January 22 Morning Edition

WTTW
— ‘Just Move On’: Republicans Grapple with Post-Trump Future – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Adam Kinzinger, Pat Brady, and Joe Walsh to drive those who voted for Trump out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and to destroy the IRP. Who are the candidates for IRP Chairman? What is their position on this? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/21/republicans-grapple-post-trump-future
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pat Brady, former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party; Kent Gray, director of President Trump’s 2016 campaign in Illinois; and Joe Walsh, a former Tea Party-Republican congressman, presidential candidate and fierce critic of President Trump; discuss the Republican Party’s future.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Madigan no longer ‘Mr. Speaker,’ but he’s still ‘Public Official A’ – JASON MEISNER and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-speaker-corruption-probe-20210122-wnbvkhrvbnd35krh2ue2vgl4h4-story.html
— Zion approves child care center, then backtracks because it’s too close to proposed marijuana cultivation center – SARAH FREISHTAT
(DIERSEN: What percent of pot is purchased to be resold to children?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-zion-preschool-medponics-site-st-20210121-cniokg4twrbhvdeuzggumu63ey-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-grants-awarded-20210122-am2meyrwlbdkhc62on3f5dnfjq-story.html
— Biden’s climate platform faces challenges from Illinois coal-fired plant, Downstate congressmen | Cupich balks at Catholic Bishops president criticizing Biden | CTU vs. Lightfoot as strike threat looms – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cupich-biden-climate-coal-fired-plant-keystone-bost-davis-spin-20210121-2744hns6rjgplgok5txbrxulua-story.html
— Struggling kids, fed-up parents: Chicago families who want CPS schools open say they’re being drowned out by ongoing teachers union pushback. – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-covid-19-chicago-parents-collective-cps-reopening-20210122-xvy4eormubge7hwhno7qn2xzzy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Democracy ‘prevailed’? Survived is more like it.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-op-inaugural-address-democracy-survived-20210122-wda2bbxaunf55ivbike2ku3pae-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Plywood comes off, National Guard leaves Capitol as protests fizzle — but Springfield still wary as coronavirus lingers. State senators canceled next week’s session at the Capitol over coronavirus concerns. But while fears over the public health crisis remained, the threat of violent protests eased significantly and some sense of normalcy returned to the historic Capitol Complex. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/21/22243480/illinois-state-capitol-plywood-national-guard-protests-trump-biden-senate-coronavirus-covid-19
— Surviving COVID-19 has done nothing to ease my anxiety in this new year. Watching people flaunt their vacations and gatherings on social media, despite the pandemic, bothers me more than it probably should. – Natalie Y. Moore
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump and blame Trump’s supporters for COVID-19.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/21/22242697/covid-19-new-year-2021-white-supremacy-natalie-moore
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Even post-Trump, Republicans must confess complicity in the Big Lie. Until we hear confessions and corrections from right-wing leaders and conservative media, we will continue to inhabit a dark cave as a country.” Where you live, who will take the lead in getting rid of a) those who do not hate Trump and b) those who do not hate Trump-supporters?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/19/22238772/republican-lies-rigged-election-stop-steal-mona-charen-conservative-right-wing-media

DAILY HERALD
— How DuPage County will launch next wave of vaccinations – Katlyn Smith
(DIERSEN: One could argue that members of protected groups should be at the front of the line. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210122/how-dupage-county-will-launch-next-wave-of-vaccinations

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/chicago-pot-company-raises-100-million

WGN TV
— Alleged white supremacist arrested after ankle monitor puts him at Capitol Riot
https://wgntv.com/news/alleged-white-supremacist-arrested-after-ankle-monitor-puts-him-at-capitol-riot/

WBEZ
— Chicago State Prof Slams 1776 Report For Ignoring The Full Story Of Slavery In America – Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
(DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-state-prof-slams-1776-report-for-ignoring-the-full-story-of-slavery-in-america/d24f3f53-5519-45aa-ac2b-1f782e640efe

SUBURBAN LIFE
— West Suburban region positivity decreases to 7.9%, moves closer to Tier 1 mitigations – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/22/west-suburban-region-positivity-decreases-to-79-moves-closer-to-tier-1-mitigations/

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Kendall County GOP leader James Marter: Illinois’ problems don’t ‘just go away’ by replacing Madigan – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/572704661-kendall-county-gop-leader-illinois-problems-don-t-just-go-away-by-replacing-madigan

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’ – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/biden-revokes-trump-report-promoting-patriotic-education/
— Social media bans spark censorship debate – Annie Kate
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to censure me. I would focus on a) present and past leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter; b) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers; and c) those who I have sued.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/social-media-bans-spark-censorship-debate/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters crow about their success in getting religious people to hate Republicans. I should write a book about the tremendous progress that they have had in Wheaton since 1978.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/some-predominantly-white-faith-communities-are-fighting-systemic-racism/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Portland Police Charge 8 After Demonstrators Vandalize Democratic Party Offices – JACLYN DIAZ
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters want Democrats to do even more to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/portland-police-charge-8-after-demonstrators-vandalize-democratic-party-offices#stream/0
— Revamped White House Website Aims For Inclusivity And Accessibility – RACHEL TREISMAN
(DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/revamped-white-house-website-aims-inclusivity-and-accessibility#stream/0
— Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops ‘Remain In Mexico’ Policy – JACLYN DIAZ
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally do everything that they illegally can to illegally get citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-suspends-deportations-stops-remain-mexico-policy#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Says U.S. Has 3 Viruses: COVID-19, White Supremacy And Misinformation.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ken-burns-says-us-has-3-viruses-covid-19-white-supremacy-and-misinformation#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Here’s How America’s Crisis Feels Too Familiar To This Immigrant Who Has Covered War.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/heres-how-americas-crisis-feels-too-familiar-immigrant-who-has-covered-war#stream/0

WSIL TV
— Williamson County Circuit Clerk arrested for DUI
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/22/williamson-county-circuit-clerk-arrested-for-dui/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County to Return to ‘Near Normal’ in The Summer
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-to-return-to-near-normal-in-the-summer/

ACROSS AMERICA PATCH
— Security Cameras, Why Get Them For Your Home? Home is the place where you should feel safest, so to help protect your property, it’s important to be aware of what’s happening around it. – Ring
https://patch.com/us/across-america/security-cameras-why-get-them-your-home

ILLINOIS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country. Disgusting tragic Democrats want Blacks to be pot pushers.
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/cannabis-conundrums/Content?oid=13093977

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Resolution to make Chicago 51st state to be filed – Greg Bishop
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat elected officials in Chicago do everything that they can to drive individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. From what I see, 4 out of 5 times that a homes are sold in the suburbs, they are bought by Democrats.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/resolution-to-make-chicago-51st-state-to-be-filed-even-as-some-hope-to-address/article_238497a4-5c14-11eb-a958-735be7c50b01.html
— Illinois’ congressional delegation split on ‘Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act’- Greg Bishop
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs frame Republicans as being domestic terrorists. They especially frame Republicans who are law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. That is why ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-congressional-delegation-split-on-domestic-terrorism-prevention-act/article_48d7b918-5c29-11eb-a747-abc50a8f4591.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, said in a statement after filing the bill the riots in the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6 were from “domestic terror groups and extremists,” and fighting “white supremacy” isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue. His bill would give federal law enforcement like the FBI more power “to monitor, investigate, and prosecute cases of domestic terrorism.”)
— Boarded up windows at Illinois capitol coming down; cost taxpayers $30,000 – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/boarded-up-windows-at-illinois-capitol-coming-down-cost-taxpayers-30-000/article_8d9cccd2-5c1a-11eb-b1f8-8bf33e7a1573.html

DEPAULIA
— Elected officials who support Trump asked to resign by news organizations across the country – Corey Schmidt
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of Republican organizations ask members who support Trump to resign?)
https://depauliaonline.com/51996/nation/republicans-asked-to-resign-by-news-organizations-across-the-country/

CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AGENCY FOR PLANNING
— Illinois sees second-largest population loss of U.S. states
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000177-26d3-d167-a57f-27f3b3fc0000&nname=illinois-playbook&nid=00000150-1596-d4ac-a1d4-179e288b0000&nrid=00000150-705d-d7de-afdb-7d7f3ea90001&nlid=639163
(FROM POLITICO: DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will counties are among only nine counties in Illinois that saw population growth since 2010. That means the vast majority of Illinois’ population losses have occurred outside of Cook County, the collar counties and Kendall County (which make up the CMAP region). Top destinations for residents leaving Illinois include neighboring states (Indiana and Wisconsin) and high-population states (California, Florida and Texas). The Chicago region’s growth rate is slower than other major metro areas. Compared to the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., the Chicago region ranked 46th in growth rate since 2010.)

WIREPOINTS
— Legislators ignore COVID, economy in favor of spending even more
https://wirepoints.org/legislators-ignore-covid-economy-in-favor-of-spending-even-more-wirepoints-on-wjols-slocum-in-the-morning/

CAPITOL FAX
— FROM THE ARTICLE: TELL THEM TO GET BETTER GOOGLE NEWS ALERTS
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts are to non-credible articles on non-credible websites written by non-credible authors a) that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms and/or b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn the Republican Party platform. Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts are repetitive and are not “as it happens,” but instead, are to articles that are many hours if not days, if not weeks, if not months old.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/crucial-decoupling-bill-falls-way-short-in-house/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden accused of ‘erasing women,’ threatening girls’ sports with gender-identity order – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/joe-biden-gender-identity-order-accused-erasing-wo/

FOX NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Biden executive order says schools should include transgender athletes in girls’ sports. The order was released on the first day of his presidency. – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-executive-order-schools-transgender-athletes-girls-sports
— Americans ‘aren’t even an afterthought’ to Biden administration
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs frame Republicans as being domestic terrorists. They especially frame Republicans who are law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. That is why ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/ryun-americans-arent-even-an-afterthought-to-biden-administration
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Member of Congress by the name of Brad Schneider lashed out at us and accused us of supporting death and killing for raising those questions. We asked him to come on the show tonight, of course he didn’t because he’s afraid. But we thought deeply about what he said we’ll respond to it after the break. . .We told you about this last night and we mentioned specifically a Member of Congress from Illinois, a character called Brad Schneider. Schneider says he’d like to pass something called the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act. Apparently, Brad Schneider was watching last night. As you hear his reply, ask yourself: is this the guy you want in charge of preventing domestic terrorism? Here’s how he responded, quote: “Do I want to see increased monitoring of the types of violent extremist domestic terrorists that attacked the Capitol leaving five people dead, including a police officer? Absolutely. The real question is why Tucker Carlson is okay with their deaths?” Right. So if you have questions about handing Brad Schneider, whoever that guy is, the keys to your country, voiding the Bill of Rights because Brad Schneider demands that you do after the insurrection on January 6th, then you’re killing police officers. You want people to die and maybe you need your civil liberties taken away. We’ll see. Now if this all sounds familiar, it is because every time something horrible happens, creepy little demagogues like Brad Schneider rush to the microphone and tell you, I’m sorry, you can’t be free anymore. It happened after 9/11. 9/11? What does it have to do with January 6th? It seems like kind of an odd comparison. In fact, so disproportionate it’s laughable and offensive to the 3,000 people who died on 9/11. But Members of Congress are invoking anyway, by the way, from both parties. In the same briefing where Brad Schneider gave his stupid and scary opinions, another Member of Congress, a former F.B.I. agent called Brian Fitzpatrick said we must adopt the same attitude toward domestic terrorism that we had toward al Qaeda after 9/11.)

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media prepares to go soft on Biden for the next four years – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-soft-biden/

GOPUSA
— National Guard Kicked Out Of Senate Office Building, Relegated To Parking Garage
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105564
— Fauci Says He Feels ‘Liberated’ As He Brings His Ego To Center Stage
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105559

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Biden’s Disbanding of 1776 Commission Shows Left’s War on US History – Mike Gonzalez
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/20/bidens-disbanding-of-1776-commission-shows-lefts-war-on-us-history/

FEDERALIST
— Mitch McConnell Needs To Go
The Senate Minority Leader no longer represents conservative voters. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/mitch-mcconnell-needs-to-go/
— Washington Post Article: Black And Brown People Who Vote For Trump Are ‘White Supremacists,’ Too. The old Democrat Party pushed their leftist policies via class resentment. Today, because of their reliance on big tech and corporate donations, they push corporate socialism via race resentment. – Rachel Campos-Duffy and Evita Duffy
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/wapo-article-black-and-brown-people-who-vote-for-trump-are-white-supremacists-too/
— Democrats Are Framing Americans As Domestic Terrorists – Joy Pullmann
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs frame Republicans as being domestic terrorists. They especially frame Republicans who are law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. That is why ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/20/democrats-are-framing-americans-as-domestic-terrorists-so-they-can-do-to-us-what-they-did-to-trump-in-spygate/
— Breaking Norms And Precedent, Biden Attempts To Purge Career Intelligence Official. Pelosi, Schiff, and Biden have politicized a career intelligence community position by demanding the removal of a national security professional. – Mollie Hemingway
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government did not break any norms or precedents when they took adverse actions against Republicans like me. I should write a book about other Republicans who my Democrat superiors took adverse actions against.)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/breaking-norms-and-precedent-biden-attempts-to-purge-career-intelligence-official/
— Read The 1776 Report On America Joe Biden Deleted The Instant He Became President – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/20/read-the-1776-report-on-america-joe-biden-deleted-the-instant-he-became-president/
— In College, Biden’s Pick For Top Civil Rights Lawyer Argued Blacks Are The Superior Race. If Kristen Clarke is confirmed, it will mean Biden’s pledges to fight hate and antisemitism will be abandoned even before he begins to govern.- Jonathan S. Tobin
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/in-college-bidens-pick-for-top-civil-rights-lawyer-argued-blacks-are-the-superior-race/
— After Snubbing Trump And Americans, Amazon Offers Vaccine Help The Moment Biden Takes Office – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/after-snubbing-trump-and-americans-amazon-offers-vaccine-help-the-moment-biden-takes-office/
— Why Americans Take All Riots In The U.S. Capitol City As A Desecration. The relics of our Founding unite us because they represent a nation we know to be good. Those who desecrate them harm the nation to its core. – Kyle Sammin
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/why-americans-take-all-riots-in-the-u-s-capitol-city-as-a-desecration/
— Survey Finds Lockdowns Are Only Making The Ruling Class Richer While Brutalizing The Poor And Middle Class – Jordan Schachtel
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/survey-finds-lockdowns-are-only-making-the-ruling-class-richer-while-brutalizing-the-poor-and-middle-class/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The Conservative Path Forward in the Biden-Harris Era – Josh Hammer
(DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality? How often do they write articles or draw your attention to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform? How often do they write articles or draw your attention to articles that oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://www.creators.com/read/josh-hammer/01/21/the-conservative-path-forward-in-the-biden-harris-era
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is thus incumbent upon well-positioned bastions of conservative legal clout, centered around Texas’s Office of the Solicitor General, to aggressively litigate and seek recourse in the courts. . .Next, conservatives must do the hard work of actually building up the digital and corporate infrastructure to push back in earnest against Big Tech, “woke” capital and the broader “cancel culture” threat to the American way of life. . .Finally, exiled conservatives must continue to build a constructive, substantive conservative agenda that is politically appealing and can actually win at the ballot box. We know the path forward: an unassertive defense of traditional American bourgeois values; opposition to the excesses of neo-Marxist “woke”-ism; a political economics that is unafraid to use government to channel productive market activity and support those in true need; unapologetic moral prioritization of the rule of law; temperance in foreign policy; and sobriety about the limits of immigration assimilation. That is a winning political platform.)

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Mexican President Says Trump Helped Mexico: ‘We had a Good Relationship’ – Vijeta Uniyal
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/mexican-president-says-trump-helped-mexico-we-had-a-good-relationship/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Fauci assures World Health Org. Biden regime is committed to funding abortions – Michael Haynes
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/fauci-assures-world-health-org-biden-regime-is-committed-to-funding-abortions

THE HILL
— Trump impeachment article being sent to Senate Monday – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535380-trump-impeachment-article-being-sent-to-senate-monday
— What the 2020 census will reveal about America’s future – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/535276-what-the-2020-census-will-reveal-about-americas-future

POLITICO
— NRSC head Scott to back GOP incumbents over Trump challengers. “I’m supporting the incumbents,” Sen. Rick Scott said. – BURGESS EVERETT
(DIERSEN: To what extent are following anti-Trump if not Trump-haters: a) Republican elected officials who represent you in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, b) Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 ballots for your precinct, c) leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, d) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, e) leaders of the IRP, and f) candidates for the IRP chairmanship?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/21/nrsc-rick-scott-backs-gop-incumbents-461127
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Fauci blames Trump for COVID-19.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/21/anthony-fauci-biden-presidency-461174

NBC NEWS
— Senate to receive Trump impeachment article Monday, Senate trial could begin next week. The Senate could delay the start of the trial to allow Trump to organize his defense. – Sahil Kapur and Frank Thorp V
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-receive-trump-impeachment-article-monday-senate-trial-could-begin-n1255310

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why Joe Biden Must Not Shy Away From the Full Power of the Presidency. Democrats often benefit from unilateral authority more than Republicans do.” Everyone should expect that sooner or later, Biden will use the federal government to do everything that he can to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/opinion/joe-biden-executive-power.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Three Types of Republicans Donald Trump Created. Never Trumpers, the unlikeliest group of “RINOs” and Trump loyalists are fighting for the future of the party.” Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Adam Kinzinger, Pat Brady, and Joe Walsh to drive those who voted for Trump out of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and to destroy the IRP. Who are the candidates for IRP Chairman? What is their position on this? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/21/us/politics/trump-republican-party.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats move fast to give illegals voting rights. Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/20/democrats-are-planning-quick-move-dreamers-heres-why/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Liz Cheney Challenged Over Impeachment Stance. Wyoming Republican draws primary opponent, faces calls for removal from GOP party post. — Kristina Peterson
(DIERSEN: What do the candidates for Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party have to say about this? Who are those candidates? If I was still the Chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting a candidate forum.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/liz-cheney-challenged-over-impeachment-stance-11611234546
— Look Who’s Still Rioting Trump is gone, but in Seattle and Portland the violence continues. – EDITORIAL
https://www.wsj.com/articles/look-whos-still-rioting-11611272972
— Joe Biden’s Inaugural Purge The firing of Peter Robb belies all the happy talk about unifying the country. – Kimberley A. Strassel
(DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. I worked for GAO in its Chicago office for almost 18 years. Democrats run GAO. They gave every manager that they sent to run GAO’s Chicago office a hit list, that is, a list of GAO Chicago office employees who were to be purged. Of course, I was always on those lists along with those like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Many on the lists were Protestant, German American, non-poor, and/or their ancestors had been in America for a long time. I should write a book about what those GAO Chicago office managers did to purge the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-inaugural-purge-11611270791

BLOOMBERG
— Fauci Says He Feels Liberated With Biden After Trump Tried to Sideline Him
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-21/fauci-says-he-feels-liberated-with-biden-after-trump-sidelining

DAILY BEAST
— The First Step to Unity Is Holding the MAGA Mob to Account But the Democrats can’t stop there. Real reforms then have to follow. – David Rothkopf and Bernard Schwartz
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats and RINOs who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America officially take adverse actions against Trump-supporters, for example, banning Trump-supporters from a) seeking or holding government or political offices, b) getting an education, c) seeking or holding jobs, d) owning property, e) etc.?)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/bidens-goal-of-unity-requires-a-defense-of-democracy-first

January 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Joe Biden halts border wall building after Donald Trump’s final surge – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-halts-border-wall-building-after-trumps-final-surge/9882444/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 4,979 New Coronavirus Cases, 123 Additional Deaths Thursday. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Thursday’s new cases brought the statewide total number of confirmed cases to 1,086,333 since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-4979-new-coronavirus-cases-123-additional-deaths-thursday/2420106/
— In an Increasingly Suburbanized America, Do Republicans Still Have a Path to the Presidency?
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-hating hypocritical Republican-haters hypocritically move in to DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/in-an-increasingly-suburbanized-america-do-republicans-still-have-a-path-to-the-presidency/2420058/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Just Move On: Republicans Grapple With Post-Trump Future. The transfer of power is especially intense this year as Republicans confront profound questions about what the party stands for without Donald Trump in charge.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/just-move-on-republicans-grapple-with-post-trump-future/2419859/

WTTW
— McConnell Seeks to Push Impeachment Trial to February – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/21/mcconnell-seeks-push-impeachment-trial-february

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/21/22242888/marijuana-pot-cannabis-illinois-grants-equity-restore-reinvest-renew-juliana-stratton
— Star-spangled banner still waves over us – Neil Steinberg
(DIERSEN: An 18-foot wide 12-foot high horizontal auditorium/gymnasium American Flag will hang 20-foot high on the back wall of my 20-foot wide by 40-foot deep Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/21/22242564/biden-inauguration-speech-amanda-gorman-lady-gaga-presidential-election-capitol-riot-steinberg

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Panhandling complaints are up in Oak Brook, but police say federal court ruling prohibits enforcement – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-panhandling-enforcement-tl-0128-20210121-4fjbvhoz7negpbbhmfpgtwgxjm-story.html
— ‘A total failure’: The Proud Boys now mock Trump – SHEERA FRENKEL AND ALAN FEUER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/sns-nyt-proud-boys-mock-trump-20210121-cseirjsfxvetth3eibyw3ofm7u-story.html
— Thousands weigh in on proposal for new mosque in Naperville – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-islamic-center-plans-st-0122-20210121-pt7nqpfb3zcnxovrwhlh4lq2ge-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The ideas promoted in Trump’s flawed 1776 Report must be denounced.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-1776-report-commission-history-20210121-unksd7yzg5ajpphvcbf652jwmm-story.html
— Biden revokes Trump ban on some diversity training addressing white privilege, systemic racism – AP
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to not hire Republicans, b) to not retain Republicans, c) to not promote Republicans, and d) to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-biden-systemic-racism-diversity-inclusion-20210121-vvmorswr6bayznfdvhbscmbrs4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pelosi vows action on impeachment trial: ‘We must do it’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210121/news/301219901/
— DuPage will have 2 new traffic courts when in-person business reopens Feb. 1 – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210121/dupage-will-have-2-new-traffic-courts-when-in-person-business-reopens-feb-1
— Local entrepreneur, former professional driver sworn in as newest McHenry County Board member – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210121/local-entrepreneur-former-professional-driver-sworn-in-as-newest-mchenry-county-board-member

FOX ILLINOIS
— ‘Just move on’: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/just-move-on-republicans-grapple-with-post-trump-future-01-21-2021

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “It’s Not the End of the Party,” Says Pat Brady, the Man Who Did His Best to Elect Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/its-not-the-end-of-the-party-says-the-man-who-did-his-best-to-elect-sean-casten/
— Trump Pardons Former GOP Aspirant for State Senate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/trump-pardons-former-gop-aspirant-for-state-senate/
— Dan McConchie Critical of Trump Pardon for Former GOP Primary Opponent Casey Urlacher
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/dan-mcconchie-critical-of-trump-pardon-for-former-gop-primary-opponent-casey-urlacher/
— Buehler Seeks Applicants to Replace State Rep. Suzanne Ness on the County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/buehler-seeks-applicants-to-replace-state-rep-suzanne-ness-on-the-county-board/
— Reick Bill Would Move Woodstock Circle Ahead
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/reick-bill-would-move-woodstock-circle-ahead/
— A Comic Panel Which May Be a Commentary on Biden’s Inauguration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/message-of-the-day-a-comic-panel/
— Gas Container Manufacturer Fined for Lack of Tightness of Fuel Containers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/gas-container-manufacturer-fined-for-lack-of-tightness-of-fuel-containers/
— UPDATED IL-14: Lauren Underwood No Longer Serving on Homeland Security, Education and Labor Committees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/underwood011721/
— House Republicans Feature Marty McLaughlan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/house-republicans-feature-marty-mclaughlan/
— Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act Reintroduced by Illinois Tag Team
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/dtpa012021/
— UPDATE with CANDIDATE CONTESTS – GOP Township February Primary Voting Open for Feb. 23rd Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/gop-township-fevruary-primary-voting-open-for-feb-23rd-election/
— FBI Billboards, Now in Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/fbi-billboards/

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate cancels next week’s scheduled session
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/21/senate-cancels-next-weeks-scheduled-session/
— 4,979 new confirmed and probable cases; 123 additional deaths; 3,281 hospitalized; 662 in ICU; 5.4 percent average case positivity rate; 6.5 percent average test positivity rate; 22,585 average daily doses; Regions 6 and 7 advance
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/21/4979-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-123-additional-deaths-3281-hospitalized-662-in-icu-54-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-65-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-22585-average-daily-doses-regio/
— FROM THE ARTICLE: From Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)…Adam is a friend of mine but in this case he made a mistake. People are very angry with him. They believe he overreacted before doing his homework. Instead of calling out those who broke the law, some who have now been proven not to be Trump supporters he joined Pelosi in a political impeachment not a legal one. Politically it becomes a problem. Locally Democrats are saying he supported Trump’s initiatives all these years and he did this just to try to get cover going into remapping. And Republicans also think the motive was political. He has a difficult road ahead.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/21/circular-firing-squad-intensifies/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rush Limbaugh denies legitimacy of presidential election as Biden administration begins – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/rush-limbaugh-denies-legitimacy-presidential-elect/
— Leftists in Portland protest Biden inauguration; vandalize Oregon Dem headquarters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/leftists-portland-protest-biden-inauguration-vanda/
— Rep. Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/marjorie-taylor-greene-files-articles-impeachment-/
— Biden’s Oval Office features busts of Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/bidens-oval-office-features-busts-cesar-chavez-ros/

GOPUSA
— George Bush Called Clyburn A ‘Savior’ For Helping Biden To Get Elected
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105480
— Antifa Smashes Democrat Party HQ In Portland, Burns Old Glory In Seattle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105490

BREITBART
— U.S. Chamber to Joe Biden: You Can Help Americans by Importing Foreign Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/21/us-chamber-biden-help-americans-importing-foreign-workers/
— Millions Migrate to Google/Facebook/Twitter Alternatives – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/21/nolte-millions-migrate-to-google-facebook-twitter-alternatives/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Biden’s Hectoring Inaugural Address Bodes Ill For The Future – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/biden-s-hectoring-inaugural-address-bodes-ill-for-the-future

DAILY CALLER
— McConnell Proposes Delaying Impeachment Trial Until February To Give Trump Team Time
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/21/mcconnell-delaying-impeachment-trial-february-trump-legal-team-time-prepare/

FEDERALIST
— Google-Funded ‘Conservative’ Groups Tell Congress To Leave Google And Big Tech Alone – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/21/google-funded-conservative-groups-tell-congress-to-leave-google-and-big-tech-alone/

EPOCH TIMES
— Antifa in Seattle and Portland Smash Property, Oppose Biden, Police: ‘We Are Ungovernable’ – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/antifa-in-seattle-and-portland-smash-property-oppose-biden-police-we-are-ungovernable_3665544.html
— Florida Rep. Proposes Renaming Major Florida Highway ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway’ – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/florida-rep-proposes-renaming-major-florida-highway-president-donald-j-trump-highway_3665790.html

THE HILL
— Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535307-senate-democrats-file-ethics-complaint-against-hawley-cruz-over-capitol?rnd=1611264267
— Trump’s greatest legacy: The GOP now represents America’s workers – LIZ PEEK
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/535144-trumps-greatest-legacy-the-gop-now-represents-americas-workers

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump leaves behind diminished GOP. Three of the big power centers that drove the GOP’s last successful midterm campaign are no longer the same forces in party politics now.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/21/republican-party-future-460966

ROLL CALL
— Does the GOP have an opening with Black voters? – Stuart Rothenberg
(DIERSEN: According to Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO political consultants, a) for every White that you drive out of the Republican Party, two minorities will join, b) for every male that you drive out, two females will join, c) for every older person that you drive out, two younger people will join, d) for every Trump supporter that you drive out, two Trump-haters will join, e) for every conservative that you drive out, two moderates/liberals will join, f) for every heterosexual that you drive out, two LGBTQers will join, g) for every married person that you drive out, two non-married people will join, h) for every non-poor person that you drive out, two poor people will join, i) for every gun owner that you drive out, two non-gun owners will join, j) for every Christian that you drive out, two non-Christians will join, k) for every Protestant that you drive out, two non-Protestants will join, l) for every Italian American that you drive out, two non-Italian Americans will join, m) for every German American that you drive out, two non-German Americans will join, and n) for everyone whose ancestors have been in America for a long time that you drive out, two whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time will join.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/01/21/does-the-gop-have-an-opening-with-black-voters/

ABC NEWS
— Biden revokes Trump order banning some diversity training – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to not hire Republicans, b) to not retain Republicans, c) to not promote Republicans, and d) to get rid of Republicans.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/biden-revokes-trump-order-banning-diversity-training-75409741

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why the right’s machine of opposition is in for some tough times.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/21/why-rights-machine-opposition-is-some-tough-times/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden calls for LGBTQ protections in day-one executive order, angering conservatives.” How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially banish all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ? I should write a book about what Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, America, and the world have done already to banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about what the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party have done to banish those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/21/biden-executive-order-transgender-lgbtq/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The GOP Hit Rock Bottom. Can Conservatives Recover? If reasonable Republicans want to hold off the far left, they will have to stop the rise of the far right. – Garry Kasparov (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs want to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to drive the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gop-hit-rock-bottom-can-conservatives-recover-11611270946
— Facebook Refers Trump Account Suspension to Oversight Board. Social-media giant says decision from independent panel would be binding, can’t be overruled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg – Sarah E. Needleman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-refers-trump-account-suspension-to-oversight-board-11611251506

BLOOMBERG
— Biden Spokeswoman Says Stimulus ‘Designed’ to Draw GOP support.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-21/biden-spokeswoman-says-stimulus-designed-to-draw-gop-support

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “‘It’s Got A Great Ring To It’: Conservative Personalities Warm To Trump ‘Patriot Party’ With QAnon Roots.” Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs want to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to drive the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/21/its-got-a-great-ring-to-it-conservative-personalities-warm-to-trump-patriot-party-with-qanon-roots/

NEWSWEEK
— Dear Conservatives: Big Corporations are Not Your Friends – JUSTIN HASKINS, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, THE HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
https://www.newsweek.com/dear-conservatives-big-corporations-are-not-your-friends-opinion-1563038

NEWS TRIBUNE
— Trump: Before long, we’ll be missing him – M.L. JOHNSON
https://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article248664025.html

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Media Trust Hits New Low – Felix Salmon
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/media-trust-hits-new-low,184719

LSX MAGAZINE
— 90-Year-Old Veteran Buys 2021 Corvette For His Birthday – ANDY BOLIG
(DIERSEN: I am only 72 years old. I recently bought an Iron Gate Motor Condo. I bought a 2016 Ford Mustang when I was 67 and a 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max when I was 64.)
https://www.lsxmag.com/news/90-year-old-veteran-buys-2021-corvette-for-his-birthday/

January 19 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “‘What the hell is happening in Chicago’: Trump’s love/hate relationship with our city.”
https://wgntv.com/news/wgn-investigates/what-the-hell-is-happening-in-chicago-trumps-love-hate-relationship-with-our-city/

WGN RADIO
— Group looking to separate from Cook County, form New Illinois – Shaunta Garth
https://wgnradio.com/wgn-plus/mason-vera-paine/illinois-counties-are-fed-up-they-wish-to-form-a-new-illinois/
— Senator Josh Hawley has new publisher for ‘Big Tech’ book – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/sen-josh-hawley-has-new-publisher-for-big-tech-book/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Back to normal with Biden: Unlike Trump, a president who is not crazy, erratic, self-serving and intellectually dishonest.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/18/22237719/normal-joe-biden-president-not-crazy-erratic-self-serving-and-intellectually-dishonest-trump
— Madigan vacates Springfield apartment, fueling speculation about resigning from Illinois House – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/18/22237043/madigan-moves-out-springfield-apartment-illinois-house-speaker

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— From ‘Baked Alaska’ to a guy with horns and fur, here’s a wrap-up of notable Capitol riot arrests – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-riot-arrests-list-20210119-fmdj2ljmwvdd5aeuipzqfyfzo4-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Woman shot in Aurora in one of several suburban carjackings over the weekend – KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-cases-in-suburbs-20210118-x3gthgyhkbbgjcp6xxpfygvsky-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump loyalists, including Giuliani, are spreading misinformation about Capitol riot: Antifa and liberal progressives as well as Black Lives Matter”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-captiol-attack-republican-misinformation-20210117-jxjursmtnrfvlgx466v77vcnyu-story.html
— On first day in office, Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants – AP
(DIERSEN: Democrats illegally do everything that they illegally can to illegally get citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-biden-immigrants-citizenship-20210119-mjzp3g3cmraxxip2x3k7usx32e-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: How to avoid becoming a victim of a carjacking – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210118/how-to-avoid-becoming-a-victim-of-a-carjacking-first-put-away-the-phone
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How are vaccine providers ensuring the right people get shots? – Jake Griffin
(DIERSEN: One could argue that members of protected groups should be at the front of the line. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210118/how-are-vaccine-providers-ensuring-the-right-people-get-shots

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Attack on Miller another smear – KATHY VALENTE, Tinley Park
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/letters-editor/letter-to-the-editor-attack-on-miller-another-smear/article_95f07182-02dd-54d7-93c1-64473ce7b2aa.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-better-times-ahead-for-illinois-republicans/article_1cc062df-4b15-5efe-a5da-f063caf51b70.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s moderate Republicans like Kinzinger, willing to make a quick and clean break with Trump, who are the future of the state Republican Party. Trump’s loss — finally — is good news for the Illinois GOP. Although he won six of the state’s 18 congressional districts (by between 1.7 and 45.7 percentage points), he lost the other 12 by anywhere from 2.5 to 74 percentage points. Overall, he lost the state by a stunning 17 percentage points, twice. Trump will no longer be a handicap to Republicans in the Chicago suburbs and in places like Champaign County, where he could manage no more than 37 percent of the vote and where the once-dominant GOP lost six countywide offices since Trump became president. Democrats also have gained a pair of seats in both the Illinois House and Senate since 2016. Trump’s loss, combined with the demise of Michael J. Madigan, the longtime Speaker of the House who has bedeviled Republicans in the Legislature for 50 years, makes January 2021 one of the best months for the Illinois GOP in years. The political pendulum may finally be moving in favor of Republicans in the Land of Lincoln.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 239 COVID-19 cases Monday, 2 deaths, region’s positivity rate drops to 8.7% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/18/dupage-county-reports-239-covid-19-cases-monday-2-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-drops-to-87/

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Madigan could still wield power behind the scenes while no longer Illinois speaker – Jim Niedelman
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who wield power behind the scenes in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those power wielders who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those power wielders who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/madigan-could-still-wield-power-behind-the-scenes-while-no-longer-illinois-speaker/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Macho Politics Defined Trump’s Presidency, Culminating With Capitol Riot.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/macho-politics-defined-trumps-presidency-culminating-capitol-riot#stream/0
— After Capitol Riot Backlash, Sen. Josh Hawley’s Book Will Hit Shelves In May – VANESSA ROMO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-capitol-riot-backlash-sen-josh-hawleys-book-will-hit-shelves-may#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri has a new reason to raise a clenched fist in the air: After much controversy, his book The Tyranny of Big Tech will be published. Washington-based Regnery Publishing, which aims to spread the message of “prominent and lasting voices in American conservatism,” announced on Monday it will publish the title in May. “We’re proud to publish Mr. Hawley’s book, which his original publisher has made more important than ever,” Regnery President Thomas Spence, said in a column published in The Wall St. Journal. Spence said he expects the book “will get additional attention,” and added, “We have a long tradition of publishing authors some of the mainstream publishers prefer to ignore.” “We don’t have to agree with everything—or anything—Mr. Hawley does. We ask only if his book is well-crafted and has something true and worthwhile to say. The answer is yes.” The book itself, The Tyranny of Big Tech, makes the argument that mega-tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple, wield too much market power and political influence. As a result, he says, these companies are threatening America’s republican form of government by quashing competition while raking in massive profits.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns “Militant Christian Nationalists.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/militant-christian-nationalists-remain-potent-force#stream/0

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/18/illinois-collects-62m-in-cannabis-revenue-for-neighborhoods-2/

DEPAULIA
— Emmanuel ‘Chris’ Welch tasked with bringing Illinois into a new era as Speaker of the House – Nika Schoonover
https://depauliaonline.com/52058/politics/emmanuel-chris-welch-tasked-with-bringing-illinois-into-a-new-era-as-speaker-of-the-house/

CENTER SQUARE
— Divisions among Democrats could pose problems for Illinois, expert says – Kevin Bessler
(DIERSEN: At least since Big Jim Thompson, the Illinois Republican Party has been dominated by anti-conservatives.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/divisions-among-democrats-could-pose-problems-for-illinois-expert-says/article_4056ec66-59c0-11eb-8419-b7224b3e538f.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As for the Republican party going forward, even after losing the election, Donald Trump’s ability to rally his base remained a valuable asset to the GOP. Pickerill said the party is dealing turmoil between Trump backers and more traditional conservatives. “There are obviously more traditional Republicans who don’t like ‘Trumpism’ who would like to get back to a kind of more traditional conservatism and libertarianism, so I think there is going to be a battle,” Pickerill said.)

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Vote by mail, remote voting, ‘decoupling’ bills fail in lame duck session – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/vote-by-mail-remote-voting-decoupling-bills-fail-in-lame-duck-session

CENTER SQUARE
— Regulating technology could get some attention in Illinois with new Legislature – Greg Bishop
(DIERSEN: Will my critics/opponents get Illinois to pass a law that requires me to get permission from the leaders of all of the following before I can include links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/regulating-technology-could-get-some-attention-in-illinois-with-new-legislature/article_44658bdc-59b6-11eb-9c42-07b62cda7114.html

WIRE POINTS
— Want to save more Illinoisans from COVID? Vaccinate the elderly first. – Ted Dabrowski
(DIERSEN: One could argue that members of protected groups should be at the front of the line. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://wirepoints.org/want-to-save-more-illinoisans-from-covid-vaccinate-the-elderly-first-wirepoints/

WHEATON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
— State of the County Address with Dan Cronin January 20
https://business.wheatonchamber.com/events/details/virtual-state-of-the-county-with-county-chairman-dan-cronin-21879
— State of the City Address with Phil Suess January 21
https://business.wheatonchamber.com/events/details/january-virtual-state-of-the-city-address-21481

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump leaves mark as one of the most consequential one-term presidents – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will demonize, denigrate, and condemn everything that Trump accomplished.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/18/donald-trump-accomplishments-mark-consequential-si/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Leftwing Group Targets Federalist Society Donors After Capitol Riot – Kevin Daley
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) are furious that I do not need donors and b) are furious that I have the motivation, ability, time, and money needed to put together and to send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters each and every morning and each and every evening. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and what they have done since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out the newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading the newsletters.)
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/leftwing-group-targets-federalist-society-donors-after-capitol-riot/

FEDERALIST
— How Joe Biden Will Open The Floodgates To Transgendering Public Schools. Because Democrats don’t hesitate to use power even if they lack legitimacy, they will go farther than Obama did in pushing transgender ideology on American children over the next four years. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/18/how-joe-biden-will-open-the-floodgates-to-transgendering-public-schools/

FOX NEWS
— Big Tech companies are ‘going to collude to crush conservative speech’ Ex-Facebook exec tells CNN that Comcast, AT&T and Verizon should consider censoring conservative outlets – Joshua Q. Nelson
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have taken the lead in crushing conservative speech in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton since 2000.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/domenech-big-tech-collude-crush-conservative-speech
— Liberal media, Big Tech increase calls to ‘deprogram,’ deplatform Trump supporters. Lincoln Project threatens Expedia group: ‘You will feel immense pain if we fight’ – David Rutz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to deplatform me. They succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership 2007, and my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberal-media-members-deprogramming-deplatforming-trump-supporters

FOX BUSINESS
— Conservatives, Trump officials quietly meet in Las Vegas to discuss ‘woke tech’ US Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and conservative legal scholar John Eastman were among the event’s high-profile speakers, according to Protocol. – Lucas Manfredi
(DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton? I should write a book about how they have treated me and treated my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/conservatives-trump-officials-las-vegas-woke-tech

GOPUSA
— Now, The Left Owns It All – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105352

DAILY CALLER
— Giuliani Can’t Represent Trump In Impeachment Trial Because He Is Witness In The Case – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/18/rudy-giuliani-trump-impeachment-trial-witness-senate/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Maher: Let’s Not Confuse 5,000 People With 74 Million; You Can Hate Trump, But Not All His Supporters – Ian Schwartz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have demonstrated the most hatred against Trump and against his supporters.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/01/16/maher_lets_not_confuse_5000_people_with_74_million_you_can_hate_trump_but_not_all_his_supporters.html

AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
— CNN Calls to Eliminate Conservative News
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have always sided with CNN.)
https://aclj.org/free-speech/cnn-calls-to-eliminate-conservative-news-sekulow-recap

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Cancel culture has set its sights on Christians. The cancel culture has reached a new low.
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about churchgoers who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me the most for my not being a member of a church, for my not attending church services, and for my not giving money to a church. I would focus on those churchgoers who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/cancel-culture-has-set-its-sights-on-christians

EPOCH TIMES
— The Monstrous Hybrids That Control Us – Lawrence Solomon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-monstrous-hybrids-that-control-us_3661279.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legacy: How he obliterated norms and chipped away at institutions – until the very end. Trump made the presidency all about him.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-legacy-obliterated-norms-chipped-institutions-end/story?id=75275806

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “On MLK Day, Biden volunteers, Trump issues divisive report on slavery and civil rights. Trump’s 1776 Commission issued a report attacking identity politics that was quickly dismissed by historians.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/mlk-day-biden-volunteers-trump-adds-names-his-garden-american-n1254609

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legacy will take years to purge from the American psyche.” From what I see, the more of the following that you did, the harder that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will work to get rid of you: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary and voted in the November 3, 2020 election, c) displayed a Trump yard sign, d) attended a Trump rally, e) raised money for and/or gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are a law enforcement officer, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/politics/donald-trump-presidency/index.html

MSN
— GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party
(DIERSEN: Who will Kinzinger put in charge of purging the following: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, e) Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who fail/refuse to disavow Trump, f) leaders of Republican township/ward/county party organizations who fail/refuse to disavow Trump, g) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party who fail/refuse to disavow Trump, and h) Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, etc. who fail/refuse to disavow Trump?)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-senators-wrestle-with-purging-trump-from-party/ar-BB1cR1a6?li=BBorjTa

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks. The nation’s military has a history of downplaying white nationalism and right-wing activism, but the siege of the Capitol has created a new urgency for dealing with them.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/us/politics/military-capitol-riot-inauguration.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why Rage Over the 2020 Election Could Last Well Past Trump. A vast majority of Americans do not approve of the riot at the Capitol. But experts warn that the widespread belief there was election fraud, while false, could have dangerous, lasting effects.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/us/supporters-of-donald-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘Law and Order’: One More Deceptive Tactic Is Exposed.”
(DIERSEN: If you disrespect the rule of law, you shout that you are NOT conservative and that you are NOT Republican. Capitol Hill rioters are NOT conservative and NOT Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/politics/trump-law-order.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘No stone unturned’: Pentagon vows to vet National Guard for extremist ties ahead of inauguration – Missy
Ryan (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call you an extremist who should be gotten rid of once and for all: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, soldier, veteran, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/national-guard-inauguration-security-threat-/2021/01/18/ece5dada-59b3-11eb-aaad-93988621dd28_story.html
— Social media liability law is likely to be reviewed under Biden. Section 230 has become a favorite target of President Trump. Democrats have their own gripes about it. – Rachel Lerman
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Section 230 to be repealed so that they can sue me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. The see me as being a “easy target” because of how the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization treat me. My critics/opponents have always had the right to sue the authors of articles that they do not like, but they have hypocritically not done so. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, the articles that they do not like, and the authors of those articles.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/18/biden-section-230/
— Most Americans say the coronavirus pandemic is out of control, Post-ABC poll finds – Amy Goldstein and Emily Guskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-poll-pandemic-out-of-control/2021/01/18/e4986a06-598f-11eb-8bcf-3877871c819d_story.html

USA TODAY
— The feds told Illinois to leave Rochelle Foods alone. Then a second COVID-19 outbreak hit. – Derek Kravitz, Georgia Gee, Madison McVan, Ignacio Calderon
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2021/01/18/trump-admin-told-illinois-keep-rochelle-foods-open-covid-19-hit/4196577001/
— Trump loses several perks only if there’s an impeachment conviction by Jan. 20 – Devon Link
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2021/01/14/fact-check-donald-trump-loses-presidency-perks-if-removed-jan-20/6615505002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— More Than a Quarter of New Yorkers Don’t Want Covid-19 Vaccine. New poll shows Black, Latino and younger state residents were most likely to say they didn’t want the shot. – Jimmy Vielkind
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-than-a-quarter-of-new-yorkers-dont-want-covid-19-vaccine-11611052200
— France, Once a Vaccine Pioneer, Is Top Skeptic in Covid-19 Pandemic. Covid-19 vaccination campaign off to a glacial start, as it meets some of the world’s highest skepticism rates. ‘I can’t be the guinea pig.’ – Matthew Dalton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/france-once-a-vaccine-pioneer-is-top-skeptic-in-covid-19-pandemic-11610971051
— The Debt Question Facing Janet Yellen: How Much Is Too Much? Treasury secretary nominee supports Biden plans that add trillions to U.S. borrowing, a turnabout in economic thinking. – Kate Davidson and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-debt-question-facing-janet-yellen-how-much-is-too-much-11610993908

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Leaves Town an Outcast, Trailed by Pandemic, Joblessness.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-19/trump-leaves-town-an-outcast-trailed-by-pandemic-joblessness

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— In the lowest moment of Trump’s presidency, tens of millions stick by him – JAWEED KALEEM, KURTIS LEE, RICHARD READ, JENNY JARVIE, PATRICK J. MCDONNELL
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2021-01-19/trump-republican-supporters

STAR TRIBUNE
— Lawyers and judges: The rule of law matters
(DIERSEN: If you disrespect the rule of law, you shout that you are NOT conservative and that you are NOT Republican. Capitol Hill rioters are NOT conservative and NOT Republican.)
https://trib.com/opinion/columns/lawyers-and-judges-the-rule-of-law-matters/article_146fb58f-9049-52ae-aa2e-17d359b8f856.html

TAMPA BAY TIMES
— In censoring conservatives, Big Tech is acting like Iran or North Korea – Amanda Makki
https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/01/18/in-censoring-conservatives-big-tech-is-acting-like-iran-or-north-korea-column/

DESERET NEWS
— How religious institutions can regain public trust – Yuval Levin
(DIERSEN: If you want to shout that you are NOT religious, you promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/18/21564215/why-hard-religion-is-important-american-faith-yuval-levin-gallup-declining-trust-in-institutions

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans are mad they’re finally paying the consequences for inciting violence.” Are you a Republican? How strongly will the Trump-haters in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct blame you for the Capitol Riot? How much success will they have in destroying you? To avoid being destroyed, how many Republicans will join the Trump-haters?
https://americanindependent.com/republicans-social-media-marjorie-taylor-greene-incitement-us-capitol-donald-trump/

January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago protest expected as Illinois, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration Day Illinois State Capitol fortified as National Guard responds across country. – Evelyn Holmes and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protest-expected-as-il-braces-for-possible-unrest-leading-to-inauguration/9711806/
— Trump joins these other presidents who have skipped inaugurations – Ethan Cohen, Liz Stark and Adam Levy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-joins-these-other-presidents-who-have-skipped-inaugurations/9475563/
— Tax filing season delayed, will start February 12: IRS – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/tax-filing-season-delayed-until-february-irs/9699780/

NBC5
— Trump Trial Pending, McConnell Calls It ‘Vote of Conscience’ Many Democrats have pushed for an immediate impeachment trial to hold Trump accountable and prevent him from holding future office – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-trial-pending-mcconnell-calls-it-vote-of-conscience/2417512/
— Donor Backlash Fuels GOP Alarm About Senate Fundraising. The GOP already faces a difficult Senate map in 2022, when 14 Democratic-held seats and 20 Republican ones will be on the ballot. – Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/donor-backlash-fuels-gop-alarm-about-senate-fundraising/2417693/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are Republicans headed for a pro-Trump, anti-Trump civil war? ‘Hell yes, we are,’ says Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger. – ALEXANDER BURNS AND JONATHAN MARTIN
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, that is, ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-republicans-adam-kinzinger-20210116-gns2nfnjpfbdhc2xljwb34hnee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans on both sides of the conflict are acknowledging openly that they are headed for a showdown. “Hell yes, we are,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Kinzinger was equally blunt when asked how he and other anti-Trump Republicans could dilute the president’s clout in primaries. “We beat him,” he said.)
— Cook County watchdog report finds former Stroger Hospital nurse was high during emergency room shift from eating cannabis – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-stroger-hospital-nurse-cannabis-pat-blanchard-inspector-general-20210116-xdtxkfsjkfgwrcbdqpofw25tgu-story.html
— Man drank and smoked marijuana for hours before killing man in Logan Square who he thought was rival gang member, prosecutors say
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-logan-square-murder-bond-court-20210115-eikq6g233ra6da5xbxwq3ojrke-story.html
— Virginia man arrested with fake inaugural credentials, loaded gun and 500 rounds of ammo – CATHY BURKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ny-arrest-virginia-man-fake-inaugural-pass-guns-20210116-jzkhkclqq5d6fmayfwmvdpviui-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-civil-war-imagery-far-right-talk-20210116-kmeckbauyrdwph6prkpslsoepe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Thank Trump for a more subdued, less glitzy presidential inaugural this year. Sneed has attended many inaugurations, but none with such an ominous pall hovering over them. – Michael Sneed
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/15/22233368/sneed-inaugural-joseph-biden-donald-trump-ivanka-bill-clinton-george-bush-capitol-insurrection

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Data shows true ‘State of the State’ in Illinois A win against COVID-19 will help Illinois’ struggling economy, but it will not undo the damage from decades of mismanagement and corruption in Springfield. – ORPHE DIVOUNGUY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/orphe-divounguy-economy/data-shows-true-state-state-illinois

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Marijuana money could help ‘right the wrongs’ – Ken DeCoster
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republican pot pushers and Republican police caused all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/01/16/rockford-city-council-backs-cannabis-fund/4165760001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois nurse was high during emergency room shift from eating cannabis – Alice Yin
https://www.pantagraph.com/illinois-nurse-was-high-during-emergency-room-shift-from-eating-cannabis-watchdog-report-says/article_6735f0ef-b91f-57f0-b732-ab8ced2dceca.html

SOUTHWEST NEWS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, that is, ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Illinois Republican Party.
https://swnewsherald.com/kinzinger-may-be-new-face-of-state-gop-p6951-113.htm

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/some-in-the-gop-parrot-far-right-talk-of-a-coming-civil-war/article_a279892f-4296-5ca0-bd99-b880a6aec575.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits – AP
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats and RINOs will ban any kind of protest by Republicans.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-supporters-among-those-seeking-jan-20-protest-permits

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/when-white-extremism-seeps-mainstream#stream/0
— Federal Prisons On Lockdown Because Of ‘Current Events’ – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/federal-prisons-lockdown-because-current-events#stream/0

WGLT
— How To Clear Your Cannabis Arrest Record Without Waiting For Automatic Expungement – TIM SHELLEY
(DIERSEN: If you never used an illegal drug like me and if you will never use an illegal drug like me, why is that? I credit my outstanding parents a) who had me baptized, raised, and conformed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and b) who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/qa-how-clear-your-cannabis-arrest-record-without-waiting-automatic-expungement#stream/0

KSDK
— Protesters call for Rep. Mike Bost to resign following vote to object election results. Dozens of protesters gathered on Saturday. – Jasmine Payoute
https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/protesters-call-for-rep-mike-bost-to-resign-following-vote-to-object-election-results/63-6829a2f5-e419-437b-ab4d-1d8316b7acdf

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Catalina Lauf’s Defense of Freedom PAC Wrapped 2020 with $35,000 Cash on Hand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/lauf011621/
— State Rep. Ralph Capparelli, R.I.P.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/ralph-capparelli-r-i-p/
— Boarding Up Windows/Doors at State Capitol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/boarding-up-windows-doors-at-state-capitol/
— Madigan’s Name No Longer in Rotunda
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/madigans-name-no-longer-in-rotunda/
— Wilcox Requests Valentines for Seniors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/wilcox-requests-valentines-for-seniors/
— Senator Calls for Emails to Governor Against Criminal Justice Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/senator-calls-for-emails-to-governor-against-criminal-justice-legislation/
— Getting Rid of School Resource Officers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/getting-rid-of-school-resource-officers/
— Ugaste Reflects on Springfield Week
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/ugaste-reflects-on-springfield-week/
— New State Reps. Suzanne Ness & Martin McLaughlan Sworn In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/new-state-reps-suzanne-ness-martin-mclaughlan-sworn-in/
— 11.1% of Algonquin Township Residents Live Outside of Municipalities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/7-7-of-algonquin-township-residents/
— House Dems Not Social Distancing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/message-of-the-day-social-distancing-2/
— IL-6: Casten on Trump Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/il-6-casten-on-trump-impeachment/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Parler’s fight is every American’s fight – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/15/parlers-fight-every-americans-fight/

FOX NEWS
— Liberals ‘ostracizing, ridiculing’ conservatives with frequent rhetoric comparing them to Hitler, terrorists. Latest talking point by media, Hollywood, other Dems, is that Trump and his supporters are essentially terrorists. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberals-ridiculing-conservatives-frequent-rhetoric-hitler-terrorists

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bill addressing racial inequity in education sent to Gov. Pritzker, local leaders welcome changes
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bill-addressing-racial-inequity-in-education-sent-to-gov-pritzker-local-leaders-welcome-changes/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: African-American and Latino students make up about 68% of Peoria Public Schools. This means a bill passed by the Illinois House and Senate on racial inequity in education would be especially impactful to the district. “It’s definitely significant (because of) our minority numbers, and then our low-income numbers are in the 70s. So this speaks to us,” said Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Peoria Public Schools Superintendent.)

BREITBART
— Big Business: Joe Biden’s Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Is a Legislative Priority – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/16/big-business-joe-bidens-amnesty-illegal-aliens-legislative-priority/
— Joe Biden Drafts ‘Most Aggressive’ Amnesty Plan – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/16/politico-joe-biden-drafts-most-aggressive-amnesty-plan/

TOWNHALL
— Sen. Rand Paul Warns About a Mass Exodus from the Republican Party – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/16/sen-rand-paul-issues-a-stark-warning-to-the-republican-party-n2583239

DAILY WIRE
— New Migrant Caravan Forms In Honduras Looking To Make The ‘Deadly Journey’ To The United States – Ian Haworth
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-migrant-caravan-forms-in-honduras-looking-to-make-the-deadly-journey-to-the-united-states

PJ MEDIA
— Biden to Propose a ‘Path to Citizenship’ For 11 Million Illegal Aliens – RICK MORAN
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/01/16/biden-to-propose-a-path-to-citizenship-for-11-million-illegal-aliens-n1389898

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Showcases List of Trump Presidency Accomplishments – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-publishes-list-of-trump-presidency-accomplishment_3659333.html
— 55 People Died in US After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines: Reporting System – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/55-people-died-in-us-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccines-reporting-system_3659152.html

NBC5
— Democrats have a new tool to undo Trump’s ‘midnight rule-making.’ But there’s a catch. Democrats have never reversed a rule through the Congressional Review Act, which was created to allow legislators to rein in the executive branch. – Suzy Khimm

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-have-new-tool-undo-trump-s-midnight-rule-making-n1253901

REUTERS
— U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals – David Shepardson, Nandita Bose
(DIERSEN: Elected officials who hate conservatives want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-tech-senate/update-1-us-senate-republican-asks-tech-firms-to-explain-account-content-removals-idUSL1N2JQ31Z

CNBC
— Progressive group urges corporations to halt donations to conservative Federalist Society after riot – Brian Schwartz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who have blamed a) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, and c) Illinois Center Right Coalition the most for losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/federalist-society-under-fire-after-leader-spoke-at-pro-trump-rally-before-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook will temporarily stop showing ads for gun accessories and military gear. – Isabella Grullón Paz
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/politics/facebook-will-temporarily-stop-showing-ads-for-gun-accessories-and-military-gear.html
— Amid Fears of Inauguration Violence, Man With Gun Is Arrested in Washington, but Calls It ‘Honest Mistake’ The man told a reporter he had been working a security job in the capital.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/16/us/inauguration-day-biden

WASHINGTON POST
— State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/state-capitols-boarded-up-fenced-off-patrolled-by-troops/2021/01/16/6e63acd0-5861-11eb-acc5-92d2819a1ccb_story.html
— If Biden really wants to unify the country, here’s the olive branch he must extend to conservatives – Gary Abernathy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/if-biden-really-wants-unify-country-heres-olive-branch-he-must-extend-conservatives/
— Leaders in Mexico and Poland look to curb power of social media giants after Trump bans – Adam Taylor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/01/16/mexico-poland-social-media-trump/
— Capitols brace for potentially violent protests Sunday
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/16/capitol-protests-live-updates-inauguration-security/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump-Pence relationship may set lowest bar yet.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/15/power-up-trump-pence-relationship-may-set-lowest-bar-yet/

USA TODAY
— ‘They want to take your speech away,’ censorship cry unites Trump supporters and extremists after Capitol attack – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— There should be consequences for nixing constitutionally protected speech on social media – Robert Robb
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/robertrobb/2021/01/15/twitter-youtube-should-have-consequences-cutting-off-speech/4161765001/

SUN SENTINEL
— Trump rallies held across South Florida to ‘support the real president’ – WAYNE K. ROUSTAN
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-ne-pro-trump-rallies-south-florida-20210116-4qw3j2rnr5cazc35ub64rjxys4-story.html

SALT LAKE CITY FOX
— Trump supporters rally in West Jordan – Diego Romo
https://www.fox13now.com/news/politics/trump-supporters-rally-in-west-jordan

BLOOMBERG
— Parler CEO Goes Into Hiding Blaming Amazon Flak, Death Threats
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-16/parler-ceo-goes-into-hiding-blaming-amazon-flak-death-threats

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Wheaton College faculty and staff who condemn Capitol violence and rebuke Trump.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2021/01/15/wheaton-college-faculty-and-staff-condemn-capitol-violence-and-rebuke-donald-trump/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden Begins Presidency With Positive Ratings; Trump Departs With Lowest-Ever Job Mark. 68% of public does not want Trump to remain a major political figure in the future.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/01/15/biden-begins-presidency-with-positive-ratings-trump-departs-with-lowest-ever-job-mark/

GM AUTHORITY
— Florida Man Buys Himself 2021 Corvette For 90th Birthday – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/01/florida-man-buys-himself-2021-corvette-for-90th-birthday/

January 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Owner orders WLS-AM (890), other stations to stop alleging ‘stolen election’ Cumulus Media, which syndicates prominent Trump supporters Ben Shapiro and Mark Levin, says its personalities need to tone things down or face firing. – AP
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes. All the time and all the money needed to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out comes from me. However, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, my critics/opponents do everything that they can to get the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to get rid of me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2021/1/11/22225745/wls-am-890-stolen-election-mark-levin-ben-shapiro-cumulus-media-ban-fire

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘I fear we’re not done with all this’: US Capitol riot tests the loyalty of Chicago-area Trump supporters – JOHN KEILMAN and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. to get rid of the a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-local-trump-supporters-capitol-riot-20210112-ct7axn2hmjcnbmv5b6zqtunt2q-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While Illinois Republicans have denounced the violence in Washington, some have declined to hold Trump responsible in their public statements. U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of the 16th District is a notable exception: He has called for Trump to be removed from office via the 25th Amendment. Jim Zay, head of the DuPage Republican Party, is another. He wrote in a Facebook post the day of the riot that “if anyone is injured or worse it will be on the hands of the president.” He was uneasy about a rift developing between hard-core Trump supporters and the rest of the Republican Party, though he hoped most would stay even if Trump tries to build an independent political movement. “We’re the party of Lincoln, we’re the party of Reagan,” Zay said. “If people think they’re going to form a third party for Donald Trump, good luck.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “I took part in a pro-Trump attack on the US Capitol and now I have to face consequences? That’s tyranny!”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-capitol-mob-fbi-arrests-cumulus-election-biden-huppke-20210112-zmxfbai4djcxncuhbcpgjdoixi-story.html
— State legislators pass sweeping education measure that is one pillar of Black Caucus’ agenda – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-black-caucus-education-agenda-senate-20210112-7ka4q5zbbnfxnkfp5pgs2l3f5e-story.html
— Trump on his rally speech before riot: ‘Totally appropriate’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-capitol-riot-20210112-ltxwk656xreaxftpvqolxgvska-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Only impeachment can save Republicans.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-op-impeachment-can-save-republicans-20210112-e45thtq7o5dkbeub2cko2ntzkq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Black Caucus bills include important police reforms.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/11/22225674/illinois-legislature-black-caucus-reforms-four-pillars-police-education-health-care-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Rushed justice reform bill will endanger society – John Curran and Steve McClure
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210112/rushed-justice-reform-bill-will-endanger-society

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jobs drive housing choices, for better or for worse – ATHENA WILLIAMS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/forum-ideas-work-life/jobs-drive-housing-choices-better-or-worse
— Jobs drive housing choices, for better or for worse
(DIERSEN: My working for IRS in Harvey was one reason why I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972. My working for IRS in downtown Chicago was one reason why I bought downtown condos in 1974 and 1976. Our working in downtown Chicago was one reason why my wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and had one built in Wheaton in 1984, both in walking distance to train stations.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-work-life/crains-forum-out-loop

WBEZ
— Chicago Activist Outs Local Insurgents Who Traveled To Capitol – María Inés Zamudio
(DIERSEN: I attended a Bob Dole rally in Wheaton in 1996. That made my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.wbez.org/stories/chicago-activist-outs-local-insurgents-who-traveled-to-capitol/f9c6a318-41a4-415c-b404-cf98b04eac23

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— IMPEACHMENT DEBATE SLATED McLean County GOP chairwoman calls impeachment ‘a political stunt’ – Kelsey Watznauer, Sierra Henry
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-gop-chairwoman-calls-impeachment-a-political-stunt/article_4eb65dae-68fe-5cc4-9564-4f545efb333b.html
— McLean County-area law enforcement line up in opposition to criminal justice reform bill – Kevin Barlow
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-area-law-enforcement-line-up-in-opposition-to-criminal-justice-reform-bill/article_59aeb007-7721-5d04-a176-00f118c6e79a.html

RIVER BENDER
— Several Hundred Protest In Downtown St. Louis For Republican Sen. Hawley’s Resignation – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/several-hundred-protest-in-downtown-st-louis-for-republican-sen-hawleys-resignation-46953.cfm

STATELINE
— Rockford city council passes cannabis fund aimed to help underserved communities
(DIERSEN: Which of the following communities in your municipality are the most underserved: Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, women, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married people, recent immigrants, refugees, illegals, those who have less money than others, veterans, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, moderates, liberals, Trump-haters, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, those who lack education, those who lack job experience, those who lack job skills, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, those who have other problems, homeless people, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, etc.?)
https://www.mystateline.com/news/rockford-city-council-passes-cannabis-fund-aimed-to-help-underserved-communities/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 403 COVID-19 cases Monday, 2 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/12/dupage-county-reports-403-covid-19-cases-monday-2-deaths/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Southern IL GOP House members split on Biden win. Why did they vote to object or not? – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article248422260.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH & KPVI
— Illinois gun, ammo sales brisk; many items hard to find – SCOTT COUSINS
(DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats succeed in abolishing the Second Amendment?)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Gun-ammo-sales-brisk-many-items-hard-to-find-15859748.php
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/gun-ammo-sales-brisk-many-items-hard-to-find/article_c2a71e96-e24c-5690-a53f-3ec8a5626da8.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump says impeachment push causing ‘tremendous anger,’ but he wants ‘no violence’ – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-says-impeachment-push-causing-tremendous-anger-but-he-wants-no-violence

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-remains-defiant-amid-calls-to-resign/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote illegal immigration.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bloomington-council-approves-motion-to-be-more-inclusive-of-immigrants/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Patriots Coach Belichick Refuses Presidential Medal After Violence At Capitol – DUSTIN JONES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/patriots-coach-belichick-refuses-presidential-medal-after-violence-capitol#stream/0

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois pols might get rid of Madigan, but don’t expect them to get rid of his machine – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/madigans-iron-grip-on-illinois-may-be-ending-but-the-states-legalized-corruption-will-go-on-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— Madigan coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/madigan-coverage-roundup-2/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House Democrats reveal new impeachment resolution – Stephen Dinan and David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/11/house-democrats-reveal-new-impeachment-resolution/
— Internet provider to block Facebook, Twitter over censorship – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/11/your-t1-wifi-idaho-internet-provider-block-faceboo/
— Black conservatives push back as Biden, Democrats allege racism in Capitol police response – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/11/joe-biden-democrats-allege-racism-capitol-police-r/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— New push to kill Section 230 protections for Twitter, Facebook, and Big Tech – Paul Bedard
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to kill me and to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/new-push-to-kill-section-230-protections-for-twitter-facebook-big-tech

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Mark Zuckerberg and Other Leftist Billionaires Funnel Cash to Activists Through For-Profit Corporations – Hayden Ludwig
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/mark-zuckerberg-and-other-leftist-billionaires-funnel-cash-to-activists-through-for-profit-corporations/

FOX NEWS
— Big Tech censors nation – here’s how Republicans can fight back. This is about stifling dissent from those who do not buy into the Left’s woke agenda. – Liz Peek
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to censor me and to censor my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/big-tech-censors-nation-republicans-fight-liz-peek

FOX BUSINESS
— Tech leads stock retreat from record highs as conservative censorship hits Twitter, Facebook Twitter shares tumbled after company suspended President Trump’s account – Jonathan Garber
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, businesses make it clear that their top priority is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/us-stocks-jan-11-2021

GOPUSA
— Exploiting The Capitol Riot To Kill Trump – Patrick J. Buchanan
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. to get rid of the a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100393
— FBI Warns Of Armed Protests; Democrats Stir Disunity With Impeachment; Trump Declares Emergency
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100401
— Cumulus Media Shuts Down Free Speech Of Hosts — No More Election Fraud Talk
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents do not want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. My critics/opponents want to drive those who support the aforesaid planks out of the Republican Party, that is, my critics/opponents want to destroy the Republican Party.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100387
— Liberalism Will Be Unleashed — And Will Fail Again – Stephen Moore
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100362

BREITBART
— Business Lobby: Amnesty Is Good for CEOs and Government – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/01/11/business-lobby-amnesty-is-good-ceos-government/

CNS NEWS
— Big Tech Bans Based on Leftist Officials’ Whims Would Violate First Amendment – Hans Bader
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to ban me and to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/big-tech-bans-based-leftist-officials-whims-would-violate-first-amendment

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Approves Emergency Declaration in Washington – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-approves-emergency-declaration-in-washington_3652797.html
— Facebook Removing All Content That Mentions ‘Stop the Steal’ Ahead of Inauguration Day – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/facebook-removing-all-content-that-mentions-stop-the-steal-ahead-of-inauguration-day_3651523.html
— World Leaders Denounce Big Tech Censorship of President Donald Trump – VICTORIA KELLY-CLARK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/world-leaders-denounce-big-tech-censorship-of-us-president-donald-trump_3652983.html

THE HILL
— Here’s why social media ban on Trump, conservatives will only make things worse – JOE CONCHA
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to ban me and to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/533563-heres-why-social-media-ban-on-trump-conservatives-will-only-make-things
— Nearly 6,000 lawyers and law students call for disbarment proceedings against Cruz and Hawley – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533604-nearly-6000-lawyers-and-law-students-call-for-disbarment-proceedings-against
— Hawley, Cruz face rising anger, possible censure – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533740-hawley-cruz-face-rising-anger-possible-censure

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters crow about their success in destroying conservatives. Will those hate-filled conservative-hating leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), etc. use this to get rid of conservative once and for all, that is, will they use this to get rid of Republicans once and for all, that is, will they use this to abolish the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, etc.?
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/gop-tech-retaliation-457945
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “‘Supremely self-absorbed: Isolated Trump unlikely to mount an aggressive impeachment defense. He’s not doing much governing, aides said. Instead, Trump has surrounded himself with a handful of loyalists who were with him since the start.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/isolated-self-absorbed-donald-trump-impeachment-defense-457983

NBC NEWS
— Does ‘deplatforming’ work? Trump’s most extreme fans will find him, research says. Without a megaphone to distribute his views on social media, Trump would have a difficult time influencing other media or finding new people to build his audience. – David Ingram
(DIERSEN: Have you been deplatformed? I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/does-deplatforming-work-trump-s-most-extreme-fans-will-find-n1253906
— Capt. Emily Rainey, an Army psychological operations officer stationed at Fort Bragg, is under investigation for joining the “Stop the Steal” rally. – Tim Fitzsimons
(DIERSEN: I attended a Bob Dole rally in Wheaton in 1996. That made my Democrat GAO superiors furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/army-officer-quits-after-organizing-buses-dozens-attend-pro-trump-n1253712

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Biden inauguration theme: ‘America United’ (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on uniting everyone against Republicans.)
https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-inaugurations-george-w-bush-bill-clinton-capitol-siege-b6a74809de2ed6dff2602fa586d07897

REUTERS
— Twitter tumbles as Trump ban puts social media in spotlight – Ambar Warrick, Sruthi Shankar
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to ban me and to ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-twitter-stocks-trump/twitter-tumbles-as-trump-ban-puts-social-media-in-spotlight-idUSKBN29G0XG
— How will Trump get his message out without social media? – Nandita Bose, David Shepardson
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who took the lead in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, my GAO employment in 1997, etc.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-trump-communication/explainer-how-will-trump-get-his-message-out-without-social-media-idUSL1N2JL0FR

CNBC
— It’s time for Congress to hold social media companies liable – Matt Rosoff
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails the most for their losses.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/11/op-ed-its-time-for-congress-to-hold-social-media-companies-liable.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Money Walks Corporate America is rethinking its political donations.
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, corporate America makes it clear that its top priority is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/business/dealbook/corporate-political-donations.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment Looms” and asks “What’s Next for the G.O.P.?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/politics/impeachment-republican-party.html
— Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office. The anchor Martha MacCallum will be replaced by a conservative host at 7 p.m., and CNN will expand Jake Tapper’s afternoon show. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/business/media/fox-news-anchor-changes.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “This Putsch Was Decades in the Making. G.O.P. cynics have been coddling crazies for a long time.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/opinion/republicans-democracy.html
— The Scary Power of the Companies That Finally Shut Trump Up. Tech giants were right to ban the president. We still need to break them up. – Michelle Goldberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/opinion/twitter-facebook-trump-ban.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Only Impeachment Can Save Republicans. If the G.O.P. doesn’t turn on Trump now, it will be tainted and crippled for years.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/opinion/trump-republicans-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Before Capitol Riot, Republican Lawmakers Fanned the Flames.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/politics/republicans-capitol-riot.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Fractured by Trump, the G.O.P. Can’t Agree on a Way Back to Power. Many Republican leaders and strategists want to prepare the party for a post-Trump future. But the pro-Trump voter base has other ideas.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/politics/republican-party-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How White Evangelical Christians Fused With Trump Extremism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/how-white-evangelical-christians-fused-with-trump-extremism.html
— Beyond Impeachment, a Push for Ethics Laws That Do Not Depend on Shame Congressional Democrats and a slew of groups are preparing to push for the kinds of ethics and governance changes not seen since the post-Watergate era. – Elizabeth Williamson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/politics/trump-ethics-democracy-biden.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden’s ambitious LGBT agenda poises him to be nation’s most pro-equality president in history – Emily Wax-Thibodeaux
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/11/biden-lgbtq-policies/
— The similarities to the last invasion of the Capitol matter — so do the differences. They show how imperiled our democracy is. – Lawrence B. A. Hatter
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/11/similarities-last-invasion-capitol-matter-so-do-differences/
— Newt Gingrich’s blatant hypocrisy – Erik Wemple
(DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. When Gingrich took over as Speaker of the House in 1995, my Democrat GAO superiors were furious. They used his cutting GAO’s budget to get rid of GAO’s employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/newt-gingrichs-blatant-hypocrisy/
— What is Arizona’s GOP doing to recover from defeat? Attacking Cindy McCain. – Dana Milbank
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/what-is-arizonas-gop-doing-recover-defeat-attacking-cindy-mccain/

USA TODAY
— Remember the Alamo? Donald Trump heads to Texas to defend legacy tarnished by Capitol riot – David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/12/donald-trump-heads-texas-defend-his-legacy-remember-the-alamo/6623672002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “How conservative media stoked baseless election-fraud claims that motivated D.C. rioters. Trump doesn’t deserve post-presidential benefits. Impeach him to ensure he won’t get them.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/11/dc-riots-how-newsmax-oan-conservative-outlets-fueled-mob/6589298002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do Republicans believe that after the insurrection Trump fomented, he deserves millions in taxpayer-funded benefits every year for the rest of his life?”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/01/12/impeach-trump-deny-millions-benefits-after-presidency-column/6624252002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Boss Madigan Teeters in Illinois. He’s still short of the votes needed for another term as House speaker. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boss-madigan-teeters-in-illinois-11610408051
— House Plans Trump Impeachment Vote for Wednesday. Democratic lawmakers press ahead with efforts to remove president following riot at U.S. Capitol. – Natalie Andrews and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-democrats-to-begin-efforts-seeking-to-remove-trump-from-office-11610375178
— Parler Sues Amazon After Tech Giant Kicks Site Off Its Servers. Lawsuit seeks order to prevent Amazon from shutting down social-media platform’s account. – Keach Hagey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/parler-sues-amazon-kicks-site-off-its-servers-11610363052
— Save the Constitution From Big Tech. Congressional threats and inducements make Twitter and Facebook censorship a free-speech violation. – Vivek Ramaswamy and Jed Rubenfeld
https://www.wsj.com/articles/save-the-constitution-from-big-tech-11610387105
— No Excuses for Trump and the Capitol Riot. Yes, the left does bad things too. Conservatives are supposed to believe in objective moral truth. – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-excuses-for-trump-and-the-capitol-riot-11610387004
— All Donald Trump’s Deplorables. Even Hillary Clinton consigned only half of Trump supporters to her infamous ‘basket.’ – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/all-donald-trumps-deplorables-11610406826
— FRONT PAGE: Welcome to the Fake Office Commute (Turns Out People Miss the Routine) – Jennifer Levitz
(DIERSEN: My working for IRS in Harvey was one reason why I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972. My working for IRS in downtown Chicago was one reason why I bought downtown condos in 1974 and 1976. Our working in downtown Chicago was one reason why my wife and I bought a home in Wheaton in 1978 and had one built in Wheaton in 1984, both in walking distance to train stations.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/welcome-to-the-fake-office-commute-turns-out-people-miss-the-routine-11610383617

BLOOMBERG
— The RNC Is Still All In for Trump
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-11/rip-rnc-republican-national-committee-still-all-in-for-trump
— House Set to Give Pence Ultimatum Before Moving to Impeach Trump
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-12/house-set-to-give-pence-ultimatum-before-moving-to-impeach-trump

FORBES
— Do Social Media Companies Have The Right To Silence The Masses – And Is This Censoring The Government? – Peter Suciu
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, the following have not only the right, but the obligation to silence/censor me and to silence/censor my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, etc. I should write a book about the many adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me since 2000.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2021/01/11/do-social-media-companies-have-the-right-to-silence-the-masses–and-is-this-censoring-the-government/

LAS VEGAS SUN
— Nevada state Republican Party speaks loudest by saying almost nothing – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want Republican organizations, including the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, to dump their members who fail/refuse to dump Trump.)
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/jan/12/nevada-state-republican-party-speaks-loudest-by-sa/

WLBT
— Debate intensifies over free speech rights of conservatives on social media – C.J. LeMaster
https://www.wlbt.com/2021/01/11/debate-intensifies-over-free-speech-rights-conservatives-social-media/

BROOKINGS INSTITUTE
— The role of misinformation in Trump’s insurrection – Darrell M. West
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread misinformation. According to them, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents viciously punish me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2021/01/11/the-role-of-misinformation-in-trumps-insurrection/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/conservatism-reaches-dead-end/617629/

GM AUTHORITY
— TRAGIC: Detroit Auto Show Canceled For 2021
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/01/detroit-auto-show-canceled-for-2021/

FED SMITH
— 50 Years of Federal Pay: Democrats v. Republicans – Ralph R. Smith
(DIERSEN: Ever since I became a federal employee in 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me as being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2021/01/10/50-years-federal-pay-democrats-v-republicans/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to promote LGBTQ is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/will-religious-right-suffer-consequences-role-trump-insurrection/

January 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-his-term-is-ending-transition-will-be-orderly/9429355/
— Pelosi, Schumer call for President Trump’s removal via 25th Amendment or impeachment
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-schumer-call-for-trumps-removal-via-25th-amendment/9420150/
— US Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-congress-members-call-for-president-trump-to-be-removed-from-office/9431581/
— Washington DC news: 2 from Illinois among those arrested, charged in protests, riots
https://abc7chicago.com/riot-in-washington-dc-inverness-capitol-riots/9440321/
— Zuckerberg extends Trump’s Facebook, Instagram lockout indefinitely
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-facebook-instagram-accounts-locked-indefinitely/9436755/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use the Capitol Hill riot to paint police as being racists.
https://abc7chicago.com/many-see-stark-difference-in-police-treatment-of-trump-mob-blm-protesters/9446738/

NBC5
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider in a statement called the language “wrong and disgusting.” “We urge Congresswoman Miller to apologize,” Schneider’s statement read.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-congresswoman-who-invoked-hitler-responds-after-backlash/2410622/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use the Capitol HILL riot to paint police as being racists.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/us-capitol-riot-sparks-questions-about-americas-racial-divide/2411110/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/i-hurt-for-our-country-michelle-obama-draws-attention-to-racial-disparities-after-u-s-capitol-riot/2410849/

CBS2
— Capitol Officer Dead, Laptop Stolen During Capitol Chaos
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/live/cbsn-chicago/video/8452739-20210108013049-capitol-officer-dead-laptop-stolen-during-capitol-chaos/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago demonstrators react to unrest in D.C. – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-demonstrators-react-to-unrest-in-d-c

WGN RADIO
— Conservative media decry Capitol riot, but grievances remain – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/conservative-media-decry-capitol-riot-but-grievances-remain/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump condemns Capitol riot, concedes to Biden – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219743/trump-condemns-capitol-riot-concedes-to-biden
— Chicago-area CEO and suburban tattoo artist among those arrested at Capitol – Jon Seidel and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/7/22219260/federal-charges-mob-riot-capitol-leffingwell-alberts-bradley-rukstales-david-fitzgerald
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “After Capitol violence, remove Trump now to protect American democracy. We simply cannot trust to luck that a recurrence of Wednesday’s mob action – or something far worse – won’t happen again during the nearly two weeks remaining in Trump’s term in office.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219329/donald-trump-congress-capitol-mob-action-25th-amendment-impeachment-editorial
— The Republican Party must find its way back home. We must work for the common good and stop perceiving the opposition party as the enemy. – Illinois Sen. Dan McConchie
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219349/republican-party-future-illinois-gop
— There’s a history of white supremacists interpreting government leaders’ words as encouragement. They thrive today on protests against stay-at-home orders, especially protests featuring guns. – Shannon M. Smith
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22218924/white-supremacy-kkk-jim-crow-reconstruction-pandemic-protests-shannon-smith

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump concedes to Biden and condemns violent mob as Capitol siege forces painful new questions across government – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-mob-capitol-building-20210107-ju2cdvv7h5ha7mvedhric25umq-story.html
— Election races set for Waukegan Township, North Chicago – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-township-election-st-0111-20210107-imqeyxd7lra2rpd77yolwox5la-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois lawmakers seek to add 75 new cannabis licenses in move to allow more minority ownership in lucrative pot industry – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-2nd-round-dispensary-licenses-20210107-4ypdex46fzbs7koc2msybsskdq-story.html
— Kinzinger, others call for removing Trump | Police union boss Catanzara downplays Capitol riot | Congresswoman attempts to clarify ‘Hitler’ comment – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-trump-25th-amendment-miller-hitler-spin-20210107-a4k3i6wpa5dm7lyonuctuncfk4-story.html
— Chicago police union leader downplays Capitol riot in radio interview, drawing rebuke from mayor – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-fop-catanzara-riot-comments-20210107-idno2frly5bprdkil33d5u2cdm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Invoke the 25th Amendment. Trump needs to go.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-4oq5qivucvbati5kgxdalxkkdm-story.html
— Even after the Capitol insurrection, Trump won’t let go of GOP – NOLAN FINLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-trump-gop-future-20210107-ct4kfe2vbvhcxpptkoxs3jrevm-story.html
— Illinois’ do-nothing legislature will finally convene. Its inaction took a big toll. – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-general-assembly-pandemic-inaction-greising-20210107-ieyav5hubrawbewevedzj6nwke-story.html
— The storming of the Capitol. A sacrilege, a grievous desecration. – PATRICK T. REARDON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-sacrilege-democracy-20210107-mcanu4peb5hh7jppftoebp4yna-story.html
— Trump incited a seditious mob. How should he be held accountable? – STORER H. ROWLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-siege-trump-hold-accountable-20210107-rmozzjbnd5cvpajqvmodegp4fe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Newly inaugurated Illinois GOP congresswoman was attacking Democrats in citing Adolf Hitler.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-gop-congresswoman-mary-miller-says-hitler-remarks-about-democrats-20210108-wka4fva76naurmvehfcrzocdca-story.html
— 2 suburban men are arrested and Chicago real estate agent is fired following US Capitol siege – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-roselle-tattoo-arrested-capitol-invasion-20210107-y462njdfhvhrtgff753fgcibwa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘The president is unwell’: Suburban lawmakers call for Trump’s removal from office – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210107/the-president-is-unwell-suburban-lawmakers-call-for-trumps-removal-from-office

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger: Remove ‘unmoored’ Trump from office. “It’s time to invoke the 25th amendment and end this nightmare.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-remove-unmoored-trump-office
— Chicago’s police union president says he understands Capitol mob’s ‘frustration’ “This is not some mass insurrection, coup attempt,” the president of the union representing Chicago police officers said today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/chicagos-police-union-president-says-he-understands-capitol-mobs-frustration

INDIANA GAZETTE
— Council adopts new technology for meetings – CHAUNCEY ROSS
(DIERSEN: One of the top priorities for chairmen of political organizations is to assure that monthly meetings are held. While I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, I assured that the organization held a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August when it held a picnic and December when it held a Christmas party. If I was still the organization’s chairman, the organization would be continuing the aforesaid.)
https://www.indianagazette.com/news/council-adopts-new-technology-for-meetings/article_3de7615c-50fd-11eb-9740-53f7ef8a2f3d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Local Trump supporters weigh in on riot at nation’s Capital – Tessa Bentulan
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/pro-trump-supporters-rally-at-illinois-statehouse
— After years of slow steps, Facebook muzzles Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to muzzle me during the last 20 years. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/timeline-after-years-of-slow-steps-facebook-muzzles-trump

AURORA PATCH
— Trump’s Removal From Office ‘Must Be Immediate’: Underwood. Rep. Lauren Underwood said the country cannot wait until Jan. 20 to kick Trump out of office after Wednesday’s “violent, treasonous attack.” – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/trumps-removal-office-must-be-immediate-underwood

GLENVIEW PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do you know the name of your Republican Committee Person?” and says “Every one of us in Cook County, save two Townships, has an elected (or appointed) Republican office holder; they need to know how you feel!!”
(DIERSEN: 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenview/do-you-know-name-your-republican-committee-person
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I spoke yesterday to a lifelong and staunch Democrat, a former candidate for elected office. I shared with her my conflict. She encouraged me to stay in the party and to make a change internally. As a resident of Cook County, that might not be easy. The fealty for the Head of the Republican Party (45) is disgusting to me. I have been and will continue to be a NEVER Trump Republican, and I have supported the Lincoln Project. . .Local governance and elections are the bedrock of our Constitutional Form of Government. People often say we are a Democracy when in actuality, we are a Representative Republic. In Illinois, the most basic unit of our government is the Republican and Democratic Committeewomen and Men elected to serve our respective parties. In Suburban Cook County, these representatives are ELECTED every four years at the Primary election for Governor. The political subdivision is the Township. At the March 20, 2018, Primary election, the following Republican Township Committeepersons were elected without opposition (please remember this point). . . I would venture to say that MOST Republican Primary Voters have no idea who their elected Committeeperson currently is, and even fewer have met them. The next Cook County Committeeperson election is likely March 15, 2022. A simple question should be put to every one of these elected leaders. On January 6, 2020, were you supportive of the Presidents incendiary remarks and, by extension, him; or do you stand for the Rule of Law, our Federal and State Constitutions, and the real Republican Party ideals which were on clear display before 2015. If you don’t like the answer you get, I hope that you will consider becoming a candidate for Republican Committeeperson. Our party must decide, are we with the 45th President or not. Only then, I believe, we will be able to relay the foundational stones of the Republican Party, one that I hope to be proud of again. If we can’t make an elegant transition to better government in the next four years I will turn in my lifelong Republican credentials.)

CENTER SQUARE
— Session could include police reforms, criminal justice reforms and cannabis legislation – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/session-could-include-police-reforms-criminal-justice-reforms-and-cannabis-legislation/article_e8f93002-512f-11eb-a9c4-cb7f8a47615f.html

WIREPOINTS
— Deniers Still Refuse To Face Causes of Illinois Population Loss – Mark Glennon
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 1978 to drive those who share my demographics out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://wirepoints.org/deniers-still-refuse-to-face-causes-of-illinois-population-loss-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker refuses to allow reporters access to 40,000 square foot chamber
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/07/house-speaker-refuses-to-allow-reporters-access-to-40000-square-foot-chamber/

— One million cases so far in Illinois; 8,757 new confirmed and probable cases; 177 additional deaths; 3,921 hospitalized; 783 in the ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.8 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/07/one-million-cases-so-far-in-illinois-8757-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-177-additional-deaths-3921-hospitalized-783-in-the-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-average-test-positi/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Facebook blocks Trump indefinitely, at least ‘until the peaceful transition of power is complete’ – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/facebook-blocks-trump-indefinitely-least-until-pea/
— Pence ‘very upset’ with Trump, GOP senator says – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/mike-pence-very-upset-donald-trump-gop-senator-say/
— Federal prosecutors to file 15 criminal cases against Capitol protesters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/federal-prosecutors-file-15-criminal-cases-against/

GOPUSA
— The Anarchy On Our Streets Started In 2016, When The Democrats Renounced Democracy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100116

BLAZE
— Facebook to ban and remove photos and videos from Capitol protest; content labeled as ‘promotion of criminal activity’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/facebook-ban-capitol-protest-content-trump-account
— Cop who shot pro-Trump rioter in US Capitol suspended – Chris Field
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cop-shot-trump-rioter-capitol-suspended
— San Diego woman fatally shot inside US Capitol was 14-year veteran and ‘strong supporter’ of Trump. Ashli Babbitt served four tours with U.S. Air Force.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/identity-confirmed-of-woman-killed-in-us-capitol-during-protest

BREITBART
— Biden Claims U.S. Capitol Rioters Treated ‘Differently’ than Black Lives Matter Protesters – HARIS ALIC
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/07/biden-claims-us-capitol-rioters-treated-differently-black-lives-matter-protesters/
— VP Chief of Staff Marc Short Barred from White House Grounds: Trump’s ‘Blaming Me for Advice to VP’ – HANNAH BLEAU
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about political consultants who hint/imply/argue/shout that I give Republican candidates bad advice. Better yet, I should sue those political consultants.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/07/vp-chief-of-staff-marc-short-barred-from-white-house-grounds-trumps-blaming-me-for-advice-to-vp/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Was Yesterday’s Brawl At The U.S. Capitol A False Flag Operation?
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/was-yesterday-s-brawl-at-the-u-s-capitol-a-false-flag-operation

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Patriots rallied, Antifa and its handlers created an incident, and Mike Pence betrayed us Yesterday was historic – and not in a good way – STEVEN MOSHER
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/patriots-rallied-antifa-and-its-handlers-created-an-incident-and-mike-pence-betrayed-us

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Michelle Obama Wants Big Tech to Permanently Ban Trump – Mary Chastain
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want to ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/michelle-obama-wants-big-tech-to-permanently-ban-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Condemns Violence at Capitol, Assures ‘Orderly Transition of Power’ – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-condemns-violence-at-capitol-assures-orderly-transition-of-power_3648291.html
— 55 Charged After DC Protests, Top Prosecutor Says – EMEL AKAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/55-charged-after-dc-protests-top-prosecutor-says_3648329.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger calls for invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump – SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533112-first-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-invoking-25th-amendment-to-remove-trump
— Schumer calls for 25th Amendment to be invoked after Capitol riots – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533124-schumer-calls-for-25th-amendment-to-be-invoked-after-capitol-riots
— Transportation Secretary Chao resigns in protest – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/533167-transportation-secretary-chao-resigns-in-protest
— Some on right blame antifa, not Trump, for mob at Capitol – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/533088-conservatives-blame-antifa-not-Trump-for-violence-at-capitol
— Shellshocked GOP ponders future with Trump – JONATHAN EASLEY, BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533246-shellshocked-gop-ponders-future-with-trump
— Betsy DeVos resigns as Education Secretary – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533281-betsy-devos-resigns-as-education-secretary?rnd=1610071939

POLITICO
— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he will fire Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Mike Stenger when Democrats take the majority later this month after the pro-Trump riots in the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/07/security-fallout-in-capitol-could-be-swift-455803

NBC NEWS
— Capitol rioter in horned hat gloats as feds work to identify suspects. “The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks and retreat into their underground bunker, I consider that a win,” Jake Angeli said. – Rich Schapiro and Michael Kosnar
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/capitol-rioter-horned-hat-gloats-feds-work-identify-suspects-n1253392

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans Splinter Over Whether to Make a Full Break From Trump. Republicans face a disturbing prospect: that Wednesday’s Trump-inspired violence could linger for decades as a stain on the party. – Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/trump-republicans.html
— Pelosi threatens to pursue impeachment if Trump’s cabinet does not remove him using the 25th Amendment. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/pelosi-schumer-25-amendment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Transportation Secretary Chao to resign – John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez and Marisa Iati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/congress-election-biden-capitol-live-updates/
— Blame Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the mob at the Capitol. The big Internet platforms have invoked “free speech” to protect their own interests for far too long. – Dipayan Ghosh
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to blame me and to blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/social-media-facebook-capitol-mob/
— U.S. records its deadliest day of the pandemic while eyes are fixed on mob storming Capitol – Paulina Firozi, Jacueline Dupree and Meryl Kornfield
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/07/covid-coronavirus-updates/

NEWSWEEK
— World Leaders Condemn ‘Disgraceful, Distressing’ Violence at U.S. Capitol – SOO KIM
https://www.newsweek.com/world-leaders-reactions-us-capitol-raid-riots-protests-trump-supporters-1559602

WASHINGTON BLADE
— LGBTQ groups condemn Capitol siege, back Trump removal from office
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/01/07/lgbtq-groups-condemn-capitol-siege-back-trump-removal-from-office/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Republicans Expect Crime to Increase Under Biden
(DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/police_crime/republicans_expect_crime_to_increase_under_biden

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— ‘Three people threatened to shoot me.’ Journalists describe covering mob violence at the US Capitol – Katherine Jacobsen
https://cpj.org/2021/01/three-people-threatened-to-shoot-me-journalists-describe-covering-mob-violence-at-the-us-capitol/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Banana Republicans: Eight GOP senators and 139 House members – including Ted Cruz and Kevin McCarthy – are branded ‘treason caucus’ and face calls for expulsion for objecting to Biden victory AFTER Capitol riot.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9122311/Seven-senators-138-House-members-called-treason-caucus-face-calls-expulsion-Congress.html

January 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Senate Runoffs in Georgia Will Shape What Biden Can Achieve in the White House – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/senate-runoffs-in-georgia-will-shape-what-biden-can-achieve-in-the-white-house/2408106/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Beaten 14th District Candidate to Contest Result in Congress.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/beaten-14th-district-candidate-to-contest-result-in-congress/2407778/

CBS2
— Contested Election Sows Divide Among GOP Lawmakers; Chicago Election Attorney Burt Odelson Calls It ‘A Dramatic, Dramatic Line In The Sand’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/03/contested-election-sows-divide-among-gop-lawmakers-chicago-election-attorney-calls-it-a-dramatic-dramatic-line-in-the-sand/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-recreational-marijuana-sales-on-fire-in-first-year-of-legalization

WGN TV
— Tax hike in Illinois? Lawmakers to meet Friday as state faces $4 billion deficit – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/tax-hike-in-illinois-lawmakers-to-meet-friday-as-state-faces-4-billion-deficit/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/04/crains-headlines-high-note-illinois-pot-sales

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/2020-recreational-marijuana-sales-reaches-1-billion-mark-in-2020/

WBEZ
— Illinois Democrats Say No Income Tax Hike In Lame-Duck Session. – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-democratic-leaders-say-no-tax-hike/12da4530-3116-4943-89a8-16cad7d3836c

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate majority at stake today in Peach State runoffs – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-georgia-runoff-election-results-20210105-torujxxjizdzphqhempcuohwl4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-weed-illinois-sales-record-20210104-vay6ivrbmndefg2itqudtizrmu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Since 1818, Illinois sent only 20 women to Congress; a record 7 are serving now. Freshman Rep. Marie Newman said when it comes to women in Congress, “I think we have opened a door that never will be closed again.” – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: How many of the following has Illinois sent to Congress: conservatives, German-Americans, Missouri Synod Lutherans, licensed CPAs, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Government Financial Managers, Certified Financial Services Auditors, Forensic Accountants, MBAs, graduate accounting degree holders, graduate finance degree holders, Postal employees, IRS employees, GAO employees, union members, political organization chairmen, etc.?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/1/4/22213602/illinois-record-number-women-congress-house-senate

DAILY HERALD
— Oberweis asks U.S. House to overturn Underwood victory – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/oberweis-asks-us-house-to-overturn-underwood-victory

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-sales-beat-predictions-debut-year

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Legislative leaders’ silence on lame-duck session leaves most in dark – Scott Reeder
https://www.sj-r.com/story/opinion/2021/01/05/illinois-lame-duck-legislative-session-shrouded-mystery/4136674001/

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— New Programs Helps Those with Cannabis Convictions – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: What if you had been a pot smoker? If I had been a pot smoker, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, c) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would not have hired me in 1980, e) GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966, NIU would not have accepted me in 1969, Loyola would not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul would not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT would not have accepted me in 1992 and I would not have earned degrees from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980 or IIT in 1997, g) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) I would not have become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=316747#.X_Q8GxkXCM8

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for Illinois ‘lame duck’ session – PETER HANCOCK
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-illinois-lame-duck-session/article_542e8e71-2f48-5a92-8ee0-786151279e9a.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 383 COVID-19 cases Monday, 12 deaths, region’s positivity rate rises to 10.2% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/05/dupage-county-reports-383-covid-19-cases-monday-12-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-102/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Outreach Efforts In Springfield Taking Shape To Counter Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black Community – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/outreach-efforts-springfield-taking-shape-counter-vaccine-hesitancy-among-black-community#stream/0
— Poland’s Government Tightens Its Control Over Media – ROB SCHMITZ
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/polands-government-tightens-its-control-over-media#stream/0

WEEK
— Republicans warn of tax increase, Democrats say it’s not on the agenda – Mike Miletich
https://week.com/2021/01/04/republicans-warn-of-tax-increase-democrats-say-its-not-on-the-agenda/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/despite-pandemic-illinois-legal-weed-sales-skyrocket

CENTER SQUARE
— State-funded program helps people expunge marijuana convictions – Elyse Kelly
(DIERSEN: What if you had been a pot smoker? If I had been a pot smoker, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, c) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would not have hired me in 1980, e) GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966, NIU would not have accepted me in 1969, Loyola would not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul would not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT would not have accepted me in 1992 and I would not have earned degrees from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980 or IIT in 1997, g) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) I would not have become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-funded-program-helps-people-expunge-marijuana-convictions/article_d542b9b4-4a1f-11eb-bca0-ff46f0f479be.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot Giving Out $40K Pandemic Pay Raises?
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/lightfoot-pandemic-payraises

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Printer Who Fingered Jack Franks in Illinois Integrity Fund Suit Charged with Income Tax Evasion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/printer-who-fingered-jack-franks-in-illinois-integrity-fund-suit-indicted/
— IL-14: Oberweis Not Giving Up
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/il-14-oberweis-not-giving-up/
— Objections Filed Against Four Lakewood Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/objections-filed-against-four-lakewood-candidates/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Charles Hillstrom
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board/
— Lame Duck Sessions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/lame-duck-sessions/
— Have You Noticed that Members of Caucuses Whose Members Have a Hard Time Raising Money Support Mike Madigan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/have-you-noticed-that-members-of-caucuses-whose-members-have-a-hard-time-raising-money-support-mike-madigan/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Channeling conservative energy: Challenging the electoral count is only the beginning
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/editorial-challenging-the-electoral-count-is-only-/
— Establishment institutions turning conservatives into outcasts. Rejecting the legitimacy of conservatism. – Daniel Pipes
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about establishment institutions in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservatism and conservatives.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/establishment-institutions-turning-conservatives-i/
— How exactly is Biden a ‘centrist’? – Cal Thomas
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, major donors, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who focus on destroying conservatives, that is, who focus on destroying Republicans, that is, who focus on destroying the Republican Party. I would on the aforesaid destroyers in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and those associated with them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/how-exactly-is-biden-a-centrist/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump’s Last Stand. Senate hangs in balance as Trump lashes out at Republicans. – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/trumps-last-stand/

FOX NEWS
— Politico reporter tells journalists: Call GOPers objecting to Biden win ‘radicals’, ‘extremists’ ‘It’s past time we reformed our political terminology,’ – Tim Alberta tweeted Sunday. – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am an extremist.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/politico-tim-alberta-republicans-radicals-extremists

BREITBART
— DHS: Half of the 2014-2020 Southern Migrants Still in U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: How many illegals do Democrats and RINOs employ in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see illegals as being their solders in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/04/dhs-half-of-the-2014-2020-southern-migrants-still-in-u-s/

NEWSMAX
— Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: Trump’s Call for January 6 Protests a ‘Type of Anarchy’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-host-trumps-call-january-6-protests-type-anarchy-1558768

PJ MEDIA
— BBC Says Jesus Was a Black Palestinian – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/01/01/bbc-says-jesus-was-a-black-palestinian-n1297980

TOWNHALL
— Did NBC News Resort to Base Reporting to Smear President Trump? – Brad Slager
https://townhall.com/columnists/bradslager/2021/01/05/did-nbc-news-resort-to-base-reporting-to-smear-president-trump-n2582548

ONE NEWS AMERICA
— Facebook Bans GOP Account, Allows Inflammatory DNC Ads
https://www.oann.com/facebook-bans-gop-account-allows-inflammatory-dnc-ads/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Top 10 Worst Cases of Big Tech Censorship in 2020 – Heather Moon
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/heather-moon/2021/01/04/top-10-worst-cases-big-tech-censorship-2020

LIFE SITE NEWS
— America looks to Tuesday Georgia run-off elections as future of country hangs in the balance. Tuesday’s run-off elections will determine who controls the U.S. Senate and have far-reaching consequences for the pro-life movement. – Michael Haynes
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/america-looks-to-tuesday-georgia-run-off-elections-as-future-of-country-hangs-in-the-balance

EPOCH TIMES
— Georgia State Senators Call on Pence to Delay Jan. 6 Electoral Vote – BOWEN XIAO
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-state-senators-pushing-pence-to-delay-jan-6-electoral-vote_3643538.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Republican Facebook ads for Georgia runoffs contain misinformation.”
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/532530-republican-facebook-ads-for-georgia-runoff-contain-misinformation
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater calls Trump’s Georgia call “far worse than Watergate.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/532502-carl-bernstein-calls-trump-georgia-call-far-worse-than-watergate
— Chamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden’s win – ZACK BUDRYK
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it has dumped individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/regulation/lobbying/532552-chamber-of-commerce-slams-gop-effort-to-challenge-bidens-win
— Attorney says census count to determine congressional seats won’t be done until February – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532636-attorney-says-census-count-to-determine-congressional-seats-wont-be

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The final Trump loyalty test for Congress is coming.”
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They focus on destroying those like me a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/politics/congress-state-of-play-trump-electoral-college-certification/index.html

REUTERS
— Newsmax, OAN vie for Trump loyalists as Georgia votes – Helen Coster, Lisa Richwine
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They focus on destroying those like me a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-georgia-conservative-med-idUSKBN29A147

POLITICO
— 117th Congress kicks off with GOP civil war, calls for impeachment and plexiglass – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2021/01/04/117th-congress-kicks-off-with-gop-civil-war-calls-for-impeachment-and-plexiglass-491281

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump and Gohmert’s election ploys prove Republican Party is now the anti-democracy party. Liberals and traditional conservatives must join in opposition to a party that has found a way to reject both democratic and conservative values.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow about their success in using “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-gohmert-s-election-ploys-prove-republican-party-now-anti-ncna1252792

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right.” How many Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman candidates will promise to use the IRP to get rid of the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-enablers-radical-right-conservative/2021/01/04/634edcda-4e97-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump sabotaging GOP on his way out of office with push to overturn election.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-sabotage-republicans/2021/01/04/df5d301e-4eb1-11eb-83e3-322644d82356_story.html

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump and Joe Biden vs. Facebook and Twitter: Why Section 230 could get repealed in 2021 – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying me for my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles they do not like. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, b) those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and/or their campaign volunteers, c) those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, and d) those who are/were leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. The aforesaid have focused on destroying me, but they have not sued the authors of the articles that they do not like.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/04/trump-biden-pelosi-section-230-repeal-facebook-twitter-google/4132529001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An Awesome Spectacle of Dishonesty and Opportunism. The GOP election challenge marks a new low-water mark for political cynicism.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-awesome-spectacle-of-dishonesty-and-opportunism-11609785211
— In Trump’s Final Days, Lines Are Drawn for a Republican Civil War. Amid the president’s loyalty test, the unanswerable question is whether he can maintain his hold on the party once out of office. – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-trumps-final-days-lines-are-drawn-for-a-republican-civil-war-11609772298

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Absolutely Appalling: A Few Republicans Condemn Trump’s Georgia Call, But Most Remain Silent.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/04/absolutely-appalling-a-few-republicans-condemn-trumps-georgia-call-but-most-remain-silent/

DESERET NEWS
— The culture war will continue to rage in 2021. Abortion, cancel culture and other issues that will define the struggle over America’s soul. – Jennifer Graham
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/3/22159761/cancel-culture-wars-abortion-media-partisan-divide-morality-trust-american-community

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow about their success in using “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-georgia-call-house-vote-electors-republicans-voter-fraud-lie.html

January 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Ted Cruz among senators to object to Electoral College certification of Joe Biden presidency
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ted-cruz-plans-objection-to-electoral-college-certification/9289536/
— Chicago holiday weekend gun violence leaves 17 shot, 3 killed across city
https://abc7chicago.com/17-shot-3-killed-in-chicago-over-holiday-weekend/9282783/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 4,762 cases, 29 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4762-covid-19-cases-29-coronavirus-deaths-/9289024/
— Better Government Association wants to know Illinoisans’ hopes for state in new year
(DIERSEN: Conservatives support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. Conservatives want Illinois to stop promoting dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination; the aforesaid drag Illinois down financially.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/bga-wants-to-know-illinoisans-hopes-for-il-in-2021/9285552/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Mitch McConnell’s home in Kentucky vandalized – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-mitch-mcconnells-home-in-kentucky-vandalized

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democrats made history on election day in Kane County in 2020 – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-faces-pierog-st-0103-20210102-ivkkbwr5j5czvaulodslivv4gy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Growing number of Republican lawmakers join Trump in effort to overturn the election. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Saturday announced a coalition of 11 senators who have been enlisted for Trump’s effort to subvert the will of American voters. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/2/22210747/growing-number-of-republican-lawmakers-join-trump-in-effort-to-overturn-the-election

DAILY HERALD
— Condominiums are spoke on real estate cycle – David M. Bendoff
(DIERSEN: I owned condominiums 1972-1984 and now again stating last month.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20210102/condominiums-are-spoke-on-real-estate-cycle
— McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2,000 relief fails
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210102/news/301029933/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announces he’ll oppose certification of Biden victory, demands emergency audit – Russell Falcon
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/texas-sen-ted-cruz-announces-hell-oppose-certification-of-biden-victory-demands-emergency-audit/

FOX ILLINOIS
— GOP senators to seek emergency audit of election results – AUSTIN DENEAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/gop-senators-seek-emergency-audit-of-election-results

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/02/thrive-shares-challenges-during-first-year-of-recreational-marijuana/

WIREPOINTS
— Wirepoints has a comprehensive pension reform plan to help fix Illinois.
https://wirepoints.org/pensionsolutions/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL 14 – No Word on Oberweis Recount
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/02/il-14-no-word-on-oberweis-recount/
— First Vaccines in McHenry County Go to Medical Folks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/01/first-vaccines-in-mchenry-county-go-to-medical-folks/
— Another “Stop the Steal” Rally in Schaumburg on the 3rd
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/01/another-stop-the-steal-rally-in-schaumburg-on-the-3rd/
— More Unemployment Money for Illinois as Pritzker Administration Cannot Stop Fraud
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/31/more-unemployment-money-for-illinois-as-pritzker-administration-cannot-stop-fraud/
— Republican Federal Income Tax Law Cut Home Values in McHenry County Over 8%, Data for Other Metro Counties
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/31/republican-federal-income-tax-law-cut-home-values-in-mchenry-county-over-8/
— Child Trafficking Charges Expanded against Illegal Aliens
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/30/child-trafficking-charges-expanded-against-illegal-aliens/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Anonymous donor gives Central Illinois Foodbank $500K gift – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/2/anonymous-donor-gives-central-illinois-foodbank-50/

FOX NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters at Fox News give Donna Brazile a platform to promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/georgia-senate-runoff-donna-brazile

AMERICAN THINKER
— Stopping the Democrats – Tom Keltner
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/01/stopping_the_democrats.html
— Dems plan rules changes for incoming House that weaken rights of GOP minority and eliminate ‘gendered terms’ – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/dems_plan_rules_changes_for_incoming_house_that_weaken_rights_of_gop_minority_and_eliminate_gendered_terms.html
— Antifa celebrates the new year by trashing downtown Portland – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/antifa_celebrates_the_new_year_by_trashing_downtown_portland.html
— The Stupid Party strikes again – Carol Brown
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/the_stupid_party_strikes_again.html
— Building your ‘digital ark’ for an age of techno-repression – Michael Devon
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/building_your_digital_ark_for_an_age_of_technorepression.html

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois expunges nearly 500,000 cannabis-related records
(DIERSEN: To use pot illegally is to shout that you reject the rule of law.)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/illinois-expunges-nearly-500000-cannabis-related-records/

TOWNHALL
— 11 GOP Senators Refuse to Certify the Election Results Until One Requirement Is Met – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/02/cruz-is-leading-a-gop-senate-coalition-to-oppose-election-results-n2582448
— Why Antifa Decided to Vandalize Pelosi’s Home – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/02/antifa-targets-nancy-pelosis-house-n2582438

PJ MEDIA
— Black Man at Brown University Forced Out of His Job by Rich, White Leftists – BRYAN PRESTON
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/01/02/black-man-at-brown-university-forced-out-of-his-job-by-rich-white-leftists-n1300799

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Dems objected to electoral votes of 3 GOP presidents. Did you hear from Romney, Sasse or Kinzinger? – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/02/dems-objected-to-electoral-votes-of-3-gop-presidents-did-you-hear-from-romney-sasse-or-kinzinger-1011750/

EPOCH TIMES
— 11 More GOP Senators to Object to Electoral College Votes – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/11-more-gop-senators-to-object-to-electoral-college-votes_3641087.html
— Federal Court Rules Trump Can Bar Uninsured Immigrants From Entering United States – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/federal-court-rules-trump-can-bar-uninsured-immigrants-from-entering-united-states_3641039.html
— Facebook Shuts Down Page for GOP Senate Campaigns Just Before Georgia Runoffs – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/facebook-shuts-down-page-for-gop-senate-campaigns-just-before-georgia-runoffs_3640865.html

THE HILL
— 11 Senate Republicans say they will object to Electoral College results Wednesday – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532366-11-senate-republicans-say-they-will-object-to-electoral-college-results-on
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why Democratic gains in the suburbs will outlast Trump.” Ever-increasingly, hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-hating hypocritical Republican-haters hypocritically move in to DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/532359-why-democratic-gains-in-the-suburbs-will-outlast-trump
— Biden VA pick faces ‘steep learning curve’ at massive agency – ELLEN MITCHELL
(DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors wasted my knowledge of IRS. GAO audits IRS. After working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 level, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, in 1980, when I was 31 year old, I transferred from IRS to GAO. My Democrat GAO superiors refused to assign me to audits of IRS 1980-1985 and then from 1989 until they forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/531950-biden-va-pick-faces-steep-learning-curve-at-massive-agency
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But service groups and unions worry that limited firsthand experience with the VA may lead to a slow start for McDonough, 51, if he ends up taking the helm of what’s considered one of the most difficult federal agencies to run due to its sheer size and scope. . .But you can only see and learn so much at a time,” said Joe Chenelly, executive director of Amvets, a veterans advocacy group with more than 250,000 members. “I do think there’s a steep learning curve to move into something so massive.”)

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats take early lead as early voting ends in Georgia runoffs – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2021/01/02/democrats-take-early-lead-as-early-voting-ends-in-georgia/
— Teaching ‘white fragility’ is bad for kids of color – Rav Arora
https://nypost.com/2021/01/02/teaching-white-fragility-is-bad-for-kids-of-color/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But then, in that same week, my 15-year-old brother told me he is learning about the concept of “systemic racism” in his English class. His teacher instructed her students that white people in our society are privileged and people of color are marginalized and disadvantaged. She went on to divide the class into groups and told them to discuss “white fragility” — the feeling of discomfort white people experience when forced to confront racial inequality. But the lesson actually left my brother, one of five people of color in his class, feeling awkward and discomforted. What he had been raised to see as a trivial and unimportant trait — the color of his skin — was suddenly spotlighted and politically charged, and all his white classmates were implicitly being told to see him as different from them, and vice versa. In the wake of protests after the police killing of George Floyd, the influence of Robin DiAngelo’s 2018 book “White Fragility” has spread far and wide. It has dominated Amazon and New York Times bestseller lists. It has been discussed on late-night TV, in workplace diversity seminars, and now even in children’s classrooms. Seattle Public Schools held training for teachers in which they were told the US is a “race-based white-supremacist society” and white teachers must “bankrupt [their] privilege in acknowledgment of [their] thieved inheritance,” according to documents recently obtained by journalist Christopher Rufo. . .The most troubling aspect of the White Fragility doctrine — and the broader “anti-racist” movement — is that race is considered the defining feature of human experience.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Trump Allies in Congress Plan to Challenge Joe Biden’s Electoral College Win. Effort on Jan. 6 to get House, Senate to overturn some states’ election results could force debate and votes. – Siobhan Hughes and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-trump-allies-in-congress-plan-to-challenge-joe-bidens-electoral-college-win-11609588800
— Several GOP Senators Plan to Contest Some Electoral College Results. The move by Trump allies isn’t expected to succeed in overturning President-elect Joe Biden’s win. Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/group-of-gop-senators-plans-to-reject-some-electoral-college-results-11609613305

MORNING HERALD
— What are you doing in 2021? – CATHY BROWNFIELD
(DIERSEN: I will continue to put together a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email and send it out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.morningjournalnews.com/news/local-news/2021/01/what-are-you-doing-in-2021/

NEWSWEEK
— Trump’s Flagship Golf Resort Has Now Lost $61 million in Six Years – BRENDAN COL
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-golf-resort-turnberry-now-lost-61-million-six-years-1558490
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes a hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater.
https://www.newsweek.com/john-bolton-donald-trump-republicans-tear-apart-1558499

January 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,201 cases, 157 coronavirus deaths; state testing sites closed New Year’s Day
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7201-covid-19-cases-157-coronavirus-deaths-/9259392/
— In a first, Congress overrides Trump veto of defense bill – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/in-a-first-congress-overrides-trump-veto-of-defense-bill/9261431/

NBC5
— GOP Torn Over Trump’s Electoral College Challenge of Biden
— Pence faces pressure to join Republicans trying to overturn the election
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/gop-torn-over-trumps-electoral-college-challenge-of-biden/2406250/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Naperville council to consider allowing more marijuana-related businesses – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-other-cannabis-businesses-naperville-st-0103-20210101-fmmt2yxw7ndcrej64qnx3rqsca-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After 3 years of progress, Chicago’s murder tally skyrockets in 2020. The uptick was felt across the city as 20 of the CPD’s 22 police districts recorded more murders. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/12/31/22208002/chicago-murders-2020-skyrocket-crime-violence-cpd-homicides

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County mayors look ahead to 2021
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20210101/dupage-county-mayors-look-ahead-to-2021

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers promote tax revenues from pot sales.
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/01/illinois-nets-more-than-582m-in-revenue-from-recreational-marijuana-sales-in-2020/

CAPITOL FAX
— Majority of Latinx House members express support for Madigan’s reelection
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/01/majority-of-latinx-house-members-express-support-for-madigans-reelection/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Senate overturns Trump’s NDAA veto, marking first of presidency – Lauren Toms
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/1/senate-overturns-trumps-ndaa-veto-marking-first-pr/
— Senate adjourns without passing $2,000 stimulus check legislation – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/1/senate-adjourns-without-passing-2000-stimulus-chec/

BREITBART
— At Least 140 House Republicans Expected to Object to Electoral College Vote – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/01/at-least-140-house-republicans-expected-to-object-to-electoral-college-vote/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Did Dead Voters Tip the Election? 4 Things You Need to Know – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/01/did-dead-voters-tip-the-election-4-things-you-need-to-know/

TOWNHALL
— As Pence Moves to Dismiss Election Lawsuit, The Number of House GOP Reps Objecting to 2020 Results Skyrockets – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/12/31/as-pence-moves-to-dismiss-election-lawsuit-the-number-of-house-gop-reps-objectin-n2582418
— Oh, The GOP Base Is Moving Away…From Trump? Says Who? – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/01/01/adam-kinzinger-dead-wrong-about-direction-of-gop-n2582364
— How the Proposed House Rules Package Continues the Left’s ‘War on the Family’ – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2021/01/01/gendered-terms-changed-in-house-rules-n2582434

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Massive Amounts of Evidence Will Be Presented’ on Jan. 6: Trump – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/massive-amounts-of-evidence-will-be-presented-on-jan-6-trump_3640546.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger hits back at Fox News host Mark Levin after criticism – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532332-gop-congressman-hits-back-at-fox-news-host-after-criticism

NEW YORK TIMES
— 32 More Countries Have Found the More Contagious Virus Variant First Seen in Britain. The U.S. vaccination campaign is plagued by delays, mistakes and, in one Wisconsin hospital, deliberate sabotage. France reports a welter of illegal New Year’s parties, including a rave that drew 2,500 people.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/01/world/covid-19-coronavirus-updates#British-variant-Turkey-US-travel-restrictions

WASHINGTON POST
— D.C. is becoming a protest battleground. In a polarized nation, experts say that’s unlikely to change. – Marissa J. Lang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/washington-dc-protests/2021/01/01/da743c20-4a68-11eb-839a-cf4ba7b7c48c_story.html

TIME
— After a ‘Rainbow Wave’ in 2020’s Elections, Here’s What the New Class of LGBTQ Lawmakers Expect From a Biden Presidency – SUYIN HAYNES (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will employers officially get rid of their employees who do promote LGBTQ, b) will organizations officially get rid of their members who do not promote LGBTQ, and c) will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries officially get rid of their residents who do not promote LGBTQ?)
https://time.com/5924084/lgbtq-lawmakers-biden/

FORBES
— Trump Offers New Details On ‘Wild’ Rally To Protest Election Results
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/01/01/trump-offers-new-details-on-wild-rally-to-protest-election-results-and-dc-authorities-are-gearing-up-for-it/

LGBTQ NATION
— LGBTQ political trailblazers share their New Year’s resolutions – Molly Sprayregen (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will employers officially get rid of their employees who do promote LGBTQ, b) will organizations officially get rid of their members who do not promote LGBTQ, and c) will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries officially get rid of their residents who do not promote LGBTQ?)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/lgbtq-political-trailblazers-share-new-years-resolutions/

December 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 8,009 cases, 133 coronavirus deaths. New COVID-19 variant may already be circulating in Illinois, Dr. Arwady says.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-8009-covid-19-cases-133-coronavirus-deaths-/9229960/
— Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announces resignation effective late Thursday night
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-republican-leader-bill-brady-announces-resignation-/9231043/

NBC5
— Sen. David Perdue Quarantines After Contact With Someone Infected With Covid, Days Before Georgia Runoff – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/sen-david-perdue-quarantines-after-contact-with-someone-infected-with-covid-days-before-georgia-runoff/2405886/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Patients are dying like flies’: California nurse in ICU begs the public to stop being careless
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/patients-are-dying-like-flies-nurse-in-icu-begs-community-to-stop-being-careless

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 133 more Illinois coronavirus deaths with positivity rate trending upward into new year. Since COVID-19 claimed its first Illinois victim March 16, an average of about 57 people have died with the virus every day — or about one fatality every 25 minutes. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/12/31/22208068/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-vaccine-pritzker-covid-19-dec-31
— Illinois corruption wins if the players change but the rules remain the same. With two important votes on Jan. 13, the Illinois House can dismantle not just the Mike Madigan Machine, but the system that gave him his unprecedented power. – Matt Paprocki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/31/22207045/illinois-politics-corruption-speaker-michael-madigan-springfield-house-matt-paprocki

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After giving up GOP leadership post, three-time candidate for governor Bill Brady resigns from the Illinois Senate – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-bill-brady-resigns-illinois-senate-20201231-u5vv2lrrgvhnbg56arq2if2tou-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A fearless look ahead after a dreadful year.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-predictions-news-sports-2021-zorn-20201231-zrhr5q4dmndg3ddpjrlw442uha-story.html
— Stimulus will help, but problems remain for Lake County residents impacted by coronavirus downturn – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-stimulus-st-0101-20201231-jvdfl4gnmzgpnh4cgecdsdvjpm-story.html
— Illinois expunges nearly half a million cannabis cases as part of legalization – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
(DIERSEN: What unfair advantages have you had in life? My critics/opponents would hint/imply/argue/shout that my not using pot gave me unfair advantages in life. If I had been a pot user, a) the Post Office would not hired me in 1966, b) Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, c) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, d) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) GAO would not have hired me 1980 and promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have admitted me in 1966, g) NIU would not have admitted me in 1969 and I would not have graduated in 1970, h) Loyola would not have admitted me in 1972 and I would not have graduated in 1976, i) DePaul would not have admitted me in 1976 and I would not have graduated in 1980, j) IIT would not have admitted me in 1992 and I would not have graduated in 1992, k) I would not have gotten married in 1978, l) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, m) I would not have passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, n) I would not have bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc., o) I would not have bought real estate in 1972, 1974, and 1976, p) my wife and I would not have bought real estate in 1978, 1984, and 2020, q) I would not have bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994, r) etc. I should write a book about pot users who hint/imply/argue/shout that I would have been much more successful in life if I had been a pot user.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-pardons-expungements-20201231-mrhs3n7tsvchthlfexg3c5zdwm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Suburbs seeing another uptick in COVID-19 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201231/suburbs-seeing-another-uptick-in-covid-19-cases
— Is a slate a political party? The answer could decide fate for 2 Mount Prospect candidates – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201231/is-a-slate-a-political-party-the-answer-could-decide-fate-for-2-mount-prospect-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Dozens received COVID shots from spoiled vials. The vaccinations—part of a batch a “bad actor” pharmacist left out of refrigeration at a Wisconsin hospital—may not be effective, Advocate Aurora officials say. Now law enforcement is involved. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/dozens-received-covid-shots-spoiled-vials

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois Senate minority leader resigns from office; Bill Brady won’t reveal reasons – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2020/12/31/illinois-senate-gop-leader-resigns-office/4102929001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Bill Brady announces resignation from Illinois Senate
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/bill-brady-announces-resignation-from-illinois-senate/article_6c4454bd-6819-50e5-89ef-97e1384648da.html
— Reaction to state Sen. Bill Brady’s New Year’s Eve resignation – Kade Heather, Kelsey Watznauer
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/reaction-to-state-sen-bill-bradys-new-years-eve-resignation/article_6c4454bd-6819-50e5-89ef-97e1384648da.html

WGLT
— Bill Brady Resigns From Illinois Senate, Leaves Door Open For Another Run – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/bill-brady-resigns-illinois-senate-leaves-door-open-another-run#stream/0

CANTON DAILY LEDGER
— Whither the GOP in Illinois? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.cantondailyledger.com/story/opinion/2020/12/31/there-era-where-party-organization-mattered/4099368001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Written in quill pen (not literally; it was 1965), my master’s thesis was about “Leaderless Politics: The Illinois Republican Party.” Not much has changed. That was an era when party organization mattered. My thesis was that when Republicans lost control of the governorship, the party became leaderless. Not much has changed. Back then, political patronage provided party leaders with influence over elections. My research showed that under GOP Gov. Bill Stratton (1953-60), 83 of the state’s 102 Republican county chairmen held state jobs. Guess who ran the party? Without a governor and jobs, the party was rudderless. First, TV in the 1960s and now billionaire self-funders and donors have replaced political party organizations as the primary conduits to the voters. Patronage is mostly gone, by Supreme Court dictum. Political parties have traditionally had three basic functions: Set forth a platform of values and policies for voters to consider; Recruit attractive candidates, and Work to nominate the candidates in the primary and then get them elected, so they can implement the platform inside government. The Illinois Republican Party does little of this anymore. The role of party platforms has been underappreciated. Party leaders used to wrestle over platform planks at their conventions. The platforms, by a kind of osmosis and over time, provided helpful cues for voters. That is, the GOP favors small business, while the Dems are for the working stiffs. Most of that is gone today, and voters are adrift, captivated yet confused by a Tower of Babel issuing relentlessly from the internet. The Illinois state GOP is a paper tiger. It has no money nor clout over county parties. The county parties are mostly toothless as well. There are exceptions. For example, county GOP chairs Jan Weber in Henry and Aren Hansen in Grundy have in recent years almost singlehandedly turned local offices from Dem to GOP. Mary Brookhart in McDonough County also has a strong county party; her team knows how to get out the vote. The Illinois GOP is at present recruiting a new statewide party chair. Different from a number of states that have large, professional staff and paid chairs, the Illinois party has but one staffer (very sharp Derek Murphy) and a volunteer chair. With megabucks ex-Governor Bruce Rauner gone, the state party has barely two nickels to rub together. The struggle for party control, as if it mattered, is apparently between a Trump-thumping faction versus an “establishment” faction, neither with a clear platform. The old adage that “all politics is local” is no longer true. Successful local candidates in small town and rural Illinois tend to feel they must pay more than lip service to the Trump brand of nativist populism. This effectively leaves lifestyle tolerant, pro-choice, balanced budget, free market, business-friendly folks like me outside the party, or so I feel. What does the future hold for the Illinois GOP? I expect to see Trump 2024 signs soon replacing the thousands of the 2020 versions on lawns and farmyards across mid-America; however, insiders I talk with predict the Trump brand will fade rather quickly, as he likely becomes ensnarled in nasty tax and legal problems. Over the past half century, Republican leaders have also seen their base slip away, literally. Since about 1970, two million or so whites have departed the state in net terms, replaced largely by Latinos and, to a lesser extent, Asian-Americans. When I was a state legislator in 1970, 12% of Illinois residents were of a minority group; today, it is 36%. From 1977 to 2003, the Illinois GOP enjoyed a 26-year, unbroken string of Republican governors. In contrast, this year Joe Biden clobbered Trump in Illinois 57-40 percent, in what pundits call a firmly Blue state. The big prize in 2022 will be the governor’s mansion, not that anyone lives there anymore. Gov. JB Pritzker is considered vulnerable, following his botched, disastrous campaign for increased taxes on high earners, and because of the unenviable role he has in trying to corral COVID-19. In a district on the edges of metropolitan Chicago, GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger has been critical of Trump while supportive of his policies. He appears to be positioning himself for a run for higher office – governor, close observers report. I also find state Senators Jason Barickman of Bloomington and Sue Rezin of Morris attractive. Both are smart and capable, and might have some appeal in the suburbs. But they and other aspirants from the political ranks must nowadays almost expect outsider megabucks sorts to crash into the GOP’s party. The race will be wide open, and the leaderless state GOP will be but a bystander.)

WILLIAM J KELLY
— 2021 is the Year Americans Take Their Country Back
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#kelly-2021-is-the-year-americans-take-their-country-back

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sangamon County allows indoor dining to governor’s chagrin – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/31/1-illinois-county-allows-indoor-dining-to-governor/
— Mitch McConnell: Democrats want ‘socialism for rich people’ with $2,000 checks – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/31/mitch-mcconnell-democrats-want-socialism-rich-peop/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— CNN chief admits he will not cover Biden administration fairly – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/cnn-chief-biden/
— Biden, Harris ignore Black Lives Matter after campaigning on racial justice. Only using them for winning? – Julia Johnson
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/biden-harris-ignore-blm/

BREITBART
— Over 4,100 People Shot in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago in 2020 – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/31/over-4100-people-shot-in-mayor-lightfoots-chicago-in-2020/

BLAZE
— Republican congressman claims Trump’s base is turning against him, calls fundraising from election a scam. Kinzinger accused politicians of raising money by giving Trump supporters false hope. – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/kinzinger-trump-claims-scam

DAILY CALLER
— New Jobless Claims Decrease To 787,000, Economists Expected 828,000 – THOMAS CATENACCI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/31/new-jobless-claims-decrease-below-economists-expectations/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Enough Already With Using Cartoons and Cookies to Sell LGBTQ Agenda to Kids – Nicole Russell
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/12/30/enough-already-with-using-cartoons-and-cookies-to-sell-lgbtq-agenda-to-kids/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Democrats Destroyed All the Savings of Americans Three Times Over And added a Broken Glass Belt to the Rust Belt. – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/12/democrat-destroyed-all-savings-americans-three-daniel-greenfield/

THE HILL
— Pence asks judge to toss GOP lawmaker’s bid to overturn election results – JOHN KRUZEL
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/532273-pence-asks-judge-to-toss-gop-lawmakers-bid-to-overturn-election

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump 2024? Only one president has returned to power after losing reelection. If President Trump runs again in four years, he would be trying to follow in Grover Cleveland’s footsteps. – Ronald G. Shafer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/12/28/grover-cleveland-trump-non-consecutive-terms/
— The first millennials turn 40 on Jan. 1. That’s old enough to sue for age discrimination. – Andrew Van Dam
(DIERSEN: In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They had a) given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, b) made it clear that they would never promote me beyond GS-13, c) gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, d) kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 9 years that I worked for GAO, and e) forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. The Democrats who run GAO get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they do not promote 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 GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/12/29/millennial-age-discrimination/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Republicans won half of California’s U.S. House seats they lost in 2018. Here’s how – JENNIFER HABERKORN
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-12-20/republicans-recaptured-half-of-californias-u-s-house-seats-lost-in-2018-heres-how

USA TODAY
— ‘Wild Protests:’ Police brace for pro-Trump demonstrations when Congress meets Jan. 6 to formalize Biden’s win – David Jackson and Matthew Brown
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/12/31/elections-protest-dc-police-brace-donald-trump-demonstrators/4097472001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Senator Josh Hawley Says He Will Force Votes on Joe Biden’s Win. Joint session of Congress to meet next week to certify electoral votes. – Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senator-says-he-will-force-votes-on-bidens-win-11609348249
— Trump Administration Extends Ban on H-1B and Other Work Visas, Green Cards. Renewal of a policy criticized by businesses leaves incoming Biden administration with another immigration dilemma. – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-extends-ban-on-h-1b-and-other-work-visas-green-cards-11609455695

NEWSWEEK
— As Trump Supporters Plan Mass Election Protest, Businesses Prepare for Possible Violence – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-supporters-plan-mass-election-protest-businesses-prepare-possible-violence-1558334

ABC HARRISBURG
— The states people left in 2020 — and why
(DIERSEN: Democrats run Illinois. They focus on driving out of Illinois those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.abc27.com/news/the-states-people-left-in-2020-and-why/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois experienced a similar population decline, dropping from 12,667,017 residents to 12,587,530 in 2020 — a nearly 80,000-person decrease. It’s the seventh year in a row the state has seen such a decline, and the Census Bureau estimates that more than a quarter-million people have left the state in the past decade — about triple the losses of other states. “Illinois’ record population loss is a symptom of declining public and private investments. Rising pension debt coupled with an increasing tax burden have raised costs for Illinoisans,” Illinois Policy Institute chief economist Orphe Divounguy told The Pantagraph. “It’s become clear that Illinois leaders are not committed to changing course. Every year taxes go up, and yet there are fewer and less reliable services.” Other theories attribute the decrease to a general decline in national population growth, thanks to lower birth rates, less immigration and, perhaps, deaths related to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

STATEHOUSE FILE
— Social media played a big role in connecting candidates with voters – LaMonte Richardson Jr.
(DIERSEN: Facebook is a Democrat website.)
http://thestatehousefile.com/43667/social-media-played-a-big-role-in-connecting-candidates-with-voters/

PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE
— Will Biden Presidency Change Age, Gender Stereotypes?
https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-12-30/womens/will-biden-presidency-change-age-gender-stereotypes/a72646-1

GOVERNING
— Democrats Need Progressive Voters. Blaming Them Should Stop. – JABARI SIMAMA
(DIERSEN: One could say “Republicans need conservative voters. Blaming them should stop.”)
https://www.governing.com/now/Democrats-Need-Progressive-Voters-Blaming-Them-Should-Stop.html

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