November 30 Evening Edition

— GOP lawmakers, anti-abortion groups sue state over abortion law – Tina Sfondeles
— ‘Bible of American conservatism’ dubs Rauner nation’s ‘worst’ GOP gov – Tina Sfondeles
— Rep. Bobby Rush will file for 14th term Monday – Michael Sneed
— Illinois lawmakers seek more info on Medicaid contract – AP


— Republican lawmakers sue to block abortion law Rauner approved – Monique Garcia
— 2nd transgender student sues over locker room access at Palatine school – Angie Leventis Lourgos
— Area Democrats talk finances, direct digs at Rauner – Ted Slowik
— Comedy Shrine seeks exemption from Aurora video gambling moratorium – Steve Lord


— Transgender student sues District 211 for denial of locker room access – Eric Peterson


— National Review takes a whack at Rauner
— Rauner’s winter of woes just beginning—but spring may come – GREG HINZ
— Is Bobby Rush retiring, too? – GREG HINZ
— Anti-abortion groups sue Illinois to halt new abortion law – KRISTEN SCHORSCH
— GOP tax bill would lose $1 trillion – Bloomberg


— National Review calls Rauner ‘Worst Republican Governor in America’ – Craig Wall


— Silverstein Files for Re-Election, Will Face New Challengers – Mary Ann Ahern
— Rush Only Illinois Congressman Not to File Re-Election Petitions – Mary Ann Ahern


— Rauner Ridiculed in National Review


— National Review Dubs Rauner ‘Worst Republican Governor in America’ – Paris Schutz


— Pro-life groups sue over Illinois’ abortion funding law – Doug Finke


— Lawsuit filed challenging Illinois’ abortion funding law – Doug Finke


— Duckworth reacts to Senate GOP Tax Bill “Working families, not large corporations, deserve a break.” – Owen Stiffler
— State Dept. warned White House about possible increased threats after anti-Muslim tweets – ELISE LABOTT AND ABBY PHILLIP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps side with anti-Americans.)


— Rauner on Recreational Cannabis? No Dope. – Danie (DIERSEN: If you promote pot, you promote destruction.)


— Rauner, Ives campaigns bullying my petition circulators
— Illinois deserves a real choice for Governor in 2018


— Attorney faults Illinois governor hopefuls for downplaying massive debt – Deb Rogers


— Powerful Chicago Democrat alderman Ed Burke backs Nic Zito’s west suburban GOP statehouse bid – W.J. Kennedy


— Williamson County Board chairman opposes tax freeze, urges Rauner, Madigan to ‘stop mandates’ instead – Karen Kidd


— Tillman responds *** Deep dives into the growing Illinois web of conservative “propaganda” (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are full of conservative “propaganda.”)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hi, Rich, One of the golden rules of journalism is to stick to the facts. Unfortunately, a hit piece published by Gateway Journalism Review missed the mark. The authors of this piece set out not to investigate the truth, but to build a case to support a false premise they’d already convinced themselves was true. Virtually every paragraph is riddled with inaccuracies or distortions. It’s important to note that before maligning the Illinois Policy Institute, the authors of this piece failed to pick up the phone and talk to the Institute. They even failed to offer our organization a chance to comment. If the authors had extended this basic journalistic courtesy, perhaps they could have avoided the many inaccuracies in their piece. Our bias — as the authors like to refer to our point of view — is to advocate for policies that empower the people, not the government. We believe in fiscal responsibility, limited government and reforms that will grow the state’s economy. It’s very clear that Gateway’s complaint about our organization isn’t a process disagreement over modes of operation, which nearly every media organization has confronted and experimented with as new media has reshaped the landscape. It’s a desire to silence different points of view and new ways of reaching the public. Hit pieces like this don’t make journalism better. They make Illinois worse. John Tillman)
— New Proft mailer ties Durkin to Madigan
— Frerichs, Pritzker respond *** Lawsuit filed to block HB40 implementation
— Rauner campaign blames Madigan *** National Review calls Rauner “worst Republican governor in America”
— Pritzker campaign accuses Gov. Rauner of “brazen lying”
— Rauner weighs in *** Rauner spokesperson clarifies congressional tax bill stance


— Rauner: The Worst Republican Governor in America – John Miller


— TRAGIC: College of the Holy Cross debating whether to nix Crusaders nickname Similarly named student newspaper also mulling name change – Ken Shepherd
(FROM THE COLLEGE: Seventeen years ago, Wheaton College of Illinois, an evangelical Protestant school, announced it was dropping the Crusaders nickname. Duane Litfin, the school’s president at the time, said the decision to drop the old nickname was “a matter of principle.” “I came to realize that those [Crusades] were not very happy episodes in Christianity. They are not something we want to glorify,” Mr. Litfin said, reported Christianity Today magazine in April 2000.)

— Roy Moore: Liberals, socialists and LGBT community are pushing sexual harassment allegations – Teri Webster


— Marco Rubio Suggests Giving DACA Illegal Aliens Temporary Amnesty That Leads to ‘Permanent’ Amnesty – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Anti-Trumps shout at illegals that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)


— Political Correctness Strikes Again: Holy Cross May Shed Crusader Moniker


— GAO study shows lack of diversity in tech – ALI BRELAND
— Graham accuses media of painting Trump as a ‘kook,’ but once used same attack himself – REBECCA SAVRANSKY (DIERSEN: Who are the lead accusers in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? What do they accuse you of? I should write a book about the lead accusers in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. The worst of the aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that others are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.)


— The Trump administration’s inevitable drift toward yes-men – Aaron Blake (DIERSEN: I am proud to say that my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes say that “You can’t tell Diersen what to do.”)


— DIVERSITY IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR: Federal Agencies Could Improve Oversight of Equal Employment Opportunity Requirements (DIERSEN: GAO has had great success in a) hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat females and young Democrat minorities and b) wasting the careers of and getting rid of its non-veteran White male employees who do not make GS-13 (currently $94,610) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $111,801) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $131,508) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $161,900) by age 40.)

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.