July 19 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republican leader shouts ‘woo’ as he casts nominating votes for Trump – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-republicans-cast-votes-donald-trump-nomination-20160719-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican Chairman Tim Schneider had the honors of casting the Illinois’ delegation vote at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night, hailing an absent Gov. Bruce Rauner, and leading chants of “Woo” and “Trump.”  “I’m a proud citizen of the state of Illinois and the United States of America and we have the finest governor in our nation in Gov. Bruce Rauner,” said Schneider, a Cook County commissioner who was picked for the state GOP job by Rauner. Rauner is absent from the convention and aides have said he is not “formally endorsing” Trump, though the governor has called himself the leader of his party and has urged support for the GOP ticket. Schneider then cast the state’s 69 delegate votes — six for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, nine for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and 54 for Donald Trump, whom he called “the next president of the United States.”  Schneider then engaged in an uncharacteristic Ronnie “Woo Woo” Wickers-style impression, chanting “woo, woo, woo” and then began shouting “Trump, Trump, Trump,” before his microphone was cut off. Moments earlier, state Rep. John Cabello, R-Machesney Park, the delegation co-chair and a major Trump supporter, introduced himself to the convention as “the only Hispanic member on the Republican side of the aisle” in the state House, before turning the microphone over to the state GOP chairman.)
— Republican Party formally nominates Donald Trump for president

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-national-convention-20160719-story.html
— Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–gop-2016-convention-20160719-story.html
— Former Trump top aide calls for ‘accountability’ on Melania Trump speech – Monique Garcia and Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-corey-lewandowski-donald-trump-melania-speech-plagiarism-20160719-story.html
— Did Corey Lewandowski sway Illinois delegates? – Kristen McQueary
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-melania-speech-donald-trump-illinois-delegates-mcqueary-perspec-0720-jm-20160719-story.html
— The speakers at the Republican National Convention are mostly white men by a huge margin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-republican-convention-2016-live-there-are-71-people-speaking-at-the-1468963391-htmlstory.html
— Illinois delegates don’t blame Mrs. Trump for possible plagiarism – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-il–gop-2016-convention-illinois-delegation-20160719-story.html
— White, well-off and convening in Cleveland – Francis Wilkinson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-republican-convention-white-trump-delegates-20160719-story.html
— Ex-Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz speaks of immigrant ‘invasion’ – Chuck Schilken
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-lou-holtz-immigrants-gop-convention-20160719-story.html
— Local Republicans, Park Ridge Trump delegate attend national convention – Jennifer Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-republicans-at-convention-tl-0721-20160719-story.html
— Republican platform tacks right on social issues – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–gop-2016-convention-platform-20160719-story.html
— Likely fewer black delegates to GOP convention than at any point in at least a century – Philip Bump
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-rnc-black-delegates-20160719-story.html
— Another reason for the bitterness of Trump supporters: insufficient savings, most of all for older Americans – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-trump-retire-comment-94d355d0-4dc3-11e6-bf27-405106836f96-20160719-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Donald Trump secures GOP presidential nomination – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-secures-presidential-nomination/
— The Melania flap: Donald Trump aims to ‘defend her honor’ – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sneed-the-melania-flap-donald-trump-aims-defend-her-honor/
— Weighing price of dishonesty in Cleveland and Illinois – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/editorial-weighing-price-of-dishonesty-in-cleveland-and-illinois/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Neil Steinberg says “Protesters don’t hate Trump enough to vote for Clinton.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-protesters-dont-hate-trump-enough-to-vote-for-clinton/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Neil Steinberg says “Tense moments outside GOP National Convention.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/protests-moods-heating-up-rnc-cleveland/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trump Neil Steinberg says “Convention protests — ‘I wish more Latinos were here’”)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-convention-protests-i-wish-more-latinos-were-here/
— Donald Trump ‘not thrilled’ about Melania speech flap, son says – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/melania-speech-staffer-should-be-accountable-lewandowski/

 

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP OFFICIALLY BECOMES REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT – Kathy Brock , Ben Bradley and Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-officially-becomes-republican-nominee-for-president/1432932/
— DONALD TRUMP FORMALLY NOMINATED AS REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-formally-nominated-as-republican-presidential-candidate/1433873/

 

NBC5
— Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Stresses Importance of Winning Illinois  Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski spoke at a breakfast for Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland Tuesday morning, stressing how important it is for the billionaire to win Illinois in November. – Tom Schuba and Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/corey-lewandowski–donald-trump-illinois-delegates-387485832.html
— Heightened Security Brings Unprecedented Force to GOP Convention
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/WEB-10p-pkg-RNC-Monday-Protests_Ahern_Chicago-387366811.html

 

CBS2
— Former Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Predicts Trump Will Stump For Votes In Illinois – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/former-campaign-manager-predicts-trump-will-stump-for-votes-in-illinois/
— Ohio Gov. Kasich Meets With Illinois GOP Delegation, Never Mentions Trump – Craig Dellimore
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/18/ohio-gov-kasich-meets-with-illinois-gop-delegation-never-mentions-trump/
— At Republican Pro-Life Lunch, Lou Holtz Attacks Chicago Gang Violence
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/at-republican-pro-life-lunch-lou-holtz-attacks-chicago-gang-violence/
— State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon Bans  (DIERSEN: Why not ban trucks too?)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/19/state-senator-wants-illinois-to-allow-local-assault-weapon-bans/

 

WTTW
— Illinois Delegates Cast Nominating Votes for Trump – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/illinois-delegates-cast-nominating-votes-trump

— Senator Mark Kirk Fears Long-Term Damage from Trump Candidacy – Paul Caine  (DIERSEN: The more critical that you are of Trump and of Trump’s supporters, the more that you are glorified and praised by individuals, by organizations, by companies, by governments, and by countries that 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.)
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/sen-mark-kirk-fears-long-term-damage-trump-candidacy
— Jim Durkin: Trump Could Help Illinois Budget Impasse – Paris Schutz
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/jim-durkin-trump-could-help-illinois-budget-impasse
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Campaign Feels Heat Over Melania Trump Speech.”
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/trump-campaign-feels-heat-over-melania-trump-speech
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Illinois GOP Congressmen Try to Toe the Line on Trump.”
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/07/19/illinois-gop-congressmen-try-toe-line-trump

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois delegates don’t blame Mrs. Trump for possible plagiarism – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199889/
— Ex-Illinois GOP leader Pat Brady leaves convention floor during rules fight – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160719004/
— Skipping GOP convention, Dold ready for another battle with Schneider – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160718990/
— Do US political conventions still matter? – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199971/
— California GOP convention planners come down with stomach flu – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199870/
— Is Melania Trump’s speech a nightmare or no big deal? – Isaac Stanley-Becker
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160719008/
— How major campaign speeches like Melania Trump’s are crafted – AP (DIERSEN: Does anyone write your speeches, and if so, who?  It would be great if the operatives and dupes who have slandered me in the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall and elsewhere would disclose who wrote their speeches.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199869/
— Who is funding group challenging redistricting? – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/307199851/
— DuPage County Forest Preserve President Joseph Cantore said Tuesday the McKee House near Glen Ellyn could be spared from the wrecking ball, if preservationists rally to save it. – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160719/news/160718973/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois delegates step into Melania Trump plagiarism fracas – AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160719/NEWS02/160719797/illinois-delegates-step-into-melania-trump-plagiarism-fracas

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois delegates differ on Mrs. Trump’s possible plagiarism – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/ill-delegates-differ-on-mrs-trump-s-possible-plagiarism/article_355085eb-76ef-5c48-86a0-444dde292763.html

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Republican Pat Brady Seeking To “Dump Trump” Says Movement Is Done For Good – AMANDA VINICKY (DIERSEN: The more critical that you are of Trump and of Trump’s supporters, the more that you are glorified and praised by individuals, by organizations, by companies, by governments, and by countries that 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.)
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-republican-seeking-dump-trump-says-movement-done-good#stream/0

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gill lacks needed signatures in 13th Congressional District race; plans court case – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20160719/gill-lacks-needed-signatures-in-13th-congressional-district-race-plans-court-case

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rodney Davis has monumental advantage in campaign money – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-19/davis-has-monumental-advantage-campaign-money.html

 

WAND
— $4.5M raised for Illinois governor’s mansion restoration – AP
http://www.wandtv.com/story/32480329/45m-raised-for-illinois-governors-mansion-restoration

 

WSIL TV
— Pence seeks to reassure conservatives about Trump – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32480944/pence-seeks-to-reassure-conservatives-about-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Plagiarism charges mar Melania Trump’s moment.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32475248/plagiarism-charges-mar-melania-trumps-moment

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Young Republicans Prepare For Day Two Of RNC – EVAN PETERSON  (DIERSEN: Were you active in Republican politics when you were in school?  I was not.  If I had been active in Republican politics while I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, or IIT 1992-1997, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966; the Post Office would have forced me to resign much sooner than it did in 1969; IRS would not have hired me in 1971; IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974; GAO would not have hired me in 1980; GAO would not have promoted me in 1986; and GAO would have forced me to retire much sooner than it did 1997.  Hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially those who are minorities, females, and younger, is the federal government’s top priority.)
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/young-republicans-prepare-for-day-two-of-rnc-07-19-2016

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Governor Rauner concedes IL on a FY 2017 $8 billion budget deficit glide path – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/07/governor-rauner-concedes-il-on-a-fy-2017-8-billion-budget-deficit-glidepath/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— It’s Time to Fix Illinois’s Broken Sales Tax  Compared to other states, Illinois has a high sales tax rate but low sales tax revenues—and the problem is getting more pressing. – WHET MOSER
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/July-2016/Illinois-Sales-Tax/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— STATE REP. DAVID HARRIS EXPECTS A LESS-RADICAL TRUMP TO EMERGE – Kevin Hoffman  (DIERSEN: How radical do your critics/opponents demonize, denigrate, and condemn you a being?  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn me as being extremely radical a) because I support all the planks in the Republican Party platform, b) because I support all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform, and c) because I support the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/19/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/rnc-delegate-diary-state-rep-david-harris-expects-a-less-radical-trump-to-emerge/61860/
— RAUNER IS “KICKING THE CAN” DOWN THE ROAD WITH THE STOPGAP BUDGET – SCOTT REEDER
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/19/editors-picks/scott-reeder/rauner-is-kicking-the-can-down-the-road-with-the-stopgap-budget/61851/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Harrison Withdraws from Being Democrat Running for State’s Attorney – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/19/95739/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Tri-State Fire Protection District – Audit confirms our findings – Will there be criminal charges? – Kirk Allen
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/tri-state-fire-protection-district-audit-confirms-our-findings-will-there-be-criminal-charges/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS GOP DELEGATES CAST 54 VOTES FOR TRUMP, 9 FOR CRUZ, 6 FOR KASICH
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/illinois-gop-delegates-cast-54-votes-for-trump-9-for-cruz-6-for-kasich.html
— NEW REPUBLICAN PLATFORM STAUNCHLY PROTECTS LIFE AND TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/new-republican-platform-staunchly-protects-life-and-traditional-marriage.html
— WEYERMULLER: PLAGIARISM CAN HELP YOU BECOME VICE PRESIDENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/weyermuller-plagiarism-can-help-you-become-vice-president.html
— 9TH CDS MARC LEVINE FEATURED ON CBS NEWS SEGMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/10th-cds-marc-levine-featured-on-cbs-news-segment.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Hillary Clinton calls out Gov. Rauner in AFSCME speech
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/hillary-clinton-calls-out-gov-rauner-in-afscme-speech/
— Dold ad features Hillary Clinton slamming Trump  (DIERSEN: The more critical that you are of Trump and of Trump’s supporters, the more that you are glorified and praised by individuals, by organizations, by companies, by governments, and by countries that 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.)
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/dold-ad-features-hillary-clinton-slamming-trump/
— Are the Republicans following state campaign finance law?
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/19/are-the-republicans-following-state-campaign-finance-law/

 

GOPUSA
— How Pence Complements Trump – Phyllis Schlafly
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=12714

 

DAILY CALLER
— Media Paints Steve King As Racist For Defending Western Civilization – Peter Hasson
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/18/media-paints-steve-king-as-racist-for-defending-western-civilization-video/

 

TPM
— Who Really Runs Your City?  Privatization of Municipal Services Often Means Selling Off Democracy – Erika Eichelberger
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/features/privatization/three/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Few in the West Are Serious about Islamist Terror – DENNIS PRAGER
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/438040/islamist-terror-western-weakness

 

NEWSMAX
— NY Times: Trump Is Following Nixon’s 1968 Blueprint – Theodore Bunker
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/trump-follows-richard-nixon-1968-blueprint/2016/07/19/id/739395/
— Megyn Claims Fox News’ Ailes Sexually Harassed Her
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/fox-megyn-ailes-sexual/2016/07/19/id/739397/

 

FEDERALIST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “The Party Of Trump Shuts Down Dissent  There are many willing to drop principle to facilitate the rise of Trump. One of those people is Reince Priebus.”
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/19/the-party-of-trump-shuts-down-dissent/

 

BREITBART
— Michelle Obama Copied Alinsky in Speech Melania Trump Allegedly Plagiarized – JOEL B. POLLAK
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/19/melania-trump-plagiarism-hillary-biden-barack-michelle/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Show of unity between Trump campaign, RNC reassures some – Ralph Z. Hallow
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/18/trump-unity-at-rnc-reassures-party-faithful/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Roskam: Democrats politicize Benghazi, not Republicans – SARAH WESTWOOD
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/gop-lawmaker-dems-politicize-benghazi-not-republicans/article/2596938

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Pennsylvania mom accused of stuffing kids, ages 3 and 5, in Corvette trunk – AP  (DIERSEN: How hard will anti-Corvette owners try to paint this “Pennsylvania mom” as being a typical Corvette owner?)
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/19/pennsylvania-mom-accused-stuffing-kids-ages-3-and-5-in-corvette-trunk.html

 

THE HILL
— GOP to Trump: Fire somebody – Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288360-gop-to-trump-fire-somebody
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump looks to turn things around after shaky start to convention.”
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288334-trump-look-to-turns-thing-around-after-shaky-start-to
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: University in Ohio pulls out of hosting presidential debate over safety concerns – Lisa Hagen
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288356-university-pulls-out-of-hosting-presidential-debate-over

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Mother, Friend Accused Of Driving With Children In The Trunk Of A Corvette  A witness allegedly saw the mother stuff her 3-year-old and 5-year-old into the car. – Steven Hoffer  (DIERSEN: How hard will anti-Corvette drivers try to paint this mother and her friend as being typical Corvette drivers?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/children-in-corvette-trunk_us_578e2a40e4b0fa896c3feb73

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump campaign does damage control after Melania plagiarism charges.”
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/melania-trump-speech-michelle-obama-225794

 

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Team Trump falls in a ditch, but keeps digging.”
http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/team-trump-falls-ditch-keeps-digging

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Hillary Clinton has about a 76% chance of winning the presidency.”
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/upshot/presidential-polls-forecast.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “93 percent different: The Trump team’s brazenly bad defenses of Melania’s alleged plagiarism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/19/the-trump-campaigns-brazen-attempts-to-defend-melania-trumps-alleged-plagiarism/
— At the White House, college-bound students celebrated for overcoming steep odds – Joe Heim  (DIERSEN: Did you overcome “steep odds” to become a college graduate. My critics/opponents have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree, three job-related master’s degrees, six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license because I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth and because I have always been privileged.  They hint/imply/argue/shout that I would not have earned any of the aforesaid if I had not avoided the draft.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/at-the-white-house-college-bound-students-celebrated-for-overcoming-steep-odds/2016/07/19/f62e75b2-4d37-11e6-a7d8-13d06b37f256_story.html
— Is the IRS getting back at an in-house critic? – Steven Mufson  (DIERSEN: Democrats have always run IRS.  While I worked for IRS 1971-1980, I became increasingly critical of the preference that IRS was giving its employees who were minority and/or female.  In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS got back at me by disallowing my partial day per diem requests (SEE: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866#mt=e-report). In 1978, the Democrats who ran IRS further got back at me by disallowing my education deductions.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/is-the-irs-getting-back-at-an-in-house-critic/2016/07/19/184746ea-447f-11e6-bc99-7d269f8719b1_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump Camp Aims for Reset After Turbulent Convention Start.”
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-camp-aims-for-reset-after-turbulent-convention-start-1468954797

 

FORBES
— How Significant Is Ford’s Mustang Launch In India? – Trefis Team
http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2016/07/19/how-significant-is-fords-mustang-launch-in-india/#3c51c8e2500d

 

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY
— What Catholics have to say about the GOP platform – Adelaide Mena and Matt Hadro
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/what-catholics-have-to-say-about-the-gop-platform-37543/

 

THE BLAZE
— Ann Coulter Says Trump Is ‘Bringing the Country Together’ – Josiah Ryan
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/19/ann-coulter-says-trump-is-bringing-the-country-together/

 

WEEKLY STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps decry “The Contradictions of Trumpism  The paradox of the pro-Trump argument.”
http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-contradictions-of-trumpism/article/2003385

 

STATESMAN
— Priebus says it’s not unusual for Bush family to miss GOP convention – Allison Graves, Neelesh Moorthy
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/national-govt-politics/priebus-says-its-not-unusual-for-bush-family-to-mi/nr2QY/

 

CLEVELAND
— At RNC forum, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin blames media for “fomenting” animosity toward police – Mark Naymik  (DIERSEN: Who foments animosity toward you?  Those who foment animosity toward me 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.)
http://www.cleveland.com/naymik/index.ssf/2016/07/at_rnc_forum_kentucky_gov_matt.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Ryan’s Angst Over Backing Trump to Get Prime-Time Audience – Billy House  (DIERSEN: The more that you say against Trump, the more that anti-Trumps will promote you.)
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-19/ryan-s-angst-over-backing-trump-to-get-prime-time-audience

 

MERCURY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Melania Trump plagiarism scandal shows deeper problems in Trump campaign.”
http://www.mercurynews.com/elections/ci_30145290/melania-trump-plagiarism-scandal-shows-deeper-problems-trump

 

ATLANIC
— Trump Bends the Party to His Will – YONI APPELBAUM (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?  How successful have the following been in bending the party to their will: the officers of your township/ward party organization, the officers of your county party organization, your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, the IRP officers, the IRP National Committeeman, and the IRP National Committeewoman?)
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/republican-national-convention-liveblog/491675/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Obama cabinet member illegally mixes politics with official duties – Eric White
http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-headlines/2016/07/obama-cabinet-member-illegally-mixes-politics-official-duties/

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Never Trump uproar at Republican convention underscores divided party.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/18/donald-trump-republican-national-convention-party-unity
— How Mike Pence wrote the Republican Planned Parenthood attack playbook  Pence, who has signed every abortion bill to cross his desk since he became governor, has made Indiana a lightning rod for controversy – Molly Redden
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/19/mike-pence-republicans-defund-planned-parenthood-abortion

 

RANDOLPH COUNTY HERALD TRIBUNE
— Mustang and Corvette Show getting closer – Pete Spitler  (DIERSEN: I have owned my 1972 Corvette since 1971, my 2005 Corvette since 2005, and my 2016 Mustang since 2016.)
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/news/20160719/mustang-and-corvette-show-getting-closer

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.