February 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— FEDERAL APPEALS COURT KEEPS RESTRAINING ORDER BLOCKING TRUMP TRAVEL BAN – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/federal-appeals-court-refuses-to-reinstate-trump-travel-ban/1746635/
— LAWMAKERS AIM TO MAKE OBAMA’S BIRTHDAY A HOLIDAY IN ILLINOIS – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawmakers-aim-to-make-obamas-birthday-a-holiday-in-illinois/1746505/
— KELLYANNE CONWAY HAS BEEN ‘COUNSELED’ FOR IVANKA PITCH – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-conway-counseled-for-ivanka-pitch/1746664/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn you if you do not glorify and praise immigrants.
http://abc7chicago.com/society/top-chef-alum-immigrants-made-america-great/1743794/

 

NBC5
— Early and Often? 31 People Voted Twice in Michigan Election
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Early-and-Often-31-People-Voted-Twice-in-Michigan-Election-413350273.html

 

CBS2
— Rep. Rush Likens Madigan-Rauner Political War To ‘King Kong Vs. Godzilla’
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/02/09/rep-rush-likens-madigan-rauner-political-war-to-king-kong-vs-godzilla/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— CPD officers cleared of allegations by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush of racial profiling  (DIERSEN: It may come out that Rush succeeded in getting my Democrat GAO superiors to force me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old so that my Black Democrat subordinate could have my job and have my preferred corner office.  Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, and their supporters would have no problem with that because they all promote patronage.  SEE:
http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/234830329-story

 

WLS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners report that anti-Rauner Chris Kennedy says that Rauner has been a “failure.”
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/02/09/chris-kennedy-on-wls-rauner-has-been-a-failure/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Decision 2018’ complicates search for Illinois budget solution in 2017 – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-rauner-2018-election-illinois-budget–perspec-0210-20170209-column.html
— I have seen first-hand the abuse and fraud in the U.S. refugee program – Mary Doetsch, Wheeling
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-i-have-seen-first-hand-the-abuse-and-fraud-in-the-u-s-refugee-program-20170206-story.html
— Social service groups file second lawsuit against Rauner, other Illinois leaders – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-state-social-services-sues-downstate-met-0210-20170209-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote CNN.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-fake-news-cnn-trump-perspec-0210-jm-20170209-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Emanuel says “Not good for country if people don’t take what a president says seriously.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-trump-not-taken-seriously-met-20170209-story.html
— Trump’s travel moratorium: What a hopeless disaster – Charles Krauthammer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-muslim-ban-krauthammer-perspec-0210-jm-20170209-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner tells state workers Madigan is forcing ‘crisis showdown’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-tells-state-workers-madigan-is-forcing-crisis-showdown/
— US appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump’s travel ban – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/appeals-court-decision-on-trump-travel-ban-coming-thursday/
— Diana Rauner’s nonprofit among group again suing governor, state – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/diana-rauners-nonprofit-among-group-again-suing-governor-state/
— Now let’s hear from the Gov about that ‘grand bargain’ – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-now-lets-hear-from-the-gov-about-that-grand-bargain/
— GOP pol: Kellyanne Conway ‘wrong’ to pitch Ivanka Trump fashions – BERNARD CONDON AND JULIE BYKOWICZ
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gop-pol-kellyanne-conway-wrong-to-pitch-ivanka-trump-fashions/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage group pushing for all municipalities to get home rule power – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170209/news/170208818/
— History buffs try to save Wheaton mansion from wrecking ball – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170209/news/170208901/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lawmakers aim to make Obama’s birthday an Illinois holiday – AP
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170209/NEWS02/170209827/chicago-lawmakers-aim-to-make-obamas-birthday-an-illinois-holiday
— Race for guv to star two men not on ballot: Trump and Madigan – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170209/BLOGS02/170209825/race-for-guv-to-star-two-men-not-on-ballot-trump-and-madigan

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Caterpillar move saddens Rauner – Nick Vlahos
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170209/nick-in-am-caterpillar-move-saddens-rauner

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Governor Rauner Ducks State Payment Question.”
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/governor-rauner-ducks-state-payment-question#stream/0

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “For Trump, a solitary start to life in the White House.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/34470502/for-trump-a-solitary-start-to-life-in-the-white-house

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— State jobs landing pads for election losers – Scott Reeder
http://www.qconline.com/opinion/state-jobs-landing-pads-for-election-losers/article_9ac5edcf-b94c-555f-abda-41f842bc3b58.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL
— Rauner says he will veto Dems’ bill to guarantee state worker pay – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170209/rauner-says-he-will-veto-dems-bill-to-guarantee-state-worker-pay

 

SOUTHERN
— Rauner, lawmakers can’t agree who writes school funding plan – AP
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rauner-lawmakers-can-t-agree-who-writes-school-funding-plan/article_10314025-dd5c-510a-a6a3-cee60ee893cd.html

 

DAILY NORTH SHORE
— New Trier Seminar is One-Sided – Nancy Thorner and Joseph Morris
https://jwcdaily.com/2017/02/09/opinion-new-trier-seminar-is-one-sided/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Governor Rauner Weighs in on Caterpillar Global Headquarters Move  “It’s going to harm central Peoria and Central Illinois” – Alyssa Paldo
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/governor-rauner-weighs-in-on-caterpillar-global-headquarters-move/654243566
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump, who never served in the military, goes after Senate veterans. President sends string of tweets Thursday morning.” Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have stressed that I am NOT A VETERAN because I sought and obtained student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. Since 1966, they have stressed a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/donald-trump-who-never-served-in-the-military-goes-after-senate-veterans/654044539
— Democrats call for Conway investigation after Ivanka Trump plug  Conway urged people to ‘go buy Ivanka’s stuff’ – DEIRDRE WALSH  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did not call for any kind of investigations; they just went ahead and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969, forced me to resign in 1969, disallowed my partial day per diem requests in 1974, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, passed me over for promotions to GS-13, forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut to transfer between agencies, kept me off assignments in which I could contribute the most 1980-1985 and 1989-1997, passed me over for promotions to GS-14, and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.  None of the aforesaid would have occurred if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/spicer-conway-has-been-counseled-after-ivanka-trump-plug/654111397

 

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says Dick Durbin says “It’s Time To Resist, NOT Retreat!!”
http://www.chicagonow.com/recesses-mind/2017/02/dick-durbin-its-time-to-resist-not-retreat/

 

NAVAGATOR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Gov. Rauner failing to lead state.”
http://www.navigatorjournal.com/opinion/article_46e5b174-ef0d-11e6-971d-3fbd3d0e817f.html

 

ILLINOIS HOMEPAGE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Casino in Springfield?  (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/casino-in-springfield/654260547
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump “Students protest travel ban.” (DIERSEN: To get hired, how strongly will anti-Trump students stress to potential employers that they are anti-Trump, 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.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/students-protest-travel-ban/654169035

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN’S MILLIONS: HOW THE SPEAKER SELLS HIS SWAY  The speaker’s law firm makes millions in the clout-heavy game of Cook County property tax appeals. – Austin Berg  (DIERSEN: If you own real estate and if you wanted to sell it, how much less than its assessed value would you end up selling it for?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigans-millions-how-the-speaker-sells-his-sway/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP says Comptroller Mendoza “bought and paid for” by Madigan
http://capitolfax.com/2017/02/09/ilgop-says-comptroller-mendoza-bought-and-paid-for-by-madigan/

 

CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN NEWS
— ROGUE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES NEED TO GO – Kent Kellar (DIERSEN: In 1988, the Democrats who ran GAO deemed me to be a rogue employee that had to go when I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/09/rogue-government-employees-need-to-go/
— TIMES CHANGE BUT DEMOCRATS DON’T – Kent Kellar (DIERSEN: Since the Civil War, Democrats have shouted at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.)
http://conservativerepublicannews.com/2017/02/09/times-change-but-democrats-dont/

 

FOX NEWS
— Chicago schools CEO under fire for blaming financial woes on ‘Trump-like’ governor – Elizabeth Llorente  (DIERSEN: What demographics do you share with Trump?  Both he and I are Protestant (I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/09/chicago-schools-ceo-under-fire-for-blaming-financial-woes-on-trump-like-governor.html
— Protests erupt outside Phoenix ICE office after arrest of illegal immigrant  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with foreign countries and with their citizens AGAINST America and AGAINST its citizens.)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/09/protests-erupt-outside-phoenix-ice-office-after-arrest-illegal-immigrant.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Many Conservatives Find it Difficult to Defend Trump – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.newsmax.com/JonahGoldberg/trump-conservatives-pence-policy/2017/02/09/id/772783/
— Trump Blasts McCain: ‘Losing So Long He Doesn’t Know How to Win’ – Joe Crowe
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/McCain-Trump-Ryan-Owens/2017/02/09/id/772735/

 

GOPUSA
— Trump’s Immigration Pause and the Media Backlash
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=20468
— Wisconsin work requirement for parents on food stamps will affect 98K
http://www.gopusa.com/wi-work-requirement-for-parents-on-food-stamps-will-affect-98k/
— Democrats are ‘party of the KKK’ and use racism charge as crutch, Ted Cruz says
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-are-party-of-the-kkk-and-use-racism-charge-as-crutch-ted-cruz-says/

 

BREITBART
— Retailer Target Abruptly Shuts Expansion Projects amid Boycott over Transgender Policy – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/08/amid-falling-stock-prices-retailer-target-abruptly-shuts-high-profile-growth-projects/

 

CHRISTIAN TODAY
— White Supremacist David Duke Celebrates Appointment Of Jeff Sessions As Attorney General – Joseph Hartropp  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes work against those individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestants, conservatives, Republicans, Americans, Whites, males, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/white.supremacist.david.duke.celebrates.appointment.of.jeff.sessions.as.attorney.general/104572.htm

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— DeVos is not as conservative on social issues as you think – Peter LaBarbera
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/devos-may-not-be-as-conservative-on-social-issues-as-you-think
— Canadian Federal employees must take and pass ‘gender equality’ test, or else – Pete Baklinski  (DIERSEN: In America, Democrats run the federal government.  If you are a federal employee who does not promote planks in the Democrat Party platform that conflict with planks in Republican Party platform, the Democrats who run the federal government get rid of you.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-federal-employees-given-three-chances-to-pass-gender-equality-test

 

THE COLLEGE FIX
— Barnard College pledges to hire professors based on skin color, mandates social-justice workshops – TONI AIRAKSINEN (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31027/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Union tells Congress: Stop focusing on bad federal workers – PETE KASPEROWICZ  (DIERSEN: Of course, since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was a “bad federal worker” and that is the ONLY REASON a) WHY my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, did not promote me beyond GS-13, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take an $18,847 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, b) WHY my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims, and c) WHY my Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/union-tells-congress-stop-focusing-on-bad-federal-workers/article/2614396

 

CNN
— 9th Circuit rules against reinstating travel ban – Ariane de Vogue
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/09/politics/travel-ban-9th-circuit-ruling/index.html

 

THE HILL
— Durbin calls for Senate hearings on Trump’s immigration orders – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/318648-durbin-requests-senate-hearings-on-trumps-immigration-orders
— Appeals court unanimously rejects Trump on travel ban – MELANIE ZANONA
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/318327-appeals-court-rejects-trump-on-travel-ban
— GOP states move to block sanctuary cities after Trump order – REID WILSON  (DIERSEN: When will Rauner “move to block sanctuary cities” in Illinois?)
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/318754-gop-states-move-to-block-sanctuary-cities-after-trump-order
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Conway’s hawking for Ivanka triggers outcry.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/318791-conways-hawking-for-ivanka-triggers-outcry
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Bannon and Priebus: The odd couple that holds Trump’s keys to success.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/318718-bannon-and-priebus-the-odd-couple-that-holds-trumps

 

AOL NEWS
— Poll shows Trump administration is more trusted than the news media  (DIERSEN: Who do you trust more?  Me or my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/02/09/shocking-poll-shows-trump-adminstration-is-more-trusted-than-the/21710627/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss – ADAM LIPTAK
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/09/us/politics/appeals-court-trump-travel-ban.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump shows some interest in a dead immigration bill — the one Republicans killed – Lisa Mascaro
http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-1486680277-htmlstory.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal appeals court maintains suspension of Trump’s immigration order – Matt Zapotosky
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/federal-appeals-court-maintains-suspension-of-trumps-immigration-order/2017/02/09/e8526e70-ed47-11e6-9662-6eedf1627882_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Appeals Court Rules Against Trump Travel Ban  Judges say temporary halt on executive order should continue – DEVLIN BARRETT and BRENT KENDALL
https://www.wsj.com/articles/appeals-court-rules-against-trump-travel-ban-1486682025
— Most Undocumented Immigrants Live in 20 Metro Areas  In 2014, the 20 metropolitan areas with the largest undocumented population were home to 6.8 million, or 61%, of the estimated 11.1 million in the U.S. – MIRIAM JORDAN
https://www.wsj.com/articles/most-undocumented-immigrants-live-in-20-metro-areas-1486669245
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of those cities are Democratic. Greater New York, with 1.2 million undocumented immigrants, and metropolitan Los Angeles, with one million, were home to the largest number of people in the U.S. unlawfully. They are among several major metropolitan areas with large undocumented populations, including Chicago, San Jose and Boston, whose mayors have pledged not to cooperate with federal efforts to step up immigration enforcement.)

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Will There Be Another President Kennedy? Chris Kennedy Runs For Illinois Governor, But His Relatives Also Have Political Ambitions.”
http://www.ibtimes.com/will-there-be-another-president-kennedy-chris-kennedy-runs-illinois-governor-his-2489219

 

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democratic State Representative Sara Feigenholtz Proposes Bill to Promote Abortion.
http://motto.time.com/4665811/illinois-abortion-rights-bill/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Kellyanne Conway’s Endorsement of Ivanka Products Apparently Violates Federal Law.”
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/02/conways-ivanka-product-endorsement-apparently-broke-the-law.html

 

FED SMITH
— Cutting the Federal Workforce Is Harder Than It Sounds – Jeff Neal
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/02/09/cutting-the-federal-workforce-is-harder-than-it-sounds/

 

DAILY KOS
— IL-Gov: Chris Kennedy (D) Doesn’t Hold Back, Labels Bruce Rauner (R) As Heartless
http://m.dailykos.com/story/2017/02/09/1631829/-IL-Gov-Chris-Kennedy-D-Doesn-t-Hold-Back-Labels-Bruce-Rauner-R-As-Heartless

 

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Counselor gets counseled! Kellyanne gets slap-on-the-wrist from White House after she shamelessly tells Americans to ‘Go buy Ivanka’s stuff’ during TV interview after Nordstrom pulled plug on her label.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4208440/Kellyanne-Conway-tells-Americans-buy-Ivanka-s-stuff.html

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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