June 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DONALD TRUMP HAS A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF BECOMING PRESIDENT – Nate Silver
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/donald-trump-has-a-20-percent-chance-of-becoming-president/1407156/
— LEGISLATORS ADJOURN, WILL RETURN THURSDAY FOR ILLINOIS BUDGET VOTES – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/legislators-adjourn-will-return-thursday-for-illinois-budget-votes/1406344/
— HOW MANY REPUBLICANS MARRY DEMOCRATS? – Eitan Hersh
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-many-republicans-marry-democrats/1405320/

 

NBC5
— Ditka on Whether or Not He Will Be at GOP Convention With Trump: ‘I Haven’t Made up My Mind Yet’
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Ditka-on-Whether-or-Not-He-Will-Be-at-GOP-Convention-With-Trump-I-Havent-Made-up-My-Mind-Yet-384929621.html
— Records Show Just How Much Illinois Owes in Utility Bills for Peoria
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/How-Much-Illinois-Owes-in-Utility-Bills-for-Peoria-384890861.html

 

CBS2
— After Yearlong Budget Impasse, Optimism Growing In Springfield
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/06/29/after-yearlong-budget-impasse-optimism-growing-in-springfield/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ditka surprised to read that he’ll be at GOP convention with Trump – Kim Janssen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chicagoinc/ct-mike-ditka-donald-trump-republican-convention0-630-chicago-inc-20160629-story.html
— Abortion foes caught in a TRAP of their own making by U.S. Supreme Court ruling – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-abortion-texas-clinic-breyer-supreme-court-zorn-perspec-0629-jm-20160628-column.html
— Nearly half of U.S. workers consider themselves underemployed, report says – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz  (DIERSEN: Are/were you underemployed? I became increasingly underemployed a) as I earned a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) as I earned job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) as I earned a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-underemployment-survey-0629-biz-20160628-story.html
— Return to the commuter rat race not as bad as it could be – Rob Manker (DIERSEN: Are/were you a commuter?  I was a commuter 1964-1997.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-manker-column-st-0629-20160628-story.html
— Making a life plan based on your DNA – Barbara Sadick  (DIERSEN: What did potential employers know about your parents’ health?  My potential employers knew that my father had type 1 diabetes from age 14 and had died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-genome-mapping-health-0622-20160620-story.html
— Cook County Board takes mostly symbolic whack at Chicago street violence – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cook-county-gun-violence-preckwinkle-20160628-story.html
— McHenry gun shop to raffle off AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando shooting victims – Robert McCoppin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-orlando-shooting-gun-raffle–met-20160629-story.html
— To stop attacks here, stop Islamic State there – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-istanbul-airport-terrorism-islamic-state-edit-0630-jm-20160629-story.html
— Cook County Board referendum stirs city’s racial politics – Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-cook-county-board-recorder-of-deeds-met-0630-20160629-story.html
— Federal judge says politics not a factor in Emanuel security team selection – Marwa Eltagouri (DIERSEN: In government, everything is political.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-rahm-emanuel-police-security-lawsuit-0630-20160629-story.html
— I don’t like Donald Trump. But he might get my vote. – Jim Ruth
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-hate-vote-hillary-clinton-20160629-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner, lawmakers tentatively agree on education, stopgap budget – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-legislators-reach-tentative-deal-four-budget-bills/
— Ditka politely declines Trump’s invitation – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/sneed-exclusive-ditka-politely-declines-trumps-invitation/
— Rauner, legislators reach tentative deal on budget bills – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-legislators-reach-tentative-deal-four-budget-bills/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: For Democrats, patriotism is defending and advancing the Democrat Party platform.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/robert-reich-what-kind-of-patriot-are-you/
— Judge finds no politics in Emanuel’s bodyguard picks – Jon Seidel  (DIERSEN: In government, everything is political.  While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/judge-finds-no-politics-in-emanuels-bodyguard-picks/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois Republicans report budget deal – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160629/news/160628874/
— Enough! Time for leaders, lawmakers to quit the politics and produce a budget – Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160628/discuss/160629023/
— Kane County must make up difference on poor pension investment returns – Jim Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160629/news/160628888/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The deal that will get Illinois a stopgap budget – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160629/BLOGS02/160629794/lawmakers-set-to-vote-on-tentative-illinois-budget-deal
— More Springfield progress, but no budget deal . . . yet
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20160629/BLOGS02/160629819/more-springfield-progress-but-no-budget-deal-yet

 

WBEZ
— Chicago Activists Ask Rauner’s Neighbors To Help Lobby For CPS Money – Dan Weissmann
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-activists-ask-rauners-neighbors-to-help-lobby-for-cps-money/498e9aae-855c-4fcf-a52f-5fcbaa7c7521

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Chicago, downstaters need to work together – Scott Reeder
http://www.nwherald.com/2016/06/28/reeder-chicago-downstaters-need-to-work-together/amnx1an/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Pew poll: Trump at 9% with Europeans  Clinton earns much more positive marks among Europeans  (DIERSEN: Of course, needless-to-say, foreign countries and their citizens want America to give them lots of money, to pander to them, to glorify them, to praise them, and to surrender America to them.
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/pew-poll-trump-at-9-with-europeans

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Davis says more gun laws not needed – Lenore Sobota
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/davis-says-more-gun-laws-not-needed/article_bbaf338f-d50d-5518-bf43-31fcbad44ec2.html

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Illinois newspapers tell Rauner, Democrats ‘Do Your Job’ – AP  (DIERSEN: What is your job?  My job is to a) put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening and b) maximize the Republican vote in DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9.  My critics/opponents would say my job is to give them money, to pander to them, to serve as one of their operatives, and/or to serve as one of their dupes.)
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/illinois-newspapers-tell-rauner-democrats-do-your-job/article_2c7cf1a5-4623-560a-a54e-2d17ffa89532.html

 

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEALINE: Foreign countries want America to put their interests ahead of America’s interests.
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/32332055/north-america-leaders-urge-against-trumps-isolationism

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Video: Rep. Ron Sandack appears on ‘Daily Show’
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/06/29/video-rep-ron-sandack-appears-on-daily-show/a7gyuzx/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Term Limits: While Not A Panacea, Quinn & Rauner Advance Worthy Proposals (Part 2) – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2016/06/term-limits-while-not-a-panacea-quinn-rauner-advance-worthy-proposals-part-2/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER JACK RYAN CAMPAIGN STAFFER JASON MILLER SIGNS ON WITH TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/former-jack-ryan-campaign-staffer-signs-on-with-trump-.html
— MCCANN BREAKS WITH GOP AGAIN TO STAND WITH SEIU DAYCARE WORKERS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/mccann-breaks-with-gop-again-to-stand-with-seiu-daycare-workers.html
— ROMANO: DID A TAX-EXEMPT GAY RIGHTS GROUP HOST A PARTISAN PARADE ATTACK?
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/romano-did-a-tax-exempt-gay-rights-group-host-a-partisan-parade-attack.html
— SYVERSON POINTS TO CHICAGO POLITICIANS AS THE CULPRITS BLOCKING BUDGET PROGRESS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/06/syverson-points-to-chicago-politicians-as-the-culprits-blocking-budget-progress.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cleveland approves $50 million in ‘protest insurance’ for GOP convention – Jennifer Harper
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jun/29/inside-the-beltway-cleveland-approves-50-million-i/

 

GOPUSA
— Obama’s transgender restroom mandate bombs with voters
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=11770

 

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Hearing Witness Involved In FBI Training ‘Purge’: No Such Thing As Radical Islam – Kerry Picket
http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/senate-hearing-witness-involved-in-fbi-training-purge-no-such-thing-as-radical-islam/

 

NATIONALREVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say that “Trump’s Anti-‘Globalism’ Is Anti–Free Trade.”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437277/donald-trump-free-trade

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Questions Arise Concerning First Lady’s ‘Girl-Power’ Trip With Daughters – Fred Maxwell J
http://www.westernjournalism.com/questions-arise-concerning-first-ladys-girl-power-trip-with-daughters/

 

BREITBART
— Shock Poll: Trump/Clinton Dead Heat, Long Hot Summer Ahead – ALEX SWOYER
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/06/29/shock-poll-trumpclinton-dead-heat-long-hot-summer-ahead/

 

THE BLAZE
— Facebook CEO Builds 6-Ft Wall Around Hawaii Property — and Neighbors Don’t Like It – Jon Street
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/29/facebook-ceo-builds-6-ft-wall-around-hawaii-property-and-neighbors-dont-like-it/

 

REUTERS
— Briton indicted on weapons charges over Trump rally incident
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-indictment-idUSKCN0ZF2ZT

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Three Amigos’ take on Trumpism at North American summit – Gregory Korte
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/06/29/three-amigos-trump-trade-immigration-north-american-summit/86525134/
— Front Page: Swiss deny citizenship to Muslim girls who balked at swimming with boys – Helena Bachmann
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/28/swiss-deny-citizenship-muslim-girls-who-balked-swimming-boys/86469658/
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Cinton’s Liberal Temptation: Will she use Trump’s unpopularity to bridge our political divides or to advance a polarizing agenda? – Michael Wear
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/06/29/temptation-hillary-clinton-warren-evangelical-brownback-unifier-bible-study-senate-new-york-lgbt-olumn/86288776/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Candidates Lead on Negative Voter Views Neil King Jr.
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/06/28/welcome-to-the-ultimate-hold-your-nose-election/
— Out of the Brexit Turmoil: Opportunity  Europe should not treat Britain as a prison escapee but as a potential compatriot. And the U.S. has a vital role to play. – HENRY A. KISSINGER
http://www.wsj.com/articles/out-of-the-brexit-turmoil-opportunity-1467151419
— How to Find Out What the Boss Really Thinks of You – SUE SHELLENBARGER  (DIERSEN: My bosses in the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to think negatively of me and of those who shared my demographics, that is, those who were Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-find-out-what-the-boss-really-thinks-of-you-1467138157

 

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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