July 5 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump with Christie or Gingrich: A 2-bullies ticket or a 6-marriages ticket? – Jennifer Rubin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-gingrich-christie-vice-president-20160701-story.html
— Emanuel, others start raising campaign cash ahead of 2019 – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-chicago-mayor-campaign-fundraising-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: With so many kids shot, what kind of city has Chicago become? – Dahleen Glanton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-kids-shot-glanton-talk-20160704-column.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: 10 shootings a day: Complex causes of Chicago’s spiking violence – Annie Sweeney and Jeremy Gorner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-shootings-violence-2016-met-20160630-story.html
— Behind shrinking middle-class jobs: A surge in outsourcing – Don Lee
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-us-jobs-outsourcing-20160701-story.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Paul Ryan navigates the ruins of his party – Francis Wilkinson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-paul-ryan-donald-trump-republican-ruins-20160630-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Business owners cope as Chicago’s minimum wage creeps higher – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-minimum-wage-update-0705-biz-20160701-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Immigrants ‘so thankful’ to celebrate Fourth of July – Jacob Wittich
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/20160705/281573765016233

 

DAILY HERALD
— Change law to push formality of contract votes – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160705/discuss/160709788/
— Young Cuban-Americans get new impressions on island visits – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160704/news/307049877/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Stopgap budget only half a solution – Editorial
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-stopgap-budget-only-half-a-solution/article_6e12d958-7e8c-59bf-bb47-7fb28b4fd13e.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Stopgap budget is progress, but barely – Editorial
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/stopgap-budget-is-progress-but-barely/article_47529ca7-b9ce-525d-963f-9708d880c8bf.html

 

CANTON DAILY LEDGER
— Assessing Trump’s vice presidential shortlist – AP
http://www.cantondailyledger.com/news/20160705/assessing-trumps-vice-presidential-shortlist

 

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Libertarians Say Election System Discriminates Against Small Parties – SARAH MUELLER
http://northernpublicradio.org/post/libertarians-say-election-system-discriminates-against-small-parties

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Politicians in the Wonder Lake Parade – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/07/05/politicians-in-the-wonder-lake-parade/

 

ILLINOIS HOME PAGE
— Urbana man arrested for suspected flag burning  No word on whether charges will be filed – Aaron Eades
http://www.illinoishomepage.net/news/local-news/man-arrested-for-suspected-flag-burning

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Update on DuPage County’s FOIA Denial for W-2 forms – John Kraft
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/update-on-dupage-countys-foia-denial-for-w-2-forms/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSKAM HELPS DELIVER JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF THE IRS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/roskam-helps-deliver-justice-for-victims-of-the-irs.html
— FORMER GOV. QUINN LAUNCHES VIDEO FOR CHICAGO MAYORAL TERM LIMITS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/former-gov-quinn-launches-video-for-chicago-mayoral-term-limits.html
— THE STATE OF PATRIOTISM IN AMERICA
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/the-state-of-patriotism-in-america.html
— PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA OFFERS PRAYERS TO ALLAH, ACKNOWLEDGES MUHAMMAD AS PROPHET
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/presbyterian-church-usa-offers-prayers-to-allah-acknowledges-muhammad-as-prophet.html

 

TPM
— Kirk Says Distance From Trump Has Helped His Senate Campaign – CAITLIN MACNEAL
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mark-kirk-distance-trump

 

FEDERALIST
— The Moral Collapse Of The Republican Party  The Republican Party is not ‘unifying.’ It is surrendering. – Paul David Miller
http://thefederalist.com/2016/07/05/the-moral-collapse-of-the-republican-party/

 

NEWSMAX
— Why Dump Trump Effort Faces Likely Defeat at GOP Convention –
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/anti-Trump-Efforts-Likely-Defeat/2016/07/05/id/737005/
— USA Today/Suffolk Poll: Clinton Lead Over Trump Down to Single Digits – Greg Richter
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-lead-donald-trump-poll/2016/07/04/id/736991/

 

THE HILL
— 8 possible VP options for Trump – Matt Mackowiak
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/286452-8-possible-vp-options-for-trump

 

ROLL CALL
— How Google is Ruining Politics  Why take leaders’ words for something when you can look it up yourself? – Patricia Murphy
http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/google-ruining-politics-armchair-experts-brexit-clinton-trump
— Party Pay Gap: House Democrats Spend More On Staff Than GOP  37 of the 50 biggest spenders on aides’ paychecks are Democrats – Sean McMinn
http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/party-pay-gap-house-democrats-spend-more-on-staff-than-gop

 

POLITICO
— Trump blacklist won’t apply to convention – Nick Gass
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/trump-blacklist-republican-convention-225091
— Immigration reformers eye Gang of 8 revival  Several members of the group that fell short of getting immigration reform into law are ready to try again. – Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/immigration-reform-gang-eight-225028

 

REUTERS
— How Trump might be erased from (GOP) history – BILL SCHNEIDER
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-elections-republicans-trump-commentar-idUSKCN0ZL0I6

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Trump Builds An Inner Circle On Family Ties – MICHAEL BARBARO and JONATHAN MAHLER
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/us/politics/jared-kushner-donald-trump.html
— The Theology of Donald Trump – Peter Wehner
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/05/opinion/campaign-stops/the-theology-of-donald-trump.html
— What Makes a Politician ‘Authentic’? – JENNIFER SZALAI
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/magazine/what-makes-a-politician-authentic.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— How a Trump-Gingrich ticket would play out – Jonah Goldberg
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldberg-trump-vp-newt-gingrich-20160705-snap-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— Trump protests Clinton riding Air Force One with Obama – David M Jackson
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/07/05/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-president-obama-air-force-one/86699270/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Facebook unfriends the media – and we didn’t see it coming – Michael Wolff
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/wolff/2016/07/04/wolff-facebook-and-media-interests/86604594/

 

FORTUNE
— This Is What the Republicans and Democrats are Spending on this Summer’s Conventions – Ben Geier
http://fortune.com/2016/07/05/conventions-cleveland-philadelphia/

 

GQ
— Getting Sued by Trump Has Its Upsides – Mark Singer
http://www.gq.com/story/getting-sued-by-trump-has-its-upsides

 

DAILY MAIL
— Trump supporter ‘thrown out of Mexican restaurant in New York because she was wearing a campaign hat’ – SARAH DEAN
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3674750/Donald-Trump-supporter-thrown-Mexican-restaurant-New-York-wearing-campaign-hat.html

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.