January 16 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How to control the overwhelming fire hose of news – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Since 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have focused on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-donald-trump-news-anxiety-vladimir-putin-shutdown-0116-20190115-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What can we do about “news anxiety,” which many in the psychiatric community say is a real malady, particularly in recent years? If you feel afflicted by it, mental health professionals advise limiting news or social media exposure, especially of the more sensational anxiety-inducing sort. Psychologist Deborah Serani of Adelphi University, writing in Psychology Today, advised steering yourself away from sensational headlines and cable TV news and toward stories that offer depth, explanations and possible solutions to problems at hand. That’s healthy advice. After reporting the latest scandal or atrocity, it is reassuring to know that there is a rational path out of the problem at hand, if only we can persuade our political leaders to follow it.)
— Chirico adds $27K to campaign fund; challenger Caylor nets $7K, state filings show – Erin Hegarty
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-mayor-chirico-rocky-campaign-funds-st-0116-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— The Burke case and the need for property tax reform in Illinois – Tim Schneider
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190114/the-burke-case-and-the-need-for-property-tax-reform-in-illinois
— Pritzker’s plan to match top staffers’ salary is problematic – Editorial (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190116/editorial-pritzkers-plan-to-match-top-staffers-salary-is-problematic

 

WTTW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.wttw.com/2019/01/15/what-legalized-marijuana-could-mean-illinois

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Rep. McSweeney refiles township consolidation bill Proposed legislation almost identical to vetoed version – ED KOMENDA
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/01/15/rep-mcsweeney-refiles-township-consolidation-bill/afiv56r/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— HB 4637 and consolidation: Rauner’s parting acts contradict his words – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-01-15/jim-dey-rauners-parting-acts-contradict-his-words.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Congressman Rodney Davis meets with Trump, says Democrats are thwarting shutdown talks – AP
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/congressman-rodney-davis-meets-with-trump-says-democrats-are-thwarting/article_59efbe03-00e0-519b-8340-23cacbcb8269.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Leadership necessary to turn Illinois around – Sen. Jason Barickman
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190115/sen-barickman-leadership-necessary-to-turn-illinois-around

 

TIMES
— Kinzinger is right to call out shutdown stupidity – Editorial
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/01/15/our-view-kinzinger-is-right-to-call-out-shutdown-stupidity/anhqfla/

 

NOW DECATUR
— Pritzker Restores Wage Increases Frozen by Rauner – Joe Deacon
http://www.nowdecatur.com/2019/01/15/pritzker-restores-wage-increases-frozen-by-rauner/

 

CHICAGO READER
— Governor Pritzker, the MLA, and the wealth gap Very different solutions to the same problem all come down to the size of the pockets involved. – Deanna Isaacs
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/governor-pritzker-the-mla-and-the-wealth-gap/Content

 

PROPUBLICA
— How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost Legalizing video poker and slots was supposed to generate billions of dollars for the state. A decade later, that hasn’t happened. Now, legislators want to double down on gambling. – Jason Grotto, Sandhya Kambhampati, and Dan Mihalopoulos
https://features.propublica.org/the-bad-bet/how-illinois-bet-on-video-gambling-and-lost/

 

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker’s First Day Giveaway On Step Pay Will Cost $200 Million Per Year – Mark Glennon
https://www.wirepoints.com/pritzkers-first-day-giveaway-on-step-pay-will-cost-200-million-per-year/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Why is our state saddled with such State House mediocrities? – Jeffrey Leef
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511720976-opinion-why-is-our-state-saddled-with-such-state-house-mediocrities

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois to issue February food stamp benefits this week – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-to-issue-february-food-stamp-benefits-this-week/article_14f953d2-18c3-11e9-8789-5fb9988aae9e.html
— Political investing decisions hurt public finances, lead to tax hikes – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/report-political-investing-decisions-hurt-public-finances-lead-to-tax/article_b8043dca-1842-11e9-9704-c7617d695b17.html

 

GOPUSA
— NeverTrumper John Kasich hires talent agent, joins CNN
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63467
— When socialism is romanticized
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63451
— Competing women’s marches undercut by infighting, anti-Semitism scandal
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63293

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/politics-of-immigration/

 

NEWSMAX
— Charlie Daniels: Dems Oppose Wall So Illegals Can Vote For Them – Brian Freeman
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/charlie-daniels-wall-democrats/2019/01/15/id/898296/
— Coast Guard Snares Five Times as Many Illegals Off West Coast Compared to 2017 – Jason Devaney
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/coast-guard-illegals-migrants-california/2019/01/15/id/898369/

 

BREITBART
— Victims of Illegal Immigration Storm Nancy Pelosi’s Office – Michelle Moons
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/15/victims-of-illegal-immigration-storm-nancy-pelosis-office/
— Rasmussen Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Swing Voters Say Border Wall Not ‘Immoral’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/15/rasmussen-6-10-swing-voters-border-wall-not-immoral/
— Mo Brooks: ‘Democrat Strategy’ of Importing Foreign Voters will Turn America into California – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/15/exclusive-mo-brooks-democrat-strategy-of-importing-foreign-voters-will-turn-america-into-california/

 

TOWNHALL
— The ‘Not Racist’ Drama of Congressman Steve King – Arthur Schaper
https://townhall.com/columnists/arthurschaper/2019/01/16/the-not-racist-drama-of-congressman-steve-king-n2539059

 

DAILY CALLER
— FACEBOOK’S NEW RULES BAN EMPLOYEES FROM CHANGING COLLEAGUES’ MINDS – Chris White (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did not try turn me into a Democrat. If I had become a Democrat, I would have been just one more Democrat employee who the Democrats who ran the federal government had to give preference to. My being a Republican enabled/emboldened them to hint/imply/argue/shout that I was lazy, stupid, overpaid, a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. My being a Republican enabled/emboldened them to blame me for everything that went wrong in the office.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/15/facebook-censorship-internal-memo/

 

DAILY WIRE
— Victims Of Illegal Immigration Storm Pelosi’s Office, Chant ‘Build The Wall’ – RYAN SAAVEDRA
https://www.dailywire.com/news/42253/watch-victims-illegal-immigration-storm-pelosis-ryan-saavedra

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Progressives and Their Surrogate Children – Steven W. Mosher
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/01/15/progressives-and-their-surrogate-children/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Chicago Woman With Concealed-carry Permit Shoots, Kills Armed Robber – Michael Tennant
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/31189-chicago-woman-with-concealed-carry-permit-shoots-kills-armed-robber

 

IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Is President Trump Weakening On His Pledge To Protect American Workers? – JENNIFER G. HICKEY (DIERSEN: Are/were you an “America worker?” I was an American worker 1964-1997. From what I see, all the employers that I worked for would rather have hired a citizen of a foreign country than me. Employers can exploit citizens of foreign countries much easier than they can exploit citizens of America.)
https://immigrationreform.com/2019/01/15/is-president-trump-weakening-on-pledge-to-protect-american-workers-immigrationreform-com/

 

FOX NEWS
— New migrant caravan swells to thousands amid shutdown; Democrats’ 2020 caravan grows
https://www.foxnews.com/us/fox-news-first-new-migrant-caravan-swells-to-thousands-amid-shutdown-democrats-2020-caravan-grows
— Yes, the border crisis is real and it’s black Americans who bear the brunt of it – Diamond and Silk
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/diamond-and-silk-yes-the-border-crisis-is-real-and-its-black-americans-who-bear-the-brunt-of-it

 

EPOCH TIMES
— The Real Reason Democrats Won’t Budge on Border Security – Brian Cates
https://www.theepochtimes.com/__trashed-438_2767150.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Drugs and illegal immigration – Tom Rice
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/15/calculating-the-disastrous-consequences-of-america/
— Trump dispels wall fight as being about keeping a campaign promise: ‘We need this for our country’ – Dave Boyer and Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What campaign promises motivate you to help elect candidates? For me, it is their promising to defend and advance all the planks in the Republican Party platform and in Illinois Republican Party platforms including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. For me, it is their promising to oppose anything that promotes welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, weakening of First or Second Amendment rights, booze, gambling, pot, or other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/15/trump-reaffirms-border-wall-need-call-supporters-w/


— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: E-Verify absent from immigration policy talks – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: To oppose E-Verify is to oppose enforcement of America’s immigration laws. To oppose E-Verify is to shout a) that you are a Democrat or a Democrat plant, a Libertarian or a Libertarian plant, a Green or a Green plant, or a RINO and b) that you are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/15/e-verify-absent-from-immigration-policy-talks/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: E-Verify has existed since 1996 and is mandatory in eight states. A 2016 study published in the IAZ Journal of Development and Migration found reduced numbers of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally in states with mandatory E-Verify. “E-Verify is a much more efficient way to achieve the goals that are claimed for the border wall,” said Edwin Rubenstein, chief researcher for the nonpartisan Negative Population Growth. An estimated 11.3 million immigrants live in the U.S. illegally with about 8 million working, accounting for about 5 percent of the workforce, according to a 2016 analysis by the Pew Research Center. Compared to their share of the workforce, immigrants living in the U.S. illegally were overrepresented in the agriculture (17 percent) and construction (13 percent) sectors, and in the leisure and hospitality industry (9 percent), the center found. The Chamber of Commerce dropped its opposition to E-Verify in 2013 but only with the stipulation that current employees be exempt. The agriculture industry’s reliance on labor from immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has long kept farm state Republicans from backing mandatory E-Verify without a major expansion of guest worker programs. The farm lobby was divided last year when mandatory E-Verify was included in a House GOP package of immigration reforms, the Securing America’s Future Act. The bill was defeated 192-231, with 41 Republicans joining every Democrat in voting no. While making his border security pitch Monday to the American Farm Bureau Foundation’s annual convention in New Orleans, Mr. Trump stressed that a border wall wouldn’t keep out seasonal workers. “I’m going to make that easier for them to come in and to work the farms,” he said. “But we’re keeping the wrong ones out, OK?” But he’s not talking about E-Verify the way he did on the 2016 campaign trail, when he pledged to “strengthen and expand” the program. With Mr. Trump in the White House, the system has gotten short shrift. It was left out of Mr. Trump’s “four pillars” plan to combat illegal immigration. Only a handful of the 565 companies in the Trump Organization, the president’s business empire, have signed up to use E-Verify, according to a Washington Times analysis. At times, Democrats touted E-Verify as a solution. Mr. Schumer last week listed E-Verify among the top measures for border security that he said were “ironically” suspended during the partial government shutdown. “Border patrol agents are going without pay, E-Verify is off-line, immigration cases are on hold, new immigration judges are not being hired,” he said. In 2009, Mr. Schumer said a “biometric-based employer verification system with tough enforcement and auditing is necessary to significantly diminish the job magnet that attracts illegal aliens to the United States.”)

 

ACCURACY IN ACADEMIA
— Ohio State University Professor Allegedly Told Student Not to Use the Phrase ‘Illegal Immigrant’
https://www.academia.org/ohio-state-university-professor-allegedly-told-student-not-to-use-the-phrase-illegal-immigrant/

 

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— New Honduras caravan makes the wall fight President Trump’s finest hour – Randy Lancaster-Short
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/new-honduras-caravan-makes-the-wall-fight-president-trumps-finest-hour-111788/

 

THE HILL
— Trump snubs highlight Pelosi’s grip on Dems – MIKE LILLIS (DIERSEN: He who pay the piper calls the tunes. In Illinois, Pritzker has the power to destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that he might want to.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/425536-trump-snubs-highlight-pelosis-grip-on-dems
— King rips GOP leadership after criticism over ‘white supremacist’ remarks – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/425545-king-rips-gop-leadership-after-criticism-over-white-supremacism-remarks

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “NBC Isn’t The Only Network Sugarcoating Steve King’s Racism While some have outright called the Iowa representative’s white supremacy remarks racist, others hesitated.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-king-network-coverage-racist_us_5c3e2832e4b0e0baf541b878

 

POLITICO
— Pelosi asks Trump to reschedule State of the Union address – HEATHER CAYGLE
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/16/pelosi-asks-trump-to-reschedule-state-of-the-union-address-1103047
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gillibrand promotes hatred against men.
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/15/kirsten-gillibrand-2020-women-voters-1102697

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater asks “Republicans Rebuke Steve King but Face Vexing Question: Why Not Sooner?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/us/politics/steve-king-white-supremacy.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “As Republicans Rush to Condemn Steve King, Some Ask: Why Not Trump?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/us/politics/trump-steve-king-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater asks “Republicans, Racism and Steve King So now the party abhors bigotry? How convenient.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/opinion/republicans-racism-steve-king.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ms. Blair duQuesnay promotes sexism.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/opinion/business-economics/new-year-resolution-investor-gende-gap.html
— El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peña Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says – Alan Feuer
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/nyregion/el-chapo-trial.html

 

NEW YORK POST
— Only Republicans show for working lunch with Trump during shutdown – Nikki Schwab Janua
https://nypost.com/2019/01/15/only-republicans-show-for-working-lunch-with-trump-during-shutdown/

 

USA TODAY
— Democrats refuse to compromise on border wall funding to end the shutdown – Mike Pence
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/01/16/mike-pence-democrats-border-wall-humanitarian-border-crisis-compromise-column/2565284002/

— Government shutdown: Food banks worry about having enough supplies if stalemate drags on – Dalvin Brown (DIERSEN: What about those who would never take a job working for the federal government because the pay is too low, but nevertheless viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn federal employees as being grossly overpaid?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/01/12/government-shutdown-food-banks-worry-running-out-food/2547271002/
— Half the 600,000 residents aided by NYC Care are undocumented immigrants – John Bacon
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/09/new-york-city-care-comprehensive-health-care-plan-concerns/2522924002/

 

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “GOP hard on King, soft on Trump.”
https://pittnews.com/article/139358/opinions/editorial-gop-hard-on-king-soft-on-trump/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump’s Pinned to a Wall Few Americans Want. A grand immigration deal may be his only way to end the crisis and deliver to his base.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-pinned-to-a-wall-few-americans-want-11547596437
— White House Looks to Chip Away at Democrats’ Resolve as Shutdown Rolls On So far, it isn’t working; Democrats don’t show for luncheon for House members at White House hosted by Trump – Peter Nicholas and Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-looks-to-chip-away-at-democrats-resolve-as-record-shutdown-rolls-on-11547548204
— Think College Is Expensive? Wait Until It’s Free Higher-education costs have risen every time student aid has been made more generous – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/think-college-is-expensive-wait-until-its-free-11547596302
— Visions of a 70% Tax Rate The new socialists need a refresher course in government math. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/visions-of-a-70-tax-rate-11547596675
— ‘El Chapo’ Bribed Former Mexican President, Former Drug Trafficker Tells Court Testimony from cooperating witness implicates Enrique Peña Nieto in alleged bribe paid by drug lord in 2012 – Zolan Kanno-Youngs
https://www.wsj.com/articles/el-chapo-bribed-former-mexican-president-former-drug-trafficker-tells-court-11547595893

 

FORBES
— America’s Best Employers For Diversity 2019 – Vicky Valet (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickyvalet/2019/01/15/americas-best-employers-for-diversity-2019/#6cacde402bda
— Assessing Trump’s First 2 Years For Older Americans – Chris Farrell
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/01/15/assessing-trumps-first-2-years-for-older-americans/#571177c3583f

 

PRESTON BUSINESS REVIEW
— Pelosi calls cops to remove illegals from her home – Caroline Biscotti
https://prestonbusinessreview.com/pelosi-calls-cops-to-remove-illegals-from-her-home/56010/

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Steve King’s Road Map for Racist Republicans.”
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/steve-king-roadmap.html

 

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “How Can the G.O.P. Condemn Congressman Steve King but Not Donald Trump?”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/how-can-the-gop-condemn-congressman-steve-king-but-not-donald-trump

 

ATLANTIC
— The Racial Wealth Gap Could Become a 2020 Litmus Test With black votes in the balance in the Democratic primary, would-be candidates are already developing aggressive policies to target inequality. – VANN R. NEWKIRK II (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/new-litmus-test-2020-racial-wealth-gap/579823/

 

DAILY MAIL
— ‘Letting criminals across the border is good for her base!’ Donald Trump Jr posts video showing mothers of Americans killed by illegal immigrants storming Nancy Pelosi’s office – ARIEL ZILBER
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6597179/Donald-Trump-Jr-blasts-Pelosi-refusing-meet-mothers-Americans-killed-illegal-immigrants.html

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are political consultants advising candidates to do? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com


(THE ARTICLE: In Illinois, “Republican” political consultants who are really Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, or RINOs want Republicans to lose. What are they advising Republican candidates to do? From what I hear/see, they are advising Republican candidates to:

 

— Demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump, but if not that, distance yourself from Trump,

— Distance yourself from Trump supporters, the Republican Party, the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), your Republican county party organization, your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and Dave Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails,

— Do not promise to defend or advance the traditional family plank in the IRP platform,

— Do not promise to defend or advance the right to life plank in the IRP platform,

— Do not promise to defend or advance the immigration plank in the IRP platform

— Do not promise to defend or advance the Second Amendment plank in the IRP platform,

— Do not promise to defend or advance the illegal drugs plank in the Republican Party platform,

— Do not promise to defend or advance the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform,

— Do not promise to oppose the promotion of LGBTQ activity,

— Do not promise to oppose the promotion of abortion,

— Do not promise to oppose the promotion of mass/illegal immigration,

— Do not promise to oppose the promotion of the abolition or the First and Second Amendments,

— Do not promise to oppose the promotion of booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, and

— Do not promise to oppose the promotion of patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, or age discrimination.)

January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— JB Pritzker signs 2 executive orders on first day as governor – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/jb-pritzker-signs-2-executive-orders-on-first-day-as-governor/5085005/
— Government shutdown 2019: Federal employees feel effects of working without pay, citizens worried about trickle down effects – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/government-shutdown-forces-thousands-to-work-without-pay-many-worry-about-trickle-down-effects/5075957/

 

NBC5
— On First Day, Pritzker Grants Raises to Some State Union Employees The move raised questions from critics about how the state will afford it – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-first-day-pay-raises-some-state-union-employees-504393201.html

— Pritzker Gives Democrats Near-Record Power in Illinois – John O’Connor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzker-gives-democrats-near-record-power-in-illinois-504366611.html

 

CBS2
— DuPage County Board Votes To Dissolve Election Commission
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/15/dupage-county-election-commission-board-dissolve/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pritzker restores wage increases, signs pay equity order – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/pritzker-restores-wage-increases-signs-pay-equity-order
— IRS recalling 46K workers from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/facebook-instant/irs-recalling-46k-workers-from-furlough-to-handle-tax-refunds-without-pay

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DuPage board votes 11-7 to immediately dissolve election commission, despite clerk’s push to wait till after April election – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-ecn-dupage-election-merger-debate-st-0116-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker approves pro-labor measure on first full day in office, contrasting with Bruce Rauner – Mike Riopell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-bruce-rauner-labor-transparency-20190115-story.html
— ‘Where will the money come from? Rich people,’ Chicago Teachers Union says as it seeks increased pay, staffing in contract – Juan Perez Jr.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-teachers-union-contract-demands-20190115-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers, including 13 Chicago mayoral candidates, push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-legalizing-recreational-marijuana-pot-caution-0116-20190115-story.html
— From free lunches to museum tickets, here’s how Chicago businesses are helping furloughed federal workers – Robert Channick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-shutdown-federal-workers-help-chicago-20190114-story.html
— At Tribune meeting, five Chicago mayoral candidates duck specifics on how to fill pension hole – Bill Ruthhart
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayors-race-editorial-board-20190115-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes Kasich.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-john-kasich-2020-president-trump-gop-candidate-0116-20190115-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker restores state worker pay boosts, but says little about cost – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/pritzker-restores-state-worker-pay-boosts-cost-afscme-inaugural-ball/
— Teachers union seeks 5 percent raises, says ‘rich people’ will pay for them – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ctu-teachers-union-contract-proposal-teachers-public-schools-strike-sharkey-emanuel/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Split vote, but DuPage disbands election commission – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190115/split-vote-but-dupage-disbands-election-commission
— Lake County ends retirement plan contributions for board members – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190115/lake-county-ends-retirement-plan-contributions-for-board-members
— ‘Stymied’ by Lawlor case, Lake County Board to seek power to remove leaders – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190115/stymied-by-lawlor-case-lake-county-board-to-seek-power-to-remove-leaders

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker’s pension silence speaks volumes Early in his inaugural speech, the new governor emphasized the need for a “collective commitment to embracing hard choices.” Then he ducked the hardest—and most important—choice he’ll face. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/pritzkers-pension-silence-speaks-volumes
— Crain’s Notable Chicago LGBTQ Executives Nearly 100 people attended our inaugural event on Jan. 10.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/crains-notable-chicago-lgbtq-executives

 

WTTW
— As Trump Mulls National Emergency, 31 Active Emergencies Continue – Evan Garcia
https://news.wttw.com/2019/01/15/trump-mulls-national-emergency-31-active-emergencies-continue

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Central Illinois Republicans wary but hopeful in the era of Pritzker – TOM LISI (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments should be wary in the era of Pritzker? ANSWER: Those that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/central-illinois-republicans-wary-but-hopeful-in-the-era-of/article_589c47dd-2ebd-5cba-84af-109d36e29340.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Shutdown is the topic of Casten’s town hall meeting – Susan O’Neill
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/01/15/shutdown-is-the-topic-of-castens-town-hall-meeting/awejzy/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Shutting Down Lincoln Yards Was Aldermanic Privilege at its Finest And the Burke scandal, the unwritten rule at its worst. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who seek/get government/political offices so that they can use the power of those offices a) to reward those who glorify and praise them, pander to them, give them money, and/or serve as their operatives/dues and b) to punish those who do NOT glorify and praise them, pander to them, give them money, and/or serve as their operatives/dues?)
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/January-2019/Shutting-Down-Lincoln-Yards-Was-Aldermanic-Privilege-at-its-Finest/

 

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Consolidates Election Commission into County Clerk’s Office
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=59870

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Jeanne Ives decries lame duck pay hike for bureaucrats – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511721040-jeanne-ives-decries-lame-duck-pay-hike-for-bureaucrats
— Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell to speak at DuPage GOP dinner – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511721242-fox-news-political-analyst-gianno-caldwell-to-speak-at-dupage-gop-dinner

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— After veto from Rauner, lawmaker David McSweeney plans to re-file consolidation bill again this spring – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/after-veto-from-rauner-lawmaker-plans-to-re-file-consolidation/article_3212dc34-1852-11e9-b835-77f52c33276d.html

 

AMERICANS FOR TRUTH ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
— Americans for Truth Live Debut Webcast – Peter LaBarbera
https://americansfortruth.com/2019/01/14/americans-for-truth-live-1-14-2019/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker signs EO on pay bias and theft, signs prevailing wage bill, starts process to reinstate step increases (DIERSEN: Have you gotten step increases? I got many step increases while I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that. Step increases recognize the experience that you gain and the additional responsibilities that you are given. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I gained and the additional responsibilities that I was given during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/15/pritzker-signs-eo-on-pay-bias-and-theft-sings-prevailing-wage-bill-starts-process-to-reinstate-step-increases/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Steps: Today, the state will initiate a process to bring state employees to their appropriate salary step level. Under this measure, union employees, many of whom have not received step increases since 2015, will be placed at their appropriate step for purposes of their pay going forward. This action does not address significant outstanding issues, including backpay. The administration will continue to work toward solutions to manage taxpayer resources effectively and compensate state employees fairly.)

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois governor vows to work toward marijuana legalization in inaugural address – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/15/illinois-governor-vows-work-toward-marijuana-legal/

 

BREITBART
— House Passes Resolution Rebuking Steve King, White Supremacy – Sean Moran (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats pass resolutions that condemn individuals, condemn organizations, condemn companies, condemn governments, and condemn countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/15/house-passes-resolution-rebuking-steve-king-white-supremacy/
— DOJ: Less than 3 Percent of Nation’s Prisoners Acquired Firearms at Retail Stores, Gun Shows – Awr Hawkins
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/15/doj-less-3-percent-nations-prisoners-acquired-firearms-retail-gun-shows/
— Pelosi Holds the Gavel but Minorities in the ‘Tri-Caucus’ Wield Power in Nancy’s House – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/14/pelosi-holds-the-gavel-but-minorities-in-the-tri-caucus-wield-power-in-nancys-house/

 

TOWNHALL
— Tantrums: Democrats Are Refusing to End the Shutdown by Boycotting Meetings at the White House – Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/01/15/president-trump-hosts-another-meeting-on-border-security-with-chuck-and-nancy-mia-n2539072

 

DAILY CALLER
— POLL: 75 PERCENT OF AMERICANS SUPPORT RESTRICTIONS ON ABORTION – Grace Carr
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/15/abortion-poll-75-percent/

 

GOPUSA
— Razor Burn: Gillette lectures on ‘toxic masculinity’ in new ‘We Believe’ ad
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63440
— Iowa’s Steve King accused of racism, stripped of committee assignments
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63430
— Unaccompanied child immigration loophole releases MS-13 gang members
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63328
— New milestone in King County: Immigrant population tops 500,000 (DIERSEN: How soon will immigrants be the majority in America, in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Democrats shout at immigrants that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
http://www.gopusa.com/new-milestone-in-king-county-immigrant-population-tops-500000/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— DNC Withdraws Its Sponsorship of the Women’s March – Jeffrey Cimmino
https://freebeacon.com/politics/dnc-withdraws-sponsorship-of-womens-march/
— Senate Democrats Frustrated Over Ocasio-Cortez Becoming Face of Democratic Party – Cameron Cawthorne
https://freebeacon.com/politics/senate-democrats-frustrated-over-ocasio-cortez-becoming-face-of-democratic-party/

 

THE HILL
— House passes resolution condemning white nationalism – CRISTINA MARCOS (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats pass resolutions that condemn individuals, condemn organizations, condemn companies, condemn governments, and condemn countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/425457-house-passes-resolution-condemning-white-nationalism
— Poll: A majority of Americans support raising the top tax rate to 70 percent – Matthew Sheffield (DIERSEN: At what income level do those who support the 70 percent rate to kick in – $100,000, $50,000, $25,000?)
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/425422-a-majority-of-americans-support-raising-the-top-tax-rate-to-70
— Democrats turn down White House invitation for shutdown talks – JORDAN FABIAN AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/425425-democrats-turn-down-white-house-invitation-for-shutdown-talks

 

ROLL CALL
— House moves to protect federal interns from harassment and discrimination (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinated did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $32,978/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $58,902/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-moves-protect-federal-interns-harassment-discrimination
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The measure defines “intern” as an individual who performs uncompensated voluntary service in an agency to earn credit awarded by an educational institution or to learn a trade or occupation.)

 

CNN
— John Kasich joins CNN as political commentator after governorship – CHRIS WHITE
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/john-kasich-joins-cnn-as-political-commentator-after-governorship

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration recalls tens of thousands of federal workers as it seeks to blunt shutdown’s impact – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/15/irs-bring-back-more-than-half-workforce-despite-shutdown-warns-key-functions-will-go-unfulfilled/
— ‘The essence of involuntary servitude’: Federal unions sue the Trump administration to get paid for shutdown work
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/15/essence-involuntary-servitude-federal-unions-sue-trump-administration-get-paid-shutdown-work/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Cabinet Secretary Blasts Federal Union for Using Veterans as Shutdown ‘Pawns’ – Eric Katz
https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/01/cabinet-secretary-blasts-fed-union-using-veterans-shutdown-pawns/154153/

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Facebook Pledges $300 Million to Support Local News – Campbell Brown (DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/facebook-pledges-300-million-to-support-local-news/

January 15 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want America to give foreign countries more money a) to get them to stop sending their citizens into America illegally, b) to get them to stop keeping their citizens in America illegally, and c) to get them to stop sending illegal drugs into America illegally. From what I see, the more money that America gives foreign countries, the more that those countries will use that money a) to dump their problematic and unwanted citizens on America and b) to send illegal drugs into America.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/linda-chavez-donald-trump-wall-immigration-asylum/
— Reining in Chicago’s six-figure salary club – Editorial (DIERSEN: When did you start earning $100,000 a year in today’s dollars (GS-13 Step 3)? I did in 1988 when I was 40 years old. By then, I had worked for GAO for almost 9 years, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, I had become a licensed CPA in 1981, I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/chicago-employee-salary-pay-overtime-cpd-police-joe-ferguson-six-figure/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater uses Steve King to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-met-dahleen-glanton-republican-party-racism-20190114-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage leaders continue to debate timing of merger – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190114/dupage-leaders-continue-to-debate-timing-of-merger
— McSweeney vows to continue push for suburban consolidation plan despite veto – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190114/mcsweeney-vows-to-continue-push-for-suburban-consolidation-plan-despite-veto
— Stop harming people with government shutdown, Chicago-area Democrats say – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190114/stop-harming-people-with-government-shutdown-chicago-area-democrats-say

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pet insurance is the latest perk for companies courting millennials Employers offer a range of new benefits tailored to the worries and lifestyles of younger workers. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: What if a government employer offered this perk?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/john-pletz-technology/pet-insurance-latest-perk-companies-courting-millennials
— Is Chicago finally ready for reform? Let’s start with aldermanic privilege. – Editorial
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/chicago-finally-ready-reform-lets-start-aldermanic-privilege

 

SOUTHERN
— Southern Illinois lawmakers on Pritzker inauguration: ‘We all owe him an open mind’ – GABRIEL NEELY-STREIT
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/southern-illinois-lawmakers-on-pritzker-inauguration-we-all-owe-him/article_0e20c977-7aca-500a-bcf0-0ee19cd9bb82.html

 

WSIL TV
— Southern Illinois lawmakers respond to Pritzker inauguration address – Joe Ragusa
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/39788800/southern-illinois-lawmakers-respond-to-pritzker-inauguration-address

 

WIRE POINTS
— The progressive tax rates Pritzker didn’t address – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://www.wirepoints.com/the-progressive-tax-rates-pritzker-didnt-address/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Outgoing Ives says Illinois is an example of what not to do – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511720063-outgoing-ives-says-illinois-is-an-example-of-what-not-to-do

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pritzker to meet ‘bad faith’ opponents of progressive tax with ‘considerable political will’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pritzker-to-meet-bad-faith-opponents-of-progressive-tax-with/article_e46b324c-1847-11e9-b26e-437ab7b13360.html
— Illinois’ first new Attorney General in 16 years takes aim at Trump policies – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-first-new-attorney-general-in-years-takes-aim-at/article_c93fd844-184f-11e9-aa59-b777ded84007.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The aspiring new moralists – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “new moralists” promote welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/14/editorial-aspiring-new-moralists-want-to-open-the-/

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— New migrant caravan leaves Honduras for journey to US border – Dan Gallo, Edmund DeMarche
https://www.foxnews.com/world/new-migrant-caravan-leaves-honduras-for-journey-to-us-border
— Rep. Andy Biggs: President Trump has only one option left — declare an emergency at the border – Rep. Andy Biggs
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rep-andy-biggs-president-trump-has-only-one-option-left-declare-an-emergency-at-the-border
— Instead of blaming Dems for shutdown, Trump should put focus on their ‘open borders’ ideology: Ben Domenech – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/instead-of-blaming-dems-for-shutdown-trump-should-put-focus-on-their-open-borders-ideology-ben-domenech

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 6,000 unite at Chicago March for Life, dwarfing pro-abortion counter-protest – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/6000-unite-at-chicago-march-for-life-dwarfing-pro-abortion-counter-protest

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Left, the Wall, the Truth – Dennis Prager
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/01/14/the-left-the-wall-the-truth/
— A Bold Plan for a Trump Victory – Conrad Black
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/01/14/a-bold-plan-for-a-trump-victory/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Shutdown: Who Is the Voice of the People? – Christopher Chantrill (DIERSEN: Who talks/acts like they are the “voice” of the voters in your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois? What do you say to such “voices” who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/shutdown_who_is_the_voice_of_the_people.html
— A fence behind the fence? – Daniel G. Jones
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/a_fence_behind_the_fence.html
— Build the invisible wall to complement the physical one – David Barulich
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/build_the_invisible_wall_to_complement_the_physical_one.html
— Illegal immigration and socialist strategy – Jeannie DeAngelis
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/illegal_immigration_and_socialist_strategy_.html
— Manliness vs. Romneyism – Don Sucher
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/manliness_vs_romneyism.html
— Deplorable or unjustly deplored? – Jim Daws (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Who paints you as being deplorable? I should write a book about past/present a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC), b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, e) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition, g) American Association of Political Consultants, h) etc. leaders/members who painted/paint me as being deplorable. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/deplorable_or_unjustly_deplored.html

 

GOPUSA
— Dems Party in Puerto Rico with Lobbyists; Media Silent
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63331
— Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory offers excuses for calling Louis Farrakhan the greatest of all time
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63322
— Mexico gearing up for arrival of new ‘migrant’ caravan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63403
— Aspiring new moralists want to open the borders to a rush of illegal migrants
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63418
— Democrats’ commitment to raising taxes punishes the rich, fails to help the poor
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=63299

 

DAILY CALLER
— BORDER SECURITY EXPERTS EXPLAIN WHY ONLY ONE CABLE NETWORK WANTS TO TALK TO THEM – Mike Brest
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/14/judd-homan-border-wall-cnn-msnbc/

 

CNS NEWS
— Stripped of Committee Assignments, Rep. King Blames ‘Political Decision That Ignores the Truth’ – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/stripped-committee-assignments-rep-king-blames-political-decision-ignores

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— TOP 9 THINGS YOU CAN’T TALK ABOUT FREELY IN AMERICA Joseph Farah recalls days when debate was actually allowed in public
https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/top-9-things-you-cant-talk-about-freely-in-america/

 

BREITBART
— ABC/WaPo Poll: Support for Border Wall Soars Among Swing Voters – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/14/abc-wapo-poll-support-for-border-wall-soars-among-swing-voters/
— Poll: Majority of Voters Agree with Trump, Call Porous Border a ‘Crisis’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/14/poll-majority-of-voters-agree-with-trump-call-porous-border-a-crisis/
— Democrats: Real Border Crisis Is Lack of Taxpayer Aid for Migrants – Neil Munro (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats want to force Republicans to provide “aid for migrants.” How much “aid for migrants” do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois provide? How many “migrants” do they hide in their homes?)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/01/14/democrats-real-border-crisis-is-lack-of-taxpayer-aid-for-migrants/
— Ralph Norman: America Under ‘Attack’ from Illegal Immigration, Migrant Caravans – Sean Moran
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/14/exclusive-ralph-norman-america-under-attack-from-illegal-immigration-migrant-caravans/
— Wisconsin’s Democrat Gov. Pushing Firearm Confiscation Orders – Awr Hawkins
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/14/wisconsins-democrat-gov-pushing-firearm-confiscation-orders/

 

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Identifying the Super-Sanctuaries – Preston Huennekens (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrats who run Chicago make it clear that they want to drive Republicans out of Chicago, and that they especially want to drive Republicans out of Chicago who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://cis.org/Huennekens/Identifying-SuperSanctuaries
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago, Ill. According to Pew, over 425,000 illegal aliens live in the Chicago area. The Office of the Mayor, currently Rahm Emmanuel, operates a website that celebrates Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city. The “Sanctuary City Supportive Resources” website offers advice on how to access city resources and lists a number of participating advocacy groups for immigrants. Additionally, the city created the Chicago KeyCity program to help illegal immigrants assimilate into city life. KeyCity acts as a Chicago-specific identification card. According to the sanctuary city supportive resources website: “KeyCity is an optional, valid, government-issued ID card offered to all Chicago residents that will unlock many of the great things our City has to offer. The CityKey card is a photo identification card available to all Chicago residents which will not convey information about national origin or legal status. For many residents who do not have an identification card, CityKey can serve as an official government issued identification and can be used to access city services. Additionally, your CityKey can be used as a library card for Chicago Public Libraries, as well as a Ventra card. Presenting your CityKey at particular cultural institutions and local businesses can also give you a discount. CityKey is now available for free to all Chicago residents.” Chicago unveiled a program in 2014 that awarded city high school students with scholarships to attend community college for free. Those scholarships extend to illegal-alien students, as well, allowing them the opportunity to study at two-year colleges for free. A USA Today article noted that while illegal-alien students were eligible for the scholarships, other city students, such as those attending charter and parochial schools, were not. Chicago allows non-citizens to vote in school board elections. Chicago aggressively defends its sanctuary laws protecting criminal aliens. Emmanuel has continued to fight the Justice Department over federal funds withheld from Chicago because of their policies. In addition to those policies, Chicago has a number of added benefits in place to help integrate illegal aliens, making it a super-sanctuary.)
— Who Fact-Checks the Fact-Checkers? – Andrew R. Arthur (DIERSEN: What are your qualifications to be a fact checker? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and a CPA in 1979.)
https://cis.org/Arthur/Who-FactChecks-FactCheckers

 

FOX NEWS CHANNEL
— Republicans taking no-mercy approach to even longshot 2020 Democrats – Gregg Re (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you. I should write a book about those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes who viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me. They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republicans-taking-no-mercy-approach-to-even-longshot-2020-democrats

(FROM THE ARTICLE: But some of Gabbard’s most fiery remarks against same-sex marriage in years past, as well as her active campaign to promote “traditional marriage” legislation, have drawn intense scrutiny from the left. In years past, she several times referred to LGBTQ activists as “homosexual extremists,” a view that echoes that of her father, Mike Gabbard, whom a New Yorker profile of the congresswoman described as having long been “Hawaii’s leading opponent of the gay-rights movement, an energetic and often brusque activist who stood ever ready to denounce what he called ‘the radical homosexual agenda.’” “So, she’ll co-sponsor bills supporting LGBTQ rights, but still personally thinks we’re icky,” wrote Parker Malloy, the editor-at-large for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America, on Twitter. “In any case, it’s really weird to see self-described leftists line up to support her instead of more progressive candidates. That’s all.” Gabbard, who has apologized for her previous comments, was a visible force against same-sex marriage, and in 2004 spearheaded a fight in the state against a same-sex union measure. “To try to act as if there is a difference between ‘civil unions’ and same-sex marriage is dishonest, cowardly and extremely disrespectful to the people of Hawaii,” she said at the time. “As Democrats, we should be representing the views of the people, not a small number of homosexual extremists.” Gabbard then also blasted Massachusetts’ passage of same-sex marriage legislation, making it the first in the nation to recognize gay marriage. Speaking on behalf of the Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values, a group headed by her father, she said the Massachusetts marriage law would cause a ripple effect across the country. “It is highly likely that federal judges will soon be tearing apart our U.S. Constitution in order to force same-sex marriage down the throats of the people of Hawaii and America,” Gabbard said. “The only way to protect traditional marriage in Hawaii and throughout our country, the only way to stop activist federal judges from rewriting our constitution, is by the passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment.”)

 

THE HILL
— GOP maps out early 2020 strategy to retake House – LISA HAGEN AND MAX GREENWOOD (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want the Republican Party a) to dump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) to promote welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/425317-gop-maps-out-early-2020-strategy-to-retake-house
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Federal judge rules against census citizenship question – LYDIA WHEELER
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/425379-federal-judge-rules-against-census-citizenship-question
— Hopes fade for bipartisan bills in age of confrontation – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/425329-hopes-fade-for-bipartisan-bills-in-age-of-confrontation

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater uses Steve King to promote hated against Republicans.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rep-steve-king-racist-white-supremacist-history_us_5c3d5eede4b0e0baf5407ba6

 

CNN
— An American president actually had to deny he is a foreign agent (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who talk and act like they are foreign agents for Mexico and for other foreign countries.)
https://www.wtva.com/content/national/504337292.html

 

CBS NEWS
— Another migrant caravan heads for U.S. from Honduras
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/another-migrant-caravan-heads-for-u-s-from-honduras/

 

MSNBC
— Rep. Kinzinger: GOP leaders should ‘absolutely’ censure Rep. King over racially-charged comments
https://www.msnbc.com/kasie-dc/watch/rep-kinzinger-gop-leaders-should-absolutely-censure-rep-king-over-racially-charged-comments-1425160771673

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH FOUR BIG COLOR GRAPHICS: DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-haters, “Illegal Immigration Is Near a 50-Year Low” and “Most drugs are seized at ports of entry, not along the open border” and “Conviction rates are lower for immigrant populations in Texas.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/11/us/politics/trump-border-crisis-reality.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting charities to serve as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/illegal-immigrants-border-shelters-charities.html
— Pentagon Extends Troop Deployment at Mexican Border Through September – Mihir Zaveri
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/troops-border-wall.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An America-hater says “Actually, the Numbers Show That We Need More Immigration, Not Less.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/opinion/trump-immigration-myth.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who say that there is no illegal immigration crisis are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/15/world/political-crisis-trump-mexico.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump and His Team of Morons Nobody left besides those with no reputation to lose.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/opinion/government-shutdown-trump.html
— China Is a Dangerous Rival, and America Should Treat It Like One Enough with the endless talks and handshakes. We need to untie the American economy from China. – Derek Scissors and Daniel Blumenthal
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/opinion/us-china-trade.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republicans Are in Lock Step With Trump on Shutdown” and asks “But for How Long?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/us/politics/republicans-government-shutdown.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump seeks to resurrect a long-dormant phrase: ‘illegal alien’ – Aaron Blake (DIERSEN: Democrats make it very clear that they want to replace each and every Republican in America with an illegal alien.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/14/trump-seeks-resurrect-long-dormant-phrase-illegal-alien/
— No wonder there’s a shutdown: New poll shows how much Republicans and Democrats really disagree on immigration – Kimberly Gross and
John Sides (DIERSEN: Democrats want to flood America with immigrants because beyond overwhelmingly, immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want to flood America with immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2019/01/15/no-wonder-theres-a-shutdown-new-poll-shows-republicans-and-democrats-disagree-profoundly-on-immigration/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Republicans identified immigration as the most important issue for Congress this year. . .2. Republicans are deeply concerned about immigrants entering the country. . .3. Partisan polarization on immigration issues is enormous. . .4. Views of immigration are fairly entrenched.)
— On Martin Luther King’s 90th birthday, a reminder of how far we have come and how far we still have to go – Peniel E. Joseph (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/15/martin-luther-kings-th-birthday-reminder-how-far-we-have-come-how-far-we-still-have-go/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters uses Steve King to promote hated against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-steve-kings-inflammatory-remarks-roil-a-gop-already-struggling-on-race/2019/01/14/a7e1c98c-181d-11e9-b8e6-567190c2fd08_story.html

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— New caravan forming in Honduras to head toward U.S. border – Brian Niemietz
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-caravan-wall-shutdown-trump-20190114-story.html

 

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— The Evidence on Age Discrimination in the Workplace Data shows that many older adults are forced to leave their jobs. (DIERSEN: Do you promote age discrimination? I should write a book about those who take the lead in promoting age discrimination in the a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. They focus on getting rid of older people. They especially focus on getting rid of older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/evidence-based-living/201901/the-evidence-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The take-home message: Ageism in the workforce is real and negatively impacts the health and financial wellbeing of elders. It’s also illegal! The AARP has a list of strategies to use if you feel that you or someone who know has been affected by ageism in the workplace.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pentagon Extends Deployments at Mexican Border to September Military plans to move more engineers, fliers months after initial response to caravan immigrants – Nancy A. Youssef
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pentagon-extends-deployments-at-mexican-border-to-september-11547528929
— FRONT PAGE: P&G Challenges Men to Shave Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ in Gillette Ad Spot pegged to #MeToo asks ‘Is this the best a man can get?’ – Alexandra Bruell (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hate muscle cars (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_car) and hate their owners. I own a 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, and a 1972 Chevy Corvette. I have owned a 1958 Chevy Bel Air, 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, 1968 Olds 442, 1969 Dodge Charger SE, 1962 Chevy Bel Air, 1974 Dodge Dart, 1978 Chevy Chevette, 1978 Olds Delta 88 Royale, 1962 Chevy Impala SS, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, 1993 Ford Thunderbird, and a 1997 Chevy Cavalier.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/p-g-challenges-men-to-shave-their-toxic-masculinity-in-gillette-ad-11547467200

— Job Switchers Wring Career Wins From Tight Labor Market Booming economy leads many workers to parlay new positions into higher pay and more responsibility – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: Have you switched jobs? GAO audits IRS. Since 1980, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used my suffering a $19,203/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old to hint/imply/argue/shout a) that IRS had grossly overpaid me, b) that what I had learned working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880/year, was worthless, c) that what I had learned passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, almost completing the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 was worthless, and d) that I made a “career change” even though much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do including interviewing, gathering facts, summarizing facts, analyzing facts, writing reports, and making recommendations. GAO would not have required me to suffer a pay cut to transfer if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/job-switchers-wring-career-wins-from-tight-labor-market-11547204400
— How to Navigate Yet Another Office Shakeup – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, because of Republican-led budget cuts, GAO was in a constant state of shakeup. The Democrats who ran GAO used those budget cuts to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/another-office-shakeup-beware-reorg-fatigue-11547479540

 

FORBES
— Chicago Pensions: Is There Hope For Reform? – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2019/01/14/chicago-pensions-is-there-hope-for-reform/#6f446ad6186a

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater uses Steve King to promote hated against Republicans.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/steve-king-finally-faces-rebuke-for-years-of-racist-comments.html
— We Don’t Need More Moral Elites. We Need Less Powerful Ones. – Eric Levitz (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “moral elites” promote welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/davos-david-brooks-the-rich-have-become-too-powerful.html

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, those who hate America argue against The Wall. Ever-increasing, countries that want to dump their problematic and unwanted citizens on America argue against The Wall.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/15/trump-mexio-border-wall-dangerous-illusion
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/15/trump-mexico-border-wall-status-migrants
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/15/us-mexico-border-trump-wall-dispatch

January 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— JB Pritzker sworn in as 43rd governor of Illinois – Liz Nagy and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/jb-pritzker-sworn-in-as-governor-of-illinois/5073667/

 

NBC5
— Pritzker Sworn in as 43rd Governor of Illinois “Everything is not broken,” Pritzker said in his inaugural address, highlighting his agenda and promising a bright future
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/illinois-jb-pritzker-inauguration-504311121.html
— Read JB Pritzker’s Full Inauguration Speech
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jb-pritzker-inauguration-speech-504327601.html

 

CBS2
— JB Pritzker Takes Oath As Governor, Vows ‘Democrats And Republicans Will Work Together’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/14/jb-pritzker-takes-oath-as-governor-vows-democrats-and-republicans-will-work-together/

— JB Pritzker Faces ‘Pretty Large Hole’ In State Budget As He Prepares To Take Reins As Governor – Derrick Blakley,
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/14/jb-pritzker-inauguration-springfield-illinois-governor/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump: ‘I will never, ever back down,’ rejects proposal to re-open government – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-i-will-never-ever-back-down-rejects-proposal-to-re-open-government

 

WGN TV
— Illinois Democrats calling for end to government shutdown – ERIK RUNGE
https://wgntv.com/2019/01/14/illinois-democrats-calling-for-end-to-government-shutdown/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker takes oath as state’s 43rd governor: ‘Everything is not broken’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/j-b-pritzker-oath-illinois-governor-inauguration-day/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s flailing will get more desperate — and more dangerous.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/jesse-jackson-donald-trump-shutdown-wall-syria-staff-departures/
— TSA no-shows during shutdown lead to long lines at airport checkpoints – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/long-lines-airport-tsa-government-shutdown/
— How taxpayers got stuck with paying for Jesse White’s broken pledge – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/jesse-white-foundation-chicago-park-district-tif-reform/
— Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage change in Illinois, 12 other states – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/judge-blocks-trump-birth-control-coverage-change-in-illinois-12-other-states/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— J.B. Pritzker inaugurated as Illinois’ 43rd governor, replaces Bruce Rauner and cements Democrats’ control of state government – Mike Riopell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-illinois-governor-inauguration-20190111-story.html
— Rep. Bobby Rush pushes censure for Rep. Steve King over white supremacy remarks – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rep-bobby-rush-steve-king-censure-20190114-story.html
— Trump and Democrats: Stop embarrassing yourselves. Cut a wall-for-Dreamers deal. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-shutdown-trump-pelosi-durbin-tsa-mcconnell-daca-dreamer-20190114-story.html
— Pritzker’s pledge on economic growth ought to unify Democrats, Republicans – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-inauguration-illinois-democrats-republicans-texas-governor-20190114-story.html
— The path to the tollway is opening now – Charles Selle
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-toll-board-st-0115-story.html


— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-opioid-marijuana-program-20190103-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker mentions Barrington neighborhood’s pride flags in inaugural address – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190114/pritzker-mentions-barrington-neighborhoods-pride-flags-in-inaugural-address

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. Pritzker gives Democrats near-record power in Illinois – AP
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190114/gov-pritzker-gives-democrats-near-record-power-in-illinois

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— No shutdown end in sight; Trump says ‘never ever back down’ – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/no-shutdown-end-in-sight-trump-says-never-ever-back-down

— Political expert on the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana
https://foxillinois.com/features/studio-guests/political-expert-on-the-impact-of-legalizing-recreational-marijuana

 

DUPAGE COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— Gianno Caldwell to keynote DuPage Lincoln Day Dinner February 22
https://mailchi.mp/dupagegop/lincoln-day-dinner-with-lahood?e=a628291559

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Babette Holder says departing Rep. Jeanne Ives broke the mold – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511720089-holder-says-departing-rep-jeanne-ives-broke-the-mold

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Kessem: I would have wasted my time in Springfield if I’d won – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511720056-kessam-i-would-have-wasted-my-time-in-springfield-if-i-d-won

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ives says GOP should not be listening to Rauner – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511720463-ives-says-gop-should-not-be-listening-to-rauner

 

KANE COUNTY REPORTER
— Former Rep. Andersson, a Republican, had close ties to Speaker Madigan – Glenn Minnis
https://kanecountyreporter.com/stories/511720513-former-rep-andersson-a-republican-had-close-ties-to-speaker-madigan

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Rauner makes another plea for reform as Democrats take over Illinois – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/rauner-makes-a-another-plea-for-reform-as-democrats-take/article_49d80218-1744-11e9-9aae-cfe3c38407a3.html
— Republicans make plans to unseat newly elected Rep. Underwood in 2020 – Scot Bertram
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/republicans-plan-to-unseat-underwood-days-after-she-s-sworn/article_da1a1590-15f1-11e9-a57e-ff0b022e5316.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER’S “AGE OF AQUARIUS” DESCENDS ON ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/pritzkers-age-of-aquarius-descends-on-illinois-.html
— J.B. PRITZKER SWORN IN AS ILLINOIS’ 43RD GOVERNOR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/jb-pritzker-sworn-in-as-illinois-43rd-governor-.html
— THE BAD ECONOMICS OF SOAKING THE RICH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/the-bad-economics-of-soaking-the-rich.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S SELF-IMPOSED DEATH KNELL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/thorneroneil-mainstream-medias-self-imposed-death-knell.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP reacts to Pritzker’s inaugural address
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/14/ilgop-reacts-to-pritzkers-inaugural-address/

 

GOPUSA
— Canada seeks to add 1M immigrants by 2021
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=62406

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Compelled to work without pay, federal employees sue Trump, accusing him of violating 13th Amendment – Meagan Flynn
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/14/compelled-work-without-pay-federal-employees-sue-trump-violating-th-amendment/

 

NEWSWEEK
— THE SHUTDOWN CRISIS IS FAR WORSE THAN EITHER PARTY REALIZES – JONATHAN GRANOFF
https://www.newsweek.com/shutdown-crisis-worse-either-party-realizes-american-values-global-1287523

 

INFOSURHOY
— Ex-lawmakers ‘scrambling and searching’ for lobbying gigs – Denis Bedoya
http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/news/ex-lawmakers-scrambling-and-searching-for-lobbying-gigs/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) is also looking for work on K Street, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. Roskam told POLITICO that so far, his only gig is a fellowship at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, where he’ll lead a series of seminars — including one on lobbying.)

January 14 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Thousands join ‘March for Life’ to call for abortion restrictions, organizers say – DANA REBIK
https://wgntv.com/2019/01/13/thousands-join-march-for-life-to-call-for-abortion-restrictions/
— J.B. Pritzker set to take over as governor of Illinois – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/01/13/j-b-pritzker-set-to-take-over-as-governor-of-illinois/

 

ABC7
— Thousands gather in Chicago for March for Life event against abortion – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/thousands-gather-in-chicago-for-march-for-life-event/5071520/
— Judge blocks Trump administration birth control coverage rules in 13 states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/judge-blocks-trump-administration-birth-control-coverage-rules-in-13-states/5071202/
— JB Pritzker to be sworn in as Illinois governor on Monday – Craig Wall and Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/jb-pritzker-to-be-sworn-in-as-illinois-governor-on-monday/5071084/

 

WBBM780
— Pro-Life Advocates Rally Downtown
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/news/pro-life-advocates-rally-downtown

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Graham urges Trump to reopen government, but declare national emergency if border deal remains elusive – Felicia Sonmez and Cat Zakrzewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-border-wall-government-shutdown-20190113-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote women in Congress.
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20190114/281895889404137
— ‘Dry January’ can be a healthy resolution, but don’t expect dramatic results – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) drink lots of booze, b) want to drink lots of booze, c) did drink lots of booze, d) make money selling booze, e) want to make money selling booze, and/or f) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of booze.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-dry-january-chicago-not-drinking-healthy-20190108-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-met-dahleen-glanton-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-democrats-20190111-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Midwest groups fill the Loop at annual March for Life – Maudlyne Ihejirika
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/thousands-fill-the-loop-at-annual-march-for-life/
— A split black vote could undo Preckwinkle’s front-runner status – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/laura-washington-chicago-mayoral-election-petition-toni-preckwinkle/

 

DAILY HERALD
— U.S. Rep. Casten: Thousands affected locally by government shutdown – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: Includes 3:37-minute video.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190113/us-rep-casten-thousands-affected-locally-by-government-shutdown
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thousands of federal workers and constituents in the 6th Congressional District are being directly burdened by the partial federal government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Sean Casten said, and there’s no immediate end in sight. Addressing a standing-room-only crowd Sunday at the Wheaton VFW Post 2164, Casten said ending the standoff has been top priority for the 116th Congress since taking office more than a week ago. He focused on legislative procedure and services affected by the shutdown, rather than President Donald Trump’s demand for a wall along the southwestern border.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE: After predecessor tried to evict it, new DuPage sheriff moves to expand jail rehab program  Mendrick not cutting but helping expand jail rehabilitation program – Justin Kmitch
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190114/after-predecessor-tried-to-evict-it-new-dupage-sheriff-moves-to-expand-jail-rehab-program
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes women’s marches? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190114/how-the-womens-march-left-a-lasting-impact-on-these-suburban-activists-
— Once sidelined, women and minorities are returning to the workforce – Andrew Van Dam (DIERSEN: According to my critics/.opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were BAD jobs. Because all the jobs that I had were BAD jobs, my superiors had an extremely hard time hiring and retaining women and minorities. Qualified women and minorities could always get better jobs working for other employers. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190113/once-sidelined-women-and-minorities-are-returning-to-the-workforce

 

NORTHERN STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats are counting on women to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://northernstar.info/opinion/history-made-by-number-of-women-sworn-into-congress/article_419e660a-177b-11e9-9b88-dbd60a4ecdec.html

 

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Former Illinois lawmakers, politicos form data analysis, voter engagement center – Kerry Lester
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/press-release-former-illinois-lawmakers-politicos-form-data-analysis-voter-engagement-center
— Breaking barriers after Byrne: Diverse field of female candidates dominate Chicago mayoral race The top female candidates for Mayor of Chicago—all of whom, for the first time, are women of color—have amassed their war chests in markedly different ways – Kerry Lester
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/femalefundraising

 

WIREPOINTS
— Pritzker Is Personally Subsidizing The Wrong Salaries – Quicktake
https://www.wirepoints.com/pritzker-is-personally-subsidizing-the-wrong-salaries-quicktake/

 

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— With nothing left to lose, Ford Heights property taxpayers revolt
https://southcooknews.com/stories/511720665-with-nothing-left-to-lose-ford-heights-property-taxpayers-revolt
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Chicagoland’s poorest suburb, just three miles from the Indiana border, property owners have discovered the most effective strategy yet for avoiding Illinois’ highest-in-the-nation property taxes. Stop paying. Facing astronomical bills on real estate that’s now worthless at best, Ford Heights home and business owners have literally nothing to lose by ignoring them. Nearly 1,000 Ford Heights property tax bills totaling $2.3 million weren’t paid last year, according to an analysis of Cook County Treasurer records by South Cook News. That’s in a village of just 2,763 people, 987 households and 729 residential properties. More perspective: the village’s total 2017 budget was $1.8 million. The 996 Ford Heights properties with delinquent taxes will be up for public auction in May; willing buyers can take them off the owners’ hands by making good with Cook County on what’s in arrears. That none will both explains the strategy’s genius, and the tragedy it reveals. In Ford Heights, real estate equity has ceased to exist. The concept of “homeownership” has been explicitly, violently eviscerated in this community. And it’s hardly the only one. Effective Tax Rate: 48% The 20 most expensive properties in Ford Heights in 2017 amounted to $6.6 million in alleged, collective property value and $1.07 million in property taxes due, according to Cook County. An analysis by South Cook News found that 13 of those 20 bills have not been paid, totaling $737,630 of the $1.07 million. The non-payers have their reasons.)

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
– The “Trans”-Identifying Pritzker Issues Ultimatum to GOP – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/01/the-trans-identifying-pritzker-issues-ultimatum-to-gop/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why Democrats Oppose The Wall: Trump Will Actually Build It – Peggy Ryan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/why_democrats_oppose_the_wall_trump_will_actually_build_it.html
— Just in time for Democrats arguing walls don’t work: New caravan readies to roll in – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/just_in_time_for_democrats_arguing_walls_dont_work_new_caravan_readies_to_roll_in.html
— Democrats undermine the special-ness of becoming an American – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/democrats_undermine_the_specialness_of_becoming_an_american.html
— Is Anti-Trump Hysteria America’s Most Ridiculous Moment? – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/is_antitrump_hysteria_americas_most_ridiculous_moment.html
— Free Speech Is Dead in Canada: The Persecution of Christian Activist Bill Whatcott – Amy Contrada (DIERSEN: In your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, which “Republicans” worked/work the hardest to abolish the First Amendment? I should write a book about “Republicans” in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who worked/work the hardest to abolish the First Amendment. They focused/focus on a) stopping me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out and b) stopping everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They talked/talk and/or acted/act like they are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/free_speech_is_dead_in_canada_the_persecution_of_christian_activist_bill_whatcott.html

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Do the Math: Trump’s Wall Is $25 Billion, Illegals Cost $165 Billion – Spencer P. Morrison
https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/13/do-the-math-trumps-wall-is-25-billion-illegals-cost-165-billion/

 

TOWNHALL
— Congress Shouldn’t End Shutdown Until They Shut Down the Border – Arthur Schaper
https://townhall.com/columnists/arthurschaper/2019/01/14/congress-shouldnt-end-shutdown-until-they-shut-down-the-border-n2538993
— Walls Work and Belong in any Comprehensive Immigration Policy – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2019/01/14/walls-work-and-belong-in-any-comprehensive-immigration-policy-n2538845
— Why Democrats Allow Illegal Aliens to Enter America – Kevin McCullough
https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2019/01/13/why-democrats-allow-illegal-aliens-to-enter-america-n2538979
— Here’s Why Ocasio-Cortez Just Picked a Fight With CBS News – Cortney O’Brien
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/01/13/heres-why-ocasiocortez-just-picked-a-fight-with-cbs-news-n2538975

 

BREITBART
— Gov. Jan Brewer: ‘Our Country Is Going to Collapse’ Without Border Wall – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/13/exclusive-gov-jan-brewer-our-country-going-collapse-without-border-wall/
— Democrat Presidential Contender Tulsi Gabbard Under Fire for Past Traditional Marriage Support – Joel B. Pollak
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/13/democrat-presidential-contender-tulsi-gabbard-under-fire-for-past-traditional-marriage-support/
— OUTSTANDING: Wyoming Republicans Push to Eliminate Gun-Free Zones in Public Places – Awr Hawkins
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/13/wyoming-republicans-push-eliminate-gun-free-zones-public-places/

 

DAILY CALLER
— SCHUMER AND PELOSI SHOULD TRY TREATING TRUMP AS THEY DID OBAMA – Cora Mandy
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/13/schumer-pelosi/
— SEN. TIM KAINE DOESN’T WANT TO ‘WASTE TAXPAYER MONEY’ ON BORDER WALL ‘VANITY PROJECT THAT’S INEFFECTIVE’ – David Krayden (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor is a vanity project that is ineffective and b) the only thing that is effective is what they do. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would highlight past/present Milton Township Republican Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, and Illinois Center Right Coalition members who worked/work harder against me than against any Democrat. They say that I send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails “to feed my ego.”)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/13/dem-senator-calls-wall-vanity-project-ineffective/
— PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SHUTDOWN DIFFERS GREATLY FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA’S: HERE ARE A FEW WAYS HOW – Molly Prince
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/13/russell-vought-omb-shutdown-trump/

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump Has a Strong Legal Argument That He Can Declare National Emergency at Border – John G. Malcolm
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/13/trump-has-a-strong-legal-argument-that-he-can-declare-national-emergency-at-border/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Assault on America, Day 12: Since when is David Hogg qualified to assess national emergencies? – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/29474-assault-america-day-12-when-david-hogg-qualified-assess-national-emergencies

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— IMMORAL DEMOCRAT WOMEN MISLEADING THE YOUNG Jesse Lee Peterson blasts new crop of leftist radicals in government
https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/immoral-democrat-women-misleading-the-young/

 

HOT AIR
— Trump Is Right: Walls Work On The Southern Border – FORD O’CONNELL
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/01/trump-right-walls-work-southern-border/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump on Border Crisis: Other Presidents Have Called National Emergencies For Less Than This – Tim Hains
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/01/13/trump_on_border_crisis_other_presidents_have_called_national_emergencies_for_less_than_this.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— A crisis when it suits them – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/13/democrats-are-in-denial-about-the-border-crisis/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Border security is a fight we must not lose – Rep. Ralph Norman
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/rep-ralph-norman-border-security-is-a-fight-we-must-not-lose

 

FOX NEWS
— Steve King will face disciplinary ‘action’ for white supremacy comments, GOP leader McCarthy says – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/steve-king-will-face-disciplinary-action-for-white-supremacy-comments-gop-leader-mccarthy-says
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House minority leader then took a shot at Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who refused to condemn Michigan freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib for making what Republicans charged was an anti-Semitic slur. Tlaib, who accused some Republicans of having a “dual loyalty” to Israel, had called Trump a “motherf–er” just days earlier — also without drawing condemnation from Pelosi. GOP leaders have also criticized Democrats for continuing to back former Minnesota Democratic Rep. and Democratic National Committee (DNC) deputy chair Keith Ellison, who became the state’s Attorney General earlier this year despite being accused of domestic violence. Ellison said his ex-girlfriend fabricated the accusations, even as Democrats argued that now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers should be believed.)

 

FOX BUSINESS
— Ocasio-Cortez takes us back to big-spending, big-taxing Democratic Party – Joe Lieberman
http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-takes-us-back-to-big-spending-big-taxing-democratic-party-joe-lieberman

 

PJ MEDIA
— De Blasio Says the ‘Wrong People’ Have All the Money – RICK MORAN (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, and/or a poor veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/de-blasio-says-the-wrong-people-have-all-the-money/

 

THE HILL
— Obama ‘new blood’ remark has different meaning for Biden – AMIE PARNES (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted age discrimination big time a) to get rid of those who are older than they are and b) to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who are the biggest age discriminators.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/424987-obama-new-blood-remark-has-different-meaning-for-biden
— Kaine on Trump border wall: Democrats don’t want to ‘waste taxpayer money on a vanity project that’s ineffective’ – MICHAEL BURKE (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, a) what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor is a vanity project that is ineffective and b) the only thing that is effective is what they do. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would highlight past/present Milton Township Republican Committee, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois members, and Illinois Center Right Coalition members who worked/work harder against me than against any Democrat. They say that I send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails “to feed my ego.”)
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/425097-kaine-on-border-wall-democrats-dont-want-to-waste-taxpayer-money

 

POLITICO
— Exasperated Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez The effort is part carrot, part stick. But it’s far from clear the anti-establishment political novice can be made to play ball. – RACHAEL BADE and HEATHER CAYGLE (DIERSEN: The Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party use sticks, not carrots.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/11/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-democrats-establisment-1093728
— Forget Mexico: Democrats turn focus to porous Canadian border While the White House is asking for more money and manpower at the southern border, staffing at the U.S.-Canada boundary is floundering. – LAUREN GARDNER
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/11/congress-canada-mexico-border-security-terrorism-1071243

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters say “Most Americans blame Trump for shutdown.”
https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/US/start-here-americans-blame-trump-shutdown-canada-takes-saudi/story?id=60348307

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not – Shane Goldmacher
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/nyregion/ocasio-cortez-democrats-congress.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “What’s the Best Way to Dump Trump?” and says “Impeachment is tempting. But there’s a stronger case for waiting for the 2020 election.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/opinion/trump-impeachment-2020-election.html
— Chilling Notion for 2020: Disinformation Will Be Homegrown – Jim Rutenberg (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is disinformation except for what they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/business/media/democrats-disinformation-election-interference.html
— A New Migrant Caravan Forms, and Old Battle Lines Harden – Jeff Ernst, Elisabeth Malkin and Paulina Villegas
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/world/americas/migrant-caravan-honduras.html
— Overlooked No More: Laura de Force Gordon, Suffragist, Journalist and Lawyer Gordon was speaking from experience when, in 1893, she described in a speech how “society has sneered at learned women.” She spent decades trying to change that. – Jillian Rayfield (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America? For me, the answer is 1844. According to the Democrats, if you are a White male Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you benefitted from your ancestors’ discrimination against women and against minorities and the more that you should pay the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/obituaries/laura-de-force-gordon-overlooked.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The ill-fated symbolism of Trump’s wall.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/01/14/ill-fated-symbolism-trumps-wall/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Joe Lieberman takes another dig at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – Brian Niemietz
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-joe-lieberman-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-20190113-story.html

 

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “National emergency declaration would be a misguided and destructive overreach.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/01/13/national-emergency-declaration-destructive-overreach-editorials-debates/2566066002/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/01/10/chefs-cannabis-food-drinks-2019-s-hottest-dining-trend/2520890002/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Fault Lines’ Review: How Did We Get Here? There is plenty of evidence that Americans have become increasingly divided and embittered in recent years. It is harder to say why. Barton Swaim reviews “Fault Lines” by Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of Group A promote hatred against members of Group B. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fault-lines-review-how-did-we-get-here-11547411882
— Two Tacos and a B.A., Please When the economy is good, even fast-food joints pay for college. – Editorial (DIERSEN: None of the employers that I worked for 1964-1997 reimbursed my educational expenses, except for token amounts that GAO reimbursed 1992-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-tacos-and-a-b-a-please-11547411773
— Women Don’t Belong in Combat Units The military is watering down fitness standards because most female recruits can’t meet them. – Heather Mac Donald (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, to hire, to retain, and to promote more young Democrat minorities and more young Democrat females, the federal government has dramatically watered down its hiring, retention, and promotion standards.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/women-dont-belong-in-combat-units-11547411638
— As Demand for Small Cars Weakens, More Auto Makers Drop Them From U.S. Lineups Lower gasoline prices and better-quality used vehicles drive changes; fewer choices under $20,000 – Chester Dawson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-demand-for-small-cars-weakens-more-auto-makers-drop-them-from-u-s-lineups-11547391601
— Money ‘in the Wrong Hands’ Let’s compare who does more public social good with their money. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What “social good” to you promote with your time and money? I use my time and money to promote the Republican Party platform, Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform, and the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) resolution against video gambling. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the IRP platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the MTRCC resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/money-in-the-wrong-hands-11547411831

 

FORBES
— How The Shutdown Is A Win For Trump’s Authoritarian Agenda – Steve Denning
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2019/01/13/how-the-shutdown-is-a-win-for-trumps-authoritarian-agenda/#74f21b37250f

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Congress passes guarantee to pay feds after shutdown – Jessie Bur
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/pay-benefits/2019/01/11/congress-passes-federal-pay-guarantee-after-shutdown/

 

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A White-hater says “The President’s Pursuit of White Power.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/trump-embraces-white-supremacy/579745/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Refuses to Soothe a Wounded Nation.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/01/donald-trump-doesnt-console-the-nation/579799/

 

MEDIATE
— 2020 Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Once Worked For Anti-LGBT Group, Railed Against ‘Homosexual Extremists’ – Tamar Auber
https://www.mediaite.com/politics/2020-candidate-tulsi-gabbard-once-worked-for-anti-gay-group-railed-against-homosexual-extremists/

 

SOCIALIST WORKER
— Protesters across the US defy Trump’s federal shutdown blackmail – Alistair Farrow
https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/47727/Protesters+across+the+US+defy+Trumps+federal+shutdown+blackmail

January 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— J.B. Pritzker Discusses His Agenda Ahead of Inauguration Day – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jb-pritzker-interview-governor-inauguration-504295631.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Graham: Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-border-wall-government-shutdown/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-democrats-gop-shutdown-blame-20190113-story.html
— Driver was high, had no driver’s license during fatal Lower Wacker Drive wreck, police say – Rosemary Sobol
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-wacker-cfrash-charges-20190112-story.html
— Hart Selected to Lead DuPage Opioid Taskforce – Patrick McKay
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/community/chi-ugc-article-hart-selected-to-lead-dupage-opioid-taskforce-2019-01-12-story.html
— Pritzker meets with Aurora seniors, calls bingo – Linda Girardi
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-pritzker-st-0114-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Governor-elect visits suburbs during statewide day of service
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190112/governor-elect-visits-suburbs-during-statewide-day-of-service
— Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190113/news/301139947/
— House GOP leader to meet with King over race remarks – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190113/news/301139931/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pot, minimum wage, child care: What are Pritzker’s first priorities? The new governor lays out some of his agenda: He suggests a capital bill will be linked to his first budget and he won’t commit to a Chicago casino. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Each and every candidate, elected official, and party leader in Illinois should be asked: “If pot is legalized for recreational use in Illinois, will you use it and why or why not?”)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pot-minimum-wage-child-care-what-are-pritzkers-first-priorities

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Here’s what to expect at Pritzker’s inauguration ceremony on Monday
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/day-one-here-s-what-to-expect-at-pritzker-s/article_53bd638c-6920-53b5-9883-56ef7806ccab.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner administration reduces Rutan-exempt positions – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes promote patronage and reject the decision in Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_v._Republican_Party_of_Illinois and http://www.nytimes.com/1996/03/13/us/seeking-return-to-ways-of-patronage-in-politics.html). My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors treated me like I was part of a plot to stop them from hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females. They knew that my wife had helped elect Jim Thompson. They were fully aware of the arguments that Thompson, Jim Edgar, and Lee Daniels made in Rutan that government employers should be allowed to engage in political affiliation discrimination.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190113/rauner-administration-reduces-rutan-exempt-positions

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hundreds of state jobs that once were exempt from Rutan anti-patronage protections have been reclassified to remove them from political influence during the four years of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration. In an interview with The State Journal-Register, Joe Hartzler of Chatham, who was special counsel to Rauner, said that most of his time with the administration was spent on eliminating patronage positions. “The thing that I spent most of my time on, you can call it employment reform or hiring reform to reduce the number of patronage-eligible positions,” Hartzler said. “It is a radical change.” Hartzler said that “we knocked out like 2,500 patronage positions.” “More importantly, we drew a very bright line between people who could be appointed with political considerations versus those people who are, let’s just call them protected employees,” he said. “No administration can any longer hire its political people and saddle the next administration with them.” The U.S. Supreme Court’s 1990 Rutan decision essentially said that patronage or political affiliations should not play a role in most hiring, firing and other personnel decisions in government jobs. There are exemptions, however, for some policy-making positions and other key jobs where political considerations could play a role in who was hired or fired. At one point, several thousand state jobs were considered Rutan-exempt and subject to patronage considerations. Hartzler said the number is now below 1,500.)
— J.B. Pritzker seeks stability and growth for Illinois – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190113/jb-pritzker-seeks-stability-and-growth-for-illinois

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— If state isn’t growing, is it shrinking? – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-01-13/jim-dey-if-state-isnt-growing-it-shrinking.html
— Pritzker starting off on right foot – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019-01-13/editorial-pritzker-starting-right-foot.html

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— J.B. Pritzker discusses gambling, marijuana, capital bill before inauguration – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/latest-news/article224486195.html
— Pritzker: ‘I want to create jobs in downstate Illinois and I’m going to do that’ – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article224484310.html

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Pritzker faces big challenges – Editorial
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/editorial-pritzker-faces-big-challenges/article_ab51100e-0dae-5960-9144-1754a1437c3f.html

 

ROCHELLE NEWS LEADER
— Washington politics starting to mirror Illinois antics – Scott Reeder
https://rochellenews-leader.com/article/opinion-washington-politics-starting-to-mirror-illinois-antics

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Fresh Debate in Springfield About Conflicts of Interest – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=277675#.XDvYRVxKiM8

 

RIVER CITY READER
— Pritzker Inspiring Optimism and Excitement … on Both Sides – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, only those who are members of the following groups are optimistic and excited: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/pritzker-inspiring-optimism-both-sides

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Oh sure, Pritzker, Madigan and Democrats will fix Illinois – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2019/01/oh-sure-pritzker-madigan-and-democrats-will-fix-illinois/

 

CHICAGO HEIGHTS PATCH
— Here’s How Illinois Ranks For Raising A Family   Raising a family is hard no matter where you live, but some states are better for it than others. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/chicagoheights/s/glds5/here-s-how-illinois-ranks-for-raising-a-family

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— University of Chicago Student Newspaper Reveals School President Voted Republican – P.J. Gladnick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2019/01/13/university-chicago-student-newspaper-reveals-school-president-voted

 

DAILY CALLER
— TRUMP PREDICTS DACA WILL BRING HISPANIC VOTERS ‘OVER TO THE REPUBLICAN SIDE’ AMID SHUTDOWN STALEMATE – Evie Fordham (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at Hispanics that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Hispanics have had, are having, and will have.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/13/trump-daca-wall-deal/

 

BREITBART
— Durbin: Shutdown Will End When Trump ‘Realizes He’s Lost the Senate Republicans’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/13/durbin-shutdown-will-end-when-trump-realizes-hes-lost-the-senate-republicans/
— Illinois Refuses Permit for Concert to Be Hosted By R. Kelly
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/01/13/illinois-refuses-permit-for-concert-to-be-hosted-by-r-kelly/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Congressional Democrats are wobbling most on the wall – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/01/congressional_democrats_are_wobbling_most_on_the_wall.html

 

EPOCH TIMES
— Number of People Who Support Border Wall Reaches All Time High – BOWEN XIAO
https://www.theepochtimes.com/number-of-people-who-support-border-wall-reaches-all-time-high-poll_2765145.html

 

AOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Americans blame Trump for the government shutdown over a border ‘crisis’ that they don’t see.”
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/01/13/americans-blame-trump-for-the-government-shutdown-over-a-border-crisis-that-they-dont-see-according-to-polls/23641370/

 

ABC NEWS
— Durbin to Trump: ‘Put an end to this shutdown and put everything on the table’ Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said Democrats won’t take blame for the shutdown. – Kris Schneider
https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-container/Politics/durbin-trump-put-end-shutdown-put-table/story?id=60331812

 

NBC NEWS
— Federal worker forced to ration insulin because of government shutdown “I can’t afford to go to the ER. I can’t afford anything. I just went to bed and hoped I’d wake up,” Mallory Lorge said about her blood sugar going high. – Phil McCausland and Suzanne Ciechalski
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-worker-forced-ration-insulin-because-government-shutdown-n958066

 

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans blame Trump for government shutdown.”
https://nypost.com/2019/01/13/majority-of-americans-blame-trump-for-government-shutdown/

 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump, congressional Republicans deserve most blame for historic government shutdown.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-trump-republicans-blame-shutdown-20190113-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— New Test for Law Schools: Do Enough Graduates Pass the Bar? California said that 40.7% of test takers passed the most recent bar exam, the fifth straight year where more failed than passed – Sara Randazzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-test-for-law-schools-do-enough-graduates-pass-the-bar-11547391600

 

STARS AND STRIPES
— Sen. Graham says Trump isn’t giving in on southern border wall – AP
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/sen-graham-says-trump-isn-t-giving-in-on-southern-border-wall-1.564291

January 13 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— CALL FOR ARTICLES: GOPUSA ILLINOIS calls for articles written by Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders and elected officials that promote Trump’s policies and accomplishments and that promote planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform, including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: What articles should Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders write and bring to everyone’s attention? ANSWER: Republican party leaders in Illinois, including the IRP National Committeewoman and Committeeman, the IRP officers, the IRP State Central Committee members, the IRP county party officers, and the IRP township/ward party officers should write articles and bring them to everyone’s attention that promote Trump’s policies and accomplishments and that promote planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform, including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— QUESTION: What articles should Illinois Republican Party (IRP) elected officials write and bring to everyone’s attention? ANSWER: IRP elected officials in Illinois, including Republican congressmen, state senators, state representatives, county officials, township/ward officials, and municipal officials should write articles and bring them to everyone’s attention that promote Trump’s policies and accomplishments and that promote planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform, including their traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker says ‘Democrats stand together’ as party takes total power in Illinois, and all the problems – Mike Riopell (DIERSEN: Will Pritzker succeed in getting the Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Illinois once and for all that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-illinois-governor-20190109-story.html
— In shutdown, rank-and-file workers have most to lose, says longtime federal employee from Munster – Meredith Colias-Pete
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-government-shutdown-nwi-worker-st-20190109-story.html
— Algorithm vs. appraiser: Estimating a home’s value can be complicated. Here’s what sellers should know. – Joanne Cleaver
https://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-re-property-valuation-0113-story.html
— Who has more compassion, Republicans or Democrats? – Meri T. Long (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) paint themselves as being extremely compassionate and b) paint me and anyone who might support me as being uncompassionate, a White supremacist, a Nazi, a KKK member, a hater, a racist, a sexist, a bigot, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-compassion-democrats-republicans-who-has-more-0113-story.html
— Mall of India development could open by July at former Naperville Walmart on Route 59 – Erin Hegarty (DIERSEN: What if there was a mall of a) your motherland, b) Trump supporters, c) Protestants, d) conservatives, e) patriotic people, f) Republicans, g) Americans, h) Whites, i) males, j) older people, k) rich people, l) gun owners, m) German Americans, n) draft avoiders, and/or o) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-mall-of-india-route-59-st-0113-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity in Naperville.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-decent-column-st-0113-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN THE NAPERVILLE SUN WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE OF UNDERWOOD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who voted for Underwood? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-underwood-neuqua-ceremonial-swearing-in-st-0113-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: City Haul: $100K club grows; more city employees got paid more than Rahm Emanuel – Mitchell Armentrout and Tanveer Ali (DIERSEN: When did you start earning $100,000 a year in today’s dollars (GS-13 Step 3)? I did in 1988 when I was 40 years old. By then, I had worked for GAO for almost 9 years, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, I had become a licensed CPA in 1981, I had passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, I had earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-city-employees-salaries-database-rahm-emanuel-overtime/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who voted for Pritzker? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and those who want more welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190112/editorial-the-dawn-of-gov-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who voted for Underwood? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and those who want more welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190112/unbought-unbossed-x2014-underwood-echoes-legendary-chisholm-advocates-bipartisanship–

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— A new day for Illinois has arrived – J.B. Pritzker (DIERSEN: Members of Group A voted for Pritzker and now they are counting on him to get rid of members of Group B ASAP. Members of Group A are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and members of Group B are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190112/jb-pritzker-new-day-for-illinois-has-arrived
— Davis votes for funding on agency-by-agency basis – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190112/bernard-schoenburg-davis-votes-for-funding-on-agency-by-agency-basis

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Super-wealthy office seekers appears to be growing trend – Ben Zigterman
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-01-13/super-wealthy-office-seekers-appears-be-growing-trend.html
— Reps. Davis, Kinzinger crossed aisle versus shutdown – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-01-13/tom-kacich-reps-davis-kinzinger-crossed-aisle-versus-shutdown.html

 

SOUTHERN
— Dysfunction needs to end so we can end border crisis – Mike Bost
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-mike-bost-dysfunction-needs-to-end-so-we-can/article_a99029db-b8ab-5f38-8a9b-84c45e9c376b.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Democrat Bill Foster Wants to End Perks During Shutdown – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=277687#.XDs45Vl_OM8

 

WIFR
— Retired Rockford U.S. Air Force Major General John Borling: ‘Shutdown is not painful enough’ – Ethan Rosuck
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Rockford-native–504244311.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/bill-on-federal-workers-back-pay-in-shutdown-heads-to-trump-01-11-2019

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Liberals tear down Confederate statues, but they favor a new brand of slavery in illegal immigration – L. Todd Wood
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/12/liberals-tear-down-confederate-statues-while-impor/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump is ready to negotiate but if Dems won’t, it’s time to declare a national emergency – Judge Jeanine Pirro
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/judge-jeanine-pirro-trump-is-ready-to-negotiate-but-if-dems-wont-its-time-to-declare-a-national-emergency

 

BREITBART
— Trump Says Dem Obstruction on Border Wall ‘Only Politics’ — ‘I Actually Think It’s Bad Politics for Them’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/01/12/trump-says-dem-obstruction-on-border-wall-only-politics-i-actually-think-its-bad-politics-for-them/
— Mr. President, You Don’t Need Congress to Build the Wall – Brigitte Gabriel
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/12/brigitte-gabriel-mr-president-you-dont-need-congress-to-build-the-wall/

 

DAILY CALLER
— CONGRESS MUST TAKE OUR BORDER CRISIS MORE SERIOUSLY – Jenny Beth Martin
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/12/congress-border-crisis-serious/

 

TOWNHALL
— I Want a Wall Just Like Israel’s – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2019/01/13/i-want-a-wall-just-like-israels-n2538859
— Republicans Should Not Give in on Border Security – Bruce Bialosky
https://townhall.com/columnists/brucebialosky/2019/01/13/republicans-should-not-give-in-on-border-security-n2538826

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump Has the Democrats Cornered – Jim Daws
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/trump_has_the_democrats_cornered.html

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Immigrant Congresswoman: Trump Wants to Purify America for White Supremacists – R. Cort Kirkwood (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use immigrants, use minorities, and use women to promote hatred against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/31171-immigrant-congresswoman-trump-wants-to-purify-america-for-white-supremacists

 

HOT AIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about “Republicans” who promote LGBTQ activity who focus on driving out of the Republican Party those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/01/gay-conservatives-trump-era-best-worst-times/

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Socialist Democrats and their Illegal Alien Brethren – Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
https://canadafreepress.com/article/socialist-democrats-and-their-illegal-alien-brethren

 

THE HILL
— Ocasio-Cortez calls out CBS News for not assigning a ‘single black journalist to cover the 2020 election’ – ARIS FOLLEY (DIERSEN: What if any conservative journalists do the following employ: ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Fox News Chicago, WGN TV, WGN Radio, WLS AM, WTTW, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, Northwest Herald, Herald & Review, Peoria Journal Star, Kane County Chronicle, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Journal & Topics, LaSalle News Tribune, Rockford Register Star, Springfield State Journal Register, Kankakee Daily Journal, Bloomington Pantagraph, Champaign/Urbana News Gazette, Alton Daily News, Times, Belleville News Democrat, Southern, Fox Illinois, NPR Illinois, Northern Public Radio, Quad Cities Online, News Channel 20, WJBD, WJBC, WSPY, WQAD, WMAY, WGEM, WGLT, WREX, Central Illinois Proud, etc.?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/425070-ocasio-cortez-calls-out-cbs-news-for-not-assigning-a-single-black-journalist

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters urge those who own land along the border to oppose The Wall.
https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/state-and-regional/as-trump-visits-border-texas-landowners-prepare-for-wall-fight/article_66f757d7-d3fe-53f0-a2f6-94f871402173.html

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, America-haters use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-border-wall-won-t-help-migrant-children-all-ncna957876

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater argues that the media elected Trump in 2016.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/opinion/trump-2020-media.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A man-hater glorifies and praises women.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/opinion/sunday/pelosi-congress-women.html
— Tucker Carlson Versus Conservatism The Fox News host amplifies a debate the right needs to have. – Ross Douthat
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/opinion/sunday/tucker-carlson-fox-news-republicans.html
— Why I Didn’t Answer Your Email Because my inbox will always be waiting for me, but my children will not. – KJ Dell’Antonia
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/opinion/sunday/email-children-balance-parenting.html
— FRONT PAGE: Students in Rural America Ask, ‘What Is a University Without a History Major?’ – Mitch Smith (DIERSEN: What college courses are job-related? My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that none of the courses that I took to earn a bachelor’s degree in management and master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance were job-related. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/us/rural-colleges-money-students-leaving.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote hatred of Trump and his supporters, Trump-haters glorify and praise you.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-congressman-rails-against-undocumented-immigrants-as-his-estranged-siblings-care-for-them-and-other-patients-in-need/2019/01/12/f486ac0a-1208-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/americans-blame-trump-and-gop-much-more-than-democrats-for-shutdown-post-abc-poll-finds/2019/01/12/9c89aff2-16a9-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Americans blame Trump and GOP much more than Democrats for shutdown.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/01/13/americans-blame-trump-and-gop-much-more-than-democrats-for-shutdown-poll-says/fbYRLaA8jqExmhOmHLcG8H/story.html

 

LAS VEGAS SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who argues against The Wall? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jan/13/wall-hasnt-even-been-studied/

 

JOPLIN GLOBE
— Border battle has been brewing for decades – Geoff Caldwell
https://www.joplinglobe.com/opinion/columns/geoff-caldwell-border-battle-has-been-brewing-for-decades/article_12ca8ba7-ad41-5cfb-ba88-21861a03c56a.html

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— City provides free beer, movies and food to federal workers affected by shutdown
https://www.ajc.com/news/national/city-provides-free-beer-movies-and-food-federal-workers-affected-shutdown/LBteMe4ODnrPOqD4jAWAEO/

 

OBSERVER REPORTER
— The cost of illegal immigration – Dave Ball
https://observer-reporter.com/opinion/op-eds/op-ed-the-cost-of-illegal-immigration/article_3a6831c6-1434-11e9-aef7-9b8831d16d9e.html

 

FORTUNE
— Trump’s Shifting Government Shutdown Tests Law Dating Back to Ulysses Grant – Bloomberg
http://fortune.com/2019/01/12/trump-shutdown-ulysses-grant/

 

CNBC
— Detroit auto show offers glimpse of future without the sedan. You want a utility vehicle or sports car? The North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week will mostly feature a lineup heavy on trucks and SUVs with a few high-profile debuts of sports cars. Industry watchers say the nature of the auto show is changing, as are automakers. – Robert Ferris
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/10/detroit-auto-show-is-a-glimpse-of-the-auto-market-of-the-future-utilities-and-sports-cars.html

 

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they are America-haters.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/21/the-republican-test-at-the-border

 

NEWSWEEK
— ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ SLAMS MEDIA OUTLET FOR LACK OF DIVERSITY IN 2020 ELECTION COVERAGE: ‘UNACCEPTABLE IN 2019. TRY AGAIN’ – JASON MURDOCK (DIERSEN: What if any conservative journalists do the following employ: ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Fox News Chicago, WGN TV, WGN Radio, WLS AM, WTTW, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, Northwest Herald, Herald & Review, Peoria Journal Star, Kane County Chronicle, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Journal & Topics, LaSalle News Tribune, Rockford Register Star, Springfield State Journal Register, Kankakee Daily Journal, Bloomington Pantagraph, Champaign/Urbana News Gazette, Alton Daily News, Times, Belleville News Democrat, Southern, Fox Illinois, NPR Illinois, Northern Public Radio, Quad Cities Online, News Channel 20, WJBD, WJBC, WSPY, WQAD, WMAY, WGEM, WGLT, WREX, Central Illinois Proud, etc.?)
https://www.newsweek.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-slams-media-outlet-lack-diversity-political-coverage-1289345

 

INQUISITR
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out CBS News For Not Including Black Journalist In Election 2020 Team – Patricia Grannum (DIERSEN: What if any conservative journalists do the following employ: ABC7, NBC5, CBS2, Fox News Chicago, WGN TV, WGN Radio, WLS AM, WTTW, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Crain’s Chicago Business, Northwest Herald, Herald & Review, Peoria Journal Star, Kane County Chronicle, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Journal & Topics, LaSalle News Tribune, Rockford Register Star, Springfield State Journal Register, Kankakee Daily Journal, Bloomington Pantagraph, Champaign/Urbana News Gazette, Alton Daily News, Times, Belleville News Democrat, Southern, Fox Illinois, NPR Illinois, Northern Public Radio, Quad Cities Online, News Channel 20, WJBD, WJBC, WSPY, WQAD, WMAY, WGEM, WGLT, WREX, Central Illinois Proud, etc.?)
https://www.inquisitr.com/5247435/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-calls-out-cbs-news-for-not-including-black-journalist-in-election-2020-team/

 

THE DAY
— Transgender veteran driven from GOP – Jennifer N. Pritzker (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the great success that Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs have had in driving conservatives out of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants, my precinct, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.theday.com/op-edguest-opinions/20190113/transgender-veteran-driven-from-gop

 

LBGTQ NATION
— 3 ways the Trump shutdown is specifically hurting LGBTQ people of all sorts – Daniel Villarreal
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/01/3-ways-trump-shutdown-specifically-hurting-lgbtq-people-sorts/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. It’s hurting LGBTQ-identified federal employees Yesterday, the LGBTQ media watchdog group GLAAD cited The Washington Post’s estimate that nearly 13,600 federal workers identify as LGBTQ, though the number could be much higher. LGBTQ people experience higher rates of poverty than their straight peers. So, for many poor, queer federal employees, a single missed paycheck could prove the difference between stability and homelessness or bankruptcy. . .2. It’s hurting LGBTQ-identified asylum seekers. . .3. It’s hurting LGBTQ-identified victims of identity theft and domestic violence.)

January 12 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— 12 Chicago mayoral candidates discuss policy at UIC Forum – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2019/01/12/12-chicago-mayoral-candidates-discuss-policy-at-uic-forum/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How mayoral candidates plan to raise $42 billion for pensions – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/mayoral-candidates-42-billion-pensions/
— Where 14 candidates for mayor stand on taxes and money — their full responses
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/chicago-mayoral-election-questionnaire-taxes-city-finances/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Selective shutdown? Trump tries to blunt impact, takes heat – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–softening-the-shutdown-20190112-story.html
— Naperville beginning to feel the impact of government shutdown – Suzanne Baker and Erin Hegarty
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-impact-government-shutdown-st-0113-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— After medical emergencies, Schaumburg addresses carbon monoxide danger in hookah lounges – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190111/after-medical-emergencies-schaumburg-addresses-carbon-monoxide-danger-in-hookah-lounges

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Expectations high for Pritzker – RICH MILLER
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/editorial/miller-expectations-high-for-pritzker/article_4c5e9211-34ae-5d20-ba9e-4502601ee141.html

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— GOP thinks it can work with Rauner – Rich Miller
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-gop-thinks-it-can-work-with-rauner/article_b98cf82d-23c9-5017-897a-e01f69cd1bee.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Reasons for optimism in transition – Editorial
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190112/our-view-reasons-for-optimism-in-transition

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational Cannabis and Sports Betting Moving Forward – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=277676#.XDqLM1xKiM8

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— VP Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pences-pickle-how-to-bargain-when-no-one-speaks-for-trump

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump border wall draws fire from media – Critics bash broadcast of Oval Office speech – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-border-wall-draws-fire-from-media-critics-bash-broadcast-of-oval-office-speech

 

GOPUSA
— ‘New party, who dis?’ 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez mocks aging Joe Lieberman, 76, for hoping ‘she’s not the future’ (DIERSEN: What are the demographics of those who will lead the organizations that you are a member of? From what I see, those who will lead the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party will be younger, minority, and/or female. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want those future leaders to get rid of Republicans like me who are older, White, and/or male.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=62377

 

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Pavlich Digs Up Video of Durbin Saying Proposed Wall Should Be Bigger – Randy DeSoto
https://www.westernjournal.com/pavlich-digs-video-democrat-saying-proposed-wall-bigger/

 

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT
— ALG urges OMB elimination of ‘non-essential’ federal employee designation after Congress unconditionally awards back-pay (DIERSEN: Are/were you non-essential? Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me as being non-essential. Of course, they have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they and what they do is essential.)
https://getliberty.org/2019/01/alg-urges-omb-elimination-of-non-essential-federal-employee-designation-after-congress-unconditionally-awards-back-pay/

 

THE HILL
— State budget planners will count on phantom revenue streams this year – ANDREW WILFORD
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/425062-state-budget-planners-will-count-on-phantom-revenue-streams-this-year

— Ocasio-Cortez sparks debate with talk of 70 percent marginal rate – NAOMI JAGODA AND JULIEGRACE BRUFKE (DIERSEN: Have you paid your “fair share?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I have not. They stress that I avoided the draft, I worked for the IRS, I married someone who has always had income, we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. They shout that the federal government grossly overpaid me and that my retirement benefits are much too generous.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/425008-ocasio-cortez-sparks-debate-with-talk-of-70-percent-marginal-rate
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), a co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said she thinks “the fact that people are not paying their fair share is a problem and the millionaires and billionaires are the ones where that has to rest.”)

 

CBS NEWS
— Illinois denies permit for concert hosted by R. Kelly over security concerns
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/r-kelly-spring-break-jam-illinois-denies-concert-permit-over-security-concerns/

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump’s Wall Stance Upends Washington’s Usual Border Bargaining – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/us/politics/trump-wall-border-security-debate.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘We will be out for a long time’ unless Democrats budge, Trump says, as shutdown enters 4th week – Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/we-will-be-out-for-a-long-time-unless-democrats-budge-trump-says-as-shutdown-enters-4th-week/2019/01/12/54400f02-1672-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html
— The government shutdown is disrupting retirement plans for some federal employees – Michelle Singletary (DIERSEN: In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors used Republican-led budget cuts to justify forcing me to take their early retirement offer. During the 1980s and 1990s, they used Republican-led budget cuts to justify wasting my career.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/12/government-shutdown-is-disrupting-retirement-plans-some-federal-employees/

 

USA TODAY
— ‘Trump 2020’ flag rises again in Vermont after previous one was vandalized – Maleeha Syed
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/01/12/trump-2020-flag-rises-again-vermont-after-presidents-family-replaces-vandalized-one/2561130002/

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— End the shutdown! Hurting federal workers is nothing to be proud of, Mr. President. – Editorial (DIERSEN: What about those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and grossly overpaid?)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/End-the-shutdown-Hurting-federal-workers-is-13529194.php

 

CATO
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “Japan is refreshing its labor force from three often-neglected pools: the elderly, women and foreigners.” (DIERSEN: The federal government is America’s largest employer. It keeps its workforce “fresh” by getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://www.cato.org/blog/immigration-aging-populations

January 12 Morning Edition

WLS AM
— Pritzker says he appealed to Trump voters – Emma Seslowsky
http://www.wlsam.com/2019/01/11/this-progressive-democrat-says-he-appealed-to-trump-voters/

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF TERRA COSTA: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in a) promoting hatred of Trump and b) getting voters to punish Trump by voting for Democrat women.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190112/anger-action-election-how-democratic-women-in-dupage-mirrored-national-trend-and-gained-representation

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois event to simulate homelessness, raise awareness – AP (DIERSEN:  Overwhelmingly, people who have financial, health, and other problems vote for Democrats. Democrats promote patronage big time. Democrats have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor person in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor person in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted poor people in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor person in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor person in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor person could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article224342775.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— GoFundMe will refund over $20M in donations made to border wall campaign – Alyssa Roberts
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gofundme-will-refund-all-donations-made-to-veterans-border-wall-campaign
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since the goal has not been met, it appears Kolfage is changing tactics, and a GoFundMe spokesperson says the company will refund all donations to the campaign, INSIDER reports. On the campaign’s page, Kolfage wrote that he, and a team of advisers, had decided instead to form a 501(c)(4) nonprofit to raise money for a border wall instead.)

 

WJBD
— Governor Rauner discusses plans after leaving office – Toby Gullion
http://www.southernillinoisnow.com/2019/01/11/governor-rauner-discusses-plans-after-leaving-office/

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Governor Amendatory Vetoes Abolition of McHenry County Townships by Referendum Bill Killing Vote This Year
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/01/11/governor-amendatorily-vetoes-abolition-of-mchenry-county-townships-by-referendum-bill-killing-vote-this-year/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Ex-GOP state rep candidate: Opponent Corrigan’s campaign ads, backed by IL House GOP, defamed her – Scott Holland
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511719822-ex-gop-state-rep-candidate-opponent-corrigan-s-campaign-ads-backed-by-il-house-gop-defamed-her

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Market Watch: Owners of golf pioneer’s Wheaton estate lose $670K on sale
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511718519-market-watch-owners-of-golf-pioneer-s-wheaton-estate-lose-670k-on-sale

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— State lawmakers feeling pressure to pass gas tax hike, IPI warns – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511716678-state-lawmakers-feeling-pressure-to-pass-gas-tax-hike-ipi-warns

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Transgender Juggernaut Threatens God’s Design for Male and Female – Timothy J. Dailey
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/the-transgender-juggernaut-threatens-gods-design-for-male-and-female/

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Politics of Racial Grievance – Benjamin Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/01/spotlight-the-politics-of-racial-grievance/

 

BREITBART
— Longest Shutdown Ever: With No End in Sight, Battle for Border Wall Rages, Democrats Continue Opposition – Matthew Boyle
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/11/longest-shutdown-ever-with-no-end-in-sight-battle-for-border-wall-rages-democrats-continue-opposition/
— Another Honduran Caravan Starts Next Week – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/11/washpost-another-honduran-caravan-starts-next-week/

 

FOX NEWS
— Millions of US jobs are about to vanish, so why does DC want to import more unskilled workers? – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-millions-of-us-jobs-are-about-to-vanish-so-why-does-dc-want-to-import-more-unskilled-workers

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Islam Enters Congress – Valerie Greenfield
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/islam_and_congress.html

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Ryan Redux: Romney Assumes the Missionary Position – Bill Thomas
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/01/11/ryan-redux-romney-assumes-the-missionary-position/

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Will New “Migrant Caravan” From Honduras Invite Emergency Declaration From Trump? – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/31168-will-new-migrant-caravan-from-honduras-invite-emergency-declaration-from-trump

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— This is what Democrats thought about illegal immigration not so long ago – Nate Madden
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/levin-this-is-what-democrats-thought-about-illegal-immigration-not-so-long-ago/

 

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To be in America illegally is to shout that you a) disrespect the “rule of law,” b) disrespect America, and c) disrespect Americans.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/01/11/limbaugh_even_if_stat_that_illegals_commit_fewer_crimes_is_true_it_still_doesnt_mean_let_em_in.html

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Pelosi: A border wall is immoral because it discriminates against illegals entering the country – Dag Barkley
https://canadafreepress.com/article/pelosi-a-border-wall-is-immoral-because-it-discriminates-against-illegals-e

 

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Seek to Glorify God – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that to glorify God, you should promote welfare, dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things?)
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2019/01/11/seek-to-glorify-god-part-1/
http://devotions.lccharities.org/2019/01/12/seek-to-glorify-god-part-2/

 

CNN
— Unemployment claims by federal workers skyrocket – Vanessa Yurkevich (DIERSEN: What about those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and grossly overpaid?)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/politics/shutdown-workers-unemployment/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are members of the following groups say that there is no border crisis: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/11/us/politics/trump-border-crisis-reality.html


— ‘Deciding How to Decide’: Even the Rich Need Advice on Budgeting – Paul Sullivan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/your-money/budgeting-for-wealthy-rich.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Opportunity in Cities Falls to the Educated – Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/upshot/big-cities-low-skilled-workers-wages.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Trump to represent a) those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-the-president-of-the-republican-base–not-the-country/2019/01/11/3862aa9c-150f-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html
— Reinstating the SALT deduction is a matter of fairness – Nita M. Lowey, Washington
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/reinstating-the-salt-deduction-is-a-matter-of-fairness/2019/01/11/8ba7c038-1461-11e9-ab79-30cd4f7926f2_story.html

 

STAR TELEGRAM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Democrat uses anti-Catholics to promote Islam.
https://www.star-telegram.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/cynthia-m-allen/article224239815.html

 

SALEM NEWS
— IRS workers: ‘We want to go back to work’ – Paul Tennant
https://www.salemnews.com/news/irs-workers-we-want-to-go-back-to-work/article_4426d798-412e-5135-9cd0-657bee77f9f0.html

 

STAR TRIBUNE
— Top tips for older job seekers – Todd Nelson
http://www.startribune.com/tips-for-older-job-seekers/504173712/

 

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Bloomberg wants Trump “to represent entire country,” that is, to represent a) those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) those who hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump and his supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://thesouthern.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/bloomberg-trump-supposed-to-represent-entire-country/video_7c3f3d9f-f62a-5637-8e19-060e53b8ffed.html

 

MONEY MAGAZINE
— People Can’t Pay Their Medical Bills Because of the Government Shutdown – JULIA GLUM (DIERSEN: What about those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and grossly overpaid?)
http://time.com/money/5499602/government-shutdown-medical-bills/

January 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— TSA officer sells ‘Shutdown Sweets’ to make ends meet – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/government-shutdown-2019-tsa-officer-sells-shutdown-sweets-to-make-ends-meet/5053288/

 

NBC5
— Pritzker to Use Own Money to Increase Staff Pay Pritzker’s chief of staff, three deputy governors and their special assistants, deputy chiefs of staff and other high-level employees will receive the double salaries (DIERSEN: To get a government job, how big of a pay cut would you suffer? In 1980, to get a job working for GAO, I suffered a $19,203/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars. I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880/year. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Pritzker-to-Use-Own-Money-to-Increase-Staff-Pay-504224021.html

 

CBS2
— Chicago Candidate For Alderman Claims Incumbent Is Stealing Campaign Signs – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/10/chicago-alderman-campaign-signs-stealing/
— Harris Named First Gay Illinois State House Majority Leader
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/11/harris-named-first-gay-illinois-state-house-majority-leader/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/editorial-and-opinion/dennis-welsh-that-s-how-i-see-it/dennis-welsh-editorial-legal-weed-in-illinois-get-it-right-

 

WLS AM
— Connected to Chicago Special Guest Jim Durkin
http://www.wlsam.com/2019/01/11/connected-to-chicago-01-13-2019-special-guest-jim-durkin/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democrats now have it all, except excuses – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-perspec-zorn-pritzker-democrats-super-majorities-no-excuses-0113-20190110-story.html
— What will J.B. Pritzker do with his clout? – Editorial (DIERSEN: He will a) reward those who serve as his operatives and as his dupes and b) get rid of those who do not.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pritzker-rauner-illinois-exodus-budget-20181228-story.html
— Rauner’s kinda sorta endorsement of Vallas for mayor – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-audio-rauner-s-kinda-sorta-endorsement-of-vallas-for-mayor-20190111-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/stevens/ct-life-stevens-friday-suburban-teen-pride-parade-0111-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters focus on uniting members of the following groups against Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-border-wall-trump-hispanics-blacks-immigrants-0113-20190111-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Declaring an emergency might backfire on Trump.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-trump-national-emergency-wall-20190111-story.html
— ‘Make Chicago safe again.’ Garry McCarthy talks up policing chops in 2 new campaign ads – Bill Ruthhart
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-garry-mccarthy-tv-ads-chicago-mayor-20190111-story.html
— DuPage County Board chairman, county clerk at odds over election commission merger occurring before or after April election – Alicia Fabbre
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-dupage-clerk-election-commission-st-0113-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker’s notable visit to a Republican gathering – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/pritzker-republican-gathering-springfield-impromtu-speech/
— Illinois residents will receive SNAP benefits despite government shutdown – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-february-snap-benefits-food-stamps/
— Taxpayers covered millions in park gym costs Jesse White promised to pay for – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jesse-white-tumblers-foundation-secretary-state-chicago-park-district-recreation-center-funding-bga/
— Billionaire J.B. Pritzker to double key staff salaries out of his own pocket – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: To get a government job, how big of a pay cut would you suffer? In 1980, to get a job working for GAO, I suffered a $19,203/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars. I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880/year. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/j-b-pritzker-increasing-staff-salaries/
— Food pantry offering free groceries to furloughed government workers – Stefano Esposito (DIERSEN: What about those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn government employees as being lazy, stupid, and grossly overpaid?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/lakeview-pantry-groceries-federal-workers-partial-government-shutdown/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Vote to dissolve DuPage’s election commission set for Tuesday, but clerk says it’s too soon – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190111/vote-to-dissolve-dupages-election-commission-set-for-tuesday-but-clerk-says-its-too-soon
— DuPage clerk: Dissolve election commission after April election – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190111/dupage-clerk-dissolve-election-commission-after-april-election
— Removing old tollway board is just the first step Job won’t be complete if new board simply reflects a change in allegiances – Editorial (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190111/editorial-removing-old-tollway-board-is-just-the-first-step
— DuPage board member Tim Elliott seeking to end health insurance perk – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190111/dupage-board-member-seeking-to-end-health-insurance-perk

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Why U of I is insuring itself—literally—against a drop in Chinese students Proving you can insure just about anything, the University of Illinois has taken out a policy to mitigate the risk of a decline in Chinese student enrollment. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/why-u-i-insuring-itself-literally-against-drop-chinese-students

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes McHenry County township consolidation bill – ED KOMENDA
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/01/11/breaking-gov-bruce-rauner-vetoes-mchenry-county-township-consolidation-bill/ag89tsq/

 

SOUTHERN
— Trump’s administration is riddled with vacancies
https://thesouthern.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/trump-s-administration-is-riddled-with-vacancies/video_b0d53749-3984-5c72-9076-7433e11fdb6b.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Opioid town hall: Stopping the opioid crisis at the southern border – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/opioid-town-hall-stopping-the-opioid-crisis-at-the-southern-border
— Nevada’s Reid calls Trump ‘amoral,’ wants a Romney 2020 run – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/nevadas-reid-calls-trump-amoral-wants-a-romney-2020-run
— Sen. Duckworth issues statement on Trump border wall threat
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sen-duckworth-issues-statement-on-trump-border-wall-threat

 

WSPY
— Oberweis ‘Seriously Considering’ Run for 14th Congressional Seat in 2020 – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/oberweis-seriously-considering-run-for-th-congressional-seat-in/article_36cc382a-15db-11e9-88e2-33f9dde76567.html

 

CHICAGO NOW
— Bleep ‘My way or the highway’ – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2019/01/bleep-my-way-or-the-highway/

 

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— State of DuPage County 2019 – Casey Krajewski
https://www.nctv17.com/news/state-of-dupage-county-2019/

 

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Vision 2020 Survey Deadline EXTENDED to January 20, 2019
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBGPSVC

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage GOP slates Lincoln Day Dinner for Feb. 22 – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511719314-dupage-gop-slates-lincoln-day-dinner-for-feb-22

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Outgoing Ives worries about transparency in school board-teacher negotiations – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511719232-outgoing-ives-worries-about-transparency-in-school-board-teacher-negotiations

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pritzker’s move to match state salary for top staff with his own money raises eyebrows, ethical questions – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pritzker-s-move-to-match-state-salary-for-top-staff/article_ac1fd942-15f4-11e9-8087-a30d61ffec34.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lawmakers work on plans to legalize recreational cannabis and sports betting – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmakers-work-on-plans-to-legalize-recreational-cannabis-and-sports/article_01b0ff56-1502-11e9-b5ac-1f9e3fa420a5.html
— Illinois Democrat wants to close Congressional sauna, other perks during shutdown – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-democrat-wants-to-close-congressional-sauna-other-perks-during/article_94725092-150c-11e9-a44b-27292eb16ec0.html
— Corruption charges prompt fresh debate in Springfield about conflicts of interest – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/burke-s-charges-bring-fresh-debate-in-springfield-about-conflicts/article_d5b430a4-150f-11e9-a492-2f27b792394a.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS RANKS 46TH IN FEDERAL DOLLARS RETURN. SO BLAME THE REPUBLICANS.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/illinois-ranks-46th-in-federal-dollars-return-so-blame-the-republicans.html
— MADIGAN TAPS OPENLY GAY STATE REP FOR NEW MAJORITY LEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/madigan-taps-openly-gay-state-rep-for-new-majority-leader-.html
— FORMER IL LAWMAKER FACES 12-COUNT FELONY INDICTMENT FOR POSTING NUDE IMAGES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/former-il-lawmaker-faces-12-count-felony-indictment-for-posting-nude-images.html
— MORE US VOTERS SAY TOO LITTLE BEING DONE TO STOP ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/more-us-voters-say-too-little-being-done-to-stop-illegal-immigration.html
— THORNER: FOOLISH ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS BOOSTED EARLY EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/thorner-foolish-illinois-lawmakers-boosted-early-efforts-to-eliminate-electoral-college.html
— REP. STEVE REICK LAUNCHES COFFEE & CONVERSATION TOUR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/01/rep-steve-reick-launches-coffee-conversation-tour.html

 

CAPITOL FAX

— State Sen. Oberweis giving “serious thought” to challenging US Rep. Underwood
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/11/state-sen-oberweis-giving-serious-thought-to-challenging-us-rep-underwood/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans are lining up to challenge Underwood. Matt Quigley, a 32-year-old Navy veteran and Republican from Naperville, already has announced his intention to run in 2020. State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a Sugar Grove Republican who has run for Congress, Senate and governor before, also is considering a bid. He said, “We’re giving it serious thought, yes.” “I don’t believe that Underwood represents the views of the majority of the people in the 14th Congressional District,” said the dairy magnate, who said he would make a decision in 30 to 60 days. “I believe I would be much closer to those views.” Underwood beat a sitting Republican congressman by 5 points last November. She’s no slouch. And Oberweis will be a 74-year-old “career politician” (or, at least, “career candidate”) by 2020 with a whole lot of votes under his belt. Even so, Gov. Bruce Rauner won the 14th CD by almost 8 points. The only statewide Democrats who won it were Jesse White (+23) and Susana Mendoza (+2). Other possibles include state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee), which could be why he’s been holding so many press conferences lately. Plenty of rumors about a few others.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Rauner vetoes McHenry County township consolidation bill.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/11/rauner-is-rauner-to-the-end/
— Pritzker to double top staff pay out of his own pocket (DIERSEN: To get a government job, how big of a pay cut would you suffer? In 1980, to get a job working for GAO, I suffered a $19,203/year (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars. I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880/year. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/11/pritzker-to-double-top-staff-pay-out-of-his-own-pocket/

 

GOPUSA
— Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=62297
— Psychedelic mushrooms next in already mile high Denver?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=62181
— Army struggles to reach generation of snowflakes
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=62336

 

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Daily Signal raises alarm over anti-conservative House rules – Dustin Howard
https://www.myheritage.org/news/daily-signal-raises-alarm-over-anti-conservative-house-rules/

 

NEWSMAX
— Calif. Liberalism Takes America if Trump Loses on Wall – Michael Reagan
https://www.newsmax.com/reagan/cbs-cnn-msnbc-npr/2019/01/11/id/897830/

 

BREITBART
— San Diego-Based KUSI: CNN Disinvited Our Journalist Because We Reported Border Wall ‘Does Work’ – Robert Kraychik (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who have disinvited me a) because I support the Illinois Republican Party platform, Republican Party platform, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling, b) because I refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, c) because I refuse to pander to them, d) because I refuse to give them money, and/or e) because I have sued them.)
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/01/11/kusi-cnn-disinvited-journalist-because-reported-wall-does-work/
— Flashback: Establishment Spent $1 Billion on ‘Virtual Fence’ to Avoid Building Border Fence – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/01/10/flashback-establishment-spent-1-billion-virtual-fence-avoid-building-border-fence/
— Michelle Malkin: ‘So-Called Worker Shortage’ Is a ‘Manufactured Crisis’ – Robert Kraychik
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/01/11/michelle-malkin-so-called-worker-shortage-manufactured-crisis/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Dems losing border wall battle to Trump – Chad Groening
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/01/11/opinion-dems-losing-border-wall-battle-to-trump

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Congress approves back pay — eventually — for furloughed federal employees – Eric Yoder
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/11/congress-approves-back-pay-eventually-for-furloughed-federal-employees/
— Why is Congress so dumb? We lawmakers dumped our in-house experts. Now lobbyists do the thinking for us. – Bill Pascrell Jr.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/01/11/feature/why-is-congress-so-dumb/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our decay as an institution began in 1995, when conservatives, led by Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), carried out a full-scale war on government. Gingrich began by slashing the congressional workforce by one-third. He aimed particular ire at Congress’s brain, firing 1 of every 3 staffers at the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Research Service and the Congressional Budget Office. He defunded the Office of Technology Assessment, a tech-focused think tank. Social scientists have called those moves Congress’s self-lobotomy, and the cuts remain largely unreversed.)
— Now on Craigslist, Facebook: Household items from furloughed workers trying to make ends meet – Taylor Telford
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/01/10/now-craigslist-facebook-household-items-furloughed-workers-trying-make-ends-meet/

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Illinois’ incoming governor will use own wealth to double some staff salaries – MIKE RIOPELL
https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-illinois-governor-staff-salaries-20190111-story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Criminal Records for Obsolete Crimes When pot is made legal, old convictions should be expunged. – Ted Rall (DIERSEN: If you do/did sell pot or smoke pot illegally, you do not respect the rule of law.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/criminal-records-for-obsolete-crimes-11547078695

 

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL
— Shutdown is reminding everyone of the good things government does – Paul Waldman
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-shutdown-government-good-workers-20190111-story.html

 

WEALTHY RETIREMENT
— Retire Early: One of the Worst Financial Decisions You Can Make – Steve McDonald (DIERSEN: In 1997, when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors made it very clear to me that if I did not take their early retirement “offer,” they would get rid of me long before I would be eligible for regular retirement 6 years later in 2003.)
https://wealthyretirement.com/slap-in-the-face/drawbacks-financial-independence-retire-early-thinking/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What in the name of God are you supposed to do for the next 50 or 60 years if you retire in your 30s? I’m ahead of myself here, but this just sounds so incredibly immature and badly thought out that I kind of lost control for a second. Let’s skip over the fact that living a life of “carefree bliss” – that’s what one successful FIRE advocate called it – is absurd. I say that because every person I have ever known who left the real world too early – either because of an inheritance or because they built the resources on their own to allow them to do that – went back to work out of self-preservation or looked like hell a few years into their “bliss.” For the vast majority, it doesn’t work. People need a challenge. They need structure. They need a reason to get up in the morning other than kayaking and rock climbing.)

 

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— ‘There’s all this stress.’ Federal workers navigate longest shutdown ‘I still really love being a federal employee,’ one furloughed metro Atlantan says – Jennifer Brett Kelly Yamanouchi,
https://www.ajc.com/news/all-this-stress-federal-workers-navigate-longest-ever-shutdown/QV2otyqJSUZkU5IFoslweI/

 

GUARDIAN
— ‘Barely above water’: US shutdown hits black federal workers hardest – Jamiles Lartey (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Blavk could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/11/governmnet-shutdown-black-federal-workers-trump-border-wall