July 7 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Trump Vows to Win Illinois, Slams Kirk  Trump reportedly vowed to win Illinois in November and called Sen. Mark Kirk a loser during a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans Thursday, the Washington Post Reports. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Report-Trump-Vows-to-Win-Illinois-Slams-Kirk-385902241.html
— High Profile Illinois Republicans Plan to Skip GOP Convention: Report  A host of Illinois Republicans won’t attend this month’s Republican National Convention, distancing themselves from presumptive party nominee Donald Trump. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Report-Only-a-Handful-of-Illinois-Republicans-Will-Attend-RNC-385892001.html
— Democrat Ads Slam Dold for Ties to Trump  TV ads condemning Republican Congressional candidates who support presumptive party nominee Donald Trump will begin airing in Illinois’ 10th congressional district this week.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Democratic-Committee-Ads-Slam-Congressmen-with-Ties-to-Trump-385905271.html

 

ABC7
— Duckworth raises $2.7 million in Senate bid against Kirk – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-mark-kirk-fundraising-met-0708-20160707-story.html
— PROTESTERS MARCH ALONG HIGHWAY, BRIEFLY SHUT DOWN NB DAN RYAN – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/news/protesters-march-along-highway-briefly-shut-down-nb-dan-ryan/1417883/
— NO DOUBLE STANDARD IN CLINTON PROBE, FBI DIRECTOR SAYS – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/no-double-standard-in-clinton-probe-fbi-director-says/1417551/

 

CBS2
— Kirk Calls Donald Trump A ‘Bully,’ Trump Calls Kirk ‘Loser’ – AP
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/07/07/sen-mark-kirk-calls-donald-trump-a-bully-trump-calls-kirk-loser/

 

WLS AM
— Kirk: Seems like “crimes were committed” in Clinton email case – Jen DeSalvo
http://www.wlsam.com/2016/07/07/kirk-seems-like-crimes-were-committed-in-clinton-email-case/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Labor board rules against Rauner in union case – John Byrne and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-afscme-contract-hearing-met-0708-20160707-story.html
— Donald Trump offers assurances to GOP rank-and-file in Congress
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-donald-trump-gop-congress-20160707-story.html
— The July surprise: Could Republicans really dump Trump in Cleveland? – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-trump-republican-convention-delegates-edit-jm-20160707-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois fundraiser Gidwitz has sit-down with Trump – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-illinois-fundraiser-gidwitz-has-sit-down-with-trump/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville township road budget feud brings questions on checks, balances – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/news/160709358/
— How much does your school district get in the new state budget? – Mike Riopell
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/news/160709333/
— Oswego man charged again with threatening tollway chairman – Justin Kmitch
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/news/160709309/
— Lake County Coroner can’t run as independent, officials say – Mick Zawislak
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/news/160709259/
— DuPage panel keeps one Democrat, removes another from ballot – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/news/160709299/
— Ryan: All options available to punish Dems for guns sit-in – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/news/307079894/
— House passes measure to stop sale of Boeing aircraft to Iran – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/business/307079806/
— Merging county offices deserves, requires careful study – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160707/discuss/160709252/
— Winners, losers in this year’s Kane County riverboat grants – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160706/news/160709417/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Take that! Trump, Kirk, Duckworth in 3-way verbal brawl – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160707/BLOGS02/160709897/take-that-trump-kirk-duckworth-in-3-way-verbal-brawl

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Trump calls Kirk a loser; Kirk calls Trump a bully – AP
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article88259662.html

 

HERALD NEWS
— Kinzinger says there was a lack of energy in Donald Trump meeting with GOP  Trump offers assurances to GOP rank-and-file in Congress – AP
http://www.theherald-news.com/2016/07/07/rep-adam-kinzinger-says-there-was-a-lack-of-energy-in-donald-trump-meeting-with-gop/atbeaqm/

 

WSIL TV
— Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says Donald Trump is an “Eastern, privileged, wealthy bully.”
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32390448/the-latest-kirk-trump-is-a-privileged-bully
— Brash Trump courts, jabs, anxious Republicans – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32389593/brash-trump-courts-jabs-anxious-republicans

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rauner: I can’t get everything done – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-07-07/rauner-i-can%E2%80%99t-get-everything-done.html

 

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Governor touts reform during Effingham stop – Bill Grimes
http://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/governor-touts-reform-during-effingham-stop/article_3844b9b9-6da8-5153-b14f-7166f537f1ea.html

 

  1. LOUIS TODAY
    — Trump has tense meeting with Senate Republicans, calls Illinois’ Kirk ‘a loser’ – Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    http://www.stltoday.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/trump-has-tense-meeting-with-senate-republicans-calls-illinois-kirk/article_32362f9e-3697-5d99-a7bf-8cc7e290aa24.html

 

DEPAULIA
— University denies second Yiannopoulos visit – Rachel Hinton
http://depauliaonline.com/2016/07/07/university-denies-second-yiannopoulus-visit/

 

REBOOT ILLINOIS
— TRAGIC: ILLINOIS MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM HAS NEARLY 8,000 PATIENTS, COULD SOON HAVE MANY MORE – Kevin Hoffman
http://www.rebootillinois.com/2016/07/07/editors-picks/kevin-hoffmanrebootillinois-com/illinois-medical-marijuana-program-has-nearly-8000-patients-could-soon-have-many-more/61134/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— New transparency law already having impact
http://ilnews.org/8512/transparency-laws-already-having-effect/

 

ILLINOIS OBSERVER
— Rauner on Deficit: “Can’t Cut Our Way” Out; Brady Urges Compromise; Cities Wait on Money
http://www.illinoisobserver.net/2016/07/07/rauner-deficit-cant-cut-way-brady-urges-compromise-cities-wait-money/

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/07/dupage-county-letter-on-compensation-of-elected-officials-part-1/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— KIRK WAS ONLY REPUBLICAN TO OPPOSE RESTRICTING SANCTUARY CITIES
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/kirk-was-only-republican-to-oppose-restricting-sanctuary-cities.html
— SPEAKER RYAN REQUESTS HILLARY CLINTON’S ACCESS TO CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION BE WITHHELD
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/07/speaker-ryan-requests-hillary-clintons-access-to-confidential-information-be-withheld.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Trump predicts Illinois win, lashes out at Kirk
http://capitolfax.com/2016/07/07/trump-predicts-illinois-win-lashes-out-at-kirk/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Milo Yiannopoulos banned from DePaul University for creating ‘hostile environment’ during May speech – Jessica Chasmar
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jul/7/milo-yiannopoulos-banned-from-depaul-university-fo/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats block illegal alien, sanctuary city bills in GOP led Senate
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-block-illegal-alien-sanctuary-city-bills-in-gop-led-senate/

 

BREITBART
— 200 House Republicans Give Trump Two Standing Ovations on Capitol Hill – ALEX SWOYER
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/07/200-house-republicans-give-trump-two-standing-ovations-capitol-hill/
— Politico Screws Up Again: Misspells Reince Priebus’s Name, Inaccurately Calls Ivanka Trump The Donald’s ‘Wife’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/07/07/politico-screws-misspells-reince-priebus-name-inaccurately-calls-ivanka-trump-donalds-wife/

 

TOWNHALL
— You Need To Suck It Up And Vote For Trump – Kurt  Schlichter
http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/07/07/you-need-to-suck-it-up-and-vote-for-trump-n2188770

 

DAILY CALLER
— Illinois Labor Stalemate Pivots Towards Possible Statewide Strike – Connor D. Wolf
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/07/illinois-labor-stalemate-pivots-towards-possible-statewide-strike/
— McCarthy: Dems Broke ‘Number Of Rules’ During Sit-In, Discipline Pending – Juliegrace Brufke  (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats stage illegal sit-ins in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/06/mccarthy-dems-broke-number-of-rules-during-sit-in-discipline-pending/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Cruz Accepts Trump Offer to Speak in Cleveland – Tim Alberta
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/437580/breaking-cruz-accepts-trump-offer-speak-cleveland
— If Hillary Had Been a Soldier in the Army, Here’s How She’d Be Treated – DAVID FRENCH
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437536/hillary-clinton-email-scandal-unfit-president-unfit-soldier

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Bill O’Reilly Makes Bold Statement About President Obama And Islam  “… deep emotional ties …” – Scott Mason
http://www.westernjournalism.com/bill-oreilly-makes-bold-statement-about-president-obama-and-islam/

 

NUMBERS USA
— SESSIONS: 60% OF ILLEGAL SURGE MINORS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RETURNED HOME
https://www.numbersusa.com/news/sessions-60-illegal-surge-minors-should-have-been-returned-home

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Priebus: It’s ‘unfathomable’ why Republicans would not support Trump – RYAN LOVELACE
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/priebus-its-unfathomable-why-republicans-would-not-support-trump/article/2595893

 

THE HILL
— Gingrich: I’d feel ‘compelled’ to be Trump’s VP if asked – Jesse Byrnes
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/286947-gingrich-id-feel-compelled-to-be-trumps-vp-if-asked
— Priebus: We’ll ‘win with or without’ Trump critics – Mark Hensch
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/286869-rnc-head-well-win-with-or-without-trump-critics
— Kirk touts break from Trump – Jordain Carney  (DIERSEN: Who touts their break from you?  The following tout their break from me: those who 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 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.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/286831-gop-senator-touts-break-from-trump
— Trump blasts media in meeting with House Republicans – Scott Wong
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/286808-trump-blasts-media-in-meeting-with-house-republicans
— Lawmakers push officials to cut food stamp fraud – Maria Rachal
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/286820-lawmakers-push-officials-to-cut-food-stamp-fraud
— FBI director, House GOP face off in dramatic hearing – Julian Hattem
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/286821-fbi-head-clinton-had-no-intent-to-break-law-leading-to-no-charges

 

POLITICO
— Trump’s Capitol Hill doubters unmoved after face-to-face meetings  The GOP standard bearer’s fans were happy, but he didn’t change minds.- Burgess Everett, Heather Caygle and Rachael Bade
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/donald-trump-capitol-hill-225262

 

ABC NEWS
— Labor Board Denies Rauner’s Request to Expedite Union Case – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/labor-board-denies-rauners-request-expedite-union-case-40419819
— Trump Offers Assurances to GOP Rank-and-File in Congress – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-paying-visit-gop-rank-file-congress-40397498
— Trump Meets With Former GOP Rival Ted Cruz – JORDYN PHELPS, BEN SIEGEL, AND JOHN SANTUCCI
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-meets-gop-leaders-capitol-hill/story?id=40401803

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Donald Trump Holds Tense Talks With Senate Republicans – ALAN RAPPEPORT, JENNIFER STEINHAUER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/08/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-party.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois says Donald Trump is an “Eastern, privileged, wealthy bully.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/whitehouse/the-latest-ryan-deny-clinton-from-classified-briefings/2016/07/07/f11d896c-4433-11e6-a76d-3550dba926ac_story.html
— Trump visits the Hill to mend fences with GOP — and brings his hammer – Philip Rucker, Sean Sullivan and Paul Kane
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-trip-to-capitol-hill-some-bridges-built-with-gop-some-set-ablaze/2016/07/07/669c4318-446b-11e6-bc99-7d269f8719b1_story.html
— Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans – Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/07/trump-meets-with-hill-republicans-as-controversy-over-star-of-david-tweet-continues/
— It’s very, very hard to understand what Donald Trump is doing right now – Chris Cillizza
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/07/its-very-very-hard-to-understand-what-donald-trump-is-doing-right-now/
— Obama: Shootings by police are ‘symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities in our criminal justice system’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/07/obama-shootings-by-police-are-symptomatic-of-a-broader-set-of-racial-disparities-in-our-criminal-justice-system/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump gets warm welcome on Capitol Hill, tells Republicans, ‘Let’s stick together’ – LISA MASCARO
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-trailguide-updates-1467904454-htmlstory.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY
— Donald Trump bullies Senate GOP rivals at meeting meant to unify party – Cameron Joseph
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/election/trump-bullies-senate-gop-rivals-meeting-meant-unify-party-article-1.2702723

 

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Fears of violent protests mount as Republican convention nears – WILLIAM DOUGLAS
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article88229052.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Donald Trump Woos Some GOP Lawmakers, Leaves Others Cold  Likely GOP presidential nominee impresses some lawmakers during Capitol Hill visit, but encounters pushback from skeptics – KRISTINA PETERSON and SIOBHAN HUGHES
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-goes-to-capitol-hill-to-woo-republican-lawmakers-1467910523

 

BLOOMBERG
— After Trump Meeting, Republicans Project Image of Unity – Billy House and Steven T. Dennis
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-07/after-trump-meeting-house-republicans-project-image-of-unity
— Republican Show of Unity With Trump Punctured by Some Discord – Billy House and Steven T. Dennis
http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-07-07/republican-show-of-unity-with-trump-punctured-by-some-discord

 

NEWSWEEK
— DONALD TRUMP CALLS OUT REPUBLICAN DETRACTORS – REUTERS
http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-washington-ted-cruz-republicans-ben-sasse-jeff-flake-mark-kirk-478649

 

DAILY MAIL
— GOP senator angrily confronts Trump at closed meeting: I’m ‘the other Arizona senator – the one who didn’t get captured’ –  GEOFF EARLE
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3679774/GOP-senator-angrily-confronts-Trump-closed-meeting-m-Arizona-senator-one-didn-t-captured.html

 

FISCAL TIMES
— GOP Chief Calls for Unity, but Trump Shows Just How Hard That Will Be – Rob Garver
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/07/07/GOP-Chief-Calls-Unity-Trump-Shows-Just-How-Hard-Will-Be

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Oppose Government-Controlled News Coverage of Candidates  (DIERSEN: Who wants to control you?  The following want to control me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: those who 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 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.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2016/voters_oppose_government_controlled_news_coverage_of_candidates

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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