January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn 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, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

January 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Weed-related emergency room visits up after legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5831536/

NBC5
— Madigan Rejects Request for House Investigation Into Email Alleging Rape Cover-Up, Pritzker Deflects
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/madigan-rejects-request-for-house-investigation-into-email-alleging-rape-cover-up-pritzker-deflects/2198886/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal authorities ask Speaker Michael Madigan confidant to cooperate in probe – RAY LONG and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-mike-madigan-mclain-federal-investigation-cooperation-20200109-obgyldc7crfxxbviihi7hy3n5a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-marijuana-pot-economic-impact-greising-20200109-6obux4doyjclxlpdwhx7niupuu-story.html
— Pritzker calls email from lobbyist and Michael Madigan confidant referencing rape cover-up ‘horrific’ but says he’ll await outcome of investigation: ‘Let’s start with getting all of the facts’ – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-mike-mcclain-emails-20200109-y5nvxkjpbnbrba556lk2dxhiva-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan cites ‘sensitivity’ in refusing call for House probe of confidant’s email about ‘rape’ and ghost payrollers Madigan’s refusal sparked a feisty response. “We did not realize that ghost payrolling was too sensitive of a topic for the committee to investigate on behalf of Illinois taxpayers,” Durkin spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21058871/madigan-sensitivity-refusing-house-probe-mclain-email-rape-champaign-ghost-payrollers
— Get to the truth about that ‘rape in Champaign’ An investigation is the only way to determine if this is some sort of twisted metaphor or if real crimes occurred — and if a state worker kept his job because he ‘kept his mouth shut.’ – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21056924/michael-mcclain-email-governor-pritzker-investigation-rape-champaign-ghost-workers-editorial
— How to make Chicago’s pot-smoking laws more fair citywide A better ordinance wouldn’t relegate residents of black and Latino neighborhoods to smoking pot in public stairwells and gangways, inviting arrest. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21055647/recreational-marijuana-smoke-shops-lori-lightfoot-chicago-city-council-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21058633/nonbinary-gender-identity-my-pronouns-american-dialect-society-linguistics-they-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County Board delays benefit elimination vote until February – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200109/mchenry-county-board-delays-benefit-elimination-vote-until-february

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Goodbye, Illinois. Hello . . . where? The state, along with California and New York, has seen an exodus. But it’s not all to Texas and it’s not all about taxes, writes Justin Fox of Bloomberg Opinion. (DIERSEN: Republicans leave Illinois to escape Democrat laws. But no matter where you move to, Democrats are moving there too. Wherever Democrats move to, a) prosperity and safety decrease and b) poverty and crime increase.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/goodbye-illinois-hello-where

WGN TV
— Mixed legality of marijuana on state, federal levels leaves gun owners in limbo – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/09/mixed-legality-of-marijuana-on-state-federal-levels-leaves-gun-owners-in-limbo/

WTTW
— 5 Myths About Legal Marijuana – Amanda Vinicky 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/08/5-myths-about-legal-marijuana

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Health advocates, lawmakers want stronger regulations of vaping – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200109/health-advocates-lawmakers-want-stronger-regulations-of-vaping

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200109/consistently-strong-local-pot-sales-but-at-least-one-dispensary-is-temporarily-out-of-product

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce being sued for alleged age and gender discrimination – Anthony Watt
https://qctimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/quad-cities-chamber-being-sued-for-alleged-age-and-gender/article_060d0b81-d7e7-5b94-83b0-0f27aa064ce4.html

KENOSHA NEWS
— Driving stoned: Deputy arrests impaired Illinois driver – Jeffrey Zampanti 
https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/driving-stoned-deputy-arrests-impaired-illinois-driver/article_df3b9b89-f3dc-5fdb-9948-49ea7240f2bb.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Official Highlights Election Integrity Problems, Solutions – MIKE SMITH 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-official-highlights-election-integrity-problems-solutions#stream/0

DAILY ILLINI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican promote tattoos.
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2020/01/09/opinion-tattoos-should-not-be-taboo-in-the-workplace/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/January-2020/Chicago-Mag-Buys-Some-Weed/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Get Out of Jail Almost Free Proposed by Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/get-out-of-jail-almost-free-proposed-by-pritzker/ 
— IL-14: McHenry County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner Event
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form-copy/ 
— Brettman v. Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/brettman-v-franks/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS CANNABIS TAXES AMONG NATION’S HIGHEST, COULD KEEP BLACK MARKET THRIVING – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-cannabis-taxes-among-nations-highest-could-keep-black-market-thriving/

CAPITOL FAX
— Champaign County won’t investigate, Durkin calls for subpoenas and testimony under oath
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/09/champaign-county-wont-investigate-durkin-calls-for-subpoenas-and-testimony-under-oath/
— Brady calls for ISP probe
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/09/brady-calls-for-isp-probe/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House blasts Dems’ ‘misguided’ undermine of Trump’s war fighting authority – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/hogan-gidley-blasts-democrats-misguided-war-powers/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Nancy Pelosi ‘Not Operating with a Full Deck’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/09/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-not-operating-with-a-full-deck/
— Ann Coulter: Our Broken Border, Not Iran, Kills 30,000 Americans Every Year – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/09/exclusive-ann-coulter-our-broken-border-not-iran-kills-30000-americans-every-year/

TOWNHALL
— The Democrat’s Hatred of President Trump and America Itself Is Appalling – Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
https://townhall.com/columnists/sheriffdavidclarkeret/2020/01/09/the-democrats-hatred-of-president-trump-and-america-itself-is-appalling-n2559280

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The Postal Service is America’s most popular government agency. Why does Trump hate it? – MICHAEL HILTZIK
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-01-09/postal-service-trump

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career – Peter Holley
https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/In-Silicon-Valley-some-men-say-cosmetic-14962007.php

DAILY FREEMAN
— 9 resign from town of New Paltz Democratic Committee, alleging age discrimination – William J. Kemble (DIERSEN: How soon will political organizations officially limit their membership to those who are younger, female, minority, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/local-news/resign-from-town-of-new-paltz-democratic-committee-alleging-age/article_245f9f08-3310-11ea-9123-573ad9be9793.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nine people have resigned from the 21-member town Democratic Committee, angry that no one over age 60 is being added to the body. The nine, including Committee Chairman Josh Honig, announced their departure in a press release early Thursday that, in addition to age discrimination, alleged bullying and threats by some of the other 12 members. “The threats were that when petition time came, which is pretty soon, that the seniors on the committee would be petitioned, and that they could not possibly, because of their age and not having the backing of the … political establishment, be re-elected to the committee,” said Jane Schanberg, spokesperson for the nine. “They would be replaced by people who were put up by people that were put up by the establishment.”)

FORBES
— Trump Blames You For Your Subpar 401(k) – Teresa Ghilarducci
https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2020/01/09/trump-blames-you-for-your-subpar-401k/

NEWSWEEK
— ANTI-TRUMP REPUBLICAN GROUP TAKES AIM AT ‘MAGA CHURCH’ IN NEW VIDEO – JAMES CROWLEY
https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-against-trump-maga-church-1481377

PEW RESEARCH
— Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the U.S., but Fewer Than Half Call it a Top Priority Democrats and Republicans differ on whether addressing economic inequality requires major changes to the economic system – JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ, RUTH IGIELNIK AND RAKESH KOCHHAR (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.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/01/09/most-americans-say-there-is-too-much-economic-inequality-in-the-u-s-but-fewer-than-half-call-it-a-top-priority/

January 6 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the following doing to discourage the sale and use of pot in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality: a) Trump, b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, c) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, d) the Republicans who represent you in the U.S. House, Illinois Senate, Illinois House, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality, e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, f) the conservative, religious, education, healthcare, law enforcement, etc. leaders in your county, township/ward, and municipality, g) etc.? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-in-illinois/5804233/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/governors-office-calls-first-day-of-legalized-cannabis-sales-an-historic-new-day/2195296/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/history-made-first-legal-cannabis-sales-complete-as-dispensaries-open-in-illinois/2195119/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/long-lines-recreational-marijuana-chicago/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348453-legal-weed-sales-underway-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348313-pot-sales-now-legal-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348499-smooth-first-day-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/the-wait-for-legal-weed-is-over-as-marijuana-sales-get-started-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/turning-over-a-new-leaf-illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21045390/renzo-mejia-first-recreational-weed-marijuana-illinois-dispensary-33

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-illinois-first-day-20200101-7cjmnsifxvhrxc4evr2alua7ue-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-cannabis-store-tl-0109-20200101-f6h3zshcezfnlm42jucbcngy6u-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-recreational-marijuana-sales-st-0102-20200101-bs4qmzlgmvab7l7hznruyshfwa-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— Bloomberg’s campaign ad spending tops $155 million – BILL ALLISON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-campaign-spending-20200101-story.html
— Dry January isn’t for everyone, experts say. Some drinkers need treatment. Others are trying Dry-ish January – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-dry-january-cb-tt-20200101-24tkyxqn4rdarjx5mj7f6ezjce-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200101/got-my-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-with-enthusiasm
— Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlining Barrington Town-Warming – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191231/former-new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-headlining-barrington-town-warming
— The Great Divide: Congress, voters on immigration – Joe Guzzardi
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200101/the-great-divide-congress-voters-on-immigration

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/ringing-new-year-weed
— As our economy evolves, so does the hunt for a ‘good’ job – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-jobs-wages/shift-change

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/photos-hundreds-line-up-for-legal-marijuana/dmcn3bt/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/long-lines-excitement-high-for-first-day-of-legal-weed-in-rockford

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/long-line-and-upbeat-camaraderie-mark-predawn-pot-sales-in-east-peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/marijuana-sales-go-smoothly-in-springfield
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191231/peoria-medical-pot-facility-approved-for-recreational-sales-which-begin-wednesday
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/luciano-just-as-with-legal-weed-peoria-celebrated-end-of-last-prohibition

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_2798cd59-444e-507e-b601-67ad51d211a6.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200101/todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_5c6f213d-7662-575e-a802-472d6e73e620.html#1

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/01/hundreds-come-out-early-for-legal-marijuana-in-joliet/d7x6iqe/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238884078.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200101/hundreds-line-up-before-dawn-to-purchase-pot-in-canton

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/it-s-the-end-of-prohibition-recreational-marijuana-sales-began/collection_0b97a4ef-5e91-5c11-b122-e50f4e45d010.html#1

TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200101/first-in-line-for-adult-use-cannabis-this-is-something-thats-going-to-go-down-in-history

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.newstrib.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

DECATUR DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.decaturdaily.com/business/illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/article_5093bb03-9a85-5e51-a987-dd9e3b9a4909.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/with-lines-hundreds-deep-southern-illinoisans-celebrate-legal-marijuana-sales/article_6de09443-0b7f-5f01-87e3-3a606a7d62ee.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/long-lines-in-collinsville-greet-first-day-of-recreational-weed/article_ebd288a9-5650-50e5-a0cb-5b6faec24180.html

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/01/01/wisconsin-residents-visit-illinois-first-day-legalized-marijuana/2786716001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sunny-side-marijuana-dispensary-gearing-up-for-recreational-sales-tomorrow

WIFR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Legal-Cannabis-Sales-566624891.html

WSPY
— Petition Challenges Dropped Against Republican Primary Candidate in 14th Congressional – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/petition-challenges-dropped-against-republican-primary-candidate-in-th-congressional/article_e90d69de-2c9e-11ea-bcac-b351db8e7e8f.html

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/first-day-of-legal-recreational-cannabis-sales-draws-hundreds-to-cu-dispensaries

WGEM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgem.com/2020/01/01/lines-formed-outside-dispensaries-for-sale-of-recreational-marijuana/

WAOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://waow.com/2020/01/01/people-begin-camping-out-ahead-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wral.com/recreational-use-of-marijuana-is-now-legal-in-illinois-and-retailers-are-ready/18862747/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/patrons-look-make-history-peorias-first-legal-recreational-cannabis-customers#stream/0

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/01/three-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-southern-illinois-selling-recreational-marijuana-wednesday-morning/

WSBT
— Indiana man caught going 103 in 55 mph zone with marijuana purchased in Illinois – Stefanie Dyga
https://wsbt.com/news/regional/indiana-man-caught-going-103-in-55-mph-zone-with-marijuana-purchased-in-illinois

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/01/legal-recreational-weed-goes-on-sale-and-chicagoans-line-up-for-blocks-in-the-cold/

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/a-moral-argument-and-course-of-action-for-legalized-marijuana-in-2020/

EVANSTON NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonnow.com/story/business/bill-smith/2020-01-01/83986/legal-weed-draws-a-crowd-for-first-day-of-sales

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/Default/Community-Updates/Article/Hello-2020-Large-Crowds-Greet-Opening-of-First-Recreational-Marijuana-Dispensary-in-Evanston-/-3/225/17372

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The president counts on black voters for a second term – Allan H. Ryskind
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/president-trump-needs-to-count-on-black-voters-for/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A new year needs a new renaissance…against Islam and leftism – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_new_year_needs_a_new_renaissanceagainst_islam_and_leftism.html

BREITBART
— Hollywood Rings in the New Year Hating Trump: ‘Kick His Ass in 2020’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/01/hollywood-rings-in-the-new-year-hating-trump-kick-his-ass-in-2020/

NEWSMAX
— House Democrats Would Have Impeached Lincoln – Rod Blagojevich 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-impeachment-abraham-lincoln-rod-blagojevich/2020/01/01/id/948017/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Roseanne Barr praises Trump for protecting Jewish Americans, says Jews should arm themselves – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/roseanne-barr-praises-trump-for-protecting-jewish-americans-says-jews-should-arm-themselves-870909

THE HILL
— Rapid turnover shapes Trump’s government – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, there was very little turnover because the agency was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476083-rapid-turnover-shapes-trumps-government

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-is-marijuana-legal-in-2020-illinois-joins-10-other-states-legalizing-recreational-pot-2020-01-01/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Hate Crime’ Is Only a Step Away From Thoughtcrime   Punishing people, even criminals, for ideas is inimical to the American tradition of free speech. – Myron Magnet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-crime-is-only-a-step-away-from-thoughtcrime-11577905525

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/01/cannabis-illinois-legal-weed-sales-start-jan-1/2789415001/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7843017/Illinois-sees-legal-sales-recreational-marijuana.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-lieutenant-governor-buys-marijuana-on-states-first-day-of-legal-sales/

December 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois legal weed poses challenge for companies with zero tolerance policies – Sarah Schulte (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for an employer that did not have a zero tolerance policy.)
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-weed-poses-challenge-for-companies-with-zero-tolerance-policies/5789356/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational pot’s impact on Illinois: ‘No big deal’ or an ‘unfortunate, reckless experiment’? – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-economic-social-effects-20191226-dandhav6uzfllaeroph7bqowe4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump is a miserable fit for Evangelical Christians What would Jesus do? First, Jesus would not use Twitter to serve up daily doses of crude comments and hate-filled attacks on private citizens and public figures.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/26/21037287/donald-trump-religions-evangelical-christians-sun-times-letters
— Here are some of the new state laws taking effect in 2020 Hundreds of new laws or changes in existing laws were passed during a busy legislative session that adjourned in early June. – Jerry Nowicki 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/26/21038077/illinois-new-laws-take-effect-2020-minimum-wage-marijuana-infrastructure

DAILY HERALD
— Local mayors in DuPage County to deliver State of the City addresses
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191220/local-mayors-in-dupage-county-to-deliver-state-of-the-city-addresses
— Dan Cronin to speak at ‘State of County’ luncheon Jan. 8
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191226/dan-cronin-to-speak-at-state-of-county-luncheon-jan-8

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood of Peoria, who was also a member of Congress representing central Illinois, will be the featured speaker at the annual Abraham Lincoln Association Birthday Banquet Feb. 12 in Springfield. – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191226/ray-lahood-to-headline-lincoln-association-dinner

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Business as usual at the Illinois Tollway Authority – Editorial
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191226/editorial-business-as-usual-at-illinois-tollway-authority

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois party leaders, political observers assess past year, look ahead to 2020
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-party-leaders-political-observers-assess-past-year-look-ahead/article_a44a2ca8-d8a0-5229-a17a-de3f848bba95.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Comparison of Chicago Teachers’ Contract with Wisconsin’s Scott Walker’s
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/comparison-of-chicago-teachers-contract-with-wisconsins-scott-walkers/ 
— IL-14: Discernment on Underwood’s EHR Legislation Now Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-discernment-on-underwoods-ehr-legislation-now-law/ 
— U.S. Senate/IL-06/IL-14: Ted Cruz Blasts FY2020 Appropriations Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/u-s-senate-il-06-il-14-ted-cruz-blasts-fy2020-appropriations-legislation/ 
— KICKOFF 2020 Support President Trump Rally in Algonquin *UPDATE: News-Sun Underwood Impeachment Column*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin/ 
— IL-14: McHenry County Republicans Hosting Candidates Forum
IL-14: James Marter Opposed to H.R. 3 Legislation to Lower Prescription Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form/ 
— Christmas Day Teaching About Voting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/christmas-day-teaching-about-voting/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Opposed to H.R. 3 Legislation to Lower Prescription Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-james-marter-opposed-to-h-r-3-legislation-to-lower-prescription-prices/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Half of trains in Mexico found carrying migrants – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/26/half-of-trains-in-mexico-found-carrying-migrants/
— Conservatives losing ground in cities across globe – Ethan Epstein 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/8/conservatives-losing-ground-in-cities-across-globe/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Furious’: Elizabeth Warren’s brother rips senator for calling their father a janitor – Spencer Neale
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/furious-elizabeth-warrens-brother-rips-senator-for-calling-their-father-a-janitor

GOPUSA
— Pollsters adjust 2020 methodologies after 2016 failure
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81785

AMERICAN THINKER
— Deplorables Versus the Ruling Class: A Global Struggle – Chet Richards
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/deplorables_versus_the_ruling_class_a_global_struggle.html
— Elizabeth Warren, makin’ it up again, this time about bein’ too poor to go to college – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/elizabeth_warren_makin_it_up_again_this_time_about_bein_too_poor_to_go_to_college.html

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Calls Jesus Christ an Impoverished ‘Refugee’ in Christmas Message – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/26/pete-buttigieg-calls-jesus-christ-an-impoverished-refugee-in-christmas-message/

NEWSMAX
— It’s Prosperity, Stupid: 10 Ways Trump Bolsters Economy – George Mentz 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/georgementz/trump-economy-talking-points/2019/12/26/id/947384/
— CNN: Plan to Commute Blagojevich Sentence in Doubt – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/bosnia-explosion/2019/12/26/id/928509/
— 15 GOP Govs Request Refugee Resettlement in Their States – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/governors-gop-refugee-resettlement/2019/12/26/id/947426/
— Senate Ditches Pot-Related Items in Spending Bill – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/senate-legalize-it-banking-cannibas/2019/12/25/id/947298/

TOWNHALL
— Was 2019 the Year of Peak Entitlement Mentality? – Veronique de Rugy
https://townhall.com/columnists/veroniquederugy/2019/12/26/was-2019-the-year-of-peak-entitlement-mentality-n2558508

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Candidates React to Obama’s ‘Old Men’ Comment Democratic candidates responded to former President Obama’s recent comment about it usually being “old men” who are responsible for the world’s problems. 
https://www.wsj.com/video/candidates-react-to-obamas-old-men-comment/0F7BA6D3-3421-4BE5-A262-E25105233154.html
— Equal Opportunity Discrimination Oracle is fighting back against a dubious Obama-era complaint. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/equal-opportunity-discrimination-11577404381

BOND BUYER
— Oak Lawn cut to junk over pension woes – Yvette Shields
https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/chicago-suburb-cut-to-junk-over-pension-woes

December 15 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hallmark pulls Zola commercial of same-sex couple after pressure from conservative group One Million Moms – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hallmark-pulls-zola-commercial-of-same-sex-couple-after-pressure-from-conservative-group

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191214/ascend-illinois-cultivation-center-gears-up-for-recreational-pot-sales

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Tribune Tees Up Arguments Against Democrats’ Progressive Income Tax Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/15/chicago-tribune-tees-up-arguments-against-democrats-progressive-tax-referendum/ 
— What Editors Want for Christmas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/ehat-editors-want-for-christmas/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— BOOK REVIEW: ‘Provoking the Press’  Pointing out the biases and limitations of establishment journalism – Lauren Weiner
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/14/book-review-provoking-the-press/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Nasty SALT cap supporters demonize, denigrate, and condemn taxpayers as being “rich” and “wealthy” who have to pay more federal income tax because of the SALT cap. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-try-to-restore-a-tax-cut-for-the-rich
— Saturday Night Live parodies A Marriage Story with Kellyanne and George Conway – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/watch-saturday-night-live-parodies-a-marriage-story-with-kellyanne-and-george-conway

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Reporters Enraged Over Media Portrayal in ‘Richard Jewell’ – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/issues/reporters-enraged-over-media-portrayal-in-richard-jewell/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Impeachment Vote Underscores a Harshly Partisan Era
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-impeachment/2019/12/14/id/945940/

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Washington Post Impeaches Its Credibility – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/14/washington-post-impeaches-its-credibility

TOWNHALL
— Democrats, Impeachment, and the Cheapening of Everything – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/12/15/democrats-impeachment-and-the-cheapening-of-everything-n2558010

AMERICAN THINKER
— It’s not just ‘orange man bad.’ For Dems, ‘white man bad,’ too – Peter M. Friedman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who a) glorify and praise White-haters and pander to White-haters? What do you say to men who a) glorify and praise men-haters and pander to men-haters?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/its_not_just_orange_man_bad_for_dems_white_man_bad_too.html
— Press gulps as Team Trump unleashes a full-sail 2020 re-election plan – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/press_gulps_as_team_trump_unveils_a_full_sails_ahead_2020_reelection_plan.html
— A blow against voter fraud in Wisconsin – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_blow_against_voter_fraud_in_wisconsin.html
— What is going on at Drudge Report? – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_is_going_on_at_drudge_report.html
— Republicans’ advantage: People like cities that work – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/republicans_advantage_people_like_cities_that_work.html
— America’s real disease is toxic ignorance – Leann Horrocks (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to listen to/read ONLY what they say/write.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/americas_real_disease_is_toxic_ignorance.html

BLAZE
— Videos show Trump welcomed with thunderous applause at Army-Navy game 70,000 fans broke into cheers of ‘Four More Years!’ – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump_army_navy_four_more_years

DAILY WIRE
— Media Smears Army, Navy Cadets, Accuses Them Of Flashing White Power Symbols – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/media-smears-army-navy-cadets-accuses-them-of-flashing-white-power-symbols

FEDERALIST
— Faked-Up Fox News Sexual Harassment ‘Bombshell’ Film Fizzles Like A Dud Huge dollops of deceit undercut both the credibility and even the message of ‘Bombshell’ by allowing it to be dismissed as politically expedient fiction. – James Dawson
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/13/faked-up-fox-news-sexual-harassment-bombshell-film-fizzles-like-a-dud/

PJ MEDIA
— Pro-Palestinian Thuggery on Campus Gets a Rebuke from Trump – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/pro-palestinian-thuggery-on-campus-gets-a-rebuke-from-trump/
— Moves Like Jagger? Bloomberg Crowd Boogies in Cringe Dance…Or Does It? – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/moves-like-jagger-bloomberg-crowd-boogies-in-cringe-dance-or-does-it/

POLITICO
— Conservative groups target their impeachment ‘Dirty 30’ Advocacy organizations are running ads against the House Democrats who represent districts that Donald Trump won in 2016. – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/15/conservative-groups-wage-war-on-impeachment-083396

CNN
— The real reason Democrats should study the UK election – Stephen Collinson
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/politics/us-britain-politics-boris-johnson-donald-trump-labour-party-democrats-election-2020/

NBC NEWS
— ‘SNL’ looks at the holiday dinner table during impeachment Greta Thunberg, played by Kate McKinnon, tells Trump to “grow up.” – Dennis Romero
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/snl-looks-holiday-dinner-table-during-impeachment-n1102371

CNBC
— 6 key steps to retiring next year – Jessica Dickler (DIERSEN: My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 GAO salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/6-key-steps-to-retiring-next-year.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retirement readiness nationwide is shaky overall. Only 23% of men and just 12% of women are “very confident” in their ability to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle, according to recent research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. . .Consider how your expenses will change in retirement. “The dollar amount is dependent on how long someone expects to be retired but also the lifestyle they plan to lead,” added Lauren Anastasio, a certified financial planner at SoFi in Claymont, Delaware. “The first question people should ask themselves is ‘what do I expect retirement to look like?’” she said. “Some folks want to be close to their family, others want to travel the world.”)

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Impeach.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/trump-democracy.html
— What Would Jesus Do About Inequality? – Molly Worthen (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat who hates individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/christianity-inequality.html
— The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead Prospects for most Americans’ retirement security haven’t improved. For affluent households, however, the odds of a successful retirement have gotten much better. – Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Because interest rates are far less than inflation, your retirement savings in interest bearing accounts are losing purchasing power.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/14/business/retirement-social-security-recession.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— West Point, Annapolis Officials Investigating Possible ‘White Power’ Hand Sign Army and Navy officials try to determine meaning of hand signs that service academy personnel appeared to use on national TV during Army-Navy football game – Ben Kesling
https://www.wsj.com/articles/west-point-annapolis-officials-investigating-possible-white-power-hand-sign-11576373230

HILL REPORTER
— 2020’s New Voters Will Be Less White Than Ever Before — Which Could Be A Huge Problem For Trump – CHRIS WALKER (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://hillreporter.com/2020s-new-voters-will-be-less-white-than-ever-before-which-could-be-a-huge-problem-for-trump-53559

DAILY PROGRESS
— GOP is left behind by changing demographics – Bob Gibson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-gop-is-left-behind-by-changing-demographics/article_a7ebb538-7975-5dcc-95b4-96565173f861.html

MEDIA BIAS/FACT CHECK
— GOPUSA: “GOPUSA is a private company whose mission is to spread the conservative message throughout America.” Dr. Robert Eberle is President and CEO of GOPUSA. In review, GOPUSA utilizes headlines that contain moderately loaded words and almost all stories are pro-right and anti-left. While they tend to source their information to mostly credible media, they also have produced a false claim via a fact checker. Overall, we rate GOPUSA as right biased based on story selection and mixed for factual reporting based a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 8/16/2017)
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/gopusa/

WIKIPEDIA
— List of fake news websites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fake_news_websites

December 8 Evening Edition

WBBM
— Neighboring States Offer Warning About Recreational Marijuana – RACHEL PIERSON
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/neighboring-states-warns-about-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you oppose the promotion of pot, pot pushers will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/12/8/20993872/medical-marijuana-cannabis-teacher-romeoville-schools-illinois

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you object to taking in new refugees, Trump-haters will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/county-may-become-uss-1st-to-bar-new-refugees/5740335/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Former Legislator, Lt. Gov. Candidate, Department Director, Professor, Policy Wonk Voting Against So-Called “Fair Tax”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/former-legislator-lt-gov-candidate-department-director-professor-policy-wonk-voting-against-so-called-fair-tax/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Republicans to Propose Alternative to H.R. 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/il-06-il-14-house-republicans-to-propose-alternative-to-h-r-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Watchdogs sue City of Bloomington under Freedom of Information Act – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/watchdogs-sue-city-of-bloomington-under-freedom-of-information-act/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democratic Party elder foresees contested convention – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-party-elder-foresees-contested-convention

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— CNN Panel on Impeachment: Many Democrats ‘Just Plain Hate the President’ – Cameron Cawthorne
https://freebeacon.com/issues/cnn-panel-on-impeachment-many-democrats-just-plain-hate-the-president/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why are able-bodied adults with no kids eligible for food stamps? – Patricia L. Dickson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/why_are_ablebodied_adults_with_no_kids_eligible_for_food_stamps.html
— Pro-Abortion Pelosi’s Convenient Catholicism – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/proabortion_pelosis_convenient_catholicism.html
— Who Are the American People? – Greg Roller
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/who_are_the_american_people.html
— Pope Francis compares President Trump to King Herod – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/pope_francis_compares_president_trump_to_king_herod.html
— Widespread inability to distinguish fact and opinion is poisoning our politics – Lloyd Brown
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/widespread_inability_to_distinguish_fact_and_opinion_is_poisoning_our_politics.html

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-Hating Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. for ‘Cultural Diversity’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/08/mayors-ask-trump-more-refugees/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Praises Group Who ‘Display The Confederate Flag’ As ‘Fine People’ In Resurfaced Video – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-biden-praises-group-who-display-the-confederate-flag-as-fine-people-in-resurfaced-video

PJ MEDIA
— Pensacola Jihad Massacre Proves We’ve Learned Nothing Since the Fort Hood Attack – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/pensacola-jihad-massacre-shows-again-the-danger-of-political-correctness-regarding-jihad/
— Here’s One Industry (Media) Not Feeling The Trump Boom, and Maybe It Deserves It – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/heres-one-industry-not-feeling-the-trump-boom-and-maybe-it-deserves-it/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— This week federal judiciary became one-fifth Trump-appointed, while media focused on Jerry Nadler
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/12/this-week-federal-judiciary-became-one-fifth-trump-appointed-while-media-focused-on-jerry-nadler/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice The attorney general embodies the combative culture and conservative ideology that animate the president and the Republican Party. Is he what the party looks like post-Trump? – Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Benner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/william-barr-conservatives.html

December 5 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Read the White House’s response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment stunt
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Nancy Pelosi: House has ‘no choice’ but to draft impeachment articles against Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-announces-house-drafting-articles-of-impeachment/5735079/
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rebukes reporter: ‘Don’t mess with me’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-speaker-pelosi-rebukes-reporter-dont-mess-with-me/5735429/

NBC5
— Chicago’s Mayor, Interim CPD Supt.: You Can Smoke Weed in Backyards, on Balconies After Jan. 1 State law prohibits cannabis consumption in any “public place,” which is defined as “anywhere you can be observed by others in the public”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-legal-weed-pot-cannabis-illinois-cpd-565844991.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Investigators ask about Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan, report says – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/investigators-ask-about-illinois-house-speaker-mike-madigan-report-says

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker backs former Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno for ethics commission after mistakenly appointing recent lobbyist The initial choice, state Rep. Steven Andersson, stopped lobbying in June, but appointees must not have lobbied for five years. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/5/20997084/christine-radogno-ethics-commission-pritzker-lobbyist
— Police shouldn’t ticket pot smokers in backyards or on balconies, Lightfoot says CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi noted that the new state law allows officers to issue those citations for such use, but said that won’t be a priority. – Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/5/20997566/legal-weed-pot-weed-marijuana-use-cannabis-illinois-recreational
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater reconsiders strategy of demonizing, denigrating, and condemning those who do not hate Trump. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/5/20997473/trump-2020-election-gene-lyons-supporters-tweets

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘You’re a damn liar, man’: Joe Biden gets into heated exchange with Iowa voter, challenges him to pushup contest and IQ test – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-joe-biden-iowa-voter-20191205-jclmqxewyrhsnhmeyuk5kcin2y-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Chicago residents can smoke legal weed in their backyards or balconies without being ticketed – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-chicago-marijuana-rules-backyards-porches-lightfoot-beck-20191205-mhe22kfotzadzdbo3gmifniynu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-nato-macron-tariffs-chapman-20191204-dedbwyapf5dwjdrqpoxghsog7m-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin council OKs pot ordinance opening door to retail shops, cultivators and craft growers – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-recreational-pot-rules-st-1206-20191205-r4axtkftnrd43jnv4ackevrb2m-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law requiring more disclosures from lobbyists, then is forced to change course after botching initial pick for ethics panel – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-signs-lobbyist-disclosure-requirements-20191205-xuaorxjb35f5dl5k3stch46opu-story.html
— ‘We need to send a message’ about corruption? Illinois voters, too, should send a message. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-corruption-chicago-election-madigan-michael-20191205-aimx3eokkjeozlvmlqlvt45jba-story.html
— Is this still a free country? The new movie ‘No Safe Spaces’ raises frightening doubts – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-freedom-of-speech-safe-spaces-kass-20191205-rjh6grxpzzhjfepvqbtrhrvroq-story.html
— Trump: If you’re going to impeach me, ‘do it now, fast’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-trump-impeachment-strategy-20191205-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191205/news/312059849/
— Lake County recorder: Merge my office with county clerk – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191205/lake-county-recorder-merge-my-office-with-county-clerk

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & PEKIN DAILY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want people on welfare to smoke pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191205/as-cannabis-legalization-becomes-reality-public-housing-tenants-must-follow-different-set-of-rules
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20191205/as-cannabis-legalization-becomes-reality-public-housing-tenants-must-follow-different-set-of-rules

POLITIFACT ILLINOIS
— Ives wrongly calls Casten’s public town halls ‘invite-only’ – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller 
https://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2019/dec/05/jeanne-ives/ives-wrongly-calls-castens-public-town-halls-invit/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Four Candidates Sign “No New Taxes Pledge” of Americans for Tax Reform
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/05/il-14-ted-gradel-signs-no-new-taxes-pledge-of-americans-for-tax-reform-copy/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Second Amendment sanctuaries – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/5/editorial-the-left-set-the-precedent-for-gun-right/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Let’s encourage self-sufficiency by reforming our safety net – Sen. Mike Lee
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/sen-mike-lee-lets-encourage-self-sufficiency-by-reforming-our-safety-net
— New food stamps rule puts millions on the path to work – Robin Walker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-food-stamps-rule-puts-millions-on-the-path-to-work

AMERICAN THINKER
— WaPo descends into tabloid trash, trying to get maids to embarrass Trump – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/wapo_descends_into_tabloid_trash_trying_to_get_maids_to_embarrass_trump.html

CNS NEWS
— Pelosi: ‘As a Catholic, I Resent Your Using the Word Hate in a Sentence That Addresses Me’
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/cnsnewscom-staff/pelosi-catholic-i-resent-your-using-word-hate-sentence

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Don’t Mess With Me’: Nancy Pelosi Snaps At Reporter Who Asked If She Hates Trump – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/05/nancy-pelosi-snaps-hate-trump/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘This Is Not Journalism’: White House Unloads On Washington Post For ‘Tabloid Trash’ Story On Trump Housekeepers – James Barrett
https://www.dailywire.com/news/this-is-not-journalism-white-house-unloads-on-washington-post-for-tabloid-trash-story-on-trump-housekeepers

NEWSMAX
— Pelosi Selectively, Defensively Invokes Her Catholicism – Bill Donohue
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/pelosi-catholic-hate-trump/2019/12/05/id/944704/

TOWNHALL
— ‘Don’t Mess With Me!’: Nancy Pelosi Snaps at Reporter Who Asks If She Hates Trump – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2019/12/05/nancy-pelosi-snaps-at-reporter-who-asks-if-she-hates-trump-dont-mess-with-me-n2557549

LIFE NEWS
— Illinois is Killing More Babies in Abortions After Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/12/05/illinois-is-killing-more-babies-in-abortions-after-legalizing-abortions-up-to-birth/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Buttigieg: Trump Supporters are ‘At Best Looking the Other Way on Racism’ – ZACHARY EVANS (DIERSEN: Today, in America, to call someone a racist is like during the 1930s and 1940s, in Germany, to call someone a Jew.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/buttigieg-trump-supporters-are-at-best-looking-the-other-way-on-racism/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Pelosi Denies ‘Hate’ for Trump, Who Accuses Her of Having a ‘Nervous Fit’ Hours after announcing that the House would begin drafting articles of impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she regularly prayed for the president. President Trump said he didn’t believe her. – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/us/politics/nancy-pelosi-dont-mess-with-me.html

NEW YORK POST
— Almost half of Americans say they’ve experienced ageism – Sarah Kocher (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who took the lead in promoting age discrimination at IRS, GAO, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, American Association of Political Consultants, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.)
https://nypost.com/2019/12/05/almost-half-of-americans-say-theyve-experienced-ageism/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pelosi Tells Reporter ‘Don’t Mess With Me’ After Questions About Trump
https://www.wsj.com/video/pelosi-tells-reporter-dont-mess-with-me-after-questions-about-trump/1C341B18-4580-415A-838F-0654DFA6431C.html
— Low Interest Rates Leave Retired Investors With Tough Choices – Glenn Ruffenach
https://www.wsj.com/articles/low-interest-rates-leave-retired-investors-with-tough-choices-11575557432

FORBES
— Considering AI In Hiring? As Its Use Grows, So Do The Legal Implications For Employers. – Alonzo Martinez (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who took the lead in promoting age discrimination at IRS, GAO, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, American Association of Political Consultants, Illinois Center Right Coalition, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alonzomartinez/2019/12/05/considering-ai-in-hiring-as-its-use-grows-so-do-the-legal-implications-for-employers/
— How Long Can You Afford Retirement? – Anthony Bolden (DIERSEN: Dramatically reducing lifestyle has helped me afford retirement. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/impactpartners/2019/12/04/how-long-can-you-afford-retirement/#5986ff916577

HEALTHLINE
— If Parents Use Marijuana, Children Are More Likely to Use It – Amy Jamieson
https://www.healthline.com/health-news/children-of-parents-who-use-marijuana-likely-to-use-drug

December 5 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 30 Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries issued ‘same-site’ licenses to sell weed, including 7 in Chicago
https://abc7chicago.com/business/recreational-marijuana-dispensary-same-site-licenses-issued;-7-in-chicago/5690215/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates file to run in DuPage primary, including for recorder’s job that may be eliminated – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-candidate-filings-st-1204-20191203-4ots3bvkvzafxkafgnbptocupa-story.html
— Asylum seekers jam US border crossings to evade Trump policy – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-bc-us–border-crossing-long-delays-20191203-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— HARDCOPY EDITORIAL TITLE: Prepare to be an informed voter (DIERSEN: Reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails helps you be an informed voter. What do you say to those who do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191203/editorial-get-through-the-holidays-then-prepare-for-primary-election

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Rickert files for board chairman, creating GOP primary challenge to Lauzen Lauzen sings high praise for Rickert: ‘He has been a terrific help’ – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/03/rickert-files-for-board-chairman-creating-gop-primary-challenge-to-lauzen/aakyo58/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Underwood inquires about misinformation on social media platforms Underwood, committee chairman send letter to social media companies – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put or or bless. Have my critics/opponents met with Underwood? Will they meet with underwood? 
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/02/underwood-inquires-about-misinformation-on-social-media-platforms/aoyqnih/

WREX
— Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019 – AP
https://wrex.com/2019/12/03/gun-background-checks-are-on-pace-to-break-record-in-2019/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Kane County: Chris Lauzen Calling it a Career
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/03/kane-county-chris-lauzen-calling-it-a-career/

CAPITOL FAX
— Bill Brady accuses Jason Plummer of making “false accusations”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/03/brady-accuses-plummer-of-making-false-accusations/
— Filing deadline passes
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/03/filing-deadline-passes/
— Four House Republicans (Batinick, Frese, McDermed, Morrison) call on Madigan to resign
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/03/four-house-republicans-call-on-madigan-to-resign/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Job discrimination: 1 in 5 won’t hire Trump supporters – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: What percent won’t hire those who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/job-discrimination-1-in-5-wont-hire-trump-supporters

DAILY SIGNAL
— For Chick-fil-A, a Hard Lesson Is Coming – Cal Thomas 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/03/for-chick-fil-a-a-hard-lesson-is-coming/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Msg to Chick-fil-A’s CEO: You can clear this up quickly – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/business/2019/12/03/msg-to-chick-fil-as-ceo-you-can-clear-this-up-quickly

CAMPUS REFORM
— Speaker at Christian university tells students to use their churches to hide illegal immigrants – Jonathan McCormick
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14056&

THE HILL
— Progressives cite racism, sexism in Harris exit: Women of color ‘get twice the scrutiny’ – JOE CONCHA 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/472870-progressives-cite-racism-sexism-in-harris-exit-women-of-color-get-twice-the

WASHINGTON POST
— Workers fired from Google plan federal labor complaint – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/workers-fired-from-google-plan-federal-labor-complaint/2019/12/03/c60faa12-15d5-11ea-80d6-d0ca7007273f_story.html

FORBES
— Fired Google Employees Vow Federal Labor Complaint – David Beasley
https://www.forbes.com/sites/beasleydavid/2019/12/03/fired-google-employees-vow-federal-labor-complaint/
— Two Presidential Candidates (Biden and Bloomberg) Who Are The Same Age (77) … But One Seems Much Older. – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/12/03/two-presidential-candidates-who-are-the-same-age-but-one-seems-much-older/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Skills gaps in the federal workforce starting to have consequences – Eric White (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government wasted my job skills. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-newscast/2019/12/skills-gaps-in-the-federal-workforce-starting-to-have-consequences/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 38% Favor Banning Hate Speech Offenders From Public Office (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, speech that does not promote hatred against Trump is hate speech.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/38_favor_banning_hate_speech_offenders_from_public_office