July 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— POLL SHOWS HILLARY CLINTON, DONALD TRUMP IN VIRTUAL TIE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-shows-clinton-trump-in-virtual-tiepoll-shows-clinton-trump-in-virtual-tie/1426767/
— DONALD TRUMP PICKS INDIANA GOV. MIKE PENCE AS VP RUNNING MATE
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-picks-indiana-gov-mike-pence-as-vp-running-mate/1426848/
— FRENCH OFFICIALS: AT LEAST 70 DEAD IN NICE ATTACK
http://abc7chicago.com/news/french-officials-at-least-70-dead-in-nice-attack/1427302/

 

NBC5
— Sen. Mark Kirk Voices Support for Mike Pence, Still Won’t Back Trump  “I like and respect Mike Pence but I will not be supporting Donald Trump,” Kirk said Thursday – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Kirk-Backs-Pence-as-VP-Pick-Still-Wont-Support-Trump-386849001.html
— 5 Things to Know About Trump’s VP Pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will reportedly name Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/5-things-to-know-about-trumps-vp-pick-indiana-gov-mike-pence-386880801.html

 

CBS2
— Munger Says State Payment Delays Could Reach Six Months
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/14/munger-says-state-payment-delays-could-reach-six-months/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican leaders, conservatives fail to reach deal over convention rules – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-republican-convention-rules-20160714-story.html
— Official says 75 dead after truck loaded with weapons slams into revelers in Nice
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-nice-france-truck-attack-20160714-story.html
— Comptroller: Stopgap budget won’t stop state finances from getting worse – Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-comptroller-bill-backlog-met-0715-20160714-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pence as VP is just picking the wallpaper in hell – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-trump-vp-choice-is-picking-the-wallpaper-in-hell/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Roskam, Hultgren will go to the GOP convention – Mike Riopell (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, in 2000, both Hultgren and Roskam endorsed me when I first ran for Republican Precinct Committeeman.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/160719487/
— Trump supporters sue California city for after-rally attacks – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/307149798/
— US officials cite potential for violence at GOP convention – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160714/news/307149895/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kirk voices veep wish—and Duckworth pounces – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160714/BLOGS02/160719874/kirk-voices-veep-wish-and-duckworth-pounces
— Belvidere car factory to hire 300 for Jeep Cherokee model – MICAH MAIDENBERG  (DIERSEN: During early 1970, I worked in that factory part-time while I was a full-time student at NIU.  I drove to work in my 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160714/NEWS05/160719864/belvidere-car-factory-to-hire-300-for-jeep-cherokee-model

 

WTTW
— IL GOP Hopes for Unity Despite Absences at Republican Convention – Paris Schutz and Paul Caine
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/14/il-gop-hopes-unity-despite-absences-republican-convention

 

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Rauner Doesn’t Want To Talk Trump.”
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/governor-rauner-doesnt-want-to-talk-trump/0885803d-5aa4-41c1-ad60-69c9c08fbbf4

 

WSIL
— Congress leaves Washington, its dysfunction on display – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32447620/congress-leaves-washington-its-dysfunction-on-display

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— More white evangelical voters back Trump than Romney  Top factor is opposition to Clinton – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/more-white-evangelical-voters-back-trump-than-romney

 

FAMILY-PAC
— Strong Pro-Family Platform Drafted by GOP – Paul Caprio
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=bce3a952ce23061bef2161b4e&id=26cf1e489a&e=8dc9fff257

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Administration Lays Out Its Fiscal Year 2016 Accomplishments – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/14/rauner-administration-lays-out-accomplishments/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— NO SURPRISE: REBOOT ILLINOIS’ AFFILIATION WITH POLITIFACT GREETED WITH SUSPICION – Matt Dietrich
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/14/editors-picks/mattdietrich/no-surprise-reboot-illinois-affiliation-with-politifact-greeted-with-suspicion/61656/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Rep. Kay Press Conference re: Frank Mautino (video) – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/video-rep-kay-press-conference-re-frank-mautino/

 

ILLINOIS GUN RIGHTS
— Concealed Carrier Stops AK-47 Wielding Armed Thug
http://www.ilgunrights.com/concealed-carrier-stops-ak-47-wielding-armed-thug/

 

ILLINOIS MIRROR
— Rich Miller Doesn’t Give Equal Treatment to Rauner & Madigan Statements About the Other – Eric Kohn
http://www.illinoismirror.com/rich-miller-doesnt-give-equal-treatment-to-rauner-madigan-statements-about-the-other/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NO ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS BOOKED TO SPEAK AT RNC CONVENTION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/no-illinois-republicans-booked-to-speak-at-rnc-convention.html
— RAUNER BUDGET OFFICE TAKES FY 2016 VICTORY LAP WITH GOP LAWMAKERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/rauner-budget-office-takes-fy-2016-victory-lap-with-gop-lawmakers.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner says Mautino probe should be allowed to “play itself out”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/14/rauner-says-mautino-probe-should-be-allowed-to-play-itself-out/
— Legislators to the back of the line – State to spend $2.5 billion more than it brings in *** State payment delays could reach six months, $10 billion backlog by December
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/14/state-payment-delays-could-reach-six-months-10-billion-backlog-by-december/

 

WESTERN FREE PRESS
— Legislation on Illinois Governor Rauner’s Desk to Appoint Muslim Advisory Council
http://www.westernfreepress.com/2016/07/14/legislation-on-illinois-governor-rauners-desk-to-appoint-muslim-advisory-council/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Ms. Geller asks, I reiterate and wholeheartedly agree: “Why a Muslim council? Where’s the Hindu council, Jewish council, Pagan council, Church of Scientology council, Christian council?” Why is it Imam Kareem Infra and his Muslim counterparts should get special preference in an advisory capacity to Illinois governmental matters?  They, like all Illinois residents, enjoy the sacred right and privilege to cast votes in Illinois elections.  That is how Illinois residents participate in government matters.  It appears to me, by their recent request to the Governor,  that Imam Infra and his group feel they should have more influence in the government than the average Illinois voter?! Well I say no!  And I emphatically say no given the history of this Imam and his nefarious relationships, including his stint as Chairman of ISNA, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator back in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) terrorist-financing trial. I called Gov Rauner’s office this morning and expressed my concern and “Mia” who said she would pass my comments on to the Governor.  I then asked for an appointment with Governor Rauner, awaiting a call back. Please folks, pick up your phones today and call Governor Rauner’s office and ask why he might feel that Imam Infra and his Muslim group should have more influence on Illinois government matters than the average Illinois taxpayer.  Let him know that if that is the case and he agrees, then you would like him to consider legislation for a Jewish Advisory Council, a Catholic Advisory Council, how about an Irish Advisory Council, and Italian Advisory Council, a Polish Advisory Council. The Springfield office number for Governor Rauner is  217-782-0244. We pay plenty of taxes in this state and we absolutely have “earned” the right to be heard on this important matter involving our government.)

 

GOPUSA
— Texas Sens. Cornyn, Cruz propose bill to make killing of cop a federal crime
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12494
— For Obama, Leftist Rhetoric Is Always Innocent and Conservatives Are Always Guilty
http://www.gopusa.com/for-obama-leftist-rhetoric-is-always-innocent-and-conservatives-are-always-guilty/
— Transgender arrested for voyeurism at Target
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12510
— Sanctuary Hospitals: Who Pays the Bills?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12504

 

PJ MEDIA
— Priebus: GOP Now ‘Best-Equipped Political Party in American History’ – BRIDGET JOHNSON
https://pjmedia.com/election/2016/07/13/priebus-gop-now-best-equipped-political-party-in-american-history/

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Man Arrested For Filming Woman In Target Changing Room
https://www.afa.net/action-alerts/we-warned-target-this-would-happenand-it-did/

 

POLITICAL INSIDER
— This Friday, Black Lives Matters Will Host VIOLENT PROTESTS To THESE 37 Cities! (Is Yours On The List?)
http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/breaking-friday-black-lives-matter-will-bring-violence-37-cities-list/

 

TWITCHY
— Ben Shapiro Unleashes Epic Takedown of Viral Sensation ‘White Boy Privilege’
http://twitchy.com/twitchys-3839/2016/07/13/ben-shapiro-unleashes-epic-takedown-of-viral-sensation-white-boy-privilege/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— For Social Conservatives and Fans of Religious Liberty, Pence Pick Will Sting  Last year’s RFRA battle was not a good look for the Hoosier governor. – MARK HEMINGWAY
http://www.weeklystandard.com/for-social-conservatives-and-fans-of-religious-liberty-pence-pick-will-sting/article/2003296

 

THE HILL
— Trump on VP: ‘I haven’t made a final, final decision’ – Mark Hensch
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/287853-trump-on-vp-i-havent-made-a-final-final-decision
— Trump on ‘horrific’ France attack: ‘Here we go again’ – Mark Hensch
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287847-trump-bastille-day-terrorist-attack-horrific
— Trump postpones VP announcement in light of France attack – Jessie Hellmann
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287849-trump-postponing-vp-announcement-following-attacks-in
— Trump picks Pence as VP – Harper Neidig
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/287737-trump-picks-pence-as-vp
— Republicans root for Pence as VP – Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/news/campaign/287660-republicans-root-for-pence-as-vp

 

CNN
— Trump pick shows power of family brain trust – Stephen Collinson
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/14/politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-vice-president-children/

 

CBS NEW YORK
— Republican Senator Tim Scott Says He’s Been Pulled Over 7 Times By Police In 1 Year
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/07/14/tim-scott-race-comments/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Ruth Ginsburg Apologizes for Criticizing Trump
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/us/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps shout at young people and at Hispanics that Trump is a racist.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/14/a-majority-of-young-people-and-hispanics-think-donald-trump-is-racist/
— OUTSTANDING: Republican platform turns 2013 RNC autopsy on its head – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-platform-turns-2013-rnc-autopsy-on-its-head/2016/07/14/cae7cbc0-49cb-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html
— Donald Trump postpones VP announcement due to attack in southern France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/14/donald-trump-postpones-vp-announcement-due-to-attack-in-southern-france/
— The very odd list of speakers at the Republican National Convention – Aaron Blake  (DIERSEN: While I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders always had a standing invitation to speak at TAPROOT events.  My critics/opponents disapproved of and/or looked down on all of those who spoke at TAPROOT events. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and/or 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.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/14/the-very-odd-list-of-speakers-at-the-republican-national-convention/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The convention reflects the damage done to the GOP.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/07/14/the-convention-reflects-the-damage-done-to-the-gop/
— Justice Ginsburg says she regrets comments on Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/07/14/justice-ginsburg-says-she-regrets-comments-on-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mike Pence Is Donald Trump’s Choice for Running Mate, GOP Official Says  Indiana governor’s name adds staunch social conservative to ticket – JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/mike-pence-is-donald-trumps-choice-for-running-mate-gop-official-says-1468516639
— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Regrets Criticizing Donald Trump  ‘Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate,’ she says – MARK H. ANDERSON
http://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-ginsburg-regrets-criticizing-trump-1468506362
— Trying to Serve More Veterans Faster, VA Opens Door to Disability Fraud  Payouts soar as embattled department expands coverage and streamlines claims process, risking overpayments; act ‘like you have a screw loose’ – DANIEL HUANG
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trying-to-serve-more-veterans-faster-va-opens-door-to-disability-fraud-1468511504

 

BLOOMBERG
— Mustang Opens Lengthy Lead Over Camaro in Pony-Car Race – John Lear
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-14/mustang-opens-lengthy-lead-over-camaro-in-pony-car-race-chart

 

PHOENIX TIMES
— How John McCain and Ann Kirkpatrick Are Courting Latino Voters – GRISELDA NEVAREZ  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? If a candidate would court those who share my demographics, that candidate would be viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned as being a racist, a bigot, and even worst things by Democrats and Democrat plants, by Libertarians and Libertarian plants, by Greens and Green plants, and by RINOs.)
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/how-john-mccain-and-ann-kirkpatrick-are-courting-latino-voters-8453935

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— New bill gives agencies more options to hire new talent – Sam Ufret (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://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2016/07/new-bill-gives-agencies-options-hire-new-talent/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Trump’s Likely VP Pick Supports Shrinking the Federal Workforce, Performance-Based Pay Raises – Eric Katz  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  If they have to shrink it, they will get rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Measuring performance is extremely subjective.  Democrats use pay-for-performance to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, mail, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.govexec.com/management/2016/07/trumps-vp-pick-supports-shrinking-federal-workforce-and-performance-based-raises-civil-servants/129927/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 37%
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats say “Controversy Over Joe Walsh’s Threatening Tweet Spills Over Into 66th House District Race.”
http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2016/07/13/controversy-over-joe-walshs-watch-out-obama-tweet-spills-over-66th

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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