September 29 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Mary-Louise Hengesbaugh, Kevin Fitzpatrick, and many others spoke very highly of Peter Breen at his outstanding fundraiser Thursday evening, September 29, 2016, at the Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn. The 60+ attendees included Lori Carlson, Tim Elloitt, Sal Falbo, Paul Fichtner, Laura Fitzpatrick, Heidi Holan, Brian Krajewski, Chris LeVan, Carl and Dagmar Lofgren, Bobby McNeily, John Morrissey, John Novak, Chris Nybo, John Valle, and Deanna Wilkins. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— HILLARY CLINTON JOKES ABOUT TRUMP, JOHNSON ON WAY TO CHICAGO FUNDRAISER – John Garcia
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/hillary-clinton-jokes-about-trump-johnson-on-way-to-chicago-fundraiser/1531773/

 

NBC5
— Clinton Makes It Clear She Knows Many World Leaders – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Clinton-Makes-It-Clear-She-Knows-Many-World-Leaders–395345931.html
— Sen. Mark Kirk Turns Down Several Chicago Debates
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Sen-Mark-Kirk-Turns-Down-Several-Chicago-Debates-395341581.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Donald Trump and Ivanka visit Chicago area, raise more than $2M in campaign cash – Mike Flannery
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/208472543-story

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cubs president throws support behind Hillary – Michael Sneed
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sneed-ivanka-and-da-coach-hit-it-off-at-fundraiser/
— Saying the Pledge of Allegiance to a faded flag – Neil Steinberg
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/steinberg-saying-the-pledge-of-allegiance-to-a-faded-flag/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Avoiding taxes doesn’t make you “smart.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/ct-avoiding-taxes-doesn-t-make-you-smart-20160928-story.html
— Donald J. Trump Foundation not certified as charity in New York – David A. Fahrenthold
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-foundation-new-york-20160929-story.html
— Newt Gingrich, who led impeachment fight, says Trump wrong to revive Bill Clinton scandals – Karen Tumulty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-bill-clinton-impeachment-20160929-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Employees at Trump’s California golf course say he wanted to fire women who weren’t pretty enough.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-na-trump-women-20160929-story.html
— Chaos and exodus at Chicago Public Schools – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-cps-enrollment-decline-teachers-strike-vote-edit-20160929-story.html
— Emanuel: If teachers strike, they chose disrupting children’s education over pay raises – John Byrne and Juan Perez Jr.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-chicago-schools-teachers-emanuel-0930-20160929-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Why the right is terrified of a Hillary Clinton victory.”
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-hillary-clinton-good-president-zorn-perspec-20160930-column.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Election Commission wants its lawyers to be less political – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928558/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Attorneys representing the DuPage County Election Commission might have to say “no” the next time a candidate asks them for a campaign contribution. The board that oversees the commission is working to establish a policy that would prohibit the agency’s attorneys from engaging in certain political activity “on behalf of any candidate under the jurisdiction” of the commission. According to a draft of the document, the proposed policy is intended to assure the public that the results of elections in DuPage “are free from any factors which would affect the integrity of the vote tabulation or the voter confidence in the electoral process.” The move comes after officials learned that Bond, Dickson & Associates — a Wheaton law firm that represents the election commission — has donated more than $6,300 since 2003 to Republican Recorder Fred Bucholz.)
— Cut budget or raise taxes? State budget divides 42nd House candidates – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928632/
— 63rd House candidates talk cutting spending, creating jobs – Madhu Krishnamurthy
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928628/
— Cut budget or raise taxes? State budget divides 42nd House candidates – Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928632/
— Where 45th House candidates stand on pension fixes – Katlyn Smith
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160929/news/160928552/

 

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Lawsuit alleges Trump wanted to replace unattractive female employees  Trump Organization: allegations ‘meritless’ – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/lawsuit-alleges-trump-wanted-to-replace-unattractive-female-employees
— Harry Reid: Trump GOP ‘Frankenstein monster’  Republicans are ‘party of Trump,’ Reid says – CNN
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/harry-reid-trump-gop-frankenstein-monster

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Indiana: Former Lake Station mayor, wife sentenced in gambling scheme – AP
http://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/former-lake-station-mayor-wife-sentenced-in-gambling-scheme/article_faf038bb-30a0-5cb6-a6ca-f9358db22271.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS NOT NECESSARILY IN THE BAG FOR CLINTON
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/09/illinois-not-necessarily-in-the-bag-for-clinton-.html
— HULTGREN ASKS, “HOW LONG WILL VA SIT ON ITS HANDS WHILE OUR HEROES SUFFER AND WAIT?”
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2016/09/hultgren-asks-how-long-will-va-sit-on-its-hands-while-our-heroes-suffer-and-wait.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner launches new blog
http://capitolfax.com/2016/09/29/rauner-launches-new-blog/

 

PROGRESS ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: 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 DEMONIZE, DENIGRATE, AND CONDEMN THOSE WHO ARE NOT 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://progressillinois.com/posts/content/2016/09/29/illinois-elected-leaders-join-500-lawmakers-nationwide-denounce-hate-anti

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Why I’m a Miss USA competitor supporting and inspired by Donald Trump – Madison Gesiotto
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/29/why-im-miss-usa-competitor-supporting-and-inspired/

 

GOPUSA
— Sanders’ voters not showing up for Hillary
http://www.gopusa.com/sanders-voters-not-showing-up-for-hillary/

 

DAILY CALLER
— FBI Director Says Black Lives Matter ‘Uninformed, Anecdotally Driven’ – Amber Randall
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/28/fbi-director-says-black-lives-matter-uninformed-anecdotally-driven/
— Obama Administration Official: We Don’t Screen Refugees For Radical Views – Alex Pfeiffer
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/28/obama-administration-official-we-dont-screen-refugees-for-radical-views/
— First Lady Michelle Obama Attacks Trump As ‘Erratic And Threatening’ – Alex Pappas
http://dailycaller.com/2016/09/28/first-lady-michelle-obama-attacks-trump-as-erratic-and-threatening/

 

HOT AIR
— GAO report: HHS owes taxpayers billions in Obamacare reinsurance money – JOHN SEXTON
http://hotair.com/archives/2016/09/29/gao-report-hhs-mishandling-obamacare-reinsurance-money/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— AFSCME Ad Accuses Rauner of ‘Waging War’ on Illinois Workers – Matthew Dietrich
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-dietrich/afscme-ad-accuses-rauner_b_12254270.html

 

REUTERS
— Wells Fargo workers say they were fired for reporting ‘gaming’ of sales quotas – Sarah N. Lynch
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-wells-fargo-accounts-whistleblower-idUSKCN11Z1RE

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— USA Today urges Americans to not vote for Donald Trump, does not endorse Hillary Clinton – CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/usatoday-urges-americans-not-vote-donald-trump-article-1.2812275

 

CBS PHILLY
— Trump Advisers Weigh Putting Christie In Charge Of Debate Prep
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/09/29/trump-advisers-weigh-putting-christie-in-charge-of-debate-prep/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Rep. Meeks: ‘Bad Culture’ at Wells Fargo  (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government.  Political affiliation is rampant in the federal government.  The culture at the federal government is bad for its employees who are Republican, and especially for those who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.wsj.com/video/rep-meeks-bad-culture-at-wells-fargo/13AD06DF-EF0D-4B11-8EBD-1F5DA0277727.html
— GAO Says Treasury Shortchanged in Affordable Care Program  GAO says order of payments improperly prioritized to favor insurers – LOUISE RADNOFSKY
http://www.wsj.com/articles/watchdog-says-treasury-shortchanged-in-affordable-care-program-1475186828

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— More Americans Think Drug Prices Are Ridiculous, Fewer Think Drugs Improve Our Lives  Take notice, Big Pharma. – Brad Tuttle
http://time.com/money/4513403/prescription-drug-prices-too-high-2/

 

FCW
— Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work – Chase Gunter  (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.)
https://fcw.com/articles/2016/09/29/lankford-warns-on-federal-hiring.aspx

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.