January 17 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Candidates to Replace Cullerton as Senate President Highlighting Credentials Ahead of Sunday Vote State Senators Lightford and Harmon are expected to be the two leading candidates in the vote, which will take place in Springfield over the weekend – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: In my opinion, candidates for government and political offices should highlight their job-related education, job-related work experience, job-related professional certifications, and job-related professional licenses.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/candidates-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president-highlighting-credentials-ahead-of-sunday-vote/2202648/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi on Trump’s impeachment legal team – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ken-starr-alen-dershowitz-trump-impeachment-20200117-ynfo56zy4nf6pm3xfxdc3jekgi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-parnas-trial-ukraine-biden-week-in-review-huppke-20200117-futpvodhdnfgvc7glwqqqzbvve-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-trial-congress-st-0116-20200115-qfdyzqhy5zfr7jglsddejg2kuq-story.html
— 25 people have applied to be Chicago’s next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD — and they are mostly men or white. – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs paint the following demographics negatively: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-police-board-top-cop-20200117-3qeegbkstjekrcqkendr7vo3ri-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan’s handpicked alderman accused of engaging in ‘prohibited political activity’ Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s quarterly report accuses Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) of putting his name and Mike Madigan’s on a graffiti blaster bought in 2013 with taxpayer money. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/16/21069358/marty-quinn-prohibited-political-activity-chicago-inspector-general

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200117/it-piles-up-this-stuff-in-our-way?cid=search
— FROM PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200117/why-illinois-state-police-are-changing-standards-for-recruiting-push

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— These two CEOs are climbing a manager’s steepest hill: Culture change – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the culture of the Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, IRS’s Chicago office 1971-1980, Firestone’s Chicago Heights Store 1970-1972, Post Office’s Park Forest office 1966-1969, etc.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/these-two-ceos-are-climbing-managers-steepest-hill-culture-change

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200117/nick-in-am-local-group-wants-to-establish-south-peoria-craft-pot-growing-facility
https://www.indystar.com/videos/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-what-you-need-know-before-visiting-illinois/4492919002/

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-heres-what-its-like-buy-legal-weed-illinois/4466204002/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Congressional delegation mixed on pot legalization – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Congressional-delegation-mixed-on-pot-legalization-14983478.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Peoria Public Schools cracking down on cannabis – Treasure Roberts
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-public-schools-cracking-down-on-cannabis/

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois’ congressional delegation mixed on cannabis legalization – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-congressional-delegation-mixed-on-cannabis-legalization/article_200694fe-bde3-51e2-8bc0-c9734740b158.html

WESTERN SPRINGS PATCH
— Durkin Rakes In Half Million For Campaign The House GOP leader’s fundraising haul in the last election eclipsed his Democratic opponent’s. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/westernsprings/durkin-rakes-half-million-campaign

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talked about the importance of electing gay and lesbian candidates Thursday night at a Boystown fundraiser for state rep candidate Jonathan “Yoni” Pizer. (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will organizations, companies, governments, and countries officially banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
— Congresswoman Robin Kelly is bringing presidential candidates to her South Side district for “A Conversation With…” series. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First up is Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend mayor, who will sit down with the 2nd Congressional District rep today at 4 p.m. at Corliss High School. “Illinois Democrats will play a role in determining who the party’s presidential nominee,” Kelly said in a release to Playbook. “This district is a microcosm of Illinois, it is urban, suburban and rural stretching from Hyde Park down to Kankakee. The 2nd District is America.” In addition to Buttigieg, former VP Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, have agreed to participate in the coming weeks. Discussions are ongoing with the campaigns of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to Kelly.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Former Republican State Rep. Steve Andersson Celebrates ERA’s Passage in Virginia
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/former-republican-state-rep-steve-andersson-celebrates-eras-passage-in-virginia/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S MAISH: ILLINOIS’ FLAT TAX IS REALLY A FAIR TAX
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/maish-flat-tax-is-really-a-fair-tax.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate President preview
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/17/senate-president-preview/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hey liberal snowflakes, you don’t know how good you’ve got it protesting in America – Tim Young 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/16/hey-liberal-snowflakes-you-dont-know-how-good-youv/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Prohibition, a wicked ‘great experiment,’ began 100 years ago – Richard Major (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on promoting booze, gambling, pot, and other vices. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/prohibition-a-wicked-great-experiment-began-100-years-ago
— Media label Tennessee religious liberty bill as ‘anti-gay’ – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in your municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/media-label-tennessee-religious-liberty-bill-as-anti-gay

FOX NEWS
— Reince Priebus calls on Republicans to play ‘hardball’ during Senate impeachment trial – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/reince-priebus-calls-on-republicans-to-play-hardball-during-senate-impeachment-trial

AMERICAN THINKER
— Torquemada Reborn: The Swamp’s Dept. of Labor Inquisitions – W. Bruce DelValle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/torquemada_reborn_the_swamps_dept_of_labor_inquisitions.html

DAILY CALLER
— Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge – LUKE ROSIAK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/16/army-times-editor-trump-hate/

CATHOLIC SUN
— MYOPIC VIEW CONTINUES TO IGNORE, DISCOUNT BELIEFS OF MILLIONS – JOYCE CORONEL (DIERSEN: Those who reject the traditional life plank in the Republican Party platform, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.catholicsun.org/2020/01/16/myopic-view-continues-to-ignore-discount-beliefs-of-millions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As someone who has worked for newspapers for years — and not just the Catholic press — I can tell you that pro-life journalists and those who harbor a more traditional, religious viewpoint are rare in most secular media outlets. There’s a silent assumption that opponents of gay marriage are ignorant bigots. The insistence to promote the LGBTQIA ideology is unassailable as editors fret over preferred pronouns and ignore the beliefs of millions of Americans. Who gets interviewed, what gets asked, what’s included and what gets edited out each pass through this biased lens, yielding a myopic, unbalanced view.)

CATHOLIC HERALD
— Lipinski: Pro-life Democrats get little support from pro-life groups – Matt Hadro (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I do not do enough to promote the pro-life plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/10/congressman-pro-life-democrats-get-little-support-from-pro-life-groups/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Mil to Elect Dems in 2020 – Alexa Moutevelis
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/alexa-moutevelis/2020/01/16/taxpayer-funded-planned-parenthood-spend-45-mil-elect-dems

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC Demands Big Tech Silence Conservatives in the Name of Fighting White Supremacist Terror – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-demands-big-tech-silence-conservatives-in-the-name-of-fighting-white-supremacist-terror/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Women Win in Trump’s Economy – Adriana Cohen (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers post signs that say “MEN NOT WELCOME”? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout pressure employers to hire, retain, and promote women, and especially to hire, retain, and promote women who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/01/17/women_win_in_trumps_economy_142173.html

CIVIL JURY PROJECT
— The Long Shadow of the Civil Jury – Anna Offit (DIERSEN: How much jury appeal do you have? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the less jury appeal that you have, that is, the more likely that you will lose in court: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present union member, past/present government employee, government retiree, non-dog owner, childless, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://civiljuryproject.law.nyu.edu/the-long-shadow-of-the-civil-jury/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Others more explicitly ascribed justice considerations to hypothetical lay decision-makers through references to the “jury appeal” of their cases. In some prosecutors’ formulations, jury appeal assessments were likened to asking, “If I were a juror, what would I think?”— or a practice of weighing whether a “hypothetical juror would feel the case should not be prosecuted even if it legally could be.” To this end, talk of jury appeal allowed sources of concern or ambivalence to be discussed from a position of detachment. In some instances jury appeal was cited in decisions to modify investigations or decline cases altogether.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478727-more-than-eight-in-ten-black-americans-describe-trump-as-racist-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All When policymakers frame “choices” as personal preferences, it distracts from major structural constraints. – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: My outstanding father earned enough money that my outstanding mother could stay home and raise me and my brother. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to paint my father, my mother, and me as being undeservedly filthy rich. But I could ask, if I was undeservedly filthy rich, why did I do yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; and work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/upshot/mothers-choices-work-family.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/books/review/the-new-class-war-michael-lind.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/trump-america.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/sunday/michelle-alexander-new-jim-crow.html
— Joe Biden Says Age Is Just a Number – Editorial (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/opinion/joe-biden-nytimes-interview.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump expands legal team to include Alan Dershowtiz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-trial-live-updates/2020/01/17/df59d410-3917-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/black-americans-deeply-pessimistic-about-country-under-president-who-more-than-8-in-10-describe-as-a-racist-post-ipsos-poll-finds/2020/01/16/134b705c-37de-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want young Republicans to be RINOs, a) that is, to reject 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 Republican Party platform and b) that is, to promote 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, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/01/17/college-republicans-crnc-trump-republican-party-gop-turning-point-usa/4476649002/
— In 2020, millennials, Generation X expect to make more money while boomers shave debt – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/16/heres-where-americans-think-their-finances-headed-2020/4479356002/
— Your vote almost certainly won’t matter. On Election Day, work and donate your earnings. It’s incoherent to say every vote helps. Republican and Democratic voters cancel each other: Opposing view – Jason Brennan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/01/17/your-vote-almost-certainly-wont-matter-editorials-debates/4449482002/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: More U.S. Schools teach in Spanish – Erin Richards and Kristin Lam (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/education/2020/01/06/english-language-learners-benefit-from-dual-language-immersion-bilingual-education/4058632002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Democrats smear Trump: ‘Impeached for life’ – BETSY MCCAUGHEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/17/dems-smear-trump-impeached-for-life/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG GRAPHIC: Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value Google parent joins an elite group that includes Apple, Amazon and Microsoft – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Google can destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any country that it wants to. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google to destroy me and to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabet-becomes-fourth-u-s-company-to-ever-reach-1-trillion-market-value-11579208802?mod=djemwhatsnews
— Large Groups of Hondurans Set Off for U.S., as Mexico Pledges to Block Them About 2,000 Hondurans traveling in caravans, say pro-migration activists, in an echo of the 2018 exodus that drew President Trump’s ire – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/large-groups-of-hondurans-set-off-for-u-s-as-mexico-pledges-to-block-them-11579208878

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— A New Way to Combat Bias at Work (DIERSEN: Democrat employers and RINO employers use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially to not hire and to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://hbr.org/podcast/2020/01/a-new-way-to-combat-bias-at-work

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters are overjoyed about the demise of Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/01/16/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-for-sports-marketing-its-game-on/

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters are overjoyed about the demise of men.
https://time.com/5766787/women-workforce/

NEW YORKER
— The Changing Meaning of Affirmative Action – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion 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 owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

MEDIA MATTERS
— Laura Ingraham: GAO’s ruling that Trump’s hold on Ukraine aid was illegal “is a toothless declaration”
https://www.mediamatters.org/laura-ingraham/laura-ingraham-gaos-ruling-trumps-hold-ukraine-aid-was-illegal-toothless-declaration

JD SUPRA
— Recent EEOC Enforcement Activity Underscores Importance of Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention (DIERSEN: What about the federal government’s discrimination against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/recent-eeoc-enforcement-activity-58297/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since the start of fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recovered more than $25 million in monetary relief and secured substantial equitable remedies from employers accused of engaging in unlawful race- and sex-based discrimination and harassment. In fiscal year 2018, the most recent period for which detailed enforcement data is available, the EEOC collected a total of $134 million on behalf of workplace harassment victims alone. While harassing conduct of a sexual nature is perhaps the most well-known form of workplace harassment, especially in light of the global #MeToo movement, it is far from the only kind that may expose an employer to significant risk of legal liability. According to the EEOC, more than 30% of the charges it receives each year include claims of unlawful harassment based on sex, race, disability, age, national origin, and religion (in that order).)

FEEDSPOT
— Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020 (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is ranked 87th. Chicago Sun-Times is ranked 145th.)
https://blog.feedspot.com/political_blogs/

January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Marijuana health risks remain despite legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5855832/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Opt Out group nets more than $4K in donations in fight to oppose pot sales in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-opt-out-naperville-fundraising-cannabis-referendum-st-20200117-2wyvfgozmraxbofenqbl3bjk5q-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those giving money were state Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, who contributed $500 and Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission member Krishna Bansal, who donated $250. Wehrli is unopposed in the Republican primary in his bid to be returned to his seat representing the 41st District, which includes a large portion of Naperville. Bansal is a candidate in the 2020 Republican primary for the 11th District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. The largest single donation of $1,545 came from an Aurora resident, and most Naperville residents donated between $200 and $531 each, records show. One person from Virginia contributed $200. Two Naperville people bought $455 worth of “opt out buttons” for the campaign, the report said.)
— At White House ceremony, President Trump calls out for no-show Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin: ‘Where the hell is he?’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-out-ken-griffin-20200116-irdz2xo2jffwrli5wlxrkedc4e-story.html
— Cook County Board approves 3% tax on recreational weed sales starting July 1, will study drug’s effect on region – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cook-county-board-approves-recreatioal-weed-tax-20200116-3tm7vgx5qzb6zjoti5lwb6mtdy-story.html
— CNN’s shameful treatment of Bernie Sanders – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-cnn-kass-20200116-avuaiaxbfvdkbb2w6y4yoiafuq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats to choose new Senate president, eyeing the call of history — and ‘shadows’ of the feds It appears the field to replace outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has dwindled to two power-players: Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, and Assistant Majority Leader Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/16/21067310/democrats-senate-president-harmon-lightford-cullerton-history-federal-investigation

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers consider statewide lobbyist regulation – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/suburban-lawmakers-consider-statewide-lobbyist-regulation
— Mayor Suess says the state of Wheaton is ‘quite good’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/mayor-suess-says-the-state-of-wheaton-is-quite-good

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & KNOX STUDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-early-returns/article_abdc1de9-df0b-5446-82fd-704748b8050c.html
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2020/01/15/expect-visiting-dispensary/#.XiCvHCN_OM8

STATELINE
— Illinois residents receive some of the most robocalls in the country
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-residents-receive-some-of-the-most-robocalls-in-the-country/

WILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How College Campuses In Illinois Are Preparing Students To Work In The Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/colleges-preparing-students-for-cannabis-businesses

WGIL
— OUTSTANDING: BUSTOS SUPPORTS PASSING OF AGE DISCRIMINATION BILL
https://www.wgil.com/2020/01/16/bustos-supports-passing-of-age-discrimination-bill/

WJBC
— Illinois commission on lobbyists hears concerns about lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying, loopholes
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/illinois-commission-on-lobbyists-hears-concerns-about-lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-loopholes/
— Fewer Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for growing public sector pension liabilities
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/fewer-illinois-taxpayers-are-on-the-hook-for-growing-public-sector-pension-liabilities/

WQAD
— Iowa Police keeping eye on Illinois border for recreational marijuana, as national trends point to higher possession arrests – ANDREA FLORES
https://wqad.com/2020/01/16/iowa-police-keeping-eye-on-illinois-border-for-recreational-marijuana-as-national-trends-point-to-higher-possession-arrests/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chris Lauzen Reviews His Time as Kane County Board Chairman and Announces His Endorsement of Dave Rickert as Successor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/chris-lauzen-reviews-his-time-as-kane-county-board-chairman-and-announces-his-endorsement-of-dave-rickert-as-successor/ 
— Skillicorn Reports on Campaign Finance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/skillicorn-reports-on-campaign-finance/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans – NEIL MUNRO16 Ja
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/donald-trumps-hire-american-policy-gets-more-jobs-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Latest Migrant Caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans Head to U.S. Border – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/15/latest-migrant-caravan-n2559600

EPOCH TIMES
— Gallup Poll Shows US Center-Right Ideologically – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gallup-poll-shows-us-center-right-ideologically_3206248.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— Already Shut Out Of GOP Primaries, Joe Walsh Gets Shut Out At The RNC, Too The former congressman and Trump challenger couldn’t get past the front desk at Republican Party headquarters to make his complaint. – S.V. Date
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-republican-party-trump_n_5e20bfc2c5b6321176103583

UPI
— Walsh protests at RNC HQ – Clyde Hughes
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/16/Candidate-challenging-Trump-in-2020-race-protests-at-RNC-HQ/8301579197386/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stay Woke, Drop Out In its wake, identity politics leaves a trail of failed Democratic candidates. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stay-woke-drop-out-11579220294

January 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— ‘You called me a liar,’ Elizabeth Warren told Bernie Sanders post-Iowa debate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/you-called-me-a-liar-warren-told-sanders-post-iowa-debate/5855252/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Audio released of post-debate exchange between Warren, Sanders: ‘I think you called me a liar on national TV’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/audio-released-of-post-debate-exchange-between-warren-sanders-i-think-you-called-me-a-liar-on-national-tv
— GAO: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid – AP (DIERSEN: Anyone who reads the documents that were filed in Diersen v. GAO would conclude that those who run GAO despise/hate Republicans, and that they especially despise/hate Republicans who are 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.) 
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/white-house-violated-law-in-freezing-ukraine-aid-government-accountability-office

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pot taxes in Chicago could be as high as 41% by July as county moves forward with 3% levy The Cook County Board will vote on approving the Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax on recreational pot sales on Thursday after a committee signed off on it. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: The higher that taxes are on legal pot, the more illegal pot that will be sold.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/15/21067503/pot-taxes-in-chicago-could-be-as-high-as-41-by-july-as-county-moves-forward-with-3-levy

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘They should be scared.’ As Bernie Sanders rises in Iowa, his 2020 supporters slam establishment warnings he could lose to Donald Trump. – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-bernie-sanders-iowa-2020-presidential-election-20200116-w3erpxjtgnfwtbt5tj3f6bxwxm-story.html
— Government panel says FAA process that approved Boeing 737 Max is ‘rigorous, robust’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boeing-737-max-faa-certification-20200116-o5okyfsfdvaynkxms4jbvewf7q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Preckwinkle urges businesses to help fight ‘cost of segregation’ – Toni Preckwinkle (DIERSEN: How many minorities lived in your hometown when you lived there? No minorities that I know of lived in Crete while I lived there 1948-1972. Of course, my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County use that to paint me as being a racist and even worse things. I should write a book about my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200115/preckwinkle-urges-businesses-to-help-fight-cost-of-segregation

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/latest-retelling-trumps-term-smacks-prosecutors-courtroom-summation#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying and loopholes: Illinois commission hears concern
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-and-loopholes-illinois-commission/video_4834ae14-5215-57ea-8c07-2403001b58e7.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— OUTSTANDING: Iowa Police aren’t changing their protocol about cannabis coming over the bridge – Ryan Risky
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/iowa-police-arent-changing-their-protocol-about-cannabis-coming-over-the-bridge/

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2020/01/16/there-will-soon-be-another-place-in-the-metro-east.html

WJBC & KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL & ALTON TELEGRAPH & DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/15/a-quarter-of-every-tax-dollar-from-recreational-cannabis-sales-in-illinois-will-go-to-nonprofit-groups/
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/illinois-pot-sales-booming/article_d5b2825e-37ff-11ea-a5af-f7495f0c6b85.html
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297267#.XiB0NiN_OM8
https://dailyegyptian.com/98891/news/city/dispensaries-in-southern-illinois-thrive-with-new-legislation-as-supplies-run-short/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— LIGHTFOOT: ‘THE PIE IS BIG ENOUGH’ – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST (DIERSEN: The pie was NOT big enough at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969. Because of budget constraints, to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females, GAO, IRS, and Post Office had to waste the careers of and get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/16/lightfoot-the-pie-is-big-enough-deval-patrick-wows-ray-lahood-dumps-trump-488086

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Who Sent Email Response to Jim Oberweis’ FEC Report for Year-end 2019?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/il-14-who-sent-email-response-to-jim-oberweis-fec-report-for-year-end-2019/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Anthony Catella File Year-end reports with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-anthony-catella-file-year-end-reports-with-fec/ 
— Mike Madigan Helping Suzanne Ness State Rep. Candidacy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/mike-madigan-helping-suzanne-ness-state-rep-candidacy/ 
— Abortion on Demand Group Endorses Sager and Ness
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/abortion-on-demand-group-endorses-sager-and-ness/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Appeasement, open borders harm – GEORGE GIFTOS, Boca Raton, Fla.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/15/letters-to-the-editor-appeasement-open-borders-har/

FOX NEWS
— ‘OK, Boomer’ uttered in Supreme Court for first time by Chief Justice Roberts in age discrimination lawsuit – Danielle Wallace (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They especially promote age discrimination against those who are older and Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in getting the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party to stop those who are over age 40 from holding leadership positions unless they are minority and/or female?) 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ok-boomer-supreme-court-john-roberts-impeachment

AMERICAN THINKER
— Impeachment Is Not the Issue, It’s the 2020 Election – Bill Livingstone
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/impeachment_is_not_the_issue_its_the_2020_election.html
— Money and Debt without Limits – Jon N. Hall
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/money_and_debt_without_limits.html
— Now we know how confused Democrats are about who is and who is not an imminent threat to America – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/now_we_know_how_confused_democrats_are_about_who_is_and_who_is_not_an_imminent_threat_to_america.html

FEDERALIST
— 3 Kinds Of Women Democrats Refuse To Believe Exist
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/16/3-kinds-of-women-democrats-refuse-to-believe-exist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Party of Five’ Reboot Defends Identity Fraud, Hiring Illegal Immigrants – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/15/party-five-reboot-defends-identity-fraud-hiring-illegal

PJ MEDIA
— LGBT Activists Slander the Evangelicals for Trump Coalition – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, LGBTQ activists will force LGBTQ elected officials and party leaders to get rid of those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lgbt-activists-slander-the-evangelicals-for-trump-coalition/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the third day of 2020, conservative Christian leaders met at a megachurch in Miami for an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally, launching a key part of the president’s re-election campaign. Shortly thereafter, LGBT activist groups and websites descended on the key figures of this coalition, attacking them as “hate group” leaders and “anti-LGBTQ extremists.” The LGBT magazine The Advocate dug up old statements and repeated the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to smear the evangelicals involved, citing research compiled by the activist group GLAAD. “One of the best-known among them is Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” Trudy Ring wrote. The SPLC fired its co-founder last year after a racial discrimination and sexual harassment scandal that also revealed how former employees saw themselves as “part of the con,” exaggerating hate by padding the “hate group” list and “bilking northern liberals” to cut big checks. It has faced multiple defamation lawsuits and paid millions to settle them. As for FRC, a deranged shooter targeted the organization due to the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation, which is based on false and exaggerated claims.)

THE HILL
— GAO finds Trump administration broke law by withholding aid from Ukraine – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Anyone who reads the documents that were filed in Diersen v. GAO would conclude that those who run GAO despise/hate Republicans, and that they especially despise/hate Republicans who are 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.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478557-gao-finds-trump-administration-broke-law-by-withholding-aid-from

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Reporters claim new rules will hinder impeachment coverage – ASHRAF KHALIL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants in Illinois, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who treat me and treat what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor as though they really are Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and/or RINOs. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://wtmj.com/national/2020/01/15/reporters-claim-new-rules-will-hinder-impeachment-coverage/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A preliminary security plan would greatly limit the movement of credentialed media members. Journalists would be restricted to a designated area and could only speak to senators who approached them. Under normal conditions, credentialed journalists can informally approach lawmakers in the hallways or on the way to the elevator or the Senate subway. “That’s the bread and butter of what we do here. That’s where you get that extra nugget of information,” Wire said in an interview with The Associated Press. Members of the press corps are also asking for a waiver of the traditional ban on laptops and cellphones, which would enable them to file breaking news updates from gallery seats inside the Senate chamber, but that request has apparently been rejected. The security plan would also place a magnetometer at the door of the gallery seats to scan journalists as they enter and prevent them from bringing in electronics.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Bloomberg Makes Pitch to Women, Says He Regrets ‘Bawdy’ Jokes – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/15/us/15reuters-usa-election-bloomberg.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Wealthy donors now allowed to give over half a million dollars each to support Trump’s reelection – Michelle Ye Hee Lee (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who talk and/or act like wealthy donors have given them lots of money to get rid of 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/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/15/wealthy-donors-now-allowed-give-over-half-million-dollars-each-support-trumps-re-election/
— The chief justice wanted to know: Is ‘OK boomer’ ageist? (He may have been asking for a friend.) – Reis Thebault (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They especially promote age discrimination against those who are older and Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in getting the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party to stop those who are over age 40 from holding leadership positions unless they are minority and/or female?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/15/supreme-court-ok-boomer/

USA TODAY
— Here’s the grade most Americans give themselves for retirement readiness – Jessica Menton
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/15/retirement-planning-americans-give-themselves-c-lower/4465141002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Warren, Sanders Spat Sparks Female Electability Debate – Ken Thomas and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-sanders-spat-sparks-female-electability-debate-11579124691

FORBES
— Was The Illinois Constitution’s Pensions Clause Meant To Be A Suicide Pact? Three Important Pieces Of Historical Context – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/01/15/was-the-illinois-constitutions-pensions-clause-meant-to-be-a-suicide-pact-three-important-pieces-of-historical-context/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2020/01/16/federal-marijuana-policy-hearing-makes-progress/

GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE
— Door County group aims to involve more women, people of color in local government – Sammy Gibbons (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will governments officially state that the more of the following that you are, the more that they want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2020/01/15/door-county-group-aims-invite-more-women-people-color-govern/4467178002/

NEWSWEEK
— WISCONSIN BUSINESS DENIES FIRING EMPLOYEE FOR POSTING PRO-TRUMP COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors who deny that they took adverse actions against me, including forcing me to retire, because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.newsweek.com/wisconsion-trump-supporter-fired-precision-dental-1482483

LAW 360
— OUTSTANDING: House OKs Easing Path For Age Discrimination Suits
https://www.law360.com/corporate/articles/1233779/house-oks-easing-path-for-age-discrimination-suits

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Will GOP moderate its anti-LGBTQ platform in 2020? – Chris Johnson (DIERSEN: Who will your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee appoint to serve on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in June of this year? I have asked Bob Grogan, who represents the 6th Congressional District, to appoint me to serve on that committee like Ron Smith did in 2008. From what I see, the IRP is under tremendous pressure from Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs a) to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and many other planks in its platform and b) to dump voters, organizations, companies, and governments that support those planks.) 
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/01/15/will-gop-moderate-its-anti-lgbtq-platform-in-2020/

January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-leaders-hand-trump-impeachment-articles-to-senate/5851928/

NBC5
— House Approves Impeachment Articles, Delivers Them to Senate The vote was 228-193, coming at the start of a presidential election year and one month after the House impeached Trump – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/house-send-articles-of-impeachment-to-senate/2201542/
— Lightfoot Makes Rare, Emotional Speech as City Council Debates LGBT Business Issue
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/choose-your-words-carefully-lightfoot-makes-rare-speech-at-chicago-city-council/2201943/

— Illinois Poison Center Says an Increase in Calls Likely After Cannabis Legalization For the first 12 days of the year, there were 11 cases of marijuana-only exposures in Illinois reported to the Illinois Poison Center. But what does that mean? – Molly Walsh 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-poison-center-says-an-increase-in-calls-likely-after-cannabis-legalization/2201844/

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over ‘Offensive Nature’ Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/15/mayor-lori-lightfoot-scolds-aldermen-over-offensive-nature-of-debate-on-study-of-possible-contract-set-asides-for-lgbtq-businesses/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House sends Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/house-sends-trump-impeachment-to-senate-trial-to-follow

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chris Lauzen quitting re-election bid, backs county treasurer to succeed him as Kane County Board chairman – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-kane-chris-lauzen-st-0117-20200115-5wp3hptld5hndiao7nhv5adsma-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts aldermen over their debate of possible study of whether LGBTQ businesses face discrimination in getting government contracts: ‘Our children are watching.’ – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-lori-lightfoot-january-20200115-mylxhsewa5d7ngqxj3uooxnht4-story.html
— Pot smoking in a tobacco shop? Let’s not rush to expand the cannabis experience. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-pot-chicago-lightfoot-sites-20200115-yxlqm7jvnbcu7ooqdjggqixxsa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republican senators must acquit Trump in impeachment trial before any more truth leaks out.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-parnas-impeachment-hyde-senate-nadler-schiff-huppke-20200115-x6yd67tipza3pbrufpfrlavwbu-story.html
— Big crowd expected at meeting to discuss recreational pot rules in East Dundee; church wants distance requirement – ERIN SAUDER (DIERSEN: How strongly did the religious leaders in your municipality and in your county speak out against pot at public hearings?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-east-dundee-recreational-marijuana-rules-st-0117-20200115-lzblot3jbfajlhb736yhdjw5ei-story.html
— Illinois warns recreational marijuana stores experiencing shortage: Make sure you have enough for medical patients. – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: What percent of recreational users become medical users?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-illinois-legal-weed-medical-marijuana-shortage-warning-20200115-jgvxz437czalhnqdqpifqrzzhy-story.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump’s awkward comment about Illinois’ wealthiest man, Ken Griffin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-ken-griffin-trump-lightfoot-mayors-conference-lgbtq-spin-20200116-rwkd63janrahbpd4ektjczag5i-story.html
— Who’s a lobbyist? Lawmakers grapple with the question as Gov. J.B. Pritzker and others push for ban on public officials working in that role – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-legislator-lobbyist-ban-20200116-oy4sh4sd7rck3cjkmxpp6e666a-story.html
— The Nazis murdered my ancestors. So why do I want to become a German citizen? – HOWARD WITT (DIERSEN: During the 1840s and 1850s, my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WW1. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-germany-nazis-holocaust-future-20200115-6wtkvnk7lrclxfjalmvitvcipq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Oberweis pours $1 million into GOP bid; seeks nomination to run against Rep. Underwood Oberweis campaigned this week with former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance – pardoned by President Donald Trump for the murder of two civilians in Afghanistan. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/15/21068029/jim-oberweis-gop-lauren-underwood
— Hypocritical Democrats never squawked when Obama waged war by drone But now they insist President Trump must get a specific authorization from Congress for the use of military force. – Earl Beal, Terre Haute
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/15/21067367/iran-drone-strike-missile-attack-obama-military-force-general-soleimani-letters
— Angry Lightfoot admonishes City Council for tone of set-aside debate The mayor received a standing ovation and a 47-1 vote to launch a study that could lay the groundwork for earmarking contracts for gay- and transgender-owned businesses in Chicago. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/15/21067538/lori-lightfoot-city-council-contract-setasides-gay-transgender-business
— Help law-abiding immigrants become citizens — don’t arrest them The fact that children right here in Chicago are afraid of coming home from school and finding their parents missing is an indictment of where we are as a country today. – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (DIERSEN: If you are in America illegally, you are not “law-abiding.”) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/15/21067312/lori-lightfoot-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-ice-welcoming-city-ordinance-city-council

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen ends campaign for third term as Kane County Board chairman – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200115/lauzen-ends-campaign-for-third-term-as-kane-county-board-chairman
— DuPage, state police won’t enforce panhandling prohibition while lawsuit is pending – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200115/dupage-state-police-wont-enforce-panhandling-prohibition-while-lawsuit-is-pending
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200115/stoner-food-and-the-big-lebowski-theater-celebrating-pot-legalization
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200115/the-dude-abides-woodridge-theater-hosts-lebowski-screening-to-celebrate-legal-pot

PEKIN TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: Ray LaHood won’t vote for Trump, backs Biden – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: Far too often, politicians claim to be Republican to get elected, and then, after they are elected, dump Republicans.) 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200115/ray-lahood-wont-vote-for-trump-backs-biden

WILL
— What Do College Students Think About Recreational Marijuana? – JULIAN HAYDA AND CHRISTINE HERMAN (DIERSEN: I would NOT want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who used pot.)
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/cannabis-on-college-campuses

ELMHURST PATCH
— Mazzochi Receives Special Interest Money Elmhurst lawmaker collects donations from Big Pharma and utilities. She faces a Democrat in November. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/mazzochi-receives-special-interest-money

THE FIRST WARD
— CHAIRMAN LAUZEN BOWS OUT OF THE RACE!
https://thefirstward.net/2020/01/15/quick-hits-chairman-lauzen-bows-out-of-the-race/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Anthony Catella File Year-end reports with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-anthony-catella-file-year-end-reports-with-fec/ 
— Allen Skillicorn Accused of Ethics Violation by Primary Opponent Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/allen-skillicorn-accused-of-ethics-violation-by-primary-opponent-carolyn-schofield/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN REPORTS 58% OF 20,395 VOTERS IDENTIFIED IN MILWAUKEE WERE NOT GOPERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-campaign-reports-58-of-20395-voters-identified-in-milwaukee-were-not-gopers.html
— AS FAR BACK AS 2008, AN IL REPUBLICAN LAUNCHED ANTI-ELECTORAL COLLEGE MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/as-far-back-as-2008-an-il-republican-launched-anti-electoral-college-movement.html
— LONE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE EMERGES TO REPLACE BOBBY RUSH IN IL’S 1ST CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/lone-conservative-candidate-emerges-to-replace-bobby-rush.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Oppo dump! Another homestead exemption issue (Casten)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/15/oppo-dump-another-homestead-exemption-issue/
— Pritzker won’t partake (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to “partake.” 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/15/pritzker-wont-partake/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Government bullying won’t increase workplace diversity – Charles Sauer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/government-bullying-wont-increase-workplace-diversity

GOPUSA
— Warren brands male rivals losers, refuses handshake as Sanders spat spills into Democrat debate
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82906

SEAN HANNITY
— TED CRUZ: The Democrats’ Impeachment Charade ‘Will Not Continue in the Senate’
https://hannity.com/media-room/ted-cruz-the-democrats-impeachment-charade-will-not-continue-in-the-senate/

BREITBART
— CNN Fails to Ask a Single Immigration Question During Democrat Debate – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/15/cnn-fails-to-ask-a-single-immigration-question-during-democrat-debate/
— Democrat Attorneys General Demand Fast-Track Work Permits for Illegals and Migrants (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat employers and RINO employers make it clear that they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/01/15/democrat-attorneys-general-demand-fast-track-work-permits-for-illegals-and-migrants/

PJ MEDIA
— The Sad Little Low-Energy ‘Resistance’ Crowds Are Dwindling at Trump Rallies – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-sad-little-low-energy-resistance-crowd-is-dwindling-at-trump-rallies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media: Trump Turned College Football Championship Into MAGA Rally – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/01/15/nbc-trump-turns-college-football-championship-maga-rally

CAMPUS REFORM
— Student loan debt soars as colleges spend millions on diversity efforts, illegal aliens – Jesse Stiller
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14215

THE HILL
— Chief Justice Roberts references ‘OK, boomer’ in age discrimination case – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/478438-chief-justice-roberts-references-ok-boomer-in-age-discrimination
— Ray LaHood backs Biden for president – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Far too often, politicians claim to be Republican to get elected, and then, after they are elected, dump Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/478480-ray-lahood-backing-biden-for-president

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘OK, Boomer’ Makes a Supreme Court Appearance in Age Case – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/15/us/politics/ap-us-supreme-court-age-discrimination.html

USA TODAY
— ‘OK, boomer’: Chief Justice John Roberts asks if phrase counts as age discrimination – Savannah Behrmann
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/15/supreme-court-chief-justice-john-roberts-asks-if-ok-boomer-age-discrimination/4480902002/

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— 154 House Republicans oppose bill to protect older Americans from discrimination – Josh Israel (DIERSEN: What should I say those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not support those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.) 
https://americanindependent.com/house-republicans-protecting-older-workers-against-discrimination-act-gop-congress/

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Perils of Going Negative Why the candidates, wisely, refused to go for the jugular in the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses – WALTER SHAPIRO
https://newrepublic.com/article/156221/perils-going-negative

FED WEEK
— OUTRAGEOUS: Administration Argues for High Burden of Proof in Age Discrimination Complaints (DIERSEN: What should I say those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not support those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/administration-argues-for-high-burden-of-proof-in-age-discrimination-complaints/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— A Paid Leave Update, and a Bill to Improve Feds’ Due Process Rights – ERICH WAGNER (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.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/01/paid-leave-update-and-bill-improve-feds-due-process-rights/162467/
— Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Current Standard for Federal Worker Age Discrimination Cases Justices appeared to find the Trump administration’s egg-less baking analogy difficult to stomach, but also probed the hypothetical limits of installing a lesser standard to prove age was a factor in personnel actions at federal agencies. – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/01/supreme-court-justices-skeptical-current-standard-federal-worker-age-discrimination-cases/162474/

BAY AREA REPORTER
— San Francisco Republicans endorse transgender Senate candidate – Matthew S. Bajko (DIERSEN: If I sought a government or political office, the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party would NEVER endorse me. The aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.)
https://www.ebar.com/news/politics//286832

January 14 Evening Edition

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Trump live in Milwaukee
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/14/trump-rally-milwaukee-first-2020-wisconsin-visit-during-impeachment-iran/4454538002/

ABC7
— Donald Trump supporters line up 26 hours early for Wisconsin campaign rally
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-supporters-line-up-overnight-for-milwaukee-rally/5849494/

NBC5
— Supporters Started Lining Up More Than 24 Hours Before Trump’s Milwaukee Rally The rally takes place just down the street from where Democrats will gather to nominate his opponent later this year
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/supporters-started-lining-up-more-than-24-hours-before-trumps-milwaukee-rally/2201312/

CBS2
— Enthusiastic Crowd Lines Up Hours Ahead Of Time For President Trump’s Rally In Milwaukee – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/14/enthusiastic-crowd-lines-up-hours-ahead-of-time-for-president-trumps-rally-in-milwaukee/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/14/21065412/cresco-labs-marijuana-workers-joliet-union-vote-ufcw
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/14/21065857/cannabis-cafes-recreational-marijuana-weed-chocolate-edibles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21064646/illinois-legal-weed-sales-totals-2020
— County Finance Committee set to approve $165K settlement in ‘political discrimination’ case Jeannette Soto says then Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough and Erwin Acox Jr., who was the chief of human resources at the time, discriminated against her politically. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO etc. discriminate against Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican etc.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/14/21059078/county-finance-committee-settlement-political-discrimination-case-acox-yarbrough-shakman
— Pritzker calls on McClain to stop chuckling and start cooperating — with the feds Pritkzer said the email is “emblematic of a culture that has been poisonous in Springfield for far too long.” He said covering up a crime — such as the alleged rape and ghost payrolling — and using it as a political weapon is “disgusting.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/14/21066049/pritzker-mcclain-chuckling-cooperation-feds-madigan-email-rape-champaign
— Why people clutch their wallets when an Illinois legislator walks up the street Who would have guessed that a lawmaker who resigns can award himself a little “exit bonus” by quitting on the first day of a month but collecting a paycheck for the whole month? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/14/21065831/illinois-general-assembly-susana-mendoza-sun-times-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— End the cover-ups in the Illinois General Assembly – DAVID MCSWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-general-assembly-ispector-general-ethics-mcsweeney-20200114-zzagx6aazbbtfp4nmbscw3fzqq-story.html
— Objections thin ranks of south suburban primary candidates, though some races remain crowded – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-petition-objection-outcomes-st-0115-20200114-pwjivb2di5bzxkjn3duogutcna-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, the Democrats and RINOs who run your municipality will follow Evanston’s lead and force you to either pay or receive reparations. From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that they will force you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-reparations-subcommittee-members-tl-0116-20200114-tbb4pkdhlbcrlhv3l7b6s7k73y-story.html
— Lightfoot-backed study to look at possible set-asides for gay-, transgender-owned Chicago businesses advances – JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats who run Chicago officially banish all individuals, all organizations, and all companies that to not promote 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?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-gay-owned-business-city-contracts-study-20200114-6am6wy3os5b2bclxn367jpuwcm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if elected, they will use government to get rid of all individuals, all organizations, all companies, all governments, and all countries that to not promote 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.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-democrats-candidates-cory-booker-page-20200114-xf6gzbsj3jhg5opuc42ng6j2aq-story.html
— Suicide awareness forum focuses on pressure Naperville high school students feel, warning signs; ‘The pressure is brutal’ – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-suicide-forum-naperville-st-0115-20200114-ps6hccmh4nad3e4dpj6ql2k2iq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage, towns trying to reach deal for new field court in Woodridge – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200114/dupage-towns-trying-to-reach-deal-for-new-field-court-in-woodridge
— Indiana House backs abolishing all township assessor offices – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200114/news/301149876/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/how-workers-and-employers-are-navigating-legal-cannabis-in-illinois/article_b30e511d-bc7a-5133-bf38-536132578cd0.html

WILL & WCLO & STATELINE & MDJ ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/the-similarities-between-marijuana-and-alcohol-prohibition
https://www.wclo.com/2020/01/14/illinois-pot-sales-popular/
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/rockford-eligible-for-grants-funded-by-marijuana-sales/
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/a-quarter-of-every-dollar-taxed-on-recreational-weed-in/video_70538f35-852f-5a58-8e14-7828455f33dc.html

WIFR
— Medical experts caution misuse of medical cannabis – Hope Salman
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Medical-experts-caution-misuse-of-medical-cannabis–566974861.html

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Why Illinois Is Pumping Millions Into the Census With funding and congressional seats at stake, the state is taking extreme measures to get a full count. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2020/Illinois-Census/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/14/why-is-legal-weed-so-expensive-low-supply-high-demand-and-big-tax-driving-chicagos-pricey-pot/
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/14/new-north-center-boutique-wants-to-be-a-less-intimidating-spot-to-buy-your-first-weed-pipe/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Holding Four Town Hall Meetings Starting This Saturday in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/skillicorn-holding-four-town-hall-meetings-starting-this-saturday-in-crystal-lake/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases “Isn’t it Frustrating” Video/Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-isnt-it-frustrating-video-ad/ 
— Ripples from Mike McClain Rape Cover-Up Email Continue to Spread
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/ripples-from-mike-mcclain-rape-cover-up-email-continue-to-spread/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by The Resurgent
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/il-14-catalina-lauf-interviewed-by-the-resurgent/ 
— Regional Superintendent of Education Referendum Remains on Ballot, Appeal Promised
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/regional-superintendent-of-education-referendum-remains-on-ballot-appeal-promised/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Project Veritas: Sanders staffer says ‘cities burn’ if Trump reelected, predicts violence at DNC Hidden-camera footage shows field organizer praising Soviet-style gulags – Valerie Richardson 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/project-veritas-sanders-staffer-says-cities-burn-i/
— Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/questions-of-racism-linger-as-harry-meghan-step-ba/
— Why the liberal media love for Sanders and Biden? Crazy Bernie and lunch-bucket Joe have a better chance against Trump than Pocahontas or Mayor Pete – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/why-the-liberal-media-love-for-bernie-sanders-and-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/illegal-immigrant-crossings-fall-78-once-overcrowded-cells-are-empty
— Liberal elites’ secret weapon is conservative family values – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/liberal-elites-secret-weapon-is-conservative-family-values

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— In The Coming Crisis, Bad Bureaucrats Will Be The First To Go Americans know they aren’t getting results, and running out of money will only drive the point home. – LEWIS M. ANDREWS (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you are a “bad bureaucrat” if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and the Democrats who run the federal government do not promote you to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-the-coming-crisis-bad-bureaucrats-will-be-the-first-to-go/

BREITBART
— Arizona State University Prof: Shut Down Trump’s Twitter Account to Fight ‘Hate Speech’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want to shut down my GOPUSA ILLINOIS email to fight Republican losses. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/14/arizona-state-university-prof-shut-down-trumps-twitter-account-to-fight-hate-speech/
— Jill Biden: Let Asylum Seekers In; Fill Empty Rural American Communities – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/jill-biden-let-asylum-seekers-in-fill-empty-rural-american-communities/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Staff: Free Education About Indoctrinating People, Gulags Not Bad, Cities Burn If Trump Wins – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bernie-staff-free-education-about-indoctrinating-people-gulags-not-bad-cities-burn-if-trump-wins
— Jailbreak: House Democrats Call To Release All Transgender ICE Detainees – Josh Hammer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/jailbreak-house-democrats-call-to-release-all-transgender-ice-detainees

NEWSMAX
— Stop the Federal Discrimination Fishing Expedition – Dr. Michael Busler, Ph.D. (DIERSEN: According to Democrats and RINOs, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and you do not make the following promotion deadlines, it is because you are a bad employee and if you are Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, and you do not make the following promotion deadlines, it is because you were discriminated against: GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/drmichaelbuslerphd/stop-federal-discrimination-fishing/2020/01/14/id/949677/

FEDERALIST
— Angry Leftists Try To Cancel Vince Vaughn For Shaking Donald Trump’s Hand – Chrissy Clark (DIERSEN: Who cancels you? I should write a book about those who cancel me. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/14/angry-leftists-try-to-cancel-vince-vaughn-for-shaking-donald-trumps-hand/

EPOCH TIMES
— Sanders Field Organizer Advocates Violent Revolution, Gulags for Trump Supporters, Liberals, in Undercover Videos – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sanders-field-organizer-advocates-violent-revolution-gulags-for-trump-supporters-liberals-in-undercover-videos_3203763.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Jenna Lewis, Trump’s new legal adviser, has a long history of attacks on LGBTQ community and Islam – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-jenna-lewis-advisor-trump-campaign-anti-lgbtq-islam-fox-news-20200114-4qoulen2nncxbpwmin4wswy6ji-story.html

FORBES
— Fed Continues To Disregard Rules When Putting Forth Its Own Rules – John Berlau
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnberlau/2020/01/14/fed-continues-to-disregard-rules-when-putting-forth-its-own-rules/#3ce1811f1f45

NARFE
— Tell Your Representative to Stop Shortchanging Retirees (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my Social Security diminishes because real inflation is far greater than COLAs.) 
https://www.narfe.org/communications/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&ID=4679

(FROM THE POSTING: Are you tired of the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) not keeping pace with the increased costs you’re experiencing? Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center today to send a message to your Representative urging him or her to support the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, H.R. 1553. The bill would replace the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) with the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) to ensure more accurate annual COLAs for seniors. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the CPI-W index to measure COLAs, but it does not accurately reflect the purchasing patterns of seniors who spend larger portions of their budgets on medicine, health care, shelter and other goods and services specific to their needs. Switching to the CPI-E would better account for seniors’ spending habits, resulting in more accurate COLAs. The CPI-W shortchanges retired federal retirees, veterans and all seniors who depend on Social Security for much-needed retirement income. Millions of seniors living on fixed incomes rely on every dollar to see them through retirement, and the antiquated CPI-W cuts deeply into their earned retirement income and jeopardizes their long-term financial security)

January 14 Morning Edition

WEEK
— Quincy Media, Inc. launches Illinois Capitol Bureau (DIERSEN: How many government and political news and commentary articles of interest to Illinois Republicans do the following bring to your attention each day, each week, each month, and each year: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Because the aforesaid bring so few articles to your attention, I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://week.com/2020/01/13/quincy-media-inc-launches-illinois-capitol-bureau/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Understanding the enormous importance of the actions of Illinois state government, Quincy Media, Inc. (QMI) has launched a year-round, fully-staffed, Illinois Capitol Bureau. The bureau provides content to Quincy Media’s six broadcast and digital operations in the state.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to spend nearly $19 million on new Chicago touchscreen voting machines before March primary election – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-new-voting-machines-march-primary-20200113-7axczfjcufdulhppbjd4thhyi4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-shortage-warning-20200113-peke3zrogfh5jbz3g3pe4akwaa-story.html
— Trump’s fate rests with Mitch McConnell in impeachment trial – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-mitch-mcconell-impeachment-20200114-r73lcy5j4bb5to743ktugxwt24-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-makes-first-endorsement-illinois-house
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-slumped-second-week

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois abortion foes ask U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/illinois-abortion-foes-ask-us-supreme-court-to-reconsider-roe-v-wade
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated actions by isolated individuals to paint Naperville as being full of racists who are Republican.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/civil-rights-activists-urge-naperville-students-to-overcome-hate-after-racist-post

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker hopes to drive even more Republicans out of Illinois in 2020, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200114/pritzker-hopes-to-build-on-1st-year-accomplishments

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/state-s-take-on-pot-sales/article_043d450d-6ef5-56e1-8f49-b9d178808ea2.html

KMOX
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Nearly 500,000 people have bought $19.7 million of legal marijuana in Illinois this year
https://kmox.radio.com/media/audio-channel/nearly-500000-people-have-bought-197-million-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois-this

WIFR
— Cabello files bill to repeal Foid Card Act
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Cabello-files-bill-to-repeal-Foid-Card-Act-566962871.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Marijuana-Munchies-draws-a-new-crowd-to-restaurants-but-not-everywhere-566962741.html

BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
— How Do You Undo a System That Rewards ‘Loyalty’ Over Public Service? – David Greising (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.bettergov.org/news/greising-how-do-you-undo-a-system-that-rewards-loyalty-over-public-service/

WIREPOINTS
— Why an aging and shrinking Illinois is a threat to public sector pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/why-an-aging-and-shrinking-illinois-is-a-threat-to-public-sector-pensions/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Internet Petition Started Asking for Carlos Acosta’s Resignation from County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/internet-petition-started-asking-for-carlos-acostas-resignation-from-county-board/ 
— Skillicorn Pushes Oberweis Fundraiser Today in Huntley
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/skillicorn-pushes-oberweis-fundraiser-today-in-huntley/ 
— Redistributing Pot Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/13/redistributing-pot-taxes/ 
— County Lobbying Group Tells of Its Impact on Democrats Draft
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/13/county-lobbying-group-tells-of-its-impact-on-democrats-draft/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump and Melania greeted with roaring applause at college football national championship game – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/president-and-first-lady-greeted-with-roaring-applause-at-college-football-national-championship-game

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sanders Refused to Condemn Farrakhan Official’s Anti-Semitic Screed – Adam Kredo
https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-refused-to-condemn-farrakhan-officials-anti-semitic-screed/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Progressives sure do admire the Iranian terror regime, don’t they? – Michael Bertolone
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/progressives_sure_do_admire_the_iranian_terror_regime_dont_they.html

BREITBART
— Project Veritas: Bernie Sanders Field Organizer Suggests Gulags to Help ‘Nazified’ Trump Voters – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/project-veritas-bernie-sanders-field-organizer-suggests-gulags-to-help-nazified-trump-voters/

BREITBART
— Franklin Graham: Dems Hate Trump Because He Hasn’t ‘Bowed Down’ to Them – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/franklin-graham-dems-hate-trump-because-he-hasnt-bowed-down-to-them/
— CNN criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for retweeting what it called a “doctored” image of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in “Muslim attire” in front of an Iranian flag. – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to almost 354,900 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Since 2004, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have criticized those emails and hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I include links in those emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of those almost 354,900 articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/14/cnn-attacks-trump-for-doctored-image-of-schumer-and-pelosi-in-muslim-attire/

POLITICO
— Bloomberg’s campaign snowballs to 1,000 staffers and counting An aide said the behemoth organization will “continue to grow in the weeks and months to come.” – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/14/bloomberg-staffers-2020-098185
— MARCH/APRIL 2018 FLASHBACK: ‘I Need Loyalty’ To hear him talk, it’s Trump’s favorite quality in other humans. But it’s unclear what that word means to him. – MICHAEL KRUSE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/06/donald-trump-loyalty-staff-217227

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Republicans to dump Trump. Who wants others to dump you? Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois to dump me. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/478123-scarborough-to-gop-what-job-is-worth-selling-your-political-soul-over
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “17 percent of Republicans support Trump impeachment, removal from office.”
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/478029-poll-17-percent-of-republicans-support-trump-impeachment-removal-from-office

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook Loves to Pass the Buck Most of us fear that the company will continue to take a hands-off approach to policing its platform. And that’s exactly what it plans to do. – Kara Swisher (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party to police me and to police my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They want the aforesaid to force me a) to promote their candidates and b) to destroy the other candidates. I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidates and b) to destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/opinion/facebook-political-ads-lies.html
— DECEMBER 21, 2019 FLASHBACK: Fear and Loyalty: How Donald Trump Took Over the Republican Party The president demands complete fealty, and as the impeachment hearings showed, he has largely attained it. To cross him is to risk losing a future in the Republican Party. – Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/us/politics/trump-impeachment-republicans.html

JD SUPRA
— Employers Should Be Aware of Where They Advertise – Social Media Platforms are Being Scrutinized (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, ever-increasingly, employers want to hire, retain, and promote those who are young, minority, and/or female, and especially those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employers-should-be-aware-of-where-they-48201/

ATLANTIC
— JULY 2019 FLASHBACK: Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think Here’s how to make the most of it. – Arthur C. Brooks (DIERSEN: According to my Democrat superiors in the federal government, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, your professional decline begins when you are 25 if you do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) and gets worse if you do not make GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline/590650/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Duckworth Visits Illinois Marijuana Dispensary To Talk Social Equity And Banking – Kyle Jaeger (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those in law enforcement as being racists.) 
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/u-s-senator-visits-illinois-marijuana-dispensary-to-talk-social-equity-and-banking/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: “People of color have been disproportionally arrested and incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses for decades, and I’m proud Illinois is working to make legalization of recreational cannabis equitable for all,” Duckworth said in a press release. “I’ll keep working with these local leaders to make sure equity and justice are at the forefront of this process.”)

January 13 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The wall is going up, and illegal immigration is down!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— TRAGIC: Chicago hospitals brace for more weed-related visits. Poison Center already taking calls on more cases, including some involving small children – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-legal-hospital-visits-poison-20200113-4mqmnsb5wzdnljirvszplqf4zy-story.html
— Judge orders Wisconsin election officials to immediately strike more than 200,000 voters from rolls – IVAN MORENO and SCOTT BAUER (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls for your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-voter-purge-20200113-2fb23if3wvcofnq3xczybtrj4m-story.html
— In Wisconsin – a state known for tight elections – activists rush to register former prisoners – SARA BURNETT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-elections-former-prisoners-20200113-a7ij7n5apbbmtiwtgvzrcpwbhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mun-rise-mundelein-marijuana-supply-tl-0116-20200113-vvudlpew5rexxpma6df4gycx6y-story.html
— Try a retirement test drive: Live on 1 income to see how you’ll manage – Robert Frick
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200113/281835760644380
— The Chicago Women’s March is back, this time with a focus on honoring protesters with disabilities – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-womens-march-chicago-disabilities-0113-20200113-p4zhbiuqtbfefpy2cex27r5mu4-story.html
— How Madigan’s top lobbyist won people over: Clout and a generous expense account – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-michael-mcclain-rape-investigation-madigan-mcqueary-20200113-jr4lqbqlnzfiddukod3ute2t4u-story.html
— President Trump’s use of a doctored photo showing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Muslim garb draws ire – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-photoshop-tweet-muslim-garb-20200113-bjm73cnqpfhidg3umchqscfcdi-story.html
— Renaming Dixie Highway doesn’t make sense – Robert, Oak Forest (DIERSEN: My ancestors owned properties on Dixie Highway in Crete 1864-1966. I was born in hospital on Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights in 1948. I lived on Dixie Highway in Crete 1948-1954. To drive north or south from downtown Crete, you drive on Dixie Highway.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-speak-out-st-0114-20200113-j55hzn2pqnclba7pqf5in4lpem-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ald. Lopez proposes ‘conception fees,’ ‘childbirth licensing’ after infant’s death in his ward Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) said he would do it if there was any way to legally implement parental licensing or conception fees. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/10/21060424/ray-lopez-tweet-parental-licensing-child-abuse-infant-killed
— State warns some pot shops have violated law to prevent stockpiling from single source as stores struggle with shortages
Regulators informed stores that “some adult use dispensaries have inventory from a single cultivator center entity in excess of the 40% limit mandated by” state law. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21063993/illinois-legal-marijuana-shortages-dispensaries-chicago-regulators
— Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes first spot on Illinois’ presidential primary ballot Filling out the rest of the ballot are former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in the second spot, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg, hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang took the sixth through ninth spots on the ballot. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21064444/illinois-primary-2020-amy-klobuchar-ballot-deval-patrick
— Foxx likely to be on ballot after hearing examiner finds ‘no other evidence of any kind’ to support challenge Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had more than the required minimum despite a challenge to her nominating petitions. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21063535/kim-foxx-survives-petition-challenge-march-primary-ballot
— Pritzker’s agriculture chief ousted over ‘rape’ email he now says he ‘simply did not read’ in its entirety
Gov. J.B. Pritzker asked his agriculture chief to resign over a controversial 2012 email penned by former top lobbyist Mike McClain over an alleged “rape in Champaign” and ghost payrollers. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/13/21064104/illinois-agriculture-chief-resign-mcclain-email-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How to stop Trump from jacking up electric bills and hurting our environment.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/13/21059907/renewable-energy-power-bills-ferc-ceja-legislature
— Trump invokes Iran hostages after Soleimani attack; outrageous they are still owed compensation Illinois ex-hostage Paul Lewis was a 22-year-old Marine when captured and held for 444 days. He’s now 63. “I didn’t do it for the money. I did it because I felt a sense of obligation.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/13/21064269/donald-trump-soleimani-attack-iran-hostages-compensation

DAILY HERALD
— Judge removes DuPage forest candidate from ballot over hyphen – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/judge-removes-dupage-forest-candidate-from-ballot-over-hyphen
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage Judge Paul Fullerton on Monday refused to overturn the county electoral board’s decision to remove the forest preserve commissioner candidate Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni from the March 17 ballot. The Elmhurst Democrat says she will appeal. . .Also on Monday, Judge Fullerton upheld the electoral board’s decision to keep a Republican candidate for county recorder on the March 17 primary ballot. The election board ruled last month that Babette Holder Youngberg did nothing wrong when she used both her maiden name and her marital name on nominating petitions. Fullerton agreed with that decision. Holder Youngberg has blamed her Republican primary opponent — Ron Almiron of Wheaton — for attempting to get her removed from the ballot. Almiron, who is an attorney, is representing the resident who challenged Holder Youngberg’s paperwork. Almiron said after Monday’s hearing that he and his client “disagree with the court’s decision” but haven’t decided whether to appeal.)
— Tribune Publishing offers buyouts in likely precursor to layoffs – Robert Feder (DIERSEN: Have you been “offered” a buyout? In 1993, when I was a 45 year old GS-13 GAO employee who had 25 years of federal service, the Democrats who ran GAO “offered” a $25,000 buyout to all their employees, including me, who had 25 or more years of federal service. They made it very clear that they wanted all eligible GAO employees to take their “offer” who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. In 1997, they succeeded in forcing me to take their “offer.”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/tribune-publishing-offers-buyouts-in-likely-precursor-to-layoffs
— New gun dealer regulations to take effect Friday – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/new-gun-dealer-regulations-to-take-effect-friday
— Women’s March Fox Valley returns to Geneva Jan. 18 – Ellen Jo Ljung
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200113/womens-march-fox-valley-returns-to-geneva-jan-18
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: $19.7 million in marijuana sales in first 12 days – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Obviously, that money will not be used for education, saved for retirement, given to charity, etc.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/197-million-in-marijuana-sales-in-first-12-days

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmaker Seeks Reserved Parking for Pregnant Women Around Capitol The change would also provide parking for mothers with newborn children around the complex
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-lawmaker-seeks-reserved-parking-for-pregnant-women-around-capitol/2200595/

CBS2
— Hearing Officer Rejects Challenge To Kim Foxx’s Nominating Petitions, Recommends She Stay On Ballot For State’s Attorney
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/13/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-ballot-challenge-rejected-bob-fioretti/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More than just students propelling local Dems in elections – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-more-than-just-students-propelling-local-dems-in/article_04857ad0-6221-52da-b0d4-954218b7d46c.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200113/student-activist-for-lgbtq-issues-remembered-as-trailblazer

STATELINE
— Illinois Republicans take aim at Democrats for failing to reduce property taxes
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-republicans-take-aim-at-democrats-for-failing-to-reduce-property-taxes/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker fires Illinois Ag Director who knew of 2012 ‘rape in Champaign’ email Ag Director says he didn’t read full email while running for election, getting cancer treatment – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-fires-illinois-ag-director-who-knew-of-rape-in/article_8495269a-3644-11ea-9715-9778a6fb512d.html
— Illinois’ predicted loss of seat in Congress will be Republican gain in another state, Congressman Rodney Davis says – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-predicted-loss-of-seat-in-congress-will-be-republican/article_b661ac50-3628-11ea-9a38-2b51e9243eac.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP IN MILWAUKEE TOMORROW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-in-milwaukee-tomorrow.html
— STUDY SHOWS: BOTH SIDES ACCEPT MEDIA MISINFORMATION (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put out or bless.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/study-shows-both-sides-accept-media-misinformation.html
— FIRST FALLOUT OF “RAPE IN CHAMPAIGN” EMAIL: AGRICULTURE DEPT DIRECTOR RESIGNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/first-fallout-of-rape-in-champaign-email-agriculture-dept-director-resigns.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Using illegals to bolster polls? – GEORGE PFEIFFER, Sun City West, Ariz.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/13/letters-to-the-editor-using-illegals-to-bolster-po/

GOPUSA
— ‘Journalists’ try to make a case for White House press briefings but times have changed
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82725

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Sure It Does’: Sanders Says Illegal Immigrant Labor Leads To Lower US Wages – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/13/bernie-sanders-illegal-migrant-labor/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Becomes 20th State to Force Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for Transgender Surgery – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illinois-becomes-20th-state-to-cover-transgender-surgery-under-medicaid/

LIFE NEWS
— Missouri Abortions Drop 78% as State Has Just One Clinic Left That Kills Babies – CHERYL SULLENGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/13/missouri-abortions-drop-78-as-state-has-just-one-clinic-left-that-kills-babies/

NBC NEWS
— Trump campaign’s latest Fox News hire has history of anti-gay remarks The long list of disparaging remarks by Jenna Ellis includes calling Stonewall National Monument a “celebration of sin.” – Tim Fitzsimons
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-campaign-s-latest-fox-news-hire-has-history-anti-n1114791
— Muslim groups denounce Trump retweet of fake Pelosi-Schumer photo One advocate said that “it’s disappointing but not surprising” that Trump would “spread this kind of harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry.” – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/muslim-groups-denounce-trump-retweet-fake-pelosi-schumer-photo-n1114821

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse thing who should gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/latinos-2020.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics. – Dana GOLDSTEIN
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— House Democrats who endorsed in 2020 primary signal they will unify behind eventual nominee – Jacqueline Alemany and Sean Sullivan (DIERSEN: I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidate and b) destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/12/house-democrats-who-endorsed-2020-primary-signal-they-will-unify-behind-eventual-nominee/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘The Consequences of Structural Whiteness are Fatal’ A famous medical journal succumbs to radical politics. – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-consequences-of-structural-whiteness-are-fatal-11578943455

FORBES
— Finally, U.S. House Will Address Disastrous U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois promote age discrimination the most.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/13/finally-us-house-will-address-disastrous-us-supreme-court-ruling-on-age-discrimination/

INC.
— 54 Percent of Employers Have Eliminated a Candidate Based on Social Media. Time to Clean Up Your Feed (and Tags) Do your profiles tell the right story? – Melanie Curtin
https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/54-percent-of-employers-have-eliminated-a-candidate-based-on-social-media-time-to-clean-up-your-feed-and-tags.html

FED SMITH
— Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: I had 29 years of federal service in 1997 when I was 48 years old.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/13/surging-number-federal-employee-millionaires/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the end of December 2019, there are 49,620 TSP millionaires according to data provided by the Thrift Savings Plan. And, contrary to some who think these people made money in the private sector and then became a federal employee, the average millionaire has been contributing to the TSP for 29.14 years.)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Chicagoans march in counter-protest at anti-choice rally – Matt Simonette
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicagoans-march-in-counter-protest-at-anti-choice-rally/67775.html

January 13 Morning Edition

ABC7
— New program brings attention to crime, public safety across DuPage County
https://abc7chicago.com/new-dupage-county-program-brings-attention-to-crime-public-safety/5843308/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new group in DuPage County is designed to raise awareness about crime and public safety. The group is called Safe DuPage and it was created by Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne. The group will hold town halls and rallies to discuss subjects including gun violence, social equity and marijuana stores. A website for the group is under construction.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 50,000 Cook County residents will lose food stamps if they don’t find work soon, and the clock is ticking – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cook-county-work-requirements-food-stamps-20200110-bachqwln6bbq3kgcpfl5fqrh3a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-anti-trump-echo-chamber-20200112-mpodx42xurcnjdiuztdqepvvva-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cb-how-illinois-legal-weed-is-grown-20200113-bg544pchcve2djiti73zneatyq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-depaulia-spanish-language-news-site-20200113-fqu5wzuy6jgcrey7zmdekww2xy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/pot-is-legal-in-illinois-but-dont-pack-it-for-your-next-airplane-ride

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Durbin: United State Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) will grow economy, support jobs in Illinois – Steven Spearie 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200112/durbin-usmca-will-grow-economy-support-jobs-in-illinois
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200112/pot-dispensary-to-suspend-recreational-sales-for-monday

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— NIU professor: Marijuana law offers benefits and ‘unanticipated consequences’ – Chris Green
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200112/niu-professor-marijuana-law-offers-benefits-and-unanticipated-consequences
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The only solid research we have on the effect of legalization is that it leads to increased usage,” he said. “This does present public health concerns. An increase in auto accidents and workplace safety issues are two of these concerns. Increased levels of addiction is another.”)

NORTHERN STAR
— A Smoke and Drug Free map provided by the university outlines all on-campus areas where adult-use and possession of cannabis will continue to be illegal despite changes in state law.
https://northernstar.info/news/map-illustrates-federal-law/article_f704b266-35ba-11ea-8697-075eb2ecc8f9.html

DAILY EASTERN NEWS
— University Police Department Chief Talks Legal Marijuana – Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo
https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/01/12/upd-chief-talks-legal-marijuana/

WAND
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-supply-and-provisions-temporarily-halts-adult-use-cannabis-sales/article_7afc3b2c-359b-11ea-a995-33cd10f7900a.html

KMOX
— Driving high is becoming an issue with legal marijuana in Illinois – Michael Calhoun
https://kmox.radio.com/media/audio-channel/driving-high-is-becoming-an-issue-with-legal-marijuana-in-illinois

DEPAULIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/45321/news/chicagoans-swarm-dispensaries-in-first-week-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/

POLITICO
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “Among judicial candidates shelling out for their own campaigns: Richard Felice (DuPage County judge), $245,000”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/13/the-self-funding-gamble-revelation-in-explosive-email-bloomberg-petitions-challenged-488049

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— CHICAGO ALDERMAN PROPOSES TAX ON CHILDBIRTH Amid Illinois’ population decline, Ald. Ray Lopez proposed taxing conception and licensing childbirth. – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicago-alderman-proposes-tax-on-childbirth/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Big Fat Lie of Leftists Who Sexually Integrate School Locker Rooms – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/the-big-fat-lie-of-leftists-who-sexually-integrate-school-locker-rooms/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats become first national party to hate the nation they wish to lead – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_become_first_national_party_to_hate_the_nation_they_wish_to_lead.html
— Is today’s Democratic Party deceiving the people? – K.S. Guardiola (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media a) promotes the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms and b) demonizes, denigrates, and condemns the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/is_todays_democratic_party_deceiving_the_people.html
— From ‘blue’ to ‘red’ – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/from_blue_to_red.html
— Hey, GOP! This is What Pushback Looks Like – Brian C Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/hey_gop_this_is_what_pushback_looks_like.html

BREITBART
— Illinois Sanctuary County (Cook County) Frees 1K Criminal Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 2019 – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/12/illinois-sanctuary-county-frees-1k-criminal-illegal-aliens-2019/
— Tom Steyer: Americans Must Provide Cheap Housing to Illegal Immigrants – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Wheaton voters, including many Wheaton’s West and East Districts, and especially in my precinct, believe that Democrats and RINOs want to build cheap housing for illegal immigrants in my precinct along the south side of Roosevelt Road between the Prairie Path and Main Street.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/13/tom-steyer-americans-must-provide-cheap-housing-to-illegal-immigrants/
— Majority of Britons Reject Amnesty for Illegal Aliens – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/13/majority-britons-reject-amnesty-illegal-aliens/

BLAZE
— Powerful video shows Iranians demonstrating more respect for the US flag than Colin Kaepernick has Kaepernick was quick to attack America after the U.S. military killed Soleimani – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/iranian_protestors_respect_american_flag

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters’: Sanders Co-Chair Rips Into Joe Biden – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: To give preference to minorities, females, younger people, those who have less money, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, citizens of foreign countries, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc. is to discriminate against Whites, males, older people, those who have more money, Protestants, German Americans, citizens of America, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/12/nina-turner-joe-biden-south-carolina-black-voters/
— Facebook Policy Against Regulating Political Ads Is A Win For Free Speech – JON SCHWEPPE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/schweppe-facebook-political-ads/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Tents, Homelessness, and Misery: 9 Things I Saw in San Francisco – Katrina Trinko
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/13/tents-homeless-and-misery-9-things-i-saw-in-san-francisco/

DAILY HEADLINES
— The LGBT Mafia & Their Satanic Agenda Lead To More Global Corporations Tanking – Susan Duclos
http://dailyheadlines.net/the-lgbt-mafia-their-satanic-agenda-lead-to-more-global-corporations-tanking/

PJ MEDIA
— Arrogant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Want to Move to LA… When Trump Is Gone – MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/arrogant-meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-want-to-move-to-la-when-trump-is-gone/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats Always Choose America’s Enemies Over America – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/01/13/democrats-always-choose-americas-enemies-over-america-n2559371

PATRIOT POST
— Omar Represents the Anti-Americans This radical leftist appears to view the U.S. as the villain and Iran as the victim. (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who a) 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, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and/or b) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate?)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/67846-omar-represents-the-anti-americans-2020-01-13

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— What Are Your Goals? – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: What are your goals? My goals include helping elect candidates who can and will defend and advance the Republican Party platform. Those who work against me reject planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Most commonly, they 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, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://myemail.constantcontact.com/What-Are-Your-Goals—-LCC-Daily-Devotion-.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Immigration Hurts Low-Skilled Workers, Congressional Budget Office Says – MATTHEW VADUM (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, employers prefer hiring, retaining, and promoting citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America. If there had been more immigration during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, citizens of foreign countries may very well have gotten the jobs that I got. 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.theepochtimes.com/immigration-hurts-low-skilled-workers-congressional-budget-office-says_3201871.html

CAMPUS REFORM
— Arizona State University prof: ‘Shut down’ Trump’s Twitter account to combat hate speech – Jesse Stiller (DIERSEN: How soon will those Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs who dominate the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Milton Township Republican Organization officially call for shutting down GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?) 
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14201

THE HILL
— A GOP-led edge: Red states see less unemployment, more economic growth – KRISTIN TATE
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/477923-a-gop-led-edge-red-states-see-less-unemployment-more-economic-growth
— Trump bemoans ‘stigma’ of impeachment – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which members of organizations are stigmatized the most? ANSWER: Those members who fail/refuse to serve as operatives or as dupes for those members who have the most clout. I should write a book about a) members who have/had the most clout and b) members who are/were stigmatized the most in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/477892-trump-bemoans-stigma-of-impeachment

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Ex-prisoners who can vote sought for Wisconsin 2020 election – SARA BURNETT (DIERSEN: Republican-haters hint/imply/argue/shout at ex-prisoners, and at everyone else, that Republicans impoverish people, and therefore, cause people to commit crime.) 
http://www.startribune.com/ex-prisoners-who-can-vote-sought-for-wisconsin-2020-election/566931692/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump-supporters, and especially against Trump-supporters who are 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. How successful have the Trump-haters been in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county? I should write a book about the success that Trump-haters have had in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/01/13/women-minorities-missing-from-trump-national-security-team-column/4447800002/

WINCHESTER STAR
— Media Coddles Thugs – L. Brent Bozell III
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/bozell-media-coddles-thugs/article_f047f9f2-ac7f-5316-8198-310c35244a54.html

FAIRFIELD CONNECTICUT PATCH
— Fairfield Candidate Criticized For Political Consulting Work A Republican leader in Fairfield said Democrat Jennifer Leeper ‘failed to disclose that she is a paid Democratic political operative.’ – Anna Bybee-Schier (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Of course, needless-to-say, I will sue any individual, any organization, any company, and any government that hints/implies/argues/shouts a) that I am paid for what I do as a journalist, that is, that I am paid for what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor or b) that I a lobbyist, that is, someone who is paid to lobby.) 
https://patch.com/connecticut/fairfield/state-rep-candidate-criticized-political-consulting-work

NEW YORKER
— Have We Outgrown the Need for Affirmative Action? The past and the future of a long-embattled policy. – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. 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 those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

AMERICAN LATINOS UNITED
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: American Latinos United Launches to Defeat President Trump New Political Action Committee Led by Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Fernando Espuelas will Focus on Latino Voter Engagement in Key Swing States to Secure Electoral College Victory for the Democratic Nominee
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-latinos-united-launches-to-defeat-president-trump-300985328.html

AMERICAN PROSPECT
— Progressives Help Progressives—Across City Lines Local Progress, a nationwide network of left-leaning municipal elected officials, is fast becoming the strategic switchboard for America’s increasingly liberal cities. – RACHEL M. COHEN (DIERSEN: Who represents you in your municipality? Are they considering becoming a member of “Local Progress?” SEE: https://localprogress.org/ Are they a member of “Local Progress?” From what I see, members of “Local Progress” focus on a) promoting 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, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid and b) destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.)
https://prospect.org/politics/progressives-help-progressives-across-city-lines/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the fall of 2017, a group of progressive city councilmembers across Texas decided to try a new strategy. Their Republican-controlled state legislature was a nightmare, preempting (and thereby repealing) every progressive ordinance that the cities enacted—but the legislature met only once every two years. What would happen if they worked together and collectively passed paid sick days while state politicians were out of session?. . .More recently, nearly 200 local elected officials from across the country signed a letter calling for the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and applauded Representative Mark Pocan’s federal legislation to transfer ICE’s legitimate functions to other agencies. “Above all else, we are responsible for the safety of people in our communities,” the local officials wrote. “The presence of ICE in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, places of worship, and homes, makes this impossible.”)

FEDERAL TIMES
— The leader in federal work environment improvement – Andrew Eversden (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what the work environment was like for employees at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969 who were Republican. The more of the following that you were, the more toxic that the work environment was: Republican, conservative, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, White, male, older, non-poor, if your ancestors had been in America for a long time, and if you had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.federaltimes.com/home/2020/01/10/the-leader-in-federal-work-environment-improvement/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— If you were me, what would you do to encourage religious, conservative, and Republican leaders in Illinois to promote reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Tragically, many of the aforesaid reject many planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. They blacklist me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails because I support all of the aforesaid planks. Most commonly, they 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, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I refuse to serve as anyone’s operative or dupe. I refuse to use GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to carry out anyone’s demands, for example, a) to elect a particular candidate in a contested Republican primary or b) to blacklist anyone. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

January 12 Evenung Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/12/21059426/chicago-dispensaries-key-takeaways-recreational-weed-sales-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— State Rep. Tom Morrison hosts ‘Coffee and Conversation’ Jan. 18 in Rolling Meadows
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200112/state-rep-tom-morrison-hosts-coffee-and-conversation-jan-18-in-rolling-meadows

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans disapprove of how Trump handled Iran conflict.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-most-americans-disapprove-of-how-trump-handled-iran-conflict/5841684/

NBC5
— Trump, Pelosi Square Off Ahead of Impeachment Trial Democrats are trying to put pressure on senators, particularly those up for reelection in 2020, to consider new testimony – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-americans-want-fair-trial-on-trump-impeachment/2200084/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-updating-birth-certificates-for-transgender-dads/2200107/

CBS2
— Edgar Gonzalez Jr., Aide To Congressman Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, Picked To Fill Vacant Illinois House Seat – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/12/edgar-gonzalez-jr-aide-to-congressman-jesus-chuy-garcia-picked-to-fill-vacant-illinois-house-seat/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Soldier from Aurora killed in Afghanistan
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/soldier-from-aurora-killed-in-afghanistan

HERALD & REVIEW
— Property tax relief group recommends expanding Illinois sales tax. Gov. Pritzker says there has to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/property-tax-relief-group-recommends-expanding-illinois-sales-tax-gov/article_3d0e331b-8b5a-542f-8072-8ce5cf0e6d73.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Community activist Edgar Gonzalez Jr., 23, named to vacant Chicago-area state House post – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Activist-23-named-to-vacant-Chicago-area-state-14969424.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gonzalez, a recent Harvard University graduate, is president of a local ward political organization and serves as a member of Garcia’s constituent services staff, according to a Saturday news release.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Four more years!’ — Supporters of President Trump rally in Joliet Local demonstrators hold up signs, cheer for President Donald Trump – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/10/four-more-years-supporters-of-president-trump-rally-in-joliet/abrnsxs/

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Shouldn’t marijuana buyers be working during the day? With the long lines to buy marijuana in Illinois during the work day, the question arises in my mind: Is this where our unemployment and welfare money goes? – Roger P. Bickel, St. Charles
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/letter-shouldn-t-marijuana-buyers-be-working-during-the-day/article_b55e10e1-ebcc-5b3c-8863-b008ac37a4fc.html

WQAD
— Sen. Anderson worries legal pot is overtaxed – JIM MERTENS
https://wqad.com/2020/01/12/this-week-sen-anderson-worries-legal-pot-is-overtaxed/

CHICAGO MORNING STAR
— The Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association has posted the legal issues related to cannabis and workplace safety. – Ivan Cease (DIERSEN: Of course, pot pushing Democrats, pot pushing Libertarians, pot pushing Greens, and pot pushing RINOs will do everything that they can to remove all restrictions on the sale and use of pot.) 
https://chicagomorningstar.com/marba-posts-legal-issues-regarding-cannabis-and-employment-status

BREITBART
— In Immigration Debate, Trump Says We Don’t Have Enough American Workers to Fill Skilled Labor Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/12/donald-trump-we-dont-have-enough-foreign-workers/
— 12 Shot, 5 Killed in Democrat-Controlled Baltimore – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/12/12-shot-5-killed-in-democrat-controlled-baltimore/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Meghan Markle, from actress to duchess to slave descendant – Paul H. Yarbrough 
https://www.commdiginews.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-from-actress-duchess-to-slave-descendant-126150/

DAILY WIRE
— Shocking Number Of Young Americans Say Other Countries Are Better Than U.S. – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: Trump-haters shout at young Americans, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/shocking-number-of-young-americans-say-other-countries-are-better-than-u-s

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: ICE says Cook county released over 1000 illegals with criminal records last year after refusing detainers – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/12/ice-says-cook-county-released-over-1000-illegals-with-criminal-records-last-year-after-refusing-detainers-875118

EPOCH TIMES
— Texas Is First State to Opt Out of Accepting Refugees in 2020 – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-is-first-state-to-opt-out-of-accepting-refugees-in-2020_3201721.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/477914-one-of-texass-largest-newspapers-blasts-governor-for-choosing-to-reject

NEW YORK TIMES
— What if Democrats Tried Real Outreach? – Kristee Paschall (DIERSEN: What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opinion/voter-turnout-2020.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’ – Elise Viebeck and Juliet Eilperin (DIERSEN: Which adverse actions do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe stress that you will have “for life?” Mine stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress how poorly many past and present Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, MTRO, Wheaton, WCC, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois leaders treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-says-trump-impeached-for-life-despite-mcconnells-gamesmanship-coverup/2020/01/12/4e75531a-3544-11ea-9541-9107303481a4_story.html
— Why America’s suburbs could be so important in 2020, visualized A look at the closest precincts from four years ago. – Philip Bump 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/10/why-americas-suburbs-could-be-so-important-2020-visualized/
— Conservatives in deep-blue Maryland strategize and commiserate – Rebecca Tan (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) were as open about what they are doing as Maryland Republicans are? Those who dominate the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO talk and/or act like they do not want me to report anything about IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO meetings and events including a) who spoke at the meetings and events, b) how many attended, or c) names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.)
https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Conservatives-in-deep-blue-Maryland-strategize-14969852.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Maryland’s strong Democratic majority seemed far away this weekend at a conference near the State House, where Republicans discussed their priorities for 2020. During speeches Saturday by elected GOP officials and party leaders, attendees booed the costly education overhaul proposal being championed by the deep-blue General Assembly, cheered raucously for President Donald Trump and poked fun at candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. In between panels about how to reduce gun-control restrictions and limit access to abortion, dozens of the party faithful exchanged business cards, snapped selfies and commiserated over being conservative in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1 and have a veto-proof majority in both chambers of the legislature. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, a moderate in his party who has frequently criticized Trump, was not present at the conference hosted by the conservative website Red Maryland. Hogan’s spokesman said the governor was invited but could not attend “because of his schedule.”)

DALLAS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/01/12/presidential-contender-mike-bloomberg-calls-texas-gov-greg-abbotts-decision-on-refugees-outrageous/

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
— Navarro County Republicans discuss upcoming election – Mark Archibald (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) were as open about what they are doing as the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee is? Those who dominate the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO talk and/or act like they do not want me to report anything about IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO meetings and events including a) who spoke at the meetings and events, b) how many attended, or c) names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.)
https://www.corsicanadailysun.com/news/navarro-county-republicans-discuss-upcoming-election/article_40909998-33f1-11ea-8e90-1f2c41788c59.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana. Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, Pct. 3 Commissioner, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 and Navarro County District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance. Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris, “I’m honored to receive Harris’s support,” he said, “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.” “Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I understood how legislation would affect the people of Navarro County.” The Palestine Republican said, “without question, Elmer Tanner is the right man for the job.” Tanner will face David Foreman in the March 3 primary. Those in attendance approved the appointments of four precinct chairs who filled for office but faced no primary challenge. Precinct Chairs are instrumental helping the Republican Party get out the vote. Republicans now have 23 of 30 Navarro County precincts filled. “It’s time to get out there and shake up our precincts,” said Bobby Vickery who was appointed to Pct. 404 “It’s extremely important that we contact every Republican and make sure they get out to vote,” said Navarro County Republican Chairman Eric Meyers. “Nearly 1,000 people move to Texas every day, we need to make sure Texas stays red.” Meyers also alerted party faithful about important upcoming dates in the “consequential 2020 election year.” The last day to register to vote in the Texas primary is Feb. 3. Anyone interested may now request a ballot by mail from the Navarro County Elections Administration Office. Any requests must be returned to the Elections Office by Feb. 21. Early voting for the primary election is from Feb. 18 to 28 at the Navarro County Annex building, 601 N. 13th Street in Corsicana. The Texas primary will be March 3. Navarro County residents will have several opportunities to hear from candidates in upcoming forums, and meet and greets. The Conservative Society of Navarro County, in conjunction with the Republican Women and the Republican Party of Navarro County, will host a federal candidate meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Republican Party Headquarters, 111 W. Third Ave. in Corsicana. The Republican Women will hold a candidate forum lunch at Republican Headquarters at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Corsicana Opry/ Silver Saddle Saloon will host the Republican Party of Navarro County Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The group is finalizing plans for its March 6, Navarro County Reagan Day Dinner. The group also voted to hold the Precinct Convention at the Navarro County Courthouse on Saturday, March 14. The County Convention will be held the following week on Saturday, March 21. Republican delegates from each of Texas’s 254 counties will meet in Houston at the state convention the week of May 11-16. The Texas state Republican convention is expected to be larger than the National Republican gathering. The national convention will be in Charlotte, North Carolina in August. All other regular reports were adopted. The next meeting of the Navarro County Executive Committee will be at party headquarters in April.)

DESERET NEWS
— Unaffiliated Utah voters risk being shut out of the presidential primary — unless they do this – Sahalie Donaldson (DIERSEN: In your precinct, for the March 17 primary election, how Democrats will cast Republican ballots to do whatever damage they can to the Republican Party? Do not expect those Democrats to vote for unopposed Republican Precinct Committeemen.)
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/1/12/21055079/super-tuesday-unaffiliated-voters-presidential-primary-trump-biden-sanders

FORBES
— FEBRUARY 7, 2013 FLASHBACK: What To Do When A Co-Worker Tries To Sabotage Your Career – Jacquelyn Smith (DIERSEN: What have been the demographics most commonly shared by those who have worked the hardest against you? Most commonly, those who have worked the hardest against me either are or paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. If I wrote a book about them, I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/02/07/what-to-do-when-a-co-worker-tries-to-sabotage-your-career/#e0359302f8cf

January 11 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: At least 1,000 anti-abortion marchers rally in the Loop – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-20200111-5fd3dnswwvdhlntly4cxu3ofjy-story.html
— While Nazi sympathizer Arthur Jones protests, Orland Park residents turn out to talk social justice – JESSE WRIGHT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-newman-jones-events-st-0112-20200111-bo2gi7w5zndq3fg24wisudcpg4-story.html
— Seeking to give residents a break on property tax, legislative task force recommends expanding sales tax. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who’s pushing a graduated income tax, says there’s got to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-property-tax-task-force-20200111-pwbldyzyt5afpjdm3catlklnwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot ‘has the votes’ to pass marijuana consumption ordinance, puts kibosh on 606 development freeze “We have to have places for people to be able to legally consume marijuana,” Lightfoot says. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060658/lori-lightfoot-marijuana-consumption-ordinance-606-development-freeze
— Cullerton predicts Lightfoot will get casino gambling fix, graduated real estate transfer tax during spring session Retiring Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says Lori Lightfoot is “on a learning curve” in Springfield, unlike his wily friend Rahm Emanuel, who majored in political arm-twisting – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2020/1/10/21060325/cullerton-lightfoot-casino-gambling-real-estate-transfer-tax-spring-session

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s latest scandal, Springfield’s latest outrage – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200111/editorial-madigans-latest-scandal-springfields-latest-outrage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200111/meet-mark-galli-the-wheaton-evangelical-who-called-out-trump

NBC5
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Suggests She May be Open to Lowering Recreational Cannabis Taxes Of the 11 states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, Illinois’ taxes are second only to Washington state – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-lori-lightfoot-says-she-may-be-open-to-lowering-recreational-cannabis-taxes/2199489/

HERALD & REVIEW
— How will Decatur-area employers handle workers who smoke marijuana? A look at the legal issues surrounding cannabis. – Analisa Trofimuk (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise pot smokers.)
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/how-will-decatur-area-employers-handle-workers-who-smoke-marijuana/article_eaf7d210-d937-5f26-bb1e-2a2fe4400639.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Illinois taxing itself into irrelevancy – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/illinois-taxing-itself-into-irrelevancy/article_0328b94e-33b2-11ea-b8b5-5ba49a8a96eb.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City’s Reparations Subcommittee Members Give Preliminary Views on Form of Reparations – Larry Gavin (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-s-Reparations-Subcommittee-Members-Give-Preliminary-Views-on-Form-of-Reparations/15/26/17406

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All Candidates Will Participate in MCC Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/11/il-14-all-candidates-will-participate-in-mcc-debate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former press secretaries of both parties urge White House to resume briefings – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/white-house-urged-by-former-spokesmen-to-resume-re/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Insanity Of Transgenderism – Rod Dreher
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-insanity-of-transgenderism/

TOWNHALL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Law Automatically Registers Illegal Aliens to Vote – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/10/ny-law-will-automatically-register-illegal-aliens-to-vote-n2559325

CBN NEWS
— Surge in ER Visits After New Marijuana Laws Take Effect – Lorie Johnson
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2020/january/surge-in-er-visits-after-new-marijuana-laws-take-effect

CNN
— Many millennials are worse off than their parents — a first in American history – Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/11/politics/millennials-income-stalled-upward-mobility-us/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says: ‘A national disgrace’: As impeachment hung over a president’s head, he went on a wild rally tour.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/01/11/national-disgrace-impeachment-hung-over-presidents-head-he-went-wild-rally-tour/

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates Nearly 70% Higher Than National Average – Douglas A. McIntyre 
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2020/01/11/black-unemployment-rates-nearly-70-higher-than-national-average/