December 14 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee Meeting and Christmas Party – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
Attendees at the outstanding Milton Township Republican Central Committee Meeting and Christmas Party Wednesday evening, December 14, 2016, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall included Almiron, Austin, Bohn, Brennan, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Connelly, Cooper, Crane, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Formento, Grant, Grogan, Heidorn, Hinds, Ives, Jorgensen, Keller, Krzyzewski, Lofgren, McGowen, McNeily, Mendrick, Minor, Molitor, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Orel, Ryan, Tornga, Wehling, and Wiley.

 

ABC7
— ALDERMAN WILLIE COCHRAN INDICTED ON FEDERAL CHARGES – Charles Thomas and Ross Weidner
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/alderman-willie-cochran-indicted-on-federal-charges/1655825/
— How Trump Is Considering Changing White House Press Briefings – ABC NEWS
https://abc7chicago.com/news/how-trump-is-considering-changing-white-house-press-briefings/1656914/

 

CBS2
— Questions About Trump Immigration Policy Create Anxiety For Some Chicagoans – Jim Williams
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/14/questions-about-trump-immigration-policy-creates-anxiety-for-some/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago OKs over $5M to families of police shooting victims – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/223652146-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than 129K Illinois voters skipped presidential vote – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/more-than-129k-illinois-voters-skipped-presidential-vote/
— Ald. Cochran charged with looting fund meant for kids, seniors – Jon Seidel and Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-willie-cochran-indicted-on-federal-fraud-charges-source/amp/
— VERY SAD: Emanuel opens the door to relaxing police hiring standards – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: What you did in the past predicts what you will do in the future.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/three-powerful-aldermen-push-for-relaxed-police-hiring-standards/amp/
— Kanye West’s meeting with Trump totally self-serving – Mary Mitchell
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/mitchell-kanye-wests-meeting-with-trump-totally-self-serving/
— Ald. Cochran’s ‘off the books’ fund exposes deeper problem – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-ald-cochrans-off-the-books-fund-exposes-deeper-problem/
— Trump meets with Obamacare architect, Rahm brother, Zeke Emanuel – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-meets-with-obamacare-architect-rahm-brother-zeke-emanuel/
— Trump lavishes attention on brothers Emanuel – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sweet-trump-lavishes-attention-on-brothers-emanuel/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-chicago-aldermen-and-corruption-kass-1215-20161214-column.html
— As Obamacare deadline looms, Illinois sign-ups still solid despite uncertainty – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-chicago-obamacare-insurance-1215-biz-20161214-story.html
— Two Naperville residents (Gerald Cassioppi and William Habel) reappointed to county ethics commission – Gary Gibula
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-ethics-committee-naperville-st-1216-20161214-story.html
— Aldermen: Let CPD hire people with ‘minor drug and criminal offenses’ – John Byrne (DIERSEN: What you did in the past predicts what you will do in the future.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-police-hiring-met-1215-20161214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “If Trump destroys our democracy, blame the Republicans who enabled him.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-destroy-american-democracy-20161214-story.html
— Tech workers pledge to never build a database of Muslims – Tracey Lien and Melissa Etehad  (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/technology/ct-tech-workers-oppose-muslims-database-20161214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s market-moving tweets are a huge scandal waiting to happen.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-donald-trump-market-moving-tweets-20161214-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump is courting trouble with China, Russia — and endangering global peace.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-trump-china-russia-chapman-perspec-1215-md-20161214-column.html
— Ald. Willie Cochran indicted on thefts from ward charity – Jason Meisner, Jeremy Gorner and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-alderman-willie-cochran-indicted-20161214-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Facing threat of lawsuit, Elk Grove will rescind support for Rauner agenda – Chacour Koop
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219428/
— Metra head gets pay hike of nearly 10 percent – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219483/
— Kane County Deputy fired by ex-Sheriff Pat Perez in line for $650,000 settlement – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/news/161219420/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ald. Cochran indicted on extortion charges – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161214/NEWS02/161219961/ald-cochran-indicted-on-extortion-charges

 

WBEZ
— Illinois House GOP Leader Jim Durkin: Democrats ‘Still Reeling’ After Election – Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-house-gop-leader-democrats-still-reeling-after-election/56dbdb44-9d9a-4337-8627-e620bb22a4cd
— Congressman Mike Quigley: Choose Your Battles When Working With Donald Trump – Mariah Woelfel
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/congressman-mike-quigley-choose-your-battles-when-working-with-donald-trump/07eea1bd-8fb1-42fe-9ad1-64eefa12f157

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Exelon hiring 400 for nuclear power plants
http://www.qconline.com/news/local/exelon-hiring-for-nuclear-power-plants/article_45a6ed26-6c8d-554b-9b4e-3c8855a8a383.html

 

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Elk Grove Village Rescinds Support For Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda  Settlement Says Trustees Would Not Address Issue In Future, Union Would Not File Lawsuit – TOM ROBB
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_1aaa809e-c22b-11e6-ac31-37eb8a9d8ded.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Votes for Davis trump party-line politics – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-14/tom-kacich-votes-davis-trump-party-line-politics.html
— Davis’ spending among top 20% in House – Ben Zigterman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-12-14/record-davis-spending-among-top-20-house.html

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— IL GOP Lawmakers Criticize Unconfirmed Governor Candidate JB Pritzker – TONY ARNOLD
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/il-gop-lawmakers-criticize-unconfirmed-governor-candidate

 

PEORIA STANDARD
— Ray Lahood donates $1,000 to Peoria County Republican Central Committee
http://peoriastandard.com/stories/511054999-ray-lahood-donates-1-000-to-peoria-county-republican-central-committee

 

CITIZEN KELLY
— Citizen Kelly on the Mike Siegel Show: Trump Must Go to War with Rahm
http://www.citizenkelly.com/citizen-kelly-on-the-mike-siegel-show-trump-must-go-to-war-with-rahm/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Will Obamacare Repeal Really Leave 30 Million without Insurance? – Dr. Brian Joondeph
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/12/will-obamacare-repeal-really-leave-30-million-without-insurance/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AFSCME TURNS ON THE ILLINOIS LABOR RELATIONS BOARD – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/afscme-turns-on-the-illinois-labor-relations-board/

 

GOPUSA
— Corrupt CIA Feeds Crooked Media
http://www.gopusa.com/corrupt-cia-feeds-crooked-media/
— 55 members of Electoral College try another tactic to overturn will of voters
http://www.gopusa.com/55-members-of-electoral-college-try-another-tactic-to-overturn-will-of-voters/
— The Election Results Deniers
http://www.gopusa.com/the-election-results-deniers/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— NBC Devotes Full Story to GOP Aaron Schock Corruption Case, Skips Dem Chaka Fattah Sentencing – Kyle Drennen
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2016/12/14/nbc-devotes-full-story-gop-corruption-case-skips-dem-sentencing

 

BLAZE
— Liberal Harvard law professor says up to 20 Republican presidential electors may flip against Trump – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/14/liberal-harvard-law-professor-says-up-to-20-republican-presidential-electors-may-flip-against-trump/

 

BREITBART
— 40 Sanctuary Cities Pledge to Risk Federal Funds Under Trump –  JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/12/14/40-sanctuary-cities-pledge-risk-federal-funds-trump/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House Correspondents Association rebuts Priebus – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/white-house-correspondents-association-rebuts-priebus/article/2609662
— Media hysteria over Trump’s possible changes to White House briefing – EDDIE SCARRY
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-hysteria-over-trumps-possible-changes-to-white-house-briefing/article/2609665

 

POLITICO
— Trump announces Ronna Romney McDaniel to be his pick for RNC – ALEX ISENSTADT
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/rnc-announces-mcdaniel-as-trumps-pick-to-head-rnc-232653
— Reince Priebus signals changes ahead for White House press corps – HADAS GOLD
http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2016/12/reince-priebus-signals-changes-ahead-for-white-house-press-corps-232637

 

CNBC
— Running the government with no government experience: Another first for team Trump – John Harwood |
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/14/running-the-government-with-no-government-experience-another-first-for-team-trump.html

 

VALLEY CENTRAL
— In Texas, lawmakers don’t mess with employers of undocumented workers – Jay Root
http://valleycentral.com/news/local/in-texas-lawmakers-dont-mess-with-employers-of-undocumented-workers

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Dems say Trump must divest from DC hotel, citing GSA – Laurie Kellman, Bernard Condon, AP
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/dems-say-trump-must-divest-from-dc-hotel-citing-gsa

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— Trump’s Witch Hunts Are Having a Huge Chilling Effect  His intimidation of journalists, civil servants, and businesses is already doing incalculable harm to the public interest. – BRIAN BEUTLER
https://newrepublic.com/article/139335/trumps-witch-hunts-huge-chilling-effect
— After 2016, Can We Ever Trust the Polls Again?  Data was a rare source of clarity in the 2008 and 2012 elections. In 2016, it failed catastrophically.-  NICOLE NAREA
https://newrepublic.com/article/139158/2016-can-ever-trust-polls-again

 

VANITY FAIR
— GOOGLE IS HIRING A “CONSERVATIVE OUTREACH” MANAGER TO MAKE NICE WITH TRUMP  The formerly Clinton-friendly tech company looks ahead to 2017. – MAYA KOSOFF
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/12/google-is-hiring-a-conservative-outreach-manager-to-make-nice-with-trump

 

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Exxon faces anti-gay bias lawsuit as Trump taps CEO for State – Chris Johnson
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/12/14/lawsuit-alleging-anti-gay-bias-exxon-ongoing-trump-taps-ceo-state/

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.