July 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: TRUMP CLAIMS 5,000 MURDERS IN CHICAGO DURING OBAMA PRESIDENCY – Diane Pathieu, Charles Thomas, and Ben Bradley  (DIERSEN: Because of underreporting, is it much more than 5,000?)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-in-chicago-indiana;-protesters-gather-outside-trump-tower/1423315/

 

NBC5
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO, ON COOK COUNTY, ON ILLINOIS, AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Chicago Corruption at Center of New Walking Tour in the City  Blago and George Ryan, Rosty and Mel, and rogues like Hinky Dink Kenna and Bathhouse John Coughlin– they’re all there – Phil Rogers
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-corruption-walking-tour-takes-center-stage-386706471.html

 

CBS2
— White Woman Walks In Black Neighborhood: I’m Sorry Black America – Audrina Bigos
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/12/white-woman-walks-in-black-neighborhood-im-sorry-black-america/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump turning ‘Party of Lincoln’ into ‘Party of Trump’ – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-hillary-clinton-springfield-speech-met-0714-20160713-story.html
— Donald Trump polling stronger with evangelicals than Mitt Romney four years ago; Trump seeks $10 million from former aide in disclosure case; Trump huddles with top VP candidates in Indiana; Hillary Clinton: The party of Lincoln is becoming the ‘party of Trump;’ Clinton attacks Trump for making shooting deaths ‘all about him’
http://www.chicagotribune.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-07132016-htmlstory.html
— Another school funding task force? Gov. Rauner, waste of time. – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-rauner-school-funding-mcqueary-perspec-0714-jm-20160713-column.html
— House Republicans want auditor general removed, but Rauner mum – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-auditor-general-republicans-rauner-met-0714-20160713-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Republicans file request for state auditor general’s removal – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/republicans-file-state-auditor-general-removal/
— Trump puts Chicago lunch guests on the spot – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-trump-puts-chicago-lunch-guests-on-the-spot/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rauner Signs Order Requiring Illinois To Give preference to Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women, and Disabled (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Rauner ran as a Republican and got elected as a Republican. If you get elected as a Republican, you obligate yourself to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.  The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving.  Rauner should prosecute individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that discriminate based on race, gender, etc.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-looks-to-strengthen-minority-disadvantaged-businesses/
— Chicago urges protected status for Ecuadorean immigrants – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chicago-urges-protected-status-for-ecuadorean-immigrants/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Clinton in Springfield: Trump is ‘dangerous,’ ‘divisive,’ ‘fear-mongering’ – AP  (DIERSEN: With Clinton saying this today, what will she and her spokespersons say about Trump as November 8 approaches?  Should Trump and his supporters start preparing now for anti-Trumps to harm them?)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160713/NEWS02/160719911/clinton-in-springfield-trump-is-dangerous-divisive-fear-mongering
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Let’s do this now and reduce Chicago’s homeless population – MARK ANGELINI
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160713/OPINION/160709872/lets-do-this-now-and-reduce-chicagos-homeless-population

 

DAILY HERALD
— Challenge to Lake County coroner’s candidacy upheld by electoral board – Mick Zawislak
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160713/news/160719547/
— Carpentersville man on probation for marijuana conviction faces new marijuana trafficking charges – Harry Hitzeman
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160713/news/160719608/

 

WTTW
— Trump Delegates Sound Off on Republican Convention – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/13/trump-delegates-sound-republican-convention

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois GOP reaffirms support for Trump – TONY ARNOLD
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-gop-reaffirms-support-trump#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party seems to be changing its tone about Donald Trump’s candidacy – at least a little bit. When the Illinois Republican Party appointed delegates to the national convention – they picked some people who have been vocal in opposing Donald Trump’s candidacy. Governor Bruce Rauner won’t talk about Trump – or the presidential campaign. And other top Illinois Republicans are skipping the convention – and have said they won’t support Trump. These actions led some Trump delegates like Anthony Anderson to say they’re also skipping the conventions, out of protest. ANDERSON: I realize Illinois is a blue state, but for Pete’s sake, they’re not even lifting a finger. In response – the state Republican Party released an unusually direct statement (LINK?) supporting Donald Trump…and highlighting the party’s connections to the Trump campaign.)

 

WMAY
— Rauner Signs Order To Boost Minority, Female Businesses (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Rauner ran as a Republican and got elected as a Republican. If you get elected as a Republican, you obligate yourself to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.  The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving. Rauner should prosecute individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that discriminate based on race, gender, etc.)
http://www.wmay.com/2016/07/13/rauner-signs-order-to-boost-minority-female-businesses/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Minority- and female-owned businesses could have an easier time getting state contracts under an executive order signed by Governor Bruce Rauner. The initiative could include the creation of more “sheltered markets,” where certain state requests for bids are set aside for businesses owned by women, minorities or persons with disabilities. Rauner says those groups often have less opportunity to fully participate in the state economy.)

 

WSIL TV
— Ginsburg’s public Trump critique raises ethical quandaries – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32438291/ginsburgs-public-trump-critique-raises-ethical-quandaries

 

MADISON RECORD
— GOP lawmakers file resolution to remove Mautino amidst state, federal investigations – John Breslin
http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510958584-gop-lawmakers-file-resolution-to-remove-mautino-amidst-state-federal-investigations

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Would Ruth Bader Ginsburg have to recuse herself if Donald Trump wins?  Comments cause political firestorm – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/would-ruth-bader-ginsburg-have-to-recuse-herself-if-donald-trump-wins

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Legislators call for auditor general’s resignation at Chicago gathering  15 lawmakers sponsor resolution for Mautino’s removal – RACHEL RODGERS
http://www.saukvalley.com/2016/07/13/legislators-call-for-auditor-generals-resignation-at-chicago-gathering/a8xj2gv/

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County board, sheriff begin FY2017 budget talks 1 year after public fight – NATHAN LURZ
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/07/12/dupage-county-board-sheriff-begin-fy2017-budget-talks-1-year-after-public-fight/ai6m9ea/

 

DEPAULIA
— Democrats, allies rally against Trump in Loop – Brenden Moore
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/07/12/dems-allies-rally-trump-loop/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Unlikely alliances form in opposing Hillary Clinton in Springfield
http://ilnews.org/8688/unlikely-alliances-form-in-opposing-hillary-clinton-in-springfield/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— General Assembly – Adults are in the room – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/general-assembly-adults-are-in-the-room/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This morning, several legislators held a press conference in Chicago calling for the removal of the Illinois Auditor General.  They filed a House Joint Resolution to initiate the process. “Auditor General Mautino is not able to perform his duties with the trust and confidence that Illinoisans deserve,” Rep. Kay said. “If he will not do the right thing on his own and step aside, we have a responsibility as the people’s elected representatives to hold him accountable,” Add Rep. Ives  The people of Illinois are witnessing first-hand what Benjamin Franklin’s answer to that famous question of  “what kind of government did you give us”, really means.  “A republic if you can keep it.”  This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you keep it!  Action by responsible people elected and entrusted to take action based on the best interest of the state, not themselves. We thank each and every one of them for doing the right thing!)
— Auditor General Frank Mautino facing House Joint Resolution for his removal. – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/auditor-general-frank-mautino-facing-house-joint-resolution-for-his-removal/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: ILLINOIS IS LOSING PRIME WORKING-AGE ADULTS  BLS data show that Illinois had a net loss of 354,000 adults over the last decade from its prime working-age adult population (ages 25 to 54), with 290,000 of that loss attributable to migration rather than mortality. This is a troubling sign that indicates a weak economy – and the loss of adult taxpayers and their children. – Michael Lucci (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run Illinois focus on driving Republicans out of Illinois, and especially those who are Protestant, conservative, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time because they are more likely to stay Republican.)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-is-losing-prime-working-age-adults/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Acts to Give Preferences to Minority, Women & Disabled-Owned Businesses – Cal Skinner  (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.  Rauner ran as a Republican and got elected as a Republican. If you get elected as a Republican, you obligate yourself to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.  The Republican Party platform calls for equal opportunity, that is, it opposes race and gender based preference giving.  Rauner should prosecute individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that discriminate based on race, gender, etc.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/13/rauner-acts-to-give-preferences-to-minority-women-disabled-owned-businesses/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— HULTGREN: “NO ONE SHOULD BE FORCED TO PARTICIPATE IN ABORTION”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/hultgren-no-one-should-be-forced-to-participate-in-abortion-video.html
— TREASON: FORMER IL REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR SAYS TRUMP CAN’T WIN, HILLARY BETTER ALTERNATIVE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/former-illinois-republican-party-chair-says-tump-cant-win-the-election.html
— STATE REP. KAY FILES RESOLUTION TO REMOVE MAUTINO FROM OFFICE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/state-rep-kay-files-resolution-to-remove-mautino-from-office.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— TREASON: Former state GOP chairman Pat Brady: Trump can’t win, Hillary better alternative
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/13/former-state-gop-chairman-trump-cant-win-hillary-better-alternative/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— Chicago Muslims Outraged by Anti-ISIS Cartoon in Local Paper – Jim Hoft
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/chicago-muslims-outraged-anti-isis-cartoon-local-paper/

 

FREEDOM OUTPOST AND PATRIOTS 1776
— Sharia: Illinois To Create Official State Government Muslim Council  (DIERSEN: From the West Suburban Patriots: VETO Illinois – SB574 (Muslim Advisory Council)  FOLKS, YOU HAVE TO CALL Governor Bruce Rauner’s office: (217) 782-0244  or (312) 814-2121 and give your opinion on this bill  You can also email him at:
[email protected]  Here’s a letter one of our patriots wrote to the Governor: Please Veto SB 574  Article One, Section three of the Illinois constitution contains a clause that says NO PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN BY LAW TO ANY RELIGION. I would argue all day long the creation of a muslim advisory council gives preference to Islam and therefore violates the Illinois constitution; since one can only be a muslim if he/she is an practitioner of Islam.  The muslim advisory council could easily be called Islamic American advisory council, because the religion of Islam is where muslim guidance will come from, Islamic doctrine and shariah  ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM  The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination, shall forever be guaranteed, and no person shall be denied any civil or political right, privilege or capacity, on account of his religious opinions; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be construed to dispense with oaths or affirmations, excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of the State. No person shall be required to attend or support any ministry or place of worship against his consent, nor shall any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship. ~ (Source: Illinois Constitution.)  If the state proposed advisory council was called the Christian American advisory council Act, the screams from the left would be deafening. Gov Rauner, there is a very sound reason why no other state has such a muslim advisory council, it’s because such a law violates every “separation of church and state” type clauses contained in every state constitution…. just as it will be contrary to the one enshrined within the Illinois constitution.  Respecting the Illinois constitution isn’t optional…  Mr Governor, it’s your duty to VETO SB 574, the “muslim American Advisory council Act ”, you must uphold the rule of law!)
http://www.patriots1776.com/index.php/politics1/sharia-illinois-to-create-official-state-government-muslim-council
http://freedomoutpost.com/sharia-illinois-to-create-official-state-government-muslim-council/

 

GOPUSA
— Dallas Police Chief Tells Politicians ‘Step Up’  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican?  Too what extend do Republican officials in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct “step up” for the traditional family, right to life, immigration, and the other planks in Illinois Republican Party platform?  Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12411
— Will Hillary Ditch Black Lives Matter? – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12396
— Ryan’s request to cut off Clinton intel briefings denied
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12424
— ‘Never Trump’ continues to wage delegate battle
http://www.gopusa.com/never-trump-continues-to-wage-delegate-battle/

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Anti-Trumpers Turn Their Lonely Eyes to John Kasich
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/07/13/anti_trumpers_turn_their_lonely_eyes_to_john_kasich
— Hillary’s Race Speech Ripped to Shreds
http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2016/07/13/hillary_s_race_speech_ripped_to_shreds

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— HANNITY SMACKS GRETCHEN CARLSON IN FOX NEWS SEX CASE ‘So why did you stay after such ‘harassment’ asking for more airtime?’  (DIERSEN: Hannity sides with Fox News against Carlson.  My critics/opponents side with my critics/opponents against me.)
http://www.wnd.com/2016/07/hannity-smacks-gretchen-carlson-in-fox-news-sex-case/#!

 

DAILY CALLER
— Obama Mentions Himself 45 Times During Memorial Speech For Dallas Officers – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/12/obama-mentions-himself-45-times-during-memorial-speech-for-dallas-officers/

 

BREITBART
— Black Lives Matter Mob Threatens Fox News Reporter – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/11/black-lives-matter-mob-threatens-fox-news-reporter/
— Anniversary of Sandra Bland’s Death Raises Tension Amid War on Cops – LANA SHADWICK
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/07/13/anniversary-sandra-blands-death-raises-tension-amid-war-cops/

 

TOWNHALL
— Hume: To Obama, Racism in America ‘Has a White Face, Never a Black Face’ – Leah Barkoukis  (DIERSEN: Anti-Whites love Hume.)
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/13/hume-to-obama-racism-always-has-a-white-face-never-a-black-face-n2192198
— The Future for the Real American Dreamers – Allen West
http://townhall.com/columnists/allenwest/2016/07/13/the-future-for-the-real-american-dreamers-n2192298

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Hillary Clinton Warns: Trump Could Use Military, IRS To Punish Critics and Opponents – Ian Schwartz  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  I should write a book about how the Democrats who run the federal government use the federal government “to punish critics and opponents.”)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/07/13/hillary_clinton_warns_trump_could_use_military_irs_to_punish_critics_and_opponents.html

 

AMERICAN FREE PRESS
— Cultural Marxists Employ Terror Tactics, Violence to Intimidate Trump Supporters  (DIERSEN: Who are the cultural marxists in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct?)
http://americanfreepress.net/cultural-marxists-employ-terror-tactics-violence-to-intimidate-trump-supporters/

 

TPM
— RNC Chair: Trump’s White, Male VP Frontrunners Are Diverse! – KRISTIN SALAKY  (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics?  My demographics are terrible.  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes take every opportunity that they can to remind those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors that I am Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, old (67), rich, a gun owner, that my ancestors have been in America since the 1840s, that I am 100% German national origin, that I was baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I am a retired federal employee, that I avoided the draft, that etc.)
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/reince-diversity-of-experience
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With Donald Trump’s reported vice presidential prospects all white men, RNC chair Reince Priebus wants people to focus on another type of diversity: the diversity of experience. In an interview Wednesday, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer questioned Priebus about previous comments he made hoping Trump’s veep hopefuls would be “diverse.” When Blitzer asked him if he was disappointed that no people of color or women made the cut, Priebus said that is not what diversity means to Trump. “Well, I know that all of those things are on the table and I think it also comes down to who he thinks is most compatible, and who would be best for our country,” Priebus said. “There is also diversity of experience, and sometimes something that would be beneficial that I think he is also looking at. He has been pretty clear that having experience in matters in both governing in Washington and your state as an executive, he talked about foreign policy experience as another issue to be thought about and discussed. So diversity from Donald Trump as an outsider, a successful businessman, is these choices that he is looking at.” Blitzer followed up to see if this was the type of diversity Priebus had in mind when he made his comments and Priebus doubled down on the comments. “Look, for each presidential candidate, the diversity that you seek in the spot that you’re, you know, the vice presidential spot can be a lot of things,” he said. “It can be all of the above, experience, gender, race, that is an important ingredient.” Trump’s veep finalists reportedly include New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R). Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), one of the only women discussed, took herself out of the running earlier this month.)

 

POLITICO
— RNC races to stamp out anti-Trump rebellion  Reince Priebus loyalists try to stop delegates who want to rip nomination away on national TV. – Alex Isenstadt, Kyle Cheney and Shane Goldmacher
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/republican-national-convention-minority-report-225511
— Clinton on Trump: Even ‘the killing of people is somehow all about him’ – Nolan D. McCaskill
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/clinton-trump-illinois-speech-225485

 

THE HILL
— Clinton goes back on the attack against Trump – Rebecca Savransky
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287566-clinton-hits-on-trump-we-need-a-president-who-can-help
— Black Lives Matter needs some tough love from Obama – Gregory J. Wallance
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/the-administration/287598-black-lives-matter-needs-some-tough-love-from-obama

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats say that non-Democrats are haters.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-b-keegan/far-right-co-opts-tragedy_b_10970158.html

 

MCCLATCHY NEWS DC
— Lawmakers move to block flights to Cuba – FRANCO ORDONEZ
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article89315807.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Most Americans Hold Grim View of Race Relations, Poll Finds – GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/most-americans-hold-grim-view-of-race-relations-poll-finds.html
— For Whites Sensing Decline, Donald Trump Unleashes Words of Resistance – NICHOLAS CONFESSORE  (DIERSEN: Because minorities overwhelmingly vote for Democrats, Democrats focus on getting rid of Whites.  If you want to get rid of Whites, that is, if you are a racist, vote for Democrats.)
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/14/us/politics/donald-trump-white-identity.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Clinton lambastes Trump as unfit to lead a country dealing with race, violence – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/clinton-lambastes-trump-as-unfit-to-lead-a-country-dealing-with-race-violence/2016/07/13/acb877c0-48ff-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Dissidents to Challenge Platform as Anti-Gay on Convention Floor  Group aims to replace 60-page document with a short statement of principles that also leaves out Donald Trump’s position on trade – REID J. EPSTEIN  ((DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs always want to destroy the Republican Party by making its platform more like the Democrat Party platform, the Libertarian Party platform, and the Green Party platform.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-dissidents-to-challenge-platform-as-anti-gay-on-convention-floor-1468449084
— Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Locked in Tight Race in Ohio and Iowa, Polls Find  Democratic candidate holds 9-point lead in Pennsylvania – LAURA MECKLER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-are-neck-and-neck-in-ohio-and-iowa-polls-find-1468429268

 

BLOOMBERG
— Republican Party Chairman Calls for Unity Behind Donald Trump  “Let’s not lose sight of the stakes of this election,” he told the RNC’s 168 members. – John McCormick and Mark Niquette
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-13/republican-party-chairman-calls-for-unity-behind-donald-trump

 

MARKET WATCH
— How saving too much can make your retirement less satisfying  Being overly frugal and having no fun dulls the Golden Years – Chuck Jaffe
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-saving-too-much-can-make-your-retirement-less-satisfying-2016-07-13

 

ATLANTIC JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— RNC counsel: Without rule change, pledged GOP delegates must vote for Donald Trump – Jim Galloway
http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2016/07/13/rnc-counsel-without-rule-change-pledged-gop-delegates-must-vote-for-donald-trump/

 

TIME MAGAZINE
— As a Gay Republican, I Cannot Defend the GOP Platform – James Richardson  (DIERSEN: Promoting LGBTQ activity is the top priority for LGBTQ individuals, LGBTQ organizations, LGBTQ companies, LGBTQ governments, and LGBTQ countries.)
http://time.com/4405018/gop-platform-lgbt-issues/

 

COSMOPOLITAN
— What 3 Women Leading the RNC Think About Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton  The thirtysomething women explain why they stand behind Donald Trump. – Prachi Gupta
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a61119/women-rnc-leaders-2016-election/

 

GUARDIAN
— Unity at the Republican convention? Forget about it – Jamie Weinstein
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/13/republican-convention-cleveland-donald-trump-unity

 

DAILY MAIL
— Official Republican platform will include Trump’s border wall with Mexico – GEOFF EARLE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3688381/Official-Republican-platform-include-Trump-s-border-wall-Mexico.html

 

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— Group Plans to Audit the IRS – MICHAEL COHN  (DIERSEN: I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-practice/group-plans-to-audit-the-irs-78661-1.html

 

GRANT THORNTON
— Grant Thornton hires GAO veteran Linda Miller to strengthen Public Sector Fraud Risk Assessment team  (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 level (currently $92,632-$120,427).  I became a CPA in 1979, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, a licensed CPA in 1982, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997.)
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160713005256/en/Grant-Thornton-hires-GAO-veteran-Linda-Miller
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Linda S. Miller has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a director in its Public Sector Fraud Risk Assessment practice. Miller, a veteran of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), will serve public-sector clients seeking to assess and reduce the risk of fraud. “We’re pleased to welcome Linda to Grant Thornton’s Fraud Risk Assessment team,” said Carlos Otal, national managing partner of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector. “Linda’s GAO experience and thorough understanding of strategies for preventing, detecting and responding to fraud will be a tremendous asset to our government clients.” Miller was assistant director of Forensic Audits and Investigative Service at the GAO for the past 10 years. She led the development of A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs, the first-ever guidance for federal program managers to help them proactively manage fraud risk and prevent the occurrence of fraud. Miller’s efforts led to the recent passage of the Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015, which requires federal agencies to take steps to reduce fraud and establish better internal controls. In addition to her tenure at the GAO, Miller has served as adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration since 2013. She was a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Rowing Team from 1996 to 2000, competing in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Miller received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree in public policy from the university’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.)

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.