December 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— RAUNER TAKES AIM AT LAWSUIT TO FORCE COMPTROLLER TO PAY LAWMAKERS – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/news/rauner-takes-aim-at-lawsuit-to-force-comptroller-to-pay-lawmakers/1641241/
— SUSANA MENDOZA SWORN IN AS ILLINOIS COMPTROLLER
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/susana-mendoza-sworn-in-as-illinois-comptroller/1640418/
— DONALD TRUMP TAPS FORMER CAMPAIGN RIVAL BEN CARSON AS HOUSING SECRETARY – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-chooses-ben-carson-for-housing-secretary/1640096/

 

NBC5
— Uncertainty Ahead as State Budget Deadlock Continues  College students and homeless face financial insecurity as gridlock drags into 2017 – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Uncertainty-Ahead-as-Budget-Deadlock-Continues-404807036.html
— Gun-Rights Backers Plan to ‘Go on Offense’ During Trump Years  Even without Congress, Trump can immediately undo President Barack Obama’s executive actions on guns – Ryan J. Foley
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Gun-Rights-NRA-Plan-for-Trump-Years-404846845.html
— Michigan Recount Begins, Stein Speaks Outside Trump Tower  Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected an effort by state officials to delay the hand-counting of about 4.8 million ballots
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Michigan-Presidential-Vote-Recount-404701936.html

 

WLS AM
— Rauner Willing To Compromise on CPS – Bill Cameron
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/12/05/rauner-willing-to-compromise-on-cps/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel, aldermen call on Rauner to back Chicago as sanctuary city – Hal Dardick and Monique Garcia  (DIERSEN: To back sanctuary cities is to back crime.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-city-council-rauner-sanctuary-status-met-1206-20161205-story.html
— New Illinois comptroller faces red ink, asks ‘Please bear with me’ – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mendoza-sworn-in-met-1206-20161205-story.html
— Trump’s Taiwan call wasn’t a mistake. It was brilliant. – Marc A. Thiessen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-taiwan-call-china-20161205-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump makes Mitt Romney grovel for secretary of state.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-mitt-romney-secretary-state-20161205-story.html
— GOP congressional leaders struggle to balance Republican principles in Trump era – Lisa Mascaro
http://www.chicagotribune.com/la-na-pol-republicans-balance-act-trump-20161205-story.html
— Supreme Court appears in favor of ruling against racial gerrymandering in GOP-controlled states – David G. Savage
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-supreme-court-racial-gerrymandering-20161205-story.html
— Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary, raising concerns about lack of experience in Cabinet picks
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-ben-carson-housing-secretary-20161205-story.html
— Walsh, Will county board members take oath, pledge cooperation – Susan DeMar Lafferty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-county-reorganizes-st-1206-20161205-story.html
— Trump’s ‘retribution’ tax stirs legal questions, GOP resistance – Sahil Kapur
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-trump-retribution-tax-20161205-story.html
— Tom Cullerton Votes to Bail Out Chicago
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/community/chi-ugc-article-tom-cullerton-votes-to-bail-out-chicago-2016-12-05-story.html
— Emanuel, Trump talked immigration during recent phone call – John Byrne and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-trump-phone-call-met-20161205-story.html
— NYC seeks $35 million U.S. reimbursement to protect Trump Tower – Henry Goldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-trump-newyork-b7dd5338-bb0e-11e6-ae79-bec72d34f8c9-20161205-story.html
— Republican success opens door to amending U.S. Constitution
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-republican-constitution-amendment-20161205-story.html
— Al Gore has ‘extremely interesting conversation’ with Trump on climate change – Jenna Johnson, Juliet Eilperin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-ivanka-trump-al-gore-climate-20161205-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner: GOP political rhetoric not affecting budget talks – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-gop-political-rhetoric-not-affecting-budget-talks/
— Delaying legislators’ pay a cheap stunt — and still wrong – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-delaying-legislators-pay-a-cheap-stunt-and-still-wrong/
— Mendoza takes office: ‘Keep me in your prayers’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mendoza-takes-office-keep-me-in-your-prayers/
— Emanuel on Trump phone conversation: ‘I was up-front and direct’ – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-calls-emanuel-seeks-counsel-on-presidential-transitions/
— Alderman: Let people with minor drug offenses apply to be cops – Fran Spielman and Frank Main  (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/alderman-let-people-with-minor-drug-offenses-apply-to-be-cops/
— Al Gore calls meeting with Donald Trump ‘productive’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/al-gore-calls-meeting-with-donald-trump-productive/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville sets ballot order among 8 council candidates – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161205/news/161209378/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The real reason government pensions are suffering – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161205/BLOGS02/161209938/the-real-reason-government-pensions-are-suffering
— NU’s Schapiro tops U of C’s Zimmer as highest-paid Illinois college president – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161204/NEWS13/161209970/nus-schapiro-tops-u-of-cs-zimmer-as-highest-paid-illinois-college

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Some Dems demand Madigan ‘vision’ before supporting him for speaker – Jeff Gantt
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511050349-some-dems-demand-madigan-vision-before-supporting-him-for-speaker

 

DNA INFO
— Hillary Clinton Got More Votes In Cook County Than Obama Did In 2012 – Tanveer Ali
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20161205/downtown/hillary-clinton-got-more-votes-cook-county-than-obama-did-2012

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Mendoza on state’s financial crisis: ‘We’re going to get out of this’ – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161205/mendoza-on-states-financial-crisis-were-going-to-get-out-of-this
— Labor board formalizes AFSCME ruling; union will fight – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20161205/labor-board-formalizes-afscme-ruling-union-will-fight

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Government to look different in Peoria, Tazewell counties – Chris Kaergard
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20161204/word-government-to-look-different-in-peoria-tazewell-counties

 

LINCOLN COURIER
— VERY SAD: Lincoln’s latest video gambling numbers – Jessica Lema
http://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20161205/lincolns-latest-video-gambling-numbers

 

SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Schimpf ready to tackle budget challenges
http://swillinoisnews.com/stories/511047221-schimpf-ready-to-tackle-budget-challenges

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Oberweis: Projected state budget deficit likely tells only half the story – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511051204-oberweis-projected-state-budget-deficit-likely-tells-only-half-the-story

 

CBS ST. LOUIS
— Mendoza Sworn in as Comptroller, Faces Paycheck Suit, Rauner – AP
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/12/05/mendoza-sworn-in-as-comptroller-faces-paycheck-suit-rauner/

 

WREX & FOX ILLINOIS
—  Rauner urges Mendoza to fight lawmaker pay case – AP
http://www.wrex.com/story/33915678/the-latest-rauner-urges-mendoza-to-fight-lawmaker-pay-case
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/rauner-calls-on-democratic-legislators-to-withdraw-lawsuit-seeking-paychecks-12-05-2016

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33870371/the-latest-trump-taps-ben-carson-as-housing-secretary

 

UPSTREAM IDEAS
— Fmr. Chicago PD Superintendent: Police Have Been Politicized From Top Down
http://upstream-ideas.com/upstream-ideas/ideas/fmr-chicago-pd-superintendent-police-have-been-politicized-from-top-down

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rauner scolds Democratic lawmakers suing Munger over withheld paychecks
http://ilnews.org/11199/rauner-scolds-democratic-lawmakers-suing-munger-withheld-paychecks/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: LOCAL CORRUPTION HITS CHICAGO, SUBURBS AND DOWNSTATE COMMUNITIES November was a sad reminder of the corruption at various levels of Illinois government from retired House Speaker Denny Hastert to the small Village of Bellwood. – Mindy Ruckman
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/local-corruption-hits-chicago-suburbs-and-downstate-communities/
— PROPERTY TAXES MOUNT ON ‘HOME ALONE’ HOUSE  Real reform to help overtaxed Illinoisans – such as a property-tax cap and aggressive government consolidation – would be the gift that keeps giving the whole year round. – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/property-taxes-mount-on-home-alone-house/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Democratic Platform Calls for End to Fossil Fuels, Prosecuting Climate Skeptics – Kenneth Artz
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/12/democratic-platform-calls-for-end-to-fossil-fuels-prosecuting-climate-skeptics/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— No, We Can’t ‘Agree to Disagree’ on Marriage – John Stonestreet
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/no-cant-agree-disagree-marriage/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— GROUP OF GOP LAWMAKERS CALL FOR “CLEAN HANDS” TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OVERDUE PAYCHECKS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/group-of-gop-lawmakers-call-for-clean-hands-to-complain-about-withheld-paychecks.html
— JUDICIAL WATCH PURSUES OBAMA AND OTHER FBI INTERVIEWS ABOUT BLAGOJEVICH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/12/judicial-watch-pursues-obama-jarret-emanuel-fbi-interviews-concerning-blagojevich.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Plaintiff responds to Rauner – Rauner weighs in  Some legislators considering intervening in pay lawsuit over “Unclean Hands” doctrine
http://capitolfax.com/2016/12/05/some-legislators-considering-intervening-in-pay-lawsuit-over-unclean-hands-doctrine/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Massive Voter Fraud Uncovered in Nevada – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/report-massive-nevada-voter-fraud-uncovered/

 

CNS NEWS
— Pence: Obama Can Reach Out to Cuban Dictator, But Trump Can’t Take Call From Taiwan’s Leader? – Susan Jones
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/pence-obama-can-reach-out-cuban-dictator-trump-cant-take-call-taiwans

 

FOX NEWS INSIDER
— Emanuel Establishes $1M Legal Fund for ‘Anxious & Uncertain’ Illegal Immigrants  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens and against America and against its citizens.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/12/05/chicago-mayor-rahm-emanuel-establishes-legal-fund-illegal-immigrants

 

BREITBART
— Rush Limbaugh: ‘We Are on Offense With Donald Trump’ – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/12/05/rush-limbaugh-offense-donald-trump/
— Review: Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order – AWR HAWKINS5  (DIERSEN: Democrats promote political correctness. While I worked for the federal the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats who promoted and enforced political correctness.  To be politically correct is to be anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/05/book-political-correctness-indiscriminate-rage-paralyzes-society/

 

THE BLAZE
— San Fran’s ‘sanctuary city’ policy cost Kate Steinle her life. Now the city wants her family’s lawsuit dismissed – Leon Wolf (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally. Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens and against America and against its citizens.)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/05/san-frans-sanctuary-city-policy-cost-kate-steinle-her-life-now-the-city-wants-her-familys-lawsuit-dismissed/

 

GOPUSA
— After national anthem protest, Kaepernick dreadful in loss to Bears
http://www.gopusa.com/after-national-anthem-protest-kaepernick-dreadful-in-loss-to-bears/
— Muhammad 2nd most popular baby name in UK, not in U.S.
http://www.gopusa.com/muhammad-2nd-most-popular-baby-name-in-uk-not-in-u-s/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Website Labeled ‘Fake News’ Threatens To Sue WaPo For Defamation – Rachel Stoltzfoos  (DIERSEN: To avoid defamation lawsuits, my critics/opponents have their penny less operatives and their penny less dupes defame me.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/05/website-labeled-fake-news-threatens-to-sue-wapo-for-defamation/
— Pelosi Says Democratic Party Doesn’t Want New Direction – Juliegrace Brufke (DIERSEN: Democrats are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AND THEY CONTINUE TO WANT TO GET RID OF THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/04/pelosi-says-democratic-party-doesnt-want-new-direction/
— Kerry Is Upset Trump Didn’t Check With Him Before Talking To Taiwan – PHILLIP STUCKY  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman and they use that to hint/imply/argue/shout that I should be severely punished if I do not get permission from the following before including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: the Milton Township Republican Central Committee officers, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee officers, my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, the IRP offices, the IRP National Committeeman, and the IRP National Committeewoman.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/05/kerry-is-upset-trump-didnt-check-with-him-before-talking-to-taiwan/

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “So far ‘presidential’ Trump no more a uniter than candidate Trump.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/05/politics/donald-trump-outreach/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Carson Is New Sign Trump Plans to Govern From the Right – MICHAEL D. SHEAR
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/us/politics/carson-another-cabinet-pick-with-record-of-opposing-obama.html?_r=0

 

WASHINGTON POST
— HUD job to pit Carson ideology against long-standing housing policy – Lisa Rein and Elise Viebeck
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/hud-job-to-pit-carson-ideology-against-long-standing-housing-policy/2016/12/05/6e7e8d76-bb25-11e6-94ac-3d324840106c_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Interviewers cannot let Trump’s lies fly by.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/12/05/interviewers-cannot-let-the-lies-fly-by/

 

NEW YORK POST
— The war on ‘fake news’ is all about censoring real news – Karol Markowicz
http://nypost.com/2016/12/04/the-war-on-fake-news-is-all-about-censoring-real-news/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Right-to-Work Zones in Deep-Blue Illinois?  A court ruling points the way for counties and cities to enact their own protections for workers. – DAVID FROM and AKASH CHOUGULE
http://www.wsj.com/articles/right-to-work-zones-in-deep-blue-illinois-1480982587
— White Lawyer Accuses Texas Bar of Unconstitutional Racial Quotas – JACOB GERSHMAN
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/12/05/white-lawyer-accuses-texas-bar-of-unconstitutional-racial-quotas/

 

FORBES
— Chicago Suburbs Feel Strain Of New Cook County Ordinances – Stephanie Grimoldby
http://www.forbes.com/sites/legalnewsline/2016/12/05/chicago-suburbs-feel-strain-of-new-cook-county-ordinances/#332e3f977ffd

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Donald Trump Wants to Help Middle-Class Kids Go to College  By making rules about how wealthy colleges can spend their endowments – Kerry Close
http://time.com/money/4590278/donald-trump-endowment-college/

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— How the Obama administration shaped the federal workforce – Carten Cordell
http://www.federaltimes.com/articles/how-the-obama-administration-shaped-the-federal-workforce

 

FED SMITH
— How Bad Are the Changes to FEHB Plan Benefits for 2017? – Walton Francis
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/12/05/how-bad-are-the-changes-to-fehb-plan-benefits-for-2017/

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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