January 3 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump to Rahm: Get Chicago violence under control or feds will step in
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/226818820-story

 

ABC7
— AMEYA PAWAR, 47TH WARD ALDERMAN, TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR IN 2018 – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-alderman-ameya-pawar-to-run-for-governor-in-2018/1683989/
— MONIQUE DAVIS, LONGTIME CHICAGO STATE REPRESENTATIVE, RETIRES
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/monique-davis-longtime-chicago-state-representative-retires/1684937/
— RETREATING AFTER TRUMP TWEET, GOP WON’T GUT ETHICS OFFICE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/retreating-after-trump-tweet-gop-wont-gut-ethics-office/1684007/

 

NBC5
— Illinois GOP Calls Pawar a ‘Tax-Hiking Politician,’ Pawar Fires Back – Carol Marin  (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, what would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes call you?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Illinois-GOP-Calls-Pawar-a-Tax-Hiking-Politician-Pawar-Fires-Back-409571325.html

 

CBS2
— Trump Wants Chicago To Use Stop-And-Frisk Practices To Curb Crime
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/03/trump-wants-chicago-to-use-stop-and-frisk-practices-to-curb-crime/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats stress that Duckworth and Krishnamoorthi and Mah and Pawar are Asian-American.
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/01/03/duckworth-other-asian-american-politicians-making-mark-in-illinois/

 

WGN RADIO
— One reporter’s tale of covering Donald Trump’s campaign for over a year – JEFF CARLIN
http://wgnradio.com/2017/01/03/one-reporters-tale-of-covering-donald-trumps-campaign-for-over-a-year/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ald. Ameya Pawar says he’s running for governor – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ald-ameya-pawar-says-hes-running-for-governor/
— Dems need good ideas, competitive vision more than wealth – Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: How much money do you have, that is, what is your income and what is your net worth?  All my critics/opponents have lots of money. Therefore, as you would expect, their operatives and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the more money that you have, the more credible that you are.  For example, on a scale of 1 to 5, your credibility is 1 if your net worth is more than $10 million, 2 if it is more than $20 million, 3 if it is more than $40 million, 4 if it is more than $80 million, and 5 if it is more than $160 million.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-dems-need-good-ideas-competitive-vision-more-than-wealth/
— City retirees outraged by Emanuel’s bragging health care email – Fran Spielman  (DIERSEN: I expect that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will focus on getting Trump a) to cut if not eliminate Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pensions and b) to cut if not eliminate federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies for CSRS retirees.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/city-retirees-outraged-by-emanuels-bragging-health-care-email/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retired city employees are furious about what they call a “heartless” 2015 email written by Mayor Rahm Emanuel bragging about the now-completed, three-year phase-out of the city’s retiree health care program, including a 55 percent subsidy.)
—  Kudos to Megyn Kelly after a nasty year for women – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-kudos-to-megyn-kelly-in-a-nasty-year-for-women/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois in danger of becoming a failed state – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-0104-20170103-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Chicago booze and Detroit wheels: What Trump doesn’t get about global trade.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-trade-trump-tpp-ford-gm-illinois-midwest-edit-0104-md-20170103-story.html
— Ald. Pawar says he’s running for Illinois governor – Hal Dardick and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-ameya-pawar-governor-race-met-0104-20170103-story.html
— Resignation of D112 board member draws attention to racist online remarks – Karen Berkowitz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-d112-board-vacancy-tl-0105-20170103-story.html
— NAACP holds sit-in at Jeff Sessions’ Alabama office to protest attorney general nomination
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-naacp-jeff-sessions-protest-20170103-story.html
— More than 1,100 law school professors oppose Jeff Sessions’s nomination as attorney general – Sari Horwitz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-jeff-sessions-attorney-general-law-professors-20170103-story.html
— Obama’s legacy: Uniter or divider? – Clarence Page  (DIERSEN: Obama focused dividing those who 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 WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-president-obama-legacy-uniter-perspec-0104-20170103-story.html
— A Trump tweet that doesn’t spark outrage in Chicago – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-trump-tweets-kass-0104-20170103-column.html
— Chicago’s crime epidemic: How you can help – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-mentor-emanuel-chicago-crime-homicide-murder-edit-0104-jm-20170103-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Family: Two sides to story of teen shot by DuPage deputy – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170103/news/170109822/
— After brawl, Fox Valley Mall says it will enforce rule for teen shoppers – Anna Marie Kukec
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170103/business/170109777/
— Three candidates knocked off ballot in Lombard; board races now uncontested – Jessica Cilella
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170103/news/170109738/
— Gilberts trustee tossed off ballot – Elena Ferrarin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170103/news/170109757/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What’s Roskam’s role in House ethics meltdown? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170103/BLOGS02/170109985/whats-roskams-role-in-house-ethics-meltdown
— Ford, under pressure, cancels $1.6 billion Mexico factory – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170103/NEWS05/170109986/ford-under-pressure-cancels-1-6-billion-mexico-factory
— Rauner names Democrats, Cubs star as Order of Lincoln honorees – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170103/BLOGS02/170109979/rauner-names-former-cubs-star-ryne-sandberg-others-as-order-of

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam among those supporting effort to gut independent ethics office – AP
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/01/03/u-s-rep-peter-roskam-among-those-supporting-effort-to-gut-independent-ethics-office/ahj1mco/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Despite Trump tweet, anti-violence options for feds limited – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/despite-trump-tweet-anti-violence-options-for-feds-limited/article_ee35d079-22fb-5e87-bfbf-35d05482e9b3.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Stocks storm into 2017 as Trump rally resumes  New year starts with a bang – MATT EGAN  (DIERSEN: Democrats want a Trump crash. Is the Democrat Party’s ability to manipulate stocks in trouble?)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/stocks-storm-into-2017-as-trump-rally-resumes/635418766
— Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in ‘vote of confidence’ in Trump  CEO: Investment is ‘vote of confidence’ in Trump – HEATHER LONG AND POPPY HARLOW
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/ford-announces-plan-to-create-700-us-jobs/635246377
— George W. Bush, Laura Bush, to attend Trump inauguration  Bill Clinton not yet scheduled to attend – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/george-w-bush-laura-bush-to-attend-trump-inauguration/635318753

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Trump’s Win in 18th District Means High Demand for Inauguration Tickets – TANYA KOONCE  (DIERSEN: How high is the demand for inauguration tickets in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois?)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/trumps-win-18th-district-means-high-demand-inauguration-tickets#stream/0

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Shimkus favors changes in ethics office – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2017-01-03/shimkus-favors-changes-ethics-office.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When Illinois turns you into a chump chasing chump change – Editorial
http://www.bnd.com/opinion/editorials/article124318414.html

 

DUQUOIN EVENING CALL
— Pricey, but exciting: Southern Illinois couple are inaugural-bound  Attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington D.C. will take some financial fortitude, but Linda and Jerry Goforth – long time members of the GOP’s inner circle – say it’s a chance to be part of history. – John Croessman
http://www.duquoin.com/news/20170103/pricey-but-exciting-southern-illinois-couple-are-inaugural-bound

 

  1. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
    — New Illinois Sen. Duckworth raises questions about Trump’s Pentagon nominee – Chuck Raasch  (DIERSEN: If you were asked what experience do you have to raise questions about government decisions and/or about government activities, what would you say? I would stress that GAO audits federal agencies.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels (currently $92,632-$120,427). For almost 9 of those years, I worked on audits of federal financial industry regulators; for almost 6 years, on audits of many other federal agencies; and for 3 years, on audits of IRS.  I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $77,899-$88,286. I served on the Executive Committee of the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants for 13 years.)
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/new-illinois-sen-duckworth-raises-questions-about-trump-s-pentagon/article_6cb7e78c-e0c0-5849-86be-50ebc1ff259f.html

 

CHICAGO READER
— — AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: The economic causes of Chicago’s violence  The city continues to pursue policies that advance inequity. – Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/gun-violence-economics-tifs-2016/Content?oid=24910934

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— Anti-Donald Trump Rally Planned in Chicago for Inauguration Day  Organizers describe the protest at Daley Plaza as “a shot across the bow” at Trump’s incoming political agenda. – Joe Vince  (DIERSEN: How many from your precinct, from your municipality, from your township/ward, and from your county will participate in this protest?)
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/anti-donald-trump-rally-planned-chicago-inauguration-day

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Shelbyville Township Electoral Board Disqualified Themselves From Petition Objection Hearing – John Kraft and Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2017/01/shelbyville-township-electoral-board-disqualified-themselves-from-petition-objection-hearing/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OUTSTANDING: DURKIN APPOINTS BREEN ASSISTANT HOUSE GOP LEADER, WHEELER GOP CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/durkin-appoints-breen-assistant-house-gop-leader.html
— DEMOCRAT CHICAGO ALDERMAN AMEYA PAWAR TOSSES FIRST HAT INTO RING TO OUST RAUNER IN 2018
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/01/democrat-alderman-tosses-first-hat-into-ring-to-oust-rauner-in-2018.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Do the Democrats need a self-funder for 2018?  (DIERSEN: How much money do you have, that is, what is your income and what is your net worth?  All my critics/opponents have lots of money. Therefore, as you would expect, their operatives and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that the more money that you have, the more credible that you are.  For example, on a scale of 1 to 5, your credibility is 1 if your net worth is more than $10 million, 2 if it is more than $20 million, 3 if it is more than $40 million, 4 if it is more than $80 million, and 5 if it is more than $160 million.)
http://capitolfax.com/2017/01/03/do-the-democrats-need-a-self-funder-for-2018/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Donald Trump looms over ceremonial day on Capitol Hill  Democratic leaders pledge to look for common ground with president-elect – Stephen Dinan
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/3/donald-trump-looms-over-115th-congress/

 

GOPUSA
— Christmas Market Slaughter Intensifies Trump’s Resolve to Reconsider Refugee Resettlement
http://www.gopusa.com/christmas-market-slaughter-intensifies-trumps-resolve-to-reconsider-refugee-resettlement/
— GOP House drops weakening of ‘Ethics’ office following Trump criticism
http://www.gopusa.com/gop-house-drops-weakening-of-ethics-office-following-trump-criticism/

 

THE BLAZE
— New Yorker cartoon sums up anti-elite national mood, angers many – Carlos Garcia
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/02/new-yorker-cartoon-sums-up-anti-elite-national-mood-angers-many/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The “pilot” cartoon will appear in the New Yorker and depicts an angry mob on an airplane voting for a man to take over flight duties from the “smug pilots” who have lost touch with the “regular passengers.”)
— White? Christian? Male?: ‘Privilege cards’ let you ‘check everyone in your life’ for their speech – Dave Urbanski (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, America is more and more and more 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. Will Trump stop that?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/03/white-christian-male-privilege-cards-let-you-check-everyone-in-your-life-for-their-speech/
— Nancy Pelosi vows to protect Obamacare and DREAMers on first day of new Congress – Carlos Garcia  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  What federal assistance programs are you benefiting from?  What do you need to be protected from?)
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/01/03/nancy-pelosi-vows-to-protect-obamacare-and-dreamers-on-first-day-of-new-congress/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Is Laying The Groundwork For His Border Wall Behind The Scenes – Rachel Stoltzfoos
http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/03/trump-is-laying-the-groundwork-for-his-border-wall-behind-the-scenes/

 

THE HILL
— Dems’ best strategy is to hold Trump to his better campaign promises – DAVID RUSSELL  (DIERSEN: When I became the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2005, I promised a) to assure that TAPROOT would hold a breakfast meeting the third Saturday each month except August and December, b) to assure that TAPROOT held a picnic each August and a Christmas party each December, and c) to focus on recruiting the best possible Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders to speak at those events. I kept those promises, but that was not good enough for my critics/opponents, for their operatives, or for their dupes.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/national-party-news/312588-dems-best-strategy-is-holding-trump-to-his-better
— House passes rules aimed at preventing lawmaker protests – CRISTINA MARCOS
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/312578-house-gop-passes-rules-aimed-at-preventing-lawmaker-sit-ins-protests

 

ABC NEWS
— Donald Trump Casts Doubt on Intelligence Community Over ‘So-Called’ Russian Hacking – DAVID CAPLAN
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-casts-doubt-intelligence-community-called-russian/story?id=44537501

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Megyn Kelly Is Leaving Fox News for NBC – JIM RUTENBERG
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/business/media/megyn-kelly-nbc-fox-news.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Paul Ryan is easily reelected House speaker – Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/01/03/paul-ryan-is-easily-re-elected-house-speaker/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Hillary and Bill Clinton will attend Donald Trump’s inauguration – Michael A. Memoli
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-hillary-and-bill-clinton-will-attend-1483474957-htmlstory.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House GOP Drops Bid to Undercut Ethics Board  Move follows a backlash to a proposal to leave lawmakers policing themselves – KRISTINA PETERSON and  SIOBHAN HUGHES
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-questions-timing-of-gop-move-on-ethics-board-1483459804

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Blast from the past: House reinstates rule targeting agency spending, employee salaries – Nicole Ogrysko
http://federalnewsradio.com/congress/2017/01/blast-past-house-reinstates-rule-targeting-agency-spending-employee-salaries/

 

FED WEEK
— Ethics Office Issues Reminder Ahead of Inauguration
http://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/66860/

 

FED SMITH
— House Votes to Have Reprimands Remain Permanently on VA Employees’ Records – Ian Smith  (DIERSEN: My federal personnel records document the following: 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 $18,459 pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.  My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims.  My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/03/house-votes-to-have-reprimands-remain-permanently-on-va-employees-records/

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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