July 16, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 15, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

WGN9
— Trump in Milwaukee after assassination attempt, Illinois delegates make short trip north for RNC
https://wgntv.com/news/republican-national-convention-milwaukee/trump-prepares-for-rnc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A number of Illinois Republicans have made the short trek north to Milwaukee, an unlikely host for the RNC considering it’s a deeply Democratic city. However, Wisconsin is a key swing state in the upcoming election after Biden defeated Trump there in 2020 by less than a percentage point. “We were once inch away from not having a presidential nominee,” Aaron Del Mar of the Illinois Republican State Central Committee said in the wake of the assassination attempt on Trump. “So, yes, certainly that is going to have an impact on who the VP pick is.” Other Illinois delegates say Republicans will use this week to underscore what they think one-party Democratic leadership has meant for Illinois. “The idea that immigrants should be getting more services than people of Chicago, it’s nuts,” Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter said. “It’s just wrong. “So I think it’s time for people to step back and see who it is that’s going to be delivering the kind of ideas and the kind of services that actually help the people of Illinois.” Illinois delegates will be set up near the back of the convention floor this week, next to Arkansas and just behind Texas. Swing states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are positioned much closer to the front.)

ABC7
— RNC 2024, recast by Trump assassination attempt, kicks off Monday. The RNC will maintain its original programming despite the Trump rally shooting.
https://abc7chicago.com/live-updates/rnc-2024-event-kicks-off-in-milwaukee-following-donald-trump-assassination-attempt/15060290/
— Portrait of suspected gunman emerges after Trump assassination attempt. A recovered firearm was legally purchased by the suspect’s father, sources said.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-assassination-attempt-suspect-had-registered-republican/15058563/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Officials feared that the assassination attempt would inspire others. The assassination attempt against President Donald Trump “will likely be amplified in extremist messaging and heavily exploited by malicious actors as well as adversarial nation-states in mis/dis/mal-information aimed at fomenting division,” according to an NYPD intelligence product obtained by ABC News. “In the immediate hours after the shooting took place, multiple users on numerous online messaging platforms responded to the incident with support for the attack, overt calls for civil war, hostile rhetoric against FPOTUS Trump, threats against elected officials, and generalized calls for retaliatory violence,” according to the bulletin which was dated July 14, 2024. . . (Crooks) was working as a dietary aide at the Bethel Park Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, according to administrator Marcie Grimm. Thomas Matthew Crooks “performed his job without concern” and passed a background check, according to Grimm. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of his involvement as Thomas Matthew Crooks performed his job without concern and his background check was clean,” Grimm said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with law enforcement officials at this time.” The firearm recovered at the scene was legally purchased by the suspect’s father, an urgent trace conducted by ATF found, according to multiple law enforcement sources. A source who has been briefed said the gun was an AR-15 style rifle that was purchased in 2013. . .Crooks had no known history of mental illness, per the FBI. His family is cooperating with investigators. “We’re looking into his background, his day-to-day activities, any writings, and social media posts that might help us identify what led to this shooting. And we have not seen anything threatening,” Rojek added. . .So far, investigators have not uncovered any ties to extremist organizations or individuals, though they continue to scour information from the suspect’s phone and other digital devices, according to the sources. Increasingly, the shooting was looking like a lone wolf attack, sources said. . .Myers said that Crooks “tended to be more of an interesting one” and described him as “more socially reserved” and someone who “didn’t have a ton of friends.” But he said he never heard Crooks discuss politics or, specifically, Donald Trump. . .Myers and another student said that Crooks tried to join the high school’s rifle team but was rejected and asked not to return after a “preseason” session. “He didn’t just not make the team, he was asked not to come back because how bad of a shot he was, it was considered like, dangerous,” said Myers. Another member of the team, who asked not to be named, told ABC News that there was a view that Crooks “wasn’t really fit for the rifle team.” “He also shot terrible,” the team member added. . .Crooks, however, did belong to a local shooting club, counsel for the club confirms to ABC News, Clairton Sportsmen’s Club. . .The classmate added that Crooks was interested in building computers and never discussed politics. . .It was too early in the investigation to say whether the suspect had been acting alone, Bivens said. Investigators were determining if anyone else had been involved, he said.)
— Donald Trump supporters hold rally in Chicago day after assassination attempt. – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-shooting-supporters-hold-rally-chicagos-west/15059186/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The rally hosted by Trump supporters in the Austin neighborhood was briefly interrupted after a verbal altercation with those who did not welcome their presence led to a person pulling a weapon. Police, who were monitoring the rally nearby, responded immediately and the situation was diffused. . .The rally was a small one, bringing together around 20 Trump supporters.)
— No changes made to RNC security plan after Trump assassination attempt, Secret Service says. Chicago Police Department monitoring situation in preparation for DNC.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/donald-trump-rally-shooting-authorities-reexamining-2024-rnc/15058117/
— Chicago shootings: At least 36 shot, 6 fatally, in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-least-25-shot-4-fatally/15058670/

NBC5
— Trump attack a ‘failure’ for Secret Service: retired agent who survived Reagan assassination attempt. While in the Secret Service, Tim McCarthy suffered a gunshot wound to the chest during an assassination attempt against former President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. – Bennett Haeberle
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-attack-a-failure-for-secret-service-retired-agent-who-survived-reagan-assassination-attempt-says/3489204/
— Biden orders security review of RNC plans after Trump assassination attempt. The president also ordered a review of security at the rally Saturday where former President Trump was injured in an assassination attempt. – James Neveau
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/biden-security-review-rnc-milwaukee-plans-trump-assassination-attempt/3489143/
— Secret Service ‘confident’ in security plans for Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/secret-service-confident-in-security-plans-for-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3489236/
— Here’s who is expected to speak at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee
https://www.nbcchicago.com/2024-rnc-republican-national-convention-milwaukee/heres-who-is-expected-to-speak-at-the-republican-national-convention-in-milwaukee/3489177/

CBS2
— The 2024 Republican National Convention set to begin on heels of assassination attempt. Here’s what to know. – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/2024-republican-national-convention-what-to-know/
— Ex-classmate of Trump rally shooter describes him as “normal boy,” rejected from high school rifle team. – Madeleine May
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/trump-rally-shooter-classmate-normal-boy-rejected-from-high-school-rifle-team/
— Trump rally shooter’s motive still unclear as Biden urges calm.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/live-updates/trump-shooting-statement-joe-biden-updates/
— Secret Service to review security at Chicago DNC after Trump assassination attempt. -Dave Savini
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/secret-service-review-security-chicago-dnc-trump-assassination-attempt/

FOX32
— Chicago police heighten security for DNC after Trump rally shooting. – Nate Rodgers and Cody King
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-heighten-security-for-dnc-after-trump-rally-shooting

WTTW
— The RNC’s First Day Will Still Focus on the Economy. Here’s What to Know About Trump’s Plans. – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/rnc-s-first-day-will-still-focus-economy-here-s-what-know-about-trump-s-plans
— From the Uihleins to Prominent Business Owners, Who Are Illinois’ Biggest Republican Donors? – Nick Blumberg  (COMMENT: What do major Republican donors think of you?)
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/15/uihleins-prominent-business-owners-who-are-illinois-biggest-republican-donors
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump’s Top Donors: With a combined $10 million donation to the Make America Great Again Super PAC, billionaires Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein are the second-biggest backers of Trump’s reelection bid —  though their contribution has been dwarfed by the $75 million kicked in by banking heir Timothy Mellon. The Uihleins, Lake Forest residents and owners of the shipping products company Uline, are longtime conservative political donors. Uline, which was once headquartered in Illinois, moved in 2010 to Wisconsin — also home to Schlitz Brewing, to which Richard Uihlein is an heir. The Uihleins have long been active in Illinois politics. They supported former Gov. Bruce Rauner in his successful 2014 election bid. In 2018, they backed his unsuccessful challenger in the Republican gubernatorial primary, then-state Rep. Jeanne Ives. They’ve also supported U.S. Rep. Mary Miller (R-Springfield), who drew widespread condemnation for approvingly quoting Adolf Hitler in a 2021 speech; failed Illinois gubernatorial and congressional candidate Darren Bailey; and U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (R-Peoria). Other donations have gone to two firebrands in the U.S. House: U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida). Elizabeth Uihlein also made a $3,300 gift to former Vice President Mike Pence’s presidential campaign in 2023. Since 1998, the Uihleins and their company have made donations totaling nearly $92 million to Illinois-based candidates or committees, according to state election records. The Uihleins have also been active donors to a variety of PACs during the current election cycle. Including their contribution to the Trump campaign, they’ve made more than $61 million in donations to candidates and committees across the country last year and this year, according to federal election records. They’ve been most generous to two Downers Grove-based Super PACs affiliated with the conservative activist organization Restoration of America: Restoration PAC and Fair Courts America. Restoration of America’s founder, Doug Truax, was an unsuccessful candidate in the 2014 Illinois Republican primary for U.S. Senate, losing to Jim Oberweis. In total, the Uihleins have given the two PACs nearly $20 million in 2023 and 2024. They’re also longtime backers of the Club For Growth PAC, which has raked in nearly $16 million from the Uihleins this cycle. And while they’re now Trump mega-donors, they also contributed $3 million to Never Back Down, a super PAC supporting the failed presidential campaign of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. . .The Uihleins aren’t the only Illinoisans actively backing conservative political committees during this election cycle. Billionaire Ken Griffin — who famously railed against crime in Chicago and announced he’d move his hedge fund, Citadel, to Miami in 2022 — is still listed as an Illinois resident in some of the contributions that appear in federal election records. During the current campaign cycle, he’s pumped nearly $60 million into campaigns and committees across the country. He has given $10 million apiece to Maryland’s Future, which is supporting former Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s bid for the U.S. Senate, and Keystone Renewal PAC, which is backing Republican David McCormick’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania. Griffin has also donated $6 million to the American Patriots PAC, a group that backs military veteran candidates that spent heavily in a successful bid to oust U.S. Rep. Bob Good (R-Virginia), who voted to unseat former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. While Griffin hasn’t been an active donor in Illinois campaigns recently, he did give $6,600 to the successful Nebraska Senate bid of Pete Ricketts, a Republican, who is part of the family that owns the Chicago Cubs. Craig Duchossois, whose billionaire family previously owned the Arlington Park horse racing track, has given more than $9 million to an array of candidates and committees this cycle. According to federal records, Duchossois gave $3 million to the Congressional Leadership Fund, which backs GOP House candidates; $2 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, which supports Republican Senate candidates; and $1 million to the PAC associated with the Koch Brothers-founded group Americans for Prosperity. He also gave $13,200 to Ricketts’ campaign and an associated fund. . .Federal records show that during the current election cycle, the RNC has taken in $826,000 from Elizabeth Uihlein; $413,000 from Duchossois; and $250,000 from Gerson. . .Just 50 Illinoisans have given Trump $3,300 or more, the maximum amount under federal law per each election (primary and general). Compare that to 572 such contributions to Biden. The average contribution to Trump was $39, whereas Biden donations averaged $221. And the overall totals reflect the disparity in Illinois’ political leaning as well. Trump has taken in $3.7 million from Illinoisans, according to the most recent data available, while Biden has taken in $5.8 million.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Secret Service is investigating how a gunman who shot and injured Trump was able to get so close. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/the-secret-service-is-investigating-how-a-gunman-who-shot-and-injured-trump-was-able-to-get-so-close/
— Former fire chief who died at Trump rally used his body to shield family from gunfire. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/former-fire-chief-who-died-at-trump-rally-used-his-body-to-shield-family-from-gunfire-2/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Illinois GOP leaders at RNC say Trump shooting will unite the party for November. – JEREMY GORNER and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/rnc-trump-shooting-illinois/
— Chicago’s Jewish community is bearing the brunt of religious intolerance. – Yinam Cohen (COMMENT: Democrats run Chicago.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/opinion-anstisemitism-hate-crimes-chicago/
— To reduce gun violence, America must change the culture that glamorizes violence. – Tio Hardiman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/15/opinion-america-glamorizes-gun-violence/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump expected to take RNC stage Monday night. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/15/rnc-milwaukee-trump-convention-opening-night
— Illinois Republicans ready to ‘rock this’ RNC as Trump assassination attempt unites GOP. Donald Trump’s defiant response to the shooting has provided “a shot of adrenaline in our arm” for his already fervent followers, Illinois delegate Aaron Del Mar said as the GOP gets ready to kick off the Republican National Convention on Monday. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/14/illinois-republicans-trump-assassination-attempt-gop-national-convention-milwaukee
— With the attempt on his life, Trump’s convention will be ‘epic,’ says Reince Priebus. The image of a bloodied Trump pumping his fist at a campaign rally in Butler, Pennsylvania Saturday and mouthing the word “fight” will become one of the iconic photos defining these charged political times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/14/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-donald-trump-assassination-attempt
— After Trump assassination attempt, Dems pause counter-messaging at RNC, including Pritzker appearance. Democrats had planned daily press conferences to highlight “the grave danger that Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans pose to our democracy, our rights and our livelihoods.” But with images of the shooting still fresh in the voters’ minds, they’re opting to let President Biden lead their response. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/14/trump-assassination-attempt-democrats-counter-messaging-pause-republican-national-convention-pritzker
— Mental health disorders are remarkably pervasive in the general public. Nearly 20% of the US population is estimated to have a mental illness.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/07/12/gun-access-rage-hate-fuel-killings-violence-crime-diana-fishbein-alex-rohrer-madeline-jupina
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/other-views/2024/07/15/rallying-cry-defend-rights-transgender-people-youth-conservative-states-republicans-heather-steans

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH MCCARTY PHOTO: Former suburban police chief wounded protecting Reagan Tim McCarthy expects ‘deep dive’ into security failures. – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240714/news/former-suburban-police-chief-wounded-protecting-reagan-expects-deep-dive-into-security-failures/
— What we know about the 20-year-old suspect in the apparent assassination attempt of Donald Trump. – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240714/nation-and-world/what-we-know-about-the-20-year-old-suspect-in-the-apparent-assassination-attempt-of-donald-trump/
— Judge dismisses classified documents indictment against Trump. – Devlin Barrett, Perry Stein
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240715/crime/judge-dismisses-classified-documents-indictment-against-trump/

CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Airlines look to navigate political turbulence around their diversity commitments. – Judith Crown (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/equity/airlines-dei-efforts-navigate-polarized-political-landscape

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Jim Marter of Oswego, a delegate and the Republican candidate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, said on matters of foreign policy, there’s a clear consensus within the party since the old guard is no longer dominant. The old guard, he said, refers to “the old Republicans where a lot of them wanted to go into this, that, and the other war.” He said that contrasts with the current Republican stance. “I think for the most part,” he said, “Republicans are at this point, let’s say, ‘hey, if it doesn’t directly affect our national security, we don’t want to be involved.’” Marter opposes U.S involvement in the Ukraine War but does support U.S. funding to Israel in its war in Gaza. This aligns with Trump’s stance. Israel has received more U.S. aid than any other country since World War II, according to Reuters. – Maria Gardner Lara
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/wnij-news/2024-07-15/republican-national-convention-illinois-delegate-says-it-will-showcase-partys-isolationist-foreign-policy-view

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— ‘Died a hero’: Man killed at Trump rally used body to shield family from gunfire. – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/man-killed-at-trump-rally-was-former-fire-chief-who-died-a-hero-pa-governor-says/

NPR ILLINOIS
— After saying she wouldn’t be there, Nikki Haley will now speak at Republican convention. – Sarah McCammon
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-14/after-saying-she-wouldnt-be-there-nikki-haley-will-now-speak-at-republican-convention
— Women don’t have equal access to college in prison. – Jenny Abamu (COMMENT: What gave you access to college? For me it was my taking college preparatory classes in high school, getting an ACT score of 24, and graduating in the upper 20% of my class.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-15/women-dont-have-equal-access-to-college-in-prison-heres-why

WGLT
— How the shooting at Trump’s rally breached security at the event. – Ayesha Rascoe
https://www.wglt.org/2024-07-14/how-the-shooting-at-trumps-rally-breached-security-at-the-event

CITIES 92.9
— Different views of how Biden, Trump impact Illinois’ down-ballot races. – Greg Bishop
https://www.cities929.com/2024/07/15/different-views-of-how-biden-trump-impact-illinois-down-ballot-races/

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Hawley calls for congressional investigation into Trump assassination attempt security failures. – Jason Rosenbaum
https://www.stlpr.org/government-politics-issues/2024-07-14/senator-josh-hawley-missouri-congressional-investigation-trump-assassination-attempt-failures-fbi-secret-service

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— Illinois GOP ready for Trump’s convention – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/15/illinois-gop-ready-for-trumps-convention-00168227

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/15/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-325/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— As Republican Convention Begins Democrats Come Bearing Gifts.
https://johnkassnews.com/as-republican-convention-begins-democrats-come-bearing-gifts/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

RNC
— 2024 MASTER EVENT CALENDAR
https://www.scribd.com/document/750623190/RNC-Master-Calendar#fullscreen&from_embed

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: I’m rewriting RNC speech after near-death experience. – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/15/donald-trump-im-rewriting-rnc-speech-after-near-de/
— Secret Service at center of ‘failure’ to prevent assassination attempt. – Stephen Dinan and Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/secret-service-at-center-of-failure-to-prevent-ass/
— Words of vilification from Trump’s opponents echo after close attempt at assassination. – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters vilify you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/donald-trump-shooting-follows-ramped-vilification-/
— Trump shooter had no clear politics, wore a Demolition Ranch T-shirt, had bomb-making material. Thomas Matthew Crooks lived south of Pittsburgh, was bullied in high school. – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/donald-trump-shooter-thomas-matthew-crooks-had-no-/
— Secret Service director, DEI hiring under scrutiny in wake of Trump security lapses. – Matt Delaney (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/secret-service-director-dei-hiring-under-scrutiny-/
— Democrat media’s ‘Hitlerization’ of Trump no match for divine providence. – Charles Hurt  (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Hitlerize you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/14/fearless-men-history/
— A Trump-Vance ticket is a Biden-Harris victory. Trump needs a running mate with conviction and experience that voters can trust. – Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/trump-vance-ticket-is-biden-harris-victory/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Failure to intercept Trump shooter either ‘malice or incompetence’: Betsy DeVos’s brother. – Kaelan Deese
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/presidential/3082009/trump-shooter-intercept-malice-incompetence-betsy-devos-brother/
— Wisconsin Gov. Evers asking for guns to be banned near RNC convention after Trump shooting. – Conrad Hoyt
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/3082055/evers-asking-guns-banned-near-rnc-convention-trump-shooting/
— Trump assassination attempt follows a Charlottesville every weekend & January 6th on steroids. – Tiana Lowe Doescher
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3082167/trump-assassination-attempt-follows-a-charlottesville-every-weekend-january-6th-on-steroids/
— Is Trump Hitler or not? – Ian Haworth (COMMENT: If you are a Republican, the more demographics that you share with Trump, especially his religion and national origin, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Hitlerize you.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3081484/is-trump-hitler-or-not/
— Will Democrats now stop calling Trump a threat to democracy? – Conn Carroll
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3081574/will-democrats-now-stop-calling-trump-a-threat-to-democracy/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump lands in Milwaukee for RNC on day after assassination attempt. – Victor Nava
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/trump-lands-in-milwaukee-for-rnc-after-assassination-attempt/
— Secret Service blames local police, says it was tasked with securing properties surrounding Trump’s Pa. rally. – Alex Oliveira and Victoria Churchill
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-blames-local-police-says-it-was-tasked-with-securing-properties-surrounding-trumps-pa-rally/
— Disgraced ex- Illinois Gov. Blagojevich now a ‘Trump-o-crat’ with praise for his ‘his new Republican Party’ – Carl Campanile (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am disgraced. They stress the adverse actions that they, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me. I should write about them.)
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/disgraced-ex-illinois-gov-blagojevich-now-a-trump-o-crat-with-praise-for-his-his-new-republican-party/
— Secret Service chief Kimberly Cheatle facing mounting calls to resign after ‘total security breakdown’ at Trump rally. – Dana Kennedy
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-chief-kimberly-cheatle-facing-mounting-calls-to-resign-after-total-security-breakdown-at-trump-rally/
— Fury at Secret Service after Trump shooter opens fire from obvious perch & video shows agents fumbling to get ex-prez to safety. Ryan King and Joe Marino
https://nypost.com/2024/07/14/us-news/secret-service-under-pressure-in-wake-of-assassination-attempt-on-trump/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Immaculate Conception of Thomas Crooks. – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/the-immaculate-conception-of-thomas-crooks/

AMERICAN GRATNESS
— The Biden Titanic. Removing Biden is wise and needed for the country’s sake, but it will not solve the growing public anger at the left. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/15/the-biden-titanic/

AMERICAN THINKER
— They look just like the Keystone Kops: The DEI Secret Service in inaction. – Ned Barnett (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/they_look_just_like_the_keystone_kops_the_dei_secret_service_in_inaction.html

BEAUFORD COUNTY NOW
— Was the attempt on Trump’s life an isolated event or the start of something Big? – Editorial
https://www.beaufortcountynow.com/post/81077/was-the-attempt-on-trumps-life-an-isolated-event-or-the-start-of-something-big.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump’s resilience, momentum dire threat to Deep State – Jeff Willis
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/07/15/trumps-resilience-momentum-dire-threat-to-deep-state-1472367/

BLAZE
— Why are Dems FREAKING OUT over Efforts to STOP Illegals from Voting?!? (COMMENT: In your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct, how many illegals are going to vote for Biden and for the rest of the rest of the Democrats on the ballot?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFiH28k_jTQ

COLLEGE FIX
— 15 times academia demonized Trump before assassination attempt. – JENNIFER KABBANY (COMMENT: I should write about my critics/opponents who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most. I would focus on past and present a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/15-times-academia-demonized-trump-before-assassination-attempt/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— Did You See the New RNC Platform? Trump is a Genius. Democrats are Screwed. I Dare Democrats to Argue with Any of Our Platform. I Double Dare You. – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.creators.com/read/wayne-allyn-root

DAILY SIGNAL
— Secret Service Director Put Focus on diversity. – Jarrett Stepman (COMMENT: To meet federal diversity commitments, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/07/14/secret-service-director-put-focus-on-diversity/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden DEI Push In Secret Service Led To Unqualified Agents, One Of Whom Threw Tampons At Her Boss In Unhinged Rage. – Luke Rosiak (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-dei-push-in-secret-service-led-to-unqualified-agents-one-of-whom-threw-tampons-at-her-boss-in-unhinged-rage

FOX NEWS
— Without a border, immigrant crime can hit everywhere. Honest analysts admit that illegal immigrants commit more crime than citizens. – Thomas Homan (COMMENT: To illegally come into a country illegally and/or to illegally stay illegally in a country illegally is to demonstrate a) gross disrespect for the rule of law and b) gross disrespect for that country. Beyond overwhelmingly, illegals demand massive government assistance.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/without-border-immigrant-crime-can-hit-everywhere
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more dependency on government in Evanston.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-suburb-expand-eligibility-guaranteed-income-program-we-all-need-help

GOPUSA
— A Platform For Trump’s GOP Heads To Milwaukee
https://www.gopusa.com/a-platform-for-trumps-gop-heads-to-milwaukee/
— What Will Happen At The Republican Convention, And What To Watch For
https://www.gopusa.com/what-will-happen-at-the-republican-convention-and-what-to-watch-for/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— GOP platform has lost its way. – Kathryn Jean Lopez
https://www.pressrepublican.com/opinion/gop-platform-has-lost-its-way/article_2f8f9bca-4194-11ef-87fd-77a74dd03b36.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pro-life people believe abortion to be the human rights issue of our lifetime, one with eternal stakes. With the Republican Party’s changes to its platform regarding abortion, it’s hard to believe the GOP is in the cause for the long haul — never mind the eternal. The platform no longer calls for an end to abortion, opting instead for the leave-it-to-the-states position. This platform and likely presidential nominee Donald Trump have abandoned any even nominal claim to the moral high ground. Lauren Onak, vice-presidential candidate for the American Solidarity Party, is a pro-life convert who recently talked with me not just about saving babies but also helping people with immigration status and housing. If you are going to have an abortion because you don’t have anywhere to live, some pro-life people want to offer help. That’s the work of civil society— sometimes making use of government resources. If abortion is about human rights, ignoring women and children who need help is unacceptable. It doesn’t have to be this way. Henry Hyde, the late congressman, said something that remains true today: “The public virtue of hospitality has been grievously violated by abortion liberty,” he said. “And so, we must do better and we must do differently,” he said. “We must reclaim the heritage of public hospitality. We must become again become again a people capable of welcoming new life, weak life, dependent life, into our midst — and cherishing it,” Hyde went on. Onak is running with presidential candidate Peter Sonski. While they are not seriously expecting to have to move to D.C. come January, they have the right idea in wanting to offer an opportunity for Americans who feel politically homeless to vote in keeping with their values. Their platform is largely based on Catholic Social Teaching, even while they aim to be ecumenical. The Republican Party of 2024 does not reflect this thinking. Catholic convert Ohio Republican Sen. J.D. Vance has declared his support for abortion pills, which cruelly leave women and girls alone to see the demise of the remains of their unborn children. I listened to him speak about the vulnerability of teen girls to the pro-abortion message at an Ohio March for Life in October 2023. But that was then. Republicans now believe they have no responsibility beyond their home states. And maybe not even entirely there — Vance, in a “Meet the Press” interview, cited an erroneous interpretation of a recent Supreme Court decision. He and Trump have both said it approved of abortion pills, when it was a mere ruling on standing that did no such thing. Hyde’s above quotes came before Roe v. Wade was overturned, but his words are relevant to Republicans who might want to seriously consider their abortion positions on something based on more than what Donald Trump wants and the prospects of the next election. The American Solidarity Party is a winning ticket this year, only inasmuch as it captures something of the pro-life vision — loving and welcome — that is all too often lost today. At least someone is giving it a try.)

POST MILLENNIAL
— Biden Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle vowed to make DEI a priority of agency. – Katie Daviscourt (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
“I’m very conscious as I sit in this chair now of making sure that we need to attract diverse candidates,” said Cheatle.
https://time.com/6998539/trump-shooting-republicans-blame-dei-secret-service-women/

TOWNHALL
— Enough Illegal Aliens Are Registered to Vote to Swing the Election In Biden’s Favor. – Sarah Arnold|
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/14/investigation-discovers-enough-illegal-aliens-registered-to-vote-to-swing-the-election-in-bidens-favor-n2641588

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden’s Secret Service Director’s Profile Says It All – Diversity – Joe Saunders (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/screen-shot-bidens-secret-service-directors-profile-says-diversity/
— Bongino Breaks Down Woke Secret Service Failures Point by Point, And It’s Absolutely Chilling. – Lorri Wickenhauser
https://www.westernjournal.com/bongino-breaks-woke-secret-service-failures-point-point-absolutely-chilling/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

MSN
— To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/gop-lawmaker-calls-secret-service-director-a-dei-person-after-trump-shooting/ar-BB1pY6BH

NEW YORK TIMES
— The New York Times unabashedly promotes hatred against Trump and then hypocritically says “The Attack on Donald Trump Is Antithetical to America.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/opinion/donald-trump-rally-shooting.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump remade the GOP in his image — and its platform in his words. – Derek Hawkins, Clara Ence Morse, Adrián Blanco and Aadit Tambe (COMMENT: Of course, my critics/opponents will stress those planks that Trump a) deleted, b) diminished, or c) failed to strengthen.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/interactive/2024/republican-platform-changes-trump/
— What to know about the head of Secret Service as agency faces scrutiny. The 27th director of the U.S. Secret Service, Kimberly Cheatle, was sworn into office in 2022 and now faces questions about how the agency handled Trump’s rally. – Maria Sacchetti
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/07/14/secret-service-director-kimberly-cheatle/

USA TODAY
— Republicans’ focus on Biden’s age is a trap. Talk about his policy failures instead. The focus on age could easily come back to bite Republicans, hard. Where will voters go if Democrats end up nominating someone other than Joe Biden? – John Tillman
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2024/07/15/biden-age-inflation-border-policy-trump-republican-convention/74371168007/
— Joe Biden has everyone worried. Let’s talk about aging, for real. – Charles Trepany
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2024/07/10/joe-biden-trump-debate-aging/74348049007/
— New Republican platform makes one thing clear: We’ve dropped the anti-abortion effort. Republicans have made it clear they will follow Trump anywhere, even if it’s to ignore the anti-abortion movement. – Dace Potas
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/11/rnc-gop-platform-abortion-republicans-pro-life/74347683007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump’s near assassination presents the biggest crisis for the Secret Service in decades. At the heart of what will be a torrent of investigations: How was a 20-year-old lone shooter able to take up an exposed firing position on an open rooftop not much more than a football field away from the former president? –  C. Ryan Barber,, James Fanelli, Jan Wolfe
https://www.wsj.com/politics/trump-rally-shooting-is-the-secret-services-nightmare-1b35a7d6
— America Was an Inch From Catastrophe, and I Was There. I served in the Gulf War and know the sound of gunfire. I didn’t expect it at a rally in Pennsylvania. – David McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-was-an-inch-from-catastrophe-and-i-was-there-butler-trump-rally-9e47b971
— The Question Aging Bosses Should Ask Themselves. Leadership and aging were urgent issues for American companies even before President Biden’s halting debate performance. – Callum Borchers (COMMENT: The issue should be health, not age.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/the-age-question-looms-over-americas-bosses-31c1706b
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/economy/retirement-social-security-benefits-illegal-immigrants-c5a04d74

FORBES
— Democrat and RINO employers ever-increasingly use DEI a) to not hire Republicans and b) to get rid of their Republican employees.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/juliekratz/2024/07/14/how-to-talk-about-dei-work-in-a-polarizing-political-climate/

BLOOMBERG
— Secret Service Trump Rally Response Spurs Bipartisan Queries. – Ellen M Gilmer and Michaela Ross
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-14/secret-service-trump-rally-response-spurs-bipartisan-queries

DAILY DOT
— MAGA fumes over women on Trump’s Secret Service detail, say DEI to blame for assassination attempt. The Secret Service director has tried to ramp up female recruitment. – Katherine Huggins (COMMENT: To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.)
https://www.dailydot.com/debug/donald-trump-secret-service-women/

TIME & DAILY KOS
— To meet Affirmative Action and DEI requirements, all my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats a) who had less work experience than I had, b) who had less education than I had, c) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, d) who had no professional license like the one I had, and/or e) who were minority, female, and/or younger than me.
https://time.com/6998539/trump-shooting-republicans-blame-dei-secret-service-women/
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2024/7/14/2254146/-Republicans-are-wasting-no-time-in-blaming-Democrats-and-Biden

July 14, 2024

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gunman who shot Trump opened fire from nearby rooftop, killed by agents
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/gunman-who-shot-trump-opened-fire-from-nearby-roof/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Authorities have not identified the gunman, but The New York Post identified him as Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, about 40 miles south of the site of the campaign rally. The gunman had a rifle and opened fire from the roof of a building outside the campaign venue in Butler County, Pennsylvania. Agents returned fire, and photographs later showed law enforcement officers with the man’s body on the roof. At a midnight press conference, law enforcement authorities said the gunman was not carrying ID, and the FBI was still working to verify his identity. FBI agent Kevin Rojek said authorities do not yet have “an identified motive,” nor would he specify the type of gun used. Mr. Rojek also said authorities used “assets” to check “suspicious packages” near the shooter’s body after he was killed. State police said all three shooting victims at the rally were adult males. They did not provide identifications. A Trump supporter said he saw the man with a rifle crawling on top of the roof of a building behind the campaign rally stage. According to the eyewitness, as reported to the BBC, rally-goers outside the event spotted the man “bear crawling” across the roof, carrying a rifle. The witnesses frantically alerted law enforcement and were surprised when Mr. Trump was not immediately ushered from the stage. “We’re pointing at the guy, crawling up the roof,” the witness said. “He had a rifle, you could clearly see he had a rifle. I’m thinking to myself, why is Trump still speaking? Why have they not pulled him off the stage?” The witness said he alerted Secret Service on the roof to the crawling man with the rifle, but Mr. Trump was not removed from the stage. “The next thing you know, five shots rang out,” the witness said, adding he is “100%” certain the shots came from the rifle of the man crawling across the roof. Mr. Trump was struck on the right ear but survived and is reported to be “fine.” One rally attendee was killed and two others were critically injured, the Secret Service said.)
— Trump joins Roosevelt, Bush as former presidents who faced assassination attempts. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/trump-joins-roosevelt-bush-as-former-presidents-wh/
— Rep. Steve Scalise, shooting survivor, targets ‘incendiary rhetoric’ from left after Trump shooting. – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/rep-steve-scalise-shooting-survivor-target-incendi/
— Congressional Democrats running a coup against sitting president and threatening justices. – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/13/congressional-democrats-running-coup-against-sitti/

FOX NEWS
— Who was Thomas Matthew Crooks? What we know about Trump’s attempted assassin. Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, was from Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and graduated from high school in 2022. – Scott McDonald
https://www.foxnews.com/us/who-was-thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trumps-attempted-assassin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He was one of nearly two dozen students from the school to earn a $500 “star award” from the National Math and Science Initiative. An online recording of his graduation ceremony shows him walking the stage to minimal applause and briefly posing with a school official, the New York Times reported. A search by Fox News Digital revealed Crooks would have turned 21 years old this September. He had no reported criminal or traffic citations and no reported bankruptcies, liens or foreclosures. Crooks was a registered Republican, according to voting records, but had only participated in the Nov. 8, 2022, state election due to his age.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump rally shooting blame game and calls for investigation begin. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said there would be hearings to determine what happened. –  AP (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump brought it on himself, that is, that Trump causes all his own problems.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-blame-game-calls-investigation-begin
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ohio Sen. J.D. Vance, who has been identified as a potential vice presidential running mate for Trump, said on X that the violence was “not just some isolated incident. The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs. That rhetoric led directly to President Trump’s attempted assassination.”)
— The FBI early Sunday named 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, as the subject involved in the shooting. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/donald-trump-whisked-off-stage-in-pennsylvania-after-loud-noises-rang-through-the-crowd
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Law enforcement recovered an AR-style rifle at the scene, according to a third person familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. An AP analysis of more than a dozen videos and photos from the scene of the Trump rally, as well as satellite imagery of the site, shows the shooter was able to get astonishingly close to the stage where the former president was speaking. A video posted to social media and geolocated by the AP shows the body of a person wearing gray camouflage lying motionless on the roof of a building at AGR International Inc., a manufacturing plant just north of the Butler Farm Show grounds where Trump’s rally was held. The roof where the person lay was less than 150 meters (164 yards) from where Trump was speaking, a distance from which a decent marksman could reasonably hit a human-sized target. For reference, 150 meters is a distance at which U.S. Army recruits must hit a scaled human-sized silhouette to qualify with the M-16 rifle. The AR-15, like the shooter at the Trump rally had, is the semi-automatic civilian version of the military M-16. Asked at the press conference whether law enforcement did not know the shooter was on the roof until he began firing, Kevin Rojek, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Field Office, responded that “that is our assessment at this time” “It is surprising” that the gunman was able to open fire on the stage before the Secret Service killed him, he added. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, whose department oversees the Secret Service, said officials were engaged with the Biden and Trump campaigns and “taking every possible measure to ensure their safety and security.”)
— ‘These are scary times.’ Illinois politicians react to Trump assassination attempt. “I think the hate for Trump is out of hand. It’s out of control. We have to settle down,” Illinois GOP National Committeeman Richard Porter said. Former President Barack Obama urged a pivot away from polarization. – Lynn Sweet and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/07/13/illinois-politicians-react-trump-assassination-attempt-butler-pennsylvania-campaign-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Echoing the sentiment that the shooter was likely politically motivated, Jeanne Ives, a former Illinois state representative and gubernatorial candidate, said, “These are scary times. No one knows the motive of the shooter, but this political violence likely stems from someone who felt threatened by the prospect of a Trump presidency, which is ridiculous,” Ives said. “The shooter is obviously deranged. But what does this mean? There’s no doubt people feel powerless against a powerful centralized government,” Ives said. . .“The deepening political divide is dangerous and any political violence is unacceptable,” McCombie said in a statement. “Gunshots cannot silence our collective need for change.)
— Chicago, Illinois politicians react to Trump assassination attempt: ‘Political violence is never acceptable.’ – Ellery Jones
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/chicago-illinois-trump-assassination-attempt-pennsylvania-reactions-rnc
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republicans of Illinois are united and stand with President Trump,” Illinois GOP Chairwoman-elect Kathy Salvi said in a statement. “We express our full support for President Trump and his family. We appreciate the prompt response by law enforcement and the Secret Service.” “We are shocked and saddened by the events at the rally in PA. Political violence has no place in our society,” the Illinois Democratic Party posted on X. “We pray for the safety of all attendees and condemn violence in the strongest terms. Thank you to the first responders and Secret Service for their swift response.”)
— Those high-profile people who have promoted the most hatred against trump are under the most pressure to condemn the shooting.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/nation-world/2024/07/13/biden-trump-shooting-attempt-says-everybody-must-condemn-attack

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Law enforcement recover AR-style rifle at scene of Trump rally shooting. – AP (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrats will ever-increasingly use the shooting to first outlaw all semiautomatic firearms and then to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/law-enforcement-recovered-ar-style-rifle-at-scene-of-trump-rally-shooting-ap-source-says/

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: ‘This is unacceptable’: Suburban RNC delegates react to shooting at Trump rally. – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240713/article/this-is-unacceptable-suburban-rnc-delegates-react-to-shooting-at-trump-rally/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The Republicans of Illinois are united and stand with President Trump,” Kathy Salvi, the chairwoman-elect of the Illinois Republican Party, said in a statement. “We express our full support for President Trump and his family. We appreciate the prompt response by law enforcement and the Secret Service.” . . . Joseph Folisi, another RNC delegate and Trump supporter, said “some people need to ratchet down the rhetoric.”)

FOX32
— Chicago reacts to shooting at Trump campaign rally in Pennsylvania. – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-reacts-shooting-trump-campaign-rally-pennsylvania
— Trump rally shooting: Experts weigh in on potential impact on RNC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39vnFwIvQJs

WGN9
— What happens if a presidential candidate is killed before an election? – Russell Falcon
https://wgntv.com/news/trending/what-happens-if-a-presidential-candidate-is-killed-before-an-election/
— Chicago, Illinois politicians react following deadly shooting at Pennsylvania Trump rally. – Gabriel Castillo
https://wgntv.com/politics-3/chicago-illinois-politicians-react-following-deadly-shooting-at-pennsylvania-trump-rally/

THE HILL
— Shocking attempt on Trump’s life pitches America into fresh turmoil. – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4770829-trump-rally-shooting-election/

NBC NEWS
— Pennsylvania voter records listed a Thomas Matthew Crooks with the same address and birth date as a registered Republican, though it was not clear from the records when that was put in place. (COMMENT: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters stress that the shooter was a registered Republican. Since 1999, my critics/opponents who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me have not only been registered Republicans, but a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, d) conservative leaders and activists, and e) religious leaders and activists. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. According to them, no one reads my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but nevertheless, my newsletters have caused all the defeats that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-rally-shooter-identified-20-080005738.html

YAHOO
— The FBI has named the man who shot Donald Trump as Thomas Matthew Crooks, a 20-year-old registered Republican from Pennsylvania. Crooks was reportedly wearing a t-shirt bearing the emblem of a pro-gun Youtube channel when he was killed on Saturday by a special forces sniper after firing three shots at the former US president. . .Reports said that heavily-armed US security agents have raided Crooks’ home in Bethel Park on the edge of Pittsburgh, roughly an hour’s drive south of Butler, the small and hard-up post-industrial town where he tried to kill Trump. The FBI said that Crooks was not carrying any identification when he made the assassination attempt and had to be identified using DNA samples. . .US security forces said that they had recovered an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle lying by Crook’s body. AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have been used in several mass shootings in the US and have become the focus of the gun debate. Photos also showed a member of the US security forces standing over Crooks’ body. Crooks was wearing beige cargo-style shorts and a grey T-shirt bearing the logo of a pro-gun Youtube channel called Demolition Ranch. A registered Republican  Videos and photos on the internet showed Crooks to be a tall, slender, white man who wore glasses and had long sandy-brown hair. Voter-registration data showed that Crooks was a registered Republican voter but on Jan 20, 2021, two weeks after pro-Trump alt-right supporters stormed the White House, Crooks gave $15 to a grassroots Democratic group. Crooks didn’t have a criminal record. A video showed him graduating from a local school in 2022 and winning a prize for math and science.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trump-101639620.html

REUTERS
— Slain suspect identified as 20-year-old Pennsylvania man who was registered as Republican.
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/trump-shooting-raises-questions-about-security-lapses-2024-07-14/
— Trump rally shooting: Focus on Secret Service. – Gram Slattery, Alexandra Ulmer and Joseph Tanfani
https://www.reuters.com/world/us/possible-security-lapses-focus-after-trump-rally-shooting-2024-07-14/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican lawmakers said they would launch swift investigations into how a person managed to evade Secret Service agents and climb onto the roof of a building near where former U.S. President Donald Trump was speaking at an election rally and fire multiple shots before being killed. Mike Johnson, speaker of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, said panels in the chamber will call officials from the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI for hearings soon. The House oversight panel called Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to testify on July 22. While information about the incident was still sparse, early media reports said the shooter was outside the security perimeter of the rally venue in Butler, Pennsylvania. One person interviewed by the BBC said he had seen the man with gun and tried unsuccessfully to alert police and the Secret Service.
Trump supporters blasted the Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting Trump as a former U.S. president. Billionaire Elon Musk called for the agency’s leadership to resign. “How was a sniper with a full rifle kit allowed to bear crawl onto the closest roof to a presidential nominee,” asked conservative activist Jack Posobiec on social media site X. FBI Special Agent Kevin Rojek, speaking at a press briefing, called the number of shots the attacker was able to fire “surprising.” The Secret Service did not have a representative in that press briefing late on Saturday, which included FBI and state law enforcement officials.
The Secret Service said shortly after the shooting that it has begun an investigation and briefed Democratic President Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the Nov. 5 election, though the agency did not immediately respond to additional requests for comment regarding its protocols. The Pennsylvania State Police referred questions to the Secret Service. Ben Maser said he was outside the rally perimeter, listening to Trump, when he noticed two officers seemingly looking for someone. Maser, a 41-year old welder, started scanning the area too. “I saw the guy on the roof. I told the officer that he was up there. He went about looking for him,” said Maser. . .Paul Eckloff, a former Secret Service agent who retired in 2020, said agents would have surveyed all the rooftops with a line of sight ahead of time. “This person either concealed themselves until they became a threat, or were not a threat until they revealed their weapons,” said Eckloff.)

WASHINGTON POST
— The shooter was killed. Crooks was a registered Republican, according to the state’s voter status records.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/13/2024-election-campaign-updates-biden-trump-rally/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/trump-shooting-conspiracy-theories/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As more details about the shooter emerged throughout the evening, seemingly identifying a man who was perched on a rooftop outside the Trump rally, Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of X, posted that either the Secret Service suffered from “extreme incompetence” for allowing him to position himself there or “it was deliberate.”)
— How the deadly Trump rally shooting unfolded in Pennsylvania. A timeline of how the suspected assassination attempt on the former president unfolded. – Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-timeline/

NEWSWEEK
— Who is Thomas Matthew Crooks: What We Know About Trump Shooting Suspect
https://www.newsweek.com/who-thomas-matthew-crooks-donald-trump-shooting-suspect-fbi-pennsylvania-rally-1924890
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-shooting-conspiracy-theories-erupt-staged-1924904

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Scalise, Shot in 2017 Attack, Points Finger at Democrats’ Rhetoric – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/scalise-shot-in-2017-attack-points-finger-at-democrats-rhetoric-XLcF6DjRrQYPUpT31Fj2
— Those high-profile people who have promoted the most hatred against trump are under the most pressure to condemn the shooting.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/biden-on-trump-incident-we-cannot-condone-this–iVJmVUuOxOTD1IjYM07O
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/democrats-criticize-political-violence-IxKUdbUbQYsiBFjpdZHn
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/biden-campaign-to-pull-down-television-ads-yWBcGSbQDl4lfoGSgXOk
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/some-republicans-blame-biden-while-trump-says-motive-not-clear-MFyg9iR5zqztfamOxtGf
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While law-enforcement officials haven’t given details on the shooting suspect’s identity or a motive—and former President Donald Trump has said so as well—some Republicans are already making unsubstantiated claims that President Biden is responsible for the incident at the Butler, Pa., rally. “Today is not just some isolated incident. The central premise of the Biden campaign is that President Donald Trump is an authoritarian fascist who must be stopped at all costs,” Sen. J.D. Vance (R., Ohio), who is considered a possible Trump running mate, posted on X. “That rhetoric led directly to President Trump’s attempted assassination.” Vivek Ramaswamy, who competed against Trump in the 2024 Republican primaries, made a similar claim. “First they sued him. Then they prosecuted him. Then they tried to take him off the ballot,” he wrote on X. “Biden’s inevitable ritual condemnation of political violence today (when it comes) will be insufficient and irrelevant. No amount of verbiage today changes the toxic national climate that led to this tragedy.” A handful of Republican lawmakers posted similar comments on social media, insinuating political motivations and blaming Biden, who condemned the incident in a speech from Delaware and said he had reached out to Trump directly. Local law-enforcement officials and the Secret Service said they are investigating the incident but have so far released few details.)
— Who Was Trump Rally Shooting Suspect Thomas Matthew Crooks? – Gareth Vipers (COMMENT: Did he live with his parents? What do his parents have to say?)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-rally-incident/card/who-was-thomas-matthew-crooks–lrMt72pIYPaqiqCoDta2

PEOPLE
— What to Know About Thomas Matthew Crooks, Shooter Who Opened Fire at Donald Trump Rally. – Greg Hanlon
https://people.com/what-to-know-trump-shooting-suspect-thomas-matthew-crooks-8677737
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2021, Crooks made a $15 donation to ActBlue, a political action committee that supports Democratic politicians. The donation was earmarked for the Progressive Turnout Project, which aims to get out increase voting among Democrats. . .CNN reports that the outlet briefly spoke to Crooks’ father, Matthew Crooks, late on July 13. Matthew Crooks said he was still trying to find out “what the hell is going on,” and declined to talk about his son until he spoke with law enforcement.)

AXIOS & FORBES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters run the mainstream news media, and therefore, of course, spin the shooting against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.axios.com/2024/07/14/trump-assassination-attempt-martyr-rnc
https://www.axios.com/2024/07/14/trump-rally-shooting-republicans-congress
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaunharper/2024/07/13/will-surviving-gunfire-be-donald-trumps-next-appeal-to-black-voters/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Republican Convention 2024: Speakers include potential VP picks Marco Rubio, JD Vance, Doug Burgum. Donald Trump’s family is expected to attend the RNC, but Ivanka and Melania are not listed to speak.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/rnc-2024-speakers-announced-including-potential-donald-trump-vp/15056697/

CBS2
— Group wins fight to protest within sight and sound of Democratic National Convention, but fight not over – Charlie De Mar
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/group-wins-fight-protest-within-sight-sound-democratic-national-convention/

WGN9
— Chicago removing homeless encampment ahead of Democratic National Convention. – AP
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/chicago-removing-homeless-encampment-ahead-of-democratic-national-convention/

FOX32
— Who will Trump pick as his VP? Betting markets show a clear favorite (JD Vance). – Breck Dumas
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/who-will-trump-pick-his-vp-betting-markets-show-clear-favorite-some-unusual-activity

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— This year’s RNC speakers include VP hopefuls, GOP lawmakers and UFC’s CEO — but not Melania Trump. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/13/this-years-rnc-speakers-include-vp-hopefuls-gop-lawmakers-and-ufcs-ceo-but-not-melania-trump-2/
— Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/opinion-republican-party-platform/
— FRONT PAGE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/14/migrant-woman-sexually-abused-while-on-the-search-for-housing-highlights-the-vulnerability-for-attacks-experts-say/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bill Daley slams Johnson’s claim of ‘decades of disinvestment’ by past mayors. When Richard M. Daley became mayor, he “understood more than anybody … that he had to address what was called Beirut-on-the-Lake at the time because of the racial divide,” his brother Bill Daley told the Sun-Times. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2024/07/13/bill-daley-brandon-johnson-richard-m-j-disinvestment-past-mayors-crime-shootings
— Activist groups sue city, alleging denial of march permits during DNC violates free speech. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court on Friday and accuses the city of suppressing speech criticizing the government during the high-profile event. – Mary Norkol
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/2024/07/13/activist-groups-sue-city-alleging-denial-of-march-permits-during-dnc-violates-free-speech
— Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/07/13/racist-chicago-black-white-segregation-shootings-violent-july-fourth-alden-loury

DAILY HERALD
— Youth fighting, fireworks part of ‘multiple disturbances’ at Fox Valley Mall – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240713/news/police-youth-fighting-fireworks-part-of-multiple-disturbances-at-fox-valley-mall/

SOUTHERN
— DNC announces 2024 party platform draft outlining Biden agenda, contrast with Trump. – Isabella Murray (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. It promotes a) dependency on government and charity, b) LGBTQ, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, f) diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and g) Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination.)
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/13/dnc-announces-2024-party-platform-draft-outlining-biden-agenda-contrast-with-trump/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust. – AP (COMMENT: How much deadwood is on the voter rolls in your county, your township, your municipality, and your precinct?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/ap-conservative-groups-are-pushing-to-clean-voter-rolls-others-see-an-effort-to-sow-election-distrust/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— South Side GOP Chairman Devin Jones is the 18th Ward Republican Committeeman answers attacks from mayor, governor. – Jim Talamonti
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/chicago-republican-answers-attacks-from-mayor-governor/ar-BB1pV0Lw?ocid=windirect

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair. – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to-gop-convention-as-party-names-new-state-chair

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The French are losing the demographic war to Islam. – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/french-are-losing-demographic-war/

BREITBART
— Chicago at Nearly 1,200 Shootings for 2024 Following July 4 Carnage. – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/crime/2024/07/13/chicago-at-nearly-1200-shootings-for-2024-following-july-4-carnage/

EPOCH TIMES
— What Will Happen at the Republican Convention, and What to Watch For. Beyond the hoopla of the televised sessions, political conventions are a place to conduct party business, network, and showcase the GOP brand. – Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/what-will-happen-at-the-republican-convention-and-what-to-watch-for-5682046

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Scholarship Excluding Males Who Identify As Males at Rochester Inst. of Technology Challenged By Equal Protection Project. –  William A. Jacobson (COMMENT: I did not apply for any scholarships because my ACT score was only 24 and I only just made it into the upper 20% of my high school class in 1966. During my last 2 years in high school, I spent far too much time washing dishes to earn enough money to buy a new car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and classes at UIC instead of studying. But even back then, scholarships were overwhelmingly targeted for those who did not share my demographics.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/scholarship-excluding-males-who-identify-as-males-at-rochester-inst-of-technology-challenged-by-equal-protection-project/

PJ MEDIA
— Gallup: Sharp Increase in the Number of Americans Wanting Less Immigration – RICK MORAN (COMMENT: Mass/illegal immigration hurts all Americans, but especially Americans who have less money than others. I had to work my way through college. If there had been as many immigrants when I was young as there are now, they would have gotten the jobs that I got. And if not that, my salaries would have lower because immigrants drive salaries down.)
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/07/13/gallup-sharp-increase-in-the-number-of-americans-wanting-less-immigration-n4930649

TOWNHALL
— Elon Musk has made a significant donation to former President Donald Trump’s campaign as he becomes increasingly critical of President Joe Biden. –
Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/13/elon-musk-donated-to-trump-campaign-n2641818
— House Passes The SAVE Act, Dems Are Determined to Leave it There. – Jamie Parsons |
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/jamie-parsons/2024/07/13/house-passes-the-save-act-dems-are-determined-to-leave-it-there-n2641728

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CNN
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.cnn.com/business/economy/transgender-americans-economy/index.html

AOL
— Wealthy Beginnings: How the Rich Raise Their Babies Differently. – CINDY LAMOTHE (COMMENT: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents have/had parents who had far more money than my parents had. Their parents bought them cars and paid for their college expenses. I bought a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air with money that I had earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers when I was 16 years old in 1964. I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint with money that I had earned washing dishes in 1966. I paid for my UIC expenses 1966-1968 and for my NIU expenses 1969-1970 with money that I had earned delivering mail. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those whose parents are/were rich.)
https://www.aol.com/wealthy-beginnings-rich-raise-babies-170043599.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Pritzker Tries to Reassure Fellow Midwestern Democrats Amid Biden Anxiety. Gov. JB Pritzker of Illinois spoke to Democratic gatherings in Indiana and Ohio as party leaders tried to ease panic about President Biden. – Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/pritzker-biden-democrats.html
— The Republicans Are Headed to Milwaukee. So Are Protesters. – Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/13/us/rnc-milwaukee-protests.html

USA TODAY
— Democrat and RINO leaders crow about their success in flooding America with illegals.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/12/border-immigration-politics-arrive-american-south/74121724007/

POLITICO
— Biden raised his voice over House Dem commander-in-chief concerns: ‘I don’t want to hear that crap’  Rep. Jason Crow, a respected centrist in the Democratic caucus, told Biden that people want a strong leader so they can feel safe on national security. – SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/13/biden-raised-his-voice-over-house-dem-commander-in-chief-concerns-i-dont-want-to-hear-that-crap-00167975

July 12, 2024 SPECIAL EDITION – SALVI ELECTED

SPECIAL EDITION – SALVI ELECTED

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Kathy Salvi Elected Chair of the Illinois Republican Party
https://illinois.gop/kathy-salvi-elected-chair-of-the-illinois-republican-party/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Today, The State Central Committee of the Illinois Republican Party elected Kathy Salvi as the next Chair by acclimation, with a start date of July 19th in accordance with outgoing Chairman Don Tracy’s resignation.  Chairman Tracy released the following statement following the election of the new Chair: “Congratulations to Kathy Salvi for taking on this challenging yet important position to build a brighter future for Illinois. Republicans in this state are united behind President Trump and understand that the Biden/Pritzker agenda is wrong for our families. We will show in Milwaukee this week that we are unified in purpose – to make this state and this country great once again with a message of hope and prosperity for the future.”)
— Illinois Republican Chairwoman-Elect Kathy Salvi Statement
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Following today’s vote by acclamation to elect Kathy Salvi as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party, the Chairwoman-Elect released the following statement: “It is an honor to be recognized by my fellow Illinois Republicans as the next Chair of the Illinois Republican Party. As we prepare to nominate the next President of the United States, Illinois stands as a testament to what Democrat governance can do: out of control cost of living, rampant crime, and rife with corruption. Illinois Republicans will stand and fight for our conservative ideals and set this state, and nation, back on the right track. Thank you Chairman Tracy for your commitment to this State and our Party.”)

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention as party names new state chair. – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/news/national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to-gop-convention-as-party-names-new-state-chair
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans will gather in Milwaukee next week for what promises to be a historic national convention. Former President Donald Trump will be nominated for the third consecutive time as the party’s presidential nominee, the first major party candidate to win nomination that many times since Franklin Roosevelt. And if he’s successful in the fall campaign, he’ll be the first American president since Grover Cleveland to serve two nonconsecutive terms. But amid the speeches, the cheerleading, the flag-waving and balloons, the Illinois Republican Party hopes for an opportunity to send its own message to the nation. “We want people to see a party that’s on the swing up,” Richard Porter, the state party’s national committeeman, told Capitol News Illinois during a podcast interview this week. “We’ve been in a long dry spell.” This year will mark Porter’s third convention as national committeeman, a senior post within the state party and a post he has held since 2014 (2010?). He and National Committeewoman Demetra DeMonte serve as the state party’s representatives to the Republican National Committee, as well as the RNC’s liaisons with state and local GOP organizations. It can be a difficult job in a reliably Democratic state like Illinois, where no Republican presidential candidate has won since George H.W. Bush in 1988. Democrats currently hold all statewide elected offices, both U.S. Senate seats, 13 of the state’s 17 seats in the U.S. House, and supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly. This year in particular, though, Porter said Illinois Republicans need to make a positive impression because just a few weeks after the GOP convention in Milwaukee, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker will play host to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. “And so we’d like to show what the future of Illinois can be,” Porter said. “A future of freedom and renewal, where Illinois becomes a place where you want to raise a family again, build a business. Because right now people are leaving. And there’s no reason why that should be. Illinois is the heart of the country and has all sorts of natural advantages. It’s just not been governed well.” This year’s convention, however, comes at a challenging time for the state party. On June 21, less than a month before the start of the convention, state party chairman Don Tracy announced his plans to resign from that job by the end of the convention due to “intra party power struggles, and local intra party animosities.” “In better days, Illinois Republicans came together after tough intra party elections,” Tracy said in his announcement. “Now however, we have Republicans who would rather fight other Republicans than engage in the harder work of defeating incumbent Democrats by convincing swing voters to vote Republican.” During a closed-door meeting Friday, party officials met and elected Kathy Salvi, of Mundelein, as the new chair beginning July 19, the day after the RNC concludes. Salvi, who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate against Democrat Tammy Duckworth in 2022, was chosen over two other candidates for the job: state Rep. John Cabello, of Machesney Park; and Aaron Del Mar, of Palatine, a party activist who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in 2022. Tracy struck a different tone in a Friday statement, congratulating Salvi and saying the party is “united behind President Trump.” “We will show in Milwaukee this week that we are unified in purpose – to make this state and this country great once again with a message of hope and prosperity for the future,” he said in the statement. At the national level, meanwhile, Republicans also face a unique challenge with their nominee, who will be the first convicted felon to win a major party’s presidential nomination. Trump was found guilty in May on 34 felony charges for paying hush money to cover up a prior affair with the adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump has also been indicted on other felony charges stemming from his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election and the mishandling of classified documents. Much like Trump himself has done, however, Porter brushed aside those issues as politically motivated. “I think they’re all seen as being part of a broader plan, which is to try to use the legal system to squelch political competition,” he said. “They recognize that Donald Trump has an enormous appeal, particularly with constituencies the Democrats used to (attract) such as labor, such as the Hispanic community, such as the Black community.” Listen to the full interview with Richard Porter on Capitol Cast wherever you get your podcasts. ( https://soundcloud.com/user-592090129-621623053/richard-porter-on-the-rnc-capitol-cast-july-12-2024 ).)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Time for a reset? Illinois Republicans enter GOP convention with a new leader — and old divisions. The convention will mark a coming-out party for Kathy Salvi, who faces the challenge of rebuilding a party incrementally decimated by failed statewide campaigns, division within its ranks — and Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s vast fortune bolstering Democratic supermajorities. – Tina Sfondeles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rnc-2024/2024/07/12/republican-national-convention-milwaukee-illinois-gop-reset-kathy-salvi

DAILY HERALD
— Republican Party names Kathy Salvi state chair; National Committeeman Richard Porter looks ahead to GOP convention.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240712/news/republican-party-names-kathy-salvi-state-chair-national-committeeman-richard-porter-looks-ahead-to/

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— After Contentious State Party Convention, Illinois GOP Names Kathy Salvi As New Chair. Palatine Republican Committeeman Aaron Des Mar, 1 Of 3 Chair Finalists, Says Salvi Will ‘Help Heal Party’ – Tom Robb
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/after-contentious-state-party-convention-illinois-gop-names-kathy-salvi-as-new-chair/

ABC7
— Kathy Salvi elected new Illinois Republican chair after Don Tracy’s resignation
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-republican-party-elects-kathy-salvi-new-chair/15054462/

WGN9
— Illinois Republican Party elects Kathy Salvi as new chair. – Lourdes Duarte, Alonzo Small
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/illinois-republican-party-elects-kathy-salvi-as-new-chair/

FOX32
— Illinois GOP selects Kathy Salvi as new state chairwoman. – Paris Schutz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-gop-kathy-salvi-chairwoman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8W2jA_TQ-I

WTTW
— Illinois Republicans Select Kathy Salvi as New State Party Chair – Erica Demarest
https://news.wttw.com/2024/07/12/illinois-republicans-select-kathy-salvi-new-state-party-chair

LAKE FOREST PATCH
— Former Candidate For Senate, Congress Picked As New Chair Of Illinois Republican Party. Following Don Tracy’s resignation, Illinois GOP officials selected a new leader ahead of next week’s Republican National Convention. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/new-illinois-republican-party-chair-be-picked-three-finalists

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/12/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-118/
(FROM THE DEMOCRAT PARTY OF ILLINOIS: “We are not surprised to see the ILGOP pick a far-right extremist to sit at the head of their party. However, we are surprised that they chose someone whose draconian views on abortion will almost certainly drag down their entire Republican ticket. The ILGOP is littered with anti-abortion extremists, but it is now chaired by someone who once opposed abortions for victims of rape, saying, ‘abortion only adds insult to injury.’ The election of Kathy Salvi is not just a threat to the ILGOP’s ill-fated ticket, but to women all across our state. Kathy Salvi’s extreme stances on healthcare, immigration, and women’s rights are fundamentally at odds with the values of Illinois working families. Salvi will fit right in with the modern-day ILGOP as she is no stranger to losing elections. We defeated Kathy Salvi and MAGA extremism across Illinois in 2022, and we are more determined than ever to combat the ILGOP’s far-right agenda at the ballot box this November. While the ILGOP is in turmoil, we are focused on electing leaders who will enhance access to affordable healthcare, defend reproductive rights, and promote inclusive policies that benefit all Illinoisans.” MILLER: Kathy Salvi, who was the unsuccessful Republican nominee for U.S. Senate against Sen. Tammy Duckworth in 2022, has consistently aligned herself with far-right ideologies that Illinois voters have repeatedly rejected. Her failed Senate run underscores the state’s rejection of her regressive policies. Now, as the new ILGOP Chair, Salvi’s leadership threatens to drag the party even further into the depths of extremism, away from the values that define our diverse and inclusive state.)

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Here’s how Milwaukee — a heavily Democratic city — is feeling about welcoming thousands of Republicans for the party’s convention. – ROBERT CHIARITO and MITCH SMITH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/milwaukee-democrats-republican-national-convention/
— Pro-Palestine DNC protesters win route within ‘sight and sound’ of convention, but still want tweaks. – JASON MEISNER and JAKE SHERIDAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/pro-palestine-dnc-protesters-win-route-within-sight-and-sound-of-convention-but-still-want-tweaks/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/12/illinois-touts-diversity-in-pot-industry-but-new-owners-say-they-need-financial-help/

ABC7
— Trump taps celebrities to speak at RNC, including Savannah Chrisley and Dana White
https://abc7chicago.com/post/trump-taps-celebrities-speak-rnc-including-savannah-chrisley/15054149/

NBC5
— Republicans use Democratic squabbles to their advantage ahead of RNC in Milwaukee. The RNC is in Wisconsin, a battleground state that political insiders see as key to winning the White House. – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/republicans-use-democratic-squabbles-to-their-advantage-ahead-of-rnc-in-milwaukee/3487987/

WBEZ
— Democrats crow about their success in manipulating/dominating young people.
https://www.wbez.org/politics/2024/07/12/young-biden-delegates-in-illinois-make-the-case-for-him-to-stay-in-the-race

SOUTHERN
— Biden’s post-debate struggles could drag down Democrats in tough races. – ABC
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/12/bidens-post-debate-struggles-could-drag-down-democrats-in-tough-races-heres-how-theyre-responding/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Polling since debate shows Trump gaining an edge over Biden. – AUSTIN DENEAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/polling-since-debate-shows-former-president-donald-trump-gaining-an-edge-over-president-joe-biden-2024-election-politics

ILLINOIS
— Democrats ever-increasingly push minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.illinois.gov/news/press-release.30208.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Balich on drug bust of foreign nationals: ‘Illegals are not better than citizens and do not belong here’
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/661778187-balich-on-drug-bust-of-foreign-nationals-illegals-are-not-better-than-citizens-and-do-not-belong-here

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO SCHOOL SPENDING NEARLY DOUBLES AS SCORES DROP – Kurtis Karg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicagos-education-formula-is-to-spend-more-see-students-do-worse/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Doctor at center of president’s health troubles so close to Biden clan that his objectivity doubted. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/doctor-at-center-of-presidents-health-troubles-so-/
— How the IRS let Trump’s tax returns be stolen. – Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: In 1977, when I had been an IRS employee for 6 years, Money Magazine selected me to be the subject of one of its “One Person’s Finances” articles because it intended to and did paint my education deductions as being improper.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/12/how-irs-let-donald-trumps-tax-returns-be-stolen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Pro-Palestinian protests set to embroil Chicago Democratic National Convention. – Breccan F. Thies
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/3080175/pro-palestinian-protests-set-embroil-chicago-dnc/

NEW YORK POST
— With terrorists streaming in via Biden’s open borders, it’s time to repeal NY’s sanctuary-city laws. – Robert Holden
https://nypost.com/2024/07/12/opinion/with-terrorists-streaming-in-via-bidens-open-borders-its-time-to-repeal-nys-sanctuary-city-laws/

BREITBART
— The Dismantle DEI Act would eliminate such practices in the government and terminate DEI offices “throughout every single agency” in the federal government, Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX) said during a Wednesday appearance on Breitbart News Daily. – HANNAH KNUDSEN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/12/exclusive-rep-michael-cloud-dismantle-dei-act-would-target-federal-government/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden’s Official Photos Are Full Of ‘Broad Scale Doctoring,’ Yet White House Complains About ‘Cheapfakes’ – LEENA NASIR
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/12/joe-biden-white-house-photos-broad-scale-doctoring-cheapfakes/

FOX NEWS RADIO
— NYC Shelters House 65k Illegals
https://radio.foxnews.com/2024/07/12/nyc-shelters-house-65k-illegals/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

FORBES
— Democrats ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lenwoodvlongsr/2024/07/12/60-years-of-progress-the-civil-rights-act-and-the-unfinished-journey/

POLITICO
— House Dem tells Biden directly: Time for someone else to lead. It happened during a virtual meeting between the president and the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the host ended it shortly after, according to a person familiar with the matter. – NICHOLAS WU and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/live-updates/2024/07/12/congress/hispanic-caucus-to-meet-with-biden-00167820

July 12, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 11, 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— My ‘Black Job’ Is to Protect Democracy. – Keith Boykin (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, pumped gasoline 1971-1972, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire early and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. My critics/opponents who have never held jobs like the ones I took make it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I took.)
https://chicagodefender.com/my-black-job-is-to-protect-democracy-2/

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 9, 2024

In American politics, everything is either conservative or liberal. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. The Republican Party exists to promote conservative principles. The Democrat Party exists to promote liberal principles. The sequence should be this: a) political parties develop and approve their platforms, b) political parties encourage candidates who can/will defend/advance their platforms to run in primaries, and c) the candidates who win those primaries defend/advance those platforms while they are in office.

TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT
— RNC Platform Committee Adopts 2024 Republican Party Platform. Document Reflects 20 GOP Principles, Roadmap to Make America Great Again
https://djt.nucleusemail.com/amplify/v/eQjBXyTuzC
(MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) Platform Committee adopted President Donald J. Trump’s 2024 Republican Party Platform with overwhelming support– a pro-American agenda that stands in stark contrast to the record of weakness, failure, and dishonesty created by Joe Biden. President Trump’s platform serves as a contract with the American voter that makes clear what we can and will deliver under a President Trump administration with the Republican Party leading the country for the next four years. “President Trump’s 2024 Republican Party Platform articulates his vision to Make America Great Again in a way that is concise and digestible for every voter,” said Trump Campaign Senior Advisors Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles. “While Joe Biden and Democrats argue about who will be at the top of their ticket and have implemented policies that have raised prices on everyday families, opened the floodgates to migrant crime via wide-open borders, shackled American energy with red tape forced by Washington bureaucrats, and sewn chaos across the world through weak foreign policy, President Trump will Make America Great Again through these America First principles.” “Only President Trump can restore our economy, restore our Southern Border, and restore America’s standing in the world,” said RNC Chairman Michael Whatley and RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump. “His 2024 Republican Party Platform is a bold roadmap that will undo the devastating damage that Joe Biden’s far-left policies have done to this country, power President Trump to a historic victory in November, and Make America Great Again. Read the 2024 Platform, as passed by Committee, below: Our Nation’s History is filled with the stories of brave men and women who gave everything they had to build America into the Greatest Nation in the History of the World. Generations of American Patriots have summoned the American Spirit of Strength, Determination, and Love of Country to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. The American People have proven time and again that we can overcome any obstacle and any force pitted against us. But now we are a Nation in SERIOUS DECLINE. Our future, our identity, and our very way of life are under threat like never before. Today we must once again call upon the same American Spirit that led us to prevail through every challenge of the past if we are going to lead our Nation to a brighter future. For decades, our politicians sold our jobs and livelihoods to the highest bidders overseas with unfair Trade Deals and a blind faith in the siren song of globalism. They insulated themselves from criticism and the consequences of their own bad actions, allowing our Borders to be overrun, our cities to be overtaken by crime, our System of Justice to be weaponized, and our young people to develop a sense of hopelessness and despair. They rejected our History and our Values. Quite simply, they did everything in their power to destroy our Country. In 2016, President Donald J. Trump was elected as an unapologetic Champion of the American People. He reignited the American Spirit and called on us to renew our National Pride. His Policies spurred Historic Economic Growth, Job Creation, and a Resurgence of American Manufacturing. President Trump and the Republican Party led America out of the pessimism induced by decades of failed leadership, showing us that the American People want Greatness for our Country again. Yet after nearly four years of the Biden administration, America is now rocked by Raging Inflation, Open Borders, Rampant Crime, Attacks on our Children, and Global Conflict, Chaos, and Instability. Like the Heroes who built and defended this Nation before us, we will never give up. We will restore our Nation of, by, and for the People.  We will Make America Great Again. America needs determined Republican Leadership at every level of Government to address the core threats to our very survival: Our disastrously Open Border, our weakened Economy, crippling restrictions on American Energy Production, our depleted Military, attacks on the American System of Justice, and much more. To make clear our commitment, we offer to the American people the 2024 GOP Platform to Make America Great Again!  It is a forward-looking Agenda that begins with the following twenty promises that we will accomplish very quickly when we win the White House and Republican Majorities in the House and Senate.

1. SEAL THE BORDER, AND STOP THE MIGRANT INVASION
2. CARRY OUT THE LARGEST DEPORTATION OPERATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY
3. END INFLATION, AND MAKE AMERICA AFFORDABLE AGAIN
4. MAKE AMERICA THE DOMINANT ENERGY PRODUCER IN THE WORLD, BY FAR!
5; STOP OUTSOURCING, AND TURN THE UNITED STATES INTO A MANUFACTURING SUPERPOWER
6. LARGE TAX CUTS FOR WORKERS, AND NO TAX ON TIPS!
7. DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION, OUR BILL OF RIGHTS, AND OUR FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, INCLUDING FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, AND THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
8. PREVENT WORLD WAR THREE, RESTORE PEACE IN EUROPE AND IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AND BUILD A GREAT IRON DOME MISSILE DEFENSE SHIELD OVER OUR ENTIRE COUNTRY — ALL MADE IN AMERICA
9. END THE WEAPONIZATION OF GOVERNMENT AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
10. STOP THE MIGRANT CRIME EPIDEMIC, DEMOLISH THE FOREIGN DRUG CARTELS, CRUSH GANG VIOLENCE, AND LOCK UP VIOLENT OFFENDERS
11. REBUILD OUR CITIES, INCLUDING WASHINGTON DC, MAKING THEM SAFE, CLEAN, AND BEAUTIFUL AGAIN.
12. STRENGTHEN AND MODERNIZE OUR MILITARY, MAKING IT, WITHOUT QUESTION, THE STRONGEST AND MOST POWERFUL IN THE WORLD
13. KEEP THE U.S. DOLLAR AS THE WORLD’S RESERVE CURRENCY
14. FIGHT FOR AND PROTECT SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE WITH NO CUTS, INCLUDING NO CHANGES TO THE RETIREMENT AGE
15. CANCEL THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE MANDATE AND CUT COSTLY AND BURDENSOME REGULATIONS
16. CUT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR ANY SCHOOL PUSHING CRITICAL RACE THEORY, RADICAL GENDER IDEOLOGY, AND OTHER INAPPROPRIATE RACIAL, SEXUAL, OR POLITICAL CONTENT ON OUR CHILDREN
17. KEEP MEN OUT OF WOMEN’S SPORTS
18. DEPORT PRO-HAMAS RADICALS AND MAKE OUR COLLEGE CAMPUSES SAFE AND PATRIOTIC AGAIN
19. SECURE OUR ELECTIONS, INCLUDING SAME DAY VOTING, VOTER IDENTIFICATION, PAPER BALLOTS, AND PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
20. UNITE OUR COUNTRY BY BRINGING IT TO NEW AND RECORD LEVELS OF SUCCESS

*****
When America is united, confident, and committed to our principles, it will never fail. Today and together, with Love for our Country, Faith in our People, and Trust in God’s Good Grace, we will Make America Great Again!)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— RNC adopts Trump-inspired platform that rolls back anti-abortion positions. –  Seth McLaughlin and Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/8/rnc-adopts-donald-trump-inspired-platform-that-rol/

ABC7
— RNC committee adopts GOP’s 2024 policy platform — including on abortion. RNC membership will vote to officially confirm the platform at the convention. – Isabella Murray
https://abc7chicago.com/post/project-25-rnc-committee-adopts-gops-2024-policy/15043711/

THE HILL
— ‘Migrant invasion,’ mass deportations top 2024 GOP platform. – RAFAEL BERNAL
https://thehill.com/latino/4760673-migrant-invasion-mass-deportations-southern-border-2024-gop-platform/mlite/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Republicans move to adopt platform at Trump’s behest without explicit call for a national abortion ban
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/politics/article/alert-republicans-move-to-adopt-platform-at-19561050.php
— Republicans move at Trump’s behest to change how they will oppose abortion
https://www.25newsnow.com/2024/07/08/republicans-move-trumps-behest-change-how-they-will-oppose-abortion-ap-sources-say/

MSN
— Democrats say “RNC Passes Radical 20-Point Platform.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rnc-passes-radical-20-point-platform/ar-BB1pDemN

ABC NEWS
— RNC committee adopts GOP’s 2024 policy platform — including on abortion. RNC membership will vote to officially confirm the platform at the convention. – Isabella Murray
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2024-rnc-platform-alter-gops-abortion-position-time/story?id=111728686
https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/2024-rnc-platform-alter-gops-abortion-position-time/story?id=111728686

WASHINGTON POST
— GOP adopts platform that softens language on abortion, same-sex marriage. The scaled-back draft was approved by the 2024 Republican convention platform committee after Trump addressed the group. – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/08/trump-abortion-republican-platform/

USA TODAY
— Democrats say “RNC’s GOP platform is a Trump-inspired, all-caps scare tactic.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/07/09/trump-republican-party-platform-rnc-2024/74330024007/

CBS WISCONSIN
— As new GOP platform calls for same day voting, party leaders encourage early voting. – A.J. Bayatpour
https://www.cbs58.com/news/as-new-gop-platform-calls-for-same-day-voting-party-leaders-encourage-early-voting

SOUTHERN
— 2024 RNC platform could alter the GOP’s abortion position for the first time in decades. – Isabella Murray
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/08/2024-rnc-platform-could-alter-the-gops-abortion-position-for-the-first-time-in-decades/

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Republicans move at Trump’s behest to change how they will oppose abortion. – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/republicans-move-at-donald-trumps-behest-to-change-how-they-will-oppose-abortion-president-constitution-14th-amendment-roe-wade-supreme-court-joe-biden-federal-ban
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/republicans-move-at-donald-trumps-behest-to-change-how-they-will-oppose-abortion-president-constitution-14th-amendment-roe-wade-supreme-court-joe-biden-federal-ban

THE HILL
— Anti-abortion groups back RNC platform despite scaled-back language. – Nathaniel Weixel
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/anti-abortion-groups-back-rnc-platform-despite-scaled-back-language/amp/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republicans Adopt Stripped-Down Platform That Reflects Trump’s Abortion Views. Document, with fewer details on key policy issues than past years, approved ahead of next week’s convention. – Andrew Restuccia and John McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/republicans-adopt-stripped-down-platform-that-reflects-trumps-abortion-views-14a5ba98

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— On Monday, Joe Biden killed off any possibility of a graceful exit. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/editorial-on-monday-joe-biden-killed-off-any-possibility-of-a-graceful-exit/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Mayor condemns ‘choice to kill’ after more than 100 people are shot in Chicago over holiday weekend. – SAM CHARLES and NELL SALZMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/mayor-condemns-choice-to-kill-after-more-than-100-people-are-shot-in-chicago-over-holiday-weekend/
— For political candidates, the issue should be their health, not their age.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/09/opinion-joe-biden-democracy-youth-leadership/
— Skokie police sergeant files lawsuit alleging gender discrimination. – RICHARD REQUENA (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.)

https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/skokie-police-sergeant-files-lawsuit-alleging-gender-discrimination/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: Mayor hardens stance on gun violence after more than 100 people shot in Chicago during holiday weekend. Johnson, who called on the feds to help, said those who did the shootings made “a choice to kill women, a choice to kill children, a choice to kill the elderly. And I’m here to say emphatically that we have had enough.” – Tom Schuba, Sophie Sherry and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/07/08/mayor-johnson-hardens-stand-gun-violence-more-than-100-shot-chicago-holiday-weekend
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/lgbtq/2024/07/08/murders-transgender-women-chicago-unsolved
— After bloody July Fourth weekend, mayor calls for the feds. We hope they’re listening. We cannot let gun violence become as much of an American tradition on July Fourth as fireworks. Here in Chicago, there were at least 105 people shot — 19 fatally — over the long holiday weekend. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials/2024/07/09/july-fourth-gun-violence-mass-shootings-grand-crossing-mayor-brandon-johnson-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats glorify and praise Biden’s character and demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump’s character.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240708/editorials/daily-herald-opinion-supreme-court-ruling-means-voters-must-double-down-on-weighing-a-presidential/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As Biden’s position continues to weaken, will Pritzker end up on revamped Dem ticket? – Greg Hinz
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/bidens-position-weakens-will-pritzker-end-ticket
— Pritzker steps up anti-Trump drive with Milwaukee abortion ads – Miranda Davis
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/pritzker-buying-abortion-ads-milwaukee-rnc

ABC7
— Parkinson’s expert visited White House 8 times in 8 months, met with Biden’s doctor. The White House will not confirm if he was advising on the president’s care.
https://abc7chicago.com/post/parkinsons-expert-visited-white-house-8-times-8/15042981/

NBC5
— Where do Illinois Democrats stand on supporting President Joe Biden’s reelection bid? U.S. Mike Quigley is the lone member of the IL delegation to say Biden should drop out. – Rose Schmidt and Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/where-do-illinois-democrats-stand-on-supporting-president-joe-bidens-reelection-bid/3483976/

CBS2
— Chicago officials alarmed by violent July 4th weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqWjqOfeNts
— Officials address Chicago Police deployments after violent July 4th weekend
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/officials-address-chicago-police-deployments-after-violent-july-4th-weekend/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/planned-parenthood-expands-medication-abortion-to-12-weeks-for-patients-in-illinois

CITIES 92.9
— Black households in Chicago lag behind others, without liquid assets. – Glenn Minnis (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for problems that Blacks have. My Democrat superiors in the federal government did that big time. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and their successes and failures in doing that. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they were never in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.cities929.com/2024/07/08/black-households-in-chicago-lag-behind-others-without-liquid-assets/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/09/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-321/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/08/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-114/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Mayor Johnson blames Richard Nixon for Chicago shootings – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/mayor-johnson-blames-richard-nixon-for-chicago-shootings-wirepoints-quickpoint/
— Illinois is a drag on America’s economy and continues to be a ‘net taker’ from the federal government. – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/new-reports-show-illinois-is-a-drag-on-americas-economy-and-continues-to-be-a-net-taker-from-the-federal-government-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois Biden delegate says contested convention will further divide Democrats. – Greg Bishop
https://www.cities929.com/2024/07/08/illinois-biden-delegate-says-contested-convention-will-further-divide-democrats/
— Chicago mayor blames disinvestment, Republicans after violent weekend. – Jim Talamonti  (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for problems that Blacks have. My Democrat superiors in the federal government did that big time. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and their successes and failures in doing that. In my defense, I stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they were never in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_e4bcde2e-3d6e-11ef-85f7-8b164ce33f51.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Parkinson’s doctor made 10 White House visits, logs show. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/8/parkinsons-doctor-made-10-white-house-visits-logs-/
— Biden’s appeal for Democratic unity falls short on Capitol Hill. Calls to step aside tempered on Monday, but many lawmakers want more proof he’s up for a second term. – Lindsey McPherson and Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/8/bidens-appeal-democratic-unity-falls-short-capitol/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— National Education Association cares more about politics than students – Ben Rothove
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3072990/national-education-association-cares-more-about-politics-than-students/
— Facts can’t be racist – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/3072819/sorry-progressives-but-facts-cant-be-racist/

NEW YORK POST
— Shelters do nothing for communities except bring crime – Robert Holden
https://nypost.com/2024/07/08/opinion/shelters-do-nothing-for-communities-except-bring-crime/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Biden Admin Bringing ‘World’s Predators’ Into America – former senior advisor to President Donald Trump, Stephen Miller
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/miller-biden-admin-bringing-worlds-predators-into-america/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— New York City Hotels Housing Illegal Aliens Receive Over $1 Billion in Taxpayer Funds – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2024/07/08/report-new-york-city-hotels-housing-illegal-aliens-receive-over-1-billion-in-taxpayer-funds/

AMERICA MAGAZINE
— Democrat leaders ever-increasing hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus hates immigration laws and borders
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2024/07/08/cara-poll-immigration-migration-refugees-248240

AMERICAN THINKER
— Biden’s failure vs. Trump’s success. – Joseph Ford Cotto
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/07/biden_s_failure_vs_trump_s_success.html
— Biden’s Dementia: What Did They Know and When Did They Know It? – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/biden_s_dementia_what_did_they_know_and_when_did_they_know_it.html

BLAZE
— 10% of illegal aliens admit they’re registered to vote: Heritage Foundation survey – CANDACE HATHAWAY (COMMENT: Illegals vote for Democrats. Democrats run election commissions. How many illegals are registered to vote in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district? Democrat leaders ever-increasingly flood America with more and more and more of their illegals.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/10-of-illegal-aliens-admit-they-re-registered-to-vote-heritage-foundation-survey

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Admin ‘Strongly’ Opposed To Bill Cracking Down On Illegal Immigrants Voting. – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/08/biden-opposes-illegal-migrant-voting-bill/

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s physician says neurologist visited White House as part of annual examinations. President Biden did not see a neurologist outside his annual physicals, White House physician Kevin O’Connor said. – Landon Mion
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bidens-physician-says-neurologist-visited-white-house-part-annual-examinations?lid=7b9dj31tyrv2

FRONT PAGE MAGAZINE
— ‘God Bless the Blackest City in the World’ Only slavery reparations can save Chicago. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/god-bless-the-blackest-city-in-the-world/

HOT AIR
— Suburban Democrats Rejecting Wokeness
https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2024/07/08/suburban-democrats-rejecting-wokeness-n3791519

MINDING THE CAMPUS
— Academia Portrays Racism as Exclusively Perpetrated by Whites, but That’s Not the Case. – Larry Fuqua
https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2024/07/09/academia-portrays-racism-as-exclusively-perpetrated-by-whites-but-thats-not-the-case/

NEWSMAX
— The Biden administration said Monday it strongly opposes legislation that would require a proof of U.S. citizenship to vote in federal elections, an effort by congressional Republicans to prevent millions of illegal immigrants from voting. – Michael Katz (COMMENT: Illegals vote for Democrats. Democrats run election commissions. How many illegals are registered to vote in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district? Democrat leaders ever-increasingly flood America with more and more and more of their illegals.)
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/biden-administration-voting-legislation/2024/07/08/id/1171664/

POST MILLENNIAL
— Elon Musk BLASTS Dem opposition to preventing illegal immigrants from voting in election. “The goal all along has been to import as many illegal voters as possible.” – Thomas Stevenson
https://thepostmillennial.com/elon-musk-blasts-dem-opposition-to-preventing-illegal-immigrants-from-voting-in-election#google_vignette

TOWNHALL
— It Was a Lot Easier Being Black in Donald Trump’s America – CJ Pearson
https://townhall.com/columnists/cj-pearson/2024/07/09/it-was-a-lot-easier-being-black-in-donald-trumps-america-n2641550
— The Themes of the 2024 RNC Convention Are Here. – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2024/07/08/the-themes-of-the-rnc-convention-are-here-n2641536

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Parkinson’s Expert Visited the White House Eight Times in Eight Months. The White House said President Biden had met with a neurologist only three times in more than three years in office. But it would not say whether the visiting expert was consulting with the president’s physician about his health. – Emily Baumgaertner and Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/08/us/politics/parkinsons-expert-white-house.html
— The Supreme Court has sharply limited the regulatory authority of federal agencies, upending 40 years of legal precedent. – David Gelles and Manuela Andreoni (COMMENT: In Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange, ( https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html ), the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, ruled that “the NHTSA exceeded the scope of its statutory authority when it created this exemption for older cars.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/02/climate/supreme-court-climate-chevron.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden meets with Congressional Black Caucus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/08/election-2024-campaign-updates/

MSN
— The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/conservatives-are-already-attacking-kamala-as-a-dei-hire/ar-BB1pCO39
https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/other/lauren-boebert-blasted-for-calling-white-house-press-secretary-dei-hire/ar-BB1pqbxh

TAMPA FREE PRESS
— Chicago Mayor Evokes Richard Nixon When Explaining Why Over 100 People Shot In His City – Jake Smith
https://www.tampafp.com/chicago-mayor-evokes-richard-nixon-when-explaining-why-over-100-people-shot-in-his-city/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— White House Says Biden is Not Being Treated for Parkinson’s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeQOa7AFwfU

BLOOMBERG
— Pritzker Steps Up Anti-Trump Drive With Milwaukee Abortion Ads. Governor’s pro-choice group bought billboard ads before RNC. Campaign seeks to tie former president to Roe v. Wade reversal. – Miranda Davis
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-08/pritzker-steps-up-anti-trump-drive-with-milwaukee-abortion-ads
— Biden Meets Black Lawmakers, Pushes to Quash Democratic Revolt. ‘We can’t waste any more time,’ Biden tells financial backers. More Democrats say privately they want Biden to step aside. – Josh Wingrove
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-08/biden-tells-lawmakers-he-s-running-time-to-end-talk-of-swap?srnd=homepage-americas

NEWSWEEK
— Chicago Mayor Blames Richard Nixon as Over 100 People Shot at Weekend
https://www.newsweek.com/chicago-mayor-richard-nixon-gun-violence-1922590

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2024/07/asylum-backlog-could-double-end-decade-without-dhs-staffing-surge/397886/

HIGHER EDUCATION
— Democrat educators hate America, hate patriotism.
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/quick-takes/2024/07/09/gop-platform-calls-patriotic-campuses

SALON
— The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office hired and/or promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.
https://www.salon.com/2024/07/08/it-makes-you-sound-like-a-racist-former-aide-slammed-for-calling-kamala-harris-a-dei-hire/

ADVOCATE
— Democrats ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.advocate.com/news/vatican-excommunicates-antigay-archbishop

GLOBE AND MAIL
— Nixon’s resignation in 1974 provides a road map for how Biden’s presidential campaign could end. – DAVID SHRIBMAN  (COMMENT: What were you doing 50 years ago in 1974? I worked for IRS in its Chicago Loop office as a 25-year-old GS-12 (currently $97,079/year) Revenue Officer. I lived in my studio condo in the Outer Drive East building weekdays and my University Park townhome weekends. I took graduate evening business courses at Loyola. I owned a 1972 Corvette that I kept in my mother’s garage in Crete and my daily driver was a 1962 Chevrolet Be Air. Virtually all my IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats who hated Nixon, that is, who hated Republicans, that is, who hated me.)
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/article-nixons-resignation-provides-a-roadmap-for-how-bidens-presidential/

July 8, 2024

Exactly, what impact will Trump have on the new Republican Party platform? In American politics, everything is either liberal or conservative. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance their platform. The Democrat Party platform is liberal and the Democrat Party helps elect candidates who can/will defend/advance the Democrat Party platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative, but the Republican Party far too often fails/refuses to help elect candidates who can/will defend/advance the Republican Party platform. Far too often, the Republican Party lets far too many hold leadership positions who are anti-conservative if not anti-Republican and who reject far too many planks in the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization who reject the most planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks. I would focus on those leaders who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me because I promote the aforesaid planks. I would focus on those who removed me from the 2024 IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & THE HILL
— Democrats say “Fears grow among conservatives over abortion in GOP platform.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/fears-grow-among-conservatives-over-abortion-in-gop-platform/amp/
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4754938-rnc-trump-abortion-platform/

HERALD WHIG & CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD & WAND TV & ABC NEWS
— Democrats say “National abortion ban splits the Trump campaign and Republican activists writing the party platform. Republicans may remove a vow to ban abortion from their party platform for the first time in 40 years.”
https://www.whig.com/ap/national/national-abortion-ban-splits-the-trump-campaign-and-republican-activists-writing-the-party-platform/article_0f05e32b-2658-5fed-a45e-29dbe8d88366.html
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-national-abortion-ban-splits-the-trump-campaign-and-republican-activists-writing-the-party-platform/
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/national-abortion-ban-splits-the-trump-campaign-and-republican-activists-writing-the-party-platform/article_7a146a61-0b38-5931-b453-9013f0e5af1d.html
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/national-abortion-ban-splits-trump-campaign-republican-activists-111736365
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/2024-rnc-platform-alter-gops-abortion-position-time/story?id=111728686

SOUTHERN
— Democrats say “Donald Trump will define 2024 RNC platform.” – Tommy Barone
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/07/donald-trump-will-define-2024-rnc-platform-committee-members-say/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The GOP’s first new platform since 2016 will also be the first truly defined by former President Donald Trump, Republicans who have served on the platform committee say. In 2016, then-candidate Trump deferred to party operatives to craft the document, according to the platform veterans. In 2020, the GOP declined to introduce a new platform, merely appending an updated introduction to the same platform from Trump’s first campaign. Now, several veterans of the platform committee predict that the document to be unveiled at the RNC convention in two weeks will reflect a Republican Party united behind the person and policies of Donald Trump. “I think the dynamic between then and now is totally different,” said Tom Schreibel, the Wisconsin Republican Party national committeeman and a platform subcommittee chair in 2016. “The campaign didn’t carry as much sway back then,” said Schreibel, who serves on the Committee on Arrangements for the 2024 convention, which will take place in his home-state capital of Milwaukee. “We spent weeks working with House and Senate staff to get their insights on what was happening currently.” “What were the sensitivities of the House? What were the sensitivities of the Senate? Where were the conferences at at that point? And what was the art of the possible?” said Schreibel, recalling the considerations he had weighed. James Bopp Jr., an Indiana lawyer who served on every platform committee from 2000 through 2016, called the process that produced the former president’s first platform “quite unusual.” “The Trump campaign took the explicit and well-circulated position that they were going to be very light-handed in terms of fashioning the 2016 platform,” said Bopp, “and leave it to the platform committee and the delegates to do that.” While that platform certainly bore Trump’s mark, it also contained positions out of step with the former president. On LGBTQ+ issues, it veered to Trump’s right, affirming a definition of marriage as strictly a union between a man and a woman, something fought for by religious conservatives. And at the convention, then-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort successfully pushed to dilute the platform’s support for Ukraine — a change Trump later said he was neither involved in nor aware of. This year, Trump may not be able to say the same. “I expect this to be Trump’s platform,” said Jesse Law, a 2016 platform committee member reprising his role this year. “I expect the members of the committees to fall in line.” Schreibel concurred, saying, “Trump has gained control of the Republican Party, being the former president.” Schreibel, Law, and Bopp each made a version of the same point, though: This platform won’t be Trump’s because Trump has commandeered the platform process — this platform will be Trump’s because Trump has united the party behind him. “If you have 50 states, and we’re averaging 70% of every state party, every county party being pro-Trump in such a way, you’re going to see this in the makeup of those who are delegates,” said Law, who serves as chairman of the Republican Party in Clark County, Nevada. Law contrasted this dynamic with the 2016 convention, where “you had the Bible Belt, and you had the northeastern folks, and you had the Midwest folks, and you had the West Coast folks.” “We didn’t have a lot of cohesion,” he added. To Law’s point, RNC platform committee membership lists reviewed by ABC News show that only 12 members of the 2024 committee also served on the committee in 2016 — less than 15% of the total. While an ABC News analysis finds that this figure is consistent with the churn from 2012 to 2016, it shows that the 2024 platform will be shaped by a new generation of party leadership. The three leaders of the 2024 platform committee — who work with policy staff weeks before the convention to decide the drafts on which the broader committee will then deliberate — also come from Trump’s orbit. Two — Randy Evans and Russ Vought — served in the Trump administration, as ambassador to Luxembourg and Office of Management and Budget director, respectively. The third platform leader, Ed Martin, did not have a role in the Trump administration, but he marched to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and has become a prominent figure in the “Stop the Steal” movement advancing the false theory that Trump won the 2020 election. Schreibel pointed to a similar dynamic in the congressional considerations that influence the platform, noting that “issues within the House and Senate on X, Y or Z are turned by President Trump and his ideals.” And, said Schreibel, because Trump was relatively new to politics in 2016, he had less familiarity with the process, causing him to have “a lot of people at the table” working on plans for transition and the administration. One area where Trump’s influence over the party platform may make all the difference is on the polarizing issue of abortion rights. Since the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade in 2022, ruling that there is no constitutional right to abortion, nearly two dozen states have banned or severely restricted access to abortion. This tide of state-level restrictions has become politically toxic for national Republicans, as Democrats have made it a signature campaign theme, attacking the GOP as extreme on the issue. As recently as a year ago, Trump — who appointed the conservative justices that enabled the overturning of Roe — eagerly took credit for the decision, writing in a post on Truth social, “I was able to kill Roe v. Wade.” More recently, however, the former president has adopted a more muted tone, saying that he wouldn’t sign a national abortion ban and emphasizing his support for leaving the issue to the states. Trump’s circumspection — along with the news that the 2024 platform will be much shorter than usual — has fueled speculation that the document might only briefly discuss the issue, drawing criticism from some anti-abortion rights groups. The New York Times has reported that a coalition of advocacy groups sent a letter to Trump, asking he “make clear that you do not intend to weaken the pro-life plank.” But the platform committee veterans who spoke with ABC News were largely unconcerned. Bopp, who told ABC News he had played an instrumental role in advocating for anti-abortion rights provisions in the platform since 1980, said of Trump’s abortion stance, “I fully embrace it, 100%. I think he’s absolutely right that the focus should be on the states.” “There is no votes for any national, substantive law on abortion,” said Bopp. “We should not be — nor have I ever been — confused with Don Quixote.” For Law, Trump’s line on abortion in the first presidential debate augured the approach the platform would take: “He was very concise with his comments the other day. That’s what I would expect.” “The majority of the Republican base agrees with that,” Law added. During his debate with President Joe Biden, Trump said he would not block access to the mifepristone abortion pill and stressed that the states should decide the extent of abortion rights, with exceptions for rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother. As much as the 2024 platform may bespeak a party remade in Trump’s image, the platform committee veterans interviewed by ABC News stressed that it will remain, at least in part, a document that responds to the needs of the party as a whole. “This is a document that is worked on and thought about quite a bit by many members. Ensuring that all the parts of the Republican Party are heard and that we hear from the leadership — the elected leadership of the party — is important,” said Arkansas Lt. Gov. Leslie Rutledge, who chaired a platform subcommittee in 2016. “It will be reflective of the Republican Party as a whole.” “President Trump is in charge of the Republican Party, and so he’s going to have a bigger voice in what is said,” echoed Schreibel. “But still, at the end of the day, that document’s gonna have to represent House members and also Senate members.”)

BREITBART
— Border Security, 2nd Amendment, Judges Examples of Winning GOP Platform Issues. – KEN BLACKWELL and KEN KLUKOWSKI
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/07/blackwell-and-klukowski-border-security-second-amendment-and-judges-examples-of-winning-gop-platform-issuesll-klukowski-border-security-second-amendment-and-judges-examples-of-winning-gop-platform/

MSN
— Democrats say “‘Behind closed doors: Republicans break with precedent to pass policy platform in secret.”
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/behind-closed-doors-republicans-break-with-precedent-to-pass-policy-platform-in-secret/ar-BB1pi9vO

ABC NEWS
— Democrats say “Donald Trump will define 2024 RNC platform” and “Different from 2016, it will show a party in lockstep with the former president.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-define-2024-rnc-platform-committee-members/story?id=111715854

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “A Republican Platform That Could Read Like a Trump Rally. The former president’s campaign team has packed the 2024 platform committee, which meets in Milwaukee this week, with the MAGA faithful.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/08/us/politics/trump-republican-platform.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats say “Trump doesn’t want Americans to know what Republicans stand for. The former president wants the 2024 GOP platform to be anodyne, but don’t be fooled. He has an extreme agenda.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2024/07/07/rnc-platform-2024-gop-trump/
— Democrats say “Democrats focus attacks on right-wing Project 2025 pushed by Trump allies. The former president has sought to disavow the plan being touted by former advisers and aides, but Trump has endorsed many of the same ideas.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2024/07/08/project-2025-trump-election/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PICKING A POOBAH: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee is scheduled to meet Friday, just a few days ahead of the Republican National Convention, to elect a new party chair “on an interim or permanent basis,” according to the Illinois GOP. Behind-the-scenes: Party leaders are grappling with how to manage the friction between its establishment and more conservative members, who are also divided regionally with moderate Republicans near Chicago and conservatives living downstate. The search for a new leader follows current Chair Don Tracy’s announcement last month that he’s stepping down. Names in the running (so far): State Rep. John Cabello, who represents Winnebago County and parts of Boone and Stephenson counties up north; state Sen. Jason Plummer, who represents the Edwardsville area near St. Louis; and Aaron Del Mar, a former Cook County GOP chair. The deadline to apply is Wednesday. – SHIA KAPOS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2024/07/08/the-illinois-chatter-about-biden-00166773

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: At least 103 shot, 19 fatally, in citywide holiday weekend gun violence
https://abc7chicago.com/post/chicago-shootings-weekend-least-101-shot-18-fatally/15041696/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKSQD38faDk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aInjzRMkAA0
— Protesters arrested at NASCAR Street Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YVN0D1Drj8

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/ag-dei/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/column-chicago-pride-weekend-vandalism-washington/
— Democrats say “Americans are split over whether Trump should face prison in the hush money case.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/08/trump-hush-money-2/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Americans are split over whether Trump should face prison in the hush money case (COMMENT: My critics/opponents who have taken big adverse actions against me have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that their operatives and their dupes wanted them to take those big adverse actions against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have taken the biggest adverse actions against me and their operatives and their dupes. I would focus on those a) who removed me from the 2024 Illinois Republican Party State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee and b) who ended my service as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-americans-are-split-over-whether-trump-should-face-prison-in-the-hush-money-case-ap-norc-poll-finds/

NPR ILLINOIS
— In your county, in your township, in municipality, and in your school district, how many cast Republican ballots in primary elections but then vote for Democrats in general elections?
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-08/why-some-republican-led-states-are-limiting-who-can-vote-in-party-primaries

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/07/08/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-320/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker tells CNN that jobs are coming back to Illinois. The number of people employed in Illinois under his watch says the opposite. Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzker-tells-cnn-that-jobs-are-coming-back-to-illinois-the-number-of-people-employed-in-illinois-under-his-watch-says-the-opposite-wirepoints/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— In letter to congressional Democrats, Biden says he’s ‘firmly committed’ to staying in the race. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/8/in-letter-to-congressional-democrats-biden-says-he/?utm_source=Boomtrain&utm_medium=subscriber&utm_campaign=newsalert&utm_content=newsalert&utm_term=newsalert&bt_ee=oD8jJF9rz%2BvactMnz44gYY4Mz0Xgvu%2FJGTGNQlRQ6d4%3D&bt_ts=1720447331583
— Democrats set deadline for Biden to prove himself or withdraw from the race. Party coalescing around Harris as replacement atop 2024 ticket if he steps aside. – Mallory Wilson and Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/7/democrats-set-deadline-biden-president-must-prove-/
— White House doctor who gave Biden glowing health report helped him cash in on business deal. – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/7/kevin-oconnor-who-gave-joe-biden-glowing-health-re/

NEW YORK POST
— ‘Woke’ policies fall flat as NY suburban Dems fight to take back party in blow to activist liberals. – Carl Campanile and David Propper
https://nypost.com/2024/07/08/us-news/woke-policies-fall-flat-as-ny-suburban-dems-fight-to-take-back-party-in-blow-to-activist-liberals/

BREITBART
— 99% of Illegal Aliens, Border Crossers Living Freely Across American Communities – JOHN BINDER (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that many millions of them will use their false identifications to vote for Biden.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/07/report-99-illegal-aliens-border-crossers-living-freely-across-us/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roughly 99 percent of illegal aliens and border crossers are living freely across the United States as President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) monitors fewer than 1.5 percent of the nation’s illegal population, a report states. The federal data, compiled by the National Immigration Center for Enforcement (NICE) and circulated by several House and Senate Republicans, looks at the overall illegal population living in American communities — estimated at nearly 17 million today.)
— Joe Biden’s Social Service Programs for Migrants Almost Ensure They Are Never Deported. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/07/report-bidens-programs-migrants-almost-ensure-theyre-never-deported/
— NYC’s Low-Income Neighborhoods Overwhelmed by Migrant Shelters – OLIVIA RONDEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/07/report-nycs-low-income-neighborhoods-overwhelmed-migrant-shelters/

DAILY CALLER
— Trans Kids Are The New Fashion Accessories Among Hollywood’s Most Deranged Moms – LEENA NASIR
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/07/transgender-kids-fashion-accessories-hollywood-mom-charlize-theron-jennifer-lopez-megan-fox/

FOX NEWS
— What would a President Pritzker do on immigration, border crisis? Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has called for significantly more federal action on the crisis. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/what-would-president-pritzker-do-immigration-border-crisis
— Anti-Israel protesters arrested after locking themselves inside fence at NASCAR’s Chicago Street Race. Organizers condemn Israeli driver Alon Day, who spoke out about city’s pro-Hamas protests. – Scott Thompson
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/anti-israel-protesters-arrested-after-locking-themselves-inside-fence-at-nascars-chicago-street-race

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Harvard Gaslighting: Task Forces “sanitizing antisemitism under the guise of fighting ‘Islamophobia’”  “Harvard tries to ‘both sides’ the campus problems, but in reality the anti-Israel and antisemitic students were the aggressors. Jewish and pro-Israel students were not holding rallies calling for the destruction of Palestinians and using anti-Muslim rhetoric. It was almost all in one direction, but you wouldn’t know that from the reports.” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/07/harvard-gaslighting-task-forces-sanitizing-antisemitism-under-the-guise-of-fighting-islamophobia/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Democrats say “If Joe Biden can’t do it, Kamala Harris sure can.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4756495-biden-harris-trump-presidential-race/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “Read Biden’s Letter to Congressional Democrats.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/07/08/us/president-biden-letter-to-congressional-democrats-78.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats acknowledge that “6 Top Democrats Privately Saying Biden Should Go.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/07/us/politics/biden-democrats-congress-murphy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats acknowledge that “Nine House Democrats call for Biden to step aside as he seeks to energize his campaign. Amid rising unease among Democratic leaders, the campaign scrambled to schedule Sunday events to show Biden’s vigor and his intention to forcefully confront Donald Trump.” (COMMENT: What do you stress that shows your vigor? I stress the my putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters every morning.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/07/07/biden-campaign-trump/

USA TODAY
— Democrats acknowledge that “Trump’s presidency viewed more favorably than Biden’s.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/07/07/trump-presidency-viewed-more-favorably-poll-finds/74292329007/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/06/23/democrats-anti-trans-rhetoric-in-2024-lgbtq/74118688007/

CNN
— Biden’s defiant delusion. – David Axelrod
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/06/opinions/biden-failed-to-quell-panic-abc-interview-axelrod
— At least 100 people shot, 17 fatally, during violent Fourth of July weekend in Chicago – up 27% from last year’s holiday. – Chris Boyette, Fabiana Chaparro, and Chris Boyette
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/08/us/chicago-shootings-july-fourth-weekend/index.html
— The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. All those who GAO, IRS, and the Post Office promoted over me had less work experience than I had, had less education than I had, had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or had no professional license like the one I had.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/07/07/opinions/kamala-harris-dei-hire-racism-2024-obeidallah/index.html

MSN
— How would a brokered convention to replace Joe Biden work – Sarah Ewall-Wice
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-would-a-brokered-convention-to-replace-joe-biden-work/ar-BB1pyGyj
— Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/editorial-donald-trump-s-vile-attack-on-immigrants-pushes-gop-further-into-a-white-nationalist-party/ar-AA1lLMDv

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Prominent House Democrats Want Biden to Exit 2024 Race. President travels to Pennsylvania events to try to shore up support after disastrous debate. – Annie Linskey, Natalie Andrews, Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/some-democrats-urge-biden-to-weigh-options-as-age-worries-linger-2ff735e6
— The Thomas Eagleton Precedent for Democrats. George McGovern changed running mates in 1972 for mental-health reasons, but the ticket still lost big. – Joshua M. Glasser
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-thomas-eagleton-precedent-for-democrats-fe95f5c3
— FRONT PAGE: ‘We’re Not Dead Yet.’ Baby Boomers’ Good Times Drive the Economy. Sky-diving, concerts, classic cars. An influx of older Americans bolsters the nation’s fastest-growing city. Heather Gillers and Ben Eisen
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/baby-boomers-drive-economy-d4b72e40

BOOMBERG
— Griffin Gives $500,000 to Back Miami-Dade’s Democratic Mayor. – Anna J Kaiser
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-07-05/ken-griffin-gives-500-000-to-back-miami-dade-s-democratic-mayor

FAST COMPANY
— Employers believe this is the age you’re too old to hire. This is why they’re wrong. – JINJA BIRKENBEUEL (COMMENT: In 1974, when I was 25 years old, my Democrat IRS superiors used “up-or-out” to write me off as being too old to be promoted to GS-13. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. That rendered worthless my a) earning job-related master’s degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, b) earning job-related professional certifications in 1979, 1981, 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, and c) earning a job-related professional license in 1981.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/91142325/employers-believe-this-is-the-age-youre-too-old-to-hire-this-is-why-theyre-wrong

POLITICO
— Democrats say “Biden’s Survival Plan: Decry ‘Elite’ Critics, Appeal to His Base. Black voters and organized labor have been the president’s key backers and they’re going to have to carry him now.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/07/08/bidens-campaign-black-union-voters-00166761
— Lindsey Graham: Anybody who could be president should undergo cognitive tests. – Isabella Ramírez (COMMENT: What do you stress that shows your cognitive abilities? I stress my putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters every morning.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/lindsey-graham-anybody-could-president-163919891.html
— Leaders of foreign countries who want America to lead the free word want Trump. Leaders of foreign countries who want to destroy America want Biden.
https://www.politico.com/news/2024/07/07/nato-prepare-trump-2024-00165522

July 7, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote mote illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/07/in-rush-to-move-migrants-into-housing-state-program-paid-out-hundreds-of-thousands-for-apartments-that-were-unlivable-and-unlived-in/
— What exactly is a ‘Black job,’ Mr. Trump? – Clarence Page (COMMENT: My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I took jobs that should have been given to Blacks. I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, pumped gasoline 1971-1972, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire early and gave my job and gave my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. My critics/opponents who have never held jobs like the ones I did make it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I took.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/07/07/clarence-page-black-jobs-donald-trump-debate/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 6, 2024

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Republican Party Chairman Application (COMMENT: The Illinois Republican Party (IRP) should announce in a press release the evening of July 10 the names of the candidates for chairman, lots of information about them including what they have done to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, how Illinois Republicans can contact their IRP State Central Committee (SCC) member concerning them, and the weighted vote that each IRP SCC member has. Illinois Republicans should be able to watch the candidates’ presentations via Zoom on July 12. The IRP should announce in a press release the evening of July 12 the winning candidate and how much weighted vote that candidate got from each IRP SCC member. In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP SCC elected Andy McKenna as the IRP chairman. Participants in that forum were John Cox, Stephen McGlynn, McKenna, and Jim Nalepa. Jim Oberweis wanted to participate, but could not.)
https://illinois.gop/illinois-republican-party-chairman-application/
(FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S MEMO: The Illinois Republican State Central Committee will be meeting on Friday, July 12, 2024 to elect a new Chairman on an interim or permanent basis. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in being considered for the position, please submit the following information to Matt Janes, Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party, at Matt@illinois.gop by Wednesday, July 10th at 5:00 PM.  This is a hard deadline, and is necessary to provide the Committee sufficient time to review all applicant material. Applicants may be asked to address the Committee on July 12th. . .Responsibilities and duties of the State Chairman are generally summarized in Article III, Section B of the Bylaws which are on our website, and include raising money for the State Party. The position does not pay a salary or other compensation.)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— How successful have Democrat leaders been in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct promoting the Democrat Party platform, that is, promoting dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination? What have your Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee member and the leaders of your Republican county and township/ward party organizations done to promote the Republican Party platform, that is, to promote personal responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, conservative principles, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving)? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 12 killed, 54 wounded in shootings during extended 4th of July weekend in Chicago. Of those shot, 20 were in mass shootings in Greater Grand Crossing, the Near West Side and Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/07/05/chicago-fourth-july-violence-12-dead-55-shot
— Quigley becomes first top Illinois Democrat to call on Biden to step aside. The Illinois congressman called on Biden to drop out of the presidential race in an interview on MSNBC Friday, hours before ABC aired an interview with Biden widely viewed as a litmus test for the president a week after his damaging debate performance. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2024/07/05/quigley-biden-withdraw-2024-presidential-election-trump-debate-illinois-pritzker

ABC7
— ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos’ exclusive interview with Biden: Full transcript
https://abc7chicago.com/post/full-transcript-abc-news-anchor-george-stephanopoulos-exclusive/15033536/
— Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley says President Biden should leave race – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/post/illinois-rep-mike-quigley-says-president-joe-biden/15034006/
— Biden won’t commit to independent cognitive test when asked in ABC News interview. “Look. I have a cognitive test every single day,” he said, referring to his job. (COMMENT: Currently, what do you argue shows your cognitive abilities? For me, it is my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. During the 1990s, it was my earning four job-related professional certifications and a job-related master’s degree. During the 1980s, it was my earning a job-related professional certification and a job-related master’s degree. During the 1970s, it was my earning a job-related professional certification, a job-related master’s degree, and a job-related bachelor’s degree.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/president-joe-biden-commit-independent-cognitive-test-when/15033281/
— Over $100M in medical debt wiped out for more than 44K in Cook County thanks to partnership. (COMMENT: What did you do to avoid medial debt. For me, it included always having health insurance.)
https://abc7chicago.com/post/medical-debt-forgiveness-100m-wiped-more-44k-cook/15026473/
— ‘Exhausted,’ ‘bad episode’: Biden doubles down on debate explanations in ABC News exclusive. Speaking with George Stephanopoulos, he dismissed concerns about mental fitness. – Alexandra Hutzler
https://abc7chicago.com/post/george-stephanopoulos-joe-biden-interview-president-doubles-down/15033213/

NBC5
— Violence in Chicago has changed. An outreach group explains why and what needs to be done. As Chicago stares down the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with 11 people killed as of Friday afternoon, an organized group of mothers, fathers, uncles and brothers questions the usefulness of crime statistics and cautions that gangs are different than they used to be. – Charlie Wojciechowski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-violence-changes-gangs-shootings-police/3482134/

CBS2
— Biden says he’ll stay in 2024 race while Illinois rep calls for him to step aside.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MudV6kSqpmU
— As number of migrants in Chicago shelters decline, officials prepare for future arrivals. – Sabrina Franza (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders have always promoted illegal immigration and they continue to do that.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-migrant-numbers-down/

FOX32
— Mayor Johnson joins community rally for peace following Fourth of July violence in Chicago – Terrence Lee
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-johnson-joins-community-rally-peace-following-fourth-july-violence-chicago

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Quigley calls on Biden to step aside. – Jack Grieve
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/mike-quigley-joe-biden-should-drop-out-race

SOUTHERN
— Wealthy Democratic donors sound alarm over Biden staying in race. – ABC News
https://southernillinoisnow.com/2024/07/05/wealthy-democratic-donors-sound-alarm-over-biden-staying-in-race/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Defiant Biden says ‘only the Lord Almighty’ could convince him to leave the 2024 race. – Elena Moore, Tamara Keith (COMMENT: What does the Lord Almighty say about promoting dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, and Affirmative Action and DEI, that is, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination?)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-07-05/defiant-biden-says-only-the-lord-almighty-could-convince-him-to-leave-the-2024-race

WTHI TV
— The Illinois State Board of Education recently announced that starting next spring, it will use the ACT exam rather than the SAT. – PETER HANCOCK (COMMENT: My ACT score in 1966 was 24. My father’s often decrying his not having a college degree motivated me to take college preparatory courses, to take the ACT exam, and to graduate in the upper 20% of my class.)
https://www.wthitv.com/news/illinois-switching-to-act-exams-for-state-assessments/article_06e25890-3ada-11ef-8047-0369552f4355.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Chicago mayor plans to address violence with more spending, guaranteed income. – Jim Talamonti
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_32b1b0d4-3ae3-11ef-8868-8fce4052992d.html
— Illinois tied for third worst unemployment rate in country. – Glenn Minnis
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_91e26a0a-3979-11ef-8e90-0bb300ae99ca.html
— Illinois ballot could include election security, property tax and IVF questions. – Greg Bishop
https://www.starvedrock.media/news/state/illinois-ballot-could-include-election-security-property-tax-and-ivf-questions/article_d51ca82a-d94c-5f59-a51c-6754ea194790.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden says he’s ‘first Black woman to serve with Black president’ in rambling radio interview. Age concerns front and center as Democrat struggles to right floundering campaign. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/5/biden-says-hes-first-black-woman-to-serve-with-bla/
— Biden downplays debate performance; can’t remember if he watched replay. – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jul/5/biden-downplays-debate-performance-cant-remember-i/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden Struggles Through Brief Interview with Former Dem Operative Stephanopoulos. Octogenarian president delivers incoherent answers and says ‘really bad cold’ left him ‘exhausted’ during debate. – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/tan-rested-not-ready-bronzed-biden-struggles-through-brief-interview-with-former-dem-operative-stephanopoulos/

AMEERICAN THINKER
— The Collapse of DEI – John Horvat II
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/07/the_collapse_of_dei.html

BLAZE
— New York City expands costly debit card program for illegal aliens – CANDACE HATHAWAY
https://www.theblaze.com/news/new-york-city-expands-costly-debit-card-program-for-illegal-aliens

BREITBART
— New York City Giving Taxpayer-Funded Debit Cards to Over 7,000 Migrants – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/07/05/new-york-city-giving-taxpayer-funded-debit-cards-to-over-7000-migrants/
— Pritzker Opens More Migrant Shelters in Chicago Ahead of Democrat National Convention. – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/07/05/illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-opens-more-migrant-shelters-chicago-ahead-democrat-national-convention/

CHARLIE KIRK
— Former Space Force Officer Loses Retirement For Exposing DEI (COMMENT: Because I fought political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me retire when I was 49 years old in 1997.)
https://thecharliekirkshow.com/columnists/charlie-kirk/blog/former-space-force-officer-loses-retirement-for-exposing-dei

CHRISTIAN POST
— Exposing the lie that DEI is compassionate. – John K. Amanchukwu Sr.
https://www.christianpost.com/voices/exposing-the-lie-that-dei-is-compassionate.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Democrats’ 25th Amendment Problem – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/the-democrats-25th-amendment-problem

DAILY CALLER
— Joe Biden Repeatedly Denies Reality In Primetime ABC Interview. – REAGAN REESE
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/05/joe-biden-abc-news-primetime-interview-george-stephanopoulos/
— Years Of Media Misdirection Over Biden Mental State Are Unraveling Before Our Eyes – JASON COHEN
https://dailycaller.com/2024/07/04/media-misdirection-biden-mental-state-unraveling/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— What Biden Has Done to the Border Doesn’t Stop There – ZACH THAPAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/07/what-biden-has-done-to-the-border-doesnt-stop-there/

TOWNHALL
— Trump Beats Whoever Dems Replace Biden With In Hypothetical Polls – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/07/05/no-matter-whos-in-the-race-polls-show-trump-beat-them-n2641443

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT SOURCES

THE HILL
— Quigley becomes latest House member to call on Biden to exit race. – LAUREN IRWIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4757439-mike-quigley-joe-biden-drop-out/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Two More House Democrats Say Biden Should Drop Out. Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois became the fourth of his cohort to call on President Biden to leave the race, a day after Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts did so. – Chris Cameron, Maggie Astor and Tim Balk
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/us/politics/democrat-seth-moulton-biden-drop-out.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH FOUR PICTURES OF BIDEN: Biden Forcefully Rejects Efforts to Push Him Out of Race. ‘I am running and going to win again,’ president tells supporters in Wisconsin. – Ken Thomas and Annie Linskey
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-sits-for-interview-to-try-to-bounce-back-from-debate-debacle-6e60527f
— How DEI Becomes Discrimination. – John Sailer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-dei-becomes-discrimination-academia-higher-education-research-race-1e411be4

MSN
— 22 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Resist the ‘Woke’ Movement – Thomas Robinson
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/22-reasons-why-baby-boomers-resist-the-woke-movement/ss-BB1ptqzm