November 25 Evening Edition

— Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be ‘off limits’ to media – AP


— Impeach Trump? Why top Democrats say it’s too soon – Clarence Page


— Brady, Barickman seek re-election to state senate – Derek Beigh
— Higher ed has concerns with tax reform package – Lenore Sobota


— Filmmaker builds a case to save Thompson Center in Chicago – Bernard Schoenburg


— State Rep. John Cabello may soon return to Rockford Police Department


— Trump could be on track to triple Obama’s time on the golf course President on track to beat Bush’s golf stats, too – DAN MERICA AND JEFF ZELENY


— William J. Kelly announces Dundee Republican endorsement


— Democrats’ ‘DREAMer’ demands threaten spending bill, gov shutdown in coming weeks – Chad Pergram


— Celebrity Starlets Sophia Bush, Cara Delevingne, and More Urge Ivanka Trump to Push DACA Amnesty – JOHN BINDER


— 15 Things Far Too Many Americans Are Foolishly Taking For Granted – John Hawkins


— GOP tax bill draws fire from AARP, universities – NAOMI JAGODA
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The AARP has raised concerns about provisions in both the House and Senate bills, warning they would be harmful to older Americans. Both bills would increase the deficit and could trigger cuts to Medicare if Congress doesn’t waive sequestration rules for federal spending. The AARP is also concerned that many seniors would see their taxes go up under the bills. There are also provisions unique to the House and Senate bills that the group opposes. The AARP opposes the House’s push to repeal the deduction for medical expenses and the Senate’s push to repeal the ObamaCare individual mandate. Housing industry Key groups in the housing industry took issue with the tax bills even before they were released, warning that they reduce incentives for homeownership. Both bills would substantially increase the size of the standard deduction taxpayers can take. This would reduce the number of people who take the mortgage interest deduction and concentrate those who do claim the preference at the upper end of the income scale. The House bill would cap the mortgage interest deduction for new mortgages at the first $500,000, down from $1 million under current law, and would eliminate the deduction for second homes. It also would eliminate the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes and would cap the deduction for state and local property taxes at $10,000. The Senate bill does not curb the mortgage deduction, but it would completely eliminate the property-tax deduction. . .Charities Nonprofits have several concerns with the GOP’s legislation. The increase in the standard deduction in the House and Senate bills would reduce the number of people who would claim the itemized deduction for charitable contributions. Charities are concerned that this change could lead to a decline in charitable giving. Additionally, the House bill would scale back the “Johnson amendment” that prevents churches and other organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Under the House bill, nonprofits would be allowed to engage in political speech from 2019 to 2023 as long as the speech is in the ordinary course of business and expenses related to the speech is minimal. Nonprofits generally oppose curbing the Johnson amendment because they think doing so would inject partisan politics into charities.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps glorify and praise those who come to America illegally, those who stay in America illegally, and those who bring others to America illegally.


— Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees A Trump supporter explains rising conservative anger at American universities. (DIERSEN: Democrats run education in America. Ever-increasingly, their focus is to crank out “good little Democrats.”)


— THE REAL RINO’s AREN’T CONSERVATIVES AT ALL, NEITHER ARE THEIR VOTERS, THEY JUST USE THE BRAND. (DIERSEN: Most commonly, RINOs reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, RINOs promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, race and gender based preference giving, age discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, patronage, and even worse things.)


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A hint/imply/argue/shout that members of Group B are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, 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 and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

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.