August 8 Evening Edition

NBC5
— State Rep. Accuses Rauner, Munger of ‘Extortion and Corruption’  Last week, state Rep. Robert Martwick claimed that, by delaying paychecks to state lawmakers, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger are engaging in “extortion and corruption.” – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/State-Rep-Accuses-Rauner-Munger-of-Extortion-Corruption-389541692.html

 

CBS2
— Failed Madigan Challenger Jason Gonzales Files Defamation Lawsuit
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/08/08/failed-madigan-challenger-files-defamation-lawsuit/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Quinn’s term limits ballot measure falls short – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/186772589-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan challenger Jason Gonzales files suit, claiming election shenanigans – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-challenger-files-suit-claiming-election-shenanigans/
— Rauner using term limit issue to get votes – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/madeleine-doubek-rauner-using-term-limit-issue-to-get-votes/
— S&P affirms Chicago’s BBB bond rating and negative outlook – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sp-affirms-chicagos-bbb-bond-rating-and-negative-outlook/
— Madigan attacks on Gonzales brutal—i.e., Chicago politics – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-madigan-attacks-gonzales-brutal-i-e-chicago-politics/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Failed Madigan challenger Jason Gonzales sues, insists he’s not ‘sore loser’ – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jason-gonzales-mike-madigan-met-20160808-story.html
— Parents of soldier killed in Iraq to speak at Muslim convention in Rosemont – Marwa Eltagouri
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-muslim-convention-khans-met-20160808-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs want the Republican Party to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-lose-republican-party-20160808-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— In toughest campaign yet, Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio raises nearly $10M – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160808/news/308089863/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Lawsuit over Illinois’ election-day registration law fascinating – Rich Miller
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/08/rich-miller-lawsuit-over-illinois-election-day-registration-law-fascinating/ant5xcy/
— Local chambers host Sen. Mark Kirk’s pro-business award – KEVIN P. CRAVER
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/08/08/local-chambers-host-sen-mark-kirks-pro-business-award/aojod47/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— TRAGIC: Urbana council sees gambling requests proliferate – Johnathan Hettinger
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-08-08/urbana-council-sees-gambling-requests-proliferate.html
— Ideas unwelcome  The once-sacred concept of free speech on campus continues to be under attack. – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2016-08-08/ideas-unwelcome.html

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Rauner calls on General Assembly to vote on term limits in fall session
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510985768-rauner-calls-on-general-assembly-to-vote-on-term-limits-in-fall-session
— Rauner calls on voters to take back their government from entrenched politicians
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510987759-rauner-calls-on-voters-to-take-back-their-government-from-entrenched-politicians
— Rauner: When wheels of government-reform efforts grind to halt, voters suffer
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510988257-rauner-when-wheels-of-government-reform-efforts-grind-to-halt-voters-suffer
— Amid property tax season, Rauner says state’s residents take too big a hit
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/510988215-amid-property-tax-season-rauner-says-state-s-residents-take-too-big-a-hit

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump is Faking It.”
http://www.chicagonow.com/planet-michelle/2016/08/donald-trump-is-faking-it/

 

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot promoters promote Rauner.  Pot promoters want to destroy America.
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/08/08/decriminalization-marijuana-offers-positive-outcome/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Republican House candidate Mike Strick says that Mike Madigan has too many ‘placemen’ in Illinois
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510898753-republican-house-candidiate-says-that-mike-madigan-has-too-many-placemen-in-illinois
— Khouri wants to protect the livelihood of people in 11th district
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510967465-khouri-wants-to-protect-the-livelihood-of-people-in-11th-district
— Mike Strick asserts that people need to be involved in their government
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/510987296-mike-strick-asserts-that-people-need-to-be-involved-in-their-government

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Skillicorn joins list of term-limit initiative supporters
http://mchenrytimes.com/stories/510974430-skillicorn-joins-list-of-term-limit-initiative-supporters

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mike Walkup Gets Under Franks’ Skin – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/08/08/walkup-gets-under-franks-skin/

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Republican ads target Rep. Brandon Phelps
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/510988272-republican-ads-target-rep-brandon-phelps

 

CATHOLIC CITIZENS OF ILLINOIS
— The Dirty Little Secret Pot Pushers Don’t Want You to Know About – Mary Anne Hackett
http://catholiccitizens.org/news/67128/dirty-little-secret-pot-pushers-dont-want-know/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN CONTINUES TO MISLEAD ABOUT WHAT’S HURTING MIDDLE-CLASS WAGE GROWTH IN ILLINOIS – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-continues-to-mislead-about-whats-hurting-middle-class-wage-growth-in-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLL SHOWS AMERICANS STRONGLY SUPPORT IMMIGRATION REDUCTIONS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/08/poll-shows-americans-strongly-support-immigration-reductions.html

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Newt Blasts Dem Lawmaker: ‘Melania Is the Only Immigrant You’re Worried About!’
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/08/08/newt-blasts-dem-melania-only-immigrant-youre-worried-about

 

GOPUSA
— Drudge posts photo of Hillary unable to ascend stairs on her own; media goes into denial
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=13490
— NeverTrump Republicans to run GOP operative in hope of splitting vote to defeat Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/nevertrump-republicans-to-run-gop-operative-in-hope-of-splitting-vote-to-defeat-trump/

 

TPM
— Protesters Interrupt Trump’s Economic Address More Than 10 Times – ESME CRIBB
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/protestors-interrupt-trump-economic-policy-speech

 

HOT AIR
— “We will put new American metal into the spine of this nation”: Trump’s speech in Detroit in the economy
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/08/08/we-will-put-new-american-metal-into-the-spine-of-this-nation-trumps-speech-in-detroit-in-the-economy/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Which Candidate Is Better For Your Bottom Line: Trump Or Clinton? – ROBERT DONACHIE (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps have made it clear that they want to get rid of those who are Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/07/which-candidate-is-better-for-your-bottom-line-trump-or-clinton/
— Pro-Illegal Immigration Group Demands Blacklist For Hostile Immigration Judges – KEVIN DALEY
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/pro-illegal-immigration-group-demands-blacklist-for-hostile-immigration-judges/
— Limbaugh: Democratic Party Cheats ‘And The Media Is In On It’ – Steve Guest
http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/limbaugh-democratic-party-cheats-and-the-media-is-in-on-it-audio/

 

THE HILL
— McMullin: Trump ‘ensures’ Clinton wins in November – Lisa Hagen
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290795-mcmullin-trump-ensures-clinton-wins-in-november
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote protestors who repeatedly interrupt Trump address on economy.
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/290748-protestors-repeatedly-interrupt-trump-address-on-economy

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the anti-American CNN acts like it paid agent of Mexico and of other foreign countries.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/08/us/donald-trump-mexico-money-transfers/

 

CBS NEWS
— GOP activists look to revoke Trump’s presidential nomination
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-activists-look-to-revoke-trumps-presidential-nomination/

 

CNBC
— Yes, John Kasich is still running for president – Daniel Libit
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/08/yes-john-kasich-is-still-running-for-president.html

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage minorities to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.
http://www.lewistownsentinel.com/page/content.detail/id/1262266/Poll–Young-people-s-fear-of-white-extremism-varies-by-race.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Evan McMullin, Anti-Trump Republican, Is Said to Plan Independent Presidential Bid – MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/us/politics/evan-mcmullin-independent-candidate.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Sen. Susan Collins says she will not vote for Trump, joining growing list of Republicans – Sean Sullivan  (DIERSEN: If you say that you are not going to vote for Trump, the following will love you: those 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.  Birds of a feather flock together.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/08/sen-susan-collins-says-she-will-not-vote-for-trump-joining-growing-list-of-republicans/
— Ivanka Trump champions working moms — except the ones who design her clothes – Danielle Paquette
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/08/08/ivanka-trump-says-she-supports-working-moms-the-women-who-design-her-fashion-line-dont-get-paid-maternity-leave/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Protesters make coordinated effort during Trump’s speech – Bob Fredericks
http://nypost.com/2016/08/08/protesters-make-coordinated-effort-during-trumps-speech/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Anti-Trump Republican Evan McMullin Announces Presidential Bid – JULIAN ROUTH
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/08/08/anti-trump-republican-evan-mcmullin-announces-presidential-bid/

 

USA TODAY
— Struggling Illinois Republican incumbents (Kirk and Dold) defy party on immigration – Erin Kelly
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/08/struggling-illinois-republican-incumbents-defy-party-immigration/88391746/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “In new national poll, Clinton gains and Trump drops.”
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/08/08/monmouth-poll-clinton-gains-trump-drops/88399152/

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump critics urge RNC to replace Trump in special meeting  Desperate measures: Conservatives circulate a petition calling for Republican National Committee to host special meeting where Donald Trump could be replaced as GOP presidential nominee
http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-08-08/trump-critics-urge-rnc-to-replace-trump-in-special-meeting

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conservatives Are Desperate to Pretend Donald Trump Never Happened.  They want him to drop out not just to protect the country, but to sweep him under the rug.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/135871/conservatives-desperate-pretend-donald-trump-never-happened
— Ping Pong, Silicon Valley’s Favorite Sport – ANNA WIENER
https://newrepublic.com/article/135865/ping-pong-silicon-valleys-favorite-sport

 

DAILY MAIL
— Republican leaders in new warning to Trump: Get campaign back on track or risk losing the Senate – NIKKI SCHWAB
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3729964/Republican-leaders-new-warning-Trump-campaign-track-risk-losing-Senate.html

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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