January 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— ‘You called me a liar,’ Elizabeth Warren told Bernie Sanders post-Iowa debate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/you-called-me-a-liar-warren-told-sanders-post-iowa-debate/5855252/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Audio released of post-debate exchange between Warren, Sanders: ‘I think you called me a liar on national TV’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/audio-released-of-post-debate-exchange-between-warren-sanders-i-think-you-called-me-a-liar-on-national-tv
— GAO: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid – AP (DIERSEN: Anyone who reads the documents that were filed in Diersen v. GAO would conclude that those who run GAO despise/hate Republicans, and that they especially despise/hate Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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.fox32chicago.com/news/white-house-violated-law-in-freezing-ukraine-aid-government-accountability-office

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pot taxes in Chicago could be as high as 41% by July as county moves forward with 3% levy The Cook County Board will vote on approving the Cannabis Retailers’ Occupation Tax on recreational pot sales on Thursday after a committee signed off on it. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: The higher that taxes are on legal pot, the more illegal pot that will be sold.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/15/21067503/pot-taxes-in-chicago-could-be-as-high-as-41-by-july-as-county-moves-forward-with-3-levy

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘They should be scared.’ As Bernie Sanders rises in Iowa, his 2020 supporters slam establishment warnings he could lose to Donald Trump. – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-bernie-sanders-iowa-2020-presidential-election-20200116-w3erpxjtgnfwtbt5tj3f6bxwxm-story.html
— Government panel says FAA process that approved Boeing 737 Max is ‘rigorous, robust’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-boeing-737-max-faa-certification-20200116-o5okyfsfdvaynkxms4jbvewf7q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Preckwinkle urges businesses to help fight ‘cost of segregation’ – Toni Preckwinkle (DIERSEN: How many minorities lived in your hometown when you lived there? No minorities that I know of lived in Crete while I lived there 1948-1972. Of course, my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County use that to paint me as being a racist and even worse things. I should write a book about my RINO critics/opponents, their RINO operatives, and their RINO dupes in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, and DuPage County. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200115/preckwinkle-urges-businesses-to-help-fight-cost-of-segregation

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/latest-retelling-trumps-term-smacks-prosecutors-courtroom-summation#stream/0

MDJ ONLINE
— Lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying and loopholes: Illinois commission hears concern
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-and-loopholes-illinois-commission/video_4834ae14-5215-57ea-8c07-2403001b58e7.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— OUTSTANDING: Iowa Police aren’t changing their protocol about cannabis coming over the bridge – Ryan Risky
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/iowa-police-arent-changing-their-protocol-about-cannabis-coming-over-the-bridge/

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/news/2020/01/16/there-will-soon-be-another-place-in-the-metro-east.html

WJBC & KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL & ALTON TELEGRAPH & DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/15/a-quarter-of-every-tax-dollar-from-recreational-cannabis-sales-in-illinois-will-go-to-nonprofit-groups/
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/illinois-pot-sales-booming/article_d5b2825e-37ff-11ea-a5af-f7495f0c6b85.html
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297267#.XiB0NiN_OM8
https://dailyegyptian.com/98891/news/city/dispensaries-in-southern-illinois-thrive-with-new-legislation-as-supplies-run-short/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— LIGHTFOOT: ‘THE PIE IS BIG ENOUGH’ – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST (DIERSEN: The pie was NOT big enough at GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, and Post Office 1966-1969. Because of budget constraints, to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females, GAO, IRS, and Post Office had to waste the careers of and get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made 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.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/16/lightfoot-the-pie-is-big-enough-deval-patrick-wows-ray-lahood-dumps-trump-488086

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Who Sent Email Response to Jim Oberweis’ FEC Report for Year-end 2019?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/il-14-who-sent-email-response-to-jim-oberweis-fec-report-for-year-end-2019/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Anthony Catella File Year-end reports with FEC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-anthony-catella-file-year-end-reports-with-fec/ 
— Mike Madigan Helping Suzanne Ness State Rep. Candidacy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/mike-madigan-helping-suzanne-ness-state-rep-candidacy/ 
— Abortion on Demand Group Endorses Sager and Ness
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/abortion-on-demand-group-endorses-sager-and-ness/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Appeasement, open borders harm – GEORGE GIFTOS, Boca Raton, Fla.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/15/letters-to-the-editor-appeasement-open-borders-har/

FOX NEWS
— ‘OK, Boomer’ uttered in Supreme Court for first time by Chief Justice Roberts in age discrimination lawsuit – Danielle Wallace (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They especially promote age discrimination against those who are older and Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in getting the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party to stop those who are over age 40 from holding leadership positions unless they are minority and/or female?) 
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ok-boomer-supreme-court-john-roberts-impeachment

AMERICAN THINKER
— Impeachment Is Not the Issue, It’s the 2020 Election – Bill Livingstone
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/impeachment_is_not_the_issue_its_the_2020_election.html
— Money and Debt without Limits – Jon N. Hall
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/money_and_debt_without_limits.html
— Now we know how confused Democrats are about who is and who is not an imminent threat to America – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/now_we_know_how_confused_democrats_are_about_who_is_and_who_is_not_an_imminent_threat_to_america.html

FEDERALIST
— 3 Kinds Of Women Democrats Refuse To Believe Exist
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/16/3-kinds-of-women-democrats-refuse-to-believe-exist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Party of Five’ Reboot Defends Identity Fraud, Hiring Illegal Immigrants – Lindsay Kornick
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/lindsay-kornick/2020/01/15/party-five-reboot-defends-identity-fraud-hiring-illegal

PJ MEDIA
— LGBT Activists Slander the Evangelicals for Trump Coalition – TYLER O’NEIL (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, LGBTQ activists will force LGBTQ elected officials and party leaders to get rid of those like me who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lgbt-activists-slander-the-evangelicals-for-trump-coalition/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On the third day of 2020, conservative Christian leaders met at a megachurch in Miami for an “Evangelicals for Trump” rally, launching a key part of the president’s re-election campaign. Shortly thereafter, LGBT activist groups and websites descended on the key figures of this coalition, attacking them as “hate group” leaders and “anti-LGBTQ extremists.” The LGBT magazine The Advocate dug up old statements and repeated the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to smear the evangelicals involved, citing research compiled by the activist group GLAAD. “One of the best-known among them is Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” Trudy Ring wrote. The SPLC fired its co-founder last year after a racial discrimination and sexual harassment scandal that also revealed how former employees saw themselves as “part of the con,” exaggerating hate by padding the “hate group” list and “bilking northern liberals” to cut big checks. It has faced multiple defamation lawsuits and paid millions to settle them. As for FRC, a deranged shooter targeted the organization due to the SPLC’s “hate group” accusation, which is based on false and exaggerated claims.)

THE HILL
— GAO finds Trump administration broke law by withholding aid from Ukraine – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Anyone who reads the documents that were filed in Diersen v. GAO would conclude that those who run GAO despise/hate Republicans, and that they especially despise/hate Republicans who are Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478557-gao-finds-trump-administration-broke-law-by-withholding-aid-from

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Reporters claim new rules will hinder impeachment coverage – ASHRAF KHALIL (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, and political consultants in Illinois, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who treat me and treat what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor as though they really are Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and/or RINOs. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://wtmj.com/national/2020/01/15/reporters-claim-new-rules-will-hinder-impeachment-coverage/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A preliminary security plan would greatly limit the movement of credentialed media members. Journalists would be restricted to a designated area and could only speak to senators who approached them. Under normal conditions, credentialed journalists can informally approach lawmakers in the hallways or on the way to the elevator or the Senate subway. “That’s the bread and butter of what we do here. That’s where you get that extra nugget of information,” Wire said in an interview with The Associated Press. Members of the press corps are also asking for a waiver of the traditional ban on laptops and cellphones, which would enable them to file breaking news updates from gallery seats inside the Senate chamber, but that request has apparently been rejected. The security plan would also place a magnetometer at the door of the gallery seats to scan journalists as they enter and prevent them from bringing in electronics.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Bloomberg Makes Pitch to Women, Says He Regrets ‘Bawdy’ Jokes – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/15/us/15reuters-usa-election-bloomberg.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Wealthy donors now allowed to give over half a million dollars each to support Trump’s reelection – Michelle Ye Hee Lee (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who talk and/or act like wealthy donors have given them lots of money 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/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/15/wealthy-donors-now-allowed-give-over-half-million-dollars-each-support-trumps-re-election/
— The chief justice wanted to know: Is ‘OK boomer’ ageist? (He may have been asking for a friend.) – Reis Thebault (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote age discrimination. They especially promote age discrimination against those who are older and Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in getting the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party to stop those who are over age 40 from holding leadership positions unless they are minority and/or female?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/15/supreme-court-ok-boomer/

USA TODAY
— Here’s the grade most Americans give themselves for retirement readiness – Jessica Menton
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/15/retirement-planning-americans-give-themselves-c-lower/4465141002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Warren, Sanders Spat Sparks Female Electability Debate – Ken Thomas and Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/articles/warren-sanders-spat-sparks-female-electability-debate-11579124691

FORBES
— Was The Illinois Constitution’s Pensions Clause Meant To Be A Suicide Pact? Three Important Pieces Of Historical Context – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/01/15/was-the-illinois-constitutions-pensions-clause-meant-to-be-a-suicide-pact-three-important-pieces-of-historical-context/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2020/01/16/federal-marijuana-policy-hearing-makes-progress/

GREEN BAY PRESS GAZETTE
— Door County group aims to involve more women, people of color in local government – Sammy Gibbons (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will governments officially state that the more of the following that you are, the more that they want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2020/01/15/door-county-group-aims-invite-more-women-people-color-govern/4467178002/

NEWSWEEK
— WISCONSIN BUSINESS DENIES FIRING EMPLOYEE FOR POSTING PRO-TRUMP COMMENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors who deny that they took adverse actions against me, including forcing me to retire, because I was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation.)
https://www.newsweek.com/wisconsion-trump-supporter-fired-precision-dental-1482483

LAW 360
— OUTSTANDING: House OKs Easing Path For Age Discrimination Suits
https://www.law360.com/corporate/articles/1233779/house-oks-easing-path-for-age-discrimination-suits

WASHINGTON BLADE
— Will GOP moderate its anti-LGBTQ platform in 2020? – Chris Johnson (DIERSEN: Who will your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee appoint to serve on the IRP State Convention Platform and Resolutions Committee in June of this year? I have asked Bob Grogan, who represents the 6th Congressional District, to appoint me to serve on that committee like Ron Smith did in 2008. From what I see, the IRP is under tremendous pressure from Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs a) to dump the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, and many other planks in its platform and b) to dump voters, organizations, companies, and governments that support those planks.) 
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2020/01/15/will-gop-moderate-its-anti-lgbtq-platform-in-2020/

January 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 13 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 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 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 31 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago cops will be monitoring dispensaries on Jan. 1 — but they won’t be looking to bust people for getting high outside Beat cops and narcotics officers will instead be on the lookout for individuals looking to rob dispensary patrons braving long lines to get their first taste of legal pot. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/30/21043651/legal-weed-chicago-cpd-dispensaries-recreational-marijuana
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Republican-haters promote hatred of Republicans. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/30/21043268/emancipation-proclamation-voting-rights-act-poll-taxes-jesse-jackson

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New census numbers show another Illinois Exodus. Will a 6th year of population loss jolt voters? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-population-exodus-census-loss-taxes-20191230-qrkr3ud2unedzjva6uw4anwziy-story.html
— Year in review: A look back at 2019’s top stories in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Oak Brook and Burr Ridge – CHUCK FIELDMAN and KIMBERLY FORNEK (DIERSEN: I should an article about the top government and political stories of 2019 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/ct-dhd-year-in-review-tl-0102-20191230-6g2vacalo5edjmykbc6tckumfy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-marijuana-shortages-illinois-20191230-oq3n67tdmza65fixtth2rrltce-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-recreational-marijuana-stores-delayed-20191231-27vcdcfxjfcz7h2sgx3lv6ikkq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Libertarians would say let them drink booze, let them gamble, let them smoke pot, let them harm themselves.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-legal-weed-parenting-12302109-20191231-qfdzaxuopfcu3lq6poz6qg6mbe-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Top stories in the Northwest Suburbs — 2019 (DIERSEN: I should an article about the top government and political stories of 2019 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20191230/top-stories-in-the-northwest-suburbs-x2014-2019
— A look back at 2019’s biggest news stories in the Fox Valley (DIERSEN: I should an article about the top government and political stories of 2019 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/a-look-back-at-2019s-biggest-news-stories-in-the-fox-valley

— Old enough to vote, not old enough to smoke – Debra J. Saunders (DIERSEN: Libertarians would say let them drink booze, let them gamble, let them smoke pot, let them harm themselves.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191231/old-enough-to-vote-not-old-enough-to-smoke

ABC7
— The news stories that captivated Chicago in 2019 – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: I should an article about the top government and political stories of 2019 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/the-news-stories-that-captivated-chicago-in-2019-/5799708/
— Governor JB Pritzker issues 11K pardons for marijuana convictions – Jesse Kirsch (DIERSEN: To do things that are against the law is to demonstrate your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-issues-11k-pardons-for-marijuana-convictions/5801970/

WGN TV
— Pritzker to pardon thousands with low-level cannabis convictions Tuesday – NANCY LOO (DIERSEN: To do things that are against the law is to demonstrate your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/31/pritzker-to-pardon-thousands-with-low-level-cannabis-convictions-on-eve-of-recreational-legalization/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— How did county’s GOP go MIA? – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-how-did-county-s-gop-go-mia/article_747ceb43-47b3-5037-b814-bacf5a1b6bfe.html

SOUTHERN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/planning-to-buy-pot-in-southern-illinois-on-wednesday-here/article_3141ba5d-5f48-57c7-a65d-034ae79aa94e.html

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Pot law brings uncertainty to employers, employees – Susan DeVilder
https://www.starcourier.com/news/20191231/pot-law-brings-uncertainty–to-employers-employees

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Passing the Eye Test: Democrats assess presidential candidates during debate watch party – Kierra Frazier
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/31/passing-the-eye-test-democrats-assess-presidential-candidates-during-debate-watch-party/afjiuk2/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— FROM THE ARTICLE: If you choose to purchase cannabis, whether recreational or medicinal, you will be put in a database of people who are not allowed to get FOID cards.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/using-recreational-marijuana-could-come-with-unique-consequence

MILWAUKEE SENTINEL
— Trump to host campaign rally Jan. 14 in downtown Milwaukee on the same night as the next Democratic debate – Patrick Marley
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2019/12/30/trump-plans-milwaukee-rally-uwm-panther-arena/2776281001/

WIREPOINTS
— Happy New Year? New Census data shows Illinois lost population for the sixth year in a row – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but that ever-increasingly make it clear that they want individuals, organizations, companies that are the following to leave Illinois: 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://wirepoints.org/happy-new-year-new-census-data-shows-illinois-lost-population-for-the-sixth-year-in-a-row/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: Last Day of Q419 Fundraising
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/31/il-06-il-14-final-two-days-of-q419-fundraising-copy/ 
— Whose Salt Did Bob Miller Give the Illinois Railway Museum?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/31/whose-salt-did-bob-miller-give-the-illinois-railway-museum-2/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Military Honors Pederast Harvey Milk – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/military-honors-pederast-harvey-milk/

DAILY CALLER
— Joe Biden Suggests Coal Miners Should Learn To Code – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: What did you do to acquire new job skills? After my Democrat GAO superiors a) made it clear that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS and b) assigned me to audits of federal financial regulators, I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. My Democrat GAO superiors wasted the knowledge of IRS that I had gained a) by working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/years and b) by working for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years. Then, my Democrat GAO superiors wasted the knowledge of federal financial industry regulators that I had gained a) by working on audits of federal financial industry regulators for almost 9 years and b) by earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/30/joe-biden-coal-miners-learn-to-code/
— A Wind Turbine’s Blades Fly Off In New York City, Crushing A Billboard And Vehicle – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/30/wind-turbine-new-york-billboard-car/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Why Congress Should Reject Amnesty for Illegal Agricultural Workers – Daren Bakst 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/30/why-congress-should-reject-amnesty-for-illegal-agricultural-workers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The amnesty plan starts by creating something called “certified agricultural worker status.” If you are working in agriculture and want to stay in the U.S., you are much better off if you are illegally in the country, as opposed to the “suckers” who decided to follow the law. This is because the new certified agricultural-worker status is generally only available to illegal agricultural workers. Once illegal agricultural workers secure certified agricultural worker status, they can stay in the country for at least 5-1/2 years and have begun their pathway to citizenship. It’s important to recognize that the amnesty provisions are so extreme that they don’t simply allow these illegal workers to change to H-2A status like legal agricultural workers currently in the country. No, they actually get a lot more than that through this special pathway. Certified agricultural workers can easily renew this special new status on an indefinite basis. They are also eligible to be lawful permanent residents (i.e., get their green cards) in a fairly quick manner.)

DAILY WIRE
— New Census Data Suggests Previous Report Wrong, Republican States Gaining Seats In Congress – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-census-data-suggests-previous-report-wrong-republican-states-gaining-seats-in-congress

TOWNHALL
— Top Conservatives of 2019 – John and Andy Schlafly (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who are the top conservatives of 2019 in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality? ANSWER: Those who defended the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform and especially those who opposed the promotion of LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, abolition of Second Amendment rights, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write an article about the top conservatives of 2019 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.) 
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnandandyschlafly/2019/12/31/top-conservatives-of-2019-n2558720
— Greta Thunberg: A Living Explanation of the Left – Dennis Prager
https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2019/12/31/greta-thunberg-a-living-explanation-of-the-left-n2558728

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Trump’s Top 10 Achievements for 2019 – Steve Cortes
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/12/31/trumps_top_10_achievements_for_2019_142047.html

EPOCH TIMES
— 40 Million New Democrat Voters: Will the ‘State Power Caucus’ Destroy America? – Trevor Loudon
https://www.theepochtimes.com/40-million-new-democrat-voters-will-the-state-power-caucus-destroy-america_3187673.html

NOQ REPORTS
— Joe Biden said he would consider Republican VP. Leftists rage. – CQ Livingston (DIERSEN: Of course, Biden would pick a RINO who is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://noqreport.com/2019/12/30/joe-biden-said-consider-republican-vp-leftists-rage/

AOL
— Rudy Giuliani blames NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio for wave of anti-Semitic attacks – MARY PAPENFUSS
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/12/30/rudy-giuliani-blames-nyc-mayor-bill-de-blasio-for-wave-of-anti-semitic-attacks/23889800/

CNN
— Anti-Semitic attacks show a society at risk of falling apart – Frida Ghitis (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, and especially if you are 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, Trump-haters will call you an anti-Semite, White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. ) 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/30/opinions/new-york-antisemitism-is-a-warning-ghitis/index.html

CBS NEWS
— 2019: The year Trump “effectively” shut off asylum at the border and restricted immigration – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigration-2019-the-year-trump-restricted-legal-immigration-and-effectively-shut-off-asylum-at-the-border/

NEW YORK TIMES
— After Another Year of Trump Attacks, ‘Ominous Signs’ for the American Press Threats of ‘retribution,’ more accusations of ‘fake news’ and the end of the White House briefing made 2019 the darkest yet for journalists in the Trump era. – Michael M. Grynbaum (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media makes it clear that it exists to get rid of Trump and to get rid of his supporters once and for all. How soon, if not already, will Trump-hating individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries display “TRUMP SUPPORTERS NOT WELCOME” signs?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/business/media/trump-media-2019.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in demonizing, denigrating, and condemning Republicans as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/opinion/republican-party-women.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Recognize Anti-Semitism As an Epidemic – Nita Lowey and David Harris (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, the more of the following that you are, the more of an anti-Semite that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, non-poor, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and a) their efforts to paint me as being an anti-Semite and b) their efforts to turn my many Jewish Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/opinion/monsey-new-york-attack.html
— Countering Extremism One Click at a Time When people search for hate-filled material online, a new de-radicalization effort sends them in another direction. – Neil MacFarquhar (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google Alerts are to non-credible articles on non-credible websites written by non-credible authors that promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/30/us/white-supremacy-moonshot-google-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump highlights Fox News guest who says ‘all the hate in New York is coming from the left’ – John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-highlights-fox-news-guest-who-says-all-the-hate-in-new-york-is-coming-from-the-left/2019/12/30/4982415c-2b16-11ea-bcb3-ac6482c4a92f_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Anti-Semitic hate fuels more fears (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, if not already, if you support Trump, and especially if you are 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, Trump-haters will call you an anti-Semite, White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. )
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-30/anti-semitic-attacks-newsletter

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Juul Finds It Is Tough to Quit Vaping in the Office E-cigarette maker tries to snuff out a habit from its early days: use of its own product at headquarters – Jennifer Maloney (DIERSEN: Of course, because governments get tax revenue from booze and from gambling and will get tax revenue from pot, governments want their employees, and everyone else, a) to drink lots of booze, b) to gamble away lots of money, and c) to smoke lots of pot. Of course, because the mainstream news media gets lots of advertising revenue from booze and from gambling and will get lots of advertising revenue from pot, the mainstream news media wants its employees, and everyone else, a) to drink lots of booze, b) to gamble away lots of money, and c) to smoke lots of pot.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/juul-finds-it-is-tough-to-quit-vaping-in-the-office-11577701801
— Presidential Candidates Use Spanish Ads, Events to Court Latinos in Primary Race Hispanics could surpass black voters as largest minority voting bloc in U.S. next year – Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington and Emily Glazer (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) want Republican candidates to lose and b) want Republican candidates to dump the following voting blocs: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/presidential-candidates-use-spanish-ads-events-to-court-latinos-in-primary-race-11577788201
— Will Recession Strike in 2020? Even the best indicators of downturns are unreliable, but investors can take steps to prepare either way. – Burton G. Malkiel and Atanu Saha (DIERSEN: Of course, to defeat Trump, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/will-recession-strike-in-2020-11577751097

USA TODAY
— Workplace culture a prominent issue in 2019 – Johnny C. Taylor Jr. (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.usatoday.com/story/money/careers/2019/12/31/ineffective-people-management-biggest-workplace-issue-2019-ask-hr/2751689001/
— A decade in review: The surprisingly good news about American family life — for kids Despite pop culture depictions of marriage in decline and not worth the effort, the story of the death of marriage in America is greatly exaggerated. – W. Bradford Wilcox and Alysse ElHage
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/29/divorce-rate-united-states-family-children-marriage-decade-column/2750612001/

FORBES
— Is Illinois Ready For Adult Use Cannabis? – Sara Brittany Somerset (DIERSEN: NO.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2020/12/31/is-illinois-ready-for-adult-use-cannabis/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Republicans for problems that LGBTQers have in the south.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnstaceyennis/2020/12/30/the-poorest-among-us-1-in-4-lgbt-southerners-live-in-poverty/
— The Future Of Work Is Already Here — Is Your Company Prepared? – Lisa Sterling (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, organizations, companies, governments, and countries “prepare for the future” by getting rid of those who 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.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2019/12/30/the-future-of-work-is-already-here-is-your-company-prepared/

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
— MARCH 29, 2018 FLASHBACK: Feminizing Boys as We Masculinize Girls – Mark Sherman Ph.D. (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats feminize boys and masculinize girls.)
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/real-men-dont-write-blogs/201803/feminizing-boys-we-masculinize-girls

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump-supporters.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/31/trump-era-america-jews-lloyd-green

December 27 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOPUSA
— Nordstrom banned Salvation Army kettles because they made LGBTQ employees ‘uncomfortable’ (DIERSEN: How soon will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs succeed in banning individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81794
— Pope Francis, secure behind Vatican walls, scolds ‘stony’ hearts toward migrants
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81808

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

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

DAILY WIRE
— AOC Attacks Democrats For Accepting Money From Billionaires. She Did The Same Thing. – Ryan Saavedra (DIERSEN: What percent of billionaires are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/aoc-attacks-democrats-for-accepting-money-from-billionaires-she-did-the-same-thing

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

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

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

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

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

NEW YORK POST
— Your nostalgia might say otherwise, but we’re living in the best time imaginable – Michael Barone (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the future is ever-increasingly bright for those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, the aforesaid see activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who have dumped me and have dumped those who share my demographics.)
https://nypost.com/2019/12/26/your-nostalgia-might-say-otherwise-but-were-living-in-the-best-time-imaginable/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 18 Evening Edition

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Split screen: Trump holding rally as impeachment vote looms – DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
https://apnews.com/df59970ad25ae98e8d0139fd24adcec1

THE HILL
— Watch live: Trump holds rally in Michigan while House votes on impeachment
https://thehill.com/video/campaign/475202-watch-live-trump-hosts-rally-in-michigan

ABC7
— Trump impeachment debate: Republicans draw comparisons to Jesus, Pearl Harbor attack, Salem Witch trials – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-ties-impeachment-debate-to-jesus-pearl-harbor-salem-witch-trials/5766752/
— Chicago marijuana sales to start on time, City Council votes down ordinance – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ordinance-to-delay-recreational-marijuana-sales-fails-/5764998/

CBS2
— City Council Approves Ban On Aldermen Lobbying Other Elected Officials – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/18/chicago-city-council-aldermen-lobbying-ban/
— Chicago Hospitals Prepare For Problems Related To Legal Marijuana Use – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/17/chicago-hospitals-prepare-for-problems-related-to-legal-marijuana-use/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Revival of head shops may be sign of coming high times for Illinois – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-head-shops-st-1219-20191218-vs6cwgeodrhgjahupmj5lprqty-story.html
— Marijuana teen vaping up as other drug use, drinking and smoking decline, according to NIH survey – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-marijuana-vaping-up-nih-monitoring-the-future-survey-tt-20191218-c6rxsuxm3nb2tmtpkgipyq233u-story.html
— Oswego police prepare for jump in marijuana-related DUIs – LINDA GIRARDI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-marijuana-st-1219-20191218-4hsewpwqrbh3xc57oy6ctp5meu-story.html
— Illinois is getting more than 250 new laws and taxes on Jan. 1. Here’s what you need to know. – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-liststory-illinois-new-laws-2020-20191218-k3sjxat7mvgonbbbvyr7anlbja-list.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-municipal-pension-consolidation-20191218-v7feag3lsfez5irczyq7ba4cha-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board moves to yank video gambling license after accusing owner of offering a $5 million ‘illegal inducement’ to betting parlor chain – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-video-gambling-license-revocation-20191218-hksxbsjwnnhnvlyjidassomj5m-story.html
— Shareholder lawsuit is filed against ComEd parent Exelon, alleging it misled investors concerning federal probe
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-exelon-shareholder-lawsuit-20191218-i6cxtbmjv5hajdydmkzzrmrlhq-story.html
— Legal recreational weed sales will begin Jan. 1 as planned in Chicago, despite a wild, angry debate in City Council – JOHN BYRNE, LOLLY BOWEAN, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-delay-vote-city-council-20191218-rjelqg6gc5fojgkpau3q32tio4-story.html
— DuPage Forest Preserve board OKs five years of priority projects that don’t include Greene Farm Barn
By SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-forest-preserve-greene-barn-st-1220-20191219-43dsann6sfc3bkurnfog4uyrx4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cigar shops, hookah lounges and other smoke shops could allow pot use under city proposal Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance laying out rules for consuming pot in public Wednesday. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/18/21028867/recreational-marijuana-cigar-hookah-smoke-shops-public-pot-consumption
— Lightfoot moves to strengthen Welcoming City ordinance — but leaves ‘carve-outs’ in place for now Immigrant activists have demanded removal of exceptions that govern how Chicago Police cooperate with ICE. Lightfoot campaigned on the promise to do just that. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21028945/lightfoot-moves-to-strengthen-welcoming-city-ordinance-but-leaves-carve-outs-in-place-for-now
— Effort to delay recreational pot sales fails after gov promises to give 2 new licenses to owners of color Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a “multitude of unintended consequences” if pot sales were delayed in the city until July 1. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/18/21028078/recreational-marijuana-sales-chicago-city-council-vote-delay

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Legal weed survives push to delay sales After a dramatic showdown on the City Council floor today—one of the biggest tests of Mayor Lightfoot’s administration so far— aldermen thwarted a call from black council members to halt recreational marijuana sales for six months. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/legal-weed-survives-push-delay-sales

QUAD CITIES TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/holiday-gift-guide-in-the-weeds-looking-for-gifts-for/article_9a7d058e-be76-5d79-bd5c-f839fb6b50da.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds at rally call for Trump’s impeachment – Kierra Frazier
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/18/hundreds-at-rally-call-for-trumps-impeachment/aozw1b8/

WJBC
— Illinois’ transparency on economic subsidies gets a middling grade
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/18/report-illinois-transparency-on-economic-subsidies-gets-a-middling-grade/

FRANKFORT PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Rally In Support Of President Trump Planned In Frankfort The rally will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the intersection of La Grange Road and Route 30 in Frankfort. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/rally-support-trump-planned-frankfort

EVANSTON PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds Take Part In Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally In Evanston The House will vote on Wednesday whether to make Donald Trump the third president in U.S. history to be removed from office.​​ – Nikki Gaskins
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/hundreds-take-part-anti-trump-impeachment-rally-evanston

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 9:30 AM Thursday, December 19, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Adult-Use Cannabis
https://vimeo.com/380119918
— Cannabis Laws
https://www.wheaton.il.us/cannabislaws

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY DEMOCRAT PARTY CHAIRMAN ADDED TO LIST OF THOSE UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cook-co-democrat-party-chairman-added-to-list-of-those-under-federal-investigation.html
— CBS BOOSTS SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cbs-boosts-southern-poverty-law-center.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois high school officials probe racist insults at game – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-insult/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that student fans at a high school girls basketball game west of Chicago subjected members of a visiting team to racist and body-shaming chants and slurs. Officials from Bishop McNamara Catholic School in Kankakee say the ugly behavior was on display Saturday during their varsity team’s game against St. Edward Catholic School in Elgin, WLS-TV reported. Bishop McNamara fans and parents say students in the St. Edward fan section were yelling racist comments throughout the game, including making animal noises at a black Bishop McNamara player and another member of the team.)
— Utah rally supporting Trump impeachment draws hundreds – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/pro-impeachment-rally-draws-hundreds/
— Trump favorability up 6 percentage points since impeachment began, Gallup poll shows Support for impeachment down 6 percentage points since October – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-favorability-up-6-percentage-points-since-im/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Payback’: Republicans vow to impeach next Democratic president – Kerry Picket 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-vow-to-impeach-next-democratic-president

GOPUSA
— Judge permits Georgia to remove 120K ‘inactive’ voters from registration rolls
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81410

BREITBART
— Pew: Race Divides Democrat Party on Faith and Marriage – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/pew-race-divides-democrat-party-faith-marriage/
— Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge Against Nazi Germany – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/nancy-pelosi-compares-impeachment-to-battle-of-the-bulge-against-nazi-germany-wwii/

BLAZE
— Top House Democrat compares Trump impeachment to fights against slavery, Jim Crow – Nate Madden
https://www.theblaze.com/news/top-house-democrat-compares-trump-impeachment-to-fights-against-slavery-jim-crow

CNS NEWS
— Trump Administration Expands the List of Criminal Offenses That Would Bar Asylum – Susan Jones 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/trump-administration-expands-list-criminal-offenses-would-bar-asylum

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Betray America With Impeachment Vote – RONNA MCDANIEL, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/mcdaniel-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Administration Wants To Restrict More Criminal Aliens From Qualifying For Asylum – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-illegal-aliens-asylum-criminals/

DAILY WIRE
— Epic Fail: Latest Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Rising, Support For Impeachment Low – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/epic-fail-latest-poll-shows-trumps-approval-rising-support-for-impeachment-low

COLLEGE FIX
— Justice Department is still investigating Harvard for anti-Asian admissions practices – GREG PIPER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because of the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, it is OK 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.thecollegefix.com/justice-department-is-still-investigating-harvard-for-anti-asian-admissions-practices/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters want all the citizens of all the countries in the world to seek asylum in America.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/blocked-border-young-families-pregnant-mothers-struggle-asylum/story?id=67777661

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi emerges as Trump’s most powerful political adversary with impeachment – Paul Kane
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-impeachment-pelosi-emerges-as-trumps-most-powerful-political-adversary/2019/12/18/3f47cd96-21b2-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

USA TODAY
— ‘Four more years!’: Michigan crowd rallies for Trump ahead of House impeachment vote – Kathleen Gray and Elena Durnbaugh
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/18/donald-trump-battle-creek-kellogg-impeachment-rally/2693773001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Reject Trump’s cynical anti-Palestinian ploy on campus speech.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-reject-trumps-cynical-ploy-on-campus-speech-20191218-yqbljj3wpbfofeo574wasjysum-story.html

NEW YORKER
— India’s Citizenship Emergency – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/indias-citizenship-emergency
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, India adopted new legislation called the Citizenship Amendment Act, which gives undocumented immigrants of several faiths a path to citizenship but excludes Muslims, who make up about fifteen per cent of the country’s population. The law is part of a pattern of persecution of Muslims carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, who seek to transform India from an avowedly secular, pluralistic country into a Hindu one. This past August, Modi revoked the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir, and flooded it with troops, in an ongoing siege. In Assam, another state with a large Muslim population, the government implemented the National Register of Citizens, which forced people to prove or lose their citizenship status. Immigrants whose citizenship was stripped by the state are already being sent to detention camps; last month, the government declared that the citizenship registry would soon cover the entire country. The cumulative effect of these moves has been to throw India’s democratic character and future into a precarious state not seen since the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency and imprisoned her political opponents. In response to the Citizenship Amendment Act, demonstrations have broken out across India.)

DAILY BEAST
— The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that students yelled racist comments and chanted animal noises at a black player during a high school girls basketball game. – Emma Tucker
https://www.thedailybeast.com/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-slurs-by-students-at-game

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Thousands attend impeachment rally in Chicago
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Thousands-attend-impeachment-rally-in-Chicago/67655.html

December 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want Blacks to be pot pushers.
https://news.yahoo.com/local-cannabis-social-equity-applicants-051539004.html

WGN TV
— Social equity applicants get tips on how to enter pot business – SEAN LEWIS (DIERSEN: Thanks to the following, I have never used an illegal drug and I never will: a) my outstanding parents; b) their having me baptized, raising me, and having me confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran (MSL); and c) their sending me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest to stay with MSL.) 
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/15/social-equity-applicants-get-tips-on-how-to-enter-pot-business/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan confidant tried to sway Pritzker but was blackballed after ‘trashing’ key gov staffer Mike McClain, a former top lobbyist and close adviser to House Speaker Mike Madigan, was blacklisted from Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office after orchestrating behind-the-scenes efforts to oust the gov’s pick for chief of staff, sources say. – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present trashers and blackballers in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, 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://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/16/21020860/madigan-mike-mcclain-blacklisted-jb-pritzker-lobbyist-comed-anne-caprara
— CPS to discuss hiring more teachers of color at community meeting – Nader Issa (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://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/11/21011632/cps-board-education-community-meeting-teachers-color-board-minority

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republicans are right. Democrats wanted to impeach Donald Trump from the start. – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-20191216-tckivuw7q5gnzhnc5pe56uhiwy-story.html
— Full-time cashier at Naperville Walgreens celebrates his 90th birthday: ‘When you go to work, you have a purpose’ – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: What if Walgreens had an up-or-out policy for its employees who are White, male, and/or non-veteran like the federal government has?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-90th-birthday-walgreens-st-1215-20191213-lin2y4g6zbbkjbdyixtuvbcfde-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: Back to the Bahamas: Elk Grove ready for second bowl game sponsorship – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20191216/back-to-the-bahamas-elk-grove-ready-for-second-bowl-game-sponsorship
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF CLINTON: How suburban representatives voted on the Clinton impeachment – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: Democrats are nasty. Henry Hyde was my Congressman 1978-2007. GAO works for Congress. I can always ask myself what more my Democrat GAO superiors would have done to me if I had not taken their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. They had given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, had always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, had not promoted me beyond GS-13, had gotten rid of my mentor in 1987, had kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and had forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191216/how-suburban-representatives-voted-on-the-clinton-impeachment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde of Wood Dale chaired the House Judiciary Committee and served as chief prosecutor during Clinton’s trial in the Senate. In an October 1998 interview with the Daily Herald, Hyde, who represented the 6th District, said it was “pretty clear” Clinton perjured himself when he denied a sexual relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. “There isn’t much doubt that he did willfully misstate the facts under oath,” said Hyde, who retired in 2007 and died later that year.)

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/12/05/sahly-what-shaw-media-is-doing-to-help-readers-with-expungement/awnmjdh/

NORTHWESTERN MEDICINE
— How Cannabis Use Impacts Long-Term Health
https://www.nm.org/healthbeat/healthy-tips/how-cannabis-use-impacts-long-term-health
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Some immediate effects can include: Bloodshot eyes, Increased heart rate, Increased blood pressure, Anxiety, Impaired memory, Changes in mood, Altered sense of time, Difficulty problem-solving, Hallucinations)

ROBERT FEDER
— Former Harvest Bible pastor sues Mancow for defamation
https://www.robertfeder.com/2019/12/15/former-harvest-bible-pastor-sues-mancow-defamation/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— DOWN AND DIRTY CHALLENGES – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/12/16/down-and-dirty-challenges-mccaffrey-exits-city-hall-pushback-on-caprara-487908
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In Illinois, the drama is focused on challenging petitions submitted by candidates trying to get on the 2020 primary ballot. It is a brutal process. Candidates with the financial means can challenge petitions of their competitors — requiring them to spend precious time and money defending hundreds of signatures. A great deal of financial and intellectual capital is spent during this behind-the-scenes action, which is frustrating for candidates who would prefer to put their energies into campaigning instead. The process can sometimes make or break a campaign, as Dorothy Brown can attest.)

WIREPOINTS
— Why Illinois Property Taxes Won’t Drop Without Major Spending Reform – Wirepoints Original – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/why-property-illinois-property-taxes-wont-drop-without-major-spending-reform/

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Illinois received $13 million in public broadcasting funds last year
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/521042493-illinois-received-13-million-in-public-broadcasting-funds-last-year

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SOME SHOCKING THINGS CHICK-FIL-A FUNDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/some-shocking-things-chick-fil-a-funds.html

GOPUSA
— Hallmark Channel pulls ads with lesbians kissing, then caves to LGBT pressure
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81193

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Missteps, selective coverage drive Trump supporters into full revolt against press – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts take you to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors posted on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/15/trump-supporters-revolt-against-media-pew-research/
— IRS looks to prevent weaponization of donors’ information, doxxing – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/15/irs-nonprofit-guidelines-prevent-weaponization-don/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Anti-Semitic Representative Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) Rep Says GOP Is ‘Synonymous’ With Hate Speech – Elizabeth Matamoros
https://freebeacon.com/politics/anti-semitic-dem-gop-synonymous-hate-speech/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— At The Vanguard Of The Anti-Globalism Revolution Gadflies like Boris Johnson are giving voice to communities torn asunder by neoliberalism. – ROBERT W. MERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/at-the-vanguard-of-the-anti-globalism-revolution/

TOWNHALL
— How Rich: Ilhan Omar Claims the Republican Party Is Responsible for ‘Hateful, Sinful Rhetoric’ – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/16/how-rich-ilhan-omar-claims-the-republican-party-is-responsible-for-hateful-sin-n2558041

DAILY WIRE
— Sanders, Appearing With Omar, Lauds Her: ‘One Of The Bravest Members Of The United States Congress.’ Ted Cruz Has A Comment. – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/sanders-appearing-with-omar-lauds-her-one-of-the-bravest-members-of-the-united-states-congress

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Steve Scalise: Dems’ fabricated impeachment is ‘political vendetta’ – Samantha Chang
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/12/15/steve-scalise-dems-fabricated-impeachment-is-political-vendetta-864713

CAMPUS REFORM
— Tenured faculty member defends calling Trump, Republicans ‘poison’ – Jon Street
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14106

CNS NEWS
— How to Cope With Your Professor’s Left-Wing Bias – Hans Bader 
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/how-cope-your-professors-left-wing-bias
(FROM THE ARTICLE: To get the best possible grade, students may need to pander to their professors’ left-wing ideology. Professors are much more likely to be progressives than they are to be moderate or conservative. Law professors are no exception. Progressive professors view progressive views as a sign of intelligence, and conservatism as a sign of stupidity. For example, Prof. Robert Brandon, head of Duke University’s philosophy department, argued that conservatives are rare in academia because they are stupid. So to get a good grade, moderate or conservative law students should pretend to be progressives when taking their final exam. That will make them seem more intelligent to their left-wing professors. They should echo their professor’s left-wing ideology in answering exam questions — such as questions about what a vague provision of the Constitution means, or about who should win a lawsuit where both sides have a plausible legal argument. Parroting my professors’ left-wing ideology worked for me at Harvard Law School.)

THE HILL
— Five aides to Van Drew resign ahead of his formal switch to GOP – SYLVAN LANE AND ARIS FOLLEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474671-five-aides-to-van-drew-resign-ahead-of-his-formal-switch-to-gop
— Trump is a conservative in name only – JUDD GREGG
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/474661-judd-gregg-trump-is-a-conservative-in-name-only

CBS NEWS
— Race and gender in the 2020 presidential race — CBS News poll – ANTHONY SALVANTO, JENNIFER DE PINTO, KABIR KHANNA AND FRED BACKUS
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/presidential-election-2020-race-and-gender-in-presidential-race-cbs-news-poll/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But among those who think it will matter to others, many Democrats think it will be harder to beat Mr. Trump if the nominee is female, gay, or a racial minority. More than half of Super Tuesday Democrats think it would be easier to win if the nominee happens to be white, while just 3% think that would make beating President Trump harder. Fifty percent feel it would be harder to defeat Donald Trump if their nominee is black, compared to 10% who think it will be easier. Black Democrats, in particular, feel that nominating a black candidate would make it harder to beat Mr. Trump. Most black Democrats in these states think it would be harder to beat him if the party nominates a black candidate. They are more likely to feel this way (60% of them do) than white Democrats are (46%). Black Democrats are also generally more confident than white Democrats that their party will ultimately nominate someone who can beat Mr. Trump in 2020. On the matter of gender, a mere 5% say the Democrats would have a harder time beating Trump if their party’s nominee is a man. Forty-nine percent think it would be harder if the nominee is a woman, while just 14% say it would be easier if Democrats nominate a woman. Six in 10 black Biden supporters say they strongly back him, compared to 4 in 10 of his white supporters who state that level of support.)

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote a “fresh Fox News poll.” 
https://www.yahoo.com/news/new-fox-news-poll-on-impeachment-contradicts-the-view-of-its-most-loyal-viewer-president-trump-165743309.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Worst Job in Politics? Ask the D.N.C. Chief – Reid J. Epstein (DIERSEN: Have you served as the chairman of a political organization? I survived as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about it. I would focus on those activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc., their operatives, and their dupes who blamed me and blamed TAPROOT for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems. Those who succeeded in destroying TAPROOT stress those who could have, should have, but did not come to my defense.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/us/politics/democrats-2020-tom-perez.html
— 2020 Campaigns Throw Their Hands Up on Disinformation Few politicians have teams to spot false statements about them online, or to fight back before it spreads. – Davey Alba
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/technology/2020-campaigns-disinformation.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Refining Your Digital Persona – Victoria Turk
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/smarter-living/digital-etiquette-manners-online.html
— In Era of Hardening Identities, Trump Order on Jews Kindles Questions Old and New The president said he wanted to target anti-Semitic speech on campuses, but in the time of new nationalism, nothing is really that simple. – Max Fisher (DIERSEN: Under the Democrats, under the Libertarians, under the Greens, and under the RINOs, ever-increasingly, the following identities are viewed negatively: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/15/world/americas/trump-jews-executive-order.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “While the president rages, the world melts.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/while-the-president-rages-the-world-melts/2019/12/14/bd297e6a-1de5-11ea-8d58-5ac3600967a1_story.html
— Sorry, Trump supporters. The Republican Party needs RINOs. – Henry Olsen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/12/03/sorry-trump-supporters-republican-party-needs-rinos/

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats don’t see the diversity that’s staring them in the face – Jonah Goldberg
https://nypost.com/2019/12/15/democrats-dont-see-the-diversity-thats-staring-them-in-the-face/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Diversify or Die: The National Hockey League Has a Demography Problem Changing U.S. demographics presents an existential threat for a sport that is virtually all white. – Louise Radnofsky
https://www.wsj.com/articles/diversify-or-die-the-national-hockey-league-has-a-demography-problem-11576433696

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Is marijuana linked to psychosis, schizophrenia? It’s contentious, but doctors, feds say yes – Trevor Hughes, Stephanie Innes, Jayne O’Donnel (DIERSEN: What percent of those who promote pot a) have been stoners, b) are stoners, c) want to be stoners, d) want to money selling pot, and/or e) want governments to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/15/weed-psychosis-high-thc-cause-suicide-schizophrenia/4168315002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasing, members of the following groups promote LGBTQ activity: 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.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/movies/2019/12/09/12-lgbtq-movies-you-must-watch-including-portrait-lady-fire/4242804002/
— Trump Facebook feuds: You thought arguing about the 2016 election was bad? Brace yourself for 2020 – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/12/13/trump-election-arguments-rage-facebook-social-media-2020/2596750001/

KANSAS CITY STAR
— Forecast: 100% chance I’ll be called ‘fascist’ for writing this about Kansas University conservatives – MICHAEL RYAN
https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/michael-ryan/article238331518.html

NEWSWEEK
— Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales is Taking on Facebook and the Dangers Lurking in the Rise of Artificial Intelligence – FRED GUTERL (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts take you to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors posted on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://www.newsweek.com/2019/12/20/wikipedia-jimmy-wales-facebook-artificial-intelligence-1476534.html

TRIB LIVE
— Newspapers haven for people with Aspberger’s – Garret Mathews
https://triblive.com/opinion/garret-mathews-newspapers-haven-for-people-with-aspbergers/

STOCK DAILY DISH
— What happened to the phone booth? (DIERSEN: For first 5 years of my life 1948-1954, I lived with my parents in an apartment above my grandfather’s hardware store at the northeast corner of Main and Exchange in Crete which was right above a phone booth.)
https://stockdailydish.com/what-happened-to-the-phone-booth/

NEWSWIRE
— SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) – 2020 Strategies – Kate Spurdens (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts take you to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors posted on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://newswire.net/newsroom/blog-post/00115394-seo-search-engine-optimization-2020-strategies.html

SEARCH ENGINE JOURNAL
— 6 Easy But Stupid SEO Tactics You Must Avoid – John McAlpin (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts take you to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors posted on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://www.searchenginejournal.com/stupid-seo-tactics/338811/

TIMES
— Google’s creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page started seeking utopia. Then they got a better offer. Idealists turned rampant capitalists, the web giant’s founders leave behind an unloved and distrusted firm. – John Arlidge (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Google News Alerts take you to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors posted on non-credible websites that promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/google-creators-sergey-brin-larry-page-started-seeking-utopia-then-got-better-offer-z3snc7cwd

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— MARCH 5, 2019 FLASHBACK: How can www.gopillinois.com get a better NewsGuard rating? Please consider NewsGuard’s rating criteria at https://www.newsguardtech.com/ratings/rating-process-criteria/ or below and email me at [email protected] or phone me at 630-653-0462 with your suggestions. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/march-5-morning-edition-3/?highlight=newsguard
(FROM THE POSTING: RATING CRITERIA Here are the nine criteria that NewsGuard uses to assess websites. Each criterion is worth a certain number of points out of 100, as indicated below. A site with a score of 60 points or higher receives a green rating. A site with a score lower than 60 points receives a red rating. In every case, the NewsGuard Nutrition Labels that are provided for each site (by clicking on the rating) spell out the site’s adherence to each of the nine criteria that yielded that source’s particular rating. The criteria below are listed in order of their importance in determining a red rating. For example, failure to adhere to the first criteria—publishing false content—is more influential in determining a red rating than failure to reveal information about content creators.

Credibility
— Doesn’t repeatedly publish false content: In the last three years the site has not produced multiple stories that have been found—either by journalists at NewsGuard or elsewhere—to be clearly false, and which have not been quickly and prominently corrected. (22 Points. A label with a score lower than 60 points gets a red rating.)
— Gathers and presents information responsibly: Content on the site is created by reporters, writers, videographers, researchers, or other information providers who generally seek to be accurate and fair in gathering, reporting, and interpreting information, even if they approach their work from a strong point of view. They do this by referencing multiple sources, preferably those that present direct, first-hand information on a subject or event. (18 Points)
— Regularly corrects or clarifies errors: The site makes clear how to contact those in charge and has effective practices for publishing clarifications and corrections. (12.5 Points)
— Handles the difference between news and opinion responsibly: Content providers who convey the impression that they report news or a mix of news and opinion distinguish opinion from news reporting, and when reporting news, they do not regularly or egregiously misstate, distort, or cherry pick facts, or egregiously cherry pick stories, to advance opinions. Content providers whose clearly expressed purpose is to advance a particular point of view do not regularly and egregiously misstate or distort facts to make their case. (12.5 Points)
— Avoids deceptive headlines: The site generally does not publish headlines that include false information, significantly sensationalize, or otherwise do not reflect what is actually in the story. (10 Points)

Transparency
— Website discloses ownership and financing: The site discloses its ownership and/or financing, as well as any notable ideological or political positions held by those with a significant financial interest in the site, in a user-friendly manner. (7.5 Points)
— Clearly labels advertising: The site makes clear which content is paid for and which is not. (7.5 Points)
— Reveals who’s in charge: Information about those in charge of the content is made accessible on the site. (5 Points)
— The site provides the names of content creators, along with either contact information or biographical information: Information about those producing the content is made accessible on the site. (5 Points))

December 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Impeachment vote: House committee approves charges against President Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-committee-approves-impeachment-charges-against-trump/5751475/
— First lady appears to condone Trump’s criticism of Greta Thunberg – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/first-lady-appears-to-condone-trumps-criticism-of-thunberg/5753166/

CBS2
— As Marijuana Soon Becomes Legal In Illinois, Medical Users Fear Shortage, More Rising Prices – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/13/as-marijuana-soon-becomes-legal-in-illinois-medical-users-fear-shortage-more-rising-prices/
— Joliet Township Job Ad Asked For Applicants Who ‘Voted In A Democratic Primary Election’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/12/joliet-township-job-ad-asked-for-applicants-who-voted-in-a-democratic-primary-election/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Black Caucus chairman may try forcing City Council vote to stall recreational marijuana sales till July – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-chicago-marijuana-alderman-ervin-delay-vote-20191213-dkwdvtnovbd3zjjxxup2u5thhm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Head shops come out of the shadows as weed becomes legal – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-head-shops-preparing-for-recreational-marijuana-20191213-4kk7sn4pdvfv3mdg7somlqqgyy-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Lincolnshire trustees vote down recreational marijuana dispensaries in the village, advocacy groups offer up praise for the decision – KAITLIN EDQUIST
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-marijuana-dispensaries-vote-tl-1219-20191213-csby53logvf25l2lm4k53gkqk4-story.html
— Illinois, here comes recreational marijuana — and a haze of confusion – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-legal-recreational-weed-confusion-20191213-z2svvuuegrclrdzs7i3l36nvzm-story.html
— When taxpayers trust Springfield … Part 6: A motto for the Fair Tax: ‘Would we ever break a promise to you?’ – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-fair-tax-jb-pritzker-madigan-illinois-20191213-4kpcxz7i3jgkzmvwurvpogkyuy-story.html
— Democrats impeachment of Donald Trump is way too thin, like butter scraped over too much bread – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-kass-20191214-wd2jk33ibfdvhlf534b3gfgx2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago’s March primary will feature 17 contested races for Democratic Party committeeperson People might not know why the party post is important. But the candidates who are running say they see it as a way to be more inclusive and maybe make a statement about corruption, too. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/13/21020974/chicago-march-primary-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeperson-contested-races
— Black Caucus chair again threatens vote on plan to delay recreational pot sales until July 1 Ald. Jason Ervin said he is still seeking a “decent level of ownership” in an industry that currently lacks owners of color in Illinois. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/13/21021052/illinois-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-black-caucus-jason-ervin-sales
— House to impeach Trump next week: Takeaways as vote and Senate trial looms To dilute GOP “coastal elite” charges, Speaker Pelosi wants geographic diversity in her House prosecutor picks, putting Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi in play. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/13/21021152/trump-impeachment-house-prosecutors-senate-trial-pelosi-raja-sweet
— Show up for those committee meetings, aldermen, or vote on nothing Legislation should not be decided by a handful of aldermen while everybody else plays hooky. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/13/21005018/chicago-aldermenl-committee-meetings-quorum-attendance-sun-times-editorial

WBBM 780
— Evanston Receiving National Attention From Decision To Use Pot Sales Tax To Fund Local Reparations Program (DIERSEN: Will Evanston’s motto be “Smoke a joint, help a Black?”) 
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/evanston-receiving-national-attention-from-decision-to-use-pot-sales-tax-to-fund

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— At least officially, Illinois has moved away from political patronage – Scott Reeder
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/scott-reeder-at-least-officially-illinois-has-moved-away-from-political-patronage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/editorial-community-leaders-need-to-keep-doors-open-for-refugees

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— There’s a dark side to our genealogy craze – Honor Sachs
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/There-s-a-dark-side-to-our-genealogy-craze-14904375.php

WGLT
— LaHood Says Trump Impeachment Is “Witch Hunt By the Democrats” – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-says-trump-impeachment-witch-hunt-democrats#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Closer View of Tribune Underwood Anti-Impeachment Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/closer-view-of-tribune-underwood-anti-impeachment-ad/ 
— Marijuana Law Rules Explained by CL Police
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/marijuana-law-rules-explained-by-cl-police/ 
IL-14: Lauren Underwood Still Undecided on Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/il-14-lauren-underwood-still-undecided-on-impeachment/ 
— Impeachment Votes Locally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/impeachment-votes-locally/ 
— GOP Write-Ins Possible for County Board in Districts 1 and 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/gop-write-ins-possible-for-county-board-in-districts-1-and-5/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WE TWO WILL COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS SAY “PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOTHING WRONG” – Steve Balich, Will County Board member
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/op-ed-we-two-will-county-board-members-say-president-trump-did-nothing-wrong.html
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS DIVERT MILLIONS MEANT TO FACILITATE FOID CARDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/illinois-lawmakers-divert-millions-meant-to-facilitate-foid-cards.html
— MORE EVIDENCE EMERGES THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FUNDING WORTHLESS COLLEGE DEGREES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/more-evidence-emerges-that-federal-government-is-funding-worthless-college-degrees.html
— LGBT ACTIVISTS PROTEST CANADIAN CHICK-FIL-A, SAY CHANGES ARE NOT ENOUGH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/lgbt-activists-protest-canadian-chick-fil-a-say-changes-are-not-enough.html
— A DIVISIVE, HISTORICALLY DUBIOUS CURRICULUM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/a-divisive-historically-dubious-curriculum.html
— THORNER: TIME TO END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DACA PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/thorner-time-to-end-the-obama-administrations-unconstitutional-daca-program.html
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD PUSHES TO BAN DALEIDEN FROM EVER INVESTIGATING THEM AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/planned-parenthood-pushes-to-ban-dalieden-from-ever-investigating-them-again.html
— DUCKWORTH RAISES FUNDS CONDEMNING NEW PRO-LIFE FEDERAL JUDGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/duckworth-raises-funds-condemning-new-pro-life-federal-judge.html
— BUMMED OUT ABOUT TIME’S COVER? 19 YEAR OLD GERMAN RESPONDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/bummed-out-about-times-cover-19-year-old-german-responds-to-climate-change-hysteria.html

BLAZE
— Taylor Swift goes on a lengthy rant about ‘toxic male privilege’ in her Billboard speech. She waited for loud applause, but it never came. That’s awkward – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/taylor-swift-toxic-male-privilege

NEWSMAX
— Salvation Army Stronger Than Ever After Chick-fil-A’s Fall From Grace – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/salvation-army-chickfila-christian/2019/12/13/id/945835/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Profs: College Republicans have ‘white supremacist’ views, supporting Trump’s re-election a ‘racist provocation’ – Faith Allen
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14103

THE HILL
— Impeachment obliterates tinges of comity in House – MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474540-impeachment-obliterates-tinges-of-comity-in-house

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Inspector General Report on the FBI: The Political Bias Is Obvious Bias is usually proven by circumstantial evidence based on the actions taken, including but not limited to an employer’s deviation from its procedures. – Nick Price, Elkins Park, Pa.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inspector-general-report-on-the-fbi-the-political-bias-is-obvious-11576274645

FORBES
— Is Political Division Reducing Labor Mobility? – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: Because virtually all federal employees in the Chicagoland area have been Democrats, federal career opportunities for Republicans in the Chicagoland area have been very limited. 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.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/13/is-political-division-reducing-labor-mobility/#1d17fd16df01