November 30 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago police, preparing for a Trump visit, told the trip is off for now – Jeremy Gorner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-donald-trump-chicago-visit-met-20161130-story.html
— Sorry, Trump: NAFTA isn’t going anywhere – Julian Ku, John Yoo
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-trump-nafta-trade-20161130-story.html
— More Americans, Illinoisans enrolling in Obamacare, despite uncertainty – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-enrollment-numbers-increasing-1201-20161130-story.html

— In the era of viral, hostile videos, Illinois Holocaust Museum focuses on upstanders – Heidi Stevens  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who give ammunition to anti-Trumps?)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-michaels-racist-video-holocaust-museum-balancing-1130-20161130-column.html
— When is gerrymandering unconstitutional? – Steve Chapman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-gerrymandering-wisconsin-constitution-chapman-perspec-1201-md-20161130-column.html
— Local election officials question Trump’s voting fraud claims – Steve Lord
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-vote-fraud-st-1201-20161130-story.html
— Todd Ricketts, Cubs co-owner, picked to serve as deputy commerce secretary – Katherine Skiba and Kathy Bergen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-todd-ricketts-trump-deputy-commerce-secretary-20161130-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan ensures no refuge in ‘lame duck’ session – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-madigan-ensures-no-refuge-in-lame-duck-session/
— Trump poised to stay at his Chicago hotel while on Midwest swing – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-poised-to-stay-at-his-chicago-hotel-while-on-midwest-swing/
— Rauner’s budget demands: term limits, property tax freeze – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauners-budget-demands-term-limits-property-tax-freeze/
— CTU’s Lewis calls Trump pick for Dept. of Education ‘a nightmare’ – Lauren FitzPatrick
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/karen-lewis-donald-trump-betsy-devos-department-of-education/
— Trump street sign still up at tower, but alderman won’t back down – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/trump-street-sign-still-up-at-tower-but-alderman-wont-back-down/
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: U. of I. to study ‘sanctuary’ status for immigrants – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/u-of-i-to-study-sanctuary-status-for-immigrants/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A letter to Donald Trump from a nasty Chicago woman – ROHINI DEY
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161130/OPINION/161139980/a-letter-to-donald-trump-from-a-nasty-chicago-woman
— Vague Trump vow to exit company leaves key questions unanswered – Bloomberg
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161130/NEWS02/161139999/vague-trump-vow-to-exit-company-leaves-key-questions-unanswered
— Rauner moves to test, suspend suspect workers for drugs, alcohol – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161130/BLOGS02/161139979/rauner-moves-to-test-suspend-suspect-workers-for-drugs-alcohol

 

CBS2
— Lawmakers Ask Illinois Governor To Resume Contract Talks
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/11/30/lawmakers-ask-illinois-governor-to-resume-contract-talks/

 

NBC5
— Illinois GOP Launches New Blog Slamming ‘Boss Madigan’ – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-gop-launches-new-blog-slamming-boss-madigan-403807146.html

 

ABC7
— TRUMP NOMINATES TODD RICKETTS AS DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE – Sarah Schulte
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-nominates-todd-ricketts-as-deputy-secretary-of-commerce/1632408/

 

WJBD RADIO
— Sarah Palin Under Consideration for VA Secretary – JASON CONNOLLY
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/11/30/sarah-palin-under-consideration-for-va-secretary

 

WSIL TV
— Trump’s Cabinet: ‘Draining the swamp’ or diving right in? – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33830158/trumps-cabinet-draining-the-swamp-or-diving-right-in

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump once trashed new team member’s ‘rotten job’ with Cubs  Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts pick for deputy commerce secretary – Ahiza Garcia
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-once-trashed-new-team-members-rotten-job-with-cubs
— China warns Trump: Good luck bringing jobs back to U.S.  What can Trump and China really do? – Heather Long
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/china-warns-trump-good-luck-bringing-jobs-back-to-us

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— More Illinois residents sign up for ‘Obamacare’ plans – AP
http://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/more-illinois-residents-sign-up-for-obamacare-plans/article_4abd1332-03af-53e6-859b-06aa0b601b08.html

 

NADIG NEWSPAPERS
— Dem’s Downstate losses offset in Collar Counties – RUSS STEWART
http://nadignewspapers.com/2016/11/30/dems-downstate-losses-offset-in-collar-counties/

 

BUGLE NEWS
— No tax hike in 2017 DuPage County board budget – Grace Tucker
http://buglenewspapers.com/no-tax-hike-in-2017-dupage-board-budget

 

THE REPORTER
— Video gambling remains hot-button issue for local towns – Dermot Connolly
http://thereporteronline.net/newsx/local-news/68645-video-gambling-remains-hot-button-issue-for-local-towns

 

CHICAGO PATCH
— Is Donald Trump Visiting Chicago This Week?  UPDATED: Trump’s representatives won’t confirm it, but reports say Chicago police are preparing for the president-elect. – Joe Vince
http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/donald-trump-visiting-chicago-week

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— State House fails to override Rauner veto of automatic voter registration bill
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511049830-state-house-fails-to-override-rauner-veto-of-automatic-voter-registration-bill

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— ‘Lame Duck’ Tax Increase Debated While Both Parties Struggle with Basic Math – John Biver
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/lame-duck-tax-increase-debated-parties-struggle-basic-math/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN GUTIERREZ CALLS FOR FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/11/congressman-gutierrez-calls-for-fight-against-trump.html
— RAUNER-APPOINTED COMMISSION CONTINUES BATTLE AGAINST RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN ILLINOIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/11/rauner-appointed-commission-continues-battle-against-religious-freedom-in-illinois.html
— BI-PARTISAN EFFORT TO RAISE HURDLES FOR LAME DUCK SESSION TAX HIKES UNDERWAY IN IL HOUSE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/11/bi-partisan-effort-to-raise-hurdles-for-lame-duck-session-tax-hikes-underway-in-il-house.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois on track to lose yet another US House seat
http://capitolfax.com/2016/11/30/illinois-on-track-to-lose-yet-another-us-house-seat/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GAO: Cost of federal student loan program doubled beyond estimate – Dave Boyer
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/30/cost-federal-student-loan-program-doubled/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— ‘HAMILTON’ BOYCOTT ‘FAIL’? TICKETS ACTUALLY SOLD MONTHS IN ADVANCE  Gloating media ignore facts in reports of record box office – ART MOORE
http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/hamilton-boycott-fail-tickets-actually-sold-months-in-advance/

 

BREITBART
— Protesters Burn American Flags Outside Trump International Hotel – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/30/watch-protesters-burn-american-flags-outside-trump-international-hotel/
— Ole Miss Pulls ‘Sanctuary Campus’ Proposal After Backlash – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2016/11/30/ole-miss-pulls-sanctuary-campus-proposal-backlash/

 

THE BLAZE
— Trump considering Sarah Palin to lead the VA, an agency he often criticized on the campaign trail – Leon Wolf
http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/11/30/report-trump-considering-sarah-palin-to-lead-an-agency-he-often-criticized-on-the-campaign-trail/

 

DAILY CALLER
— Obama To Jann Wenner: I Could’ve Been Great If Not For Fox News – JIM TREACHER
http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/30/obama-to-jann-wenner-i-couldve-been-great-if-not-for-fox-news/
— Twitter Doesn’t Rule Out Banning Trump If He Gets Too Unruly – ERIC LIEBERMAN
http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/30/twitter-doesnt-rule-out-banning-trump-if-he-gets-too-unruly/
— Democrat Congressman Gives BLUNT Response When Asked How Party Can Win Back Voters — Just Keep On Panderin’ – Christian Datoc (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs pander to those who are 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, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/29/dem-congressman-gives-blunt-response-when-asked-how-party-can-win-back-voters-just-keep-on-panderin-video/
— Border Patrol Chief: Agents Forced To Serve As ‘Professional Child Care Providers’ – Chuck Ross
http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/30/border-patrol-chief-agents-forced-to-serve-as-professional-child-care-providers/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
–FOR THESE YOUNG REPUBLICANS, WORKING FOR TRUMP ISN’T AN EASY DECISION – Maria Jeffrey
https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/for-these-young-republicans-working-for-trump-isnt-an-easy-decision

 

CNS NEWS
— Perfecting the Politicization of Hate Crimes – Bill Donohue
http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/perfecting-politicization-hate-crimes

 

WESTERN JOURNALISM
— Trump Makes Game-Change Announcement – Flailing Liberals Just Lost Another Round  Definitely not business as usual for the president-elect … – Chris Golden
http://www.westernjournalism.com/thepoint/2016/11/30/trump-makes-game-change-announcement-flailing-liberals-just-lost-another-round/

 

GOPUSA
— Ohio Terrorist wrote, ‘I am warning you Oh America!’
http://www.gopusa.com/ohio-terrorist-wrote-i-am-warning-you-oh-america/
— Gold Star families: Burning flag in protest is ‘extremely offensive’
http://www.gopusa.com/gold-star-families-burning-flag-in-protest-is-extremely-offensive/
— The Moral Sickness of the Left
http://www.gopusa.com/the-moral-sickness-of-the-left/
— Welcome to the Party of Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/welcome-to-the-party-of-trump/

 

THE HILL
— Questions swirl around Trump business announcement – PETER SCHROEDER
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/308167-questions-swirl-around-trump-business-announcement
— Huckabee: Romney ate ‘big slice of crow’ at Trump dinner – MARK HENSCH
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/308152-huckabee-romney-ate-big-slice-of-crow-with-trump
— Electoral College voters form group to block Trump presidency – BROOKE SEIPEL
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/308161-electoral-college-voters-form-group-to-block-trump-presidency
— Jill Stein files for recount in Michigan – REBECCA SAVRANSKY
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/308124-jill-stein-files-for-recount-in-michigan

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Will Congress Provide A Check On Trump’s Power? Don’t Bet On It.  Outlook not so good. – Jason Linkins
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-trump-checks-balances_us_583f0466e4b0ae0e7cdb3206
— How Elaine Chao’s Labor Department Failed To Protect Low-Wage Workers  When Donald Trump’s transportation secretary nominee led the Labor Department, auditors found it wasn’t performing one of its most basic duties. – Dave Jamieson
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-elaine-chaos-labor-department-failed-to-protect-low-wage-workers_us_583f1c56e4b09e21702c1862

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Vows Steps to Avoid Appearance of Business Conflicts – MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LIPTON
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/us/politics/donald-trump-business-president-elect.html
— Ethics Office Praises Donald Trump for a Move He Hasn’t Committed To – MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ERIC LIPTON
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/us/politics/donald-trump-business-president-elect.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s takeover of the GOP is now complete – Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-takeover-of-the-gop-is-now-complete/2016/11/30/bf5f8dc2-b714-11e6-a677-b608fbb3aaf6_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps ask “Is this the end of American exceptionalism?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2016/11/30/is-this-the-end-of-american-exceptionalism/
— Trump announces he will leave business ‘in total’ — leaving open how he will avoid conflicts of interest – Drew Harwell
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2016/11/30/trump-announces-he-will-leave-business-in-total-leaving-open-how-he-will-avoid-conflicts-of-interest/

 

NEW YORK POST
— ‘Flag Burning Challenge’ launches after Trump’s tweet – Jackie Salo
http://nypost.com/2016/11/30/flag-burning-challenge-launches-after-trumps-tweet/

 

WALL STREET JOYRNAL
— Name Calling and Identity Politics Have Their Limits  Who uses words like “racist,” “sexist,” “fascist” and “xenophobic”? Answer: a liberal who is losing an argument. – David P. Carter, Seminole, Fla.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/name-calling-and-identity-politics-have-their-limits-1480544055
— Consumer Choices Reflected the Nation’s Political Divide  Voters in strongholds for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton differed greatly in their shopping, entertainment and lifestyle preferences, data show – DANTE CHINNI  (DIERSEN: What major consumer choices have you made that show that you are a Republican?  For my wife and I, choices include our buying a home in Wheaton in 1978, then having a home built in Wheaton in 1984, and then continuing to live in that home.  For me, choices include my buying only American-nameplate vehicles.  I currently own a 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2003 Chevy Cavalier, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, and 1972 Chevy Corvette.)
http://www.wsj.com/articles/consumer-choices-reflected-the-nations-political-divide-1480415404
— Mitt Romney Speaks After Dinner With Donald Trump
http://www.wsj.com/video/mitt-romney-speaks-after-dinner-with-donald-trump/A1A718C1-68E3-4F48-BFA4-1A511394E9B3.html

 

FORTUNE
— Why White Women Voted for Donald Trump – Madeline Farber
http://fortune.com/2016/11/30/why-white-women-voted-trump/
— GAO: The U.S. Will Forgive at Least $108 Billion in Student Debt – Lucinda Shen
http://fortune.com/2016/11/30/student-loans-debt/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Wall Street Wins Again as Trump Picks Bankers, Billionaires – Max Abelson
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-30/wall-street-wins-again-as-trump-chooses-bankers-and-billionaires

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— What it’s like to eat at the $138-a-person restaurant where Trump dined with Mitt Romney – Madeline Stone
http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-food-at-jean-georges-2016-11

 

UNION LEADER
— Democrats and the Nazi card – LARRY ELDER
http://www.unionleader.com/columns/Larry-Elder-Democrats-and-the-Nazi-card-11302016

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— Student Loan Forgiveness Is Set to Cost Taxpayers Billions More Than Expected  And that doesn’t factor in Trump’s proposed changes. – Kaitlin Mulhere
http://time.com/money/4586201/income-based-repayment-student-loan-forgiveness-cost/
— Donald Trump’s Pick for Treasury Secretary Is Partly Responsible for ‘Batman v Superman’ Steve Mnuchin financed some of the biggest box-office hits of the past few years. – Alicia Adamczyk
http://time.com/money/4586004/steve-mnuchin-trump-treasury-movie-hits/

 

THE WEEK
— Former Rep. Joe Walsh is not thrilled with Trump’s Cabinet choices
http://theweek.com/speedreads/664763/former-rep-joe-walsh-not-thrilled-trumps-cabinet-choices

 

PBS
— Trump says he’s stepping out of his business empire – AP
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-says-hes-stepping-business-empire/

 

DAILY BEAST
— GAO: Student-Debt Forgiveness Program Far Exceeds Cost Estimates
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/11/30/u-s-to-forgive-108b-in-student-debt.html

 

MOTHER JONES
— Forget the Wall. If You Want Less Illegal Immigration, Go After Employers. – KEVIN DRUM
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/11/forget-wall-if-you-want-less-illegal-immigration-go-after-employers

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.

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