December 7 Evening Edition

— Sen. Al Franken announces resignation following allegations of sexual misconduct – CNN


— Kennedy Calls on Berrios to Resign Following Scathing Report


— Trump administration sides with Rauner in Supreme Court case over union fees – Kim Geiger
— Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overrule precedent helping unions – Robert Barnes (DIERSEN: Are you anti-union? Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-union. I was a union member for almost 12 years 1966-1969 and 1971-1980. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
— Northern Illinois University board upholds $600K severance for ousted president – Alice Fabbre
— Democratic governor candidate Kennedy says Berrios should resign over tax assessments – Rick Pearson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “The party of Lincoln has devolved into the party of Trump.”
— Tom Cullerton disgusted with bloated handout to failed NIU executive


— CPS’ Claypool ‘repeatedly lied’ to cover up ethics breach, report says – Dan Mihalopoulos and Lauren FitzPatrick
— Emanuel can’t win after inspector general’s damning report on Claypool – Fran Spielman
— Emanuel reaffirms support for Schools CEO Forrest Claypool – Fran Spielman
— Sexual harassment training to be mandatory for city employees – Fran Spielman
— With Franken’s departure, eye on Moore – Lynn Sweet
— Trump administration takes Rauner’s side in ‘fair share’ case – TINA SFONDELES


— Average ComEd bills to rise about $1 per month in January


— Here’s how that tax bill could hurt Illinois landlords – ALBY GALLUN
— GOP House members back a bit of gun control—but not too much – GREG HINZ


— Who’s in charge of Illinois? Not Rauner, he says


    — Barrington Hills GOP Rep. David McSweeney demands proof on Rauner claim


— Illinois Seeing Mixed Results In Female Candidate Participation – DAISY CONTRERAS


— Record number of people leaving Illinois – Andrew Feather (DIERSEN: Members of Group A run Illinois and they make it increasing clear that they want members of Group B to leave Illinois. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)


— Black congressmen skip museum opening over Trump’s attendance Statement blames Trump’s ‘hurtful policies’- KAITLAN COLLINS
— Trump will undergo a physical and release details early next year President will keep with past precedent – JEREMY DIAMOND (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. If you have any serious health problems, sooner or later, your critics/opponents will use them against you.)
— Al Franken resigning, calls out Trump and Moore ‘I’m not giving up my voice’ – ELI WATKINS


— When Billionaires Battle for Public Office, Working People Always Lose The upcoming Illinois governor’s race is more proof that big campaign spending narrows political possibilities and increases inequality. – EMMA TAI (DIERSEN: Do you look down on working people? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on working people like I was 1962-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)


— 46th House District candidate Kinzler says states around Illinois with right-to-work laws are ‘flourishing’ – Chandra Lye


— Feedback not lacking after Rauner’s not in charge comment – Keri Carbaugh
— Morthland takes aim at Rauner for ‘It’s not my fault’ remark – Glenn Minnis


— Ives vows to repeal Trust Act
— A money-making machine for tax appeals attorneys
— Durkin litigation threat has unintended outcome (DIERSEN: Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hit me with a “cease and desist letter,” or will they just continue to “punish” me?)


— Al Franken To Resign ‘In Coming Weeks’; Immediately Pivots To Blame Trump – Christine Rousselle


— Nobel economics winner says Trump tax plans spur inequality, tax avoidance
— U.S. lawmakers propose ban on arbitration of sexual misconduct claims – Daniel Wiessner (DIERSEN: I am an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. But there are many reasons to not sign arbitration agreements. SEE:


— 21 GOP governors write Congress, urging completion of a tax bill. What about the other 13? – John Wagner


— Spread the swamp? Trump administration wants to move government offices out of Washington – Evan Halper (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, people hate past, present, and future federal employees. How strongly do you hate past, present, and future federal employees?)


— Treasury office accused of deceiving GAO auditors – Kevin Wack


— Popular Employee Perks For Attracting And Motivating Talent – David Rodeck (DIERSEN: Knowing that they were earning credits toward a Civil Service Retirement System pension helped me and those who shared my demographics endure tremendous efforts by our Democrat superiors in the federal government to waste our careers and to get rid of us.)

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.