January 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration Day. Illinois State Capitol fortified as National Guard responds across country – Cate Cauguiran and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/il-braces-for-possible-unrest-leading-to-inauguration/9742582/
— Pro-Trump protests start small, peacefully at heavily guarded state capitol buildings across US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pro-trump-protesters-demonstrate-at-heavily-guarded-statehouses/9753671/

NBC5
— Trump Approval Remains Stable in New NBC Poll, With Republicans Unmoved After Capitol Violence. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans approve of how Trump is doing his job in a new NBC News poll.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-approval-remains-stable-in-new-nbc-poll-with-republicans-unmoved-after-capitol-violence/2417942/
— Trump Should Not Be Prosecuted for Capitol Riot Incitement, Former FBI Director James Comey Says. “The country would be better off if we did not give him the platform that a prosecution would for the next three years,” James Comey told Sky News.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-should-not-be-prosecuted-for-capitol-riot-incitement-former-fbi-director-james-comey-says/2417926/
— Illinois Reports 4,162 New Coronavirus Cases, 29 Additional Deaths Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-4162-new-coronavirus-cases-29-additional-deaths-sunday/2417914/

WTTW
— Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/17/heavy-fortified-statehouses-around-us-see-small-protests

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— All quiet at the Illinois Capitol as protests fail to materialize Sunday – STACY ST. CLAIR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-springfield-capitol-lockdown-security-protests-inauguratio-20210117-osakar473nfwtjwzhgmwpfjtr4-story.html
— Conservative Joe Ricketts, Cubs family patriarch who closed DNAinfo after union vote, to launch Omaha-based ‘unbiased’ news site
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-joe-ricketts-omaha-online-news-20210117-lsxxh7auhvh6hjy5mp76647agu-story.html
— A few protesters gather at some statehouses as states, US Capitol prepare for possible violence this week – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-lockdown-20210117-hdwi7eu3vng2bklvwvrgxbcrf4-story.html
— A Catholic pastor speaks out about Trump. Some parishioners walk out. – MARY SCHMICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-father-bill-speaks-out-20210116-lcj44df3pzc4znahnslt3ot6em-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Protests start small at newly fortified US statehouses. The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at all 50 state capitol buildings, beginning this weekend. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/17/22236010/statehouses-us-capitol-riot-washington-unrest-biden-inauguration-protests

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Republican Party After Trump.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republican-party-after-trump#stream/0

ELGIN PATCH
— Streets Closed Near Capitol As IL Braces For Possible Riots. The FBI warned last week that armed protests could crop up in Illinois this weekend. So far, it’s been quiet in Springfield.
– Amie Schaenzer
https://patch.com/illinois/elgin/s/hdz0w/streets-closed-near-capitol-as-il-braces-for-possible-riots

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Big Tech declares war: ‘Woke capitalism instead of freedom’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/17/big-tech-declares-war-woke-capitalism-instead-free/

FOX NEWS
— Pelosi deputy chief of staff responds after Graham questions House speaker over riot security failures. ‘It’s her job to provide Capitol security,’ Graham said of Pelosi. – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-deputy-chief-of-staff-graham-capitol-riot-security-failure
— North Dakota bill would allow lawsuits over big tech censorship
(DIERSEN: My critic/opponents want not only Big Tech to censure me, but also the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/live-updates-big-tech-censorship-1-17-21
— Trump turns on some loyalists as others regret his tumultuous exit. Instead of celebrating his first term, ‘we all watched in horror while the Capitol was run over’ – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-turns-on-some-loyalists-as-others-regret-his-tumultuous-exit
— Trump’s chances for acquittal in upcoming Senate impeachment trial unclear. The Senate is set to begin Trump’s trial on Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-trump-impeachment-1-15-2021

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Technically (Not) Speaking: The Conservative Purge Begins – Tony Perkins
https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA21A18&fbclid=IwAR1Wvg7Y96qfg9H3ws8lVEhzb78zfQyfowKLnux_pqnIVH5nClMRlXaDA90

BREITBART
— Durbin Says No to Whipping Senate Democrat Votes for Trump Impeachment Trial – JEFF POOR
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/01/17/durbin-says-no-to-whipping-senate-democrat-votes-for-trump-impeachment-trial/
— Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Approved Blacklisting Donald Trump While on French Polynesia Vacation – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/17/nyt-twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-approved-blacklisting-donald-trump-while-on-french-polynesia-vacation/

BLAZE
— Former top Facebook official argues conservative content should be deplatformed: ‘Extremely radical.’ ‘We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/alex-stamos-right-leaning-content
— Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on day one in office — reverse Trump’s travel ban, rejoin Paris Agreement Big changes are only days away – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-administration-executive-orders-trump
— Ocasio-Cortez demands taxpayer dollars to ‘deradicalize’ white supremacists: ‘Their world will never exist’ – Chris Enloe
(DIERSEN: Who is or will be in charge of identifying and deradicalizing White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots in your municipality, in your township, in your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-taxpayer-funds-deradicalize-white-supremacy

TOWNHALL
— Facebook Takes Aim at the Firearms Industry Ahead of Inauguration Day – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/17/facebook-takes-aim-at-the-firearms-industry-ahead-of-inauguration-day-n2583264
— Unfettered Immigration Imperils Job Prospects, Wages, and Security for all Americans – Jeff Davidson
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2021/01/17/unfettered-immigration-imperils-job-prospects-wages-and-security-for-all-americans-n2583251

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Using The Power of State Government To Address Big Tech Censorship
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/using-the-power-of-state-government-to-address-big-tech-censorship/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘They Want to Cancel Our Culture, Our History, Our Liberty’: Goya CEO – GARY DU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/they-want-to-cancel-our-culture-our-history-our-liberty-goya-ceo_3659453.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Pro-Trump demonstrations begin at statehouses.”
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-news/2021/01/the-latest-pro-trump-demonstrations-begin-at-statehouses/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Impeachment prosecutor says Trump committed ‘the most dangerous crime’ ever by a president.”
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/impeachment-prosecutor-says-trump-committed-the-most-dangerous-crime-ever-by-a-president-01610919718
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/trump-allies-behind-rally-that-ignited-capitol-riot-records-show-2256622/
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/17/trump-allies-campaign-capitol-riot/115326400/

NBC NEWS
— Selfies, social media posts making it easier for FBI to track down Capitol riot suspects. – Kevin Collier
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/selfies-social-media-posts-making-it-easier-fbi-track-down-n1254522

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What if Twitter had banned Trump sooner? Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters ask “What if we had succeeded in closing down TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition sooner?”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/opinions/social-media-ban-effect-trump-obeidallah/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “I Answered the Call of My President’: Rioters Say Trump Urged Them On. The defense from Trump supporters arrested in the Capitol assault is emerging in court papers and interviews — and could play a role in impeachment proceedings.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/nyregion/protesters-blaming-trump-pardon.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/politics/Capitol-conspiracy-theories-blm-antifa.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “When extremists are forced off social media platforms, law enforcement may have difficulty following them to their next mode of communication.” Who would leaders of the following organizations say are extremist members of their organizations: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Who would Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct say are extremist members of the aforesaid organizations?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/far-right-investigations-encrypted-fbi/2021/01/17/bd7a71ac-580a-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Senate GOP Set to Argue Out-of-Office Trump Can’t be Convicted in Impeachment. New report suggests most scholars are on the other side; trial could start this week. – Jess Bravin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-gop-set-to-argue-out-of-office-trump-cant-be-convicted-in-impeachment-11610881200
— Biden to Eclipse Reagan as Oldest President as Washington Leadership Ages. The average age in the Senate went from 54.4 to 62.9 years between 1987 and 2019, Congressional Research Service data show. – John McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-to-eclipse-reagan-as-oldest-president-as-washington-leadership-ages-11610809201

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A look at the rioters stoked by extremism.”
(DIERSEN: Who would leaders of the following organizations say are extremist members of their organizations: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Who would Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct say are extremist members of the aforesaid organizations?)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/an-olympian-a-therapist-professionals-a-look-at-the-rioters-stoked-by-extremism

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Armed protesters gather at heavily fortified state capitols of Ohio, Michigan, Texas and elsewhere. Smatterings of ‘boogaloo boys’ have begun appearing at state capitols.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/armed-protesters-ohio-michigan-texas-oregon-b1788668.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump enters final days in power as US braces for potential unrest.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/17/joe-biden-inauguration-donald-trump-protests-washington-capitol-latest-news-live-updates

January 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,652 new cases, 88 deaths Illinois House members, staff told to self-quarantine after someone at BoS Center tests positive for COVID-19 – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6652-new-covid-19-cases-88-deaths/9656610/

NBC5
— Trump Impeachment Trial Could Begin on Inauguration Day. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-impeachment-trial-could-begin-on-inauguration-day/2416570/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State legislators told to quarantine after potential coronavirus exposure in Springfield this week. Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s chief of staff notified members that someone who was at the Bank of Springfield Center for the legislative session this week tested positive for COVID-19. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/14/22231737/state-legislators-quarantine-house-coronavirus-exposure-springfield-bank-welch
— Chicago police union president won’t resign over defending mob that stormed U.S. Capitol. John Catanzara said his sympathetic remarks to WBEZ-FM were made after he had watched television coverage of the Capitol siege for only 30 minutes — before the damage, destruction and deaths had been revealed. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/1/14/22231161/capitol-riot-mob-electoral-vote-count-senate-house-chicago-police-union-president-catanzara
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump-supporters. From what see, the more of the following that you have done, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating, Trump-haters hate you: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) raised money for and/or gave money to Trump, g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or h) are a law enforcement officer, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/14/22231311/trump-backers-seek-online-refuges-after-big-tech-backlash
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump always had a whiff of fascism.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/14/22231439/donald-trump-fascism-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot vs. Pritzker on bars, restaurants | Biden expected to pick Duckworth for a DNC post: source | Harold Washington’s story to be TV series – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-lightfoot-restaurants-duckworth-dnc-spin-20210114-nsryqvbl3fhffd72cx6qc4d2d4-story.html
— Insurance giant Aon has ended its link to Trump. It’s far from alone: Here are others who have cut financial ties. – KATHERINE CHIGLINSKY
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will employers refuse to hire Trump-supporters, b) will employers get rid of their employees who Trump-supporters, c) will organizations refuse to admit as members those who are Trump-supporters, d) will organizations will get rid of their members who are Trump-supporters, e) will businesses refuse to do business with Trump-supporters, f) etc.?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-capitol-aon-companies-drop-20210114-ykvz7gy33vhqxmgxhkrkgwtr2m-story.html
— Plainfield Township supervisor indicted in $1.4 million embezzlement from private firm he founded – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-plainfield-township-supervisor-embezzlement-charges-20210114-soquxr3dvrczxmicg2fvf6swsi-story.html
— Loaves & Fishes buys warehouse building with an eye toward tripling its food assistance services – RAFAEL GUERRERO
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out charity and/or receiving charity.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-loaves-fishes-aurora-hub-st-0115-20210115-zvmh2rc6mrdfdhwzbrbxszs2me-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210114/mcconnell-open-to-convicting-trump-in-impeachment-trial–
— As need continues to surge, Schaumburg Township completes food pantry expansion – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210114/as-need-continues-to-surge-schaumburg-township-completes-food-pantry-expansion

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How different will Speaker Welch be from Speaker Madigan? Here are some key things to watch as the new House leader takes control. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/how-different-will-speaker-welch-be-speaker-madigan

NPR ILLINOIS
— What Does It Mean To Call The Capitol Rioters ‘Terrorists’? – SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of Trump and to get rid of all his supporters.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/what-does-it-mean-call-capitol-rioters-terrorists#stream/0

CAPITOL FAX
— Welch claims “smear campaign led by the Republican Party, and some in our party” tried to derail his election
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/welch-claims-smear-campaign-led-by-the-republican-party-and-some-in-our-party-tried-to-derail-his-election/
— Members and staff advised to self-quarantine after positive COVID-19 test from BOS Center
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/members-and-staff-advised-to-self-quarantine-after-positive-covid-19-test-from-bos-center/
— About that Durkin speech
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/about-that-durkin-speech/
— 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases; 88 additional deaths; 3,511 in hospital; 742 in ICU; 6.8 percent case positivity rate; 8.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/6652-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-88-additional-deaths-742-in-hospital-382-in-icu-68-percent-case-positivity-rate-80-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Gender-based violence groups issue nuanced statement on Speaker Welch
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/gender-based-violence-groups-issue-nuanced-statement-on-speaker-welch/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump, supporters likened to Nazis, Saddam’s Ba’ath Party in cable-news demonization duel – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/14/trump-supporters-likened-to-nazis-saddams-baath-pa/

FOX NEWS
— CNN goes full-throttle after Trump supporters, includes them in same group as Nazis, Klan members. For CNN, anything goes now in their quest to destroy their political opponents – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cnn-trump-supporters-nazis-klan-dan-gainor
— Dems embrace Cheney’s pro-impeachment stance, fueling backlash from some Trump supporters. Many top Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, do not support efforts to oust Cheney as conference chair – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-embrace-liz-cheneys-pro-trump-impeachment-statements-as-gop-conference-leader-faces-backlash

FOX BUSINESS
— Curt Schilling says AIG Insurance canceled his policy due to pro-Trump social media posts Schilling, who pitched for 20 MLB seasons, had 216 career wins, with a 3.46 ERA, and 3,116 strikeouts – Dan Canova
https://www.foxbusiness.com/sports/curt-schilling-aig-insurance-canceled-policy-pro-trump-social-media-posts
— Koch-backed group: Capitol riots will ‘weigh heavy’ in deciding how to spend campaign funds. Move by AFP latest sign Trump allies are getting cold shoulder from GOP mega donors, corporate America. – Paul Steinhauser
(DIERSEN: How will Republican organizations and candidates respond if/when major RINO donors threaten to cut them off unless they dump Trump and dump Trump’s supporters? I should write a book about Republican organizations and candidates in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that act major RINO donors have threatened to cut them off unless they stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/americans-for-prosperity-funds-congress-election

BLAZE
— ‘There has to be consequences’: Leftists call for Trump supporters to be punished, ‘deprogrammed’ ‘There are millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans, who somehow need to be deprogrammed’
(DIERSEN: Who will the Democrats put in charge of punishing and deprograming Republicans in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.theblaze.com/rubin-report/consequences-for-trump-supporters

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter, Facebook: $51 Billion Combined Market Value Erased Since Trump Ban – ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-facebook-51-billion-combined-market-value-erased-since-trump-ban_3656442.html
— Black Lives Matter Activist Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/black-lives-matter-activist-who-stormed-capitol-on-jan-6-arrested-charged_3657333.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Frank Luntz: 91% Of Trump Supporters Would Vote For Trump Again – Tyler Stone
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will RINO organizations expel their members unless they disavow Trump and b) will RINO candidates dump their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers unless they disavow Trump?)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/01/14/frank_luntz_91_of_trump_supporters_would_vote_for_trump_again.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Cheney facing internal backlash for impeachment vote as Republican rifts deepen over Trump. – Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/us/cheney-republicans-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it – Marc A. Thiessen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/14/democrats-were-occupying-capitols-before-they-were-against-it/?
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Thousands of protesters rushed to the … Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors.” That is how one newspaper described the storming of the Capitol — not the one in Washington last week, but the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., a decade ago. Back then, thousands of pro-union activists — many bused in from out of state — rampaged through the historic building in an effort to stop a vote on collective bargaining reform legislation. So, when I saw the images of a pro-Trump mob rampaging through the U.S. Capitol last week, my first thought was: What is Scott Walker thinking right now?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “With Trump’s Twitter megaphone gone, Silicon Valley’s power rings loud. A frenetic voice that had defined our times vanished, leaving behind an unaccustomed quiet on a historic day.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/14/trump-twitter-megaphone/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “With Trump banned from Twitter, his supporters are parsing speeches for clues about what’s next.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/with-trump-banned-from-twitter-his-supporters-are-parsing-speeches-for-clues-about-whats-next/2021/01/14/985e06dc-5534-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html
— Dozens of people on FBI terrorist watch list came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot. – Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu and Marissa J. Lang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/terror-watchlist-capitol-riot-fbi/2021/01/14/07412814-55f7-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A leaked intelligence memo suggests Trump’s lies could incite more violence.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/14/intelligence-bulletin-trump-domestic-violence-extremists/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his D.C. rally.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/13/ali-alexander-capitol-biggs-gosar/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Police and National Guard prepare for attacks on statehouses as FBI warns of ‘armed protests’ – RICHARD READ, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-13/state-capital-security

USA TODAY
— Stripped of online megaphones and watching their backs, far-right extremists plan to steer clear of Inauguration Day protests – Will Carless and Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/01/14/far-right-extremists-stay-away-armed-protests-inauguration/4159536001/

MORNING CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “All you Trump voters put our democracy at tremendous risk.”
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-bill-white-column25-honest-20210114-qgwr2pybfbcxhbwhftk3nogyea-story.html

BUSINESS STANDARD
— Attackers of Capitol were ‘domestic terrorists’ sent by Trump: Nancy Pelosi. Calling for the impeachment of Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said those who attacked the Capitol last week were “domestic terrorists” and “the President of the United States incited this insurrection”
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of Trump and to get rid of all his supporters.)
https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/attackers-of-capitol-were-domestic-terrorists-sent-by-trump-nancy-pelosi-121011400055_1.html

NEWSWEEK
— Parler CEO John Matze said in a court filing on Wednesday that the social media site was shut down in part to deny President Donald Trump a platform after he considered joining under the pseudonym of “Person X.” – NATALIE COLAROSSI
https://www.newsweek.com/parler-ceo-says-site-was-shut-down-deny-trump-platform-after-he-considered-joining-1561706

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— National Guard at Capitol Authorized to Use Lethal Force in Aftermath of Mob. The dramatic escalation in authorities granted to the 20,000 Guard troops stationed in D.C. is only the latest response to last week’s massive security failure. – Paul D. Shinkman
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2021-01-14/national-guard-at-capitol-authorized-to-use-lethal-force-in-aftermath-of-mob

NPR
— What Does It Mean To Call The Capitol Rioters ‘Terrorists’? Code Switch – SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI (DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of Trump and to get rid of all his supporters.)
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2021/01/14/956881738/what-does-it-mean-to-call-the-capitol-rioters-terrorists

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters oppose Trump-promoters.
https://americanindependent.com/pro-donald-trump-mobs-biden-inauguration-security-threats-lgbtq-violence-capitol-insurrection/

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why So Many Republicans Cling to Trump.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/01/14/why-so-many-republicans-cling-to-trump/

TRUTHOUT
— Trump Supporters Blame Antifa, Not the President, for Capitol Chaos Last Week – Chris Walker
https://truthout.org/articles/trump-supporters-blame-antifa-not-the-president-for-capitol-chaos-last-week/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “What to Expect in the Final Days of Trump’s Fascist Reign.”
https://truthout.org/audio/what-to-expect-in-the-final-days-of-trumps-fascist-reign/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans threaten violence if Trump faces repercussions — but it was impunity that moved his mob. Trump and his mob believe they’ll never pay the piper.”
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/14/republicans-threaten-violence-if-trump-faces-repercussions–but-it-was-impunity-that-moved-his-mob/

January 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Businesses, banks cut ties with Trump for promoting violence ahead of US Capitol siege – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/business/businesses-banks-cut-ties-with-trump-for-promoting-violence/9587144/
— Who will replace Mike Madigan as Illinois House speaker? Chris Welch, Ann Williams, Jay Hoffman have declared they will run. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/who-will-replace-mike-madigan-as-illinois-house-speaker/9600707/
— Trump says there’s ‘tremendous anger’ in nation over impeachment following Capitol siege. House lawmakers are reconvening at the Capitol for the first time since the deadly pro-Trump riot to approve a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare the president unable to serve – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-races-to-oust-trump;-he-blames-accusers-for-us-anger/9590910/
— Trump takes no responsibility for Capitol riot, visits Texas to showcase border wall. “The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” Trump said. “As the expression goes, be careful of what you wish for.” – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-takes-no-responsibility-for-riot-visits-texas/9591161/

NBC5
— Pritzker Activates 200 Members of Illinois National Guard to Provide Support During Inauguration
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-activates-200-members-of-illinois-national-guard-to-provide-support-during-inauguration/2414991/
— Despite Capitol Siege Half of U.S. Wants Congress to Prioritize Unity Over Impeachment: Poll
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/despite-capitol-siege-half-of-u-s-wants-congress-to-prioritize-unity-over-impeachment-poll/2414954/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Prosecuting Trump for incitement would set a dangerous precedent. Unlike the cancellation of Josh Hawley’s book, such criminal charges pose a real threat to freedom of speech. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/12/22227285/freedom-of-speech-first-amendment-josh-hawley-incitement-jacob-sullum
— Massive Trump Tower sign along Chicago River must come down, alderman says. Ald. Gilbert Villegas plans to introduce an ordinance forcing the removal of the 2,891-square-foot sign on the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower if Trump is convicted of “treason, sedition or subversive activities.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/12/22227071/trump-tower-sign-chicago-removal-ordinance-villegas-city-council-capitol-mob-riot-impeachment
— Sources say Latinx Caucus to back Welch for speaker — possibly giving him more than half the needed votes. With the Black Caucus’ backing potentially providing 22 votes, and all nine Latinx Caucus members endorsing Welch, he could have 31 of the 60 votes needed to become speaker. – Rachel Hinton and Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/12/22227890/sources-latinx-caucus-latino-welch-hispanic-house-speaker-black-madigan-hernandez-williams-kifowit
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats officially declared their Second Civil War on Republicans when Trump was elected.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/12/22227227/donald-trump-divided-country-civil-war-capitol-insurrection-phil-kadner
— Bailey returns to House after collapse, says Illinois can help unite nation ‘if we can get our act together sometime soon’ Bailey was welcomed back to the chamber with a bipartisan round of applause. The Xenia Republican, who will be sworn into the state Senate Wednesday, thanked his colleagues for their support while he recuperated. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/12/22227452/downstate-darren-bailey-house-retturn-colllapse-bank-springfield-medical-emergency
— Pence acknowledges ‘our time’ coming to an end. Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the administration is in the middle of the transition and is working “diligently” with President-elect Joe Biden’s team. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/12/22227453/pence-acknowledges-time-coming-end

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Companies are dumping Trump brand in wake of Capitol insurrection. But can Chicago shed Trump Tower’s giant sign? – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-brand-corporate-tower-sign-chicago-20210112-uvrly75auze6rp5w3ietodbdpy-story.html
— Kinzinger will vote to impeach Trump – BILL RUTHHART
(DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-donald-trump-impeachment-20210112-vd5r3x75ivczbkky4syoczpmna-story.html
— Where Illinois’ congressional delegation stands on second Trump impeachment – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-impeachment-illinois-congressional-delegation-20210112-b25ocbh26vh55axfejtgu4o3t4-story.html
— Madigan must go, for the sake of Illinois’ younger generations – RACHEL BRUSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-michael-madigan-speaker-future-20210112-dy7rlmuykffytpfqxzrxumphhy-story.html
— Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for COVID-19, condemns maskless Republicans during Capitol riot lockdown – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-brad-schneider-tests-positive-covid-19-capitol-insurrection-20210112-oiru2iueizemrl5whnowe6bzgm-story.html
— Illinois House Black Caucus, which previously endorsed Madigan, rallies behind Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch for speaker – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-lame-duck-20210112-drwrs5qayjcvvex3zde6curlwi-story.html
— Twitter’s action against Trump opens a can of First Amendment worms – CLARENCE PAGE
(DIERSEN: Google has always refused to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website and that is what my critics/opponents want Google to do.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-hawley-twitter-first-amendment-page-20210112-qdt6ehyk3fecnbha5lw4ginwa4-story.html
— Illinois National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., ahead of inauguration amid possibility of armed protests – STACY ST. CLAIR and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-national-guard-washington-riot-protests-activate-20210112-togyatdm4nggnomzstv4rrr5oi-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 6,642 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths reported Tuesday as Chicago travel order revamped again to allow most to avoid quarantine with negative test
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210112-s6hru2aixrfe7mc6myhqofaznm-story.html
— Sen. Mitch McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the GOP – JONATHAN MARTIN AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
(DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-mcconnell-impeachment-trump-20210112-pnu2y33m5zbrbnnwb4hhcsmlbm-story.html
— With new General Assembly about to be inaugurated, House Democrats continue scramble to elect a speaker – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-lame-duck-20210112-drwrs5qayjcvvex3zde6curlwi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton College faculty condemn ‘abuses of Christian symbols’ at Capitol siege – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/wheaton-college-faculty-condemn-abuses-of-christian-symbols-at-capitol-siege
— Is McConnell happy Democrats are moving to impeach Trump? Kinzinger on board – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/is-mcconnell-happy-democrats-are-moving-to-impeach-trump-kinzinger-on-board
— Permanent vote-by-mail expansion moves to House floor – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/permanent-vote-by-mail-expansion-moves-to-house-floor
— Early warning signs emerge for GOP after US Capitol riots – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210112/news/301129959/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Race for speaker sets up Springfield showdown Three lawmakers could be in the running to replace Madigan—who waits in the wings, in case they come up short. Here’s what you need to know. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/race-speaker-sets-springfield-showdown
— Lightfoot’s floor leader wants Trump Tower sign gone. “We’re not sure how legal it is, but at the end of the day, sue us,” the alderman said with a laugh. “Bring it. This is not his first lawsuit, and it won’t be the last.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/lightfoots-floor-leader-wants-trump-tower-sign-gone

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rodney Davis to vote no on impeachment – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/rodney-davis-to-vote-no-on-impeachment/article_c951e304-5b8f-5e21-a277-57465f9b23bf.html

EASTERN IOWA GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump loyalists feel betrayed by Iowa Republicans.”
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnist/iowa-republicans-feenstra-hinson-miller-meeks-trump-capitol-riot-voter-fraud-20210112

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump claims 25th Amendment will ‘haunt’ Biden – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-heads-to-texas-border-in-final-days-to-showcase-wall

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— President Trump speaks at Texas border – Markie Martin and Sean Noone
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/live-president-trump-speaks-at-texas-border/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Takes A Last Look At His Border Wall As Congress Considers Impeachment – FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-takes-one-last-look-his-border-wall-congress-considers-impeachment#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn police who support Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/us-capitol-mob-brings-questions-fallout-pro-trump-police#stream/0

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association warns against GOP silence on election validity, violence
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/illinois-democratic-county-chairs-association-warns-against-gop-silence-on-election-validity-violence/
— US Rep. Schneider tests positive, blames maskless GOP members
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/us-rep-schneider-tests-positive-blames-maskless-gop-members/
— Democratic women’s groups back to urging election of a woman Speaker of the House
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/democratic-womens-groups-back-to-urging-election-of-a-woman-speaker-of-the-house/
— Illinois Legislative Black Caucus thanks Madigan, touts Welch
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/illinois-legislative-black-caucus-thanks-madigan-touts-welch/
— 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases; 117 additional deaths; 3,553 hospitalized; 757 in ICU; 7.5 percent case positivity rate; 8.6 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/6642-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-117-additional-deaths-3553-hospitalized-757-in-icu-75-percent-case-positivity-rate-86-percent-test-positivity-rate/

FOX NEWS
— Big Tech censorship against conservatives is ‘dictatorial’: Republican congressman Andy Biggs: ‘They’re trying to create a single-party system’ – David Rutz
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want Big Tech to censor conservatives.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/big-tech-conservatives-dictatorial-republican

GOPUSA
— Corporations Crack Down On Conservative Ideas
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100412
— Biden Administration May Target ‘Racist Highways’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99770
— Carjackings More Than Double In Chicago During 2020, Police Say, Perhaps As Criminals Blended In With Masked Public
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100371

ONE NEWS NOW
— Equality Act would stomp religious conservatives – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who stomp religious conservatives in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on stompers who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/12/equality-act-would-stomp-religious-conservatives

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Calls Impeachment Push a ‘Witch Hunt’ That Stokes Anger – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-calls-impeachment-push-a-witch-hunt-that-stokes-anger_3653541.html

THE HILL
— Cheney says she’ll vote to impeach Trump – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533926-cheney-says-shell-vote-to-impeach-trump
— Pence rejects calls to invoke 25th Amendment – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533957-pence-rejects-calls-to-invoke-25th-amendment?rnd=1610499668
— Trump, House GOP relationship suddenly deteriorates – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533951-trump-house-gop-relationship-suddenly-deteriorates

CNN
— ‘Be careful what you wish for:’ Trump threatens Biden over 25th Amendment
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/12/trump-alamo-border-wall-texas-remarks-vpx.cnn
— McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to
convict (DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/mcconnell-impeachment-trump-capitol-riot/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Schumer Wants Capitol Riot Participants Placed on No-Fly List – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000007547646/schumer-no-fly-list-capitol-riot-insurrection.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Using the 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office could take years It’s unlikely Congress can disqualify Trump from office through a simple majority vote – Daniel Hemel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/12/14th-amendment-insurrection-trump-removal-problems/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the “free market” makes it clear that it wants to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that support Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/12/republicans-usually-revere-free-market-now-theyre-cursing-it/
— HEARTLAND JOINS CONSERVATIVE LEADERS: TECH COMPANIES POSE EXISTENTIAL THREAT, MUST BE BROKEN UP – Jim Lakely
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/12/republicans-usually-revere-free-market-now-theyre-cursing-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater “says GOP will not be a governing majority again as long as it embraces Trumpism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/12/former-rnc-chair-gops-uncertain-future-you-will-not-be-governing-majority-again-long-youre-embracing-trumpism-nationalism/

BALTIMORE
— Trump must go after inciting insurrection, time for conservatives to cleanse themselves – MITCH EDELMAN
(DIERSEN: Who will take the lead in the following to cleanse Trump supporters once and for all: a) your precinct, b) your municipal district, c) your municipality, d) your township, e) your county district, f) your county, g) your congressional district, h) Illinois, i) America, j) your township/ward Republican organization, k) your Republican county party organization, and l) Illinois Republican Party? 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. What does the future hold for Trump supporters? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) gave money to Trump, and/or g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/opinion/cc-op-edelman-011221-20210112-u7bsuwvlobbplejuyubm7jreyy-story.html

USA TODAY
— Evangelicals face a reckoning: Donald Trump and the future of our faith. We must live up to our calling as evangelicals: to proclaim Jesus Christ to the world, rather than betray Him to sustain worldly power. – Ed Stetzer, a dean and professor at Wheaton College, where he also leads the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/01/10/after-donald-trump-evangelical-christians-face-reckoning-column/6601393002/
— Gunmakers see stock price increases in days after riots at US Capitol – Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/01/11/capitol-riots-trump-gun-manufacturers-ruger-vista-smith-wesson/6597753002/
— Auto industry unlikely to return to normal anytime soon as COVID-19 lingers – Jamie L. LaReau
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/01/09/covid-19-auto-industry-2021/6592947002/

FORBES
— The Extremists, Conspiracy Theorists, And Conservative Stars Banned From Social Media Following The Capitol Takeover – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/12/the-extremists-conspiracy-theorists-and-conservative-stars-banned-from-social-media-following-the-capitol-takeover/

DESERET NEWS
— Conservatives are running out of social media options. Is it a violation of their free speech rights? As social media, broadcasters and publishers shut out radical rhetoric, some conservatives are crying foul. But experts say private companies can ban who they want. – Jeff Parrott
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/12/22225290/parler-amazon-facebook-twitter-conservatives-social-media-free-speech

St. CLOUD TIMES
— Is Joe Biden too old to lead the country? – Gerry Feld
(DIERSEN: What would you cite to defend your mental capacity? I would cite the fact that no health problem or other problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening since 2015. Those emails have included links to more than 389,300 articles.)
https://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2021/01/08/joe-biden-too-old-lead-country/6585844002/

NPR
— Extremists Face Charges As House Moves Toward Impeachment (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am an extremist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955705368/violence-division-extremists-face-charges-while-gop-weighs-how-to-move-forward

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Calls on Christian Leaders to ‘Admit Their Mistakes’ in Pushing Trump’s Conspiracies – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Kinzinger call for the following to admit that they made mistakes: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-congressman-calls-christian-leaders-admit-their-mistakes-pushing-trumps-conspiracies-1560907

NARFE
— Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor New WEP/GPO Repeal Bill – Evan Dean
(DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension. I paid Social Security taxes while I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, etc. 1964-1974.)
https://new.narfe.org/tell-your-representative-to-cosponsor-new-wep-gpo-repeal-bill/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On January 4, 2021, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-IL, reintroduced the latest iteration of legislation to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). These provisions cut the earned Social Security benefits of federal retirees and their surviving spouses. The Social Security Fairness Act of 2021, H.R. 82, would fully repeal both provisions, which, together, affect over 2.5 million people nationwide. Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center to urge your Representative to cosponsor this important legislation. House rules guarantee a floor vote on any legislation that garners 290 or more cosponsors; H.R. 82 currently has 20 cosponsors. Let’s build momentum to secure a vote on this critical bill in the 117th Congress. The WEP significantly reduces the Social Security benefits of government retirees who collect both a federal annuity from their government jobs and Social Security benefits from private employment. Meanwhile, the GPO prevents government retirees who receive a federal annuity from collecting full Social Security spousal benefits. In this situation, Social Security spousal or survivor benefits are reduced by two-thirds of the federal retiree’s government annuity. Often, this leaves widows and widowers with no spousal benefits at all.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Say News Media Have Too Much Influence Over Government
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/most_voters_say_news_media_have_too_much_influence_over_government

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/dem-lawmakers-start-testing-covid-positive-gop-reps-refused-wear-masks-lockdown/

January 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey collapses on House floor, taken to hospital Gov. Pritzker wished Bailey a speedy recovery
https://abc7chicago.com/9534487/
— Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/il-lawmakers-discussed-new-controversial-criminal-justice-reform-bill-/9506894/
— Pelosi: House ‘will proceed’ to impeachment of Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/9538199/
— Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president’ ever, ‘failed leader’ after Capitol riot – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-trump-worst-president-ever/9533922/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Trump’s words, rhetoric have incited violence, including Capitol breach.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-trumps-words-rhetoric-have-incited-violence/9528818/

NBC5
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey Collapses on House Floor In a tweet, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he was “wishing a speedy recovery to Representative Bailey.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-rep-darren-bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/2412847/
— Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump Unless VP Forces Ouster. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Sunday joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible” – Darlene Superville, Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/2412933/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records Show Fervent Trump Fans Fueled US Capitol Takeover.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/records-show-fervent-trump-fans-fueled-us-capitol-takeover/2412968/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden Are Denounced Back Home.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/lawmakers-who-voted-against-biden-are-denounced-back-home/2412860/

CBS2
— ‘I Don’t Want You In The Store, I Don’t Want You Near Me:’ Elmhurst Cigar House Owner Puts Up Sign Reading, ‘Biden Voters Keep Out’ – Jeremy Ross
(DIERSEN: If you oppose “Trump Voters Keep Out” signs you should oppose “Biden Voters Keep Out” signs.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/09/elmhurst-cigar-house-biden-voters-keep-out-sign/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Impeachment process to start Monday morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/impeachment-process-to-start-monday-morning-speaker-nancy-pelosi-says

WGN TV
— Illinois health officials report 4,711 new cases of COVID-19, 81 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-report-4711-new-cases-of-covid-19-81-deaths/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign.”
https://wgntv.com/news/trump-remains-defiant-amid-calls-to-resign/

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Congressmen allege that Trump-supporting Congressmen violate their oaths by supporting Trump.
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/oaths-questioned-as-trumps-backers-fight-against-loss/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-breach-who-was-there-20210111-l4zns2esifgoja2vx3fpttgnxm-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legal-weed-a-booming-business/article_78174ff8-4ace-5b37-8025-8e52edffedab.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois House continues to debate police reform omnibus – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-house-continues-to-debate-police-reform-omnibus/article_76f85cd1-dffb-5eb4-8d6c-cfd7677f56bb.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Gun, ammo sales brisk; many items hard to find – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Gun-ammo-sales-brisk-many-items-hard-to-find-15859748.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP leadership needs vision, tradition – Darren Bailey
(DIERSEN: Who wants to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? I should write a book about IRP chairmen since 2002 — Judy Baar Topinka (2002–2005), Andrew McKenna (2005–2009), Pat Brady (2009–2013), Jack Dorgan (2013–2014), and Tim Schneider (2014–present). I would focus on how the aforesaid got elected. I would focus on how they have treated Republicans like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected McKenna. Attendees included candidates McKenna, Steve McGlynn, John Cox, and Jim Nalepa.)
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/darren-bailey-guest-columnist-illinois-gop-leadership-needs-vision-tradition/article_beafcfd0-5383-11eb-be60-73903f6adb8b.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-legacy-on-race-shadowed-by-divisive-rhetoric-actions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president ever.’
https://foxillinois.com/news/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-president-trump-worst-president-ever

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-to-visit-u-s-mexico-border-tuesday/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Recalling Nazis From His Childhood, The Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger Decries The Capitol Assault.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/recalling-nazis-his-childhood-arnold-schwarzenegger-decries-capitol-assault#stream/0
— Trump Is Leaving Office, But His Supporters Are Here To Stay – HANNAH ALLAM
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-leaving-office-his-supporters-are-here-stay#stream/0

NAPERVILLE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— Opposition Defunding IL Police
https://www.facebook.com/NapervilleGOP/

ILLINOIS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
— Petition: Stop Bill HB 163 & Associated Defund the Police Legislation
https://www.ilfop.org/stop-bill-hb-163/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker election updates
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/house-speaker-election-updates/
— Fireworks before vote on House Speaker
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/fireworks-before-vote-on-house-speaker/
— Indivisible Illinois, Chicago NOW, Women’s March Chicago, Illinois NOW join call *** Women’s groups urge vote for woman as new House Speaker – All 19 MJM opponents say they are still together
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/womens-groups-urge-vote-for-woman-as-new-house-speaker-all-19-mjm-opponents-say-they-are-still-together/
— Higher education reform bill unveiled in House; Bill filed to end state wagering prohibition on in-state college games
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/higher-education-reform-bill-unveiled-in-house-bill-filed-to-end-state-wagering-prohibition-on-in-state-college-games/
— AG Raoul lashes out at RAGA over robocalls urging march to US Capitol
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/ag-raoul-lashes-out-at-raga-over-robocalls-urging-march-to-us-capitol/
— Democrats will start voting today on House Speaker’s race
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/democrats-will-start-voting-today-on-house-speakers-race/
— Illinois State Bar Association touts benefits of criminal justice reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/illinois-state-bar-association-touts-benefits-of-criminal-justice-reform-bill/
— 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases; 81 additional deaths; 3,527 hospitalized; 740 in ICU; 7.9 percent case positivity rate; 9.1 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/4711-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-81-additional-deaths-3527-hospitalized-740-in-icu-79-percent-case-positivity-rate-91-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Bailey collapses on House floor
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi sets timetable for likely Trump impeachment. House Democrats to push resolution pressuring Pence to trigger 25th Amendment. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/nancy-pelosi-sets-timetable-likely-trump-impeachme/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push
— AOC: Dems consider barring Trump from future office in impeachment charges – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/aoc-dems-consider-barring-trump-from-future-office/

FOX NEWS
— Levin: Media ‘exploiting’ Capitol riot to ‘silence conservatives’ as Democrats work to ‘choke the system’ ‘The media have played a huge, huge role in what’s going on in this country,’ says ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ host – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-levin-capitol-riot-media-exploitation-silence-conservatives
— House vote on Trump impeachment ‘will happen this week’: Rep. Clyburn
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/house-vote-on-trump-impeachment-will-happen-this-week-rep-clyburn
— Big Tech censorship – the Left should be most worried about this conservative purge. Democrats celebrating censorship, and social media companies flaunting their decisions, should be wary. – Jason Rantz
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/big-tech-censorship-left-conservative-purge-jason-rantz
— Bozell: Social media giants ‘canceling conservatives,’ antitrust action needed. Amazon, Apple and Google have taken action against Parler, an alternative social media app drawing conservative users. – Evie Fordham
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/amazon-parler-apple-removal-download-aws-conservatives

BLAZE
— Antifa mob attacks Trump supporters in San Diego But Joe Biden said ‘Antifa’s an idea’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-attack-trump-supporters-san-diego

CBN NEWS
— Parler Suspended From Amazon, Apple, Google; CEO Says It’s a ‘Coordinated Attack by the Tech Giants’ – Andrea Morris
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/january/parler-suspended-from-amazon-apple-google-ceo-says-its-a-coordinated-attack-by-the-tech-giants

DAILY WIRE
— Left-Wing Reporters Demand Twitter Silence Conservative Reporters That Have Done Nothing Wrong – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/left-wing-reporters-demand-twitter-silence-conservative-reporters-that-have-done-nothing-wrong
— ACLU Worries About Social Media’s ‘Unchecked Power To Remove People From Platforms’ After Twitter, Facebook Ban Trump – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/aclu-worries-about-social-medias-unchecked-power-to-remove-people-from-platforms-after-twitter-facebook-ban-trump

NEWSMAX
— Federalist Publisher: Big Tech Colluding to Destroy Conservative Speech – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/bigtech-federalist-conservative-socialmedia/2021/01/10/id/1004993/

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “There’s a Better Alternative to Impeachment.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/10/why-rep-kinzinger-backs-invoking-the-25th-amendment-over-impeachment-n2582888
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL) on Sunday said he believes impeaching President Donald Trump isn’t a “smart move.” Instead, he would rather see Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment. “I honestly don’t think impeachment is the smart move because I think it victimizes Donald Trump again, Kinzinger explained to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “… He stirred up a crowd. It was an executive branch attack on the legislative branch, one of the worst days in American history.” The congressman said he would “vote the right way” on whatever articles of impeachment are brought forth. The issue he has is the small amount of time left in Trump’s administration. “I would think it’s the right move if we had more than basically 10 days left of the administration,” Kinzinger said. ” … We’re not going to be able to even get through a trial so, yeah, he’ll be impeached a second time, but also exonerated, in theory, a second time. It depends on how that trial goes. If they do it once he’s out of office, all that. I think there’s a lot of ideas with censor, with preventing him from being able to run again. The reality is we just don’t have a lot of time in this administration left, which is a good thing.”)
— Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab – Andrew Pollack
https://townhall.com/columnists/andrewpollack/2021/01/10/get-ready-for-the-biden-gun-grab-n2582867

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Says He Will ‘Defeat the NRA’ While in Office – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-says-he-will-defeat-the-nra-while-in-office_3650623.html
— Rep. Nunes Calls for Racketeering Investigation Into Big Tech Companies Following Parler Ban – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-nunes-calls-for-racketeering-investigation-into-big-tech-companies-following-parler-ban_3650863.html

THE HILL
— Pelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump – MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533572-pelosi-democrats-will-impeach-trump
— Lawmakers mount pressure on Trump to leave office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533542-lawmakers-mount-pressure-on-Trump-to-leave-office
— Kinzinger: Trump’s resignation would be ‘best thing for the country to heal’ – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533529-kinzinger-trumps-resignation-would-be-best-thing-for-the-country
— GOP and nation grapples with what comes next – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533545-the-memo-gop-and-nation-grapples-with-what-comes-next

POLITICO
— Pelosi says Democrats will move forward with trying to remove Trump. “We will act with urgency,” she said. – HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/pelosi-says-democrats-will-move-forward-with-trying-to-remove-trump-457257
— GOP prepares for battle with new archvillain. Less than 24 hours after Trump’s ban from Twitter, Republicans seized on the issue for the midterm elections and beyond. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/gop-trump-twitter-ban-big-tech-456866

ABC NEWS
— Trump should resign or be removed by 25th Amendment: Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump was a “clear and present danger,” should be impeached. – Adia Robinson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-represents-clear-present-danger-congress-country-ocasio/story

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Says It Will Move Swiftly With Impeachment If Pence Won’t Act
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/10/us/joe-trump-biden
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down. An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/opinion/trump-narcissist-capitol-riots.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech – Tony Romm and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-banned-apps/
— Police departments across the U.S. open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot – Kim Bellware
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/09/investigating-police-rioters/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House to Move to Impeach Trump After Push to Have Pence Remove Him From Office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will introduce a resolution on Monday; ‘We will act with urgency’ – Andrew Restuccia, Brent Kendall and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-prepares-for-trump-impeachment-could-add-charges-on-georgia-allegations-11610295488

USA TODAY
— YouTube removes Rudy Giuliani podcast video and Steve Bannon’s channel as it cracks down on misinformation – Kelly Tyko
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-ban-rudy-giuliani-youtube-podcast-video-removed/6611765002/

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Schwarzenegger compares mob attack on Capitol to Nazi assault on Jews, calls Trump a ‘failed leader’ – Kellie Hwang
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Schwarzenegger-compares-mob-attack-on-Capitol-to-15859983.php

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn’t go quietly.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/no-surprise-trump-left-many-clues-he-wouldnt-go-quietly

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Adam Kinzinger Never Felt ‘Real Evil’ More Strongly Than During Pro-Trump Capitol Riot.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-never-felt-real-evil-more-strongly-during-pro-trump-capitol-riot-1560343
— Devin Nunes Complains on Fox News ‘Republicans Have No Way to Communicate’ if Parler Taken Down – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-complains-fox-news-republicans-have-no-way-communicate-if-parler-taken-down-1560337

GUARDIAN
— Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech
(DIERSEN: RINOs side with Democrats against Republicans. Democrats and RINOs do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/trump-twitter-republicans-democrats

January 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,717 new cases, 101 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6717-new-covid-19-cases-101-deaths-/9499535/
— Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/police-reform-criminal-justice-house-bill-163-cash-bail/9506894/

NBC5
— A Farewell to @realDonaldTrump, Gone After 57,000 Tweets – Aamer Madhani and Jill Colvin
(DIERSEN: Since 2004, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have included links to more than 388,900 articles.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/a-farewell-to-realdonaldtrump-gone-after-57000-tweets/2412500/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP to begin seeking state chairman applicants on Monday – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-chairman-20210109-tyqzd5cfebdddetml25jurtivy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party agreed on a time frame for selecting a new state chairman Saturday, launching the process for potential candidates to apply on its website during a 10-day period beginning Monday. The goal, the party’s state central committee agreed, was to select someone by as soon as Jan. 30 to replace Tim Schneider, who announced last month he was stepping down after more than six years in the post. Schneider is leaving the post before his term ends May 23 amid a push by conservative hard-liners on the 18-member committee who sought someone more in line with their views, even though Schneider was an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump’s reelection bid. . .The state GOP leadership committee will meet on Jan. 23 to screen applicants and schedule a date to meet with finalists. A week later, the panel hopes to conclude interviews with finalists with the potential of voting that day on a new chairman. The GOP state central committee established some guidelines for candidates for the post, including a requirement to stay neutral in party primary contests and that the applicant not be a vendor or stakeholder in any campaign, including work for election technology or political consulting firms. In addition, the committee said it was seeking candidates who are not currently salaried public officials or candidates for public office that provides a salary. It also said it preferred candidates who are not registered lobbyists or government employees. The committee, however, did not issue a blanket ban on such applicants and said the individual’s circumstances should be considered by committee members. The final decision will come down to a weighted vote of the state central committee members, representing each of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts, based on 2020 primary results.)
— Pro-Trump rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work – AP
(DIERSEN: I attended a Bob Dole rally in Wheaton in 1996. That made my Democrat GAO superiors furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-mob-backlash-at-work-20210109-yogizaqyaveyjgtmxv5slty7ha-story.html
— Momentum builds among House Democrats to impeach Trump as Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses rioters of choosing ‘their whiteness over democracy’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-impeachment-capitol-mob-20210109-2asefgfckjgwvhxn42aburlzqm-story.html
— Democrats are determined to pressure Biden to investigate Trump, whether or not the House pursues impeachment charges – REID J. EPSTEIN AND LISA LERER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-biden-democrats-trump-investigation-20210110-y5mucegmhnftja3pbcpxeifsme-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As Madigan hangs on, House Democrats wait for full field of speaker candidates to emerge – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/1/8/22221275/madigan-michael-illinois-house-speaker-democrats

DAILY HERALD
— What Illinois Republicans are seeking in a new chairman – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210109/what-illinois-republicans-are-seeking-in-a-new-chairman
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Saturday, Illinois Republican State Central Committee members approved a process and timeline for replacing Chairman Tim Schneider of Bartlett, who is stepping down. The hope is to name a new chairman by the Jan. 30 meeting, Grogan said. Committee members are “looking forward to getting the best qualified man or woman who comes forward at the helm,” Grogan said. “You have to come in already knowing Illinois politics and the stakeholders.” The committee needs “to go find a Solomon” who can bridge regional and ideological divides, former Republican state senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale said. Typically, the top Republican in the state steers the selection of the party chairman, as former Gov. Bruce Rauner did with Schneider, but right now there’s no apparent kingmaker. Possible contenders include: Illinois National Committeeman Richard Porter, a Northfield attorney; longtime Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar; Cook County Republican Party Chairman and Illinois Republican State Central Committee member Sean Morrison of Palos Park; and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, who has been a fundraiser for Trump and the Republican National Committee. As of November 2020, the Democratic Party of Illinois had $2.63 million cash on hand and the Republican Party of Illinois had $286,067, according to OpenSecrets.org. Making up the shortfall will require a savvy fundraiser, one comfortable attending chicken dinners and golf outings and building rapport with wealthy Republican influencers like Uline founder Richard Uihlein and Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin. . .He added that process for selecting a new chairman will be posted on the party’s illinois.gop website Monday. It will include an application to be completed by Jan. 21 or 22, followed by “a selection and vetting process, with the conclusion and selection at the end of the month,” he said.)

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Del Mar Decries Storming Of U.S. Capitol – TOM ROBB
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/del-mar-decries-storming-of-u-s-capitol/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Central Illinois Republicans prepare for post-Trump politics – Kade Heather
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-central-illinois-republicans-prepare-for-post-trump-politics/article_f3b5e602-7fa5-5b0e-8eba-8bed94ef7a01.html

SOUTHERN
— Legislation backed by Illinois Attorney General Raoul would reform police certification – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/legislation-backed-by-illinois-attorney-general-raoul-would-reform-police-certification/article_c4b813c5-50c2-5585-a76c-70c7dffb0946.html

DAILY REPUBLICAN
— Do Kinzinger’s comments lessen his chances for statewide office? – Rich Miller
https://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/opinion/20210109/rich-miller-do-kinzingers-comments-lessen-his-chances-for-statewide-office

NPR ILLINOIS
— More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots – BEN PAVIOUR
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/09/955128569/more-than-a-dozen-gop-state-lawmakers-attended-rally-that-gave-way-to-riots
— As Inauguration Nears, Concern Of More Violence Grows – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/inauguration-nears-concern-grows-more-violence-come#stream/0

WSIL TV
— Illinois House kicks off busy lame duck session – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/08/illinois-house-kicks-off-busy-lame-duck-session/

WFAV
— Clay County State Representative Darren Baily Has Had Enough of Adam Kinzinger
https://www.wfav951.com/2021/01/08/hes-had-enough-of-adam-kinzinger/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— D.C. Four Years Ago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/d-c-four-years-ago/
— Wilcox Opposes Bill to Weaken Law Enforcement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/wilcox-opposes-bill-to-weaken-law-enforcement/
— Twitter Purge / Cleansing Far Beyond President Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/twitter010921/
— IL-14: A Message from Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/il-14-a-message-from-lauren-underwood/
— Commenter Reflects on Storming of the Capitol and Voting as a “Pressure Valve”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/commenter-reflects-on-storming-of-the-capitol-and-voting-as-a-pressure-valve/
— Sign re Police and Safety
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/message-of-the-day-a-sign-90/
— Patrick Kenneally and All Other State’s Attorneys But Cook County’s Oppose Law and Order Weakening Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/kenneally-and-all-other-states-attorneys-but-cook-countys-oppose-law-and-order-weakening-bill/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Kathleen Klehm Marinangel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-3/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – John Marcrito
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/07/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-john-marcrito/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Carl Klamienski
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/06/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-2/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Jeff Buff
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/05/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-jeff-buff/
— A Democratic Party Corkscrew
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/message-of-the-day-a-corkscrew/
— Storming Capitol Puts Vote Fraud Charges on Back Burner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/storming-capitol-puts-vote-fraud-charges-on-back-burner/
— IL 6/14: Casten and Underwood Call for Trump’s Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/il-6-14-casten-and-underwood-call-for-trumps-impeachment/
— Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Spurned by Trump for DoD Secretary, Leads GOP Charge to Oust President
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/congressman-adam-kinzinger-spurned-by-trump-for-dod-secretary-leads-gop-charge-to-oust-president/
— Pondering the Illinois Republican Party’s Future
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/pondering-the-illinois-republican-partys-future/
— Resignations Starting 2021
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/07/resignations010721/
— Suzanne Ness Faces House Speakership Vote Quandary with Only 16% of Her District Thinking Favorably of Mike Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/07/suzanne-ness-faces-house-speakership-vote-quandary-with-only-16-of-her-district-thinking-favorably-of-mike-madigan/
— Dems Recommend Man to Replace Suzanne Ness on County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/05/dems-recommend-man-to-replace-suzanne-ness-on-county-board/
— Pot Taxes Bring But $150 Million of $40 Billion Budget
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/06/pot-taxes-bring-but-150-million-of-40-billion-budget/
— IL-14: Analysis of Jim Oberweis Contesting the Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/06/oberweis010621/
— Higher Salaries for Incumbent Township Officials in Greenwood Township Than for Newcomers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/05/higher-salaries-for-incumbent-township-officials-in-greenwood-township-than-for-newcomers/

CAPITOL FAX
— Likely GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul Schimpf vows to oppose mask mandate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/09/likely-gop-gubernatorial-candidate-vows-to-oppose-mask-mandate/
— 6,717 new confirmed and probable cases; 101 additional deaths; 3,589 hospitalized; 742 in ICU; 8.3 percent average case positivity rate; 9.3 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/09/6717-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-101-additional-deaths-3589-hospitalized-742-in-icu-83-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-93-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— AG Raoul unveils police licensing bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/09/ag-raoul-unveils-police-licensing-bill/

GOPUSA
— Democrats Push To Impeach Trump As Twitter, Facebook And Instagram Permanently Suspend His Accounts
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100276
— Failure To Contain Big Tech Is The Biggest Failure Of 2020
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100118
— The Worst Of Days For Trump & His Supporters – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100202

BLAZE
— Leftists compare Trump’s Twitter ban to Saddam Hussein’s capture, call it ‘most important moment in the history of social media’. Hollywood celebrities and Democrats celebrate Trump’s ban with outlandish statements. – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-twitter-ban-reactions-celebrities-democrats
— Facebook just deleted anti-Democrat ‘WalkAway’ page from platform, founder Brandon Straka said ‘Is this the unity and healing of Joe Biden’s America??? This is horrifying.’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/facebook-deletes-anti-democrat-walkaway-page
— Rush Limbaugh, Dan Bongino, Mark Levin take action against Twitter after platform permanently bans Trump – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/top-conservatives-leave-twitter-trump-ban

PJ MEDIA
— The All-Out Assault on Conservative Thought Has Just Begun – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/columns/tyler-o-neil/2021/01/09/the-all-out-assault-on-conservative-thought-has-just-begun-n1326710

NEWS BUSTERS
— Amazon Employee Group DEMANDS Speech APP Parler Be Deplatformed – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2021/01/09/amazon-employee-group-demands-speech-app-parler-be

LIFE SITE NEWS
— In some videos, Capitol police appear to let protestors into US Capitol, pose for selfies. Other videos from other parts of the chaotic day show very different interactions between protestors and police. – Raymond Wolfe
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/videos-depict-capitol-police-letting-protesters-into-us-capitol-posing-for-selfies

EPOCH TIMES
— Nikki Haley Likens Trump Twitter Ban to Act of Chinese Communist Party – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nikki-haley-likens-trump-twitter-ban-to-act-of-chinese-communist-party_3650028.html

THE HILL
— Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.): Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’ – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533498-gop-sen-toomey-trump-committed-impeachable-offenses
— Trump stares down new impeachment threat – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533494-trump-to-face-new-impeachment-threat

CNN
— Trump considering Giuliani and Dershowitz for impeachment defense team – Jeremy Diamond and Pamela Brown
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-lawyers-dershowitz-giuliani/index.html

CNBC
— Pro-Trump dark money groups organized the rally that led to deadly Capitol Hill riot – Brian Schwartz
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/pro-trump-dark-money-groups-organized-the-rally-that-led-to-deadly-capitol-hill-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Demand Answers From Justice Dept. About Trump’s Role as Impeachment Threat Looms
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/09/us/trump-biden

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “For Trump, the end is coming swiftly and with stinging rebukes.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rebukes-trump-presidency-ending-/2021/01/09/35f2de3c-5287-11eb-83e3-322644d82356_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump fans ditch Twitter en masse after president’s suspension – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2021/01/09/trump-fans-leave-twitter-after-presidents-suspension/

NEWSWEEK
— 51 Percent of Republicans Think Trump Deserves No Blame For Capitol Riots: Poll – JEFFERY MARTIN
https://www.newsweek.com/51-percent-republicans-think-trump-deserves-no-blame-capitol-riots-poll-1560206

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans Confront the Consequences of Their Doomsday Rhetoric. The Capitol riot showed how the ominous tenor of contemporary GOP messaging could be fueling white conservatives’ extremism.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/capitol-riot-and-white-conservatives-extremism/617615/

January 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— U.S. Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office. Kinzinger calls on GOP to denounce Trump: “He is no longer the leader of our party, and our party must reject his treasonous acts”
https://abc7chicago.com/us-capitol-news-congress-protest/9431581/

NBC5
— After Rioters Storm US Capitol, State Police Increase Security at Illinois’ Capitol in Springfield
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-state-police-increase-security-at-illinois-capitol-in-springfield/2409608/
— ‘This Mob Was Invited:’ Sen. Durbin Says Trump Wanted Rioters to Disrupt Wednesday Vote Count
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/this-mob-was-invited-sen-durbin-says-trump-wanted-mob-to-disrupt-wednesday-vote-count/2409973/
— Chicago Officials Prepare Security After Rioters Storm US Capitol, Clash With Police – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-officials-prepare-security-after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-clash-with-police/2409559/
— Illinois Reps. Underwood, Schneider Call for Trump’s Removal After Mob Attacks Capitol
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-rep-lauren-underwood-calls-for-trumps-removal-after-mob-attacks-capitol/2410094/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Congress certifies Joe Biden’s Electoral College win hours after violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol; president vows ‘orderly transition’ of power – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-electoral-college-protests-20210106-mv4gtnvkpvgublb3vgvz765lje-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks Congress to immediately impeach, remove Trump – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-calls-for-trump-impeachment-20210107-az3m4vrzfvba5k4v2ybhvyxmpa-story.html
— U.S. Reps. Foster, Casten, Underwood, DuPage GOP chairman Jim Zay condemn ‘attempted coup’ at Capitol – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-elected-officials-capitol-reactions-st-0108-20210106-oxw3trfp4jf7tly3ihfg6snxza-story.html
— Election defeats turning pols into sore losers – CHARLES SELLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have lost elections, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me, blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member the most for their losses.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-sore-losers-st-0107-20210106-4ipixp4gg5bv5gcaa7br4bwvie-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What if crowd who swarmed the US Capitol was Black or Muslim?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-trump-supporters-mob-capitol-double-standard-0106-20210106-njqyjby45vhx3b3twsem4d257a-story.html
— Trump owns this – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-trump-washington-protests-kass-20210107-iji5pk2j4nh7hlkrn2j3dwi2tq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rioters attack Capitol: Reps. Robin Kelly, Mike Quigley, Brad Schneider trapped in House gallery. The insurrection cast a shadow over what in another time would be the giant story: The Democrats won control of the Senate with the Georgia elections. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22218104/rioters-attack-capitol-rep-robin-kelly-trapped-in-house-gallery-rep-mike-quigley-brad-schneider
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “In final days, Trump does his best to burn down the house. Black protesters would have been stopped before they breached the first barricade.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22217877/capitol-protests-trump-electoral-college-does-his-best-burn-down-the-house

DAILY HERALD
— ‘This is a coup attempt’: What Republican and Democratic reps from Illinois said about Capitol attack – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/this-is-a-coup-attempt-what-republican-and-democratic-reps-from-illinois-said-about-capitol-attack

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump pledges orderly transition to Biden presidency. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter by an aide early this morning.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-pledges-orderly-transition-biden-presidency
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed investors are seeing green as Dems take control of Senate. Local marijuana companies including GTI and Cresco could benefit from the shift in power. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-investors-are-seeing-green-dems-take-control-senate

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will lame duck session be painful for taxpayers? – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-will-lame-duck-session-be-painful-for-taxpayers/article_c2f13d0c-4f4d-11eb-b2a5-9bc34f3e8d63.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— LaHood calls Wednesday Capitol raid ‘one of the most shameful things I have seen’
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lahood-calls-wednesday-capitol-raid-one-of-the-most-shameful-things-i-have-seen/article_697cf175-9f8b-5a75-96fc-4b0f27800a97.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— If Trump rioters had been black, Capitol streets would’ve been blood-red. Did anybody think things could go so far, so wrong, so un-American? – Phil Luciano
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/columns/luciano/2021/01/06/if-trump-terrorists-had-been-black-capitol-wouldve-been-blood-red/6570903002/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lame duck session not always good for those about to be goosed – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-lame-duck-session-not-always-good-for-those-about-to-be-goosed/article_61a65355-f5c1-577f-9b85-6db9d1775e30.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Plummer, McClure named to Senate leadership team
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/McClure-named-to-Senate-leadership-team-15848659.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘This isn’t America:’ Local leaders react to chaos in D.C. – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/this-isnt-america-local-leaders-react-to-chaos-in-d-c/article_246173a4-5066-11eb-8ace-4f237afed1ae.html
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for ‘lame duck’ session – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-lame-duck-session/article_14e29b9e-5064-11eb-9d84-672947f6b3a3.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths with 13 reported Wednesday, fourth-deadliest day of the pandemic – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/07/dupage-county-surpasses-1000-covid-19-deaths-with-13-reported-wednesday-fourth-deadliest-day-of-the-pandemic/
— DuPage County reports that over 18,000 healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine, second dose to start this week – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/01/06/dupage-county-reports-that-over-18000-healthcare-workers-have-received-covid-19-vaccine-second-dose-to-start-this-week/

FOX ST. LOUIS
— ‘Republicans stand for law and order’ Illinois GOP denounces DC demonstrations – AP
https://fox2now.com/news/republicans-stand-for-law-and-order-illinois-gop-denounces-dc-demonstrations/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric.” I should write books about the hatred that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters have promoted against Trump and against his supporters. 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://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/experts-capitol-riot-product-of-years-of-hateful-rhetoric
— Gov. Pritzker calls for impeachment, removal of President Trump
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-calls-for-impeachment-removal-of-president-trump

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Missouri And Illinois Leaders Condemn Violent Attack On U.S. Capitol – Jason Rosenbaum
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-01-06/missouri-and-illinois-leaders-condemn-violent-attack-on-u-s-capitol

MDJ ONLINE
— Darren Bailey calls fellow Republican Adam Kinzinger a Democrat, demands he resign – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-state-lawmaker-calls-republican-kinzinger-a-democrat-demands-he-resign/article_e65310f5-f1fa-528b-803b-ba64ddb5dd00.html

WQAD
— Supporters of President Trump march in Rock Island to protest certification of 2020 election. Roughly two dozen protestors gathered carrying signs and shouting slogans like “Stop the Steal,” echoing the president’s claims that the election was rigged. – Luke Cleary
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/politics/elections/trump-supporters-march-in-rock-island/526-82b9e8ae-9b7d-4bdc-9166-131c34c69604

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Examining How The Trump Years Helped To Shape The Media.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-trump-years-helped-shape-media#stream/0
— After Chaos, Insurrection And Death, Pro-Trump Rioters Defy D.C. Curfew – VANESSA ROMO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-chaos-insurrection-and-death-pro-trump-rioters-defy-dc-curfew#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Party leaders work to find replacement for Brady in State Senate – Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/party-leaders-work-to-find-replacement-for-brady-in-state-senate/

WSIL TV
— “Patriots”: Illinois Trump supporters protest election results at state capitol – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/06/patriots-illinois-trump-supporters-protest-election-results-at-state-capitol/

WQAD
— Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans – AP
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/nation-world/moment-of-reckoning-for-gop/507-9edd579f-e871-4aac-a819-5a8fc4f63d4c

DEERFIELD PATCH
— Schneider Calls On Invocation Of 25th Amendment to Remove Trump. U.S. Rep Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) denounces Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by a “radical mob.” – Eric DeGrechie,
https://patch.com/illinois/deerfield/schneider-calls-invocation-25th-amendment-remove-trump

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor’s Election Petition Challenged. Resident points to errors that he says warrant the mayor’s removal as a candidate. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayors-election-petition-challenged

CHICAGO NOW
— When Democrats successfully overturned an election – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2021/01/when-democrats-successfully-overturned-an-election/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Who and What Caused the Capitol Assault – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/who-and-what-caused-the-capitol-assault/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congress affirms Biden win; Trump vows ‘orderly transition’ – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/congress-affirms-biden-win-trump-vows-orderly-tran/
— FBI asks public for help identifying Capitol rioters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/fbi-asks-public-help-identifying-capitol-rioters/

CNS NEWS
— Kinzinger on Trump Protesters Storming the Capitol Building: ‘We Don’t Do Stuff Like This’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/kinzinger-trump-protesters-storming-capitol-building-we-dont-do

DAILY CALLER
— Patriots Do Not Storm Their Nation’s Capital – Editorial
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/editorial-board-patriots-do-not-storm-their-nations-capitol/
— Georgia’s Republican Election Chief Blames Trump For Sparking ‘Civil War’ That Lost Republicans The Senate – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/gabriel-sterling-georiga-election-official-trump-republican-senate-runoff/
— Trump Waged All-Out War Against Georgia Republicans On Twitter While Ignoring Warnock And Ossoff In Leadup To Runoffs – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/trump-twitter-raphael-warnock-jon-ossoff/

EPOCH TIMES
— Facebook, Twitter Lock Trump Out of His Account for the First Time. Social platforms remove video of Trump calling on protesters to leave the Capitol in peace. – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-locks-president-trump-out-of-his-account-for-the-first-time_3646854.html

THE HILL
— Jeff Flake to Republicans: ‘There is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue’ – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
(DIERSEN: Will Republican organizations officially get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? How much pressure will there be on the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 93,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/532861-jeff-flake-to-republicans-there-is-power-in-standing-up-to-the-rank-corruptions-of-a

POLITICO
— The racial contradictions of Trump’s ‘law and order’ mantra. Police treatment of the Capitol rioters “says a lot about who is an enemy combatant and who is not.” – SABRINA RODRIGUEZ, MAYA KING and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/donald-trump-law-and-order-mantra-racial-455714


— Bidenworld hopes Capitol chaos gives GOP a ‘shock to the system.’ Those close to the president-elect believe the shocking siege of Congress bolsters his calls for unity. – NATASHA KORECKI, ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and MEGAN CASSELLA
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/capitol-chaos-biden-react-455694
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “He screwed the country. Trump loyalty disintegrates. Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot will reverberate for years, shaping Trump’s legacy and pushing Republicans to confront the GOP’s future.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/trump-loyalty-capitol-attack-455667

CNN
— Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transition after riot and Biden win certification. – Allie Malloy and Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html
— Kinzinger says “despicable” Capitol riots were started by not telling people the truth
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/congress-electoral-college-vote-count-2021/h_33c7a29498615e9e2eaff551b2d0f45b
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An unchained Trump threatens more mayhem in his final dangerous days.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/donald-trump-electoral-college-capitol-riot/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Isolated Trump reluctantly pledges ‘orderly’ transition after inciting mob.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Kinzinger says Republicans should ‘very ashamed’ as protesters storm the Capitol
https://www.nbcnews.com/video/rep-kinzinger-says-republicans-should-very-ashamed-as-protesters-storm-the-capitol-98944581853
— Trump loyalists push evidence-free claims that antifa activists fueled mob. The claims are typical of many that arise during major news events and particularly violent acts; fringe communities often label them “false flag” attacks. – Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/trump-loyalists-push-evidence-free-claims-antifa-activists-fueled-mob-n1253176
— Law enforcement officials across the U.S. shocked by police failure to stop Capitol invasion. Ex-Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said police shouldn’t have been surprised by the actions of pro-Trump protesters given the heated rhetoric of 2020. – Tom Winter and Andrew Blankstein
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/law-enforcement-officials-across-u-s-shocked-police-failure-stop-n1253193

CBS NEWS
— 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol – JORDAN FREIMAN
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-supporters-us-capitol-4-dead/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “Trump supporters” assaulted the Capitol. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/trump-us-capitol-secured-dc-protest/

YAHOO NEWS
— VP Mike Pence Avoids Questions About 25th Amendment
https://news.yahoo.com/vp-mike-pence-avoids-questions-130400538.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump openly condones supporters who violently stormed the Capitol, prompting Twitter to lock his account.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-protesters.html
— FRONT PAGE: A Mob and the Breach of Democracy: The Violent End of the Trump Era. Those who warned of worst-case scenarios under President Trump — only to be dismissed as alarmists — found some of their darkest fears realized in the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday. – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-congress.html

NEW YORK POST
— Ashli Babbitt, protester killed at Capitol, was Air Force vet from California – Elizabeth Rosner and Kate Sheehy
https://nypost.com/2021/01/06/protester-killed-in-capitol-was-air-force-vet-from-california/

WASHINGTON POST
— Capitol breach prompts urgent questions about security failures – Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron C. Davis, Dan Lamothe and David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-breach-security-failures/2021/01/06/e1e09b80-5061-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— The National Guard has been called out in Washington, D.C. Here’s what you need to know. Attempts to use the National Guard for partisan purposes would be highly controversial. – Jim Golby and Carrie A. Lee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/national-guard-has-been-called-out-washington-dc-heres-what-you-need-know/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has shown an incomprehensible indifference to mayhem.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/trump-has-shown-an-incomprehensible-indifference-mayhem/
— For a divided country, riot at the U.S. Capitol becomes one more flash point – Jimmy Magahern, Jenna Johnson and Griff Witte
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-reaction-capitol-riots/2021/01/06/ac0f96ba-5042-11eb-b2e8-3339e73d9da2_story.html
— Trump’s supporters think they’re being patriotic. And that’s the problem. Incendiary rhetoric has long prompted dangerous violence in the name of national defense – Christine Adams
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/trumps-supporters-think-theyre-being-patriotic-thats-problem/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Don’t let the appalling mob attack on the Capitol obscure the GOP’s shameful enabling.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-01-07/trump-riots-u-s-capitol

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the Trump term had to end.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-a-humiliating-spectacle-for-the-us-20210107-6xkg7jzpovcyxkew63sd7aagne-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Republican Party Is in Disarray. The Senate is lost, the GOP is bitterly split and Trump’s actions have consequences. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-republican-party-is-in-disarray-11609975948
— Donald Trump Turned Georgia Blue. His relentless attacks on the state’s election apparatus likely depressed Republican turnout. – Michael Barone
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-turned-georgia-blue-11609976086
— World Leaders Are Shocked, Worried by Trump Supporters’ Actions at U.S. Capitol. Some see echoes of Europe’s fascist past and Latin America’s turbulence; ‘a profound deterioration of the democratic image of the country’ – Valentina Pop and Ryan Dube
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-leaders-are-shocked-worried-by-storming-of-u-s-capitol-by-trump-supporters-11609971098

FORBES
— ‘They Will Get Primaried’: Trump, His Allies, Threaten Republicans Who Won’t Object To Electoral College – Jack Brewster
(DIERSEN: Will Adam Kinzinger, Joe Wash, and Pat Brady primary all Republican candidates in Illinois who did not stand with them against Trump from the beginning?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/06/they-will-get-primaried-trump-allies-threaten-republicans-who-wont-object-to-electoral-college/

BALTIMORE SUN
— Capitol attack renews talk of removing Trump with 25th Amendment. Here’s how that would work. – MARK Z. BARABAK
(DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors were furious about Nixon. They took their anger against Nixon out on me, one of their very few Republican employees.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-s6gqna3whzcsbemh6pirngrowm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The amendment also lays out how to replace a vice president. The first use of the amendment occurred in 1973 when President Nixon chose Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in October 1973. Ford, in turn, became president when Nixon quit in August 1974. Ford then chose former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his vice president.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Every Trump Loyalist Is Complicit in the President’s Incitement of Sedition.” Who will be demonized, denigrated, condemned, and gotten rid of as being a Trump loyalist in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois. Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains are required to support those who win Republican primaries. Since I became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, I have supported all those who have won Republican primaries.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-mob-incitement-capitol-riot-washington-storm-congress.html

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford UAW Workers Get Better Benefits As 400 Temp Employees Become Permanent – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: My Democrat Post Office superiors succeeded in forcing me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old just before I would have had 3 years seniority, and therefore greater employee rights.)
https://fordauthority.com/2021/01/ford-uaw-workers-get-better-benefits-as-400-temp-employees-become-permanent/

GUARDIAN
— Democrats’ Georgia success reshapes US political landscape – Lauren Gambino and David Smith
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/06/democrats-georgia-success-reshapes-us-political-landscape

January 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Lawmakers to count electoral votes tonight after mob of Trump supporters stormed Capitol; Woman shot, killed. Officials said at least 13 people were arrested, and five firearms had been recovered during the pro-Trump protests. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/live-mob-of-trump-supporters-storm-us-capitol;-1-shot-killed/9405310/
— US Capitol lockdown: Illinois congress members shelter in place; Rep. Adam Kinzinger: ‘This is a coup attempt’ Kinzinger calls on GOP to denounce Trump: “He is no longer the leader of our party, and our party must reject his treasonous acts”
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-adam-kinzinger-capitol-building-house-of-representatives/9412651/
— Electoral college ballots rescued as protesters storm US Capitol, senator says
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/electoral-college-ballots-rescued-as-protesters-storm-us-capitol/9415975/
— Stunning videos show chaos as pro-Trump rioters breach Capitol
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/videos-show-chaos-as-pro-trump-rioters-breach-capitol/9412741/

NBC5
— Pritzker Calls for President Trump to be Impeached After Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-calls-for-president-trump-to-be-impeached-after-supporters-storm-u-s-capitol/2409730/
— Trump Protestors Rally at Statehouses Across the U.S. as Capitol Hill Demonstrations Turn Violent – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-protestors-rally-at-statehouses-across-the-u-s-as-capitol-hill-demonstrations-turn-violent/2409791/
— Several GOP Lawmakers Who Stoked Election Fraud Claims Are Now Condemning Pro-Trump Rioters – Lauren Feiner
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/several-gop-lawmakers-who-stoked-election-fraud-claims-are-now-condemning-pro-trump-rioters/2409723/
— GOP Officials, Donors Blame Trump for Weak Republican Showing in Georgia Runoffs – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/gop-officials-donors-blame-trump-for-weak-republican-showing-in-georgia-runoffs/2409263/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pelosi says Congress will resume electoral vote count after US Capitol cleared of pro-Trump mob – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-electoral-college-protests-20210106-mv4gtnvkpvgublb3vgvz765lje-story.html
— Days after she was sworn in, Illinois U.S. Rep. Mary Miller facing criticism for invoking Adolf Hitler during speech in Washington – LISA DONOVAN and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mary-miller-congresswoman-hitler-one-thing-right-speech-20210106-wdryhnfyfbetfbyi6ef7lpmlgm-story.html
— Concede or resign, President Trump – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-capitol-violence-trump-protesters-20210107-bqo36zwybbfxfkv3fwlj5qjrla-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Congress to resume electoral vote count after deadly pro-Trump siege on U.S. Capitol. Capitol Police said the building was secure by Wednesday evening, about four hours after the demonstration turned violent. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/6/22217370/police-order-evacuation-buildings-capitol-hill
— Pritzker calls on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump: ‘It must end’ Earlier Wednesday, thousands of violent pro-Trump protesters forced the U.S. Capitol into a lockdown as lawmakers met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. – Madeline Kenney and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/6/22217836/pritzker-congress-impeach-president-donald-trump-it-must-end
— After Illinois Rep. Mary Miller praises Hitler, Rep. Jan Schakowsky calls on her to resign. The comment by Miller, a GOP freshman, at a pro-Trump rally was met with condemnation. – Lynn Sweet, Matt Moore, and Andy Boyle
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/6/22217876/illinois-rep-mary-miller-praises-hitler-rep-jan-schakowsky-calls-on-her-to-resign-at-trump-rally

DAILY HERALD
— ‘This is a coup attempt,’ Kinzinger tweets from the Capitol – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/this-is-a-coup-attempt-kinzinger-tweets-from-the-capitol
— Media captures unprecedented storming of U.S. Capitol – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/media-captures-unprecedented-storming-of-us-capitol
— Kane County Board may undo political firing – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/kane-county-board-may-undo-political-firing
— Statehouses evacuate amid protests in support of Trump – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210106/news/301069917/
— Amid Capitol violence, Facebook, YouTube remove Trump video – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210106/business/301069908/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker calls for Trump to be ‘immediately’ removed as president. After committing “high treason” in promoting violence, the president must go now, Illinois’ governor says. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-calls-trump-be-immediately-removed-president
— Manufacturers’ group says cabinet should mull removing Trump. “Throughout this whole disgusting episode, Trump has been cheered on by members of his own party, adding fuel to the distrust that has inflamed violent anger.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/manufacturers-group-says-cabinet-should-mull-removing-trump

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Leaders across Illinois, Springfield express disgust amid violent protests at U.S. Capitol – Dean Olsen, Ben Szalinski, Steven Spearie, Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/06/local-statewide-leaders-decry-violent-protests-washington-d-c/6571526002/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois lawmakers condemn violence at US Capitol, two call it a ‘coup’ attempt – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/article248318450.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— U.S. Reps. Luetkemeyer, Bost and Miller announce they will object to electoral votes
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/u-s-reps-luetkemeyer-bost-and-miller-announce-they-will-object-to-electoral-votes/article_e8a08d9f-5aa3-51cd-80ee-34546d5a4435.html

WGLT
— Illinois Lawmakers Condemn Pro-Trump Extremists Storming U.S. Capitol – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-condemn-pro-trump-extremists-storming-us-capitol#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Called A ‘Traitor’ By Trump Supporters, Romney Says President ‘Disrespected’ Voters – CLAUDIA GRISALES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/called-traitor-trump-supporters-romney-says-president-disrespected-voters#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Newly Elected IL Congresswoman Mary Miller. “Hitler Was Right On One Thing. He said whoever has the youth has the future.” Gov. J.B. Pritzker called Miller’s remarks “unfathomable and disgusting” on Wednesday. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/hitler-was-right-one-thing-newly-elected-il-congresswoman

CHANNAHON-MINOOKA PATCH
— ‘This Is A Coup Attempt:’ IL Congressman Kinzinger. The Channahon Republican is happy President Donald Trump is done in office, telling him, “your legacy will be a disaster.” – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/channahon-minooka/congressman-kinzinger-coup-attempt

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Entire Township (Seward Township, Kendall County) Incumbency faced with allegations of forged petitions – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/video-entire-township-incumbency-faced-with-allegations-of-forged-petitions/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AS US CAPITOL IS STORMED BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS, KINZINGER TWEETS “THIS IS A COUP ATTEMPT”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/kinzinger-tweets-this-is-a-coup-attempt.html
— KINZINGER EXPLAINS WHY HE VOTED TO CERTIFY 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/kinzinger-explains-why-he-voted-to-certify-2020-presidential-election.html
— WEYERMULLER: MOURNING THE 792 CHICAGOANS KILLED IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/weyermuller-mourning-the-792-chicagoans-killed-in-2020.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McConchie says violence at US Capitol a “disgrace to all Americans”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/mcconchie-says-violence-at-us-capitol-a-disgrace-to-all-americans/
— US Rep. Mary Miller at DC rally: “Hitler was right on one thing. He said ‘Whoever has the youth has the future’”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/us-rep-mary-miller-at-dc-rally-hitler-was-right-on-one-thing-he-said-whoever-has-the-youth-has-the-future/
— 7,569 new confirmed and probable cases; 139 additional deaths; 3,928 hospitalized; 812 in ICU; 8.4 percent average case positivity rate; 9.9 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/7569-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-139-additional-deaths-3928-hospitalized-812-in-icu-84-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-99-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— Unlike the House, Senate to provide some floor access to reporters
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/unlike-the-house-senate-to-provide-some-floor-access-to-reporters/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump sics MAGA on Congress — president sends masses to storm Capitol Hill, triggering lockdown and chaos – Kerry Picket, Senior Campaign Reporter & Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/trump-protesters-storm-capitol-triggering-lockdown

BREITBART
— U.S. Capitol Descends into Chaos on Day of Electoral College Certification – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/06/live-updates-u-s-capitol-descends-into-chaos-on-day-of-electoral-college-certification/

BLAZE
— Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats reveal what agenda they will push with control of White House, Congress After Republicans likely lose both Georgia runoff elections, Democrats will take control of the Senate – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-democrats-agenda-control-white-house-congress

DAILY CALLER
— Jon Ossoff Wins Georgia Runoff Election, Defeating Incumbent David Perdue – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/jon-ossoff-wins-georgia-republican-senate-runoff-david-perdue/
— Hill Staff Told To Evacuate As Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Building – JORDAN LANCASTER
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/hill-staff-evacuate-trump-supporters-storm-capitol-building-video/

TOWNHALL
— They’re Not Going to Take It: Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Hill, Clash with Police – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/01/06/trump-supporters-breach-capitol-hill-n2582672

THE HILL
— Capitol placed on lockdown, buildings evacuated amid protests – ZACK BUDRYK, MIKE LILLIS AND JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532925-capitol-police-evacuate-madison-cannon-buildings
— McConnell rebukes effort to overturn Electoral College – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532932-mcconnell-warns-of-death-spiral-in-criticizing-gop-electoral-college

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s false claims on a day of reckoning.”
https://apnews.com/article/ap-fact-check-donald-trump-a98d72c0ccde16fa900e6053a4599cab

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “McConnell delivers forceful rebuke of Trump-led electoral challenge.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/2020-election-congress-electoral-college-vote-count/index.html

NBC NEWS
— ‘We will never concede’: Protesters surround Capitol as Congress meets to count electoral votes. The protesters marched en masse to the Capitol after Trump, speaking to a large crowd in front of the White House, vowed he would not concede to Biden. – Allan Smith, Ginger Gibson and Daniel Arkin
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/we-will-never-concede-trump-baselessly-asserts-voter-fraud-speech-n1253011

NEW YORK TIMES
— Vote Certification Proceedings Restart After Siege at Capitol
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/06/us/politics/electoral-college-certification-live-stream.html
— Capitol Is Deemed Secure, Hours After Mob Stormed In to Halt Electoral Count. The Capitol building was cleared, with senators and members of the House evacuated, after protesters disrupted Congress’s debate of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/06/us/electoral-vote
— Woman shot in the Capitol has died.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/06/us/washington-dc-protests#woman-dead-capitol

WASHINGTON POST
— Twitter locks Trump’s account for 12 hours and warns he could get kicked off permanently. The president has fanned flames of unrest, putting new pressure on Big Tech to clamp down on his divisive online rhetoric. – Tony Romm, Drew Harwell and Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/06/trump-tweet-violence/
— House to return to Capitol Wednesday night to resume electoral college count after pro-Trump mob storms the building.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/06/congress-electoral-college-vote-live-updates/

BOSTON HERALD
— Trump vows to ‘never concede,’ Pence defies pressure to intervene as Congress counts Electoral College votes
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/06/trump-vows-to-never-concede-pressures-pence-as-congress-meets-to-count-electoral-college-votes/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP Stole It From Itself: Some Republicans Blame Trump For Georgia Losses.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/01/06/the-gop-stole-it-from-itself-some-republicans-blame-trump-for-georgia-losses/?sh=395994ce5b2b

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Clash With Police; Staffers Evacuate – Justin Miller
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-supporters-storm-u-s-capitol.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— GOP Voters Strongly Support Senators Challenging Biden’s Election
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/gop_voters_strongly_support_senators_challenging_biden_s_election

January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Georgia runoff election: Biden, Trump warn of high stakes with Senate majority at stake – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-trump-warn-of-high-stakes-of-georgia-senate-runoffs/9370053/

NBC5
— Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Won’t Face Criminal Charges: Kenosha County DA No officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake will be charged in the August 2020 shooting
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officer-who-shot-jacob-blake-wont-face-criminal-charges-kenosha-county-da/2408273/
— Georgia’s Critical Senate Runoffs Are Too Close to Call as Polls Close – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/georgias-critical-senate-runoffs-are-too-close-to-call-as-polls-close/2408700/
— GOP Pollster Says ‘the Next 48 Hours Are Going to Be Among the Worst’ Ever for Republicans – Kevin Stankiewicz,
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/gop-pollster-says-the-next-48-hours-are-going-to-be-among-the-worst-ever-for-republicans/2408175/

WTTW
— Dividing Party, Republicans Poised to Challenge Biden Win
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/05/dividing-party-republicans-poised-challenge-biden-win

FOX NEW CHICAGO
— Georgia begins counting ballots in Senate runoff elections that will decide balance of power – Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Russ Bynum
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/senate-majority-up-for-grabs-as-georgians-head-to-the-polls-for-run-off-elections
— Electoral College vote count: What will happen in Congress when Republicans object? – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/electoral-college-vote-count-what-will-happen-in-congress-when-republicans-object

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Live 2021 Election Results See below for live Georgia election results.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Don’t even think about it, Springfield lawmakers – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-tax-hike-madigan-pritzker-20210105-ibufbuuvjbgyfbwkzvnq4lrsxq-story.html
— Illinois county officials begin clearing low-level marijuana possession cases from court records – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/ct-sta-will-county-marijuana-expungement-st-0106-20210105-hb5lpyotfbfp7nrhcppgzmrkc4-story.html
— Half of CPS teachers expected to return to schools Monday failed to show up, as CEO calls out aldermen who oppose reopening plan: ‘Why the concern now?’ – HANNAH LEONE, KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-reopening-plan-principal-union-attacks-district-20210105-uigfhflnafepbazdj4kugdfbey-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says ‘exponential increase’ of COVID-19 vaccines needed to fight spread of coronavirus. – GREGORY PRATT, MADELINE BUCKLEY, ALICE YIN and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-vaccines-second-doses-20210105-34pgyimohbesndxyxg2dvvugyy-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot says she apologized to Anjanette Young | Kenosha cop won’t face charges in Blake shooting | Today’s Georgia special elections to determine balance of power in U.S. Senate – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-anjanette-young-jacob-blake-decision-oberweis-spin-20210105-q2pn536atvedloruwx53fywf4i-story.html
— Alleging voting irregularities, state Sen. Jim Oberweis contests Rep. Lauren Underwood’s reelection in U.S. House – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-oberweis-challenge-20210105-7gf3u7fovjfedlxaiiu2gp6kfm-story.html
— Open Chicago schools. City Hall and CPS, do not back down. – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-cps-ctu-reopening-schools-vallas-20210105-lh7c75pw7jgxxa6w5egahmsu3u-story.html
— Electoral boards race clock to settle disputes and meet voting deadlines – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-politics-during-pandemic-st-0106-20210105-konyo6zflffpxeyyjdkyayg4ji-story.html
— Georgia election updates: Polls close in two critical races that will determine control of US Senate and fate of Biden’s agenda – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-georgia-runoff-election-results-20210105-torujxxjizdzphqhempcuohwl4-htmlstory.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— #notyou? — Democratic women leading the charge to muzzle the speaker. State Rep. Ann Williams is the latest to say she is considering running for speaker when the newly elected General Assembly convenes next week. House Democratic Caucus Chair Kathleen Willis has thrown her hat in the race, and state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, announced that she’s seeking the House’s top leadership post back in October. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215794/democratic-women-speaker-madigan-williams-willis-kifowit
— 40% of Chicago teachers and staff didn’t report to schools as ordered, district says. CPS CEO Janice Jackson said those who continue to ignore their orders will face progressive discipline, but that it’s in nobody’s interest to fire teachers. – Nader Issa and Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/5/22214895/chicago-public-schools-coronavirus-teachers-return-classroom-in-person-instruction-ctu-cps-covid-19
— It could take year and a half to vaccinate all Chicago residents if feds don’t speed up pace, Lightfoot says. The mayor called on President-elect Joe Biden to deliver significantly more doses of vaccine after the effort by the Trump administration has fallen way short. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/1/5/22215498/where-get-vaccine-delivery-lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— After losing election, Skillicorn calls it quits early – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/after-losing-election-skillicorn-calls-it-quits-early-
— Already sworn in, Underwood disregards Oberweis’ attempt to toss election results – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/already-sworn-in-underwood-disregards-oberweis-attempt-to-toss-election-results
— Rickert officially resigns as Kane County treasurer – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/rickert-officially-resigns-as-kane-county-treasurer
— Oak Brook electoral board votes to keep Drake Hotel owner on April ballot – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/oak-brook-electoral-board-votes-to-keep-drake-hotel-owner-on-april-ballot
— GOP lawmakers introduce ‘fair maps’ legislation – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/gop-lawmakers-introduce-fair-maps-legislation

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House Republicans trying to quickly pass redistricting reform – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/05/illinois-house-republican-propose-redistricting-reform/6551834002/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Party leaders work to find replacement for Brady in state senate – Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/party-leaders-work-to-find-replacement-for-brady-in-state-senate/

WSIL TV
— Maps without Madigan: Republicans file proposal for independent redistricting commission – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/05/maps-without-madigan-republicans-file-proposal-for-independent-redistricting-commission/

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Cook County Saw Record Number Of Gun-Related Deaths In 2020 – Gillian Smith
https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/cook-county-saw-record-number-gun-related-deaths-2020

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Grogan says vote must be challenged after numbers don’t add up, echoes Trump sentiment
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570742007-grogan-says-vote-must-be-challenged-after-numbers-don-t-add-up-echoes-trump-sentiment

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— IL State Rep Allen Skillicorn Resigned; Moving to Arizona – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/il-state-rep-allen-skillicorn-resigned-moving-to-arizona/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/covid-19-roundup-71/
— 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases; 126 additional deaths; 3,905 hospitalized; 800 in ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.8 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/6839-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-126-additional-deaths-3905-hospitalized-800-in-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— Statehouse reporters to Speaker Madigan: Lift unnecessary session coverage restrictions
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/statehouse-reporters-to-speaker-madigan-lift-unnecessary-session-coverage-restrictions/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump presses Pence to upend Electoral College: ‘The Vice President has the power’ – Dave Boyer, Gabriella Muñoz and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/5/mike-pence-pressured-reject-electoral-college-resu/

GOPUSA
— Congress Has Officially Gone Gender Crazy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99955
— Are Georgia And The Media Preparing Public For Another Delay In Reporting The Results?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100006
— Trump: Fox News Unwatchable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99904

EPOCH TIMES
— GOP Senators Objecting to Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona Electoral Votes: Brooks – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gop-senators-objecting-to-georgia-pennsylvania-arizona-electoral-votes-brooks_3644758.html

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump privately admits it’s over, but wants to brawl for attention.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/05/donald-trump-election-challenge-455233

NBC NEWS
— No charges filed against Kenosha officers in Jacob Blake shooting. Even before announcing his findings, the Kenosha County District Attorney pleaded for peace. – David K. Li and Doha Madani
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-charges-filed-against-kenosha-officers-jacob-blake-shooting-n1252739

NEW YORK TIMES
— We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For. Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it. – Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/google-union.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/winning-election-not-enough-perpetrators-must-tried-punished/

January 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 4,469 cases, 81 coronavirus deaths. More than 95% of Chicago’s vaccines distributed, mayor says.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4469-covid-19-cases-81-coronavirus-deaths-/9318475/
— Indiana COVID Update: IN reports 3,002 new coronavirus cases, 56 additional deaths. Illinois residents head to Indiana’s eateries to dine inside. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-residents-cross-state-lines-to-dine-inside/9315422/

NBC5
— Trump to Attend D.C. Protests Against Congress Certifying Biden Victory. The president shared a video clip on Twitter encouraging supporters to protest the November election results and said he will be there. – Emma Newburger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-attend-d-c-protests-against-congress-certifying-biden-victory/2406732/
— Pence Welcomes GOP Effort to Delay Certification of Biden Victory as Other Republicans Oppose It. – Tucker Higgins
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/11-republican-senators-led-by-ted-cruz-push-to-delay-certification-of-2020-presidential-election-results/2406510/

CBS2
— Volunteers In Harvey Halfway Toward Goal Of Boarding Up 400 Vacant Homes
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/02/volunteers-in-harvey-halfway-toward-goal-of-boarding-up-400-vacant-homes/
— CTU Says Chicago Public Schools Teachers Won’t Be Returning Monday; Majority Of Aldermen Sign Onto Letter Expressing Safety Concerns
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/03/majority-of-chicago-aldermen-sign-onto-letter-expressing-concerns-about-chicago-public-schools-reopening-plan/

WBBM
— At Issue: DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin -January 3, 2021
https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/podcasts/at-issue-on-wbbm-newsradio-46/at-issue-dupage-county-states-attorney-robert-berlin-january-3-2021-353718337

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 4,469 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths reported Sunday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210101-ze4jtuxrkbbntlrun72nicox24-story.html
— Defying CPS, some Chicago Teachers Union members won’t return to schools Monday, say they will teach remotely ‘until buildings are safe’ – DIANA WALLACE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-teachers-union-no-return-to-school-20210103-d23hjrgpcrhnrgi3oe7xan6jku-story.html
— Nancy Pelosi narrowly reelected speaker, faces difficult 2021 – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-pelosi-speaker-house-20210103-nmhuzuucnrggvizegbw4ipijw4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “a growing number of Republicans join Trump’s effort to subvert the will of voters.” What is the will of the majority of the voters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? How strongly do they want governments to get rid of those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-congress-new-session-20210103-25yxe5o6izbaraqigfnswtksum-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Frustrated CPS special ed parents say schools fail to meet students’ needs.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/1/3/22211450/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— New COVID-19 cases dip, but positivity rates continue to climb
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210103/new-covid-19-cases-dip-but-positivity-rates-continue-to-climb

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Teachers union, aldermen push back on CPS reopening plans. A majority of aldermen join the CTU in questioning the district’s plan to bring teachers and students back into classrooms starting this month. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/teachers-union-aldermen-push-back-cps-reopening-plans

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-kinzinger-gets-out-front-stands-up-to-trump/article_7e1cbf49-445d-514e-b6ad-0ba7cfca2ce6.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— New year means new opportunities to become politically involved – League of Women Voters Greater Rockford
https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/2021/01/03/new-year-means-new-opportunities-get-involved-government/4071865001/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Sarah Hagen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-sarah-hagen/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: Analyzing the Jim Oberweis Loss in IL-14
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/lopez010221/
— Another Reason Not to Visit Chicago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/another-reason-not-to-visit-chicago-2/
— CORRECTION: Gas Tax NOT Up Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/gas-tax-up-again/
— Democrats Line Up to Replace Jesse White at Secretary of State
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/democrats-line-up-to-replace-jesse-white-at-secretary-of-state/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hate Speech Activism Means to Kill Christianity – Oliver Perry
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/hate-speech-activism-means-to-kill-christianity/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois residents head to Indiana’s eateries to dine inside – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/3/illinois-residents-head-to-indianas-eateries-to-di/

BREITBART
— Liz Cheney, Paul Ryan Attack Republicans Set to Challenge Electoral College Vote – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/03/liz-cheney-paul-ryan-attack-republicans-set-challenge-electoral-college-vote/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may have just won shootout with Dems over carrying in Capitol – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/03/gun-toting-congresswoman-elect-may-have-just-won-shootout-with-dems-over-carrying-in-the-capitol-1012053/

EPOCH TIMES
— Meadows: Over 100 House Members Plan to Object to Electoral Votes – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/meadows-over-100-house-members-plan-to-object-to-electoral-votes_3641463.html
— ‘I Will Be There’: Trump Announces He’ll Join ‘Historic’ Rally on Jan. 6 – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/i-will-be-there-trump-announces-hell-join-historic-rally-on-jan-6_3641579.html
— Pelosi Reelected as House Speaker in Tight Vote – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV AND MARK TAPSCOTT
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pelosi-reelected-as-house-speaker-in-razor-thin-vote_3641796.html

THE HILL
— Ex-GOP Speaker Ryan denounces effort to challenge Electoral College results – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532443-ex-gop-speaker-ryan-denounces-effort-to-challenge-electoral-college-results
— Kinzinger: Republicans can’t with ‘clean conscience’ object after hearing Trump tape – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532448-kinzinger-republicans-cant-with-clean-conscience-object-after-hearing-trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides as gun violence surges
https://news.yahoo.com/chicago-ends-2020-769-homicides-175649346.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans Begin New Congress Feuding Over Bid to Overturn Election. With President Trump ratcheting up his efforts to cling to power, the party has split over whether to back him, posing a major political test.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/us/politics/republicans-congress-trump-election.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump calls U.S. coronavirus death toll ‘fake news’ as count surpasses 350,000 – Meryl Kornfield and Shayna Jacobs
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/trump-calls-us-coronavirus-death-toll-fake-news-as-count-surpasses-350000/2021/01/03/6bdc0b08-4e14-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
— MARCH 25, 2015 FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz too conservative for Republican primary voters? – Robert N. Lupton and Christopher Hare (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those consider me to be too conservative, but because they claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn me on pretextual grounds.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/03/25/is-ted-cruz-too-conservative-for-republican-primary-voters/

BUSINESS
— Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits, Fines and Damage to Your Business – Marisa Sanfilippo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those consider me to be too conservative, but because they claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn me on pretextual grounds.)
https://www.business.com/articles/avoiding-wrongful-termination-lawsuits/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: After an employee makes an initial federal claim for employment discrimination, the burden is on the employer to “articulate,” not prove, a “legitimate nondiscriminatory reason” for the termination or other adverse action (such as a demotion, suspension or failure to promote), according to Elkins. “Then, the burden shifts to the employee to prove that the ‘legitimate reason’ offered by the employer is false and a cover-up for the real reason,” he said. “In court, it’s called proving that the stated reason is ‘pretext’ for discrimination.”)

December 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,374 cases, 178 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7374-covid-19-cases-178-deaths/9201389/
— Trump’s $2,000 stimulus checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-$2000-checks-all-but-dead-as-gop-senate-refuses-aid/9192620/

NBC5
— $600 Stimulus Payments Have Started Going Out, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says – Amanda Macias
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/600-stimulus-payments-will-start-going-out-tuesday-night-treasury-secretary-mnuchin-says/2404572/
— Census Bureau to Miss Deadline, Jeopardizing Trump Plan. Once in office, Biden could rescind Trump’s presidential memorandum directing the Census Bureau to exclude people in the country illegally – Mike Schneider
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/president-trump/census-bureau-to-miss-deadline-jeopardizing-trump-plan/2405250/
— Missouri Senator to Contest Electoral College Win for Biden. President Donald Trump has, without evidence, claimed there was widespread fraud in the election. – Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/missouri-senator-to-contest-electoral-college-win-for-biden/2405047/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/30/new-recreational-cannabis-dispensary-opens-in-prospect-heights/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois reports 126,211 COVID-19 vaccinations administered throughout the state – JAMIE MUNKS and ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-vaccination-distribution-20201230-thqpp4w7mjflje5ghq733dsit4-story.html
— Volunteers create Black Lives Matter memorial under the Red Line in Rogers Park with the names of people killed by police – DARCEL ROCKETT
(DIERSEN: What about the names of police killed by criminals?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-blm-memorial-rogers-park-1230-20201230-sl4mouqhhbhtfew7ljqwoqnhly-story.html
— Illinois House set to reconvene in January for the first time in months; state senators asked to reserve time – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-session-schedule-2021-20201230-5tjsjrd2frcunk56pj4qud4nyu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Politics in 2021” and asks “Will the blurring of reality and fantasy continue?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-proud-boys-joan-didion-page-20201230-7x5js2b55zfctepkzbqpiml47m-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sixty-one percent of Americans say they trust the results of the November elections, including two-thirds of independents, according to a November NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, but only 24% of Republicans — compared with 95% of Democrats — believe Democrat Joe Biden won.)
— Should Lake County Democrats support Michael Madigan? – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-madigan-st-1231-20201230-elvegkdw4bd3bitnhbg3g2rzia-story.html
— Pandemic, politicians make Jan. 1 reset difficult | An ‘inflection point’ for police reform? | Illinois’ minimum wage goes up $1 next month – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pritzker-biden-trump-year-ahead-new-laws-spin-20201231-vkzwc4lptzfa7hoyxf5erh646e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lipinski’s exit interview: What’s next for the departing Democratic House member. “In public life, I didn’t fit neatly into the Democratic Party, and you know a large part of that is because of a lot of my belief, shaped by my Catholic faith.” – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: I do not “neatly fit” into the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, or the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) because I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I did not “neatly fit” into MTRO webmaster service, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee, or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board because I support the aforesaid planks.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/30/22206354/lipinskis-house-representatives-democrat-exit-interview-congress-third-district-catholic-sweet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger says that he plans to “read less news” next year. If Kinzinger read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, how strongly would he demonize, denigrate, and condemn me?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/30/22206807/new-years-resolutions-adam-kinzinger-brad-garrett-se-cupp-column
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Can we ‘lower the temperature?” and says “We’ll find out soon. Regardless of what delusional schemes Donald Trump puts into play over the next couple of weeks, he’s done. The center will hold.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/30/22206920/post-trump-politics-president-joe-biden-lower-temperature-gene-lyons
— Hey, Northwestern students, choose your own grade point average! A new pandemic-era policy on class grades puts the bow on Northwestern University’s gifting of degrees, not education. – Jackie Stevens and Jorge Coronado
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/30/22203509/hey-northwestern-students-choose-your-own-grade-point-average

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County officials call for resignation of treasurer – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201230/kane-county-officials-call-for-resignation-of-treasurer
— Competitive school board races set in DuPage County – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201230/competitive-school-board-races-set-in-dupage-county
(FROM THE ARTICLE: District 200 The election for four open spots on the District 200 board will be a 10-way race. School board President Brad Paulsen and board member Rob Hanlon are facing challenges from eight hopefuls vying to serve more than 12,500 students in the Wheaton and Warrenville areas. Kevin Nickell, Angela L. Blatner, Michael Evans and Amanda J. Spans filed petitions before the deadline Dec. 21. They join the two incumbents, as well as candidates Mary Yeboah, Anjali Bharadwa, Steven E. Gross and Tom Paulsen, who is not related to the sitting president.)

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “LaHood has shown poor judgment.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are extremely critical of the judgment that I use a) to select articles for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) for my comments that I include in my emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They a) reject the traditional 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, b) blame me and my emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and/or for everyone’s problems, c) focus on destroying those like who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and/or d) despise/hate my demographics.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/letters/letter-lahood-has-shown-poor-judgment/article_c0f0485b-4fa7-5786-a5fe-e62891083529.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Here’s why this Illinois county is back to allowing limited indoor dining – Steven Spearie
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/2020/12/30/springfield-area-bucks-illinois-indoor-dining-ban-resumes-service/4094544001/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Shimkus successor Mary Miller promises to object to certifying 2020 presidential election results – LEXI CORTES
https://www.bnd.com/article248173205.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Uncensored: Social Media Alternatives for Christian Conservatives – David E. Smith
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive lots of traffic to articles posted on https://illinoisfamily.org/ .)
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/uncensored-social-media-alternatives-for-christian-conservatives/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— McHenry Township Road District loses Appeal on TRO – Township Board’s $905,000.00 Reduction in Road District Levy Stands – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/mchenry-township-road-district-loses-appeal-on-tro-township-boards-905000-00-reduction-in-road-district-levy-stands/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. KINZINGER STRICKEN WITH POTOMAC FEVER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/rep-kinzinger-stricken-with-potomac-fever.html
— NEW DOWNSTATE CONGRESS MEMBER ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO OBJECT TO 2020 ELECTORAL COLLEGE RESULTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/new-downstate-congress-member-announces-intention-to-object-to-2020-electoral-college-results.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? COVERING MORE PROTESTS, RALLIES, & MARCHES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/wheres-weyermuller-covering-more-protests-rallies-marches.html
— THORNER: WILL 2021 BE POLITICALLY WORSE THAN 2020?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/thorner-will-2021-be-politically-worse-than-2020.html
— OPPONENTS OF LIBERTY REMAIN MISGUIDED SORE WINNERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/opponents-of-liberty-remain-misguided-sore-winners.html
— SMITH: SOCIAL MEDIA ALTERNATIVES FOR CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive lots of traffic to articles posted on https://illinoisfamily.org/ and www.illinoisreview.com/ .)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/smith-social-media-alternatives-for-christian-conservatives.html
— ONCE UPON A TIME EVERYDAY PEOPLE WERE REQUIRED TO OWN MODERN MILITARY WEAPONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/once-upon-a-time-everyday-people-were-required-to-own-modern-military-weapons.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House to return January 8 for lame duck session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/30/house-to-return-january-8-for-lame-duck-session/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Politico appoints left-wing journalist to head ‘objective’ White House coverage – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/politico-hire-wh/

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Base Is Starting to Turn on Trump.”
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/12/30/rep-kinzinger-the-base-is-starting-to-turn-on-trump/
— Canada Offers to Take Illegal Aliens from the U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/12/30/good-news-canada-offers-to-take-illegal-aliens-from-the-u-s/

PJ MEDIA
— The 10 Worst Legacy Media Abuses in 2020 – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/30/the-10-worst-legacy-media-abuses-in-2020-n1293042

EPOCH TIMES
— Sidney Powell: ‘Every Republican’ Should Stand Up for Trump If ‘RNC Hopes to Survive’ – JACK PHILLIPS
(DIERSEN: How do the following treat Trump supporters: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township/ward party/county organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) the IRP leaders, e) the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot for your precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, and f) the Republican leaders of your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sidney-powell-every-republican-should-stand-up-for-trump-if-rnc-hopes-to-survive_3637943.html

THE HILL
— McConnell signals House $2,000 stimulus checks bill won’t pass Senate – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532135-mcconnell-signals-house-2k-stimulus-checks-bill-wont-pass-senate
— Here are the Republicans planning to challenge the Electoral College results – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532149-here-are-the-republicans-planning-to-challenge-the-electoral-college-results

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Loyalty is one way with President Trump.”
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/30/adam-kinzinger-trump-gop-loyalty-newday-vpx.cnn

24/7 WALL STREET
— Conservative Newsmax TV Becomes Top 10 News App – Douglas A. McIntyre
https://247wallst.com/media/2020/12/30/conservative-newsmax-tv-becomes-top-10-news-app/