August 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Teen vaping concerns rise along with reports of lung damage – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/health/teen-vaping-concerns-rise-along-with-reports-of-lung-damage-/5470839/

WGN TV
— Republicans test new ideas at Illinois State Fair as they plan to rebuild – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/15/republicans-test-new-ideas-at-illinois-state-fair-as-they-plan-to-rebuild/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville City Council next week to consider banning retail pot sales – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-city-council-agenda-recreational-pot-st-20190815-o7zhuhty3be7ldz724qg575mjy-sto
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says that Trump is “an avatar for Nazis.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-israel-omar-tlaib-tariffs-cuccinelli-week-in-review-huppke-20190816-hjfjiwe3z5dm3lhixiburriqky-story.html
— Illinois sues over new rule that could deny green cards to those on public aid: ‘It’s another attempt … to intimidate immigrants’ – ELVIA MALAGÓN (DIERSEN: The more public that you need/want, the more likely that you vote for Democrats.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-trump-rule-green-cards-public-aid-immigrants-20190816-iavlpvbuxrc2znikvctawzlqey-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: ‘It’s the racial stuff’: Illinois prison banned, removed books on black history and empowerment from inmate education program – Peter Nickeas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-prison-books-removed-inmate-education-20190815-6xlrmfwmovdxnbc3ohvsx6edgu-story.html
— DuPage County Board members spar over appointing tech firm CEO to RTA board – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-split-vote-rta-board-appointment-st-0818-20190814-t2v6v2hj3vgzvi7u36dn7v5zyu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot says she needs Springfield’s help to erase $1 billion-plus shortfall But the mayor still offered no specifics on the kind of help she will seek; it could include permission to raise the estate transfer tax, as well as allowing the city to tax professional services, including attorneys and accountants. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: Do you have a budget shortfall? Since 1997, in today’s dollars, I have had a $74,338/year budget shortfall. In today’s dollars, my GS-13 Step 10 GAO salary was $127,654/year. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $53,316/year, or only 42% of what my salary was.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/8/15/20807416/lightfoot-chicago-budget-deficit-taxes-illinois-state-legislature

DAILY HERALD
— The continuing need to defend our free press – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS together and sending them out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190816/editorial-the-continuing-need-to-defend-our-free-press
— Man charged with hate crime for attacking Hispanic biker – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190815/news/308159944/
— College committed to fair outcome for all – Frank Napolitano, Chairman of the Board, College of DuPage
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190816/college-committed-to-fair-outcome-for-all

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting religious people to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Christian-left-is-rising-in-America-appalled-14319103.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Scalise, GOP officials rally to build party – Bernard Schoenburg and Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190815/scalise-gop-officials-rally-to-build-party
— Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair
https://www.sj-r.com/photogallery/LS/20190815/NEWS/815009998/PH/1

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Health official: Vaping’s far from harmless, especially for teens – Debra Pressey 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/health-official-vaping-s-far-from-harmless-especially-for-teens/article_78f0dcda-05bb-53fc-a022-c7db7662d200.html

SOUTHERN
— Township consolidation law may be first of many government reduction efforts in Illinois – REBECCA ANZEL (DIERSEN: Of course, to turn township officials, township employees, voters in unincorporated areas, etc. against me, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I want township consolidation.)
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/township-consolidation-law-may-be-first-of-many-government-reduction/article_39c05ce3-77b3-5a36-b08c-91cdcbc2365d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Reps. Scalise, Davis talk gun policy at Illinois Republican Day – Nikki McGee
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/scalise-tells-illinois-gop-it-can-recover-by-rebuilding

RADIO IOWA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Rock Island medical pot provider ramps up for Illinois recreational use
https://www.radioiowa.com/2019/08/16/rock-island-medical-pot-provider-ramps-up-for-illinois-recreational-use/

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: City of Galena drafts ordinance for the sale of recreational marijuana – Maggie Wedlake
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/City-of-Galena-drafts-ordinance-for-the-sale-of-recreational-marijuana–545724661.html

EVANSTON NOW
— Panel seeks tax break for black homeowners – Bill Smith (DIERSEN: Do any of the 10 who are seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy favor something like this for Wheaton?)
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/equity/2019-08-16/82700/panel-seeks-tax-break-for-black-homeowners
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The resolution said the measures would help “remedy the city’s role in historical and institutional racism and discrimination.” The resolution adds that while much of the “wealth and opportunity gap” affecting black residents are tied to home loan redlining practices in parts of the 2nd and 5th Wards, the commission didn’t want to limit the reparations programs to residents in those neighborhoods. The panel ducked addressing issues regarding how the policies might be implemented, “acknowledging that additional research and data are necessary to create a fair and equitable process and determine the long-term sustainability of the funding sources.”)

DAILY LINE
— Ghosts of Trump, Rauner present as Illinois GOP vows to rebuild from ground up – Hannah Meisel 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/16/2019/ghosts-of-trump-rauner-present-as-illinois-gop-vows-to-rebuild-from-ground-up/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ISRA Director: Restrictive gun laws ‘make the bad guys’ job easier and safer’ – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512924766-isra-director-restrictive-gun-laws-make-the-bad-guys-job-easier-and-safer

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL SEN. DURBIN THREATENS THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/il-sen-durbin-threatens-the-us-supreme-court.html
— BIG GOVERNMENT, SHRINKING ECONOMY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/big-government-shrinking-economy.html
— ROSSI: THE HIGH PRICE OF BEING RAISED WITHOUT YOUR FATHER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/rossi-the-high-price-of-being-raised-without-your-father.html
— THE NET WORTH OF EVERY 2020 DEMOCRAT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE (DIERSEN: Should the 10 candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy be required to disclose their a) assets, b) liabilities, c) net worth, d) source and amounts of income, and e) expenses? What if they own pot stocks? What if they own stock in companies that employ illegals) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/the-net-worth-of-every-2020-democrat-presidential-candidate.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Conservative LGBTQ Republican group endorses Trump for reelection Log Cabin Republicans protest ‘radical left’ distortion of his policy – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: By definition, a group that promotes LGBTQ activity is not religious, conservative, or Republican.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/16/conservative-lgbtq-republican-group-endorses-donal/
— Democrats accused of fueling attacks on cops, ICE with incendiary political rhetoric – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/15/democrats-fuel-attacks-police-ice-incendiary-polit/

FOX NEWS
— Trump tells NH rallygoers ‘we have a bunch of socialists or communists to beat’ — as Dem rivals gather nearby – Gregg Re 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-new-hampshire-rally-dems-nearby

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Madcap Social Engineering – Daren M. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_lefts_madcap_social_engineering.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Trump’s Nationalist Report Card: A Solid C The president has done some things right and some things wrong, though whether voters will grade on a curve remains to be seen. – ROBERT W. MERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trumps-nationalist-report-card-a-solid-c/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Rips Democrats for Calling Supporters ‘Nazis’ – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if you do not hate Trump, Trump-haters will call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things, and especially if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/15/donald-trump-rips-democrats-for-calling-supporters-nazis/

FEDERALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you are discriminated against if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/16/anti-discrimination-policies-didnt-help-people-targeted-lgbt-identity-work/

NEWSMAX
— Cory Booker Proposes Office to Fight White Supremacy (DIERSEN: Of course, all the employees in this office would be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cory-booker-office-fight-white-supremacy/2019/08/15/id/928636/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Deception? CBS Omitted Clip of U.S. Attorney Pledging to Prosecute Employers of Illegals – Nicholas Fondacaro 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/08/15/deception-cbs-omitted-clip-us-attorney-pledging-prosecute

NOQ REPORT
— It’s time to punish businesses that employ illegal aliens – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/time-punish-businesses-employ-illegal-aliens/
— After ICE raids, Koch Foods has job fair, receives hundreds of applications – Kerry Marasco (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://noqreport.com/2019/08/15/ice-raids-koch-foods-job-fair-receives-hundreds-applications/

ONE NEWS NOW
— We complain, we console – then we cave By granting “unrestricted access” to a Chicago-area transgender student, a state agency has succumbed to what a family advocate calls a “trans-cultic assumption” that biological sex has no relevance when it comes to the issue of privacy. – Bob Kellogg 
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/08/15/we-complain-we-console-then-we-cave

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Thousands of Supporters Locked Out of Trump Rally as Hundreds of Empty Seats in New Hampshire Arena Went Unfilled – Kristinn Taylor
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/wth-thousands-locked-out-of-trump-rally-as-hundreds-of-empty-seats-in-new-hampshire-arena-went-unfilled/

THE HILL
— Trump seeks to project confidence on economy at New Hampshire rally – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457658-trump-seeks-to-project-confidence-on-economy-at-new-hampshire-rally
— Illinois man charged with hate crime after allegedly telling motorcyclist to ‘go back to your country,’ chasing him with ice pick – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/457614-illinois-man-charged-with-hate-crime-after-telling-motorcyclist

POLITICO
— Trump vows to revive ‘Pocahontas’ attack against Warren – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: My Milton Township Republican Central Committee and other critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attack me as being “too conservative.” But from I see, sooner or later, they will attack me as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. How should I respond?) 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/15/trump-pocahontas-warren-attack-1466075

NBC NEWS
— Trump in New Hampshire: ‘You have no choice but to vote for me’ In a week when bond markets flashed what has historically been a major recession warning, the president again argued that if he lost, the stock market would plummet. – Shannon Pettypiece
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-new-hampshire-you-have-no-choice-vote-me-n1043001

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mississippi Plants Knowingly Hired Undocumented Workers, ICE Says Affidavits unsealed in federal court after last week’s raids show that federal agents believe the companies “willfully and unlawfully” hired undocumented immigrants. – Mihir Zaveri and Christine Hauser
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/us/ice-raids-mississippi-plants.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/15/opinion/trump-economy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— At rally, Trump defends economic record amid worries of a downturn – Josh Dawsey, Colby Itkowitz and Laura Hughes (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-rally-trump-defends-economic-record-amid-worries-of-a-downturn/2019/08/15/75512678-bf7c-11e9-b873-63ace636af08_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/15/nearly-half-americans-say-trump-has-increased-threat-mass-shootings/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— FDR only allowed 1,000 refugees to escape Hitler’s Germany. My family was among them – DAVID MICHAELS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Trump-haters paint citizens of foreign countries as being Jews in Hitler’s Germany.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-15/oswego-jewish-refugees-henry-gibbins-roosevelt-america

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Any Economic Downturn Could Scramble Trump’s 2020 Strategy The president projects optimism about the economy and his re-election chances, but his advisers are watching markets closely – Andrew Restuccia and Rebecca Ballhaus (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/any-economic-downturn-could-scramble-trumps-2020-strategy-11565898073
— The Reach of Shootings in America Since 2017 when the U.S. experienced the deadliest mass shooting in its modern history, a network of victims and their families has grown – Vivien Ngo, Jim Oberman and Elisa Cho
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-reach-of-shootings-in-america-11565947800

FORBES
— The Net Worth Of Every 2020 Presidential Candidate – Dan Alexander (DIERSEN: Should the 10 candidates who want to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy be required to disclose their a) assets, b) liabilities, c) net worth, d) source and amounts of income, and e) expenses? What if they own pot stocks? What if they own stock in companies that employ illegals) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2019/08/14/heres-the-net-worth-of-every-2020-presidential-candidate/#33a3d13a37c5

FRESNO BEE
— Fresno Unified board censures Terry Slatic amid rising legal costs, pleas for recall – ASHLEIGH PANOO (DIERSEN: Instead of following its bylaws concerning censure, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) censures MTRCC members a) by giving the microphone to MTRCC members to make vicious false accusations against MTRCC members at MTRCC meetings and b) denying censured MTRCC members the opportunity to respond. That happened again at MTRCC’s August 14, 2019 meeting.)
https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article233549787.html

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Overland Park limits what public can bring up at its meetings. Residents want change – SARAH RITTER (DIERSEN: Those who run Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) meetings a) give the microphone to nasty MTRCC members who make vicious false accusations against me and b) refuse to give me the microphone to defend myself.)
https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article233957927.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fifth Ward Councilman Faris Farassati is spearheading the effort to implement what he calls an “open microphone” period at City Council and committee meetings.)

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why 90% of Democrats think Trump is racist while 90% of Republicans think he’s not.”
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-donald-trump-racism-dog-whistles-democrats-republicans-20190815-swpjtxdadjapbgxufrpvmixfs4-story.html

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— IRS budget cuts cost $34.3B in lost revenue from big business – Michael Cohn (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-budget-cuts-mean-34-3b-in-lost-revenue-from-big-business

LAWYERS
— Marijuana Laws Affect Employees And Employers – Sidney L. Gold
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/marijuana-laws-affect-employees-and-employers-56804/

ATLANTIC
— Trump’s ‘Invasion’ Was a Corporate Recruitment Drive Last week’s raid was a case study in how an industry with a history of defying the law has managed to shift the blame onto workers. – Eric Schlosser (DIERSEN: RINOs want cheap labor. RINOs dominate the Republican Party. If Trump imposed E-Verify, RINOs would immediately end Trump’s presidency.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/trumps-invasion-was-a-corporate-recruitment-drive/596230/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who hate Whites and those who hate America promote hatred against Whites and against America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/16/us-mexico-border-hispanic-invasion-latinx-history

August 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No welcome wagon for Blago: Top Illinois pols unhappy with Trump clemency talk “President Trump has some pretty important things that he ought to be dealing with, not the least of which is the mindless killings over the last week and gun safety. I wish he focused on that,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters at the Illinois State Fair. “Governor Blagojevich should remain in prison.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792123/rod-blagojevich-clemency-illinois-politicians-not-happy
— Illinois Senate prez says indicted Sen. Thomas Cullerton is still ‘a valued member of the caucus and a friend of mine’ The Villa Park Democrat has raised about $30,000 in campaign contributions since the first news report, in April, that he was under investigation, records show. – Robert Herguth
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20792072/thomas-cullerton-illinois-senate-president-campaign-contributions-finance-james-deleo-al-ronan
— How a Waukegan truck stop became a gambling gold mine — the latest installment in ‘The Bad Bet’ The owners of one of Illinois’ largest video slot and poker companies are behind efforts to influence city politics, expand gambling and build a casino near land they control. – Jason Grotto
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20759426/video-gambling-waukegan-truck-stop-thorntons-michael-bond-andrew-hochberg-bad-bet

DAILY HERALD
— Voter leagues helping DuPage clerk prepare for potentially historic turnout in 2020 – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/voter-leagues-helping-dupage-clerk-prepare-for-potentially-historic-turnout-in-2020–
— Palatine village council to vote on video gambling Monday
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/palatine-village-council-to-vote-on-video-gambling-monday
— GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190808/news/308089897/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Blagojevich clemency would turn rule of law on its head A presidential pardon or merely a commutation, if either occurs, would cause significant if unpredictable political damage to both Democrats and Republicans here. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/blagojevich-clemency-would-turn-rule-law-its-head

WTTW
— Nearly 2 Billion Opioid Pills Supplied to Illinois Over 7 Years – Kristen Thometz 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/08/08/nearly-2-billion-opioid-pills-supplied-illinois-over-7-years

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Sugar Grove officials not likely to allow marijuana sales in village Topic debated at Aug. 6 village meeting – MEGANN HORSTEAD
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/07/sugar-grove-officials-not-likely-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-village/abibber/

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/state_news/illinois-leaders-keep-blagojevich-in-prison/article_f2bf908f-2607-5d92-bcc8-bb146d4c4e8c.html

FOX NEWS
— Adam Kinzinger: ‘Serious movement’ brewing to overturn entire Second Amendment – Nick Givas
https://www.foxnews.com/media/second-amendment-red-flag-laws-mass-shootings
— McConnell says Senate will consider gun background checks – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/mcconnell-says-senate-will-consider-gun-background-checks

GOPUSA
— How does a mayor (Lightfoot) defend 7 killings and 52 wounded? By attacking a Trump.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73948

CNS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Cory Booker continues to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/cory-booker-trump-administration-continuing-terrorize-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Trump Haters Cover Up Years of His Unifying, Anti-Racist Rhetoric – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/trump-unifying-rhetoric/2019/08/08/id/927925/

FEDERALIST
— Shootings Are Not About Gun Control Or White Supremacy. Just Ask Chicago The real issue at the heart of these mass shootings lies with the pain the men who commit these acts are feeling. – Justin McClinton
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/08/shootings-not-gun-control-white-supremacy-just-ask-chicago/

PJ MEDIA
— NY Times Finds That All of Its Trump-Bashing Isn’t Working as Planned – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ny-times-finds-that-all-of-its-trump-bashing-isnt-working-as-planned/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Media finds way to up ante on Trump-is-Hitler stories – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
https://onenewsnow.com/media/2019/08/08/media-finds-way-to-up-ante-on-trump-is-hitler-stories

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/politics/beto-elizabeth-warren-trump-white-supremacist.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/07/bidens-big-speech/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-booker-attack-trump-and-racism-with-scathing-words–and-different-messages/2019/08/07/f7946a6e-b874-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote backlash against billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins over Trump fundraiser.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/billionaire-owner-of-soulcycle-miami-dolphins-endures-backlash-over-trump-fundraiser/2019/08/07/ce816790-b936-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think – Miranda Devine
https://nypost.com/2019/08/07/the-link-between-pot-and-mass-shootings-may-be-closer-than-we-think/

BLOOMBERG
— McConnell Greeted at Home by Protests, Pressure Over Gun Laws – Laura Litvan
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-08/-cool-customer-mcconnell-facing-protests-pressure-on-gun-laws

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/theres-blood-on-your-little-hands-trumps-visit-to-el-paso-energizes-his-opponents

JD SUPRA
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: America’s Growing Embrace of Cannabis
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/america-s-growing-embrace-of-cannabis-93136/

July 30 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will pot be sold at shops in your town come Jan. 1? Officials throughout Illinois have begun debating the issue – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-illinois-locals-decide-whether-to-allow-marijuana-businesses-20190730-hlis7euabffpnkmt6njgns3hum-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Northbrook board voices initial approval of first recreational cannabis business proposal – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/ct-nbs-recreational-cannabis-business-tl-0801-20190730-dqvatdicnfbg5ap7vrjv2o3nay-story.html
— Federal executions are resuming. Will state death penalty bans hold up? – SUSANNE DUMBLETON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-death-penalty-executions-20190730-27373wffi5drnpyvpoatbx4dwm-story.html
— Is nuclear power too radioactive for Democrats? – JONATHAN LESSER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-nuclear-energy-renwable-democrats-20190730-bvt7v4wfq5burcpjz5e4unqvue-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-baltimore-lightfoot-orkin-rats-elijah-cummings-20190730-btqqrgtp7vhdlbbbmo2b42ogeu-story.html
— President promises to loom over Democratic policy debates in Michigan — a state won by both Obama and Trump – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-democratic-presidential-candidates-debate-20190730-qhhd3rm4encx7fdlkais6hyqcu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Democratic Chairman Mike Madigan a power in party politics? Prove it, his lawyers say “Defendants dispute that Defendant Madigan uses the numerous roles he holds to influence Democrats at all levels of government,” Madigan’s lawyers wrote. “The evidence cited does not support this statement, nor does the record otherwise support a statement.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/30/20747565/illinois-democratic-chairman-mike-madigan-power-politics-prove-gonzalez-lawsuit

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage probation employees rally to demand higher pay – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190730/dupage-probation-employees-rally-to-demand-higher-pay
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They say those employees are “vastly underpaid” for their work. Probation officers are required to have a bachelor’s degree. Many who work for DuPage County have an advanced degree or other specialized credentials. The starting salary for a probation officer is $41,659 a year. The top annual salary is $59,562. However, McNamara said there are probation officers with more than 18 years of service who aren’t at the top of the pay scale. Nearly a third of the county’s probation employees have to work a second job to make ends meet, according to a union survey. McNamara said 44 employees have left in the last two years, many for other jobs with better-paid probation departments. “Why are you letting the taxpayers of DuPage pay to train (probation officers) only for them to leave?” she said. In addition to higher wages, the workers hope the new pact includes flexible scheduling.)
— Trump’s intelligence director pick Ratcliffe was born in Mount Prospect, grew up in Palatine – Charles Keeshan (DIERSEN: According to Senate Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ratcliffe is the “least qualified individual ever” for the position. What were your qualifications for the last promotion that you got? When GAO promoted me to GS-13 (currently $98,198/year) in 1986 when I was 38 years old, I had the following qualifications: almost 7 years of experience working for GAO, almost 9 years of experience working for IRS, licensed CPA since 1981, Certified Internal Auditor since 1981, master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, MBA from Loyola in 1976, bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, and Treasurer for the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter since 1983.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190730/trumps-intelligence-director-pick-ratcliffe-was-born-in-mount-prospect-grew-up-in-palatine
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190730/news/307309919/
— Suburban Republican John Curran files bill to ban ethylene oxide emissions – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190730/suburban-republican-files-bill-to-ban-ethylene-oxide-emissions-

ABC7
— Seesaw installation brings children together on both sides of the border (DIERSEN: Mexico has illegally sent many millions of its citizens illegally into America illegally. Mexico is illegally keeping many millions of it citizens in America illegally. Mexico has illegally sent many mountains of illegal drugs into America illegally.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/artists-install-seesaws-on-us-mexico-border/5430674/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The wall became a literal fulcrum for U.S. – Mexico relations and children and adults were connected in meaningful ways on both sides with the recognition that the actions that take place on one side have a direct consequence on the other side,” Rael said in an Instagram post.)

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Future of marijuana sales in O’Fallon is unclear as committee takes public input – LYNN VENHAUS (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/community/ofallon-progress/article233266445.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Legal marijuana requires adjustments for police and prosecutors Rock Island County state’s attorney preparing for new Illinois law – Jim Niedelman (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/legal-marijuana-requires-adjustments-for-police-and-prosecutors/

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— Kinzinger: U.S. Border Patrol agents need the public’s support Crisis takes emotional, physical toll on agents – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/07/30/kinzinger-u-s-border-patrol-agents-need-the-publics-support/amh9qze/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— ‘People want to live here’ – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: Why do people want to live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? People want to live in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County because of the safety and prosperity that people who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican provide there.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/07/26/people-want-to-live-here/a9macug/

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— Public Input Sought on Pot Sales in St. Charles A public discussion around whether to allow recreational cannabis sales in St. Charles will be on the agenda for the Aug. 5. (DIERSEN: Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT family friendly.)
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/public-input-sought-pot-sales-st-charles

CENTER SQUARE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s veto leaves door open for yet-to-surface Medicaid buy-in plan – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/gov-j-b-pritzker-s-veto-leaves-door-open-for/article_bdab4740-b311-11e9-970e-5b349679f14b.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Sanguinetti Criticizes Casten for Investment in Dirty Wood Burning Firm
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/30/sanguinetti-criticizes-casten-for-investment-in-dirty-wood-burning/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois GOP wants Speaker Madigan to answer for reports that harassment probe lacks merit – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512810890-illinois-gop-wants-speaker-madigan-to-answer-for-reports-that-harassment-probe-lacks-merit

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS NEWS
— In response to immigrations laws, Bailey says Pritzker ‘on a one-way ticket to destroy Illinois’ – Glenn Minnis
https://seillinoisnews.com/stories/512807316-in-response-to-immigrations-laws-bailey-says-pritzker-on-a-one-way-ticket-to-destroy-illinois

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis hosts first public forum in years
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/30/rodney-davis-hosts-first-public-forum-in-years/
— Bustos shakes up staff during DCCC turmoil
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/30/bustos-shakes-up-staff-during-dccc-turmoil/
— College aid “scam” uncovered here
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/30/college-aid-scam-uncovered-here/
— “There’s simply no evidence at this time that the ICC is in bed with ComEd” (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my ICC complaint against ComEd which dramatically improved the reliability of electric service for my precinct in Wheaton.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/30/theres-simply-no-evidence-at-this-time-that-the-icc-is-in-bed-with-comed/
— Pritzker admin say it may not apply to Sterigenics *** Sen. Curran files bill to ban ethylene oxide, wants special session
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/30/sen-curran-files-bill-to-ban-ethylene-oxide-wants-special-session/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— In new TV ad, Trump campaign says Democrats ‘all the same’ on health care for illegals – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/30/trump-campaign-new-tv-add-says-democrats-all-same-/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Fight Woke Capitalism by Eating at Chick-fil-A Conservatives must put our money where our mouths are and support businesses that share our values. – CASEY CHALK
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/fight-woke-capitalism-by-eating-at-chick-fil-a/

BREITBART
— TV Ad Demanding Nationwide Mandatory E-Verify to Air During Democrat Debate – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/30/watch-tv-ad-demanding-nationwide-mandatory-e-verify-to-air-during-democrat-debate/
— Elijah Cummings Blames Baltimore’s Problems on Trump and Racism – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/30/nolte-elijah-cummings-blames-baltimores-problems-on-trump-and-racism/
— Ocasio-Cortez Suggests GOP Uses Illegal Immigration to Hide Racism – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/30/ocasio-cortez-suggests-gop-uses-illegal-immigration-to-hide-racism/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Bad news, Democrats: American voters aren’t nearly as ‘woke’ as your primary field – Nate Madden 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/bad-news-democrats-american-voters-arent-nearly-woke-primary-field/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Baltimore And Other Rat-Infested Cities Run By Democrats In Crisis – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/baltimore-and-other-rat-infested-cities-run-by-democrats-in-crisis/

CNS NEWS
— Acting CBP Commissioner: Can’t ‘Efficiently’ Check Whether Illegals Have Criminal Record Back Home – Melanie Arter 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/acting-cbp-commissioner-cant-efficiently-check-whether-illegals-have

DAILY CALLER
— VA Delegate Who Heckled Trump For ‘Racism’ Has History Of Anti-Semitic Posts – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/30/virginia-delegate-trump-bigot-anti-semitism/

GOPUSA
— The price we’d pay for Rashida Tlaib’s idea of a $20 minimum wage (DIERSEN: When you were younger, if you could have gotten $20/hour in today’s dollars for jobs that not require any education or any work experience, would you still have earned a high school diploma, an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73310

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Embrace Racism To Protect Their Own – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/07/30/democrats-embrace-racism-to-protect-their-own-n2550777

NEWSMAX
— RNC Wants CNN to Ask Democrats Just 10 Questions 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/questions-democrat-presidential-debate/2019/07/30/id/926465/

NEWS BUSTERS
— CNN’s Cuomo Uses California Shooting as an Excuse to Slime Trump – Ryan Foley
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ryan-foley/2019/07/30/cnns-cuomo-uses-gilroy-shooting-excuse-attack-president-trump

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Criticizes Democrats’ Push for Open Borders Days After Supreme Court Ruling – JANITA KAN
https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-criticizes-democrats-push-for-open-borders-days-days-after-supreme-court-ruling_3022533.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Tucker Carlson: Democrats Didn’t Care About Baltimore Until Trump Tweeted – Tim Hains
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/30/tucker_calrson_democrats_didnt_care_about_baltimore_until_trump_tweeted.html

THE HILL
— Trump on being called a racist: ‘Everybody’s called a racist now’ – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters call everyone who does not call Trump a racist a racist.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/455424-trump-on-being-called-a-racist-everybodys-called-a-racist-now
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/455341-virginia-state-legislator-says-he-disrupted-trump-jamestown-speech

ROLL CALL
— Climate panel‘s Casten holds stake in wood-burning energy firm Renewable biomass energy company cited for water violations – Benjamin J. Hulac
http://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/climate-panels-casten-holds-stake-in-wood-burning-energy-firm

NBC NEWS
— After officiating gay wedding, Republican congressman gets ‘no confidence’ vote from local GOP The vote comes just two days after another GOP committee failed to censure Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., who said he was “happy to officiate” the wedding. – Tim Fitzsimons (DIERSEN: If you want to promote LGBTQ activity, you should be a Democrat, Libertarian, or Green.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/after-officiating-gay-wedding-republican-congressman-gets-no-confidence-vote-n1036386

CNN
— Two dozen House Democrats to head to the border this week – Ashley Killough
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/29/politics/house-democrats-visit-el-paso-border-facility/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/opinion/trumps-racist-attacks-democrats-2020.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/30/republicans-reactions-trumps-tweets-are-part-long-american-history-denying-racism/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-has-essentially-declared-a-race-war/2019/07/30/ad6ae554-b305-11e9-8949-5f36ff92706e_story.html
— New Jersey GOP county chair apologizes for sexist, anti-Muslim tweets – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/gop-county-chair-apologizes-for-sexist-anti-muslim-tweets/2019/07/30/26731278-b31a-11e9-acc8-1d847bacca73_story.html

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES
— New manager’s budget proposal calls for $128 million to fix Corpus Christi streets – Kathryn Cargo
https://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2019/07/30/budget-proposal-calls-128-million-fix-corpus-christi-streets/1856280001/

FORBES
— JUNE 7, 2018 FLASHBACK: Where Do You Want To Live For The Rest Of Your Life? 7 Questions To Ask – Bart Astor (DIERSEN: My wife and I want to live in our home at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton for the rest of our lives. Of course, that heightens our interest in who represents a) Wheaton’s West District on Wheaton’s City Council, b) Wheaton, c) Wheaton’s Park District, d) School District 200, e) College of DuPage, f) Milton Township, g) DuPage County’s 4th District on DuPage County’s Board and Forest Preserve, h) DuPage County, i) Illinois’ 42nd House District, j) Illinois’ 21st Senate District, k) the 6th Congressional District, and l) Illinois.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bartastor/2018/07/07/where-do-you-want-to-live-for-the-rest-of-your-life-7-questions-to-ask/

LGBTQ NATION
— Can people of color be racist? Trump is accusing Congressman Elijah Cummings and Rev Al Sharpton of being racist. Is that even possible? – Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/07/can-people-color-racist/

July 23 Morning Edition

WSPY NEWS
— Plano Resident Asks for Ban on Recreational Marijuana Sales – Mark Harrington (DIERSEN: When will the newspapers report that I asked the Wheaton City Council at its two most recent meetings to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton? When will the newspapers report that I asked the DuPage County Board at its most recent meeting to ban the sale of pot in unincorporated DuPage County?)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/plano-resident-asks-for-ban-on-recreational-marijuana-sales-state/article_592d952e-ad45-11e9-bd8b-171197124d1a.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sally Dreishmire asked for a ban in the city on the sale and use of recreational marijuana, now approved by Illinois law. She urged aldermen to study what she feels are problems in Colorado and Seattle. Plano Mayor Bob Hausler reassured her about the council’s direction to discuss sales.)

WSIL TV
— Local leaders have the choice to not have dispensaries (pot shops) in their county – Fahima Paghmani
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40821544/local-leaders-have-the-choice-to-not-have-dispensaries-in-their-county

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: First stepping stones laid out for sale of recreational cannabis in Peru – Jordan Havlik
http://www.newstrib.com/news/first-stepping-stones-laid-out-for-sale-of-recreational-cannabis/article_afb8eaa2-ad44-11e9-baa7-7b67a9e16c24.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Republicans and Democrats angry over internet memes posted by parties – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/illinois-republicans-and-democrats-angry-over-internet-memes-posted-by-parties
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Internet memes that’ve been posted by both parties on different partisan websites highlight something that I think most people in this state understand. Both political parties are run by a bunch of knuckleheads,” said Dan Proft, talk show host of AM-560 The Answer.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kankakee County Democrats post meme comparing Republican President Donald Trump’s red #MAGA hats to KKK hoods – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kankakee-county-democrats-post-meme-comparing-red-maga-hats-kkk-20190723-i4z4rb3uajap7lqyrgzspd7pxa-story.html
— Bannockburn, Riverwoods start to tackle possibility of recreational marijuana – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-riverwoods-bannockburn-marijuana-tl-0725-20190722-ajhqe5vmo5h2bbrgcg3p7oygha-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Is $15 an hour adequate to get by? – LOLLY BOWEAN (DIERSEN: If jobs that require little or no education should pay $15 or more an hour, should jobs that require a) a high school diploma pay $20 or more an hour, b) an associate degree pay $25 or more an hour, c) a bachelor’s degree pay $30 or more an hour, d) a master’s degree pay $35 or more an hour, and e) a professional certification or license pay $40 or more an hour? What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-minimum-wage-increase-sparks-conversation-20190723-mm6bttc3rngwplbduhvi4rh7km-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kankakee Democrats compare KKK hoods to ‘MAGA’ hats in Facebook post The post was deleted the same day that a state GOP group shared a bogus movie poster on its Facebook page that depicted four Democratic congresswomen of color as “The Jihad Squad.” – Sam Charles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/7/22/20706502/kankakee-democrats-compare-kkk-hoods-trump-maga-hats-facebook-post
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot sought to move Customs and Border Protection convention out of Chicago Immigrant rights groups and the mayor have been unsuccessful in getting the conference, which starts Tuesday at the Marriott, canceled or moved out of the city. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/22/20706083/chicago-immigration-marriott-hotels-border-patrol-convention-ice-lightfoot

NORTHWEST HERALD
— GOP lawmakers representing McHenry County react to “Jihad Squad” post – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/22/gop-lawmakers-representing-mchenry-county-react-to-jihad-squad-post/ai3fww4/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gun dealer: New Illinois law will ‘put a hammer’ on us – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190722/gun-dealer-new-illinois-law-will-put-hammer-on-us

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Popular opinion and its perils – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-popular-opinion-and-its-perils/article_d82f91a2-bc5b-56b1-82e1-d925de74e30a.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Democrat to challenge Shimkus but admits he doesn’t have ‘a chance in hell of winning’ – JOSEPH BUSTOS (DIERSEN: What are the reasons why you might not have a chance in hell of winning, that is, how bad are your demographics? My demographics are terrible: Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, union member for almost 12 years, federal employee for almost 30 years, federal retiree for more than 21 years, childless, pet-less, obese (BMI 31), American-nameplate car owner, and even worse things.) 
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article232976072.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Ives Announces Congressional Bid – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=287878#.XTcUTehKiM8
— Legislation Going Through Rules Process – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=287891#.XTcTDuhKiM8

KMOX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Missouri’s Largest Cannabis Expo’ is happening this week … in Illinois It’s not for smokers or on-site sellers of marijuana, either. – BRAD CHOAT
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/cannabis-industrial-marketplace-hosts-largest-missouri-weed-expo-illinois

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Calls to leaders of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association, which posted the racially tinged image, went unanswered. But a source close to the RCCA said the organization’s social media volunteer came across the “Jihad Squad” artwork on a pro-Trump Facebook page, thought it was funny, and posted it without approval. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who do not want me to serve as the webmaster for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, or the Illinois Republican Party. I should write a book about those who did not want me to serve as the webmaster for the MTRCC, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/07/23/lightfoot-torches-gop-post-as-repugnant-frank-talk-on-franken-a-shimkus-challenge-460708

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives plans events to discuss 6th CD candidacy – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512777139-ives-plans-events-to-discuss-6th-cd-candidacy

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans step up to denounce racist statement from one of their own (DIERSEN: Are you “one of their own?” One could argue that if you are a Republican Precinct Committeeman, you are NOT “one of their own” if you are NOT a) a township/ward/county party officer after 3 years as a committeeman, b) a township/ward/county party chairman after 6 years, c) an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) Member after 9 years, and d) an IRP SCC officer after 12 years. One could hint/imply/argue/shout that I am NOT “one of their own.” Even though I have been a member of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) since 1999, those who ran/run MTRCC have never asked me to serve as a chairman of a committee or as an officer. MTRCC rudely fired me as its webmaster in 2010 and 2004. When I ran for the open MTRCC Treasurer position in 2004, 69 voted for my opponent who went negative against me and only 13 voted for me. I should write a book about past and present MTRCC leaders, their operatives, and their dupes a) who discourage me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) who discourage MTRCC members and everyone else from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) who discourage Republicans from contributing to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks, d) who blame me for MTRCC’s problems, e) who blame me for their problems, f) who blame me for your problems, g) who blame me for my problems, h) who blame me for everyone’s problems, i) who blame me for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, j) who reject many if not most of the planks in the Republican Party platform and the Illinois Republican Party platform, and/or k) who talk and/or act like they have been promised by those who I have sued and/or by others a new home, a new car, lots of money, a sweetheart contract, a sweetheart job, favorable legislation, and/or lots more if they get rid of me.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/22/republicans-step-up-to-denounce-racist-statement-from-one-of-their-own/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Judicial Watch Files House Ethics Complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar Over Potential Immigration, Marriage, Tax, and Student Loan Fraud
https://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/omar-ethics-complaint-07-22-19/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats decry ‘poison of racism,’ urge NAACP to marshal black vote against Trump – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/22/democrats-urge-naacp-convention-marshal-black-vote/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Beto compares ‘send her back’ Trump rally chant to Nazism – Mike Brest 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/beto-likens-send-her-back-trump-rally-chant-to-nazism

BREITBART
— Chuck Schumer Caught Offering ‘Thumbs Up’ Emotional Support to Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Democrats see illegals as being their solders in their war against America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/22/chuck-schumer-caught-offering-thumbs-up-emotional-support-to-illegal-migrants/
— Tucker Carlson: Dems Repeatedly Say ‘No One Is Above the Law,’ Make Exception for Illegals – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/07/22/fncs-tucker-carlson-dems-repeatedly-say-no-one-is-above-the-law-make-exception-for-illegals/
— Barack Obama Wrote the Playbook on Political Division – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/22/pollak-barack-obama-wrote-playbook-on-political-division/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Hotels Caught In Immigration Debate, Must Decide Whether To House Migrants For ICE – Matt M. Miller
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/hotels-caught-in-immigration-debate-must-decide-whether-to-house-migrants-for-ice/
— Crenshaw On Border: Dems ‘Don’t Want Solutions,’ Just To Make Trump Seem ‘Evil’ – Jake Dima
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/crenshaw-on-border-dems-dont-want-solutions-just-to-make-trump-seem-evil/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— After 23 years, the Trump administration is implementing key immigration law – Daniel Horowitz ·
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/23-years-trump-administration-implementing-key-immigration-law/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats In Panic Mode As Party Reaches The ‘Most Left-Wing Position Possible’ On Immigration – Victor Davis Hanson
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/22/victor-davis-hanson-democrats-left-wing-immigration/

TOWNHALL
— Beto Compares Illegal Aliens In El Paso To Legal Immigrants At Ellis Island – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/07/22/beto-el-paso-could-be-the-ellis-island-of-today-n2550436

HOT AIR
— AOC: “All People Should Be Free” To Enter The US? – ED MORRISSEY (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrats and RINOs promise citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and/or to seek asylum in America? ANSWER: a) free housing, b) free food, c) free clothing, d) free health care, e) free education, f) free transportation, g) jobs, h) preference for those who minority, i) preference for those who are female, j) preference for those who are younger, k) the right to vote, and l) many more things.)
https://hotair.com/archives/ed-morrissey/2019/07/22/aoc-people-free-enter-us/

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record number of states considered marijuana legalization in 2019 – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/454167-record-number-of-states-considered-marijuana-legalization-in-2019

NEWSMAX
— Jews and Blacks for Trump – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/jexit-blexit-jews-blacks/2019/07/22/id/925453/

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: These Michigan Voters Show How Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Attack May Help Him – Stephanie Saul and Jeremy W. Peters

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/us/politics/trump-michigan-racism-2020.html
— Falling Trust in Government Makes It Harder to Solve Problems, Americans Say – Matt Stevens
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/us/politics/pew-trust-distrust-survey.html

WGAL
— Ageism is major roadblock for older job seekers People over 55 are largest pool of workers but have hardest time securing full-time jobs, interviews – Corinne Lillis (DIERSEN: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.wgal.com/article/ageism-is-major-roadblock-for-older-job-seekers/28380378

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Job One for Democrats: Winning Back Blue-Collar Votes – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: What percent of blue-collar voters want what the Democrat Party promotes: dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/job-one-for-democrats-winning-back-blue-collar-votes-11563806244

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Google settles a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit accusing the tech giant of age discrimination against potential applicants – Nick Bastone
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-settles-multi-million-dollar-age-discrimination-lawsuit-2019-7

THE WEEK
— Republicans are becoming more like Democrats. So why are Democrats so upset? – Damon Linker (DIERSEN: Beyond disgustingly, beyond tragically, ever-increasingly, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be Republican fail/refuse to defend/promote planks in the Republican Party platform, especially its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks.) 
https://theweek.com/articles/854135/republicans-are-becoming-more-like-democrats-why-are

July 9 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-francisca-lino-chicago-church-sanctuary-20190708-kquv63vklfez5h6yhwvjnl43qm-story.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURES: Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ property tax appeal under investigation after Tribune finds assessment problem
– Hal Dardick (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always wanted me to pay higher taxes. Of course, they have always wanted the assessed valuation of my home (https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/915-Cove-Ct-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447887_zpid/

and https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/915-Cove-Ct-60189/home/18126600) to be increased substantially. According to the Milton Township Assessor, it is worth $492,300.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-todd-ricketts-wilmette-property-taxes-20190709-c335ggdjvjbvposhwd3f77gwxa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190709/immigration-policy-contradicts-issues-of-faith

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Seven ideas to help Illinois stop kicking the can on state pensions
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/html-page/848701
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Laurence Msall wants Illinois to tax retirement income. What threshold does Msall want – $100,000, $75,000, $50,000, $25,000?
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/forum-ideas/consolidate-funds-and-tax-retirement-income
(FROM THE ARTICLE: To finally and decisively fix the problem, Illinois has no choice but to also eliminate unaffordable loopholes, such as its overly generous tax exemption on retirement income. Illinois is one of only three states with an income tax that exempts all retirement income from taxation. Low-income seniors in Illinois who cannot afford to stop working still pay state taxes on their income. Taxing retirement income in alignment with the federal tax code would increase equity and generate $2 billion to $3 billion annually for the state while protecting the most vulnerable seniors by exempting income under a certain threshold.)

BELOIT DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers unbelievably say “TEEN ODDS OF USING MARIJUANA DIP WITH RECREATIONAL USE LAWS.”
https://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20190708/AP/307089892

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois’ gaming expansion is law. When will we see sports betting, more video gambling? – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article232139537.html

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— Edwardsville officials ponder legal reefer impact on local laws – Charles Bolinger
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Edwardsville-officials-ponder-legal-reefer-impact-14080798.php

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Another golden parachute – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-another-golden-parachute/article_2e80f218-8b69-5511-9ae5-fcbc9ba5db3b.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Niles Public Safety Committee To Talk ‘Pot’ Legalization Police To Provide Committee Members Additional Information July 16 – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/niles-public-safety-committee-to-talk-pot-legalization/

WCIA
— Davis blames Pelosi for lack of women in GOP – Mark Maxwell (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage women to hate Republicans.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/capitol-news/davis-blames-pelosi-for-lack-of-women-in-gop/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Rodney Davis Avoids Taking Position On Citizenship Question, While Durbin Criticizes Trump – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/davis-avoids-taking-position-citizenship-question-while-durbin-criticizes-trump#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Former candidate for governor Robert Marshall challenging Durbin for U.S. Senator – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/former-candidate-for-governor-robert-marshall-challenging-durbin-for-u-s-senator/

CENTER SQUARE
— Batavia considering annexing nearby homeowners ahead of Census count – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-city-considering-annexing-nearby-homeowners-ahead-of-census-count/article_da9664da-9dd5-11e9-86f1-4beced0dc563.html

INTERCEPT
— SOCIALISTS ON CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL FIGHT FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS – Aída Chávez
https://theintercept.com/2019/07/08/socialism-conference-chicago-city-council/

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Skillicorn, GOP colleagues introduce Heartbeat Bill – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/512700347-skillicorn-gop-colleagues-introduce-heartbeat-bill

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— DOUBLING ILLINOIS’ GAS TAX, OTHER TAX HIKES WILL GO TO FUND MORE THAN $1.4 BILLION OF WASTE AND PORK – Adam Schuster and Bill Reveille
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/doubling-illinois-gas-tax-other-tax-hikes-will-go-to-fund-more-than-1-4-billion-of-waste-and-pork/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Harvard University poll: Voters get tough on illegal immigration – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/8/inside-the-beltway-poll-voters-get-tough-on-illega/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ted Cruz: Use money from ‘El Chapo’ drug empire to ‘build the wall’ – Dominick Mastrangelo (DIERSEN: What percent of those who want cheap pot from Mexico oppose the Wall – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ted-cruz-use-money-from-el-chapo-drug-empire-to-build-the-wall
— 2020 Dems promise a buffet of outrageous executive orders – Ryan Everson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2020-dems-promise-a-buffet-of-outrageous-executive-orders

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media Dredges Up Every Bad Thing It Can Think Of To Criticize July 4 Festivities – Brian McNicoll
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-dredges-up-every-bad-thing-it-can-think-of-to-criticize-july-4-festivities/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The White Supremacist Bogeyman – Julie Kelly
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/08/the-white-supremacist-bogeyman/

GOPUSA
— Army misses recruiting goal in booming economy (DIERSEN: What did/could limit your advancement in the military? For me, it would have been the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.gopusa.com/army-misses-recruiting-goal-in-booming-economy/
— Meghan McCain, women of ‘The View’ blame ‘straight sexism’ for smaller U.S. Women’s soccer payday
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72320

BLAZE
— Trump wants to ‘Make America White Again’ with census citizenship question, says Pelosi – Aaron Colen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats call Republicans White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage minorities to hate Republicans.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-wants-to-make-america-white-again-with-census-citizenship-question-says-pelosi
— Multiple females allegedly push, punch former college linebacker over his MAGA hat. He handles it like a gentleman – Dave Urbanski (DIERSEN: If you wore a MAGA hat in your neighborhood, what would the Trump-haters do to you? How would you respond?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/multiple-females-allegedly-push-punch-former-college-linebacker-over-his-maga-hat

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Why Do Democrats Hate? – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/why-do-democrats-hate/

TOWNHALL
— Illinois Could Soon Require Parental Permission For Minors To Donate Blood But Not Obtain An Abortion – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/07/08/illinois-could-soon-require-parental-permission-for-minors-to-donate-blood-but-not-an-abortion-n2549694
— The Democrats’ Open Border Campaign Strategy – Robert Knight
https://townhall.com/columnists/robertknight/2019/07/09/the-democrats-open-border-campaign-strategy-n2549683

DAILY CALLER
— Burgess Owens Says Democrats Should Be The Ones To Pay Reparations – CAITLIN MCFALL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/burgess-owens-says-democrats-should-be-the-ones-to-pay-reparations/
— Illegal Immigration Advocates Use Economic Warfare To Subvert Immigration Law – MATT O’BRIEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/08/brien-economic-warfare/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— QUESTIONS THE CANDIDATES MUST ANSWER And the one question that will expose those who actually hate you. – Michael Cutler
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274223/questions-candidates-must-answer-michael-cutler

NEWSMAX
— The Democrats’ Own Platform Will Be Their Undoing in 2020 – Michael Dorstewitz 
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/democrats-buttigieg-biden-radical/2019/07/08/id/923706/
— A Secure Border Is the Most Compassionate Immigration Solution – Lauren DeBellis Appell 
https://www.newsmax.com/laurendebellisappell/faith-border-security-refugees/2019/07/08/id/923729/

WORLD NET DAILY
— ARE DEMOCRATS CEDING THE CENTER TO TRUMP? The more the nation sees of the Democrats, the better The Donald looks – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/are-democrats-ceding-the-center-to-trump/

LIFE NEWS
— Illinois Abortion Activists Want to Enable Secret Abortions on Teens Without Their Parents Knowing – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/07/08/illinois-abortion-activists-want-to-enable-secret-abortions-on-teens-without-their-parents-knowing/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Medical establishment has betrayed children, parents with transgender insanity – Linda Harvey
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/medical-establishment-has-betrayed-children-parents-with-transgender-insanity

THE HILL
— Appeals court rules Trump can’t block people on Twitter – JACQUELINE THOMSEN (DIERSEN: I do not block anyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, including those who read the emails only to get information to destroy me. I should write a book about those who read the emails only to get information to destroy me.) 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/452160-appeals-court-rules-trump-cant-block-people-on-twitter
— After McConnell opposes reparations, NBC report shows his great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452083-after-mcconnell-opposes-reparations-nbc-report-shows-his-great-great

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow over their success in creating the border crisis.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/08/trump-cant-dodge-responsibility-border-crisis/
— Mitch McConnell’s ancestors owned slaves, according to a new report. He opposes reparations. – Eli Rosenberg (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/09/mitch-mcconnells-ancestors-owned-slaves-according-new-report-he-opposes-reparations/
— Democrats, stop embracing losing issues and focus on getting rid of Trump – Richard Cohen (DIERSEN: Who has focused on getting rid of you? How have you dealt with those people? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have focused on getting rid of me. They have always known that my policy has always been to forgive those who trespass against me (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord%27s_Prayer) and to let GOD impose vengeance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vengeance_Is_Mine). Of course, they use that to destroy me. They count on me keeping the aforesaid policies. What if they are wrong?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/democrats-stop-embracing-losing-issues-and-focus-on-getting-rid-of-trump/2019/07/08/baa3dca2-a1b3-11e9-bd56-eac6bb02d01d_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— After years of discrimination, women embrace right to natural hair – Melkorka Licea (DIERSEN: What about banning discrimination against those whose hair a) has thinned, b) has turned gray, c) has turned White, and/or d) has fallen out?)
https://nypost.com/2019/07/08/after-years-of-discrimination-women-embrace-right-to-natural-hair/
— Democrats need voters to forget the economy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/07/08/democrats-need-voters-to-forget-the-economy-and-other-commentary/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How a Chicago Suburb Became a Center of ETFs Welcome to Wheaton, Ill., a town with a surprising connection to many of the most-important figures in the world of exchange-traded funds – Asjylyn Loder
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-a-chicago-suburb-became-a-center-of-etfs-11562638621
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There is a gutted brick bank about an hour’s drive west of downtown Chicago that bears testament to an unusual feature of the suburb of Wheaton, Ill.: It has played an outsize role in the $6 trillion exchange-traded-fund industry. Here, longtime Wheaton residents Bruce Bond and John Southard, co-founders of the ETF powerhouse formerly known as PowerShares, are renovating new offices for their latest ETF venture, a company called Innovator. Just down the street is First Trust, the sixth-biggest ETF issuer in the U.S., with more than $76 billion in ETF assets. Not far away is Amplify ETFs, a white-label firm that has made a name for itself in niche funds. PowerShares, meanwhile, was sold in 2006 to Invesco Ltd. IVZ -1.81% , now the fourth-largest ETF issuer, with $204 billion in assets. How did Wheaton, a city of 53,000 people, become a hub of one of the fastest-growing segments of money management? Part of the story centers on Wheaton College, a Christian liberal-arts school founded by evangelical abolitionists in 1860. Often called the “Christian Harvard,” it is the alma mater of preacher Billy Graham. With roughly 2,400 undergraduates, the college also has produced, or has connections to, a surprising number of well-known ETF pioneers and innovators and their families. . .Today, the ETF industry is a palpable part of life in Wheaton. First Trust’s office south of downtown, built in 2007, is home to the city’s sixth-largest employer, and is part of the downtown revival. New restaurants and apartment complexes have opened in the past decade. The city has widened the sidewalks and made the streets more pedestrian-friendly. The town has always been well-to-do, but these days the median income is more than $95,000 a year. In the neighborhood near Wheaton College, older houses have been torn down, replaced with more luxurious homes. Of course, the ETF connection isn’t the only reason Wheaton is thriving. The greater Chicagoland area sports a sprawling financial industry, and Wheaton shares in its prosperity.)
— Pelosi Says Liberal Freshmen Have Few Followers on the Hill The speaker said Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib ‘have a following in the public’ but not in Congress – Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: RINO Republican Party leaders would say that conservatives have following in the public, but not in the Republican Party.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pelosi-says-liberal-freshmen-have-few-followers-on-the-hill-11562624179
— Why U.S. Women Rule the World – Allysia Finley (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all? Democrats want women, and everyone else, to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-u-s-women-rule-the-world-11562626251
— How Many Jobs Would the $15 Minimum Wage Kill? The Congressional Budget Office puts the toll at 1.3 million to 3.7 million. – Michael Saltsman (DIERSEN: Back in 1964, when I was 16 years old, if S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars to wash dishes, S.S. Kresges would not have hired me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-many-jobs-would-the-15-minimum-wage-kill-11562626215
— $15 Minimum Wage Would Bring Mixed Fortunes for U.S. Workers House plan would give 17 million Americans raises, cost 1.3 million their jobs, nonpartisan government report finds – Eric Morath (DIERSEN: Back in 1964, when I was 16 years old, if S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars to wash dishes, S.S. Kresges would not have hired me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/15-minimum-wage-would-leave-1-3-million-american-jobless-lift-as-many-out-of-poverty-11562611503

USA TODAY
— On social media, calls for boycott of Home Depot because co-founder supports Donald Trump – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/08/support-donald-trump-prompts-calls-home-depot-boycott-twitter/1677966001/

SAN ANTONIO
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: USA! Americans Spent $400M on Cannabis for Fourth of July Legal marijuana is not yet as familiar at the family picnic as beer, but it’s gaining. – Peter Page
https://www.mysanantonio.com/business/article/USA-Americans-Spent-400M-on-Cannabis-for-Fourth-14079435.php

SENTINEL SOURCE
— Vacant Keene City Council seats draw interest – Sierra Hubbard (DIERSEN: Do you live in a city? If a city council seat became vacant, what factors would discourage you from running for it? For me, factors include candidates who commit to voting against the sale of pot and against video gambling in the city. In addition, candidates who commit to promoting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party and Republican Party platforms. In addition, candidates who oppose promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things. When city council vacancies occur, I believe that a) the names of applicants should be immediately released, b) all information that they submit, including completed application forms, resumes, and answers to standard questions, should be immediately released, c) a thorough background investigation should be done on each applicant, and d) one or more candidate forum should be held.) 
https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/vacant-keene-city-council-seats-draw-interest/article_3a7b278a-5a75-5272-90c8-46c8027e25f0.html

WEEK
— Mitch McConnell found to be the direct descendant of 2 slave owners (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://theweek.com/speedreads/851569/report-mitch-mcconnell-found-direct-descendant-2-slave-owners

PBS
— Religious liberals want to change what it means to be a Christian voter (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, GOD is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, to get into HEAVEN, you have to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/religious-liberals-want-to-change-what-it-means-to-be-a-christian-voter

NEWSDAY
— It’s much too early to pay attention to the race for president – Carl Hiaasen (DIERSEN: What do you pay attention to? According to my critics/opponents, you should only pay attention to what they tell you to pay attention to.)
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/2020-presidential-race-democratic-debates-trump-1.33589999

GUARDIAN
— Facebook is ripe for exploitation – again – in 2020 – Siva Vaidhyanathan
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/09/facebook-is-ripe-for-exploitation-again-in-2020

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— 2018 election win pays off: Illinois passes “barrage” of pro-worker bills – MARK GRUENBERG
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/2018-election-win-pays-off-illinois-passes-barrage-of-pro-worker-bills/

July 6 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Jim Belushi wants to bring Blues Brothers weed business to Illinois – JULIANA TORNABENE
https://wgntv.com/2019/07/05/jim-belushi-wants-to-bring-blues-brothers-weed-business-to-illinois/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As Illinois determines whether to limit potency of legalized pot, drug gets increased scrutiny after link to psychosis – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-marijuana-potency-psychosis-illinois-20190706-4iexqkl7tjevbe3dyeqjikjpra-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— California’s cool with my nappy hair. How about you, Chicago? Last week California’s governor banned discrimination against black people who wear natural styles such as afros, cornrows, braids, twists and locs in workplaces and schools. – Laura Washington (DIERSEN: What about banning discrimination against those whose hair a) has thinned, b) has turned gray, c) has turned White, and/or d) has fallen out?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/5/20683478/nappy-hair-black-cornrows-braids-twists-locs-afros-california-crown-laura-washington

DAILY HERALD
— Governor should let voters decide on townships – Bob Anderson, Wonder Lake
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190706/governor-should-let-voters-decide-on-townships

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/know-your-rights-what-to-do-if-ice-knocks-on-your-door/d20d8beb-69fc-45d5-8d3b-8b023eb35d43

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Planned Parenthood accepts federal funding again after court ruling lifts ‘gag rule’ – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190705/planned-parenthood-accepts-federal-funding-again-after-court-ruling-lifts-gag-rule

NPR ILLINOIS
— $200 Million From Capital Plan To Go For Affordable Housing Projects – DAISY CONTRERAS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/200-million-capital-plan-go-affordable-housing-projects#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois voters aren’t always the ones picking lawmakers to serve in Springfield – Greg Bishop 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-voters-aren-t-always-the-ones-picking-lawmakers-to/article_eaabffbe-5764-59c2-9f40-3ff48d696b9d.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When a state lawmaker resigns his or her position before a term is up, state law gives the power of appointment to the lawmaker’s political party in that jurisdiction rather than voters. . .University of Illinois Chicago politics professor Chris Mooney said he doesn’t expect the appointment process to change. “It advantages those who are inside and if they’re the only ones paying attention, who has the incentive to change? No one,” Mooney said. “And there are reasonable counter-arguments to make.” One reason to keep the appointment process in place is the high cost of special elections, Mooney said. “You want to run a special election for a state representative district that’s going to serve out a year when nobody really knows who these people are anyway? That would be a hard sell,” Mooney said. He said the appointment process laid out in state statute is inside baseball and done by both parties with little input from voters. “It’s another way that they can advantage themselves if they so desire and if they’re able to manipulate the process,” Mooney said. He said the process takes advantage of a lack of voter knowledge about their state legislators and exacerbates it.)

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ISRA alerts members about ‘anti-gun nature’ of Bloomberg organization’s event coming to Marion – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512694418-isra-alerts-members-about-anti-gun-nature-of-bloomberg-organization-s-event-coming-to-marion

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Celibate but Compromised “Gay Christianity” Pushes into Conservative Churches – Wendy Wilson 
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/celibate-but-compromised-gay-christianity-pushes-into-conservative-churches/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Dem 2020 task: Convince voters to overlook economy – Byron York
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-dem-2020-task-convince-voters-to-overlook-economy
— Former Democratic official accosted man in MAGA hat and called him a ‘Nazi’ – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican, sooner or later, if not already, a Democrat will call you a Nazi. How will you react? One could argue that Republicans should always wear a body camera whenever they are outside their home.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/former-democratic-official-accosted-man-in-maga-hat-and-called-him-a-nazi
— Knitting and fraying in a divided culture – Salena Zito (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Trump-hating individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries post signs that say the following are NOT WELCOME: those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/knitting-and-fraying-in-a-divided-culture
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What percent of advocates and spokespersons for illegals, that is, Democrats and RINOs, hint/imply/argue/shout that illegals should get U.S. citizenship, free housing, free food, free clothing, free medical care, free abortions, free education, free transportation, jobs, etc.?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/how-conservatives-talk-about-immigrants-is-far-from-pro-life

FOX NEWS
— Border Patrol will do its job as Dems lob smears and shirk doing theirs – Thomas Homan
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/thomas-homan-dont-let-media-smears-diminish-the-hard-work-of-the-border-patrol

FEDERALIST PAPERS
— Starbucks Kicked Out Police Officers Because Customers ‘Did Not Feel Safe’ – Carmine Sabia
https://thefederalistpapers.org/opinion/starbucks-kicked-police-officers-customers-not-feel-safe

GOPUSA
— Left-wing billionaires call for wealth tax (DIERSEN: On which Republicans in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois would the Democrats impose a wealth tax?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/left-wing-billionaires-call-for-wealth-tax/

BREITBART
— Trump-Mexico Deal Cuts Release of Illegal Aliens into U.S. by 70 Percent – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/05/trump-mexico-deal-cuts-release-of-illegal-aliens-into-u-s-by-70-percent/
— Mo Brooks: Healthcare for Illegal Aliens Latest Democrat Effort to Turn U.S. into California – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/05/exclusive-mo-brooks-healthcare-for-illegal-aliens-latest-democrat-effort-to-turn-u-s-into-california/
— Biden: Illegals Should Have Health Care – JEFF POOR (DIERSEN: To give one group free health care is to make all other groups pay for that. Democrats want those who have earned/saved MORE MONEY to pay for those who have earned/saved LESS MONEY. Beyond that, Democrats want those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time TO GIVE MONEY TO those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/07/05/biden-illegals-should-have-health-care-how-do-you-say-youre-undocumented-im-going-to-let-you-die-man/

BLAZE
— Dem rep accused of coaching asylum seekers to exploit loophole in ‘remain in Mexico’ policy ‘They’re…manufacturing a lot of these issues’ – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/dem-rep-accused-of-coaching-asylum-seekers-to-exploit-loophole-in-remain-in-mexico-policy-report

NEWSMAX
— Cuccinelli: Census Question Helps Deal With ‘Burden’ of Illegal Migrants – Sandy Fitzgerald (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do not see illegals as being a “burden.” Democrats and RINOs see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against Republicans. Moderates and liberals see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against conservatives. White-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against Whites. Men-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against men. Old people-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against old people. Protestant-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against Protestants. German American-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against German Americans. Rich people-haters see illegals as being their soldiers in their war against rich people.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/cuccinelli-immigration-census-migrants/2019/07/05/id/923397/

DAILY CALLER
— If Conservatives Don’t Win On Immigration, None Of The Other Issues Matter
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/05/conservatives-immigration-issues/

DAILY WIRE
— TREASONOUS: Democrat Congresswoman Secretly Sending Staff To Mexico To Coach Migrants How To Beat System – RYAN SAAVEDRA
https://www.dailywire.com/news/49204/democrat-congresswoman-secretly-sending-staff-ryan-saavedra

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Patriotism Vs. The New Anti-Americanism – Pat Buchanan
https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2019/07/05/trumps-patriotism-vs-the-new-antiamericanism-n2549583
— Ilhan Omar: We Should Debate Whether To Eliminate All Border And Immigration Enforcement Agencies – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: How soon will America-haters have enough votes to get rid of Americans once and for all?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/05/ilhan-omar–we-should-debate-whether-we-need-border-patrol-at-all-n2549507

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Warren Would Use Executive Action To Base Government Promotions on Race, Gender – JOE SAUNDERS (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised at all if a President Warren would immediately issue an executive order to immediately terminate all federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/warren-would-use-executive-action-to-base-government-promotions-on-race-gender/

PJ MEDIA
— Citing SPLC’s Inflated Numbers, Gillibrand and Other Dems Push Hate Crime Hoax Bill – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/citing-splcs-inflated-numbers-gillibrand-and-other-dems-push-hate-crime-hoax-bill/

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Invite Illegals Into ‘Racist’ Country Their policy “is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders.” – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/64096-dems-invite-illegals-into-racist-country

NEWS BUSTERS
— French Government Assaults Online Free Speech on July 4 – Alexander Hall (DIERSEN: In America, according to the Democrats, if it does not promote the Democrat Party platform, it is hate speech.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2019/07/05/french-government-assaults-online-free-speech-july-4

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Gloves come off ‘Sleepy Joe’: Biden floats ‘dirt’ on Dem opponents, throws literal ‘smack’ talk Trump’s way – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/05/gloves-come-off-sleepy-joe-biden-floats-dirt-on-dem-opponents-throws-literal-smack-talk-trumps-way-771878
— Trump makes announcement on upcoming ICE raids, praises ‘incredible’ border facilities – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/06/trump-makes-announcement-on-upcoming-ice-raids-praises-incredible-border-facilities-772027

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Amazon bans books on gay ‘conversion therapy’. Is the Bible next?
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/amazon-bans-books-on-gay-conversion-therapy-is-the-bible-next
— Democrats have become the party of abortion and euthanasia
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/democrats-have-become-the-party-of-abortion-and-euthanasia
— Trump’s 4th of July celebration highlighted everything liberals hate about America
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/trumps-4th-of-july-celebration-highlighted-everything-liberals-hate-about-america

LIFEZETTE
— Ocasio-Cortez Lashes Out at Customs and Border Patrol Leadership (Again) Yet the Democrat opposed a $4.6B bill to improve conditions – Dom Calicchio
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/07/ocasio-cortez-lashes-out-customs-border-patrol-leadership/

COLLEGE REFORM
— Profs hate Trump’s ‘Salute to America’ on Fourth of July – Ethan Cai
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13418&

THE HILL
— Undocumented immigrant workers fired from Trump golf clubs seeking White House meeting – JESSICA CAMPISI (DIERSEN: Should I seek a White House meeting of federal employees who were gotten rid of because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/451818-undocumented-immigrant-workers-fired-from-trumps-golf-clubs-seeking

YAHOO NEWS
— Joe Biden compares Donald Trump to childhood bully he’d ‘smack in the mouth as a kid’ – Chris Riotta
https://news.yahoo.com/joe-biden-compares-donald-trump-162800175.html

NBC NEWS
— ‘A lot of people are going to be joining’: Trump says July Fourth event boosts military recruiting – Dareh Gregorian (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) demonized, denigrated, and condemned Vietnam veterans during the 1960s and 1970s but now b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who avoided the draft during the 1960s and 1970s.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/lot-people-are-going-be-joining-trump-says-july-fourth-n1026906

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who discourage immigrants from speaking English, reading English, and writing English?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/us/politics/2020-candidates-spanish.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How would we repair the damage in a post-Trump America? – Carlos Lozada (DIERSEN: Obviously, the next Democrat or RINO President will get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/05/how-would-we-repair-damage-post-trump-america/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters crow about their success in getting citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally, b) to illegally stay in America illegally, and c) to falsely claim asylum in America. Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do the aforesaid should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-crimes-against-humanity-southern-border-20190705-ttwha2f43nefbdyx7ozmabadii-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Ken Cuccinelli Takes Reins of Immigration Agency With Focus on Migrant Vetting Acting head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services brings a devotion to Trump’s agenda and a reputation for controversy – Louise Radnofsky (DIERSEN: To come to America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally is to demonstrate your disrespect a) for the rule of law, b) for America, and c) for America’s citizens.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ken-cuccinelli-takes-reins-of-immigration-agency-with-focus-on-migrant-vetting-11562410802

BLOOMBERG
— Elizabeth Warren Unveils Plan to Boost Wages for Women of Color – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised at all if a President Warren would immediately issue an executive order to immediately terminate all federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-05/elizabeth-warren-unveils-plan-to-boost-wages-for-women-of-color

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Rich Father-In-Law Has Helped, Complicated O’Rourke’s Career Beto O’Rourke’s political career has been helped and complicated by his father-in-law, wealthy real estate investor William Sanders. – AP (DIERSEN: What impact have your parents had on your career? Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14. He was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant and almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school.) 
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2019-07-05/rich-father-in-law-has-helped-complicated-orourkes-career

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Ruins Everything He Touches—Even the 4th of July.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/07/06/trump-ruins-all-he-touches-even-the-4th-of-july/

RAW STORY
— Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh considers primarying Trump: ‘His entire life is a lie’ – Bob Brigham
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/ex-congressman-joe-walsh-considers-primarying-trump-his-entire-life-is-a-lie/