March 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— HOUSE COMMITTEE WANTS EVIDENCE FOR TRUMP’S WIRETAP CLAIM – AP  (DIERSEN: What evidence do your critics/opponents have against you?  My critics/opponents have always claimed that they have more than enough evidence to justify a) their accusations against me, b) the actions that they have taken against me, and c) the actions that they have threatened to take against me.  However, they refuse to provide me with any evidence.  What does that say about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-committee-wants-evidence-for-trumps-wiretap-claim/1797401/

 

NBC5
— After Pledging to Donate Salary, Trump Declines to Release Proof  Federal law mandates the president receive a $400,000 annual salary, paid out once a month  (DIERSEN: How many in America have jobs that pay more than $400,000 a year?)
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/After-Pledging-to-Donate-Salary-Trump-Declines-to-Release-Proof-415987833.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois considers applying sales taxes to more services – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/241118341-story
— White House vows plan will offer insurance to every American
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/241127399-story
— Trump wiretap claim will likely lack evidence, congressmen say  (DIERSEN: What evidence do your critics/opponents have against you?  My critics/opponents have always claimed that they have more than enough evidence to justify a) their accusations against me, b) the actions that they have taken against me, and c) the actions that they have threatened to take against me.  However, they refuse to provide me with any evidence.  What does that say about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes?)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/241111614-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— McCain to Trump: Retract wiretapping claim or prove it – Kelsey Snell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-mccain-trump-wiretapping-claim-20170312-story.html
— Millions might lose health coverage? Not to hear Republican leaders tell it – Philip Bump
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-gop-healthcare-20170312-story.html
— Police: Florida man started dumpster fire to ‘run the Arabs out of our country,’ but the victims were Indian – Amy B. Wang
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-florida-dumpster-fire-20170312-story.html
— ‘SNL’ goes after Ivanka Trump hard – Aaron Blake
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-snl-ivanka-trump-20170312-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
–Illinois considers applying sales taxes to more services – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-considers-applying-sales-taxes-to-more-services/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Steinberg uses Shimkus to blast Republicans.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-lets-all-thank-congressman-shimkus-for-what-he-said/
— University of Illinois faculty petitions against hate speech – AP  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the University of Illinois officially banish those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/university-of-illinois-faculty-petitions-against-hate-speech/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But faculty from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latino Studies challenged Jones with a petition last week on “Racism and ‘Free Speech.’” The petition said Jones’ email was “insufficient at best.”)
— In 1st budget, Trump to push conservative view of government – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/in-1st-budget-trump-to-push-conservative-view-of-government/

 

WGN RADIO
— U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis shares his opinion on why the American Health Care Act is a responsible, conservative solution – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/03/12/u-s-rep-rodney-davis-on-why-the-american-health-care-act-is-a-responsible-conservative-solution-to-obamacare/
— The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 3/12/17 – JASMINE COOPER
http://wgnradio.com/2017/03/12/the-sunday-spin-politics-with-rick-pearson-full-show-31217/

 

WLS AM
— New law aimed at reducing Illinois prison population – AP
http://www.wlsam.com/2017/03/12/new-law-aimed-at-reducing-illinois-prison-population/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Feeling valued at work: Priceless or worthless? – Karla L. Miller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170312/business/170319986/

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Illinois considers applying sales taxes to more services – AP
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20170312/illinois-considers-applying-sales-taxes-to-more-services

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Labor experts unsure of future if Illinois workers strike – AP
http://thetelegraph.com/news/98227/labor-experts-unsure-of-future-if-illinois-workers-strike

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Rauner must veto proposed budget compromise, activist says – Karen Kidd
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511078165-rauner-must-veto-proposed-budget-compromise-activist-says

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Quad Cities’ Bustos creates campaign committee to explore challenge to Rauner
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511091979-quad-cities-bustos-creates-campaign-committee-to-explore-challenge-to-rauner

 

WIRE POINTS
— Study Says Illinois Doesn’t Know All it Spends on Higher Ed. Not Unusual. – Mark Glennon
http://www.wirepoints.com/study-says-illinois-doesnt-know-how-much-it-spends-on-higher-ed-not-unusual-wirepoints-original/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Rauner Speaks to $100 a Plate Dinner for McHenry County GOP
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/03/12/rauner-speaks-to-100-a-plate-dinner-for-mchenry-county-gop/

 

NEWSMAX
— Efforts to Honor Obama In Chicago Get Mixed Feedback – Cathy Burke
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/chicago-naming-obama-day/2017/03/12/id/778282/

 

BREITBART
— Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Immigration Executive Order – KEN KLUKOWSKI
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/12/federal-court-blocks-immigration-executive-order/
— Tancredo — Illegal Aliens and Violent Crime: Some Amazing Facts – TOM TANCREDO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/12/tancredo-illegal-aliens-and-violent-crime-some-amazing-facts/
— SNL, Scarlett Johansson Mock Ivanka Trump with ‘Complicit’ Perfume Ad – DANIEL NUSSBAUM
http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/03/12/snl-scarlett-johansson-mock-ivanka-trump-complicit-perfume-ad/

 

NBC NEWS
— HHS Sec. Tom Price: ‘Nobody Will Be Worse Off Financially’ Under GOP Health Plan – KAILANI KOENIG
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/hhs-sec-tom-price-nobody-will-be-worse-financially-under-n732376

 

WASHINGTON POST
— SNL goes after Ivanka Trump hard – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/12/snl-goes-after-ivanka-trump-hard/

 

DENVER POST
— They are poor, sick and voted for Trump. What will happen to them without Obamacare? – Jessica Contrera
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/03/12/what-will-happen-without-obamacare/

 

SLATE
— Trump Still Hasn’t Filled Hundreds and Hundreds of Federal Jobs Vital to an Administration – Elliot Hannon
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/12/trump_still_hasn_t_filled_hundreds_of_administration_jobs.html

 

WAMC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Stephen Gottieb asks “Why can’t government be employer of last resort?” From the beginning of time, those in the private sector have viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned government employees and government retirees as being lazy, stupid, and even worse things.  Having to be the subject of that vicious hatred justifies paying government employees and retirees significantly more than those in the hate-filled private sector.
http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-how-can-we-protect-american-workers

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps side with foreign countries concerning trade.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-pose-growing-challenge-to-trumps-trade-agenda-1489337570

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans promote sanctuary cities.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-12/new-york-guides-sanctuary-cities-after-trump-immigration-order

 

FORBES
— ‘Trump’s War On Washington’ Or Washington’s War On Trump – Ralph Benko
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2017/03/12/trumps-war-on-washington-or-washingtons-war-on-trump/#6ab00e727ddc

 

GUARDIAN
— Elizabeth Warren says Trump pushed out prosecutors to install ‘cronies’ – Alan Yuhas
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/12/elizabeth-warren-trump-preet-bharara

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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