May 4 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Congressman Peter Roskam spoke very highly of Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti at her outstanding fundraiser Thursday evening, May 4, 2017 at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The 200+ attendees included Alekna, Anderson, Bernard, Breen, Carr, Colgan, Coyne, Cronin, Demos, Eckhoff, Falbo, Fitzpatrick, Henry, the Jorgensens, Kim, Khouri, Kordik, Lewis, Mendrick, Romano, Saake, Scalzo, Straub, Tornga, Wagner, Wiley, Wilson, Zediker, and Zegel.  Event sponsors included Cronin, Demos, Dickson, Jorgensen, Khouri, Kim, Marchese, Minor, Olsen, Rutledge, and Winfield Township GOP. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

DAILY HERALD
— Hultgren, Roskam join majority in Obamacare repeal in U.S. House – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170504/hultgren-roskam-join-majority-in-obamacare-repeal-in-us-house
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roskam was greeted by about three dozen protesters when he arrived early Thursday evening to a GOP fundraiser at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. Demonstrators carried Planned Parenthood posters and wore black veils because, they said, they were in mourning after the vote. “We’re going to keep showing up,” said Jax West, who lives in Lisle. “Anywhere that Roskam’s going, we’re going to be there.” Roskam dismissed concerns from health care organizations that people with cancer and other illnesses living in states that opt out of pre-existing condition rules would pay more for insurance or get priced out. “It’s uninformed to make that characterization,” he said. In “the plain language of the law … states can’t get a waiver until they have a plan to deal with pre-existing conditions.” Roskam said he saw amendments to the bill within the past couple of days that were “fairly short — just a matter of pages.” “Everybody likes to be welcomed with a parade and that kind of thing, but by the same token, everybody has the right to express their views, and that’s the nature of this process,” Roskam said of the protesters during a brief meeting with reporters in Wheaton.)
— Hultgren on voting to repeal Obamacare: Doing nothing isn’t an option – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170504/hultgren-on-voting-to-repeal-obamacare-doing-nothing-isnt-an-option
— Democrat joins field challenging Roskam; seizes on health vote – Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170504/democrat-joins-field-challenging-roskam-seizes-on-health-vote
— Purge continues at Reboot Illinois, state government coverage website – Robert Feder
http://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20170504/feder-purge-continues-at-reboot-illinois-state-government-coverage-website

 

HERALD REVIEW
— Illinois’ future at stake – Evelyn Sanguinetti
http://herald-review.com/news/opinion/editorial/columnists/evelyn-sanguinetti-illinois-future-at-stake/article_9efdb00b-a4b1-5e28-bf61-1a58dc2f52f7.html

 

ABC7
— DEM. KELLY MAZESKI CHALLENGING ROSKAM WITH HEALTHCARE FOCUS – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/dem-kelly-mazeski-challenging-roskam-with-healthcare-focus-/1954358/

 

NBC5
— See How Illinois Representatives Voted on GOP Health Care Bill
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Where-Illinois-Officials-Stand-on-GOPs-Health-Care-Bill-421364064.html
— McHenry County Board Chief Says He Received Death Threats – Phil Rogers
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/McHenry-County-Board-Chief-Says-He-Received-Death-Threats-421347634.html

 

CBS2
— Potential Roskam Challenger Vows To Make Health Care The Issue – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/05/04/potential-roskam-challenger-vows-to-make-health-care-the-issue/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— TREASONOUS: Illinois Senate passes anti-Trump law enforcement immigration bill – Monique Garcia and Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-met-0505-20170504-story.html
— Illinois’ 7 GOP congressmen vote for Obamacare repeal; state’s 11 Democrats voted no – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-congress-health-care-vote-20170504-story.html
— What’s really holding up a Thompson Center deal? Zoning, money, politics – Bill Ruthhart
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rauner-emanuel-thompson-center-sale-met-20170504-story.html
— Selling the Thompson Center is a win for everyone – Michael Hoffman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-thompson-center-emanuel-taxpayers-perspec-0505-jm-20170504-story.html
— Keynoter tells DuPage business conference change is accelerating – Chuck Fieldman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/downers-grove/news/ct-dob-dupage-business-outlook-tl-0511-20170504-story.html
— What does the GOP health care bill mean for Illinois consumers? – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-replacement-illinois-0505-biz-20170504-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gov cites ‘deep concern,’ analysis finds 481K may lose coverage – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gov-cites-deep-concern-analysis-finds-481k-may-ose-coverage/
— After Obamacare repeal vote, GOP Gov. Rauner sounds an alarm – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/obamacare-house-repeal-vote-today-illinois-undecides/amp/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “House Republicans leave America’s sick and old high and dry.”
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/house-republicans-leave-americas-sick-and-old-high-and-dry/
— GOP doesn’t get it; insurance isn’t complicated – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/steinberg-gop-doesnt-get-it-insurance-isnt-complicated/
— Trump celebrates health vote win with jubilant Republicans – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/gop-revives-health-care-bill-and-plans-house-vote-today/
— Republicans will oversell new health care plan — and doom it – Linda Chavez
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/republicans-will-oversell-new-health-care-plan-and-doom-it/
— All you angry Dems? Take a breath – Rick Shenkman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/all-you-angry-dems-take-a-breath/
— Trump breaking the chains of government regulation – Johnn Stossel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/trump-breaking-the-chains-of-government-regulation/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam, Kinzinger, Hultgren made the difference in Obamacare repeal – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170504/BLOGS02/170509892/roskam-kinzinger-hultgren-made-the-difference-in-obamacare-repeal
— Illinois hospitals warn of job, service cuts if GOP health care bill becomes law – BRIGID SWEENEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170504/NEWS03/170509895/illinois-hospitals-warn-of-job-service-cuts-if-gop-health-care-bill

— House passes Obamacare repeal
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170504/NEWS03/170509917/house-passes-obamacare-repeal

 

WTTW
— Illinois Weighing Down National Higher Ed Spending Numbers – Matt Masterson
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/04/illinois-weighing-down-national-higher-ed-spending-numbers

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Congress reaction to health care bill split; Rauner concerned – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20170504/congress-reaction-to-health-care-bill-split-rauner-concerned

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Illinois Medicaid Program Receives Speedy Overhaul – TOM LISI
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-medicaid-program-receives-speedy-overhaul#stream/0

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Trump  Spending bill passes on 79-18 vote – Josh Nichols
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/senate-sends-11-trillion-spending-bill-to-trump/706738950
— John Kasich on 2020 run: Never say never  Kasich says there is support for him to run again – JENNIFER HANSLER  (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries want Kasich to run in 2020? ANSWER: Those that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/john-kasich-on-2020-run-never-say-never/706452047

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Bost, Davis, Shimkus vote to repeal Obamacare – JOSEPH BUSTOS
http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article148633744.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Local Reps. Bost, Shimkus vote in favor of controversial American Health Care Act – K. JANIS ESCH
http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/local-reps-bost-shimkus-vote-in-favor-of-controversial-american/article_1d77ea9f-9b0b-502b-851b-64732e6eb15d.html

 

CHICAGOIST
— Rauner’s Latest Not A Campaign Ad Trumpets Small Business Week
http://chicagoist.com/2017/05/04/rauners_latest_not_a_campaign_ad_tr.php

 

CHICAGO MAROON
— College Republicans Vote to Elect Club President Today  Matthew Foldi is running for reelection and a third term, but he has a challenger this year—Josh Parks, who is a more vocal supporter of President Donald Trump. – Rachana Muppa  (DIERSEN: If I had been active in Republican politics while I was a student at Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, the Post Office would NOT have hired me in 1966 or let me work there for almost 3 years. If I had been active in Republican politics while I was a student at UIC 1966-1968 or NIU 1969-1970, IRS would NOT have a) hired me in 1971, b) let me work there for almost 9 years, or c) promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974.  If I had been active in Republican politics while I was a student at Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, or IIT 1992-1997, GAO would NOT have a) hired me in 1980, b) let me work there for almost 18 years, or c) promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/5/4/college-republicans-vote-elect-club-president-toda/

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Berkowitz w/ former Gov. Candidate Gidwitz on why State Government was slow to resolve the budget impasse
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2016/05/berkowitz-w-former-gov-candidate-gidwitz-on-why-state-government-was-slow-to-resolve-the-budget-impasse-and-much-much-more-cableweb/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Steve Rauschenberger: There is Too Little Interest in Addressing the State’s Budget Fundamentals – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/steve-rauschenberger-little-interest-addressing-states-budget-fundamentals/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER “DEEPLY CONCERNED” ABOUT GOP’S OBAMACARE REPEAL BILL
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/rauner-deeply-concerned-about-gops-obamacare-repeal-bill.html
— FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL LAUDS TRUMP’S RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PROCLAMATION
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/05/washington-not-only-did-the-obamacare-repeal-pass-the-us-house-thursday-it-was-national-day-of-prayer-and-the-presiden.html

 

GOPUSA
— Seattle Council votes to pursue city income tax on high earners  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being overpaid.  In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 33.)
http://www.gopusa.com/seattle-council-votes-to-pursue-city-income-tax-on-high-earners/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Adviser Has ‘Good Relationship’ With Louis Farrakhan – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/04/trump-adviser-has-good-relationship-with-louis-farrakhan/

 

NEWSMAX
— Joe Walsh Slams Jimmy Kimmel, Draws Backlash – Clyde Hughes
http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/joe-walsh-jimmy-kimmel-health-care/2017/05/04/id/788126/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty Is Worse Than Useless – DAVID FRENCH
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447338/trump-religious-liberty-executive-order-failure

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Turning away from street protests, Black Lives Matter tries a new tactic in the age of Trump – Janell Ross and Wesley Lowery
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/in-trumps-america-black-lives-matter-shifts-from-protests-to-policy/2017/05/04/a2acf37a-28fe-11e7-b605-33413c691853_story.html

 

TENNESSEE STAR
— Illinois Family Institute’s Laurie Higgins Questions Whether Fox News Will Continue To Be A Conservative Voice – Wendy Wilson
http://tennesseestar.com/2017/05/04/illinois-family-institutes-laurie-higgins-questions-whether-fox-news-will-continue-to-be-a-conservative-voice/

 

HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Secretary Kelly Wrongly Implies Majority of Asylum Seekers Present False Claims.”
http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/press-release/secretary-kelly-wrongly-implies-majority-asylum-seekers-present-false-claims

 

KOENIG RUBLOFF
— FOR SALE: 500 Arbor Avenue, Wheaton – $847,600
http://www.koenigrubloff.com/homes-for-sale/500-ARBOR-Avenue-Wheaton-IL-60189-203182309

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.