October 24 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Roskam, Hultgren, Sanguinetti, Munger, DeMonte, Krajewski, Ruscitti, and Khouri spoke at the DuPage County Republican Party’s outstanding Republican Day Celebration Monday evening, October 24, 2016 at Top Golf in Naperville.  The 350+ attendees included past and present state candidates and elected officials Bellock, Connelly, Fortner, Furstenau, Holan, Ives, Lewis, Oberweis, Olsen, and Wehrli; past and present DuPage County candidates and officials Anderson, Atkinson, Berlin, Bucholz, Carlin, Cassioppi, Curran, Eckhoff, Grant, Grasso, Grogan, Hinds, Kachiroubas, Larsen, McGowen, Mendrick, Painter, Pollastrini, Puchalski, Schillerstrom, Schultz, Tornatore, Whelan, Wozniak Jr. & Sr., and Zaruba; past and present township officials Abbate, Cuzzone, Dabrowski, Falbo, Keller, Tornga, and Yurgaitis; past and present party leaders Carlson, Carlyle, Colgan, Fisher, A. LeVan, Lofgren, Marchese, and Minor; judges Brennan, Cerne, Fullerton, O’Halleren-Walsh, Popejoy, and Wilson; and many others including McCluskey.  Milton Township Precinct Committeeman and Wheaton West District City Council Candidate Bobby McNeily started the event with an outstanding Trump impersonation.  Outstandingly, DeMonte spoke very forcefully for Trump. Major event sponsors included Dan Goodwin and Peter Roskam. – Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— EARLY VOTING EXPANDS IN CHICAGO, COOK COUNTY AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY – Charles Thomas
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/early-voting-expands-in-chicago-cook-county-ahead-of-election-day/1571315/

 

NBC5
— Race to Watch: 6th Congressional District  In the race for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District House seat, Democratic newcomer Amanda Howland looks to knock off Republican incumbent Peter Roskam. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-6th-congressional-district-District-397498141.html
— Cubs Withdraw World Series Ticket Offer for Aldermen: Report  The Chicago Cubs withdrew their offer to sell face-value World Series tickets to Chicago aldermen after a city ethics board ethics board ruled that the offer could violate a ban on elected city officials accepting gifts worth than $50. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Cubs-Revoke-World-Series-Ticket-Offer-for-Aldermen-398233371.html

 

CBS2
— College Students Rally For Fully-Funded Public Higher Education – Terry Keshner
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/24/illinois-college-students-rally-for-fully-funded-public-higher-education/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Record number of early voters head to the polls Monday – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/213305375-story

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Reince Priebus: Trump ‘is going to win’ – Washington Post
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-reince-priebus-donald-trump-20161023-story.html
— Illinois Obamacare premiums rise by double-digits for 2017 plans
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-illinois-insurance–shopping-1025-biz-20161024-story.html
— Video of Chicago activist removing Trump sign prompts police explanation – Brian L. Cox and Alexandra Kukulka
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-trump-signs-removed-met-20161024-story.html
— Ex-Rep. Schock fined $10,000 by election commission – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-aaron-schock-fined-by-fec-20161024-story.html
— Early voting kicks off Monday in city, suburbs
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-early-voting-starts-monday-clinton-trump-20161021-story.html
— Illinois Obamacare premiums rise by double-digits for 2017 plans – Lisa Schencker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-obamacare-illinois-insurance–shopping-1025-biz-20161024-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump rejects ‘phony’ polls, insists ‘we are winning’ – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-rejects-phony-polls-insists-we-are-winning/
— State voter registration breaks record, pols push early voting – Tina Sfondeles
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/state-voter-registration-breaks-record-pols-push-early-voting/
— 10 big decisions to weigh when voting this year – Madeleine Doubek
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/doubek-10-big-decisions-to-weigh-when-voting-this-year/
— Put up or shut up in presidential race – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-put-up-or-shut-up-in-presidential-race/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Munger for Illinois comptroller
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161024/discuss/161029415/
— Illinois among states whose ‘Obamacare’ premiums will go up – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161024/news/161029295/

 

QUAD CITY TIMES
— As Medicaid loses stigma, election may cloud its future – AP
http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/as-medicaid-loses-stigma-election-may-cloud-its-future/article_067a8389-15bd-593d-a730-471d850ed0f1.html

 

WJBD
— Hillary Clinton Closes Gap with Male Voters
http://www.wjbdradio.com/politics/2016/10/24/hillary-clinton-closes-gap-with-male-voters

 

X95 RADIO
— RAUNER CABINET: “CHILDHOOD LEAD EXPOSURE LEADS TO DISABILITIES, DELAYS, VIOLENT BEHAVIOR
http://www.x95radio.com/2016/10/24/rauner-cabinet-childhood-lead-exposure-leads-to-disabilities-delays-violent-behavior/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— New Holan ad slams Conroy for supporting unbalanced Madigan budget bill – Ruth de Jauregui
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511031865-new-holan-ad-slams-conroy-for-supporting-unbalanced-madigan-budget-bill
— Olsen hails state initiative that targets oppressive regulations, fees – Jeff Gantt
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511033369-olsen-hails-state-initiative-that-targets-oppressive-regulations-fees

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Nearly half of Illinois residents in survey want to move out of state – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511025211-nearly-half-of-illinois-residents-in-survey-want-to-move-out-of-state

 

SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Democrats outspending GOP rivals in downstate election races – Carol Ostrow
http://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511033436-democrats-outspending-gop-rivals-in-downstate-election-races

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Algonquin’s Jacobs High School Goes for Trump & Other Republicans in Mock Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2016/10/24/algonquins-jacobs-high-school-goes-for-trump-other-republicans-in-mock-election/

 

WASHINGTOIN POST
— DePaul University forbids College Republicans’ posting of ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ poster – Eugene Volokh
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/10/24/depaul-university-forbids-college-republicans-posting-of-unborn-lives-matter-poster/

 

TOWNHALL
— Illinois Senate Race: Anti-Trump Republican Mark Kirk Losing Traction – Justin Holcomb
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/justinholcomb/2016/10/24/illinois-senate-race-n2236355

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump, GOP blast Obamacare premiums – PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-gop-blast-obamacare-premiums/article/2605468

 

THE HILL
— Feds: Most states to see steep ObamaCare rate hikes – Sarah Ferris
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/302569-feds-most-states-to-see-steep-obamacare-rate-hikes
— Election Day holds high stakes for Hispanics – Mike Lillis and Rafael Bernal  (DIERSEN: What are your demographics?  Does Election Day hold high stakes for those who share your demographics?)
http://thehill.com/latino/302444-election-day-holds-high-stakes-for-hispanics

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump  Saying a candidate supports Trump is basically defamation, they argue. – Matt Fuller
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-tv-ads-trump_us_580e34b2e4b000d0b157b24f

 

CNN
— Why Trump resonates: Wages plunged for ‘middle skill’ workers – Patrick Gillespie
http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/24/news/economy/trump-wages-middle-skill-worker/index.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Average premiums for popular ACA plans rising 25 percent – Amy Goldstein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/average-premiums-for-popular-aca-plans-rising-25-percent/2016/10/24/3adbb734-9a12-11e6-b3c9-f662adaa0048_story.html
— Trump says polls have underrated him; the primaries showed otherwise – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/24/trump-says-polls-have-underrated-him-the-primaries-showed-otherwise/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Hillary Clinton unlikely to have mandate even if she demolishes Donald Trump – CAMERON JOSEPH
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/clinton-mandate-crushes-trump-article-1.2843590

 

USA TODAY
— New York Times: Bar Association backs away from ‘Trump libel bully’ report – William Cummings
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/24/trump-american-bar-association-report/92707014/

 

NEW YORKER
— DONALD TRUMP AND THE DAY AFTER THE ELECTION – Benjamin Wallace-Wells
http://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wells/donald-trump-and-the-day-after-the-election

 

CRIMSON
— Students File Brief Defending Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies – BRITTANY N. ELLIS
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/10/25/students-defend-harvard-admissions/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— White House Watch: Still Neck-and-Neck
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/white_house_watch_oct24
— Most Fear Voter Fraud, Say Candidates Shouldn’t Accept Early Results
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/most_fear_voter_fraud_say_candidates_shouldn_t_accept_early_results

 

FED SMITH
— Federal Hiring Freeze – Here We Go Again – Michael Wald  (DIERSEN: During virtually all the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under a hiring and/or promotion freeze.)
http://www.fedsmith.com/2016/10/24/federal-hiring-freeze-here-we-go-again/

 

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘NeverTrump’ revenge: Judge orders all pro-Trump material removed from Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum – Warner Todd Huston
http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/10/24/nevertrump-revenge-judge-orders-pro-trump-material-removed-phyllis-schlaflys-eagle-forum-403944
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even weeks after her passing, conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly is suffering attacks from #NeverTrumpers and an activist judge. For what Schlafly’s son, Roger Schlafly, calls indecipherable reasons, low-rated Illinois Judge John B. Barberis has ordered Schlafly’s Eagle Forum to remove all pro-Trump articles which were posted to the group’s website after April 10, 2016. Schlafly spent the last year of her life supporting GOP nominee Donald Trump for the presidency. But she also spent it arguing with a small handful of board members of her own organization about that support. And now, in the weeks after her death, that small group of officers have taken Eagle Forum to court and have somehow succeeded in getting a judge to shut down the Eagle Forum political action organization Schlafly spent a lifetime building. All in an effort to eliminate information about the very candidate she fully supported. In the months before her passing, Phyllis fought off the small group of board members who tried to oust her from the very organization she built. And it was all because she supported Donald Trump against their wishes. In April she issued a video telling the world she was still in charge. But apparently the fight has now continued beyond her death. This month Judge Barberis issued an order filled with demands that Schlafly’s son, Roger, feels are if not illegal, at the very least un-American. The judge’s order seems to be compelling people not a party to the #NeverTrumpers’ lawsuit to do things. For instance, Roger was not named in any of the lawsuits brought against Eagle Forum by the handful of #NeverTrump board members, yet the judge’s order says that Roger must remove all pro-Trump items from the Eagle Forum website. Roger Schlafly, though, decided to take the whole website down and leave an explanation letter in its place because he can’t understand the order given by this #NeverTrump judge. The lawsuit is against Eagle Forum c4 but orders me personally to assist in transferring “Eagle Forum [c4] Property”. This is in spite of the fact that I am not a party to the case, and the court papers say that I am “not associated or affiliated with Eagle Forum [c4] in any way.” Roger also noted that the judge is demanding that he and others on the board refrain from advocating for any political positions as the #NeverTrump activists continue their lawsuit. I have never heard of any political advocacy organization being ordered not to express opinions on a web site. Not in the USA, anyway. I thought that the First Amendment prohibited that sort of thing. Roger goes on to say that the judge also told him he is not allowed to even talk to “third parties” about anything involving Eagle Forum. He then asks since when does any American need permission from a government to talk to a third-party about anything? He concludes explaining what he is doing with the site…  Complying with this order will not be easy. I am not sure exactly what was on the site on April 10. If I remove the pro-Trump articles, I will create dead links. If I explain the dead links, I might be accused of advocating something. I am reluctant to even post the court order, as that might be construed as advocating about litigation. I am not sure that the Eagle Forum c4 even has any property on the web site. Most of the site involves political works and activities of Phyllis Schlafly, and these have nothing to do with the plaintiffs in this lawsuit. I have tried to understand the their demands, but they have never even expressed any interest in the web site, as far as I know. Rolling back Phyllis Schlafly’s web site to purge her pro-Trump views is a dishonest and treacherous thing to do, and I refuse to do it, unless forced by the court. So I am shutting down the eagleforum.org web site for now. I am very sorry about this, and hope to have it back up when the legal issues are settled. So, who is this Judge John B. Barberis? He is the judge on the Illinois Third Judicial Circuit Court and is running to fill a vacancy on the Illinois Fifth District Appellate Court. But Barberis, running as a Republican, was not endorsed by the Illinois State Bar Association and was rated as “not recommended” in 2014.)

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.