June 8, 2024

Democrat and RINO leaders continue to have tremendous success flooding America with their illegals. Democrat leaders want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINO leaders want illegals because RINO leaders want cheap labor.

NBC NEWS
— RNC hires a prominent ‘Stop the Steal’ advocate to help craft its 2024 platform. – SAHIL KAPUR AND RYAN J. REILLY
https://www.aol.com/news/rnc-hires-prominent-stop-steal-110000594.html

HOUSTON KTRH
— Republican Party Of Texas Announces Their Legislative Priorities – B.D. Hobbs (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the Texas GOP with the Illinois GOP.)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/houston-texas-news/content/2024-06-07-the-republican-party-of-texas-announces-their-legislative-priorities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Legislative Priorities for the Republican Party of Texas for 2024-2025 are:

1. Border Enforcement To repel invasion and deter illegal immigration: Creating a Texas Department of Homeland Security to prevent illegal entry and trafficking, and to deport illegal aliens to Mexico or to their nations of origin. Prohibiting, with mandatory fines and jail time, individuals, corporations, non-profits, governments, and social media entities from assisting or inciting illegal entry. Requiring the use of E-Verify by all employers in Texas with significant penalties for business owners who violate this requirement. Ending all subsidies and public services, including in-state college tuition and enrollment in public schools, for illegal aliens, except for emergency medical care.

2. Secure Texas Elections Securing elections from each citizen’s registration to the final count of legal votes by: Requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. Requiring the Counties and the Secretary of State to update the voter rolls at least quarterly. Requiring a mandatory photo ID for every election, without exception. Restricting mail-in ballots to disabled, military, and eligible citizens who are out of their county for the entire voting period. Using only hand-marked, sequentially numbered paper ballots on anti-counterfeiting paper that are signed on the back by the election official at the voting location. Standardizing in-person voting, with early voting limited to a period of no longer than nine (9) days, no gap before Election Day, and assigned-precinct voting locations only. Counting ballots in precinct using a dumb-scanner method as soon as the ballot is returned by the voter and with publication of the results prior to submission to the County. Closing party primaries for only registered Republicans. Explicitly codifying the ability of the Attorney General to prosecute violations of the Election Code. Removing existing Secretary of State waivers to comply with current Election Code.

3. Stop Sexualizing Texas’ Kids Stopping the sexualization of minors, which leads to abuse, exploitation, and trafficking, by: Prohibiting taxpayer funding to any entities that permit or promote sexually inappropriate content to minors and legislatively banning instruction on sexual orientation and gender ideology in schools and libraries. Repealing affirmative defenses in Texas Penal Code (43.24, 43.25) and redefining “harmful materials” to remove loopholes provided by the modified Miller Test. Establishing an independent Inspector General for Education to investigate fraud, waste, abuse, and criminal conduct within schools and refer findings to prosecutorial authorities. Compelling superintendents to report sex crimes within schools to outside law enforcement and removing immunity from civil liability for schools and their employees.

4. No Democrat Chairs The Republican-controlled Texas Legislature shall end the practice of awarding committee chairmanships to Democrats and require all committees to be majority Republican.

5. Ban Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying Prohibiting all forms of taxpayer-funded lobbying, including the use of tax dollars to hire lobbyists and payment of tax dollars to associations that lobby the Legislature.

6. Secure the Electric Grid Securing the integrity of Texas electricity production and delivery of abundant, reliable, and resilient energy, ensuring that the Texas grid can withstand any natural or manmade threat to include weather, cyber, physical, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and geomagnetic disturbances (GMD).

7. Texas is Not for Sale Banning the sale of real property in Texas, and discontinuing taxpayer funding and incentives, to governments, entities, and proxies of China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia, and to individuals from these nations who are not legal permanent residents or citizens of the United States.

8. End Federal Overreach Resisting unconstitutional federal acts and mandates that restrict transportation, including mandatory kill switches in vehicles, road diets, and restrictions on the owner’s right to repair vehicles and equipment. Ensuring that Texans have medical freedom and can give or withhold consent for any vaccine or medical treatment without coercion, are not discriminated against based on vaccine status, and are not faced with any vaccine or medical mandate by public or private entities.)

SAN ANTONIO WOAI
— New Chair Of Texas GOP Champions Conservative Platform (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the Texas GOP with the Illinois GOP.)
https://woai.iheart.com/featured/san-antonios-first-news/content/2024-06-07-new-chair-of-texas-gop-champions-conservative-platform/

SAN ANTONIO CURRENT
— Texas GOP adds secession to party’s 2024 official platform. A new provision calls on the Texas Legislature to hold a referendum on the matter in the upcoming general election. – Michael Karlis (COMMENT: One could compare and contrast the Texas GOP with the Illinois GOP.)
https://www.sacurrent.com/news/texas-gop-adds-secession-to-partys-2024-official-platform-34749083
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Friday, the Republican Party of Texas unveiled its official party platform for the 2024 general election. The document includes two policy planks dealing with Texas’ possible secession from Union. The platform’s No. 20 plank includes language reasserting the Lone Star State’s rights to sovereignty, while No. 203 calls on the Texas Legislature to hold a referendum on the matter in the upcoming general election.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State election law drama isn’t over. GOP candidate Jay Keeven, believed to be the target of the law essentially designed to prevent Republicans from putting candidates on the ballot after the March primary, could still be tossed off the ballot when the Illinois State Board of Elections meets next month. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/07/state-election-law-republicans-march-primary-j-b-pritzker-jay-keeven-sangamon-judge-rich-miller
— Thinking about retiring? Here’s what I know for sure. – Mary Mitchell (COMMENT: If you are forced to take early retirement, your critics/opponents will use that against you for the rest of your life. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have stressed the most that GAO forced me to retire when I was 49 years old in 1997. In my defense, I stress that forced retirement was political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, and retaliation. I had been an active member since 1988 in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.).
https://chicago.suntimes.com/starting-over/2024/06/07/retirement-mary-mitchell-tips-depression-money
— Breaking down partisan talking points on the state budget. Democrat and Republican lawmakers mostly had opposing views of the fiscal year 2025 budget that Gov. Pritzker just signed. Meanwhile, the real problem with state finances is a structural deficit caused by tax policy that doesn’t fit a modern economy. – Ralph Martire
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/06/07/illinois-budget-2025-democrats-republicans-politics-deficit-tax-policy-ralph-martire-column
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Alderperson proposes 8 p.m. curfew for youths downtown. Ald. Brian Hopkins reignited the debate, proposing an 8 p.m. curfew downtown for unaccompanied minors, two hours earlier than the current curfew. But research already shows curfews are “ineffective at reducing crime and victimization.” – Sophie Sherry
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/06/07/downtown-curfew-teens-brian-hopkins

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ in Aurora.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/07/flag-raising-celebrates-pride-weekend-in-aurora/
— Oberweis $21 million sale to Winnetka private equity firm gets bankruptcy court approval – ROBERT CHANNICK (COMMENT: For general elections, I have always helped elect those candidates who won Republican primary elections. Many, most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents oppose Oberweis. I should write about them and the many big adverse actions they took against me because I helped elect Oberweis in general elections. I would focus on those who ran against Oberweis in Republican primaries and lost.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/06/oberweis-21-million-sale-to-winnetka-private-equity-firm-gets-bankruptcy-court-approval/
— Real-world mileage standard for new vehicles rising to 38 mpg in 2031 under new Biden administration rule. – MATTHEW DALY (COMMENT: I represent all Mustang owners in Illinois with 10R80 automatic transmissions in a class action lawsuit. What Ford did to make the transmission more fuel efficient harmed the transmission’s performance. SEE: https://lemonlawexperts.com/fords-new-transmission-proves-far-from-tough/ )
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/07/biden-mileage-standard/

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ in Aurora.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240607/submitted-content/aurora-raises-pride-flag-celebrates-lgbtq-community-members/
— Will County Board OKs landfill consultant contract for ex-state tollway chairman Robert Schillerstrom – Bob Okon
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240607/news/will-county-board-oks-landfill-consultant-contract-for-ex-state-tollway-chairman/
— Examining ‘responsibility’ in the new Illinois state budget – Ralph Martire
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240607/columns/examining-responsibility-in-the-new-illinois-state-budget/

ABC7
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/pride-month-2024-june-celebrations-begin-amid-backlash-anti-lgbtq-legislation/14899983/
— House Education Committee accuses Northwestern of obstructing antisemitism investigation – Eric Horng (COMMENT: I should write a book about my many antisemitic Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government. I would focus on my antisemitic Democrat superiors who forced my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take many big adverse actions against me.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/house-education-committee-accuses-northwestern-university-obstructing-antisemitism/14923388/

NBC5
— Will there be a curfew for kids in downtown Chicago? Mayor weighs in.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/will-there-be-a-curfew-for-kids-in-downtown-chicago-mayor-weighs-in/3458114/
— Pro-immigrant groups push for work permits for undocumented workers in Illinois. State lawmakers are limited in what they can do because work permits are, in essence, a federal issue. In the last week of the legislative session in Springfield, both chambers passed a resolution calling on President Joe Biden to issue work permits to long-term immigrants. (COMMENT: Will illegals take the bad jobs that I took? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I took were bad jobs. 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. My critics/opponents have always made it very clear that they would never have stooped to take the bad jobs that I took.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pro-immigrant-groups-push-for-work-permits-for-undocumented-workers-in-illinois/3458294/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc-5-telemundo-chicago-to-present-landmark-documentary-on-migrant-families-and-their-journeys/3458185/

CBS2
— Chicago activists push for immigrants to receive work permits – Sabrina Franza
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-activists-immigrants-work-permits/
— Chaos erupts at Chicago’s 31st Street Beach
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chaos-erupts-at-chicagos-31st-street-beach/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/people-seen-running-gunshots-chicago-31st-street-beach/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wok1NGNNfl8
— Democrat candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly use reparations to get more votes from Blacks and to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/chicago-suburb-sued-for-paying-reparations-to-black-residents/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsQhshn_R3o

WTTW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/06/07/pride-month-shines-chicago-latino-lgbtq-communities-spotlight-youth-services
— Number of Unhoused Chicagoans Tripled Amid Surge of Migrants, Survey Found – Heather Cherone (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the number of unhoused will ever-increasingly increase in your county, township, municipality, and school district.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/06/07/number-unhoused-chicagoans-tripled-amid-surge-migrants-survey-found

WBEZ
— Chicago’s homeless population increased threefold, a city snapshot shows, owing largely to migrants. The city’s annual point-in-time count showed nearly 19,000 people were unhoused on a single night in January. – Tessa Weinberg (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the number of homeless will ever-increasingly increase in your county, township, municipality, and school district.)
https://www.wbez.org/city-hall/2024/06/07/chicagos-homeless-population-increased-threefold-a-city-snapshot-shows-owing-largely-to-migrants
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/lgbtq/2024/06/05/chicago-pride-month-2024-your-guide-to-50-events-in-june

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Congress threatens Northwestern University with subpoena in antisemitism dispute. – Brandon Dupré
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/congress-threatens-northwestern-university-subpoena

WGLT
— Trump moves many campaign responsibilities to Turning Point Action – Ximena Bustillo, Michel Martin, Lisa Hagen
https://www.wglt.org/2024-06-07/trump-moves-many-campaign-responsibilities-to-outside-group-turning-point-action

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Florida Sen. Rick Scott says he’ll vote against recreational pot after brother’s death – AP (COMMENT: As more and more and more succumb to Democrats and use pot, more and more and more will die from using pot.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-florida-sen-rick-scott-says-hell-vote-against-recreational-pot-after-brothers-death/

CITIES 92.9
— Bill allowing permanent nursing home mail-in voting awaits Pritzker’s signature – Catrina Petersen (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that more and more and more mail-n ballots will come from Democrat nursing home residents who are 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150+ years old.)
https://www.cities929.com/2024/06/07/bill-allowing-permanent-nursing-home-mail-in-voting-awaits-pritzkers-signature/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/07/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-101/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What distinguishes you from your critics/opponents? My critics/opponents a) oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members, b) reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, c) destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate, who refuse to glorify and praise them, who refuse to pander to them, who refuse to serve as one of their operative or dupes, who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or who refuse to give them money, d) despise if not hate Trump and despise if not hate those who share Trump’s demographics, and/or e) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Will the Republican Party die like the Whig Party did? The Whig Party died because it did not adopt, defend, and advance a strong anti-slavery plank in its platform. Will the Republican Party die because it fails/refuses to defend and advance the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EDUCATION, FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT CAN OVERCOME POVERTY – Chris Coffey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/research-shows-education-full-time-employment-can-overcome-poverty/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

NEW YORK POST
— Nearly half of Americans believe young people are influenced by pop culture to identify as LGBTQ – Emily Crane
https://nypost.com/2024/06/07/us-news/nearly-half-of-americans-believe-young-people-are-influenced-by-pop-culture-to-identify-as-lgbtq-poll/

BREITBART
— Illegal Aliens March Through Times Square Chanting ‘Abolish ICE!’ – AMY FURR (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, sooner or later, if not already, illegals will march through your downtown.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/06/07/video-report-illegal-aliens-march-times-square-chanting-abolish-ice/
— Trump Floats Putting U.S. Tariffs on Countries Refusing to Take Back Their Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/07/trump-floats-putting-u-s-tariffs-on-countries-refusing-to-take-back-their-illegal-aliens/
— Mexico Funds Lawsuit for Illegal Migrants in Florida – ELIZABETH WEIBEL (COMMENT: Constructively, Mexico has declared war on America. Mexicans continue to be furious about the War of 1848.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/06/07/report-mexico-funds-lawsuit-illegal-migrants-florida/
— Biden Scores Migrants More Jobs While Americans Drop Out of Workforce – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/07/joe-biden-scores-migrants-more-jobs-while-americans-drop-out-workforce/

DAILY CALLER
— American-Born Workers Are Getting Killed In Biden’s Economy – WILL KESSLER (COMMENT: Employers want cheap labor. If there had been as many foreign-born workers when I was young as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/07/jobs-under-biden-going-foreign-born-workers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Native-born American workers are taking a beating in the job market from gains by foreign-born workers, according to the data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday. The number of foreign-born workers employed in the U.S. rose by 637,000 in the last year to nearly 30.9 million, while the number of employed native-born Americans has declined by 299,000, according to the BLS. As a consequence of foreign-born workers taking up job gains, the number of American-born workers with jobs is still below the number counted in July 2019.)

EPOCH TIMES
— Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Amends Disclosure to Include Gift Trips. Justice Thomas had left out two trips in 2019. – Zachary Stieber
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/supreme-court-justice-clarence-thomas-amends-disclosure-to-include-gift-trips-5664707

FEDERALIST
— Biden’s Border Order Does Nothing But Insult Americans’ Intelligence – HELEN RALEIGH
https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/07/bidens-border-order-does-nothing-but-insult-americans-intelligence/
— Foreign-Born Workers Dominate U.S. Job Gains While Native-Born Americans Struggle – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/07/foreign-born-workers-dominate-u-s-job-gains-while-native-born-americans-struggle/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— More ‘Gotaways’ During the First Three Years of the Biden Administration Than in Previous Decade – Ira Mehlman
https://www.fairus.org/more-gotaways-during-first-three-years-biden-administration-previous-decade

FOX NEWS
— Illegal immigrants are offered an array of taxpayer funded benefits, enticing more to come: ‘Pull factor’ There have been more than 7 million migrant crossings during the Biden administration. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/explained-what-can-illegal-immigrants-get-free-united-states
— Dem in major Senate race accused of ‘pandering’ to Black voters by supporting reparations. The conservative Win it Back PAC is launching an ad targeting Hispanic voters, who largely oppose reparations. – Brandon Gillespie
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dem-major-senate-race-accused-pandering-black-voters-supporting-reparations

GOPUSA
— Feds Send Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars To The Taliban
https://www.gopusa.com/feds-send-millions-of-taxpayer-dollars-to-the-taliban/

NEWSMAX
— Kids Pushed to ID as LGBTQ – Solange Reyner (COMMENT: How successful have Democrats been making the students in your school district sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/lgbtq-poll-trans/2024/06/07/id/1167928/

ONE NEWS PAGE
— ILLEGALS TAKE TIME SQUARE!
https://www.onenewspage.com/video/20240607/16979888/ILLEGALS-TAKE-TIME-SQUARE!-LIVE-FROM-AMERICA.htm

TOWNHALL
— Voters in Arizona Will Decide If Police Can Arrest Illegal Aliens – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/06/07/arizona-ballot-measure-about-police-arresting-illegals-n2640109
— Number of Illegal Aliens From Far-Flung Nations Continues to Surge – Jamie Parsons
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/jamie-parsons/2024/06/07/large-number-of-illegal-aliens-caught-at-southern-border-last-month-n2639918
— Tens of Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Exempt From Biden’s ‘Tough’ Executive Order – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/06/07/new-report-reveals-tens-of-thousands-of-illegal-immigrants-exempt-from-bidens-tough-executive-order-n2640117
— The Trump Trial: Lawfare and Its Consequences
https://townhall.com/podcasts/townhallreview/2024/06/07/the-trump-trial:-lawfare-and-its-consequences

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC NEWS
— Republicans who see Trump conviction as politically motivated vow to ‘indict the left’ Republicans who view Donald Trump’s felony conviction by a Manhattan jury as politically motivated are calling on GOP prosecutors to start charging Democrats with crimes. – AP (COMMENT: All the many adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me were politically motivated.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/republicans-trump-conviction-politically-motivated-vow-indict-left-110823249

MSN
— Kohl’s will not sponsor 2024 Republican National Convention events – Audrey Baker
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kohl-s-will-not-sponsor-2024-republican-national-convention-events/ar-BB1nPuGO
— Duckworth leading Democrats’ push to protect reproductive rights. – Carrie Shepherd (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. During the 1980s, my Democrat GAO superiors punished me severely because my wife and I gave up trying to have children without trying IVF. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/illinois-sen-tammy-duckworth-leading-democrats-push-to-protect-reproductive-rights/ar-BB1nNVwL

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly replace voters who have demographics that vote for Republicans with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/07/biden-employment-immigrants/

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/06/08/migrants-face-tough-path-mexico-border/73818094007/

DENVER 7
— ‘First gens’ chase the American Dream through education (COMMENT: I was a first gen, and not only that, my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D4NA7ji2F5_c

May 26, 2024

BOST FOR CONGRESS
— The Illinois Republican Party’s State Convention
https://x.com/BostForCongress/status/1794340527892312105

DALLAS NEWS
— Texas Republican Party delegates vote on party platform (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2024/05/25/texas-republican-platform-calls-for-teaching-bible-in-schools-blocking-abortion-drugs/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Texas GOP to vote on Bible lessons, deportations to platform (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/texas-gop-bible-lessons-school-19472547.php

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Proposed Texas GOP platform calls for the Bible in schools, electoral changes that would lock Democrats out of statewide office. The platform was voted on Saturday, with tallies expected next week. Other planks call abortion homicide and gender-transition care “child abuse.” – ROBERT DOWNEN AND RENZO DOWNEY (COMMENT: In my opinion, delegates to state party conventions should be provided with at least a week before the convention a) copies of the platform and the resolutions that they are going to vote on and b) the names of and lots of information on the National Committeeman and Committeewoman candidates who they are going to vote on.)
https://www.texastribune.org/2024/05/25/texas-republican-party-convention-platform/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans go all in for Trump at state convention – RICK PEARSON and JEREMY GORNER (COMMENT: Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) to issue a detailed press release on the convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. At the convention, there was very strong support for Trump and for Dean White for IRP National Committeeman, but there very few delegates were from DuPage County. IRP chairman Don Tracy spoke vehemently against direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members. Many of the delegates who I spoke with had been strongly lobbied by opponents of direct election against direct election. Tracy’s IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee (PRC) killed direct election. Illinois Republicans who want direct election are overwhelmingly conservative. Illinois Republicans who oppose direct election are overwhelming moderate, that is, they reject some, many, most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform. It seems that to get PRC members to kill direct election, those who oppose direct election a) loaded the PRC with members who oppose direct election or could be made to oppose direct election and b) dumped efforts to move the platform to the left. I was appointed to the PRC even though I have always promoted direct election. But that appointment was made before those who oppose direct election knew that major efforts were going to be made to promote direct election. Therefore, I was removed from the PRC before its first meeting. The Democrat news media at the convention again demonstrated its hostility toward me. I have attended as a delegate and as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor all the IRP State Conventions since 2000. The 2020 convention was by Zoom. The last big push for direct election was at the 2008 convention.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/25/illinois-republicans-go-all-in-for-trump-at-state-convention/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state GOP party platform has long opposed same-sex marriage, though its been almost a decade since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans against those unions. On Saturday, the party added a plank “confirming the immutable biological sex of humans and the protection of women” and opposing gender treatments as well as “all efforts to validate transgender identity,” The platform adopted by more than 500 delegates at the convention also attacked the Democratic Party for eliminating cash bail, contending it “opposes law and order and law enforcement.” . . . The only contentious note in the festivities occurred when former Lake County GOP chairman Mark Shaw was twice overwhelmingly rejected in votes from the convention floor in his bid to become the state’s new Republican National Committeeman, replacing Richard Porter, who is term limited. Shaw, a Trump delegate and a “senior adviser” to the presidential candidate, has a controversial party history. Once viewed as a grassroots supporter, his attempts to maneuver into the RNC job were rejected by delegates who viewed him as too establishment. Dean White of St. Charles, a construction company owner and a member of the Republican State Central Committee, was ultimately named national committeeman after Shaw dropped out. Hardin County GOP Chair Rhonda Belford, who chairs the Republican County Chairs’ Association, was voted as national committeewoman, replacing Demetra DeMonte.)
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly blame Republicans for pollution.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/prairie-state-coal-plant/
— We can’t let summer events distract us from violence prevention in Chicago – Faith Leaders (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty, crime, and violence.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/26/opinion-chicago-summer-gun-violence-prevention/
— Mayor Johnson hires organizer as administration liaison to progressive groups – Jake Sheridan (COMMENT: Who serves as liaisons for the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to conservative groups?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/mayor-johnson-hires-organizer-as-administration-liaison-to-progressive-groups/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN: NCTV17 seeks funding support from Naperville as the nonprofit TV station deals with urgent financial crisis – TESS KENNY (COMMENT: I am a conservative Republican nonprofit political and government news and commentary aggregator. All the money and time needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out each and every morning comes from me. He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/naperville-city-council-nctv17-cable-news-funding/

DAILY HERALD
— Biden to Black students: You’re nothing without me – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240525/syndicated-columnists/biden-to-black-students-youre-nothing-without-me/

NBC5
— At least 2 killed, 10 others injured in Chicago Memorial Day weekend shootings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-crime-memorial-day-weekend-shootings/3446710/

WGLT
— Trump confronts repeated booing during Libertarian convention speech – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-26/trump-confronts-repeated-booing-during-libertarian-convention-speech

WGIL
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.wgil.com/2024/05/25/illinois-bill-allows-out-of-state-minors-to-apply-for-taxpayer-funded-abortions/

CWB CHICAGO
— Huge brawl leaves migrant stabbed, cop injured as police declare emergency outside downtown Chicago shelter. (COMMENT: Chicago today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://cwbchicago.com/2024/05/huge-brawl-leaves-migrant-stabbed-cop-injured-as-police-declare-emergency-outside-downtown-chicago-shelter.html

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Budget negotiations will extend into next week as House leaves Springfield – JERRY NOWICKI & HANNAH MEISEL
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/budget-negotiations-will-extend-into-next-week-as-house-leaves-springfield

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois legislators eye $870 million in tax increases ahead of budget deal. Package includes tax credits for hiring journalists, ex-felons, live theatre. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_2b3aeb7e-1b06-11ef-905a-1fa73edcfead.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

AMERICAN THINKER
— Acknowledging Truth – Thomas Klocek
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/acknowledging_truth.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— MSNBC’s Joy Reid takes racist shot at Rep. Byron Donalds over Trump support – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/25/msnbcs-joy-reid-takes-racist-shot-at-rep-byron-donalds-over-trump-support-1461605/

BREITBART
— Chicago: 10 Shot During First Night of Memorial Day Weekend – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2024/05/26/chicago-10-shot-during-first-night-of-memorial-day-weekend/

FOX BUSINESS
— Walmart promotes Pride merchandise as Target scales back following backlash. – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/walmart-promotes-pride-merchandise-target-scales-back-following-backlash

HOT AIR
— Schumer Clearly States Citizenship for Illegals Is the Goal
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/05/25/when-chuckles-schumer-clear-states-citizenship-for-illegals-is-the-goal-n3789060

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— “Not one Mexican”: Group of illegal immigrants interviewed near San Diego border wall. – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/not-one-mexican-group-of-illegal-immigrants-interviewed-near-san-diego-border-wall

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Illinois Chemical Abortion Free-for-All Puts Women in Danger – ERIK BAPTIST
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/05/the-illinois-chemical-abortion-free-for-all-puts-women-in-danger/
— Merit Must Trump DEI in Medical Education – IAN KINGSBURY (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they ever-increasingly lowered standards to hire, retain, and promote Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, professional license, and work experience.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/05/merit-must-trump-dei-in-medical-education/

NEW AMERICAN
— Is the Constitution Now an “Inconvenient Document”? – Selwyn Duke
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/constitution/is-the-constitution-now-an-inconvenient-document/

PARADISE
— Great Replacement: Sen. Schumer Calls For Amnesty of Millions of Illegals to Offset Declining U.S. Population
https://theparadise.ng/great-replacement-sen-schumer-calls-for-amnesty-of-millions-of-illegals-to-offset-declining-u-s-population/
— 40+ Dem Mayors Beg Joe Biden to Create Jobs Program — for Illegal Aliens!
https://theparadise.ng/40-dem-mayors-beg-joe-biden-to-create-jobs-program-for-illegal-aliens/#google_vignette

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Confronting the Woke-Left and Jihad-Enthusiast Alliance – Peter Berkowitz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2024/05/26/confronting_the_woke-left_and_jihad-enthusiast_alliance_151003.html

TOWNHALL
— Chuck Schumer Admits Democrats’ ‘Ultimate Goal,’ And It’s Not Good – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: Democrat elected and appointed officials ever-increasingly replace those in America who have demographics that vote for Republicans with those who have demographics that vote for Democrats.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/25/chuck-schumer-our-ultimate-goal-is-to-give-every-illegal-immigrant-citizenship-n2639528
— Half of UCLA Med School Students Fail Basic Tests Thanks to DEI Push – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/25/half-of-ucla-med-school-students-fail-basic-tests-thanks-to-dei-push-n2639525

WESTERN JOURNAL
— New Low: Illegals Across U.S. Hiring Fake Robbers to Attack Them So They Gain Asylum – Jack Davis
https://www.westernjournal.com/new-low-illegals-across-us-hiring-fake-robbers-attack-gain-asylum/

— FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCESSOUTHERN

AOL
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly crow about their success in using DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.aol.com/news/republican-leaders-unc-board-claims-144739678.html
— How to Check Your Employment Eligibility – LISA JOHNSON MANDELL
https://www.aol.com/news/2011-03-24-how-to-check-your-employment-eligibility.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Green cards? Passports? Visas? Just what exactly to they allow you to do? A lot of people coming to the U.S. are uncertain about whether or not they’re able to legally work in the U.S. Now there’s a super simple way to find out. The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services recently unveiled a free online tool called E-Verify Self Check, that allows people to see if they’re eligible to work in the U.S. before they start looking.)

CNN
— Trump courts Libertarians amid mounting concern over third-party candidates – Steve Contorno and Aaron Pellish (COMMENT: I should write a book about those Libertarian plants in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me since 2000. Libertarians promote pot, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, etc.)
https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/25/politics/donald-trump-libertarian-party-rfk/index.html

MSN
— Wokeness has gone full circle with the separation of Americans by race thanks to DEI
https://www.msn.com/en-sg/entertainment/news/wokeness-has-gone-full-circle-with-the-separation-of-americans-by-race-thanks-to-dei-says-conservatives/ar-BB1idbhx
— ‘Zapped time and time again’: More workers say they expect to retire at 65, but research shows they may be overly optimistic about how long they can remain in the workforce. – Serah Louis (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination. I am 75. As age discrimination ever-increasingly increases under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that as you get older, there will be ever-increasingly pressure to get rid of you and especially if you are conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time like me. Currently, age discriminators are using age discrimination concurrently against both Trump and Biden to “kill two birds with one stone.” In my defense, I stress the GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters that I put together and send out each and every morning. I had no trouble driving non-stop to/from Wheaton and Collinsville for the Illinois Republican Party State Convention.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/zapped-time-and-time-again-more-workers-say-they-expect-to-retire-at-65-but-research-shows-they-may-be-overly-optimistic-about-how-long-they-can-remain-in-the-workforce/ar-BB1n201B

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Do Students at Elite Colleges Really Want? – Francesca Mari (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League colleges are worthless, that is, that my degrees from NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT are worthless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/business/gen-z-college-students-jobs.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/24/opinion/trump-deportation-immigration-border.html
— Biden Addresses Graduating Cadets at West Point Military Academy – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/25/us/politics/biden-commencement-west-point.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden indirectly rebukes Trump at West Point commencement. – Tyler Pager
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/25/trump-biden-military-academy/
— Democrats continue to use George Floyd to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/05/25/george-floyd-anniversary-retrenchment/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Teach Your Children to Love America. – Peggy Noonan (COMMENT: What inspires your patriotism? For me, it includes my being able to earn a bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license even though neither of my parents attended college, my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/teach-your-children-to-love-america-memorial-day-7c97666e

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly crow about their success in using DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mayarichard-craven/2024/05/25/racial-trauma-can-affect-your-career-heres-how/

PBS
— JULY 21, 2022 FLASHBACK: Jan. 6 committee says Donald Trump is to blame for the violence (COMMENT: He who determines the membership of a committee determines the outcome of that committee.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-jan-6-committee-says-donald-trump-is-to-blame-for-the-violence

May 24, 2024

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— GOP UNITY: The Illinois Republican Party is holding its state convention today and Saturday in the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. After eight years of divisiveness among the rank and file, party leaders hope to emerge united as they head into election season. No matter where they stand on Donald Trump, they agree on wanting to make Joe Biden a one-term president. “We’re at a pivotal point where you’re seeing Republicans starting to get back together,” Illinois GOP Executive Director Matthew Janes told Playbook. “You’re seeing a lot more unity recently.” The Illinois GOP has evolved much the way the national Republican party has, with right-leaning Republicans veering more right and centrists somehow being seen as being left on party issues. In Illinois, the shift has been geographic. In 2014, the Republican base was strong in Chicago’s suburbs and exurbs, while southern Illinois still saw Democrats have an influence in party politics. That’s all shifted: When Trump came on the scene, rural voters were drawn to his blue collar message and there was a shift in the state party’s cultural and economic bases. Chicago-area Republicans weren’t always in line with Trump. And many still aren’t. Embracing Trump: Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter was among those hoping to see a new Republican generation in the White House. He backed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for president. Now, he says he’s most concerned about taking back the White House from Democrats. “I am for winning. Trump is our nominee and the Democrats have behaved appallingly in regard to Trump so it’s not hard to support him,” Porter told Playbook, referring to the former president’s recent court fight in New York. That attitude is expected to prevail in Collinsville this weekend, where the biggest task is to line up behind a party platform and elect a new Republican committee man and committee woman to represent the state within the national Republican Convention (The party elects one man and one woman to those seats.). Why the change: Term limits are keeping Porter and Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte from running again. They have each served two terms. In the running for their seats: GOP state central committee members Mark Shaw and Dean White and Illinois Republican Finance Committee Chair Vince Kolber. Shaw is also an Illinois adviser to Trump’s campaign. Women candidates are State Central Committee members Joan Lasonde and Rhonda Belford, and former Republican legislative candidate Julie Cho. All of the candidates are right-leaning, Trump-supporting Republicans. If you are Demetra DeMonte, Playbook would like to hear from you. Email skapos@politico.com )
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump putting his finger on the scale to revamp GOP platform four years after it froze in time – Elaine Mallon (COMMENT: Those who oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a far-right conservative. Since 2015, they have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a Trump-promoter. I should write a book about those who oppose direct elect election of IRP SCC members and who oppose Trump and who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3015947/trump-revamp-gop-platform-after-it-froze-in-time/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Trump campaign is pushing to elect those closely aligned with the presumptive presidential nominee’s agenda to positions on the Republican National Committee‘s Platform Committee. Much of this effort by former President Donald Trump’s campaign relates to concerns that far-right conservatives will push stances on abortion and same-sex marriage that may alienate the general population just ahead of the general election. The RNC’s Platform Committee consists of a male and a female representative from each U.S. state and territory, and it will play an instrumental role in shaping the party’s stances on dozens of policy issues. The party’s current platform is a 66-page document that hasn’t been reviewed since the 2016 election. In 2020, the RNC passed a resolution stating it would not adopt a new platform, pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic interfering with the party’s ability to hold meetings. That year marked the first time in more than 150 years that the RNC decided not to make adjustments to its official platform, per NBC News. Shiree Verdone served as co-chairwoman of Trump’s campaign in Arizona in both 2016 and 2020 but is no longer involved with the Republican Party of Arizona. She told the outlet that Trump’s team is concerned about who is getting on the party’s platform committee. “Trying to get normal folks on the Platform and Rules [committees], but God knows if there’s any normal people in that delegation,” Verdone said. The committee’s leadership consists of strong Trump supporters, including Trump’s former ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, who will serve as executive director. Russ Vought, Trump’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as policy director, and Ed Martin, the head of several conservative groups, will serve as deputy policy director. “The campaign is really getting into it and involved this year in [Platform Committee] races in states,” a veteran Republican operative told the outlet. “There is a sense among them that the platform should not be pushed too far to the right on a few issues, but I keep hearing abortion and marriage specifically.” While far-right conservatives have called for a national ban on abortion, Trump has been steadfast in his stance that the matter will be left up to the states. “I DO NOT SUPPORT A BAN ON BIRTH CONTROL, AND NEITHER WILL THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!” Trump declared on Truth Social.)
— ‘Haley Voters for Biden’ says Trump endorsement makes their efforts ‘difficult’ – Peter Cordi (COMMENT: Who are the Haley voters for Biden in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, and your school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015309/haley-voters-biden-trump-endorsement-efforts-difficult/
— Trump and DeSantis appear to push aside feud in appeal to donors: ‘I love that you’re back’ – Ross O’Keefe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3015526/trump-desantis-push-aside-feud-appeal-donors/
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Mike Johnson warns that ‘enemies of freedom’ can vote in local DC elections – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014853/mike-johnson-warns-enemies-of-freedom-can-vote-local-dc-elections/
— Democrats attack Republicans on DC noncitizen voting law as a setup for election fraud claims – Jack Birle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/3014472/democrats-attack-republicans-dc-noncitizen-voting-law-setup-big-lie-2-0/
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson: One year in, a failing grade – William J. Kelly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3001566/brandon-johnson-one-year-in-failing-grade/
— Trump insists Biden, 81, must debate him standing up. – Ashley Oliver (COMMENT: I drove non-stop from Wheaton to Collinsville yesterday.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3016177/trump-insists-biden-81-must-debate-standing-up/
— Illegal immigrant says illegal immigration is too easy – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3015282/illegal-immigrant-says-illegal-immigration-too-easy/

ALTON TELEGRAPH & JOURNAL COURIER
— Collinsville hosts Illinois GOP state convention this weekend. – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/illinois-republican-convention-gop-collinsville-19474408.php
http://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/republicans-state-convention-collinsville-weekend-19474445.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Approximately 500 to 600 people will attend, according to Convention Coordinator Deb Detmers.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election. Nikki Haley dropped out of the GOP race, but she’s still getting sizable votes. – Hannah Demissie
https://abc7chicago.com/post/nikki-haley-voting-trump-former-republican-presidential-candidate/14858562/
— Trump campaign calls out ‘critical flaw’ in Milwaukee RNC convention’s safety from protesters. Trump campaign wants more space between convention and protest areas. – Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-campaign-accuses-secret-service-of-critical-flaw-rnc/14863699/
— Anti-abortion Chicago City Council members stall quiet zone approval around West Loop clinic. Ald. Bill Conway was trying to establish “quiet zone” around abortion clinic where entering women report bullying and intimidation. – Fran Spielman
https://abc7chicago.com/post/anti-abortion-chicago-city-council-members-stall-approval-west-loop-clinic-quiet-zone/14863192/

WGN9
— House Republicans rail against Northwestern, Rutgers for cutting deals with protesters. – Lexi Lonas
https://wgnradio.com/news/house-republicans-ream-northwestern-rutgers-for-cutting-deals-with-protesters/
— Retiring early may not be as great as it sounds – Collin McCarthy (COMMENT: I should write a book about being forced by Democrats to retire early.)
https://wgnradio.com/your-money-matters/retiring-early-may-not-be-as-great-as-it-sounds/

WTTW
— New Illinois Law That Prevents Political Parties From Slating Candidates in Open General Election Races Put on Hold by Judge – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/new-illinois-law-prevents-political-parties-slating-candidates-open-general-election
— Northwestern President Defends Deal With Student Protesters to US House Committee: ‘We Had to Get the Encampment Down’ – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-defends-deal-student-protesters-us-house-committee-we-had-get

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois fails to protect immigrant victims of crime – NELL SALZMAN (COMMENT: Those who promote illegal immigration are responsible for the illegals who come in.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/24/illinois-fails-to-protect-immigrant-victims-of-crime-report-finds/
— Alderman accuses colleague of antisemitism over social media post. – JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/alderman-accuses-colleague-of-antisemitism-over-social-media-post/
— Illinois Democrats still at odds over tax hike proposals as budget talks again head into overtime – JEREMY GORNER, OLIVIA OLANDER, OLIVIA STEVENS, DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-still-at-odds-over-tax-hike-proposals-as-budget-talks-again-head-into-overtime/
— Northwestern President Schill grilled by lawmakers at campus antisemitism hearing. ‘Hate is hate.’ – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/northwestern-president-at-congressional-antisemitism-hearing-existing-rules-policies-falling-short-we-must-improve/
— Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/23/senate-border-bill-test-vote/
— ‘Justice-impacted individual’ is a ‘doublethink’ phrase that could come back to haunt Gov. J.B. Pritzker – Editorial
https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-justice-impacted-individual-doublethink-100000509.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Judge halts election law that blocked Republican candidates from appearing on November ballot. Under the new law, state House and Senate candidates must run in the primary to appear on the November general election ballot — a move leaving prospective candidates in the lurch, viewed as a power grab by the Democrat-led legislature. – Tina Stondeles and Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/23/judge-halts-election-law-that-blocked-republican-candidates-from-appearing-on-november-ballot
— Mayoral allies in hot water over social media posts. Johnson’s Communications Director Ronnie Reese is under fire for a 2010 tweet that said, “I brake for gay pride, reluctantly.” Meanwhile, Ald. Debra Silverstein called a recent Facebook post by Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez “an antisemitic dog whistle.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/05/23/social-media-mayoral-allies-facebook-tweet-antisemitism-homophobia
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/05/23/cook-county-loans-minority-pot-license-marijuana-social-equity
— Advocates worry 120 schools could lose after-school programs this summer. – Nader Issa and Sarah Karp (COMMENT: What did you do after-school? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, and worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/05/23/advocates-worry-120-schools-could-lose-after-school-programs-this-summer
— Student protests are a rite of passage. I went through it, back in the ’60s. Watching the wave of student protests on college campuses nationwide, a retired journalist recalls his own activism and writes: When these students reflect on this moment, I trust they will appreciate, like I have, our country’s commitment to reasonable free speech, peaceable assembly and democracy. – Andy Shaw (COMMENT: While I attended UIC 1966-1968 and NIU 1969-1970, many of my classmates protested the Vietnam War.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/05/23/student-protests-colleges-israel-hamas-vietnam-war-activists-1960s-andy-shaw

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago newsrooms get $1.6 million in grants to strengthen local journalism – Corli Jay (COMMENT: All the many thousands of dollars needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out every morning comes out of my Civil Service Retirement System pension, my Social Security, and my retirement savings.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marketing-media/chicago-newsrooms-get-grants-bolster-local-journalism
— Durbin renews call for Alito to recuse himself in 2020 election cases. (COMMENT: I have flown an American flag off my front porch in Wheaton constantly since September 11, 2001 and a 18X12 foot American flag in my Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville since January of 2021.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/durbin-calls-alito-recuse-himself-2020-election-cases

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House moves to protect emergency abortions ahead of US Supreme Court ruling – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

SOUTHERN
— Democrats go on offense as the GOP opens the door to birth control restrictions – Isabella Murray
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/23/democrats-go-on-offense-as-the-gop-opens-the-door-to-birth-control-restrictions

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Descendants of Evanston residents file federal class action suit against reparations program – William Tong
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/24/city/descendants-of-evanston-residents-file-federal-class-action-suit-against-reparations-program/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Class action lawsuit attacks Evanston reparations program as unconstitutional. Plaintiffs allege they are ‘irreparably harmed’ by program’s limitation to Black ancestors and descendants, seek their own $25,000 payments. – Alex Harrison
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/05/24/class-action-lawsuit-attacks-local-reparations-program-as-unconstitutional/

EVANSTON NOW
— Suit challenges Evanston reparations plan – Bill Smith
https://evanstonnow.com/suit-challenges-evanston-reparations-plan/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump isn’t known for letting slights against him pass – AP (COMMENT: I not only let sights against me pass, I let big adverse actions against me pass. Should I continue doing that? Should I start issuing cease and desist letters against my attackers? Should I sue them?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-swaps-bluster-for-silence-and-possibly-sleep-in-his-hush-money-trial//

CITIES 92.9
— Measure impacting auto voter registration raises non-citizen registration concerns – Catrina Petersen
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/22/measure-impacting-auto-voter-registration-raises-non-citizen-registration-concerns/

WGEM
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wgem.com/video/2024/05/24/bill-expanding-illinois-abortion-shield-law-heads-gov-pritzkers-desk/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-94/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: Why do Republican, conservative, and religious leaders in Illinois not encourage reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, if not discourage reading those newsletters? ANSWER: They reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly its individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks and/or they reject election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois bill allows out-of-state minors to apply for taxpayer funded abortions – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_5b88a150-192f-11ef-9334-cb5ac7080596.html

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Evanston faces federal class action over reparations program. The first-of-its-kind reparations initiative is meant to address the historic housing injustice that Black Evanston residents once faced. – DAVE BYRNES
https://www.courthousenews.com/chicago-suburb-faces-federal-class-action-over-reparations-program/

WEST COOK NEWS
— Cook County launches $3.6 million grant program for cannabis businesses
https://westcooknews.com/stories/659508595-cook-county-launches-3-6-million-grant-program-for-cannabis-businesses

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois legislators ‘increasingly see criminals as victims & police as criminals’ – Paul Vallas:
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659439059-paul-vallas-illinois-legislators-increasingly-see-criminals-as-victims-police-as-criminals

SANGAMON SUN
— Republicans express concerns over exclusion from Illinois budget talks
https://sangamonsun.com/stories/659508774-republicans-express-concerns-over-exclusion-from-illinois-budget-talks

WIREPOINTS
— More woke buffoonery with your money: The latest with Illinois’ ESG investments and Treasurer Frerichs – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/more-woke-buffoonery-with-your-money-the-latest-with-illinois-esg-investments-and-treasurer-frerichs-wirepoints/
— Eleven Illinois U.S. Representatives vote against bill to ban noncitizens from voting in Washington, D.C. elections
https://wirepoints.org/eleven-illinois-u-s-representatives-vote-against-bill-to-ban-noncitizens-from-voting-in-washington-d-c-elections-wirepoints-quickpoint/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Protecting Child Sacrifice and Mandating Indoctrination – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/protecting-child-sacrifice-and-mandating-indoctrination/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP convention plans to be a good guest in Milwaukee – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/inside-beltway-gop-convention-plans-be-good-guest-/
— Biden stumbles through press conference with Kenyan president: ‘What was my question?’ – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/joe-biden-stumbles-through-press-conference-with-k/
— 52 Democrats join GOP as House votes to overturn D.C.’s noncitizen voting law – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/52-democrats-join-gop-as-house-votes-to-overturn-d/
— Biden proves he’s a demagogue on race, yet his own record is terrible. President told Black college grads that America hates them. – Tim Murtaugh
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/biden-proves-hes-demagogue-on-race-yet-his-own-rec/
— Safe spaces, ‘trigger warnings’ crush free speech and destroy universities’ academic rigor – Allan C. Stam
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/23/safe-spaces-trigger-warnings-crush-free-speech-and/

NEW YOR POST
— Trump vows to ‘make NYC great again’ at boisterous Crotona Park rally. – Victor Nava and Diana Glebova
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/trump-vows-to-make-nyc-great-again-at-boisterous-crotona-park-rally/
— Thousands of Trump fanatics swarm Bronx park for his first NY rally since 2016: ‘He’s a real Nelson Mandela’ – Steven Vago, Marie Pohl and Katherine Donlevy
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/us-news/thousands-of-trump-fanatics-swarm-nyc-park-for-rally/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/
— Advice to Donald Trump for the debate: Just let bumbling Biden talk! – Douglas Murray
https://nypost.com/2024/05/23/opinion/advice-to-donald-trump-for-the-debate-just-let-bumbling-biden-talk/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A border so wide open even the illegals are warning us – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/a_border_so_wide_open_even_the_illegals_are_warning_us.html

BREITBART
— Kinzinger Dismisses Haley’s Support for Trump as ‘Pathetic’ – SIMON KENT (COMMENT: I have always been a Republican. Sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes will announce that they have always been Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, or RINOs.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/kinzinger-dismisses-haleys-support-for-trump-as-pathetic/
— Illinois Democrats Dumping the Term ‘Offender’ for ‘Justice-Impacted Individual’ in State Law – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/05/23/illinois-democrats-dumping-offender-justice-impacted-individual-state-law/
— Illegal Migrants Hurry to Cross Southern Border: ‘We Don’t Want Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/22/illegal-migrants-hurry-cross-southern-border-we-dont-want-trump/
— Most House Democrats Vote to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote in D.C. Elections – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/most-house-democrats-vote-to-allow-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-d-c-elections/
— Joe Biden Blames Record-Setting Illegal Immigration on Republicans – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have blamed me the most for the most. I would focus on those who have blamed me the most for the most losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/23/joe-biden-blames-record-setting-illegal-immigration-republicans/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Northwestern journalism school’s chair of ‘social justice in reporting’ has history of pro-Hamas rhetoric – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/exposed-northwestern-journalism-schools-chair-social-justice-reporting-history-pro-hamas-rhetoric/25525

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— States Seeking to Curb Illegal Immigration Can Start by Curbing Access to Professional Licenses – Jessica M. Vaughan (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that on my first attempt, a) I passed the CPA examination in 1979, b) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination in 1981, c) I became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://cis.org/Vaughan/States-Seeking-Curb-Illegal-Immigration-Can-Start-Curbing-Access-Professional-Licenses
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20 percent of U.S. workers require a license in their occupation.)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Up to 2.7 Million Noncitizens Could Vote Illegally in November – Dan Hart
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/up-2-7-million-noncitizens-could-vote-illegally-november-study-shows/
— Biden Border Crisis Is Extortion Tactic to Push Massive Amnesty – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/23/biden-border-crisis-is-extortion-tactic-push-massive-amnesty-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Activism Over Education? Law School Embraced Drag Shows And Social Justice Amid Rankings Free Fall. As law school plummeted down the rankings, its professors were performing in drag. – Leif Le Mahieu
https://www.dailywire.com/news/inside-the-dei-fueled-implosion-of-a-major-u-s-law-school

FOX NEWS
— Donald Trump at Bronx rally: Biden puts illegal aliens first, I put America first
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEtEYViyEd0
— Sen. Graham sounds alarm on terror threat after Marine base incident: ‘Wake-up call’
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sen-graham-sounds-alarm-terror-threat-after-marine-base-incident-wake-up-call?ref=upstract.com
— Top Dem’s past push for noncitizen voting rights revealed ahead of House vote. The House will consider a bill Thursday to repeal a DC law allowing noncitizens to vote. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-dems-past-push-non-citizen-voting-rights-revealed-ahead-house-vote
— Meritocracy works much better in terms of producing excellent results – Dr. Ben Carson
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6353550280112

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Evanston Over Reparations
https://www.judicialwatch.org/reparations/

MRC TV
— Illegal Alien Worried About ‘Who Comes into This Country’: ‘Killers, Psychopaths’ – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/illegal-alien-worried-about-who-comes-country-killers-psychopaths

NEWSMAX
— Trump on Mass Migration: ‘They’re Building an Army!’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/donald-trump-immigration-illegals/2024/05/23/id/1165961/
— Biden’s Open Border Doing Irreparable Harm – Rep. Bob Good, R-Va.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/bob-good-newsmax-joe-biden/2024/05/23/id/1165931/
— DEI Will Destroy Our Trust in Doctors – JEFFREY BLEHAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/dei-will-destroy-our-trust-in-doctors/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Renames ‘Offenders’ to ‘Justice-Impacted Individuals’ – GRAYSON BAKICH
https://pjmedia.com/graysonbakich/2024/05/22/illinois-renames-offenders-to-justice-impacted-individuals-n4929264

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— When Donald Trump Wins In 2024 Will Democrats Accept The Legitimacy Of His Victory? – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/ned_ryun_when_donald_trump_wins_in_2024_will_democrats_accept_the_legitimacy_of_his_victory.html
— Speaker Johnson: Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Deciding Elections, They Don’t Want Americans Deciding American Elections – Tyler Stone
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/05/23/speaker_johnson_democrats_want_illegal_aliens_deciding_elections_they_dont_want_americans_deciding_american_elections.html

TOWNHALL
— The Polls Don’t Lie: Thousands of People Show Up to Trump Rally In Deep-Blue State – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/23/trump-deep-blue-state-rally-n2639468
— Only Trump Can Launch and Win a War Against the DEI Army – Douglas MacKinnon
https://townhall.com/columnists/douglasmackinnon/2024/05/24/only-trump-can-launch-and-win-a-war-against-the-dei-army-n2639467

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ROLL CALL
— Noncitizen voting bill advances as Republicans continue messaging push – Jim Saksa
https://rollcall.com/2024/05/23/noncitizen-voting-bill-advances-as-republicans-continue-messaging-push/

ABC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/closer-donald-trumps-2024-vow-deport-millions-migrants/story?id=110469177

WASHINGON POST
— Fentanyl is fueling a record number of youth drug deaths. The new trend has shocked many pediatricians, who say they feel unprepared to provide counseling on opioid addiction. – Jenna Portnoy and Dan Keating
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/05/22/fentanyl-youth-overdoses-increase/

FORBES
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly shout at Black and at everyone else that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbowermaster/2024/05/24/4-years-after-george-floyd-racial-equity-giving-faces-challenges/

DAILY MAIL
— Half of trainee doctors at UCLA’s prestigious medical school ‘are failing basic tests after dean who’s anti-white ignored affirmative action ban and terrorized staff with DEI rules’ Standards plunge at UCLA medical school amid claims of reverse discrimination. Dean Jennifer Lucero has presided over exodus of Asian students since 2020. UCLA Med students forced to sit through pro-Hamas lecture. – DOMINIC YEATMAN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13454451/UCLA-medical-school-dean-Jennifer-Lucero-DEI-affirmative.html

May 23, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. What do you hope that Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders will stress at their State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? I hope that they will stress defending and advancing the Republican Party platform, and especially 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 hope that they will stress direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— On Saturday, May 25, 2024, delegates to the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention in Collinsville will be asked to vote on a new IRP platform and a new set of resolutions. But so far, the IRP Platform and Resolutions Committee has not provided delegates with drafts of the aforesaid. If I had not been removed from the committee because of my calling for strengthening the platform, including calling for E-Verify, and because of my calling for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members, I would have called for the committee to provide delegates with drafts of the new draft platform and the new draft set of resolutions by now. Further, I would have called for the IRP to provide delegates with a detailed agenda for the convention’s May 25 general session by now. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— In possible DNC preview, Gov. J.B. Pritzker mocks ex-President Donald Trump – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/in-possible-dnc-preview-gov-j-b-pritzker-mocks-ex-president-donald-trump/
— Judge temporarily blocks hastily passed election law that favored Democrats in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/judge-temporarily-blocks-hastily-passed-election-law-that-favored-democrats-in-november/
— BEYOND TRAGIC: There are now more daily marijuana users in the US than daily alcohol users – CARLA K. JOHNSON (COMMENT: Booze is bad, but pot is worse. Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/by-the-numbers-there-are-now-more-daily-marijuana-users-in-the-us-than-daily-alcohol-users/
— Mayor Richard Irvin says Aurora ‘absolutely pursuing a special census’ after recent estimates say city lost population – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/22/mayor-richard-irvin-says-aurora-absolutely-pursuing-a-special-census-after-recent-estimates-say-city-lost-population/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/22/rescheduling-marijuana-president-biden-justice-department-drug-war-jacob-sullum

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker, Johnson tout DNC in Chicago at preview – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/nation-and-world-politics/pritzker-johnson-tout-dnc-in-chicago-at-preview/
— Lara Trump is taking the reins and reshaping the RNC in her father-in-law’s image – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/nation-and-world-politics/lara-trump-is-taking-the-reins-and-reshaping-the-rnc-in-her-father-in-laws-image/
— Under Illinois Democrat leaders, soon, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/submitted-content/northern-illinois-food-bank-receives-70000-donation-from-meijer-to-help-fight-hunger-in-north-chic/
— ‘We need resolution’: State lawsuit against Wheaton history group drags on – Susan Sarkauskas and Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240521/news/we-need-resolution-state-lawsuit-against-wheaton-history-group-drags-on/

ABC7
— Democratic Party leaders preview DNC to media representatives at United Center – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-dnc-2024-party-leaders-media-representatives-united/14858556/

NBC5 & WGN9 & FOX ILLINOIS & WJOL & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WSIU
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US (COMMENT: Booze is bad, but pot is worse. Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-us/3443948/
https://wgntv.com/news/daily-pot-use-exceeds-daily-drinking-in-u-s-a-new-study-says/
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-the-us-a-new-study-says-recreational-smoking-vaping-edibles-pot-weed-cannabis-drugs-narcotics-research-tobacco-liquor-booze-cocktails-beer
https://www.wjol.com/study-daily-marijuana-use-outpaces-daily-drinking-in-the-u-s/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/daily-pot-use-exceeds-daily-drinking-in-us-new-study-says/
https://www.wsiu.org/state-of-illinois/2024-05-22/the-4th-annual-illinois-cannabis-convention-features-jim-belushi

CBS NEWS
— Shootings, stabbings on Chicago transit system leave many alarmed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRQ7yeB-Sq8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MThsv4zVuFY
— Woman robbed at gunpoint near Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago – Adam Harrington (COMMENT: I worked near the Federal Plaza in 1971 and then 1973-1997.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/woman-robbed-gunpoint-federal-plaza-downtown-chicago/

FOX32
— Downtown Chicago residents urged to stay vigilant amid rising crime; aldermen to hold meeting (COMMENT: I was a downtown Chicago resident part-time 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KCf70ifT1E

WGN RADIO
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgnradio.com/news/expedited-asylum-policies-will-devastate-harm-migrants-advocates-say/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/05/22/city/how-to-celebrate-pride-month-in-evanston-and-chicago/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Only so much to go around’: Spending demands mount as Illinois lawmakers craft budget – Patrick M. Keck (COMMENT: Tax dollars given to one group are tax dollars not given to another group.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/20/who-wants-a-cut-of-illinois-52-7b-budget-pie-demands-grow-as-vote-looms/73689852007/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/23/illinois-house-passes-bill-protecting-emergency-abortion-services/73793013007/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Nikki Haley says she will vote for Donald Trump following their disputes during Republican primary – AP (COMMENT: Far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have taken far too many big adverse actions against me. But nevertheless, I continue to do more than just vote for them. I have gotten signatures on their nominating petitions, I have promoted their fundraisers, I have gotten sign locations for them, and I have distributed their campaign literature. I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates who have taken the most big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/nikki-haley-says-she-will-vote-for-donald-trump-following-their-disputes-during-republican-primary/article_85341a54-1009-50bf-a8fb-59061c0b4ea7.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot pushers should be presumed to be pot users.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-legal-marijuana-advocates-overwhelming-skeptics/article_40e1f347-5b12-5812-a9d6-d77add67411f.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Colorado GOP urges parents to pull kids from public schools over new gender identity law – KRISTINA WATROBSKI (COMMENT: How much success have Democrats had making the students in your school district sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/colorado-gop-urges-parents-to-pull-kids-from-public-schools-over-new-gender-identity-law-colorado-republican-party-hb24-1039-governor-jared-polis-students-lgbt-transgender-chosen-names-pronouns-crisis-in-the-classroom

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/ap-a-comment-from-trump-and-gop-actions-in-the-states-put-contraceptive-access-in-the-2024-spotlight/
— Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on Wednesday would require presidents and vice presidents to publicly disclose tax returns before, during and after their time in the White House as Congress makes an election-year push to curb foreign influence in American politics. – AP (COMMENT: It would be great if my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me, would disclose the amounts and sources of their income. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-congress-aims-to-overhaul-presidential-ethics-rules-with-a-plan-led-by-an-unlikely-pair-of-lawmakers/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Pritzker hurls zingers at Trump – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/23/pritzkers-got-zingers-on-trump-00159626

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-295/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-93/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

DOUG IBENDAHL
— When Theodore Roosevelt gave us direct elections in Illinois
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/when-theodore-roosevelt-gave-us-direct

DUPAGE COUNTY
— Pre-Trial Release Denied for West Chicago Man Charged Selling Cocaine to Undercover Officer
https://www.dupagecounty.gov/news_detail_T2_R1191.php

WIREPOINTS
— The big myth that needs debunking: Illinois needs more money for education – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/the-big-myth-that-needs-debunking-illinois-needs-more-money-for-education-wirepoints-special-report/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Jim Carris, Illinois 10th District Republican Candidate, said many people are stepping up to run for office due to dissatisfaction with the Democrat-controlled government, and these like-minded individuals are coalescing to make decisions based on common sense and compassion.
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/659300755-illinois-republican-candidate-people-are-running-due-to-democrat-controlled-government

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS MEMORIAL DAY DRIVERS FACE 2ND-HIGHEST GAS TAXES IN NATION – Kurtis Karg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-memorial-day-drivers-face-2nd-highest-gas-taxes-in-nation/
— ILLINOIS LEADERS WHO PUSHED PRO-UNION AMENDMENT THWART THEIR OWN STAFFERS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-leaders-who-pushed-pro-union-amendment-thwart-their-own-staffers/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Speaker Mike Johnson accuses Biden, Democrats of wanting illegal immigrants to vote – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/mike-johnson-accuses-joe-biden-democrats-of-wantin/
— Biden burned by critics for tapping gasoline reserve to lower prices, cover up ‘anti-energy’ agenda – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/biden-burned-by-critics-for-tapping-gasoline-reser/
— Owning electric cars and trucks reflects political preference, survey finds – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes despise/hate American-nameplate cars, and especially muscle cars. I have owned American-nameplate muscle cars since 1966.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/inside-beltway-owning-electric-cars-and-trucks-ref/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gallego introduces House border bills as GOP vows to block immigration deal in Senate – Samantha-Jo Roth
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3012577/gallego-introduces-house-border-bills-immigration-2024/
— When his poll numbers go low, so does Biden – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/3013379/when-poll-numbers-go-low-so-does-biden/

AMAC
— Stop The Migrant Invasion
https://amac.us/newsline/society/stop-the-migrant-invasion/
— Civil Society Or None – Robert B. Charles
https://amac.us/newsline/society/real-choice-civil-society-or-none/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Noncitizens voting – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/23/data-researcher-lays-out-facts-on-noncitizens-voting-they-could-help-choose-next-president/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden Cancels Additional $7.7B in Student Debt – Liz Sheld
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/23/morning-greatness-biden-cancels-additional-7-7b-in-student-debt/

AMERICAN THINKER
— DC Board of Elections trains illegals and ‘non-citizens’ how to vote in US elections – Olivia Murray
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/dc_board_of_elections_trains_illegals_and_non_citizens_how_to_vote_in_us_elections.html

BREITBART
— Nikki Haley Reveals She ‘Will Be Voting for Trump’ – ELIZABETH WEIBEL (COMMENT: Far too many Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 have taken far too many big adverse actions against me. But nevertheless, I continue to do more than just vote for them. I have gotten signatures on their nominating petitions, I have promoted their fundraisers, I have gotten sign locations for them, and I have distributed their campaign literature. I should write a book about the aforesaid candidates who have taken the most and biggest adverse actions against me.)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/22/nikki-haley-reveals-she-will-be-voting-for-trump/
— Schumer’s Revived Border Bill Promises ‘Orderly’ Flood of Economic Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/05/23/schumers-revived-border-bill-seeks-orderly-flood-of-economic-migrants/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Missouri bill would end forced DEI statements in public colleges and universities – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/missouri-bill-end-forced-dei-statements-public-colleges-universities-/25509

COLLEGE FIX
— Illinois recommends bonuses to colleges for black, Hispanic students. Plan also includes added funds for students with low GPA, adult learners – SAMANTHA SWENSON (COMMENT: This is race based preference giving.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/illinois-recommends-bonuses-to-colleges-for-black-hispanic-students/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Biden’s Black Lies Matter – Larry Elder
https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/05/24/bidens-black-lies-matter

DAILY CALLER
— Illegal Immigration Under Biden Has Contributed To Housing Shortage – WILL KESSLER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/22/illegal-immigration-contributed-housing-shortage-experts/
— Antisemitic Campus Protests Expose DEI’s Failure – SHEILA NAZARIAN
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/22/nazarian-skin-decision-dei-dtale-campus-antisemitism/

DAILY WIRE
— Fox News Correspondent Shows Large Number Of Military-Aged Males Crossing ‘Illegally’ Into U.S.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/fox-news-correspondent-shows-large-number-of-military-aged-males-crossing-illegally-into-u-s
— Democrats Plan To Push Abortion Issue As 2nd Anniversary Of Roe Overturning Nears – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dems-plan-to-push-abortion-issue-as-2nd-anniversary-of-roe-overturning-nears-report

FEDERALIST
— AP Admits Noncitizens Vote In U.S. Elections While Insisting It’s No Big Deal – BRIANNA LYMAN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/22/ap-admits-noncitizens-vote-in-u-s-elections-while-insisting-its-no-big-deal/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— Biden Admin Mourns Loss of “Butcher of Tehran”
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/22/biden-admin-mourns-loss-of-butcher-of-tehran/

MRC TV & NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC’s host Joy Reid pounced on a since-deleted video posted to former President Trump’s Truth Social account. The video – made by a third party – briefly flashed the words “unified Reich” in a series of newspaper clippings. Reid characterized the post as a definitive representation of Trump’s fascist views, and ridiculously suggested that no one in the media was talking about it and that no one was calling him a Nazi. In addition, she repeatedly referenced several fascist leaders, especially Adolf Hitler, and accused other conservatives of relentlessly promoting fascist thought through their opinions and policies. After playing the now-deleted campaign ad, Reid ridiculously proclaimed: “As per usual, much of the media is downplaying the fact that the Republican nominee is once again using Nazi language.” She drew attention to some of Trump’s associations and past comments, claiming they indubitably prove he was just like Hitler. She even said, “Donald Trump was proud that someone once compared him to Adolf Hitler.” The someone Reid referred to was former German Chancellor Angela Merkel who once praised Trump’s ability to attract large crowds. – Michael Wnek (COMMENT: Because of the path that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters are ever-increasingly taking, anticipate/expect that if you do not share their hatred against Trump, that the more demographics that you share with Trump, that the more that they will call you a Nazi.)
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/reid-whines-media-not-calling-trump-nazi-hitler-enough
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/michael-wnek/2024/05/22/reid-whines-media-not-calling-trump-nazi-hitler-enough

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Northwestern University Has Received Nearly $690 Million from Qatar – ZACH KESSEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/northwestern-university-has-received-nearly-690-million-from-qatar-report/

NEWSMAX
— Democrats Facilitate Illegal Entry Into US – Rep. Eli Crane, R-Ariz.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/border-immigration-illegal/2024/05/22/id/1165784/
— Army’s woke agenda compromising American safety – Carl Higbie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37o_ro-wGc

REAL CLEAR INVISTIGATIONS
— Investigative Issues: Media Refuse to Cover Illegal-Immigrant Crime – Dave Seminara
https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2024/05/22/investigative_issues_media_refuse_to_cover_illegal-immigrant_crime_1033452.html

ZERO HEDGE
— Illegals Believe Trump Is Going To Win So They’re Surging The Border Now – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/illegals-believe-trump-going-win-so-theyre-surging-border-now-report

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/22/inside-democrats-political-strategy-border-security/

KTRH
— Nearly 30% of Illegal Aliens Are Registered to Vote – Ethan Buchanan (COMMENT: What percent of the illegals in Illinois, your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, and your precinct are registered to vote?)
https://ktrh.iheart.com/featured/houston-texas-news/content/2024-05-22-nearly-30-of-illegal-aliens-are-registered-to-vote/

WBUR
— Democrats used to promote integration, but now they promote segregation.
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2024/05/22/brown-affirmative-action

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Joe Biden’s 2024 Election Bribes. The president is using the U.S. Treasury like a 1920s party boss’s safe. – Daniel Henninger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-bribes-2024-election-spending-young-voters-turnout-swing-state-uaw-ev-3ac8df6f
— I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have done the most to may me angry at them.
https://www.wsj.com/health/wellness/anger-health-effects-risks-heart-brain-mental-f4105ed7
— Companies Want Fewer Grad Hires This Year. Companies are hiring fewer fresh graduates and rethinking their needs for entry-level talent. – Joseph Pisani
and Lindsay Ellis (COMMENT: The first 6 months that I worked for IRS was all on-the-job training in the Loop.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/jobs-ai-disruption-2024-college-graduates-f72247ab
— The Facebook Group Reuniting People With Their Stolen Cars – Talal Ansari (COMMENT: In 1971 when I was a 22-year-old new IRS employee in Chicago, the theft of my 1969 Dodge Charger SE in Chicago had a big impact on me. It resulted in my buying a new 1972 Corvette and my successfully requesting to be assigned to IRS’s Harvey Office.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/law/portland-stolen-cars-facebook-group-d8546d58

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Chicago Democrats ever-increasingly discourage traditional marriage and family.
https://www.businessinsider.com/chicago-basic-income-helped-mother-rent-an-apartment-ubi-gbi2024-5

May 22, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Trump deletes social media video about election victory referencing ‘Unified Reich’ after backlash. “This was not a campaign video,” a Trump campaign rep said. – Soo Rin Kim, Lalee Ibssa and Kelsey Walsh
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-social-media-video-unified-reich-/14851798/
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/summer-ebt-illinois-launches-food-assistance-program-part-of-a-federally-funded-providing-120-per-child/14847949/
— Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160K borrowers. With the latest action, the administration said it has canceled $167B for nearly 5M Americans through several forgiveness programs. – AP (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/biden-administration-canceling-student-loans-160k-borrowers/14856505/

NBC5
— At least five hospitalized after suspected overdoses in Near West Side apartment.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/at-least-five-hospitalized-after-suspected-overdoses-in-near-west-side-apartment/3443138/
— Thousands without power in northern Illinois as severe storms arrive (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/weather/thousands-without-power-in-northern-illinois-as-severe-storms-loom/3443419/
— Democrats ever-increasingly shout at Black women that Republicans cause all the problems that Black women have, and especially 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.nbcchicago.com/investigations/nbc-5-investigates-dismissed-sexual-assault-racial-disparities-difficulty-prosecution/3438100/

CBS2
— Democrats have always blamed Republicans for homelessness. Chicago Democrats used to a) send their homeless to DuPage County and especially to Wheaton and b) paint them as being failed products of traditional marriages.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicagos-first-chief-homelessness-officer-one-on-one/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgBhDe_Awls
— Chicago’s Millennium Park youth curfew remains as groups work to prevent summer violence (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that sooner or later, if not already, there will be youth violence in your downtown.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/millennium-park-youth-curfew-remains/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFa7K9a0ST0

WGN9
— Chicago police paying special attention to beaches, lakefront amid summer-like weather – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-police-paying-special-attention-to-beaches-lakefront-amid-summer-like-weather/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/hed-bill-would-expand-medical-marijuana-sales/
— Majority of Chicago alders support CTA chief’s ouster – Tahman Bradley, BJ Lutz (COMMENT: Will the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) officially call for my ouster as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a precinct committeeman because I promote direct election of IRP State Central Committee members? Recently, they removed me from the 2024 IRP State Central Committee Platform and Resolutions Committee. Previously, they ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks, a role that I had since 2005.)
https://wgntv.com/news/traffic/chicago-council-alderman-majority-cta-president-dorval-carter/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Twenty-six of the city’s alders have signed on to a non-binding resolution calling on Chicago Transit Authority President Dorval Carter to resign or for the mayor to fire him, as what began as a handful of leaders calling for his dismissal has grown to a majority. Ald. Andre Vasquez of the 40th Ward plans to introduce the resolution at Wednesday’s meeting of the Chicago City Council as critics point out that Chicago trails several cities in post-pandemic ridership recovery, including Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Boston.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcjbET2-hrE

FOX32
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard billed wrong taxpayers for pricey political junket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1RHrc055Ew
— High winds cause power outages in Chicago suburbs – Nate Rodgers (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/high-winds-cause-power-outages-in-northwest-suburbs

WTTW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/lgbtq-international-travelers-warned-pride-month-threats/f6bc9e67-df4d-4aa9-a313-966a41ace1ca

WGN RADIO
— Many Chicago schools aren’t equipped to support migrants. Many migrant children in CPS are being left behind because the schools often lack bilingual support. – Pete Zimmerman (COMMENT: Under Democrat leaders and under RINO leaders, anticipate/expect that sooner rather than later, you will be forced to speak, read, and write Spanish. If I had to spend time learning how to speak, read, and write Spanish in high school, a) my ACT score would have been lower, b) I would not have graduated in the upper 20% of my class, and therefore, c) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966.)
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/many-chicago-schools-arent-equipped-to-support-migrants/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— To get more votes from minorities, Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at minorities that Republicans cause all the problems that minorities have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/racial-healing-focus-of-programs-in-aurora/
— Deadline for applications for student loan forgiveness extended. – Terry Savage (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/terry-savage-news-on-student-loans-consumer-protection/
— Bartlett High School pauses yearbook distribution due to alleged antisemitic photo – ZAREEN SYED
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/21/bartlett-high-school-pauses-yearbook-distribution-due-to-alleged-antisemitic-photo/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 12,000 ComEd customers without power as high winds, severe weather reach Chicago area. (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have blasted me the most for my buying a natural gas fired whole house backup electric generator.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/05/21/comed-crews-prepare-for-power-outages-as-severe-weather-approaches-chicago-area

DAILY HERALD
— Nikki Haley faces a murky path forward and a key decision on whether or not to endorse Trump – AP (COMMENT: To not endorse Trump is to endorse Biden, that is, to officially become a Democrat.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240520/nation-and-world/nikki-haley-faces-a-murky-path-forward-and-a-key-decision-on-whether-or-not-to-endorse-trump/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who conservative, White, male, and/or older.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240522/opinion/daily-herald-opinion-latest-alito-headlines-further-erode-trust-in-supreme-court/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/city-council-could-control-downtown-dispensary-zoning
— Protesters prep for the DNC spotlight (COMMENT: What will Democrat leaders give protestors to stop them from protesting?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/dnc-2024-protesters-prepare-spotlight

SOUTHERN
— Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/21/kansas-physicians-challenge-law-requiring-public-release-of-patients-reasons-for-abortions/
— Anticipate/expect that as November 5, 2024 approaches, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly a) stress that Trump is a German American Protestant and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn him as being a Nazi. Both Trump and I are German American Protestants. In my defense, I have often stressed a) that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI, b) that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and c) that my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/21/harris-democrats-slam-video-on-trump-site-referencing-unified-reich-while-republicans/

WAND TV
— Caterpillar to pay $800K in racial hiring discrimination agreement at Decatur facility. Federal investigation found Black applicants not hired based on race. (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and 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.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/caterpillar-to-pay-800k-in-racial-hiring-discrimination-agreement-at-decatur-facility/article_1d89cf04-1787-11ef-9046-432f050d165d.html
— Trump says he is open to restrictions on contraception. His campaign says he misspoke – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-says-he-is-open-to-restrictions-on-contraception-his-campaign-says-he-misspoke/article_12f76721-5fed-560d-8401-4d1754565861.html

WCIA
— Trump’s lawyers rested their case after calling just 2 witnesses. – AP
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trumps-lawyers-rested-their-case-after-calling-just-2-witnesses-experts-say-thats-not-unusual/

WGME
— Illinois teachers terrified to go to work over student violence, threats – KRISTINA WATROBSKI (COMMENT: While I was in school, none of my classmates threatened or did anything violent. I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968 and 1971, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997.)
https://wgme.com/news/nation-world/illinois-teachers-confront-school-board-over-apathy-toward-disturbing-student-threats-springfield-public-schools-education-safety-violence-restorative-justice-parents-defending-education-crisis-in-the-classroom

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-defrocked-in-2004-for-same-sex-relationship-a-faithful-methodist-is-reinstated-as-pastor/

CITIES 92.9
— Another County Talks Secession – Tom Davis
https://www.cities929.com/2024/05/21/irn-another-county-talks/

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Workers with unseen disabilities face stigmas in the workplace. – Andy Medici (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their employees who had seen and unseen disabilities.)
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2024/05/21/workers-with-adhd-face-stigma-in-the-workplace.html

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— For Dem convention, media matters – SHIA KAPOS (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me to curry favor with the Democrat news media in Illinois: past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), 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, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. What adverse actions will the aforesaid take against me at the IRP State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/22/for-dem-convention-media-matters-00159363
(FROM THE ARTICLE: CONVENTION ZONE: Some 500 media folks are in Chicago today touring the United Center to make sure their seats and views are just right for the Democratic National Convention in August. New world: The media and information landscape has transformed since the last in-person convention in 2016, so editors and broadcasters are looking at the convention space with new (digital) eyes. And the Dems are, too: The Democratic National Convention team is trying to find new and creative ways to bring the party’s story to life, knowing that viewers digest content in different ways than they did eight years ago.)

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/22/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-294/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/21/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-92/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Virtually all Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) leaders who oppose direct election of IRP State Central Committee members get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen (RPC) 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. Virtually all IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders who oppose direct election get rid of RPC like me who support planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject, most commonly its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. If I was not an elected RPC, because of the aforesaid, the aforesaid would not appoint me as one. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Rebuilding the Illinois GOP – Jon A. Zahm
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/05/rebuilding-the-illinois-rebuilding-the-illinois-gop-2024/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By Allowing EVERY GOP Primary Voter an Equal Vote for Party Leadership When you donate money to the Illinois Republican Party to fight back against President Joe Biden, Governor JB Pritzker, and the supermajority of liberal Democrats in both chambers of the General Assembly, how are the funds spent? It is up to a 17-member governing board, the State Central Committee (SCC), one person from each Congressional District chosen by party insiders ranging from Precinct Committeemen to Township Committeemen to County Chairmen. These 17 then elect a State Party Chairman and also control which staff is hired and which political consultants and vendors receive lucrative contracts. And this small group of 17 determines the policies, issues, and communications that go out under the Party name. They act similar to a company’s board of directors. By contrast, every Democrat voter votes directly for their State Central Committeeman. And they have been beating us consistently in elections since 1986 when a few party bosses, like now-disgraced Speaker Dennis Hastert and RINO IL House Minority Leader Lee Daniels conspired to change the rules and limit grassroots voting rights. Only Precinct Committeemen in Illinois, under the current rules, can vote. Not a single Republican voter within that precinct is allowed to vote on those who make up the powerful State Central Committee. That must change. What about all the other good Republicans who live in those precincts? They are disenfranchised. No vote for them for SCC. If a company refused to allow their shareholders/stakeholders to vote on who the Board of Directors are, they would be sanctioned and even jailed. (From IbendahlonPolitics.com) Our Party currently operates this inside-deal system that lacks transparency and does not respect the people who make up their broad base. Those who work hard, raise their families, and pay taxes – the same good folks who don’t always have the time to do a lot of local politics. I first got involved as a leader of this movement when my mentor, former State Senator and current Kane County Treasurer, Chris Lauzen, introduced Senate Bill 600 in 2009 to reform a party then dominated by corrupt power players like Gov. George Ryan. It passed 44-13 only to die in the Illinois House where later convicted fixer Mike Madigan, and Tom Cross, made sure it did not get a vote. Don’t let our vote on this be taken away forever. Stand for Reform. Stand for Principle. Stand for an open party that welcomes people who identify as Republicans. Do the right thing. Everyone should have one vote. That is the American and Constitutional way. This is the Resolution that will be considered this Friday, May 24th, at 10 AM by the Platform and Resolutions Committee at the 2024 IL GOP Convention in Collinsville. We ask each member to endorse this, or, if not, at least vote it to the Convention Floor so all delegates in attendance can have a say-so. To add your name and title to our list as a supporter please send me an email to goliathslayers@gmail.com. The decision on Direct Elections will be made Saturday, May 25. The 25th new name I receive will be thanked by me making a $25 donation to the charity of their choice. I can also be texted/called at 630-946-8683 (630-WIN-VOTE). My main page is Jon A Zahm on Facebook. Click HERE for a growing list of Republican and conservative organizations who have endorsed the Resolution to give every Republican primary voter a right to vote for Party leadership. If passed, this will occur every 4 years beginning in March of 2026 on the Republican Primary ballot. Each of the 17 Congressional Districts will elect one man or one woman for these important party posts that decide how to spend party dollars, how to win elections and how to help all Republicans win. IFA’s devoted and excellent leader David E. Smith is a longtime supporter of Direct Elections. Thank you and May God Bless You!)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— What You Need to Know Before the Illinois GOP Convention – Thomas Mccullagh
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/what-you-need-to-know-before-the-illinois-gop-convention.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois State Republican Convention is fast approaching, set to take place on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL. This event will gather Republicans from across the state for networking, socializing, training, and learning opportunities. However, beyond these activities, the convention holds significant importance as it offers delegates a unique opportunity to influence the direction of the party for the next four years. The main tasks will include adopting a new platform and electing Illinois representatives to the Republican National Committee (RNC). Understanding the rules and mechanics of the convention is vital for those attending. The opportunity for grassroots participants and delegates to impact the party’s direction is scheduled for only 3.5 hours on Saturday afternoon. This brief window makes it essential for delegates to be well-versed in the rules. Without this knowledge, decisions about the platform and the selection of RNC members could be dominated by those who wrote the rules, rather than by the delegates themselves. The first order of business at the convention will be adopting the Rules of Order. These rules are crucial as they determine how officers are nominated and elected, how the platform is approved and adopted, and much more. Essentially, the adopted rules will decide who gets their voices heard and who has the power to influence key decisions. Prior to the convention, several committees controlled by the State Central Committee will meet to propose rules. These committees are tasked with various responsibilities and include the Convention Committee on Credentials, the Convention Committee on Platform and Resolutions, the Convention Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Convention Committee on Arrangements, the Convention Committee on At-Large Delegates and Alternates, the Convention Committee on Presidential Electors, and the Convention Committee to Nominate National Committeeman and National Committeewoman. Among these, the committees on Platform and Resolutions, Rules and Procedures, and Nominations are particularly influential. They will establish the platform, propose the rules of the convention, and nominate members to the RNC. When the convention begins, the first task will be to adopt the rules proposed by the Rules and Procedures committee. This step is critical because it sets the framework for how the rest of the convention will operate. For delegates who wish to challenge the proposed rules, the time to act is when the convention is called to order. According to the current bylaws of the Illinois Republican Party ( https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Amended-Bylaws-as-approved-April-25-2020.pdf ), specifically Articles VI and VII, the convention itself has the authority to set its own rules. This means that unless delegates propose and adopt alternate rules at the opening of the convention, the rules proposed by the Rules and Procedures committee will be enacted. These rules will then govern the adoption of the platform and the nomination and election of members to the RNC. Per Article VII (H) of the bylaws, the proposed convention rules must be published on the Illinois Republican Party website and made available in printed form to each delegation chair forty-eight hours before the convention opens. With the general business session starting at 11:30 AM on Saturday, the rules should be published by 11:30 AM on Thursday. Delegates must review these rules ahead of time to be prepared to propose alternatives if necessary. Being familiar with the proposed rules is imperative for any delegate wishing to make an impact. Grassroots delegates who want to influence the convention must be well-prepared and informed about the proposed rules. The convention’s first order of business is to adopt these rules, so understanding and being ready to discuss them is crucial. Without this preparation, the rules will likely be set by the State Central Committee, potentially advancing their agenda over that of the delegates. Delegates are encouraged to read the bylaws and consult Robert’s Rules on Rules of Order for Conventions and on Nominations. Understanding these rules ensures that all voices can be heard and that the convention’s outcomes reflect the wishes of the delegates. The Convention Committee on Credentials verifies the credentials of all delegates and alternates, ensuring that those participating in the convention are duly authorized representatives. The Convention Committee on Platform and Resolutions is responsible for drafting and proposing the party platform and any resolutions. The platform outlines the party’s principles and policy positions. The Convention Committee on Rules and Procedures proposes the rules that will govern the convention’s operations. These rules will dictate how the convention is conducted, including how votes are taken and how debates are managed. The Convention Committee on Arrangements handles the logistical aspects of the convention, including venue setup, scheduling, and ensuring that all necessary materials and resources are available. The Convention Committee on At-Large Delegates and Alternates selects delegates and alternates who will represent Illinois at the national level. The Convention Committee on Presidential Electors nominates individuals who will serve as electors in the Electoral College should the party’s presidential candidate win the general election in Illinois. The Convention Committee to Nominate National Committeeman and National Committeewoman nominates candidates for Illinois’ representatives to the Republican National Committee. To effectively participate in the convention, delegates should take several preparatory steps. Reviewing the bylaws is essential as they provide the framework for the convention. Familiarizing oneself with these bylaws, particularly Articles VI and VII, is crucial. Understanding Robert’s Rules is also important as they provide the procedural basis for conducting meetings and making decisions. Delegates should understand these rules to effectively navigate the convention’s proceedings. Staying informed is another critical step. The proposed rules will be published on the Illinois Republican Party website, and delegates should review these rules as soon as they are available to be prepared to propose any necessary changes. Engaging with other delegates before and during the convention can help build coalitions and gather support for proposed rule changes or platform amendments. The Illinois State Republican Convention is a pivotal event for party members. It provides a rare opportunity to shape the party’s future direction. However, to make the most of this opportunity, delegates must be well-prepared and informed about the convention’s rules and procedures. By understanding and being ready to engage with the rules, delegates can ensure that their voices are heard and that the convention’s outcomes reflect their collective will. This preparation will help ensure a fair and democratic process that truly represents the interests of all participants.)

WIREPOINTS
— Reckoning with woke’s repercussions: Northwestern and Harvard, JB Pritzker and Penny Pritzker – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/a-reckoning-with-wokes-repercussions-northwestern-and-harvard-jb-pritzker-and-penny-pritzker-wirepoints/
— When it comes to population growth, there is no greater contrast than Illinois and Florida – Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/when-it-comes-to-population-growth-there-is-no-greater-contrast-than-illinois-and-florida-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— We’re finally seeing more people wake up and talk about Illinois’ dismal education results
https://wirepoints.org/were-finally-seeing-more-people-wake-up-and-talk-about-illinois-dismal-education-results-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois legislators set to change ‘offender’ to ‘justice-impacted individual’ – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_cb6dd896-17ae-11ef-a59a-1341d90c009a.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Rep. Quigley votes to count illegal aliens towards seats in Congress
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/659226208-rep-quigley-votes-to-count-illegal-aliens-towards-seats-in-congress

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House fixes mountain of mistakes in Biden’s NAACP speech – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/21/white-house-fixes-mountain-of-mistakes-in-joe-bide/
— Study shows Illinois among the highest for massive jury verdicts against companies (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always not only sided with those who I have sued, they have glorified and praised them, pandered to them, served as their operatives and dupes, and/or punished me. I should write about that. )
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3011622/study-shows-illinois-among-the-highest-for-massive-jury-verdicts-against-companies/
— States ask for federal help to block noncitizen voting – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/16/states-ask-federal-help-block-noncitizen-voting/
— Noncitizens caught voting in U.S. elections — here’s how they did it – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/3/noncitizens-do-vote-in-us-elections-heres-how-they/
— Biden cancels $7.7 billion in student loans for 160,000 borrowers in latest debt forgiveness – Jeff Mordock (COMMENT: Did you get a student loan? I did not. I would not have gotten one if I had tried. I was not viewed as being college material. My ACT score was only 24. I only just barely made it into upper 20% of my class. I had not demonstrated any leadership potential. I washed dishes during my junior and senior years and the summer in between. I could not run because I had a bone disease, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, and I had partial re/green color blindness. Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. One could presume that if you got a student loan, you were college material, that you would graduate, that you would get a good-paying job, and that you would pay off your loan. What went wrong with those who have not paid off their college loans?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/22/joe-biden-cancels-77-billion-in-student-loans-for-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— MAY 27, 2016 FLASHBACK: Trump delegates not expecting fight over GOP platform – Al Weaver (COMMENT: What changes does Trump want to the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/614137/trump-delegates-not-expecting-fight-over-gop-platform/
— The National Geographic ‘gender revolution’ has failed – Mark Judge (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more LGBTQ, that is, they ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/faith-freedom-self-reliance/3011858/national-geographic-gender-revolution-has-failed/

NEW YORK POST
— Cornell University using DEI policy to reject faculty candidates for not ‘conforming.’ – Carl Campanile (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and 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.)
https://nypost.com/2024/05/21/us-news/cornell-university-using-dei-policy-to-reject-faculty-candidates-group-claims/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Man (Biden) famous for ‘you ain’t black’ tells graduates you ain’t got a chance – Chad Groening, Billy Davis (COMMENT: My Black Democrat GAO subordinate got more than a chance in 1997 when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave him my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/21/man-famous-for-you-ain-t-black-tells-graduates-you-ain-t-got-a-chance/
— Dems and media: Illegal aliens can’t vote, except when they do. – Parrish Alford
https://afn.net/politics-govt/2024/05/21/dems-and-media-illegal-aliens-can-t-vote-except-when-they-do-which-is-rare-but-also-good/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Biden admin seeks to fast-track asylum process in five big cities ahead of election. – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/05/21/biden-admin-seeks-to-fast-track-asylum-process-in-five-big-cities-ahead-of-election-report-1460880/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus Opposes Biden-Backed Immigration Expansion Bill for Failing to Include Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/21/hispanic-caucus-opposes-biden-backed-immigration-expansion-bill-failing-include-amnesty-illegal-aliens/
— New York Migrant Complains: Not Enough Welfare, Aid – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/21/new-york-migrant-complains-not-enough-welfare-aid/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Terrorists Welcome. Chronic counterterrorism lapses at the border demand investigation and congressional intervention. – Todd Bensman
https://cis.org/Oped/Terrorists-Welcome
— Exploiting Mass Immigration to Displace Blacks. The early twentieth century’s Great Replacement Theory. – George Fishma
https://cis.org/Fishman/Exploiting-Mass-Immigration-Displace-Blacks

CENTER SQUARE WASHINGTON
— More young adults in Washington state smoke weed on a daily basis – Carleen Johnson (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Those who push pot should be presumed to use pot themselves.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/article_7ab5d884-17c9-11ef-9d3a-6324e444e10f.html

CHARLIE KIRK
— Just How Many Illegals Will Vote In November?
https://thecharliekirkshow.com/podcasts/the-charlie-kirk-show/just-how-many-illegals-will-vote-in-november

DAILY CALLER
— California Democrats Vote Unanimously To Keep Protecting Illegal Immigrant Pedophiles – LISA MOORE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/21/they-literally-dont-give-a-damn-ca-dems-vote-unanimously-to-keep-protecting-illegal-immigrant-pedophiles/

DAILY WIRE
— Republicans Dismantle Fact-Check On Non-Citizens Registering To Vote – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/republicans-dismantle-fact-check-on-non-citizens-registering-to-vote

FEDERALIST
— Emails Show Alarming Level Of Anti-Israel Activity At Illinois STEM School (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) – SHAWN FLEETWOOD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/22/exclusive-emails-show-alarming-level-of-anti-israel-activity-at-illinois-stem-school/

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s open-border policy welcomes foreign spies. Since Biden took office, more than 140,000 Chinese nationals have been encountered illegally crossing our border. – Lt. Col. Robert Maginnis, (ret.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-open-border-policy-welcomes-foreign-spies
— California lawmaker’s mic cut off while reading bill to end sanctuary state laws. AB 2641 would have ended sanctuary protections for illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes against minors. – Louis Casiano
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-lawmakers-mic-cut-off-while-reading-bill-end-sanctuary-state-laws-dems-dont-care

FOX NEWS RADIO
— The Biden Administration is Hiding the Nationalities of Illegals on Terror Watch List
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/05/21/the-biden-administration-is-hiding-the-nationalities-of-illegals-on-terror-watch-list/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— TRUMP IS A POLITICAL HOSTAGE! – Tom Fitton
https://www.judicialwatch.org/videos/fitton-trump-is-a-political-hostage/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— GOP Try To Ensure Illegals Can’t Vote – Rep. Matt Rosendale (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.oann.com/video/real-america-video/gop-try-to-ensure-illegals-cant-vote/

NEWSMAX
— Rep. Brecheen to Newsmax: Illegal Immigrants Drain on Society – Sam Barron
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/josh-brecheen-illegal-immigration-eric-adams/2024/05/21/id/1165602/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegals Resort to Shocking Tactics to Stay in the Country – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/21/hundreds-of-illegals-staged-kae-robberies-to-improve-their-immigration-status-n4929210
— Biden Is Rushing a Blizzard of Regulations to ‘Cement His Legacy’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/21/biden-is-rushing-to-finish-writing-a-blizzard-of-regulations-to-cement-his-legacy-n4929213

TOWNHALL
— More Immigration, More Inflation, More Bankruptcies – John and Andy Schlafly
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2024/05/22/more-immigration-more-inflation-more-bankruptcies-n2639364

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Biden’s new asylum ruling is a big flashing ‘Welcome’ sign for undocumented immigrants – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/4675072-bidens-new-asylum-ruling-is-a-big-flashing-welcome-sign-for-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— How Lara Trump is reshaping the Republican Party
https://www.wkbn.com/news/national-world/ap-us-news/ap-takeaways-how-lara-trump-is-reshaping-the-republican-party/

CBS NEWS
— New program hopes to help Denver’s asylum seekers legally enter workforce (COMMENT: When did you enter the work force? I entered the work force when I was 14 years old in 1962 because I knew that I had to work my way through college. Back then, if there had been as many illegals in America as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. Those jobs enabled me to a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, etc., b) pay for my college expenses at UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, etc., and c) buy real estate in 1972, 1974, 1976, etc.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/new-program-hopes-to-help-denvers-asylum-seekers-legally-enter-workforce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Chicago Is Tired of Waiting for Trains, and Thinks It Knows Who’s to Blame – Julie Bosman (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who blame me and who blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/chicago-cta-dorval-carter.html
— Can Republicans Embrace Voting by Mail? Pennsylvania Offers a Test. Republicans are now trying to sell voters on voting methods that the party has demonized for years. It won’t be easy. – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/21/us/republicans-mail-voting-pennsylvania.html
— Will Trump Run as a Felon? A Big 2024 Question Will Soon Be Answered. The ruling in the trial of the former president and presumptive Republican nominee, which could come next week, could be a deciding factor in a tight race. – Shane Goldmacher (COMMENT: To get rid of me, my Democrat GAO, IRS, and Post Office superiors took many big adverse actions against me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/20/us/politics/trump-trial-2024-election.html

USA TODAY
— Hispanic heritage runs deep in the USA (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America is well on its way to becoming a Hispanic nation. Democrats and RINOs have no problem with that. Democrats want Hispanics because Hispanics vote for Democrats. RINOs want Hispanics because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/10/11/hispanic-heritage-immigration-america/1627823/

MSN
— Tim Scott calls on universities to end legacy admissions – Lauren Sforza (COMMENT: Did your parents have college degrees? Mine did not. Neither of my parents attended college. My father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.)
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/tim-scott-calls-on-universities-to-end-legacy-admissions/ar-AA1deaiW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/a-colorful-history-of-lgbtq-pride-in-america/ss-BB1mQJv2

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Does It Take to Flip the 2024 Battleground States? Adjust the WSJ Swing-States Dial to see how subtle shifts in turnout and candidate choice could sway the outcome of the 2024 election. – Randy Yeip, Andrew Levinson, Aaron Zitner, Adrienne Tong
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/election-dial-battleground-states-trump-biden-224ad0e6
— Presidents’ Tax Returns and Families’ Foreign Payments Targeted by Unlikely Duo. Bipartisan proposal seeks more disclosures after years of probes of the Trump and Biden families. – Natalie Andrews (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors were overjoyed when the Democrats who ran Money Magazine helped them disallow my education deductions with their February 1978 4-page article on me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/presidents-tax-returns-and-families-foreign-payments-targeted-by-unlikely-duo-03193ef1
— Foreign Purchase of U.S. Ammo Maker Sparks National-Security Battle. Opponents of deal stress need for American ownership amid gunpowder shortage and concern over China-Russia influence. – Brett Forrest (COMMENT: I worked for GAO on its audit that resulted in its report titled “Defense Budget:
Potential Reductions to DOD’s Fiscal Year 1990 Ammunition Budget.’ SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/nsiad-90-23 )
https://www.wsj.com/politics/national-security/foreign-purchase-of-u-s-ammo-maker-sparks-national-security-battle-db31490d
— Does America Need a Baby Boom? (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy traditional marriage and family.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/does-america-need-a-baby-boom-31b422c7
— Biden’s Demoralizing Speech to Morehouse Grads. In his 2013 commencement address, Obama stressed opportunity. His successor emphasizes victimization. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-demoralizing-speech-to-morehouse-grads-obama-achievement-racism-ee5fefb5
— The IRS Money Hole Gets Deeper. The agency is already pleading poverty despite its 2022 windfall. – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about all the money that my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors spent to waste my career and to get rid of me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-spending-house-appropriations-committee-daniel-werfel-congress-0b10d2a6

WFDD
— Noncitizen voting in N.C. elections is the focus of GOP sponsored bill – David Ford (COMMENT: What is your county clerk doing to assure that illegals do not vote? What stops illegals from using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote?)
https://www.wfdd.org/story/noncitizen-voting-nc-elections-focus-gop-sponsored-bill

TULSA WORLD
— Plaintiffs again question federal judge about slow movement on critical race theory lawsuit. (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in the 1980s and 1990s dragged out the class action lawsuit against them that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation and that I became an active member of in 1988 when I was 40 years old. The Democrats who ran GAO in the 1990s and 2000s dragged out the lawsuit that I filed against them in 1998 that charged them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf )
https://tulsaworld.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/plaintiffs-again-question-federal-judge-about-slow-movement-on-critical-race-theory-lawsuit/article_2c07f58e-17a4-11ef-857e-376513d030aa.html

FED SMITH
— Office of Special Counsel Cracking Down on White House Hatch Act Violations. New Hatch Act enforcement guidelines are designed to level the playing field between White House staff and other federal employees. – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2024/05/21/osc-cracking-down-on-white-house-hatch-act-violations/

GAO
— GAO Named Best Place to Work for 4th Year in a Row (COMMENT: I doubt that any GAO employee are Republican. From what I see, virtually all GAO employees are Democrats who are minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or do not have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gao.gov/press-release/gao-named-best-place-work-4th-year-row

May 16, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Police clear out pro-Palestinian DePaul quad encampment; school green spaces closed – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/post/police-clear-out-depaul-university-pro-palestinian-protest-encampment-in-lincoln-park-chicago/14825161/
— DePaul University students, faculty hold walkout over impasse on divestment negotiations – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/depaul-university-students-faculty-hold-walkout-over-impasse-between-pro-palestinian-protesters-officials-on-israel-divestment/14821862/
— CTU goes to Springfield to lobby lawmakers for more school funding, CPS CEO agrees $1B needed – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-teachers-union-goes-to-springfield-lobby-lawmakers-for-more-school-funding-cps-ceo-agrees-1b-needed-district/14822334/

CBS2
— Trump appeals gag order in New York “hush money” trial (COMMENT: My critics/opponents want a gag order that stops me from promoting a) direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members and b) those planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-appeals-gag-order-new-york-hush-money-trial/

FOX32
— Chicago teachers rally at state capitol for additional $1B in funding – Paris Schutz and Joanie Lum
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-ctu-cps-school-funding

WTTW
— Chicago Teachers Union, CPS Leaders Travel to Springfield to Lobby State Lawmakers for More Funding – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/15/chicago-teachers-union-cps-leaders-travel-springfield-lobby-state-lawmakers-more-funding

WBEZ
— Northwestern ended its encampment without cops or violence. Why is Congress upset? Northwestern University President Michael Schill is expected to be grilled by lawmakers next week for his decision to negotiate with students. – Lisa Kurian Philip
https://www.wbez.org/stories/northwestern-encampment-deal-gets-criticism-and-praise/9db7586c-fb16-4b3c-a9e4-0c21ec427645
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/planned-parenthood-offers-abortion-pill-via-app/3a0df98b-a31f-4594-a731-faa8f2d17efd

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— More than 112,000 Illinois residents have lost the right to own guns. The state doesn’t know if 84,000 still have them, sheriff says. – STACY ST. CLAIR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/16/foid-revocations-guns-rights-felons-police-seizures/
— CTU rallies in Springfield to demand greater funding for city’s schools – JEREMY GORNER and SARAH MACARAEG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/15/ctu-rallies-in-springfield-to-demand-greater-funding-for-citys-schools/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Suburban Cook County biggest area population loser in recent years, census estimates show. ROBERT MCCOPPIN, JAKE SHERIDAN, KORI RUMORE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/15/suburban-cook-county-biggest-area-population-loser-in-recent-years-census-estimates-show/
— America is distracted by Trump’s trials and campus encampments as Eastern Europe turns into a powder keg. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/15/editorial-georgia-slovakia-ukraine-russia/
— This era’s protesters could stand to ask a few more questions – Clarence Page (COMMENT: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that those who avoided the Vietnam War draft like me caused America to lose the War. They stress that I was 1-A for the draft, conservative, Republican, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors had been in America since 1844. They demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being a big hypocrite and coward because I would not have been sent into combat because of my health problems. According to them, the only reason why I became a college student was to avoid the draft. In my defense, I decided to get a college degree when I was in grade school in 1962 because my father frequently decried his not having a college degree.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/15/clarence-page-protests-gaza-vietnam-campuses/
(COMMENT: Whether the protests ended the Vietnam War any sooner than it would have otherwise remains a subject for vigorous debate. But at least they helped a lot of us to make better arguments.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Biden needs to get real about trailing Trump in the latest polls.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/15/joe-biden-donald-trump-polls-election-2024-s-e-cupp-column

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Democrat and RINO policies ever-increasingly increase poverty and crime in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240515/news/a-tremendous-need-how-wheaton-glen-ellyn-rotary-clubs-help-fill-the-college-of-dupage-food-pantr/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-residents-can-now-access-abortion-pill-through-mobile-app

CHALKBEAT
— In some Chicago neighborhoods, almost half of all teens and young adults are not going to school or working – Mila Koumpilova (COMMENT: I was taking classes and/or working 1953-1997. I was both taking classes and working 1962-1981 and 1992-1997.
https://www.chalkbeat.org/chicago/2024/05/15/out-of-work-out-of-school-youth-doubled-during-pandemic-report-finds/
— Illinois high school juniors must take the ACT to fulfill graduation requirements starting next spring. – Samantha Smylie and Becky Vevea (COMMENT: No one thought that I was “college material.” They were shocked that my ACT score was 24. They thought that it would be much lower. Similarly, they were shocked that I graduated in the upper 20% of my class. Similarly, they were shocked that UIC accepted me.)
https://www.chalkbeat.org/chicago/2024/05/15/illinois-college-entrance-exam-is-act-not-the-sat/

CAPITOL FAX
— Johnson disapproval rating at 57 percent, approval rating at 28 percent (COMMENT: What disapproval/approval ratings do my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter readers, including you, give me and why? From what I see, the more that my readers oppose direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members, reject planks in the Republican Party platform, and/or disapprove of my demographics, the more that they disapprove of me. I should write a book about my readers who disapprove of me the most. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on those 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 I have done the most to help elect and reelect since 2000. I would focus on those 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 who use their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work.)
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/15/poll-johnson-disapproval-at-57-percent-approval-at-28-percent/
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/16/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-290/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/15/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-briefing-4/
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/15/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-289/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Zahorik Moves from County and State to National Level Using Affirmative Action
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/16/zahorik-moves-from-county-and-state-to-national-level/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Venezuelan illegal alien invasion: Oak Brook shoplifting arrests up 80 percent in ’24
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/658800410-venezuelan-illegal-alien-invasion-oak-brook-shoplifting-arrests-up-80-percent-in-24

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinoisans seek judicial declaration on validity of ‘Workers Rights Amendment’ – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_72ada9ae-12ca-11ef-8e1c-07a556c99d66.html

WIREPOINTS
— New Census data: 75% of Illinois cities shrank last year, Chicago population drop nation’s 3rd-worst – Ted Dabrowski, John Klingner and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/new-census-data-75-of-illinois-cities-shrank-last-year-chicago-population-drop-nations-3rd-worst/
— Illinois job growth? Government does all the hiring as private sector shrinks – Nick Binotti and Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-job-growth-government-does-all-the-hiring-as-private-sector-shrinks-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 9-YEARS OF DECLINE: EXPECT CHICAGO TO BE NO. 4 BEHIND HOUSTON BY 2035 – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/9-years-of-decline-expect-chicago-to-be-no-4-behind-houston-by-2035/
— CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION IN SPRINGFIELD SEEKING MORE CASH WHEN THEY ALREADY GET A LOT – Hannah Schmid
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-teachers-union-in-springfield-seeking-more-cash-when-they-already-get-a-lot/
— CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION CUTS CLASS TO LOBBY, COSTING TAXPAYERS UP TO $141K – Patrick Andriesen
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-teachers-union-cuts-class-to-lobby-costing-taxpayers-up-to-141k/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border cools as migrants use Biden ‘parole’ to enter elsewhere – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/15/border-cools-migrants-use-biden-parole-enter-elsew/
— ‘Police Week’ shines spotlight on the left’s retreat from ‘defund the police’ movement – Kerry Picket and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/15/police-week-shines-spotlight-on-lefts-retreat-from/
— Democrats really hate Americans, and here’s the proof. Those who see ordinary people as deplorable pose the real threat to democracy. – Joseph Curl
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/15/democrats-really-hate-americans-and-heres-proof/

NEW YORK POST
— Anti-Israel protesters swarm UC Irvine campus, buildings; students told to ‘leave area’ – Sarah Rumpf-Whitten
https://nypost.com/2024/05/15/us-news/police-on-uc-irvine-campus-after-anti-israel-agitators-swarm-buildings-students-told-to-leave-area/
— Inflation rates show Biden is gaslighting Americans on the economy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/05/15/opinion/inflation-rates-show-biden-is-gaslighting-americans-on-the-economy/

AMAC
— Why Counting Illegals On The Census Threatens American Democracy – Dale Wilcox
https://amac.us/blog/blog/why-counting-illegals-on-the-census-threatens-american-democracy/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Ohio Removes Illegal Aliens from State Voter Rolls – Eric Lendrum (COMMENT: How many illegals are on the voter rolls in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, and in your precinct?)
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/15/ohio-removes-illegal-aliens-from-state-voter-rolls/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Great shortstops and now swimmers? – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/great_shortstops_and_now_swimmers.html
— With illegals rolling in through the surf, City of San Diego decides to crack down on … beach yoga – Monica Showalter (COMMENT: As illegals roll into your municipality, what are the leaders of your municipality focusing on?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/with_illegals_rolling_in_through_the_surf_city_of_san_diego_decides_to_crack_down_on_beach_yoga.html

BLAZE
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson complains about having to take care of migrants – JULIO ROSAS
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-complains-about-having-to-take-care-of-migrants

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Migrants Send List of 13 Demands to Denver Mayor. If you give migrants free housing, they’ll demand the right to ‘cook their own food with fresh, culturally appropriate ingredients’ – Andrew R. Arthur
https://cis.org/Arthur/Migrants-Send-List-13-Demands-Denver-Mayor

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Hamas Democrats Run Senate And Biden White House – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/hamas-democrats-run-senate-and-biden-white-house

DAILY WIRE
— Libs EXPLODE Over Not Allowing Illegals To Vote – Michael Knowles
https://www.dailywire.com/episode/ep-1490-libs-explode-over-not-allowing-illegals-vote

FOX NEWS
— Biden team reportedly in denial about dismal polling ahead of November
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6352964696112
— 148 House Democrats vote against bill to deport migrants who assault police. House passes Detain and Deport Illegal Aliens Who Assault Cops Act. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-votes-bill-deport-migrants-who-assault-cops

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Sues California to Force Clean-Up of Voting Rolls
https://www.judicialwatch.org/judicial-watch-sues-california-to-force-clean-up-of-voting-rolls/

NEWSMAX
— Telehealth Spurs Rise in Abortions Despite State Bans – Jim Thomas
https://www.newsmax.com/us/telehealth-abortion-bans/2024/05/14/id/1164751/

HOT AIR
— D.C. Now Requires 4-Year Degree to Teach in Day Care – DAVID STROM
https://hotair.com/david-strom/2024/05/15/dc-now-requires-4-year-degree-to-teach-in-day-care-n3788422

PJ MEDIA
— New York Mayor Adams Has the Perfect Job for Illegal Aliens – STEPHEN GREEN
https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2024/05/15/new-york-mayor-adams-has-the-perfect-job-for-illegal-aliens-n4929046

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— In About-Face, Wall Street’s Big Donors Warm to Trump. They may “hate the man,” as one put it, but major business players from coast to coast are increasingly on board for a second term after the first one alienated them. – Rob Copeland
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/15/business/wall-street-donors-trump.html

MSN
— Biden Is Trying To ‘Get As Many Illegals in the Country As Possible’ So He Can Make a ‘One-Party State’
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/elon-musk-claims-biden-is-trying-to-get-as-many-illegals-in-the-country-as-possible-so-he-can-make-a-one-party-state/ar-BB1hHdhr
— High Schoolers Walk Out as Adults Push Transgenderism – Evelyn Thomas (COMMENT: How much success have Democrats had making the students in your school district sexually active LGBTQers?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/high-schoolers-walk-out-as-adults-push-transgenderism/ar-BB1kskDY

CNN
— By disallowing my education deductions in 1978 when I was 29 years old, IRS sent a big message. I had just been the subject of a 4-page “One Person’s Finances” article in Money Magazine. I had worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for 5 years and as a Special Procedures Staff Advisor for 2 years. My salary in today’s dollars was $106,785/year. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. The message that IRS sent was that IRS does not want employees who share my demographics: conservative, Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. The message that IRS sent was that IRS does not want employees like me who oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. The message that IRS sent was that IRS can and will use its power to destroy whoever it wants to. Subsequently, IRS was furious when I a) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, b) transferred to GAO in 1980, c) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and d) became a licensed CPA in 1981. GAO audits IRS. Neither the Democrats who ran IRS nor the Democrats who ran GAO wanted me to be assigned to audits of IRS. The forced me to suffer a $22,996 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They delayed my promotions and never promoted me beyond GS-13. They always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. They forced me to take their early “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.
https://money.cnn.com/2013/05/08/pf/taxes/irs-protest/index.html

NEWSWEEK & MSN
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in promoting LGBTQ, that is, Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and family.
https://www.newsweek.com/why-are-so-many-more-gen-z-identifying-lgbtq-1900962
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/18-republican-led-states-are-suing-for-the-right-to-discriminate-against-trans-workers/ar-BB1ms2Lu

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden Goes From the Basement to Denial. Polls show him behind Trump, and he won’t come back unless he admits the problem. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-goes-from-the-basement-to-denial-2024-presidential-election-9ec3d29f
— Trump and Haley: A Perfect Match. As running mates, they can unite voters, raise money, and dominate American public policy for years. – Gordon Sondland (COMMENT: Haley promotes ever-increasingly talk and/or act like they rather see Biden elected than Trump.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-and-haley-a-perfect-match-election-vice-president-480be237
— The Power Move of Working the 5-to-9 Before the 9-to-5. Working a regular day, even into the evening, is for mere mortals. Those out to impress start well before dawn. – Callum Borchers (COMMENT: To put together and send pot a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning, I get up between midnight and 2:00 AM each and every morning.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/early-5-to-9-work-7dd4db7c
— Retirees Face Decline in Financial Wealth Due to Inflation. Inflation over the past two years has caused retirees as well as Americans several years away from retiring to take bigger withdrawals from their savings. Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen joins host J.R. Whalen to discuss a new study that focused on how inflation has harmed older households. (COMMENT: My retirement income and savings are dramatically less because my Democrat superiors wasted my career, took many big adverse actions against me, and forced me to take the early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.wsj.com/podcasts/your-money-matters/retirees-face-decline-in-financial-wealth-due-to-inflation/e2d612e2-359e-4fb4-9a08-5530c27cb411
— FRONT PAGE: More Workers Are Cheating on Drug Tests. Substituted urine samples increased by sixfold, while marijuana positive screens jumped in finance and real estate, according to Quest Diagnostics – Joseph De Avila (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.)
https://www.wsj.com/health/healthcare/cheating-on-workplace-drug-tests-hits-a-record-c3f62355

21th CENTURY CHRONICLE
— The Federal Government’s move to introduce a new productivity-based salary structure for civil servants, allowing employees at the same rank to earn different wages, is a significant policy shift. – ISMAILA UMARU LERE (COMMENT: Starting in 1989, my Democrat GAO superiors used their pay-for-performance system to get rid of their employees who were conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)
https://21stcenturychronicle.com/assessing-the-new-productivity-based-wage-system/

POLITICO
— Biden moves to block House from getting tapes of his interviews with special counsel on classified docs. Robert Hur’s description of those interviews fueled a firestorm over the president’s memory and mental fitness. – JOSH GERSTEIN
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/05/16/biden-moves-to-block-house-from-getting-his-classified-docs-interview-tapes-00158323

GOVERNING
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.governing.com/urban/how-cities-can-absorb-waves-of-refugees

GBH
— Activist calls on white religious leaders in Boston to draft atonement message – Saraya Wintersmith (COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will the organizations that you are a member of issue atonement messages?)
https://www.wgbh.org/news/local/2024-05-15/activist-calls-on-white-religious-leaders-in-boston-to-draft-atonement-message

May 9, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
I should write a book about the many big things that I have done since 2000 -m Milton Township and DuPage County to promote direct election of Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members and the many big adverse actions that past and present IRP chairmen and SCC members, DuPage County Republican Central Committee leaders, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders have taken against me because of that including removing me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. I would focus on the aforesaid who fail/refuse to defend/advance the most planks in the Republican Party platform. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
Unanswered questions concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
— Who represents each of the 17 congressional districts on the committee and what is their contact information?
— Who has replaced me as the member who represents the 3rd Congressional District and what reasons have been given for my removal?
— At the IRP State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25, which committee members are going to vote on May 24 for the resolution that calls for direct election of IRP State Central Committee members?
— At the convention on May 24, which committee members are going to vote to strengthen or to weaken calls for promoting the following in the platform: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws including adding E-Verity, discouragement of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, protection of Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving)?

DOUG’S NEWSLETTER
— It’s Doers vs. Do-Nothings on the question of restoring direct elections for the Illinois GOP
https://dougelstonibendahl.substack.com/p/its-doers-vs-do-nothings-on-the-question
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The SUPPORT camp is standing up for Republican voters and historic change. They are demanding that our vote be restored – a vote which never should have been stolen from Republican voters in the first place. And then there is the OPPOSE list. Empowering Republican voters is about the last thing the persons on that list have in mind. The idea of their Republican constituents getting energized and taking an active interest in how the sausage is really being made in our state party apparently terrifies them. No doubt for good reason. That is why the Illinois GOP’s state central committee has been holding their meetings basically in secret ever since a couple hundred angry peasants showed up to the state central committee meeting that was held shortly after the Illinois GOP’s disastrous election of November 2022 and rightly demanded resignations of top state party officials. To say our state party is grossly out of touch with the Republican voters it has a duty to serve would be a colossal understatement. When deadwood bosses aren’t disrespecting Republican voters and meeting in secret, they are actively and openly INVITING Democrats into our party (just check out the OPPOSE list). Republican primary voters need a broom to sweep out the deadwood. That broom is our vote. We need a vote again for the top officials of the Illinois Republican Party, the state central committee. . .The good news is we can give all Republican primary voters back their vote at the upcoming state convention on May 24 & 25 in downstate Collinsville. We can make the GOP relevant again in Illinois. That would be an historic event – but far from a radical one. We would simply be giving Republicans back their vote which never should have been stolen from them in the first place. If you haven’t already signed-on, we invite you to join the growing list of good people who are standing up for their fellow Republicans and their right to vote. Alternatively, if you think the only problem with the Illinois Republican Party is that Republicans are voting too much, we’re happy to add your name on the other list.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago protests block downtown streets with President Biden in city for fundraiser – Sarah Schulte and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-in-chicago-2024-campaign-after-speaking-on-new-microsoft-artificial-intelligence-hub-wisconsin/14783936/
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14785742/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqHuVolIPj8
— Demonstrators allege ‘excessive force’ used to clear encampments – Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-law-enforcement-on-alert-for-college-protests-demonstrators-allege-excessive-force-used-to-clear-encampments-records-show/14785795/
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14785857/

NBC5
— Traffic disrupted as protests held in Loop during President Biden’s Chicago visit for fundraiser. – Natalie Martinez
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/traffic-disrupted-protests-loop-during-president-bidens-chicago-visit-fundraiser/3432547/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/president-biden-makes-chicago-stop-with-protests-and-travel-impacts-expected/3432263/
— As New York implements congestion pricing, could Chicago ever see something similar? – Charlie Wojciechowski (COMMENT: Have you worked in downtown Chicago? I did in 1971 and then 1973-1997. What did you do to avoid congestion? I took the CTA and RTA in 1971. I bought a downtown condo and walked to work 1974-1978. I took the RTA 1978-1997.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-york-downtown-congestion-pricing-chicago/3432431/

WGN9
— Biden greeted by protestors in Chicago after Racine County visit
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/ap-biden-heads-to-wisconsin-to-laud-a-new-microsoft-facility-meet-voters-and-troll-trump/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUUmNuX-E-c

FOX32
— Biden’s visit to Chicago draws protesters
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1453235

WGN RADIO
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/newsclick/the-john-williams-newsclick-is-recreational-marijuana-priced-fairly/#/questions

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake County GOP chair angered by new ballot-access law; ‘We will challenge it in court’ – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/08/lake-county-gop-chair-angered-by-new-ballot-access-law-we-will-challenge-it-in-court/
— The Chicago Tribune ever-increasingly promotes Biden and demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/08/in-chicago-president-joe-biden-reminds-voters-of-the-chaos-under-donald-trump/
— Gun arrest No. 18 since August made at Naperville Topgolf parking lot – TESS KENNY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/08/naperville-topgolf-police-gun-firearm-arrest/
— Mayor Brandon Johnson talks school funding, Bears stadium and ‘less high-profile budget needs’ during Springfield visit – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/08/mayor-brandon-johnson-talks-school-funding-bears-stadium-and-less-high-profile-budget-needs-during-springfield-visit/
–Illinois commission’s new recommendations on university funding don’t address racial inequities – Paul Vallas (COMMENT: Under the Democrats, anticipate/expect ever-increasing race and gender based budgeting.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/09/opinion-illinois-public-university-funding-equity/
— New vision for Evanston is focused on ‘yes in my backyard’ rules – Daniel Biss
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/08/opinion-evanston-new-development-rules/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Biden headlines Chicago fundraiser, bringing in more than $2 million for reelection campaign. Biden, stopping in Chicago after a campaign tour of swing-state Wisconsin, is mining the deep pockets of Democratic megadonors in Illinois. – Kade Heather, Isabel Funk and Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/05/08/biden-fundraiser-chicago-loop-palmer-house-israel-palestinian-protests-2024-presidential-race
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Haley. I should write a book about those who my critics/opponents promote.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/08/donald-trump-nikki-haley-problem-2024-presidential-election-gop-s-e-cupp

JOURNAL COURIER
— Barron Trump, 18, to make political debut as Florida delegate to the Republican convention – AP (COMMENT: My father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. He fought brittle type 1 diabetes from childhood. He was the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He never attended college. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. He never earned more the $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to help pay the family’s bills.)
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/politics/article/barron-trump-18-to-make-political-debut-as-19447736.php

STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Blagojevich backs Trump during Mar-a-Lago visit – Patrick M. Keck
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/09/former-illinois-governor-rod-blagojevich-endorses-donald-trump/73605222007/
— Fixing ‘broken’ system, advocates stand behind cashless bail in Illinois.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/05/06/fixing-broken-system-advocates-stand-behind-cashless-bail-in-illinois/73473044007/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats crow about their success in promoting abortion and race and gender based preference giving.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/these-are-the-top-issues-americans-would-risk-arrest-to-protest-poll/

WGLT
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-09/medical-residents-are-starting-to-avoid-states-with-abortion-bans-data-shows

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/09/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-286/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/08/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-86/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Kolber seeking Illinois Republican Party National Committeeman seat (COMMENT: While I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, I conducted a candidate forum for that seat.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/658419645-kolber-seeking-rnc-committeeman-seat-important-green-shoots-are-growing-in-illinois

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Decriminalizing prostitution in Illinois proposed; lawmaker shocked at idea – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_3b588fde-0d78-11ef-b91e-0b4e27f26a73.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— LAWMAKERS TAKE ALL 3 ADVISORY QUESTION SPOTS ON NOVEMBER BALLOT – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/lawmakers-take-all-3-advisory-question-spots-on-november-ballot/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Biden Gives Dangerous Illegal Immigrants on Terror Watch List a Free Pass During Chicago Fundraiser, Says Trump is the Real Threat to U.S.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/biden-gives-dangerous-illegal-immigrants-on-terror-watch-list-a-free-pass-during-chicago-fundraiser-says-trump-is-the-real-threat-to-u-s.html
— Once Upon a Time, There Were Liberals in America – John F. Di Leo
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/opinion-once-upon-a-time-there-were-liberals-in-america.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Speaker Johnson champions bill preventing illegal immigrants from casting votes – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/8/mike-johnson-champions-bill-preventing-illegal-imm/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Speaker Johnson unveils election bill to ban noncitizens from voting – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/2995998/johnson-unveils-election-bill-noncitizens-voting/
— Mother of student suspended for saying ‘illegal alien’ had ‘no other choice’ but to sue school board. – Asher Notheis (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrats and RINOs immediately will get rid of you if you say “illegal alien.”)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2996847/mother-student-suspended-saying-illegal-alien-sue-school-board/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Cruelty of Woke Compassion – Doug MacGregor
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/05/the_cruelty_of_woke_compassion.html

BREITBART
— Denver Democrats Push Migrants to Private Homes – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: Denver today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/08/denver-democrats-push-migrants-private-homes/

DAILY SIGNAL
— House Passes Bill to Restore Citizenship Question to Census – Rob Bluey
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/05/08/house-passes-bill-to-restore-citizenship-question-to-census/

DAILY WIRE
— White Men Deserve Gratitude, Not Demonization. Their goal is to erase white men from the workforce, as punishment for doing everything so well, for so long. – Matt Walsh (COMMENT: To get more votes from minorities and from females, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasingly promote more hatred against Whites and against males.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/white-men-deserve-gratitude-not-demonization

EPOCH TIMES
— What’s Behind America’s Doctor Crisis? – Autumn Spredemann (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, emergency rooms are filled with illegals. Ever-increasingly, everyone in healthcare will be more and more and more of the following: minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, citizens of foreign countries, etc.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/whats-behind-americas-doctor-crisis-5640380
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Securing an appointment to see a doctor in the United States is exacerbated by soaring health care demand and fewer doctors. Many specializations are increasingly affected by this trend, but primary care and emergency medicine are among the hardest hit. The average wait time to see a doctor has increased since 2017 and continued to rise after the demand spike brought on by COVID-19. A survey conducted by AMN Healthcare in 2022 of 15 large metro markets revealed the average time to see a physician was 26 days—an 8 percent increase from 2017 and a 24 percent spike since 2004.
Staff constraints are also felt in hospital emergency departments. Nearly 140 million Americans visited a hospital emergency department in 2021, based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, about 13 percent resulted in hospital admission; while thousands waited hours to see a health care provider. Consequently, many patients leave before being seen by a doctor.)

FEDERALIST
— Illinois Democrats Change Rules To Cement Incumbent Power In Actual Attack On Democracy – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/08/illinois-democrats-change-rules-to-cement-incumbent-power-in-actual-attack-on-democracy/

FOX NEWS
— GOP bill adding citizenship question to 2030 census passes House without a single Democrat. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-bill-adding-citizenship-question-2030-census-passes-house-single-democrat
— Cartels lure American teens to smuggle illegals: ‘No idea what they’re getting into’ – and ‘no way out’ Mexican cartels use social media to recruit American teens with hope of ‘quick money,’ ‘promise of adventure,’ experts say. – Christina Coulter
https://www.foxnews.com/us/cartels-lure-american-teens-to-smuggle-illegals-no-idea-what-theyre-getting-into-and-no-way-out

HOT AIR
— Illegal Migrants Send List of ‘Demands’ to Denver Mayor (COMMENT: When illegals hit your mayor with demands, how will he/she respond?)
https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2024/05/08/illegal-migrants-send-list-of-demands-to-denver-mayor-n3787995

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden Commits To Saving Hamas, Will Cut Off Offensive Weapons To Israel If It Enters Rafah – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/05/biden-commits-to-saving-hamas-will-cut-off-offensive-weapons-to-israel-if-it-enters-rafah/

NEW AMERICAN
— Trump Will Use Military, Local Cops, Alien Enemies Act to Deport 20M Illegals – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/immigration/trump-will-use-military-local-cops-alien-enemies-act-to-deport-20m-illegals/

PJ MEDIA
— Chicago Mayor’s Attempt to Hide Illegal Aliens Before the DNC Convention Didn’t Go Well – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/05/08/chicago-mayor-attempt-to-hide-illegal-aliens-during-the-convention-didnt-go-well-n4928869

— New Jersey Taxpayers Spend $7 Billion Yearly on Illegals – CATHERINE SALGADO (COMMENT: How many billions are Illinois taxpayers spending on illegals each year?)
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/05/08/new-jersey-taxpayers-spend-7b-yearly-on-illegals-n4928880
— Ignore the Shocking Number of Rapes Committed by ‘Newcomers’ or You’ll Be Punished, You Bigot – KEVIN DOWNEY JR. (COMMENT: I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County who continue to demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being a newcomer. They stress that I have lived in Wheaton only since 1978 and that unlike them, I have never attended any schools or churches in Wheaton.)
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2024/05/08/ignore-the-shocking-number-of-rapes-committed-by-newcomers-you-bigot-n4928862

ZERO HEDGE
— Denver Sets Up ‘Host Migrants In Your Home’ Hotline – TYLER DURDEN (COMMENT: Denver today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/denver-sets-host-migrants-your-home-hotline

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC NEWS
— Illinois Democrats’ law changing the choosing of legislative candidates faces GOP opposition. Illinois Democrats have changed the way candidates for the General Assembly get on the ballot. – JOHN O’CONNOR
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/illinois-democrats-law-changing-choosing-legislative-candidates-faces-110043961

THE HILL
— Anticipate/expect that Democrat leaders will send many millions of their many millions of illegals to battleground/swing states and have them use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4652682-joe-biden-donald-trump-election-results-cnn/

NEW YORK TIMES
— To get more votes from those who are the following, Biden will ever-increasingly promise to get the federal government to give them more and more and more preference: Democrat, minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, nom-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, illegals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/08/opinion/biden-young-voters-gaza.html
— Know Thine Enemy – Noam Cohen (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/23/weekinreview/23alinsky.html

MSN
— Can you be fired for your political opinions? – Quentin Fottrell (COMMENT: My Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me into early retirement when I was 49 in 1997 because I opposed their political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/can-i-be-fired-for-my-political-opinions-yes-%E2%80%94-so-choose-your-words-about-israel-palestine-trump-and-biden-very-carefully/ar-AA1iOSmu
— Geraldo Rivera salutes affirmative action in final Fox News appearance – Dominick Mastrangelo (COMMENT: All my coworkers in the federal government who my Democrat superiors promoted over me were Democrats a) who were minority, female, younger than me, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time and/or b) had less work experience than I had, less education, fewer or no professional certifications, and/or no professional license like the one I had.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/geraldo-rivera-salutes-affirmative-action-in-final-fox-news-appearance/ar-AA1dgZol

NEW YORK SUN
— On the Border Crisis Over Illegal Aliens, ‘I Like Ike’ Biden’s done nothing. Compare him to Eisenhower, who sent a million illegals back to Mexico and got re-elected in a landslide. – LAWRENCE KUDLOW
https://www.nysun.com/article/on-the-border-crisis-over-illegal-aliens-i-like-ike

NEWSWEEK
— Ever-increasingly, everyone in healthcare will be more and more and more of the following: minority, female, younger, unmarried, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, citizens of foreign countries, etc.
https://www.newsweek.com/dei-still-critically-important-healthcare-despite-backlash-1898071
— Denver Migrants’ Free Rent Program Gets a Boost – Nick Mordowanec (COMMENT: Denver today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.newsweek.com/migrants-rent-program-immigration-denver-1898496

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democrats Brace for Gaza War Protests at Convention in Chicago. Officials are planning for potential disruptions inside and outside convention venue; organizers say fundraising has been strong. – Ken Thomas and John McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/democrats-brace-for-gaza-war-protests-at-convention-in-chicago-fb155df7
— Conservative Judges Plan to Blackball Columbia University Graduates. More than a dozen Trump appointees sign letter critical of school’s response to student protests, academic-integrity issues. – Jess Bravin and Melissa Korn (COMMENT: My critics/opponents blackball 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.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/education/conservative-judges-plan-to-blackball-columbia-university-graduates-2e99c279
— FRONT PAGE: Employers want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/west-virginia-workers-migrants-jobs-0be74c9f
— The EV Red Ink Keeps Coming. As companies lose money, Biden keeps rolling out the subsidies. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-vehicle-manufacturer-losses-lucid-subsidies-1102e2de

POLITICO
— Democrats crow about their success in using lawsuits to harass Trump.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/05/09/trump-trial-stormy-daniels-testimony-00156845

May 1, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Encampment opposing war in Gaza at DePaul launches, as university leaders meet with Foxx on response to student protests – SARAH MACARAEG and MEGAN CREPEAU
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/30/depaul-gaza-encampment-kim-foxx/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH PICTURE: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/01/us-marijuana-reclassification-what-to-know/
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/30/us-dea-to-reclassify-marijuana/
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/30/illinois-pot-businesses-could-gain-tax-benefits-easier-loan-access-under-dea-reclassification/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more dependency on government.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/30/johnson-to-shift-80m-in-arpa-spending-restart-guaranteed-income-program/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/30/lgbtq-community-members-call-on-mayor-brandon-johnson-to-rescind-plan-to-scale-back-pride-parade/
— Northwestern deserves credit for ending an encampment without resorting to force – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/30/editorial-northwestern-university-deering-meadow-gaza-protests/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Taking the fight South? Pritzker’s nonprofit spends $500K in Florida — battling DeSantis and GOP over abortion rights. Florida is the fourth ballot initiative Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s nonprofit Think Big America is supporting this year. Pritzker’s group is also supporting efforts in Nevada, Arizona and Montana. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/04/30/abortion-rights-ballot-initiatives-pritzker-non-profit-think-big-america-florida
— DePaul students pitch tents on campus, join pro-Palestinian protests. The campus joins hundreds nationwide in calling on their universities to divest from companies supporting Israel. – Sophie Sherry
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/04/30/depaul-university-protest-encampment-gaza-israel-hamas
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/04/29/migrant-crisis-chicago-finances-beale-taliaferro-black-community-disinvestment-editorial
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2024/04/30/ap-marijuana-reclassify-dea-cannabis
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/04/30/local-cannabis-industry-leaders-say-move-to-reclassify-weed-will-benefit-businesses-customers
— What happened before Mayor Brandon Johnson finally agreed to stay away from slain officer’s funeral? – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/04/30/huesca-funeral-governor-mayor-not-attending-chicago-police-union-fop-catanzara

DAILY HERALD
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240430/marijuana/u-s-drug-control-agency-will-move-to-reclassify-marijuana-in-a-historic-shift-ap-sources-say/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Proft and Bailey feud underlined illegal campaign coordination, lawyers argue – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/proft-super-pac-comes-under-fire-attorneys
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/cannabis/cannabis-stocks-surge-report-dea-will-reschedule

ABC7
— DePaul University pro-Palestinian encampment spurs counter-protesters – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/depaul-university-pro-palestinian-encampment-brings-counter-protesters-to-lincoln-park-campus/14749744/
— Pro-Palestinian protesters take down U.S. flag replace it with Palestine flag on UNC quad
https://abc7chicago.com/unc-palestine-protest-after-arrests-pro-palestinian-us-flag/14745104/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more LGBTQ.
https://abc7chicago.com/organizers-push-back-against-plan-to-downsize-the-chicago-pride-parade-2024-in-lakeview-on-june-30-agree-start-an-hour-earlier/14745889/

NBC5
— DePaul joins nationwide pro-Palestinian college protests as encampment continues at University of Chicago. A second day of protests continued at University of Chicago, even with threats of discipline from the administration. – Kate Chappell
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/depaul-joins-nationwide-pro-palestinian-college-protests-encampment-continues-university-chicago/3424943/
— Suburban carnival canceled due to ‘safety concerns’ after similar cancellation over weekend
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suburban-carnival-canceled-due-to-safety-concerns-after-similar-cancellation-over-weekend/3424925/
— According to city ranking site Livability, Naperville, Evanston, Bloomington, Peoria and Champaign all were named among the best places to live in the country.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/5-illinois-cities-named-among-top-100-best-places-to-live-in-u-s/3424506/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/biden-administration-will-move-to-reclassify-marijuana-in-a-historic-shift/3424612/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/with-us-poised-reclassify-cannabis-federal-level-heres-how-businesses-individuals-may-be-affected/3425221/
— Did you get a student loan? I did not. My critics/opponents have always stressed that I only just barely made into the upper 20% of my class and that my ACT score was only 24. Ever since I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old in 1979, my critics/opponents who also passed the 4-part examination on their first attempt have stressed that they got better scores than I did.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/student-loan-forgiveness-deadline-what-to-know-about-loan-consolidation-eligibility-and-more/3424214/

CBS2
— Pro-Palestinian tent encampments expand at University of Chicago, DePaul – Marybel Gonzalez, Adam Harrington, Katie Houlis
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/pro-palestinian-tent-encampments-university-of-chicago-depaul/
— DePaul University students set up pro-Palestinian tent encampment – Todd Feurer, Chris Tye
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/depaul-university-palestinian-tent-encampment-protest-israel-gaza/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/marijuana-reclassified-drug-enforcement-administration-shift/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-dispensary-operators-plan-reclassify-marijuana/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more LGBTQ.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/advisory-council-reversal-scaling-down-chicago-pride-parade/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYPzxtDZbKM
— Rev. Jesse Jackson visits pro-Palestinian encampment at University of Chicago
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/rev-jesse-jackson-visits-pro-palestinian-encampment-at-university-of-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C8Q560jXHY

WGN9
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/ap-politics/ap-us-drug-control-agency-will-move-to-reclassify-marijuana-in-a-historic-shift-ap-sources-say/
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more dependency on government.
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-covid-funds-universal-basic-income-ubi/

FOX32
— Chicago college students establish campus encampments in protest of Gaza conflict. DePaul University students are the latest to take a stand against the war in Gaza, joining protesters at universities nationwide.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1448875
— Chaos erupts as college campus protesters across US arrested
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnbwhvr5Cdc
— DePaul students set up encampments on campus to protest war in Gaza – Maggie Duly
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-college-protests-encampments-war-gaza
— All Southland College Prep graduating seniors accepted to college, garnering $50M in scholarships – Dane Placko (COMMENT: Did you get a scholarship? I did not. My critics/opponents have always stressed that I only just barely made into the upper 20% of my class and that my ACT score was only 24. Ever since I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30 years old in 1979, my critics/opponents who also passed the 4-part examination on their first attempt have stressed that they got better scores than I did.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/southland-college-prep-graduating-seniors-accepted-college

WTTW
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/04/30/us-poised-ease-restrictions-marijuana-historic-shift-it-ll-remain-controlled-substance
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more illegal immigration.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/04/30/asian-american-advocates-call-illinois-lawmakers-address-immigration-and-language

WBEZ
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more dependency on government.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-relaunching-a-guaranteed-basic-income-program/3aea8543-52a6-4ab6-a684-dc2968b42536

WGN RADIO
— New poll shows Trump ahead of Biden in seven key swing states – Jeremy Tanner
https://wgnradio.com/news/new-poll-shows-trump-ahead-of-biden-in-seven-key-swing-states/
— Should students walk out of class to protest war in Gaza? – Pete Zimmerman
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/newsclick/the-john-williams-newsclick-should-students-walk-out-of-class-to-protest-war-in-gaza/#/questions

SOUTHERN
— Trump begins to remove posts after being held in contempt (COMMENT: Should I write about those who demand that I remove my opinions from www.gopillinois.com ? For example, should I write about those who demand that I remove my opinion that “Because of what happened at the 2016 IRP State Convention, I am very concerned that efforts are underway under the table to water down if not officially strike the planks in the IRP platform that promote personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration law enforcement, Second Amendment rights, discouragement of vices, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).” Those who made that demand succeeded in having me removed from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/04/30/trump-trial-live-updates-michael-cohens-banker-to-return-to-the-stand/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/our-turn-illinois-must-recruit-and-retain-teachers-to-support-english-learners/article_e94037d1-f938-5326-b6bf-a67818b04e0d.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Lawsuit filed against metro-east state rep for allegedly blocking Facebook comments – MIKE KOZIATEK
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article288134235.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A lawsuit filed by an attorney who unsuccessfully ran as a Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general alleges state Rep. Charlie Meier violated the First Amendment rights of free speech of four citizens by blocking their critical comments on his Facebook page. The suit was filed in Madison County court by attorney Tom DeVore on behalf of Jared Poettker of New Baden, Donald Moore of Troy, Sharon Williams of Belleville and Roger Respondek of Clinton. Meier, a Republican from Okawville, could not be reached for comment Monday night.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump wonders if Columbia protesters will get ‘same kind of treatment’ as Jan. 6 rioters – Brett Samuels
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-wonders-if-columbia-protesters-will-get-same-kind-of-treatment-as-jan-6-rioters/

WCIA
— Trump says he’ll use National Guard to deport migrants, doubling down on anti-immigration rhetoric – AP
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trump-says-hell-use-national-guard-to-deport-migrants-doubling-down-on-anti-immigration-rhetoric/

WGLT
— Trump may get another chance to be president. He’s planning an aggressive second term – Stephen Fowler (COMMENT: What changes to the Republican Party platform do Trump want?)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-04-30/trump-may-get-another-chance-to-be-president-hes-planning-an-aggressive-second-term

WSIU
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more abortion.
https://www.wsiu.org/politics-elections/2024-04-30/6-out-of-10-catholics-support-abortion-rights-despite-churchs-stance-study-shows

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats use their illegals to reshape election maps.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-05-01/republicans-in-congress-are-trying-to-reshape-election-maps-by-excluding-noncitizens

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— In sprawling ‘Time’ magazine interview, Trump lays out plans for second term – Noah Caldwell, Patrick Jarenwattananon, Mary Louise Kelly (COMMENT: What changes to the Republican Party platform do Trump want?)
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-04-30/in-sprawling-time-magazine-interview-trump-lays-out-plans-for-second-term

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER & HERALD WHIG & STATELINE & NPR ILLINOIS & FOX ILLINOIS & WSIL TV & WJOL & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WGLT & WIFR & NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO & POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/state/2024/04/30/these-5-illinois-cities-among-worst-to-get-high-in-across-us-report-says/73470014007/
https://www.whig.com/ap/business/new-era-for-pot-regulation-leaves-old-problem-many-cannabis-companies-cant-find-a-bank/article_4ce025c1-7bf1-55e5-aa5f-d119708077f0.html
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/5-illinois-cities-ranked-as-the-worst-to-get-stoned-in-the-u-s/
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/ap-us-drug-control-agency-will-move-to-reclassify-marijuana-in-a-historic-shift-ap-sources-say/
https://www.nprillinois.org/education-desk/2024-04-30/classes-to-prepare-for-a-career-in-the-cannabis-industry
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/marijuana-reclassify-us-drug-control-agency-historic-shift-weed-cigarettes-edibles-gummies-dea-cannabis-thc-cbd-delta-8-delta-9
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/consumer/dea-plans-to-moves-to-reschedule-marijuana-as-a-lower-risk-drug/article_561e9790-9307-514a-a907-594a298b7e10.html
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/justice-dept-plans-to-reschedule-marijuana-as-a-lower-risk-drug/article_561e9790-9307-514a-a907-594a298b7e10.html
https://www.wjol.com/us-drug-control-agency-will-move-to-reclassify-marijuana-in-a-historic-shift/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/marijuana-could-be-rescheduled-would-that-make-it-legal-nationwide/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-new-era-for-pot-regulation-leaves-old-problem-many-cannabis-companies-cant-find-a-bank/
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-bidens-historic-marijuana-shift-is-his-latest-election-year-move-for-young-voters/
https://www.wglt.org/2024-04-30/the-biden-administration-is-moving-to-reclassify-marijuana-heres-what-that-means
https://www.wifr.com/video/2024/05/01/drug-reclassification-could-make-things-easier-rockford-cannabis-based-businesses/
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2024-04-30/the-doj-is-expected-to-recommend-marijuana-be-reclassified-as-less-dangerous
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/01/can-a-new-weed-rule-be-trump-proofed-00155400?nname=illinois-playbook&nid=00000150-1596-d4ac-a1d4-179e288b0000&nrid=00000150-705d-d7de-afdb-7d7f3ea90001&nlid=639163

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/01/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-280/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/04/30/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-80/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS

Now that my critics/opponents have succeeded in removing me from the Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee, what should I do promote the following in the new platform:


— Personal responsibility, that is, to oppose the promotion of dependency on government and charity,
— Traditional marriage and family, that is, to oppose the promotion of LGBTQ,
— Right to life, that is, to oppose the promotion of abortion,
— E-Verify and enforcement of immigration laws, that is, to oppose the promotion of illegal immigration,
— Second Amendment rights, that is, to oppose diminishment of those rights,
— Discouragement of vices, that is, to oppose the promotion of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices,
— Equal opportunity, that is, to oppose race and gender based preference giving, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, and
— Direct election of Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
Trump has begun to remove his posts after being held in contempt. Should I write about those who demand that I remove my opinions from www.gopillinois.com ? For example, should I write about those who demand that I remove my opinion that “Because of what happened at the 2016 IRP State Convention, I am very concerned that efforts are underway under the table to water down if not officially strike the planks in the IRP platform that promote personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, E-Verify and enforcement of immigration laws, Second Amendment rights, discouragement of vices, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).” Those who made that demand succeeded in having me removed from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
If you were me, what would you do? I want to help elect the candidates who won the March 19, 2024 Republican primary in my precinct to win on November 5, 2024. But since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted at Republican candidates who won primaries in my precinct that the more that I do to help elect them, the more votes that they will lose. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am much too conservative and even worse things, and that because of that, the more that I do to help elect a candidate the more evidence that candidate is “too conservative” and even worse things. Further, they stress the many big adverse actions that they got past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois have taken against me. They will certainly stress to the candidates who won the March 19, 2024 Republican primary in my precinct including Booras, Grant, Berlin, Wang, Grogan, Jorgensen, Prater, Corrigan, Castle, Skarin, Hellad, and Costello that they succeeded in getting Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member Jeanne Ives to remove me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee. In 2021, they succeeded in ending my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks, a role that I had since 2005. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WIREPOINTS
— Biden Administration has let far more undocumented migrants fly to Florida cities than Texas has bused to Chicago – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/biden-administration-has-let-far-more-undocumented-migrants-fly-to-florida-cities-than-texas-has-bused-to-chicago-wirepoints/
— The potential positive economic impact of the Bears stadium is grossly overstated
https://wirepoints.org/the-potential-positive-economic-impact-of-the-bears-stadium-is-grossly-overstated-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— OUTSTANDING: Kenneally Speaking on Dangers of Marijuana in Lake County Saturday, May 4th
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/01/enneally-speaking-on-dangers-of-marijuana-in-lake-county-saturday-may-4th/

JOHN KASS
— Coming Soon to Your State: Californication – David Bittinger (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that your county, township, municipality, and school district will be ever-increasingly flooded with benefit-dependent people.)
https://johnkassnews.com/coming-soon-to-your-state-californication/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: California has become a bad movie. It’s a big-budget turkey produced by the state’s Democrat rulers for the two audiences they care about: the prosperous and fabulous in elite enclaves, the benefit-dependent most everywhere else.)

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congress reveals Biden’s secret list of destination airports for illegal immigrants – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/1/congress-reveals-joe-bidens-secret-list-of-destina/
— Methodists move to undo LGBTQ restrictions, embrace liberalized views on sexual practices – Mark A. Kellner (COMMENT: How successful have Democrats been getting your church to promote LGBTQ?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/30/methodists-move-undo-lgbtq-restrictions-embrace-li/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— It’s not MAGA Republicans or Christian nationalists causing violence nationwide – Christopher Tremoglie
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2984713/its-not-maga-republicans-or-christian-nationalists-causing-violence-nationwide

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Police Sweep Columbia’s Campus, Arrest Students Who Seized University Building – Jessica Costescu
https://freebeacon.com/campus/police-sweep-columbias-campus-arrest-students-who-seized-university-building/
— Northwestern Professors Encourage Students To Skip Class To Join Anti-Israel Encampment – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/campus/northwestern-professors-encourage-students-to-skip-class-to-join-anti-israel-encampment/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump vows to address ‘definite anti-white feeling in this country’: ‘Can’t be allowed’ – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/04/30/us-news/donald-trump-bemoans-anti-white-feeling-in-the-country/
— Biden administration considers accepting Gazan refugees from Israel-Hamas war – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/04/30/us-news/biden-administration-mulls-accepting-gazan-refugees-report/
— Most migrants paroled under Biden administration are flying to Florida – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/04/30/us-news/most-migrants-paroled-under-biden-administration-are-flying-to-this-state-subpoenaed-docs-show/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The DEI Jihad. Anti-Semitism on campus and DEI evangelism are cut from the same cloth. – Larry Sand
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/01/the-dei-jihad/
— DEA to Reclassify Marijuana as a Less Serious Drug – Liz Sheld (COMMENT: Pot is poison.)
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/01/morning-greatness-dea-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-a-less-serious-drug/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Kamala defends DEI because, of course she would – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/04/30/kamala-defends-dei-because-of-course-she-would-1456047/

BREITBART
— Biden’s Deputies Force Transgenderism into Workplaces – HANNAH KNUDSEN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/30/joe-bidens-deputies-force-transgenderism-into-workplaces/
— Judge Merchan Holds Donald Trump in Criminal Contempt for Gag Order Violations, Threatens Jail Time – WENDELL HUSEBØ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/30/justice-juan-merchan-fines-donald-trump-9k-for-alleged-gag-order-violations/
— Illegal Immigrants Cause $566 Million in Unpaid Healthcare Burden on Florida – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/04/30/illegal-immigrants-cause-566-million-in-unpaid-healthcare-burden-on-florida/
— Republicans Move Ahead with Outlawing Sanctuary Cities in North Carolina – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/30/republicans-move-ahead-with-outlawing-sanctuary-cities-in-north-carolina/
— Whoopi Goldberg to Donald Trump: There Is No Anti-White Feeling in the U.S. – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2024/04/30/whoopi-goldberg-to-donald-trump-there-is-no-anti-white-feeling-in-the-u-s/
— 1.6 Million Foreign Nationals Awaiting Entry to U.S. through Biden’s Parole Pipeline – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/30/feds-1-6-million-foreign-nationals-awaiting-entry-to-u-s-through-bidens-parole-pipeline/

CAMPUS REFORM
— $100 million Harvard reparations pledge is not enough for 1619 Project creator Nikole Hannah-Jones – Patrick McDonald
https://www.campusreform.org/article/100-million-harvard-reparations-pledge-not-enough-1619-project-creator-nikole-hannah-jones/25331

COLLEGE FIX
— Congressional Republicans’ bill seeks to crack down on DEI in med schools – GIOVANNA JOHNSON
https://www.thecollegefix.com/congressional-republicans-bill-seeks-to-crack-down-on-dei-in-med-schools/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Admin Hatching Plan To Bring Gaza Refugees To US
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/30/biden-admin-gaza-refugees-united-states/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Looking To Bring In Palestinians To The U.S. As Refugees – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-looking-to-bring-in-palestinians-to-the-u-s-as-refugees-report

DISPATCH
— How Competitive High Schools Get Away With Race-Based Admissions – Alison Somin
https://www.yahoo.com/news/competitive-high-schools-away-race-064500750.html

FOX NEWS
— White House considers accepting some Palestinians from Gaza as refugees amid Israel-Hamas war. People from Gaza who pass a series of eligibility, medical and security screenings would qualify to fly to the US with refugee status. – Landon Mion
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-considers-accepting-palestinians-gaza-refugees-amid-israel-hamas-war

HUMAN EVENTS
— Democrats are terrified that their own convention will help elect Trump – Monica Crowley
https://humanevents.com/2024/04/30/monica-crowley-democrats-are-terrified-that-their-own-convention-will-help-elect-trump

JUST THE NEWS
— Trump claims there is ‘a definite anti-white feeling’ in the US – Misty Severi
https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/trump-claims-there-definite-anti-white-feeling-us
— Homeland data on Biden parole program reveals illegal aliens flown to more than 45 cities. Florida received the bulk of the newcomers, with 80% of the migrants flown into airports in four Florida cities. New York, California, Georgia, Texas, and Nevada also received migrant flights. – Misty Severi
https://justthenews.com/government/federal-agencies/dhs-report-reveals-45-cities-paroled-migrants-were-flown

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— NYPD Retakes Columbia University From Illegal Occupiers. The occupation of a key administrative building was more than even the weak Columbia administration was willing to tolerate. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/04/live-nypd-begins-to-retake-columbia-university-from-illegal-occupiers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Northwestern Cuts Deal with Encampment Organizers, Establishes Full-Ride Scholarship for Palestinian Students – ZACH KESSEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/northwestern-cuts-deal-with-encampment-organizers-establishes-full-ride-scholarship-for-palestinian-students/

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Left Needs Therapy & After This, You Might Too – Tierin-Rose Mandelburg
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/tierin-rose-mandelburg/2024/04/30/left-needs-therapy-after-you-might-too

NEWSMAX
— Biden Admin. Mulling Asylum for Certain Gazans – Nicole Wells
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/asylum-refugees-palestinians/2024/04/30/id/1163012/

ONE AMERICAN NEWS
— Open Borders Part Of Democrats Plan To Import New Voters – Pearson Sharp
https://www.oann.com/video/pearsonsharpreports/open-borders-part-of-democrats-plan-to-import-new-voters//

POST MILLENNIAL
— Trump to Time Magazine: ‘There is a definite anti-white feeling in the country, and that can’t be allowed either’ An advisor to Trump told the reporters at Time that he plans on rescinding Biden’s Executive Orders related to DEI, which many have called into question for being anti-white.
https://thepostmillennial.com/trump-to-time-magazine-there-is-a-definite-anti-white-feeling-in-the-country-and-that-cant-be-allowed-either
— Biden’s DHS admits hundreds of thousands of immigrants flying into US under ‘parole’ program are ‘inadmissible’ – Thomas Stevenson
https://thepostmillennial.com/bidens-dhs-admits-hundreds-of-thousands-of-immigrants-flying-into-us-under-parole-program-are-inadmissible

TOWNHALL
— Biden White House Considers Bringing Palestinians to United States As ‘Refugees’ – Rebecca Downs
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2024/04/30/palestinian-refugees-n2638483

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Anti-Israel protests could help elect Trump, warns prof involved in ’68 Columbia takeover
https://thehill.com/video/anti-israel-protests-could-help-elect-trump-warns-prof-involved-in-68-columbia-takeover/9652192/

YAHOO
— Trump awarded 36 million more Trump Media shares worth $1.8 billion after hitting price benchmarks
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-awarded-36-million-more-140100955.html

MSN
— Trump says he won’t stand for ‘definite anti-white feeling’ in US
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-says-he-won-t-stand-for-definite-anti-white-feeling-in-us/ss-AA1nYtbL
— Add physical fitness section to the SAT, Ramaswamy says – Julia Mueller (COMMENT: I have not been able to run since grade school because I have a bone disease. My vision has never been correctable to 20/20. I have always had partial red/green color blindness.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/careersandeducation/add-physical-fitness-section-to-the-sat-ramaswamy-says/ar-AA1fWnyx

NEW YORK TIMES
— Police Clear Building at Columbia and Arrest Dozens of Protesters. Officers in riot gear removed demonstrators who had seized Hamilton Hall, a building with a history of student takeovers. Scores of other arrests were made on campuses across the country.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2024/04/30/nyregion/columbia-protests-college
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Biden is aiming increasingly personal and sarcastic jabs at Trump. From his rival’s hair to his maturity level, the president is no longer determined to stay above the fray.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/05/01/biden-personal-sarcastic-jabs-trump/

USA TODAY
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/04/30/marijuana-legalization-biden-trump-swing-states-election/73441091007/

NEWSWEEK
— UCLA Campus Protests Erupt Into Chaos
https://www.newsweek.com/ucla-campus-protests-erupt-chaos-lapd-palestinian-israel-1895913
— Videos Of Columbia University Raid Show NYPD Arrest Protesters
https://www.newsweek.com/pro-palestinian-protests-columbia-university-nypd-police-raid-arrests-1895879
— US Gives 100,000 Migrants Citizenship (COMMENT: Democrats control immigration. Democrats shout at migrants and everyone else that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.newsweek.com/citizens-migrants-naturalizations-asylum-refugee-1895749
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Refugees and asylees accounted for about one-ninth of all new U.S. citizens in fiscal 2023. A total of just over 100,000 migrants—71,100 asylees and 29,000 refugees—were part of the approximate total of 878,500 individuals who were naturalized and became U.S. citizens, according to data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Naturalization ceremonies in fiscal 2022 and 2023 comprised 24 percent of all naturalizations over the past decade, according to the data.)
— Where Is Barron Trump Going to College? Everything We Know
https://www.newsweek.com/barron-trump-college-plans-1896027

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Illegal Votes Are Stolen From Citizens. Liberals are intent on preventing states from verifying eligibility. – Brad Raffensperger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/illegal-votes-are-stolen-from-citizens-id-verification-georgia-b9adafa9
— Biden, Democrats Under Growing Pressure as College Protests Intensify. Headed into 2024 elections, Republicans see opening to paint Democrats as party of chaos and dysfunction. – Sabrina Siddiqui and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/education/biden-democrats-under-growing-pressure-as-college-protests-intensify-6561a2e9
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/biden-administration-wants-to-reclassify-marijuana-as-less-dangerous-drug-d6735b23
— America’s New Mob Rule. As on today’s college campuses, the left increasingly resorts to fomenting disorder to get its way. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campus-protests-mob-rule-columbia-palestine-israel-fe9be21d

NPR
— More Chinese asylum seekers are crossing the U.S. southern border
https://www.wypr.org/2024-04-30/more-chinese-asylum-seekers-are-crossing-the-u-s-southern-border

April 30, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

GOPUSA ILLINOIS

Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative.

Since the 1980s, those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) have always a) vehemently opposed direct election of IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members and b) rejected many, if not most, if not virtually all conservative principles.

The first meeting of the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee has been cancelled and I have been removed from the committee. It will be interesting to see who I am replaced with.

I was never provided with an agenda for the meeting and I was never provided with the names or phone numbers of the other 16 members. I was never provided with any rules or procedures that the committee would operate under.

When I am asked why I was removed from the committee, I will respond that it was because I advocate for direct election of IRP SCC members and because I advocate for conservative principles including E-Verify. Please let know what my critics/opponents say the reasons are.

Yesterday, those who have always vehemently opposed direct election of IRP SCC members had their operatives and their dupes rudely remove me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions committee by charging me with making a false statement in my April 25, 2024 GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter concerning that committee in 2016 (see below) and that I intended to “leak” inside committee information. That is a pretext. The real reason was that they knew that I have always advocated for direct election of IRP SCC members and that I would continue to advocate and vote for that.

In 2008, they removed Ron Smith from the IRP SCC because he had appointed me to the 2008 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions committee and because I advocated for and voted for direct election of IRP SCC members in 2008.

Further, they knew that I believe that the new IRP platform should focus on:

— Promoting personal responsibility, that is, opposing the promotion of dependency on government and charity,
— Promoting traditional marriage and family, that is, opposing the promotion of LGBTQ,
— Promoting right to life, that is, opposing the promotion of abortion,
— Promoting legal immigration, that is, opposing the promotion of illegal immigration,
— Promoting Second Amendment rights, that is, opposing diminishment of those rights,
— Promoting the avoidance of vice, that is, opposing the promotion of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, and
— Promoting equal opportunity, that is, opposing race and gender based preference giving, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.

Their charging me with making a false statement in one of my newsletters is extremely serious. it is slanderous. They demand that I remove the following from www.gopillinois.com : “Because of what happened at the 2016 IRP State Convention, I am very concerned that efforts are underway under the table to water down if not officially strike the planks in the IRP platform that promote personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration law enforcement, Second Amendment rights, discouragement of vices, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).” The aforesaid is my opinion and I stand by it. They falsely use my aforesaid opinion to falsely charge me with charging the 2024 committee members with being operatives/dupes for Pat Brady and/or Ryan Higgins.

Previously, those who have always vehemently opposed direct election of IRP SCC members had their operatives and their dupes:

— Try to stop me from attending DeSantis’ press conference in Elmhurst in 2023,
— End my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021,
— Gerrymander my precinct in 2015,
— End my chairmanship of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012,
— End my membership on the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011,
— End my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004,
— End my membership on the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee in 2007,
— Try to get ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006,
— End my bid to serve as MTRO treasurer in 2004, and
— End my membership on the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors in 2004.

If you were me, what would you do concerning the aforesaid? Should I write a book about those who oppose direct election the most? I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated by them, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one or their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrong doing, and/or f) who refuse or give them money. I would focus on those who reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration law enforcement, Second Amendment rights, discouragement of vices, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.

Again, when I am asked why I was removed from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions committee, I will respond that it was because I advocate for direct election of IRP SCC members and because I advocate for conservative principles including E-Verify. Again, please let know what my critics/opponents say the reasons are. – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

IBENDAHL ON POLITCS
— Party Pooh-Bahs owe Republicans an answer on State Convention rigging
https://ibendahlonpolitics.com/2024/04/29/party-pooh-bahs-owe-republicans-an-answer-on-state-convention-rigging/

WIREPOINTS
— Northwestern journalism prof Steven Thrasher tells pro-Palestinian demonstrators to reject objective reporting – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/death-to-facts-northwestern-journalism-prof-steven-thrasher-speaks-at-pro-palestinian-demonstration-rejecting-objective-reporting-wirepoints/
— Violent crime is up in Chicago…and released repeat offenders are likely involved
https://wirepoints.org/violent-crime-is-up-in-chicago-and-released-repeat-offenders-are-likely-involved-wirepoints-on-with-wjols-scott-slocum/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois one of the top states for gambling addiction – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_8a37826c-0653-11ef-aad8-97bec1a984dd.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Gaza-Supporting Students Targeting Biden
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/29/gaza-supporting-students-targeting-biden/
— Pace Pays $19,000 to Wrap Bus
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/29/pace-pays-19000-to-wrap-bus/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACES CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OVER RELIGIOUS PRACTICES KEPT SECRET FROM PARENTS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-public-schools-faces-class-action-lawsuit-over-religious-practices-kept-secret-from-parents/
— CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION DEMANDS INCLUDE 45 DAYS OFF, 9 NEW WAYS TO TAKE OFF – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-teachers-union-demands-include-45-days-off-9-new-ways-to-take-off/
— CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS FACES CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OVER RELIGIOUS PRACTICES KEPT SECRET FROM PARENTS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-public-schools-faces-class-action-lawsuit-over-religious-practices-kept-secret-from-parents/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Florida-based Chicago Radio Host Dan Proft Calls Trump a “Tyrant” and “Dictator” in Bizarre Podcast Rant
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/04/florida-based-chicago-radio-host-dan-proft-calls-trump-a-tyrant-and-dictator-in-bizarre-podcast-rant.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: At secret meeting, right-wing radio host Dan Proft dangled $20 million to Darren Bailey’s governor run. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/29/at-secret-meeting-right-wing-radio-host-dangled-20-million-to-darren-baileys-governor-run/
— Students at University of Chicago set up protest encampment in solidarity with Gaza as movement grows – ZAREEN SYED, ALYSA GUFFEY, OLIVIA OLANDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/29/university-of-chicago-gaza-encampment/
— Northwestern University reaches agreement with protesters – STACY ST. CLAIR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/29/northwestern-university-reaches-agreement-with-protesters/
— At the funeral of a fallen officer such as Luis Huesca, his family sets the rules. Politicians have no standing. – Editorial
https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-funeral-fallen-officer-luis-201500118.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— University of Chicago students set up pro-Palestinian encampment on campus as protests spread. Hundreds of University of Chicago students set up an encampment in the Main Quadrangle on Monday, joining groups on over 100 university campuses nationwide in support of Palestinians. – Jessica Ma and Isabel Funk
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/04/29/university-of-chicago-protest-camp-palestine-israel-hamas
— Northwestern protests, encampments bring back dizzying memories. Déjà vu is a heck of a thing. Whether it’s 1970 or 2024, war weighs heavily on campuses — and on athletes. – Rick Telander (COMMENT: I remember the Vietnam War protests at NIU while I was a student there in 1969 and 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/04/30/northwestern-protests-encampments-israel-gaza-university
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Abruptly, I was carried back to the spring of 1970. The same spot. I was a junior football player, and the Vietnam War raged. Deering Meadow — make that all of campus, up and down Sheridan Road, from the Chicago Avenue intersection on the south to Lincoln Avenue on the north — had been taken over by student anti-war demonstrators.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Proft and Bailey feud underlined illegal campaign coordination, lawyers argue – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/proft-super-pac-comes-under-fire-attorneys#/

ABC7
— Family of fallen Chicago police officer asked mayor not to attend his funeral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDKSkyMcPgs
— Deadline passes for protestors to leave Columbia University encampment or face suspension
https://abc7chicago.com/columbia-university-protests-president-says-school-will-not-divest-from-israel–demonstrators-face-suspension/14742800/

NBC5
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson not attending funeral for Officer Luis Huesca
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-not-attending-funeral-for-officer-luis-huesca/3423177/

CBS2
— Northwestern University announces agreement with pro-Palestinian protesters – Adam Harrington
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/northwestern-university-agreement-pro-palestinian-protesters/
— Pro-Palestinian tent encampment comes to University of Chicago – Andrew Ramos, Adam Harrington
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/pro-palestinian-tent-encampment-university-of-chicago/
— Proposed Illinois law would do away with RTA, merge transit agencies. A unified public transit system, state lawmakers and other stakeholders said Monday, would be more sustainable, reliable and safe. – Tara Molina
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/proposed-illinois-law-would-do-away-with-rta-merge-transit-agencies/
— DuPage County State’s Attorney pledges to fix system after suburban murder-suicide
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/dupage-county-states-attorney-pledges-to-fix-system-after-suburban-murder-suicide/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y_JmhNOcyg

FOX32
— Chicago parents express concern over planned student walkouts to protest Gaza war – PARIS SCHUTZ
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-student-walkouts-protest-gaza-war
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1448489
https://www.aol.com/news/chicago-parents-express-concern-over-022510172.html
— ‘Antisemitism is everywhere’: Chicago student walkouts over Gaza war spark parental concerns (COMMENT: Many of my Democrat GAO Chicago office coworkers were antisemites. Because they did not want to work for the Jewish leader of the group that audited federal financial regulars, I was able to get assigned to that group.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuKTFYakBY4

WTTW
— Efforts to Add Abortion Protections to the Illinois Constitution Cool as Election-Year Focus Turns to Other States – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/04/29/efforts-add-abortion-protections-illinois-constitution-cool-election-year-focus-turns
— Illinois Election Officials to Decide If Darren Bailey and GOP Operative Dan Proft Illegally Coordinated During 2022 Campaign – Andrew Adams
https://news.wttw.com/2024/04/29/illinois-election-officials-decide-if-darren-bailey-and-gop-operative-dan-proft-illegally

WBEZ
— University of Chicago students set up pro-Palestinian encampment on campus as protests spread. Hundreds of University of Chicago students set up an encampment in the Main Quadrangle on Monday, joining groups on over 100 university campuses nationwide in support of Palestinians. – Jessica Ma
https://www.wbez.org/stories/university-of-chicago-students-set-up-pro-palestinian-encampment-on-campus-as-protests-spread/25063181-4e57-49af-8878-1a35b5711b79
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/best-chicago-gay-bars-queer-clubs/0aab0862-bed7-440a-93c8-e374885155d8

WGN RADIO
— Housing affordability is ever changing – Michael DeLeonardis, Ashley Bihun (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, in September of 1972, when I was single and 24 years old, my $66,942/year IRS salary in today’s dollars and my part-time Firestone Store salary enabled me to buy a new town home in University Park. In October of 1971, my $54,728/year IRS salary in today’s dollars and my part-time Firestone salary enabled me to buy a new 1972 Corvette. In addition, starting in January of 1972, my IRS salary enabled me to pay for tuition and books for graduate evening business courses at Loyola.)
https://wgnradio.com/home-sweet-home-chicago/video-home-sweet-home-chicago/housing-afforddability-is-ever-changing/

CHICAGO MAROON
— LIVE UPDATES: Pro-Palestine Encampment on Quad. Follow along as events unfold during UChicago United for Palestine’s encampment on the quad.
https://chicagomaroon.com/42199/news/live-updates-pro-palestine-encampment-on-quad/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Dan Brady announces candidacy for Bloomington mayor
https://pantagraph.com/news/local/government-politics/dan-brady-announces-candidacy-for-bloomington-mayor/article_ec491c62-0640-11ef-bf35-2fc59a5771bc.html

WGLT
— Former state Rep. Dan Brady to run for Bloomington mayor – Lyndsay Jones, Charlie Schlenker
https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2024-04-29/former-state-rep-dan-brady-to-run-for-bloomington-mayor

WCIA
— Illinois Race Weekend pushes forward while protests continue at U of I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=118be_BDMfg

WSIU
— IRS considers its free Direct File test program a success (COMMENT: What if Direct File had been available in 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and 1978 and I had used it? I fully expect that IRS would have allowed my education deductions each of those years. But even without Direct File, IRS knew that I had deducted my education expenses each of those years. But in 1978, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed all those deductions.)
https://www.wsiu.org/2024-04-30/the-irs-considers-its-free-direct-file-test-program-a-success

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump ahead of Biden in seven key swing states – Jeremy Tanner
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/new-poll-shows-trump-ahead-of-biden-in-seven-key-swing-states/
— Trump and DeSantis meet to make peace and discuss fundraising for the former president’s campaign – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-and-desantis-meet-to-bury-the-hatchet/
— How successful has your church been promoting LGBTQ?
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-united-methodists-prepare-for-votes-on-lifting-lgbtq-bans-and-other-issues-at-general-conference/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois lawmakers returning to Springfield – Michelle Eccles
https://www.nprillinois.org/news/2024-04-30/illinois-lawmakers-returning-to-springfield
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nprillinois.org/health-harvest/2024-04-29/immigrant-advocates-tout-new-report-showing-benefits-of-state-funded-health-plans

DARIEN PATCH
— ‘Racist Nazi!’: Outburst At Hinsdale D86 Meeting. It was the only such moment during an unusually tense three-hour school board meeting. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/darien-il/racist-nazi-outburst-hinsdale-d86-meeting

WHEATON PATCH
— U.S. News & World Report recently unveiled its 2024 roundup of the Best High Schools in Illinois, with Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South both making the list. Of the 724 high schools in Illinois that were evaluated, Wheaton North ranked 46th and Wheaton Warrenville South ranked 65th. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/wheaton-schools-rank-among-states-best-u-s-news-world-report

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/04/30/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-279/
— Isabel’s afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/04/29/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-79/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden campaign believes Haley fans open to its overtures – Jennifer Harper (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that sooner or later, all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who claim to be Republican will come out as Democrats.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/29/inside-beltway-biden-campaign-believes-nikki-haley/
— Americans say Biden’s border chaos is an invasion; federal judges say it’s not – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/29/americans-say-joe-bidens-border-chaos-is-invasion-/
— Lawless confederates against Trump. The real threat to democracy. – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/29/lawless-confederates-against-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Pro-Palestine’ college protesters are the epitome of entitlement. – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2983378/pro-palestine-college-protesters-are-the-epitome-of-entitlement/
— George Washington University students topple barricades in action police call ‘egregious violation’ of trust – Annabella Rosciglione
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/2982739/george-washington-university-students-topple-barricades-police-violation-trust/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Columbia Students Storm University Building and Hoist Banner Calling for ‘Intifada’ President Shafik shuts down campus ‘effective immediately,’ with only those who live in campus buildings allowed to enter. – Jessica Costescu
https://freebeacon.com/campus/columbia-students-storm-university-building-and-hoist-banner-calling-for-intifada/

NEW YORK POST
— Four out of five Americans favor Israel over Hamas – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/04/29/us-news/four-out-of-five-americans-favor-israel-over-hamas-most-back-rafah-operation-poll/
— Anti-Israel college students want to spew hate with ‘amnesty’ – David Harsanyi
https://nypost.com/2024/04/29/opinion/anti-israel-college-students-want-to-spew-hate-with-amnesty/
— How the left’s disdain for nationalism is fueling its hostility toward Israel – Daniel McCarthy
https://nypost.com/2024/04/29/opinion/how-the-lefts-disdain-for-nationalism-is-fueling-its-hostility-toward-israel/

AMAC
— Legalizing Illegal Voting – Low-Integrity Democrats – Robert B. Charles
https://amac.us/newsline/society/legalizing-illegal-voting-low-integrity-democrats/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— DEI Was Never About Profitability – Christopher Brunet
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dei-was-never-about-profitability/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— LGBTQ crowd wants city council to break state law – Charlie Butts
https://afn.net/medical-health/2024/04/29/lgbtq-crowd-wants-city-council-to-break-state-law/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illegals fly free–and secretly – Mike McDaniel
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/04/illegals_fly_free_and_secretly.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Dems’ ‘free pass’ to minorities is over, brace for the BIG SHIFT says Black DEI-denouncing lawmaker – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/04/29/dems-free-pass-to-minorities-is-over-brace-for-the-big-shift-says-black-dei-denouncing-lawmaker-1455828/

BLAZE
— NYC converts boutique hotel into emergency shelter for illegal migrants – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/nyc-converts-boutique-hotel-into-emergency-shelter-for-illegal-migrants

BREITBART
— Experts Urge Congress to Stop Joe Biden from Allowing ‘Unvetted’ Migrants to Board U.S. Flights – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: How soon will America suffer another 9/11?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/29/experts-urge-congress-to-stop-joe-biden-from-allowing-unvetted-migrants-to-board-u-s-flights/
— Sanctuary City Chicago: Police Made More Than 1,000 Arrests of Venezuelan Migrants in 2024 So Far – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/04/29/sanctuary-city-chicago-police-made-more-than-1000-arrests-of-venezuelan-migrants-in-2024-so-far/

DAILY CALLER
— Most Americans Support Using The Military To Conduct Mass Deportations Of Illegal Immigrants
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/29/americans-support-military-deportations/
— Pentagon Says It Can’t Calculate Diversity Training Costs Because Congress Defunded DEI Offices
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/29/exclusive-pentagon-says-it-cant-calculate-diversity-training-costs-because-congress-defunded-dei-offices/

FEDERALIST
— Republican Weakness Taught Democrats Power Works Better Than Persuasion – NATHANAEL BLAKE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/04/30/republican-weakness-taught-democrats-power-works-better-than-persuasion/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Being Overwhelmed by Illegal Immigration is a Choice – Ira Mehlman
https://www.fairus.org/news/state-and-local/being-overwhelmed-illegal-immigration-choice
— Kansas City Mayor Invites Illegal Aliens to Fill Jobs – Hannah Davis
https://www.fairus.org/news/state-and-local/kansas-city-mayor-invites-illegal-aliens-fill-jobs
— Biden Looks to use Parole-in-Place to Grant Backdoor Amnesty to More than a Million Illegal Aliens – Joe Chatham
https://www.fairus.org/news/executive/biden-looks-use-parole-place-grant-backdoor-amnesty-more-million-illegal-aliens

FOX NEWS
— Immigration changes pushed by Democrats have irrevocably changed America. Top Democrats like Bill Clinton became more supportive of immigration changes when they saw how America was impacted. – Jeremy Carl
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/immigration-changes-pushed-democrats-have-irrevocably-changed-america

NATIONAL REVIEW
— There’s Boundless Cruelty to the Antisemitic College Encampments – KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/04/theres-boundless-cruelty-to-the-antisemitic-college-encampments/
— Princeton Faculty Demand University Reinstate Arrested Anti-Israel Grad Students – ABIGAIL ANTHONY
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/princeton-faculty-demand-university-reinstate-arrested-anti-israel-grad-students/

NEW AMERICAN
— The Dishonest War on the Term ‘Illegal Alien’ – Dale Wilcox
https://thenewamerican.com/opinion/the-dishonest-war-on-the-term-illegal-alien/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CBS NEWS
— Trump is suing ABC News and George Stephanopoulos for defamation. Here’s what to know about his claim. – Graham Kates, Katrina Kaufman (COMMENT I should sue for defamation my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have made false statements of fact in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-suing-abc-news-george-stephanopoulos-defamation/

WASHINGTON POST
— Columbia students occupy university building as tensions rise on campuses – Niha Masih
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2024/04/30/columbia-university-protests-palestine-news/

USA TODAY
— The claim: Wisconsin offers a free ID card that ‘lets illegals vote’ – Nate Trela
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2024/04/29/wisconsin-voter-id-undocumented-immigrants-fact-check/73418812007/
— Most student loan borrowers have delayed major life events due to debt – Gabe Hauari (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, because I worked my way through college, I was able to a) graduate debt-free from NIU in when I was 21 in August of 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE, b) buy a new 1972 Corvette in October of 1971, c) pay for tuition and books for graduate evening business courses at Loyola starting in January of 1972 and for graduate evening accounting courses at DePaul starting in 1976, d) buy a new town home in University Park in September of 1972, e) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in July of 1974, f) trade that condo into the building’s developer for a one bedroom condo in July of 1976, g) get married in April of 1978, h) buy a home in Wheaton and two new cars in April of 1978, i) etc.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/04/18/student-loan-debt-life-event-gallup-poll/73367030007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Nikki Haley’s Supporters Mean for Trump’s Chances in November. Haley primary voters could play outsize role in swing-state contests. – Anthony DeBarros, Danny Dougherty, and John McCormick (COMMENT: Who speaks for the Haley voters in your congressional district, your county, your township, and your municipality?)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/nikki-haley-primary-voters-donald-trump-support-election-82666934?page=1
— The ‘Genocide Joe’ Protesters and the Democratic National Convention. Biden may be in for a rerun of 1968, with a ruinous Democratic Chicago convention.
https://www.wsj.com/video/series/main-street-mcgurn/wsj-opinion-the-genocide-joe-protesters-and-the-democratic-national-convention/9E0D29F8-50FA-455D-9876-A99B2843FF61
— California’s Reparations Would Be Unconstitutional. Under Supreme Court precedent, racial handouts are strictly limited. – Hans Bader, Arlington, Va.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/california-reparations-slavery-unconstitutional-3aee362e

FORBES
— Are We Taking Illegals Into Our Military?’: Tuberville Questions Army Secretary Christine Wormuth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9hNpwG7z9I

FORBES
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasing use DEI to not hire Republicans, to not retain Republicans, and to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2024/04/29/affirming-your-commitment-to-dei-amid-a-backlash/

April 29, 2024

There is ever-increasing pressure to remove me from the 2024 Illinois Republican State Convention Party Platform and Resolutions Committee because I am the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. They do not want me to be an “insider.” They want to impose big restrictions on me. Any “leak” of committee information would be blamed on me. How should I react to that? See my comments and article at the end of this newsletter.

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— MAY 20, 2016 FLASHBACK: Illinois Republicans divided on same-sex marriage, abortion at party convention – RICK PEARSON (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, I will sue anyone who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I provided Pearson with any information let alone “inside” information for this article.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2016/05/20/illinois-republicans-divided-on-same-sex-marriage-abortion-at-party-convention/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tensions were on display between social moderates and conservatives Friday as the state GOP convention opened and Republicans sought to assemble a new platform. Along a hallway at the Peoria Civic Center, a vendor sold hats, shirts, buttons and signs featuring the phrase “Make America Great Again,” along with images of the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, real estate baron and former reality TV star Donald Trump. Inside a cramped meeting hall, however, tensions were on display between social moderates and conservatives over same-sex marriage and abortion as they sought to put together a new platform. The two issues, long contentious in an internally divided state GOP, were at the forefront Friday at the opening of the Illinois Republicans’ every-four-years state convention, a prelude to the Republican National Convention in July. For the Illinois GOP, the November election presents a chance to build on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s 2014 victory, upend Democratic majorities in the legislature and re-elect U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk for a second term. Kirk, facing a difficult election fight against Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, has supported same-sex marriage. But as the state GOP’s platform committee sought to remove previous language defining marriage as between one man and one woman, committee members were heavily lobbied by social conservatives and members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation, including U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton. Following nearly three hours of discussion, the committee voted 10-7 with one abstention on new language that also recognizes “non-traditional families are worthy of the same respect and legal protections as traditional families.” But the committee’s approval does not avoid the prospect of a floor fight when it is presented to the full state convention Saturday. Conservative family advocates already were promising major opposition. Pat Brady, former state GOP chairman and a member of the panel, said it was time for the party to move beyond the issue after state laws and a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriage. “It’s a reflection of the committee of the reality of being too strident in not recognizing marriage beyond those with a man and a woman. And it’s an effort to appeal to younger people,” said Brady, whose support for same-sex marriage helped lead to an early end of his tenure as head of the state’s Republicans. Earlier in the day, conservatives on the platform committee pushed back against an effort to make the party’s plank against abortion more inclusive, rejecting language recognizing that some support the procedure in “limited circumstances.” “Why can’t we be more receptive to those who agree with most of our core principles?” asked Ryan Higgins, a platform committee member representing the northwest and west suburban 8th Congressional District. “It’s a beacon,” he said of the inclusive language. “C’mon over, we want you.” But Dave Carrabotta, a committee member from the north suburban 9th Congressional District, countered that language calling abortion allowable in certain, even unspecific circumstances (such as when rape, incest or the life or health of the mother is involved) would open the door to wider exceptions. “You give an eighth of an inch,” Carrabotta said, “the game is over.” Jan Klaas, a panel member from northwestern Illinois’ 16th District, argued against the language, saying the party’s duty wasn’t to attract votes but to do what was “right” by strongly opposing abortion. With the inclusive language deleted, the committee recommended restating a call for the Supreme Court’s landmark abortion-rights ruling Roe v. Wade be overturned, as well as provisions requiring hospital surgical standards at abortion clinics, which has been used in other states to limit availability of the procedure. Other parts of the proposed platform included provisions backing changes in workers’ compensation, civil liability damage award limits, term limits and making the drawing of legislative districts less political — all part of Rauner’s legislative agenda, which Democratic lawmakers have opposed during a stalemate that’s kept the state without a full budget for nearly 11 months. The proposed platform also presses the Democratic-led General Assembly to approve a “true balanced budget every year” and said its failure to do so jeopardizes the education of the state’s children. Beyond that, the platform includes calls for elected and appointed public officials to serve “honestly, ethically and with integrity,” urges passage of a voter identification law, and opposes Democratic efforts to enact a graduated-rate state income tax to replace Illinois’ current flat tax. Another committee, meanwhile, recommended a slate of 12 at-large delegates to join state Chairman Tim Schneider and the state’s two Republican National Committee members as delegates to the national nominating convention in Cleveland. Among the delegates selected was Todd Ricketts, of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs. If approved at the state convention on Saturday, Ricketts would be pledged to vote for Trump on a first ballot even though he was a major player in Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump super political action committee. Ricketts was an early backer of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s unsuccessful White House bid.)
— FRONT PAGE: 6 months after Illinois ended cash bail, jail populations are down as courts settle into new patterns – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/29/6-months-after-illinois-ended-cash-bail-jail-populations-are-down-as-courts-settle-into-new-patterns/
— Thornton Township residents gather to organize against Tiffany Henyard – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/28/thornton-township-residents-gather-to-organize-against-tiffany-henyard/
— COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push pot and LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/29/column-chicago-queer-owned-dispensary-sway-washington/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— MAY 21, 2016 FLASHBACK: Illinois Republican Party takes stance on marriage – Chris Kaergard (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, I will sue anyone who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I provided Kaergard with any information let alone “inside” information for this article.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/state/2016/05/21/illinois-republican-party-takes-stance/29174372007/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: PEORIA — Illinois Republicans will remain the party of “marriage between one man and one woman.” Meeting in Peoria, delegates to the state GOP convention voted overwhelmingly to retain a plank in their platform of guiding principles calling for that stance instead of a proposed change that touted the benefits of the traditional, nuclear family and First Amendment religious freedoms while declaring that diverse opinions were welcomed and “that non-traditional families are worthy of the same respect and legal protections as traditional families.” Though that proposed language change cleared the party’s platform committee 11-7 after a lengthy meeting Friday, opponents successfully sought a floor debate and vote on an issue by the full contingent of delegates at what was billed as the highest-attendance GOP convention in state history with 968 credentialed attendees. Supporters of the traditional-marriage status quo position argued their position represented a consensus of the party at its last convention in 2012, but also insisted that enshrining that position was critical to the party’s success at the ballot box. “Our platform distinguishes ourselves from the Democrats,” state Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, said in arguing that downstate members of the GOP needed such language to compete against the conservative Democrats they often face in elections. “We have to hold those seats and we have to pick up seats.” State Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, also told the audience that there was little support among rank-and-file Republicans for adjusting the language in the platform. “There’s no groundswell out there amongst Republicans to change the definition of marriage,” he said. “It’s a core Republican principle across the country.” Party chairman Tim Schneider had to twice call for calm and a respectful exchange of ideas as proponents of newer language were interrupted by jeers, boos and shouts of, “Go home!” however. But Ryan Higgins, the state’s central committeeman from the suburban 8th Congressional District, said that rejecting the proposed newer language also gutted the most requested addition to the platform, which would have emphasized the need for protections for religious liberty, and said that the recommended alterations were being misinterpreted. Elisha French of Galesburg agreed, noting that the issues in the debate over marriage have changed since 2012. He told the convention that, “The (battle) line has been moved while we have been talking.” Demetra DeMonte, the longtime Tazewell County GOP volunteer who was re-elected as one of two Illinois representatives to the Republican National Committee, applauded the final result. “I was very happy to vote for the amendment,” she said. “I thought it was necessary, and I’m pleased that it won overwhelming and is now part of our party platform.” The process the proposals for a marriage plank went through satisfied Mike Bigger, the Stark County resident who chaired the platform committee and serves as the state party’s secretary. “I thought (with) an issue that was that divisive, it was critical that it come to the floor and let the delegates actually vote,” he said. “I’ve never at a convention before seen that happen. The majority spoke and it was clear and resounding. We passed the right platform — the platform the party wanted — and I’m totally happy with it.” Schneider and a host of others throughout the afternoon in the Peoria Civic Center ballroom urged the crowd to unify behind GOP candidates in the fall — regardless of any intra-party disagreements — for the betterment of the party. “United, the possible is possible. Divided, the possible is impossible,” Schneider said. Other speakers during the convention’s general assembly portion for all delegates included Gov. Bruce Rauner, state Comptroller Leslie Munger and U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, and Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, though all stuck to familiar themes they’ve invoked at other public appearances, often word for word. Many early speakers avoided referencing GOP presidential nominee-in-waiting Donald Trump by name, until DeMonte predicted his victory in the fall and drew cheers, chants and waving signs from some members of the crowd.)
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/politics/state/2024/04/29/how-abortion-views-could-impact-elections-in-illinois-in-2024/73206862007/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— MAY 21, 2016 FLASHBACK: Republicans Hold State Party Convention in Peoria – Matt Witkos (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, I will sue anyone who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I provided Witkos with any information let alone “inside” information for this article.)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/republicans-hold-state-party-convention-in-peoria-05-22-2016-013738105
(FROM THE ARTICLE: PEORIA, ILL (WICS)—Republican leaders and delegates have come together to discuss their strategy for this year’s general election. Governor Bruce Rauner getting nearly 1000 people on their feet when he addressed the Illinois Republican Convention. “Now is the time come together. Now is the time to unite up and down the ticket,” said Governor Rauner. “This election cycle is critical we’ve got to pick up seats against Mike Madigan’s Democrats and the Chicago political machine,” he added. The republican leader not endorsing presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump. Still urging the crowd to vote Republican. “This is the year we take back the White House. We control Congress and we are going to restore the prosperity and pride of America. This is our year for republicans to come back into power,” said Governor Rauner. After the governor Congressmen’s Mike Bost and Darin LaHood got on stage. Bost putting a Trump sticker on in front of the crowd. “Donald Trump. Donald trump is so much better than Hillary Clinton,” said Bost. “We have a nominee and that’s Donald Trump and we have to support that nominee,” said LaHood. Tyler Falconburg and Susan Petty were there supporting Trump. “He’s little bit rash and rough around the edges but he does speak his mind and people do love that about him. “I look forward to working with all of them to get the man elected and take it in Illinois. The 41st Republican National Convention is July 18-21st in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first time the city has hosted since 1938.)

ABC7
— Israel supporters show up at pro-Palestinian encampment at Northwestern, resulting in standoff – Tre Ward
https://abc7chicago.com/northwestern-encampment-standoff-ensues-between-israel-supporters-pro-palestinian-demonstrators-calling-for-gaza-cease-fire/14740968/
— Chants of ‘shame on you’ greet guests at White House correspondents’ dinner shadowed by war in Gaza – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/white-house-correspondents-dinner-chants-of-shame-on-you-greet-guests-at-annual-event-shadowed-by-war-in-gaza/14739869/

CBS2
— Pro-Palestinian demonstrators, Israel supporters stand off on fourth day of protests at Northwestern University – Shardaa Gray
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/pro-palestinian-demonstrators-israel-supporters-stand-off-on-fourth-day-of-protests-at-northwestern-university/
— Carjackers hold woman unloading groceries at gunpoint, flee with vehicle (COMMENT: Chicago today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/carjacking-chicago-woman-unloading-groceries-north-albany/
— Chicago Police search for man who attempted to kidnap 15-year-old girl at bus stop – Beth Lawrence
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-police-search-attempted-kidnapping-bus-stop/

WGN9
— People in support of Israel counter-protest pro-Palestinian encampment at Northwestern University – Andrea Medina, Andrew Smith
https://wgntv.com/israel-hamas-conflict/people-in-support-of-israel-counter-protest-pro-palestinian-encampment-at-northwestern-university/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Utah GOP opts to challenge incumbent state leaders with convention votes – BRIAN MULLAHY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/utah-gop-opts-to-challenge-incumbent-state-leaders-with-convention-votes-spencer-cox-donald-trump-mitt-romney-phil-lyman-republican-party-orrin-hatch-jason-walton-brad-wilson-jon-curtis-truth-social-maga-economy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A marathon Utah Republican Party convention finally ended close to midnight—six hours later than planned—and in the end, incumbents were left fighting more than sleep. State Rep. Phil Lyman soundly beat Gov. Spencer Cox in the GOP delegate vote, 68% to 32%, a margin that would have been enough to knock Cox out of the race altogether, had the governor’s campaign not collected more than 28,000 signatures to ensure his place on the primary ballot.)

SOUTHERN
— Trump and DeSantis meet to ‘bury the hatchet’ after 2024 primary fight – Rachel Scott, Will Steakin, and Hannah Demissie
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/04/29/trump-and-desantis-meet-to-bury-the-hatchet-after-2024-primary-fight-sources/

WSIL TV
— Trump and DeSantis meet in Miami for first conversation since Florida governor dropped out of GOP primary – CNN
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/trump-and-desantis-meet-in-miami-for-first-conversation-since-florida-governor-dropped-out-of/article_b8408d5c-faed-5578-9b39-2c4954fcf9d1.html

WAND TV
— Utah GOP picks Trump-backed mayor as nominee to replace Sen. Mitt Romney, but primary foes await – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/utah-gop-nominates-lyman-for-governors-race-but-incumbent-cox-still-seen-as-primary-favorite/article_aee9e5a2-5fd9-5524-8f18-82db4b809562.html

LAKE & MCHENRY SCANNER
— Chicago man accused of shattering window, stealing high-end car from dealership in Crystal Lake. (COMMENT: Crystal Lake today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.lakemchenryscanner.com/2024/04/28/chicago-man-accused-of-shattering-window-stealing-high-end-car-from-dealership-in-crystal-lake/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning Briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/04/29/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-278/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Traumatizing Chicago robberies, violent crimes at six-year high – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/traumatizing-chicago-robberies-violent-crimes-at-six-year-high-wirepoints/
— Floundering Illinois wind energy program blamed partly on (you guessed it) climate change – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/floundering-illinois-wind-energy-program-blamed-partly-on-you-guessed-it-climate-change-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— No end in sight to protests as Columbia lets deadline lapse, vows not to bring back police – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/28/no-end-sight-protests-columbia-lets-deadline-lapse/
— Some want to prevent a civil war, Democrats want to provoke it. All in the name of saving democracy. – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/28/some-want-to-prevent-civil-war-democrats-want-to-p/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden’s secret weapon for November: using federal agencies to ‘get out the vote’ FOR HIM – Tarren Bragdon (COMMENT: Virtually all federal employees are Democrats.)
https://nypost.com/2024/04/28/opinion/bidens-secret-weapon-for-november-using-federal-agencies-to-get-out-the-vote-for-hi/
— ‘Pro-Palestine’ protests really ARE seeking a ‘final solution’ – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/04/28/opinion/the-pro-palestine-protests-real-do-seek-a-final-solution/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Groupthink and its consequences in today’s academia – Tyler Asbell
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/04/groupthink_and_its_consequences_in_today_s_academia.html
— Women Forced to Compete Against Men? Just Say No! – Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/04/women_forced_to_compete_against_men_just_say_no.html

AMERICAN WIRE NEWS
— NYC hotel in trendy location quietly gets converted into migrant shelter – Chris Donaldson
https://americanwirenews.com/nyc-hotel-in-trendy-location-quietly-gets-converted-into-migrant-shelter/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Whites are having fewer and fewer and fewer children. Why is that?
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/04/28/elon-musk-throws-wrench-into-great-replacement-theory-pointing-to-glaring-problem-1455648/

BREITBART
— Biden’s DHS Keeps Detention Space Unfilled as Criminal Illegal Aliens End Up in American Communities – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/28/joe-bidens-dhs-keeps-detention-space-unfilled-criminal-illegal-aliens-end-up-american-communities/

DAILY CALLER
— DeSantis, Donald Trump Discuss Détente In Miami
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/28/ron-desantis-donald-trump-detente-miami-florida-washington-post/

DAILY SIGNAL
— 6 Reasons Chinese Nationals Are Illegally Crossing California’s Southern Border – Virginia Allen
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/04/28/6-reasons-chinese-nationals-illegally-crossing-californias-southern-border/

DAILY WIRE
— AOC Praises Columbia Protest Encampment After ‘Student Leader’ Said ‘Zionists Don’t Deserve To Live’ – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/aoc-praises-columbia-protest-encampment-after-student-leader-said-zionists-dont-deserve-to-live

EPOCH TIMES
— Drag Queen Leads Children in ‘Free Palestine’ Chant at Queer Storytime for Palestine. The drag queen is a Jewish Humanities Professor at the University of Arizona who has appeared on Saturday Night Live. – Alice Giordano
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/drag-queen-leads-children-in-free-palestine-chant-at-queer-storytime-for-palestine-5638702

FOX NEWS
— Trump, DeSantis meet privately for several hours in Miami. Meeting marks first time they have spoken since DeSantis ended presidential bid in January. – Paul Steinhauser, Greg Wehner
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-desantis-meet-privately-several-hours-miami
— Illegal migrants aren’t seeking asylum yet they’re welcomed in – Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) Issa joins ‘Fox News Live’ to discuss the migrant crisis’ impact on San Diego, California.
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6351941598112

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— ‘American Privacy Rights Act of 2024’ Sneaks In Quotas. In the name of preventing bias, APRA imposes quotas. And it imposes them everywhere. – Stewart Baker
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/04/apra-is-a-quota-bill/

TOWNHALL
— Rules for Republicans – Alan Joseph Bauer
https://townhall.com/columnists/alanjosephbauer/2024/04/29/rules-for-republicans-n2638329
— It Was Only a Matter of Time Before We Saw Something Like This at These Pro-Hamas Rallies – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/04/28/it-was-only-a-matter-of-time-before-we-saw-signs-like-this-at-these-pro-hamas-rallies-n2638380
— NYT Complains About Biden’s Lack of Interviews – Sarah Arnold |
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/04/28/nyt-issues-scathing-rebuke-over-bidens-lack-of-interviews-n2638373

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly promote more mass/illegal immigration.
https://thehill.com/opinion/4627011-biden-should-choose-legal-pathways-over-new-restrictions/
— Campus protests expose differences in red and blue America
https://nxslink.thehill.com/view/6230d8bab246d104952d7f0bkyav1.jar/e3081893

CNN
— Ford just reported a massive loss on every electric vehicle it sold – Chris Isidore
https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/24/business/ford-earnings-ev-losses/index.html

MSN
— New York state to study slavery reparations
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-york-state-to-study-slavery-reparations/ar-AA1lLeDq
— PwC now allowing White interns to apply with them again after DEI fiasco, conservatives blaming Democrats (COMMENT: Public accounting firms were not interested in me after I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old not only because I was “too old,” but because I was a White male. Because of the aforesaid, they ignored/dismissed/belittled the fact that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, that I had almost earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and that I had worked for IRS since 1971, the last 5 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year in today’s dollars.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/pwc-now-allowing-white-interns-to-apply-with-them-again-after-dei-fiasco-conservatives-blaming-democrats/ar-AA1naFwF

NEW YORK TIMES
— College Protests Over Gaza Deepen Democratic Rifts. Scenes of chaos unfolding on campuses across the country are stoking internal divisions and carry political risk as a major election year unfolds. – Katie Glueck
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/28/us/politics/college-protests-israel-democrats.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/28/us/politics/trump-trial-words.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/28/us/politics/earl-blumenauer-congress-marijuana.html

LOS ANGLES TIMES
— College protesters want ‘amnesty.’ At stake: Tuition, legal charges, grades and graduation – Jocelyn Gecker
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2024-04-28/college-protesters-want-amnesty-at-stake-tuition-legal-charges-grades-and-graduation

USA TODAY
— Anti-Americans and America-haters ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/04/28/migrant-bus-operation-in-mexico/73438134007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Journalists Have Inside Information. – Jared Diamond (COMMENT: Should I write a book about my critics/opponents who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have negligently/intentionally shared inside information in my GOPUSA newsletters? Better yet, should I sue them? I would focus on those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have negligently/intentionally shared inside information that I have gained as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, a delegate to the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Conventions, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, and a member of the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2008 and 2024. I would focus on my critics/opponents who have blamed me and have blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000 including Jim Ryan and Peter Roskam. Again, should I sue them?)
https://www.wsj.com/sports/journalists-inside-information-gambling-4e560bc6

LINKED IN
— What are the best practices for handling conflicts of interest in journalism? (COMMEMT: Full disclosure. Since I became the GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, I have always fully disclosed everything that might impact the decisions that I make to include and not include links to articles in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and any comments that I make on those articles. That includes that I am conservative, Republican, and a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999. That includes that I served as the Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2000-2004 and 2008-2010, a delegate to the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Conventions, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks 2005-2019, and a member of the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in 2008 in 2024. That includes my employment history, education, professional certifications, and professional license. That includes my demographics including that I am White, male, older (born in 1948), non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. Further, no one manipulates me or dominates me. I am no one’s operative or dupe. I do not glorify and praise people. I do not pander to people. I do not cover up their wrongdoing. I do not give them money.)
https://www.linkedin.com/advice/0/what-best-practices-handling-conflicts-interest-journalism
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. The first step is to identify any potential conflicts of interest that may affect your reporting. . .2. Disclose relevant conflicts The second step is to disclose any relevant conflicts of interest to your editors and audience. You should be honest and transparent about any factors that may affect your objectivity or integrity as a journalist. You should inform your editors of any potential conflicts before you start working on a story, and seek their guidance and approval on how to proceed. You should also inform your audience of any relevant conflicts in your story, either in a disclaimer, an acknowledgment, or a footnote. This way, you can show your respect and accountability to your readers and viewers.)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Comments for the next GOPUSA Illinois Editor – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

Politics is nasty/vicious. I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. Based on my experience doing that, my comments for the next GOPUSA Illinois Editor include:

— You will be blamed for all the defeats that Republican candidates in Illinois suffer and especially defeats suffered by candidates on ballots in your precinct.
— All your decisions to include or to not include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and all your comments on those articles will be criticized if not demonized, denigrated, and/or condemned.
— Ever-increasingly, distorted/misleading/false statements will be made about you and about your newsletters.
— Your motives and judgment will be ever-increasingly demonized, denigrated, and/or condemned.
— You will be expected to if not forced to be happily manipulated/dominated by, to glorify and praise, to pander to, to serve as an operative or dupe for, to cover up the wrongdoing of, and/or to give money to a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican party organization, your Republican township/ward party organization, and/or the candidates who they support in primary races and/or b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live.
— Those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live will ever-increasingly take more/bigger adverse actions against you.
— The more that you promote the following planks in the Republican Party platform, the faster that you will be destroyed: personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).
— You will be insulted/threatened/slandered/labeled for negligently/intentionally “spreading inside information.”
— All your accomplishments in life will be ignored/dismissed/belittled if not demonized, denigrated, and/or condemned.
— If you do not have a degree in journalism, that will be stressed.
— If you are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time, you will be ever-increasingly painted as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.
— Ever-increasingly, you will be “kept out of the loop” and your phone calls will not be taken or returned.
— Ever-increasingly, your critics/opponents will ever-increasingly discourage everyone from reading your newsletters.
— Because you are a messenger that brings bad news, you will be shot.
— Those who come to your defense will be destroyed.
— You and your reputation will be destroyed.

There is ever-increasing pressure to remove me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee because I am the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. They do not want me to be an “insider.” They want to impose big restrictions on me. Any “leak” of committee information would be blamed on me. How should I react to that?