August 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— How will Donald Trump impact GOP races in Illinois? – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-will-donald-trump-impact-gop-races-in-illinois-/1454344/
— DUCKWORTH SLAMS TRUMP’S PURPLE HEART COMMENT
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/duckworth-slams-trumps-purple-heart-comment/1454484/
— IN A FIRST, VP JOE BIDEN OFFICIATES A GAY WEDDING – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/in-a-first-vp-joe-biden-officiates-a-gay-wedding/1454324/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Pols Slam Trump Over Gold Star Family Comments  Illinois politicians reacted to incendiary comments Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made about the parents of late U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan this weekend – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Illinois-Pols-Slam-Trump-Over-Gold-Star-Family-Comments-388970422.html

 

WLS AM
— Kirk rips Trump on Kahn criticism – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/08/02/kirk-rips-trump-on-kahn-criticism/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ to serve in White House, challenging GOP to end support
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-obama-trump-unfit-president-20160802-story.html
— Trump refuses to support Ryan, McCain in upcoming primaries – Philip Rucker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-ryan-mccain-primaries-20160802-story.html
— Trump accepts Purple Heart as gift from veteran: ‘This was much easier’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-purple-heart-20160802-story.html
— Chicago State University layoffs come at a cost – Jodi S. Cohen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-state-layoffs-cost-20160802-story.html
— Give voters a chance to restore democracy in Illinois – Pam Althoff, Karen McConnaughay, Heather Steans, Laura Murphy
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-illinois-independent-map-amendment-perspec-0803-md-20160802-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— With jab at Ryan, Trump ignites new tensions in GOP – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-refuses-to-back-ryan-mccain/
— Obama challenges GOP lawmakers to dump Trump
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-challenges-gop-lawmakers-to-dump-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kirk: Respect Muslim Gold Star family, don’t let Syrian refugees in
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/160809752/#autoplay
— DuPage forest preserve gets 24-acre land donation – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/160809791/
— NBC boss: We’re not to blame for launching Trump’s candidacy – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/entlife/308029855/
— In blow to GOP unity, Trump refuses to back Ryan, McCain – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160802/news/308029809/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner administration says AFSCME threatening workers with fines – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160802/rauner-administration-says-afscme-threatening-workers-with-fines

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— New State Representative David Olsen Heads To Springfield – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=220291#.V6FIwmgrKM8

 

WSIU
— Madigan, Rauner Disagree On Need For Term Limits – AMANDA VINICKY
http://news.wsiu.org/post/madigan-rauner-disagree-need-term-limits#stream/0

 

DEKALB DAILY JOURNAL
— DeKalb County gave Trump votes, not cash – Eric Olson
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2016/07/22/olson-dekalb-county-gave-trump-votes-not-cash/a9q584/

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Trump asked GOP for backup on Khans, no one responded – Stephanie Akin
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/reports-trump-asked-gop-for-backup-on-khans-no-one/article_f0c54f1a-1354-57e4-ab97-ad3f05f9cc69.html

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— NoMoreMadigan movement spreading
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510974537-nomoremadigan-movement-spreading

 

EVANSTON NOW
— Aldermen debate when and why to bust for pot – Bill Smith
http://evanstonnow.com/story/public-safety/bill-smith/2016-08-02/75680/aldermen-debate-when-and-why-to-bust-for-pot

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Mayor Emanuel and Budget Director Alex Holt answering questions from Thomas, Dardick, Spielman, Berkowitz, et al – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/mayor-emanuel-and-budget-director-alex-holt-answering-questions-from-thomas-dardick-spielman-berkowitz-et-al/

 

CHICAGO READER
— New Illinois law defines ‘stoned driving’ – Maya Dukmasova
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2016/08/02/new-illinois-law-defines-stoned-driving

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ STOPGAP BUDGET SPENDS $8B MORE THAN THE STATE TAKES IN – Ted Dabrowski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-stopgap-budget-spends-8b-more-than-the-state-takes-in/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— TRAGIC: Lawmakers applaud governor’s signing of marijuana bill
http://ilnews.org/9071/lawmakers-applaud-governors-signing-of-marijuana-bill/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Where Has Durbin Been While Democrat Policies Were Hurting “Innocent People”? – Eric Kohn
http://www.illinoismirror.com/where-has-durbin-been-while-democrat-policies-were-hurting-innocent-people/

 

ILLINOIS OBSERVER
— Poll: Durbin Leads Rauner by 9 Points
http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2016/08/02/poll-durbin-leads-rauner-9-points/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GOVERNOR FACES DECISION ON BILL THAT COULD ELIMINATE PROPERTY TAX-CAPPED FUNDS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/governor-faces-decision-on-bill-that-could-remove-property-tax-capped-funds.html
— KHOURI MAKES TERRORISM A CAMPAIGN FOCAL POINT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/khouri-makes-terrorism-a-campaign-focal-point.html
— WEYERMULLER: HAS DEPAUL UNIVERSITY BANNED FREE SPEECH?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/weyermuller-has-depaul-university-banned-free-speech.html
— THORNER: HULTGREN, BARTON AWARDED FOR CONSERVATIVE EFFORTS ON FAMILY PAC BOAT CRUISE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/thorner-2016-family-pac-boat-cruise-memorable-evening-aboard-the-fort-dearborn-with-david-barton.html
— GUN STOCKS SURGE AS BACKGROUND CHECKS HIT ALL-TIME HIGH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/gun-stocks-surge.html
— BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD SEEKS UP TO 45 PERCENT INCREASE ON ILLINOIS’ OBAMACARE PLANS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/blue-cross-blue-shield-seeks-up-to-45-percent-increase-on-illinois-obamacare-plans.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Kirk, Duckworth and Kinzinger slam Trump
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/02/kirk-duckworth-and-kinzinger-slam-trump/
— Republican candidate Jerry Long denounces negative mailer sent on his behalf
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/02/candidate-denounces-negative-mailer-sent-on-his-behalf/

 

PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
— Is Trump the Peace Candidate?
http://buchanan.org/blog/trump-peace-candidate-125499

 

BREITBART
— Paul Nehlen: Paul Ryan’s Betrayal of GOP Nominee Beneath Dignity of His Office, Morally Disqualifying – JULIA HAHN
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/08/02/nehlen-ryans-betrayal-gop-nominee-beneath-dignity-office-morally-disqualifying/

 

HOT AIR
— Reince Priebus: ‘I think this family should be off limits’ – JOHN SEXTON
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/02/reince-priebus-i-think-this-family-should-be-off-limits/

 

BLAZE
— Trump: New York Times Staffers ‘Don’t Know How to Write Good’ – Dave Urbanski
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/08/01/trump-new-york-times-staffers-dont-know-how-to-write-good/

 

GOPUSA
— Hillary Says Obama ‘Left Behind’ White America
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13271
— Macy’s fires man for views on transgender in ladies’ room
http://www.gopusa.com/macys-fires-man-for-views-on-transgender-in-ladies-room/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE KHIZR KHAN CON  Joseph Farah schools Muslim American on purpose of Constitution
http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/the-khizr-kahn-con/

 

NEWSMAX
— GOP Sen. Mark Kirk: Steer Clear of Trump to Win Re-election – John Gizzi  (DIERSEN: Who steers clear of you?  The following steer clear of me: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or who 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.)
http://www.newsmax.com/John-Gizzi/trump-kirk-artl-2016/2016/08/02/id/741759/
— Trump’s Attack on the Khans Backfires – Rich Lowry
http://www.newsmax.com/RichLowry/Trump-khan-constitution-clinton/2016/08/02/id/741762/
— Trump Calls Clinton a ‘Pathological Liar’ – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Trump-Clinton-Pathological-Liar-Twitter/2016/08/02/id/741704/
— Buffett Hits Trump’s Business Acumen: ‘A Monkey’ Could Have Done Better
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/warren-buffett-trump-tax/2016/08/01/id/741635/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Post-convention, Trump struggles to keep GOP voters  Hanna: Kahn feud was final straw – Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/2/donald-trump-struggles-to-keep-gop-voters-after-co/
— Where are all the high-ranking GOP women? – Elise Viebeck  (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at women that if you are a Republican, you are a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/08/02/where-are-all-the-high-ranking-gop-women/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— John McCain: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Senator
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/23732

 

THE HILL
— Worried GOP tells Trump: Get on message – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/290181-worried-gop-tells-trump-get-on-message
— Trump declines to endorse Ryan, McCain – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290183-trump-withholding-support-of-ryan-mccain
— Obama: It’s time for Republican leaders to denounce Trump – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290120-obama-its-time-for-republican-leaders-to-denounce-trump

 

POLITICO
— President Obama calls Trump ‘woefully unprepared’ for the presidency  Obama also slammed Republicans who condemn the real estate mogul’s statements while maintaining that they will vote for him. – Nolan D. McCaskill
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/obama-trump-226564
— Few Republicans want to campaign with Trump  POLITICO asked four dozen GOP candidates a simple question: Will you campaign with Donald Trump? Hardly any said yes. – Alex Isenstadt and Theodoric Meyer
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-republicans-campaigning-226583

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Attacks Legitimacy Of Elections, Top Republicans Go Silent  The GOP nominee and a key adviser warn that the presidency will be stolen from him. – S.V. Date
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-stolen-election_us_57a104c8e4b0e2e15eb7b3f0

 

CNN
— Trump gifted Purple Heart, says he ‘always wanted’ one – Jeremy Diamond
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/politics/donald-trump-purple-heart/
— Obama says Trump ‘unfit’ for presidency – Kevin Liptak
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/02/politics/obama-says-trump-unfit-for-presidency/index.html

 

NBC NEWS
— Paul Ryan Primary Opponent at Heart of Proxy War Between Trump and GOP – ALEXANDRA JAFFE
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/paul-ryan-primary-opponent-heart-proxy-war-between-trump-gop-n621906

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Obama Says Republicans Should Withdraw Support for Trump – MICHAEL D. SHEAR
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/politics/president-obama-donald-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Donald Trump begins contemplating the unthinkable: He might lose – Greg Sargent
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/08/02/donald-trump-begins-contemplating-the-unthinkable-he-might-lose/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “There is something very wrong with Donald Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/there-is-something-very-wrong-with-donald-trump/2016/08/01/73809c72-57fe-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html
— Trump refuses to support Paul Ryan, John McCain in upcoming Republican primaries – Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-refuses-to-endorse-paul-ryan-in-gop-primary-im-just-not-quite-there-yet/2016/08/02/1449f028-58e9-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Obama says Trump is ‘unfit to serve,’ and Trump threatens to walk away from leading Republicans – Michael A. Memoli
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-obama-trump-20160802-snap-story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth who lost her legs in Iraq shuts down Trump’s ‘easy’ Purple Heart – Jackie Salo
http://nypost.com/2016/08/02/congresswoman-who-lost-her-legs-in-iraq-shuts-down-trumps-easy-purple-heart/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Veterans slam Donald Trump for saying he ‘always wanted’ a Purple Heart – Christopher Brennan
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/veterans-slam-donald-trump-accepting-purple-heart-article-1.2736139

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Obama Calls on GOP Leaders to Revoke Endorsements of Trump  President denounces GOP candidate as ‘unfit’ for the White House – CAROL E. LEE and BYRON TAU
http://www.wsj.com/articles/barack-obama-calls-on-gop-leaders-to-stop-endorsing-donald-trump-1470154797

 

FED WEEK
— Council Boosts Focus on Financial Management Workforce
http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/council-boosts-focus-financial-management-workforce/

 

RIGHT WING WATCH
— Sandy Rios: Khizr Khan Is ‘Dishonest’ Since ‘Faithful Muslims Can’t Embrace Our Constitution’ – Nabi Dressler
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/sandy-rios-khizr-khan-dishonest-faithful-muslims-can-t-embrace-our-constitution

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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