January 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— INAUGURATION DAY 2017: DONALD TRUMP IS USA’S 45TH PRESIDENT
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/inauguration-day-2017-donald-trump-is-usas-45th-president/1711736/
— TRUMP PROTESTERS RALLY IN DALEY PLAZA, MARCH THROUGH THE LOOP – Will Jones and Liz Nagy
http://abc7chicago.com/news/trump-protesters-rally-and-march-through-the-loop/1712879/
— DONALD TRUMP PROTESTERS CLASH WITH POLICE AFTER INAUGURATION; 6 OFFICERS INJURED, 217 ARRESTED – Chuck Goudie
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-protesters-clash-with-dc-police-after-inauguration/1712406/
— PHOTOS: PROTESTERS AT DONALD TRUMP’S INAUGURATION
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/photos-protesters-at-donald-trumps-inauguration/1711988/

 

NBC5
— President Donald Trump: ‘It’s Going to Be Only America First’  “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you the people,” Trump said
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/President-Donald-Trump-Inauguration-Day-Swearing-in-Parade-411273515.html
— Critics Zero in on Trump’s Inaugural Address  One Trump supporter called it the best speech he had ever heard – Noreen O’Donnell
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Critics-Zero-in-on-Trumps-Inaugural-Address-411349815.html
— From Protests to Pomp: Dramatic Moments of Inauguration Day  And more of the most talked-about moments of the Trump inauguration
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Trump-Inaugural-Moments-Trending-Inauguration-Cafe-411283695.html
— Protesters Block Traffic Near Trump Tower in Chicago  Organizers say the march has been endorsed by a number of groups including Black Lives Matter Chicago.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Protest-Planned-in-Chicago-After-Trumps-Inauguration-411341925.html
— Trump White House Bemoans Chicago Violence on Website  The city was mentioned on a section of the White House website titled “Standing up for our law enforcement community.” – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Trump-Administration-Takes-Aim-at-Chicago-Violence-411357795.html

 

CBS2
— Trump Administration Takes Aim At Chicago On White House Website
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/20/trump-administration-takes-aim-at-chicago-on-white-house-website/
— City Sells $1.16B In Bonds, But Pays A Heavy Price For CPS Crisis
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/20/city-sells-1-16b-in-bonds-but-pays-a-heavy-price-for-cps-crisis/
— Will Illinois Get Snubbed By Trump White House? Not Necessarily, Observer Says – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/20/will-illinois-get-snubbed-by-post-obama-white-house-not-necessarily-observer-says/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump takes office, pledging to empower America’s ‘forgotten men and women’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-president-20170120-story.html
— Trump White House names and shames Chicago on Day One – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-trump-white-house-website-crime-0122-chicago-inc-20170120-story.html
— More than 200 D.C. protesters arrested in day of clashes with cops at Trump inauguration – Theresa Vargas, Taylor Hartz, Peter Hermann
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-inauguration-protests-20170120-story.html
— Not much to like in proposal for budget woes – Scott Reeder
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-reeder-column-st-0122-20170120-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Vernon Hills upholds video gambling ban – Rick Kambic
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/vernon-hills/news/ct-vhr-video-gambling-rejected-again-tl-0126-20170119-story.html
— Ex-Sen. Kirk may become lobbyist, complains ‘white Republicans’ not invited on Air Force One – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-mark-kirk-to-open-lobbying-firm-0120-chicago-inc-20170119-story.html
— Immigration, criminal justice top agenda for anti-Trump protesters in Chicago – Grace Wong and Gregory Pratt  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they 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.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-inauguration-protest-chicago-met-20170120-story.html
— Give President Donald Trump a chance – Hugh Hewitt
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-give-president-donald-trump-a-chance-20170120-story.html
— From Cullerton and Radogno, 2 choices for Illinois senators: Something or nothing. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-budget-madigan-rauner-cullerton-radogno-edit-0123-20170120-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois backers of Trump have their day in Washington.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-inauguration-illinois-reaction-0121-20170120-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump women.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-buses-to-dc-met-20170120-story.html
— BEYOND TRAGIC: Suburbs see growth in tax revenue from video gambling – Mike Nolan
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-southland-video-gambling-st-0122-20170120-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “President Trump misses chance to unite country in speech.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-president-trump-misses-chance-to-unite-country-in-speech/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump believes what he’s saying — and that’s what’s scary.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/brown-trump-believes-what-hes-saying-and-thats-whats-scary/
— Small ray of hope for fairer school funding in Illinois – Phil Kadner  (DIERSEN: My parents helped Crete-Monee School District 201-U (http://www.cm201u.org/) cut its expenses during the 1950s and 1960s by sending my brother and I to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/kadner-small-ray-of-hope-for-fairer-school-funding-in-illinois/
— On Day One, Trump’s White House spotlights Chicago crime on web – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/on-day-one-trumps-white-house-spotlights-chicago-crime-on-web/
— Anti-Trump protesters fill Daley Plaza – Andy Grimm
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/anti-trump-protesters-fill-daley-plaza/
— Alderman demands Emanuel relax police hiring standards now – Fran Spielman (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://chicago.suntimes.com/news/alderman-demands-emanuel-relax-police-hiring-standards-now/
— Wanted — again: City Council financial analyst – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: Of course, applicants should/must be Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/wanted-again-city-council-financial-analyst/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Cullerton, Radogno want to make sure tax hike is ‘adequate’ – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170120/news/170129888/
— Suburbanites reflect on witnessing historic Trump inauguration
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170120/news/170129871/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 20 ways to celebrate inauguration weekend in Chicago, whether you’re pro-Trump or protesting – JUDITH RUIZ-BRANCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170120/NEWS07/170119819/celebrate-inauguration-weekend-in-chicago-pro-trump-or-protest

 

WTTW
— UIC Students Hold Protest During Trump Inauguration – Evan Garcia  (DIERSEN: UIC accepted me in 1966 when I was 18 years old. If I was 18 years old today, I doubt that UIC would accept me.  From what I see, ever-increasingly, UIC is 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://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/01/20/uic-students-hold-protest-during-trump-inauguration

 

WJDB RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trump women.
http://www.wjbdradio.com/local-news/2017/01/19/50k-people-expected-at-chicago-womens-march-on-saturday

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Local Reaction To Inauguration – Jordan Abudayyeh  (DIERSEN: In my precinct, only 137 voted for Trump while 211 voted for Clinton.  I wonder what their reaction to the inauguration is.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/local-reaction-to-inauguration

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— B-N residents: Inauguration ‘unbelievable,’ ’emotional’ – Julia Evelsizer
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/b-n-residents-in-d-c-inauguration-was-unbelievable/article_82c6dfd0-2308-5314-b1a8-b0b45e9befbd.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Senate leaders promise budget-deal vote Wednesday – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article127676499.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote anti-Trumps.
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article127731809.html
— Illinoisans get emotional during Trump’s inauguration – NONA TEPPER
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article127838684.html

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— What Trump, Congress can do for Illinois – Diana Rickert
http://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/local/what-trump-congress-can-do-for-illinois/article_54582df1-5ef5-5d93-86e2-5ea0c55c283c.html

 

SOUTHERN
— State Senate, House consider eliminating future lawmakers’ pensions – DEBBY HERNANDEZ  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, you are denigrated, and you are condemned if you are in line to get a pension or if you are getting a pension.  The bigger that pension, the more that you are demonized, you are denigrated, and you are condemned.)
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-senate-house-consider-eliminating-future-lawmakers-pensions/article_47791d78-7aeb-51bd-8bfa-8de74afa6277.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Ballots taking shape for Downers Grove school district races – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/12/30/ballots-taking-shape-for-downers-grove-school-district-races/aqg21gn/
— Wheaton mayor: City bustling with business activity  Mayor Michael Gresk delivers State of the City address – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/01/19/wheaton-mayor-city-bustling-with-business-activity/aomnrsk/

 

CHICAGOIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois Lawmakers Defend Inauguration No-Shows, Slam Trump’s Speech.”
http://chicagoist.com/2017/01/20/illinois_lawmakers_trump_inaugurati.php

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— Inauguration Day Protests: Chicago Police Gather At Trump Tower Shortly After President Sworn In  Demonstrators from other events across the city plan to march to President Donald Trump’s building for a joint rally Friday night. – Joe Vince
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/inauguration-day-protests-chicago-police-assemble-trump-tower-shortly-after

 

CHICAGO REPORTER
— What’s at stake for Chicago and Illinois under President Trump – Curtis Black
http://chicagoreporter.com/whats-at-stake-for-chicago-and-illinois-under-president-trump/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage – Candidate Ghani removed from the ballot – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/college-of-dupage-candidate-ghani-removed-from-the-ballot/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Gives Jack Franks New Power – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/20/rauner-gives-jack-franks-new-power/
— Charles Thomas’ WLS Report on Jennifer Lawrence’s Trump Inauguration Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/20/charles-thomas-report-on-jennifer-lawrences-trump/
— ABC’s Charles Thomas Interviews Trump Supporters in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/20/abcs-charles-thomas-interviews-trump-supporters-in-crystal-lake/
— “Crook County,” the Movie
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/01/20/crook-county-the-movie/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS SHOULDN’T BE FORCED TO BAIL OUT POLITICIANS’ FAILURES  The Illinois Senate’s budget “compromise” hits Illinoisans with more than $5 billion in tax hikes, continued budget deficits and no real reforms. – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-taxpayers-shouldnt-be-forced-to-bail-out-politicians-failures/?linkId=33599808
— SHRINKING MCHENRY COUNTY NEEDS TO CAP AND CUT PROPERTY TAXES  Local officials’ failure to address skyrocketing property taxes has pushed residents out of McHenry County at astonishing rates. – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/shrinking-mchenry-county-needs-to-cap-and-cut-property-taxes/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHAKOWSKY: TRUMP’S HATEFUL RHETORIC WILL NOW LIVE IN WHITE HOUSE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/schakowsky-trumps-hateful-rhetoric-will-now-live-in-white-house.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— And now for a little bit of good news  (DIERSEN: What percent of films promote the Democrat Party platform – 70%, 80%, 90+%?)
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/20/and-now-for-a-little-bit-of-good-news/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Donald Trump rips into establishment, pledges to keep every campaign promise – Charles Hurt
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-rips-establishment-pledges-keep-every/
— Donald Trump: We will ‘eradicate’ ‘radical Islamic terrorism’ ‘from the face of the Earth’ – David Sherfinski
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-we-will-eradicate-radical-islamic-ter/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump pledges $10G to supporter from Illinois going to inaugural ball in donated suit
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/20/trump-pledges-10g-to-supporter-going-to-inaugural-ball-in-donated-suit.html

 

NUMBERS USA
— TRUMP INAUGURAL PLEDGE: IMMIGRATION POLICY WILL ‘BENEFIT AMERICAN WORKERS & AMERICAN FAMILIES’ – Roy Beck  (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that all the jobs that I had were bad jobs, but at the same time, they hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the jobs that I had should have been given to minorities, to women, to younger people, and to veterans instead of me.)
https://www.numbersusa.com/blog/trump-inaugural-pledges-immigration-policy-serve-american-workers

 

GOPUSA
— Leftists Protest and Riot During Inauguration
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19522
— CNN Hires Inexperienced Daughter of Valerie Jarrett to Cover Trump DOJ
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=19497

 

BREITBART
— Trump Offers Down on His Luck Illinois Father Shane Bouvet $10,000 Check at Inaugural Event – WARNER TODD HUSTON
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/20/trump-offers-father-luck-10000-check-inaugural-event/
— Krauthammer: ‘They’re Quaking in Their Boots in Foreign Capitals’ – PAM KEY  (DIERSEN: Foreign countries want America to be pro-foreign countries, not pro-America.  Many foreign countries see America as having been a useful idiot for them.)
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/01/20/krauthammer-theyre-quaking-boots-foreign-capitals/

 

THE BLAZE
— Obama leaving Trump with a massive debt crisis – Justin Haskins
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/commentary-obama-leaving-trump-with-a-massive-debt-crisis/
— Schools offer grief counseling to those upset by Inauguration Day – Glenn Beck
http://www.theblaze.com/podcasts/schools-offer-grief-counseling-to-those-upset-by-inauguration-day/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Can America’s Divides Be Healed? – DAVID FRENCH (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, they operatives, and their dupes focus on divides.  They pit individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors AGAINST THOSE THAT ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.  Should I write a book about the leading dividers in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois?)
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/444064/donald-trump-political-polarization-challenging-problem

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Anti-Trump Rally Escalates Into Mayhem as Protesters Engage in Window Smashing, Police Confrontation… – KYLE BECKER
http://ijr.com/2017/01/782094-white-protester-screams-no-racist-cops-at-anti-trump-rally-fails-to-notice-guys-standing-right-in-front-of-him/

 

THE HILL
— MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Trump inauguration speech ‘Hitlerian’ – JOE CONCHA  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps make it clear that they are anti-American.)
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/315324-msnbcs-chris-matthews-trump-inauguration-speech-hitlerian
— Trump: We’re giving power back to the people – JORDAN FABIAN  (DIERSEN: Yes, but what about those people who want more power 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://thehill.com/homenews/administration/315275-trump-were-giving-power-back-to-the-people
— Trump fails to mention Clinton in inaugural address – TIM DEVANEY
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/315292-trump-fails-to-mention-clinton-in-inaugural-address

 

POLITICO
— White House orders ‘immediate regulatory freeze’  (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government used Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion regulations and Republican-led budget cuts to justify their wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/white-house-orders-immediate-regulatory-freeze-233951

 

CNN
— Trump becomes 45th President of the United States – Stephen Collinson
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/20/politics/donald-trump-inauguration-highlights/index.html
— Inaugural address: Trump’s full speech
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/20/politics/trump-inaugural-address/index.html
— Here’s how much Obama’s pension is worth – Chris Isidore  (DIERSEN: On September 30, 1997, 49-year old David John Diersen succumbed to threats from his Democrat GAO superiors and became a federal retiree.  In today’s dollars, a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension is $50,720 and b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy for my wife and I is $16,854.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to be furious about that.  In my defense, I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. In addition, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/34308844/heres-how-much-obamas-pension-is-worth
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree. His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary. Obama and every other former president also get seven months of “transition” services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets lifetime Secret Service protection as well as allowances for things such as travel, office expenses, communications and health care coverage. All those extra expenses can really add up. In 2015 they ranged from a bit over $200,000 for Jimmy Carter to $800,000 for George W. Bush, according to a government report. Carter doesn’t get health insurance because you have to work for the federal government for five years to qualify. The pensions and other benefits were first created in 1958, when former President Harry Truman was experiencing financial trouble. The annual payments are currently the same as what cabinet secretaries earn in a given year, and those salaries are set by Congress. But the days of this kind of taxpayer support for ex-presidents may be numbered. Last year, the Republican Congress passed a bill that would have set a flat $200,000 a year in pension payments and capped other expenses at $200,000 a year per president. The cost of living increases for the pension would be tied to the same formula used to increase social security benefits. But that $400,000 could quickly disappear under the proposed law, which cuts the pension and expense payments by a dollar for every dollar that a former president earns above $400,000. So taxpayers are off the hook entirely once a president earns $800,000 a year. Given that most former presidents can earn significant incomes from speeches and writing books, it’s very possible that the taxpayer support of former executives could become a thing of the past. But Obama vetoed the legislation, telling Congress that he did so because the bill also would have terminated the salaries and benefits of former presidents’ staff, and made it harder for the Secret Service to protect former presidents. “If the Congress returns the bill having appropriately addressed these concerns, I will sign it,” he said. But the legislation never got back to his desk. The president’s salary is $400,000, but during the campaign President Trump said he would decline the pay.)

 

ABC NEWS
— Confrontation Near Parade Route Escalates, Pepper Spray Used – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/protesters-planning-disrupt-donald-trumps-big-day-44910969

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Revels and Glides Through First Day of Presidency – MAGGIE HABERMAN and GLENN THRUSH
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/us/politics/president-trump-day.html
— Donald Trump Inauguration: Protests Break Out in Downtown Washington – YAMICHE ALCINDOR, NICK CORASANITI and JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/us/politics/donald-trump-inauguration.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A nasty anti-Trump says “Trump’s America is a rotten place.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/01/20/trumps-america-is-a-rotten-place/?utm_term=.0cb991ff769b
— Trump changes White House website, signaling policy priorities – Ashley Parker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/01/20/moments-after-taking-the-oath-president-trump-transforms-white-house-website/
— Donald Trump is sworn in as president, vows to end ‘American carnage’ – David A. Fahrenthold, Robert Costa and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-be-sworn-in-marking-a-transformative-shift-in-the-countrys-leadership/2017/01/20/954b9cac-de7d-11e6-ad42-f3375f271c9c_story.html
— Inauguration protesters vandalize city, try to disrupt Trump’s oath, police arrest nearly 100 – Theresa Vargas, Taylor Hartz and Arelis R. Hernández
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/protesters-bring-shouts-skirmishes-and-shutdowns-to-inauguration-celebration/2017/01/20/00ea4c72-df11-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump signs executive order that could effectively gut Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-signs-executive-order-that-could-lift-affordable-care-acts-individual-mandate/2017/01/20/8c99e35e-df70-11e6-b2cf-b67fe3285cbc_story.html
— Inaugural Balls: How the Trumps partied – Elahe Izadi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/01/20/inaugural-balls-how-the-trumps-partied/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Anti-Trump protesters smash windows, throw flares in DC – Stephanie Pagones and Gabrielle Fronrouge
http://nypost.com/2017/01/20/anti-trump-protesters-smash-windows-throw-flares-in-dc/

 

USA TODAY
— Horrified celebrities are live-tweeting Trump’s Inauguration Day – Maeve McDermott
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/01/20/horrified-celebrities-live-tweeting-donald-trump-inauguration/96834056/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump’s Inauguration: Live Analysis  Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the U.S.
http://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/donald-trump-inauguration?mod=djemalertNEWS
— Some Protests in Washington Violent Ahead of Trump Swearing-In  Others were peaceful as they tried to shut down several entrances to the National Mall – BEN KESLING, BYRON TAU and DEVLIN BARRETT
http://www.wsj.com/articles/some-protests-in-washington-violent-ahead-of-trump-wearing-in-1484932391
— In Retirement, It’s Save Now or Pay (a Lot) Later  Strategies to motivate yourself to save more sooner, drawing on the latest behavioral research – ANNE TERGESEN
http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-retirement-its-save-now-or-pay-a-lot-later-1484908217
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Given a choice between satisfying our immediate needs and desires or focusing on the future, the here and now typically wins out. That impulse doesn’t bode well for retirement savings. The psychological tendency to prioritize the present over the future has troubling implications, especially in an era in which Social Security is underfunded and old-fashioned pension plans are falling by the wayside, leaving individuals increasingly responsible for creating their own retirement security. “Time, resources and attention are limited,” says Neil Lewis Jr., a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology at the University of Michigan and co-author of a recent study that examined ways to counteract the impulse to spend now instead of saving for retirement. “People allocate them to events that are pressing, rather than to events that may happen later.” . . . The bad news: The savings crisis is deepening as 52% of American households are at risk of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement, up from 45% in 2004, according to Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research. The center calculates a cumulative retirement savings shortfall of $6.4 trillion.)

 

FORBES
— Many Critical National Issues Go Missing In New Trump White House Website – Erik Sherman  (DIERSEN: Since 2009, members of the following groups have determined what the critical national issue were: anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, 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.)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2017/01/20/critical-national-issues-go-missing-in-the-new-trump-white-house-focus/#2e34461a2c03

 

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— The coming storm for journalism under Trump – David Uberti and Pete Vernon
http://www.cjr.org/special_report/trump_media_journalism_washington_press.php

 

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Welcome to the Trump Dark Age.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/139969/welcome-trump-dark-age
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was aimed at his supporters and no one else.”
https://newrepublic.com/minutes/140008/donald-trumps-inauguration-speech-aimed-supporters-no-one-else

 

LAW 360
— GAO Says It Saved $63B For Gov’t In 2016 – Daniel Wilson  (DIERSEN: After working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $79,563-$90,173, I transferred to GAO in 1980.  GAO audits IRS. The Democrats who ran GAO wasted my knowledge of IRS, wasted my career, and forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.law360.com/tax/articles/883194/gao-says-it-saved-63b-for-gov-t-in-2016
(FROM THE ARTICLE:  The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday said it had helped save the federal government more than $63 billion in fiscal 2016, pointing to efforts such as helping to stem improper Medicare payments, cut procurement costs, and streamline tax collection. The efforts of the GAO’s nearly 3,000 employees collectively generated $63.4 billion in benefits for the federal government in FY2016, returning $112 for each dollar of its $555.3 million budget, the watchdog said in its annual report to Congress.)

 

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 325 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $279,900
http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/wheaton-il/1_fs/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4448242_zpid/

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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