July 24 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Top Republican lawmaker resigns suddenly citing “cyber security issues” – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160724/news/160729429/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican and vocal legislative ally of Gov. Bruce Rauner, is resigning from the Illinois House after saying he’s had “cyber security issues” in recent days. Sandack had been facing a re-election race in November and is well known in Illinois politics for his heavy use of Twitter and Facebook, as well as his role as a floor leader for Republicans in the Illinois House. Sandack did not return requests for comment Sunday evening. But Illinois House Republicans provided a statement Sandack sent to political blog Capitol Fax, which broke the news. “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield,” he said in the statement. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service.” Last week, some of Sandack’s social media accounts disappeared, raising questions because he’s so vocal on the platforms. He was finishing a second term in the Illinois House after a stint in the Illinois Senate. “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband,” he said in the statement. “My duties in Springfield has meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.” Still, Sandack’s departure from the Illinois House is a surprising one for a lawmaker in a high-profile role. As a floor leader on the Illinois House, he’s often one of the first GOP lawmakers to engage with Democrats during debates, sharply questioning their proposals. Sandack became an early Republican to support same-sex marriage, a position that landed him with a 2014 primary opponent he narrowly defeated. He was set to face Democrat Greg Hose of Downers Grove in the November election. Local Republican leaders will be able to pick someone to finish his term. Sandack’s departure comes as a stopgap Illinois budget has put the spending war between Rauner and Democrats on hold, and it assures he won’t be around after the election for what could be a crucial debate over taxes and the governor’s policy agenda.)

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack has Resigned – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/illinois-state-rep-ron-sandack-has-resigned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been reported by several news organizations. Sandack cited recent “cyber security issues” as his main reason for resigning and is quoted in Capitol Fax and Daily Herald as stating: “It has been a tremendous honor and privilege to serve the people of the 81st district for the past four years in Springfield,” he said in the statement. “But after some cyber security issues arose, I began to re-evaluate my continued public service.” and “I have always recognized there is no greater privilege than being a father and husband. My duties in Springfield has meant missing a lot of events in the lives of my children. I am no longer willing to miss important family events.”)

ABC7
— DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, CHAIR OF DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, TO STEP DOWN – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/dnc-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz–to-step-down/1440904/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Sanders delegates call DNC email leak ‘outrageous’ – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-sanders-delegates-call-dnc-email-leak-outrageous/
— DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz resigns amidst email uproar – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, including my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and critics/opponents in the federal government, are much smarter than Schultz, although that is not saying much.  Generally, my critics/opponents are smart enough to not put things in emails that they do not want me to know. My critics/opponents prefer to communicate one-on-on verbally and with no witnesses around.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dnc-chair-wasserman-schultz-resigns-amidst-email-uproar/
— Kirk woos Latinos in race to keep Senate seat – Laura Washington
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/laura-washington/
— Jesse Jackson to speak at Democratic National Convention – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/jesse-jackson-to-speak-at-democratic-national-convention/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump supporters.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-the-duped-believe-in-the-scam-with-all-their-hearts/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DNC chair to step down at end of party’s convention – Mark Z. Barabak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-national-committee-emails-russia-20160724-story.html
— On eve of convention, Democrats bedeviled anew by email
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-democratic-national-convention-20160724-story.html
— Clinton campaign — and some cyber experts — say Russia is behind DNC email leak – Tom Hamburger, Ellen Nakashima
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-clinton-russia-dnc-email-hack-20160724-story.html
— In Trump’s America, we’re one another’s enemy – Dahleen Glanton  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on turning 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 AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-trump-america-dahleen-glanton-talk-20160722-column.html
— Donald Trump defends Roger Ailes, casts suspicion on his accusers – Jenna Johnson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-ailes-fox-news-20160724-story.html
— Trump doubles down on NATO pullback, slaps at GOP Senate Leader McConnell for second-guessing him
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-1469369642-htmlstory.html

 

WSIL TV
— On their convention’s eve, Democrats bedeviled anew by email – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32516114/hacked-emails-complicate-democratic-national-convention

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump calls latest iteration of Muslim ban an expansion  Trump: ‘I don’t think it’s a rollback’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-calls-latest-iteration-of-muslim-ban-an-expansion
— Clinton’s campaign manager: Russia helping Trump  DNC files previously hacked – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/clintons-campaign-manager-russia-helping-trump

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Union Attacks Rauner For Being Donald Trump-ish – SARAH MUELLER
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-union-attacks-rauner-being-donald-trump-ish#stream/0

 

NEWSMAX
— Clinton Faces New Email Scandal Heading into Convention
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/clinton-convention-sanders-dnc/2016/07/24/id/740184/

 

BREITBART
— WikiLeaks Emails: DNC Approved Fake Trump Ads For ‘Hot Women’ Comfortable With ‘Gropes Under The Meeting Table’ – ALLUM BOKHARI
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/07/22/dnc-approved-fake-trump-ads-craigslist-hot-women-comfortable-groping/
— Trump Heckles Disgraced DNC Chair: ‘Reince Priebus Is The Tough One And The Smart One’ – KATIE MCHUGH
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/24/trump-heckles-disgraced-dnc-chair-reince-priebus-is-the-tough-one-and-the-smart-one/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats’ speaker list heavy on political insiders, power brokers – Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/24/democratic-convention-speaker-list-heavy-on-politi/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Leaked Emails Show DNC Officials Planned Anti-Trump Protests – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/24/leaked-emails-show-dnc-officials-planned-anti-trump-protests/
— ‘Sexist Pig’ And Other Eye-Opening Revelations In The DNC Email Leak – ALEX PFEIFFER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/23/sexist-pig-and-other-eye-opening-revelations-in-the-dnc-email-leak/

 

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘Safe space’ offered at Cleveland university in response to Republican National Convention – JENNIFER KABBANY
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28190/
— Universities, students of color embrace segregated spaces on campus – JENNIFER KABBANY
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/28168/

 

THE HILL
— Democrat Committee chairwoman will resign after convention – Jessie Hellmann
http://www.thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/289026-democratic-national-committee-chairwoman-will-resign

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Donald Trump Is ‘A Unique Threat To American Democracy’ and “A Trump presidency would be dangerous for the nation and the world.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-washington-post-threat_us_579502a9e4b0d3568f8397e1

 

POLITICO
— Wasserman Schultz steps down as DNC chair  She will leave her post after this week’s Democratic National Convention. – Daniel Strauss and Marc Caputo
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/wasserman-schultz-wont-preside-over-dnc-convention-226088

 

CNN
— Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader – Jeff Zeleny, Eric Bradner and John King
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/22/politics/dnc-wikileaks-emails/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Rules Out Immigration From Pretty Much Everywhere – Andrew Rosenthal
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/opinion/campaign-stops/trump-rules-out-immigration-from-pretty-much-everywhere.html
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign D.N.C. Post – JONATHAN MARTIN and ALAN RAPPEPORT
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/25/us/politics/debbie-wasserman-schultz-dnc-wikileaks-emails.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Kaine not liberal enough? Just ask Virginians. – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kaine-not-liberal-enough-just-ask-virginians/2016/07/24/ff5f6e2a-519c-11e6-bbf5-957ad17b4385_story.html
— Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will resign in aftermath of email controversy – Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker and Abby Phillip
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hacked-emails-cast-doubt-on-hopes-for-party-unity-at-democratic-convention/2016/07/24/a446c260-51a9-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Convention chaos already: DNC chair out, protesters storm Philly – Daniel Halper, Marisa Schultz and Bruce Golding
http://nypost.com/2016/07/24/convention-chaos-already-dnc-chair-out-protesters-storm-philly/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Aims to Rain on Hillary Clinton’s Parade  Republican will hold a series of public appearances while Democrats meet for their convention – HEATHER HADDON and  JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-aims-to-rain-on-hillary-clintons-parade-1469405954
— Hillary Clinton to Take Command of a Changed Democratic Party  Presumed nominee’s party is more liberal than the one that helped elect her husband in 1992 – PETER NICHOLAS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/hillary-clinton-to-take-command-of-a-changed-democratic-party-1469398298
— Clinton Won the Battle, Sanders the War  Hillary is living in Bernie’s party. So she backs free college and a ‘public option’ while jettisoning trade and charter schools. – JUAN WILLIAMS
http://www.wsj.com/articles/clinton-won-the-battle-sanders-the-war-1469395517
— DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign Amid Email Leaks  Ms. Wasserman Schultz, who will step down at the end of this week’s convention, plans to address the delegates – HARRIET TORRY and  LAURA MECKLER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/under-pressure-dncs-debbie-wasserman-schultz-limits-convention-role-1469376914
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee resigned Sunday after a trove of emails were disclosed showing DNC officials working to undermine the underdog presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, said in a statement that she would resign from her post at the DNC at the end of this week’s convention. She said she would still open and close the gathering and would address the delegates.)

 

USA TODAY
— Some Democrats in tight Senate races will steer clear of convention – Rrin Kelly
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/24/democrats-tight-senate-races-convention/87383994/
— Amid email uproar, Wasserman Schultz to step down after convention – Heidi M. Przybyla
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/07/24/debbie-wasserman-schultz-democratic-convention/87502302/
CINCINNATI
— Please support Trump to save U.S. – Mark Steffen  (DIERSEN: What do you say to Trump supporters who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me because I don’t do enough to help elect Trump?)
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2016/07/22/please-support-trump-save-us/87288402/

 

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump rebukes support from former KKK leader and insists he would rather vote for a DEMOCRAT than see the white supremacist win his Senate race
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3706172/Donald-Trump-rebukes-support-former-KKK-leader-insists-vote-DEMOCRAT-white-supremacist-win-Senate-race.html

 

ALTERNET
— Read This Extraordinary GOP Resignation Letter  “Trump is not merely a poor candidate, but an indictment of our character.”
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/read-extraordinary-gop-resignation-letter

 

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s killed the GOP: He erased covert racism from the party’s platform — by being overtly racist  With the nomination of Trump, the 162-year-old Republican party has rewound to its pre-dog-whistle iteration.”
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/24/trumps_killed_the_gop_he_erased_covert_racism_from_the_partys_platform_by_being_overtly_racist/

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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