January 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump administration targeting ‘birth tourism’ mothers – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/5865849/
— Building a Better Chicago: What is affordable housing?
https://abc7chicago.com/5865727/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Some Trump-haters want the U.S. Senate to censure Trump, but not remove him from office.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-impeachment-senate-trial-20200121-buehpnewibfatlewbqitbsfiqu-story.html
— Oakbrook Terrace mayor resigns amid federal corruption investigation tied to red-light cameras – Joe Mahr
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-fbi-corruption-probe-oakbrook-terrace-ragucci-resign-20200121-syl4uhoh2zg2bgf3sufr62sbcy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Groups aim to reach city’s hard-to-count residents in 2020 Census: ‘If there is an undercount, that voice is lost’ Community groups are working toward an accurate count on Census Day. – Manny Ramos (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How fast is the voice of those who share your demographics being lost? To what extent do those who share your demographics represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/21/20975371/chicago-census-hard-count-residents-urban-league-gads-hill-center

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: It’s time to honor a woman with a national holiday – Burt Constable
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200121/constable-its-time-to-honor-a-woman-with-a-national-holiday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200120/king-day-observances-rally-against-racism-provide-chance-to-give-back

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Non-U.S. citizens inadvertently registered to vote – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: How many illegals are registered to vote in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200120/non-us-citizens-inadvertently-registered-to-vote

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/20/county-waiting-on-state-police-list-for-automatic-marijuana-expungements/akovzsj/

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER 
— Film probes radical 1960s alliance – AP (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are part of the Democrat Party alliance 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.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Film-probes-radical-1960s-alliance-14991178.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Villa Park man charged with swatting incident in Wheaton
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/20/villa-park-man-charged-with-swatting-incident-in-wheaton/aodk07u/

WSIL TV
— “We should be free”: Bill to eliminate FOID cards gains support in Southern Illinois
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/20/we-should-be-free-bill-to-eliminate-foid-cards-gains-support-in-southern-illinois/

DEPAULIA
— Weeding out misconceptions about recreational cannabis in Illinois – Rebecca Meluch (DIERSEN: If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, you should discourage the sale and use of pot.)
https://depauliaonline.com/45659/focus/weeding-out-misconceptions-about-recreational-cannabis-in-illinois/

DAILY ILLINI
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local governments share support for marijuana dispensaries – CLARE BUDIN
https://dailyillini.com/news/2020/01/21/local-governments-support-dispensaries/

CENTER SQUARE
— Ahead of March primary, Republicans demand hearing over non-citizen voter registration errors – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/ahead-of-march-primary-republicans-demand-hearing-over-non-citizen/article_f236c7be-3bab-11ea-b0b0-ffdf87dd64a1.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS PENSIONS: PALTRY CONTRIBUTIONS YIELD MILLION-DOLLAR PAYOUTS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-pensions-101-paltry-contributions-yield-million-dollar-payouts/

GOPUSA
— Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future? – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: How successful have the following been in promoting civil disobedience in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county: 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? I should write a book about those who promote civil disobedience in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83235

WASHINGTON TIMES
— When the IRS acts as both tax preparer and collector Taxpayers shouldn’t allow the government to prepare and process tax returns – Deborah Collier and Leslie Paige
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/when-the-irs-acts-as-both-tax-preparer-and-collect/

DAILY CALLER
— The Media Was Desperate, But Virginia’s Gun Rally Proved Them All Wrong – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/media-spread-misinformation-virginia-gun-rights-rally/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Soon, if not already, to send children to public schools is to turn them into LGBTQers. 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/new-jersey-holocaust-lgbtq-schools/

DAILY WIRE
— Senate Bill Would Ban Discrimination By Employers Based On Hairstyle – Hank Berrien (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if I had worn any kind of a protest hairstyle, a) GAO would not have hired me in 1980 or promoted me in 1986, b) IRS would not have hired me in 1971 or promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, c) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, d) Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, and e) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966.) 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/senate-bill-would-ban-discrimination-by-employers-based-on-hairstyle

PJ MEDIA
— Anti-Gun Activist David Hogg Declares Virginia Gun-Rights Rally Is Full of White Supremacists – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/trending/anti-gun-activist-david-hogg-declares-virginia-gun-rights-rally-is-full-of-white-supremacists/
— AOC Steps in It Again, Claiming Dems Are a ‘Center-Conservative’ Party, Not ‘a Left Party’ – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-claims-democratic-party-is-a-center-conservative-party-the-democratic-party-is-not-a-left-party/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Shocker: ‘Nonpartisan’ GAO’s Union Overwhelmingly Supports Dems – Joseph Vazquez (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors and the adverse actions that they took against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present employees of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/01/20/shocker-nonpartisan-gaos-union-overwhelmingly-supports-dems
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said Jan. 16 that President Donald Trump broke the law when he withheld aid from Ukraine. The union for that “independent, nonpartisan” agency naturally supports Democrats. Just don’t expect the media to tell you about it. The GAO calls itself an “independent, nonpartisan” congressional agency. Liberal outlets, continuing the media-driven impeachment crusade, gave full credence to the GAO’s self-proclaimed “nonpartisan” status. The GAO Employees Organization and its bureaucrats are currently represented by the International Federation of Professionals and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO & CLC, a labor union that represents workers in both the U.S. and Canada. Here’s the problem: IFPTE’s political action committee gave 100 percent of its political contributions ($36,250) to Democratic candidates in 2016, 89 percent of its political contributions ($61,950) to Democratic candidates in 2018, and currently 75 percent of its political contributions ($26,900) to Democratic candidates for the 2020 electoral cycle. The GAO Employees Organization, “the union and professional association” of GAO bureaucrats, stated in its website that it “is an affiliate of IFPTE, designated as IFPTE Local 1921, named after the year GAO was created.” If your credibility as an agency hinges on you being “independent, nonpartisan,” why do your bureaucrats choose to be represented by a union that’s overtly partisan? Moreover, why are liberal media outlets ignoring this? The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page assistant editor James Freeman wrote a Jan. 17 op-ed acknowledging the IFPTE donations in 2016, and said this raises a “reasonable question about the use of the term ‘nonpartisan’” when referencing the GAO. No kidding? The Los Angeles Times editorial board published an entire puff piece Jan. 17, headlined: “Editorial: Unlike Lev Parnas, the GAO has no credibility problem. It also says Trump broke the law.” In the piece, The LA Times Editorial Board called the agency “resolutely nonpartisan.” No mention of the GAO-IFPTE connection, nor the latter’s apparent political bias was found in the piece. But The LA Times wasn’t the only outlet to ignore this connection. The New York Times, in its Jan. 16 report on the GAO’s assessment of the Trump-Ukraine issue, also touted that “The accountability office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.” No mention of the GAO-IFPTE connection in The Times piece. Politico also, in a Jan. 16 report, referred to the GAO as “an independent nonpartisan government watchdog that responds to congressional requests,” without mentioning it’s union’s affiliation with the IFPTE or the IFPTE PAC’s history of giving vastly disproportionate amounts of cash to Democrats. The Washington Post published a piece on Jan. 16, where they were sure to note the GAO’s independence in a sub-headline: “The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office severely undermines a core Trump impeachment defense” [emphasis added]. No mention of the GAO-IFPTE connection in that Post piece, however. Pleading for the president’s impeachment is all that matters at this point for the liberal media. And if haphazardly saying the partisanly-suspect GAO is “independent” and “nonpartisan” does the trick, c’est la vie.)

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump’s New World Order Makes America #1 Again
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/trumps-new-world-order-makes-america-1-again/

POLITICO
— Sanders apologizes to Biden for surrogate’s brutal op-ed – NATASHA KORECKI (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as be surrogates for my critics/opponents. They paint themselves as being surrogates for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They paint themselves as being surrogates for those who run the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/21/sanders-apologizes-to-biden-for-op-ed-101319
— Trump’s staffing struggle: After 3 years, unfilled jobs across the administration The 45th president has struggled with key political appointments more than any recent president — despite his party’s control of the Senate. – NANCY COOK (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to destroy you: 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.politico.com/news/2020/01/20/trumps-staffing-struggle-unfilled-jobs-100991

CNN
— Chicago Tribune staffers seek new owners amid fears of hedge fund takeover: ‘We’re doing everything in our power to try to stop them’ – BRIAN STELTER
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/media/chicago-tribune-ownership/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats Navigate Sensitive Gender Politics as Voting Nears Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as they sought to balance support for women against concerns of a political blowback.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-01-19/sanders-faces-gender-questions-amid-warren-feud

NEW YORK TIMES
— Will The Chicago Tribune Be the Next Newspaper Picked to the Bone? Journalists worry that a New York hedge fund with a big stake in the paper will impose draconian cuts, as it has elsewhere. – David Jackson and Gary Marx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/opinion/chicago-tribune-alden-capital.html
— Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year’s U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg said on Monday – Reuters (DIERSEN: How easily are you manipulated? I should write a book about those who are manipulated by my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present employees of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The aforesaid present themselves as being nasty unethical vicious thugs who do anything that my critics/opponents tell them to do.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/20/technology/20reuters-tech-conference-facebook.html
— Texas’ Governor Said No to Refugees. In Amarillo, They’re Saying Maybe. In earlier years, Amarillo had more refugees per capita than any other Texas city. The newcomers are considered neighbors now. – Manny Fernandez (DIERSEN: Democrats 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.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/us/refugees-states-texas-abbott.html
— The Neighborhoods We Will Not Share Persistent housing segregation lies at the root of many of our society’s problems. Trump wants to make it worse. – Richard Rothstein (DIERSEN: What do realtors say to prospective buyers about your block, about your precinct, about your municipality, about your township/ward, and about your county?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/opinion/fair-housing-act-trump.html
— How to Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class Black people expend daily energy to counteract racial stereotypes and get fair treatment. – Karyn Lacy (DIERSEN: What do realtors say to prospective buyers about your block, about your precinct, about your municipality, about your township/ward, and about your county?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/opinion/black-discrimination-study.html
— The Road to Auschwitz Wasn’t Paved With Indifference We don’t have to be ‘upstanders’ to avoid genocides. We just have to make sure not to help them along. – Rivka Weinberg (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII. My father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/opinion/auschwitz-bystander-theory.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Millennials’ share of the U.S. housing market: small and shrinking Because homeownership is the chief builder of wealth, the trend is ‘bad news for the economy overall’ – Christopher Ingraham (DIERSEN: To paint me as being someone who unfairly benefitted from discrimination against minorities and against females, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I bought a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974 when I was 25 years old, a one bedroom condo in 1976 when I was 27 years old, and that my wife and I bought a home in Wheaton when I was 29 years old, and that we had a home built in Wheaton when I was 35 year old.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/20/millennials-share-us-housing-market-small-shrinking/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democratic candidates link arms at MLK march; Sanders and Warren shake hands – AP
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-20/2020-democratic-contenders-link-arms-in-king-day-march

USA TODAY
— Weed? CBD? New products, new laws are causing confusion in the workplace – Charisse Jones (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/21/weed-and-work-cbd-may-legal-but-its-risky-office/2835517001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Today, Voters’ Choice Isn’t All About the Economy Some of the strongest Trump-supporting states are near the bottom of the economic-growth list – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/today-voters-choice-isnt-all-about-the-economy-11579532400
— U.S. Turns Up the Spotlight on Chinese Universities Justice, State Departments see academic partnerships as facilitating the transfer of sensitive technology – Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-turns-up-the-spotlight-on-chinese-universities-11579602787
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How Legal Weed Shops Feed the Vaping Crisis State-sanctioned marijuana shops are contributing to the rise in lung illnesses and deaths at a higher rate than previously believed. – Kevin Sabet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-legal-weed-shops-feed-the-vaping-crisis-11579554025

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kriskrane/2020/01/21/a-tale-of-two-markets-how-illinois-succeeded-in-rollout-of-adult-use-cannabis-and-why-massachusetts-failed/

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Catholic immigration activists step up in battle against Trump policies – Sarah Salvadore (DIERSEN: What do you say to religious leaders who act as operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/catholic-immigration-activists-step-battle-against-trump-policies

LYNCHBERG NEWS & ADVANCE
— Legislative aide Chris Faraldi announces bid for Lynchburg City Council – Richard Chumney (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or political office, what would the local news media stress about you to elect you or to defeat you? If I ran for an office, to defeat me, the local news media would stress my demographics and the adverse actions that local residents, organizations, companies, and governments that have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout have taken against me. To defeat me, the local news media would stress that I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/legislative-aide-announces-bid-for-city-council/article_6d05b588-558e-517e-9e8c-cd4f01f661b4.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On his campaign website, Faraldi described himself as a conservative Republican. He listed fiscal responsibility, promoting economic development and properly investing in public safety agencies as campaign priorities. Faraldi is the first candidate to announce an entry into the Ward IV race. The election will be held May 5.)

FED SMITH
— Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Why not a bill that would publicize the adverse actions that the federal government has taken against its employees? My Democrat GAO superiors would publicize that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors would publicize that they 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 would publicize that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/17/bill-would-publicize-tax-debts-federal-employees/
— MAY 14, 2019 FLASHBACK: Should Federal Employees’ Bonuses and Pensions be Provided to the Public? – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/05/14/should-federal-employees-bonuses-pensions-provided-public/

BRINK NEWS
— How Do You Know When You’re Being Manipulated? – Johannes Dornisch (DIERSEN: How easily are you manipulated/dominated? I should write a book about those who are manipulated/dominated by my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present employees of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The aforesaid present themselves as being nasty unethical vicious thugs who do anything that my critics/opponents tell them to do.) 
https://www.brinknews.com/how-do-you-know-when-youre-being-manipulated-the-dangers-of-dark-design/

January 20 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Republican U.S. Senate candidates to meet Saturday in Schaumburg (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/republican-us-senate-candidates-to-meet-saturday-in-schaumburg
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Schaumburg Township Republican Organization will hold a candidate forum Saturday, Jan. 25, for the Republican U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois. The invited candidates are Casey Chlebek, Mark Curran, Peggy Hubbard, Robert Marshall and Tom Tarter. The moderator will Committeeman Joe Folisi. A question-and-answer period, followed by a straw poll, will conclude the meeting. The program will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.)
— DuPage County once again raising concerns about cell antenna law – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/dupage-county-once-again-raising-concerns-about-cell-antenna-law
— Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200120/news/301209904/

WGN TV
— Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case – AP AND TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/20/trumps-lawyers-urge-dismissal-of-flimsy-impeachment-case/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/5865876/

NBC5
— Prince Harry Blames ‘Powerful Media’ for Why He’s Stepping From Royals Harry, 35, has made no secret of his disdain for Britain’s tabloid media in the past, with both he and Meghan filing lawsuits against press outlets last fall
https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/prince-harry-no-other-option-but-to-cut-royal-ties/2203835/

WTTW
— Pot Makes Pets Sick, Says Veterinary Group – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/20/pot-makes-pets-sick-says-veterinary-group

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate president race: Accusations of personal betrayal and payback fly furiously Publicly, Senate Democrats came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, but Harmon’s rival in the race, Kimberly Lightford, later blamed former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his son, Sen. Emil Jones III., for her loss. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— John Cullerton resigns from Illinois Senate After more than four decades in office, John Cullerton, who served as the 38th president of the Illinois Senate, resigned from his Senate seat Monday. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/20/21074382/john-cullerton-resigns-illinois-senate
— Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights The protesters, who were mostly white and male, came out in strong numbers despite to the chilly temperature to send a message to legislators, they said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074002/virginia-gun-rights-rally-capital
— Get out of the way, Senators, and let journalists cover the impeachment trial right You have to wonder what the Senate’s Republican majority, which sets the rules, are afraid you might see and hear. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have organized conservative and Republican events since 2000 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who did not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074154/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-press-restrictions-journalists
— Deflecting questions about Madigan, Pritzker talks about goals for the legislative session The governor will let investigative process work as he focuses on recreational marijuana, downstate broadband and other issues. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/20/21071155/jb-pritzker-michael-madigan-investigation-comed-downstate-broadband-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gun control advocates use Virginia gun rally to promote gun control.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-virginia-rally-richmond-gun-control-northam-trump-huppke-20200120-gb74ysw2anbh5h25cfv6auhefy-story.html
— A ‘wealth tax’ is not the magic bullet Warren and Sanders say it is – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-warren-wealth-tax-sanders-chapman-20200117-zyjuuwtaxvakbbibwcdqhakkxu-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford hospital sees spike in severe vomiting among daily cannabis users – Georgette Braun
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200120/rockford-hospital-sees-spike-in-severe-vomiting-among-daily-cannabis-users

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Rock Island County to vote on allowing refugees to settle in the county. Action would defy Trump’s executive order – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-to-vote-on-allowing-refugees-to-settle/article_f118275c-7fd5-56b4-b0a3-05b829c66892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gov. Pritzker’s Lawyers Trying To Shield Him From Deposition In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gov-pritzkers-lawyers-trying-shield-him-deposition-racial-discrimination-lawsuit#stream/0

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://wrex.com/2020/01/20/illinois-marijuana-shortage-has-rockford-medical-cannabis-patients-concerned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Marter Touts Pro-Life Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/jim-marter-touts-pro-life-position/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Endorsed by PearlPAC, Podcast with EMILY’s List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-endorsed-by-pearlpac-podcast-with-emilys-list/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Announces His Five Top Issues with Position Papers Coming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-jerry-evans-announces-his-five-top-issues-with-position-papers-coming/ 
— Oberweis Signs Balanced Budget Pledge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/oberweis-signs-balanced-budget-pledge/
— The Virginia Gun Rights Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/the-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Oliver proven wrong again – resignation her best option – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/01/dupage-township-trustee-oliver-proven-wrong-again-resignation-her-best-option/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WALLACE: DR. KING VERSUS COLIN KAEPERNICK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wallace-dr-king-versus-colin-kaepernick.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERING 574 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-call-for-investigation-of-mistakenly-registering-574-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— IN LIGHT OF DMV VOTER REGISTRATION “MISTAKE,” SHOULD SEC OF STATE WHITE RESIGN?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/in-light-of-dmv-voter-registration-mistake-should-sec-of-state-white-resign-.html
— CHICAGO WOMEN MARCHERS PROMOTE LEFT-WING CAUSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-womens-marchers-honor-terrorist.html
— MARTER POINTS TO 14TH CD PRIMARY OPPONENTS’ “WEAK STANDS” ON THE LIFE ISSUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/marter-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— John Cullerton has now officially resigned from the Illinois Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/20/john-cullerton-has-now-officially-resigned-from-illinois-senate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rallygoers: ‘Put down the gun and pick up a book’ – Victor Morton 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/david-hogg-mocks-insults-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Buttigieg says Trump harming ‘mental health’ of minorities – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-says-trump-harming-mental-health-of-minorities 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March struggles to regain footing
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83213

AMERICAN THINKER
— Immigration problems solved! – A. Welderson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/immigration_problems_solved.html
— The elephant in the room lifting Trump’s re-election prospects – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_elephant_in_the_room_lifting_trumps_reelection_prospects.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later The mob did not get away with defaming Nick Sandmann. In fact, people victimized by the media’s new normal are now fighting back. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/?mc_cid=bc397fb07d&mc_eid=2e2743e91e

DAILY CALLER
— NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’ – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/nbc-reporter-tweet-gun-rights-rally-white-supremacist/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Drive-Bys and Democrats Wanted Violence in Virginia
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/drive-bys-and-democrats-want-violence-in-virginia/

PJ MEDIA
— Fake-News MSNBC Host Claims ‘Thousands’ of ‘White Nationalists’ Are ‘Swarming’ Virginia 2A Rally – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-msnbc-host-claims-thousands-of-white-nationalists-are-swarming-virginia-2a-rally/

LIFE NEWS
— New York Times: Women Should Vote for Pro-Abortion Women Just Because They’re Women – CLAY WATERS 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/20/new-york-times-women-should-vote-for-pro-abortion-women-just-because-theyre-women/

BIZ PACK REVIEW
— City spends over $300K in taxpayer money to ban Chick-fil-A from airport – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/20/city-spends-over-300k-in-taxpayer-money-to-ban-chick-fil-a-from-airport-877698

ABC NEWS
— Trump administration targets ‘birth tourism’ with new vetting plans for visas It’s the latest move in Trump’s crackdown on legal avenues for immigration. – Quinn Owen
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-targets-birth-tourism-vetting-plans-visas/story?id=68406386
— Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally The governor’s state of emergency bans all weapons from Capitol grounds. – Ivan Pereira
https://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-brace-massive-gun-rights-rally-richmond-virginia/story?id=68328504

NBC NEWS
— Marijuana is risky for people taking common heart medications How people ingest marijuana, along with the drug’s purity, are the biggest risk factors, doctors say. – Kaitlin Sullivan
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/marijuana-risky-people-taking-common-heart-medications-n1118181

NEW YORK TIMES
— Virginia Gun Rally Live Updates: 22,000 Protesters Oppose New Gun Laws – Sabrina Tavernise, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Timothy Williams and Sarah Mervosh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/virginia-gun-rally.html
— Bloomberg Offers Plan to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality – AP (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government has used Affirmative Action and EEOC to tackle racial economic inequity. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/19/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-bloomberg.html
— On King Holiday, 2020 Democrats March Arm in Arm to Honor His Legacy Most of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls took part in speeches, a march and a rally in the state capital, before heading to an Iowa forum focused on minority communities. – Stephanie Saul
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/politics/democratic-candidates-mlk-day.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump on Virginia gun rally: Dems trying to take away 2nd Amendment rights – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/01/20/trump-on-virginia-gun-rally-dems-trying-to-take-away-2nd-amendment-rights/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thousands of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally in Virginia Event at state Capitol is peaceful, despite earlier concerns violence would break out – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-officials-on-guard-for-pro-gun-rally-in-richmond-11579516202

LGBTQ NATION
— Most of Trump’s impeachment lawyers have strong résumés (of anti-LGBTQ advocacy) The lawyers serving on Trump’s impeachment defense are pretty much a religious right dream team – with one, glaring exception. – John Gallagher 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/trumps-impeachment-defense-team-strong-resumes-anti-lgbtq-advocacy/

January 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Weeks into legal marijuana, some south suburban police departments have ‘more questions than answers’ on enforcement – MIKE NOLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-south-suburban-police-pot-st-0120-20200120-nmdl7nv7arcovfznpmt3a45m4u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/20/21066348/marijuana-cigar-hookah-lounge-chicago-city-council-windy-city-arabia-cafe-legal-weed

KHQA
— Republicans vying for Illinois’ U.S. Senate nomination campaign in Hancock County – Lynsey Whitaker (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.) 
https://khqa.com/news/local/republicans-vying-for-illinois-us-senate-nomination-campaign-in-hancock-county

NPR ILLINOIS
— Impeachment Trial Takes 4 Candidates Off Campaign Trail – SCOTT DETROW 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/impeachment-trial-takes-4-candidates-campaign-trail#stream/0
— How The Fight Over Guns Escalated In Virginia
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-fight-over-guns-escalated-virginia#stream/0

SPRINGFIELD PATCH
— Butler, GOP Call for Hearing Following Non-Citizen Registrations Recent revelations have shown the Office of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White allowed non-citizens to register to vote.
https://patch.com/illinois/springfield-il/butler-gop-call-hearing-following-non-citizen-registrations

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Day After Women’s March, Day Before Martin Luther King’s Birthday, White Guy Beats Black Woman for Illinois Senate President
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/day-after-womens-march-day-before-martin-luther-kings-birthday-white-guy-beats-black-woman-for-illinois-senate-president/ 
— League of Women Voters Schedules Forums (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.) 
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/league-of-women-voters-schedules-forums/ 
— IL-14: Wednesday Debate Kicks Off Sprint to Republican Nomination
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form-copy-2-copy/ 
— County Clerk Joe Tirio Urges Early Voting, Locations Given
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/count-clerk-joe-tirio-urges-early-voting/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MARIJUANA USERS ARE DANGEROUS DRIVERS, REPORT FINDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/marijuana-users-are-dangerous-drivers-report-finds.html
— I LOST MY CHILD DUE TO A DRIVER HIGH ON MARIJUANA. NOW, THIS BILL WOULD REWARD BIG POT.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/i-lost-my-child-due-to-a-driver-high-on-marijuana-now-this-bill-would-reward-big-pot.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Unity facade cracks as Lightford lashes out
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/unity-facade-cracks-as-lightford-lashes-out/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. loves them and hates me.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/reader-comments-closed-again-for-the-holiday/

GOPUSA
— Virginians under threat of losing their Second Amendment rights are rallying in Richmond today
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83188
— Recognizing Impeachment As a Stain on the Democrats
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83152
— Awkward: Buttigieg campaign cancels fund-raiser at LGBTQ bar over dancing pole
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83141

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Stampede to the pot parade – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/
— Thousands camp in Guatemala as Mexico blocks migrant path – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/thousands-camp-in-guatemala-as-mexico-blocks-migra/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The woke Left vs. Martin Luther King Jr. – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-woke-left-vs-martin-luther-king-jr

AMERICAN THINKER
— Michael Bloomberg is playing the race card – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes play the race and gender cards against me. According to them, because of discrimination against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/michael_bloomberg_is_playing_the_race_card.html
— Democrat Radicalism Creating a Dangerous Void – Fletch Daniels
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/democrat_radicalism_creating_a_dangerous_void.html
— Confronting Trump Derangement Syndrome – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who oppose, work against, demonize, denigrate, and/or condemn everything that I say and do. I would focus on past and present Milton Township Republican Organization leaders, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/confronting_trump_derangement_syndrome.html
— Frederick Douglass vs. MLK: Competing visions for social justice? – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/frederick_douglass_vs_mlk_competing_visions_for_social_justice.html

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Links President Donald Trump to KKK in Sermon to Black Church – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Trump.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/19/joe-biden-links-president-donald-trump-to-kkk-in-sermon-to-black-church/
— New York Times Smears Trump Supporter as ‘White Nativist’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/19/new-york-times-smears-trump-supporter-as-white-nativist/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Be Prepared To Protect Yourself’: Texas Shooting Hero Jack Wilson Speaks Out – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/jack-wilson-tpusa-texas-hero-guns-shooting/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Warren Claims Trump Has Prioritized ‘Homophobia’, ‘Racism’ and Sexism in Nominating Judges – MAIREAD MCARDLE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/warren-claims-trump-has-prioritized-homophobia-racism-and-sexism-in-nominating-judges/

THE HILL
— The Americans with Disabilities Act is turning 30. Here’s what you should know. The civil rights law bans discrimination on the basis of disability. – Chia-Yi Hou (DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their disabled employees at one time or another.) 
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/478658-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-is-turning

YAHOO NEWS
— Bloomberg pledges $70 billion to bolster black America in new plan – Brittany Shepherd (DIERSEN: $70 billion given to Blacks is $70 billion NOT given to Hispanics, to Asians, to Native Americans, to Whites, to etc. Where does this $70 billion come from?)
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bloomberg-pledges-70-billion-to-bolster-black-america-in-new-plan-170009427.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— THE DEMOCRATS’ BEST CHOICES FOR PRESIDENT: Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/19/opinion/amy-klobuchar-elizabeth-warren-nytimes-endorsement.html
— Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/business/media/senate-impeachment-trial-media.html
— With Impeachment in the News, Ads Are Staying Away From Politics A desire not to offend potential customers in a divided nation, as well as wariness of President Trump’s Twitter account, means fewer topical ads. – Tiffany Hsu
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/business/media/politics-trump-advertising-2020.html
— How Much Racism Do You Face Every Day? – AMY HARMON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the more of a racist 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.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/racism-african-americans-quiz.html
— ‘We’ve Got to Change This’: Has Dixie Highway Reached the End of the Road? In South Florida, leaders are discussing whether to change the name of Dixie Highway, which some say glorifies the nation’s racist history. – Audra Burch (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.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/dixie-highway-change-florida.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Mike Bloomberg, at site of 1921 Tulsa racial massacre, announces plans to aid African Americans – Michael Scherer (DIERSEN: Aid given to African Americans is aid NOT given to Hispanic Americans, to Asian Americans, to Native Americans, to White Americans, to etc. Where does this aid come from?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mike-bloomberg-at-site-of-racial-massacre-vows-aid-for-african-americans/2020/01/19/90780cd0-3aa3-11ea-baca-eb7ace0a3455_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump would never go for a plea bargain, so it looks like jury nullification is his only option.” What if Diersen v. GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, 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/opinions/2020/01/19/trump-would-never-go-plea-bargain-so-it-looks-like-jury-nullification-is-his-only-option/

BOSTON GLOBE
— Push for gender parity, racial diversity on state’s boards, commissions – State Senator Jason Lewis, Democrat of Winchester and State Representative Patricia Haddad, Democrat of Somerset (DIERSEN: To what extent do those who share your demographics (race, gender, age, national origin, religion, education, sexual orientation, marital status, number of dependents, health, liberal/moderate/conservative, political affiliation, income, net worth, employment status, homeowner/renter, veteran status, gun owner status, years that you have lived in your municipality, township/ward, county, and state, years that your ancestors have been in America, etc.) represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?) 
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/01/20/opinion/push-gender-parity-racial-diversity-states-boards-commissions/

BOSTON HERALD
— Are ‘no smokers need apply’ hiring policies fair? (DIERSEN: Virtually all of my Democrat White male superiors and supervisors in the federal government who worked against me were big time smokers and big time drinkers. They favored their employees who smoked and/or drank.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/20/are-no-smokers-need-apply-hiring-policies-fair/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/joe-mccarthy-donald-trump-conservatism-history-roy-cohn.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— What Did GAO Staff Know and When Did They Know It? Judging the organization by its own standards. – James Freeman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors 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 $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-did-gao-staff-know-and-when-did-they-know-it-11579297177
— How Trump Has Kept Near-Unanimous GOP Support Through Impeachment The unity is the byproduct of a White House charm offensive and the president’s raw political power over his party – Andrew Duehren, Catherine Lucey and Gabriel T. Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-trump-has-kept-near-unanimous-gop-support-through-impeachment-11579442401
— Farmer Approval of Trump Hits Record, Poll Shows Approval rises after U.S.-China trade deal signing and progress on replacement for Nafta – Kirk Maltais (DIERSEN: Extremely few of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have any connection with farming. My mother was born and raised on a farm in Grant Park. I spent lots of time at that farm during the summers in the 1950s. My grandmother on my father’s side was born and raised on a farm in Crete.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/farmer-approval-of-trump-hits-record-poll-shows-11579470929
— Boomer Socialism Led to Bernie Sanders Government policies limit millennials’ prosperity, Harvard economist Edward Glaeser argues. Will they realize more of the same isn’t the answer? – Mene Ukueberuwa
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boomer-socialism-led-to-bernie-sanders-11579304307
— Virginia Officials On Guard for Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond With thousands of protesters from across U.S. expected, police worry about violence from extremist groups – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-officials-on-guard-for-pro-gun-rally-in-richmond-11579516202

INC.
— Eliminated a Candidate Based on Social Media. Time to Clean Up Your Feed (and Tags) Do your profiles tell the right story? – Melanie Curtin (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if you seek a government position or a political position, your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes will search the internet for anything and everything to use against you. What would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you? Mine would use the adverse actions that the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Firestone Stores, Post Office, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois took against me. They would stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), childless, pet-less, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, 100% German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, federal retiree since 1997, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, etc. They would stress the lawsuits that I have filed and that the defendants in those lawsuits continue to do everything that the can to destroy me. They would stress that I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. They would stress that unlike them, I am not a member of a church, I do not attend church services, and I do not give money to a church.) 
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
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Who are you, really? That’s a question most employers want to know the answer to. Beyond your cover letter and resume or CV, what are you about? Are you trustworthy, respectful, responsible? Are you a hard worker? Will you follow through on promises? Because most people are on their best behavior during the interview process, it can be hard for hiring managers or employers to tell. So they do the same thing your Bumble date does: they Google you. In particular, they look at your Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media profiles you have publicly available. Then they browse. Or scope. Or scour. According to a survey by CareerBuilder, a full 70 percent of employers “use social media to screen candidates before hiring.” Even more striking is the follow-on statistic: 54 percent of employers surveyed said they chose not to hire a candidate based on content found on their social media profile(s). Of those hiring managers who chose not to hire someone due to their social media presence, the top reasons given for why were that candidates had:

1. Posted provocative or inappropriate photos, videos or information (39 percent)
2. Posted information about drinking or using drugs (38 percent)
3. Made discriminatory comments related to race, gender, religion (32 percent)
4. Bad-mouthed previous company or fellow employee (30 percent)
5. Lied about qualifications (27 percent)
6. Had poor communication skills: 27 percent
7. Been linked to criminal behavior: 26 percent
8. Shared confidential information from previous employers: 23 percent
9. Had an unprofessional screen name: 22 percent
10. Lied about an absence: 17 percent)

GLOUCESTER TIMES
— Researchers: Cape Ann benefited from slavery – Eric Convey (DIERSEN: How much does the municipality that you live in benefit from slavery? How much did the municipalities that you have lived in benefit from slavery? How much did the municipalities that your parents lived in benefit from slavery? How much did the municipalities that your ancestors lived in benefit from slavery? I lived in Crete 1948-1972, University Park 1972-1976, Chicago 1976-1978, and Wheaton since 1978. My parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and great great grandparents lived in Crete and Grant Park. My great, great, great grandparents on my father’s side lived in Chicago and Crete.) 
https://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/researchers-cape-ann-benefited-from-slavery/article_58f5af98-8180-5eaa-ad20-783eabc1c5e2.html

January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. 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. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

January 19 Morning Edition

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Being legal doesn’t make it good – Sherri M. Askren, President, United Way of Danville Area (DIERSEN: If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, you should be speaking out against pot. The leaders of the Illinois Republican Party and the leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations should be submitting letters to the editor like this one. Republican candidates and elected officials in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality should be submitting letters to the editor like this one. The leaders of charitable, religious, health, education, law enforcement, etc. organizations in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality should be submitting letters to the editor like this one.)
https://www.commercial-news.com/community/askren-being-legal-doesn-t-make-it-good/article_6b30c460-37e4-11ea-b883-db16c7d6b622.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Good Sunday morning, everyone! How do you feel about the new Illinois law legalizing marijuana? There are pros and cons to it, as there are to any topic, and everyone has his or her own opinion. I hadn’t given a lot of thought on it until I went to Walmart shopping this week. The smell of pot was everywhere — walking by people in the grocery aisles and really strong at the self-checkout lanes on the east end of the store. As a joke I said I think I could have gotten high without even smoking it if I stayed in there much longer. But here is the reality of what I am saying. The strong aroma of marijuana means to me that they most likely smoked it shortly before they came into the store, possibly while driving to the store. It is against the law to smoke marijuana while driving, just as it is against the law to drink alcohol while driving. The possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, by the driver or passenger, is not permitted unless it is in a sealed, odor-proof, child-resistant cannabis container. What else is not permitted according to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services? Using cannabis knowingly in close physical proximity to anyone under the age of 21 years of age who is not a registered medical cannabis patient. Smoking cannabis in any place where smoking is prohibited under the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Facilitating the use of cannabis by any person who is not allowed to use cannabis. The only positive effect of smoking marijuana that I have found is the reduction of chronic pain and it cures a type of epilepsy known as Lennox-Gestaut Syndrome. To me the negative effects outweigh the good, though. Smoking marijuana causes the heart rate to increase by at least 20 beats per minute, and the risk of heart attacks is four times as high as for a person who doesn’t smoke it. Marijuana causes a sting in the mouth and throat and often triggers coughing. Scientist found that people who smoke it regularly had respiratory problems. It also has four times the amount of tar and twice as many carcinogens than tobacco, therefore giving a greater risk to developing lung cancer. As for mothers who smoked marijuana during pregnancy, their babies were born with a delayed neurological development. Causing them problems with memory and responding to visual stimuli. I will admit I was shocked to see the extremely long line of people waiting January one to purchase the product. Many of the dispensaries in Illinois ran out and they and the state made more money in that one day then originally predicted. But just because the state of Illinois decided it was a good idea to legalize marijuana doesn’t mean it’s legal to smoke where you want, when you want, just keep that in mind. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are you getting paid for that social post? Companies tap employees to spread more ‘authentic’ message online. – LAUREN ZUMBACH (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? Have the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) and/or the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations asked you to post messages online? If so, what kinds of messages? I should write a book about IRP, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders who do not want me include links in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to articles that promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the IRP platform and/or in the Republican National Committee (RNC) platform. They talk and/or act like they want the IRP and RNC to dump those planks and to dump those voters, organizations, companies, and governments that support those planks.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-employee-social-media-influencers-20200117-jv6zjtf5kndqbif65ca6dfj6ie-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/whats-up-next-for-legal-weed-in-illinois

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/blogs/flick/flick-marijuana-traffic-jams-they-re-here/article_de6ce8c7-57db-594a-8d13-15d4163299af.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/cannabis-shortages-are-common-after-legalization-but-may-continue-in/article_6009a2f5-ae12-5fed-afb2-3e4bf5904856.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Trump trial – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/no-escape-senators-to-be-quiet-unplugged-for-trump-trial/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Receives Update of Electronic Health Records Implementation and Impact to 2020 Elections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/19/il-14-lauren-underwood-receives-update-of-electronic-health-records-implementation-and-impact-to-2020-elections/ 
— DeWitt Advises Small Businesses of Minimum Wage Tax Credit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/19/dewitt-advises-small-businesses-of-minimum-wage-tax-credit/ 
— Illinois House District #66: Carolyn Schofield on Offense with Allen Skillicorn Ethics Complaint
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/18/illinois-house-district-66-carolyn-schofield-on-offense-with-allen-skillicorn-ethics-complaint/ 

FOX NEWS
— Left fears black voters are fleeing from the Democratic Party
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/left-fears-black-voters-are-fleeing-from-the-democratic-party

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg granted financial disclosure delay – Brian Slodysko
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/michael-bloomberg-granted-financial-disclosure-del/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The more the media try to help Elizabeth Warren, the more voters reject her – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/the-more-the-media-try-to-help-elizabeth-warren-the-more-voters-reject-her
— ‘Throw a punch, for the children’: Pelosi explains to Bill Maher the importance of ‘cold-blooded’ tactics to save country – Anthony Leonardi (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have thrown punches at me to save TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/throw-a-punch-for-the-children-pelosi-explains-to-bill-maher-the-importance-of-cold-blooded-tactics-to-save-country
(FROM THE ARTICLE: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats need to utilize “cold-blooded” tactics to win the 2020 election for the sake of the country’s future, during an interview with Bill Maher. Calling her the “Iron Lady,” Maher asked Pelosi on his Friday show for her thoughts on the current state of the Democratic Party. “I feel like the Democratic Party is very often the victim of their own purity tests,” Maher said. “I don’t worry about that,” Pelosi said. “You have to be ready to take a punch. And you have to be ready to throw a punch, for the children.” Pelosi, 79, said the Democratic Party needs to use “disciplined, focused, cold-blooded” tactics to win in 2020, just as they did in 2018. Maher concluded the interview by saying, “Good to have your cold-blooded self on our side.” Earlier in the interview, Maher, 63, insisted the Left must refrain from hating the president’s supporters, even if they hate the president himself. “You can hate Trump. You can’t hate the people who like him,” Maher said, warning, “That way lies, literally, civil war.” Pelosi agreed with Maher’s sentiment, adding that she respects constituents with whom she disagrees. Pelosi also mentioned Trump’s impeachment, saying, “And you’re impeached forever! No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.” Pelosi said Trump gave the Democrats no choice but to impeach him, claiming, “The president was self-impeaching almost every single day.”)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Deep Statism behind the GAO’s decision about Trump’s Ukraine funding – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes support all the adverse actions that the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 took against me including forcing me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, giving me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, not promoting me beyond GS-13, getting rid of my mentor in 1987, keeping me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forcing me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/deep_statism_behind_the_gaos_decision_about_trumps_ukraine_funding.html

BREITBART
— Hate-Spewing Protesters Claim Love Will Save the Country from Trump – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/18/hate-spewing-protesters-claim-love-will-save-the-country-from-trump/

DAILY HEADLINES
— IT BEGINS: Virginia Judge Rules No Guns Allowed At Pro-Gun Rally — In OPEN-CARRY STATE – Gateway Pundit
http://dailyheadlines.net/it-begins-virginia-judge-rules-no-guns-allowed-at-pro-gun-rally-in-open-carry-state/

PJ MEDIA
— Media and the Left Trying to Turn Law Abiding Gun Owners into Frothing, Racist, White Supremacists – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/media-and-the-left-trying-to-turn-law-abiding-gun-owners-into-frothing-racist-white-supremacists/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

COLLEGE FIX
— Non-profit group: More race-conscious policies needed to thwart racism in higher education (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/non-profit-group-more-race-conscious-policies-needed-to-thwart-racism-in-higher-education/

CAMPUS REFORM
— ​Yale profs speak out, call on university to strive for ideological diversity – Jessica Custodio (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, what percent of the members of your county and/or township party organizations are conservative, that is, what percent speak out against the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid? Based on the aforesaid criteria, the percentages of Republican Precinct Committeemen in DuPage County and Milton Township that are conservative is very small.)

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14229
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Yale is in the midst of a continued push for diversity of faculty including demographics of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Now, many professors at the school are calling on the institution to strive for a different type of diversity. “Yale talks a lot of diversity, but basically all that diversity means here is skin color…there’s definitely no diversity here when it comes to politics. The liberal point of view is taken to be objective-not an opinion, not a set of beliefs”)

THE HILL
— Sanders, Warren battle for progressive endorsements – SCOTT WONG (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office or a political office, who would NOT endorse you? The following would NOT endorse me: a) 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-federal employees/retirees, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; b) those who reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks; c) those who reject the Milton Township Republican Organization resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution; d) those who focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate; d) those who were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed; and/or e) those who are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. I should write a book about the aforesaid in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who would NOT endorse me.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478844-sanders-warren-battle-for-progressive-endorsements

NEW YORK TIMES
— Weinstein Jury Seated After Prosecutors Accuse Defense of Excluding White Women – Reuters (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v. GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, 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.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/18/arts/18reuters-people-harvey-weinstein-jury.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats’ ‘unfixable’ extremism uses Trump as an excuse: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/18/democrats-unfixable-extremism-uses-trump-as-an-excuse-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump hates the poverty and crime that Democrat policies bring forth.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-19/trump-says-he-loves-america

TWIN CITIES
— Cottage Grove church to usher out gray-haired members in effort to attract more young parishioners – BOB SHAW (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will conservative and Republican organizations in Illinois officially “usher out” their members who are “older” and especially those who are conservative, Republican, Trump supporters, White, male, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.twincities.com/2020/01/18/cottage-grove-church-united-methodist-young-parishioners/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— GOP Candidate Robert Hyde Says He Operated Facebook Pages Defending Himself Some pages were purporting to be run by groups of Trump supporters in different states – Rebecca Ballhaus and Emily Glazer (DIERSEN: Who is behind the Facebook postings that you look at? How many of them 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.wsj.com/articles/gop-candidate-hyde-says-he-operated-facebook-pages-defending-himself-11579385636
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Robert Hyde, a GOP congressional candidate who has become embroiled in the impeachment investigation, on Saturday said he had been operating Facebook pages displaying posts in his defense while purporting to be run by groups of Trump supporters in different states. After The Wall Street Journal reported on the pages’ apparent connection to Mr. Hyde, Facebook Inc. late Friday took them down. A Facebook spokeswoman said when the company finds networks of pages misleading people by concealing who is behind them, it requires owners to show additional information. Mr. Hyde didn’t respond Friday to Journal requests for comment, but he tweeted a public response Saturday. “WTF Facebook?! Please make this right and return our pages. I and other editors put a lot of time and money into these pages. You didn’t give us a deadline for the disclaimer and you said it was only necessary for and if we wanted to boost,” Mr. Hyde tweeted on Saturday, and linked to the Journal’s article. Boosting is when a Facebook user pays to reach new audiences. “We haven’t boosted in two years. No warning, nothing,” Mr. Hyde continued. “Do you all work for Adam Schiff? #facebook #stoleourpages #theft”)

24/7
— The Least Popular Members Of Congress From Every State – Samuel Stebbins (DIERSEN: To be more popular, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican want me to a) stop promoting the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform; b) glorify and praise them; c) give them money; and d) start serving as one of their operatives or dupes.) 
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2020/01/18/the-least-popular-members-of-congress-from-every-state/

GASTON GAZETTE
— GOP Candidates Forum (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.) 
https://www.gastongazette.com/photogallery/NC/20200118/PHOTOGALLERY/118009984/PH/1

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Investing in college doesn’t always pay The thing that matters is whether you got value out of what you paid for. (DIERSEN: Did investing in college pay for you? If I had NOT earned a bachelor’s degree in business from NIU in 1970, Firestone Stores would NOT have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would NOT have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would NOT have hired me in 1971. I had NOT been taking graduate business courses at Loyola, IRS might NOT have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had NOT earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, if I had NOT passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and if I had NOT been taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul, GAO would NOT have hired me in 1980. If I had NOT earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, if I had NOT passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, if I had NOT become a licensed CPA in 1981, and if I had NOT earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997, GAO would NOT have promoted me in 1986 and GAO would have forced me to retire even sooner than it did.) 
http://www.startribune.com/schafer-investing-in-college-doesn-t-always-pay/567087792/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— Polling shouldn’t be used to select candidates – KEITH ROLLAND (DIERSEN: Ever-increasing, Democrat and Democrat plant, Libertarian and Libertarian plant, Green and Green plant, and RINO pollsters say that voters hate those who are Republican, Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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://trib.com/opinion/letters/rolland-polling-shouldn-t-be-used-to-select-candidates/article_91b1306b-b11f-5f6b-ae5e-981993f22a32.html

LAS CRUCES SUN NEWS
— Employers are not allowed to discriminate, so why are voters? – Algernon D’Ammassa (DIERSEN: What percent of the voters in your precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county are anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-Protestant, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-draft avoiders, anti-etc.?)
https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/01/19/employers-not-allowed-discriminate-so-why-voters-whitelash-terry-smith/4510819002/

COLORADO SPRINGS
— The Old Age of Candidates Matters – Editorial (DIERSEN: How old are you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination.)
https://magicvalley.com/opinion/columnists/other-view-the-old-age-of-candidates-matters/article_04f081ec-e6a3-5031-8e83-5e4e2c04331f.html

WKRG
— AL Congressional District 1 GOP candidates have first debate of 2020 – Chad Petri (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate debates? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting debates for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.wkrg.com/baldwin-county/al-congressional-district-1-gop-candidates-have-first-debate-of-2020/

HIGHER EDUCATION
— Report Favors Race-Conscious Policies – Madeline St. Amour (DIERSEN: In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that Oldsmobile just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2020/01/16/report-favors-race-conscious-policies

HR EXECUTIVE
— 3 ways to build a religiously inclusive work culture – Raafi-Karim Alidina (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who focused on turning my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They stressed that I was a) Republican, b) conservative, c) 100% German national origin, d) baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, e) a Crete resident 1948-1972, and f) a Wheaton resident since 1978.)
https://hrexecutive.com/3-ways-to-build-a-religiously-inclusive-work-culture/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTION: Who promotes Evanston? ANSWER: 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.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/19/reparations-program-evanston-illinois-african-americans-slavery

January 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Women’s March Chicago draws thousands to Grant Park in support of women’s right and civil liberties (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were 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://abc7chicago.com/politics/womens-march-chicago-brings-renewed-purpose-through-gallery-of-issues-/5860406/

NBC5
— Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March Demonstrations took place in Chicago and across the country to raise awareness of several issues
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/thousands-turn-out-for-chicago-womens-march/2203522/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Scenes from the 2020 Chicago Women’s March Thousands of women braved unfavorable weather Saturday to converge downtown with leaders including Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx and Toni Preckwinkle.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/18/21070962/2020-chicago-womens-march-photos

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘We cannot rest on our laurels,’ says Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Grant Park as another Women’s March Chicago is in the books after hiatus in 2019 – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-saturday-morning-20200117-flkr7wstu5ejtkbzfq6mn5ifeu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortage-forecast-20200118-ghjx5i73pffb7adlqy6u2t5nwi-story.html
— House outlines impeachment case, and Trump’s team has fiery response – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-impeachment-trial-arguments-20200118-5ijlq6wdyfew7oacrpjw2t77cy-story.html
— Deceased Republican operative’s gerrymander files posted online by estranged daughter: ‘Redistricting is one of the most profitable and businesslike investment(s) that the GOP can make’ – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-thomas-hofeller-gerrymandering-documents-20200118-n36mq3ld5zarfev6as6rpozehe-story.html
— Repeating: Democrats, it’s time for Madigan to go. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-democrats-michael-madigan-corruption-scandal-20200118-a6foyvt7lvcfpbnigl3ux7nzhi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/after-felony-convictions-elgin-man-now-has-chance-to-become-a-marijuana-craft-grower
— ‘We want change’: Hundreds rally in Geneva for Fox Valley Women’s March – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were 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.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/we-want-change-hundreds-rally-in-geneva-for-fox-valley-womens-march

PEKIN TIMES
— Lightford, Harmon frontrunners to replace Cullerton as Senate president – Doug Finke 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200118/lightford-harmon-frontrunners-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president

HERALD & REVIEW
— What presidential candidates do Illinois delegates support? Here’s how it works.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/what-presidential-candidates-do-illinois-delegates-support-here-s-how/article_50768f55-5143-51c1-aa55-4a3714810d91.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Ethics Task Force Focuses on Lobbying – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Those who work against me talk and/or act like they are paid to do that.) 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297335#.XiOZ1CN_OM8

SOUTHERN
— Delegate votes in primaries can be ‘super important,’ party leader says – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/delegate-votes-in-primaries-can-be-super-important-party-leader/article_a0397c17-86d6-5a7f-b5cd-50af1b950329.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Central Illinois Republican & Democratic leaders split on progressive income tax plan – Darronté Matthews
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/central-illinois-republican-democratic-leaders-split-on-progressive-income-tax-plan/

WGLT
— Republican State Officials: Democrats Will Come After Middle Class With ‘Fair’ Income Tax – BREANNA GROW
https://www.wglt.org/post/republican-state-officials-democrats-will-come-after-middle-class-fair-income-tax#stream/0

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Homeowners Confederation Host Roundtable
https://www.nctv17.com/news/nap-homeowners-confederation-host-roundtable/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTIONS: Who promotes tattoos? ANSWER: 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. 
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/emily-kempf-julia-campione-sema-graham-women-nonbinary-tattoo-artists/Content

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicagocrusader.com/acc-of-illinois-will-hold-a-dispensary-agent-hiring-and-training-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Denver Post columnist accuses newspaper of firing him for insisting ‘there are only two sexes’ Independence Institute president Jon Caldara had penned column since 2016 – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/fired-denver-post-columnist-says-he-was-canned-ins/
— Dems respect the Constitution only when it suits them Pelosi’s Constitution and rule of law – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/democrats-respect-the-us-constitution-only-when-it/
— Trump slams Virginia Gov. Northam for ‘very serious attack’ on 2nd Amendment ‘That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away’ – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/trump-says-second-amendment-under-very-serious-att/

BREITBART
— Populist Dick Durbin Says Donald Trump Betrays American Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/17/populist-dick-durbin-says-donald-trump-betrays-american-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/migrants-hoping-trump-loses-election/

NEWSMAX
— Anatomy of the GAO Trump Smear – Scot Faulkner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who side with the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 against me. I would focus on those who a) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/scotfaulkner/government-accountability-office-trump-report-ukraine/2020/01/17/id/950282/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegal Immigrants Are Gambling on Trump Losing Election So They Can Cross Border – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illegal-immigrants-are-gambling-on-trump-losing-election-so-they-can-cross-border/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrats, Libertarian, Green, or RINO, is to be 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 (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Impeachment: Salon Compares Republican Senators to Jim Crow Jury – P.J. Gladnick (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v.GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, 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.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2020/01/17/impeachment-salon-compares-republican-senators-jim-crow-jury

LIVE ACTION
— New report shows Illinois has become ‘the abortion dumping ground of the Midwest’ – Kristi Burton Brown
https://www.liveaction.org/news/report-illinois-abortion-dumping-ground-midwest/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The GAO’s Report – RAMESH PONNURU
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-impeachment-gao-report-concludes-trump-administration-broke-law-in-freezing-aid-to-ukraine/

POLITICO
— Never Trumpers flame out Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/18/never-trump-2020-walsh-weld-100665

THE HILL
— Trump lawyers attack House impeachment as ‘brazen and unlawful’ effort to overturn 2016 results – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478942-trump-lawyers-attack-house-impeachment-as-brazen-and-unlawful-effort
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478945-democrats-file-brief-against-trump-the-founders-worst-nightmare

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/opinion/sunday/republicans-trump-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-say-senate-must-eliminate-the-threat-that-the-president-poses-to-americas-national-security/2020/01/18/c845ec04-3a03-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexican Forces Clash With Migrants at Border With Guatemala Government wants to stop caravan of 1500 people, mostly Hondurans, from entering Mexico as it tries to reach the U.S. – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-forces-clash-with-migrants-at-border-with-guatemala-11579387934

UNION JOURNAL
— Government Accountability Office Throws a Hail Mary to Undermine Trump – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/government-accountability-office-throws-a-hail-mary-to-undermine-trump/

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE
— Best path to a younger flock? Church asks older members to worship elsewhere – Bob Shaw (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.wctrib.com/lifestyle/faith/4871798-Best-path-to-a-younger-flock-Church-asks-older-members-to-worship-elsewhere

LOS ANGELES PROGRESSIVE
— How Discrimination Lawyers Assess Discrimination Cases (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the less likely that discrimination lawyers will represent you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present government employee, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.laprogressive.com/discrimination-cases/

January 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Crowds at Women’s March Chicago on Saturday expected to close parts of downtown to traffic; city plans warming buses for participants – Angie Leventis Lourgos (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be 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?)
By ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-preview-20200117-vo5wwkcvczdornblvtvmejn6ie-story.html
— Why is Kim Foxx sticking taxpayers with a bill for her Jussie Smollett mess? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-kass-20200118-23bsbc3ipvhfbmvzxcfnbnrzom-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Let marijuana consumption ordinance go up in smoke The Chicago City Council doesn’t need to send more customers into tobacco shops. Focus instead on keeping the air clear and smoke free for all Chicagoans. – Joel Africk, Wilmette
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/18/21070661/marijuana-consumption-ordinance-delay-mayor-lori-lightfoot-suntimes-letters

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago doubling down on dangerous ‘securitized bonds’ The losers in Chicago’s bond scheme may end up being taxpayers, service recipients, public pensioners and everybody else except the muni bond community—bondholders, underwriters, bankers and lawyers. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/chicago-doubling-down-dangerous-securitized-bonds

NBC5
— Significant Turnout Expected at Women’s March Despite Cold Temps in Chicago (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be 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.nbcchicago.com/news/local/significant-turnout-expected-at-womens-march-despite-cold-temps-in-chicago/2203417/

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens. 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/reset/conditions-worsen-for-migrants-seeking-asylum-at-usmexico-border/1f1c8396-5d33-4eaf-bed9-8ca2137a0e3f

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers. To push pot on a person is to destroy that person.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/preckwinkle-skeptical-minorities-will-get-access-to-weed-biz

WQAD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wqad.com/2020/01/18/cities-in-the-qca-eligible-for-grants-funded-by-recreational-marijuana-taxes/

WGLT
— Sen. Bill Brady On Property Tax Relief And Making The Case Against A Graduated Income Tax – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/sen-bill-brady-property-tax-relief-and-making-case-against-graduated-income-tax#stream/0

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady said to have voiced private support for abortion funding, gun control legislation – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: If you do not defend and advance the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can will defend and advance their platform.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/523657795-senate-gop-leader-bill-brady-said-to-have-voiced-private-support-for-abortion-funding-gun-control-legislation

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Catalina Lauf Wrong on Lauren Underwood Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/18/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-catalina-lauf-wrong-on-lauren-underwood-record/ 
— Campaign Rape Cover-Up Ripples Keep Spreading
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/campaign-rape-ripples-keep-spreading/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Chicago Tribune: Shill for Human Slaughter
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-chicago-tribune-shill-for-human-slaughter/
— Marriage and the “Success Sequence” – Micah Clark (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I got married in 1978. They knew that my wife would give me even more reasons for living and even more motivation a) to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt like I did in 1979, b) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul like I did in 1980, c) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt like I did in 1981, and d) become a licensed CPA like I did in 1981. They knew that because of her salary, we could afford my suffering a $20,147/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO like I did in 1980.) 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/marriage-and-the-success-sequence/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illegal immigrants lying in wait for Trump to lose election – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/17/illegal-immigrants-lying-wait-trump-lose-election/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— With its dubious finding on impoundment, GAO passed the buck – Nathaniel Cogley
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/with-its-dubious-finding-on-impoundment-gao-passed-the-buck
— Democrats go to Mexico and blast Trump over border tent cities – Anna Giaritelli (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrats-go-to-mexico-and-blast-trump-over-border-tent-cities
— ICE: New York City has declined 7,526 ‘detainers,’ murderers let go – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/ice-new-york-city-has-declined-7-526-detainers-murderers-let-go

GOPUSA
— In defense of Christian nationalism
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83119
— Georgetown students: America not the greatest country (DIERSEN: If not America is not the greatest country, why do so many come to America and stay in America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83116

AMERICAN THINKER
— The plight of the unwoke – Lynne Lechter (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being very woke. I should write a book about them. They paint me as being someone who has unfairly benefitted from my being White, male, Missouri Synod Lutheran, German American, conservative, Republican, American, raised in Crete, raised by a stay-at-home mother, having good health, having ancestors who have been in America for a long time, earning college degrees, earning professional certifications, earning a professional license, working for the federal government for almost 30 years, getting married, and not having children.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_plight_of_the_unwoke.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Urban slang defines a person being “woke” or “wokeness” as someone being cognizant of “social justice.” Social justice, in this worldview, encompasses racism, feminism, gender fluidity, inequality, and “undocumented visitors” (illegal aliens). The very word connotes a superior state of being in which any opposing opinion is perceived as a personal affront, or even attack, and triggers the necessity for safe spaces. Opposing viewpoints are bludgeoned on college campuses and in the mainstream media as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gun-toting, and Bible-thumping idiocies. Oh, the elitism — and blindness! The woke are really the unwoke — those with no sense of self-awareness of the hypocritical and self-aggrandizing images they actually project to the rest of us. Examples abound.)

BREITBART
— Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/17/two-more-venues-cancel-michelle-malkin-lecture-in-maine/
— Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/seven-times-the-gao-found-the-obama-administration-violated-federal-law/
— Poll: 12-in-13 Black Americans Have Never Experienced Voter Suppression – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/17/poll-12-in-13-black-americans-have-never-experienced-voter-suppression/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Has Squeezed Two Terms’ Worth of Wins Into 3 Years as President – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/trump-economy-unemployment-foreign-policy/2020/01/17/id/950260/

TOWNHALL
— NowThis Isn’t Journalism – Adam Guillette
https://townhall.com/columnists/adamguillette/2020/01/18/now-this-isnt-journalism-n2559692
(FROM THE ARTICLE: NowThis and its allies are so desperate to smear President Donald Trump that they’re resorting to lies about the Holocaust. In one of the outlet’s latest propaganda pieces, NowThis sat down with a radical leftwing group of campus Jews and Palestinians and gave them an opportunity to promote their extremist views. While it’s nice to see Jews and Arabs sitting together in peace, the bloom comes off the rose when we learn that they have only come together to promote lies and hate. Perhaps the biggest lie perpetuated in the video occurred when one member of the group compared the plight of immigrants on the American border to that of Anne Frank.)

HOT AIR
— The Real “Marriage Story” Is A Lot Brighter Than Hollywood Is Letting On (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform, have never been married, are divorced, have serious marital problems, were not raised by a stay-at-home mother, have parents who are divorced, and/or are LGBTQers.) 
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/01/real-marriage-story-lot-brighter-hollywood-letting/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood launches $45 million campaign to defeat Trump ‘If they’ve got $45m laying around, why exactly do they need taxpayer dollars?’ – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-launches-45-million-push-against-trump-gop

THE HILL
— Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: ‘You are impeached forever’ – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Which of your “negatives” do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress about you? Mine stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that my employers took against me. They stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, German American, draft avoider, former union member, federal retiree, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478906-pelosi-offers-message-to-trump-on-bill-maher-show-you-are-impeached-forever

REUTERS
— Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack – Brad Brooks
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-rally/ahead-of-tinder-box-virginia-gun-rally-trump-says-constitution-under-attack-idUSKBN1ZH09W

NEW YORK TIMES
— For Shrinking Cities (including Decatur), an Aggressive Way to Dodge the Census Bullet Places where the population is declining know it could cost them money after the 2020 head count is taken. The solution: Expand their borders to add more residents. – Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/us/census-annexation-illinois.html
— Facebook Political Ads: Which States Are 2020 Democrats Betting On? – Nick Corasaniti and Quoctrung Bui
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/us/politics/democrats-political-facebook-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Hannity and Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/17/hannity-previews-trumps-final-defense-so-what-if-hes-guilty/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Do Political Campaigns Change Voters’ Minds? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: What would be the pros and cons if GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contained ads? Of course, I would only seek/accept ads that promoted a) planks the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform and b) conservative Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, political organizations, and companies.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-political-campaigns-change-voters-minds-11579282258
— Opinion: The GAO’s Legal Conclusion is Wrong
https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-the-gao-legal-conclusion-is-wrong/70BCEB53-88B7-4BA6-9677-5EF7D6F67CC3.html
— New York Tries Again to Muzzle Pro-Life Groups The state’s new ‘boss bill’ defies the spirit of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling in favor of a pregnancy center. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-tries-again-to-muzzle-pro-life-groups-11579304211
— ‘The Age of Entitlement’ Review: The Dividing Line The political tribalism of today has its roots in the debates and reforms of the 1960s. – Richard Aldous
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-age-of-entitlement-review-the-dividing-line-11579281287
— ‘Elderhood’ Review: The Way We Age Now   In 1900, the average life expectancy for an American was 46 years; these days it is 79. But what will those later years be like, and how should we make the most of them? – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: What do plan to do with your time and money when you retire? If you are retired already, what are you doing with your time and money? I spend 10+ hours each and every day and thousands of dollars each and every year putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/elderhood-review-the-way-we-age-now-11579281407
— Parenting Isn’t Over When Kids Grow Up With so many young adults still relying on parents for support, the challenge is how to help them without undermining their independence – Mark McConville (DIERSEN: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21 and my brother was 16. My outstanding mother never attended high school and had never worked outside of the home.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/parenting-isnt-over-when-kids-grow-up-11579323660
— After Stretch IRAs, What Retirement Breaks Could Congress Chop Next? A handful of proposals on limiting retirement tax breaks have been circulating in Washington for years – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-stretch-iras-what-retirement-breaks-could-congress-chop-next-11579257004
(FROM THE ARTICLE: • Require annual payouts from Roth IRAs. Current law requires annual withdrawals from traditional IRAs for savers who are age 72 and older, but it doesn’t require them for Roth IRA owners. Ed Slott, an IRA specialist and certified public accountant, says this proposal would take away one of the biggest draws of a Roth IRA, which is payout flexibility. He also worries that it could open the door to indirect taxes, in the same way that tax-free municipal-bond income is included when calculating Social Security taxes and Medicare premiums.)

SENTINEL SOURCE
— Smokers need not apply: Fairness of no-nicotine hiring policies questioned – Blake Farmer (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, smoking, pot, and/or LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who drank lots of booze and smoked a lot.)
https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/economy/smokers-need-not-apply-fairness-of-no-nicotine-hiring-policies/article_182fc306-2aea-5ae7-ad69-73d0a4b05a43.html

SCOUT SOMERVILLE
— OCTOBER 24, 2019 FLASHBACK: 2019 Candidate Survey: Councilor-At-Large (DIERSEN Questions to ask candidates: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your municipality, township/county, county, and Illinois? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://scoutsomerville.com/2019-candidate-survey-councilor-at-large/

NPR
— Is It Fair To Refuse To Hire People Who Use Nicotine? (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, smoking, pot, and/or LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who drank lots of booze and smoked a lot.) 
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/09/794685174/u-hauls-nicotine-free-hiring-rule-reflects-a-trend-that-troubles-workers-advocat

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Who, Exactly, Makes Up the Democratic Base? – David Edward Burke (DIERSEN: From what I see, the Democratic base is 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 (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/01/17/who-exactly-makes-up-the-democratic-base/

ATLANTIC
— Has the Women’s March Accomplished Anything? – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: The marches promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/01/womens-march-2020/605095/

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— Trump May Be Even More Unpopular Than His Approval Rating Shows – Peter K. Enns and Jonathon P. Schuldt (DIERSEN: Who are you unpopular with, that is, who despises/hates you? The following despise/hate me and despise/hate those who share my demographics: Those who despise/hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those who have more or less money than they do, past/present government employees, government retirees, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-may-be-even-more-unpopular-than-his-approval-rating-shows/

MEDIA MATTERS
— Reince Priebus says Trump lawyer is “very close to Laura Ingraham” and her show reflects his views Preibus: “If you want to know, kind of, where Pat [Cipollone]’s head is at, listen to Laura on Fox News”
https://www.mediamatters.org/trump-impeachment-inquiry/reince-priebus-says-trump-lawyer-very-close-laura-ingraham-and-her-show

JD SUPRA
— GAO Reminds Offerors that It’s Important to Substantiate Key Personnel’s Experience (DIERSEN: GAO wasted my experience. GAO audits IRS and many federal agencies including financial institution regulators. The Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s wasted the experience that I gained a) working for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, b) working on audits on many federal agencies for almost 6 years 1980-1985 and 1989, c) working on audits of IRS for 3 years 1986-1988, d) working on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years 1984 and 1990-1997, e) earning job-related professional certifications in 1979 and 1981, f) earning job-related graduate degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, and g) serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gao-reminds-offerors-that-it-s-20604/

JERUSALEM POST
— Joe Biden mocks Donald Trump’s claim to speak against antisemitism – RON KAMPEAS (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who focused on turning my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They stressed that I was a) Republican, b) conservative, c) 100% German national origin , d) baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, e) a Crete resident 1948-1972, and f) a Wheaton resident since 1978.) 
https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Biden-mocks-Trumps-claim-to-speak-against-antisemitism-614519

January 17 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Senate to Elect Next President in Sunday Vote Sens. Kimberly Lightford and Don Harmon, both Democrats and members of the chamber’s leadership, have emerged as the two most likely candidates – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-senate-to-elect-next-president-in-sunday-vote/2203044/

CBS2
— A Look At Preparations For The 2020 Women’s March – Audrina Bigos (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be 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://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/17/a-look-at-preparations-for-the-2020-womens-march/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/anti-trump-protests-have-shrunk-whats-it-mean-for-2020-1

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago Teachers Union Inc.: How the clout-heavy labor group spends its money   We examined how the CTU uses its considerable financial muscle and found nearly $1.5 million from its dues-funded budget went to politics and lobbying over 15 months. And a union foundation cut back sharply on charitable giving. – Lauren FitzPatrick and Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/17/21071027/chicago-teachers-union-ctu-spending-labor

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP Congressional candidate Jeanne Ives campaign flyer asks for donations of up to $80,000. The federal limit is $5,600 – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jeanne-ives-campaign-flyer-20200117-a5jpp4gb5fgh7o362up5s5t57a-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A spokeswoman for Ives, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the west and northwest suburban 6th Congressional District, said the solicited contribution amounts were “clearly (a) typo.” “We worked with this particular direct mail vendor once, and immediately severed ties with him because of errors like this,” Kathleen Murphy, communications director for Ives’ campaign, said in an email. “We are working with a professional compliance team and would never ask for a gift over the legal fundraising limit. And in fact, have returned contributions in excess of the limit already, as our (fourth quarter) filing will reflect,” Murphy said.)
— Talk show host Dan Proft shuts down 2 PACs, including one that was once a multimillion-dollar platform to push conservatives – RICK PEARSON and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dan-proft-shuts-down-pacs-20200117-7h4poqbpofcopmqgy6bspae6ke-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-marijuana-st-0121-20200117-j6q4vlstljbjlkyadcfkfrv2aq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that if you are not a Democrat, you are a racist.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-mlk-day-chicago-racial-healing-circles-0117-20200117-uqlezx6buzaa3hkqbg7fb3fkai-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot smokers and some pot pushers want lower taxes on pot. 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/think-marijuanas-expensive-now-wait-till-summer
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/marijuana-money-wafts-across-illinois-economy

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-pot-rollout-as-pain-free-as-was-possible/article_b01f8b91-0fca-5346-8e40-de78a9acf006.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://dailyegyptian.com/98893/news/city/legalized-weed-for-the-illinoisan/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Illinois Colleges Approach Legal Weed Differently, Even Though It’s Illegal Federally – Julian Hayda
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/01/17/illinois-colleges-approach-legal-weed-differently-even-though-its-illegal-federally/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mike Beuhler, GOP Candidate for McHenry County Board Chairman, Holds Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/mike-beuhlergop-candidate-for-mchenry-county-board-chairman-holds-fundraiser/ 
— Former LITH Sanitary District Trustee Tells County Board Members of Jack Franks’ Appointee’s Greed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/former-lith-sanitary-district-trustee-tells-county-board-members-of-jack-franks-appointees-greed/
— U.S. Senate/IL-06/IL-14: Winfield Township Republicans Vote to Endorse in Primary
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/u-s-senate-il-06-il-14-winfield-township-republicans-vote-to-endorse-in-primary/ 
— IL-14: First Debate Takes on Added Urgency to Derail Jim Oberweis Winning Nomination
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form-copy-2/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOIS SEC OF STATE “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERS OVER 500 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/illinois-sec-of-state-mistakenly-registers-over-500-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— DUCKWORTH ABOUT TRUMP: OUR “TODDLER IN CHIEF”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/duckworth-about-trump-our-toddler-in-chief-.html
— TRUSSELL: NOTHING LIKE A BRIGHT RED TRUMP RALLY TO BEAT CHICAGO WINTER BLUES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trussell-nothing-like-a-bright-red-trump-rally-to-beat-chicago-winter-blues.html
— SKILLICORN: ILLINOIS SHOULD REPEAL THEIR PART IN THE NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/skillicorn-illinois-should-repeal-their-part-in-the-national-popular-vote-movement.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Proft shuts down both of his campaign committees
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/17/proft-shuts-down-both-of-his-campaign-committees/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illegal immigrants blocked at border pray for Trump’s defeat, ‘I want Trump out’ – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes pray for more dependency on government, more dependency on charity, more LGBTQ activity, more mass/illegal immigration, more booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, more patronage, more political affiliation discrimination, more reverse discrimination, more age discrimination, and more retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, government, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/illegal-immigrants-blocked-at-border-pray-for-trumps-defeat-i-want-trump-out

BREITBART
— Daniel Horowitz: Trump-Endorsed GOP Governors Betray President’s Immigration Agenda – ROBERT KRAYCHIK (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, conservative in name only (CINO) activists and Republican in name only (RINO) politicians dump conservatives and dump Republicans. I should write a book about CINO activists and RINO politicians in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. They have certainly dumped me. CINOs and RINOs fail/refuse a) to defend/advance the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, that is, b) they promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, more gun control, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. CINOs and RINOs do not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/17/daniel-horowitz-trump-endorsed-gop-governors-betray-presidents-immigration-agenda/

DAILY CALLER
— NYT’s Maggie Haberman Admits Media Gives ‘Instant Credibility’ To Anti-Trump Voices – VIRGINIA KRUTA (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes give instant credibility to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/maggie-haberman-media-instant-credibility-anti-trump/

GOPUSA
— Prince Harry, Meghan Markle move angers Canadians
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83051

NEWS BUSTERS
— Univision Doubles Down on Acting as a Liberal PAC with a Broadcast License – Kathleen Krumhansl 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/01/17/univision-doubles-down-acting-liberal-pac-broadcast

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Can major conservative groups be trusted when liberal big money funds them? A disturbing amount of the ‘big money’ that funnels into some of the major conservative and pro-family organizations comes from wealthy groups that are neither conservative nor pro-family (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, and political consultants in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but that talk and/or act like they are funded by anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and/or countries.) 
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/can-major-conservative-groups-be-trusted-when-liberal-big-money-funds-them

THE HILL
— Poll: Most Canadian taxpayers don’t want to pay for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s security costs – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/478858-poll-most-canadian-taxpayers-dont-want-to-pay-for-prince-harry-and-meghans

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Anti-Trump protests have shrunk. What’s it mean for 2020? – SARA BURNETT 
http://www.startribune.com/anti-trump-protests-have-shrunk-what-s-it-mean-for-2020/567085442/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Citing Murder, Top Trump Official Condemns N.Y. Sanctuary Policy “A phone call, one simple phone call, and Ms. Fuertes would be alive today,” the ICE head said, referring to a 92-year-old woman killed in Queens. – Annie Correal
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/nyregion/reeaz-khan-immigration-maria-fuertes.html

NEXTGOV
— GAO Calls Out IRS’ Taxpayer Experience Issues – Frank Konkel (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.nextgov.com/topic/irs/?oref=ng-article-topics

TIME
— How Ageism Negatively Affects Older People’s Health – ALICE PARK (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents have always promoted age discrimination big time. Nevertheless, so far, that has not stopped me from putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015.) 
https://time.com/5767265/ageism-health/

NEW REPUBLIC
— “Electability” Is a Poisonous Political Shibboleth If this recursive way of thinking about politics captures our imagination, it will imperil America’s future. – OSITA NWANEVU (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, 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, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/156241/electability-poisonous-political-shibboleth

LAWYERS
— 3 Types Of Age Discrimination That Are Depressingly Common And How Employers Get Away With It – Michael Patrick Murphy, Jr.
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/3-types-of-age-discrimination-that-are-depressingly-common-60235/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and other state and federal laws, it’s illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of their age. However, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), approximately 60% of surveyed older workers claimed to have experienced or witnessed age discrimination in the workplace—and 90% of those respondents said it was a common occurrence. Even though age discrimination is illegal, employers have been taking increasingly creative measures to avoid complying with the law. Here are three different forms age discrimination can take. Refusing to Call It “Firing” Your employer probably won’t come out and tell you that they’re firing you because of your age. But employers do this all the time. One way they get away with it is by calling your firing a “job elimination.” They’re not actually firing you—just eliminating your job title. But a few weeks later, they’ve reinstated the job under a different title and filled the position with a younger worker. Layoffs can also serve as a tactic for employers to let older workers go. The law requires employers to release lists of employees who were both laid off and retained, along with their ages, to prove that the layoff decisions were not based on age. But employers may not list every worker—providing an incomplete picture of their layoff strategy. Or they may fire a few younger workers just to make the optics look better. Some employers might ask older workers to leave of their own free will, and sweeten the pot with offers for early retirement. These can be very tempting—but be careful, especially if the only alternative you have is to be fired. If that’s the case, you may be looking at age discrimination. Promotion-Based Discrimination When a highly qualified older worker is denied a promotion, which is then given to a younger worker with less experience—at a lower pay grade, naturally—it’s usually a fairly clear-cut case of age discrimination.)

HR DRIVE
— Employees earned record number of class certifications in 2019 – Jennifer Carsen (DIERSEN: In 1988, when I was 40 years old, I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.hrdive.com/news/employees-earned-record-number-of-class-certifications-in-2019/570498/
— House advances bill requiring accommodations for pregnant workers – Ryan Golden (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at women a) that men have an unfair advantage over women because men cannot get pregnant and b) that those who do not have dependents have an unfair advantage over who have dependents. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who are White, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, citizens of America, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have an unfair advantage over those who are minority, younger, non-healthy, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-citizen, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more education, more professional certifications, and more professional licenses have an unfair advantage over those who earn less education, fewer professional certifications, and fewer professional licenses and b) those who acquire more work experience have an unfair advantage over those who acquire less work experience. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more money have an unfair advantage over those who earn less money and b) those who save for their retirement have an unfair advantage over those who do not save for their retirement.) 
https://www.hrdive.com/news/house-advances-bill-requiring-accommodations-for-pregnant-workers/570670/

MOTLEY FOOL
— 40% of Americans Risk Financial Struggles in Retirement for This Reason Banking too heavily on Social Security could upend your senior years. – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension. My CSRS pension is dramatically reduced because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me to retire early. My Democrat superiors in the federal government did what Democrat politicians wanted them to do. Democrat politicians did what Democrat voters wanted them to do.) 
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2020/01/17/40-of-americans-risk-financial-struggles-in-retire.aspx

January 17 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Candidates to Replace Cullerton as Senate President Highlighting Credentials Ahead of Sunday Vote State Senators Lightford and Harmon are expected to be the two leading candidates in the vote, which will take place in Springfield over the weekend – Mary Ann Ahern (DIERSEN: In my opinion, candidates for government and political offices should highlight their job-related education, job-related work experience, job-related professional certifications, and job-related professional licenses.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/candidates-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president-highlighting-credentials-ahead-of-sunday-vote/2202648/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Alan Dershowitz, Ken Starr and Pam Bondi on Trump’s impeachment legal team – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ken-starr-alen-dershowitz-trump-impeachment-20200117-ynfo56zy4nf6pm3xfxdc3jekgi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeachment-parnas-trial-ukraine-biden-week-in-review-huppke-20200117-futpvodhdnfgvc7glwqqqzbvve-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-impeachment-trial-congress-st-0116-20200115-qfdyzqhy5zfr7jglsddejg2kuq-story.html
— 25 people have applied to be Chicago’s next top cop. Most of them from outside CPD — and they are mostly men or white. – Jeremy Gorner (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs paint the following demographics negatively: 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.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-police-board-top-cop-20200117-3qeegbkstjekrcqkendr7vo3ri-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan’s handpicked alderman accused of engaging in ‘prohibited political activity’ Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s quarterly report accuses Ald. Marty Quinn (13th) of putting his name and Mike Madigan’s on a graffiti blaster bought in 2013 with taxpayer money. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/16/21069358/marty-quinn-prohibited-political-activity-chicago-inspector-general

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200117/it-piles-up-this-stuff-in-our-way?cid=search
— FROM PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why Illinois State Police are changing standards for recruiting push – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200117/why-illinois-state-police-are-changing-standards-for-recruiting-push

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— These two CEOs are climbing a manager’s steepest hill: Culture change – JOE CAHILL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the culture of the Milton Township Republican Organization since 1999, GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, IRS’s Chicago office 1971-1980, Firestone’s Chicago Heights Store 1970-1972, Post Office’s Park Forest office 1966-1969, etc.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/these-two-ceos-are-climbing-managers-steepest-hill-culture-change

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & INDIANAPOLIS STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200117/nick-in-am-local-group-wants-to-establish-south-peoria-craft-pot-growing-facility
https://www.indystar.com/videos/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-what-you-need-know-before-visiting-illinois/4492919002/

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/indianapolis/2020/01/17/legal-marijuana-heres-what-its-like-buy-legal-weed-illinois/4466204002/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Congressional delegation mixed on pot legalization – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Congressional-delegation-mixed-on-pot-legalization-14983478.php

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Peoria Public Schools cracking down on cannabis – Treasure Roberts
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-public-schools-cracking-down-on-cannabis/

MDJ ONLINE
— Illinois’ congressional delegation mixed on cannabis legalization – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-congressional-delegation-mixed-on-cannabis-legalization/article_200694fe-bde3-51e2-8bc0-c9734740b158.html

WESTERN SPRINGS PATCH
— Durkin Rakes In Half Million For Campaign The House GOP leader’s fundraising haul in the last election eclipsed his Democratic opponent’s. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/westernsprings/durkin-rakes-half-million-campaign

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot talked about the importance of electing gay and lesbian candidates Thursday night at a Boystown fundraiser for state rep candidate Jonathan “Yoni” Pizer. (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will organizations, companies, governments, and countries officially banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
— Congresswoman Robin Kelly is bringing presidential candidates to her South Side district for “A Conversation With…” series. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/17/tensions-high-claws-out-lightfoot-on-gay-candidates-jbs-b-day-488096
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First up is Pete Buttigieg, the former South Bend mayor, who will sit down with the 2nd Congressional District rep today at 4 p.m. at Corliss High School. “Illinois Democrats will play a role in determining who the party’s presidential nominee,” Kelly said in a release to Playbook. “This district is a microcosm of Illinois, it is urban, suburban and rural stretching from Hyde Park down to Kankakee. The 2nd District is America.” In addition to Buttigieg, former VP Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, have agreed to participate in the coming weeks. Discussions are ongoing with the campaigns of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to Kelly.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Former Republican State Rep. Steve Andersson Celebrates ERA’s Passage in Virginia
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/former-republican-state-rep-steve-andersson-celebrates-eras-passage-in-virginia/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S MAISH: ILLINOIS’ FLAT TAX IS REALLY A FAIR TAX
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/maish-flat-tax-is-really-a-fair-tax.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate President preview
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/17/senate-president-preview/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hey liberal snowflakes, you don’t know how good you’ve got it protesting in America – Tim Young 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/16/hey-liberal-snowflakes-you-dont-know-how-good-youv/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Prohibition, a wicked ‘great experiment,’ began 100 years ago – Richard Major (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who focus on promoting booze, gambling, pot, and other vices. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/prohibition-a-wicked-great-experiment-began-100-years-ago
— Media label Tennessee religious liberty bill as ‘anti-gay’ – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: What do you say to activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in your municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who promote LGBTQ activity?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/media-label-tennessee-religious-liberty-bill-as-anti-gay

FOX NEWS
— Reince Priebus calls on Republicans to play ‘hardball’ during Senate impeachment trial – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/reince-priebus-calls-on-republicans-to-play-hardball-during-senate-impeachment-trial

AMERICAN THINKER
— Torquemada Reborn: The Swamp’s Dept. of Labor Inquisitions – W. Bruce DelValle
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/torquemada_reborn_the_swamps_dept_of_labor_inquisitions.html

DAILY CALLER
— Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge – LUKE ROSIAK
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/16/army-times-editor-trump-hate/

CATHOLIC SUN
— MYOPIC VIEW CONTINUES TO IGNORE, DISCOUNT BELIEFS OF MILLIONS – JOYCE CORONEL (DIERSEN: Those who reject the traditional life plank in the Republican Party platform, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. I should write a book about them. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.catholicsun.org/2020/01/16/myopic-view-continues-to-ignore-discount-beliefs-of-millions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As someone who has worked for newspapers for years — and not just the Catholic press — I can tell you that pro-life journalists and those who harbor a more traditional, religious viewpoint are rare in most secular media outlets. There’s a silent assumption that opponents of gay marriage are ignorant bigots. The insistence to promote the LGBTQIA ideology is unassailable as editors fret over preferred pronouns and ignore the beliefs of millions of Americans. Who gets interviewed, what gets asked, what’s included and what gets edited out each pass through this biased lens, yielding a myopic, unbalanced view.)

CATHOLIC HERALD
— Lipinski: Pro-life Democrats get little support from pro-life groups – Matt Hadro (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that I do not do enough to promote the pro-life plank in the Republican Party platform?)
https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2020/01/10/congressman-pro-life-democrats-get-little-support-from-pro-life-groups/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Taxpayer-Funded Planned Parenthood to Spend $45 Mil to Elect Dems in 2020 – Alexa Moutevelis
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/alexa-moutevelis/2020/01/16/taxpayer-funded-planned-parenthood-spend-45-mil-elect-dems

PJ MEDIA
— SPLC Demands Big Tech Silence Conservatives in the Name of Fighting White Supremacist Terror – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/splc-demands-big-tech-silence-conservatives-in-the-name-of-fighting-white-supremacist-terror/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Women Win in Trump’s Economy – Adriana Cohen (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers post signs that say “MEN NOT WELCOME”? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout pressure employers to hire, retain, and promote women, and especially to hire, retain, and promote women 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.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/01/17/women_win_in_trumps_economy_142173.html

CIVIL JURY PROJECT
— The Long Shadow of the Civil Jury – Anna Offit (DIERSEN: How much jury appeal do you have? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the less jury appeal that you have, that is, the more likely that you will lose in court: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present union member, past/present government employee, government retiree, non-dog owner, childless, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://civiljuryproject.law.nyu.edu/the-long-shadow-of-the-civil-jury/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Others more explicitly ascribed justice considerations to hypothetical lay decision-makers through references to the “jury appeal” of their cases. In some prosecutors’ formulations, jury appeal assessments were likened to asking, “If I were a juror, what would I think?”— or a practice of weighing whether a “hypothetical juror would feel the case should not be prosecuted even if it legally could be.” To this end, talk of jury appeal allowed sources of concern or ambivalence to be discussed from a position of detachment. In some instances jury appeal was cited in decisions to modify investigations or decline cases altogether.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478727-more-than-eight-in-ten-black-americans-describe-trump-as-racist-poll

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Mothers’ Choices About Work and Family Often Feel Like No Choice at All When policymakers frame “choices” as personal preferences, it distracts from major structural constraints. – Claire Cain Miller (DIERSEN: My outstanding father earned enough money that my outstanding mother could stay home and raise me and my brother. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always used that to paint my father, my mother, and me as being undeservedly filthy rich. But I could ask, if I was undeservedly filthy rich, why did I do yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; and work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/upshot/mothers-choices-work-family.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/books/review/the-new-class-war-michael-lind.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/trump-america.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/opinion/sunday/michelle-alexander-new-jim-crow.html
— Joe Biden Says Age Is Just a Number – Editorial (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination a) because they want to get rid of those who are older than they are and/or b) because they want to curry favor with those who promote age discrimination. I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and/or Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/opinion/joe-biden-nytimes-interview.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump expands legal team to include Alan Dershowtiz, Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-trial-live-updates/2020/01/17/df59d410-3917-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Trump. How much success have Trump-haters in your neighborhood, precinct, municipality, township/ward, and county had in promoting hatred against Trump? 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/black-americans-deeply-pessimistic-about-country-under-president-who-more-than-8-in-10-describe-as-a-racist-post-ipsos-poll-finds/2020/01/16/134b705c-37de-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want young Republicans to be RINOs, a) that is, to reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform and b) that is, to promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2020/01/17/college-republicans-crnc-trump-republican-party-gop-turning-point-usa/4476649002/
— In 2020, millennials, Generation X expect to make more money while boomers shave debt – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/16/heres-where-americans-think-their-finances-headed-2020/4479356002/
— Your vote almost certainly won’t matter. On Election Day, work and donate your earnings. It’s incoherent to say every vote helps. Republican and Democratic voters cancel each other: Opposing view – Jason Brennan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/01/17/your-vote-almost-certainly-wont-matter-editorials-debates/4449482002/
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: More U.S. Schools teach in Spanish – Erin Richards and Kristin Lam (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage Hispanics to speak, to read, and to write Spanish. My ancestors immigrated from what is now Germany to northeast Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. They were less successful because they continued to speak, read, and write German. None of them earned a high school diploma until my father did in 1940. None of them earned a college degree until I did in 1970.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/education/2020/01/06/english-language-learners-benefit-from-dual-language-immersion-bilingual-education/4058632002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Democrats smear Trump: ‘Impeached for life’ – BETSY MCCAUGHEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/17/dems-smear-trump-impeached-for-life/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE WITH BIG GRAPHIC: Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value Google parent joins an elite group that includes Apple, Amazon and Microsoft – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Google can destroy any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any country that it wants to. Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Google to destroy me and to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alphabet-becomes-fourth-u-s-company-to-ever-reach-1-trillion-market-value-11579208802?mod=djemwhatsnews
— Large Groups of Hondurans Set Off for U.S., as Mexico Pledges to Block Them About 2,000 Hondurans traveling in caravans, say pro-migration activists, in an echo of the 2018 exodus that drew President Trump’s ire – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/large-groups-of-hondurans-set-off-for-u-s-as-mexico-pledges-to-block-them-11579208878

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
— A New Way to Combat Bias at Work (DIERSEN: Democrat employers and RINO employers use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, etc. to not hire and to get rid of Republicans, and especially to not hire and to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://hbr.org/podcast/2020/01/a-new-way-to-combat-bias-at-work

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters are overjoyed about the demise of Whites.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/01/16/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-for-sports-marketing-its-game-on/

TIME
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters are overjoyed about the demise of men.
https://time.com/5766787/women-workforce/

NEW YORKER
— The Changing Meaning of Affirmative Action – Louis Menand (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/20/have-we-outgrown-the-need-for-affirmative-action

MEDIA MATTERS
— Laura Ingraham: GAO’s ruling that Trump’s hold on Ukraine aid was illegal “is a toothless declaration”
https://www.mediamatters.org/laura-ingraham/laura-ingraham-gaos-ruling-trumps-hold-ukraine-aid-was-illegal-toothless-declaration

JD SUPRA
— Recent EEOC Enforcement Activity Underscores Importance of Proactive Workplace Harassment Prevention (DIERSEN: What about the federal government’s discrimination against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make 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?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/recent-eeoc-enforcement-activity-58297/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since the start of fiscal year 2020 (October 1, 2019-September 30, 2020), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recovered more than $25 million in monetary relief and secured substantial equitable remedies from employers accused of engaging in unlawful race- and sex-based discrimination and harassment. In fiscal year 2018, the most recent period for which detailed enforcement data is available, the EEOC collected a total of $134 million on behalf of workplace harassment victims alone. While harassing conduct of a sexual nature is perhaps the most well-known form of workplace harassment, especially in light of the global #MeToo movement, it is far from the only kind that may expose an employer to significant risk of legal liability. According to the EEOC, more than 30% of the charges it receives each year include claims of unlawful harassment based on sex, race, disability, age, national origin, and religion (in that order).)

FEEDSPOT
— Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2020 (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS is ranked 87th. Chicago Sun-Times is ranked 145th.)
https://blog.feedspot.com/political_blogs/

January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Marijuana health risks remain despite legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5855832/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Opt Out group nets more than $4K in donations in fight to oppose pot sales in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-opt-out-naperville-fundraising-cannabis-referendum-st-20200117-2wyvfgozmraxbofenqbl3bjk5q-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those giving money were state Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, who contributed $500 and Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission member Krishna Bansal, who donated $250. Wehrli is unopposed in the Republican primary in his bid to be returned to his seat representing the 41st District, which includes a large portion of Naperville. Bansal is a candidate in the 2020 Republican primary for the 11th District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. The largest single donation of $1,545 came from an Aurora resident, and most Naperville residents donated between $200 and $531 each, records show. One person from Virginia contributed $200. Two Naperville people bought $455 worth of “opt out buttons” for the campaign, the report said.)
— At White House ceremony, President Trump calls out for no-show Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin: ‘Where the hell is he?’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-out-ken-griffin-20200116-irdz2xo2jffwrli5wlxrkedc4e-story.html
— Cook County Board approves 3% tax on recreational weed sales starting July 1, will study drug’s effect on region – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cook-county-board-approves-recreatioal-weed-tax-20200116-3tm7vgx5qzb6zjoti5lwb6mtdy-story.html
— CNN’s shameful treatment of Bernie Sanders – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-cnn-kass-20200116-avuaiaxbfvdkbb2w6y4yoiafuq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats to choose new Senate president, eyeing the call of history — and ‘shadows’ of the feds It appears the field to replace outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has dwindled to two power-players: Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, and Assistant Majority Leader Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/16/21067310/democrats-senate-president-harmon-lightford-cullerton-history-federal-investigation

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers consider statewide lobbyist regulation – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/suburban-lawmakers-consider-statewide-lobbyist-regulation
— Mayor Suess says the state of Wheaton is ‘quite good’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/mayor-suess-says-the-state-of-wheaton-is-quite-good

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & KNOX STUDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-early-returns/article_abdc1de9-df0b-5446-82fd-704748b8050c.html
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2020/01/15/expect-visiting-dispensary/#.XiCvHCN_OM8

STATELINE
— Illinois residents receive some of the most robocalls in the country
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-residents-receive-some-of-the-most-robocalls-in-the-country/

WILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How College Campuses In Illinois Are Preparing Students To Work In The Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/colleges-preparing-students-for-cannabis-businesses

WGIL
— OUTSTANDING: BUSTOS SUPPORTS PASSING OF AGE DISCRIMINATION BILL
https://www.wgil.com/2020/01/16/bustos-supports-passing-of-age-discrimination-bill/

WJBC
— Illinois commission on lobbyists hears concerns about lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying, loopholes
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/illinois-commission-on-lobbyists-hears-concerns-about-lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-loopholes/
— Fewer Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for growing public sector pension liabilities
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/fewer-illinois-taxpayers-are-on-the-hook-for-growing-public-sector-pension-liabilities/

WQAD
— Iowa Police keeping eye on Illinois border for recreational marijuana, as national trends point to higher possession arrests – ANDREA FLORES
https://wqad.com/2020/01/16/iowa-police-keeping-eye-on-illinois-border-for-recreational-marijuana-as-national-trends-point-to-higher-possession-arrests/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chris Lauzen Reviews His Time as Kane County Board Chairman and Announces His Endorsement of Dave Rickert as Successor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/chris-lauzen-reviews-his-time-as-kane-county-board-chairman-and-announces-his-endorsement-of-dave-rickert-as-successor/ 
— Skillicorn Reports on Campaign Finance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/skillicorn-reports-on-campaign-finance/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans – NEIL MUNRO16 Ja
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/donald-trumps-hire-american-policy-gets-more-jobs-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Latest Migrant Caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans Head to U.S. Border – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/15/latest-migrant-caravan-n2559600

EPOCH TIMES
— Gallup Poll Shows US Center-Right Ideologically – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gallup-poll-shows-us-center-right-ideologically_3206248.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— Already Shut Out Of GOP Primaries, Joe Walsh Gets Shut Out At The RNC, Too The former congressman and Trump challenger couldn’t get past the front desk at Republican Party headquarters to make his complaint. – S.V. Date
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-republican-party-trump_n_5e20bfc2c5b6321176103583

UPI
— Walsh protests at RNC HQ – Clyde Hughes
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/16/Candidate-challenging-Trump-in-2020-race-protests-at-RNC-HQ/8301579197386/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stay Woke, Drop Out In its wake, identity politics leaves a trail of failed Democratic candidates. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stay-woke-drop-out-11579220294