December 8 Evening Edition

WBBM
— Neighboring States Offer Warning About Recreational Marijuana – RACHEL PIERSON
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/neighboring-states-warns-about-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you oppose the promotion of pot, pot pushers will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/12/8/20993872/medical-marijuana-cannabis-teacher-romeoville-schools-illinois

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you object to taking in new refugees, Trump-haters will demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/county-may-become-uss-1st-to-bar-new-refugees/5740335/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Former Legislator, Lt. Gov. Candidate, Department Director, Professor, Policy Wonk Voting Against So-Called “Fair Tax”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/former-legislator-lt-gov-candidate-department-director-professor-policy-wonk-voting-against-so-called-fair-tax/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Republicans to Propose Alternative to H.R. 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/08/il-06-il-14-house-republicans-to-propose-alternative-to-h-r-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Watchdogs sue City of Bloomington under Freedom of Information Act – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/watchdogs-sue-city-of-bloomington-under-freedom-of-information-act/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Democratic Party elder foresees contested convention – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democratic-party-elder-foresees-contested-convention

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— CNN Panel on Impeachment: Many Democrats ‘Just Plain Hate the President’ – Cameron Cawthorne
https://freebeacon.com/issues/cnn-panel-on-impeachment-many-democrats-just-plain-hate-the-president/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why are able-bodied adults with no kids eligible for food stamps? – Patricia L. Dickson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/why_are_ablebodied_adults_with_no_kids_eligible_for_food_stamps.html
— Pro-Abortion Pelosi’s Convenient Catholicism – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/proabortion_pelosis_convenient_catholicism.html
— Who Are the American People? – Greg Roller
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/who_are_the_american_people.html
— Pope Francis compares President Trump to King Herod – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/pope_francis_compares_president_trump_to_king_herod.html
— Widespread inability to distinguish fact and opinion is poisoning our politics – Lloyd Brown
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/widespread_inability_to_distinguish_fact_and_opinion_is_poisoning_our_politics.html

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Republican-Hating Mayors Ask Trump to Import More Refugees to U.S. for ‘Cultural Diversity’
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/08/mayors-ask-trump-more-refugees/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Praises Group Who ‘Display The Confederate Flag’ As ‘Fine People’ In Resurfaced Video – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-biden-praises-group-who-display-the-confederate-flag-as-fine-people-in-resurfaced-video

PJ MEDIA
— Pensacola Jihad Massacre Proves We’ve Learned Nothing Since the Fort Hood Attack – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/pensacola-jihad-massacre-shows-again-the-danger-of-political-correctness-regarding-jihad/
— Here’s One Industry (Media) Not Feeling The Trump Boom, and Maybe It Deserves It – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/heres-one-industry-not-feeling-the-trump-boom-and-maybe-it-deserves-it/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— This week federal judiciary became one-fifth Trump-appointed, while media focused on Jerry Nadler
https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/12/this-week-federal-judiciary-became-one-fifth-trump-appointed-while-media-focused-on-jerry-nadler/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Barr Dives Into the Culture Wars, and Social Conservatives Rejoice The attorney general embodies the combative culture and conservative ideology that animate the president and the Republican Party. Is he what the party looks like post-Trump? – Jeremy W. Peters and Katie Benner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/us/politics/william-barr-conservatives.html

December 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: University of Illinois drops criminal background question from student application – AP (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-u-of-i-criminal-background-application-20191207-4e5xemrikfgcxet5vvngrithzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois spent $8.5 billion to cut its pension debt. It wasn’t enough. – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191207/illinois-spent-85-billion-to-cut-its-pension-debt-it-wasnt-enough

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— GOP keeps beating the ethics drum – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191207/statehouse-insider-gop-keeps-beating-ethics-drum

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Madigan aids wannabes in Chi districts – RICH MILLER
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/miller-madigan-aids-wannabes-in-chi-districts/article_f12c455b-4766-5a4b-889f-39723491638c.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— From nativity scene to satanic sculpture, Capitol rotunda has become focal point of religious debate – Ted Schurter
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/capitol-recap-from-nativity-scene-to-satanic-sculpture-capitol-rotunda/article_f9fa8f83-ae02-56d7-8d93-2df3e3d3bd7a.html

WLDS
— Chicago Club Fundraisers For Madigan Brings Questions in Corruption Dragnet – Benjamin Cox
http://wlds.com/news/chicago-club-fundraisers-for-madigan-brings-questions-in-corruption-dragnet/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— *REMINDER* Dundee Township Republicans Christmas Party in Algonquin Sunday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-06-il-house-district-66-dundee-township-republicans-holiday-party-in-algonquin-sunday-copy
— IL-14: James Marter Video from St. Charles Meet & Greet -Taking direct shots by name at Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin, and inferred shots at Catalina Lauf and Ted Gradel that all chose to stand with Bruce Rauner in 2018 over Jeanne Ives 
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-14-james-marter-video-from-st-charles-meet-greet/ 
— Skillicorn Calls for Fast Action on Ethics Reform
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/skillicorn-calls-for-fast-action-on-ethics-reform/
— ID-14: Another Unscientific Poll
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-14-another-unscientific-poll/
— IL House 66th District: Allen Skillicorn Interview Video on Ethics
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-house-66th-district-allen-skillicorn-interview-video-on-ethics/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Is America More Tolerant than Ever Before? – Micah Clark
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/is-america-more-tolerant-than-ever-before/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg says his live-in girlfriend would be ‘de facto first lady’ if he wins election The presidential hopeful and domestic partner Diana Taylor met in 2000 – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/michael-bloomberg-says-his-live-in-girlfriend-woul/
— Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’ – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/8/sughed-michael-bloomberg-suggests-disarming-minori/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Media split: Bongino Report, Drudge alternative, competes in news aggregator space – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-split-bongino-report-drudge-alternative-competes-in-news-aggregator-space
— ‘Don’t compare me to Donald Trump!’: Biden defends insults against Iowa voter – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dont-compare-me-to-donald-trump-biden-defends-insults-against-iowa-voter
— ‘My staff is representative of the Democratic Party’: Biden hits back at diversity question – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/my-staff-is-representative-of-the-democratic-party-biden-hits-back-at-diversity-question

BREITBART
— White House’s Grisham: ‘We’re Not Going to Legitimize’ Impeachment Hearing with Our Participation – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/07/white-houses-grisham-were-not-going-to-legitimize-impeachment-hearing-with-our-participation/

DAILY CALLER
— Ann Coulter Attacks Trump For Inaction On Border: ‘How Would It Be Different Under President Biden?’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ann-coulter-trump-president-biden/

GOPUSA
— AOC: My family would have starved under Trump’s plan! (DIERSEN: One could argue that because jobs have always been available for able-bodied people, unemployment is caused by those jobs being so bad that the unemployed will not take them. The less education that you have, the less work experience that you have, the fewer professional certifications and licenses that you have, the worse that the jobs are that you might have to take.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80746

NEWSMAX
— Impeachment Has Been the Left’s Agenda All Along – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/impeachment-trump-schiff-democrats/2019/12/06/id/944861/

TOWNHALL
— Possibility of All-White Debate Stage Has Democratic Candidates Squirming – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/07/possibility-of-all-white-debate-stage-has-democratic-candidates-squirming-n2557632

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media Give a Pass to Schiff Investigating a Reporter’s Phone Logs – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/07/media-give-pass-schiff-investigating-reporters-phone-logs
— Feminists Exalt the Wonder of Abortion – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/12/07/bozell-graham-column-feminists-exalt-wonder-abortion

PJ MEDIA
— Buttigieg Has a ‘Deplorables’ Moment, Basically Calling All Trump Supporters Racists – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/buttigieg-has-a-deplorables-moment-basically-calling-all-trump-supporters-racists/

THE HILL
— Limbaugh: Impeachment driven by ‘raw hatred’ of Trump and ‘people who elected him’ – JOE CONCHA 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/473373-limbaugh-impeachment-driven-by-raw-hatred-of-trump-and-the-people-who-elected

WASHINGTON POST
— Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one. – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Michael Scherer 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mike-bloombergs-money-buys-him-a-very-different-kind-of-campaign-and-its-a-big-one/2019/12/07/0593ec7c-184a-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

FORBES
— Should You Stay At Your Current Job? – Shelcy V. Joseph (DIERSEN: I can always ask myself, a) what if I had refused my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) what if I had not accepted GAO’s job offer in 1980 and stayed at IRS, c) what if I had not accepted IRS’s and Oldsmobile’s job offers in 1971 and stayed at Firestone Stores, d) what if I had not accepted Firestone Store’s job offer in 1970, and e) what if I had refused my Democrat Post Office superiors’ pressure to resign in 1969?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelcyvjoseph/2019/12/07/should-you-stay-at-your-current-job/

MEDIATE
— Drudge Report Twitter Mocks Dan Bongino’s New ‘Alternative’ to Drudge Report – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/online/drudge-mocks-dan-bonginos-new-alternative-to-drudge-report-%f0%9f%98%b4/

December 5 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— More than 100,000 people in Illinois at risk of losing SNAP benefits The Trump administration issued a new rule that tightens work requirements for able-bodied adults under the age of 50 receiving SNAP benefits. – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2019/12/4/20995577/over-hundred-thousand-people-illinois-losing-snap-benefits-idhs-usda-greater-chicago-food-depository

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois has cut its environmental agency’s workforce by 38% in the past decade — more than any other state, report shows – Michael Hawthorne (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the shrinking GAO. SEE: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/congress/2012/04/shrinking-gao-budget-concerns-employees-oversight-advocates/ I worked for GAO 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-met-illinois-epa-budget-cuts-20191205-pkwnmzzvuvgk3fgbplvxhbji6q-story.html
— Director of Republican Party of Virginia stepping down – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-va-republican-director-20191205-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Voter antipathy toward President Donald Trump has fueled massive losses for Republicans in Virginia, where Democrats now have majorities in the General Assembly.)
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces articles of impeachment are being prepared against President Donald Trump – AP (DIERSEN: If my critics/opponents submitted articles of impeachment against me, they would charge me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails with causing all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially Jim Ryan’s loss to Rod Blagojevich in 2002, Andrew McKenna’s U.S. Senate primary loss in 2004, Bill Brady’s primary loss in 2006, Judy Baar Topinka’s loss to Rod Blagojevich in 2006, Bill Brady’s loss to Pat Quinn in 2010, Bill Brady’s primary loss in 2014, Jim Oberweis’ loss to Dick Durbin in 2014, Mark Kirk’s loss to Tammy Duckworth in 2016, Bruce Rauner’s loss to J. B. Pritzker in 2018, and Peter Roskam’s loss to Sean Casten in 2018. What do you say to my critics/opponents?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-articles-of-impeachment-trump-20191205-5yvlkqpjjzhjpj7dzgvhf7ixpe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen vows full, friendly primary campaign against Treasurer Rickert – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191204/lauzen-vows-full-friendly-primary-campaign-against-treasurer-rickert

ABC7
— Chicago Police Department releases marijuana facts video on where you can, can’t smoke
https://abc7chicago.com/society/cpd-releases-marijuana-facts-video-on-where-you-can-cant-smoke/5735080/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/5/2019
— Biden says he will not appear at Senate impeachment trial despite demands from Trump – MARIAM KHAN
https://abc7chicago.com/white-house-official-says-trump-wants-full-senate-trial-with-live-witnesses/5734131/
— Trump food stamps rule could affect up to 140K people in Illinois – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/food/new-food-stamp-rule-could-affect-up-to-140k-in-illinois/5733983/
— Stanford law professor apologizes for referencing Barron Trump in impeachment testimony – Liz Kreutz
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/stanford-law-professor-apologizes-for-referencing-barron-trump-in-impeachment-testimony/5734363/

WGN TV
— Limits on recreational marijuana sellers raise concerns among activists, applicants – TAHMAN BRADLEY (DIERSEN: Pot pushers oppose limitations.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/04/limits-on-recreational-marijuana-sellers-raise-concerns-among-activists-applicants/

WTTW
— African American Aldermen Try to Halt Sale of Legal Pot in Chicago – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2019/12/04/african-american-aldermen-try-halt-sale-legal-pot-chicago

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Despite distance, Gray thinks he’s best for 15th – Bernard Schoenburg 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191204/schoenburg-despite-distance-gray-thinks-hes-best-for-15th
— Republicans want special session on ethics. Pritzker says no. – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191204/republicans-want-special-session-on-ethics-pritzker-says-no

QUAD CITY TIMES
— 2020 candidate Walsh: Current Republican Party is a ‘cult’ – Graham Ambrose
https://qctimes.com/news/local/candidate-walsh-current-republican-party-is-a-cult/article_ca0fd1be-a12d-5389-a0de-bf891b513915.html

STATELINE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/pritzker-signs-bill-to-ensure-minority-owned-stake-in-illinois-legal-marijuana-sales/

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: No opponents speak out vs. legal cannabis sales Spring Valley commission suggests regulations of locations – Kim Shute
https://www.newstrib.com/2019/12/05/no-opponents-speak-out-vs-legal-cannabis-sales/ayuy60w/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Batinick, McDermed call on Illinois House Speaker to resign – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/05/batinick-mcdermed-call-on-illinois-house-speaker-to-resign/ajtvlyb/

DAILY ILLINI
— Student Registered Student Organizations spread political activism on campus – KIMBERLY BELSER
https://dailyillini.com/news/2019/12/05/rsos-spread-political-activism/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/Blog/Posts/621/Uncategorized/2019/12/Pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout/blog-post/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— APRIL 14, 2014 FLASHBACK: ILLINOIS TAXPAYERS FUND CAPITOL FAX WITH NEARLY $100K

https://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2014/04/illinois-taxpayers-fund-capitol-gossip-with-nearly-100k.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems scrambling for impeachment vote by Christmas: ‘We must move swiftly’ – Gabriella Muñoz and S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/4/democrats-scrambling-impeachment-vote-christmas/

FOX NEWS
— CNN staffer says boss threatened him over discrimination case – Dom Calicchio
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cnn-staffer-says-boss-threatened-him-over-discrimination-case-report

AMERICAN THINKER
— Rand Paul’s annual waste report illustrates fiscal insanity – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/rand_pauls_annual_waste_report_illustrates_fiscal_insanity.html

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Hate on Parade at Democrat Show Trial
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/04/hate-on-parade-at-democrat-show-trial/

COLLEGE FIX
— Nearly 50% of Republican students say they’ve had a prof go on anti-Trump tangent – JENNIFER KABBANY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/poll-nearly-50-percent-of-professors-have-gone-on-tangents-criticizing-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Workplace Immigration Inquiries Quadruple Under Trump ICE unit’s investigators open fewer cases related to gangs, weapons and financial crimes – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/workplace-immigration-inquiries-quadruple-under-trump-11575550802

BLOOMBERG
— Starbucks Discloses Gender and Racial Pay Gap: There Isn’t One – Jeff Green (DIERSEN: To assess pay gaps, the work experience, education, and professional certifications and licenses of employees have to be considered.) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/starbucks-discloses-gender-racial-pay-163351613.html

FORBES
— Judge Offers Novel Interpretation of Experience Range in Job Advertisement – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? I have 20 years experience serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I have 7 years experience serving as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois. I have almost 18 years experience working for GAO, that last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year. I have almost 9 years experience working for IRS, that last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my work experience the most. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would especially focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/12/04/judge-offers-novel-interpretation-of–experience-range-in-job-advertisement/#196decc3399a

RT
— JULY 25, 2019 FLASHBACK: ‘Algorithms don’t write themselves’: Google whistleblower on Big Tech merging with politics (DIERSEN: According to Google, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails lack original content. I should write a book about my competitors who focus on making what they do look like “original content.” Unlike them, I stress a) the website the article is posted on, b) its unhidden hyperlink, c) its title, and d) its author. What is “original” in each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email is my judgment of which articles posted on websites during the previous 12 hours are or should be of interest to Illinois Republicans.)
https://www.rt.com/usa/465000-google-engineer-whistleblower-veritas/

GOOGLE
— Content Policies: Original content  We strive to make it easy for users to find news that is independent and original. Sites accepted into Google News should be a significant source of fresh, original content. (DIERSEN: According to Google, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails lack original content. I should write a book about my competitors who focus on making what they do look like “original content.” Unlike them, I stress a) the website the article is posted on, b) its unhidden hyperlink, c) its title, and d) its author. What is “original” in each and every GOPUSA ILLINOIS email is my judgment on which articles posted on websites during the previous 12 hours are or should be of interest to Illinois Republicans.) 
https://support.google.com/news/publisher-center/answer/6204050?hl=en

December 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson fired for ‘intolerable’ actions, Mayor Lightfoot says – Craig Wall and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-police-supt-eddie-johnson-fired-for-intolerable-actions-lightfoot-says/5729727/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Holocaust denier Art Jones one of two Republicans disavowed by state GOP who are filing papers for another congressional run – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-candidate-filing-2020-20191202-ipbbp56ufzbxbot24ne4av6mo4-story.html
— Lori Lightfoot’s firing of Eddie Johnson: A step toward CPD accountability – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-johnson-firing-lightfoot-cpd-consent-decree-20191202-zzs4trfv7zb2jcigpysiplu4m4-story.html
— Twitter exchange with Cook County assessor sums up outrage and exodus: Tax hikes are paying for debt, not services. – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-illinois-exodus-property-taxes-kaegi-mcqueary-20191202-jwo6oqvhsvaopae4vqybmbquhi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— You can weigh in on public pot use, expungement for weed crimes at community hearings this week The city is still finalizing details of how and when marijuana use will be permitted, and is also seeking input on expungement and other issues. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/2/20991972/marijuana-cannabis-consumption-pot-use-public-expungement-recreational
— Holocaust denier, activist anti-Semite files again for Chicago-area House seat Arthur Jones won the GOP nomination for the 3rd Congressional District in 2018 because no other Republican was on the primary ballot. This time, however, he will face competition in the March primary. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/2/20992050/holocaust-denier-arthur-jones-candidate-republican-primary-3rd-congressional-district

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage voters will decide some primaries, but many candidates have a free pass to November – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/dupage-voters-will-decide-some-primaries-but-many-candidates-have-a-free-pass-to-november
— Who’s seeking U.S. House seats in suburban districts, including Casten’s, Underwood’s – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/whos-seeking-us-house-seats-in-suburban-districts-including-castens-underwoods
— Last day of filing brings final flurry of Illinois General Assembly candidates – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191202/last-day-of-filing-brings-final-flurry-of-illinois-general-assembly-candidates
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former state Rep. Randy Ramey, stepson of former Republican state Senate President Pate Philip, added his name to what could be a three-way race for the Republican nomination in the 45th District. Ramey, of Carol Stream, is slated to square off against Al Manzo and Michael Camerer, who filed their petitions last week. The winner of that primary will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Diane Pappas. . .Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin announced his bid for the 52nd District House seat, which has been held by Republican David McSweeney for several years. McSweeney announced his decision not to seek reelection earlier this year. No Democrat has filed, but parties can slate candidates after the primary for the general election by June 1, according to the state board.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois political candidates make their move as filing for March primary closes Here are the matchups for the state Supreme Court, a closely-watched race against Rep. Dan Lipinski in the 3rd congressional district and more. – Greg-Hinz
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-political-candidates-make-their-move-filing-march-primary-closes
— Mayor Lightfoot fires police chief Johnson Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she’s terminated Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson for cause. “It has become clear (Johnson) engaged in a series of actions intolerable for any leader in a position of trust.” – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/mayor-lightfoot-fires-police-chief-johnson
— Report urges big upgrade in public transit service for the disabled, seniors A key advocacy group finds that while bus and train service sometimes works for all here, it also can be “maddeningly frustrating and expensive” for many riders who need a little extra help. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/report-urges-big-upgrade-public-transit-service-disabled-seniors

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— More than 130 file for spots on McLean County primary ballot – Lenore Sobota
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-than-file-for-spots-on-mclean-county-primary-ballot/article_76a62909-0945-5ba8-8c23-f7f5b25893d2.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Primary election ballot set for central Illinois – Chris Kaergard
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191202/primary-election-ballot-set-for-central-illinois

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI admissions process moving outside the ‘box’ – Julie Wurth (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats kill incentives to comply with the rule of law.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/keeping-watch-ui-admissions-process-moving-outside-the-box/article_59487015-252c-5113-b034-1e931e382654.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Former state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is now adviser to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on recreational pot, raising question of whether her original job title was unconstitutional – JAMIE MUNKS 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/former-state-sen-toi-hutchinson-is-now-adviser-to-gov/article_56cef326-0d61-531d-b6af-37458b60a80f.html

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— These Candidates Have Filed Paperwork To Run In The 2020 Illinois Primary – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/these-candidates-have-filed-paperwork-run-2020-illinois-primary#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois among least financially-transparent states in U.S., report finds – Scot Bertram 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-among-financially-transparent-states-in-u-s-report-finds/article_46f4edca-14ac-11ea-92e4-4b1b42625099.html
— Illinois candidate for Congress opens campaign by smoking weed in video – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-candidate-for-congress-opens-campaign-by-smoking-weed-in/article_65044170-12d7-11ea-a447-6f5fcb9bf6db.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Last Day To File for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/how-to-run-for-precinct-committeeperson-copy/ 
— The Upcoming Parking Lot Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/the-upcoming-parking-lot-tax/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fundraiser in Crystal Lake December 11
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/il-14-catalina-lauf-fundraiser-in-crystal-lake-december-11/ 
— IL House 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Fundraiser in Algonquin on Cyber Monday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-house-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-fundraiser-in-algonquin-on-cyber-monday/ 
— IL-06/IL House District 66: Dundee Township Republicans Holiday Party in Algonquin Sunday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/01/il-06-il-house-district-66-dundee-township-republicans-holiday-party-in-algonquin-sunday/
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives on Offense
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/il-06-jeanne-ives-on-offense/ 
— Judge Candidate Mary McClellan Seeks to Unmask McHenry County Blog Commenters’ Identities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/02/mary-mcclellan-seeks-to-unmask-mchenry-county-blog-commenters-identities/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Township – “Clerk punched the Supervisor in his face” – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/joliet-township-clerk-punched-the-supervisor-in-his-face/WASHINGTON EXAMINER

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— UPDATE: 6 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— UPDATE: 5 IL REPUBLICANS FILE TO CHALLENGE DURBIN IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/four-il-republicans-file-to-challenge-durbin-in-2020-.html
— UPDATE: COOK CO GOP CONDEMNS NAZI FILING AGAIN IN IL’S 3RD CD GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/nazi-files-again-in-ils-3rd-cd-gop-primary-.html
— 14TH CD’S NEW REP FEATURED IN TIME’S 100 NEXT LIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/14th-cds-new-rep-featured-in-times-100-next-list.html
— CAIR-BACKED CHICAGO ISLAMIST ATTEMPTS TO OUST BOARD OF REVIEW’S DAN PATLAK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cair-backed-chicago-islamist-activist-turned-politician-on-the-rise.html
— ROSSI: EVANSTON, ILLINOIS’ INSULTING “REPARATIONS” SCAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rossi-evanston-illinois-insulting-reparations-scam.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP responds *** Nazi again files to run against Lipinski
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/02/nazi-again-files-to-run-against-lipinski/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump campaign cracks down on Bloomberg over hands-off news policy Won’t credential reporters for rallies; GOP follows suit – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/2/trump-campaign-cracks-down-bloomberg-over-hands-ne/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Visa overstays aren’t the biggest problem with illegal immigration — the southern border is
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/visa-overstays-arent-the-biggest-problem-with-illegal-immigration-the-southern-border-is

— ‘I represent a threat’: Betsy DeVos responds to her unhinged left-wing critics – Brad Polumbo 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/i-represent-a-threat-betsy-devos-responds-to-her-unhinged-left-wing-critics

AMERICAN THINKER
— Peter Buttigieg nods in agreement as crackpot reverend claims illegals are recovering stolen land – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/peter_buttigieg_nods_in_agreement_as_crackpot_reverend_claims_illegals_are_recovering_stolen_land.html

DAILY WIRE
— Chicago Police Superintendent Who Refused Trump Invite Fired For ‘Ethical Lapses’ – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/chicago-police-superintendent-who-refused-trump-invite-fired-for-ethical-lapses

PATRIOT POST
— Chick-fil-A Funded Anti-Christian Group Tied to Attack on Family Research Council – Todd Starnes 
https://patriotpost.us/opinion/67089-chick-fil-a-funded-anti-christian-group-tied-to-attack-on-family-research-council-2019-12-02

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Zuckerberg Defends Facebook’s Political Ad Policy, Says Americans Should ‘Judge for Themselves’ – Madison Summers
https://ijr.com/zuckerberg-defends-facebooks-political-ad-policy-says-americans-should-judge-for-themselves/
— ‘No’: Facebook’s Zuckerberg Pushes Back on Critics Suggesting Trump Tried to ‘Lobby’ Him – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/zuckerberg-pushes-back-suggesting-trump-lobby/

FORBES
— America’s ‘Full Employment’ Hides a Dirty Secret – John Mauldin
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnmauldin/2019/12/02/americas-full-employment-hides-a-dirty-secret/#9c6e22d7c157
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Should just being “employed” make people/workers happy? On one level, any job is better than no job. But we also derive much of our identities and self-esteem from our work. If you aren’t happy with it, you’re probably not happy generally. Unhappy people can still vote and are often easy marks for shameless politicians to manipulate. Their spending patterns change, too. So it ends up affecting everyone and everything. Unhappy Employment There’s this plight of people who, while not necessarily poor, aren’t where they think they should be—and perhaps once were. This disappointment isn’t just in their minds; the economy really has changed. Yes, you can probably get a job if you are physically able, but the odds it will support you and a family, if you have one, are lower than they once were.)

GUARDIAN
— Trump campaign bans Bloomberg News journalists
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/dec/02/donald-trump-news-today-live-impeachment-nato-summit-latest-updates

December 1 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Elizabeth Warren brings presidential campaign to North Side, gets endorsement from Rep. Jan Schakowsky – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-elizabeth-warren-chicago-rally-20191130-iany6w3rvrflvmnf3ralusmvde-story.html
— Say what you will about Illinois Democrats. At least they had the character and good sense to dump their sleazeball-in-chief Blagojevich – Eric Zorn
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-say-what-you-will-about-illinois-democrats-at-least-they-had-the-character-and-good-sense-to-20191129-story.html
— Affordable housing projects are in the pipeline in Aurora. Housing advocates say they’re needed. – SARAH FREISHTAT (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at those who need affordable housing that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-affordable-housing-st-20191127-krfjlqsdd5bphmfgtiu7naslhm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The case for impeachment over censure for President Donald Trump. Censure — which the Chicago Tribune editorial board is calling for instead of impeachment — is a form of shaming, But this president cannot be shamed.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/1/20987969/censure-impeachment-tribune-editorial-board-donald-trump-bill-clinton-sun-times

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Time is now for real ethics reform in Springfield – DAVID McSWEENEY
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/11/30/mcsweeney-time-is-now-for-real-ethics-reform-in-springfield/ard4zd7/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Pot legislation shuns constitution – ROGER GERMAN
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/roger-german-pot-legislation-shuns-constitution/article_815dbae2-d398-58fa-8c7b-4053dea8aa42.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Progressive groups blast Facebook for courting the right Meanwhile conservatives remain skeptical of social-media giant’s overtures – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/30/progressive-groups-blast-facebook-courting-right/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Impeachment set to leave Buttigieg as only top-tier 2020 Democrat campaigning full time – Emily Larsen
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/impeachment-set-to-leave-buttigieg-as-only-top-tier-2020-democrat-campaigning-full-time
— Yes, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s plans are about giving away ‘free stuff’ – Editorial
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/yes-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-plans-are-about-giving-away-free-stuff

FOX NEWS
— AOC says her policies are not ‘free stuff’: ‘I never want to hear that term again’ – Nick Givas (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get their votes, Democrats promise to use government to give “free stuff” to voters who have financial, health, and/or other problems. 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-policies-free-stuff

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump’s Deplorable Cult waits patiently – Carol Headrick (DIERSEN: Like Hillary demonizes, denigrates, condemns those who support Trump, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They work hard to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. They worked hard to destroy TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/trumps_deplorable_cult_waits_patiently.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: When Hillary called us Deplorable, along with racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, and you name it, we laughed at her. We never cried, and we never demanded a phony apology. We did vow to never, ever vote liberal. Our latest name is Cult, but since we heart our beloved Deplorable name, perhaps Deplorable Cult will stick. And still, we will never, ever vote liberal. The Deplorable Cult has learned to expect truly deplorable behavior from the Democrats.)
— Republicans Will Live to Regret Joining Climate Alarmists – Gamaliel Isaac
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/republicans_will_live_to_regret_joining_climate_alarmists.html

TOWNHALL
— No Way to Treat a First Lady – Debra J. Saunders
https://townhall.com/columnists/debrajsaunders/2019/12/01/no-way-to-treat-a-first-lady-n2557255

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Hypes Republicans Saying GOP Needs to Drop Litmus Tests on Abortion – Alex Christy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party (IRP) a) who reject the right to life plank in the IRP platform and b) focus on destroying those like me who support the plank.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/11/27/msnbc-hypes-republicans-saying-gop-needs-drop-litmus-tests-abortion

THE HILL
— Comedian Rosanne Barr to speak at Trumpettes’ Gala at Mar-A-Lago – MARTY JOHNSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/472492-comedian-rosanne-barr-to-speak-at-trumpettes-gala-at-mar-a-lago

HUFFINGTON POST
— Roseanne Barr, Booted Off TV For Racist Tweet, Tapped For Trumpettes’ Gala At Mar-a-Lago “I know Roseanne, and if I know somebody who is not racist, it’s certainly Roseanne,” Trumpettes leader Toni Holt Kramer told The Palm Beach Post. – Mary Papenfuss
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/roseanne-barr-trumpettes-mar-a-lago_n_5de2f299e4b0d50f32a3314a

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— CHICAGO TRIBUNE HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Poll: Political news via social media least trusted – DAVID KLEPPER and AMANDA SEITZ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2019/11/26/ap-norc-usafacts-poll-social-media-a-political-news-paradox/

ABC NEWS
— Facebook issues corrective label on user’s post under new Singapore fake news law (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-01/facebook-corrects-post-under-new-singapore-fake-news-law/11754762

NEW YORK POST
— The New York Times’ long descent from credibility – Michael Goodwin (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What distinguishes the New York Times from GOPUSA ILLINOIS? ANSWER: The New York Times falsely denies that it exists to defend and advance the Democrat Party platform. GOPUSA ILLINOIS honestly states that it exists to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.) 
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/goodwin-the-new-york-times-long-descent-from-credibility/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Ordered by Singapore, Facebook Posts a Correction Adds notice to post saying it ‘is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information’ – Niharika Mandhana and Phred Dvorak (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false information except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-complies-with-order-under-singapore-fake-news-law-11575116149

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— John Cox: will his new outreach to independent voters deliver GOP victories?
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/story/2019-12-01/john-cox-will-his-new-outreach-to-independent-voters-deliver-gop-victories

FREDERICK NEWS POST
— Little-noticed home buying risk — your city’s financial problems – Liz Farmer (DIERSEN: On the other side of the coin, if your city is financially healthy, Democrats will call for more and more and more welfare.)
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/economy_and_business/real_estate_and_development/little-noticed-home-buying-risk-your-city-s-financial-problems/article_1be01fc4-ebba-58de-876e-a9c1007030b1.html

BLOOMBERG
— The Richest U.S. Counties Are Getting Even Richer – Alex Tanzi, Wei Lu and Michael Sasso (DIERSEN: During the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years, of those who have moved into DuPage County, a) what is their income and net worth – I would not be surprised to learn that in today’s dollars, it has gone down significantly; b) what is their political affiliation – I would not be surprised to learn that it is overwhelmingly Democrat; c) what percent lack education and/or job skills – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage has increased significantly; d) what percent have severe financial, health, and/or other problems – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage has increased significantly; and e) what percent are filled with hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics – I would not be surprised to learn that percentage is extremely high?) 
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/richest-u-counties-getting-even-100000177.html

GLOBE NEWS WIRE
— Chicago Real Estate Market Trends in November 2019 Property Up reveals the best performing neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicagoland area in November 2019. – John Herman (DIERSEN: During the last 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years, of those who have moved into your neighborhood, your precinct, your township/ward, and your county, a) what is their income and net worth – has it gone up or down significantly in today’s dollars; b) what is their political affiliation – what percent is Democrat, Republican; etc. c) what percent lack education and/or job skills – has that percentage increased or decreased significantly; d) what percent have severe financial, health, and/or other problems – has that percentage increased or decreased significantly; and e) what percent are filled with hatred against Trump and against those who share his demographics – has that percentage is increased or decreased significantly?) 
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/11/26/1952949/0/en/Chicago-Real-Estate-Market-Trends-in-November-2019.html

FINAL SITE
— MAY 19, 2017 FLASHBACK: The Email Newsletter Is Not Dead — But Yours Might Be – Mia Major (DIERSEN: If you were me, how would you deal with those a) who discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and/or b) who discourage everyone from reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails? Should I write articles about them? Should I write books about them?) 
https://www.finalsite.com/blog/p/~board/b/post/the-email-newsletter-is-not-dead-but-yours-might-be

INDEPENDENT
— Google bans eight different Tory election advertisements as disinformation concerns mount Conservatives accused of using ‘fake news’ and disinformation to win election – Jon Stone (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation and fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-general-election-advert-ban-google-fake-news-manifesto-labour-a9223846.html

BBC
— Facebook bows to Singapore’s ‘fake news’ law with post ‘correction’ (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50613341

November 30 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Big Obstacles Remain Before Chicago Gets Long-Awaited Casino The city must convince state lawmakers to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Big-obstacles-remain-before-Chicago-gets-long-awaited-casino-565639911.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Another relic of Mike Madigan’s old-school style of politics passes into history The old-timers may mutter about how kids today don’t have the gumption that they did back in their day, but old-timers are gonna old-timer. Not every tradition is a good one. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/29/20986349/mike-madigans-old-school-style-politics-illinois-rich-miller

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago is on track to become the largest American city with a casino – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cb-chicago-casino-20191130-hrflyoppvjfnzd6vuhnkqlrice-story.html
— Impeachment’s influence hazy as issue in congressional races – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-congress-impeachment-20191130-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— A drop in people, a $1 billion rise in property taxes – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191130/griffin-a-drop-in-people-a-1-billion-rise-in-property-taxes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County’s local governments collected $3,138 in property taxes for every resident in 2018, up $88 from the year before. Local governments in Lake County collected $3,422 in property taxes per resident in 2018, up $75 per person from 2017. In Kane County, local governments received $2,499 per person in taxes, up $62 from last year’s per-person cost. In McHenry County, it was $2,724 for every resident, up just $20. And in Will County, local governments collected $2,801 per person, up $80 from 2017.)

LAKE FOREST PATCH
— Bringing More People to the Republican Party All are welcome to the Women’s Republican Club luncheon at Exmoor Country Club Saturday – Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/bringing-more-people-republican-party

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Signs “No New Taxes Pledge” of Americans for Tax Reform
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/30/il-14-ted-gradel-signs-no-new-taxes-pledge-of-americans-for-tax-reform/ 
— IL-14: God is Setting the Table So He Can Be Glorified in 2020
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/30/il-14-god-is-setting-the-table-so-he-can-be-glorified-in-2020/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— New York’s new bigots are its anti-Christian lawmakers – Nicole Russell
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-yorks-new-bigots-are-its-anti-christian-lawmakers-and-andrew-cuomo

FOX NEWS
— The impact of designating Mexican cartels a ‘foreign terrorist organization’ – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/world/mexican-cartels-foreign-terrorist-organization-impact
— Newsweek fires reporter after publishing mistakes in story about Trump’s Thanksgiving plans – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/newsweek-fires-reporter-thanksgiving-trump-plans

AMERICAN THINKER
— In Favor of Nationalism – Nicholas J. Kaster
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/in_favor_of_nationalism.html

BREITBART
— Massachusetts GOP: Warren Running ‘Entire Presidential Campaign Based Upon Envy’ – HANNAH BLEAU (DIERSEN: Democrats always a) promote envy against Republicans and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans do not disserve what Republicans have. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I did not disserve the new cars, real estate, college degrees, professional certifications, professional license, promotions, collector cars, sick days, vacation days, federal seniority, etc. that I had. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they had less than I did because they did not avoid the draft, because they had a spouse to support, because they had children to support, because they had bad health, etc.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/30/massachusetts-gop-warren-running-entire-presidential-campaign-based-upon-envy/
— ‘Freedom of Expression Has Its Limits!’ – Merkel Rails Against Free Speech – JACK MONTGOMERY (DIERSEN: Of course, Merkel would want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/30/freedom-expression-has-its-limits-merkel-rails-against-free-speech/

NEWSMAX
— Mexico Warns It Won’t Allow US Invasion Over Drug Cartels
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/mexico-drugcartels/2019/11/30/id/943922/

DAILY WIRE
— Majority Of GOP Think Trump Is Better Than Historic U.S. President, But Not Better Than America’s 40th President, Poll Says – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/majority-of-gop-think-trump-is-better-than-historic-u-s-president-but-not-better-than-americas-40th-president-poll-says

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times: Happy Thanksgiving, Trumpian Bigots and Other Ignorant Folks – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/11/30/new-york-times-happy-thanksgiving-trumpian-bigots-and-other-ignorant

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Evangelicals accused of ‘submitting to white nationalism’ for supporting Trump – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/30/evangelicals-accused-of-submitting-to-white-nationalism-for-supporting-trump-858728
— Navy Secretary touts importance of following ‘lawful order’ after being fired for undermining his boss – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: A few of my Democrat superiors in the federal government were not happy that Democrat politicians forced them to carry out Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion orders, that is, to give preference to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, that is, to discriminate against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/26/navy-secretary-touts-importance-of-following-lawful-order-after-being-fired-for-undermining-his-boss-857541
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Unemployed Navy Secretary Richard Spencer — who was fired by Defense Secretary Mark Esper for insubordination — slammed President Trump, saying he made the wrong decision when he reversed the demotion of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was prosecuted for killing an ISIS terrorist. “I don’t think [Trump] really understands the full definition of a warfighter,” Spencer told CBS News. “A warfighter is a profession of arms. And a profession of arms has standards that they have to be held to and they hold themselves to.” Spencer was reacting to President Trump’s statement defending his decision to reverse Gallagher’s demotion.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Who Will Tell the Truth About the Free Press? – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/30/opinion/editorials/fake-news.html

NEW YORK POST
— Today’s Yale grads aren’t qualified to lead in the 21st Century – Esteban Elizondo
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/todays-yale-grads-arent-qualified-to-lead-in-the-21st-century/

WASHINGTON POST
— The ‘Silicon Six’ spread propaganda. It’s time to regulate social media sites. A pluralistic democracy depends on shared truths – Sacha Baron Cohen (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, a) all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless and b) GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread propaganda. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/25/silicon-six-spread-propaganda-its-time-regulate-social-media-sites/
— The Democratic presidential campaign has produced confusion rather than clarity – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-democratic-presidential-campaign-has-produced-confusion-rather-than-clarity/2019/11/30/d8ce889e-1378-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html

November 29 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic corruption in Illinois has a sturdy base in the unpaid but powerful post of committeeperson – AARON GOLDSTEIN AND HALLE QUEZADA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-committeemen-illinois-voting-corruption-20191128-detoy7sxuravbfji4fq3swurcy-story.html
— With 19 homicides, Harvey is enduring deadliest year in recent history – ZAK KOESKE (DIERSEN: What are your connections with Harvey? I worked for IRS there 1972-1973. My aunt owned a home there for many years. I passed the Post Office employment test and truck driving test there in 1966.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-harvey-homicides-st-1129-20191129-gox34k2p35bx3fef6xoxihpdka-story.html
— As members of Congress head for the exits, loosely regulated gravy train beckons – BEN WIEDER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-excongress-lobbying-20191129-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote pot and reparations.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-blaser-column-evanston-reparations-tl-1205-20191129-lcpcddl5tbc3zadgwch7mvxu7u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In New York state corruption cases, a preview of coming attractions for Illinois The New York experience reminds me corruption-busting can be a long process demanding patience, even after charges are brought. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/29/20988005/new-york-state-corruption-cases-preview-what-to-come-illinois

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Reasons for thanks in Illinois – Brett Rowland
https://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/article/Reasons-for-thanks-in-Illinois-14870984.php

NAVIGATOR JOURNAL
— Does the Democratic Party of Illinois really have a “magic Excel sheet” to track contributions? – RICH MILLER 
http://www.navigatorjournal.com/opinion/article_1a9ee584-1130-11ea-ace3-93439f61f758.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— SENATE PRESIDENT JOHN CULLERTON SET TO COLLECT $2M PENSION – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/senate-president-john-cullerton-set-to-collect-2m-pension/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rand Paul’s Thanksgiving message: Be thankful Pilgrims rejected socialism Kentucky Republican highlights colony’s switch to private property – Valerie Richardson
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/28/rand-paul-thanksgiving-message-praises-pilgrims-an/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Michelle Malkin: Impeach pro-illegal immigration judges – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/michelle-malkin-impeach-pro-illegal-immigration-judges
— Ben Carson refutes Democratic rhetoric on racism – Rob Crilly 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/winning-the-race

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why are Journalists so Humorless? – Brian C. Joondeph
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/why_are_journalists_so_humorless.html
— First Lady Dissed by Wimpy Snowflakes – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/first_lady_dissed_by_wimpy_snowflakes.html
— Culture is King – William D. Howard
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/culture_is_king.html

BREITBART
— Evanston to Fund Reparations Program with Marijuana Sales Tax – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/29/illinois-town-to-fund-reparations-program-with-marijuana-sales-tax/
— Kaepernick Blasts ‘US Government’ for Stealing from ‘Indigenous People’ at ‘Unthanksgiving Day’ Ceremony – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/29/kaepernick-blasts-us-government-stealing-indifenous-people-unthanksgiving-day-ceremony/

TOWNHALL
— Family Research Council Calls For Boycott of Chick-fil-A – Todd Starnes
https://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2019/11/29/family-research-council-calls-for-boycott-of-chickfila-n2557152

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Chick-fil-A has emboldened the LGBT mob. If you’re still defending them, watch this – PATRICK B. CRAINE
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/chick-fil-a-has-emboldened-the-lgbt-mob-if-youre-still-defending-them-watch-this

PJ MEDIA
— Thinking of Boycotting Chick-fil-A? Why Don’t You Talk to Them First? – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/thinking-of-boycotting-chick-fil-a-why-dont-you-talk-to-them-first/
— Hong Kongers Give Thanks to America: ‘Thank You, President Trump’ – CLAUDIA ROSETT 
https://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/hong-kongers-give-thanks-to-america/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Aid the Growth of Chinese Tyranny to Our Eternal Shame – MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/chinese-oppression-uyghurs-enabled-by-free-trade-wests-shame/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Warren Wealth Tax Has Wide Support, Except Among One Group: Republican men with college degrees. – Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: Where did your wealth come from? My wealth came from what I earned and saved when I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/business/economy/economy-politics-survey.html
— Trump Has Made Civil Servants Sexy Rarely have bureaucrats inspired such passion. – Michelle Cottle (DIERSEN: If you go against Trump, Trump-haters love you.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/29/opinion/trump-impeachment-testimony.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The 2020 candidates are good at social media — until they make you cringe – Blair Guild 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/29/candidates-are-good-social-media-until-they-make-you-cringe/
— Conservatives’ debate over their future is going to be bitter and fierce – Henry Olsen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/29/conservatives-debate-over-their-future-is-going-be-bitter-fierce/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pro-Trump Ads Won’t Bother Sanitizing Image Progressives enlist economists to make case for Medicare for All; justice signals opposition to executive branch rule-making – Gabriel T. Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pro-trump-ads-wont-bother-sanitizing-image-11575023402

BIZ COMMUNITY
— 8 Steps to setting personal goals for 2020 – JANE NJOKU (DIERSEN: What are your personal goals for 2020? My personal goals for 2020 include continuing to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/626/198394.html

ATLANTIC
— Everyone Hates the Boomers, OK? The lessons of a short-lived meme – Andrew Ferguson
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/obituary-ok-boomer/602656/

November 25 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Candidates after top ballot position line up early as Illinois’ 2020 election season gets underway – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-2020-candidate-filing-20191125-islocgyrl5bt5durfr627bcy3a-story.html
— 2020 primary election candidates begin filing paperwork to get on March 17 ballot – LOLLY BOWEAN and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-candidate-filing-2020-primary-elections-20191125-5iyczseslvbm5jhu3rhnsl6tee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dan Patlak, right, commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review in the 1st District, is first in line as he waits with other Cook County candidates who are assembled early to file their nominating petitions for the March primary, with Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough’s office, on Nov. 25, 2019 in Chicago.)
— Column: The fall and rise of former state Rep. John Anthony: cop, Republican, black conservative radio host – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-john-anthony-radio-show-mcqueary-20191125-6ddt72txmze6xbko2vkidq74la-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to restrict vehicle impoundment, lower fines for illegal pot possession advances – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-marijuana-rules-lightfoot-20191125-wq4cbtwa4zgm3o7mauloiejgc4-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says alderman doesn’t understand budget because he went on hunting trip during committee hearings – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-budget-beale-city-council-20191125-zad4ygv72zexniy5ncnem6ocdq-story.html
— Math scares your child’s elementary school teacher — and that should frighten you – DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-teachers-scared-math-education-20191125-faoy22apazgxxkc2ib65rpvnge-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— And they’re off! Candidates begin filing for March primary, mixing politics, posturing, petitions Candidates have a week to file their nominating petitions, but anyone in line when the doors opened Monday has a chance at the top ballot spot in a given race – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982152/candidates-filing-period-march-primary-petitions-foxx-durbin-burke
— Lightfoot’s marijuana plan set for council vote after hasty rewrite; would relax pot fines, limit vehicle impoundment The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is concerned the “disproportionate impact” that cannabis enforcement laws have historically had on communities of color will continue, just with reduced fines. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/25/20982018/recreational-marijuana-pot-penalties-vehicle-impoundment-city-council-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that women have had, are having, and will have.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/25/20982175/2020-election-democratic-primary-sexism-rosabeth-kanter-elizabeth-tippett-women-politics
— Would a ward boss by any other name still smell like a smoke-filled room? Thanks to a 2018 change in Illinois law, county parties now use gender-neutral language. The March primary will mark the first time voters choose Democratic and Republican ward and township committeepeople. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/11/25/20982762/ward-committeeman-boss-committeeperson-cook-democratic-party

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage Democrats ready to challenge for all 6 county board districts – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/dupage-democrats-ready-to-challenge-for-all-6-county-board-districts
— Primaries likely in several congressional, suburban legislative races – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/primaries-likely-in-several-congressional-suburban-legislative-races
— First day of Kane County filings ensures chairman, state’s attorney will be contested – Harry Hitzeman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191125/first-day-of-kane-county-filings-ensures-chairman-states-attorney-will-be-contested

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— 2020 hopefuls kick off primary season with petition tradition Candidates hoping to make it on the March 2020 primary ballot took part in the time-honored tradition of submitting petitions bright and early today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/2020-hopefuls-kick-primary-season-petition-tradition
— Here are some Chicago-area races worth watching as candidate filing opens Hot contests loom in at least three city congressional districts and for a North Side state representative slot. And Kim Foxx draws only one primary challenger—so far. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/here-are-some-chicago-area-races-worth-watching-candidate-filing-opens
— Looking for solutions to a black exodus in Illinois higher education Millions of dollars are flowing into campus renovations, financial aid and student programs aimed at attracting, shoring up and retaining black students. – LYNNE MAREK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/looking-solutions-black-exodus-illinois-higher-education

NBC5
— Candidates Start Filing Petitions for March Primary Election Ballot – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/candidates-begin-filing-petitions-to-get-on-march-primary-ballot-565434052.html

WGN TV
— DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/24/nearly-15000-same-sex-couples-have-wed-in-cook-county-since-2013-state-law/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Hundreds file petitions to kick off 2020 races – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191125/hundreds-file-petitions-to-kick-off-2020-races

KENDALL COUNTY TIMES
— Oberweis challenges opponent Underwood’s priorities where veterans are concerned – Glenn Minnis
https://kendallcountytimes.com/stories/520531786-rep-oberweis-challenges-opponent-underwood-s-priorities-where-veterans-are-concerned

DUPAGE COUNTY
— “Unofficial” Candidate Listings
https://dupageco.org/election/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REPUBLICANS IVES, KINZLER FILE IN 6TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/republicans-ives-kinzler-file-in-6th-cd.html
— THUS FAR, 7 GOPERS FILE TO OUST DEM LAUREN UNDERWOOD IN IL’S 14TH CD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thus-far-7-gopers-file-to-oust-dem-lauren-underwood-in-ils-14th-cd-.html
— 3 GOPERS FILE TO FILL RETIRING JOHN SHIMKUS’ 15TH CD SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/3-gopers-file-to-fill-retiring-john-shimkus-15th-cd-seat-.html
— ILLINOIS’ “CONSERVATIVE CAUCUS” CORE (Musgrave, Bailey, Skillicorn, Murphy and Halbrook) FILES IN SPRINGFIELD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/illinois-conservative-caucus-core-files-in-springfield.html
— FIVE GOPERS FILE TO SUCCEED REP. TERRI BRYANT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/five-gopers-file-to-succeed-rep-terri-bryant-.html
— POSSIBLE 3-WAY DEM PRIMARY IN IL’S 3RD CD; FRICILONE FILES FOR GOP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/possible-3-way-dem-primary-in-ils-3rd-cd-fricilone-files-for-gop.html
— TWO OF POSSIBLY 10 REPUBLICANS READY TO FILE FOR 2020 DURBIN CHALLENGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/two-of-possibly-10-republicans-ready-to-file-for-2020-durbin-challenge.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP gives Thanksgiving dinner advice for talking politics
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/ilgop-gives-thanksgiving-dinner-advice-for-talking-politics/
— One of the last remaining holdouts, Cass County to finally get its own website
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/25/one-of-the-last-remaining-holdouts-cass-county-to-finally-get-its-own-website/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chick-fil-A Foundation director donated thousands to Obama and Clinton presidential campaigns – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chick-fil-a-foundation-director-donated-thousands-to-obama-and-clinton-presidential-campaigns

GOPUSA
— America, where believing in Christ is now bad for business
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80064&preview_id=80064

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats May Have Buyer’s Remorse After Month Of Impeachment Hearings – Bob Barr
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/25/barr-impeachment-hearings/

NEWSMAX
— Park Rangers Going to Border to Stop Illegals – Todd Beamon
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/park-rangers/2019/11/25/id/943261/

FORBES
— The Frightening Rise In Low-Quality, Low-Paying Jobs: Is This Really A Strong Job Market? – Jack Kelly (DIERSEN: Have you ever taken a bad job? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/11/25/the-frightening-rise-in-low-quality-low-paying-jobs-is-this-really-a-strong-job-market/

FED SMITH
— Budgeting for Retirement – Justin Holtz 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/11/25/budgeting-for-retirement/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Democrats, Young Voters Attracted By Socialism
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/partner_surveys/democrats_young_voters_attracted_by_socialism

November 23 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Students storm field at halftime of Harvard-Yale football game for climate change protest – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/students-storm-field-during-harvard-yale-football-game-to-protest/5715355/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/23/6-years-after-marriage-equality-becomes-law-illinois-number-of-same-sex-couples-to-marry-in-cook-county-poised-to-pass-15000/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Corruption scandal gives Pritzker opportunity to pass ethics reform, Emanuel says “If you had a career politician in the governor’s office, they would trim their sails. Governor Pritzker is not part of this. He comes to it fresh, clean. He has no kind of history. … That allows him to get something done,” Emanuel said. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2019/11/23/20978547/corruption-springfield-legislature-pritzker-ethics-reform-rahm-emanuel

DAILY HERALD
— GOP candidates lineup to try and reclaim the 14th Congressional District – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191123/gop-candidates-lineup-to-try-and-reclaim-the-14th-congressional-district

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker’s pension positions prompt predictions of peril – John Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-pritzker-s-pension-positions-prompt-predictions-of-peril/article_39c97833-7f05-5ef5-80cc-b7494522bfa6.html

SAUK VALLEY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana dispensary developer eyes former bank in downtown Dixon – RACHEL RODGERS
https://www.saukvalley.com/2019/11/22/marijuana-dispensary-developer-eyes-former-bank-in-downtown-dixon/avehui/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House press secretary cites John Bolton’s ‘advanced age’ for ‘forgotten’ Twitter password Bolton, 71, is two years younger than President Trump. – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house-press-secretary-cites-john-boltons-advanced-age-for-forgotten-twitter-password

AMERICAN THINKER
— Warren tells another whopper about her choice of schools – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/warren_tells_another_whopper_about_her_choice_of_schools.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Accused of Lying to School Choice Activist: ‘No, My Children Went to Public Schools’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/23/elizabeth-warren-accused-of-lying-to-school-choice-activist-no-my-children-went-to-public-schools/
— Study: ‘Family Structure’ a Major Factor in Racial Disparities in School Conduct and Suspensions – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/23/study-family-structure-a-major-factor-in-racial-disparities-in-school-conduct-and-suspensions/
— Polls: Endless Pursuit of Impeachment Spells Trouble for Democrats – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/23/endless-pursuit-impeachment-spells-trouble-democrats/

DAILY CALLER
— Douglas Murray: The Left Uses Social Issues As ‘Battering Rams’ To Turn People Against Society – HAYDEN DANIEL
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/22/douglas-murray-left-turn-people-society/

TOWNHALL
— Corrupt Values Will Eventually Implode Silicon Valley – Lawrence Meyers
https://townhall.com/columnists/lawrencemeyers/2019/11/23/corrupt-values-will-eventually-implode-silicon-valley-n2556696

NEW AMERICAN
— UN-Funded “Sex Ed” Teaches U.S. Children Perversion – Alex Newman
https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/34122-un-funded-sex-ed-teaches-us-children-perversion

NEW YORK TIMES
— Google Changed Its Political Ad Policy. Will Facebook Be Next? Forget impeachment. The country wants to know if Facebook will put the brakes on digital disinformation. – Kara Swisher
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/opinion/google-political-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony – Philip Rucker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-gop-support-hardens-despite-damning-impeachment-testimony/2019/11/23/b1625d6c-0d6f-11ea-bd9d-c628fd48b3a0_story.html
— Democrats are vying to win over the youngest generation of their most important voting bloc Young black voters are more up for grabs than their older counterparts. – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/23/democrats-are-vying-win-over-youngest-generation-their-most-important-voting-bloc/

USA TODAY
— Joe Biden: Stacey Abrams, Sally Yates could be potential vice president picks – Stephen Gruber-Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/11/23/joe-biden-possible-vice-president-stacey-abrams-sally-yates/4284126002/

STAR TRIBUNE
— Presidential candidates, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar, vie for black vote – Stephen Montemayor (DIERSEN: When if ever, will Democrat candidates vie for votes from those who are: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
http://www.startribune.com/presidential-candidates-including-klobuchar-vie-for-black-vote/565381492/

APPEAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: FOR THE FIRST TIME, A VOTE FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION IN THE HOUSE – Vaidya Gullapalli
https://theappeal.org/for-the-first-time-a-vote-for-marijuana-legalization-in-the-house/

NEWSWEEK
— ILLINOIS SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION VOTES DOWN RESOLUTION CALLING TO ARM TEACHERS – ASHER STOCKLER
https://www.newsweek.com/arming-teachers-illinois-school-boards-1473730

November 22 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— NOVEMBER 27, 2017 FLASHBACK: 38 candidates were in line at the DuPage County Election Commission by 8:00 AM this morning to file nominating petitions. Cantore was first in the line followed by Wiley, McGowen, Mendrick, Almiron, Covert, Tully, Selmon, Rutledge, Hart, Zay, Eckhoff, Tornatore, Painter, Hinds, Holz, Moretti, Dabrowski, Suratwala, Grant, Zaruba, Nero, Bibbiano, Orsianger, Chaplin, Qayyum, Schultz, Kaczmarek, Anderson, Falbo, Murphy, Ruscitti, Cooper, Renehan, Fisher, Demichele, Prater, and Abbott. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/november-27-morning-edition-2/

ABC7
— Latino leaders say 2020 census participation critical for Illinois’ Latino population – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/society/latino-leaders-say-2020-census-participation-is-critical/5713866/
— Bloomberg to spend more than $36 million on TV in historic ad buy – SOO RIN KIM
https://abc7chicago.com/bloomberg-to-spend-more-than-$36-million-on-tv-in-historic-ad-buy/5713704/
— Warren pledges not to nominate ‘wealthy donors,’ but has approved them in Senate – SASHA PEZENIK
https://abc7chicago.com/warren-pledges-not-to-nominate-wealthy-donors-but-has-approved-them-in-senate/5713336/

WGN TV
— Is Kimberly Lightford the next senate president? – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/21/is-kimberly-lightford-the-next-senate-president/?fbclid=IwAR1VuUavms32a743IoOnfX4cEWI0Kcet7i1K19d-6qjxSNB7b64sv9j6sXM

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago water bill payments down $20 million this year as Mayor Lori Lightfoot stops shut-offs for nonpayment – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-chicago-water-bill-payments-down-20191122-7eioovx2fbgwtdpn6bnnumxtru-story.html
— Speaker Madigan’s #MeToo messes and the silence of the Democrats – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-harassment-federal-investigation-corruption-20191122-rjpm2yfwmzgkba3wvps3fote7e-story.html
— What’s next in the Trump impeachment process: A busy December, and on to 2020 – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-cb-impeachment-trump-whats-next-20191122-tsinp3nfnnfj3lkdpvoopadvga-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Campaign spearheaded by Lightfoot offers Chicagoans tips on how to safely use weed In announcing the “Cannabis Facts Chicago” initiative, Lightfoot’s office warned against daily cannabis use and the potential for overdosing on weed. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: There is no safe way to use weed. Weed brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/21/20977086/campaign-spearheaded-by-lightfoot-offers-chicagoans-tips-on-how-to-safely-use-weed
— Madigan needs to address deals for ex-aides We’re waiting to see if any official steps were taken to further any alleged conspiracies. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/22/20978487/michael-madigan-aides-springfield-investigation-lobbyists

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Winfield says ‘yes’ to recreational marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191122/winfield-says-yes-to-recreational-marijuana-sales

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A political game that voters can’t win Residents all over Illinois are being disenfranchised and disrespected by the appointment roulette played by the ruling class. – Madeleine Doubek
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/madeleine-doubek-government/political-game-voters-cant-win

WTTW
— Illinois Leads Nation with 5 Vaping-Related Deaths – Kristen Thometz 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/11/22/illinois-leads-nation-5-vaping-related-deaths

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Davis, Durbin spar over evidence presented during Trump impeachment hearings Durbin sees ‘strong evidence’; LaHood, Davis say let voters decide on Trump – PETER HANCOCK 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Davis-Durbin-spar-over-evidence-presented-during-14856599.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Legal pot won’t do away with drug tests – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/legal-pot-won-t-do-away-with-drug-tests/article_826b84ee-0b8e-11ea-aa5e-9f82af610efe.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Ideas for curbing corruption in Illinois; or, how to become Iowans – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-ideas-for-curbing-corruption-in-illinois/article_51f6407a-0d81-11ea-b0d9-c7fa1e345d50.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump says he doesn’t expect to be impeached – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-doubles-down-on-debunked-ukraine-conspiracy-theory-11-22-2019

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Calls Out the Censorship of “On Life” Video by Twitter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/22/il-14-ted-gradel-calls-out-the-censorship-of-on-life-video-by-twitter/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IN LIGHT OF UNRESTRICTED LOCKER ROOM ACCESS FOR TRANSGENDERS, D 211 PARENTS OFFERED PRIVACY OPTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/in-light-of-unrestricted-locker-room-access-for-transgenders-d-211-parents-offered-privacy-option.html
— MORRISON CASTS LONE VOTE AGAINST COOK COUNTY FY2020 BUDGET
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/morrison-casts-lone-vote-against-cook-county-fy2020-budget-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate to convene Sunday, January 19 to elect new president
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/22/senate-to-convene-sunday-january-19-to-elect-new-president/
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/22/corruption-roundup-9/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Et tu, Drudge? Alarm grows on right over site’s anti-Trump pivot – Valerie Richardson 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/21/matt-drudge-drudge-report-anti-trump-pivot-alarms-/
— Unprecedented: Study tracks 223,598 Trump insults in the media – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/21/inside-the-beltway-unprecedented-study-tracks-2235/

GOPUSA
— Chick-fil-A sold its soul for Canadian foothold
http://www.gopusa.com/chick-fil-a-sold-its-soul-for-canadian-foothold/
— What’s happened to Drudge?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79971
— Bringing conservatism back to colleges
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79978

AMERICAN THINKER
— Kamala Harris, the $6-million candidate, proudly tells us she’s never had a non-government job – Monica Showalter (DIERSEN: I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; and pumped gasoline 1971-1972.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/kamala_harris_the_6_million_candidate_proudly_tells_us_shes_never_had_a_nongovernment_job.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Calls for a ‘Full-Blown National Conversation About Reparations’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/22/elizabeth-warren-calls-full-blown-national-conversation-about-reparations/
— Farm Industry Backs Democrats in Amnesty-for-Cheap-Labor Swap – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/22/farm-industry-back-democrats-amnesty-cheap-labor-swap/

TOWNHALL
— Leftist Bullying Works – David Limbaugh
https://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2019/11/22/leftist-bullying-works-n2556892
— Liberal Voter Heal Thyself–of Voter Fraud – Ken Blackwell
https://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2019/11/22/liberal-voter-heal-thyselfof-voter-fraud-n2556938

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Shep Smith Donates $500,000 to Press Freedom, Takes Subtle Shots at Trump – Isaac Saul
https://ijr.com/shep-smith-fox-news-donates/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Why Everyone Is Angry at Facebook Over Its Political Ads Policy The social network is said to be discussing changes that include restricting how precisely campaigns can reach specific groups. – Mike Isaac
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/22/technology/campaigns-pressure-facebook-political-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— John Bolton resurfaces on Twitter, claiming the White House locked him out – Anne Gearan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/john-bolton-resurfaces-on-twitter-claiming-the-white-house-locked-him-out/2019/11/22/2414b7ac-0d65-11ea-8397-a955cd542d00_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— UC Berkeley keeps a lid on 2,000 protesters, allowing conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak – TERESA WATANABE
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-11-22/uc-berkeley-keeps-a-lid-on-2-000-protesters-allowing-conservative-commentator-ann-coulter-to-speak

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Welcomes a Senate Impeachment Trial, Defends Giuliani’s Moves in Ukraine President says he would want Adam Schiff as the first witness to testify about the whistleblower – Michael C. Bender
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-welcomes-a-senate-impeachment-trial-defends-giulianis-moves-in-ukraine-11574439127
— The Mythology of Voter Suppression Democrats cling to the falsehood despite the election turnout facts. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythology-of-voter-suppression-11574467350

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 61% Say Most Politicians Intent on Dividing Us
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/november_2019/61_say_most_politicians_intent_on_dividing_us