December 4 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Another Year Of Financial Uncertainty Looms For Illinois – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/12/04/another-year-of-financial-uncertainty-looms-for-illinois/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republicans accuse Madigan’s Democrats of stalling on budget deal – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-madigan-meeting-met-1205-20161204-story.html
— Trump expanding search for secretary of state beyond Romney and three other finalists – John Wagner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-secretary-of-state-search-20161204-story.html
— Petraeus defends candidacy to run State despite past ‘mistake’ – Jesse Hamilton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-petraeus-88d5bf78-ba5d-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9-20161204-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump threatens payback for US companies that move abroad – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-threatens-payback-for-us-companies-that-move-abroad/
— Madigan: Illinois budget discussed for 14 minutes – Jesse Betend
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/madigan-illinois-budget-discussed-for-14-minutes/
—  Dumping Obamacare without a better plan is cruel – Editorial  (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, Congress wasted the careers of and got rid of thousands of GAO’s older non-veteran White male employees.  That was not only cruel, that was wasteful.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-gop-needs-real-plan-before-dumping-obamacare/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “How to refute Trump’s lies?” and say “With force and alacrity.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-how-to-refute-trumps-lies-with-force-and-alacrity/
— Witching hour fast approaching for 10,000 city retirees – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rahm-emanuel-3-year-phaseout-chicago-retiree-health-care-program/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville eyes $441 million spending plan – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161204/news/161209534/

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— SNAP aid formula gives illegal immigrants edge over citizens
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511045485-report-snap-aid-formula-gives-illegal-immigrants-edge-over-citizens
— Pro-growth reforms called for to stem exodus of millennials – Karen Kidd
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511044296-pro-growth-reforms-called-for-to-stem-exodus-of-millennials

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Was Trump’s Taiwan contact a policy shift or a misstep?”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33862433/was-trumps-taiwan-contact-a-policy-shift-or-a-misstep

 

SANAMON SUN
— Illinois loses 10,000 manufacturing jobs in past year – Ruth de Jauregui
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511049075-illinois-loses-10-000-manufacturing-jobs-in-past-year

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Greatness Requires Risk – Dan Proft
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/greatness-requires-risk

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS HOUSE FAILS TO OVERRIDE BILL TYING PREVAILING WAGE TO UNION RATES – Madelyn Harwood
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-house-fails-to-override-bill-tying-prevailing-wage-to-union-rates/?linkId=31931377

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Sunday leaders meeting notes: Madigan counts the minutes, Republicans claim “new level of stalling”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/04/sunday-leaders-meeting-notes-madigan-counts-the-minutes-republicans-claim-new-level-of-stalling/

 

DAILY CALLER
— An Untold Number Of Immigration Applications Never Received Background Checks – Kathryn Watson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/02/an-untold-number-of-immigration-applications-never-received-background-checks/
— Dem Rep Ellison: House Democrats Will Do Nothing But ‘Vote No’ Under Trump – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/03/dem-rep-ellison-house-democrats-will-do-nothing-but-vote-no-under-trump/

 

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Warns American Businesses: Don’t Even Think of Shipping Our Jobs to Mexico – CHARLIE SPIERING
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/12/04/donald-trump-warns-american-businesses-dont-even-think-shipping-jobs-mexico/
— Priebus: Trump ‘Knew Exactly What Was Happening’ in Speaking to Taiwan President – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/04/priebus-trump-knew-exactly-happening-speaking-taiwan-president/
— Reince Priebus Backs Trump: ‘Possible’ Millions of People Voted Illegally – PAM KEY
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/04/reince-priebus-backs-trump-possible-millions-of-people-voted-illegally/

 

THE BLAZE
— Kellyanne Conway: Biggest fake news of the election was that Donald Trump couldn’t win – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/04/kellyanne-conway-biggest-fake-news-of-the-election-was-that-donald-trump-couldnt-win/
— Life after D.C.: VP Biden spotted car shopping in Delaware — and he wasn’t looking at Corvettes – Mike Opelka
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/04/life-after-d-c-vp-biden-spotted-car-shopping-in-delaware-and-he-wasnt-looking-at-corvettes/
— Tucker Carlson scolds NY Times editor over the paper’s liberal bias – Chris Enloe
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/03/tucker-carlson-scolds-ny-times-editor-over-the-papers-liberal-bias/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— 7 TOP RINO MOMENTS OF BETRAYAL THIS WEEK – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/12/7-top-rino-moments-of-betrayal-this-week

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Liberal Students Get US Flag Removed from Campus. Then 1000 Military Veterans Show Up… – JASON HOWERTON
http://ijr.com/2016/11/744425-after-liberal-students-get-u-s-flag-removed-from-campus-1000-veterans-respond-in-most-appropriate-way/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump slams China on Twitter.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/308704-trump-slams-china-on-twitter
— Gingrich: ‘I’ve gotten no blowback’ for criticizing Romney – REBECCA SAVRANSKY  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would say that they have “gotten no blowback” a) for their ongoing efforts to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) for their ongoing efforts to stop everyone from reading those emails, c) for their ongoing efforts to stop me from serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, and d) for their success in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, TAPROOT itself, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, my service as the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, my GAO employment, etc.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/308677-gingrich-ive-gotten-no-blowback-for-publicly-criticizing-romney
— Trump gets chance to remake the courts – LYDIA WHEELER
http://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/308551-trump-gets-chance-to-remake-the-courts

 

CNN
— Republicans angling for posh ambassadorships, RNC chair – John King
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/04/politics/ip-forecast-dec-4-angling-for-ambassador/

 

REUTERS
— Netanyahu to discuss ‘bad’ Iran deal with Trump, Kerry stresses settlements – Jeffrey Heller and Arshad Mohammed
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-usa-idUSKBN13T0TQ

 

REUTERS
— Gingrich: Trump realizing weight of presidency
http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/12/04/gingrich-trump-realizing-weight-of-presi?videoId=370627430
— Trump to intervene to keep U.S. jobs at home on ‘day-by-day’ basis, Pence says – John Whitesides
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-jobs-idUSKBN13T0QZ

 

NBC NEWS
— Democrats’ Popular Vote Advantage Is Growing But That May Not Equal Election Wins – DANTE CHINNI
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/popular-vote-advantage-democrats-continues-grow-n691266

 

CBS NEWS
— Reince Priebus: “It’s possible” millions of people voted illegally – REENA FLORES
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/reince-priebus-trump-voter-fraud-claim-romney-taiwan/
— Priebus: “It’s possible” Carrier will be taxed for sending jobs to Mexico – Tim Perry
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/priebus-its-possible-carrier-will-be-taxed-for-sending-jobs-to-mexico/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Uses a Strong Arm and Sweet Deals to Negotiate for Jobs.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/04/us/politics/trump-takes-twitter-aim-at-companies-looking-to-move-jobs-abroad.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— In Mr. Pence’s new D.C. neighborhood, not exactly the welcome wagon –  Ian Shapira (DIERSEN: For Democrats, promoting LGBTQ activity and getting rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity is their top priority.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/in-mr-pences-new-dc-neighborhood-not-exactly-the-welcome-wagon/2016/12/03/5a7ca0f4-b974-11e6-a677-b608fbb3aaf6_story.html
— Post Politics  Trump expands search for secretary of state beyond Romney and three other finalists – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/04/trump-expanding-search-for-secretary-of-state-beyond-romney-and-three-other-finalists/
— SNL makes fun of Trump’s tweets, and Trump immediately tweets his disapproval. Sad! – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/04/snl-makes-fun-of-trumps-tweets-and-trump-immediately-tweets-his-disapproval-sad/
— Trump says ‘SNL’ is ‘unwatchable.’ Then why can’t he stop watching? – Jessica Contrera
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/12/04/trump-says-snl-is-unwatchable-then-why-cant-he-stop-watching/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/03/donald-trump-keeps-confirming-fears-about-his-diplomatic-skills/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The post-truth world of the Trump administration is scarier than you think.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-post-truth-world-of-the-trump-administration-is-scarier-than-you-think/2016/12/02/ebda952a-b897-11e6-b994-f45a208f7a73_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Yes, you can blame millennials for Hillary Clinton’s loss.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/02/yes-you-can-blame-millennials-for-hillary-clintons-loss/
— Priebus: Trump ‘is a details guy’ – Reuters
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/priebus-trump-is-a-details-guy/2016/12/04/52342114-ba47-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9_video.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Under Trump, red states are finally going to be able to turn themselves into poor, unhealthy paradises.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/04/democrats-can-look-forward-to-the-coming-republican-era-being-a-disaster-for-republican-voters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “If not on ‘voter fraud’, when will Trump’s inner circle stop going along with his false assertions?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/12/04/if-not-on-voter-fraud-when-will-trumps-inner-circle-stop-going-along-with-his-false-assertions/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Trump SWAT Team for Regulation  A Reagan idea to block and repeal Obama’s rules binge. – Editorial
http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-trump-swat-team-for-regulation-1480888354
— Obama Administration Moves to Deny Easement for Dakota Pipeline  Standing rock protesters celebrate move by administration; fate of pipeline in doubt, as Donald Trump has indicated support – KRIS MAHER and WILL CONNORS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-administration-moves-to-deny-easement-for-dakota-pipeline-1480890468

 

BLOOMBERG
— The Left’s Doomed Effort to Coerce the Right – Megan McArdle
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-12-02/chip-and-joanna-gaines-vs-the-left-s-doomed-coercion

 

BEAST
— TREASONOUS: Churches Prepare to Shelter Immigrants from Trump  Evangelical and Catholic churches across the U.S. are worried their pews will be emptied out by Donald Trump’s deportation plans—and some say they will become sanctuaries. – Betsy Woodruff  (DIERSEN: Any organization or government entity that serves as a sanctuary for illegals a) should immediately lose their tax-exempt status and b) should immediately start paying taxes.)
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/04/will-churches-hide-illegal-immigrants-from-trump.html

 

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps claim without evidence that illegals did not vote for Clinton.
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/12/reince-priebus-its-possible-millions-voted-illegally

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.