December 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— New laws will encourage old vices  The proliferation of gambling and marijuana can have a deleterious effect on health. Both vices are addictive in nature. – Ned L. McCray, Tinley Park
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/10/21004979/sun-times-letters-legal-gambling-marijuana-illinois-recreational-pot-vices
(FROM THE LETTER: Most laws have an impact, one way or another, on a person’s job or his pocketbook. The new laws in Illinois, expanding legal gambling and the legal use of marijuana, will do the same. But they also will threaten our health and physical well-being. The new laws have been touted as answers to our state’s fiscal crisis, creating many jobs, but at what cost? History has shown that the proliferation of gambling and marijuana can have a deleterious effect on one’s health. Both are addictive in nature. Most forms of gambling are stacked against the participant; the odds are bad. Legalized gambling generally is a waste of time and money. Marijuana alters a person’s mood and introduces harmful substances into the lungs and body that can lead to dependency and the use of more powerful drugs. These two laws will do nothing to uplift society. They will be of harm to future generations.)

— After big first-year wins, Pritzker looks to health care, Chicago casino — and dumping Trump – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/10/21009932/pritzker-health-care-reform-chicago-casino-pensions-criminal-justice-trump-impeachment
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/10/21009906/heres-where-downtowns-first-pot-shops-marijuana-cannabis-recreational

ABC7
— Indiana prepares for possible influx of pot from Illinois and Michigan, considers decriminalizing small amounts – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/indiana-prepares-for-possible-influx-of-pot-from-illinois-michigan-in-2020/5745178/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/High-Expectations-NBC-5-Breaks-Down-Cannabis-in-Illinois-in-New-Podcast–565994221.html
— Petition Challenge Filed in Race for Clerk of the Circuit Court – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/petition-challenge-filed-in-race-for-clerk-of-the-circuit-court-565998411.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/social-equity-system-to-level-the-recreational-pot-selling-field/
— Medical Marijuana Company’s Bid To Move To Bigger Location Advances In Tense Zoning Committee Meeting
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/cresco-labs-medmar-lakeview-medical-marijuana-dispensary-zoning-change-recreational-pot/
— Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Faces Ballot Challenge From Rival Bob Fioretti
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/10/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-petition-challenge-bob-fioretti/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/10/as-businesses-apply-for-right-to-sell-legal-weed-in-illinois-social-equity-a-top-concern/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-cb-marijuana-dispensaries-20191210-txyk4274pnbf5lmtclzdhy4gqe-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-marijuana-dispensary-expansion-tl-1212-20191210-2ugza5buf5gczhkroikpygbzhe-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-chicago-marijuana-stores-20191210-tmjktppfund6lait6i2wt2ugry-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-east-dundee-pot-business-rules-st-1211-20191210-sg6drcyzzveihfr53oxapxnshi-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-marijuana-store-applications-illinois-20191210-hip77es5rfen3njq3nn4njf5wq-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-new-chicago-marijuana-stores-20191210-tmjktppfund6lait6i2wt2ugry-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-wrigleyville-marijuana-dispensary-zoning-change-advances-20191210-gvbbisy4lnbvjacix3jng6ful4-story.html
— Beware the marijuana black market – Kathy Valente, director of operations, Illinois Family Institute
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-letters-st-1214-20191210-fnqiqy3dozhfxdtcvyermas5na-story.html
— Recreational marijuana will be legal on Jan. 1 and some employers are ‘freaking out’ – DENISE CROSBY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-pot-work-st-1211-20191210-ibpbxyqbanaczk7qynm3hydxuy-story.html
— DuPage County Board discusses ways to curb disparaging comments without censoring the public at meetings – ALICIA FABBRE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated acts by isolated individuals to paint as being racists those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-board-public-comments-st-1211-20191210-mtsppyv2v5fthcmnfmkyvorngi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wires $2 million to charities to pay court-ordered fine for using his foundation as a personal piggy bank.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-foundation-charity-20191210-2z4vc36hmfewtmgi3gng2ffqpe-story.html
— Lightfoot and Beck say no more bites of the merit promotions apple at the Chicago Police Department – John Kass (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee, the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will be promoted: Democrat, minority, female, younger, non-conservative, non-German American, non-Protestant, and if your ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-chicago-police-merit-promotions-kass-20191211-rbvmv25fpvemtdlplkg4jhpcjy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County board seeking legal opinion on public comments after ‘Mexican’ remark – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, it is illegal to criticize members of protected groups. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_group Constructiverly, protected groups include citizens of foreign countries, those who are in America illegally, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, Trump-haters, LGBTQers, abortion advocates, minorities, women, younger people, those who have financial problems, those who have health problems, veterans, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, criminals, etc.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/dupage-county-board-seeking-legal-opinion-on-public-comments-after-mexican-remark
— Objections filed against two dozen suburban candidates – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/objections-filed-against-two-dozen-suburban-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Battles begin to remove opponents from March primary ballots Cook County candidates have a better idea of what the ballot will look like after a lottery yesterday, but many will have to duke it out to survive petition challenges in the weeks ahead. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/battles-begin-remove-opponents-march-primary-ballots
— Dems take final swipe at SALT cap before yearend Reps. Lauren Underwood of Illinois and Mike Sherrill of New Jersey are among the Democratic freshmen who ousted GOP incumbents in the 2018 mid-terms, partially because voters were angry to see their SALT tax break limited. – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/dems-take-final-swipe-salt-cap-yearend
— Pot shop’s zoning scuffle sets the tone for other dispensaries Cresco Labs had a close call in winning approval to move its existing dispensary to a bigger space. Many aldermen say they intend to keep up the pressure on companies to bring in more minority partners. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/pot-shops-zoning-scuffle-sets-tone-other-dispensaries

WBBM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/palatine-will-be-among-the-communities-to-allow-recreational-marijuana

MEDILL REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/chicagos-illegal-drug-market-likely-to-thrive-in-the-wake-of-marijuana-legalization/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-to-start-taking-applications-today-for-new-marijuana-stores/article_8810ed4e-7408-5e3d-968c-4091fad466ed.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Keeping watch is a tall task – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-keeping-watch-is-a-tall-task/article_cea21dc5-743f-584a-a729-98ea64291404.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/michigan-allowed-recreational-cannabis-sales-last-week-a-month-before/article_0b25122e-bc9b-551f-b853-ed5ad944e300.html

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://jg-tc.com/news/state-and-regional/michigan-allowed-recreational-cannabis-sales-last-week-a-month-before/article_8f3e7776-5cf9-5a63-a8b2-bcdfa044df2f.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=295438#.Xe_ZASN_OM8

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— Patronage withers; there is hope for Illinois It’s a lousy way to hire the best people – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, DuPage County, and Illinois who focus on promoting patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid. The aforesaid side with my Democrat superiors in the federal government.)
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/10/patronage-withers-there-is-hope-for-illinois/asgmcql/

OAK PARK
— Everybody can get stoned – John Hubbuch
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-10-2019/Everybody–can-get-stoned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Blasts Tired Politicians’ Dirty Games
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-14-catalina-lauf-blasts-tired-politicians-dirty-games/
— IL-14: After Nearly Nine Months, House Democrats Throw Underwood and Casten Under the Bus on H.R. 1757
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-14-after-nearly-nine-months-house-democrats-throw-underwood-and-casten-under-the-bus-on-h-r-1757/ 
— Judge James Cowlin Announces Cameras, Recording Will Be Allowed in McHenry County Courtrooms
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/judge-jame-cowlin-announces-cameras-will-be-allowed-in-mchenry-county-courtrooms/
— Jack Franks’ Parade Driver Challenges Erik Sivertsen’s County Board Petitions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/jack-franks-parade-driver-challenges-erik-sivertsens-county-board-petitions/ 
— Petitions of Mary McClellan’s Judicial Opponents Challenged by Cary Woman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/petitions-of-mary-mcclellans-opponents-challenged-by-cary-woman/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Republicans Introduce H.R. 19 as Bipartisan Alternative to Partisan H.R. 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-06-il-14-house-republicans-introduce-h-r-19-as-bipartisan-alternative-to-partisan-h-r-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— “N-word” used by Mayor during Council Meeting, attempt made to keep us from recording meeting – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/n-word-used-by-mayor-during-council-meeting-attempt-made-to-keep-us-from-recording-meeting/

CAPITOL FAX
— Gray says objections likely the end of his campaign, claims he was defrauded
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/10/gray-says-objections-likely-the-end-of-his-campaign-claims-he-was-defrauded/
— LRU finds millions diverted from or not spent by gun-related fund
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/10/lru-finds-millions-diverted-from-or-not-spent-by-gun-related-fund/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 2 St. Louis police officers fired over Facebook posts – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/10/2-st-louis-police-officers-fired-over-facebook-pos/

GOPUSA
— Chick-Fil-A’s Dan Cathy dishonors the memory of his father
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80770
— Congressional Black Caucus: Record number of Africans at U.S.-Mexico border
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80777
— Congress must stop subsidizing wealthy (electric) car buyers
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80873

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Congress Should Reject Amnesty for Illegal Agricultural Workers – Daren Bakst
https://www.heritage.org/immigration/report/congress-should-reject-amnesty-illegal-agricultural-workers

ONE NEWS NOW
— Lesbian activist’s appearance reason enough to yank kids: Laurie Higgins – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2019/12/10/lesbian-activists-appearance-reason-enough-to-yank-kids-higgins

COLLEGE FIX
— Professor asks the feds to investigate public university group that requires members to have ‘color’ – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/professor-asks-the-feds-to-investigate-public-university-group-that-requires-members-to-have-color/

THE HILL
— Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/473846-trump-white-house-rip-democrats-over-impeachment-articles

CBS NEWS
— Half of U.S. businesses make workers sign noncompete agreements – IRINA IVANOVA (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors who a) had taken adverse actions against me, b) succeeded in getting GAO to force me to take a 21% pay cut ($19,568/year in today’s dollars) to transfer to GAO, and c) did not want GAO to assign me to audits of IRS.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-u-s-businesses-ask-employees-to-sign-noncompete-agreements-and-half-of-them-are-low-wage-workers/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Wants to Take From the Poor and Give to the Wealthy.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/opinion/snap-food-stamps.html
— Navy Suspends Flight Training for Saudi Military Students in Florida About 300 students from Saudi Arabia have been grounded at three Florida bases in the wake of a shooting at a Pensacola Navy base that left three people dead. – Patricia Mazzei and Eric Schmitt
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/pensacola-florida-shooting-saudi-students.html

MOTLEY FOOL
— 8 Reasons You Shouldn’t Retire Early Can you fail at retirement? Absolutely. – Catherine Brock
https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/12/10/8-reasons-you-shouldnt-retire-early.aspx

(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. Lower income potential on your savings. . .2. Tax implications of early withdrawals. . .3. Reduced Social Security benefits. . .4. The prohibitive cost of healthcare. . .5. Reduced flexibility to adapt to changing goals. . .6. Lower standard of living. . .7. Boredom. . .8. Difficulty reentering the workforce)

December 9 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Objections were filed today in DuPage County against nominating papers filed by Democratic District 2 Forest Preserve candidate Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni and Republican Recorder candidate Babette Holder Youngberg. SEE:
https://dupageco.org/Election/61831/ – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— House Judiciary Committee lay out case for formal Trump impeachment – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-democrats-lay-out-case-for-formal-trump-impeachment/5741403/

NBC5
— Chicago Chief’s Firing Again Rattles Confidence in Force
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-chiefs-firing-again-rattles-confidence-in-force-565964861.html
— Police: 70 Pounds of Marijuana, Cough Syrup, Weapons Found on Juice WRLD’s Plane When Rapper Died A search of luggage aboard the Gulfstream jet found 41 “vacuum-sealed” bags with a total of 70 pounds of marijuana and six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/juice-wrld-airport-death-drugs-guns-chicago-cpd-565987531.html
— Consulting Firm Allows Buttigieg to Release Names of Clients “From the start, Pete has said it is important for every candidate to be open and honest, and his actions have reflected that commitment,” his campaign manager said (DIERSEN: I should release the names of a) those who have worked the hardest to end my service as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and b) those who worked the hardest to end my service as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Consulting-firm-allows-Buttigieg-to-release-names-of-clients-565990741.html

CBS2
— Students Issued Citations For Trying To Disrupt Jeff Sessions Speech At Northwestern
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/08/students-issued-citations-for-trying-to-disrupt-jeff-sessions-speech-at-northwestern/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Rapper Juice WRLD treated for opioids during police search of plane, autopsy results pending further testing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/rapper-juice-wrld-treated-for-opioids-during-police-search-of-plane-autopsy-results-pending-further-testing

BEYOND THE BELTWAY
— Kinzler 12/8/19
https://www.beyondthebeltway.com/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rahm Emanuel swings at Michael Bloomberg at Gridiron Club dinner “It’s insane, it’s crazy to think that America is looking for a short, Jewish president. Really? Because if they were, I’d be running,” zinged former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/8/21001382/rahm-emanuel-michael-bloomberg-gridiron-trump
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/9/21002995/illinois-recreational-pot-shop-licenses-weed-marijuana-cannabis-sales
— When Preckwinkle shuffles her security detail and hands out raises, reporters get curious The county board president’s response was akin to that of an old-school pol, and it’s puzzling as to why. – Editorial (DIERSEN: During the mid-1990s, reporters did NOT get curious when GAO forced more and more and more of its employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran to take early retirement.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/21002963/toni-preckwinkle-security-detail-forest-preserve-police-raises-editorial
— A question for the holidays: ‘Are you OK to drive?’ Every day, an average of 29 people are killed in drunk driving crashes — one person every 50 minutes. And we know that the holidays put more drunks on the road. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Virtually all my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes oppose my opposition to promoting booze.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/21003410/paul-burak-margaret-rone-leja-elizabeth-kosteck-st-michaels-church-orland-park-drunk-driving
— Why are kids today less patriotic? The very students who refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance exhibit their patriotism by demanding a better tomorrow. – Jane Lo
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/21003220/patriotism-millennials-pledge-allegiance-jane-lo-conversation

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal agents and Chicago police were confiscating drugs and guns from luggage when rapper Juice Wrld suffered seizure at Midway, officials say – Rosemary Sobol
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-juice-wrld-guards-arrested-20191209-sfhqe3cns5hsffhxskrhqfagl4-story.html
— Top advisor to Mayor Lori Lightfoot resigning as Chicago watchdog investigates arrangement that lets her live in Wilmette despite residency rules – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-schneider-fabes-inspector-general-investigation-20191209-jfaijmafkzezdmqb6qom6mmida-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Judiciary hearing sets stage for impeachment charges – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191209/news/312099984/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— St. Clair County plans to increase spending and tax revenue. How will it affect you? – KAVAHN MANSOURI (DIERSEN: Today, I received a notice from the DuPage County Supervisor of Assessments that the assessed valuation for my home at 915 Cove Court in Wheaton has been increased by 4.75%. Sadly, I doubt very much that I could sell the home for its new $515,750 “implied fair market value.) 
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article238043234.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: From 2017 to 2018, the county’s equalized assessed valuation, or the assessed value of all property, increased by about $5.1 million, or by roughly 3.17 percent. The county budget is partially designed around what officials expect to collect through property taxes. According to the St. Clair County treasurer’s office, the property tax cycle is a two-year cycle. Over the first year, the property is assigned a value reflecting its value as of Jan. 1. The tax bills are then calculated mailed and payments are distributed in the following year. Evaluation and collecting property taxes is a six-step process, starting with assessment and ending with collection.)

DUPAGE COUNTY

https://dupageco.org/Election/61831/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Petition Objection Against Catalina Lauf Filed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/il-14-petition-objection-against-catalina-lauf-filed/ 
— An Idea for Property Tax Relief
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/an-idea-for-property-tax-relief/ 
— State’s Attorney Patrick Kenneally’s Statement of Facts regarding AJ’s Mother’s Guilty Plea for Murder
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/states-attorney-patrick-kenneallys-statement-of-facts-regarding-ajs-mothers-guilty-plea-for-murder/ 
— IL-14: America First Policies Targets Lauren Underwood on Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/il-14-america-first-policies-targets-lauren-underwood-on-impeachment/ 
— NPR Headline Mistake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/npr-headline-mistake/ 
— IL-14: Twitter and Catalina Lauf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/il-14-twitter-and-catalina-lauf/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 1ST CD GOP CANDIDATES FRANCO, TILLMAN PROPOSE CHANGES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/1st-cd-republican-candidates-.html
— 3RD CD CANDIDATES FRICILONE, O’SHEA PROPOSE IDEAS TO GROW THE IL GOP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/3rd-cd-candidates-fricilone-oshea-propose-ideas-to-grow-the-il-gop.html
— 4 OF 5 IL GOP US SENATE PRIMARY CANDIDATES ADMIT “WALKING AWAY” FROM DEMOCRAT PARTY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/4-of-5-il-gop-us-senate-primary-candidates-admit-walking-away-from-democrat-party.html
— THE MADNESS OF CROWDS: THE WEAPONIZATION OF “IDENTITY” (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want everyone to see themselves as being as members of as many of the following groups as possible: 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.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/the-madness-of-crowds-the-weaponization-of-identity.html 

GOPUSA
— Remaining 2020 Democrats court Congressional Black Caucus members (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Who courts those who share your demographics? From what I see, fewer and fewer and fewer court those who share my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80697
— Angela Merkel’s first Auschwitz visit: I feel deeply ashamed (DIERSEN: In my defense, even though I am 100% German national origin, my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s, my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, my uncles on my mother’s fought the Germans during WWII, my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F, and according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80787

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump is a “clear and present danger” to individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/473675-trump-a-clear-and-present-danger-says-democratic-investigator-in-impeachment
— Judiciary fireworks: GOP accuses Democratic counsel of impugning Trump’s motives – MAGGIE MILLER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents impugn not only my motives, but everyone’s motives. I should write a book about them.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/473655-judiciary-fireworks-gop-accuses-democratic-counsel-of-impugning-trumps-motives

FORBES
— Would You Rather Employees Be Satisfied, Happy Or Engaged? – Santiago Jaramillo (DIERSEN: Democrats want government employees to be Democrat and minority, female, and/or younger. RINOs want government employees to be RINO.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2019/12/09/would-you-rather-employees-be-satisfied-happy-or-engaged/
— How To Get A Great New Job In 2020 – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What discourages non-Republican employers from hiring you? ANSWER: Your being a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, and/or if you ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/12/09/how-to-get-a-great-new-job-in-2020/#33947737665a

December 9 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: California church nativity scene depicts Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees in cages (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint GOD as being anti-Trump, anti-Christian, 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://abc7chicago.com/religion/church-nativity-scene-depicts-holy-family-as-caged-refugees/5741280/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/9/2019
— Illinois lawmakers, Chicago leaders protest Trump administration’s cuts to food stamp program. ABC7 is awaiting comment from the Illinois GOP and offices of a few Republican congressmen on Sunday’s protest. (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-lawmakers-protest-trump-administrations-new-food-stamps-rule/5740789/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hey legislators, end legalized bribery in Illinois now One of the more indefensible scams in Illinois politics is the legal right of dozens of officeholders to take money donated to their campaigns and blow it on pretty much whatever they want. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/20997722/legalized-bribery-john-cullerton-james-deleo-campaign-funds-obama-illinois-legislature-editorial
— Development agency tackles poverty, factionalism in south suburbs With startup money from Cook County, the Southland Development Authority looks to bring new businesses to the region. – David Roeder
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/9/20998084/southland-development-authority-south-suburbs-poverty-factionalism

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— For years, AT&T has charged Harvey for inoperable telecommunications lines, officials say. The city now owes $700,000. – ZAK KOESKE (DIERSEN: What are your connections with Harvey? I worked for IRS there 1972-1973. My aunt owned a home there for many years. I passed the Post Office employment test and truck driving test there in 1966.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-harvey-phone-bills-st-1209-20191208-rw5ambuiinhunasav4njp6zo2i-story.html
— If Republicans care about hunger in America, why do they keep trying to take food stamps away from the poor? – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-hunger-republicans-food-stamps-20191209-u3tqslka35hafgcbibd6a2a43i-story.html
— Illinois Exodus alert: Why Chicago skyscrapers and your home are worth less – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-exodus-chicago-property-values-20191206-akoamapwnzdwvmhagsozdbzxey-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Nevins v. Shaw & Oberweis: Be skeptical of endorsement – Jennifer Nevins, Aurora
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191209/be-skeptical-of-endorsement
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Tollway boss Jose Alvarez brings in five former colleagues, at $893,000 a year – Marni Pyke (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191209/tollway-boss-brings-in-five-former-colleagues-at-893000-a-year

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— More reporters coming to Statehouse – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191208/more-reporters-coming-to-statehouse

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Firearm card law spared emergency void State high court still to decide bigger constitutionality issue – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Firearm-card-law-spared-emergency-void-14892155.php

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— A rapidly approaching future – John Kass (DIERSEN: In your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county, how do the “reigning political priests” treat those who share your demographics?) 
https://qconline.com/opinion/columnists/column-a-rapidly-approaching-future/article_9f5505a5-e611-51f9-94ee-8dd18838b9c2.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: No matter what side you take on Trump Impeachment Theater, or just about any other topic for that matter — from the politics of chicken sandwiches to climate change — if you dare challenge the views of the reigning political priests, chances are you’ll be called stupid and hateful. And someone will want to shut you up. The traditional American response to such silencing has always been: “This is a free country, isn’t it?” But is it now? Or are we building a new “Animal Farm,” where we are told what to think and how to think it? These are the central questions in “No Safe Spaces,” a profoundly important new film about free speech and thought by conservative radio host Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla, the libertarian comic and podcast superstar.)

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats push pot and reparations.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evanston-ill-has-reparations-plan#stream/0

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 10 REFERENDUMS NOW ON MARCH 2020 PRIMARY BALLOTS IN KANE COUNTY (DIERSEN: What referendums will be on March 2020 ballots in your county?)
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/10-referendums-now-on-march-2020-primary-ballots-in-kane-county/

CHICAGO MAROON
— Sanders Has Raised the Most Money From University of Chicago Donors, Topping Buttigieg, Warren More than 98 percent of donations went to Democratic candidates. – Matthew Lee
https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2019/12/8/sanders-raised-money-uchicago-donors-topping-butti/

WIREPOINTS
— “This is about as good as it gets when it comes to the economy and jobs. We’re at a 50-year low in unemployment. This is the moment to get people into meaningful work and off food stamps.” – Ted Dabrowski (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://wirepoints.org/this-is-about-as-good-as-it-gets-when-it-comes-to-unemployment-this-is-the-moment-to-get-people-into-the-workforce-and-off-food-stamps-ted-dabrowski-on-chicago-tonight/

ZERO HEDGE
— Trump’s New Food-Stamp Rules In Illinois: If Not Now, When? – Tyler Durden
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/trumps-new-food-stamp-rules-illinois-if-not-now-when

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Twitter and Catalina Lauf and Jim MarterMcConchie at Cary Christmas Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/09/il-14-twitter-and-catalina-lauf/ 
— McConchie at Cary Christmas Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/mcconchie-at-cary-christmas-parade/

CENTER SQUARE
— More than 250 new laws take effect in Illinois New Year’s Day – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/more-than-new-laws-take-effect-in-illinois-new-year/article_7a9a3942-186b-11ea-8ee1-cf9ae03c2d0b.html

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Cullerton Quietly Leaves a Large Legacy in Springfield – Daniel C. Vock
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/cullerton-quietly-leaves-a-large-legacy-in-springfield

FOX NEWS
— Republican Bill Weld says he can beat Trump in at least five states on Super Tuesday – Julia Musto (DIERSEN: In your precinct, how many Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will cast Republican primary ballots and vote for Weld?)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/republican-bill-weld-beat-trump-five-states-super-tuesday-primaries

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Anti-Trump Resistance Is Really against the Deplorables – Janice Shaw Crouse
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_antitrump_resistance_is_really_against_the_deplorables.html
— No, I Don’t Wish Trump Would Stop Tweeting – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/no_i_dont_wish_trump_would_stop_tweeting.html

BREITBART
— Treasury’s Monica Crowley on the Explosive Trump Economy Success – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/08/exclusive-treasurys-monica-crowley-on-the-explosive-trump-economy-success-boom/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— LGBTQ lynch mob lambasts Mayor Pete over Salvation Army – Jeffrey A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31539-assault-america-day-341-leftist-culture-deniers-shake-down-buttigieg-over-salvation-ar

FEDERALIST
— Why Trump’s Gains With Black Voters Could Swing The 2020 Election How much support can Trump actually gain in 2020? It’s not clear, but just a modest swing of African Americans toward Trump in 2020 could prove decisive. – Stewart Lawrence
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/09/why-trumps-gains-with-black-voters-could-swing-the-2020-election/

PJ MEDIA
— What’s Going on With Drudge? Rasmussen Claims ‘Matt’s Not There Anymore…Word Is He Sold’ – PAULA BOLYARD
https://pjmedia.com/trending/whats-going-on-with-drudge-rasmussen-claims-matts-not-there-anymore-word-is-he-sold/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— In wake of Trump executive order, LA City Council declares it is ‘Welcoming City’ for refugees – Leslie Eastman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, municipalities run by Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and/or RINOs are NOT welcoming for those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/12/in-wake-of-trump-executive-order-la-city-council-declares-it-is-welcoming-city-for-refugees/

THE HILL
— Bloomberg reporting policy not pretty or perfect, but right – JOE FERULLO
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/473542-bloomberg-reporting-policy-not-pretty-or-perfect-but-right

ABC NEWS
— Democrats face conflicting internal instincts on impeachment Some of the key decisions about articles of impeachment are still lingering. – Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/note-democrats-face-conflicting-internal-instincts-impeachment/story?id=67578326

NEW YORK TIMES
— With White House Absent, Impeachment Devolves Into Partisan Brawl President Trump is refusing to engage and Democrats have concluded they will press ahead anyway, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion. – Michael D. Shear, Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/impeachment-partisan-democrats-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Eight Counts of Impeachment That Trump Deserves. The lessons from Nixon and Clinton.” What counts of impeachment do your critics/opponents say that you deserve? It would be great if my critics/opponents would put their counts of impeachment against me in writing so that I can respond to them. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/opinion/donald-trump-impeachment.html
— Study Examines Why Black Americans Remain Scarce in Executive Suites A new report, “Being Black in Corporate America,” outlines why diversity and inclusion efforts are falling short for African-American professionals. – Lauretta Charlton
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/us/black-in-corporate-america-report.html
— What Does This Country Demand of Black Women in Politics? After Kamala Harris’s departure from the presidential race, the people who saw their own paths reflected in hers are thinking about what comes next. – Lisa Lerer and Jennifer Medina
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/kamala-harris-black-women.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Buttigieg releases ‘summary’ of his work for consulting firm McKinsey – Chelsea Janes (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but what if I released a summary of my work for a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee since 1999, b) GOPUSA since 2000, c) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, d) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce 2003-2011, e) Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, f) American Association of Political Consultants 2001-2004, g) GAO 1980-1997, h) Association of Government Accountants 1983-1996, i) IRS 1971-1980, etc.?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/buttigieg-releases-summary-of-his-work-for-consulting-firm-mckinsey/2019/12/06/d1f10bd6-1897-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html
— Republicans are all about boosting economic growth — except when it comes to food stamps – Catherine Rampell (DIERSEN: Jobs always exist for those who are able-bodied. However, overwhelmingly, those jobs are “bad jobs.” The real issue is should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take “bad jobs?” According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-all-about-boosting-economic-growth–except-when-it-comes-to-food-stamps/2019/12/05/f43f4902-17a5-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

USA TODAY
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Stock analysts weigh presidential politics – Adam Shell (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to drive the stock market down.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/12/09/best-stocks-2020-401-k-investors-should-look-consider-these-sectors/4353504002/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG GRAPHIC: This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students – Chris Quintana and Kevin McCoy
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/12/08/college-admissions-scandal-ivy-league-harvard-crimson-education-jamie-beaton/3919491002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FBI’s Chris Wray Tries to Steer Bureau Past Politics Monday’s inspector general report is expected to critique agency’s actions before current director took over – Byron Tau, Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fbischris-wray-tries-to-steer-bureau-past-politics-11575825542

FORBES
— Here Are The Billionaires Backing Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign – Michela Tindera
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michelatindera/2019/12/07/here-are-the-billionaires-backing-joe-bidens-presidential-campaign/#d65052159e74

INC.
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE TITLE: How to hire right – Jason Saltzman (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.inc.com/jason-saltzman/i-was-terrible-at-hiring-until-i-learned-these-5-crucial-lessons.html

LA PROGRESSIVE
— “Booming” Economy Means More Bad Jobs and Faster Race to the Bottom – Glen Ford (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the jobs that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.laprogressive.com/race-to-the-bottom/

December 8 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Republicans file for Precinct Committeeman in 364 (39%) of DuPage County’s 930 Precincts. 2 years ago, 470 (51%) filed in those 930 precincts. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com
Addison Township: 39 (57%) file in 69 precincts
Winfield Township: 23 (56%) file in 41 precincts
Bloomingdale Township: 50 (48%) file in 104 precincts
Milton Township: 56 (43%) file in 130 precincts
Wayne Township: 29 (43%) file in 68 precincts
Downers Grove Township: 63 (40%) file in 156 precincts
York Township: 48 (35%) file in 136 precincts
Lisle Township: 34 (26%) file in 129 precincts
Naperville Township: 22 (23%) file in 97 precincts

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why three Democrats are challenging Krishnamoorthi for Congress – Eric Peterson (DIERSEN: What are the main reasons why no Republican is running against Krishnamoorthi?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191207/why-three-democrats-are-challenging-krishnamoorthi-for-congress
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Three Democrats are opposing Krishnamoorthi in the March 17 primary, though not a single Republican candidate has surfaced for the general election. . .The Illinois Republican Party has until June 1 to slate people to run for seats for which the party has no candidates.)
— Carbondale courts retirees as housing market lags – AP 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191208/news/312089998
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191207/constable-algonquin-teen-navigates-lgbtq-world-in-work-in-progress

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How the word ‘whore’ came to shape a judicial race in McHenry County – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-mchenry-judge-candidate-called-whore-1205-20191205-pixftzk52fbe7etyqm4uebx3wq-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— History thick at impeachment hearings, then and now – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: In 1974, I was one very a small number of IRS employees in its Chicago office who was not Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. My Democrat superiors took their anger against Nixon out on me. It is called displaced aggression.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191207/bernard-schoenburg-history-thick-at-impeachment-hearings-then-and-now

NORTHWEST HERALD
— GOP rep. pitches LGBTQ rights bill with religious exemptions – ELANA SCHOR (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, those who have religious, government, political, and/or financial clout destroy you. Ever-increasingly, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. glorify and praise LGBTQers, pander to LGBTQers, and destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/12/07/gop-rep-pitches-lgbtq-rights-bill-with-religious-exemptions/achl5c0/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Voter appeal, not color, will settle court election – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-voter-appeal-not-color-will-settle-court-election/article_38501886-9ed5-5042-a91b-adbca82f42bc.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— 6 in the race for 40th District post – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/in-the-race-for-th-district-post/article_263af8f0-178a-11ea-b1ee-db00b2d32a9e.html

SOUTHERN
— Fewer international students coming to the U.S. for college – BLYTHE BERNHARD 
https://thesouthern.com/fewer-international-students-coming-to-the-u-s-for-college/article_88d22403-eec9-5b8c-95b8-6260eca49137.html

WLDS
— IL FOID Card Law To Be Tested in IL Supreme Court – Benjamin Cox
http://wlds.com/news/il-foid-card-law-to-be-tested-in-il-supreme-court/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06: Dr. Gordon “Jay” Kinzler on Beyond the Beltway Tonight
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/il-06-dr-gordon-jay-kinzler-on-beyond-the-beltway-tonight/ 
— Prescription Drugs White House Statement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/prescription-drugs-white-house-statement/ 
— Robert Hanlon to the Defense of Anonymous Blog Commenters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/defense-for-anonymous-blog-commenters/ 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Bloomberg Slams Democratic Debate ‘Diversity’ Narrative – Frank Camp (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more that you should NOT seek or hold any kind of government or political office in America: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-bloomberg-slams-democratic-debate-diversity-narrative

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Woodstock Attorney defends First Amendment rights of anonymous commenters – JOHN KRAFT 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/woodstock-attorney-defends-first-amendment-rights-of-anonymous-commenters/

FOX NEWS
— Pelosi campaign selling ‘Don’t Mess with Nancy’ shirts after tussle with reporter – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-dont-mess-with-nancy-shirts

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Iran Orders U.S. to Pay $130 Billion in Reparations Threatens to annihilate U.S., Britain, Israel, Saudi Arabia – Adam Kredo
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-orders-u-s-to-pay-130-billion-in-reparations/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Independent voters will carry Trump again in 2020 – Hank Vanderbeek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/independent_voters_will_carry_trump_again_in_2020.html

DAILY WIRE
— Warren Faces Ancestry Question At Town Hall: ‘I Shouldn’t Have Done It. I Am Not A Person Of Color’ – Frank Camp
https://www.dailywire.com/news/warren-faces-ancestry-question-at-town-hall-i-shouldnt-have-done-it-i-am-not-a-person-of-color

PJ MEDIA
— Dangerous PRO Act Would Give Illegal Workers More Rights than Americans – BRYAN PRESTON
https://pjmedia.com/trending/dangerous-pro-act-would-give-illegal-workers-more-rights-than-americans/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— David Brooks on White Dem Primary: Democrats Think Other People Are Racist And Won’t Vote For An African-American – Ian Schwartz 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/12/07/david_brooks_on_white_dem_primary_democrats_think_other_people_are_racist_and_wont_vote_for_an_african-american.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump campaign runs misleading anti-impeachment Facebook ads.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-campaign-runs-misleading-anti-impeachment-facebook-ads/story?id=67553451

CNN

— The key demographics of the Democratic Party are fragmenting – Ronald Brownstein (DIERSEN: Will the Democrats dump Biden because he shares so many demographics with Trump: Christian, White, male, older, rich, draft avoider, their ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc.?)

https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/politics/2020-democrats-campaign-barack-obama/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats’ Baffling 2020 Mess Four white front-runners, three of them 70 or older. What is this primary telling us? – Frank Bruni (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/opinion/sunday/kamala-harris-democrats-2020.html

NEW YORK POST
— There’s great hate for Donald Trump’s success – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/12/07/theres-great-hate-for-donald-trumps-success-goodwin/

WASHINGTON POST
— Virginia Republicans look for a way out of the woods – Laura Vozzella (DIERSEN: “To win,” Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs advise Republicans to dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump 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://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/virginia-republicans-look-for-a-way-out-of-the-woods/2019/12/07/4f60016a-1930-11ea-9110-3b34ce1d92b1_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘Mocked’ by her bosses, award-winning CBS TV reporter was fired. Then she sued – MEG JAMES
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-12-08/mocked-by-her-bosses-award-winning-cbs-tv-reporter-was-fired-then-she-sued

INDIANA GAZETTE
— Are facts white nationalist? – Ann Coulter
https://www.indianagazette.com/opinion/are-facts-white-nationalist/article_a0de34cc-1853-11ea-8c0e-070b1dc24973.html

December 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: University of Illinois drops criminal background question from student application – AP (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-u-of-i-criminal-background-application-20191207-4e5xemrikfgcxet5vvngrithzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois spent $8.5 billion to cut its pension debt. It wasn’t enough. – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191207/illinois-spent-85-billion-to-cut-its-pension-debt-it-wasnt-enough

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— GOP keeps beating the ethics drum – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191207/statehouse-insider-gop-keeps-beating-ethics-drum

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Madigan aids wannabes in Chi districts – RICH MILLER
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/miller-madigan-aids-wannabes-in-chi-districts/article_f12c455b-4766-5a4b-889f-39723491638c.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— From nativity scene to satanic sculpture, Capitol rotunda has become focal point of religious debate – Ted Schurter
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/capitol-recap-from-nativity-scene-to-satanic-sculpture-capitol-rotunda/article_f9fa8f83-ae02-56d7-8d93-2df3e3d3bd7a.html

WLDS
— Chicago Club Fundraisers For Madigan Brings Questions in Corruption Dragnet – Benjamin Cox
http://wlds.com/news/chicago-club-fundraisers-for-madigan-brings-questions-in-corruption-dragnet/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— *REMINDER* Dundee Township Republicans Christmas Party in Algonquin Sunday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-06-il-house-district-66-dundee-township-republicans-holiday-party-in-algonquin-sunday-copy
— IL-14: James Marter Video from St. Charles Meet & Greet -Taking direct shots by name at Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin, and inferred shots at Catalina Lauf and Ted Gradel that all chose to stand with Bruce Rauner in 2018 over Jeanne Ives 
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-14-james-marter-video-from-st-charles-meet-greet/ 
— Skillicorn Calls for Fast Action on Ethics Reform
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/skillicorn-calls-for-fast-action-on-ethics-reform/
— ID-14: Another Unscientific Poll
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-14-another-unscientific-poll/
— IL House 66th District: Allen Skillicorn Interview Video on Ethics
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-house-66th-district-allen-skillicorn-interview-video-on-ethics/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Is America More Tolerant than Ever Before? – Micah Clark
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/is-america-more-tolerant-than-ever-before/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg says his live-in girlfriend would be ‘de facto first lady’ if he wins election The presidential hopeful and domestic partner Diana Taylor met in 2000 – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/michael-bloomberg-says-his-live-in-girlfriend-woul/
— Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’ – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/8/sughed-michael-bloomberg-suggests-disarming-minori/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Media split: Bongino Report, Drudge alternative, competes in news aggregator space – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-split-bongino-report-drudge-alternative-competes-in-news-aggregator-space
— ‘Don’t compare me to Donald Trump!’: Biden defends insults against Iowa voter – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dont-compare-me-to-donald-trump-biden-defends-insults-against-iowa-voter
— ‘My staff is representative of the Democratic Party’: Biden hits back at diversity question – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/my-staff-is-representative-of-the-democratic-party-biden-hits-back-at-diversity-question

BREITBART
— White House’s Grisham: ‘We’re Not Going to Legitimize’ Impeachment Hearing with Our Participation – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/07/white-houses-grisham-were-not-going-to-legitimize-impeachment-hearing-with-our-participation/

DAILY CALLER
— Ann Coulter Attacks Trump For Inaction On Border: ‘How Would It Be Different Under President Biden?’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ann-coulter-trump-president-biden/

GOPUSA
— AOC: My family would have starved under Trump’s plan! (DIERSEN: One could argue that because jobs have always been available for able-bodied people, unemployment is caused by those jobs being so bad that the unemployed will not take them. The less education that you have, the less work experience that you have, the fewer professional certifications and licenses that you have, the worse that the jobs are that you might have to take.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80746

NEWSMAX
— Impeachment Has Been the Left’s Agenda All Along – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/impeachment-trump-schiff-democrats/2019/12/06/id/944861/

TOWNHALL
— Possibility of All-White Debate Stage Has Democratic Candidates Squirming – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/07/possibility-of-all-white-debate-stage-has-democratic-candidates-squirming-n2557632

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media Give a Pass to Schiff Investigating a Reporter’s Phone Logs – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/07/media-give-pass-schiff-investigating-reporters-phone-logs
— Feminists Exalt the Wonder of Abortion – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/12/07/bozell-graham-column-feminists-exalt-wonder-abortion

PJ MEDIA
— Buttigieg Has a ‘Deplorables’ Moment, Basically Calling All Trump Supporters Racists – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/buttigieg-has-a-deplorables-moment-basically-calling-all-trump-supporters-racists/

THE HILL
— Limbaugh: Impeachment driven by ‘raw hatred’ of Trump and ‘people who elected him’ – JOE CONCHA 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/473373-limbaugh-impeachment-driven-by-raw-hatred-of-trump-and-the-people-who-elected

WASHINGTON POST
— Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one. – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Michael Scherer 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mike-bloombergs-money-buys-him-a-very-different-kind-of-campaign-and-its-a-big-one/2019/12/07/0593ec7c-184a-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

FORBES
— Should You Stay At Your Current Job? – Shelcy V. Joseph (DIERSEN: I can always ask myself, a) what if I had refused my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) what if I had not accepted GAO’s job offer in 1980 and stayed at IRS, c) what if I had not accepted IRS’s and Oldsmobile’s job offers in 1971 and stayed at Firestone Stores, d) what if I had not accepted Firestone Store’s job offer in 1970, and e) what if I had refused my Democrat Post Office superiors’ pressure to resign in 1969?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelcyvjoseph/2019/12/07/should-you-stay-at-your-current-job/

MEDIATE
— Drudge Report Twitter Mocks Dan Bongino’s New ‘Alternative’ to Drudge Report – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/online/drudge-mocks-dan-bonginos-new-alternative-to-drudge-report-%f0%9f%98%b4/

December 7 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Questions to ask candidates – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

What have you done and what will you do if elected to:
– discourage the sale and use of pot?
– discourage gambling?
– discourage the sale and drinking of booze?
– promote traditional marriage and the traditional family?
– promote homeownership?
– discourage abortion?
– discourage mass/illegal immigration?
– discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights?
– discourage political affiliation discrimination?
– discourage reverse discrimination?
– discourage age discrimination?
– encourage people to save for their retirement?
– discourage dependency on government?
– discourage dependency on charity?

If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties:
– your education?
– your work experience?
– your professional certifications and licenses?
– length of time that you have lived in your district?

DAILY HERALD
— What inclusiveness means to me – Vincent J. Heaton Jr., Wheaton
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191207/what-inclusiveness-means-to-me
(FROM THE LETTER: State Rep. Terra Costa Howard defended her rationale for inviting author Robin Stevenson back to speak in DuPage County, saying, “We are showing the world that our communities embrace the values of honesty, respect and inclusiveness.” This blatant, backhanded, stereotyping of persons daring to hold positions differing from our “modern” society as being, “dishonest, disrespectful, and exclusionist” underscores a real problem that permeates our social, political and business cultures.)
— New Illinois Harassment Training Law Set to Take Effect January 1 – Jim Mitchell (DIERSEN: The federal government requires all its employees to take lots of such training. I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997. The training hints/implies/argues/shouts that a) Whites are racists, b) men are sexists, c) older people are bad, d) conservative people are bad, e) Protestants are bad, f) Republicans are bad, g) German Americans are bad, f) rich people are bad, g) draft avoiders are bad, h) those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time are bad, i) etc.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191205/new-illinois-harassment-training-law-set-to-take-effect-january-1

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— IDOT reclassifying jobs to protect them from patronage – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote patronage. I should write a book about those who have focused on that the most.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191206/idot-reclassifying-jobs-to-protect-them-from-patronage

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Pritzker-on-pot-law-8216-New-jobs-in-this-14888451.php

MDJ ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/cannabis-jobs-boon-expected-as-illinois-medical-cannabis-industry-prepares/video_b77c628c-6af8-5ef8-a0ab-a7e9f1b3bae0.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Jason Plummer to Bill Brady: Let’s get ethical – Mark Maxwell
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/illinois-capitol-news/plummer-to-brady-lets-get-ethical/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/cultivation-centers-prepare-for-marijuana-legalization/
— Republicans, some advocates push for LGBTQ rights bill – Raquel Martin (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to promote traditional marriage and the traditional family?) 
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/republicans-some-advocates-push-for-lgbtq-rights-bill/

DU QUOIN CALL
— Du Quoin candidate joins six-way GOP primary for 115th House District – Renee Trappe
http://www.duquoin.com/news/20191206/du-quoin-candidate-joins-six-way-gop-primary-for-115th-house-district

NPR ILLINOIS
— Biden Doubles Down On Heated Town Hall Where He Called Voter A ‘Damn Liar’ – AMITA KELLY & RACHEL MARTIN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-doubles-down-heated-town-hall-where-he-called-voter-damn-liar#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats oppose requiring able-bodied adults to work to get food stamps, that is, Democrats oppose requiring able-bodied adults to take bad jobs to get food stamps. Have you had bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/food-stamp-loss-expected-hit-poor-illinoisans#stream/0
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 6 Million Students Used Tobacco And Nicotine Products In 2019 – RICHARD HARRIS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/6-million-students-used-tobacco-and-nicotine-products-2019#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Strong jobs report could complicate Democrats’ economic case against Trump – Stephen Loiaconi (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/strong-jobs-report-could-complicate-democrats-economic-case-against-trump

OSWEGO PATCH
— Goodrich Theaters To Fire 16-Year-Old Workers: Former Employee A former employee of a local Goodrich Quality Theater has alleged that the Midwest theater chain has plans to fire all 16-year-old workers. – Dave Byrnes (DIERSEN: What job(s) did you have when you were 16? I washed dishes for the minimum wage November 1964 – May 1966 in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. Needless-to-say, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would never have stooped to take such a job. With the money that I earned, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint that I used to get to/from a) jobs cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline during the summer of 1966, b) classes at UIC 1966-1967, and c) my job working for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1967.) 
https://patch.com/illinois/oswego/goodrich-theaters-fire-16-year-old-workers-former-employee
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The petition claims that company owner and founder, Bob Goodrich, decided to fire his youngest employees because “adults don’t want to be served by teenagers,” and how only workers ages 17 and up will be hired after Jan. 1.)

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives throws her support behind Patlak in Cook County, inviting venom from at least one member of ‘the Squad’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/520793032-ives-throws-her-support-behind-patlak-in-cook-county-inviting-venom-from-at-least-one-member-of-the-squad

WILLIAMS KAMPP
— Rose M. Palma – Obituary
https://www.williams-kampp.com/obituaries/Rose-M-Palma?obId=9382516
(FROM THE POSTING: Visitation: Sunday, December 8, 2019 2:00PM – 7:00PM; Mass: Monday, December 9, 2019 10:00AM St. James the Apostle  480 S. Park Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137)

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Men in Make-Up – Jonathon Clay de Hale
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/men-in-make-up/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Illinois Conservative Union Demands Voter Registration Records – Jane Ryan Carrell
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/12/illinois-conservative-union-demands-voter-registration-records/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump credits ‘common sense’ regulatory agenda for boosting economy – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/donald-trump-highlight-record-setting-deregulation/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why Is Our Society Degrading So Badly, So Fast? – K.S. Guardiola
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/why_is_our_society_degrading_so_badly_so_fast.html

POLITICO
— West Point’s woman problem – ELIZABETH RALPH
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/women-rule/2019/12/06/west-points-woman-problem-487837

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage gender confusion, that is, ever-increasingly, Democrats a) encourage boys/men to become girls/women and b) encourage girls/women to become boys/men. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/us/politics/trump-transgender-rights.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: With Impeachment Unfolding Amid a Booming Economy, What Will Voters Prioritize? Mr. Trump could find himself in 2020 presiding over a record-long economic expansion while defending his fitness to hold office. – Annie Karni and Jeanna Smialek (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/us/politics/trump-economy-impeachment.html
— As Candidates Jostle for Position, a Long Race May Become a Marathon In a volatile primary with no true front-runner, Democrats face the prospect of a monthslong delegate battle that would also feature a lengthy public airing of the party’s ideological fissures. – Jonathan Martin
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/07/us/politics/democrats-2020.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Bloomberg Brushes Back Rivals’ Attacks on His Wealth – Matt Stevens (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes attack your wealth? Mine hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I have good health, b) that I avoided the draft, c) that the federal government grossly overpaid me, d) that my wife has income, e) that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, f) that my federal pension and health, dental, and vision insurance subsidies are much too generous, g) that unlike them, I do not give lots money to churches, h) etc.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/us/politics/mike-bloomberg-cbs-interview.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers crow about their success in pushing pot.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/06/trumps-plan-label-mexicos-cartels-terrorists-ignores-us-role-drug-trade/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What percent of law professors 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.washingtonpost.com/national-security/more-than-500-law-professors-say-trump-committed-impeachable-conduct/2019/12/06/35259c16-183a-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Where billions would be best spent: Bloomberg should invest in getting out the vote for Democrats – KAREN HINTON
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-where-his-billions-would-be-best-spent-20191207-wvcr2zuynbdohbkv7cl23ekixe-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexico’s Journalists Fear Hostile Turn Under President Reporters say López Obrador’s open criticism of the press is encouraging violence against them – Santiago Pérez (DIERSEN: I should write a book about hostile politicians, their hostile operatives, and their hostile dupes.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexicos-journalists-fear-hostile-turn-under-president-11575633601
— GDP Doesn’t Include Proceeds of Crime. Should It? Sales of illegal drugs would have added $111 billion to U.S. gross domestic product, according to estimate – Jo Craven McGinty (DIERSEN: I worked for GAO 1986-1987 on an audit of IRS’s efforts to address illegal source income. SEE: Investigating Illegal Income–Success Uncertain, Improvements Needed at https://www.gao.gov/products/GGD-88-61 ) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gdp-doesnt-include-proceeds-of-crime-should-it-11575628201

DAILY BEAST
— A Female Candidate Would Never Be Allowed to Rage Like Joe Biden Did in Iowa The ex-veep’s anger at that questioner in Iowa would have destroyed a woman. But such is our double standard that it might actually help him. – Caitlin Moscatello
https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-bidens-rage-a-female-presidential-candidate-would-never-be-allowed-to-do-what-he-did-in-iowa

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois pot pushers want everyone to be stoned. Illinois pot pushers will ever-increasingly force employers to let their employees to be more and more and more stoned.
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/illinois-governor-signs-employer-friendly-amendments-to-recreational-marijuana-law

LADDERS
— Turning gray and into the red: The true cost of growing old in America – Jan Mutchler (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do if elected to encourage people to save for their retirement?)
https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/turning-gray-and-into-the-red-the-true-cost-of-growing-old-in-america

December 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Submit-Your-Questions_-Ask-Experts-About-Recreational-Cannabis-in-Illinois_Chicago-565893022.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/cannabis-in-illinois-questions-565863752.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want people on welfare to smoke pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/06/marijuana-legal-illinois-federal-house/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City Club President Jay Doherty resigns, ‘distraction’ of federal investigation cited FBI agents searched the former ComEd lobbyist’s City Club office in May as part of a broadening corruption investigation. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/6/20999237/city-club-jay-doherty-resigns-chicago-federal-investigation-comed-lobbyist

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales backers organizing to counter visible ‘Opt Out’ group in Palatine – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/marijuana-sales-backers-organizing-to-counter-visible-opt-out-group-in-palatine—–
— Plan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayed – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage video gambling?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/plan-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-unincorporated-lake-county-delayed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ComEd scandal claims a major civic victim City Club of Chicago parts ways with longtime chief Jay Doherty in the wake of revelations involving a federal probe into the utility’s government lobbying. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/comed-scandal-claims-major-civic-victim
— Mike Madigan’s ComEd windfall For at least five years, the utility and its top execs have hosted an unusual big-bucks fundraiser for the House speaker, who was key to enacting the company’s Springfield agenda. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mike-madigans-comed-windfall
— Don’t worry, ComEd still has all the juice it needs The investigation-beset utility is still as able as ever to get what it wants out of government. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/dont-worry-comed-still-has-all-juice-it-needs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/partaking-pot-2020-some-faqs-recreational-cannabis

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191205/pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ pension debt topped $137 billion in June, a $3.5 billion increase from the previous year. – DOUG FINKE
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/guess-how-much-the-illinois-pension-debt-has-climbed-to/article_9d02881c-76d4-5f85-8792-209b46f04a18.html

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— House Democratic tradition goes by the board Young staffers no longer required to ‘camp out’ in the cold – Rich Miller
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/05/house-democratic-tradition-goes-by-the-board/arfc774/

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— The Illinois Tax Man cometh; how should we greet him? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-the-illinois-tax-man-cometh-how/article_af7e1a98-1875-11ea-97e0-632372ffba61.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Declines to Take Part in ‘Baseless’ House Impeachment Inquiry – AYESHA RASCOE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-declines-take-part-baseless-house-impeachment-inquiry#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Op-Ed: Progressive tax will lead to capital flight, fewer jobs, stagnant wages – Jared D. Carl
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-progressive-tax-will-lead-to-capital-flight-fewer/article_cd3fdfd4-179a-11ea-916f-dbbfd865dbeb.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis industry job growth expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-industry-job-growth-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares/article_b717607a-1852-11ea-ba02-0fa08c2c2dff.html

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— House candidate Tim Baldermann has homestead exemption applied to 3 of his Will County properties; state law allows 1 – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/520789891-house-candidate-has-homestead-exemption-applied-to-3-of-his-will-county-properties-state-law-allows-1

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases Freedom vs. Socialism Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-freedom-vs-socialism-video/
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Named One of Ten “Majority Makers” & Receives Financial Support and Endorsement from Maverick PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-named-one-of-ten-majority-makers-receives-financial-support-and-endorsement-from-maverick-pac/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— They Were Warned – Kathy Valente (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/they-were-warned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and we shared ample evidence from states that had already approved “recreational” marijuana. The evidence is clear: the black market had been thriving because of legalization. Now we read that the California cannabis industry is in big trouble and want lawmakers to do something about it. What’s their problem? The black market is doing 73 percent of California’s marijuana business – or $8.7 billion. California is considered to be the largest cannabis market in the world. While 2019 is not yet over, it’s estimated that their total marijuana sales will top nearly $12 billion. Yes, the black market is thriving on the left coast, growing by leaps and bounds, and threatening to bury a quasi-legitimate (sic) industry. So much for the influx of revenue they’re anticipating.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP SUBURBAN ORG HOLDS EARLY 2020 PRIMARY STRAW POLL; PICKS BREAK IL GOP MOLD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-suburban-org-holds-early-2020-primary-straw-poll-picks-break-il-gop-mold.html
— IL GOP US SENATE CANDIDATES SPAR OVER IMMIGRATION ISSUE (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-us-senate-candidates-spar-over-immigration-issue.html
— CHICK-FIL-A’S SURRENDER WILL ONLY EMPOWER LIBERAL BULLIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/chick-fil-as-surrender-will-only-empower-liberal-bullies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Doherty out at City Club, may have been conduit for 100 ComEd jobs
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/06/doherty-out-at-city-club-may-have-been-conduit-for-100-comed-jobs/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) bring to the attention of candidates articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that are critical of those candidates and b) call for those candidates to punish me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/bloomberg-his-news-reporters-need-to-accept-restri/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss. Bloomberg, billionaire founder of Bloomberg News, was asked in a CBS News interview about rules put in place when he announced his candidacy: The organization’s reporters are not allowed to probe him and his finances, or any of his Democratic rivals. Bloomberg News says the restriction does not apply to President Donald Trump as the government’s leader. That prompted Trump’s campaign to say it would not allow Bloomberg reporters to cover its events.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— National media isn’t sticking up for press freedom after Pelosi’s blowup at reporter
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/national-media-isnt-sticking-up-for-press-freedom-after-pelosis-blowup-at-reporter

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Vows to Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare to All Illegal Aliens in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/
— When We Self-Censor on Politics and Religion, the Left Wins – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/12/05/rick-manning-when-we-self-censor-on-politics-and-religion-the-left-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ice-worksite-enforcement-investigations/
— Nancy Pelosi Claimed To ‘Resent’ The Word ‘Hate.’ She Once Said GOP Were ‘Paralyzed With Hatred’ Of Clinton – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
SOCIAL ISS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/nancy-pelosi-hate-catholic-clinton-trump/

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80740

NEWS BUSTERS
— Acosta What? CNN Lectures Pelosi Doesn’t Want Rudely Shouted Questions! – Alex Christy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/12/05/cnn-reacts-pelosi-presser-outburst-he-used-work-fox-news
— CNN Liberals ‘Love’ ‘Iconic’ Pelosi Putting Sinclair’s James Rosen ‘In His Place’ – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2019/12/06/cnn-liberals-love-iconic-pelosi-putting-sinclairs-james-rosen-his
— Tapper Refuses to Push Back on Pelosi Dissing Sinclair’s James Rosen as Not a Real Journalist – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2019/12/06/tapper-refuses-push-back-pelosi-dissing-sinclairs-james-rosen-not

TOWNHALL
— The Latest Jobs Report Was Not Kind…to Democrats – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/12/06/maga-bitches-over-250000-jobs-created-in-november-unemployment-rate-dips-again-n2557594

CAMPUS REFORM
— Students want ‘free’ tuition for illegals…but won’t donate their own money – Eduardo Neret (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to provide them and everyone else with “free stuff.”)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14070

WASHINGTON POST
— Do women and people of color running for president get to be as angry as Joe Biden? – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/06/do-women-people-color-running-president-get-be-angry-joe-biden/
— Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data. We asked the 15 largest U.S. banks for workforce race and gender data that they already report to the federal government. Only two shared the full numbers. – Renae Merle and Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/06/wall-street-says-it-cares-about-diversity-most-big-banks-wont-share-complete-workforce-data/

FORBES
— The Impact Of Unemployment On Male Well-Being – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: I have been underemployed since 1976 and unemployed since 1997.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/06/the-impact-of-unemployment-on-male-wellbeing/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The impact of unemployment on well-being is well documented, although research from a few years ago suggested that it’s “good work” rather than just work that is the key to mental well-being. With the traditional gender roles presenting the role of men as the bread winner for the family, it seems logical that unemployment would pose a particular burden on men, and that was the subject of a recent report from the IZA World of Labor. The report reveals that the number of working-age men outside the labor force is on the rise around the world, with this corresponding with a rise in stress and other mental health issues, including depression and anger. Indeed, male unemployment is also linked to a range of physical health concerns, including suicide and substance abuse that are raising mortality rates across the United States. The researchers believe the issues of male unemployment are strongest among low-skilled labor, with those in work also suffering from declining wages and status. This often ultimately results in men dropping out of the labor force entirely. Many of the issues facing unemployed men revolve around a loss of hope, and such issues were consistent around the world. That many unemployed men resort to opioid abuse merely exacerbates their slide into poor mental well-being. This is often accompanied by marriage failure and a decline in civic or religious participation. One’s social standing was a key factor in this, as the image and self-esteem of many working class men is wrapped up in their hard work ethic, so being unemployed carries considerable stigma.)

GM AUTHORITY
— American Middle Class Is Being Priced Out Of New-Car Market – SAM MCEACHERN (DIERSEN: I bought my first new car in 1966 when I was 17 years old. It was a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint. I paid for it with money that I had earned and saved washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.) 
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/american-middle-class-is-being-priced-out-of-new-car-market/

December 6 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP uses Trump impeachment effort to fuel fundraising – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gop-trump-impeachment-fundraising-20191206-sod7qtzyxze4vlcziqd55ts4na-story.html
— Democrats took a big new step today toward impeaching President Trump – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-articles-of-impeachment-trump-20191205-5yvlkqpjjzhjpj7dzgvhf7ixpe-story.html
— Crowded south suburban fields emerge as candidates file for 2020 elections – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-election-filing-roundup-st-1206-20191205-rbpn7acxrnbrforua5mv527usu-story.html
— Towns surrounding Barrington looking to keep ‘family-friendly’ feel with some rejecting idea of allowing recreational cannabis dispensaries – MARISSA PLESCIA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/barrington/ct-bcr-barrington-area-cannabis-dispensaries-20191205-7bmbj5vkfbapzau3l2qsht5jkq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Illinois Democrats want everyone in Illinois, and especially those in Chicago’s Austin community, to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a race, you encourage the members of that race to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy an organization, you encourage the members of that organization to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a company, you encourage its employees to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a state, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-legal-marijuana-austin-neighborhood-20191206-2kaagdqlorbrdh4ybtdejayfmu-story.html
— A letter to the next owner of the Chicago Tribune: We need you. – Mary Schmich (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, news organizations act like they are arms of the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green parties.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-new-tribune-owner-wanted-20191206-exibmhyrlngwlmf7vhsvuqjmhm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot headed to Iowa to interview ‘Mayor Pete’ — not to endorse him Lightfoot will interview South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as part of a presidential forum hosted by Accelerator for America Action and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/5/20997613/lori-lightfoot-iowa-interview-pete-buttigeig-presidential-forum
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote welfare. Overwhelmingly, those on welfare vote for Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/5/20997125/food-stamp-supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-trump-administration-cuts-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Ethics reform must apply to all in legislature – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191205/editorial-ethics-reform-must-apply-to-all-in-legislature
— Elgin mayor wants ethics ordinance after reports that councilman is a lobbyist – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/amp-article/20191205/news/191209465/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— McLean County State’s Attorney: Auditor has no authority to set accounting policy – Paul Swiech
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-state-s-attorney-auditor-has-no-authority-to/article_d3463823-f80d-5757-ac25-9a1234dd6310.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG

— Petition Games

— IL-06/IL-14: House Democrats Racing the Clock to Give Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten a Legislative Win on Taxes

— Grass Roots Workers for Republican Party Way Down

— Pritzker “Oops” Results in Withdrawal of Steve Andersson Appointment to Ethics Commission

ILLINOIS TIMES
— SJ-R veteran reporter set to depart But paper gains an editor – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/sj-r-veteran-reporter-set-to-depart/Content?oid=11581139

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Matt Drudge picks up another conservative competitor with the Bongino Report Fox contributor’s website promises ‘real conservative news’ – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all my competitors that have come and gone since 2000. I would focus on those that focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/matt-drudge-picks-another-conservative-competitor-/
— Democrats’ impeachment could cost them the 2020 election Remember how liberal hate energized the conservative base and roused independents in Wisconsin – Scott Walker
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/democrats-trump-impeachment-could-cost-them-2020-e/
— ‘Painfully ironic’: Trump, Mexico squash border surge after Democrats balk – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/donald-trump-mexico-squash-border-surge-after-demo/
— State Dept., DHS sued over requesting, retaining social media names of visa applicants – Andrew Blake (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at citizens of foreign countries that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Ever-increasingly, Democrats count on citizens of foreign countries to help them get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/state-dept-dhs-sued-over-requesting-retaining-soci/
— Iran ‘murdered’ over 1,000 protesters, U.S. officials say – Ben Wolfgang and Guy Taylor (DIERSEN: What have you protested against? I have protested against political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation, and the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, illegal drugs, and abolition of the First and Second Amendments. I should write a book about those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to protest against the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/iran-murdered-over-1000-protesters-us-officials-sa/
— Remaining Democratic presidential candidates court Congressional Black Caucus members – Alex Swoyer and Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Which politicians court those who share your demographics? Which politicians court those who hate your demographics?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/remaining-democratic-presidential-candidates-court/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Melania Trump gets attacked for the flaws of her husband – Kimberly Ross
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/melania-trump-gets-attacked-for-the-flaws-of-her-husband
— Trump’s ‘abnormal’ advantages – Fred Barnes
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trumps-abnormal-advantages
— No more ‘weed with Willie’ – Madeline Fry 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/no-more-weed-with-willie

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why the elites really hate Trump – Don Herston (DIERSEN: Who do the elites in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois hate the most, that is, who do they work the hardest against? What do you say to elites who work against those who share their demographics to curry favor with those who do not share their demographics? I should write a book about elites in Wheaton, Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois a) who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who work the hardest against those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and b) who are White, male, older, non-poor, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who work the hardest against the aforesaid.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/why_the_elites_really_hate_trump.html

BREITBART

— Washington Post: Donald Trump Hired Illegal Aliens for Golf Courses – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: I cleaned golf shoes at the Flossmoor Country Club during the summer of 1966 when I was 17 years old.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/12/05/washington-post-donald-trump-hired-illegal-aliens-golf-course/

DAILY WIRE
— The Bongino Report: The Newest Conservative News Aggregator – Jeremy Frankel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all my competitors that have come and gone since 2000. I would focus on those that focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-bongino-report-the-newest-conservative-news-aggregator

DAILY SIGNAL
— Thou Shalt Not Covet – Cal Thomas (DIERSEN: Democrats encourage everyone to covet what Republicans have. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government encouraged my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates to covet my new cars, real estate, college degrees, professional certifications, professional license, collector cars, early retirement “opportunity,” Civil Service Retirement System pension, etc.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/05/thou-shalt-not-covet/

TOWNHALL
— Speaker Pelosi Uses Catholic Faith as a Cop Out – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2019/12/05/speaker-pelosi-uses-catholic-faith-as-cop-out-n2557561

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— The American People Understand This Hateful Charade
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/05/the-american-people-understand-this-hateful-charade/

NEWS BUSTERS
— CBS, NBC Hype Speaker Pelosi Blowing Up at Sinclair’s James Rosen – Nicholas Fondacaro (DIERSEN: Who sides with your critics/opponents? Of course, my critics/opponents side with my critics/opponents. My critics/opponents a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2019/12/05/cbs-nbc-hype-speaker-pelosi-blowing-sinclairs-james-rosen

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage minorities to wear protest hair styles.
https://www.rollcall.com/news/hoh/bookers-crown-act-ban-discrimination-black-hairstyles

NEW YORK TIMES
— Could Tax Increases Speed Up the Economy? Democrats Say Yes Led by Elizabeth Warren, presidential candidates and liberal economists are pushing an unorthodox “pro-growth” argument for raising taxes on the rich. – Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should pay more taxes. They have stressed a) the new cars and collector cars that I own and have owned, b) the real estate that I own and have owned, c) my federal salary, vacation days, sick days, pension, and health/dental/vision insurance subsidy, d) my college degrees, e) my professional certifications, f) my professional license, g) my not having children, h) my retirement savings, i) my wife’s income and savings, j) etc.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/business/Elizabeth-Warren-tax-increases.html
— What Is Voters’ Highest Priority? There’s a Way to Find Out Peeling away preferences, a study shows impeachment is at the top of the list for Republicans, and is the second choice for Democrats. – Lynn Vavreck, John Sides and Chris Tausanovitch
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/upshot/impeachment-biggest-issue-voters-poll.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats encourage minorities to wear protest hair styles.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/05/lawmakers-introduce-first-federal-bills-ban-race-based-hair-discrimination/
— The genealogy boom has hit a roadblock. The Trump administration plans huge fee hikes for immigration records. – Sydney Trent (DIERSEN: How long have your ancestors been in America, from what countries did they come from, and what was their religion? Ever-increasingly, your critics/opponents use the aforesaid against you. My critics/opponents stress that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that they came from what is now Germany, and that they were Lutheran. They stress the aforesaid to those around me whose ancestors have not been in America that long, who did not come from Germany, and who are not Lutheran. In my defense, I stress that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI, that my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII, and that my father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. Further, according to http://dna.ancestry.com,

, my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/12/05/genealogy-boom-has-hit-roadblock-trump-administration-plans-huge-fee-hikes-immigration-records/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump’s supposed abuses pale in comparison to past presidents – David Harsanyi
https://nypost.com/2019/12/05/trumps-supposed-abuses-pale-in-comparison-to-past-presidents/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republicans Suppress Their Own Voters Eight state parties have canceled 2020 contests or limited them to Trump. – Joe Walsh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-suppress-their-own-voters-11575591629

BLOOMBERG
— Marijuana Legalization Raises Worker Safety Concerns – Bruce Rolfsen (DIERSEN: If you are an employee, how stoned will your employer allow its employees to be? If you are a member of an organization, how stoned will your organization allow its members to be? Needless-to-say, at a minimum, the following organizations should prohibit their officials/members/employees from selling/using pot: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/safety/marijuana-legalization-raises-worker-safety-concerns

DAILY HERALD BUSINESS LEDGER
— Panel: Good company cultures engage employees and leaders – Richard Klicki (DIERSEN: What is/was the culture where you work/worked? I should write a book about the culture at GAO 1980-1997 and at IRS 1971-1980. What is the culture of the organizations that you are a member of? I should write a book about the culture at the Milton Township Republican Central Committee since 1999. What was the culture of the organizations that you were a member of? I should write a book about the cultures of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter 2001-2004.) 
https://www.dhbusinessledger.com/business/20191204/panel-good-company-cultures-engage-employees-and-leaders–

YAHOO FINANCE
— How to spot microaggressions at work – Lydia Smith (DIERSEN: Microaggressions are bad, but adverse actions are worse. 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 $19,568 (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.yahoo.com/lifestyle/how-to-spot-microaggressions-at-work-084030020.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump’s Plan to Make the World Respect America Again Is Succeeding — on His Terms – Zak Cheney-Rice
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/trumps-nato-summit-act-drew-laughs.html

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— 6 Signs Your Corporate Culture Is a Liability – Sarah Clayton (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the culture at a) Milton Township Republican Central Committee since 1999, b) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, c) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee 2003-2011, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter 2001-2004, f) GAO 1980-1997, g) IRS 1971-1980, h) etc.)
https://hbr.org/2019/12/6-signs-your-corporate-culture-is-a-liability

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— How Bad Are Billionaire Politicians for Democracy? – Gabriel Debenedetti, Benjamin Hart, and Eric Levitz
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/how-bad-are-billionaire-politicians-for-democracy.html

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW
— The Fact-Check Industry Has our investment in debunking worked? – Emily Bell (DIERSEN: What qualifications do my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have to be fact checkers? While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,279-$93,592. My other fact checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://www.cjr.org/special_report/fact-check-industry-twitter.php

INDEPENDENT
— Substance deaths are soaring – will this election signal the beginning of the end for the war on drugs? – Ian Hamilton (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats want everyone in Illinois to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a race, you encourage the members of that race to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy an organization, you encourage the members of that organization to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a company, you encourage its employees to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a state, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot. If you want to destroy a country, you encourage its citizens to sell and/or buy pot.) 
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/general-election-party-manifestos-general-election-cannabis-drug-deaths-a9233981.html

December 5 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than 100,000 people in Illinois at risk of losing SNAP benefits The Trump administration issued a new rule that tightens work requirements for able-bodied adults under the age of 50 receiving SNAP benefits. – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/12/4/20995577/over-hundred-thousand-people-illinois-losing-snap-benefits-idhs-usda-greater-chicago-food-depository

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois has cut its environmental agency’s workforce by 38% in the past decade — more than any other state, report shows – Michael Hawthorne (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the shrinking GAO. SEE: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/congress/2012/04/shrinking-gao-budget-concerns-employees-oversight-advocates/ I worked for GAO 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-met-illinois-epa-budget-cuts-20191205-pkwnmzzvuvgk3fgbplvxhbji6q-story.html
— Director of Republican Party of Virginia stepping down – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-va-republican-director-20191205-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Voter antipathy toward President Donald Trump has fueled massive losses for Republicans in Virginia, where Democrats now have majorities in the General Assembly.)
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces articles of impeachment are being prepared against President Donald Trump – AP (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents submitted articles of impeachment against me, they would charge me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails with causing all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially Jim Ryan’s loss to Rod Blagojevich in 2002, Andrew McKenna’s U.S. Senate primary loss in 2004, Bill Brady’s primary loss in 2006, Judy Baar Topinka’s loss to Rod Blagojevich in 2006, Bill Brady’s loss to Pat Quinn in 2010, Bill Brady’s primary loss in 2014, Jim Oberweis’ loss to Dick Durbin in 2014, Mark Kirk’s loss to Tammy Duckworth in 2016, Bruce Rauner’s loss to J. B. Pritzker in 2018, and Peter Roskam’s loss to Sean Casten in 2018. What do you say to my critics/opponents?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-articles-of-impeachment-trump-20191205-5yvlkqpjjzhjpj7dzgvhf7ixpe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen vows full, friendly primary campaign against Treasurer Rickert – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191204/lauzen-vows-full-friendly-primary-campaign-against-treasurer-rickert

ABC7
— Chicago Police Department releases marijuana facts video on where you can, can’t smoke
https://abc7chicago.com/society/cpd-releases-marijuana-facts-video-on-where-you-can-cant-smoke/5735080/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/5/2019
— Biden says he will not appear at Senate impeachment trial despite demands from Trump – MARIAM KHAN
https://abc7chicago.com/white-house-official-says-trump-wants-full-senate-trial-with-live-witnesses/5734131/
— Trump food stamps rule could affect up to 140K people in Illinois – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/food/new-food-stamp-rule-could-affect-up-to-140k-in-illinois/5733983/
— Stanford law professor apologizes for referencing Barron Trump in impeachment testimony – Liz Kreutz
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/stanford-law-professor-apologizes-for-referencing-barron-trump-in-impeachment-testimony/5734363/

WGN TV
— Limits on recreational marijuana sellers raise concerns among activists, applicants – TAHMAN BRADLEY (DIERSEN: Pot pushers oppose limitations.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/04/limits-on-recreational-marijuana-sellers-raise-concerns-among-activists-applicants/

WTTW
— African American Aldermen Try to Halt Sale of Legal Pot in Chicago – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2019/12/04/african-american-aldermen-try-halt-sale-legal-pot-chicago

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Despite distance, Gray thinks he’s best for 15th – Bernard Schoenburg 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191204/schoenburg-despite-distance-gray-thinks-hes-best-for-15th
— Republicans want special session on ethics. Pritzker says no. – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191204/republicans-want-special-session-on-ethics-pritzker-says-no

QUAD CITY TIMES
— 2020 candidate Walsh: Current Republican Party is a ‘cult’ – Graham Ambrose
https://qctimes.com/news/local/candidate-walsh-current-republican-party-is-a-cult/article_ca0fd1be-a12d-5389-a0de-bf891b513915.html

STATELINE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/pritzker-signs-bill-to-ensure-minority-owned-stake-in-illinois-legal-marijuana-sales/

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: No opponents speak out vs. legal cannabis sales Spring Valley commission suggests regulations of locations – Kim Shute
https://www.newstrib.com/2019/12/05/no-opponents-speak-out-vs-legal-cannabis-sales/ayuy60w/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Batinick, McDermed call on Illinois House Speaker to resign – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/05/batinick-mcdermed-call-on-illinois-house-speaker-to-resign/ajtvlyb/

DAILY ILLINI
— Student Registered Student Organizations spread political activism on campus – KIMBERLY BELSER
https://dailyillini.com/news/2019/12/05/rsos-spread-political-activism/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/Blog/Posts/621/Uncategorized/2019/12/Pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout/blog-post/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— APRIL 14, 2014 FLASHBACK: ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS FUND CAPITOL FAX WITH NEARLY $100K

https://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/illinois-taxpayers-fund-capitol-gossip-with-nearly-100k.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems scrambling for impeachment vote by Christmas: ‘We must move swiftly’ – Gabriella Muñoz and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/4/democrats-scrambling-impeachment-vote-christmas/

FOX NEWS
— CNN staffer says boss threatened him over discrimination case – Dom Calicchio
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-staffer-says-boss-threatened-him-over-discrimination-case-report

AMERICAN THINKER
— Rand Paul’s annual waste report illustrates fiscal insanity – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/rand_pauls_annual_waste_report_illustrates_fiscal_insanity.html

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Hate on Parade at Democrat Show Trial
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/04/hate-on-parade-at-democrat-show-trial/

COLLEGE FIX
— Nearly 50% of Republican students say they’ve had a prof go on anti-Trump tangent – JENNIFER KABBANY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/poll-nearly-50-percent-of-professors-have-gone-on-tangents-criticizing-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Workplace Immigration Inquiries Quadruple Under Trump ICE unit’s investigators open fewer cases related to gangs, weapons and financial crimes – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/workplace-immigration-inquiries-quadruple-under-trump-11575550802

BLOOMBERG
— Starbucks Discloses Gender and Racial Pay Gap: There Isn’t One – Jeff Green (DIERSEN: To assess pay gaps, the work experience, education, and professional certifications and licenses of employees have to be considered.) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/starbucks-discloses-gender-racial-pay-163351613.html

FORBES
— Judge Offers Novel Interpretation of Experience Range in Job Advertisement – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? I have 20 years experience serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I have 7 years experience serving as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois. I have almost 18 years experience working for GAO, that last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. I have almost 9 years experience working for IRS, that last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my work experience the most. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would especially focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/12/04/judge-offers-novel-interpretation-of–experience-range-in-job-advertisement/#196decc3399a

RT
— JULY 25, 2019 FLASHBACK: ‘Algorithms don’t write themselves’: Google whistleblower on Big Tech merging with politics (DIERSEN: According to Google, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails lack original content. I should write a book about my competitors who focus on making what they do look like “original content.” Unlike them, I stress a) the website the article is posted on, b) its unhidden hyperlink, c) its title, and d) its author. What is “original” in each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email is my judgment of which articles posted on websites during the previous 12 hours are or should be of interest to Illinois Republicans.)
https://www.rt.com/usa/465000-google-engineer-whistleblower-veritas/

GOOGLE
— Content Policies: Original content  We strive to make it easy for users to find news that is independent and original. Sites accepted into Google News should be a significant source of fresh, original content. (DIERSEN: According to Google, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails lack original content. I should write a book about my competitors who focus on making what they do look like “original content.” Unlike them, I stress a) the website the article is posted on, b) its unhidden hyperlink, c) its title, and d) its author. What is “original” in each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email is my judgment on which articles posted on websites during the previous 12 hours are or should be of interest to Illinois Republicans.) 
https://support.google.com/news/publisher-center/answer/6204050?hl=en

December 4 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker says pot law will create black and latino millionaires as black aldermen push delay of sales over lack of diversity in industry But state officials say it will take more time for the social equity provisions in the law to go into effect. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20996093/cannabis-marijuana-j-b-pritzker-black-caucus-sales-delay-pot
— Pot smokers could still get ticketed for toking in their own backyards despite new law, CPD says But Chicago cops are being encouraged to explain the new law to residents caught violating it rather than take punitive measures right way, officials say. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20995476/pot-smoking-tickets-private-property-chicago-police

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–marijuana-vaping-arrests-20191203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-recreational-marijuana-pritzker-20191205-iezqswliebhlxn4vp6552ng3e4-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-recreational-marijuana-delay-african-american-ownership-20191204-5mzkejknmjbmxbee6qnlp4sn6a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for problems that Black women have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-kamala-harris-black-woman-president-20191204-skyuncgwpzdrxc4x7x5u7ywhki-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Des Plaines to allow recreational pot sales, related businesses – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191204/des-plaines-to-allow-recreational-pot-sales-related-businesses

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Hoscheit drops re-election bid; Shepro to run in his district Shepro: ‘I felt honored that he asked me to run’ – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/03/hoscheit-drops-re-election-bid-shepro-to-run-in-his-district/ajbwpd8/

SOUTHERN
— More urgency needed on ethics reforms, Illinois GOP lawmakers say – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-urgency-needed-on-ethics-reforms-illinois-gop-lawmakers-say/article_1504c6dd-1903-5d7b-9f2a-6452a1cb075d.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois Republicans call for special December session to address corruption – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/illinois-republicans-call-for-special-december-session-to-address-corruption/article_52d26e82-2cc4-5064-8714-3e1a3255871e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter First TV Commercial Airs and Fundraiser Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/il-14-james-marter-first-tv-commercial-airs-and-fundraiser-tomorrow-night/ 
— Pritzker Names Two Former Republican State Representatives to Ethics Panel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/pritzker-names-two-former-republican-state-representatives-to-ethics-panel/ 
— UPDATE: Northwest Herald Polls on Word “Whore” and Links to Story on Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/northwest-herald-polls-on-word-whore/ 
— Commenter Tells Some of What Happened in the Courtroom in Mary McClellan Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/commenter-tells-some-of-what-happened-in-the-courtroom-in-mary-mcclellan-proceedings-against-mchenry-county-blog/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Most Recent Bankruptcy Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/judicial-candidate-mary-mcclellan-most-recent-bankruptcy-petition/ 
— Precinct Committeepersons Filings for McHenry County Final
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy/ 
— Virginia Firm Makes Only Cost-Benefit Proposal for Consolidating McHenry Township with County Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/virginia-firm-makes-only-cost-benefit-proposal-for-consolidating-mchenry-township-with-county-government/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan Files Emergency Motion Against McHenry County Blog Last Week, Seeks $1,800
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/03/mary-mcclellan-files-emergency-motion-against-mchenry-county-blog-last-week-seeks-1800/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. SKILLICORN WARNS ABOUT PARKING TAX HIKE IN NEW YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rep-allen-skillicorn-parking-space-tax-more-costly-and-intrusive-than-most-realize.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Plummer says he was offered ethics commission slot in exchange for his silence
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/plummer-says-he-was-offered-ethics-commission-slot-in-exchange-for-his-silence/
— Unfunded pension liabilities grew a half billion dollars more than expected
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/unfunded-pension-liabililties-grew-a-half-billion-dollars-more-than-expected/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Video shows climbers surmounting border wall Trump claimed ‘impossible to climb’ – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/video-shows-climbers-surmounting-border-wall-trump-claimed-impossible-to-climb

AMERICAN THINKER
— Global warming, global cooling, climate change, climate emergency, climate catastrophe, climate collapse, or existential threat? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/global_warming_global_cooling_climate_change_climate_emergency_climate_catastrophe_climate_collapse_or_existential_threat.html

BREITBART
— Americans Billed $60B a Year to Educate Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/byrne-americans-billed-60b-a-year-to-educate-illegal-aliens-anchor-babies/

GOPUSA
— Conservative Family Research Council fundraises against Chick-fil-A on ‘Giving Tuesday’
http://www.gopusa.com/conservative-family-research-council-fundraises-against-chick-fil-a-on-giving-tuesday/

DAILY WIRE
— Piers Morgan Blasts European Leaders Mocking Trump – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/piers-morgan-blasts-european-leaders-mocking-trump-sniggering-and-bing-like-spiteful-little-mean-girls
— Buttigieg: Anyone Who Supported Trump Is Soft On Racism – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/buttigieg-anyone-who-supported-trump-is-soft-on-racism

DAILY CALLER
— ICE Spokesman Says Criminal Illegal Aliens Are Attracted To Sanctuary Cities – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/04/ice-santuary-cities-illegal-aliens/

ROLL CALL
— House Democrats to move on temporary ‘SALT’ cap increase – Doug Sword (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-democrats-move-temporary-salt-cap-increase

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats value diversity, but the presidential field is increasingly white – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-03/democrats-value-diversity-but-the-presidential-field-is-increasingly-white

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Food Stamps in Good Times The jobless rate is 3.6%. When better to renew work requirements? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/food-stamps-in-good-times-11575505774

FORTUNE
— Kamala Harris’s Exit Leaves a Historically Diverse Field Pretty Pale and Male – Kristen Bellstrom and Emma Hinchliffe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fortune.com/2019/12/04/kamala-harris-out-2020-candidates/

MARKET WATCH
— Do Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s and IBM match employees’ donations to charity? The answers may surprise you – Leslie Albrecht (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees are encouraged to use the Combined Federal Campaign ( https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ ) to make donations. Federal employees should assume that all their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates will know which organizations they donated to and how much. If you donate any money to organizations that promote conservative causes, you are in big trouble.) 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-walmart-amazon-mcdonalds-and-ibm-match-employees-donations-to-charity-the-answers-may-surprise-you-2019-12-04