January 20 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Republican U.S. Senate candidates to meet Saturday in Schaumburg (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/republican-us-senate-candidates-to-meet-saturday-in-schaumburg
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Schaumburg Township Republican Organization will hold a candidate forum Saturday, Jan. 25, for the Republican U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois. The invited candidates are Casey Chlebek, Mark Curran, Peggy Hubbard, Robert Marshall and Tom Tarter. The moderator will Committeeman Joe Folisi. A question-and-answer period, followed by a straw poll, will conclude the meeting. The program will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.)
— DuPage County once again raising concerns about cell antenna law – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/dupage-county-once-again-raising-concerns-about-cell-antenna-law
— Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200120/news/301209904/

WGN TV
— Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case – AP AND TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/20/trumps-lawyers-urge-dismissal-of-flimsy-impeachment-case/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/5865876/

NBC5
— Prince Harry Blames ‘Powerful Media’ for Why He’s Stepping From Royals Harry, 35, has made no secret of his disdain for Britain’s tabloid media in the past, with both he and Meghan filing lawsuits against press outlets last fall
https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/prince-harry-no-other-option-but-to-cut-royal-ties/2203835/

WTTW
— Pot Makes Pets Sick, Says Veterinary Group – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/20/pot-makes-pets-sick-says-veterinary-group

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate president race: Accusations of personal betrayal and payback fly furiously Publicly, Senate Democrats came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, but Harmon’s rival in the race, Kimberly Lightford, later blamed former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his son, Sen. Emil Jones III., for her loss. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— John Cullerton resigns from Illinois Senate After more than four decades in office, John Cullerton, who served as the 38th president of the Illinois Senate, resigned from his Senate seat Monday. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/20/21074382/john-cullerton-resigns-illinois-senate
— Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights The protesters, who were mostly white and male, came out in strong numbers despite to the chilly temperature to send a message to legislators, they said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074002/virginia-gun-rights-rally-capital
— Get out of the way, Senators, and let journalists cover the impeachment trial right You have to wonder what the Senate’s Republican majority, which sets the rules, are afraid you might see and hear. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have organized conservative and Republican events since 2000 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who did not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074154/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-press-restrictions-journalists
— Deflecting questions about Madigan, Pritzker talks about goals for the legislative session The governor will let investigative process work as he focuses on recreational marijuana, downstate broadband and other issues. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/20/21071155/jb-pritzker-michael-madigan-investigation-comed-downstate-broadband-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gun control advocates use Virginia gun rally to promote gun control.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-virginia-rally-richmond-gun-control-northam-trump-huppke-20200120-gb74ysw2anbh5h25cfv6auhefy-story.html
— A ‘wealth tax’ is not the magic bullet Warren and Sanders say it is – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-warren-wealth-tax-sanders-chapman-20200117-zyjuuwtaxvakbbibwcdqhakkxu-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford hospital sees spike in severe vomiting among daily cannabis users – Georgette Braun
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200120/rockford-hospital-sees-spike-in-severe-vomiting-among-daily-cannabis-users

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Rock Island County to vote on allowing refugees to settle in the county. Action would defy Trump’s executive order – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-to-vote-on-allowing-refugees-to-settle/article_f118275c-7fd5-56b4-b0a3-05b829c66892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gov. Pritzker’s Lawyers Trying To Shield Him From Deposition In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gov-pritzkers-lawyers-trying-shield-him-deposition-racial-discrimination-lawsuit#stream/0

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://wrex.com/2020/01/20/illinois-marijuana-shortage-has-rockford-medical-cannabis-patients-concerned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Marter Touts Pro-Life Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/jim-marter-touts-pro-life-position/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Endorsed by PearlPAC, Podcast with EMILY’s List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-endorsed-by-pearlpac-podcast-with-emilys-list/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Announces His Five Top Issues with Position Papers Coming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-jerry-evans-announces-his-five-top-issues-with-position-papers-coming/ 
— Oberweis Signs Balanced Budget Pledge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/oberweis-signs-balanced-budget-pledge/
— The Virginia Gun Rights Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/the-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Oliver proven wrong again – resignation her best option – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/01/dupage-township-trustee-oliver-proven-wrong-again-resignation-her-best-option/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WALLACE: DR. KING VERSUS COLIN KAEPERNICK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wallace-dr-king-versus-colin-kaepernick.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERING 574 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-call-for-investigation-of-mistakenly-registering-574-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— IN LIGHT OF DMV VOTER REGISTRATION “MISTAKE,” SHOULD SEC OF STATE WHITE RESIGN?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/in-light-of-dmv-voter-registration-mistake-should-sec-of-state-white-resign-.html
— CHICAGO WOMEN MARCHERS PROMOTE LEFT-WING CAUSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-womens-marchers-honor-terrorist.html
— MARTER POINTS TO 14TH CD PRIMARY OPPONENTS’ “WEAK STANDS” ON THE LIFE ISSUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/marter-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— John Cullerton has now officially resigned from the Illinois Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/20/john-cullerton-has-now-officially-resigned-from-illinois-senate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rallygoers: ‘Put down the gun and pick up a book’ – Victor Morton 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/david-hogg-mocks-insults-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Buttigieg says Trump harming ‘mental health’ of minorities – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-says-trump-harming-mental-health-of-minorities 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March struggles to regain footing
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83213

AMERICAN THINKER
— Immigration problems solved! – A. Welderson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/immigration_problems_solved.html
— The elephant in the room lifting Trump’s re-election prospects – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_elephant_in_the_room_lifting_trumps_reelection_prospects.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later The mob did not get away with defaming Nick Sandmann. In fact, people victimized by the media’s new normal are now fighting back. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/?mc_cid=bc397fb07d&mc_eid=2e2743e91e

DAILY CALLER
— NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’ – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/nbc-reporter-tweet-gun-rights-rally-white-supremacist/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Drive-Bys and Democrats Wanted Violence in Virginia
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/drive-bys-and-democrats-want-violence-in-virginia/

PJ MEDIA
— Fake-News MSNBC Host Claims ‘Thousands’ of ‘White Nationalists’ Are ‘Swarming’ Virginia 2A Rally – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-msnbc-host-claims-thousands-of-white-nationalists-are-swarming-virginia-2a-rally/

LIFE NEWS
— New York Times: Women Should Vote for Pro-Abortion Women Just Because They’re Women – CLAY WATERS 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/20/new-york-times-women-should-vote-for-pro-abortion-women-just-because-theyre-women/

BIZ PACK REVIEW
— City spends over $300K in taxpayer money to ban Chick-fil-A from airport – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/20/city-spends-over-300k-in-taxpayer-money-to-ban-chick-fil-a-from-airport-877698

ABC NEWS
— Trump administration targets ‘birth tourism’ with new vetting plans for visas It’s the latest move in Trump’s crackdown on legal avenues for immigration. – Quinn Owen
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-targets-birth-tourism-vetting-plans-visas/story?id=68406386
— Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally The governor’s state of emergency bans all weapons from Capitol grounds. – Ivan Pereira
https://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-brace-massive-gun-rights-rally-richmond-virginia/story?id=68328504

NBC NEWS
— Marijuana is risky for people taking common heart medications How people ingest marijuana, along with the drug’s purity, are the biggest risk factors, doctors say. – Kaitlin Sullivan
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/marijuana-risky-people-taking-common-heart-medications-n1118181

NEW YORK TIMES
— Virginia Gun Rally Live Updates: 22,000 Protesters Oppose New Gun Laws – Sabrina Tavernise, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Timothy Williams and Sarah Mervosh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/virginia-gun-rally.html
— Bloomberg Offers Plan to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality – AP (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government has used Affirmative Action and EEOC to tackle racial economic inequity. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/19/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-bloomberg.html
— On King Holiday, 2020 Democrats March Arm in Arm to Honor His Legacy Most of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls took part in speeches, a march and a rally in the state capital, before heading to an Iowa forum focused on minority communities. – Stephanie Saul
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/politics/democratic-candidates-mlk-day.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump on Virginia gun rally: Dems trying to take away 2nd Amendment rights – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/01/20/trump-on-virginia-gun-rally-dems-trying-to-take-away-2nd-amendment-rights/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thousands of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally in Virginia Event at state Capitol is peaceful, despite earlier concerns violence would break out – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-officials-on-guard-for-pro-gun-rally-in-richmond-11579516202

LGBTQ NATION
— Most of Trump’s impeachment lawyers have strong résumés (of anti-LGBTQ advocacy) The lawyers serving on Trump’s impeachment defense are pretty much a religious right dream team – with one, glaring exception. – John Gallagher 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/trumps-impeachment-defense-team-strong-resumes-anti-lgbtq-advocacy/

January 19 Morning Edition

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Being legal doesn’t make it good – Sherri M. Askren, President, United Way of Danville Area (DIERSEN: If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, you should be speaking out against pot. The leaders of the Illinois Republican Party and the leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations should be submitting letters to the editor like this one. Republican candidates and elected officials in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality should be submitting letters to the editor like this one. The leaders of charitable, religious, health, education, law enforcement, etc. organizations in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality should be submitting letters to the editor like this one.)
https://www.commercial-news.com/community/askren-being-legal-doesn-t-make-it-good/article_6b30c460-37e4-11ea-b883-db16c7d6b622.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Good Sunday morning, everyone! How do you feel about the new Illinois law legalizing marijuana? There are pros and cons to it, as there are to any topic, and everyone has his or her own opinion. I hadn’t given a lot of thought on it until I went to Walmart shopping this week. The smell of pot was everywhere — walking by people in the grocery aisles and really strong at the self-checkout lanes on the east end of the store. As a joke I said I think I could have gotten high without even smoking it if I stayed in there much longer. But here is the reality of what I am saying. The strong aroma of marijuana means to me that they most likely smoked it shortly before they came into the store, possibly while driving to the store. It is against the law to smoke marijuana while driving, just as it is against the law to drink alcohol while driving. The possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, by the driver or passenger, is not permitted unless it is in a sealed, odor-proof, child-resistant cannabis container. What else is not permitted according to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services? Using cannabis knowingly in close physical proximity to anyone under the age of 21 years of age who is not a registered medical cannabis patient. Smoking cannabis in any place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Facilitating the use of cannabis by any person who is not allowed to use cannabis. The only positive effect of smoking marijuana that I have found is the reduction of chronic pain and it cures a type of epilepsy known as Lennox-Gestaut Syndrome. To me the negative effects outweigh the good, though. Smoking marijuana causes the heart rate to increase by at least 20 beats per minute, and the risk of heart attacks is four times as high as for a person who doesn’t smoke it. Marijuana causes a sting in the mouth and throat and often triggers coughing. Scientist found that people who smoke it regularly had respiratory problems. It also has four times the amount of tar and twice as many carcinogens than tobacco, therefore giving a greater risk to developing lung cancer. As for mothers who smoked marijuana during pregnancy, their babies were born with a delayed neurological development. Causing them problems with memory and responding to visual stimuli. I will admit I was shocked to see the extremely long line of people waiting January one to purchase the product. Many of the dispensaries in Illinois ran out and they and the state made more money in that one day then originally predicted. But just because the state of Illinois decided it was a good idea to legalize marijuana doesn’t mean it’s legal to smoke where you want, when you want, just keep that in mind. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are you getting paid for that social post? Companies tap employees to spread more ‘authentic’ message online. – LAUREN ZUMBACH (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Have the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and/or the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations asked you to post messages online? If so, what kinds of messages? I should write a book about IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders who do not want me include links in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails 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 IRP platform and/or in the Republican National Committee (RNC) platform. They talk and/or act like they want the IRP and RNC to dump those planks and to dump those voters, organizations, companies, and governments that support those planks.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-employee-social-media-influencers-20200117-jv6zjtf5kndqbif65ca6dfj6ie-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/whats-up-next-for-legal-weed-in-illinois

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/blogs/flick/flick-marijuana-traffic-jams-they-re-here/article_de6ce8c7-57db-594a-8d13-15d4163299af.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/cannabis-shortages-are-common-after-legalization-but-may-continue-in/article_6009a2f5-ae12-5fed-afb2-3e4bf5904856.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/no-escape-senators-to-be-quiet-unplugged-for-trump-trial/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Receives Update of Electronic Health Records Implementation and Impact to 2020 Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/19/il-14-lauren-underwood-receives-update-of-electronic-health-records-implementation-and-impact-to-2020-elections/ 
— DeWitt Advises Small Businesses of Minimum Wage Tax Credit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/19/dewitt-advises-small-businesses-of-minimum-wage-tax-credit/ 
— Illinois House District #66: Carolyn Schofield on Offense with Allen Skillicorn Ethics Complaint
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/18/illinois-house-district-66-carolyn-schofield-on-offense-with-allen-skillicorn-ethics-complaint/ 

FOX NEWS
— Left fears black voters are fleeing from the Democratic Party
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/left-fears-black-voters-are-fleeing-from-the-democratic-party

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg granted financial disclosure delay – Brian Slodysko
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/michael-bloomberg-granted-financial-disclosure-del/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The more the media try to help Elizabeth Warren, the more voters reject her – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/the-more-the-media-try-to-help-elizabeth-warren-the-more-voters-reject-her
— ‘Throw a punch, for the children’: Pelosi explains to Bill Maher the importance of ‘cold-blooded’ tactics to save country – Anthony Leonardi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have thrown punches at me to save TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/throw-a-punch-for-the-children-pelosi-explains-to-bill-maher-the-importance-of-cold-blooded-tactics-to-save-country
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats need to utilize “cold-blooded” tactics to win the 2020 election for the sake of the country’s future, during an interview with Bill Maher. Calling her the “Iron Lady,” Maher asked Pelosi on his Friday show for her thoughts on the current state of the Democratic Party. “I feel like the Democratic Party is very often the victim of their own purity tests,” Maher said. “I don’t worry about that,” Pelosi said. “You have to be ready to take a punch. And you have to be ready to throw a punch, for the children.” Pelosi, 79, said the Democratic Party needs to use “disciplined, focused, cold-blooded” tactics to win in 2020, just as they did in 2018. Maher concluded the interview by saying, “Good to have your cold-blooded self on our side.” Earlier in the interview, Maher, 63, insisted the Left must refrain from hating the president’s supporters, even if they hate the president himself. “You can hate Trump. You can’t hate the people who like him,” Maher said, warning, “That way lies, literally, civil war.” Pelosi agreed with Maher’s sentiment, adding that she respects constituents with whom she disagrees. Pelosi also mentioned Trump’s impeachment, saying, “And you’re impeached forever! No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.” Pelosi said Trump gave the Democrats no choice but to impeach him, claiming, “The president was self-impeaching almost every single day.”)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Deep Statism behind the GAO’s decision about Trump’s Ukraine funding – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes support all the adverse actions that the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/deep_statism_behind_the_gaos_decision_about_trumps_ukraine_funding.html

BREITBART
— Hate-Spewing Protesters Claim Love Will Save the Country from Trump – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/18/hate-spewing-protesters-claim-love-will-save-the-country-from-trump/

DAILY HEADLINES
— IT BEGINS: Virginia Judge Rules No Guns Allowed At Pro-Gun Rally — In OPEN-CARRY STATE – Gateway Pundit
http://dailyheadlines.net/it-begins-virginia-judge-rules-no-guns-allowed-at-pro-gun-rally-in-open-carry-state/

PJ MEDIA
— Media and the Left Trying to Turn Law Abiding Gun Owners into Frothing, Racist, White Supremacists – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/media-and-the-left-trying-to-turn-law-abiding-gun-owners-into-frothing-racist-white-supremacists/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

COLLEGE FIX
— Non-profit group: More race-conscious policies needed to thwart racism in higher education (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/non-profit-group-more-race-conscious-policies-needed-to-thwart-racism-in-higher-education/

CAMPUS REFORM
— ​Yale profs speak out, call on university to strive for ideological diversity – Jessica Custodio (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, what percent of the members of your county and/or township party organizations are conservative, that is, what percent speak out against the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? Based on the aforesaid criteria, the percentages of Republican Precinct Committeemen in DuPage County and Milton Township that are conservative is very small.)

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14229
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yale is in the midst of a continued push for diversity of faculty including demographics of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Now, many professors at the school are calling on the institution to strive for a different type of diversity. “Yale talks a lot of diversity, but basically all that diversity means here is skin color…there’s definitely no diversity here when it comes to politics. The liberal point of view is taken to be objective-not an opinion, not a set of beliefs”)

THE HILL
— Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements – SCOTT WONG (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, who would NOT endorse you? The following would NOT endorse me: a) those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-federal employees/retirees, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; b) those who reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks; c) those who reject the Milton Township Republican Organization resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution; d) those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; d) those who were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed; and/or e) those who are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who would NOT endorse me.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478844-sanders-warren-battle-for-progressive-endorsements

NEW YORK TIMES
— Weinstein Jury Seated After Prosecutors Accuse Defense of Excluding White Women – Reuters (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v. GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/18/arts/18reuters-people-harvey-weinstein-jury.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats’ ‘unfixable’ extremism uses Trump as an excuse: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/18/democrats-unfixable-extremism-uses-trump-as-an-excuse-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump hates the poverty and crime that Democrat policies bring forth.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-19/trump-says-he-loves-america

TWIN CITIES
— Cottage Grove church to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners – BOB SHAW (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will conservative and Republican organizations in Illinois officially “usher out” their members who are “older” and especially those who are conservative, Republican, Trump supporters, White, male, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.twincities.com/2020/01/18/cottage-grove-church-united-methodist-young-parishioners/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Candidate Robert Hyde Says He Operated Facebook Pages Defending Himself Some pages were purporting to be run by groups of Trump supporters in different states – Rebecca Ballhaus and Emily Glazer (DIERSEN: Who is behind the Facebook postings that you look at? How many of them are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-candidate-hyde-says-he-operated-facebook-pages-defending-himself-11579385636
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Robert Hyde, a GOP congressional candidate who has become embroiled in the impeachment investigation, on Saturday said he had been operating Facebook pages displaying posts in his defense while purporting to be run by groups of Trump supporters in different states. After The Wall Street Journal reported on the pages’ apparent connection to Mr. Hyde, Facebook Inc. late Friday took them down. A Facebook spokeswoman said when the company finds networks of pages misleading people by concealing who is behind them, it requires owners to show additional information. Mr. Hyde didn’t respond Friday to Journal requests for comment, but he tweeted a public response Saturday. “WTF Facebook?! Please make this right and return our pages. I and other editors put a lot of time and money into these pages. You didn’t give us a deadline for the disclaimer and you said it was only necessary for and if we wanted to boost,” Mr. Hyde tweeted on Saturday, and linked to the Journal’s article. Boosting is when a Facebook user pays to reach new audiences. “We haven’t boosted in two years. No warning, nothing,” Mr. Hyde continued. “Do you all work for Adam Schiff? #facebook #stoleourpages #theft”)

24/7
— The Least Popular Members Of Congress From Every State – Samuel Stebbins (DIERSEN: To be more popular, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican want me to a) stop promoting the traditional 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; b) glorify and praise them; c) give them money; and d) start serving as one of their operatives or dupes.) 
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/01/18/the-least-popular-members-of-congress-from-every-state/

GASTON GAZETTE
— GOP Candidates Forum (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.) 
https://www.gastongazette.com/photogallery/NC/20200118/PHOTOGALLERY/118009984/PH/1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Investing in college doesn’t always pay The thing that matters is whether you got value out of what you paid for. (DIERSEN: Did investing in college pay for you? If I had NOT earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU in 1970, Firestone Stores would NOT have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would NOT have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971. I had NOT been taking graduate business courses at Loyola, IRS might NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had NOT earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, if I had NOT passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and if I had NOT been taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980. If I had NOT earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, if I had NOT passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, if I had NOT become a licensed CPA in 1981, and if I had NOT earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986 and GAO would have forced me to retire even sooner than it did.) 
http://www.startribune.com/schafer-investing-in-college-doesn-t-always-pay/567087792/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— Polling shouldn’t be used to select candidates – KEITH ROLLAND (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrat and Democrat plant, Libertarian and Libertarian plant, Green and Green plant, and RINO pollsters say that voters hate those who are Republican, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://trib.com/opinion/letters/rolland-polling-shouldn-t-be-used-to-select-candidates/article_91b1306b-b11f-5f6b-ae5e-981993f22a32.html

LAS CRUCES SUN NEWS
— Employers are not allowed to discriminate, so why are voters? – Algernon D’Ammassa (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-etc.?)
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/01/19/employers-not-allowed-discriminate-so-why-voters-whitelash-terry-smith/4510819002/

COLORADO SPRINGS
— The Old Age of Candidates Matters – Editorial (DIERSEN: How old are you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination.)
https://magicvalley.com/opinion/columnists/other-view-the-old-age-of-candidates-matters/article_04f081ec-e6a3-5031-8e83-5e4e2c04331f.html

WKRG
— AL Congressional District 1 GOP candidates have first debate of 2020 – Chad Petri (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate debates? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting debates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.wkrg.com/baldwin-county/al-congressional-district-1-gop-candidates-have-first-debate-of-2020/

HIGHER EDUCATION
— Report Favors Race-Conscious Policies – Madeline St. Amour (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/01/16/report-favors-race-conscious-policies

HR EXECUTIVE
— 3 ways to build a religiously inclusive work culture – Raafi-Karim Alidina (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who focused on turning my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They stressed that I was a) Republican, b) conservative, c) 100% German national origin, d) baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, e) a Crete resident 1948-1972, and f) a Wheaton resident since 1978.)
https://hrexecutive.com/3-ways-to-build-a-religiously-inclusive-work-culture/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes Evanston? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/19/reparations-program-evanston-illinois-african-americans-slavery

January 12 Evenung Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 12 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— OUTSTANDING: March for Life rally downtown brings out anti-abortion supporters – GAYNOR HALL
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/11/march-for-life-rally-downtown-brings-out-anti-abortion-supporters-opponents/

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot reiterates need for recreational marijuana consumption sites in first press conference of 2020
https://abc7chicago.com/5838336/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Investigators exploring whether ‘rape in Champaign’ email is linked to early release of prison inmate, sources say – RAY LONG and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-mclain-email-rape-champaign-early-release-prison-20200112-3euenj6ahrc2vkshfuihl35roy-story.html
— Moving for the school is still a thing in Chicagoland — even if it means keeping two residences – Darcel Rockett
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-school-districts-top-real-estate-amenity-20191230-20200107-vhg3zal7yjcznc6pc3mr6sxbmi-story.html
— Advice to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Don’t let the haters get you down – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: If Harry and Meghan moved to Chicago, Chicago Democrats would force them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-meghan-markle-prince-harry-royals-page-20200110-kk7cflzgszbw3gjdwrxyhnya5m-story.html
— These 3 mentors shaped my life and inspired me to be a mentor too – KEENAN PALMER (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/chicago-forward/ct-opinion-chicago-forward-mentor-keenan-palmer-20200110-bby6tsadlbcy5hjz42lghyrq2y-story.html
— Your Lyft or Uber driver is vaping weed? What to do? This and other driving questions from the legal weed frontier – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-driving-while-high-20200111-dgkptghnevatnopftulz3e2kha-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The email about ‘ghost workers’ and ‘rape’ that could bring down Mike Madigan’s empire It just seems unlikely to me that Madigan’s top advisor apparently had significant dirt on the administration of Gov. Pat Quinn and was kept totally in the dark. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/10/21060762/rich-miller-mike-madigan-ghost-workers-rape-champaign
— When I needed $300 for college, I had one person to depend on: Myself – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: I paid for all my college expenses, but my critics/opponents stress that college expenses were much less during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They stress that none of the colleges that I earned degrees from in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997 were Ivy League.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/10/21060665/john-fountain-college-true-vine

DAILY HERALD
— Rising tuition putting college out of reach for low-income, minority students – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: I paid for all my college expenses, but my critics/opponents stress that college expenses were much less during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They stress that none of the colleges that I earned degrees from in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997 were Ivy League.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/rising-tuition-putting–college-out-of-reach-for-low-income-minority-students

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Stocks-Smith hopes party finds challenger for LaHood – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: In contested Republican primary races, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes always hint/imply/argue/shout at the candidates that I use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) to make them lose and b) to make their opponents win. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200111/stocks-smith-hopes-party-finds-challenger-for-lahood

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Property-tax flop is no surprise – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-property-tax-flop-is-no-surprise/article_e83c03e6-6969-590d-8e84-b6ada85fbc4d.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— New law ensures McHenry County Jail detainees are offered chance to vote New law ensures those in custody will receive election education, ballots – KATIE SMITH (DIERSEN: What percent of them vote for Democrats?)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/10/new-law-ensures-mchenry-county-jail-detainees-are-offered-chance-to-vote/ab43ew4/

JOURNAL STANDARD
— For counties, pot-case expungements next Marijuana legalization means addressing past charges of thousands – Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree (DIERSEN: If you have smoked pot, you have demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/For-counties-pot-case-expungements-next-14969035.php

LINCOLN COURIER
— Illinois money woes and the ‘church lady’ – Dan Tackett
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200111/illinois-money-woes-and-church-lady

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks: Mileage for Me, But Not for Thee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/12/jack-franks-mileage-for-me-but-not-for-thee/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Consolidates Support for Primary from All Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/12/il-06-jeanne-ives-consolidates-support-for-primary-from-all-republicans/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist Qassem Soleimani’s ‘historic’ funeral in Tehran gets somber coverage – Andrew Stiles 
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/media-mourns-suleimani/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez says she’s a ‘proud’ Democrat, even though she won’t pay party ‘dues’ – Marisa Schultz 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-proud-democrat-even-though-wont-pay-party-dues

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Endless Commercial Has Weaponized Popular Culture – David Lanza
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/the_lefts_endless_commercial_has_weaponized_popular_culture.html

AMERICA NOW
— Manager Faces Backlash For Sending Muslim Employee Home Over ‘Inappropriate’ Attire
https://www.americanow.com/story/religion/2020/01/12/manager-faces-backlash-sending-muslim-employee-home-over-inappropriate

TOWNHALL
— ‘Deadbeat’: Ocasio-Cortez Is Enraging Democrats By Refusing to Pay Party Dues and Funding Primary Challengers – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/01/12/aoc-gving-dems-heartburn-over-refusal-to-contribute–to-house-races-n2559307

FOX BUSINESS
— Are military members paid too much? – Brittany De Lea (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest that the federal government overpaid me. They refuse to acknowledge that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, when I was 21, 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. They refuse to acknowledge that in 1979, when I was 30, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, and that in 1981, when I was 32, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/military-member-pay-rand-arroyo-center

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— ‘I’m Spending All My Money to Get Rid of Trump’: Michael Bloomberg – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to get rid of the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://ijr.com/im-spending-all-my-money-to-get-rid-of-trump-michael-bloomberg/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democratic 2020 candidates vie for union, Latino votes (DIERSEN: Do candidates vie for votes from those who share your demographics? Ever-increasingly, RINO candidates fail/refuse to vie for votes from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, RINO candidates pander to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about RINO candidates.) 
https://whdh.com/news/democratic-2020-candidates-vie-for-union-latino-votes-in-nevada/
— Democrats’ contempt for Trump fuels an online cash surge – BRIAN SLODYSKO
https://apnews.com/dbd937eb59149ddf96097651e207a4e9

NEW YORK TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump The Democratic presidential candidate said he would spend big even if the nominee was someone he had sharp differences with, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. – Lisa Lerer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-spending.html
— AUGUST 12, 2019 FLASHBACK: What to Do When You Feel Uninspired at Work – Tim Herra (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did everything that they could to make me feel uninspired. They were furious when 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.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/smarter-living/what-to-do-when-you-feel-uninspired-at-work.html
— OCTOBER 17, 2019 FLASHBACK: You’re Only as Old as You Feel – Emily Laber-Warren (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did everything that they could to make me feel old. They stressed that I did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/well/mind/age-subjective-feeling-old.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Tucker Carlson.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/opinion/sunday/tucker-carlson.html
— Does Running a City of 100,000 People Make You President Material? Mayors ponder the City Hall to White House leap. – Matt Flegenheimer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/buttigieg-mayors-elected-president.html

FORBES
— Retirement And The Laws To Help Older Workers – William Baldwin (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. The older that you are, the harder that they work against you, and especially if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2020/01/12/retirement-laws-to-help-older-workers/#2eb2c04a6f41

STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE TRIBUNE
— Local Republicans gear up for two candidate forums – Sara Vanden Berge (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents oppose a) anyone who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) conservative organizations, and c) candidate forums. If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for candidates in contested races. TAPROOT would be holding candidate forums for the U.S. Senate, 6th Congressional District, DuPage Recorder, DuPage Auditor, and the DuPage judicial race.) 
https://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20200111/local-republicans-gear-up-for-two-candidate-forums

CONCORD MONITOR
— What we still need to hear from candidates – Editorial (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Preparing-to-vote-31903496

JAPAN TIMES
— Japan giving more government workers permission to moonlight amid labor crunch (DIERSEN: During the first 19 months that I worked for IRS 1971-1972, IRS gave me permission to work part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.) 
https://employment.einnews.com/article_detail/506983853/3Bh0RQ36rSgbbAio

January 11 Morning Edition

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/10/chicago-host-cannabis-resource-fair

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ICE arrests are down in Chicago area and agency blames recent state and local laws aimed at protecting immigrants – ELVIA MALAGÓN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-ice-chicago-sanctuary-immigration-deport-arrest-20200111-2g4q44nexfhjzkl3bcx6qjzpki-story.html
— ‘Richard Jewell,’ Nicholas Sandmann and the media mob – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-richard-jewell-nicholas-sandmann-kass-20200111-hfqsfkl6zzdapl4usxiuy4ai24-story.html

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/11/illinois-attorney-ross-morreale-how-you-can-still-get-in-on-the-weed-business-recreational-sales-shortage/

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Local demonstrators rally for, against President Trump’s stance with Iran DeKalb rally part of nationwide #NoWarWithIran demonstrations Thursday – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/10/local-demonstrators-rally-for-against-president-trumps-stance-with-iran/ad2n4d7/

HERALD & REVIEW
— More dogs falling prey to THC poisoning. Vets say legal marijuana is a key factor. – CINDY DAMPIER 
https://herald-review.com/lifestyles/pets/more-dogs-falling-prey-to-thc-poisoning-vets-say-legal/article_b7ddbacb-0b21-5744-a3c7-6482d8ea1c3b.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Loss of Downstate Congressman Predicted – Cole Lauterbach 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296955#.XhnqEshKiM8

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— State of the County 2020 (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton have changed since I moved here in 1978. I would focus on those who have moved here since 1978 who are increasingly Democrat, that is, increasingly anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on how those Democrats who increasingly promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I would focus on those Republican leaders who have increasingly pandered to the Democrats and/or failed/refused to defend the Republican Party platform and their constituents who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nctv17.com/news/state-of-the-county-2020/

MDJ ONLINE
— Christian County Clerk and Recorder Mike Gianasi testifies on election security before Congress – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/county-clerk-from-illinois-testifies-on-election-security-before-congress/article_8fb98666-914e-5594-a7c8-ae52b92d3683.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-sets-record-in-first-week-of-recreational-cannabis-sales/article_7b425182-5025-5262-9a38-1aad77968113.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally Brings in Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney to Represent County Board in Orville Brettman Regional Superintendent of Education Referendum Challenge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/kenneally-brings-in-lake-county-assistant-states-attorney-to-represent-county-board-in-brettman-regional-superintendent-of-education-referendum-challenge/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Tucker Carlson looks at the horrors in Pelosi’s own district of San Francisco – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/tucker_carlson_looks_at_the_horrors_in_pelosis_own_district_of_san_francisco.html

BREITBART
— Hans von Spakovsky: DOJ Should Sue States Registering Non-Citizens to Vote – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/10/hans-von-spakovsky-doj-should-sue-states-registering-non-citizens-to-vote/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Donald Trump’s Confidence Overwhelms the Haters
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/10/donald-trumps-confidence-overwhelms-the-haters/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Wages Soar Fastest among Those with the Least – DEROY MURDOCK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/wages-soar-fastest-among-those-with-the-least/

ABC NEWS
— Anti-Trump Republican group targets evangelical voters with new ad The group of Republicans want to tank Trump. – Will Steakin
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/anti-trump-republican-group-targets-evangelical-voters-ad/story?id=68206138

NEW YORK TIMES
— Buckle Up for Another Facebook Election By opting not to change the company’s political advertising rules, Mark Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network. – Kevin Roose (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting Republican organizations like the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) to rely on the Democrat/Libertarian/Green Facebook, b) to dump their websites, and c) to stop sending out emails.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/technology/facebook-election.html
— Why Do People Believe in Hell? – David Bentley Hart (DIERSEN: None of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes believe in Hell.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/sunday/christianity-religion-hell-bible.html
— Stephanie Grisham: Trump’s Press Secretary Who Doesn’t Meet the Press A presidency in crisis, a nation on the brink of war — and a White House press secretary who was largely out of sight. – Michael M. Grynbaum and Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/business/media/stephanie-grisham-trump-press-secretary.html
— Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity More and more, new recruits come from the same small number of counties and are the children of old recruits. – Dave Philipps and Tim Arango
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/us/military-enlistment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Identity politics won’t win this presidential election – Rahm Emanuel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get elected and reelected, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders a) hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all; b) promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid; and c) blame Republicans for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. I should write a book about RINOs in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those RINOs who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who work the hardest a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/identity-politics-wont-win-this-presidential-election/2020/01/10/0195c978-33bc-11ea-a053-dc6d944ba776_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Yes, your boss can fire you for a Facebook post (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you seek a government office or a political office as a Republican, Democrats can and will use everything that you ever posted on Facebook against you.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/11/yes-your-boss-can-fire-you-for-a-facebook-post/

UNION JOURNAL
— UNACCEPTABLE: NY Democrats Just Passed a Bill That Would Automatically Register Illegal Immigrants to Vote – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/ny-democrats-just-passed-a-bill-that-would-automatically-register-illegal-immigrants-to-vote/

WINCHESTER STAR
— Who gets in? – Michelle Malkin
https://www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/malkin-who-gets-in/article_70c2b148-7f9e-585f-94b7-432394791e0b.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Allies Explore Buyout of Conservative Channel Seeking to Compete With Fox News Hicks Equity Partners, a firm tied to Republican National Committee co-chair Thomas Hicks Jr., is pitching GOP donors on buyout of One America News Network – Juliet Chung, Corrie Driebusch and Rebecca Ballhaus
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-allies-explore-buyout-of-conservative-news-channel-one-america-news-network-11578696767
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about “team players.” Team players serve as operatives or as dupes for whoever has the most clout. Team players a) glorify and praise those who they told to glorify and praise and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who they are told to demonize, denigrate, and condemn. In my book, I would focus on team players in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on team players who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA Illinois emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-business-lesson-from-academia-great-teams-assemble-themselves-11578718805

BARRON’S
— 50+ Reasons Not to Sell Your Stocks – Michael Batnick (DIERSEN: How successful will the Democrats be in driving down the stock market to defeat Trump?)
https://www.barrons.com/articles/50-reasons-not-to-sell-your-stocks-51578747600

FORBES
— Four Qualities You Need To Be An Impactful Leader In The 21st Century (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organization and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hecparis/2020/01/09/four-qualities-you-need-to-be-an-impactful-leader-in-the-21st-century/
— Employee Activism Is The New Normal. So Why Is Amazon Leadership Freaking Out? – Jason Wingard (DIERSEN: My superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Democrat and minority, female, and/or younger promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid because they directly benefitted from the aforesaid.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonwingard/2020/01/10/employee-activism-is-the-new-normal-so-why-is-amazon-leadership-freaking-out/
— Play To Your Strengths: 13 Even Better Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organization and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2020/01/10/play-to-your-strengths-13-even-better-ways-to-improve-your-leadership-skills/

DAILY BEAST
— Facebook Helped Decimate the Media Industry but Wants Journalists to Do Its Job DISINGENUOUS DEFENSE “The idea that there are enough journalists out there to fact check all the false claims on Facebook is naive.” – Blake Montgomery (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.thedailybeast.com/facebook-helped-decimate-the-media-industry-but-wants-journalists-to-do-its-job

AD WEEK
— Why Grassroots Political Organizations Rely on Facebook The social network is a vital part of their operations – David Cohen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs succeed in getting Republican organizations like the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization a) to rely on the Democrat/Libertarian/Green Facebook, b) to dump their websites, and c) to stop sending out emails.) 
https://www.adweek.com/digital/why-grassroots-political-organizations-rely-on-facebooks-ad-targeting/2/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to organizations, companies, and countries that want to be viewed as being anti-American? Democrats and RINOs pander to those organizations, companies, and countries. 
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/11/us-china-trump-agreement-tesla-investment

January 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Gov. Greg Abbott to reject new refugees coming to Texas – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-greg-abbott-to-reject-new-refugees-coming-to-texas/5835371/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Resource Fair to be ‘one-stop-shop’ for legal marijuana benefits
https://abc7chicago.com/business/city-to-host-first-of-its-kind-cannabis-resource-fair/5833405/

NBC5
— ISP Director Calls Allegations of Rape Cover-Up ‘Repulsive’ – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/isp-director-calls-allegations-of-rape-cover-up-repulsive/2199463/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cullerton says ‘no reason’ to believe Madigan has committed wrongdoings, supports probe into email Outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said the email should be investigated by the Champaign County state’s attorney rather than a special House committee. – Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/10/21060266/john-cullerton-madigan-probe-email-mike-mcclain
— Pot shop burglars nabbed over $100K in cash in Chicago heist, cops say The suspects, who may have used a keycard to gain access to the shop, left without taking any pot products. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060443/chicago-dispensaries-burglars-moca-logan-square-cash-robbery-moca-marijuana-weed
— State’s attorney challenger Conway gets another $2.3 million from billionaire dad, fueling spat with incumbent Foxx Challenger Bill Conway’s campaign portrays the candidate as beholden to no one but taxpayers. Incumbent Kim Foxx’s campaign suggests Conway thinks the office is ‘up for sale.’ – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/10/21060857/states-attorney-challenger-bill-conway-million-billionaire-dad-kim-foxx-carlyle-group

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Abortion opponents prepare for Saturday’s March for Life Chicago: ‘Pro-life is pro-woman’ – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-preview-20200110-era6epce5ndw5fsubsyvfd5y2q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-chicago-legal-weed-stores-planned-20200110-7sb7lz2c75hq7cth2cdes3wjvm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-down-to-business-st-0112-20200110-xujnjpaeirdenh374iwtkd46fu-story.html
— Using marijuana is legal — but it can still get you fired. ‘Human resource professionals in Illinois will have their hands full.’ -LISA SCHENCKER (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, to work with, or to supervise anyone who has used pot. Far too many of my superiors and supervisors in the federal government were heavy drinkers.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-pot-legal-use-workplace-20200110-ynrgpragtfenhilfeg3if2bdta-story.html
— More than $100K stolen during Logan Square cannabis dispensary burglary that cops now say was an inside job – ROSEMARY SOBOL and ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cannabis-burglary-inside-job-20200110-lbg6gtavnzbata2cxoxedsipzm-story.html
— Police: 2 suspects charged in shooting during sale of THC vape cartridges in Zion – FRANK S. ABDERHOLDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-zion-shooting-arrest-st-0111-20200110-tygv2mkx7rgsfa2uhzf2mtbqxa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want it to be easier to push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-marijuana-dispensary-application-concerns-st-20200110-3f3oppf22jbehgjgkbnufwid4m-story.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans line up behind Ives as she looks to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten: Former U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, who lost his west suburban 6th District seat to Democrat Sean Casten in the 2018 midterms, already has endorsed Republican challenger Jeanne Ives, a former state representative, in this year’s election. But Ives says she’s racking up more high-profile GOP endorsements including: Republican National Committeewoman Demetra Demonte; the Lake County Republican Party; Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison; the conservative Club for Growth PAC; FreedomWorks, a group closely tied to the tea party movement; the House Freedom Caucus, a GOP caucus in the U.S. House; and the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List. Rich Porter, Illinois Republican National committeeman, also is backing Ives, according to her campaign. And Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation along with U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy hosted a fundraiser for Ives in Washington, according to Ives’ political team. Ives, of Wheaton, is facing Jay Kinzler, of Glen Ellyn, in the Republican primary while incumbent Casten, of Downers Grove, is unopposed in the primary. – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pot-fair-kim-foxx-ad-bloomberg-chicago-office-spin-20200110-icml6t27ubfm3hf4srojxz7ggq-story.html
— Chicago needs to set city’s on-site marijuana smoking rules soon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-cannabis-consumption-rules-20200110-lg437upqpjanpcmy2gh746j3bu-story.html
— Why Elizabeth Warren is not so electable – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: According to Republican-haters, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-elizabeth-warren-electable-chapman-20200110-yyoitollrjf5lhunik3qx425ke-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage referendum questions: From pot to schools – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200110/dupage-referendum-questions-from-pot-to-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Naperville The debate on whether Naperville should allow recreational marijuana sales could be settled by voters. City council members put an advisory question on the ballot even though they moved to prohibit recreational pot stores in town. While the referendum is nonbinding, several council members have said they will trust the will of the voters. If voters don’t want recreational cannabis sales, no action will be needed. But if voters say they want such stores, the council would need to reverse its ban and set zoning regulations.)
— Geneva updates employee manual to reflect cannabis law – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, to work with, or to supervise anyone who has used pot. Far too many of my superiors and supervisors in the federal government were heavy drinkers.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200110/geneva-updates-employee-manual-to-reflect-cannabis-law

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McClain email makes it clear: Mike Madigan’s time is up After two years of revelations, it’s obvious Madigan’s closest associates felt that no one could hold them to account, however foul the deed. It’s time for the Illinois House speaker to go, Greg Hinz writes. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mcclain-email-makes-it-clear-mike-madigans-time
— Investors give nod to worst-rated Illinois with revenue growing As Pritzker nears his one-year anniversary in office, the state may be making some gains even as it grapples with rising pension debt and the highest borrowing costs among its peers. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/investors-give-nod-worst-rated-illinois-revenue-growing

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lightfoot announces Cannabis Resource Fair for employees and entrepreneurs
https://chicagodefender.com/mayor-lightfoot-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-for-employees-and-entrepreneurs/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Marijuana in our homes – Otto Ives
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/01/10/marijuana-in-our-homes/109565

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Manzullo Endorses Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/manzullo-endorses-oberweis/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Releases TV Commercial
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/il-14-jim-oberweis-releases-tv-commercial/
— Stoned Illinois Woman Arrested in Kenosha County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/stoned-illinois-woman-arrested-in-kenosha-county/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— 2020 GOP 6TH & 14TH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES BOAST ENDORSEMENTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/2020-gop-6th-14th-congressional-candidates-boast-endorsements.html
— Parental Notification of Abortion on the Chopping Block? – Kathy Valente 
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/parental-notification-of-abortion-on-the-chopping-block/
— OBERWEIS TO HOST PARDONED PLATOON LEADER CLINT LORANCE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/oberweis-to-host-1st-lt-clint-lorance.html
— MCDERMED: ON MADIGAN, DEMOCRAT WOMEN NEED TO STEP UP OR SHUT UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/mcdermed-on-madigan-democrat-women-need-to-step-up-or-shut-up.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW YORK CONSIDERS AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERING NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE. COULD ILLINOIS BE NEXT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/new-york-considers-automatic-registering-non-citizens-to-vote-could-illinois-be-next-.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lawmakers may avoid divisive social issues in election year – BEN NADLER 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/10/lawmakers-may-avoid-divisive-social-issues-in-elec/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Damn right it will have an effect’: GOP fears Bloomberg spending could doom Trump in 2020 – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/damn-right-it-will-have-an-effect-gop-fears-bloomberg-spending-could-doom-trump-in-2020

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Texas Becomes First State to Reject Refugee Resettlement Lone Star state has taken 10 percent of all refugees in last decade – Charles Fain Lehman (DIERSEN: How many refugees do the Democrats and RINOs want to settle in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Democrats and RINOs shout at refugees that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://freebeacon.com/issues/texas-first-state-reject-refugee-resettlement/

GOPUSA
— Michigan county executive gets blasted for his call for more refugees (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican county executive who does not call for more refugees, Democrats will a) call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all and b) promise to defeat you in the next election. What do you say to Republican county executives who succumb to the aforesaid and dump the Republicans in their county?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82587

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— America’s Hamster Wheel Of ‘Career Advancement’ We’re told that getting ahead at work and reorienting our lives around our jobs will make us happy. So why hasn’t it? – CASEY CHALK (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980 and for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, extremely few of my coworkers earned job-related master’s degrees, job-related professional certifications, or a job-related professional license like I did. I earned a) job-related master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications in accounting, internal auditing, fraud examination, government financial management, financial services auditing, and forensic accounting when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license in accounting when I was 32.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americas-hamster-wheel-of-career-advancement/

BLAZE
— California beach town’s residents say officials moved the homeless into their neighborhoods to make way for Bernie Sanders rally Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was also at the rally – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/venice-residents-say-bernie-rally-pushed-homeless-into-neighborhoods

DAILY CALLER
— House Democrats Vote Against Recognizing Unborn Babies As ‘Vulnerable Populations’ – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/mccarthy-democrats-vote-unborn-children/
— Texas Won’t Accept Refugees, Greg Abbott Letter Confirms – WILLIAM DAVIS (DIERSEN: How many refugees do the Democrats and RINOs want to settle in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Democrats and RINOs shout at refugees that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/texas-refugees-greg-abbott/

FEDERALIST
— LGBT Activists Shouldn’t Encourage Teens To Use Grindr App Complicit In Gruesome Murder While LGBT advocates focus on hate crimes, discrimination, or other outside negative influences on the LGBT community, they fail to see the dangers within it. – Chad Felix Greene
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/10/lgbt-activists-encourage-teens-to-use-grindr-app-complicit-in-gruesome-christmas-murder/

LIFE NEWS
— We Must Hold the Media Accountable for Trashing People Like Pro-Life Teen Nick Sandmann – JARRETT STEPMAN
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/10/we-must-hold-the-media-accountable-for-trashing-people-like-pro-life-teen-nick-sandmann/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Battling the LGBTQ+ push within evangelical churches – Michael F. Haverluck (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your church banish its member who do not promote LGBTQ+ activity?) 
https://onenewsnow.com/church/2020/01/10/battling-the-lgbtqplus-push-within-evangelical-churches

THE HILL
— Wake up: Nobody wants migrants or refugees – LEX RIEFFEL (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs shout at migrants and refugees that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/477239-wake-up-nobody-wants-migrants-or-refugees

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— New York Times Editorial Board to Put Pre-Endorsement Candidate Interviews on the Record for First Time Ever – Lindsey Ellefson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, mainstream newspapers only endorse candidates who promise to use government to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/new-york-times-editorial-board-to-put-pre-endorsement-candidate-interviews-on-the-record-for-first-time-ever/

January 9 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 7 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country. 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/07/pot-dispensary-short-supply/

ABC7
— Hackers-for-hire in Iran have already fired first shots in Illinois, Indiana – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/5820134/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pro-abortion rights groups rally in Lockport in response to U.S. Rep. Lipinski request of Roe v. Wade review – MEGANN HORSTEAD (DIERSEN: What have the candidates on the March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballot in your precinct done to oppose abortion?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-lipinski-abortion-protest-st-0107-20200107-rg7y4kofavaw7ooidw7cauygci-story.html
— McHenry County prosecutor acts to expunge about 1,900 low-level marijuana convictions – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-conviction-expungements-mchenry-20200107-4pqjlqvmovdp3gxyt5wv3c4lue-story.html
— Local residents file as delegates to presidential candidates for March 17 primary election – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-delegates-tl-0109-20200107-qfy2rbzflvexza7wyndzvw22ni-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans, 9th Congressional district Maine Township Republican Committeeman Char Foss-Eggemann and Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, both of Park Ridge, have filed as delegates to President Donald Trump. They are two of three Trump delegates within the 9th Congressional District, with the third slot belonging to Kenneth Jochum, a recently appointed Wheeling Township trustee from Arlington Heights.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-trump-iran-nightmare-20200107-jczwe2umhfhmrcd74nhrx63v6e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALMOST ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike Schools officials promised to hand out $25 million over five years to the district’s most experienced teachers. But exactly how to dole out that money is now up for debate. – Nader Issa (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the work experience that I have. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/7/21046979/cps-ctu-teachers-strike-union-schools-veteran-pay

HERALD NEWS
— Abortion rights advocates protest Lipinski at his Lockport office – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: What have the candidates on the March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballot in your precinct done to oppose abortion?)
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/06/abortion-rights-advocates-protest-lipinski-at-his-lockport-office/dn3gslo/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/business/illinois-shops-excited-to-sell-bongs-as-pot-law-takes/article_e6cf4d4c-ec81-5f20-9428-649c789e5d40.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Outmigration has cost Illinois $12B – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents focus on driving out of Illinois, out of DuPage County, out of Milton Township, and out of Wheaton those who share my demographics. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Outmigration-has-cost-Illinois-12B-14953831.php

KENOSHA NEWS
— Wisconsin becoming a new relocation target for Illinois residents – James Lawson (DIERSEN: But what if the Democrats succeed in destroying Wisconsin like they have succeeded in destroying Illinois?)
https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/business/wisconsin-becoming-a-new-relocation-target-for-illinois-residents/article_d0ee829b-2416-5887-82e8-0c912deb4d22.html

WZAW
— OUTSTANDING: FROM THE ARTICLE: Thirty-two other states, including neighboring Illinois and Iowa, have declared English as their official language, according to U.S. English, a citizen’s group that works to preserve the language.
https://www.wsaw.com/fox/content/news/GOP-resurrects-bill-to-make-English-official-language-566776401.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— New Law Allows Illinois To Offer MAP Grants To Marginalized Students – SAM DUNKLAU (DIERSEN: Did you register for the draft? I did in 1966 when I was 18 years old. I was classified 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ). Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-law-allows-illinois-offer-map-grants-marginalized-students#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More Illinois students now qualify for college financial aid. State government will now offer money to students who might have been disqualified from getting federal help. Those students largely fall into two categories: those who are undocumented because they immigrated to the U.S. as children, and transgender students who did not register for the draft.)

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston outlines plan for reparations – Emma Edmund (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/01/06/city/evanston-outlines-plan-for-reparations/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— State Rep. Celina Villanueva is expected to be named a state senator tonight when Cook County Democratic Committee members meet to fill the seat vacated by Martin Sandoval. The committee members will interview candidates that come forward for the 11th legislative Senate district position. Villanueva has already stated her interest, and she separately filed petitions to run for the Senate seat outright in 2020, presuming she’d first be appointed. Assuming Villanueva succeeds, Edgar Gonzalez Jr., a constituency services liaison for Congressman Chuy Garcia, has gathered signatures to run for her state rep seat. Gonzalez also hopes to first be appointed to the position, if Villanueva secures Sandoval’s seat. Both Villanueva and Gonzalez are backed by Garcia and House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose seat overlaps the 11th District. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST (DIERSEN: Do your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations endorse candidates a) when vacancies occur and/or b) in primary elections? If not, why not? Do you want your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations to make such endorsements? If so, what input do you want your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain to have?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/07/28-mayors-endorsing-lipinski-done-deal-to-replace-sandoval-bloomberg-rendezvous-488005

CENTER SQUARE
— Republicans won’t support draft report of Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/republicans-won-t-support-draft-report-of-illinois-property-tax/article_a0e292d8-30c7-11ea-80ea-330c3ac766c8.html#new_tab

BGA
— Video gaming in Chicago? Here’s what’s at stake More than 32,000 video gaming terminals generated $478 million in revenue for state and local governments in fiscal year 2019. Chicago has resisted allowing the machines — so far. But the pressure is on. – Joann Wong (DIERSEN: Video gambling is a vice. If you promote video gambling, you promote vice.)
https://www.bettergov.org/news/video-gaming-in-chicago-here-s-what-s-at-stake/

WHEATON WARRENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 200
— Legal Marijuana: Now What? Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Wheaton Warrenville South High School
https://medium.com/district-200-newsroom/parent-workshop-legal-marijuana-now-what-81bd9899e564

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Arrogant and Immature Response from Illinois Progressive Lawmakers – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/arrogant-and-immature-response-from-illinois-state-lawmakers/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Low-hanging fruit’: Trump properties add to security woes amid Tehran tensions – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/6/trump-organization-properties-add-security-woes-am/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in viciously demonizing, viciously denigrating, and viciously condemning those who do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who viciously denigrate, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/6/governors-buck-trump-denying-refugees/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— If eliminating an enemy is bad, what do Democrats think is good? – Jeffery A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31696-assault-america-day-370-if-eliminating-enemy-bad-what-do-democrats-think-good

PATRIOT POST
— America Kills a Terrorist, Leftists Lament Kaepernick laments Soleimani’s killing as an expression of American racism.
https://patriotpost.us/articles/67723-america-kills-a-terrorist-leftists-lament-2020-01-07

POLITICO
— Trump moves to roll back Obama housing desegregation rule – KATY O’DONNELL (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/06/trump-roll-back-obama-housing-desegregation-094874

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “After killing Iran’s Quassem Soleimani, Trump borrows from ISIS with illegal cultural threats Driven by fear, those who go to war with art always lose in the end.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/after-killing-iran-s-quassem-soleimani-trump-borrows-isis-illegal-ncna1111531

WASHINGTON POST
— The conundrum affordable housing poses for the nation – Jared Bernstein, Jim Parrott and Mark Zandi (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/the-conundrum-affordable-housing-poses-for-the-nation/2020/01/01/a5b360da-1b5f-11ea-8d58-5ac3600967a1_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California lawmaker again taking aim at single-family zoning – LIAM DILLON (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-06/sb-50-changes-single-family-zoning-california
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-07/great-race-passing-trump

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stampede at Funeral Procession for Iranian Commander Leaves 32 Dead Mourners gather days after Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike – Aresu Eqbali in Tehran and Jared Malsin in Cairo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stampede-at-funeral-procession-for-iranian-commander-kills-35-11578390888
— Facebook Bans Deepfakes but Permits Some Altered Content The social-media giant seeks to combat misleading content altered with artificial intelligence tools – Betsy Morris
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-deepfake-video-ban-permits-some-altered-content-11578384519
— Employers Want to Train Workers but Are Swimming in Options Companies like Home Depot and Lockheed Martin work to discern which credentials are worth the money – Lauren Weber (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that courses I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify myself for a new trade or business and get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. They would not have done that if I was a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/employers-want-to-train-workers-but-are-swimming-in-options-11578393001
— Trump Administration Plans Roll Back of Low-Income Housing Rules Change allows cities to address shortages with their own plans; critics say move dismantles desegregation efforts – Laura Kusisto (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-to-roll-back-rules-designed-to-boost-low-income-housing-11578351989
— IRS Personal Income-Tax Audits Drop to Lowest Level in Decades Just 0.45% of individuals were audited in 2019, following years of budget cuts – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-personal-income-tax-audits-drop-to-lowest-level-in-decades-11578352541

FORBES
— How Whole Communities Benefit From Affordable Housing – Richard Burns (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2020/01/06/how-whole-communities-benefit-from-affordable-housing/

SACRAMENTO BEE
— California housing bill gets major makeover — and it gives local governments more control – HANNAH WILEY (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article239000628.html

BOSTON GLOBE
— Local government meetings come alive when there’s affordable housing involved – L. Kim Tan (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/05/local-government-meetings-come-alive-when-there-affordable-housing-involved/gLpDAapJ9DnyAAOdE1BLYM/story.html

SEATTLE TIMES
— The conundrum that affordable housing poses for the nation – Jared Bernstein, Mark Zandi and Jim Parrott (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/the-conundrum-that-affordable-housing-poses-for-the-nation/

MILWAUKEE INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters promote hatred against Whites.
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/root-violence-white-supremacy-stokes-resentment-minority-communities/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump-supporters.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/what-will-happen-to-trumps-republican-collaborators.html

BOSTON AGENT MAGAZINE
— LGBTQ Realtor association outlines advocacy agenda for 2020 – TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want LGBTQ housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants LGBTQ housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants LGBTQ housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://bostonagentmagazine.com/2020/01/06/lgbtq-realtor-association-outlines-advocacy-agenda-for-2020/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— IRS programming mystery continues – Tom Temin (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/tom-temin-commentary/2020/01/irs-programming-mystery-continues/

REASON
— New Trump Administration Regulations Say That Affordable Housing Is Fair Housing The Trump administration’s proposed rewrite of fair housing regulations would ditch lengthy Obama-era reporting requirements in favor of a laserlike focus on housing affordability. – CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://reason.com/2020/01/06/new-trump-administration-regulations-say-that-affordable-housing-is-fair-housing/

GUARDIAN
— Britain is one of world’s most age-segregated countries, study finds Calls for urgent action to end age ‘apartheid’ to build trust between generations – Sally Weale (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/07/britain-age-segregated-countries-world-age-apartheid

January 6 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters rally in Naperville. When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200105/activists-call-for-peace-in-the-middle-east-at-naperville-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those on the speaker’s list were U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville; peace activist Walt Zlotow; a representative of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, a Downers Grove Democrat; and delegates for Democratic presidential hopefuls. The rally was sponsored by Indivisible DuPage, Stand On Every Corner — Naperville, the Winfield Township Democratic Organization, Lisle Township Democratic Organization and Naperville Township Democrats.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Thanks to the Illinois Exodus: As this state’s population shrinks, so does its clout in Washington. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs focus on driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, out of your county, your township/ward, and your municipality. I should write a book about their success in driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-exodus-population-census-congress-tax-pension-20200106-w7n2z567krhpleehyhurgd6uxi-story.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Legal Marijuana Means Challenges for Police – Doug Jenkins 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296660#.XhMYgCN_OM8

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/entertainment/how-to-throw-a-marijuana-dinner-party-with-tips-on/article_fb289ebb-9ff7-5d09-9c32-f00f2644ecb8.html

RIVER BENDER
— Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=291157

NPR ILLINOIS
— President Launches ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Coalition – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-launches-evangelicals-trump-coalition#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Impeachment drives GOP small-donor donations on new platform – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/impeachment-drives-gop-small-donor-donations-on-new-platform

WQAD
— Protesters gather outside Cheri Bustos’ office opposing war, Iran airstrike – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2020/01/06/protesters-gather-outside-cheri-bustos-office-striking-against-war/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE WEBSITE: Notable names among presidential delegate candidates: For President Trump: State Reps. Darren Bailey, John Cabello and Brad Halbrook, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Palatine Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, real estate exec Kristine Farra, Park Ridge Commissioner Charlene Foss-Eggemann, state Sen. Dale Fowler, Congressman Darin LaHood, state Sen. Thomas “Chapin” Rose, Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw, state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy, and McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/06/looming-corruption-scandal-lightfoot-targets-poverty-obamas-big-gift-487991

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— GOP strategist Chris Robling forecasts an accelerated ‘fiscal demise’ if Chicago approves new ‘LaSalle Street Tax’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522830931-gop-strategist-forecasts-an-accelerated-fiscal-demise-if-chicago-approves-new-lasalle-street-tax#new_tab

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-reveals-winners-and-losers-of-wealth-migration-across-50-states-wirepoints-original/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Continues Defense of President Trump Administering Justice on Terrorist Qassem Soleimani
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-continues-defense-of-president-trump-administering-justice-on-terrorist-qassem-soleimani/ 
— Property Tax Relief Task Force Has Draft Recommendations To Gut the Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/property-tax-relief-task-force-has-recommendations-to-gut-the-tax-cap/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Americans are coming home to the GOP – Rebecca Hagelin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/5/black-americans-are-coming-home-gop/
— Army gives TikTok the heave-ho; Chinese social media app banned due to cybersecurity risk – Douglas Ernst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/army-gives-tiktok-the-heave-ho-chinese-social-medi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— With rising anti-Semitism, New Yorkers rally to hate Trump while hating “hate” – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/with_rising_antisemitism_new_yorkers_rally_to_hate_trump_while_hating_hate.html
— Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/guess_who_runs_the_rudest_cities_in_america.html

BREITBART
— Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States – JOHN BINDER5
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/05/400k-anchor-babies-born-u-s-2019/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Hate Trump So Much They’re Siding With Iran – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/06/democrats-side-with-iran/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— American Trump Derangement Syndrome Is An Iranian Strategic Asset – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/american-trump-derangement-syndrome-is-an-iranian-strategic-asset/

POLITICO
— Trump’s 2020: Rallies, Twitter and an expected Super Bowl push Trump kicks off an election year with no shortage of high-profile events designed to disparage impeachment and trumpet his actions on Iran and the economy. – ANITA KUMAR (DIERSEN: When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/trump-2020-reelection-campaign-plan-093339

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-trump-iran-tweets-reaction-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters support Suleimani. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/mideast-allies-suleimani.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government and dependency on charity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/upshot/food-stamps-lower-health-care-costs.html

USA TODAY
— The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines? In August, I started covering vaping lung injuries from high-potency THC. Next, I added the link between cannabis and mental illness, but it’s lonely. – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/01/03/marijuana-pot-thc-vaping-psychosis-mental-illness-media-column/4299001002/
— As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/06/marijuana-induced-psychosis-rises-mental-health-treatment-elusive/2698446001/

BOSTON HERALD
— Left hails a new year of hating Trump – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/06/left-hails-a-new-year-of-hating-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— McDonald’s Looks Beyond Party Culture New CEO Chris Kempczinski puts fresh focus on workplace decorum after concerns about predecessor’s conduct – Heather Haddon and Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-looks-beyond-party-culture-11578243600

VOX
— Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews  A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change. – Rebecca Heilweil (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/1/21043000/artificial-intelligence-job-applications-illinios-video-interivew-act#new_tab

January 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/$54m-of-pot-products-sold-in-ill-on-first-2-days-of-legalization/5813133/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/03/week-review-legal-pot-brings-long-lines-millions-revenue
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/03/pot-focused-campaigns-aim-educate-consumers-about-new-law

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-legal-pot-rollout-promising-start

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200103/recreational-pot-sales-soar-in-rockford-neighboring-businesses-cry-foul

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/State-earns-1-1M-in-tax-revenue-first-day-of-14947433.php

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=296635#.XhCgzCN_OM8

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Campaign stresses cannabis abuse health risks – Robert McCoppin
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/campaign-stresses-cannabis-abuse-health-risks/article_0ec862f2-561d-5469-95ac-d5125e3e2e92.html

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/03/local-marijuana-distributor-hopes-to-expand/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.wral.com/marijuana-sales-through-the-roof-in-first-days-of-legalization-in-illinois/18866597/

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois lost more than $12 billion in income in 2 years: Analysis of IRS migration data – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-lost-more-than-billion-in-income-in-years-analysis/video_0a387d58-245c-55c3-a7f3-cd010869990c.html

WMTV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to send your child to a public school in Illinois is to encourage your child to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Illinois-schools-to-start-teaching-LGBTQ-history-in-2020-566698061.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-green-rush-how-long-can-we-expect-to-see-high-sales

STATELINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/high-demand-for-marijuana-shuts-down-rockford-dispensary-for-3rd-day-in-a-row/

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/which-kane-county-communities-allow-or-prohibit-marijuana-sales/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Cook County GOP Chairman blames ‘oversized, bloated government’ for Chicago’s onslaught of new taxes, fees – Glenn Minnis 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522687912-cook-county-gop-chairman-blames-oversized-bloated-government-for-chicago-s-onslaught-of-new-taxes-fees

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Joe Walsh Lays An Egg
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/joe-walsh-lays-an-egg/ 
— Democratic Party Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates from McHenry County – Final
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/democratic-party-presidential-delegate-alternate-candidates-from-mchenry-county/
— IL-14: Fallout from Qassem Soleimani Death and Left Attempts to Rein In President Trump with New Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/il-14-fallout-from-qassem-soleimani-death-and-left-attempts-to-rein-in-president-trump-with-new-legislation/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI Files Pro-Life Brief With SCOTUS – David E. Smith 
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/ifi-files-pro-life-brief-with-scotus/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democrats are going to nominate a white person, and there’s nothing wrong with that – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois, the more of the following that you are, the less likely that you will ever be appointed to or elected to any kind of government or political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, non-veteran, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-are-going-to-nominate-a-white-person-and-theres-nothing-wrong-with-that

AMERICAN THINKER
— In 2020, the United Methodist Church will formally divorce over gay marriage – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will municipalities, townships/wards, counties, states, America, and the rest of the world formally banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity? 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/in_2020_the_united_methodist_church_will_formally_divorce_over_gay_marriage.html

DAILY WIRE
— Trump-Hating Leftists Usher In New Year Of Trump Hatred – David Limbaugh
https://www.dailywire.com/news/limbaugh-trump-hating-leftists-usher-in-new-year-of-trump-hatred

FEDERALIST
— Trump’s Strike On Soleimani Is About America First, Not Reckless Interventionism Now Iran knows America is unconstrained by politically correct rules of engagement, and no longer acting out of delusions about bribing a jihadist regime into peace. – Ben Weingarten
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/03/trumps-strike-on-soleimani-is-about-america-first-not-reckless-interventionism/

THE HILL
— Trump lashes out at ‘squad’: ‘They hate Jewish people’ – TAL AXELROD 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476737-trump-lashes-out-at-squad-they-hate-jewish-people

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/marijuana-sales-illinois-top-3m-day-legal-recreational/story?id=68051493

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Qassem Suleimani against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/03/world/middleeast/ap-ml-soleimani-killing-whats-next.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Iran against America.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/world/middleeast/trump-iran-suleimani.html
— In Miami Speech, Trump Tells Evangelical Base: God Is ‘on Our Side’ – Jennifer Medina and Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that God is on their side and a) that God hates not only Trump, but that God hates all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) that God promotes dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/politics/trump-miami-rally-evangelicals.html

NEW YORK POST
— ‘Ascendant America’ no longer seems a sure bet – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ever-increasingly dump those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://nypost.com/2020/01/03/ascendant-america-no-longer-seems-a-sure-bet/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From the first years of the one-fifth of this century already completed, we’ve been told that a new, ascendant America — more nonwhite, more culturally liberal, more feminist — was going to dominate our politics for years to come. Those predictions have partially come true. Barack Obama was elected and reelected president in 2008 and 2012, respectively, and Democrats won majorities in House contests in 2006, 2008 and 2018. But those are slimmer pickings than promised. And President Trump’s victory in 2016 has made a mockery of the predictions. He wasn’t ascendant America’s choice. From millennials and Generation Z, he evokes the ­response, “OK, boomer.” Demographics, it turns out, don’t automatically turn into destiny. Ascendant groups’ triumphalism can coalesce those with opposite values into unaccustomed unity and enthusiasm. Ascendant leaders, not cautioned by sympathetic media, can concoct extreme policies unsellable to most voters. And perhaps ascendant groups, with their low birth rates, may not become as ascendant as demographers expected. That’s a conclusion you might draw from the Census Bureau’s state population estimates for midyear 2019, released just one day before the year-end deadline. They’re the best leading indicator we’ve got for the 2020 census, whose results will reapportion the House of Representatives and the Electoral College.)

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters a) glorify and praise Trump-haters in rural America and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump-supporters in rural America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/03/five-myths-about-rural-america/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote protests against Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/04/iraq-iran-tensions-protests-condemn-u-s-actions-middle-east/2807176001/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— How Population Growth and Loss Will Shape Future Elections The Census population estimates affect congressional districts and presidential elections. Here’s what the latest numbers mean. – Louis Jacobson
https://www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2020-01-03/how-population-growth-and-loss-will-shape-future-elections

BLOOMBERG LAW
— House to Vote on Age Bias Bill This Month – Jaclyn Diaz (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents promote age discrimination, reverse discrimination, political affiliation discrimination, patronage, and up-or-out. They paint themselves as being champions of younger people, minorities, females, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, etc.)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/house-to-vote-on-age-bias-bill-this-month

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE
— Utah has 600K unaffiliated voters. They need to act quickly to vote on Super Tuesday. – Lee Davidson (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your precinct a) cast Republican primary ballots to do whatever damage that they can and then b) vote for Democrat candidates in general elections?) 
https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/01/04/utah-has-k-unaffiliated/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More than one of every three Utah voters — 619,000 of them — are unaffiliated with any political party. They may not receive a by-mail ballot for the quickly approaching Super Tuesday presidential primary on March 3 unless they take some action soon.)

GAINESVILLE REGISTER
— Why isn’t your name on there? – Editorial (DIERSEN: What discourages you from seeking a government office or political office? The following discourages me from seeking a government office or political office. Ever-increasingly, more and more and more of those in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid do not want me a) to seek or hold any kind of elected or appointed office in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, or Illinois, b) to serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, or c) serve as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. They certainly did not want me to serve as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc.) 
https://www.gainesvilleregister.com/opinion/editorials/our-viewpoint-why-isn-t-your-name-on-there/article_d005a3fc-2e74-11ea-907c-8f06efc8dde5.html
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: What your May 2020 local ballot will look like will begin taking shape next week. What if your name were on it? Local schools, towns and cities are all governed by boards you elect. The members of those boards are not that different from you — they live where you live and may well run into you at work or in the grocery store aisles. What put them on the city council or school board was that they care about the future of your community. If you share that interest, maybe it’s your turn to seek local office. We often use this editorial space to encourage residents of Cooke County to get involved in our area’s civic life, whether that be in the local schools, city elections or the county at large. Seeking elected office is just another way you can help fulfill your civic duties as an American. But research shows just 2% of Americans have ever run for public office at any level. So let’s change that. Most municipal and school boards have pretty simple qualifications for who can run, and they don’t require a lot of formal training or connections. They boil down to four things: — Live in Texas for at least a year before the filing deadline — Live in the town or city ward or school district for at least six months before the filing deadline — Be at least 18 years old — Be a registered voter In other words, you don’t have to know everything or be wealthy to run for office. Just be willing to accept help and learn as you go. If you’re already happy with how your local government is being managed, there might still be reason for you to seek a seat on the school board or municipal council. One, the folks on your local board can’t fill the office forever. You might be surprised at how difficult it can be for board members to find someone to take their place when they are ready to pass the baton. They may be praying for someone like you to turn up — ask them and see. Two, first-time candidates rarely achieve the office they seek, for a variety of reasons. Inexperience with running a campaign for local office is just one of those reasons, but it’s one you can head off now. At the very least, attend a few board meetings and talk to your current elected officials about what they do and how they got elected. By the way, volunteering on the board of a local nonprofit or church is another way to gain experience that would prepare you for elected office, and such organizations are almost always looking for new hands on deck. Consider stepping up as a board member at an organization whose mission you care about. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be reporting the specific filing requirements and deadlines for local governing bodies with positions up for election this year. Keep an eye out for the ones that interest you and consider whether your name ought to be the next one on the ballot.)

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters side with Qassem Suleimani against America.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/03/donald-trump-qassem-suleimani-haunt-quds-iran