January 9 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended the outstanding Milton Township Republican Organization monthly meeting Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Anderson, Breen, Carlson, Corrigan, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Felice, Fitch, Grant, Heidorn, Holan, Holder, Ives, Jensen, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, LeVan, McCluskey, McGowen, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, Murphy, Nathwani, O’Toole, Senka, Tartar, Tatro, Veenstra, Walsh, Whelan, and Zay.  Attendees included Baker, Cherry, Dangelo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Lofgren, McCarthy, McNeily, Menna, Slinger, and Smith. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— TRAGIC: Doctors sees spike in ER visits since legalization of recreational marijuana – DANA REBIK
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/08/doctors-sees-spike-in-er-visits-since-legalization-of-recreational-marijuana/

ABC7
— Illinois lawmakers weigh in on US response after Iran missile strike – Jessica D’Onofrio and Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-leaders-weigh-in-on-us-response-after-iran-missile-strike/5825486/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://abc7chicago.com/5827924/

NBC5
— What to Know: Legal Marijuana & Firearm Permits Illinois has more than two million FOID card holders – Chris Coffey
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-to-know-legal-marijuana-firearm-permits/2198492/
— Bloomberg Blasts Trump Over ‘Broken Promises’ in Chicago Speech The appearance was Bloomberg’s first in the state since joining the race for the Democratic nomination
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/bloomberg-blasts-trump-over-broken-promises-in-chicago-speech/2198529/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— R. Kelly’s girlfriends clash at Trump Tower, sending one to a hospital while other is charged with domestic battery – Rosemary Sobol
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-r-kelly-fight-trump-tower-20200109-ka4rrzewujf4he6rueixwlxyam-story.html
— Our suggestion to Meghan Markle stands: Hey, Duchess, come to Chicago. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, the Democrats who run Illinois would want them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Of course, the Democrats who run Illinois would want them to do everything that they could to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-meghan-markle-prince-harry-chicago-monarchy-20200108-2rupnjizkvdyfgggycejhi6qba-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s on-site recreational marijuana smoking rules for businesses stalls – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-on-premises-rules-20200108-g7ygazqcynatvjqj5ynd2mysp4-story.html
— Another Illinois scandal: Did a ‘loyal’ Democrat conceal rape to protect his political allies? – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand loyalty to them personally and b) destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-madigan-rape-mcclain-illinois-governor-quinn-scandal-20200109-hromb3a5mjghxcdtiabkrsqnea-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 1 of R. Kelly’s girlfriends charged after fight at Trump Tower In a series of videos posted to Instagram, the 22-year-old woman could be seen angrily confronting Joycelyn Savage, 24, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/8/21057478/cpd-called-to-trump-tower-after-fight-between-r-kellys-girlfriends
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/8/21057670/chicago-pot-dispensaries-legal-weed-green-thumb

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen now says bid for third term is ‘up in the air’ – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200108/lauzen-now-says-bid-for-third-term-is-up-in-the-air

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Weed shops don’t have enough employees, either – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who has anything to do with pot.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-shops-dont-have-enough-employees-either

WBEZ
— House GOP Leader Calls For Hearings Into Madigan Ally’s ‘Shocking’ Rape Email – Tony Arnold, Dave McKinney
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/amid-outrage-madigan-claims-no-knowledge-of-rape-in-confidants-email/ba6e4d0a-b32b-4eb3-b796-5485a43fbb6a
— Five Charts That Show Who’s Leaving Illinois And Why – Alden Loury (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats want you to leave Illinois: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/five-charts-that-show-whos-leaving-illinois-and-why/53ded25c-1800-48c3-8dbb-916d0e0ff13a

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/08/the-daily-lines-heather-cherone-recaps-the-first-week-of-legal-marijuana-sales-in-illinois-what-do-we-need-to-know/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/marijuana-dispensary-long-lines/Content?oid=76897067

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200108/first-week-of-legal-recreational-pot-sales-going-smoothly-in-springfield

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Investigation demanded for ‘rape in Champaign’ email – Jerry Nowicki 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Investigation-demanded-for-8216-rape-in-14960312.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— The State of the County presented by DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and a and Panel Discussion was hosted by Chamber630 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Downers Grove on Jan. 8.
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/01/08/feff6e44a91946eeb2b392ff80ee249b/index.xml

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Northern Illinois University talk involving pros, cons of legal marijuana set for Jan. 14 – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: There is nothing good about pot.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/08/northern-illinois-university-talk-involving-pros-cons-of-legal-marijuana-set-for-jan-14/a9ooak8/

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Republicans blast property tax task force report: House leader Durkin says Democratic majority ‘refuses to be serious’ – PETER HANCOCK
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/republicans-blast-property-tax-task-force-report-house-leader-durkin/article_02bb416e-783f-553d-9a8e-69a20f153bf3.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/benefits-of-having-a-medical-marijuana-card-after-legalization

MDJ ONLINE
— Republican Congressman Rodney Davis from Illinois urges Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to Senate – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/republican-congressman-from-illinois-urges-pelosi-to-send-the-articles/article_5d3cdc20-9214-5700-89cb-a4374be2a4cb.html

ONE ILLINOIS
— GOP calls property-tax task force ‘woeful failure’ House Minority Leader Durkin admits ‘there’s nothing that they could offer us’ to support Gov. Pritzker’s fair tax – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/1/8/gop-blasts-property-tax-task-force-as-woeful-failure

DAILY LINE
— Republicans blast Democrats for trading progressive tax votes for ‘failed’ task force – Hannah Meisel
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/09/2020/republicans-blast-democrats-for-trading-progressive-tax-votes-for-failed-task-force/

WIREPOINTS
— 93 of Illinois’ 102 counties have lost population since 2010 – Wirepoints Original – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that drive individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time out of DuPage County, out of Milton Township, out Wheaton, and out of Wheaton’s West District.)
https://wirepoints.org/93-of-illinois-102-counties-have-lost-population-since-2010-wirepoints-original/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Do Illinoisans Know All that Springfield Swampsters Did in 2019? – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/wait-till-illinoisans-see-what-springfield-swampsters-have-done-now/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Madigan says he was unaware of rape cited in friend’s email – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/8/madigan-says-he-was-unaware-of-rape-cited-in-frien/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ilhan Omar denounces Trump for treating illegal immigrants like ‘criminals’ – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-denounces-trump-for-treating-illegal-immigrants-like-criminals
— GOP governors who embrace refugees deserve conservative support – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/actually-tucker-carlson-its-a-good-thing-that-17-gop-governors-are-accepting-refugees

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrat party is officially a dysfunctional family – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_democrat_party_is_officially_a_dysfunctional_family.html

BREITBART
— GOP Governors Do Damage Control After Approving More Refugees – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/08/gop-governors-do-damage-control-after-approving-more-refugees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the memo, Hutchinson admits that refugees resettled in Arkansas will eventually be able to apply for public benefits, welfare, and social services. . .Similarly, Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee scolded residents and state officials who are opposed to his decision to continue refugee resettlement in the state, claiming that they have conflated refugees with illegal aliens. Activists opposing refugee resettlement who have spoken to Breitbart News have never claimed to date that refugees are illegal aliens. . .Lee also claimed that Tennessee officials will have a say “in the process” of resettling refugees, but no federal statute supports state involvement in such a way. Rather, refugee contractors — funded by the federal government — are allowed to resettle as many refugees in regions that allow for resettlement. . .Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research. Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.)
— CNN Admits in Sandmann Lawsuit It Can’t Prove Anyone’s a Racist – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist today in America is like calling someone a Jew during the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are racists. Needless-to-say, Trump-supporters should immediately sue any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any county that hints/implies/argues/shouts that they are a racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/08/nolte-cnn-admits-in-sandmann-lawsuit-it-cant-prove-anyones-a-racist/
— Gavin Newsom to Offer Free Health Care to Illegal Alien Seniors – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/01/09/report-gavin-newsom-to-offer-free-health-care-to-illegal-alien-seniors/
— Facebook Exec Admits He’s Triggered by Trump, Breitbart, But Still Opposes Censorship – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/09/facebook-exec-admits-hes-triggered-by-trump-breitbart-but-still-opposes-censorship/

DAILY SIGNAL
— MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got a Settlement From CNN. Media: Learn Your Lesson. – Jarrett Stepman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist today in America is like calling someone a Jew during the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are racists. Needless-to-say, Trump-supporters should immediately sue any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any county that hints/implies/argues/shouts that they are a racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/08/maga-hat-wearing-teen-just-got-a-settlement-from-cnn-media-learn-your-lesson/

DAILY CALLER
— Maryland Legislator Wants To Steer Low-Income Housing To Affluent Suburban Neighborhoods – LUKE ROSIAK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which groups do Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to steer to your neighborhood, to your precinct, to your municipality, to your township/ward, and to your county? ANSWER: Groups 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. Groups that promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that steer the aforesaid to my neighborhood, to my precinct, to Wheaton’s West District, to Wheaton, to Glen Ellyn, to Milton Township, to DuPage County, and to Illinois and the success that they have had.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/08/maryland-legislator-vaughn-stewart-low-income-housing-suburbs/

FEDERALIST
— To The Liberal Media’s Dismay, There Will Be No Disastrous War With Iran Only a mainstream media that’s been blinded by hatred of Trump could be this disappointed their predictions of all-out war with Iran haven’t come true. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/09/to-the-liberal-medias-dismay-there-will-be-no-disastrous-war-with-iran/

GOPUSA
— Glacier National Park to replace signs saying glaciers would be gone by 2020
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82512

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Abortion activists storm office of pro-life House Democrat Rep. Daniel Lipinski is under fire in his Illinois district for joining Republicans in supporting a Louisiana pro-life law. – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortion-activists-storm-office-of-pro-life-house-democrat

NEWS BUSTERS
— Illegal Immigrant ‘Party of Five’ Reboot: ‘What’s the Matter With This Country?’ – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/08/illegal-immigrant-party-five-reboot-asks-whats-matter

PJ MEDIA
— Dems Seem Disappointed That Trump Won’t Bomb Tehran – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-dems-seem-disappointed-that-trump-wont-bomb-tehran/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Defending the Virtues of American Nationalism – MICHAEL DORAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/01/21/defending-the-virtues-of-american-nationalism/

NOQ REPORT
— Revisiting the link between leftism and Islamism – Ray Fava
https://noqreport.com/2020/01/09/revisiting-link-leftism-islamism/

THE HILL
— George Conway group releases first anti-Trump ad aimed at evangelicals – JUSTINE COLEMAN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/477492-george-conway-group-releases-first-anti-trump-ad-aimed-at-evangelicals

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-steele-gop-donald-trump-iran_n_5e16e00cc5b600960c5ffbc8

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘They are in love with terrorists’: GOP lawmaker says Democrats ‘mourn Soleimani’ more than they grieve for Gold Star families – Timothy Bella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/09/doug-collins-democrats-love-with-terrorists-mourn-soleimani-iran/
— Facebook won’t limit political ad targeting or stop false claims under new ad rules But changes announced Thursday will allow users to exercise control over more of the ads they see. – Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Craig Timberg (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want everyone to block GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents want you to see ONLY what they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/01/09/facebook-wont-limit-political-ad-targeting-or-stop-pols-lying/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-09/refugees-bismarck-north-dakota-trump

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters love Obama and hate Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/08/pew-research-center-survey-donald-trump-international-attitudes/2832515001/

NAVIGATOR JOURNAL
— Edwards County in need of Precinct Committeemen (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being a Republican Precinct Committeeman. I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton since 1999. Since 1999, I have had the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) meetings and fundraisers. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that MTRO has never encouraged its members to read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) that MTRO rudely terminated me as its webmaster in 2010 and 2004, c) that MTRO has never asked me to serve as committee chairman or officer, d) that MTRO rudely crushed me when I ran for Treasurer in 2004, e) that MTRO has many past and present members who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems, f) that that MTRO has many past and present members who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and g) that MTRO has many past and present members who have never encouraged Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Days parades and fireworks.) 
http://www.navigatorjournal.com/news/article_ec3a5f9e-3244-11ea-b2c6-476e7a78b14d.html

FORBES
— What The Illinois Supreme Court Said About Pensions – And Why It Matters – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/01/08/what-the-illinois-supreme-court-said-about-pensionsand-why-it-matters/#3ed5ed013666

NEWSWEEK
— JUST A WEEK AFTER RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED IN ILLINOIS, CHICAGO DOCTORS REPORT A SPIKE IN ER VISITS – ROSIE MCCALL
https://www.newsweek.com/recreational-weed-legalized-illinois-chicago-doctors-reporting-spike-er-visits-1481226

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: You’ve Heard of NIMBYs—but Who Are the PHIMBYs? Meet the latest faction in California’s housing wars – Zoie Matthew (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries want to build public housing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?) 
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/who-are-the-phimbys/

FED SMITH
— Is Paid Parental Leave ‘Another Step Towards Socialism’? – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/09/paid-parental-leave-another-step-towards-socialism/

December 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Black market likely to get bigger when pot becomes legal – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-naperville-letters-st-1222-20191216-ofpek3zivjec5c4ugihdm7ppai-story.html
— As recreational pot is about to become legal in Illinois, Pritzker administration warns it will crack down on ‘bad actors’ who affect medical cannabis availability – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortages-letter-20191217-jz64jyh3t5htjjtafn63sgouhi-story.html
— Lawsuit filed by Wheaton cop who alleged sex and age discrimination is dismissed, but judge says dearth of female leaders in department ‘raises an eyebrow’ – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-wheaton-lawsuit-dismissed-20191216-tckmd3xgejgkljoieyahyn7muy-story.html
— Jesse Jackson pushes Nicor to bring long-sought natural gas line to impoverished Pembroke Township in Kankakee County – John Keilman (DIERSEN: Pembroke Township was one of the areas that I was assigned to collect delinquent taxes in while I worked for IRS in its Harvey office 1972-1973.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-pembroke-nicor-gas-jackson-20191217-3lxvyxklwvgshfbxznbh3t5gyy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker expected to sign letter consenting to refugee resettlement New Trump administration policy requires state and local consent. – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: What do Illinois Democrats say to refugees about Illinois Republicans?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/12/16/21025402/pritzker-refugee-resettlement-letter-consent-illinois
— Trump impeachment: Pre-vote skirmish expected at Tuesday Rules Committee hearing On Monday, a spokesman for Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., said he would vote yes on both impeachment articles. Lipinski faces two major March Democratic primary opponents who support impeachment. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/16/21025278/trump-impeachment-tuesday-rules-committee-hearing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is leading a revolution that is destroying America.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/16/21025153/jesse-jackson-trump-republicans-impeachment-trial-house-of-represenatives-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker expected to give consent for refugees to resettle in Illinois – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: What do Illinois Democrats say to refugees about Illinois Republicans?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191216/pritzker-expected-to-give-consent-for-refugees-to-resettle-in-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “As the great grandson of a Jewish refugee from Ukraine, the president’s attacks on immigrant families are deeply personal to me,” Pritzker said in an email statement. . .According to a tally kept by World Relief, 24 other governors and more than 60 municipalities already have submitted consent letters. Among the local communities listed is DuPage County. . .”It’s not just the Chicagoland area, in which most people think refugees are going,” she said “It’s places like Aurora and DuPage and Moline, which is where Global Relief has offices.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College promotes pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191217/oakton-partnership-offers-students-a-path-to-jobs-in-the-cannabis-industry
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191216/oakton-leverages-cannabis-curriculum-to-create-stem-pathway

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot floats the idea of weed co-ops As the Jan. 1 start of recreational marijuana sales approaches, the mayor is focusing more attention on diversity and equity. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/lightfoot-floats-idea-weed-co-ops
— Changing the narrative isn’t a credible strategy, Governor It’s a transparent attempt to substitute political spin for sorely needed action. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/changing-narrative-isnt-credible-strategy-governor

MEDILL REPORTS
— AUTO-VOTER REGISTRATION IN ILLINOIS NOT COMPLYING WITH LAW, EXPERTS SAY – Megan Sauer
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/auto-voter-registration-in-illinois-not-complying-with-law-experts-say/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Spending deal would end two-decade freeze on gun research – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/spending-deal-ends-two-decade-freeze-on-gun-safety-research/
— GOP governors push Trump to scale back employment licensing regulations – Trevor Shirley (DIERSEN: I became a licensed CPA in 1981 when I was 32 years old.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/gop-governors-push-trump-to-scale-back-employment-licensing-regulations/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— George P. Bush, the son of Jeb Bush, headlined the holiday luncheon hosted by Illinois Republican leaders and supporters, including Richard Porter, Jay Bergman, Sanford “Sandy” Perl and Kim Godden. Bush talked immigration, politics and baseball. He said even though his family has spoken out against Republican Donald Trump, he’d be supporting him in 2020. Part of the program included a word association game that equated Texas with opportunity and Illinois with, well, none. (Seems harsh.) Spotted in the crowd at the estate of Gene and Georgetti in Rosemont were business leaders Ty Fahner and Bill Kunkler, state House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, former Congressmen Peter Roskam and Bob Dold, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Rosemont Mayor and state Rep. Brad Stephens, former state Comptroller Leslie Munger, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, political fundraiser Lisa Wagner, political consultant Thom Serafin and public affairs consultant Brian Bernadoni. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/12/17/bumps-in-cannabis-road-lipinski-will-vote-to-impeach-bradys-big-bucks-487920

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 17, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ treasurer calls on President Trump to support surrendering billions in unclaimed U.S. savings bonds for states to find rightful owners – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-treasurer-calls-on-president-trump-to-support-surrendering-billions/article_e7071c4c-2042-11ea-9d5f-93aa1669df2c.html

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Illegals Line Up Early for Newly Available NY Driver’s Licenses Law faced multiple suits, one of which is ongoing – Graham Piro 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/new-york-enacts-law-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-get-drivers-licenses/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left Lines Up With the Terrorists – Civis Americanus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_left_lines_up_with_the_terrorists.html

BREITBART
— Impeachment Backfire: Polling Shows Trump Surge Against All Democrat Contenders in Last Month – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/16/impeachment-backfire-polling-shows-trump-surge-against-all-democrat-contenders-in-last-month/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘This Will Protect Criminals’: Homeland Security Blasts New York Law Allowing Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/16/dhs-new-york-green-light-allow-illegal-alien-driver-license/

NEWSMAX
— Trump ‘Disdainers’ Worse Than the Haters, But Equally Irrelevant – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/trump-haters-disdainers-impeachment/2019/12/16/id/946109/

PJ NEWS MEDIA
— New Jersey Gives Illegals Driver’s Licenses. How Long Before They Get the Vote? – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-jersey-gives-illegals-drivers-licenses-how-long-before-they-get-the-vote/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Rand Paul vs. Google and Facebook – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/rand-paul-backs-bill-letting-newspapers-negotiate-better-deals-with-google-facebook/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Kentucky senator backs antitrust exemption letting newspapers negotiate better terms from the tech giants. Kentucky senator Rand Paul is signing on to a bill attempting to help a struggling industry, print and digital news organizations, by giving them more power to negotiate the terms under which Google and Facebook may distribute their content. Current antitrust law forbids news organizations from banding together to negotiate terms of distribution and advertising rates, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would provide a four-year exemption to existing antitrust laws for “news content creators” to collectively negotiate with “online content distributors” that have at least one billion active users each month (i.e., Google and Facebook). “Government threatens the viability of trusted news sources through old and outdated restrictions on the ability of those sources to survive in an evolving media environment,” Paul said in a written statement Monday to National Review. “We need to get government out of the way, which is why in addition to cosponsoring the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2019, I will also be introducing legislation to free broadcast media from the chains that restrict their ability to better serve their customers.”)

THE HILL
— GOP set to make life difficult for Democrats on impeachment – OLIVIA BEAVERS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474821-gop-set-to-make-life-difficult-for-democrats-on-impeachment

POLITICO
— Trump’s Been President for 3 Years. Why Is Federal Morale Dropping Now? An annual survey of the federal workforce notches its first decline in employee engagement since 2014. How bad are things, really? – MICHAEL STRATFORD
https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2019/12/17/government-morale-trump-federal-administration-084835

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump threatens to bypass Commission on Presidential Debates
https://apnews.com/c4e1bbc13ccdec5953a66f3002974899

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Back Impeachment of Trump as House Vote Nears Several vulnerable freshmen who had expressed reservations about the effort said they would vote to impeach President Trump, despite the political risks. – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/judiciary-committee-impeachment.html
— Praise for Rep. Van Drew From Trump, Scorn From Those at Home The New Jersey Democrat has quickly become anathema to people on both sides of the political divide after news spread he planned to switch parties. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/nyregion/jeff-van-drew-democrat-republican.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: As Protests Rage on Citizenship Bill, Is India Becoming a Hindu Nation? Several people have been killed as unrest spreads to new corners of the country. Many see the passage of a new law as anti-Muslim. – Jeffrey Gettleman and Maria Abi-Habib
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/world/asia/india-citizenship-protests.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Nixon was bad. Trump is much worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nixon-was-bad-trump-is-much-worse/2019/12/16/f1edb280-2045-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Voter Theft That Wasn’t A Wisconsin judge enforces the law. Liberals cry foul. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-voter-theft-that-wasnt-11576540787
— Peter Thiel at Center of Facebook’s Internal Divisions on Politics Billionaire investor thinks political-ad policy shouldn’t change; some directors and executives disagree – Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and Jeff Horwitz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/peter-thiel-at-center-of-facebooks-internal-divisions-on-politics-11576578601
— Protests Over India’s New Citizenship Law Widen Critics of legislation, which disadvantages some Muslim immigrants, say Prime Minister Modi is undermining country’s secular foundation – Krishna Pokharel and Newley Purnell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/protests-over-indias-new-citizenship-law-widen-11576501527
— Make Your Job Application Robot-Proof It takes planning to make sure AI gatekeepers don’t bounce your résumé—sometimes for arbitrary reasons—before a human can make a call – Sue Shellenbarger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/make-your-job-application-robot-proof-11576492201
— Achieving Quantum Wokeness Political correctness barges into a computer science breakthrough. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/achieving-quantum-wokeness-11576540808

FORTUNE
— Paid Parental Leave for Fed Workers Could Spur Wider Changes – AP (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://fortune.com/2019/12/16/paid-parental-leave-federal-workers/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that citizens of foreign countries are better than citizens of America. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/17/why-immigration-is-so-important-in-the-global-race-for-talent/#40a8ec2f1022

USA TODAY
— 92% of Americans think their basic rights are being threatened, new poll shows – Joshua Bote (DIERSEN: Democrats want government to take away rights, money, opportunities, etc. from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/16/most-americans-think-their-basic-rights-threatened-new-poll-shows/4385967002/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Paid federal parental leave will cost $3.3B over 5 years, but that’s not the whole story – Scott Maucione
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/pay-benefits/2019/12/paid-federal-parental-leave-will-cost-3-3b-over-5-years-but-thats-not-the-whole-story/

FED WEEK
— DoD Bill Returns Focus to Probationary Period Issue (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, because I had been under a probationary period at IRS, I was not under a probationary period at GAO. Nevertheless, they did everything that they could to get rid of me. GAO audits IRS. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They gave me unfair performance expectations and unfair performance appraisals. They assigned me to work for, to work with, and to supervise the office’s most problematic employees. And even worse things. In my defense, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997. In addition, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/dod-bill-returns-focus-to-probationary-period-issue/

FED SMITH
— Which Agencies are the “Best Places to Work”? (DIERSEN: GAO is on this list. To attract/retain young Democrat minorities and to attract/retain young Democrat females, GAO can stress how it gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO does not promote to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Further, GAO can stress that it no longer requires passing the CPA examination to get hired/promoted.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/12/17/agencies-best-places-work/

VANITY FAIR
— ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS BLOOMBERG TO “ANSWER FOR” HIS HISTORY OF SEXIST REMARKS Warren called for women to be released from nondisclosure agreements that prevent them from speaking about Bloomberg and the allegedly toxic work environment he fostered. – ALISON DURKEE
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/12/michael-bloomberg-sexist-comments-elizabeth-warren-ndas

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Biden sides with “world leaders” who laugh at Trump.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-biden-campaigns-off-video-showing-world-leaders-laughing-at-trump

GUARDIAN
— Steve Bannon: ‘We’ve turned the Republicans into a working-class party’ – Steve Bannon (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1964-1997. 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.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/17/steve-bannon-working-class-republicans-labour

THE HINDU
— Indian-American to run for Congress Krishna Bansal said his major policy issues are free enterprise, fiscal discipline, family values and a firm foreign policy.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indian-american-to-run-for-congress/article30327061.ece

November 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, City announce recreational marijuana awareness campaign: Cannabis Facts Chicago (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/education/cannabis-facts-chicago-mayor-city-launch-recreational-weed-awareness-campaign/5710762/
(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: The City is encouraging residents considering consuming cannabis to review these health and safety tips:
– Protect your brain – Studies have shown that cannabis use in young people can impair brain development.
– Know your dose – Cannabis now comes in many different forms and is much more potent than in the past.
– Avoid frequent use – Daily cannabis use, particularly in high doses, can impair your memory.
– Don’t consume if pregnant or breastfeeding – There is no safe amount of cannabis while pregnant or breastfeeding, regardless of how you consume it.
– Don’t drive while high – Driving while under the influence of cannabis is not just dangerous to yourself and others, it’s also illegal.
– Keep it safe – Ensure that the only person using your cannabis is you.)
— Mother of Naperville student targeted in racist Craigslist ad speaks out – Leah Hope and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/mother-of-naperville-student-targeted-in-racist-craigslist-ad-speaks-out/5711483/

NBC5
— Wisconsin Poll Shows 40 Percent Support for Removing Trump Republicans in the battleground state are rallying around the president, the poll’s organizers say
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/wisconsin-poll-shows-only-40-percent-support-for-removing-trump-565254462.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level passes divided U.S. House committee
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bill-to-decriminalize-marijuana-at-federal-level-passes-divided-u-s-house-committee
— 5th Illinois resident dies from vaping as national death toll rises to 47
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/5th-illinois-resident-dies-from-vaping-as-national-death-toll-rises-to-47

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Plan emerges to bring horse racing and casino gambling to Balmoral Park in Crete after Gov. J.B. Pritzker quashes Tinley Park racino – Dan Petrella (DIERSEN: My ancestors used to own the farm land on which Balmoral Park was built. My ancestors have lived in Crete since 1854. My great grandfather and then my grandfather operated Crete’s only hardware store at the northeast corner of Main and Exchange Streets until the 1950s. My parents and I lived in an apartment above it 1948-1954. My brother continues to live in a house in Crete that my grandfather had built in 1926 on land that his grandfather bought in 1864.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gambling-expansion-balmoral-park-20191121-i3iyhllzwbezdks6rj4b3sepcy-story.html
https://www.courant.com/ct-illinois-gambling-expansion-balmoral-park-20191121-i3iyhllzwbezdks6rj4b3sepcy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois will grow 1 million pounds of marijuana in 2025, ranking it among the top 5 pot-producing states, study says – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-marijuana-production-20191121-775bhlfldjaevejpcgjf24mndi-story.html
— Reaction to Trump impeachment testimony depends on one’s political views – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-testimony-reaction-st-1122-20191121-iagvek5bafab7dffgybag2nhmq-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Sexual misconduct in Chicago Public Schools continues amid federal oversight: ‘What can we do to prevent this?’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-public-schools-sexual-abuse-investigations-update-20191122-3mccxmsd5rh2filslmkrkhorbe-story.html
— Mother, daughters, doctors. Affirmative action at Harvard makes a generational ripple in improving black health care. – UCHE BLACKSTOCK (DIERSEN: I was the first of my ancestors to earn a college degree. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-black-doctors-harvard-20191121-2a27fldrhbbxtky2zeojv2hqqq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: McDonald’s accused of allowing ‘epidemic of violence’ at its Chicago restaurants A lawsuit was filed Thursday by 17 workers at 13 Chicago restaurants, including the showcase at McDonald’s corporate headquarters in the West Loop. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/11/21/20976315/mcdonalds-workers-sue-violence-chicago-restaurants-design
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs want amnesty for illegals who take bad jobs. Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. 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://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/21/20976316/undocumented-immigrants-migrant-workers-farmers-farm-workforce-modernization-act-marlen-garcia
— Housing protection advances for those with past convictions — prompting congratulations, concerns The committee seal of approval could signal a conclusion to a months-long back and forth between property owners and housing advocates. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/20/20974968/cook-county-anti-housing-discrimination-rules-criminal-history-fair-ordinance
— CPS watchdog fielding 3 complaints of adult sex misconduct per school day Nearly 5 percent of CPS security guards have faced complaints, the CPS inspector general said. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2019/11/20/20973101/cps-sexual-misconduct-inspector-general-complaints-abuse
— War of succession? Pritzker asks replacement process scrutiny as ward bosses’ pick seeks Arroyo seat “I want to make sure that the people of the district get represented properly,” the governor said. “There’s no air of corruption around the person who gets appointed.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/20/20974886/pritzker-ethics-task-force-arroyo-house-vacancies-corruption-federal-investigation

WGN RADIO
— National Marijuana Initiative Coordinator Ed Shemelya joins John Williams to explain the danger of recreational marijuana legalization, its potency and the contrasts between marijuana and alcohol.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/11/21/national-marijuana-initiative-police-officers-are-going-to-have-to-go-back-to-doing-fundamental-police-work/

WAND
— Using ‘OK, Boomer’ at work could get you fired (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government were smart enough to not engage in name calling. But they focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) (currently $165,500) by age 40. In the military, GS-13 is equivalent to Major, GS-14 is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, GS-15 is equivalent to Colonel, and SES is equivalent to Brigadier General.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/using-ok-boomer-at-work-could-get-you-fired/article_94159c5c-0c65-11ea-bc38-03f71ebc0195.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Discernment on Lauren Underwood’s Five Point Plan to Reduce Drug Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/il-14-discernment-on-lauren-underwoods-five-point-plan-to-reduce-drug-prices/ 
— IL-14: Release of “Ted Gradel on Life” Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/20/il-14-release-of-ted-gradel-on-life-video/
— Don Brewer Running for Judge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/21/don-brewer-running-for-judge/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Yes, Chick-fil-A’s Decision Hurts – Christine Misner 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/yes-chick-fil-as-decision-hurt/

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP fires both barrels at no-chance Dem prison chaplain
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/21/ilgop-fires-both-barrels-at-no-chance-dem-prison-chaplain/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Faith-based groups sue to deny locals a say in refugee resettlement – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/21/faith-based-groups-sue-deny-locals-say-refugee-res/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Debate uproar as Biden stumbles, saying ‘only African American woman’ (Carol Moseley Braun) elected to Senate supports him – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/debate-uproar-as-biden-stumbles-saying-only-black-woman-elected-to-senate-supports-him

GOPUSA
— ‘Woke math’ adds up to radicalized students
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79916

DAILY CALLER
— WH Press Sec Stephanie Grisham: Democrats’ Impeachment Inquiry Motivated By ‘Sick Hatred’ For Trump – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/21/white-house-stephanie-grisham-democrats-sick-hatred-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Biden To Booker: Cory, I’m Just as Black as You – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: From what I see, being called a racist today in America is like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Those who are called racists should sue their accusers.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/11/21/biden-tries-to-say-hes-just-as-black-as-cory-booker-n2556844

HUMAN EVENTS
— The Real Purpose Behind the Immigration Debate. How progressive framing of the immigration issue exposes their true vision for America. – Patrick Garry (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://humanevents.com/2019/11/21/the-real-purpose-behind-the-immigration-debate/

NEW AMERICAN
— 10-plus Percent of DACA Recipients Arrested, Illegal-alien Smuggler Collared at Border Had DACA Privilege – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/34100-10-plus-percent-of-daca-recipients-arrested-illegal-alien-smuggler-collared-at-border-had-daca-privilege

COLLEGE FIX
— Students told they’re ‘genocide beneficiaries’ at panel on Native American issues – ALEXANDER PEASE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you are a member of any of the following groups, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, and/or draft avoider.) 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/students-told-theyre-genocide-beneficiaries-at-panel-on-native-american-issues/

THE HILL
— West Virginia public library removes LGBTQ children’s book from shelves – OWEN DAUGHERTY
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/471509-west-virginia-public-library-removes-lgbtq-childrens-book-from

CBS NEWS
— Hardliners gain key posts at Trump’s citizenship and immigration services agency – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-immigration-policy-posts-hardliners-including-officials-who-worked-for-a-hate-group-gain-key-positions/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why We’re Impeaching Our Student Body President Over Trump Jr. The president’s son spoke at the University of Florida for a $50,000 fee. We dug deeper. – Zachariah Chou
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/21/opinion/donald-trump-jr-university-of-florida.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s impeachment opposed by more independents: poll – Bob Fredericks
https://nypost.com/2019/11/21/trumps-impeachment-opposed-by-more-independents-poll/

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Boot Camps Target Equity For Illinois, Michigan And Beyond – Janet Burns (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2019/11/21/cannabis-boot-camps-target-equity-for-illinois-michigan-and-beyond/
— All The President’s Men: Office Politics At Taxpayer Expense – Keith Flamer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/keithflamer/2019/11/21/all-the-presidents-men-office-politics-at-taxpayer-expense/#6b23472c5912

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— Inside the Wyoming GOP, critics are silenced as party leadership turns increasingly to the right – Nick Reynolds
https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/inside-the-wyoming-gop-critics-are-silenced-as-party-leadership/article_5580eefb-3b44-5bfd-8410-ab6c0592f343.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Violence From Trump’s Foes More Than His Supporters
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2019/voters_fear_violence_from_trump_s_foes_more_than_his_supporters

WIKIPEDIA
— Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government focused on getting rid of federal employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (SES) (currently $165,500) by age 40. In the military, GS-13 is equivalent to Major, GS-14 is equivalent to Lieutenant Colonel, GS-15 is equivalent to Colonel, and SES is equivalent to Brigadier General.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Officer_Personnel_Management_Act

(FROM THE POSTING: DOPMA created stable and predictable career paths, institutionalized relatively short careers compared to private industry, and mandated the military adopt an “up or out” personnel management strategy (requiring officers who failed selection for promotion to be removed from the service). Although DOPMA accomplished many of its intended goals, many provisions and consequences of the legislation remain controversial. . .The DOPMA “system” generally provides two opportunities to advance to the next rank. Officers typically will go before selection boards in cohorts based on the year they were commissioned. The majority of officers are promoted “in zone” (or “primary zone”); officers not selected will go before the next board (“above zone”), typically held a year later. Officers who are not selected “above zone” (twice fail promotion) are required to separate from the service, retire if eligible, or by exception may continue to serve until retirement in their current grade (but will never again be considered for promotion). At the discretion of the services a small number of promotions may go to exceptional officers (“below zone”) who are promoted one or two years ahead of their cohort. Congress desired “due course” officers (those selected in the primary zone) to be promoted within set windows based on time served in the current grade and cumulative years of service. While not specified in DOPMA, Department of Defense policy established targets for selection to the next grade, as a percentage from the surviving cohort. Desired promotion rates and reporting requirements of service board results are regularly published by DoD. Current promotion guidelines are as follows:)

November 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ‘Baby Trump’ balloon slashed at appearance outside Alabama-LSU game A man charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long gash in the back, the group that owns the balloon said. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/baby-trump-balloon-slashed-at-alabama-appearance/5686639/

NBC5
— Activists Criticize Hiring of Chicago Police Interim Superintendent Black Lives Matter of Los Angeles sent Chicago residents a “warning letter” about Charlie Beck – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Charlie-beck-interim-chicago-police-superintendent-564711302.html

CBS2
— A Look At Chicago’s Interim Top Cop: Charlie Beck – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/08/a-look-at-chicagos-interim-top-cop-charlie-beck/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GI Bill opened doors to college for many vets, but politicians created a separate one for blacks – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-gi-bill-opened-doors-to-college-for-many-vets-but-politicians-created-a-separate-one-for-blacks-126394-20191109-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Activist warns of ‘strong protests’ over city’s pick for interim top cop as officials tour police districts On Saturday, former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot toured police districts to help Beck familiarize himself with the city. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/11/9/20957016/charlie-beck-eddie-johnson-lori-lightfoot-black-lives-matter-protests-police

DAILY HERALD
— Public safety pension investment returns are missing targets — by nearly $1 billion – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191109/public-safety-pension-investment-returns-are-missing-targets-x2014-by-nearly-1-billion

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— $100K+ pensioners increasing quickly – David Giuliani 
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/k-pensioners-increasing-quickly/article_3922fa3c-001d-11ea-8145-3b073dd74ebd.html
— Three cheers for refugee reduction – Michelle Malkin
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/michelle-malkin-three-cheers-for-refugee-reduction/article_2b9ce3e8-0093-11ea-99b1-e33ceadd2d1f.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stress Over Mass Shootings, Health Care Access High Among Latinos, Survey Finds – PATTI NEIGHMOND 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stress-over-mass-shootings-health-care-access-high-among-latinos-survey-finds#stream/0

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Numerous lawsuits filed against Mark Curran in Lake County; Special Prosecutor to be Named in Mark Curran Battery Case
https://www.williamjkelly.org/

GOPUSA
— Democrats demand pay for illegals caught in MS ICE raids; many worked with Americans’ stolen ID
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79103
— Sanctuary state governor fails to attend funeral for deputy killed by illegal alien
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79172
— Black voters rally behind Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79158
— More young Muslim women elected to local and state offices
http://www.gopusa.com/more-young-muslim-women-elected-to-local-and-state-offices/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Nazism of Democrat Gun Control – Rich Logis and Scott Newmark
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/the_nazism_of_democrat_gun_control.html

TOWNHALL
— CNN Reporters Blame Trump For the Death of Elijah Cummings – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/11/09/cnn-reporters-blame-trump-for-the-death-of-elijah-cummings-n2556205

THE HILL
— The appalling discrimination against America’s young conservatives – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/469261-the-appalling-discrimination-against-americas-young-conservatives

WASHINGTON POST
— A library wanted a New York Times subscription. Officials refused, citing Trump and ‘fake news.’ – Antonia Noori Farzan (DIERSEN: If you were me, what would you do encourage Republican Party leaders in Illinois to encourage Republicans in Illinois to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/11/05/new-york-times-citrus-county-florida-library-subscription-rejected-fake-news/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The librarians of Citrus County, Fla., had what seemed like a modest wish: A digital subscription to the New York Times. For about $2,700 annually, they reasoned, they could offer their roughly 70,000 patrons an easy way to research and catch up on the news. But when their request came before the Citrus County commission last month, local officials literally laughed out loud. One commissioner, Scott Carnahan, declared the paper to be “fake news.” “I agree with President Trump,” he said. “I will not be voting for this. I don’t want the New York Times in this county.” In a move that is generating intense online backlash, all five members of the commission agreed to reject the library’s request. The discussion took place Oct. 24, the same day the Trump administration announced plans to cancel federal agencies’ subscriptions to the Times and The Washington Post. While there’s no apparent connection — the Citrus County meeting began several hours before the Wall Street Journal broke the news of the new edict — the controversy unfolding in central Florida highlights how politicians nationwide are parroting the president’s disparaging rhetoric about the media.)

LGBTQ NATION
— Children’s author Robin Stevenson rips (Wheaton) school district for bowing to homophobic parent At least one student has already changed their mind about coming out due to Stevenson’s cancelled visit, according to the author. – Juwan J. Holmes
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/11/childrens-author-robin-stevenson-rips-illinois-school-district-bowing-homophobic-parent/

COLDWELL BANKER
— FOR SALE: OFFICE BUILDING: 520 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $425,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/520-west-roosevelt-rd/pid_33673655/

October 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Strike: Chicago Public Schools cancels classes Monday with no end in sight to 11-day teachers strike
https://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-cancels-classes-monday-with-no-end-in-sight-to-11-day-teachers-strike/5650640/

NBC5
— Protests Planned Ahead of President Trump’s Chicago Visit
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/president-trump-set-to-visit-chicago-monday-563954681.html

CBS2
— President Trump Visits Chicago: What You Need To Know
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/27/president-trump-visits-chicago-guide/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump, Obama raid photos show stark differences – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-obama-raid-photos-show-stark-differences

WGN TV
— President Trump to make first visit to Chicago since taking office – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/27/president-trump-to-make-first-visit-to-chicago-since-taking-office/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— CPS, teachers union ‘not close’ on deal to end strike despite marathon day of negotiations A whirlwind Saturday started with a CPS official accusing the union of a “breach of trust.” – Nader Issa and Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/26/20933551/cps-strike-breach-trust-teachers-union

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPS strike updates: Classes canceled Monday; Chicago Teachers Union says CEO Janice Jackson has joined negotiations – JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ, KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and MORGAN GREENE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cps-strike-chicago-teachers-union-updates-20191027-kynt4fld7jcmbcgeg55e7xfji4-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Donors keep Madigan’s campaign coffers full – Tom Kacich (DIERSEN: What discourages you from donating money to candidates? For me, factors include a) their failure/refusal to demonstrate that they can/will defend/advance the Republican Party platform, b) they, their donors, their political consultants, their staff, and/or their volunteers dismissing, belittling, badmouthing, discrediting, insulting, demonizing, denigrating, condemning, and/or slandering me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) their indicating that if they lose, that they will blame me and that they will blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Nevertheless, I give them all my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to read free of charge. GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year.) 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-donors-keep-madigan-s-campaign-coffers-full/article_b5240ee1-253e-554a-8492-1f179121ce04.html

WHEATON RECORD
— Wheaton College students split on impeachment – Micah McIntyre (DIERSEN: Wheaton College students who politically align with the Democrat Party should be advised that they align with a political party a) that is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) that promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and even worse things.)
http://www.wheatonrecord.com/articles/students-split-on-impeachment/
— Lawsuit boosts interest in Chicago evangelism – Melissa Schill
http://www.wheatonrecord.com/articles/lawsuit-boosts-interest-in-chicago-evangelism/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Jews Will Not Abandon the Democrats, Even as the Democrats Abandon Them – Abraham H. Miller (DIERSEN: One could say that conservatives will not abandon the Republican Party, even though the Republican Party has abandoned them. I should write a book about Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders who make it ever-increasingly clear that they want to dump conservatives and dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform. Ever-increasing, they make it clear that they want Republicans to promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/jews_will_not_abandon_the_democrats_even_as_the_democrats_abandon_them.html

BREITBART
— Mainstream Media Meltdown: Journos Freak Out over Breitbart’s Inclusion in Facebook News Tab – ALLUM BOKHAR (DIERSEN: What if Facebook included GOPUSA ILLINOIS in an Illinois political/government news tab?)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/27/mainstream-media-meltdown-journos-freak-out-over-breitbarts-inclusion-in-facebook-news-tab/
— Sanctuary State Illinois: Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Two Legal Immigrants – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/27/sanctuary-state-illinois-illegal-alien-accused-killing-two-legal-immigrants/
— Ann Coulter: Oligarchs ‘Are Going to Deliver a Country to Us Like Venezuela’ Through Elizabeth Warren – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/27/ann-coulter-oligarchs-going-deliver-country-like-venezuela/
— University of Pennsylvania Surrenders to Protesters, Cancels Speech by Former ICE Director – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/27/university-of-pennsylvania-surrenders-to-protesters-cancels-speech-by-former-ice-director/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Buttigieg promises to make race and gender (not experience?) his priority in picking a running mate – Tom Tillison (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn experience. I would focus on my Democrat superiors in the federal government. GAO audits IRS. My Democrat GAO superiors demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I gained a) working for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year; b) working for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years 1986-1988 at the GS-13 Step 1-3 levels, currently $98,198-$104,744/year, c) working for GAO on audits of federal financial industry regulators for 8 years 1990-1997 at the GS-13 Step 3-10 levels, currently $104,744-$127,654/year; d) earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and an MBA from Loyola in 1976; e) passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; and f) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/10/27/buttigieg-promises-to-make-race-and-gender-not-experience-his-priority-in-picking-a-running-mate-844852

THE HILL
— 2020 will be the year of the Hispanic voter – MARIA CARDONA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Hispanics 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. How successful have the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county been in getting Hispanics to hate Republicans?)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/467601-2020-will-be-the-year-of-the-hispanic-voter
— How nations fail: Lessons for America – R. DAVID HARDEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) glorify and praise and pander to foreign countries and their citizens; b) make it clear that they want to get rid or individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; and c) make it clear that they want America to fail.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/467595-how-nations-fail-lessons-for-america

NEW YORK TIMES
— Are the Suburbs Turning Democratic? The political dividing line in America used to be between Democratic cities and Republican suburbs. Now it runs through the center of the suburbs themselves. – Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats, hypocritical Libertarians, hypocritical Greens, and hypocritical RINOs who hypocritically move into or hypocritically stay in Republican suburbs to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created? Of course, these hypocrites want Republican suburbs to promote booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/25/us/democrats-republicans-suburbs.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to not hire and to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-business-case-for-more-diversity-11572091200

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Diversity Will Continue to Be Democratic Asset in 2020 – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Democrats use diversity to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/10/diversity-will-continue-to-be-democratic-asset-in-2020.html

October 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago to hold community meetings on recreational marijuana sales
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/city-to-hold-community-meetings-on-recreational-marijuana-sales/5590687/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Congress should treat gun violence as a public health crisis, witnesses testify at hearing – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-gun-violence-field-hearing-st-1004-20191003-sfs6o5rkrzhbtjisrtqmiapkva-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump fights off impeachment by flexing his stupidity muscle.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-china-ukraine-whistleblower-week-in-review-huppke-20191004-sor6rmbxavc2feesy4me7tmdvi-story.html
— Illegal vape name draws scrutiny as illness spreads – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–vaping-illnesses-outlaw-brand-20191004-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Springfield fixer upper? Pritzker digs deep to doll up governor’s digs The latest Springfield renovations include repairing tile on the first floor, remodeling guest bedrooms and bathrooms and “updating existing plumbing.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/3/20897731/springfield-fixer-upper-pritzker-governors-mansion-renovation
— Schiff at Northwestern calls Trump’s alleged Ukraine dealings ‘one of the most pernicious threats to our democracy’ The House Intelligence Committee chair who is leading the impeachment inquiry criticized President Donald Trump for allegedly attempting to influence a foreign leader to advance his political aspirations “in a way that damages America’s national security.” – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/3/20898133/donald-trump-adam-schiff-northwestern-blasts-alleged-ukraine-influence-pernicious-threats-democracy

DAILY HERALD
— Pension side of state’s financial picture still waiting for reform – Ralph Martire
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191004/pension-side-of-states-financial-picture-still-waiting-for-reform

WBEZ
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/where-could-recreational-weed-be-sold-in-chicago-come-january-answers-to-your-legal-weed-questions/8779cfa8-736b-4ae8-a26b-73e2486696cd

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— President slights Kinzinger – David Giuliani 
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/president-slights-kinzinger/article_60c73d72-e61a-11e9-91d7-83d1c94262a6.html

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Into the haze: how will legal marijuana affect employers and workers? – GRAHAM AMBROSE (DIERSEN: If you are employed, how stoned will your employer let a) you, b) your superiors, c) your supervisors, d) your coworkers, and e) your subordinates be? If you are a member of an organization, how stoned will that organization let a) you, b) its leaders, and c) its members be?)
https://qctimes.com/business/into-the-haze-how-will-legal-marijuana-affect-employers-and/article_49e16d2f-478c-5695-bbdb-2ad34b4ded00.html

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Democrats what poor minorities and poor women to be pot pushers.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/illinois-officials-post-application-for-cannabis-licenses-release-map-highlighting-areas-hardest-hit-by-war-on-drugs

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— CNN rejects 2 campaign ads from Trump, accepts 1 – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/cnn-rejects-2-campaign-ads-from-trump-accepts-1
— Nunes files $77M suit, alleging Iowa farm story defamed him – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/nunes-files-77m-suit-alleging-iowa-farm-story-defamed-him

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston officials encourage Latinx representation on city boards – Melanie Lust (DIERSEN: In your municipality, too what extent do your municipality’s leaders share your demographics – race, gender, age, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income range, net worth range, etc.?) 
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2019/10/03/city/evanston-officials-encourage-latinx-representation-on-city-boards/

GAZETTE CHICAGO
— Protecting the public is a challenge in the new era of legal cannabis – Eva Hofmann (DIERSEN: Based on how they talk and/or how they act, starting January 1, 2020, how much pot do you predict that the following will use, that is, how stoned do you predict that the following will be: you, your brothers and sisters, your spouse, your children, your grandchildren, your parents, your grandparents, the rest of your relatives, your neighbors, those in your precinct, those in your municipality, those in your township/ward, those in your county, those in Illinois, those who run your municipality, those who run your township/ward, those who run your county, and those who run Illinois?) 
http://www.gazettechicago.com/index/2019/10/protecting-the-public-is-a-challenge-in-the-new-era-of-legal-cannabis/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hospitalization increases. . .Vaping cannabis. . .Adolescent use. . .White knight or new opioid?. . .Crime. . .Safe travels. . .Environmental impacts)

NRA ILA
— Illinois: Committee Rules May Shut Down Gun Stores
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20191003/illinois-committee-rules-may-shut-down-gun-stores

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14/IL-06: New Rankings Lauren Underwood 2nd Most Liberal Freshman in Congress, Sean Casten Liberal Ranking Rises From 37th to 26th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/04/il-14-il-06-new-rankings-lauren-underwood-2nd-most-liberal-freshman-in-congress-sean-casten-liberal-ranking-rises-from-37th-to-26th/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CTU DEMANDS ARE AN INSULT TO AVERAGE CHICAGO TAXPAYERS – Bill Reveille
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/ctu-demands-are-an-insult-to-average-chicago-taxpayers/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS COMMUNITIES UNPREPARED TO EMBRACE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/illinois-communities-unprepared-to-embrace-recreational-marijuana.html
— NEVINS: ARE GOPERS SO DESPERATE TO OUST DURBIN WE WON’T SCRUTINIZE CHALLENGERS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/10/nevins-are-gopers-so-desperate-to-oust-durbin-we-wont-scrutinize-challengers-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Libertarians argue that nothing should be banned because bans do not work and because everyone should be free to do whatever they want unless it directly harms someone else.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/04/its-already-banned-and-the-ban-clearly-doesnt-work-well/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Impeachment in search of a high crime – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/3/impeachment-in-search-of-a-high-crime/

GOPUSA
— CNN refuses to air Trump’s ‘Biden Corruption’ ad that also slams the network’s ‘media lapdogs’
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77108
— Rule of law replaced by hyperpartisanship
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76967
— Online retail leaves shopping malls as crumbling monuments to past
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77075

AMERICAN THINKER
— Planned Parenthood builds giant secret supercenter for industrial-scale abortions – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/planned_parenthood_builds_giant_secret_supercenter_for_industrial_scale_abortions.html
— What is the Purpose of the GOP? – Richard Moss
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/what_is_the_purpose_of_the_gop.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our “one party” system in Washington remains profoundly corrupt and self-serving. It consists of career politicians from both parties, special interests, donors, and lobbyists, all of whom agree on one thing: growing the size of government. The Republican Party, in its budgeting and voting, is a left-of-center party; it is, as I often referred to it as, the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. With an increasingly Marxist Democratic Party, and no serious conservative opposition from “soft-progressive” Republicans, the trajectory of the nation is all to the left: more spending, more programs, more socialism, and ultimately more tyranny.)

BREITBART
— Billionaire Donors: Florida Must Give Illegal Aliens U.S. Jobs, Driver’s Licenses – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/03/big-business-demands-florida-give-licenses-illegal-aliens/

DAILY SIGNAL
— New York City Will Fine You for Saying ‘Illegal Alien.’ That’s an Assault on the Constitution. – Hans von Spakovsky 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/03/new-york-city-will-fine-you-for-saying-illegal-alien-thats-an-assault-on-the-constitution/

NOQ REPORT
— Trump campaign raised more since impeachment started than Biden raised all quarter – Carl Durrek
https://noqreport.com/2019/10/03/trump-campaign-raised-since-impeachment-started-biden-raised-quarter/

THE HILL
— Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump after he calls her a ‘wack job’ – RACHEL FRAZIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/464332-ocasio-cortez-hits-trump-after-he-calls-her-a-wack-job

POLITICO
— How Elizabeth Warren would boost labor rights – REBECCA RAINEY (DIERSEN: Employees should have the right to NOT promote planks in political party platforms, including the right to NOT promote LGBTQ activity, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, etc.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/03/how-elizabeth-warren-would-boost-labor-rights-024199

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Chicago to sue Jussie Smollett for costs of investigation
https://www.wrbl.com/entertainment-news/chicago-to-sue-jussie-smollett-for-costs-of-investigation/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To destroy Trump, Trump-haters are doing everything that they can to destroy America’s economy. Trump-haters are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/opinion/trump-economy.html
— How ICE Picks Its Targets in the Surveillance Age After two officers came to a Pacific Northwest community, longtime residents began to disappear — a testament to the agency’s quiet embrace of big data. – McKenzie Funk (DIERSEN: Are you a “positively contributing member of society?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I am not. According to them, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not only worthless, they are destructive. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/magazine/ice-surveillance-deportation.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The goal of the Extreme Vetting Initiative was “determinations via automation,” ICE explained to the attendees. It sought partners whose algorithms could scan social media and other publicly available information and assess whether an immigrant was likely to become a “positively contributing member of society” — or whether he or she intended “to commit criminal or terrorist attacks.”)

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want business to hate Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/its-time-for-americas-business-leaders-to-take-a-stand-on-trump/2019/10/03/a979e502-e52e-11e9-b403-f738899982d2_story.html
— Why Elizabeth Warren is getting such good press – David Byler 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/10/03/no-wonder-elizabeth-warren-is-getting-great-press-media-looks-like-her-base/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Women Slowly Shifting to Higher-Paying College Majors, Study Says What female students opt to study helps explain why gender pay gap persists but their choices are changing – David Harrison
https://www.wsj.com/articles/women-slowly-shifting-to-higher-paying-college-majors-study-says-11570179600
— Harvard’s Legal Discrimination A federal court upholds the university’s race-conscious admissions. – Editorial (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, GAO hinted/implied/argued that it treated me just like Congress wanted it to, that is, to get rid of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvards-legal-discrimination-11570143828
— The Streets of San Francisco The city made a choice to tolerate vagrancy and encourage drug use, with dire consequences. – Heather Mac Donald
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-streets-of-san-francisco-11570143083

USA TODAY
— Employee recognition a vital part of workplace culture – Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (DIERSEN: In October of 1993, when I was 45 years old, I had 25 years of Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) credits, and therefore, I was eligible to take GAO’s $25,000 buyout offer and to take early retirement. Of course, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious about that. I had worked for GAO less than 14 years. I had earned almost 3 years of full-time CSRS credits while I had worked only part-time for the Post Office 1966-1969. I had earned almost 9 years of CSRS credits while I worked for IRS 1971-1980.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2019/09/10/honoring-employee-accomplishments-essential-workplace-culture/2147061001/

DESERT NEWS
— Should presidential candidates be able to keep medical records private? – Lois M. Collins and Sofia Jeremias
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2019/10/3/20897717/bernie-sanders-health-candidates-hillary-clinton-medical-records-privacy

WORCESTER TELEGRAM
— Worcester City Council candidate profile: Owurakwaku Sarkodieh (DIERSEN: In your municipality, too what extent do your municipality’s leaders share your demographics – race, gender, age, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income, net worth, etc.?)
https://www.telegram.com/news/20191003/worcester-city-council-candidate-profile-owurakwaku-sarkodieh

SIMSBURY CONNECTICUT PATCH
— FROM THE ARTICLE: What are your priorities in life? – Karen Needham (DIERSEN: What are your priorities in life? My priorities in life include putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://patch.com/connecticut/simsbury/what-does-take-charge-your-life-mean

NEWSWEEK
— REPUBLICAN JOE WALSH IMPLORES CONGRESSIONAL GOP TO SUPPORT TRUMP IMPEACHMENT: ‘PUT COUNTRY OVER PARTY’ – HUNTER MOYLER 
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-walsh-letter-house-republicans-impeachment-1463043

October 3 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Milton Township Republican Central Committee held an outstanding Oktoberfest golf outing and dinner fundraiser Thursday, October 3, 2019, at the Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. The 100+ attendees included federal candidates Ives and Kinzler; state representative Grant; past and present DuPage County officials and candidates Berlin, Corrigan, Eckhoff, Elliot, Grogan, Hinds, Kachiroubas, Larsen, McGowen, Mendrick, Whelan, C. Zaruba, and Zay; Milton Township officials Falbo, Heidorn, LeVan, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, and Nathwani; judges and judge candidates Brennan, McCluskey, O’Toole, Veenstra, and Walsh; and many others including Anderson, Bohn, Boltz, Carlson, Caruso, Cherry, Danelgo, Fitch, Fitzpatrick, Formento, Keller, Lofgren, Lollino, Morrissey, Ryan, Shaw, Slinger, Smith, Valle, and C. Zaruba. Event sponsors included Berlin, Breen, Carlson, Cronin, Eckhoff, Elliott, Grant, Grogan, Hinkle, Henry, Holder, Ives, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Kleeman, LeVan, Marquardt, Mazzochi, McCluskey, McGowen, McNeily, Molitor, Muehlfelt, O’Toole, Sanguinetti, Suess, Wagner, Walsh, Whelan, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
https://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger says he still backs Trump after civil war tweet, but ‘I’ve made it clear that there are things I don’t like that he’s saying’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-donald-trump-20191003-3udfn7s26raoveqhabbq3sehhq-story.html
— Sexual harassment in Springfield: Applause for the women who persisted – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-sexual-harassment-springfield-20191003-zk2tugrcavdg3memqnl3ftx3iq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Schakowsky speak out against Trump administration’s cuts to refugee admissions program A State Department proposal released last week would put a cap on the number of refugees at 18,000 for the fiscal year that started Monday. – Ashlee Rezin and Lizzie Schiffman Tufano
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/10/3/20897245/durbin-schakowsky-speak-out-against-trump-cuts-refugee-program
— Vaping illness outbreak a ‘crisis,’ but no need to ban THC vapes, state’s new pot czar says “I don’t want to push people into trying to figure out how to get things off-market and illicitly,” state Sen. Toi Hutchinson told the Sun-Times. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/10/3/20895552/vaping-illness-outbreak-ban-thc-marijuana-pot-czar-illinois
— Despite rebuke of Trump, Rep. Kinzinger supports president, against impeachment inquiry ‘It’s not treason,’ Kinzinger said, disagreeing with Trump’s slam at Rep. Adam Schiff, the California Democrat overseeing the impeachment inquiry. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/10/3/20897183/trump-kinzinger-impeachment-civil-war-schiff-2020

DAILY HERALD
— How Buffalo Grove might restrict recreational pot sellers – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191003/how-buffalo-grove-might-restrict-recreational-pot-sellers

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot fires back after ICE boss blasts Chicago sanctuary city policy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-fires-back-after-ice-boss-blasts-chicago-sanctuary-city-policy/5589522/
— Walmart workers hold protest after filing discrimination complaint against retailer
https://abc7chicago.com/business/walmart-workers-hold-discrimination-protest-against-retailer/5588275/

WGN TV
— Illinois members of Congress hold gun violence hearing – JULIAN CREWS
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/03/il-members-of-congress-hold-gun-violence-hearing/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Museum of Science & Industry renamed for Ken Griffin The billionaire hedge fund mogul gave $125 million to the South Side institution. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/nonprofits-philanthropy/museum-science-industry-renamed-ken-griffin

WBEZ
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis On The Syllabus In Illinois College Classrooms – Kate McGee
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/cannabis-on-the-syllabus-in-illinois-college-classrooms/b37c0a4b-246f-43a5-a4f2-f12e40bb3732

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters love Trump-haters.
https://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20191002/our-view-kudos-to-kinzinger-for-calling-out-trump-on-civil-war-tweet

JOURNAL TOPICS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Buffalo Grove Commission OKs Zoning For Recreational Cannabis – Richard Mayer
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/buffalo-grove-commission-oks-zoning-for-recreational-cannabis/

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN
— Trump lets states, cities refuse refugees for 1st time – AP
https://www.semissourian.com/story/2638611.html

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Aims To Give Those Affected By The War On Drugs A Leg Up In Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN 
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-aims-give-those-affected-war-drugs-leg-cannabis-industry#stream/0

EVANSTON PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/calendar/event/20191004/659272/are-you-interested-in-an-illinois-medical-cannabis-card

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Ives Reports Raising $340,298
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/03/ives-reports-raising-340298/ 
— Oberwies Goes after Underwood’s Favoring Illegal Aliens over Veterans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/03/oberwies-goes-after-underwoods-favoring-illegal-aliens-over-veterans

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Jr. Says ‘Adam Schiff Is Basically The Jussie Smollett Of Congress’ – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2019/10/03/trump-jr-adam-schiff-jussie-smollett-congress/

GOPUSA
— California isn’t doing enough to verify citizenship while registering voters, lawsuit says
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=77007

BREITBART
— Sanctuary County: Officer Made to Undergo ‘Remedial Training’ for Helping Capture Illegal Alien Fugitive – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/02/sanctuary-county-officer-made-to-undergo-remedial-training-for-helping-capture-illegal-alien-fugitive/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Apple’s Tim Cook despises America and despises Americans.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/03/apples-tim-cook-daca-illegals-american-any-us/
— Elizabeth Warren Vows Open Border: Illegals Must Not Be ‘Unnecessarily’ Detained – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/03/elizabeth-warren-vows-open-border-illegals-must-not-be-unnecessarily-detained/

CNS NEWS
— Trump: Dems Want to Drain Americans’ Health Care to Finance Open Borders – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trump-dems-want-drain-americans-health-care-finance-open-borders

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Walsh Pens Letter Asking GOP Reps to Back Trump’s Impeachment: ‘Be an American First, a Republican Second’ – Madison Dibble
https://ijr.com/walsh-pens-letter-asking-gop-reps-back-trumps-impeachment/

THE HILL
— Trump: Foes are ‘maniacs,’ impeachment is ‘crap’ – MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464260-trump-foes-are-maniacs-impeachment-is-crap
— GOP turns furor on media amid impeachment fight – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/464134-gop-turns-furor-on-media-amid-impeachment-fight

WASHINGTON POST
— CNN won’t run two Trump campaign ads, citing ‘demonstrably false’ claims – Hannah Knowles
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/10/03/cnn-wont-run-two-trump-campaign-ads-citing-demonstrably-false-claims/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s removal would require Republican dissidents. But those who speak out become targets of viral disinformation.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-removal-would-require-republican-dissidents-but-those-who-speak-out-become-targets-of-viral-disinformation/2019/10/03/35c35ad0-e394-11e9-b403-f738899982d2_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Facebook just gave up the fight against fake news – BRIAN A. BOYLE
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-10-03/facebook-enables-fake-news

DAILY COURIER
— Businesses unite against plan to legalize pot – Howard Fischer (DIERSEN: What percent of the businesses in your municipality want pot to be sold in your municipality?)
https://www.dcourier.com/news/2019/sep/28/businesses-unite-against-plan-legalize-pot/

FORBES
— Seismic Shift? Is The EEOC Getting Serious About Age Discrimination? – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/10/03/seismic-shift-the-eeoc-takes-on-age-discrimination/#32e9719b364a

DAILY BEAST
— Trump Trolls Greta Thunberg: ‘Very Happy Young Girl’ Looking Forward to a Bright Future – Anna Kaplan (DIERSEN: What did you do to make your future brighter? 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.thedailybeast.com/trump-trolls-greta-thunberg-she-seems-like-a-very-happy-young-girl-looking-forward-to-a-bright-future

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Impeachment Motivates Anti-Trumpers More Than Pro-Trumpers for 2020
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/october_2019/impeachment_motivates_anti_trumpers_more_than_pro_trumpers_for_2020

September 29 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judge blocks extension of fast-track deportations nationwide – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–immigration-fast-track-deportations-20190928-story.html
— Man charged with terrorism in Woodfield Mall incident had more than 100 online searches of the mall – WILLIAM LEE and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-woodfield-mall-terrorism-20190929-5bw5khrn3feldn7uvrjimtqree-story.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois launches video campaign to fight opioids abuse (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who use problems with opioids to promote pot?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-launches-video-campaign-to-fight-opioids-abuse

ABC7
— Illinois law protecting job applicants’ salary history takes effect Sunday (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes treat me like I never earned more than the minimum wage. But in fact, in today’s dollars, GAO paid me $127,654/year (GS-13 Step 10) in 1997 when I was 49 years old.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ill-law-protecting-job-applicants-salary-history-takes-effect-sunday/5576848/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/cepeda-the-normalization-of-hate-during-the-trump-era/article_245c2f37-c8dd-54d9-ac27-9d9a2cb9c951.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Expungement promotes disrespect for the rule of law.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190929/rockford-to-host-second-chances-summit-ii

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Judge shouldn’t be punished for spouse’s behavior – Scott Reeder
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190929/judge-shouldnt-be-punished-for-spouses-behavior

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: Congressman Sean Casten Takes the Stage to Rock Out as Republicans Work Hard to Finish 3rd Quarter Fundraising Strong
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/29/il-06-il-14-congressman-sean-casten-takes-the-stage-to-rock-out-as-republicans-work-hard-to-finish-3rd-quarter-fundraising-strong/ 
— Information Sought by Democratic Party Congressman about the Mumps Outbreak among Illegal Aliens at the McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/29/information-sought-by-democratic-party-congressman-about-the-mumps-outbreak-among-illegal-aliens-at-the-mchenry-county-jail/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Candidate Ives calls out opponent for his role in impeachment inquiry: ‘Casten is a bitter partisan’ – Glenn Minnis 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513869367-candidate-ives-calls-out-opponent-for-his-role-in-impeachment-inquiry-casten-is-a-bitter-partisan

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— ISRA director urges members to stand up for Second Amendment rights in face of anti-gun rhetoric – Glenn Minnis
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/513837876-isra-director-urges-members-to-stand-up-for-second-amendment-rights-in-face-of-anti-gun-rhetoric

MCHENRY TIMES
— Rep. Skillicorn holding reelection campaign fundraiser Monday in West Dundee – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513830313-rep-skillicorn-holding-reelection-campaign-fundraiser-monday-in-west-dundee

FOX NEWS
— NYC threatens up to $250G in fines for using terms like ‘illegal alien,’ threatening to call ICE – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-city-250g-illegal-alien-immigration

BLAZE
— Study says Americans — particularly young, male liberals — are being driven sick with stress by American politics – LEON WOLF (DIERSEN: Putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out is extremely stressful.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/americans-sick-stress-politics

DAILY CALLER
— New York City Law Allows Fines Up To $250,000 For Saying ‘Illegal Alien’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/29/nyc-illegal-alien-fine/

DAILY WIRE
— SNL’s ‘Impeachment Town Hall’ Funnier Than Expected – Frank Camp
https://www.dailywire.com/news/snls-impeachment-town-hall-funnier-than-expected

NOQ REPORT
— Only Trump can drive the left that crazy – D Parker
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/29/trump-can-drive-left-crazy/

THE HILL
— Will impeachment create an even more polarized nation? – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will take even more adverse actions against Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/463500-the-memo-will-impeachment-create-an-even-more-polarized-nation

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. For Democrats, illegals are their foot soldiers in their war against Republicans. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/29/us/asylum-migrants-mexican-border.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump allies and Democrats trade blistering attacks over impeachment – LAURA KING
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-29/trump-allies-and-democrats-reveal-the-deep-divisions-over-impeachment-inquiry

WIBC
— Tomi Lahren: Democrats Want as Many Illegal Immigrants Released into the U.S. as Possible – Brian Baker
https://www.wibc.com/blogs/hammer-and-nigel-show/tomi-lahren-democrats-want-many-illegal-immigrants-released-us-possible

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN
— 40 Could Be the New 60 as Far as Job Hunting – STEPHANIE A. FAUGHNAN
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/barnegat-slash-waretown/sections/business-and-finance/articles/40-could-be-the-new-60-as-far-as-job-hunting

September 28 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DuPage judge yanked from bench for claims of harassment, retaliation and lying to police Patrick J. O’Shea lied to detectives after he accidentally fired a gun through a wall and into his neighbor’s apartment, according to the Illinois Courts Commission. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/28/20888550/dupage-judge-removed-patrick-oshea-lying-sexual-harassment-retaliation-lying-police-shooting

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Impeachment action effect in swing districts to be determined – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190928/bernard-schoenburg-impeachment-action-effect-in-swing-districts-to-be-determined
— Legalizing recreational marijuana is not a smart move – Beth A. Rogers, Springfield
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190928/letter-legalizing-recreational-marijuana-is-not-smart-move

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Reparations for all – Rick Dime, Richmond
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/09/27/letter-reparations-for-all/akco80u/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democrats Predict Speedy Impeachment Inquiry Lasting Weeks, Not ‘Months’ – CARRIE FEIBEL
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/democrats-predict-speedy-impeachment-inquiry-lasting-weeks-not-months#stream/0
— Kids Of Color In Illinois More Likely To Live In Impoverished Areas – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/kids-color-illinois-more-likely-live-impoverished-areas#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Commends Mark Green, Jim Oberweis FD Available for Public View, Underwood Introduces More Mandates on Health Care
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/28/il-14-catalina-lauf-commends-mark-green-jim-oberweis-fd-available-for-public-view-underwood-introduces-more-mandates-on-health-care/ 
— Possible Hanky-Panky in Springfield…Oh, No
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/27/134016/

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— Congressional candidate Gradel speaks out against ‘radical base’ behind impeachment inquiry – Glenn Minnis 
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/513875445-congressional-candidate-gradel-speaks-out-against-radical-base-behind-impeachment-inquiry

FOX NEWS
— Trump slams Democrats, whistleblower over ‘witch hunt’ impeachment inquiry: ‘Others ended in ashes!’ – Melissa Leon 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-democrats-impeachment-inquiry
— Trump calls AOC, Schiff and Nadler ‘Democrat Savages’ as impeachment calls intensify – Sam Dorman 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-aoc-schiff-nadler-savages

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrat governor of Illinois fires truth-seeking museum director as hat-gate scandal grows – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/dem_governor_of_illinois_fires_truthseeking_museum_director_as_hatgate_scandal_grows.html

BLAZE
— Trump’s re-election campaign rakes in staggering donation haul over Democrat impeachment inquiry – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trumps-re-election-campaign-raises-staggering-amount-of-donations-after-pelosi-impeachment-news

FOX BUSINESS
— Republicans rake in $15 million of donations over Trump impeachment threat – Megan Henney
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/republicans-rake-in-15-million-off-trump-impeachment-threat
— Comcast accused by NAACP of attacking civil rights protections – Ann Schmidt
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/comcast-accused-by-naacp-civil-rights

TOWNHALL
— So Stupid: NYC Wants To Slap People With Massive Fines For ‘Discriminating’ Against Illegal Aliens – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/09/28/so-stupid-nyc-wants-to-slap-people-with-massive-fines-for-discriminating-again-n2553860

EPOCH TIMES
— NYC Bans Calling Someone an ‘Illegal Alien,’ Threatening to Call ICE ‘When Motivated by Discrimination’ – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nyc-bans-calling-someone-an-illegal-alien-threatening-to-call-ice-when-motivated-by-discrimination_3099636.html

CNN
— The Trump impeachment drama has world riveted and wary – Nicole Gaouette, Kylie Atwood, Richard Roth and Carolyn Sung
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/28/politics/trump-impeachment-saga-diplomats-world/index.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Staring down impeachment, Trump sees himself as a victim of historic proportions – Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/staring-down-impeachment-trump-sees-himself-as-a-victim-of-historic-proportions/2019/09/28/815fbbea-e14c-11e9-b199-f638bf2c340f_story.html

DALLAS NEWS
— Behind the Texas firewall, suburban shifts leave Trump vulnerable. Can strongholds save him? Texas suburbs have evolved from conservative strongholds to purple battlegrounds, but pockets of GOP loyalty could keep the party’s Texas firewall intact for 2020. – Todd J. Gillman
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/09/28/behind-the-texas-firewall-suburban-shifts-leave-trump-vulnerable-can-strongholds-save-him/

PBS
— For Trump, a high-velocity threat like none he’s ever faced
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/for-trump-a-high-velocity-threat-like-none-hes-ever-faced

NEW YORKER
— The Democrats Are Looking to Strike Quickly in the Impeachment Inquiry – John Cassidy
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-democrats-are-looking-to-strike-quickly-in-the-impeachment-inquiry

September 28 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When that big Federal Bus pulls up, will Illinois politicians know what to do? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-john-kass-chicago-illinois-raids-20190928-g3ubd4jfpjhapnaardnplosdhe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black market THC cartridges sold as ‘Dank Vapes’ tied to illness outbreak in Illinois, U.S. ”The outbreak currently is pointing to a greater concern around THC-containing products,” said the CDC’s Dr. Anne Schuchat. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/27/20887875/illinios-thc-marijuana-dank-vapes

HERALD & REVIEW
— Bill would discourage Illinois state employees from traveling to anti-abortion states for work – REBECCA ANZEL (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats introduce bills that would require everyone to officially discriminate against individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/bill-would-discourage-illinois-state-employees-from-traveling-to-anti/article_29773ee1-f205-5cdd-ba89-20fc2e8fef9b.html

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Women in Cannabis Networking Event
https://qctimes.com/calendar/illinois-women-in-cannabis-networking-event/event_8754b0a8-ce70-11e9-80b9-308d99b27d1b.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Why so much red ink in Illinois budgets? – JIM NOWLAN (DIERSEN: What percent of Illinois residents are wards of the state, public charges, and/or not productive members of society?) 
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-why-so-much-red-ink-in/article_21572656-e175-11e9-9508-936884158dcb.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote gender confusion.
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513922964-naperville-student-named-to-schools-task-force-on-gender-identity-equality

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— McHenry County’s $3,650-per-month cost of living is the highest in Illinois
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/513869419-mchenry-county-s-3-650-per-month-cost-of-living-is-the-highest-in-illinois

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Republican Precinct Committeeman: The Power of the Office – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/republican-precinct-committeeman-the-power-of-the-office/
— Running for GOP Precinct Committeeman: What You Need to Know – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/running-for-gop-precinct-committeeman-what-you-need-to-know/
— Precinct Committeemen and The Unavoidable Work of a Political Party – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/precinct-committeemen-and-the-unavoidable-work-of-a-political-party/
— What a Precinct Committeeman Is, And Why Conservatives Need to Run for the Office – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/what-a-precinct-committeeman-is-and-why-conservatives-need-to-run-for-the-office/
— “What Can I Do?” You Can Run For Precinct Committeeman! – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/09/what-can-i-do-you-can-run-for-precinct-committeeman/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Ilhan Omar: Trump is welcome in Minnesota, but not his ‘campaign of lies and bigotry’ – Andrew Blake (DIERSEN: If Trump wanted to hold a campaign rally in your municipality, in your township/ward, or in your county, what would the elected officials in your municipality, in your township/ward, or in your county say?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/27/ilhan-omar-donald-trump-is-welcome-in-minnesota-bu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Battle stations for impeachment – Hugo Gurdon
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/battle-stations-for-impeachment

AMERICAN THINKER
— Will Democrats’ Trump-hatred push us into a new civil war? – Diana Mary Sitek (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county are filled with hatred of Trump? How hard do they work against those who do not hate Trump?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/will_democrats_trumphatred_push_us_into_a_new_civil_war.html
— Donald Trump at High Noon – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/donald_trump_at_emhigh_noonem.html
— Fox News’s on air war war cools off – for now – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/fox_newss_on_air_war_war_cools_off__for_now.html
— Even the illegals are fleeing California — and half the state’s voters want out, too – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/even_the_illegals_are_fleeing_california__and_half_the_states_voters_want_to_leave.html

BREITBART
— NYC Human Rights Commission Says Using Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Is ‘Unlawful’ – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/27/nyc-human-rights-commission-says-using-term-illegal-alien-is-unlawful/

DAILY CALLER
— Tucker Says Democrats Are Now ‘Too Radical To Win A Conventional Election’ – VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/27/tucker-democrats-too-radical-to-win-election/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Targets New York Times Reporter Peter Baker After Ukraine Story – Jason Devaney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have targeted me. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would expose their disgusting operatives and their disgusting dupes.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/donald-trump/2019/09/27/id/934598/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Public opinion polls show shift toward impeaching Trump.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/463423-public-opinion-polls-show-shift-toward-impeaching-trump

ROLL CALL
— House employee survey shows discontent with pay – Chris Marquette
http://www.rollcall.com/news/house-employee-survey-shows-discontent-pay

CBS NEWS
— Trump uses Facebook to fundraise off impeachment – CAITLIN CONANT
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/2020-daily-trail-markers-trump-uses-facebook-to-fundraise-off-impeachment/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want refugees because refugees vote for Democrats. RINOs want refugees because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/opinion/editorials/trump-refugees.html
— N.R.A.’s LaPierre Asks Trump to ‘Stop the Games’ Over Gun Legislation in Discussion About Its Support – Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/us/politics/trump-lapierre-nra-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Most vaping-related lung injuries linked to marijuana products, CDC says In two states, the vast majority who were sickened used illicit THC-containing vape cartridges – Lena H. Sun and Laurie McGinley
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/09/27/most-vaping-related-lung-injuries-linked-marijuana-products-cdc-says/
— For 20 years, ‘House Hunters’ has been reliable reality TV. For millennials, it feels more like a fantasy. – Ashley Spencer (DIERSEN: I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 when I was 24 years old. Where did the down payment money come from for your first home? For me, it came from what I earned and saved a) working for IRS for 15 months in 1971 and 1972 and b) working for Firestone Stores full-time for 7 months and part-time for 18 months 1970-1972. That money also enabled me to buy a new Corvette in 1971 and to pay tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/for-20-years-house-hunters-has-been-reliable-reality-tv-for-millennials-it-feels-more-like-a-fantasy/2019/09/26/f054f768-d33c-11e9-9610-fb56c5522e1c_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Who wants to leave California? Young voters can’t afford housing, and conservatives feel alienated – SARAH PARVINI (DIERSEN: Who in the organizations that you are a member of, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county works the hardest to make conservatives feel alienated? I should write a book about those in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who work the hardest to make conservatives feel alienated.) 
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-27/who-wants-to-leave-california-berkeley-igs-poll
— SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 FLASHBACK: A clear and troubling picture of voter disenfranchisement – WALTON MUYUMBA (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, in Illinois, and in America, voters who have the following demographics are ever-increasingly disenfranchised: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-one-person-no-vote-20180912-story.html

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— The era of GOP dominance in Texas is over – Richard Parker 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Richard-Parker-The-era-of-GOP-dominance-in-Texas-14474241.php

KENTUCKY TODAY
— Better be careful what you ‘like’ – MARK MAYNARD
http://kentuckytoday.com/stories/better-be-careful-what-you-like,21791

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Americans’ Pessimism About Social Mobility Outruns the Facts Every class, but especially educated liberals, underestimates the possibility of economic advancement – Susan Pinker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-pessimism-about-social-mobility-outruns-the-facts-11569603894