July 2 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— When political operatives ‘keep an eye on’ you – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sweet-when-political-operatives-keep-an-eye-on-you/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Orlando murders were horrific. Chicago’s killing season? Deadlier. – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-chicago-murders-shootings-july-fourth-orlando-0703-jm-20160701-story.html
— The corrupting crusade against political ‘corruption’ – George Will
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-supreme-court-political-corruption-mcdonnell-perspec-0704-20160702-story.html

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— In search of abortion, women are flocking to Illinois – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160702/ISSUE01/307029994/in-search-of-abortion-women-are-flocking-to-illinois
— What the heck just happened with Rauner? – RICH MILLER
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160702/ISSUE11/307029995/what-the-heck-just-happened-with-rauner
— How long will Illinois pols play nice? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160702/ISSUE05/307029996/except-for-madigan-rauner-thanks-all-for-illinois-budget-compromise

 

ABC7
— CHICAGO U.S. APPEALS JUDGE RICHARD POSNER SAYS HE’S SORRY FOR ANTI-CONSTITUTION RANT – Chuck Goudie and Barbara Markoff, Christine Tressel  (DIERSEN: In 1997, I argued a lawsuit before Judge Posner.  SEE: David J. Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange, Inc., 110 F.3d 481 (7th Cir. 1997), cert. denied, 118 S.Ct. 178 (1997) (
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1385001.html) The lawsuit involved the Federal Odometer Act (FOA), the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) authority to grant exemptions from the FOA, and the sufficiency of material facts that would make a dealer suspicious of a car’s mileage.  On December 21, 1995, Judge Suzanne B. Conlon, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, granted the Chicago Car Exchange (CCE) summary judgment on the assumption that the exemption that DOT had granted sellers of old cars was valid.  I appealed that decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin).  On September 16, 1996, I presented oral arguments to Chief Judge Posner and Circuit Court Judges Coffey and Kanne.  On March 31, 1997, the Appellate Court ruled that DOT’s exemption for old cars was invalid.  However, the Appellate Court also ruled that I had not presented sufficient material facts to convince a jury that CCE should have been suspicious of the car’s mileage. On May 13, 1997, the Appellate Court denied my motion for rehearing. On August 5, 1997, I filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States. On October 6, 1997, the Supreme Court denied my petition. The Appellate Court accepted my argument that DOT’s old car exemption was invalid because DOT did not have authority to grant such exemptions. However, subsequently, a) Congress and the Clinton Administration acquiesced to the wishes of the automobile and truck manufacturers and dealers and their lobbyists, amended the FOA, and gave DOT the exemption authority it lacked and b) DOT reissued all the exemptions that it had previously granted including exemptions for sellers of old cars and heavy trucks and for manufactures of cars and trucks. For more on this, visit: http://www.diersen.com/odometer.html)
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-us-appeals-judge-says-hes-sorry-for-anti-constitution-rant/1411436/
— CHICAGO FEDERAL JUDGE RICHARD POSNER COMMENTS ABOUT CONSTITUTION SPARK IMPEACHMENT CALLS – Chuck Goudie and Barbara Markoff, Christine Tressel
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-federal-judge-comments-about-constitution-spark-impeachment-calls-/1409091/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Deputies: Man lied about being veteran to get job – Aaron Mesmer  (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://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/168808735-story

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State campaigns are upon us – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20160702/bernard-schoenburg-state-campaigns-are-upon-us

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Schools get funding for year, but long-term fix elusive – VALERIE WELLS
http://herald-review.com/news/local/education/schools-get-funding-for-year-but-long-term-fix-elusive/article_49401f1a-9976-54c7-9cff-249c1011b3f2.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Budget Deal Not A Comprehensive Plan – JORDAN ABUDAYYEH
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/budget-deal-whats-next

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Reince Priebus: Republicans need to unite ‘more than ever’ – Craig Gilbert
http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/reince-priebus-republicans-need-to-unite-more-than-ever-b99755388z1-385317531.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS’ RNC COMMITTEEWOMAN DEMETRA DEMONTE ON THE CONVENTION FRONTLINES FOR TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/illinois-rnc-committeewoman-fights-for-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: ChristianMingle loses lawsuit, must now include gay singles – Jessica Chasmar
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/1/christianmingle-loses-lawsuit-must-now-include-gay/

 

HOT AIR
— The inherent error in telling GOP delegates to “vote their conscience” – JAZZ SHAW
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/07/02/the-inherent-error-in-telling-gop-delegates-to-vote-their-conscience/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Trump says he’s filled convention speaker spots; tries to reverse slide, seize on Clinton’s tough week
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/07/02/trump-says-hes-filled-convention-speaker-spots-tries-to-reverse-slide-seize-on-clintons-tough-week.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump: Speakers Set for RNC Convention Next Month
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Trump-GOP-Convention-speakers/2016/07/02/id/736793/
— Trump’s Plan Is Best for US Since Reagan’s Reforms – Peter Navarro
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/donald-trump-ronald-reagan-peter-navarro-recession/2016/06/30/id/736560/

 

BREITBART
— Trump Picking Gingrich or Christie as VP Against Clinton-Warren Would Say to Voters ‘Let’s Get It On’ – JEFF POOR
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/07/02/buchanan-trump-picking-gingrich-or-christie-as-vp-against-clinton-warren-would-say-to-voters-lets-get-it-on/
— OUTSTANDING: Tennessee Businesses That Disarm Concealed Carry Permit Holders Now Liable for Their Safety – AWR HAWKINS
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/06/30/tn-businesses-that-disarm-concealed-carry-permit-holders-now-liable-for-their-safety/
— Paul Ryan Sucks Up To Anti-Trump Fat Cats In Silicon Valley – ALLUM BOKHARI
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/02/paul-ryan-sucks-silicon-valley-donors-rejected-trump/

 

CHRISTIAN NEWS
— Franklin Graham Claims Christians Should ‘Hold Your Nose’ and Vote for Either Clinton or Trump – Heather Clark
http://christiannews.net/2016/07/02/franklin-graham-claims-christians-should-hold-your-nose-and-vote-for-either-clinton-or-trump/

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health – Bryan Fischer
http://www.afa.net/the-stand/homosexuality/2016/06/homosexuality-is-a-danger-to-human-health/

 

THE HILL
— Ranking Trump’s top 10 VP picks – Jonathan Easley
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/286320-ranking-trumps-top-10-vp-picks

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Newt Gingrich on vice presidential slot: ‘If it’s about funerals, I’m not interested’ – SEEMA MEHTA
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-updates-gingrich-on-vice-presential-slot-if-1467485491-htmlstory.html
— How much has Donald Trump influenced Republicans? Look at the drop in support for free trade – NOAH BIERMAN
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-updates-how-much-has-donald-trump-influenced-1467473514-htmlstory.html

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— ‘Full Employment’ a misleading term – Jon Talton
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/full-employment-a-misleading-term/

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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