July 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Oak Brook looks to ban marijuana-related businesses – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-marijuana-business-tl-0718-20190711-xlp6k4b45bgr7jqg4kkql22wam-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Budzikowski said Thursday that at the direction of the Village Board, an amendment to the village’s zoning ordinance will be drafted and delivered to the plan commission for review, likely in September. From there, the zoning board will hold a public hearing to review the amendment and provide a recommendation to the Village Board, which probably vote in October on the amendment, Budzikowski said. The Oak Brook Village Board unanimously approved a recommendation by Police Chief James Kruger in late May to oppose what at that time was proposed legislation by the General Assembly to legalize recreational marijuana. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the legislation into law June 25. “Oak Brook spends a lot of effort trying to be a family-friendly community, and I don’t think a marijuana dispensary, or that type of business, fits with that,” Village Board member John Baar said Thursday. Baar also said he believes not allowing marijuana-related businesses in Oak Brook goes hand-in-hand with the village not permitting video gaming. Village President Gopal Lalmalani agreed. “We want to take the high road here, just like with video gaming,” Lalmalani said Thursday. “The board doesn’t’ believe recreational marijuana is a good thing. We can’t prohibit use that the state allows, but we do have the ability to opt out of having marijuana businesses in Oak Brook.”)

— TREASONOUS: As ICE raids loom, Chicago mayor vows to do ‘everything we can to push back against Trump administration’ – ELVIA MALAGÓN, GREGORY PRATT and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-immigration-raids-ice-chicago-president-trump-20190711-hq62iempvnfmzffcyinuaxeoiq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-mary-schmich-immigration-raid-protest-20190711-xay67d7yx5bevm7n4vkly7nwye-story.html
— ‘They died a horrible death.’ Animal cruelty charges filed against operator of DuPage kennel where 29 dogs perished in fire. – CLIFFORD WARD and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-charges-in-west-chicago-dog-kennel-fire-20190711-cpgqmebayrg3xatd76hfxh2czu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans “say Lightfoot isn’t doing enough to protect (ILLEGALS) from ICE” and “want Mayor Lori Lightfoot to issue an executive order barring all agencies under the Department of Homeland Security from accessing city databases.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/11/20690498/immigrant-rights-groups-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-ice
— ‘Dirty tricks’ that ‘undermine’ candidates aren’t a crime, Madigan attorneys argue “Even if Plaintiff’s allegations were true, Defendants’ purported conduct would be protected by the First Amendment,” the filing says. In other words, dirty tricks count as free speech. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/7/11/20691001/dirty-tricks-undermine-candidates-no-crime-madigan-attorneys-gonzales
— State blows first deadline in Chicago casino timeline: ‘Working through the process’ The new gambling expansion law had required a feasibility consultant be hired by Monday. Three days later, it still hasn’t happened. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/7/11/20690775/chicago-casino-study-feasibility-deadline-passed-gambling-expansion
— What’s in a name? A seat in the Illinois Legislature We have a long, unfortunate history in Chicago of treating vacant legislative seats like birthrights. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/11/20686558/illinois-legislature-brad-stephens-john-mulroe-michael-mcauliffe-robert-martwick
— Trump loses big on census, but the damage is done People still will worry that completing a census form will lead to their deportation. It will be a no-brainer to ignore the form. – Marlen Garcia 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/11/20690460/2020-census-illinois-immigration-foreigners-undercount-president-donald-trump-marlen-garcia

ABC7
— ICE to begin nationwide immigration raids Sunday, NY Times reports; Chicago protests planned – Craig Wall and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/ice-raids-to-begin-sunday-ny-times-reports;-chicago-protests-planned/5388807/
— Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-abandons-bid-to-include-citizenship-question-on-census/5388813/

NBC5
— OUTRAGEOUS: Immigrant Advocate Details Rights, What to Do in ICE Raids
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/ice-raids-press-conference_Chicago-512589362.html
— OUTRAGEOUS: ICE Raids: Advocacy Groups Offer Advice on What To Do if Agents Approach You
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/ice-raids-what-to-do-immigration-512591041.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage to update voter registration records ahead of 2020 primary – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Do you live in DuPage County? How much deadwood is there on the voter rolls in your precinct?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190711/dupage-to-update-voter-registration-records-ahead-of-2020-primary
— VERY SAD: There won’t be a ban on new video gambling licenses in Lake County – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190711/there-wont-be-a-ban-on-new-video-gambling-licenses-in-lake-county
— State financial reporting consolidation overrun at $150M – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190711/news/307119901/
— How the Du Quoin State Fair went from a rural showcase to a clash of political cultures – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20190711/how-the-du-quoin-state-fair-went-from-a-rural-showcase-to-a-clash-of-political-cultures

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— CTU makes explicit threat to strike Chicago schools After weeks of sharpening rhetoric, the union says Mayor Lori Lightfoot “has a month to make good” on her promise to avoid a walkout. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/ctu-makes-explicit-threat-strike-chicago-schools

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Act now to protect your community – ANITA BEDELL, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems, Springfield
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-act-now-to-protect-your-community/article_65d2bd00-a35d-11e9-8327-20677ce06c14.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Municipalities not likely to receive pension bailout – Rich Miller
https://illinoistimes.com/article-21405-municipalities-not-likely-to-recieve-pension-bailout.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Foster wants to allow ‘Dreamers’ to serve in military – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/07/03/foster-wants-to-allow-dreamers-to-serve-in-military/a4t805p/

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— Madigan forces claim nothing wrong with placing ‘sham’ candidates on ballot to defeat Hispanic opponent – Dan Churney
https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/512718099-madigan-forces-claim-nothing-wrong-with-placing-sham-candidates-on-ballot-to-defeat-hispanic-opponent

NORTH COOK NEWS
— Rep. Morrison looks to steer Illinois pension system away from ‘our tax-and-borrow policies’ – Hollie Ferguson
https://northcooknews.com/stories/512746236-rep-morrison-looks-to-steer-illinois-pension-system-away-from-our-tax-and-borrow-policies

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan’s lawyers say it doesn’t legally matter if alleged sham candidates were sham candidates
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/11/madigans-lawyers-say-it-doesnt-legally-matter-if-alleged-sham-candidates-were-sham-candidates/

FOX NEWS
— Trump hosts conservative firebrands for social media summit: ‘We’re not going to be silenced’ – Alex Pappas 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-hosts-social-media-summit

GOPUSA
— Pelosi Disrespectful: Ocasio-Cortez plays the race card
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72455
— Trump urges supporters to fight back against liberals’ boycott of Home Depot
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72469

BREITBART
— Book: Paul Ryan Slammed Trump for Calling Stormy Daniels ‘Horse Face’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/11/paul-ryan-trump-stormy-daniels-horse-face/
— UC Berkeley Sends ‘Message of Support’ to Illegal Aliens – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/07/10/uc-berkeley-sends-message-of-support-to-illegal-aliens/
— Kevin McCarthy, 140 GOP Reps Vote for Democrat Plan to Outsource Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/10/kevin-mccarthy-140-gop-reps-vote-for-democrat-plan-to-outsource-jobs-to-indian-graduates/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Tucker Carlson Is Right, But Who Is Responsible For This Disaster? – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/30593

AMERICAN THINKER
— Spot the racists in the Democrats’ presidential field – Carol Greenwald
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/spot_the_racists_in_the_democrats_presidential_field.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Left-Wing Power Play of Banning America’s Symbols From the Betsy Ross flag to Thomas Jefferson monuments, self-anointed minders are erecting a moral hierarchy that comforts their fellow elites. – NICK PHILLIPS
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-left-wing-power-play-of-banning-americas-symbols/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Democrats 2020: Trillions and Trillions and Trillions More – Ned Ryun (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://amgreatness.com/2019/07/10/democrats-2020-trillions-and-trillions-and-trillions-more/

DAILY CALLER
— Home Depot Founder Responds To Boycotts In Fiery Facebook Post: ‘It Angers Me’ – RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/11/home-depot-founder-responds-to-boycotts-in-fiery-facebook-post-it-angers-me/
— Is Nike Helping Colin Kaepernick To Make Anti-Americanism Mainstream? – TERRY SCHILLING
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/10/schilling-nike-kaepernick/
— College Admissions Are Rigged In Favor Of Prominent Democrats – TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the aforesaid, I earned a master’s degree from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree from DePaul in 1980, a master’s degree from Loyola in 1976, and a bachelor’s degree from NIU in 1970.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/11/college-admissions-are-rigged-in-favor-of-prominent-democrats/
— The Tucker Carlson-Ilhan Omar Brawl: What Do Immigrants Owe America? (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, immigrants owe us nothing and we owe them everything.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/11/tucker-carlson-ilhan-omar-brawl-what-immigrants-owe-america/
— Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Biden’s Age – KYLE HOOTEN (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination a) because they want to advance themselves by getting rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/11/cortez-attacks-biden-age/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump to Lean on Social Media Giants to Curb Censorship – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/07/11/trump-to-lean-on-social-media-giants-to-curb-censorship/

HANNITY
— OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE? Hillary Clinton Posts Instructions for Illegal Immigrants to Evade ICE Agents
https://hannity.com/media-room/obstruction-of-justice-hillary-clinton-posts-instructions-for-illegal-immigrants-to-evade-ice-agents/

TOWNHALL
— The Revolution Turns Inward: Democrats Now Blasting Each Other With Mindless Identity Politics Attacks – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/07/11/the-revolution-turns-inward-democrats-now-savaging-each-other-with-mindless-identitiy-politics-attacks-n2549912

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The South Is a Pro-Life Stronghold – DAVID FRENCH
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2019/07/29/the-south-is-a-pro-life-stronghold/
— TREASONOUS: Pelosi Advises Illegal Immigrants on How to Avoid ICE – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/pelosi-advises-illegal-immigrants-on-how-to-avoid-ice/
— Congress Needs to Settle the Looming Cannabis-Regulation Fight – ILYA SHAPIRO & RANDALJOHN MEYER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/congress-must-settle-the-looming-cannabis-regulation-fight/

EPOCH TIMES
— Latino Trump Supporter Targeted With Racist Hate Mail After Moving to Pico Rivera Neighborhood – TOM OZIMEK (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How do the Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois treat you?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/latino-trump-supporter-targeted-with-racist-hate-mail-after-moving-to-pico-rivera-neighborhood-report_2998226.html

ABC NEWS
— Amazon pledges to ‘upskill’ 100,000 workers by 2025 – SOO YOUN (DIERSEN: What did you do to upskill yourself? 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://abcnews.go.com/Business/amazon-pledges-upskill-100000-workers-2025/story?id=64264477

CNBC
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: US lawmakers look to legalize pot in ‘historic’ marijuana reform hearing – Angelica LaVito
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/10/us-lawmakers-look-to-legalize-pot-in-historic-marijuana-reform-hearing.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House Hosts Social Media Summit for Pro-Trump Digital Warriors – Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/us/politics/white-house-social-media-summit.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump accuses social media companies of ‘terrible bias’ at White House summit decried by critics – Tony Romm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/07/11/we-will-not-let-them-get-away-with-it-trump-threatens-social-media-ahead-white-house-summit/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to immigrants who despise if not hate America’s citizens who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/11/tucker-carlson-proposes-an-orwellian-test-immigrants-theyve-got-like-us-back/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workforce – Chip Cutter (DIERSEN: What did you do to retrain yourself? In 1992, after my Democrat GAO superiors a) made it clear that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS and b) assigned me to audits of federal financial industry regulators, I started taking graduate finance courses at IIT and earned a master’s degree from IIT in financial markets and trading in 1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-to-retrain-a-third-of-its-u-s-workforce-11562841120

ATLANTIC
— Many College Students Are Too Poor to Eat – ADAM HARRIS (DIERSEN: While you were in college, were you too poor to eat? I was not poor while I attended UIC 1966-1968, NIU 1969-1970, Loyola 1972-1976, DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997 a) because my outstanding parents provided me with room and board in their home in Crete 1966-1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU, and the summer of 1969 and b) because of the money I earned when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/07/lawmakers-introduce-bill-address-campus-hunger/593704/

July 9 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Border Wall will Help People on Both Sides — Trump is Right
https://www.whitehouse.gov/westwingreads/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Every town should ban pot in public places Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. But video gambling machines are everywhere. – Anita Bedell, Executive Director, Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/8/20686445/marijuana-law-weed-legalization-smoke-free-illinois-act-ban-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries
(FROM THE LETTER: Illinois’ new marijuana law includes an exemption to the Smoke-Free Illinois Act ban on indoor smoking, and lets cities decide whether to allow on-site marijuana use at bars, restaurants, and cannabis smoking lounges, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. Rep. Kelly Cassidy and her colleagues decided that social consumption of marijuana would be allowed, but not licensed by the state, leaving that up to local officials, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Public health and safety are concerns with on-site consumption. Legislators thought video gambling would be limited only to bars, restaurants and veteran organizations. However, video gambling machines are everywhere, except in the 125 municipalities and counties where they are banned. We could see a similar situation with marijuana unless local officials pass ordinances to ban recreational marijuana dispensaries, processing, transporting, cultivation facilities and on-site consumption of marijuana in municipalities and counties. Living near marijuana dispensaries makes youth more likely to use marijuana, according to a study by the Rand Corp. Youth who use marijuana are more likely to experience negative consequences, such as increased risk of mental and physical health problems, according to the researchers. Contact your mayor, city council and county board to ask for a ban on recreational marijuana businesses and on-site consumption. Act now to protect your family and community before it is too late.)
— Pritzker administration yanks band from Downstate fair over Confederate flag logo The flare-up in DuQuoin, about 320 miles south of Chicago, rekindles a centuries-old rift in Illinois, whose southern tip reaches far into the confines of the old Confederacy. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/9/20688331/pritzker-cancels-band-duquoin-state-fair-confederate-railroad-flag-logo
— Gay and proud: Megan Rapinoe is the current face of athletic excellence And this is what she said as the tournament began: “You can’t win a championship without gays on your team — it’s never been done before, ever.” – Rick Telander 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/9/20688286/gay-megan-rapinoe-uswnt-womens-world-cup-fifa-equality-lesbian-bird-wnba-telander

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood gets another GOP challenger – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-challenger-sue-rezin-20190709-szlxnzhy5jgmnjz2n57czxeqbm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McConnell equates his ancestors’ slave ownership to Obama’s – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190709/news/307099903/
— McMahon going into private law practice, has no plans to run for public office – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190709/mcmahon-going-into-private-law-practice-has-no-plans-to-run-for-public-office

TIMES
— State Sen. Sue Rezin will run for Congress in 14th District – Derek Barichello
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2019/07/09/state-sen-sue-rezin-will-run-for-congress-in-14th-district/av1wmtj/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Brings Inside Dopester Report to Libertarians
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/skillicorn-brings-inside-dopester-report-to-libertarians/ 
— Confederate Railroad Band Tossed Out of DuQuoin State Fair, But Snoop Dog Still Featured at Springfield’s State Fair
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/confederate-railroad-band-tossed-out-of-duquoin-state-fair-but-snoop-dog-still-featured-at-springfields-state-fair/ 
— 14th Congressional District Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/14th-congressioal-district-update/ 
— JB Pritzker Admits He Stands “Short and Squatty for Illinois”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/jb-pritzker-admits-he-stands-short-and-squatty-for-illinois/ 
— Jack Franks’ Allies Use Jack Franks’ Citizen Participation Act Argument in Brettman, Schuster Suit Dismissal Motion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/09/jack-franks-allies-use-jack-franks-citizen-participation-act-argument-in-brettman-schuster-suit-dismissal-motion/ 
— Casten Brags of Having Raised $1.1 Million, Underwood Has Similar Amount
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/casten-brags-of-having-raised-1-1-million/ 
— Misinformation on Social Media Draws Criticism of Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/misinformation-on-social-media-draws-criticism-of-lauren-underwood/ 
— Casten Called Out for Voting with His Party 98.8% of the Time
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/08/casten-called-oot-for-voting-with-his-party/ 
— Will McHenry County Democrats Dump Jefferson Day Dinner?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/07/will-mchenry-county-democrats-dump-jefferson-day-dinner/ 
— Legislators Going to Get Back Pay Resulting from Not Being Allowed to Take COLAs?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/07/07/legislators-going-to-get-back-pay-resulting-from-not-being-allowed-to-take-colas/

CAPITOL FAX
— Still no A-List Republican to challenge Durbin (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates: John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, in Jeanne Ive’s precinct to the east, and in Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/09/still-no-a-list-republican-to-challenge-durbin/
— Rezin files paperwork to run for US House
https://capitolfax.com/2019/07/09/rezin-files-paperwork-to-run-for-us-house/

GOPUSA
— Ilhan Omar goes after the stoner vote (DIERSEN: The Republican Party platform opposes the sale of pot. None of the Republicans who represent DuPage County in Springfield voted for the sale of pot. In Illinois, you declare your political party affiliation with the type ballot that you cast in primary elections. If you promote the sale pot, you should cast a Libertarian Party ballot. Which politicians are going after the stoner vote in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write an article about those “Republican” politicians who are going after the stoner vote in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. They fail/refuse to call for a ban on the sale of pot in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72290
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Ilhan Omar renewed her call for legalizing marijuana nationwide this week, framing federal action on the issue as a matter of economic equality. In an interview with BET, the freshman Minnesota Democrat said lawmakers should “not allow for the states to pick and choose” whether to legalize the substance. “What happens

[without full legalization]

is you will have a state where someone is publicly and professionally able to profit and the next state, someone could be sent to life for it,” Omar said. “We want to make sure that there is equality in our laws. I don’t think it is just for that kind of economy to exist within this policy.” The push to legalize marijuana has gained traction in recent years. Eleven states have adopted laws allowing marijuana for recreational purposes. Dozens more, including Minnesota, approve medicinal use in some cases. But possessing or selling the substance remains a federal offense. Omar is a cosponsor of legislation that would remove the drug from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge federal convictions for marijuana possession or use. The measure is backed by a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The proposal has so far failed to get a hearing in either chamber or attract support from Senate Republicans, whose votes would be needed to pass. A number of members of Minnesota’s congressional delegation, including fellow freshman Democrats Angie Craig and Dean Phillips, have previously expressed support for allowing states to legalize the substance. But Omar is the state’s only member pushing for lifting the prohibition on the federal level. Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential candidate, backs legalization but says “states should have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders.” The debate over legalization, including the economic impact of current policies, will return to the spotlight in Washington on Wednesday, when a congressional subcommittee holds a hearing on “racial justice and the need for reform” of marijuana laws.)
— Democrats’ chances, and their issues, in the toilet
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=72300

FOX NEWS
— The Democratic Party is now a religious cult – and Biden and Pelosi don’t pass the purity test – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-the-democratic-party-is-now-a-religious-cult-and-biden-and-pelosi-dont-pass-the-purity-test

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Majority of Hispanic voters approve of citizenship question on U.S. census – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/55-of-hispanic-voters-approve-citizenship-question/
— Bill would allow victims to sue sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/bill-would-allow-victims-sue-sanctuary-cities/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— NBC uses census records from 1800s to shame McConnell into supporting reparations – Ellie Bufkin (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/nbc-uses-census-records-from-1800s-to-shame-mcconnell-into-supporting-reparations

AMERICAN THINKER
— The American Left’s Army of Dupes – Steve McCann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/the_american_lefts_army_of_dupes.html
— The media are a major contributor to the huge crisis at the border – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/the_media_is_a_major_contributor_to_the_huge_crisis_at_the_border_.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— America Isn’t the Church and Shouldn’t Act Like It The U.S. cannot dictate moral truth and refashion the world in her own image. – CASEY CHALK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want America and the rest of the world to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of speech and gun rights, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and even worse things.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/america-isnt-the-church-and-shouldnt-act-like-it/

BREITBART
— Charles Hurt: Hatred of Trump Rooted in ‘Contempt’ for ‘Regular American People’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/07/08/charles-hurt-hatred-trump-contempt-american-people/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats And Their Race-Based Agenda – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/09/democrats-race-based-agenda/

TOWNHALL
— Snowflakes Come Out In Full Force To Boycott Home Depot For A Really Stupid Reason – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/07/08/snowflakes-come-out-in-full-force-to-boycott-home-depot-for-a-really-stupid-reaso-n2549727
— Ilhan Omar Swipes Pelosi: You’re Just Salty Because We Are The Ones Wielding The Power – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/07/09/ilhan-omar-swipes-pelosi-youre-just-salty-because-we-are-the-ones-wielding-the-power-n2549741

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Radicalism and tyranny to define the next Democrat president – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/30573-assault-america-day-188-radicalism-and-tyranny-define-next-democrat-president

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Tucker Carlson: Tlaib Wants Power Due To Skin Color, Imagine A White Candidate Saying Vote For Me Based On Race – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/07/08/tucker_carlson_tlaib_wants_power_due_to_skin_color_imagine_a_white_candidate_saying_vote_for_me_based_on_race.html

WORLD NET DAILY
— MAJORITY OF AMERICANS WANT MASS DEPORTATION OF ILLEGALS If Congress fails to reach deal this week to close loopholes
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/majority-of-americans-want-mass-deportation-of-illegals/

THE HILL
— McConnell says he and Obama are both ‘descendants of slaveholders’ – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always treated me like I should pay lots of reparations because my ancestors owned many slaves. But they knew that my ancestors never owned slaves, that all my ancestors always lived in northeast Illinois, that they worked in a brick factory in Chicago, that they operated farms in Crete and Grant Park, and that they operated a hardware store in Crete.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/452241-mcconnell-says-he-and-obama-are-both-descendants-of-slave-holders
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Baltimore Sun reported in 2007 that Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather owned two slaves in Kentucky and that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother also owned two slaves.)
— Democrats are too far left to win Middle America – COREY R. LEWANDOWSKI
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/452058-democrats-are-too-far-left-to-win-middle-america

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Can’t Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Appeals Court Rules The decision may have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to officials’ accounts in the social-media era. – Charlie Savage
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/politics/trump-twitter-first-amendment.html
— Why Women Getting Abortions Now Are More Likely to Be Poor – Sabrina Tavernise
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/us/abortion-access-inequality.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Three decades ago, the bottom 90 percent of America held 40 percent of total net worth. Today, it holds 30. – Philip Bump (DIERSEN: What is the top reason why you have less wealth? For me, it is the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in wasting my career and forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/07/09/three-decades-ago-bottom-percent-america-held-percent-total-net-worth-today-it-holds/

FED SMITH
— Three Steps to Avoid the Retirement Blues – Brandon Christy (DIERSEN: Prior to September of 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors mislead me to believe that they were going to let me work until I was 55 in 2003 and eligible for regular retirement.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/07/09/three-steps-avoid-retirement-blues/

KNIGHT FOUNDATION
— A new Knight report examines trust in media, showing that many young adults use news media to make decisions on policies and voting (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to use the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to make any kind of decision on anything. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://knightfoundation.org/press/releases/young-adults-show-strong-interest-in-news-media-but-express-concern-about-the-impact-of-news-on-democracy

MILITARY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth encourages veterans to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/07/09/duckworth-aims-to-address-health-care-gaps-for-lgbtq-veterans/