April 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker hammer Trump administration on coronavirus response, stockpile comments – Rob Elgas
https://abc7chicago.com/health/lightfoot-prtizker-hammer-trump-administration-on-coronavirus-response/6075482/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/4/2020
— Biden, Trump campaigns haven’t called for Wisconsin primary postponement – WILL STEAKIN
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-trump-campaigns-havent-called-for-wisconsin-primary-postponement-/6075527/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 3M fires back at Trump, says halting exports of N95 face masks would backfire, hurt U.S. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronativus-trump-3m-n95-masks-20200403-svjgqtec5nhthhruu6766awlr4-story.html
— Wisconsin Republicans say Tuesday’s election should go on as scheduled despite coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-wisconsin-primary-election-absentee-voting-20200403-b24twlevgzfj3jv3y2dcbaapbu-story.html
— Fight against coronavirus requires ‘unprecedented’ work and flexibility for DuPage Health Department executive director – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-health-karen-ayala-st-20200404-ny4lmr5ponb6fn2vpdw5kujs4e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Shortage of supplies has imperiled those on front line of coronavirus pandemic
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/4/4/21207933/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-april-2020
— What worries Chicagoans most about the coronavirus As we settle into our new (temporary) normal, anxieties are still high for many. We asked Sun-Times readers what worries them most about the pandemic. – Alice Bazerghi (DIERSEN: I worry about the success that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will have in blaming Republicans for coronavirus.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21206730/coronavirus-worries-chicago-covid19-pandemic-anxiety-stress
— Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’ All property owners will get a notification from the Cook County assessor’s office. Assessor Fritz Kaegi said his staff will “have to bend over backwards to keep on schedule” but he’s optimistic they’ll be able to get things done on time. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: How much do you estimate the value of your home has gone down so far because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/3/21207689/cook-county-assessor-fritz-kaegi-property-values-coronavirus-effect
— Billionaire Griffin sets up shop in shuttered Florida hotel Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21207827/ken-griffin-citadel-securities-florida-hotel
— Searching for Joe Biden During the pandemic, Biden, like the rest of us, is obeying stay-at-home orders and engaging in a virtual campaign. – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/4/21207507/searching-for-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will a graduated income tax help ensure fiscal order in Illinois? – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/will-a-graduated-income-tax-help-ensure-fiscal-order-in-illinois

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_e7b50df1-e02c-5047-a679-efcff3dedb53.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois wrestles with unemployment surge – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-wrestles-with-unemployment-surge-15177265.php

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When will the impact of coronavirus hit state budgets like Illinois’? – JOSH GOODMAN
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article241724941.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Underwood, Foster urge Trump to boost protective gear supply – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/01/underwood-foster-urge-trump-to-boost-protective-gear-supply/aowl0zd/

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pennsylvania halting pay for 9,000 state workers – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Campaigning During COVID-19 – CLAUDIA BAKER 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/campaigning-during-covid-19

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago should prepare for 40,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, contradicting projections – Kyla Asbury
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/529028209-mayor-lightfoot-says-chicago-should-prepare-for-40-000-covid-19-hospitalizations-contradicting-projections

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage County lost nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs in 2019; COVID-19 and Pritzker’s progressive tax expected to increase losses – April Bamburg 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/529044384-dupage-county-lost-nearly-1-000-manufacturing-jobs-in-2019-covid-19-and-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-expected-to-increase-losses

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Political strategist Chris Robling: Sen. Brady should resign over role in bad loan – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of those who have worked the hardest to destroy me have painted themselves as being operatives or dupes for Bill Brady. They blame me for all the losses that Bill Brady has suffered.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529042265-political-strategist-sen-brady-should-resign-over-role-in-bad-loan
— Pritzker withholding COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, Wirepoints says – Kyla Asbury 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529028223-pritzker-withholding-covid-19-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints-says
— First Amendment authority: Pritzker’s demand that paper unpublish story ‘extreme measure’ – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me and who continue to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles they do not like. They have been emboldened by those who could/should come to my defense, but have not.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529040855-first-amendment-authority-pritzker-s-demand-that-paper-unpublish-story-extreme-measure
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A First Amendment authority says a demand by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office that a central Illinois newspaper unpublish a story about the governor’s progressive income tax proposal was “highly unusual.” “Push back from a politician about facts being wrong or problems with the overall tone of the piece is what you normally see,” David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, told Prairie State Wire. “And if the paper did get the facts wrong, it should correct them immediately. But asking for a retraction of an entire article is a pretty extreme measure.” Pritzker’s office reportedly asked the Jacksonville Journal-Courier last month to unpublish a story by The Center Square about the governor’s plans to cut spending if voters in November shoot down his plans to shift from a flat income tax to a progressive one. The tax shift proposal, an amendment to the state constitution, is on the ballot this fall. In a follow-up story, The Center Square wrote that a spokesman for the governor, Jordan Abudayyeh, sent an email to the paper’s editor saying that the article was “flawed” and lacked context. “Ultimately, it would be prudent to take down this partisan content masquerading as news,” she was quoted as writing in the email. The Center Square said that a video accompanying story on its website shows Pritzker saying what he is quoted as saying in the story. “The governor’s office did not alert The Center Square to any errors in the Feb. 7 article, headlined ‘If voters reject progressive income tax, Pritzker promises to cut state spending, and no corrections were published,” the follow-up story said. Snyder, an attorney, said that only the example more extreme that he’s aware of is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer Group, in 2008 getting a court order to shut down Wikileaks.org in a dispute over postings on the site by a former employee of the bank. The ruling was later overturned.)
— Fiscal watchdog blasts lack of ‘shared sacrifice’ among government workers during health emergency – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Trump to cut, if not eliminate, a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) my Social Security?) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529020469-fiscal-watchdog-blasts-lack-of-shared-sacrifice-among-government-workers-during-health-emergency

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Elderly inmates in Illinois at high risk for coronavirus – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/4/elderly-inmates-in-illinois-at-high-risk-for-coron/
— Wisconsin health official says COVID-19 curve is flattening – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/wisconsin-health-official-says-covid-19-curve-is-f/
— Indiana governor extends virus stay-home order 2 weeks – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/with-24-more-deaths-indiana-coronavirus-death-toll/
— Iraq suspends, fines Reuters news agency over virus report – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the times that I was punished for including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who punished me, the articles that they punished me for, and how they punished me.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/iraq-suspends-fines-reuters-news-agency-over-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Mainstream Media Spins a Pandemic – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/the-mainstream-media-spins-a-pandemic/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus shutdowns and rising unemployment causing economic pain that must be considered – Rep. Chip Roy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rep-chip-roy-america-should-remember-to-fight-despair-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Political Pandemic: Democrats Seek to Make 2020 Election About Wuhan Virus – CHARLES HURT
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/04/03/charles-hurt-political-pandemic-democrats-seek-to-make-2020-election-about-wuhan-virus/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Introduce Bill Giving Coronavirus Relief To Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/democrats-illegals-migrants-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Border Agents Turning Away Illegal Immigrants Posing Coronavirus Risk
https://www.newsmax.com/us/borderagents-illegalimmigrants-coronavirus/2020/04/03/id/961337/

TOWNHALL
— Daily Kos Founder Appears to Jump For Glee Over Americans Infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/04/daily-kos-founder-appears-to-jump-for-glee-over-americans-infected-with-the-wuhan-n2566352
— California: Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/04/03/newsom-gives-grants-to-illegal-alien-business-owners-n2566335
— Do the Media Hate Trump More Than They Hate the Virus? – John C. Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2020/04/04/do-the-media-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-the-virus-n2566270

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Another impeachment attempt? House Dems plan Trump coronavirus investigation ‘Democrats clearly have no idea what kind of anger this could unleash.’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/another-impeachment-attempt-house-dems-plan-trump-coronavirus-investigation

CCN
— Mainstream Media Proves They Hate Hope & Optimism By Attacking MyPillow’s Mike Lindell At a recent press briefing regarding the coronavirus, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell spoke — and the media lost their minds. – Jon Hall
https://www.ccn.com/mainstream-media-proves-they-hate-hope-optimism-by-attacking-mypillows-mike-lindell/

EPOCH TIMES
— Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/covert-influence-communist-party-supporters-run-as-democrats-in-arizona-and-texas_3296990.html

THE HILL
— Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491128-testing-struggles-emerge-as-key-hurdle-to-reopening-country

POLITICO
— Who’s to blame? – RYAN HEATH (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly-coronavirus-special-edition/2020/04/03/whos-to-blame-488802

YAHOO NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh: Economy Being Destroyed ‘Under The Guise’ Of Saving Lives
https://news.yahoo.com/rush-limbaugh-economy-coronavirus-115103294.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open Orders to stay home and to shutter businesses because of the coronavirus are being challenged nationwide on the grounds they deny Americans their constitutional rights. – Neil MacFarquhar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/corona-virus-lawsuits.html
— The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it. – Justin Wolfers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/upshot/coronavirus-jobless-rate-great-depression.html
— Decade of Job Growth Comes to an End, Undone by a Pandemic After an expansion that added 22 million to U.S. payrolls, March registered a loss, and worse is yet to come. – Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/business/economy/coronavirus-jobs-report.html
— China Scrambles to Plug Border Gaps as Thousands Flood Home – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/03/world/asia/03reuters-health-coronavirus-china-border.html
— What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety Stark political differences on the crisis are rapidly closing, driven by life experiences and increasing attention by leaders of both parties. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-polls.html
— What Happens if Congress Cannot Assemble to Do Its Work? As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/coronavirus-congress-voting.html
— Myanmar Journalists Who Quoted Rebel Spokesman Face Arrest The authorities detained one editor and were seeking two others after they published stories on the rebel Arakan Army. Their news websites were also blocked. – Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Myanmar authorities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/asia/myanmar-journalists-arrest-arakan.html
— The Navy Fired the Captain of the Theodore Roosevelt. See How the Crew Responded. The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career. – Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-brett-crozier-theodore-roosevelt.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to use coronavirus to stop construction of The Wall. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/coronavirus-border-wall-arizona.html
— Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Denise Lu and Gabriel J.X. Dance
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China’s role in domestic political debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-china-republicans/2020/04/03/baa149de-74fc-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in record day; Scientists alarmed by government’s response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/04/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Democrats to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/04/democrats-trump-politics-coronavirus/

NEW YORK POST
— Suddenly, even globalists are big on borders – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/suddenly-even-globalists-are-big-on-borders/
— Today’s coronavirus update: NY has record day, distancing appears lax – Vincent Barone
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/todays-coronavirus-update-ny-has-record-day-distancing-appears-lax/

NEW YORK SUN
— Pre-Election Chorus Of Democrats Aims To Pin Corona on Trump – CONRAD BLACK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nysun.com/national/pre-election-chorus-of-democrats-aims-to-pin/91076/

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Stop pretending pandemic politics are the new norm This crisis is anomalous and so is the response – BEN SHAPIRO
https://liber.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/04/04/Ben-Shapiro-Stop-pretending-pandemic-politics-are-the-new-norm/stories/202004040003

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Republicans are using the pandemic to suppress the vote.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-04/coronavirus-voting-republicans-safety-polls

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Employers Cut 701,000 Jobs in March Data doesn’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath and Sarah Chaney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— Campaign 2020 Is Morphing, With Unknown Consequences The changes will delay the time when Biden can formally sew up the Democratic nomination – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-is-morphing-with-unknown-consequences-11585972860
— Jobs Report Was Even Worse Than It Looked Stunning as the drop in jobs in March was, it masked the true depth of the decline. And it is just the beginning – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jobs-report-was-even-worse-than-it-looked-11585927843
— The Shutdown Crash Arrives The government anti-virus strategy is putting millions out of work. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shutdown-crash-arrives-11585955818
— ‘American Conservatism’ Review: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing Is there an ‘American tradition’ of conservatism? And does it need to be ‘reclaimed’ from today’s so-called conservatives? – Barton Swaim (DIERSEN: If you are a conservative, you promote individual responsibility, the rule of law, traditional marriage, traditional family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, enforcement of booze, gambling, and drug laws, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity, that is, no race or gender based preference giving. If you are a conservative, you oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, moral relativism, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-conservatism-review-doing-the-right-thing-11585923831
— The Science of Staying Connected – Susan Pinker (DIERSEN: The least costly and fastest why to stay connected to government and political news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-staying-connected-11585835999
— The Navy Captain and the Coronavirus A sad episode raises questions of judgment and chain of command. – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-navy-captain-and-the-coronavirus-11585955473
— The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order The U.S. must protect its citizens from disease while starting the urgent work of planning for a new epoch. – Henry A. Kissinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-pandemic-will-forever-alter-the-world-order-11585953005
— The Uncertain Path of the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Its Own Risk It isn’t just the magnitude of this shock that is unprecedented but the uncertainty surrounding almost every facet of it – Greg Ip
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-uncertain-path-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-poses-its-own-risk-11585935572
— Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: ‘I Don’t Think There Is an Easy Answer’ Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views – John McCormick, Scott Calvert and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-weighs-on-americans-i-dont-think-there-is-an-easy-answer-11585911600

MONEY & MARKETS
— 5 Expenses That Can Wreck Your Retirement Plans – Chad Stone 
https://moneyandmarkets.com/unexpected-retirement-expenses/

FED SMITH
— Thrift Savings Plan Millionaires’ Account Balances Infected by Coronavirus – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/03/tsp-millionaires-account-balances-infected-by-coronavirus/

FED WEEK
— Commission Calls for Changes in Hiring, other Personnel Policies (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.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/commission-calls-for-changes-in-hiring-other-personnel-policies/

April 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in U.S.: Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won’t wear one – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/face-coverings-recommended-but-trump-says-he-wont-wear-one/6074248/
— Illinois coronavirus deaths, cases see largest spike in single day so far – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-sees-largest-spike-in-covid-19-deaths-cases-in-1-day/6073073/

NBC5
— Gov. Pritzker Recommends Wearing Masks Outside During Coronavirus Pandemic The updated guidance comes as scientists say more evidence indicates the virus could be spread by asymptomatic people
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-recommends-wearing-masks-outside-during-coronavirus-pandemic/2249965/
— Illinois Sees Biggest Single-Day Spike Since Coronavirus Pandemic Began; Cases Climb to 8,904 More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-sees-biggest-single-day-spike-since-coronavirus-pandemic-began-cases-climb-to-8904/2249934/
— Pritzker Predicts Coronavirus Peak. What Will That Mean for Illinois Schools? Schools across the state remain closed through April, but there’s still plenty of uncertainty surrounding whether classes will be allowed to resume in May
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-predicts-coronavirus-peak-what-will-that-mean-for-illinois-schools/2249756/
— McConnell, Pelosi Signal More Virus Aid Likely From Congress Pelosi said in media appearances Friday that benefits for small businesses and the unemployed should be lengthened in the next coronavirus relief package – Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-eyes-next-coronavirus-relief-bill-with-bipartisan-goals/2249915/

CBS2
— 1,209 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Illinois; Gov. JB Pritzker Urges People To Wear Masks Outside: ‘A Commonsense Way To Do What’s Right’ – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-governor-jb-pritzker-wear-masks-outside/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rip into Jared Kushner over federal medical supply stockpile comments – JAMIE MUNKS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-lightfoot-kushner-20200404-hbht7efh7vec5oss4rccpstb4e-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: In biggest one-day jump yet, officials announce 1,209 new known COVID-19 cases and 53 more deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200403-dr4twatabrcx5ccwzcws4uwngu-story.html
— Billionaire Ken Griffin, Illinois’ richest resident, sets up emergency trading base at Florida hotel – BEN WIEDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-citadel-florida-four-seasons-20200403-qqlblyvxendatdwu5kg7c2nrcu-story.html
— Willowbrook nursing home records its 7th death as DuPage’s COVID-19 toll rises to 17. Officials working with care facilities to combat rise in number of cases. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200403-2jk6l35v3vdt3dedt6qc32bmw4-story.html
— COVID-19 may throw a generation of college grads off their career paths. Some Chicago companies already are cutting internships. – ROBERT CHANNICK (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government, at least in Illinois. If you are a federal employee in Illinois who is Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who does not make the following promotion deadlines, your career is more than off path, it is over: GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-college-students-summer-internships-virtual-20200403-4nxduwkgqnd5db5k4pw3r5r5le-story.html
— Should you tell your landlord if you have coronavirus? As Chicago tenants get requests to disclose, experts say such attempts are misguided – Ariel Cheung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-re-landlord-diagnosis-report-20200403-bajrvqewc5hhtc36zazmogja74-story.html
— Illinois Democratic Party seeks to amend delegate meeting plans to deal with coronavirus – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-democratic-delegates-20200403-qj6ldrjyezc2bkhefb72bwe7ga-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot needs to face fiscal reality – Editorial (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, state and local governments are acting like they are going to get a great big federal bailout.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-lightfoot-vallas-city-budget-20200403-wl5xc7whujce5gdy2c5ooga7vm-story.html
— Worship services should not be exempt from stay-at-home orders – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-church-services-coronavirus-chapman-20200403-xxknhzndavabrlmc3f3w7pbpcm-story.html
— If you get the coronavirus, would you, should you, make it public? – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-coronavirus-public-20200403-2cmbe4n43feitddrkmeeeze4aq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Dick Durbin ‘99.9%’ sure grandchild had COVID-19, calls McConnell’s Trump defense ‘pathetic’ Durbin said Mitch McConnell’s assertion that Donald Trump could not focus on the impending coronavirus pandemic because of his Senate impeachment trial “pathetic.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/3/21207467/sen-dick-durbin-grandchild-covid-19-mitch-mcconnell-trump-defense-pathetic
— Gov. Pritzker shields healthcare workers from lawsuits during coronavirus pandemic The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act gives the governor a ton of powers, and exempts health care workers and others from certain civil liability during a pending or actual disaster. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me were shielded from lawsuits.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/3/21207614/coronavirus-covid-19-j-b-pritzker-health-care-workers-illinois-emergency-management-agency

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘If you go out, wear a mask’: Pritzker The governor also reports the makeshift hospital at McCormick Place is coming online as coronavirus patients take up an increasing share of the state’s conventional hospital beds. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/if-you-go-out-wear-mask-pritzker
— Cook County drawing on $100M credit line The Preckwinkle administration plans to tap the entirety of its $100 million revolving line of credit with BMO Harris “in light of the uncertain economic circumstances surrounding COVID-19.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/cook-county-drawing-100m-credit-line
— United Airlines files for federal grant to keep paying employees The Chicago carrier says coronavirus cost it $100 million a day in revenue last month. It’s hoping for turnaround by the fourth quarter. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/united-airlines-files-federal-grant-keep-paying-employees

DAILY HERALD
— Does wearing makeshift masks help, work? We asked Central DuPage doctor. – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200403/does-wearing-makeshift-masks-help-work-we-asked-central-dupage-doctor
— Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument – AP (DIERSEN: Virtually all of the operatives and all of the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have severe health, financial, and/or other problems. My critics/opponents stress to their operatives and to their dupes that because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I pay only about $6,000 a year for about $24,000 worth of health, dental, and vision insurance.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200403/news/304039969/

SOUTHERN
— Illinois state lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/illinois-state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_a747ef6b-f8f0-5382-b8f6-6f98dfbb8427.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Dr. Robert A.J. Gagnon: Is “LGBTQ” Pressure Beginning to Crack the Evangelical House? – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/dr-robert-a-j-gagnon-is-lgbtq-pressure-beginning-to-crack-the-evangelical-house/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. CABELLO: ILLINOIS MUST FIGHT RELEASING PRISONERS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/rep-cabello-illinois-must-fight-releasing-prisoners-during-covid-19-pandemic.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McCormick place facility “larger than the largest hospital in Illinois” – New alt site in Springfield – 140 staff at McCormick Place site – “Wearing something to cover your face is a good idea” – Lightfoot says couldn’t have been done without DuPage Medical – Site director can’t say if PPE is adequate – 425 hotel rooms open for healthcare workers – Lightfoot: “We shouldn’t have to beg the federal government” – Pritzker explains modeling and the peak – EO waives liability
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/mccormick-place-facility-larger-than-the-largest-hospital-in-illinois/
— 1,209 new cases, 53 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/1209-new-cases-53-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/covid-19-roundup-10/
— Republican leaders not enthused about statewide vote by mail
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/03/republican-leaders-not-enthused-about-statewide-vote-by-mail/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House to require quick coronavirus test for anyone to meet Trump, Pence – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/white-house-require-quick-coronavirus-test-anyone-/

GOPUSA
— Millions Unemployed, But U.S. Still Giving Jobs To Foreign Workers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87083
— Donald Trump: ‘I Don’t Like’ States Releasing Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87063
— When It’s Over, Will We Be The Same America? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=87050

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘racist’ claim against Amazon goes unnoticed by mainstream media – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/ocasio-cortezs-racist-claim-against-amazon-goes-unnoticed-by-mainstream-media/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— A New Viral Infection: Leaders Seizing Power, Police Bullying Citizens In Europe especially, security crackdowns and surveillance have risen to new levels in the name of public health. – Bill Wirtz
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/a-new-viral-infection-leaders-seizing-power-police-bullying-citizens/

BLAZE
— ‘Snitches get rewards’: Democratic LA mayor wants residents to tattle on businesses that don’t obey ‘safer at home’ order ‘We want to thank you for turning folks in …’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-wants-residents-to-tattle-on-businesses-that-dont-obey-safer-at-home-order

COMMUNITY DIGITAL NEWS
— COVID-19 has American’s flocking to gun stores to arm themselves – Joseph Ragonese 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/covid-19-has-americans-flocking-to-gun-stores-to-arm-themselves-128643/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Adviser Says COVID-19 Pandemic Will End ‘Relatively Soon,’ Urges Americans To Remain Strong – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/trump-gina-loudon-coronavirus-china/

TOWNHALL
— Flip-Flop: Biden Now Backs Trump Travel Ban After Calling it ‘Xenophobic’ – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/04/03/biden-now-backs-trump-travel-ban-n2566339

THE HILL
— CDC recommends face coverings for people leaving home – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491108-trump-recommends-face-masks-but-says-its-voluntary-and-he-wont-do-it
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses
— McConnell says there will be a fourth coronavirus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/491089-mcconnell-says-there-will-be-a-fourth-coronavirus-bill
— Conservative women’s group unveils new congressional endorsements (including Jeanne Ives) – JULIA MANCHESTER 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/491061-conservative-womens-group-unveils-new-congressional-endorsements

POLITICO
— New York City urges all residents to wear face coverings in public – RIN DURKIN 
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2020/04/02/new-york-city-urges-all-residents-to-wear-face-coverings-in-public-1271059

CNN
— Trump announces new face mask recommendations after heated internal debate – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/politics/trump-white-house-face-masks/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Coronavirus in N.Y.: Toll Soars to Nearly 3,000 as State Pleads for Aid – Alan Feuer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/nyregion/coronavirus-new-york-death-toll.html
— C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks in Public, But Trump Says: ‘I’m Choosing Not to Do It’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— Scramble for Virus Supplies Strains Global Solidarity – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/04/03/business/bc-eu-virus-outbreak-squabbling-for-supplies.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/commander-of-confusion-trump-sows-uncertainty-and-seeks-to-cast-blame-in-coronavirus-crisis/2020/04/02/fc2db084-7431-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html
— Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed A record 6.65 million people filed a new jobless claim in the week that ended March 28 – Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/02/jobless-march-coronavirus/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Dr. Fauci: ‘I don’t understand’ why there’s no national stay-at-home order – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-fauci-stay-at-home-20200403-rkul56dga5culgj4rx6hatz3we-story.html

NEW YORKER
— The Coronavirus Is Transforming Politics and Economics – John Cassidy
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-coronavirus-is-transforming-politics-and-economics

WASHINGTON POST
— People should wear cloth face coverings in public, CDC recommends, to reduce spread of coronavirus
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/

FORBES
— Will COVID-19 Kill Cities? – Roger Valdez
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rogervaldez/2020/04/03/will-covid-19-kill-cities/#355848915627

April 3 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Indiana Reports 408 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total to 3,437 There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-408-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-state-total-to-3437/2249736/
— Trump Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ in Letter The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to “misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of Trump,” in the campaign mailer that mentioned Trump’s name 22 times – Kim Chandler (DIERSEN: What would the leaders of the following say if asked about my support for the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-calls-sessions-delusional-in-letter/2249761/

CBS2
— With Dozens Of COVID-19 Cases In Department, Some Chicago Police Employees Say They Don’t Feel Safe At Work – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/02/with-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-in-department-some-chicago-police-employees-say-they-dont-feel-safe-at-work/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/2/21206102/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-briefings-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When each state is expected to hit peak use of resources in coronavirus pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-when-each-state-is-expected-to-hit-peak-use-of-resources-in-coronavirus-pandemic-20200402-thfoozjjnnftrd4ddblb3ua3fu-photogallery.html
— Trump administration moves toward recommending that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face masks (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-face-mask-guidelines-20200402-wjcqlyqy2vgc5ebjp6zx4bo65q-story.html
— University of Illinois financial hit from coronavirus ‘significant and growing,’ including $37 million in room and board refunds – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-university-of-illinois-20200403-zbg6jfyppvdmneuh6dwhw6dh24-story.html
— Uber halts construction in The Old Post Office, marking Chicago’s first big office project delayed by the coronavirus – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-uber-pauses-chicago-construction-20200402-sxyo5vijkresniztt24yzabo7m-story.html
— Behind the race to fight COVID-19, can Illinois keep its finances in order? – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-costs-illinois-pritzker-greising-20200402-4vnvgglrpzfrxkrddfida27b7y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— MARCH 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTO: Westmont man Dustin Petty charged with burglarizing two Hinsdale homes, stealing car – Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: SEE Wheaton Police Report # WH2000665  Petty is charged with stealing a car on the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Arbor Avenue in my precinct the night of March 16, 2020.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/westmont-man-charged-with-burglarizing-two-hinsdale-homes-stealing-car

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump Tower workers among 14,000 layoffs in state report Almost 5,600 of the cuts were categorized as temporary, including 294 at the Trump hotel. But the outlook for rehiring is unclear, given the uncertainty over when the virus peaks and how quickly the economy can recover. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/trump-tower-workers-among-14000-layoffs-state-report

ABC7
— How to make face masks from materials found at home (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/how-to-make-face-masks-from-materials-found-at-home/6071155/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/3/2020

WTTW
— CTA Ridership Drops Nearly 80% as Chicagoans Stay Home – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/02/cta-ridership-drops-nearly-80-chicagoans-stay-home

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Says His Arsenal Against COVID-19 Is ‘Nearly Exhausted’ – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-says-his-arsenal-against-covid19-is-nearly-exhausted/21305dc7-0a99-44ef-bd98-78ef1377cf4c

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Court: Brady helped get brothers loan based on ‘false statements’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats, a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200402/court-brady-helped-get-brothers-loan-based-on-false-statements

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not running the numbers The state of Illinois is in an economic state of confusion. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-not-running-the-numbers/article_4e74de7d-5ca1-52c9-b942-0a1c866c5588.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 15 Will County Health Department employees test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in county reach 395 – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/02/15-will-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/anb44ng/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why are some businesses essential, and others not? – Jakob Emerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/why-are-some-businesses-essential-and-others-not
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the potential for disagreement, some labor attorneys said there is no legal recourse available for closed businesses to argue they are essential. “The practical answer is, where you going to go?” Baker said. “The courts are closed. I think the real question is, how enforceable is the executive order?” Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said his department has not been forced to close any nonessential businesses, but has the authority to do so. “We are not looking to complicate people’s lives and these business owners,” Campbell said. “We understand the predicament they are in and we certainly feel for them. But the order is the order, and we do have the teeth in it to charge someone with a misdemeanor if necessary, but we will do our best to avoid that.” Campbell said any businesses unsure of their status will be treated with discretion. “There could be some businesses that fall within the gray area, and we certainly are not immediately going to shut them down,” Campbell said. The Springfield Police Department also said they have not had to shut down any businesses involuntarily.)

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Chicago area gets top marks for social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, data firm says – I-Chun Chen
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/04/03/chicago-area-gets-top-marks-for-social-distancing.html

CHICAGO CURBED
— What Chicago homeowners need to know about mortgages during the coronavirus crisis – Scott Klocksin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for equity to be taken from those who own their homes free and clear and b) call for that equity to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/4/2/21204380/mortgage-assistance-homeowner-landlord-rent

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ near-insolvent unemployment trust fund can’t handle surge in unemployment claims, will need to tap federal loans – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-near-insolvent-unemployment-trust-fund-cant-handle-surge-in-unemployment-claims-will-need-to-tap-federal-loans-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Stunning data show Illinois economy stalled out before COVID-19 pandemic – Austin Berg
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-stunning-data-show-illinois-economy-stalled-out-before-covid-19-pandemic/article_1397fa80-74f1-11ea-ab9d-3fc077675076.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Legislators find ways to stay busy – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: The following have given me more time and more money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out: my no longer being a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, h) etc. 
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/legislators-find-ways-to-stay-busy/Content?oid=12005059
— State senator Bill Brady helped set up bad loan “The truth was not told” – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/state-senator-helped-set-up-bad-loan/Content?oid=12006480

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS – Brad Weisenstein and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-illinois/
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Pritzker to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want Pritzker to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL ANALYSIS SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/political-strategy-group-illinois-republicans-are-losing-ground.html
— AS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS STACK UP IN ILLINOIS, APPLICATION PROBLEMS PERSIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As coronavirus fears mounts, Democrats get tacky – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/inside-the-beltway-as-coronavirus-fears-mounts-dem/
— Latest genius Democrat plan: Make the election about Wuhan virus – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/latest-genius-democrat-plan-make-election-about-wu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington media agonize over covering the Trump coronavirus briefings – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: The mainstream media wants to cover only what it can spin to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-media-agonize-over-covering-the-trump-coronavirus-briefings
— Trump’s clout hangs in balance as White House grapples with coronavirus – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has the most clout in the organizations that you are a member of and where you live? I should write a book about those who have the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on me and on those who share my demographics. I would focus on those who make it ever-increasing clear that they want to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-clout-hangs-in-balance-as-white-house-grapples-with-coronavirus
— MARCH 9, 2020 FLASHBACK: Virginia House passes redistricting amendment despite Democratic leadership disapproval – Tyler Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want redistricting to favor voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/virginia-house-passes-redistricting-amendment-despite-democratic-leadership-disapproval
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House voted 54-46 to approve the resolution after it rejected a substitution proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church. The substitution would have added language designed to further prevent gerrymandering, especially racial gerrymandering, but it also would have restarted the clock on the amendment process and prolonged it. . .Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News, said that the commission should be required to reflect the demographics of Virginia and that the resolution should include language to prevent racial gerrymandering.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rips Democrats’ new coronavirus committee: ‘Witch hunt after witch hunt’
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-rips-democrats-new-coronavirus-committee-witch-hunt

BLAZE
— Joe Biden is outraged at ‘wildly irresponsible’ video from Trump campaign, demands Twitter take it down ‘Turnabout is fair play’ – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outraged-at-trump-hoax-video

DAILY CALLER
— These States Say Abortions Are Essential During The Coronavirus Crisis – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/abortion-coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-coronavirus/

DAILY SIGNAL
— In California, a Sign the Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go to Waste’ – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/02/be-wary-of-those-seeking-to-exploit-serious-crisis-of-covid-19/

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese City Bans Consumption of Cats and Dogs – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chinese-city-bans-consumption-of-cats-and-dogs-which-is-not-funny-at-all/

TOWNHALL
— Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization – Ross Marchand
https://townhall.com/columnists/rossmarchand/2020/04/03/airline-aid-shouldnt-become-backdoor-nationalization-n2566267

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Don’t Let States Rob COVID-19 Funds to Bail Out Pensions – Ted Dabrowski & Mark Glennon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/30/dont_let_states_rob_covid-19_funds_to_bail_out_pensions.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Are All Restrictionists Now – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-nations-realize-importance-borders/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Regime Using Pandemic to Advance Global Ambitions, Expert Says – EVA FU AND JAN JEKIELEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-using-pandemic-to-advance-global-ambitions-expert-says_3294231.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 7 more pro-lifers arrested for praying against abortion in North Carolina ‘The city of Greensboro chose to use COVID to achieve the goal of having no Christians present in front of the abortion clinic.’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/7-more-pro-lifers-arrested-for-praying-against-abortion-in-north-carolina
— Far-left SPLC claims anti-LGBT ‘hate groups’ on the rise in annual report The SPLC puts Christian groups on its ‘hate list’ with neo-Nazis. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-splc-claims-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-on-the-rise-in-annual-report

THE HILL
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses?rnd=1585866008/

POLITICO
— Trump campaign declares war on Democrats over voting rules for November With coronavirus injecting enormous doubt into voter turnout, it’s a sleeper issue that both parties say could sway the election. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-2020-election-legal-battle-coronavirus-162152
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s vaporized economy.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2020/04/03/trumps-vaporized-economy-786630

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus – JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for pensions and Social Security be cut and b) call for that money to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://apnews.com/2d1be60a990b65802c639c8fe2ca881a
— Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent – DUSAN STOJANOVIC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/31/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/donald-trump-ventilators-leadership-coronavirus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— U.S. expected to recommend masks for Americans in coronavirus hot spots Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing. – Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-expected-recommend-masks-americans-coronavirus-hotspots-n1175596

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, and Overdue.” Those who hate me and/or hate those who share my demographics do not want the following to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, conservative leaders, etc. 
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-not-air-trump-coronavirus-045314012.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Cases Exceed 1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Do Social Distancing Better, White House Doctor Tells Americans. Trump Objects – Reuters (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their rate your social distancing? How do Trump-haters rate Trump-supporter social distancing? How do Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens rate Republican social distancing? How do anti-religious people rate religious people social distancing? How do liberals and moderates rate conservative social distancing? How do minorities, females, and younger people rate White, male, and older people social distancing? How do people who have less money rate people who have more money social distancing?)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/02/us/02reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-birx.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. – Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/asia/modi-india-press-media.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jobless rate jumps to 4.4 percent in March, but much worse lies ahead for American workers Recent surge in unemployment claims came too late to be counted in government report – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/03/march-2020-jobs-report/
— U.S. grapples with widening onslaught as China warns about risk of new infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/04/03/daily-202-losing-a-job-can-also-mean-losing-health-coverage-adding-to-anxiety-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5e86c27188e0fa101a759ced/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-02/parties-race-adapt-politicking-pandemic
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A perceived advantage the Trump campaign has in this new territory could prove fragile. Trump’s operatives have built an intimidating and costly digital machine around unprecedented social media micro-targeting. It is fueled by a conservative media ecosystem that reliably draws in masses of voters who help amplify Trump’s message. That ecosystem is showing signs of strain, however, as voters seek out reliable information about the virus, which some of the leading outlets on the right failed to provide when they initially dismissed its danger. Republicans are now bulking up their digital infrastructure. Republican National Committee volunteers made 1.4 million voter contacts during last Saturday’s “National Day of Action,” using a phone script that starts by asking voters about their health and offers information about medical-care resources before they begin detailing Trump’s efforts in the pandemic. The GOP’s chief volunteer-training program, the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, has gone virtual and hasn’t slowed in the process. There were 312 events that trained 1,390 volunteers during its first week online.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Jobs Report Likely to Show Start of Record Labor-Market Collapse Economists expect Friday’s March data won’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— U.S. and Europe Turn to Phone-Tracking Strategies to Halt Spread of Coronavirus Amid privacy concerns, nations work with apps, geolocation data to help identify and isolate infected citizens – James Marson, Catherine Stupp and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-europe-turn-to-phone-tracking-strategies-to-halt-spread-of-coronavirus-11585906203
— Where America is Staying Home States that have enacted stay-at-home orders have generally seen the greatest reduction in residents’ average daily travel. – Max Rust, Patience Haggin and Yan Wu
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/where-america-is-staying-home/
— Companies Try to Preserve Jobs by Cutting Pay Amid Coronavirus Crisis Worker salaries, once untouchable, are being slashed across a range of industries rocked by pandemic – Rachel Feintzeig and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) pensions to be slashed and b) want federal subsidies for health, dental, and vision insurance for federal retirees to be slashed.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-try-to-preserve-jobs-by-cutting-pay-amid-coronavirus-crisis-11585906200

USA TODAY
— Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’ as he’s criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies – David Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest complainers in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They complain about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/coronavirus-trump-hits-governors-says-andrew-cuomo-working-hard/5108421002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “TRUMP ADVISERS DOUBT WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ESTIMATE, EXPERT SAYS IT APPEARED RUSHED.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908
— FAUCI SAYS ALL STATES SHOULD ENFORCE CORONAVIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AS TRUMP RESISTS ISSUING NATIONWIDE MANDATE – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/fauci-says-all-states-should-enforce-coronavirus-stay-home-orders-trump-resists-issuing-1495906
— CHINA CLAIMS U.S. IS ‘SLANDERING’ BEIJING WITH REPORT ON CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP, CALLS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘INHUMANE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Communist China.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-claims-us-slandering-beijing-report-coronavirus-cover-donald-trump-administration-inhumane-1495934

PEOPLE
— President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test Again Out of ‘Curiosity’ and Tests Negative “The second one is much more pleasant,” Donald Trump said during Thursday’s press conference at the White House – Robyn Merrett 
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-takes-coronavirus-test-again-tests-negative/

UNION JOURNAL
— Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/hungarys-far-right-leader-viktor-orban-uses-coronavirus-to-gain-unlimited-power/

TRIBUNE
— Social stigma associated with Covid-19 needs campaign
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/social-stigma-associated-with-covid-19-needs-campaign-64683

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout.” 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-trump-organization-wants-a-coronavirus-bailout-report.html

NEW YORKER
— Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic – Eric Lach
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/digital-door-knocking-voter-outreach-in-a-pandemic

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News – Michael Shapiro
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-the-false-promise-of-paywalls-for-local-news/

April 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— 167 Cook County Jail Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, Officials Say 34 staff members have also tested positive at the facility
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/167-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-officials-say/2248892/

CBS2
— Some Of Latest Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Involved People In 20s And 30s; Expert Weighs In – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-of-latest-illinois-coronavirus-deaths-involved-people-in-20s-and-30s-expert-weighs-in/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Durbin on Illinois’ fight against COVID-19: ‘Profits be damned!’ – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/durbin-on-illinois-fight-against-covid-19-profits-be-damned

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 23 more COVID-19 deaths, raising toll to 94 The adults ages ranged from 27 to 90, and are among the 141 who have died in the state so far.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203898/cook-county-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-raising-toll-94
— 62 cases of coronavirus found in 11 Lake County nursing homes Four of those 62 people have died, health officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203899/coronavirus-covid-19-lake-county-nursing-homes
— Aurora extends emergency declaration to May 15 The emergency declaration includes closures of City Hall and all other city properties, including parks, playgrounds, museums, the golf course and the zoo, Aurora officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21204014/aurora-coronavirus-extends-emergency-declaration-may-15-covid-19
— 12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21203980/12th-employee-contracts-covid-19-at-cook-county-clerk-of-the-circuit-courts-office
— CPS to receive $205M in federal coronavirus relief funding, state estimates The total is 40 percent of the more than half-billion dollars expected to come to Illinois schools. – Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203218/cps-federal-coronavirus-relief-illinois-public-schools
— We can’t allow fear to go viral and erode our civil liberties An ill-advised, and now rescinded, policing tactic on the West Side illustrates the kind of threat to our civil liberties that crops up in a crisis. We saw it after 9-11, and now again. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread false information about coronavirus, and therefore, I should be stopped from sending the emails out. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/1/21203078/coronavirus-civil-rights-covid-19-chicago-police-illinois-suntimes-editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame coronavirus on Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/1/21203435/pandemic-unprepared-disaster-plan-covid-19-coronavirus-s-e-cup
— Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC, Joe Biden said it’s “hard to envision” a normal convention on that schedule. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/2/21204361/joe-biden-predicts-democratic-convention-delay-until-august-2020-election-politics

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago needs a wartime financial plan, now – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-fianances-paul-vallas-20200401-6cxpmax6qjgwljnxtsvvgupxem-story.html
— The muddled messages on face masks – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-masks-confusion-20200402-23vkp7vdxzflnitbhfmhjaepym-story.html
— When will the coronavirus outbreak peak in Illinois? Here are some projections. – JOE MAHR, JONATHON BERLIN and LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-coronavirus-when-will-illinois-peak-20200401-3c56ftr64ngqridwnuervngrma-story.html
— Chicago gets 500 complaints about nonessential businesses — hair salons, yoga studios — staying open amid coronavirus – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they and what they do are essential, but me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not essential. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nonessential-businesses-500-complaints-coronavirus-20200401-kqokrgpwqbakpoiox7axyly3bm-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html


DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Demand for grocery delivery service creates long waitlists — how stores are trying to fix that – Russell Lissau and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/demand-for-grocery-delivery-service-creates-long-waitlists—-how-stores-are-trying-to-fix-that
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who want to end gerrymandering so that more political clout can be given to voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-some-lawmakers-willing-to-stand-up-for-democracy-in-illinois

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jobless claims double, set new record The number of Americans applying for benefits more than doubled to 6.65 million, a second straight record, as the coronavirus widened its reach and closed more businesses.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/jobless-claims-double-set-new-record
— Ken Griffin’s virus plan now includes an emergency trading bunker in Florida Citadel Securities’ site—with capacity for 50—is part of a hotel that’s closed to the public, and the staff, who have been dispatched from Chicago and New York, will work and sleep there.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/ken-griffins-virus-plan-now-includes-emergency-trading-bunker-florida

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Everyone’s equal, just some more than others – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-everyone-s-equal-just-some-more-than-others/article_f36d373a-1229-56f2-be11-50a4b0edbd2f.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Coalition pushes aid for Bloomington-Normal’s marginalized people amid COVID-19 crisis – SIERRA HENRY
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/coalition-pushes-aid-for-bloomington-normals-marginalized-people-amid-covid-19-crisis/article_dd1c0e47-9914-5ccf-9127-90f635de8598.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— State budget to be cut by up to $8 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/state-budget-to-be-cut-by-up-to-8-billion-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/#new_tab

WGEM
— Local lawmaker Jil Tracy pushes to open Illinois state parks amid stay-at-home order – Kara Biernat
https://wgem.com/2020/04/01/local-lawmakers-push-to-open-illinois-state-parks-amid-stay-at-home-order/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 393 Cases, 13 Deaths Confirmed Officials say the number of positive cases is “likely much higher” due to cases that are “unreported or untested.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-393-cases-13-deaths-confirmed

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Latest Glen Ellyn Coronavirus Update: 10 Cases Confirmed Here are the latest updates on coronavirus cases in Glen Ellyn. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/latest-glen-ellyn-coronavirus-update-10-cases-confirmed

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Coronavirus Forces Closure Of 22nd Century Media (founded by millionaire investment banker Jack Ryan) 22nd Century Media, which publishes 14 Chicago-area weekly newspapers, closed its doors permanently Tuesday. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/coronavirus-forces-closure-22nd-century-media

CHALKBEAT
— How much is your Illinois school district slated to get from the federal stimulus bill? Find out here. – Cassie Walker Burke, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee 
https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2020/04/01/coping-with-coronavirus-illinois-schools-to-get-a-half-billion-dollars-in-federal-stimulus-funds/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER FOR PRESIDENT? Gov. J.B. Pritzker has dismissed the suggestion in the past, saying he’s focused only on Illinois, but his recent jousts with President Donald Trump about handling the coronavirus have him in a new category: potential 2024 presidential candidate. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/04/02/pritzker-for-president-getting-in-budget-binds-mission-ppe-488784

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— He Was Ordered to Self-Isolate. He Didn’t. Now He’s Facing Criminal Charges. A man with coronavirus symptoms walked into a busy gas station store in southeastern Illinois. Prosecutors there charged him with reckless conduct, saying the man “showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.” – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-self-isolation-illinois-jasper-county-arrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ unemployment fund will need another bailout – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-illinois-unemployment-fund-will-need-another-bailout/article_1be8d16c-744e-11ea-ba41-635ece88532d.html

WIREPOINTS
— April Fools’? Mayor Lightfoot’s Astonishing Denial of Chicago’s Fiscal Crisis – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/april-fools-mayor-lightfoots-astonishing-denial-of-chicagos-fiscal-crisis-wirepoints/
— Ten lessons from an old friend that just survived an ugly bout with Covid-19
https://wirepoints.org/ten-cautionary-and-inspirational-lessons-from-an-old-friend-that-just-survived-an-ugly-bout-with-covid-19-wirepoints/
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot talking about 40,000 Chicago hospitalizations when projections for all Illinois show just 9,300 at the peak? – Quicktake
https://wirepoints.org/why-is-mayor-lightfoot-talking-about-40000-chicago-hospitalizations-when-projections-for-all-illinois-show-just-9300-at-the-peak-quicktake/

CAPITOL FAX
— 6.6 million new unemployment claims filed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/66-million-new-unemployment-claims-filed/

GOPUSA
— Los Angeles Mayor Tells 4 Million To Wear Masks – AP
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86987
— Coronavirus Strains Nation’s Largest Police Force; 1,000-Plus NYPD Cops Test Positive
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86958
— When To End The Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon It Will Be Time For A New Strategy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86919

AMERICAN THINKER
— Even as Democrats blame Trump, their own words come back to haunt them – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How strongly will Illinois Democrats blame the following for coronavirus: a) the Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots, b) Republican elected officials and appointees, c) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward parties, and e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/even_as_democrats_blame_trump_their_own_words_come_back_to_haunt_them.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Everyone Does What They’re Told, But No One Knows Why We’re reliant on experts to tell us truths too complex to work out. When did we stop living on a human scale? – GRAYSON QUAY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are furious because a) they cannot stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) they cannot tell which articles I can and I cannot include links to in those emails.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/everyone-does-what-theyre-told-but-no-one-knows-why/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT WOULD JOE BIDEN DO? – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If Biden was President now, what would he do? ANSWER: He would blame coronavirus on individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-coronavirus-what-would-joe-biden-do/

TOWNHALL
— FLASHBACK: Remember When the Mainstream Media Compared the Wuhan Coronavirus to the Flu? – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/01/flashback-remember-when-the-mainstream-media-compared-the-wuhan-coronavirus-to-t-n2566180

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times: Sexist Trump Attacks Women for ‘Challenging Him’ During Coronavirus Crisis – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/04/01/ny-times-sexist-trump-attacks-women-challenging-him-during
— CNN, USA Today, WashPost Boost Obama’s Veiled Anti-Trump Pandemic Response and ‘Climate Denial’ Tweet – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/04/02/cnn-usa-today-washpost-boost-obamas-veiled-anti-trump

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LifeSite live-streaming Trump coronavirus briefings as liberal media calls for censorship
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lifesite-live-streaming-trump-coronavirus-briefings-as-liberal-media-calls-for-censorship

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ominous Indicators – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/ominous-indicators/

THE HILL
— U.S. coronavirus deaths top 5,000, with 1,000 in one day – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490749-us-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-with-1000-in-one-day
— Dire projections put new focus on Trump coronavirus response – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490710-dire-projections-put-new-focus-on-coronavirus-response

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/citizenship-is-a-tough-mountain-to-climb-especially-under-trump/
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/naturalized-citizens-could-be-critical-in-this-falls-election/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the coronavirus is shaping the 2024 presidential race The crisis is stocking the Democratic Party’s pipeline of prospective candidates for years to come.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/coronavirus-governors-2024-election-160125
— D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country The nation’s capital — with its hundreds of thousands of workers responsible for running the nation’s coronavirus response — is about to get socked. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/dc-leaders-fear-outbreak-cripples-country-159477

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pence blames CDC and China for delay in U.S. coronavirus response
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/mike-pence-coronavirus/index.html

CNBC
— Durbin denies Congress is rescuing airline shareholders with $50 billion bailout – Jacob Pramuk and Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-update-dick-durbin-says-airline-bailout-not-for-shareholders.html
— With today’s market volatility, the ‘4% rule’ creates risk for America’s retirees – Colin Devine
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/op-ed-with-market-volatility-4-percent-rule-creates-risk-for-retirees.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 4% rule was hatched in an era in which interest rates were higher, markets less volatile and Americans had shorter lifespans. Given today’s market volatility and changed retirement landscape, it’s safe to assume the 4% rule may be obsolete. Target date funds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds are often used to generate retirement income, yet annuities are the only financial product that was designed for and specifically provide protected lifetime income.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time – Peter Goodman
Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn could be especially deep and lengthy, with recovery limited by continued anxiety.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/coronavirus-recession.html
— Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse The pandemic has handed the funds big losses after they ramped up their appetite for risk over the past decade. – Mary Williams Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/business/dealbook/coronavirus-public-pension.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/hannity-limbaugh-trump-coronavirus.html
— Auto Sales Plummet in First Quarter as Coronavirus Keeps Buyers Away After a strong first two months of the year, sales tumbled in March as Americans stayed home. – Neal E. Boudette
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/auto-sales-coronavirus.html

NEW YORK POST
— Impeachment was a dire distraction from coronavirus for Trump administration – Miranda Devine (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://nypost.com/2020/04/01/impeachment-a-dire-distraction-from-coronavirus-for-trump-devine/

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus cases edge toward a million worldwide as death toll soars in U.S., Italy, Spain and France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— As U.S. death toll surpasses 4,600, Fauci says the real turning point in coronavirus mitigation won’t happen until there’s a vaccine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/01/coronavirus-latest-news/

USA TODAY
— Which states will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses? See the list. – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-states-sharpest-projected-covid-19-job-declines/5109364002/
— Unemployment claims for last week could shatter record amid millions of new layoffs – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-several-million-more-jobless-claims-likely-layoffs-mount/5105339002/
— How quickly can the economy bounce back from the coronavirus? – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-how-quickly-can-economy-bounce-back-crisis/5090355002/
— Another US-Mexico border tunnel has been discovered – with nearly $30 million worth of drugs, officials say – N’dea Yancey-Bragg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/01/us-mexico-border-smuggling-tunnel-drugs/5102052002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Another 3.1 Million Americans Likely Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week Coronavirus-related layoffs trigger record-setting surge in jobless-insurance claims – Sarah Chaney and Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/another-3-1-million-americans-likely-sought-unemployment-benefits-last-week-11585819800
— Americans Favor Aggressive Coronavirus Measures, Poll Finds Majorities back cellphone tracking, mandatory screenings and patient registries to curb virus spread – Byron Tau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-favor-aggressive-coronavirus-measures-poll-finds-11585687911
— Why the Richest Country on Earth Can’t Get You a Face Mask The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation, but missteps and vulnerable global supply chains have left it without the equipment necessary to protect its citizens from the coronavirus – Nathaniel Taplin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-richest-country-on-earth-cant-get-you-a-face-mask-11585741254
— One-Year M.B.A.s Gain Ground as Applications Drop Young professionals balk at pausing their careers for a two-year degree, so more schools are offering a faster, cheaper option – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: When I started taking graduate business evening courses at Loyola in 1972, Loyola required taking 16 courses to get an MBA. Immediately after I completed my 16th course in 1976, Loyola reduced its course requirement to 12 if you had a bachelor’s degree in business like I had.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-year-m-b-a-s-gain-ground-as-applications-drop-11585742401
— The High Cost of Low Interest Rates Irresponsible policy from the Federal Reserve made the coronavirus crisis worse than it had to be. – James Grant (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers and help borrowers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-cost-of-low-interest-rates-11585780683
— Biden’s Weak Election Strategy Instead of leading, he panders to Bernie Sanders and criticizes President Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-weak-election-strategy-11585780418
— Factories Cut Output, Jobs as Coronavirus Lockdown Bites A series of business surveys paint an almost uniform picture of sharply declining production, falling new orders and contracting payrolls – Paul Hannon and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/factories-cut-output-jobs-as-coronavirus-lockdown-bites-11585736047

BANKRATE
— Experts see solid rebound in rattled markets following ‘two-quarter’ coronavirus contraction – Sarah Foster (DIERSEN: Do you agree?)
https://www.bankrate.com/investing/market-mavens-survey-april-2020/

TELEGRAM
— Retirees seeking safe investments are paying the price – Michelle Singletary
https://www.telegram.com/news/20200329/michelle-singletary-retirees-seeking-safe-investments-are-paying-price
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The go-to strategy when a financial crisis hits is for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The theory is that, by making borrowing cheaper, consumers will help rev up the economy by buying stuff on credit. But this quick fix has seriously hurt savers, especially those retirees who have sheltered their hard-earned savings away from the stock market. And as the Dow Industrial average continues its hair-raising volatility, more retirees will likely flee to bank-deposit accounts. However, with interest rates now at rock bottom, these savers will be exposed to another major risk — inflation. The government’s fiscal policies punish savers, asserts Sharon Kimball, who retired from the federal government in 2018 after almost 30 years. Kimball, 66, is a regular reader who has long stayed away from investing in equities. For her retirement account under the federal Thrift Savings Plan, she put all her contributions in the G fund, which is invested in short-term U.S. Treasury securities. Kimball’s other retirement savings have all been placed in certificates of deposit (CDs). The Virginia resident said she just couldn’t stomach the roller-coaster ride of investing in stocks or mutual funds. Her hope was for the CDs to produce just enough interest to offset any impact of inflation. Rates on CDs and money market deposit accounts, which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), were pretty puny before the spread of COVID-19. But things are about to get even worse for savers who have sought refuge in these federally backed accounts.)

NPR
— With Rallies Off The Table, Trump’s Reelection Moves To Virtual Campaigning – Tamara Keith
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825467802/with-rallies-off-the-table-trumps-reelection-moves-to-virtual-campaigning
— Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks – Leila Fadel
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825200206/doctors-say-hospitals-are-stopping-them-from-wearing-masks

NEWSWEEK
— OVER 1,000 PEOPLE IN U.S. DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS IN 24 HOUR SPAN – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/over-1000-people-us-die-coronavirus-24-hour-span-1495777

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Residents Snitch on Businesses, Neighbors Amid Shutdowns Residents are snitching on businesses and neighbors as authorities worldwide work to enforce business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the coronavirus pandemic. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-04-02/residents-snitch-on-businesses-neighbors-amid-shutdowns

THE NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/covid-19-wealth-divide-tests/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— White House offers few specifics in US virus death forecast Experts struggle to weigh up Trump administration’s projection of 100,000-240,000 deaths – Kiran Stacey 
https://www.ft.com/content/b0ed47e2-80e1-4a71-87fa-4cd80f202e79

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures “How do we know” if they are accurate, Trump asked at a press conference. “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side.” – AFP
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-casts-doubt-on-chinese-coronavirus-figures/articleshow/74946595.cms

April 1 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-sends-out-emergency-alert-seeking-healthcare-professionals-to-help-in-covid-19-pandemic/2248222/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois politicians call on Trump to provide state with more medical supplies Rep. Lauren Underwood joins our show to talk about the urgent need for medical supplies from those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/669425

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S. from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing is maintained – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200331-giadunfcdbb33dqpidafentkp4-story.html
— The voters behind Trump’s higher approval ratings – TRIP GABRIEL AND LISA LERER (DIERSEN: What drives your approval rating up or down where you live? From what I see, the biggest single factor is how those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live treat you and treat those who share your demographics. Everyone sees how those who lead your municipal district, municipality, township, county, and Illinois treat you and those who share your demographics. I should write a book about how the following have treated me and those who share my demographics: past and present leaders of Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-approval-ratings-20200331-urc3xvpmnrcgjpns42gtnvltpe-story.html
— FRONT PAGE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Mail delivery suspended at Naperville condominium complexes with no explanation – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-mail-delivery-stops-mill-seniors-st-0401-20200330-7no6mzmcn5bhng5iojz7fdoiti-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police officers ordered to restrict access to several West Side blocks known for drug sales Police were instructed to check the ID of anyone who tried to enter four blocks, but several officers said they were hesitant to follow those orders out of concern they were not constitutional. – Sam Charles and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21202132/chicago-police-officers-ordered-restrict-access-west-side-blocks-drug-sales-gangs
— Democrats put corruption reform on ice: ‘More time will be necessary to complete our work’ The commission was required to release a report by Tuesday with recommendations on how to end entrenched corruption in Illinois, but as the COVID-19 crisis has temporarily shut down sessions of the General Assembly, it has also stymied the work of the commission. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21202193/democrats-corruption-reform-deadline-ethics-reform-lobbying-coronavirus
— A crying doctor, patients gasping for air and limited coronavirus tests: A look inside a triage tent in Chicago Michael Dolan describes his experience at Northwestern as “an entirely preventable human disaster” — but he doesn’t blame the hospital or its medical staff. – Nader Issa and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202205/northwestern-hospital-coronavirus-triage-tent-michael-dolan
— Virus deaths in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse More than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across New York state. – Francesca Gattuso 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202805/virus-deaths-in-nyc-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-the-coronavirus-covid-19
— Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. before the outbreak is over. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202798/florida-cruise-ship-new-york-death-toll-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-outbreak-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Oberweis vs. Underwood: Ideology, health care, immigration to lead in nationally watched congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/oberweis-vs-underwood-ideology-health-care-immigration-to-lead-in-nationally-watched-congressional-race
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County planning to close field court in Downers Grove – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/dupage-county-planning-to-close-field-court-in-downers-grove

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Media members skip Trump briefings because of little news, much risk their health – Paul Farhi 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Media-members-skip-Trump-briefings-because-of-15170156.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Essential workers – Sandy Bressner
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/29/essential-workers/a63geeq/?utm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I went out in search of essential workers in DuPage and Cook counties. I found Dan Ruiz, manager of the Egg Harbor in Wheaton. Here’s what he had to say: “We’re just trying to adjust on the fly and figure out what we’re doing. Business is probably 10% of what it was before. We had to lay off about 40 people. We’re getting a lot of people [ordering curbside] and people have been very supportive. They support small business in this community very well I think.”)

WREX
— Stocks fall more than 3% at open on Wall Street, following declines in Asia, Europe, as Trump warns of ‘dark days’ ahead – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/04/01/stocks-fall-more-than-3-at-open-on-wall-street-following-declines-in-asia-europe-as-trump-warns-of-dark-days-ahead/

WGLT
— 8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/8-ways-2-trillion-relief-bill-will-impact-central-illinois#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/mcconnell-impeachment-diverted-attention-from-coronavirus
— Facing skepticism, officials ‘reexamine’ guidance against wearing masks – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/amid-growing-criticism-officials-consider-revising-guidance-on-wearing-masks

CHICAGO BLOCK CLUB
— Coronavirus In Chicago: ‘A Race Against Time’ As Officials Prepare For Onslaught Of COVID-19 Cases “Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/31/coronavirus-in-chicago-its-a-race-against-time-as-officials-prepare-for-onslaught-of-covid-19-cases/

WIREPOINTS
— Coronavirus impact may push Illinois state pension debt to over $300 billion – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/coronavirus-impact-may-push-illinois-state-pension-debt-to-over-300-billion-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What Are Gov. Pritzker’s Priorities? – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: What do your priorities include? My priorities continue to include putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 362,370 articles and information about many upcoming events.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/what-are-gov-pritzkers-priorities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication”? I’ll let you decide. The truth is, the board and staff here at IFI are deeply disturbed to hear the incessant petty partisan criticisms of the Trump Administration by political leaders and media pundits who only seem interested in stoking anxiety and exacerbating division among the American people. In that regard, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s chief nitpickers over the last several weeks. In his first fourteen months as CEO of the state of Illinois, Gov. Pritzker hasn’t pursued policy solutions that would have helped Illinois prepare for a pandemic. Gov. Pritzker hasn’t tried to bolster Illinois’ rainy-day fund, which is now vitally needed to purchase respirators and other medical equipment. In fact, Illinois remains disadvantaged because of the billions of dollars in unpaid bills dragging us down. Instead, like a petulant child, Pritzker awaits bailouts from the federal government. For the most part, Pritzker’s political priorities have concerned the “social issues.” Working with the “Progressive” Caucus in Springfield, he followed through on his pledge to “make Illinois the most progressive state in the nation” for killing babies through abortion. He helped pass the mandate to indoctrinate young children through teaching positively about “LGBT” history in government schools (K-12). He helped pass an expansion of gambling and increased both gasoline taxes and the cost of doing business with a hike in the minimum wage. Pritzker’s involvement in getting recreational marijuana passed in the state cannot be over-emphasized. This foolish policy will only exasperate our current national/international health predicament, as marijuana consumption has been proven to suppress the immune system, leaving users more vulnerable to sickness. He did a great disservice to Illinois’ families, the healthcare system and first responders. BTW, who do you suppose will be paying for these unintended consequences of legal pot? Regarding the “stay-at-home” order, which has now been extended through April 30th, why are abortuaries, liquor and pot stores considered “essential businesses”?)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHLAFLY & THORNER: LIBERALS IMPEDE COVID-19 TREATMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/schlafly-thorner-liberals-impede-covid-19-treatment.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ Urges Americans to stay home through April – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/donald-trump-stay-home-through-april-30/%2BWnS3AnW2fJLNiXdUcLAxPUTq378e2o%3D&bt_ts=1585733384317
— Coronavirus coverage: A media fright fest – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/inside-the-beltway-coronavirus-coverage-continues-/
— Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/virus-slump-expected-to-rival-big-recessions-in-hi/
— Henry Hyde would have been proud of pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski When politicians stand on principles – David Keene (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs will put ever-increasing pressure on Republican candidates a) to dump planks in the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving planks and b) to dump those like me who support the aforesaid planks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/henry-hyde-would-have-been-proud-of-pro-life-democ/
— U.S. military ‘readiness’ at risk as coronavirus rips through ranks – Ben Wolfgang and Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/us-military-readiness-risk-coronavirus-rips-throug/
— Democrats distracted as coronavirus crept into U.S., GOP says: ‘Every day was all about impeachment’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/democrats-distracted-impeachment-coronavirus-crept/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois’ prison system reports first COVID-19 death with ‘clusters’ in other places – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-prison-system-reports-first-covid-19-death-with-clusters-in-other-places
— Coronavirus revisionism: When the media pretends their narrative is ‘reality’ – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-revisionism-when-the-media-pretends-their-narrative-is-reality
— Chinese propaganda is now citing US journalists’ and Democrats’ coronavirus rhetoric – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/chinese-propaganda-is-now-citing-us-journalists-democrats-coronavirus-rhetoric
— Majority of public favors temporary ban on immigration from Mexico during coronavirus pandemic: Poll – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/majority-of-public-favors-temporary-ban-on-immigration-from-mexico-during-coronavirus-pandemic-poll

FOX NEWS
— Trump seeks another $2 trillion – Chris Stirewalt
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-seeks-another-2-trillion
— Brit Hume slams ‘preposterous’ comparison of Trump coronavirus briefings to campaign rallies – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/brit-hume-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefings
— Coronavirus’ frightening profile: Who is more likely to die from COVID-19? – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-who-is-more-likely-to-die
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “If you are immunocompromised, such as receiving cancer treatment or recently treated or even perhaps cancer survivor, you are at greater risk for catching the virus and doing poorly,” Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer, WebMD, told Fox News. “Patients with diabetes and heart disease do worse when they get infected. In addition, if you have lung problems such as severe asthma, you are also at greater risk.” “Too much alcohol can also contribute to difficulties in fighting infection,” Whyte said. “Diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, respiratory diseases, and even severe obesity can make it much harder to recover if you contract the virus.”)
— What are the demographics of coronavirus deaths in America? Dr. Deborah Birx says the U.S.’s mortality demographics are identical to Italy’s with regard to older people with preexisting conditions contracting coronavirus.
https://news.yahoo.com/demographics-coronavirus-deaths-america-222844725.html

BREITBART
— Poll Shows Trump More Trusted than Joe Biden to Handle Economy, Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/31/nolte-poll-shows-trump-more-trusted-than-joe-biden-to-handle-economy-coronavirus/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump administration is ‘race-baiting’ by using ‘Wuhan Virus’ term.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/31/susan-rice-trump-admin-is-race-baiting-by-using-wuhan-virus-term/

DAILY SIGNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism.
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/31/how-crises-shine-a-light-on-the-forgotten-american/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Takes Charge on Coronavirus — Fends Off Congress, Media – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/maddow-msnbc-pelosi-birx/2020/03/31/id/960663/

FEDERALIST
— New York Times Ignores The Evidence To Slander Christians As Coronavirus Deniers Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed. – E. Calvin Beisner
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/01/new-york-times-ignores-the-evidence-to-slander-christians-as-coronavirus-deniers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No, Martial Law Is Not Coming to America – CRAIG BRUCE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-response-no-martial-law-america/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Be Realistic About Your Abilities – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: Of course, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress your weaknesses and downplay your strengths. I should write a book about those who stress my weaknesses. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
http://devotions1.lccharities.org/2020/04/01/be-realistic-about-your-abilities/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Should Trump Be Wary of the Advice He’s Getting? (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I was extremely reluctant to seek/take advice from my Democrat superiors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics. None of my Democrat superiors ever advised me to earn job-related college degrees, job-related professional certifications, or job-related professional licenses.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/31/should-trump-be-wary-of-the-advice-hes-getting/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490501-the-memo-political-world-grapples-with-long-coronavirus-shutdown

POLITICO
— Biden: Difficult to imagine having Democratic convention as scheduled Democrats are supposed to meet in Milwaukee in mid-July. – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/biden-dnc-coronavirus-158731
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Breakdown Old traits — bluster, defiance, implacable self-promotion — that once worked well now threaten to sink a presidency.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/01/trump-breakdown-threaten-sink-presidency-158321


REUTERS
— With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Chris Kahn (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Trump-haters want the next Democrat U.S. President to do? ANSWER: Use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/with-2020-race-all-but-halted-over-coronavirus-biden-quietly-widens-lead-over-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN21I3K6

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats us coronavirus to defeat Trump and to defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-politics-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/politics/coronavirus-us-benefits.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Edmunds: Keep your car clean to reduce coronavirus risk – Ryan Zummallen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/edmunds-keep-your-car-clean-to-reduce-coronavirus-risk/2020/04/01/da173c04-73ff-11ea-ad9b-254ec99993bc_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump says impeachment ‘probably’ distracted him from fighting coronavirus – David Jackson (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/31/coronavirus-trump-says-impeachment-distracted-him-coronavirus/5100694002/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Warns of Pain Ahead While ‘Shocking’ Reality Sets In – Justin Sink and Mario Parker
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-a-painful-two-weeks
— Biden Doubts Convention Will Happen as Planned – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/biden-doubts-convention-will-happen-as-planned-campaign-update
— Stimulus May Come Too Late for U.S. Businesses Already Stretched – Mike Dorning and Anita Sharpe
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/stimulus-may-come-too-late-for-businesses-already-stretched
— Putin Sends Military Plane With Coronavirus Aid to Help U.S. – Jake Rudnitsky
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/putin-sends-military-plane-with-coronavirus-aid-to-help-u-s
— Deaths Increase in Spain; Italy to Extend Lockdown
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-sees-painful-two-weeks-n-y-tops-hubei-virus-update

NEWSWEEK
— CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS WAVE IN LATE FALL AND A ‘SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF AMERICANS’ WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE – KASHMIRA GANDER
https://www.newsweek.com/cdc-director-coronavirus-wave-late-fall-substantial-portion-americans-will-susceptible-1495401
— BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD SAYS DONALD TRUMP HAS ‘BLOOD ON HIS HANDS’ FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN THE U.S. – JASON LEMON (DIERSEN: This promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against all Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/boston-globe-editorial-board-says-donald-trump-has-blood-his-hands-coronavirus-pandemic-us-1495476

VINEYARD GAZETTE
— A Reliable Source of News Is Essential, Now More Than Ever – Nelson Sigelman (DIERSEN: You can count on me a) to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out and b) to post a copy of it at www.gopillinois.com each and every morning and each and every evening notwithstanding the tremendous efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) to stop me from sending the emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/03/30/reliable-source-news-essential-now-more-ever

FXXV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales surge as industry changes to keep workers, customers safe amid pandemic – Kai Beech
https://www.kxxv.com/news/national/coronavirus/marijuana-sales-surge-as-industry-changes-to-keep-workers-customers-safe-amid-pandemic

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
— Automakers poised to signal U.S. sales collapse ahead – KEITH NAUGHTON
https://www.autonews.com/sales/automakers-poised-signal-us-sales-collapse-ahead

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
— Can stress make you ill? (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus not only on increasing my stress, but on increasing stress of all those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-stress-make-you-sick

STAT
— The coronavirus is washing over the U.S. These factors will determine how bad it gets in each community – ANDREW JOSEPH
https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-how-bad-it-gets-different-communities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Experts told STAT that a host of factors are at play: demographics like the age and health of the population; proximity and connections to other regions; and how densely people live, whether in crowded apartment buildings or more secluded family homes. There are also factors that can be addressed through action, like local response efforts and physical distancing requirements.)

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Life (and your career) after coronavirus – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who talk and/or act like they would never stoop to become a federal employee. I would focus on those who a) lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, b) cannot pass an employment examination, c) cannot pass a background investigation, and/or d) cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2020/03/life-and-your-career-after-coronavirus/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The idea of an out-of-the-blue pandemic shutting down America and the rest of the world would be an April Fools Day prank of the worst kind. Unfortunately, this is not a drill. Unlike past major events, 9/11, the Great Recession, which hit all of us but in many different ways, we are all pretty much in the same boat here. It may be better to be young in Idaho than to be 75 in Brooklyn. But maybe not all that much better. Hopefully you’ve got food. Toilet paper. You are taking every precaution. Now you wait. We all do. Federal employees, unlike many other working Americans, will have an annuity, a pension, if they work long enough.)

MY FEDERAL RETIREMENT
— How Will the COVID-19 Virus Crisis Impact Federal Employees’ Retirement Plans? – Edward A. Zurndorfer
https://www.myfederalretirement.com/covid-19-federal-retirement/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Court Deals Major Blow to Trump’s Signature Civil Service Reform Law Ruling will put “structure” and “safeguards” in place for employee discipline law, attorney says. – ERIC KATZ (DIERSEN: What adverse actions have been taken against you? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/court-deals-major-blow-trumps-signature-civil-service-reform-law/164250/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law requires MSPB “to review whether the secretary had substantial evidence for his decision that an employee’s actions warranted the adverse action,” the appeals court wrote. “The board cannot meaningfully review that decision if it blinds itself to the VA’s choice of action.” It went on to say reviewing the punishment ensures the department cannot issue “absurd, unconstitutional” penalties. The court said its interpretation of the law would avoid a situation in which “an employee with an otherwise sterling record could be removed over a trivial incident.”)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, more and more and more federal money is used to promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBTQ-Chicagoans-weigh-in-on-2020-Census/68272.html

March 26 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Thank you for reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would greatly appreciate it if you would a) ask the following who do NOT encourage people to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails why they do NOT encourage people to read the emails and b) let me know what they say: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township, ward, and/or county party organizations, c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) the Republican elected officials who represent your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, and e) the leaders of conservative organizations. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House expected to pass the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on Friday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-20200326-hkiekxneo5gu3nk7n2oemzpexa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters glorify and praise the Trump-hating Pritzker.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-20200326-wmixg4mdnjfpro2fzhcbjhg7gi-story.html
— Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic coronavirus relief bill on unanimous vote – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-rescue-package-20200325-wnws3gxb2jdxzeck3q6mfp345y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to turn Asian-Americans against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-asians-coronavirus-racism-trump-chinese-virus-20200325-pmgtixfldrdabcqwvmsb6gokra-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-economy-pritzker-lightfoot-chapman-20200324-x5nwp6lqcncpvhfign6hd4gjsm-story.html
— Ford pushing to restart 5 factories — though not Chicago — despite coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-ford-restart-factories-20200326-prbjtzlvobe73cpz7sqrg3rfem-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s coronavirus pandemic death cult — everyone’s welcome!”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-covid-deaths-world-huppke-20200326-e5usw727bbe75aawrddb3q5j2m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bailout might keep public transit from becoming a coronavirus casualty, but more help will be needed soon Transit agencies are likely to hemorrhage millions more over the next few months and could be in need of another substantial infusion by summer. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Trump-haters succeed in forcing all public transportation users to wear face masks forever?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/25/21191564/trillion-bailout-transit-money-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-government-trump-cta-rta-metra-pace

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— This pre-existing condition makes Illinois finances especially vulnerable to COVID Barring a quick, roaring snapback in markets, the state’s underfunded public employee pensions will fall even further behind their funding targets. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/pre-existing-condition-makes-illinois-finances-especially-vulnerable-covid

ABC7
— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lightfoot, AARP Illinois to host telephone town hall to address seniors’ concerns during virus outbreak (DIERSEN: Of course, those who discriminate against older people will use coronavirus to discriminate against older people, and especially against older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-aarp-illinois-to-host-phone-town-hall-for-seniors-during-covid-19-crisis/6052142/
— Illinois non-essential workers experience issues filing for unemployment, website flooded with claimants – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/society/non-essential-workers-experience-employment-claim-issues-amid-covid-19-crisis/6052084/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/asian-americans-reporting-racism-harassment-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford-area nonprofits wondering ‘how long we can hold out’ – Alex Gary
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200325/rockford-area-nonprofits-wondering-how-long-we-can-hold-out

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois could need 38K more beds if coronavirus isn’t contained.”
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200325/top-regional-news-illinois-could-need-38k-more-beds-if-coronavirus-isnt-contained

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote illegal immigration use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/trump-administration-urged-to-free-migrants-as-virus-surges
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis stocks surge as virus shut-ins load up – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cannabis-stocks-surge-as-virus-shut-ins-load-up

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Pritzker Is Having His Moment – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: The more hatred that you promote against Trump, the more that Trump-haters promote you.) 
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2020/JB-Pritzker-COVID-Coronavirus/

WIRE POINTS
— State of Illinois provides first look at possible revenue impact from downturn – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/state-of-illinois-provides-first-look-at-possible-revenue-impact-from-downturn-quicktake/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State officials warn of possible looming recession Amid COVID-19 outbreak, revenues could fall 20 percent – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats will blame that on every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-officials-warn-of-possible-looming-recession
— COVID-19 outbreak sparks flood of executive orders – PETER HANCOCK (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/covid-19-outbreak-sparks-flood-of-executive-orders

CENTER SQUARE
— State commission says ‘COVID-19 Recession’ could be $8 billion hit Report says impact on Illinois budget ‘virtually impossible’ to measure at this point – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-commission-says-covid–recession-could-be-billion-hit/article_b204fb9c-6ebf-11ea-82ed-ff2640e404f5.html
— Pritzker says essential employees don’t need papers to travel – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Are/were you an essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted themselves as being “essential.”)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-says-essential-employees-don-t-need-papers-to-travel/article_0eb89266-6dfa-11ea-938f-c3293a5ca306.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-emergency-management-act-political-activities-prohibited/
— Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/army-announces-voluntary-recall-of-retired-soldiers-for-covid-19-response/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

CAPITOL FAX
— Nearly 3.3 million applied for unemployment benefits last week alone
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/nearly-33-million-applied-for-unemployment-benefits-last-week-alone/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump pushes return to normalcy in parts of U.S.: ‘Our country wants to get back to work’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-pushes-return-no/
— Trump declares Florida ‘disaster area’ amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-declares-florida-disaster-area-amid-c/
— Biden claims to be Ivy League professor: ‘I’ve spent a lot of time on campus’ – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/joe-biden-claims-be-university-pennsylvania-profes/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN acknowledges China’s COVID-19 propaganda yet parrots claim that ‘Chinese virus’ is racist anyway – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-acknowledges-chinas-covid-19-propaganda-yet-parrots-claim-that-chinese-virus-is-racist-anyway
— Pelosi’s coronavirus conundrum confirms ‘the Squad’ broke her – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/pelosis-coronavirus-conundrum-confirms-the-squad-broke-her

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— ‘Economist’ Runs Chinese Coronavirus Propaganda Disguised as News Chinese outlets flout federal disclosure laws in disinformation campaign – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/media/economist-runs-chinese-coronavirus-propaganda-disguised-as-news/
— Pompeo Says China Still Withholding Coronavirus Information – Reuters (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who side with Communist China against America?)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/pompeo-says-china-still-withholding-coronavirus-information/
— Journalists Are Out of Control Only Trump can save us from the media pandemic – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/wuhan-media-crisis/

FOX NEWS
— Trump tears into media at coronavirus briefing: They want economy to stay closed, ‘would like to see me do poorly in the election’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-doubles-down-media-attack-coronavirus
— Trump campaign threatens legal action against stations airing ‘false’ ad from Democratic super PAC – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-legal-action-coronavirus-ad

GOPUSA
— Democrats Blackmailed A Nation In Crisis
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86642
— Surrendering American Values During The COVID-19 Pandemic Could Destroy The Republic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86573

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrats are the Virus Threatening America – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/dems_are_the_virus_threatening_america.html

BREITBART
— Coronavirus Giveaway: Democrats Help Companies Keep Foreign College Graduate Workforce – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to companies that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/democrats-coronavirus-bill-expands-work-visas-for-foreign-college-graduates/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump’s Daily Briefings Are Getting Huge Ratings — And Leftists Hate Them – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trumps-daily-briefings-are-getting-huge-ratings-and-leftists-hate-them

TOWNHALL
— How Do We Flatten the Curve on Panic? – Ann Coulter (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote panic.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2020/03/25/how-do-we-flatten-the-curve-on-panic-n2565739

NEWS BUSTERS
— Hollywood Reporter Finds Asian Americans to Call Trump a ‘Racist’ – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/03/25/shocker-hollywood-reporter-finds-asian-americans-call-trump

PJ MEDIA
— In the Same Poll Where Trump Triumphs on COVID-19 Response, the Media Come In Dead Last. – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/in-the-same-poll-where-trump-triumphs-on-covid-19-response-the-media-come-in-dead-last/
— Latest Coronavirus Mutation—My New Ways to Hate the Media – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-latest-coronavirus-mutation-my-new-ways-to-hate-the-media/

TPM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Governors Across The Nation Are Rejecting Trump’s Call To Reopen Economy.”
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/governors-reject-trump-reopen-economy

LIFE SITE NEWS
— It’s reasonable for European Christians to be fearful of mass Muslim immigration Christ understood that some men were as dangerous as wolves and he wanted his disciples to understand it as well. – William Kilpatrick (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who claim to be Christian, but who focus on destroying those like me who do not promote Islam?)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/its-reasonable-for-european-christians-to-be-fearful-of-mass-muslim-immigration

CAPITOL RESEARCH CENTER
— Liberal Activists Tilting the 2020 Census to Favor Democrats – Hayden Ludwig
https://capitalresearch.org/article/liberal-activists-tilting-the-2020-census-to-favor-democrats/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future? – JOHN FUND (DIERSEN: Could a “Draft Pritzker” movement be in the Democrats’ future?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/could-a-draft-cuomo-movement-be-in-the-democrats-future/

THE HILL
— Unemployment claims surge to 3.2 million as pandemic devastates economy – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489611-unemployment-claims-surge-to-32-million-as-pandemic-devastates-economy
— Senate rejects GOP attempt to change unemployment benefits in coronavirus stimulus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors have succeeded in forcing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to pay me $26.04 an hour in today’s dollars not to work. The CSRS should sue my Democrat GAO superiors.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489589-senate-rejects-gop-attempt-to-change-unemployment-benefits-in-stimulus-bill 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Something hit me like a ton of bricks … Under this bill you get $23.15 an hour based on a 40-hour work week not to work,” Graham said from the Senate floor on Wednesday night. “We’ve created Pandora’s box for our economy.”)

ROLL CALL
— Coronavirus economic relief package provides $93 million cash infusion for Legislative Branch Millions would go to facilitate congressional staff working from home, child care reimbursement and sanitary product for Capitol – Chris Marquette (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who run GAO for almost 18 years.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-economic-relief-package-provides-93-million-cash-infusion-for-legislative-branch/ 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office would get $20 million to conduct oversight of funding for the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. This amount also will go toward salaries and reimbursing staff costs at the GAO’s child care center.)

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-authoritarian-coronavirus-ruth-ben-ghiat_n_5e7bcc32c5b6cb9dc19995a4

CNN
— Unemployment claims soared to 3.3 million last week, most in history – Anneken Tappe 
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/economy/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/index.html
— Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— More than three million file unemployment claims, the most ever in a week.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/25/opinion/coronavirus-trump-reopen-america.html
— Senate Passes Aid Package
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— Fauci sees signs of the virus becoming cyclical, like the flu.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— Some schools signal that students may not return until next year.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Democrats want to use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/us/coronavirus-guns-stores.html
— Governors Tell Outsiders From ‘Hot Zone’ to Stay Away as Virus Divides States State-to-state travel rules are rarely seen in the United States, but the virus has left some states urging outsiders not to come.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/us/coronavirus-united-states.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/26/us/politics/ap-us-virus-outbreak-trump-value-of-life.html
— Facebook, Don’t Exploit Us in Our Time of Need Who seems poised to benefit from social distancing? Big Tech. – Melissa J. Gismondi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/coronavirus-facebook-tech-companies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to kill Trump’s coronavirus briefings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/business/media/trump-coronavirus-briefings-ratings.html

WASHINGTON POST
— A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus slams economy – Heather Long and Alyssa Fowers 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/unemployment-claims-coronavirus-3-million/
— Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief The unanimous vote sends the legislation to the House, which is expected to pass it Friday morning – Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/senate-trump-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-2-trillion/
— The GAO told the government in 2015 to develop a plan to protect the aviation system against an outbreak. It never happened. – Ian Duncan and Lori Aratani (DIERSEN: GAO would have more credibility if it would stop wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/the-gao-told-the-government-in-2015-to-develop-a-plan-to-protect-the-aviation-system-against-an-outbreak-it-never-happened/2020/03/24/81cf1926-6555-11ea-b3fc-7841686c5c57_story.html
— Trump needs governors to reopen the economy. Even Republican ones aren’t on board. – Aaron Blake 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/25/trump-needs-governors-reopen-economy-even-republican-ones-arent-onboard/
— Government experts warn of a second wave of coronavirus cases, as the health system struggles – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/03/26/daily-202-government-experts-warn-of-a-second-wave-of-coronavirus-cases-as-the-health-system-struggles/5e7c543f88e0fa101a752cd1/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Coronavirus layoffs disproportionately hurt black and Latino workers: ‘It’s almost like doomsday is coming’ – Deborah Barfield Berry (DIERSEN: Trump-haters will use layoffs to defeat Trump.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/24/coronavirus-unemployment-layoffs-blacks-latinos/2900371001/
— Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe? – Charisse Jones and Josh Peter
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/25/coronavirus-puts-retail-other-workers-out-front-but-they-safe/2906358001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Kathy Griffin says she can’t get coronavirus test despite ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms, calls out Trump, Pence – Joseph Wilkinson
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-kathy-griffin-test-trump-pence-20200325-hocim46wvjdulgfxlsn2kh272y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donald Juvenile Trump: Even as he demands respect as a condition for helping besieged governors, the president smears them.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-donald-juvenile-trump-20200325-c7biv3trbngj3ey44zz2bqsoqu-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why $2 Trillion Could Be Just the Start If federal stimulus isn’t distributed quickly enough, or if the fear of coronavirus infection drags on too long, even the mammoth government package may not be enough to avoid huge job losses – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-2-trillion-could-be-just-the-start-11585154741
— The Long Run of American Job Growth Has Ended Coronavirus pandemic puts end to decade of U.S. employment increases – Eric Morath and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-run-of-american-job-growth-has-ended-11585215000
— ‘Necessities’ in Europe: Belgian Fries, French Baguettes and Dutch Cannabis Life under the new coronavirus is retreating to essentials, raising the question: What is essential? In Europe, it depends on where you live – Valentina Pop in Brussels and Nick Kostov in Paris (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, what do the majority of voters say is “essential?” Is it a) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, b) dependency on government, c) dependency on charity, d) LGBTQ activity, e) abortion, f) mass/illegal immigration, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage, i) political affiliation discrimination, j) reverse discrimination, k) age discrimination, l) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/necessities-in-europe-belgian-fries-french-baguettes-and-dutch-cannabis-11585160745
— The Show Must Go On The coronavirus has upended our lives and the contest between Biden and Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-the-show-must-go-on-11585175189
— The High Price of Coronavirus Relief The Fed gets money to save the economy, but Pelosi’s price is steep. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-price-of-coronavirus-relief-11585179182
— FRONT PAGE: Coronavirus Leaves Older Americans Cut Off – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trying-to-fill-that-void-coronavirus-isolates-older-americans-11585165692

FORBES
— Building The Social News Network To End Fake News – Greg Autry (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregautry/2020/03/25/building-the-social-news-network-to-end-fake-news/#53ccfbe457ae

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Donald Trump’s Easter Coronavirus Deadline Criticized By Christian Leaders: POTUS Reaches ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Catherine Armecin (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Christian leaders” who talk and/or act like they 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.ibtimes.com/donald-trumps-easter-coronavirus-deadline-criticized-christian-leaders-potus-reaches-2946755

AMERICAN EXPERIMENT
— The coronavirus has reduced wealth inequality by making the rich less rich – John Phelan (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus impacted your household’s income and net worth? The value of our retirement savings in the stock market has decreased dramatically. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, possessions, etc. has decreased dramatically. Interest rates available when our CDs and treasury strips mature will be dramatically less. As inflation rages for necessities, the purchasing power of our income and retirement savings decrease dramatically.)
https://www.americanexperiment.org/2020/03/the-coronavirus-has-reduced-wealth-inequality-by-making-the-rich-less-rich/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “WHY AMERICA’S $1 TRILLION BUDGET DEFICIT DOESN’T MATTER RIGHT NOW.”
https://www.newsweek.com/us-deficit-trump-coronavirus-economy-recession-1494263

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Does Trump Care About the Coronavirus Killing Blue America?”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-coronavirus-new-york-cuomo-california-ventilators.html

GM AUTHORITY
— Industry Analysts Predict March Auto Sales Will Fall 40 Percent Due To Coronavirus Pandemic – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/industry-analysts-predict-march-auto-sales-will-fall-40-percent-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/

NEWS ONE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote reparations.
https://newsone.com/playlist/stimulus-bill-reparations-debate/

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Governors Like Cuomo Must Save Us From Trump’s Coronavirus Madness.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/governors-like-andrew-cuomo-must-save-us-from-donald-trumps-coronavirus-madness

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Assessing Your Retirement Readiness (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to retire early.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/for-your-benefit/2020/03/assessing-your-retirement-readiness/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-end/608719/

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “RIGHT-WING MEDIA IS ALL ABOARD TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS DEATH TRAIN.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/right-wing-media-boards-donald-trumps-coronavirus-death-train
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans Are Worried Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Too Generous to the Unemployed.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/lindsey-graham-coronavirus-stimulus-bill

STAT NEWS
— When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns – SHARON BEGLEY
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-experts-craft-strategies-to-relax-lockdowns/

ECONOMIC TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want coronavirus to hurt the economy
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-certain-people-want-coronavirus-to-hurt-economy/videoshow/74820149.cms

March 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,535, 16 deaths; hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patient influx – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/hospitals-prepare-for-covid-19-patient-influx;-illinois-covid-19-cases-reach-1535-16-deaths/6044980/
— Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-hoping-to-see-us-economy-reopened-by-easter/6046176/

NBC5
— Many Airline Flights Nearly Empty as Virus Undercuts Travel Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/many-airline-flights-nearly-empty-as-virus-undercuts-travel/2243564/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: 6 CPD Officers, 5 Members Of CFD Test Positive For COVID-19
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-has-now-infected-six-chicago-police-officers/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-coronavirus-trump-lockdown-page-20200324-cttw6al7anbgphj3vzd36ajbxy-story.html
— Coronavirus infections continue to surge in Europe, with 743 reported dead in Italy on Tuesday – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-updates-20200324-ug6tu7nksngelduofvq27njaku-story.html
— One of Chicago’s biggest hotels to shut down as coronavirus upends the industry with closures, job losses – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-hotel-closures-coronavirus-0324-20200324-uub6f3ytvzfqvg2we7lgjuh64e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Not the time to lift stay-at-home order, despite what Trump says about getting economy moving The mayor said the decision to lift a shelter-in-place order depends on “us — not him,” referring to the president. “Pulling that now, in my view for Chicago, does not make sense at all.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21192972/coronavirus-stay-home-shelter-economy-lightfoot-trump-covid-19
— Will coronavirus delay July Democratic presidential convention in Milwaukee? The situation is “fluid,” a convention official said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/24/21193156/coronavirus-pandemic-threatens-july-democratic-convention-milwaukee-will-there-be-delay
— Nearly a dozen Chicago first responders infected with coronavirus, but all recovering and ‘in great spirits’ Six of the cases are in the Chicago Police Department, and five in the Chicago Fire Department, leaders of the two departments said. Two of the Chicago Police employees are recovering from the coronavirus in hospitals. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21193157/police-fire-departments-precaution-first-responders-test-positive-coronavirus-covid
— Saving the economy is secondary to saving lives during a pandemic The president wants the economy “raring to go” by Easter. That’s not only nonsense, it’s life threatening. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/24/21192709/coronavirus-pandemic-president-trump-public-health-experts-economy-easter-april

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump administration dusts off 2008 order to states: Don’t release daily jobless numbers Illinois now will say only once a week how many people filed for benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-administration-dusts-2008-order-states-dont-release-daily-jobless-numbers
— McCormick Place loses 2 events with 100K visitors The National Restaurant Association Show and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have both canceled, adding to the harsh immediate economic fallout of the pandemic. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/mccormick-place-loses-2-events-100k-visitors

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers discuss if a national coronavirus shutdown is ahead – Sara Chernikoff
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/is-a-national-coronavirus-shutdown-ahead

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Latest on Government Efforts to Contain Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/the-latest-on-government-efforts-to-contain-coronavirus/ 
— Self-Sufficiency Urged for Personal Protection Equipment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/self-sufficiency-urged-for-personal-protection-equipment/ 
— IL-6: Ives Chides House Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/so-what-will-happen-with-party-conventions/

WILL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— FROM THE POSTING: How YOU Can Help: The Will County Republican Central Committee is looking for a FEW highly motivated Pollwatchers for the counting of the Provisional Ballots/late Vote-by-mail ballots on March 31, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Will County Board Room and is looking for ONE highly motivated Pollwatcher for the Retabulation of the Ballot Counters on April 3, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the basement of the Will County Clerk’s Office. Both events are at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. All applicants for Republican Pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Will County and must NOT: be older, have a high incidence of respiratory viral infections, be a smoker, have exposure to HIV, have high blood pressure, be diabetic, or have coronary artery disease. (DIERSEN: What is your County Republican Central Committee doing in this regard?)
https://willcountyrepublicans.org/
https://mailchi.mp/de307df5275f/covid-19-changes-to-the-counting-of-the-will-county-ballots

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Amid Illinois Shutdown, Abortions at Planned Parenthood Go On – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/amid-illinois-shutdown-abortions-at-planned-parenthood-go-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 32% SAY CORONAVIRUS HAS THROWN THEM OR A FAMILY MEMBER OUT OF WORK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/32-say-coronavirus-has-thrown-them-or-a-family-member-out-of-work.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “We are beyond the moment where testing alone can be our primary weapon” – 180 people applied to rejoin healthcare workforce – “No way that these companies can ramp up fast enough to get us everything that we need in the time that we need it” – 54% of confirmed cases are white, 33% black, 11% Latino, 5% Asian – Unarmed National Guard is not enforcing quarantines – Doesn’t think president is listening to scientists – “Concerned that we may have to extend that deadline” – Governor says he will spend some of his own money
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/24/pritzker-we-are-beyond-the-moment-where-testing-alone-can-be-our-primary-weapon-180-people-applied-to-rejoin-healthcare-workforce/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: America ‘not built to shut down’ Wants to see economic freeze end by Easter – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/trump-america-not-built-shut-down/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The coronavirus came from China. That’s not racism; it’s a fact – Steven Cheung
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-came-from-china-thats-not-racism-its-a-fact
— Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan calls for media boycott of White House press briefings; China propagandist agrees – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/wapos-sullivan-calls-for-media-boycott-of-white-house-press-briefings-china-propagandist-agrees

ANDY MARTIN
— New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin tells President Trump that the coronavirus shutdown must end this weekend. Any indefinite extension will crater the economy and preclude a prompt recovery. Trump’s reelection prospects will be dead. Andy says the scientists and medical experts have it all wrong.
https://andymartin2020.blogspot.com/2020/03/new-hampshire-u.html

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden Tries To Appear Relevant As A Shadow President – What Could Go Wrong?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86530
— America, A La Twilight Zone, Preps For National Guard In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86502
— Fines Or Jail In Oregon For Violating Gov. Brown’s Stay At Home Order
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86486

FOX NEWS
— Trump signals desire to end lockdowns: ‘Our people want to return to work’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-end-lockdowns-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘You Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste’ – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/you_never_let_a_serious_crisis_go_to_waste.html

BREITBART
— Media Blackout of Trump Coronavirus Briefings Begins – John Nolte (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-blackout-of-trump-coronavirus-briefings-begins/
— Media Elite Are Totally Immune from Human Devastation of Economic Shutdown – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-elite-are-totally-immune-from-human-devastation-of-economic-shutdown/
— Trump’s Coronavirus Job Approval Rating Is Higher than the Media’s – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes vehemently disapprove of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-trumps-coronavirus-job-approval-rating-is-higher-than-the-medias/
— Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-daca-amnesty/

BLAZE
— Ted Cruz UNLOADS on Democrats for using coronavirus bill to push far-left agenda ‘What in the hell does that have to do with this crisis?!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-ted-cruz-unloads-on-democrats-for-using-coronavirus-bill-to-push-far-left-agenda

NEWSMAX
— Liberals Conveniently Decry Racism at Trump’s Expense – Jack Brewer
https://www.newsmax.com/jackbrewer/china-clinton-crime-clyburn/2020/03/24/id/959721/

PJ MEDIA
— Are Democrats Trying to Steal the 2020 Election With Pelosi’s New Coronavirus Bill? – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/are-democrats-are-trying-to-steal-the-2020-election-with-pelosis-new-coronavirus-bill/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sunny Hostin: Stop Airing Trump Coronavirus Briefings, They’re a ‘Disservice to Country’ – Kristine Marsh (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/24/sunny-hostin-stop-airing-trump-coronavirus-briefings-theyre

THE HILL
— Trump says he hopes to have economy reopen by Easter – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489251-trump-says-he-hopes-to-have-economy-reopen-by-easter
— Poll: Biden holds narrow 3-point lead over Trump nationally – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489203-poll-biden-holds-narrow-3-point-lead-over-trump-nationally
— Major US newspapers call on China to reverse expulsions – JOE CONCHA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to expel me: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. My critics/opponents succeeded in getting their operatives and their dupes to expel me as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/489175-major-us-newspapers-call-on-china-to-reverse-expulsions
— Cuomo says NY needs 30,000 ventilators, pleads with feds for help – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489214-cuomo-says-ny-needs-30000-ventilators-pleads-with-feds-for-help
— Press corps theatrics don’t help us in a crisis – JEFFREY M. MCCALL
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489182-press-corps-theatrics-dont-help-us-in-a-crisis
— Italy’s suffering offers potential terrifying coronavirus preview for U.S. – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: How are relevant things similar and different between Italy and the United States?)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489281-italys-suffering-offers-potential-terrifying-coronavirus-preview-for-us
— 10 changes we can expect after the coronavirus crisis – SHARYL ATTKISSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/488910-10-changes-we-can-expect-after-the-coronavirus-crisis

CNN
— Trump wants country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_c323f2b0be1a6e15b98883a9a2ebf3d0
— New York governor: “We haven’t flattened the curve … the curve is actually increasing”
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_478a57ca8ce9ac53c3b9816327f7d0f8

CNBC
— Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-stimulus-trump-pushes-return-to-work-as-kudlow-predicts-economic-rebound.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-updates-maps.html
— Stocks Soar as Washington Nears Deal on Economic Rescue
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine. – Dr. Deborah Birx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House asks everyone who left coronavirus-stricken N.Y.C. area recently to self-quarantine for 14 days
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Wall Street stages massive rally as coronavirus stimulus hopes grow Stocks are on pace for one of their best days ever, with the Dow skyrocketing more than 11 percent – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/24/stocks-economy-senate-stimulus-fed/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Laces Into Biden, Misleads on China Travel in Town Hall
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/trump-laces-into-biden-misleads-on-china-travel-in-town-hall

FORBES
— Vehicle Dealers Ask Trump To Deem Sales Essential During COVID-19 Crisis – Ed Garsten
https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2020/03/24/dealers-ask-trump-to-deem-sales-essential-during-covid-19-crisis/#7eff5f367792

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Which Candidate Do Federal Employees Prefer? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/24/election-2020-which-candidate-do-federal-employees-prefer/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker Orders Stay-At-Home, Cessation Of Non-Essential Businesses And Operations (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am not a legitimate member of the media. When, if not already, will they try to get Pritzker to shut me down?) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-gov-pritzker-orders-stay-at-96617/
(FROM THE POSTING: “Essential Businesses and Operations” are encouraged to remain open and are broadly defined as: . . . Media.)

BUZZFEED NEWS
— The Coronavirus Is A Media Extinction Event “I think there we will unfortunately see more closures of newspapers, more news deserts as a result of this,” said one publisher. – Craig Silverman
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/coronavirus-news-industry-layoffs

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/32_say_coronavirus_has_thrown_them_or_a_family_member_out_of_work

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/24/hate-group-leaders-antigovernment-extremists-push-anti-china-coronavirus-rhetoric

GUARDIAN
— India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-live-news-updates-us-trump-uk-lockdown-global-deaths-cases-covid19-latest-update

March 23 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Americans need help. Democrats must stop blocking it.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,285 with 12 deaths; Gov. Pritzker pushes for more PPE for first responders – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/gov-pritzker-pushes-for-more-ppe-for-first-responders;-on-the-mend-with-president-trump/6041272/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Struggles to Adjust to Crisis Presidency.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/analysis-trump-struggles-to-adjust-to-crisis-presidency/2242979/

CBS2
— New Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site For First Responders Fills Up In Matter Of Hours
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/coronavirus-drive-through-testing-facility-first-responders-dunning-forest-preserve-drive/
— 5 Chicago Hotels To House Those With COVID-19
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/23/5-chicago-hotels-to-house-the-homeless-with-covid-19/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Republicans call for an end to ‘finger-pointing and name calling’ in coronavirus crisis Cook County Republican Chairman Sean Morrison singled out Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their twitter feud with the president. House Minority Leader Jim Durkin also called for an end to partisan finger pointing. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/23/21191505/illinois-republicans-finger-pointing-coronavirus-crisis-morrison-pritzker-lightfoot-durkin
— Illinois should move state tax filing deadline to July 15 so it matches the feds’ With the coronavirus outbreak wreaking havoc, the state deadline should be the same as the federal government’s, which was moved back 90 days. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/23/21191374/coronavirus-covid-19-illinois-tax-deadline-pritzker-suntimes-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report total COVID-19 cases now at 1,285, with 12 deaths in the state
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200323-r7kims7ud5agfbgtfdiaid6xga-story.html
— Kane County religious school moves to e-learning as sheriff’s deputies prepare to bring the school into compliance with ‘stay at home’ mandate – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-northwest-baptist-academy-remains-open-20200323-nbui2qajojb57j44z2og3wxh5a-story.html
— DISGUSTING. TRAGIC: Northlake voters favor allowing marijuana businesses within the city – STEVE SCHERING (DIERSEN: I would expect that stoners are far more likely a) to get coronavirus, b) to spread coronavirus, and c) to die from coronavirus.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/franklin-park/ct-fhj-marijuana-referendum-tl-0326-20200323-gvyq7u46svg6poa2mlfrpq5njy-story.html
— After days of public feuding, Pritzker and Trump get on the phone and talk – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-coronavirus-pritzker-trump-spin-20200323-w2aqme4lurcbvmchm7mtu2zynm-story.html
— Uihlein family, big Trump supporters, to Uline staff: ‘White House called upon us twice with huge orders’ amid the coronavirus – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-coronavirus-pritzker-trump-spin-20200323-w2aqme4lurcbvmchm7mtu2zynm-story.html
— Civil liberties in the time of coronavirus – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-coronavirus-stay-at-home-pritzker-20200323-xbtlvmxygvguphzgvcijzyqjqm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/mundelein-mayor-steve-lentz-announces-he-has-tested-positive-for-covid-19
— In unprecedented move for local town, Elk Grove issues $2.8 million coronavirus relief package – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/in-unprecedented-move-for-local-town-elk-grove-issues-28-million-coronavirus-relief-package
— Illinois cases rise by 236 amid effort to make more masks, other equipment – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/illinois-cases-rise-by-236-amid-effort-to-make-more-masks-other-equipment

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters do not want Pritzker to take Trump’s bait.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/dont-take-trumps-bait-governor

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at Asian-Americans, and at everyone else, that Trump is a racist.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/23/chinese-virus-asian-americans-condemn-trump-s-comments-racist

WLS AM
— States are desperate for supplies and out of patience as coronavirus needs increase
https://www.wlsam.com/news/states-are-desperate-for-supplies-and-out-of-patience-as-coronavirus-needs-increase/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Morrison slams Pritzker and Lightfoot for politicizing COVID-19 messages – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2020/03/23/morrison-slams-pritzker-and-lightfoot-for-politicizing-covid-19-messages/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Pritzker By Phone Tells Trump What Illinois Needs – SEAN CRAWFORD & MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/pritzker-phone-tells-trump-what-illinois-needs#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— President Donald Trump: ‘Cure’ cannot be worse than ‘problem itself’ – AHTRA ELNASHAR (DIERSEN: Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs want to “cure” the problems that the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc. have by getting rid of its members/residents that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/president-trump-cure-cannot-be-worse-than-problem-itself
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Duckworth blasts Republicans.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/duckworth-statement-on-senate-gops-attempt-to-capitalize-on-a-global-public-health-crisis

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Analysis of First Coronavirus Tests from the Front Line
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/23/analysis-of-first-coronavirus-tests-from-the-front-line/ 
— McConchie: Time to Match State with Federal Income Tax Filing Deadline
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/23/mcconchie-time-to-match-state-with-federal-income-tax-filing-deadline/ 
— Senate Democrats Defeat Procedural Vote on Coronavirus Stimulus Bill *UPDATEx2: Second Attempt to Break Filibuster Fails Mon. 49-46**
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/23/senate-democrats-defeat-procedural-vote-on-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/ 
— Will Lauen Underwood Volunteer Her Nursing Skills in Coronavirus Crisis?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/23/will-lauen-underwood-volunteer-her-nursing-skills-in-coronavirus-crisis/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PRITZKER GOES TO CNN TO DEMAND TRUMP, FEDS PROVIDE MORE SOURCES DURING “NATIONAL EMERGENCY”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/pritzker-goes-to-cnn-to-blast-trump-feds-for-more-help-in-a-national-emergency.html
— COMMISSIONER MORRISON CALLS ON DEMS GOV PRITZKER, MAYOR LIGHTFOOT TO STOP POLITICAL SNIPING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/commissioner-morrison-calls-on-dems-gov-pritzker-mayor-lightfoot-to-stop-political-sniping.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker announces private-sector PPE acquisition; Says online unemployment insurance claims issues “taken care of”; Spoke with “responsive” Trump today; No weapons for National Guard; “Decent shape” on hospital beds today
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/23/pritzker-announces-private-sector-ppe-acquisition/
— Leader Durkin calls for unity
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/23/leader-durkin-calls-for-unity/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Should China foot the bill for coronavirus pandemic? In the midst of the outbreak, few are talking about accountability – Andrew Davies 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/should-china-foot-the-bill-for-coronavirus-pandemi/
— Trump won’t ‘nationalize’ companies under emergency law to produce medical supplies – Tom Howell Jr. and Dave Boyer 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/trump-will-not-nationalize-companies-under-defense/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The media-driven myth of ‘centrist’ Joe Biden – Steven Law
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/the-media-driven-myth-of-moderate-joe-biden
— ‘Destroying themselves’: Trump claims negative coverage displays the media’s ‘hatred’ of him – Dominick Mastrangelo 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/destroying-themselves-trump-claims-negative-coverage-displays-the-medias-hatred-of-him
— Nancy Pelosi’s supposed ‘relief’ bill has provisions for ‘corporate board diversity,’ student loans, and a Postal Service bailout – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/nancy-pelosis-supposed-relief-bill-has-provisions-for-corporate-board-diversity-student-loans-and-bailing-out-the-postal-service

BREITBART
— Jeff Sessions: Fundamental Purpose of Immigration Law Is to Avoid Disease – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/03/23/exclusive-jeff-sessions-fundamental-purpose-of-immigration-law-is-to-avoid-disease/
— Flatten the Curve — Not the Economy – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/23/fncs-hilton-flatten-the-curve-not-the-economy/
— Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,400-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-proposes-1120-page-coronavirus-bill-stuffed-with-pork/

BLAZE
— Doctor in Italy says he and other physicians are no longer permitted to put coronavirus patients who are over 60 on ventilators – Sarah Taylor (DIERSEN: If you needed to be put on a ventilator to stay alive, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 year old, my having out-of-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/doctor-in-italy-says-he-and-other-physicians-are-no-longer-permitted-to-put-coronavirus-patients-who-are-over-60-on-ventilators

DAILY CALLER
— White House Journalist Has Suspected Case Of Coronavirus, Correspondents’ Association President Announces – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/white-house-correspondent-suspected-coronavirus/

PJ MEDIA
— The Top 10 Lies About President Trump’s Response to the Coronavirus – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-top-10-lies-about-president-trumps-response-to-the-coronavirus/

LIFE NEWS
— Abortion Clinics Caught Killing Babies, Defying Orders to Stay Home to Combat Coronavirus – CHERYL SULLENGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/03/23/abortion-clinics-caught-killing-babies-defying-orders-to-stay-home-to-combat-coronavirus/

THE HILL
— Trump signals openings: US not ‘built to be shut down’ – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want the United States to stay shut down until Trump and Pence resign and Pelosi takes over. Those who do not believe the aforesaid are naive about Trump-haters.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489121-trump-signals-openings-us-not-built-to-be-shut-down
— McConnell excoriates Democrats over stimulus demands – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489021-mcconnell-excoriates-democrats-over-stimulus-demands
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489107-trump-expresses-support-for-asian-americans-after-repeatedly-using

CNN
— How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19 – Gina Yu
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/health/coronavirus-vaping-drugs/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Miley Cyrus quit church because gay friends ‘weren’t being accepted’ – Gwen Aviles (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, organizations, including churches and political organizations, are under pressure to dump their members who do not promote LGBTQ activity. Ever-increasingly, governments including municipalities, townships, counties, states, and countries are under pressure to dump their residents who do not promote LGBTQ activity. Ever-increasingly, employers are under pressure to dump their employees who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/miley-cyrus-quit-church-because-gay-friends-weren-t-being-n1166801

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Considers Reopening Economy, Over Health Experts’ Objections
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/trump-coronavirus-economy.html
— What Will Fill a $4 Trillion Hole in the Economy?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/dealbook/coronavirus-congress-bailout.html
— How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’ – Kevin Roose
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/automobiles/coronavirus-doomsurfing.html
— Amid Virus and Market Tumult, Wall Street Lives a New Reality – Kate Kelly
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/business/coronavirus-wall-street.html
— ‘Covid-19 Kills Only Old People.’ Only? Why are we OK with old people dying? – Louise Aronson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/opinion/coronavirus-elderly.html
— ‘It’s Very Scary’: U.K. Food Banks Close as Coronavirus Stalls Donations – Ceylan Yeginsu
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/19/world/europe/coronavirus-uk-food-banks.html
— 1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With No Severance – Patrick McGeehan
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/nyregion/coronavirus-airport-workers-ny-nj.html
— Deniers and Disbelievers: ‘If I Get Corona, I Get Corona.’ – John Branch
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/22/us/deniers-and-disbelievers-if-i-get-corona-i-get-corona.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: At the rate things are going, every individual, every organization, every company, every government, and every country in the world will need massive bailouts to survive. Who will pay for the aforesaid massive bailouts?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/coronavirus-recession-bailout.html
— The U.S. Needs China’s Masks, as Acrimony Grows – Keith Bradsher and Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/coronavirus-china-masks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump suggests coronavirus containment measures may be too extreme as more states issue stay-at-home orders
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/23/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Running for office during a pandemic is difficult — especially for local politicians – Leigh Giangreco 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/running-for-office-during-a-pandemic-is-difficult–especially-for-local-politicians/2020/03/23/4aefd39c-5fc8-11ea-b014-4fafa866bb81_story.html
— U.S. reports more than 100 coronavirus deaths in a single day, 500 total
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/23/coronavirus-latest-news/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘It’s just too much’: Asian Americans confront xenophobia, economic devastation and the coronavirus – FRANK SHYONG
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-23/coronavirus-devastation-immigrants

USA TODAY
— Coronavirus fuels a thirst for answers, an effort to spin blame – Susan Page
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/coronavirus-fuels-thirst-answers-and-effort-spin-blame/2893949001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How Long Will the Coronavirus Lockdowns Go On? Soon the U.S. will be able to do 75,000 tests a day. That will make changes in strategy possible. – Scott Gottlieb
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-long-will-the-coronavirus-lockdowns-go-on-11584899513
— With Unmandated Sick Leave, U.S. Economy Is More Vulnerable to Pandemics American approach could make it harder to contain the spread of the coronavirus, economists say – Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-unmandated-sick-leave-u-s-economy-is-more-vulnerable-to-pandemics-11584885600

BLOOMBERG
— Big Bailouts Need Fierce Watchdogs – Neil Barofsky
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-bailouts-fierce-watchdogs-182721131.html

FAST COMPANY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire when I was 49 years old in 1997 because I was a “bad” employee and not a) because I complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) 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.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90476465/how-to-handle-the-3-most-annoying-types-of-coworkers

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Party Affiliation Dictates Responses to ‘Chinese Virus’
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/party_affiliation_dictates_responses_to_chinese_virus

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers use White supremacists and coronavirus to blast Trump and his supporters.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/white-supremacists-trying-give-jews-coronavirus-trump-supporters-take-aim-italians/

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/23/white-house-contemplates-coronavirus-asylum-ban-hate-groups-urge-trump-seize-moment

WINDY CITY TIMES
— LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois responds to COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I would expect that because of their lifestyle, LGBTQers are far more likely a) to get coronavirus, b) to spread coronavirus, and c) to die from coronavirus.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-responds-to-COVID-19/68234.html

March 23 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Americans more concerned with finances than health amid coronavirus pandemic
https://wgntv.com/news/exclusive-poll-americans-more-concerned-with-finances-than-health-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

ABC7
— Some Chicago-area workers raise questions about ‘essential’ business during Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order – Cate Cauguiran (DIERSEN: If you asked my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes if GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are “essential,” what would they say?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-area-workers-raise-questions-about-essential-business-during-stay-at-home-order/6040297/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/23/2020
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, there are some Chicago-area employees currently working that say their business is not essential, and they fear their safety is at risk. “It honestly feels like we’re screaming into a black hole, like there’s nobody listening to us,” said Alexia Macias, an employee at Michaels in Bolingbrook. Macias and her fellow employees said the arts and crafts supply store saw a surge in customers following the governor’s announcement Friday. “I mean glitter and yarn is not essential at a time like this, when lives are being claimed by this virus,” Macias said.)

NBC5
— Pritzker Addresses Rumors of Martial Law: ‘Completely Inaccurate’ Illinois isn’t alone in battling such rumors
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-addresses-rumors-of-martial-law-completely-inaccurate/2241431/

CBS2
— Chicago Police Announce 3 More Officers Test Positive For Coronavirus, Bringing Total To 4
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/chicago-police-announce-2-new-sworn-officers-test-positive-for-coronavirus-bringing-total-to-3/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s late-night tweet: Coronavirus ‘cure cannot be worse than the problem itself’ – MAGGIE HABERMAN and DAVID E. SANGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-trump-coronavirus-economy-20200323-om5iy5mesbdsplc3m7v4n67bfe-story.html
— Nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package stalls as Democrats push for more aid for workers – AP (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— ‘We haven’t seen anything like this’: Coronavirus makes closures, staff cuts and empty rooms the new reality for Chicago hotels – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-trav-coronavirus-chicago-hotels-0319-20200320-adcjex63knff3efrwaaqrg6mjm-story.html
— Coronavirus and Springfield: The urgent agenda should include property tax relief – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who own a home, and especially those who own it free and clear, as being undeservedly filthy rich.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-property-taxes-springfield-pappas-20200323-7nfsb3xktncedjdcx6owhzcyqy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s new campaign rally? His daily coronavirus news conference.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-trump-coronavirus-news-conferences-20200323-qkt2zhrnkjb4xlpf5hxzw2bgba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Chicago to use empty hotel rooms for ‘isolation and quarantine spaces’ “I’m a black woman in America. I learned early on nobody was going to save me,” Lightfoot said. “And that is the approach that we’re taking in the city of Chicago.” – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/23/21190805/mayor-lightfoot-coronavirus-chicago-use-empty-hotel-rooms-isolation-quarantine-spaces
— First responders, medical workers tested for coronavirus at Walmarts in Joliet, Northlake Tests were reserved for frontline health care workers who have potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 disease. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/22/21190203/coronavirus-covid-19-chicago-walmart-northlake-joliet-testing-medical-health-care-workers-exposed
— As life in Chicago largely comes to a halt, shootings continue on South, West sides As of Sunday evening, 10 people had been gunned down in weekend shootings across the city, one of them fatally. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/3/22/21190076/shootings-chicago-murder
— Churches shuttered amid COVID-19 pandemic, many hunger for spiritual comfort Though uncertainty is rising right along with the number of U.S. coronavirus cases, home has become a sanctuary, and spiritual encouragement is reaching us right there. – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me for my not being a member of a church, for my not attending church services, and for my not giving money to a church. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on the many anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican things the aforesaid have said and done.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/22/21190114/churches-shuttered-amid-covid-19-pandemic-many-hunger-for-spiritual-comfort

DAILY HERALD
— State’s coronavirus cases top 1,000, ‘will continue to increase’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/states-coronavirus-cases-top-1000-will-continue-to-increase

RIVER BENDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters ask “Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?”
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=299711

WSIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/03/22/gov-pritzker-thanks-those-who-are-stepping-up-in-the-fight-against-covid-19/

MEDILL REPORTS
— OUTSTANDING: SPECIAL DEPLOYMENT OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS ARE TARGETING SANCTUARY CITIES – Shirin Ali
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/special-deployment-of-border-patrol-agents-are-targeting-sanctuary-cities/

CHICAGO NOW
— The coronavirus cure is worse than the disease – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: How has coronavirus impacted your income and net worth? My retirement savings that is in the stock market has taken a big hit.) 
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/03/the-coronavirus-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER PUSHES TRUMP’S BUTTONS – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/03/23/pritzker-pushes-trumps-buttons-adapting-to-home-rule-legislators-on-call-488687

WIRE POINTS
— “At what point will the human and economic toll of shutting down America, Illinois surpass the potential human toll of the virus” – Ted on the Illinois Channel
https://wirepoints.org/the-coronavirus-impact-made-everything-reformers-worried-about-come-true-the-crisis-the-recession-the-crunch-it-spells-massive-trouble-for-illinois-relative-to-other-states-ted/
— Focus On Chicago’s Immediate Crisis, Mayor Lightfoot, Not Political Grandstanding – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.)
https://wirepoints.org/focus-on-chicagos-immediate-crisis-mayor-lightfoot-not-political-grandstanding-wirepoints/
— Immoral: Big Paid Vacation for State and Local Workers; Pensioners on Easy Street as Taxpayers Face Ruin – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.) 
https://wirepoints.org/immoral-big-paid-vacation-for-state-and-local-workers-pensioners-on-easy-street-as-taxpayers-face-ruin-wirepoints/
— ‘Act of God’: Illinois Teachers Get Full Pay, Pension Accrual While Schools Closed – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.)
https://wirepoints.org/act-of-god-illinois-teachers-get-full-pay-pension-accrual-while-schools-closed-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— St. Louis Fed chief says unemployment could hit 30 percent in second quarter
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/23/st-louis-fed-chief-says-unemployment-could-hit-30-percent-in-second-quarter/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Critics demand full media blackout of Trump’s coronavirus briefings – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demand a FULL BLACKOUT of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and of my www.gopillinois.com website? Who will come to my defense? Will the following come to my defense: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization including Chris LeVan, Yadav Nathwani, John Minino, and Beth Tatro; DuPage County Republican Central Committee including Marty Keller, Paul Hinds, Gwen Henry, and Becky Rudolph; Illinois Republican Party including Demetra DeMonte, Richard Porter, Tim Schneider, Mark Shaw, and Bob Grogan; Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or d) those who I am a constituent of including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Brady, Jim Durkin, Amy Grant, Dan Cronin, Robert Berlin, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, James Mendrick, Richard Jorgensen, Fred Bucholz, Gwen Henry, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Elliott, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Whelan, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Sal Falbo, Yaday Nathwani, David Molitor, John Monino, Phil Suess, Susanne Fitch, and Lynn Robbins?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/inside-the-beltway-critics-demand-full-media-black/
— ‘Fear of the unknown’: U.S. gun sales surge as coronavirus spreads – Frank Fernandez (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame coronavirus and its aftermath on Republicans. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/us-gun-sales-surge-coronavirus-spreads/
— North Carolina GOP chair: Convention still on for Charlotte – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/north-carolina-gop-chair-convention-still-on-for-c/
— Trump’s fate tied to an unknown: how fast economy recovers – AP (DIERSEN: What have your critics/opponents tied your fate to? My critics/opponents tied my fate as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman to the number who attended the organization’s events. They argued/hinted/implied/argued that ANYONE could recruit bigger name speakers who would attract more event attendees. They stressed all those who could have come to my defense, but did not.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/trumps-fate-tied-to-an-unknown-how-fast-economy-re/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump on Romney self-quarantining over coronavirus concerns: ’Gee, that’s too bad’ – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-on-romney-self-quarantining-over-coronavirus-concerns-gee-thats-too-bad
— Pro-lifers owe a debt of gratitude to Dan Lipinski – Michael New
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/pro-lifers-owe-a-debt-of-gratitude-to-dan-lipinski

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump vs. the terrible reporter – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: 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. but if not that, 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.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/trump_vs_the_terrible_reporter.html
— Are gun stores essential during a pandemic? – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: Democrats have used, are using, and will use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/are_gun_stores_essential_during_a_pandemic_.html

BLAZE
— Democrats block critical coronavirus relief bill as markets plummet McConnell blasted the move as ‘utterly absurd’ – Giancarlo Sopo (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democrats_coronavirus_relief_bill

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— When The Collectivist Cure Is Worse Than The Individual Disease – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32179

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Fails To Pass Cloture Vote On Coronavirus Stimulus Bill – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/22/senate-fails-to-pass-cloture-vote-on-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Is There A Vaccine For Trump Derangement Syndrome? – Andrew Klavan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/klavan-is-there-a-vaccine-for-trump-derangement-syndrome

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Lawsuits over forced coronavirus restrictions, quarantines unlikely to succeed, says legal expert – Tom Tillison (DIERSEN: All lawsuits against governments have always been unlikely to succeed, and especially when the plaintiff is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if his/her ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/22/lawsuits-over-forced-coronavirus-restrictions-quarantines-unlikely-to-succeed-says-legal-expert-900309
— NRA ad features gun-toting cancer-survivor: Leftists want to leave me defenseless in coronavirus panic – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/22/nra-ad-features-gun-toting-cancer-survivor-leftists-want-to-leave-me-defenseless-in-coronavirus-panic-899980

THE HILL
— Trump: ‘We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself’ – BRETT SAMUELS AND REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Trump-haters are moral relativists who believe their end justifies their means. Anyone who does not believe that is hopelessly naive.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488965-trump-hints-at-changes-to-restrictions-we-cant-let-the-cure-be-worse
— Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus without fear of deportation – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: For every illegal that is tested, a citizen of America is not tested.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488940-trump-says-undocumented-immigrants-can-get-tested-for-coronavirus
— Biden, Sanders both top Trump in general election – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/488681-biden-sanders-both-top-trump-in-general-election-poll

POLITICO
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker mocks Trump’s coronavirus efforts – AP (DIERSEN: (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus. How strongly will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America take Pritzker’s condemnation of Trump as a directive to get rid of Republicans once and for all?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/22/wild-west-states-pritzker-says-141580
— ‘Extraordinary change’: How coronavirus is rewiring the Republican and Democratic parties The pandemic could alter politics for a generation — or even longer. – DAVID SIDERS (DIERSEN: The many Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party will use coronavirus to destroy the Republican Party.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-rewiring-republican-democratic-parties-141298
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The many Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party will use coronavirus to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/22/inside-fringe-internet-coronavirus-bubble-142960

CNN
— US Surgeon General: “This week, it’s going to get bad” – Jacqueline Howard
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-23-20-intl-hnk/h_49b849a69933877d18ed835c7a36eef7
— MARCH 18, 2020 FLASHBACK: A staggering number of Republicans think the media is exaggerating the coronavirus – Chris Cillizza
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/politics/republican-media-trust-coronavirus/index.html

REUTERS
— 30% UNEMPLOYMENT A POSSIBILITY (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-bullard/feds-bullard-coronavirus-shutdown-not-a-recession-but-an-investment-in-survival-idUSKBN2190FT

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/americans-trumps-virus-response-partisan-lens-69736729
https://abcnews.go.com/US/white-supremacists-encouraging-members-spread-coronavirus-cops-jews/story?id=69737522

CBS NEWS
— Congress to vote remotely amid coronavirus? Don’t count on it – MOLLY HOOPER
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congress-to-vote-remotely-amid-coronavirus-dont-count-on-it/

NBC NEWS
— Trump tells governors to stop ‘blaming’ him after they request more help from feds In response, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted, “You wasted precious months when you could’ve taken action to protect Americans & Illinoisans.” – Allan Smith (DIERSEN: Who blames you for their problems? Who blames you for your problems? Who blames you for everyone’s problems? I should write a book about those who blame me for their problems, who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and who blame me for everyone’s problems. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-says-governors-shouldn-t-be-blaming-administration-coronavirus-response-n1166131

NEW YORK TIMES
— The U.S. Needs China’s Masks, as Acrimony Grows – Keith Bradsher and Ana Swanson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters side with Communist China against Trump and against America.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/coronavirus-china-masks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for national origin discrimination. Who should get the blame for national origin discrimination against German-Americans since WWI?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/coronavirus-asian-americans-attacks.html

USA TODAY
— Coronavirus: Why lawmakers can’t agree on an economic rescue package amid pandemic – Deirdre Shesgreen (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/coronavirus-why-lawmakers-cant-agree-economic-stimulus-bill/2895172001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stock Market Meltdown’s Historic Velocity Bruises Investors As fast as the downturn has been, many fear the worst has yet to come – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: How has coronavirus impacted your income and net worth? My retirement savings that is in the stock market has taken a big hit.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stock-market-meltdowns-historic-velocity-bruises-investors-11584955800
— During Coronavirus Crisis, Big Companies Display Largess—but for How Long? So far, many employees of small companies have been more vulnerable – Lauren Weber
https://www.wsj.com/articles/during-coronavirus-crisis-big-companies-display-largessbut-for-how-long-11584893891

BLOOMBERG
— Best Defense Against Virus Proves Crushing to States’ Finances – Jason Grotto, Shruti Date Singh and Noah Buhayar
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-defense-against-virus-proves-090000064.html

FORBES
— The Very Real Risk Of Insolvency: Stress-Testing Chicago’s Pensions – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/20/the-very-real-risk-of-insolvency-stress-testing-chicagos-pensions/#69c9c55c1ce9

PADUCAH SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters. Where will it end?
https://www.paducahsun.com/opinion/when-anger-can-t-stay-in-the-box/article_dfea3a9f-4831-5332-b087-e30809ed5b35.html

UPI
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: Democrats, GOP wage second American civil war – Harlan Ullman (DIERSEN: Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs side with Democrats in this war. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame coronavirus and its aftermath on Republicans. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.) 
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2019/04/01/Democrats-GOP-wage-second-American-civil-war/5341553967510/

PUBLIC SECTOR RETIREMENT
— The Civil Service Retirement System is Still Trucking On – Wray Mathews (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want my CSRS pension to be cut, if not eliminated. Just as ask them.)
http://www.psretirement.com/the-csrs-is-still-trucking-on-by-wray-mathews/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 to news publishers – Ken Harding (DIERSEN: Much to the chagrin of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, so far, COVID-19 has not impacted my ability to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/coronavirus/the-short-and-long-term-impact-of-covid-19-to-news-publishers/
— Is Coronavirus is speeding up the collapse of local newsrooms – Kerry Flynn (DIERSEN: Much to the chagrin of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, so far, COVID-19 has not impacted my ability to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/coronavirus/is-coronavirus-is-speeding-up-the-collapse-of-local-newsrooms/

March 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: ‘Stay-at-home’ order in effect in Illinois as COVID-19 cases rise to 753, with 6 deaths – Will Jones and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-stay-at-home-order-in-effect-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-753/6034925/

NBC5
— Business Fallout: Airlines Beg for Aid; Google Launches Site CEOs of 10 airlines and cargo companies said they could be forced to lay off many of their 750,000 workers if Congress doesn’t immediately approve at least $29 billion in payroll grants – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/business-fallout-airlines-beg-for-aid-google-launches-site/2241864/
— Economic Rescue Balloons Past $1 Trillion as Talks Resume The sweeping aid package of paychecks for suddenly jobless Americans, money for hospitals and aid to industry is all but certain to swell far beyond the initial $1 trillion price tag – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/economic-rescue-balloons-past-1-trillion-as-talks-resume/2241788/

CBS2
— Indiana Postpones May 5 Primary Elections Until June 2 Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/20/indiana-postpones-may-5-primary-elections-until-june-2-due-to-coronavirus-outbreak/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Is $1,200 enough? Negotiations continue on aid for Americans
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/is-1200-enough-negotiations-continue-on-aid-for-americans
— Coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes expose situations in which staff are overworked, poorly paid
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-outbreaks-at-nursing-homes-expose-situations-in-which-staff-are-overworked-poorly-paid

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— United Airlines warns of massive layoffs without ‘sufficient’ federal aid – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-layoffs-warning-20200321-3rnzozc4bffdxg35svsihzpzpq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker recruits retired doctors, nurses as Illinois coronavirus cases hit 753: ‘This is hero’s work’ Pritzker asked for the medical reinforcements Saturday while announcing the sixth death in Illinois attributed to COVID-19 so far. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189341/illinois-coronavirus-cases-stay-home-order-march-21
— Alderman proposes 15-day furlough for elected officials to generate $375K for protective gear, supplies for first-responders The proposal by Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) would require elected officials, including the mayor, to work without pay for 15 days. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/3/20/21188295/alderman-proposes-15-day-furlough-officials-375k-protective-gear-supplies-first-responders
— Cook County distributes 70,000-plus masks, gloves and gowns to first responders to combat coronavirus Two Chicago Fire Department employees have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, as has a detective in the Chicago Police Department.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189628/cook-county-distributes-masks-gloves-first-responders-police-fire-coronavirus
— Italy announces nearly 800 coronavirus deaths in single day; New York scrambling for more hospital beds In New York, state officials sought out desperately needed medical supplies and hospital beds as confirmed coronavirus cases soared above 10,000 statewide, with 56 deaths. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189632/italy-new-york-coronavirus-united-states-deaths-new-cases
— Aurora Police Department member tests positive for coronavirus The employee, who is on the department’s supervisory staff, went home Tuesday to self-quarantine and get tested after feeling sick, Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/21/21189585/aurora-police-coronavirus-tests-positive

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker: 168 new COVID-19 cases, one new death – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200321/pritzker-168-new-covid-19-cases-one-new-death
— Stop the fear mongering – Al Haak, Palatine
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200320/stop-the-fear-mongering
— As offerings dwindle, some churches fear for their future – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200321/news/303219975/

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD
— Killing business to save lives – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200321/killing-business-to-save-lives

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’ reference encourages anti-Asian hatred.”
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-trump-s-chinese-virus-reference-encourages-anti-asian/article_60896c7a-6ae7-11ea-b5ff-b760ece70a65.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Imports of medical supplies plummet as demand in US soars – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who have always wanted to make America dependent on foreign countries for everything?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/imports-of-medical-supplies-plummet-as-demand-in-us-soars

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— The proverbial question: Can the Governor do that? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/the-proverbial-question-can-the-governor-do-that/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker to former health workers: “We need your help now”; 168 new cases, one death; IDPH to limit non-essential adult elective surgery; State got only 25 percent of PPE from feds that it requested; “My optimism has waned”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/pritzker-to-former-health-workers-we-need-your-help-now/
— Dear media: This is neither a lockdown nor a shelter in place order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/21/dear-media-this-is-neither-a-lockdown-nor-a-shelter-in-place-order/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump eyes two-week quarantine, only drug and grocery stores open – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/breaking-trump-eyes-2-week-quarantine-only-drug-grocery-stores-open

FEDERALIST
— Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus? Federal and state governments are making a massive gamble about a little-understood new virus. They are betting our future on the most extreme worst-case scenario without considering the costs. – Joy Pullmann
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/19/will-the-costs-of-a-great-depression-outweigh-the-risks-of-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Trump Peddles Hope, Media Peddles Hype
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86419
— Open Borders Dems Threaten US Health Care System
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86360
— The Real Lesson Of The Chinese Pandemic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86388
— Police Groups Slam Efforts To Mass Release Low-Level Offenders To Fight Virus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86382

BLAZE
— Chinese ambassador praises Hillary Clinton for scolding Trump on ‘racist’ coronavirus narrative – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who side with China against America.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/china-thanks-hillary-clinton-slamming-trump-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Sean Spicer Back in the White House Reporting for Newsmax – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. 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 $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-back-in-the-white-house-reporting-for-newsmax/

NEWSMAX
— Newsmax TV’s Spicer Returns to White House as Reporter – Bill Hoffmann (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. 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 $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/sean-spicer-white-house-press-briefing-newsmax-tv/2020/03/20/id/959242/

PJ MEDIA
— Americans Rejecting Hysterical Criticism of Trump – RICK MORAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who invite, believe, share, spread, and amplify any and all criticism of me and/or of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/americans-rejecting-hysterical-criticism-of-trump/

INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY
— Coronavirus Cases Top 305,000 With U.S. Covid-19 Cases Above 24,000; Stimulus May Hit $2 Trillion Amid Coronavirus Market Crash – ED CARSON
https://www.investors.com/news/coronavirus-cases-u-s-covid-19-infections-stimulus-deal-coronavirus-stock-market-crash/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Rx for Economy: Policies That Keep Businesses Busy – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/20/rx_for_economy_policies_that_keep_businesses_busy.html

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Press Continues to Humiliate Itself During Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-press-continues-to-humiliate-itself-during-pandemic_3280476.html

POLITICO
— Sean Spicer debuts as White House reporter during heated Trump coronavirus briefing The former White House spokesman now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. – JUAN PEREZ JR. (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. 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 $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/20/sean-spicer-coronavirus-white-house-briefing-139471
(FROM THE ARTICLE: President Donald Trump heaped scorn on several members of the White House press corps at a coronavirus briefing Friday, but made a point of responding to questions from a new reporter in the briefing room: His former press secretary. “Mr. President, two questions if you would indulge me,” Sean Spicer said when Trump pointed a finger to call on his former aide. Spicer, of course, is the former White House and Republican National Committee spokesman who vigorously defended Trump’s inauguration crowd size claims and regularly tangled with reporters during combative White House briefings before his ouster in a 2017 shakeup. He also took a spin on “Dancing With The Stars.” Spicer now has his own political talk show for the conservative Newsmax TV outlet. By the time Trump entered the White House Briefing Room to address reporters Friday, Spicer was set to press his old boss for presidential reaction to small business anxieties and reports that senators unloaded stocks before a pandemic-sparked market downturn. The surreal scene played out moments after the president castigated NBC’s Peter Alexander for suggesting that Trump may be giving Americans “a false sense of hope” about coronavirus treatment, asking what he would say to Americans who are scared or sickened by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump needs to stop the daily press briefings.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488721-trump-needs-to-stop-the-daily-press-briefings
— Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: Who wants who to be tested, and why, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and Illinois?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488808-pence-says-he-will-be-tested-for-coronavirus
— GOP drafting stimulus package without deal with Democrats – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they exist to get rid the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488837-gop-drafting-stimulus-package-without-deal-with-democrats
— GOP seeks up to $500 billion to maximize financial help to airlines, other impacted industries – ALEXANDER BOLTON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/488836-gop-seeks-up-to-500-billion-to-maximize-financial-help-to-airlines-other

CNN
— Sean Spicer returns to White House briefing room as a reporter – Betsy Klein and Caroline Kelly (DIERSEN: Spicer is a Newsmax reporter like I am a GOPUSA reporter. Neither of us have degrees in journalism. 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 $101,176-$131,532/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to what reporters do. I should write a book about those who have treated me a) like I never was a reporter for GOPUSA, b) like I am not a GOPUSA reporter now, and c) like I never will be a GOPUSA reporter, that is, like my stating that I am a GOPUSA reporter is fraudulent. Better yet, I should sue them. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/sean-spicer-briefing-room-coronavirus/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: Coronavirus cases top 300,000 worldwide
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-2020-03-21/

NBC NEWS
— 75 million Americans under virtual lockdown after Italy suffers huge rise in deaths Italian officials  Officials reported 627 more coronavirus related deaths on Friday, a rise of 15 percent in 24 hours. – Minyvonne Burke and Isobel van Hagen
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/75-million-americans-under-virtual-lockdown-after-italy-suffers-huge-n1165591

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Lawmakers Negotiate Rescue Package as Recession Fears Loom
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/world/coronavirus-updates-usa-world.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to “the most conservative reaches of the Republican Party” who came up with “The idea to funnel cash directly to millions of Americans to help them weather the economic disaster ravaging the globe amid the coronavirus pandemic?” 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/21/us/coronavirus-republicans-cash-payments.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump boasts of ‘tremendous response’ to coronavirus as national death toll rises.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-trump-20200321-tlusqsevmbdftm7r6hhkaf2mq4-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Italy’s coronavirus death toll feeds fear of what lies ahead in Europe and the U.S. – Shane Harris
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/italy-coronavirus-death-toll/2020/03/21/e6426d82-6b85-11ea-abef-020f086a3fab_story.html
— A new message on coronavirus in hard-hit areas: Don’t get tested Health officials direct scarce resources where they are needed most to save people’s lives. – Carolyn Y. Johnson and Lena H. Sun 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/21/coronavirus-testing-strategyshift/
— U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic – Shane Harris, Greg Miller, Josh Dawsey and Ellen Nakashima 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/us-intelligence-reports-from-january-and-february-warned-about-a-likely-pandemic/2020/03/20/299d8cda-6ad5-11ea-b5f1-a5a804158597_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://nypost.com/2020/03/21/coronavirus-is-existential-threat-to-trump-re-election-gop-insiders/

USA TODAY
— Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism – Courtney Subramanian, Nicholas Wu, David Jackson (DIERSEN: Who has used you as a foil? I should write a book about those who have used me as a foil. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, etc. who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/20/coronavirus-trump-blames-china-distancing-himself-fallout/2876983001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Extreme State Lockdowns The California and New York orders to stay at home are unsustainable. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-extreme-state-lockdowns-11584745130

BLOOMBERG
— The Coronavirus Might Kill Globalization
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2020-03-21/the-coronavirus-might-kill-globalization-bloomberg-new-economy

BLOOMBERG LAW
— Trump Says Virus Plan With $2 Trillion Impact ‘Very Close’
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/trump-says-virus-plan-with-2-trillion-impact-is-very-close

GRAND FORKS HERALD
— North Dakota Democrats have decided to hold their state convention on Facebook – Rob Port (DIERSEN: I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains in Illinois, DuPage County, and Milton Township like me await information on a) their April township, ward, and/or county party meetings and b) their April 15 county conventions. What about the April 21 annual township meetings?)
https://www.grandforksherald.com/opinion/5002520-Port-Dem-NPL-to-hold-state-convention-via-Facebook
(FROM THE ARTICLE: By contrast, NDGOP chairman Rick Berg told me last night that his party’s executive committee isn’t prepared to hold any sort of a virtual convention or to facilitate remote voting. The two political organizations are in much different situations. The NDGOP has three competitive races for their endorsement . . .The Democrats, meanwhile, have no competitive races.)

SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
— News organizations drop paywall for coronavirus information – AP (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com has never had a paywall and it never will. GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails will always be free and free of advertising. Of course, my critics/opponents are furious that I have a track record and enough time, money, good health, relevant experience, and motivation that I can say the aforesaid.) 
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200320/news-organizations-drop-paywall-for-coronavirus-information

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/chinese-coronavirus-officials-accuse-trump-stoking-xenophobia-violence-against-asian-americans-1493546

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is still ‘cherry-picking’ the coronavirus numbers to make himself look good.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/trump-is-still-cherry-picking-the-coronavirus-numbers-to-make-himself-look-good-report/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Coronavirus is drowning Trump’s re-election chances. Is he about to sink? Trump’s botched handling of coronavirus should be a significant hit to his re-election chances, but you can never count him out.” What percent of those who promote LGBTQ activity a) hate Trump, b) hate Trump’s supporters, and c) hate all those who do not promote LGBTQ activity?) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/03/coronavirus-drowning-trumps-re-election-chances-sink/

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TRULIA
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