May 14 Evening Edition

— NRA board member Allen West: ‘Imperative’ to clean house, move on from CEO Wayne LaPierre – PETE MADDEN

— Food Stamps Could Be Redeemed At Restaurants If Illinois Bill Passes

— DuPage County Shows Strong First Quarter; Continued Growth, Low Unemployment
— Will Democrats ‘Let the people vote’ on pensions, term limits and remap? – Editorial
— Many not saving nearly enough for retirement – Elliot Raphaelson
— Dog attack in Hinsdale may lead to stricter village dog control laws – Kimberly Fornek

— COD interim president re-enters search for permanent post – Robert Sanchez
— Lake County Board pledges to fight effects of climate change, backs Paris Agreement – Russell Lissau
— Lake County Board adopts rules to improve member decorum, transparency – Russell Lissau
— State senators, state’s attorney debate pros, cons of recreational marijuana bill – James Fuller
— Attorney says adult business faces ‘official hostility’ in DuPage – Robert Sanchez

— Illinois universities get ratings break from Moody’s With the state again sporting a budget that appropriates money to them, state universities receive an improved outlook on their debt. – GREG HINZ
— Sports betting at Wrigley, United Center on the table in Springfield Pro leagues and teams are muscling in for a share of the winnings as Illinois lawmakers weigh legalizing sports gambling. – GREG HINZ

— State Lawmakers Press Gov. Pritzker to Support South Suburban Airport – Paul Caine

— DuPage County Awards Nearly $1M In Grants To Local Nonprofits The grants will help local nonprofits to better serve the DuPage County community. – Lisa Marie Farver

— Which Direction are We Going? Decisions being made in Springfield right now will change the direction of the state for better or worse. The month of May is when Madigan and company like to pass $38 billion dollar plus budgets in two hours. Taxpayers need to be on guard.

— Top campaign contribution recipients in DuPage County for the week of April 29

— DuPage County Announces Complete Count Committee

— COD to Launch Project Hire-Ed Apprenticeship Program with the Village of Addison

— Vice President Pence’s Religious Persecution Warning is Already Here! – Micah Clark

— Ives appears to be gearing up for Casten challenge
— SJ-R editor abruptly dumped after she offered to resign to save jobs
— Moody’s places tollway under review for downgrade
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who discourage smoking tobacco, but encourage smoking pot?

— Franklin Graham tour bringing gospel, anti-LGBTQ message to liberal CT
— Is Chips Ahoy selling cookies or pushing drag queens?
— ICE agents using drunken driving records bust 1,191 illegal aliens nationwide

— Harvard Law professor deletes tweet claiming Trump-Hitler ‘physical and behavioral resemblances’ – Victor Morton
— Carly Fiorina, former presidential candidate: Trump ‘views women as something to be used’ – Bailey Vogt (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who view Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains and journalists as being “something to be used.”)

— Cuba is the next illegal immigration shoe to drop – along with its criminal elements – Daniel Horowitz

— U.S. losing control of its border in New Mexico … and cartels are happy – Monica Showalter
— Are Impeachment Democrats Geniuses or Idiots? – Christopher Chantrill

— How Alyssa Milano’s ‘Sex Strike’ Campaign Is Actually Sexist, Not Feminist – Rachel del Guidice

— Dems kick out U.S. kids to accommodate illegals – Michael F. Haverluck

— Biden: I “Absolutely Agree” That Trump Is An Illegitimate President

— Warren turns down Fox town hall invite, rips network as ‘hate-for-profit racket’ – AVERY ANAPOL AND JOE CONCHA
— Herman Cain: Black Americans ‘brainwashed’ by media to hate Trump – JOHN BOWDEN

— Warren Calls Fox News a ‘Hate-for-Profit Racket’ and Refuses an Appearance – Matt Stevens and Michael M. Grynbaum
— At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering As the gun rights group lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, fueling infighting, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds. Tax experts have questions. – Danny Hakim

— I own the Red Hen restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave. Resistance isn’t futile. – Stephanie Wilkinson (DIERSEN: What if Starbucks started banning customers because they appeared to be Republicans?)

— Liberals must call out all kinds of hate – JONATHAN ZIMMERMAN
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So let’s imagine that a group of white children had been captured on video calling for the beheading of Jewish kids. My fellow liberals would be up in arms, demanding a broader investigation of the incident and penalties for the people involved. But when it’s Muslim children, doing the same thing? Meh. Witness our blasé reaction to last month’s news in my hometown of Philadelphia, where students were seen reciting a revolutionary anthem often used by Islamist groups. Reading from a prepared text, one girl in the group says, “We will chop off their heads, and we will liberate the sorrowful and exalted Al-Aqsa Mosque.” That’s a reference to a holy site in Jerusalem, revered by Muslims and Jews alike. The video was cited repeatedly on Fox News and other conservative media outlets but made barely a blip on CNN, MSNBC and other left-leaning venues.)

— RESTAURANT THAT ASKED SARAH SANDERS TO LEAVE IS DOING ‘BETTER THAN GOOD,’ OWNER SAYS 11 MONTHS AFTER BACKLASH – JESSICA KWONG (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they want Trump-haters to take out their hatred of Trump on Trump supporters.)

— Texas lawmaker says Chick-fil-A has a fundamental right to have a store in every airport – JOSH ISRAEL (DIERSEN: What if conservatives opposed Starbucks like liberals oppose Chick-fil-A?)

— GAO offering new strategies to help federal hiring managers (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

— White House considering mandatory E-Verify – Valerie Bolden-Barrett

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.