August 11 Evening Edition

— Sen. Matt Murphy reported second high-ranking Rauner ally to exit
— Duckworth confirms three TV debates with Kirk ahead of election – Tina Sfondeles
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats favor anything that encourages people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and/or to bring others to America illegally.
— Powell may be poised to endorse Clinton – Michael Sneed
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Shifting tone, Trump entertains the notion he could lose.”
— OUTSTANDING: U.S. government won’t reclassify marijuana – AP


— Rauner ally Matt Murphy to resign from Illinois Senate – Rick Pearson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Dozens of Republicans urge RNC to spend money on congressional races, not Trump.”
— Pastors sue Illinois over gay conversion therapy ban


— Naperville Township road chief’s pay slashed from $81,300 to $30,000 – Marie Wilson
— Why Naperville, Lisle townships collaborating on road services – Marie Wilson
— Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy to resign – Mike Riopell
— Illinois State Fair festivities underway in Springfield – AP


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Republicans want Rauner to “modernize” voter registration.


— Shifting tone, Trump entertains the notion he could lose – AP


— State Sen. Matt Murphy to Resign Next Week  The Palatine legislative leader would be the 2nd big-name GOP member of the General Assembly to step down in as many months. – Joe Vince




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— Sen. Matt Murphy to resign
Group says lawsuit filed against gay conversion “therapy” ban law


— Pandering to illegals
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a bid to continue the ineffectual immigration legacy of President Obama, if not a pander for Hispanic votes, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton vows to, if elected, introduce comprehensive immigration “reform” within her first 100 days in office. Already that’s “luring (immigrant) families to the U.S. and wrecking innocent lives,” according to a statement from the National Border Patrol Council. The labor union representing 16,500 workers says what Mrs. Clinton proposes would be worse than Mr. Obama’s “disastrous” amnesty. More executive actions would add chaos at the southern border, providing cover for drug cartels and Islamic extremists to gain entry, according to the Border Patrol council, which backs GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We are already seeing a massive influx of activity on our southern border,” according to the council. As it is, Obama’s pockmarked “pathway to citizenship” led to state lawsuits, a federal judge’s injunction and finally a deadlocked Supreme Court. Now Clinton vows to expand Obama’s executive actions on immigration, USA Today reports. Any comprehensive “reform” begins with Congress — not with empty campaign promises from either candidate. And until the people’s representatives determine what those reforms should be, it is the president’s sworn duty to uphold this nation’s immigration laws.)


— Ex-GOP lawmakers, party staffers urge Priebus to cut off Trump funding


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump was warned that the RNC will shift money to downballot races if he doesn’t improve soon.”


— Trump warns GOP he could stop fundraising – Jesse Byrnes
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Dold and Kirk hint/imply/argue/shout that if reelected, they will vote against the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps glorify and praise Kinzinger.  Anti-Trumps are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps “urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump  The open letter pushes the RNC to shift resources to Senate and House races.”


— FRACTURED LANDS: HOW THE ARAB WORLD CAME APART  The New York Times Magazine has dedicated an entire issue to a single story: the Arab world’s undoing since the invasion of Iraq – SCOTT ANDERSON


— GOP donors, fearful of Trump-fueled electoral rout, direct big money down-ballot – Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy
— DIERSEWN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How many Republicans will Trump take down?”


— OUTSTANDING: U.S. DEA Refuses to Reclassify Marijuana

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.