February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Jussie Smollett attack: New evidence ‘shifted the trajectory’ of Jussie Smollett investigation, 2 brothers cooperating
https://abc7chicago.com/police-new-evidence-shifted-the-trajectory-of-jussie-smollett-investigation-2-brothers-cooperating/5141900/

 

CBS2
— Jussie Smollett Case: Brothers Questioned By Police Were Paid $3,500 To Stage Attack, Which Was Rehearsed Days Before, Sources Say – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/sources-brothers-released-bought-rope-used-in-jussie-smollett-attack/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Jussie Smollett paid brothers to fake attack – Rafer Weigel
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/sources-jussie-smollett-paid-brothers-to-fake-attack

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CNN and MSNBC will run anti-Nazi ad that Fox News rejected – Steven Zeitchik (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are Nazis who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-cnn-msnbc-fox-news-anti-nazi-ad-20190216-story.html
— Naperville candidates for mayor Rocky Caylor and Steve Chirico lay out goals for city – Erin Hegarty
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-mayor-chirico-caylor-goals-election-st-0217-story.html
— Crete-Monee grad Billy Morgan learns difficulty of getting ballot item on term limits before voters while working for Quinn – Jerry Shnay
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0219-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190217/score-one-it-seems-for-donald-trump-x2014-despite-his-efforts-to-ruin-it
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190215/editorial-all-should-fear-precedent-set-by-political-definition-of-emergency

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Only recently did GOP lose its hold on Champaign County – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: When Democrats take over an area, a) prosperity and safety decrease and b) poverty and crime increase.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-02-17/tom-kacich-only-recently-did-gop-lose-its-hold-champaign-county.html
— Pritzker playing the budget blame game – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-02-17/jim-dey-pritzker-playing-the-budget-blame-game.html

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Women qualified for presidency – John Pryor, Bloomington (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at female candidates that Republicans 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.pantagraph.com/opinion/letters/women-qualified-for-presidency/article_b8d8361e-2d90-5bed-8196-f62529176811.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford native Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190216/rockford-native-nauert-out-as-pick-for-un-ambassador

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘The Chicago Way’ casts shadow on mayor’s race – Jim Nowlan
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/jim-nowlan-the-chicago-way-casts-shadow-on-mayor-s/article_311eb91c-306f-11e9-8d98-87b28c04fbd4.html

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS & LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=279597#.XGk56OhKiM8
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20190216/illinois-democrats-propose-expanded-abortion-access

 

SOUTHERN
— The southernmost region of Illinois is shrinking. But it doesn’t have to fade away. – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/the-southernmost-region-of-illinois-is-shrinking-but-it-doesn/article_ca608897-f2a3-50b8-a1c2-9f8635f53618.html
— Will ‘Opportunity Zones’ pump new private investment into Southern Illinois? Officials say it’s too soon to tell. – MOLLY PARKER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/will-opportunity-zones-pump-new-private-investment-into-southern-illinois/article_0dba59fa-22ff-5b7a-82bc-b0fdcd52b9fb.html

 

INDIANA GAZETTE
— Why we need a border wall – Ann Coulter
https://www.indianagazette.com/opinion/columnists/guest-column-why-we-need-a-border-wall/article_d20a8542-8b1b-5b28-b0fb-2f2c588990de.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump builds, Beto destroys Texas Democrat’s ‘take the wall down’ admission shows extremism of the left – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/16/donald-trump-builds-beto-orourke-destroys/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden tells Europeans in Munich that America is ‘an embarrassment’ – Joel Gehrke (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate America.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/biden-tells-europeans-in-munich-that-america-is-an-embarrassment

 

FOX NEWS
— Elizabeth Warren heckled at Georgia campaign stop: ‘Why did you lie?’ – Louis Casiano (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, tremendous incentives exist to lie about your race, your gender, your age, your national origin, your religion, your military status, your political affiliation, your financial condition, your health condition, and when your ancestors came to America. Ever-increasingly, America gives preference to those who are minority, female, younger, non-German American, non-Protestant, veteran, Democrat, non-rich, non-healthy, and to those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. I might still be working for GAO if I had successfully lied to my GAO superiors that I was a minority, female, younger, non-German American, non-Protestant, veteran, Democrat, non-rich, non-healthy, and that my ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-heckled-about-native-american-ancestry-at-georgia-campaign-stop-why-did-you-lie
— Media freak out about fixing border emergency, downplay attempted coup – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/media-freak-out-about-fixing-border-emergency-downplay-attempted-coup

 

GOPUSA
— Beto O’Rourke: Tear down existing border walls
http://www.gopusa.com/beto-orourke-tear-down-existing-border-walls/

 

TOWNHALL
— A Real Emergency – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/02/17/a-real-emergency-n2541607
— Is This (nanny issues) Why Heather Nauert Withdrew From Consideration For U.N. Ambassador Post? – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/02/17/heather-nauert-withdraws-from-un-ambassador-consideration-n2541617
— Mexican Authorities Relocate Caravan Riders Staying Near The U.S. Border – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/02/16/report-mexican-authorities-relocate-caravan-riders-staying-near-the-us-border-n2541604

 

DAILY CALLER
— CHICAGO POLICE BELIEVE JUSSIE SMOLLETT PAID MEN TO STAGE ATTACK – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/16/chicago-police-jussie-smollett-attack/
— BACKGROUND CHECK DIDN’T CATCH AURORA SHOOTER’S PRIOR FELONY CONVICTION – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/16/background-check-aurora-illinois-shooter-prior-felony/
— DONALD TRUMP JR., OTHERS SLAM JUSSIE SMOLLETT, MEDIA COVERAGE SURROUNDING ALLEGED TRUMP SUPPORTER HATE CRIME – Scott Morefield
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/17/donald-trump-jr-jussie-smollett-media-coverage/

 

BREITBART
— Illinois Shooting Occurred in Gun-Free Zone – Awr Hawkins
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/illinois-shooting-occurred-in-gun-free-zone/
— Beto: ‘Racism’ and ‘Hatred’ Define Trump Presidency – Tony Lee
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/beto-racism-and-hatred-define-trump-presidency/
— Trump Base Pushes Richard Grenell for United Nations Ambassadorship – Matthew Boyle
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/16/trump-base-pushes-richard-grenell-for-united-nations-ambassadorship/

 

BLAZE
— Dems call for more gun control after Aurora shooting. Then police chief reveals fact that busts the narrative. – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aurora-shooting-killer-gun-control

 

AMERICA GREATNESS
— Congress Sells Out Again – Rachel Bovard
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/02/16/congress-sells-out-again/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— The border emergency is about 2020, not the courts – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/the_border_emergency_is_about_2020_not_the_courts.html
— Finally, the Democrats openly acknowledge their socialism – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/finally_the_democrats_openly_acknowledge_their_socialism.html
— 2020 Democratic candidates: Ahmadinejad, Khamenei, Chávez, and Maduro – Majid Mohammadi
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/2020_democratic_candidates_ahmadinejad_khamenei_chvez_and_maduro.html
— Calls for calm in Australia as militant vegans attack dairy farmers – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/calls_for_calm_in_australia_as_militant_vegans_attack_dairy_farmers.html

 

PJ MEDIA
— Three Theories on the Unsolved Jussie Smollett Mystery – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/three-theories-on-the-unsolved-jussie-smollett-mystery/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Scott Adams: ‘How Long Before We See Trump Derangement Syndrome Used as a Legal Defense?’ – P.J. Gladnick (DIERSEN: Of course, whatever I support, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes oppose. Of course, those candidates in nonpartisan elections and in Republican primary elections who I support, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes oppose those candidates.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2019/02/16/scott-adams-how-long-we-see-trump-derangement-syndrome-used-legal

 

HOT AIR
— Trump’s Border Battle Is Just Beginning
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/02/trumps-border-battle-just-beginning/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— WALLS ARE IMMORAL? WALLS DON’T WORK? Joseph Farah notes incongruity of Democratic/media border claims
https://mobile.wnd.com/2019/02/walls-are-immoral-walls-dont-work/

 

LIFEZETTE
— ‘Build the Wall’ Campaign Ships Nearly 22,000 Bricks to Nancy Pelosi’s Offices ‘If you really, really love Americans (as much as President Trump does), then you will listen to the majority of us’ – Wayne Dupree
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/02/build-the-wall-campaign-ships-nearly-22000-bricks-to-nancy-pelosis-offices/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Jussie Smollett Hires Defense Lawyer; Rope Was Purchased by His Friends – KYLE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/jussie-smollett-hires-defense-lawyer-rope-was-purchased-by-his-friends/

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— CNN, MSNBC To Air New Version Of Anti-Nazi Ad Fox News Rejected – Amy Russo (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are Nazis who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-nazi-documentary-ad_n_5c682bdfe4b05c889d1fc15d

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘It Is Not a Closet. It Is a Cage.’ Gay Catholic Priests Speak Out The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse. It goes to the heart of the priesthood, into a closet that is trapping thousands of men. – Elizabeth Dias
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/us/it-is-not-a-closet-it-is-a-cage-gay-catholic-priests-speak-out.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racists.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/sunday-review/ralph-northam-blackface-friends.html
— Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual. With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage – Jeff Sommer
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/your-money/watch-out-tax-season-is-even-more-stressful-than-usual.html
— The Vatican’s Gay Overlords A sensational new book mines the Catholic Church’s sexual secrets. Will right-wing homophobes exploit it? – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/vatican-gay-priests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Is Driving Out Precious Republican Voters.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/opinion/sunday/trump-youth-vote.html
— They’re Rich and They’re Mad About Taxes (Too Low!) An affluent few are raging against a tax law that puts more money — a lot more — in their pockets. Friends call them ‘traitors to their class.’ – David Gelles
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/business/rich-people-against-tax-cut.html
— No, You Can’t Ignore Email. It’s Rude. Being overwhelmed is no excuse. It’s hard to be good at your job if you’re bad at responding to people. – Adam Grant (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to ignore GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/sunday/email-etiquette.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/sunday-review/women-equal-rights-amendment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate America hate Trump. Those who hate Trump hate America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/world/europe/mike-pence-joe-biden.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/17/world/europe/trump-international-relations-munich.html

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Gov. Newsom pushes for new ties with Mexico as Trump fights to build a wall – JAZMINE ULLOA and TARYN LUNA (DIERSEN: How soon will there be enough America-haters in California for California to officially join up with Mexico and declare war on America?)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-gavin-newsom-border-policy-20190217-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) glorify and praise those who come to America illegally and b) encourage citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-jusionyte-border-emergency-responders-20190217-story.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Focus of Jussie Smollett assault investigation has ‘shifted,’ Chicago police say – Bethonie Butler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/02/15/chicago-police-say-there-is-no-evidence-jussie-smolletts-assault-claims-are-hoax/
— How sexist will the media’s treatment of female candidates be? – Margaret Sullivan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at female candidates that Republicans 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/lifestyle/style/how-sexist-will-the-medias-treatment-of-female-candidates-be-rule-out-not-at-all/2019/02/15/117158e4-2fcb-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html
— Heather Nauert nomination sunk by nanny issues – Josh Rogin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/17/heather-nauert-nomination-sunk-by-nanny-issues/
— Why Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘loser teachers’ comment was ‘a chilling moment’ for educators around the world – Valerie Strauss (DIERSEN: What percentage of the teachers in your public school district 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? The biggest indicator of that percentage is the percentage of their students that 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://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/02/16/why-donald-trump-jr-loser-teachers-comment-was-a-chilling-moment-educators-around-world/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: You may recall that President Trump held a border wall rally in El Paso on Monday and that his eldest child, Donald Trump Jr., made a speech that roused the crowd. The president’s son drew cheers when he urged young conservatives to “bring it to your schools” (though he didn’t say exactly what “it” was) because “you don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth.”)

 

NEW YORK POST
— Will Jussie Smollett’s supporters admit they were wrong? – EDITORIAL
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/will-jussie-smolletts-supporters-admit-they-were-wrong/

 

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-haters promote hatred of Republicans.
https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/gop-hypocrisy-on-bigotry/article_b86bf50c-d2f0-5c8c-89d2-66fbc65f7abe.html

 

DESERT NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting religious people to be 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.deseretnews.com/article/900056177/life-at-the-border-church-volunteers-fill-the-humanitarian-gap-to-help-migrant-asylum-seekers-in-arizona.html

 

ARIZONA DAILY STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters say “Expanded border wall will do little to decrease illegal immigration.”
https://tucson.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/poll-expanded-border-wall-will-do-little-to-decrease-illegal/article_7f56dcde-6c88-5136-8069-040cbe8d2323.html

 

BUSINESS INSIDER
— ‘SNL’ mocked Trump’s border wall national emergency — and Trump wasn’t happy – Ellen Cranley
https://www.businessinsider.sg/snl-mocked-trump-national-emergency-alec-baldwin-wall-makes-safe-2019-2/

 

FORBES
— Jussie Smollett Says He Is “Further Victimized” By False Rumors Regarding His Assault – Adrienne Gibbs
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adriennegibbs/2019/02/17/jussie-smollett-says-he-is-further-victimized-by-false-rumors-regarding-his-assault/#1bf9b3b81bcc

 

STARS AND STRIPES
— Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits – DAMIAN PALETTA, MIKE DEBONIS, JOHN WAGNER, AMY B WANG, MISSY RYAN |
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/trump-s-declaration-of-national-emergency-hit-with-first-lawsuits-1.569034

 

NEWSWEEK
— FOX NEWS REJECTS ADVERTISEMENT CONDEMNING FASCISM, CNN AND MSNBC TO AIR EDITED VERSION OF COMMERCIAL – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are fascists who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.newsweek.com/cnn-msnbc-air-anti-nazi-ad-rejected-fox-news-1333922
— CONSERVATIVE HOST S.E. CUPP SLAMS REPUBLICANS FOR FORGETTING THEIR ‘PRINCIPLES’ IN SUPPORT OF TRUMP’S EMERGENCY DECLARATION – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/conservative-host-republicans-forgetting-principles-trump-national-emergency-1334026

February 16 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Aurora shooter’s FOID card was revoked; gun never confiscated – BEN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/02/16/aurora-shooters-foid-card-was-revoked-gun-never-confiscated/

 

ABC7
— Aurora shooting: Victims identified in shooting at Henry Pratt Company; gunman was terminated employee with felony conviction
https://abc7chicago.com/aurora-shooting-victims-idd;-shooter-had-gun-illegally-just-been-fired/5141841/
— Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-emergency-declaration-faces-fights-in-the-courts/5141869/

 

NBC5
— President Donald Trump to City of Aurora After Shooting: ‘America is With You!’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Aurora-Shooting-Trump-Briefed-Illinois-Officials-Respond-505906381.html

 

CBS2
— Police: Aurora Gunman Gary Martin Not Legally In Possession Of Firearm
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/16/aurora-gunman-gary-martin-not-legally-in-possession-of-firearm/
— Neighbors Of Shooter Gary Martin Describe Him As a ‘Loner’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/15/aurora-mass-shooting-gary-martin/
— Minimum Wage Hike Gives Fast Food Operators Major Headaches – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/14/minimum-wage-hike-gives-fast-food-operators-major-headaches/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/illinois-democrats-propose-expanded-abortion-access-1

 

WLS AM
— Democratic presidential contenders step up calls for gun control legislation following Illinois shooting
http://www.wlsam.com/news/democratic-contenders-step-up-calls-for-gun-control-legislation-following-illinois-shooting/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Aurora victims identified; killer’s gun should’ve been seized in 2014, cops say – Nader Issa, Sam Charles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/aurora-shooting-victims-identified-gary-martin/
— 6 dead in Aurora factory shooting; mom says gunman was laid off, ‘stressed out’ – Mitchell Armentrout, Tom Schuba and Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/active-shooter-reported-at-west-suburban-aurora-factory/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Aurora shooter had a gun because a system designed to protect us failed – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-shooting-editorial-st-0217-story.html
— Gary Martin, gunman in Aurora shooting, had history of threatening behavior – Stacy St. Clair, Rafael Guerrero, Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-gary-martin-aurora-shooter-20190216-story.html
— In wake of mass shooting, Aurora tragically takes its turn in the national spotlight – Denise Crosby
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-aurora-shooting-st-0217-story.html
— Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year, according to group’s analysis – Christopher Ingraham
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-amazon-federal-taxes-profits-analysis-20190216-story.html
— Is it OK for restaurants with a mostly white clientele to play rap songs that use the N-word? This man says no – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/schmich/ct-met-schmich-n-word-eric-williams-20190215-story.html
— Trump’s declaration of national emergency hit with first lawsuits – Damian Paletta, Mike DeBonis, John Wagner, Amy B Wang
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-border-wall-national-emergency-lawsuits-20190216-story.html
— Amazon decision a win for Democrats’ rising left wing – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–democrats-liberal-lean-20190215-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora shooting victims named; shooter had gun illegally, cops say – Katlyn Smith and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190216/aurora-shooting-victims-named-shooter-had-gun-illegally-cops-say
— VIDEO: Debate between Wheaton mayoral candidates
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190213/in-case-you-missed-it-watch-debate-between-wheaton-mayoral-candidates
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the Associated Press acts like it is a paid agent of the Democrat Party and of foreign countries that are invading America.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190216/news/302169988/
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190216/news/302169969/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Pritzker must present balanced budget, no gimmicks – Editorial
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190216/our-view-pritzker-must-present-balanced-budget-no-gimmicks

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Minimum wage: Pritzker wins one but miffs Republicans – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190216/statehouse-insider-pritzker-wins-one-but-miffs-republicans

 

SOUTHERN
— Southern Illinois legislators, business owner say minimum wage hike will move businesses out of state – MARILYN HALSTEAD
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/southern-illinois-legislators-business-owner-say-minimum-wage-hike-will/article_a84162f9-40df-5f1d-8fdf-e9448d307a3a.html

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump’s National Emergency Faces Legal Challenges On 3 Main Fronts – GREG MYRE
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/trumps-national-emergency-faces-legal-challenges-3-main-fronts#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township appoints new Supervisor, ends local gov’t shutdown – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/02/dupage-twp-appoints-new-supervisor-ends-local-govt-shutdown/

 

TOWNHALL
— Wait, CBS Decided To Cut Away From Trump’s National Emergency Presser…Because of This – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/02/16/wait-cbs-decided-to-cut-away-from-trumps-national-emergency-presserbecause-of-this-n2541611
— Socialists Win One in New York City – Dan Celia
https://townhall.com/columnists/dancelia/2019/02/16/socialists-win-one-in-new-york-city-n2541587

 

DAILY WIRE
— ACLU, Other Leftist Groups Threaten To Sue Trump Administration Over Border Wall National Emergency Declaration – ASHE SCHOW
https://www.dailywire.com/news/43562/aclu-other-leftist-groups-threaten-sue-trump-ashe-schow

 

THE HILL
— Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump’s national emergency for border wall – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/430365-protests-planned-across-us-on-presidents-day-in-response-to

 

CNN
— Shooter in deadly Illinois rampage was not supposed to own a gun, police say – Jason Hanna, Faith Karimi and Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/us/illinois-aurora-shooting/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump’s Attempt to Circumvent Congress Leaves Uneasy Senate Republicans With Hard Choice.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/16/us/politics/trump-republican-party.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Man accused in Aurora mass shooting had been convicted for beating girlfriend with baseball bat – Kristine Phillips
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/16/man-kills-five-warehouse-shooting-spree-shortly-after-being-fired-illinois-police-say/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Going to church is America’s key to long and happy lives – Timothy P. Carney (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. What do you say to my church-going critics/opponents, their church-going operatives, and their church-going dupes who demonize me, who denigrate me, and who condemn me because I am not a member of any church, because I do not attend church services, and because I do not give money to a church? Should I write a book about them?)
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/going-to-church-is-americas-key-to-long-and-happy-lives/

 

FRESNO BEE
— Supporters of Trump’s border wall gather in Fresno, are ‘ready for the backlash’ – CRESENCIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO
https://www.fresnobee.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/political-notebook/article226331750.html

 

CHIEF LEADER
— Standard Deductions Vs. Itemized Deductions – BARRY LISAK
http://thechiefleader.com/news/professionals_column/standard-deductions-vs-itemized-deductions/article_ec2f24aa-2f00-11e9-be62-3f8177d2c300.html

February 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Willowbrook Sterigenics plant shut down Friday night
https://abc7chicago.com/health/willowbrook-sterigenics-plant-shut-down-friday-night/5141207/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘Dark money’ fund spends over $700K in TV ads against Bill Daley in Chicago mayor’s race – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayors-race-ad-blitz-20190215-story.html
— Lake Ridge teen honored for volunteer work – Meredith Colias-Pete (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? What discourages you from volunteering to serve as an officer of your Republican township/county party organization? Do those who dominate your Republican township/county party organization demand blind loyalty to them and to them only? Are your demographics bad, for example, are you a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or have your ancestors have been in America for a long time? Ever-increasingly, the Republican Party makes it clear a) that it wants those who are minority, female, and/or young and b) that it wants to get rid of those who are White, male, and/or old.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-lake-ridge-flowers-volunteer-award-st-20190207-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In wake of scandal, Democratic Party of Illinois taps new executive director – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/scandal-illinois-democratic-party-mary-morrissey-tim-mapes/
— Pritzker budget to boost education, use marijuana money, freeze income tax – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: To push pot is to destroy Illinois.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/pritzker-budget-boost-education-recreational-marijuana-money-freeze-income-tax-sports-betting-vaping/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In his first budget address, Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to pitch an “austere” spending blueprint with no increase in the state income tax rate, a bump in education funding and revenue from business licenses to sell recreational marijuana. Pritzker told the Chicago Sun-Times he will also push for taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping, and for the legalization of sports betting to help bring in more immediate revenue. As for his plan to legalize recreational marijuana — which will take time to negotiate and pass in the Illinois General Assembly — the governor’s office said the budget is “banking some revenues,” from legalizing marijuana, “but just from the selling of the licenses.”)
— Smollett beating investigation bombshell gives fresh fodder to Trump supporters – Mary Mitchell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/smollett-beating-investigation-bombshell-gives-fresh-fodder-to-trump-supporters/

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legislation would greatly expand reproductive rights in Illinois – Rebecca Anzel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/health/abortion-reproductive-rights-illinois-general-assembly/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers (Casten, Foster, and Schneider) among those seeking to overturn Trump emergency – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190215/suburban-lawmakers-among-those-seeking-to-overturn-trump-emergency

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— New GOP exec director – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190112/bernard-schoenburg-davis-votes-for-funding-on-agency-by-agency-basis
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ANTHONY SARROS, a Decatur native who has also lived in Springfield and is now in Chicago, is the new executive director of the Illinois Republican Party. Sarros, 28, went to Mount Zion High School and has a political science degree, with a minor in business, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His parents still live in Decatur. Sarros was political director of Gov. BRUCE RAUNER’S re-election campaign, and had earlier been political director of the state GOP, data director for the House Republican Organization, and field office manager on Rauner’s 2014 campaign. When LaHood first ran for Congress in special primary and general elections in 2015, Sarros was deputy campaign manager and field director. Before getting into politics, he worked in jobs including being assistant to the Midwest scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “In the wake of the 2018 election, Republicans have the opportunity to offer a stark contrast from the governing Democrats to the voters in Illinois,” Sarros said. “It will be a challenge.” Sarros took over for TRAVIS STERLING, who took a job as director of development at the American Principles Project. That Arlington, Virginia-based organization also has an executive director from Illinois — TERRY SCHILLING, son of and one-time campaign manager for former U.S. Rep. BOBBY SCHILLING, R-Colona. The elder Schilling won a single term in the old 17th Congressional District in 2010, when that oddly shaped district included part of Springfield.)

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legislation would greatly expand abortion rights in Illinois – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190215/legislation-would-greatly-expand-abortion-rights-in-illinois

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— GOP leader Richard Porter with “storied history” to speak at Stark County Lincoln lunch – Gary L. Smith
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190215/gop-leader-with-storied-history-to-speak-at-stark-county-lincoln-lunch

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Davis Continues Advocacy for Bipartisanship – Doug Jenkins (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, bipartisanship has meant a) Democrats win and b) Republicans lose.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=279617#.XGgkKch_OM8

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Lincoln Day Dinner Scheduled for February 23rd Features Jeannie Ives –
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/02/15/lincoln-day-dinner-scheduled-for-february-23rd-features-jeannie-ives-copy/

 

WBEZ
— What’s That Building? Blanchard Hall At Wheaton College And The Underground Railroad – Dennis Rodkin
https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift/whats-that-building-blanchard-hall-at-wheaton-college-and-the-underground-railroad/484bc97e-b846-4763-bbd4-fc215a2efab7

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Ideas Illinois chair: Legislators should release their own tax returns – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511774432-ideas-illinois-chair-legislators-should-release-their-own-tax-returns
— ‘Illinois is already the abortion capital of the Midwest,’ Pro-Life advocate Eric J. Scheidler says – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511774447-illinois-is-already-the-abortion-capital-of-the-midwest-pro-life-advocate-says

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Lowering taxes at top of list for self-made man, mayoral candidate Wilson – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: Are you “self-made?” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would shout that I am not. They would shout that I was a lowly failed wage-earner 1964-1997 and I have been a lowly failed retiree since 1997.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511766880-lowering-taxes-at-top-of-list-for-self-made-man-mayoral-candidate-wilson
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Enter the 70-year-old Wilson, who is running for mayor of Chicago amid a field of candidates that seems to grow by the day. Wilson, a self-made millionaire businessman, said his greatest selling point is that he’s different from the career politicians now in the race. “I’m not running for a paycheck,” Wilson said, adding that he plans to use his own money to finance his campaign. “The truth is I’m running to help all the people of this city who still do need a paycheck to be able to make a better living.” A resident of Chicago since 1965, Wilson went from picking cotton during the Jim Crow era, making 20 cents an hour, to being one of the first black owners of a McDonald’s restaurant. He took a struggling location and turned it around within a year, earning top accolades including the Outstanding Store Award and Top Sales Performer. The restaurant’s performance led to Wilson owning several around Chicago.)
— Hernandez endorsement: Mayoral candidate Wilson outshines ‘tired old players’ in Chicago – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: Are you a “tired old player?” My critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 70 years old.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511775916-hernandez-endorsement-mayoral-candidate-wilson-outshines-tired-old-players-in-chicago

— City of Wheaton City Council met January 22 – Angelica Saylo Pilo
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511777291-city-of-wheaton-city-council-met-january-22

 

OPEN THE BOOKS
— VIDEO CLIP: The War on Waste on Fox Nation’s Deep Dive (DIERSEN: What have you done to fight government waste? GAO fights government waste. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325/year. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes dismiss, belittle, badmouth, demonize, denigrate, and condemn that.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRbmFK2sYgI&feature=youtu.be

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Public Libraries Still Unsafe – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/pornography/public-libraries-still-unsafe-for-families-and-children/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Key moments in actor Jussie Smollett’s Chicago attack – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/16/key-moments-in-actor-jussie-smolletts-chicago-atta/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Why Trump doesn’t like Ann Coulter anymore – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/why-trump-doesnt-like-ann-coulter-anymore

 

FOX NEWS
— Aurora workplace shooter was set to be fired by company, police chief says – Louis Casiano (DIERSEN: Have you been fired? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that constructively, the federal government fired me in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I must be ONE OF THE WORSE PEOPLE ON EARTH a) because the federal government fires extremely few of its employees and b) because I had far more job qualification than my coworkers. I had earned job-related master’s degrees when I was 48, 31, and 27 and a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21. I had earned job-related professional certifications when I was 48, 47, 45, 41, 32, and 30. I had earned a job-related professional license when I 32.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/aurora-workplace-shooter-was-set-to-be-fired-by-comapny

— Political malpractice forced Amazon out of NYC — And it wasn’t just Ocasio-Cortez – Steve Levy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/political-malpractice-forced-amazon-out-of-nyc-and-it-wasnt-just-ocasio-cortez

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Why I Haven’t Mentioned Jussie Smollett Until Now
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/02/15/why-i-havent-mentioned-jussie-smollett-until-now/
— They Want You to Lose Faith in Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/02/15/a-trump-supporter-begins-to-lose-faith/

 

LIFESITE NEWS
— Police investigating whether ‘MAGA’ attack on gay actor another left-wing hoax – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/report-police-investigating-whether-maga-attack-on-gay-actor-another-left-w

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— DEMOCRATS’ SEMANTIC ABSURDITY OVER BORDER WALL Brent Smith notes hatred for Trump ‘clouds what little judgment they have
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/democrats-semantic-absurdity-over-border-wall/

 

BREITBART
— ‘Undocumented, Unafraid’–Illegal Immigrants Protest ICE, Demand Amnesty – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/15/watch-undocumented-unafraid-illegal-immigrants-protest-ice-demand-amnesty/
— Trump Pledges to ‘Take Care of ICE,’ Then Signs Bill Crippling Agency’s Power to Deport Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/15/trump-pledges-to-take-care-of-ice-then-signs-bill-crippling-agencys-power-to-deport-illegal-aliens/
— Trump Decries Catch and Release While Expanding Release of Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/15/trump-decries-catch-release-while-expanding-release-illegal-aliens/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump Should Just Let the Democrats Self-Destruct – Gary Gindler
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/trump_should_just_let_the_democrats_selfdestruct.html
— Breaking the Left’s Deception of Black Americans – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/breaking_the_lefts_deception_of_black_americans.html

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Is California Dreamin’ Now California Nightmare? – Steve Byas
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/31501-is-california-dreamin-now-california-nightmare

 

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Can’t Hide Crazy – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2019/02/16/democrats-cant-hide-crazy-n2541597

 

NEWSMAX
— Illinois Governor Eyes Bond Sale, Tax Hike to Save Pensions
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/illinois-governor-bond-sale/2019/02/15/id/902903/
— Ann Coulter: Trump’s an ‘Idiot,’ That’s the National Emergency – Jason Devaney
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/ann-coulter-donald-trump-border-wall/2019/02/15/id/902974/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY ISN’T JUST AT THE BORDER, IT’S IN WASHINGTON D.C. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272887/national-emergency-isnt-just-border-its-washington-daniel-greenfield

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— EXPERTS: BILL WILL SPARK ‘LARGEST SURGE’ EVER OF MINORS Immigration groups warn of budget’s ‘landmines,’ ‘poison pills’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/experts-bill-will-spark-largest-surge-ever-of-minors/

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Why isn’t Trump using the most obvious and effective executive actions for the border? – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/isnt-trump-using-obvious-effective-executive-actions-border/

 

THE HILL
— Democrats ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG (DIERSEN: Republicans support the emergency order. RINOs oppose the emergency order. RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/430292-dems-ready-aggressive-response-to-trump-emergency-order-as-gop-splinters
— CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a Nazi: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/430323-cnn-msnbc-to-air-ad-turned-down-by-fox-over-nazi-imagery
— Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration – NIV ELIS (DIERSEN: Republicans support the emergency order. RINOs oppose the emergency order. RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/430271-business-conservative-groups-slam-trumps-national-emergency-declaration

 

ABC NEWS
— JANUARY 10, 2019 FLASHBACK: Here’s a list of the 31 national emergencies that have been in effect for years Here’s a list of the presidents who declared still ongoing national emergencies. – Kendall Heath
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/list-31-national-emergencies-effect-years/story

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-presidency-national-emergency.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/opinion/trump-border-wall-national-emergency.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-border-emergency-announcement.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/trump-national-emergency-congress.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/fact-checking-trump-emergency-border.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/national-emergency-trump.html
— The Power of Raw, Honest Stories About Money – Ron Lieber (DIERSEN: Everyone involved in government, politics, and/or journalism should be required to disclose where their money came from. Since 1966, virtually all my money has come from a) Social Security (since 2010, currently $2,118/year), b) Civil Service Retirement System (since 1997, currently $53,316/year), c) GAO (1980-1997, $125,325/year in 1997 in today’s dollars), d) IRS (1971-1980, $91,880/year in 1980 in today’s dollars), Firestone Stores (1970-1972), and Post Office (1966-1969, $16.91/hour in 1969 in today’s dollars).)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/your-money/gaby-dunn-chanel-reynolds-vicki-robin-interview.html
— Bill Weld Will Challenge Trump for 2020 Republican Nomination – Alexander Burns (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how strongly will the anti-Trumps support Weld?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/bill-weld-trump-2020.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— CNN and MSNBC will run anti-Nazi ad that Fox News rejected – Steven Zeitchik (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a Nazi: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/02/16/cnn-msnbc-will-run-anti-nazi-ad-that-fox-news-rejected-filmmakers-say/
— TREASONOUS: Border communities begin legal challenges to Trump’s emergency declaration, wall construction – Robert Moore and Daniel Tyx
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/border-communities-begin-legal-challenges-to-trumps-emergency-declaration-wall-construction/2019/02/15/78fae72a-316d-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Look at African-American History, Through the Numbers In recognition of Black History Month, here are a few facts and figures about the African-American experience in the U.S. – Jo Craven McGinty (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Black representation in Congress is coming closer to mirroring U.S. demographics.” Does German-American representation in Congress mirror U.S. demographics? Does Missouri Synod Lutheran representation in Congress mirror U.S. demographics? Does CPA representation in Congress mirror U.S. demographics?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-look-at-african-american-history-through-the-numbers-11550232000

 

USA TODAY
— Google plans to add tens of thousands of new jobs as it expands in 14 states – Edward C. Baig (DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the LESS LIKELY THAT GOOGLE WILL OFFER YOU A JOB: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/02/13/google-hire-tens-thousands-new-data-centers-offices/2862599002/

 

BOSTON GLOBE
— In challenge to Trump, Bill Weld exploring 2020 run as a Republican – Michael Levenson (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how strongly will the anti-Trumps support Weld?)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2019/02/15/former-massachusetts-governor-bill-weld-explore-running-for-president-says/wgPTWQR2t0iHIVHigO7vYO/story.html

 

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— Should Blacks challenge Black candidates more than white ones? (DIERSEN: Should Whites challenge White candidates more than minority ones? Should males challenge male candidates more than female ones? Should older people challenge older candidates more than younger ones? Should Christians challenge Christian candidates more than non-Christian ones? Should German Americans challenge German American candidates more than non-German American ones? Should non-veterans challenge non-veteran candidates more than veteran ones? Should rich people challenge rich candidates more than non-rich ones?)
https://www.phillytrib.com/should-blacks-challenge-black-candidates-more-than-white-ones/article_655526fe-6fb7-550f-8bac-59628156e80c.html

 

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL
— A new ‘freedom caravan’ of primarily Cuban migrants is trying to reach US – MARIO J. PENTON
https://www.abqjournal.com/1281280/a-new-freedom-caravan-of-primarily-cuban-migrants-is-trying-to-reach-us.html

 

WIRO SEATTLE
— Hate groups allowed to flourish underground largely unchecked – Deborah Horne (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, a hate group is one that does NOT promote 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. According to the Democrats, a hate group is one that is NOT 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.kiro7.com/news/local/hate-groups-allowed-to-flourish-underground-largely-unchecked/921027688

 

KELO
— Never Too Old To Make A Difference – Kelli Volk (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? How old are you? How soon will the age limit a) to serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain be set at say age 25, b) to serve as an officer of a Republican township/ward/county organization be set at say age 30, c) to serve as an Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee member be set at say age 35, and d) to serve as an IRP officer, IRP National Committeeman, or IRP National Committeewoman be set at say age 40? How soon will you have to be a minority or a female to hold any of the aforesaid positions? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote a) age discrimination and b) reverse discrimination to curry favor with those who are younger, minority, and/or female.)
https://www.keloland.com/news/eye-on-keloland/never-too-old-to-make-a-difference/1786149544

 

FORTUNE
— TREASONOUS: Parties Line Up to Sue Trump on ‘National Emergency’ Declaration – KARTIKAY MEHROTRA, ANDREW HARRIS, and BLOOMBERG
http://fortune.com/2019/02/15/trump-declared-national-emergency/

 

DAILY NATION
— How to keep your career moving forward – JAMES KAHONGEH (DIERSEN: What hindered your career from moving forward? For me, for a career in the private sector, it was my being draft bait until I was 22 years old in 1971 and Oldsmobile withdrawing a job offer in 1971 that I had accepted because it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. For me, for a career in the federal government, it was my avoiding the draft, my being a Republican, my complaining about political affiliation discrimination, my complaining about reverse discrimination, my complaining about age discrimination, and my becoming in 1988 an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged the federal government with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. For me, for careers in both the private sector and the federal government, it was my not having a degree from an Ivy League university, my not earning an MBA until I was 27, my not passing the CPA examination until I was 30, my not earning master’s degree in accounting until I was 31, my not passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination until I was 32, and my not becoming a licensed CPA until I was 32. For me, for careers in both the private sector and the federal government, because since the 1960s employers have been under tremendous pressure to hire, retain, and promote minorities and females and because they have always been under tremendous pressure to hire veterans, it was my being a White male non-veteran.)
https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/mynetwork/How-to-keep-your-career-moving-forward/3141096-4981820-mscuhl/index.html

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7

— Aurora shooting: At least 5 dead, multiple wounded including officers at Henry Pratt Company; gunman also dead
https://abc7chicago.com/aurora-shooting-at-least-5-dead-multiple-wounded-including-officers;-gunman-also-dead/5140701/

— President Donald Trump declares national emergency to build border wall – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-declares-national-emergency-to-build-border-wall/5139874/

 

NBC5
— President Trump Congratulates Law Enforcement For Response To Aurora Workplace Shooting
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/15/trump-aurora-shooting/
— Aurora Shooting: Trump Briefed, Illinois Officials Respond
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Aurora-Shooting-Trump-Briefed-Illinois-Officials-Respond-505906381.html

 

CBS2
— Aurora, Illinois: Suspect Shot Dead Following Workplace Shooting
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/15/breaking-active-shooter-report-in-aurora/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Gunman dead, 4 officers shot in active shooter situation in Aurora
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/police-respond-to-reports-of-active-shooter-in-aurora
— Trump declares national emergency to build border wall
http://www.fox32chicago.com/facebook-instant/border-wall-national-emergency-government-funding-trump

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 5 dead in Aurora factory shooting; mom says gunman was laid off, ‘stressed out’ – Mitchell Armentrout, Tom Schuba and Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/active-shooter-reported-at-west-suburban-aurora-factory/
— Pritzker wants to put off pension payments — as if the future will never arrive – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/j-b-pritzker-pensions-illinois-finances-rich-miller/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Aurora shooting updates: 5 dead, 5 cops wounded in attack at Illinois manufacturing firm; suspect killed in shootout with police
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-police-st-0217-story.html
— Look out, taxpayers: When governments have more pensioners than employees – Editorial (DIERSEN: I fully expect that GAO has far more retirees than it has employees. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-pensions-cook-county-maria-pappas-20190214-story.html
— Amid census concerns in Aurora, groups are pushing to avoid an undercount: ‘We have a lot at stake’ – Sarah Freishtat
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-aurora-census-count-st-0217-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Cops: Suspect in Aurora mass shooting dead
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190215/cops-suspect-in-aurora-mass-shooting-dead–
— The Latest: Trump says he’ll sign national emergency – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190215/news/302159933/
— Trump’s national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190215/news/302159903/
— Glenbard superintendent: Marijuana use a growing problem – David F. Larson
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190215/glenbard-superintendent-marijuana-use-a-growing-problem

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Digging out or shoveling in? Pritzker’s great leap backward By blaming everything on Rauner and the budget impasse, a new assessment by the Pritzker administration hides the reality that our problems are structural, systemic and old. Our government is broken. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/digging-out-or-shoveling-pritzkers-great-leap-backward
— Ken Griffin aims to give another $1M to Daley’s campaign: sources The financier’s donations—potentially totaling $2 million—would make him the biggest contributor among the major businesspeople supporting Bill Daley’s run. – LISA BERTAGNOLI
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/ken-griffin-aims-give-another-1m-daleys-campaign-sources

 

  1. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
    — JANUARY 23, 2019 FLASHBACK: Stress Over Shutdown Hits Veterans Who Work For The Federal Government Hard – CHAD DAVIS (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn a) the federal government as being “the employer of last resort,” b) the work experience that federal employees gain as being worthless, and c) past, present, and future federal employees as being disgusting lazy stupid losers who should be gotten rid of.)
    https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stress-over-shutdown-hits-veterans-who-work-federal-government-hard#stream/0
    (FROM THE ARTICLE: Now veterans and their advocates are worried how financial instability is affecting this group of federal workers’ mental health, especially since many veterans consider the federal government an employer of last resort. “Being unstable financially can cause a whole lot of more issues for our veterans,” Rogers said. “Not only we came to where some of us couldn’t get jobs once we got out the military, we have to be trained because nobody was accepting the jobs we did.”)

 

WILL
— Illinois Lawmakers React To Shutdown Vote, Emergency Declaration – JENNA DOOLEY
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/illinois-lawmakers-react-to-shutdown-vote-emergency-declaration

 

WEEK
— Illinois Democrats balk, Republicans mum about Trump national emergency declaration
https://week.com/news/political/2019/02/15/illinois-democrats-balk-republican-mum-about-trump-national-emergency-declaration/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for border wall – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/white-house-scrambles-to-find-pots-of-money-to-use-for-border-wall

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Donald Trump, We’ll See You In Court’: California To Sue Over Emergency Declaration – CHRIS HAGAN
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/donald-trump-well-see-you-court-california-sue-over-emergency-declaration#stream/0
— Where Funding For Trump’s Border Wall Might Come From – DAVID WELNA
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/where-funding-trumps-border-wall-might-come#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEVINS TO IL GOP LEADERSHIP: EMBRACE PARTY PLATFORM OR STEP DOWN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/nevins-to-il-gop-leadership-embrace-party-platform-or-step-down-.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On February 9th, the Illinois Republican Central Committee held an open-to the public meeting. If you are not aware of this, cut yourself some slack: most of the precinct committeemen I know were also unaware of it-which logically means that their committees weren’t aware of it either. Nevertheless, approximately sixty concerned observers attended the meeting; the public portion lasted three hours after which the committee adjourned to do their sausage making in private. After a bit of jocular banter by Chairman Tim Schneider, a discussion ensued over precisely how much time to allot to non-member statements. In a move that illustrates the leadership’s reluctance to actually listen to its base, the committee members voted to allow sixty seconds per speaker and the microphone was passed around to those interested. Twelve individuals took the opportunity to speak their minds. I was one of them-and – owing to a kind soul who donated his moment in the sun- I took a little more than my allotment.)
— ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS TO REQUIRE HIGHEST MINIMUM WAGE IN MIDWEST (DIERSEN: Democrat and RINO politicians have passed many laws that require employers to do many things, including to give preference to those who are minority, female, and/or veteran, that is, to discriminate against those who are White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/illinois-to-have-highest-minimum-wage-in-the-nation.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Should the state sell the Tollway to boost the pension funds?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/15/should-the-state-sell-the-tollway-to-boost-the-pension-funds/
— Southern Illinois state’s attorney Brandon Zanotti vows not to enforce assault weapons ban if it becomes law
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/15/southern-illinois-states-attorney-vows-not-to-enforce-assault-weapons-ban-if-it-becomes-law/
— Daley would keep hope alive for those who want pension benefit cuts
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/15/daley-would-keep-hope-alive-for-those-who-want-pension-benefit-cuts/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump declares national emergency on border, taking extra money for wall – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/15/trump-declares-national-emergency-border-wall/

 

NEWSMAX
— Forget ‘New Green’: Here’s My ‘Red, White, Blue’ Deal – Andrew Packer
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/andrewpacker/red-white-blue-deal/2019/02/15/id/902928/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Politics Over Art: 53 Illegal Immigrants Become 2019 Grammy Winners – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2019/02/15/politics-over-art-53-illegal-immigrants-become-2019-grammy

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Democrats and the Diversity Dilemma – PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/buchanan/the-democrats-and-the-diversity-dilemma/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— President Trump And Texas Governor Greg Abbott Can Use The Constitution To Build The Wall – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29692

 

DAILY CALLER
— KNOWING EXACTLY NOTHING ABOUT THE AURORA SHOOTING, CHELSEA CLINTON AND OTHERS CALL FOR GUN CONTROL – Tim Pearce
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/15/chelsea-clinton-aurora-gun-control/
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS PUSHED BACK-DOOR GUN CONTROL 7 TIMES — IN ONLY 16 DAYS – Virginia Kruta
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/15/illinois-lawmakers-pushed-back-door-gun-control/
— TRUMP SIGNS SPENDING DEAL TO GET $1.375B FOR THE WALL – Amber Athey
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/15/trump-signs-bill-avoid-second-shutdown/

 

GOPUSA
— A Bad Bill That Makes Illegal Immigration Worse – Bobby Eberle
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=65188
— Pelosi warns Democrat president could declare national emergency on guns
http://www.gopusa.com/pelosi-warns-democrat-president-could-declare-national-emergency-on-guns/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Failure of the Deal – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/the-failure-of-the-deal/

 

THE HILL
— Mandatory E-Verify: The other border wall – R.J. HAUMAN
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/429656-mandatory-e-verify-the-other-border-wall
— Judge rules against Walmart for firing employee with medical marijuana card – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/429822-judge-rules-against-walmart-for-firing-employee-with-medical

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump declares border national emergency to bipartisan skepticism.”
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/15/politics/donald-trump-border-national-emergency-immigration/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/national-emergency-trump.html
— Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question – Adam Liptak
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/supreme-court-census-citizenship.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— At least 5 civilians dead and 5 officers wounded in shooting in Aurora, Ill., officials say – Michael Brice-Saddler, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux and Reis Thebault
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/15/active-shooter-aurora-illinois/
— Shutdown averted: President Trump has signed a sweeping spending bill hours before funding expired for parts of the government – John Wagner, Josh Dawsey and Damian Paletta
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-border-emergency-the-president-plans-a-10-am-announcement-in-the-rose-garden/2019/02/15/f0310e62-3110-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html
— Supreme Court takes up Trump administration’s plan to ask about citizenship in census – Robert Barnes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-takes-up-trump-administrations-plan-to-ask-about-citizenship-in-census/2019/02/15/1e0ce8e8-3138-11e9-8ad3-9a5b113ecd3c_story.html
— Trump’s border emergency: Democrats vow to fight ‘phony’ declaration – John Wagner, Josh Dawsey and Damian Paletta
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-border-emergency-the-president-plans-a-10-am-announcement-in-the-rose-garden/2019/02/15/f0310e62-3110-11e9-86ab-5d02109aeb01_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Gunman Kills Five in Illinois Factory Shooting – Erin Ailworth
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gunman-injures-four-officers-and-several-civilians-in-aurora-ill-factory-11550272497
— Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Legality of Census Citizenship Question The 10-year questionnaire to U.S. residents is used to allocate government funding and reshape the number of congressional seats – Brent Kendall and Janet Adamy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-agrees-to-decide-legality-of-census-citizenship-question-11550255991

February 15 Morning Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump will sign border deal, but will declare emergency
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-will-sign-border-deal-but-will-declare-emergency/5139874/
— Police investigating whether Jussie Smollett staged attack with help of others; Persons of interest remain in custody
https://abc7chicago.com/sources-police-investigating-whether-smollett-staged-attack-with-help-of-others/5139942/

 

WGN TV
— Metra seeking $5 billion from state to modernize ‘oldest passenger fleet in the country’ – SHANNON HALLIGAN
https://wgntv.com/2019/02/14/metra-seeking-5-billion-from-state-to-modernize-oldest-passenger-fleet-in-the-country/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration considering selling state buildings and land to pay for pensions – Dan Petrella, Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-dan-hynes-illinois-budget-20190214-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE OF BILL DALEY: How Bill Daley became rich at the crossroads of government and business – Todd Lighty (DIERSEN: Everyone involved in government, politics, and/or journalism should be required to disclose where their money came from. Since 1966, virtually all my money has come from a) Social Security (since 2010, currently $2,118/year), b) Civil Service Retirement System (since 1997, currently $53,316/year), c) GAO (1980-1997, $125,325/year in 1997 in today’s dollars), d) IRS (1971-1980, $91,880/year in 1980 in today’s dollars), Firestone Stores (1970-1972), and Post Office (1966-1969, $16.91/hour in 1969 in today’s dollars).)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bill-daley-wealth-20190215-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Why police in suburbs, nation are facing a shortage of new recruits – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (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/news/20190215/why-police-in-suburbs-nation-are-facing-a-shortage-of-new-recruits
— Shutdown averted, but roots of immigration crisis are untouched – Editorial (DIERSEN: The “roots” of the “immigration crisis” are Democrats and RINOs. Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190212/editorial-shutdown-averted-but-roots-of-immigration-crisis-are-untouched

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— LaHood opposes budget, border deal; other Central Illinois lawmakers sign on – DEREK BEIGH
https://herald-review.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/lahood-opposes-budget-border-deal-other-central-illinois-lawmakers-sign/article_0d2a45cf-a4b7-5109-b1f2-b60550ba8791.html

 

WGLT
— Advocates Seek Justice, Gun Control Measures at B-N Event – RYAN DENHAM (DIERSEN: “Seek justice” is code for getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.wglt.org/post/advocates-seek-justice-gun-control-measures-b-n-event#stream/0

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal – Clare Proctor (DIERSEN: What negatives have you faced that were larger than you expected? For me, they include the nastiness and viciousness of the Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs who dominate/dominated the Post Office, IRS, GAO, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, American Association of Political Consultants, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois. For me, they include the nastiness and viciousness of the individuals, companies, and governments that I have sued.)
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2019/02/15/city/pritzker-faces-larger-deficit-than-expected-going-into-illinois-budget-proposal/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— What’s in the government funding bill Trump agreed to sign? – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/whats-in-the-government-funding-bill-trump-agreed-to-sign

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Thapedi (D-Chicago) files bill that would give high school students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their class — and achieve certain standardized test scores — guaranteed admission at Illinois public universities.
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/thapedi-touts-top-10-talent-u-i-says-no#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), wanted to know whether undocumented students would qualify. “If you are a non-citizen, if you’re here illegally and you graduate from high school … in the top 10 percent, will you also get automatic enrollment into one of our public universities? There’s nothing in here that establishes citizenship as part of the requirement to be in the top 10 percent, is there?”)

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— When a Suburb Loses Its Headquarters The exodus of corporate HQs to Chicago has left surrounding towns scrambling to fill the void. – ROBERT REED
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/March-2019/When-a-Suburb-Loses-Its-Headquarters/

 

AMERICAN BUSINESS IMMIGRATION COALITION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs make it clear that they are anti-American.
https://mailchi.mp/americanbic/vvnms20cdi-811905

 

REAL DEAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2019/02/13/prospect-of-legalizing-recreational-weed-in-illinois-has-developers-landlords-seeing-green/

 

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— TGIF! Illinois Playbook will not publish Monday, Feb. 18. Look for the next morning newsletter to hit your inbox Tuesday, Feb. 19. Enjoy the long weekend–I know I will. – SHIA KAPOS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails go out each and every morning and each and every evening, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes encourage everyone to ignore government and political news and commentary that comes out on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/02/15/attack-ad-blasts-daleys-banking-career-new-poll-its-a-5-way-dash-to-the-finish-beto-to-visit-chicago-394715

 

WIREPOINTS
— Trifecta: Prtizker Administration’s Pension Plan For Illinois Will Center On Three Strokes Of Folly – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/trifecta-prtizker-administrations-pension-plan-for-illinois-will-center-on-three-strokes-of-folly/
— If Pritzker were really honest about Illinois’ budget shortfall, he’d say it’s $9 billion, not $3.2 billion – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/if-pritzker-were-really-honest-about-illinois-budget-shortfall-hed-say-its-9-billion-not-3-2-billion/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Illinois Right to Life director says Pritzker wants to shore up abortion laws in case Roe v. Wade is overturned – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511774360-illinois-right-to-life-director-says-pritzker-wants-to-shore-up-abortion-laws-in-case-roe-v-wade-is-overturned
— GOP denies Pritzker’s claim of bipartisan support for minimum wage hike – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511775207-gop-denies-pritzker-s-claim-of-bipartisan-support-for-minimum-wage-hike

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT HAS A LOT OF PROBLEMS, REVENUE ISN’T ONE OF THEM – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-government-has-a-lot-of-problems-revenue-isnt-one-of-them/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pritzker keeps private pay records for top aides hidden – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pritzker-keeps-private-pay-records-for-top-aides-hidden/article_551a9a32-2fe0-11e9-b051-43ccce865533.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Pro-Life Rally & Lobby Day: March 20 – Kathy Valente
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/pro-life-rally-lobby-day/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago police push back against reports that Jussie Smollett staged hate attack – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chicago-police-push-back-against-reports-that-jussie-smollett-staged-hate-attack

 

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— 5 insane provisions in the amnesty omnibus bill – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/5-insane-provisions-amnesty-omnibus-bill/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— TRUMP TO FORMALLY DECLARE BORDER EMERGENCY The battle over America’s security heats up. – Matthew Vadum
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272878/trump-formally-declare-border-emergency-matthew-vadum

— AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION WAS THE ONLY WAY TO GET A WALL DONE – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272876/emergency-declaration-was-only-way-get-wall-done-daniel-greenfield

 

TOWNHALL
— AOC Is No Outlier – David Limbaugh
https://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2019/02/15/aoc-is-no-outlier-n2541525

 

NEWSMAX
— Mr. President, Veto the Open Borders Bill – Frank Gaffney
https://www.newsmax.com/frankgaffney/bill-down-payment-spending/2019/02/14/id/902766/

 

DAILY CALLER
— TRUMP FREES UP $8 BILLION TO BUILD THE WALL – Mike Brest
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/14/trump-national-emergency-border-wall/
— PELOSI WARNS THAT A FUTURE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT COULD DECLARE NATIONAL EMERGENCY TO PUSH GUN CONTROL – Kerry Picket (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that they hate America and that they hate its citizens.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/14/pelosi-warns-trump-emergency-gun-control/

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump plans to allocate $8 billion to fund border wall, source says
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-declare-national-emergency-to-fund-border-wall-source-says

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media Ignore Beto Crowd Smashing Trump Piñata, Carrying Mexican Flags – Randy Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/randy-hall/2019/02/14/media-ignore-beto-crowd-smashing-trump-pi%C3%B1ata-carrying-mexican-flags
— Media’s Ugliest Attacks on Gun Rights Supporters Post-Parkland – Geoffrey Dickens
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2019/02/14/flashback-medias-ugliest-attacks-gun-rights-supporters-post

 

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Terrible Open Borders Bill Tells Us What Both Parties Really Want
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/02/14/terrible-open-borders-bill-tells-us-what-both-parties-really-want-2/

 

BREITBART
— Experts: GOP/Dem Deal to Spark ‘Largest Surge’ of Young Border Crossers ‘Country Has Ever Seen’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/14/experts-gop-dem-deal-to-spark-largest-surge-of-young-border-crossers-country-has-ever-seen/
— Donald Trump to Announce State of Emergency Before Weekend Trip to Florida – Charlie Spiering
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/14/donald-trump-to-announce-state-of-emergency-before-weekend-trip-to-florida/
— Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens Memorialized to Chuck Schumer Staff – Michelle Moons
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/14/angel-families-illegal-aliens-memorialized-chuck-schumer-staff/
— GOP Legislators Grab More Cheap Labor, Give Democrats Policy Wins on Border Security – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/14/gop-legislators-grab-more-cheap-labor-give-democrats-policy-wins-on-border-security/
— Rush Limbaugh: Compromise Border Bill Is Pelosi, Schumer Telling Trump ‘Pfft You’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/02/14/rush-limbaugh-compromise-border-bill-is-pelosi-schumer-telling-trump-pffft-you/
— Pence Pays Homage to Jews, Poles Who Resisted Nazis – AP (DIERSEN: My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Nazis in WWII. My father would have too if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.breitbart.com/middle-east/2019/02/15/pence-pays-homage-to-jews-poles-who-resisted-nazis/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE CRUELEST, MOST RIDICULOUS EPITHET AGAINST TRUMP Joseph Farah notes Dems successfully used ‘Big Lie’ tactic against president
https://www.wnd.com/2019/02/the-cruelest-most-ridiculous-epithet-against-trump/

 

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NY Times: Yes, Omar is a Bigot — But Trump is a Bigger One – Brian McNicoll
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/ny-times-yes-omar-is-a-bigot-but-trump-is-a-bigger-one/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Two Nigerian immigrants to be charged for Jussie Smollett ‘hate crime’ – Taylor Day
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/two_nigerian_immigrants_to_be_charged_for_jussie_smollett_hate_crime.html
— Sign the border deal and take the issue to 2020 – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/sign_the_border_deal_and_take_the_issue_to_2020.html

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Alternate Realities: The State of the Union versus The State of the Media – Nicholas L. Waddy
https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/14/alternate-realities-the-state-of-the-union-versus-the-state-of-the-media/

 

AMERICAN GENIUS
— Connecticut could make it illegal to ask a job applicant’s age, graduation dates A recent court ruling makes ageism against job applicants legal, but at least one state is taking action. – AprilJo Murphy (DIERSEN: How old are you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) stress that I was born way back in 1948, b) acknowledge that I earned a bachelor’s degree in management, but stress that it was way back in 1970, c) acknowledge that I earned an MBA, but stress that it was way back in 1976, d) acknowledge that I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, but stress that it was way back in 1979, e) acknowledge that I earned master’s degree in accounting, but stress that it was way back in 1980, f) acknowledge that I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, but stress that it was way back in 1981, g) acknowledge that I became a licensed CPA, but stress that it was way back in 1981, h) acknowledge that I earned master’s degree in financial markets and trading, but stress that it was way back in 1997, i) acknowledge that I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, but stress that it was way back 1971-1980, and j) acknowledge that I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, but stress that it was way back 1980-1997.)
https://theamericangenius.com/business-news/job-applicant-ageism/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— What to Do About the Rebirth of Socialism – Matthew Continetti
https://freebeacon.com/columns/what-to-do-about-the-rebirth-of-socialism/

 

FEDERALIST
— By Scuttling The Amazon Deal, AOC Just Opened Herself Up To A Primary Challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez killed a deal to bring 25,000 jobs to New York City that was overwhelmingly popular, especially among minorities. Will she pay a price? – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2019/02/14/scuttling-amazon-deal-aoc-just-opened-primary-challenge/

 

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A White-hater says “Muslims and Jews must focus on facing the common threat of white supremacy.” How soon will White-haters officially declare war on Whites? Ever-increasingly, for their self-defense, Whites are buying firearms and ammunition.
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/430034-muslims-and-jews-must-focus-on-facing-the-common-threat-of-white
— McCabe book: Sessions once said FBI was better off when it ‘only hired Irishmen’- ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430133-mccabe-book-sessions-once-said-fbi-was-better-off-when-it-only-hired

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele sides with Democrats and with foreign countries against Republicans and against America.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-steele-trump-national-emergency_n_5c6636dde4b01757c369e993

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— A Black Group Says Mardi Gras Blackface Honors Tradition. Others Call It ‘Disgusting.’ – Richard Fausset
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/us/zulu-parade-new-orleans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Face-Saving Way Out of Crisis Raises Fears Over Rule of Law.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/us/politics/trump-national-emergency-law.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Amazon had New York City in the bag. Then left-wing activists got fired up. – Eli Rosenberg and Reis Thebault (DIERSEN: What damage do left-wing activists plan on inflicting on your neighborhood, on your precinct, on your municipality, on your township/ward, and on your county?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/14/how-amazons-big-plans-new-york-city-were-thwarted-by-citys-resurgent-left-wing/
— Fox News loves American history. Just not Nazi American history. – Erik Wemple (DIERSEN: My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Nazis in WWII. My father would have too if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/14/fox-news-loves-american-history-just-not-nazi-american-history/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “Andrew McCabe’s disturbing account of working for Sessions and Trump.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/andrew-mccabes-disturbing-account-of-working-for-sessions-and-trump/2019/02/14/91eba5a4-3081-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— As an undocumented worker, I cleaned Trump’s golf club. Now, I’m a voice for all immigrants. I am undocumented, but I am not a violent criminal. Millions of immigrants like me live in the shadows, afraid to emerge because of Trump’s rhetoric. – Victorina Morales (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters glorify and praise illegals. During the summer of 1966, when I was 17 years old, I cleaned golf shoes for the Flossmoor Golf Club.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2019/02/14/victorina-morales-donald-trump-golf-course-immigrant-column/2837895002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that they hate America and that they hate its citizens.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/02/14/trump-national-emergency-sets-precedent-republicans-regret-editorials-debates/2876522002/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/15/donald-trump-border-wall-national-emergency-uncommon-u-s-history/2876638002/
— President Trump is forced into declaring a national emergency Congress fails to deal with the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border – Jody Hice
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/02/14/president-trump-has-been-forced-into-declaring-national-emergency-editorials-debates/2876398002/

 

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
— Attention Working Americans: Democrats Want To Hike Payroll Taxes By $1.5 Trillion – Editorial
https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/social-security-payroll-taxes/

 

PRESS ENTERPRISE
— Capitalism got AOC where she is today. Why won’t she defend it? – ELAINE PARKER (DIERSEN: What helped advance your career? 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.pe.com/2019/02/11/capitalism-got-aoc-where-she-is-today-why-wont-she-defend-it/

 

WALLA WALLA UNION BULLETIN
— Support for Trump drives haters crazy – Roberta Bardsley
http://www.union-bulletin.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/support-for-trump-drives-haters-crazy/article_47c29fe0-30aa-11e9-9dc5-6f41a88d83d8.html

 

GOVERNING
— Like a petulant child, Amazon insists on getting its way or takes its ball and leaves.
http://www.governing.com/government-quotes/gov-michael-gianaris.html

 

FED SMITH
— 7 Best Places in the U.S. to Retire on A Federal Pension – Chris Harper (DIERSEN: Illinois is not on this list.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/02/14/7-best-places-u-s-retire-federal-pension/
— Study Says Federal Employees Weren’t Prepared for the Shutdown – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Why haven’t those who viciously demonize, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn past, present, and future federal employees as being grossly overpaid written about this?)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/02/14/study-says-federal-employees-werent-prepared-shutdown/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 57% of federal workers said the shutdown negatively impacted their life; 23% said they would need to borrow money or dip into their savings after one to two weeks without pay. Many federal workers didn’t have enough cash savings to get them through the shutdown. 41% of respondents either considered or resorted to options like: Taking out a loan (17%) Dipping into retirement savings (19%) Applying for a new credit card (13%) Borrowing from family and friends (22%) Cashing out equity on a home or property (4%) Using crowdfunding sites (3%) Approximately one third said they sought supplemental income through gig-economy work (i.e. driving for Uber) 35% of federal workers said the government shutdown affected their ability to save for or make a major life purchase and of those, 38% said they would need to put off buying a house. 60% said they had to cut back on buying essentials (i.e. groceries) Many federal workers are fed up: 5% quit their jobs following the shutdown, 10% are actively looking for a new job, and 14% are thinking about looking for a new job.)

 

NEWSWEEK
— JEFF SESSIONS PREFERRED FBI HIRED IRISHMEN: ‘THEY WERE DRUNKS BUT THEY COULD BE TRUSTED,’ BOOK CLAIMS – DAVID BRENNAN
https://www.newsweek.com/jeff-sessions-andrew-mccabe-ireland-fbi-drunks-trusted-racism-attorney-1332583

 

DAILY MAIL
— TREASONOUS: Beto O’Rourke says he would ‘absolutely’ tear down Trump’s wall, along with 600 miles of existing barriers at the US-Mexico border – MEGAN SHEETS
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6707687/Beto-ORourke-says-tear-Trumps-wall-existing-barriers-Mexico-border.html

February 14 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS
— Trump will sign border security bill, declare national emergency, White House says – Alex Pappas
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mcconnell-says-trump-prepared-to-sign-border-security-bill-and-will-declare-national-emergency

 

ABC7
— Illinois minimum wage bill raising hourly rate to $15 passes House – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-minimum-wage-bill-raising-hourly-rate-to-$15-passes-house/5139199/

 

NBC5
— Illinois House Votes to Increase Minimum Wage to $15-an-Hour by 2025 The plan would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-house-minimum-wage-vote-jb-pritzker-505854731.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House sends $15 minimum wage to Gov. Pritzker – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/house-sends-15-minimum-wage-to-pritzker

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Here’s what’s in – and what’s not in – the $333 billion-plus budget bill – Mike DeBonis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-cb-congress-budget-bill-highlights-20190213-story.html
— Highland Park raises concerns with marijuana legalization as debate over recreational use intensifies in Illinois – Karen Berkowitz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-highland-park-recreational-marijuna-concerns-tl-0221-story.html
— State Democrats propose laws expanding abortion access — including repeal of parental notification for minors – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-illinois-abortion-bills-20190214-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— A casino on Southeast Side likely to profit off addiction and racial segregation – Judy Levey and Brian Malone
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/a-casino-on-southeast-side-likely-to-profit-off-addiction-and-racial-segregation/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Five ways to economic growth in DuPage County – JOHN CARPENTER
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190214/five-ways-to-economic-growth-in-dupage-county

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— $15 minimum wage bill goes to Pritzker The governor is expected to quickly sign a measure he has supported now that the House has approved it by a wide margin. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/15-minimum-wage-bill-goes-pritzker

— Emanuel, Pritzker renew Amazon push The mayor and the governor are moving fast to take advantage of Amazon’s decision to drop its New York HQ2 plans. Read their letter to the company. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/emanuel-pritzker-renew-amazon-push

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McHenry County Board bashes State Rep. David McSweeney’s township bill Resolution in the works to oppose proposed McSweeney legislation – ED KOMENDA
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/02/14/mchenry-county-board-bashes-state-rep-david-mcsweeneys-township-bill/azeiyse/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Groups formed to advocate on taxes, other issues – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190213/bernard-schoenburg-groups-formed-to-advocate-on-taxes-other-issues

 

WMBD
— East Peoria H.S. Students Allegedly Distributed Marijuana-Laced Snacks
https://www.1470wmbd.com/east-peoria-h-s-students-allegedly-distributed-marijuana-laced-snacks/

 

WSIL TV
— Trump gains weight, now considered obese; cholesterol down – AP
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/39967910/trump-gains-weight-now-considered-obese

 

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison endorses Dr. Willie Wilson for Chicago Mayor
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2019/02/14/cook-county-gop-chairman-sean-morrison-endorses-dr-willie-wilson-for-chicago-mayor/

 

CITY OF EVANSTON
— Calendar Meeting List
https://www.cityofevanston.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/12490/

 

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Republican Party Statement on the Illinois House’s Passage of Minimum Wage Hike
https://illinois.gop/lllinois-republican-party-statement-illinois-houses-passage-minimum-wage-hike/

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Wirepoints says Pritzker does not want ‘ordinary Illinoisans’ to know facts behind state’s budget crisis – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511775194-wirepoints-says-pritzker-does-not-want-ordinary-illinoisans-to-know-facts-behind-state-s-budget-crisis
— McGlasson calls for Illinois GOP Chairman Schneider to ‘do the right thing’ and resign – Karen Kidd (DIERSEN: Illinois Republicans anxiously await the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) to publish a report on its February 9, 2019 State Central Committee (SCC) meeting in Bolingbrook, including a summary of the results of its “ILGOP Vision 2020” survey. The meeting included reports by IRP Chairman Tim Schneider and Co-Chairman Mark Shaw, IRP National Committeeman Richard Porter, IRP National Committeewoman Demetra Demonte, and the IRP SCC members. IRP SCC members are listed at: https://illinois.gop/who-we-are/officials/. Jeanne Ives addressed the meeting for 10 minutes. Meeting attendees included Richard Berner, John Biver, Carol Davis, Babette Holder, Bill Hogan, Doug Ibendahl, James Marter, Matt Quigley, Jan Shaw, and Allen Skillicorn. During the public comment portion of the meeting, attendees were given the opportunity to identify themselves and speak. The meeting ran from 9:30 AM until after 2:30 PM with only a short break for lunch. I posted a copy of the survey questions and my responses at the end of the February 9, 2019 GOPUSA ILLINOIS Morning Edition Email.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511770993-mcglasson-calls-for-illinois-gop-chairman-schneider-to-do-the-right-thing-and-resign
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Less than a year after an alleged attempt by now former Gov. Bruce Rauner to purge him from the Illinois GOP’s central committee, a committeeman earlier this week called upon the party’s chairman to resign. “I am respectfully asking our Chairman Tim Schneider to step aside for the good of the party in the future,” 16th Congressional District Representative John McGlasson said in a letter read into the record during the Republican State Central Committee’s meeting over the weekend. “Even though we disagree with many things, he is a good and honorable man. His work on behalf of the party merits our respect.” But that work apparently has not been good enough for McGlasson, and “his nearly five years of party leadership can only be described as disastrous,” the letter stated. “We have no Republican Constitutional Officers, we are in the super-minority in both houses of the General Assembly and the party’s finances are in dire straits.” Former State Representative Jeanne Ives reportedly spoke at the meeting and made a request similar to McGlasson’s.)

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS HOUSE BILL WOULD CLOSE JUDICIAL ELECTIONS LOOPHOLE – Joe Barnas
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-house-bill-would-close-judicial-elections-loophole/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House Progressive Caucus unveils agenda
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/14/house-progressive-caucus-unveils-agenda/
(FROM THE AGENDA: Adult use of cannabis: Legalizing marijuana use by adults, with tight regulations and sensible taxation, will reverse a trend of senseless incarceration for minor drug users and create economic benefits for Illinois.)
— Stop by for free cocktails next Tuesday! (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contain no advertising and they are free. All the time and all the money necessary to put those emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening comes out what is left of my life and my retirement income. He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/14/stop-by-for-free-cocktails-next-tuesday/
— With Griffin money and Tribune backing, does Daley still support a progressive income tax?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/14/with-griffin-money-and-tribune-backing-does-daley-still-support-a-progressive-income-tax/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Trump emergency’ triggers the indignant press
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/14/inside-the-beltway-trump-emergency-triggers-the-in/
— Trump has up to $21 billion to use for emergency wall building – Ben Wolfgang and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/14/trump-has-21-billion-use-emergency-wall-building/
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she’s fine with sitting president smoking pot – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/14/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-says-shes-fine-sitting-pr/

 

GOPUSA
— Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence
http://www.gopusa.com/marijuana-mental-illness-and-violence/
— 2020 candidate Kamala Harris says she smoked marijuana in college while listening to music that didn’t exist yet
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=64938

 

DAILY CALLER
— IMMIGRATION HAWKS SOUND ALARM ON CONGRESSIONAL BORDER WALL DEAL – Amber Athey and Saagar Enjeti
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/14/immigration-restrictionists-border-wall-deal-land-mines/


— THE WASHINGTON POST STOPPED ITS FACT-CHECKING OPERATION FOR OCASIO-CORTEZ – Noah Wall
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/14/wall-washington-post/

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Social Engineering Doesn’t Work? Blame the Genes The science shows that human nature is largely fixed, much to the chagrin of both left and right. – ROBERT VERBRUGGEN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/social-engineering-doesnt-work-blame-the-genes/

 

THE HILL
— GOP braces for Trump’s emergency declaration – JORDAIN CARNEY AND NIV ELIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/430121-gop-braces-for-trumps-emergency-declaration

 

ROLL CALL
— GOP congressman who supports border wall deployed to the border Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger is a reconnaissance pilot in the Air National Guard – Emily Kopp
http://www.rollcall.com/news/republican-congressman-who-supports-trumps-border-wall-deployed-to-the-border

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Cliff Sims worked for the White House. Now Trump wants to silence him. – Mark S. Zaid (DIERSEN: After wasting my career and forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors certainly did not want to silence me. They wanted everyone to know about GAO’s Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and “up-or-out” policies, that is, that GAO gets rid of its employees who a Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote 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. Obviously, the aforesaid policies help GAO recruit and retain Democrats, minorities, females, younger people, and veterans.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/14/cliff-sims-worked-white-house-now-trump-wants-silence-him/

 

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s national emergency order likely to be blocked by courts: DOJ – Joe Tacopino
https://nypost.com/2019/02/14/trumps-national-emergency-order-likely-to-be-blocked-by-courts-doj/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rumps say “Trump’s Political Emergency His border order will divide Republicans and may be stopped in court.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-political-emergency-11550188998

 

BLOOMBERG
— Wilbur Ross, Ivanka Trump Introduce Workforce Advisory Board – Margaret Talev (DIERSEN: Are/were you in the workforce? I was in the workforce 1964-1997.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-13/wilbur-ross-ivanka-trump-introduce-workforce-advisory-board

February 14 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Revenue from video gaming exceeds state casinos for the first time – BEN BRADLEY (DIERSEN: What percent of the money lost gambling in Illinois is lost by those a) who have saved little or nothing for their retirement, b) who have severe financial and/or health problems, c) who are wards of the state or will be wards of the state, and/or d) who are also addicted to booze, opioids, pot, etc. – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://wgntv.com/2019/02/13/revenue-from-video-gaming-exceeds-state-casinos-for-the-first-time/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Aldermanic candidate David Krupa files $4 million defamation suit against CTU – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermanic-candidate-files-4-million-defamation-suit-against-ctu/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The latest suit holds that Muir, a teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School in the 13th Ward, used a CTU letterhead when she penned a note to ward residents accusing Krupa of cyberbullying and cyberstalking. “Mr. Krupa harassed and bullied me through breaching a school computer system and posting disturbing language and images that shocked me and my student,” Muir wrote in the letter, which implores residents not to vote for Krupa. “My sense of personal safety and security were violated, and this letter is part of my effort to hold him accountable for his behavior,” she wrote.)
— Democrats expect to send minimum wage bill to Pritzker Thursday — as GOP balks – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: Did you ever work for the minimum wage? I did 1964-1966 washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School. If S.S. Kresges had to pay me $15/hour in today’s dollars back then, it probably would have hired an illegal instead of me. If you had earned $15/hour in today’s dollars when you were young, what would you have done with that money? I did not start earning $15/hour in today’s dollars until I was 18 in September of 1966. I earned far less than $15/hour in today’s dollars when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; and cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966. If had earned $15/hour in today’s dollars 1962-1966, I probably would have bought a new loaded 1966 Pontiac GTO in 1966 instead of the new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I bought. What job requirements did you have to meet before you first earned $15/hour in today’s dollars? Job requirements that I had to meet in 1966 included: be a United States citizen, be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, pass an employment test, pass a physical examination, have a driver’s license, pass a truck driving test, pass a background investigation, and have a car to use to make deliveries with.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/democrats-send-minimum-wage-bill-pritzker-thursday-house-vote-gop-against/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190214/dont-make-it-easy-for-trump-to-hide-his-failure
— Want transparency? Get rid of ‘shell’ bills – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190213/want-transparency-get-rid-of-shell-bills
— No tollway board, no matter: Route 53 study keeps bringing consultants millions – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190214/no-tollway-board-no-problem-controversial-route-53-study-keeps-bringing-consultants-millions

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Biz faces life without clout in Springfield A higher minimum wage. Signs of more pension borrowing. A push for a graduated income tax. If you thought the business community still had significant influence in a Democrat-dominated capitol, this week offered a kick to the gut. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/biz-faces-life-without-clout-springfield

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Minimum wage is not an issue to rush – Editorial
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190209/our-view-minimum-wage-is-not-issue-to-rush

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois lawmaker Tom Bennett, R-Pontiac, eyeing 4 to 6 new statues at Capitol complex – Grant Morgan
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/02/14/illinois-republican-lawmaker-eyeing-4-to-6-new-statues-at-capitol-complex/awl0qvb/

 

NORTHWEST HERALD & HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois Republican lawmaker Patrick Windhorst proposes tighter restrictions on late-term abortions – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/02/13/illinois-republican-lawmaker-proposes-tighter-restrictions-on-late-term-abortions/apy963n/
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/gop-lawmaker-proposes-tighter-restrictions-on-late-term-abortions-in/article_8527df58-c1dd-5483-a0a2-dcd8b673e619.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Despite border funding compromise, McCarthy backs Trump on declaring an emergency – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/despite-border-funding-compromise-mccarthy-backs-trump-on-declaring-an-emergency

 

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— KANE COUNTY MOURNS LOSS OF MONTGOMERY TRUSTEE STAN BOND
http://kanecountyconnects.com/2019/02/kane-county-mourns-loss-of-montgomery-trustee-stan-bond/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Spin machine on full throttle in graduated income tax debate – Dan McCaleb
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/op-ed-spin-machine-on-full-throttle-in-graduated-income/article_def7e65a-2f19-11e9-927e-93f1666b9a73.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Going on Offense with Pro-Life Candidates – Benjamin Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/02/spotlight-going-on-offense-with-pro-life-candidates/

 

GOPUSA
— Texas Republicans to propose tapping rainy day fund for border wall (DIERSEN: If immigration is not limited/stopped, anti-Americans will soon be the majorities in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, etc. and those state will vote to leave the United States and join up with Mexico.)
http://www.gopusa.com/texas-republicans-to-propose-tapping-rainy-day-fund-for-border-wall-2/
— HUD examines racial, ethnic disparities within homeless populations (DIERSEN: Democrats blame Republicans for homelessness.)
http://www.gopusa.com/hud-examines-racial-ethnic-disparities-within-homeless-populations/

 

NEWSMAX
— Trump Says Wall Will Be Harder to Climb Than Mt. Everest – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mount-everest-border-wall-resistance-obstructionists/2019/02/13/id/902615/

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— And They Call Themselves “Progressives”? – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/02/and-they-call-themselves-progressives/

 

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Nancy Pelosi spreading Socialist Democracy like a modern Typhoid Mary – Paul H. Yarbrough
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/pelosi-socialist-democracy-typhoid-mary-113557/

 

TOWNHALL
— Can Any Of These Democrat Goofs Beat Trump? – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/02/14/can-any-of-these-democrat-goofs-beat-trump-n2541404

 

DAILY CALLER
— BETO’S RALLY SHOWED A CAMPAIGN DEAD ON ARRIVAL – Harlan Hill
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/13/hill-beto-dead/
— DEMOCRATS EXPRESS OPENNESS TO FEDERAL GUN REGISTRY – Kerry Picket
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/13/dems-open-allow-doj-firearms-registry/
— TRUMP DEMANDS CALIFORNIA PAY BACK FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR CANCELED BULLET TRAIN PROJECT – Evie Fordham
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/13/trump-california-money-train/
— LIBERAL HATRED AND HYPOCRISY TOOK CENTER STAGE YESTERDAY – Derek Hunter
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/14/liberal-hatred-and-hypocrisy/

 

HOT AIR
— Red Flag Gun Confiscations Already Number In The Thousands – JAZZ SHAW
https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/13/red-flag-gun-confiscations-already-number-thousands/

 

LIFE SITE
— Every 2020 Democrat candidate is pro-abortion and pro-LGBT – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/2020-democrat-hopefuls-united-against-life-marriage-religious-freedom

 

LIFEZETTE
— U.S. Will Hurtle ‘Down the Tracks to Fiscal Ruin’ If Progressives Win in 2020 – Kathryn Blackhurst
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/02/u-s-will-hurtle-down-the-tracks-to-fiscal-ruin-if-progressives-win-in-2020/
— AS CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TAKE OVER CALIFORNIA: Democrat Threatens Trump with ‘Heavy Price’ if He Bypasses Congress for Wall Funding California’s Garamendi warned of severe consequences – Kathryn Blackhurst
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/02/democrat-threatens-trump-with-heavy-price-if-he-bypasses-congress-for-wall-funding/

 

EPOCH TIMES
— How ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Amnesty Could Destroy American Liberty – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-illegal-immigrant-amnesty-could-destroy-american-liberty_2784861.html
— Over 1.4 Million Households Drop Out of Food Stamp Program Under Trump – PETR SVAB AND ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/over-1-4-million-households-drop-out-of-food-stamp-program-under-trump_2799356.html

 

THE HILL
— FEBRUARY 4, 2014 FLASHBACK: Building name recognition – DAVID HILL (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs are nasty. Since 2000, I have wanted to increase GOPUSA ILLINOIS email readership. Since 2000, my critics/opponents have worked very hard to discourage everyone from reading my emails. What should I do? Since 2000, my critics/opponents have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my emails have caused each and every defeat that Republicans have suffered in Illinois, and especially the defeats that they have suffered in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in Glen Ellyn. Since 2000, my critics/opponents have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things. Should I sue my critics/opponents?)
https://thehill.com/opinion/david-hill/197474-building-name-recognition

 

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Migrants waiting in a Mexican shelter riot over long waits, poor conditions. Nonprofit says scenes could be first glimpse of how Trump’s ‘remain in Mexico’ policy actually plays out when implemented.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/migrants-waiting-mexican-shelter-riot-over-long-waits-poor-conditions-n971321

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right – Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/us/politics/deal-government-shutdown.html
— How Do You Apologize? – Jeremy Engle (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize a) for each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email that I have sent out, b) for each and every article that I have linked to in those emails, and c) for each and every comment that I have included in those emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want me to apologize for causing all of the problems that they, that you, that I, and that everyone else has had, is having, and will have. My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/learning/how-do-you-apologize.html
— Navigating the Male-Female Work Relationship – Nicholas Kristof (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, at one time or another, they assigned me to supervise virtually every female that they hired. Of course, to get rid of me, they hoped those females would charge me with sexual harassment or even worse things. During my last 4 years there, a female supervised me, and the 4 years before that, she supervised my supervisor.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/opinion/me-too-male-bosses.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “More border surveillance tech could be worse for human rights than a wall.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/13/more-border-surveillance-tech-could-be-worse-human-rights-than-wall/

 

USA TODAY
— Why ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Lester Holt is teaching teens about fact-checking – Nathan Bomey (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://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/02/13/nbc-ester-holt-poynter-institute-mediawise-fact-checking/2857328002/

 

DALLAS NEWS
— Migrants enter U.S. in large groups near El Paso as tighter asylum controls lead them to new tactics – Alfredo Corchado
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2019/02/13/migrants-enter-us-large-groups-near-el-paso-tighter-asylum-controls-lead-new-tactics

 

WTNH
— Bill combating age discrimination looks to protect seniors searching for jobs (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) stress that I was born way back in 1948, b) acknowledge that I earned a bachelor’s degree in management, but stress that it was way back in 1970, c) acknowledge that I earned an MBA, but stress that it was way back in 1976, d) acknowledge that I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, but stress that it was way back in 1979, e) acknowledge that I earned master’s degree in accounting, but stress that it was way back in 1980, f) acknowledge that I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, but stress that it was way back in 1981, g) acknowledge that I became a licensed CPA, but stress that it was way back in 1981, h) acknowledge that I earned master’s degree in financial markets and trading, but stress that it was way back in 1997, i) acknowledge that I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, but stress that it was way back 1971-1980, and j) acknowledge that I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, but stress that it was way back 1980-1997.)
https://www.wtnh.com/news/politics/bill-combating-age-discrimination-looks-to-protect-seniors-searching-for-jobs/1779349850
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some politicians are looking to protect seniors who are searching for jobs. State lawmakers are introducing a bill that looks to combat age discrimination. The legislation would make it illegal for employers to ask for date of birth or graduation dates on job applications. According to an AARP survey, 61 percent of older workers have experienced discrimination due to their age.)

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Janus Barely Dents Public-Sector Union Membership Blue-state officials make legal moves to shore up an important source of political support. – Daniel DiSalvo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/janus-barely-dents-public-sector-union-membership-11550100582
— Let’s Make It Easier for People to Work Later in Life – Josh Gotbaum and Bruce E. Wolfe (DIERSEN: What do Gotbaum and Wolfe have to say about GAO’s policy of flushing its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran down the toilet if they 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://blogs.wsj.com/experts/2019/02/13/lets-make-it-easier-for-people-to-work-later-in-life/
— In Need of Workers, the Midwest Recruits From Puerto Rico Companies recruit on the island, which is losing population, to find people to work in Ohio, Iowa and Nebraska. – Erin Ailworth and Arian Campo-Flores (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.wsj.com/articles/in-need-of-workers-the-midwest-recruits-from-puerto-rico-11550140201
— Make Trump Popular Again While he strikes a tone of unity, his opponents seek ideological purity. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/make-trump-popular-again-11550100806
— The Border Wall, Mile by Mile What has been built so far along the U.S.-Mexico border, and what is expected next – Louise Radnofsky
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-border-wall-mile-by-mile-11550152535

 

FORBES
— Illinois Is Still Not Serious About Pension Funding – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2019/02/13/illinois-is-still-not-serious-about-pension-funding/#746eff47a901

 

WIRED
— AMERICANS ARE ABANDONING PUBLIC TRANSIT – AARIAN MARSHALL (DIERSEN: Do/did you regularly use public transit to get to/from work and/or school? I did in 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1978-1997.)
https://www.wired.com/story/transit-center-census-americans-public-transportation/

 

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— Critical Thinking: Will Robot Journalism Replace Human Journalists? – Evelyn Mateos
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/critical-thinking-will-robot-journalism-replace-human-journalists/

 

AD WEEK
— DECEMBER 28, 2018 FLASHBACK: People Who Share News Articles Trust Them, But People Who Research Them Don’t The Knight Foundation and Gallup released the results of a recent experiment – David Cohen (DIERSEN: I do not “trust” the articles that I share. I fully disclose their source and their author.)
https://www.adweek.com/digital/people-who-share-news-articles-trust-them-but-people-who-esearch-them-dont/

 

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.advocate.com/politics/2019/2/13/gay-hiv-positive-and-running-illinois

February 13 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Jeanne Ives was among the speakers at Milton Township Republican Central Committee’s outstanding meeting Wednesday evening, February 13, 2019, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall. Meeting attendees included Almiron, Berlin, Caruso, Cooper, Corrigan, Crane, Dangelo, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Grogan, Holder, Incrocci, Kachiroubas, Keller, Larsen, LeVan, Lofgren, Lollino, McGowen, McNeily, Menna, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Rash, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Walsh, and Whelan. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

ABC7
— ‘We’re looking for landmines’ in border bill, Trump says, before he’ll sign it – JOHN PARKINSON
https://abc7chicago.com/were-looking-for-landmines-in-border-bill-trump-says-before-hell-sign-it/5136771/
— Bill Daley defends $1M donation from Rauner’s biggest backer – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/bill-daley-defends-$1m-donation-from-rauners-biggest-backer/5137115/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Ted Cruz wants ‘El Chapo’ and drug lords to pay for border wall
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ted-cruz-wants-el-chapo-and-drug-lords-to-pay-for-border-wall

 

WLS AM
— Mendoza calls Bill Daley “Rauner’s mayor”
http://www.wlsam.com/2019/02/13/mendoza-calls-bill-daley-rauners-mayor/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Montgomery Trustee Stan Bond dies after battle with cancer – Judy Pochel
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/news/ct-abn-stan-bond-montgomery-st-0214-story.html
— Illinois’ wealthiest man giving $1 million to Chicago mayoral candidate Bill Daley – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ken-griffin-bill-dailey-donation-20190212-story.html
— Which Illinois politicians get money from state’s richest resident, Ken Griffin? – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ken-griffin-political-donations-20190213-story.html
— Illinois food stamp recipients will get March benefits early to ease gaps caused by government shutdown – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-food-stamps-march-benefits-illinois-20190213-story.html
— Help wanted: Rural America needs immigrants – Art Cullen
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-rural-iowa-immigrants-agriculture-farm-work-0214-20190213-story.html
— Republican Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s Air National Guard unit deployed to U.S.-Mexico border – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-congressman-adam-kinzinger-deployed-southern-border-mexico-20190213-story.html
— Bill Daley deflects criticism from opponents over $1M donation from Illinois’ wealthiest resident
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayors-race-bill-daley-20190213-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mendoza brands Daley ‘Rauner’s mayor’ after he accepts $1M from Ken Griffin – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mendoza-bill-daley-ken-griffin-1-million-donation-jeopardy-bruce-rauner-mayor-election-chicago-2019/
— Young progressives, beware of hitching your wagon to rising political stars – Michael Gecan
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020-democratic-presidential-nominee-progressive-politics/
— Chico demands moratorium on water shut-offs – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gery-chico-moratorium-water-shut-offs-gas-electric-chicago-mayor-election-2019/
— When Pritzker pays staffers out of his own pocket, where’s their loyalty lie? – Dennis M. Dohm, Retired Circuit Judge, Oak Lawn (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand loyalty to them, and to them only.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/j-b-pritzker-illinois-government-maga-hats-chicago-aldermen-corruption-phil-kadner/
— Wisconsin GOP sacks Colin Kaepernick’s name from Black History Month resolution – USA Today
https://chicago.suntimes.com/working/colin-kaepernick-black-history-month-resolution-wisconsin/
— What happened when we wore our MAGA hats to the Auto Show – Randy Rossi, Grayslake
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/maga-hats-chicago-auto-show-crumbling-infrastructure-lake-shore-drive-closures/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Watch live debate between Wheaton mayoral candidates Friday
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190213/watch-live-debate-between-wheaton-mayoral-candidates-friday

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Big biz money starts to move to Daley, but that brings risk Mayoral hopeful Bill Daley collects $1.5 million in a week—including $1 million from Ken Griffin—in a city where many voters are looking for change. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/big-biz-money-starts-move-daley-brings-risk
— 10 suburbs on list of 100 richest places in U.S. At No. 10, north suburban Glencoe is highest locally on the 2019 Bloomberg Richest Places Index. – BRIANNA KELLY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/10-suburbs-list-100-richest-places-us
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Glencoe, Winnetka, Lake Forest, Hinsdale, Inverness, Long Grove, Oak Brook, Wilmette, Hawthorn Woods and Highland Park are in the top 100 in the 2019 Bloomberg Richest Places Index.)

 

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— GOP leader in Kane County Stan Bond dies of cancer ‘Everybody really loved Stan’ – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/02/14/gop-leader-in-kane-county-stan-bond-dies-of-cancer/af8l2rw/

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Minimum wage bill heads to House floor with no changes – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190213/minimum-wage-bill-heads-to-house-floor-with-no-changes

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— House floor vote on $15 minimum wage next – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/illinois-house-hears-15-minimum-wage-plan

 

WSPY
— Montgomery Trustee Stan Bond Passes After Battle With Cancer – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/montgomery-trustee-stan-bond-passes-after-battle-with-cancer/article_ac792e0e-2fb5-11e9-9919-ff9f507ddb48.html

 

WICZ
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger deployed to active duty on southern border – CNN
http://www.wicz.com/story/39960754/rep-adam-kinzinger-deployed-to-active-duty-on-southern-border

 

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, “the religious left” and “religious progressives” hint/imply/argue/shout that GOD is 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 anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/sen.-dick-durbin-the-religious-left-in-illinois-rep.-rodney-davis
— Rep. Rodney Davis On Taxes This Year And Universal Background Checks – NIALA BOODHOO, ALAN MONTECILLO AND ROBIN LINN
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/representative-rodney-davis

DUPAGE POLITICS
— Mapping the Decline of the GOP in DuPage County – Chris Ladd
https://dupagepolitics.org/2019/02/06/mapping-the-decline-of-the-gop-in-dupage-county/

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives: Dems to blame for budget woes – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511773518-ives-dems-to-blame-for-budget-woes
— Ives takes issue with efforts to control gun ownership – Glenn Minnis |
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511773587-ives-takes-issue-with-efforts-to-control-gun-ownership
— College of DuPage faculty have questions for Board of Trustees hopefuls – Karen Kidd
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511774396-college-of-dupage-faculty-have-questions-for-board-of-trustees-hopefuls

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Pritzker says there’s no comparison between Lincoln, Trump – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/pritzker-says-there-s-no-comparison-between-lincoln-trump/article_5db78162-2f8d-11e9-a52f-67f5fe688eba.html

 

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— More Abortion Extremism for Illinois – Kathy Valente
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/more-abortion-extremism-for-illinois/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP 14TH CD COMMITTEEMAN STAN BOND DIES OF CANCER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/il-gop-14th-cd-committeeman-stan-bond-dies-of-cancer.html
— UPDATE: ILLINOIS POISED TO REPEAL PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION LAWS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/illinois-poised-to-repeal-parental-notification-partial-birth-abortion-laws.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Restaurant Association takes heat for minimum wage deal
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/13/restaurant-association-takes-heat-for-minimum-wage-deal/

 

BREITBART
— Poll: Media’s All-Out Assault on Trump Only Hurts Trust in Journalists – John Nolte
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/13/poll-medias-all-out-assault-on-trump-only-hurts-trust-in-journalists/

 

GOPUSA
— Democrats expect Ralph Northam to be forgiven by black voters (DIERSEN: What would Northam have to do to be forgiven by Black voters?)
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-expect-ralph-northam-to-be-forgiven-by-black-voters/

 

CNN
— House Democrats call for FBI investigation of Trump golf clubs over undocumented workers – Priscilla Alvarez
https://www.wral.com/house-democrats-call-for-fbi-investigation-of-trump-golf-clubs-over-undocumented-workers/18190318/

 

CBS NEWS
— Illinois lawmakers try to protect abortion access as the fate of Roe v. Wade becomes unclear – KATE SMITH
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/illinois-lawmakers-try-to-protect-abortion-access-as-the-fate-of-roe-v-wade-becomes-unclear/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— When Politicians ‘Pounce’ Is it time for news editors to retire this cliché? – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-politicians-pounce-11550087643

February 13 Morning Edition

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP Leader Stan Bond passed. Rom. 8:38-39 I am convinced that neither death nor life neither angels nor demons neither present nor future nor any powers neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation will be able to separate us from the love of GOD in Christ Jesus – Allen Skillicorn
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/13/live-coverage-161/
— Everybody, calm down (DIERSEN: Pot pushers do everything that they can to get rid of me, just like those who push dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to paint themselves as being anti-Diersen. They would love it.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/13/everybody-calm-down-2/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: The black exodus
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/13/the-black-exodus/
— Daley called “Bruce Rauner’s mayor” for taking $1 million from Ken Griffin
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/13/daley-called-bruce-rauner%e2%80%99s-mayor-for-taking-1-million-from-ken-griffin/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Unhappy with border fence deal, Trump still expected to sign it and avoid shutdown – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-shutdown-wall-20190213-story.html
— Illinois’ wealthiest man giving $1 million to Chicago mayoral candidate Bill Daley – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-ken-griffin-bill-dailey-donation-20190212-story.html
— Civic Federation says Illinois should tax retirement income and cap spending, but Pritzker unlikely to go along – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: A major reason why more taxpayers have not left Illinois is that Illinois has not taxed their retirement income. Overwhelmingly, those who have more retirement income, say more than $50,000/year, own their homes and pay big real estate taxes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-budget-civic-federation-20190212-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The call to tax retirement income echoes a similar proposal last week from the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, which is made up of the city’s business elite. The Civic Federation has been pushing the idea for several years, though its recommendation hasn’t gained traction in Springfield. The watchdog group’s report notes that Illinois is one of only three states that have an income tax but don’t tax any retirement income. All of Illinois’ neighbor states tax retirement income in some form. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall called the state’s policy “an outdated and expensive exemption” that shifts the tax burden from wealthy retirees to working people. By taxing all retirement income that is subject to the federal income tax, Illinois could bring in $2.5 billion during the budget year that begins July 1, according to the report. Last week, the Pritzker administration projected a $3.2 billion budget deficit for the next fiscal year in a report that set the stage for a low-expectations budget plan next week.)
— Trump can only win again if Democrats keep moving leftward – Jonah Goldberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/sns-201902121032–tms–jgoldbrgctnjg-a20190213-20190213-column.html
— A teaching moment from Virginia Democrats: The dogma lives loudly within them – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-met-virginia-democrats-kass-20190212-story.html
— IRS watchdog: Shutdown caused ‘shocking’ drop in phone help – AP (DIERSEN: 45 years ago, in 1974, when I was a 25-year-old GS-11 (currently $67,638/year) IRS employee, I was in charge of all the many IRS employees in IRS’s Chicago office who answered taxpayer phone inquiries. Because of my performance on that assignment, IRS promoted me to GS-12 (currently $81,071/year.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-us-irs-watchdog-impact-of-shutdown-20190212-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Glen Ellyn trustee reverses course, won’t resign from current term – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/glen-ellyn-trustee-reverses-course-wont-resign-from-current-term

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Four Democratic lawmakers propose expanding reproductive, abortion rights in Illinois – REBECCA ANZEL
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/four-democratic-lawmakers-propose-expanding-reproductive-abortion-rights-in-illinois/article_f2ab69f0-d8e5-5fb2-ad1b-66913ade87c8.html

 

MARION
— Illinois faces $3.2M budget deficit – Jeff Rogers
http://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/news/20190211/illinois-faces-32m-budget-deficit

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/budget-deal-allows-far-less-money-than-trump-wanted-for-wall
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Taxpayer-funded abortions increase by 1,758 percent in one year – Rachel Droze
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/taxpayer-funded-abortions-increase-by-1758-percent-in-one-year
— National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion – MARTIN CRUTSINGER
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/national-debt-hits-new-milestone-topping-22-trillion
— Ted Cruz wants to pass ‘El Chapo Act’ to make notorious drug lord pay for border wall – Quixem Ramirez (DIERSEN: All individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that have encouraged illegal immigration should pay for The Wall.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/ted-cruz-wants-to-pass-el-chapo-act-to-make-notorious-drug-lord-pay-for-border-wall
— New bill working to repeal Illinois Parental Notice Abortion Act – Leslie Moreno
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/it-could-soon-be-legal-for-your-daughter-to-undergo-a-medical-procedure-without-your-conse
— Sangamon County ranked as one of the best places to retire – Katie Bandish
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sangamon-county-ranks-as-one-of-the-best-places-to-retire

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— As Goes Journalism, So Goes the Community
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/attend-goes-journalism-so-goes-community#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The number of news reporters has been declining for years – in print and broadcast, and markets of all sizes. One need only look at the Illinois State House Press Corps, whose numbers have dwindled from several dozen full-time, year-round reporters to a handful of credentialed journalists today, or the decreased size of local media news staff, to see the trend in our area.)

 

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep Skillicorn: Pritzker ‘does not have what it takes to reform’ – Karen Kidd
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/511773044-rep-skillicorn-pritzker-does-not-have-what-it-takes-to-reform

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— DUPED: HOW MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN AFSCME MEMBER DUES FLOW TO POLITICS – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/duped-how-millions-of-dollars-in-afscme-member-dues-flow-to-politics/

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says he won’t enforce proposed assault weapons ban – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/justice/prosecutor-says-he-won-t-enforce-proposed-assault-weapons-ban/article_9249b6fc-2efc-11e9-81d9-43ea345d4568.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONSERVATIVE GROUP URGES “NO” TO VOTE-BY-MAIL BILL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/oppose-vote-by-mail.html
— THERE ARE BETTER CHOICES THAN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have used against me the most the fact that I attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962. Ever-increasingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being 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.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/get-them-out-of-public-schools.html

 

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— MARIJUANA, MENTAL ILLNESS A​ND VIOLENCE – Walter E. Williams
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/marijuana-mental-illness-a%e2%80%8bnd-violence/

 

BREITBART
— Tech Elites, Donor Class Unite with GOP/Dems to Outsource White-Collar American Jobs – John Binder (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers talk and act like they want to get rid of their employees who are citizens of America and replace them with citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/12/tech-elites-donor-class-unite-with-gop-dems-to-outsource-white-collar-american-jobs/
— GOP/Dem Deal Keeps Catch and Release for Thousands of Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/12/gop-dem-deal-keeps-catch-and-release-for-thousands-of-illegal-aliens/
— Extremism, Scandals Rip Apart Democrat Party: Radicalism, Racism, Anti-Semitism, Sexism, Socialism Threaten Left’s Return to Power – Matthew Boyle
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/12/extremism-scandals-rip-apart-democrat-party-radicalism-racism-anti-semitism-sexism-socialism-threaten-lefts-return-to-power/
— GOP/Dem Deal Keeps Catch and Release for Thousands of Illegal Aliens John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/12/gop-dem-deal-keeps-catch-and-release-for-thousands-of-illegal-aliens/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republicans claim victory with border wall ‘down payment’ in spending deal – David Sherfinski and Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/12/republicans-secure-border-wall-down-payment-spendi/
— Black Virginia voters may forgive Democrats: ‘I can’t oust Gov. Northam for acting white in America’ – S.A. Miller (DIERSEN: Will Northam hint/imply/argue/shout at Black Virginia voters that if the let him say, he will do everything that he can to get rid of Whites?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/12/ralph-northam-virginia-democrats-may-be-forgiven-b/
— How Castro’s communism drives illegal immigration – Steve Hecht
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/12/how-castros-communism-drives-illegal-immigration/
— Migrant mini-caravan breaches border near site of Trump wall rally – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/12/migrant-mini-caravan-breaches-border-near-donald-t/

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Media Won’t Admit Walls Work—Study Shows Otherwise – Elizabeth Harrington
https://freebeacon.com/blog/media-wont-admit-walls-work-study-shows-otherwise/
— Report: More Than 1,700 Red Flag Orders in 2018 Law allows for temporary seizure of firearms from those deemed a threat to themselves or others – Stephen Gutowski
https://freebeacon.com/issues/report-more-than-1700-red-flag-orders-in-2018/
— Ocasio-Cortez Living in Luxury Navy Yard Apartment Building Democratic socialist had publicly worried about whether she could afford rent – Brent Scher
https://freebeacon.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-living-in-luxury-navy-yard-apartment-building/

 

HOT AIR
— Looks Like The Citizenship Question Is Back On The Census Again – JAZZ SHAW
https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/12/looks-like-citizenship-question-back-census/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Capitol Hill GOP Caves On Border Wall Deal
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29674

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Trump: Money from Border Deal ‘Will Be Hooked Up With Lots of Money from Other Sources’ – R. Mitchell
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/02/trump-money-from-border-deal-will-be-hooked-up-with-lots-of-money-from-other-sources/
— Menendez Attacks Trump For Classifying Drunk Driving Illegals As ‘Criminal’ – Tim Pearce (DIERSEN: If you are in a country illegally, you are a criminal.)
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/02/menendez-attacks-trump-for-classifying-drunk-driving-illegals-as-criminal/
— More than 300 Illegal Aliens Taken into Custody by Border Patrol Agents in New Mexico – R. Mitchell
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/02/more-than-300-illegal-aliens-taken-into-custody-by-border-patrol-agents-in-new-mexico/

 

TOWNHALL
— Sheriff Organizations and Law Enforcement Officials Concerned About Dem ‘Poison Pill’ on Border Funding – Sarah Lee
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahlee/2019/02/12/sheriff-organizations-and-law-enforcement-officials-concerned-about-dem-poison-pill-on-border-funding-n2541370

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— AN INCOMPLETE COMPROMISE BORDER DEAL Will President Trump accept and fill in the gaps on his own? – Joseph Klein
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272857/incomplete-compromise-border-deal-joseph-klein

 

DAILY CALLER
— GINSBURG’S HEALTH RAISES FRIGHTENING HISTORY OF INCAPACITY AND DISABILITY ON THE SUPREME COURT – Kevin Daley
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/12/supreme-court-ginsburg-incapacity/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Single-Payer: The Gateway to Socialist Paradise – Andrew Thomas
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/singlepayer_the_gateway_to_socialist_paradise.html

 

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— White Privilege Doesn’t Mean Anything—And That’s the Point – Mark Bauerlein (DIERSEN: How have Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion impacted you? Because of AA, Diversity, and Inclusion, I became a federal employee. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. That made me unemployed because Firestone Stores, my employer at the time, had fired me for accepting Oldsmobile’s offer. My being unemployed directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.amgreatness.com/2019/02/12/white-privilege-doesnt-mean-anything-and-thats-the-point/

 

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— When Irish Eyes Are Closed to History If Ireland stops teaching its past, are they doomed to repeat it? – JOHN RODDEN AND JOHN ROSSI
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/when-irish-eyes-are-closed-to-history/

 

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump shreds Dems for wanting to ‘execute’ babies, promises to protect ‘millions’ of innocent unborn – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-shreds-northam-for-infanticide-millions-of-innocent-beautiful-babies

 

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Jabs at Beto O’Rourke for Smaller Rally Size – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-jabs-at-beto-orourke-for-smaller-rally-size_2798684.html

 

THE HILL
— Presidential hopefuls underline Democrats’ strong leftward drift – DAVID WEBB
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/429711-webb-presidential-hopefuls-underline-democrats-strong-leftward-drift
— Americans continue their march to low-tax states – JONATHAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/429623-americans-continue-their-march-to-low-tax-states

 

CNN
— Trump intends to sign border deal to avoid another shutdown – Dana Bash, Betsy Klein and Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/13/politics/trump-border-security-deal/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: For Parade, Trump Asks If July 4 Would Work – Helene Cooper (DIERSEN: Every year, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs work harder a) to discourage Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican organizations, Republican party leaders, and Republican major donors from contributing money to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and b) to discourage Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican organizations, and Republican party leaders from participating in the parades.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/us/politics/trump-parade-washington.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: After Shutdown, Americans Feel ‘Extreme Frustration’ Toward I.R.S. – Jim Tankersley and Patricia Cohen (DIERSEN: A major reason why I left IRS in 1980 when I was 31 years old was to get away from the extreme hatred toward IRS employees.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/your-money/irs-government-shutdown.html
— Women Sue Yale Over a Fraternity Culture They Say Enables Harassment – Anemona Hartocollis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/12/us/yale-fraternities.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal employees prepare for shutdown if tentative budget deal falters “I’m stronger. … I survived 35 days” of recent shutdown. – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government wanted all federal employees to be painted as being underpaid, and therefore, as having financial problems. In 1978, when I was 29 years old, they were BEYOND FURIOUS when Money Magazine reported a) that IRS was paying me $89,178/year in today’s dollars, b) that I owned a one-bedroom condo in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago, c) that I was renting out a town home in University Park, d) that I owned a 1972 Corvette, e) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) that I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, and g) that I had gone on vacations to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, the Bahamas.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/12/employees-prepare-shutdown-if-tentative-budget-deal-falters/
— On El Paso’s Shelter Place, an American divide over immigrants and immigration – Jenna Johnson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/on-el-pasos-shelter-place-an-american-divide-over-immigrants-and-immigration/2019/02/12/083d76fa-2e3a-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— He Has a Purple Heart, but the VA Wouldn’t Call Him a Veteran Because he left the service with ‘bad paper,’ Alejandro Garcia was denied benefits for almost nine years. – Rose Carmen Goldberg (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors gave me extremely “bad paper.” They forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/he-has-a-purple-heart-but-the-va-wouldnt-call-him-a-veteran-11550015053
— Shutdown Inflicted ‘Real Harm’ on Taxpayers, IRS Watchdog Says Americans are waiting longer to get help from overburdened agency, report finds – Richard Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/shutdown-inflicted-real-harm-on-taxpayers-irs-watchdog-says-11549985281

 

EL PASO TIMES
— Miles from Trump rally in El Paso, 300 immigrants walk around border wall into US – Daniel Borunda
https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/immigration/2019/02/12/trump-rally-el-paso-border-patrol-detains-300-migrants-wall-sunland-park-nm/2852894002/

 

VIRGINIA PIOLET
— Why Wisconsin’s Marsha Howard, a Chicago native who played at Crete-Monee High School, sits alone while her teammates stand for the national anthem – Shannon Ryan
https://pilotonline.com/sports/college/elsewhere/basketball/article_d19b0c5a-0a47-5952-aa0f-8423c53351be.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Howard also played flute in the band and was passionate about cheerleading. On the basketball court, she was ferocious. She was a leader, a three-star recruit ranked No. 10 in the state. Off the court, she encouraged teammates with complicated home lives to stick with basketball. “She was always a voice of reason,” Crete-Monee coach Christina Cobbins said. “We always knew she was special. She realized she was a leader.” After seeing Kaepernick take a knee on the sideline when he played for the 49ers to protest racial injustice in 2016 — an act he and others believe has resulted in him being blackballed from the NFL — Howard understood she could also use sports to urge fans to think about inequities in society. She talked to other black student-athletes and students at Wisconsin, some of whom encouraged the athletes to use their platforms for all of them.)

 

WBUR
— FEBRUARY 6, 2019 FLASHBACK: Political Strategists React To Trump’s State Of The Union Remarks (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do political strategists who are Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, or RINOs advise Republican candidates and political organizations in Illinois to do? ANSWER: Do NOT defend or advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform. Get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that support the aforesaid planks. Disgustingly, tragically, ever-increasingly, it looks like Republican candidates and political organizations in Illinois are taking that advice.)
https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/02/06/trump-state-union-praise-criticism

 

STARS AND STRIPES
— Federal employees brace for another shutdown, just in case – TODD C. FRANKEL, KIMBERLY KINDY AND LISA REIN (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government wanted all federal employees to be painted as being underpaid, and therefore, as having financial problems. In 1978, when I was 29 years old, they were BEYOND FURIOUS when Money Magazine reported a) that IRS was paying me $89,178/year in today’s dollars, b) that I owned a one-bedroom condo in the Outer Drive East building in downtown Chicago, c) that I was renting out a town home in University Park, d) that I owned a 1972 Corvette, e) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, f) that I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, and g) that I had gone on vacations to Jamacia, Mexico, Hawaii, the Bahamas.)
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/federal-employees-brace-for-another-shutdown-just-in-case-1.568414

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— In what ways are/were you a minority? – Dave Diersen
(THE ARTICLE: In what ways are/were you a minority a) in the employer(s) that you work/worked for, b) in the organization(s) that you are/were a member of, c) in your precinct, d) in your municipality, e) in your township/ward, f) in your county, g) in Illinois, and h) in America? While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1980, I was almost always a minority because I am Republican, conservative, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL)), German American, non-veteran, gun owner, my ancestors have been in America for a long time (1844), and I have no financial problems or major health problems. Since I became a member of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee in 1999 and while I was a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, I have almost always a minority because I am Republican (not a Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, or RINO), conservative (I have always supported all the planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform, MSL, German American, non-veteran, gun owner, my ancestors have been in America for a long time (1844), and I have no financial problems or major health problems. Since 1984, because I am a Republican, I am increasingly a minority in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in my precinct as more and more and more vote for Democrat candidates.)
http://www.gopillinois.com

February 12 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Suburban towns join lawsuits against Sterigenics and urge Illinois attorney general to shut company down – Kimberly Fornek
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dhd-sterigenics-towns-respond-tl-0214-story.html
— Kevin McCarthy blames midterm losses on GOP push to roll back health insurance protections – Mike DeBonis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kevin-mccarthy-republicans-health-care-20190212-story.html
— Annual Economic Indicators Report Shows Strong Performance, Growth for DuPage County – Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/community/chi-ugc-article-annual-economic-indicators-report-shows-stron-2019-02-12-story.html
— President Trump criticizes bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown – Erica Werner, Sean Sullivan, Damian Paletta, John Wagner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-budget-deal-shutdown-border-wall-20190212-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal but leaning toward it – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-border-deal-agreement-second-government-shutdown/
— I guess I’m a chump for thinking $148,000 is a pretty good buck – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/j-b-pritzker-government-salaries-billinaires-phil-kadner/
— Abortion rights supporters move to rid state law of ‘all the really bad stuff’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/abortion-rights-supporters-partial-birth-parental-consent-repeal-aclu/
— National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/united-states-national-debt-hits-new-milestone-22-trillion-dollars/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage leaders outline what they want from Springfield – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/dupage-leaders-outline-what-they-want-from-springfield
— Video gambling in Des Plaines? Where the candidates stand – Chacour Koop
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/video-gambling-in-des-plaines-where-the-candidates-stand
— Lake County dissolves inactive government body: the Seavey Drainage District – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/lake-county-dissolves-inactive-government-body-the-seavey-drainage-district
— Lake County expands vendor disclosure rules to include campaign donations – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/lake-county-expands-vendor-disclosure-rules-to-include-campaign-donations
— Schaumburg mayoral candidates debate video gambling ban – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/how-schaumburg-mayoral-candidates-differ-on-video-gambling-ban

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTINGLY, TRAGICALLY, EVER-INCREASINGLY, POT PUSHERS PUSH POT.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/set-pot-market-free

 

NBC5
— McConnell Wields Green New Deal as Bludgeon Against Dems The upcoming vote — which has not yet been scheduled — will “give everybody an opportunity to go on record,” McConnell said – Matthew Daly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/McConnell-Wields-Green-New-Deal-Vote-in-Senate-505734731.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/analysis-15-minimum-wage-no-windfall-for-illinois-workers-2

 

WTTW
— A Window Into Pritzker’s Plans for Illinois – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2019/02/12/window-pritzker-s-plans-illinois

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTINGLY, TRAGICALLY, EVER-INCREASINGLY, POT PUSHERS PUSH POT.
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-02-12/jim-dey-recreational-pot-proponents-riding-wave-support.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Four Democratic lawmakers propose expanding reproductive rights – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190212/four-democratic-lawmakers-propose-expanding-reproductive-rights

 

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lawmakers soon to turn attention to marijuana First bill proposed to legalize pot seen as ‘more in line with how we treat alcohol’
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/02/12/lawmakers-soon-to-turn-attention-to-marijuana/awnapvh/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump says having a dog would feel ‘a little phony’ to him – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-says-having-a-dog-would-feel-a-little-phony-to-him

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— GOP Rep. Caulkins urges parties to ‘come together for the common good’ before it’s too late – Glenn Minnis
https://chambanasun.com/stories/511770549-gop-rep-caulkins-urges-parties-to-come-together-for-the-common-good-before-it-s-too-late

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Moody’s warns that Pritzker’s progressive income tax could accelerate flight from Illinois – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511770565-moody-s-warns-that-pritzker-s-progressive-income-tax-could-accelerate-flight-from-illinois
— McGlasson warns ‘there will be little left after 2020’ if GOP doesn’t shape up – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511771014-mcglasson-warns-there-will-be-little-left-after-2020-if-gop-doesn-t-shape-up
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party faces a grim future if significant changes aren’t made soon, according to the committeeman who this past weekend asked state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider to resign. “The Republican voters own the party and the party should be listening to the voters,” Illinois Republican Party 16th Congressional District Rep. John McGlasson told Prairie State Wire during a recent email interview. “If the party continues as it is, there will be little left after 2020.” In his letter read into the record during the Republican State Central Committee’s meeting over the weekend in which McGlasson called for Schneider to resign, he also described what the GOP should be looking for in its next chairman. “Someone able to fulfill the mission of serving the county, township and ward organizations with logistics and training,” McGlasson said in the letter. “To bring the technology of the party up to date and arrange for on-site training to the organizations.” McGlasson’s letter and interview come less than a year after now former Gov. Bruce Rauner allegedly tried to purge him and other Conservatives in the Illinois GOP’s central committee. Last April, McGlasson was re-elected 16th Congressional District State Central Committeeman. Schneider removed McGlasson from the State Central Committee’s executive committee over McGlasson’s support of now former State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ failed primary race against then incumbent Governor Rauner. Despite the consequences he suffered for supporting Ives, McGlasson said he isn’t concerned about any retribution over his call for Schneider to resign. “There is little that they can do to me,” he said. “They already tried to win my seat without success. Being involved in the Illinois Republican Party has been personally expensive and I have never earned a dime from it. Unfortunately, the leaders will consider this a victory and will continue to ignore social conservatives.”)

 

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Beto O’Rourke Speaks Spanish in El Paso as Supporters Wave Mexican Flags – Kyle Morris
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/11/beto-orourke-speaks-spanish-supporters-mexican-flags/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Beto Supporters Use Bat to Beat Hanging Trump Effigy – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/02/12/video-beto-supporters-use-bat-to-beat-hanging-trump-effigy/

— Donald Trump Not Happy with Bipartisan Border Security Deal – Charlie Spierling
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/12/donald-trump-not-supporting-bipartisan-border-security-deal-yet/
— Hannity Warns Republicans Against Supporting $1.3 Billion ‘Garbage Compromise’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/02/11/hannity-warns-republicans-against-supporting-1-3-billion-garbage-compromise/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Democrats’ Real Motivation For Opposing The Wall – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29665

 

DAILY CALLER
— DATA SHOWS ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE IN FACT MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT CRIME – Spencer Raley (DIERSEN: To be in America illegally shows that you disrespect the rule of law, that you disrespect America, and that you disrespect America’s citizens.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/12/raley-illegal-crime/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Affirmative action ruined Iran’s education system, too – Majid Mohammadi
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/affirmative_action_ruined_irans_education_system_too.html

 

NEW AMERICA
— An Ill Wind of Corruption Blows in Windy City – James Murphy
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/31470-an-ill-wind-of-corruption-blows-in-windy-city

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘Finish the wall’? Facing failure, Trump tries rebranding – ELI STOKOLS and MOLLY O’TOOLE
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-wall-shift-20190212-story.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Offers No Assurances After Cuomo Meeting on SALT Deduction – Laura Davison, Lynnley Browning, and Alyza Sebenius
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-12/trump-offers-no-assurances-after-cuomo-meeting-on-salt-deduction