March 15 Morning Edition

ABC7
— CHICAGO JOINS LEGAL FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/news/chicago-joins-legal-fight-against-trumps-travel-ban/1801206/

 

NBC5
— Emanuel, Other US Mayors File Brief Supporting States Challenging Trump’s Travel Ban
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Emanuel-Joins-Other-US-City-Leaders-in-Filing-Brief-Supporting-States-Challenging-Trumps-Travel-Ban-416182323.html

 

CBS2
— Christian Woman’s Hijab Sparks Backlash From Sons’ Boy Scout Troop – Steve Miller
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/03/14/christian-womans-hijab-sparks-backlash-from-sons-boy-scout-troop/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois’ poor more often victims of violent crime – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/241742685-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senators question Rauner involvement in U.S. attorney process – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-zachary-fardon-dick-durbin-letter-met-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: In a front page top of fold editorial with a big color picture unethically made to look like a news article, anti-Trumps treasonously use Elvira Arellano a) to glorify and praise illegals and b) to encourage people to come to America illegally, to stay in America illegally, and to bring others to America illegally.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/immigration/ct-elvira-arellano-ice-check-in-met-20170315-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-medical-pot-real-estate-deal-0315-biz-20170314-story.html
— Burden of debt hangs over U.S. economy – Terry Savage
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-201703131730–tms–savagectnts-a20170313-20170313-column.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote immigration because immigrants vote for Democrats.  RINOs promote immigration because they want cheap labor.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-immigration-deportation-trump-american-dream-perspec-0315-jm-20170314-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Next U.S. attorney in Chicago must be an anti-violence warrior – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/next-u-s-attorney-in-chicago-must-be-an-anti-violence-warrior/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Harassment case resurfaces in District 200 board race – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170315/news/170319364/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The bitterness between the two lingers, with Mathieson, now a school board incumbent, saying he’ll step down rather than serve with Hudock in the event they both win seats in the April 4 election. Hudock, meanwhile, says his attorney has advised him not to comment on the nearly 32-year-old case, and he hung up twice on a Daily Herald reporter seeking his side of the story. . .Mathieson is now calling on Hudock to withdraw from the race.)

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Two GOP senators (Jil Tracy and Michael Connelly) try to separate pension reform from ‘grand bargain’ – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170314/two-gop-senators-try-to-separate-pension-reform-from-grand-bargain

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois lawmakers revive automatic voter registration push – AP
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-revive-automatic-voter-registration-push#stream/0

 

STATELINE
— Analysis: Illinois Now Has Highest Taxes in the U.S.
http://www.mystateline.com/news/analysis-illinois-now-has-highest-taxes-in-the-us/671775437

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Trump paid $38 million in 2005 taxes. Where’s the story, Rachel Maddow? – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2017/03/trump-paid-38-million-in-2005-taxes-wheres-the-story-rachel-maddow/

 

DNA INFO
— Illinois Universities Launch Program to Attract Foreign Founders  Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs are coming to five local universities (Northwestern University, Loyola University, DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology). – Karis Hustad
http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2017/03/14/global-entrepreneur-in-residence-program-comes-to-il-universities/

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois School Funding Inequity: Worse Than The Worst – DUSTY RHODES
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-school-funding-inequity-worse-worst#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Poverty Isn’t the Chief Cause of Crime – Heather Mac Donald
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/poverty-isnt-chief-cause-crime/

 

FEDERALIST
— Liberals Cannot Condemn Campus Rioters Because They Created Them – Mark A. Signorelli
https://thefederalist.com/2017/03/15/liberals-cannot-condemn-campus-rioters-created/

 

GOPUSA
— Maddow’s illegal release of Trump’s tax return is media flop
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21865
— Obama spent $36M in one year to hide records from FOIA
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21843
— Media bias on snooping benefits Obama over Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=21858?omhide=true

 

NEWSMAX
— Gingrich: ‘Deep State’ Exists
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Trump-Deep-State-leaks/2017/03/14/id/778718/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Only Whites Can Be Racist, Insists University – Rob Shimshock
http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/14/only-whites-can-be-racist-insists-university/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FROMT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: Prerequisite for Key White House Posts: Loyalty, Not Experience – SHARON LaFRANIERE, NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and JESSE DRUCKER
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/us/politics/trump-advisers-experience.html
— Trump Paid $38 Million in Federal Taxes in 2005, the White House Says – PETER BAKER and SUSANNE CRAIGMA
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html

 

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Charter schools’ ‘thorny’ problem: Few students go on to earn college degrees – Greg Toppo
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/14/charter-schools-college-degrees/99125468/
— Dairy farms fear Trump’s immigration policies – Rick Barrett
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/03/06/dairy-farms-fear-trumps-immigration-policies/98700808/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote immigration because immigrants vote for Democrats.  RINOs promote immigration because they want cheap labor.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/14/mississippi-immigrant-daniela-vargas-detainment/99164678/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Virtually all employers in America are Democrat.  Nevertheless, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans underpay women.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-sun-times/20170315/281891593084453

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR
— As border wall planning begins, GAO details state of current fencing – Curt Prendergast
http://tucson.com/news/local/border/as-border-wall-planning-begins-gao-details-state-of-current/article_0c5e5824-76b2-5dd1-a936-ee6bff310d86.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote immigration because immigrants vote for Democrats.  RINOs promote immigration because they want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-doesnt-have-europes-immigration-problems-1489530039

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— A Record Number of People Aren’t Paying Back Their Student Loans – Kim Clark
http://time.com/money/4701506/student-loan-defaults-record-2016/
— America’s Top High School Science Students Are the Children of Immigrants – Rob Wile  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Asians are smarter than Whites?)
http://time.com/money/4700743/immigrants-top-high-school-students-science/

 

MARKET WATCH
— At least half of community college students struggle to find housing, healthy food  Some 14% of community college students are homeless a new study found – JILLIAN BERMAN
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/at-least-half-of-community-college-students-struggle-to-find-housing-healthy-food-2017-03-15

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Hiring freezes have consequences — and so do budgets – Jeff Neal  (DIERSEN: All during the almost 18 years that I worked GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under hiring and/or promotion freezes, under threat of budget cuts, and/or suffered budget cuts.)
http://federalnewsradio.com/commentary/2017/03/hiring-freezes-have-consequences-and-so-do-budgets/

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner says “Rauner versus the people.”
https://socialistworker.org/2017/03/15/rauner-versus-the-people

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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