June 8, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

NBC5
— Will there be a curfew for kids in downtown Chicago? Mayor weighs in.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/will-there-be-a-curfew-for-kids-in-downtown-chicago-mayor-weighs-in/3458114/
— Pro-immigrant groups push for work permits for undocumented workers in Illinois. State lawmakers are limited in what they can do because work permits are, in essence, a federal issue. In the last week of the legislative session in Springfield, both chambers passed a resolution calling on President Joe Biden to issue work permits to long-term immigrants. (COMMENT: Will illegals take the bad jobs that I took? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I took were bad jobs. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, pumped gasoline 1971-1972, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. My critics/opponents have always made it very clear that they would never have stooped to take the bad jobs that I took.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pro-immigrant-groups-push-for-work-permits-for-undocumented-workers-in-illinois/3458294/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc-5-telemundo-chicago-to-present-landmark-documentary-on-migrant-families-and-their-journeys/3458185/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

June 6, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— 6/5/24 PRESS RELEASE: This Isn’t the First Time Democrats Raised Taxes CHICAGO — Today, JB Pritzker signed legislation that pushed a BILLION dollars in new taxes onto Prairie State residents. Without billions in federal assistance, Governor Pritzker signed the largest tax-and-spend bill in Illinois HISTORY and is making you and your families pay for it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time. . .”Illinois Democrats’ bloated budget, which is filled with hundreds-of-millions of dollars of new tax increases for pet projects, illegal immigrants and his socialist agenda, is bad for Illinois,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Don Tracy. “Illinois families are dealing with Bidenflation, higher prices and more financial problems than ever before and Democrats’ solution is to take even more of their money. Pritzker needs to stop treating taxpayers as his personal piggy bank as he dreams of running for President and of being the far-left’s tax-and-spend darling.”
https://illinois.gop/this-isnt-the-first-time-democrats-raised-taxes/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Tell the RNC to Protect Life in the 2024 GOP Platform – Pastor Calvin Lindstrom
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2024/06/tell-the-rnc-to-protect-life-in-the-2024-gop-platform/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Judge rules unconstitutional Gov. J.B. Pritzker-backed election law that aided Democrats in November. – RICK PEARSON (COMMENT: U.S. President was the only contested race on the Republican primary ballot in my precinct. One office on the ballot would have been “no candidate” if it had not been filled by a write-in candidate.  As Democrat leaders ever-increasingly flood Illinois with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats, anticipate/expect that because the likelihood of winning is less, fewer candidates will run for offices as Republicans and those who do run will be less qualified for the offices that they seek. Further, anticipate/expect that Republican leaders will ever-increasingly encourage only those who are the following to run: non-conservative, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German America, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Therefore, anticipate/expect that Republican organizations will ever-increasingly run candidates.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/05/judge-rules-unconstitutional-gov-j-b-pritzker-backed-election-law-that-aided-democrats-in-november/
— Prosecutors want Donald Trump to remain under a gag order at least until he’s sentenced July 11. – MICHAEL R. SISAK (COMMENT: Ever since I started sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2000, my critics/opponents have wanted to gag me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/05/prosecutors-want-donald-trump-to-remain-under-a-gag-order-at-least-until-hes-sentenced-july-11/
— Pay increased for many elected county offices in Kane County – R. CHRISTIAN SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/05/pay-increased-for-many-elected-county-offices-in-kane-county/
— Potential victims are shooting back. This should raise alarms for Chicago public officials. – Editorial
https://news.yahoo.com/news/editorial-potential-victims-shooting-back-100000127.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Teen attack on couple prompts alderperson’s call for 8 p.m. curfew for minors downtown. Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) made the proposal in response to an attack in Streeterville. The woman, who was two weeks pregnant, was kicked in the stomach and lost her baby. Two teens have been arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery. – Cindy Hernandez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/06/05/alderperson-hopkins-chicago-curfew-minors-crime-cpd-city-hall-streeterville-attack-battery-arrest
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/pride/2024/06/05/pride-transphobia-homophobia-safety-slur
— As Democrat leaders ever-increasingly flood America with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats, Democrat leaders ever-increasingly urge voters to vote for Democrats who share their demographics and/or who promise to give preference to voters who share their demographics. Democrat candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly promise to give preference to voters who are non-conservative, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, citizens of foreign countries, boozers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago/2024/06/05/chicago-mexico-claudia-sheinbaum-women-gender-politics-morena-xochitl-galvez

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The price tag for Oberweis Dairy, which was recently sold through a bankruptcy auction, was $21.25 million. – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/retail/oberweis-dairy-sale-price-revealed

ABC7
— Gov. Pritzker signs $53B state budget including tax hike on sportsbooks, businesses – JERRY NOWICKI,
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-sign-53-billion-budget/14913775/
— Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out welfare and/or receiving welfare.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/northern-illinois-food-bank-free-meals-kids-summer/14915187/
— Chicago Ald. Brian Hopkins pushes earlier curfew for unaccompanied minors downtown. Effort prompted by attack on couple by teens in Streeterville where pregnant woman was kicked in stomach and lost her baby
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-ald-brian-hopkins-pushes-8-pm-curfew/14916146/
— Woman critically injured in stabbing outside Union Station while walking dog
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-crime-woman-71-critically-injured-stabbing-union/14914901/
— ‘Roseland Cease Fire’ marches down South Side streets in call to reduce violence – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-crime-stats-nonprofit-marches-south-side-streets/14914970/

NBC5
— Suspect in custody after 71-year-old woman critically wounded in stabbing near Union Station. The woman was on the sidewalk near the intersection of Adams Street and Canal Street when she was stabbed multiple times.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/suspect-custody-71-year-old-woman-critically-wounded-stabbing-union-station/3456096/

CBS2
— Woman, 71, stabbed in broad daylight in front of Chicago’s Union Station – Darius Johnson, Alex Ortiz
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/woman-71-stabbed-chicagos-union-station/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/stabbing-near-chicagos-union-station-leads-to-arrest-woman-critically-hurt/
— Chicago teens march for peace in the streets. CBS 2’s Andrew Ramos reports they donned orange, part of a national movement starting in Chicago more than a decade ago to raise awareness of gun violence and how young people when given proper tools, could fight back. (COMMENT: When you were young, what opportunities were you given? Starting in grade school, I knew that I wanted to earn a college degree and that because my parents lacked money, I would have to work my way through college. I was given the following opportunities and I took them a) I did yard work 1962-1964, b) I delivered newspapers 1962-1966, c) I washed dishes 1964-1966, d) I cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, e) I delivered mail 1966-1969, and f) I worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970. Because I took the aforesaid opportunities, I was able to and I did a) buy a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air in 1964, b) buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966, c) pay for my UIC expenses 1966-1968, d) buy a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, e) buy a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, f) pay for my NIU expenses 1969-1970, and g) graduate debt-free from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management and owning that Charger.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-teens-march-for-peace-in-the-streets/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEAOY8_g24A
— Democrat candidates and elected officials ever-increasingly paint themselves as being protectors of those who are non-conservative, minority, female, younger, non-rich, unmarried, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, citizens of foreign countries, boozers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/senate-takes-up-measure-to-protect-access-to-contraception/
— Chaos in Dolton, Illinois spreads to rest of Thornton Township communities
https://www.yahoo.com/news/chaos-dolton-illinois-spreads-rest-033200605.html
— Mayor of Chicago suburb of Markham says pandemonium in Dolton is creeping into other communities – Jermont Terry
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/mayor-markham-pandemonium-dolton-township-politics/

WGN9
— Woman stabbed while walking dog outside Chicago’s Union Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3fAKka7Fkw

FOX32
— Chicago alderman pushes for downtown curfew after teens attack married couple – Tia Ewing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-alderman-downtown-curfew-teens-attack-married-couple
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1466694
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYddP3PAAsE
— States with highest, lowest personal incomes in 2024 – Joyce Lupiani (COMMENT: Illinois is ranked 7th with a median annual income of $78,304. In today’s dollars, my father never earned more than $50,000/year. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/states-highest-lowest-personal-incomes-2024-according-wallethub

WGN RADIO
— Bremen High School high school utilizes heart monitors to monitor students’ stress – Brian Althimer (COMMENT: What caused you stress when you were in high school? For me it was taking college preparatory courses, getting into the upper 20% of my class, getting a high ACT score, getting accepted by UIC, and earning and saving enough money to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and UIC. Neither of my parents attended college. I had to work my way through college. In today’s dollars, my father never earned more than $50,000/year. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother never attended high school. She stayed home and raised my brother and me.)
https://wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/south-suburban-high-school-utilizes-heart-monitors-to-monitor-students-stress/

WBEZ
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/2024/06/05/the-rundown-your-guide-to-pride-month-in-chicago

WCIA
— Prosecutors want Donald Trump to remain under a gag order at least until he’s sentenced July 11. – AP (COMMENT: Ever since I started sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2000, my critics/opponents have wanted to gag me. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-prosecutors-want-donald-trump-to-remain-under-a-gag-order-at-least-until-hes-sentenced-july-11/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden is ‘slipping,’ report says as concern over his mental fitness grows – MATTHEW GALKA (COMMENT: To defend your health, what do you stress? I stress my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters that I put together and send out each and every morning.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/biden-mental-fitness-trump-election-2024-voters-health-decline-president-republicans-democrats-white-house-statement
— Trump campaign steps up vice presidential vetting efforts – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/who-will-it-be-trump-campaign-steps-up-vice-presidential-vetting-efforts-marco-rubio-jd-vance-doug-burgum-tim-scott-byron-donalds-elise-stefanik-rival-cabinet-member-ben-carson

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump campaign steps up vice presidential vetting efforts – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-campaign-steps-up-vice-presidential-vetting-efforts/
— Trump’s conviction prompts election-year debate among Democrats: How much to focus on the verdict? – AP (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have their operatives and their dupes do their dirty work. More recently, they had their operatives and their dupes a) end my Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions membership and b) end my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trumps-conviction-prompts-election-year-debate-among-democrats-how-much-to-focus-on-the-verdict/

NEWS CHANNEL 20 & WSIL TV
— VP Harris mocks GOP outrage over Trump conviction: ‘Cheaters don’t like getting caught’ – JACKSON WALKER (COMMENT: What would Harris call you? What would Harris call me for complaining about a) my Democrat GAO superiors forcing me to take they early retirement “offer” and b) my Democrat IRS superiors disallowing my education deductions and travel vouchers?)
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/vp-harris-mocks-gop-outrage-over-trump-conviction-cheaters-dont-like-getting-caught-vice-president-kamala-harris-president-joe-biden-2024-election-former-president-donald-trump-hush-money-trial-felony-34
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/cheaters-dont-like-getting-caught-vp-harris-speaks-about-trump-conviction-on-jimmy-kimmel/article_da75731c-0a63-5079-a8d3-e1366da9c6dc.html

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage students to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2024/06/a-labor-of-love-boyan-golden-21-aims-to-empower-queer-community-with-social-networking-and-dating-app/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/06/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-304/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/06/05/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-99/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Unsustainable: Illinois’ tiny, five-year jobs growth due only to new government, healthcare and social services – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/unsustainable-illinois-tiny-five-year-jobs-growth-due-only-to-new-government-healthcare-and-social-services-wirepoints/
— This new budget offers no tax relief, but instead imposes tax hikes on Illinoisans
https://wirepoints.org/this-new-budget-offers-no-tax-relief-but-instead-imposes-tax-hikes-on-illinoisans-wirepoints-on-nbc-5-chicago/

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Judge: Democrats can’t change 2024 election rules now to block Republicans from fall ballot (COMMENT: U.S. President was the only contested race on the Republican primary ballot in my precinct. One office on the ballot would have been “no candidate” if it had not been filled by write-in. As Democrat leaders ever-increasingly flood Illinois with voters who have demographics that vote for Democrats, anticipate/expect that because the likelihood of winning is less, fewer will run for offices as Republicans and those who do run will be less qualified for the offices that they seek. Further, anticipate/expect that Republican leaders will ever-increasingly encourage only those who are the following to run: non-conservative, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German America, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/660463924-judge-democrats-can-t-change-2024-election-rules-now-to-block-republicans-from-fall-ballot

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Pritzker calls Biden’s border order ‘imperfect,’ Republicans respond – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_6eb64f72-2382-11ef-a1c5-77fc0af9e9a3.html

WEST COOK NEWS
— River Forest grammar schools host pro-homosexual “walk”
https://westcooknews.com/stories/660320530-river-forest-grammar-schools-host-pro-homosexual-walk

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— California rolls out red carpet for illegal immigrants – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/5/editorial-california-rolls-out-red-carpet-for-ille/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Keeping pornography out of schools isn’t banning books – Ben Rothove
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3029295/keeping-pornography-out-of-schools-isnt-banning-books/
— Pride camp counsels children the wrong way – Ericka Andersen
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3028749/pride-camp-counsels-children-the-wrong-way/

NEW YORK POST
— Swing state voters still favor Trump over Biden after guilty verdict – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/06/05/us-news/swing-state-voters-still-favor-trump-over-biden-after-guilty-verdict-poll/
— Biden breaks law to give millions of migrants work permits – Don Barnett
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-breaks-law-to-give-millions-of-migrants-work-permits/ar-BB1nuze2

AMERICAN THINKER
— Three years late, Biden suddenly announces he’s swinging the barn door shut a tad to illegal migrants – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/06/three_years_late_biden_suddenly_announces_he_s_swinging_the_barn_door_shut_a_tad_to_illegal_migrants.html

AMERICAN WIRE
— Shock comes as number of NYC hotels used as immigrant shelters goes up to 135 – Frieda Powers
https://americanwirenews.com/wow-shock-comes-as-number-of-nyc-hotels-used-as-immigrant-shelters-goes-up-to-135/

BREITBART
— Sen. Tom Cotton Proposes to Bar Children of Illegal Aliens, Foreign Terrorists from Birthright Citizenship – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/06/05/exclusive-sen-tom-cotton-proposes-to-bar-children-of-illegal-aliens-foreign-terrorists-from-birthright-citizenship/
— NC School Suspends Teen for Saying ‘Illegal Alien,’ Compares to ‘Saying the N-Word’ – OLIVIA RONDEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/education/2024/06/05/nc-school-suspends-teen-saying-illegal-alien-compares-saying-n-word/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Rep. Jim Jordan Submits Proposals To DEFUND Lawfare Against Donald Trump – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/rep-jim-jordan-submits-proposals-to-defund-lawfare-against-donald-trump

DAILY SIGNAL
— Despite Liberals’ Hysterical Denials, Aliens Are Registering and Voting – Hans von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams (COMMENT: How many millions of illegals are using their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Biden and the rest of the Democrats in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/06/despite-liberals-hysterical-denial-aliens-are-registering-and-voting/
— Why Biden’s Executive Order Won’t Solve the Illegal Immigration Crisis – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/05/why-bidens-executive-order-wont-solve-illegal-immigration-crisis/

FEDERALIST
— The Size Of Planned Parenthood’s Global Murder Campaign Will Shock You – BRADLEY HALEY
https://thefederalist.com/2024/06/05/the-size-of-planned-parenthoods-global-murder-campaign-will-shock-you/

FOX NEWS
— Chicago couple brutally beaten while on date, pregnant woman loses baby as a result. Chicago-based reporter William Kelly sounds off on an incident involving a couple who was brutally beaten by a mob of teens in the Windy City.
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6354357586112

GOPUSA
— RNC Making Backup Plans For Presidential Nomination If Trump Is Sentenced To Prison
https://www.gopusa.com/rnc-making-backup-plans-for-presidential-nomination-if-trump-is-sentenced-to-prison/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Job Programs for Americans: No Jobs For Illegal Aliens, Period – MARK MECKLER (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO employers want cheap labor.)
https://ijr.com/mark-meckler-job-program-for-americans-no-jobs-for-illegal-aliens-period/

MRC TV
— MASSIVE Group of Illegals Floods Into California As Biden’s EO Takes Effect – BRITTANY M. HUGHES
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/brittany-m-hughes/massive-group-illegals-floods-california-bidens-eo-takes-effect

NEW AMERICAN
— Biden’s EO Won’t Secure Border, Tells Big Lie; Damage Already Done – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/bidens-eo-wont-secure-border-tells-big-lie-damage-already-done/

NEWSMAX
— Beware of BLM Rebranded as Pro-Palestinian Advocacy – Xaviaer DuRousseau
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/blm-floyd-palestine/2024/06/05/id/1167571/
— Colorado GOP: Burn Pride Flags in June – Sam Barron
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/colorado-republican-party-pride-month/2024/06/05/id/1167574/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Biden’s Immigration Order Too Little, Too Late for Conservatives — and Too Far for Progressives – DAVID ZIMMERMANN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/bidens-immigration-order-too-little-too-late-for-republicans-and-too-far-for-progressives/

PJ MEDIA
— Far Left Democrats Rail Against Biden’s ‘Shift to the Right’ on the Border – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/06/05/far-left-democrats-rail-against-bidens-shift-to-the-right-on-the-border-n4929626#google_vignette
— Biden’s Executive Order: 1 Illegal for Every 2 U.S. Births – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/06/05/bidens-exec-order-1-illegal-for-every-2-us-births-n4929622

TOWNHALL
— Here’s How the Left Is Going to Lie to Voters Ahead of November – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2024/06/06/heres-how-the-left-is-going-to-lie-to-voters-ahead-of-november-n2640038
— Biden’s Border Executive Order Is a Joke – Jenny Beth Martin
https://townhall.com/columnists/jennybethmartin/2024/06/06/bidens-border-executive-order-is-a-joke-n2640031
— Gov. Abbott Announces New Efforts to Stop Joe Biden’s Border Crisis – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/06/05/abbott-announces-10-most-wanted-criminal-illegal-immigrants-list-n2640036

ZERO HEDGE
— Wall Street Admits The Biggest Economic Shocker: All Jobs In The Past Year Have Gone To Illegal Aliens – TYLER DURDEN (COMMENT: Employers want cheap labor.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/economics/wall-street-admits-biggest-economic-shocker-all-jobs-past-year-have-gone-illegal-aliens

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— NYPD preparing to revoke Donald Trump’s license to carry a gun after felony conviction in New York – John Miller
https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/05/politics/trump-gun-nypd-revoke/index.html?utm_term=17176215708107616508949c0

CBS NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/migrants-looking-to-claim-asylum-concerned-over-bidens-executive-action-on-us-border/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/05/nyregion/new-york-asylum.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/05/us/politics/biden-asylum-restrictions-laywer.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/02/us/migrants-charities-shelters-threats.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/05/opinion/asylum-border-immigration.html

WASHINGTON POST
— No one who is not a citizen of America has a “fundamental’ right” to come into America or to stay in America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/05/unchr-concern-asylum-refugees-usa-biden-restrictions/280d1bc0-233f-11ef-bc8d-a8ae61b84dde_story.html
— From what I see, in America, if your patents did not have college degrees like mine did not, you were born into a low caste. What if Affirmative Action had only been for those whose parents did not have college degrees?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/05/india-election-modi-bjp-dalits/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/2024/06/05/border-biden-migrants-asylum/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/06/06/texas-border-abbott-immigration-shelters/

USA TODAY
— Chicago woman loses baby after teens kicked, punched her in random attack – Taylor Ardrey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/06/05/woman-baby-attack-chicago-streeterville/73985673007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Behind Closed Doors, Biden Shows Signs of Slipping. Participants in meetings said the 81-year-old president performed poorly at times. The White House said Biden is sharp and his critics are playing partisan politics. – Annie Linskey and Siobhan Hughes (COMMENT: To defend your health, what do you stress? I stress my ability to put my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together and to send them out each and every morning.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/joe-biden-age-election-2024-8ee15246

June 2, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Donald Trump’s felony convictions likely bring new restrictions for his rights. Trump still faces three other felony indictments. – Julia Reinstein
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-felony-convictions-restrictions-his-rights/14900903/
— Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with University of Chicago police near graduation in Hyde Park. One woman says she was pepper sprayed in the face. – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/post/convocation-uchicago-pro-palestinian-protest-hyde-park-clashes/14900556/
— At least 13 shot, 2 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-13-people-shot-2-fatally/14900917/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Republicans join Trump’s attacks on justice system and campaign of vengeance after guilty verdict.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr7Fixt7_vg

NBC5
— Some students walk out of University of Chicago graduation as 4 diplomas withheld over protests. – Courtney Sisk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/university-of-chicago-diplomas-withheld-protests-commencement-palestine-war-in-gaza/3452641/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/chicago-pride-lgbtq/pride-chicago-2024-its-ok-to-ask-questions/3446180/

CBS2
— University of Chicago withholds diplomas from four students involved in encampment
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/university-of-chicago-withholds-diplomas-from-four-students-involved-in-encampment/
— Concealed carry license holder scares off would-be carjackers in Chicago – Beth Lawrence
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-attempted-carjacking-concealed-carry-license-holder/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/ccl-holder-shoots-three-men-during-attack-in-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIMF5gh6ILE

WGN9
— Girls ever-increasingly advance over boys.
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/girls-inc-of-chicago-empowers-young-girls-with-innovate-her-festival/

FOX32
— GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson predicts Trump convictions will boost election chances
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gop-house-speaker-mike-johnson-predicts-trump-convictions-boost-election-chances
— Chicago concealed carry holder scares off armed carjackers in Irving Park – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-concealed-carry-holder-scares-off-armed-carjackers-irving-park

WGN RADIO
— Chicago among top cities for mail carriers bitten by dogs – Austin Turner
https://wgnradio.com/news/chicago-among-top-cities-for-mail-carriers-bitten-by-dogs/
— Chicago among the top ‘move-out cities’ – Kelsey Thompson, Jeremy Tanner
https://wgnradio.com/news/chicago-among-the-top-move-out-cities-according-to-pods-moving-company/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Hundreds walk out of U. of C. convocation protesting war in Gaza, one person arrested. – KATE ARMANINI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/01/hundreds-walk-out-of-u-of-c-convocation-in-support-of-palestine-one-person-arrested/
— Affirmative Action and DEI are reparations.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/06/02/column-reparations-evanston-judicial-watch-lawsuit-page/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 1 arrested, protesters pepper sprayed at University of Chicago graduation. One person, who school officials said was not affiliated with the university, was arrested during a protest against the war in Gaza on Saturday during graduation ceremonies at the University of Chicago. – Violet Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/06/01/1-arrested-protesters-pepper-sprayed-at-university-of-chicago-graduation
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/pride/2024/06/01/chicagos-lgbtq-community-tell-us-your-story
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/pride/2024/06/01/pride-drag-banned-kids-queer-joy
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/2024/05/31/migrants-adjust-life-in-their-new-city-learning-english
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Russian propaganda push expected in Chicago for Democratic National Convention, experts say. “This is just a target-rich stew for the Russians to try lots of things and see what works,” says Max Bergmann of the Center for Strategic International Studies. – Tom Schuba and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/the-watchdogs/2024/05/31/russia-propoganda-democratic-national-convention-dnc-chicago

DAILY HERALD
— With new state law, county clerk should accept ‘clarity’ on spending duties – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240601/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-with-new-state-law-county-clerk-should-accept-clarity-on-spending-duties/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, soon, if not already, everyone will be a) handing out welfare and/or b) receiving welfare.
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/2024/06/01/wheaton-north-students-raise-3500-for-northern-illinois-food-bank/

WSIL TV
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Republicans join Trump’s attacks on justice system and campaign of vengeance after guilty verdict.”
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/national/republicans-join-trumps-attacks-on-justice-system-and-campaign-of-vengeance-after-guilty-verdict/article_74639365-c6f9-5f42-b79e-2328267c09ce.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/top-stories/southern-illinois-lgbtq-community-comes-together-for-pride-run/article_c686e620-2059-11ef-947a-239f541ee40d.html

WAND TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trumps-attacks-on-us-justice-system-after-guilty-verdict-could-be-useful-to-autocrats-like/article_2678b4a4-63fe-5e94-880d-3f94fbbe945c.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois thumbs nose again at free speech rights: no discussing politics or religion at employee meetings – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-thumbs-nose-again-at-free-speech-rights-no-discussing-politics-or-religion-at-employee-meetings-wirepoints-quickpoint/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here’s a funny part: While the bill has some exceptions for certain nonprofit organizations, there is none for 501(c)(3) organizations like Wirepoints. Countless 501(c)(3) nonprofits like us research and advocate for policy positions of all kinds. That’s what we do. We meet discuss those political matters constantly. Illinois thinks they could bar us from making those meetings mandatory? Good luck.)

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New polls show little shift against Trump after conviction; Republicans have his back. – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/1/new-polls-show-little-shift-against-trump-after-co/
— Democrats cross the Rubicon with Trump guilty verdict – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/31/editorial-democrats-cross-rubicon-with-trump-guilt/
— Speaker Johnson expects GOP to ‘drag’ New York D.A. Bragg to Congress for testimony on Trump verdict. – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jun/1/mike-johnson-expects-gop-drag-new-york-da-alvin-br/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Battleground Republicans prepare to run with felon Trump at top of ticket – Rachel Schilke and Cami Mondeaux (COMMENT: What positions do the Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in your precinct take on Trump? I should write about the positions that the Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers take on Trump and on me.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3024440/battleground-republicans-prepare-run-felon-trump-ticket/
— Republicans vow lawfare revenge after Trump’s guilty verdict. – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3024713/republicans-vow-lawfare-revenge-trump-guilty-verdict/
— Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters ever-increasingly use Kinzinger to promote mote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3025423/kinzinger-johnson-trump-verdict-comments/

NEW YORK POST
— DA Alvin Bragg committed ‘political malpractice’ by taking NY Trump case, Mitt Romney says – Rich Calder
https://nypost.com/2024/06/01/us-news/mitt-romney-shames-alvin-bragg-for-taking-taking-on-ny-trump-case/

CENTER SQUARE
— Some Democrats distancing themselves from Biden policies in campaign ads – Bethany Blankley
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/article_a26a9a24-1eac-11ef-945c-4f4d2130ebde.html

DAILY CALLER
— Trump’s Sentence Shouldn’t Involve Jail Time — But With This Judge, Anything Is Possible – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/06/01/trumps-sentence-shouldnt-involve-jail-time-but-with-this-judge-anything-is-possible/

DAILY SIGNAL
— How Republicans Plan to Stymie Democrats After Controversial Trump Verdict – Rob Bluey
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/06/01/republican-senators-pledge-to-block-democrat-agenda-following-trump-verdict/

FOX NEWS
— Ron DeSantis touts Florida’s education system, slams ‘woke’ academia in Sarasota address. ‘What you’re seeing in academia is what happens when leftist ideology infects an institution’ – David Unsworth, Jasmine Baehr
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ron-desantis-touts-floridas-education-system-slams-woke-academia-sarasota-address
— House Dem who challenged Biden in primary calls on Gov. Hochul to pardon Trump for ‘good of the country’ Dem Rep. Dean Phillips warned the conviction made Trump a ‘martyr’ and boosted his fundraising. – Kyle Morris
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-dem-dean-phillips-biden-calls-gov-hochul-pardon-trump-good-country
— Romney scorches Bragg’s ‘political decision’ in Trump case: ‘Malpractice’ ‘Democrats think they can put out the Trump fire with oxygen,’ Romney said. – Julia Johnson (COMMENT: I should write a book about how the many big adverse actions that my Democrat GAO superiors took against me that motivated me to do things. For example, their keeping me off audits of IRS after 1988 and assigning me to audits of federal financial industry regulators motivated me to a) earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, b) become a Forensic Accountant in 1997, c) become a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, d) become a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, and e) become a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990. For example, their keeping me off audits of IRS 1980-1985 motivated me to a) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and c) become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-bragg-political-decision-trump-case-malpractice
— Trump rails against ‘rigged’ conviction as campaign rakes in donations after guilty verdict.
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/may-31-trump-guillty-verdict

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pardon Trump, Says Dean Phillips, House Democrat, to New York Governor Hochul – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pardon-trump-says-dean-phillips-house-democrat-to-new-york-governor-hochul/

NEWS BUSTERS
— PBS Cues Disgruntled Ex-Republican Joe Walsh to Slam ‘Far Right Gun-Loving Kook’ – Brad Wilmouth
https://newsbusters.org/node/284410/print

TOWNHALL
— If Ignorance is Bliss, with the Trump Verdict, Liberals Are Euphoric – Jeff Davidson
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2024/06/02/if-ignorance-is-bliss-with-the-trump-verdict-liberals-are-euphoric-n2639794
— Democrats Deserve Everything Bad That Comes Their Way…And More – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2024/06/02/democrats-deserve-everything-bad-that-comes-their-wayand-more-n2639853

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.aol.com/news/defending-trump-gop-attacks-justice-100000270.html
— Vulnerable Republicans stay silent on Trump conviction – MIKE LILLIS (COMMENT: How vulnerable are the Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in your precinct?)
https://www.aol.com/news/vulnerable-republicans-stay-silent-trump-225957437.html

YAHOO
— ‘Now he’s seen as a symbol’: Republicans rally around Trump – Shia Kapos and Lisa Kashinsky (COMMENT: How vulnerable are the Republican candidates on the November 5, 2024 ballot in your precinct? What positions do they take on Trump? I should write about the positions that the Republican candidates on the ballot in my precinct and their political consultants, major donors, fundraisers, pollsters, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers take on Trump and on me.)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/now-seen-symbol-republicans-rally-022335677.html
— Donald Trump rails against ‘disgrace’ verdict – and rages the US ‘has gone to hell… is a nation in decline’ – Ariana Baio
https://au.news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-rails-against-disgrace-213345561.html

CNN
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Kinzinger.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUi6xwe5xbE

MSN
— Franklin Graham Slams ‘Woke’ Boy Scouts, Offers New Alternative – Bo Beard
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/franklin-graham-slams-woke-boy-scouts-offers-new-alternative/ss-BB1np7ti
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/gop-legislators-parrot-anti-gay-group-in-natural-family-month-proclamation/ar-BB1np7xO
— Biden Stakes Re-Election Campaign on Reviving Bad Memories of Trump. – Aaron Zitner, Catherine Lucey (COMMENT: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress their success in a) removing me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee, b) ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, c) ending my bid to be selected to fill a Wheaton City Council vacancy in 2019, d) gerrymandering my precinct in 2015, e) ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, f) ending my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member ship in 2011, g) ending my service as the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster in 2010 and 2004, h) ending my Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) Steering Committee membership in 2007, i) almost getting ICRC to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters in 2006, j) ending my bid to serve as the MTRO Treasurer in 2004, and k) ending my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board of directors membership in 2004. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-stakes-re-election-campaign-on-reviving-bad-memories-of-trump/ar-BB1nqgPy

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/01/nyregion/donald-trump-new-york-nyc.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/31/us/politics/trump-speech-fact-check.html
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use charities to promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/02/us/migrants-charities-shelters-threats.html
— Stuck in a Starter Home – Rukmini Callimachi (COMMENT: In 1978, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes were furious when my wife and I could afford to buy and did buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/1017-E-Harrison-Ave-60187/home/18135528 ). In 1984, they were even more furious that we could afford to have built and did have built 915 Cove Court in Wheaton ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/915-Cove-Ct-60189/home/18126600 ). They have always viciously attacked me as being overpaid. In my defense, I stress that I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, that I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, that I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and that I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt and became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/02/realestate/housing-market-rates-prices-slow.html
— Boys and men ever-increasingly crash and burn.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/28/opinion/melinda-french-gates-reproductive-rights.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly crow about their success in convicting Trump. To justify their success in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old in 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors stressed “off the record” their success in a) always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, b) delaying my promotions and never promoting me beyond GS-13, c) keeping me off audits of IRS except 1986-1988, and d) forcing me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/30/opinion/trump-trial-guilty-felony.html
— 6 Common Campaign Themes of Democrats Leading in the Polls – David Leonhardt
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/29/briefing/democrats-who-are-winning.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats weigh tying GOP candidates to Trump’s hush money verdict. House Democrats steered clear of Trump’s personal scandals in their 2018 campaign, but now candidates are pressing the case. – Paul Kane
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/01/democrats-trump-guilty-verdict-campaign/
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/06/02/russia-trump-putin-us-election/709d4862-209f-11ef-becb-2cf8dbfd9eb9_story.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/06/01/pride-month-lgbtq-rights-gay-trans/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in convicting Trump.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/newsletter/2024-06-01/opinion-newsletter-trump-got-a-fair-trial-opinion

ABC AUGUSTA
— Columbia County Republican Party hosted a Rally to show support for former President Trump and encourage voting. (COMMENT: What are the following doing to show support for Trump: a) your Republican county party organization and b) your Republican township/ward party organization?)
https://www.wjbf.com/news/columbia-county-republican-party-host-trump-solidarity-rally/

NBC LOS ANGELES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/national-international/lgbtq-pride-month-is-starting-to-show-its-colors-around-the-world-what-to-know/3426443/

NPR PITTSBURGH
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wesa.fm/politics-government/2024-06-01/first-lady-jill-biden-pittsburgh-pride-president

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— For the roughly one-third of American voters who remain up for grabs in the presidential election, Donald Trump’s conviction in the New York hush-money case could push them toward backing him, President Biden or another option. – Vivian Salama and Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/trump-guilty-verdict-voters-2024-election-a5d7d68f

POLITICO
— Trump faces the cost of conviction – RYAN LIZZA, EUGENE DANIELS and RACHAEL BADE (COMMENT: Since I was 49 years old in 1997, I have had to pay the price of being forced into early retirement by my Democrat superiors. Further, I have had to pay the price of their a) always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes since 1989, b) delaying my promotion to GS-13 until 1986 and never promoting me beyond GS-13, c) keeping me off audits of IRS except 1986-1988, and d) forcing me to take a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2024/06/01/trump-faces-the-cost-of-conviction-00161143

May 28, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What steered you away from vices, poverty, and crime? What steered you toward your successes in life? For me, it was my parents who were conservative Republicans who stressed personal responsibility and becoming a productive member of society. They had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL), raised me as a MSL, and had me confirmed as a MSL. Even though neither of them attended college and my father was only the first of my ancestors to earn a high school diploma and my mother never attended high school, their upbringing of me motivated/enabled me to work my way through college and earn a bachelor’s degree, three masters degrees, six professional certifications, and a professional license. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party a) to issue a detailed press release on its State Convention and b) to post on its website its new platform and its 12 new resolutions. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Do you know who represented you at the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention on its National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Committee and on its Platform and Resolutions Committee? Do you know how they voted and why? Questions for your representative on the National Committeeman and National Committeewoman Committee: when the final vote was taken, a) did you vote for White or for Shaw for National Committeeman and why and b) did you vote for Belford or for Lasonde for National Committeewoman and why? Which candidates did you vote for in earlier rounds of voting and why? Questions for your representative on the Platform and Resolutions Committee, when the final vote was taken, did you vote for or against the following and why a) each of the proposed resolutions including direct election of IRP State Central Committee members and b) the IRP platform? How did you vote in earlier rounds of voting and why? If I had not been removed from the Platform and Resolutions Committee, I would have answered the aforesaid questions. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— In my opinion, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should include the following in their next precinct letter concerning the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Convention: a) who the speakers were, b) how many delegates there were in total and from their congressional district (CD), county, and township/ward, c) the names of the delegates from their CD, county, and township/ward, d) who their IRP State Central Committee (SCC) member appointed to represent them on the IRP State Convention committees and how they voted on the new IRP platform, the 12 new resolutions, direct election of IRP SCC members, National Committeeman, and National Committeewoman, e) links to the new platform and to the 12 new resolutions on the IRP website, and f) lots of information on the new IRP National Committeeman Dean White and the new IRP National Committeewoman Rhonda Belford. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PARTY POLITICS: Illinois Republicans united behind former President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during their state convention in Collinsville over the weekend. They also got behind a platform that attacks Democrats for supporting abortion rights, eliminating cash bail and promoting transgender identity, according to the Tribune’s Rick Pearson and Jeremy Gorner. Cheering for Trump: “Joe Biden’s vision for the country and JB Pritzker’s vision for the state is, it’s a disaster, and may I say, even that it’s evil,” Congresswoman Mary Miller, a member of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, said during the conference. Roll call: Miller was also elected to be the delegation leader of Illinois and could be the voice we hear during roll call to support Trump at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. There was drama: The election to determine the new Republican National Committee members became divisive. An election had to be held because current members Richard Porter and Demetra DeMonte will see their terms come up at the end of the convention. How it played out: Republican State Central Committeeman Dean White was elected to replace Porter after Lake County GOP Chair Mark Shaw was twice rejected during voting on the convention floor. Shaw dropped out, opening the lane for White. Rhonda Belford, the Hardin County GOP chair, will replace DeMonte after the convention. “There are always going to be disagreements. You see that among Democrats, too,” DeMonte told Playbook after the convention. Her take: “There wasn’t any disunity.” If you are Mark Shaw, Playbook would like to hear from you. Email skapos@politico.com – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/05/28/state-budget-still-up-in-the-air-00160091

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— At least 41 shot, 9 fatally, in citywide Memorial Day weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-this-weekend-memorial-day-gun-violence-police/14877210/
— Dad gets into shootout with group trying to steal cars while 5 daughters sleep inside Winnetka home. Suspects broke into Sheridan Road house to steal keys before trying to take Range Rover, Maserati. (COMMENT: Winnetka today, your municipality tomorrow. What are you doing to avoid car theft? While I worked for IRS in Chicago, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971 and my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/winnetka-homeowner-exchanges-fire-suspects-steal-car-sheridan/14877966/

NBC5
— Winnetka homeowner exchanges gunfire with suspect in attempted car theft. The suspects fled the scene after the exchange of gunfire. (COMMENT: Winnetka today, your municipality tomorrow. What are you doing to avoid car theft? While I worked for IRS in Chicago, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971 and my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/winnetka-homeowner-exchanges-gunfire-with-suspect-in-attempted-car-theft/3447578/

CBS2
— UChicago to withhold degree from at least one pro-Palestinian demonstrator – Sabrina Franza
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/uchicago-withhold-degree-palestinian-demonstrator/
— What happens if Trump is convicted in New York? No one can really say – Graham Kates
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-happens-if-trump-is-convicted-in-new-york-trial/
— Activists, leaders work to prevent violence in Chicago this summer (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/leaders-activists-push-safety-violent-memorial-day-weekend-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8I0Y-JSDhYU
— 5-year-old among 9 killed, 30 hurt in Chicago shootings during Memorial Day weekend – Jeramie Bizzle, Beth Lawrence (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-shootings-memorial-day-weekend-may-24-to-28/
— Winnetka homeowner exchanges gunfire with suspects trying to steal car – John Dodge (COMMENT: Winnetka today, your municipality tomorrow. What are you doing to avoid car theft? While I worked for IRS in Chicago, my 1969 Dodge Charger SE was stolen in Chicago in 1971 and my 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air was stolen in Chicago in 1973.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/winnetka-car-theft-gunfire/

WGN9
— Over 30 fall victim to shootings over Memorial Day weekend in Chicago (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://wgntv.com/news/over-30-fall-victim-to-shootings-over-memorial-day-weekend-in-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjYWC31GLVc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xs8akgzKqmE

FOX32
— Chicago crime: 27 shot, 7 killed so far in Memorial Day weekend violence – Tia Ewing (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-crime-memorial-day-weekend-violence

WBBM
— Chicago police officer takes teens on a camping trip to give them a ‘safe place’ over Memorial Day weekend. – (COMMENT: When you were young, how safe was your municipality? While I lived in Crete 1948-1972, it was very safe.)
https://www.wtvy.com/2024/05/27/police-officer-takes-teens-camping-trip-give-them-safe-place-over-memorial-day-weekend/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Closing arguments, jury instructions and maybe a verdict? A major week looms in Donald Trump’s hush money trial. – ERIC TUCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/27/major-week-trump-hush-money-trial/
— FRONT PAGE: Gov. J.B. Pritzker continues clashing with Illinois Senate over parole board – DAN PETRELLA and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/28/gov-j-b-pritzker-continues-clashing-with-illinois-senate-over-parole-board/
— FRONT PAGE: CTA could provide up to 250 buses for use during the DNC. Will that leave enough for regular bus service? – Sarah Freishtat
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/cta-could-provide-up-to-250-buses-for-use-during-the-dnc-will-that-leave-enough-for-regular-bus-service/ar-BB1nbmSu

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 9 killed, 30 wounded in Memorial Day weekend gun violence across Chicago. Among the dead are 5-year-old Reign Ware, who was fatally shot in the abdomen while sitting in a parked car in the 200 block of South Campbell Avenue. (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/05/27/memorial-day-weekend-2024-continues-violent-trend-28-shot-7-killed
— 2 ex-jail officials say they were fired after claiming they were coerced into political work for Sheriff Tom Dart. Drake Carpenter and Aracelis Gotay were suspended without pay in March of 2022 amid a federal investigation involving the sheriff’s office. – Andy Grimm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/the-watchdogs/2024/05/27/cook-county-jail-officials-fired-coerced-political-work-sheriff-tom-dart

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Prairie Band Potawatomi land deal clears Illinois Senate, returns to House – PETER HANCOCK (COMMENT: If you run for a government office or for a political office as a Republican, anticipate/expect that sooner or later, if any of your ancestors homesteaded a farm, Democrats and RINOs will use that against you. They will hint/imply/argue/shout that you directly, substantially, and unfairly benefitted from that and that therefore, you should pay reparations. If I ran for an office, they would stress a) that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a 240-acre farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854, b) that they sold that land and bought 10 acres just northeast of downtown Crete in 1864, c) that my grandfather had a home built on that land in 1926, d) that I lived in that home 1954-1972, and e) that I inherited that home and sold it in 2022.)
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/prairie-band-potawatomi-land-deal-clears-illinois-senate/article_af1d1eb4-1c71-11ef-856a-3f6519303841.html

WQAD
— Illinois Senate Democrats send $53.1B spending plan to House – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/politics/illinois-politics/illinois-senate-democrats-531-billion-spending-plan-house-capitol-news/526-456b2ed3-b494-4894-b78e-b418c7d24bdd

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Pastor Criticized For No Transit Experience Withdraws From RTA Board Nomination. Rev. Ira Acree said the City Council and most agency boards should be vacated if alderpeople now want to only go off experience. – Mack Liederman (COMMENT: GAO audits IRS. After working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. The Democrats who ran GAO wasted my knowledge of IRS. The kept me off audits of IRS except 1986-1988 and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/05/24/pastor-criticized-for-no-transit-experience-withdraws-from-rta-board-nomination/

HOODLINE
— CHICAGO CONFRONTS DISMAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH 7 DEATHS AMID SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE – Damon R. Sheffield (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://hoodline.com/2024/05/chicago-confronts-dismal-memorial-day-weekend-with-7-deaths-amid-surge-in-gun-violence/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/28/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-298/
— Welch to convene House at noon Tuesday.
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/27/welch-to-convene-house-at-noon-tomorrow/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

JEFF BERKOWITZ
— In Part 2 of our interview w/the Big Tent Coalition’s CEO, Tim Ozinga, the discussion focuses on the dearth of real political leaders in IL and the key challenges facing the State. – Alana Goodman
https://jeffberkowitz208.substack.com/p/in-part-2-of-our-interview-wthe-big

WIREPOINTS
— New Trier School District set to produce next $8 million superintendent pensioner – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-trier-school-district-set-to-produce-next-8-million-superintendent-pensioner-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS LOSE 127,000 STUDENTS – Hilary Gowins (COMMENT: Illinois parents a) who cannot avoid public schools because they cannot afford religious schools and b) who do not want Illinois teachers to make their children “good little Democrats,” take their children and move out of Illinois. My parents sent me to religious schools 1953-1962 even though my father never made more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars and my mother never worked outside of the home until after he died.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/editorial-illinois-public-schools-lose-127000-students-since-pandemic/
— How Illinois can give parents more choice within public school system. – Hannah Schmid (COMMENT: Yes, but ever-increasingly, Illinois parents are Democrats who therefore by definition are anti-conservative and anti-Republican and want teachers a) to make their children sexually active LGBTQers and b) to promote dependency on government and charity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and race and gender based preference giving, that is, Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/report-how-illinois-can-give-parents-more-choice-within-public-school-system/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— NewsGuard primes children in public schools for life of leftist activism. The latest way K-12 students are being indoctrinated. – John Tillman
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/27/newsguard-primes-children-in-public-schools-for-li/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Harvard Graduation Marred by Anti-Semitism Controversy as Speaker Accuses Critics of Smearing Her for ‘Money and Power’ Commencement speaker Maria Ressa employs anti-Semitic trope to blast critics, prompting Harvard rabbi to walk off the stage. – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/campus/harvard-commencement-speaker-told-graduates-her-critics-had-smeared-her-for-money-and-power-new-translation-confirms-the-critics-were-correct/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Because I accepted your invitation to be here today, I was attacked online and called anti-Semitic by money and power because they want money and power,” she told Harvard graduates during the May 23 ceremony.)

NEW YORK POST
— Here’s why the case against Trump should end in ‘not guilty’ – Jonathan Turley
https://nypost.com/2024/05/27/opinion/heres-why-the-case-against-trump-should-end-in-not-guilty/

BREITBART
— Denver Offers How-To Guide on Turning Cities into Taxpayer-Funded Immigrant Sanctuaries – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/27/denver-offers-how-to-guide-on-turning-cities-into-taxpayer-funded-immigrant-sanctuaries/

FEDERALIST
— America Has Become The Land Of The Selfish, Home Of The Indoctrinated – M.D. KITTLE
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/27/america-has-become-the-land-of-the-selfish-home-of-the-indoctrinated/
— Trans Activists Quietly Build ‘Gender-Affirming’ Monopoly On Centers For Abused Children – LAURA BRYANT HANFORD
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/28/trans-activists-quietly-build-gender-affirming-monopoly-on-centers-for-abused-children/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— States and Localities Can Determine Whether to Resettle Refugees In Their Communities – Shari Rendall
https://www.fairus.org/legislation/state-and-local/states-and-localities-can-determine-whether-resettle-refugees-their

NEW AMERICAN
— Non-white Privilege? Anti-white Racism Reigns in U.S., Says Jeremy Carl – Selwyn Duke (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from non-Whites, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders hint/imply/argue/shout that they are anti-White.)
https://thenewamerican.com/us/culture/non-white-privilege-anti-white-racism-reigns-in-u-s-says-jeremy-carl/

NEWSMAX
— Sheltering Migrants Jacks Up Costs of NYC Hotel Rooms – Mark Swanson
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/nyc-hotels-prices/2024/05/27/id/1166352/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/27/arts/pride-events-nyc.html

USA TODAY
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters have bombarded the jurors, as well as everyone else in the world, with ever-increasing hatred against not only Trump, but against those who share his demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owner, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid has hurt Biden because Biden shares the aforesaid demographics with Trump except that Biden is liberal, Democrat, Catholic, and Irish American.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2024/05/22/trump-defense-rests-hush-money-trial-jury-duty/73772795007/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How a right-wing internet broadcaster became Trump’s loyal herald.”
https://apnews.com/article/trump-rallies-right-side-broadcasting-maga-election-27befda2383b917ab6e1213df19e5813

MSN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/how-to-change-the-gender-on-your-driver-s-license/ar-AA1cVZim

May 23, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. What do you hope that Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders will stress at their State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? I hope that they will stress defending and advancing the Republican Party platform, and especially its personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. I hope that they will stress direct election of IRP State Central Committee members. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

May 14, 2024

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Officially, who are all the candidates for Illinois Republican Party (IRP) National Committeeman and National Committeewoman? What are their qualifications? Why are they running? Illinois Republicans await a press release from the IRP. The deadline for applying was Friday, May 3, 2024 at 5:00 PM. According to a May 8, 2024 Prairie State Wire article at https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/658419645-kolber-seeking-rnc-committeeman-seat-important-green-shoots-are-growing-in-illinois , Vince Kolber is seeking the IRP National Committeeman seat and he faces Dean White (8th CD) and Mark Shaw (1st CD). While I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2010, I conducted a candidate forum for an open IRP National Committeeman seat. Jack Roeser participated. See a Chicago Tribune article titled “Illinois Republicans pick Williamson as new national GOP representative” at https://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2010/04/illinois-republicans-pick-williamson-as-new-national-gop-representative.html and a Huffington Post article titled “Jack Roeser, Wealthy Conservative, Passed Over For GOP Leadership Role; Rich Williamson Wins National Committeeman” at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jack-roeser-wealthy-conse_n_549492 . From the Tribune article: “Williamson succeeds Pat Brady, who vacated the position when he became chairman of the Illinois Republican Party last year. Also interested in the national post were conservative Carpentersville businessman Jack Roeser and former governor candidate Jim Oberweis. The selection was made before a Republican fundraiser in honor of the statewide ticket and featuring controversial RNC Chairman Michael Steele. It was supposed to be open to the media, but Brady decided to close it today.” – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— APRIL 13, 2024 FLASHBACK: IL GOP National Committeeman Race Heats Up, Includes a Former State Party Chairman and a Wisconsin Voter
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/04/il-gop-national-committeeman-race-heats-up-includes-a-former-state-party-chairman-and-a-wisconsin-voter.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The race amongst the Illinois Republican Party’s State Central Committee to be the next Republican National Committeeman is heating up as candidates campaign to replace outgoing national committeeman Richard Porter and national committeewoman Demetra Demonte, who cannot run for a third time because of term limits. While the state central committee represents the governing board of the IL GOP, the national committeeman – one male and one female, represents the state party along with the state GOP chairman before the Republican National Committee The position requires frequent travel to RNC meetings throughout the country and they are elected by delegates at the state convention. The national committeeman also votes in the RNC chairman’s election, and last year, Porter, Demonte and IL GOP chairman Don Tracy all voted to support Ronna Romney-McDaniel over the grassroots-backed candidate Harmeet Dhillon. Running to replace Porter are three candidates: state central committee members Mark Shaw and Dean White, and IL GOP Finance Committee Chair Vince Kolber.”)

IDAHO POST REGISTER
— This race matters (COMMENT: Who is your Republican Precinct Committeeman? Since 2002, leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) who oppose direction of IRP State Central Committee members and/or who reject planks in the IRP platform have failed in their efforts to recruit a registered Republican in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 59 (previously Precinct 9) in Wheaton to run against me and to defeat me for Precinct Committeeman. But I anticipate/expect that the aforesaid leaders will do whatever that they believe is necessary to get a registered Republican in my precinct to run against me and to defeat me in 2026. I should write a book the aforesaid leaders and the many big adverse actions that they have taken against me so far, most recently, removing me from the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.)

https://www.postregister.com/freeaccess/opinion-this-race-matters/article_3cabc650-0d5d-11ef-8912-03b65b4c49d4.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Precinct committeemen wield tremendous power within the Republican and Democratic parties. They elect the county political party leaders, set the county party rules and send delegates to the state convention where they vote on the state party platform and state party officers. You vote for them during the May primary elections. They’re on your ballot if you are affiliated with the Republican or Democratic parties. Registered Republicans vote for Republican PCOs, and registered Democrats vote for Democratic PCOs. If you are not affiliated with a party, you have no say.”)

IDAHO CAPITOL SUN & NEWS FROM THE STATES
— Idaho 2024 primary election: Precinct committee races represent battle for soul of GOP. Hundreds of Idahoans are running for obscure precinct positions that could shake up the state’s Republican Party leadership. – CLARK CORBIN
https://idahocapitalsun.com/2024/05/13/idaho-2024-primary-election-precinct-committee-races-represent-battle-for-soul-of-gop/
https://www.newsfromthestates.com/article/idaho-2024-primary-election-precinct-committee-races-represent-battle-soul-gop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Hundreds of obscure, down ballot primary election races for neighborhood-level political positions are drawing intense competition in Idaho and have the potential to shake up party leadership – particularly within the dominant Republican Party. The problem – according to officials on both sides of the fight for control and influence of the Republican Party – is that many voters have no idea what precinct committeemen are and likely don’t recognize the names of candidates running for these positions because they aren’t high profile offices like a congressional representative, state legislator or even a county commissioner or city council member. “I would say 99% of people don’t know and don’t know who their precinct committeeman is,” former Idaho Lt. Gov. Jack Riggs said in a telephone interview. “But your neighborhood precinct is the foundation of the party, and in our case, the Republican Party.” The stakes are so high that Riggs wrote in an April 26 opinion piece for the North Idaho Republicans that “This May, precinct committeeman will be the most important race on the ballot.” Riggs, a Republican physician who served as lieutenant governor from 2001 to 2003, is the co-founder of a group called North Idaho Republicans. The group is one of at least two groups of established, traditional Idaho Republicans who are engaging heavily in the precinct committee elections this year as part of an effort to take the Republican Party back from its current leadership team that includes Chairwoman Dorothy Moon. The other group is called Gem State Conservatives, and it includes former Idaho Republican Party chairmen Trent Clark and Tom Luna. Moon defeated Luna to become chairperson of the Idaho Republican Party in 2022. . .“There is a statewide effort to take over the party at the precinct level,” Regan said in a telephone interview. “That is not what precinct committeemen are supposed to be; it’s not supposed to be the elites and the higher ups, it’s supposed to be the grassroots, the ma and pa,” Regan added. “It’s supposed to represent the voters and the people, not a bunch of special interests. When Tom Luna lost in a landslide and his faction of the party was no longer in charge of the party, they set aside their prior calls for unity at the convention when they lost and a bunch got up and left.” Multiple efforts to reach Moon, the chairwoman of the Idaho Republican Party, were unsuccessful. Additionally, Moon did not respond to a list of questions about precinct committee races that a reporter from the Sun emailed to Moon and another Idaho GOP official on April 22. What is a precinct committeeman and what do they do in Idaho? There are only a few requirements to run for precinct committeeman. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, be a U.S. citizen and have been a registered voter in the precinct for at least six months before the election. Idaho law refers to the position as precinct committeeman, but anyone can run for the office, not just men. Although they are obscure, the precinct committeemen are important because they make up the grassroots level of political parties and help determine the parties’ leaders and rules. For example, the precinct committeeman elected in the May 21 Republican primary will play a big role in who is elected chairperson of the Idaho Republican Party during the upcoming GOP state convention this summer. Precinct committeemen essentially make up the county central committees for political parties in Idaho. Under state law, within 10 days of the primary election, the precinct committeemen who are elected are required to meet, organize their county central committees and elect a county chairperson and officers. Once the county central committees are organized, they select the delegates that will attend the 2024 Idaho GOP State Convention that begins June 13 in Coeur d’Alene. At the convention, delegates will vote on who to elect as chairperson of the Idaho Republican Party and will help write and pass any changes to party rules or the party platform, which lists the party’s core beliefs and policies it supports. In Idaho, it is basically impossible to track how much money is going into precinct committeeman campaigns. Unlike other offices, there are no campaign finance reporting requirements for precinct committeemen with the county or the state, and there is no limit to what they can raise or spend, said Chelsea Carattini, a spokesperson for the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. Precinct committeemen are required to disclose a “paid for by” designation on any materials, Carattini said. Campaign finance information gives the public a transparent look at money funding political campaigns and candidates, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. For state level candidates, all money raised and spent on a campaign must be tracked and accounted for, according to the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office. Even local county candidates and judicial candidates must report campaign finance information once they raise $500, including the sources and expenses for that first $500. But for precinct committeemen, there are no such reporting requirements, Carattini said. How many precinct candidates are running in Idaho’s primary election this year? Unlike statewide races and elections, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office does not maintain a list of all the statewide candidates running for precinct committeeman in Idaho, Carattini said. Instead of the state keeping tabs, it’s up to local county election officials. But for context, there are almost 300 Republicans in Ada County alone running for a precinct committeeman position in the May 21 Republican primary. . .How can you tell where precinct committeeman candidates stand on issues? The ability to inform voters about these tiny precinct level offices is a challenge for everybody on all sides of this election. The North Idaho Republicans and supporters of the Gem State Conservatives have published lists of the precinct committeeman candidates they are supporting or have recruited. Regan said Republican Party rules prevent central committees from endorsing precinct committeemen. Instead, the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee has published a list of its current precinct committeemen in a list posted below a list of candidates for other offices that have been vetted and recommended by the Kootenai County Republican Central Committee. Beyond looking at lists published online or on social media, Wasden recommends voters find out what precinct they are in and spend time researching the candidates running for precinct committeeman in their neighborhood. To support establishment Republicans looking to take the party back, Wasden urged voters to listen to see if candidates support education and public schools, reasonable government services, low taxes and fewer regulations. There’s been an increase in those running for the position in other Idaho counties as well. “For years now, the public’s interest and participation in Idaho’s Republican Party has been growing, and this year there were a record number of applicants to serve in Bonneville County,” said a press release from Nicholas Contos, Bonneville County Republican Party chairman. Across the state, there are more than 930 precincts in total, and each precinct can be represented by a different precinct committeeman in each of the four political parties the state recognizes. While state election officials do not have an exact number of precinct committeeman candidates running for office this year, longtime political observers say they have never seen this much interest and competition for the positions. “Right now what is happening is traditional, true Republicans have decided we are going to take back this party,” said Tracey Wasden, a longtime Republican booster and party official who has served as a precinct committeeman and president of the Idaho Federation of Republican Women.”)

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— A Republican operative is running for Congress in Georgia with Trump’s blessing. Will it be enough? (COMMENT: I have never been an operative for any person and I never will be. My critics/opponents have a very hard time calling me an operative because I do not need/want more money. I have enough money. I have a Civil Service Retirement System pension, currently $65,165/year. The federal government pays 72% of my and my wife’s health insurance. We have no debts. We have no children or dependents. We have substantial retirement savings. We own a home in Wheaton, a car condo in Naperville, and seven cars and an SUV. I have no desire for a political office or government office. I am 75 years old. Because of the aforesaid, no one manipulates me, no one dominates me, and no one ever will. While they can and do take big public adverse actions against me, for example, removing me from the Illinois Republican Party Platform and Resolution Committee, my critics/opponents decry that no one can tell me what to do.)
https://srnnews.com/a-republican-operative-is-running-for-congress-in-georgia-with-trumps-blessing-will-it-be-enough/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— The Illinois Democratic Party elected their seven “base” members to serve on the Democratic National Committee on Monday. They are Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, Congresswomen Robin Kelly and Delia Rameriz, former Senate President John Cullerton, Democratic Committeewoman Kristina Zahorik and former Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes. Here’s how the votes broke down, via Lee Enterprises’ Brenden Moore. ( https://twitter.com/brendenmoore13/status/1790178141769466021 ) – SHIA KAPOS (COMMENT: It would be great if the Illinois Republican Party would be so open.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Northwestern threatens disciplinary action as American, Israeli flags vandalized. Flags were set up for Israel’s Memorial Day. – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/post/northwestern-president-threatens-disciplinary-action-as-american-israeli-flags-near-former-pro-palestinian-encampment-vandalized/14812323/
— CPD’s massive safety plan to protect Chicago during DNC – Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Tom Jones, Maggie Green and Adriana Aguilar and Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14810925/

NBC5
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/city-announces-more-changes-to-chicago-pride-parade-reversing-course-after-reducing-event-size/3435618/

CBS2
— End-of-year FEST at DePaul University canceled with protest encampment continuing – Adam Harrington
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/end-of-year-fest-depaul-university-canceled-protest-encampment/
— Antisemitic signs left on cars in Chicago’s West Ridge community
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/antisemitic-flyers-cars-chicago-west-ridge-community/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4WjlfuTux4

FOX32
— Chicago police investigate anti-Semitic fliers found on predominantly Jewish block – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-antisemitic-fliers-jewish-neighborhood

WTTW
— Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin Fined $10K for Firing Whistleblowers – Heather Cherone (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, I increasingly blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination. Consequently, they increasingly took big adverse actions against me.)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/05/13/chicago-city-treasurer-melissa-conyears-ervin-fined-10k-firing-whistleblowers

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With or without CPS/CTU ‘day of action’ in Springfield, there’s no more money for Chicago schools – Editorial
https://www.yahoo.com/news/editorial-without-cps-ctu-day-100500103.html
— ‘We’re on the friends and family plan now’: New details emerge in alleged AT&T scheme to bribe House speaker. – Jason Meisner, Ray Long
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/we-re-on-the-friends-and-family-plan-now-new-details-emerge-in-alleged-at-t-scheme-to-bribe-house-speaker/ar-BB1mjYvV

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote more hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/05/13/donald-trump-going-overseas-president-elections-gene-lyons

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO PHOTOS: GOP legislative hopefuls sue state over slating ban – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240513/illinois-state-politics/gop-legislative-hopefuls-sue-state-over-slating-ban/
— Democrats promote Democrats who blast Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240513/nation-and-world-politics/democratic-ad-campaign-tries-to-chip-away-at-trump-support-among-rural-swing-voters-in-3-key-states/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Ron DeSantis is planning to raise money for Donald Trump in Florida and Texas and possibly other large states in the coming weeks. – AP
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/nation-world/ron-desantis-is-planning-to-raise-money-for-donald-trump-in-florida-and-texas-ap/article_b1fc6b05-981a-56b4-b12c-b03c7f84f727.html

SOUTHERN
— Haley voters don’t want Trump – Isabella Murray (COMMENT: I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999. For general elections, Republican Precinct Committeemen are required to help elect those candidates who win Republican primary elections. I have always done that.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/05/13/zombie-haley-voters-dont-want-trump-but-many-not-sold-on-biden-either/

WSIL TV
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run America. The more that you question the 2020 election, the faster that they destroy you.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/consumer/rudy-guiliani-s-radio-show-has-been-canceled-after-he-repeatedly-discussed-false-2020-election/article_530e149b-0b63-5343-96da-7034bed4a7f6.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUID & WCIA
— Anticipate/expect that Democrat leaders will send their illegals to battleground/swing states to use their false identifications to vote for Biden.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/johnsons-intuition-clashes-with-data-on-illegal-voting/
https://www.wcia.com/news/politics/ap-politics/ap-trump-to-stump-in-minnesota-a-traditionally-blue-state-he-insists-he-can-win-is-it-really-in-play/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/13/afternoon-roundup-196/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Candidates file lawsuit challenging Illinois’ hastily changed election law – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_1718e3a2-115c-11ef-93b1-47f6d0682015.html

COOK COUNTY
— IL Dems unconstitutionally changed election rules to block Republican candidates from fall ballot, lawsuit says
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/658603879-il-dems-unconstitutionally-changed-election-rules-to-block-republican-candidates-from-fall-ballot-lawsuit-says

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP lawmakers Tuberville, Vance, Malliotakis attend court to support Trump – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/13/gop-sens-tuberville-vance-and-rep-malliotakis-atte/
— GOP leaders clash with Secret Service over ‘protest trap’ near Republican National Convention site – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/13/gop-leaders-clash-with-secret-service-over-protest/
— Trump campaign rails at ‘disgusting’ Mother’s Day ad from Biden-Harris campaign – Mallory Wilson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/13/donald-trump-campaign-rails-at-disgusting-mothers-/
— Pull federal funding from universities that won’t protect Jewish students. ‘Never again’ is right now – Rep. Ashley Hinson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/13/pull-federal-funding-from-universities-that-wont-p/
— After U.S. withdrawal, terror groups ‘gaining strength’ in Afghanistan, report warns. Critics questions effectiveness of ‘over the horizon’ surveillance. – Ben Wolfgang
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/14/after-us-withdrawal-terror-groups-gaining-strength/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Can Blinken stand up to anyone other than Israel? – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/3002409/blinken-stand-up-israel/
— Illegal immigration up 3.8 million since Biden became president – Conn Carroll (COMMENT: How many illegals are there in your county, township, municipality, and school district?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3002214/illegal-immigration-up-3-8-million-since-biden-became-president/
— Campus mayhem, funded by our adversaries – Robert Bellafiore
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3002063/campus-mayhem-funded-by-our-adversaries/

NEW YORK POST
— Ken Griffin slams pro-Palestinian protests as ‘performative art,’ urges Harvard to embrace ‘Western values’ – Ariel Zilber
https://nypost.com/2024/05/13/business/ken-griffin-slams-pro-palestinian-protests-as-performative-art/
— Nancy Pelosi yet again reveals Democrats’ disdain for average Americans – Joe Concha (COMMENT: My critics/opponents a) distain those who have less money than they have and/or b) glorify, praise, and pander to those who have more money than they have.).
https://nypost.com/2024/05/13/opinion/nancy-pelosi-yet-again-reveals-democrats-disdain-for-average-americans/
— Border charities spending taxpayer millions on music therapy, ‘people-plant interactions’ and huge salaries – Megan Palin
https://nypost.com/2024/05/13/us-news/border-charities-spend-millions-on-music-therapy-salaries-report/
— Anti-Israel Columbia grads wear zip ties, rip diplomas on stage during commencement – Doree Lewak and Emily Crane
https://nypost.com/2024/05/13/us-news/columbia-university-grads-wear-zip-ties-rip-diplomas-on-stage-during-commencement-ceremony/

BLAZE
— Boston uses taxpayer funds to support anti-ICE groups providing services to illegal aliens – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/boston-uses-taxpayer-funds-to-support-anti-ice-groups-providing-services-to-illegal-aliens
— House Committee investigates surge of Chinese nationals illegally crossing border after Biden relaxes vetting – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-committee-investigates-surge-of-chinese-nationals-illegally-crossing-border-after-biden-relaxes-vetting-report

BREITBART
— Catch and Release: Biden’s DHS Freed Illegal Alien Convicted Killer into U.S. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/05/13/catch-and-release-bidens-dhs-freed-illegal-alien-convicted-killer-into-u-s/

COLLEGE FIX
— Northwestern journalism professor counts Yemeni terrorism supporter among his ‘comrades’ – HUDSON CROZIER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/northwestern-journalism-professor-counts-yemeni-terrorism-supporter-among-his-comrades/

DAILY WIRE
— San Francisco Slammed For Spending Millions Of Dollars For Vodka And Beer For Homeless Alcoholics – Zach Jewell
https://www.dailywire.com/news/san-francisco-program-slammed-for-spending-millions-of-dollars-giving-vodka-and-beer-to-homeless-people-with-severe-alcohol-addiction

FEDERALIST
— Teachers Unions’ Fanatical Hatred Of Children Ignited The Parent Revolution – COREY DEANGELIS
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/13/teachers-unions-fanatical-hatred-of-children-ignited-the-parent-revolution/

EPOCH TIMES
— Why 1960 Alternate Electors Succeeded Where 2020 Ones Failed. The two elections bear striking similarities, but important differences allowed one to succeed, while the other failed. – Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/why-1960-alternate-electors-succeeded-where-2020-ones-failed-5637240
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A November election decades ago produced a clear winner in a hotly contested presidential race. Yet the popular vote immediately came under scrutiny in several states. In one, auditors discovered clear errors in tabulating vote totals. In others, credible evidence of election fraud was uncovered. With a court challenge underway, electors from both parties met at a state capitol and conducted the electoral vote. Two certifications were forwarded to Washington, one declaring the Democratic candidate to be the victor, the other naming the Republican. The Republican vice president—also a candidate in the race—convened a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6. Without fanfare, he moved to accept the Democratic slate of electors and set the Republican electors aside. So ended the presidential election of 1960. The state in question was Hawaii. The vice president was Richard Nixon, who ran against Democrat John F. Kennedy, and would have won if as few as 11,000 votes spread over five battleground states had gone the other way. Sixty years later, history nearly repeated itself as Republican electors from seven states sent alternative electoral certifications to Washington amid allegations of election fraud.)

FEDERALIST
— Without The SAVE Act, The Only Thing Keeping Foreigners From Voting Is The Honor System – MIKE LEE (COMMENT: Do not anticipate/expect that Democrat election officials will stop illegals from voting.)
https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/13/without-the-save-act-the-only-thing-keeping-foreigners-from-voting-is-the-honor-system/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— House Passes Bill to Stop Illegal Aliens from Distorting Congressional Apportionment (COMMENT: How many illegals are there in your congressional district and how many of their illegals have Democrat leaders sent there recently?)
https://www.fairus.org/news/congress/house-passes-bill-stop-illegal-aliens-distorting-congressional-apportionment

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s unvetted migrant parole plan putting every community at risk. Abuse of parole is only one layer of Biden’s immigration ‘strategy,’ one that should be shut down immediately. – Sen. Roger Marshall, M.D.
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/bidens-unvetted-migrant-parole-plan-putting-every-community-at-risk

JUDICIAL WATCH
— New Documents Reveal DC Training for Noncitizen Voting (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that illegals will use their false identifications to register to vote and to vote for Democrats.)
https://www.judicialwatch.org/documents-reveal-dc-training-noncitizen-voting/

NEW AMERICAN
— Could Biden Use Executive Order to Let Illegals Vote? – Catherine Engelbrecht (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Biden will do that.)
https://thenewamerican.com/video/could-biden-use-executive-order-to-let-illegals-vote-catherine-engelbrecht/
— Trump’s Popularity Is Soaring. But Will It Make a Difference? – Steve Bonta (COMMENT: Joseph Stalin said “It’s Not Who Votes That Counts, It’s Who Counts The Votes.”)
https://thenewamerican.com/video/trumps-popularity-is-soaring-but-will-it-make-a-difference/

REAL CLEAR INVESTIGATIONS
— Embattled Dolton Mayor’s Sky-High Salary Revealed – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2024/05/13/waste_of_the_day_embattled_illinois_mayors_sky-high_salary_revealed_1030909.html

TOWNHALL
— NYC Sued for Denying IVF Coverage to Gay Male Couples – Madeline Leesman (COMMENT: Should I write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors who used my and my wife giving up trying to have children in the 1980s without trying IVF to justify taking big adverse actions against me including throwing me off audits of IRS, giving me an extremely bad job assignment and performance appraisal, and ranking me at the bottom of my coworkers for pay-for performance purposes in 1989?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/05/11/nyc-invitro-lawsuit-n2638872

TURNING POINT USA
— Illinois Math and Science Academy Faces Backlash Over Equity Training Requirements for Teachers (COMMENT: Who has used DEI to get rid of you? Those above me in the following continue to use DEI to get rid of me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. Those above me in the following used DEI to get rid of me: American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter in 2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition in 2007, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee in 2011, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois in 2012. Those above me in the following continue to use DEI to get rid of me: Wheaton, Wheaton Park District, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. Those above me in the following used DEI to get rid of me: Post Office in 1969, IRS in 1980, and GAO in 1997. I should write a book those above me in the aforesaid and what they are doing and have done to get rid of me. If I had been a woman or a minority, they would not have taken the many big adverse actions against me that they did.)
https://www.tpusa.com/live/illinois-math-and-science-academy-faces-backlash-over-equity-training-requirements-for-teachers

ZERO HEDGE
— Biden Calls Illegals Crossing The Border “Hispanic Voters” – TYLER DURDEN (COMMENT: No one anticipates/expects that any illegal will ever vote for a Republican. Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promise to give illegals more and more and more preference.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/biden-calls-illegals-crossing-border-hispanic-voters

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— He’s Running for Senate With an Immigrant’s Origin Story. Here’s the Rest. Bernie Moreno, the Republican challenging Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio, tells a riches-to-rags-to-riches tale. But the reality isn’t so tidy. – Jonathan Weisman, Patricia Mazzei and Simón Posada (COMMENT: How much money did your ancestors have when they immigrated? On my father’s side, they had to work in a brick factory in Chicago 1844-1854 before they had enough money to homestead a farm in southeast Crete Township. On my mother’s side, they were sharecroppers in Grant Park along the Indiana border.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/12/us/politics/bernie-moreno-ohio.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/14/us/politics/gop-earmarks-lgbtq-centers.html

MSN
— U.S. Anchor Baby Policy Ensures Easy Welfare Access for Illegals – Jordan Andrews
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/study-finds-u-s-anchor-baby-policy-ensures-easy-welfare-access-for-illegals/ar-AA1mqd0o

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/esg/red-states-sue-eeoc-over-harassment-guidances-lgbtq-protections

NPR
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.npr.org/2024/05/13/1250880650/girl-scouts-migrant-children-asylum-latin-america

QUORA
— Are people responsible for the actions of their ancestors? (COMMENT: What did your ancestors do? On my father’s side, my father took and kept an office job in a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights in 1941 and kept it until he died suddenly in 1969. He married my mother in 1945 and they had me in 1948 and my brother in 1953. My grandfather fought the Germans in WWI, operated Crete’s only a hardware store, had my father and my aunt Eunice, and had 1286 Wood Street built in Crete. My great grandfather raised and sold horses in Crete, operated Crete’s only hardware store, had my grandfather and other children, and had a large historical home built on Main Street in Crete. My great great grandfather and his father immigrated from what is now Germany in 1844, worked in brick factory in Chicago until 1854, homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854, had my great great grandfather and other children, sold the farm and bought 10 acres just northeast of downtown Crete in 1864, raised horses on it, and then operated Crete’s only hardware store. On my mother’s side, my mother was born and raised on a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border. She raised me and my brother. Her parents operated that farm. Her grandparents operated that farm. Her great great grandparents immigrated from what is now Germany in the 1850s and were sharecroppers.)
https://www.quora.com/Are-people-responsible-for-the-actions-of-their-ancestors

DAILY MAIL
— Illegal migrants are being ‘encouraged’ to vote, top Republican warns after shocking documents reveals ‘training’ for noncitizens to cast ballots in Washington D.C. Chip Roy is the lead sponsor of new legislation that will soon hit the House floor to prevent illegal immigrants from voting in federal elections. DC City Council voted to allow illegal immigrants to vote last year. – MORGAN PHILLIPS
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13413623/elections-illegal-migrants-washington-dc-chip-roy.html

TELEGRAPH
— Blame Democratic dysfunction on big cities. The herd effect is leading progressive lawmakers down a dark path where fashion is more important than function. – RICHARD PORTER
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/us/comment/2024/05/12/democrats-crime-herd-affect-urban-joe-biden/

May 4, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Mayor Johnson considers moving downtown migrant shelter to South Side ahead of DNC
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-considers-moving-downtown-migrant-shelter-to-bridgeport-ahead-of-dnc-11th-ward-ald-nicole-lee-says/14762736/
— University of Chicago protest: President says pro-Palestinian encampment ‘cannot continue’ University president said protesters have vandalized buildings, flown Palestinian flag on school flagpole. – Stephanie Wade
https://abc7chicago.com/uchicago-protest-university-of-chicago-president-says-student-pro-palestinian-encampment-on-college-campus-cannot-continue/14760654/
— 9 Chicago police officers on leaked Oath Keepers list will not be punished, CPD says. Far-right, anti-government Oath Keepers played large role in Jan. 6 insurrection. (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition not only played a role in Republican defeats, they caused Republican defeats.)
https://abc7chicago.com/9-members-of-chicago-police-department-on-leaked-oath-keepers-list-will-not-be-punished-cpd-says-group-played-role-in-jan-6/14759928/

NBC5
— Pro-Israel, pro-Palestinian demonstrators rally on University of Chicago campus. Students and university officials on Friday reached an “impasse” during talks about the encampment, which was set up on Monday by pro-Palestinian demonstrators.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pro-israel-pro-palestinian-demonstrators-rally-on-university-of-chicago-campus/3428439/

CBS2
— University of Chicago United for Palestine protesters clash with counter-protesters; police head to scene
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/university-of-chicago-united-for-palestine-protesters-clash/
— Dueling protests as University of Chicago United for Palestine encampment continues. University of Chicago police officers were seen in the center of the Main Quad, separating the UChicago United for Palestine protesters from a group with American flags. – Darius Johnson
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/dueling-protests-as-university-of-chicago-united-for-palestine-encampment-continues/
— Chicago activists make plea for 48 hours of peace this weekend. Community leaders in Pilsen issued a call to action ahead of the Cinco de Mayo weekend. They called for a 48-hour unity challenge – a message they’re spreading not only through a video on social media, but also to neighborhoods outside of their own. – Marybel Gonzalez
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-activists-make-plea-for-48-hours-of-peace-this-weekend/
— Police come to University of Chicago amid clash between protest groups. The university has said the UChicago United for Palestine tent encampment that has been on the Main Quad since Monday must come to an end. – Darius Johnson
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/police-come-to-university-of-chicago-amid-clash-between-protest-groups/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker signs election bill that would favor Democrats in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/02/legislators-pass-election-bill-that-would-favor-democrats-in-november/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: University of Chicago prepares to ‘intervene’ to remove pro-Palestine encampment from campus – REBECCA JOHNSON, ALICE YIN, CAROLINE KUBZANSKY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/03/university-of-chicago-prepares-to-intervene-to-remove-pro-palestine-encampment-from-campus/
— Alderman opposes Johnson’s proposed new migrant shelter location ahead of Democratic convention – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/03/alderman-opposes-johnsons-proposed-new-migrant-shelter-location-ahead-of-democratic-convention/
— Jewish students grapple with how to respond to pro-Palestinian campus protests – JESSE BEDAYN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/05/03/campus-protests/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— University of Chicago officials, protesters hit ‘impasse’ over pro-Palestinian encampment. On a mostly peaceful day, tensions briefly bubbled over when counter-protesters confronted the demonstrators at the university’s Edward Levi Hall. An altercation prompted campus police to respond. – Violet Miller, Jessica Ma and David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/05/03/university-of-chicago-officials-pro-palestinian-protesters-encampment-impasse

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans slam new state election law favoring incumbents – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240503/illinois-state-politics/republicans-slam-new-state-election-law-favoring-incumbents/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/cannabis/illinois-awards-35-new-pot-shop-licenses
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly shout at Blacks that discrimination against Blacks has caused, is causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/midwest-economy-growth-depends-addressing-racism-opinion#/

JOURNAL COURIER
— Local officials feel Illinois bill is aimed at Madison County Republican Jay Keeven. Bill to eliminate ‘slated’ General Assembly candidates awaits JB Pritzker’s action. – Scott Cousins
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/jay-keeven-madison-county-republican-party-19435887.php

DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois gun lawsuits headed to U.S. Supreme Court? – Greg Bishop
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/illinois-gun-lawsuits-headed-to-u-s-supreme-court/article_139b6902-07ed-11ef-919c-7774b1a48291.html

WJOL
— IRS Acts To Address Wide Disparity In Audit Rates Between Black Taxpayers And Other Filers – AP
https://www.wjol.com/irs-acts-to-address-wide-disparity-in-audit-rates-between-black-taxpayers-and-other-filers/

WGLT
— Scientists welcome new rules on marijuana, but research will still face obstacles – Rhitu Chatterjee (COMMENT: What percent of scientists are stoners?)
https://www.wglt.org/2024-05-03/scientists-welcome-new-rules-on-marijuana-but-research-will-still-face-obstacles

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot. Pot is poison.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/health-news/ap-marijuana-backers-eye-proposed-federal-regulatory-change-as-an-aid-to-legalizing-pot-in-more-states/

WIFR
— IRS says it will boost audits on wealthy, address racial disparities
https://www.wifr.com/2024/05/03/irs-says-it-will-boost-audits-wealthy-address-racial-disparities/

WGME
— 108 paid sick days? Illinois school district superintendent’s contract sparks outrage – KRISTINA WATROBSKI
https://wgme.com/news/nation-world/108-paid-sick-days-illinois-school-district-superintendents-contract-sparks-outrage-edwardsville-community-school-district-7-dr-patrick-shelton-education-vacation-time-sick-leave-personal-days-crisis-in-the-classroom

CHICAGO MAROON
— Pro-Palestine Encampment Enters Fifth Day on Quad
https://chicagomaroon.com/42726/news/live-updates-pro-palestine-encampment-enters-fifth-day-on-quad/

WHEATON PATCH
— DUPAGE VETERANS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 10th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER – Sat, May 4, 2024 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/calendar/event/20240504/5765b6e4-f00c-4fcd-8182-d2d3bcc3fff3/dupage-veterans-foundation-announces-10th-annual-fundraiser

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/05/03/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-83/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

IBENDAHL ON POLITICS
— See Who Supports and Who Opposes Restoring Direct Elections
https://ibendahlonpolitics.com/2024/05/02/who-supports-and-opposes-restoring-direct-elections/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Below are two lists of public officials, party officials, civic leaders, grassroots leaders, activists, and candidates who have communicated either their support or their opposition to giving back to all Republican voters the right to directly elect their representatives to the Illinois Republican Party’s state central committee, our state party’s senior governing board.)
— Help Me, Help You
https://ibendahlonpolitics.com/2024/05/02/help-me-help-you/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thank you to everyone who has already stood up for fellow Republican voters in Illinois by demanding that our vote be restored in OUR state party. Please keep spreading the word and encouraging others to sign-on. Any Republican in Illinois is invited to do so HERE. And my latest piece with some interesting history about the Illinois GOP and how we got to where we are (i.e., Republicans losing the big races most all of the time), is HERE. Thanks again and have a great weekend.)

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Candidates feel ‘cheated, violated, robbed’ after Pritzker enacts law ending slating. Despite law, elections board will accept petitions. – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_1667fea4-097b-11ef-8d4e-237d3a918b26.html
— Illinois taxpayer cost to consolidate transit system could be out $1.5 billion – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_47a96222-0963-11ef-9c2c-dba4212a7ba5.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— With less than one month to go, session hits high gear in Springfield
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/658220610-with-less-than-one-month-to-go-session-hits-high-gear-in-springfield

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Kenneally Opposition to Bill Eliminating Mandatory DCFS Reporting of Drug Positive Babies to Local State’s Attorney’s Draws Avalanche of Criticism
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/03/kenneally-opposition-to-bill-eliminating-mandatory-dcfs-reporting-of-drug-positive-babies-to-local-states-attorneys-draws-avalanche-of-criticism/
— Free Ride for GOP State’s Attorney Candidate Randi Freese and County Board Candidates Deena Krieger, Carl Kamienski
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/05/04/free-ride-for-gopstates-attorney-candidate-randi-freese-and-county-board-candidates-deena-krieger-carl-kamienski/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— Supermajority Passes Election Bill That Protects Democratic Incumbents as IL GOP Leaders Fail to Identify 50 Candidates to Run in November
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/05/supermajority-passes-election-bill-that-protects-democratic-incumbents-as-il-gop-leaders-fail-to-identify-50-candidates-to-run-in-november.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Noncitizens caught voting in U.S. elections — here’s how they did it. Illegal noncitizen voters were three times more likely to be Dems than GOP. – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: Illegals use false identifications.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/may/3/noncitizens-do-vote-in-us-elections-heres-how-they/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Denial of equal protection for whites: How culture countered the Constitution in America – William Perry Pendley (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Americans who are White, male, older, heterosexual, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time should not count on equal protection.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2990750/denial-of-equal-protection-for-whites-how-culture-countered-the-constitution-in-america/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 92)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-92/

NEW YORK POST
— US taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing idiotic college extremism – David Harsanyi
https://nypost.com/2024/05/03/opinion/us-taxpayers-shouldnt-be-subsidizing-idiotic-college-extremism/

AMAC
— How much value does a college degree hold in 2024? (COMMENT: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League colleges are WORTHLESS, that is, a) my 1970 bachelor’s degree in management from NIU is WORTHLESS, b) my 1976 MBA from Loyola is WORTHLESS, c) my 1980 master’s degree in accounting from DePaul is WORTHLESS, and d) my 1997 master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT is WORTHLESS. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://amac.us/poll/college-degree-2024/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Biden approves 100,000 illegals for Obamacare next year – AP
https://afn.net/ap/politics/biden-approves-100-000-illegals-for-obamacare-next-year/
— ‘Enough is enough’: Survey shows Americans fed up with illegal immigration – Chad Groening
https://afn.net/national-security/2024/05/03/enough-is-enough-survey-shows-americans-fed-up-with-illegal-immigration/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— University of Chicago Protesters Demand Defunding of Police, Reparations, and Emissions Reductions – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/03/university-of-chicago-protesters-demand-defunding-of-police-reparations-and-emissions-reductions/
— House Speaker Johnson Finally Has Border Crisis Concerns
https://amgreatness.com/2024/05/03/too-little-too-late-house-speaker-johnson-finally-has-border-crisis-concerns/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illegals fly Florida – Mike McDaniel
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/05/illegals_fly_florida.html

BREITBART
— J.D. Vance Blasts Joe Biden Giving Americans’ ‘Hard-Earned Money’ to DACA Illegal Aliens via Obamacare – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/03/j-d-vance-obamacare-daca-illegals/
— Blue State Blues: Democrats Should Skip Chicago, Hold Zoom Convention Again – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/05/03/blue-state-blues-democrats-should-skip-chicago-hold-zoom-convention-again/

CENTER SQUARE
— Why no room at the inns? Feds filled ’em with people here illegally. – Brian Lonergan
https://www.thecentersquare.com/opinion/article_c4b3ba7a-0962-11ef-b775-fb703c5ba5a0.html

DAILY CALLER
— Will States Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Unlawfully Voting In November?
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/03/berry-states-prevent-illegal-aliens-unlawful-vote-november/
— Want To Alleviate The Border Crisis? Follow Texas’ Blueprint
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/03/davis-alleviate-border-crisis-texas-blueprint/
— To promote DEI is to promote hatred against Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://dailycaller.com/2024/05/03/abc-news-president-kim-godwin-dei-chopping-block/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Congressional Subpoena Reveals Airports Used to Facilitate Illegal Immigration – Kari Jacobson
https://www.fairus.org/legislation/executive/congressional-subpoena-reveals-airports-used-facilitate-illegal-immigration
— Illegal Aliens Issue List of Demands After Hundreds Take Over City Park and Refuse to Leave – Joey Chester
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/05/03/illegal-aliens-issue-list-demands-after-hundreds-take-over-city-park-and-refuse

FOX NEWS
— ‘Stop caving to the woke mobs’: GOP ramps up attacks on vulnerable Dems amid anti-Israel campus unrest. A veteran political strategist argues that protests sweeping college campuses are ‘problematic for Democrats on several fronts’ – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stop-caving-woke-mobs-gop-ramps-up-attacks-vulnerable-dems-anti-israel-campus-unrest

MISSOURI SYNOD LUTHERAN CHURCH
— When God’s design is rejected, the whole community suffers – Stacey Eising (COMMENT: Politics is nasty/vicious. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have used against me the most my having been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have stressed the most that unlike them, I am not a member of a church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to a church. I would focus on the aforesaid who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me including removing me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolution Committee and ending my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)
https://reporter.lcms.org/2024/gods-design-for-sexuality-starting-the-conversation/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Northwestern Hit with Lawsuit, Civil-Rights Complaints over Concessions to Encampment Organizers – ZACH KESSEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/northwestern-hit-with-lawsuit-civil-rights-complaints-over-concessions-to-encampment-organizers/
— Biden Giving Obamacare to 100,000 Illegal Immigrants Is Gross Executive Overreach – PHILIP KLEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/biden-giving-obamacare-to-100000-illegal-immigrants-is-gross-executive-overreach/

TOWNHALL
— Illegal Immigrants Ambush Michigan State Capitol to Demand Driver Licenses – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/05/03/illegal-immigrants-gather-at-michigan-state-capitol-to-demand-driver-licenses-n2638620
— Investigating the Investigators | Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson with Andrew McCarthy on Trump case
https://townhall.com/podcasts/townhallreview/2024/05/02/investigating-the-investigators-%7C-dan-proft-&-amy-jacobson-with-andrew-mccarthy-on-trump-case
— The Left’s Radicalization Of Our Children – Scott Hogenson
https://townhall.com/columnists/scotthogenson/2024/05/04/the-lefts-radicalization-of-our-children-n2638619

ZERO HEDGE
— Biden Parole Program Has Flown Illegals To More Than 45 US Cities – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/unlawful-sleight-hand-biden-parole-program-has-flown-illegals-more-45-us-cities

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— University of Chicago President Says ‘Encampment Cannot Continue’ The university is home to the Chicago statement, a framework for free expression that has been embraced by other colleges. – Mitch Smith and Robert Chiarito
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/03/us/university-of-chicago-protest.html
— Joe Biden, Pot President? The president’s allies say the Justice Department’s chill take on marijuana has a political upside. – Jess Bidgood (COMMENT: Pot is poison.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/03/us/politics/marijuana-reclassification-biden.html

WASHINGTON POST
— 134 protesters arrested on 2 campuses had no connection to schools, NYPD says. More than a quarter of protesters arrested Tuesday at Columbia and 60 percent at the City College of New York had no connections to the schools. – Daniel Wu
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/05/03/columbia-arrests-not-students-nypd/

ABC NEWS
— Politics is nasty/vicious. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the most that I am a White supremacist, NAZI, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-compares-political-opponents-vermin-root-alarming-historians/story?id=104847748

YAHOO
— Nikki Haley calls former president ‘diminished’ and ‘unhinged’ (COMMENT: What do the Haley supporters in your congressional district, county, township, municipality, school district, and precinct say about Trump? How many would rather see Biden elected than Trump?)
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/trump-federal-election-case-paused-081120649.html

REUTERS
— Trump vows to fight ‘anti-white feeling’ in US. His allies have a plan – Gram Slattery and Nathan Layne (COMMENT: To curry favor more with minorities, White Democrats and White RINOs ever-increasingly paint themselves as being anti-White.)
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-vows-fight-anti-white-feeling-us-his-allies-have-plan-2024-05-04/

MSNBC
— In a second term, Trump intends to address ‘a bias against white’ As his team prepares to protect white people from discrimination, Donald Trump says he’s concerned about the “problem” related to the “bias against white.” – Steve Benen (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Americans who are White, male, older, heterosexual, non-veteran, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time should not count on equal protection.)
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/second-term-trump-intends-address-bias-white-rcna150556

MSN
— Lara Trump’s Plan For RNC Is Utterly Shredded By Former Chair – Lee Moran
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/lara-trump-s-plan-for-rnc-is-utterly-shredded-by-former-chair/ar-BB1ivFva
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The duty of the RNC, Steele said, was raising money for all Republican candidates on the ballot and putting in place “the infrastructure every candidate will need.” “You are required, Lara, so let me give you a little bit of training here since you want the job,” he continued. “You are required to organize and coordinate every state party and the territories of the United States who are in the Republican family and you are to provide them the platform from which you will launch a platform to talk about what the party believes in.” “Oh, I’m sorry, we don’t have a platform so is that your number one priority, madame co-chair? No, I don’t think so,” Steele added. “You gotta understand what a party is there for.”)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/hope-hicks-on-trump-campaign-messaging-we-were-all-just-following-his-lead-f1fbd2d0
— Illinois’s Plan to Fund Public Universities on the Basis of Race. Schools with abysmal graduation rates would get more money simply for enrolling minorities. – Neetu Arnold
https://wirepoints.org/illinoiss-plan-to-fund-public-universities-on-the-basis-of-race-wall-street-journal/
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: The UAW Has a Gaza Policy. Auto workers chief Shawn Fain signals the union’s solidarity with violent protesters. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/shawn-fain-uaw-hamas-gaza-israel-campus-protests-39d68e2f
— Are Americans Ready for War? As our enemies advance, a prescient author considers what it would take for the U.S. to avoid defeat. The answer is sobering. – Barton Swaim (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly flood America with anti-Americans.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mark-helprin-asks-are-americans-ready-for-war-novelist-scholar-0214b82b
— Biden Needs to Learn From the Democrats’ Disaster in ’68. The lesson of that tumultuous political summer is clear: The fireworks may be on the party’s left, but the votes needed for victory are on the right. – James Traub
https://www.wsj.com/politics/biden-needs-to-learn-from-the-democrats-disaster-in-68-9024144a
— ‘Follow Your Dreams’ and Other Terrible Career Advice. Want to make a strong professional start? Be open to every opportunity and embrace the lowliest tasks. – Bonnie Hammer (COMMENT: After you earned your bachelor’s degree, what was the lowliest task that your boss gave you? In 1971, when I was 22 years old, when I was in my 7th month as the Retail Sales Manager in the Chicago Heights Firestone Store, while the store was open, my boss had me get on a ladder and clean the white walls on moldy tires that had been hanging on the walls of the showroom for many years. That was too much for me. I politely gave him my 2-week notice that I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. He immediately rudely/threadedly fired me. But then, Oldsmobile withdrew its job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. Previously, my Firestone Store boss had me pump gasoline, mount, balance, and install tires, change engine oil and filters, remove and install batteries, deliver major appliances, etc. He did not approve of my demographics including my being a draft-avoider, college graduate, conservative, Republican, Protestant, German American, Crete resident, and my ancestors had been in America since 1844. He had not hired me, the Firestone district office had hired me and assigned me to his store. He refused to let me start in his store until I passed a 2-week probationary period in Firestone’s Gary Indiana store. What little understanding/tolerance/sympathy he had for me was because a) I had worked my way through college and b) my father had died suddenly in October of 1969 and I was living with and helping support my mother and brother because of that.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/follow-your-dreams-and-other-terrible-career-advice-3f23590b
— The Government-Spending Jobs Boom. Most new jobs are in healthcare, government and social assistance. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-jobs-healthcare-social-assistance-economy-investment-efe3a8e2
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In many states run by progressives such as Oregon, California and Illinois, government, healthcare and social assistance account for more than all of the net new jobs. That means those states are losing jobs in other industries. Illinois has added about 52,000 jobs in government, healthcare and social assistance over the last year—about double the number of its overall new jobs.)

INSIDE PUBLIC ACCOUNTING
— Public accounting had absolutely no interest in me even though a) I had passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, b) I had become a licensed CPA, c) I had earned four other job-related professional certifications, d) I had earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance, e) I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year, and f) I had worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $115,439-$150,075/year a) because I was “too old” (30) when I passed the CPA examination and b) because I am not minority, female, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.
https://insidepublicaccounting.com/2024/05/03/countering-arguments-against-dei-through-metaphors/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Election 2024: Trump Now +10 Over Biden
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/election_2024_trump_now_10_over_biden

DAILY MAIL
— University of Chicago protestors at pro-Palestine encampment rattle off list of demands on their Instagram – including HIV tests and Plan B. Students protestors at UChicago posted a list of supplies they need to camp. UCLA Protestors demand gluten free and vegan supplies. – ALEXA CIMINO
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13380137/university-chicago-pro-palestine-encampment-demands.html

April 29, 2024

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 28, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC5
— Unruly crowds, fights lead to early closure of Lake in the Hills spring carnival (COMMENT: Lake in the Hills today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/reported-unruly-crowds-fights-lead-to-early-closure-of-lake-in-the-hills-spring-carnival/3422577/
— Answers sought over use of taxpayer dollars in Thornton Township – Regina Waldroup
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/answers-sought-over-use-of-taxpayer-dollars-in-thornton-township/3422449/

WGN9
— Anti-war protesters dig in as some schools close encampments after reports of antisemitic activity – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/national/ap-student-anti-war-protesters-dig-in-as-faculties-condemn-university-leadership-over-calling-police/

WBEZ
— Hundreds joined pro-Palestinian protests at Chicago universities. Protesters from the University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and Roosevelt University rallied in support of people living in Gaza. – Isabel Funk, Sophie Sherry and Violet Miller
https://www.wbez.org/stories/hundreds-joined-pro-palestinian-protests-at-chicago-universities/a7ad74c9-8332-4fe9-a20c-f74abc833d62
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/migrants-get-married-in-chicago-photos/71799276-67d4-4d08-9a1b-639c313849e0

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly call for increasing state pensions. Beyond overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do not have pensions and they have used my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension against me big time as well as the 72% federal health insurance subsidy that my wife and I get. In my defense, I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years and I paid 7% of my salary into the CSRS. Further, my Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a CSRS pension.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/28/opinion-illnois-tier-2-pension-crisis-fix/
— APRIL 17, 2010 FLACHBACK: GOP outsider Jack Roeser now wants in (COMMENT: Why isn’t there coverage like this of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) selection of its National Committeeman and Committeewoman at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? In 2010, in my role as TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I conducted a candidate forum for IRP National Committeeman that Roeser participated in.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2010/04/17/gop-outsider-roeser-now-wants-in/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After decades as the sharp-tongued, angry outsider of Illinois Republican politics, conservative businessman Jack Roeser is trying to get on the inside. He’s given $50,000 to the state GOP. He’s seeking a leading role as the Illinois liaison to the Republican National Committee. And he’s even agreed to help with a big fundraiser honoring statewide Republican candidates, including a man he vilified before the February primary, U.S. Senate nominee Mark Kirk. Ask the 86-year-old Roeser to explain the sudden change of heart, and he cites new party leadership and a desire to stop the circular firing squad the Illinois GOP had become. “Very simply, the Republican Party is very different than it was a short while ago,” said Roeser, the wealthy founder of Otto Engineering, a Carpentersville manufacturing firm.)

DAILY HERALD
— Man on release in domestic charge kills wife, self in Villa Park – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240427/news/man-on-release-in-domestic-charge-kills-wife-self-in-villa-park-authorities-say/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden’s approval continues to drift along at historic low as rematch with Trump looms – JACKSON SINNENBERG
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/president-joe-bidens-low-approval-continues-to-drift-along-at-historic-downturn-as-rematch-with-donald-trump-looms-2024-election-barack-obama-gallup-pew-research-poll-gaza-israel-palestine-economy-afghanistan-leadership

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & NPR ILLINOIS
— I should write a book about those who reject the right to life plank in the Republican Party platform and who have worked the hardest against me.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/world/ap-a-woman-might-win-the-presidency-of-mexico-what-could-that-mean-for-abortion-rights/
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-04-27/what-abortion-politics-has-to-do-with-new-rights-for-pregnant-workers

WGLT
— Gaza protestors picket White House correspondents dinner, as Biden ribs Trump. – AP
https://www.wglt.org/2024-04-27/gaza-protestors-picket-white-house-correspondents-dinner-as-biden-ribs-trump

WSIL TV
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/biden-administration-restores-protections-for-gay-and-transgender-americans-seeking-health-care/article_02de72da-cf34-5e04-b16e-4768ef30e4ec.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— Is the Worst Yet to Come? – Steve Huntley
https://johnkassnews.com/is-the-worst-yet-to-come/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Bill Foster Heckled in Huntley
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/28/bill-foster-heckled-in-huntley/
— Over $500 Million in Subsidies for Chinese Communist Party Gotion, $30 Million for Revitalizing Other Illinois Towns
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/27/over-500-million-in-subsidies-for-chinese-communist-party-gotion-30-million-for-revitalizing-other-illinois-towns/
— Florida Inmates Building Tiny Houses in Public-Private Partnership
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/27/florida-inmates-building-tiny-houses-in-public-private-partnership/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pro-Palestinian protesters attempt to disrupt annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/27/pro-palestine-protest-erupts-annual-white-house-co/
— Republican introduces bill to ban waiving foreign flags on House floor – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/27/republican-introduces-bill-ban-waiving-foreign-fla/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Pro-Palestinian protests result in around 600 student arrests across the country – Gabrielle M. Etzel
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/2981920/pro-palestinian-protests-result-in-around-600-student-arrests-across-the-country/
— NRCC selling ‘F*** Hamas’ T-shirts to counter campus protests – Heather Hunter
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house/2978611/nrcc-selling-f-hamas-t-shirts-counter-campus-protests/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden tries to downplay age with jokes, mocks Trump at White House Correspondents Dinner – Patrick Reilly
https://nypost.com/2024/04/27/us-news/biden-cracks-jokes-about-his-old-age-makes-fun-of-trump-at-white-house-correspondents-dinner/
— Columbia students once rallied against Nazis — now they cheer for them. – Rafael Medoff
https://nypost.com/2024/04/27/opinion/columbia-students-rallied-against-nazis-now-they-them-on/
— JPMorgan Chase’s woke DEI style guide nixes terms like ‘manpower,’ ‘blacklist’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2024/04/27/us-news/jpmorgan-chase-dei-style-guide-nixes-terms-like-manpower-and-blacklist/
— DEI has ‘gone too far’ in the media: ‘It’s become a religion’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2024/04/27/us-news/don-lemon-says-dei-has-gone-too-far-in-the-media/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is China Rethinking its Invasion of Taiwan? – Mike Phelps
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/04/is_china_rethinking_its_invasion_of_taiwan.html
— The University of Washington canceled its planned protest because it was too white – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/04/the_university_of_washington_canceled_its_planned_protest_because_it_was_too_white.html

BLAZE
— Hundreds of migrants hitch train ride to El Paso border — Texas prepares for another potential riot – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/hundreds-of-migrants-hitch-train-ride-to-el-paso-border-texas-prepares-for-another-potential-riot

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Cheap H-1B Labor – John Miano (COMMENT: My critics/opponents want cheap labor.)
https://cis.org/Miano/Case-Study-Cheap-H1B-Labor

DAILY CALLER
— Anti-Israel Protesters Cause Chaos For White House Correspondents’ Dinner Attendees
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/27/pro-palestine-protesters-white-house-correspondents-dinner-washington-hilton-hotel/

DAILY SIGNAL
— GOP Establishment’s Days Are Numbered – Kevin Roberts
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/04/27/conservatives-are-winning-soul-of-gop/

FEDERALIST
— To Understand Campus Protesters, The Right Should Dig Much Deeper – EMILY JASHINSKY
https://thefederalist.com/2024/04/27/to-understand-campus-protesters-the-right-should-dig-much-deeper/

FOX NEWS
— Antisemitism on campus surges as agitators take over
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/antisemitism-campus-surges-agitators-take-over-columbia-yale-universities
— Online videos expose how human traffickers are sneaking illegal migrants into US – Adam Shaw
https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/us/watch-online-videos-expose-how-human-traffickers-are-sneaking-illegal-migrants-into-us/ar-AA1nAtqk
— White House correspondents’ dinner features jabs at Biden’s age, Trump’s legal woes, mainstream media. President Biden made jokes about his age and took shots at former President Trump. – Landon Mion
https://www.foxnews.com/media/white-house-correspondents-dinner-features-jabs-bidens-age-trumps-legal-woes-mainstream-media

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— University Presidents “have participated in the creation of a monstrous movement on campuses that uses targeting of Jews and Israel as an organizing mechanism” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/04/university-presidents-have-participated-in-the-creation-of-a-monstrous-movement-on-campuses-that-uses-targeting-of-jews-and-israel-as-an-organizing-mechanism/

MRC TV
— CNN Touts Book Blaming Racism for Wealth Gap in U.S. – BRAD WILMOUTH (COMMENT: According to Democrats, those who vote for Democrats have less money because of those who vote for Republicans.)
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/cnn-touts-book-blaming-racism-wealth-gap-us

PJ MEDIA
— Trump’s Vow to Clean Out the Deep State and Reform the Federal Bureaucracy Has CNN TERRIFIED – ROBERT SPENCER (COMMENT: My Democrat superiors in the federal government proudly painted themselves as being advocates of the Democrat Party platform, that is, as being advocates of patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about them.)
https://pjmedia.com/robert-spencer/2024/04/27/trumps-vow-to-clean-out-the-deep-state-and-reform-the-federal-bureaucracy-has-cnn-terrified-n4928564
— Surge of Violent Transgenders Highlights Democrats’ Violent Ideology – CATHERINE SALGADO
https://pjmedia.com/catherinesalgado/2024/04/27/surge-of-violent-transgenders-highlights-dems-violent-ideology-n4928556

TOWNHALL
— Illegals Get Separate Line at Airports Because they Don’t Have Documentation Verifying Who They Are – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/04/27/illegals-given-their-own-line-at-airports-because-they-dont-have-documentation-verifying-who-they-were-n2638352
— These Protests are the Result of Bad Parenting and an Education System Churning Out Morons
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2024/04/28/these-protests-are-the-result-of-bad-parenting-and-an-education-system-churning-out-morons-n2638371

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Percentage of Americans Wanting Mass Deportation Will Terrify Illegals Everywhere – Connor Cavanaugh
https://www.westernjournal.com/shock-percentage-americans-wanting-mass-deportation-will-terrify-illegals-everywhere/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in making students anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-married people, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/27/opinion/columbia-university-protests.html
— My Democrat superiors in the federal government proudly painted themselves as being advocates of the Democrat Party platform, that is, as being advocates of patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about them.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/27/magazine/trump-rallies-rhetoric.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 2024 is our final battle. With you at my side — and you’ve been at my side from the beginning — we will demolish the deep state.)
— A Wealth Shift That Could Leave Some Younger Americans Behind. Assets held by baby boomers are changing hands, but that doesn’t mean their millennial heirs will be set for life. – Martha C. White (COMMENT: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents had wealthy parents. I should write a book about them.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/28/business/retirement-millennials-baby-boomers-wealth.html
— New York Is Turning 400. We Should Celebrate. But How? – Russell Shorto
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/23/opinion/new-york-dutch-lenape-slavery.html

USA TODAY
— Republican Party sues over absentee ballots, voter rolls in battleground states – Erin Mansfield
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/27/rnc-targets-absensee-ballots-voter-rolls-2024/73428152007/

BALTIMORE SUN
— Progressives are driving the Democratic Party, and destroying America – Chris Roemer
https://www.baltimoresun.com/2024/04/28/chris-roemer-progressives-are-driving-the-democratic-party-and-destroying-america-commentary/

SEATTLE TIMES
— A child care crisis is holding parents back – Daniel Beekman, Moriah Balingit and Sharon Lurye (COMMENT: Since I was born in 1948, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have falsely/outrageously/disgustingly hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my parents were filthy rich because my mother stayed home and raised me. In my defense, my father almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. My mother never attended high school. I had to work my way through college.)
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/in-wa-and-beyond-a-child-care-crisis-is-holding-parents-back/

ABC NEWS
— Chants of ‘shame on you’ greet guests at White House correspondents’ dinner shadowed by war in Gaza. A glitzy election-year roast by President Joe Biden drew journalists, celebrities and politicians — but also hundreds of protesters against the war in Gaza. – AP
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/biden-give-election-year-roast-annual-correspondents-dinner-109720521

NBC NEWS
— College campus protests over war in Gaza show no sign of slowing, new crackdowns on demonstrators
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/college-campus-protests-over-war-in-gaza-show-no-sign-of-slowing-new-crackdowns-on-demonstrators-209833029628

CBS NEWS
— College protesters vow to keep demonstrations as schools shut down encampments amid reports of antisemitism
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/college-student-protesters-demonstrations-israel-hamas-war-grow/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Anti-war protesters dig in as some schools close encampments after reports of antisemitic activity
https://apnews.com/article/israel-palestinian-campus-student-protests-war-2ab919ad849c50c9d177a32c0309bd1e

CNN
— Pro-Palestinian protests continue at colleges across the US
Anti-war protesters dig in as some schools close encampments after reports of antisemitic activity
— My Democrat superiors in the federal government proudly painted themselves as being advocates of the Democrat Party platform, that is, as being advocates of patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about them.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/04/27/politics/trump-federal-workers-2nd-term-invs/index.html

AOL & MSN
— Democrats crow about their success in getting churches to promote LGBTQ.
https://www.aol.com/news/united-methodist-church-lgbtq-advocate-090000167.html
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/white-house-responds-to-pope-condemning-trans-procedures/ss-AA1nM7C5

MSN
— How To Become a Millionaire If You Weren’t Born Into Wealth – Deborah Sabinus (COMMENT: Virtually all my critics/opponents have/had wealthy parents. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.msn.com/en-my/money/personalfinance/ramit-sethi-how-to-become-a-millionaire-if-you-weren-t-born-into-wealth/ar-AA1noMRT?ocid=weather-verthp-feeds

YAHOO
— ‘Buying a first home is harder when you’re single’ – Kevin Peachey (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, in September of 1972, when I was single and 24 years old, my $66,942/year IRS salary in today’s dollars and my part-time Firestone Store salary enabled me to buy a new town home in University Park. In October of 1971, my $54,728/year IRS salary in today’s dollars and my part-time Firestone salary enabled me to buy a new 1972 Corvette. In addition, starting in January of 1972, my IRS salary enabled me to pay for tuition and books for graduate evening business courses at Loyola.)
https://au.news.yahoo.com/buying-first-home-harder-youre-001029638.html
— My retirement income and savings are dramatically less because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I should write a book about that.
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/m-average-middle-class-retiree-130020378.html

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— The Arizona Republican Party just elected indicted Sen. Jake Hoffman and expelled Rep. Liz Harris to represent Arizona on the RNC. Could this party get any more nutso? – Laurie Roberts (COMMENT: Why isn’t there coverage like this of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) selection of its National Committeeman and Committeewoman at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? In 2010, in my role as TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I conducted a candidate forum for IRP National Committeeman that Jack Roeser participated in.)
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/laurieroberts/2024/04/28/this-just-in-from-the-arizona-republican-party-we-be-crazy/73489433007/

KVNU
— Utah Republicans to select national committee members at statewide gathering (COMMENT: Why isn’t there coverage like this of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) selection of its National Committeeman and Committeewoman at its State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25? In 2010, in my role as TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, I conducted a candidate forum for IRP National Committeeman that Jack Roeser participated in.)
https://kvnutalk.com/utah-republicans-to-select-national-committee-members-at-statewide-gathering-on-april-27-news/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: SALT LAKE CITY – One of the responsibilities of Republican delegates from Cache County at the upcoming statewide convention on April 27 will be selecting a committeeman and committeewoman to represent Utah on the Republican National Committee. In addition to deciding which GOP candidates do or don’t make it to the June statewide primary and the November election, delegates will also chose between six candidates for RNC committeeman and two candidates for RNC committeewoman. Those candidates for RNC committeeman are Ty Jensen, a candidate in Utah’s 2nd Congressional District; author and climate scientist William Pekny; Dustin Kearl, a certified public accountant and financial consultant; businessman Michael Pierce; entrepreneur Brad Bonham; and David Yonan of Ogden. The candidates for RNC committeewoman are Teena Horlacker, a distance educator for the Western Governor’s University, and Kim Coleman, a former member of the Utah Legislature. The primary role of delegates is to represent their precincts in selecting candidates for the primary and general elections, according to Cache GOP chair Geoff Cox. They will also need to exercise sound judgment in determining the fitness and fidelity to Republican principles of the aforementioned candidates for the national GOP committee. According to the agenda for its convention, the Utah GOP’s state delegates will begin gathering at the Salt Palace Convention Center starting at 7 a.m. for credentialing. They are scheduled to begin considering nominating candidates for multi-county elections, including several state school board, state House and state Senate races at 8 a.m. Throughout the afternoon, delegates will also hear speeches and vote on candidates for state-level races, including nominations for state auditor, attorney general and the governor. The goal of the RNC is to officially nominate and confirm candidates for president and vice president; adopt a comprehensive party platform; unify the party; and publicize and launch the fall campaign. The high-profile Republicans who will fill the roles of chair and vice chair of the RNC have already been chosen. Michael Whatley, a North Carolina Republican who has echoed President Donald Trump’s charges of a voter fraud in the 2020 election, has been selected as the party’s new national chairman. He will be assisted by Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law, as co-chair.)

BUSINESS TIMES
— Latest victim of diversity backlash – your workplace affinity group (COMMENT: My Democrat GAO superiors promotes affinity groups for their employees who were minority, female, younger, veteran, parents, etc.)
https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/working-life/latest-victim-diversity-backlash-your-workplace-affinity-group

FAST COMPANY
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI to not hire Republicans, to not retain their Republican employees, and to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.fastcompany.com/91113957/4-common-arguments-against-dei-and-how-to-dismantle-each-one

April 27, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CBS2
— University of Chicago students hold pro-Palestinian rally, demand divestment from Israel – Sabrina Franza
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/university-of-chicago-students-pro-palestinian-rally/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/students-demonstrate-for-palestinian-cause-on-university-of-chicago-campus/

FOX32
— College students from multiple universities in Chicago marched down Michigan Avenue Friday in support of Palestine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpDZZFjffwc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zRk1X78gpI
— Make six figures? Here’s how much you must earn to afford a house in 2024 – Stephanie Weaver (COMMENT: Back in the good old days, in September of 1972, when I was 24 years old, my $66,942/year IRS salary in today’s dollars and my part-time Firestone Store salary enabled me to buy a new town home in University Park. In October of 1971, my $54,728/year IRS salary in today’s dollars and my part-time Firestone salary enabled me to buy a new 1972 Corvette. In addition, starting in January of 1972, my IRS salary enabled me to pay for tuition and books for graduate evening business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/six-figures-money-earn-afford-house-2024
— Woman’s IVF success story shines light during Infertility Awareness Week – Sylvia Perez (COMMENT: My wife and I got married in 1978 when I was 29 and she was 27. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors who used against me the most our giving up trying to have children without trying IVF, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ivf-success-story-infertility-awareness-week
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. It comes before Mother’s Day and is used as a chance to talk about an issue 15% of couples will have to deal with. But it’s also a great time to see how far we have come. The first IVF baby was born 41 years ago. In a FOX 32 Special Report, Sylvia Perez took a look at the advances in medicine since that happened. Her name was Louise Brown and the year was 1978. As the world’s first test tube baby, she was considered a miracle child. Today, more than 8 million babies around the world have been born through IVF, and it’s still considered one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Dr. John Rinehart of Rush University Medicine was there from the beginning. He was part of the first IVF delivery at Brigham Young Hospital in 1983. Since then, he’s helped more than 3,800 couples with successful pregnancies via IVF. “I’ve seen a lot of positive changes over the years,” Rinehart said.)

WTTW
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://news.wttw.com/2024/04/26/immigrant-advocates-tout-new-report-showing-benefits-state-funded-health-plans

WGN RADIO
— The effort to recall Chicago’s mayor picks up police union – Brian Althimer
https://wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/the-effort-to-recall-chicagos-mayor-picks-up-police-union/

WBEZ
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/find-lgbtq-events-with-chicago-social-butterflies/dcfa3f71-6b00-49c3-b737-aa32a6853a28

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Migrant arrests are up, but they’re rarely accused of violent felonies – JOE MAHR and LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA (COMMENMT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/27/migrant-arrests-are-up-but-theyre-rarely-accused-of-violent-felonies/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As 40,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Chicago in less than two years, a Tribune analysis of crime data shows the impact of migrants has been mostly felt in nonviolent offenses, particularly driving-related and thefts, and few arrests for violent felonies. The analysis of crimes since Aug. 31, 2022, when Texas’ Republican governor, Greg Abbott, began busing asylum-seekers to Chicago, shows that as more migrants have arrived, the number of their arrests has increased. But they’re typically picked up for traffic infractions and thefts, and any misdeeds they’re committing do not appear to have fueled a crime wave. Researchers say they’re not surprised by the Tribune’s findings. They point out that most migrants come for a better life, and they surmise that those who end up committing crimes typically steal out of desperation.)
— Protests continue for second day at Northwestern
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/26/afternoon-briefing-protests-continue-for-second-day-at-northwestern/
— Pro-Palestine protests sweep across Chicago area’s college campuses, as students demand schools divest from Israel – REBECCA JOHNSON, ALYSA GUFFEY, SARAH MACARAEG, KATE ARMANINI, and NELL SALZMA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/26/northwestern-students-continue-pro-palestine-protest-for-second-day-demanding-school-divest-from-israel/
— What we do — and don’t — know about the gun-related arrests at Naperville’s Topgolf. – TESS KENNY (COMMENT: I have had an FOID card since I was 20 years old in 1968.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/26/naperville-topgolf-gun-firearm-arrests/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What grants someone the right to carry a gun in Illinois? In order to lawfully purchase and carry a gun in Illinois, two different requirements need to be satisfied, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin. First, to purchase any kind of firearm or ammunition, they would need a Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card issued by the state, Berlin said. The kinds of guns someone can purchase is also subject to the state’s assault weapon ban. To be eligible for an FOID card, a person must be at least 21 years old or have a parent or guardian sponsor who is eligible for a card, the Illinois State Police website says. There are a slew of disqualifying factors, including felony convictions, narcotic addiction and intellectual disability. An FOID card, Berlin said, is for someone looking to own a gun and keep it at their home or business. To carry a firearm concealed on their person or in their car, someone would also need a Concealed Carry License (CCL). As long as a person obtains both licenses, they’d be allowed to conceal carry — unless they’re in a prohibited area. Those include schools, state property and public transportation. Private businesses can also prohibit the carrying of guns inside their establishments if they post a sign. Topgolf, for example, has such a sign. That means that anyone who has a firearm with them cannot bring it inside and must leave it in their vehicle in a place that’s concealed from view. The person can be arrested if police discover they do not have an FOID and a CCL for the weapon, Berlin said. “The gun has to be … in a case or in a locked container, out of plain view within the vehicle,” he said. “Or they can put it in the trunk.” If I’m licensed, can police arrest me just for leaving a weapon inside a car in plain view? Even if someone has the proper licenses, leaving a firearm inside their vehicle in plain view is a violation of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, which is a Class B misdemeanor, Berlin said. However, such a violation would likely “result in a citation, where they would be given a court date” not a full-blown arrest, he said. When someone isn’t properly licensed or legally allowed to possess a firearm or their firearm is modified in some way, that’s when officers take enforcement action.)
— 140,000 people did their taxes with the free IRS direct file pilot, but the program’s future is unclear – AP (COMMENT: When my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my education deductions in 1978, they showed that IRS is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/26/irs-tax-direct-file-pilot/
— Democrats ever-increasingly blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have. I should write a book about the success/failure that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had turning my many Black superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/04/25/gov-j-b-pritzker-pushes-increased-funding-to-fight-racial-disparities-in-homelessness/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hundreds join pro-Palestinian protests at Chicago universities, colleges as Northwestern encampment grows. Hundreds of protesters from the University of Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago and Roosevelt University rallied in support of people living in Gaza. – Isabel Funk, Sophie Sherry and Violet Miller (COMMENT: I am 100% German national origin. None of my ancestors ever rallied in support of people living in Germany. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have the Germans in WWII if he had not
https://chicago.suntimes.com/israel-hamas-war/2024/04/26/palestinian-gaza-student-protests-university-of-chicago-art-institute-northwestern
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/2024/04/26/lgbtq-gender-affirming-care-former-federal-prisoner-cristina-nichole-iglesias

DAILY HERALD
— Skokie Republican to challenge Schakowsky for U.S. House seat – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240426/us-congress-politics/skokie-republican-to-challenge-schakowsky-for-u-s-house-seat/
— About 1 in 4 US adults 50 and older who aren’t yet retired expect to never retire, AARP study finds. – AP (COMMENT: I should write a book about being forced into early retirement.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240426/finance/about-1-in-4-us-adults-50-and-older-who-arent-yet-retired-expect-to-never-retire-aarp-study-finds/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240426/news/immigrant-advocates-tout-new-report-showing-benefits-of-state-funded-health-plans/
— Illinois public schools see another year of enrollment declines – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240427/education/illinois-public-schools-see-another-year-of-enrollment-declines/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Slow work authorizations frustrate new migrants and industry leaders alike – Leigh Giangreco (COMMENT: Employers want cheap labor. Illegals drive wages down.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/chicago-hotels-and-manufacturers-stymied-slow-work-permits-migrants#/
— Illinois Elections Board to hear case on Dan Proft’s PAC – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/dan-proft-pac-case-go-illinois-elections-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than a year after the Illinois State Board of Elections began its probe of right-wing talk radio host Dan Proft’s super PAC, the board will hold a hearing to determine whether the independent expenditure group colluded with Republican gubernatorial nominee Darren Bailey in the 2022 election. On April 29, hearing officer Jim Tenuto will examine the complaint against Proft, Bailey and the People Who Play By the Rules PAC. Democratic Party of Illinois Executive Director Ben Hardin filed the complaint, which the board agreed to hear last year. Proft, now a Florida resident who vowed to Crain’s that he would never live in Chicago again “unless the political leadership changes,” is expected to appear in person at the Cook County Building next week. Hardin alleges that the millions of dollars funneled into Proft’s PAC to oppose Gov. J.B. Pritzker should be considered illegal, in-kind contributions to Bailey’s campaign since the two parties coordinated. Hardin’s team pointed to Proft’s radio show, where Bailey was a frequent guest in the months leading up to the 2022 election and where the two exchanged ideas that later ended up in the PAC’s advertisements, according to the 2023 hearing officer report. The complainant said “the idea that anything said in a public forum is off limits for coordination would frustrate the entire purpose of having a coordination standard,” according to the report. “You would end up in a place where candidates and (independent expenditure) committees would be completely free to coordinate as long as they stand up on a stage and they agree on an ad strategy in front of a crowd, which (the complainant says) just doesn’t make sense.” The case would test the definitions of political coordination, a key question in the increasingly murky world of super PACs. It’s not the first time Proft has come under fire for attempting to circumvent campaign contribution rules. In 2018, he filed a suit against then-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and members of the Illinois State Board of Elections over restrictions on independent expenditure committees, Courthouse News reported. Both Bailey and Proft should be found in violation of contribution limits, the complainant said.)
— Johnson eyes legalizing video gaming in Chicago – Justin Laurence (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more gambling.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/brandon-johnson-considers-legalizing-video-gaming
— Illinois can’t afford another public pension boondoggle – Editorial (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who have held my Civil Service Retirement System pension against me the most.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-illinois-cant-afford-another-public-pension-boondoggle/article_ee323e84-d6fc-574a-9141-fc709f33c1b0.html

WBEZ
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-migrants-supported-by-mutual-aid-volunteers/f0fc0507-3de0-4108-9a80-1a1428f5c13e

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Republican National Committee urges moving protest area farther from Milwaukee RNC venues – Alison Dirr
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2024/04/26/rnc-urges-moving-protest-area-farther-from-milwaukee-convention-venues/73475497007/

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
— Campaigns will spend ‘hundreds of millions’ in Wisconsin, party chairs say. Republican chair pledges to use all ‘things that are legal and on the books,’ including early voting. – ROBERT D’ANDREA
https://www.wpr.org/news/campaigns-will-spend-hundreds-of-millions-in-wisconsin-party-chairs-say

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Handful of supporters defend Nienburg at Downers Grove library board meeting
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/2024/04/26/handful-of-supporters-defend-nienburg-at-downers-grove-library-board-meeting/

FOX ILLINOIS
— GOP senators sound alarm on illegal migrants ‘hijacking’ food delivery services – JACKSON WALKER
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gop-senators-sound-alarm-on-illegal-migrants-hijacking-food-delivery-services-republican-marsha-blackburn-mike-braun-ted-budd-doordash-grubhub-uber-eats

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly encourage minorities to hate Trump.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-promised-big-plans-to-flip-black-and-latino-voters-many-republicans-are-waiting-to-see-them/

FIRST ALERT 4
— Illinois EPA giving money for schools to switch to electric buses
https://www.firstalert4.com/2024/04/26/illinois-epa-giving-money-schools-switch-electric-buses/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/04/26/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-briefing-3/
— Did Dan Proft’s independent expenditure PAC illegally coordinate with Bailey’s campaign? The case will go before the Illinois Elections Board next week
https://capitolfax.com/2024/04/26/did-dan-proft%e2%80%99s-independent-expenditure-pac-illegally-coordinate-with-baileys-campaign-the-case-will-go-before-the-illinois-elections-board-next-week/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

TAZEWELL COUNTY REPUBLICANS
— Recruiting Republican Precinct Committee People: Join the Frontline of Grassroots Politics!  (COMMENT: I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to stop me from being a Republican Precinct Committeeman.)
https://www.tazewellgop.org/
(FROM THE BULK EMAIL: Are you passionate about conservative values, fiscal responsibility, and individual freedom? Do you want to make a difference in your local community? Look no further! The Tazewell County Republican Party is seeking dedicated individuals to serve as Precinct Committeepersons (PCs). Here’s your chance to be a vital link in advancing Conservative principles and shaping Republican party policy. What Is a Precinct Committeeperson (PC)? A Precinct Committeeperson is an official position within the Republican political party system. PCs establish a direct link between the party and voters in their local election district or precinct. As a Republican PC, you’ll represent GOP voters in your precinct, serving as the face of the party and ensuring maximum Republican voter turnout on Election Day. Your role includes: Year-Round Engagement: PCs are year-round campaign volunteers, working to grow the GOP and deliver Republican votes from their precincts. Foot Soldiers: You’ll be the conduit of information from the party to Republican voters, often being the only party official voters meet in person. Policy Shapers: PCs help shape party policy and participate in candidate selection processes. The Five Cs of Being a Republican Precinct Committeeperson: Commitment: PCs commit to executing their duties, whether elected or appointed. You’ll be actively involved in creating a strong and vibrant party. Communication: Be the voice of the GOP within your precinct. Listen to voters and ensure their concerns are heard. Connection: Build relationships with Republican voters. Recruit and train volunteers to help you in your precinct. Candidate Support: Identify, recruit, select, and support qualified Republican candidates. Campaign Efforts: PCs are essential for grassroots campaigns. Register voters, knock on doors, and turn out the vote!
How to Become a Precinct Committeeperson: Qualifications: Be a United States citizen. Be at least 18 years of age. Be a registered voter of your precinct (if running for elected office) or of Tazewell County (if you are seeking an appointment). Petition: (During the applicable election cycle) Fill out a Precinct Committeeperson Primary Petition form and gather valid signatures from eligible electors in your precinct. After filing your election paperwork with the Tazewell County Clerk’s office, you will appear on the applicable Primary General Election ballot for your precinct to run for the elected office. Appointment: County Chairs can also appoint precinct committeepersons to vacant precincts at any time. Join Us! Make a real impact by becoming a Tazewell County Republican Precinct Committeeperson. Help secure conservative values, defend liberty, and strengthen our party. There are many precincts in Tazewell County which need a Republican Precinct Committeeperson. Currently, we are looking for energized people to appoint to open precincts throughout the county. Your precinct needs you!)

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Election confidence rattled after voter receives wrong ballot – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_267cbbde-034c-11ef-9301-0f2196d74422.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Brick Placed on Jeff Keicher’s Senior Citizen Driver’s License Reform Legislation (COMMENT: I am 75 years old. I have been driving since I was 16. I have never caused an accident.)
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/26/brick-placed-on-jeff-keichers-senior-citizen-drivers-license-reform-legislation/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Here is what Keicher wrote: “…the ratio of bills being taken up in the House is still frustratingly one-sided. “Of the 324 bills that passed the House last week, only 33, a mere 10.2%, were filed by Republican members while all the rest were Democrat bills. “And I’m disappointed, despite having more than three dozen bipartisan co-sponsors, my legislation to end the ageist requirement for senior drivers to retake the driving test when they renew their license (HB 4431), regardless of driving record or ability, was not called for a vote and we couldn’t get an answer from the Speaker’s office on why it wasn’t called.”)
— McHenry County GOP: Oops, Executive Committee Nomination of State’s Attorney Replacement Candidate Inadequate
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/26/mchenry-county-gop-oops/
— Murders Falling in Big Cities
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/26/murders-falling-in-big-cities/
— Pro-Israel PAC Donations to Local Members of Congress
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/04/26/pro-israel-pac-donations-to-local-members-of-congress/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The Federal Election Commission has fined the campaign fund of a former Illinois congressman Rodney Davis $43,475 for failing to refund excess contributions in a timely manner. – John O’Connor
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/26/rodney-davis-ex-congressman-fined-43475-for-campai/
— Democrats’ welfare for journalists brings us closer to state-run media. Increased favorable coverage of their agenda and candidates. (COMMENT: My critics/opponents are beyond furious that I have the time, money, knowledge, experience, ability, and motivation needed to put together and to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletter each and every morning that is free of charge, contains no advertising, and contains no donation requests. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have done the most since 2000 to stop me from sending the newsletters out and/or to stop everyone from reading them. I would focus on those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/26/democrats-welfare-for-journalists-brings-us-closer/
— United Methodist delegates approve plan giving U.S. churches more autonomy on LGBTQ issues – Mark A. Kellner (COMMENT: How successful have Democrats and RINOs been getting your church to promote more LGBTQ?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/apr/26/united-methodist-delegates-approve-plan-giving-us-/
— DEI is not what Jefferson hoped for when he wrote ‘all men are created equal’ – Michael McKenna
https://highergroundtimes.com/higher-ground/2024/apr/26/dei-is-not-what-jefferson-hoped-for-when-he-wrote-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Envisioning a post-Trump GOP – Peter Laffin (COMMENT: Trump got elected in 2016 by promising to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/courage-strength-optimism/2981666/envisioning-a-post-trump-gop/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthcare/2981867/biden-administration-healthcare-protections-gay-transgender-people/

AMERICAN THINKER
— At 2,000 illegal crossings a day, San Diego becomes new ground zero for Joe Biden’s open border – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/04/at_2_000_illegal_crossings_a_day_san_diego_becomes_new_ground_zero_for_joe_biden_s_open_border.html

BREITBART
— Groups Organizing College Protests Funded by Soros-Tied Entities – NICK GILBERTSON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/26/groups-organizing-college-protests-funded-soros-tied-entities/
— Pro-Sanctuary City Democrat Mayor Fights Recall After Laken Riley Murder – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/04/26/pro-sanctuary-city-democrat-mayor-fights-recall-after-laken-riley-murder/
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.breitbart.com/education/2024/04/26/biden-admin-shielding-transgender-athletes-behind-title-ix-pronoun-requirements/

DAILY CALLER
— WALTERS: Anti-Israel Rot Runs Deep And Widespread In Our Education System Starting In Kindergarten
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/26/walters-anti-israel-rot-runs-deep-education-system-kindergarten/
— Major Teachers Union Wants To Cement Its Grip Over Chicago – MAILEE SMITH
https://dailycaller.com/2024/04/26/opinion-major-teachers-union-wants-to-cement-grip-over-chicago-mailee-smith/

DAILY WIRE
— We’ve Crossed The Rubicon. Race Hoaxers Are Now Using AI. – Matt Walsh
https://www.dailywire.com/news/weve-crossed-the-rubicon-race-hoaxers-are-now-using-ai
— Why Woke Healthcare Is Just Bad Medicine – Jeff Gunter
https://www.dailywire.com/news/why-woke-healthcare-is-just-bad-medicine

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— House Committee Aims to Stop Illegal Aliens from Slanting Congressional Apportionment – Kari Jacobson
https://www.fairus.org/blog/2024/04/26/house-committee-aims-stop-illegal-aliens-slanting-congressional-apportionment

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Illegal immigrant influx leads to special needs children being displaced from their school in New York City – Sarah Akey
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/illegal-alien-influx-leads-to-special-needs-children-being-displaced-from-their-school-in-new-york-city
— Spineless police chiefs hurt law enforcement when they bend the knee to the woke left
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/spineless-police-chiefs-hurt-law-enforcement-when-they-bend-the-knee-to-the-woke-left

MRC TV
— PBS Tries To Blame Conservatism For Mass Stabbing – Alex Christy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2024/04/26/pbs-tries-blame-conservatism-mass-stabbing
— UT Austin Pro-Palestine Protest Causes DEI Rally to be Postponed – EVAN POELLINGER
https://mrctv.org/blog/evan-poellinger/ut-austin-pro-palestine-protest-causes-dei-rally-be-postponed

NEW AMERICAN
— Shirley Jackson Lee and Reparations Group Urge Biden to Buy Black Vote With Reparations Commission – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/shirley-jackson-lee-and-reparations-group-urge-biden-to-buy-black-vote-with-reparations-commission/

ZERO HEDGE
— Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, and Oklahoma Are Making It Illegal For Illegal Immigrants To Enter – Tyler Durden (COMMENT: Needless-to-say, Illinois should do that too.)
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/these-states-are-making-it-illegal-illegal-immigrants-enter

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

MSN
— Calls for NAACP Illinois conference president to resign after racist remarks – Peter Curi
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/calls-for-naacp-illinois-conference-president-to-resign-after-racist-remarks/ar-AA1lpCVK?ocid=MD12OW

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/26/us/politics/biden-gay-transgender-health-care.html
— What Is a ‘Decent Wage’? France’s Michelin Raises a Debate. – Liz Alderman (COMMEMT: I should write a book about those who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most as being overpaid. I would focus on those whose parents were wealthy, who bought them cars, who paid for their college expenses, who got them jobs, etc. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled my earning three job-related master’s degrees, six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license the most.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/26/business/france-michelin-wages.html

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP urges Secret Service to move protesters from park near convention arena – Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/04/26/republican-national-convention-protests-milwaukee/

USA TODAY
— Republican Party sues over absentee ballots, voter rolls in battleground states – Erin Mansfield
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/27/rnc-targets-absensee-ballots-voter-rolls-2024/73428152007/
— Wyoming GOP convention recap: Republican Party goes all in for Trump, all out for governor. Wyoming’s Republican Convention saw the censure of Governor Mark Gordon, the endorsement of Donald Trump, long debates over party bylaws, and the endorsement of far-right legislation. – Cy Neff
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/22/wyoming-republican-gop-convention-recap/73346331007/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While party members were divided regarding the bylaws, there was more consensus regarding the proposed resolutions, which were similar to policy proposals designed to align with the party’s platform. The party passed all but two of its over 90 proposed resolutions, including a censure of Wyoming’s Governor Mark Gordon, a fellow Republican. “We have a quote-unquote Republican that vetoed the strongest bills the party passed this year concerning some of our key platform planks,” said Troy Bray, a delegate from Park County. “If you’re not going to be a Republican, and believe the things Republicans believe, then please go find a party that represents you.” The censure only carries symbolic weight but is indicative of the growing rift within Wyoming’s Republican Party, notably frustration from the further-right wings over the governor’s recent vetoes. Convention Chairman and State Representative (R—Wheatland) Jeremy Haroldson said Wyoming conservatives were setting the standards for Republicans around the country. “We’re making the decisions that will guide this great state into the future,” Haroldson said. “How we conduct ourselves today they will write about in history. We’re making history today.” Other resolutions mirrored conservative talking points across the country, including a call to “stop the invasion at the border,” labeling DEI as unconstitutional, a pledge to support the nation of Israel, a resolution recognizing the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, a resolution to ‘roll back leftist ideological indoctrination,’ and the imposition of a state felony on anyone found to be in Wyoming illegally. Honorary Convention Chair and State Representative John Bear (R-Gillette) compared America’s divisions today to the level of fractures before the American Revolution and the Civil War. The attendees were on the side of moral righteousness and needed to stand their ground, according to Bear. “This is not a time for unity, but a time for moral clarity. And as I often say, let’s fight for Wyoming. America’s last hope,” Bear said.)
— Could the chaos and violence of the 1968 Democratic convention happen again? (COMMENT: What did you do during the summer of 1968? I worked all the hours that I could for the Park Forest Post Office. I drove a 1968 Oldsmobile 442. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I saved all the money that I could so that I could buy a 1969 Dodge Charger SE that year and transfer from UIC to NIU in 1969.)
https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/politics/2024/04/26/1968-democratic-convention-in-chicago-protests-look-back-at-the-violence-and-chaos/73459924007/

WALL STREET JOUNAL
— Chicago Was Hardly Misled. Terry Takash writes, “Most Chicagoans agree that something has to change” (Letters, April 23). How so? In the last election to replace a soft-on-crime mayor, Chicagoans chose the radical candidate. It would appear the citizens are getting the administration they voted for. – Ron Wohlust
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-mayor-election-crime-d4036c43
— The Biden EPA’s Plan to Ration Electricity. New rules are designed to eliminate fossil-fuel power plants. Energy scarcity is sure to result. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/environmental-protection-agency-rules-power-plants-fossil-fuels-coal-natural-gas-b6d2ea72

POST AND COURIER
— Wall Street giddy over mass migration – Joe Guzzardi
https://www.postandcourier.com/aikenstandard/opinion/columns/column-wall-street-giddy-over-mass-migration/article_94fbb84a-03cd-11ef-be2b-f3e88c112424.html

ABC MAINE (April 27, 2024)
— Focusing on gun rights, parental rights and border control: Maine GOP convention begins. Maine Republicans say they feel more united than ever before. – Jacob Murphy (COMMENT: What are the registered Republican voters in your county, township, municipality, school district, and precinct focused on? I should survey the registered Republican voters in my precinct and ask them what they want me to focus on at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville May 24 and 25.)
https://www.wmtw.com/article/gun-rights-parental-education-border-control-maine-gop-republican-convention-platform/60620136
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Saturday, the party will announce and adopt any potential changes to the party platform. “Maine Republicans are excited to present a clear, strong alternative to the failed far-left policies the Democrats have been pushing. We’ll be making the case that the GOP is the party that will Restore Freedom here in Maine. It’s an effort that’s sorely needed as Democrats pass restrictive, future-killing social and economic policies far outside the norm. We appreciate all the people who are going to get involved this weekend to make our state a better place,” said Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage.)

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— Why the Utah GOP is avoiding a controversial vote on IVF this weekend. The move comes as Donald Trump, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee, walks back comments that he supports national abortion restrictions. – Emily Anderson Stern
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2024/04/26/does-no-abortion-also-mean-no/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An Alabama Supreme Court ruling earlier this year has raised questions about how state abortion bans could limit access to IVF and forced conservative politicians to take a position on whether they would protect the technology annually used by tens of thousands of Americans looking to expand their families. That decision inspired Voice for the Voiceless president and elected state GOP delegate Kriss Martenson to sponsor a resolution to “urge the Utah legislature to enact legislation to abolish in vitro fertilization,” and a party platform amendment to call for “equal protection laws for preborn children from the moment of fertilization.” Martenson told The Salt Lake Tribune that he submitted the proposals “well before” the March 28 deadline and that he had secured the five other required delegate endorsements. The party’s Platform/Resolution Committee rejected the proposals and they are not on the agenda for Saturday’s state nominating convention — which lands on the last day of National Infertility Awareness Week. Leadership for the Utah Republican Party did not respond to multiple requests for clarification on why Voice for the Voiceless’ platform amendment and resolution won’t come up for a delegate vote — the results of which would be made public. From Martenson’s perspective, the reasons were “absolutely” political. Former Weber County Republican Party Chair Lacy Richards is sponsoring a separate amendment to the “Right to Life” portion of the party platform that will be considered this weekend, which adds “we support adoption” into the text. “I think it’s important that we as a party don’t just tell people what not to do, but that we offer real, viable alternatives,” Richards said, adding that she was “not super familiar” with Voice for the Voiceless’ proposals. ‘Every opportunity to try to grow our family’ Voice for the Voiceless, which will have a booth at the convention, differentiates itself from abortion opponents who call themselves “pro-life,” saying they are “abolitionists” because they don’t believe there should be any exceptions to abortion bans. Members of the group often attend state legislative hearings to speak against bills restricting abortion, saying they don’t go far enough. Martinson characterized IVF practices as “taking the lives of babies.” Embryos created as part of IVF are either transferred into a person’s uterus or frozen for future use. Both in natural and assisted reproductive processes, it’s common for embryos not to survive long enough to become pregnancies. . .Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has distanced himself from past comments that he would support a 15- or 16-week national abortion ban and has said abortion policymaking should be left to states. Trump has also said he supports access to IVF, but hasn’t clarified whether he would protect that access.)

SPOKANE CHRONICLE
— GOP convention was success, despite negative media reports – Elizabeth Rohr, Toledo (COMMENT: How many delegates will there be at the Illinois Republican Party State Convention in Collinsville May 24-25 a) from your county, b) from your township, and c) from your municipality?)
https://www.chronline.com/stories/letter-to-the-editor-gop-convention-was-success-despite-negative-media-reports,339197?
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We, the Lewis County Republican Party, were honored to attend the 2024 Washington state Republican Party Convention in Spokane April 18-20. Our delegation brought 40 elected representatives from Lewis County, who participated in this historic event. The convention was a great success, and we hope the residents of Lewis County were encouraged by the actions taken. However, we feel the need to address the coverage and mischaracterizations by reporters and the media regarding what transpired at the convention. The convention, attended by over 1,800 delegates from all 39 counties in Washington, had the purpose of endorsing candidates for statewide positions, electing delegates to the national convention and voting on the party’s platform and resolutions. The delegates, elected at county conventions, came to Spokane to engage in a true grassroots Republican election process, primarily endorsing their choice for the gubernatorial candidate, either Dave Reichert or Semi Bird. The Washington State Republican Party’s Candidate Committee vetted both candidates, initially approving them for the endorsement ballot. However, late in the process, the committee recommended rescinding their approval of Semi Bird, leading to a contentious moment during the convention. Despite this, through the proper process and with an overwhelming majority, the delegates reversed the committee’s ruling, allowing the endorsement process to proceed.)

NEWSWEEK
— A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “It’s Not Too Late for the GOP to Dump Trump. Here’s How.”
https://www.newsweek.com/its-not-too-late-gop-dump-trump-heres-how-opinion-1894741

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