February 23 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 21 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 20 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois state budget battle brewing ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s address – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-budget-battle-brewing-ahead-of-pritzkers-address/10342543/

NBC5
— Republican Former State Sen. Paul Schimpf Announces Run for Illinois Governor Schimpf appears to be the first to officially announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, looking to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has not yet announced a run for reelection – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/republican-former-state-sen-paul-schimpf-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/2438404/
— Illinois Reports 1,420 New Cases of Coronavirus, 41 Additional Deaths Monday. Illinois has surpassed 20,000 coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1420-new-cases-of-coronavirus-41-additional-deaths-monday/2438334/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Downstate GOP state Sen. Paul Schimpf announces bid for Illinois governor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-republican-state-senator-announces-run-illinois-governor-20210215-fhvr3zennjhmtmeiuaqpbzvkvi-story.html
— Crete-Monee schools ask voter support for $62.25 million bond issue, change in state law – JERRY SHNAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0216-20210215-cbkl5iuqp5ayvctuf4r7pep5re-story.html
— Get tough, Gov. Pritzker, on AFSCME – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-fixing-illinois-chicago-budget-afscme-furlough-20210215-b6odtzttd5cjfkwu6vrde3e3be-story.html
— Illinois’ latest disaster? The vaccine rollout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-rollout-20210215-sqy2ij63rrd6fbcemoft6tmsw4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Republican state senator joins race to oust Pritzker, arguing he better understands voters’ struggles. Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf cloaked himself in the mantle or former President Ronald Reagan, but Democrats dismissed him as more in the mold of Donald Trump and former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. – Jerry Nowicki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284471/former-republican-state-senator-paul-schimpf-pritzker-governor-election-gary-rabine
— House Republicans to Pritzker: Base budget on reality — ‘not wishful thinking’ Pritzker is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address to the General Assembly via a live video feed at noon Wednesday. So far, he has revealed little about the budget he plans to propose for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. – Peter Hancock
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284621/republicans-durkin-demmer-pritzker-balanced-budget-address-wednesday-coronavirus-covi-19-deficit
— COVID a killer for the obese: ‘Like pouring gasoline on top of a fire’ Chicago churches, particularly in the Black community, have targeted obesity — which contributes to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure — and poses a higher risk of lethal complications from COVID-19. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22280292/covid-19-obesity-coronavirus-diabetes-lent-heart-disease-trinity-united-church-christ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican senators stand with seditionists, not the Republic. What we saw Saturday was a profile in cowardice. Had there been a secret ballot, the Senate vote to convict Donald Trump likely would have been overwhelming.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/15/22284380/gop-republican-sedition-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Algonquin Township Republican primary set for Feb. 23 will decide new supervisor – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/algonquin-township-republican-primary-set-for-feb-23-will-decide-new-supervisor
— February primary features two Republican candidates for Algonquin Township highway commissioner – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/february-primary-features-two-republican-candidates-for-algonquin-township-highway-commissioner

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois has joined nearby LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee in voting to censure U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger over his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/15/second-illinois-county-votes-against-kinzinger-over-impeachment-vote/6758346002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While dozens of counties across Illinois voted to support LaSalle County Republicans in their censure of the Republican congressman on Feb. 3, none took a vote of their own until late last week when Iroquois County Republicans met and approved its own censure. A censure is a public, formal statement expressing disapproval of a public official. Censure often serves as a powerful message from voting bases to elected officials and is often a sign of conflict. Like LaSalle County, Iroquois is one of 14 counties in Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District, which also includes Boone County and much of Winnebago County.)

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republicans call for balanced budget ahead of governor’s address – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/republicans-call-for-balanced-budget-ahead-of-governor-s-address/article_8ab91f5b-08b8-509d-b1e5-72c5015cddfa.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s acquittal appears to end speculation about whether he will be face of the GOP – CHRISTOPHER WHITE
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-acquittal-appears-to-end-speculation-about-whether-he-will-be-face-of-the-gop
— Will we see Trump run for office again? ‘Of course,’ says political insider – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/will-we-see-trump-run-for-office-again-of-course-says-political-insider
— Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-faces-pressure-as-us-sets-new-course-on-immigration
— Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/pelosi-says-independent-commission-will-examine-capitol-riot

NPR ILLINOIS
— Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/corporate-america-brings-hammer-down-after-capitol-insurrection#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— IL GOP Chairman talks future of Republican Party condemns impeachment trial and Jan. 6 riots – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/on-the-record/on-the-record-il-gop-chairman-talks-future-of-republican-party-condemns-impeachment-trial-and-jan-6-riots/

KPVI
— Illinois House GOP leaders want more transparency from Pritzker – DEAN OLSEN
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/illinois-house-gop-leaders-want-more-transparency-from-pritzker/article_4b13189b-641d-5375-a6a3-cce6d8acf70b.html

WCSJ NEWS
— Kinzinger: Politicians Should Be Willing to Risk Political Careers To Tell the Truth – Justin Ritz
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/kinzinger-politicians-should-be-willing-to-risk-political-careers-to-tell-the-truth/article_eacd3e90-6fa3-11eb-a911-7b427d6cace2.html

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois committee could take up ‘Culturally Responsive’ teaching standards Wednesday – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-committee-could-take-up-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wednesday/article_9428436c-6fc8-11eb-b9f7-b3629984be13.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Teacher Standards Up for Vote Tomorrow – Potential Swing Legislators Identified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/160327/
— Defender of New Teacher Guidelines Uses Factoid that Makes No Sense to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/defender-of-new-teacher-guidelines-uses-factoid-that-makes-no-sense-to-me/
— Nevada Talks about Private Local Governments
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/nevada-talks-about-private-local-governments/
— Township Road Commissioner Candidate Eric Dowd Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/eric-dowd-mails-again/
— Riot Inquiry, But No Look at Election Machines
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/riot-inquiry-but-no-look-at-election-machines/
— Paul Schimpf Announces Candidacy for GOP Nomination for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announces-candidacy-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Paul Schimpf Announcing for GOP Nomination for Governor (2014 photos)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announcing-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Kyle Rittenhouse: New Civil Attorney Robert Barnes Speaks about Last Thursday’s Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/barnes021521/
— When Will Someone Sponsor a Bill to Lower the Usurious Property Tax Late Payment Fee?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/when-will-someone-sponsor-a-bill-to-lower-the-usurious-property-tax-late-payment-fee/
— Kelly Liebmann Wins Freedom of Information Suit Against McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/kelly-liebmann-wins-freedom-of-information-suit-against-mchenry-county/
— What Do Mike Madigan’s and Cal Skinner’s Wives Have in Common?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/what-do-mike-madigans-and-cal-skinners-wives-have-in-common/
— Algonquin Township Republicans Gather for Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/algonquin-township-republicans-gather-for-fundraiser/
— An Observation – Better Weather under Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/message-of-the-day-an-observation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP’S STEVE BOULTON FEATURED ON CBS MORNING SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/chicago-gops-steve-boulton-featured-on-cbs-morning-show.html
— LOMBARDI: WHY I AM CHALLENGING ADAM KINZINGER IN THE 2022 GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/lombardi-why-i-am-running-for-congress.html
— BECKMAN: ILLINOIS TEACHERS FACE EMBRACING LEFTIST POLICIES AS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman–1.html
— ROSSI: THANKFULLY THE “SALEM WITCH TRIAL” IMPEACHMENT CHARADE IS OVER!
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rossi-thankfully-the-salem-witch-trial-impeachment-charade-is-over.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden ‘in a real bind with the radical left’ over push to tear down border wall – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: Those who want to tear down the border wall are anti-American, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Hume: GOP trying to ‘move away from Trump without alienating his supporters’
https://news.yahoo.com/hume-gop-trying-move-away-235359828.html

GOPUSA
— Impeachment Failure Makes Trump Derangement Syndrome Stronger Than Ever Among Washington Establishment
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106505
— Full Text Of Trump’s Statement On Impeachment Acquittal
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106510

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden’s DHS to Release Over 25,000 Illegals into Texas and California – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/15/bidens-dhs-to-release-over-25000-illegals-into-texas-and-california/

BREITBART
— Allen West: Joe Biden’s Release of Thousands Migrants Is ‘an Imminent Danger’ to Texas – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/15/allen-west-joe-bidens-release-of-thousands-migrants-is-an-imminent-danger-to-texas/

HOT AIR
— Chicago’s “Bail Reform” Led To More Crime
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/02/15/chicagos-bail-reform-led-crime/

LIFE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Exploits Kids, Sells Them Sex-Change Hormones to Make Big Bucks – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/12/planned-parenthood-exploits-kids-sells-them-sex-change-hormones-to-make-big-bucks/

THE HILL
— Trump surprises supporters holding rally-like President’s Day gathering in Florida – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538922-trump-surprises-supporters-holding-rally-like-presidents-day-gathering-in

CNBC
— Pelosi announces independent 9/11-style commission on deadly Capitol riot – AP
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/bipartisan-support-grows-for-9/11-style-inquiry-into-deadly-capitol-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Kinzinger.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/politics/adam-kinzinger-republicans-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump may be done, but Trumpism is the GOP’s future.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/15/trump-may-be-done-trumpism-is-gops-future/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump greeted by hundreds of cheering fans on Presidents Day – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/15/trump-greeted-by-hundreds-of-cheering-fans-on-presidents-day/

FORBES
— House Republicans Claim Pelosi May Be Responsible For Delaying National Guard Deployment On Jan. 6 – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/02/15/house-republicans-suggest-pelosi-may-be-responsible-for-delaying-national-guard-deployment-on-jan-6/

February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in Republican Party – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-impeachment-acquittal-trump-remains-dominant-in-gop/10338947/
— Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump, focus on COVID stimulus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-reaction-impeachment-trial-stimulus-donald-trump-acquitted/10338710/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville police’s discovery of luxury vehicle stolen in Chicago carjacking leads to arrest of three suspects and recovery of guns, drugs – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-carjack-st-0214-20210212-fmok6qdz7baarl73ql63kcieam-story.html
— Two years after Henry Pratt shooting in Aurora, supporters preparing to bring back Illinois gun licensing bill – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-pratt-foid-card-legislation-st-20210213-aezb3db52bcxxffyaw22hgewqe-story.html

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Trump’s acquittal exposes the hypocrisy of the Far Left. The lack of evidence, not cowardly Republicans, brought down the Democrat insurrection of impeachment conviction against Donald Trump. There was less evidence to prove President Trump pushed his followers to violence than evidence that exists that Democrats screaming for Trump impeachment goaded BLM protestors to violence last summer. – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/14/trumps-acquittal-exposes-the-hypocrisy-of-the-far-left/

WREX
— Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal – AP (DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://wrex.com/2021/02/14/trump-remains-dominant-force-in-gop-following-acquittal-2/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/impeachment-isnt-the-final-word-on-capitol-riot-for-trump/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump ‘ready to move on,’ rebuild GOP to retake Congress in 2022: Sen. Graham – S.A. Miller
(DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sen-lindsey-graham-trump-ready-to-move-on-rebuild-/

— ‘Dismantling this immoral wall’: Biden pulled by left wing on immigration.  Sierra Club says ‘wall itself is an immoral monument to settler colonial destruction – Stephen Dinan ‘

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Graham: McConnell ‘put a load on Republicans’ back’ with anti-Trump speech. South Carolina senator warns McConnell’s words will be used against Republican candidates in 2022 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/graham-mcconnell-anti-trump-speech

TOWNHALL
— Biden Uses the Parkland Anniversary to Call for Three Major Gun Control Moves – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/14/biden-uses-the-parkland-anniversary-to-push-for-gun-control-in-the-first-100-days-n2584714
— It’s Time To Hate Them Right Back. – Derek Hunter
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/02/14/its-time-to-hate-them-right-back-n2584697

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Nikki Haley “Disgusted” By Trump, Says He’s “Fallen Too Far” To Have Future With GOP
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/nikki-haley-disgusted-by-trump-says-hes-fallen-too-far-to-have-future-with-gop/

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Calls on Congress to Strengthen Gun Ownership Rules – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-calls-on-congress-to-restrict-gun-ownership_3696206.html


— Trump Impeachment Lawyer: ‘Bloodthirsty’ Media Is ‘Trying to Divide This Country’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-impeachment-lawyer-bloodthirsty-media-is-trying-to-divide-this-country_3696266.html

NBC NEWS
— What’s next for the GOP after Trump acquittal?
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/next-gop-trump-acquittal-002257639.html
— Trump’s impeachment acquittal widens rift within the GOP
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-impeachment-acquittal-widens-rift-004125444.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’ The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.” Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But their overriding political calculation was clear. After party leaders briefly entertained using the process to purge Mr. Trump from their ranks, Republicans doubled down on a bet made five years ago: that it was better not to stoke another open confrontation with a man millions of their voters still singularly embrace. . .After the attack and Republicans’ loss of the Senate, there had been a brief window in which it seemed as if the outcome might be different. Mr. McConnell privately told advisers that an impeachment conviction might be the only way to purge Mr. Trump from the party after four tumultuous years, and his openness to finding him guilty held out the possibility that a coalition of Republicans might follow his lead.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Now begins McConnell’s project to shrink Trump’s GOP influence – George F. Will
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/now-begins-mcconnells-project-to-shrink-trumps-gop-influence/2021/02/14/ff7201de-6eed-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html
— McConnell would have happily considered finding Trump guilty, were it not for Mitch McConnell – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/13/mcconnell-would-have-happily-considered-finding-trump-guilty-were-it-not-mitch-mcconnell/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because of the Capitol Rioters, “The agency founded because of 9/11 shifts to face the threat of domestic terrorism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dhs-domestic-extremism-threat/2021/02/14/41693dd0-672f-11eb-bf81-c618c88ed605_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— GOP will do fine — with or without Donald Trump – Michael Barone
https://nypost.com/2021/02/14/gop-will-do-fine-with-or-without-donald-trump/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger Says “Trump Put Congress, Americans in a ‘Lose-Lose Situation’ After Acquittal.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-trump-put-congress-americans-lose-lose-situation-after-acquittal-1569195

THE REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see minorities as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
http://www.therepublic.com/2021/02/13/us-race-war-analysis/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/senate-republicans-confirmed-allegiance-trump-else-acquitting/

PATHEOS
— Orange Beast Gone. Who Will Dems Hate Now? – DAVE ARMSTRONG
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2021/02/orange-beast-gone-who-will-dems-hate-now.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Who will the Trump-obsessed Democrats hate now? I agree with Rush Limbaugh: I think they will switch to hating all conservatives (Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables”). In fact they have already begun. We’re their desperately needed object of hatred: one big ugly mass of despised wicked “Trump voters” now twisted into the ridiculous caricature that they have made of President Trump for four years: a bunch of racists, sexists, anti-Mexican bigots and homophobes; anti-science troglodytes, etc. *
Keep it up, liberals. Keep lying about us, to replace your 24/7, five-year obsession with the Orange Beast and Demon from Hell (if you only still believed in the latter: maybe only for Trump, huh?). We still have the power to vote, and vote we will in November 2022, and it’s gonna be a massacre for the ages against your idiotic, immoral, clueless and radically secularist party.)

DAILY MAIL
— Democratic senator claims Republican lawmakers are ‘deathly afraid’ of Donald Trump and former president’s acquittal secures his spot as ‘leader of the GOP for the next four years’ – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9259483/Dem-senator-Republicans-deathly-afraid-Trump-acquittal-secures-spot-GOP-leader.html

February 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Congressional Budget Office expects $2.3T deficit before Biden COVID-19 relief plan – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/budget-office-expects-$23t-deficit-before-biden-relief-plan/10330923/

NBC5
— Biden Gets 62% Approval in CNBC Economic Survey, Topping First Ratings of the Last Four Presidents – Steve Liesman
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want Biden to see this as a mandate to immediately get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/biden-gets-62-approval-in-cnbc-economic-survey-topping-first-ratings-of-the-last-four-presidents/2435520/

CBS2
— Republicans Mock Illinois House Democrats: Meet The New Rules, Same As Old Ones
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/11/republicans-mock-illinois-house-democrats-meet-the-new-rules-same-as-old-ones/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rep. Darin LaHood of Peoria put in charge of national Republican congressional fundraising – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-darin-lahood-republican-fundraising-20210211-ndmbzg4m6vhbjb24xrwnbvc2py-story.html
— Countersuit filed in Orland Park robocalls battle; mayor alleges fraudulent email – MIKE NOLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-orland-park-robocalls-lawsuit-st-0212-20210211-2tv6eg6einaujdxunfigwj3wqi-story.html
— Prosecutors rest their case in impeachment trial, urge Senators to convict Trump or face dire democracy damage – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-impeachment-trial-20210211-7m24gu5flzeqlmqb6lxapp4sv4-story.html
— Trump impeachment trial Day 3 highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-impeachment-trial-highlights-20210212-klem4gwjivgm3i52slfzg4htpm-story.html
— Biden wants to raise refugee admissions to 62,500, quadrupling Trump’s record-low limit – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-biden-refugee-admissions-20210211-zcdbtutuprapvk4l5qtg6rv2jm-story.html
— A look at how impeachment is playing (or isn’t) beyond cable news | Lightfoot, Preckwinkle reject Pritzker’s COVID-19 vaccination plan | Obama center foe takes his complaint to Biden – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-impeachment-interest-ignored-obama-center-biden-spin-20210211-32ngbki4nnewzhsm6wlf7wqiru-story.html
— Egging of student apartment displaying Israeli flag prompts University of Illinois police probe; school condemns anti-Semitism – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-university-of-illinois-israeli-flag-apartment-egging-20210211-5ett6oohjreprozcvd74mdiosq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Five reasons why the impeachment trial is absolutely crucial. The craving for a Trump conviction likely won’t be satisfied this week. But it’s important to see the forest for the trees: The nation needs this reckoning for many reasons.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/11/22276592/reasons-why-impeachment-trial-crucial-trump-s-e-cupp
— Rioters acted on Trump’s ‘order,’ Democrats say in impeachment trial – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied that they took adverse actions against me on orders from the following: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and/or e) those who I have sued.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/11/22278325/rioters-acted-trumps-order-democrats-say-impeachment-trial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Capitol attack not a finale, but an opening act. After impeachment, Democrats must quickly look to the future. Because the Capitol mob is coming back.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/2/11/22278141/capitol-mob-riot-jan-6-electoral-vote-certification-trump-impeachment-house-senate-trial-elections
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump can’t hang on to lawyers after false election claims. Since losing the November election to President Joe Biden, Donald Trump has been hemorrhaging attorneys.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/2/11/22278426/trump-cant-hang-lawyers-false-election-claims

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois House speaker term limits and other changes OK’d in party line split – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210210/illinois-house-speaker-term-limits-and-other-changes-okd-in-party-line-split

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Republicans sour on Trumpism plan to chart a new course High-ranking members of the GOP have started discussions about forcing a new direction for the GOP—or even a new party. Illinois’ own Adam Kinzinger addressed the group in a Feb. 5 Zoom call. – Bloomberg
(DIERSEN: I am a member of the platform faction inside the GOP. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/republicans-sour-trumpism-plan-chart-new-course
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A poll of the participants in what McMullin called the “new conservative summit” found that 43% want to establish a new faction inside the GOP that would support candidates and back officials such as Representative Liz Cheney who want the party to move on from Trump, he said, noting that 40% of participants wanted a new party, even knowing the challenges.)

SOUTHERN
— What Kinzinger vs. Trump tells us about the Illinois GOP – Jim Nowlan
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-jim-nowlan-what-kinzinger-vs-trump-tells-us-about-the-illinois-gop/article_8a936003-baca-5d0c-b2ca-9eb090c925a5.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So, Adam has become the darling of suburban Dems and maybe 15-20% of GOP voters who, like me, agree with his criticism of Trump. Not a recipe for success in a statewide primary for U.S. Senate or governor, unless he stirs up several opponents, and can then win with 30% or so of the vote. Trump loyalists in my rural area appear to be sticking with the ex-president. They believe he speaks their blunt language to the powers that be and represents them more effectively than anyone ever has or ever will. . .Not to be cast aside entirely, the Illinois GOP this past week narrowly defeated a Trump conservative, and elected as state chair a calm, mainstream Republican lawyer from the remarkably successful Tracy family of western Illinois. Tracy siblings operate and wholly own the 6,000-employee DOT Foods enterprise of tiny Mount Sterling in equally minuscule Brown County. Don Tracy may not himself be in the Griffin billionaire class (I don’t know), but he sure has the stature to get his phone calls returned from traditional, major GOP donors. At present, the Illinois GOP holds no state offices and but one-third of legislative and congressional seats. It has no money, and an uncomfortable, at best, relationship with the Trump base; after all, the Tracy forces worked hard to eke out a narrow win over a Trump candidate for party chair. Illinois needs a competitive two-party political system. I commend Don Tracy for taking on a thankless role, but I worry that the GOP, both nationally and in Illinois, is in for a rough ride until we get past the Trump era.)

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Rep. Darin LaHood of Peoria put in charge of national Republican congressional fundraising – RICK PEARSON
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/rep-darin-lahood-of-peoria-put-in-charge-of-national-republican-congressional-fundraising/article_31e204e6-b87a-54d5-8727-04744b5e1048.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Criminal element well represented in Illinois Senate – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/jim-dey-criminal-element-well-represented-in-illinois-senate/article_aaaa5a1c-1ec1-59a5-87d1-4e326dc7ee18.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Lawmaker Proposes Unfunded Mandate Ban – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=318814#.YCXHcS4XCM8

ELGIN PATCH
— About half of all police officers in Kane County municipalities opted not to take the coronavirus vaccine, a board member said last week. – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/elgin/s/hf9sm/50-of-officers-rejected-coronavirus-vaccine-kane-co-official

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Tribune Adds Support for Keeping John Lausch as U.S. Attorney
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/tribune-adds-support-for-keeping-john-lausch-as-u-s-attorney/
— IL-16: Adam Kinzinger to be Challenged Again by James Marter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/marter021121/
— ASKING AGAIN: Now That Underwood Is On Appropriations Committee, Will She Be Able to Get Covid Money for McHenry County?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/il-14-now-that-underwood-is-on-appropriations-committee-will-she-be-able-to-get-covid-money-for-mchenry-county-copy/
— Even Wall Street Journal Notices Illinois U.S. Attorney’s Corruption Fighting Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/even-wall-street-journal-notices-illinois-u-s-attorneys-corruption-fighting-record/
— FOID Card Roundup in Lake in the Hills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/foid-card-roundup-in-lake-in-the-hills/
— Corruption Bipartisan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/corruption-bilpartisan/
— Interested in Getting Involved in County Government?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/11/interested-in-getting-involved-in-county-government/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township Clerk Resigned – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/dupage-township-clerk-resigned/

CAPITOL FAX
— DuPage sheriff says end of cash bail would hurt his inmate addiction program, but he’s being sued over that program
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/11/dupage-sheriff-says-end-of-cash-bail-would-hurt-his-inmate-addiction-program-but-hes-being-sued-over-that-program/
— 2,838 new confirmed and probable cases; 102 additional deaths; 1,954 hospitalized; 448 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 3.9 percent average test positivity rate; 56,094 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/11/2838-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-102-additional-deaths-1954-hospitalized-448-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-39-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-56094-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— How Biden is allowing Chinese govt. to quietly creep onto U.S. college campuses – Bill Gertz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/how-biden-allowing-chinese-govt-quietly-creep-us-c/
— GOP demands Pelosi pay fine for bypassing metal detectors – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/gop-demands-nancy-pelosi-pay-fine-bypassing-metal-/
— Project Veritas suspended by Twitter after story on hate speech algorithms – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/11/project-veritas-suspended-by-twitter-after-story-o/

FOX NEWS
— Gaetz tells Kinzinger to ‘bring it’ as GOP feud heats up. Twitter spat illustrates the divide in Republican Party between Trump supporters and critics. Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gaetz-tells-kinzinger-to-bring-it-as-gop-feud-heats-up

GOPUSA
— Pope Attempts To Blend Christian Church With Marx’s Socialism In Policy Address
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106417
— CDC Study Finds Two Masks Are Better Than One Vs. COVID-19; Why Not Three?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106384
— BofA Accused Of Helping The Feds ‘Ferret Out Conservatives’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106398

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media falsely ties Capitol Hill insurrection to increase in firearm sales
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/insurrection-gun-sales/

TOWNHALL
— Stop Calling It an ‘Insurrection’ – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/02/11/stop-calling-it-an-insurrection-n2584502

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— If Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is the Standard, What About Democrat ‘Kingmaker’ Rev. Al Sharpton? – Larry Elder
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.snappages.site/blog/2021/02/11/if-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democrat-kingmaker-rev-al-sharpton

EPOCH TIMES
— 70 Percent of Republicans Would Consider Joining Trump-Led Party, Poll Finds
https://www.theepochtimes.com/70-percent-of-republicans-would-consider-joining-trump-led-third-party-poll-finds_3693713.html

POLITICO
— NRCC will ‘absolutely’ support Republicans who backed impeachment, finance chair says. The campaign arm for House Republicans has a longstanding policy of staying out of primaries — something that helps Rep. Darin LaHood stay above fray. – SHIA KAPOS
(DIERSEN: 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/11/nrcc-republicans-impeachment-darin-lahood-468767
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Rep. Darin LaHood, a vocal ally of Donald Trump, said Thursday that the campaign arm of House Republicans won’t seek to punish members of the conference who supported impeaching the former president. The Illinois Republican was named finance chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee on Wednesday, just as the organization unveiled its strategy for retaking the House after the party made a surprisingly strong showing in the 2020 election.)
— National Republicans dive into Newsom recall push. The Republican National Committee is sending $250,000 to help the state GOP force a vote over whether the first-term Democrat should remain in office. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/11/california-newsom-recall-republicans-468747

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “House managers argue impeachment is about preventing future Trump abuses.”
https://news.yahoo.com/house-managers-argue-impeachment-preventing-003146630.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Rioters acted on Trump’s ‘order,’ Democrats say in trial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied that they took adverse actions against me on orders from the following: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and/or e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.kltv.com/2021/02/11/chilling-video-footage-becomes-key-exhibit-trump-impeachment-trial/

CBS BALTIMORE
— ‘Trump Demanded It’ | Attorney For Maryland Man Facing Riot Charges Says He Went To U.S. Capitol ‘At The Request Of The President’ – Mike Hellgren
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied that they took adverse actions against me on orders from the following: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and/or e) those who I have sued.)
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/02/11/trump-demanded-it-attorney-for-maryland-man-facing-riot-charges-says-he-went-to-u-s-capitol-at-the-request-of-the-president/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Was Sicker Than Acknowledged With Covid-19. When hospitalized with the coronavirus in October, his blood oxygen levels had plunged and officials feared he was on the verge of being placed on a ventilator.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/us/politics/trump-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. federal debt to exceed size of economy even before Biden stimulus is approved, CBO says. CBO’s deficit projections come the day after the Federal Reserve chairman warned of the dangers of high unemployment. – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/02/11/cbo-deficit-debt-stimulus/

February 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dems call Trump ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dems-call-trump-inciter-in-chief-of-capitol-attack-live/10325471/
— Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey
https://abc7chicago.com/bruce-springsteen-faces-drunken-driving-charge-in-nj/10326279/
— Twitter CFO says Trump’s ban is permanent, even if he runs for office again – Brian Fung
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will other hate-filled Trump-hating utilities cut off Trump’s cable TV, internet service, phone service, water, electricity, natural gas, sanitary sewer, trash pickup, etc.?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-twitter-ban-is-permanent-even-if-he-runs-for-office-again/10327473/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois House sets rules for the post-Madigan era, but Republicans say changes are merely tweaks – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinios-house-rules-20210210-wc2njj5hgzb7vgvpgt7peegxei-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Capitol rioters had to know that they were harming Trump, harming all those who voted for Trump, harming all conservatives, harming all Republicans, harming the Republican Party, harming America, harming respect for the rule of law, harming etc.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-republicans-leaving-party-20210210-jdjsyvvajzc4pkzskemzpgq5uy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump can’t take refuge in the First Amendment.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-first-amendment-chapman-20210210-bvgdjaafn5duvhimwspku32cby-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Why Gary Rabine thinks he can reach across the aisle if elected governor – Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210210/why-gary-rabine-thinks-he-can-reach-across-the-aisle-if-elected-governor
— Vexed by ‘too little’ supply, DuPage opening vaccine clinic at the county fairgrounds Wednesday – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210209/vexed-by-too-little-supply-dupage-opening-vaccine-clinic-at-the-county-fairgrounds-wednesday

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— The worst budget in American history – Stephen Moore
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/stephen-moore-the-worst-budget-in-american-history/article_8a5d7746-6a5d-11eb-a59b-a391e0bd8a3a.html

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/kinzinger-pushes-trump-conviction-amid-gop-backlash#stream/0

WJBC
— Rep. Davis says impeachment trials of former Pres. Trump “sets a terrible precedent”
https://www.wjbc.com/2021/02/10/rep-davis-says-impeachment-trials-of-former-pres-trump-sets-a-terrible-precedent/

WHEATON PATCH
— Early Voting Starts Feb. 25 In DuPage County – Lisa Marie Farver
(DIERSEN: As a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I anxiously await campaign literature from the Republican candidates on the April 6, 2021 ballot for my precinct so that I can deliver that literature to the homes that have at least one Republican or one Independent voter. I also anxiously await yard signs from the candidates that I can offer to the voters, envelopes from the Milton Township Republican Organization to deliver the literature in, and voter lists that target voters who are likely to vote and to vote Republican. For Milton Township, the Republican candidates are John Monino, Nick Nathwani, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Dan Milinko, Jeff Castle, Drew Ellis, and Joe Soto. For Wheaton Park District, the Republican candidates include Ron Almiron. For DuPage County Educational Service Region, the Republican candidates include Paula McGowen. For Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, the Republican candidates are ? For College of DuPage, the Republican candidates include Heidi Holan.)
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/early-voting-starts-feb-25-dupage-county

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OP-ED: ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS VOTE TO PASS YET ANOTHER ANTI-BUSINESS BILL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/op-ed-illinois-lawmakers-vote-to-pass-yet-another-anti-business-bill.html
— THORNER: TRUMP’S LEGAL CHALLENGES MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN LEFTIST MEDIA REPORTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-trump-won-twice-as-many-lawsuits-as-he-lost.html

CAPITOL FAX
— What is a mainstream Republican these days?
(DIERSEN: I am a platform Republican. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Far too many Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, major donors, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers reject planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Far too many of the aforesaid focus on driving out of the Republican Party those like me who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/10/what-is-a-mainstream-republican-these-days/
— 2,825 new confirmed and probable cases; 53 additional deaths; 2,082 hospitalized; 464 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,135 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/10/2825-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-53-additional-deaths-2082-hospitalized-464-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-40-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55135-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “Trump-less Twitter is an amazing blessing.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/rep-kinzinger-trump-less-twitter-amazing-blessing/

GOPUSA
— Maxine Waters, Racial Insurrectionist – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106364

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Married Americans Keep Voting Red In 2020, marriage rates were the single sharpest dividing line between areas that voted for Trump and those that went to Biden. – PEYTON ROTH AND W. BRADFORD WILCOX
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs do everything that they can to discourage traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/married-americans-keep-voting-red/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Coming Military Purge An increasingly hostile ruling class, who conceive of themselves as occupying a disloyal, irredentist America, is a formula for weakness abroad and conflict at home. – Christopher Roach
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/09/the-coming-military-purge/

BLAZE
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper invokes genocide comparison to describe Trump supporters who stormed Capitol ‘We’ve seen it in Bosnia, we’ve seen it in Rwanda – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/anderson-cooper-genocide-trump-supporters-capitol-riot

DAILY WIRE
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper Compares Capitol Hill Riot To 800,000 Murdered In Rwandan Genocide – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/anderson-cooper-compares-capitol-hill-riot-to-800000-murdered-in-rwanda

TOWNHALL
— When the Hateful Think They Are the Virtuous – Ben Shapiro
https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2021/02/10/when-the-hateful-think-they-are-the-virtuous-n2584466

FEDERALIST
— Google-Owned YouTube Deplatforms Pro-Life Group LifeSiteNews – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/google-owned-youtube-deplatforms-pro-life-group-lifesitenews/
— Why The Left Still Can’t Understand Trump’s Appeal Republicans aren’t motivated by resentment, they’re motivated by self-preservation in the face of a highly aggressive left. – John Daniel Davidson
(DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to defend the 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. The DuPage County Republican Central Committee should be taking steps to defend the 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. The Milton Township Republican Organization should be taking steps to defend the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. I should be taking steps to defend the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/why-the-left-still-cant-understand-trumps-appeal/
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper Compares Capitol Riots To Rwandan Genocide – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/cnns-anderson-cooper-compares-capitol-riots-to-rwandan-genocide/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— US Communist revolution: Armchair Americans can’t stop it – Jeanne McKinney
(DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to defend the 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. The DuPage County Republican Central Committee should be taking steps to defend the 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. The Milton Township Republican Organization should be taking steps to defend the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. I should be taking steps to defend the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.commdiginews.com/patriot-profiles-jeanne-mckinney/us-communist-revolution-armchair-americans-cant-stop-it-136073/

EPOCH TIMES
— MyPillow’s Lindell Says Sales Remain Strong Amid ‘Cancel Culture’ – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mypillows-lindell-says-sales-remain-strong-amid-cancel-culture_3691923.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538241-kinzinger-pac-to-go-on-attack-against-trumpism

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans will exonerate Trump, but they can’t ignore the horrors.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/09/republicans-will-exonerate-trump-they-cant-ignore-horrors/

FORTUNE
— AUGUST 25, 2020 FLASHBACK: The Republican Party turns its platform into a person: Donald Trump – Geoff Colvin
(DIERSEN: Trump got elected in 2016 because he promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://fortune.com/2020/08/25/gop-convention-rnc-platform-republican-party-2020-donald-trump/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who voted for Trump are unhappy with those Republican Party leaders who have dumped Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/favorable-views-gop-declines-double-digits-among-republicans-since-nov-poll-1568298
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-total-peace-if-he-loses-reelection-after-speaking-out-against-gop-1568338

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 71% of GOP Voters Say Troops Unnecessary for D.C. Security, But Democrats Disagree
(DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to defend the 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. The DuPage County Republican Central Committee should be taking steps to defend the 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. The Milton Township Republican Organization should be taking steps to defend the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. I should be taking steps to defend the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/71_of_gop_voters_say_troops_unnecessary_for_d_c_security_but_democrats_disagree

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/one-cheer-republicans-willing-stand-trump-three-cheers-many/

February 8 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Praise for New ILGOP Chairman Rushes In All corners of GOP applaud the selection of Don Tracy, leader of and major donor to the anti-progressive tax and numerous successful campaigns
https://mailchi.mp/28bbae26e2b2/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4743608

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,747 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1747-new-covid-19-cases-35-deaths/10321765/

NBC5
— Trump Lawyers Blast Democrats Before Impeachment Trial, Deny He Incited Capitol Riot – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-lawyers-blast-democrats-before-impeachment-trial-deny-he-incited-capitol-riot/2432451/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see immigrants as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/8/22272781/immigrants-activists-worry-biden-wont-end-trump-barriers

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot vs. Sharkey on hammering out deal | Businessman Rabine to run as Republican for governor | Former CTU leader, mayoral hopeful Karen Lewis dies – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-sharkey-ctu-near-deal-karen-lewis-dies-impeachment-spin-20210208-vd3fc73rivcbnavom2stalvvam-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump, 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump, 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump, and 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-a-winning-gop-would-take-kinzingers-medicine/article_662062a1-082b-571e-9860-183c194acaf8.html

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
— Guns, ammunition fly off shelves at South Bend area stores after ‘perfect storm’ of events – Ed Semmler and Marek Mazurek
https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/guns-ammunition-fly-off-shelves-at-south-bend-area-stores-after-perfect-storm-of-events/article_3d2c5ffe-67f2-11eb-839b-2b6a288f303b.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fear caused by the pandemic, civil unrest and even the election of a new president has created unprecedented demand for guns and ammunition that has some shop owners concerned about their own survival. When news of the pandemic started to spread, lines started forming at stores here and across the country for guns, ammunition, bulletproof vests and other items deemed important for self-defense and survival. And civil unrest throughout most of the country only served to fan the flames as well as the election of President Joe Biden, who many fear will seek to constrict 2nd Amendment rights. “It’s been a perfect storm,” said Rebecca Bartol, owner of gun store Femme Fatale in South Bend. “People started panic buying in March and it really hasn’t let up since because of rioting, protesting and political changes.” Femme Fatale closed for a couple of months because of the pandemic and the supply shortage, but reopened in June at its old location at 1201 S. Main St. In November, it relocated to a new store at 4325 S. Michigan St. Bartol said the move had been planned for some time and was prompted by the desire to get into a bigger space and near the Ireland Road retail corridor on the south side of the city. But the shortage of inventory is more evident than ever in the bigger store with its largely barren display cases for handguns, racks for shotguns and rifles and cubicles that store ammo. Almost as fast as new inventory comes in, it is purchased by customers. “Our firearms inventory is about 10% of normal,” Bartol said between customers who were looking for hard-to-find ammunition and guns. “This is the thinnest we’ve ever been, and we’re working harder than ever to find inventory.” Federal background checks soared to nearly 39.7 million in 2020, about a 39% jump compared to the previous year and the most on record since background checks got under way in 1998, according to NCIS statistics. Bartol and other gun shop owners said that millions of those background checks were for first-time gun owners, which helps explain the shortages in addition to the factory shutdowns and slowdowns caused by the pandemic.)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Groundwork For Insurrection Was Laid Well Before Jan. 6 – STEVE INSKEEP
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/groundwork-insurrection-was-laid-well-jan-6#stream/0

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Anonymous Political Campaigns are like Cockroaches; They scatter when the light comes on – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/anonymous-political-campaigns-are-like-cockroaches-they-scatter-when-the-light-comes-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— A DIVIDED IL GOP PICKS DOWNSTATE ATTORNEY AS NEXT CHAIRMAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/a-divided-il-gop-picks-downstate-attorney-as-next-chairman-.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While the IL GOP has been following the lead of anti-conservative activists and consultants for years, the election of Tracy could indicate the growing power of downstate Republicans that deliver most of the state’s conservative, pro-Trump Republican votes – granting them more weight in the party’s decision-making. )
— CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER LAUDS JEEP’S “COMMON GROUND” SUPER BOWL AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/congressman-kinzinger-lauds-jeeps-common-ground-super-bowl-ad-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Business owner, Trump supporter Gary Rabine says he will run for governor
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/08/business-owner-trump-supporter-gary-rabine-says-he-will-run-for-governor/
— HGOP responds *** House releases new proposed rules
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/08/house-releases-new-proposed-rules/
— 1,747 new confirmed and probable cases; 35 additional deaths; 2,161 hospitalized; 469 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.1 percent average test positivity rate; 51,794 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/08/1747-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-35-additional-deaths-2161-hospitalized-469-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-41-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-51794-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden border surge prompts ‘catch-and-release’ restart in Texas – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/8/joe-biden-border-surge-prompts-catch-and-release-r/

FOX NEWS
— Sen. Tim Scott: Putting ‘all the blame on President Trump’ for Capitol riot ‘just wrong’
https://news.yahoo.com/sen-tim-scott-putting-blame-191633162.html
— Sen. Tim Scott: Former President Trump ‘is not guilty’
https://news.yahoo.com/sen-tim-scott-former-president-190257425.html
— A Censured Liz Cheney Appears On Fox News Sunday
https://www.gopusa.com/a-censured-liz-cheney-appears-on-fox-news-sunday/

GOPUSA
— The Tyrannical Left’s Sinister Conspiracy To Silence Conservatives – David Limbaugh
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106244
— Fox News FALLOUT: Lou Dobbs Retweets ‘Fox In A Race To The Bottom’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106288

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden to Further Cut Down on ICE Arrests and Deportations – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/08/biden-to-further-cut-down-on-ice-arrests-and-deportations/

BREITBART
— John Cusack Calls NFL ‘Complete Hypocrites’ for $250M Systemic Racism Pledge While ‘Blacklisting’ Kaepernick – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/02/08/john-cusack-calls-nfl-complete-hypocrites-for-250m-systemic-racism-pledge-while-blacklisting-kaepernick/

BLAZE
— Bruce Springsteen was calling for a White House ‘exorcism’ 3 months ago. He appeared in a Super Bowl ad on Sunday calling for unity: ‘To the ReUnited States of America’ – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bruce-springsteen-was-calling-for-a-white-house-exorcism-3-months-ago-he-appeared-in-a-super-bowl-ad-on-sunday-calling-for-american-unity
— Maxine Waters claims she didn’t encourage violence against Trump supporters, but here’s what she said in 2018 Waters said in 2018: ‘The people are going to turn on them, they are gonna protest, they are gonna absolutely harass them’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/maxine-waters-claims-she-didnt-encourage-violence-against-trump-supporters-but-heres-what-she-said-in-2018

TOWNHALL
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Crisis Is Just Beginning – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2021/02/08/joe-bidens-immigration-crisis-is-just-beginning-n2584381

NEWSMAX
— Biden’s Immigration Surrender – James Walsh
https://www.newsmax.com/jameswalsh/executive-orders-socialism/2021/02/08/id/1009043/

PJ MEDIA
— Trump’s Defense Brief Eviscerates the Democrats’ Case for Impeachment – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/02/08/trumps-defense-brief-eviscerates-the-democrats-case-for-impeachment-n1423968

EPOCH TIMES
— Evidence Mounts that Capitol Breach Was Pre-Planned, Eroding Incitement Allegation in Trump Impeachment Trial – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/evidence-mounts-that-capitol-breach-was-pre-planned-eroding-incitement-allegation-in-trump-impeachment-trial_3689106.html

THE HILL
— New variants threaten to reverse progress against COVID-19 – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/537887-new-variants-threaten-to-reverse-progress-against-covid-19

POLITICO
— Trump lawyers rip impeachment case as ‘political theater’ The attorneys also rejected claims that Donald Trump sat on his hands during the violence. – KYLE CHENEY and ANDREW DESIDERIO
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/08/trumps-legal-team-says-impeachment-is-constitutionally-flawed-senate-cant-convict-467210

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s impeachment trial looms as Republicans grapple with a leadership void.”
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-09/what-to-expect-from-donald-trumps-second-impeachment-trial/13131468

MSNBC
— The problem with ‘centrists’ fighting for the soul of the GOP – Steve Benen
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present “centrist” leaders of Republican organizations, including the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, who focus on destroying conservative Republicans, that is, who focus on destroying platform Republicans like me.)
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/problem-centrists-fighting-soul-gop-n1257059

YAHOO NEWS
— Trump impeachment: Supporters rioted ‘of their own accord’
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-impeachment-supporters-rioted-own-170053582.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Adam Kinzinger says “My fellow Republicans, convicting Trump is necessary to save America.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/08/adam-kinzinger-trump-impeachment-senate-republicans/
— Lou Dobbs is lashing out at Fox on Twitter for dropping his show. Though still under contract with Fox, the longtime host is retweeting critics of the network, including a call for viewers to switch to far-right competitors. – Jeremy Barr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/02/08/lou-dobbs-twitter-fox-angry/
— Fearing violence and political uncertainty, Americans are buying millions more firearms. More than 2 million guns were sold in January, an 80% jump and the third-highest monthly total on record. – Hannah Denham and Andrew Ba Tran
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/03/gun-sales-january-background-checks/
— Historian: Black Power Movement once thrived in D.C., but recent mayors have “set aside” its goal of empowering poor. – Robert McCartney
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-black-power-musgrove/2021/02/07/67c115f4-67cd-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Want to hold Trump supporters accountable? It doesn’t have to be complicated.” How will the hate-filled Trump-hating a) Trump-haters in Illinois hold accountable the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) Trump-haters in DuPage County hold accountable the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) Trump-haters in Milton Township hold accountable the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) Trump-haters in my precinct hold accountable the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump? How strongly will the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Republican Precinct Committeeman Dave Diersen come to the defense of the aforesaid Trump-voters?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/08/my-pillow-david-hogg-world-series-liberals/

NEW YORK POST
— Twitter bans blogger Jim Hoft, conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root – Natalie Musumeci
https://nypost.com/2021/02/08/twitter-bans-conservatives-jim-hoft-wayne-allyn-root/
— Mitt Romney leads the way on the pro-family GOP of the future – Gladden Pappin
https://nypost.com/2021/02/08/mitt-romney-leads-the-way-on-the-pro-family-gop-of-the-future/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Impeachment Trial Puts Trump Back on Center Stage for GOP. Senate Republicans face another public test of loyalty to the former president, with their base voters watching closely – Joshua Jamerson and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-trial-puts-trump-back-on-center-stage-for-gop-11612793155

CLEVELAND
— The widening assault on Trump supporters and conservative thought has to end – Jean Kumler, Rocky River
https://www.cleveland.com/letters/2021/02/the-widening-assault-on-trump-supporters-and-conservative-thought-has-to-end.html

February 7 Evening Edition

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois GOP off to a surprisingly peaceful start with new leader. Chairman Don Tracy says he wants to focus on batting Democrats, not fellow Republicans – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-gop-surprisingly-peaceful-start-new-leader
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It was very professional and pleasant,” said GOP State Central Committeeman Roger Claar, the former mayor of Bolingbrook and an early Trump supporter in Illinois. “No one was arguing. I am very surprised with how it went.” . . . “The upcoming election cycle can be monumental if we seize on the tremendous opportunities before us,” said Tracy in a statement, referring to expected re-election bids by Gov. J.B. Pritzker and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and other contests. “The only way we can capitalize on these opportunities in 2022 is if we unite the party. My No. 1 priority is to give very Republican a seat at the table and every Republican a voice.” Easier said than done. “If I knew how to (unite the party) I would have run,” quipped Claar. And Tracy has not been able for an interview to detail his plans, such as whether Shaw will have a role, how the party will replace a generation of longtime leaders that now is retiring or how the organization will revive fund-raising that to a large degree has stalled since Rauner left office.)

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,060 New Coronavirus Cases, 48 Additional Deaths Sunday The state set a new vaccination record on Saturday, with nearly 49,000 doses of the vaccine administered
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-2060-new-coronavirus-cases-48-additional-deaths-sunday/2431823/

WGN TV
— Kinzinger: Impeachment trial “serious inflection point” for party
https://wgntv.com/political-report/rep-adam-kinzinger-impeachment-trial-serious-inflection-point-for-party/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Biden can’t fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, but weary USPS workers hope he’ll bring change – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-usps-joe-biden-louis-dejoy-20210207-2za7kmd2bnfsvmwikq5lkexcvm-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— University of Illinois settles lawsuit attacking its campus-speech policies – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-ui-settles-lawsuit-attacking-its-campus-speech-policies/article_1eac8502-98e8-5a5e-a909-fe1ed5e4d389.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Senate Republicans back Trump on eve of impeachment trial – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/senate-republicans-back-trump-on-eve-of-impeachment-trial

DEPAULIA
— Biden’s executive orders lay a foundation for racial equity – Nadia Hernandez
(DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://depauliaonline.com/52368/politics/bidens-executive-orders-lay-a-foundation-for-racial-equity/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Dolly Parton’s Big Game TV Commercial Promotes Worker Freedom through Gig Economy Freelancing Entrepreneurship
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/07/gigeconomy020721/
— Bob Bragg, Seeking GOP Nomination for Algonquin Township Road Commissioner, Releases Literature
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/07/bob-bragg-seeking-gop-nomination-for-algonquin-township-road-commissioner-releases-literature/
— Eric Dowd Mails in Support of Nunda Township Road Commissioner Candidacy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/07/eric-dowd-mails-in-support-of-nunda-township-road-commissioner-candidacy/
— Don Tracy Elected State Republican Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/06/tracy020621/
— Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Addresses ABC Questions on PRO Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/06/schumer020621/
— Steve Reick Makes National Media on His Opposition to State Board of Education
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/06/steve-reick-makes-national-media-on-his-opposition-to-state-board-of-elections/
— Women Buying Guns
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/06/women-buying-guns/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Sen. Ron Johnson: Capitol fencing sends signal that Trump voters are ‘all insurrectionists’ Republicans frustrated by barbed-wire fencing installed after Jan. 6 attack – Valerie Richardson
(DIERSEN: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, expect stronger and stronger and stronger actions to get  rid of Trump-supporters once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump, 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump, 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump, and 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/7/ron-johnson-capitol-fencing-sends-signal-trump-vot/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said Sunday he worries that keeping the fencing around the U.S. Capitol is meant to send a message that Trump supporters “are all insurrectionists.” “I think the fencing is remaining in place to send a signal, a narrative that 74 million Americans that voted for President Trump are dangerous to our democracy, they’re all insurrectionists,” said Mr. Johnson on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures.” “And that’s simply not the case.” Frustration over the fencing is building, at least on the Republican side. A Friday letter from 42 House Republicans urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to “remove the barbed wire fencing surrounding the Capitol and send the National Guard troops home to their families.” “Let us be clear. The events that happened on January 6 were horrific. Understandably, certain increased security measures following that date were implemented,” said the letter led by Rep. Ted Budd, North Carolina Republican. “But it is time for Congress and its representatives to stop hiding.”)
— America is exceptional because of its Christian heritage – Everett Piper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/7/america-is-exceptional-because-of-its-christian-he/
— Rioters’ words loom large for senators set to weigh Trump’s role in attack – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/7/trump-supporters-words-capitol-riot-loom-large-ahe/

FOX NEWS
— Antifa members threaten to ‘burn’ down DC during Black Lives Matter march. There was a heavy police presence around the protesters. – Paul Best
https://www.foxnews.com/us/antifa-members-threatens-to-burn-down-dc-during-black-lives-matter-march

AMERICAN THINKER
— Violence in the Capitol and against our representatives – Guy Hummel
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/violence_in_the_capitol_and_against_our_representatives.html

BREITBART
— GOP Sen. Cassidy: Biden ‘Showing Very Clearly’ Doesn’t Care About Working with Us – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/07/gop-sen-cassidy-biden-showing-very-clearly-doesnt-care-about-working-with-us/
— Ben Sasse Riles Nebraska GOP with More Anti-Trump Rhetoric – Simon Kent
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/07/ben-sasse-riles-nebraska-gop-with-more-anti-trump-rhetoric/

BLAZE
— BLM and Antifa march in DC, threaten to ‘burn down’ Washington Protest leaders delivered lectures about ‘race, Black and Indigenous lives’ to diners at restaurants – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/washington-dc-protest-antifa-blm

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Time Magazine: “Well-funded Cabal Of Powerful People” Secretly Conspired To Defeat Trump
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/time-magazine-well-funded-cabal-of-powerful-people-secretly-conspired-to-defeat-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Black Lives Matter, Antifa March Through DC, Chant ‘Burn It Down’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/black-lives-matter-antifa-march-through-dc-chant-burn-it-down_3688149.html
— Navarro: DOJ Slow-Walked Trump’s Executive Orders While Fast-Tracking Biden’s – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/navarro-doj-slow-walked-trumps-executive-orders-while-fast-tracking-bidens_3688225.html
— ‘Never Warned Me’: Twitter Suspends Conservative Radio Host Wayne Allyn Root – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/never-warned-me-twitter-suspends-conservative-radio-host-wayne-allyn-root_3688247.html

THE HILL
— Trump hotel in Chicago violated Illinois environmental laws, judge rules – LEXI LONAS
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/537680-trump-hotel-in-chicago-violated-illinois-environmental-laws-judge-says
— Facebook weighs pivotal decision on Trump ban – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/537595-facebook-weighs-pivotal-decision-on-trump-ban

NBC NEWS
— GOP splits between Trump and establishment wings
(DIERSEN: I have always been in the platform wing.)
https://news.yahoo.com/full-panel-gop-splits-between-144727171.html
— GOP registration drop after Capitol attack is part of larger trend. As voters and former elected officials leave the Republican party, the drifts in voter identification come into focus. – Dante Chinni
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who have worked the hardest since 2000 to drive conservatives, that is, platform Republicans, that is, the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. I would focus on those plants and RINOs who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/gop-registration-drop-after-capitol-attack-part-larger-trend-n1256966

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against White Protestants.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/07/us/white-protestants-ku-klux-klan.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Cheney to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/07/us/politics/liz-cheney-republicans-trump.html

FORBES
— ‘People Have Been Lied To’: Rep. Liz Cheney Blasts Party After Wyoming GOP Censures Her – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/02/07/people-have-been-lied-to-rep-liz-cheney-blasts-party-after-wyoming-gop-censures-her/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— A former GOP and Senate staffer, Ruben Verastigui, 27, has been arrested on child pornography charges – Ashley Collman
https://www.businessinsider.com/former-gop-and-senate-staffer-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges-2021-2

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “The GOP leader in the House is pretending that the party isn’t at war with itself.” Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs have always been at war with Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/house-gops-leadership-pretending-party-isnt-war/

WHEATON PRIDE 2021

— #WelcomeHome  (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Wheaton officially banish all residents, banish all organizations, and banish all companies that do not promote LGBTQ+?)

https://mailchi.mp/07fa5a354309/pride-2021-welcomehome-10013524

February 5 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Statement on Push to Impeach Former President Trump
https://mailchi.mp/b120fc223d01/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4739456
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Ten Republican members of the US House of Representatives have formally voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, and a few in the Senate may join them as well. This action has created widespread division and anger among the Republican party both nationally and here in Illinois. In response the Illinois Republican Party has released the following statement: “We strongly disagree with any Republican, Congressman Adam Kinzinger included, who voted to impeach President Trump or those who vote to convict him in the U.S. Senate, but we will let the voters be the arbiters of any vote taken by an elected official. As we prepare to select a new chairman of the Illinois Republican Party on Saturday, it’s our collective belief that uniting the party will be the single greatest endeavor of the new chairman. Our elected officials must unite behind defeating President Biden’s radical left-wing agenda. In just two weeks in office, the President has already given into extremists by cancelling the Keystone pipeline, refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and cowering to the teachers unions who refuse to educate our children in-person despite all the evidence of its necessity. The stakes of the 2022 election here in Illinois – defeating Gov. JB Pritzker and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, winning back congressional seats, and electing Republican judges to the Illinois Supreme Court – are too monumental to engage in a circular firing squad. We cannot play into Democrat hands by fighting amongst each other, so we encourage all Republicans to focus on the future rather than relitigating the past.”)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP says Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump ‘created widespread division and anger’ in the party
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-republicans-20210205-7cwxhciinzcmvjyaue6ohenc2y-story.html
— Brinkmanship continues in Lightfoot vs. teachers union | State Republican party delivers Kinzinger mild rebuke | Evanston, Dolton to pick new mayors in Feb. 23 elections – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-brinksmanship-kinzinger-rebuke-gop-spin-20210205-6duxergoqnevxaxf47j5mlc5o4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters use QAnon to harm the GOP.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-qanon-birch-barry-kinzinger-page-20210205-svzz6zjwtjfl5babn3cs5jx4ra-story.html
— When Democrats find a new cause: ‘Helping millionaires’ – EDITORIAL
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap should be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-salt-deduction-illinois-durbin-duckworth-20210205-lzagmttukjg2bkxxim24qe535m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gun sales in January eclipsed by last year’s panics following pandemic and protests: ‘It’s just been crazy.’ But gun dealers still sold firearms at a clip near the record-setting months of last year in a month that saw the Capitol siege and the inauguration of Democratic President Joe Biden. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms
— Illinois Republicans outraged when they can’t get vaccine — and outraged when they can. The only purpose is to generate political heat. Then they move on to some new “outrage.” – Rich Miller
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. who glorify and praise Miller, pander to Miller, and give scopes to Miller, but who do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/5/22269186/illinois-republicans-legislature-vaccination-covid-rich-miller-capitol-fax

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump and against those who voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210205/news/302059945/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— We’ll soon find out if Springfield is ready for real reform. Tough ethics proposals target time-honored practices that enrich lawmakers. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/well-soon-find-out-if-springfield-ready-real-reform

ABC7
— LGBTQ people at higher risk of COVID-19, CDC study shows – Maggie Green
https://abc7chicago.com/10317124/

NBC5
— Rep. Greene Says ‘Morons’ Voted to Boot Her From Committees. The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields. – Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/rep-greene-says-morons-voted-to-boot-her-from-committees/2430949/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield’s Don Tracy, ex-Illinois Gaming Board chairman, a finalist for state GOP chair – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/05/springfield-lawyer-don-tracy-illinois-gop-chairman-finalist-politics/4401087001/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More malfeasance in the public sector? – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-more-malfeasance-in-the-public-sector/article_453f34c5-41bb-588a-bd53-31978e5a6882.html

WAND
— ILGOP releases statement on push to impeach former President Trump
https://www.wandtv.com/news/ilgop-releases-statement-on-push-to-impeach-former-president-trump/article_7ab819ec-67db-11eb-8d82-1bb03b76bacc.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Tax-Funded Illinois Propagandists Slam 1776 Report’s Honest History – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/illinois-propagandists-slam-1776-reports-honest-history/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gary Marschke, Candidate for DuPage Twp Supervisor, disciplined by Illinois Treasurer according to court records – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/gary-marschke-candidate-for-dupage-twp-supervisor-disciplined-by-illinois-treasurer-according-to-court-records/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER’S HOME COUNTY GOP CENSURES HIM WITH 40 OTHER COUNTY ORGS’ SUPPORT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/congressman-kinzingers-home-county-gop-censures-him-with-40-other-county-orgs-support.html
— 9 SIGNS THAT JOE BIDEN IS A THIRD WORLD LEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/9-signs-that-joe-biden-is-a-third-world-leader.html
— BECKMAN: BIDEN’S INITIAL CALL FOR UNITY APPEARS MORE AND MORE PHONY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman-.html
— ILLINOIS STUDENT FACES SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY HEARING FOR REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN SEXUALITY PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/illinois-student-faces-school-disciplinary-hearing-for-refusing-to-participate-in-sexuality-program.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,660 new confirmed and probable cases; 83 additional deaths; 2,318 hospitalized; 491 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.3 percent average test positivity rate; 49,082 average doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/05/3660-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-83-additional-deaths-2318-hospitalized-491-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-43-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-49082-average-doses/

BREITBART
— Tom Cotton: Republicans Condemn Fringe Right as Democrats Tolerate Omar, Schiff, Schumer, Swalwell, Waters – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/04/tom-cotton-republicans-condemn-fringe-right-as-democrats-tolerate-omar-schiff-schumer-swalwell-waters/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— H.R.1 – The Intimidate Conservatives Bill – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/h-r-1-the-intimidate-conservatives-bill

PJ MEDIA
— Local Republican Parties Come Down Hard on Anti-Trump Apostates – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/05/local-republican-parties-come-down-hard-on-anti-trump-apostates-n1423424

NEWSMAX
— America’s Unimaginable Left Turn Leads to Predictable Tyranny – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/liberalism-tyranny/2021/02/05/id/1008793/

LIBERAL FIRST
— Big Tech working on apps to wipe all conservative posts – Larry Phillips
https://liberalfirst.com/opinion/7888-big-tech-working-on-apps-to-wipe-all-conservative-posts

EPOCH TIMES

— Greene Says Republican Votes Against Her Are a ‘Big Betrayal,’ May Cost Party Majority in 2022 – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/greene-republican-votes-against-her-are-a-big-betrayal-may-cost-party-majority-in-2022_3686612.html

THE HILL
— Defiant Greene attacks media, dodges questions on past remarks – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the Republican Party.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— Democratic senators introduce bill to limit Section 230 protections – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles or the websites that those articles were published on. My critics/opponents see me as being an “easy target” a) because of the non-support that I get from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization and b) because of the non-support that I got from TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/537524-democratic-senators-introduce-bill-to-limit-power-of-section-230

NBC NEWS
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene backs bill that would ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies. The embattled Republican has also thrown her support behind a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports. – Dan Avery
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-backs-bill-would-ban-pride-flags-n1256796

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lou Dobbs’s Show Is Canceled by Fox Business Mr. Dobbs, a loyal supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, is named in a lawsuit by the election technology company Smartmatic against the Fox Corporation and two other Fox anchors. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/lou-dobbs-fox.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
(DIERSEN: The “BIG TENT” policy is destroying the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), etc. I should write a book about present and past leaders of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, etc. who hate conservatives, that is, who hate the base of the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, etc. Most commonly, the aforesaid conservative-haters reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-midterms-extremists/2021/02/04/a9a23be4-6596-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings because of his ‘erratic behavior’ – Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/05/joe-biden-live-updates/
— Illinois judge finds Trump hotel in Chicago liable for violating environmental laws – David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-hotel-lawsuit/2021/02/05/014484a2-67fd-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating groups.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article249037875.html