November 13 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Rauner Launches Re-Election Tour, Sets Sights On Madigan Again
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/13/rauner-launches-re-election-tour-sets-sights-on-madigan-again/
— Durbin: Illinois Republicans Must ‘Stand Up And Say No’ To GOP Tax Plans (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay under the GOP tax plans.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/13/dick-durbin-republican-tax-plans/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Back on the trail, Rauner recycles campaign themes with Madigan attacks – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-campaign-stop-20171113-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger and Roskam call on Moore to end his campaign.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-congress-roy-moore-20171113-story.html
— Trump’s trade phobia hurts the Midwest – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-midwest-trade-trump-20171113-story.html
— New accuser says Roy Moore sexually assaulted her in car when she was a teen – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-roy-moore-beverly-young-nelson-20171113-story.html
— Moore allegations prompt reflections on fundamentalist culture in which some Christian men date teens – Julie Zauzmer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-moore-allegations-christian-culture-20171113-story.html
— The fastest-growing jobs in America pay about $22,000 a year – Danielle Paquette (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 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 32.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-health-care-jobs-20171113-story.html
— ‘No worse fate than failure’: How pressure to keep up is overwhelming students in elite districts – Karen Ann Cullotta, Karen Berkowitz, Kimberly Fornek and Suzanne Baker (DIERSEN: How much pressure were you under when you were in high school? Were you “college material?” While I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, I took college preparatory courses notwithstanding the fact that many, if not most, if not virtually everyone at the time viewed me as NOT being “college material.” Neither of my parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I spent my junior and senior years and the summer in between washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. I just barely made into the top 20% of my class, my ACT score was only 24, I was draft bait, my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease).)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/anxietyhigh/ct-teen-anxiety-part-one-tl-1116-20171120-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump barges into tax debate, seeks deeper cut for wealthy – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/tax-overhaul-trump-obamacare-individual-mandate-affordable-care-act/
— New accuser claims sexual assault by Moore in 1970s when she was 16 – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitch-mcconnell-believes-women-roy-moore-allegations-alabama-step-aside/
— Lawmakers have just begun to address sexual harassment – Madeleine Doubek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/doubek-lawmakers-have-just-begun-to-address-sexual-harassment/
— Trump’s assault on Barack Obama’s legacy will fail – Jesse Jackson (DIERSEN: Obama’s legacy is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/jackson-trumps-assault-on-barack-obamas-legacy-will-fail/

DAILY HERALD
— Why DuPage County might not get body cameras for deputies – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171113/why-dupage-county-might-not-get-body-cameras-for-deputies
— Why Reformation anniversary ignored? – Pastor Ronald W. Weidler (retired), Batavia
http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20171113/why-reformation-anniversary-ignored
— Trump choosing white men as judges, highest rate in decades – AP (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? My demographics are terrible, just ask my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I am a Trump supporter, baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (69), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, non-veteran, federal retiree, former union member, American-nameplate car owner, childless, pet-less, Crete resident for 24 years, etc.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20171113/news/311139910/
— Schaumburg Republican Jitendra “JD” Diganvker announces 8th Dist. bid – Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171113/schaumburg-republican-announces-8th-dist-bid

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam wants Roy Moore to step down after all – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171113/BLOGS02/171119956/roskam-wants-roy-moore-to-step-down-after-all
— Roskam defends GOP tax bill—but concedes it’s ‘not perfect’ – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: From what I see, outrageously, the more that your itemized deductions have been, the more federal income tax that you will pay under the GOP tax bill.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20171113/BLOGS02/171119971/roskam-defends-gop-tax-bill-but-concedes-its-not-perfect

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rep. Davis leads new caucus, pleased with White House access – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20171113/rep-davis-leads-new-caucus-pleased-with-white-house-access

WSIL TV
— How soon could recreational marijuana be legal in Illinois? – Roni LeForge (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/36834368/how-soon-could-recreational-marijuana-be-legal-in-illinois

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over report Senate candidate calls story ‘fake news’ – SUSANNAH CULLINANE
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/moore-threatens-to-sue-washington-post-over-report/856583125

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Speaks on Legislative Redistricting – JIM MEADOWS
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-speaks-legislative-redistricting#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Formal Criminal Complaint Filed with McHenry County Sheriff Concerning Bob Miller’s Road District Expenditures
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/11/13/formal-criminal-complaint-filed-with-mchenry-county-sheriff-concerning-bob-millers-road-district-expenditures/

METRO EAST SUN
— Former lieutenant governor candidate Jason Plummer to take run at District 54 Senate seat – Chandra Lye
https://metroeastsun.com/stories/511266843-former-lieutenant-governor-candidate-to-take-run-at-district-54-senate-seat

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Lawmakers are done for 2017. Will they get anything done in 2018? – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmakers-are-done-for-will-they-get-anything-done-in/article_387a8e10-c640-11e7-a97d-9f383bf09a9d.html
— Despite outflow of high earners, Dem gov. candidates push progressive tax – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/despite-outflow-of-high-earners-dem-gov-candidates-push-progressive/article_0c3db1d0-c657-11e7-b731-4b4655a077dd.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives holding high-dollar fundraiser November 20; Facebook, Inc. recently contributed $1,000 to her campaign fund. (19 comments as of 4:42 P.M.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/13/ives-holding-high-dollar-fundraiser/
— Rauner campaign identifies accomplishments, plans
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/13/rauner-campaign-identifies-accomplishments-plans/
— “I didn’t do it. Mike Madigan did it.”
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/13/i-didnt-do-it-mike-madigan-did-it/
— Gov. Rauner denies that tax hike revenues are needed now, but won’t back immediate repeal
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/13/gov-rauner-denies-that-tax-hike-revenues-are-needed-now-but-wont-back-immediate-repeal/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Almost 18 percent of Illinois workers are immigrants
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/13/report-almost-18-percent-of-illinois-workers-are-immigrants/
— Cullerton, Brady appoint members to new task force (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS at 
diersen@aol.com did not receive the Bill Brady press release.)
https://capitolfax.com/2017/11/13/cullerton-brady-appoint-members-to-new-task-force/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Press release…Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced on Monday the appointment of five Senate Republicans who will serve on the newly created Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention. “This is an important first step in changing the culture in the Capitol,” said Brady. “I applaud each of these Senators who are willing to serve on this important Task Force.” The goal of the new task force will be to conduct a comprehensive review of legal and social consequences of sexual discrimination and harassment in both the public and private sectors. The Task Force will study and make recommendations on combating sexual discrimination and harassment in workplaces, educational institutions, and in State and local government. Appointed to the Task Force are Senators: Pam Althoff (R-32nd District) Karen McConnaughay (R-33rd District) John Curran (R-41st District) Jil Tracy (R-47th District) Dale Righter (R-55th District) Members of the Task Force will not receive compensation for their service.)

ANDY MARTIN
— “Why I would vote for Judge Roy Moore”
https://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/san-francisco-news-conference-today-why-i-would-vote-for-judge-roy-moore-consevatve-columnist-andy-martin/

DAILY CALLER
— Keurig Apologizes For ‘Taking Sides’ In Hannity Boycott – Amber Athey
http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/13/keurig-apologizes-for-taking-sides-in-hannity-boycott/

NEWSMAX
— Roy Moore: McConnell’s the One Who Should Step Down – Reuters
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/alabama-moore-mcconnell/2017/11/13/id/825796/

TOWNHALL
— New Accuser: Roy Moore Sexually Assaulted Me in a Parking Lot When I Was 16. Also, I’m a Trump Voter and Will Testify Under Oath. – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/11/13/new-accuser-moore-flirtatiously-signed-my-high-school-year-book-assaulted-me-in-a-parking-lot-n2408858

BREITBART
— Sixth Accuser: Woman Claims George H.W. Bush Groped Her When ‘I Was a Child’ – JOHN NOLTE
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/13/sixth-accuser-woman-claims-george-h-w-bush-groped-child/
— DACA Migrants Have One-Quarter College-Graduation Rate of Americans – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/11/13/daca-migrants-have-one-quarter-college-graduation-americans/

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— ‘Way Too Little, Way Too Late:’ Facebook’s Factcheckers Say Effort is Failing – Sam Levin
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/way-too-little-way-too-late-facebooks-factcheckers-say-effort-is-failing/

REUTERS
— U.S. Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward – John Whitesides
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-moore/u-s-senate-republicans-ask-moore-to-withdraw-as-new-accuser-steps-forward-idUSKBN1DD21W?il=0

NEW YORK TIMES
— McConnell Calls for Roy Moore to Drop Out of Senate Race – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jonathan Martin
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-senate.html
— A Fifth Woman Accuses Senate Candidate Roy Moore of Sexual Misconduct – Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jonathan Martin
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/politics/roy-moore-alabama-senate.html
— Veterans Claiming Disability Pay Face Wall of Denials and Delays – Dave Philipps
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/us/veterans-affairs-department-benefits-delays.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— More Republicans Say Roy Moore Should Leave Senate Race Sen. Gardner says Alabama candidate doesn’t meet ‘moral requirements,’ should be expelled if he wins – Janet Hook
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mitch-mcconnell-says-roy-moore-should-leave-senate-race-1510595931

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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.