August 9 Morning Edition

CITY OF WHEATON
— Applications Received for West District Council Seat (DIERSEN: If you care about Wheaton, if you want to live in Wheaton, if you live and/or work in Wheaton, if you want Wheaton to continue to be family friendly, and especially if you live in Wheaton’s West District, you should ASAP want to a) find out everything that you can about the 10 candidates, b) analyze that information, c) determine who you believe the top 1, 2, or 3 candidates should be, and d) email your recommendation to Wheaton’s City Council at [email protected] along with the reasons for your recommendation. Wheaton West District residents should have the right to know not only the applicants’ names, but a) how long they have lived in the city and in the district, b) why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, c) what they believe the most important issues are that the city needs to address, d) what their opinion is on how those issues could be addressed, e) will they vote for or against selling pot in Wheaton, f) what their work experience is, g) what their education is, h) what professional certifications and licenses are, and i) what experience do they have carrying out typical city council functions: Review and approve the annual budget; Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities; Oversee performance of the local public employees; Oversee effectiveness of programs; Establish tax rates; Enter into legal contracts; Borrow funds; Pass ordinances and resolutions; Modify the city’s charter; Regulate land use through zoning laws; Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations; Regulate public health and safety; Exercise the power of eminent domain; Communicate policies and programs to residents; Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and Represent the community to other levels of government. (SEE: https://www.nlc.org/city-councils

https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=277
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: On Aug. 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. the City of Wheaton closed the application process for the vacant West District City Council seat. Applications were received from the following 10 individuals: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, Angela Blatner, David Diersen, Khizar Jafri, and Krista Selvey. The City Council will review the applications received over the next several days and make a recommendation for appointment to the vacant seat. Please direct any questions to the City Clerk, Sharon Barrett-Hagen at 630-260-2012.)

ABC7
— Chicago immigrants warned possible ICE raids targeting Pilsen homes, businesses – Cate Cauguiran (DIERSEN: In which neighborhoods, precincts, municipalities, townships/wards, and counties in Illinois have Democrats, RINOs, and foreign countries placed the most illegals?) 
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-immigrants-warned-of-possible-pilsen-ice-raids/5455047/

NBC5
— Grayslake Bans Pot for 1 Year After Legalization in Illinois The ordinance in Grayslake passed this week, banning the sale of recreational marijuana until January 2021 (DIERSEN: Great, but the ban should be permanent.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Grayslake-Bans-Pot-for-1-Year-After-Legalization-in-Illinois-528576161.html
— Pritzker’s Office Reiterates Governor’s Stance on Blagojevich as Trump Considers Commuting Sentence The president made the remarks aboard Air Force One Wednesday night
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzker-blagojevich-president-trump-commute-528001471.html

CBS2
— President Trump, And His Company, Previously Donated $9,000 To Rod Blagojevich Campaigns
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/08/president-trump-and-his-company-previously-donated-9000-to-rod-blagojevich-campaigns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why you may not be able to light up in your own apartment once recreational marijuana use becomes legal – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-recreational-weed-in-apartments-and-condos-20190809-esbd76rxlvgq3mozdxld5jhmii-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot slams President Donald Trump’s process for deciding pardons, commutations, says he ‘doesn’t respect the rule of law’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-president-trump-blagojevich-20190808-e6s4xgf7fjbafb2bjk4e3euadq-story.html
— Commentary: Blagojevich may walk, but his cell could be filled by other Illinois politicians – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-tom-cullerton-blagojevich-madigan-greising-20190808-2oeabgyvpje7lfjmdfbmphi6b4-story.html
— Illinois gun dealers now have to be certified by the state. But the state isn’t ready to issue the certifications. – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: What certifications do you have? I became a CPA in 1979, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-state-police-gun-law-dealers-20190809-rl4hanspujem3oi2lqudvpbfm4-story.html
— Illinois Republicans recoil over possibility Trump commutes disgraced Democrat Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-trump-rod-blagojevich-20190808-nb4touyiunfxbn2zm4d4l7ojyi-story.html
— Illinois pays out nearly $4.7 million in back pay to state employees over 2 weeks – JAMIE MUNKS (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that while I worked for the federal government, I got a) step increases, b) promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986, and c) cost of living adjustments.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-pays-out-millions-in-worker-backpay-20190809-wkx4t6adkrfrhfv6lmeq43kje4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump delays Blagojevich clemency decision — top Illinois pols say butt out “White House staff is continuing the review of this matter,” Trump said in a Thursday night tweet about whether he will free former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792123/rod-blagojevich-clemency-illinois-politicians-not-happy
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Facts mean nothing to Trump in justifying clemency for Blagojevich.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792139/rod-blagojevich-clemency-facts-meaningless-to-trump
— Rod Blagojevich And The History Of Crooked Illinois Governors (DIERSEN: IRS assigned me to collect delinquent income taxes from Otto Kerner, Jr.’s estate.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/08/crooked-illinois-governors/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two other Illinois governors have been sent to jail. Otto Kerner, Jr., governor from 1961 to 1968, was convicted of bribery and income-tax charges from his time as governor, and received three years in prison in 1973.)

DAILY HERALD
— State political leaders say Blagojevich needs to stay in prison – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/state-political-leaders-say-blagojevich-needs-to-stay-in-prison

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— First payments made to workers owed back step raises – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have been furious that while I worked for the federal government, I got a) step increases, b) promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986, and c) cost of living adjustments.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190808/first-payments-made-to-workers-owed-back-step-raises

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed’s on the menu at Vermilion County man’s planned business – Will Brumleve
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/weed-s-on-the-menu-at-vermilion-county-man-s/article_2faa10f3-63e5-5127-9e87-4cc5e3c6481c.html

WGLT
— McLean Co. Clerk Defends Election Requests In Tense Finance Meeting – ERIC STOCK
https://www.wglt.org/post/mclean-co-clerk-defends-election-requests-tense-finance-meeting#stream/0

WIFR
— New law eliminates basic skills test for Illinois teachers (DIERSEN: What tests have you passed? I passed a) the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old, b) the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, c) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, d) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, e) all the tests necessary to earn a master’s degree in business from Loyola in 1976, f) all the tests necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, g) the Federal Service Entrance Examination in 1970, and h) the Post Office employment examination in 1966.)
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/New-law-eliminates-basic-skills-test-for-Illinois-teachers-528235591.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois home construction among lowest in the nation in 2018, report finds – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-home-construction-among-lowest-in-the-nation-in-report/article_1b55ff0c-b961-11e9-b59f-bf5ec1eb46d9.html

DAILY LINE
— Foxx challenger Conway to skip Cook County Dem slating, calls for ‘open primary’ – Alex Nitkin (DIERSEN: If Republican county and township organizations slated candidates for Republican Precinct Committeeman, would the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) slate me for Precinct 9? I should write a book about those who would hint/imply/argue/shout that MTRCC should NOT slate me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/09/2019/foxx-challenger-conway-to-skip-cook-county-dem-slating-calls-for-open-primary/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Crystal Lake High School District Told to Release Names of Employees Dropping Out of Union to McHenry County Blog, IEA Intervention Found Unpersuasive
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/08/crystal-lake-high-school-district-told-to-release-names-of-employees-dropping-out-of-union-to-mchenry-county-blog-iea-intervention-found-unpersuasive/

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Edly-Allen votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512875400-roll-call-edly-allen-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Weber votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/512875707-roll-call-weber-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

NORTH COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Moylan votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://northcooknews.com/stories/512875654-roll-call-moylan-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WEST COOK NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Durkin votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://westcooknews.com/stories/512875739-roll-call-durkin-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Butler votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512875748-roll-call-butler-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: DeLuca votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512875734-roll-call-deluca-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana
— GOP Chair Pearson says state House candidate Baldermann “dogged by double-dipping” – W.J. Kennedy 
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/512906977-gop-chair-pearson-says-state-house-candidate-baldermann-dogged-by-double-dipping

CHAMBANA SUN
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Marron votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://chambanasun.com/stories/512875724-roll-call-marron-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

WEST CENTRAL REPORTER
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Frese votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://westcentralreporter.com/stories/512875760-roll-call-frese-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Roll Call: Reitz votes against legalizing recreational marijuana
https://swillinoisnews.com/stories/512875389-roll-call-reitz-votes-against-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Human Rights Commission Mandates Co-Ed Locker Rooms in Public Schools – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/illinois-human-rights-commission-mandates-co-ed-locker-rooms-in-public-schools/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Desperate’ Democrats embrace Trump ‘white supremacist’ narrative – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/8/donald-trump-white-supremacist-narrative-embraced-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘I will not be intimidated’: McConnell fires back at activists over protests – Hunter Lovell (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who a) intimidate voters in my precinct, b) intimidate those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, c) intimidate Republican Precinct Committeemen in DuPage County, and especially in Milton Township, and d) intimidate Republican activists, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/i-will-not-be-intimidated-mcconnell-fires-back-at-activists-over-protests
— Biden tells supporters: ‘Poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids’ – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-gaffes-pile-up-poor-kids-are-just-as-bright-as-white-kids

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE TRUTH ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND RACISM – Ken Blackwell
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-truth-about-gun-control-and-racism/

GOPUSA
— Democrats push mandatory federal buyback of ‘assault weapons’; prosecution for owners who don’t comply
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74060
— After the Shootings — Look to Culture, Not Politics
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73855

AMERICAN THINKER
— Another crying child: Press exploits the kids of illegals hauled off in immigration raid – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/press_exploits_the_kids_of_illegals_hauled_off_in_immigration_raid.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Joe Will Regret His Turn Onto the Race-Bait Road – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/joe-will-regret-his-turn-onto-the-race-bait-road/

BREITBART
— Media Spin for Biden, Deceptively Omit Trump’s Condemnation of Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville Remarks – JEROME HUDSON
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/08/media-spins-for-biden-deceptively-omit-trumps-condemnation-of-neo-nazis-in-charlottesville-remarks/
— RealClearPolitics Flashback: Trump Didn’t Call Neo-Nazis ‘Fine People,’ Here’s Proof – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/08/realclearpolitics-flashback-trump-didnt-call-neo-nazis-fine-people-heres-proof/
— ICE Frees 300 of 680 Illegals Arrested in Raid on ‘Humanitarian Grounds’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/08/ice-frees-300-680-illegals-arrested-raid-humanitarian-grounds/

BLAZE
— Joe Biden unleashes a racially-tinged gaffe, and the reaction from his audience is eye-opening “Yikes… have fun mitigating that one.” – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-racial-gaffe-poor-black

CONSERVATIVE NEWS DAILY
— Media Isn’t Being Honest About Mass Shootings in 2019 – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/media-isnt-being-honest-about-mass-shootings-in-2019/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Your Today Is Connected to Your Tomorrow – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What is your “today?” My “today” is putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.) 
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2019/08/09/your-today-is-connected-to-your-tomorrow/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Joe Biden Sounds Like Al Sharpton
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/08/08/joe-biden-turns-into-al-sharpton/

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Death Camps For Trump Supporters’ Fliers Appear Around Long Island, N.Y. – DEBRA HEINE
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fliers-reading-death-camps-for-trump-supporters-now-in-ny-were-the-work-of-a-shock-theater-group/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Susan Rice promotes hatred against Trump big time.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/08/susan_rice_trump_using_language_dictators_and_people_who_incite_genocide_has_used.html

THE HILL
— Biden gets into heated exchange with Breitbart reporter (Joel Pollak) over Trump’s response to white nationalism – JONATHAN EASLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/456760-biden-gets-into-heated-exchange-with-breitbart-reporter-over-trumps

NBC NEWS
— Taylor Swift on LGBTQ activism: ‘Rights are being stripped from anyone who isn’t a straight white cisgender male’ In an interview with Vogue, Taylor Swift explained why she decided to throw her weight publicly behind LGBTQ activism and the Equality Act. – Alexander Kacala
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/taylor-swift-lgbtq-activism-rights-are-being-stripped-anyone-who-n1040581?cid=public-rss_20190808

THE HILL
— McConnell, allies lean into Twitter, media ‘war’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes took additional adverse actions against me, who would come to my defense?
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/456773-mcconnell-allies-lean-into-twitter-media-war

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-donald-trump-white-supremacist_n_5d4c0149e4b09e7297420018
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-trump-white-supremacy_n_5d4c73bfe4b0066eb70ec6df

NEW YORK TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘The Squad’ Is the Future of the Democratic Party You can credit social movements for that. – Barbara Ransby
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/the-squad-democrats.html
— Trump’s Opponents Want to Name His Big Donors. His Supporters Say It’s Harassment. – Katie Rogers and Annie Karni (DIERSEN: Thankfully, I have enough time and money that I do not need/want donors for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. My critics/opponents have made it very clear that they would viciously destroy anyone who might give me money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/politics/castro-trump-donors.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/world/americas/ciudad-juarez-mexico-migrants.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/opinion/el-paso-trump-racism.html
— Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Falsely Calls White Supremacy a ‘Hoax’ – Emily S. Rueb and Derrick Bryson Taylor (DIERSEN: Instead of “hoax,” Carlson should have said “overstated.” How many White supremacists do Democrats say are in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? Can/will the Democrats name them? Of course, those who are called White supremacists should sue those who call them White supremacists. Should I survey the Democrats in my precinct and ask them which residents in my precinct they say are White supremacists?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/business/media/tucker-carlson-white-supremacy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘If you’re a good worker, papers don’t matter’: How a Trump construction crew has relied on immigrants without legal status -Joshua Partlow and David A. Fahrenthold.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/if-youre-a-good-worker-papers-dont-matter-how-a-trump-construction-crew-has-relied-on-immigrants-without-legal-status/2019/08/09/cf59014a-b3ab-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters promote Trump haters who promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/warren-orourke-say-they-consider-trump-to-be-a-white-supremacist/2019/08/08/7a8852be-b9c9-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/08/racism-is-vital-trumpism-trump-cant-condemn-it-without-condemning-himself/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/08/trumps-videos-showing-his-visits-dayton-el-paso-are-mostly-about-trump/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/08/how-we-hold-trump-enablers-accountable/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/08/new-report-reinforces-short-sightedness-trumps-inaction-climate-change/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/09/democratic-candidates-quandary-how-call-out-trump-race-without-offending-his-supporters/

NEW YORK POST
— Joe Biden takes low blow at Trump over white supremacy – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/08/08/joe-biden-takes-low-blow-at-trump-over-white-supremacy/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Congressmen Press Trump Not to Commute Sentence of Rod Blagojevich Five Illinois representatives cite importance of taking a ‘stand against pay-to-play politics’ in statement urging president to leave former governor in prison – Jess Bravin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-congressmen-press-trump-not-to-commute-sentence-of-rod-blagojevich-11565309288
— FBI Surveillance Proposal Sets Up Clash With Facebook Agency solicits vendor proposals to collect data from Facebook, other social media to head off safety threats – Jeff Horwitz and Dustin Volz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbi-and-facebook-potentially-at-odds-over-social-media-monitoring-11565277021
— Lost in Life, El Paso Suspect Found a Dark World Online Gunman who allegedly killed 22 people with an intent to attack Hispanics told investigators he came to his views on the internet – Erin Ailworth, Georgia Wells and Ian Lovett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lost-in-life-el-paso-suspect-found-a-dark-world-online-11565308783

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Should Worry About His Disapproval Rating.” I should survey all the voters in my precinct to get my approval/disapproval ratings. I would ask them to disclose on who and on what they base their opinion of me on. I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for the west half of my precinct since 1999 and for the east half since 2015. 
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-08-07/donald-trump-should-worry-about-his-disapproval-rating

FORBES
— African-Americans Always Fare Worse In Labor Market, Even When It is Good – Christian Weller (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired an African-American in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that an African-American could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired an African-American in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted African-Americans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired an African-American in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted an African-American in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that an African-American could have my job and my preferred corner office. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes view the federal government as being a “dumping ground” for inferior people.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2019/08/09/african-americans-always-fare-worse-in-labor-market-even-when-it-is-good/#2be570467cab

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “The Scary Proposition That Trump Is Gradually Becoming More Popular.”
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/the-scary-claim-that-trump-is-steadily-becoming-more-popular.html

FORT BEND HERALD
— Public comments at meetings to stay the same – Averil Gleason
https://www.fbherald.com/public-comments-at-meetings-to-stay-the-same/article_c75adae2-aa79-5c4b-9fb6-e51c30d69864.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rosenberg resident Delia Villarreal said citizens should have the right to express themselves. “You were voted (on council) to hear the concerns (of the people),” she said. “It’s the price you have to pay. You asked to run for city council. We got you up there. If you don’t like it, then you shouldn’t run for city council.”)

WRFA
— Democratic Candidate for City Council Ward 2 Pulls out of Race (DIERSEN: Have any of the ten who filed applications to be appointed to fill the Wheaton City Council West District vacancy withdrawn their application?)
http://www.wrfalp.com/democratic-candidate-for-city-council-ward-2-pulls-out-of-race/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Need or desire keeping record number of older workers on the job – Christopher Quinn (DIERSEN: I should write a book about forced early retirement. Democrats run the federal government. They want everyone to know that they waste the careers of and get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.ajc.com/news/need-desire-keeping-record-number-older-workers-the-job/qYde0ZBZr3SpTODqyFBViL/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Factory Work Isn’t A Death March – SHANE MCGLAUN (DIERSEN: I worked on a Dodge assembly line for a short time in early 1970.)
http://fordauthority.com/2019/08/ford-factory-work-isnt-a-death-march/

INC
— A Survey of 1,003 People Shows Millennials Lie on Resumes 5 Times More Often Than Baby Boomers Gen Z lies seven times more often. – Minda Zetlin
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/millennials-gen-z-lie-on-resumes-more-than-baby-boomers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But apparently, the younger you are, the likelier you are to be untruthful, at least when applying for a job. Eleven percent of Millennials said they had lied on their résumés, and 14 percent of Gen Z respondents said they’d done it. Only 2 percent of Baby Boomers said they’d ever lied on a résumé. And they don’t feel bad about it. While 54 percent of men and 42 percent of women who lied in all age groups felt guilty about doing so, only 27 percent of Millennials did. The difference may be changing attitudes about employment and employers.)

ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT
— Don’t Make Risky Assumptions – Ken O’Quinn (DIERSEN: What assumptions do you make about those who read what you write? The only legitimate reason to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails is to get information to help defend and advance conservative Republican principles. Nevertheless, I have always been fully aware that some read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to help them dismiss, discredit, belittle, badmouth, intimidate, insult, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn me. I should write a book those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to help them dismiss, discredit, belittle, badmouth, intimidate, insult, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn me.) 
https://www.td.org/insights/dont-make-risky-assumptions

STANDARD MEDIA
— Do you need a higher degree or is work experience sufficient? – Nancy Nzalambi (DIERSEN: According to this article, “A degree earned 20 years ago may be useless now.” Of course, my critics/opponents stress that all my education, paid work experience, professional certifications, and professional license are at least 21 years old.)
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2001334657/do-you-need-a-higher-degree-or-is-work-experience-sufficient
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Employers are lured by your work experience, but you must have the relevant experience to appeal to them more. Work experience should highly relate with the job that you are looking for. Your experience has to show some aspect of growth. You are more marketable when there are quantifiable results from the time and effort you put into work.)

BROOKLYN PAPER
— There is a biblical saying. “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” – STEPHANIE THOMPSON (DIERSEN: How do people treat you? One can assume that people treat you like they want you to treat them. I should write a book about how people in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have treated me since I moved to Wheaton in 1978. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but who a) fail/refuse to share relevant information with me and/or b) fail/refuse to return my phone calls. I would focus on those who dismiss me, discredit me, belittle me, badmouth me, intimidate me, insult me, demonize me, denigrate me, and/or condemn me. I would focus on those who ascribe evil motive and/or bad judgment to everything that I do or that I do not do. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who forced me to sue them. I would focus on those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who do not talk and/or act like they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/42/30/dtg-fearless-living-2019-07-26-bp.html

July 28 Morning Edition

(DIERSEN: If you have any interest in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s City Council, and/or in Wheaton’s West District, please see the articles at the end of this email.)

WGN TV
— President Trump attacks another Democratic Congressman on Twitter – GAYNOR HALL
https://wgntv.com/2019/07/27/trump-attacks-another-democratic-congressman-on-twitter/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Baltimore leaders defend city after Trump calls it ‘filthy, infested’; some call Trump tweets racist – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/baltimore-leaders-defend-city-after-trump-calls-it-filthy-infested-some-call-trump-tweets-racist

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, “Illinois is making it hard — and expensive — to get a license to sell legal marijuana.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-illinois-expensive-marijuana-license-20190728-tijb5ipoizb2bgz3xvvagcoj5y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get Chicago nuns, 86 and 90, to promote illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-catholic-nuns-arrested-ice-protests-20190727-b46byju2pzd4lpw26v5rfbxggm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CHICAGO: A TALE OF 7 CITIES – Ed Zotti
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times-sunday/…/281663961612255

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Governing Magazine ranks Pritzker best of the new governors – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: Pritzker is having great success in driving individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190727/statehouse-insider-magazine-ranks-pritzker-best-of-new-governors

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joseph Monack of Woodstock demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Republicans.
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/07/27/letter-the-will-to-lose/as3gjeq/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Police: Indiana marijuana surge coming from other states – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/police-indiana-marijuana-surge-coming-from-other-states/article_c795b38d-1b8e-5205-957f-a1e7e21f381b.html

CHICAGO HEIGHTS PATCH
— Massive Political Corruption Across Illinois Has A Namesake Beer Blue Island Beer Company founders didn’t brew Massive Political Corruption Ale For The Chicago City Council, but if the beer fits, drink it. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicagoheights/s/gshkt/massive-political-corruption-across-illinois-has-a-namesake-beer

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Howard Moore demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://www.chicagonow.com/hippy-shakes/2019/07/its-confusing-to-be-a-deplorable/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Ilhan Omar Marriage Flummoxes Media Fact-Checkers The ‘baseless smear’ that can’t be debunked – Brent Scher
https://freebeacon.com/politics/ilhan-omar-marriage-flummoxes-media-fact-checkers/

FOX NEWS
— Trump throws Squad feud back at Pelosi after ‘racist’ accusation: ‘Democrats always play the race card’ – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-throws-squad-feud-back-at-pelosi-after-racist-accusation-democrats-always-play-the-race-card

AMERICAN THINKER
— Reparations and Racial Politicking – Thomas R. Ascik
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/reparations_and_racial_politicking.html
— Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat! – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/hypocrisy_thy_name_is_democrat.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Great Excluded and Our Nationalist Future – Matthew Boose (DIERSEN: Democrats want to exclude those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old people, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/27/the-great-excluded-and-our-nationalist-future/

BREITBART
— NAACP: Impeach ‘Occupant’ of WH for ‘Vile Racist Attack’ on Cummings – TONY LEE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/27/naacp-impeach-occupant-of-wh-for-vile-racist-attack-on-cummings/
— Swalwell: Criticizing Baltimore Akin to ‘Trashing America’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/27/swalwell-criticizing-baltimore-akin-to-trashing-america/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to get votes from minorities, Buttigieg promotes hatred of Whites.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/28/pete-buttigieg-white-supremacy-secreting-this-poison-to-reach-boiling-point-on-race/

LIFEZETTE
— Trump Takes Fresh Aim at Nancy Pelosi for Her ‘Failing’ California District President is working to hold elected Democrats accountable for their own local problems and issues — urgent fixes are long overdue
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/07/trump-takes-fresh-aim-at-nancy-pelosi-for-her-failing-california-district/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Some Questions for the Democratic Candidates – GEORGE WILL
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/questions-for-the-candidates/

THE HILL
— Trump doubles down on attacks against Cummings and Baltimore district – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/455034-trump-doubles-down-on-attacks-against-cummings-and-baltimore-area
— Baltimore Sun editorial board lashes out at Trump: ‘Better to have a few rats than to be one’ – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/455033-baltimore-sun-lashes-out-at-trump-in-fiery-editorial-better-to-have-a-few-rats

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump promised on Friday to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors retaliated against Republican-led budget cuts by a) forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, c) always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, d) not promoting me beyond GS-13, e) getting rid of my mentor in 1987, f) keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and g) forcing me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://abc11.com/politics/president-trump-threatens-france-with-new-tax-on-wine/5423484/

CNBC
— Is cannabis use the same as off-duty drinking by workers? Many companies still say no – Valentina Sanchez (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/27/will-cannabis-use-soon-be-the-same-as-off-duty-drinking-by-workers.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs target Republicans. Moderates and liberals target conservatives.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/27/us/politics/ocasio-cortez-republicans.html
— The Stories That Divide Us How seeing the other side’s narrative can de-polarize your mind. – Ross Douthat
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/27/opinion/sunday/the-stories-that-divide-us.html
— In Politics, Apologies Are for Losers At least that’s what the numbers say. – Cass R. Sunstein (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize a) for causing their problems, b) for causing your problems, c) for causing my problems, and d) for causing everyone’s problems.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/27/opinion/sunday/when-should-a-politician-apologize.html
— Pelosi. Clinton. Obama. Now ‘the Squad’ Is the New Target for the Right. – Jeremy W. Peters (DIERSEN: Who targets you? Those who target me a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/27/us/politics/ocasio-cortez-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs promote “citizens of the world.” Republicans promote “citizens of America.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/27/what-conservatives-gets-wrong-about-cosmopolitans/
— A CNN anchor’s emotional response to Trump’s Twitter rant about his ‘infested’ hometown – Hannah Knowles (DIERSEN: Those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my hometown of Crete stress that when I, my parents, my grandparents, my great grandparents, and my great great grand parents lived there, Crete was overwhelmingly German American and Lutheran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/07/27/cnn-anchor-gives-emotional-response-trumps-twitter-rant-about-his-infested-hometown/

NEW YORK POST
— Why the Democratic obsession with racism won’t win them minority votes – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/07/27/why-the-democratic-obsession-with-racism-wont-win-them-minority-votes/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting immigrants to hate not only Trump, but to hate individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-07-26/naturalized-citizens-vote-against-trump

THE WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote those immigrants who despise if not hate America.
https://theweek.com/articles/854467/dysfunction-love-leave

NEWS HERALD
— Do the Democrats who want open borders leave the doors open to their homes? – Mitch Kehetian
http://www.thenewsherald.com/opinion/do-the-dems-who-want-open-borders-leave-the-doors/article_53c09db2-ae39-11e9-a998-8730a7f269ae.html

STAR TRIBUNE
— Why you need a midyear budget check-in – COURTNEY JESPERSEN (DIERSEN: So far this year, my wife and I have spent lots more than our income. That would not have been the case if my Democrat superiors in the federal government had not succeeded in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.) 
http://www.startribune.com/millennial-money-why-you-need-a-midyear-budget-check-in/513080552/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Pay for Performance is the Only Choice – HOWARD RISHER (DIERSEN: Democrats use pay for performance a) to retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/03/pay-performance-only-choice/155351/

CITY OF IRVINE
— Application for Appointment to Irvine City Council & Questionnaire (8 pages) & Statement of Economic Interests & Instructions (23 pages)
https://irvineca.seamlessdocs.com/f/applicationmaterials

ROXBORO COURIER TIMES
— Applicants expressing interest in open city council seat – George Willoughby
http://www.personcountylife.com/stories/applicants-expressing-interest-in-open-seat,23271

HOMETOWN LIFE
— Here’s why every Livonia candidate is running for office – Shelby Tankersley
https://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/livonia/2019/07/25/heres-why-every-livonia-candidate-running-office/1672421001/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions to ask candidates who want to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote dependency on government, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote dependency on charity, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote LGBTQ activity, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote abortion, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote mass/illegal immigration, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote vices including booze, gambling, and pot, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of First Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote diminishment of Second Amendment rights, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote patronage, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote political affiliation discrimination, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote reverse discrimination, please elaborate?

If you are appointed to fill the vacancy, would vote for or against measures that promote age discrimination, please elaborate?

What is your position on Wheaton’s East Roosevelt Road Corridor Market Study/Comprehensive Plan Amendment, please elaborate?

How long have you lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?

Since you have lived in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, what you done that demonstrates that you want the aforesaid to be prosperous and safe, please elaborate?

Why do you wish to be considered for an appointment to fill this vacancy, please elaborate?

In your opinion, what are the three most important issues that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how should those issues be addressed, please elaborate?

What is your work experience and how would it help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What is your education and how would it help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What are your professional certifications and licenses and how would they help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

What professional associations are you a member of and how would those memberships help you serve on the City Council, please elaborate?

If asked who would provide you with references, please elaborate?

How would you characterize your relationships with the following: a) Wheaton’s mayor, City Council members, City Attorney, City Manager, Assistant City Manager, City Clerk, Chief of Police, Fire Chief, City Planner, City Engineer, etc.; b) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; c) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCaianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Jean Kaczmarek, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; d) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; e) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; f) School District 200 officials; g) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano, please elaborate?

How would you characterize your relationships with West District Precinct Committeemen including Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, Robert Krzyzewski, Robert Larsen, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling, please elaborate?

Have you ever been elected to or appointed to a government and political office, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever been arrested, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever pled guilty to crime or been convicted of a crime, and if so, please elaborate?

Do you have any health problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Do you have any financial problems that might impact your service on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Approximately, how much time per week do you have available to devote to City Council duties?

Have you been a plaintiff or defendant in any litigation, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever been delinquent with any type of taxes, and if so, please elaborate?

Do you have any financial or other type of conflict of interest if you served on the City Council, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever filed bankruptcy, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever been fired, forced to resign, or forced to retire from a job, and if so, please elaborate?

Have you ever done anything that submits you to blackmail, and if so, please elaborate?

What demonstrates that if appointed, you will not be manipulated or dominated, for example, that you are financially secure, please elaborate?

The following are typical city council functions (https://www.nlc.org/city-councils). What experience do you have doing each of the following, please elaborate?

Review and approve the annual budget;
Establish long- and short-term objectives and priorities;
Oversee performance of the local public employees;
Oversee effectiveness of programs;
Establish tax rates;
Enter into legal contracts;
Borrow funds;
Pass ordinances and resolutions;
Modify the city’s charter;
Regulate land use through zoning laws;
Regulate business activity through licensing and regulations;
Regulate public health and safety;
Exercise the power of eminent domain;
Communicate policies and programs to residents;
Respond to constituent needs and complaints; and
Represent the community to other levels of government.

July 16 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 2 Morning Edition

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & MORTON TIMES NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Morton bans recreational marijuana businesses within village limits – Steve Stein (DIERSEN: I commend Morton Mayor Jeff Kaufman. Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of recreational pot can no longer claim to be family friendly. At Wheaton City Council’s meeting yesterday evening, Tim Whelan and I urged Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and the Wheaton City Council to make Wheaton the first city in Illinois to ban the sale of recreational pot. Meeting attendees included Rick Carney, Gary Muehlfelt, Yadav Nathwani, Janet Shaw, John Zaruba, and Mandy Zaruba. Christopher Zaruba was sworn in to fill the Wheaton North District City Council vacancy.)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190701/morton-bans-recreational-marijuana-businesses-within-village-limits
https://www.mortontimesnews.com/news/20190701/morton-bans-recreational-marijuana-businesses-within-village-limits
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Recreational marijuana businesses won’t be allowed in Morton. After a brief discussion, Village Board members voted unanimously Monday to ban recreational marijuana growers, cultivation centers, and dispensing, processing and transporting facilities that could have set up shop in Morton after the passage last week of a new law legalizing recreational marijuana within Illinois. “This is the tip of the spear,” village attorney Pat McGrath told board members. “I’ll be bringing more ordinances to you before Jan. 1, 2020, that deal with other issues caused by the state law, like public possession of marijuana.” Just recently, the General Assembly approved and Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a bill that legalized the use of recreational marijuana. The measure allows ordinances that can not only ban such businesses but also to create to “reasonable” zoning restrictions for cultivation centers, craft growers, processing organizations and dispensaries. On-site consumption may also be regulated by local governments, according to summaries provided by the governor’s office. Trustee Rod Blunier asked McGrath if businesses that sell products with CBD oil are included in Morton’s ban. They are not, the village attorney said, as long as they’re selling products that contain less than the federal legal limit of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Mayor Jeff Kaufman said the recreational pot ban in Morton was his idea. “I asked Pat (McGrath) to write the ordinance that was presented (Monday) to the trustees,” he said. “These businesses are not something Morton residents want. Just like video gambling.” Trustees voted 5-0 in 2009 and 4-3 in 2013 — with then-Mayor Ron Rainson casting the deciding vote — to ban state-approved video gambling in Morton. The 2013 vote followed two months of heated debate at Village Board meetings and on social media. An audience of about 150, mostly video gambling supporters, gasped when Rainson announced his vote. There were about a half-dozen audience members Monday, and no public comments on the recreational marijuana business ban. . .Illinois has 55 medical marijuana dispensaries, none in Morton. These dispensaries are expected to get the first shot at licenses for recreational marijuana dispensaries.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Morton Village Board votes to ban cannabis businesses 
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/morton-village-board-votes-to-ban-cannabis-businesses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Morton Village Board voted unanimously 6-0 Monday to ban cannabis businesses, according to Village Clerk Sam Ritthaler. The ordinance includes cultivation centers, craft growers, processing organizations, dispensing organizations, or transporting organizations. Governor J.B. Pritzker last month signed a bill allowing recreational marijuana sales in Illinois, though the bill does allow municipalities to ban sale and manufacture. Organizations and municipalities also have some control over use. Under the new Morton ordinance, if a business is found to be selling marijuana, it will face a fine of up to $750 for each offense. Each day a violation is found is considered a separate offense.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Peoria encourages its residents to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/river-city-pride-festival-to-celebrate-lgbtq-achievements/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: As pot goes legal in Illinois, Chicago Public Schools lessens penalties for students caught with drugs – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-public-schools-marijuana-20190701-tkcu7fxzbrbktebk64zj5v7t2m-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Illinois can’t take on Chicago’s public pension liabilities without trashing state credit rating – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-lightfoot-pension-consolidation-20190701-fszkqeb65fgrjfgmntms23xi64-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois residents cross state lines to fill their tanks after gas tax increase A 38-cent-per-gallon motor fuel tax went into effect Monday in Illinois – Cindy Hernandez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/1/20678180/illinois-residents-cross-state-lines-gas-tax-increase
— Clock begins ticking on potential Chicago casino — possibly a year away Mayor Lori Lightfoot has not said where she’d like the casino to go. “I’m hoping we can get it done relatively soon, so we can start the process.” – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/7/1/20678061/chicago-casino-open-when-illinois-gaming-board-license

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pot: Devastating repercussions on families in Illinois’ future – Marie Galloway Marvin, Pawnee
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190701/letter-devastating-repercussions-on-families-in-illinois-future
— Higher education official hopeful new funding will stem tide of student outmigration – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190701/higher-education-official-hopeful-new-funding-will-stem-tide-of-student-outmigration

TERRE HAUTE TRIBUNE STAR
— Much to consider as Illinois legalizes marijuana Lack of field test for drivers, workplace drug policies among concerns – Dave Taylor
https://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/much-to-consider-as-illinois-legalizes-marijuana/article_02095aa2-8e0f-5c8c-8fe9-004fd9aa3824.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— OUTSTANDING: Employers work to keep drug-free workplaces with legalized marijuana – Nikki McGee
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/employers-work-to-keep-drug-free-workplaces-with-legalized-marijuana

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/local-schools-look-to-help-make-classes-more-inclusive

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Harming Children from Toddlerhood to Adulthood – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/harming-children-from-toddlerhood-to-adulthood/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Compromise and capitulation in the church – Everett Piper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/30/why-believers-of-the-faith-must-confront-sin-not-y/

FOX NEWS
— Censoring the census citizenship question is about politics, not the law – Cal Thomas
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cal-thomas-censoring-the-census-us-citizenship-question-is-about-politics-not-the-law

GOPUSA
— How socialism violates all Ten Commandments
http://www.gopusa.com/how-socialism-violates-all-ten-commandments/

BREITBART
— Democrats: Love and Aid for Illegal Migrants, Nothing for Americans – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/07/01/democrats-love-migrants-nothing-americans/
— Donald Trump: ‘Mean’ Democrats Take Better Care of Illegals than Our Own Citizens – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/01/donald-trump-mean-democrats-take-better-care-of-illegals-than-our-own-citizens/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Left’s Political Hit Squads Prep for 2020 – Julie Kelly
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/07/01/the-lefts-political-hit-squads-prep-for-2020/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Now Democrats Are Calling Each Other Racists – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/07/now-democrats-are-calling-each-other-racists/

DAILY CALLER
— The Hill Slaps Obama-Era Photo Of Kids In Cages On Story About Trump Detention Centers – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/01/the-hill-obama-biden-children-cages-detention-centers/

TOWNHALL
— ‘It’s the Spending, Stupid!’ – Stephen Moore
https://townhall.com/columnists/stephenmoore/2019/07/02/its-the-spending-stupid-n2549316

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— SOCCER’S RAPINOE PUTS POLITICS ABOVE TEAM AND COUNTRY What is it exactly that she has to protest, anyway? – Sarah Mindlin
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274171/soccers-rapinoe-puts-politics-above-team-and-sarah-mindlin

NEWSMAX
— Tradition Should Lead to Trump Triumph in 2020 – Stephen B. Presser 
https://www.newsmax.com/stephenbpresser/trump-election-victory-democrats/2019/07/01/id/922878/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Fr. Martin at gay ‘pride’ Mass: Pope has appointed ‘many’ pro-LGBT cardinals, bishops – Martin M. Barillas
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/fr-martin-at-gay-pride-mass-pope-has-appointed-lgbt-supportive-cardinals-archbishops-and-bishops

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Surge of 35,000 More African Migrants Moving Through Panama En Route to US – Cristina Laila
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/center-for-immigration-studies-surge-of-35000-more-african-migrants-moving-through-panama-en-route-to-us/

THE HILL
— Hundreds of scholars urge Holocaust Memorial Museum to stop rejecting border camp comparisons – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/451268-hundreds-of-scholars-urge-dc-holocaust-museum-to-stop-rejecting

YAHOO NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez decries ‘violent culture’ exposed in secret Border Patrol Facebook group (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Democrats have secret Facebook groups in many, if not virtually all, precincts a) to promote hatred of Trump and b) defame/libel the Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ocasio-cortez-decries-violent-culture-194903153.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion – Jeanna Smialek
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/business/economy/minority-women-hispanics-jobs.html

WASHINGTON POST
— What could go wrong for Trump on the Fourth of July? In 1970, protests and tear gas marred the day. And Nixon didn’t even speak in person. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/02/what-could-go-wrong-trump-july-fourth-protests-tear-gas-marred-day/
— Lawmakers condemn ‘vulgar’ posts in secret border agent Facebook group – Robert Moore, Mike DeBonis and John Wagner (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Democrats have secret Facebook groups in many, if not virtually all, precincts a) to promote hatred of Trump and b) defame/libel the Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-members-visiting-migrant-detention-centers-amid-reports-of-deplorable-conditions/2019/07/01/1ac091bc-9c13-11e9-9ed4-c9089972ad5a_story.html
— Trump paints a dark picture of homelessness in cities: ‘We may intercede’ – Eli Rosenberg
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/02/trump-paints-dark-picture-homelessness-cities-we-may-intercede/
— Democrats have lurched leftward on health benefits for undocumented immigrants – Paige Winfield Cunningham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2019/07/01/the-health-202-democrats-have-lurched-leftward-on-health-benefits-for-undocumented-immigrants/5d18b0a61ad2e552a21d51bf/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nike Nixes ‘Betsy Ross Flag’ Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Intervenes Sneaker maker pulls Independence Day-themed shoe after NFL star raised concerns about symbolism – Khadeeja Safdar and Andrew Beaton (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate America.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nike-nixes-betsy-ross-flag-sneaker-after-colin-kaepernick-intervenes-11562024126
— FRONT PAGE: American Suburbs Swell Again as a New Generation Escapes the City Rising urban housing costs have sped an exodus of residents, causing strains in ‘Millennial Mayberry’ – Valerie Bauerlein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-suburbs-swell-again-as-a-new-generation-escapes-the-city-11561992889

USA TODAY
— AOC criticizes CBP after report of secret Facebook group as agency opens investigation – Rebecca Morin (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Democrats have secret Facebook groups in many, if not virtually all, precincts a) to promote hatred of Trump and b) defame/libel the Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/01/aoc-criticizes-cbp-after-report-secret-facebook-group/1620505001/

FORTUNE
— Secret Border Patrol Facebook Posts Immediately Test the Social Network’s Day-Old Hate Speech Policies – Xavier Harding
https://fortune.com/2019/07/01/secret-border-patrol-facebook-group-aoc-hate-speech/