Thursday, April 24, 2008

GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - April 24, 2008

PUBLIC AFFAIRS
-- JANUARY 13, 2007 FLASHBACK: State GOP shows Bob Kjellander to the door - Jeff Berkowitz
http://jeffberkowitz.blogspot.com/2007/01/state-gop-shows-bob-kjellander-to-door.html
-- Why Obama lost Pennsylvania and what's needed for an Obama win - Jeff Berkowitz
http://jeffberkowitz.blogspot.com/2008/04/why-obama-lost-pennsylvania.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
-- Rezko Said to Invoke Kjellander in Ploy to Unseat Patrick Fitzgerald - Chris Robling
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/rezko-said-to-i.html
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ruskin comments on Miller who comments on Rauschenberger who comments on Obama
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/miller-uni-bomb.html
-- Frustrated biz owners vent in Schaumburg - Fran Eaton
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2008/04/small-business.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF ROVE AND KJELLANDER: Feds: Witness says Rezko tried to oust Fitzgerald U.S.: Fundraiser said he could call in Rove to fire prosecutor - Bob Secter and Jeff Coen
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-rezko-rove-fitzgerald-web-apr24,0,2332070.story
-- No one should be shocked that Fitzgerald was targeted - John Kass
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-kass-24-apr24,0,7276885.column
-- Hocus-pocus fogs up focus on recall bill - Eric Zorn
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-zorn-24-apr24,0,3276925.column
-- $5 billion a year needed to maintain Illinois roads and bridges, experts say Bipartisan panel warns public officials that time is running out to shore up funding - Richard Wronski http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-hastert_24apr24,1,2837686.story

DAILY HERALD
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF ROVE AND KJELLANDER: Illinois insiders tried to have U.S. attorney ousted - Joseph Ryan
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=177986
-- Let the people vote on recall measure - Editorial
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=178487&src=

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Plot to dump Fitzgerald? Rezko talked of Rove effort to oust U.S. attorney - Chris Fusco and Dave McKinney
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/rezko/912861,CST-NWS-rezko24.article
-- Ex-senator Peter Fitzgerald doubts tale of Rove role 'Karl's far too smart' to try to remove U.S. attorney - Mark Brown
http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/912860,CST-NWS-brown24.article
-- Impeachment talk targeting gov heats up - Dave McKinney and Jaclyn Brenning
http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/912864,CST-NWS-impeach24.article
-- End of an aura: Doubts now taint Obama - Robert Novak
http://www.suntimes.com/news/novak/912581,CST-EDT-novak24.article
-- Wright offering fresh fodder to Obama critics TV, Press Club stints not what candidate needs - Lynn Sweet
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/913018,CST-NWS-sweet24.article

NEW YORK TIMES
-- White House Influence Is Cited in Rezko Corruption Trial - Eric Lipton
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/24/washington/24rezko.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin

ASSOCIATED PRESS
-- Witnesses say Blagojevich talked about state jobs for donors - John O'Connor
http://www.bnd.com/homepage/story/319665.html

ABC7
-- Talk of firing the U.S. attorney told at Rezko trial - Charles Thomas
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=6099251 (Includes video clip)

NBC5
-- Tale Of Firing U.S. Attorney Told At Rezko Trial - AP
http://www.nbc5.com/politics/15971984/detail.html (Includes video clip)

CBS2
-- Rezko Pal, Rove Named In Plan To Fire Fitzgerald
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/rove.fitzgerald.plan.2.706771.html (Includes video clip)
-- McCain Asks N.C. GOP Not To Run Obama-Wright Ad Republican Candidate Says America Doesn't Want That Type Of Campaigning
http://cbs2chicago.com/politics/mccain.obama.ad.2.706646.html (Includes video clip)

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
-- Witness: Rezko wanted to get attorney fired Conversation allegedly involved efforts to derail corruption probe - Mike Robinson
http://www.pjstar.com/stories/042408/NAT_BGEAOBD6.046.php

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Governor breaks fast after speech Arrives late to prayer breakfast, avoids questions on Rezko - Meagan Sexton
http://www.sj-r.com/News/stories/29252.asp
-- Ata’s plea far from ‘reform’ touted by Blagojevich - Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/Opinion/stories/29236.asp
-- Zanoza Abortion Regrets - Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/Opinion/stories/29236.asp

HERALD NEWS
-- Democrats focusing on 13th Congressional District race - Paige Winfield
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/910538,jo23_13th_web.article

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: All the religions of the world discourage children from engaging in homosexual activity. Outrageously, those who encourage children to engage in homosexual activity demonize those who discourage children from engaging in homosexual activity.
http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2008/04/23/news/doc480ec85f8a631418463241.txt

SUBURBAN LIFE
-- ATTENTION PROMISCUOUS PEOPLE: DuPage County Health Department offers Sexually Transmitted Disease screenings
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/wheaton/news/x1838788937
-- DuPage County: Jobs, programs in jeopardy at U. of I. Extension - Dan Petrella
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/darien/archive/x1041577746

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
-- Recall tempting, but alternatives exist - Editorial
http://www.pjstar.com/stories/042308/EDI_BGCNDBIQ.059.php

NAPERVILLE SUN
-- State roads facing huge funding shortfall Local leaders gather to discuss capital improvement program - Kathy Cichon
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/912572,6_1_NA24_CHAMBER_S1.article

REUTERS
-- McCain demands withdrawal of anti-Obama ad
http://www.reuters.com/article/politicsNews/idUSN2330234120080423

RTT NEWS
-- North Carolina GOP To Air Reverend Wright Ad Despite McCain's Protests
http://www.rttnews.com/FOREX/politicalnews.asp?date=04/23/2008&item=13

EXAMINER
-- Talk of firing the U.S. attorney told at Rezko trial - Mike Robinson
http://www.examiner.com/a-1356026~Talk_of_firing_the_U_S__attorney_told_at_Rezko_trial.html?cid=rss-Illinois_Headlines

TOWN HALL
-- Some of My Best Friends Are Liberals. None of Them Are Terrorists. - Hugh Hewitt
http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/HughHewitt/2008/04/24/some_of_my_best_friends_are_liberals_none_of_them_are_terrorists

BLAGOJEVICH
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Blagojevich engages in gender based politics, again
http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=1&RecNum=6768

REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS OF ILLINOIS
-- Yet Another Reason Why We Need a Change in the ILGOP Leadership - RMWStanford
http://www.rlcil.org/2008/04/23/yet-another-reason-why-we-need-a-change-in-the-ilgop-leadership/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- Republican State Representatives Bellock, Coladipietro, Fortner, and Pihos and House Republican Director of Appropriations Kent Gaffney hold outstanding town hall meeting on the state's financial condition - Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: Republican State Representatives Patti Bellock, Franco Coladipietro, Mike Fortner, and Sandra Pihos and House Republican Director of Appropriations Kent Gaffney held an outstanding town hall meeting on the state's financial condition Wednesday evening, April 23, at the Wheaton Community Center Auditorium. The PowerPoint presentation that Gaffney gave made it clear that the state has spent too much in the past, that the state is spending too much now, and that the state is on track to spend too much in the future. Over 100 attended the town hall meeting including Mike Bowler, Fred Bucholz, Liz Corry, and Sal Falbo. Questions concerning the event should go to Pihos at 630-858-8855 or community@sandrapihos.com.)

TAPROOT REPUBLICANS OF ILLINOIS

-- OUTSTANDING: Illinois State Senator Chris Lauzen to speak at the May 17 TAPROOT breakfast meeting - Dave Diersen
www.gopillinois.com
(THE ARTICLE: All Republicans are invited to attend TAPROOT's breakfast meeting on Saturday, May 17, in the North meeting room of the Old Country Buffet at 551 E. Roosevelt Road in Lombard. The restaurant opens at 8:00 AM and the meeting starts at 8:30 AM. Attendees need to purchase a meal ticket. TAPROOT is honored that Illinois State Senator Chris Lauzen will speak at the meeting. The many outstanding individuals who have spoken at TAPROOT events in recent years include: Stan Austin, Bruno Behrend, Patti Bellock, Bob Biggins, Joe Birkett, Scott Bludorn, John Borling, Bill Brady, Pat Brady, Wally Brown, John Cox, Dan Cronin, John Curran, John Demling, Joe Denner, Edward Derwinski, Pat Durante, MaryAlice Erickson, Blanche Fawell, Mike Fortner, Steve Greenberg, Gwen Henry, John Kinsella, Peter LaBarbera, Chris Lauzen, Andy McKenna, Jim Nalepa, Jim Oberweis, Teri O'Brien, Sean O'Kane, Pat O'Malley, Kenneth Popejoy, Dan Proft, Mike Prueter, Rosanna Pulido, Steve Rauschenberger, Sandy Rios, Tom Roeser, Peter Roskam, Darlene Ruscitti, Jack Ryan, Richard Russo, Steve Sauerberg, Brien Sheahan, Dave Smith, Fred Spitzzeri, Rick Stock, Ray True, John Tsarpalas, Sandy Wegman, Jon Zahm, and Dan Zanoza. Phone Dave Diersen at 630-653-0462 or George Kocan at 630-393-6401 if any questions.)

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