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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 24, 2014

 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- The weighted vote that the 18 newly elected Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members have is below.  All votes taken by the IRP SCC must be weighted votes.  If this information had been available earlier, there might have been more competition in the districts with more weighted vote and less competition in districts with less weighted vote. - Dave Diersen

http://www.gopillinois.com 
 
CONG.   SCC             GOP       WEIGHTED
DIST.      MEMB.        BALLOTS       VOTE
   
18          Bigger           96463            11.6%
15          Winchester    80327             9.7%
6           Colgan           79238             9.6%
16         McGlasson     76778              9.3%
14         Bond              71585              8.6%
13         Floreth           53194              6.4%
17         Weber           48179               5.8%
11         Claar             42280               5.1%
12         Neubert         40521               4.9%
9           Garber          39623               4.8%
8           Higgins         38935               4.7%
10         Shaw            38686               4.7%
3           Morrison       35702               4.3%
1           Murphy         24024               2.9%
5           Dorgan         22564               2.7%
2           Diekelman    21211              2.6%
7           Donovan       10795              1.3%
4           Reyes            9272              1.1%
TOTAL:                   829377 
 
SOURCE: Illinois State Board of Elections
NOTE: Together, Bigger, Winchester, Colgan, McGlasson, Bond, and Floreth have 55.2 % of the weighted vote.
 
ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
-- State Central Committee Meeting  Saturday, May 17, 2014  10:00 AM  IL Assoc. of Realtors, 522 South Fifth Street, Springfield, IL  (DIERSEN: At this meeting, the 18 newly elected Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee members will elect the IRP Chairman by weighted vote.  In addition to Dorgan, who will run for the position?  Possible candidates include those who ran for the position last year.)
http://www.weareillinois.org/event-calendar/state-central-committee-meeting
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- WALSH CALLS REPUBLICANS WHO ATTENDED IMMIGRATION REFORM EVENT "ELITISTS" - Nancy Thorner and Mark Weyermuller
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/immigration-forum-has.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Wednesday the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition hosted a discussion about immigration reform at the Chicago Club. Republican leaders shared their support for reform, including former U.S. House Speaker Denny Hastert, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, State Senator Christine Radogno, State Representative Jim Durkin, State Comptroller Judy Barr Topinka, State Rep. Tom Cross, State Senator Jim Oberweis, and ILGOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. Outside, a group opposing amnesty, protested the meeting.  One of the protesters was radio personality Joe Walsh, who criticized the event at "that fancy club across the street," saying those who would be speaking are the "elite who were trying to push down all of our throat amnesty for illegals.”  "There are far too many elitists inside the Republican Party," Walsh shouted into a bullhorn. Democrats are pushing for the legalization of 16-22 million illegal immigrants because 'they are their voters,'" Walsh said.
Inside the Club, both Jim Oberweis and Bruce Rauner spoke of being "pro-reform," yet hedged on specifics. With Chicago Police on hand, Rosanna Pulido of the Illinois Minuteman Project - who was an avid fan of Jim Oberweis in 2002 - urged protesters to stand up for American jobs. Other speakers included Rick Belsada of the Chicago Minutemen Project, Susan Tully as National Field Director of FAIR, David A. Dewar of RestoreAmericanLiberty.com. . .Said Walsh: "If elected politicians don't stand up for the rule of law what good are they?" Walsh believes "in his bones" that should amnesty be granted, a third party will be formed the day after. Paul McKinley, an African American that lost the election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, remarked that Chicago is "the Murder Capitol of the World" and as a "Sanctuary City." "If we break the law we go to jail; for illegals there is no jail time," McKinley said. Others attending the protest were 9th CD candidate David Earl Williams III, Carl Segvich, GOP Illinois' David Diersen, and talk show host Bill Kelly.)
-- OBERWEIS REMAINS COMMITTED TO BORDER SECURITY, IMMIGRATION LAW ENFORCEMENT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/oberweis-remains-committed-to-border-security-enforcing-immigration-laws.html
-- CONGRESSMAN SCHOCK'S EXCITING LIFE VIA INSTAGRAM  (DIERSEN: How exciting is your life?)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/congressman-schocks-exciting-life-via-instagram.html
-- MADIGAN ATTACKS REMAPPING EFFORT AS GOP POLITICS THOUGH LEADER IS DEMOCRAT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/madigan.html
-- TOWNHALL ATTENDEES SAY SCHNEIDER REFUSED TO STAND/RECITE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/congressman-schneider-disses-the-pledge-of-allegiance.html
 
NBC5
-- Bruce Rauner's Robo-Calls Could Come Back to Haunt Him  Gov. Pat Quinn's Republican challenger may have crossed a line by crossing his friend Emanuel - Erin Carlson
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Rahm-Emanuels-Robo-Call-Rant-Can-the-Mayor-Squash-Rauner-256393251.html
 
 
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Aaron Schock's fabulously exciting Instagram account - CHAD MERDA
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/aaron-schocks-fabulously-exciting-instagram-account/thu-04242014-1109am
-- Gov backs term-limit bid, but legislative clock may kill GOP plan - DAVE MCKINNEY
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/gov-backs-term-limit-bid-legislative-clock-may-kill-gop-plan/thu-04242014-434pm
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinoisians think Illinois is the worst state to live in - Brandon Wall
http://voices.suntimes.com/news/illinoisians-think-illinois-is-the-worst-state-to-live/#.U1ml0JtAJ3k
-- New Hampshire GOP lawmaker: 'Men are more motivated' than women - CHAD MERDA
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/gop-lawmaker-men-are-more-motivated-women/thu-04242014-242pm
-- Illinois ranks near top in federal dollars received for schools - CHAD MERDA
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/illinois-ranks-near-top-federal-dollars-received-schools/thu-04242014-217pm
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Rauner squeezes Quinn on Shakman patronage suit - Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140424/BLOGS02/140429866/rauner-squeezes-quinn-on-shakman-patronage-suit
 
DAILY HERALD
-- Roskam: ‘Human trafficking’ growing threat in suburbs - Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140424/news/140428959/
 
BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- Illinois jobs screened for political ties after hiring - AP
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IL_QUINN_HIRING_LAWSUIT_ILOL-?SITE=ILBLO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The BGA report found as many as 200 IDOT "staff assistant" positions filled in violation of Rutan under Quinn and his predecessor, Gov. Rod Blagojevich. After Shakman's motion was filed in federal court on Tuesday, IDOT spokesman Guy Tridgell said the 61 jobs currently labeled as staff assistants were submitted for evaluation to the state's personnel agency, the Department of Central Management Services, to determine whether they should be covered by Rutan. The agency responded that 50 of them should be, and they will be treated as such in the future. There's no indication anyone hired will lose his job. After-the-fact appraisal is not how Rutan is supposed to work, said Carl Draper, a Springfield lawyer who has been involved in several high-profile government hiring cases, including one in which 16 IDOT employees, fired by Blagojevich for political reasons, won back their jobs. "The Rutan settlement required all Rutan exemptions be kept on a list and publicly available - in other words, determined in advance based on the position duties only," Draper said. "That was supposed to be constantly available to the public so you knew whether you were applying for a job that would or would not have protections against political considerations.")
 
 
WAND
-- GOP U.S. senators attack Obama deportations review - AP
http://www.wandtv.com/story/25330470/gop-senators-attack-obama-deportations-review
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Quinn onboard; Rauner latches onto term limits proposal - Barton Lorimor
http://capitolfax.com/2014/04/24/rauner-latches-onto-term-limits-proposal/
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
-- Racist Lecturer Delivers Anti-Republican Rant at Public University - National Review

http://illinoisfamily.org/education/racist-lecturer-delivers-anti-republican-rant-at-public-university/
 
TOWN HALL
-- Quinn Condones Comparison Between Black Republicans and Jewish Nazis - Heather Ginsberg

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2014/04/24/dem-governor-of-illinois-black-republicans-are-like-jewish-nazis-n1828809
 
ONE NEWS NOW
-- Illinois Family Institute says anti-bullying bill would target conservatives in schools - Bob Kellogg
http://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2014/04/24/group-says-anti-bullying-bill-would-target-conservatives-in-schools#.U1lv7JtAJ3k
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A cultural analyst says an anti-bullying bill passed by the Illinois House that could impact public schools is unnecessary and will undoubtedly target conservatives. HB5707, in part, establishes "training programs" or "restorative measures" for those accused of anti-"gay" bullying. It amends the state's school code to require public and charter schools – as well as non-public, non-sectarian schools – to collect and maintain reports of bullying, and to make that information available upon request. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Representative Kelly Cassidy, a self-described LGBT rights activist and organizer and one of only two openly homosexual female legislators in the General Assembly. Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute says Cassidy's bill "is not centrally about ending bullying" but instead "is centrally about using government resources to advance the non-factual Leftist assumption that conservative morals [and] beliefs are the hateful, ignorant cause of bullying."  Higgins says the bill – which passed 64-43 in the House on April 10 – is likely to make it through the Senate as well. "I don't want Christians to become defeatist whenever they hear that [it's unlikely] we're going to be ... successful at something," she tells OneNewsNow. "Our task, of course, as Christians is to fight for truth and [for] a culture that is conducive to human flourishing – and if it appears that we'll be defeated, we soldier on." The cultural analyst maintains HB5707 is part of an incremental approach to furthering the leftist gay agenda. "They want to move incrementally to a place where the state will mandate exactly what your bullying policy looks like and all the attendant issues regarding reporting – reporting to the state, reporting to the State Board of Education," she concludes. According to Higgins, the Illinois Family Institute agreed to remain neutral if an "opt-out" provision for those not wanting to attend the "training" programs was included. The bill's sponsors refused.)
 
 
HUFFINGTON POST
-- GOP Senators Accuse Obama Administration Of Suspending Immigration Law 'At Its Whim' - Elise Foley

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/gop-immigration_n_5206390.html
 
WASHINGTON POST
-- Rand Paul and other Republican leaders back away from Bundy - JAIME FULLER
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/04/24/rand-paul-and-other-republican-leaders-back-away-from-bundy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” Cliven Bundy told New York Times reporter Adam Nagourney in a story that published on Wednesday night. The Nevada rancher was previously best known for refusing to pay two decades-worth of fines for grazing his cattle on federal land and fighting off the Bureau of Land Management for the nth time, this time with the help of armed militia -- or for being the patron saint of state's rights, pick your poison. But since those controversial comments were published, he has seen most of his friends in high places vanish overnight. Republican politicians who saw the Bundy stand-off as an opportunity to connect with the far right are now trying to figure out which adverb will put the most distance between themselves and the rancher. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul went with wholeheartedly, releasing a statement on Thursday saying Bundy's "remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him." Nevada Sen. Dean Heller went with completely.)
 
NBC NEWS
-- Demand For its Cars Helping GM Rebound From Black Eye of Recall - PAUL A. EISENSTEIN
http://www.nbcnews.com/business/autos/demand-its-cars-helping-gm-rebound-black-eye-recall-n88971
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Influential Consumer Reports magazine positively gushed about the new Chevy Impala sedan, while the Chevy division swept the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards with its Corvette Stingray sports car and Silverado pickup – both models taking a variety of other awards, as well.)
 
FORBES
-- Stanford Is Tops For The Most Satisfied MBA Graduates - Kurt Badenhausen

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2014/04/16/stanford-is-tops-for-the-most-satisfied-mba-graduates/
 
DAILY MAIL
-- Here comes the bride. And another one. And another one! Meet world's first married lesbian THREESOME . . . and they're expecting a baby due in July
 
 
 
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Rauner’s magic number part of longtime GOP secret formula - Mark Brown  (DIERSEN: Rauner's goal is to pry "at least one in four Chicagoans out of the Democratic camp."  What do Chicago Democrats want?  What will Rauner/Sanguinetti promise them?  Democrat activists, Democrat candidates, Democrat elected officials, Democrat party leaders, Democrat major donors, the Democrat Chicago television stations, newspapers, radio stations, websites, etc. a) argue that Chicago Democrats want homosexual activity, amnesty, mass immigration, pot, abortion, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, socialism, and even worse things and b) argue that Chicago Democrats want those who are religious, conservative, Republican, and/or American to leave not only Chicago, not only Cook County, not only Illinois, but to leave America.  Again, what will Rauner/Sanguinetti promise Chicago Democrats to get their votes?)    
http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/27018183-452/rauners-magic-number-part-of-longtime-gop-secret-formula-brown.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As Rauner campaigned for governor during the Republican primary, he was often asked how he could win in November when so many of his party’s recent nominees had stumbled against the state’s Democratic tide rising from Cook County.  Their doubts were understandable, having watched Democrat Pat Quinn prevail in 2010 despite carrying just three of Illinois’ 102 counties. Rauner’s answer: he would defeat Quinn by cutting into the Democrats’ usual Cook County advantage, even predicting he would receive 25 percent of the Chicago vote because of his business and civic ties here. It turns out 25 percent in Chicago is indeed something of a magic number for Republicans running for Illinois governor. No GOP candidate for governor has exceeded 25 percent of the vote since George Ryan defeated Glenn Poshard in 1998, which as you’ll recall is also the last time a Republican won the office. Conversely, every Republican governor starting with Jim Thompson in 1976 through Ryan topped the 25 percent mark among Chicago voters on his way to victory. Thompson did it four times and Jim Edgar twice. Rauner’s goal of prying at least one in four Chicagoans out of the Democratic camp must be partially to explain for him launching a surprise broadside this week against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed property tax increase to repair two city pension funds.)
-- Despite pleas, CPS turns three schools over to private operator - LAUREN FITZPATRICK AND BECKY SCHLIKERMAN
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/despite-pleas-cps-turns-three-schools-over-private-operator/wed-04232014-843pm
-- Chicago hosts White House working families conference on Monday - LYNN SWEET  (DIERSEN: Are/were you a member of a "working family?"  What is a "working family?"  If the definition excludes DINKs (dual income, no kids), my wife and I have never been a "working family" because we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.  What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn DINKs?)
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/chicago-hosts-white-house-working-families-conference-monday/wed-04232014-445pm
-- Business leaders fear ‘death by a thousand cuts’ in Illinois - Sandra Guy  (DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois.  Democrats run Cook County.  Democrats run Chicago.  Increasingly, the Democrats who run Illinois, Cook County, and Chicago make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, companies, organizations, government entities, etc. that do not promote the Illinois Democrat Party platform, that is, that do not promote socialism, homosexual activity, amnesty, mass immigration, abortion, gambling, abolition of the Second Amendment, race based preference giving, gender based preference giving, etc.)
http://voices.suntimes.com/business-2/business-groups-tax-wage-springfield-pension/#.U1kLd5tAJ3l
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state’s biggest business groups say a litany of regulations being proposed in Chicago and Springfield will burden already besieged employers and potentially run more companies out of the state. The proposals range from increases in the minimum wage and in property, soda pop and motor-fuels taxes, to mandatory paid sick leave, to a ban on plastic grocery bags in certain circumstances. The Legislature could also make permanent a temporary personal income tax hike. And that’s not counting paying for the city and state’s massive unfunded pension liabilities. "What flies under the radar is that these proposals could mean death by a thousand cuts, even as Illinois has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country,” said Mark Denzler, vice president and chief operating officer for the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. “Already, we are not seeing new companies invest or expand in Illinois.” Illinois has the third-worst unemployment rate — 8.4 percent — among the 50 states, and is ranked No. 31 in business tax climate by the Tax Foundation, a tax policy think tank.)
-- A shadow falls on U.S. free speech - Steve Huntley  (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who imply, if not argue, that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, the following have a) the right to tell me what to do and what not to do and b) have the right to punish me if I do not obey them: the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, the officers of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee Member for the 6th Congressional District, the IRP Chairman and the other IRP officers, the IRP National Committeeman and National Committeewoman, the Republican officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, and DuPage County, the Republican statewide elected officials, my Republican state senator and state representative, my Republican Congressman, the Illinois U.S. Senator, the Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, etc.?)    
http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/27009876-452/a-shadow-falls-on-us-free-speech.html
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- Change the Illinois tax conversation  The state of this state if the income tax recedes as scheduled - Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-taxes-governor-edit-0424-20140424,0,6016253.story
-- Not nourishing a middle class is huge mistake - Ron Grossman
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-middle-class-demise-perspec-0424-20140424,0,2648618.story
 
WLS
-- Senator Kirk pro-Rauner, anti-term limits - Bill Cameron  (DIERSEN: Generally, those who are elected oppose term limits, and generally, those who want to be elected favor term limits.)
http://www.wlsam.com/common/page.php?pt=Sen.+Kirk+pro-Rauner%2C+anti-term+limits&id=94674&is_corp=0
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- Illinois Hospital Association favors extending tax increase - AP
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140424/NEWS03/140429884/hospital-group-favors-extending-tax-increase
 
GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
-- Quinn hit with patronage allegations - AP  (DIERSEN: Will Jim Thompson, Jim Edgar, George Ryan, and others who promote patronage speak out in Quinn's defense?)
http://www.galesburg.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429813/10180/NEWS
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chicago Democrat on Wednesday as good government groups raised concerns about the potential for corruption and his Republican challenger latched onto the idea.  The spotlight on hiring came a day after a complaint filed in federal court by attorney Michael Shakman — whose decades-old court case led to bans on politically based hiring in the Chicago area — alleged improper hiring in the Illinois Department of Transportation. The lawsuit cited a 2013 Better Government Association probe alleging that jobs may have been filled based on “clout instead of competence.”  The complaint also alleged that hiring practices that began under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is now imprisoned for corruption, continued into Quinn’s tenure — including reclassifying positions so they’d be exempt from state hiring rules and politics could be considered. “Patronage is a deeply embedded evil in Illinois politics,” Shakman said. “It’s not surprising that you have continuity from administration to administration.”)
 
NORTHWEST HERALD
-- Contracts see light of day - Editorial
http://nwherald.com/2014/04/23/our-view-contracts-see-light-of-day/ak1a9x5/
 
SAUK VALLEY
-- Republicans 'coming around' to Rauner  Bivins, Demmer warn of 6-month budget in spring session - Jeff Rogers
http://www.saukvalley.com/2014/04/23/republicans-coming-around-to-rauner/a6hyk2p/
 
NEWS OBSERVER
-- Rauner wants Quinn to release hiring documents - AP
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/24/3807939/rauner-wants-quinn-to-release.html
 
ST. LOUIS TODAY
-- A Jeb Bush candidacy would show differences on immigration - Chuck Raasch  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, in Illinois, Democrats, Democrat plants, and RINOs a) oppose the immigration plank in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and b) focus on driving conservatives, Republicans, and Americans out of the IRP.) 
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/gateway-to-dc/raasch-a-jeb-bush-candidacy-would-show-differences-on-immigration/article_f5b907c8-4f40-5663-9e4d-9a0f9c375e51.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., one of 14 Republicans who voted for the Senate-passed bill, said Bush’s recent visibility on immigration is an opening that reform-minded Republicans have sought. At a coffee in Washington with Illinois constituents recently, Kirk cited Bush and urged immigration reform advocates to approach recalcitrant House Republicans “with honey rather than a stick.”  “With Jeb Bush’s recent statement I think that the Republican Party, nationally, is coming around,” Kirk said. “I think you might have more friends than you know on that issue.” Illinois-Missouri GOP divisions were further demonstrated on Tuesday when former Republican House Speaker Dennis Hastert gathered in Chicago with other Republican politicians and business leaders to urge passage of an immigration overhaul.)
 
SUBURBAN LIFE
-- DuPage County Sheriff Zaruba to host heroin forum at Glenbard South Thursday, April 24  (DIERSEN: Those who are religious, conservative, Republican, and/or American call on Berlin, Jorgensen, and Zaruba to SPEAK OUT AGAINST the legalization of marijuana for recreational use.  Libertarians, Libertarian plants, and those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American PROMOTE MARIJUANA.)   
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/04/23/dupage-county-sheriff-to-host-heroin-forum-at-glenbard-south/axvly1g/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba, in collaboration with Glenbard South High School Principal Sandra Coughlin, will hold a forum to talk to area parents and teens about heroin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Glenbard South Auditorium, 23W200 Butterfield Road, according to a sheriff's office news release. In addition to Zaruba, speakers will include Glen Ellyn Police Chief Phil Norton, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen. “With the end of the school year quickly approaching, we want parents to be informed of the potential dangers that your teens face,” Zaruba said in the release.)
 
CHICAGO READER
-- It's Mayor Rahm's game, so he makes the rules - Ben Joravsky
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2014/04/23/its-mayor-rahms-game-so-he-makes-the-rules
 
WHEATON PATCH
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: In an editorial unethically made to look like a news article, the Wheaton Patch promotes pot.  Those who are Libertarian, Libertarian plants, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American promote pot.)
http://wheaton.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/should-your-state-legalize-pot-wheaton
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- QUINN CAMPAIGN TWEETS: BLACK REPUBLICANS LIKE JEWISH NAZIS
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/quinn-campaign-tweets-black-republicans-like-jewish-nazis.html
-- RAUNER DITCHES GOP DINNER, FEARS LINK TO PASTOR'S CONSERVATIVE VIEWS  (DIERSEN: Are you conservative?  What does Rauner think of you and your conservative views?  Do you make the Rauner campaign "nervous?"  Of course, my critics say that I make everyone "nervous" and even worse things. They cite my support for the traditional family, immigration, right to life, gambling, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform.  They cite my support for the equal opportunity (no race and gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform.  They did not like it at all when I asked speakers at TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois events if they support all the planks in the IRP platform.  I should write an article, or maybe a book about my critics.  They would love it.  What do you say to those who argue that Mrs. Rauner is further to the left than Rev. Jackson is to the right?)
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/rauner-ditches-gop-dinner-fears-link-to-reverends-conservative-views.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: "I think Rev. Johnson is a great guy," said Rock Island County GOP Chair Bill Bloom. "He builds his arguments well and supports them with facts." However, Bloom said the Reverend's socially conservative message made the Rauner campaign "nervous," and they were worried the dinner could become a "media circus." Following Rauner's decision not to attend, Johnson was re-invited to the dinner and will now give the opening invocation and make brief remarks. Along with Rev. Johnson, speakers include former congressman Bobby Schilling and Dr. John Morris, Director of the Ronald W. Reagan Society.)
-- POLL FINDS MAJORITY OF REPUBLICANS SUPPORT TRADITIONAL DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/majority-of-republicans-hold-to-traditional-definition-of-marriage.html
-- QUINN CLAIMS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR PATRONAGE HIRING
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/quinn-claims-zero-tolerance-for-patronage-hiring.html
 
ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
-- Transgressive Sexuality Trumps–Well, Everything - Laurie Higgins

http://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/transgressive-sexuality-trumps-well-everything/
 
MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
-- McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million - Cal Skinner

http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/23/mchenry-county-tax-take-up-by-1-5-or-12-million/
-- Most Township Boards Ask for Less or Same Amount of Taxes as Last Year - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/24/most-township-boards-ask-for-less-or-same-amount-of-taxes-as-last-year/
-- First Day of Zinke Recount Slow - Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2014/04/23/first-day-of-zinke-recount-slow/
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Patronage buster back at it; Rauner robos get cold reception - Barton Lorimor
http://capitolfax.com/2014/04/23/patronage-buster-back-at-it-rauner-robos-get-cold-reception/
-- Peoria mayor defends Twitter raid
http://capitolfax.com/2014/04/23/real-peoria-mayor-defends-twitter-raid/
 
GOPUSA
-- Fourth Graders Caught Selling Pot in Colorado School - AP  (DIERSEN: Those who are Libertarian, Libertarian plants, anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American promote pot.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/04/24/fourth-graders-caught-selling-pot-in-colorado-school/
-- Report indicates IRS 'doubling down' on conservative groups - Chad Groening
http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2014/04/24/report-indicates-irs-doubling-down-on-conservative-groups/?subscriber=1
 
FREEDOM'S JOURNAL
-- Amnesty For Illegals Can’t Be Defended - Raynard Jackson
http://www.freedomsjournal.net/2014/04/23/amnesty-for-illegals-cant-be-defended/
-- ACA Does Not Help the Nation’s Poor! - Harry R. Jackson, Jr.
http://www.freedomsjournal.net/2014/04/23/aca-does-not-help-the-nations-poor/
 
WORLD NET DAILY
-- IRS GIVES FREE PASS TO FAMOUS OBAMA LEFTIST GROUP MEDIA MATTERS  But strips tax-exempt status from small conservative nonprofit Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty - Garth Kant
http://www.wnd.com/2014/04/irs-gives-free-pass-to-famous-obama-leftist-group/
 
WASHINGTON TIMES
-- Wild about Harry: In Republican’s hunt for Senate, its all about Reid  Leader’s ethics, politics drive criticism - Seth McLaughlin
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/23/in-its-hunt-for-senate-republican-candidates-campa/
 
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
-- Billionaire-bashing: Koch brothers facing competition on the left - Howard Kurtz
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/24/billionaire-bashing-koch-brothers-facing-competition-on-left/
 
THE HILL
-- Holder says Sotomayor's affirmative action dissent was 'courageous' - Rebecca Shabad  (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform opposes race and gender based preference giving.  Those who reject that plank are among those who work the hardest against me.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/204162-holder-sotomayors-affirmative-action-dissent-was-courageous
-- Manchin to IRS: Take back bonuses from tax delinquents - Alexander Bolton
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/204236-manchin-irs-should-rescind-bonuses-to-employees-with-tax
-- Bill coming to block bonuses for IRS workers with unpaid taxes - Cristina Marcos
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/204206-bill-coming-to-block-bonuses-for-irs-employees-with-unpaid-taxes
-- First lady announces veterans job site - Justin Sink  (DIERSEN: I should write an article, or maybe a book, about those who made it very clear that they believed a) that the Post Office should have hired a veteran instead of me in 1966, b) that Firestone Stores should have hired a veteran instead of me in 1970, c) that IRS should have hired a veteran instead of me in 1971, d) that IRS should have promoted veterans instead of me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that GAO should have hired a veteran instead of me in 1980, and f) GAO should have promoted a veteran instead of me in 1986.)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/204172-first-lady-announces-veterans-job-site
 
NEW YORK TIMES
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats always shout at women that Republicans have always caused all the problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/upshot/the-pay-gap-is-because-of-gender-not-jobs.html
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans, especially Republicans in the south.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/upshot/southern-whites-loyalty-to-gop-nearing-that-of-blacks-to-democrats.html
 
WASHINGTON POST
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: As the Republican Party becomes more anti-conservative, those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American argue that the Republican Party is becoming more conservative.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/23/bob-dole-says-the-republican-party-is-way-more-conservative-than-it-was-even-20-years-ago-hes-right/
-- Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence - Tom Hamburger and Matea Gold  (DIERSEN: The more power/influence/clout that you have, the more that you can legitimately be blamed for problems.  How much power/influence/clout do you have?)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-google-is-transforming-power-and-politicsgoogle-once-disdainful-of-lobbying-now-a-master-of-washington-influence/2014/04/12/51648b92-b4d3-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html
-- Probe: DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports as he sought top job - Carol D. Leonnig
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/probe-dhs-watchdog-cozy-with-officials-altered-reports-as-he-sought-top-job/2014/04/23/b46a9366-c6ef-11e3-9f37-7ce307c56815_story.html
-- The resurgence of campus wars and the battle against discourse - ALYSSA ROSENBERG
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2014/04/23/the-resurgence-of-campus-wars-and-the-battle-against-discourse/
-- South Carolina college production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities - Rosalind Helderman
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sc-colleges-production-highlights-political-battle-between-lawmakers-public-universities/2014/04/22/d2f357f6-ca0e-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html
 
 
POLITICO
-- Hillary Clinton: Welcome ‘older women’ - LUCY MCCALMONT  (DIERSEN: What is Hillary's position on age discrimination?  What is Hillary's position on GAO's "up or out" policy for its non-veteran White male employees?  Since 1988, I have continued to be a member of a class action lawsuit that is still pending against GAO in the federal court in Washington, DC that charges GAO with age discrimination among other things.  What is Hillary's position on Diersen v. GAO?  SEE:
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/templates/displayfiles/..%5C..%5Cuser%5Cdiersenaolcom%5Cdownload%5CDiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf)
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/hillary-clinton-women-105966.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hillary Clinton is no stranger to criticism regarding her age as speculation builds around a possible 2016 bid, but the former secretary of state said there are older women who could make a difference — including within politics. “There’s an army of women and frankly, a very large group of older women who could make a real difference to America’s corporations, businesses, academia, politics — you name it,” Clinton said Wednesday at the Simmons Leadership Conference. Clinton, who delivered the conference’s keynote address, called for an end to age discrimination, saying of women who left the workforce in their 20s and 30s to raise families, “their brains have not atrophied.”  She added, “they still have great abilities, great talents, great opportunities to participate. And so we need to be welcoming people back into the workforce.” Clinton, quoting anthropologist Margaret Mead, said by the time men are ready to retire, their female counterparts are “raring to go.” “As men and women age, men are tired of the race, I mean they’ve been running it since their late teens, they’re exhausted. All they want to do is take a deep breath, they want to retire, they want to play golf, they want to just enjoy life,” Clinton said. “And women are raring to go because they feel like they’ve fulfilled their responsibilities, their kids are now on their own, it’s now time for them to show what they can do.” Discussing the lack of women in elected office in her remarks, Clinton praised Massachusetts senator — and possible 2016 Democratic presidential primary opponent — Elizabeth Warren.)
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Harry Reid Tries to Pick GOP Candidates - Karl Rove  (DIERSEN: How successful have those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American been in electing those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American in America, Illinois, your county, your township/ward, your municipally, and your precinct?)
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519631458938934
-- Telling Students to Earn Less  Obama now calls for reforming his bleeding college loan program. - Editorial
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304279904579517934206301354
 
MONEY MAGAZINE
-- 5 WAYS THAT CAN IMPROVE EMPLOYEE PRODUCTIVITY  (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors and supervisors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.  Of course, my Democrat superiors and supervisors did NOT want me to be productive because that frustrated their efforts to get rid of me.  In 1980, after working for IRS for almost 9 years, I transferred from IRS to GAO.  GAO audits IRS.  My GAO superiors knew that I could and would be more productive on audits of IRS because of my knowledge of IRS.  That is why they succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS 1980-1985 and 1989 until they succeeded in getting rid of me in 1997.)
http://moneymagazine.today/5-ways-that-can-improve-employee-productivity/
 
FINANCIAL TIMES
-- Private equity and hedge funds tempt business school graduates - Camilla Hall  (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but will private equity and hedge funds tempt me?  I have a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul, an MBA from Loyola, and bachelor's degree in management from NIU.  I have 9 years experience auditing federal financial industry regulators for GAO.  I passed the CPA examination and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.  I am a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Forensic Accountant, and licensed CPA.  I am an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.) 
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c50d3d7a-c3bd-11e3-a8e0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2zof19Q8K

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