December 2 Evening Edition

— Winners and losers in the Senate GOP tax bill – Heather Long
— Fox Valley charities unsure about impact of proposed tax code changes – Mike Danahey and Sarah Freishtat
— Senate’s tax bill would have major ripple effects on health care system – Amy Goldstein
— Unused central Illinois tornado relief money to fund new home, other projects – AP


— Tales of Illinois’ policies and personalities in Washington – Lynn Sweet


— School sites play dual role as election polling places – Editorial
— District 211 rebuts transgender lawsuit charge – Daniel Cates


— A Breakdown Of The Republican Tax Bill – Lauren Victory
– Durbin: December Is Best Chance For DREAM Act – Bob Roberts


— Who Is Mocking the Pence Rule Now? – Daniel John Sobieski


— Five Years Later, Colorado Sees Toll of Pot Legalization


— GOP sets up ‘Dreamer’ showdown with Dems with short-term spending bill – Stephen Dinan
— Antifa isn’t a ‘hate group,’ Southern Poverty Law Center claims SPLC’s Richard Cohen defends listing Family Research Council but not antifa at hearing – Valerie Richardson


— Sen. Flake Trades Tax Vote for Promise of Amnesty Debate – NEIL MUNRO


— Republicans look to Round 3 of tax reform fight – Joel Gehrke
— Map: Illegal immigration costs California most, $23B, all states $89B – Paul Bedard


— More big, anti-Trump media names crash and burn from sexual misconduct allegations, and other news failures – Dan Gainor


— Debt Concerns, Once A Core Republican Tenet, Take A Back Seat To Tax Cuts


— House Lawmakers Introduce Bill To EXPOSE Those Who Had Secret Misconduct Settlements “For far too long sexual predators have roamed freely through the halls of Congress …” – RYAN SAAVEDRA


— A Historic Tax Heist – Editoral
— Few Hurdles Left, G.O.P. Is Confident Tax Cuts Will Be Signed This Month – JIM TANKERSLEY and ALAN RAPPEPORT
— Heading Toward Tax Victory, Republicans Eye Next Step: Cut Spending – KATE ZERNIKE and ALAN RAPPEPORT
— A Hasty, Hand-Scribbled Tax Bill Sets Off an Outcry – Jim Tankersley and Alan Rappeport
— Palm Springs: It’s a Gay, Gay, Gay Government – FRANK BRUNI


— Illegal Immigrant’s Acquittal in San Francisco Killing Draws Backlash President Trump criticized the verdict in the Kate Steinle case in a tweet – Zusha Elinson
— Tax Reform: What’s in It for You The Senate’s bill will help small businesses and families while promoting energy independence. – Mitch McConnell


— “DISGUSTING”: SENATE DEMOCRATS REVEAL G.O.P.’S SHADY LAST-MINUTE TAX BILL MANEUVERS Handwritten amendments to the bill added at the eleventh hour were nearly impossible to read. – EMMA STEFANSKY

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.