October 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OBAMA SAYS TRUMP CAME FROM YEARS OF A GOP ‘SWAMP OF CRAZY’ – JORDYN PHELPS
http://abc7chicago.com/news/obama-says-trump-came-from-years-of-a-gop-swamp-of-crazy-/1554389/
— CHICAGO DEMOCRATS GATHER OUTSIDE TRUMP TOWER TO DENOUNCE TRUMP – Liz Nagy
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-democrats-gather-outside-trump-tower-to-denounce-trump/1554060/
— MICHELLE OBAMA: TRUMP’S COMMENTS ON 2005 TAPE HAVE ‘SHAKEN ME TO MY CORE’ – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/michelle-obama-trumps-comments-have-shaken-me-to-my-core/1553865/

 

NBC5
— WikiLeaks Controversy Ensnares Illinois Politicians – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wikileaks-controversy-ensnares-illinois-politicians-396983631.html
— Rep. Roskam Flip-Flops, Then Flips Back to Backing Trump: Report – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/roskam-flip-flops-then-flips-back-on-backing-trump-396989111.html

 

CBC2
— The Trump Street Sign In Chicago Has Disappeared, But Don’t Blame Emanuel – Bob Roberts
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/13/the-trump-street-sign-in-chicago-has-disappeared-dont-blame-emanuel/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $2.5 million in ads spent for Illinois transportation amendment – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/211343369-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mitt Romney headlining fundraiser for Sen. Mark Kirk in Chicago – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mitt-romney-headlining-fundraiser-for-sen-mark-kirk-in-chicago/
— Rahm makes rare campaign stop to denounce Trump – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-makes-rare-campaign-stop-to-denounce-trump/
— Four more picks for Congress – Editorial
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/four-more-picks-for-congress/
— Endorsement: Raja Krishnamoorthi for Congress
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsement-raja-krishnamoorthi-for-congress/
— Kirk all over the board on immigration reform – Marlen Garcia
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/marlen-garcia-kirk-all-over-the-board-on-immigration-reform/
— Wary of loss in Illinois primary, Clinton hit up Obama: WikiLeaks – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/wary-of-loss-in-illinois-primary-clinton-hit-up-obama-wikileaks/
— Emanuel gives pay raises to mayor’s office staff – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/emanuel-gives-pay-raises-to-mayors-office-staff/
— Trump lashes his accusers as ‘horrible, horrible liars’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/donald-trump-calls-female-accusers-horrible-horrible-liars/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Emanuel appears at Clinton rally after spending year on sidelines – John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-emanuel-clinton-rally-met-20161013-story.html
— Film makes plain: The Khan of Madiganistan has to go – John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-michael-madigan-documentary-kass-1014-20161013-column.html
— Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics  Trailer for the documentary film from Illinois Policy Action, the advocacy arm of the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank funded in part by Michael Madigan’s enemy, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/91702936-157.html
— Property taxes are forcing Illinoisans out of their homes – Austin Berg
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-berg-column-st-1014-20161013-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Trump calls women’s claims of sexual advances ‘vicious’ and ‘absolutely false’ – Jose DelReal and Sean Sullivan
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161013/news/161019402/
— Ryan’s break from Trump prompts talk of GOP rebellion – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161013/news/310139903/
— Naperville ballots to question road deal, township consolidation – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161013/news/161019416/
— What’s proposed in Naperville-area road deal – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161013/news/161019417/
— 14th Congressional candidates debate health care choices – James Fuller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161013/news/161019391/
— NYT says no libel, no retraction, no apology for Trump story
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161013/news/310139777/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— The mystery of the missing Honorary Trump Plaza sign
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161013/NEWS02/161019891/the-mystery-of-the-missing-honorary-trump-plaza-sign
— Would you be unhappy with $780,000 a year? – CLAIRE BUSHEY  (DIERSEN: How much do/did you earn? The most that I ever earned in today’s dollars was a lousy $120,427 a year.  Of course, needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use that to demonize me, to denigrate me, and to condemn me as being a failed loser and even worse things.)
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161013/NEWS04/161019898/would-you-be-unhappy-with-780000-a-year
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The average total compensation for partners at Chicago law firms increased 13 percent in the last two years to $780,000, according to a new study. The growth rate eclipsed New York, where partners in the country’s largest legal market averaged $1.7 million annually, but compensation only went up 5 percent from 2014. By contrast, partners in San Francisco saw their comp shoot up 51 percent to $997,000, according to the report from New York-based legal recruiters Major Lindsey & Africa. The survey sample included more than 2,100 partners from across the country, with 244 from Chicago. The survey only went to lawyers practicing at the country’s largest firms; approximately 8,600 of Cook County’s more than 45,000 lawyers work at such operations. The city’s partners had the 10th highest average compensation among the 14 legal markets ranked by the headhunting firm. Growth in compensation has slowed since the last time the firm conducted the survey: Between 2012 and 2014, comp for the city’s senior lawyers grew nearly 20 percent from $575,000. Chicago’s lower compensation average may stem from the city’s historic practice of making lawyers partner at a younger age, said Jeffrey Lowe, the Washington D.C.-based author of the study. More of the partners taking the survey in Chicago are likely billing at the same rates as associates elsewhere in the country. Chicago’s billing rates, too, are a comparative bargain compared to the rest of the country. Partners in Chicago on average billed at $687 per hour. Only Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, Miami and “other” markets had lower rates. Just over a quarter of Chicago’s partners rated themselves as either “not at all” or “not very” satisfied with their compensation.)

 

CBS ST. LOUIS
— Rauner Speaks on Trump in Sexual Harrassment Allegations
http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2016/10/13/rauner-speaks-on-trump-in-sexual-harrassment-allegations/

 

WSIL TV
— Trump lashes his accusers as ‘horrible, horrible liars’ – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33379696/trump-calls-female-accusers-horrible-horrible-liars

 

WJBC
— U.S. Rep. Davis doesn’t think anti-Trump sentiment will hurt state’s GOP candidates
http://www.wjbc.com/2016/10/13/u-s-rep-davis-doesnt-think-anti-trump-sentiment-will-hurt-states-gop-candidates/

 

SPRINGFELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DelGiorno poll has him 5 points from Jimenez in 99th – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20161012/bernard-schoenburg-delgiorno-poll-has-him-5-points-from-jimenez-in-99th

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘Madigan’ film’s premiere makes waves – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-10-13/jim-dey-madigan-films-premiere-makes-waves.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Lawsuit filed by 3 College of DuPage trustees dismissed  McGuire, Birt and Wozniak sought records – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/10/10/lawsuit-filed-by-3-college-of-dupage-trustees-dismissed/ay1x09d/
— Group home for young mothers proposed for former Wheaton Inn – ERIC SCHELKOPF
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2016/10/12/group-home-for-young-mothers-proposed-for-former-wheaton-inn/a8390an/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group home for new and expectant single mothers is being proposed for the former Wheaton Inn building at 301 W. Roosevelt Road in Wheaton. The Clarendon Hills-based company Love From Above Inc. has a contract to purchase the building from its current owner, PCM Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Invesco PowerShares. The group is set to close on the property in December. Love From Above plans to offer a two-year transitional housing program for women who find themselves in “crisis pregnancies,” said Yvonne Florczak-Seeman, president and founder of Love From Above. A culinary program and fashion design program also will be offered, she said. “We’ll also have a full-blown child care program, where their children will stay within the building,” Florczak-Seeman said. “Babies will be taken care of by volunteers while the moms go to school. We’ll have a full-time licensed teacher on the premises as well who will also work with them on their homework and give classes on finances and mothering classes.” The program would be offered to women 18 to 26 years old, she said, and would serve both expectant mothers and single mothers. The facility would serve up to 12 women. This would be the company’s first facility, which will be called The Butterfly Garden…A Place for Healing and Transformation. Florczak-Seeman, who is 52, experienced an unplanned pregnancy herself when she was 16. “Unfortunately, the choice for me was made to have an abortion,” she said. “I didn’t have any other options. That abortion brought forth some very serious emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual aftermath.” Florczak-Seeman said she wants those in the program to understand “pregnancy is not a terminal disease.” “Pregnancy is not something that will kill them,” she said. “Pregnancy is something that lasts nine months. During that time, they can still continue their education. They can still do what they need to do. They can still have these children and be great mothers, and be successful young ladies in school.”)

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump supporters target women with #Repealthe19th  19th amendment gave women the right to vote – Sara Ashley O’Brien
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-supporters-target-women-with-repealthe19th

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former COD board member Savage asks federal government to shut down DuPage Policy Journal – Chandra Lye  (DIERSEN: Who funds you?  Rich Miller says “I don’t know who funds Illinois Review, but I’m fine with them, too. Stay the heck away.”  David John Diersen funds GOPUSA ILLINOIS (
www.gopillinois.com) and the emails that it has sent out free of charge and without any advertising since 2000.  Those emails have a) gone out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening since 2015 and b) included links to more than 247,700 articles and information on many upcoming events.)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511018371-former-cod-board-member-savage-asks-federal-government-to-shut-down-dupage-policy-journal
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The filing questions the independence of the DuPage Policy Journal — alleging it is run by a political organization — and contends it should not be entitled to press exemption from campaign finance laws. Savage’s filing alleges the DuPage Policy Journal is not an independent newspaper, but rather is controlled by the Liberty Principles PAC through Dan Proft. Proft is a businessman, a radio talk-show host and a principal of Local Government Information Services, which owns the DuPage Policy Journal. Proft denied allegations made in the FEC filing and said the newspaper is owned by a private company. “It’s a legitimate newspaper just like any other newspaper,” Proft told the Associated Press. “I’ll put the stories we do on politics and policy up against any other newspaper in the state.” Rich Miller, publisher of the Capital Fax political blog and newsletter, agreed in a post that the problem with the filing is that the newspaper is owned by a private company. “Look, I do not want the federal government defining what is and is not a legit media company,” Miller wrote. “Progress Illinois does good work, but it gets most of its money from SEIU. I don’t know who funds Illinois Review, but I’m fine with them, too. Stay the heck away.” The FEC has 15 days to get a response from those accused in the complaint. It will then make a decision on whether to launch a full investigation.)

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Roskam is back to supporting Trump… for now
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/13/roskam-is-back-to-supporting-trump-for-now/
— Rauner: “I have not endorsed, I have not endorsed, not supported”
http://capitolfax.com/2016/10/13/rauner-i-have-not-endorsed-i-have-not-endorsed-not-supported/

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— Emanuel Joins Illinois Dems At Clinton Rally Outside Of Trump Tower
http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/10/13/emanuel-joins-illinois-dems-clinton-rally-outside-trump-tower

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Ivanka Trump avoids defending father while on campaign trail  Stumps in battleground Pennsylvania – S.A. Miller
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/13/ivanka-trump-avoids-defending-father-while-on-camp/

 

GOPUSA
— The Corrupt Democrat-Media Complex Seeks Clinton Victory
http://www.gopusa.com/the-corrupt-democrat-media-complex-seeks-clinton-victory/
— Meet Hillary’s Basket of Deplorable Anti-Christian Bigots
http://www.gopusa.com/meet-hillarys-basket-of-deplorable-anti-christian-bigots/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— How Obama Political Aides Get Preference Over Veterans for Government Jobs – Fred Lucas  (DIERSEN: Since at least the 1960s, the federal government’s top priority has been to hire, to retain, and to promote Democrats, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.  IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.  The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://dailysignal.com/2016/10/13/how-obama-political-aides-get-preference-over-veterans-for-government-jobs/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— CAN CHRISTIAN VOTERS TAKE TRUMP AT HIS WORD?  Alan Keyes doubts pro-life claims when Donald ‘violates the personhood of others’
http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/can-christian-voters-take-trump-at-his-word/

 

FOX NEWS
— Does Trump Have a Case Against NY Times Over Sexual Assault Claims?
http://insider.foxnews.com/2016/10/13/does-trump-have-case-against-ny-times-over-groping-allegations

 

NEWSMAX
— White House to Trump: Don’t Talk About Michelle Obama – Jason Devaney
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Michael-Obama-Donald-Trump-attack-warning/2016/10/13/id/753294/
— Trump: ‘Vicious Claims’ About Women Are Clinton Plot – Sandy Fitzgerald
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/trump-times-women-vicious/2016/10/13/id/753242/

 

THE BLAZE
— Hillary Clinton is for all Americans. Except Christians, conservatives and the unborn. – Matt Walsh  (DIERSEN: Democrats are for those who are anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/hillary-clinton-is-for-all-americans-except-christians-conservatives-and-the-unborn/
— Trump demands New York Times retract sexual harassment story – Kaitlyn Schallhorn
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/10/13/trump-demands-new-york-times-retract-sexual-harassment-story/

 

THE HILL
— Michelle Obama rips ‘disgraceful, intolerable’ Trump – Jordan Fabian
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/300824-michelle-obama-rips-disgraceful-intolerable-trump
— 8 key requirements; E-Verify congressional mandate – David Fowler  (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-White, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American oppose E-Verify.)
https://origin-nyi.thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/judicial/300701-8-key-requirements-e-verify-congressional-mandate

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— $2.5M in ads spent for Illinois transportation amendment
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article107908552.html

 

REUTERS
— Illinois’ $1.3 billion bonds fetch hefty yields
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-illinois-bonds-idUSKCN12D2ZW

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Cut Ties to Donald Trump, Big Donors Urge R.N.C. – JONATHAN MARTIN, ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/us/politics/republican-donors-trump.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump is melting down. What happens now? – Jennifer Rubin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2016/10/13/trump-is-melting-down-what-happens-now/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Angrily Denies Allegations of Groping, Points Finger at Media and Clinton Campaign  GOP presidential nominee says reports are ‘slanderous’ and media are pitted against him and his supporters – JANET HOOK
http://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-angrily-denies-allegations-of-groping-points-finger-at-media-and-clinton-campaign-1476384833

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump no longer welcome in Hollywood – Claire Atkinson
http://nypost.com/2016/10/13/trump-no-longer-welcome-in-hollywood/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Trump Takes the Lead
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch_oct13
— Voters Rate Bill Clinton’s Behavior Toward Women Worse Than Trump’s
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/voters_rate_bill_clinton_s_behavior_toward_women_worse_than_trump_s

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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