January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-leaders-hand-trump-impeachment-articles-to-senate/5851928/

NBC5
— House Approves Impeachment Articles, Delivers Them to Senate The vote was 228-193, coming at the start of a presidential election year and one month after the House impeached Trump – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/house-send-articles-of-impeachment-to-senate/2201542/
— Lightfoot Makes Rare, Emotional Speech as City Council Debates LGBT Business Issue
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/choose-your-words-carefully-lightfoot-makes-rare-speech-at-chicago-city-council/2201943/

— Illinois Poison Center Says an Increase in Calls Likely After Cannabis Legalization For the first 12 days of the year, there were 11 cases of marijuana-only exposures in Illinois reported to the Illinois Poison Center. But what does that mean? – Molly Walsh 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-poison-center-says-an-increase-in-calls-likely-after-cannabis-legalization/2201844/

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Scolds Aldermen Over ‘Offensive Nature’ Of Debate On Study Of Possible Contract Set-Asides For LGBTQ Businesses
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/15/mayor-lori-lightfoot-scolds-aldermen-over-offensive-nature-of-debate-on-study-of-possible-contract-set-asides-for-lgbtq-businesses/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House sends Trump impeachment to Senate, trial to follow – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/house-sends-trump-impeachment-to-senate-trial-to-follow

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chris Lauzen quitting re-election bid, backs county treasurer to succeed him as Kane County Board chairman – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-kane-chris-lauzen-st-0117-20200115-5wp3hptld5hndiao7nhv5adsma-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts aldermen over their debate of possible study of whether LGBTQ businesses face discrimination in getting government contracts: ‘Our children are watching.’ – JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-lori-lightfoot-january-20200115-mylxhsewa5d7ngqxj3uooxnht4-story.html
— Pot smoking in a tobacco shop? Let’s not rush to expand the cannabis experience. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-pot-chicago-lightfoot-sites-20200115-yxlqm7jvnbcu7ooqdjggqixxsa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republican senators must acquit Trump in impeachment trial before any more truth leaks out.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-parnas-impeachment-hyde-senate-nadler-schiff-huppke-20200115-x6yd67tipza3pbrufpfrlavwbu-story.html
— Big crowd expected at meeting to discuss recreational pot rules in East Dundee; church wants distance requirement – ERIN SAUDER (DIERSEN: How strongly did the religious leaders in your municipality and in your county speak out against pot at public hearings?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-east-dundee-recreational-marijuana-rules-st-0117-20200115-lzblot3jbfajlhb736yhdjw5ei-story.html
— Illinois warns recreational marijuana stores experiencing shortage: Make sure you have enough for medical patients. – Ally Marotti (DIERSEN: What percent of recreational users become medical users?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-illinois-legal-weed-medical-marijuana-shortage-warning-20200115-jgvxz437czalhnqdqpifqrzzhy-story.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Trump’s awkward comment about Illinois’ wealthiest man, Ken Griffin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-ken-griffin-trump-lightfoot-mayors-conference-lgbtq-spin-20200116-rwkd63janrahbpd4ektjczag5i-story.html
— Who’s a lobbyist? Lawmakers grapple with the question as Gov. J.B. Pritzker and others push for ban on public officials working in that role – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-legislator-lobbyist-ban-20200116-oy4sh4sd7rck3cjkmxpp6e666a-story.html
— The Nazis murdered my ancestors. So why do I want to become a German citizen? – HOWARD WITT (DIERSEN: During the 1840s and 1850s, my ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois. My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WW1. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-germany-nazis-holocaust-future-20200115-6wtkvnk7lrclxfjalmvitvcipq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Oberweis pours $1 million into GOP bid; seeks nomination to run against Rep. Underwood Oberweis campaigned this week with former Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance – pardoned by President Donald Trump for the murder of two civilians in Afghanistan. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/15/21068029/jim-oberweis-gop-lauren-underwood
— Hypocritical Democrats never squawked when Obama waged war by drone But now they insist President Trump must get a specific authorization from Congress for the use of military force. – Earl Beal, Terre Haute
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/15/21067367/iran-drone-strike-missile-attack-obama-military-force-general-soleimani-letters
— Angry Lightfoot admonishes City Council for tone of set-aside debate The mayor received a standing ovation and a 47-1 vote to launch a study that could lay the groundwork for earmarking contracts for gay- and transgender-owned businesses in Chicago. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/15/21067538/lori-lightfoot-city-council-contract-setasides-gay-transgender-business
— Help law-abiding immigrants become citizens — don’t arrest them The fact that children right here in Chicago are afraid of coming home from school and finding their parents missing is an indictment of where we are as a country today. – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (DIERSEN: If you are in America illegally, you are not “law-abiding.”) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/15/21067312/lori-lightfoot-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-ice-welcoming-city-ordinance-city-council

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen ends campaign for third term as Kane County Board chairman – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200115/lauzen-ends-campaign-for-third-term-as-kane-county-board-chairman
— DuPage, state police won’t enforce panhandling prohibition while lawsuit is pending – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200115/dupage-state-police-wont-enforce-panhandling-prohibition-while-lawsuit-is-pending
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200115/stoner-food-and-the-big-lebowski-theater-celebrating-pot-legalization
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200115/the-dude-abides-woodridge-theater-hosts-lebowski-screening-to-celebrate-legal-pot

PEKIN TIMES
— OUTRAGEOUS: Ray LaHood won’t vote for Trump, backs Biden – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: Far too often, politicians claim to be Republican to get elected, and then, after they are elected, dump Republicans.) 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200115/ray-lahood-wont-vote-for-trump-backs-biden

WILL
— What Do College Students Think About Recreational Marijuana? – JULIAN HAYDA AND CHRISTINE HERMAN (DIERSEN: I would NOT want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who used pot.)
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/cannabis-on-college-campuses

ELMHURST PATCH
— Mazzochi Receives Special Interest Money Elmhurst lawmaker collects donations from Big Pharma and utilities. She faces a Democrat in November. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/mazzochi-receives-special-interest-money

THE FIRST WARD
— CHAIRMAN LAUZEN BOWS OUT OF THE RACE!
https://thefirstward.net/2020/01/15/quick-hits-chairman-lauzen-bows-out-of-the-race/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Anthony Catella File Year-end reports with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-anthony-catella-file-year-end-reports-with-fec/ 
— Allen Skillicorn Accused of Ethics Violation by Primary Opponent Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/allen-skillicorn-accused-of-ethics-violation-by-primary-opponent-carolyn-schofield/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN REPORTS 58% OF 20,395 VOTERS IDENTIFIED IN MILWAUKEE WERE NOT GOPERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-campaign-reports-58-of-20395-voters-identified-in-milwaukee-were-not-gopers.html
— AS FAR BACK AS 2008, AN IL REPUBLICAN LAUNCHED ANTI-ELECTORAL COLLEGE MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/as-far-back-as-2008-an-il-republican-launched-anti-electoral-college-movement.html
— LONE CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE EMERGES TO REPLACE BOBBY RUSH IN IL’S 1ST CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/lone-conservative-candidate-emerges-to-replace-bobby-rush.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Oppo dump! Another homestead exemption issue (Casten)
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/15/oppo-dump-another-homestead-exemption-issue/
— Pritzker won’t partake (DIERSEN: If you want to destroy a person, you encourage that person to “partake.” 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/15/pritzker-wont-partake/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Government bullying won’t increase workplace diversity – Charles Sauer
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/government-bullying-wont-increase-workplace-diversity

GOPUSA
— Warren brands male rivals losers, refuses handshake as Sanders spat spills into Democrat debate
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82906

SEAN HANNITY
— TED CRUZ: The Democrats’ Impeachment Charade ‘Will Not Continue in the Senate’
https://hannity.com/media-room/ted-cruz-the-democrats-impeachment-charade-will-not-continue-in-the-senate/

BREITBART
— CNN Fails to Ask a Single Immigration Question During Democrat Debate – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/15/cnn-fails-to-ask-a-single-immigration-question-during-democrat-debate/
— Democrat Attorneys General Demand Fast-Track Work Permits for Illegals and Migrants (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat employers and RINO employers make it clear that they prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/01/15/democrat-attorneys-general-demand-fast-track-work-permits-for-illegals-and-migrants/

PJ MEDIA
— The Sad Little Low-Energy ‘Resistance’ Crowds Are Dwindling at Trump Rallies – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-sad-little-low-energy-resistance-crowd-is-dwindling-at-trump-rallies/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media: Trump Turned College Football Championship Into MAGA Rally – Jay Maxson
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/jay-maxson/2020/01/15/nbc-trump-turns-college-football-championship-maga-rally

CAMPUS REFORM
— Student loan debt soars as colleges spend millions on diversity efforts, illegal aliens – Jesse Stiller
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14215

THE HILL
— Chief Justice Roberts references ‘OK, boomer’ in age discrimination case – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/478438-chief-justice-roberts-references-ok-boomer-in-age-discrimination
— Ray LaHood backs Biden for president – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Far too often, politicians claim to be Republican to get elected, and then, after they are elected, dump Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/478480-ray-lahood-backing-biden-for-president

NEW YORK TIMES
— ‘OK, Boomer’ Makes a Supreme Court Appearance in Age Case – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/15/us/politics/ap-us-supreme-court-age-discrimination.html

USA TODAY
— ‘OK, boomer’: Chief Justice John Roberts asks if phrase counts as age discrimination – Savannah Behrmann
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/15/supreme-court-chief-justice-john-roberts-asks-if-ok-boomer-age-discrimination/4480902002/

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— 154 House Republicans oppose bill to protect older Americans from discrimination – Josh Israel (DIERSEN: What should I say those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not support those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.) 
https://americanindependent.com/house-republicans-protecting-older-workers-against-discrimination-act-gop-congress/

NEW REPUBLIC
— The Perils of Going Negative Why the candidates, wisely, refused to go for the jugular in the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses – WALTER SHAPIRO
https://newrepublic.com/article/156221/perils-going-negative

FED WEEK
— OUTRAGEOUS: Administration Argues for High Burden of Proof in Age Discrimination Complaints (DIERSEN: What should I say those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I should not support those who promote age discrimination? All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/administration-argues-for-high-burden-of-proof-in-age-discrimination-complaints/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— A Paid Leave Update, and a Bill to Improve Feds’ Due Process Rights – ERICH WAGNER (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/01/paid-leave-update-and-bill-improve-feds-due-process-rights/162467/
— Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Current Standard for Federal Worker Age Discrimination Cases Justices appeared to find the Trump administration’s egg-less baking analogy difficult to stomach, but also probed the hypothetical limits of installing a lesser standard to prove age was a factor in personnel actions at federal agencies. – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/01/supreme-court-justices-skeptical-current-standard-federal-worker-age-discrimination-cases/162474/

BAY AREA REPORTER
— San Francisco Republicans endorse transgender Senate candidate – Matthew S. Bajko (DIERSEN: If I sought a government or political office, the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Illinois Republican Party would NEVER endorse me. The aforesaid hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. The aforesaid stress that I am no longer 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://www.ebar.com/news/politics//286832

January 13 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The wall is going up, and illegal immigration is down!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— TRAGIC: Chicago hospitals brace for more weed-related visits. Poison Center already taking calls on more cases, including some involving small children – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-legal-hospital-visits-poison-20200113-4mqmnsb5wzdnljirvszplqf4zy-story.html
— Judge orders Wisconsin election officials to immediately strike more than 200,000 voters from rolls – IVAN MORENO and SCOTT BAUER (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls for your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-voter-purge-20200113-2fb23if3wvcofnq3xczybtrj4m-story.html
— In Wisconsin – a state known for tight elections – activists rush to register former prisoners – SARA BURNETT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-elections-former-prisoners-20200113-a7ij7n5apbbmtiwtgvzrcpwbhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mun-rise-mundelein-marijuana-supply-tl-0116-20200113-vvudlpew5rexxpma6df4gycx6y-story.html
— Try a retirement test drive: Live on 1 income to see how you’ll manage – Robert Frick
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200113/281835760644380
— The Chicago Women’s March is back, this time with a focus on honoring protesters with disabilities – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-womens-march-chicago-disabilities-0113-20200113-p4zhbiuqtbfefpy2cex27r5mu4-story.html
— How Madigan’s top lobbyist won people over: Clout and a generous expense account – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-michael-mcclain-rape-investigation-madigan-mcqueary-20200113-jr4lqbqlnzfiddukod3ute2t4u-story.html
— President Trump’s use of a doctored photo showing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Muslim garb draws ire – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-photoshop-tweet-muslim-garb-20200113-bjm73cnqpfhidg3umchqscfcdi-story.html
— Renaming Dixie Highway doesn’t make sense – Robert, Oak Forest (DIERSEN: My ancestors owned properties on Dixie Highway in Crete 1864-1966. I was born in hospital on Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights in 1948. I lived on Dixie Highway in Crete 1948-1954. To drive north or south from downtown Crete, you drive on Dixie Highway.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-speak-out-st-0114-20200113-j55hzn2pqnclba7pqf5in4lpem-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ald. Lopez proposes ‘conception fees,’ ‘childbirth licensing’ after infant’s death in his ward Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) said he would do it if there was any way to legally implement parental licensing or conception fees. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/10/21060424/ray-lopez-tweet-parental-licensing-child-abuse-infant-killed
— State warns some pot shops have violated law to prevent stockpiling from single source as stores struggle with shortages
Regulators informed stores that “some adult use dispensaries have inventory from a single cultivator center entity in excess of the 40% limit mandated by” state law. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21063993/illinois-legal-marijuana-shortages-dispensaries-chicago-regulators
— Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes first spot on Illinois’ presidential primary ballot Filling out the rest of the ballot are former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in the second spot, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg, hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang took the sixth through ninth spots on the ballot. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21064444/illinois-primary-2020-amy-klobuchar-ballot-deval-patrick
— Foxx likely to be on ballot after hearing examiner finds ‘no other evidence of any kind’ to support challenge Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had more than the required minimum despite a challenge to her nominating petitions. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21063535/kim-foxx-survives-petition-challenge-march-primary-ballot
— Pritzker’s agriculture chief ousted over ‘rape’ email he now says he ‘simply did not read’ in its entirety
Gov. J.B. Pritzker asked his agriculture chief to resign over a controversial 2012 email penned by former top lobbyist Mike McClain over an alleged “rape in Champaign” and ghost payrollers. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/13/21064104/illinois-agriculture-chief-resign-mcclain-email-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How to stop Trump from jacking up electric bills and hurting our environment.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/13/21059907/renewable-energy-power-bills-ferc-ceja-legislature
— Trump invokes Iran hostages after Soleimani attack; outrageous they are still owed compensation Illinois ex-hostage Paul Lewis was a 22-year-old Marine when captured and held for 444 days. He’s now 63. “I didn’t do it for the money. I did it because I felt a sense of obligation.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/13/21064269/donald-trump-soleimani-attack-iran-hostages-compensation

DAILY HERALD
— Judge removes DuPage forest candidate from ballot over hyphen – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/judge-removes-dupage-forest-candidate-from-ballot-over-hyphen
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage Judge Paul Fullerton on Monday refused to overturn the county electoral board’s decision to remove the forest preserve commissioner candidate Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni from the March 17 ballot. The Elmhurst Democrat says she will appeal. . .Also on Monday, Judge Fullerton upheld the electoral board’s decision to keep a Republican candidate for county recorder on the March 17 primary ballot. The election board ruled last month that Babette Holder Youngberg did nothing wrong when she used both her maiden name and her marital name on nominating petitions. Fullerton agreed with that decision. Holder Youngberg has blamed her Republican primary opponent — Ron Almiron of Wheaton — for attempting to get her removed from the ballot. Almiron, who is an attorney, is representing the resident who challenged Holder Youngberg’s paperwork. Almiron said after Monday’s hearing that he and his client “disagree with the court’s decision” but haven’t decided whether to appeal.)
— Tribune Publishing offers buyouts in likely precursor to layoffs – Robert Feder (DIERSEN: Have you been “offered” a buyout? In 1993, when I was a 45 year old GS-13 GAO employee who had 25 years of federal service, the Democrats who ran GAO “offered” a $25,000 buyout to all their employees, including me, who had 25 or more years of federal service. They made it very clear that they wanted all eligible GAO employees to take their “offer” who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. In 1997, they succeeded in forcing me to take their “offer.”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/tribune-publishing-offers-buyouts-in-likely-precursor-to-layoffs
— New gun dealer regulations to take effect Friday – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/new-gun-dealer-regulations-to-take-effect-friday
— Women’s March Fox Valley returns to Geneva Jan. 18 – Ellen Jo Ljung
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200113/womens-march-fox-valley-returns-to-geneva-jan-18
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: $19.7 million in marijuana sales in first 12 days – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Obviously, that money will not be used for education, saved for retirement, given to charity, etc.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/197-million-in-marijuana-sales-in-first-12-days

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmaker Seeks Reserved Parking for Pregnant Women Around Capitol The change would also provide parking for mothers with newborn children around the complex
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-lawmaker-seeks-reserved-parking-for-pregnant-women-around-capitol/2200595/

CBS2
— Hearing Officer Rejects Challenge To Kim Foxx’s Nominating Petitions, Recommends She Stay On Ballot For State’s Attorney
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/13/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-ballot-challenge-rejected-bob-fioretti/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More than just students propelling local Dems in elections – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-more-than-just-students-propelling-local-dems-in/article_04857ad0-6221-52da-b0d4-954218b7d46c.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200113/student-activist-for-lgbtq-issues-remembered-as-trailblazer

STATELINE
— Illinois Republicans take aim at Democrats for failing to reduce property taxes
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-republicans-take-aim-at-democrats-for-failing-to-reduce-property-taxes/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker fires Illinois Ag Director who knew of 2012 ‘rape in Champaign’ email Ag Director says he didn’t read full email while running for election, getting cancer treatment – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-fires-illinois-ag-director-who-knew-of-rape-in/article_8495269a-3644-11ea-9715-9778a6fb512d.html
— Illinois’ predicted loss of seat in Congress will be Republican gain in another state, Congressman Rodney Davis says – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-predicted-loss-of-seat-in-congress-will-be-republican/article_b661ac50-3628-11ea-9a38-2b51e9243eac.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP IN MILWAUKEE TOMORROW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-in-milwaukee-tomorrow.html
— STUDY SHOWS: BOTH SIDES ACCEPT MEDIA MISINFORMATION (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put out or bless.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/study-shows-both-sides-accept-media-misinformation.html
— FIRST FALLOUT OF “RAPE IN CHAMPAIGN” EMAIL: AGRICULTURE DEPT DIRECTOR RESIGNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/first-fallout-of-rape-in-champaign-email-agriculture-dept-director-resigns.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Using illegals to bolster polls? – GEORGE PFEIFFER, Sun City West, Ariz.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/13/letters-to-the-editor-using-illegals-to-bolster-po/

GOPUSA
— ‘Journalists’ try to make a case for White House press briefings but times have changed
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82725

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Sure It Does’: Sanders Says Illegal Immigrant Labor Leads To Lower US Wages – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/13/bernie-sanders-illegal-migrant-labor/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Becomes 20th State to Force Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for Transgender Surgery – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illinois-becomes-20th-state-to-cover-transgender-surgery-under-medicaid/

LIFE NEWS
— Missouri Abortions Drop 78% as State Has Just One Clinic Left That Kills Babies – CHERYL SULLENGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/13/missouri-abortions-drop-78-as-state-has-just-one-clinic-left-that-kills-babies/

NBC NEWS
— Trump campaign’s latest Fox News hire has history of anti-gay remarks The long list of disparaging remarks by Jenna Ellis includes calling Stonewall National Monument a “celebration of sin.” – Tim Fitzsimons
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-campaign-s-latest-fox-news-hire-has-history-anti-n1114791
— Muslim groups denounce Trump retweet of fake Pelosi-Schumer photo One advocate said that “it’s disappointing but not surprising” that Trump would “spread this kind of harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry.” – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/muslim-groups-denounce-trump-retweet-fake-pelosi-schumer-photo-n1114821

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse thing who should gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/latinos-2020.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics. – Dana GOLDSTEIN
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— House Democrats who endorsed in 2020 primary signal they will unify behind eventual nominee – Jacqueline Alemany and Sean Sullivan (DIERSEN: I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidate and b) destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/12/house-democrats-who-endorsed-2020-primary-signal-they-will-unify-behind-eventual-nominee/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘The Consequences of Structural Whiteness are Fatal’ A famous medical journal succumbs to radical politics. – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-consequences-of-structural-whiteness-are-fatal-11578943455

FORBES
— Finally, U.S. House Will Address Disastrous U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois promote age discrimination the most.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/13/finally-us-house-will-address-disastrous-us-supreme-court-ruling-on-age-discrimination/

INC.
— 54 Percent of Employers Have Eliminated a Candidate Based on Social Media. Time to Clean Up Your Feed (and Tags) Do your profiles tell the right story? – Melanie Curtin
https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/54-percent-of-employers-have-eliminated-a-candidate-based-on-social-media-time-to-clean-up-your-feed-and-tags.html

FED SMITH
— Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: I had 29 years of federal service in 1997 when I was 48 years old.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/13/surging-number-federal-employee-millionaires/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the end of December 2019, there are 49,620 TSP millionaires according to data provided by the Thrift Savings Plan. And, contrary to some who think these people made money in the private sector and then became a federal employee, the average millionaire has been contributing to the TSP for 29.14 years.)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Chicagoans march in counter-protest at anti-choice rally – Matt Simonette
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicagoans-march-in-counter-protest-at-anti-choice-rally/67775.html

January 12 Evenung Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/12/21059426/chicago-dispensaries-key-takeaways-recreational-weed-sales-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— State Rep. Tom Morrison hosts ‘Coffee and Conversation’ Jan. 18 in Rolling Meadows
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200112/state-rep-tom-morrison-hosts-coffee-and-conversation-jan-18-in-rolling-meadows

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans disapprove of how Trump handled Iran conflict.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-most-americans-disapprove-of-how-trump-handled-iran-conflict/5841684/

NBC5
— Trump, Pelosi Square Off Ahead of Impeachment Trial Democrats are trying to put pressure on senators, particularly those up for reelection in 2020, to consider new testimony – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-americans-want-fair-trial-on-trump-impeachment/2200084/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-updating-birth-certificates-for-transgender-dads/2200107/

CBS2
— Edgar Gonzalez Jr., Aide To Congressman Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, Picked To Fill Vacant Illinois House Seat – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/12/edgar-gonzalez-jr-aide-to-congressman-jesus-chuy-garcia-picked-to-fill-vacant-illinois-house-seat/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Soldier from Aurora killed in Afghanistan
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/soldier-from-aurora-killed-in-afghanistan

HERALD & REVIEW
— Property tax relief group recommends expanding Illinois sales tax. Gov. Pritzker says there has to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/property-tax-relief-group-recommends-expanding-illinois-sales-tax-gov/article_3d0e331b-8b5a-542f-8072-8ce5cf0e6d73.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Community activist Edgar Gonzalez Jr., 23, named to vacant Chicago-area state House post – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Activist-23-named-to-vacant-Chicago-area-state-14969424.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gonzalez, a recent Harvard University graduate, is president of a local ward political organization and serves as a member of Garcia’s constituent services staff, according to a Saturday news release.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Four more years!’ — Supporters of President Trump rally in Joliet Local demonstrators hold up signs, cheer for President Donald Trump – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/10/four-more-years-supporters-of-president-trump-rally-in-joliet/abrnsxs/

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Shouldn’t marijuana buyers be working during the day? With the long lines to buy marijuana in Illinois during the work day, the question arises in my mind: Is this where our unemployment and welfare money goes? – Roger P. Bickel, St. Charles
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/letter-shouldn-t-marijuana-buyers-be-working-during-the-day/article_b55e10e1-ebcc-5b3c-8863-b008ac37a4fc.html

WQAD
— Sen. Anderson worries legal pot is overtaxed – JIM MERTENS
https://wqad.com/2020/01/12/this-week-sen-anderson-worries-legal-pot-is-overtaxed/

CHICAGO MORNING STAR
— The Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association has posted the legal issues related to cannabis and workplace safety. – Ivan Cease (DIERSEN: Of course, pot pushing Democrats, pot pushing Libertarians, pot pushing Greens, and pot pushing RINOs will do everything that they can to remove all restrictions on the sale and use of pot.) 
https://chicagomorningstar.com/marba-posts-legal-issues-regarding-cannabis-and-employment-status

BREITBART
— In Immigration Debate, Trump Says We Don’t Have Enough American Workers to Fill Skilled Labor Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/12/donald-trump-we-dont-have-enough-foreign-workers/
— 12 Shot, 5 Killed in Democrat-Controlled Baltimore – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/12/12-shot-5-killed-in-democrat-controlled-baltimore/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Meghan Markle, from actress to duchess to slave descendant – Paul H. Yarbrough 
https://www.commdiginews.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-from-actress-duchess-to-slave-descendant-126150/

DAILY WIRE
— Shocking Number Of Young Americans Say Other Countries Are Better Than U.S. – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: Trump-haters shout at young Americans, 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.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/shocking-number-of-young-americans-say-other-countries-are-better-than-u-s

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: ICE says Cook county released over 1000 illegals with criminal records last year after refusing detainers – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/12/ice-says-cook-county-released-over-1000-illegals-with-criminal-records-last-year-after-refusing-detainers-875118

EPOCH TIMES
— Texas Is First State to Opt Out of Accepting Refugees in 2020 – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-is-first-state-to-opt-out-of-accepting-refugees-in-2020_3201721.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at refugees, 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. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/477914-one-of-texass-largest-newspapers-blasts-governor-for-choosing-to-reject

NEW YORK TIMES
— What if Democrats Tried Real Outreach? – Kristee Paschall (DIERSEN: What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opinion/voter-turnout-2020.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’ – Elise Viebeck and Juliet Eilperin (DIERSEN: Which adverse actions do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe stress that you will have “for life?” Mine stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress how poorly many past and present Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, MTRO, Wheaton, WCC, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois leaders treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-says-trump-impeached-for-life-despite-mcconnells-gamesmanship-coverup/2020/01/12/4e75531a-3544-11ea-9541-9107303481a4_story.html
— Why America’s suburbs could be so important in 2020, visualized A look at the closest precincts from four years ago. – Philip Bump 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/10/why-americas-suburbs-could-be-so-important-2020-visualized/
— Conservatives in deep-blue Maryland strategize and commiserate – Rebecca Tan (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) were as open about what they are doing as Maryland Republicans are? Those who dominate the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO talk and/or act like they do not want me to report anything about IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO meetings and events including a) who spoke at the meetings and events, b) how many attended, or c) names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.)
https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Conservatives-in-deep-blue-Maryland-strategize-14969852.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Maryland’s strong Democratic majority seemed far away this weekend at a conference near the State House, where Republicans discussed their priorities for 2020. During speeches Saturday by elected GOP officials and party leaders, attendees booed the costly education overhaul proposal being championed by the deep-blue General Assembly, cheered raucously for President Donald Trump and poked fun at candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. In between panels about how to reduce gun-control restrictions and limit access to abortion, dozens of the party faithful exchanged business cards, snapped selfies and commiserated over being conservative in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1 and have a veto-proof majority in both chambers of the legislature. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, a moderate in his party who has frequently criticized Trump, was not present at the conference hosted by the conservative website Red Maryland. Hogan’s spokesman said the governor was invited but could not attend “because of his schedule.”)

DALLAS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at refugees, 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. 
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/01/12/presidential-contender-mike-bloomberg-calls-texas-gov-greg-abbotts-decision-on-refugees-outrageous/

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
— Navarro County Republicans discuss upcoming election – Mark Archibald (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) were as open about what they are doing as the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee is? Those who dominate the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO talk and/or act like they do not want me to report anything about IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO meetings and events including a) who spoke at the meetings and events, b) how many attended, or c) names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.)
https://www.corsicanadailysun.com/news/navarro-county-republicans-discuss-upcoming-election/article_40909998-33f1-11ea-8e90-1f2c41788c59.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana. Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, Pct. 3 Commissioner, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 and Navarro County District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance. Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris, “I’m honored to receive Harris’s support,” he said, “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.” “Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I understood how legislation would affect the people of Navarro County.” The Palestine Republican said, “without question, Elmer Tanner is the right man for the job.” Tanner will face David Foreman in the March 3 primary. Those in attendance approved the appointments of four precinct chairs who filled for office but faced no primary challenge. Precinct Chairs are instrumental helping the Republican Party get out the vote. Republicans now have 23 of 30 Navarro County precincts filled. “It’s time to get out there and shake up our precincts,” said Bobby Vickery who was appointed to Pct. 404 “It’s extremely important that we contact every Republican and make sure they get out to vote,” said Navarro County Republican Chairman Eric Meyers. “Nearly 1,000 people move to Texas every day, we need to make sure Texas stays red.” Meyers also alerted party faithful about important upcoming dates in the “consequential 2020 election year.” The last day to register to vote in the Texas primary is Feb. 3. Anyone interested may now request a ballot by mail from the Navarro County Elections Administration Office. Any requests must be returned to the Elections Office by Feb. 21. Early voting for the primary election is from Feb. 18 to 28 at the Navarro County Annex building, 601 N. 13th Street in Corsicana. The Texas primary will be March 3. Navarro County residents will have several opportunities to hear from candidates in upcoming forums, and meet and greets. The Conservative Society of Navarro County, in conjunction with the Republican Women and the Republican Party of Navarro County, will host a federal candidate meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Republican Party Headquarters, 111 W. Third Ave. in Corsicana. The Republican Women will hold a candidate forum lunch at Republican Headquarters at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Corsicana Opry/ Silver Saddle Saloon will host the Republican Party of Navarro County Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The group is finalizing plans for its March 6, Navarro County Reagan Day Dinner. The group also voted to hold the Precinct Convention at the Navarro County Courthouse on Saturday, March 14. The County Convention will be held the following week on Saturday, March 21. Republican delegates from each of Texas’s 254 counties will meet in Houston at the state convention the week of May 11-16. The Texas state Republican convention is expected to be larger than the National Republican gathering. The national convention will be in Charlotte, North Carolina in August. All other regular reports were adopted. The next meeting of the Navarro County Executive Committee will be at party headquarters in April.)

DESERET NEWS
— Unaffiliated Utah voters risk being shut out of the presidential primary — unless they do this – Sahalie Donaldson (DIERSEN: In your precinct, for the March 17 primary election, how Democrats will cast Republican ballots to do whatever damage they can to the Republican Party? Do not expect those Democrats to vote for unopposed Republican Precinct Committeemen.)
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/1/12/21055079/super-tuesday-unaffiliated-voters-presidential-primary-trump-biden-sanders

FORBES
— FEBRUARY 7, 2013 FLASHBACK: What To Do When A Co-Worker Tries To Sabotage Your Career – Jacquelyn Smith (DIERSEN: What have been the demographics most commonly shared by those who have worked the hardest against you? Most commonly, those who have worked the hardest against me either are or paint themselves as being 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. If I wrote a book about them, I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/02/07/what-to-do-when-a-co-worker-tries-to-sabotage-your-career/#e0359302f8cf

January 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump says Iranian general killed in US airstrike plotting ‘imminent’ attacks; Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-declares-iranian-generals-reign-of-terror-over/5809381/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says US took action ‘to stop a war’ in Iran – Amy Lieu
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-us-took-action-to-stop-a-war-in-iran

WGN TV
— With no standard way to test drivers for THC, suburban cops test an option – MARCELLA RAYMOND
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/02/with-no-roadside-thc-test-available-carol-stream-cops-test-out-an-option/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois presidential primary filing ends with Donald Trump facing one opponent — and it’s not Joe Walsh. Democratic delegate slates show split between establishment and progressive candidates. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-period-ends-20200104-abodkyqcondfboz6z2gifx7nxm-story.html
— Tensions soar as President Trump declares Gen. Soleimani’s ‘reign of terror’ over and Iran vows revenge – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-iran-general-killed-qassem-soleimani-20200103-o7md6ywzavaphaojwb2gqkjo5i-story.html
— United Methodist Church announces plan to split over gay marriage, clergy: ‘We have come to an impasse that can’t be bridged’ – ELYSSA CHERNEY and JAVONTE ANDERSO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-methodist-church-splits-lgbt-united-20200103-7vbcxyqivjgljiithuwn4iqnia-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-food-marijuana-dinner-house-party-tips-0108-20200103-6eiqnyshlvcc7jdfqesxhko63q-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-equity-minority-cannabis-illinois-20200103-lpo26dq6ozeofnufd4py6d24mq-story.html
— Trump takes out Iran’s architect of mayhem. Now can he de-escalate? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-iran-iraq-soleimani-pompeo-war-pentagon-20200103-4epfby7ixbcz7gyzsqxe55yp4e-story.html
— President Trump portrays himself as defender of faith for evangelicals supporters at Miami megachurch – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-faith-evangelical-supporters-20200104-fh7fxna6dzd3plp3xhtn2yhnie-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh to skip Illinois GOP presidential primary Walsh spokesman Charles Siler said the decision was made to allocate scarce resources in other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire — the states with the first 2020 votes in February. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21048849/joe-walsh-skip-home-state-illinois-gop-presidential-primary
— Illinois lawmakers, candidates react to killing of Qassem Soleimani on party lines Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush called the president an “imbecile,” while Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger approved of the strike, saying, “Mess with the bull, get the horns.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/3/21048392/iran-iraq-illinois-lawmakers-candidates-react-trump-airstrike-killing-qassem-soleimani
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/3/21048744/legal-weed-sales-second-day-illinois-marijuana-pot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “America can’t go to war behind a president who can’t be trusted.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048288/iran-qassem-soleimani-donald-trump-impeachment

DAILY HERALD
— Law enforcement agencies to host forum about religious hate crimes – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/law-enforcement-agencies-to-host-forum-about-religious-hate-crimes
— How community colleges are supporting low-income black, Latino students – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/how-community-colleges-are-supporting-low-income-black-latino-students

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A Springfield observer’s wish list for the state’s power players Just in case the governor, the speaker of the House and a few others haven’t drafted their own New Year’s resolutions yet. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/springfield-observers-wish-list-states-power-players
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/chefs-and-bartenders-see-opportunity-pot-and-cbd
— Partisan bickering threatens to derail property tax relief plan Unless resolved, the dispute will complicate—and potentially kill—any serious effort to reduce property taxes in Illinois. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/partisan-bickering-threatens-derail-property-tax-relief-plan

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Booker, Gabbard added to Illinois primary ballot – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200103/booker-gabbard-added-to-illinois-primary-ballot

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/one-day-in-demand-for-recreational-marijuana-still-sky-high/article_167bf9db-2947-5a7b-b55b-7a08060a9458.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200103/legal-pot-sales-in-illinois-hit-524-million-in-first-two-days

SOUTHERN
— What role does federal government have when enforcing marijuana laws? – Steven D. Weinhoeft
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-steven-d-weinhoeft-what-role-does-federal-government-have/article_7ae74964-dff9-5017-8dc3-b26181b5c38e.html

STATELINE
— Illinois health departments warn of marijuana risks
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-health-departments-warn-of-marijuana-risks/

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/the-faces-of-legalization-these-people-helped-bring-recreational-cannabis/article_383b632e-3598-521a-bd7b-3b5e67332126.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— For Illinois Primary, 16 Presidential Candidates File To Appear On Ballot – By BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-primary-16-candidates-file-appear-ballot#stream/0

WQAD
— Recreational marijuana buyers complain about the tax – ELEANOR TABONE
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/recreational-marijuana-buyers-complain-about-the-tax/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/legalization-weed-dealer-profile/Content?oid=76456003&mc_cid=3be3f79d16&mc_eid=c968c7978e
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cannabis-underground-community-baking-painting-yoga/Content?oid=76452408&mc_cid=3be3f79d16&mc_eid=c968c7978e

MCHENRY COUNTY CLOG
— IL-06: Both Dr. Jay Kinzler and Jeanne Ives Support President’s Actions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-06-both-dr-jay-kinzler-and-jeanne-ives-support-presidents-actions/ 
— Minimum Wage Hike Amelioration, Roll Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/minimum-wage-hike-amelioration/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Statement on Iraq Attack and General Soleimani Death and Challenge to Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-14-sue-rezin-statement-on-iraq-attack-and-general-soleimani-death-and-challenge-to-lauren-underwood/ 
— Iraq Action on Thursday More Reason to Show Support Saturday at President Trump Rally in Algonquin Hosted by Joe Ptak
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin-copy-copy/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 14TH CD REPUBLICAN SUE REZIN CALLS ON UNDERWOOD TO “SPEAK UP” ON SOLEIMANI DEATH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/14th-cd-republican-sue-rezin-calls-on-underwood-to-speak-up-on-soleimani-death.html
— LEGALIZED CANNABIS AND JB PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/legalized-cannabis-and-jb-pritzker-.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump and RNC bank $200M while Democrats exhaust ammo on primary shootout – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-and-rnc-bank-200m-while-democrats-exhaust-ammo-on-primary-shootout
— Evangelicals for Trump embraces moral political action – Jenna Ellis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/evangelicals-for-trump-embraces-moral-political-action

AMERICAN THINKER
— Minnesota governor doubles down on ‘refugees,’ rubs constituents’ faces in it – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/minnesota_governor_doubles_down_on_refugees_rubs_constituents_faces_in_it.html

BREITBART
— Poll: Republican Jeanne Ives Claims 9-Point Lead over Incumbent Democrat in IL-06 – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/03/poll-republican-jeanne-ives-claims-9-point-lead-over-incumbent-democrat-in-il-06/
— DHS Prepares Push on States Giving Drivers’ Licenses to Illegals – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/03/dhs-prepares-push-on-states-which-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegals/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Explains His Decision To Strike Iran’s Qasem Soleimani – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/03/trump-explains-strike-qasem-soleimani-iran/

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Hate Terrorists Who Kill Americans Democratic 2020 candidates and outspoken celebrities jump through hoops to use the death of the world’s most violent terrorist to attack Trump. – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/03/democrats-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-terrorists-who-kill-americans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2020/01/03/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheering

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Historians Roast the 1619 Project – RICH LOWRY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/1619-project-top-historians-criticize-new-york-times-slavery-feature/

THE HILL
— The real threat to civil rights? Trump haters – DONNA JACKSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/476438-the-real-threat-to-civil-rights-trump-haters
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To vote for a Democrat is to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/lgbtq/476643-how-lgbtq-policies-changed-dramatically-in-the-last-year
— Democrats must not take Latinos for granted – MARIA CARDONA (DIERSEN: RINOs not only take members of the following groups for granted, RINOs get rid of them: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, gun owners, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about RINOs who have dominated the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/476695-democrats-must-not-take-latinos-for-granted

NEW YORK TIMES
— United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split Over Same-Sex Marriage Under an agreement to be voted on in May, a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination would continue to ban same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian clergy. – Campbell Robertson and Elizabeth Dias
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/methodist-split-gay-marriage.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Iran and U.S. Shift to Open Confrontation in Iraq American forces are placed on alert after Tehran’s allies strike on a familiar battleground – Sune Engel Rasmussen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-and-u-s-shift-to-open-confrontation-in-iraq-11577991681
— Taiwan Turns to Facebook and Viral Memes to Counter China’s Disinformation As election nears, government heightens efforts to dispel online rumors fostered by Beijing – Chun Han Wong and Philip Wen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-turns-to-facebook-and-viral-memes-to-counter-chinas-disinformation-11578047403

SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE
— Google Company Culture Not Doing Well? – Barry Schwartz (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cultures of the following: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-company-culture-bad-28777.html

December 27 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4309511-who-can-smoke-weed-in-illinois-after-january-1st/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/26/the-rules-regarding-recreational-marijuana-in-illinois/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/27/21030851/recreational-marijuana-cannabis-legal-weed-jan-1-illinois-brighton-park

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Aurora marijuana dispensary would be across the street from Naperville where recreational sales are currently banned – ERIN HEGARTY and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-reaction-mayor-police-aurora-pot-dispensary-st-20191227-rhxjgcyburabjjovec3gcnlt2q-story.html
— It’s the future that matters – TOM HUDSON (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What do Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want you to do now and in the future? ANSWER: Engage in LGBTQ activity, have abortions, encourage mass/illegal immigration, drink booze, gamble, smoke pot, encourage abolition of the First and Second Amendments, encourage patronage, encourage political affiliation discrimination, encourage reverse discrimination, encourage age discrimination, and encourage retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Further, get rid of 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.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-weekahead-20191227-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you oppose the Wall, that is, if you oppose illegal immigration, Trump-haters glorify and praise you.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-border-wall-texas-landowners-20191226-knlz7vqnrfeyxlkaoo35b3qwfu-story.html

GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Western Illinois University explores cannabis classes – Robert Connelly
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/western-illinois-explores-cannabis-classes-20191226

WAND TV
— AAA issues warning about driving high on marijuana
https://www.wandtv.com/news/aaa-issues-warning-about-driving-high-on-marijuana/article_ee48276e-28b0-11ea-a4cc-6b8c69ad8124.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONSTRUCTION OF NAVY SHIP ‘HARVEY MILK’ BEGINS AT SAN DIEGO SHIPBUILDER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/construction-of-navy-ship-harvey-milk-begins-at-san-diego-shipbuilder.html
— U.S. CHILDREN, CHRISTIAN CHILDREN MORE LIKELY TO BE RAISED IN SINGLE-PARENT HOMES: PEW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/us-children-christian-children-more-likely-to-be-raised-in-single-parent-homes-pew.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dismiss impeachment articles – JAMES JEANBLANC
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/26/letters-to-the-editor-dismiss-impeachment-articles/

SEAN HANNITY
— TRUMP: The US Should Be a ‘Sanctuary for Law-Abiding Americans, Not Criminal Aliens’
https://hannity.com/media-room/trump-the-us-should-be-a-sanctuary-for-law-abiding-americans-not-criminal-aliens/

GOPUSA
— Nordstrom banned Salvation Army kettles because they made LGBTQ employees ‘uncomfortable’ (DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs succeed in banning 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/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81794
— Pope Francis, secure behind Vatican walls, scolds ‘stony’ hearts toward migrants
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81808

AMERICAN THINKER
— Respected veteran journalist Dennis Byrne calls out his profession for betraying its principles going after Trump – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/respected_veteran_journalist_calls_out_his_profession_for_betraying_its_principles_going_after_trump.html
— Sanctuary laws defy the will of the American people – Brian Lonergan
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/sanctuary_laws_defy_the_will_of_the_american_people.html
— The Campaign Money Industrial Complex – Robert Weissberg
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_campaign_money_industrial_complex.html
— Bernie Sanders is starting to scare them – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/bernie_sanders_is_starting_to_scare_them.html

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg’s Reparations for Illegals Are a Gift to Cartels – Alex Marlow
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/26/alex-marlow-pete-buttigiegs-reparations-for-illegals-are-a-gift-to-cartels/

DAILY WIRE
— AOC Attacks Democrats For Accepting Money From Billionaires. She Did The Same Thing. – Ryan Saavedra (DIERSEN: What percent of billionaires 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.dailywire.com/news/aoc-attacks-democrats-for-accepting-money-from-billionaires-she-did-the-same-thing

NEWSMAX
— Mexicans Joining Central Americans in Seeking Asylum
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/mexicans-us-border-asylum/2019/12/26/id/947374/

COLLEGE FIX
— 20 times leftists went berserk on campus in 2019
https://www.thecollegefix.com/video-20-times-leftists-went-berserk-on-campus-in-2019/

CREATORS
— Topics We Aren’t Allowed to Talk About – Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel
https://www.creators.com/read/tucker-carlson-neil-patel/12/19/topics-we-arent-allowed-to-talk-about

HUFFINGTON POST
— The March For LGBTQ Rights Is Storming Through Trump Country – Travis Waldron (DIERSEN: Who works the hardest against you? Those who work the hardest against me promote 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 opposing the aforesaid. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest against me. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lgbt-nondiscrimination-laws-red-states-kentucky_n_5df7fcfbe4b047e888a2be31

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/opinion/sunday/latinos-arizona-battleground.html
— ‘Everyday Supercar’: A New Corvette Puts a Target on Ferrari’s Back The $60,000 Stingray pushes its engine to the middle and expectations through the roof. – Lawrence Ulrich
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/26/business/2020-corvette-stingray.html
— 36 Corvettes, Hidden for Years in a Garage, Will Be Given Away The set of ’Vettes, one from each production year between 1953 and 1989, will be part of a sweepstakes drawing next year. – James Barron
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/business/peter-max-corvettes-contest.html
— Big Money and America’s Lost Decade Yes, the rich have too much political influence. – Paul Krugman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/26/opinion/warren-campaign-donors.html

NEW YORK POST
— Your nostalgia might say otherwise, but we’re living in the best time imaginable – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the future is ever-increasingly bright for those who 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. Ever-increasingly, the aforesaid see activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump 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. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who have dumped me and have dumped those who share my demographics.)
https://nypost.com/2019/12/26/your-nostalgia-might-say-otherwise-but-were-living-in-the-best-time-imaginable/

WASHINGTON POST
— Warren embraced the high-dollar fundraiser circuit for years — until just before her presidential campaign – Annie Linskey and Michelle Ye Hee Lee (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as being nasty vicious operatives or dupes for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/warren-embraced-the-high-dollar-fundraiser-circuit-for-years–until-just-before-her-presidential-campaign/2019/12/23/818fa02a-253b-11ea-ad73-2fd294520e97_story.html
— Colleges should be laboratories of respectful, diverse thinking. What happened? – Jay Mathews (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat educators focus on making their students 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.washingtonpost.com/local/education/colleges-should-be-laboratories-of-respectful-diverse-thinking-what-happened/2019/12/26/70d33f9e-2815-11ea-ad73-2fd294520e97_story.html

CLEVELAND
— Illinois provides the Democrats with a Midwestern base: The Flyover – Seth A. Richardson and Rich Exner
https://www.cleveland.com/politics/2019/12/illinois-provides-the-democrats-with-a-midwestern-base-the-flyover.html

SACRAMENTO BEE
— Californians will see 52 names on 2020 presidential ballots. Who are they? – BRYAN ANDERSON
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article238727478.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Rank-and-File Workers Get Bigger Raises Short supply of labor, minimum-wage rises and increased poaching have helped lift wages for lower-income workers – Eric Morath and Jeffrey Sparshott
https://www.wsj.com/articles/rank-and-file-workers-get-bigger-raises-11577442600
— Is It Inflation-Adjusted? Spot the Creeping Tax Increases for 2020 Millions of Americans pay more to Uncle Sam than they would if some key tax numbers were indexed for inflation – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-it-inflation-adjusted-spot-the-creeping-tax-increases-for-2020-11577442606
— Want to Reach Your Savings Goal in 2020? Here’s What the Research Says Will Help Whether it’s retirement or a down payment, New Year’s is one of the best times to make a financial plan, behavioral economists say. Here are some of their tips and strategies. – Anne Tergesen (DIERSEN: Beyond overwhelmingly, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have not saved anywhere near as much for their retirement as I have. According to them, I saved more because unlike them, a) I have been undeservedly healthy, b) I undeservedly avoided the draft, c) I was undeservedly grossly overpaid by the federal government, d) my wife has income, e) my wife and I undeservedly gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, e) I have not given lots of money to churches, and/or f) I undeservedly benefitted from my ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against females.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/want-to-reach-your-savings-goal-in-2020-heres-what-the-research-says-will-help-11577356205

FORBES
— The Coming Boom in Millennial Wealth – Charles Taylor
https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesrtaylor/2019/12/27/the-coming-boom-in-millennial-wealth/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO COLOR PICTURES: Those who hate America and/or hate Whites crow about their progress in promoting hatred against America and hatred against Whites. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/23/what-2010-s-obama-and-trump-meant-civil-rights-movement/4352581002/

MEDIA POST
— Advertising Regulations Take Shape As Illinois Readies For Legal Cannabis – Ken Klein (DIERSEN: Democrat television stations in Illinois, Democrat newspapers in Illinois, Democrat news websites in Illinois, and Democrat etc. in Illinois outrageously, disgustingly, knowingly, intentionally, willfully, flagrantly, and illegally violate these rules.) 
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/344968/advertising-regulations-take-shape-as-illinois-rea.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The rules in Illinois resemble an emerging regulatory framework: – No false or misleading claims – No promotion of overconsumption – No depiction of consumption – No health/therapeutic claims – No images of cannabis leaves or buds – No images likely to appeal to minors such as cartoons – No ads on public transit vehicles or shelters – No promotion of sales by giving away products or conducting games/competitions related to consumption – Buffer zone (1,000 feet) from schools, parks, libraries, playgrounds, rec centers, or game arcades that allow those under 21)

ALTERNET
— Former Democratic NJ congressman poised to regret joining Trump’s GOP over impeachment: He’s ‘alienated a lot of people’ (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who claim to get elected to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but after they are elected, they dump their constituents who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on such elected officials in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have dumped me. I would focus on those who have promoted dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.alternet.org/2019/12/former-democratic-nj-congressman-poised-to-regret-joining-trumps-gop-over-impeachment-hes-alienated-a-lot-of-people/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to Griffith — who went back to being a Democrat — Van Drew has “alienated a lot of people who put their faith in him.” Michael Suleiman, chairman of the Atlantic County Democratic Committee in South Jersey, told New York Magazine that Van Drew burned a lot of bridges when he became a Republican and stressed that he is “now persona non grata with Democrats.” Suleiman asserted, “No one likes a weasel, and no one likes a turncoat.”)

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Year in review: The state of press freedom in 2019 (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout the loudest that I am not a journalist. According to them, you are NOT a journalist UNLESS a) you are paid for what you do, b) you claim to be non-partisan, and c) you have a college degree in journalism. While I do not have a degree in journalism, I worked for GAO as an Analyst for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. What GAO Analysts do is very similar to want journalist do.)
https://mailchi.mp/cpj/year-in-review-the-state-of-press-freedom-in-2019

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the leaders of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations and the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party doing to get out the Republican vote ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_out_the_vote ) for the March 17, 2020 Republican primary election? Does your Republican township/ward/county party organization have an election headquarters up and running? Which of the offices on the Republican primary ballot for your precinct have contested races? QUESTION: On what do you base your opinion/criticism of leaders of political organizations? ANSWER: I base my opinion/criticism of leaders on political organizations on the experience that I gained a) serving as the Chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, b) serving on the Steering Committee of Illinois Center Right Coalition 2003-2007, c) serving as the webmaster for the Milton Township Republican Central Committee 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, d) serving as a director of the American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter 2001-2004, e) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, and f) serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

December 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Warren builds Illinois staff as March primary presidential filing begins with new year – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-elizabeth-warren-illinois-staff-2020-20191221-q2zu5vx6l5e37fmfczumfyzdgi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s tax cut was a mammoth fraud.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-tax-cut-2017-chapman-20191220-pp6eha6ktbhyxpwiagcrzuvqmm-story.html
— Looking into the 2020s with 20/20 foresight? Here are a few fearless guesses about life in the near future. – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: During the 2020s, how successful will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs be in getting rid of 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.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-2020s-decade-predictions-zorn-20191221-zgal34srkvatlmb5ouv2qsljtm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Buzzkill: Oregon bans cannabis-infused alcoholic beverages – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191220/business/312209880/
— Second Amendment Sanctuary push aims to defy new gun laws – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191221/news/312219955/
— Agency On Aging Northeastern Illinois rebrands as AgeGuide (DIERSEN: What do you stress to defend yourself against age discrimination? I stress that no health problem, or any other kind of problem, has stopped me from putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening too since 2015.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191221/agency-on-aging-northeastern-illinois-rebrands-as-ageguide

NBC5
— Pope Denounces ‘Rigidity’ Amid Warning of Christian Decline Francis’ message appeared aimed at conservative and traditionalist Catholics, including within the Vatican Curia, who have voiced increasing opposition to his progressive-minded papacy (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being “too conservative.” They want me to join them in not opposing the promotion of the following if not promoting the following: 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, etc.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pope-denounces-rigidity-amid-warning-of-christian-decline/2191886/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— U.S. Senate/IL-06/IL-14: Federal Government Funded Through 9/30/20
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/u-s-senate-il-06-il-14-federal-government-funded-through-9-30-20/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/21/death-toll-in-india-citizenship-law-protests-climb/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Congress leaves impeachment up in the air until January – Susan Ferrechio 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress-leaves-impeachment-up-in-the-air-until-january
— Buttigieg pledges support for Latino American national museum – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-pledges-support-for-latino-american-national-museum

AMERICAN THINKER
— John Kass to press: Burn your bad sources or lose your credibility – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/kass_to_press_burn_your_bad_sources_or_lose_your_credibility.html
— Christianity Today Betrays the Truth – Bill Thomas
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/christianity_today_betrays_the_truth.html
— Democrats sneak provision into defense bill to empower future presidents to amnesty millions of illegals – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/democrats_sneak_provision_into_defense_bill_to_empower_future_presidents_to_amnesty_millions_of_illegals.html

NEWSMAX
— Christianity Today Was ‘Never Trumper’ Before Impeachment – David A. Patten 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/christianitytoday-trump-impeachment/2019/12/20/id/946860/

BREITBART
— President Trump, Rush Limbaugh Address Students at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/watch-live-president-trump-rush-limbaugh-address-students-at-turning-point-usas-student-action-summit/
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw Hits the Stage at Turning Point USA Event – ALANA MASTRANGEL
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/watch-live-rep-dan-crenshaw-hits-the-stage-at-turning-point-usa-event/
— Brooks: Delaying Articles Makes Impeachment Look ‘More Political’ – The House Doesn’t Control the Process – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/21/brooks-delaying-articles-makes-impeachment-look-more-political-the-house-doesnt-control-the-process/
— Michael Bloomberg Claims ‘21 Students Are Shot Every Day’ Under Trump – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/michael-bloomberg-claims-21-students-are-shot-every-day-under-trump/
— Bernie Sanders Reaches Highest Support Among College Students – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/bernie-sanders-reaches-highest-support-among-college-students/
— Tucker Carlson Exposes D.C. ‘Conservatives’ for Doing Big Tech’s Bidding – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/12/21/tucker-carlson-exposes-d-c-conservatives-for-doing-big-techs-bidding/
— DOJ Moves Forward with Harvard Admissions Investigation – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/12/21/doj-moves-forward-with-harvard-admissions-investigation/

TOWNHALL
— Why Do Liberals Hate Trump? – John C. Goodman
https://townhall.com/columnists/johncgoodman/2019/12/21/why-do-liberals-hate-trump-n2558238

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump’s Shocking the World with the Most Conservatism Since Reagan
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/20/trumps-shocking-the-establishment-with-the-conservatism-since-reagan/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Family Arrives in Florida to Spend Christmas and New Year – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-family-arrives-in-florida-to-spend-christmas-and-new-year_3181478.html
— Trump Energizes GOP, Optimism for Winning Back House Despite Demographic Trends – MASOOMA HAQ
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-energizes-gop-optimism-for-winning-back-house-despite-demographic-trends_3176230.html

THE HILL
— Why are Americans not going to college? Fall 2019 shows college enrollments declining for the eighth year in a row. – Alexandra Kelley (DIERSEN: My father stressed that his not having a college degree harmed his career advancement.)
https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/education/474875-why-are-americans-not-going-to-college

CNBC
— How Ruth Bader Ginsburg stays optimistic and ‘hopeful’ about the future – Cory Stieg (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding Trump’s efforts to defend the following groups, it is ever-increasingly difficult for the following groups, especially in Illinois, to be optimistic about their future because ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs make progress in getting rid of them: those who are 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.cnbc.com/2019/12/19/ruth-bader-ginsberg-says-young-people-keep-her-optimistic-about-future.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Fear and Loyalty: How Donald Trump Took Over the Republican Party The president demands complete fealty, and as the impeachment hearings showed, he has largely attained it. To cross him is to risk a future in G.O.P. politics. – Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/us/politics/trump-impeachment-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Buttigieg shifts to center, embodying the Democratic primary’s rightward drift – Chelsea Janes
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/buttigieg-shifts-to-the-center-embodying-the-democratic-primarys-rightward-drift/2019/12/21/bc1dea68-1df1-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

USA TODAY
— Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit – Grace Hauck
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/21/chicago-recreational-marijuana-dispensary-owners-diversity/4366180002/

PEW RESEARCH
— In a Politically Polarized Era, Sharp Divides in Both Partisan Coalitions Partisanship remains biggest factor in public’s political values Partisanship continues to be the dividing line in the American public’s political attitudes, far surpassing differences by age, race and ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, religious affiliation or other factors. Yet there are substantial divisions within both parties on fundamental political values, views of current issues and the severity of the problems facing the nation. (DIERSEN: If you promote the following, you should be a Democrat, Libertarian, or Green, and if you discourage the following, you should be a Republican: 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.)
https://www.people-press.org/2019/12/17/in-a-politically-polarized-era-sharp-divides-in-both-partisan-coalitions/
— 10 tech-related trends that shaped the decade – BROOKE AUXIER, MONICA ANDERSON AND MADHU KUMAR
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/12/20/10-tech-related-trends-that-shaped-the-decade/

December 18 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/hundreds-gather-for-rally-ahead-of-trump-impeachment-vote/2190395/#new_tab
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/cannabis-in-illinois-how-will-the-new-law-work/2190484/

WGN TV
— Chicago aldermen call for delay in legal weed sales, as growers ramp up production – MIKE LOWE (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who lead minorities, females, younger people, etc. should urge them to NOT sell/use pot. Sooner or later, those who sell/use pot will become destitute and wards of the state.) 
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/17/chicago-aldermen-call-for-delay-in-legal-weed-sales-as-growers-ramp-up-production/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/17/qa-what-to-know-when-recreational-marijuana-becomes-legal-in-illinois-jan-1/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/rallies-held-in-chicago-suburbs-urging-house-to-impeach-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The president is very likely to be impeached tonight. Here’s what else to watch for. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-what-to-watch-20191218-wkbqltppkfdhjhw5gioj3upbsq-story.html
— What price does the republic pay for Trump resistance at all costs? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-trump-resistance-costs-kass-20191218-az5v7xxyxbfktlxe4i5qwqdyqi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: On eve of House impeachment vote, Chicago-area residents rally in support of ousting President Trump – MORGAN GREENE, ERIN HEGARTY and TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-trump-impeachment-protest-20191218-jayg7xjjnjaftdlhktzzqlvzou-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-impeachment-vote-illinois-democrats-20191218-yb2y4bmj4nhkteru4ujrfj4uou-story.html
— Oak Lawn expects to reap at least $500K from ‘penny per push’ video gaming tax, believed to be first of its kind in Illinois – ZAK KOESKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-oak-law-push-tax-st-1218-20191217-xxk6rbzwdjauzmewnuhe6supjq-story.html
— Sports betting is coming to your phone in Illinois. That means big money for the state — and big worries about addiction. – John Keilman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-online-sports-betting-illinois-20191218-teohp6ahb5hfnhg7izy5dxppbi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The worst of Trump is yet to come — and his Republican sycophants fear it The president will invent any lie if it suits his purpose. That behavior is only going to get worse after the impeachment of Trump fails to result in a fair Senate trial.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/17/21026298/phil-kadner-president-donald-trump-republican-party-2020-election-gop-senate-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville’s new mission: ‘Creating inclusive community’ – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-hating Democrats use isolated incidents by isolated people to justify painting Naperville as being full of Republicans who are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191218/napervilles-new-mission-creating-inclusive-community
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PHOTO OF UNDERWOOD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191217/underwood-says-shell-back-impeachment-shes-taking-a-political-risk-doing-so
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191217/impeachment-rallies-held-across-suburbs-as-house-vote-nears
— DuPage Airport operations highest since 2005
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191218/dupage-airport-operations-highest-since-2005

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— We need to hit pause on Chicago marijuana sales Equity and justice depend on it, members of the aldermanic Black Caucus write. Act now, or there will be zero African American, Latinx or female owners licensed to run cannabis shops. – CHICAGO ALDERMANIC BLACK CAUCUS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, those who lead minorities, females, younger people, etc. should urge them to NOT sell/use pot. Sooner or later, those who sell/use pot will become destitute and wards of the state.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/we-need-hit-pause-chicago-marijuana-sales

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191217/pro-impeachment-supporters-to-davis-lahood-choose-country-over-party

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: McLean County promotes pot in its unincorporated areas.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-board-decides-to-regulate-not-ban-cannabis-related/article_8c537679-b8e5-53d5-b431-0605f497af67.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Immigration issues the topic of Casten town hall in Glen Ellyn Casten criticized President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda during the 90-minute gathering. – Megann Horstead (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?) 
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/16/immigration-issues-the-topic-of-casten-town-hall-in-glen-ellyn/aphi8l0/

BUGLE NEWSPAPERS
— Pritzker expected to sign letter consenting to refugee resettlement New Trump administration policy requires state and local consent (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
https://www.buglenewspapers.com/story/2019/12/12/news/pritzker-expected-to-sign-letter-consenting-to-refugee-resettlement/774.html

WCIA
— Syverson secured rare Senate floor access for rock star who promoted casino – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/syverson-secured-rare-senate-floor-access-for-rock-star-who-promoted-casino/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a brazen move that violated Senate rules, state Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) brought Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Rick Nielsen, the guitarist for Cheap Trick, onto the chamber floor in May during a sensitive time when his colleagues were considering whether or not to approve a Rockford casino and when Nielsen was lobbying support for one. Nielsen stands to gain significant personal wealth if the Illinois Gaming Board approves the Hard Rock casino bid because his wife invested in the project. Nielsen is also in business with Syverson through the Stockholm Inn in Rockford. On May 15th, Nielsen visited the statehouse to build support for the Rockford casino project. During his visit, he staged a public press conference from the statehouse press room, sought an audience with the governor, and passed out guitar picks to legislators on the floor in the House and Senate, all in support of approving a Rockford casino.)

WAND
— Champaign votes to allow refugee resettlement (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?) 
https://www.wandtv.com/news/champaign-votes-to-allow-refugee-resettlement/article_8c218ce4-2138-11ea-b0ea-9f18ae460efd.html

WPSD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Activists in Carbondale demand Bost support impeachment of President Trump – Logan Gay
https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/activists-in-carbondale-demand-bost-support-impeachment-of-president-trump/article_a53bb526-214a-11ea-b67f-33712f81b509.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Governor Pritzker says Illinois will continue to welcome refugees (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?) 
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/governor-pritzker-says-illinois-will-continue-to-welcome-refugees

TRI STATE HOMEPAGE
— Gov. Pritzker writes letter welcoming refugees to Illinois (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/gov-pritzker-writes-letter-welcoming-refugees-to-illinois/

EVANSTON NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Dump Trump’ supporters gather downtown – Bill Smith
https://evanstonnow.com/story/government/bill-smith/2019-12-17/83790/dump-trump-supporters-gather-downtown

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Pritzker Welcomes Refugees (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/138360/ 
— Local Legislators Criticize Taxpayer Gifts of $50 to Each Newborn for College Fund
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/local-legislators-criticize-taxpayer-gifts-of-50-to-each-newborn-for-college-fund/ 
— County Board Member Chuck Wheeler Seeks Second Amendment Sanctuary Status for McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/wheeler-seeks-second-amendment-sanctuary-status-for-mchenry-county/ 
— IL-14: Reactions to Lauren Underwood’s Impeachment Decision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/il-14-reactions-to-lauren-underwoods-impeachment-decision/ 
— President Turns to God in Face of Impeachment Today
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/president-turns-to-god-in-face-of-impeachment-today/ 
— Difference in Value of Homestead Exemption in Cook County and Elsewhere
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/difference-in-value-of-homestead-exemption-in-cook-county-and-elsewhere/ 
— The Woodstock Impeach Trump Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/the-woodstock-impeach-trump-rally/

CAPITOL FAX
— Did Syverson’s guest violate Senate rules?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/18/did-syversons-guest-violate-senate-rules/
— Pritzker sends president a letter consenting to receive refugees (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/17/pritzker-sends-president-a-letter-consenting-to-receive-refugees/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republicans vow to impeach next Democratic president – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-vow-to-impeach-next-democratic-president
— McConnell wants quick impeachment dismissal vote: ‘We’ve heard enough’ – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mcconnell-wants-quick-impeachment-dismissal-vote-weve-heard-enough

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— China Violates Disclosure Law to Publish Propaganda in New York Times, Washington Post – Yuichiro Kakutani
China Daily gave media outlets millions to publish ads disguised as news stories
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/china-flouts-fed-law-to-publish-propaganda-in-ny-times-wapo/

GOPUSA
— Supreme Court Affirms the Right to Destroy Cities
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81344

AMERICAN THINKER
— Illegals and the American Birthright – Noel S. Williams (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will hint/imply/argue/shout that you stole everything that you have.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/illegals_and_the_american_birthright.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Pete Buttigieg, supposedly one of the more moderate Democrat candidates for president, believes that illegal aliens are just reclaiming stolen land. I can picture him toting one of those mischievous banners popular with the Open Borders mobs: “we didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us.” Not only is that historical bunk, but it is illegal aliens who are stealing stuff, including our finite resources and, ultimately, our American birthright. Whose land, exactly, was “stolen”? Who crossed whose border? Many Tejanos who lived in Texas wanted to break away from Mexico and supported the Texas revolution. After smiting Santa Anna and declaring independence, they favored annexation by the United States. Similarly, in Alta California, most new settlers and Californios (Hispanic natives of California) supported a revolt against the unstable Mexican government. Even before the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Californios incited several revolts against the Mexican government, as outlined in this National Park Service lesson. After giving them a thorough whipping in the war — U.S. forces even raised the Stars and Stirpes over the Halls of Montezuma in Mexico City — the U.S. magnanimously paid Mexico $15 million, and several more millions to pay off Mexican debt to U.S. citizens. Considering the Louisiana Purchase, comprising more land, also cost about $15 million, an interpretation is that Mexico, having been soundly humiliated in battle, can be thankful we anted up at all. After all, they desperately petitioned for peace. Whose land was stolen? Mexico only controlled the land they relinquished in the Mexican Cession for one short generation, and our financial payments generously helped alleviate their financial crisis.)

BREITBART
— American Taxpayers Continue Funding Border Walls — in the Middle East – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/17/american-taxpayers-continue-funding-border-walls-in-the-middle-east/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Spare Us Your Amnesty’: DHS Rips Mayor De Blasio For Defending Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Aliens – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/17/dhs-rips-de-blasio-over-drivers-licenses/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Never Trumpers Gear Up for 2020 with Times Square Billboard, Super PAC
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/17/never-trumpers-gear-up-for-2020/

TOWNHALL
— Out of the Shadows… and Into the Voting Booth? – Michelle Malkin
https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/12/18/out-of-the-shadows-and-into-the-voting-booth-n2558185
— DHS Explains Why New York Allowing Illegal Immigrant Drivers License Hinders Catching Criminals – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2019/12/17/dhs-explains-why-new-york-allowing-illegal-immigrant-drivers-license-hinders-catc-n2558171

CAMPUS REFORM
— Conservative student group alleges smear campaign by college employee A conservative student group at College of Lake County in Illinois says a college employee led a smear campaign against it. The group told Campus Reform that it filed a formal complaint after the employee allegedly posted flyers around campus calling it a “hate group.” – Alec Stone
https://campusreform.org/?ID=14117

THE HILL
— Democrats set to take historic step of impeaching Trump – MIKE LILLIS AND OLIVIA BEAVERS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475014-democrats-set-to-take-historic-step-of-impeaching-trump
— Trump seethes over impending impeachment – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474986-trump-seethes-over-impending-impeachment

CBS NEWS
— Pro-Trump demonstrators to serenade Capitol Hill ahead of impeachment vote – MELISSA QUINN
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-impeachment-protest-pro-trump-demonstrators-serenade-capitol-hill-ahead-impeachment-vote-today-2019-12-18/
— Conservative Trump detractors, including George Conway, launch group aimed at defeating Trump in 2020 – MELISSA QUINN
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/george-conway-and-group-of-trump-critics-launch-the-lincoln-project-aimed-at-defeating-trump-in-2020/

CNBC
— George Conway and other conservative Trump critics form super PAC to battle president in 2020 – AP
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/17/george-conway-other-conservatives-critics-form-super-pac-to-battle-trump.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— India Adopts the Tactic of Authoritarians: Shutting Down the Internet India, the world’s largest democracy, shuts down the internet far more than any other country. This week, 60 million people — roughly the size of France — have no service. – Jeffrey Gettleman, Vindu Goel and Maria Abi-Habib (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to shut down a) me, b) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) www.gopillinois.com. Ever-increasing, everyone can see who my critics/opponents are by how they treat a) me, b) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) www.gopillinois.com. If I do not promote a Republican event in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, it is because the event organizers a) did not notify me of the event or b) did not want me to promote the event. If I do not report on a Republican event, it is because the event organizers a) did not want me to report on the event or b) I was not able to attend the event. Because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, I cannot attend many events, especially those that require substantial travel time. The less conservative that event organizers are, the less likely that they will a) notify me of their events, b) ask me to promote their events, c) invite me to attend their events, and/or d) ask me to report on their events.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/world/asia/india-internet-modi-protests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/opinion/transgender-rights-democrats.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Denmark denied refugees asylum by arguing it’s safe for them to go home to Syria – Miriam Berger
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/12/18/denmark-denied-refugees-asylum-by-arguing-its-safe-them-go-home-syria/

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: How long have your ancestors been in America? Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more reparations that you owe, 
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2019/12/16/black-white-tucker-family-meet-confront-slavery-history/4412970002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, those who support the SALT cap demonize, denigrate, and condemn those like me who pay more than $10,000 a year in SALT taxes as being undeservedly filthy rich. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-salt-sleight-of-hand-11576628213
— Trump’s Tough Letter on Impeachment Is Written in Style of His Tweets The president criticized Democrats’ motives in a strongly-worded letter to Speaker Pelosi – Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-tough-letter-on-impeachment-is-written-in-style-of-his-tweets-11576620051
— Trump Denounces House Democrats as Impeachment Vote Looms Pelosi calls president’s letter ‘really sick’ ahead of Wednesday’s planned debate and vote – Natalie Andrews, Lindsay Wise and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-largely-united-on-impeachment-as-vote-looms-11576597334
— The Changing Face of Immigration Most of those crossing into the U.S. illegally used to be Mexican men seeking work. Now it is families and unaccompanied minors from Central America seeking asylum. – Alicia A. Caldwell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-changing-face-of-immigration-11576630807
— How the U.S. Became a Nation Divided Political, cultural and economic gaps have hardened amid anxiety born of the financial crisis and a fundamental argument over American values – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-u-s-became-a-nation-divided-11576630802
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Youth Marijuana Vaping on the Rise, Researchers Say The number of adolescents vaping marijuana and THC oil is rising, a worrisome trend amid a surge in lung ailments, researchers said – Brianna Abbott
https://www.wsj.com/articles/youth-marijuana-vaping-on-the-rise-researchers-say-11576645261
— The Democrats Could Re-Elect Trump in 2020 On the campaign trail he’ll say they’ve been out to get him from his first day in office. He won’t be wrong. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-democrats-could-re-elect-trump-in-2020-11576626559
— How the Definition of an American Family Has Changed There were fewer nuclear families and many more alternative arrangements, such as unmarried parents – Ellen Byron (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-definition-of-an-american-family-has-changed-11576418401

BLOOMBERG
— McConnell Plots Path to Deliver Swift Trump Acquittal by Senate – Steven T. Dennis and Laura Litvan
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-17/mcconnell-plots-path-to-deliver-swift-trump-acquittal-by-senate

NBC5 New Hampshire
— Lebanon to vote on resolution permitting refugee resettlement Resolution is in response to an executive order issued in September by Trump – Nathaniel Reed (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
https://www.mynbc5.com/article/city-to-vote-on-resolution-permitting-refugee-resettlement/30261871#

KVRR
— Clay County Commission votes to accept refugees – Austin Erickson (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
https://www.kvrr.com/2019/12/17/clay-county-commission-votes-to-accept-refugees/

MONDAQ
— Illinois Amends Recreational Cannabis Law To Protect Drug Testing By Employers – Condon A. McGlothlen, Marc R. Jacobs and Adam R. Young
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/x/876370/Illinois+Amends+Recreational+Cannabis+Law+To+Protect+Drug+Testing+By+Employers

PBS
— What Trump’s refugee policies could mean for places like Bowling Green, Kentucky (DIERSEN: Did those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois vote to allow refugee resettlement? If the voters in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois had been allowed to vote on this, how would the majority have voted? How strongly do the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans?)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-trumps-refugee-policies-could-mean-for-places-like-bowling-green-kentucky

LBGTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activists crow about their success in getting Chick-fil-A and Hallmark to dump individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/12/religious-right-melting-chick-fil-hallmark-channel-month/

NEW INDIA TIMES
— Indian-American businessman from Illinois Krishna Bansal running for U.S. Congress (DIERSEN: Speakers at the campaign kick-off rally at the Bolingbrook Golf Club included Chirico, DeMonte, Grogan, Ives, Jani, Keller, Kuma, Schneider, and Senger. Attendees included Anderson, Balich, Carlyle, Coyne, Edmier, Felice, George, Hanson, Hois, Holder, Jorgensen, Kelly, Lauzen, Lawlor, McCluskey, Mitchell, Rilley, Ruhl, Schultz, Simone, Vician, Ward, Yurgaitis, and Zahm. The host committee included many of the aforesaid plus Batinick, Caprio, Claar, Daily, Hartwell, Hunt, Mervine, Nathwani, Pearson, Sharma, Wheeler, and Wehrli.)
http://www.newsindiatimes.com/indian-american-businessman-from-illinois-running-for-u-s-congress/

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Rich nations urged to do ‘fair share’ as global refugee meet begins (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) charge Republicans with not doing enough to help refugees and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/rich-nations-urged-to-do-fair-share-as-global-refugee-meet-begins/articleshow/72844250.cms

December 17 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Black market likely to get bigger when pot becomes legal – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-naperville-letters-st-1222-20191216-ofpek3zivjec5c4ugihdm7ppai-story.html
— As recreational pot is about to become legal in Illinois, Pritzker administration warns it will crack down on ‘bad actors’ who affect medical cannabis availability – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortages-letter-20191217-jz64jyh3t5htjjtafn63sgouhi-story.html
— Lawsuit filed by Wheaton cop who alleged sex and age discrimination is dismissed, but judge says dearth of female leaders in department ‘raises an eyebrow’ – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-wheaton-lawsuit-dismissed-20191216-tckmd3xgejgkljoieyahyn7muy-story.html
— Jesse Jackson pushes Nicor to bring long-sought natural gas line to impoverished Pembroke Township in Kankakee County – John Keilman (DIERSEN: Pembroke Township was one of the areas that I was assigned to collect delinquent taxes in while I worked for IRS in its Harvey office 1972-1973.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-pembroke-nicor-gas-jackson-20191217-3lxvyxklwvgshfbxznbh3t5gyy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker expected to sign letter consenting to refugee resettlement New Trump administration policy requires state and local consent. – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: What do Illinois Democrats say to refugees about Illinois Republicans?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/12/16/21025402/pritzker-refugee-resettlement-letter-consent-illinois
— Trump impeachment: Pre-vote skirmish expected at Tuesday Rules Committee hearing On Monday, a spokesman for Rep. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., said he would vote yes on both impeachment articles. Lipinski faces two major March Democratic primary opponents who support impeachment. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/16/21025278/trump-impeachment-tuesday-rules-committee-hearing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is leading a revolution that is destroying America.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/16/21025153/jesse-jackson-trump-republicans-impeachment-trial-house-of-represenatives-2020

DAILY HERALD
— Pritzker expected to give consent for refugees to resettle in Illinois – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: What do Illinois Democrats say to refugees about Illinois Republicans?) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191216/pritzker-expected-to-give-consent-for-refugees-to-resettle-in-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “As the great grandson of a Jewish refugee from Ukraine, the president’s attacks on immigrant families are deeply personal to me,” Pritzker said in an email statement. . .According to a tally kept by World Relief, 24 other governors and more than 60 municipalities already have submitted consent letters. Among the local communities listed is DuPage County. . .”It’s not just the Chicagoland area, in which most people think refugees are going,” she said “It’s places like Aurora and DuPage and Moline, which is where Global Relief has offices.)
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College promotes pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191217/oakton-partnership-offers-students-a-path-to-jobs-in-the-cannabis-industry
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191216/oakton-leverages-cannabis-curriculum-to-create-stem-pathway

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot floats the idea of weed co-ops As the Jan. 1 start of recreational marijuana sales approaches, the mayor is focusing more attention on diversity and equity. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/lightfoot-floats-idea-weed-co-ops
— Changing the narrative isn’t a credible strategy, Governor It’s a transparent attempt to substitute political spin for sorely needed action. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/changing-narrative-isnt-credible-strategy-governor

MEDILL REPORTS
— AUTO-VOTER REGISTRATION IN ILLINOIS NOT COMPLYING WITH LAW, EXPERTS SAY – Megan Sauer
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/auto-voter-registration-in-illinois-not-complying-with-law-experts-say/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Spending deal would end two-decade freeze on gun research – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/spending-deal-ends-two-decade-freeze-on-gun-safety-research/
— GOP governors push Trump to scale back employment licensing regulations – Trevor Shirley (DIERSEN: I became a licensed CPA in 1981 when I was 32 years old.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/gop-governors-push-trump-to-scale-back-employment-licensing-regulations/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— George P. Bush, the son of Jeb Bush, headlined the holiday luncheon hosted by Illinois Republican leaders and supporters, including Richard Porter, Jay Bergman, Sanford “Sandy” Perl and Kim Godden. Bush talked immigration, politics and baseball. He said even though his family has spoken out against Republican Donald Trump, he’d be supporting him in 2020. Part of the program included a word association game that equated Texas with opportunity and Illinois with, well, none. (Seems harsh.) Spotted in the crowd at the estate of Gene and Georgetti in Rosemont were business leaders Ty Fahner and Bill Kunkler, state House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, former Congressmen Peter Roskam and Bob Dold, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Rosemont Mayor and state Rep. Brad Stephens, former state Comptroller Leslie Munger, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon, political fundraiser Lisa Wagner, political consultant Thom Serafin and public affairs consultant Brian Bernadoni. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/12/17/bumps-in-cannabis-road-lipinski-will-vote-to-impeach-bradys-big-bucks-487920

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 17, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ treasurer calls on President Trump to support surrendering billions in unclaimed U.S. savings bonds for states to find rightful owners – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-treasurer-calls-on-president-trump-to-support-surrendering-billions/article_e7071c4c-2042-11ea-9d5f-93aa1669df2c.html

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Illegals Line Up Early for Newly Available NY Driver’s Licenses Law faced multiple suits, one of which is ongoing – Graham Piro 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/new-york-enacts-law-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-get-drivers-licenses/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left Lines Up With the Terrorists – Civis Americanus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_left_lines_up_with_the_terrorists.html

BREITBART
— Impeachment Backfire: Polling Shows Trump Surge Against All Democrat Contenders in Last Month – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/16/impeachment-backfire-polling-shows-trump-surge-against-all-democrat-contenders-in-last-month/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘This Will Protect Criminals’: Homeland Security Blasts New York Law Allowing Illegal Aliens To Get Driver’s Licenses – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/16/dhs-new-york-green-light-allow-illegal-alien-driver-license/

NEWSMAX
— Trump ‘Disdainers’ Worse Than the Haters, But Equally Irrelevant – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/trump-haters-disdainers-impeachment/2019/12/16/id/946109/

PJ NEWS MEDIA
— New Jersey Gives Illegals Driver’s Licenses. How Long Before They Get the Vote? – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/new-jersey-gives-illegals-drivers-licenses-how-long-before-they-get-the-vote/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Rand Paul vs. Google and Facebook – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/rand-paul-backs-bill-letting-newspapers-negotiate-better-deals-with-google-facebook/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Kentucky senator backs antitrust exemption letting newspapers negotiate better terms from the tech giants. Kentucky senator Rand Paul is signing on to a bill attempting to help a struggling industry, print and digital news organizations, by giving them more power to negotiate the terms under which Google and Facebook may distribute their content. Current antitrust law forbids news organizations from banding together to negotiate terms of distribution and advertising rates, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act would provide a four-year exemption to existing antitrust laws for “news content creators” to collectively negotiate with “online content distributors” that have at least one billion active users each month (i.e., Google and Facebook). “Government threatens the viability of trusted news sources through old and outdated restrictions on the ability of those sources to survive in an evolving media environment,” Paul said in a written statement Monday to National Review. “We need to get government out of the way, which is why in addition to cosponsoring the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2019, I will also be introducing legislation to free broadcast media from the chains that restrict their ability to better serve their customers.”)

THE HILL
— GOP set to make life difficult for Democrats on impeachment – OLIVIA BEAVERS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474821-gop-set-to-make-life-difficult-for-democrats-on-impeachment

POLITICO
— Trump’s Been President for 3 Years. Why Is Federal Morale Dropping Now? An annual survey of the federal workforce notches its first decline in employee engagement since 2014. How bad are things, really? – MICHAEL STRATFORD
https://www.politico.com/news/agenda/2019/12/17/government-morale-trump-federal-administration-084835

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump threatens to bypass Commission on Presidential Debates
https://apnews.com/c4e1bbc13ccdec5953a66f3002974899

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Back Impeachment of Trump as House Vote Nears Several vulnerable freshmen who had expressed reservations about the effort said they would vote to impeach President Trump, despite the political risks. – Michael D. Shear
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/us/politics/judiciary-committee-impeachment.html
— Praise for Rep. Van Drew From Trump, Scorn From Those at Home The New Jersey Democrat has quickly become anathema to people on both sides of the political divide after news spread he planned to switch parties. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/nyregion/jeff-van-drew-democrat-republican.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: As Protests Rage on Citizenship Bill, Is India Becoming a Hindu Nation? Several people have been killed as unrest spreads to new corners of the country. Many see the passage of a new law as anti-Muslim. – Jeffrey Gettleman and Maria Abi-Habib
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/16/world/asia/india-citizenship-protests.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Nixon was bad. Trump is much worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nixon-was-bad-trump-is-much-worse/2019/12/16/f1edb280-2045-11ea-a153-dce4b94e4249_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Voter Theft That Wasn’t A Wisconsin judge enforces the law. Liberals cry foul. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-voter-theft-that-wasnt-11576540787
— Peter Thiel at Center of Facebook’s Internal Divisions on Politics Billionaire investor thinks political-ad policy shouldn’t change; some directors and executives disagree – Emily Glazer, Deepa Seetharaman and Jeff Horwitz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/peter-thiel-at-center-of-facebooks-internal-divisions-on-politics-11576578601
— Protests Over India’s New Citizenship Law Widen Critics of legislation, which disadvantages some Muslim immigrants, say Prime Minister Modi is undermining country’s secular foundation – Krishna Pokharel and Newley Purnell
https://www.wsj.com/articles/protests-over-indias-new-citizenship-law-widen-11576501527
— Make Your Job Application Robot-Proof It takes planning to make sure AI gatekeepers don’t bounce your résumé—sometimes for arbitrary reasons—before a human can make a call – Sue Shellenbarger
https://www.wsj.com/articles/make-your-job-application-robot-proof-11576492201
— Achieving Quantum Wokeness Political correctness barges into a computer science breakthrough. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/achieving-quantum-wokeness-11576540808

FORTUNE
— Paid Parental Leave for Fed Workers Could Spur Wider Changes – AP (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://fortune.com/2019/12/16/paid-parental-leave-federal-workers/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that citizens of foreign countries are better than citizens of America. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/17/why-immigration-is-so-important-in-the-global-race-for-talent/#40a8ec2f1022

USA TODAY
— 92% of Americans think their basic rights are being threatened, new poll shows – Joshua Bote (DIERSEN: Democrats want government to take away rights, money, opportunities, etc. from those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/16/most-americans-think-their-basic-rights-threatened-new-poll-shows/4385967002/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Paid federal parental leave will cost $3.3B over 5 years, but that’s not the whole story – Scott Maucione
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/pay-benefits/2019/12/paid-federal-parental-leave-will-cost-3-3b-over-5-years-but-thats-not-the-whole-story/

FED WEEK
— DoD Bill Returns Focus to Probationary Period Issue (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious that when I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, because I had been under a probationary period at IRS, I was not under a probationary period at GAO. Nevertheless, they did everything that they could to get rid of me. GAO audits IRS. They kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They gave me unfair performance expectations and unfair performance appraisals. They assigned me to work for, to work with, and to supervise the office’s most problematic employees. And even worse things. In my defense, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, became a licensed CPA in 1981, a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, a Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, a Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and a Forensic Accountant in 1997. In addition, I completed the requirements for a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997.)
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/dod-bill-returns-focus-to-probationary-period-issue/

FED SMITH
— Which Agencies are the “Best Places to Work”? (DIERSEN: GAO is on this list. To attract/retain young Democrat minorities and to attract/retain young Democrat females, GAO can stress how it gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who GAO does not promote to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Further, GAO can stress that it no longer requires passing the CPA examination to get hired/promoted.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/12/17/agencies-best-places-work/

VANITY FAIR
— ELIZABETH WARREN WANTS BLOOMBERG TO “ANSWER FOR” HIS HISTORY OF SEXIST REMARKS Warren called for women to be released from nondisclosure agreements that prevent them from speaking about Bloomberg and the allegedly toxic work environment he fostered. – ALISON DURKEE
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/12/michael-bloomberg-sexist-comments-elizabeth-warren-ndas

DAILY BEAST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Biden sides with “world leaders” who laugh at Trump.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-biden-campaigns-off-video-showing-world-leaders-laughing-at-trump

GUARDIAN
— Steve Bannon: ‘We’ve turned the Republicans into a working-class party’ – Steve Bannon (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents look down on the working class. I was a member of the working class 1964-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/17/steve-bannon-working-class-republicans-labour

THE HINDU
— Indian-American to run for Congress Krishna Bansal said his major policy issues are free enterprise, fiscal discipline, family values and a firm foreign policy.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/indian-american-to-run-for-congress/article30327061.ece

December 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends website shaming budget naysayers: ‘Since when is letting voters and residents know how aldermen voted bullying?’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-defends-budget-website-20191212-3og7ef4havb4paaqwmhwiegkeu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 4 more marijuana dispensaries approved to sell recreational weed, bringing Chicago’s total to 9 – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-recreational-marijuana-dispensaries-20191211-ae53jw2i5vb7raka7uyqgsd4ki-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says Chicago police merit promotions process has become ‘illegitimate’ – GREGORY PRATT (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969, virtually all those who were promoted were Democrats, and virtually all of them were minority, female, and/or younger.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-police-merit-promotions-lightfoot-20191212-6jurpafxsvezxpp4dm7tjippdy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago Firefighters Union asks judge to halt promotions The union says 17 department members set to become battalion chiefs scored below 70% on the promotional exam. – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: Passing the CPA examination used to be required to get promoted at IRS and GAO. But IRS and GAO dropped that requirement because of pressure to meet Affirmative Action quotas/goals/targets and too few minorities and women took/passed the examination.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/12/21019457/chicago-fire-department-union-asks-promotions

HINSDALE PATCH
— Hinsdale Police Chief Speaks About Marijuana Legalization Officials fear new law will mean more drugged driving. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/hinsdale-police-chief-speaks-marijuana-legalization

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrat Sean Casten to promote Democrat mass/illegal immigration at a Democrat “town hall” in a Democrat Glen Ellyn “church” Sunday, December 15, from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/rep-casten-host-immigration-town-hall-glen-ellyn

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Police React To Marijuana Legalization Officials fear new law will mean more drugged driving. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-police-react-marijuana-legalization

DARIEN PATCH
— Darien Police Chief Reacts To Marijuana Legalization Officials fear new law will mean more drugged driving. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/darien-il/darien-police-chief-reacts-marijuana-legalization

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— GOP Write-Ins Possible for County Board in Districts 1 and 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/gop-write-ins-possible-for-county-board-in-districts-1-and-5/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump team rips tech giants for ‘voter suppression,’ blocking campaign from hardcore supporters – Douglas Ernst (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who since 2000 have focused on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/brad-parscale-rips-tech-giants-for-voter-suppressi/
— ICE hits 5-year high for deportations despite expansion of sanctuary cities – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/ice-hits-5-year-high-for-deportations/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Birth tourism: Study puts number on impact of birthright citizenship – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/birthright-citizenship-number-revealed-in-center-f/
— Wisconsin county’s threat to journalists came from top – AP (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all reporting is false except for the reporting that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/wisconsin-countys-threat-to-journalists-came-from-/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Wisconsin county’s ridiculed resolution that sought to dictate, under the threat of prosecution, how the media could report about a contentious water study was the brainchild of a neighboring county’s top official, newly released records show. . .The records show that Meyers sent Grant and Lafayette County officials suggestions for the resolution, including to stress to the media that “under no circumstances are they to be allowed to glean information and selectively report it in order to twist results.” “Maybe make the press sign a cooperation agreement,” Meyers wrote to Lafayette County economic development director Abby Haas and Grant County Board Chairman Bob Keeney. “Threaten to prosecute them for slander.” His suggestions also included censuring board members “caught distorting information intentionally.”)
— Nadler rejects Republican demands for minority hearing on impeachment – Gabriella Muñoz 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/12/jerry-nadler-rejects-republican-demands-minority-h/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rashida Tlaib blames ‘white supremacy’ for New Jersey shooting – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rashida-tlaib-blames-white-supremacy-for-new-jersey-shooting

FOX NEWS
— Trump cancels White House Christmas party for the press – Howard Kurtz (DIERSEN: I am one of an extremely small number of journalists in Illinois who are conservative.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-cancels-white-house-christmas-party-for-the-press

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The 34 House Republicans Who Voted for Farm Worker Amnesty – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: The list includes Bost, Davis, Kinzinger, and Shimkus.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/roll-call-of-the-34-pro-amnesty-pro-outsourcing-gop-legislators/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Foreign Workers, Tourists Deliver 72K Anchor Babies a Year in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/study-foreign-workers-tourists-deliver-72k-anchor-babies-a-year-in-u-s/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mo Brooks: Agricultural Amnesty an ‘Attack on Blue Collar Workers’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/12/exclusive-mo-brooks-agricultural-amnesty-an-attack-on-blue-collar-workers/

BLAZE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Joe Biden’s plan sets ‘roadmap to citizenship’ for 11 million illegal aliens, billions for Central America The Democrats make a sharp left turn on immigration – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/joe-biden-plan-would-give-11-million-illegals-citizen-path

DAILY WIRE
— Journalists Left Disappointed After Trump White House Cancels Media Christmas Party Again – Emily Zanotti (DIERSEN: I am one of an extremely small number of journalists in Illinois who are conservative.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/journalists-left-disappointed-after-trump-white-house-cancels-media-christmas-party-again

PJ MEDIA
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House Sneaks Through Amnesty Bill, Subsidizing Visa Farmworkers While Nation Focused on Impeachment – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/amnesty-alert-house-sneaks-through-subsidizing-illegal-farmworkers-while-nation-focused-on-impeachment/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Shapiro: Youtube coming after more than just Nazis – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2019/12/13/shapiro-youtube-coming-after-more-than-just-nazis
— Fairness Act doesn’t satisfy the standard – Chris Woodward
https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2019/12/13/fairness-act-doesnt-satisfy-the-standard

AMERICAN NOW
— Petition To Impeach Pelosi For ‘Treason’ Surpasses Quarter Million Signatures
https://www.americanow.com/story/politics/2019/12/13/petition-impeach-pelosi-treason-surpasses-quarter-million-signatures

THE HILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Major League Baseball removing marijuana from list of banned substances – MARINA PITOFSKY 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/474353-mlb-removing-marijuana-from-list-of-banned-substances

NEW YORK TIMES
— Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ Is at the Center of a Media Storm The film shows the journalist Kathy Scruggs trading sex for a scoop. “It’s an insult not only to her, but to just about any other woman who’s been a reporter,” says her writing partner. – Marc Tracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/business/media/richard-jewell-kathy-scruggs.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump casts criticism of Israel as dangerous as he courts Jewish voters for 2020 – Anne Gearan (DIERSEN: To slander me as being anti-Jewish, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that most, if not virtually all of my superiors in the federal government who took adverse actions against me were Jewish.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-casts-criticism-of-israel-as-dangerous-as-he-courts-jewish-voters-for-2020/2019/12/12/81ee06ec-1cf8-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

USA TODAY
— Trump Facebook feuds: Americans brace for partisan warfare with friends, family in 2020 – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/12/13/trump-election-arguments-rage-facebook-social-media-2020/2596750001/

COURTHOUSE NEWS
— Trump Charged in House With Abuse of Power, Cover-Up – ADAM KLASFELD and BRANDI BUCHMAN (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents demand that I cover up anything that they do not like, that is, they demand that I NOT include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that they do not like. I should write a book about a) my critics/opponents, b) the articles that they do not like, and c) how they have punished me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to those articles.) 
https://www.courthousenews.com/articles-of-impeachment-accuse-trump-of-power-abuse-and-cover-up/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Buttigieg, Billed as Moderate, Touts Progressive Economic Plan Mayor Pete is no Warren or Sanders, but his platform proposes trillions in new taxes and spending – Jacob M. Schlesinger and John McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/buttigieg-billed-as-moderate-touts-progressive-economic-plan-11576233001
— The Tricky Role of the CEO in a New Era of Social Responsibility – Rick Wartzman (DIERSEN: What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-tricky-role-of-the-ceo-in-a-new-era-of-social-responsibility-11576170755
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As to the experience of workers, there tends to be more self-congratulation among CEOs than honest self-reflection. Top executives “genuinely believe they are doing everything they can for their front-line workers and therefore don’t have a bad jobs problem,” Katie Bach and Zeynep Ton of the nonprofit Good Jobs Institute wrote last month in Harvard Business Review. “But they aren’t and they do.”)
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: The Key to Retaining Your Best Employees – Hal Gregersen (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that I must have been one of the federal government’s worse employees because of the adverse actions that the federal government took against 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 $19,568 (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. However, the federal government would not have taken the aforesaid adverse actions against me and instead, would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988 if I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-retain-employees-in-a-full-employment-economy-11576170656

FORBES
— GAO Infographic: The Nationalities Deported From The U.S. In 2018 – Niall McCarthy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2019/12/13/the-nationalities-deported-from-the-us-in-2018-infographic/

YAHOO FINANCE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: House passes farm bill granting large scale amnesty to illegal immigrants
https://finance.yahoo.com/video/house-passes-farm-bill-granting-013152863.html

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— Why So Many CEOs Don’t Realize They’ve Got a Bad Jobs Problem – Katie Bach and Zeynep Ton (DIERSEN: What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://hbr.org/2019/11/why-so-many-ceos-dont-realize-theyve-got-a-bad-jobs-problem

YORK DISPATCH
— Lots of jobs, but lousy ones – Editorial (DIERSEN: What “bad jobs” have you taken? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they never would have stooped to take the “bad jobs” that I did. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/12/13/editorial-lots-jobs-but-lousy-ones/4408454002/

PROPUBLICA
— Facebook Ads Can Still Discriminate Against Women and Older Workers, Despite a Civil Rights Settlement New research and Facebook’s own ad archive show that the company’s new system to ensure diverse audiences for housing and employment ads has many of the same problems as its predecessor. – Ava Kofman and Ariana Tobin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more unwelcome that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-ads-can-still-discriminate-against-women-and-older-workers-despite-a-civil-rights-settlement

BROOKINGS
— Assessing employer intent when AI hiring tools are biased – Caitlin Chin (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.brookings.edu/research/assessing-employer-intent-when-ai-hiring-tools-are-biased/

December 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Submit-Your-Questions_-Ask-Experts-About-Recreational-Cannabis-in-Illinois_Chicago-565893022.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/cannabis-in-illinois-questions-565863752.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want people on welfare to smoke pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/06/marijuana-legal-illinois-federal-house/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City Club President Jay Doherty resigns, ‘distraction’ of federal investigation cited FBI agents searched the former ComEd lobbyist’s City Club office in May as part of a broadening corruption investigation. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/6/20999237/city-club-jay-doherty-resigns-chicago-federal-investigation-comed-lobbyist

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales backers organizing to counter visible ‘Opt Out’ group in Palatine – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/marijuana-sales-backers-organizing-to-counter-visible-opt-out-group-in-palatine—–
— Plan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayed – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage video gambling?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/plan-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-unincorporated-lake-county-delayed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ComEd scandal claims a major civic victim City Club of Chicago parts ways with longtime chief Jay Doherty in the wake of revelations involving a federal probe into the utility’s government lobbying. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/comed-scandal-claims-major-civic-victim
— Mike Madigan’s ComEd windfall For at least five years, the utility and its top execs have hosted an unusual big-bucks fundraiser for the House speaker, who was key to enacting the company’s Springfield agenda. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mike-madigans-comed-windfall
— Don’t worry, ComEd still has all the juice it needs The investigation-beset utility is still as able as ever to get what it wants out of government. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/dont-worry-comed-still-has-all-juice-it-needs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/partaking-pot-2020-some-faqs-recreational-cannabis

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191205/pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ pension debt topped $137 billion in June, a $3.5 billion increase from the previous year. – DOUG FINKE
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/guess-how-much-the-illinois-pension-debt-has-climbed-to/article_9d02881c-76d4-5f85-8792-209b46f04a18.html

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— House Democratic tradition goes by the board Young staffers no longer required to ‘camp out’ in the cold – Rich Miller
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/05/house-democratic-tradition-goes-by-the-board/arfc774/

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— The Illinois Tax Man cometh; how should we greet him? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-the-illinois-tax-man-cometh-how/article_af7e1a98-1875-11ea-97e0-632372ffba61.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Declines to Take Part in ‘Baseless’ House Impeachment Inquiry – AYESHA RASCOE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-declines-take-part-baseless-house-impeachment-inquiry#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Op-Ed: Progressive tax will lead to capital flight, fewer jobs, stagnant wages – Jared D. Carl
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-progressive-tax-will-lead-to-capital-flight-fewer/article_cd3fdfd4-179a-11ea-916f-dbbfd865dbeb.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis industry job growth expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-industry-job-growth-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares/article_b717607a-1852-11ea-ba02-0fa08c2c2dff.html

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— House candidate Tim Baldermann has homestead exemption applied to 3 of his Will County properties; state law allows 1 – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/520789891-house-candidate-has-homestead-exemption-applied-to-3-of-his-will-county-properties-state-law-allows-1

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases Freedom vs. Socialism Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-freedom-vs-socialism-video/
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Named One of Ten “Majority Makers” & Receives Financial Support and Endorsement from Maverick PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-named-one-of-ten-majority-makers-receives-financial-support-and-endorsement-from-maverick-pac/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— They Were Warned – Kathy Valente (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/they-were-warned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and we shared ample evidence from states that had already approved “recreational” marijuana. The evidence is clear: the black market had been thriving because of legalization. Now we read that the California cannabis industry is in big trouble and want lawmakers to do something about it. What’s their problem? The black market is doing 73 percent of California’s marijuana business – or $8.7 billion. California is considered to be the largest cannabis market in the world. While 2019 is not yet over, it’s estimated that their total marijuana sales will top nearly $12 billion. Yes, the black market is thriving on the left coast, growing by leaps and bounds, and threatening to bury a quasi-legitimate (sic) industry. So much for the influx of revenue they’re anticipating.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP SUBURBAN ORG HOLDS EARLY 2020 PRIMARY STRAW POLL; PICKS BREAK IL GOP MOLD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-suburban-org-holds-early-2020-primary-straw-poll-picks-break-il-gop-mold.html
— IL GOP US SENATE CANDIDATES SPAR OVER IMMIGRATION ISSUE (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-us-senate-candidates-spar-over-immigration-issue.html
— CHICK-FIL-A’S SURRENDER WILL ONLY EMPOWER LIBERAL BULLIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/chick-fil-as-surrender-will-only-empower-liberal-bullies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Doherty out at City Club, may have been conduit for 100 ComEd jobs
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/06/doherty-out-at-city-club-may-have-been-conduit-for-100-comed-jobs/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) bring to the attention of candidates articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that are critical of those candidates and b) call for those candidates to punish me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/bloomberg-his-news-reporters-need-to-accept-restri/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss. Bloomberg, billionaire founder of Bloomberg News, was asked in a CBS News interview about rules put in place when he announced his candidacy: The organization’s reporters are not allowed to probe him and his finances, or any of his Democratic rivals. Bloomberg News says the restriction does not apply to President Donald Trump as the government’s leader. That prompted Trump’s campaign to say it would not allow Bloomberg reporters to cover its events.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— National media isn’t sticking up for press freedom after Pelosi’s blowup at reporter
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/national-media-isnt-sticking-up-for-press-freedom-after-pelosis-blowup-at-reporter

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Vows to Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare to All Illegal Aliens in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/
— When We Self-Censor on Politics and Religion, the Left Wins – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/12/05/rick-manning-when-we-self-censor-on-politics-and-religion-the-left-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ice-worksite-enforcement-investigations/
— Nancy Pelosi Claimed To ‘Resent’ The Word ‘Hate.’ She Once Said GOP Were ‘Paralyzed With Hatred’ Of Clinton – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
SOCIAL ISS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/nancy-pelosi-hate-catholic-clinton-trump/

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80740

NEWS BUSTERS
— Acosta What? CNN Lectures Pelosi Doesn’t Want Rudely Shouted Questions! – Alex Christy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/12/05/cnn-reacts-pelosi-presser-outburst-he-used-work-fox-news
— CNN Liberals ‘Love’ ‘Iconic’ Pelosi Putting Sinclair’s James Rosen ‘In His Place’ – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2019/12/06/cnn-liberals-love-iconic-pelosi-putting-sinclairs-james-rosen-his
— Tapper Refuses to Push Back on Pelosi Dissing Sinclair’s James Rosen as Not a Real Journalist – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2019/12/06/tapper-refuses-push-back-pelosi-dissing-sinclairs-james-rosen-not

TOWNHALL
— The Latest Jobs Report Was Not Kind…to Democrats – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/12/06/maga-bitches-over-250000-jobs-created-in-november-unemployment-rate-dips-again-n2557594

CAMPUS REFORM
— Students want ‘free’ tuition for illegals…but won’t donate their own money – Eduardo Neret (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to provide them and everyone else with “free stuff.”)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14070

WASHINGTON POST
— Do women and people of color running for president get to be as angry as Joe Biden? – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/06/do-women-people-color-running-president-get-be-angry-joe-biden/
— Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data. We asked the 15 largest U.S. banks for workforce race and gender data that they already report to the federal government. Only two shared the full numbers. – Renae Merle and Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/06/wall-street-says-it-cares-about-diversity-most-big-banks-wont-share-complete-workforce-data/

FORBES
— The Impact Of Unemployment On Male Well-Being – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: I have been underemployed since 1976 and unemployed since 1997.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/06/the-impact-of-unemployment-on-male-wellbeing/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The impact of unemployment on well-being is well documented, although research from a few years ago suggested that it’s “good work” rather than just work that is the key to mental well-being. With the traditional gender roles presenting the role of men as the bread winner for the family, it seems logical that unemployment would pose a particular burden on men, and that was the subject of a recent report from the IZA World of Labor. The report reveals that the number of working-age men outside the labor force is on the rise around the world, with this corresponding with a rise in stress and other mental health issues, including depression and anger. Indeed, male unemployment is also linked to a range of physical health concerns, including suicide and substance abuse that are raising mortality rates across the United States. The researchers believe the issues of male unemployment are strongest among low-skilled labor, with those in work also suffering from declining wages and status. This often ultimately results in men dropping out of the labor force entirely. Many of the issues facing unemployed men revolve around a loss of hope, and such issues were consistent around the world. That many unemployed men resort to opioid abuse merely exacerbates their slide into poor mental well-being. This is often accompanied by marriage failure and a decline in civic or religious participation. One’s social standing was a key factor in this, as the image and self-esteem of many working class men is wrapped up in their hard work ethic, so being unemployed carries considerable stigma.)

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— American Middle Class Is Being Priced Out Of New-Car Market – SAM MCEACHERN (DIERSEN: I bought my first new car in 1966 when I was 17 years old. It was a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint. I paid for it with money that I had earned and saved washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.) 
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/american-middle-class-is-being-priced-out-of-new-car-market/