March 31 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,592 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2592-new-covid-cases-28-deaths/10463003/
— Some Capitol riot suspects apologize as consequences sink in – AP
(DIERSEN: Capitol-rioters had to know that they were damaging Trump. If you support a person, you do not damage that person. Therefore, Capitol-rioters are not Trump-supporters.)
https://abc7chicago.com/some-capitol-riot-suspects-apologize-as-consequences-sink-in/10464679/

NBC5
— Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Governor’s Mask Mandate. The 4-3 ruling from the conservative-controlled court is the latest legal blow to attempts by Evers to control the coronavirus.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wisconsin-supreme-court-strikes-down-governors-mask-mandate/2475307/

WTTW
— Biden Announces Huge Infrastructure Plan to ‘Win the Future’ – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2021/03/31/biden-announces-huge-infrastructure-plan-win-future

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As Chicago sees ‘quantum leap’ in coronavirus cases, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says more significant reopening will have to wait – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-spike-20210331-ogeh7tov5vgmnlqfotoomzq5cu-story.html
— Asian American judge challenges racism inherent in ‘equity’ – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-john-kass-judge-ho-20210331-efikgkkqmbdo3jbni2ijyyaqki-story.html
— Campaign cash flows into Mettawa mayoral contest – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-mettawa-mayor-st-0401-20210331-ef2yfv5p6fepnczh3prozbc2re-story.html
— Vice President Kamala Harris in Chicago Tuesday | More Lightfoot vs. Pritzker tension? | Lightfoot to join public health doctors on the mound for Cubs home opener – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pritzker-tensions-vaccine-arwady-ezike-vaccine-spin-20210331-5f6cmq5pmbeexj5y3br3jxphhu-story.html
— Hey, clouted politician line-jumpers, it’s about trust – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-prem-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-covid-vaccine-cheat-20210331-wcoyrneuxbhxhesp5bkdgapc5m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats, Republicans spar over who’s trying to inject more politics into task of drawing new legislative districts. State Rep. Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, who chairs the House Redistricting Committee, said, “Republicans have already been clear that their only goal is to rig the process to elect more right-wing candidates.” One GOP legislator countered that Hernandez’s comments are “both unnecessary and destructive.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2021/3/31/22360879/democrats-republicans-redistricting-remap-politics-legislative-districts-hernandez-barickman
— Kamala Harris heads to Chicago Tuesday to focus on vaccine equity. The vice president’s visit to Chicago will be her first since she was sworn in. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/31/22360884/vice-president-kamala-harris-travels-chicago-tuesday-visit-focus-covid-vaccine-equity
— Fox News brought legal woes upon itself by trading in constant lies – Herb Vermaas, Salem, Illinois
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have taken the most adverse actions against me because I included links to articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIIS newsletters that they do not like.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/30/22358539/fox-news-lies-dominion-voting-lawsuit-sidney-powell-letters-amazon-price-fixing
— Ruh roh! Biden pooch drops doggie doo in White House hallway. One of President Joe Biden’s dogs apparently deposited the pile of poo in the hallway outside the Diplomatic Reception Room, just off the South Lawn, on Wednesday. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/31/22360630/ruh-roh-biden-pooch-drops-doggie-doo-in-white-house-hallway
— Labor allies target ‘at-will’ employment rules. Groups support state legislation that would ban an employer from firing someone without just cause. – David Roeder
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Political affiliation discrimination has always been rampant in the federal government. Were it not for civil service protections for federal employees, my Democrat superiors would have taken even more adverse actions against me than they did. They despised if not hated federal employees who were Republican, and especially those who were White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German-American, etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2021/3/31/22360796/labor-allies-target-at-will-employment-rules-secure-jobs-act

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County Fair returning to St. Charles this summer – Kevin Schmit
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210331/kane-county-fair-returning-to-st-charles-this-summer
— League of Women Voters of Wheaton to host April 8 program on gerrymandering with Madeline Doubek – Mary Pritchard
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210330/league-of-women-voters-of-wheaton-to-host-april-8-program-on-gerrymandering-with-madeline-doubek

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— This Kinzinger fundraiser is a who’s who of local GOP politics. And headlining the embattled and outspoken Trump critic’s event this evening: Karl Rove. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-fundraiser-whos-who-local-gop-politics
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signing on as co-sponsors of the event, according to a list obtained by Crain’s, are such top Republican fundraisers as former Trump administration Ambassador to Belgium Ron Gidwitz, financier Muneer Satter and industrialist Craig Duchossois. Also on the invite list are former corporate execs such as John Rowe and John Canning. . .The Kinzinger camp isn’t yet saying how much they expect the event will raise for his congressional campaign fund. But with tickets going for $250 to $4,600, and with well over 100 names on the sponsors list, you can expect a number into the six figures.)

NORTHERN PUBLIC RADIO
— Rep. Kinzinger Talks About Bipartisanship At NIU Lecture Series – JUANPABLO RAMIREZ-FRANCO
https://www.northernpublicradio.org/post/rep-kinzinger-talks-about-bipartisanship-niu-lecture-series

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UNDER BIDEN, WOKE BANKS RUNNING WILD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/under-biden-woke-banks-running-wild.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘It’s everywhere’: Parents group fights left-wing indoctrination in schools – James Varney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/30/parents-defending-education-fights-critical-race-t/
— Facebook and Instagram removed an interview of former President Donald Trump by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, citing their blackouts of the former president. – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/31/facebook-instagram-yank-lara-trumps-interview-form/
— Trump blasts Biden’s ‘ludicrous’ plans for massive tax increase: ‘Strategy for economic surrender’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/31/trump-blasts-bidens-ludicrous-plans-massive-tax-in/

GOPUSA
— The Biden Cabal’s Fragile Facade Continues To Collapse
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=108294

BLAZE
— Trump says there’s hope for a 2024 run during viral interview — and Facebook yanks video, saying ‘voice of Donald Trump’ is not allowed on platform – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-hope-for-2024-video-yanked-from-facebook

FEDERALIST
— Rachel Levine’s Only Qualification Was Punching The Diversity Ticket. Being transgender shouldn’t bar one from office, but neither should it be a reason to give an incompetent and corrupt medical official a job. – Jonathan S. Tobin
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/31/rachel-levines-only-qualification-was-punching-the-diversity-ticket/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Take A Stand Against The Mask Mandates. It’s your patriotic duty to go maskless and risk being denied service. – NICK HANKOFF
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/take-a-stand-against-the-mask-mandates/

PATRIOT POST
— The ‘Gay’ Assault on Family and Faith. The systematic devolution of gender by cadres of heterophobic science deniers. – MARK ALEXANDER
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/78831-the-gay-assault-on-family-and-faith-2021-03-31

PJ MEDIA
— 30,000 Illegals Have Been Released Since January – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/03/31/former-cbp-official-30000-illegals-have-been-released-since-january-n1436479

TOWNHALL
— COVID Panic Peddlers Get Clobbered by Their Own Boomerang in Pushing Doom and Gloom Narrative – Matt VespaMatt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/03/31/did-the-covid-panic-peddlers-just-get-clobbered-by-their-own-boomerang-n2587174

EPOCH TIMES
— Over 100 Fully Vaccinated People in Washington State Test Positive for COVID-19 – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/over-100-fully-vaccinated-people-in-washington-state-test-positive-for-covid-19_3757218.html

POLITICO
— President Joe Biden is using his infrastructure plan to take aim at President Donald Trump’s signature economic achievement: his corporate tax cuts. – BRIAN FALER
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/31/biden-infrastructure-plan-stimmy-tax-478791

USA TODAY
— Asian American students have a target on their backs thanks to critical race theory Elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has long had a reputation for rigor and merit. But that race-blind reputation is ending. – Asra Q. Nomani
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/03/26/tj-high-school-admissions-race-asian-parents-column/6982183002/

FORBES
— House GOP Memo Argues For Embrace Of Trump Coalition Some Republicans Find ‘Distasteful’ – Andrew Solender and Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/03/31/house-gop-memo-argues-for-embrace-of-trump-coalition-some-republicans-find-distasteful/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It is unclear who is in the “embittered and loud minority” Banks describes, but several Republican lawmakers have expressed displeasure about the direction the GOP has gone under Trump, particularly the rise of the QAnon conspiracy movement. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, has launched a super PAC to challenge pro-Trump lawmakers and morph the GOP from a “Trump-first party” to a “country-first party.”)

HERALD JOURNAL
— Hate for Trump has left us in this mess – David B. Kerr, Preston
(DIERSEN: What do you say to those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who promote hatred against Trump and promote hatred against those who do not share their hatred of Trump?)
https://www.hjnews.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/hate-for-trump-has-left-us-in-this-mess/article_497c44c1-ea34-5f6b-b8d4-0ff8ba0fb1be.html

FEEDSPOT
— Top 100 Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021 (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com is ranked 90th.)
https://blog.feedspot.com/political_blogs/
LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ, that is, ever-increasingly; Democrats promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the destruction of the traditional family.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/03/joe-biden-releases-historic-transgender-day-visibility-presidential-proclamation/

March 9 Evening Edition

NBC5
— 5 Face Election Fraud Charges in DuPage County, State’s Attorney Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/5-face-election-fraud-charges-in-dupage-county-states-attorney-says/2457666/

CBS2
— U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Announces Re-Election Bid
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in your precinct? Have the Republican incumbents announced that they are running again or not?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/09/senator-tammy-duckworth-announces-re-election-bid-campaign/

ABC7
— Former House Speaker Madigan cannot be penalized for employing ‘shady strategy that voters tolerate,’ court says. Jason Gonzales contended in a lawsuit that Madigan planted sham candidates on the ballot to ensure he would defeat Gonzales’ challenge in the 2016 Democratic primary. – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican primaries in Illinois since 2000 in which the non-conservative candidate won because candidates who claimed to be conservative split the conservative vote.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-cannot-be-penalized-for-employing-shady-strategy-that-voters-tolerate-court/10399603/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Election fraud charges filed against 5 in DuPage County
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/election-fraud-charges-filed-against-5-in-dupage-county

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gun lobby takes aim at ‘unacceptable’ delays in handling Concealed Carry License applications. The lawsuit alleges state police “routinely” exceed the 90-day requirement to issue or deny a Concealed Carry License for applications with fingerprints and a 120-day requirement for those without fingerprints. State police countered that it “is a time consuming and deliberate process.” – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/8/22320595/illinois-rifle-association-concealed-carry-license-federal-lawsuit-state-police-firearms
— Biden dog Major in doghouse after injuring security agent – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/9/22322225/biden-dog-major-doghouse-injuring-security-agent

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville woman accused of casting a ballot for someone else in 2020 general election – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-voting-fraud-charges-st-0310-20210309-chjf646etbcxjibuy2hjmk3fy4-story.html
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth takes to Twitter to announce reelection bid. So far, no major Republican candidate has surfaced to take on Duckworth next year. – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: What offices will be on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in your precinct? Have the Republican incumbents announced that they are running again or not?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-tammy-duckworth-reelection-20210309-mzdfo4fxdrdxpllsyaxke7oggi-story.html
— Duckworth announces reelection bid; Pritzker, Lightfoot welcome United Center vaccination opening — bumps and all; Pappas disses idea of Mag Mile Target store – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-duckworth-reelection-bid-united-center-vaccine-pappas-target-spin-20210309-oanfw6ozubhglcbqiuh7pnt5rm-story.html

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Kinzinger is on a Mission to Save the Republican Party.”
https://news.wttw.com/2021/03/09/kinzinger-mission-save-republican-party-question-whether-party-wants-saving

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote LGBTQ-promoters.
https://dailyegyptian.com/106546/features/rainbow-cafe-serving-the-lgbtq-youth-of-southern-illinois/

FOX ILLINOIS
— The influence former President Donald Trump may have on the 2022 election – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/the-influence-former-president-trump-may-have-on-the-2022-election

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘No More Money For RINOS’: How Trump’s Fight With The GOP Is All About Control – DOMENICO MONTANARO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/no-more-money-rinos-how-trumps-fight-gop-all-about-control#stream/0

WLDS
— LaHood Says COVID Relief Too Expensive – Gary Scott
https://wlds.com/lahood-says-covid-relief-too-expensive/

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Bagpipers To Serenade St. Charles For St. Pat’s Day – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/parade-bagpipers-serenade-st-charles-st-pat-s-day

DUPAGE COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY
— State’s Attorney Files Charges Against Five Individuals Alleging Voter Fraud
https://dupageco.org/States_Attorney/States_Attorney_News/2021/64404/

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Whites for the problems that minorities have.

https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/147204715

CHICAGO NOW
— Will IL GOP pick a Gov Candidate who thinks State Employee & teacher benefits aren’t excessive & shouldn’t be cut? Watch downstate GOP GOV candidate Paul Schimpf make his case – Jeff Berkowitz
https://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/03/will-il-gop-pick-a-gov-candidate-who-thinks-state-employee-teacher-benefits-arent-excessive-shouldnt-be-cut-watch-downstate-gop-candidate-paul-schimpf-make-his-case-tonight-in-chicago-the/

CAPITOL FAX
— Tired of waiting, gun groups file federal lawsuit over concealed carry license delay
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/09/tired-of-waiting-gun-groups-file-federal-lawsuit-over-concealed-carry-license-delay/
— S&P revises Illinois outlook from negative to stable based on cuts, proposed budget and “dissipated” political gridlock
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/09/sp-revises-illinois-outlook-from-negative-to-stable-based-on-cuts-proposed-budget-and-dissipated-political-gridlock/
— 1,510 new confirmed and probable cases; 16 additional deaths; 1,177 hospitalized; 263 in ICU; 2.3 percent average case positivity rate; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 92,180 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/09/1510-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-16-additional-deaths-1177-hospitalized-263-in-icu-23-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-92180-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s pitch for campaign donors sparks wariness among GOP officials – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major donors who have given money to Republican and conservative organizations and candidates in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who seem to have demanded that the organizations and candidates a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/9/trumps-pitch-campaign-donors-sparks-wariness-among/
— Biden’s America back open for lawlessness on the border Children! Women! Families! Step right up and meet your local coyote – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/8/joe-bidens-america-back-open-for-lawlessness-on-th/

GOPUSA
— ‘Welcome To Fort Pelosi’: GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert Demands House Speaker ‘Tear Down This Wall’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107338
— Such A Deal: For Just $5,929, Biden’s Giving You $1,400
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107343

BRITBART
— Joe Biden’s Dog ‘Major’ Bit White House Security, Moved to Delaware – JACOB BLISS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/08/biden-dog-bit-white-house-security-moved-delaware/

BLAZE
— Meghan Markle’s father blasts California as more racist than the Brits as he suggests she’s lying about racism accusations – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/meghan-markles-father-california-more-racist-than-brits

TOWNHALL
— The Key Voter Groups Who Could Bolt from Democrats If the ‘Defund the Police’ War Cry Continues – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/03/09/yes-white-liberals-could-destroy-the-democratic-party-the-2020-exits-n2585988

PJ MEDIA
— Republican Senate Retirements Dim Chances of a GOP Takeover – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/03/09/republican-senate-retirements-dim-chances-of-a-gop-takeover-n1431185

NEWSMAX
— Two GOP congressmen are opening a new front to “fight back against cancel culture” by working to ensure several cable networks, including Newsmax, remain available in the U.S. Capitol as some Democrats push to rid them from the air. – Cody Derespina
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/jim-jordan-rodney-davis-gop-house/2021/03/09/id/1013108/

NPR
— ‘No More Money For RINOS’: How Trump’s Fight With The GOP Is All About Control – Domenico Montanaro
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about major donors who have given money to Republican and conservative organizations and candidates in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who seem to have demanded that the organizations and candidates a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/09/975341543/no-more-money-for-rinos-how-trumps-fight-with-the-gop-is-all-about-control

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Concerned President Biden Hasn’t Held White House Press Conference Yet
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/most_voters_concerned_president_biden_hasn_t_held_white_house_press_conference_yet

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/kinzinger-trump-republican-impeach-elections-b1814722.html

February 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 31 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What do the following have to say about Kinzinger: the three candidates for Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman and each of the 18 IRP State Central Committee (SCC) members, and especially those who have the heaviest weighted vote? It would be great a) if the IRP would send weekly emails to Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains on government and political issues of state-wide interest, b) if IRP SCC members would send weekly emails to their Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains on government and political issues of congressional district-wide interest, c) if Republican county party organizations would send weekly emails to their Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains on government and political issues of county-wide interest, and d) if Republican township/ward organizations would send weekly emails to their Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains on government and political issues of township/ward–wide interest. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Kinzinger starts PAC to resist party’s Trump embrace – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/10194460/

FUTURE FIRST LEADERSHIP PAC
— 6-MINUTE VIDEO: Our country’s future is truly unlimited. After all, we are the party that ended slavery, secured women’s suffrage, and won the war against communist tyranny. Now we must be the party that lifts up the rural town and the inner city. We must be the party that empowers every student to soar and every family to thrive.” – CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER
https://www.country1st.com/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger launches ‘country first’ movement as Trump criticism puts focus on Illinois GOP divide amid search for new leadership – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: Will Kinzinger and his supporters demand that the following give money to Kinzinger’s PAC or leave the Illinois Republican Party (IRP): a) IRP Chairman, b) IRP officers, c) IRP National Committeeman, d) IRP National Committeewoman, e) the 18 IRP State Central Committee members and their deputies, f) the officers of the 102 county party organizations, g) the officers of the township and ward party organizations, h) the Precinct Committeemen and Captains, i) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, j) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, k) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and l) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-trump-illinois-republicans-20210129-sybzihfppbazrcviq2v2cvupka-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s vote to impeach Donald Trump and criticism of Republican congressional colleagues who support the former president has highlighted a split in the state GOP as it gets set to decide on new leadership. The Republican State Central Committee will meet Feb. 6 to decide among three candidates to replace outgoing Chairman Tim Schneider. But some in the party want to use the forum to discuss Kinzinger and a possible reprimand for his anti-Trump statements, which increased in vitriol following the Nov. 3 election and the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters. “There’s a group that wants to talk about it and it’s not positive. There are those who want to censure him. There’s people wanting to know what the state party is going to do about it,” said former Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, who represents the 11th Congressional District near Kinzinger’s 16th District on the state GOP central committee. The schism in the state GOP mirrors what’s happening with Republicans nationally as the party struggles to move forward even as many of its voters continue to back Trump and believe the November election was stolen from him. On Sunday, Kinzinger doubled down on his position, announcing the formation of a “country first” movement and website attached to his Future First Leadership political action committee. He’s seeking like-minded supporters to “take back our party” and to “unplug the outrage machine, reject the politics of personality and cast aside the conspiracy theories and the rage.” “I think the Republican Party has lost its moral authority in a lot of areas. That doesn’t mean we don’t need to fight back to defend what we believe are our conservative principles. But when I ask people now, what is a conservative principle, how many people think that conservative principles are things like just build the wall and charge the Capitol and have an insurrection?” Kinzinger said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” . . . But they also did not go unnoticed by state GOP leaders. Some have said they have received phone calls asking what the Illinois Republican Party was going to do about Kinzinger. The congressman was the subject of some discussion at a GOP State Central Committee meeting last weekend. “I think the party majority are kind of disappointed. I mean, the one thing I’ve heard most from Republicans over the years since Reagan is the old 11th Commandment,” Claar said of the former president’s admonishment to not speak ill of fellow Republicans. Claar accused Kinzinger of causing upheaval in the party to no clear end. “What is the point? Why are you elevating this thing into regional, if not national, prominence? What purpose are you serving here? You’re further pointing out the division in the party,” Claar said. Kinzinger has denied that he is attempting to position himself for a run for U.S. Senate or governor in 2022, though he has not ruled out a run for higher office. In a statewide race, his Trump criticism would likely be held against him in Downstate Illinois, which has grown more strongly conservative and ardently supported the former president in the past two elections. His stance could, however, help him among more moderate independents and Republicans in Chicago’s suburbs. Kinzinger recently told CNN that he believes with Trump gone, Republican leaders face a reckoning of where the GOP should go next — either aligning themselves with the former president or moving beyond him. “I think in six months it’s not going to be necessarily the party of Donald Trump. But this is the whole point: I do think we are in a battle, that it may be a battle that really needs to happen, for our party to say what is it we stand for now when it comes to policy. But as much as anything, are we aspirational or are we a party that feeds on fear and division?” Kinzinger said. “If you’re a leader of the Republican Party right now, you need to be focused on one thing — not winning another election, that’s not what we should be focused on right now. What we should be focused on is restoring the integrity of this party,” he said. Claar supported Trump and even co-hosted a fundraiser for him at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. That’s where the state GOP leaders were supposed to meet Saturday until a predicted snowstorm pushed off the date to Feb. 6. But he said Illinois Republicans should take a wait-and-see attitude on the party’s future and whether it should continue to align itself with the former president. “Let’s just leave it alone and see how it plays out,” Claar said. He said if the party does decide to speak out on Kinzinger, he would oppose any effort to censure the congressman for his conduct, a course taken by GOP leaders in some states against congressional members who voted for impeachment. “It serves no purpose to have headlines that say, ‘Republican state party censures congressman.’ That would just give it more legs,” Claar said. “I think it would be better to just issue an observation of the reality that a congressman can say what he wants and it’s up to his constituency to decide whether they like it or not.” Kinzinger did not respond to a request to speak about the GOP state central committee’s potential actions. On Sunday, during his “Meet The Press” interview, Kinzinger said he viewed GOP efforts to reprimand Trump opponents as an example of the “cancel culture” that Republicans have outspokenly criticized Democrats for exhibiting. . .Much of the state GOP’s decision on how to respond to Kinzinger may come down to its pick of a new chairman to replace Schneider, a former Cook County commissioner and Hanover Township trustee from Streamwood.)
— 21 men accuse co-founder of anti-Trump Lincoln Project of online harassment – MAGGIE ASTOR AND DANNY HAKIM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-john-weaver-lincoln-project-harassment-20210131-ll5iul3sajehfotjd6aq32msk4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump raised $255.4 million in 8 weeks as he sought to prove election fraud.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-trump-fundraising-20210131-h5cksn4i3zhdleefoux4ddyk5q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters paint Trump-supporters as being home-grown terrorists.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/31/22256849/congress-threats-violence-democracy-capitol-editorial

CRAINS CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump critic Kinzinger starts PAC to ‘renew’ Republican Party
(DIERSEN: Will Kinzinger and his supporters demand that the following give money to Kinzinger’s PAC or leave the Illinois Republican Party (IRP): a) IRP Chairman, b) IRP officers, c) IRP National Committeeman, d) IRP National Committeewoman, e) the 18 IRP State Central Committee members and their deputies, f) the officers of the 102 county party organizations, g) the officers of the township and ward party organizations, h) the Precinct Committeemen and Captains, i) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, j) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, k) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and l) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-critic-kinzinger-starts-pac-renew-republican-party

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 2,428 New COVID-19 Cases, 40 Additional Deaths Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-2428-new-covid-19-cases-40-additional-deaths-sunday/2425196/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘Predator, liar and abuser’: The Lincoln Project responds to allegations against co-founder John Weaver – Megan Ziegler
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/predator-liar-and-abuser-the-lincoln-project-responds-to-allegations-against-co-founder-john-weaver

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— 150+ Turnout for Springfield March for Life Event Friday – Ross Pearson
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=318226#.YBcF454XCM8

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Gary Rabine Testing Waters for Gubernatorial Run – 80% Certain of Run
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/31/gary-rabine-testing-waters-for-gubernatorial-run/
— Kinzinger’s Latest Move
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/31/kinzingers-latest-move/
— IL-16: Scott Presler Visited Illinois Organizing Volunteers to Primary Adam Kinzinger Next Year
— http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/31/presler013121/
— Pritzker Picks Elizabeth Coulson for Human Rights Commission
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/31/pritzker-picks-elizabeth-coulson-for-human-rights-commission/
— IL-14/CO-03: Jim Oberweis Joined Catalina Lauf Contributing to Lauren Boebert
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/30/boebert013021/
— Report to Valley Hi Nursing Home Families This Week
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/30/report-to-valley-hi-nursing-home-families-this-week/
— Maybe You’ve Read That Police Most Fear Domestic Violence Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/30/maybe-youve-read-that-police-most-fear-domestic-violence-calls/
— McHenry County Jail Finds Three with Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/29/mchenry-county-jail-finds-three-with-coronavirus/
— DNR Identifies Wonder Lake Man Who Killed 12-Point Deer Out of Season
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/29/dnr-identifies-wonder-lake-man-who-killed-12-point-deer-out-of-season/
— UPDATE: More Illinois National Guard to DC than Helping with Vaccinations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/29/more-illinois-national-guard-to-dc-than-helping-with-vaccinations/
— Comparison of State Coronavirus Vaccination Rollouts
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/29/comparison-of-coronavirus-vaccination-rollouts/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump quietly ‘getting stronger’ – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/31/inside-beltway-donald-trump-quietly-getting-strong/

BREITBART
— Anti-Trump PAC: Current GOP ‘No Different’ from ISIS – JOSHUA KLEIN
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/01/31/anti-trump-pac-current-gop-no-different-isis/
— Kinzinger to Launch PAC Challenging GOP’s Embrace of Donald Trump – KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/31/rep-adam-kinzinger-launch-pac-challenging-gops-embrace-donald-trump/

THE HILL
— Former Trump officials find tough job market – ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/536588-former-trump-officials-find-tough-job-market-after-capitol-attack

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Kinzinger starts PAC to resist party’s Trump embrace
(DIERSEN: Will Kinzinger and his supporters demand that the following give money to Kinzinger’s PAC or leave the Illinois Republican Party (IRP): a) IRP Chairman, b) IRP officers, c) IRP National Committeeman, d) IRP National Committeewoman, e) the 18 IRP State Central Committee members and their deputies, f) the officers of the 102 county party organizations, g) the officers of the township and ward party organizations, h) the Precinct Committeemen and Captains, i) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, j) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, k) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and l) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.nbc4i.com/news/washington-dc/gop-rep-kinzinger-starts-pac-to-resist-partys-trump-embrace/

CNN
— Kinzinger launches new PAC to reclaim Republican Party after Trump – Paul LeBlanc
(DIERSEN: Will Kinzinger and his supporters demand that the following give money to Kinzinger’s PAC or leave the Illinois Republican Party (IRP): a) IRP Chairman, b) IRP officers, c) IRP National Committeeman, d) IRP National Committeewoman, e) the 18 IRP State Central Committee members and their deputies, f) the officers of the 102 county party organizations, g) the officers of the township and ward party organizations, h) the Precinct Committeemen and Captains, i) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, j) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, k) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and l) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/31/politics/adam-kinzinger-country-first-trump/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Pence plans to form fundraising group as he moves beyond Trump, Capitol riot. The former vice president plans to settle back in Indiana, where he has been staying with family. – Hallie Jackson and Monica Alba
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/pence-plans-form-political-group-he-moves-beyond-time-trump-n1256259
— Kinzinger: ‘It is very difficult’ to take a stand in the Republican party
(DIERSEN: I vehemently disagree. I should write books about the many Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization leaders who stand against the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. The aforesaid many party leaders focus on driving out of the Republican Party those who support the aforesaid planks. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform.)
https://news.yahoo.com/kinzinger-very-difficult-stand-republican-150656597.html

NEWSWEEK

— Kinzinger Says Trump Is ‘Desperate’ to Look Like He’s Still Leading GOP – JASON LEMON

https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-trump-desperate-look-like-hes-still-leading-gop-1565655

WASHINGTON POST
— Kinzinger to start new PAC to challenge party’s embrace of Trump – Paul Kane and Amy B Wang
(DIERSEN: Will Kinzinger and his supporters demand that the following give money to Kinzinger’s PAC or leave the Illinois Republican Party (IRP): a) IRP Chairman, b) IRP officers, c) IRP National Committeeman, d) IRP National Committeewoman, e) the 18 IRP State Central Committee members and their deputies, f) the officers of the 102 county party organizations, g) the officers of the township and ward party organizations, h) the Precinct Committeemen and Captains, i) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, j) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, k) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and l) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/31/gop-rep-kinzinger-start-new-pac-challenge-partys-trump-supporters/

NEW YORK POST
— Kinzinger wants Rep. Greene tossed from House committee – Mark Moore
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my disgusting critics/opponents who had their disgusting operatives and their disgusting dupes toss me. 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, etc. I would focus on my disgusting critics/opponents who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://nypost.com/2021/01/31/rep-kinzinger-wants-rep-greene-tossed-from-house-committee/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger — whose family sent out a petition to disown him after his pro-impeachment vote — said the GOP is not a ‘Trump-first party’ – Taylor Ardrey
https://www.businessinsider.com/kinzinger-on-mccarthy-flordia-visit-this-is-not-a-trump-first-party
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s relatives disowned him for voting to impeach Trump
https://www.businessinsider.com/gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-relatives-disowned-him-impeach-trump-vote-2021-1

CITIZEN
— Should conservatives be sentenced to a Leftist-enforced ‘re-education camp’? – Trey Hoffman, Peachtree City, Ga.
https://thecitizen.com/2021/01/31/should-conservatives-be-sentenced-to-a-leftist-enforced-re-education-camp/

ATLANTIC
— Only Accountability Will Allow the U.S. to Move Forward. America cannot change its history, but it can surely learn from it. – Mitch Landrieu
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters paint Trump-supporters as being 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.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/only-accountability-will-allow-us-move-forward/617876/?fbclid=IwAR1I68in27Ndqx18TcNNPn7DT4Gwdn4-1TAm2-1Ap5nyqW0upC7BhZscxqs

January 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice for voting to impeach Donald Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: What positions on Kinzinger do each of the 18 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members have? What weighted vote do each of the 18 have?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-rice-for-impeachment-vote/10162153/

NBC
— Illinois Reports 3,345 New Coronavirus Cases, 65 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3345-new-coronavirus-cases-71-additional-deaths-saturday/2424821/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/black-lives-matter-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Full circle:’ Legal marijuana revenue going back to communities hurt by war on drugs – Ben Szalinski
(DIERSEN: Hurt was not caused by efforts to stop the use of pot. Hurt was caused by the sale, purchase, and use of pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/30/legal-marijuana-revenue-going-back-communities-hurt-war-drugs/4314855001/

LCBC RADIO
— Anti-Kinzinger rally more about election losses – John Small
https://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/anti-kinzinger-rally-more-about-election-losses-and-progressive-party/article_104af80a-635c-11eb-a720-bf507032b578.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An anti-Kinzinger rally Saturday spent more time on election losses and the party now in charge. About three hundred stood in Ottawa’s Washington Park in cold and misting conditions. It was sixteenth District Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s vote to impeach Trump that angered the La Salle County Republican Central Committee and prompted them to have the rally. Larry Kaifesh, who lost to Tammy Duckworth in a 2014 House race took a turn at the mike. Kaifesh praised Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan’s critical stance on Russian collusion, election fraud and the current impeachment. Calling Kinzinger, the “Coward of the County”, Kaifesh added this:)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Could Trump Make A Comeback In 2024? – RON ELVING
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/could-trump-make-comeback-2024#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice after vote to impeach Trump
by ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/sc-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-after-vote-to-impeach-trump

WSPY NEWS
— Kendall Co. Board Chair Scott Gryder Finalist for State GOP Chairman Job – James Wyman
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting a candidate forum.)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-co-board-chair-scott-gryder-finalist-for-state-gop-chairman-job/article_0be27e1c-6296-11eb-ad33-874aaab5c7cc.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cheerleader sues Northwestern, says she was harassed – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/report-cheerleader-sues-northwestern-says-she-was-/
— Marjorie Taylor Greene vows ‘I won’t back down’ as Democrats seek censure, resignation – Andrew Blake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those tried to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me in 2006 and who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, and my GAO employment in 1997.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/marjorie-taylor-greene-vows-i-wont-back-down-as-de/

BREITBART
— Twitter Suspends Spanish Political Party After ‘Stop Islamisation’ Campaign – CHRIS TOMLINSON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/01/30/twitter-suspends-spanish-political-party-after-stop-islamisation-campaign/
— Josh Mandel: Keep Ohio Red by Maintaining ‘Trump Coalition’ – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: What did the Republican Party leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality do to maintain a Trump coalition?)
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/01/30/josh-mandel-keep-ohio-red-by-maintaining-trump-coalition/
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Plan Will Impact Communities Far from Border – RANDY CLARK
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/01/30/clark-joe-bidens-immigration-plan-will-impact-communities-far-from-border/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Poll: Strong Majority of Americans Back the Hyde Amendment – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/poll-strong-majority-of-americans-back-the-hyde-amendment/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Activists Seek To Purge Suspected Pro-Trump White House Sign-Language Interpreter
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/activists-seek-to-purge-suspected-pro-trump-white-house-sign-language-interpreter/

BUZZ PAC REVIEW
— Tucker: Dems ‘seem that much more afraid now that Donald Trump has left office.’ But why? – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/30/tucker-dems-seem-that-much-more-afraid-now-that-donald-trump-has-left-office-but-why-1023389/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Yes There Is An Enemy Within’: Rep. Marjorie Greene – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/yes-there-is-an-enemy-within-rep-marjorie-greene_3678619.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-30-3

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Even-increasingly, Democrats push pot and LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536563-pennsylvania-lt-governor-to-defy-orders-against-weed-lgbtq-rights-flags
— Lawmakers offer bill to repeal cap on SALT deduction – NAOMI JAGODA
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap discourages marriage and it discourages homeownership. It should be increased to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/536533-lawmakers-offer-bill-to-repeal-cap-on-salt-deduction

REUTERS
— U.S. House Democrat Cori Bush to move office after confrontation with Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene – Richard Cowan
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-greene/u-s-house-democrat-to-move-office-after-confrontation-with-republican-lawmaker-idUSKBN29Y2YR?il=0

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How to fix what’s wrong with the Republican Party. Joe Biden is offering Republicans unity. Republicans should accept.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/how-fix-what-s-wrong-republican-party-n1256241

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Controversies Are Piling Up. Republicans Are Quiet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/us/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Shadow Lingers Over Divided G.O.P.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/us/politics/trump-republicans-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/greene-qanon-house-trump-republicans/2021/01/30/321b4258-623c-11eb-ac8f-4ae05557196e_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Curley: Conservatives need to cut out their thirst for progressive approval
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/30/curley-conservatives-need-to-cut-out-their-thirst-for-progressive-approval/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— It’s a scary time for conservatives – Michael Reagan
https://trib.com/opinion/columns/reagan-its-a-scary-time-for-conservatives/article_447cffe6-b4f3-5462-a3be-729d91ac16d2.html

NPR
— Where Have QAnon Supporters Gone?
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/962358038
— South Carolina GOP Censures Rep. Tom Rice Over Trump Impeachment Vote – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/30/962440542/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-over-trump-impeachment-vote

NEWSWEEK
— George W. Bush Wades Into GOP Civil War as Matt Gaetz Stirs Wyoming Revolt – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/george-w-bush-wades-gop-civil-war-matt-gaetz-stirs-wyoming-revolt-1565611

AXIOS
— Black Lives Matter movement nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.axios.com/black-lives-matter-nobel-peace-prize-e151417d-c857-4199-b555-be49b8096daf.html

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans are no longer a political party. They’re a mob. Only a handful of Republicans have renounced Trump, or his mob of violent supporters. That’s who their party is now
. (DIERSEN: Every Republican political organization in Illinois should expect that sooner or later, their hate-filled Trump-hating members will call for the organization a) to renounce Trump and b) to terminate their members who fail/refuse to renounce Trump.)
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/30/republicans-are-no-longer-a-political-party-theyre-a-mob/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The insurrection-loving members of Congress also have anti-LGBTQ histories. The extremism of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Lauren Boebert includes spewing bigoted remarks and harassing LGBTQ people.” Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me the most.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/insurrection-loving-members-congress-also-anti-lgbtq-histories/

January 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden reverses Trump ban on transgender people serving in military – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-reverses-trump-ban-on-trans-people-in-military/10001483/
— Parents rally for Illinois high school sports as COVID-19 puts season on hold for student athletes – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/covid-illinois-sports-high-school-ihsa/9978778/

WGN TV
— House to send Trump impeachment to Senate tonight – Sydney Kalich
https://wgntv.com/news/house-to-send-trump-impeachment-to-senate-tonight/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine | President Biden asked about battle over Chicago teachers returning to classrooms | Line grows for Kelly Cassidy’s state rep seat – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lighfoot-gets-vaccine-ra-joy-budzinski-washington-spin-20210126-bccviuyqzzfshixbeanb7s3fde-story.html
— Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to the Senate – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-senate-trial-20210125-uowfdmbv4bchfc42bi5tcwh2g4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Leave the sign on Chicago’s Trump Tower.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-trump-tower-sign-riverfront-20210125-a3vc6k2dhnddxmac45zfodqdcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote Catholics who promote abortion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-joe-biden-catholic-20210125-3hgicpwtbnfntprn3zy764d5ru-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump’s sway over GOP tested as impeachment heads to Senate. House Democrats were to carry the sole impeachment charge of “incitement of insurrection” across the Capitol late Monday, the prosecutors making the ceremonial walk to the Senate. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/25/22248716/house-sending-trump-impeachment-senate-gop-opposes-trial

DAILY HERALD
— Woman files lawsuit to reverse removal of Algonquin Township abolition question from ballot – Sam Lounsberry
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210125/woman-files-lawsuit-to-reverse-removal-of-township-abolition-question-from-ballot
— Illinois reports 40 more COVID-19 deaths, another 3,292 cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210124/illinois-reports-40-more-covid-19-deaths-another-3292-cases

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Sally Turner Picked For Bill Brady’s Former Senate Seat – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/sally-turner-picked-bill-bradys-former-senate-seat#stream/0

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LASALLE CO GOP TO HOLD RALLY CALLING FOR KINZINGER TO REPRESENT HIS HOME 16TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/lasalle-co-gop-to-hold-rally-calling-for-kinzinger-to-represent-his-home-16th-cd.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin’s new leadership team
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/25/durkins-new-leadership-team/
— 2,944 new confirmed and probable cases; 49 additional deaths; 2,962 hospitalized; 601 in ICU; 4.7 percent average case positivity rate; 5.8 percent average test positivity rate; 28,171 average daily doses; Two regions move to Phase 4
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/25/2944-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-49-additional-deaths-2962-hospitalized-601-in-icu-47-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-58-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-28171-average-daily-doses-two-re/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— CNN’s Jim Acosta: Trump supporters, Fox News ‘a threat to our democracy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/25/jim-acosta-trump-supporters-fox-news-remain-a-thre/
— Biden’s empty words belie his actions. Biden promises unity but tears down everything Trump did. – Newt Gingrich
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/25/bidens-empty-words-belie-his-actions/
— Chief Justice John Roberts won’t preside over Trump impeachment trial – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/25/chief-justice-john-roberts-wont-preside-over-trump/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Gaetz-Cheney feud reflects House GOP MAGA-establishment factional fight – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/gaetz-cheney-feud-reflects-house-gop-maga-establishment-factional-fight

FOX NEWS
— House Democrats present Trump impeachment charge to the Senate, allowing trial to begin. Trump will be tried for ‘incitement of insurrection’ – Thomas Barrabi
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-proceeds-senate-trial-house-democrats-present-charge
— Meghan McCain: Katie Couric, others calling for ‘deprogramming’ Republicans can ‘go to hell’ ‘I don’t need to be deprogrammed,’ said ‘The View’ co-host – David Rutz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/meghan-mccain-katie-couric-deprogamming-republicans-hell

GOPUSA
— Unbelievable! Mitt Romney Says Trump Impeachment Trial Needed For ‘Unity’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105687

BREITBART
— GOP Rep. Kinzinger: ‘Majority’ of GOP Would Have Voted to Impeach Trump in a ‘Secret’ Vote – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/01/25/gop-rep-kinzinger-majority-of-gop-would-have-voted-to-impeach-trump-in-a-secret-vote/
— Democrats Push Three Amnesty Plans – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/25/democrats-push-three-amnesty-strategies/
— Kevin McCarthy: Liz Cheney Has to ‘Answer’ to GOP Conference for Impeachment Vote – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/25/kevin-mccarthy-liz-cheney-answer-gop-conference-impeachment-vote/

BLAZE
— Gun store says it won’t sell firearms, ammunition to Biden supporters: ‘Sorry for the inconvenience’ The announcement from Trigger Firearms and Reloading came on Inauguration Day – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/gun-store-will-not-sell-to-biden-supporters

DAILY CALLER
— House Officially Presents Article Of Impeachment To The Senate – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/25/house-presents-article-of-impeachment-donald-trump-to-senate/
— ‘A Demographic Cul-De-Sac’: Jeff Flake Says There Is ‘Certainly No Future With Trumpism’ – BRANDON GILLESPIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/25/jeff-flake-donald-trump-trumpism-republican-party/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden’s Trans Agenda Threatens the Military, Science, and Women’s Rights – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/01/25/bidens-trans-agenda-threatens-the-military-science-and-womens-rights-n1409461

THE HILL
— House formally sends impeachment to Senate, putting Trump on trial for Capitol riot – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/535749-house-formally-sends-impeachment-to-senate-putting-trump-on-trial-for-capitol

CNN
— Arizona Republicans wrestle with their party’s future – Kyung Lah and Kim Berryman
By Kyung Lah and Kim Berryman,
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/arizona-republican-party-trump/index.html
— Trump begins speaking with impeachment lawyer, even as he scrambles to build defense team – Jeff Zeleny and Manu Raju
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/25/politics/impeachment-trump-lawyer-legal-team/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— For the second time in just over a year, the House delivered the Senate an impeachment charge against Trump. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/us/politics/house-impeachment-article-senate.html
— With Impeachment Trial Looming, Republicans Waver on Punishing Trump
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/us/politics/trump-republicans-impeachment-trial.html

WASHINGTON POST
— As Trump departs, his extremes live on in state GOPs – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/25/trump-departs-his-extremes-live-state-gops/
— After Capitol riot, police chiefs work to root out officers with ties to extremist groups – Kimberly Kindy, Mark Berman and Kim Bellware
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs frame Republicans as being domestic violent extremists. They especially frame Republicans who are law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. That is why ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/police-capitol-riot-extremists/2021/01/24/16fdb2bc-5a7b-11eb-b8bd-ee36b1cd18bf_story.html
— Tech experts overwhelmingly approve of Trump suspensions from social media – Cat Zakrzewski
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/25/technology-202-tech-experts-overwhelmingly-approve-trump-suspensions-social-media/

NEW YORK POST
— House GOP want to add Facebook, Twitter to Parler probe of Capitol siege – Ebony Bowden
https://nypost.com/2021/01/25/house-gop-want-to-add-facebook-twitter-to-parler-probe-of-dc-siege/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trying Mr. Trump, Private Citizen. Democrats want to punish the ex-President but may revive him. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trying-mr-trump-private-citizen-11611618128

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Thinks Republican Party Is ‘in a Battle’ Over Post-Trump Future – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-thinks-republican-party-battle-over-post-trump-future-1564190

AXIOS
— Trump political team disavows “Patriot Party” groups – Lachlan Markay
https://www.axios.com/trump-political-team-disavows-patriot-party-groups-f97c1a07-2541-4ba9-baee-6e31ced88bfa.html

January 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BALTIMORE
— Trump must go after inciting insurrection, time for conservatives to cleanse themselves – MITCH EDELMAN
(DIERSEN: Who will take the lead in the following to cleanse Trump supporters once and for all: a) your precinct, b) your municipal district, c) your municipality, d) your township, e) your county district, f) your county, g) your congressional district, h) Illinois, i) America, j) your township/ward Republican organization, k) your Republican county party organization, and l) Illinois Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What does the future hold for Trump supporters? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) gave money to Trump, and/or g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/opinion/cc-op-edelman-011221-20210112-u7bsuwvlobbplejuyubm7jreyy-story.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 10 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 9 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 7 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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