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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - October 1, 2014

 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- DuPage States Attorney Bob Berlin and State Representative Jeanne Ives spoke very highly State Senator Mike Connelly at his outstanding fundraiser at the Bank Restaurant in Wheaton Wednesday evening, October 1, 2014.  The 40+ attendees included Anderson, Cassioppi, Curran, Tom Johnson, LeVan, Radogno, and Rutledge.   
http://www.gopillinois.com
 

NBC5
-- Quinn vs. Rauner: Rasmussen Gives Incumbent the Edge in Stark Turnaround  Though the Illinois governor race remains close, the pollster shows declining support for the GOP candidate - Erin Carlson

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Quinn-vs-Rauner-Rasmussen-reports-gives-incumbent-the-edge-277749791.html
-- Obama Returns To Chicago
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Obama-Returns-To-Chicago-277760271.html
 
WGN TV
-- Surreal campaign ad compares Bruce Rauner to a wedding dress
http://wgntv.com/2014/10/01/watch-surreal-campaign-ad-compares-bruce-rauner-to-a-wedding-dress/
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- New ad urges women to 'Say yes to Bruce Rauner' - CHAD MERDA
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/new-ad-urges-women-say-yes-bruce-rauner/wed-10012014-1247pm
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- CPS grads can qualify for new city college scholarships - Juan Perez Jr. and John Byrne
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/cps-city-colleges-scholarships-20141001-story.html
-- How old is too old? - Cory Franklin
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-ezekiel-emanuel-old-age-perspec-1001-20141001-story.html
 
DAILY HERALD
-- Back to earmarks to pay for transportation? Possibly, Durbin says - Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141001/news/141009785/
 
CRAIN'S CHICAGO BUSINESS
-- New intrigue in political war over Illiana expressway - Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140930/BLOGS02/140939984/new-intrigue-in-political-war-over-illiana-expressway#
-- 'Real' Chicago home property taxes climb 50 percent — in five years! - Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20141001/BLOGS02/141009999/real-chicago-home-property-taxes-climb-50-percent-in-five-years
 
 
WGLT
-- Rauner Touts Campaign Team Diversity During Bloomington Stop - Michael Hill

http://wglt.org/wireready/news/2014/10/03462_RaunerSchoonersWeb_170310.shtml
 
SUBURBAN LIFE
-- Roskam talks taxes, wage gap with area chambers at Wheaton library - Nathan Lurz
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/09/25/u-s-rep-roskam-talks-taxes-wage-gap-with-area-chambers-at-wheaton-library/a63tob9/
-- DuPage County clerk candidate says opponent used government resources for campaign - Nathan Lurz
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/09/30/dupage-county-clerk-candidate-says-opponent-used-government-resources-for-campaign/aq59scb/
 
CITY CLUB OF CHICAGO
--  34:24-MINUTE VIDEO: Timothy Schneider - September 30, 2014
http://www.cityclub-chicago.org/videos/detail/937/hon-timothy-schneider
 
EDGAR COUNTY WATCHDOGS
-- COD’s Erin Birt still acting childish with revenge tactics
http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2014/10/cods-erin-birt-still-acting-childish-with-revenge-tactics/
 
DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: DuPage County voters can view and print out the November 4, 2014 ballot for their precinct.
https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/
 
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Poll: Rauner leading by 6, Topinka up by 22, Cross up by 10
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/01/poll-rauner-leading-by-6-topinka-up-by-22-cross-up-by-10/
-- Rauner on Obama: “One of the most anti-business presidents we’ve had in the last 70 years”
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/01/rauner-on-obama-one-of-the-most-anti-business-presidents-weve-had-in-the-last-70-years/
-- Callis recycles ad, reportedly lowers buys
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/01/callis-recycles-ad-reportedly-lowers-buys/
-- Frerichs says Cross is Rauner’s “lapdog”  (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I am not a lapdog for anyone.  What do say to those who focus on destroying those who refuse to serve as their lapdog?)
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/01/frerichs-says-cross-is-rauners-lapdog/
 
 
GOPUSA
-- OK Prosecutor: Beheading had more to do with race than terrorism - Associated Press

http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/10/01/ok-prosecutor-beheading-had-more-to-do-with-race-than-terrorism/
-- Obama administration disagrees with Netanyahu on Islam - Jerusalem Post
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/10/01/obama-administration-disagrees-with-netanyahu-on-islam/
 
LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- Asian Americans would lose out under affirmative action - YUNLEI YANG
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-affirmative-action-sca5-asian-americans-20141001-story.html
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Can Quinn Hang On in Illinois? - ALLYSIA FINLEY

http://online.wsj.com/articles/political-diary-can-quinn-hang-on-in-illinois-1412183965
 
BUSINESSWEEK
-- Narendra Modi's Unofficial U.S. Envoy Is a 33-Year-Old Congressman from Illinois - Brendan Greeley
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-01/narendra-modis-unofficial-u-dot-s-dot-envoy-is-a-33-year-old-congressman-from-illinois
 
REAL CLEAR MARKETS
-- Federal Workers Are Rewarded When They Waste Your Money - Diana Furchtgott-Roth
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2014/09/30/federal_workers_are_rewarded_when_they_waste_your_money_101301.html
 
RASMUSSEN REPORTS
-- Voters Strongly Oppose Legal Rights, Government Benefits for Illegal Immigrants
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/september_2014/voters_strongly_oppose_legal_rights_government_benefits_for_illegal_immigrants
-- Most Americans still consider military service good for young people but know fewer people who have joined the military out of frustration with the job market.
 
 
IOWA REPUBLICAN
-- Is Carly Fiorina Laying the Foundation for a Presidential Run?  Kevin Hall  (DIERSEN: Fiorina will keynote the Downers Grove Township GOP Reagan Day Dinner October 15, 2014.  SEE:
http://clarendonhills.suntimes.com/2014/09/23/carly-fiorina-hewlett-packard-downers-grove-township-republicans/)
http://theiowarepublican.com/2014/is-carly-fiorina-laying-the-foundation-for-a-presidential-run/
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout that "Rauner's biggest strength proving to be his greatest weakness."  If you seek or hold a government or a political office, your opponents will attack what you believe your biggest strengths are.  What are your biggest strengths?  My biggest strengths include what I learned a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, c) becoming a CPA  and Certified Internal Auditor, d) earning a job-related bachelor's degree and three job-related master's degrees, e) serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, and f) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999.)  
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/rauners-biggest-strength-proving-be-his-greatest-weakness/wed-10012014-1226am
-- Quinn leans on top Democratic support - AP  (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican?  If you sought a government or a political office, what support would you get from a) the officers of your township/ward Republican party organization, b) the officers of your county Republican party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) the IRP officers, and e) the IRP National Committeeman and National Committeewoman?) 
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140930/news/140939854/
-- Labor using minimum wage question to drive Dem turnout - Lynn Sweet
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/30198081-452/labor-using-minimum-wage-question-to-drive-dem-turnout-sweet.html
-- Video shows Rauner opposing Medicaid expansion last year - DAVE MCKINNEY
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/springfield/video-shows-rauner-opposing-medicaid-expansion-last-year/tue-09302014-839pm
-- Beheadings horrify, but we could get used to it - Neil Steinberg
http://www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/30177342-452/steinberg-beheadings-horrify-but-we-could-get-used-to-it.html
 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO: Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center - Jason Meisner, Stacy St. Clair  (DIERSEN: What do you think of federal employees.  What do you think of retired federal employees?  I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.  I have been a retired federal employee for 17 years.  According to this article, "His Facebook posting, however, suggested a growing disdain for government workers despite the fact he has spent much of his career – both directly as a seaman and indirectly, as a contractor – on the federal payroll.")
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-lawyer-for-suspect-in-faa-fire-asks-for-compassion-and-forgiveness-20140930-story.html
-- IRS needs improvement on collecting delinquent taxes, audit shows - Becky Yerak  (DIERSEN: In 1980, after I had worked for IRS's Collection Division for almost 9 years, I transferred from IRS to GAO.  GAO audits IRS.  GAO refused to assign me to audits of IRS's Collection Division; GAO wasted my knowledge of IRS's Collection Division.  GAO would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a woman, a female, or a veteran.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-irs-delinquent-taxes-20140929-story.html
-- No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years - Barbara Brotman  (DIERSEN: Constructively, the federal government has a mandatory retirement age for its non-veteran White male employees that it did not promote into its Senior Executive Service by the time they were 40 years old.  That mandatory retirement age is when you first become eligible to retire.  I first became eligible to retire when I was 49 years old in 1993.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin/ct-pilot-age-met-1001-20140930-story.html
 
DAILY HERALD
-- Appellate court agrees state owes workers - AP
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140930/news/140939856/
-- Duckworth, Kaifesh differ on raising minimum wage - Eric Peterson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141001/news/141009978/
-- Burd v. Wheeler: State finances a priority for 50th District House candidates - Susan Sarkauskas
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141001/news/141009971/
-- FRONT PAGE WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Why gas tax distribution varies in suburbs  Smaller towns get less when fuel revenue is doled out - Jake Griffin
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141001/news/141009960/
-- FAA needs security, backup plans fixed - Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141001/discuss/141009917/
-- Suburban mayors oppose property tax breaks for homeowners near O'Hare  State representative's plan would benefit homeowners affected by noise - Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141001/news/141009959/
 
KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
-- Jeb Bush's struggle to win over conservatives - Slate
http://www.kcchronicle.com/2014/09/30/another-view-jeb-bushs-struggle-to-win-over-conservatives/aelris6/
 
ALTON DAILY NEWS
-- Rauner Cautions Against Lame Duck - Jim Anderson
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=145876#.VCvMDT9153k
 
 
PEKIN DAILY NEWS
-- Washington Mayor Gary Manier, a Republican, endorses Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn - Chris Kaergard

http://www.pekintimes.com/article/20140930/NEWS/140939867
 
 
ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
-- Charges fly in Cheri Bustos, Bobby Schilling commercials - Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/article/20140929/NEWS/140929285/10470
 
SUBURBAN LIFE
-- Wheaton City Council checks in on progress of 2011 strategic priorities - Nathan Lurz  (DIERSEN: Yesterday morning, upon learning of tremendous efforts underway to overturn Wheaton's ban on video gambling, I "pulled a packet" to run for Wheaton Councilman At-Large.)
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/09/23/wheaton-city-council-checks-in-on-progress-of-2011-strategic-priorities/ange16g/
 
ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- LUNCHING WITH IL GOP CHAIRMAN TIM SCHNEIDER AT CITY CLUB - MARK WEYERMULLER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/10/wheres-weyermuller-lunching-with-il-gop-chairman-tim-schneider-at-city-club.html
 
GOPUSA
-- Americans Have a Civic Duty To Vote Intelligently - Ben Carson

http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2014/10/01/americans-have-a-civic-duty-to-vote-intelligently/
 
WORLD NET DAILY
-- STUDY: NUMBER OF NUCLEAR FAMILIES PLUMMETS  Expert says result will be 'the need for government'  (DIERSEN: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American focus on destroying the traditional family.)
http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/study-number-of-nuclear-families-plummets/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new study reveals the nuclear family is in decline, and a University of Maryland sociology professor, Philip Cohen, suggests that’s not really a bad thing. But conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly, whose new book, “Who Killed the American Family?,” recently was released, says there are ramifications: More and bigger government. Cohen helped author a study that was published recently by the Council on Contemporary Families in which he found family structure has become so diverse that there is no such thing as a “normal” American family anymore. In 1960, according to Cohen’s study, 65 percent of American children grew up with a father who worked and a mother who did not. That was considered a normal, or nuclear, family. But such a family no longer represents the majority. In 2012, only 22 percent of children grew up in a male-breadwinner family. A plurality of children now lives with a married mother and father who are both employed – but that plurality is only 34 percent. He found the nuclear family has been replaced by a variety of family types. One of the most common is the single-mother household. The percentage of children living with a single mother has risen from 7 percent in 1960 to 23 percent in 2012, according to Cohen. Nearly half of those single mothers have never been married. Meanwhile, 7 percent of children live with a parent who cohabits with an unmarried partner. Four percent live with a mother who works and a father who does not, and three percent live with a single father.)
 
 
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- Newspaper Digital Audience Hits New High - Don Irvine  (DIERSEN: As the newspapers in Illinois know full-well, GOPUSA ILLINOIS drives a lot of traffic to the government and political articles that they post on their websites.) 
http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/newspaper-digital-audience-hits-new-high-profits-still-lag/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Normally, when something like stocks reach new highs, that’s a good thing. But in the case of the newspaper industry, it’s a mixed bag. as is the case with a new report from the National Association of Newspapers that shows that the digital audience for newspapers reached a record high in August. According to the report, newspapers had 164 million total unique visitors during the month—an 18% increase from the previous year—topping the previous high of 161 million visitors set in March of this year.  Highlights from the report show that there was broad growth across all age groups with the fastest growth being among young women 18-24.
 
THE HILL
-- NRA strikes back at Bloomberg - Benjamin Goad
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/219406-nra-strikes-back-at-bloomberg
-- Two years after college, too many grads are still 'adrift' - Thomas K. Lindsay  (DIERSEN: What had you accomplished 2 years after you graduated from college?  I graduated from college in 1970 when I was 21 years old.  In 1970, I started working for Firestone Stores as the Retail Sales Manager in its Chicago Heights store.  In 1971, I started working for IRS as a GS-7 ($42,933 in today's dollars) Revenue Officer, continued to work for Firestone part-time, and I bought a new 1972 Corvette.  In 1972, I started taking graduate business classes at Loyola, got promoted to GS-9 ($52,516 in today's dollars), and I bought a new town home in University Park.) 
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/education/219352-two-years-after-college-too-many-grads-are-still-adrift
-- Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Secret Service director: 'I think this lady has to go' - Mario Trujillo
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/219418-cummings-on-secret-service-director-i-think-this-lady-has-to-go
 
NEW YORK TIMES
-- University of Chicago Acts to Improve Access for Lower-Income Students - RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑAOC  (DIERSEN: When you were in high school, were your parents "lower-income?"  My outstanding parents were not.  When I attended Crete-Monee High School 1962-1966, my father, who never attended college, worked in the office of a chemical plant in Chicago Heights.  He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family's bills which included rent that he paid his mother to live in her home in Crete.  He drove a bottom of the line 1961 Chevy that had almost no options that he bought used.  My mother, who never attended high school, stayed home and raised my brother and me.)    
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/education/university-of-chicago-acts-to-improve-access-for-lower-income-students-.html
 
USA TODAY
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Where the jobs are   Millions of jobs are out there - for those who have the right skills and know where to look - MaryJo Webster  (DIERSEN: If you were 22 years old and had earned a bachelor's degree in management from NIU when you were 21, would you accept an offer from IRS to be a GS-7 ($42,933) Revenue Officer?  If you were 31 and had earned a bachelor's degree in management from NIU when you were 21, had earned an MBA from Loyola when you were 27, had passed the CPA examination on your first attempt when you were 30, and had worked for IRS as Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, would you accept an offer from GAO to be a GS-9 Step 10 ($68,267) Analyst?)
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/09/30/where-the-jobs-are/16481703/
http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/09/30/job-economy-middle-skill-growth-wage-blue-collar/14797413/
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- The Middle-Class Litmus Test for the Economy  Inflation-adjusted median household incomes are 9% lower than they were in 1999. - Wilkliam A. Galston
http://online.wsj.com/articles/william-a-galston-the-middle-class-litmus-test-for-the-economy-1412119100
 
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
-- Observations on Wait Times for Voters on Election Day 2012
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-14-850
 
FED SMITH
-- Scorecard Shows Votes of Congress on Federal Employee Bills - Ian Smith   (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.  I have been a federal retiree for 17 years.)
http://blogs.fedsmith.com/2014/10/01/scorecard-shows-votes-of-congress-on-federal-employee-bills/

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