March 29 Evening Edition

— President Donald Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week – AP
— Higher rates of cancer detected near Sterigenics’ Willowbrook facility, IDPH study finds – Will Jones

— Trump threatens to shut down Mexico border: ‘not kidding around’ – AP
— Green ‘swamp creatures’ crash Trump nominee’s Senate confirmation hearing

— Trump threatens to close southern border next week, voicing heightened frustration with Mexico – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz
— The 2020 presidential candidates are drawing from a bottomless reservoir of hellscape hyperbole – Matt Welch
— Thomas Kokoraleis, murderer from notorious Ripper Crew, headed to Wheaton to begin life as a free man – Christy Gutowski
— Illinois shut down Sterigenics because of ethylene oxide. Meanwhile, in Lake County … – Editorial
— Shocking dismissal of charges against Jussie Smollett shines harsh light on Cook County justice system – Jason Meisner and Megan Crepeau

— Veterans harmed at VA nursing homes in 25 states, inspections find – USA Today

— New legislation in the works to grant county boards various powers – Madhu Krishnamurthy
— Poll: Most see women equal to men in politics – AP

— The Latest Immigration Crackdown May Be Fake Social Security Numbers – JOEL ROSE

— Wheaton mayoral candidate Prendiville’s record is loaded with tax votes, missteps on the issues – W.J. Kennedy

— Trump vows ‘closing’ border to punish Mexico for illegal immigration – Stephen Dinan

— Entitled brat? Smollett now demands apology! Plus, don’t make fun of the Green New Deal – Bobby Eberle
— Exactly when did you think America was great? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they have always been anti-American.)
— 2020 Democrats’ proposed Electoral College, voting age changes follow state actions
— List of trusted journalistic sources shrinks in post-Mueller report world (DIERSEN: Republicans trust me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs tell everyone to NOT trust me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)

— Kim Foxx Spoke at Fundraiser Hosted by George Soros Son this Month – Joshua Caplan

— ‘Mother of all migrant caravans’ — more than 20,000 people — could be headed toward US, Mexican official says The caravan reportedly is forming in Honduras – Dave Urbanski

— Large Percentage of Democrats Think Socialism Didn’t ‘Really’ Get a Chance to Succeed, Poll Shows – PETR SVAB

— Mayor Emanuel Finally Gets in Line, Blames Trump for Smollett Hoax

— Rahm Emanuel is Now Blaming Jussie Smollett on…Donald Trump – Katie Pavlich

— TRUMP WARNS MEXICO: STOP ILLEGALS OR WE’LL CLOSE BORDER ‘Mother of all caravans’ said to be forming in Central America – ZART MOORE

— Border in Extreme Crisis: SHUT IT DOWN! – Sher Zieve

— GAO: One-third of lobbying disclosures failed to include political contributions – ALEX GANGITANO
— Trump threatens to close Mexican border next week – JOHN BOWDEN

— Chicago mayor accuses Trump of creating ‘hate-filled environment’ that led to Jussie Smollett’s ‘hoax’ – Veronica Stracqualursi

— Trump threatens border closing next week: ‘I’m not playing games’ Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen call the situation a “cascading crisis” and warned of a “growing humanitarian catastrophe.” – Dareh Gregorian and Michael Kosnar
— ‘Lock them up’? Trump’s attention turns to his enemies list – Jonathan Allen (DIERSEN: Whose enemies lists are you on? I should write a book about those who have me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails on their enemies lists.)

— Trump Threatens to Close Mexican Border Next Week Over Immigration – Katie Rogers

— Trump Threatens to Close Border If Mexico Doesn’t Stop Illegal Entries On Twitter, he complains ‘Mexico has for many years made a fortune off of the U.S.’ – Vivian Salama

— Texas AG Says Chick-fil-A’s Constitutional Rights Violated by Banning from San Antonio Airport – NATASHA BACH

— Reparations for slavery are unworkable — and unjust – Jeff Jacoby

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.