August 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— RAUNER PROMISES ‘BIGGEST GROUND GAME EVER’ FOR GOP SPENDING – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-promises-biggest-ground-game-ever-for-gop-spending/1473377/
— RAUNER TELLS GOP AT STATE FAIR: “THIS IS OUR TIME” – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/rauner-tells-gop-at-state-fair-this-is-our-time/1473377/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Comptroller Proposes ‘No Budget, No Pay’ Legislation  Leslie Munger proposed the bill to encourage Illinois lawmakers to pass an annual balanced budget – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Illinois-Comptroller-Proposes-No-Budget-No-Pay-Legislation-390489981.html

 

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps present “The Implosion Of Donald Trump In One Chart.”
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/16/the-implosion-of-donald-trump-in-one-chart/

 

WGN TV & CLTV
— Trump an awkward topic at Illinois State Fair GOP Day – TAHMAN BRADLEY
http://wgntv.com/2016/08/17/trump-an-awkward-topic-at-illinois-state-fair-gop-day/
http://cltv.com/2016/08/17/trump-an-awkward-topic-at-illinois-state-fair-gop-day/

 

WTTW
— Trump Shakes Up Staff as Campaign Tries to Broaden Base – Hunter Clauss
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/17/trump-shakes-staff-campaign-tries-broaden-base

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner, Republicans go after Madigan, Democratic ‘machine’ at state fair – Rick Pearson and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-republican-day-illinois-state-fair-met-0818-20160817-story.html
— Embattled ex-treasurer Rutherford: My political career is ‘in recess’  (DIERSEN: For almost 19 years now, my federal career has been in complete recess.  Except for 3 (1986-1988) of the almost years 18 years (1980-1997) that I worked for GAO and except for 3 (1971-1974) of the almost years 9 years (1971-1980) that I worked for IRS, my federal career was in recess.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-rutherford-talks-political-comeback-chicago-inc-20160817-story.html
— Wheaton developing guidelines for honorary street names – Bob Goldsborough
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wheaton/news/ct-wheaton-honorary-street-names-20160817-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mayor Mike Gresk proposed adding another requirement to the guidelines: that the honorees be deceased. He referred to disgraced former U.S. House Speaker and Wheaton College alumnus J. Dennis Hastert, who admitted earlier this year that he had molested boys decades earlier while a high school wrestling coach and who currently is in prison for related crimes involving structuring bank withdrawals and making false statements to federal investigators. In 2007, Wheaton College named its center for economics, government and public policy after Hastert, only to strip his name from the center last year after he was indicted. “I’ve always worried in the back of my brain that somebody goes off the reservation on you,” Gresk said. “There are myriad examples of that. In this very town, on a certain college campus, where the (Hastert) name came down in about 40 seconds (after he was indicted). I’m always dubious when I see … centers and baseball fields named after living people.” Councilwoman Suzanne Fitch echoed Gresk’s concerns, saying that “I think it becomes less political if it just applies to deceased individuals.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump says “Donald Trump may cost the GOP a generation of voters.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-young-voters-dislike-20160817-story.html
— Donald Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’ is harsh, but it would be legal – Jonathan Turley
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-extreme-vetting-immigrants-20160817-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump accuses Clinton of ‘bigotry,’ says she opposes police – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-accuses-clinton-of-bigotry/
— Rauner rallies GOP with vow to outspend Dems to beat ‘machine’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-gop-leaders-tout-strength-funds-in-november-election/
— Republicans don’t ignore Durbin at GOP rally – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/durbin-rauner-challenger-hot-topic-republican-rally/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Rolling Meadows mayor, Palatine supervisor, AH trustee want Murphy seat – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160817/news/160819092/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pence Chicago visit scrubbed after Trump campaign shake-up – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160817/BLOGS02/160819899/pence-chicago-visit-scrubbed-after-trump-campaign-shake-up
— Mark Kirk back to Petraeus as his presidential candidate – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160817/NEWS02/160819871/mark-kirk-back-to-petraeus-as-his-presidential-candidate

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner promises ‘biggest ground game ever’ for GOP campaign spending – AP
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160817/rauner-promises-biggest-ground-game-ever-for-gop-campaign-spending
— Republicans at Illinois State Fair rally to dismantle Democratic ‘machine’ – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160817/republicans-at-illinois-state-fair-rally-to-dismantle-democratic-machine

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti Excited To Talk Issues On Republican Day – EVAN PETERSON
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/lt-gov-evelyn-sanguinetti-excited-to-talk-issues-on-republican-day

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Questions Cook County Judges’ Independence – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-questions-cook-county-judges-independence#stream/0

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Governor’s Day At Illinois State Fair – Benjamin Yount
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=221713#.V7SwMBF9XHk

 

THE SOUTHERN
— Illinois GOP frames election as choice between reform, status quo – DAN PETRELLA
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/updated-illinois-gop-frames-election-as-choice-between-reform-status/article_8f4e53cf-17ce-555a-a78d-e1a1ace60be4.html

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Democrats say Illinois GOP trying to escape Trump.”
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/latest-democrats-say-illinois-gop-trying-to-escape-trump/article_54459d58-ea4a-52d4-9e27-4cce4a3dbafa.html

 

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Trump receives first intelligence briefing – AP
http://www.starcourier.com/news/20160817/latest-trump-receives-first-intelligence-briefing

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Police Release New Details on Baby Found Dead Near Wheaton – Amie Schaenzer
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/few-new-details-death-baby-found-near-wheaton

 

CITY OF WHEATON
— Municipal Election Petitions for Candidacy
http://www.wheaton.il.us/news/pressreleases/detail.aspx?id=9577#.V7ThfhF9XHk
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:  Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, Petitions for candidacy for the 2017 Wheaton municipal election will be available in the Office of the City Clerk at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, IL. One four-year position for each of the City’s four Districts (North, South, East, and West) is up for election. Candidates shall: Be registered voters of the City of Wheaton and candidates must reside within the corporate limits of the city at least one year next preceding the election; and File Nonpartisan Primary Petitions for Nomination signed by at least 25 registered City of Wheaton voters residing within the corporate limits of each specific district (North, South, East, and West) together with a Statement of Candidacy, Loyalty Oath (optional), and a receipt indicating the candidate has filed a Statement of Economic Interest with the DuPage County Clerk. Petitions for nomination are filed with the Wheaton City Clerk, City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Second Floor, Wheaton, Illinois. The filing period is Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 through Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding weekend days and holidays. Note: City Hall offices are officially closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. A Consolidated Primary election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 if more than four candidates file for each district position (North, South, East, and West). The Consolidated Election will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, with the successful candidates taking office at the latter of either the first regular or special meeting after receipt of the official election results or at the first regular or special meeting in the month following their election. For further information, please contact the Wheaton City Clerk’s office at 630-260-2012.)

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Rep. Tom Morrison Betrayed Pro-Life Voters for Rauner – William J. Kelly
http://www.chicagonow.com/kelly-truth-squad/2016/08/tom_morrison_pro_voters_rauner/

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Protestors rally during Governor’s Day – Kelsey Gibbs
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/protestors-rally-during-governors-day

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois Republicans talk unity, and Trump
http://ilnews.org/9387/illinois-republicans-talk-unity-and-trump/
— On Governor’s Day at State Fair, Rauner rages against ‘broken machine’
http://ilnews.org/9392/on-governors-day-at-state-fair-rauner-rages-against-broken-machine/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRESIDENTIAL RACE BARELY MENTIONED AT IL GOP DAY AT STATE FAIR
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/presidential-race-barely-mentioned-at-il-gop-day-at-state-fair.html
— SCHIMPF WILL VOTE PRO-LIFE, LOCAL LEADERS SAY
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/schimpf-will-be-a-pro-life-vote-local-leaders-say.html
— CONSERVATIVE LAHOOD FEATURED IN NEW KIRK AD
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/conservative-lahood-featured-in-new-kirk-ad.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner rages against “the machine,” pushes term limits, never mentions top of the ticket
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/17/rauner-rages-against-the-machine-pushes-term-limits-never-mentions-top-of-the-ticket/
— Durbin bites back at Rauner in campaign e-mail
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/17/durbin-bites-back-at-rauner-in-campaign-e-mail/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Clinton promises to tax the rich to pay for multibillion-dollar progressive agenda – Ben Wolfgang  (DIERSEN: Democrats use government a) to take money away from Republicans and b) to give that money to Democrats.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/17/hillary-clinton-pushes-economic-plan-promises-rais/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— How We Killed the Tea Party – Paul H. Jossey
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/08/how-we-killed-the-tea-party/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEW
— LIMBAUGH: If You Are Conservative, Republican, Straight, And White, You Are So IRRELEVANT
http://conservativenews247.com/video/view/41429/LIMBAUGH-If-You-Are-Conservative-Republican-Straight-And-White-You-Are-So-IRRELEVANT
— THE 15TH AMENDMENT DOES NOT PROTECT THE RIGHT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TO VOTE – Kent Kellar
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2016/08/17/the-15th-amendment-does-not-protect-the-right-of-illegal-immigrants-to-vote/

 

EAGLE FORUM
— Lesson of ‘The Snake’ – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.eagleforum.org/publications/column/lesson-of-the-snake.html

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP PULLS BACK CURTAIN ON ‘URBAN PLANTATIONS’  GOP nominee ‘making a real bid not only for black vote but for well-meaning white vote’
http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/trump-pulls-back-curtain-on-urban-plantations/

 

BARBWIRE
— SECRET SERVICE INSIDERS CONFIRM: ‘HILLARY SUFFERS FROM PARKINSON’S’ – MAC SLAVO (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents challenged your health, what would you say?  I would stress that neither health problems nor any other kind of problems have stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)
http://barbwire.com/2016/08/17/report-secret-service-insiders-confirm-hillary-suffers-from-parkinsons-experiences-seizures-from-camera-flashes/
— IF WE LOVE JESUS WE WILL KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS – DR. MICHAEL BROWN
http://barbwire.com/2016/08/17/if-we-love-jesus-we-will-keep-his-commandments/

 

TPM
— How Breitbart Went From ‘Trump’s Personal Pravda’ To Running His Campaign – KATHERINE KRUEGER
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/steve-bannon-trump-breitbart-love-affair

 

BREITBART
— CNN Cuts Sylville Smith Sister’s Call to Move Riots to Suburbs: ‘Burn That Sh*t Down!’…Update: CNN Admits to Mischaracterizing Sisters’s Call for Peace – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2016/08/16/media-falsely-portrays-sister-man-shot-milwaukee-police-calling-peace/
— President Obama: Homeless Women In Shelters Must Shower With Men – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/16/obamas-adims-federal-transgender-rules-homeless-shelters-cause-outrage/

 

WASHINGTOM EXAMINER
— Meet Trump’s new ‘bare-knuckle’ CEO – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/meet-trumps-new-bare-knuckle-ceo/article/2599589

 

THE HILL
— Trump’s Breitbart hire sends tremors through Capitol Hill – Niall Stanage and Scott Wong
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/291785-trumps-breitbart-hire-sends-tremors-through-capitol-hill
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump hurts GOP, but probably not enough to flip House.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/291634-trump-hurts-gop-but-probably-not-enough-to-flip-house
— Trump makes claims on Clinton’s health – Niall Stanage  (DIERSEN: If your critics/opponents challenged your health, what would you say?  I would stress that neither health problems nor any other kind of problems have stopped me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/291662-trump-makes-claims-on-clintons-health

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— Illinois GOP ignores Trump, promises battle for Legislature – AP
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article96147777.html

 

AOL
— Facebook election data shows third-party candidates are gaining steam – KERRY FLYNN
http://www.aol.com/article/2016/08/17/facebook-election-data-shows-third-party-candidates-are-gaining/21453822/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Diversity Police Raid the Boardroom  Forcing firms to disclose the race and gender of their directors is a step toward de facto quotas. – MIKE GONZALEZ  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, Democrat politicians gave my superiors de facto if not actual quotas to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and to replace them with employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-diversity-police-raid-the-boardroom-1471473464
— Donald Trump Reshapes Campaign Organization in His Own Image  Republican candidate rejects push for more conventional strategy, plans to ‘do it the way I think will win’ – MONICA LANGLEY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-reshapes-campaign-organization-in-his-own-image-1471456052

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Shakeup Has Some Republicans in Congress Ducking for Cover – Billy House
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-08-17/trump-shakeup-has-some-republicans-in-congress-ducking-for-cover

 

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Prominent gay Republicans urge RNC to stop funding Trump – Michael K. Lavers
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/08/17/prominent-gay-republicans-urge-rnc-stop-funding-trump/

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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