May 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater promotes Cheney.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/today-exclusive-liz-cheney-says-bring-it-on-to-potential-trump-backed-challenger/2509074/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rep. Lauren Underwood’s reelection stands as US House dismisses challenge by Jim Oberweis – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-oberweis-challenge-dismissed-20210513-u3hghtexwraplfncpxh2gclgzm-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot faces exodus of top staffers | Poll finds approval for Lightfoot’s job performance | More COVID-19 restrictions easing throughout Illinois – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pritzker-federal-covid-money-debt-jeopardy-bridge-phase-spin-20210513-ocha36qdabafrhk3j2jezclxyq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Trump’s falsehoods about election security used to justify Republican push in states to restrict voting.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-voting-laws-disinformation-20210513-vefklmnumzdfhpgvgafydkzcda-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater calls for more Democrat gerrymandering.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/13/22435206/donald-trump-big-lie-democrats-remap-redisctrict-legislative-map-gerrymander-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Underwood campaign responds to dismissal of Jim Oberweis’ election contest – Kayleigh Padar
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210512/underwood-campaign-responds-to-dismissal-of-jim-oberweis-election-contest
— DuPage County to seek proposals for new election equipment – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210513/dupage-county-to-seek-proposals-for-new-election-equipment

FOX ILLINOIS
— Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook – AP
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/back-to-square-one-trump-decision-still-weighs-on-facebook

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— Thousands of Protesters Take To Chicago Streets In Support of Palestine – Zack Miller
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2021/05/thousands-of-protesters-take-to-chicago-streets-in-support-of-palestine/

GOPUSA
— Party Split: Was The Ouster Of Liz Cheney The Final Straw For RINOs?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110257
— Has The Backlash Arrived For Police-Bashing? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110099
— Team Biden’s Rigid Control Of The Press
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the newsletters, but failing that, they want the following to control me and to control the content of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, etc. I should write a book about the many adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me since 2000.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110154

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis claims he missed the Cheney vote
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/13/rodney-davis-claims-he-missed-the-cheney-vote/
— 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases; 35 additional deaths; 1,765 hospitalized; 465 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.2 percent average test positivity rate; 76,082 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/13/1918-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-35-additional-deaths-1765-hospitalized-465-in-icu-27-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-32-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-76082-average-daily-doses/

DAILY CALLER
— Republican Coalition Threatens To Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Reject ‘Despotism’ And ‘Forces Of Conspiracy’ – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/13/republican-coalition-threatens-leave-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signatories on the coalition Charlie Dent, Michael Steele, Mary Peters, Denver Riggleman and Christine Todd Whitman mentioned the coalition in an op-ed in The Washington Post Thursday, adding that the Republican Party has “lost its way” for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney as House Republican conference chair after she stood up to former President Donald Trump’s election fraud claims. Anthony Scaramucci, who formerly served as a White House communications director during Trump’s presidency, also signed on to the coalition.)

FEDERALIST
— Due To Arson Attack, Peoria Pro-Life Center Suffers $250,000 In Damages – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/13/due-to-arson-attack-pro-life-center-suffers-250000-in-damages/

TIMES EXAMINER
— Biden’s Ruinous Refugee Dump – Michelle Malkin
https://www.timesexaminer.com/michelle-malkin/8110-biden-s-ruinous-refugee-dump

POST MILLENNIAL
— CNN ‘fact checker’ provides cover for violent BLM protesters at Iowa state Capitol
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact-checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. My other fact-checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://thepostmillennial.com/cnn-fact-checker-provides-cover-for-violent-blm-protesters-at-iowa-state-capitol

EPOCH TIMES
— Over 15,000 Gas Stations Out of Fuel Nationwide. Gas shortages ease in some states, but worsen in others. – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/over-15000-gas-stations-out-of-fuel-nationwide_3814243.html
— The High-Pressure Business of Selling Woke Corporate Armor
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-high-pressure-business-of-selling-woke-corporate-armor_3814298.html

THE HILL
— What now for anti-Trump Republicans? – NIALL STANAGE
(DIERSEN: How successful will anti-Trump Republicans, that is, Kinzinger-supporters, be in destroying the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/553476-the-memo-what-now-for-anti-trump-republicans

ROLL CALL
— Capitol staff diversity ‘can’t just start at the bottom,’ panel told. Sustained effort, cultural shifts needed, witnesses tell Modernization Committee. – Katherine Tully-McManus
(DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/05/13/capitol-staff-diversity-cant-just-start-at-the-bottom-panel-told/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republicans Rewrite History of the Capitol Riot, Hampering an Inquiry.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/us/politics/republicans-capitol-riot.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans should be nervous about the proposed third party. Democrats should be, too. – Henry Olsen
(DIERSEN: What would this third party be called? The Kinzinger Party, Never-Trump Party, Anti-Conservative Party?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/12/republicans-should-be-nervous-about-proposed-third-party-democrats-should-be-too/

YAHOO NEWS
— Kinzinger: Trump just created something he should be afraid of
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-just-created-132100553.html

BLOOMBERG
— Colonial pays hackers $5M | Expects to restore all service by midday
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-13/colonial-pipeline-paid-hackers-nearly-5-million-in-ransom

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Defends AOC, Suggests Marjorie Taylor Greene Can’t ‘Handle’ Her Emotions
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-defends-aoc-suggests-marjorie-taylor-greene-cant-handle-her-emotions-1591228

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Stefanik.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/liz-cheneys-likely-successor-republican-leadership-shows-everything-thats-wrong-gop/

May 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,795 COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1795-new-covid-19-cases-26-deaths/10620197/
— Hundreds protest in downtown Chicago over Israel-Palestine conflict – Diane Pathieu and Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/hundreds-gather-downtown-to-protest-israeli-actions-in-palestine/10618870/

NBC5
— Hearing on Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Exposes Stark Partisan Divisions – Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-administration-officials-to-testify-on-jan-6-riots/2508070/
— Hundreds Protest, March in Chicago Amid Escalating Tensions Between Israel, Palestinians
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/hundreds-protest-in-chicago-amid-escalating-tensions-between-israel-palestinians/2508707/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Protesters rally in downtown Chicago in support of Palestinians
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/protesters-rally-in-downtown-chicago-in-support-of-palestinians
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pride-in-the-park-chicago-announces-lineup

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ US Reps. Adam Kinzinger, Mary Miller split on Liz Cheney’s ouster from GOP leadership | City ethics board dings Ald. David Moore over Facebook page | State’s new tourism campaign ‘Time For Me to Drive’ riffs on REO Speedwagon – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-mary-miller-liz-cheney-mccarthy-david-moore-city-ethic-spin-20210512-3jgaibam6bdtpmr5pxk6iwbnnu-story.html
— Ald. David Moore admonished by ethics board for using government Facebook site to campaign for secretary of state – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-facebook-ethics-illinois-secretary-of-state-20210512-54okpzelwnc4jlv4wfd7sq2zye-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Heights trustees spar over president pro tem post as faction insists on a woman – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210512/arlington-heights-trustees-spar-over-president-pro-tem-post-as-faction-insists-on-a-woman
— Student club poster at Glenbrook South draws accusations of racism – Dave Oberhelman
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with the Chinese Communist Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210512/student-club-poster-at-glenbrook-south-draws-accusations-of-racism

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller votes to oust Cheney; Bost and Davis votes unclear – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251350203.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— House Republicans uniting behind candidate who lost – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-house-republicans-uniting-behind-candidate-who-lost/article_86ec919c-59a6-5ff6-939e-9548205a0873.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— St. Charles Twp. attorney charged with DUI in Geneva. Driver also charged with driving without headlights on at 2 a.m. on Randall Road. – Brenda Schory
https://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/news/crime-brief/2021/05/12/st-charles-twp-attorney-charged-with-dui-in-geneva/

RIVER BENDER
— Kelly, Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Bills To Increase Youth Employment Opportunities
(DIERSEN: What about bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had, including those that I had when I was young, were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers in Crete 1962-1964; washed dishes in Chicago Heights 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor, chipped slag in Chicago Heights, and pumped gasoline in Chicago Heights in 1966; delivered mail in Park Forest 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line in Belvidere and as a security guard in DeKalb in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances in Chicago Heights 1970-1971; and pumped gasoline in Chicago Heights 1971-1972.)
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/kelly-durbin-duckworth-introduce-bills-to-increase-youth-employment-opportunities-50187.cfm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced two bills to expand and increase access to employment opportunities for underserved youth. The Helping to Encourage Real Opportunity (HERO) for Youth Act and the Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act will increase federal resources for communities seeking to create or grow employment programs and provide tax incentives to businesses and employers to hire and retain youth from economically distressed areas.)

WMAY
— Davis, LaHood Not Commenting On Vote To Oust Top House Republican
https://www.wmay.com/2021/05/12/davis-lahood-not-commenting-on-vote-to-oust-top-house-republican/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: LIZ CHENEY AND THE BIG LIE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/liz-cheney-and-the-big-lie.html
— MOORE: WHY DID BIDEN CENSUS BUREAU ADD 2.5 MILLION MORE RESIDENTS TO BLUE-STATE POPULATION COUNT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/moore-why-did-biden-census-bureau-add-25-million-more-residents-to-blue-state-population-count.html
— BECKMAN: FAKE HATE CRIMES PENALTIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/beckman-fake-hate-crimes-penalties.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: PUBLIC SCHOOLS – THE NEW HAVENS OF WOKE-NESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/thorneroneil-public-schools-the-new-havens-of-woke-ness.html
— CHINA’S EMISSIONS EXCEEDED THOSE OF ALL OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS COMBINED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/chinas-emissions-exceeded-those-of-all-other-developed-nations-combined-report.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases; 26 additional deaths; 1,899 hospitalized; 466 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 80,591 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/12/1795-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-26-additional-deaths-1899-hospitalized-466-in-icu-27-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-80591-average-daily-doses/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/12/covid-19-roundup-80/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump support holds steady, DeSantis second pick in 2024, new poll finds. Democrats strongly favor Biden reelect bid, with VP Harris in wings if he declines. – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/12/trump-support-holds-steady-desantis-second-pick-20/

GOPUSA
— Check Your Obama Privilege – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110163

TOWNHALL
— Biden Is Burning America Down – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/columnists/spencerbrown/2021/05/12/biden-is-burning-america-down-n2589340

BREITBART
— Biden’s Low-Key Con Can’t Hide He’s Jimmy Carter 2.0 – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/nolte-bidens-low-key-con-cant-hide-hes-jimmy-carter-2-0/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger promotes Cheney. Who will hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-promoters focus on destroying first? From what I see, first, they will focus on destroying Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members who do not hate Trump. They will focus on those IRP SCC members who have the heaviest weighted vote. Then, second, the officers of Republican county party organizations who do not hate Trump. They will focus on officers in counties that have the most Republican voters. Then, third, the officers of Republican township/ward party organizations who do not hate Trump. The will focus on officers in townships/wards that have the most Republican voters. Then, fourth, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who do not hate Trump. They will focus on Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in precincts that have the most Republican voters. But beyond the aforesaid, of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-promoters will focus on destroying those Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, reporters, journalists, etc. who have the greatest impact in Illinois. Of course, I will report everything that hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-promoters do a) to destroy me, b) to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters , and c) to destroy those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/adam-kinzinger-says-voice-vote-liz-cheney-was-show-unity/

THE HILL
— Cheney on Trump: ‘I will do everything I can’ to keep him away from the White House – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
(DIERSEN: Expect to see hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-supporters to get Cheney to come to Illinois often a) to raise lots of money to get rid of voters, organizations, and companies that do not hate Trump and b) to destroy the Illinois Republican Party once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553063-cheney-on-trump-i-will-do-everything-i-can-to-make-sure-he-gets-nowhere-near
— Kinzinger on Cheney removal: History will call this ‘low point of the Republican Party’ – JOHN BOWDEN
(DIERSEN: Expect to see hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-supporters to get Cheney to come to Illinois often a) to raise lots of money to get rid of voters, organizations, and companies that do not hate Trump and b) to destroy the Illinois Republican Party once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553105-kinzinger-on-cheney-ouster-history-will-call-this-low-point-of-the-republican
— Trump critics push new direction for GOP – MAX GREENWOOD
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, Trump’s critics oppose his efforts to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/553200-trump-critics-push-new-direction-for-gop

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/12/adam-kinzinger-liz-cheney-vote-nr-vpx.cnn

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-republicans-vote-liz-cheney-s-future-leadership-rebuking-trump-n1266992

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— US looking at how to weed out extremists in law enforcement
(DIERSEN: What about weeding out extremists in the Democrat Party?)
https://fox40.com/news/national-and-world-news/us-looking-at-how-to-weed-out-extremists-in-law-enforcement/

AOL
— Illinois Considers Asian American Education Bill – AIDA MOGOS
(DIERSEN: To turn Asian Americans against Republicans, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems, that Asian Americans have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.aol.com/news/illinois-considers-asian-american-education-155000188.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger and Cheney.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/kinzinger-on-cheney-ouster-it-was-a-sad-day/2021/05/12/7c2648d0-1307-4f5e-9713-b58a4f7a0098_video.html
— Inside Liz Cheney’s plan to take on former president Donald Trump – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cheney-trump-fight/2021/05/11/09f7906c-b267-11eb-a980-a60af976ed44_story.html

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/12/nation/truth-lies-cannot-co-exist-gops-adam-kinzinger-blasts-mccarthy-over-cheney-vote/

ABC SAN DIEGO
— Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox Rallies With Bear in San Diego, Drawing Criticism. Cox was asked about the bear several times during his campaign stop at Shelter Island and admitted it was done to get attention. – Lauren Coronado
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have criticized everything that I have done including my raising $2,000 from Republicans in 2007 for an elephant to walk behind Roskam in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade.)
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/gubernatorial-candidate-john-cox-rallies-with-bear-in-san-diego-drawing-criticism/2601360/

NEWSWEEK
— Liz Cheney’s Ouster Makes a Third Political Party More Likely
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, it would be great if the many Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who lead the Republican Party would leave the Republican Party and form a third political party. Then Republicans could fill those vacant leadership positions.)
https://www.newsweek.com/liz-cheneys-ouster-makes-third-political-party-more-likely-1590678

MICHIGAN LIVE
— JANUARY 11, 2021 FLASHBACK: Muskegon GOP chair remains strong Trump supporter after Capitol violence – Lynn Moore https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2021/01/muskegon-gop-chair-remains-strong-trump-supporter-after-capitol-violence.html

CRONKITE NEWS
— Obscure law denies Dreamers congressional jobs – Molly Hudson (DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2021/05/12/another-hill-to-climb-obscure-law-denies-dreamers-congressional-jobs/

CHICAGO PRIDE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/115953696

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/liz-cheneys-likely-successor-republican-leadership-shows-everything-thats-wrong-gop/

May 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL COVED Update: 1,729 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths reported
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1729-covid-cases-22-deaths/10598754/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ COVID-19 infection rate dips to lowest level since March. The state’s COVID-19 infection rate on Saturday dropped to the lowest it’s been in six weeks as the state prepares to continue easing restrictions. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/8/22426605/illinois-covid-19-infection-rate-dips-to-lowest-level-since-march

DAILY HERALD
— Where suburban lawmakers hold sway under the state Capitol dome – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210508/where-suburban-lawmakers-hold-sway-under-the-state-capitol-dome
— GOP delegates in Virginia to choose nominee for governor – AP
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, what if elected Republican township, ward, and precinct committeemen, instead of Republican primary voters, chose the party’s candidates?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210508/news/305089915/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tens of thousands of Virginia Republicans, sometimes waiting in long lines of cars, cast ballots Saturday to choose nominees for governor and other statewide offices at a drive-thru nominating convention. The Republican Party held what it’s calling an ‘unassembled convention’ on Saturday to select its nominees in this year’s race for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Republicans haven’t won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009. Because pandemic restrictions ban mass gatherings, delegates are casting ballots at nearly 40 polling sites across the state. More than 53,000 Virginians successfully pre-registered as delegates. GOP officials rejected applications from roughly 700 would-be delegates. Virginia is the only state with an open-seat gubernatorial contest this year, and the race will be closely watched as an early indicator of party strength heading into the 2022 congressional elections.)

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses Cheney to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/kevin-mcdermott/mcdermott-ousting-cheney-for-defying-trumps-lies-completes-the-gops-surrender/article_492abf58-aee3-519b-8c0f-0f291866dddd.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/black-americans-and-racist-architecture-homeownership#stream/0

CITY OF WHEATON
— REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
https://www.wheaton.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/1891/Updated-Sex-Offender-Poster-PDF

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to relaunch MAGA rallies, senior adviser says. Former president to hit the stump to campaign with 2022 Republican midterm candidates. – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/8/trump-relaunch-make-america-great-again-rallies-se/

GOPUSA
— Biden Administration Flies Illegal Aliens Cross-Country: TSA Explains How
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109995
— Black Lives Matter, The Democrat Party, And Their Media Have Imposed Mob Rule
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109986
— White House Press Secretary Admits Telling Biden ‘Don’t Take Questions’ From The Media
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who have been the most successful in turning Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct against me.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110025

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Imports Replacement Migrants as Current Migrants Go Homeless – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/08/joe-biden-imports-more-migrants-as-current-migrants-go-homeless/
— Establishment Media Still Fixated on Donald Trump Four Months After Office – WENDELL HUSEBO
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/05/08/establishment-media-still-fixated-on-donald-trump-four-months-after-office/

BLAZE
— Lindsey Graham blasts corporations that bow down to leftist woke intimidation: ‘Have you lost your mind?’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/lindsey-graham-woke-corporations

DAILY CALLER
— Survey: Nearly Half Of Voters Oppose Facebook’s Trump Ban – ASHLEY CARNAHAN
(DIERSEN: I should survey voters in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct to see what percent favor/oppose those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/08/survey-voters-oppose-facebook-trump-ban/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrats Earmark Millions Of Dollars To Fund ‘Woke’ Pet Projects – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-earmark-millions-of-dollars-to-fund-woke-pet-projects

NEWS BUSTERS
— Rasmussen: 59% of Voters Say Social Media Operators Are Politically Biased – Craig Bannister
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/craig-bannister/2021/05/07/shock-rasmussen-59-voters-say-social-media-operators
— Another One Bites the Dust: LifeSiteNews Says Facebook Deleted Page – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Facebook to delete my page.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/kayla-sargent/2021/05/07/update-another-one-bites-dust-lifesitenews-says-facebook

WASHINGTON POST
— Liz Cheney’s months-long effort to turn Republicans from Trump threatens her reelection and ambitions. She says it’s only beginning. – Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Dan Lamothe
(DIERSEN: By logical extension, the goal of every Kinzinger-supporter has to be getting rid of everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct, including me, who they cannot turn into Trump-haters.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cheney-trump-mccarthy-republicans/2021/05/08/12e6c41e-adcf-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Black people must demand change from progressives failing on gun violence – Gianno Caldwell
https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/black-people-must-demand-gun-violence-reform-from-progressives/

May 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: 60% of IL adults receive vaccine dose as state reports 2,410 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths. 80% of seniors have received at least 1 vaccine dose.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/60%25-of-il-adults-receive-vaccine-dose-as-state-reports-2410-new-covid-19-cases/10584472/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/5/2021

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Liz Cheney Clings to GOP Post as Trump Endorses Replacement. Cheney has refused to back down on her criticism under heavy pressure from party leaders who’ve aggressively stood by Trump and his false election claims.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/liz-cheneys-gop-post-in-peril-as-trump-endorses-replacement/2503185/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Top Republicans in House turn on Liz Cheney as Trump gives ‘TOTAL Endorsement’ to Elise Stefanik for her leadership post – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-house-republicans-liz-cheney-20210505-47lvcl2ddneqfdgcwuluk4y7zi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes Biden.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-joe-biden-chapman-20210505-pcbweza5n5ff3fq72sm2yk33z4-story.html
— Applicants sought for open Kane County Board seat
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-board-opening-st-0506-20210505-bernuedw5bhzta4rgl5vnuehsu-story.html
— More bad news for higher education: Illinois community college enrollment plummets as COVID-19 sidelines would-be students – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-college-enrollment-spring-covid-tt-20210505-tng3jsbjejbchj5324sjoaggky-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cheney’s post dim as Trump endorses Stefanik to replace her. Donald Trump issued a statement giving his “COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement” to Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to replace Liz Cheney. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/5/22421116/cheneys-post-dim-trump-endorses-stefanik
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/5/22420911/facebook-ban-donald-trump-editorial
— A Mother’s Day plea: Respect parents’ right to protect their minor children by notifying them before a girl has an abortion. The instinct to protect our children is almost primal in its ferocity, and the love between parent and child is a primary foundation of our society. – Amy Gehrke, Executive Director of the Illinois Right to Life and member of the Parents for the Protection of Girls Coalition
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419613/parental-notification-act-mothers-day-reflection-parenting-illinois-legislators

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Governor’s map ‘whopper’ another big disappointment – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-governors-map-whopper-another-big-disappointment/article_783784cb-9f62-54f4-b1e7-ddd18e506229.html

WJBC
— Congressman LaHood calls former President Trump’s Facebook ban a ‘terrible precedent’ – Blake Haas
https://www.wjbc.com/2021/05/05/congressman-lahood-calls-former-president-trumps-facebook-ban-a-terrible-precedent/

CITY OF WHEATON
— VERY SAD: Memorial Day Parade Cancelled Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the American Legion will not be hosting a Wheaton Memorial Day Parade for 2021.
https://wheaton.il.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/Message/142315

WHEATON PATCH
— Scaled-Back Fourth Of July Celebration Planned In Wheaton. Wheaton’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks show are back on after being canceled in 2020 due to coronavirus. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/scaled-back-fourth-july-celebration-planned-wheaton
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After being canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wheaton’s Fourth of July celebration will return in 2021, albeit with scaled-back festivities. A fireworks display is set for July 3 at Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Rd. at dusk. The park district website notes that there will be no carnival rides, DJ music or other onsite activities. Residents are also advised to leave their pets at home due to the loud sounds of fireworks and potentially big crowds of people in attendance. Wheaton’s Fourth of July Parade is slated for July 4, though details about the parade time and route are still pending. No candy or other items will be passed out during the parade and those in attendance will be required to wear face masks if they are not from the same household and cannot maintain six feet of social distance. The Wheaton Park District did not immediately respond to Patch’s request for more information Wednesday morning.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FLORIDA CLOSE TO CRACKING DOWN ON BIG TECH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/florida-close-to-cracking-down-on-big-tech.html
— AMERICANS DO NOT WANT THE WOKE RACISM OUR SCHOOLS ARE PEDDLING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/americans-do-not-want-the-woke-racism-our-schools-are-peddling.html
— VICTORY! A SANCTUARY ORDINANCE FALLS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/victory-a-sanctuary-ordinance-falls.html
— SHARING THE COVID VACCINE ‘FORMULA’ WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES POSES NATIONAL SECURITY RISK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/sharing-the-covid-vaccine-formula-with-foreign-countries-poses-national-security-risk.html
— RAND PAUL TO VISIT CHICAGO
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/rand-paul-to-visit-chicago-.html
— PEORIA AREA PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER RUINED BY FIRE SET INTENTIONALLY, OFFICIALS SAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/peoria-area-pregnancy-support-center-ruined-by-fire-set-intentionally-officials-say.html
— ONE CONGRESS MEMBER FROM ILLINOIS OPPOSES GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE DAVID CHIPMAN’S ATF APPOINTMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/one-congress-member-from-illinois-opposes-gun-control-advocate-david-chipmans-atf-appointment.html
— ABORTION ADVOCATE TAMMY DUCKWORTH SELLS MOTHER’S DAY SWAG
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/abortion-advocate-tammy-duckworth-sells-mothers-day-swag.html
— WE CAN REPEAL, NOT JUST REFORM, SECTION 230
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/we-can-repeal-not-just-reform-section-230.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,410 new confirmed and probable cases; 30 additional deaths; 2,060 hospitalized; 496 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 3.9 percent average test positivity rate; 71,219 average daily doses; 60 percent of adults and 80 percent of seniors have received at least one dose
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/2410-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-30-additional-deaths-2060-hospitalized-496-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-39-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-71219-average-daily-doses-60-per/
— Biden’s Illinois job approval rating is 51-38 with 11 percent unsure
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/bidens-illinois-job-approval-rating-is-51-38-with-11-percent-unsure/
— Rodney Davis ranked as most bipartisan US Rep. in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/rodney-davis-ranked-as-most-bipartisan-us-rep-in-illinois/
— Morrison Pushes for Real Pension Reform
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/question-of-the-day-3253/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump endorses Stefanik’s bid to oust Cheney from GOP leadership – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/5/donald-trump-endorses-elise-stefaniks-bid-oust-liz/

FOX NEWS
— Trump slams Facebook ban as ‘total disgrace,’ says Big Tech companies ‘must pay a political price’ Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld Trump suspension – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-facebook-ban-reaction-big-tech-companies-political-price

GOPUSA
— ‘Break Them Up’: GOP Vows Big Tech Backlash Over Facebook Trump Ban
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109909
— The Power Behind The White House
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109891
— Biden’s Ruinous Refugee Dump – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109903

BREITBART
— Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Upholds the Blacklisting of Donald Trump – LUCAS NOLAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and who blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. 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. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/05/05/facebook-supreme-court-upholds-the-blacklisting-of-donald-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— American History Is Being Falsified to Sow Political Division: Mary Grabar – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/american-history-is-being-falsified-to-sow-political-division-mary-grabar_3803398.html

CNBC
— Republicans ramp up threats against Big Tech after Trump Facebook ban upheld – Kevin Breuninger
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ban me and who ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. 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. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/republicans-ramp-up-threats-to-big-tech-after-trump-facebook-ban-upheld.html
— Mark Zuckerberg can no longer deflect blame for Trump’s Facebook suspension – Lauren Feiner
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who lame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. 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. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/mark-zuckerberg-can-no-longer-deflect-blame-for-trumps-facebook-suspension.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Liz Cheney says in op-ed that GOP must pick true conservative values over ‘dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/05/liz-cheney-republican-party-turning-point/
— Facebook’s problem isn’t Trump. It’s Facebook. – Charlie Warzel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/05/05/facebook-oversight-board-trump-ban-real-problem/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Behind Liz Cheney’s Break With Kevin McCarthy Over Trump. Wyoming Republican’s persistent criticism of former president’s actions before Capitol riot by his supporters turned some of her allies into foes. – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scalise-backs-stefanik-to-replace-liz-cheney-as-gop-conference-chair-11620218211

May 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rep. Kinzinger travels to Texas in search of anti-Trump Republicans. Kinzinger also met with former President George W. Bush. AP (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters support hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/kinzinger-goes-to-texas-in-search-of-anti-trump-republicans/10566642/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,813 new coronavirus cases, 32 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2813-new-covid-19-cases-32-deaths/10566512/

CBS2
— Protests For Workers’ Rights, Immigration Reform Held For May Day — A Commemoration With Chicago Roots – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/01/may-day-protests-workers-rights-immigration-reform/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— More than 400 people are charged in the attack on the U.S. Capitol, but prison time unlikely for many members of the mob – ALANNA DURKIN RICHER AND COLLEEN LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-capitol-attack-charges-20210501-fnmnapwq4rbjlai6s2wzsctqja-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Vaccination rate sinks to lowest point in almost 2 months as COVID-19 kills 32 more Illinoisans. About 60% of Illinois adults have gotten at least one shot, but demand for the vaccine has dipped by 34% over the past three weeks. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/1/22414050/illinois-coronavirus-vaccine-cases-deaths-pritzker-positivity-reopen-covid-19-may-1
— The U.S. Postal Service desperately needs a few good men and women. Maybe you? The post office’s ongoing delivery problems could open a window of opportunity for people now that it’s looking to hire. Here’s what you need to know. – Mary Mitchell
(DIERSEN: The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/30/22412910/postal-service-mail-jobs
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The United States Postal Service says it’s one of the “leading employers of minorities and women. Minorities comprise 39% and women 40% of the workforce, 21% of employees are African-American; 8% are Hispanic; 8% are Asian-American/Pacific Islander, and 0.67% are American Indian or Alaska Native.” . . . So here is where the community could make a difference — if you’ve got the right stuff. The Postal Service is hiring. “This is an opportunity for those who want to work for the post office because they are hiring up to 500 city letter carriers, and these are jobs that can change lives,” Julion says. The union representative tells potential employees these jobs could help them become homeowners and be able to afford that new automobile. “These are good union jobs,” he says. Prospective mail carriers will have to pass drug tests and background checks and have a clean driving record for at least two years. “The post office has been posting jobs like mad,” Julion says. “With people retiring, there is going to be a constant flow of jobs.”)

WBEZ
— Democrats Will Control Illinois’ Redistricting Process. Here’s A Look At How That Happens And What It Means. – Dave McKinney
https://www.wbez.org/stories/democrats-will-control-illinois-redistricting-process-heres-a-look-at-how-that-happens-and-what-it-means/a7c7428c-108f-4129-bab9-58a10eeb6e8c

MARION REPUBLICAN
— APRIL 8, 2021 FLASHBACK: Williamson County Republican group announces 2022 slate – HOLLY KEE
(DIERSEN: In your county, who are the countywide candidates in the March 15, 2022 Republican primary?)
https://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/news/20210408/williamson-county-republican-group-announces-2022-slate
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the ink barely dry on the ballots from Tuesday, a group of Williamson County Republicans has announced its slate of candidates for the March 15, 2022 Primary election. Party chairman Jeff Diederich, announced the slate of county candidates in a media release as well as on his Facebook page. In the release, Diederich said that the Williamson County Republican Party welcomes anyone who has a desire to seek public office. “It is through fair and free elections that primary elections afford our citizens the best candidates we have to offer,” he said. On the ticket for 2022 are incumbents Ashley Gott, Treasurer, Lorie LeQuatte, Regional Superintendent, Amanda Barnes, County Clerk, Steven Bost, Circuit Judge, At-Large, and Justin Maze, Circuit Clerk. Diederich will seek election to the office of Williamson County Sheriff. The candidate for the County Commissioner slot will be announced once that person has completed his/her current employment obligations.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Texas Gov. Abbott calls on Democratic official to resign for referring to Sen. Scott as an ‘oreo’ South Carolina Republican hit with racial slurs after delivering GOP rebuttal – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/1/texas-gov-greg-abbott-calls-on-democratic-official/

FOX NEWS
— Ingraham: Democrats push dark hateful vision of America. Dems hate the way most Americans live, and revile our history and traditions, says ‘Ingraham Angle’ host
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote hatred a) against American-nameplate vehicles, b) against those who own American nameplate vehicles, c) against unions, and d) against past, present, and future union members. I have only owned American-nameplate vehicles. I was a union member for almost 12 years.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ingraham-democrats-push-dark-hateful-vision-of-america
— Hannity blasts Biden’s mask ‘masquerade’
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/hannity-blasts-bidens-mask-masquerade

AMERICAN THINKER
— Kinzinger: The tyranny of the reasonable – David Hale
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/the_tyranny_of_the_reasonable.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The tyranny of the reasonable is: if you’re not “reasonable,” you don’t get a voice, and you don’t count. This is perfectly expressed in the 16th District Republican congressman, Adam Kinzinger. The dashing young Kinzinger with steely eyes and square jaw and canned, even, toned verbal delivery comes across as erudite, serious, and reasonable — a political figure who just “wants what’s best for everybody.” But nothing is farther from the truth. His cooperation with the left has for the past decade chipped away at American freedom through his decisions on Capitol Hill and eroded our liberties a bite at a time. Kinzinger cooperates and coordinates with members of the Democrat Party who have a deep allegiance to extremist ideas of open borders, redistribution of labor and wealth in the form of money from American’s paychecks, division through racial unrest and strife, and transgender tyranny in our schools and even in school bathrooms. Despite this extensive cooperation with the party of “Marx in America,” he is considered a reasonable, thoughtful political figure. So much easier to gulp down lies when told to us through a smile with even, serious tones. People like Kinzinger delivering their message do not seem like radicals or extremists. They seem reasonable. Kinzinger has learned this tactic and executed this persona with perfection, yet his allegiances are anything but reasonable. His allegiances are radical and extreme and part of what is transforming America into a debt-laden, morally bankrupt, tyrannical dictatorship that is closing the noose of tyranny around our freedoms and liberties. People who consider themselves reasonable consider Kinzinger the same, yet they don’t look deeper than Kinzinger’s surface persona. Beneath this reasonable persona is a man who has created and led our nation into a worse condition than it has ever been — deeper in debt, morally bankrupt, crime-ridden, with joblessness, rioting, racial division, and a whole host of social and economic problems.)
— When it comes to GOP failings, Tucker Carlson names a name: Frank Luntz – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/when_it_comes_to_gop_failings_tucker_carlson_names_a_name.html
— Will We Keep Our Republic? – John Green
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/will_we_keep_our_republic.html

BREITBART
— Sen. Mitch McConnell Urges Biden Ed Department to Block “1619 Project” from Taxpayer-Funded Grants – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/01/sen-mitch-mcconnell-urges-biden-ed-department-to-block-1619-project-from-taxpayer-funded-grants/

TOWNHALL
— OUTSTANDING: Idaho Becomes First State to Ban Discriminatory Critical Race Theory – Spencer Brown
(DIERSEN: Who are leading efforts to ban Critical Race Theory in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your school district?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/04/30/idaho-critical-race-theory-n2588807

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Critical Race Theory Drives Students Apart. Idaho Lawmakers Had Enough. – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.heritage.org/education/commentary/critical-race-theory-drives-students-apart-idaho-lawmakers-had-enough

SPECTATOR USA
— Racism has become a kind of theory of everything. Biden’s presidency has done nothing to abate racial paranoia. On the contrary, it’s getting more feverish.
https://spectator.us/topic/racism-critical-race-theory/

NEW AMERICAN
— Mass-murderer Mao Used Critical Race Theory-Style Indoctrination, Too – Alex Newman
https://thenewamerican.com/mass-murderer-mao-used-critical-race-theory-style-indoctrination-too/

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Christian Leaders React To Illinois Church’s Decision To Consider Drag Queen As Leader – SARAH MAE SALIONG
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11697/20210430/christian-leaders-react-to-illinois-church-s-decision-to-consider-drag-queen-as-leader-isaac-simmons-penny-cost.htm

EPOCH TIMES
— At Least 9,245 Americans Tested Positive for COVID-19 After Vaccination; 132 Dead – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/at-least-9245-americans-tested-positive-for-covid-19-after-vaccination-132-dead_3798410.html

THE HILL
— GOP frustration with Liz Cheney ‘at a boiling point’ – SCOTT WONG
(DIERSEN: What have you done that made your critics/opponents frustrated with you? I refused to be manipulated or dominated by them, I refused to glorify or praise them, I refused to pander to them, I refused to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, I refused to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or, I refused to give them money. They reached boiling points when they or the candidates who they supported lost elections. They blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551261-gop-frustration-with-liz-cheney-at-a-boiling-point

WASHINGTON POST
— Elizabeth Warren, in new book, muses on why she didn’t win – Annie Linskey
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about unsuccessful 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 blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their losses. I would focus on Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative, statewide Illinois offices, Illinois Senate, Illinois Representative, countywide DuPage candidates, DuPage County District 4 candidates, Milton Township candidates, and City of Wheaton candidates.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/elizabeth-warren-new-book/2021/04/30/ed4d954e-a760-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Growing Number of Migrant Families Allowed Into U.S. to Seek Asylum. Biden administration is easing ban on asylum-seeking families at ports of entry that Trump administration implemented at pandemic’s start. – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman
— GOP’s Blue-Collar Agenda Still a Work in Progress. Biden outlined a vision of policies that Democrats believe working-class voters want. Republicans are considering their own blueprints. – Aaron Zitner
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working-class. 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. My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that that would not stooped to take the aforesaid jobs.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gops-blue-collar-agenda-still-a-work-in-progress-11619874000

NEWSWEEK
— Mitt Romney Jeered Repeatedly at Republican Convention in Utah: ‘Boo All You Like’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/mitt-romney-booed-repeatedly-republican-convention-utah-boo-all-you-like-1588102

SOJOURNERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: WHY NATHAN CARTAGENA TEACHES CRITICAL RACE THEORY TO EVANGELICALS AT WHEATON COLLEGE – MITCHELL ATENCIO
https://sojo.net/articles/why-nathan-cartagena-teaches-critical-race-theory-evangelicals

April 27 Evening Edition

NBC5
— OUTRAGEOUS: Americans Support Biden’s Spending and Want Him to Spend More, Polls Show – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/americans-support-bidens-spending-and-want-him-to-spend-more-polls-show/2496274/
— Biden to Propose Free Preschool, a $200B Investment. The new details are part of Biden’s $1 trillion-plus package focused on so-called human infrastructure. – Lisa Mascaro and Josh Boak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/biden-to-propose-free-preschool-a-200b-investment/2496633/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker chastises GOP for failing to collaborate on new legislative maps and cheers census data showing smaller population loss than many feared – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-redistricting-pritzker-20210427-d4o2soxc4rhqlnw5jsq4upperm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for the problems that Blacks have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-evanston-slavery-reparations-housing-ta-nehisi-coates-page-20210427-33fp6rqrrfaundibj22gzpedvu-story.html
— Pritzker to follow CDC’s lead on easing mask guidelines | Chicago looking at ‘Vax Pass’ | Governor signs into law bill aimed at closing racial disparities in health care – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-prizker-mask-easing-guidelines-following-cdc-abby-witt-tapped-democrats-spin-20210427-fvommzxdm5cqfl5nlrq7wh3tgm-story.html
— Part victory lap, Part sales job: President Biden to address a joint session of Congress. Here’s what we expect him to say. – MICHAEL D. SHEAR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-biden-congress-address-20210427-i352dzzypjbjncbtozlib3xwai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Where’s Caitlyn? So far, Jenner’s campaign is virtual. Jenner’s written statement last week that she would enter a likely recall election that could oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom generated international publicity. But so far the political newcomer’s campaign exists in the virtual realm, a string of tweets and vaguely worded posts with no specifics about what she might do if elected. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/27/22406647/caitlyn-jenners-campaign-so-far-virtual

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago’s top doctor teases vaccine passport for events. Those vaccinated against COVID-19 may get special access to concerts under a new program, which could start next month. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/chicagos-top-doctor-teases-vaccine-passport-events

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Democrats want to start race war – Michael Reagan
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/michael-reagan-democrats-want-to-start-race-war/article_b37b12e0-160c-5b63-a0e4-3e81eeb13c87.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Gov. JB Pritzker signs sweeping health care equity reform bill – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/27/pritzker-signs-transformative-health-care-equity-bill-into-law/4856711001/

WEDNESDAY JOURNAL
— Conservative site seeking to fill news void invites suspicion. West Cook News makes known its partisan edge, but largely abandons journalistic tools in local coverage. – Michael Romain
(DIERSEN: The mainstream news media serves as an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.)
https://www.oakpark.com/2021/04/27/conservative-site-seeking-to-fill-news-void-invites-suspicion/

WAND
— Smoke pot? Can’t buy a gun – Doug Wolfe
https://www.wandtv.com/news/smoke-pot-cant-buy-a-gun/article_54eea538-a795-11eb-8617-1b36541abdd5.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Southern Illinois judge rules FOID card unconstitutional
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/southern-illinois-judge-rules-foid-card-unconstitutional/
— Pritzker mischaracterizes his own 2018 remap veto pledge, also claims 2011 remap had a “very strong leaning toward fairness”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/pritzker-mischaracterizes-his-own-2018-remap-veto-pledge-also-claims-2011-remap-had-a-very-strong-leaning-toward-fairness/
— 2,556 new confirmed and probable cases; 23 additional deaths; 2,180 hospitalized; 502 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4.1 percent average test positivity rate; 105,757 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/2556-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-23-additional-deaths-2180-hospitalized-502-in-icu-35-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-41-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-105757-average-daily-doses/
— Pritzker signs fourth Black Caucus “pillar” into law
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/pritzker-signs-fourth-black-caucus-pillar-into-law/
— Abby Witt named new DPI executive director
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/27/abby-witt-named-new-dpi-executive-director/

GOPUSA
— Woke Democrats Broke American Cities
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109446

DAILY SIGNAL
— Wealthiest Cities in Bluest States Reap Windfall From Democrats’ COVID-19 ‘Stimulus’ – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/26/wealthiest-cities-in-bluest-states-reap-windfall-from-democrats-covid-19-stimulus/

FEDERALIST
— The Derek Chauvin Verdict Is More Evidence America Isn’t Systemically Racist That the U.S. justice system punished Derek Chauvin shows both the promise of America and the hollowness of critical race theory. – Kyle Sammin
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/27/the-derek-chauvin-verdict-is-more-evidence-america-isnt-systemically-racist/

NEW AMERICAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I should write a book about fiscal conservatives who destroy social conservatives.
https://thenewamerican.com/gop-seeks-return-to-fiscal-conservatism-laments-bases-focus-on-culture-war-issues/

THE HILL
— Republicans embrace Trump in effort to reclaim Senate – JARED GANS AND REID WILSON

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/550550-republicans-embrace-trump-in-effort-to-reclaim-senate

— Hundreds of businesses sign on to support LGBTQ rights legislation – MYCHAEL SCHNELL (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://thehill.com/regulation/lobbying/550455-hundreds-of-businesses-sign-on-to-support-lgbtq-rights-legislation
— Trump swipes at Cheney amid House GOP spat – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/550590-trump-swipes-at-cheney-amid-house-gop-spat

ROLL CALL
— Census results start wave of litigation over new maps. Rushed redistricting process looms ahead of 2022 midterms. – Michael Macagnone
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/04/27/census-results-start-wave-of-litigation-over-new-maps/

ABC NEWS
— Republicans face identity crises from within own ranks: The Note. There’s continued disagreement over Trump’s role in determining the GOP’s future. – Rick Klein, Averi Harper, and Kendall Karson
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want to dump those like me who do not share their hatred of Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 26,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/republicans-face-identity-crises-ranks-note/story?id=77323767

WASHINGTON POST
— Wheaton: For evangelical leader Jamie Aten, advocating for vaccines led to a death threat – Bob Smietana
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/for-evangelical-leader-jamie-aten-advocating-for-vaccines-led-to-a-death-threat/2021/04/27/ce95acbe-a7a5-11eb-a8a7-5f45ddcdf364_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Aten, executive director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute at Wheaton College, began to urge his fellow evangelicals to get vaccinated, however, things got ugly. “How’s your Monday going?” he tweeted on April 27. “Mine started with having to file a police report in response to the increasing number of threats I’m getting for encouraging white evangelicals to get vaccinated against COVID-19.” Aten, who teaches at an evangelical college and identifies as an evangelical, told Religion News Service he’d filed a report with the sheriff’s office in DuPage County, Illinois, where he lives, after getting an email claiming his work on vaccines was “punishable by death.” The email was part of a pattern of emails and calls from people angry about Aten’s work helping Christian groups and churches respond to the COVID-19 vaccine. The threats intensified after he spoke to The New York Times about the need for evangelicals to be vaccinated.)

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed on ‘poisonous’ algorithms – ANNA EDGERTON AND ILYA BANARES
https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2021-04-27/facebook-twitter-youtube-pressed-on-poisonous-algorithms

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Leaders Clash on Trump at Annual Retreat. Republicans hope to take back control of Congress in midterms – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-leaders-clash-on-trump-at-annual-retreat-11619563002
— Biden’s Post-Trump Honeymoon. He’s riding the end of the pandemic to pass a radical agenda. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-post-trump-honeymoon-11619564017

NEWSWEEK
— Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Republicans ‘Stupid’ to Not Invite Trump to GOP Retreat – DANIEL VILLARREA
https://www.newsweek.com/marjorie-taylor-greene-says-republicans-stupid-not-invite-trump-gop-retreat-1586607

April 22 Evening Ediion

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,170 new coronavirus cases, 33 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/-il-reports-3170-new-covid-19-cases-33-deaths/10537523/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Asian-Americans to promote hatred against Trump.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-passes-asian-american-hate-crime-bill-94-1/10537838/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “These unprovoked, random attacks and incidents are happening in supermarkets, on our streets, in takeout restaurants — basically, wherever we are,” said Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the legislation’s lead sponsor. She said the attacks are “a predictable and foreseeable consequence” of racist and inflammatory language that has been used against Asians during the pandemic, including slurs used by former President Donald Trump.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Near North hotel faces public nuisance complaint as downtown hotels see uptick in crime during the pandemic – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-prem-biz-chicago-public-nuisance-complaint-eurostars-hotel-20210422-htim6i5w6zc55faa56skidlmme-story.html
— Chicago’s puppy mill loophole is closed | David Brown marks one year as Chicago police superintendent | It’s ‘full steam ahead’ on plans for city casino, Lightfoot says
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-david-brown-walkin-vaccines-20210422-magkegb3l5d3tbm3ikh45z4s64-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, drug pushers push harder drugs.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/4/22/22398143/drugs-decriminalize-expunge-pandemic-coronavirus-heroin-cocaine-kim-foxx

DAILY HERALD
— A bill to lessen penalties for possessing and selling small amounts of drugs, including heroin and cocaine, narrowly passed out of the state House Wednesday after a contentious debate. – SARAH MANSUR
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, drug pushers push harder drugs.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210422/house-passes-bill-to-reclassify-drug-possession-in-small-amounts-as-misdemeanor

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Loyola joins growing list of colleges requiring COVID vaccines for students. The university says students who aren’t fully vaccinated by the fall semester will be unable to live in residence halls or attend on-campus classes or events. – WENDELL HUTSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/loyola-joins-growing-list-colleges-requiring-covid-vaccines-students

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Time, legal constraints raise redistricting questions – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-time-legal-constraints-raise-redistricting-questions/article_cf44ffc2-1340-5c3b-beef-9edc4a41657d.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,170 new confirmed and probable cases; 33 additional deaths; 2,147 hospitalized; 511 in ICU; 3.8 percent average case positivity rate; 4.4 percent average test positivity rate; 123,078 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/22/3170-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-33-additional-deaths-2147-hospitalized-511-in-icu-38-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-44-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-123078-average-daily-doses/

GOPUSA
— It’s Time To Exit Public Education, Opt For Alternatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109307

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Biden Surrenders To Islamic Supremacy – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/biden-surrenders-to-islamic-supremacy

DAILY CALLER
— House Passes Bill To Make DC The 51st State – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/22/house-passes-washington-dc-statehood-bill-make-dc-51st-state/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Keep Racist Critical Race Theory Ideology Out of K-12 Classrooms – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/22/keep-racist-critical-race-theory-ideology-out-of-k-12-classrooms/

FEDERALIST
— Illinois Bill Would Force Health Insurers To Buy Babies For Gay And Single People. For two men or singles to wish to parent a child to whom they have a partial biological connection does not mean that they are ‘infertile.’ – Elizabeth Bauer
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/22/illinois-law-attempts-to-redefine-infertility-to-force-insurance-to-pay-for-same-sex-couples-test-tube-babies/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— The Biden White House: A Diversity of Racists and Anti-Semites. They may look like America – but they don’t think like Americans. – David Horowitz and John Perazzo
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/04/biden-white-house-diversity-racists-and-anti-david-horowitz-and-john-perazzo/

LIFE NEWS
— Clarence Thomas: Liberals Don’t Want Teens Held Accountable for Murder But Abortions are Okay – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/04/22/clarence-thomas-liberals-dont-want-teens-held-accountable-for-murder-but-abortions-are-okay/

NEW YORK POST
— Some Republicans (including Rodney Davis) say they don’t want to attend Biden’s first address to Congress – Emily Jacobs
https://nypost.com/2021/04/22/some-gop-pols-dont-want-to-attend-bidens-address-to-congress/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House Passes Bill Proposing to Make Washington, D.C., the 51st State Vote was 216-208, along party lines; critics cast legislation as Democratic power grab – Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/washington-d-c-statehood-gets-new-push-in-house-11619103352

NEWSWEEK
— Republican Adam Kinzinger Slams ‘Cancel Culture of the Right,’ Defends Cheney – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-slams-cancel-culture-right-defends-cheney-1585711

April 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,765 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/-il-reports-2765-new-covid-19-cases-28-deaths/10534440/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The unsubtle duping of Illinois voters on redistricting reform – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-fair-map-redistricting-duped-20210421-7nwivy2w4rb4lp5a63qwvkgal4-story.html
— With all votes counted, Naperville Park Board results change: incumbent unseated and 5th female member elected – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-council-park-election-results-st-20210420-4y6gxnbfobch5mpwfsnbd3aile-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Republicans posture as party of working people.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/20/22394282/gop-republican-party-working-class-tax-rich-american-infrastructure-plan-jesse-jackson
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Republicans’ outrage over Maxine Waters: Pot, meet kettle.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/21/22395717/maxine-waters-derek-chauvin-trial-republican-party-outrage-s-e-cupp

DAILY HERALD
— McConchie staffer reprimanded for sending political email – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210421/mcconchie-staffer-reprimanded-for-sending-political-email
— GOP puts new twist on redistricting plan – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210421/gop-puts-new-twist-on-redistricting-plan
— Glendale Heights presidency decided by 2 votes; other close races seem settled – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210421/glendale-heights-presidency-decided-by-2-votes-other-close-races-seem-settled

CHAMPAIGN/URBANS NEWS GAZETTE
— Social fevers are distorting our view of history – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-social-fevers-are-distorting-our-view-of-history/article_c2b953c4-f589-535d-bc17-996dab931c37.html
— Illinois House committee begins review of state monuments, statues – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/illinois-house-committee-begins-review-of-state-monuments-statues/article_5a62225e-8e4b-5ce9-9e21-d8119dd75590.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— 60% of college students do not feel comfortable disagreeing with professors, study shows – MATTHEW SMITH
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/60-of-college-students-do-not-feel-comfortable-disagreeing-with-professors-study-shows

EFFINGHAM RADIO
— Republican Candidate Darren Bailey Raises Nearly Half Million In Race For Illinois Governor
https://www.effinghamradio.com/2021/04/21/republican-candidate-darren-bailey-raises-nearly-half-million-in-race-for-illinois-governor/

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Democrats mad Chicago Hispanics aren’t looting
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/hispanics-toledo

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: CRITICAL RACE THEORY, A TOOL FOR POLITICAL POWER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/thorner-critical-race-theory-a-tool-for-political-power.html

CAPITOL FAX
— GOP trolls Pritzker on taxes, mainly his own
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/21/gop-trolls-pritzker-on-taxes-mainly-his-own/
— 2,765 new confirmed and probable cases; 28 additional deaths; 2,191 hospitalized; 521 in ICU; 3.8 percent average case positivity rate; 4.4 percent average test positivity rate; 122,842 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/21/2765-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-28-additional-deaths-2191-hospitalized-521-in-icu-38-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-44-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-122842-average-daily-doses/
— Some local heavy-hitters are also part of a very small club of national campaign donors
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/21/some-local-heavy-hitters-are-also-part-of-a-very-small-club-of-national-campaign-donors/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden administration offers grants to teach children ‘1619 Project,’ inherent racism central to U.S. – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/21/biden-administration-offers-grants-teach-children-/
— Pelosi slammed after thanking George Floyd for ‘sacrificing your life for justice’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/21/nancy-pelosi-slammed-after-thanking-george-floyd-f/

GOPUSA
— Nancy Pelosi Celebrates: ‘We Thank God!’ ‘We Thank Jesus!’ ‘Thank You George Floyd For Sacrificing Your Life…’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109239
— Barack Obama: ‘Jury In Minneapolis Did The Right Thing’, But ‘True Justice Requires’ More Work
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109270

FOX BUSINESS
— Big Tech fails when it comes to online freedom as report card scolds Amazon, Twitter, Apple, Google, Facebook. Media Research Center examined free speech, transparency, bias, responsiveness and fact-checking. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/big-tech-fails-when-it-comes-to-online-freedom-as-report-card-scolds-amazon-twitter-apple-google-facebook

NEWS BUSTERS
— Facebook Laid Groundwork for CENSORSHIP Surrounding Chauvin Verdict – Alec Schemmel
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/alec-schemmel/2021/04/21/facebook-laid-groundwork-censorship-surrounding-chauvin
— Big Tech Report Card: Amazon, Twitter, Apple Earn Industry Huge ‘F’ – Heather Moon and Dan Gainor
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/heather-moon/2021/04/21/big-tech-report-card-amazon-twitter-apple-earn-industry

ONE NEWS NOW
— Call continues to exit public education, opt for alternatives – Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2021/04/21/call-continues-to-exit-public-education-opt-for-alternatives

FEDERALIST
— Read The Woke Propaganda These Government Schools Emailed Staff And Students After The Chauvin Conviction – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/04/21/read-the-woke-propaganda-these-government-schools-emailed-staff-and-students-after-the-chauvin-conviction/

EPOCH TIMES
— Portland Rioters Smash Windows at Starbucks, Attack Police Officer – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/portland-rioters-smash-windows-at-starbucks-attack-police-officer_3785103.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Seven House Republicans pledge to take no donations from major tech companies. – David McCabe
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/21/technology/republican-lawmakers-big-tech.html

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs say “With Nearly Half of U.S. Farmworkers Undocumented, Ending Illegal Immigration Could Devastate Economy.”
https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-half-us-farmworkers-undocumented-ending-illegal-immigration-could-devastate-economy-1585202

April 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,433 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2433-new-covid-cases-18-deaths/10509792/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/12/2021

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory? At some colleges, events and workplaces, it already is. – DAVID R. BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-covid-vaccine-passport-required-20210412-a6nftaeweng5ldlucrmbgksooa-story.html
— Maybe Lake County needs to hand out marijuana coupons to increase Election Day turnout – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-voter-turnout-st-0413-20210412-jo3lbo2xyfe55eb46ixnn5bvku-story.html
— Coronavirus metrics in Illinois continue to move in wrong direction, stressing hospital ICU capacity in some regions – JENNY WHIDDEN and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-metrics-0412-20210412-xlwjna5kvbcv5mczbuwco3gdhq-story.html
— Chicago aldermen move to condemn Downstate Republican congresswoman for Adolf Hitler remark she made during January speech in Washington – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-aldermen-condemn-congresswoman-for-hitler-comment-20210412-z46fzolct5eylpwi4q4o3iwgtu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County Fair cancels July dates – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210412/dupage-county-fair-cancels-july-dates
— Eyes to the Skies in Lisle canceled for second year in a row – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210412/eyes-to-the-skies-in-lisle-canceled-for-second-year-in-a-row

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Lawmakers hear from Springfield community on redistricting process – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/12/illinois-house-hold-public-redistricting-hearing-springfield/7193001002/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Poll Finds Republicans Particularly Opposed To ‘Vaccine Passport’ Messaging – STEVE INSKEEP
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/poll-finds-republicans-particularly-opposed-vaccine-passport-messaging#stream/0

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Congressman joins Statehouse GOP in calling for redistricting commission Rodney Davis urges Pritzker to honor campaign pledge – Peter Hancock
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/congressman-joins-statehouse-gop-in-calling-for-redistricting-commission

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Trafficking Expert and Survivor Speaks Out Against Repeal of Parental Notice of Abortion Act – Christine Misner
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/trafficking-survivor-speaks-out-against-parental-notice-repeal/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UPSET GLENDALE HEIGHTS VOTERS PLAN PROTEST TUESDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/upset-glendale-heights-voters-plan-protest-tuesday-.html
— ROSSI: HEARTBREAKING VOTER APATHY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/rossi-heartbreaking-voter-apathy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Republicans want to hear Pritzker’s remap thoughts while Democrats push back against GOP plans
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/12/republicans-want-to-hear-pritzkers-remap-thoughts-while-democrats-push-back-against-gop-plans/
— 2,433 new confirmed and probable cases; 18 additional deaths; 1,998 hospitalized; 418 in the ICU; 4.4 percent average case positivity rate; 4.9 percent average test positivity rate; 132,188 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/12/2433-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-18-additional-deaths-1998-hospitalized-418-in-the-icu-44-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-49-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-132188-average-daily-doses/
— Center Square network gets grant to offer “an alternate perspective to legacy media’s unfair coverage of individuals who disagree with state shutdowns”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/12/center-square-network-gets-grant-to-offer-an-alternate-perspective-to-legacy-media%E2%80%99s-unfair-coverage-of-individuals-who-disagree-with-state-shutdowns/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Tom Cotton leads push to bar federal funding to localities financing illegal immigrants – Mica Soellner
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cotton-seeks-ending-federal-funding-to-cities-giving-benefits-to-illegals

GOPUSA
— Rioting And Looting Follows Police Shooting In Minneapolis Suburb As Chauvin Trial Continues
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108782
— Michigan Redistricting Commission Votes Down Measure To Recite Pledge Of Allegiance
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108751
— Antifa Protesters In Gas Masks And Waving Black Umbrellas Torch ICE Building In Portland
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108779

BLAZE
— Massive crowd riots after officer-involved shooting in Minneapolis. Civil unrest erupts once more. – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/massive-crowd-riots-after-officer-involved-shooting-of-a-black-man-takes-place-just-miles-from-where-george-floyd-died

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— America’s Corporate Enemy #1 Coca-Cola
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/america-s-corporate-enemy-1-coca-cola

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Section 230 Reform: Left and Right Want It, for Very Different Reasons – Daren Bakst
https://www.heritage.org/technology/commentary/section-230-reform-left-and-right-want-it-very-different-reasons
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Big Tech, including social media platforms, are now under the microscope, and legislators have very different ideas on what, if anything, needs to be done. Some want to reduce the chilling of speech by social media companies. And some want to use Section 230 reform as a way to chill speech still further. There should be wariness of getting on board with “230 reform” without recognizing that many on the left have a completely different view of what reform looks like.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican hater says “ The GOP is now the party of grifters and kooks.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/547615-juan-williams-the-gop-is-now-the-party-of-grifters-and-kooks

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. government spent $660 billion more in March than it collected in revenue, the third-largest monthly deficit on record. Stimulus plan and $1,400 checks drove spending much higher as the White House and Republicans clash over where to spend money next. – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/04/12/deficit-stimulus-biden-spending/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “The rise of domestic extremism in America. Data shows a surge in homegrown attacks not seen in a quarter-century.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/interactive/2021/domestic-terrorism-data/
— DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want Republicans to join them in hating Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/04/12/time-any-sane-republicans-get-off-fence/

April 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,739 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3739-new-covid-19-cases-34-deaths/10498371/
— Biden announces 6 executive orders on gun control, nominates new ATF boss. Biden is tightening regulations requiring buyers of “ghost guns” to undergo background checks. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-announces-executive-action-on-gun-control/10497467/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use citizens of foreign countries against Republicans.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/abc-news-live-special-examines-immigration-humanitarian-crises-at-border/10498884/

NBC5
— Countries Worldwide Hit New Records for Virus Cases, Deaths – Michelle R. Smith
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/countries-worldwide-hit-new-records-for-virus-cases-deaths/2481631/
— Employers Should Incentivize, Not Mandate, Workers to Get Covid Vaccines, Says Wharton Professor – Kevin Stankiewicz
(DIERSEN: To incentivize their Democrat employees who were minority, female, and/or younger, my Democrat superiors in the federal government gave them preferred job assignments, easier to meet performance expectations, generous performance appraisals, faster promotions, bigger pay-for-performance increases, etc.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/employers-should-incentivize-not-mandate-workers-to-get-covid-vaccines-says-wharton-professor/2481280/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Suburban Oak Park residents vote ‘No’ on defunding the police – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/suburban-oak-park-residents-vote-no-on-defunding-the-police

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— COVID-19 vaccinations are accelerating, forcing CEOs to plot a return to the office sooner than expected. ‘Yes, you can ask for proof.’ – RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/ryan-ori/ct-prem-biz-covid-vaccine-back-to-the-office-ryan-ori-20210408-qwca7ummmvhxxj3miz62nf3jzy-story.html
— City moves to protect ‘traditional parades’ canceled during pandemic – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-canceled-parades-20210408-nae7azdrezbblkcqfgdv3ruuyy-story.html
— Stay-at-home order issued at University of Chicago as COVID-19 spikes; school eyes link to fraternity parties, cancels in-person classes – ROSEMARY SOBOL and ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-university-of-chicago-spike-restrictions-20210408-xk432koinbfazmoqrwnkquxzy4-story.html
— How much the US minimum wage was actually worth the year you were born
(DIERSEN: I worked for the minimum wage 1964-1966. The $1.25/hour that I earned then is worth $10.64/hour in today’s dollars. I washed dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned and saved, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint (a poor man’s GTO) in May of 1966 to commute to classes at UIC in the fall from my parents’ home in Crete.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-minimum-wage-worth-value-living-wage-year-you-were-born-20210405-avg3tjkmynfdldepxvwg6dtniq-photogallery.html
— US Rep. Robin Kelly, new Illinois Democratic chair, promises stronger candidate recruitment in GOP strongholds. – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Trump-hating Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs do not vote for Democrat candidates because they are strong. They vote for Democrat candidates because they want to punish Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-robin-kelly-illinois-democrats-20210408-db2sddidg5h5fnb347uocervru-story.html
— Cook County Democrats endorse legislation Lightfoot opposes | Pritzker announces 150K new vaccine doses | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly promises stronger Democratic candidate recruitment in GOP strongholds – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-democrats-endorse-bills-lightfoot-opposes-parade-robin-kelly-spin-20210408-njos3urtqzanxjk4e6xr7pzobu-story.html
— COVID-19 test positivity rates continue to climb in Kane, DuPage counties – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-kane-dupage-county-covid-st-0409-20210408-ptealhxagnbcfioxqmejp5llca-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/8/22374016/mlb-all-star-game-georgia-trump-voting-rights-gene-lyons

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois sets single-day vaccination record as worry over variants grows – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210408/illinois-sets-single-day-vaccination-record-as-worry-over-variants-grows

WAND
— Talk of ‘COVID passports’ create concern for Illinois civil liberty groups
(DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will use COVID passports against Republicans.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/videos/talk-of-covid-passports-create-concern-for-illinois-civil-liberty-groups/video_5933091e-6eca-5a3a-9b92-b631945ae770.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— TWO ILLINOIS BORDER STATES REVOKE GOVERNORS’ MASK MANDATES – Laura Bianchi
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/two-illinois-border-states-revoke-governors-mask-mandates/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Anti-Life Legislation, Parental Rights and Sex Trafficking – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/04/spotlight-anti-life-legislation-parental-rights-and-sex-trafficking/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Unaccompanied children jumped border at record rate in March – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/8/unaccompanied-children-jumped-border-record-rate-m/
— VP Harris: ‘Real people’ support stricter gun laws – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/8/kamala-harris-real-people-support-stricter-gun-law/

BLAZE
— Biden announces 6 executive actions on guns — including ‘ghost gun’ regulation, model ‘red flag’ legislation No assault weapons ban or buyback program — yet – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-6-executive-actions-on-guns
— YouTube censors DeSantis COVID-19 roundtable challenging lockdown consensus. YouTube removed a video of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ discussion with credentialed medical experts, saying it violated Community Guidelines. – CHRIS PANDOLFO
https://www.theblaze.com/news/youtube-censors-desantis-covid-19-roundtable-challenging-lockdown-consensus

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Announces New Gun Control Actions, Says It’s a ‘Public Health Crisis’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/biden-announces-new-gun-control-actions-claims-its-a-public-health-crisis_3767814.html
— Border Patrol Apprehends 172,000 Illegal Immigrants in March. ‘This surge is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before,’ says Border Patrol Council. – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/border-patrol-apprehends-172000-illegal-immigrants-in-march_3767958.html

THE HILL
— CDC director says racism is ‘serious public health threat’ – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use minorities against Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/547251-cdc-director-says-racism-is-serious-public-health-threat

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use LGBTQers against Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/teachers-fear-transgender-students-are-becoming-political-pawns-gop-bills-n1263526

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden administration spending $60 million per week to shelter unaccompanied minors – Nick Miroff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/border-shelters-cost/2021/04/08/c54eec3a-97bd-11eb-8e42-3906c09073f9_story.html

FORBES
— NOVEMBER 29, 2014 FLASHBACK: 12 Things That Make A Neighborhood Truly Great
(DIERSEN: Things that attract Democrats to my precinct include a) the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration Building, a public grade school, and a public middle school being in the precinct, b) LGBTQ-promoting churches being just north and south of the precinct, and c) the west half of the precinct being represented by an LGBTQer on the Wheaton City Council.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2014/11/29/12-things-that-make-a-neighborhood-truly-great/

DAILY PRINCETONIAN
— Confronting Gerrymandering: The Power of Just Data – Collin Riggins
(DIERSEN: Only 157 in my precinct voted for Trump while 269 voted for Biden. LGBTQ-promoting churches are just north and just south of my precinct. My precinct’s polling place is the LGBTQ-promoting and BLM-promoting church just south of the precinct. About half the homes in my precinct are represented on Wheaton City Council by an LGBTQer whose wife is an LGBTQ activist. Ever-since the 2015 gerrymandering, my precinct contains the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 Administration building, a public grade school, and a public middle school. My precinct has fewer middle-income voters, more lower-income voters, and more upper-income voters than many other precincts. My precinct has had more turn over (home sales teardowns) than many other precincts. From what I see, about 4 out 5 times when a home owned by Republicans is sold, it is bought by Democrats.)
https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2021/04/gerrymandering-data-census-redistricting-just-data
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For example, Kmetz outlined a problem in the electoral system that affects communities nationwide: there is currently not a centralized database for election results on the precinct level. As a result, the impact that smaller communities have in elections is obscured. Kmetz stated that this “makes it difficult to determine how changing district lines could impact elections.” So, rather than taking very zoomed-out election results as they are, the Lab started a project called OpenPrecincts. Working with local organizations to ensure their use of data is collaborative, transparent, and just, OpenPrecincts is a database that offers precinct-level election results for all 50 states. That way, context can be attributed to data, which can help explain disparities in voter turnout, the prevalence of gerrymandering, and other areas for structural change.)