October 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TAMMY DUCKWORTH GETS MARK KIRK APOLOGY AFTER MOCKERY OF MIXED-RACE HERITAGE – AP
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/kirk-apologizes-after-mocking-duckworths-mixed-race-heritage/1577510/

 

NBC5
— 485K of Illinois’ 8M Registered Voters Cast Ballots Early
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/485K-of-Illinois-8M-Registered-Voters-Cast-Ballots-Early-399062231.html
— Powerful Democratic Donors Link Rauner to Trump  A federal super political action committee that has taken out TV ads tying Gov. Bruce Rauner to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is being backed by some powerful Democratic donors, the Chicago Tribune reports. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Report-Poweful-Democratic-Donors-Finance-Anti-Rauner-Super-Pac-399065401.html
— Hillary Clinton Defends Duckworth, Slams Kirk in Tweet  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton defended Rep. Tammy Duckworth in a tweet Friday, slamming her opponent, Sen. Mark Kirk, for making a racially-charged comment about the congresswoman’s family’s military service during a debate Thursday. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Hillary-Clinton-Defends-Duckworth-Slams-Kirk-in-Tweet-399045101.html
— Kirk Tweets Apology to Duckworth After Racially-Charged Debate Comment  Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign also issued a statement Friday in response to a racially-charged comment the senator made about Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s parents at Thursday’s debate. – Tom Schuba
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Kirk-Campaign-Honors-Duckworths-Military-Service-399040371.html

 

CBS2
— Kirk Apologizes For Mocking Duckworth’s Family Military History  (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to apologize for?  My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize a) for causing all of their problems, b) for causing all of your problems, c) for causing all of my problems, and d) for causing all of everyone’s problems.)
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/28/kirk-apologizes-for-mocking-duckworths-family-military-history/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Kirk apologizes for mocking rival’s family military history – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/214251178-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mark Kirk apologizes to Duckworth over remark about her heritage – Lynn Sweet
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mark-kirk-apologizes-to-duckworth-over-remark-about-her-heritage/
— Minorities share 43% of city contracts, but blacks get just 11% – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/minorities-share-43-of-city-contracts-but-blacks-get-just-11/
— FBI’s October surprise complicates race for Clinton – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/fbi-to-investigate-new-emails-on-hillary-clintons-private-server/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kirk apologizes to Duckworth for remark about Asian heritage, family military service – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-mark-kirk-apologizes-tammy-duckworth-met-1029-20161028-story.html
— Suburban politicians seeking promotion vie to succeed Duckworth in Congress – Christy Gutowski
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-8th-congressional-district-raja-dicianni-2016-met-20161028-story.html
— Anti-Madigan documentary shows why he’ll be hard to beat – Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-madigan-documentary-illinois-policy-institute-perspec-1030-jm-20161028-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Pension board votes to suspend Hastert’s $28,000 pension – Kerry Lester
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161028/news/161028658/
— Kirk apologizes for mocking Duckworth’s family’s military history – AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161028/news/310289942/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kirk inserts foot in mouth one time too many – Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161028/BLOGS02/161029826/kirk-inserts-foot-in-mouth-one-time-too-many
— Spare me the tears in your aldermanic beers – FAISAL KHAN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161028/OPINION/161029835/spare-me-the-tears-in-your-aldermanic-beers
— Aldermen are entitled to their opinion—not Cubs tickets – FAISAL KHAN
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161028/OPINION/161029835/aldermen-are-entitled-to-their-opinion-not-cubs-tickets
— Do Eychaner, Sacks and Pritzker equal Rauner and Griffin? – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20161028/BLOGS02/161029822/do-eychaner-sacks-and-pritzker-equal-rauner-and-griffin

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Mark Kirk apologizes for mocking Tammy Duckworth’s family military history – AP
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20161028/mark-kirk-apologizes-for-mocking-tammy-duckworths-family-military-history

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Kirk apologizes for mocking rival’s family military history – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/kirk-apologizes-for-mocking-rival-s-family-military-history/article_b866f97b-b371-50fd-ae32-87f2fc25f1c3.html

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump isn’t paying to save his campaign  Campaign has $16 million on hand – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/trump-isnt-paying-to-save-his-campaign

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— U Of I Analytics Show Trump Gaining Momentum In Electoral College Votes – EM NGUYEN
http://foxillinois.com/news/local/u-of-i-analytics-show-trump-gaining-momentum-in-electoral-college-votes

 

WSIL TV
— FBI’s October surprise complicates race for Clinton – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/33504262/fbis-october-surprise-complicates-race-for-clinton

 

WAND TV
— Education gap divides white voters – AP  (DIERSEN: Generally, if you are White, the less education that you have, the more that Democrat and RINO government actions/inactions have harmed you.)
http://www.wandtv.com/story/33507596/education-gap-divides-white-voters

 

STATE LINE
— Rubio dodges questions about Trump  Rubio doesn’t mention Trump by name – CNN  (DIERSEN: Who does not mention your name?  Except in a derogatory way, the following do not mention my name: those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, c) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, d) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, e) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, f) are operatives for the aforesaid, and/or g) are dupes for the aforesaid and 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.mystateline.com/news/rubio-dodges-questions-about-trump

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Study linking legislator pay to fundraising may prompt calls for pay cuts  (DIERSEN: Do/did you have a regular job?  What if you had to win a primary election and a general election every 2/4/6 years to keep that job?)
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511025023-study-linking-legislator-pay-to-fundraising-may-prompt-calls-for-pay-cuts

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Face it: Property taxes are forcing Illinoisans out of their homes – Austin Berg  (DIERSEN: Property taxes are very high in Wheaton.)
http://ilnews.org/10424/opinion-face-it-property-taxes-are-forcing-illinoisans-out-of-their-homes/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: FOOD-STAMP ENROLLMENT OUTPACES POPULATION GROWTH IN ILLINOIS – Mindy Ruckman
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/food-stamp-enrollment-outpaces-population-growth-in-illinois/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: ILLINOIS HAS FASTEST SHRINKING LABOR FORCE OF ALL SURROUNDING STATES – Michael Lucci
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-has-fastest-shrinking-labor-force-of-all-surrounding-states/

 

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— North Carolina Hillary Supporter Brags on Facebook About Voting Multiple Times (DIERSEN: How many of the many millions who are in America illegally will use their false identifications to vote for Clinton and for the other Democrats in the November 8, 2016 election?)
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/10/north-carolina-hillary-supporter-brags-facebook-voting-multiple-times/

 

FOX NEWS
— GOP Sen. Kirk apologizes after debate criticism of opponent’s heritage
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/28/gop-sen-kirk-apologizes-after-debate-criticism-opponents-heritage.html

 

TOWNHALL
— The FBI Is Reopening the Investigation About Hillary’s Emails – Christine Rousselle
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2016/10/28/breaking-the-fbi-is-reopening-the-investigation-about-hillarys-emails-n2238062

 

NEWSMAX
— RNC’s Reince Priebus: Trump Getting Stronger – Theodore Bunker
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/reince-priebus-donald-trump-rnc-republican/2016/10/28/id/755869/
— ABC Tracking Poll: Trump Surges, Cuts Hillary Lead – Theodore Bunker
http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/ABC-Poll-Trump-Surges-Hillary/2016/10/28/id/755784/

 

IMMIGRATION REFORM
— By Calling Immigration Limits “Un-American,” Hillary Clinton Disagrees With Most Voters – SPENCER RALEY
http://immigrationreform.com/2016/10/24/by-calling-immigration-limits-un-american-hillary-clinton-disagrees-with-most-voters/
— College Education: The Newest Incentive for Immigration Violators? – MATT O’BRIEN
http://immigrationreform.com/2016/10/26/college-education-the-newest-incentive-for-immigration-violators/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Univision News Resumes Dirty War vs. Marco Rubio – Jorge Bonilla
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/jorge-bonilla/2016/10/28/univision-news-resumes-dirty-war-vs-marco-rubio

 

HOT AIR
— Pew: Less than half of Trump supporters say it’s very important to democracy for the media to be free to criticize political leaders  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the media acts like it is an arm of the Democrat Party.)
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/10/28/pew-less-half-trump-supporters-say-important-democracy-media-free-criticize-political-leaders/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— HILLARY’S NEWEST HEADACHE: SEX AND EMAILS  Private server probe reopened after new evidence surfaces in Anthony Weiner case – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/hillarys-newest-headache-sex-and-emails/

 

TPM
— After Debate Flub Of GOP Sen Kirk Who Dropped Trump, Conway Says ‘Good Luck’ – ALLEGRA KIRKLAND
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kellyanne-conway-kirk-good-luck-debate-racially-charged-comment

 

BARBWIRE
— IF ELECTED HILLARY WILL BE LITERAL DEATH TO MILLIONS OF UNBORN BABIES – MARK LANDSBAUM
http://barbwire.com/2016/10/28/58449/

 

THE BLAZE
— Michael Moore: Christianity and socialism are the ‘same thing’ – Jon Street  (DIERSEN: Beyond tragically, ever-increasingly, “religious leaders” talk and act like they are operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party.)
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/10/27/michael-moore-christianity-and-socialism-are-the-same-thing/

 

WASHINTON EXAMINER
— Priebus: ‘Stunning’ FBI developments show ‘how serious’ new emails may be – GABBY MORRONGIELLO
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/priebus-fbi-developments-show-how-serious-emails-may-be/article/2605886

 

THE HILL
— Kirk apologizes for questioning Duckworth’s heritage – Mallory Shelbourne
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/303288-kirk-apologizes-for-questioning-duckworths-heritage
— FBI rocks presidential race – Niall Stanage
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/303387-fbi-rocks-presidential-race

 

CNN
— Donald Trump isn’t opening his checkbook to save his campaign – Teddy Schleifer
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/politics/donald-trump-checkbook-campaign-contribution/
— Trump on FBI Clinton probe: Don’t let her in the Oval Office – Jeremy Diamond
http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/28/politics/donald-trump-reacts-to-fbi-clinton-probe/

 

ABC NEWS
— Kirk Apologizes for Mocking Rival’s Family Military History
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-senate-candidates-illinois-spar-heritage-service-43128245
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk apologized Friday for mocking his Democratic rival’s immigrant background and her claim that her family’s military service dates back to the Revolution — comments that drew wide criticism and threatened an already difficult re-election campaign. “Sincere apologies to an American hero, Tammy Duckworth, and gratitude for her family’s service,” Kirk wrote in a Twitter post.)
— A Look at Illinois GOP U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s History of Gaffes – AP
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/illinois-gop-us-sen-mark-kirks-history-gaffes-43139466

 

NBC NEWS
— Mark Kirk Apologizes After Racially-Charged Retort in Senate Debate – JANE C. TIMM
http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/mark-kirk-apologizes-after-racially-charged-retort-senate-debate-n674561

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Pence Hails New Justice Review of Emails – AP
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/28/world/ap-us-campaign-2016-the-latest.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Clinton says it’s “imperative” that FBI explain email decision “without delay”  (DIERSEN: To get me to leave IRS, my Democrat IRS superiors dragged out Diersen v. IRS for more than 3 years 1974-1977. SEE:
http://www.gao.gov/products/463866)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/28/clinton-says-its-imperative-that-fbi-explain-email-decision-without-delay/
— Clinton breaks her silence, sharply criticizes FBI director for not explaining renewed email probe – John Wagner and Abby Phillip
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/28/in-iowa-clinton-doesnt-mention-new-fbi-email-probe-as-she-attacks-trumps-treatment-of-women/

 

USA TODAY
— More bonuses for VA employees despite ongoing problems at the agency – Bill Theobald
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/28/more-bonuses-va-employees-despite-ongoing-problems-agency/92837218/

 

MIAMI HERALD
— Trump calls Clinton email investigation ‘bigger than Watergate’ – ELIZABETH KOH
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article111069367.html

 

BALTIMORE SUN
— Millennials under-represented in federal workforce as a retirement boom looms – Sarah Gantz  (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-millennial-workers-20161028-story.html

 

NEW YORKER
— THE F.B.I. REINVIGORATES TRUMP – Benjamin Wallace-Wells
http://www.newyorker.com/news/benjamin-wallace-wells/donald-trump-has-a-new-closing-argument

 

TIME
— Clinton Is Pummeling Trump in Late Campaign Donations – Kristen Bahler
http://time.com/money/4549090/election-2016-campaign-fundraising/

 

SLATE
— Human Rights Campaign Maintains Endorsement of Sen. Mark Kirk After Racist Comment – Mark Joseph Stern
http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/10/28/human_rights_campaign_maintains_mark_kirk_endorsement_after_racist_comment.html

 

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK
— Family Research Council Launches iVoter Guide for Values Voters
http://www.edgemedianetwork.com/news///205898

 

LGBTQ NATION
— Human Rights Campaign stands by Republican Mark Kirk despite racist remark – Dawn Ennis
http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/10/human-rights-campaign-stands-republican-mark-kirk-despite-racist-remark/

 

DAILY KOS
— Mark Kirk’s Mocking Comment Reflects GOP Bias Against Women And Minorities
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/10/28/1587902/-Mark-Kirk-s-Mocking-Comment-Reflects-GOP-Bias-Against-Women-And-Minorities

 

WHEATON RECORD
— Wheaton College’s history of political involvement – Kelsey Plankeel
http://www.wheatonrecord.com/news/wheatons-history-political-involvement/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite not hosting a presidential candidate since 1992, Wheaton College has a rich history of hosting, producing and gaining support from prominent political leaders since its foundation by Jonathan Blanchard — who once ran for president himself — in 1860. Of all of Wheaton’s renowned visitors, perhaps the most impressive are the nine presidential candidates who visited Wheaton’s campus between 1960 and 1992. The first was Richard M. Nixon, the Vice President and 1960 Republican presidential candidate at the time. Nixon appeared at a rally on McCully field and, according to the Wheaton College Archives, encouraged the crowd to “strengthen the faith of America” and “see that young people grow up with faith in God.” Nixon later won the presidency. President Jimmy Carter was the last president to visit Wheaton. He delivered the February 1992 LeRoy H. Pfund Lecture. Other visitors with presidential aspirations included Margaret Chase Smith, the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress, 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater, 1972 Democratic candidate George McGovern, President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, a populist Democrat who ran for president in 1896, 1900 and 1908, was also a guest of Wheaton. Most recently, 2012 Republican Vice Presidential and current Speaker of the House Paul Ryan gave a speech at a Wheaton breakfast in spring of 2015. Many alumni have also gone on to become recognized public figures. Disgraced ex-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was a 1964 graduate. At one point, Hastert served in Congress alongside three other Wheaton graduates: Republican Indiana Senator Dan Coats ’65, Republican Michigan Representative Paul B. Henry ’63 and Democratic Washington Representative Jim McDermott ’58. Other alumni in politics include Michael Gerson ’86, chief speechwriter for President George W. Bush who helped write Bush’s memorable post-9/11 speeches. More infamously, David R. Young Jr. ’59 was a special assistant at the National Security Council in the Nixon Administration. Young co-founded the White House Special Investigations Unit — known as “The Plumbers” — known for breaking into a psychiatry office and later attempting to break into the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate complex, instigating the Watergate scandal. Additionally, several public figures have supported Wheaton financially in the past as Trustees. Owen Lovejoy was a founding Trustee of Wheaton College, U.S. Congressman and friend of Abraham Lincoln. A scholarship was later presented in his name. Another trustee, Salmon P. Chase, was a Senator, governor of Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Chase was the great-great uncle of Wheaton’s sixth president and the great-great-great uncle of Ken Chase, current chair of the Communication department at Wheaton. He is also the face of the $10,000 bill. David Iglesias, current director of the Wheaton Center for Faith, Politics and Economics and professor of politics and law, graduated from Wheaton in 1980. In 2001, Iglesias was appointed the U.S. State Attorney for the District of New Mexico under the Bush administration. He also served in the U.S. Navy in 2008 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom as a terrorism and war crimes prosecutor and has held various other national and state positions. Iglesias said Wheaton helped prepare him for public service in three ways: “It gave me the confidence to speak in public; it gave me the Biblical basis for getting involved in the political process; it helped me organize my thoughts and ensure I was focusing on facts, not arguments.” Politics and international relations department chair and associate professor of politics Bryan McGraw said Wheaton tries to “prepare all of our students to exercise leadership in whatever field they choose to go into.” Specifically, Wheaton equips aspiring political leaders to use the gifts given to them to effect justice worldwide, according to McGraw. “We would hope that Wheaton graduates — and Christians more broadly — would be more likely to grasp that call clearly and have the freedom and courage to put it into effect.”)

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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