August 3 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Kasich to Campaign with Kirk Thursday  Sen. Mark Kirk is hosting a pair of campaign events in Chicago Thursday alongside Ohio Gov. John Kasich. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kasich-to-Campaign-with-Kirk-Thursday-389104212.html

 

CBS2
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger Won’t Support Donald Trump For President
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/03/rep-adam-kinzinger-wont-support-donald-trump-for-president/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rep. Kinzinger says he will not support Trump – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rep-kinzinger-says-he-will-not-support-trump/
— Aldermen told mayor wants new 7 percent tax on water-sewer bills – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-told-mayor-wants-new-7-percent-tax-on-water-sewer-bills/
— Even if you can smoke pot, that doesn’t mean you should
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-even-if-you-can-smoke-pot-that-doesnt-mean-you-should/
— Obama challenges GOP lawmakers to dump Trump – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obama-challenges-gop-lawmakers-to-dump-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republicans discourage illegal immigration.  Democrats and RINOs encourage illegal immigration.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-a-wall-not-what-this-bipartisan-group-built-for-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps blast Trump and Trump’s supporters.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/opinion-the-constitution-we-carry/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/roger-simon-the-devil-and-the-donald/
— DePaul could use a refresher course in free speech – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-depaul-could-use-a-refresher-course-in-free-speech/
— Property tax fairness takes another hit – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-property-tax-fairness-takes-another-hit-2/
— If only Daley hadn’t punted pension crisis to Emanuel – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/analysis-if-only-daley-hadnt-punted-pension-crisis-to-emanuel/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP reaches ‘new level of panic’ over Trump’s candidacy.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-panic-donald-trump-20160803-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is this the beginning of the end for Donald Trump?”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-crying-baby-purple-heart-20160803-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Sorry, Republicans. It’s too late to withdraw your Donald Trump endorsements.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-paul-ryan-endorsement-20160803-story.html
— Tom Cullerton Silent On Term Limits
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/community/chi-ugc-article-tom-cullerton-silent-on-term-limits-2016-08-02-story.html
— TRAGIC: Illinoisians spent $2.9 million on medical marijuana products in July
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana–20160803-story.html
— Matteson D159 officials spent $96,500 on food, travel, ‘gift’ Coach purses – Matt McCall , Gregory Pratt and Frank Vaisvilas
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-matteson-board-administrators-expenses-st-0724-20160722-story.html
— DePaul University’s fear of words – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-depaul-ben-shapiro-free-speech-edit-20160803-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kane prosecutor working to implement new marijuana possession law – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/news/160809582/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “It’s not too late to repudiate – and it could regain soul of GOP.”
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160803/discuss/160809761/

 

WTTW
— Reform Commission Takes 1st Look at New School Funding Model – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/03/reform-commission-takes-1st-look-new-school-funding-model

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Can and should Donald Trump win the Presidency? “Morning Joe’s,”Mika, Scarborough and Geist discuss that w/Ari Fleischer, you decide.” – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/08/5259/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Strick calls on fellow candidates to take ‘No More Madigan’ pledge – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510974459-strick-calls-on-fellow-candidates-to-take-no-more-madigan-pledge

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn joins reformers in call for term limits – Kerry Goff
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/510982866-skillicorn-joins-reformers-in-call-for-term-limits

 

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Olsen takes oath as State Representative – Stephen Silver
http://willcountygazette.com/stories/510985722-olsen-takes-oath-as-state-representative

 

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— NAPERVILLE VOTERS IN 81ST LEGISLATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT HAVE A NEW STATE REP – Cheryl Meyer
http://www.positivelynaperville.com/2016/08/03/naperville-voters-81st-legislative-house-district-new-state-rep/63668

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Jim Edgar is Wrong About Turnover and the Need for Term Limits – Brittany Clingen
http://www.illinoismirror.com/jim-edgar-is-wrong-about-turnover-and-the-need-for-term-limits/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Orland Park Public Library Bans Book About Orland Park Public Library – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/08/orland-park-public-library-bans-book-about-orland-park-public-library/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LIBERTY COUNSEL CONDEMNS NEW ILLINOIS LAW AS AN “UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TYRANNICAL STATUTE”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/liberty-counsel-condemns-new-illinois-law-as-an-unconstitutional-tyrannical-statute.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Kinzinger goes on CNN to say he won’t back Trump  (DIERSEN: How many in Kinzinger’s Congressional District voted for Trump in the primary?)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/kinzinger-goes-on-cnn-to-say-he-wont-back-trump/
— Duckworth case removed from trial docket
http://capitolfax.com/2016/08/03/duckworth-trial-removed-from-trial-docket/

 

CHRISTIAN DAILY
— Illinois governor signs bill forcing medical professionals to promote abortion – Lorraine Caballero
http://christiandaily.com/article/illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-medical-professionals-to-promote-abortion/54863.htm

 

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Illinois Governor Signs Bill Forcing Pregnancy Care Centers to Refer for Abortions – Andrew Guernsey
http://www.frcblog.com/2016/08/illinois-governor-signs-bill-forcing-pregnancy-care-centers-refer-abortions/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump: Voter ID rulings could lead to ‘rigged’ election
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13333
— Welfare Is the New Work
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13260
— Two boys, 14 and 15, among at least 11 shot across Chicago in one day
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13340

 

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Panicked Allies Plot ‘Intervention’ As GOP ‘Actively Explores’ Replacing Trump.”
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/08/03/reports-are-republicans-preparing-to-abandon-an-imploding-trump-campaign-en-masse-n2201345

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conservatism’s Sad and Ugly Transformation into Trumpism.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438623/conservatisms-moral-crisis-defending-trumps-lies

 

THE HILL
— RNC: Trump will be on ballot – Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan
http://thehill.com/homenews/presidential-campaign/290336-rnc-trump-will-be-on-ballot
— Priebus, Giuliani, Gingrich plot Trump ‘intervention’ – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/290247-priebus-giuliani-gingrich-plot-trump-intervention-report

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Runaway Trump Train Picks Up Speed As Aides Can’t Grab The Controls  Paul Manafort isn’t quitting, but is said to be “frustrated.” The RNC is distancing itself. Even Trump’s kids seem powerless.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/runaway-trump-unmanageable_us_57a15f8de4b08a8e8b600c89

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and NICK CORASANITI
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/trump-fundraising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “GOP Frustrations With Trump Mount as Allies Weigh Options.”
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/03/us/politics/ap-us-campaign-2016.html
— Fueled by Small Donations, Donald Trump Makes Up Major Financial Ground – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/04/us/politics/trump-fundraising.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps encourage Muslims to join the U.S. military.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/us/muslims-us-military.html
— Why Trump Is Not Like Other Draft Dodgers – TED GUP
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/opinion/why-trump-is-not-like-other-draft-dodgers.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the evening of Dec. 1, 1969, I was sitting on the floor of a crowded Brandeis University dorm room while on the TV the birth dates of men across the nation, contained in small blue capsules, were drawn out of a container. This lottery would largely determine who among some 850,000 of the draft-eligible would go to Vietnam and who would be left to carry on with their careers, free from the threat of enemy fire. That evening came back to me on Tuesday as I read about Donald Trump’s multiple student deferments and the bone spurs he said exempted him from service. I am no fan of Mr. Trump’s, but on this issue, I am in no position to stand in judgment. I had the dubious honor of being picked first in that 1969 lottery, along with all the eligible men who shared my birthday, Sept. 14. But I did not go into service. Just before I graduated, I instead availed myself of a psychiatrist who, for a fee, swore that I suffered from delusions of grandeur because I wanted to be a writer and travel the world. Funny how the truth can be twisted into something so dishonorable. Mr. Trump and I were among those favored sons who could find a relatively easy exit from the draft. But Mr. Trump still stands out. Reading of his comments questioning Senator John McCain’s status as a hero, his equating the risks of contracting sexual diseases with the perils of combat, his attack on the family of a fallen Muslim officer, and his claim of sacrifice in pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, I realized just how isolated and self-absorbed he was during that turbulent period, and how completely out of sync he is with most of his generation, veterans and evaders alike. He seems to have escaped the turmoil of the 1960s and ’70s not merely unscathed, but untouched by humanity. For many of us who avoided the draft, the ensuing years brought with them not merely a measure of guilt, but also a deeper appreciation for the sacrifices of those who did serve. They gave rise to a new patriotism — one tinged with remorse, but also renewed recognition of the courage and grit of those who, no older than ourselves and no less eager to get on with their lives, had gone off to war.)
— Make the Government a Model Employer – Editorial
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/03/opinion/make-the-government-a-model-employer.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Reince Priebus figures out that he blew it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/08/03/reince-priebus-figures-out-that-he-blew-it/

 

MCCLATCHY DC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Panic in the GOP: Party furious, fearful over Trump.”
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article93578777.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mike Pence Endorses Paul Ryan After Donald Trump’s Refusal  Dispute over whether the Wisconsin Republican had requested endorsement –  JANET HOOK and KRISTINA PETERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-refusal-to-endorse-paul-ryan-shows-chasm-between-the-two-1470241682

 

USA TODAY
— Voter ID laws help protect elections: We will appeal this erroneous ruling and continue to stand up for common-sense laws. – Gov. Pat McCrory
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/08/02/voter-laws-help-protect-elections-gov-mccrory/87974622/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Trump harassment remarks called ‘victim blaming’ – Mary Bowerman
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/08/02/donald-eric-trump-sexual-harassment-victim-blaming-women-work-ivanka-trump/87957126/

 

NEWSWEEK
— MUSLIM FAMILIES OF DEAD AMERICAN SOLDIERS SEEM DETERMINED TO OPPOSE DONALD TRUMP – REUTERS  (DIERSEN: What about Christian families of dead American soldiers?  What percent of American soldiers killed since September 11, 2001 were killed by those said they did it to advance Islam?)
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-muslims-republicans-gold-star-families-us-military-humayun-khan-487083

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Republicans Are Realizing They’ve Made a Huge Mistake.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/135791/republicans-realizing-theyve-made-huge-mistake

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump insists campaign is greater than ever as Republicans plot intervention.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/03/donald-trump-campaign-republicans-confrontation-us-election

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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