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 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Weed-related emergency room visits up after legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5831536/

NBC5
— Madigan Rejects Request for House Investigation Into Email Alleging Rape Cover-Up, Pritzker Deflects
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/madigan-rejects-request-for-house-investigation-into-email-alleging-rape-cover-up-pritzker-deflects/2198886/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal authorities ask Speaker Michael Madigan confidant to cooperate in probe – RAY LONG and JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-mike-madigan-mclain-federal-investigation-cooperation-20200109-obgyldc7crfxxbviihi7hy3n5a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-marijuana-pot-economic-impact-greising-20200109-6obux4doyjclxlpdwhx7niupuu-story.html
— Pritzker calls email from lobbyist and Michael Madigan confidant referencing rape cover-up ‘horrific’ but says he’ll await outcome of investigation: ‘Let’s start with getting all of the facts’ – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-mike-mcclain-emails-20200109-y5nvxkjpbnbrba556lk2dxhiva-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan cites ‘sensitivity’ in refusing call for House probe of confidant’s email about ‘rape’ and ghost payrollers Madigan’s refusal sparked a feisty response. “We did not realize that ghost payrolling was too sensitive of a topic for the committee to investigate on behalf of Illinois taxpayers,” Durkin spokeswoman Eleni Demertzis said. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21058871/madigan-sensitivity-refusing-house-probe-mclain-email-rape-champaign-ghost-payrollers
— Get to the truth about that ‘rape in Champaign’ An investigation is the only way to determine if this is some sort of twisted metaphor or if real crimes occurred — and if a state worker kept his job because he ‘kept his mouth shut.’ – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21056924/michael-mcclain-email-governor-pritzker-investigation-rape-champaign-ghost-workers-editorial
— How to make Chicago’s pot-smoking laws more fair citywide A better ordinance wouldn’t relegate residents of black and Latino neighborhoods to smoking pot in public stairwells and gangways, inviting arrest. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21055647/recreational-marijuana-smoke-shops-lori-lightfoot-chicago-city-council-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/9/21058633/nonbinary-gender-identity-my-pronouns-american-dialect-society-linguistics-they-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County Board delays benefit elimination vote until February – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200109/mchenry-county-board-delays-benefit-elimination-vote-until-february

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Goodbye, Illinois. Hello . . . where? The state, along with California and New York, has seen an exodus. But it’s not all to Texas and it’s not all about taxes, writes Justin Fox of Bloomberg Opinion. (DIERSEN: Republicans leave Illinois to escape Democrat laws. But no matter where you move to, Democrats are moving there too. Wherever Democrats move to, a) prosperity and safety decrease and b) poverty and crime increase.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/goodbye-illinois-hello-where

WGN TV
— Mixed legality of marijuana on state, federal levels leaves gun owners in limbo – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/09/mixed-legality-of-marijuana-on-state-federal-levels-leaves-gun-owners-in-limbo/

WTTW
— 5 Myths About Legal Marijuana – Amanda Vinicky 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/08/5-myths-about-legal-marijuana

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Health advocates, lawmakers want stronger regulations of vaping – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200109/health-advocates-lawmakers-want-stronger-regulations-of-vaping

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200109/consistently-strong-local-pot-sales-but-at-least-one-dispensary-is-temporarily-out-of-product

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce being sued for alleged age and gender discrimination – Anthony Watt
https://qctimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/quad-cities-chamber-being-sued-for-alleged-age-and-gender/article_060d0b81-d7e7-5b94-83b0-0f27aa064ce4.html

KENOSHA NEWS
— Driving stoned: Deputy arrests impaired Illinois driver – Jeffrey Zampanti 
https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/driving-stoned-deputy-arrests-impaired-illinois-driver/article_df3b9b89-f3dc-5fdb-9948-49ea7240f2bb.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Illinois Official Highlights Election Integrity Problems, Solutions – MIKE SMITH 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-official-highlights-election-integrity-problems-solutions#stream/0

DAILY ILLINI
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who are anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican promote tattoos.
https://dailyillini.com/opinions/2020/01/09/opinion-tattoos-should-not-be-taboo-in-the-workplace/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/January-2020/Chicago-Mag-Buys-Some-Weed/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Get Out of Jail Almost Free Proposed by Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/get-out-of-jail-almost-free-proposed-by-pritzker/ 
— IL-14: McHenry County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner Event
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form-copy/ 
— Brettman v. Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/09/brettman-v-franks/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS CANNABIS TAXES AMONG NATION’S HIGHEST, COULD KEEP BLACK MARKET THRIVING – Austin Berg
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-cannabis-taxes-among-nations-highest-could-keep-black-market-thriving/

CAPITOL FAX
— Champaign County won’t investigate, Durkin calls for subpoenas and testimony under oath
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/09/champaign-county-wont-investigate-durkin-calls-for-subpoenas-and-testimony-under-oath/
— Brady calls for ISP probe
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/09/brady-calls-for-isp-probe/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— White House blasts Dems’ ‘misguided’ undermine of Trump’s war fighting authority – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/9/hogan-gidley-blasts-democrats-misguided-war-powers/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Nancy Pelosi ‘Not Operating with a Full Deck’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/09/donald-trump-nancy-pelosi-not-operating-with-a-full-deck/
— Ann Coulter: Our Broken Border, Not Iran, Kills 30,000 Americans Every Year – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/09/exclusive-ann-coulter-our-broken-border-not-iran-kills-30000-americans-every-year/

TOWNHALL
— The Democrat’s Hatred of President Trump and America Itself Is Appalling – Sheriff David Clarke, Ret.
https://townhall.com/columnists/sheriffdavidclarkeret/2020/01/09/the-democrats-hatred-of-president-trump-and-america-itself-is-appalling-n2559280

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— The Postal Service is America’s most popular government agency. Why does Trump hate it? – MICHAEL HILTZIK
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-01-09/postal-service-trump

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career – Peter Holley
https://www.sfgate.com/business/article/In-Silicon-Valley-some-men-say-cosmetic-14962007.php

DAILY FREEMAN
— 9 resign from town of New Paltz Democratic Committee, alleging age discrimination – William J. Kemble (DIERSEN: How soon will political organizations officially limit their membership to those who are younger, female, minority, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.dailyfreeman.com/news/local-news/resign-from-town-of-new-paltz-democratic-committee-alleging-age/article_245f9f08-3310-11ea-9123-573ad9be9793.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Nine people have resigned from the 21-member town Democratic Committee, angry that no one over age 60 is being added to the body. The nine, including Committee Chairman Josh Honig, announced their departure in a press release early Thursday that, in addition to age discrimination, alleged bullying and threats by some of the other 12 members. “The threats were that when petition time came, which is pretty soon, that the seniors on the committee would be petitioned, and that they could not possibly, because of their age and not having the backing of the … political establishment, be re-elected to the committee,” said Jane Schanberg, spokesperson for the nine. “They would be replaced by people who were put up by people that were put up by the establishment.”)

FORBES
— Trump Blames You For Your Subpar 401(k) – Teresa Ghilarducci
https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2020/01/09/trump-blames-you-for-your-subpar-401k/

NEWSWEEK
— ANTI-TRUMP REPUBLICAN GROUP TAKES AIM AT ‘MAGA CHURCH’ IN NEW VIDEO – JAMES CROWLEY
https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-against-trump-maga-church-1481377

PEW RESEARCH
— Most Americans Say There Is Too Much Economic Inequality in the U.S., but Fewer Than Half Call it a Top Priority Democrats and Republicans differ on whether addressing economic inequality requires major changes to the economic system – JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ, RUTH IGIELNIK AND RAKESH KOCHHAR (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2020/01/09/most-americans-say-there-is-too-much-economic-inequality-in-the-u-s-but-fewer-than-half-call-it-a-top-priority/

January 9 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— As primary nears, Lake County pols dive deep into presidential delegate pool – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-lake-county-democratic-delegates-st-0109-20200108-xixp6gsmvfbhzh2eheyzl4m6bq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/michael-phillips/ct-ent-marijuana-in-the-movies-0112-20200108-5lhrich64rhjdag2bib7xjmpcy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-food-mindy-segal-edibles-legal-chicago-marijuana-0115-20200108-bglcz6brnna7zf2x5qom6aifyq-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-sales-one-week-20200108-hz4gtgob6baqtctephvo7m2h5y-story.html
— Fines for smoking marijuana in public among those doubled as Gurnee updates cannabis ordinance – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-gurnee-cannabis-ordinance-st-0108-20200108-bdghnwzkrvb77j6jtqs6su6zji-story.html
— My struggle to stay sober in Chicago with the smell of weed all around me – TIMOTHY J. HILLEGONDS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-sobriety-weed-pot-marijuana-20200108-jdc5b4lrvbdpfbqdfm2ftrlbh4-story.html
— Two African American executives sue McDonald’s for alleged racial discrimination – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-mcdonalds-racial-discrimination-lawsuit-20200108-avvfselojzdrzhoqeri2octrfq-story.html
— Jussie Smollett investigation: Judge orders Google to turn over a full year of the actor’s data as part of special prosecutor probe – MEGAN CREPEAU and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-jussie-smollett-special-prosecutor-investigation-20200108-j3j3p2dypvf5vbbo5jpxrvcjsq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-activists-denounce-iran-attack-20200108-xcubkzwrnvgyrioskmsl4g2sju-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot suffers yet another setback on recreational marijuana Mayor’s consumption ordinance stalls in City Council committee after aldermen from across the city complain about rigid state rules that tie the city’s hands. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/8/21057373/chicago-dispensaries-marijuana-setback-consumption-ordinance-lightfoot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/8/21056752/president-donald-trump-iran-cultural-sites-destruction-culture-wars-s-e-cupp
— Bernie Sanders weighs in on latest CPS-CTU tussle: ‘Give veteran teachers the respect they have earned’ The union and Chicago Public Schools officials are arguing over $25 million that was promised for the district’s longest-serving teachers. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/1/8/21057399/cps-strike-bernie-sanders-ctu-veteran-teachers-union-elizabeth-warren
— Co-pay for taxpayers? Ousted Cook County Health CEO in line for ‘rich severance’ of half a million plus On top of that severance payout, the county health system will likely shell out more money to find Shannon’s permanent replacement. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/8/21056963/cook-county-health-system-ceo-john-jay-shannon-severance

DAILY HERALD
— Schneider challenger could be knocked off ballot in 10th House District race – Russsell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200108/schneider-challenger-could-be-knocked-off-ballot-in-10th-house-district-race

ABC7
— Army warns of fake military draft texts circulating this week – Alex Meier
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/army-warns-of-fake-military-draft-texts/5825919/

NBC5
— Lawmakers Call for Investigation Into Report of Madigan Associate’s Email Alleging Rape Cover-Up
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lawmakers-call-for-investigation-into-report-of-madigan-associates-email-alleging-rape-cover-up/2198247/
— Merging Governments Tops Illinois Property Tax-Reduction Plan – John O’Connor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/merging-governments-tops-illinois-property-tax-reduction-plan/2198115/
— Don’t Give Pot to Pets, Vet Medical Group Warns Instead of experiencing a pleasurable high, pets, particularly dogs, can become scared and sick, and pot-related illnesses could be lethal. – Chris Hush and Marco Stendardo 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dont-give-pot-to-pets-vet-medical-group-warns/2198251/

CBS2
— Freshman legislator Celina Villanueva named to seat vacated by former Sen Sandoval – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/freshman-legislator-named-to-seat-vacated-by-former-sen-sandoval

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/entrepreneurs/champaign-dispensary-s-popularity-puts-parking-at-a-premium/article_972d86ac-ffb5-5401-a841-a3df07a0af4d.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Legal weed will create more black market activity – Kathy Valente, Director of Operations, Illinois Family Institute
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-to-the-editor-legal-weed-will-create-more-black/article_2591b890-3255-11ea-bf56-43d7926f6993.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Danny Malouf Passing Petitions for U.S. Senate on Libertarian Party
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/08/dann-malouf-passing-petitions-for-u-s-senate-on-libertarian-party/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Gives Campaign Update
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/08/il-14-sue-rezin-gives-campaign-update/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DURKIN SAYS NEWLY-FOUND MADIGAN INSIDER E-MAIL IS “SHOCKING” AND “BEYOND WORDS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/durkin-says-ex-lobbyist-and-newly-found-madigan-insider-e-mail-is-shocking-and-beyond-words.html
— DEPT OF JUSTICE DECLARES ERA RATIFICATION DEAD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/dept-of-justice-decares-era-ratification-dead.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO, SATURDAY JANUARY 11
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wheres-weyermuller-march-for-life-chicago-saturday-january-11.html
— MCDERMED: PROPERTY TAX TASK FORCE SEES DISAPPOINTING, BUT NOT UNEXPECTED RESULTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/mcdermed-property-tax-task-force-sees-disappointing-but-not-unexpected-results.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— MAGA hat confrontation triggers active shooter scare – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/8/maga-hat-confrontation-triggers-active-shooter-sca/

TOWNHALL
— CNN and Fox News Report on the Rise of Hitler – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2020/01/08/cnn-and-fox-news-report-on-the-rise-of-hitler-n2559204

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Facebook Exec Warns: Don’t Use ‘Lever’ to ‘Change the Outcome’ of Election – Corinne Weaver
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/corinne-weaver/2020/01/08/facebook-exec-warns-dont-use-lever-change-outcome-election

NEW YORK TIMES
— U.S. Candidate Bloomberg Says Business Experience Is Key to Beating Trump – Reuters (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the work experience that I have. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked 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/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/08/us/politics/08reuters-usa-election-bloomberg.html

PBS
— Unemployment pushes more men to take on female-dominated jobs (DIERSEN: Have you held a female-dominated job? I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job and that I held it longer than anyone else.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/making-sense/unemployment-pushes-more-men-to-take-on-female-dominated-jobs

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Amid rising tensions with Iran, Army insists no plans for draft – Eric White 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/federal-newscast/2020/01/amid-rising-tensions-with-iran-army-insists-no-plans-for-draft/

January 8 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois lawmakers react to Iran missile strike – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/5825486/
— McConnell says Senate impeachment trial will go forward without decision on witnesses – MARIAM KHAN
https://abc7chicago.com/mcconnell-says-senate-impeachment-trial-will-go-forward-without-decision-on-witnesses/5825831/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/recreational-cannabis-supply-shortage-happened-as-expected-experts-say/2197953/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Come hell or high water, if there’s war with Iran, Trump’s done – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-donald-trump-iran-kass-20200108-fho5rdzrxfbufa5wj7u4lfx6aq-story.html
— ‘Late Show’ mocks popularity of Illinois legal weed with ‘Pottillo’s’ sketch – TRACY SWARTZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-illinois-weed-legal-late-show-stephen-colbert-20200108-qmkj4xztlzb5ngnmzj6w3fnhqy-story.html
— Republicans criticize proposals for property tax relief in task force’s draft report – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-property-tax-task-force-20200108-ra5wolc2dbbqfcze2al65zerfe-story.html
— Coalition of labor, social service and religious leaders named to push Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated-rate income tax plan – RICK PEARSON (DIERSEN: What do the members of this coalition think of those who share your demographics?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-graduated-income-tax-supporters-20200107-thwqottkn5flpctf2unmxzqwhm-story.html
— Democratic leaders tap freshman state Rep. Celina Villanueva to replace ex-Sen. Martin Sandoval, who quit amid corruption probe – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-martin-sandoval-replacement-celina-villanueva-20200108-dksb4nz7x5eqnbsu2acny2lo7a-story.html
— Is the big tent of Democrats too big, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says? Only to small minds. – Clarence Page (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs use the Republican Party’s BIG TENT policy a) to drive Republicans out of the Republican Party, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and b) to destroy the Illinois Republican Party, Republican county party organizations, Republican township party organizations, and Republican ward party organizations.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-ocasio-cortez-democrats-page-20200107-bbvieuuvzfaljnihwpr2weh52a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/7/21047099/buying-weed-dispensary-illinois-guide-how-to
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/7/21056178/pot-illinois-impacts-outdoor-recreation-recreational-cannabis-program

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://wgnradio.com/2020/01/07/its-only-been-7-days-why-are-some-chicago-weed-dispensaries-closed/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/07/how-safe-are-legal-marijuana-vaping-products-illinois

CHICAGO NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
http://www.chicagonow.com/hippy-shakes/2020/01/everybody-must-get-stoned-the-search-for-legal-weed/
— Why Iran Is Our Enemy – Denise Williams
http://www.chicagonow.com/uncommon-sense/2020/01/why-iran-is-our-enemy/
— You Hate Trump – Denise Williams
http://www.chicagonow.com/uncommon-sense/2020/01/you-hate-trump/

CENTER SQUARE
— With 62,000 awaiting applications, Illinois State Police work on FOID automation, but other options remain – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/with-waiting-applications-illinois-state-police-work-on-foid-automation/article_16401024-318a-11ea-a285-bf74e438e901.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Christians, the Church, and the State – Laurie Higgins 
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/christians-the-church-and-the-state/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump wins record support from GOP voters – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/7/inside-the-beltway-trump-wins-record-support-from-/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/7/marijuana-sales-in-illinois-surpass-10-million-in-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Trump’s new constituency: Ex-cons – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: Who would rather not hire you? Of course, my critics/opponents would much rather hire an ex-con than hire me. Of course, further, my critics/opponents would much rather hire someone 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 than hire me.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-new-constituency-ex-cons
(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, President Trump pushed for cutting sentences on nonviolent criminals. Then, the White House put its stamp of approval on letting former jailbirds get a shot at federal jobs through the just-signed Fair Chance Act. As a result, Trump has a new MAGA constituency: ex-cons.)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Minority Leaders Must Speak Out against Jew-Hatred in Their Communities – Rabbi Aryeh Spero
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/minority_leaders_must_speak_out_against_jewhatred_in_their_communities.html

BREITBART
— Tucker Carlson: ‘Even Spies Seeking to Undermine’ U.S. Can Secure Birthright Citizenship for their Children – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/07/tucker-carlson-even-spies-seeking-to-undermine-u-s-can-secure-birthright-citizenship-for-their-children/
— New York May Give Automatic Voter Registration to Illegal Aliens with Driver’s Licenses – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/07/new-york-may-give-automatic-voter-registration-to-illegal-aliens-with-drivers-licenses/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Hate This’: Rand Paul Slams Trump’s Iran Escalation – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/07/rand-paul-slams-trump-iran-i-hate-this/

DAILY SIGNAL
— How the Left Manipulates Language to Defeat Conservatives – Rachel del Guidice (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/01/08/how-the-left-manipulates-language-to-defeat-conservatives/

NEWSMAX
— Don’t Look for Trump to Appease Iran – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/soleimani-baghdad-jcpoa-churchill/2020/01/07/id/948654/

PJ MEDIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illinois-legalized-pot-sales-nearly-halted-over-supply-problems/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Michelle Malkin: 18 sellout Republican governors opt for more migrants as sleeper cell fear ramps up – Michelle Malkin (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINO politicians who ever-increasing dump those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What do you say to RINO politicians who ever-increasingly 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.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/08/michelle-malkin-18-sellout-republican-governors-opt-for-more-migrants-as-sleeper-cell-fear-ramps-up-873368
(FROM THE ARTICLE: My plan to “Keep America Great” is very simple: 1) Stop exporting American soldiers to countries that hate our guts. 2) Stop importing people from countries that hate our guts. When I voted for Donald Trump in 2016, I thought this was the plan. The “America First” champion rightly assailed Barack Obama for recklessly endangering the lives of our soldiers to pursue politically driven endless wars. President Trump promised to build an effective wall on the southern border. He enacted tough travel restrictions, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, on visitors from countries whose terror-coddling governments pose national security threats. Yet, here we are at the dawn of 2020 with thousands of U.S. troops headed back to the Stone Age Middle East maw, Mexican drug cartels on the loose while our Border Patrol hands out diapers to illegal immigrants and refugees from around the world — including nearly 1,400 welcomed just last year from the very high-risk countries the Trump travel ban was supposed to block — transforming the nation without the consent of the governed. The leaky block list includes Syria, Iraq and Iran, which launched multiple missiles at U.S. airbases late Tuesday in retaliation for our deadly airstrike last week that killed Quds General Qassem Soleimani. Now, we are on heightened alert here in our homeland with authorities nervous that Hezbollah sleeper cells (which I’ve documented since writing “Invasion” in 2002) might strike from within. Some of you still wonder why I write so frequently and vehemently about our failed immigration and entrance policies. It’s because nothing matters more right now to the survival of our country than the right to determine who gets in and the ability to enforce it. As I reported last year, thanks to an executive order signed by Trump in September, local communities were given the explicit opt-in rights to stem the lucrative tide of refugees coming largely from Third World countries and jihadist breeding grounds. This Wednesday, religious “charities” that profit the most from this multi-billion-dollar racket will be in court to assert blanket, open-borders veto power over the people. The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland will hear arguments from vested refugee resettlement interests who oppose Trump’s order requiring government contractors to obtain written consent from all localities and states in which they plan to resettle refugees. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Church World Service and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service — three of the nine State Department partners who resettle all refugees — argue that the federal government should prioritize family reunification of foreign refugees over local control. Translation: Americans come last. The lawsuit assails the White House executive order for threatening “to systematically dismantle the organizations — including Plaintiffs — that have spent decades developing networks, expertise, and resources to carry out the American ideal of welcoming refugees.” Those “resources” come from you and me: Tax subsidies that constitute the vast majority of these nonprofit activists’ budgets. Over the past decade, according to an analysis by immigration researcher James Simpson, the three plaintiff groups have raked in the following amounts from the federal refugee resettlement program: –Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services: $471.6 million (94% from of its budget). –Church World Service: $433.3 million (72% of its budget). –Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society: $186.1 million (54% of its budget). The refugee resettlement contractors, in turn, spread their massive wealth — from both public and private sources — to a galaxy of subcontractors looking to register Democratic voters, fill their pews and recruit new clients and constituents. The “Interfaith Immigration Coalition” holding a protest event after the hearing on Wednesday to support the refugee pipeline includes: Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach; Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd; U.S. Provinces; Daughters of Charity; Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries; Franciscan Action Network; Interfaith Immigration Coalition; Jewish Council for Public Affairs; Leadership Conference of Women Religious; National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd; National Council of Jewish Women; Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Rise for Refuge; Sisters of Mercy of the Americas – Institute Leadership Team; T’ruah; The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights; The United Church of Chr! ist; and We Are All America. Thanks to pressure from these groups with bottomless budgets and clout, 18 Republican — yes, Republican — governors are also standing against Trump and self-determination in favor of increased refugee settlement, including: Doug Ducey of Arizona, Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Kim Reynolds of Iowa, Brad Little of Idaho, Mike Parsons of Missouri, Larry Hogan of Maryland, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Mike DeWine of Ohio, Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma, Pete Ricketts of Nebraska, Chris Sununu of New Hampshire, Doug Burgum of North Dakota, Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Bill Lee of Tennessee, Gary Herbert of Utah, Jim Justice of West Virginia and Phil Scott of Vermont. The names must be named and the sellouts must be shamed, especially as war breaks out on all fronts. What’s the point of sending young American troops to fight enemies “over there” if we are welcoming them by the tens and hundreds of thousands over here?)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Tucker Carlson Dissents as Right-Wing Media Weighs Trump’s Iran Strike Cracks in the conservative commentariat as the White House struggles to form a clear narrative. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/07/business/media/tucker-carlson-iran-trump-media.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Blue State Redistribution High-tax states are losing people, money and seats in Congress. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/blue-state-redistribution-11578443075
— The Christian Case for Trump It’s myopic to focus on his personal behavior when important moral issues like abortion are at stake. – Eric Metaxas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-christian-case-for-trump-11578441391
— Iran Fires Missiles at U.S. Forces in Iraq More than a dozen missiles target two bases where U.S. troops are stationed, in attack Tehran says is vengeance for killing of top Iranian general – Gordon Lubold, Nancy A. Youssef and Isabel Coles
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stampede-at-funeral-procession-for-iranian-commander-kills-35-11578390888
— Two McDonald’s Executives Allege Racial Discrimination Suit from two black executives comes as new CEO works on company culture – Heather Haddon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/two-mcdonalds-executives-allege-race-discrimination-11578441939

FORBES
— Deepfakes And Beyond: Who Wins If Social Media Platforms Are Regulated? – Clyde Wayne Crews Jr. (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/waynecrews/2020/01/07/deepfakes-and-beyond-who-wins-if-social-media-platforms-are-regulated/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Intolerance and the silencing others seems to be the desire of many when it comes to social media and purported harmful speech and misinformation. There are endless eruptions over bias and hate speech online, from alleged slanted search results on Google to Twitter abuse.)
— Five Questions Your Real Estate Agent Legally Cannot Answer – Heather Senison (DIERSEN: How do realtors respond when they are asked these five questions concerning homes for sale on your block, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/heathersenison/2020/01/07/five-questions-your-real-estate-agent-legally-cannot-answer/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: 1. What kind of people live in the building or neighborhood? . . . 2. Is this a good place to raise a family? . . . 3. Is this a safe neighborhood? . . . 4. How are the schools here? . . . 5) Can you show me a neighborhood with a large “X” population ?)
— Gender Pay Reporting And The Need For Transparency – Frank Mollerop (DIERSEN: If I had not been denied my 7th Amendment rights in Diersen v. GAO, I would have presented a jury with many examples in which GAO paid its employees who were female and/or minority who had less work experience, less education, and/or fewer professional certifications and licenses higher salaries than its employees who were male and White.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/01/07/gender-pay-reporting-and-the-need-for-transparency/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2020/01/08/marketing-tips-for-new-cannapreneurs/#33af51782106

MOTLEY FOOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is, Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country.
https://www.fool.com/news/2020/01/07/illinois-reports-nearly-11-million-in-pot-sales-in.aspx

TIMES STANDARD
— This won’t help get you into law school – DENNIS BEAVER (DIERSEN: Back in the 1970s, IRS encouraged its Revenue Officers to take graduate business, accounting, and/or law courses.)
https://www.times-standard.com/2020/01/07/you-and-the-law-this-wont-help-get-you-into-law-school/

NEWSWEEK
— WHAT U.S. STATE POPULATION CHANGES MEAN FOR AMERICAN ELECTIONS – SHANE CROUCHER (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to drive conservatives out of my precinct, out of Wheaton’s West District, out of Wheaton, out of Milton Township, out of DuPage County, and out of Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/us-state-population-electoral-college-2020-census-elections-1481019

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Nikki Haley Calls Democrats Terrorist-Lovers – Ed Kilgore
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/nikki-haley-calls-democrats-terrorist-lovers.html

MICHIGAN LIVE
— OCTOBER 2018 FLASHBACK: Who uses marijuana? A look at the demographics of pot users – Julie Mack (DIERSEN: What percent of pot smokers, booze drinkers, and gamblers are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What percent have severe health, financial, and/or other problems? What percent blame their problems on those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What percent are wards of the state or are on track to becoming wards of the state? I expect that the aforesaid percentages are very high.)
https://www.mlive.com/news/erry-2018/10/8e043e1adb3057/who-uses-marijuana-a-look-at-t.html

January 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/nearly-$32m-of-pot-products-sold-in-ill-on-1st-day;-dispensary-applications-due/5807922/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reveals-first-day-marijuana-sales/2195516/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/entrepreneurs-hope-new-dispensary-licenses-will-benefit-minority-business-owners/2195655/
— Trump, Democratic Presidential Candidates File to Appear on Illinois Ballot
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/trump-democratic-presidential-candidates-file-to-appear-on-illinois-ballot/2195531/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-rakes-in-nearly-3-2m-on-first-day-of-legal-weed-sales

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP congressmen Darin LaHood and Mike Bost with paperwork for Donald Trump first in line as presidential primary candidate filing begins in Springfield – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-period-20200102-atk2hxugwzba3iaytm4vkxejcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-cannabis-story-tl-0109-20200101-bxf7rjpvt5b3znd6h3mzqfkz6y-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-early-days-20200102-trakidlua5hlrcqi753zrk6y4e-story.html
— No, we won’t shut up about the Illinois Exodus. Latest downside: Chicago’s top real estate investors are shopping elsewhere – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-exodus-developers-leaving-chicago-20200102-rgw5eheuhrbcdosj5nohvt5i44-story.html
— Naperville councilman John Krummen, DuPage board member Dawn DeSart holding public forum on suicide awareness – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-community-conversations-suicide-awareness-krummen-desart-st-20200102-mv4mel6rnjbp3pyg7xks7cmjlu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. – Robert Sanchez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/2/21046792/recreational-pot-marijuana-sales-dispensary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/2/21046978/legal-weed-sales-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against those who do not hate Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/2/21046687/mass-shootings-antisemitism-american-politics-s-e-cupp

DAILY HERALD
— Cronin on his ‘frustrating’ year as DuPage County Board chairman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/cronin-on-his-frustrating-year-as-dupage-county-board-chairman
— DuPage sheriff’s office giving car seats to families in need
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/dupage-sheriffs-office-giving-car-seats-to-families-in-need
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-hates, the following do not “belong” anywhere: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/naperville-prayer-event-envisions-world-where-everyone-belongs

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Signs that Biden is Illinois Dems’ establishment bet Party pros seem to be lining up behind the candidate, while the list of delegates for Trump include none of the state’s former GOP governors nor top business leaders active in party politics. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/signs-biden-illinois-dems-establishment-bet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: People with severe health, financial, and/or other problems spend $3.2 million on pot on January 1, 2020.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-legal-weed-tally-32-million-day-one

PEKIN TIMES
— 10 Democrats, President Trump file for Illinois primary – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200102/10-democrats-president-trump-file-for-illinois-primary

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Kewanee Police Department draws first blood for pot enforcement – Susan DeVilder 
https://www.starcourier.com/news/20200102/kpd-draws-first-blood-for-pot-enforcement

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Recreational marijuana purchases should not affect FOID card status, state police say Recreational purchases should not affect FOID card status – Derek Barichello
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/recreational-marijuana-purchases-should-not-affect-foid-card-status-state-police-say/av8hbze/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/customers-line-up-at-collinsville-store-on-day-of-legal/article_2a48ff2d-c20f-54ea-a725-1cc7390e7520.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Activists to hold pro-Trump rally Jan. 11 in Joliet Multiple rallies planned throughout Midwest – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/12/31/activists-to-hold-pro-trump-rally-jan-11-in-joliet/ahz424a/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/sanders-raises-impressive-345m-in-2019s-final-quarter

WQAD
— President Trump officially on Illinois primary ballot – BRODY WOODDELL
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/president-trump-officially-on-illinois-primary-ballot/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democratic Party Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates from McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/democratic-party-presidential-delegate-alternate-candidates-from-mchenry-county/

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data: Record number of Illinoisans leave state as tax base continues to shrink – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-record-number-of-illinoisans-leave-state-as-tax-base-continues-to-shrink-wirepoints-special-report/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Popular Trends Rule Adolescent Desires – Dr. Everett Piper
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/popular-trends-rule-adolescent-desires/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— How the 2020 Census Will Change the U.S. House – Matt Palumbo
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/tag/remap/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Authority and power’: Ilhan Omar and AOC plan to make Progressive Caucus a ‘new kind of centrism’ – Spencer Neale (DIERSEN: Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, RINOs and other conservative-haters falsely paint themselves as being centrists.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-and-aoc-plan-to-make-progressive-caucus-a-new-kind-of-centrism

AMERICAN THINKER
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lose her congressional seat based on all those NYC residents fleeing socialism? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/alexandria_ocasiocortez_to_lose_her_congressional_seat_based_on_all_those_nyc_residents_fleeing_socialism.html
— Unable to find new fake news, Vox editor recycles old fake news – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/unable_to_find_new_fake_news_vox_editor_recycles_old_fake_news.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Nails Reason Pelosi Is Withholding Articles Of Impeachment
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31671

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Teacher’ Is The Most Common Occupation Among Bernie Sanders’s 4th-Quarter Donors – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/02/teacher-bernie-sanders-donors/

NEWSMAX
— Thirteen States Sue Over New Rule to Limit Legal Immigration
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/apnewsalert/2020/01/02/id/928615/

TOWNHALL
Fairfax Virginia Is Now A Marijuana Sanctuary City – Marina Medvin
https://townhall.com/columnists/marinamedvin/2020/01/02/fairfax-virginia-is-now-a-marijuana-sanctuary-city-n2558850

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Administration to Go After States Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-administration-to-go-after-states-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-obtain-drivers-licenses/

SEAN HANNITY
— MEGA MAGA: Trump Campaign Raises $46 MILLION in 4th Quarter, $143 MILLION in 2019
https://hannity.com/media-room/mega-maga-trump-campaign-raises-46-million-in-4th-quarter-143-million-in-2019/

COLLEGE FIX
— How social justice is destroying objectivity, excellence, due process, science — and much more – Heather Mac Donald
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/how-social-justice-is-destroying-objectivity-excellence-due-process-science-and-much-more-speech/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— RNC Chairwoman Knocks NYT Op-Ed Claiming Republican Women Are ‘on the Brink of Extinction’ – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/rnc-chairwoman-knocks-op-ed-republican-women-brink-extinction/?ut

THE HILL
— Ex-Google executive hammers company over diversity – EMILY BIRNBAUM (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what employers I have worked for and organizations that I am/was a member of to promote diversity, that is, to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/476540-ex-google-exec-hammers-company-over-diversity

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 200 Republicans Urge Supreme Court to Weigh Overturning Roe v. Wade Two House Democrats joined them in signing a legal brief in a case that is certain to inject the divisive politics of abortion into the 2020 presidential race. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/us/politics/republicans-abortion-supreme-court.html
— Fourteen Democrats, Three Republicans in U.S. Presidential Race – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/02/us/politics/02reuters-usa-election-2020-candidates.html

REASON
— Although Cannabis Consumers Who Own Firearms Are Federal Felons, Illinois Says They Can Keep Their Guns The Illinois State Police confirms that people who try newly legal marijuana are not considered “unlawful users” of narcotics. – JACOB SULLUM
https://reason.com/2020/01/02/although-cannabis-consumers-who-own-firearms-are-federal-felons-illinois-says-they-can-keep-their-guns/

HR DRIVE
— Ageism — the ‘last acceptable bias’ — is rampant at work, AARP says – Valerie Bolden-Barrett
https://www.hrdive.com/news/ageism-the-last-acceptable-bias-is-rampant-at-work-aarp-says/569649/

LGBTQ NATION
— New Illinois law requires all public single-use restrooms be gender neutral The Equitable Restroom Act mandates that single-occupancy facilities shall be labeled “All-Gender.” – Bil Browning 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/new-illinois-law-requires-public-single-use-restrooms-gender-neutral/

December 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot? 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Submit-Your-Questions_-Ask-Experts-About-Recreational-Cannabis-in-Illinois_Chicago-565893022.html
https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/as-seen-on/cannabis-in-illinois-questions-565863752.html

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want people on welfare to smoke pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?) 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/06/marijuana-legal-illinois-federal-house/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— City Club President Jay Doherty resigns, ‘distraction’ of federal investigation cited FBI agents searched the former ComEd lobbyist’s City Club office in May as part of a broadening corruption investigation. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/6/20999237/city-club-jay-doherty-resigns-chicago-federal-investigation-comed-lobbyist

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana sales backers organizing to counter visible ‘Opt Out’ group in Palatine – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/marijuana-sales-backers-organizing-to-counter-visible-opt-out-group-in-palatine—–
— Plan to allow marijuana sales in unincorporated Lake County delayed – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage video gambling?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191206/plan-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-unincorporated-lake-county-delayed

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— ComEd scandal claims a major civic victim City Club of Chicago parts ways with longtime chief Jay Doherty in the wake of revelations involving a federal probe into the utility’s government lobbying. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/comed-scandal-claims-major-civic-victim
— Mike Madigan’s ComEd windfall For at least five years, the utility and its top execs have hosted an unusual big-bucks fundraiser for the House speaker, who was key to enacting the company’s Springfield agenda. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/mike-madigans-comed-windfall
— Don’t worry, ComEd still has all the juice it needs The investigation-beset utility is still as able as ever to get what it wants out of government. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/dont-worry-comed-still-has-all-juice-it-needs
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/partaking-pot-2020-some-faqs-recreational-cannabis

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout – Jerry Nowicki (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191205/pritzker-stakeholders-talk-next-phases-of-legalized-marijuana-rollout

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ pension debt topped $137 billion in June, a $3.5 billion increase from the previous year. – DOUG FINKE
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/guess-how-much-the-illinois-pension-debt-has-climbed-to/article_9d02881c-76d4-5f85-8792-209b46f04a18.html

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— House Democratic tradition goes by the board Young staffers no longer required to ‘camp out’ in the cold – Rich Miller
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/12/05/house-democratic-tradition-goes-by-the-board/arfc774/

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— The Illinois Tax Man cometh; how should we greet him? – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-the-illinois-tax-man-cometh-how/article_af7e1a98-1875-11ea-97e0-632372ffba61.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Declines to Take Part in ‘Baseless’ House Impeachment Inquiry – AYESHA RASCOE
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-declines-take-part-baseless-house-impeachment-inquiry#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Op-Ed: Progressive tax will lead to capital flight, fewer jobs, stagnant wages – Jared D. Carl
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-progressive-tax-will-lead-to-capital-flight-fewer/article_cd3fdfd4-179a-11ea-916f-dbbfd865dbeb.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cannabis industry job growth expected as Illinois’ medical industry prepares for recreational sales – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/cannabis-industry-job-growth-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares/article_b717607a-1852-11ea-ba02-0fa08c2c2dff.html

WILL COUNTY GAZETTE
— House candidate Tim Baldermann has homestead exemption applied to 3 of his Will County properties; state law allows 1 – W.J. Kennedy
https://willcountygazette.com/stories/520789891-house-candidate-has-homestead-exemption-applied-to-3-of-his-will-county-properties-state-law-allows-1

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases Freedom vs. Socialism Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-freedom-vs-socialism-video/
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Named One of Ten “Majority Makers” & Receives Financial Support and Endorsement from Maverick PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-named-one-of-ten-majority-makers-receives-financial-support-and-endorsement-from-maverick-pac/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— They Were Warned – Kathy Valente (DIERSEN: QUESTION TO ASK CANDIDATES: What have you done and what will you do to discourage the sale and use of pot?)
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/they-were-warned/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Big Marijuana and its foolish proponents easily convinced Illinois state lawmakers that legalization would decrease black market trade and ease the burden on our criminal justice system. IFI warned them that this naive notion was contradicted by the facts, and we shared ample evidence from states that had already approved “recreational” marijuana. The evidence is clear: the black market had been thriving because of legalization. Now we read that the California cannabis industry is in big trouble and want lawmakers to do something about it. What’s their problem? The black market is doing 73 percent of California’s marijuana business – or $8.7 billion. California is considered to be the largest cannabis market in the world. While 2019 is not yet over, it’s estimated that their total marijuana sales will top nearly $12 billion. Yes, the black market is thriving on the left coast, growing by leaps and bounds, and threatening to bury a quasi-legitimate (sic) industry. So much for the influx of revenue they’re anticipating.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP SUBURBAN ORG HOLDS EARLY 2020 PRIMARY STRAW POLL; PICKS BREAK IL GOP MOLD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-suburban-org-holds-early-2020-primary-straw-poll-picks-break-il-gop-mold.html
— IL GOP US SENATE CANDIDATES SPAR OVER IMMIGRATION ISSUE (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/il-gop-us-senate-candidates-spar-over-immigration-issue.html
— CHICK-FIL-A’S SURRENDER WILL ONLY EMPOWER LIBERAL BULLIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/chick-fil-as-surrender-will-only-empower-liberal-bullies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Doherty out at City Club, may have been conduit for 100 ComEd jobs
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/06/doherty-out-at-city-club-may-have-been-conduit-for-100-comed-jobs/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Bloomberg: His news reporters need to accept restrictions – AP (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) bring to the attention of candidates articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails that are critical of those candidates and b) call for those candidates to punish me.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/bloomberg-his-news-reporters-need-to-accept-restri/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg says employees at his news organization need to accept restrictions with their paycheck, including the ban on investigating their boss. Bloomberg, billionaire founder of Bloomberg News, was asked in a CBS News interview about rules put in place when he announced his candidacy: The organization’s reporters are not allowed to probe him and his finances, or any of his Democratic rivals. Bloomberg News says the restriction does not apply to President Donald Trump as the government’s leader. That prompted Trump’s campaign to say it would not allow Bloomberg reporters to cover its events.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— National media isn’t sticking up for press freedom after Pelosi’s blowup at reporter
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/national-media-isnt-sticking-up-for-press-freedom-after-pelosis-blowup-at-reporter

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Vows to Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare to All Illegal Aliens in U.S. – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/06/joe-biden-vows-to-give-taxpayer-funded-obamacare-to-all-illegal-aliens-in-u-s/
— When We Self-Censor on Politics and Religion, the Left Wins – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2019/12/05/rick-manning-when-we-self-censor-on-politics-and-religion-the-left-wins/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Administration Dramatically Increases Immigration Workplace Investigations – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ice-worksite-enforcement-investigations/
— Nancy Pelosi Claimed To ‘Resent’ The Word ‘Hate.’ She Once Said GOP Were ‘Paralyzed With Hatred’ Of Clinton – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
SOCIAL ISS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/nancy-pelosi-hate-catholic-clinton-trump/

GOPUSA
— Democrats’ Diversity — Only in the Back of the Bus – Patrick J. Buchanan
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80740

NEWS BUSTERS
— Acosta What? CNN Lectures Pelosi Doesn’t Want Rudely Shouted Questions! – Alex Christy
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/alex-christy/2019/12/05/cnn-reacts-pelosi-presser-outburst-he-used-work-fox-news
— CNN Liberals ‘Love’ ‘Iconic’ Pelosi Putting Sinclair’s James Rosen ‘In His Place’ – Kristine Marsh
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2019/12/06/cnn-liberals-love-iconic-pelosi-putting-sinclairs-james-rosen-his
— Tapper Refuses to Push Back on Pelosi Dissing Sinclair’s James Rosen as Not a Real Journalist – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2019/12/06/tapper-refuses-push-back-pelosi-dissing-sinclairs-james-rosen-not

TOWNHALL
— The Latest Jobs Report Was Not Kind…to Democrats – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/12/06/maga-bitches-over-250000-jobs-created-in-november-unemployment-rate-dips-again-n2557594

CAMPUS REFORM
— Students want ‘free’ tuition for illegals…but won’t donate their own money – Eduardo Neret (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to provide them and everyone else with “free stuff.”)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14070

WASHINGTON POST
— Do women and people of color running for president get to be as angry as Joe Biden? – Eugene Scott 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/12/06/do-women-people-color-running-president-get-be-angry-joe-biden/
— Wall Street says it cares about diversity. But most big banks won’t share complete workforce data. We asked the 15 largest U.S. banks for workforce race and gender data that they already report to the federal government. Only two shared the full numbers. – Renae Merle and Jena McGregor (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were always under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/12/06/wall-street-says-it-cares-about-diversity-most-big-banks-wont-share-complete-workforce-data/

FORBES
— The Impact Of Unemployment On Male Well-Being – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: I have been underemployed since 1976 and unemployed since 1997.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/06/the-impact-of-unemployment-on-male-wellbeing/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The impact of unemployment on well-being is well documented, although research from a few years ago suggested that it’s “good work” rather than just work that is the key to mental well-being. With the traditional gender roles presenting the role of men as the bread winner for the family, it seems logical that unemployment would pose a particular burden on men, and that was the subject of a recent report from the IZA World of Labor. The report reveals that the number of working-age men outside the labor force is on the rise around the world, with this corresponding with a rise in stress and other mental health issues, including depression and anger. Indeed, male unemployment is also linked to a range of physical health concerns, including suicide and substance abuse that are raising mortality rates across the United States. The researchers believe the issues of male unemployment are strongest among low-skilled labor, with those in work also suffering from declining wages and status. This often ultimately results in men dropping out of the labor force entirely. Many of the issues facing unemployed men revolve around a loss of hope, and such issues were consistent around the world. That many unemployed men resort to opioid abuse merely exacerbates their slide into poor mental well-being. This is often accompanied by marriage failure and a decline in civic or religious participation. One’s social standing was a key factor in this, as the image and self-esteem of many working class men is wrapped up in their hard work ethic, so being unemployed carries considerable stigma.)

GM AUTHORITY
— American Middle Class Is Being Priced Out Of New-Car Market – SAM MCEACHERN (DIERSEN: I bought my first new car in 1966 when I was 17 years old. It was a 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint. I paid for it with money that I had earned and saved washing dishes part-time for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights.) 
http://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/american-middle-class-is-being-priced-out-of-new-car-market/

November 18 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 2 groups push to get more minority business owners involved in Illinois’ recreational marijuana industry – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/business/program-aims-to-get-more-people-of-color-involved-in-illinois-marijuana-industry/5704068/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Who will bear the burden of CTU’s generous new contract? Take a guess. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-teacher-contract-property-taxes-lightfoot-20191118-rukatukbbvgtbnkwooxwouboam-story.html
— Fairer fares for the poor? Advocates want reduced Metra, CTA fares for low-income riders, but the costs would be high for transit agencies. – Mary Wisniewski (DIERSEN: The inevitable extension of this is that the less money that you have, the less money you should have to pay for everything: housing, food, clothing, health care, transportation, education, entertainment, booze, gambling, pot, etc. Of course, the aforesaid discourages people from taking care of their health, complying with laws, getting an education, getting a job, saving for retirement, etc., that is, it discourages individual responsibility, that is, it discourages prosperity.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-transit-low-income-reduced-fare-proposal-20191118-vvy36fecfbcnfngihr2juzs7ge-story.html
— Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role – AP (DIERSEN: What work experience do you tout? I tout the experience that I gained a) working GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $98,198-$127,654/year and b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year. I tout what learned passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my fist attempt. I tout what I learned earning master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance. I tout what I have learned serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor for 19 years.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-buttigieg-military-20191118-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Like candidates from the time of George Washington, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor is leaning hard on his seven-month deployment as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan as a powerful credential. As he does, he walks a narrow path between giving his wartime service its due and overstating it. He is careful not to call himself a combat veteran even as he notes the danger he faced. One of his former competitors for the Democratic nomination, Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, has drawn a sharp contrast between his four combat tours in Iraq and Buttigieg’s service. And a former commanding officer, who said he thinks Buttigieg would be within his rights to say he is a combat veteran, nonetheless questions the use of a rifle in his ads. As support for his campaign grows, Buttigieg can expect more intense scrutiny of his military record in a political climate where military service is far from sacred, as past attacks on the records of Republican John McCain and Democrat John Kerry show.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Reps. Quigley, Krishnamoorthi: Trump impeachment state of play The issue of real-time witness intimidation from President Donald Trump is on the table. Whether this rises to becoming an impeachable offense remains to be seen. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/17/20969903/illinois-reps-quigley-krishnamoorthi-trump-impeachment-hearings-state-of-play

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— The Law Q&A: Legalized marijuana equals workplace buzz – Brett Kepley (DIERSEN: If you are an employee, how stoned will your employer allow its employees to be? If you are a member of an organization, how stoned will your organization allow its members to be? One should expect that Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO employers and organizations will allow their employees and members to be far more stoned than Republican employers and organizations.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/legalized-marijuana-equals-workplace-buzz/article_a6046503-ec80-5879-8f27-b393cda002dc.html
— Democratic donors still ‘feeling the Bern’ in C-U area – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-democratic-donors-still-feeling-the-bern-in-c/article_fb14b6e3-7a92-58d0-8997-370113f17491.html

RIVER CITIES READER
— Illinois Senate President John Cullerton’s Looming Retirement Creates a Vacuum into Which State Senators are Diving – Rich Miller
https://www.rcreader.com/commentary/illinois-senate-president-john-cullerton%E2%80%99s-looming-retirement-creates-vacuum-which-state

WGLT
— McLean County GOP Chair Talks 2020 Elections, Complacency, And Why Trump Has ‘Not Crossed The Line’ – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/gop-chair-talks-2020-elections-complacency-and-why-trump-has-not-crossed-line#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— News Outlets Call University Of Illinois Policy A Reporter Gag Order – VIVIAN MCCALL (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want a gag order on me. They want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the emails, but failing that, they want to stop me from including links in the emails to articles that they did not write or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/news-outlets-call-university-illinois-policy-reporter-gag-order#stream/0

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Illinois Democrat Crime Ring
https://demcorruption.com/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The SPLC Goes After Franklin Graham and IFI – Laurie Higgins (DIERSEN: I should write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that have gone after me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/ifi_news/the-splc-goes-after-franklin-graham-and-ifi/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Liberal judge unjustly rules against pro-life journalist David Daleiden – Rebecca Hagelin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/17/liberal-judge-unjustly-rules-against-pro-life-jour/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Tough Trump asylum policy prompts migrants to enter US and then flee to Canada – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/tough-trump-asylum-policy-prompts-migrants-to-enter-us-and-then-flee-to-canada

BREITBART
— NY Times: Refugees Needed to Fill ‘Void of Cultural Diversity’ in White Towns – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/31/ny-times-refugees-needed-to-fill-void-of-cultural-diversity-in-white-towns/

TOWNHALL
— Are We Headed Toward a Second Civil War? – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2019/11/18/are-we-headed-toward-a-second-civil-war-n2556627

POLITICO
— Don Jr. is on a mission to recruit Trump culture warriors He’s working to translate the combative, anti-liberal MAGA ethos for internet-savvy nonboomers. – TINA NGUYEN
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/17/donald-jr-culture-warrior-trump-071176

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters argue for open borders.
https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2019/11/17/migrants-stuck-in-lawless-limbo-within-sight-of-america/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Iran Blocks Nearly All Internet Access – Farnaz Fassihi (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want to block all internet access except to their Facebook pages.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/17/world/middleeast/iran-protest-rouhani.html
— The White Nationalist Websites Cited by Stephen Miller – Katie Rogers and Jason DeParle (DIERSEN: Sooner or later, the Southern Poverty Law Center blacklists websites that do NOT promote hated 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/2019/11/18/us/politics/stephen-miller-white-nationalism.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats to Israel: Go to Hell – Karol Markowicz
https://nypost.com/2019/11/17/democrats-to-israel-go-to-hell/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Older Workers Have a Big Secret: Their Age Afraid of being rejected by younger managers and colleagues, they hide things that might reveal their true age – Carol Hymowitz (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee, all your superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates know how old you are. Federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should know that their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who are Democrat will use their age against big time if they do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees meet the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/older-workers-have-a-big-secret-their-age-11574046301
— The Revealing Words People Use to Describe Retirement – Joseph F. Coughlin and Chaiwoo Lee
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-revealing-words-people-use-to-describe-retirement-11574046240
— The Best Books About Retirement and Aging of 2019 – Diane Cole
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-best-books-about-retirement-and-aging-of-2019-11573743746
— How to Decide Whether to Move or Stay in Your House in Retirement – Glenn Ruffenach
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-decide-whether-to-move-or-stay-in-your-house-in-retirement-11573745765

FORBES
— Momentum Is Building For Workplace Gender Parity: Here’s Why And How – Kathleen Duffy Ybarra (DIERSEN: How soon will the federal government announce that it will immediately terminate its male employees who fail to make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40? Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2019/11/18/momentum-is-building-for-workplace-gender-parity-heres-why-and-how/

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Cori Schumacher announces candidacy for Carlsbad City Council vacancy – PHIL DIEHL (DIERSEN: What if Wheaton’s recent West District City Council vacancy had been filled by a special election? What if the Daily Herald had published lots of information on the 10 candidates including their demographics, how long they lived in the West District and in Wheaton, their work experience, their education, their professional certifications and licenses, etc.? What if there had been candidate forums?)
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/carlsbad/story/2019-11-12/cori-schumacher-announces-candidacy-for-carlsbad-city-council

NEWSWEEK
— JOE BIDEN COMES OUT AGAINST LEGALIZING WEED, SAYS IT’S POTENTIALLY A ‘GATEWAY DRUG’ — ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ DISAGREES – CHRISTINA ZHAO (DIERSEN: Of course, because of this, those who a) smoked pot, b) smoke pot, c) want to smoke pot, d) want to make money selling pot, and/or d) want government to take in lots of tax revenue from the sale of pot WILL NOT VOTE FOR BIDEN.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-comes-out-against-legalizing-weed-says-its-potentially-gateway-drugalexandria-1472297
— WALMART CHANGES DISABLED WORKERS REASSIGNMENT POLICY AFTER SETTLING DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: While worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, they assigned me to supervise all their disabled employees at one time or another.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/walmart-disabled-worker-lawsuit-eeoc-1472346

AXIOS
— How online ad targeting weaponizes political misinformation – Scott Rosenberg (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. What percent of GOPUSA ILLINOIS email reader are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, rich people, gun owners, German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? What percent of GOPUSA ILLINOIS email reader are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.axios.com/online-ad-targeting-political-misinformation-3fac586c-2412-4c2b-a9c9-cbd2d47de6f8.html

QUARTZ
— The unique role corporations played in the fight for LGBTQ rights – Nick Lehr (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasing. if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, you will not be hired and you will be gotten rid of.)
https://qz.com/work/1749446/the-unique-role-corporations-played-in-the-fight-for-lgbtq-rights/

FED SMITH
— 80% Disparity for Fed Benefits Says Report – Ralph R. Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/11/15/80-disparity-fed-benefits-says-report/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2018 federal workers enjoyed average annual benefits of $41,508, which compared to average benefits in the private sector of just $12,075. That large difference stems from more federal workers receiving certain types of benefits than private workers, and from particular federal benefits being more generous than those provided in the private sector.)

GUARDIAN
— New York Times editor says Trump has put his reporters’ lives at risk Dean Baquet decries abuse of journalists – Jim Waterson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those a) who paint themselves as being spokespersons for the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, etc. and b) who demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/nov/18/new-york-times-editor-says-trump-has-put-his-reporters-lives-at-risk

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”. Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history, said the US president’s history of verbal attacks on journalists such as the New York Times’s political reporter Maggie Haberman was “appalling” and risked having serious consequences. “I think his personal attacks on reporters, including Maggie, are pretty awful and pretty unpresidential,” he said. “I think personal attacks on journalists, when he calls them names, I think he puts their lives at risk. “I think that when he actually calls reporters names, says they’re un-American, says they’re enemies of the people … that phrase has a deep history. I think when he says that, it is an appalling attack on the press.” Baquet’s comments in an interview with the Guardian reflect Trump’s lengthy history of abuse towards journalists in general and the New York Times in particular. They echo comments from the newspaper’s publisher, AG Sulzberger, who has also clashed with Trump over his treatment of the media. Last year Sulzberger said he had told Trump in a meeting that “this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence”.)

November 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois trucker flunked drug test; claims fraud by CBD candy maker – Chuck Goudie and Christine Tressel
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-trucker-flunked-drug-test;-claims-fraud-by-cbd-candy-maker/5674476/

NBC5
— Experts Urge Caution With Cannabis Edibles – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Experts-Urge-Caution-With-Cannabis-Edibles-564532031.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats try to paint Naperville as being racist. Democrats want Naperville to blame Republicans for “incidents over race and ethnicity” in the city. Democrats want Naperville to ban individuals, organizations, companies, and governments 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/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-buffalo-wild-wings-naperville-race-controversies-st-1106-20191105-ha45hcvxorcvvidounred67y6a-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-restaurant-racism-st-1106-20191106-keqlmaf7iveq7ob443j7i7nl7q-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Trump-haters do everything that they can to harm Trump businesses.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-wp-trump-tower-20191105-arjnetoxijdkdkkjzpbiea3i6m-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Waukegan’s mayor breaks tie vote to approve cannabis-dispensary regulations – JIM NEWTON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-cannabis-vote-st-1106-20191105-fp2b5qr2r5cn7inelsiax5ty3u-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin commission signs off on recreational pot rules to regulate marijuana businesses, locations – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-nvs-elgin-pot-rules-planning-zoning-st-1106-20191105-ms4iep3o5zd4zh75dpjjb5epja-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Deerfield votes to allow recreational marijuana sales – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-recreational-marijuana-sales-tl-1114-20191105-uuqukvgyhjbspinm2r3li3ihya-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters and men-haters use Buffalo Wild Wings to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites and males 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.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-buffalo-wild-wings-racism-20191105-ig24zx5gubajzgxverb4perdnu-story.html
— Decline of local journalism is likely increasing voter polarization – DEAN DECHIARO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-2020-journalism-polarization-20191106-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Discrimination not necessarily the root of numerical disparities – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191106/discrimination-not-necessarily-the-root-of-numerical-disparities

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How we feel about weed in the workplace: It’s complicated What you do on your own time is OK, Illinoisans say in a survey. Not so when it comes to work. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: What do you say to people who impair themselves to get high? Sooner or later, those who impair themselves harm themselves and harm everyone around them.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/how-we-feel-about-weed-workplace-its-complicated

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot in Decatur.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/advocates-of-decatur-cannabis-sales-prepare-to-seek-thousands-of/article_47722995-b079-5eba-a307-b424718de93d.html

CHRONICLE ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cash-strapped towns turning to video gaming – Kevin Beese
https://chronicleillinois.com/government/cash-strapped-towns-turning-to-video-gaming/

CENTER SQUARE
— From hacking to social media misinformation, state election officials focus on preventing foreign interference – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all political and government news and commentary is misinformation, except for the political and government news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/from-hacking-to-social-media-misinformation-state-election-officials-focus/article_4e600a0c-fffa-11e9-afc1-67ea138c5f9b.html
— Illinois’ annual pension bill creeps closer to $10 billion, still not close to paying down debt – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-annual-pension-bill-creeps-closer-to-billion-still-not/article_50f00c88-0007-11ea-a4e6-673b65056e82.html

ILLINOIS VALLEY TIMES
— Sen. Rezin wants THC added to Flavored Tobacco Ban Act – Glenn Minnis
https://illinoisvalleytimes.com/stories/519431811-sen-rezin-wants-thc-added-to-flavored-tobacco-ban-act

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter Talking Veterans Issues Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/05/il-14-james-marter-talking-veterans-issues-again/ 
— The McHenry Township GOP’s 14th District Congressional Meet and Greet
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/06/the-mchenry-township-gops-congressional-meet-and-greet/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— ‘One big mushy gray area’ when it comes to Illinois lawmakers cashing in on side deals, good government advocate says – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/519650609-one-big-mushy-gray-area-when-it-comes-to-illinois-lawmakers-cashing-in-on-side-deals-good-government-advocate-says

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett blames Trump for acid attack on Hispanic resident – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/5/tom-barrett-milwaukee-mayor-blames-trump-for-acid-/
— Excerpts: Donald Trump Jr. hammers Dems, media in new book ‘Triggered’
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/5/donald-trump-jr-new-book-triggered-how-the-left-th/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— New research destroys Bernie Sanders’ economic inequality narrative – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-research-destroys-bernie-sanders-economic-inequality-narrative
— In new book, Trump Jr. lists Trump’s top wins, ‘safer, richer’ – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/in-new-book-don-jr-lists-president-trumps-top-wins-safer-richer
— Louisiana governor race heads into the gutter as Democrats invoke David Duke’s name – Quin Hillyer |
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/louisiana-governor-race-heads-into-the-gutter-as-democrats-invoke-david-dukes-name
— Donald Trump Jr. identifies his favorite Democrat: Mitt Romney – Tim Pearce
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/donald-trump-jr-identifies-his-favorite-democrat-mitt-romney

BREITBART
— Chamber of Commerce Backs Farmworker Amnesty but Wants More Migrants and Lower Wages – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: The worse that a job is, the more that employers want amnesty for those who take those jobs. How bad were the jobs that you had? I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/05/chamber-commerce-farmworker-amnesty-more-migrants-lower-wages/
— Trump Launches Campaign to Attract Black Voters – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/11/05/nolte-trump-launches-campaign-to-attract-black-voters/
— Donald Trump, Jr. on ‘Woke Culture’: ‘It’s Never Enough,’ Left Always Pushes For More (DIERSEN: Democrats want 100% of federal employees to be Democrat AND a) minority, b) female, and/or c) younger. RINOs want 100% of Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party members to be RINO AND a) minority, female, and/or younger.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/05/exclusive-donald-trump-jr-on-woke-culture-its-never-enough-left-always-pushes-for-more/

NEWSMAX
— NY Officials Show No Restraint Passing Laws to Attack Christian Values – Maria McFadden Maffucci 
https://www.newsmax.com/mariamcfaddenmaffucci/new-york-city-human-rights-law-cuomo-abortion/2019/11/05/id/940233/
— Impeachment Drama Is Fraught with Traps for Sane Observers – Conrad Black 
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/noonan-gabbard-russian/2019/11/05/id/940290/

TOWNHALL
— Three Cheers for Refugee Reduction – Michelle Malkin (DIERSEN: 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://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/11/06/three-cheers-for-refugee-reduction-n2555982

PJ MEDIA
— The Morning Briefing: Behold the Incredible Triggering Power of the MAGA Hat! – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-morning-briefing-behold-the-incredible-triggering-power-of-the-maga-hat/

FEDERALIST
— Have you seen those ‘Hate has no home here’ signs in your neighborhood? – Michele Blood (DIERSEN: From what I see, those who hypocritically display ‘Hate has no home here’ signs hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/05/in-your-neighborhood-does-love-live-here-or-hate-have-no-home-here/

HOT AIR
— Trump Fans Trying To Make A MAGA Rival To Drudge’s “Left-Wing” Site (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the many GOPUSA ILLINOIS knock-off sites that have come and gone.) 
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/11/trump-fans-trying-make-maga-rival-drudges-left-wing-site/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s unclear how much traffic any of the Drudge knock-off sites are receiving, although none of them appears to be getting anywhere near Drudge’s site, which received more than 80 million visitors in September, according to SimilarWeb figures.)

ONE NEWS NOW
— Hate twists values into imperialism – Chad Groening
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/11/05/hate-twists-values-into-imperialism

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— CNN Blames Trump for Causing Illegal Immigration Crisis – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/cnn-0

NEWS BUSTERS
— Heritage Foundation Duels with YouTube over Censorship – Alexander Hall 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2019/11/05/heritage-foundation-duels-youtube-over-censorship

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Why Illinois’ Government Has Become Predatory and Unjust – Richard Porter
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/11/06/why_illinois_government_has_become_predatory_and_unjust__141668.html
— In ‘Woke’ Era, Is Scandal Coverage Tied to the Accused’s Politics? – Kalev Leetaru
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/11/05/in_woke_era_is_scandal_coverage_tied_to_the_accuseds_politics_141663.html

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Seventh Circuit: ADA Does Not Prohibit Discrimination Based on Future Impairments (DIERSEN: Potential employers knew that my father had type 1 diabetes from age 14 and that he died suddenly of heart failure when he was 47.) 
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/seventh-circuit-ada-does-not-prohibit-discrimination-based-future-impairments

LAWYERS
— Google Employees Face Retaliation For Reporting Harassment – Sidney L. Gold (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government retaliated against me for my reporting political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. In Diersen v. GAO, they successfully hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they did exactly what Democrat politicians wanted them to do.)
https://blogs.lawyers.com/attorney/labor-and-employment/google-employees-face-retaliation-for-reporting-harassment-58834/

THE HILL
— Flyers saying ‘It’s okay to be white’ prompt investigation at Tennessee university – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats want everyone 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. How successful have the Democrats been in getting the leaders of your municipality, your township/ward, and your county to be the aforesaid?) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/469061-flyers-saying-its-okay-to-be-white-prompts-investigation-at
— Trump Jr. says modern Democrats would reject JFK as ‘alt-right neo-Nazi terrorist’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/469071-trump-jr-says-modern-democrats-would-reject-jfk-as-alt-right-neo-nazi
— Trump Jr. knocks Clinton in new book dedicated to ‘DEPLORABLES’ – JESSICA CAMPISI 
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/468966-trump-jr-knocks-clinton-in-new-book-dedicated-to-deplorables

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Jr Claims JFK Wouldn’t Fit in Modern Democratic Party – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/11/05/arts/ap-us-trump-jr-book.html
— ‘Achieving the American Dream’ With a Loan and a Smuggler Poor Guatemalans, desperate to come to the United States, take out loans under false pretenses to finance their journey. The dream is often elusive. – Emily Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/world/americas/guatemala-banrural-immigration-loans.html
— A Sliver of the Electorate Could Decide 2020. Here’s What These Voters Want. A demographically disparate group values both moderation and great change. – Nate Cohn
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/upshot/swing-voters-2020-election.html
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Winchester, Illinois: Farm Country Feeds America. But Just Try Buying Groceries There. An exodus of grocery stores is turning rural towns into food deserts. But some are fighting back by opening their own local markets. – Jack Healy
Nov. 5, 2019 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/us/rural-farm-market.html

NEW YORK POST
— Mexico’s rampaging drug cartels are a huge problem for the United States – Sean Davis
https://nypost.com/2019/11/05/mexicos-rampaging-drug-cartels-are-a-huge-problem-for-the-united-states/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— How the Google walkout transformed tech workers into activists – JOHANA BHUIYAN
https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2019-11-06/google-employee-walkout-tech-industry-activism

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Want do you say to those who hint/imply/argue/shout that men have an unfair advantage in life because they cannot get pregnant?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/11/05/closing-the-gender-wage-gap-may-depend-on-new-fathers-taking-paid-leave/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “TWITTER AND FACEBOOK ARE GLOBAL BULLHORNS FOR TRUMP’S LIES. WE NEED TO BREAK THEM UP.”
https://www.newsweek.com/twitter-facebook-are-global-bullhorns-trumps-lies-we-need-break-them-opinion-1469679

NEWS ONE
— Conservative Trolls Blast Ilhan Omar’s Divorce When Trump Has Been Married 3 Times The MAGA fanatics strike again. – Parker Riley (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who reject the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform are LGBTQers, operatives for LGBTQers, dupes for LGBTQers, have never been married, are divorced, and/or have marital problems.) 
https://newsone.com/3892524/ilhan-omar-trolls-divorce-trump/

October 11 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Activist Judicial Rulings Block the Administration From Enforcing Our Nation’s Immigration Laws
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/activist-judicial-rulings-block-administration-enforcing-nations-immigration-laws/

ABC7
— Notre Dame, University of Michigan to host 2020 presidential debates – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/notre-dame-to-host-1st-debate-in-2020-presidential-race/5611551/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Evelyn Sanguinetti drops congressional bid, setting up potential Sean Casten vs. Jeanne Ives matchup in suburban congressional district – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-evelyn-sanguinetti-sean-casten-20191011-icwlymxvt5gijb6s5ehynvuh7u-story.html
— Crete Democrat Laurie Summers steps down from Will County Board ahead of possible run for coroner – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-laurie-summers-steps-down-st-1013-20191011-23okk7loarhahp5qlgjgmgiasq-story.html
— Legislators send letter to county in support of DuPage probation workers’ demand for pay hike in new contract – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-legislators-back-dupage-probation-pay-hike-st-1013-20191011-6aztgsvyefa7lkrmwum5h5ll6u-story.html
— President Trump may be a Chicago critic, but he’s coming here for a fundraiser Oct. 28 – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-sandoval-search-warrant-lightfoot-cops-streets-spin-20191011-ratvt4kdnbdbtelx54264fyumi-story.html
— ‘We wanted to create a safe space’: Lake Villa addiction-recovery center opens program for LGBTQ community – FRANK S. ABDERHOLDEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lgbtq-only-addiction-treatment-st-1012-20191011-32vd6d3pfzbgpdyspmxh6fvqdi-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago smells like weed. And it’s not even legal yet. – Mary Schmich
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-mary-schmich-illinois-weed-smelly-20191011-xkezbcwfnjcn3nmz37apmxxzeq-story.html
— Notre Dame and University of Michigan among sites of 2020 presidential general election debates – ELAINE CHEN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-presidential-debates-2020-general-election-notre-dame-20191011-wghcxcxhpnaodpeaf27kw2us3y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sanguinetti drops GOP congressional bid: Likely Ives versus Casten super battle in Illinois’ 6th District Former Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti alluded to the tough, scorched-earth campaign the GOP primary was shaping up to be: “Although I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination, if I stayed in the race, the question in my mind is at what cost.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/11/20910284/sanguinetti-congress-sean-casten-election-6th-district-ives
— It’s your job, Illinois, to save the internet Springfield can’t ignore the peril any longer. Legislators had better get to work. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/11/20903264/internet-net-neutrality-illinois-legislature-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Sanguinetti drops out of congressional race for Casten’s seat – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/sanguinetti-drops-out-of-congressional-race-for-castens-seat
— Barrington advisory panel against recreational marijuana sales
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/barrington-advisory-panel-against-recreational-marijuana-sales-
— Tollway official exits abruptly after name surfaces in search warrant His name has surfaced in FBI investigation involving Democratic senator – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/tollway-official-exits-abruptly-after-name-surfaces-in-search-warrant
— McSweeney wants to bring back the death penalty – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191011/mcsweeney-wants-to-bring-back-the-death-penalty

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sanguinetti drops out of GOP race in 6th Congressional District After very weak fundraising, the decision by Rauner’s former running mate clears the field for what could be a wild race next year between Jeanne Ives and Democratic incumbent Sean Casten. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/sanguinetti-drops-out-gop-race-6th-congressional-district
— How long can Illinois let these universities shrink? More than half of Illinois’ state schools are on the ropes enrollment-wise. Meanwhile, the cost of operating them is going up. – Lynne Marek
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/how-long-can-illinois-let-these-universities-shrink

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Sanguinetti abandons Congressional bid in 6th District – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/10/11/sanguinetti-abandons-congressional-bid-in-6th-district/au5l4b8/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Evelyn Sanguinetti drops congressional bid – RICK PEARSON
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/evelyn-sanguinetti-drops-congressional-bid/article_1e0a8cee-37b0-5cd8-97c0-d23e3e369a46.html

WGN TV
— 2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community – AP (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs destroy you if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/10/11/2020-democratic-candidates-pledge-support-to-lgbtq-community/

WQAD
— Princeton plans on placing any cannabis business as far from downtown as possible – MARISSA SULEK
https://wqad.com/2019/10/11/princeton-plans-on-placing-any-cannabis-business-as-far-from-downtown-as-possible/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Receiving Fundraising Help of Two from Florida Congressional Delegation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/il-14-jim-oberweis-receiving-fundraising-help-of-two-from-florida-congressional-delegation/ 
— IL-06: *UPDATE x2* Jeanne Ives Response to Impeachment Inquiry, Radio America and Crain’s Interviews 10/8/19
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-06-jeanne-ives-response-to-impeachment-inquiry-launch-still-relevant-today/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases New Video for Digital Ad Buy
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-new-video-for-digital-ad-buy/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Videos
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/il-14-james-marter-videos/ 
— Deadline for Illinois Integrity Fund to Appeal Appellate Court Decision to Supreme Court Is Early November
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/08/deadline-for-illinois-integrity-fund-to-appeal-appellate-court-decision-to-supreme-court-is-early-november/ 
— Mainly about Politics at the McHenry County Fair – Part 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/mainly-about-politics-at-the-mchenry-county-fair-part-1/ 
— Mainly about Politics at the McHenry County Fair – Part 2
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/10/mainly-about-politics-at-the-mchenry-county-fair-part-2/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Comes Out in Support of Increasing State and Local Taxes (SALT) Deduction Limits
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/10/il-06-jeanne-ives-comes-out-in-support-of-increasing-state-and-local-taxes-salt-deduction-limits/ 
— IL-06: Dr. Jay Kinzler Candidacy Announcement Video
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/il-06-dr-jay-kinzler-candidacy-announcement-video/ 
— State and Local Candidates at the Pro-Life Political Fund Raiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/state-and-local-candidates-at-the-pro-life-political-fund-raiser/ 
— McHenry County Cat Tax Resurfaces, This Time Jack Franks Must Take “Credit” If He Allows a Floor Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/10/09/mchenry-county-cat-tax-resurfaces-this-time-jack-franks-must-take-credit/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Congressional challenger Ives questions Rep. Casten’s town hall meeting policies – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/514176915-congressional-challenger-ives-questions-rep-casten-s-town-hall-meeting-policies

ILLINOIS OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
— CTU Strike Reinforces Need For School Choice
https://illinoisopportunity.org/ctu-strike-reinforces-need-for-school-choice/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ARCHITECT OF ILLINOIS GAS TAX HIKE RESIGNS COMMITTEE CHAIRMANSHIP AMID FEDERAL PROBE – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/architect-of-illinois-gas-tax-hike-resigns-committee-chairmanship-amid-federal-probe/

CAPITOL FAX
— Sanguinetti bows out of congressional race From Evelyn Sanguinetti via a campaign spokesperson… It is with deep regret that I must announce that I have officially decided to end my campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Congress for the 6th Congressional District of Illinois. I want to thank everyone that supported me through volunteering, financial contributions, and words of encouragement and support. I am sorry if this announcement lets you down. Although I firmly believe that I can and will win the nomination if I stayed in the race, the question in my mind is at what cost. There has been enough destruction in the Republican Party from past election cycles, and I choose not to contribute further to it by engaging in a costly and negative campaign against my opponents. I wish the remaining candidates all the best, and I encourage all Republicans to unite behind the eventual nominee for the good of the Party and more importantly the Nation as we continue the fight to stop socialism and to protect the American Dream for future generations.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/11/sanguinetti-bows-out-of-congressional-race/
— Sandoval submitted chairmanship resignation letter *** Sandoval’s chairmanship appears to have been yanked
https://capitolfax.com/2019/10/11/sandovals-chairmanship-appears-to-have-been-yanked/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media Outrage at Trump Evident in Coverage of Minneapolis Rally – Brian McNicoll
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-outrage-at-trump-evident-in-coverage-of-minneapolis-rally/

BREITBART
— Student Covers U. of Wisconsin College GOP Office with Accusations of Bigotry – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/10/11/student-covers-u-of-wisconsin-college-gop-office-with-accusations-of-racism/

DAILY WIRE
— Why Do Political Elites Care More About Turkey’s Border Than They Do About Our Own Border? – Josh Hammer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hammer-why-do-political-elites-care-more-about-turkeys-border-than-they-do-about-our-own-border

DAILY SIGNAL
— Voters Will ‘Send Home’ Lawmakers Who Act to Impeach Trump, House Conservative Says – Rachel del Guidice 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/10/11/voters-will-send-home-lawmakers-who-act-to-impeach-trump-house-conservative-says/

EPOCH TIMES
— Anti-Trump Protesters in Minneapolis Burn American Flag, MAGA Hats – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/anti-trump-protesters-in-minneapolis-burn-american-flag-maga-hats_3113602.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Democrats’ Disastrous CNN LGBT Town Hall – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/10/the-democrats-disastrous-cnn-lgbt-town-hall/

NPR
— Advocates Try To Help Migrants Navigate Trump’s Public Charge Rule – PAM FESSLER
https://www.npr.org/2019/10/11/769109074/advocates-try-to-help-migrants-navigate-trumps-public-charge-rule

FORBES
— Railroaded? U.S. Appeals Court Sets High Bar in Age Discrimination Case – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, constructively, the court ruled that federal employers can take adverse actions against federal employees, including forcing them into early retirement, if those employees are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and they did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/10/11/railroaded-us-appeals-court-sets-high-bar-in-age-discrimination-case/

EDUCATION WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/10/11/10-tips-for-building-a-more-lgbtq-inclusive.html

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Capitalizing on Cannabis – CLARE FITZGERALD
https://www.icpas.org/information/copy-desk/insight/article/fall-2019/capitalizing-on-cannabis