October 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican Adam Kinzinger joins GOP critics of Trump’s decision to pull troops out of Syria – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-criticizes-trump-turkey-syria-20191008-gbb4gohm3fbp7briau3fabwpni-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Elmhurst Council votes to ban recreational marijuana sales – GRAYDON MEGAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmhurst/ct-dob-elmhurst-recreational-marijuana-tl-1010-20191008-wv3hro4trfeithzdc72qgvv3d4-story.html
— GOP lined up against Trump’s Republican challengers – CARL P. LEUBSDORF
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-leubsdorf-column-20191008-story.html
— President Trump declares it in writing: He won’t cooperate in ‘illegitimate’ impeachment probe – ZEKE MILLER AND JILL COLVIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-probe-20191008-qw6k7aghk5frpedxhq6hwg6cjy-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge officially bans recreational marijuana businesses – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-recreational-marijuana-tl-1010-20191008-yrec6w2gt5b7dfdvahsoshcttm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ellen DeGeneres says backlash for sitting with George W. Bush is out of bounds “I’m friends with George Bush. In fact, I’m friends with a lot of people who don’t share the same beliefs that I have. We’re all different and I think that we’ve forgotten that that’s OK,” DeGeneres said. – Miriam Di Nunzio 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2019/10/8/20904564/ellen-degeneres-backlash-sitting-with-george-w-bush

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Board delays discussion about recorder’s office after mix-up – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/dupage-county-board-delays-discussion-about-recorders-office-after-mix-up
— New election equipment will be bought for DuPage County – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/new-election-equipment-will-be-bought-for-dupage-county-
— Marijuana sales, video gambling will be on ballot in Rosemont – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191008/marijuana-sales-video-gambling-will-be-on-ballot-in-rosemont

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ives advances her Casten challenge, but stumbles over Trump criticism The former GOP candidate for governor starts to gain momentum in the west suburban congressional district, but hedges when it comes to her party leader’s recent feuds and the Turkey situation. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/ives-advances-her-casten-challenge-stumbles-over-trump-criticism

MADISON RECORD
— Robert Winchester loses challenge to GOP committeeman election after alleged ‘systematic machinations’ – John Breslin
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/514136065-gop-operative-loses-challenge-to-committeeman-election-after-alleged-systematic-machinations

WGLT
— Ray LaHood: Division Will Be Biggest End Result of House Impeachment – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/ray-lahood-division-will-be-biggest-end-result-house-impeachment#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— 12 Illinois Billionaires Among Forbes 400 Richest In America The number of Illinois billionaires dropped by one since last year. The list includes Gov. J.B. Pritzker. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/12-illinois-billionaires-among-forbes-400-richest-america

WHEATON PATCH
— Top 10 Subdivisions in Wheaton, IL – October 2019 The Wheaton subdivision with the highest average sale price between October 2018 and October 2019 was Hunters Glen. – Marco Amidei/
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/top-10-subdivisions-wheaton-il-october-2019

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger on Trump’s Syria withdrawal: ‘We certainly have not won the war against ISIS’ – Victor Garcia 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/adam-kinzinger-trump-syria-war-isis

TOWNHALL
— Poll: 68 Percent Of Mississippians Want Business Owners Who Employed Illegal Aliens Prosecuted – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/10/08/60-percent-of-mississippians-want-feds-to-prosecute-chicken-plant-owners-who-employed-illegal-aliens-n2554274

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We’re Not Exporting Our Values to China — We’re Importing Theirs – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/were-not-exporting-our-values-to-china-were-importing-theirs/

NOQ REPORT
— Socialists control the airwaves and school books, and it’s starting to show – JD Rucker
https://noqreport.com/2019/10/08/socialists-control-airwaves-school-books-starting-show/

POLITICO
— Manhattan Council looks to target age discrimination, citing workers as young as 40 – SALLY GOLDENBERG 
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2019/10/07/council-takes-up-age-discrimination-1221206

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House Declares War on Impeachment Inquiry, Alleging Effort to Undo Trump’s Election – Nicholas Fandos, Peter Baker, Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/us/politics/sondland-trump-ukraine-impeach.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s 2016 campaign was run on a shoestring. His reelection machine is huge — and armed with consultants. Since 2017, nearly $92 million has flowed to dozens of firms providing political consulting services to Trump’s 2020 reelection machine. – Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Anu Narayanswamy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/08/trumps-campaign-was-run-shoestring-his-reelection-machine-is-huge-armed-with-consultants/
— Nearly 1 million migrants arrested along Mexico border in fiscal year 2019, most since 2007 – Nick Miroff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/nearly-1-million-migrants-arrested-along-mexico-border-in-fiscal-2019-most-since-2007/2019/10/08/749413e4-e9d4-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html

FED SMITH
— Executive Orders and Their Impact on Federal Workers – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, job assignments, performance appraisal, pay-for-performance, budget cuts, etc. to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially to not hire and to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/10/08/executive-orders-impact-federal-workers/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Making It Easier to Fire Federal Workers The new orders will impact how long federal workers have to improve their performance after receiving a bad review. The time to improve will be reduced from 120 days to 30 days. Agencies will be encouraged to remove (fire) poor performers rather than suspending them.)

September 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Javier Garcia charged with terrorism after driving SUV through Woodfield Mall – Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/man-charged-with-terrorism-after-driving-suv-through-woodfield-mall/5576514/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-9/29/2019

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Trump crisis: ‘Worse than Watergate’ – William J. Booker, Chicago (DIERSEN: How has impeachment impacted you? In 1974, the Democrats who ran IRS’s Chicago office used Nixon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeachment_process_against_Richard_Nixon) to justify their getting rid of their employees (including me) who were Republican.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-092919-20190929-ytclbau2xzamxeaeekt27gjhc4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mattel promotes gender confusion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-wp-creatable-world-gender-inclusive-dolls-mattel-20190925-5vwczztsvncatdxbtepffxii7u-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Proposal would have county administer general assistance for township – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190928/proposal-would-have-county-administer-general-assistance-for-township

NPR ILLINOIS
— Facebook’s Hands-Off Approach To Content Posted By Politicians
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/facebooks-hands-approach-content-posted-politicians#stream/0
— Poverty Dip Not Seen In Illinois But It Happens Nationally – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/poverty-dip-not-seen-illinois-it-happens-nationally#stream/0

FOX NEWS
— President Trump goes scorched-earth against impeachment push
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/president-trump-goes-scorched-earth-against-impeachment-push
— Controversial NYT writer defends boycott of NYT, says it supports ‘dissenting views’ inside paper – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sarah-jeong-defends-nyt-boycott

AMERICAN THINKER
— Violence against the Citizenry Is the Left’s Intent – E. Jeffrey Ludwig
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/violence_against_the_citizenry_is_the_lefts_intent.html
— The demise of the Democratic Party – Amil Imani
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/the_demise_of_the_democratic_party.html
— It’s not Republicans Democrats are afraid of; it’s other Democrats! – Silvio Canto, Jr.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/its_not_republicans_democrats_are_afraid_of_its_other_democrats.html

BREITBART
— Malkin: ‘Smear Machine’ Led by Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, La Raza Preventing Rational Discussion on Immigration – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/09/28/malkin-smear-machine-led-by-southern-poverty-law-center-aclu-la-raza-preventing-rational-discussion-on-immigration/

TALKING POINTS MEMO
— Conservative Republican Study Committee Outlines $2.5 Trillion In Spending Cuts
https://forums.talkingpointsmemo.com/t/conservative-republican-study-committee-outlines-2-5-trillion-in-spending-cuts-talking-points-memo/145691

NEWT GINGRICH
— Inside the Contract with America: 25 Years Later (DIERSEN: The Democrats who ran GAO used the “Contract with America” to get rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran (including me) who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.gingrich360.com/2019/09/video-inside-the-contract-with-america-25-years-later/

THE HILL
— Democrats take Trump impeachment case to voters – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/463479-democrats-take-trump-impeachment-case-to-voters
— GOP ratchets up 2020 attacks as impeachment storm grows – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/463469-gop-ratchets-up-2020-attacks-as-impeachment-storm-grows

POLITICO
— Did Republicans Lose Orange County for Good? Demographic changes and an unpopular president have remade Orange County’s electoral map. Is the transformation permanent? – ANDREW DESIDERIO
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/29/republicans-orange-county-california-228110

NEW YORK TIMES
— Alec Baldwin returns for SNL’s cold open, which tackles impeachment (and features a surprise guest) – Travis M. Andrews
https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/09/29/alec-baldwin-returns-snls-cold-open-which-tackles-impeachment-features-surprise-guest/
— Democrats’ 2020 Campaign Message: Not Impeachment, They Insist The party is bracing for a pitched battle with President Trump that will likely overshadow its policy agenda. But Democrats say they do not want impeachment to dominate the election. – Alexander Burns and Nick Corasaniti
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/us/politics/democrats-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment is the final opportunity for Republicans to start the post-Trump era on their own terms.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/27/opinion/impeach-trump-republicans.html
— Are We Living in a Post-Happiness World? – Laura M. Holson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs do everything that that can to make members of the following groups unhappy: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/sunday-review/joy-happiness-life.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Leading Chinese American scholars decry racial profiling from Trump’s hard-line policies against China – TERESA WATANABE
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-28/leading-chinese-american-scholars-decry-fallout-on-them-of-trumps-hardline-policies-against-china

BLOOMBERG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Miley Cyrus-Backed Cannabis Cafe Brings Amsterdam to Hollywood – Linus Chua and Hailey Waller
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-28/miley-cyrus-backed-cannabis-cafe-brings-amsterdam-to-hollywood

INDEPENDENT
— Facebook addresses its anti-conservative bias Facebook had the good business sense to acknowledge that it has been biased against conservatives and has taken steps to ameliorate the problem. – Howard Sierer
http://suindependent.com/facebook-addresses-its-anti-conservative-bias/

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE
— Moscow voters will have plenty of city council choices Six candidates running for three positions on Moscow City Council – William L. Spence (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided for each candidate: Name, Age, Education, Work experience, Prior political experience, How long lived in area, Family, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
https://lmtribune.com/northwest/moscow-voters-will-have-plenty-of-city-council-choices/article_187ebd1f-fa91-59b5-8b2b-91b9c574f343.html

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Race to represent northwest Spokane on City Council pits candidates with different styles – Adam Shanks (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided for each candidate: Name, Age, Education, Work experience, Political experience, Family, and Neighborhood. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/sep/29/spokane-councilwoman-karen-stratton-says-she-fight/

NORTHWEST GEORGIA NEWS
— Meet the Candidate: Rhonda Swaney for Ringgold City Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-rhonda-swaney-for-ringgold-city-council/article_35449c98-e238-11e9-8e51-ffc095352573.html
— Meet the Candidate: Charlie Lamar for Ringgold City Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-charlie-lamar-for-ringgold-city-council/article_37ebf42a-e227-11e9-93ca-abdb097a198d.html
— Meet the Candidate: Donald Pangle for Ringgold Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-donald-pangle-for-ringgold-council/article_cd0a7368-e23d-11e9-bb68-9b75e8022c0a.html
— Meet the Candidate: Jake Haynes for Ringgold Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.)
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-jake-haynes-for-ringgold-council/article_b0fe986c-e250-11e9-a9a4-3f62e80e0c60.html
— Meet the Candidate: Incumbent Sara Clark for Ringgold City Council – Tamara Wolk (DIERSEN: Outstandingly, the following information is provided: Name, Education/Work experience, Problems city is facing, Positives, Vision for city, Local/State elected officials admires, Quote, and Website. The Daily Herald, Wheaton Leader, and Wheaton Patch should have published the aforesaid information for each of the 13 North District and 10 West District Wheaton City Council candidates.) 
http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/meet-the-candidate-incumbent-sara-clark-for-ringgold-city-council/article_cea607fe-e22f-11e9-82c1-1f92aa7f73aa.html

NEW AMERICAN
— Paul Ryan, Fox Corp. Board Member, Pushing Fox News to Dump Trump – Luis Miguel
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/33531-paul-ryan-fox-corp-board-member-pushing-fox-news-to-dump-trump

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Trump’s Reelection Far More Likely Than Impeachment
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/september_2019/voters_see_trump_s_reelection_far_more_likely_than_impeachment

ABC NEWS AUSTRALIA
— Driving under the influence of medical cannabis is illegal, but patients are still taking the risk – Ben Knight
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-29/medicinal-cannabis-thc-and-driving-laws-in-australia/11517648

EURASIA REVIEW
— Media Ethics In Professional Journalism: Social Responsibility Of Professional Journalists – Dr. Sabahudin Hadzialic (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Everyone involved in journalism should be required to fully disclose the sources and amounts of their income. He who pays the piper calls the tunes.) 
https://www.eurasiareview.com/28092019-media-ethics-in-professional-journalism-social-responsibility-of-professional-journalists-essay/

September 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Northfield woman’s plea prompts assessor’s relief for floodplain homeowners Jane Goldenberg, a writer and a former Northfield village trustee, said it just goes to show the importance of speaking up when you think your government is making a mistake. “Sometimes someone listens,” she said. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/20/20876462/northfield-womans-plea-prompts-assessors-relief-floodplain-homeowners-north-shore-fritz-kaegi
— Beale predicts City Council resistance to massive property tax increase Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s most outspoken City Council critic predicts mayor will come up empty in Springfield and have no choice but to raise property taxes by as much as $500 million. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2019/9/20/20876064/beale-predicts-city-council-resistance-property-tax-increase-lori-lightfoot

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Far-left Democrats are pushing very bad ideas (and moderates get attacked if they say so) – CATHERINE RAMPELL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-far-left-rampell-20190920-a5v32fnxqzbdpfjnmgbdxl5tae-story.html
— Two candidates join the Kane County state’s attorney’s race – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-spence-afeef-kane-county-states-attorney-st-0922-20190920-hpuwv7hobrde5n4vtdgpb5npdq-story.html
— Wall Street’s new left: Millennials see a politics beyond profit – CLAIRE BALLENTINE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers-finance/sns-wp-millennials-politics-profit-20190920-iq4o5nqferehrdah36ev6la7pe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court,’ where users can go to contest the company’s decisions – Tony Romm
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190921/facebooks-supreme-court-where-users-can-go-to-contest-the-companys-decisions

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Owners Of Revoked Illinois FOID Cards Must Give Up Their Guns. Fewer Than Half Do. – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/owners-revoked-illinois-foid-cards-must-give-their-guns-fewer-half-do#stream/0

NORTH COOK NEWS
— New Trier High School handout suggests volunteering at Planned Parenthood prevents climate change – W.J. Kennedy
https://northcooknews.com/stories/513752499-new-trier-high-school-handout-suggests-volunteering-at-planned-parenthood-prevents-climate-change

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— McSweeney cites falling population in push to lower taxes – Glenn Minnis
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/513690008-mcsweeney-cites-falling-population-in-push-to-lower-taxes

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Candace Owens tells Congress: White supremacy not even a top 100 issue for minorities – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/candace-owens-tells-congress-white-supremacy-not-even-a-top-100-issue-for-minorities
— Violent white supremacists a leading domestic security threat: Department of Homeland Security – Anna Giaritelli (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? What about violent male supremacists, violent old people supremacists, violent Trump supporter supremacists, violent Protestant supremacists, violent conservative supremacists, violent patriotic supremacists, violent Republican supremacists, violent American supremacists, violent rich people supremacists, violent gun owner supremacists, violent German American supremacists, and violent those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time supremacists?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-supremacy-is-the-top-domestic-threat-department-of-homeland-security

BREITBART
— Ben Carson Defends Putting Homeless Women Before Transgender Dogma – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/20/ben-carson-defends-putting-homeless-women-before-transgender-dogma/
— D.C. Rally: Tea Party Patriots Warn Against Growing Socialism in America – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/20/d-c-rally-tea-party-patriots-warn-against-growing-socialism-in-america/

BLAZE
— Biden blasted at LGBT forum for previously calling Vice President Pence a ‘decent guy’ The interviewer asked how he could be trusted after such an offense – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-blasted-at-lgbt-forum-for-previously-calling-vice-president-pence-a-decent-guy

DAILY SIGNAL
— ICE-Hating Groups Used Facebook to Incite Violence – Michelle Malkin
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/20/ice-hating-groups-used-facebook-to-incite-violence/

DAILY WIRE
— The Fight For Marriage Continues – BRIAN BROWN
https://www.dailywire.com/news/52041/brown-fight-marriage-continues-brian-brown

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats Cite Discredited SPLC to Sic the IRS on Conservative ‘Hate Groups’ – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/dems-cite-discredited-splc-to-sic-the-irs-on-hate-groups/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yet (LaHood) also warned that “the IRS should not be used as a political tool to discriminate against organizations that differ in viewpoints. … We cannot use political disagreement as a metric to define hate speech or a hate group. This type of labeling can and has led to violent acts.” “I know my colleague just referenced the Southern Poverty Law Center,” LaHood said. “In 2012, an armed man named Floyd Lee Corkins walked into the Family Research Council Washington headquarters with the intent to shoot and kill as many of its employees as possible. He was apprehended, but not before wounding the non-profit’s business manager. Mr. Corkins later told the FBI that he had seen the nonprofit group listed as an anti-gay hate group on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website.” LaHood did not call for the IRS to revoke the SPLC’s non-profit status (although some, notably Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), have called for an investigation, not because the SPLC is liberal but because it only targets Republicans for its accusations of “hate.”). He merely joined other Republicans in warning that government attempts to crack down on “hate” could discriminate against lawful organizations based on their political viewpoints.)

NEWS BUSTERS
— SNL Hired Comic Who Made Racist Remarks in Effort to Attract ‘Conservatives’ – Randy Hall 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/randy-hall/2019/09/20/fired-snl-comedian-was-part-attempt-attract-conservative-viewers

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Ben Carson reacts to being called a bigot for saying there are 2 genders – Samantha Chang 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/21/ben-carson-reacts-to-being-called-a-bigot-for-saying-there-are-2-genders-828045

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Biden’s LGBTQ Record Draws Scrutiny at Iowa Presidential Forum – Reuters
https://ijr.com/bidens-lgbtq-record-draws-scrutiny-iowa/

THE HILL
— China to test journalists on loyalty to Xi Jinping to get credentials renewed – MARTY JOHNSON (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should do no more and do no less than what I am told to do by a) the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) the officers of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) officers of the IRP, e) the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman, and f) Republican elected officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/462371-china-to-test-journalists-on-loyalty-to-xi-jinping-to-get-credentials-renewed
— Candace Owens tells Congress white nationalism not a problem for minorities in US – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/462395-candace-owens-tells-congress-white-nationalism-not-a-problem-for-minorities-in

CNN
— Growing divide shows ‘electability’ question isn’t going anywhere – Sarah Isgur
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/opinions/widening-partisan-approval-gap-for-2020-isgur/
— Why ‘cancel culture’ doesn’t always work – Leah Asmelash
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/21/entertainment/cancel-culture-explainer-trnd/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Gather for First 2020 L.G.B.T. Forum – Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer (DIERSEN: LGBTQ activists insist that LGBTQ politicians a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/politics/lgbt-forum-2020.html
— Joe Biden Has Tense Exchange Over L.G.B.T.Q. Record – Reid J. Epstein and Lisa Lerer (DIERSEN: LGBTQ activists insist that LGBTQ politicians a) promote LGBTQ activity and b) get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/us/politics/lgbt-forum-2020.html
— When Anti-Immigration Meant Keeping Out Black Pioneers In the 1850s, Midwestern states used harsh laws to deny free African-Americans wealth and property. – Anna-Lisa Cox (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hold you responsible for what your ancestors did. If I sought a government office or a political office, they would stress that my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/opinion/sunday/anti-immigration-laws-black-pioneers.html
— Why Republicans Play Dirty – Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (DIERSEN: I should write a book about “Republicans” who play dirty.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/opinion/republicans-democracy-play-dirty.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s rhetoric will have a chilling effect on future whistleblowers, legal experts say – Reis Thebault
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2019/09/21/trumps-rhetoric-will-have-chilling-effect-future-whistleblowers-legal-experts-say/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Disappearing Political Center: In More Places, Elections Aren’t Close A comparison of Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996 with Donald Trump’s victory 20 years later – Dante Chinni, Aaron Zitner and Brian McGill
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-disappearing-political-center-in-more-places-elections-arent-close-11568984400
— Why Jay Leno Invests in Cars, Not Stocks – Marshall Heyman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-jay-leno-invests-in-cars-not-stocks-11568751169
— Why They’ll Never Stop Targeting Kavanaugh The continuing assault reflects both a fixation and an effort to deprive the court of its legitimacy. – Peggy Noonan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-theyll-never-stop-targeting-kavanaugh-11568933484

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TELEGRAM
— City Council candidates pledge accessibility City candidates participate in a forum Thursday at Edgecombe Community College. – WILLIAM F. WEST
http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2019/09/21/Council-candidates-pledge.html

INDY CHANNEL
— ‘We are going to bring our babies home’ Fetal remains found in Illinois came from Indiana – Matt McKinney
https://www.theindychannel.com/news/state-news/we-are-going-to-bring-our-babies-home-fetal-remains-found-in-illinois-came-from-indiana

SANTA FE REPORTER
— City Council Candidates Take the Stage – Leah Cantor (DIERSEN: Who represents you on your city council? What do they think of you and of those who share your demographics?)
https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2019/09/20/city-council-candidates-take-the-stage/

LA PROGRESSIVE
— Will Women Dominate the Future
https://www.laprogressive.com/will-women-dominate/

GUARDIAN
— Chinese journalists to be tested on loyalty to Xi Jinping Exam will test journalists on president’s teachings on socialism and propaganda (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should do no more and do no less than what I am told to do by a) the officers of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, b) the officers of the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) my representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) officers of the IRP, e) the IRP National Committeeman and Committeewoman, and f) Republican elected officials in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/20/chinese-journalists-to-be-tested-on-loyalty-to-xi-jinping

September 18 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot to introduce Chicago marijuana sales ordinance at City Council meeting Wednesday – Michelle Gallardo (DIERSEN: Wherever pot is sold, it will bring down everything around it.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-to-introduce-chicago-marijuana-sales-ordinance-wednesday/5548737/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The latest smear against Justice Brett Kavanaugh part of left’s scorched-earth strategy – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-abortion-kass-20190918-ot2ho5wozne6ra62p25hywzvgi-story.html
— Congestion fee? Boost mass transit – Kirk Dillard, Chairman, Regional Transportation Authority, Chicago
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-091719-20190916-tcstfbtsingwblwuw6eemkjyva-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville back on Money magazine’s 2019 list for Best 100 Places to Live in U.S. – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-money-magazine-naperville-st-09018-20190917-e2b6ncffbjfe3cbpzw6ltlymjy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The magazine noted communities listed in the 2018 rankings were not included in the 2019 analysis. Last year Wheaton ranked 27th and Schaumburg came in at No. 34.)

DAILY HERALD
— Why identity politics is dangerous – Richard Cohen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters 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.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190918/why-identity-politics-is-dangerous
— How suburban League of Women Voters chapters are encouraging the next generation of voters – Eileen O. Daday (DIERSEN: What percent of teachers 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.dailyherald.com/entlife/20190917/how-suburban-league-of-women-voters-chapters-are-encouraging-the-next-generation-of-voters

WGN TV
— Most downtown legal marijuana dispensaries would be banned under mayor’s proposal
https://wgntv.com/2019/09/17/most-downtown-legal-marijuana-dispensaries-would-be-banned-under-mayors-proposal/
— Indiana, Illinois AGs investigate after fetal remains found – SEAN LEWIS
https://wgntv.com/2019/09/17/indiana-illinois-ags-investigate-after-fetal-remains-found/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— City Council approves zoning change paving way for Helping Hands shelter on 11th Street – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes (especially those in my precinct) falsely hint/imply/argue/shout a) that Republicans on Wheaton’s City Council want bad zoning changes, b) that I want bad zoning changes, and c) that I support those who want bad zoning changes.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190917/city-council-approves-zoning-change-paving-way-for-helping-hands-shelter-on-11th-street

SOUTHERN
— Fiscal chaos looms for Illinois; it’s time for politically difficult measures – Jim Nowlan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats will do more and more and more to take income and assets away from Illinois Republicans, and especially away from Illinois Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-jim-nowlan-fiscal-chaos-looms-for-illinois-it-s/article_7bb19e33-2092-5822-80c8-10d7bb89429a.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: East Peoria opens its doors for pot sales and personal use – Scott Hilyard
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190917/east-peoria-opens-its-doors-for-pot-sales-and-personal-use

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Deadline-nears-for-8216-budtender-8217-14446784.php

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Senate must stand up against diversion of money to Trump’s border wall – Dick Durbin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries against America.)
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article235194522.html

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales in Springfield approved – Cymphanie Sherman
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/springfield-aldermen-approve-recreational-marijuana-sales
— Protest likely to greet Trump fundraising trip in California – AP (DIERSEN: Who would protest if Trump came to your municipality, to your township/ward, to your county?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/protest-likely-to-greet-trump-fundraising-trip-in-california
— Jimmy Carter says he couldn’t have managed presidency at 80 – AP (DIERSEN: What shows that you are not “too old” to manage things? For me, it is my ability to spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out each and every morning and evening. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 346,000 articles and information on many upcoming events.) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/jimmy-carter-says-he-couldnt-have-managed-presidency-at-80-09-18-2019-091334192

WIRE POINTS
— Moody’s new report shows Illinois is nation’s extreme outlier when it comes to pension debts – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/moodys-new-report-shows-illinois-is-nations-extreme-outlier-when-it-comes-to-pension-debts/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Gun Control Debate – IL 66th District: Skillicorn Tweets 8chan-type Blog Smears on Schofield 2A and LWV, Her Facebook Conversations on 2A/LWV, Skillicorn Facebook Accessibility
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/18/il-66th-district-skillicorn-tweets-8chan-type-blog-smears-on-schofield-2a-and-lwv-her-facebook-conversations-on-2a-lwv-skillicorn-facebook-accessibility/ 
— Chuck Wheeler Pushes Advisory Referendum on Gun Rights
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/18/chuck-wheeler-pushes-advisory-referendum-on-gun-rights/

CAPITOL FAX
— Money Stuff (DIERSEN: Do my critics/opponents want me to file a “notification of self-funding” for the money that I spend to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out each and every day? What about the number of hours that it takes me each and every day to do that?) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/18/money-stuff/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Even though the 2020 primaries and general elections are months away, some big political donations are being made and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has blown the statutory limit off of his campaign. Madigan filed a “notification of self-funding” on Aug. 23, indicating that the $100,001 donation he had made to himself removed the state limitations on campaign contributions in what is so far an uncontested race.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/18/trying-to-look-on-the-bright-side/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump launches two-day fundraising effort in California, expects to raise $15M Money to benefit campaign, RNC – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/17/donald-trump-launches-two-day-fundraising-effort-c/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN airs in-kind donation to Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 campaign – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: One could argue that because GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year, and because I provide them free of charge, I am providing in-kind donations worth at least $1,000/year to those who read the emails.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-airs-in-kind-donation-to-elizabeth-warrens-2020-campaign

GOPUSA
— Eric Holder warns Dems on ditching 100-year-old immigration laws: ‘Borders mean something’ (DIERSEN: Borders help stop citizens of foreign countries from taking over countries. For example, the Mexican-American border helps stop citizens of Mexico from taking over America. As everyone knows, because it has so many citizens, China could take over America any time that it wants to.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=76202

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump is only now a racist? – Peter M. Friedman
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/trump_is_only_now_a_racist.html
— Democrats want their border crisis back and are actually plotting to get it –Border Patrol union chief – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/democrats_want_their_border_crisis_back_and_are_actually_plotting_to_get_it_border_patrol_union_chief.html

BREITBART
— New York Times Fact Checker Used Racist, Homophobic Slurs on Twitter – DAVID NG
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/09/17/new-york-times-fact-checker-used-racist-homophobic-slurs-on-twitter/

TOWNHALL
— Facebook Incites Violent War on ICE – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/09/18/facebook-incites-violent-war-on-ice-n2553287

FEDERALIST
— Fetus-Collecting Abortionist Connected To Unlicensed Abortion Facility In Buttigieg’s Town Abortion apologists are now distancing themselves from abortionist Ulrich George Klopfer, who was recently found to have kept the remains of more than 2,000 babies. But they weren’t before. – Margot Cleveland
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/17/fetus-collecting-abortionist-connected-to-unlicensed-abortion-facility-in-buttigiegs-town/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— RACIST EXAM QUESTIONS? – Walter E. Williams (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are nasty. If you sought a government office or political office, what would your critics/opponents stress to paint you as being “not the brightest bulb?” My critics/opponents would stress that while I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, my scores were not that high. They would stress that while I earned a bachelor’s degree in management and master’s degrees in management, accounting, and finance, my grades were not that high. They would stress that I became the following not by passing examinations, but by grandfathering in: Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant. One of my critics/opponents has publicly stressed that he got better scores than I did on the CPA examination.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/racist-exam-questions/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House endorses investigation of abortionist who kept bodies of over 2,000 murdered babies – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/white-house-endorses-investigation-after-2000-dead-babies-found-on-abortionists-property

LIFE NEWS
— Democrat Presidential Candidates Silent About Grisly Discovery of 2,246 Aborted Babies – DAVE ANDRUSKO
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/09/17/democrat-presidential-candidates-silent-about-grisly-discovery-of-2246-aborted-babies/
— Abortionist Who Kept 2,200 Aborted Babies Did Abortions in Pete Buttigieg’s Hometown – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/09/17/abortionist-who-kept-2200-aborted-babies-did-abortions-in-pete-buttigiegs-hometown/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Jr. Blasts The New York Times After More Bigoted Tweets Revealed – RYAN SAAVEDRA
https://www.dailywire.com/news/51906/trump-jr-blasts-new-york-times-after-more-bigoted-ryan-saavedra

EPOCH TIMES
— Family of Indiana Abortion Doctor Don’t Know Why Fetal Remains Were in His Garage: Lawyer – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/family-of-indiana-abortion-doctor-dont-know-why-fetal-remains-were-in-his-garage-lawyer_3084805.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— When Politics Smothers Everyday Life – Charles Lipson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn and promote hatred against those in their neighborhood, in their precinct, in their municipality, in their township/ward, in their county, in their state, and in America who do not hate Trump.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/09/17/when_politics_smothers_everyday_life__141267.html

THE HILL
— New oversight board will have final say over Facebook’s content decisions – HARPER NEIDIG (DIERSEN: What does Facebook think of you and of those who share your demographics?) 
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/461819-new-oversight-board-will-have-final-say-over-facebooks-content-decisions

POLITICO
— Illinois congressman unfazed by AOC’s endorsement of his rival – HEATHER CAYGLE (DIERSEN: Lipinski says “I think it’s always a bad idea for Democrats to go after Democrats.” I should write a book about RINOs who go after Republicans. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have lots of clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and their operatives and their dupes.) 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/09/17/dan-lipinski-aoc-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-1501620

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump delivers ‘false choice’ for Latinos between country, racial identity.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-delivers-false-choice-latinos-country-racial-identity/story?id=65672414

CNBC
— Three steps that can help vulnerable Americans overcome financial fragility – Annamaria Lusardi (DIERSEN: All the operatives and all the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe financial, health, and/or other problems. That is why they are so easily manipulated and so easily dominated by my critics/opponents.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/16/these-steps-can-help-vulnerable-americans-overcome-financial-fragility.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How a MAGA sign and a high school cheer squad ignited a debate about free speech – Lateshia Beachum (DIERSEN: If you displayed a Trump sign, how viciously would the Trump-haters in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county destroy you?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/09/17/how-maga-sign-high-school-cheer-squad-ignited-debate-about-free-speech/
— Federal employees could face more discipline under proposed new rules – Eric Yoder (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government disciplined me a) for my opposing their political affiliation discrimination, b) for my opposing their reverse discrimination, c) for my opposing their age discrimination, d) for my opposing their retaliation, and e) for my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-employees-could-face-more-discipline-under-proposed-new-rules/2019/09/17/5fdb9846-d976-11e9-ac63-3016711543fe_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— The alternative ‘facts’ of the Times’ Brett Kavanaugh story – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/09/17/goodwin-the-alternative-facts-of-the-times-brett-kavanaugh-story/
— AOC is vulnerable to a primary challenge, survey finds – Carl Campanile
https://nypost.com/2019/09/17/aoc-is-vulnerable-to-a-primary-challenge-survey-finds/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Trump swings through (and at) California
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-09-18/donald-trump-california-epa-homelessness-newsletter
— Trump tells donors in Beverly Hills: ‘We’ll never be a socialist country’ – SEEMA MEHTA, DAKOTA SMITH (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote socialism.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-09-17/mega-developer-geoffrey-palmer-hosting-trump-beverly-hills-fundraiser

USA TODAY
— Democrats forced President Trump into finding alternatives to build the border wall – Jody Hice
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/09/17/democrats-forced-president-trump-into-finding-alternatives-wall-editorials-debates/2357590001/
— While critics have advocated for Chick-fil-A boycott, the fast-food chain has more than doubled its sales – Nate Chute (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and governments boycott you? I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that boycott me and boycott my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and why they do that.)
https://www.jconline.com/story/news/2019/09/17/chickfila-starbucks-mcdonalds-boycott-lgbt-donations-fast-food-restaurant-purdue-university/2301619001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Google, Facebook Cozy Up to News Publishers as Regulators Circle Facing mounting antitrust probes, tech platforms offer fees, news-ranking changes media outlets have pursued for years – Lukas I. Alpert (DIERSEN: What do you say to those websites that unethically make “quick rehashes of existing articles” look like “original reporting?” I have never done that, and I never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails highlight the sources of articles, the titles of articles, the authors of articles, and their unhidden hyperlinks.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-facebook-cozy-up-to-publishers-as-regulators-circle-11568799001
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ‘We understand the critical importance of rewarding publishers that put their resources into original reporting,’ said Facebook executive Campbell Brown. . .Google last week announced changes to how it ranks stories on its news page to better promote original content, addressing publishers’ long-running complaints that their scoops were often overshadowed by quick rewrites by other outlets. . .Google executives said the prospect of regulation didn’t influence their effort to better promote original news, adding that technological advances had finally allowed the company to address a longstanding concern among publishers. “The challenge of identifying and precisely ranking original reporting has taken years to address and has proven extremely difficult,” said Richard Gingras, Google’s vice president for news. “What has changed is that we now have a lot more technical capabilities than we had 10 years ago.” Facebook has expressed a commitment to improving its partnerships with news outlets, particularly those that publish legitimate, high-quality reporting. “We understand the critical importance of rewarding publishers that put their resources into original reporting, which is why it’s been one of our guiding principles for the news tab since we decided to develop the product earlier this year,” said Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president for global news partnerships. “It’s important to get this right.” The outlets Facebook pitched on its news tab include the Journal’s publisher, Dow Jones, people familiar with the matter said. While many in the news industry welcomed Google’s algorithm tweak to help original reporting rank higher on Google News, several said they would reserve judgment until they could ascertain whether the change was making an impact. “With all of these things, you don’t know what it means until you see it in practice,” said David Chavern, president and chief executive of the News Media Alliance, a trade coalition representing some 2,000 news organizations in the U.S. and Canada, including Dow Jones. Mr. Gingras wrote in a blog post last week that Google had made changes to keep stories containing significant original reporting higher in search rankings for longer. . .News Corp, the Journal’s parent company, has been developing a news-aggregation service called Knewz.com that is designed, in part, to promote original reporting over quick rehashes of existing articles. . .“Those of us who do a lot of original reporting are thrilled Google is fixing this frustrating bug, but we’re still waiting for Google and some other platforms to follow Facebook’s lead in recognizing the real value they extract from our original journalism,” said Ben Smith, BuzzFeed’s editor in chief.)

KPRC RADIO
— Recently Fired SNL Comedian’s Comedy Sketch Mocks Trump Haters – Ken Webster Jr. 
https://kprcradio.iheart.com/featured/walton-and-johnson/content/2019-09-18-video-recently-fired-snl-comedians-comedy-sketch-mocks-trump-haters/

EVANSVILLE 14 NEWS
— Forum held for Evansville city council candidates – Evan Gorman (DIERSEN: What if candidate forums had been held for Wheaton’s North and West District City Council vacancies?)
https://www.14news.com/2019/09/18/decision-forum-held-evansville-city-council-candidates/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nearly a dozen people vying for Evansville City Council gave their stance on critical issues the city faces Tuesday night. The forum was fueled by written questions submitted from the audience including community policing. Each candidate who showed up was given one minute to give their responses on about half a dozen different issues. Those topics ranged from homelessness and affordable housing to transparency and also LGBTQ rights.)

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The History Between Presidents and the Press Has Always Been Tense – Tim Gallagher
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/business-of-news-the-history-between-presidents-and-the-press-has-always-been-tense/

FAIRFAX DEMOCRATS
— Federal Employee Rally (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, extremely few of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Republicans. I have been a Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) member for almost 20 years. Fewer and fewer and fewer of my fellow MTRCC members are conservative.) 
http://fairfaxdemocrats.org/event/federal-employee-rally/
(FROM THE POSTING: Show solidarity with federal workers at a “Fed Up – Rise Up” rally to demand dignity, fairness and respect for federal and D.C. government employees who are under attack by the administration. Rally sponsored by AFGE, NFFE, IFPTE, and NTEU.)

DCCC
— House Freedom Fund Endorses Jeanne Ives, Adding Fuel to the Fire of a Full-Blown GOP Civil War in IL-06’s Primary (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-hating political consultants advise candidates to not only not seek Trump’s endorsement, but to proactively reject it.)
https://dccc.org/house-freedom-fund-endorses-jeanne-ives-adding-fuel-fire-full-blown-gop-civil-war-il-06s-primary/
(DIERSEN HEADLINE: With Tea Party Endorsement, A Race to the Right has Officially Begun Earlier this week, the ultra-conservative House Freedom Fund announced its endorsement of Jeanne Ives, throwing fuel onto an already divisive primary that’s brewing in Illinois’ 6th district. This comes on the heels of Washington Insiders and Republican establishment naming Evelyn Sanguetti to House Republicans’ watch list of their top campaigns. As Washington insiders and Chicago fat cats pick their ponies, Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti will have to work hard to out-conservative each other to see who can ultimately lock-down the pinnacle: President Trump’s endorsement. “Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti have already made it clear to voters in this district that they’re more interested in getting the support of President Trump and out of touch Washington insiders than they are of people in the 6th Congressional District,” said DCCC Spokesperson, Andy Orellana.)

GOOGLE
— Elevating original reporting in Search – Richard Gingras (DIERSEN: What do you say to those websites that unethically make “quick rehashes of existing articles” look like “original reporting?” I have never done that, and I never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails highlight the sources of articles, the titles of articles, the authors of articles, and their unhidden hyperlinks.)
https://blog.google/products/search/original-reporting/
(FROM THE POSTING: With news in particular, we always aim to show a diversity of articles and sources to give users as much context and insight as possible. An important element of the coverage we want to provide is original reporting, an endeavor which requires significant time, effort and resources by the publisher. Some stories can also be both critically important in the impact they can have on our world and difficult to put together, requiring reporters to engage in deep investigative pursuits to dig up facts and sources. These are among the reasons why we aim to support these industry efforts and help people get access to the most authoritative reporting. Recently, we’ve made ranking updates and published changes to our search rater guidelines to help us better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer. This means readers interested in the latest news can find the story that started it all, and publishers can benefit from having their original reporting more widely seen.)

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— Apple News is excluding local newsrooms – Nicholas Diakopoulos
https://www.cjr.org/tow_center/apple-news-local-journalism.php

TECH TIMES
— News Corp Developing News Aggregator Service Called ‘Knewz’ – Athena Chan (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is a news aggregator.)
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/245090/20190822/news-corp-developing-news-aggregator-service-called-knewz.htm

INC.
— Google Updates Search Algorithm to Reward Original News Reporting New algorithm and search rating guideline updates will focus on the first article about an event and any original reporting that follows. – Peter Roesler (DIERSEN: What do you say to those websites that unethically make “quick rehashes of existing articles” look like “original reporting?” I have never done that, and I never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails highlight the sources of articles, the titles of articles, the authors of articles, and their unhidden hyperlinks.) 
https://www.inc.com/peter-roesler/google-updates-search-algorithm-to-reward-original-news-reporting.html
— Google Agrees to a Weird List of Employee Rights. Most of these are the law, but one is just creepy. – Suzanne Lucas (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, early retirement, etc. to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Constructively, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German national origin have no protection from political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, or national origin discrimination.)
https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/google-forced-to-post-employee-rights-your-employee-should-have-same-rights.html

FED SMITH
— OPM Proposes Changes to Federal Employee Removal Process – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government took adverse actions against me a) because I opposed their political affiliation discrimination, b) because I opposed their reverse discrimination, c) because I opposed their age discrimination, d) because I opposed their retaliation, and e) because I became an active member in a class action lawsuit in 1988 when I was 40 years old that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Democrats run the federal government. They use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, early retirement, etc. to get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. Constructively, federal employees who are Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, and/or German national origin have no protection from political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, or national origin discrimination.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/09/17/opm-proposes-changes-federal-employee-removal-process/

WINDY CITY TIMES
— LGBTQ center kicks off local chapter with economic justice summit – Melissa Wasserman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers align themselves with 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.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBTQ-center-kicks-off-local-chapter-with-economic-justice-summit/67044.html

August 23 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Wheaton’s City Council has narrowed the field of its 10 applicants for its West District vacancy to 3, and I am not one of them. The Council will interview those 3 finalists in the coming weeks. Critics of the Roosevelt Road corridor study by Camiros, Ltd. and Valerie Kretchmer & Associates (https://www.wheaton.il.us/930/Roosevelt-Road) have called for the Council to halt all action on the study until it fills its West District vacancy. It appears, sadly, like before, when the Council filled its North District vacancy, that it will not disclose who the 3 finalists are. I hope that the 3 finalists will get together, issue a joint press release, and call for a candidate forum to be held. Residents of Wheaton’s West District, including me, should have the opportunity to urge the Council to select one of those 3 finalists. Obviously, one could determine who the 3 finalist are if all 7 of the unsuccessful candidates got together and issued a press release. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Your GOPUSA Illinois Editor, Dave Diersen, calls for DuPage County to ASAP a) draft, b) propose, c) seek input on from journalists like me, d) discuss, and e) vote on official press credentialing policies and procedures. Press credentialing requirements should NOT include a) having a degree in journalism, b) being paid, c) claiming to be just a reporter and not a journalist, d) denying being an activist, e) or claiming to be nonpartisan. I have served as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. Since 2004, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have gone out each and every morning, and since 2015, each and every evening too. Those emails have included links to more than 344,100 articles and information on many upcoming events. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. What GAO Analysts do (https://www.gao.gov/about/careers/career-paths/) is extremely similar to what journalists do. In addition, I became a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, me, and condemned be as being like Jeff Gannon. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon and even worse things. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions at press conferences and share privileged information with reporters that have caused Republican candidates to be defeated and even worse things. Of course, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who do NOT want me to know about their press conferences, b) who do NOT want me to attend their press conferences, c) who do NOT want me to ask questions during their press conferences, d) who do NOT want me to speak with other reporters, e) who have barred me from attending their press conferences, f) who have had me thrown out of their press conferences, and/or g) who do not want me to report on their press conferences. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

AMERICAN PRESS INSTITUTE
— SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 FLASHBACK: Offer disclosures and statements of values – CRAIG SILVERMAN (DIERSEN: Of course, journalists should disclose the sources and amounts of all their income. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is $53,316/year. My Social Security is $2,118/year. All the time and money necessary to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening comes from me. By definition, journalists who are employees of newspapers, television stations, radio stations, websites, or other organizations cannot claim to be independent of their employer. I should sue any individual, any organization, any company, or any government that hints/implies/argues/shouts that I am paid by the Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, or any other organization. If the aforesaid organizations paid me, they would promote my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. In fact, the aforesaid organizations fail/refuse to promote my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Further, journalists should disclose their citizenship status, gender, race, age, religion, national origin, how long their ancestors have been in America, if they are a veteran or not, political affiliation, work experience, education, professional certifications and licenses, etc.) 
https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/publications/reports/strategy-studies/disclosures-values/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Looking across the landscape, we conclude there are typically five situations when a disclosure needs to be added to a piece of content: Personal connections to sources, organizations or events mentioned in reporting. Organizational links to sources, organizations or events mentioned in reporting. Limitations of any data or material used. (Meaning: Here’s what we don’t know, or some mitigating factors.) When unusual methods are used to gather information (such as in the above example). When there is an unusual arrangement with sources (such as enabling them to remain anonymous or use a pseudonym). . .A reporter’s name, email, phone number and even Twitter handle are now common information that accompanies their content. . .Beyond disclosures about specific reporting, more reporters and organizations are offering pages that are updated over time to disclose any personal ties, investments or relationships. . .PunditFact, an offshoot of PolitiFact, offers a paragraph of disclosure about its sources of funding right on its homepage.)

QUORA
— DECEMBER 1, 2012 FLASHBACK: What is the difference between a journalist and a reporter? – Ashutosh Sinha
https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-a-journalist-and-a-reporter
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In professional news media, all reporters are journalists but not all journalists are reporters. “Reporter” is a specific role: Someone who gathers facts and information from multiple sources, verifies them and writes a story or relays (reports) those findings in a TV, radio or Internet broadcast. “Journalist” includes anyone who is part of the editorial process of gathering and disseminating news: Reporters, editors, producers, photographers, camera operators, news columnists, etc. In a literal sense, anyone can be a reporter by relaying their direct observations. (e.g. I saw a car crash.) With the advent of social media such as Twitter, amateur reporters are increasingly a breaking news alert network for traditional news organizations. Ordinary people can also commit acts of journalism by following the journalistic process of fact-gathering, multi-source verification and putting those facts in context (e.g. A high-speed police chase after a million dollar bank robbery yesterday ended when the suspect’s car crashed into a lamp post at a busy downtown intersection.) Today, reporters’ roles are being blurred as they are required to take on more tasks that include photography, editing, blogging, shooting and producing video, audio, etc., so “journalist” is increasingly the most appropriate catch-all term.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sean Spicer responds to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ backlash The former Trump aide hopes the show is a “politics-free zone.” – Sara M Moniuszko
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828612/sean-spicer-responds-dancing-with-the-stars-backlash
— Former high-ranking state Veterans’ Affairs official accused of sexually harassing workers, using racial slurs There were also several witnesses who told investigators that Harry Sawyer used racial slurs or other “inappropriate race-based language when referring to African-American” employees. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828760/illinois-veterans-affairs-official-harry-sawyer-sexual-harassment-allegations-racial-slurs
— Workers, community members demand higher minimum wage sooner Workers, labor groups and community advocates held a rally for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, calling on the Chicago City Council raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 by 2021. – Annie Geng 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828576/chicago-minimum-wage-black-womens-equal-pay-day-rally-thompson-center-plaza
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters glorify and praise those who come to America illegally and/or stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/21/20812805/immigration-greeks-utah-courage-faith
— Amid scrutiny, some parents back off giving up custody to help their kids get college aid  They say higher ed costs are exorbitant and that what they did is legal. A judge who’d OKed 9 guardianship transfers questions another, saying, ‘It doesn’t sound right to me. It just doesn’t.’ – Melissa Sanchez and Jodi S. Cohen (DIERSEN: When you were in high school and in college, were your parents wealthy? My outstanding parents were not. But nevertheless, to demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being privileged, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my parents were wealthy.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/23/20828624/guardianship-college-financial-aid-possible-fraud-lora-georgieva-parents-custody

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s newest polling location? The Cook County Jail Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law this week making the Cook County Jail Chicago’s newest polling place, easing ballot access for roughly 6,000 pre-trial detainees locally. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/chicagos-newest-polling-location-cook-county-jail

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois House of horrors not exactly a surprise – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/courts-police-fire/jim-dey-illinois-house-of-horrors-not-exactly-a-surprise/article_43b99ae1-3121-57c7-b5e2-94ac25726cf0.html

WBEZ
— Former Head of City’s Daley College Cited For Behavior ‘Unbecoming Of A Public Employee’ – Kate McGee
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/former-head-of-citys-daley-college-cited-for-behavior-unbecoming-of-a-public-employee/39316336-2504-45a8-9e27-a96e49224713

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Durbin faces 4 Republican challengers, and they all come out spitting fire – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Durbin-faces-4-Republican-challengers-all-come-14372371.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Making a case to women: Trump female defenders go on offense – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/woman-to-woman-female-trump-backers-try-to-sell-his-message

WMTV
— Beloit police fear more impaired drivers once marijuana legal in Illinois – Morgan Wolfe 
https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Beloit-police-fear-more-impaired-drivers-once-marijuana-legal-in-Illinois-557941981.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSSI: THE BIZARRE DEMOCRAT ACCUSATIONS OF TRUMP/GOP RACISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/rossi-the-bizarre-democrat-accusations-of-trumpgop-racism-.html
— ROLE REVERSAL: GOVERNMENT SEARCHES GOOGLE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/role-reversal-government-searches-google.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Elections have consequences (DIERSEN: What do you say to Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders who take recent Republican losses as a mandate to get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains like me who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those like me whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/22/elections-have-consequences-4/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bill de Blasio’s love for illegals put citizens in danger – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/23/bill-de-blasios-love-illegals-put-citizens-danger/
— The Cultural Marxist attack on Western society It’s at the root of the Democratic Party’s identity politics and political correctness – James Veltmeyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/cultural-marxist-attack-western-society/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule is required to save immigration – Brian Brenberg
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/trumps-public-charge-rule-is-required-to-save-immigration

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Max Boot, Professional Former Republican How an Iraq war courtier left a party no one knew he was really a part of and now spends time taking swipes as former compatriots. – NEAL B. FREEMAN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/max-boot-professional-former-republican/

BREITBART
— Paul Ryan Wanted Illegal Immigration, Ran a ‘Chamber of Commerce Congress’ – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/22/uscis-chief-paul-ryan-wanted-illegal-immigration-ran-a-chamber-of-commerce-congress/
— Illegal Aliens Arrested in ICE Raid Stole Identities of American Citizens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/22/feds-illegal-aliens-arrested-in-ice-raid-stole-identities-of-american-citizens/

GOPUSA
— Ethnic Studies Latest Ploy to Brainwash Kids
http://www.gopusa.com/ethnic-studies-latest-ploy-to-brainwash-kids/
— Recipe for winning an election: Destroy America
http://www.gopusa.com/recipe-for-winning-an-election-destroy-america/

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Perpetuate Urban Poverty Problems of poverty and homelessness are rising in the nation’s largest cities.
https://patriotpost.us/articles/64974-democrats-perpetuate-urban-poverty

COLLEGE FIX
— Cornell scholar cited in NYT’s ‘1619’ series charged with fabricating quotes, evidence – CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/cornell-scholar-cited-in-nyts-1619-series-charged-with-fabricating-quotes-evidence/

REUTERS
— Scottish university to pay 20 million pounds in slavery reparations (DIERSEN: How many millions, billions, or trillions of dollars in reparations do the Democrats want your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, and America to pay?)
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-slavery/scottish-university-to-pay-20-million-pounds-in-slavery-reparations-idUKKCN1VD12O

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How Wayne LaPierre Survived a Revolt at the N.R.A. – Danny Hakim
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/us/politics/nra-guns-wayne-lapierre.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are doing everything that can to destroy America’s economy to defeat Trump in 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/economy/economics-survey-trump.html?auth=login-email&login=email
— Hiring Is Very Hard for Restaurants These Days. Now They May Have to Fire. Amid a severe labor shortage and a renewed U.S. crackdown on undocumented immigrants, owners are facing a choice: fire workers or risk prosecution. – David Yaffe-Bellany
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/business/restaurants-undocumented-immigrants.html
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/economy/trump-immigration-employers.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s racism is about to get more scrutiny.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/22/trumps-white-nationalism-is-about-get-more-scrutiny/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Google Disables YouTube Channels It Linked to Hong Kong Influence Operation Company said move was consistent with actions that Twitter and Facebook took when they cited evidence Beijing was behind efforts to discredit protesters – Robert McMillan (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, and government discredit you? I should write a book about those that discredit me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and my service as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, 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.wsj.com/articles/google-disables-youtube-channels-it-linked-to-hong-kong-influence-operation-11566514204
— Is Your Child Emotionally Ready for College? For many students, the transition to adult independence is unexpectedly difficult. Here’s how parents can help. – Anthony Rostain and B. Janet Hibbs (DIERSEN: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when I was a 21 year old student in my senior year at NIU. After I graduated in 1970, I lived with and helped support my mother and brother in Crete. In 1972, when I was 24 year old, I bought a new town home in University Park.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-your-child-emotionally-ready-for-college-11566490377

FORBES
— Why Workplace Abuse Plagues Undocumented Workers – Tom Spiggle
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomspiggle/2019/08/22/why-workplace-abuse-plagues-undocumented-workers/#3116bbc49b20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andyjsemotiuk/2019/08/23/immigrants-troubled-by-trumps-new-immigration-policy-restrictions/

NASDAQ
— You Won’t Believe When the Average Millennial Reaches Financial Independence – Lyle Daly (DIERSEN: Thanks to my outstanding parents, I became financially independent when I was 21 years old in 1970 and started working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.)
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/you-wont-believe-when-the-average-millennial-reaches-financial-independence-cm1201676
— Here’s Why Relying on Mom and Dad for Too Long Could Cost You When’s the right time to stop accepting financial support from your parents? – Lyle Daly (DIERSEN: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My outstanding mother never attended high school. I helped support my mother and brother between August of 1970 and September of 1972. I worked full-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights 1970-1971, and then part-time 1971-1972. I started working full-time for IRS in 1971. I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972.) 
https://www.nasdaq.com/article/heres-why-relying-on-mom-and-dad-for-too-long-could-cost-you-cm1201487

AUSTIN STATESMAN
— One-third of teens don’t believe they will be financially independent by age 30 – Nicole Villalpando (DIERSEN: Thanks to my outstanding parents, I became financially independent when I was 21 years old in 1970 and started working for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.)
https://www.statesman.com/entertainmentlife/20190821/study-one-third-of-teens-dont-believe-they-will-be-financially-independent-by-age-30

SHORE NEWS NETWORK
— Orange County GOP Chairman Goes to War with County Conservative Republicans – Phil Stilton (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee have gone to war against conservative Republicans like me.)
https://shorenewsnetwork.com/2019/08/23/oc-gop-chairman-goes-to-war-with-county-conservative-republicans/

KPRC RADIO
— Democrat Lawmaker: We Need Illegals to Mow “Our Beautiful Lawns” – Ken Webster Jr. (DIERSEN: I mow my lawn, I trim the bushes, I shovel the snow, I mulch/rake the leaves, I clean the gutters, etc.) 
https://kprcradio.iheart.com/featured/the-pursuit-of-happiness/content/2019-08-23-dem-lawmaker-we-need-illegals-to-mow-our-beautiful-lawns-video/

GAO
— Back to School with GAO What percentage of U.S. public school districts inspected their schools for lead-based paint in 2016-2017?
https://blog.gao.gov/2019/08/22/back-to-school-with-gao-2/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters and America-haters promote Taylor Swift.
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/aug/23/taylor-swift-trump-thinks-his-presidency-autocracy

August 12 Morning Edition

CYBER CIVICS
— Responsibilities of U.S. Citizens (DIERSEN: In my opinion, each and every voter in Wheaton, and especially, each and every voter in Wheaton’s West District and each and every Precinct Committeeman in the district should a) learn everything that they can about the 10 candidates who are seeking to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy, b) analyze that information, c) decide who they believe the best candidate would be and why, and d) communicate that to Wheaton’s City Council by email at [email protected]
http://www.civics.ks.gov/kansas/citizenship/responsibilities-of-citizens.html
(FROM THE POSTING: Staying informed. Citizens have the responsibility to stay informed of the issues affecting their communities, as well as national and international issues, and to be active in the civic processes. This includes being well informed about the issues and candidates before voting in an election, getting involved in a political campaign or running for public office, or using their right to address the government through activism.)

DAILY HERALD
— AUGUST 9, 2019 FLASHBACK: 10 want West District seat on Wheaton City Council – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: The Daily Herald has published some information about 5 of the candidates (David Diersen, Robert McNeily, Lynn Robbins, Mark Kmiecik, and Khizar Jafri), but what about the other 5: Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Angela Blatner, and Krista Selvey? In my opinion, the Daily Herald should obtain and publish at least the following information about all 10 candidates: How long they have lived in Wheaton, how long they have lived in Wheaton’s West District, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, their memberships in professional associations, why they want to be appointed to fill the vacancy, what they believe the three most important issues are that Wheaton needs to address in the next 2 years and how those issues those issues should be addressed, their political affiliation and activities, their civic activities, if they would vote for or against banning the sale of pot in Wheaton, what their position is on Wheaton’s Roosevelt Road corridor, if they would vote for or against requiring employers in Wheaton to use E-Verify, and what they have done that demonstrates they can carry out typical city council functions.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190809/10-want-west-district-seat-on-wheaton-city-council
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Diersen is the founder of the daily newsletter Gopillinois.com. McNeily lost his bid for the West District seat in 2016 against incumbent Todd Scalzo. According to his LinkedIn page, he is the Midwest regional manager of Turning Point USA, a conservative group founded by Wheeling High School alum Charlie Kirk for college and high school students. Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, also ran unsuccessfully against Scalzo for the West District seat in 2016. Kmiecik finished third in another three-way race for the seat in 2009. Jafri, a finance and accounting consultant, lost to Tim Elliott for a District 4 spot on the DuPage County Board in 2016. The Democrat was seeking his first elected office at the time.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE: Does the Chicago area need another airport? Plans for a Peotone airport are back, this time with an e-commerce spin. – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-peotone-airport-proposal-cargo-shipping-amazon-getting-around-20190812-nrhtcaku7rgvbmhkhtbtxyfz6u-story.html

WTTW
— Supporters Of Greater Gun Restrictions Rally In Chicago – ANDY DAHN
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/supporters-greater-gun-restrictions-rally-chicago

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— El Paso joins Morton in banning recreational-pot businesses – Nick Vlahos
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190812/nick-in-am-el-paso-joins-morton-in-banning-recreational-pot-businesses

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Karl Hickerson of Davenport promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://qctimes.com/opinion/letters/letter-blood-on-his-hands/article_de792b57-406d-5bcc-9703-6502ec296cdb.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— O’Rourke says he supports national gun licensing program – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/orourke-says-he-supports-national-gun-licensing-program-08-11-2019

WJOL
— Workplace Discrimination Protections Now Law in Illinois (DIERSEN: From what I see, constructively, employers can discriminate against employees because they are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wjol.com/workplace-discrimination-protections-now-law-in-illinois/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: Residents are leaving and taking their incomes with them – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-shrinking-tax-base-residents-are-leaving-and-taking-their-incomes-with-them-part-1/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Bernie Sanders staffers manhandle press at Iowa State Fair – Joseph Simonson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have treated me since 2000.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bernie-sanders-staffers-manhandle-press-at-iowa-state-fair

GOPUSA
— Internet is silencing Conservative voices (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want silence me.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74152
— Elizabeth Warren will tax gun makers at 30% on firearms, 50% on ammunition (DIERSEN: This would make it harder for poor people to defend themselves.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74182

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Link between Today’s Leftists and Yesterday’s Nazis – Alexander Nussbaum
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_link_between_todays_leftists_and_yesterdays_nazis.html
— Where only wealthy liberals can exercise free speech – Ethel C. Fenig
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/where_only_wealthy_liberals_can_exercise_free_speech.html

BREITBART
— Illinois Governor Mandates LGBT History Curriculum for Public Schools – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/08/11/illinois-governor-mandates-lgbt-history-curriculum-for-public-schools/
— Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Mollie Tibbetts Claims ‘Constitutional Rights’ Violated – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/11/illegal-alien-accused-murdering-claims-constitutional-rights-violated/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says ‘White Supremacists Think That Donald Trump Is a White Supremacist’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/11/dem-rep-tim-ryan-white-supremacists-think-that-donald-trump-is-a-white-supremacist/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s 2020 Strategy Is Attracting ‘Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists’
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/11/mcauliffe-trumps-2020-strategy-is-attracting-neo-nazis-and-white-supremacists/

DAILY CALLER
— The Epstein ‘Suicide’ Conspiracies Are Flying – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/12/epstein-suicide-conspiracies/

COLLEGE FIX
— Student defends wearing MAGA hat after professor cries ‘white supremacy’ – JENNIFER KABBANY 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/student-defends-wearing-maga-hat-after-professor-cries-white-supremacy/

THE HILL
— Trump administration releases new ‘public charge’ rule making it easier to reject immigrants – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/457077-trump-administration-releases-final-public-charge-rule?userid=3526

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/12/democrats-guns-white-supremacy-1458135

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is losing ground in America’s suburbs.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-losing-ground-america-s-suburbs-n1041296

CNN
— Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration – Priscilla Alvarez, Geneva Sands and Tami Luhby
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/12/politics/legal-immigration-public-charge/index.html

CNBC
— This Social Security rule cuts public workers’ benefits. Politicians want to change that – Lorie Konish (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/05/new-bill-would-change-social-security-rule-on-public-workers-benefits.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Rule Targets Legal Immigrants Who Rely on Food Stamps and Other Aid – Eileen Sullivan and Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/us/politics/trump-immigration-policy.html
— Banning Assault Weapons Works That’s why, as president, I will push to ban them again. – Joe Biden
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/opinion/joe-biden-ban-assault-weapons.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump administration to penalize immigrants who use or might use public benefits, a move aimed at curbing legal immigration
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/08/12/trump-administration-to-penalize-immigrants-who-use-or-might-use-public-benefits-a-move-aimed-at-curbing-legal-immigration/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote those who hate Trump.
https://beta.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/08/11/who-is-race-imboden-fencing-medalist-who-protested-over-trump-gun-control/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that millennials have.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/12/conservative-pundits-owe-an-apology-millennials-actually-they-owe-many-apologies/

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump supporters.
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/democrats-have-demonized-every-trump-voter-as-a-deplorable/
— Memo to Biden: Being white doesn’t make you rich – Seth Barron (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to give preference to minorities. If I had been a minority, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old.)
https://nypost.com/2019/08/11/memo-to-biden-being-white-doesnt-make-you-rich/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— San Diego’s city attorney is taking away hundreds of guns from those who shouldn’t have them – GEORGE SKELTON
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-11/skelton-gun-control-california-san-diego-city-attorney

BOSTON GLOBE
— Should Massachusetts cities and towns be allowed to extend the right to vote in local elections to legal non-citizens? – Gladys Vega
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/08/09/should-massachusetts-cities-and-towns-allowed-extend-right-vote-local-elections-legal-non-citizens/AzcsMcsEVPtxhMo14mafLJ/story.html

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
http://www.startribune.com/the-brand-label-that-stokes-trump-s-fury-racist/536014472/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— In Boise and Grand Rapids, the Housing Market Looks Red Hot Many Midwestern markets have heated up so quickly they are now experiencing shortages of inventory and rising prices – Laura Kusisto and Likhitha Butchireddygari (DIERSEN: How is the housing market doing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your township/ward, and in your county? What attracts buyers and what drives them away?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-boise-and-grand-rapids-the-housing-market-looks-red-hot-11565521202
— The Federal Minimum Wage Doesn’t Really Matter Anymore Only a tiny share of civilian workers are paid at that rate – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-federal-minimum-wage-doesnt-really-matter-anymore-11565515801

CALIFORNIA GLOBE
— Legalizing Marijuana Has Created a Black Market Plaguing Riverside County Transnational crime organizations growing pot counties, and in residential neighborhoods – Michelle Mears
https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/legalizing-marijuana-has-created-a-black-market-plaguing-a-california-community/

FOX SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
— Cape Coral City Council to vote on rezoning Four Corners lots – Anna Kohls
https://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/cape-coral-city-council-to-vote-on-rezoning-four-corners-lots

LONG BEACH POST
— When it comes to elections, how important are endorsements from the political establishment? – Jason Ruiz
https://lbpost.com/news/politics/elections-endorsements-political-establishment

TOLEDO BLADE
— Candidates for Toledo Council District 3 explain qualifications
https://www.toledoblade.com/opinion/columnists/2019/08/12/toledo-city-council-distrcit-3-candidates-robert-worthington-glen-cook-theresa-gadus/stories/20190811045

RICHMOND
— Employers need to tighten up on their hiring process to avoid discrimination – KAREN MICHAEL (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.richmond.com/business/learning-center/labor-law-employers-need-to-tighten-up-on-their-hiring/article_9c132257-230a-5802-9dc2-d8e7740b783d.html

AIKEN STANDARD
— Candidate Forum: Residents hear from Aiken City Council candidates – Cindy Kubovic
https://www.aikenstandard.com/sundays_best/candidate-forum-residents-hear-from-aiken-city-council-candidates/article_944ae3a8-b9e5-11e9-ad97-b31a6335ebc6.html

PARK RECORD
— Park City voters days away from eliminating a City Council candidate – Jay Hamburger
https://www.parkrecord.com/news/park-city-voters-days-away-from-eliminating-a-city-council-candidate/

LITTLETON INDEPENDENT
— Next Gen committee chair announces council run Iftin Abshir, 28, says she wants to keep Colorado from becoming California – David Gilbert
https://littletonindependent.net/stories/next-gen-committee-chair-announces-council-run,284795

ESTHERVILLE NEWS
— Heckard wins runoff for Ward 1 seat – David Swartz
http://www.esthervilledailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/534926/Heckard-wins-runoff-for-Ward-1-seat.html?nav=5003

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/mass-shootings-have-latinos-worried-about-being-targets

HISCOX
— Hiscox Study Finds 1 in 5 US Workers Age 40 and Over Have Experienced Age Discrimination in the Workplace 51 years old is the age at which workers believe they are most likely to experience age discrimination in the workplace
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hiscox-study-finds-1-in-5-us-workers-age-40-and-over-have-experienced-age-discrimination-in-the-workplace-300899558.html

August 3 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Why hasn’t the Daily Herald reported on a) the sale of pot in Wheaton, b) the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy, and c) the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study since May 30, 2019? FIRST: At its August 5, 2019 meeting, Wheaton’s City Council is scheduled a) to vote on “a resolution and draft ordinance relating to a text amendment to zoning ordinance prohibiting cannabis business establishments in any zoning district” and b) to set “August 26 as the Public Hearing date.” (https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08052019-1220 and https://www.wheaton.il.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/4222?fileID=6785 If you are a Wheaton resident, please join me in urging the Wheaton City Council to vote yes on the resolution and ordinance to ban the sale of pot in Wheaton. SECOND: 5:00 PM, Tuesday, August 6, 2019, is the filing deadline for applications to be appointed to fill Wheaton’s West District City Council vacancy. Sadly, Wheaton’s policy is to not disclose the names of the applicants or information about them, but instead, just the number of applications received. Please see the articles at the end of this email. So far, Wheaton has received 30 requests for applications, 4 complete applications, and 1 incomplete application. So far, to my knowledge, none of the applicants has publicly announced that they have filed. Because of that, I will be filing. In my opinion, not only Wheaton’s West District residents, but all of Wheaton’s residents should know who the applicants are before the filing deadline. If you become aware of someone who has filed or will file, please ask him/her to issue a press release and to include [email protected] in the press release list. THIRD: During its upcoming Planning Session on August 12th, the Wheaton City Council will discuss the Roosevelt Road Corridor Study with its consultant, present questions for further exploration, and receive public comment from the audience to aid in planning. (https://www.wheaton.il.us/930/Roosevelt-Road). The study area includes the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Main Street which is in my precinct and the south side of Roosevelt Road between Carlton Avenue and Warrenville Road which is in my precinct and in Wheaton’s West District. Recently, members of the “Concerned Citizens – Rezoning Roosevelt Road” Facebook group posted yard signs (21 at last count) at homes on Arbor Avenue, Golf Lane, Park Avenue, and Warrenville Road in my precinct that say “PRESERVE NEIGHBORHOODS RETHINK REZONING.” – Dave Diersen)

http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Illinois members of Congress visit U.S.-Mexico border to understand impact of Trump’s immigration policies
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-members-of-congress-visit-us-mexico-border/5439017/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Flannery Fired Up: Libertyville moves to ban retail pot sales; Reparations bill (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/flannery-fired-up-libertyville-moves-to-ban-retail-pot-sales-reparations-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. employers added a solid 164,000 jobs in July as the unemployment rate held at 3.7% – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-july-jobs-numbers-20190802-yuqxiiffvzhzfbh3mzhfrvsbey-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Tough’ new Illinois Gaming Board chairman faced with massive gambling expansion The aptly nicknamed Charles ‘Chip’ Schmadeke is getting ready for a whirlwind bidding process for six new and highly coveted casino licenses. Ex-bosses say he has the right temperament for the high-stakes, low-glamor job. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/2/20752045/illinois-gaming-board-chairman-charles-chip-schmadeke-gambling-expansion

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Joseph Monack of Woodstock demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Ives and Sanguinetti.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190803/gop-need-better-candidates-in-6th-district
— Schneider says sending migrants to Mexico compounds their misery – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “migrants” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries a) to illegally come to America illegally and b) to illegally stay in America illegally. Ever-more obviously, Democrats and RINOs use citizens of foreign countries to not only destroy Republicans, but to destroy America.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190802/schneider-says-sending-migrants-to-mexico-compounds-their-misery

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Perennial candidate Marshall tosses hat in ring – again Berwyn radiologist seeks GOP nomination to run against Durbin in 2020 – BRENDA SCHORY (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/02/perennial-candidate-marshall-tosses-hat-in-ring-again/aw1vwcu/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New law requires all high school students to fill out FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) before graduating – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: How would your parents have reacted to this?)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/new-law-requires-all-high-school-students-to-fill-out/article_e0770c30-4437-5187-9f02-452fdc7d7b07.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Rep. Ratcliffe withdraws nomination for Director of National Intelligence – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/rep-ratcliffe-withdraws-nomination-for-director-of-national-intelligence

WREX
— Slave descendants to spend night in cabins at NC plantation – AP (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/08/03/slave-descendants-to-spend-night-in-cabins-at-nc-plantation/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Patronage Employees Breathing Sigh of Relief that They Are Not Governing by Labor Union Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/03/patronage-employees-breathing-sign-of-relief-that-they-are-not-governing-by-labor-union-law/

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— NRCC press secretary: DCCC staff shakeup shows Bustos is ‘not up for the job’ – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, the top priority for my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates was getting rid employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://rockislandtoday.com/stories/512811044-nrcc-press-secretary-dccc-staff-shakeup-shows-bustos-is-not-up-for-the-job

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former GOP state chairman Pat Brady contributed to Cullerton’s state senate campaigns – Zeta Cross
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512824412-former-gop-state-chairman-brady-contributed-to-cullerton-s-state-senate-campaigns

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Naperville City Council opts out of legalized marijuana sales – Colin Froment (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast reporting on the pot issue in Naperville versus Wheaton.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824436-naperville-city-council-opts-out-of-legalized-marijuana-sales
— Ives calls Cullerton indictment ‘corruption at the highest level’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824411-ives-calls-cullerton-indictment-corruption-at-the-highest-level
— Jeanne Ives’ Soundbites of the Week
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824437-icymi-jeanne-ives-soundbites-of-the-week
— Sterigenics fallout could trigger media/mob attacks against other businesses, air quality expert warns – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512823315-sterigenics-fallout-could-trigger-media-mob-attacks-against-other-businesses-air-quality-expert-warns
— Surgeon Kinzler blasts Democrats after indictment of Cullerton – Colin Froment 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512824406-surgeon-kinzler-blasts-democrats-after-indictment-of-cullerton

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ Predatory Profiteering Leaders – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/illinois-predatory-profiteering-leaders/
— The Effects Of A Lukewarm Church – Dr. Joey Krol (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who are a member of a church, attend church services, and/or give money to a church, but who fail/refuse to fight 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, retaliation, and even worse things? Because of the aforesaid, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are increasingly successful in hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that GOD is a Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green, 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://illinoisfamily.org/faith/the-effects-of-allukewarm-church/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Push to legalize pot cements partisan divisions in 2020 race – Melissa Quinn
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/push-to-legalize-pot-cements-partisan-divisions-in-2020-race

FOX NEWS
— Racism is the left’s only answer to Trump (and that won’t help Democrats in 2020) – Newt Gingrich 
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/newt-gingrich-racism-is-the-lefts-only-answer-to-trump-and-that-wont-help-democrats-in-2020
— George Hamilton says actors ‘have no qualifications’ to discuss politics, explains why he’s never voted – Jessica Napoli (DIERSEN: What qualifications do you have to discuss politics? My qualifications include serving as a) a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, b) GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, e) Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, f) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, g) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, h) GAO employee 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, i) Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, j) IRS employee 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592.) 
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/george-hamilton-actors-voting

GOPUSA
— Florida McDonald’s worker fired for refusing to serve people ‘with badges’ (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, how strongly do the voters hate past, present, and future government employees?)
http://www.gopusa.com/florida-mcdonalds-worker-fired-for-refusing-to-serve-people-with-badges/
— Trump’s Tweets Expose Democrat Attachment to Sharpton
http://www.gopusa.com/trumps-tweets-expose-democrat-attachment-to-sharpton/
— Getting labeled a Racist Is Easy Today
http://www.gopusa.com/getting-labeled-a-racist-is-easy-today/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrats gripped by reparations fever – Eric Utter (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? How much reparations do the Democrats in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that Democrats want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should poll the Democrats in my precinct and ask them how much reparations they want me to pay.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/democrats_gripped_by_reparations_fever_.html

TOWNHALL
— CNN Contributor Gets His Press Pass Suspended – Matt Vespa (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have constructively and actually suspended my GOPUSA press pass since 2000. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, and political consultants who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/08/02/boisterous-playboy-reporter-just-got-his-press-pass-suspended-by-the-trump-white-n2551127
(DIERSEN HEADLINE: Well, remember Brian Karem? He’s the White House Correspondent for Playboy. He’s also a CNN contributor. Former Special Assistant to the President and current Salem Radio Host Dr. Sebastian Gorka confronted him at a presser in the Rose Garden. He’s been called one of the biggest pigs of the press corps, known for his combative style with the press secretaries of the Trump White House. He likened Trump voters to the Nazi Party. He said that the attendees of the White House’s social media summit were willing participants of demonic possession. Gorka said that he called the president a “f**king idiot” when he refused to answer the questions being hurled at him. So, he just got his press pass suspended for thirty days, which Playboys vows to fight (via Washington Examiner):)

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House confirms Trump’s LGBT support in multiple pro-gay tweets – Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/white-house-confirms-trumps-lgbt-support-in-multiple-pro-gay-tweets
— ‘Trump is not a racist’: MLK’s niece rebukes liberal DC archbishop – Pete Baklinski
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-is-not-a-racist-mlks-niece-rebukes-liberal-archbishop

NEW YORK TIMES
— Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Excellence A former dean of the Yale Law School sounds a warning. – Bret Stephens (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/university-campus-diveristy-inclusion-free-speech.html
— Worst Democratic Strategy Yet: Attack Obama’s Legacy Rather than effectively prosecute the easy case against the worst president ever, the Democrats went after one of the best. – Timothy Egan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/democratic-debate-obama.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats Fuel Racial Disharmony. Will It Motivate or Discourage Black Voters?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/politics/black-vote-trump.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats crow about their success in youth to believe in “climate change.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/climate/climate-change-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Talking like Trump in the workplace can cost your employer money and get you fired – Joe Davidson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/talking-like-trump-in-the-workplace-can-cost-your-employer-money-and-get-you-fired/2019/08/02/e83cd3d4-b4a6-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Would We Do Without the Word ‘Racism’? The term became pervasive only after discrimination was banned and blacks made significant progress. – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, Trump-haters will call you a racist if you are a 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. How did/will you react?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-would-we-do-without-the-word-racism-11564782112
— The Downside of Diversity On campus, identity politics has become a dogma that damages independent thinking and the pursuit of truth. – Anthony Kronman (DIERSEN: Do you promote diversity? To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-downside-of-diversity-11564758009

24/7 WALL STREET
— Black Unemployment Rates 82% Higher Than White – Douglas A. McIntyre (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://247wallst.com/jobs/2019/08/03/black-unemployment-rates-82-higher-than-white/

OIL CITY NEWS
— MONDAY CANDIDATE INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR VACANT SEAT AT CITY HALL – Brendan LaChance 
https://oilcity.news/community/2019/08/02/monday-candidate-interview-schedule-for-vacant-seat-at-city-hall2/

BEND BULLETIN
— Voters should fill vacancies on Bend council – Editorial
https://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/7339101-151/editorial-voters-should-fill-vacancies-on-bend-council

COLUMBIAN
— Support Pond for city council – Terah Pitchford
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-pond-for-city-council-3/
— Support Fox for city council – Mark Monroe
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-fox-for-city-council-3/
— Support Aguilera for city council – Kevin Hart
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/letter-support-aguilera-for-city-council/
— Vancouver City Council race comes down to the wire 7 candidates seeking Pos. 6 seat on Vancouver council campaign with determination as primary nears – Calley Hair
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/aug/03/vancouver-city-council-race-comes-down-to-the-wire/

MANKATO FREE PRESS
— Candidate filings underway for St. Peter city and school elections – Kristine Goodrich
https://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/candidate-filings-underway-for-st-peter-city-and-school-elections/article_901c6b52-b572-11e9-90c9-6f459c33ca56.html

VALLEY NEWS
— Lebanon City Council seeks replacement
https://www.vnews.com/City-Council-to-Appoint-New-Member-27445588

REPORTER NEWSPAPERS
— Sandy Springs says private council briefings are useful; critics question transparency – John Ruch 
https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2019/08/03/sandy-springs-says-private-council-briefings-are-useful-critics-question-transparency/

SPOKESMAN REVIEW
— Spokane Valley Council race gets ugly, with name-calling, accusations of harassment, inaccurate claims – Rebecca White
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/aug/03/spokane-valley-council-race-gets-ugly-with-name-ca/

UPRISE RI
— Final debate between Woonsocket City Council candidates Kithes and Jalette airs on WNRI radio; Election date August 6 – Steve Ahlquist
https://upriseri.com/2019-08-02-woonsocket-city-council/

YAKIMA HERALD
— Most candidates for Yakima City Council file finance reports. Hallock, Ponce lead fundraising – LEX TALAMO
https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/most-candidates-for-yakima-city-council-file-finance-reports-hallock/article_b127675a-ea16-562f-a378-d363746bd9a0.html

INDE ONLINE
— Should Massillon City Council members get a pay raise? – Steven M. Grazier 
https://www.indeonline.com/news/20190803/should-massillon-city-council-members-get-pay-raise

COURIER TIMES
— Candidate list for Blackwell’s seat up to 12 – George Willoughby
http://personcountylife.com/stories/candidate-list-for-blackwells-seat-up-to-12,23321