February 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan replacement Edward Guerra Kodatt resigns after only 3 days, Angelica Guerrero Cuellar nominated as new successor – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-replacement-edward-kodatt-resigns-after-only-3-days/10367048/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pro-Trump candidate Catalina Lauf announces plans to challenge one of the former president’s Republican critics, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-catalina-lauf-challenge-kinzinger-congress-16th-district-20210224-rohj5knnhvfknnxxdjslqzzkny-story.html
— Madigan’s successor resigns after 3 days, still eligible for month’s pay | Lightfoot caught cussing on hot mic during City Council meeting | Pro-Trump Republican launches bid to unseat Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauf-kinzinger-trump-madigan-kodatt-lightfoot-hot-mic-spin-20210225-pld36jnfxngsxkgdhgwpgojgza-story.html
— Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor in state House resigns just three days after being installed – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Only in Illinois: Two days of ‘work’ and $5,788 possible for ousted Madigan replacement – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-madigan-20210224-gv7ew5xvfzgcxo2vsvsuial3qe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Welch sidesteps ‘inner-party squabbles’ over state Democratic post, but OK with Madigan seat appointment process. Welch, who was chosen to succeed Madigan as speaker last month, discussed Kodatt’s sudden resignation and other issues Wednesday during a livestreamed event. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/24/22299826/speaker-emanuel-chris-welch-madigan-kodatt-kelly-castro-harris-graduated-income-tax
— Lightfoot caught on a hot mic again — this time, using profanity during City Council meeting. As Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez concluded remarks on a Black History Month resolution, Lightfoot can be heard muttering, “You’ve got to be f—ing kidding me.” Lightfoot quickly texted Sanchez, telling her the profane remark had nothing to do with what the alderman was saying. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/24/22299608/lightfoot-chicago-city-council-meeting-hot-mic-comments-black-history-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez

DAILY HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary
— Madigan’s successor resigns amid ‘questionable conduct’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/madigans-successor-resigns-amid-questionable-conduct
— Schaumburg GOP to host forum for township, library candidates Feb. 27
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/schaumburg-gop-to-host-forum-for-township-library-candidates-feb-27
— Cronin: DuPage’s vaccine allotment ‘completely and totally inadequate’ – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210223/cronin-dupages-vaccine-allotment-completely-and-totally-inadequate
— Wheaton League of Women Voters hosts outdoor voter registration events in March – Mary Pritchard
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210224/wheaton-league-of-women-voters-hosts-outdoor-voter-registration-events-in-march

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Hopefuls Open To Marijuana Sales And Gambling. City Council candidates give their views on the issues during a forum. – David Giuliani
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-hopefuls-open-marijuana-sales-gambling

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Assessor Alan Zielinski Trounced by Republican Party-Endorsed Opponent Terra De Baltz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/grafton-township-assessor-alan-zielinski-trounced-by-republican-party-endorsed-opponent-terra-de-baltz/
— Lesperance Retains Nunda Township Road Commissioner Position, Parrish Coalition Captures Control of Township Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/lesperance-retains-nunda-township-road-commissioner-position-parrish-coalition-captures-control-of-township-board/
— Randy Funk Next Algonquin Township Supervisor, Danijela Sandberg Moves to April Contest for Road Commissioner against Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/randy-funk-next-algonquin-township-supervisor-danijela-sandberg-moves-to-april-contest-for-road-commissioner-against-derek-lee-bob-millers-son-in-law/
— A Quote about Politicians Who Get Rich in Office from Harry Truman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/message-of-the-day-a-quote-6/
— What Is Not Taught During Black History Month
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/what-is-not-taught-during-black-history-month/
— Madigan’s Bizarre Mistake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/message-of-the-day-bizarre/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois HFS teaching Unconscious Bias, Microaggression, Microinequities, Microinsults, Microassaults, Microinvalidations. – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/illinois-hfs-teaching-unconscious-bias-microaggression-microinequities-microinsults-microassaults-microinvalidations/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CATALINA LAUF ANNOUNCES BID TO OUST KINZINGER, SAYING TRUMP WILL BACK HER WITH $2M
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/catalina-lauf-announces-bid-to-oust-kinzinger-saying-trump-will-back-her-with-2m.html
— REP. HALBROOK: COLD TEMPERATURES EXPOSE VULNERABILITIES IN WIND ENERGY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rep-halbrook-cold-temperatures-expose-vulnerabilities-in-wind-energy.html
— THEY WANT TO FORCE COVID SHOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/they-want-to-force-covid-shots.html
— THORNER: WORLD’S DEADLIEST VIRUS ISN’T COVID, IT’S COMMUNISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-worlds-deadliest-virus-isnt-covid-its-communism-.html
— INDIANA ELIMINATES LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/indiana-eliminates-license-to-carry-handgun.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? HEADING TO CPAC 2021
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/wheres-weyermuller-heading-to-cpac-2021-.html
— BAILEY LAUNCHES GUBERNATORIAL BID WITH BUS TOUR; SPEAKS TO IR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/bailey-launches-gubernatorial-bid-with-bus-tour-speaks-to-ir-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases; 44 additional deaths; 1,511 hospitalized; 338 in ICU; 2.6 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 55,947 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/2022-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-44-additional-deaths-1511-hospitalized-338-in-icu-26-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55947-average-daily-dosess/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Turley slams Dems’ ‘slippery slope toward censorship’ of conservative outlets – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/jonathan-turley-slams-dems-slippery-slope-toward-c/

CNS NEWS
— How the Left Has Weaponized Charges of ‘Misinformation’ to Quash Dissent – Ben Shapiro
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ben-shapiro/ben-shapiro-how-left-has-weaponized-charges-misinformation-quash-dissent

DAILY CALLER
— Michigan GOP Censures Fred Upton For Voting To Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Spot – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/24/michigan-gop-censured-rep-upton-remove-rep-greene-committee/

FEDERALIST
— Senate Hearing On The Capitol Riot Exonerated Trump. Tuesday’s testimony made perfectly clear that Donald Trump did not incite the Capitol riot. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/24/senate-hearing-on-the-capitol-riot-exonerated-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pence Praises Trump During Meeting With Republicans – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pence-praises-trump-during-meeting-with-republicans_3709477.html

THE HILL
— GOP leaders clash over Trump presence at CPAC – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Those who want to drive conservatives out of the GOP use the GOP’s Big Tent policy to drive conservatives out of the GOP.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540297-mccarthy-cheney-disagree-on-trumps-role-at-cpac
— Democrat posts trans flag across from Marjorie Taylor Greene’s House office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540375-marjorie-taylor-greenes-house-office-neighbor-posts-trans-flag-outside-door
— Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540414-democratic-fury-with-gop-explodes-in-house

February 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan suggests Edward Guerra Kodatt resign due to ‘alleged questionable conduct’ – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-suggests-his-replacement-resign-after-only-2-days-/10365835/

CBS2
— Daniel Biss Declares Victory In Evanston Mayoral Race
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/23/daniel-biss-declares-victory-in-evanston-mayoral-race/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/904342

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Question for Gov. Pritzker: Do crime victims get a pen too? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-prem-police-reform-john-kass-20210224-ybrkvdqwzbhqrnc3kggrqmmosy-story.html
— Madigan calls on successor Edward Guerra Kodatt to resign just two days after installing him as replacement – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Elgin police disguising its lack of diversity when it showcases officers during Black History Month, former chief says – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-police-criticized-black-officer-hiring-st-0224-20210224-ukrf2smua5gkjjt6dzqqrivuky-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House flip? Mike Madigan urges his hand-picked successor to step down — after just two days on the job. State Rep. Edward Guerra Kodatt, 26, received the appointment Sunday during a meeting of Democratic committeepersons. But Mike Madigan issued a statement late Tuesday urging the 13th Ward worker to take a hike. – Rachel Hinton

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298107/madigan-house-appointee-steps-down-edward-guerra-kodatt-speaker-tabares-appointment

— Rep. Robin Kelly has the edge for new Democratic Party of Illinois chair. Takeaways on the messy politics surrounding picking a replacement for the scandalized Mike Madigan, party chair since 1998. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/23/22298331/rep-robin-kelly-edge-democratic-party-illinois-chair-madigan-pritzker-durbin-duckworth

DAILY HERALD
— Cherokee chief: Time for Jeep to end use of tribe’s name – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210222/business/302229903/
— OBITUARY: ROSEMARY T. KAENEL – 1928 – 2021
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=rosemary-t-kaenel&pid=197838723&fhid=6268
(FROM THE OBITUARY: She loved children and was a courageous member of the Right to Life movement making numerous pilgrimages to Washington DC. She stuffed envelopes for her political candidates and marched in a few parades, but she practiced the politics of politeness hoping to catch more flies with honey than vinegar.)

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary. Lauf says she will bring back true Republican values, calling Kinzinger ‘fake’ for recent votes, anti-Trump rhetoric. – Kelli Duncan
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/election/2021/02/24/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 106 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/24/dupage-county-reports-106-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths/

FOX ILLINOIS
— As Republicans weigh Trump’s future, polls show GOP voters want him to lead – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/as-republicans-weigh-trumps-future-polls-show-gop-voters-want-him-to-lead

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Judges’ Work Experience Can Impact Court Rulings — And Legal Precedent – CARRIE JOHNSON
(DIERSEN: What is your work experience? Everyone should know everyone’s work experience. My critics/opponents badmouth my work experience. I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year. I worked for IRS as a Revenue Officer for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-judges-work-experience-can-impact-court-rulings-and-legal-precedent#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Judges with backgrounds as prosecutors or corporate lawyers, who represent the majority of federal district court jurists, are significantly more likely to rule in favor of employers in workplace disputes, according to a new study of diversity on the bench. Emory University law professor Joanna Shepherd conducted the study, which she described as the first published research about whether judges from certain professional backgrounds are more likely to rule against workers. Shepherd concluded that judges appointed by former President Barack Obama with corporate backgrounds are 36% less likely to rule on behalf of employees. Obama judges who have a background as prosecutors are 50% less likely to decide in favor of employees in those cases compared with non-prosecutors, she reported. Her work received some financial support from the group Demand Justice, which advocates for progressive judicial nominees. The new findings come as advocates push for greater professional diversity among President Biden’s presumptive judicial nominees. Former prosecutors and corporate lawyers make up nearly 7 in 10 judges on the federal district courts, which consider lawsuits over employment, immigration, the environment and other topics.
“Our results suggest that expanding the professional diversity of the federal judiciary will do more than just create a judiciary that is more representative of the legal profession,” Shepherd said. “It can affect actual case outcomes and, as a result, the development of legal precedent.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their manipulation and domination of religion.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelical-leaders-condemn-radicalized-christian-nationalism#stream/0

WIFR
— Former Trump advisor Catalina Lauf to challenge Rep. Adam Kinzinger in GOP primary. Lauf calls Kinzinger a ‘fake republican.’
https://www.wifr.com/2021/02/24/former-trump-advisor-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-rep-adam-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

WREX
— Catalina Lauf to challenge Rep. Adam Kinzinger in GOP Primary – James Stratton
https://wrex.com/2021/02/23/catalina-lauf-to-challenge-rep-adam-kinzinger-in-gop-primary/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Removed In 2020, Report Says; More Than 700 Remain – RACHEL TREISMAN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/nearly-100-confederate-monuments-removed-2020-report-says-more-700-remain#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To get even more votes from LGBTQers, Democrats want even more laws that give LGBTQers even more power over those who do not promote LGBTQ. How soon will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially prohibit those who do not promote LGBTQ from seeking or holding government or political offices, getting an education, getting a job, owning property, etc.?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/house-vote-equality-act-heres-what-law-would-do#stream/0

CHICAGO PATCH
— Most IL Dems Mum As Biden Lets Chicago U.S. Attorney Keep Digging. President Biden’s change of heart on U.S. Attorney John Lausch keeps fed’s massive corruption probe alive a while longer. – Mark Konkol
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents supported Patrick Fitzgerald when he was the U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois 2001-2012. In Diersen v. GAO, Fitzpatrick made it very clear a) that he rejected the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform and b) that he favored political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/most-il-dems-mum-biden-lets-chicago-u-s-attorney-keep-digging

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Candidate Forums To Be Held By Glen Ellyn League Of Women Voters. Voters will get a chance to hear from candidates for village president, village trustee, local school boards and Milton Township supervisor. – Lisa Marie Farver
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/candidate-forums-be-held-glen-ellyn-league-women-voters

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois’ population decline becomes issue in governor’s race more than 20 months out – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs drive Republicans out of Illinois.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-population-decline-becomes-issue-in-governor-s-race-more-than-20-months-out/article_b76a7430-7626-11eb-a43a-bf15d28c1d85.html

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Parks closed, but top Chicago Parks’ execs give themselves $187K in raises
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/574550846-parks-closed-but-top-chicago-parks-execs-give-themselves-187k-in-raises

MC HENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry County GOP Township Election Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/township-election-update-about-830/
— Dundee Township: Returns from 35 of 35 Precincts Have Chris Kempf Winning Road Commissioner by Nearly 4 to 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/dundee022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker on Bailey’s campaign kickoff: “I am concerned about a super spreader event”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/pritzker-on-baileys-campaign-kickoff-i-am-concerned-about-a-super-spreader-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden a dark money puppet – Adam Laxalt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/biden-a-dark-money-puppet/
— Malicious purge of Parler powered by abusive Big Tech – Richard Berman
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/malicious-purge-of-parler-powered-by-abusive-big-t/
— Fox News, OANN, Newsmax in crosshairs as Democrats push conservative media purge – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/23/fox-news-oann-newsmax-crosshairs-democrats-push-co/

FOX NEWS
— Left targets civil liberties of conservatives Laura Ingraham examines the left’s attempt to silence all Trump supporters
https://news.yahoo.com/ingraham-left-targets-civil-liberties-040507125.html
— Romney says Trump likely Republican nominee if he runs in 2024. Romney noted in recent polls comparing Trump to other potential Republican candidates “he wins in a landslide.” – Brie Stimson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/romney-says-trump-likely-republican-nominee-if-he-runs-in-2024

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Covid Bill Is A Racist Plan, Not A Relief Plan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106859
— Leftist Hate Runs Deep
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106726

BREITBART
— ‘Counterinsurgency Campaign’ Against ‘Right-Wing Extremists’ Could Backfire – JOSHUA KLEIN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/23/wapo-counterinsurgency-campaign-against-right-wing-extremists-could-backfire/
— House, Senate GOP: Joe Biden’s HHS Nominee Wants Taxpayer-Funded Medicaid for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/23/house-senate-gop-joe-bidens-hhs-nominee-wants-taxpayer-funded-medicaid-for-illegal-aliens/
— Media Silent as Biden Illegally Holds Unaccompanied Migrant Children, Says Border Patrol Union – BOB PRICE
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/23/media-silent-as-biden-illegally-holds-unaccompanied-migrant-children-says-border-patrol-union/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Nearly half of Trump voters would leave GOP, support Trump-backed third party – Ryan Foley
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party. I would focus on leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-half-of-trump-voters-would-exit-gop-for-trump-backed-party.html

DAILY WIRE
— Washington Post During Trump: ‘Kids In Cages’; WaPo During Biden: ‘Migrant Facility For Children’ “Big difference 20 months and a new President makes. – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/wapo-during-trump-kids-in-cages-wapo-during-biden-migrant-facility-for-children

TOWNHALL
— Adam Kinzinger’s First Primary Opponent Catalina Lauf Announces Her Run with This Ad – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/23/watch-adam-kinzingers-first-primary-opponent-drops-an-america-first-ad-n2585221
— Trump Judges and the Equality Act – Joseph Backholm
https://townhall.com/columnists/josephbackholm/2021/02/23/trump-judges-and-the-equality-act-n2585205

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Appeals Suspension to Rejoin Facebook, Instagram – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-appeals-suspension-to-rejoin-facebook-instagram_3708281.html

THE HILL
— Florida official tells staff to ignore governor’s order to fly flags at half-staff for Rush Limbaugh – Joseph Guzman
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/540124-florida-official-tells-staff-to-ignore-governors-order-to-fly-flags

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon will Democrats, Liberations, Greens, Independents, and RINOs succeed in prohibiting White males from seeking and holding government and political offices unless they are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2021/state-legislature-demographics/

CBS NEWS
— Liz Cheney calls on Republicans to “make clear we aren’t the party of white supremacy” – AARON NAVARRO
(DIERSEN: Those who want to destroy the Republican Party want the Republican Party to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, conservative, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/liz-cheney-calls-on-republicans-to-make-clear-we-arent-the-party-of-white-supremacy/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mitch McConnell Would Like Trump to Fade Away. Good luck with that. – Thomas B. Edsall
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/opinion/mitch-mcconnell-would-like-trump-to-fade-away.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the effort to deny the reality of the Jan. 6 attack is evolving.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/23/how-effort-deny-reality-jan-6-attack-is-evolving/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Eve-increasingly, LGBTQers crow about their success in destroying heterosexuality, in destroying traditional marriage, and in destroying the traditional family.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/02/24/lgbtq-gallup-poll-more-us-adults-identify-lgbtq/4532664001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Sen. Ron Johnson airs conspiracy theory about ‘fake Trump supporters’ in Senate hearing on Capitol riot – DAVE GOLDINER (DIERSEN: If you really are a Trump-supporter, you do not do things that harm Trump. If you really are a Trump-hater, you do things that harm Trump.)
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-ron-johnson-capitol-riot-trump-20210223-v6447lhwdzhnra6ftnvjouxxxa-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— No Speech Coddling in Chicago. A new journal from students who refuse to be cancelled. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-speech-coddling-in-chicago-11614125023
— More Green Blackouts Ahead. Biden’s regulators are ignoring the electrical grid’s vulnerability. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-green-blackouts-ahead-11614125061
— The Equality Act Makes Women Unequal. H.R. 5 erases ‘sex’ as a legal category, with dire consequences. – Inez F. Stepman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-equality-act-makes-women-unequal-11614123263

BLOOMBERG
— GOP Voters’ Post-Riot Departures Help Trump’s Base Cement Grip. Party defections in closed primary states tip balance to Trump. Trump vows to back primary challenges to Republican critics. – Gregory Korte
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-24/gop-voters-post-riot-departures-helps-trump-s-base-cement-grip

FORBES
— Paid To Stay Home— Coronavirus Aid Bill Pays Federal Employees With Kids Out Of School Up To $21K – Adam Andrzejewski
(DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who had children a) hinted/implied/argued/shouted that federal employees who had children should get big time preference and b) stressed that my wife and I gave up trying to have children, that we did not adopt, and that we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamandrzejewski/2021/02/23/paid-to-stay-home–coronavirus-aid-bill-pays-federal-employees-with-kids-out-of-school-up-to-21k/

WBAP
— Media Institute Hits Democrats for ‘Chilling Speech, Intimidating Distributors’
https://www.wbap.com/news/media-institute-hits-democrats-for-chilling-speech-intimidating-distributors/
— Dershowitz: 2 Congressmen Want McCarthyite ‘Red Channels’ as Newsmax, Fox Targeted
https://www.wbap.com/news/dershowitz-2-congressmen-want-mccarthyite-red-channels-as-newsmax-fox-targeted/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the hate-filled Trump-hating Liz Cheney promotes hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are White, male, older, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/liz-cheney-republican-party-white-supremacy-b1806493.html

February 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— WTTW takes a stand against left-leaning bias — a welcome media move – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-wttw-balta-bias-20210223-p3jfduewszeqda6k6liqbyf2uq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance update ending Chicago police cooperation with federal immigration agents – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-welcoming-city-lightfoot-20210223-bthyklzojjha3evtbevp6v45vy-story.html
— Oak Park board to pursue proclamation apologizing for past harms; trustees divided on reparations proposals – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-reparations-tl-0225-20210223-baewookh6bb7rj6y5jlndymbny-story.html
— Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch gets reprieve from Biden administration through transition | Illinois’ top Democrats split over next state party chair | Pro-Trump Downstate Sen. Darren Bailey launches gubernatorial bid – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-federal-prosecutor-madigan-lausch-biden-spin-20210224-55vljg6j6zgrnjgeeznqqq6jtu-story.html
— John Lausch stays for now. Thank you. We’ll take it. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-stays-20210223-dbtg5b7s2jcq3a432ddfa7zvay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Arlington Park on the block: Corporate owner Churchill Downs looks to sell historic racetrack. Churchill Downs Inc. is pitching the 93-year-old track as a “redevelopment opportunity,” meaning 2021 could be the last year the horses run at Arlington. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298122/arlington-park-sale-churchill-downs-illinois-horse-racing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lausch to stay as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. White House reportedly agrees to request from Sen. Durbin and Duckworth to keep him on, at least for now. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lausch-stay-chicagos-top-federal-prosecutor
— The intriguing fight to succeed Chairman Madigan. The battle over who will head the Illinois Democratic Party takes some very unusual twists. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/intriguing-fight-succeed-chairman-madigan

WREX
— Pritzker, Democrats celebrate monumental criminal justice law while GOP, police push back – Mike Miletich
https://wrex.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-democrats-celebrate-monumental-criminal-justice-law-while-gop-police-push-back/

LAGRANGE PATCH
— La Grange Village Official Bashes Trump. Trustee criticizes ex-president in asking board to approve contracts. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/la-grange-village-official-bashes-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Polling Places for Today’s GOP Primary Elections in Algonquin, Grafton & Nunda Townships – Ballots Today Will Determine All But One Township Official
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/polling-places-for-todays-gop-primary-elections-in-algonquin-grafton-nunda-townships-ballots-today-will-determine-all-but-one-township-official/
— State Senator Darren Bailey Seeking GOP Nomination for Governor – Spoke to Illinois Conservatives in Lake Geneva This Summer
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-seeking-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Sheriff Bill Prim’s Reaction to Governor Pritzker’s Signing of Criminal Law Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/sheriff-bill-prims-reaction-to-governor-pritzkers-signing-of-criminal-law-changes/
— Who’s Responsible for Covid Vaccination of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/whos-responsible-for-covid-vaccination-of-ice-detainees-in-mchenry-county-jail/
— Lakewood Planning on Creating More Speed Traps by Lowering Limits Throughout Village
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lakewood-planning-on-creating-more-speed-traps-by-lowering-limits-throughout-village/
— Porn on Zoom Screen at Dundee Crown High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/porn-on-zoom-screen-at-dundee-crown-high-school/
— Pritzker Press Release on 700-Page Bill Signed Yesterday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-press-release-on-700-page-bill-signed-today/
— Assessor Al Zielinski’s Alleged Sales Chasing Creates Fireworks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/saleschasing/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Files FEC Paperwork as Candidate to Primary Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lauf022321/
— Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/kempf022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Darren Bailey roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-roundup/
— Pritzker, Durbin battle over control of state party
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/pritzker-durbin-battle-over-control-of-state-party/
— 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases; 27 additional deaths; 1,488 hospitalized; 361 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,917 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/1665-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-27-additional-deaths-1488-hospitalized-361-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-30-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55917-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Conservative leaders call for state Attorneys General to probe Facebook, Twitter and Google over liberal bias. ‘Conservative speech is under attack,’ Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/conservative-leaders-state-attorneys-general-facebook-twitter-google-liberal-bias
— Trump wishes Tiger Woods a speedy recovery after LA crash. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wishes-tiger-woods-a-speedy-recovery-after-la-crash

GOPUSA
— House Democrats Target Newsmax, Fox News, OAN For De-Platforming From Cable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106798

BLAZE
— House takes first step in contested election review that may result in Republican being unseated. ‘I can’t think of a worst first step this committee could take’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-takes-first-step-in-contested-election-review-that-may-result-in-republican-being-unseated

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Demand Equal Seats on Capitol Riot Commission (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all, GAO employees are Democrats. Republicans should have always demanded that half of all GAO employees be Republicans.)
https://www.kmjnow.com/news/republicans-demand-equal-seats-on-capitol-riot-commission/

CNS NEWS
— LGBT Advocate to Exhibit at Conservative Political Action Conference – Craig Bannister
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the GOP.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/lgbt-advocate-exhibit-conservative-political-action-conference
— Congressional Dems Trying to Deplatform Fox News May Have Violated First Amendment – Hans Bader
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/congressional-dems-trying-deplatform-fox-news-may-have-violated-first

PJ MEDIA
— Northwestern University in Illinois: ‘The Whiteness Scale’ Tells You How Much of a Racist You Are – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/23/the-whiteness-scale-tells-you-how-much-of-a-racist-you-are-n1427691

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Gun Control Plan Would ‘Criminalize’ up to 105 Million People: Gun-rights Group – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-gun-control-plan-would-criminalize-up-to-105-million-people-gun-rights-group_3707740.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says GOP will “be a minority party forever” if we keep supporting Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540080-kinzinger-gop-will-be-a-minority-party-forever-if-we-keep-supporting-trump
— House Democrats press Facebook on role as a ‘breeding ground for polarization’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/540159-house-democrats-press-facebook-over-role-as-a-breeding-ground-for

YAHOO NEWS
— Graham: Trump will unify GOP, fight Biden’s immigration policies
https://news.yahoo.com/graham-trump-unify-gop-fight-040332040.html
— New podcast explores reparations for Black Americans
https://news.yahoo.com/podcast-explores-reparations-black-americans-010945923.html

CAPITOL RESEARCH
— Corporations Ditch the GOP After Capitol Hill Riot
https://capitalresearch.org/article/corporations-ditch-the-gop-after-capitol-hill-riot/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020 – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/straight-ticket-voting-took-another-big-leap-in-2020.html

February 22 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Chairman Condemns Signing of Anti-Police Bill
https://mailchi.mp/aa402829a678/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4755788

ABC7
— Mike Madigan resigns as Democratic Party of Illinois chairman
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-resigns-as-democratic-party-of-illinois-chairman/10362420/

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: HB 3653: Gov. Pritzker Signs Criminal Justice and Police Reforms Bill Into Law
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/hb-3653-gov-pritzker-to-sign-criminal-justice-police-reforms-bill-monday/2443923/
— Democrats Ask Cable and Streaming Providers About Their Role in Spreading Misinformation Ahead of Capitol Riot – Lauren Feiner
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/democrats-ask-cable-and-streaming-providers-about-their-role-in-spreading-misinformation-ahead-of-capitol-riot/2444143/

CBS2
— Video Shows Brauer House In Lombard Holding Concert That Appears To Have Large Crowd, Few Masks, No Social Distancing – Megan Hickey
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/22/brauer-house-lombard-concert-covid-19-social-distancing-masks/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan quits as state Democratic chair. Alderman, congresswoman reportedly mulling bids to take over as head of the party in Illinois. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigan-quits-state-democratic-chair
— America’s churches are now polarized, too – FRANCIS WILKINSON
(DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, churches promote the anti-religious Democrat Party platform.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/americas-churches-are-now-polarized-too
— Longtime investor slashes prices on 4 Trump hotel-condo units. A New Jersey physician, who also reportedly has owned units in a Trump New York property, has cut a combined $2 million out of his Chicago units’ prices in the past 11 months. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/longtime-investor-slashes-prices-4-trump-hotel-condo-units

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs sweeping Illinois criminal justice overhaul, which will end cash bail in Illinois starting in 2023 – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-criminal-justice-bill-20210222-nw7lh3upy5aipap2odh7jaofke-story.html
— Take down Chicago’s Lincoln statues? It’s iconoclasm gone mad. – SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL AND HAROLD HOLZER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-monuments-statues-lincoln-20210222-7sxvog75i5fcthilyi7uofwczm-story.html
— If you’re worried about ending cash bail, you’re fearmongering, Pritzker says – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-police-reform-trust-cash-bail-20210222-ib5jnlbrsjarfczbsesyxkcuzu-story.html
— Wheaton school district investigating ‘highly inappropriate images’ shared in virtual class – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-wheaton-schools-virtual-class-inappropriate-images-20210222-5vsgxzkwwjbazociy65sssjyzq-story.html
— Embattled former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan steps down as state Democratic Party chair – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-resigns-state-democratic-party-chair-20210222-tvqgosi57fchnfwrv5mfvg4hiq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Yes, Lincoln and Grant are on our list of questioned Chicago monuments — and we want to hear your views on that. Various accounts, especially on social media, have inaccurately described this project as an effort to tear it all down. This could not be further from the truth. It is a discussion. – Mark Kelly, Bonnie McDonald, and Jennifer Scott
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/22/22296065/chicago-monuments-project-abraham-lincoln-ulysses-grant-political-correctness-public-art

DAILY HERALD
— ‘Highly inappropriate images’ shared with virtual class in Dist. 200
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210222/highly-inappropriate-images-shared-with-virtual-class-in-dist-200
— Glen Ellyn League of Women Voters hosts virtual candidate forums
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210222/glen-ellyn-league-of-women-voters-hosts-virtual-candidate-forums

WIFR
— Job offers drop over conflicts between Illinois marijuana laws and company rules. Companies still drug test applicants to protect themselves from liabilities but local employment agencies say 40% of their applicants fail, making them un-hirable. – Zoe Chipalla
(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.wifr.com/2021/02/22/job-offers-drop-over-conflicts-between-illinois-marijuana-laws-and-company-rules/

ELMHURST PATCH
— Marijuana Sales And Gambling In Elmhurst? City’s mayoral candidates indicate some willingness to revisit the issues. – David Giuliani
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/marijuana-sales-gambling-elmhurst

DEPAUPIA
— Covid-19 swept through communities of color. The vaccine has yet to do the same. – María Marta Guzmán
(DIERSEN: I am doing my part. I am not going to seek vaccination until all those who are the following are vaccinated: minority, female, poor, in poor health, LGBTQ, veteran, liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, RINO, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://depauliaonline.com/52628/news/covid-19-swept-through-communities-of-color-the-vaccine-has-yet-to-do-the-same/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— MADIGAN VOWS TO REMAIN PARTY CHAIR AS HE PICKS HIS HOUSE SUCCESSOR – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-vows-to-remain-party-chair-as-he-picks-his-house-successor/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MARTER: I’M “ALL IN” TO REPLACE CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/marter-im-all-in-to-replace-congressman-adam-kinzinger-.html
— SCHIMPF RESPONDS TO PRITZKER SIGNING ANTI-LAW ENFORCEMENT BILL INTO LAW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/schimpf-responds-to-pritzker-signing-anti-law-enforcement-bill-into-law.html
— BEN SHAPIRO: IT’S TIME TO UNCANCEL AMERICANS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/ben-shapiro-its-time-to-uncancel-americans.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Schimpf talks Trump and labor, Bailey set to announce race
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/22/schimpf-talks-trump-and-labor-bailey-set-to-announce-race/
— 1,246 new confirmed and probable cases; 34 additional deaths; 1,504 hospitalized; 377 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.1 percent average test positivity rate; 55,499 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/22/1246-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-34-additional-deaths-1504-hospitalized-377-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-31-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55499-average-daily-doses/
— React to Pritzker signing criminal justice reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/22/react-to-pritzker-signing-criminal-justice-reform-bill/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to stake claim as presumptive 2024 GOP nominee at CPAC conference – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/22/trump-stake-claim-presumptive-2024-gop-nominee-cpa/

GOPUSA
— McDonald’s Plans To Replace “McMerit” With “McQuotas” On Organization Menu
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those who were Republican and conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106744
— Stunning Insult: Biden Says Minorities Don’t Know How To Get Online So He Will Spend $1B To Help Them
https://www.gopusa.com/stunning-insult-biden-says-minorities-dont-know-how-to-get-online-so-he-will-spend-1b-to-help-them/
— Poland Takes The Lead, Proposes $13.5M Fines For Big Tech Censorship
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106740
— New poll reveals nearly half of Trump supporters would abandon GOP if Trump created own party. ‘We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us’ – CHRIS ENLOE
(DIERSEN: What have the Republicans who represent you done to defend and advance the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-leave-gop-if-trump-starts-own-party

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Wouldn’t Consider Even Walking Through The Door’: Sen. Dick Durbin Blasts CPAC Attendees As Conspiracy Theorists – BRANDON GILLESPIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/22/john-berman-dick-durbin-cpac-conservative-political-action-conference-conspiracy-theorists/
— Big Tech Employees Donated More To Biden’s Campaign Than Any Other Sector – ANDREW TRUNSKY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/22/big-tech-employees-donated-biden-other-sector/

EPOCH TIMES
— Supreme Court Dismisses Slew of 2020 Presidential Election Lawsuits – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/supreme-court-dismisses-slew-of-2020-presidential-election-lawsuits_3706263.html
— Justice Clarence Thomas Dissents From Supreme Court on Election Case: ‘We Need to Make It Clear’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/justice-clarence-thomas-dissents-from-supreme-court-on-election-case-we-need-to-make-it-clear_3706242.html

THE HILL
— Trump lashes out after Supreme Court decision on his financial records – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539912-trump-lashes-out-after-supreme-court-decision-on-his-financial-records?userid=3526

POLITICO
— Democrats question TV carriers’ decisions to host Fox, OAN and Newsmax, citing ‘misinformation’ The lawmakers sent letters to AT&T, Verizon, Roku, Amazon, Apple, Comcast, Charter, DISH, Cox, Altice, Hulu and Alphabet. – JOHN HENDEL
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. They want the following to stop me from me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, candidates on ballots in my precinct, etc.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/democrats-conservative-media-misinformation-470863

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who wants Trump-supporters to leave the GOP? ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/22/maga-cult-wont-leave-gop-so-sane-republicans-must/

NEWSWEEK
— Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele Urges Trump Voters to Leave GOP to Form New Party: ‘There’s the Door’ – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who agrees with Steele? ANSWER: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-rnc-chair-urges-trump-voters-leave-gop-form-new-party-theres-door-1571010

February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why independent US attorneys are a must in Illinois – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-20210222-6fq6guw3s5fa7dlfgmqk2uluya-story.html
— Federal rescue gives Illinois’ leaders the choice to sink or swim – ADAM SCHUSTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-budget-federal-aid-20210220-7ocpu7e7erb3rigjjbd7zebkgm-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois the second most corrupt state, Chicago most corrupt city, UIC report says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/22/illinois-again-second-most-corrupt-state-uic-study-says/4507737001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Backlog of Illinois gun owner permits raises call to scrap ‘broken’ system – Darren Iozia
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/backlog-of-illinois-gun-owner-permits-raises-call-to-scrap-broken-system/article_bc5a75f2-ed1a-5806-aba2-9674f1de6ba0.html

SOUTHERN
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – DEAN OLSEN
https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/madigans-role-with-democratic-party-could-cause-headaches-for-politicians-observer-says/article_ea661ec3-a57c-5a40-ac45-52ff75a5ae97.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Darren Bailey expected to announce run for governor – Andrew Adams
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/darren-bailey-expected-to-announce-run-for-governor/article_354bafd2-730b-11eb-889d-678c54871a36.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 95 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 4 deaths, 4.55% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/21/dupage-county-reports-95-covid-19-cases-sunday-4-deaths-455-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Equality Act Will Lay Waste to This Already Divided House – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/the-equality-act-will-lay-waste-to-this-already-divided-house/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Origin and True Agenda of ‘Anti-Racist’ Politics. Woke ideology isn’t funded by grassroots communists. It is financed by global corporations and leftist billionaires. The intent is to destroy the sense of shared identity that defines America. – Edward Ring
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-origin-and-true-agenda-of-anti-racist-politics/
— The Sinkin’ Project’s Principled* Party. As one version of the #NeverTrump GOP losers guild falls apart, a new one seeks to fill the void of corporate right-wing lapdog for the media. Here’s why that is a good thing. – Ray McCoy
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-sinkin-projects-principled-party/

BREITBART
— Big Business Lobbies Biden to Import Foreign Workers as 17M Americans Remain Jobless – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/02/21/big-business-lobbies-biden-import-foreign-workers-17m-americans-remain-jobless/

BLAZE
— Trump supporters embrace Newsmax and OANN while confidence in Fox News as the ‘most trusted source of news’ plummets: poll More bad news for Fox News – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-fox-news-trusted-newsmax-oann

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Choice — President or Kingmaker? – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2021/02/22/trumps-choicepresident-or-kingmaker-n2585056
— Reparations: The Demand from Unclean Hands – Marc Little
https://townhall.com/columnists/marclittle/2021/02/22/reparations-the-demand-from-unclean-hands-n2585099

CAMPUS REFORM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois State University promotes scholarship for illegal immigrants – Dion J. Pierre
https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16864

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘We demand not to be coddled.’ UChicago students’ new publication fights cancel culture, supports free speech – JACKSON WALKER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/we-demand-not-to-be-coddled-uchicago-students-new-publication-fights-cancel-culture-supports-free-speech/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Victor Davis Hanson on Woke Ideology and the Way Forward for Conservatives – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/video-victor-davis-hanson-on-woke-ideology-and-the-way-forward-for-conservatives/

— California Republican state senator offers anti-cancel culture bill, Democrats want to cancel her in response – Leslie Eastman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/ca-republican-state-senator-offers-anti-cancel-culture-bill-democrats-want-to-cancel-her-in-response/

THE HILL
— Is the ‘civil war’ in the Republican Party really over? – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The war in the Republican Party had always been between a) Republicans, that is, those like me who want the party to defend and advance its platform and b) Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who reject planks in the platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/539757-is-the-civil-war-in-the-republican-party-really-over
— Almost half of Republicans would join Trump party: poll – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
https://thehill.com/homenews/politics-101/539779-almost-half-of-republicans-would-join-trump-party-poll
— Scalise avoids blaming Trump for Capitol riot following Mar-a-Lago visit – REMA RAHMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/539769-scalise-avoids-blaming-trump-for-capitol-riot-following-mar-a-lago-visit

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans face life ’in the wilderness’ Scores of Republicans are bolting the party in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But they’re discovering there’s really no place to go. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/anti-trump-republicans-third-party-470783
— Trump gears up for war with his own party. Cocooned in Mar-a-Lago, the newly acquitted ex-president is stepping up his political activities. – GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/20/trump-republican-party-midterms-470370

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/22/terrorists-white-nationalists-counterinsurgency/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/exclusive-trump-party-he-still-holds-loyalty-gop-voters/6765406002/

NEWSWEEK
— Big GOP Donors Seek to Funnel Money to Anti-Trump Republicans to Prise Party from His Grip – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/big-gop-donors-seek-funnel-money-anti-trump-republicans-prise-party-his-grip-1570863

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard. Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors. – Anne Tergesen and Heather Gillers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-retirement-crisis-hits-black-americans-hard-11613989981
— What’s Keeping Black Workers From Moving Up the Corporate Ladder? – Vanessa Fuhrmans and Te-Ping Chen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-keeping-black-workers-from-moving-up-the-corporate-ladder-11613926801
— Is a Mid-Career M.B.A. Worth It? – Patrick Thomas
(DIERSEN: I was 27 years old in 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-a-mid-career-m-b-a-worth-it-11613926837

FORBES
— The Wealth Tax – Kevin Coldiron
(DIERSEN; Where did your wealth come from? My wealth came from what I earned doing yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; auditing federal agencies 1980-1997, collecting a Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997, and collecting Social Security since 2010.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevincoldiron/2021/02/22/the-wealth-tax—when-thomas-piketty-and-eleanor-shellstrop-agree-its-time-to-act/

INC.
— Lost Your Motivation? 3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get It Back It’s not just you. – MINDA ZETLIN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on demotivating Republicans. I would focus on Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. I would focus on those who focus on demotivating me.)
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/motivation-self-help-self-care-mood-boosters-mood-improvement-happiness.html

ALTERNET
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters declare war on those who do not hate Trump.
https://www.alternet.org/2021/02/state-gops/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/22/us-white-supremacy-democracy-capitol-attack

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

February 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote LGBTQ-promoters. To promote LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://abc7chicago.com/10358126/

CBS2
— More Long Lines At Chicago Post Offices, Complaints About Missing Mail Surface This Weekend – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/20/chicago-post-offices-long-lines-missing-mail/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Republican lawmakers trying to give drivers who hit protesters legal immunity
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republican-lawmakers-trying-to-give-drivers-who-hit-protesters-legal-immunity

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/21/michael-madigan-resigned-but-his-political-clout-lingers/4507704001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-a-year-after-legalization-cannabis-sales-are-a-new-pot-of-money-for/article_9272ca08-f663-50f8-9975-6c1898df0945.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 91 COVID-19 cases Saturday, 4 deaths, 4.48% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/20/dupage-county-reports-91-covid-19-cases-saturday-4-deaths-448-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Merrick Garland Heads For Confirmation Hearing, 5 Years After He Was Denied A Vote – CARRIE JOHNSON
(DIERSEN: I was denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/merrick-garland-heads-confirmation-hearing-5-years-after-he-was-denied-vote#stream/0

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Fatal Overdoses Spiked In DuPage County In 2020: Coroner In 2020, DuPage County saw a 17 percent increase in fatal opioid overdoses. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/s/hfrjp/fatal-overdoses-spiked-in-dupage-county-in-2020-coroner

CHICAGO NOW
— Part 1 of GOP GOV primary cand. Bailey interview – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/part-1-of-gop-gov-primary-cand-bailey-airing-this-morning-in-chicago-on-web-part-2-on-tues-night-in-suburbs-chicago/

WIREPOINTS
— Rep. Jan Schakowsky leading new charge to bully big tech into more censorship – Quicktake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about bullies who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and or Republican. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://wirepoints.org/rep-jan-schakowsky-leading-new-charge-to-bully-big-tech-into-more-censorhip-quicktake/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trailer Turned into Political Sign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/message-of-the-day-a-trailer-2/
— “Politically Motivated” Teaching Requirements Mandated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/politically-motivated-teaching-requirements-mandated/
— Madigan – Political Success, Policy Failure
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/madigan-political-success-policy-failure/
— Chris Kempf Walk Piece Delivered in Algonquin for Dundee Township Highway Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/21/kempf022121/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Free speech social media platform Gab goes mysteriously dark – Michael Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/free-speech-social-media-gab-dark

BREITBART
— Donald Trump to Speak at CPAC Next Week in First Appearance Since Leaving Office – ASHLEY OLIVER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-next-week-in-first-appearance-since-leaving-office/
— Nearly 100,000 in U.S. Died from Coronavirus in Biden’s First Month in Office – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/20/nearly-100000-in-u-s-died-from-coronavirus-in-bidens-first-month-in-office/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump To Give Speech At CPAC In First Major Post-Presidency Appearance – DYLAN HOUSMAN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/20/donald-trump-cpac-speech-2021-joe-biden-republican-party-immigration/

DAILY WIRE
— DeSantis Makes Move To Honor Rush Limbaugh, Democrats Spaz Out – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/desantis-makes-move-to-honor-rush-limbaugh-democrats-spaz-out

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Republicans Warn Against Moving Away From Trump Legacy As GOP Moves Forward
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who are anti-Trump are also anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.oann.com/republicans-warn-against-moving-away-from-trump-legacy-as-gop-moves-forward/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Thursday, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted “establishment Republicans, if you try to purge Trumpism from the GOP, the base of our party will reject you.” He also noted “America first is the future.” A recent poll showed support for President Trump among GOP voters was still strong following his acquittal in the impeachment trial. According to the Politico and Morning Consult survey, 59 percent of Republican respondents supported the idea of President Trump playing a major role in the party going forward. In the meantime, the Conservative Political Action Conference, which is set for next week in Orlando, showed it’s firmly in the 45th President’s corner with a line-up of pro-Trump conservative speakers. President Trump himself has been confirmed to speak, as well.)

HOT AIR
— Americans Display A Strong Shift Toward More Federal Regulation Of Big Tech – ANDREW MALCOLM
https://hotair.com/archives/latimestot/2021/02/20/majority-says-big-tech-needs-more-federal-control/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Talk About the Future of Republican Party at CPAC – JANITA KAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-talk-about-the-future-of-republican-party-at-cpac-senior-advisor_3704716.html

YAHOO NEWS
— John Cox Enters California Governor’s Race With Ad That Slams Rivals
https://news.yahoo.com/john-cox-enters-ca-governors-193436734.html

CNN
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House, while Pence declines invitation – Jim Acosta and Pamela Brown
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/20/politics/trump-cpac-republican-party/index.html

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating corporations use the Capitol Riot to slash donations to Republican candidates.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-politics-corporate-idUSKBN2AL013

NBC NEWS
— Trump expected to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving office. The former president has not appeared publicly since he retreated to his Florida resort on Jan. 20th.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-expected-speak-cpac-first-public-appearance-leaving-office-n1258455

NBC NEWS
— It’s time to redraw America’s voting maps. Where’s the data? Voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm over Census delays they say will make the process of redistricting harder and gerrymandering easier. – Jane C. Timm
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/it-s-time-redraw-america-s-voting-maps-where-s-n1258287

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda. The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda. – Astead W. Herndon
(DIERSEN: The Democrat Party is a coalition of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/us/politics/biden-agenda-democrats.html
— Chicago Lists Lincoln Statues Among Monuments to Review. A city commission, created after protests against racism last year, identified five statues of Abraham Lincoln among 41 monuments that should receive public scrutiny. – Maria Cramer
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should be more than happy to take Lincoln statutes that Chicago Democrats do not want.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/us/chicago-statues-abraham-lincoln.html
— FRONT PAGE: China Censors the Internet. So Why Doesn’t Russia? The Kremlin has constructed an entire infrastructure of repression but has not displaced Western apps. Instead, it is turning to outright intimidation. – Anton Troianovski
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents pressure the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: a) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, b) Illinois Republican Party, c) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, d) Milton Township Republican Organization, e) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, f) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, g) Illinois Center Right Coalition, h) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, i) etc. Everyone in Illinois sees how the aforesaid candidates and organizations respond to the aforesaid pressure.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/21/world/europe/russia-internet-censorship.html
— Interest Surges in Top Colleges, While Struggling Ones Scrape for Applicants. Waiving standardized test requirements during the pandemic brought more hopefuls to the Ivy League and large state schools, while less-selective colleges face an alarming drop. – Amelia Nierenberg
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees from non-Ivy League universities are worthless, that is, my 1970 bachelor’s degree in management is worthless, my 1976 MBA from Loyola is worthless, my 1980 master’s degree in accounting from DePaul is worthless, and my 1997 master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT is worthless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/colleges-covid-applicants.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump will return to spotlight with speech at conservative CPAC – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/us-elections-government/ny-trump-cpac-conservative-20210220-fve6ybttenf4nbzedvpqoebjjm-story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance after leaving office – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2021/02/20/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-after-leaving-office/

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— Will the radical left reunite the GOP? – PAT BUCHANAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 to destroy the Republican Party in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township. I would focus on RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://siouxcityjournal.com/pat-buchanan-will-the-radical-left-reunite-the-gop/article_422ab245-f636-547c-bcb6-270e90cfcded.html
— Anti-Trump Republican office holders should join Democratic Party – Jim Rixner
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District who have always been anti-Trump. I would focus on those who have also always been anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://siouxcityjournal.com/opinion/columnists/the-regulars-anti-trump-republican-officer-holders-should-join-democratic-party/article_a04e7eb0-2081-5a01-bbd7-f8b360a7ebf1.html

DESERET NEWS
— If you think cancel culture isn’t a problem, you might be a Democrat. New poll shows deep partisan divide in views about shunning people for their controversial beliefs. – Jennifer Graham
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District.)
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/2/20/22287533/if-you-think-cancel-culture-isnt-a-problem-you-might-be-a-democrat-gina-carano-jk-rowling-republican

INDY 100 INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A New York school promotes hatred against Whites.
https://www.indy100.com/news/new-york-school-whiteness-manhattan-b1804629

BLOOMBERG
— America’s Churches Are Now Polarized, Too In religion as in politics, the legacy of Trumpism casts a long shadow. – Francis Wilkinson
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) shout at non-Protestants that Trump is a Protestant, b) shout at minorities that Trump is White, c) shout at women that Trump is a man, d) shout at younger people that Trump is older, e) shout at those who have less money that Trump has more money, f) shout at non-German Americans that Trump is German American, g) shout at veterans that Trump is a non-veteran, h) shout at LGBTQers that Trump is heterosexual, i) shout at non-married people that Trump is married, j) shout at non-gun owners that Trump is a gun owner, and k) shout at those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time that Trump’s ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-02-21/after-trump-america-s-churches-are-more-polarized-than-ever

FORBES
— Fewer Americans Than Ever Before Trust The Mainstream Media – Andy Meek
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes trust the mainstream media. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andymeek/2021/02/20/fewer-americans-than-ever-before-trust-the-mainstream-media/

RAW STORY
— Trump is signaling he wants to run in 2024 as he prepares for speech at conservative conference – Bob Brigham
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-cpac-speech/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers use Biden to destroy Catholics who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/conservative-catholics-now-claiming-joe-biden-obsessed-lgbtq-people/

GUARDIAN
— Growing number of Republican donors aim to prise party from Trump influence – Peter Stone
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major Republican donors and their recipients. I would focus on those who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination. I would focus on those who focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stopping everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/republican-donors-aim-move-party-away-trump-influence

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Former President Trump to speak at CPAC in 1st appearance since leaving office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-1st-appearance-since-leaving-office/10357399/
— Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-aims-to-avoid-politics-with-independent-jan-6-investigation/10357797/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2% – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1922-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/10357048/

NBC5
— Trump to Make First Post-Presidency Speech at Right-Wing (CPAC) Conference as He Keeps Grip on GOP – Jennifer Liu
(DIERSEN: For conservative-haters, “right-wing” is a pejorative.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-make-first-post-presidency-speech-at-right-wing-conference-as-he-keeps-grip-on-gop/2443414/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Ted Cruz explains his controversial trip to Cancun during Texas winter storm – Natalie Hee
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-ted-cruz-explains-his-controversial-trip-to-cancun-while-millions-of-texans-suffer-from-winter-storm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-presidential appearance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-cpac-speech-20210220-6xabry2qbzaxzdudjr53izsswy-story.html
— Carjackings in Chicago — including one involving retired cops — end with SWAT standoff and arrest of two at Villa Park motel – ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-villa-park-swat-arrest-20210220-lxewl23lyfh7xcrc7gpsngwnym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 and America’s dismal slump in life expectancy. For the first time in decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined by a full year — and more, for African Americans and Latinos — due to the extraordinary death toll of the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/20/22290090/covid-19-life-expectancy-decline-centers-for-disease-control-racial-disparities-editorial

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-post-white-house-appearance

WCIA
— Initiative to increase diversity on campus
(DIERSEN: To increase diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/initiative-to-increase-diversity-on-campus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Report on Anti-Kinzinger Training Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/il-16-report-on-anti-kinzinger-training-meeting/
— Another Mailing Featuring Nunda Township Slate on Which Eric Dowd Is Running for Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/another-mailing-featuring-nunda-township-slate-on-which-eric-dowd-is-running-for-road-commissioner/
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Randy Funk Shares Response to League of Women Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/randy-funk-shares-response-to-league-of-women-voters/
— Eric Dowd Criticizes Shift of Township Road District Tax Money Away from Cities and Villages
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/eric-dowd-criticizes-shift-of-township-road-district-tax-money-away-from-cities-and-villages/
— UPDATED x2: AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman – Raises over $3 Million for Texas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/aoc021921/\\
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Elaine Ramesh Lays Out Goals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/algonquin-township-supervisor-candidate-elaine-ramesh-lays-out-goals/
— State Senator Craig Wilcox Weighs In on Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/state-senator-weighs-in-on-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Biden Administration Begins Processing of Immigrants at Mexican Border – Link to Comment on Government Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/biden-administration-begins-processing-of-immigrants-at-mexican-border/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

GINGRICH 360
— Can a “Woke” American Military Protect the United States?
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/can-a-woke-american-military-protect-the-united-states/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/20/biden-fires-chicago-u-s-attorney-hot-on-the-trail-of-democratic-corruption-n1427040

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Rush Limbaugh’s Amazing 2009 Speech at CPAC Rings Just as True Today – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/rush-limbaughs-amazing-2009-speech-at-cpac-rings-just-as-true-today/
— Sky News Australia Host: ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/sky-news-australia-host-never-before-has-the-leader-of-the-free-world-been-so-cognitively-compromised/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Make First Public Speech Since Leaving White House at CPAC – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-make-public-appearance-at-cpac-on-feb-28_3704558.html
— YouTube Takes Down New Trump Interview – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-takes-down-new-trump-interview_3704154.html

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who focused on destroying conservatives.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

THE HILL
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539737-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-white
— GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who lost elections and who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539658-gop-mcconnell-trump-civil-war-will-hurt-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say. . .There are scores of unanswered questions around Trump’s involvement in 2022, including whether he’ll fundraise for Senate Republicans and how aggressively he’ll back primary challengers. . .Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012. By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday. The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/trump-cpac.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office. Former president to talk about future of GOP, Biden’s immigration policies. – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-office-11613862126

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office – Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/20/trump-speak-cpac/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump to speak at CPAC in first major public appearance since leaving office – Sarah Elbeshbishi
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-address-cpac-first-major-address-since-leaving-dc/4527693001/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State Senator Who Quit GOP Due to Trump Era Says Many Republicans Have No Political Home.”
https://www.newsweek.com/state-senator-who-quit-gop-due-trump-era-says-many-republicans-have-no-political-home-1570722

SKY NEWS
— ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6233603126001

CANNABIS HEALTH INSIDER
— Congress Members Demand Biden To Declare Mass Forgiveness Before Cannabis Legalization (DIERSEN: I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for doing that.)
https://cannabishealthinsider.com/6552/congress-members-demand-biden-to-declare-mass-forgiveness-before-cannabis-legalization/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to those who violated the Military Selective Service Act during the Vietnam War era, from August 4, 1964, to March 28, 1973. Draft evasion carries stiff punishments, including fines and years of imprisonment.)

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/donald-trump-cpac-republican-party

February 20 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,219 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths; Cook County Health gives 100,000th shot – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2219-new-covid-19-cases-63-deaths/10354123/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— GOP candidates in Ohio Senate race compete over who is more pro-Trump – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gop-candidates-in-ohio-senate-race-compete-over-who-is-more-pro-trump

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan’s heir apparent still up in the air — and he rejects call to stay out it. Leaders of the Coalition for Change IL3 released a list of demands Friday regarding the appointment, including that Madigan hand his votes over to a proxy and play no role in the decision. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/19/22291968/mike-michael-madigan-heir-apparent-resignation-appointment-house-speaker-representative

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Madigan gone, can Illinois afford a Munchkin moment? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-kass-madigan-20210220-e3mdxb6pvfhqjbpg6wdvdhjccy-story.html
— Struggling Cook County suburban areas face overdose epidemic, with death rates similar to Chicago, report says – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cook-county-opioid-overdoses-20210219-ly3yy24utvcgnedizsamkzdzxa-story.html
— With Chicago slipping toward chaos, report outlines how police and city leaders missed signs unrest was escalating and botched response – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-looting-response-tick-tock-20210219-5o6x3krnlve25gtytzmaep2dpi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Glendale Heights village president, one opponent survive ballot challenge – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/glendale-heights-village-president-one-opponent-survive-ballot-challenge

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Utility bills in some small Illinois towns skyrocket because of Texas cold – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/19/illinois-natural-gas-prices-increase-cold-winter-weather-forecast-snow/4506491001/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Mike Madigan does get to select his successor – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/19/mike-madigan-does-get-to-select-his-successor/

WGLT
— How McLean County Shaped Adam Kinzinger – ERIC STOCK
(DIERSEN: What state, what county, what township, what municipality, and what church and school shaped you? Illinois, Will County, Crete Township, Crete, Trinity Lutheran church and school in Crete, and Hope Lutheran church and school in Park Forest shaped me. My ancestors have been in northeast Illinois since 1844 and in Crete since 1854. I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and my brother continues to live in Crete.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/how-mclean-county-shaped-adam-kinzinger#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— With Or Without Trump, Republicans Will Likely Keep Right And Head South – RON ELVING
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/or-without-trump-republicans-will-likely-keep-right-and-head-south#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Underwood Endorses Anna Valencia in Democratic Party Primary for Secretary of State
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/il-14-underwood-endorses-anna-valencia-in-democratic-party-primary-for-secretary-of-state/
— Nunda Township Road Commissioner Lesperance Touts Financial Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/lesperance-touts-financial-record/
— AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman in Less Than 12 Hours
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/aoc021921/
— Pritzker’s Paragraph on Ethics
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/pritzkers-paragraph-on-ethics/
— Pritzker Provides Laugh Line
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/19/message-of-the-day-a-laugh-line/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WEAK ACCOUNTING STANDARDS ENABLE ILLINOIS BUDGET DEFICITS – Justin Carlson
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/weak-accounting-standards-enable-illinois-budget-deficits/
— MADIGAN WILL RETIRE WITH $2.9 MILLION PUBLIC PENSION AFTER CONTRIBUTING JUST $350,000 – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/madigan-will-retire-with-2-9-million-public-pension-after-contributing-just-350000/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Study: Heroin chief cause of suburban Chicago opioid deaths – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/19/study-heroin-chief-cause-of-suburban-chicago-opioi/

FOX NEWS
— ‘The View’ hosts trash Rush Limbaugh, say he ‘normalized hatred’ for ‘people sitting in their trucks’ Meghan McCain credits broadcaster for rise of ‘infotainment’ – David Rutz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/view-hosts-trash-rush-limbaugh-normalized-hatred-trucks
— McDonald’s plans to diversify leadership following racial discrimination allegations World’s biggest restaurant chain moves to bring more women and minorities into management roles
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/mcdonalds-plans-diversify-leadership-following-racial-discrimination-allegations

FEDERALIST
— Wisconsin’s Capital City Is Trying To Ban White People From Police Oversight Board. Heralded as a serious effort at ‘equity’ and ‘inclusion,’ Madison’s Police Civilian Oversight Board openly states that white people need not apply and are not welcome. – Daniel Lennington
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your municipality officially banish people, organizations, and companies that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/19/wisconsins-capital-city-is-trying-to-ban-white-people-from-police-oversight-board/

BREITBART
— Marco Rubio: ‘Nothing Compassionate’ About Joe Biden’s Open Borders Policies. “By ending the Migrant Protection Protocols, the Biden Administration is sending yet another signal that it is okay to come to this country unlawfully,” Rubio said. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/19/marco-rubio-nothing-compassionate-about-joe-bidens-open-borders-policies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— North Dakota Fights Big Tech Censorship, Introduces Bill Allowing Suits Against Platforms – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/kayla-sargent/2021/02/19/north-dakota-fights-big-tech-censorship-introduces-bill

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Dems seek to erase Trump from all federal property, forever – including burial in Arlington Nat. Cemetery – W.E. Thompson Jr.
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/02/19/dems-seek-to-erase-trump-from-all-federal-property-forever-including-burial-in-arlington-nat-cemetery-1032216/

NTD
— CPAC 2021 Approaches With Trump as Possible Speaker – Zachary Stieber
https://www.ntd.com/cpac-2021-approaches-with-trump-as-possible-speaker_569444.html

NBC NEWS
— News organizations struggle to meet diversity pledges despite key hires. “We want employees to know we’re not just window-washing,” said one media diversity executive. – Ahiza García-Hodges
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/news-organizations-struggle-meet-diversity-pledges-despite-key-hires-n1258264

NEW YORK TIMES
— Where Will Rush Limbaugh’s 15 Million Listeners Go Now? – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/business/media/rush-limbaugh-conservative-media.html
— Biden Is Going Big, and Americans Are With Him – Timothy Egan
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats will use government to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Democrats will promote/force dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. Ever-increasingly, Democrats will promote poverty and crime.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/opinion/biden-democratic-majority-winning.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Nobody loves ‘cancel culture’ more than Republicans do – Paul Waldman
(DIERSEN: Who leads the cancel culture in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those who lead the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/19/nobody-loves-cancel-culture-more-than-republicans-do/
— The GOP is Rush Limbaugh’s party. Trump only inherited it. – Brian Rosenwald
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hate Rush Limbaugh and hate those who listen to him. I would focus on Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/19/rush-limbaugh-gop-rino-trump/
— Texas journalists are providing critical information about a disaster they’re living through – Elahe Izadi
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for all disasters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on those who have been leaders of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/02/19/texas-winter-storm-journalism/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Migrants Crowd Border Crossing as Biden Administration Begins Undoing Trump Policy – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/migrants-crowd-border-crossing-as-biden-administration-begins-undoing-trump-immigration-policy-11613765396
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-immigration-opportunity-11613777993
— Online Speech Is Now an Existential Question for Tech. Content moderation rules used to be a question of taste. Now, they can determine a service’s prospects for survival. – Christopher Mims
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that because I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I should have to get prior approval from the following before I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like: the chairmen of the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Illinois Republican Party (IRP). Failing that, the want the MTRO, DCRCC. and IRP to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/online-speech-is-now-an-existential-question-for-tech-11613797254
(FROM THE ARTICLE: How do we make sure we’re not facilitating misinformation, violence, fraud or hate speech? At the same time, how do we ensure we’re not censoring users?)
— Lawmakers in U.K., Canada Slam Facebook After Australia News Blackout. Facebook said it had little choice but to restrict news in Australia because of proposed regulation. – Mike Cherney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawmakers-in-u-k-canada-slam-facebook-after-australia-news-blackout-11613735931
— Texas-Style Blackouts Are the Future. The grid is designed to shut down, and we’re designing it to shut down more often. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always extremely critical of my judgment. I should write a book about those who have been especially critical of my having a whole house natural gas fired backup electric generator installed.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-style-blackouts-are-the-future-11613772034

FORBES
— One Of The Most Powerful Politicians In U.S. History Leaves Office With His State’s Finances In Shambles – Patrick Gleason
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2021/02/19/one-of-the-most-powerful-politicians-in-us-history-leaves-office-with-his-states-finances-in-shambles/?sh=424da142615e

USA TODAY
— My family couldn’t survive on $7.25 minimum wage. But $15 gives us a fighting chance. – Alvin Major
(DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2021/02/19/minimum-wage-fight-for-15-strike-column/4493217001/

ORLANDO SENTINEL
— CPAC, America’s biggest conservative event, is coming to Orlando. Organizers say it will be safe. – STEVEN LEMONGELLO and STEVEN WALKER
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-prem-ne-cpac-orlando-advance-20210220-pfox44wrvbddtpmnkzb35sbzde-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican heavy-hitters ranging from Floridians Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott to national figures such as former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and embattled Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz are scheduled to appear at the Hyatt Regency Orlando from Thursday through Sunday. . .And there’s Charlie Kirk, chair of a conservative youth group, Turning Point USA.)

WION NEWS
— Coca-Cola promotes anti-white rhetoric, invites backlash
https://www.wionews.com/world/coca-cola-promotes-anti-white-rhetoric-invites-backlash-365070

HR DRIVE
— Glassdoor breaks down ratings, salaries by employee demographics – Kate Tornone
(DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with evidence that my Democrat GAO superiors paid their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or younger far more than they paid their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or older and who had similar or more education, work experience, and/or professional certifications and licenses.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/glassdoor-breaks-down-ratings-salaries-by-employee-demographics/595306/

GUARDIAN
— Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s plan to honour Rush Limbaugh raises hackles. Democratic leader angry at honour for deeply divisive figure. Flags to fly at half-staff for late hard-right talk radio host. – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/feb/20/rush-limbaugh-florida-ron-desantis-flags-half-staff

February 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 14th Amendment battle may loom if Trump decides to run in 2024 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/14th-amendment-battle-may-loom-if-trump-runs-again/10354837/

NBC5
— Trump Rages at Top Republicans Even as Advisors Urge Him to Focus Attacks on Biden, Democrats – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-rages-at-top-republicans-even-as-advisors-urge-him-to-focus-attacks-on-biden-democrats/2442938/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Take down Chicago statues of Lincoln? No. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-abraham-lincoln-statues-20210219-s7xkmlb3nnabhjgwbwabrtky6y-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,219 new COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths reported; Lightfoot defends spending $281.5 million in federal relief money on police payroll
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210219-fdbbqfl75rbhlpweetxldilgcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Sorry, don’t expect the Fairness Doctrine to come back and prevent more Rush Limbaughs.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-fairness-doctrine-fcc-rush-limbaugh-page-20210219-cuzacv6h3jeapc74wdmdtphf4i-story.html
— Madigan’s sprint to pick his successor | Lightfoot still backs police superintendent after scathing watchdog report | Beer home delivery legislation brewing – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-speedy-replacement-process-lightfoot-defends-brown-spin-20210219-awl3fwwxzvh3jkjkkmknn2rb6q-story.html
— Oak Park village clerk candidates talk government transparency, voter access during League of Women Voters forum – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-village-clerk-forum-tl-0225-20210219-4sc3blbjx5h6jdrbbzsqd2qknm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Kinzinger snaps back at Will County GOP organization after latest party censure – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/kinzinger-snaps-back-at-suburban-republican-group-after-latest-party-censure
— Gary R. Saake: 2021 candidate for West Chicago High School District 94 School Board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210219/gary-r-saake-2021-candidate-for-west-chicago-high-school-district-94-school-board

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger slams Will County GOP after censure vote. The chairman called the congressman’s impeachment vote a “betrayal.” The congressman fired back. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-slams-will-county-gop-after-censure-vote

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Barghouti Hardwick new chairwoman of Sangamon County GOP. Succeeds Rosemarie Long, who died Feb. 3. – Steven Spearie
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/19/dianne-barghouti-hardwick-new-chair-sangamon-county-gop/4500578001/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger calls censure votes ‘petty’ after latest from Will County – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/19/illinois-republicans-censure-rep-adam-kinzinger-trump-impeachment-vote/4512821001/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will County Republicans overwhelmingly vote to censure Kinzinger
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/will-county-republicans-overwhelmingly-vote-to-censure-kinzinger/article_4f2130cc-72ec-11eb-a425-f3c36ebe1eed.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Launches www.FirePritzker.org – Greg Bishop
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=319372#.YDBJqi4XCM8

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump repeats election claims in interviews, is unchallenged – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-repeats-election-claims-in-interviews-is-unchallenged

NPR ILLINOIS
— Capitol Police Suspends 6 Officers, Investigates Dozens More After Capitol Riots – H.J. MAI
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/capitol-police-suspends-6-officers-investigates-dozens-more-after-capitol-riots#stream/0

BOLINGBROOK PATCH
— DuPage Township Clerk Resigns Amid Election-Process Breach. DuPage Township Clerk Kulsum Ali resigned her office following the ballot-placement lottery for the April 6 DuPage Township election. – Jackie Traynere
https://patch.com/illinois/bolingbrook/dupage-township-clerk-resigns-amid-election-process-breach-1

WHEATON PATCH
— Weekly Update: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Wheaton Area Nursing Homes. The federal government is tracking the decline of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes, including in the Wheaton area.
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/weekly-update-how-coronavirus-affecting-wheaton-area-nursing-homes

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— With resignation, Madigan’s grip on Illinois politics loosens – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/with-resignation-madigans-grip-on-illinois-politics-loosens/article_81ff9802-7301-11eb-83c7-9fc47b0a637a.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: THE GOLDEN MICROPHONE GOES SILENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/the-golden-microphone-goes-silent.html
— MADIGAN RESIGNS FROM IL GENERAL ASSEMBLY; PROUD OF MAKING ILLINOIS A “BASTION OF DEMOCRATIC VALUES”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/madigan-resigns-from-il-general-assembly-proud-of-making-illinois-a-bastion-of-democratic-values-.html
— PARTY REALIGNMENT: RADICAL REPUBLICANS, CORPORATE DEMOCRATS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/party-realignment-radical-republicans-corporate-democrats.html
— THE FRENCH ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT TO SAY ‘NO THANKS’ TO US WOKE-ISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/the-french-are-absolutely-right-to-say-no-thanks-to-us-woke-ism.html

CAPITOL FAX
— After censure, Kinzinger lashes out at Will County GOP’s “ineptitude”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/after-censure-kinzinger-lashes-out-at-will-county-gops-ineptitude/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/covid-19-roundup-75/
— 2,219 new confirmed and probable cases; 63 additional deaths; 1,596 hospitalized; 366 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 59,460 average daily doses; 2+ million vaccines administered
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/19/2219-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-63-additional-deaths-1596-hospitalized-366-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-59460-average-daily-doses-2-mill/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Twitter’s terms of service only applies to Republicans – Kelly Sadler
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/19/twitters-terms-service-only-applies-republicans/
— Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs to testify before Congress on misinformation, disinformation – Ryan Lovelace
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation and disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, Democrats and RINOs want my critics/opponents to testify. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/18/facebook-google-and-twitter-ceos-testify-congress-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— GOP angst as Trump and McConnell wage civil war – W. James Antle III
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/politics/donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-gop-struggle-civil-war

FOX NEWS
— California state Republican says bill would protect people from discrimination based on political views. ‘Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us.’ – Morgan Phillips
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ever-increasingly promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I would focus on those Republican-haters who have lots or religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-state-republican-cancel-culture-bill-isnt-about-protecting-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: California Republican State Sen. Melissa Melendez, amid liberal backlash, argued that her legislative proposals against “cancel culture” aren’t about “protecting Republicans” but about defending the right to be one. “The last four years have really opened my eyes to what’s going on out there, and how people feel that it’s somehow okay to protect every other class in this country except political class,” Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, tells Fox News in an interview. “With President Trump being elected we’ve seen members of Congress advocating for members of the Trump administration to be harassed and targeted. It’s permeating every aspect of our lives, so I felt that putting political affiliation in California’s fair employment and housing act was appropriate,” she continues. But, “The bill isn’t about protecting Republicans,” she says. “It’s Republicans today, it could be Democrats tomorrow… it’s a bill about fairness.” Melendez — a U.S. Navy veteran, small business owner, and mother of five children — said her “Diversity of Thought Act” would protect people from discrimination over politics when seeking housing, bank loans, or employment by amending the Fair Employment and Housing Act. The Act bars discrimination against race, religion, sexual orientation and other factors. California employment law already prohibits workplace retaliation for political activity. Her second bill would help protect students from bullying over their political views. “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” Melendez said in announcing the legislation.)
— Bill Gates says Trump should ‘probably’ be allowed to return to social media. Twitter cut the former president off from some 88M followers after the deadly riot on Jan. 6. – Megan Henney
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bill-gates-says-trump-should-probably-be-allowed-to-return-to-social-media

ALLIANCE DEFENDING FREEDOM
— President Biden Has Promised to Pass the Equality Act—Here’s How That Threatens Your Freedoms
https://www.adflegal.org/blog/president-biden-has-promised-pass-equality-act-heres-how-threatens-your-freedoms

GOPUSA
— Would YOU Pay? Democrats Push Reparations; Biden ‘Supports A Study’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106697
— Executive Orders V. Guns: How The Second Amendment May Be In Peril
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106677

BREITBART
— Joe Biden’s Progressives Abolish ICE Protections by 80 Percent – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/18/washington-post-joe-bidens-progressives-abolish-ice-protections-by-80-percent/
— Joe Biden Amnesty Plan Protects Illegal Hiring, Excludes Mandatory E-Verify – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/18/joe-biden-amnesty-plan-protects-illegal-hiring-excludes-e-verify/

DAILY CALLER
— Public Schools Are Becoming Cesspools Of Woke Liberal Activism. What Happened? Schools are teaching students more radical material, and that may hurt enrollment.
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/19/public-schools-woke-liberal-activism-critical-race-theory-teachers-unions-enrollment-private-schools/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— OBSESSED: House Democrats Try To Ban Trump From Being Buried At Arlington – Sergie Daez
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/obsessed-democrats-try-ban-twice-impeached-former-presidents-being-interred-arlington-national

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Republicans Planning to Target Democrats Over Biden’s Job-Killing Keystone XL Policy – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/republicans-planning-to-target-democrats-over-bidens-job-killing-keystone-xl-policy/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/539450-political-purists-bring-cancel-culture-to-the-republican-party

CNN
— Why Corporate America is jumping for joy while millions of workers remain jobless. – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/18/economy/ceo-business-confidence/index.html

MSN
— Anti-Trump group launches Fox News ad buy – Holly Otterbein
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/anti-trump-group-launches-fox-news-ad-buy/ar-BB1dPikj?li=BBnb7Kz

REUTERS
— How to respond to disinformation while protecting free speech
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, my critics/opponents want to “respond” to me and to my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/risj-review/how-respond-disinformation-while-protecting-free-speech

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters say “It’s been a brutal two months for the GOP.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/it-s-been-brutal-two-months-gop-n1258325

WASHINGTON POST
— For younger job seekers, diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t a preference. They’re a requirement. Millennial and Gen Z professionals are avoiding companies without a diverse workforce, clear promotion traffic and a commitment to confronting systemic racism in their ranks. – Jennifer Miller
(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.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/18/millennial-genz-workplace-diversity-equity-inclusion/
— How many Americans are unemployed? It’s likely a lot more than 10 million. The United States has not had reliable data during the pandemic to answer a very basic question: How many Americans are out of work? – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/19/how-many-americans-unemployed/

FORBES
— A Much-Needed Service: NewsGuard Cracks Down On Fake News – Todd Wasserman
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Of course, Democrats and RINOs want NewsGuard to crack down on me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. My critics/opponents promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwasserman/2021/02/19/a-much-needed-service-newsguard-cracks-down-on-fake-news/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 54% of Voters Say Biden Is a ‘Puppet’ of the Left
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/54_of_voters_say_biden_is_a_puppet_of_the_left