January 17 Evening Edition

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

CBS2
— A Look At Preparations For The 2020 Women’s March – Audrina Bigos (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/17/a-look-at-preparations-for-the-2020-womens-march/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW REPUBLIC
— “Electability” Is a Poisonous Political Shibboleth If this recursive way of thinking about politics captures our imagination, it will imperil America’s future. – OSITA NWANEVU (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/156241/electability-poisonous-political-shibboleth

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

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

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

January 12 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— OUTSTANDING: March for Life rally downtown brings out anti-abortion supporters – GAYNOR HALL
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/11/march-for-life-rally-downtown-brings-out-anti-abortion-supporters-opponents/

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot reiterates need for recreational marijuana consumption sites in first press conference of 2020
https://abc7chicago.com/5838336/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Investigators exploring whether ‘rape in Champaign’ email is linked to early release of prison inmate, sources say – RAY LONG and DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-mclain-email-rape-champaign-early-release-prison-20200112-3euenj6ahrc2vkshfuihl35roy-story.html
— Moving for the school is still a thing in Chicagoland — even if it means keeping two residences – Darcel Rockett
https://www.chicagotribune.com/real-estate/ct-re-school-districts-top-real-estate-amenity-20191230-20200107-vhg3zal7yjcznc6pc3mr6sxbmi-story.html
— Advice to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: Don’t let the haters get you down – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: If Harry and Meghan moved to Chicago, Chicago Democrats would force them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-meghan-markle-prince-harry-royals-page-20200110-kk7cflzgszbw3gjdwrxyhnya5m-story.html
— These 3 mentors shaped my life and inspired me to be a mentor too – KEENAN PALMER (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of my IRS mentor who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of my GAO mentor who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/chicago-forward/ct-opinion-chicago-forward-mentor-keenan-palmer-20200110-bby6tsadlbcy5hjz42lghyrq2y-story.html
— Your Lyft or Uber driver is vaping weed? What to do? This and other driving questions from the legal weed frontier – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-driving-while-high-20200111-dgkptghnevatnopftulz3e2kha-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— The email about ‘ghost workers’ and ‘rape’ that could bring down Mike Madigan’s empire It just seems unlikely to me that Madigan’s top advisor apparently had significant dirt on the administration of Gov. Pat Quinn and was kept totally in the dark. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/10/21060762/rich-miller-mike-madigan-ghost-workers-rape-champaign
— When I needed $300 for college, I had one person to depend on: Myself – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: I paid for all my college expenses, but my critics/opponents stress that college expenses were much less during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They stress that none of the colleges that I earned degrees from in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997 were Ivy League.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/10/21060665/john-fountain-college-true-vine

DAILY HERALD
— Rising tuition putting college out of reach for low-income, minority students – Madhu Krishnamurthy (DIERSEN: I paid for all my college expenses, but my critics/opponents stress that college expenses were much less during the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. They stress that none of the colleges that I earned degrees from in 1970, 1976, 1980, and 1997 were Ivy League.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/rising-tuition-putting–college-out-of-reach-for-low-income-minority-students

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Stocks-Smith hopes party finds challenger for LaHood – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: In contested Republican primary races, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes always hint/imply/argue/shout at the candidates that I use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) to make them lose and b) to make their opponents win. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200111/stocks-smith-hopes-party-finds-challenger-for-lahood

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Property-tax flop is no surprise – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-property-tax-flop-is-no-surprise/article_e83c03e6-6969-590d-8e84-b6ada85fbc4d.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— New law ensures McHenry County Jail detainees are offered chance to vote New law ensures those in custody will receive election education, ballots – KATIE SMITH (DIERSEN: What percent of them vote for Democrats?)
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/10/new-law-ensures-mchenry-county-jail-detainees-are-offered-chance-to-vote/ab43ew4/

JOURNAL STANDARD
— For counties, pot-case expungements next Marijuana legalization means addressing past charges of thousands – Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree (DIERSEN: If you have smoked pot, you have demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/For-counties-pot-case-expungements-next-14969035.php

LINCOLN COURIER
— Illinois money woes and the ‘church lady’ – Dan Tackett
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200111/illinois-money-woes-and-church-lady

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks: Mileage for Me, But Not for Thee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/12/jack-franks-mileage-for-me-but-not-for-thee/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Consolidates Support for Primary from All Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/12/il-06-jeanne-ives-consolidates-support-for-primary-from-all-republicans/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist Qassem Soleimani’s ‘historic’ funeral in Tehran gets somber coverage – Andrew Stiles 
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/media-mourns-suleimani/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez says she’s a ‘proud’ Democrat, even though she won’t pay party ‘dues’ – Marisa Schultz 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-proud-democrat-even-though-wont-pay-party-dues

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left’s Endless Commercial Has Weaponized Popular Culture – David Lanza
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/the_lefts_endless_commercial_has_weaponized_popular_culture.html

AMERICA NOW
— Manager Faces Backlash For Sending Muslim Employee Home Over ‘Inappropriate’ Attire
https://www.americanow.com/story/religion/2020/01/12/manager-faces-backlash-sending-muslim-employee-home-over-inappropriate

TOWNHALL
— ‘Deadbeat’: Ocasio-Cortez Is Enraging Democrats By Refusing to Pay Party Dues and Funding Primary Challengers – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/01/12/aoc-gving-dems-heartburn-over-refusal-to-contribute–to-house-races-n2559307

FOX BUSINESS
— Are military members paid too much? – Brittany De Lea (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest that the federal government overpaid me. They refuse to acknowledge that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree in 1970, when I was 21, and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. They refuse to acknowledge that in 1979, when I was 30, I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, and that in 1981, when I was 32, I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/military-member-pay-rand-arroyo-center

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— ‘I’m Spending All My Money to Get Rid of Trump’: Michael Bloomberg – Reuters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to get rid of the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, etc.)
https://ijr.com/im-spending-all-my-money-to-get-rid-of-trump-michael-bloomberg/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democratic 2020 candidates vie for union, Latino votes (DIERSEN: Do candidates vie for votes from those who share your demographics? Ever-increasingly, RINO candidates fail/refuse to 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. Ever-increasingly, RINO candidates pander to those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about RINO candidates.) 
https://whdh.com/news/democratic-2020-candidates-vie-for-union-latino-votes-in-nevada/
— Democrats’ contempt for Trump fuels an online cash surge – BRIAN SLODYSKO
https://apnews.com/dbd937eb59149ddf96097651e207a4e9

NEW YORK TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump The Democratic presidential candidate said he would spend big even if the nominee was someone he had sharp differences with, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. – Lisa Lerer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-spending.html
— AUGUST 12, 2019 FLASHBACK: What to Do When You Feel Uninspired at Work – Tim Herra (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did everything that they could to make me feel uninspired. They were furious when I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/smarter-living/what-to-do-when-you-feel-uninspired-at-work.html
— OCTOBER 17, 2019 FLASHBACK: You’re Only as Old as You Feel – Emily Laber-Warren (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government did everything that they could to make me feel old. They stressed that I did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/well/mind/age-subjective-feeling-old.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Tucker Carlson.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/opinion/sunday/tucker-carlson.html
— Does Running a City of 100,000 People Make You President Material? Mayors ponder the City Hall to White House leap. – Matt Flegenheimer
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/11/us/politics/buttigieg-mayors-elected-president.html

FORBES
— Retirement And The Laws To Help Older Workers – William Baldwin (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. The older that you are, the harder that they work against you, and especially if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2020/01/12/retirement-laws-to-help-older-workers/#2eb2c04a6f41

STEPHENVILLE EMPIRE TRIBUNE
— Local Republicans gear up for two candidate forums – Sara Vanden Berge (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents oppose a) anyone who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) conservative organizations, and c) candidate forums. If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for candidates in contested races. TAPROOT would be holding candidate forums for the U.S. Senate, 6th Congressional District, DuPage Recorder, DuPage Auditor, and the DuPage judicial race.) 
https://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20200111/local-republicans-gear-up-for-two-candidate-forums

CONCORD MONITOR
— What we still need to hear from candidates – Editorial (DIERSEN: Are you an elected Republican Precinct Committeeman? If so, a) who has expressed interest in being the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations and b) who do you want to be the next chairman of your Republican township and county party organizations? Questions to ask them: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your township/county? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://www.concordmonitor.com/Preparing-to-vote-31903496

JAPAN TIMES
— Japan giving more government workers permission to moonlight amid labor crunch (DIERSEN: During the first 19 months that I worked for IRS 1971-1972, IRS gave me permission to work part-time for the Firestone Store in Chicago Heights.) 
https://employment.einnews.com/article_detail/506983853/3Bh0RQ36rSgbbAio

January 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Gov. Greg Abbott to reject new refugees coming to Texas – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-greg-abbott-to-reject-new-refugees-coming-to-texas/5835371/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis Resource Fair to be ‘one-stop-shop’ for legal marijuana benefits
https://abc7chicago.com/business/city-to-host-first-of-its-kind-cannabis-resource-fair/5833405/

NBC5
— ISP Director Calls Allegations of Rape Cover-Up ‘Repulsive’ – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/isp-director-calls-allegations-of-rape-cover-up-repulsive/2199463/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cullerton says ‘no reason’ to believe Madigan has committed wrongdoings, supports probe into email Outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said the email should be investigated by the Champaign County state’s attorney rather than a special House committee. – Tina Sfondeles and Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/10/21060266/john-cullerton-madigan-probe-email-mike-mcclain
— Pot shop burglars nabbed over $100K in cash in Chicago heist, cops say The suspects, who may have used a keycard to gain access to the shop, left without taking any pot products. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/10/21060443/chicago-dispensaries-burglars-moca-logan-square-cash-robbery-moca-marijuana-weed
— State’s attorney challenger Conway gets another $2.3 million from billionaire dad, fueling spat with incumbent Foxx Challenger Bill Conway’s campaign portrays the candidate as beholden to no one but taxpayers. Incumbent Kim Foxx’s campaign suggests Conway thinks the office is ‘up for sale.’ – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/10/21060857/states-attorney-challenger-bill-conway-million-billionaire-dad-kim-foxx-carlyle-group

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Abortion opponents prepare for Saturday’s March for Life Chicago: ‘Pro-life is pro-woman’ – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-march-for-life-chicago-preview-20200110-era6epce5ndw5fsubsyvfd5y2q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-chicago-legal-weed-stores-planned-20200110-7sb7lz2c75hq7cth2cdes3wjvm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-down-to-business-st-0112-20200110-xujnjpaeirdenh374iwtkd46fu-story.html
— Using marijuana is legal — but it can still get you fired. ‘Human resource professionals in Illinois will have their hands full.’ -LISA SCHENCKER (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, to work with, or to supervise anyone who has used pot. Far too many of my superiors and supervisors in the federal government were heavy drinkers.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-pot-legal-use-workplace-20200110-ynrgpragtfenhilfeg3if2bdta-story.html
— More than $100K stolen during Logan Square cannabis dispensary burglary that cops now say was an inside job – ROSEMARY SOBOL and ELVIA MALAGÓN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cannabis-burglary-inside-job-20200110-lbg6gtavnzbata2cxoxedsipzm-story.html
— Police: 2 suspects charged in shooting during sale of THC vape cartridges in Zion – FRANK S. ABDERHOLDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-zion-shooting-arrest-st-0111-20200110-tygv2mkx7rgsfa2uhzf2mtbqxa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want it to be easier to push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-marijuana-dispensary-application-concerns-st-20200110-3f3oppf22jbehgjgkbnufwid4m-story.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans line up behind Ives as she looks to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Sean Casten: Former U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, who lost his west suburban 6th District seat to Democrat Sean Casten in the 2018 midterms, already has endorsed Republican challenger Jeanne Ives, a former state representative, in this year’s election. But Ives says she’s racking up more high-profile GOP endorsements including: Republican National Committeewoman Demetra Demonte; the Lake County Republican Party; Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison; the conservative Club for Growth PAC; FreedomWorks, a group closely tied to the tea party movement; the House Freedom Caucus, a GOP caucus in the U.S. House; and the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List. Rich Porter, Illinois Republican National committeeman, also is backing Ives, according to her campaign. And Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation along with U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy hosted a fundraiser for Ives in Washington, according to Ives’ political team. Ives, of Wheaton, is facing Jay Kinzler, of Glen Ellyn, in the Republican primary while incumbent Casten, of Downers Grove, is unopposed in the primary. – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pot-fair-kim-foxx-ad-bloomberg-chicago-office-spin-20200110-icml6t27ubfm3hf4srojxz7ggq-story.html
— Chicago needs to set city’s on-site marijuana smoking rules soon, Mayor Lori Lightfoot says – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-cannabis-consumption-rules-20200110-lg437upqpjanpcmy2gh746j3bu-story.html
— Why Elizabeth Warren is not so electable – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: According to Republican-haters, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-elizabeth-warren-electable-chapman-20200110-yyoitollrjf5lhunik3qx425ke-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage referendum questions: From pot to schools – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200110/dupage-referendum-questions-from-pot-to-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Naperville The debate on whether Naperville should allow recreational marijuana sales could be settled by voters. City council members put an advisory question on the ballot even though they moved to prohibit recreational pot stores in town. While the referendum is nonbinding, several council members have said they will trust the will of the voters. If voters don’t want recreational cannabis sales, no action will be needed. But if voters say they want such stores, the council would need to reverse its ban and set zoning regulations.)
— Geneva updates employee manual to reflect cannabis law – Bob Oswald (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, to work with, or to supervise anyone who has used pot. Far too many of my superiors and supervisors in the federal government were heavy drinkers.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200110/geneva-updates-employee-manual-to-reflect-cannabis-law

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McClain email makes it clear: Mike Madigan’s time is up After two years of revelations, it’s obvious Madigan’s closest associates felt that no one could hold them to account, however foul the deed. It’s time for the Illinois House speaker to go, Greg Hinz writes. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mcclain-email-makes-it-clear-mike-madigans-time
— Investors give nod to worst-rated Illinois with revenue growing As Pritzker nears his one-year anniversary in office, the state may be making some gains even as it grapples with rising pension debt and the highest borrowing costs among its peers. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/investors-give-nod-worst-rated-illinois-revenue-growing

CHICAGO DEFENDER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lightfoot announces Cannabis Resource Fair for employees and entrepreneurs
https://chicagodefender.com/mayor-lightfoot-announces-cannabis-resource-fair-for-employees-and-entrepreneurs/

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Marijuana in our homes – Otto Ives
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2020/01/10/marijuana-in-our-homes/109565

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Manzullo Endorses Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/manzullo-endorses-oberweis/
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Releases TV Commercial
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/il-14-jim-oberweis-releases-tv-commercial/
— Stoned Illinois Woman Arrested in Kenosha County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/10/stoned-illinois-woman-arrested-in-kenosha-county/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— 2020 GOP 6TH & 14TH CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES BOAST ENDORSEMENTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/2020-gop-6th-14th-congressional-candidates-boast-endorsements.html
— Parental Notification of Abortion on the Chopping Block? – Kathy Valente 
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/parental-notification-of-abortion-on-the-chopping-block/
— OBERWEIS TO HOST PARDONED PLATOON LEADER CLINT LORANCE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/oberweis-to-host-1st-lt-clint-lorance.html
— MCDERMED: ON MADIGAN, DEMOCRAT WOMEN NEED TO STEP UP OR SHUT UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/mcdermed-on-madigan-democrat-women-need-to-step-up-or-shut-up.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW YORK CONSIDERS AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERING NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE. COULD ILLINOIS BE NEXT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/new-york-considers-automatic-registering-non-citizens-to-vote-could-illinois-be-next-.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Lawmakers may avoid divisive social issues in election year – BEN NADLER 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/10/lawmakers-may-avoid-divisive-social-issues-in-elec/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Damn right it will have an effect’: GOP fears Bloomberg spending could doom Trump in 2020 – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/damn-right-it-will-have-an-effect-gop-fears-bloomberg-spending-could-doom-trump-in-2020

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Texas Becomes First State to Reject Refugee Resettlement Lone Star state has taken 10 percent of all refugees in last decade – Charles Fain Lehman (DIERSEN: How many refugees do the Democrats and RINOs want to settle in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Democrats and RINOs shout at refugees 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://freebeacon.com/issues/texas-first-state-reject-refugee-resettlement/

GOPUSA
— Michigan county executive gets blasted for his call for more refugees (DIERSEN: If you are a Republican county executive who does not call for more refugees, Democrats will a) call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all and b) promise to defeat you in the next election. What do you say to Republican county executives who succumb to the aforesaid and dump the Republicans in their county?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82587

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— America’s Hamster Wheel Of ‘Career Advancement’ We’re told that getting ahead at work and reorienting our lives around our jobs will make us happy. So why hasn’t it? – CASEY CHALK (DIERSEN: While I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980 and for GAO for almost 18 years 1980-1997, extremely few of my coworkers earned job-related master’s degrees, job-related professional certifications, or a job-related professional license like I did. I earned a) job-related master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications in accounting, internal auditing, fraud examination, government financial management, financial services auditing, and forensic accounting when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license in accounting when I was 32.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americas-hamster-wheel-of-career-advancement/

BLAZE
— California beach town’s residents say officials moved the homeless into their neighborhoods to make way for Bernie Sanders rally Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was also at the rally – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/venice-residents-say-bernie-rally-pushed-homeless-into-neighborhoods

DAILY CALLER
— House Democrats Vote Against Recognizing Unborn Babies As ‘Vulnerable Populations’ – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/mccarthy-democrats-vote-unborn-children/
— Texas Won’t Accept Refugees, Greg Abbott Letter Confirms – WILLIAM DAVIS (DIERSEN: How many refugees do the Democrats and RINOs want to settle in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Democrats and RINOs shout at refugees 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://dailycaller.com/2020/01/10/texas-refugees-greg-abbott/

FEDERALIST
— LGBT Activists Shouldn’t Encourage Teens To Use Grindr App Complicit In Gruesome Murder While LGBT advocates focus on hate crimes, discrimination, or other outside negative influences on the LGBT community, they fail to see the dangers within it. – Chad Felix Greene
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/10/lgbt-activists-encourage-teens-to-use-grindr-app-complicit-in-gruesome-christmas-murder/

LIFE NEWS
— We Must Hold the Media Accountable for Trashing People Like Pro-Life Teen Nick Sandmann – JARRETT STEPMAN
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/10/we-must-hold-the-media-accountable-for-trashing-people-like-pro-life-teen-nick-sandmann/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Battling the LGBTQ+ push within evangelical churches – Michael F. Haverluck (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your church banish its member who do not promote LGBTQ+ activity?) 
https://onenewsnow.com/church/2020/01/10/battling-the-lgbtqplus-push-within-evangelical-churches

THE HILL
— Wake up: Nobody wants migrants or refugees – LEX RIEFFEL (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs shout at migrants and refugees that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/477239-wake-up-nobody-wants-migrants-or-refugees

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— New York Times Editorial Board to Put Pre-Endorsement Candidate Interviews on the Record for First Time Ever – Lindsey Ellefson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, mainstream newspapers only endorse candidates who promise to use government to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/new-york-times-editorial-board-to-put-pre-endorsement-candidate-interviews-on-the-record-for-first-time-ever/

January 9 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Past and present candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended the outstanding Milton Township Republican Organization monthly meeting Wednesday evening, January 8, 2020, at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream included Anderson, Breen, Carlson, Corrigan, Eckhoff, Elliott, Falbo, Felice, Fitch, Grant, Heidorn, Holan, Holder, Ives, Jensen, Jorgensen, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, LeVan, McCluskey, McGowen, Molitor, Monino, Muehlfelt, Murphy, Nathwani, O’Toole, Senka, Tartar, Tatro, Veenstra, Walsh, Whelan, and Zay.  Attendees included Baker, Cherry, Dangelo, Fitzpatrick, Grant, Lofgren, McCarthy, McNeily, Menna, Slinger, and Smith. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

WGN TV
— TRAGIC: Doctors sees spike in ER visits since legalization of recreational marijuana – DANA REBIK
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/08/doctors-sees-spike-in-er-visits-since-legalization-of-recreational-marijuana/

ABC7
— Illinois lawmakers weigh in on US response after Iran missile strike – Jessica D’Onofrio and Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-leaders-weigh-in-on-us-response-after-iran-missile-strike/5825486/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://abc7chicago.com/5827924/

NBC5
— What to Know: Legal Marijuana & Firearm Permits Illinois has more than two million FOID card holders – Chris Coffey
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-to-know-legal-marijuana-firearm-permits/2198492/
— Bloomberg Blasts Trump Over ‘Broken Promises’ in Chicago Speech The appearance was Bloomberg’s first in the state since joining the race for the Democratic nomination
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/bloomberg-blasts-trump-over-broken-promises-in-chicago-speech/2198529/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— R. Kelly’s girlfriends clash at Trump Tower, sending one to a hospital while other is charged with domestic battery – Rosemary Sobol
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-r-kelly-fight-trump-tower-20200109-ka4rrzewujf4he6rueixwlxyam-story.html
— Our suggestion to Meghan Markle stands: Hey, Duchess, come to Chicago. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, the Democrats who run Illinois would want them to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. Of course, the Democrats who run Illinois would want them to do everything that they could to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-meghan-markle-prince-harry-chicago-monarchy-20200108-2rupnjizkvdyfgggycejhi6qba-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s on-site recreational marijuana smoking rules for businesses stalls – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-on-premises-rules-20200108-g7ygazqcynatvjqj5ynd2mysp4-story.html
— Another Illinois scandal: Did a ‘loyal’ Democrat conceal rape to protect his political allies? – Editorial (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand loyalty to them personally and b) destroy those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-madigan-rape-mcclain-illinois-governor-quinn-scandal-20200109-hromb3a5mjghxcdtiabkrsqnea-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 1 of R. Kelly’s girlfriends charged after fight at Trump Tower In a series of videos posted to Instagram, the 22-year-old woman could be seen angrily confronting Joycelyn Savage, 24, who was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/8/21057478/cpd-called-to-trump-tower-after-fight-between-r-kellys-girlfriends
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/8/21057670/chicago-pot-dispensaries-legal-weed-green-thumb

DAILY HERALD
— Lauzen now says bid for third term is ‘up in the air’ – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200108/lauzen-now-says-bid-for-third-term-is-up-in-the-air

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Weed shops don’t have enough employees, either – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who has anything to do with pot.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-shops-dont-have-enough-employees-either

WBEZ
— House GOP Leader Calls For Hearings Into Madigan Ally’s ‘Shocking’ Rape Email – Tony Arnold, Dave McKinney
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/amid-outrage-madigan-claims-no-knowledge-of-rape-in-confidants-email/ba6e4d0a-b32b-4eb3-b796-5485a43fbb6a
— Five Charts That Show Who’s Leaving Illinois And Why – Alden Loury (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats want you to leave Illinois: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/five-charts-that-show-whos-leaving-illinois-and-why/53ded25c-1800-48c3-8dbb-916d0e0ff13a

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/08/the-daily-lines-heather-cherone-recaps-the-first-week-of-legal-marijuana-sales-in-illinois-what-do-we-need-to-know/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/marijuana-dispensary-long-lines/Content?oid=76897067

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200108/first-week-of-legal-recreational-pot-sales-going-smoothly-in-springfield

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Investigation demanded for ‘rape in Champaign’ email – Jerry Nowicki 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Investigation-demanded-for-8216-rape-in-14960312.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— The State of the County presented by DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and a and Panel Discussion was hosted by Chamber630 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel and Conference Center in Downers Grove on Jan. 8.
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/lists/2020/01/08/feff6e44a91946eeb2b392ff80ee249b/index.xml

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Northern Illinois University talk involving pros, cons of legal marijuana set for Jan. 14 – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: There is nothing good about pot.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/08/northern-illinois-university-talk-involving-pros-cons-of-legal-marijuana-set-for-jan-14/a9ooak8/

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Republicans blast property tax task force report: House leader Durkin says Democratic majority ‘refuses to be serious’ – PETER HANCOCK
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/republicans-blast-property-tax-task-force-report-house-leader-durkin/article_02bb416e-783f-553d-9a8e-69a20f153bf3.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/benefits-of-having-a-medical-marijuana-card-after-legalization

MDJ ONLINE
— Republican Congressman Rodney Davis from Illinois urges Pelosi to send the articles of impeachment to Senate – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/republican-congressman-from-illinois-urges-pelosi-to-send-the-articles/article_5d3cdc20-9214-5700-89cb-a4374be2a4cb.html

ONE ILLINOIS
— GOP calls property-tax task force ‘woeful failure’ House Minority Leader Durkin admits ‘there’s nothing that they could offer us’ to support Gov. Pritzker’s fair tax – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/1/8/gop-blasts-property-tax-task-force-as-woeful-failure

DAILY LINE
— Republicans blast Democrats for trading progressive tax votes for ‘failed’ task force – Hannah Meisel
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/01/09/2020/republicans-blast-democrats-for-trading-progressive-tax-votes-for-failed-task-force/

WIREPOINTS
— 93 of Illinois’ 102 counties have lost population since 2010 – Wirepoints Original – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that drive individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time out of DuPage County, out of Milton Township, out Wheaton, and out of Wheaton’s West District.)
https://wirepoints.org/93-of-illinois-102-counties-have-lost-population-since-2010-wirepoints-original/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Do Illinoisans Know All that Springfield Swampsters Did in 2019? – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/wait-till-illinoisans-see-what-springfield-swampsters-have-done-now/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Madigan says he was unaware of rape cited in friend’s email – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/8/madigan-says-he-was-unaware-of-rape-cited-in-frien/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Ilhan Omar denounces Trump for treating illegal immigrants like ‘criminals’ – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-denounces-trump-for-treating-illegal-immigrants-like-criminals
— GOP governors who embrace refugees deserve conservative support – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/actually-tucker-carlson-its-a-good-thing-that-17-gop-governors-are-accepting-refugees

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrat party is officially a dysfunctional family – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_democrat_party_is_officially_a_dysfunctional_family.html

BREITBART
— GOP Governors Do Damage Control After Approving More Refugees – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/08/gop-governors-do-damage-control-after-approving-more-refugees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the memo, Hutchinson admits that refugees resettled in Arkansas will eventually be able to apply for public benefits, welfare, and social services. . .Similarly, Gov. Bill Lee of Tennessee scolded residents and state officials who are opposed to his decision to continue refugee resettlement in the state, claiming that they have conflated refugees with illegal aliens. Activists opposing refugee resettlement who have spoken to Breitbart News have never claimed to date that refugees are illegal aliens. . .Lee also claimed that Tennessee officials will have a say “in the process” of resettling refugees, but no federal statute supports state involvement in such a way. Rather, refugee contractors — funded by the federal government — are allowed to resettle as many refugees in regions that allow for resettlement. . .Refugee resettlement costs American taxpayers nearly $9 billion every five years, according to the latest research. Over the course of five years, an estimated 16 percent of all refugees admitted will need housing assistance paid for by taxpayers.)
— CNN Admits in Sandmann Lawsuit It Can’t Prove Anyone’s a Racist – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist today in America is like calling someone a Jew during the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are racists. Needless-to-say, Trump-supporters should immediately sue any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any county that hints/implies/argues/shouts that they are a racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/08/nolte-cnn-admits-in-sandmann-lawsuit-it-cant-prove-anyones-a-racist/
— Gavin Newsom to Offer Free Health Care to Illegal Alien Seniors – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/01/09/report-gavin-newsom-to-offer-free-health-care-to-illegal-alien-seniors/
— Facebook Exec Admits He’s Triggered by Trump, Breitbart, But Still Opposes Censorship – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/09/facebook-exec-admits-hes-triggered-by-trump-breitbart-but-still-opposes-censorship/

DAILY SIGNAL
— MAGA Hat-Wearing Teen Just Got a Settlement From CNN. Media: Learn Your Lesson. – Jarrett Stepman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist today in America is like calling someone a Jew during the 1930s and 1940s in Germany. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump-supporters are racists. Needless-to-say, Trump-supporters should immediately sue any individual, any organization, any company, any government, and any county that hints/implies/argues/shouts that they are a racist. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a racist if you are a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/08/maga-hat-wearing-teen-just-got-a-settlement-from-cnn-media-learn-your-lesson/

DAILY CALLER
— Maryland Legislator Wants To Steer Low-Income Housing To Affluent Suburban Neighborhoods – LUKE ROSIAK (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Which groups do Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to steer to your neighborhood, to your precinct, to your municipality, to your township/ward, and to your county? ANSWER: Groups that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Groups that promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendment, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that steer the aforesaid to my neighborhood, to my precinct, to Wheaton’s West District, to Wheaton, to Glen Ellyn, to Milton Township, to DuPage County, and to Illinois and the success that they have had.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/08/maryland-legislator-vaughn-stewart-low-income-housing-suburbs/

FEDERALIST
— To The Liberal Media’s Dismay, There Will Be No Disastrous War With Iran Only a mainstream media that’s been blinded by hatred of Trump could be this disappointed their predictions of all-out war with Iran haven’t come true. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/09/to-the-liberal-medias-dismay-there-will-be-no-disastrous-war-with-iran/

GOPUSA
— Glacier National Park to replace signs saying glaciers would be gone by 2020
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82512

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Abortion activists storm office of pro-life House Democrat Rep. Daniel Lipinski is under fire in his Illinois district for joining Republicans in supporting a Louisiana pro-life law. – Doug Mainwaring
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abortion-activists-storm-office-of-pro-life-house-democrat

NEWS BUSTERS
— Illegal Immigrant ‘Party of Five’ Reboot: ‘What’s the Matter With This Country?’ – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/08/illegal-immigrant-party-five-reboot-asks-whats-matter

PJ MEDIA
— Dems Seem Disappointed That Trump Won’t Bomb Tehran – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-dems-seem-disappointed-that-trump-wont-bomb-tehran/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Defending the Virtues of American Nationalism – MICHAEL DORAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/01/21/defending-the-virtues-of-american-nationalism/

NOQ REPORT
— Revisiting the link between leftism and Islamism – Ray Fava
https://noqreport.com/2020/01/09/revisiting-link-leftism-islamism/

THE HILL
— George Conway group releases first anti-Trump ad aimed at evangelicals – JUSTINE COLEMAN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/477492-george-conway-group-releases-first-anti-trump-ad-aimed-at-evangelicals

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-steele-gop-donald-trump-iran_n_5e16e00cc5b600960c5ffbc8

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘They are in love with terrorists’: GOP lawmaker says Democrats ‘mourn Soleimani’ more than they grieve for Gold Star families – Timothy Bella
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/09/doug-collins-democrats-love-with-terrorists-mourn-soleimani-iran/
— Facebook won’t limit political ad targeting or stop false claims under new ad rules But changes announced Thursday will allow users to exercise control over more of the ads they see. – Tony Romm, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Craig Timberg (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want everyone to block GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents want you to see ONLY what they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/01/09/facebook-wont-limit-political-ad-targeting-or-stop-pols-lying/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs do everything that they can to turn refugees against Republicans. DuPage County has more residents than five states. If you oppose taking in more refugees, Democrats and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In which DuPage townships, DuPage municipalities, and DuPage precincts will more refugees be sent?)
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-09/refugees-bismarck-north-dakota-trump

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters love Obama and hate Trump.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/01/08/pew-research-center-survey-donald-trump-international-attitudes/2832515001/

NAVIGATOR JOURNAL
— Edwards County in need of Precinct Committeemen (DIERSEN: I should write a book about being a Republican Precinct Committeeman. I have been the Republican Precinct Committeeman for DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton since 1999. Since 1999, I have had the best record by far for attending Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) meetings and fundraisers. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that MTRO has never encouraged its members to read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) that MTRO rudely terminated me as its webmaster in 2010 and 2004, c) that MTRO has never asked me to serve as committee chairman or officer, d) that MTRO rudely crushed me when I ran for Treasurer in 2004, e) that MTRO has many past and present members who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems, f) that that MTRO has many past and present members who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and g) that MTRO has many past and present members who have never encouraged Republicans to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Days parades and fireworks.) 
http://www.navigatorjournal.com/news/article_ec3a5f9e-3244-11ea-b2c6-476e7a78b14d.html

FORBES
— What The Illinois Supreme Court Said About Pensions – And Why It Matters – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/01/08/what-the-illinois-supreme-court-said-about-pensionsand-why-it-matters/#3ed5ed013666

NEWSWEEK
— JUST A WEEK AFTER RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED IN ILLINOIS, CHICAGO DOCTORS REPORT A SPIKE IN ER VISITS – ROSIE MCCALL
https://www.newsweek.com/recreational-weed-legalized-illinois-chicago-doctors-reporting-spike-er-visits-1481226

LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: You’ve Heard of NIMBYs—but Who Are the PHIMBYs? Meet the latest faction in California’s housing wars – Zoie Matthew (DIERSEN: Which individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries want to build public housing in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?) 
https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/who-are-the-phimbys/

FED SMITH
— Is Paid Parental Leave ‘Another Step Towards Socialism’? – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/09/paid-parental-leave-another-step-towards-socialism/

January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dueling demonstrations in Chicago area show clash over US targeted killing of Iranian general – Evelyn Holmes and Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/5815423/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roughly 50 miles northwest of the city in suburban Algonquin, there’s plenty of support for the military operation at a Saturday morning pro-Trump rally. “This man has been marked as a terrorist even during the Obama administration. It was time to take him out,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mayor Lightfoot seeks ouster of Rep. Dan Lipinski in March Illinois primary In urging defeat of Lipinski in the Democratic primary, Lightfoot does not endorse his two main challengers, Marie Newman and Rush Darwish. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: If you sought a government or political office, who would oppose you? If I sought a government or a political office, the following would oppose me: individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who would oppose me. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/5/21050396/mayor-lori-lightfoot-illinois-primary-democrats-dan-lipinski-marie-newman-rush-darwish-abortion
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want to push more pot. To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/5/21050951/many-chicago-pot-shops-will-be-closed-recreational-customers-monday

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Federal tax deduction that hit suburban property owners hard may get rolled back – EMILY K. COLEMAN (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-lines-salt-deduction-st-0106-20200105-4yrkyj2yfffa7j2sp2ub2bzyqq-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sales slipped on day 2 of legal weed The supply of marijuana is holding up better than the supply of retail workers. Cresco Labs shops will be closed January 6 to give a break to workers who’ve logged overtime. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/sales-slipped-day-2-legal-weed

WTTW
— Expungement Process For Misdemeanor Pot Offenses Could Take Years – JENNIFER KEIPER (DIERSEN: What took years for you? In 1974, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors put me under an ethics cloud. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my travel vouchers were fraudulent. Of course, that ended whatever IRS career that I might have had. In 1975, they got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat IRS superiors would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. GAO did not rule in my favor until 1977. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/expungement-for-misdemeanor-pot-offenses-could-take-years

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Baer drops from 16th Congressional District run Petition short 4 signatures after challenges – Brent Bader
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/03/baer-drops-from-16th-congressional-district-run/are44g4/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/01/05/elburn-library-to-host-program-about-new-marijuana-laws/ami0i49/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Political Winners and Losers of Soleimani Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/il-14-political-winners-and-losers-of-soleimani-action/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New Jersey is primed for a Republican resurgence When socialist-leaning Phil Murphy took office, residents squirmed – Rick Amato (DIERSEN: What about Illinois? What about the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? Why aren’t IRP leaders speaking out more against what the Democrats are doing to Illinois?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/new-jersey-is-primed-for-a-republican-resurgence/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Top 10 atrocities from the now-vaunted Soleimani – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/photos_top_10_atrocities_from_the_lefts_vaunted_soleimani.html
— Democrats try to whitewash the risk Soleimani presented – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_try_to_whitewash_the_risk_soleimani_presented.html
— Leftists around America protest the death of a sadistic killer – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/leftists_around_america_protest_the_death_of_a_sadistic_killer.html
— Huge double standard when Trump and Obama kill terrorist leaders – Douglas Herz
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/huge_double_standard_when_trump_and_obama_kill_terrorist_leaders.html
— Diagnosing – and Misdiagnosing – the rise in Anti-Semitic Attacks In New York – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/diagnosing__and_misdiagnosing__the_rise_in_antisemitic_attacks_in_new_york.html

BREITBART
— Republican Jeanne Ives: Democrat Sean Casten a ‘Symbol’ of the Radical Left – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/05/republican-jeanne-ives-democrat-sean-casten-a-symbol-of-the-radical-left/
— The Internet Erupts After Kaepernick Accuses America of ‘Terrorist Attacks’ Against ‘Non Whites’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/01/05/the-internet-erupts-after-kaepernick-accuses-america-terrorist-attacks-against-non-whites/

BLAZE
— Terrible news for Democrats in 2020: Census projections showing Electoral College gains for GOP It’s no surprise that the Left wants to subvert the Census – Giancarlo Sopo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on driving those who share my demographics out of my neighborhood, out of my precinct, out of Wheaton’s West District, out of Wheaton, out of Milton Township, out of DuPage County, and out of Illinois. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois and b) those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bad_news_democrats_2020_census
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Population estimates show reliably Democratic states, like New York, California, and Illinois will each lose at least one congressional district and representation in the Electoral College. Conversely, states that tend to vote for Republicans—such as Texas, Florida, and Montana—are expected to increase their presence.)
— Iranian lawmaker suggests attacking White House, $80 million bounty placed on President Trump’s head ‘Death to America’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/iranian-lawmaker-suggests-attacking-white-house-80-million-bounty-placed-on-president-trumps-head

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren Suggests Trump Took Out Iranian General To Distract From Impeachment – CHUCK ROSS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/05/elizabeth-warren-trump-soleimani-impeachment/
— Lou Dobbs: ‘Utterly Irrational’ For Trump To Share Intel With Democrats Who Support His Impeachment – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/lou-dobbs-irrational-trump-share-intel-soleimani-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Tells Evangelicals ‘America Not Built By Religion-Hating Socialists’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/trump-evangelicals-america-religion-hating-socialists/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘Anti-War’ Protests In New York City, Washington Quickly Turned Anti-Semitic, Anti-U.S. – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-anti-war-protests-in-new-york-city-washington-quickly-turned-anti-semitic-anti-u-s

FEDERALIST
— As VP, Joe Biden Assisted Terrorist Soleimani, Warned Against Killing Bin Laden – Chrissy Clark
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/05/as-vp-joe-biden-assisted-terrorist-soleimani-warned-against-killing-bin-laden/

TOWNHALL
— NYT Editor Scolds National Media For Ignoring Rise of Anti-Semitism – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: What about the rise of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/05/nyt-editor-scolds-national-media-for-ignoring-rise-of-anti-semitism-n2558971

NEWS BUSTERS
— ABC Stands in Awe of Iranian Politicians Chanting ‘Death to America’ – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2020/01/05/abc-stands-awe-iranian-politicians-chanting-death-america

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Democrats Draft Resolution To Limit President Trump’s War Powers
https://www.oann.com/democrats-draft-resolution-to-limit-president-trumps-war-powers/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Highlights Aid to Faith in Speech to Evangelicals, Promises Action on In-school Prayer – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-highlights-aid-to-faith-in-speech-to-evangelicals-promises-action-on-in-school-prayer_3194331.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Reiterates Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Sites Such a move could be a war crime, but the president argued: “They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural site? It doesn’t work that way.” – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/politics/trump-iran-cultural-sites.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Challenges That Working Mothers Still Face – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had many unfair advantages. They stressed that I never had any dependents, that my wife had a good job, that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, that I avoided the draft, that I am White, that I am a male, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I am 100% German American, that I am Protestant, that my wife and I saved for our retirement, that I first became eligible to take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-challenges-that-working-mothers-still-face-11578067249

RAW STORY
— ‘Time to leave Dan Lipinski’: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says there is ‘no room’ for anti-choice congressman – Bob Brigham (DIERSEN: Democrats get rid of Democrats who reject planks in the Democrat Party platform. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs get rid of Republicans who support planks in the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about past and present Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Milton Township Republican Central committee who focused/focus getting rid of Republicans like me who support planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/time-to-leave-dan-lipinski-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-says-there-is-no-room-for-anti-choice-congressman/

January 3 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 23 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump signs bill giving military members largest pay increase in a decade
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-signs-bill-giving-military-members-largest-pay-increase-in-a-decade
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity, the destruction of traditional marriage, and the destruction of the traditional family.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/american-airlines-becomes-second-carrier-to-offer-non-binary-gender-option

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/23/21035740/chicago-pot-shop-moca-modern-cannabis-recreational-marijuana-application-river-north-dispensary

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Amid sweeping federal investigation, panel begins work to overhaul Illinois ethics, lobbying laws – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-ethics-commission-beings-20191223-ytyrxpqnh5fs7mc4lhsvqoxsei-story.html
— New law means big changes to how Americans save for retirement – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-secure-act-retirement-law-20191223-t6x5gc7njbdqzlkr6lhqa7t74u-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In addition, it raises the age that Americans must start drawing from retirement savings, known as the required minimum distribution age, from 70½ to 72, as people are living and working longer. It also provides more years for people to contribute to individual retirement accounts, for the same reason.)
— Retirement: The case for 70 being the new 65 – CARLA FRIED
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-pfp-rate-retirement-20191223-story.html
— Fighting Splinternet: Keep the internet forever open and free — worldwide – EDITORIAL (DIERSEN: Since 2000, my critics/opponents have worked very hard a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-internet-digital-nationalism-censorship-kashmir-web-20191223-c7mpajcbw5fmhmcsnbz7hz6nk4-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The electricity didn’t go out in Kashmir, a disputed region of India, but something almost as vital was turned off over the summer: the internet. In a preemptive move to assert political control, the Indian government shut down internet service, as well as phone service, in the Kashmir region. No email. No Google. No texting. No digital businesses in operation. No news beyond state-sanctioned outlets. It was censorship in extremis, resulting in a loss of freedom. Eventually most mobile phone service was restored, but the World Wide Web has stayed dark for months. “The government’s control over the flow of information has made journalism nearly impossible in Kashmir, and is a humiliation of Kashmiri journalists,” the Telegraph, an Indian daily, reported. Darkness, indeed.)

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest preserve board hopeful Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni removed from the ballot – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191223/dupage-forest-preserve-board-hopeful-removed-from-the-ballot
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Meanwhile, two Republican candidates will have their names appear on the March 17 primary ballot after the electoral board overruled objections to their nominating petitions. Wheaton Republican Babette Holder Youngberg survived a challenge of her petitions to remain in the county recorder race. Objector Mark Tarnowski of Wheaton said the candidate didn’t start including her maiden name “Holder” until recently. But the electoral board ruled that doesn’t matter. “The candidate has fulfilled one of the two circumstances for the legal use of a double surname: through marriage,” Kaczmarek said. Holder Youngberg will face Ron Almiron of Wheaton in the contest to decide the GOP nominee for the recorder seat held by Republican Fred Bucholz, who is retiring. Democrat Kathleen Carrier of Carol Stream is running unopposed for her party’s nomination. “I’m ecstatic that I get to stay on the ballot,” Holder Youngberg said. “I’m using a birth name and a married name. The public can now look me up by both names.” Almiron, who is an attorney, represented Tarnowski during the hearing. Almiron said afterward that he and his client are yet to decide if they will appeal the ruling. Finally, a Wheaton attorney survived a challenge to stay in the race to replace an ousted DuPage circuit court judge.)
— Drivers’ fees, taxes spiking in 2020 to pay for roads, infrastructure – Mari Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191223/drivers-fees-taxes-spiking-in-2020-to-pay-for-roads-infrastructure
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But Mark Tuttle thinks increasing car registrations from $101 to $151 on Jan. 1 is wrong. “I feel we’re way overtaxed in this state to begin with. If the government was run correctly, there would be no need for this tax,” said Tuttle, a former Lombard resident.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Political activist Dan Proft gets Joe Walsh’s radio syndication spot With Walsh running for president, his slot as a Chicago-based conservative pundit and talk show host is inherited by someone even more outspoken. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/political-activist-dan-proft-gets-joe-walshs-radio-syndication-spot

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Head shops come out of the shadows as weed becomes legal in Illinois – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191223/head-shops-come-out-of-shadows-as-weed-becomes-legal-in-illinois

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ag department certifies 21 adult use cultivation centers
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ag-department-certifies-21-adult-use-cultivation-14927682.php

OUR QUAD CITIES
— Illinois Secretary of State reminds holiday travelers to ‘drive safely’ and ‘avoid driving impaired’ – Britni Moses (DIERSEN: Disgustingly, outrageously, and ever-increasingly, to get more tax revenue, government encourages everyone to spend more and more and more on booze, gambling, and pot. Disgustingly and outrageously, conservative, Republican, religious, education, healthcare, law enforcement, etc. leaders say little or nothing in opposition of the aforesaid.) 
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/illinois-secretary-of-state-reminds-holiday-travelers-to-drive-safely-and-avoid-driving-impaired/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Appears To Be Emboldened By House Impeachment Vote
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-appears-be-emboldened-house-impeachment-vote#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Number of gun background checks increase in November – Angelica Alvarez
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/number-of-gun-background-checks-increase-in-november

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Difference in Value of Homestead Exemption in Cook County and Elsewhere – Updated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/23/difference-in-value-of-homestead-exemption-in-cook-county-and-elsewhere-copy/
— Property Tax Reform Commission Seems to Be Headed to Higher Income Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/23/property-tax-reform-commission-seems-to-be-headed-to-higher-income-tax/ 
— IL-06: Head to Head Poll Between Jeanne Ives and Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/23/il-06-head-to-head-poll-between-jeanne-ives-and-sean-casten/ 
— Illinois Township Consolidation Considered by Think Tank
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/23/illinois-township-consolidation-considered-by-think-tank/ 
— On the Way to Potterville
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/23/on-the-way-to-potterville/
— Oberwies Pans Budget Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/23/oberwies-pans-budget-bill/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— New Federal Rules to End Discrimination Against Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers – Christine Misner
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/new-federal-rules-to-end-discrimination-against-faith-based-child-welfare-providers/

WIREPOINTS
— When JB Pritzker Was A Fiscal Conservative – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/when-jb-pritzker-was-a-fiscal-conservative-wirepoints-original/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW IVES POLL SHOWS SHE COULD BEAT DEMOCRAT CASTEN IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/new-ives-poll-shows-she-could-beat-democrat-casten-in-2020.html
— HUNDREDS SUPPORT TRUMP AT WILL COUNTY INTERSECTION SATURDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/hundreds-support-trump-at-will-county-intersection-saturday.html
— 14TH CD REPUBLICANS PROTEST DEMOCRAT UNDERWOOD’S IMPEACHMENT VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/14th-cd-republicans-protest-democrat-underwoods-impeachment-vote.html
— REP. SKILLICORN CONDEMNS CAPITOL SATANIST DISPLAY AS “TARGETED AFFRONT TO …CHRISTIANS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rep-skillicorn-condemns-capitol-satanist-display-as-targeted-affront-to-christians-.html
— FRANKLIN GRAHAM: ‘MY FATHER WOULD HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED’ IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY’S CALL TO REMOVE TRUMP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/franklin-graham-my-father-would-have-been-disappointed-in-christianity-todays-call-to-remove-trump.html
— THE INVENTION OF HISPANICS: WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE POLITICS OF RACE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/the-invention-of-hispanics-what-it-says-about-the-politics-of-race.html
— CHINA VIOLATES DISCLOSURE LAW TO PUBLISH PROPAGANDA IN NY TIMES, WAPO
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/china-violates-disclosure-law-to-publish-propaganda-in-ny-times-wapo.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Why Congress should reject amnesty for illegal agricultural workers Once illegal agricultural workers secure worker status, they can stay in the country for at least five and a half years – Daren Bakst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/23/why-congress-should-reject-amnesty-for-illegal-agr/
— ‘Awakening’: Black voters ‘abandoned’ by Democrats warm to Trump – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want the Republican Party to abandon individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/23/black-voters-abandoned-democrats-warm-donald-trump/

BREITBART
— Democrats to Rapidly Gain Political Power from Anchor Baby Population – JOHN BINDER (DIERSEN: Democrats count on the anchor baby population to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/23/anchor-babies-to-redistribute-congressional-seats/

GOPUSA
— Democrats from 1998 Clinton impeachment still in Congress but they’re singing a different tune
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81613
— Democrat run California drives increase in homeless numbers
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81630

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Conservatives can’t take it for granted that Trump will survive impeachment – Michael Finch
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/conservatives-cant-take-it-for-granted-that-trump-will-survive-impeachment
— United States withdraws ambassador who urged Zambia to embrace homosexuality – Calvin Freiburger (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, in the United States, you are persona non grata if you do not promote LGBTQ activity. Soon, if not already, the Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and Republican parties will officially announce that they will not support candidates who do not promote LGBTQ activity. Soon, if not already, they announce that they will get rid of candidates, and everyone else, who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-withdraws-ambassador-who-urged-zambia-to-embrace-homosexuality
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now, the U.S. State Department has recalled Foote from the country, Bloomberg reported. “We are dismayed by the Zambian government’s statement that Ambassador Foote’s position ‘is no longer tenable,’ which we consider being the equivalent of a declaration that the Ambassador is persona non grata,” a State Department spokesman explained. “Despite this action, the United States remains committed to our partnership with the Zambian people. We seek an open and frank relationship of mutual respect, commensurate with the generous aid provided to the Zambian people by the United States.”)

THE HILL
— Biden vows to make ‘voter protection a foundation’ of his administration in new op-ed – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Democrats protect, that is, Democrats give preference to, only those voters who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/475761-biden-vows-to-make-voter-protection-a-foundation-of-his-administration-in
— 2019 lessons for the media – JOE CONCHA
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/475739-2019-lessons-for-the-media

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/on-religion/what-it-would-take-for-evangelicals-to-turn-on-president-trump

FED SMITH
— 2020 Pay Raise Unfair to Retirees? – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/12/23/2020-pay-raise-unfair-retirees/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— OPM Proposes Making It Easier to Rehire Former Feds Under a new plan from the Office of Personnel Management, federal agencies would be able to rehire former federal workers at a higher pay grade than their previous job, provided they were high performers. – Erich Wagner
https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/12/opm-proposes-making-it-easier-rehire-former-feds/162093/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Oftentimes, when an individual leaves federal service, he or she acquires skills and/or experience that may qualify the individual for a position at a higher grade level than the one the individual held prior to leaving government,” OPM wrote.)

December 21 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— City of Chicago prepares for legalized marijuana by inspecting new dispensaries – MEGHAN DWYER
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/20/city-of-chicago-prepares-for-legalized-marijuana-by-inspecting-new-dispensaries/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will a centrist or lefty be the next president of the Illinois Senate? Whether the Democratic caucus’ two wings can learn to fly together is a whole other story. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/20/21032203/illinois-senate-president-elgie-sims-kimberly-lightford-john-cullerton-don-harmon-rich-miller
— Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say The TSA says it will refer any marijuana found on domestic flyers to Chicago police, who say they won’t confiscate it if the amount is within new legal limits. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21026876/marijuana-chicago-airport-law-tsa-customs-cannabis-weed-ohare-midway

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Antioch mayor breaks tie to allow sale of recreational marijuana – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191220/antioch-mayor-breaks-tie-to-allow-sale-of-recreational-marijuana

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: On Jan. 1, there will be weed, but not enough Expect tents, shuttles and staging areas. Lines will be long—for a long time. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/jan-1-there-will-be-weed-not-enough

MDJ ONLINE
— Evangelical magazine Christianity Today, which is based in Illinois (Carol Stream), says Trump should be removed from office
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/evangelical-magazine-christianity-today-which-is-based-in-illinois-says/article_7e23863e-59d6-5b14-87a8-548ef37b5740.html

CHICAGO READER
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Communing with cannabis—underground  Even with legalization right around the corner, these women of color in Chicago feel safest creating spaces for weed-infused activities on their own terms. – F. Amanda Tugade
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cannabis-underground-community-baking-painting-yoga/Content?oid=76452408

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Emboldened by restorative justice, shoplifters in Chicago carry winter clothes from Marshall’s in plain sight of store employees – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who will criminals “emboldened by restorative justice” take things from? ANSWER: From those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522025500-emboldened-by-restorative-justice-shoplifters-in-chicago-carry-winter-clothes-from-marshall-s-in-plain-sight-of-store-employees

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— New taxes enough to drive Illinois motorists over the edge, IPI reports – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: I own six cars and a SUV, but I dive them very little because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/522117767-new-taxes-enough-to-drive-illinois-motorists-over-the-edge-ipi-reports

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Questions House Democrats Priority of Passage of USMCA
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/il-14-sue-rezin-questions-house-democrats-priority-of-passage-of-usmca/
— A Big Crystal Lake Billboard Supporting Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/message-of-the-day-a-billboard-16/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Lower Insulin Costs Now Act Signed Into Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/il-14-lauren-underwoods-lower-insulin-costs-now-act-signed-into-law/ 
— Ives Goes after Casten on Budget Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/ives-goes-after-casten-on-budget-vote/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER SIGNS PENSION SWEETENER BILL WITHOUT KNOWING THE COST – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-signs-pension-sweetener-bill-without-knowing-the-cost/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— There isn’t ‘plenty of blame to go around’ in this disastrous impeachment. It’s all Democrats’ fault
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/there-isnt-plenty-of-blame-to-go-around-in-this-disastrous-impeachment-its-all-democrats-fault
— 25 Jewish Democrats send letter to Trump demanding Stephen Miller removal – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/25-jewish-democrats-send-letter-to-trump-demanding-stephen-miller-removal

BREITBART
— Christianity Today Backed Amnesty for Illegal Aliens in 2015 – MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/20/christianity-today-backed-amnesty-for-illegal-aliens-in-2015/
— Donald Trump Rips ‘Far-Left’ Christianity Today Magazine for Endorsing Impeachment – Charlie Spiering
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/20/donald-trump-rips-far-left-christianity-today-magazine-for-endorsing-impeachment/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We’re in a Battle to Save America As Founded
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/20/were-in-a-battle-to-save-america-as-founded/

TOWNHALL
— Pelosi Compared Trump Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge. She Wasn’t the Only One. – Cortney O’Brien (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump supporters are Nazis. Ever-increasingly, to hint/imply/argue/shout that a person is a Trump supporter today is like hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that a person is a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/12/20/some-of-the-more-intriguing-analogies-democrats-made-at-the-impeachment-debate-n2558278

NEWSMAX
— 25 Jewish Members Of Congress Call For Stephen Miller’s Ouster – Cathy Burke (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/JewishCongressMembersStephenMiller/2019/12/20/id/946891/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Abortion is the greatest genocide in human history, and Democrats are its greatest champion – Seth Gruber
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/abortion-is-the-greatest-genocide-in-human-history-and-democrats-are-its-biggest-champion

LIFE NEWS
— Chicago Bears Co-Owner Will Speak at March for Life to Condemn Killing 61 Million Babies in Abortion – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/12/20/chicago-bears-co-owner-will-speak-at-march-for-life-to-condemn-killing-61-million-babies-in-abortion/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “History will not be kind to Trump and Republicans on impeachment.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/475332-history-will-not-be-kind-to-trump-and-republicans-on-impeachment
— Twenty-five Jewish lawmakers ask Trump to fire Stephen Miller over ‘white nationalist’ comments – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475584-25-jewish-lawmakers-ask-trump-to-fire-stephen-miller-over-white-nationalist

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois GOP aims to end Holocaust denier’s run for Congress
https://mynorthwest.com/1650606/illinois-gop-aims-to-end-holocaust-deniers-run-for-congress/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Illinois GOP Aims to End Holocaust Denier’s Run for Congress – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/12/20/us/ap-us-congress-illinois-holocaust-denier.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial Christianity Today’s call for President Trump’s removal gave voice to his evangelical critics. But they remain a minority in a political movement that Mr. Trump has reshaped in his own mold. – Elizabeth Dias and Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/us/politics/christianity-today-trump-evangelicals.html
— Why I Voted Against the Trump Impeachment The investigation against President Clinton was thorough and nonpartisan. The Trump proceedings have been the opposite in every way. – Jim Sensenbrenner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/opinion/trump-impeachment-sensenbrenner.html
— JPMorgan Pressed by Senate Democrats on Racial Discrimination Reports – Reuters (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast a) how Democrat politicians defend their constituents and with b) how Republican politicians defend their constituents. My critics/opponents can stress how, aside from Henry Hyde’s coming to my defense in 1989, Republicans who represented me in Congress while I was a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 and while Diersen v. GAO was pending 1998-2005 (SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf ) did little or nothing to defend me from political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid discrimination while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997. Republicans who represented me in Congress treated me like they supported “up-or-out” and agreed with the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. One could wonder if Republicans who represented me in Congress might have come to my defense if I had contributed lots of money to their campaigns.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/12/20/us/20reuters-jpmorgan-senate.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of five U.S. senators sent a letter on Thursday to JPMorgan Chase & Co., asking it to explain what it was doing to address what they described as “a troubling list of discriminatory practices” related to race. The letter was signed by five prominent Democrats, including presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and the top Democrat on the Senate banking panel, Sherrod Brown. The letter referred to a New York Times article last week that reported ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/business/jpmorgan-banking-racism.html ) cases of racial discrimination at some of the bank’s branches in the Phoenix, Arizona area.)
— As Modi Pushes Hindu Agenda, a Secular India Fights Back Protesters are speaking out against what they say is a government bent on attacking diversity, the foundation on which India was built. – Maria Abi-Habib and Sameer Yasir
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/world/asia/india-muslims-citizenship.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘OK Boomer’: A Defining Generation Becomes a Label for Irrelevance After decades of outsize influence, baby boomers are getting taunted by a younger cohort in a bit of sly intergenerational warfare – Ben Zimmer (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to get rid of those who are older than they are.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-boomer-a-defining-generation-becomes-a-label-for-irrelevance-11576904461

NEW YORK POST
— AOC is right to stand up to Democratic establishment on SALT – Editorial (DIERSEN: Constructively, those who support the SALT cap demonize, denigrate, and condemn those like me who pay more than $10,000 a year in SALT taxes as being undeservedly filthy rich. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://nypost.com/2019/12/20/aoc-is-right-to-stand-up-to-democratic-establishment-on-salt/

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that because George P. Bush condemns racism, sooner or later, he will call for the Republican Party to dump individuals, to dump organizations, to dump companies, to dump governments, and to dump countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/12/20/george-p-bush-has-led-republicans-in-condemning-racism-is-he-the-future-of-the-party-in-texas/

NEWSWEEK
— JEWISH HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT STEPHEN MILLER OUSTED, SEND LETTER TO WHITE HOUSE: ‘HATEFUL IDEOLOGY IS NOT JUST UNACCEPTABLE’ – JEFFERY MARTIN (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/jewish-house-democrats-want-stephen-miller-ousted-send-letter-white-house-hateful-ideology-not-1478583

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— 1 in 3 federal workers less likely to report wrongdoing after GOP whistleblower attacks – Dan Desai Martin (DIERSEN: Potential federal employees and current federal employees can see how the federal government treats its employees like me who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran who oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf ) 
https://americanindependent.com/federal-whistleblowers-gop-attacks-donald-trump-impeachment-ukraine/

JD SUPRA
— Have You Heard? Six Steps to Protect Your Company from Hostile Work Environment Claims Based on Workplace Rumors – Baker Donelson (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, to justify getting rid of me, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always stressed to each other that I opposed patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, that I was a Republican, that I avoided the draft, that I was conservative, that I was 100% German National Origin, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and in Wheaton since 1978, that I was born in 1948, that my ancestors had been in America since 1844, that my wife had a good job, that we did not have children, that we bought real estate, that I bought new cars and collector cars, that we saved for our retirement, that in 1988 I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, that IRS did not promote me beyond GS-12, that GAO did not promote me beyond GS-13, etc.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/have-you-heard-six-steps-to-protect-88124/

December 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hundreds sign petition to get Holocaust denier back on ballot, but voters say they were in the dark   The Illinois Republican Party says it’s stepping up efforts to make voters aware that Arthur Jones is once again a candidate for the U.S. Congress. – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: What if ONLY elected precinct committeemen were allowed to circulate candidate nominating petitions, and further, what if they were ONLY allowed to circulate nominating petitions in their own precinct? For the March 17, 2020 Republican primary, in your precinct, how many signatures on how many petitions did your Republican Precinct Committeeman gather for how many candidates from how many Republican voters in how many homes? I gathered 593 signatures on 60 petitions (3 for each of 20 candidates) from 30 Republican voters in 17 homes in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton. I had to contact Republicans in 59 homes in my precinct to do that. Those 20 candidates are: U.S. President/Vice President – Donald Trump/Mike Pence and Delegates; U.S. Senate – Mark Curran; U.S. Representative – Jeanne Ives and Jay Kinzler; State Representative – Amy Grant; DuPage State’s Attorney – Robert Berlin; DuPage Circuit Court Clerk – Christopher Kachiroubas; DuPage County Auditor – Robert Grogan; DuPage Coroner – Richard Jorgensen; DuPage Recorder – Ronald Almiron and Babette Holder; DuPage County Board – Timothy Elliott; DuPage Forest Preserve Commissioner – Timothy Whelan; DuPage Circuit Court Judge – Ann Celine Walsh, Monique O’Toole, James McCluskey, and Rick Veenstra, and Richard Felice; and Republican Precinct Committeeman – Dave Diersen) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/20/21030029/arthur-jones-holocaust-denier-congress-republican-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Records show Jones collected 844 signatures in Palos Hills, Hickory Hills, Stickney, Oak Lawn, Bridgeview, Worth, Countryside, Bedford Park, La Grange, Chicago Ridge, Hometown, Lyons and Willow Springs. Just over 600 signatures were required to get on the ballot. He also managed to get one Chicago voter to sign his petitions after not getting any signatures in the city in 2018. . .Awareness campaign Illinois Republican Party executive director Anthony Sarros said the party is planning an awareness campaign that could include digital advertising, Facebook ads or mailers ahead of the primary, to outline Jones’ beliefs and remind voters that there are two other Republicans running. “We want to make sure that the Republicans, Democrats, any Illinois citizens know that this is not a candidate that we support and we don’t want him winning the election,” Sarros said. “ … We hate this. we don’t want this to happen and now I kind of want to know how this happened and how do we prevent this.” An attorney for the state party and a representative from Lipinski’s campaign are among 10 people who requested to review Jones’ 844 petitions. But the party says nearly 87% of his signatures were valid, and no one challenged his right to appear on the ballot. In total, 217 of those who signed identified as independent voters. Another 118 were “hard Democrats” — those who have voted Democrat in two or more of the last four primary elections — and 111 were “hard Republicans” — those who have voted Republican the same amount. Another 68 had voted in both party’s primaries. “The deeper story to this is just people who signed a petition for an old gentleman not knowing who he was, what he supported and not knowing what he was running for,” Sarros said. “It’s unfortunate these folks are signing this petition. I’m sure he didn’t advertise who he was because he was able to get all of these signatures.” ‘I had no idea’ Some of those who signed his petitions confirmed in interviews with the Sun-Times they didn’t know Jones’ background.)
— Joe Biden gets bad marks for a Democrat on immigration — and he can thank Barack Obama Biden is the Democrats’ best bet to defeat Trump. The former vice president leads many primary polls going into 2020. On immigration, though, I wish I had more faith in him. – Marlen Garcia
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/19/21020863/joe-biden-immigration-barack-obama-democratic-primary-2020-deportation-marlen-garcia
— Cook County Board proposes 3% pot tax The 3% tax would be in addition to the city’s 3% tax and state tax. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/19/21030213/cook-county-board-proposes-3-pot-tax-marijuana-weed

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State senator who wore wire on fellow lawmaker failed to report $50,000 condo sale profit, records show – DAVID HEINZMANN and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-terry-link-ethics-statement-mortgage-home-sale-20191220-knt42jnyjrhgpjyp57fg2km7vi-story.html
— Congress to Pentagon: Find and fix racially offensive forms – JOHN M. DONNELLY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to demonize, denigrate, and condemn members of the following groups, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs call them: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-military-offensiveforms-20191219-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— It’s not just the president who is on trial – Susan Estrich (DIERSEN: Democrats have not only impeached Trump, they have impeached all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191220/its-not-just-the-president-who-is-on-trial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated actions taken by isolated individuals to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191219/editorial-we-must-deter-as-well-as-address-offensive-public-behaviors

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— House votes to repeal SALT cap—but GOP-led Senate looms Democrats from high-tax states scored a symbolic victory Thursday on a politically fraught portion of Trump’s tax law: the cap on state and local tax. (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/house-votes-repeal-salt-cap-gop-led-senate-looms
— Should recipients of student aid be disclosed? An Illinois state court battle is heating up over whether an agency should be compelled to release the names of students who received state financial aid to attend college. – LYNNE MAREK (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from to pay for your college degrees, professional certifications, and professional licenses? For me, it came from what I earned 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.chicagobusiness.com/education/should-recipients-student-aid-be-disclosed
— The hunt for good jobs – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of 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.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-jobs-wages/shift-change

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Officials warn holiday travelers not to bring marijuana to O’Hare, Midway even after Illinois legalization – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/officials-warn-holiday-travelers-not-to-bring-marijuana-to-ohare-midway-even-after-legalization/5771249/

WGN TV
— Reaction from lawmakers continues to pour in day after Trump impeachment – TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/19/reaction-from-lawmakers-continues-to-pour-in-day-after-trump-impeachment/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Candlelight vigil remembers the homeless (DIERSEN Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for homelessness, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191219/candlelight-vigil-remembers-homeless

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Loan opportunity for future marijuana business owners – Treasure Roberts
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/loan-opportunity-for-future-marijuana-business-owners/

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— City Provides Timeline on Developing a Reparations Plan (DIERSEN: How much reparations do the leaders of your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois want you to pay? From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that they want you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/City-News/City-News/Article/City-Provides-Timeline-on-Developing-a-Reparations-Plan/15/26/17337

MDJ ONLINE
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Cannabis conviction? No problem. Apply for a taxpayer-backed loan in Illinois for pot biz
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/cannabis-conviction-no-problem-apply-for-a-taxpayer-backed-loan/video_f6a1b9b9-fe5d-5822-a446-2e43aaae759f.html

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— 12 REFERENDUMS ON MARCH 2020 PRIMARY BALLOTS IN KANE COUNTY (DIERSEN: What referendums will be on the March 17, 2020 ballot in your precinct?) 
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2019/12/update-12-referendums-now-on-march-2020-primary-ballots-in-kane-county/

DAILY LINE
— Cook County lays out cannabis ground rules, charges new commission with studying impact of legalization – Alex Nitkin 
http://thedailyline.net/chicago/12/20/2019/county-lays-out-cannabis-ground-rules-charges-new-commission-with-studying-impact-of-legalization/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PROGRAMMING NOTE: With today’s newsletter, we’re signing off for 2019. Thank you for reading — we know you have lots of options! Please stay in touch during the holidays at [email protected] WE’LL BE BACK IN YOUR INBOX JAN. 6. (DIERSEN: I have sent a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email out each and every morning since 2004 and each and every evening too since 2015. I will continue doing that until if/when my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes succeed in stopping me. It would be great if those who read my emails would do more to get my critics/opponents, their operatives, or their dupes, and especially those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, to “buzz off.”)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/12/20/playbooks-holiday-gifts-chicago-murder-rate-down-brian-sleet-christmas-carol-487956

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Eight Big Issues Facing Chicago Pols in 2020 Ed Burke’s last stand, Kim Foxx’s survival campaign, and that pesky budget deficit. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/December-2019/Eight-Big-Issues-Facing-Chicago-Pols-in-2020/

WIREPOINTS
— Gov. Pritzker, don’t blame Wirepoints. The math diminishes your ‘monumental’ claims, not us. – Mark Glennon, Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/gov-pritzker-dont-blame-wirepoints-the-math-diminishes-your-monumental-claims-not-us/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Forensic Consultant Points Out Coroner’s Office Is a Check and Balance on the Sheriff, “Only One Who Can Arrest the Sheriff”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/forensic-consultant-points-out-coroners-office-is-a-check-and-balance-on-the-sheriff/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: House Passes Temporary Repeal of SALT Deduction Cap (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/il-06-il-14-house-passes-temporary-repeal-of-salt-deduction-cap/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: Final House Vote of 2019 Passes USMCA
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/il-06-il-14-final-house-vote-of-2019-passes-usmca/ 
— Christianity Today Magazine Says President Trump Should Be Removed
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/christianity-today-magazine-says-president-trump-should-be-removed/ 
— Underwood’s Reply to Person Urging Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/underwoods-reply-to-person-urging-impeachment/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi threat upends Constitution, fuels partisan furor – Alex Swoyer and Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: Justice delayed is justice denied.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/nancy-pelosi-impeachment-threat-upends-constitutio/
— Trump campaign launches ‘Democrats for Trump’ coalition – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/democrats-trump-coalition-launched-trump-campaign/
— Tucker Carlson on Democrats voting to impeach Trump: ‘It is a kind of Jonestown dynamic’- Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/tucker-carlson-on-democrats-voting-to-impeach-dona/
— Trump welcomes Rep. Van Drew to GOP after impeachment vote – Dave Boyer (DIERSEN: Are you a Republican? If so, who wants you to leave the Republican Party? I should write a book about past and present leaders in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc. who made/make it very clear that they want me to leave the Republican Party. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I am too conservative. They stress my demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/trump-welcomes-rep-van-drew-gop-after-impeachment-/
— ‘Meet the Press’ to shine light on political disinformation – AP (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. Because they cannot manipulate/dominate me, the focus on a) stopping me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stopping everyone from reading those emails. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to a) stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/meet-the-press-to-shine-light-on-political-disinfo/
— OUTSTANDING: House approves bill suspending cap on some tax deductions – AP (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/house-approves-bill-suspending-cap-on-some-tax-ded/
— Flagship evangelical magazine Christianity Today calls for Trump’s removal ‘It’s time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president’s character was revealed for what it was’ – Victor Morton (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have called for my removal as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, GOPUSA Illinois Editor, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/christianity-today-calls-trump-removal-president/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Christianity Today does not speak for most evangelical Christians with call for Trump removal – Jenna Ellis (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have called for my removal as a Republican Precinct Committeeman, GOPUSA Illinois Editor, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/christianity-todays-call-for-trumps-removal-does-not-speak-for-most-evangelical-christians
— Debate moderator pushes myth of hate crimes against transgender people
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/debate-moderator-pushes-myth-of-hate-crimes-against-transgender-people

BREITBART
— Buttigieg Commits to Reparations for Illegal Aliens, Not for African Americans – HARIS ALIC
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/12/19/buttigieg-commits-to-reparations-for-illegal-aliens-not-for-african-americans/
— Andrew Yang: ‘Our Country Is Deeply Misogynist’ — but Legalize ‘Dreamers’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/19/andrew-yang-our-country-is-deeply-misogynist-but-legalize-dreamers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It was not clear, however, why anyone would want to migrate to, or stay in, such a deeply misogynistic country.)
— Reparations for Illegal Aliens May Cost Americans Up to $2.2 Trillion – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/19/reparations-illegal-aliens-2-2-trillion/
— Fact Check: Buttigieg Falsely Claims ICE Raids ‘Don’t Make Our Country Safe’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/19/fact-check-buttigieg-falsely-claims-ice-raids-dont-make-our-country-safe/
— Pete Buttigieg: Compensate and Amnesty Migrants Detained at the Border – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/12/19/pete-buttigieg-compensate-amnesty-migrants-detained-border/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Nancy Pelosi Is A Totalitarian Bully
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31614-nancy-pelosi-totalitarian-bully

DAILY WIRE
— Biden: Immigrants ‘Are The Future Of America,’ ‘You Should Get Used To It’ – Ryan Saavedra (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs shout at immigrants, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-immigrants-are-the-future-of-america-you-should-get-used-to-it

FEDERALIST
— Buttigieg: I Can Win The Presidency Because I’m A Gay Man In ‘Mike Pence’s Indiana’ – Chrissy Clark
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/20/buttigieg-i-can-win-the-presidency-because-im-a-gay-man-in-mike-pences-indiana/

EPOCH TIMES
— Buttigieg Pushes Reparations for Illegal Immigrants – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/buttigieg-pushes-reparations-for-illegal-immigrants_3180572.html

GOPUSA
— What if Santa Claus were a socialist?
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81545
— Obama’s dangerous myth about women and leadership (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to get elected and reelected, politicians hint/imply/argue/shout that minorities are better than Whites; women are better than men; younger people are better than older people; LGBTQers are better than heterosexuals; those who have less money are better than those who have more money; those who have less education, less work experience, and/or less professional certifications are better than those who have more of the aforesaid; Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs are better than Republicans; liberals and moderates are better than conservatives; Trump-haters are better than Trump-supporters; non-Protestants are better than Protestants; non-patriotic people are better than patriotic people; citizens of foreign countries are better than citizens of America; non-gun owners are better than gun owners; non-German Americans are better than German Americans; those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time are better than those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time; veterans are better than non-veterans, etc.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81497

THE HILL
— Trump’s Dingell insults disrupt GOP unity amid impeachment – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/475374-trumps-dingell-insults-disrupt-gop-unity-on-impeachment

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal workers will get 12 weeks of paid family leave. Should everyone? – Joe Davidson (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. Virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government had spouses and/or children to support. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that employees who had dependents should get preference over employees like me who never had dependents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-workers-will-get-12-weeks-of-paid-family-leave-should-everyone/2019/12/19/b9e9c502-228b-11ea-9c2b-060477c13959_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Buttigieg vows to compensate and ‘fast-track’ to citizenship children separated at border – EVAN HALPER
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-19/buttigieg-vows-to-compensate-and-fast-track-to-citizenship-children-separated-at-border

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Pelosi to Delay Sending Impeachment Articles to Senate House speaker wants more clarity on rules for Senate trial of President Trump, who denounced her decision – Siobhan Hughes and Natalie Andrews (DIERSEN: Justice delayed is justice denied.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-house-impeaches-trump-timing-of-next-steps-is-unclear-11576755097
— Congress Passes Sweeping Overhaul of Retirement System Bill encourages 401(k) plans to offer products with guaranteed income payment – Anne Tergesen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-spending-bill-includes-significant-changes-to-u-s-retirement-system-11576780736
— Pete Buttigieg, Strong in Iowa, Comes Under Attack From Democratic Rivals California debate shows fissures among candidates on campaign donors, health care and tax policy – Ken Thomas, John McCormick and Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-gather-after-impeachment-for-sixth-2020-debate-11576783013
— The University’s New Loyalty Oath Required ‘diversity and inclusion’ statements amount to a political litmus test for hiring. – Abigail Thompson (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-universitys-new-loyalty-oath-11576799749

WALL STREET WINDOW
— Sanders Report Shows How Millennial Generation Is ‘Being Punished With Crushing Student Debt and Low-Paying Jobs’ – Jake Johnson
http://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/12/sanders-report-shows-how-millennial-generation-is-being-punished-with-crushing-student-debt-and-low-paying-jobs-jake-johnson-12-20-2019/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: A new government study commissioned by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders details how crushing student loan debt and stagnant wages are threatening to make millennials the first U.S. generation with a lower quality of life than their parents. The Government Accountability Office report (pdf), obtained Wednesday by Teen Vogue, found that millennials between the ages of 25 and 37 have substantially less wealth, lower homeownership rates, and fewer retirement resources than Generation X and the Baby Boomers. “We must tell the economic elite who have hoarded income growth in America: No, you can no longer have it all.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders “The millennial generation (those born between 1982 and 2000) might not have the same opportunity as previous generations had to fare better economically than their parents,” the GAO report states. “Millennial households had significantly lower median and average net worth than Generation X households at similar ages.”)

December 19 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Statement from ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider on Impeachment Vote
https://illinois.gop/category/news/
(THE STATEMENT: “For over three years, Democrats have been searching high and low for an excuse to reverse the results of the 2016 election. Their disdain for the judgement of the American people have taken them down this unconscionable path. It’s a path that led House Democrats to make a partisan mockery of impeachment’s serious and grave nature. Our constitution’s most extreme remedy for alleged presidential misconduct should never be utilized on purely partisan grounds as today’s roll call indicates. It’s my hope the Senate will quickly put an end to this witch hunt.”)

WTTW
— Trump Faults Pelosi for Uncertainty Over Impeachment Trial – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2019/12/19/trump-faults-pelosi-uncertainty-over-impeachment-trial

CBS2
— President Trump Impeached By U.S. House: What Chicago Area Lawmakers Said In Debate
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-vote/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic House impeachment of Donald Trump no profile in courage – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-impeachment-nancy-pelosi-kass-20191219-sth3kr4ilnaznnwx4ujhlqgoi4-story.html
— Illinois delegation votes along party lines for impeachment, putting issue into play in hotly contested races next year – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-delegation-impeachment-vote-20191219-xygvxnrsybf7rc4muevo6ztdky-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Two Republicans are vying for right to take on Casten: former state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton and Gordon Kinzler of Glen Ellyn. Ives is heavily favored in the GOP primary and has received endorsements from conservative political action committees. She is a staunch Trump supporter who has regularly criticized Casten for backing impeachment and accused him of trying to “take away the votes of millions of American patriots.”)
— Donald Trump impeached: America’s 45th president becomes 3rd to be impeached by the House of Representatives – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-us-house-trump-impeachment-vote-20191218-bevq3wzbtbeipiemx54kwylfgi-story.html
— Teenagers don’t use email — colleges do. That’s a problem during college admissions season – Dawn Rhodes (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) discourage reading emails, b) discourage visiting websites other than Facebook, and c) encourage everyone to be on Facebook 24 hours each and every day.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-teenagers-emails-college-applications-20191219-ya4pwnt7lfdktdmac4r3fq7p7q-story.html
— Trump takes swipe at House lawmaker’s dead husband, implying he’s in hell during Michigan rally. The White House says the president was ‘just riffing.’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-donald-trump-john-debbie-dingell-20191219-46rveqe42newrkcnnm52dr6zai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In historic day, President Donald Trump becomes 3rd president to be impeached – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/18/21029117/president-trump-impeached-historic-day-historic-day-3rd-president
— Traditional Hispanic enclaves lose residents while city’s overall Hispanic population grows Logan Square, West Town, Pilsen, Albany Park and Avondale loses Hispanic residents while gaining more white residents. – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21028836/logan-square-pilsen-lose-hispanic-residents

DAILY HERALD
— What Illinois members of House have to say about impeachment
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191218/what-illinois-members-of-house-have-to-say-about-impeachment–

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is impeached and joins the ‘losers’ of presidential history.” (DIERSEN: How will Trump-haters use impeachment against Trump-supporters? How will Trump-supporters use impeachment against Trump-haters?)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/article/Trump-is-impeached-and-joins-the-losers-of-14917246.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump And Other Republicans Use Impeachment Process As Fundraising Opportunity
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-and-other-republicans-use-impeachment-process-fundraising-opportunity#stream/0

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Central Illinois Delegation Splits Along Party Lines On Impeachment – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-illinois-delegation-splits-along-party-lines-impeachment#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Michael Rein Comments on Jack Franks’ Initiative to Abolish Elected Coroner’s Office
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/michael-rein-comments-on-jack-franks-initiative-to-abolish-elected-coroners-office/ 
— Democrats Impeach the President and Already Planning the Next Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/18/democrats-already-planning-the-next-impeachment/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hallmark Reveals a Big Yellow Stripe Running Down Its Spineless Back – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/hallmark-reveals-a-big-yellow-stripe-running-down-its-spineless-back/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘They hate him’: Ted Cruz calls impeachment a ‘political gesture of anger’ – Spencer Neale
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/they-hate-him-ted-cruz-calls-impeachment-a-political-gesture-of-anger

FOX NEWS
— Trump taunts Dems at Michigan rally: ‘Doesn’t really feel like we’re being impeached’ – Morgan Phillips 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-rally-christmas-michigan
— House impeaches Trump over Ukraine dealings, paves way for Senate trial – Gregg Re
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/impeachment-debate-floor

AMERICAN THINKER
— The cult of impeachment – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_cult_of_impeachment.html

BREITBART
— US lawmaker says Trump treated worse than Jesus before crucifixion
https://www.breitbart.com/news/us-lawmaker-says-trump-treated-worse-than-jesus-before-crucifixion/
— Afghanistan Military Gets 3X the Taxpayer Funding as U.S. Border Wall – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/afghanistan-military-3x-funding-border-wall/

DAILY CALLER
— Rally Crowd Chants ‘Four More Years’ As Trump Reacts To Being Impeached – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-michigan-rally-four-more-years/
— Trump Campaign Says POTUS Raised More Than $5 Million On The Day Dems Voted To Impeach – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-campaign-donations-impeachment/
— Media Celebrates After House Votes To Impeach Trump – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/media-house-trump-impeach/
— Pelosi Won’t Rule Out Withholding Articles Of Impeachment Until Democrats Get A ‘Fair’ Trial In The Senate – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-pelosi/

TOWNHALL
— Partisan House Votes to Impeach President Trump, Some Democrats Defect – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/12/18/impeachment-vote-n2558216

CHRISTIAN POST
— Trump says Pelosi ‘offending Americans of faith’ by saying she prays for him, calls it untrue Trump says Pelosi ‘offending Americans of faith’ by saying she prays for him, calls it untrue – Michael Gryboski (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents talk and act like they pray to GOD a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading the emails. My critics/opponents promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who stress that they are a member of a church, attend church services, and give money to a church.) 
https://www.christianpost.com/news/trump-says-pelosi-offending-americans-of-faith-by-saying-she-prays-for-him-calls-it-untrue.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Houses Passes Two Articles of Impeachment against Trump, Setting the Stage for Senate Trial – TOBIAS HOONHOUT
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/houses-passes-two-articles-of-impeachment-against-president-trump-setting-stage-for-senate-trial/

THE HILL
— Schumer aims to drive wedge between Republicans on impeachment – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475224-schumer-aims-to-drive-wedge-between-republicans-on-impeachment
— Pelosi noncommittal on delivering impeachment articles to Senate – MIKE LILLIS AND OLIVIA BEAVERS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475239-pelosi-noncommittal-on-delivering-impeachment-articles-to-senate
— House votes to impeach Trump – OLIVIA BEAVERS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475228-house-votes-to-impeach-trump

ROLL CALL
— Their voters backed Trump. They voted to impeach him. Now what? Trump-district Democrats eager to pivot forward. Republicans say not so fast – Simone Pathé
http://www.rollcall.com/news/voters-backed-trump-voted-impeach-now

POLITICUSUSA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters falsely deny that they hate Trump and hate Trump’s supporters. 
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/12/18/steve-scalise-gets-booed-for-saying-democrats-hate-trump-voters.html

POLITICO
— Hoyer: ‘We need to talk about’ delaying Senate impeachment trial – KYLE CHENEY and JOHN BRESNAHAN
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/18/trump-impeachment-trial-steny-hoyer-087319

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Defiant Trump rallies supporters as House impeaches him – DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
http://www.startribune.com/as-house-convenes-on-impeachment-trump-declares-disbelief/566306882/

CNN
— The day Donald Trump’s presidency changed forever – Chris Cillizza (DIERSEN: How will Trump-haters use impeachment against Trump-supporters? How will Trump-supporters use impeachment against Trump-haters?)
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/18/politics/donald-trump-impeach-house-vote-president/index.html
— Warning lights are flashing for Democrats as they impeach Trump – Chris Cillizza
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/18/politics/impeachment-polling-donald-trump/index.html
— Pelosi’s stern message to party after impeaching Trump House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave party members who cheered after impeaching President Trump a stern look of disapproval.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/12/19/nancy-pelosi-look-impeachment-vote-vpx.cnn

CBS NEWS
— The House impeached Trump. What happens next? – GRACE SEGERS
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-impeachment-next-steps-process-and-timeline-after-todays-house-vote-2019-12-18/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Will Trump-haters use impeachment to justify getting rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/us/politics/president-impeachment-history.html
— Twitter and Facebook Want to Shift Power to Users. Or Do They? A decentralized internet was hailed as a way to dethrone Twitter and Facebook. But to the tech giants, the idea could unload some of their burdens. – Nathaniel Popper (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. But failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails. But failing that, they want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee to dictate what I include in the emails.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/technology/facebook-twitter-bitcoin-blockchain.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/opinion/lincoln-project.html
— Chinese Students Denounce Limits on Free Speech, in a Rare Protest The backlash came after several universities adopted vows of loyalty to the Communist Party, raising concerns about academic freedom. – Javier C. Hernández and Albee Zhang (DIERSEN: I am loyal to the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. But I should write a book about past/present leaders of the aforesaid who demanded/demand blind loyalty to them personally.). 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/18/world/asia/china-protests-universities.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students at a prominent Chinese university on Wednesday staged protests against efforts by the ruling Communist Party to further extend its control over university campuses, a rare and risky rebuke that highlighted broader concerns about the erosion of free speech under President Xi Jinping. The protests were a response to the decision this month by Fudan University, a Shanghai institution known for its relatively tolerant culture, to rewrite its charter to emphasize loyalty to the party over traditional values like independence and academic freedom.)

NEW YORK POST
— Nancy Pelosi’s stomach-turning impeachment charade damages America – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2019/12/18/nancy-pelosis-stomach-turning-impeachment-charade-damages-america-goodwin/

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump impeachment vote live updates: Trump becomes third U.S. president to be impeached as House approves both articles of impeachment; Pelosi leaves open the possibility of withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate – Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner and Elise Viebeck
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-live-updates/2019/12/18/237147e8-2110-11ea-bed5-880264cc91a9_story.html

USA TODAY
— House impeaches Donald Trump in historic vote, reshuffling U.S. politics on eve of 2020 – John Fritze
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/18/house-approves-articles-impeachment-trump-historic-vote/2679963001/
— Facebook disinformation in the 2020 presidential election: What you can do to stop its spread – Jessica Guynn (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/12/12/facebook-disinformation-spread-2020-election-how-stop/4400150002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Rallies His Base as House Votes to Impeach At a boisterous event hundreds of miles from Washington, president praises his fellow Republicans for standing by him – Michael C. Bender
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-rallies-his-base-as-house-votes-to-impeach-11576727567
— House Votes to Impeach President Trump Democrats and Republicans vote almost entirely along party lines; president denounces effort to remove him from office – Siobhan Hughes and Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-prepares-to-vote-on-impeaching-trump-11576667768
— House Debate Over Impeachment of President Trump Appeared to Settle Nothing The proceedings made clear that America’s voters, rather than members of Congress, will have the final say on Mr. Trump’s conduct – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-debate-over-impeachment-of-president-trump-appeared-to-settle-nothing-11576708053
— Americans Evenly Divided on Trump Removal, WSJ/NBC News Poll Finds Survey shows a 48% to 48% split on whether to impeach and remove the president from office – Aaron Zitner
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-evenly-divided-on-trump-removal-wsj-nbc-news-poll-finds-11576706794
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-demographic-threat-to-americas-jobs-boom-11576673115
— This Impeachment Folly The Resistance wins in the House, but will it now lose in 2020? – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-impeachment-folly-11576715094
— How Trump Can Rise Above Impeachment Acquittal and even an economic boom won’t be enough to win the president re-election. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-trump-can-rise-above-impeachment-11576713984

BLOOMBERG
— Millions in Taxes From Legal Pot Won’t End Illinois’s Woes
https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/millions-in-taxes-from-legal-pot-wont-end-illinoiss-woes
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater asks “Why Didn’t Republicans Try Harder to Defend Trump?” and says “Their case on the House floor was illogical, irrelevant and based on flat-out lies.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-12-19/trump-impeachment-republicans-flail-before-house-vote

POST JOURNAL
— It may be illegal in New York state to ask potential employees for their graduation dates. – John Whittaker (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout that what you learned earning college degrees and professional certifications gets stale. They stress that I earned a) my bachelor’s degree way back in 1970, b) my master’s degrees way back in 1976, 1980, and 1997, c) my CPA way back in 1979, and d) my Certified Internal Auditor way back in 1981.) 
https://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2019/12/employers-asking-for-graduation-dates-may-be-illegal/

ATLANTIC
— The Stain of Impeachment Will Last Forever – David A. Graham (DIERSEN: What stains do you have? Mine include the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My critics/opponents ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership in 2007, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, etc. My critics/opponents side with each other and with my Democrat superiors in the federal government.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/12/stain-will-last-forever/603763/