April 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus cases rise above 10K, including 243 deaths; Gov. Pritzker recommends wearing masks in stores – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/the-number-is-sobering-illinois-covid-19-cases-top-10k/6076957/
— Coronavirus in US: Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-toughest-weeks-ahead-as-coronavirus-spreads/6077151/
— Coronavirus deaths: Walmart to limit number of shoppers in stores after 2 Evergreen Park employees die of COVID-19 – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/walmart-ramps-up-protection-efforts-after-2-workers-die-of-covid-19-in-south-suburbs/6076361/

NBC5
— Illinois Now Reporting More Than 10,000 Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus More than 60 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-now-reporting-over-10000-confirmed-cases-of-coronavirus/2250433/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago Amazon workers refusing to go to work due to COVID-19 concerns – Tia Ewing
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-amazon-workers-refusing-to-go-to-work-due-to-covid-19-concerns

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: State passes 10,000 known cases of COVID-19, with 1,453 new known cases and 33 additional deaths
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200404-vpzpqvhf5vdmvnkdnpjm5x36rm-story.html
— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo vows to seize ventilators and PPE from private hospitals and companies not using them: ‘Let them sue me’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200403-x54uffc44zagtoj3uadzcgxoze-story.html
— Democrats want to provide mail-in ballots amid COVID-19. Republicans don’t. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-coronavirus-mail-ballots-20200404-kdvbtbaexffnnhypukvzyy53km-story.html
— Cutthroat suppliers, shady middlemen, soaring prices: The hunt for medical supplies creates a marketplace of desperation – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-medical-supply-shortages-bidding-war-20200404-4qput5nm7bhepdjyv3rydstlca-story.html
— 2 more nursing home residents die after contracting COVID-19 as DuPage County cases surpass 600 – MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-deaths-nursing-homes-20200404-bckmjn3m6bgi3kvjpvrmnfgc64-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— April 4 breakdown of suburban COVID-19 cases by county, and some towns
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/april-4-breakdown-of-suburban-covid-19-cases-by-county-and-some-towns

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The first downtown weed shops get state approval – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/first-downtown-weed-shops-get-state-approval

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— An Obama adviser summons a volunteer army to defeat President Trump – Linda Killian
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Book-World-An-Obama-adviser-summons-a-volunteer-15178815.php
— Lawmakers looking forward to ‘normalcy’ – BEN ORNER 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Lawmakers-looking-forward-to-15179193.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— NRA sues New York Governor Cuomo after gun stores deemed non-essential during pandemic
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/nra-sues-new-york-governor-cuomo-after-gun-stores-deemed-non-essential-during-pandemic
— Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/stocks-drop-as-coronavirus-crunches-the-job-market-economy

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Walmart limiting number of customers allowed in stores due to coronavirus – JARROD CLAY
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/walmart-limiting-number-of-customers-allowed-in-stores-due-to-coronavirus

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor releases numbers – The Devil in the details? – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-governor-releases-numbers-the-devil-in-the-the-details/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— As unemployment claims stack up in Illinois, application problems persist – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist
— Delayed convention forces Biden to put campaign funds on ice for weeks – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/delayed-convention-forces-biden-to-put-campaign-funds-on-ice-for-weeks

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Demands ‘Critical’ Racial Data of those with Coronavirus – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/04/elizabeth-warren-demands-critical-racial-data-those-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— California Providing Millions Of Dollars For Illegal Alien Business Owners Not Covered By Coronavirus Stimulus – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/04/newsom-millions-illegal-aliens-business-owners-coronavirus-stimulus/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrat Congressman Demands Coronavirus Checks Be Sent To Illegal Immigrants – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrat-congressman-demands-coronavirus-checks-be-sent-to-illegal-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Fed’s Barkin: Employment Data to Get Worse Before Getting Better – 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/economy/fed-barkin-employment-worse/2020/04/03/id/961321/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Liberal Media Blanket Country With Virus Untruths – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/04/04/liberal-media-blankets-country-virus-untruths

TOWNHALL
— Coronavirus Swept Away America’s Impeachment ‘Hangover’ but Important Lessons Remain – Ryan Shucard
https://townhall.com/columnists/ryanshucard/2020/04/04/coronavirus-swept-away-americas-impeachment-hangover-but-important-lessons-remain-n2566347

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Limbaugh: Coronavirus Lockdown Isn’t Sustainable, “We Cannot Go On Like This For Months” – Ian Schwartz 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/01/limbaugh_coronavirus_lockdown_isnt_sustainable_we_cannot_go_on_like_this_for_months.html
— Ben Shapiro: China Destroyed The World Economy – Ian Schwartz
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/03/ben_shapiro_china_destroyed_the_world_economy.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Decentralized leadership raises questions about Trump coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/491093-decentralized-leadership-raises-questions-about-trump-coronavirus

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2020/04/04/coronavirus-government-dysfunction/
— The only official fired over the virus? A captain who tried to protect his crew. – Max Boot 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/03/only-official-fired-over-virus-captain-who-tried-protect-his-crew/
— Ford and GM are undertaking a warlike effort to produce ventilators. It may fall short and come too late Inside the auto giants’ efforts to build prototypes and revamp factories to produce tens of thousands of ventilators in time for covid-19 patients. – Reed Albergotti and Faiz Siddiqui 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/04/ventilators-coronavirus-ford-gm/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How Trump’s attempts to win the daily news cycle feed a chaotic coronavirus response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-daily-reality-show-coronavirus-response/2020/04/04/97932e34-75c5-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump is trying to undermine the government’s independent watchdogs — again.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-is-trying-to-undermine-the-governments-independent-watchdogs–again/2020/04/04/7fd99dba-75e2-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Wondering what’s behind Trump’s improved poll numbers?” and says “His attacks on the press.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wondering-whats-behind-trumps-improved-poll-numbers-his-attacks-on-the-press/2020/04/03/e23c7880-7527-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Job Losses Will Exceed The Great Recession’s.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/chuckjones/2020/04/04/trumps-job-losses-will-exceed-the-great-recessions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Illinois Confronts a Chaotic White House Approach to the Coronavirus.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/illinois-confronts-a-chaotic-white-house-approach-to-the-coronavirus

April 4 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker hammer Trump administration on coronavirus response, stockpile comments – Rob Elgas
https://abc7chicago.com/health/lightfoot-prtizker-hammer-trump-administration-on-coronavirus-response/6075482/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/4/2020
— Biden, Trump campaigns haven’t called for Wisconsin primary postponement – WILL STEAKIN
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-trump-campaigns-havent-called-for-wisconsin-primary-postponement-/6075527/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 3M fires back at Trump, says halting exports of N95 face masks would backfire, hurt U.S. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronativus-trump-3m-n95-masks-20200403-svjgqtec5nhthhruu6766awlr4-story.html
— Wisconsin Republicans say Tuesday’s election should go on as scheduled despite coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-wisconsin-primary-election-absentee-voting-20200403-b24twlevgzfj3jv3y2dcbaapbu-story.html
— Fight against coronavirus requires ‘unprecedented’ work and flexibility for DuPage Health Department executive director – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-health-karen-ayala-st-20200404-ny4lmr5ponb6fn2vpdw5kujs4e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Shortage of supplies has imperiled those on front line of coronavirus pandemic
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/4/4/21207933/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-april-2020
— What worries Chicagoans most about the coronavirus As we settle into our new (temporary) normal, anxieties are still high for many. We asked Sun-Times readers what worries them most about the pandemic. – Alice Bazerghi (DIERSEN: I worry about the success that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will have in blaming Republicans for coronavirus.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21206730/coronavirus-worries-chicago-covid19-pandemic-anxiety-stress
— Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’ All property owners will get a notification from the Cook County assessor’s office. Assessor Fritz Kaegi said his staff will “have to bend over backwards to keep on schedule” but he’s optimistic they’ll be able to get things done on time. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: How much do you estimate the value of your home has gone down so far because of coronavirus and efforts to fight it?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/3/21207689/cook-county-assessor-fritz-kaegi-property-values-coronavirus-effect
— Billionaire Griffin sets up shop in shuttered Florida hotel Griffin flew two dozen traders from Chicago and New York to set up shop at the Four Seasons hotel as Citadel Securities moved its operations there, Bloomberg reported.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/3/21207827/ken-griffin-citadel-securities-florida-hotel
— Searching for Joe Biden During the pandemic, Biden, like the rest of us, is obeying stay-at-home orders and engaging in a virtual campaign. – Laura Washington
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/4/21207507/searching-for-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Will a graduated income tax help ensure fiscal order in Illinois? – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200404/will-a-graduated-income-tax-help-ensure-fiscal-order-in-illinois

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic/article_e7b50df1-e02c-5047-a679-efcff3dedb53.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois wrestles with unemployment surge – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-wrestles-with-unemployment-surge-15177265.php

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— When will the impact of coronavirus hit state budgets like Illinois’? – JOSH GOODMAN
https://www.bnd.com/news/coronavirus/article241724941.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Underwood, Foster urge Trump to boost protective gear supply – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/01/underwood-foster-urge-trump-to-boost-protective-gear-supply/aowl0zd/

FOX ILLINOIS & NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Pennsylvania halting pay for 9,000 state workers – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers
https://newschannel20.com/news/nation-world/pennsylvania-halting-pay-for-9000-state-workers

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Campaigning During COVID-19 – CLAUDIA BAKER 
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/campaigning-during-covid-19

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State lawmakers adapt to new reality during COVID-19 pandemic – BEN ORNER
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-lawmakers-adapt-to-new-reality-during-covid-19-pandemic

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Mayor Lightfoot says Chicago should prepare for 40,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations, contradicting projections – Kyla Asbury
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/529028209-mayor-lightfoot-says-chicago-should-prepare-for-40-000-covid-19-hospitalizations-contradicting-projections

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— DuPage County lost nearly 1,000 manufacturing jobs in 2019; COVID-19 and Pritzker’s progressive tax expected to increase losses – April Bamburg 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/529044384-dupage-county-lost-nearly-1-000-manufacturing-jobs-in-2019-covid-19-and-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-expected-to-increase-losses

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Political strategist Chris Robling: Sen. Brady should resign over role in bad loan – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of those who have worked the hardest to destroy me have painted themselves as being operatives or dupes for Bill Brady. They blame me for all the losses that Bill Brady has suffered.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529042265-political-strategist-sen-brady-should-resign-over-role-in-bad-loan
— Pritzker withholding COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, Wirepoints says – Kyla Asbury 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529028223-pritzker-withholding-covid-19-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints-says
— First Amendment authority: Pritzker’s demand that paper unpublish story ‘extreme measure’ – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me and who continue to punish me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles they do not like. They have been emboldened by those who could/should come to my defense, but have not.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529040855-first-amendment-authority-pritzker-s-demand-that-paper-unpublish-story-extreme-measure
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A First Amendment authority says a demand by Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office that a central Illinois newspaper unpublish a story about the governor’s progressive income tax proposal was “highly unusual.” “Push back from a politician about facts being wrong or problems with the overall tone of the piece is what you normally see,” David Snyder, executive director of the First Amendment Coalition, told Prairie State Wire. “And if the paper did get the facts wrong, it should correct them immediately. But asking for a retraction of an entire article is a pretty extreme measure.” Pritzker’s office reportedly asked the Jacksonville Journal-Courier last month to unpublish a story by The Center Square about the governor’s plans to cut spending if voters in November shoot down his plans to shift from a flat income tax to a progressive one. The tax shift proposal, an amendment to the state constitution, is on the ballot this fall. In a follow-up story, The Center Square wrote that a spokesman for the governor, Jordan Abudayyeh, sent an email to the paper’s editor saying that the article was “flawed” and lacked context. “Ultimately, it would be prudent to take down this partisan content masquerading as news,” she was quoted as writing in the email. The Center Square said that a video accompanying story on its website shows Pritzker saying what he is quoted as saying in the story. “The governor’s office did not alert The Center Square to any errors in the Feb. 7 article, headlined ‘If voters reject progressive income tax, Pritzker promises to cut state spending, and no corrections were published,” the follow-up story said. Snyder, an attorney, said that only the example more extreme that he’s aware of is a private Swiss bank, Julius Baer Group, in 2008 getting a court order to shut down Wikileaks.org in a dispute over postings on the site by a former employee of the bank. The ruling was later overturned.)
— Fiscal watchdog blasts lack of ‘shared sacrifice’ among government workers during health emergency – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Trump to cut, if not eliminate, a) my Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) my federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, and c) my Social Security?) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/529020469-fiscal-watchdog-blasts-lack-of-shared-sacrifice-among-government-workers-during-health-emergency

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Elderly inmates in Illinois at high risk for coronavirus – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/4/elderly-inmates-in-illinois-at-high-risk-for-coron/
— Wisconsin health official says COVID-19 curve is flattening – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/wisconsin-health-official-says-covid-19-curve-is-f/
— Indiana governor extends virus stay-home order 2 weeks – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/with-24-more-deaths-indiana-coronavirus-death-toll/
— Iraq suspends, fines Reuters news agency over virus report – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the times that I was punished for including links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who punished me, the articles that they punished me for, and how they punished me.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/3/iraq-suspends-fines-reuters-news-agency-over-virus/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Mainstream Media Spins a Pandemic – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/coronavirus/the-mainstream-media-spins-a-pandemic/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus shutdowns and rising unemployment causing economic pain that must be considered – Rep. Chip Roy
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rep-chip-roy-america-should-remember-to-fight-despair-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Political Pandemic: Democrats Seek to Make 2020 Election About Wuhan Virus – CHARLES HURT
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/04/03/charles-hurt-political-pandemic-democrats-seek-to-make-2020-election-about-wuhan-virus/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Introduce Bill Giving Coronavirus Relief To Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/03/democrats-illegals-migrants-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Border Agents Turning Away Illegal Immigrants Posing Coronavirus Risk
https://www.newsmax.com/us/borderagents-illegalimmigrants-coronavirus/2020/04/03/id/961337/

TOWNHALL
— Daily Kos Founder Appears to Jump For Glee Over Americans Infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/04/04/daily-kos-founder-appears-to-jump-for-glee-over-americans-infected-with-the-wuhan-n2566352
— California: Newsom is Giving Emergency Grants to Illegal Alien Small Business Owners – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/04/03/newsom-gives-grants-to-illegal-alien-business-owners-n2566335
— Do the Media Hate Trump More Than They Hate the Virus? – John C. Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2020/04/04/do-the-media-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-the-virus-n2566270

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Another impeachment attempt? House Dems plan Trump coronavirus investigation ‘Democrats clearly have no idea what kind of anger this could unleash.’ – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/another-impeachment-attempt-house-dems-plan-trump-coronavirus-investigation

CCN
— Mainstream Media Proves They Hate Hope & Optimism By Attacking MyPillow’s Mike Lindell At a recent press briefing regarding the coronavirus, MyPillow founder Mike Lindell spoke — and the media lost their minds. – Jon Hall
https://www.ccn.com/mainstream-media-proves-they-hate-hope-optimism-by-attacking-mypillows-mike-lindell/

EPOCH TIMES
— Covert Influence! Communist Party Supporters Run as Democrats in Arizona and Texas – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/covert-influence-communist-party-supporters-run-as-democrats-in-arizona-and-texas_3296990.html

THE HILL
— Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/491128-testing-struggles-emerge-as-key-hurdle-to-reopening-country

POLITICO
— Who’s to blame? – RYAN HEATH (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-nightly-coronavirus-special-edition/2020/04/03/whos-to-blame-488802

YAHOO NEWS
— Rush Limbaugh: Economy Being Destroyed ‘Under The Guise’ Of Saving Lives
https://news.yahoo.com/rush-limbaugh-economy-coronavirus-115103294.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open Orders to stay home and to shutter businesses because of the coronavirus are being challenged nationwide on the grounds they deny Americans their constitutional rights. – Neil MacFarquhar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/corona-virus-lawsuits.html
— The Unemployment Rate Is Probably Around 13 Percent It’s almost certainly at its highest level since the Great Depression. Here’s how we estimated it. – Justin Wolfers
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/upshot/coronavirus-jobless-rate-great-depression.html
— Decade of Job Growth Comes to an End, Undone by a Pandemic After an expansion that added 22 million to U.S. payrolls, March registered a loss, and worse is yet to come. – Nelson D. Schwartz and Patricia Cohen
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/business/economy/coronavirus-jobs-report.html
— China Scrambles to Plug Border Gaps as Thousands Flood Home – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/03/world/asia/03reuters-health-coronavirus-china-border.html
— What Unites the Right and Left? Coronavirus Anxiety Stark political differences on the crisis are rapidly closing, driven by life experiences and increasing attention by leaders of both parties. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-polls.html
— What Happens if Congress Cannot Assemble to Do Its Work? As Covid-19 makes social distancing a matter of life and death, a growing number of lawmakers are pushing the idea of remote voting. – Editorial
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/coronavirus-congress-voting.html
— Myanmar Journalists Who Quoted Rebel Spokesman Face Arrest The authorities detained one editor and were seeking two others after they published stories on the rebel Arakan Army. Their news websites were also blocked. – Saw Nang and Richard C. Paddock (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Myanmar authorities.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/asia/myanmar-journalists-arrest-arakan.html
— The Navy Fired the Captain of the Theodore Roosevelt. See How the Crew Responded. The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career. – Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/us/politics/coronavirus-brett-crozier-theodore-roosevelt.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to use coronavirus to stop construction of The Wall. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/coronavirus-border-wall-arizona.html
— Location Data Says It All: Staying at Home During Coronavirus Is a Luxury – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, Denise Lu and Gabriel J.X. Dance
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/03/us/coronavirus-stay-home-rich-poor.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China’s role in domestic political debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-china-republicans/2020/04/03/baa149de-74fc-11ea-a9bd-9f8b593300d0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. reports more than 30,000 coronavirus cases in record day; Scientists alarmed by government’s response.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/04/coronavirus-latest-news/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Democrats to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/04/04/democrats-trump-politics-coronavirus/

NEW YORK POST
— Suddenly, even globalists are big on borders – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/suddenly-even-globalists-are-big-on-borders/
— Today’s coronavirus update: NY has record day, distancing appears lax – Vincent Barone
https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/todays-coronavirus-update-ny-has-record-day-distancing-appears-lax/

NEW YORK SUN
— Pre-Election Chorus Of Democrats Aims To Pin Corona on Trump – CONRAD BLACK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who determines who is blamed for bad things in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? ANSWER: Those who have the most religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I should write a book about those who have the most clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.nysun.com/national/pre-election-chorus-of-democrats-aims-to-pin/91076/

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Stop pretending pandemic politics are the new norm This crisis is anomalous and so is the response – BEN SHAPIRO
https://liber.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2020/04/04/Ben-Shapiro-Stop-pretending-pandemic-politics-are-the-new-norm/stories/202004040003

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “Republicans are using the pandemic to suppress the vote.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-04/coronavirus-voting-republicans-safety-polls

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: U.S. Employers Cut 701,000 Jobs in March Data doesn’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath and Sarah Chaney
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— Campaign 2020 Is Morphing, With Unknown Consequences The changes will delay the time when Biden can formally sew up the Democratic nomination – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-is-morphing-with-unknown-consequences-11585972860
— Jobs Report Was Even Worse Than It Looked Stunning as the drop in jobs in March was, it masked the true depth of the decline. And it is just the beginning – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/jobs-report-was-even-worse-than-it-looked-11585927843
— The Shutdown Crash Arrives The government anti-virus strategy is putting millions out of work. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-shutdown-crash-arrives-11585955818
— ‘American Conservatism’ Review: Doing the ‘Right’ Thing Is there an ‘American tradition’ of conservatism? And does it need to be ‘reclaimed’ from today’s so-called conservatives? – Barton Swaim (DIERSEN: If you are a conservative, you promote individual responsibility, the rule of law, traditional marriage, traditional family, right to life, enforcement of immigration laws, enforcement of booze, gambling, and drug laws, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity, that is, no race or gender based preference giving. If you are a conservative, you oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, moral relativism, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-conservatism-review-doing-the-right-thing-11585923831
— The Science of Staying Connected – Susan Pinker (DIERSEN: The least costly and fastest why to stay connected to government and political news and commentary of interest to Illinois Republicans is to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-science-of-staying-connected-11585835999
— The Navy Captain and the Coronavirus A sad episode raises questions of judgment and chain of command. – Editorial (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, what if I had relayed my concerns about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination directly to the Democrats who headed those agencies?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-navy-captain-and-the-coronavirus-11585955473
— The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order The U.S. must protect its citizens from disease while starting the urgent work of planning for a new epoch. – Henry A. Kissinger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-pandemic-will-forever-alter-the-world-order-11585953005
— The Uncertain Path of the Coronavirus Pandemic Poses Its Own Risk It isn’t just the magnitude of this shock that is unprecedented but the uncertainty surrounding almost every facet of it – Greg Ip
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-uncertain-path-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-poses-its-own-risk-11585935572
— Coronavirus Weighs on Americans: ‘I Don’t Think There Is an Easy Answer’ Residents in Iowa, Philadelphia and Georgia reflect on how pandemic is affecting their lives, jobs and political views – John McCormick, Scott Calvert and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-weighs-on-americans-i-dont-think-there-is-an-easy-answer-11585911600

MONEY & MARKETS
— 5 Expenses That Can Wreck Your Retirement Plans – Chad Stone 
https://moneyandmarkets.com/unexpected-retirement-expenses/

FED SMITH
— Thrift Savings Plan Millionaires’ Account Balances Infected by Coronavirus – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/04/03/tsp-millionaires-account-balances-infected-by-coronavirus/

FED WEEK
— Commission Calls for Changes in Hiring, other Personnel Policies (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/commission-calls-for-changes-in-hiring-other-personnel-policies/

April 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in the US: Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-resists-national-shutdown-leaving-it-up-to-states/6068384/
— Coronavirus Illinois: 42 new COVID-19 deaths raise toll to more than 140 in Illinois, cases near 7K, officials say – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-death-toll-rises-to-more-than-140-in-illinois/6067701/
— Federal strategic stockpile of personal protective equipment nearly depleted, Trump says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-federal-ppe-stockpile-nearly-depleted/6069551/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in Illinois as Total Cases Rise to Nearly 7K The total number of 6,980 cases marks a spike of 986 confirmed results and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-deaths-top-100-in-illinois-as-total-cases-rise-to-nearly-7k/2248636/
— What Will a Peak Look Like in Illinois? It Might Not Be What You Think Some residents hope it could happen soon, assuming a peak would be followed by a sharp decline in cases and an indication that the state is finally on the road to recovery. But that might not be how it unfolds
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-will-a-peak-look-like-in-illinois-it-might-not-be-what-you-think/2248528/

CBS2
— 42 New COVID-19 Deaths, Most Reported In One Day In Illinois; ‘Don’t Be Terrified, Don’t Be Discouraged’ “I’m not urging people to despair. Let’s be strong and courageous,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/illinois-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-wednesday-april-1-most-one-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 cases climb to 6,980; total number of deaths now 141
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-cases-climb-to-6980-total-number-of-deaths-now-141

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts Trump for ‘wildly wrong’ statements, says Chicago faces a coronavirus peak but ‘starting to trend in the right direction’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-today-show-20200401-56x4cfgy6vagngoz7hwk6k2e3u-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: In some Illinois towns, internet shortfalls and lack of computers putting students at a disadvantage during an extended period away from the classroom. ‘A poverty issue, pure and simple.’ – JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS, JODI S. COHEN and HARU CORYNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-student-digital-divide-illinois-20200327-ezxulbtxw5bcxpesfrw7nooqhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-teacher-feature-st-0320-20200320-tturyfh7fjgdrhtzmw75i77cnu-story.html
— DuPage reports 3 new deaths of people with coronavirus — 2 from nursing homes. Countywide total is at 13. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-13-deaths-20200402-4etr3og7v5cnzoym5s6fnx7doy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin: Pritzker aiming to organize an airlift of COVID-19 supplies from China to Illinois The governor also has found an Illinois company with supplies to sell – but was seeking a better price from another state, Durbin said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202775/dick-durbin-jb-pritzker-airlift-covid-19-supplies-china-to-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/1/21203256/less-than-half-back-trumps-pandemic-response-november-election-2020-covid-19-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— A 20-year-old college student from Glen Ellyn will be the Democratic nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board after edging out her nearest competitor in a crowded primary field by a mere 48 votes. – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/afzal-narrowly-beats-laplante-to-become-democratic-nominee-for-dupage-district-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use gerrymandering to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-fair-maps-amendment-a-good-move-for-minority-communities
— Morton Arboretum closing after visitors flout social distancing warnings – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/morton-arboretum-closing-after-visitors-flout-social-distancing-warnings
— With pandemic causing economic hardship, Lake County Board may freeze members’ pay – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/with-pandemic-causing-economic-hardship-lake-county-board-may-freeze-members-pay
— Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/trump-says-life-and-death-at-stake-in-following-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Path of U.S. virus cases suggests peak growth could come next week A Schaumburg consultancy that’s been tracking the daily trajectory of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. says we might soon see daily new cases decrease instead of increase. – JON ASPLUND
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/path-us-virus-cases-suggests-peak-growth-could-come-next-week
— Springfield split along partisan lines over expanded mail balloting Pritzker’s call to allow “all or substantially all” November voting via mail in light of COVID fears draws sharply differing reactions from Democrats and Republicans. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-split-along-partisan-lines-over-expanded-mail-balloting
— Will DNC convention happen in Milwaukee? Biden doubts it. And if it the big gathering is canceled, Chicago stands to lose.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/will-dnc-convention-happen-milwaukee-biden-doubts-it

WBBM RADIO
— Pritzker: White House Guilty Of ‘Leadership Malpractice’ Over Healthcare Access
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/pritzker-white-house-guilty-of-leadership-malpractice

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/despite-grim-projections-trump-resists-national-quarantine

LEW ROCKWELL
— Northwestern Hospital Asks Seedy Illinois Politician For Permission To Ignore Dying Corona Patients – Allan Stevo
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/allan-stevo/northwestern-hospital-asks-seedy-illinois-politician-for-permission-to-ignore-dying-corona-patients/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois COVID-19 reporting terribly flawed and irresponsible – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-covid-19-reporting-terribly-flawed-and-irresponsible/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 986 NEW COVID CASES IN ILLINOIS; 42 ADDITIONAL DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/986-new-covid-cases-in-illinois-42-additional-deaths.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says state received over 1,100 applications to rejoin healthcare service here – Ezike: “As we develop more cases, we are going to have more deaths” – Should people wear masks? – 45 percent positive rate for Stateville tests – Addresses concerns at Shapiro – ICU shortage in Taylorville – Talks about possible session – Easter service should be online – Unable to project budget changes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/pritzker-says-state-received-over-1100-applications-to-rejoin-healthcare-service-here/
— 986 new cases, 42 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/986-new-cases-42-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/covid-19-roundup-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gun sales up 85% in March amid coronavirus fears FBI sets new record for background checks – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/gun-sales-85-march-amid-coronavirus-fears/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Seattle police chief tells residents to dial 911 if they experience ‘racist name calling’ – Andrew Mark Miller 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seattle-police-chief-tells-residents-to-dial-911-if-they-experience-racist-name-calling

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NBC News blasts Christian group behind Central Park field hospital over religious beliefs – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nbc-news-blasts-christian-group-behind-central-park-field-hospital-over-religious-beliefs/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus: ‘ICE Must Release All’ Illegal Aliens Amid Coronavirus Crisis – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/hispanic-caucus-ice-must-release-all-illegal-aliens-amid-coronavirus-crisis/
— CNN Blacklisted Trump’s Most Important Coronavirus Briefing to Date – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organization, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those that falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/01/nolte-cnn-blacklisted-trumps-most-important-coronavirus-briefing-to-date/
— Donald Trump Responds to Illegals Not Getting Stimulus Checks: ‘They Came in Illegally’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/donald-trump-responds-to-illegals-not-getting-stimulus-checks-they-came-in-illegally/

CNS NEWS
— PBS and NPR Offer Journalism by Liberals for Liberals – Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tim-graham/pbs-and-npr-offer-journalism-liberals-liberals
— Biden Says He Will Provide ‘a Roadmap to Citizenship for Nearly 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants’ (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at illegals, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Democrats want to use illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/biden-says-he-will-provide-roadmap-citizenship-nearly-11-million

NEWS BUSTERS
— Latino Networks Bemoan Exclusion of Illegals In Economic Aid Package – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/04/01/latino-nets-bemoan-exclusion-illegals-economic-aid
— Franklin Graham’s Charity Treats Virus Patients, Lefties Mock His Faith – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/04/01/franklin-grahams-charity-treats-virus-patients-lefties-mock

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats and U.S. Media Star in New Chinese Propaganda Video – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-and-u-s-media-star-in-new-chinese-propaganda-video/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jonah Goldberg blasts Trump.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-trump-daily-briefings-shine-light-on-his-inadequacy/158615/

THE HILL
— Fauci given security detail after receiving threats – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490725-fauci-given-security-detail-after-receiving-threats
— Several states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490695-several-states-have-yet-to-issue-stay-at-home-orders

HUFFINGTON POST
— Gov. Says Illinois Has Received About 10% Of Requested Medical Supplies From White House “We’re going to run out of ventilators,” J.B. Pritzker said, “and the federal government really isn’t helping at all.” – Nick Visser
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-white-house_n_5e842a35c5b6a1bb764fe23d

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Never Thought I Would Need It’: Americans Put Pride Aside to Seek Aid With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives. – Cara Buckley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/virus-food-banks-unemployment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. stocks tank as bleak news mounts on health, economic fronts The Dow slides nearly 1,000 points coming off its worst first quarter ever – Jacob Bogage and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/stocks-markets-today-economy-coronavirus/
— Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say – Nick Miroff 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— The list of those who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups Americans on Social Security now have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check. Most high school seniors and college students won’t get any money at all. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/bailout-checks-social-security/

USA TODAY
— Republican chairwoman: Donald Trump is working around the clock to keep Americans safe The commander in chief has engaged every sector of society in the fight against our shared enemy – Ronna McDaniel
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/03/31/coronavirus-president-donald-trump-working-keep-americans-safe-editorials-debates/5100208002/
— Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities – Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-cases-could-soar-blacks-latinos-and-native-americans/2917493001/
— J.C. Penney to furlough most of 95,000 employees, extend store closures – Brett Molina
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-j-c-penney-co-furlough-most-95-000-employees/5095990002/
— Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers’ safety concerns – Mike Snider
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/03/30/coronavirus-safety-drives-strikes-amazon-instacart-and-whole-foods/5086135002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Indefinite Shutdown, Worry Government May Make Things Worse
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_fear_indefinite_shutdown_worry_government_may_make_things_worse

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater wants Biden to “Go for the Jugular.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157104/go-jugular-joe-biden

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/04/01/splc-report-wake-call-lgbtq-people

April 1 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Sends Out Emergency Alert Seeking Healthcare Professionals to Help in COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-sends-out-emergency-alert-seeking-healthcare-professionals-to-help-in-covid-19-pandemic/2248222/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois politicians call on Trump to provide state with more medical supplies Rep. Lauren Underwood joins our show to talk about the urgent need for medical supplies from those on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/669425

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in U.S. from coronavirus pandemic if social distancing is maintained – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200331-giadunfcdbb33dqpidafentkp4-story.html
— The voters behind Trump’s higher approval ratings – TRIP GABRIEL AND LISA LERER (DIERSEN: What drives your approval rating up or down where you live? From what I see, the biggest single factor is how those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout where you live treat you and treat those who share your demographics. Everyone sees how those who lead your municipal district, municipality, township, county, and Illinois treat you and those who share your demographics. I should write a book about how the following have treated me and those who share my demographics: past and present leaders of Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-approval-ratings-20200331-urc3xvpmnrcgjpns42gtnvltpe-story.html
— FRONT PAGE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Mail delivery suspended at Naperville condominium complexes with no explanation – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-mail-delivery-stops-mill-seniors-st-0401-20200330-7no6mzmcn5bhng5iojz7fdoiti-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago police officers ordered to restrict access to several West Side blocks known for drug sales Police were instructed to check the ID of anyone who tried to enter four blocks, but several officers said they were hesitant to follow those orders out of concern they were not constitutional. – Sam Charles and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/31/21202132/chicago-police-officers-ordered-restrict-access-west-side-blocks-drug-sales-gangs
— Democrats put corruption reform on ice: ‘More time will be necessary to complete our work’ The commission was required to release a report by Tuesday with recommendations on how to end entrenched corruption in Illinois, but as the COVID-19 crisis has temporarily shut down sessions of the General Assembly, it has also stymied the work of the commission. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/31/21202193/democrats-corruption-reform-deadline-ethics-reform-lobbying-coronavirus
— A crying doctor, patients gasping for air and limited coronavirus tests: A look inside a triage tent in Chicago Michael Dolan describes his experience at Northwestern as “an entirely preventable human disaster” — but he doesn’t blame the hospital or its medical staff. – Nader Issa and Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202205/northwestern-hospital-coronavirus-triage-tent-michael-dolan
— Virus deaths in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse More than 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 have been recorded across New York state. – Francesca Gattuso 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202805/virus-deaths-in-nyc-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-the-coronavirus-covid-19
— Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. before the outbreak is over. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202798/florida-cruise-ship-new-york-death-toll-healthcare-workers-medical-supplies-outbreak-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Oberweis vs. Underwood: Ideology, health care, immigration to lead in nationally watched congressional race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/oberweis-vs-underwood-ideology-health-care-immigration-to-lead-in-nationally-watched-congressional-race
— FRONT PAGE: DuPage County planning to close field court in Downers Grove – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/dupage-county-planning-to-close-field-court-in-downers-grove

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Media members skip Trump briefings because of little news, much risk their health – Paul Farhi 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/article/Media-members-skip-Trump-briefings-because-of-15170156.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Essential workers – Sandy Bressner
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/29/essential-workers/a63geeq/?utm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I went out in search of essential workers in DuPage and Cook counties. I found Dan Ruiz, manager of the Egg Harbor in Wheaton. Here’s what he had to say: “We’re just trying to adjust on the fly and figure out what we’re doing. Business is probably 10% of what it was before. We had to lay off about 40 people. We’re getting a lot of people [ordering curbside] and people have been very supportive. They support small business in this community very well I think.”)

WREX
— Stocks fall more than 3% at open on Wall Street, following declines in Asia, Europe, as Trump warns of ‘dark days’ ahead – AP
https://wrex.com/2020/04/01/stocks-fall-more-than-3-at-open-on-wall-street-following-declines-in-asia-europe-as-trump-warns-of-dark-days-ahead/

WGLT
— 8 Ways The $2 Trillion Relief Bill Will Impact Central Illinois – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/8-ways-2-trillion-relief-bill-will-impact-central-illinois#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— McConnell: Impeachment ‘diverted attention’ from coronavirus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/mcconnell-impeachment-diverted-attention-from-coronavirus
— Facing skepticism, officials ‘reexamine’ guidance against wearing masks – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/amid-growing-criticism-officials-consider-revising-guidance-on-wearing-masks

CHICAGO BLOCK CLUB
— Coronavirus In Chicago: ‘A Race Against Time’ As Officials Prepare For Onslaught Of COVID-19 Cases “Right now in Chicago the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is doubling about every three to four days,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/31/coronavirus-in-chicago-its-a-race-against-time-as-officials-prepare-for-onslaught-of-covid-19-cases/

WIREPOINTS
— Coronavirus impact may push Illinois state pension debt to over $300 billion – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/coronavirus-impact-may-push-illinois-state-pension-debt-to-over-300-billion-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— What Are Gov. Pritzker’s Priorities? – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: What do your priorities include? My priorities continue to include putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. Since 2004, those emails have included links to more than 362,370 articles and information about many upcoming events.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/what-are-gov-pritzkers-priorities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the midst of the COVID-19 craziness, it is alarming to recognize there are many who are willing to use our current health crisis for their own gain and/or agenda. As these snollygosters and media types grandstand, I cannot help but think of Rahm Emanuel’s infamous quote, “never let a crisis go to waste.” Ironically, Emanuel first used that phrase in 2008 during the nation’s financial crash and then again last week in response to our nation’s coronavirus emergency. Is it a repackaging of one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, in which he writes “in the arena of action a threat or a crisis becomes almost a precondition to communication”? I’ll let you decide. The truth is, the board and staff here at IFI are deeply disturbed to hear the incessant petty partisan criticisms of the Trump Administration by political leaders and media pundits who only seem interested in stoking anxiety and exacerbating division among the American people. In that regard, Illinois’ Governor JB Pritzker has made a name for himself as one of the nation’s chief nitpickers over the last several weeks. In his first fourteen months as CEO of the state of Illinois, Gov. Pritzker hasn’t pursued policy solutions that would have helped Illinois prepare for a pandemic. Gov. Pritzker hasn’t tried to bolster Illinois’ rainy-day fund, which is now vitally needed to purchase respirators and other medical equipment. In fact, Illinois remains disadvantaged because of the billions of dollars in unpaid bills dragging us down. Instead, like a petulant child, Pritzker awaits bailouts from the federal government. For the most part, Pritzker’s political priorities have concerned the “social issues.” Working with the “Progressive” Caucus in Springfield, he followed through on his pledge to “make Illinois the most progressive state in the nation” for killing babies through abortion. He helped pass the mandate to indoctrinate young children through teaching positively about “LGBT” history in government schools (K-12). He helped pass an expansion of gambling and increased both gasoline taxes and the cost of doing business with a hike in the minimum wage. Pritzker’s involvement in getting recreational marijuana passed in the state cannot be over-emphasized. This foolish policy will only exasperate our current national/international health predicament, as marijuana consumption has been proven to suppress the immune system, leaving users more vulnerable to sickness. He did a great disservice to Illinois’ families, the healthcare system and first responders. BTW, who do you suppose will be paying for these unintended consequences of legal pot? Regarding the “stay-at-home” order, which has now been extended through April 30th, why are abortuaries, liquor and pot stores considered “essential businesses”?)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SCHLAFLY & THORNER: LIBERALS IMPEDE COVID-19 TREATMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/schlafly-thorner-liberals-impede-covid-19-treatment.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump warns of ‘painful two weeks’ Urges Americans to stay home through April – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/donald-trump-stay-home-through-april-30/%2BWnS3AnW2fJLNiXdUcLAxPUTq378e2o%3D&bt_ts=1585733384317
— Coronavirus coverage: A media fright fest – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/inside-the-beltway-coronavirus-coverage-continues-/
— Virus slump expected to rival big recessions in history – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/virus-slump-expected-to-rival-big-recessions-in-hi/
— Henry Hyde would have been proud of pro-life Democrat Dan Lipinski When politicians stand on principles – David Keene (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs will put ever-increasing pressure on Republican candidates a) to dump planks in the Republican Party platform including its traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving planks and b) to dump those like me who support the aforesaid planks.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/henry-hyde-would-have-been-proud-of-pro-life-democ/
— U.S. military ‘readiness’ at risk as coronavirus rips through ranks – Ben Wolfgang and Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/us-military-readiness-risk-coronavirus-rips-throug/
— Democrats distracted as coronavirus crept into U.S., GOP says: ‘Every day was all about impeachment’ – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/31/democrats-distracted-impeachment-coronavirus-crept/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois’ prison system reports first COVID-19 death with ‘clusters’ in other places – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-prison-system-reports-first-covid-19-death-with-clusters-in-other-places
— Coronavirus revisionism: When the media pretends their narrative is ‘reality’ – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/coronavirus-revisionism-when-the-media-pretends-their-narrative-is-reality
— Chinese propaganda is now citing US journalists’ and Democrats’ coronavirus rhetoric – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/chinese-propaganda-is-now-citing-us-journalists-democrats-coronavirus-rhetoric
— Majority of public favors temporary ban on immigration from Mexico during coronavirus pandemic: Poll – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/majority-of-public-favors-temporary-ban-on-immigration-from-mexico-during-coronavirus-pandemic-poll

FOX NEWS
— Trump seeks another $2 trillion – Chris Stirewalt
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-seeks-another-2-trillion
— Brit Hume slams ‘preposterous’ comparison of Trump coronavirus briefings to campaign rallies – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/brit-hume-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefings
— Coronavirus’ frightening profile: Who is more likely to die from COVID-19? – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/health/coronavirus-who-is-more-likely-to-die
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “If you are immunocompromised, such as receiving cancer treatment or recently treated or even perhaps cancer survivor, you are at greater risk for catching the virus and doing poorly,” Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer, WebMD, told Fox News. “Patients with diabetes and heart disease do worse when they get infected. In addition, if you have lung problems such as severe asthma, you are also at greater risk.” “Too much alcohol can also contribute to difficulties in fighting infection,” Whyte said. “Diabetes, heart disease, kidney and liver problems, respiratory diseases, and even severe obesity can make it much harder to recover if you contract the virus.”)
— What are the demographics of coronavirus deaths in America? Dr. Deborah Birx says the U.S.’s mortality demographics are identical to Italy’s with regard to older people with preexisting conditions contracting coronavirus.
https://news.yahoo.com/demographics-coronavirus-deaths-america-222844725.html

BREITBART
— Poll Shows Trump More Trusted than Joe Biden to Handle Economy, Coronavirus – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/31/nolte-poll-shows-trump-more-trusted-than-joe-biden-to-handle-economy-coronavirus/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump administration is ‘race-baiting’ by using ‘Wuhan Virus’ term.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/31/susan-rice-trump-admin-is-race-baiting-by-using-wuhan-virus-term/

DAILY SIGNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism.
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/31/how-crises-shine-a-light-on-the-forgotten-american/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Takes Charge on Coronavirus — Fends Off Congress, Media – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/maddow-msnbc-pelosi-birx/2020/03/31/id/960663/

FEDERALIST
— New York Times Ignores The Evidence To Slander Christians As Coronavirus Deniers Katherine Stewart couldn’t be bothered to find out, as a good journalist would, what the Cornwall Alliance or plenty of other conservative, evangelical Christians think about the coronavirus. Slander sufficed. – E. Calvin Beisner
https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/01/new-york-times-ignores-the-evidence-to-slander-christians-as-coronavirus-deniers/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No, Martial Law Is Not Coming to America – CRAIG BRUCE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-response-no-martial-law-america/

LUTHERAN CHURCH CHARITIES
— Be Realistic About Your Abilities – Tim Hetzner (DIERSEN: Of course, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress your weaknesses and downplay your strengths. I should write a book about those who stress my weaknesses. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
http://devotions1.lccharities.org/2020/04/01/be-realistic-about-your-abilities/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Should Trump Be Wary of the Advice He’s Getting? (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I was extremely reluctant to seek/take advice from my Democrat superiors because they were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who shared my demographics. None of my Democrat superiors ever advised me to earn job-related college degrees, job-related professional certifications, or job-related professional licenses.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/31/should-trump-be-wary-of-the-advice-hes-getting/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490501-the-memo-political-world-grapples-with-long-coronavirus-shutdown

POLITICO
— Biden: Difficult to imagine having Democratic convention as scheduled Democrats are supposed to meet in Milwaukee in mid-July. – MATTHEW CHOI (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/biden-dnc-coronavirus-158731
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Breakdown Old traits — bluster, defiance, implacable self-promotion — that once worked well now threaten to sink a presidency.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/04/01/trump-breakdown-threaten-sink-presidency-158321


REUTERS
— With 2020 race all but halted over coronavirus, Biden quietly widens lead over Trump: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Chris Kahn (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Trump-haters want the next Democrat U.S. President to do? ANSWER: Use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-poll/with-2020-race-all-but-halted-over-coronavirus-biden-quietly-widens-lead-over-trump-reuters-ipsos-poll-idUSKBN21I3K6

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats us coronavirus to defeat Trump and to defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/opinion/coronavirus-politics-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to promote more socialism. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/politics/coronavirus-us-benefits.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Edmunds: Keep your car clean to reduce coronavirus risk – Ryan Zummallen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/edmunds-keep-your-car-clean-to-reduce-coronavirus-risk/2020/04/01/da173c04-73ff-11ea-ad9b-254ec99993bc_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump says impeachment ‘probably’ distracted him from fighting coronavirus – David Jackson (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted me: My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/31/coronavirus-trump-says-impeachment-distracted-him-coronavirus/5100694002/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Warns of Pain Ahead While ‘Shocking’ Reality Sets In – Justin Sink and Mario Parker
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-tells-americans-to-prepare-for-a-painful-two-weeks
— Biden Doubts Convention Will Happen as Planned – Tyler Pager (DIERSEN: Republican Precinct Committeemen anxiously await notification on a) how/when their April township and/or county party organization meetings will be held and b) how/when their county party conventions will be held. What about April 21 annual township meetings?) 
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/biden-doubts-convention-will-happen-as-planned-campaign-update
— Stimulus May Come Too Late for U.S. Businesses Already Stretched – Mike Dorning and Anita Sharpe
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/stimulus-may-come-too-late-for-businesses-already-stretched
— Putin Sends Military Plane With Coronavirus Aid to Help U.S. – Jake Rudnitsky
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-01/putin-sends-military-plane-with-coronavirus-aid-to-help-u-s
— Deaths Increase in Spain; Italy to Extend Lockdown
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-31/trump-sees-painful-two-weeks-n-y-tops-hubei-virus-update

NEWSWEEK
— CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS WAVE IN LATE FALL AND A ‘SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF AMERICANS’ WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE – KASHMIRA GANDER
https://www.newsweek.com/cdc-director-coronavirus-wave-late-fall-substantial-portion-americans-will-susceptible-1495401
— BOSTON GLOBE EDITORIAL BOARD SAYS DONALD TRUMP HAS ‘BLOOD ON HIS HANDS’ FOR CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN THE U.S. – JASON LEMON (DIERSEN: This promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against all Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/boston-globe-editorial-board-says-donald-trump-has-blood-his-hands-coronavirus-pandemic-us-1495476

VINEYARD GAZETTE
— A Reliable Source of News Is Essential, Now More Than Ever – Nelson Sigelman (DIERSEN: You can count on me a) to put a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and send it out and b) to post a copy of it at www.gopillinois.com each and every morning and each and every evening notwithstanding the tremendous efforts by my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) to stop me from sending the emails out and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://vineyardgazette.com/news/2020/03/30/reliable-source-news-essential-now-more-ever

FXXV
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales surge as industry changes to keep workers, customers safe amid pandemic – Kai Beech
https://www.kxxv.com/news/national/coronavirus/marijuana-sales-surge-as-industry-changes-to-keep-workers-customers-safe-amid-pandemic

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS
— Automakers poised to signal U.S. sales collapse ahead – KEITH NAUGHTON
https://www.autonews.com/sales/automakers-poised-signal-us-sales-collapse-ahead

MEDICAL NEWS TODAY
— Can stress make you ill? (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes focus not only on increasing my stress, but on increasing stress of all those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/can-stress-make-you-sick

STAT
— The coronavirus is washing over the U.S. These factors will determine how bad it gets in each community – ANDREW JOSEPH
https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/01/coronavirus-how-bad-it-gets-different-communities/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Experts told STAT that a host of factors are at play: demographics like the age and health of the population; proximity and connections to other regions; and how densely people live, whether in crowded apartment buildings or more secluded family homes. There are also factors that can be addressed through action, like local response efforts and physical distancing requirements.)

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Life (and your career) after coronavirus – Mike Causey (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who talk and/or act like they would never stoop to become a federal employee. I would focus on those who a) lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, b) cannot pass an employment examination, c) cannot pass a background investigation, and/or d) cannot pass a physical examination.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2020/03/life-and-your-career-after-coronavirus/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The idea of an out-of-the-blue pandemic shutting down America and the rest of the world would be an April Fools Day prank of the worst kind. Unfortunately, this is not a drill. Unlike past major events, 9/11, the Great Recession, which hit all of us but in many different ways, we are all pretty much in the same boat here. It may be better to be young in Idaho than to be 75 in Brooklyn. But maybe not all that much better. Hopefully you’ve got food. Toilet paper. You are taking every precaution. Now you wait. We all do. Federal employees, unlike many other working Americans, will have an annuity, a pension, if they work long enough.)

MY FEDERAL RETIREMENT
— How Will the COVID-19 Virus Crisis Impact Federal Employees’ Retirement Plans? – Edward A. Zurndorfer
https://www.myfederalretirement.com/covid-19-federal-retirement/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Court Deals Major Blow to Trump’s Signature Civil Service Reform Law Ruling will put “structure” and “safeguards” in place for employee discipline law, attorney says. – ERIC KATZ (DIERSEN: What adverse actions have been taken against you? My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My aforesaid Democrat superiors would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/court-deals-major-blow-trumps-signature-civil-service-reform-law/164250/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The law requires MSPB “to review whether the secretary had substantial evidence for his decision that an employee’s actions warranted the adverse action,” the appeals court wrote. “The board cannot meaningfully review that decision if it blinds itself to the VA’s choice of action.” It went on to say reviewing the punishment ensures the department cannot issue “absurd, unconstitutional” penalties. The court said its interpretation of the law would avoid a situation in which “an employee with an otherwise sterling record could be removed over a trivial incident.”)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, more and more and more federal money is used to promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/LGBTQ-Chicagoans-weigh-in-on-2020-Census/68272.html

March 30 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Texas requires 14-day quarantine for travelers flying from Chicago, other major cities
https://abc7chicago.com/health/travelers-flying-from-chicago-to-texas-must-quarantine-or-risk-jail-time/6061558/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/30/2020
— 20 shot, 2 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/white-death/

NBC5
— Texas Issues Self-Quarantine Order for Travelers Arriving from Chicago, Other Coronavirus ‘Hot-Spots’
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/texas-issues-self-quarantine-order-for-travelers-arriving-from-chicago-other-coronavirus-hot-spots/2246954/

WGN TV
— Treasury Secretary says many will get stimulus check within 3 weeks (DIERSEN: What do you say about stimulus checks a) that go to those whose income has not yet gone down substantially because of coronavirus and b) that go to those whose expenses have not yet gone up substantially because of coronavirus?) 
https://wgntv.com/news/treasury-secretary-says-many-will-get-stimulus-check-within-3-weeks/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A war like no other: Inside the Illinois National Guard’s unprecedented coronavirus mission – Stacy St. Clair
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-corona-illinois-national-guard-activation-screenings-20200330-cipqddo3jnfjzl372j7pe4fk3u-story.html
— Amid the pandemic, Illinois colleges are still trying to attract new students — even if they don’t know when classes will resume and can’t give tours – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-college-admissions-20200330-udxyyhio3vai3azizhrg3cluxm-story.html
— Japan looked like it had the coronavirus contained. Then the Tokyo Olympics were postponed, and cases spiked. – MARI YAMAGUCHI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-tokyo-olympics-coronavirus-20200330-fwlj7xw7rfb6jfkjh5iafplzsq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— How Gov. Pritzker, sister Penny — billionaires both — jump-started Illinois COVID-19 relief fund In the war against COVID-19, the Pritzkers are working the philanthropy precincts — and opening their own wallets — to address the catastrophe statewide. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/29/21199064/how-illinois-gov-j-b-pritzker-sister-penny-billionaires-both-jumpstarted-illinois-covid-19-charity

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Restaurants are hurting, and so are suburbs’ sales tax hauls – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/restaurants-are-hurting-and-so-are-suburbs-sales-tax-hauls
— Funeral home owner Mark Justen, winner of McHenry coroner primary has died – Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/funeral-home-owner-winner-of-mchenry-coroner-primary-has-died

JOLIET PATCH
— Coronavirus: Joe Diffie Dies 3 Weeks After Rialto Show Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and David Lee Murphy performed their Country Unplugged tour in Joliet on Saturday, March 7. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/coronavirus-joe-diffie-dies-3-weeks-after-rialto-show

BGA
— What the Gov: How Is Coronavirus Affecting Public Transportation? COVID-19 is touching nearly every aspect of our daily lives — including where we go and how we get there. What are the public transit agencies doing to respond? – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://www.bettergov.org/news/what-the-gov-how-is-coronavirus-affecting-public-transportation/

CENTER SQUARE
— Prosperity study shows mixed bag for Illinois – Scot Bertram (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hypocritically, Democrats hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of, to hypocritically take control of, and to hypocritically destroy the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. Anyone who does not acknowledge the aforesaid is a) a Democrat or Democrat plant, b) a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, c) a Green or Green plant, d) a RINO, e) hopelessly uninformed, f) hopelessly stupid, or g) hopelessly naive.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/prosperity-study-shows-mixed-bag-for-illinois/article_b240a500-706a-11ea-b9ca-dff5af379696.html

WIREPOINTS
— Bad Public Pension Bailout Ideas Now Surfacing – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/bad-public-pension-bailout-ideas-now-surfacing-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Judges ordering release of high health risk illegals from ICE custody – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/judges-ordering-release-high-health-risk-illegals-/

FOX NEWS
— Coronavirus having less of an impact on lower-income, rural areas, report finds – Bradford Betz 
https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus-impact-low-income-rural-areas-report
— Trump says coronavirus ‘peak in death rate’ likely in 2 weeks, extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30 – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-briefing-death-rate-social-distancing

BREITBART
— Trump: U.S. Will Not Pay for Harry and Meghan’s Security in California – BREITBART LONDON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/29/trump-u-s-will-not-pay-for-harry-and-meghans-security-california/

CNS NEWS
— What Is Essential in These United States of America? – Allen West 
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/allen-west/what-essential-these-united-states-america

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s How Some In Media Reacted To America Having The World’s Most Coronavirus Cases – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/media-reacts-america-most-coronavirus-cases-world/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some media pundits and politicians appeared to celebrate the U.S. reaching the most novel coronavirus cases in the world in an attempt to dunk on President Donald Trump. Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tried to call the media out for its “glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more CoronaVirus cases than China” on Sunday morning. Many members of the press attacked him for the allegation, despite some of their own co-workers being involved in celebrating the news as a way to attack Trump.)
— ‘As The President Fiddles, People Are Dying’: Pelosi Invokes Emperor Nero To Slam Trump On Coronavirus – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/29/pelosi-emperor-nero-slam-trump-coronavirus/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s Not Done Yet, Bests Trump In New Fox News Poll – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bidens-not-done-yet-bests-trump-in-new-fox-news-poll

TOWNHALL
— In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie – John R. Lott, Jr.
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnrlottjr/2020/03/30/in-defense-of-congressman-thomas-massie-n2565946

EPOCH TIMES
— Federal Judge Frees Immigration Detainees on CCP Virus Fears – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/federal-judge-frees-immigration-detainees-on-ccp-virus-fears_3290365.html
— Nancy Pelosi and the Politics Pandemic – Roger L. Simon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nancy-pelosi-and-the-politics-pandemic_3290474.html

THE HILL
— Coronavirus makes the campaign season treacherous for Joe Biden – DOUGLAS SCHOEN (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party’s top priority is to use coronavirus to defeat Trump on November 2, 2020 and defeat all the other Republican candidates on November 3, 2020. Anyone who does not acknowledge the aforesaid is a) a Democrat or Democrat plant, b) a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, c) a Green or Green plant, d) a RINO, e) hopelessly uninformed, f) hopelessly stupid, or g) hopelessly naive.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/490064-coronavirus-makes-the-campaign-season-treacherous-for-joe-biden
— Trump clashes with reporter during coronavirus briefing: ‘Be nice’ – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how nasty RINO politicians, their nasty operatives, and their nasty dupes have treated me since 2000.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490093-trump-gets-in-back-and-forth-with-reporter-during-coronavirus

HUFFINGTON POST
— Illinois Taking Charge Of COVID-19 Testing After Trump Administration’s ‘Profound Failing’ The missed opportunity of February testing triggered an “exponential” increase in the spread of coronavirus, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/jb-pritzker-tests-trump-administration-testing-failure_n_5e81350dc5b6cb9dc1a26edc

POLITICO
— Prepare to hunker down for one more month — at least – DAN DIAMOND and ADAM CANCRYN
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/politico-pulse/2020/03/30/prepare-to-hunker-down-for-one-more-month-at-least-786470

ABC NEWS
— Biden consolidates support, but trails badly in enthusiasm: Poll Strong enthusiasm for Biden among those who back him over Trump is just 24%. – Sofi Sinozich (DIERSEN: How enthusiastic for Trump are the following: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, c) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) the Republican elected officials in Illinois including those who run your county, township, municipality, and municipal district, e) conservative leaders in Illinois, and f) religious leaders in Illinois?) 
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-consolidates-support-trails-badly-enthusiasm-poll/story?id=69812092

CNBC
— Italy’s death toll surpasses 10,000 as prime minister warns of rising ‘nationalist instincts’ – Silvia Amaro
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/italy-coronavirus-deaths-above-10000-conte-warns-against-anti-eu-sentiment.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats are using coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-politics.html
— Coronavirus Taunts Evoke a Painful History for Asian-American Leaders – Matt Stevens (DIERSEN: My grandmother on my father’s side told me about discrimination against German-Americans during WWI. Her husband fought the Germans during WWI. All my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois (Crete and Grant Park) during the 1840s and 1850s. My uncles on mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII. My father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F. I should write a book about those who by their words and/or by their actions have made it clear that they are anti-German American. I would focus on my Democrat superiors in the federal government and those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on German-Americans who discriminate against German-Americans to curry favor with those who despise/hate German-Americans.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/politics/coronavirus-asian-americans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/coronavirus-economy-saez-zucman.html
— Trump’s Attack on GM Over Ventilators Quickly Turns to Praise – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/29/us/29reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-ventilators-gm.html

USA TODAY
— Trump’s approval rating is rising amid the coronavirus crisis. What could it mean for November? – Joey Garrison (DIERSEN: How enthusiastic for Trump are the following: a) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, b) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, c) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, d) the Republican elected officials in Illinois including those who run your county, township, municipality, and municipal district, e) conservative leaders in Illinois, and f) religious leaders in Illinois?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/03/29/coronavirus-what-could-trumps-jump-approval-rating-mean-november/5078347002/

COLUMBUS DISPATCH
— Beware: Misinformation insidious amid coronavirus pandemic – Darrel Rowland (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://www.dispatch.com/news/20200329/capitol-insider–beware-misinformation-insidious-amid-coronavirus-pandemic

ABC 14 NEWS
— Coronavirus ‘A Disease Of Globalization’ – Brandon G. Jones (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) who promote globalization and b) who destroy those who do not promote globalization.) 
https://abc14news.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-a-disease-of-globalization/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Rebuffs Calls to Close Stock Market Closing stock market could trigger events harmful to investors, financial executives and academics say – Alexander Osipovich
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-rebuffs-calls-to-close-stock-market-11585476000
— States Restrict Travelers from Coronavirus ‘Hot Zones’ Florida, Texas, Rhode Island take measures to force travelers to self-quarantine; police pull over drivers with out-of-state plates – Jennifer Calfas and Talal Ansari (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this? Needless-to-say, because Illinois is a “hot zone,” this will frustrate efforts to leave Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-restrict-travelers-from-coronavirus-hot-zones-11585518299
— Government Tracking How People Move Around in Coronavirus Pandemic Goal is to get location data in up to 500 U.S. cities to help plan response; privacy concerns call for ‘strong legal safeguards,’ activist says – Byron Tau (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-tracking-how-people-move-around-in-coronavirus-pandemic-11585393202
— MIT Researchers Launch Location-Tracking Effort for the New Coronavirus Users voluntarily enter data into an app and will be notified if they came into contact with anyone infected – Douglas Belkin and Kirsten Grind (DIERSEN: What do the Libertarians have to say about this?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mit-researchers-launch-location-tracking-effort-for-the-new-coronavirus-11585315674
— Coronavirus Pandemic Compels Historic Labor Shift Outbreak reshapes job market as some sectors shut down, others see demand surge – Ruth Bender and Matthew Dalton
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-pandemic-compels-historic-labor-shift-11585474206
— America’s Make-or-Break Week The bills are now coming due for big companies and millions of laid-off workers. Decisions made in the next few days will shape how coronavirus impacts the economy. – Ruth Simon, Esther Fung, Suzanne Kapner and Heather Haddon (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are adversely impacted by coronavirus to blame Trump for that.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-make-or-break-week-11585510109
— Doctors With Coronavirus Frightened by Their Own Symptoms Those who believe they contracted the virus at hospitals are now treating themselves – Janet Adamy
https://www.wsj.com/articles/doctors-with-coronavirus-frightened-by-their-own-symptoms-11585479600
— The Class of 2020 Was Headed Into a Hot Job Market. Then Coronavirus Hit. Internships evaporate, career fairs are canceled and some college seniors wonder if they should even bother looking for jobs – Kathryn Dill and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: What class were you in? I was in the class of 1970. What negatively impacted your job search? For me, it was my being draft bait. My father had died suddenly in October of 1969. Potential employers did not believe that my financial hardship draft deferment application to support my mother and brother in Crete would be approved. Further, potential employers were under tremendous pressure to hire minorities, females, and veterans. Consequently, I took the only job offer that got — retail sales manager for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights. The job did not really require a college degree. Constructively, I was the store’s salesman. Advancement opportunities were limited and slow. The store’s manager did not approve of my demographics (draft avoider, German-American, and Protestant). He never would have hired me, but Firestone Stores headquarters forced him to take me.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-class-of-2020-was-headed-into-a-hot-job-market-then-coronavirus-hit-11585486800
— Coronavirus Threatens to Overwhelm Cities’ Social Safety Net Jump in demand at food banks, soup kitchens; number of callers to crisis hotlines surges – Douglas Belkin and Kate King
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-threatens-to-overwhelm-cities-social-safety-net-11585474200
— Dr. Fauci Was a Basketball Captain. Now He’s America’s Point Guard. His teammates in high school looked to Dr. Anthony Fauci for leadership. They’re still doing it more than 60 years later. – Ben Cohen (DIERSEN: When I was in high school, I was not viewed as being “college material.” Neither of my outstanding parents had attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I just barely made into the upper 20% of my class. My ACT score was only 24. I was 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). I spent my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/dr-fauci-was-a-basketball-captain-now-hes-americas-point-guard-11585479601
— March Jobs Report Unlikely to Show Full Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis The data, reflecting the first half of the month, won’t completely capture the sudden closure of businesses – Eric Morath and Paul Kiernan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/march-jobs-report-unlikely-to-show-full-impact-of-the-coronavirus-crisis-11585490400

FORBES
— Social Media Reveals Even COVID-19 Crisis Fails To Bridge Political Divide – John Scott Lewinski
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnscottlewinski/2020/03/29/social-media-reveals-even-covid-19-crisis-fails-to-bridge-political-divide/#cfbf813158ce

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Trump Ditches Hopes Of Quick Virus Bounce-back For U.S.”
https://www.ibtimes.com/trump-ditches-hopes-quick-virus-bounce-back-us-2949210

THE WIRE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “GOP and the Price of Science Denialism.”
https://science.thewire.in/health/us-coronavirus-trump-republicans/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Where Is Trump’s Sense of Empathy?”
https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2020/03/2020-time-capsule-10-projection/609022/
The Leaders Who Don’t Have Time for Trump’s Distractions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Because the president isn’t helping, others try to fill the void.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/americas-fail-safe-systems-are-holdingfor-now/609016/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Spreading the Coronavirus to Own the Libs Across the country, social distancing is becoming a way to signal which side of the culture war you’re on. The consequences could be disastrous.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/social-distancing-culture/609019/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Fighting a War Against Governors, Not the Coronavirus.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-fights-a-war-against-governors-not-the-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to RINO politicians who promote a) dependency on government, b) dependency on charity, c) LGBTQ activity, d) abortion, e) mass/illegal immigration, f) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage and political affiliation discrimination, i) reverse discrimination including Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion, j) age discrimination including up-or-out, and k) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? I should write a book about such aforesaid RINO politicians. 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2020/white-death/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trumps needs a coronavirus scapegoat, and right now it’s China. Unable to accept responsibility, Trump has to find someone to blame for his failure to prepare for the pandemic.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/donald-trumps-needs-a-coronavirus-scapegoat-and-right-now-its-china_partner/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Rightwing figures pushing Trump’s ‘back-to-work’ policy despite pandemic” Trump-haters have used, are using, and will ever-increasingly use coronavirus to defeat Trump. 
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/29/trump-coronavirus-policy-rightwing-support-politicians
— Coronavirus upends U.S. election cycle as officials scramble to protect voters Primaries have been delayed and conventions are in question as calls for voting by mail raise concerns of their own – Joan E. Greve
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/us-election-coronavirus-primaries-voting-by-mail

DAILY MAIL
— Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw blasts Hillary Clinton’s ‘America First’ dig at Trump amid the coronavirus crisis saying ‘Now is not the time’ – JAMES GORDON
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8166177/Texas-Congressman-Dan-Crenshaw-blasts-Hillary-Clinton-criticism-Trump-amid-coronavirus-crisis.html

PRENSA LATINA
— China will protect its press from oppression by the U.S. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the times when members of the Democrat press protected me from oppression by RINO politicians, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes.)
https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=53942&SEO=china-will-protect-its-press-from-oppression-by-the-us

March 28 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Chicago considered next COVID-19 hot spot, McCormick Place to be converted into makeshift hospital as cases climb – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/this-is-war-chicago-considered-next-covid-19-hot-spot;-mccormick-place-to-transform-into-makeshift-hospital/6057864/

WLS AM
— Experts are warning coronavirus puts the integrity of the 2020 election at risk. Here’s what could happen in November
https://www.wlsam.com/news/experts-are-warning-coronavirus-puts-the-integrity-of-the-2020-election-at-risk-heres-what-could-happen-in-november/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Five new DuPage County coronavirus-related deaths include 3 more from Willowbrook nursing home; another is from Burr Ridge facility – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dupage-county-more-deaths-20200327-nxsyhd6otneutazvkb3yxzecuy-story.html
— Here’s how Aurora and Naperville are preparing for feared shortages of masks, gloves and other protective equipment – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-health-care-protective-equipment-st-20200328-5bayv67c5jhczlj3j7jumv7xpu-story.html
— After week 1 of Illinois stay-at-home order, Aurora area officials implore residents to stay at home – SARAH FREISHTAT, MEGAN JONES and LINDA GIRARDI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-social-distancing-st-0329-20200328-avhabfti5zaqbbe7asrawoccce-story.html
— Oak Park reports 8 more cases of COVID-19; brings number of confirmed cases to 17 – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-covid-19-update-tl-0402-20200328-5rjs5o76kjgi3fc2wd7yesnj5m-story.html
— Coronavirus crisis creating chaos, opportunity for entrepreneurs trying to break into cannabis business as Illinois prepares to award new licenses – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: To promote pot is to promote destruction.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-cannabis-funding-uncertainty-20200328-kjzjq3crkzac7hnrdntvcjcmjq-story.html
— Naperville’s medical pot dispensary open with new precautions during stay-at-home order – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: How soon will EVERYONE who wants to use pot will be a “medical cannabis patient?”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-open-st-20200327-sv5b3hqj3jhe5dbkn2f3cpsftm-story.html
— How you can get financial help to get through the coronavirus crisis (DIERSEN: Do you favor or oppose giving stimulus payments to those who have not yet suffered significant loss of income because of efforts to fight coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-help-from-financial-services-companies-coronavirus-crisis-20200326-vgu3rsutpjec5aluk3touulo5q-story.html
— How do Chicago-area residents plan to spend their coronavirus emergency stimulus money? – ROSEMARY SOBOL, DEANESE WILLIAMS-HARRIS, KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ (DIERSEN: Do you favor or oppose giving stimulus payments to those who have not yet suffered significant loss of income because of efforts to fight coronavirus?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-stimulus-bill-check-20200326-cip6a5ykhrbebnuipzbzq6wg4q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban police want education, not arrests, for stay-at-home violators – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails encourage people to violate stay-at-home laws, and therefore, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails should be stopped.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/suburban-police-want-education-not-arrests-for-stay-at-home-violators-

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McCormick Place will be turned into makeshift COVID hospital Plans call for the convention center to be set up to treat about 3,000 patients by April 24.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mccormick-place-will-be-turned-makeshift-covid-hospital

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow that “Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline.” Trump-haters believe that the more that America’s economy is destroyed, the more likely that they will defeat Trump. 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/25/imaginary-clock-governors-reject-trumps-virus-timeline/ajxqvbo/

SOUTHERN
— Illinois county fairs hurt financially by COVID-19 shutdowns – REBECCA ANZEL
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/state-and-regional/illinois-county-fairs-hurt-financially-by-covid–shutdowns/article_d937366d-2b60-5e2e-a0c1-d3dd98a08dcd.html

ST. LOUIS AMERICAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
http://www.stlamerican.com/news/columnists/mike_jones/covid–and-white-male-privilege-and-insecurity/article_0432ff02-702a-11ea-b015-5beb13856f5f.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— A razor-thin win: Glen Ellyn’s Hadiya Afzal reflects on Democratic primary victory in DuPage District 4 – Steve Metsch
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/a-razor-thin-win-glen-ellyns-hadiya-afzal-reflects-on-democratic-primary-victory-in-dupage-district-4/apvo0wl/

AURORA PATCH
— 22 Coronavirus Cases Confirmed In Aurora The new cases include patients from a wide range of age groups. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/22-coronavirus-cases-confirmed-aurora

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Wirepoints: Pritzker’s $42 billion budget doesn’t touch real problems – April Bamburg
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/525896008-wirepoints-pritzker-s-42-billion-budget-doesn-t-touch-real-problems
— Illinois Policy Institute favors its ‘Illinois Forward’ plan over Pritzker budget – April Bamburg
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/525897085-illinois-policy-institute-favors-its-illinois-forward-plan-over-pritzker-budget

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Taxpayer advocate: Defeat of Burr Ridge home rule proposal could mean trouble for Pritzker’s progressive tax – W.J. Kennedy
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528782168-taxpayer-advocate-defeat-of-burr-ridge-home-rule-proposal-could-mean-trouble-for-pritzker-s-progressive-tax
— DuPage projected to lose 130,000 jobs due to COVID-19; McSweeney seeks to pull Pritzker’s progressive tax from ballot – April Bamburg (DIERSEN: What are Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO political consultants advising Republican candidates in Illinois, and especially in DuPage County, to do? ANSWER: Blame Trump and blame his supporters, including me, a) for each and every coronavirus infection and coronavirus death in their political jurisdiction and b) for all financial and other losses suffered in their political jurisdiction because of coronavirus.)
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528802644-dupage-projected-to-lose-130-000-jobs-due-to-covid-19-mcsweeney-seeks-to-pull-pritzker-s-progressive-tax-from-ballot
— ‘Rumblings’ of possible Illinois Sterigenics plant reopening to aid coronavirus fight – W.J. Kennedy 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528792070-rumblings-of-possible-illinois-sterigenics-plant-reopening-to-aid-coronavirus-fight
— Hois says residents ‘have lost trust in our government’ – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/528250290-hois-says-residents-have-lost-trust-in-our-government
— Ward, Senate District 25 Republican candidate, vows to reject public pension – T.H. Lawrence (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are nasty. If I sought a government office, for example, Wheaton West District City Counsel, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I get a $54,168/year Civil Service Retirement System pension and a $18,000+/year federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that the aforesaid is grossly excessive and that the federal government grossly overpaid me. Further, they would stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, heterosexual, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, Crete resident 1948-1972, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844. Further, they would stress that I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Further, they would stress that I have been a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999 and the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. My critics/opponents in Wheaton are extremely nasty and have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout. I should write a book about the aforesaid who claim to religious, conservative, and/or Republican. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/527262386-ward-senate-district-25-republican-candidate-vows-to-reject-public-pension

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Responds to Sean Casten Friday Twitter Message
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/28/il-06-jeanne-ives-responds-to-sean-casten-friday-twitter-message/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Neutralize COVID-19 Hysteria With Faith and Kindness Toward Neighbors – Dr. Everett Piper
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/neutralize-covid-19-hysteria-with-faith-and-kindness-toward-neighbors/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONG LAHOOD COMMENTS ON CARES ACT, EXPLAINS KEY POINTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/cong-lahood-comments-on-cares-act-explains-key-points.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Group of Illinois House Republicans push for reforms to ‘kick start’ state’s economy amid COVID-19 crisis – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/group-of-illinois-house-republicans-push-for-reforms-to-kick-start-states-economy-amid-covid-19-crisis
– ‘Dangerous nuisance’: Pelosi slams Republican Thomas Massie who requested roll-call vote on coronavirus relief bill – Anthony Leonardi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being a dangerous nuisance.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dangerous-nuisance-pelosi-slams-republican-who-requested-roll-call-vote-on-coronavirus-relief-bill
— Biden: The quarantined candidacy – Joseph Simonson 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-quarantined-candidacy
— Liberal union launches smear campaign against openly gay Trump appointee – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Democrats will force LGBTQ officials appointed by Republican elected officials to promote LGBTQ activity. To promote LGBTQ activity is to destroy those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/openly-gay-national-labor-relations-board-head-john-ring-subject-of-liberal-smear-campaign

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Journalists Are Still Out of Control – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want me to include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails only to articles a) that are critical of Trump and b) that promote coronavirus panic.)
https://freebeacon.com/media/media-pandemic-hysteria/
— Liberal Dark Money Group to Spend $1.2 Million Attacking GOP Senators on Coronavirus – Joe Schoffstall (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/liberal-dark-money-group-to-spend-1-2-million-attacking-gop-senators-on-coronavirus/

GOPUSA
— Warped By Hatred Of Trump, Hillary Finds Pleasure In Plight Of Sick Americans (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who are most warped by hatred of Trump.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86749
— America’s Dangerous Dependence On China Must Change
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86669
— America First: Let’s Make It Permanent
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86706
— Trump Trounces The Media In Public Approval (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream media focuses on destroying Trump and destroying his supporters, and especially destroying his supporters who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86683

BREITBART
— Coronavirus: Illegal Aliens Demand $1.2K Each in Taxpayer-Funded Checks – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/27/coronavirus-illegal-aliens-demand-1-2k-each-in-taxpayer-funded-checks/
— New York City Wants Taxpayer Bailout for Low Wage Migrant Economy – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/27/new-york-city-wants-taxpayer-bailout-for-low-wage-migrant-economy/

CAPITOL RESEARCH CENTER
— The Left Is Politicizing the Coronavirus Hayden Ludwig on Sandy Rios in the Morning
https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-left-is-politicizing-the-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— Hillary Clinton Accepts China’s Coronavirus Numbers To Take Swipe At Trump – CHUCK ROSS (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/27/hillary-clinton-coronavirus-trump/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Iran’s Coronavirus Propaganda Scapegoats America – James Phillips and Nicole Robinson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest scapegoaters in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give them standing to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, and to destroy governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/27/irans-coronavirus-propaganda-scapegoats-america/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Has Kept U.S. From Becoming Italy – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/salk-msnbc-maga-covid/2020/03/28/id/960329/

TOWNHALL
— The Fake Outrage at Rep. Thomas Massie is Outrageous – Brian Darling
https://townhall.com/columnists/briandarling/2020/03/28/the-fake-outrage-at-rep-thomas-massie-is-outrageous-n2565892

NEWS BUSTERS
— HOLLYWOOD HATE: Trump Is the Real Health Threat – Geoffrey Dickens
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2020/03/27/hollywood-hate-trump-real-health-threat
— How Extreme Are You to Think The U.S. Press Is Far Too Nice to Trump? – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2020/03/27/how-extreme-are-you-think-us-press-far-too-nice-trump
— Hispanic Networks on $2 Trillion Relief Bill: What Do You Mean No Money for Illegals? – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/03/26/hispanic-nets-2t-relief-bill-what-do-you-mean-theres-no

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC Blames Trump’s ‘Racist, Anti-Asian Epithets’ for Coronavirus-Related Anti-Asian Harassment – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-blames-trumps-racist-anti-asian-epithets-for-coronavirus-related-anti-asian-harassment/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Europe Wasn’t Ready for Coronavirus — It May Never Fully Recover – ITXU DÍAZ
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-europe-wasnt-ready-it-may-never-fully-recover/#slide-1

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “10 Of Trump’s Most Damaging Coronavirus Lies Amid a crisis that demands trustworthy leadership, the president has instead sowed chaos, confusion and misinformation.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-coronavirus-lies-covid19_n_5e7b7d1ac5b6b7d80959966f

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: TRAGIC: “We Have Lost It All”: The Shock Felt by Millions of Unemployed Americans – Sabrina Tavernise, Audra D. S. Burch, Sarah Mervosh and Campbell Robertson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/coronavirus-unemployed.html
— Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation’s Health Care Bill Insurance premiums could spike as much as 40 percent next year, a new analysis warns, as employers and insurers confront the projected tens of billions of dollars in additional costs of treating coronavirus patients. – Reed Abelson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/health/coronavirus-insurance-premium-increases.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/opinion/coronavirus-trump-evangelicals.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to increase the national debt to defeat Trump. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/upshot/stimulus-national-debt-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/business/economy/coronavirus-inequality.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote age discrimination.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/biden-trump-seniors.html
— These Stores Are ‘Essential’ in the Pandemic. Not Everyone Agrees. A range of jobs, including bicycle and marijuana sellers, have been deemed vital. But the lists have been the subject of intense lobbying. – Patrick McGeehan and Matthew Haag (DIERSEN: Booze, gambling, pot, and other vices are not essential.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/nyregion/coronavirus-essential-workers.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters destroy Trump-supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/deborah-birx-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred of men.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-lockdown-domestic-violence.html

NEW YORK POST
— Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro threatens Trump in face of drug charges – Yaron Steinbuch
https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/venezuelan-president-nicolas-maduro-threatens-trump-in-face-of-drug-charges/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Guide to State Coronavirus Lockdowns Governors in New York, California and other states have ordered most businesses to shut and people to stay inside, with limited exceptions – Jacob Gershman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-state-by-state-guide-to-coronavirus-lockdowns-11584749351
— Who’s Left Out of Coronavirus Stimulus Payments? Many College Students, Adult Dependents Money will go to adults and children, but millions of others won’t get paid – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: Do you favor or oppose giving stimulus payments to those who have not yet suffered significant loss of income because of efforts to fight coronavirus?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whos-left-out-of-coronavirus-stimulus-payments-many-college-students-adult-dependents-11585396800
— Working From Home During Coronavirus Pandemic Hasn’t Broken Internet  Internet usage by remote workers fills fallow daytime hours; providers say no big outages in U.S. so far – Sarah Krouse and Lillian Rizzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/working-from-home-during-coronavirus-pandemic-hasnt-broken-internet-11585329238
— How Epidemics Change Civilizations Measures developed for the plagues of the 14th century are helping authorities fight the coronavirus now says Yale historian Frank Snowden. – Jason Willick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-epidemics-change-civilizations-11585350405
— Coronavirus and the Ration Book During a dark American time, some used their coveted ration coupons to provide sustenance for others. – Bob Greene
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-and-the-ration-book-11585350435
— Old Age Is a Bummer for the Baby Boomers My generation, dominant for so long, gets a taste of its mortality with the help of the coronavirus. – Michael Medved (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on promoting age discrimination in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc. I would focus on those age discrimination promoters who are older themselves and pander to those who are younger than they are and especially to those who are minority, female, LGBTQ, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/old-age-is-a-bummer-for-the-baby-boomers-11585324904
— Yes, We Need Cost-Benefit Analysis – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/yes-we-need-cost-benefit-analysis-11585350326

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/03/24/they-can-help-fight-coronavirus-trump-wants-to-deport-them/

PEN AMERICA
— TRUMP THREAT TO PULL TV LICENSES OVER CORONAVIRUS AD “VIOLATION OF FIRST AMENDMENT” (DIERSEN: What if my critics/opponents succeed in getting Pritzker to stop me from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out? They would hint/imply/argue/shout at Pritzker that my emails discourage compliance with Pritzker’s executive orders.)
https://pen.org/press-release/trump-threat-to-pull-tv-licenses-over-coronavirus-ad-violation-of-first-amendment/

BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS
— Paul kept working for six days after taking coronavirus test – AP (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats want all Republicans to quarantine themselves forever.)
https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/paul-kept-working-for-six-days-after-taking-coronavirus-test/article_011e2be3-6404-573c-a4a9-487e98aaea79.html

HOPTOWN CHRONICLE
— Massie, long an outlier, is a House pariah after forcing members to gather, against public-health advice, to pass virus-relief bill – Al Cross. (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails as being an outlier and a pariah.)
https://hoptownchronicle.org/massie-long-an-outlier-is-a-house-pariah-after-forcing-members-to-gather-against-public-health-advice-to-pass-virus-relief-bill

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Christian right’s hostility to science is definitely going to get people killed The Christian right has long been hostile to science. Now that attitude will make the pandemic much worse.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/26/the-christian-rights-hostility-to-science-is-definitely-going-to-get-people-killed/

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Census 2020: The LGBTQ+ community counts (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat Party have enough power to officially STOP a) municipalities including Wheaton, b) townships including Milton, c) counties including DuPage, d) states including Illinois, e) countries including America, and f) organizations including the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party from allowing those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity from seeking or holding any kind of government and political office?) 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Census-2020-The-LGBTQ-community-counts/68257.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The LGBTQ+ community has always played a vital part in this nation’s history and success. We are not a minor population subset. We are a powerful constituency made even more impactful because we cross racial, ethnic, religious, income, gender and many other intersectional identities. An accurate Census count of our community is critical to ensuring programs that address our unique needs are fairly funded. It will also highlight the importance of our political voice which, in a democracy like ours, is critical. If we are not counted then we won’t count. It’s that simple. This year, for the first time in census history, same-sex couples will be able to declare their existence on the census form. While imperfect and incomplete, it represents an important step towards recognizing our community. We will continue to work on future Census, so that everyone in our community are counted and counted for who they are. But for now, we need to seize the moment and have our voices be heard.)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO political consultants advising Republican candidates in Illinois, and especially in DuPage County, to do? ANSWER: Blame Trump and blame his supporters, including me, a) for each and every coronavirus infection and coronavirus death in their political jurisdiction and b) for all financial and other losses suffered in their political jurisdiction because of coronavirus. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

March 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump signs $2.2T coronavirus stimulus package after swift congressional votes – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-signs-$22t-coronavirus-package-after-swift-congressional-votes/6055124/
— Federal officials focuses in on Cook County as cases rise in Illinois – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/coronavirus-task-force-focuses-in-on-cook-county-as-cases-rise-in-chicago-/6054960/
— Illinois expands food stamp access as COVID-19 cases top 3K, with 34 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-expands-food-stamp-access-as-covid-19-cases-top-3k/6056047/
— Disneyland, Walt Disney World to remain closed ‘until further notice’ amid coronavirus outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/disneyland-walt-disney-world-to-remain-closed-until-further-notice/6056114/

NBC5
— White House Health Experts Worry Cook County May Be Among Nation’s Next Hotspots Chicago’s total confirmed cases topped 1,000 Thursday, a number that is nearly double the amount of cases the entire state of Illinois had less than a week earlier
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/white-house-health-experts-worry-cook-county-may-be-among-nations-next-hotspots/2245674/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Gun Sales Skyrocket Amid Uncertainty; ‘Ammunition Is Selling Out Within A Day’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-illinois-gun-sales-skyrocket-amid-uncertainty-ammunition-is-selling-out-within-a-day/
— Civic Federation’s Laurence Msall: Staggering Unemployment Claims Will Put Major Strain On Illinois, Chicago Budgets
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/26/civic-federations-laurence-msall-staggering-unemployment-claims-will-put-major-strain-on-illinois-chicago-budgets/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Surgeon general warns Chicago ‘will have a worse week next week’ for COVID-19 cases – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/surgeon-general-warns-chicago-will-have-a-worse-week-next-week-for-covid-19-cases

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Confronting the coronavirus, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says crisis could peak in April: ‘Popular or not, you have to do what’s right’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-interview-20200327-ay52ormpcng6jcah3ixbzm5744-story.html
— Aurora mayor, police chief test positive for coronavirus – MEGAN JONES and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-mayor-police-chief-diagnosed-covid-19-virus-st-0329-20200327-qmtq5gzwyneq5byoilmuvk6zdy-story.html
— 12 nurses at U. of I. Hospital in Chicago test positive for coronavirus – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nurses-uic-coronavirus-20200327-5bzghq3opbdplb6lpzf3ucfmuq-story.html
— How to spot fake coronavirus news on social media – Jessica Roy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. They focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate or dominate.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-how-to-spot-fake-news-coronavirus-social-media-20200326-645nk6ftijegvnnxwann7uvwyq-photogallery.html
— Illinois’ stay-at-home order likely to extend ‘deep into April,’ Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says; Pritzker doesn’t rule it out – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-stay-at-home-likely-to-extend-20200327-ssnsmh4foza5bokpb4arir7imm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “No, this is not the time for fiscal restraint.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-2-trillion-chapman-20200327-wzyy2foxgfdurohf3kgbiomak4-story.html
— Illinois’ House delegation backs coronavirus stimulus bill, but some say more will be needed – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-relief-bill-illinois-congress-20200327-m7xw362he5bvtnvrpx66qlhwr4-story.html
— Commentary: Exactly how much power do we really want to give the government right now? – JON HEALEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-government-power-20200327-nfjsov6vhjhepir3zzgdbzchra-story.html
— Pritzker hasn’t ruled out extending stay-home order | President Trump’s surgeon general calls Chicago a coronavirus ‘hot spot’ | President signs $2.2 T relief package – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-pritzker-schools-lightfoot-leading-krisnamoorthi-spin-20200327-rna7pwdg4bbonct4ddw3aqjpia-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Nothing set in stone’ for stay-at-home order as Illinois tallies 8 more deaths, Pritzker says Health officials also announced another eight deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to 34. Friday marked the largest number of people killed in the state, with an additional 488 cases bringing the Illinois total to 3,026 confirmed cases. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21197382/illinois-coronavirus-cases-deaths-march-27-stay-home-order-assistance
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalizing pot deliveries gains momentum during coronavirus crisis Rep. Sonya Harper introduced legislation last month that would allow cannabis dispensaries to deliver weed. Now, she’s calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to take immediate action. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/27/21196472/marijuana-pot-delivery-illinois-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21185850/coronavirus-covid-19-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-unemployment-fired-laid-off-health-insurance
— How much longer will we be inside — and then what happens? Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order ends on Tuesday, April 7, but he’s likely to extend it as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Just how long? – Ed Zotti 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crossroads/2020/3/27/21197436/how-much-longer-inside-jb-pritzker-stay-home-order-rush-northwerstern-loyola-experts-covid-19-virus
— Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package into law Trump thanked members of both parties for putting Americans “first” as he signed the bill in the Oval Office, flanked only by Republican lawmakers. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters believe that the bill will help them defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21196681/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-passes-signed-trump

DAILY HERALD
— 41 votes: One DuPage County Board primary race still too close call – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/41-votes-one-dupage-county-board-primary-race-still-too-close-call
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nearly two weeks after the March 17 primary election, the race to pick the Democratic nominee for DuPage County Board District 4 isn’t over — and only 41 votes separate the two leading candidates. Hadiya Afzal, a college student from Glen Ellyn, has a narrow lead over Lynn LaPlante, a violist from Glen Ellyn. As of Friday, Afzal had 4,431 votes, or 28.21% of those cast, and LaPlante had 4,390 votes, or 27.95%, according to unofficial totals. Three other candidates trailed behind. “I think it’s going to come down to a handful of votes,” LaPlante said. County Clerk Jean Kaczmarek said officials will check for mail-in votes through the end of Tuesday. In addition, there are roughly 225 provisional ballots that still need to be counted for the entire county. It’s unclear how many of those ballots will apply to the District 4 race, Kaczmarek said.)
— Access to be further limited at DuPage County courthouse
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/access-to-be-further-limited-at-dupage-county-courthouse
— Number of Cook County inmates with coronavirus up to 24
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200326/number-of-cook-county-inmates-with-coronavirus-up-to-24
— Illinois COVID-19 cases now over 3,000; 8 more deaths reported – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200327/illinois-covid-19-cases-now-over-3000-8-more-deaths-reported
— Food Insecurity Crisis Fund created to help District 200 families
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200327/food-insecurity-crisis-fund-created-to-help-district-200-families

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker again rips Trump, saying lack of COVID-19 action could be ‘deadly’ The governor renews his push to get the White House to do more—and move more quickly—to fight the fast-growing pandemic. And as Pritzker was still speaking, President Trump did what the governor wanted, at least in part. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-again-rips-trump-saying-lack-covid-19-action-could-be-deadly
— U.S. House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/us-house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aid-package
— State aims to turn this Marriott into a COVID-19 command center—but there’s a hitch The owner of the Schaumburg property is ready to play ball. So why isn’t the deal done? Here’s the story. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/state-aims-turn-marriott-covid-19-command-center-theres-hitch
— Chicago population dips again The tri-state metropolitan area lost an estimated 26,000 residents in the past year, this time joined by drops in metro New York and Los Angeles. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-population-dips-again

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Costs for Treatment of Conoravirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/costs-for-treatment-of-conoravirus/ 
IL-06: Sean Casten Complains in Twitter Rant He Says Is Not Political
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/il-06-sean-casten-complains-in-twitter-rant-he-says-is-not-political/ 
— Will McHenry County’s Hospitals Have a “Do-Not-Resuscitate” Policy Imposed Upon Them By Northwestern Medicine?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/143734/ 
— Unemployment Spike Unprecedented: IL v FL
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/27/unemployment-spike-unprecedented/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bellmont Mayor locked Trustees out of Village Hall – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/bellmont-mayor-locked-trustees-out-of-village-hall/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS SURPASSES 3000 COVID-19 CASES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-surpasses-3000-covid-19-cases.html
— CONGRESSMAN BOST EXPLAINS HIS SUPPORT FOR CARES ACT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/congressman-bost-explains-his-support-for-cares-act.html
— STATE REPS HALBROOK, MILLER CALL ON PRITZKER TO PROPOSE PLANS TO BRING BUSINESSES BACK ONLINE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/state-reps-halbrook-miller-call-on-pritzker-to-propose-plans-to-bring-businesses-back-online.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker sets up new Emergency Alert System – Pleads with president to use Defense Production Act – Announces expanded childcare, food and homeless programs – Evaluating whether to extend EO – More cases because of additional tests and virus is spreading – Pleased with Trump invoking Defense Production Act – Working on hospitalization numbers over the weekend – “We’ll get around to talking about” biz demands
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/27/pritzker-sets-up-new-emergency-alert-system/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump signs $2 trillion economic rescue plan to rush aid to businesses, workers hurt by pandemic – Dave Boyer and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/trump-signs-2-trillion-economic-plan-rush-aid-busi/%2FH765IVPUbPWpTqe6HJ37tpL5isJMtt2LdeCUsA%3D&bt_ts=1585341966048
— House passes $2 trillion coronavirus aid package on voice vote – Gabriella Muñoz and Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/27/house-passes-2-trillion-coronavirus-aide-package-v/

BREITBART
— Coronavirus: Italy Sees Worst Day Yet, 969 Dead in 24 Hours; Death Toll Exceeds 9,000 – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/27/coronavirus-italy-sees-worst-day-yet-969-dead-in-24-hours-death-toll-exceeds-9000/ 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Red Chinese Aim To Use The Wuhan Virus To Win Their War Against America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32215

FEDERALIST
— Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/26/gallup-poll-majority-of-americans-disapprove-of-news-media-handling-of-wuhan-coronavirus/

NEWSMAX
— Tech Firms Bear Brunt of Affirmative Action Witch Hunt – Drew Johnson
https://www.newsmax.com/drewjohnson/affirmative-action-tech-firms-silicon-valley/2020/03/26/id/960037/

THE HILL
— US coronavirus cases hit 100,000 – PETER SULLIVAN 
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489906-us-coronavirus-cases-hit-100000

POLITICO
— Governors’ coronavirus pacts could thwart Trump goal of reopening country Some governors and public health experts say the localized lifting of restrictions could create new clusters of disease that leave officials chasing the outbreak well into the summer. – DAN GOLDBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/coronavirus-trump-governors-152539

CNN
— House passes historic $2 trillion stimulus despite objections from GOP lawmaker
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/coronavirus-stimulus-house-vote/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Can Trump Legally Order the Country Back to Work From Coronavirus by Easter? Such a declaration, in the midst of a health crisis, would have to come from local authorities. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: As Trump-haters see it, the longer that they prolong the shutdown, the more likely that they can defeat Trump on November 3, 2020.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-trump-governors.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump signs $2 trillion coronavirus bill into law as companies and households brace for more economic pain The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history. – Paul Kane, Mike DeBonis and Erica Werner 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/27/congress-coronavirus-house-vote/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “U.S. cities have acute shortages of masks, test kits, ventilators as they face coronavirus threat.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-mayors-mask-equipment-shortage/2020/03/27/fc2a45a4-701f-11ea-96a0-df4c5d9284af_story.html
— Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators under the Defense Production Act – John Wagner and Colby Itkowitz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-raises-prospect-of-ordering-gm-ford-to-manufacture-ventilators/2020/03/27/92f82db6-7043-11ea-aa80-c2470c6b2034_story.html

ATLANTIC
— Martial Law Would Sweep the Country Into a Great Legal Unknown The prospect, while still remote, is not purely hypothetical in the current crisis, and the risk is great. – Stephen Dycus and William C. Banks (DIERSEN: Of course, if Marshall Law was declared, my critics/opponents would want it to be used to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/martial-law-would-sweep-country-great-legal-unknown/608773/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: he last time martial law—military control of the government—was declared in the United States was December 1941, just hours after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The territorial governor, acting under a turn-of-the-century statute, handed the government of the Hawaiian islands over to the commander of U.S. forces there. The military governor, as he styled himself, immediately ordered the closure of courts, shut down schools, froze wages, suspended labor contracts, and imposed censorship of newspapers, radio, and civilian mail. He also decreed a curfew and blackout, as well as a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages—a wildly unpopular measure that was quickly reversed. Despite the fact that there was no threat of a Japanese invasion after the Battle of Midway in 1942, martial law remained in place for another two years.)

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Deranged Push to Get Americans Back to Work Some conservatives want ordinary citizens to return to their jobs and absorb the unfolding coronavirus catastrophe on everyone’s behalf. – OSITA NWANEVU
https://newrepublic.com/article/157076/deranged-push-get-americans-back-work

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 61% of Republicans See America Getting Back on Its Feet By Easter
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/61_of_republicans_see_america_getting_back_on_its_feet_by_easter

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE BY OWNER: 403 West Park Avenue, Wheaton – $217,000
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/403-W-Park-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60189/4447728_zpid/

March 27 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Congressional Delegation Heads to DC for Vote on Coronavirus Relief Package – Carol Marin and Don Moseley
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-congressional-delegation-heads-to-dc-for-vote-on-coronavirus-relief-package/2245635/
— Pritzker Taps Obama Aide – His Sister – for Coronavirus Relief – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-taps-obama-aide-his-sister-for-coronavirus-relief/2245615/

ABC7
— Essential business coronavirus: City to enforce paid sick leave rules for employees during ‘stay-at-home’ order – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/6055031/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No masking pain coronavirus will inflict on state finances – but no one knows ‘exactly how bad it will be’ The coronavirus pandemic has thrown state government into flux, as the legislative session has been put on pause. And now state officials are scrambling – largely by phone – to try and figure out how to manage Illinois’ already precarious financial situation. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/27/21195837/coronavirus-illinois-state-finances-budget-springfield-pritzker-harris
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How recreational weed went from illegal to essential in 3 months The state allowing pot shops to stay open despite a “stay-at-home order” that closed other businesses is “a sign of how far we’ve come on this issue,” one advocate said. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/27/21194174/how-recreational-weed-illegal-essential-illinois-coronavirus
— Live map of Illinois coronavirus cases Track the latest confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state with this state map, updated daily with public health department data.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21195988/illinois-coronavirus-cases-map-count-numbers
— Coronavirus stimulus bill House vote could require members to assemble
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/27/21196745/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-house-vote-could-require-members-to-assemble-live-updates

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House vote on $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill hits a last-minute snag: Conservative Republican wants to force quorum to return to D.C. for vote – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-covid-19-stimulus-package-20200327-lop4m3j7ujc4tfnvrhmvb4qmli-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-haters blame Trump for coronavirus.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-china-global-leaders-ivo-daalder-20200326-mentk4br7bac7aqcigey372vj4-story.html


— As Andrew Cuomo ascends during coronavirus pandemic, Joe Biden fades – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-coronavirus-andrew-cuomo-joe-biden-kass-20200327-6j2azzvtyjdahmyxwd3zg2xp2m-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Politicizing this pandemic gets us nowhere – Armstrong Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200327/going-viral-politicizing-this-pandemic-gets-us-nowhere
— Coronavirus highlights importance of paid leave for workers – Jill Gigstad
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200327/coronavirus-highlights-importance-of-paid-leave-for-workers
— Our cellphones give us an ‘A’ for social distancing – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200326/editorial-our-cellphones-give-us-an-a-for-social-distancing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ‘Just damage containment’: Cost of the coronavirus shutdown keeps rising Millions of Americans are out of work, most others are slashing their spending and businesses are getting crushed. – BEN WHITE
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus-stimulus-package-economy-150998
— DuPage Medical puts staff on unpaid time off Patient volumes at the area’s largest independent physicians group have “dropped steadily” due to COVID-19, according to an internal memo obtained by Crain’s. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/dupage-medical-puts-staff-unpaid-time

WBEZ
— Illinois Prisons Refusing New Prisoners As COVID-19 Spreads – Shannon Heffernan
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-prisons-refusing-new-prisoners-as-covid19-spreads/a4a4733c-a85d-45a7-a103-9dc0721c3b7a

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘Grim’ barely describes state’s financial fallout from coronavirus pandemic – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-grim-barely-describes-state-s-financial-fallout-from/article_07a5d607-b421-5557-8907-fd2dc99be71e.html

WGLT
— Sen. Brady: Key To Restarting Economy Is More COVID-19 Testing – RYAN DENHAM 
https://www.wglt.org/post/sen-brady-key-restarting-economy-more-covid-19-testing#stream/0

CHICAGO PATCH
— 300 People Released From Cook County Jail as Coronavirus Spreads As the Coronavirus begins to spread inside the walls of the Cook County jail, officials have released at least 300 people this week.
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/300-people-released-cook-county-jail-coronavirus-spreads#new_tab

COOK COUNTY PATCH
— Best-Case Scenario: August Peak For Virus In Cook County If everyone in Cook County adheres to social distancing, coronavirus may not peak until late summer, according to a recent analysis. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/best-case-scenario-august-peak-virus-cook-county

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Best-Case Scenario: August Peak For Virus In DuPage County If everyone in DuPage County adheres to social distancing, coronavirus may not peak until late summer, according to a recent analysis. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/best-case-scenario-august-peak-virus-dupage-county
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If severe control measures including strict social distancing are not put in place, coronavirus infections could top 210,000 in DuPage County by early May — 23 percent or more of the population. That’s the conclusion of Columbia University researchers as reported by the New York Times, which compiled maps showing the estimated spread of the virus in every county in America under varying scenarios for control measures. Under the best-case scenario, including strict imposition of measures like closing schools, banning mass gatherings, and testing and quarantining sick people and their contacts, the peak of infection could be pushed past July 31, with as few as 9,000 cases — just 1 percent of the DuPage County population. But even in a scenario falling somewhere between these two extremes, the number of infections could top 160,000 by the middle of June, about 18 percent of the population, the researchers concluded.)

OSWEGO PATCH
— Best-Case Scenario: August Peak For Virus In Kendall County If everyone in Kendall County adheres to social distancing, coronavirus may not peak until late summer, according to a recent analysis. – Shannon Antinori 
https://patch.com/illinois/oswego/best-case-scenario-august-peak-virus-kendall-county

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Coronavirus In Chicago: City Becoming A ‘Hot Spot’ As Cases Hit 1,149, White House Warns Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Chicago could expect upwards of 40,000 hospitalizations in coming weeks. “That number will break our health care system.” – Kelly Bauer
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/27/coronavirus-in-chicago-city-becoming-a-hot-spot-as-cases-hit-1149-white-house-warns/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— TGIF, Illinois, and shoutout to Hinsdale Central High School teacher Chris Wilbur and his AP government and civics classes. They’re reading Playbook during this time of e-learning so they can keep up on government and politics in Illinois. Thanks for reading! – SHIA KAPOS (DIERSEN: Will Republican leaders in Hinsdale encourage Wilbur to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in his classes? What if I joined my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO competitors who claim to be nonpartisan?) 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/03/27/pritzkers-relief-fund-1m-gifts-to-help-illinois-how-feds-will-disburse-funds-488734

CENTER SQUARE
— Group of Illinois House Republicans push for reforms to ‘kick start’ state’s economy amid COVID-19 crisis – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/group-of-illinois-house-republicans-push-for-reforms-to-kick/article_7badbc1a-6fa4-11ea-8e22-c7fcd753a60d.html

WIREPOINTS
— Unacceptable: Illinois and Certain Other States Not Releasing COVID Hospitalization Numbers – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/unacceptable-illinois-and-certain-other-states-not-releasing-covid-hospitalization-numbers-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bellmont Mayor to reporter: “Maybe I outta get out and jist whip yer ass” – JOHN KRAFT 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/video-bellmont-mayor-to-reporter-maybe-i-outta-get-out-and-jist-whip-yer-ass/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Carol Davis on Social Media in Politics – David E. Smith (DIERSEN: Thanks to everyone who reads my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would greatly appreciate it if you would a) ask the following who do NOT encourage people to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails why they do NOT encourage people to read the emails and b) let me know what they say: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township, ward, and/or county party organizations, c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) the Republican elected officials who represent your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, and e) the leaders of conservative organizations.)
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/spotlight-carol-davis-on-social-media-in-politics/

CAPITOL FAX
— Oh, the “New Illinois” folks ain’t gonna like this
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/27/oh-the-new-illinois-folks-aint-gonna-like-this/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Made in America’ solutions will defeat COVID-19 and stop China’s economic invasion Why United States’ supply chain must no longer be based overseas – Jeff Landry 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/made-in-america-solutions-will-defeat-covid-19-and/
— Trump says GOP convention will go forward in August – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/26/donald-trump-gop-convention-will-go-forward-august/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Identity politics is the purveyor of real racism during coronavirus pandemic – Ying Ma
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/identity-politics-is-the-purveyor-of-real-racism-during-coronavirus-pandemic
— ‘He’s not playing with a full deck’: Trump campaign lobs unsubtle attack on Biden – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hes-not-playing-with-a-full-deck-trump-campaign-lobs-unsubtle-attack-on-biden
— Biden blames record unemployment surge on Trump: ‘Didn’t do his job when it mattered’ – Emily Larsen (DIERSEN: Who blames you and for what? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-blames-record-unemployment-surge-on-trump-didnt-do-his-job-when-it-mattered

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Most Americans Think Media Have Done A Terrible Job Covering Coronavirus Most Americans are correct – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/trump-media-wuhan-crisis/

FOX NEWS
— Trump says US working closely with China on coronavirus after call with Xi – Edmund DeMarche
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-us-china-working-closely-together-on-coronavirus-outbreak-after-call-with-xi
— Trump downplays worst-case coronavirus scenarios: ‘I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators’ – Charles Creitz, Samuel Chamberlain
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-worst-case-coronavirus-scenarios-ventilators
— Ilhan Omar calls for ‘national lockdown’ amid COVID-19 outbreak – Michael Ruiz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilhan-omar-national-lockdown-covid-19-outbreak

FOX BUSINESS
— Coronavirus relief costs over $100B, Trump says Federal and state agencies are receiving billions of dollars and health care resources to combat COVID-19 – Cortney Moore
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/coronavirus-relief-over-100b-trump

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Casts Doubt on China’s Coronavirus Numbers – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/26/donald-trump-casts-doubt-on-chinas-coronavirus-numbers/
— New Orleans Mayor on Coronavirus: Trump Admin Should Have Warned Us to Stop Mardi Gras – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/26/new-orleans-mayor-on-coronavirus-trump-admin-should-have-warned-us-to-stop-mardi-gras/
— Pew Research: 95 Percent of Americans Say Trump’s Travel Bans ‘Necessary’ to Stop Coronavirus – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/26/pew-research-95-percent-of-americans-say-trumps-travel-bans-necessary-to-stop-coronavirus/
— Coronavirus Will Bring a New Era of Borders, Walls, Distancing, Dispersion, and Self-Defense – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/03/26/pinkerton-coronavirus-will-bring-a-new-era-of-borders-walls-distancing-dispersion-and-self-defense/

BLAZE
— ‘Who’s the sh*thole country now?’: Journalist mocks US as COVID-19 infections rise Disgusting – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/whos-the-sh-thole-country-now-correspondent-mocks-us-as-covid-19-infections-rise

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump: Testing Boost Puts US at No. 1 for Coronavirus Cases – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/26/trump-testing-boost-puts-us-at-no-1-for-coronavirus-cases/
— China’s Outrageous Coronavirus Blame Game – Helle Dale 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/26/chinas-outrageous-coronavirus-blame-game/

NEWSMAX
— Sanctuary Cities More Prone to Coronavirus – A.J. Rice
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/sanctuarycities-coronavirus-china/2020/03/26/id/960053/

NEWS BUSTERS
— DESPICABLE! Blaming Trump and Conservatives for Coronavirus – Geoffrey Dickens
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2020/03/26/despicable-blaming-trump-and-conservatives-coronavirus
— NY Times: Those Trump Virus Briefings We Wanted Could Be ‘Dangerous’ Television – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/26/ny-times-those-trump-coronavirus-briefings-we-wanted-could-be-deadly

WORLD NET DAILY
— Scientist behind U.S., U.K. lockdowns drastically lowers death estimate Initial shocking figures cited by White House prompted unprecedented virus response – Art Moore
https://www.wnd.com/2020/03/scientist-behind-u-s-u-k-lockdowns-drastically-lowers-estimates/

PJ MEDIA
— Coronavirus and the Reordering of America’s Priorities – CHRISTIAN JOSI (DIERSEN: Hopefully, the promotion of a) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, b) LGBTQ activity, c) abortion, d) mass/illegal immigration, e) abolition of the Second Amendment, f) patronage, g) political affiliation discrimination, h) reverse discrimination, i) age discrimination, and j) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid will go down.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/coronavirus-and-the-reordering-of-americas-priorities/

THE HILL
— Lawmakers brace for more coronavirus legislation after $2 trillion bill – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/489736-lawmakers-brace-for-more-coronavirus-legislation-after-2-trillion-bill
— Poll: 72 percent of voters now believe coronavirus will impact their personal lives (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus impacted your household’s income and net worth? The value of our retirement savings in the stock market has decreased dramatically. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, possessions, etc. has decreased dramatically. Interest rates available when our CDs and treasury strips mature will be dramatically less. As inflation rages for necessities, the purchasing power of our income and retirement savings decrease dramatically.)
https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/489776-poll-72-percent-of-voters-now-believe-coronavirus-will-impact
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Economic disaster poses danger for Trump – NIALL STANAGE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489768-the-memo-economic-disaster-poses-danger-for-trump
— Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines – AMIE PARNES
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489718-democratic-fears-rise-again-as-coronavirus-pushes-biden-to-sidelines
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for everything that is bad.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489670-donald-trump-plays-his-blame-game

POLITICO
— Trump: I don’t believe you really need that many ventilators – MATTHEW CHOI
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/26/trump-ventilators-coronavirus-151311
— Democrats delayed stimulus bill to tighten ban on Trump family profiting – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/26/democrats-delayed-stimulus-bill-ban-on-trump-family-profiting-150282

POLITICUS USA
— Trump Threatens TV Stations If They Air Coronavirus Response Criticism Trump is threatening to take away licenses from television stations if they air an ad that is critical of his response to the coronavirus. – JASON EASLEY (DIERSEN: What if Pritzker stops my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to punish Trump?)
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/26/trump-threatens-tv-stations-if-they-air-coronavirus-response-criticism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans to hate Trump. 
https://www.politicususa.com/2020/03/26/trump-crumbles-when-asked-what-hes-doing-to-prevent-hate-crimes-against-asian-americans.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Singapore penalizing social distancing violators
https://apnews.com/d8d31ae73b1d44146d5077fe3fa9ba8c
— Indianapolis 500 postponed until Aug. 23 because of coronavirus
https://www.espn.com/racing/indycar/story/_/id/28958230/indianapolis-500-postponed-august-23-coronavirus

REUTERS
— As coronavirus spreads, U.S. military to withhold some infection data – Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-pentagon-secre/exclusive-as-coronavirus-spreads-us-military-to-withhold-some-infection-data-idUSKBN21D1YL
— China’s Xi offers Trump help in fighting coronavirus as U.S. faces wave of new patients – Se Young Lee, Lusha Zhang
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/chinas-xi-offers-trump-help-in-fighting-coronavirus-as-us-faces-wave-of-new-patients-idUSKBN21E02P

ABC NEWS
— Coronavirus impacts: Disrupted lives, elevated stress, and soaring worry Many report stress, worry, over the virus; 77% have experienced disruption – Gary Langer
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/coronavirus-impacts-disrupted-lives-elevated-stress-soaring-worry/story?id=69812058
— A third report a job loss, half a pay cut as coronavirus crisis grips the economy One in three in say they or an immediate family member have lost their job. – Gary Langer
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/report-job-loss-half-pay-cut-coronavirus-crisis/story?id=69811808

CNN
— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-27-20-intl-hnk/h_f873f9efaa8c39ea5ba64e4365c50f75
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump touts great success as US becomes world’s worst virus epicenter.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/27/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-response/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “You said you stand with Michigan — prove it.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/politics/michigan-governor-trump-major-disaster-declaration/index.html

CNBC
— The coronavirus may be deadlier than the 1918 flu: Here’s how it stacks up to other pandemics – Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/26/coronavirus-may-be-deadlier-than-1918-flu-heres-how-it-stacks-up-to-other-pandemics.html
— Trump says the US and China are ‘working closely together’ in fight against coronavirus – Evelyn Cheng
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/donald-trump-speaks-to-chinas-xi-jinping-on-coronavirus.html

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump administration sending ‘mixed messages based on ignorance’ for coronavirus response.”
https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/dr-redlener-trump-admin-sending-mixed-messages-based-on-ignorance-for-coronavirus-response-81265221774

NEW YORK TIMES
— As Coronavirus Crisis Unfolds, Sanders Sees a Moment That Matches His Ideas With the odds of winning long, some Democrats wonder why Bernie Sanders is still in the presidential race. He’s still pushing his agenda, though it’s not clear who’s listening. – Sydney Ember (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are using coronavirus to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/bernie-sanders-coronavirus.html
— Trump Says He Will Not Cancel August Republican Convention – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/26/us/26reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-trump-convention.html
— After Considering $1 Billion Price Tag for Ventilators, White House Has Second Thoughts
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/coronavirus-ventilators-trump.html
— The Most Powerful People in American Politics Are Over 65 President Trump is 73. His leading rival is 77. And many of their strongest supporters — vulnerable to the coronavirus but enormously influential politically — are eligible for Social Security. – Katie Glueck and Sabrina Tavernise (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, members of the following groups promote age discrimination: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/27/us/politics/biden-trump-seniors.html
— U.S. Officials Push for Expelling Suspected Chinese Spies at Media Outlets Trump administration officials are discussing taking action after China said it would expel almost all American journalists for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. – Edward Wong and Julian E. Barnes (DIERSEN: I should sue my critics/opponents who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a spy for their critics/opponents.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/us/politics/coronavirus-china-spies.html
— Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet With people going online more in the pandemic, internet traffic has exploded. That’s taking a toll on our download speeds and video quality. – Cecilia Kang, Davey Alba and Adam Satariano
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/coronavirus-internet-traffic-speed.html

WASHINGTON POST
— It was the worst week for the economy in decades. The pain is just beginning. ‘It’s making me go into a depression,’ said LaTonua Bowens, a laid-off cook. ‘I’m worried if I’m going to still have a job.’ – Heather Long 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/it-was-worst-week-economy-decades-pain-is-just-beginning/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “In coronavirus clash with China, Trump chooses name-calling over leadership.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/27/coronavirus-clash-with-china-trump-chooses-name-calling-over-leadership/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s effort to bury the truth about his coronavirus fiasco is failing.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/26/trumps-effort-bury-truth-about-his-coronavirus-fiasco-is-failing/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Increased anxiety and depression top college students’ concerns in coronavirus survey – ARIT JOHN
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-25/college-students-anxiety-depression-coronavirus-survey

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Haggling Over Ventilator Prices While Coronavirus Patients Die.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-haggles-ventilator-prices-while-the-coronavirus-kills.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump O’Clock Follies The President’s mendacious nightly press briefings on the coronavirus will go down in history for their monumental flimflammery.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/the-trump-oclock-follies

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Washington’s Trillions Alone Can’t Stop the Jobpocalypse A record surge in U.S. jobless claims is a foretaste of even worse numbers with a danger of cascading losses – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/washingtons-trillions-alone-cant-stop-the-jobpocalypse-11585235110
— We May Well Be in a Recession – Jeffrey Sparshott
https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2020/03/27/newsletter-we-may-well-be-in-a-recession/
— China Is Open for Business, but the Postcoronavirus Reboot Looks Slow and Rocky Factories are back, stores are opening, but demand has crashed as buyers wait for the pandemic to end – Mike Bird, Jon Emont and Shan Li
https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-is-open-for-business-but-the-post-coronavirus-reboot-looks-slow-and-rocky-11585232600
— Short-Term Yields Go Negative in Scramble for Cash One-month and three-month Treasury bills sported negative yields for the first time in more than four years – Caitlin Ostroff and Paul J. Davies
https://www.wsj.com/articles/short-term-yields-go-negative-in-scramble-for-cash-11585227369
— Rationing Care Is a Surrender to Death Limiting treatment for the old or chronically ill may also violate civil-rights law. There are better ways. – Allen C. Guelzo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rationing-care-is-a-surrender-to-death-11585262558
— The Coronavirus Debt Threat Developing nations as well as advanced ones will soon face a health emergency and its economic consequences. – Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-coronavirus-debt-threat-11585262515
— Big-Government Contagion Appropriators throw hundreds of billions at the virus—and at everything else. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-government-contagion-11585262351

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Campaign’s Threat on TV Licenses May Be Mostly Bluster (DIERSEN: What if Pritzker stops my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to punish Trump?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-26/trump-campaign-s-threat-on-tv-licenses-may-be-mostly-bluster
— Desperate Airlines Swap Passengers for Cargo to Stay Afloat
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/desperate-airlines-switch-passengers-for-cargo-to-stay-alive

FORBES
— See How Much Coronavirus Testing Is Happening In Each State – Eric Mack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2020/03/26/see-how-much-coronavirus-testing-is-happening-in-each-state/#26bc90205751
— COVID-19 Travel News: Hotels As Hospitals, More Airline Cuts, Solo Activities – Will McGough
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willmcgough/2020/03/26/covid-19-travel-news-hotels-as-hospitals-more-airline-cuts-solo-activities/#424f2f8e5cdd

CHICAGO BOOTH REVIEW
— How the coronavirus affects stock prices and growth expectations – NIELS GORMSEN AND RALPH S. J. KOIJEN 
https://review.chicagobooth.edu/economics/2020/article/how-coronavirus-affects-stock-prices-and-growth-expectations

AMERICAN BANKER
— Will coronavirus lead to a wave of bank failures? – Brendan Pedersen, Jim Dobbs
https://www.americanbanker.com/news/will-coronavirus-lead-to-a-wave-of-bank-failures

HARVARD HEALTH PUBLISHING
— If you are at higher risk How to reduce risk of infection and what to do if you get sick
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/if-you-are-at-higher-risk

GM AUTHORITY
— GM Employees Hit With Salary Reduction During Coronavirus Pandemic – JONATHAN LOPEZ
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/gm-employees-hit-with-salary-reduction-during-coronavirus-pandemic/

NEWSWEEK
— ILLINOIS GOVERNOR SAYS PEOPLE IGNORING CORONAVIRUS WARNINGS ARE ‘SPITTING IN THE FACE’ OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/illinois-governor-says-people-ignoring-coronavirus-warnings-are-spitting-face-health-care-1494661
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: TRUMP CAMPAIGN FORCED TO SHELVE 2020 AD BLITZ TOUTING ECONOMY BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – BILL POWELL
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-campaign-forced-shelve-2020-ad-blitz-touting-economy-because-coronavirus-pandemic-1494583

SEATTLE TIMES
— As advertising dries up amid coronavirus shutdown, Washington news outlets lay off staff – Katherine Khashimova Long
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-business/as-advertising-dries-up-amid-coronavirus-shutdown-washington-news-outlets-lay-off-staff/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coronavirus has infected Washington’s media ecosystem. The statewide shutdown of most businesses and a halt to events, ordered to slow the virus’s spread, have dried up advertising revenues at news outlets across the state. Layoffs and furloughs have followed, putting additional pressure on the remaining reporters and editors, who are already working overtime — and usually working from home — to feed the public’s need for news about the virus. Almost no paper in Washington has remained unscathed.)

LANSING STATE JOURNAL
— Lawsuit: Former Portland police officer forced to resign due to ‘intolerable’ environment – Kara Berg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. They would not have taken those actions if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/2020/03/26/former-portland-mi-police-officer-files-sex-age-discrimination-suit/5079882002/

BRYAN-COLLEGE EAGLE
— Local journalism needs a coronavirus stimulus plan, too – Margaret Sullivan
https://www.theeagle.com/opinion/columnists/local-journalism-needs-a-coronavirus-stimulus-plan-too/article_4f7a1ca4-a478-5f53-b409-b69a3f0eb631.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Media readership and viewership is soaring as citizens seek life-or-death information about the coronavirus: Where to get tested? Does my hospital have enough ventilators? Is it safe to go outside? But the accompanying economic decline is killing off advertising – for restaurants, cars, travel, entertainment – and other support that has kept many news organizations going. For some, the events of the past few weeks have already proved too much for their fragile existence. Alternative weeklies have stopped printing. Local dailies are laying off staff at already decimated newsrooms. Many others, including digital-only newsrooms, are hanging on by a thread. It’s happening around the world: Newspapers in Australia and Britain announced in the past few days that they were going out of business or suspending print publication. “Journalists are essential in this moment,” Craig Aaron, president and co-CEO of Free Press, a Washington-based advocacy nonprofit, told me in an interview. “We need to keep reporters working, and we have to do it now.”)

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “CNN, MSNBC Bosses Ignore Staff Pleas to Cut Trump Coronavirus Pressers ‘NO PUBLIC BENEFIT’ Trump’s daily pandemic briefings have devolved into an “open-mic night” full of “misinformation,” cable staffers said, but networks are still broadcasting nearly every moment live.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/cnn-and-msnbc-staffers-wary-of-airing-trump-coronavirus-pressers

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Members of the following anti-groups see coronavirus as opportunity: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/26/white-supremacists-see-coronavirus-opportunity
https://www.splcenter.org/news/2020/03/26/covid-19-updates-splc-continues-fight-against-injustice

GUARDIAN
— Cities after coronavirus: how Covid-19 could radically alter urban life – Jack Shenker
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/26/life-after-coronavirus-pandemic-change-world
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-hating governors fight Trump.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/27/us-governors-coronavirus-trump

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump makes extraordinary claim Gov. Cuomo is exaggerating NY’s need for ventilators in wild Hannity interview as the nation’s coronavirus epicenter tops 37,000 cases and hospitals verge on the edge of collapse.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8158745/US-coronavirus-Trump-claims-Cuomo-exaggerating-New-Yorks-need-ventilators.html

March 26 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Thank you for reading my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would greatly appreciate it if you would a) ask the following who do NOT encourage people to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails why they do NOT encourage people to read the emails and b) let me know what they say: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township, ward, and/or county party organizations, c) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) the Republican elected officials who represent your precinct, municipal district, municipality, township, and county, and e) the leaders of conservative organizations. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House expected to pass the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on Friday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-20200326-hkiekxneo5gu3nk7n2oemzpexa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters glorify and praise the Trump-hating Pritzker.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-gov-jb-pritzker-20200326-wmixg4mdnjfpro2fzhcbjhg7gi-story.html
— Senate passes $2.2 trillion economic coronavirus relief bill on unanimous vote – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-rescue-package-20200325-wnws3gxb2jdxzeck3q6mfp345y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to turn Asian-Americans against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-asians-coronavirus-racism-trump-chinese-virus-20200325-pmgtixfldrdabcqwvmsb6gokra-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-economy-pritzker-lightfoot-chapman-20200324-x5nwp6lqcncpvhfign6hd4gjsm-story.html
— Ford pushing to restart 5 factories — though not Chicago — despite coronavirus restrictions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-ford-restart-factories-20200326-prbjtzlvobe73cpz7sqrg3rfem-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s coronavirus pandemic death cult — everyone’s welcome!”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-trump-covid-deaths-world-huppke-20200326-e5usw727bbe75aawrddb3q5j2m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bailout might keep public transit from becoming a coronavirus casualty, but more help will be needed soon Transit agencies are likely to hemorrhage millions more over the next few months and could be in need of another substantial infusion by summer. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Will Trump-haters succeed in forcing all public transportation users to wear face masks forever?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/25/21191564/trillion-bailout-transit-money-coronavirus-stimulus-federal-government-trump-cta-rta-metra-pace

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— This pre-existing condition makes Illinois finances especially vulnerable to COVID Barring a quick, roaring snapback in markets, the state’s underfunded public employee pensions will fall even further behind their funding targets. – JOE CAHILL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/pre-existing-condition-makes-illinois-finances-especially-vulnerable-covid

ABC7
— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lightfoot, AARP Illinois to host telephone town hall to address seniors’ concerns during virus outbreak (DIERSEN: Of course, those who discriminate against older people will use coronavirus to discriminate against older people, and especially against older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-aarp-illinois-to-host-phone-town-hall-for-seniors-during-covid-19-crisis/6052142/
— Illinois non-essential workers experience issues filing for unemployment, website flooded with claimants – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/society/non-essential-workers-experience-employment-claim-issues-amid-covid-19-crisis/6052084/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/asian-americans-reporting-racism-harassment-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford-area nonprofits wondering ‘how long we can hold out’ – Alex Gary
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200325/rockford-area-nonprofits-wondering-how-long-we-can-hold-out

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Illinois could need 38K more beds if coronavirus isn’t contained.”
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200325/top-regional-news-illinois-could-need-38k-more-beds-if-coronavirus-isnt-contained

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote illegal immigration use coronavirus to promote illegal immigration.
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/trump-administration-urged-to-free-migrants-as-virus-surges
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis stocks surge as virus shut-ins load up – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cannabis-stocks-surge-as-virus-shut-ins-load-up

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Pritzker Is Having His Moment – EDWARD MCCLELLAND (DIERSEN: The more hatred that you promote against Trump, the more that Trump-haters promote you.) 
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2020/JB-Pritzker-COVID-Coronavirus/

WIRE POINTS
— State of Illinois provides first look at possible revenue impact from downturn – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/state-of-illinois-provides-first-look-at-possible-revenue-impact-from-downturn-quicktake/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— State officials warn of possible looming recession Amid COVID-19 outbreak, revenues could fall 20 percent – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats will blame that on every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/state-officials-warn-of-possible-looming-recession
— COVID-19 outbreak sparks flood of executive orders – PETER HANCOCK (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/covid-19-outbreak-sparks-flood-of-executive-orders

CENTER SQUARE
— State commission says ‘COVID-19 Recession’ could be $8 billion hit Report says impact on Illinois budget ‘virtually impossible’ to measure at this point – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-commission-says-covid–recession-could-be-billion-hit/article_b204fb9c-6ebf-11ea-82ed-ff2640e404f5.html
— Pritzker says essential employees don’t need papers to travel – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Are/were you an essential employee? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always painted themselves as being “essential.”)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-says-essential-employees-don-t-need-papers-to-travel/article_0eb89266-6dfa-11ea-938f-c3293a5ca306.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Emergency Management Act – Political activities prohibited – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-emergency-management-act-political-activities-prohibited/
— Army Announces Voluntary Recall of Retired Soldiers for COVID-19 Response – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/army-announces-voluntary-recall-of-retired-soldiers-for-covid-19-response/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: If/when Pritzker issues an executive order to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, who should/would come to my defense? The following would NOT come to my defense: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

CAPITOL FAX
— Nearly 3.3 million applied for unemployment benefits last week alone
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/26/nearly-33-million-applied-for-unemployment-benefits-last-week-alone/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump pushes return to normalcy in parts of U.S.: ‘Our country wants to get back to work’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-pushes-return-no/
— Trump declares Florida ‘disaster area’ amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/donald-trump-declares-florida-disaster-area-amid-c/
— Biden claims to be Ivy League professor: ‘I’ve spent a lot of time on campus’ – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/25/joe-biden-claims-be-university-pennsylvania-profes/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— CNN acknowledges China’s COVID-19 propaganda yet parrots claim that ‘Chinese virus’ is racist anyway – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-acknowledges-chinas-covid-19-propaganda-yet-parrots-claim-that-chinese-virus-is-racist-anyway
— Pelosi’s coronavirus conundrum confirms ‘the Squad’ broke her – Tiana Lowe
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/pelosis-coronavirus-conundrum-confirms-the-squad-broke-her

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— ‘Economist’ Runs Chinese Coronavirus Propaganda Disguised as News Chinese outlets flout federal disclosure laws in disinformation campaign – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://freebeacon.com/media/economist-runs-chinese-coronavirus-propaganda-disguised-as-news/
— Pompeo Says China Still Withholding Coronavirus Information – Reuters (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who side with Communist China against America?)
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/pompeo-says-china-still-withholding-coronavirus-information/
— Journalists Are Out of Control Only Trump can save us from the media pandemic – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/wuhan-media-crisis/

FOX NEWS
— Trump tears into media at coronavirus briefing: They want economy to stay closed, ‘would like to see me do poorly in the election’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-doubles-down-media-attack-coronavirus
— Trump campaign threatens legal action against stations airing ‘false’ ad from Democratic super PAC – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-legal-action-coronavirus-ad

GOPUSA
— Democrats Blackmailed A Nation In Crisis
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86642
— Surrendering American Values During The COVID-19 Pandemic Could Destroy The Republic
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86573

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrats are the Virus Threatening America – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/dems_are_the_virus_threatening_america.html

BREITBART
— Coronavirus Giveaway: Democrats Help Companies Keep Foreign College Graduate Workforce – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to companies that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/democrats-coronavirus-bill-expands-work-visas-for-foreign-college-graduates/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump’s Daily Briefings Are Getting Huge Ratings — And Leftists Hate Them – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trumps-daily-briefings-are-getting-huge-ratings-and-leftists-hate-them

TOWNHALL
— How Do We Flatten the Curve on Panic? – Ann Coulter (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote panic.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2020/03/25/how-do-we-flatten-the-curve-on-panic-n2565739

NEWS BUSTERS
— Hollywood Reporter Finds Asian Americans to Call Trump a ‘Racist’ – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/03/25/shocker-hollywood-reporter-finds-asian-americans-call-trump

PJ MEDIA
— In the Same Poll Where Trump Triumphs on COVID-19 Response, the Media Come In Dead Last. – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/in-the-same-poll-where-trump-triumphs-on-covid-19-response-the-media-come-in-dead-last/
— Latest Coronavirus Mutation—My New Ways to Hate the Media – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-latest-coronavirus-mutation-my-new-ways-to-hate-the-media/

TPM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters are overjoyed that “Governors Across The Nation Are Rejecting Trump’s Call To Reopen Economy.”
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/governors-reject-trump-reopen-economy

LIFE SITE NEWS
— It’s reasonable for European Christians to be fearful of mass Muslim immigration Christ understood that some men were as dangerous as wolves and he wanted his disciples to understand it as well. – William Kilpatrick (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who claim to be Christian, but who focus on destroying those like me who do not promote Islam?)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/its-reasonable-for-european-christians-to-be-fearful-of-mass-muslim-immigration

CAPITOL RESEARCH CENTER
— Liberal Activists Tilting the 2020 Census to Favor Democrats – Hayden Ludwig
https://capitalresearch.org/article/liberal-activists-tilting-the-2020-census-to-favor-democrats/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future? – JOHN FUND (DIERSEN: Could a “Draft Pritzker” movement be in the Democrats’ future?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/could-a-draft-cuomo-movement-be-in-the-democrats-future/

THE HILL
— Unemployment claims surge to 3.2 million as pandemic devastates economy – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489611-unemployment-claims-surge-to-32-million-as-pandemic-devastates-economy
— Senate rejects GOP attempt to change unemployment benefits in coronavirus stimulus bill – JORDAIN CARNEY (DIERSEN: Constructively, since 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors have succeeded in forcing the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) to pay me $26.04 an hour in today’s dollars not to work. The CSRS should sue my Democrat GAO superiors.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489589-senate-rejects-gop-attempt-to-change-unemployment-benefits-in-stimulus-bill 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Something hit me like a ton of bricks … Under this bill you get $23.15 an hour based on a 40-hour work week not to work,” Graham said from the Senate floor on Wednesday night. “We’ve created Pandora’s box for our economy.”)

ROLL CALL
— Coronavirus economic relief package provides $93 million cash infusion for Legislative Branch Millions would go to facilitate congressional staff working from home, child care reimbursement and sanitary product for Capitol – Chris Marquette (DIERSEN: I worked for the Democrats who run GAO for almost 18 years.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-economic-relief-package-provides-93-million-cash-infusion-for-legislative-branch/ 
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office would get $20 million to conduct oversight of funding for the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. This amount also will go toward salaries and reimbursing staff costs at the GAO’s child care center.)

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-authoritarian-coronavirus-ruth-ben-ghiat_n_5e7bcc32c5b6cb9dc19995a4

CNN
— Unemployment claims soared to 3.3 million last week, most in history – Anneken Tappe 
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/economy/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/index.html
— Senate approves historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— More than three million file unemployment claims, the most ever in a week.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump Wants to ‘Reopen America.’ Here’s What Happens if We Do.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/25/opinion/coronavirus-trump-reopen-america.html
— Senate Passes Aid Package
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— Fauci sees signs of the virus becoming cyclical, like the flu.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— Some schools signal that students may not return until next year.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-live.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Democrats want to use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/us/coronavirus-guns-stores.html
— Governors Tell Outsiders From ‘Hot Zone’ to Stay Away as Virus Divides States State-to-state travel rules are rarely seen in the United States, but the virus has left some states urging outsiders not to come.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/us/coronavirus-united-states.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/26/us/politics/ap-us-virus-outbreak-trump-value-of-life.html
— Facebook, Don’t Exploit Us in Our Time of Need Who seems poised to benefit from social distancing? Big Tech. – Melissa J. Gismondi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/coronavirus-facebook-tech-companies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to kill Trump’s coronavirus briefings.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/business/media/trump-coronavirus-briefings-ratings.html

WASHINGTON POST
— A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus slams economy – Heather Long and Alyssa Fowers 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/unemployment-claims-coronavirus-3-million/
— Senate passes $2 trillion bill to blunt coronavirus pandemic’s economic impact, as households and businesses gasp for relief The unanimous vote sends the legislation to the House, which is expected to pass it Friday morning – Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis and Paul Kane 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/26/senate-trump-coronavirus-economic-stimulus-2-trillion/
— The GAO told the government in 2015 to develop a plan to protect the aviation system against an outbreak. It never happened. – Ian Duncan and Lori Aratani (DIERSEN: GAO would have more credibility if it would stop wasting the careers of and getting rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/the-gao-told-the-government-in-2015-to-develop-a-plan-to-protect-the-aviation-system-against-an-outbreak-it-never-happened/2020/03/24/81cf1926-6555-11ea-b3fc-7841686c5c57_story.html
— Trump needs governors to reopen the economy. Even Republican ones aren’t on board. – Aaron Blake 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/25/trump-needs-governors-reopen-economy-even-republican-ones-arent-onboard/
— Government experts warn of a second wave of coronavirus cases, as the health system struggles – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/03/26/daily-202-government-experts-warn-of-a-second-wave-of-coronavirus-cases-as-the-health-system-struggles/5e7c543f88e0fa101a752cd1/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Coronavirus layoffs disproportionately hurt black and Latino workers: ‘It’s almost like doomsday is coming’ – Deborah Barfield Berry (DIERSEN: Trump-haters will use layoffs to defeat Trump.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/24/coronavirus-unemployment-layoffs-blacks-latinos/2900371001/
— Despite coronavirus, millions of workers can’t stay home. Are they safe? – Charisse Jones and Josh Peter
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/25/coronavirus-puts-retail-other-workers-out-front-but-they-safe/2906358001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Kathy Griffin says she can’t get coronavirus test despite ‘unbearably painful’ symptoms, calls out Trump, Pence – Joseph Wilkinson
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-kathy-griffin-test-trump-pence-20200325-hocim46wvjdulgfxlsn2kh272y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donald Juvenile Trump: Even as he demands respect as a condition for helping besieged governors, the president smears them.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-edit-donald-juvenile-trump-20200325-c7biv3trbngj3ey44zz2bqsoqu-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why $2 Trillion Could Be Just the Start If federal stimulus isn’t distributed quickly enough, or if the fear of coronavirus infection drags on too long, even the mammoth government package may not be enough to avoid huge job losses – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-2-trillion-could-be-just-the-start-11585154741
— The Long Run of American Job Growth Has Ended Coronavirus pandemic puts end to decade of U.S. employment increases – Eric Morath and Jon Hilsenrath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-long-run-of-american-job-growth-has-ended-11585215000
— ‘Necessities’ in Europe: Belgian Fries, French Baguettes and Dutch Cannabis Life under the new coronavirus is retreating to essentials, raising the question: What is essential? In Europe, it depends on where you live – Valentina Pop in Brussels and Nick Kostov in Paris (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois, what do the majority of voters say is “essential?” Is it a) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, b) dependency on government, c) dependency on charity, d) LGBTQ activity, e) abortion, f) mass/illegal immigration, g) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, h) patronage, i) political affiliation discrimination, j) reverse discrimination, k) age discrimination, l) retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/necessities-in-europe-belgian-fries-french-baguettes-and-dutch-cannabis-11585160745
— The Show Must Go On The coronavirus has upended our lives and the contest between Biden and Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaign-2020-the-show-must-go-on-11585175189
— The High Price of Coronavirus Relief The Fed gets money to save the economy, but Pelosi’s price is steep. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-price-of-coronavirus-relief-11585179182
— FRONT PAGE: Coronavirus Leaves Older Americans Cut Off – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trying-to-fill-that-void-coronavirus-isolates-older-americans-11585165692

FORBES
— Building The Social News Network To End Fake News – Greg Autry (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregautry/2020/03/25/building-the-social-news-network-to-end-fake-news/#53ccfbe457ae

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— Donald Trump’s Easter Coronavirus Deadline Criticized By Christian Leaders: POTUS Reaches ‘Height Of Hypocrisy’ – Catherine Armecin (DIERSEN: What do you say to “Christian leaders” who talk and/or act like they are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trumps-easter-coronavirus-deadline-criticized-christian-leaders-potus-reaches-2946755

AMERICAN EXPERIMENT
— The coronavirus has reduced wealth inequality by making the rich less rich – John Phelan (DIERSEN: So far, how has coronavirus impacted your household’s income and net worth? The value of our retirement savings in the stock market has decreased dramatically. I am sure that the value of our home, vehicles, possessions, etc. has decreased dramatically. Interest rates available when our CDs and treasury strips mature will be dramatically less. As inflation rages for necessities, the purchasing power of our income and retirement savings decrease dramatically.)
https://www.americanexperiment.org/2020/03/the-coronavirus-has-reduced-wealth-inequality-by-making-the-rich-less-rich/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “WHY AMERICA’S $1 TRILLION BUDGET DEFICIT DOESN’T MATTER RIGHT NOW.”
https://www.newsweek.com/us-deficit-trump-coronavirus-economy-recession-1494263

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Does Trump Care About the Coronavirus Killing Blue America?”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/trump-coronavirus-new-york-cuomo-california-ventilators.html

GM AUTHORITY
— Industry Analysts Predict March Auto Sales Will Fall 40 Percent Due To Coronavirus Pandemic – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/industry-analysts-predict-march-auto-sales-will-fall-40-percent-due-to-coronavirus-pandemic/

NEWS ONE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote reparations.
https://newsone.com/playlist/stimulus-bill-reparations-debate/

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Governors Like Cuomo Must Save Us From Trump’s Coronavirus Madness.”
https://www.thedailybeast.com/governors-like-andrew-cuomo-must-save-us-from-donald-trumps-coronavirus-madness

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Assessing Your Retirement Readiness (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being forced to retire early.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/for-your-benefit/2020/03/assessing-your-retirement-readiness/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the Pandemic Will End The U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/how-will-coronavirus-end/608719/

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “RIGHT-WING MEDIA IS ALL ABOARD TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS DEATH TRAIN.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/right-wing-media-boards-donald-trumps-coronavirus-death-train
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Republicans Are Worried Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Too Generous to the Unemployed.”
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/lindsey-graham-coronavirus-stimulus-bill

STAT NEWS
— When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns – SHARON BEGLEY
https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-experts-craft-strategies-to-relax-lockdowns/

ECONOMIC TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want coronavirus to hurt the economy
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-certain-people-want-coronavirus-to-hurt-economy/videoshow/74820149.cms

March 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,535, 16 deaths; hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patient influx – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/hospitals-prepare-for-covid-19-patient-influx;-illinois-covid-19-cases-reach-1535-16-deaths/6044980/
— Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-hoping-to-see-us-economy-reopened-by-easter/6046176/

NBC5
— Many Airline Flights Nearly Empty as Virus Undercuts Travel Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/many-airline-flights-nearly-empty-as-virus-undercuts-travel/2243564/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: 6 CPD Officers, 5 Members Of CFD Test Positive For COVID-19
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-has-now-infected-six-chicago-police-officers/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-coronavirus-trump-lockdown-page-20200324-cttw6al7anbgphj3vzd36ajbxy-story.html
— Coronavirus infections continue to surge in Europe, with 743 reported dead in Italy on Tuesday – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-updates-20200324-ug6tu7nksngelduofvq27njaku-story.html
— One of Chicago’s biggest hotels to shut down as coronavirus upends the industry with closures, job losses – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-hotel-closures-coronavirus-0324-20200324-uub6f3ytvzfqvg2we7lgjuh64e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Not the time to lift stay-at-home order, despite what Trump says about getting economy moving The mayor said the decision to lift a shelter-in-place order depends on “us — not him,” referring to the president. “Pulling that now, in my view for Chicago, does not make sense at all.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21192972/coronavirus-stay-home-shelter-economy-lightfoot-trump-covid-19
— Will coronavirus delay July Democratic presidential convention in Milwaukee? The situation is “fluid,” a convention official said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/24/21193156/coronavirus-pandemic-threatens-july-democratic-convention-milwaukee-will-there-be-delay
— Nearly a dozen Chicago first responders infected with coronavirus, but all recovering and ‘in great spirits’ Six of the cases are in the Chicago Police Department, and five in the Chicago Fire Department, leaders of the two departments said. Two of the Chicago Police employees are recovering from the coronavirus in hospitals. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21193157/police-fire-departments-precaution-first-responders-test-positive-coronavirus-covid
— Saving the economy is secondary to saving lives during a pandemic The president wants the economy “raring to go” by Easter. That’s not only nonsense, it’s life threatening. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/24/21192709/coronavirus-pandemic-president-trump-public-health-experts-economy-easter-april

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump administration dusts off 2008 order to states: Don’t release daily jobless numbers Illinois now will say only once a week how many people filed for benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-administration-dusts-2008-order-states-dont-release-daily-jobless-numbers
— McCormick Place loses 2 events with 100K visitors The National Restaurant Association Show and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have both canceled, adding to the harsh immediate economic fallout of the pandemic. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/mccormick-place-loses-2-events-100k-visitors

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers discuss if a national coronavirus shutdown is ahead – Sara Chernikoff
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/is-a-national-coronavirus-shutdown-ahead

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Latest on Government Efforts to Contain Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/the-latest-on-government-efforts-to-contain-coronavirus/ 
— Self-Sufficiency Urged for Personal Protection Equipment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/self-sufficiency-urged-for-personal-protection-equipment/ 
— IL-6: Ives Chides House Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/so-what-will-happen-with-party-conventions/

WILL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— FROM THE POSTING: How YOU Can Help: The Will County Republican Central Committee is looking for a FEW highly motivated Pollwatchers for the counting of the Provisional Ballots/late Vote-by-mail ballots on March 31, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Will County Board Room and is looking for ONE highly motivated Pollwatcher for the Retabulation of the Ballot Counters on April 3, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the basement of the Will County Clerk’s Office. Both events are at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. All applicants for Republican Pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Will County and must NOT: be older, have a high incidence of respiratory viral infections, be a smoker, have exposure to HIV, have high blood pressure, be diabetic, or have coronary artery disease. (DIERSEN: What is your County Republican Central Committee doing in this regard?)
https://willcountyrepublicans.org/
https://mailchi.mp/de307df5275f/covid-19-changes-to-the-counting-of-the-will-county-ballots

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Amid Illinois Shutdown, Abortions at Planned Parenthood Go On – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/amid-illinois-shutdown-abortions-at-planned-parenthood-go-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 32% SAY CORONAVIRUS HAS THROWN THEM OR A FAMILY MEMBER OUT OF WORK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/32-say-coronavirus-has-thrown-them-or-a-family-member-out-of-work.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “We are beyond the moment where testing alone can be our primary weapon” – 180 people applied to rejoin healthcare workforce – “No way that these companies can ramp up fast enough to get us everything that we need in the time that we need it” – 54% of confirmed cases are white, 33% black, 11% Latino, 5% Asian – Unarmed National Guard is not enforcing quarantines – Doesn’t think president is listening to scientists – “Concerned that we may have to extend that deadline” – Governor says he will spend some of his own money
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/24/pritzker-we-are-beyond-the-moment-where-testing-alone-can-be-our-primary-weapon-180-people-applied-to-rejoin-healthcare-workforce/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: America ‘not built to shut down’ Wants to see economic freeze end by Easter – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/trump-america-not-built-shut-down/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The coronavirus came from China. That’s not racism; it’s a fact – Steven Cheung
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-came-from-china-thats-not-racism-its-a-fact
— Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan calls for media boycott of White House press briefings; China propagandist agrees – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/wapos-sullivan-calls-for-media-boycott-of-white-house-press-briefings-china-propagandist-agrees

ANDY MARTIN
— New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin tells President Trump that the coronavirus shutdown must end this weekend. Any indefinite extension will crater the economy and preclude a prompt recovery. Trump’s reelection prospects will be dead. Andy says the scientists and medical experts have it all wrong.
https://andymartin2020.blogspot.com/2020/03/new-hampshire-u.html

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden Tries To Appear Relevant As A Shadow President – What Could Go Wrong?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86530
— America, A La Twilight Zone, Preps For National Guard In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86502
— Fines Or Jail In Oregon For Violating Gov. Brown’s Stay At Home Order
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86486

FOX NEWS
— Trump signals desire to end lockdowns: ‘Our people want to return to work’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-end-lockdowns-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘You Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste’ – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/you_never_let_a_serious_crisis_go_to_waste.html

BREITBART
— Media Blackout of Trump Coronavirus Briefings Begins – John Nolte (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-blackout-of-trump-coronavirus-briefings-begins/
— Media Elite Are Totally Immune from Human Devastation of Economic Shutdown – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-elite-are-totally-immune-from-human-devastation-of-economic-shutdown/
— Trump’s Coronavirus Job Approval Rating Is Higher than the Media’s – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes vehemently disapprove of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-trumps-coronavirus-job-approval-rating-is-higher-than-the-medias/
— Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-daca-amnesty/

BLAZE
— Ted Cruz UNLOADS on Democrats for using coronavirus bill to push far-left agenda ‘What in the hell does that have to do with this crisis?!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-ted-cruz-unloads-on-democrats-for-using-coronavirus-bill-to-push-far-left-agenda

NEWSMAX
— Liberals Conveniently Decry Racism at Trump’s Expense – Jack Brewer
https://www.newsmax.com/jackbrewer/china-clinton-crime-clyburn/2020/03/24/id/959721/

PJ MEDIA
— Are Democrats Trying to Steal the 2020 Election With Pelosi’s New Coronavirus Bill? – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/are-democrats-are-trying-to-steal-the-2020-election-with-pelosis-new-coronavirus-bill/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sunny Hostin: Stop Airing Trump Coronavirus Briefings, They’re a ‘Disservice to Country’ – Kristine Marsh (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/24/sunny-hostin-stop-airing-trump-coronavirus-briefings-theyre

THE HILL
— Trump says he hopes to have economy reopen by Easter – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489251-trump-says-he-hopes-to-have-economy-reopen-by-easter
— Poll: Biden holds narrow 3-point lead over Trump nationally – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489203-poll-biden-holds-narrow-3-point-lead-over-trump-nationally
— Major US newspapers call on China to reverse expulsions – JOE CONCHA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to expel me: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. My critics/opponents succeeded in getting their operatives and their dupes to expel me as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/489175-major-us-newspapers-call-on-china-to-reverse-expulsions
— Cuomo says NY needs 30,000 ventilators, pleads with feds for help – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489214-cuomo-says-ny-needs-30000-ventilators-pleads-with-feds-for-help
— Press corps theatrics don’t help us in a crisis – JEFFREY M. MCCALL
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489182-press-corps-theatrics-dont-help-us-in-a-crisis
— Italy’s suffering offers potential terrifying coronavirus preview for U.S. – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: How are relevant things similar and different between Italy and the United States?)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489281-italys-suffering-offers-potential-terrifying-coronavirus-preview-for-us
— 10 changes we can expect after the coronavirus crisis – SHARYL ATTKISSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/488910-10-changes-we-can-expect-after-the-coronavirus-crisis

CNN
— Trump wants country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_c323f2b0be1a6e15b98883a9a2ebf3d0
— New York governor: “We haven’t flattened the curve … the curve is actually increasing”
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_478a57ca8ce9ac53c3b9816327f7d0f8

CNBC
— Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-stimulus-trump-pushes-return-to-work-as-kudlow-predicts-economic-rebound.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-updates-maps.html
— Stocks Soar as Washington Nears Deal on Economic Rescue
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine. – Dr. Deborah Birx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House asks everyone who left coronavirus-stricken N.Y.C. area recently to self-quarantine for 14 days
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Wall Street stages massive rally as coronavirus stimulus hopes grow Stocks are on pace for one of their best days ever, with the Dow skyrocketing more than 11 percent – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/24/stocks-economy-senate-stimulus-fed/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Laces Into Biden, Misleads on China Travel in Town Hall
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/trump-laces-into-biden-misleads-on-china-travel-in-town-hall

FORBES
— Vehicle Dealers Ask Trump To Deem Sales Essential During COVID-19 Crisis – Ed Garsten
https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2020/03/24/dealers-ask-trump-to-deem-sales-essential-during-covid-19-crisis/#7eff5f367792

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Which Candidate Do Federal Employees Prefer? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/24/election-2020-which-candidate-do-federal-employees-prefer/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker Orders Stay-At-Home, Cessation Of Non-Essential Businesses And Operations (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am not a legitimate member of the media. When, if not already, will they try to get Pritzker to shut me down?) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-gov-pritzker-orders-stay-at-96617/
(FROM THE POSTING: “Essential Businesses and Operations” are encouraged to remain open and are broadly defined as: . . . Media.)

BUZZFEED NEWS
— The Coronavirus Is A Media Extinction Event “I think there we will unfortunately see more closures of newspapers, more news deserts as a result of this,” said one publisher. – Craig Silverman
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/coronavirus-news-industry-layoffs

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/32_say_coronavirus_has_thrown_them_or_a_family_member_out_of_work

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/24/hate-group-leaders-antigovernment-extremists-push-anti-china-coronavirus-rhetoric

GUARDIAN
— India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-live-news-updates-us-trump-uk-lockdown-global-deaths-cases-covid19-latest-update