April 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— MAYORAL CANDIDATES FACE OFF IN BOLINGBROOK – Will Jones
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayoral-candidates-face-off-in-bolingbrook/1829864/

 

CBS2
— Protesters Gather To Voice Concerns About Neil Gorsuch Nomination
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/04/01/protesters-gather-to-voice-concerns-about-neil-gorsuch-nomination/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner-backed PAC Liberty Principles spending big money to oust Mayor Dan McLaughlin in Orland Park – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-orland-mayor-ads-st-0402-20170331-story.html
— Democrats have a new and surprising weapon on Capitol Hill: Power – Kelsey Snell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-democrats-leverage-20170401-story.html
— DuPage County: Headscarf issue in mug shot illuminates conflicts between police policy, religious respect – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-head-covering-st-0402-20170401-story.html
— Judge orders end to police pension-padding tactic used by suburban officers – Joe Mahr
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-countryside-police-pension-ruling-met-20170331-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘DREAMERS’ COULD FACE CHOICE: STAY, OR GO WITH DEPORTED PARENTS – Mick Dumke and Dan Mihalopoulos
http://chicago.suntimes.com/feature/dreamers-could-face-choice-stay-or-go-with-deported-parents/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban Cook County sets early voting record
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170331/news/170339721/
— Why most voters have few choices at the polls – Jake Griffin  (DIERSEN: From what I see from living in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978, ever-increasingly, those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout make it ever-increasingly clear that they will viciously destroy anyone who seeks a government office or a political office without their permission/direction.  Ever-increasingly, those who have clout make it ever-increasingly clear that they want to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, and governments a) that they cannot manipulate/dominate and/or b) that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170401/news/170409896/
— OUTSTANDING: Huntley bans video gambling cafes, adopts new fees – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170401/news/170409904/
— Once-booming gun industry now recalibrating under Trump – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170401/business/304019983/
— Trump advisers richer than previous White House officials – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170401/news/304019967/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why Chicago tourism has more worries than Trump’s tweets – DANNY ECKER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170401/ISSUE01/170339975/trump-tweets-against-chicago-are-the-least-of-citys-tourism-problems

 

WBEZ
— Rauner Fundraiser Draws Dueling Protests – Benjamin Payne
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/rauner-fundraiser-draws-dueling-protests/39617698-b8b5-4d9b-a47f-6392330c2028

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— More Budget Plans Floated in Springfield – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=240435#.WOA5DzvyuM8

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Chicago Isn’t Just Segregated, It  Basically Invented Modern Segregation – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2017/Why-Is-Chicago-So-Segregated/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— PTELL- The political boogeyman during elections – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/04/ptell-the-political-boogeyman-during-elections/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— J.B. PRITZKER GETS INVOLVED IN BOLINGBROOK MAYORAL RACE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/04/jb-pritzker-gets-involved-in-bolingbrook-mayoral-race.html

 

FOX NEWS
— White House: Crime-Ridden Sanctuary City Of Chicago Can’t Have It Both Ways: No Federal Funds For Situation They Created – Melanie Arter
http://nation.foxnews.com/2017/04/01/wh-crime-ridden-sanctuary-city-chicago-can-t-have-it-both-ways-no-federal-funds-situation
— Media in ‘Frenzy’ Because Trump Doesn’t Care What They Think – Eric Bolling
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/04/01/eric-bolling-donald-trump-put-media-frenzy-he-doesnt-care-about-feelings

 

GOPUSA
— The Left Loves Maxine Waters’ Fact-free Incendiary Attacks on GOP
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22481

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Myth of an Unbiased Mainstream Media – Katrina Trinko
http://dailysignal.com/2017/03/27/the-myth-of-an-unbiased-mainstream-media/

 

PJ MEDIA
— The ‘Racism’ Libel Against the Trump Administration – DAVID P. GOLDMAN
https://pjmedia.com/spengler/2017/03/31/the-racism-libel-against-the-trump-administration/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TREASONOUS: SANCTUARY CITIES FREE 253 ILLEGAL-ALIEN CRIMINALS IN 2 WEEKS  Outlaws becoming ‘main beneficiaries’ of non-cooperation policies – PAUL BREMMER
http://www.wnd.com/2017/04/sanctuary-cities-free-253-illegal-alien-criminals-in-2-weeks/

 

NEWSMAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show their hatred of Trump supporters.
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/dnc-chair-trump-republican-party-healthcare/2017/04/01/id/782013/
— Republicans Hate This Easy IRA Way to Lift Retirement Savings
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/Republicans-Retirement-Savings-Boost/2017/04/01/id/781984/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— THANKS, TRUMP: BORDER CROSSINGS DOWN 60%
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/03/31/thanks-trump-border-crossings-down-60/

 

THE HILL
— Window closing for Congress to roll back Obama-era regulations – LYDIA WHEELER
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/regulation/326812-window-closing-for-congress-to-roll-back-obama-era-regulations

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show their hatred of Trump supporters.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rise-hate-crimes-spurs-states-enhance-protections-n738391

 

ABC NEWS
— Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner worth up to $740 million, part of an ultra-wealthy White House staff – ALEXANDER MALLIN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-worth-740-million-part/story?id=46510855

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Bill O’Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up  About $13 million has been paid out over the years to address complaints from women about Mr. O’Reilly’s behavior. He denies the claims have merit. – EMILY STEEL and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT  (DIERSEN: What complaints have been filed against you?  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, no complaints that I discriminated against anyone because of their political affiliation, veteran status, “race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information,” or anything else were ever filed against me.  Nevertheless, the Democrats who ran the Post Office 1966-1969, the Democrats who ran IRS 1971-1980, and the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 treated me like many such complaints had been filed against me.  They would not have treated me that way if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/business/media/bill-oreilly-sexual-harassment-fox-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps show their hatred of Trump and of Trump’s supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/opinion/sunday/why-is-this-hate-different-from-all-other-hate.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Here is what Post reporters found in the financial disclosures of top White House aides – Matea Gold, Rosalind S. Helderman and Amy Brittain
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/01/here-is-what-post-reporters-found-in-the-financial-disclosures-of-top-white-house-aides/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s failing presidency has the GOP in a free fall.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-failing-presidency-has-the-gop-in-a-free-fall/2017/03/30/e0882d62-1581-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump’s joyless presidency.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/01/donald-trumps-joyless-presidency/

 

SACREMENTO BEE
— How far can California go as it becomes immigrant sanctuary? – Dan Walters (DIERSEN: How soon will California and Mexico officially declare war on America?  What other foreign countries will join with California and Mexico in declaring war of America?)
http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/dan-walters/article142032079.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— President Trump’s Advisers Made Big Money, Disclosures Show  Disclosures reveal some aides’ portfolios before they divested any assets as required by ethics office – REBECCA BALLHAUS, LIZ HOFFMAN and JAMES V. GRIMALDI
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-adviser-steve-bannon-earned-at-least-1-4-million-last-year-1491008430

 

BLOOMBERG
— GOP Paid White House’s Priebus Almost $500,000, Filing Shows – Jennifer Epstein and Toluse Olorunnipa  (DIERSEN: Who calls your tunes?  He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Neither the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Illinois Republican Party, the Republican National Committee, nor any other individual, organization, company, government, or country has paid me anything for what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. He who pays the piper calls the tunes and I do not want anyone to call my tunes.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-01/gop-paid-white-house-s-priebus-almost-500-000-filing-show
(FROM THE ARTICLE: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus received almost $500,000 from the Republican National Committee in 2016 as he led the party to wins at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, according to a financial disclosure form released Friday. Priebus served as chairman of the RNC from 2011 until joining the Trump administration in January. He was paid a base salary of $225,000 in 2016 plus two bonuses totaling $175,000. The party also spent just over $57,000 on rent for a Washington-area home. At the beginning of 2017, the committee paid him an additional $33,000. Appointed by President Donald Trump shortly after the election last year, Priebus has attempted to draw on his long-standing relationships with Republicans in Congress to help shape and shepherd Trump’s agenda. A fixture in Wisconsin politics for most of his adult life, Priebus worked as a litigator at Milwaukee law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, where he became partner in 2006. He went on leave from the firm when he became party chairman and more formally severed ties at the end of 2016, when he received a $450,000 equity buyout. He also was paid a $50,000 bonus by the firm and had $96,408 from his capital account returned to him. Priebus also reported assets totaling at least $350,000 in an American Funds mutual fund and two bank accounts.)

 

NATIONAL BUSINESS REVIEW
— Trump’s Twitter attacks on conservative Republicans: so far, they’re backfiring – CHRIS KEALL
https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/trumps-twitter-attacks-conservative-republicans-so-far-theyre-backfiring-ck-201431

 

GUARDIAN
— Bernie Sanders says Trump voters aren’t ‘deplorable’ in jab aimed at Clinton camp – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/01/bernie-sanders-trump-voters-not-deplorable-clinton-warren

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.

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