July 18 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Republican Jeanne Ives jumps in Congress race for Democratic Rep. Casten seat Before Ives, a former state representative who lost a primary bid against former Gov. Bruce Rauner, can face Casten she must beat Evelyn Sanguinetti, who was Rauner’s running mate. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/7/18/20699794/republican-jeanne-ives-jumps-in-congress-race-democratic-rep-casten-seat-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The match-up will be the biggest GOP primary for Congress in Illinois. With no fanfare, Ives filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. . .In a big of a pre-emptive strike against Ives, Sanguinetti released on Monday the names of 40 Republicans who back her, including Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.; former Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.; former Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Ill., former Lt. Gov. Corinne Wood; DuPage County Board Chair Dan Cronin and a group of GOP township committeemen — all influential in a Republican primary. As of June 30, Casten has $899,888 cash-on-hand. Sanguinetti, who jumped in the race in April, has $69,890 cash-on-hand. Rauner donated $2,800 as did his wife, Diana, who gave $2,800. Sanguinetti also loaned her campaign $5,000.)
— Illinois Democratic lawmakers split on Trump impeachment resolution; mirror national divide How to handle impeachment is an issue that is dividing Democrats and Illinois lawmakers mirror those splits. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/7/17/20698711/illinois-democratic-lawmakers-splits-on-trump-impeachment-resolution-mirror-national-divide-congress

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former GOP candidate for governor Jeanne Ives now seeking party nod to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jeanne-ives-announces-congress-run-20190718-wvbjshgc2ncgncsm2r2khfaw2u-story.html
— Sham candidates are bad for democracy, but let’s not make a federal case of it – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-madigan-gonzales-sham-candidates-lawsuit-20190718-zgwksbzsdrc2xcejkrfxk6sjoe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 3 DuPage Democrats want county to permit recreational pot sales – Sadia Covert
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190718/3-dupage-democrats-want-county-to-permit-recreational-pot-sales–
— Federal filing: Ives seeking Casten’s U.S. House seat – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190718/federal-filing-ives-seeking-castens-us-house-seat
— Ex-St. Charles school board member to run for Kane County chairman, targets Lauzen’s leadership style – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190718/ex-st-charles-school-board-member-to-run-for-kane-county-chairman-targets-lauzens-leadership-style

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jeanne Ives files to run for Congress against Sean Casten The GOP apparently will have to work out a primary battle with Evelyn Sanguinetti before trying to take out the freshman Democrat in next year’s election. – GREG HINZ
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political insiders say Ives has been calling around and advising top Republicans that she may formally announce as soon as this weekend. The district had been a longtime Republican stronghold represented by Peter Roskam, but he was unseated by Casten in the 2018 election.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/jeanne-ives-files-run-congress-against-sean-casten
— There will be weed, but where? Not all recreational weed dispensaries authorized in the state’s marijuana bill may be open by Jan. 1. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: No one, and especially those who have children, should live or work anywhere near where pot is sold.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/there-will-be-weed-where

ABC7
— President Trump says he’s not happy with ‘send her back’ chant at North Carolina rally – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-hes-not-happy-with-send-her-back-chant-at-rally/5404064/

WLS AM
— It’s not just Trump: NRCC labels Democrats ‘socialist’ and ‘deranged’
http://www.wlsam.com/news/its-not-just-trump-nrcc-labels-democrats-socialist-and-deranged/

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Former gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives to run in the 6th – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/18/former-gubernatorial-candidate-jeanne-ives-to-run-in-the-6th/akjnmq5/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Former GOP candidate for governor Jeanne Ives now seeking party nod to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten – Rick Pearson
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/former-gop-candidate-for-governor-jeanne-ives-now-seeking-party/article_251b27e2-a561-5ff5-95c0-c4b0e7727f83.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger ‘disgusted’ with chants of ‘send her back’ (DIERSEN: Are you White? From what country/countries did your ancestors immigrate from? Constructively, Democrats are chanting “send Whites back.”)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/07/18/rep-adam-kinzinger-disgusted-with-chants-of-send-her-back/a9sfa7v/

ILLINOIS TIMES
— What happens when you cross your own party? – Rich Miller
https://illinoistimes.com/article-21421-what-happens-when-you-cross-your-own-party.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jeanne Ives Challenging Evelyn Sanguinetti for GOP Nomination for Congress to Face Off Against Democrat Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/18/ives-challenging-sanguinetti-for-gop-nomination-for-congress-to-face-off-against-democrat-casten/ 
— Underwood Off to the Mexican Border
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/18/underwood-off-to-the-mexican-border/ 
— Rezin Explains “Present” Vote on recreational Marijuana Legalization
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/18/rezin-explains-present-vote-on-recreational-marijuana-legalization/ 
— Rezin Explains “Present” Vote on recreational Marijuana Legalization
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/18/rezin-explains-present-vote-on-recreational-marijuana-legalization/ 
— Jack Franks Among Seven Local Leaders Underwood Using to Pass H.R. 1757
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/17/jack-franks-among-seven-local-leaders-underwood-using-to-pass-h-r-1757/ 
— More on 6th & 14th Congressional District Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/17/more-on-6th-14th-congressional-district-races/
— The Contract Attorney Robert Hanlon Has with Algonquin Township Road District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/17/the-contract-attorney-robert-hanlon-has-with-algonquin-township-road-district/ 
— Comments to County Board from ROAR for AJ Spokespersons
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/17/comments-to-county-board-from-roar-for-aj-spokespersons/ 
— Attorney Robert Hanlon Pulls Plug on Algonquin Township, Sends Notice of Default for Non-Payment of Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/16/hanlon-pulls-plug-on-algonquin-township-sends-notice-of-default-for-non-payment-of-bills/ 
— Algonquin Township Board Refuses to Pay Road District Legal Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/16/algonquin-township-board-refuses-to-pay-road-district-legal-bill/

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Upcoming GOP events in Will County – Keri Carbaugh 
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512768488-upcoming-gop-events-in-will-county

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives files federal paperwork to run for Congress
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/18/ives-files-federal-paperwork-to-run-for-congress/
— Pritzker job approval 44-35 (DIERSEN: What percent of those who approve of Pitzker a) did smoke pot, b) are smoking pot, c) want to smoke pot, d) want everyone to smoke pot, e) want to make money selling pot, and/or f) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot – 98%, 99%, 100%?) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/18/morning-consult-poll-pritzker-job-approval-44-35/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers demonize, denigrate, and condemn as being racists those who do not push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/18/reefer-madness-is-alive-and-well/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the early 1900s an influx of Mexican immigrants came to the US fleeing political unrest in their home country. With them, they brought the practice of smoking cannabis recreationally. And it took off. The Spanish word for the plant started to be used more often too. Marijuana. Or as it was spelled at that time, marihuana, with an “H. This is when the more sensational headlines about the drug began to appear. In 1936, a propaganda film called Reefer Madness was released. In the movie, teenagers smoke weed for the first time and this leads to a series of horrific events involving hallucination, attempted rape, and murder. Much of the media portrayed it as a gateway drug. […] Harry Anslinger took the scientifically unsupported idea of marijuana as a violence-inducing drug, connected it to black and Hispanic people, and created a perfect package of terror to sell to the American media and public. By emphasizing the Spanish word marihuana instead of cannabis, he created a strong association between the drug and the newly arrived Mexican immigrants who helped popularize it in the States. He also created a narrative around the idea that cannabis made black people forget their place in society. He pushed the idea that jazz was evil music created by people under the influence of marijuana. […] In the first full year after the Marihuana Tax Act was passed, black people were about three times more likely to be arrested for violating narcotic drug laws than whites. And Mexicans were nearly nine times more likely to be arrested for the same charge.)

CNS NEWS
— Trump: ‘You Can’t Say You Love Our Country If You Want to Destroy It Through Open Borders’ – Susan Jones 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/trump-rally-you-cant-say-you-love-our-country-if-you-want-destroy-it

GOPUSA
— Ashlyn Harris, U.S. women’s soccer team goalie, blasts Christian player Jaelene Hinkle as ‘homophobic’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72817

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Stop Chanting ‘Send Her Back.’ Citizenship Isn’t Conditional. – JIM GERAGHTY (DIERSEN: According to David Ware (https://www.david-ware.com/blog/2018/01/when-can-the-government-revoke-your-naturalized-citizenship.shtml), naturalized citizenship can be revoked if “within 5 years of naturalization, the U.S. government proved you joined a subversive group. Such groups include Al Qaeda and the Nazi Party, for example” and “within 10 years of naturalization, you refused to testify before a U.S. congressional committee investigating your involvement in an allegedly subversive act. Subversive acts include trying to harm U.S. officials or overthrow the government.” and “you lied or concealed relevant facts in order to obtain U.S. citizenship, your citizenship could be revoked. This is called illegally procuring citizenship.”)
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/stop-chanting-send-her-back-citizenship-isnt-conditional/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Berkeley bans ‘male-centric’ language in city code, like ‘manhole,’ ‘manmade’ – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/18/berkeley-bans-male-centric-language-in-city-code-l/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Staffers-turned-lawmakers find they face hundreds of thousands of bosses rather than one – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: I should write a book about elected officials and party leaders who have acted like they accepted lots of money from my critics/opponents to get rid of me.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/staffers-turned-lawmakers-find-they-face-hundreds-of-thousands-of-bosses-rather-than-one
— Ilhan Omar invokes boycott of Nazi Germany in resolution supporting Israel boycotts – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-to-introduce-resolution-supporting-israel-boycotts

FOX NEWS
— Sean Spicer: Progressive ‘squad’ setting the agenda for the Democrats – Victor Garcia 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sean-spicer-squad-setting-democratic-agenda
— Trump could set up Dems for defeat in 2020 by forcing them to embrace 4 radical congresswomen – Cal Thomas
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cal-thomas-america-love-or-leave-it
— Omar introduces resolution defending boycott of Israel, likens it to boycotts of Nazi Germany, Soviet Union – Lukas Mikelionis
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/omar-introduces-resolution-defending-boycotts-of-israel-likens-it-to-boycott-of-nazi-germany-soviet-union

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why Trump called out ‘The Squad’ – Rajan Laad
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/why_trump_called_out_the_squad.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Advice to Democratic Wolves: Start Wearing Sheep’s Clothing – Jackson Scott
https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/17/advice-to-democratic-wolves-start-wearing-sheeps-clothing/
— Stiffening the Backbone of the Right – Matthew J. Peterson
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/17/stiffening-the-backbone-of-the-right/

BREITBART
— Trump’s Tweetstorm Correctly Linked Anti-Americanism to Antisemitism – Caroline Glick
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/17/caroline-glick-trumps-tweetstorm-correctly-linked-anti-americanism-to-antisemitism/
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Offers Pessimistic View of America – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/17/pollak-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-offers-pessimistic-view-of-america/
— Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg Try to Sneak ‘Country Cap’ Prize from President Donald Trump – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What country/countries did your ancestors come from? How popular/unpopular are/were those countries? From what I see, since WWI, and especially since WWII, Germany has been extremely unpopular. SEE: 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-German_sentiment)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/18/silicon-valley-investors-use-stealth-to-push-outsourcing-bill-to-senate-vote/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— ‘Words Matter’: Democratic Congressman Wants To Officially Abolish The Words ‘Illegal Alien’ – Jason Hopkins
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/words-matter-democratic-congressman-wants-to-officially-abolish-the-words-illegal-alien/

FEDERALIST
— Media’s ‘Racist’ Judgment Call Against Trump Hurts The Institution – Emily Jashinsky
https://thefederalist.com/2019/07/18/medias-racist-judgement-call-trump-hurts-institution/

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— SHE’S TOAST: Latest Report by David Steinberg Describes Ilhan Omar’s 8 Instances of Perjury – Could Face 40 Years in Prison or Deportation – Jim Hoft
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/stunning-report-david-steinberg-describes-ilhan-omars-8-instances-of-perjury-could-face-40-years-in-prison-or-deportation/

WORLD NET DAILY
— DEMS’ ‘POISON PILL’ PANDERING TO BLACK AMERICANS Erik Rush says problems candidates cite were caused by their own policies
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/dems-poison-pill-pandering-to-black-americans/

POLITICO
— Trump disavows ‘send her back’ chant from his rally
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/18/trump-disavows-send-her-back-chant-from-his-rally-1421371

THE HILL
— Democrats call for increased security after ‘send her back’ chants – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/453716-democrats-call-for-increased-security-after-send-her-back-chants
— Ex-GOP Rep. Roskam joins lobbying firm – ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/453790-ex-gop-rep-roskam-joins-lobbying-firm

CNN
— Republicans represent almost none of the places most immigrants live – Ronald Brownstein (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at immigrants, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/politics/republicans-immigrants-2020-election/index.html

REUTERS
— Asylum seekers anxiously cross into U.S. as new policy kicks in – Julia Love
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-mexico-border/asylum-seekers-anxiously-cross-into-us-as-new-policy-kicks-in-idUSKCN1UC2VH

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/opinion/the-argument-trump-racism-squad.html

WASHINGTON POST
— House passes long-sought $15 minimum wage legislation – Erica Werner and Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/07/18/house-prepares-pass-long-sought-minimum-wage-legislation/
— Drilling into the DEA’s pain pill database
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/investigations/dea-pain-pill-database/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From 2006 to 2012 there were 124,291,375 prescription pain pills supplied to DuPage County, Ill. 51,402,360 of the pills were distributed by Walgreen Co and 61,872,650 were manufactured by Actavis Pharma, Inc. HEARTLAND PHARMACY OF ILLINOIS, LLC, WOODRIDGE pharmacy received the highest number of pills.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/18/trump-is-leading-hate-movement-world-is-watching/

USA TODAY
— GOP congressman on Trump tweets: ‘I’m a person of color. I’m white. I’m an Anglo-Saxon’ – Rebecca Morin
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/17/rep-mike-kelly-trump-tweets-im-person-color-im-white/1762259001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/07/18/racism-is-trump-2020-strategy-resist-by-voting-montel-williams-column/1754884001/

NEWSWEEK
— MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS BELIEVE U.S. COULD “LOSE IDENTITY” BECAUSE OF FOREIGNERS – NICOLE GOODKIND (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and side with their citizens against America and against its citizens.)
https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-migrants-foreigners-donald-trump-1449850

HISTORY
— MAY 11, 2018 FLASHBACK: When German Immigrants Were America’s Undesirables – BECKY LITTLE
https://www.history.com/news/anti-german-sentiment-wwi

FED WEEK
— Caution: Age Discrimination May Lie Ahead
https://www.fedweek.com/publishers-perspective/caution-age-discrimination-may-lie-ahead/
— The Strings Attached to Buyouts (DIERSEN: Were you “offered” an early-retirement buyout? In 1993, when I was 45 years old, citing draconian Republican-led budget cuts, GAO “offered” all its employees who had 25 or more years of federal service, including me, a $25,000 early-retirement buyout. During the next 4 years, GAO got rid of all its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/the-strings-attached-to-buyouts/

GREEN ENTREPRENEUR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Jim Belushi Is Launching a Blues Brothers Cannabis Brand in Illinois He’s an Illinois native who has been growing pot in Oregon. Not that Illinois legalized he’s bringing what he’s learned back home.
https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/336959

July 16 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Bob Berlin and Patti Bellock spoke very highly of Brian Krajewski at his outstanding fundraiser at the Capri Restaurant in Downers Grove Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019. The 175+ guests included Boltz, Carlyle, Cronin, Dunn, Hart, Hinds, Kachiroubas, Larsen, Mendrick, McCluskey, McGowen, Noonan, Olsen, Painter, Puchalski, Ruscitti, Schillerstrom, Tornatore, Walsh, Walus, and Zay. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

MJD ONLINE
— Municipalities across Illinois weigh allowing recreational cannabis sales – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: This morning, at the DuPage County Board meeting, I urged DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and the 18 DuPage County Board Members to vote ASAP to ban the sale of pot in the unincorporated parts of DuPage County. I mentioned that at recent Wheaton City Council meetings, Tim Whelan, Bob Cherry, and I urged Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and the 6 Wheaton City Councilmen to vote ASAP to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton.) 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/municipalities-across-illinois-weigh-allowing-recreational-cannabis-sales/article_5e048da0-051c-5012-883f-bb3cd5fc8846.html

SAUK VALLEY
— Dixon Council weighs marijuana options – RACHEL RODGERS
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/07/16/council-weighs-marijuana-options/auj5ilq/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: No marijuana sales in Batavia: Mayor says he would veto shop licenses Schielke opposes recreational cannabis sales in the city – MARK FOSTER
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/07/16/no-marijuana-sales-in-batavia-mayor-says-he-would-veto-shop-licenses/a6h5bpv/

OAK PARK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oak Park to get recreational cannabis on Lake Street Law allows Seven Point to sell new class of products in 2020 – Timothy Inklebarger
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/7-16-2019/Oak-Park-to-get-recreational-cannabis-on-Lake-Street/

LANDMARK
— Riverside officials to talk recreational cannabis Seek resident input on regulating or prohibiting sales in village – Bob Uphues
https://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/7-16-2019/Riverside-officials-to-talk-recreational-cannabis/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— La Grange officials begin discussion on sale of cannabis – Megann Horstead
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/07/15/la-grange-officials-begin-discussion-on-sale-of-cannabis/aekluk5/
— Berwyn City Council opposes federal law that would affect immigrant housing – Megann Horstead
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/07/15/berwyn-city-council-opposes-federal-law-that-would-affect-immigrant-housing/a2raw4d/

WTTW
— How Illinois Employers Might Handle Recreational Marijuana – Nick Blumberg (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise stoners.) 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/07/16/how-illinois-employers-might-handle-recreational-marijuana

WSIL TV
— Mt. Vernon makes changes to marijuana and liquor rules – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40791585/mt-vernon-makes-changes-to-marijuana-and-liquor-rules

ABC7 & FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House votes to condemn President Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-condemns-trumps-tweets-against-4-congresswomen-of-color/5398937/
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/house-votes-to-condemn-trump-tweets

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump calls on GOP to oppose House condemnation of tweets
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-calls-on-gop-to-oppose-house-condemnation-of-tweets

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam joins Sidley law firm to lobby, consult – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-congressman-peter-roskam-joins-sidley-20190716-borrf6lkmfbjndwu6xoahkmqdi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s cheap shots reveal a very weak man.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-donald-trump-racist-tweet-squad-page-20190716-v7gpekpasvadxlj2ait5xnc4eu-story.html
— With just $9.72 in the bank, Democratic lawmaker from Naperville officially ends long-shot primary challenge to Sen. Dick Durbin – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-campaign-finance-reports-20190717-bkr434ue4fbrje5mejgrfuexra-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Peter Roskam lands job with Sidley Austin The big Chicago law firm with a major Beltway presence announced today that the former congressman is joining its government strategies unit. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/peter-roskam-lands-job-sidley-austin
— Planned Parenthood of Illinois to forgo fed funds under abortion ‘gag rule’ It’s passing up more than $3 million in federal funds following the Trump administration’s move to cut off family-planning program funding for organizations that perform abortions. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/planned-parenthood-illinois-forgo-fed-funds-under-abortion-gag-rule
— The case for truly independent regulators A string of recent events shows that relations between regulators and the regulated are a bit cozier than we tend to assume. And that’s bad for business. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/case-truly-independent-regulators
— Her job: Bring moderate voters back to the GOP Sarah Chamberlain, chief of the Republican Main Street Partnership, hits town with a message that’s a tough sell in the Trump era: GOP success comes from quietly reaching out. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/her-job-bring-moderate-voters-back-gop
— In a tight market, McDonald’s and rivals are tapping a new labor pool Restaurant chains are overlooking the stigma that clings to ex-criminals — and finding that former prisoners are model employees because they appreciate the second chance. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/tight-market-mcdonalds-and-rivals-are-tapping-new-labor-pool

DAILY HERALD
— Former Rep. Roskam joins law firm’s government practice – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190716/former-rep-roskam-joins-law-firms-government-practice
— Casten, Underwood lead GOP rivals in campaign funds
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190716/casten-underwood-lead-gop-rivals-in-campaign-funds

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Half of Illinois gun dealers don’t have new state license – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Half-of-Illinois-gun-dealers-don-8217-t-have-new-14099439.php

WGLT
— LaHood, Davis Criticize Trump Tweets But Point Finger At ‘Far Left’ – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-davis-criticize-trump-tweets-point-finger-far-left#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote their “Resolution Condemning Trump’s Racist Comments About Congresswomen.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/read-heres-resolution-condemning-trumps-racist-comments-about-congresswomen#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Fundraising and Spending in 6th and 14th Congressional District Races
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/16/fundraising-and-spending-iun-6th-and-14th-congresional-district-races/ 
— Peter Roskam Made Partner at Law Firm of Sidley Austin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/16/peter-roskam-made-partner-at-law-firm-of-sidley-austin/ 
— “Being a Young Conservative Female…”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/15/being-a-young-conservative-female/ 
— Townships Don’t Belong in Bus Business, Bob Anderson Says
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/15/townships-dont-belong-in-bus-business-bob-anderson-says/ 
— Updating 6th and 14th Congressional District Activity
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/15/updating-6th-and-14th-congressional-district-activity/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Oberweis most qualified for 14th district because of experience, Lake County Republican Federation member says – Glenn Minnis
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512760577-oberweis-most-qualified-for-14th-district-because-of-experience-lake-county-republican-federation-member-says

MCHENRY TIMES
— Wheeler: Oberweis is ‘strong conservative,’ ‘represents the ideas of the 14th District’ – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/512760594-wheeler-oberweis-is-strong-conservative-represents-the-ideas-of-the-14th-district

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Casten, Underwood took campaign money from law firm that represented sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein – W.J. Kennedy
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512766583-casten-underwood-took-campaign-money-from-law-firm-that-represented-sexual-predator-jeffrey-epstein

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Quadruple dipper Tim Baldermann eyeing state House seat – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512763951-quadruple-dipper-tim-baldermann-eyeing-state-house-seat

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Seeks Input on Spending with Annual Budget Survey
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=61006

CITY OF WHEATON
— City Seeks Candidate for West District Council Seat
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=265
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The Wheaton City Council is seeking individuals who would be interested in being appointed to the currently vacant West District City Council position. The West District includes properties in the City generally located south of Front Street, west of Naperville Road/Plamondon Road to the western City limits. An Election District map can be found on the City’s website. This position became vacant on July 16, 2019, as a result of Councilman Scalzo’s resignation from the Wheaton City Council. The appointment to this position would be for the remaining two years of Councilman Scalzo’s term as Councilman for the West District, ending in May 2021. Individuals interested in being considered for this position are asked to submit an application to the Wheaton City Clerk, Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL 60187, no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2019. Applications can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at 630-260-2012 or [email protected] Any questions pertaining to this solicitation should be addressed to the City Clerk, Sharon Barrett-Hagen at 630-260-2012.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House decides Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of Trump violates chamber rules – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/16/nancy-pelosi-criticism-donald-trump-violates-house/
— The four noisy horseladies of the Apocalypse – Wesley Pruden
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/15/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-her-squad-have-taken-over/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump wants an unbiased social media platform; he should have the government make one – Charles Duan 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-wants-an-unbiased-social-media-platform-he-should-have-the-government-make-one

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: University of Illinois Posts ‘Toolkit’ to Fight ICE Deportations – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/16/university-of-illinois-posts-toolkit-to-fight-ice-deportations/
— Trump Responds to Critics, Warns Republicans: ‘Those Tweets Were NOT Racist’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/16/trump-responds-to-critics-warns-republicans-those-tweets-were-not-racist/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump’s Tweets Against The ‘Squad’ Unify Democrats After Pelosi, Progressives Feud – Audrey Conklin
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/16/trump-squad-unifies-democrats/
— Mitch McConnell Responds To Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Comments – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Who has hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you should “go back?” I should write a book about Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in DuPage County, Milton Township, Glen Ellyn, and Wheaton who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to Crete. I should write a book about my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to IRS. I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to Firestone Stores. I should write a book about my Democrat Park Forest Post Office superiors, supervisors, and coworkers who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should “go back” to washing dishes at S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/16/mitch-mcconnell-trump-go-back-came-from-tweets/

JUDICIAL WATCH
— Tom Fitton: The Left Has Gone Off the Deep End on Illegal Immigration!
https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/in-the-news/tom-fitton-the-left-has-gone-off-the-deep-end-on-illegal-immigration/

THE HILL
— Green files articles of impeachment against Trump, setting up floor vote – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/453400-green-files-articles-of-impeachment-against-trump-setting-up-floor-vote

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating House members vote to condemn Trump’s tweets.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/16/politics/trump-racist-comments-resolution-house-democrats/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Condemns Trump’s Attack on Four Congresswomen as Racist – Julie Hirschfeld Davis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/us/politics/trump-tweet-house-vote.html

WASHINGTON POST
— A divided House votes for resolution condemning Trump’s remarks – Mike DeBonis, John Wagner, and Rachael Bade
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-again-at-minority-lawmakers-as-house-prepares-to-condemn-his-racist-tweets/2019/07/16/bca3afa4-a7b3-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: What drives the Democrat Party? ANSWER: Anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoider, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time politics.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-identity-politics-drives-trump-and-the-republican-party-under-him/2019/07/16/a5ff5710-a733-11e9-a3a6-ab670962db05_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘I Refuse to Call it a Corvette.’ GM Moves the Engine, Revs Up a Revolt The automaker’s plan to move the engine to its midsection has some longtime fans beside themselves – Mike Colias
https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-refuse-to-call-it-a-corvette-gm-moves-the-engine-revs-up-a-revolt-11563287949

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele calls evangelicals who support Trump ‘the biggest phonies of all’ – Eliza Relman
https://www.businessinsider.com/former-rnc-chairman-michael-steele-slams-trump-supporting-evangelicals-2019-7

NEW REPUBLIC
— Trump and His Deplorables The president’s racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen warrants universal condemnation, yet his supporters and party largely stand by him. – MATT FORD
https://newrepublic.com/article/154481/trump-racist-tweet-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-ilhan-omar

July 9 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Border Wall will Help People on Both Sides — Trump is Right
https://www.whitehouse.gov/westwingreads/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Every town should ban pot in public places Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. But video gambling machines are everywhere. – Anita Bedell, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/8/20686445/marijuana-law-weed-legalization-smoke-free-illinois-act-ban-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries
(FROM THE LETTER: Illinois’ new marijuana law includes an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act ban on indoor smoking, and lets cities decide whether to allow on-site marijuana use at bars, restaurants, and cannabis smoking lounges, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Rep. Kelly Cassidy and her colleagues decided that social consumption of marijuana would be allowed, but not licensed by the state, leaving that up to local officials, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Public health and safety are concerns with on-site consumption. Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. However, video gambling machines are everywhere, except in the 125 municipalities and counties where they are banned. We could see a similar situation with marijuana unless local officials pass ordinances to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries, processing, transporting, cultivation facilities and on-site consumption of marijuana in municipalities and counties. Living near marijuana dispensaries makes youth more likely to use marijuana, according to a study by the Rand Corp. Youth who use marijuana are more likely to experience negative consequences, such as increased risk of mental and physical health problems, according to the researchers. Contact your mayor, city council and county board to ask for a ban on recreational marijuana businesses and on-site consumption. Act now to protect your family and community before it is too late.)
— Pritzker administration yanks band from Downstate fair over Confederate flag logo The flare-up in DuQuoin, about 320 miles south of Chicago, rekindles a centuries-old rift in Illinois, whose southern tip reaches far into the confines of the old Confederacy. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/9/20688331/pritzker-cancels-band-duquoin-state-fair-confederate-railroad-flag-logo
— Gay and proud: Megan Rapinoe is the current face of athletic excellence And this is what she said as the tournament began: “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team — it’s never been done before, ever.” – Rick Telander 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/9/20688286/gay-megan-rapinoe-uswnt-womens-world-cup-fifa-equality-lesbian-bird-wnba-telander

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood gets another GOP challenger – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-challenger-sue-rezin-20190709-szlxnzhy5jgmnjz2n57czxeqbm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McConnell equates his ancestors’ slave ownership to Obama’s – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190709/news/307099903/
— McMahon going into private law practice, has no plans to run for public office – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190709/mcmahon-going-into-private-law-practice-has-no-plans-to-run-for-public-office

TIMES
— State Sen. Sue Rezin will run for Congress in 14th District – Derek Barichello
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/07/09/state-sen-sue-rezin-will-run-for-congress-in-14th-district/av1wmtj/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Brings Inside Dopester Report to Libertarians
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/skillicorn-brings-inside-dopester-report-to-libertarians/ 
— Confederate Railroad Band Tossed Out of DuQuoin State Fair, But Snoop Dog Still Featured at Springfield’s State Fair
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/confederate-railroad-band-tossed-out-of-duquoin-state-fair-but-snoop-dog-still-featured-at-springfields-state-fair/ 
— 14th Congressional District Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/14th-congressioal-district-update/ 
— JB Pritzker Admits He Stands “Short and Squatty for Illinois”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/jb-pritzker-admits-he-stands-short-and-squatty-for-illinois/ 
— Jack Franks’ Allies Use Jack Franks’ Citizen Participation Act Argument in Brettman, Schuster Suit Dismissal Motion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/jack-franks-allies-use-jack-franks-citizen-participation-act-argument-in-brettman-schuster-suit-dismissal-motion/ 
— Casten Brags of Having Raised $1.1 Million, Underwood Has Similar Amount
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/casten-brags-of-having-raised-1-1-million/ 
— Misinformation on Social Media Draws Criticism of Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/misinformation-on-social-media-draws-criticism-of-lauren-underwood/ 
— Casten Called Out for Voting with His Party 98.8% of the Time
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/casten-called-oot-for-voting-with-his-party/ 
— Will McHenry County Democrats Dump Jefferson Day Dinner?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/07/will-mchenry-county-democrats-dump-jefferson-day-dinner/ 
— Legislators Going to Get Back Pay Resulting from Not Being Allowed to Take COLAs?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/07/legislators-going-to-get-back-pay-resulting-from-not-being-allowed-to-take-colas/

CAPITOL FAX
— Still no A-List Republican to challenge Durbin (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates: John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, in Jeanne Ive’s precinct to the east, and in Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/09/still-no-a-list-republican-to-challenge-durbin/
— Rezin files paperwork to run for US House
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/09/rezin-files-paperwork-to-run-for-us-house/

GOPUSA
— Ilhan Omar goes after the stoner vote (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform opposes the sale of pot. None of the Republicans who represent DuPage County in Springfield voted for the sale of pot. In Illinois, you declare your political party affiliation with the type ballot that you cast in primary elections. If you promote the sale pot, you should cast a Libertarian Party ballot. Which politicians are going after the stoner vote in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write an article about those “Republican” politicians who are going after the stoner vote in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. They fail/refuse to call for a ban on the sale of pot in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72290
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ilhan Omar renewed her call for legalizing marijuana nationwide this week, framing federal action on the issue as a matter of economic equality. In an interview with BET, the freshman Minnesota Democrat said lawmakers should “not allow for the states to pick and choose” whether to legalize the substance. “What happens

[without full legalization]

is you will have a state where someone is publicly and professionally able to profit and the next state, someone could be sent to life for it,” Omar said. “We want to make sure that there is equality in our laws. I don’t think it is just for that kind of economy to exist within this policy.” The push to legalize marijuana has gained traction in recent years. Eleven states have adopted laws allowing marijuana for recreational purposes. Dozens more, including Minnesota, approve medicinal use in some cases. But possessing or selling the substance remains a federal offense. Omar is a cosponsor of legislation that would remove the drug from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge federal convictions for marijuana possession or use. The measure is backed by a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The proposal has so far failed to get a hearing in either chamber or attract support from Senate Republicans, whose votes would be needed to pass. A number of members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, including fellow freshman Democrats Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, have previously expressed support for allowing states to legalize the substance. But Omar is the state’s only member pushing for lifting the prohibition on the federal level. Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential candidate, backs legalization but says “states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders.” The debate over legalization, including the economic impact of current policies, will return to the spotlight in Washington on Wednesday, when a congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on “racial justice and the need for reform” of marijuana laws.)
— Democrats’ chances, and their issues, in the toilet
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72300

FOX NEWS
— The Democratic Party is now a religious cult – and Biden and Pelosi don’t pass the purity test – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-the-democratic-party-is-now-a-religious-cult-and-biden-and-pelosi-dont-pass-the-purity-test

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Majority of Hispanic voters approve of citizenship question on U.S. census – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/55-of-hispanic-voters-approve-citizenship-question/
— Bill would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/bill-would-allow-victims-sue-sanctuary-cities/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— NBC uses census records from 1800s to shame McConnell into supporting reparations – Ellie Bufkin (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nbc-uses-census-records-from-1800s-to-shame-mcconnell-into-supporting-reparations

AMERICAN THINKER
— The American Left’s Army of Dupes – Steve McCann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/the_american_lefts_army_of_dupes.html
— The media are a major contributor to the huge crisis at the border – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/the_media_is_a_major_contributor_to_the_huge_crisis_at_the_border_.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— America Isn’t the Church and Shouldn’t Act Like It The U.S. cannot dictate moral truth and refashion the world in her own image. – CASEY CHALK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want America and the rest of the world to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of speech and gun rights, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/america-isnt-the-church-and-shouldnt-act-like-it/

BREITBART
— Charles Hurt: Hatred of Trump Rooted in ‘Contempt’ for ‘Regular American People’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/07/08/charles-hurt-hatred-trump-contempt-american-people/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats And Their Race-Based Agenda – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/09/democrats-race-based-agenda/

TOWNHALL
— Snowflakes Come Out In Full Force To Boycott Home Depot For A Really Stupid Reason – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/07/08/snowflakes-come-out-in-full-force-to-boycott-home-depot-for-a-really-stupid-reaso-n2549727
— Ilhan Omar Swipes Pelosi: You’re Just Salty Because We Are The Ones Wielding The Power – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/09/ilhan-omar-swipes-pelosi-youre-just-salty-because-we-are-the-ones-wielding-the-power-n2549741

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Radicalism and tyranny to define the next Democrat president – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30573-assault-america-day-188-radicalism-and-tyranny-define-next-democrat-president

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Tucker Carlson: Tlaib Wants Power Due To Skin Color, Imagine A White Candidate Saying Vote For Me Based On Race – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/08/tucker_carlson_tlaib_wants_power_due_to_skin_color_imagine_a_white_candidate_saying_vote_for_me_based_on_race.html

WORLD NET DAILY
— MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT MASS DEPORTATION OF ILLEGALS If Congress fails to reach deal this week to close loopholes
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/majority-of-americans-want-mass-deportation-of-illegals/

THE HILL
— McConnell says he and Obama are both ‘descendants of slaveholders’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452241-mcconnell-says-he-and-obama-are-both-descendants-of-slave-holders
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Baltimore Sun reported in 2007 that Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather owned two slaves in Kentucky and that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother also owned two slaves.)
— Democrats are too far left to win Middle America – COREY R. LEWANDOWSKI
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/452058-democrats-are-too-far-left-to-win-middle-america

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Can’t Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Appeals Court Rules The decision may have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to officials’ accounts in the social-media era. – Charlie Savage
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/politics/trump-twitter-first-amendment.html
— Why Women Getting Abortions Now Are More Likely to Be Poor – Sabrina Tavernise
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/abortion-access-inequality.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Three decades ago, the bottom 90 percent of America held 40 percent of total net worth. Today, it holds 30. – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: What is the top reason why you have less wealth? For me, it is the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/09/three-decades-ago-bottom-percent-america-held-percent-total-net-worth-today-it-holds/

FED SMITH
— Three Steps to Avoid the Retirement Blues – Brandon Christy (DIERSEN: Prior to September of 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors mislead me to believe that they were going to let me work until I was 55 in 2003 and eligible for regular retirement.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/07/09/three-steps-avoid-retirement-blues/

KNIGHT FOUNDATION
— A new Knight report examines trust in media, showing that many young adults use news media to make decisions on policies and voting (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to use the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to make any kind of decision on anything. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://knightfoundation.org/press/releases/young-adults-show-strong-interest-in-news-media-but-express-concern-about-the-impact-of-news-on-democracy

MILITARY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth encourages veterans to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/07/09/duckworth-aims-to-address-health-care-gaps-for-lgbtq-veterans/

June 29 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ICE to remove ‘millions of illegal aliens’ in US, Trump says, scant on details
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/ice-to-remove-millions-of-illegal-aliens-in-us-trump-says-scant-on-details

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrat Robert Martwick sworn in as state senator; GOP taps Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens for House seat – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-northwest-side-shake-up-robert-martwick-brad-stephens-20190628-t6caxgrwxrbvlocaxml4x7uiim-story.html
— U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood makes it official: She’ll run for a second term – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-announces-reelection-bid-20190629-jnp4xr7j3ree5k7hxxl55funay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rosemont Mayor Brad Stephens pulling double duty after being sworn in as state representative Stephens was unanimously chosen to fill the vacancy created by Rep. Michael McAuliffe, and will now hold both offices. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/29/20122805/rosemont-brad-stephens-republican-20th-district-illinois-house-representative-swearing-in-ceremony

DAILY HERALD
— Rosemont mayor appointed state representative – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190629/rosemont-mayor-appointed-state-representative
— Illinois six-figure pensions grow 74% since 2015 – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190629/illinois-six-figure-pensions-grow-74-since-2015
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who opposes the federal law that criminalizes unlawful entry into the United States? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190629/whos-behind-the-law-making-undocumented-immigrants-criminals-an-unrepentant-white-supremacist
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, individuals, organizations, and companies leave Illinois because under the Democrats, Illinois is ever-increasingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190629/facts-matter-no-data-backs-up-claim-that-exodus-followed-state-tax-increase

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Assimilation in America – John Borling
https://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20190629/third-degree-assimilation-in-america

WGLT
— Davis, LaHood Support Border Funding Bill – AP
https://www.wglt.org/post/davis-lahood-support-border-funding-bill#stream/0

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. McSweeney, RNC official bash self-serving, anti-Trump agenda from Reps. Casten, Schakowsky – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/512680923-rep-mcsweeney-rnc-official-bash-self-serving-anti-trump-agenda-from-reps-casten-schakowsky

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Pritzker’s parting gift to retiring teachers comes at a high cost to everyone else, warns GOP official – Glenn Minnis 
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/512680901-pritzker-s-parting-gift-to-retiring-teachers-comes-at-a-high-cost-to-everyone-else-warns-gop-official

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— THE TIME IS RIPE FOR ILLINOIS TO END GERRYMANDERING – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/the-time-is-ripe-for-illinois-to-end-gerrymandering/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— When ‘Equality’ Means Anything but Reality – Robert Knight 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/when-equality-means-anything-but-reality/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump still on track to begin deporting illegal immigrant families – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/29/donald-trump-still-track-begin-deporting-illegal-i/

FOX NEWS
— Democrat candidates are really pro-abortion, not pro-choice – Penny Young Nance
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/penny-nance-dem-candidates-are-really-pro-abortion-not-pro-choice

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Mass Deportations Still Planned Despite Border Bill 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-deportations/2019/06/29/id/922619/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Big tech test-marketing censorship of Trump – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/big_tech_testmarketing_censorship_of_trump.html
— Rich illegals now crossing over with their suitcases – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/rich_illegals_now_crossing_over_with_their_suitcases.html
— The debates: Democrat contempt for America and Americans laid bare – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/the_debates_democrat_contempt_for_america_and_americans_laid_bare.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Where Were the Fact Checkers? – Edward Lulie
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/06/29/where-were-the-fact-checkers/

BREITBART
— California to Ban Workplace Discrimination Against Black ‘Natural Hairstyles’ – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/29/california-to-ban-workplace-discrimination-against-black-natural-hairstyles/

DAILY CALLER
— Holocaust Survivor Accuses Ocasio-Cortez Of Spreading ‘Anti-Semitism, Hatred And Stupidity’ – AUDREY CONKLIN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/29/holocaust-survivor-ocasio-cortez/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Won’t Like What Trump Just Said About ICE Raids – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/06/29/ice-raids-are-back-on-n2549221

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Democrat Party ‘bigger hate group than the KKK,’ says Rush Limbaugh; tyranny ‘only one election away’ – Zachary Leeman 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/29/democrat-party-bigger-hate-group-than-the-kkk-says-rush-limbaugh-tyranny-only-one-election-away-769937

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Catholic Bishop Escorts Migrants over Border to Protest U.S. Immigration Policy – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/catholic-bishop-escorts-migrants-over-border-to-protest-u-s-immigration-policy/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Veer Left on Immigration at Debates, Pleasing Base — and Trump – Jennifer Medina
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/us/politics/democratic-debates-immigration.html
— Trump Consultant Is Trolling Democrats With Biden Site That Isn’t Biden’s – Matthew Rosenberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/us/politics/fake-joe-biden-website.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The bottom line of the Democratic debate: Women won – Kathleen Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-bottom-line-of-the-democratic-debate-women-won/2019/06/28/f60694ea-99e5-11e9-830a-21b9b36b64ad_story.html

FORBES
— Trump’s Leaner White House 2019 Payroll Has Already Saved Taxpayers $20 Million – Adam Andrzejewski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2019/06/28/trumps-leaner-white-house-2019-payroll-has-already-saved-taxpayers-20-million/#6ae41b6386dc