February 24, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Internal DHS analysis warns of threats posed against 2024 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Tom Jones (COMMENT: Remember when Democrat violence canceled Trump’s Chicago rally  in 2016?)
https://abc7chicago.com/dnc-2024-chicago-democratic-national-convention-dhs-security-threats/14462581/
— Judge rules Chicago real estate transfer tax primary ballot question invalid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjlX_m3p8og
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. All those who hired me would have hired illegals instead of me if they could have.
https://abc7chicago.com/migrants-in-chicago-work-permit-authorization-unity-initiative/14462070/
https://abc7chicago.com/videoClip/14462126/
— Allegations of sex abuse or assault against Chicago Public Schools staff are up 12% – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-public-schools-grooming-child-sex-assault-abuse/14462021/

NBC5
— Surveillance video shows Chicago teen, 8 others steal cars worth $583K from Wisconsin dealership. One suspect, a 17-year-old Chicago boy, was arrested Sunday in the southern Wisconsin community of Pleasant Prairie after the stolen vehicle he was driving crashed along Interstate 94. – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-teen-8-others-stole-several-cars-worth-583k-from-wisconsin-luxury-dealership-police-say/3364413/
— Controversial real estate transfer tax removed from primary ballot in Chicago after judge’s ruling
https://www.nbcchicago.com/illinois-election-2024/controversial-real-estate-transfer-tax-removed-from-primary-ballot-in-chicago-after-judges-ruling/3364498/

CBS2
— Judge tosses Chicago referendum on tax hike on sales of million-dollar homes to fight homelessness – Adam Harrington, Todd Feurer, John Odenthal
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/judge-tosses-chicago-referendum-tax-sales-homes-fight-homelessness/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. All those who hired me would have hired illegals instead of me if they could have.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/lack-access-work-permits-migrants-shelters/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FslKOBufrZk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku985cpunqo
— Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard accused of misusing public funds, improperly running charity – Megan Hickey, Alex Ortiz
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/dolton-mayor-charity/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuqt74U2Cxc

WGN RADIO
— Where does Chicago rank among cities with people in financial distress – Brian Althimer (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime.)
https://wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/where-does-chicago-rank-in-cities-with-the-most-people-in-financial-distress/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville councilman Josh McBroom said no one interested in housing migrants but emails show some people did respond. – TESS KENNY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/naperville-councilman-mcbroom-migrant-housing-foi-interest-email/
— Local Russians in exile decry war in Ukraine — and Putin — on invasion’s 2-year anniversary. – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/local-russians-in-exile-decry-war-in-ukraine-and-putin-on-invasions-2-year-anniversary/
— Illinois agrees to tougher oversight of polluters in low-income communities, resolving civil rights complaint about Chicago scrap shredder. – MICHAEL HAWTHORNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/illinois-agrees-to-tougher-oversight-of-polluters-in-low-income-communities-resolving-civil-rights-complaint-about-chicago-scrap-shredder/
— Naperville mansion sells for nearly $8M, making it the suburb’s second-priciest sale in history – BOB GOLDSBOROUGH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/23/naperville-mansion-sells-for-nearly-8m-making-it-the-suburbs-second-priciest-sale-in-history/

DAILY HERALD
— It’s newcomer vs. five-time federal candidate in GOP’s 14th Congressional District contes. – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240223/us-congress-politics/its-newcomer-vs-five-time-federal-candidate-in-gops-14th-congressional-district-contest/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— With IVF under the gun, fertility providers in Illinois face an uncertain future – Jon Asplund
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/alabama-ivf-ruling-creates-uncertain-future-illinois-providers

MADISON RECORD
— Madison County Board passes resolution opposing Illinois’ sanctuary status – Heather Isringhausen Gvillo (COMMENT: Who is leading the effort to get your county to pass such a resolution?)
https://madisonrecord.com/stories/655075553-madison-county-board-passes-resolution-opposing-illinois-sanctuary-status

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Lara Trump Urges RNC to Cover Donald Trump’s Legal Bills, Citing Voter Support – Benzinga
https://pantagraph.com/news/nation-world/government-politics/lara-trump-urges-rnc-to-cover-donald-trumps-legal-bills-citing-voter-support/video_7ff2f17f-968d-540c-9ea1-56de419a6ebf.html

WSIL TV
— Trump says he ‘strongly supports’ IVF and calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect access – AP
https://www.wsiltv.com/news/trump-says-he-strongly-supports-ivf-and-calls-on-alabama-lawmakers-to-protect-access/article_edcf89fe-a58a-5927-8d5e-09a2ff19f36f.html

WAND TV
— Trump tells religious broadcasters he’ll defend Christianity against perceived threats from the left. – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-tells-religious-broadcasters-hell-defend-christianity-against-perceived-threats-from-the-left/article_d74108ec-dd53-5c39-942f-636ecbfb54c1.html
— Trump says he ‘strongly supports’ IVF and calls on Alabama lawmakers to protect access – AP
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/trump-says-he-strongly-supports-ivf-after-alabama-court-ruling-puts-new-pressure-on-republicans/article_6fc5273c-7cc0-5980-9702-b79559ea61e1.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump speaks at Black Conservative Gala ahead of GOP primary – KIMBERLEI DAVIS
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-black-conservative-gala-donald-president-presidential-primary-palmetto-state-columbia-metropolitan-convention-center
— LGBTQ+ rights, abortion & immigration: Trump, Haley’s take on big issues before SC primary – COURTNEY ROWLES, EMMA PARKHOUSE, CONNOR INGALLS and ANDREW JAMES
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/donald-trump-nikki-haley-south-carolina-gop-primary-republican-vote-election-2024-big-issues-abortion-lgbtq-israel-ukraine-war-january-6-immigration-border-patrol

NPR ILLINOIS
— How moving back to the South could give Black Americans’ vote more power – Manoush Zomorodi, Rachel Faulkner White, Sanaz Meshkinpour
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-02-23/how-moving-back-to-the-south-could-give-black-americans-vote-more-power

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— More Trump VP hopefuls speak at CPAC – Justin Kounelias
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/more-trump-vp-hopefuls-speak-at-cpac/
— Rudy Giuliani bankruptcy shows Trump ally drowning in debt – Ella Lee, Zach Schonfeld
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hill-politics/rudy-giuliani-bankruptcy-shows-trump-ally-drowning-in-debt/amp/
— Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-trump-says-his-criminal-indictments-boosted-his-appeal-to-black-voters/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/23/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-40/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Rivian shaping up as another example of why government shouldn’t pick winners and losers – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/rivian-shaping-up-as-another-example-of-why-government-shouldnt-pick-winners-and-losers-wirepoints/
— Wirepoints and Jeff Daly of WZUS run through everything you need to know about Illinois’ 2025 budget
https://wirepoints.org/wirepoints-and-jeff-daly-of-wzus-run-through-everything-you-need-to-know-about-illinois-2025-budget/

CHAMBANA SUN
— Illinois Governor Proposes $1 Billion in Tax Increases for Migrant Crisis Expenses
https://chambanasun.com/stories/655077460-illinois-governor-proposes-1-billion-in-tax-increases-for-migrant-crisis-expenses

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS’ REAL ‘STATE OF THE STATE’ – Paul Vallas
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/paul-vallas-illinois-real-state-of-the-state/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MAY 30, 2023 FLASHBACK: Don Tracy, IL GOP Leaders Endorsed a Pro-Choice, Pro-Same Sex Marriage, Pro-Transgender Candidate (Bob Fioretti) Who Voted for Barack Obama, Violating GOP Party Platform
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2023/05/don-tracy-il-gop-leaders-endorsed-a-pro-choice-pro-same-sex-marriage-pro-transgender-candidate-who-voted-for-barack-obama-violating-gop-party-platform.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Hispanic Democrat lawmakers blast Biden over embrace of Trump solutions for asylum, border – Mallory Wilson and Stephen Dinan (COMMENT: Hispanic Democrat lawmakers want to flood America with Hispanics.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/23/hispanic-democrat-lawmakers-blast-biden-over-embra/
— Mike Pompeo is obvious and best choice for Trump’s running mate – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/23/mike-pompeo-is-obvious-and-best-choice-for-trumps-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Chicago skips crime and school issues to kick police out of schools – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2873445/chicago-skips-crime-and-school-issues-to-kick-police-out-of-schools/
— CPAC 2024: Kristi Noem says Biden could reverse border crisis ‘within 24 hours’ – Julia Johnson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2873048/cpac-2024-kristi-noem-biden-could-reverse-border-crisis-24-hours/
— Stephen Miller: ‘Seal the border, deport all the illegals’ – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-secrets/2870904/stephen-miller-seal-the-border-deport-all-the-illegals/
— Passengers getting bumped from flights for asylum-seekers – Luke Gentile
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2870559/passengers-getting-bumped-flights-asylum-seekers-report/
— CPAC 2024: Kristi Noem says ‘I know I could’ help Trump win as his vice presidential choice – Julia Johnson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2872162/cpac-2024-kristi-noem-help-trump-vp-choice/
— CPAC 2024: Trump fans dish on vice presidential favorites at confab of MAGA faithful – David Sivak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2870247/cpac-2024-trump-vice-president-straw-poll/
— CPAC 2024: Megyn Kelly calls on parents to fight against child gender transitions – Julia Johnson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2874721/cpac-2024-megyn-kelly-child-gender-transitions/
— CPAC 2024: Once a Republican bastion, annual gathering brings fringe movement to the mainstream – Cami Mondeaux
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2873188/cpac-2024-republican-bastion-fringe-movement-mainstream/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden’s Approval on Immigration Reaches New Low – Matthew Xiao
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/bidens-approval-on-immigration-reaches-new-low-poll/
— California Reparations Bill Would Require State Licensing Boards To Favor Black Applicants – Charles Hilu (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office 1980-1997, I was the office’s only licensed CPA. Not only were those promoted over me not licensed CPAs, they had no professional certification or fewer than I had, they had less education than I had, and/or they had less work experience than I had. They all were Democrat DEI hires.)
https://freebeacon.com/california/california-reparations-bill-would-require-state-licensing-boards-to-favor-black-applicants/
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 82)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-82/

NEW YORK POST
— Ex-Google exec claims he was denied promotion by woke tech firm because he’s a white man – Ariel Zilber
https://nypost.com/2024/02/23/business/ex-google-exec-claims-he-was-denied-promotion-by-woke-tech-firm-because-hes-a-white-man/

AMAC
— How should American lawmakers react to the Biden administration’s orders giving illegal immigrants a pathway to vote in our elections? (COMMENT: Absolutely NO!)
https://amac.us/poll/how-should-american-lawmakers-react-to-the-biden-administrations-orders-giving-illegal-immigrants-a-pathway-to-vote-in-our-elections/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Court Strikes Down New York City Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote
https://amgreatness.com/2024/02/23/court-strikes-down-new-york-city-law-allowing-illegal-aliens-to-vote/

AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO
— Is Your Church Woke? And Why Do You Owe It to God to Leave If They Are. – ALEX MCFARLAND
https://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2024/02/is-your-church-woke/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Texas’s Ken Paxton takes on the open-borders NGO juggernaut – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/texass_ken_paxton_takes_on_the_openborders_ngo_juggernaut.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— AOC latest squad member to turn on Biden for doing Trump ‘impressions’ – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/23/aoc-latest-squad-member-to-turn-on-biden-for-doing-trump-impressions-1439452/

BREITBART
— NGO Smuggles Migrants Away from Border Before Federal Inspection – Rep. Tom Tiffany
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2024/02/23/rep-tom-tiffany-ngo-smuggles-migrants-away-from-border-before-federal-inspection/

COLLEGE FIX
— White supremacy goes back to ‘early church’: Oxford professor – MICAIAH BILGER (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/white-supremacy-goes-back-to-early-church-oxford-professor/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The most egregious thing that we have to wrestle with is the normalization of white supremacy,” Reddie said. Although Christianity “was created as a movement for those who are marginalized and oppressed,” he said white leaders quickly began using the religion as a weapon to seize land and oppress other cultures. Reddie traced the distortion back to the early Christians who blamed the Jews for killing Jesus, instead of Roman leader Pontius Pilate, according to the report. “Pilate represents white supremacy, and white supremacy now becomes normalized and effectively becomes the religion of Jesus, the religion of God,” the professor said. As time went on, more and more people began to believe Jesus was a white European, like them, Reddie said.
Baptist News Global reports: That’s why few white Christians flinched at the claim that Jesus called European and American Christians to travel the globe to oppress brown- and Black-skinned people, he said, explaining that a Christianity suffused with white supremacy enabled plantation owners in the American South to see no contradiction between their faith and owning other human beings. “They saw people who are other as inferior and that it was OK to kill or enslave them for their own good.” Those attitudes clearly continue to exist and in the U.S. are evident in the rise of Trumpism, the British scholar said. Because white supremacy has been connected with Christianity for so long, he said it has “distorted the very fabric of what we call Christianity and the nature of church.” The Baylor conference is part of a “three-year sequences of programs on confronting racism in the white church and seeking God’s justice,” according to the event website. More than a dozen pastors, theologians, and Christian leaders participated. Baylor is a private, Protestant Christian university in Texas. Earlier this year, a Catholic university professor also linked white supremacy with the early Christian church in a new book, “Christian Supremacy.” The author, Fordham University Professor Magda Teter, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that white supremacists’ ideology “is rooted in Christian ideas of social and religious hierarchy.”)

DAILY SIGNAL
— Under Biden, US Failing to Push Latin American Nations to Stem Illegal Immigration – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/23/under-biden-us-failing-push-latin-american-nations-stem-illegal-immigration-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Illinois Dem Gov Says He Didn’t Ask For ‘Crisis’ Of Immigrants. Look What He Stated In 2021. – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/illinois-dem-gov-says-he-didnt-ask-for-crisis-of-immigrants-look-what-he-stated-in-2021
— Biden Prepares Basement For Reelection Campaign. – Andrew Klavan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-prepares-basement-for-reelection-campaign
— Microsoft Brags That It Pays White Employees Less Than Non-White Employees Despite ‘Same Job Title’ The admission came in the company’s diversity report, which hones in on a “pay equity” initiative. – Spencer Lindquist
https://www.dailywire.com/news/microsoft-brags-that-it-pays-white-employees-less-than-non-white-employees-despite-same-job-title

EPOCH TIMES
— Jury Finds NRA Head Wayne Pierre Liable, Must Pay $4.3 Million in Damages. The jury found that LaPierre misused charitable funds on a lavish lifestyle. – Caden Pearson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/jury-finds-nra-head-wayne-pierre-liable-must-pay-4-3-million-in-damages-5594053

FOX NEWS
— AOC heckled in town hall: ‘all you care about is illegal aliens’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6347476464112
— Sen. Tom Cotton torches Google AI system as ‘racist, preposterously woke, Hamas-sympathizing’ – Jamie Joseph
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-tom-cotton-torches-google-ai-system-as-racist-preposterously-woke-hamas-sympathizing

GOPUSA
— While Biden Pushes Ukraine To Fight, He Demands Israel Surrender
https://www.gopusa.com/while-biden-pushes-ukraine-to-fight-he-demands-israel-surrender/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Texas AG Ken Paxton sues Catholic NGO, accuses the ‘charity’ of engaging in human trafficking at the border – Pat Droney
https://lawenforcementtoday.com/texas-ag-ken-paxton-sues-catholic-ngo-accuses-the-charity-of-engaging-in-human-trafficking-at-the-border

MRC TV
— Border Patrol Encounters Plummet in Gov. Abbott’s Texas, Surge in Newsom’s California, Hobbs’ Arizona – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/border-patrol-encounters-plummet-gov-abbotts-texas-surge-newsoms-california
— Illegal Aliens Unleashed onto the Streets of San Diego by Border Patrol – CRAIG BANNISTER
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/craig-bannister/illegal-aliens-unleashed-streets-san-diego-border-patrol

NEWS BUSTERS
— GOP Attorney General on Biden’s FAA ‘Making Passenger Safety Take a Back Seat to Diversity’ – Tom Olohan
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/tom-olohan/2024/02/23/watch-gop-attorney-general-bidens-faa-making-passenger-safety
— Hostin Conspiracy: GOP Only Support IVF to Stave Off White Replacement – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2024/02/23/hostin-conspiracy-gop-only-support-ivf-stave-white
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Good things don’t last long on ABC’s The View. After defending embryos as children earlier in the week, staunchly racist and anti-Semitic co-host Sunny Hostin (the descendant of slave owners) found her angle of attack against Republicans on Friday, in the wake of an Alabama Supreme Court ruling on in vitro fertilization. According to her, the only reason Republicans were now coming out in defense of IVF was because it was how they planned to stave off white people being replaced by minorities. “On the one hand, they want you to not have an abortion and then they also don’t want you to have more children. Make up your minds. Whatever that means,” Friday moderator Joy Behar kvetched, keeping with the narrative that the GOP was trying to stop people from using IVF, for some reason. Before cracking open the lid on her crazy conspiracy theory, Hostin suggested she was on the trail of something major. “I think they do want you to have more children and they just not saying the quiet part out loud,” she teased. “Which is, multicultural Americans are going to become the majority population by 2050,” she began to unwind her crazy. “By 2050, the Hispanic Americans are expected to have the most population growth, an increase of about six percent, while the white population is expected to decrease by about 11 percent. At this time, the birth rate for white Americans in this country has been falling since the great recession and it’s dropped almost 23 percent between 2007 and 2022.”)

NEWSMAX
— Trump Strongly Supports IVF After Alabama Court Ruling
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-ivf-abortion/2024/02/23/id/1154747/

TOWNHALL
— There Are More Illegal Migrants in the U.S. Than the Population of 36 States. – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect those millions of illegals to use their false identifications to vote for Biden and for the rest of the Democrat candidates.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/23/there-are-more-illegal-migrants-in-the-us-than-the-population-of-36-states-n2635643
— Nikki Haley Says America Will Have a ‘Female President’ in 2024, Either Her or Kamala Harris – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/02/23/nikki-haley-kamala-harris-remark-n2635655
— Newsom Blames Republicans After Border Patrol Releases Hundreds of Illegal Aliens In San Diego – Sarah Arnold (COMMENT: I should write a book about those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/23/san-diego-migrant-center-closes-after-aliens-are-mass-released-in-california-n2635657
— Don’t Want to Pay for Health Care or Groceries? Then Don’t. Pretend to Be an Illegal Alien Instead. – Carolyn Phippen (COMMENT: What percent of those in your hospital’s emergency room are illegals?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/carolyn-phippen/2024/02/24/dont-want-to-pay-for-health-care-or-groceries-then-dont-pretend-to-be-an-illegal-alien-instead-n2635661
— Woke Google AI Erases U.S. History – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/23/google-ai-erases-us-history-n2635631

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Trump supporters turn out in force at CPAC
https://thehill.com/video/trump-supporters-turn-out-in-force-at-cpac/9458431/

CBS NEWS
— Potential Trump VP picks speaking at CPAC
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/potential-trump-vp-picks-speaking-at-cpac/

CBS NEWS & FOX NEW YORK
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/staten-island-to-hold-st-patricks-day-parade-welcoming-lgbtq-groups-for-the-first-time/
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/dozens-gather-at-state-capitol-in-support-of-legislation-focused-on-supporting-lgbtq-community/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AIhxiycXmo
https://www.fox5ny.com/news/staten-island-st-patricks-day-parade-lgbtq

MSN
— MAGA fans predict who will be Trump’s VP: Daily Mail asks CPAC attendees if Tulsi Gabbard, Kristi Noem, Ben Carson, Elise Stefanik should be at the top of his running mate shortlist.
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/maga-fans-predict-who-will-be-trump-s-vp-daily-mail-asks-cpac-attendees-if-tulsi-gabbard-kristi-noem-ben-carson-elise-stefanik-should-be-at-the-top-of-his-running-mate-shortlist/ar-BB1iMvR7

MSNBC
— To get votes from voters who are liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time, Democrat and RINO candidates ever-increasingly demonize, denigrate, and condemn voters who are conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyuhk7V8wCo

NEWSWEEK
— California’s Gen Z, Millennials Sour on Benefits of Migrants – Nick Mordowanec
https://www.newsweek.com/california-gen-z-millennials-migrants-burden-survey-1872848

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden Tries to Flip the Politics of Immigration. – Michael D. Shear (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders falsely argue that Republican leaders tanked “the border restrictions they have demanded for years.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/23/us/politics/biden-immigration-executive-action.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden’s Student Loan Boast: The Supreme Court ‘Didn’t Stop Me’ The President ignores the law again as he forgives more student debt. The total is now $138 billion and counting. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-student-debt-forgiveness-supreme-court-0c5204fe
— How Trump Turned Conservatives Against Helping Ukraine. GOP’s transformation is on full display at CPAC gathering: ‘The war is the fault of the U.S.’ – Molly Ball (COMMENT: Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if Trump had been President.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/how-trump-turned-conservatives-against-helping-ukraine-d9f75b3b
— Blue-State Residents Streamed Into South Carolina. Here’s Why It Stayed Ruby Red. Conservatives who leave Democratic states are often looking for a politically favorable new home. – Eliza Collins, Paul Overberg, and Anthony DeBarros
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/blue-state-residents-streamed-into-south-carolina-heres-why-it-stayed-ruby-red-a049c74c
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “People do look for their own cohorts,” said Paul Westcott, L2’s executive vice president. In South Carolina, he said, “People see a lower cost of living, lower taxes, and are looking for that cohort that matches their own. Maybe they’re not thinking about it consciously, but they are finding themselves among other conservatives there.”)

JOURNAL
— The harm of illegal immigration – Joseph de Soto
https://www.journal-news.net/the-harm-of-illegal-immigration/article_c9808989-5d8e-523e-9930-014905502d12.html

EURASIA REVIEW
— Welfare For Migrants Ensures The Border Crisis Will Continue – Ryan McMaken
https://www.eurasiareview.com/24022024-welfare-for-migrants-ensures-the-border-crisis-will-continue-oped/

INDEPENDENT
— Nikki Haley calls Congress ‘most privileged nursing home in the country’
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/nikki-haley-trump-south-carolina-biden-b2501677.html

BNN
— At CPAC, Trump Supporters Forecast a ‘Civil War’ if Election Loss Occurs
https://bnnbreaking.com/politics/at-cpac-trump-supporters-forecast-a-civil-war-if-election-loss-occurs

February 12, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

DAILY HERALD
— Both parties agree immigration policy failing – Tonia Khouri, Naperville Township Republican Organization Chairman
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240211/letters-to-the-editor/both-parties-agree-immigration-policy-failing/
(FROM THE LETTER: The crisis at our southern border is being politicized by the media to further the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats. Both parties agree the anonymous uncontrolled mass entry of millions of migrants is adversely affecting states, counties, cities and local communities, posing a growing risk of enduring consequences. As a nation proud of its immigrant heritage, Naperville Township values diversity and espouses generosity towards charity and helping those in need. For 3 years the Biden Administration’s border policy has negligently overlooked the surge of migrants. Bipartisan concerns have fallen on deaf ears of state and federal leadership. In these challenging economic conditions, taxpayers can’t afford the unsustainable financial burden and unintended consequences we will face due to the influx of migrants. The challenges posed by the influx of migrants remain unaddressed, with no viable solutions or responses in sight: How do you expect educators to run their classrooms when overwhelmed with an influx of migrant children with different languages and backgrounds who are required to be educated without any additional resources? How do you expect medical providers to continue the quality, cost and availability of care that our community relies upon when healthcare must account for an enormous influx of migrants into our local healthcare system? How can our elected officials guarantee our safety when additional strain is placed on law enforcement and judicial system by this influx of migrants without support? Our responsibility to stand up for the well-being and future of our children, as well as the community, transcends political boundaries. Republicans and Democrats unite in acknowledging the failure of the Biden border policy. We endorse Republican candidates who offer practical solutions and seek lasting resolutions that protect our communities instead of jeopardizing them further.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— You can thank a German immigrant for the start of the Naperville Public Library – STEVE METSCH and ANDREA FIELD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/08/the-way-we-were-you-can-thank-a-german-immigrant-for-the-start-of-the-naperville-public-library/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Naperville Public Library has a rich history helped in large part by the generosity of James L. Nichols. Nichols, born in Germany in 1851, spoke his native tongue until age 12. He learned to speak English after he and his parents moved to America, living first in Albany, New York, and then moving to Illinois. Nichols earned a certificate to teach at a country district school by age 18, and later moved to Naperville in 1876 when he was 25. He graduated from North-Western College — now known as North Central College — in 1880. In 1882, Nichols was appointed chair of the college’s commerce department and four years later he published a textbook called “The Business Guide.” A huge success, his book had sold 3 million copies by 1917. In 1891, he left higher education to focus on running his publishing company, J.L. Nichols & Co. Nichols was just 44 when he died Aug. 18, 1895, but what he left in his last will and testament had a lasting impact on his adopted hometown. Nichols bequeathed $10,000 to the city of Naperville for the establishment of a library with the requirements that the city maintain it, supply its materials and provide employees for its continual use.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker’s political future may hinge on 2024 DNC
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-daily-gist/pritzkers-political-future-may-hinge-2024-dnc

SAINT LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Missouri legalized recreational marijuana a year ago. What’s that mean for the Metro East? – Will Bauer
https://www.stlpr.org/economy-business/2024-02-07/missouri-legalized-recreational-marijuana-a-year-ago-whats-that-mean-for-the-metro-east

DEPAULIA
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more abortion.
https://depauliaonline.com/68225/news/biden-rolls-out-new-reproductive-guidelines-on-the-51st-anniversary-of-roe-v-wade/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— When moving, most people say ‘I want a good job, I want my kids to do well’ and that’s just not what Illinois offers anymore
https://wirepoints.org/when-moving-most-people-say-i-want-a-good-job-i-want-my-kids-to-do-well-and-thats-just-not-what-illinois-offers-anymore-wirepoints-on-with-jeff-daly-of-wzus-decatur-radio/

SOUTHLAND JOURNAL
— Local Black Business Organization Stands Against ‘Bring Chicago Home” Referendum
https://thesouthlandjournal.com/local-black-business-organization-stands-against-bring-chicago-home-referendum/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Developer says banning single-family zoning in Illinois would end ‘American Dream’ – Catrina Petersen
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_3485140e-c799-11ee-9495-df03544a0663.html
— State Rep. Dan Ugaste, R-Geneva, urges Illinois’ school choice program be reinstated – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_ff8845d4-c782-11ee-bc70-77c8f85f375b.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Poll: 86% of voters say Biden ‘too old’ to serve second term – Ramsey Touchberry (COMMENT: Health should be the issue, not age.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/11/abc-newsipsos-poll-86-of-voters-say-joe-biden-too-/
— DHS Secretary Mayorkas on border crisis: ‘We don’t bear responsibility for a broken system’ – Ramsey Touchberry
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/11/alejandro-mayorkas-we-dont-bear-responsibility-for/
— Marriage is the glue that holds society together – Don Feder
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/11/valentine-to-future-marriage-is-glue-that-holds-so/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mayorkas denies ‘responsibility for broken system’ at border – Jenny Goldsberry
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/immigration/2849563/mayorkas-denies-responsibility-for-broken-system-at-border/

NEW YORK POST
— Now it’s free cash: Hochul and Adams’ never-ending migrant-money spigot – Nicole Gelinas
https://nypost.com/2024/02/11/opinion/hochul-and-adams-never-ending-migrant-money-spigot/
— Biden defends Nikki Haley from Trump jab on her deployed husband’s whereabouts – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2024/02/11/news/biden-defends-nikki-haley-from-trump-jab-on-her-deployed-husbands-whereabouts/
— How Joe Biden can save his old-man image – James Bovard
https://nypost.com/2024/02/11/opinion/how-joe-biden-can-save-his-old-man-image/
— Whopping 86% of voters feel Biden is too old to finish another term – Ryan King (COMMENT: The issue should be Biden’s health, not his age.)
https://nypost.com/2024/02/11/news/whopping-86-of-voters-feel-biden-is-too-old-to-finish-another-term-poll/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Base it on merit – that’s the point at West Point – Chad Groening (COMMENT: My critics/opponents promote race and gender based preference giving, that is, they promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://afn.net/national-security/2024/02/12/maginnis-base-it-on-merit-that-s-the-point-at-west-point/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Respect for Authorities ‘Died Suddenly’ – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/02/respect_for_authorities_died_suddenly.html
— I never thought I’d see – Blaine L. Pardoe
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/i_never_thought_id_see.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I never thought I’d see….America in another Cold War with Russia. Cities ignore the law under the label of “Sanctuary Cities,” then complain when illegal immigrants are sent there. Government officials conspiring with Big Tech to censor millions of Americans online. The Federal government human trafficking over a million illegal and undocumented people a year. A President who took deliberate actions to make the southern border weaker.
Congress and the media labeling a protest as an “insurrection” while calling actual riots, “peaceful protests.” The American people turning a blind eye to a President who clearly is suffering from dementia and pretending that everything is all right.)

AMERICAN WIRE NEWS
— Chaos, uncertainty loom as Chicago set to evict 13K illegal immigrants from shelters – Kevin Haggerty|
https://americanwirenews.com/chaos-uncertainty-loom-as-chicago-set-to-evict-13k-illegal-immigrants-from-shelters/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Chaos, uncertainty loom as Chicago set to evict 13K illegal immigrants from shelters – Kevin Haggerty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/chaos-uncertainty-loom-as-chicago-set-to-evict-13k-illegal-immigrants-from-shelters-1436165/
— ‘Hey NFL, the United States only has one National Anthem’ – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/hey-nfl-the-united-states-only-has-one-national-anthem-1436188/
— Denver mayor cuts $5M from public services to pay for illegal immigrants, faults GOP, Donald Trump – Melissa Fine
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/denver-mayor-cuts-5m-from-public-services-to-pay-for-illegal-immigrants-faults-gop-donald-trump-1436120/
— Democrat cries foul over Hochul’s ‘endless handouts’ to illegal aliens: ‘It’s time to end this madness’ – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/democrat-cries-foul-over-hochuls-endless-handouts-to-illegal-aliens-its-time-to-end-this-madness-1436139/
— ‘Political retaliation’: San Fran teacher who exposed ‘Woke Kindergarten’ program put on leave. – Melissa Fine (COMMENT: I should write a book about the many/big adverse actions that have been taken against me because I promote conservative principles.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/political-retaliation-san-fran-teacher-who-exposed-woke-kindergarten-program-put-on-leave-1436024/
— Obama’s WH physician says special counsel report shows Biden has ‘serious issues’ – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/obamas-wh-physician-says-special-counsel-report-shows-biden-has-serious-issues-1436114/
— UCSF Black History Month ‘Diagnosing Whiteness’ lecture claims ‘whites are psychopaths’ – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/11/ucsf-black-history-month-diagnosing-whiteness-lecture-claims-whites-are-psychopaths-1436066/

BREITBART
— Democrat Mayor of Sanctuary City Denver Cuts Services for Americans, Blames Trump – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2024/02/11/colorados-sanctuary-city-mayor-cuts-services-americans-blames-trump/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Kansas considers bill to end mandatory DEI statements in higher ed – Patrick McDonald (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly destroy you if you do not promote DEI, that is, if you do not help them destroy Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.campusreform.org/article/kansas-considers-bill-to-end-mandatory-dei-statements-in-higher-ed-/24820

COLLEGE FIX
— Johns Hopkins University swaps ‘citizenship’ study with focus on ‘colonialism’ – JENNIFER KABBANY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/johns-hopkins-university-swaps-citizenship-study-with-focus-on-colonialism/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Teacher Who Criticized ‘Woke Kindergarten’ Put on Leave by School District – Brandon Poulter (COMMENT: I should write a book about the many/big adverse actions that have been taken against me because I promote conservative principles.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/11/teacher-who-criticized-woke-kindergarten-put-on-leave-by-school-district/

DAILY WIRE
— Mayorkas Claims He And Biden ‘Don’t Bear Responsibility’ For Border Crisis
https://www.dailywire.com/news/mayorkas-claims-he-and-biden-dont-bear-responsibility-for-border-crisis-wont-say-he-deserves-to-keep-job
— Nikki Haley Commits To Taking Mental Competency Test, Calls On Trump, Biden To Take One
https://www.dailywire.com/news/nikki-haley-commits-to-taking-mental-competency-test-calls-on-trump-biden-to-take-one

FOX NEWS
— Biden’s age, mental acuity impacting election chances becomes media focus after tough special counsel report. Left-leaning news organization and liberal pundits have put a spotlight on Biden’s advanced age. – Brian Flood, David Rutz (COMMENT: The issue should be Biden’s health, not his age.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/bidens-age-mental-acuity-impacting-election-chances-becomes-media-focus-after-tough-special-counsel-report
— Why Biden’s anger and defensiveness inflamed anxiety about his memory issues. A majority of Democrats are questioning Biden’s fitness for the job. – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/why-bidens-anger-defensiveness-inflamed-anxiety-his-memory-issues
— Haley calls for ‘diminished’ Biden, Trump to take mental acuity tests. Haley says she’d have ‘no problem’ taking cognitive test herself. – Stephen Sorace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/haley-calls-diminished-biden-trump-take-mental-acuity-tests
— Legal experts question if Biden is ‘using all of the resources at his disposal’ in light of failed border bill. Legal experts weigh in on whether the Biden administration is ‘flouting’ US immigration law. – Brianna Herlihy
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/legal-experts-question-biden-using-all-resources-his-disposal-light-failed-border-bill
— University of California campuses see dramatic rise in students identifying as transgender or non-binary. Gender non-conforming, non-binary and transgender students have tripled over the last four years. – Nikolas Lanum
https://www.foxnews.com/media/university-california-campuses-dramatic-rise-students-identifying-transgender-non-binary
— Chinese migrant says TikTok helped her to know where to cross the US southern border. TikTok is purportedly circulating content of instructions on how to get into the U.S. illegally. – Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chinese-migrant-says-tiktok-helped-know-where-cross-us-southern-border
— Chinese migrants are fastest growing group to illegally enter U.S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXr38ZpzomM

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Sunny Hostin, Race-Obsessed Host of ‘The View,’ Learns She is Descended From Slave Owners – Mike LaChance (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they were never in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/02/sunny-hostin-race-obsessed-host-of-the-view-learns-she-is-descended-from-slave-owners/

PARADISE
— Elon Musk says Biden opened border to keep Democrats in power
https://theparadise.ng/24336/elon-musk-says-biden-opened-border-to-keep-democrats-in-power/

PJ MEDIA
— Eviction Clock Is Ticking for Migrants in Chicago – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/02/11/eviction-clock-is-ticking-for-migrants-in-chicago-as-mayor-johnson-panics-n4926343

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— DHS Secretary Mayorkas On Border Crisis: “We Don’t Bear Responsibility For A Broken System” – Tim Hains
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2024/02/11/dhs_secretary_mayorkas_on_border_crisis_we_dont_bear_responsibility_for_a_broken_system.html

TOWNHALL
— Crime Caused by Illegal Migrants Skyrocket Thanks to Joe Biden – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/11/illegal-migrant-arrested-after-allegedly-shooting-tourist-in-nyc-n2635078
— Border Czar Mayorkas Blames Congress for Immigration Crisis. – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/11/border-czar-mayorkas-blames-congress-for-immigration-crisis-n2635102

ZERO HEDGE
— Gaslight Supreme: Mayorkas Says “We Don’t Bear Responsibility” For Border Crisis – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/gaslight-supreme-mayorkas-says-we-dont-bear-responsibility-border-crisis

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— To get votes from those who have demographics that vote for Democrat candidates, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who have demographics that vote for Democrat candidates. I should write a book about those RINOs and their preference giving in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. Demographics that vote for Democrat candidates include: liberal/moderate, minority, female, younger, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.
https://www.ourmidland.com/news/politics/article/republicans-work-to-recruit-female-minority-18662293.php

CNN
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote Haley.
https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/11/politics/nikki-haley-immigration-policy/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders use illegals to destroy Denver’s schools. How soon, if not already, will Democrat and RINO leaders use illegals to destroy the schools in your school district?
https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/video/migrant-crisis-in-colorado-is-now-affecting-enrollment-in-denver-schools-go-behind-the-story/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/11/us/politics/trump-taylor-swift-travis-kelce.html
— A Biden promoter says “Biden Seems Forgetful, but That Doesn’t Mean He Is Forgetting.” Putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters together reminds me of the many big adverse actions that my critics/opponents have taken against me. I should write a book about my biggest critics/opponents the biggest adverse actions that they have taken against me.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/12/opinion/neuroscientist-on-biden-age-memory.html

USA TODAY
— Older workers find a less tolerant workplace: Why many say age discrimination abounds. – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: I have fought age discrimination since 1974 when I was 25 years old.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/02/11/older-workers-see-rampant-age-discrimination/72526697007/
— Using the SAT, ACT in college admissions isn’t ‘racist.’ What else has the left got wrong? – Ingrid Jacques (COMMENT: Since I was 17 years old in1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I unfairly got an ACT score of 24 because my parents were filthy rich and because I benefitted tremendously from discrimination against those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, unmarried, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those whose parents were filthy rich.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2024/02/11/dartmouth-standardized-testing-sat-racism-progressives/72498000007/
— Why do women look for freelance, gig jobs? Avoiding the ‘old boys network’ at the office. – Paul Davidson (COMMENT: I should write a book about my GAO Chicago office superiors 1980-1997. I would focus on those who were liberal, Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time. I would focus on those a) who had less education than I had, b) who had no professional certifications or fewer than I had, and/or c) who had no professional license like the CPA license that I had. I would focus on those who took the most big adverse actions against me.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/02/09/gig-work-economy-women-avoid-coworkers/72496492007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Is Strongest GOP Leader Standing as Johnson, McConnell Take Flak. House and Senate Republicans grumble and feud as nomination front-runner gains power. – Lindsay Wise and Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/republican-party-leader-donald-trump-299af353
— Maduro Plays the Migrant Blackmail Card. Venezuela dares the U.S. to reimpose oil and gas sanctions. Will Biden give in? – Mary Anastasia O’Grady (COMMENT: Constructively, Venezuela has declared war on America. When will Maduro have his citizens in America rise up and destroy America?)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/maduro-plays-the-migrant-blackmail-card-venezuela-us-oil-gas-sanctions-biden-d1278704
— Can Nikki Haley Harness ‘Freedom’ in the MAGA Fight?
https://www.wsj.com/video/series/potomac-watch-strassel/wsj-opinion-can-nikki-haley-harness-freedom-in-the-maga-fight/FDA3CBEC-25C6-4C0D-B1FE-FD16CE187C6B
— A Concrete Jungle Where Bad Dreams Are Made Of. Migrants have learned that there’s nothing they can’t do in New York, from shoplifting to assault. – Allysia Finley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-concrete-jungle-where-bad-dreams-are-made-of-crime-shooting-migrants-365864a5
— This Father and Son Are the Brains. Their 1967 GTO Is the Brawn. Bob Williford’s classic Pontiac has no air conditioning but plenty of muscle, and has been in the family for nearly six decades. Samuel and Bob Williford’s 1967 Pontiac GTO is a model widely regarded as the first muscle car. – A.J. Baime (COMMENT: In 1966, when I was in high school, I wanted to buy a new loaded 1966 Pontiac GTO. But all I could afford to buy was a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint which was widely regarded as being a poor man’s GTO. I never even considered asking my father for money. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant on the east side of Chicago Heights. He never earned more than $50,000/year in today’s dollars. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills.)
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/cars/he-could-have-bought-a-practical-car-he-got-an-american-icon-instead-21e44b62
— Denver Is Furious That Washington Can’t Fix the Border. Blocking of Senate bill to overhaul U.S. asylum law leaves big cities strained by migrant arrivals. – Alicia A. Caldwell and Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/denver-colorado-immigration-bill-border-62766163

BLOOMBERG
— Biden’s Reelection Campaign Joins TikTok to Reach Young Voters. Move comes amid concerns about security of Chinese-owned app. – Akayla Gardner
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-02-12/biden-s-reelection-campaign-joins-tiktok-to-reach-young-voters

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Democrats flood the Sunday shows to insist Biden’s mind is just fine – Katie Balevic
https://www.businessinsider.com/democrats-biden-mind-fine-special-counsel-report-sunday-shows-2024-2

TULSA WORLD
— Tulsa Race Massacre reparations discussion makes its way to City Hall (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois, that they were never in a position to discriminate against anyone, and that they never did discriminate against anyone.)
https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/racemassacre/tulsa-race-massacre-reparations-discussion-makes-its-way-to-city-hall/article_545999be-c788-11ee-a14c-175713bd0955.html

PUBLISHED REPORTER
— Biden Campaign Co-Chair Defends President’s Mental Fitness Amid Speculation – Harrington Maury (COMMENT: My critics/opponents stress that when they take big adverse actions against me, virtually no one comes to my defense. Most recently, they stress their success in ending my role as the Republican fundraiser for Wheaton Independence Day parades and fireworks in 2021, a role that I had since 2005. I should write a book about those who could/should have come to my defense, but did not. I would focus on those unsuccessful Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who I did the most to help elect/reelect. I would focus on those who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.publishedreporter.com/2024/02/12/biden-campaign-co-chair-defends-presidents-mental-fitness-amid-speculation/

GO BANK RATE
— Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd: The Average Income of Dual-Income, No Kids Duos – Karen Doyle (COMMENT: All my superiors and supervisors had children and almost all of them a) had spouses who had little or no income, b) painted themselves as having far far far less money because they had children, c) blamed their not having master’s degrees, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses on their having children, and d) despised/hated DINKs (dual income, no kids) like my wife and I. I should write a book about my superiors and supervisors. I would focus on my GAO superiors who strongly hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that I lied about my and my wife’s unsuccessful efforts to have children, b) that we could have and we should have adopted or became foster parents, and c) that if we had children, I would never had been able to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, become a licensed CPA in 1981,earn job-related professional certifications in 1990, 1994, 1996, and 1997, earn a master’s degree in finance from IIT in 1997, etc. I would focus on my superiors who were the most furious a) when my wife and I went on frequent vacations after her frequent business trips to luxury resorts across America 1978-1992, b) when my wife and I had a home built in Wheaton in 1984, c) when I bought collector cars in 1989 and 1994, d) when they saw how much money we were saving for our retirement, e) etc.)
https://www.gobankingrates.com/money/finance/average-income-dual-income-no-kids-duos/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Every parent knows that kids are expensive. But in addition to shelling out more when you have offspring, parents also often earn less. This makes the little darlings doubly expensive. Here’s what you need to know about the income disparity between parents and those who are child-free. Couples Without Kids Earn More. Couples known as dual income, no kids — or DINKs as they’re sometimes called — earn more than couples with kids, even if both spouses work. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Data, as analyzed by Rocket Mortgage, the average dual-income couple who has children has income of $129,000 per year. Two-income couples without kids averaged $9,000 more per year, for a total of $138,000 in annual income. Couples Without Kids Also Spend Less. In addition to having more time to spend on their careers and the increase in salary that comes along with that, couples without kids spend less simply because they aren’t feeding, housing, clothing and educating little people who aren’t contributing to the household income. According to the Institute for Family Studies, the cost to raise a child to adulthood ranges from $202,248 to $430,928. These added expenses coupled with reduced income result in a double whammy for parents. What Are DINKs Doing With All That Extra Money? The dual income, no kids crowd earns more and spends less, so where is that extra money going? Some of it is going to savings, with DINKs putting more aside for retirements than their colleagues who are parents.)
— Mark Cuban: Here’s Why I Don’t Spend Money on a Chauffeur or Cleaning Services – Josephine Nesbit (COMMENT: I am one of the fewer and fewer and fewer homeowners in Wheaton who fertilize, mow, and edge their lawns, trim their bushes, mulch/rake their leaves, shovel their driveway and sidewalk, etc.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-cuban-why-don-t-130059290.html
(FROM THGE ARTICLE: World-famous entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Mark Cuban has a net worth of $4.7 billion, but even he doesn’t spend money on a chauffeur or cleaning services. On “The Really Good Podcast,” the billionaire told host Bobbi Althoff that he doesn’t have a butler, prefers to drive himself everywhere, and does his own laundry. While Cuban does have a personal chef in Dallas, he and his wife cook most of their meals. The video currently has over 2.5 million views on YouTube. Cuban said he drives himself because he enjoys the privacy when asked if he has a chauffeur. “I like the privacy. I’ve been around people who have hired somebody to do everything for them, and that’s just like no privacy,” he explained. “It’s hard enough to have privacy.” Cuban does own several houses and enjoys his private jets, which he says helps him save time. Cuban also said he tries to be the same person as when he was poor and rich and has kept most of the same friends. “When I was poor, I had a blast. I loved my life,” he explained. “I could wake up smiling and back then, you just had not to answer the phone because it could be a bill collector.” Earlier this year, Cuban told CBS’s Sunday Morning that he worked hard to keep his wealth from changing his personality and would be happy with 1% of his net worth. Born to working-class parents in Pittsburgh, Cuban didn’t grow up with the wealth he has today. When Althoff asked when he stopped being poor, Cuban said it was when he was 28 or 29 years old. “But when I was 27, I won’t forget it,” Cuban said. “I went to the ATM, and it showed me a big old zero. So that’s when I was 27. And then got past that, and then bam, bam, bam, bam, bam.”)

ECONOMIC TIMES
— People are so confident about their earning power today that they do not keep tabs on saving, spending. – Uma Shashikant (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, those who are the following should be less and less and less confident: heterosexual, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/wealth/save/people-are-so-confident-about-their-earning-power-today-that-they-do-not-keep-tabs-on-saving-spending/articleshow/107574095.cms

February 9, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Special counsel finds Joe Biden ‘willfully’ disclosed classified materials as private citizen, but no criminal charges warranted – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/08/special-counsel-biden-willfully-disclosed-classified-materials-as-private-citizen-but-no-criminal-charges-warranted/
— Special counsel alleged Biden couldn’t recall personal milestones. His response: ‘My memory is fine’ – JOSH BOAK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/08/special-counsel-alleged-biden-couldnt-recall-personal-milestones-his-response-my-memory-is-fine/
— No migrants camped out at O’Hare International Airport for first time since summer, questions loom over dwindling city funds – ALICE YIN and NELL SALZMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/08/no-migrants-at-ohare-airport/
— Democratic candidates for state’s attorney split on juvenile crimes, retail theft – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/08/cook-county-states-attorney-debate/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville residents lambast McBroom for his migrant sign-up sheet proposal, calling it politically motivated and ‘self-serving’ – TESS KENNY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/02/08/naperville-mcbroom-council-chicago-migrant-criticism/

DAILY HERALD
— A surcharge for hybrid vehicles? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240209/editorials/a-surcharge-for-hybrid-vehicles/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— For Pritzker, the DNC could be a dress rehearsal for a presidential run – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/2024-democratic-national-convention/jb-pritzker-dnc-presidential-springboard

NBC5
— Biden angrily pushes back at special counsel’s report that questioned his memory, handling of documents – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/special-counsel-biden-willfully-disclosed-classified-materials-but-no-criminal-charges-warranted/3351019/
— Task force to gather information, history on Illinois’ underground railroad created (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly equate slaves fleeing slavery with citizens of foreign countries fleeing their motherlands.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/task-force-to-gather-information-history-on-illinois-underground-railroad-created/3348966/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBR-sIKq9AU
— A look into the process behind Evanston’s reparations program
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Rd2VjC6D0
— Important details on migrant shelters remain up in the air following Johnson, Pritzker meeting – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WfkkLTfEko

CBS2
— Democrats and RINOs ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/volunteers-free-store-migrants-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbPhg6UTJ94

FOX32
— Illinois Republicans raise concerns over spending on healthcare for non-citizens
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-republicans-spending-healthcare-noncitizens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I6BWfc2pgQ
— Biden insists ‘my memory is fine’ as he angrily criticizes Special Counsel report. President Biden on Thursday addressed the nation in a primetime speech regarding the release of a Special Counsel report that called into question his mental clarity, as well as the war in Gaza.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1408444

WTTW
— Special Counsel: Biden ‘Willfully’ Disclosed Classified Materials, but No Criminal Charges Warranted – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2024/02/08/special-counsel-biden-willfully-disclosed-classified-materials-no-criminal-charges

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— NRA endorses incumbent Bost over challenger Bailey – Brenden Moore
https://pantagraph.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/nra-endorses-incumbent-bost-over-challenger-bailey/article_e707a414-c5ed-11ee-9c63-3bfee16ff224.html

STATELINE
— Votes for Trump won’t be counted in Illinois if challenge to keep him off primary ballot is successful – John Clark
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/votes-for-trump-wont-be-counted-in-illinois-if-challenge-to-keep-him-off-primary-ballot-is-successful/

WJBC
— Illinois Senate Republicans tired of tax dollars going to free health care for immigrants – Dave Dahl
https://www.wjbc.com/2024/02/09/illinois-senate-republicans-tired-of-tax-dollars-going-to-free-health-care-for-immigrants/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden’s age continues to linger as a campaign issue amid slip-ups – AUSTIN DENEAN (COMMENT: The issue should be his health, not his age.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/beyond-the-podium/president-joe-bidens-age-continues-to-linger-as-a-campaign-issue-amid-slip-ups-2024-election-politics-former-president-donald-trump-republican-primary-nikki-haley-dean-phillips

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Democrat and RINO leaders reject the Supreme Court Affirmative Action decision.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/business/ap-as-dei-policies-come-under-legal-attack-philanthropic-donors-consider-how-to-adapt/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— The Illinois-Indiana Border Separates Two Worlds – EDWARD ROBERT MCCLELLAND
https://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/the-illinois-indiana-border-separates-two-worlds/

CHALKBEAT
— Chicago Public Schools enrollment climbs as more migrant families arrive – Becky Veveaand
https://www.chalkbeat.org/chicago/2024/02/08/chicago-public-schools-sees-more-migrant-students/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/09/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-230/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/08/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-32/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— The Invasion Democrats Created and America Can’t Unsee
https://johnkassnews.com/the-invasion-america-wont-forget/

WIREPOINTS
— The well-educated are fleeing Illinois, too – Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/the-well-educated-are-fleeing-illinois-too-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Justice Department Describes Joe Biden as “An Elderly Man with a Poor Memory”
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/02/08/justice-department-describes-joe-biden-as-an-elderly-man-with-a-poor-memory/

NORTH COOK NEWS
— North County municipalities refuse to discuss illegal immigrant crisis
https://northcooknews.com/stories/654329444-north-county-municipalities-refuse-to-discuss-illegal-immigrant-crisis

WEST COOK NEWS
— West Cook County municipalities refuse to discuss illegal immigrant crisis
https://westcooknews.com/stories/654334892-west-cook-county-municipalities-refuse-to-discuss-illegal-immigrant-crisis

LAKE COUNTY GAZETTE
— Lake Forest podcast hosts: ‘The law allows you to come to the United States border and say I am seeking Asylum’
https://lakecountygazette.com/stories/654138370-lake-forest-podcast-hosts-the-law-allows-you-to-come-to-the-united-states-border-and-say-i-am-seeking-asylum

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL State Rifle Assoc. Launches Video Highlighting Gun Control’s Racist History, Says Laws Were Meant to Keep Minorities Unarmed
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/il-state-rifle-assoc-launches-video-highlighting-gun-controls-racist-history-says-laws-were-meant-to-keep-minorities-unarmed.html
— The Failed Experiment of Decriminalizing Drugs – David E. Smith
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/02/opinion-the-failed-experiment-of-decriminalizing-drugs.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Well-meaning elderly man’: Republicans seize on Biden memory issues detailed in Hur report – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/feb/8/republicans-seize-joe-biden-memory-issues-detailed/
— Stephen A. Smith grapples with reality in MAGA meltdown: ‘Who’s to say Black people would be wrong to vote Trump? – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/08/stephen-a-smith-grapples-with-reality-in-maga-meltdown-whos-to-say-black-people-would-be-wrong-to-vote-trump-1435147/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Nikki Haley reads ‘mean tweets’ in new viral video – Asher Notheis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2844867/nikki-haley-mean-tweets-second-late-night-appearance/
— Executive actions cannot stem tide of illegal immigration: White House – Haisten Willis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/2845797/white-house-executive-action-tide-illegal-immigration/
— Eric Adams’s gangs of New York – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2844540/eric-adamss-gangs-new-york/
— Sunny Hostin still wants reparations after discovering ancestors were ‘enslavers’ – Jenny Goldsberry (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2845357/sunny-hostin-reparations-ancestors-were-enslavers/
— Biden likes banning books too, you hypocrites – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2845323/the-amazon-files-biden-likes-banning-books-too-you-hypocrites/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Grindr, the original gay hookup app, is under fire for discriminating against gays – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/02/grindr_the_original_gay_hookup_app_is_under_fire_for_discriminating_against_gays.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Asylum seekers’ seem to think they’ll be voting in 2024: ‘Of course, for Biden’ – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/08/asylum-seekers-seem-to-think-theyll-be-voting-in-2024-of-course-for-biden-1435213/
— Dangerous new trend? Illegal alien beats NY homeowner, steals flag before flipping camera the bird – Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/08/dangerous-new-trend-illegal-alien-beats-ny-homeowner-steals-flag-before-flipping-camera-the-bird-1435119/
— GOP candidate ignites firestorm when she takes a flamethrower to ‘sexualized’ books that ‘groom’ kids – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/02/08/gop-candidate-ignites-firestorm-when-she-takes-a-flamethrower-to-sexualized-books-that-groom-kids-1435200/

BLAZE
— Enough border photo ops! GOP governors need to fight the interior invasion – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/enough-border-photo-ops-gop-governors-need-to-fight-the-interior-invasion

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Threatens to Further Cut Deportations Unless Congress Funnels Billions to Border Crossers – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/02/08/joe-biden-threatens-to-further-cut-deportations-unless-congress-funnels-billions-to-border-crossers/

COLLEGE FIX
— Bill would stop universities from imposing DEI pledges on students, staff – MARY MOBLEY
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bill-would-stop-universities-from-imposing-dei-pledges-on-students-staff/
— New York, Illinois universities vandalized with swastikas, antisemitic graffiti in same week – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/new-york-illinois-universities-vandalized-with-swastikas-antisemitic-graffiti-in-same-week/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Gang’s All Here—Thanks to Biden’s Open Border – Simon Hankinson
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/02/08/gangs-all-here-thanks-bidens-open-border-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Republicans Slam Biden Admin For Saying ICE Will Reduce Deportations If GOP Doesn’t Pass Border Bill – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/republicans-slam-biden-admin-for-saying-ice-will-reduce-deportations-if-gop-doesnt-pass-border-bill
— Stephen A. Smith Rips Democrats For Prioritizing Illegal Aliens Over Americans
https://www.dailywire.com/news/stephen-a-smith-rips-democrats-for-prioritizing-illegal-aliens-over-americans
— Senator Murphy On Democrats’ Priorities: ‘People We Care About Most’ Are ‘Undocumented Americans’
https://www.dailywire.com/news/senator-murphy-on-democrats-priorities-people-we-care-about-most-are-undocumented-americans
— Dartmouth Brings Back SAT Requirement. – Mairead Elordi (COMMENT: The federal government should bring back the Federal Service Entrance Examination (FSEE). Because I passed the FSEE in 1970, IRS offered me a job in 1971. The Democrats who run the federal government dumped the FSEE because it frustrated their efforts to hire Democrats who were minority, female, younger, and/or veteran.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dartmouth-brings-back-sat-requirement
— The Racial Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Card. It’s Only Going To Lead To More Failure. – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/the-racial-get-out-of-jail-free-card-its-only-going-to-lead-to-more-failure

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Glides to Victory in Nevada Caucus. Trump’s win came hours after the Supreme Court heard arguments on an effort to remove him from the ballot in Colorado. – Janice Hisle
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/trump-glides-to-victory-in-nevada-caucus-5583315

FEDERATION FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
— House to Vote Again on Mayorkas Impeachment After Setback – Kari Jacobson
https://www.fairus.org/biden-immigration-border-policy/house-vote-again-mayorkas-impeachment-after-setback

FOX BUSINESS
— Democrats border bill attempts to ‘normalize’ illegal immigration: Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, discusses whether the Republican Party is in ‘chaos’ after killing the Democrats’ border package on ‘Varney & Co.’
https://www.foxbusiness.com/video/6346486485112

FOX NEWS
— It’s become an industry for race hustlers to find racism in everything. Race obsessed snake oil salesmen do us all a grave disservice while lining their own pockets – Greg Gutfeld
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/greg-gutfeld-industry-race-hustlers-racism
— Infighting continues at New York Times as staffers complain about LGBTQ coverage. Times staffers have bickered over everything from transgender issues to coverage of Israel-Hamas war. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/infighting-continues-new-york-times-staffers-complain-about-lgbtq-coverage
— ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith rails against ‘$53 million pilot program for illegals,’ predicts Trump victory. ‘I personally think his return to the presidency is going to be civil war in this country,’ Smith says of Trump. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/espns-stephen-a-smith-predicts-trump-will-defeat-biden-immigration-economic-issues-persist
— Democratic senator reveals ‘people we care about most’ are ‘undocumented Americans’ in US. Democratic Sen Chris Murphy joined MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday to discuss border security bill. – Hanna Panreck
https://www.foxnews.com/media/democratic-senator-reveals-people-we-care-about-most-undocumented-americans-us
— Biden admin facing mounting backlash after migrant attacks homeowner, steals flag: ‘Becoming a trend’ ‘When people break our laws, they put their middle finger up to the cameras,’ Harris Faulkner says. – Hanna Panreck
https://www.foxnews.com/media/biden-admin-facing-more-outrage-after-migrant-attacks-homeowner-steals-flag-becoming-a-trend
— ‘Friends’, ‘Seinfeld’ and other TV shows unfit for today’s woke culture. What is woke culture? Revisit 8 TV shows that grapple with complexities of societal sensitivity. – Maeghan Dolph
https://www.foxnews.com/media/tv-shows-woke-culture
— Bipartisan lawmakers eye ‘pilot program’ to expedite citizenship for migrants who serve in US military. Bill proposed as a bipartisan immigration and border security deal went down in flames. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bipartisan-lawmakers-eye-pilot-program-expedite-citizenship-migrants-who-serve-us-military

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Stop Allowing Noncitizens To Determine Congressional and Presidential Representation – Lora Ries
https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/stop-allowing-noncitizens-determine-congressional-and-presidential
— Voters Want Meaningful Reforms To Stem Illegal Immigration – Simon Hankinson
https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/voters-want-meaningful-reforms-stem-illegal-immigration

MRC TV
— ‘Biden Should Be Removed’: X Reacts To Biden Avoiding Docs Prosecution Due To Mental Deficiencies – ERIC SCHEINER
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/eric-scheiner/biden-should-be-removed-x-reacts-biden-avoiding-docs-prosecution-due-mental

NEWS BUSTERS
— Musk Bashes Disney’s ‘Mandatory Institutionalized Racism,’ Promises to Support Lawsuits – Tom Olohan
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/tom-olohan/2024/02/08/musk-bashes-disneys-mandatory-institutionalized-racism
— Racial Revelations: Sunny Hostin’s Family Owned Slaves, Still DEMANDS Reparations – Nicholas Fondacaro (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2024/02/08/racial-revelations-hostins-family-owned-slaves-still-demands

NEWSMAX
— Biden, No-Border Dems Brought Us Illegal Immigrant Crime – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/ice-newsom-nypd/2024/02/08/id/1152803/
— Musk Rages Against ‘Disney’s DEI Gestapo’ – Lee Barney
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/elon-musk-dei-disney/2024/02/08/id/1152802/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Democrat Senator Chris Murphy Wants Illegals To Help Them Win Elections – Will Scharf
https://www.oann.com/video/oan-contribution/will-scharf-democrats-want-illegals-to-help-them-win-elections/

PJ MEDIA
— Need More Proof That Transgenderism Is a Mental Disorder? Here You Go! – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/matt-margolis/2024/02/08/need-more-proof-that-transgenderism-is-a-mental-disorder-here-you-go-n4926257

POST MILLENNIAL
— The View’s Sunny Hostin SHOCKED to find she’s descended from Spanish slaveholders (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://thepostmillennial.com/the-views-sunny-hostin-shocked-to-find-shes-descended-from-spanish-slaveholders

POWER LINE
— ILLEGALS ARE ALREADY VOTING – LLOYD BILLINGSLEY
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2024/02/illegals-are-already-voting.php

TOWNHALL
— The Absurd Democrat Border Con – Victor Davis Hanson
https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2024/02/09/the-absurd-democrat-border-con-n2635023
— Mayorkas Wants You to Have Pity for Illegal Migrants Who Killed Americans – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/02/08/mayorkas-americans-killed-by-illegals-should-not-be-politicized-n2634948
— Biden Plans to Do What He Said He Couldn’t Regarding Illegal Immigration – Matt Vespa |
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2024/02/08/biden-plans-to-do-what-he-said-he-couldnt-regarding-illegal-immigration-n2634976
— Democrat PLEDGES ALLEGIANCE to Illegal Immigrants, ADMITS AMERICA-LAST AGENDA!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwPWPJ-_iZQ
— Sunny Hostin Learned Her Ancestors Owned Slaves and Her Response Is Truly Something – Spencer Brown (COMMENT: In my defense, I have always stressed that all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2024/02/08/its-a-bummer-sunny-hostin-on-finding-out-her-ancestors-owned-slaves-n2634971

ZERO HEDGE
— Democrats Fail America’s Youth As Dozens Of Schools In Illinois & Maryland Have Zero Kids Proficient In Math – TYLER DURDEN
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/democrats-fail-americas-youth-dozens-schools-illinois-maryland-have-zero-kids-proficient

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

REUTERS
— Republican US senators seek info on Illinois judges’ diversity policies – Nate Raymond
https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/republican-us-senators-seek-info-illinois-judges-diversity-policies-2024-02-08/

NBC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/anti-dei-rhetoric-black-organizations-counter-billionaires-rcna136815

CBS NEWS
— Migrant crossings fall sharply along Texas border, shifting to Arizona and California – Camilo Montoya-Galvez
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigration-texas-border-arizona-california-migrants/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats ever-increasingly a) run America and b) blame Republicans for everything that is bad.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/08/opinion/trump-republicans-border-ukraine.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/07/us/politics/trump-border-biden.html

FOX SAVANNAH
— Chicago may delay school year so students can ‘attend’ Democratic National Convention – KRISTINA WATROBSKI
https://fox28savannah.com/news/nation-world/chicago-may-delay-school-year-so-students-can-attend-democratic-national-convention-dnc-2024-election-chicago-public-schools-illinois-politics-education-crisis-in-the-classroom

FOX SAN DIEGO
— 80% of asylum-seekers rejected, DHS official says – Salvador Rivera
https://fox5sandiego.com/news/border-report/80-of-asylum-seekers-rejected-dhs-official-says/

FORBES
— Musk Rages Against ‘Disney’s DEI Gestapo’ And Doubles Down On Crusade – Robert Hart
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2024/02/08/musk-rages-against-disneys-dei-gestapo-and-doubles-down-on-anti-diversity-crusade/

GOVERNING
— The Resentments and Realities of the Rural-Urban Divide. There are some delightful, lively small towns, but let the numbers do the talking: In Illinois, downstaters and their city “cousins” live in different worlds of expectations and aspirations. – Jim Nowlan
https://www.governing.com/politics/the-resentments-and-realities-of-the-rural-urban-divide

DAILY MAIL
— Biden’s own DOJ said he has ‘diminished faculties and a faulty memory’: Classified docs probe reveals he left Afghan files next to dog bed in garage, forgot when his son Beau died AND couldn’t remember when he was vice president. Long-awaited report reveals an 81-year-old president suffering memory lapses. ‘He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died,’ it said. Biden said he had cooperated fully and that the matter was now closed. -ROB CRILLY
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13062835/joe-biden-classified-documents-garage-private-office-investigation-not-charged.html

February 1, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Chicago City Council passes resolution calling for Gaza cease-fire – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-city-council-gaza-update-israel-hamas-war-cease-fire-resolution/14374308/

NBC5
— Proposed Illinois bill could prohibit police traffic stops for minor offenses. The most controversial part of the bill involves stops for speeding that would not result in misdemeanors or felonies. In Illinois, that means speeding 25-35 miles an hour over the limit. – Charlie Wojciechowski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/proposed-illinois-bill-could-prohibit-police-traffic-stops-for-minor-offenses/3343451/
— Chicago City Council approves resolution calling for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-city-council-passes-ceasefire-resolution-israel-hamas-gaza/3343352/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/watch-the-moment-chicago-city-council-approves-a-resolution-calling-for-a-ceasefire-in-the-israel-hamas-war/3343595/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_egmTW02z1k
— Chicago set to get new public bathrooms. (COMMENT: As poverty and crime ever-increasingly increase under the Democrats and under the RINOs, how soon will your municipality provide public bathrooms?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-set-to-get-new-public-bathrooms-heres-what-we-know-so-far/3343256/

CBS2
— Mayor Brandon Johnson casts tie-breaking vote as Chicago City Council calls for ceasefire in Gaza – Todd Feurer, Chris Tye
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/city-council-gaza-ceasefire-resolution-vote-mayor-brandon-johnson/
— Illinois lawmaker proposes restrictions on police traffic stops – Todd Feurer
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/illinois-rep-justin-slaughter-traffic-stop-legislation/
— High rate of violence against Black women in Chicago prompts call for City Council task force – Tara Molina
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/cbs-2-reports-violence-against-black-women-city-council-task-force/
— Democrats ever-increasingly puh more pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-company-cannabis-infused-wing-sauce-super-bowl/
— Chicago Tribune journalists to go on strike. The 24-hour strike will be the first ever for Tribune staff.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-tribune-journalists-to-go-on-strike/
— Chicago City Council calls for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwDP0WhIQhs

FOX32
— Chicago becomes largest US city to pass Gaza ceasefire resolution. Chicago City Council members cast their votes Wednesday on a resolution that calls for an “immediate” ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1404039
— Chicago passes Gaza ceasefire resolution, sparking concerns of increased anti-Semitism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2sAE30iR2I
— Palestine supporters speak out after Chicago passes ceasefire resolution
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1404118

WTTW
— Effort to Remove Donald Trump From the Illinois Primary Ballot Continues in State Court – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2024/01/31/effort-remove-donald-trump-illinois-primary-ballot-continues-state-court
— Chicago Tribune Journalists to Hold 1-Day Strike Thursday Over ‘Non-Starter’ Contract Proposals – Eunice Alpasan
https://news.wttw.com/2024/01/31/chicago-tribune-journalists-hold-1-day-strike-thursday-over-non-starter-contract

WGN RADIO
— Senate GOP Leader John Curran: There is no plan to adequately handle migrants – Pete Zimmerman
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/senate-gop-leader-john-curran-there-is-no-plan-to-adequately-handle-migrants/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Group objecting to Donald Trump’s place on Illinois primary ballot takes its case to court – Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-illlnois-ballot-objection-20240131-xoix5osbkjgopknk4qfai6nd3y-story.html
— Housing affordability near record low hits Black buyers particularly hard – Jarrell Dillard and Jonnelle Marte
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-housing-affordability-black-buyers-20240131-kwjxmpqy7rfdpjw35zbgjclwcm-story.html
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-biden-immigration-border-hopes-20240131-rt7hvj6v35cmlcvynym6t6akza-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/venezuelan-migrants-create-feel-of-home-for-the-holidays-hosting-party-at-lutheran-church-in-oak-park-even-as-their-housing-uncertainty-looms/
— Remove the coverings: Native American history should not go into hiding – Editorial (COMMENT: What do your critics/opponents stress to Native Americans to turn them against you? Mine stress that my ancestors on my father’s side homesteaded a farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-native-american-museums-history-covered-20240131-aeujk4z3ajao5jvp5ehh5gf2oy-story.html
— Vintage Chicago Tribune: Revisiting 1924 – MARIANNE MATHER (COMMENT: What were your ancestors doing in 1924? On my father’s side, they were operating Crete’s only hardware store. On my mother’s side, they were operating a farm in Grant Park along the Indiana border.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/vintage-chicago-tribune-revisiting-1924/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/clarence-page-joe-bidens-campaign-could-use-some-star-power-paging-taylor-swift/
— Democrats ever-increasingly encourage children to be sexually active LGBTQers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/steve-chapman-heres-why-we-shouldnt-deprive-transgender-kids-of-medical-options/
— Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media serves as an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/maria-prudente-newsrooms-are-disappearing-who-will-we-turn-to-for-the-truth/
— Police reform in Chicago requires that justice run in both directions – Paul Vallas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/2024/01/31/paul-vallas-police-reform-in-chicago-requires-that-justice-run-in-both-directions/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 3 charged in scheme directing migrants to shoplift in exchange for fake IDs, sheriff says. A trio of Mexican nationals directed recent Venezuelan migrants to steal from Magnificent Mile stores in exchange for ID cards that would allow them to get jobs, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2024/1/30/24055792/migrants-shoplifting-fake-id-card-sheriff-tom-dart
— Chicago City Council passes Gaza cease-fire resolution as Johnson casts tie-breaking vote. After a meeting interrupted by protests that caused a one-hour delay, the mayor delivered the 24-23 vote by lobbying fence-sitting alderpersons, then voting to break the 23-23 deadlock. – Fran Spielman and Sophie Sherry
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2024/1/31/24057161/mayor-brandon-johnson-gaza-ceasefire-resolution-raucous-debate-clears-chambers
— Battle to keep Trump off Illinois primary ballot moves to state court. Objectors asked the court to move quickly and are hoping it will hear arguments as soon as Monday. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2024/1/31/24057030/battle-to-keep-trump-off-illinois-primary-ballot-moves-to-state-court
— Chicago Tribune’s unionized newsroom staff to go on 24-hour strike Thursday: ‘Enough is enough’ Employees are demanding fair wages and for owner Alden Global Capital to not cut its 401(k) match contribution. – Emmanuel Camarillo (COMMENT: I was a union member for almost 12 years. My critics/opponents despise if not hate unions and union members. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2024/1/31/24057349/chicago-tribune-staff-strike-reporters-thursday-alden-global-capital-newsguild-cwa
— Chicago and Cook County are looking for election judges. Why not step up? The March 19 primary is approaching, and the November general election after that. Election officials are offering incentives to attract judges. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/1/31/24055786/chicago-and-cook-county-are-looking-for-election-judges-why-not-step-up
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/2/1/24057261/maga-conspiracy-taylor-swift-pentagon-asset-travis-kelce-chiefs-fox-news-cupp

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Thwarted by Elections Board, voters aiming to bar Trump from Illinois primary ballot seek expedited appeal – Leigh Giangreco
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/illinois-voters-attempt-bar-trump-primary-heads-court

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Border talk dominates law enforcement roundtable in Rockford – Jeff Kolkey
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/local/2024/02/01/law-enforcement-gathers-for-mcgraw-campaign-roundtable-in-rockford/72422693007/

SHAW LOCAL
— GOP congressional candidates in 11th District differ on immigration, gun control – Russell Lissau
https://www.shawlocal.com/news/2024/01/31/gop-congressional-candidates-in-11th-district-differ-on-immigration-gun-control/
— Wheaton park district looks to fill board vacancy
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/2024/01/31/wheaton-park-district-looks-to-fill-board-vacancy/

JOURNAL COURIER
— House bill proposing traffic stop restrictions opposed by police, lawmakers – Ben Singson
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/illinois-house-traffic-stop-bill-condemned-18637220.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— How to fight back against age discrimination – Jim Miller (COMMENT: I should write a book about age discrimination.)
https://www.daily-journal.com/life/advice/how-to-fight-back-against-age-discrimination/article_eb23b27e-a462-11ee-8c32-d3b06052cfa9.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say that “Trump says VP pick won’t impact the race” and ask “So what’s he looking for in a running mate?”
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-31/trump-says-vp-pick-wont-impact-the-race-so-whats-he-looking-for-in-a-running-mate

NPR ILLINOIS & WGLT
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-31/senate-gop-split-threatens-bipartisan-border-deal-as-trump-looms-large
https://www.wglt.org/2024-01-31/senate-gop-split-threatens-bipartisan-border-deal-as-trump-looms-large

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: City Council Planning Session 1-29-24 RE: Bus regulations
https://vimeo.com/907954576

ILLINOIS NEWS BUREAU
— Whether a racial minority or majority at their school, white teachers struggle with race relations – AMBY SHARITA FORREST (COMMENT: During the almost 3 years that I worked for the Post Office, almost 9 years for GAO, and almost 18 years for GAO, I worked for, worked with, and supervised many Blacks.)
https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/920500785
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a study of white teachers’ sense of belongingness at their schools, education professor Jennifer L. Nelson found that these teachers were often ill-equipped for discussions about racial issues with Black colleagues and students because they had little prior experience thinking about or confronting race in their family, educational and previous work environments. White workers’ emotions about race and reactions to racial differences in the workplace are triggered by identity threat-induced culture shock, researchers suggest in a new study. White teachers who worked at a school where the faculty was majority Black felt shocked, rejected, uncomfortable and anxious when racial discussions arose and their racial or professional identities were challenged, the researchers found. When triggered by feeling different – regardless of whether they were a racial minority or majority in their workplace –white teachers responded by practicing social avoidance, shunning intergroup relations and ducking conversations about race. “Most of the white teachers in our sample hailed from racially segregated social worlds – attending predominantly white high schools and universities” that left them unprepared to handle race relations in their workplace, said first author Jennifer L. Nelson, a professor of education policy, organization and leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who co-wrote the study with Tiffany D. Johnson, a business professor at Georgia Institute of Technology.)

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fewer Migrants Are Being Bused To Chicago, Officials Say. The recent “slowdown” comes after the number of buses spiked toward the end of the year, overloading the city’s shelter system and causing people to sleep overnight on warming buses. – Madison Savedra
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/01/31/fewer-migrants-are-being-bussed-to-chicago-officials-say/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2024/02/01/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-224/
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/31/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-26/
— QUESTION: Should CapitolFax.com honor the Chicago Tribune Guild’s picket line tomorrow and not post any stories from the paper? (COMMENT: I was a union member for almost 12 years. My critics/opponents despise if not hate unions and union members. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/31/question-of-the-day-3645/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois and Chicago’s recent ‘welcoming’ programs have helped boost the cost of illegal immigration in Illinois by at least $2.2 billion over the last two years. – Ted Dabrowski and Nick Binotti
https://wirepoints.org/welcoming-programs-increase-the-cost-of-illegal-immigration-in-illinois-by-at-least-2-2-billion-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— As other states send units to southern border, Illinois sends National Guard to Mideast – Kevin Bessler
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_d9dc45f0-c08a-11ee-9186-2ffc2cbd0a23.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Charlie Kirk: ‘The left’s open borders rhetoric is pure virtue signaling’
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/653969402-charlie-kirk-the-left-s-open-borders-rhetoric-is-pure-virtue-signaling

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— NEARLY 70% OF CHICAGO VOTERS UNHAPPY WITH MAYOR’S JOB ON MIGRANT CRISIS – Dylan Sharkey
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/nearly-70-of-chicago-voters-unhappy-with-mayors-job-on-migrant-crisis/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Two ‘Squad’ members are lone votes against bill to bar Hamas members from U.S. – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/31/cori-bush-rashida-tlaib-are-lone-votes-against-bil/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s next legal challenge could be about his Chicago skyscraper – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2829814/trump-legal-challenge-chicago-skyscraper/
— Democratic Gov. Healey slammed for closing rec center in black neighborhood to house immigrants – Peyton Sorosinski
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2830017/democratic-gov-faces-backlash-community-closing-popular-sports-center-massachusetts-house-migrants/
— Biden boosted by women as he builds lead over Trump in new poll – Rachel Schilke (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from women, Democrat and RINO elected officials ever-increasingly give women more preference over men.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2830227/biden-leads-trump-women-overall-new-poll/
— We have to make a more concerted effort to repel leftist candidates for local elections before they can breach the gates and cause damage for us to clean up later. – Parker Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2829687/repel-the-enemy-at-the-gates/

NEW YORK POST
— Speaker Johnson accuses Biden of ‘absolute madness’ on border, warns of ‘clear and present danger’ – Josh Christenson
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/news/house-speaker-mike-johnson-accuses-biden-of-absolute-madness-on-border-warns-of-clear-and-present-danger-as-migrant-crisis-rages/
— Biden holds six-point national lead over Trump, fueled by female voters – Diana Glebova (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, to get more votes from women, Democrat and RINO elected officials ever-increasingly give women more preference over men.)
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/news/biden-holds-six-point-national-lead-over-trump-fueled-by-women-poll/
— Migrants who attacked NYPD cops violated ‘parole’ — Send ‘em packing – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/opinion/nyc-migrants-violated-parole-send-em-packing/
— NYPD seizes illegal scooters from migrant shelters amid ‘uptick’ in moped-riding bandits in NYC – Allie Griffin
https://nypost.com/2024/02/01/metro/nypd-seizes-illegal-scooters-from-migrant-shelters-amid-uptick-in-moped-riding-bandits-in-nyc/

BLAZE
— ‘Whiny snowflakes’: Billionaire Ken Griffin rips Harvard students, says he stopped donating to school over its woke values – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/whiny-snowflakes-billionaire-ken-griffin-rips-harvard-students-says-he-stopped-donating-to-school-over-its-woke-values

BREITBART
— Chicago City-Sponsored Migrant Shelters Filled with Rats, Rotting Food, Garbage – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/01/31/chicago-city-sponsored-migrant-shelters-filled-rats-rotting-food-garbage/
— Migrants Brutally Attack NYC Cops, Get Freed from Jail without Bail – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/31/watch-migrants-brutally-attack-nyc-cops-get-freed-from-jail-without-bail/
— Biden Admin-Released Migrant Crime Wave Sweeping Sanctuary Cities – BOB PRICE
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2024/01/31/biden-admin-released-migrant-crime-wave-sweeping-sanctuary-cities/
— 154 Democrats Oppose New Criminal Penalties for Illegal Aliens Leading Border Agents on High-Speed Chases – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/31/154-democrats-oppose-new-criminal-penalties-for-illegal-aliens-leading-border-agents-on-high-speed-chases/
— Johnson Sets Vote on Tax Bill Conservatives Call ‘Trojan Horse to Expand Welfare’ for Illegal Aliens – BRADLEY JAYE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/31/johnson-sets-vote-on-tax-bill-conservatives-call-trojan-horse-to-expand-welfare-for-illegal-aliens/

COLLEGE MIX
— Scientists warn: Declining academic standards mixed with DEI recipe for disaster – DANIEL NUCCIO, NIU
https://www.thecollegefix.com/scientists-warn-declining-academic-standards-mixed-with-dei-recipe-for-disaster/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Lankford Border Bill Empowers Impeachment-Bound DHS Secretary Mayorkas – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/lankford-border-bill-empowers-impeachment-bound-dhs-secretary-mayorkas

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The New Gold Rush — The American Border – Larry Elder
https://www.creators.com/read/larry-elder/02/24/the-new-gold-rush-the-american-border

DAILY CALLER
— ‘These People Are Dopes’: Chicago Roasted On Social Media For Passing Resolution Supporting Gaza Ceasefire – HAROLD HUTCHISON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/31/chicago-roasted-social-media-passing-resolution-supporting-gaza/
— Video Appears To Show Migrants Tucked Away In Hidden Room Under Military Guard At Major US Airport – JENNIE TAER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/31/exclusive-video-appears-to-show-migrants-tucked-away-in-hidden-room-under-military-guard-at-major-us-airport/
— California Dems Unveil First-Of-Its-Kind Reparations Package – MARY LOU MASTERS (COMMENT: California today, Illinois tomorrow.)
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/31/california-democrats-introduce-first-ever-reparations-package/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump Brands Bipartisan Border Deal The ‘Stupid Bill’ – Daniel Chaitin
https://www.dailywire.com/news/trump-brands-bipartisan-border-deal-the-stupid-bill

EPOCH TIMES
— Griffin Donated $5 Million to Haley Super PAC – Wim De Gent (COMMENT: What do the Haley-supporters in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your school district, and in your precinct think of you? How do they treat you?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/republican-megadonor-ken-griffin-donated-5-million-to-nikki-haley-super-pac-5577708

FEDERALIST
— The Biden Administration Is Treading On Texas’ Sovereignty – MARGOT CLEVELAND
https://thefederalist.com/2024/02/01/the-biden-administration-is-treading-on-texas-sovereignty-not-the-other-way-around/

FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM
— Congress Should Not Eliminate Per-Country Caps
https://www.fairus.org/federal-immigration-legislation/congress-should-not-eliminate-country-caps

FOX BUSINESS
— Biden will likely lose 2024 election over the border crisis. Biden did everything he can do to speed up the flow of illegals into the US. – Stuart Varney
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/stuart-varney-biden-lose-2024-election-border-crisis

FOX NEWS
— Illinois sheriffs bust migrant-run operation coercing others into stealing so they could buy fake IDs. The arrest came amid an uptick of retail theft cases in Chicago’s downtown area involving migrants. – Bradford Betz
https://www.foxnews.com/us/illinois-sheriffs-bust-migrant-run-operation-coercing-stealing-buy-fake-ids
— This deal would ‘normalize’ 5,000 migrants a day: Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, discusses how Chicago’s mayor is housing illegal migrants in the airport on ‘Hannity.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6345970225112
— NYPD chief blasts migrants’ attack on officers as mugshots of suspects released. 4 of the men pleaded not guilty, a 5th person has been arrested and 4 others are being sought by police. – Louis Casiano By Louis Casiano
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nypd-chief-blasts-release-migrants-accused-attacking-officers-should-be-sitting-at-rikers

HOT AIR
— Democrat Governor Takes Recreation Center Away from Poor Black Kids to Give Shelter to Illegal Aliens – KAREN TOWNSEND
https://hotair.com/karen-townsend/2024/01/31/democrat-governor-takes-recreation-center-away-from-poor-black-kids-to-give-shelter-to-illegal-aliens-n608659

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Southern Illinois U Med School Scholarship Discriminating Against Non-LGBTQI+ White and Asian Students Challenged By Equal Protection Project
Short version: White and Asian (non-Pacific Islander) students cannot apply for the Meares scholarship unless they are “LGBTQI+”. So your straight White or Asian student whose “gender identity” aligns with their biological sex cannot apply. – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/01/southern-illinois-u-med-school-scholarship-discriminating-against-non-lgbtqi-white-and-asian-students-challenged-by-equal-protection-project/
— ‘Reprehensible’: NYPD Lashes Out After Four Illegals Accused of Beating Cops are Released Without Bail. The NYPD is still seeking three more suspects. All eight suspects are Venezuelan “asylum-seekers” who arrived in NYC last year. – Mary Chastain
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/01/reprehensible-nypd-lashes-out-after-four-illegals-accused-of-beating-cops-are-released-without-bail/

MRC TV
— SUVs Drop Off Illegal Aliens at California Border – EVAN POELLINGER
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/evan-poellinger/video-suvs-drop-illegal-aliens-california-border
— NY State of Crime: Illegals Who ‘Allegedly’ Beat Up 2 Cops ‘Released Without Bail’ – NICK KANGADIS
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/nick-kangadis/ny-state-crime-illegals-who-allegedly-beat-2-cops-released-without-bail

NATIONAL REVIEW
— U.S. Murder Capital, Chicago, Calls for Gaza Cease-Fire – LUTHER RAY ABEL
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/u-s-murder-capital-calls-for-gaza-cease-fire/
— Chicago City Council Passes Resolution Demanding Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire – CAROLINE DOWNEY
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/chicago-passes-resolution-demanding-israel-hamas-cease-fire-amid-high-city-crime/

NEW AMERICAN
— House Committee Votes to Impeach Mayorkas. Full House Votes Next Week – R. Cort Kirkwood
https://thenewamerican.com/us/politics/house-committee-votes-to-impeach-mayorkas-full-house-votes-next-week/

NEWSMAX
— Illinois GOP Ignores Will of the People, Pushes Anti-Trump Agenda – Mark Vargas
https://www.newsmax.com/markvargas/illinois-gop-anti-trump/2024/01/31/id/1151718/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: So back in Illinois: What’s the current position of the state Republican Party? According to the embattled state party chairman Don Tracy, the party will remain “neutral” during this primary season. In other words, they want to wait it out. It’s too early and there’s not enough data to make any predictions just yet. But again, this should come as no surprise. During the 2020 presidential primary, it was reported that owners in Tracy’s family-owned business — where he is an owner — donated $6,193 to Biden’s campaign. In 2018, owners made only a $250 donation to Trump. But it was only a year ago when Tracy wanted to reevaluate the state party’s so-called “neutrality” policy after a Trump-endorsed conservative grassroots Republican defeated the state party’s preferred establishment-backed candidate for governor in the 2022 Illinois Republican primary by 43 points. Tracy then blamed the Trump-endorsed candidate for all of the 2022 statewide midterm election losses — a move that angered the powerful and influential grassroots base of the party. And last spring key Illinois GOP party leaders, including national committeeman Richard Porter — a close friend and adviser to Tracy and Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel — endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the presidential primary. During Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair this past August, Porter was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune where on-record, he repeated a line often used by the Democrats and said that Trump was running for president simply to avoid going to jail. After both the Chicago Tribune and Illinois Review reported on his on-the-record comments, Porter was in panic mode. Realizing that his inner monologue was now public record, he offered a long, meandering follow-up statement to try and clarify his statement. But the damage was already done. But none of this is accidental and multiple sources in Illinois confirm that Illinois Republican Party leaders are playing the “neutral” card because they are holding out hope that one of Trump’s 91 criminal charges — 44 federal and 47 state — will stick and he will be jailed before the Republican National Convention in August, leaving Haley or DeSantis as the Republican nominee for president who will face Biden in November. State party leaders will emphatically and publicly deny that this is the strategy, but this is the truth. And it’s the only reason that explains why they are remaining selectively neutral this presidential primary season — for fear of angering DeSantis or Haley by coming out so quickly in support of Trump. But the pattern is clear. Last March, the Illinois Republican Party hosted a fundraiser that featured former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr, who served as attorney general under Trump. Barr frequently attacks Trump in media interviews and says the GOP presidential front-runner is destroying the Republican Party. And who served on the host committee? Tracy and Porter. And when former President Trump visited southern Illinois in June 2022, none of the state party leaders, including Tracy and Porter bothered to show up. That’s right: The 45th president of the United States of America and the leader of the national party shows up in your backyard, and the state Republican party leaders decide to skip the party. It’s no wonder Democrats control every lever in the state — the establishment, anti-Trump Republicans within the state party allow it.)
— Giuliani watches illegals pummel cops, issues grim warning – Eric Bolling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLMgcF2O1Sg

TOWNHALL
— Youngkin and Other GOP Governors Are Right to Stand With Texas – Rich Anderson
https://townhall.com/columnists/rich-anderson/2024/01/31/gov-glenn-youngkin-and-other-gop-governors-are-right-to-stand-with-texas-n2634368
— The Razor Thin Margin of Freedom – Jerry Newcombe
https://townhall.com/columnists/jerrynewcombe/2024/02/01/the-razor-thin-margin-of-freedom-n2634459
— GA State Senator Captures Video Showing Groups of Illegal Migrants Hidden In Rooms at ATL Airport – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/31/a-ga-state-senator-appears-to-show-groups-of-illegal-immigrants-in-a-room-at-atl-airport-n2634457
— The Fall of Rome, Updated – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2024/01/31/the-fall-of-rome-updated-n2634447
— Biden Gives FREE STUFF to GAY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bam00vsmes

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Challenger to ‘RINO’ Senator Earns Party Endorsement, Makes Commitment to Threaten Mitch McConnell’s Position – C. Douglas Golden
https://www.westernjournal.com/challenger-rino-senator-earns-party-endorsement-makes-commitment-threaten-mitch-mcconnells-position/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

C-SPAN
— Speaker Johnson Delivers First Floor Speech on Border Security and Immigration Policy. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) uses his first official floor speech since his election last fall to criticize the Biden administration’s border security policies and accuses the administration of “incentivizing” people to come into the U.S. illegally.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?c5104634/speaker-johnson-delivers-floor-speech-border-security-immigration-policy

NBC NEWS
— Democrat and RINO leaders deny that the bipartisan border deal would allow 5,000 illegal crossings per day.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/does-new-immigration-bill-5000-illegal-border-crossings-per-day-rcna136656
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use slavery to promote more hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-students-empowered-ft-monroe-trip-slavery-birthplace-rcna134788

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Republican Georgia governor Brian Kemp signs bill that would define antisemitism in state law – Jeff Amy (COMMENT: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being antisemites, and especially Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrats encourage/use/force Jewish people to take adverse actions against Republicans like me. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on the on the many/big adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office (1966-1969), IRS (1971-1980) and GAO (1980-1997) superiors succeeded in getting my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take against me. Those adverse actions include forcing me to resign in 1969, disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, disallowing my education expenses in 1978, forcing me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, never promoting me beyond GS-13, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would also focus on Money Magazine’s 4-page February 1978 article on me.)
https://www.wfxg.com/story/50404534/georgia-governor-signs-bill-that-would-define-antisemitism-in-state-law

NEWSWEEK
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/liz-cheney-taylor-swift-national-treasure-republicans-1865788

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP FOLD: Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/31/us/us-immigration-asylum-border.html
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly a) run America and b) blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/31/opinion/racist-backlash-history.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump holds large lead over Haley in South Carolina, Post-Monmouth poll finds. The former S.C. governor has seen her favorability fall in her home state while Trump’s has improved. – Dan Balz, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/02/01/south-carolina-poll-post-monmouth/
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/31/taylor-swift-trump-maga-politics/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/31/gop-says-no-need-new-immigration-laws-thats-not-what-it-used-say/

USA TODAY
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2024/01/31/lgbtq-youth-aunts-support-parents-family/72352607007/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more obesity.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2024/01/31/advocates-sign-obesity-bill-of-rights/72356030007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Chicago Votes for Hamas. Mayor Brandon Johnson supports a cease-fire . . . in Gaza, not Chicago. – Editorial (COMMENT: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans as being antisemites, and especially Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. Democrats encourage/use/force Jewish people to take adverse actions against Republicans like me. I should write a book about the aforesaid. I would focus on the on the many/big adverse actions that my Democrat Post Office (1966-1969), IRS (1971-1980) and GAO (1980-1997) superiors succeeded in getting my many Jewish superiors and supervisors to take against me. Those adverse actions include forcing me to resign in 1969, disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, disallowing my education expenses in 1978, forcing me to suffer a $22,996/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980, never promoting me beyond GS-13, always ranking me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, and forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. I would also focus on Money Magazine’s 4-page February 1978 article on me.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/brandon-johnson-chicago-cease-fire-resolution-gaza-israel-2e7cd658
— Anticipate/expect hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taylor-swift-psyop-theory-donald-trump-travis-kelce-nfl-kansas-city-chiefs-joe-biden-288d7091
— In the ‘Asian Century,’ Indians and Chinese Flee. Why are the brightest and wealthiest so eager to leave these supposedly ascendant countries? – Sadanand Dhume
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-asian-century-indians-and-chinese-migrate-away-skilled-wealthy-immigrants-1702a683

KKTV
— “Colorado Springs is not a sanctuary city” officials react after first group of migrants arrive in Colorado Springs – Jared Dean (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasing pressure from the Democrat and RINO leaders in your municipality to officially make your municipality a sanctuary for illegals, Democrats, RINOs, minorities, females, younger people, poor people, homeless people, LGBTQers, non-Protestants, non-German Americans, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.kktv.com/2024/02/01/colorado-springs-is-not-sanctuary-city-officials-react-after-first-group-migrants-arrive-colorado-springs/
https://www.kktv.com/video/2024/02/01/watch-county-leaders-say-they-will-not-declare-sanctuary-city-migrants-arrive-colorado-springs/

FORBES
— Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Pass Pro-Gaza Ceasefire Resolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4IsDPlsyk
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/saradorn/2024/01/31/why-biden-cant-easily-shut-down-the-border-as-both-he-and-trump-have-suggested/
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly use DEI to destroy Republicans.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2024/01/31/3-of-the-most-popular-dei-myths-debunked/

MONEY TALKS
— The Average Payment for 9 Types of Social Security Recipients – Brandon Ballenger (COMMENT: Because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension, even though I paid into Social Security 1964-1974 while I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, and pumped more gasoline, my Social Security is dramatically reduced – it is only $2,945/year. Because Medicare now costs me $3,266/year, all my Social Security goes to pay Medicare and I had to pay Medicare $321 more for 2024.)
https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/heres-the-average-social-security-benefit/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retired workers Number of beneficiaries: 50.1 million (75% of all Social Security beneficiaries) Average annual benefit: $22,860)

REASON
— Ever-increasingly, at the request of Democrat and RINO leaders, citizens of foreign countries are illegally invading America.
https://reason.com/volokh/2024/01/31/more-on-why-immigration-is-not-invasion/
https://reason.com/volokh/2024/01/31/how-biden-can-alleviate-pressure-on-the-border-by-making-legal-migration-easier/

SLASH GEAR
— Ford 10-Speed Transmission: The Most Common Problems – PRARTHANA GOPAL (COMMENT: I am one of the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against Ford over this transmission. I represent Mustang owners in Illinois. SEE: https://dockets.justia.com/docket/illinois/ilndce/1:2023cv04130/435016 The lawsuit has since been transferred to Massachusetts.)
https://www.slashgear.com/1490143/ford-10-speed-transmission-common-problems/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 2017, Ford debuted the 10R80 transmission, which it had developed in collaboration with General Motors. The new transmission was first introduced in Ford F-150 trucks, but it soon became a mainstay in other models like the Mustang, Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, and Ranger, among others. The 10R80 was designed to provide more power and fuel efficiency, allowing drivers to experience a more responsive and nimble handling experience. That said, problems soon began to surface with the 10-speed automatic transmission. Owners of Ford passenger vehicles experienced various issues, ranging from jerky driving to delayed gear shifting and more. Over time, consistent problems with the transmission system led to multiple consumer complaints and even lawsuits against Ford. Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission has made an appearance in several Ford vehicles over the years, but it has also become the subject of multiple lawsuits. Plaintiffs have repeatedly alleged that the 10R80 transmission is defective. Some have also claimed that the auto manufacturer has known about this problem since 2018. A lawsuit, filed with the Massachusetts State Court on April 18, 2023, stated: “A common design and/or manufacturing defect in Ford’s 10R80 transmissions is a potentially life-threatening safety issue, and Ford has refused to recall or replace the defective Transmissions.” . . . Ford, on the other hand, refuted several of these allegations, asserting that the plaintiffs didn’t seek prompt servicing for their vehicles. Ford also pointed out that the complainants continued to use their cars despite these issues surfacing — a fact that could negate the severity of the claims. . .One of the most common issues that people have experienced with Ford vehicles that used the 10R80 transmission was the “sluggish” pace of gear changes. Some drivers also allegedly experienced violent and sudden shifts from one gear to the other.) 

January 31, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Taxpayers foot bill for relocating migrants who want to leave Chicago – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Tom Jones, Maggie Green and Adriana Aguilar
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-paying-for-migrant-crisis-texas/14373445/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: It’s the secret side of Chicago’s migrant crisis. Some migrants who arrive here don’t want to stay. Some asylum-seekers coming to Chicago from the border, at a sizable cost to government agencies, are then going somewhere else. The ABC7 I-Team asked Illinois state officials for information on how many migrants are coming and going. An ABC7 data investigation reveals this double migration, the coming and going, is running up the tab for a crisis that already caught Illinois by surprise, and continues to stretch government resources and finances. . .The I-Team filed an open records request to find out how many migrants are leaving Illinois, what that costs and who’s paying? According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, migrant travel costs in the Chicago area, including people leaving by bus, plane and train, total more than $775,000. And when additional travel related expenses such as rideshares are factored in, it’s almost $850,000 of taxpayer money that has been spent on migrants moving out of Chicago. State officials say 4,327 migrants have now come and gone. That is more than 10% of the migrants sent to Chicago over the last year and a half. . .Catholic Charities has provided some of the logistical help in relocating migrants from Illinois. A spokesperson for Gov. JB Pritzker tells the I-Team that before leaving here, Illinois authorities make sure there is a friend or family member on the other end to receive the asylum-seekers, wherever they’re going. Records show many of the migrants leaving Illinois are going to New York, Florida and Georgia. And some are going back to Texas.)
— Trump 2024: IL election board decides former president will stay on primary ballot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/donald-trump-news-chicago-2024/14372138/
— City council committee examines conditions at shelters for Chicago migrants. Meeting comes after Mayor Brandon Johnson extends eviction deadline. -Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-brandon-johnson-mayor-migrant-crisis/14371741/
— CPS high school students walk out of class to demand Gaza cease-fire – Stephanie Wade
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-public-schools-cps-walkout-ceasefire-gaza-war/14373001/
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-venezuelan-migrant-oak-park-st-edmund-parish/14373531/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdZBYHC-0NQ

NBC5
— Mayor Johnson signs $79 million spending increase for Favorite Healthcare Staffing for migrant shelters – Bennett Haeberle
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-johnson-signs-79-million-spending-increase-for-favorite-healthcare-staffing-for-migrant-shelters/3342303/

CBS2
— Suburban Chicago man says dashboard of his Tesla caught fire out of the blue – Jermont Terry
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/suburban-chicago-man-dashboard-tesla-fire/

WGN9
— 3 Chicago men charged with selling fraudulent IDs to migrants – Alonzo Small
https://wgntv.com/migrants-in-chicago/3-chicago-men-charged-with-selling-fraudulent-ids-to-migrants/
— City council committee hearing focuses on living conditions at Chicago migrant shelters
https://wgntv.com/migrants-in-chicago/mayors-office-handling-of-migrant-shelter-conditions-probed-by-chicago-committee/
https://wgntv.com/migrants-in-chicago/city-council-committee-hearing-focuses-on-living-conditions-at-chicago-migrant-shelters/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_CeUNK83do
— Political parties exist to defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, and RINO party leaders reject the aforesaid.
https://wgntv.com/news/national/ap-us-news/ap-some-republican-leaders-are-pushing-back-against-the-conservative-freedom-caucus-in-statehouses/

FOX32
— Chicago officials lay out next steps for migrants. In the last year-and-a-half, more than 35,000 migrants have arrived in Chicago from the southern border. On Tuesday morning, the heads of various city departments involved in the migrant mission met at City Hall to streamline the next steps.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1403633
— Chicago students stage walkout in support of Palestine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CZgQaf8fyY
— Chicago committee discusses migrant resettlement, shelter oversight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp-rUM-C0uM

WTTW
— CPS Students Hold Walkouts in Support of Gaza Cease-Fire – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2024/01/30/cps-students-hold-walkouts-support-gaza-cease-fire

WBBM
— Activists say city is trying to muzzle them during DNC in Chicago – Andy Dahn
https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/activists-city-trying-to-muzzle-them-during-dnc-in-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Niles, Lincolnwood, Norridge pass ordinances to curb unscheduled bus drop-offs of migrants – Richard Requena
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/niles/ct-nhs-migrant-bus-drop-off-tl-0205-20240130-scd7ss6tlravlbrgasoaitkax4-story.html
— Biden calls Trump a ‘loser’ as he raises money in Florida – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-aud-nw-election-2024-biden-florida-20240130-cahqxflw3fbfxnbxfdvyw5nu5m-story.html
— Activists call on Chicago to reverse permit denial for march before Democratic National Convention – Rebecca Johnson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dnc-protest-permit-0131-20240131-6ter4plpffh3veg3eiqgqpmnji-story.html
— Chicago aldermen focus on migrant work authorizations rather than shelter conditions – A.D. Quig and Olivia Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/immigration/ct-migrant-shelter-conditions-hearing-20240130-saelr45odzgeleogarw6xqmuqu-story.html
— Illinois elections board keeps Donald Trump on primary ballot. ‘I love Illinois,’ former president responds. – Rick Pearson and Olivia Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-illinois-primary-ballot-20240130-she6cwlxi5fpnn4w7kpmm7aogq-story.html
— Anticipate/expect that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-taylor-swift-joe-biden-page-20240131-6rlvefqj7jga7lwww5cf54f4om-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Abortion rights, LGBTQ+ activists want delegates to see them during Democratic Convention protest. The city has denied a group’s permit to hold a demonstration at Jane M. Byrne Plaza during the Democratic National Convention in August. A judge this week will decide whether an alternate route is acceptable. – Audrey Hettleman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/1/30/24056307/lgbtq-organizers-appeal-denial-of-permit-to-march-during-democratic-convention
— CPS students walk out to support City Council’s Gaza cease-fire resolution. The Council is expected to debate the long-delayed resolution Wednesday after more than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed. It also seeks the release of Israeli hostages taken by the militant group Hamas in its Oct. 7 attack. – Nader Issa, Phyllis Cha and Michael Puente
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2024/1/30/24055756/cps-students-walk-out-schools-support-gaza-ceasefire
— Election officials seek new incentives to recruit election judges for March primary. Finding enough election judges has become increasingly challenging. Officials have tried increasing pay and tapping groups such as veterans and high school students and more. – Tessa Weinberg
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/1/30/24054701/election-judges-shortage-march-19-primary-illinois-recruitment-incentives
— My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/1/30/24055628/german-bund-chicago-daily-times-expose-pbs-series-american-experience-nazi-town-usa-world-war-ii

DAILY HERALD
— House GOP is moving quickly to impeach Mayorkas as border security becomes top election issue – AP (COMMENT: Mayorkas is an operative for Democrat and RINO leaders. Charles Bowsher was an operative for Democrat and RINO leaders while he ran GAO 1981-1996. Bowsher ever-increasingly destroyed GAO and especially under Clinton 1993-1996 and under Gingrich 1995-1996. GAO is less than a shell of what it once was. Bowsher used Democrat and RINO budget cuts, Affirmative Action, DEI, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, and national origin discrimination to get rid of GAO’s employees who were conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. He got rid of GAO employees who had accounting degrees, were CPAs, did not have Ivy League degrees, and/or who he had not promoted into his Senior Executive Service, currently $191,900/year, by age 40. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240130/nation-and-world-politics/house-gop-is-moving-quickly-to-impeach-mayorkas-as-border-security-becomes-top-election-issue/
— Biden calls Trump a ‘loser’ as he raises money on his home turf in Florida – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240130/nation-and-world-politics/biden-to-soak-up-sunshine-and-campaign-cash-in-florida-trip/
— GOP congressional candidates in 11th District differ on immigration, gun control – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240130/news/gop-congressional-candidates-differ-on-immigration-gun-control/

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston considers proposal allowing documented residents to vote in municipal elections – Edward Simon Cruz
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2024/01/29/city/evanston-considers-proposal-allowing-documented-residents-to-vote-in-municipal-elections/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly analogize helping Blacks to escape slavery with helping citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally and to stay in America illegally..
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/history/2024/01/31/group-is-trying-to-bring-underground-railroad-voices-together-in-state/72267990007/

DES MOINES REGISTER
— Iowa GOP bill would block undocumented immigrants from accessing public assistance – Brianne Pfannenstiel
https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2024/01/30/iowa-gop-bill-cracks-down-on-smuggling-of-undocumented-immigrants-public-assistance/72412766007/

IOWA CAPITAL DISPATCH
— Bill would require use of ‘E-Verify’ to check workers’ immigration status – ROBIN OPSAHL
https://iowacapitaldispatch.com/2024/01/24/bill-would-require-use-of-e-verify-to-check-workers-immigration-status/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DeSantis demands ‘Squad’ member be expelled, deported over ‘Somalians first’ remarks – RAY LEWIS
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/desantis-demands-squad-member-be-expelled-deported-over-somalians-first-remarks-ilhan-omar-somalia-somali-muslim-florida-congress

NEWS CHANNEL 20 & Q98.5
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly push more pot.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/springfield-officials-discuss-how-cannabis-revenue-is-being-used#
https://q985online.com/illinois-weed-infused-wing-sauce-for-super-bowl/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Voters under 30 hold polarized political views based on gender (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly crow about their success in getting younger people to hate Republicans.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-29/voters-under-30-hold-polarized-political-views-based-on-gender-data-shows
— IRS got $80B to. . .chase rich tax avoiders. Here’s how it’s going – Ari Shapiro, Megan Lim, Patrick Jarenwattananon (COMMENT: Because IRS is run by Democrats, IRS will use that money to chase Republicans, and especially Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time. They certainly will not chase Democrats who are major donors. I worked for Democrats who ran IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for Democrats who ran GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-30/the-irs-got-80b-to-help-people-and-chase-rich-tax-avoiders-heres-how-its-going

SBB RESEARCH GROUP FOUNDATION
— Milton Township Food Pantry Receives the SBB Research Group Foundation Grant (COMMENT: What percent of the residents of your county, of your township, of your municipality, and of your school district are non-native English speakers?)
https://www.prweb.com/releases/milton-township-food-pantry-receives-the-sbb-research-group-foundation-grant-302048183.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Recognizing the diversity of the population in Milton Township, where 39% of residents are non-native English speakers. The pantry has taken proactive steps to bridge language barriers. They utilize translation technology to better understand and fulfill the unique needs of their clients.)

CAPITOL FAX

— Morning briefing

https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/31/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-223/

— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/30/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-25/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WIREPOINTS
— The SAFE-T Act is making the detention of alleged criminals difficult
https://wirepoints.org/were-at-2-billion-spent-on-illegal-immigrants-so-far-and-were-no-closer-to-a-resolution-wirepoints-on-am-560-chicagos-morning-answer/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Chicago provides 300,000 meals a week to non-citizen migrants, among other services – Andrew Hensel
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_ec4ccd18-bf63-11ee-a769-0fe8de97a9ff.html#

ROCK ISLAND TODAY
— Illinois Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce New Gun Restriction Law
https://rockislandtoday.com/stories/653968871-illinois-sheriffs-refuse-to-enforce-new-gun-restriction-law

EAST CENTRAL REPORTER
— House Republican Members Request Illegal Immigration Crisis Public Hearings
https://eastcentralreporter.com/stories/653963308-house-republican-members-request-illegal-immigration-crisis-public-hearings

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House committee gives first approval to Mayorkas impeachment – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/31/house-committee-gives-first-approval-to-alejandro-/
— Bold & Blunt: DEI brainwashing is worse than you think – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/30/bold-blunt-dei-brainwashing-is-worse-than-you-thin/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ly-kvKI3lI
— No immigration deal: Laws do not enforce themselves, and Biden isn’t trustworthy – Michael McKenna
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/30/no-immigration-deal-laws-do-not-enforce-themselves/
— House Republican committee reveals fundraising totals that ‘shattered’ record – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/30/inside-beltway-national-republican-congressional-c/
— Ron DeSantis calls for Ilhan Omar’s expulsion from Congress, deportation over ‘Somali first’ video – Victor Morton
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/30/ron-desantis-calls-ilhan-omars-expulsion-congress-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House panel advances Mayorkas articles of impeachment – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2824106/house-panel-approves-mayorkas-articles-of-impeachment/
— Trump survives Illinois Board of Elections vote determining his 2024 ballot status – Jack Birle
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2826533/trump-survives-illinois-board-of-elections-vote-2024-ballot-status/
— Rick Scott accuses McConnell of ‘undermining’ GOP over Senate border deal – Emily Jacobs
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate/2827482/rick-scott-mcconnell-undermining-gop-op-ed/
— All hail the American royalty – Jeremiah Poff
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2825241/all-hail-the-american-royalty/
— Since the 1960s, Democrat and RINO leaders have always used Affirmative Action and DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2827690/biden-doj-says-keep-race-based-policies-at-west-point/

NEW YORK POST
— House panel approves impeachment articles against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas – Josh Christe
https://nypost.com/2024/01/31/news/house-panel-approves-impeachment-articles-against-mayorkas/
— Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is right: America is being invaded – Betsy McCaughey
https://nypost.com/2024/01/30/opinion/texas-gov-greg-abbott-is-right-america-is-being-invaded/
— NY considering relaxing work qualifications for thousands of jobs to hire migrants – Vaughn Golden (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, to hire, retain, and promote more Democrats who were minority, female, and/or younger, they ever-increasingly relaxed work qualifications. That ever-increasingly rendered worthless my job-related bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees, six professional certifications, and professional license.)
https://nypost.com/2024/01/30/metro/ny-weighing-rule-change-to-hire-thousands-of-migrants/
— Trump stays on Illinois’ ballot as election board declines to ban him over Capitol riot – AP
https://nypost.com/2024/01/30/news/trump-stays-on-illinois-ballot-as-election-board-declines-to-ban-him-over-capitol-riot/
— Denver struggling to stay afloat, facing ‘pressing budgetary concern’ after arrival of 38,000 migrants – Isabel Keane
https://nypost.com/2024/01/30/news/denver-inundated-by-arrival-of-40000-migrants/
— Speaker Johnson rips Biden for claim ‘I’ve done all I can’ to secure US-Mexico border: ‘Simply untrue’ – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2024/01/30/news/biden-says-ive-done-all-i-can-to-secure-border-johnson-says-simply-untrue/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Death of Citizenship – Steve McCann
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/01/the_death_of_citizenship.html
— A GOP Divided Cannot Stand – Jasmine Campos (COMMENT: Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO elected officials and party leaders ever-increasingly drive conservatives out of the party, that is, they ever-increasingly drive platform Republicans out of the party, that is, they ever-increasingly destroy the party.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/01/a_gop_divided_cannot_stand.html
— Why hasn’t the CDC warned about all the diseases that could be brought in because of Joe Biden’s open borders? – Jack Hellner (COMMENT: Remember COVID-19.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/why_hasnt_the_cdc_warned_about_all_the_diseases_that_could_be_brought_in_because_of_joe_bidens_open_borders.html
— The border deal trap is out in the open, and desperate Democrats are lying to blame the GOP – D. Parker
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/the_border_deal_trap_is_out_in_the_open_and_desperate_democrats_are_lying_to_blame_the_gop.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Gov. Abbott has message for sanctuary cities on migrant busing and they won’t like it – Kevin Haggerty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/30/gov-abbott-has-message-for-sanctuary-cities-on-migrant-busing-and-they-wont-like-it-1432188/
— Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/30/averting-civil-war-should-be-first-priority-1432365/

BREITBART
— Biden DHS Celebrates Program Helping Illegals Finger ‘Bad Employers’ for Prosecution – WARNER TODD HUSTON (COMMENT: Employers want illegals because employers want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/01/30/biden-dhs-celebrates-program-helping-illegals-finger-bad-employers-for-prosecution/
— Biden Could Have Resolved Border Crisis ‘Today, Yesterday, Three Years Ago’ – Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2024/01/30/gop-rep-steube-biden-could-have-resolved-border-crisis-today-yesterday-three-years-ago/

DAILY CALLER
— Donald Trump Will Remain On State Ballot After Board Of Elections Vote – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/30/donald-trump-illinois-ballot-14th-amendment/

DAILY WIRE
— Cruz: Biden’s Border Crisis Is So Bad He Makes Obama’s Border Crisis Seem ‘Minuscule’
https://www.dailywire.com/news/cruz-bidens-border-crisis-is-so-bad-he-makes-obamas-border-crisis-seem-minuscule

EPOCH TIMES
— A ‘Well-Funded Cabal’ Influenced the 2020 Election—What Lies Ahead in 2024? Republicans may be holding a losing hand this November as the Democratic Party uses the advantages it gained during and after the 2020 election cycle. – Kevin Stocklin
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/after-2020-election-efforts-by-well-funded-cabal-a-look-ahead-at-2024-post-5575531

FEDERALIST
— 20 Questions To Ask Republican Candidates In Your State – JOY PULLMANN
https://thefederalist.com/2024/01/31/20-questions-to-ask-republican-candidates-in-your-state/

FOX BUSINESS
— Mayorkas’ decisions are putting lives in danger – Chad Wolf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf1HJa2vVWI

FOX NEWS
— Mayorkas impeachment articles approved by committee, setting up full House vote. The Biden administration has called the allegations ‘baseless’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mayorkas-impeachment-articles-approved-by-committee-setting-up-full-house-vote
— Migrant crime is a ‘problem that extends beyond the borders of Chicago’: Brian Strockis. Oak Brook Police Chief Brian Strockis discusses how the migrant crisis is impacting his Chicago suburb on ‘America Reports.’
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6345890251112
— Chicago Democrat goes off on city’s handling of migrant crisis: ‘It’s an invasion’ Andre Smith called out the Windy City for using funds to shelter migrants while Chicagoans struggle. – Elizabeth Heckman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/chicago-democrat-citys-handling-migrant-crisis-invasion
— Democrats are so pro-migrant that it’s now Russian roulette with Americans’ safety. Pro-migrant Democrats don’t care about your safety. This is especially true at our nation’s airports. – Betsy McCaughey (COMMENT: Remember 9/11.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-pro-migrant-russian-roulette-americans-safety
— Denver becoming overwhelmed after 40,000 spike in migrant population. As Denver increases 5% in its population, the city struggles to support the influx of immigrants. – Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi (COMMENT: Denver today, your municipality tomorrow.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/denver-becoming-overwhelmed-40000-spike-migrant-population
— Mayorkas lashes out at ‘baseless’ GOP allegations ahead of key impeachment vote. Republicans have accused Mayorkas of failing to follow immigration law. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mayorkas-lashes-out-baseless-gop-allegations-ahead-of-key-impeachment-vote
— The Southern Illinois University medical school is under fire after offering and promoting a race and sexual orientation-based scholarship, which some said is “discriminatory” and the “poster-child for what universities should not do.” “The discrimination operates at multiple levels, including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity,” William Jacobson, founder of EqualProtect.org and a Cornell University Law Professor, told Fox News Digital. “This discriminatory eligibility scheme is the poster-child for what universities should not do.” – Sarah Rumpf-Whitten (COMMENT: Soon, if not already, everyone in healthcare in America will be minority, female, younger, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-American, and/or have ancestors who have not been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/illinois-university-medical-school-hit-013520405.html
— No wall, no deal. The Senate and House GOP must walk away from any immigration “compromise” that doesn’t begin with the completion of the Wall. – Hugh Hewitt
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/morning-glory-no-wall-no-deal

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Texas Can Keep Securing the Border. Supreme Court Didn’t Prevent It – Hans A. von Spakovsky
https://www.heritage.org/immigration/commentary/texas-can-keep-securing-the-border-supreme-court-didnt-prevent-it

HOUSE REPUBLICANS
— House Republicans Are Holding DHS Secretary Mayorkas Accountable
https://www.gop.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=702

NEWSMAX
— House Will Impeach Mayorkas – Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/lauren-boebert-alejandro-mayorkas-impeach/2024/01/30/id/1151640/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden’s Border War on Texas and the American People Continues – GREG BYRNES
https://pjmedia.com/gregbyrnes/2024/01/30/president-bidens-border-war-on-texas-and-the-american-people-continues-n4925955
— Venezuela, Like Iran, Plays Biden for a Fool and America Suffers for It – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/01/30/venezuela-like-iran-plays-biden-for-a-fool-and-american-suffers-for-it-n4925960

POST MILLENNIAL
— 15 actions Biden has taken to open the US border without Congressional approval. Biden used climate change as a reason to increase the number of refugees admitted to the US each year. – Libby Emmons
https://thepostmillennial.com/15-actions-biden-has-taken-to-open-the-us-border-without-congressional-approval

TOWNHALL
— Texas Rep Reveals How Many Known or Suspected Terrorists Have Entered Through the Southern Border. – Madeline Leesman
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2024/01/30/border-house-judiciary-hearing-n2634367

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Anticipate/expect that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4437811-republicans-have-a-serious-taylor-swift-problem/

MSNBC
— Anticipate/expect that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/maga-republicans-dial-up-the-conspiracy-theories-about-taylor-swift-203310661535

CBS NEWS
— Proposal allows asylum seekers in New York to get temporary government jobs (COMMENT: New York today, Illinois tomorrow. The Democrats who ran the Post Office in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/asylum-seeker-temporary-state-government-jobs-new-york/
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/video/proposal-allows-asylum-seekers-in-new-york-to-get-temporary-government-jobs/

NEWSWEEK
— Anti-religious businesses ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ.
https://www.newsweek.com/heres-how-businesses-can-true-lgbtq-allies-opinion-1865356
— Everything Taylor Swift Has Said About Joe Biden – Billie Schwab Dunn (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect ever-increasingly efforts by hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to use Swift to promote more hatred against Trump. Will Haley get Swift to campaign for her?)
https://www.newsweek.com/everything-taylor-swift-said-about-president-joe-biden-1865185

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/30/us/politics/biden-border-crisis-immigration.html

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Anticipate/expect that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will ever-increasingly use Taylor Swift to promote more hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/30/us/politics/taylor-swift-travis-kelce-trump.html

USA TODAY
— Think you’ll work past 70? Good luck. Why most of us retire earlier. – Daniel de Visé (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more that you will be encouraged/forced to retire early: conservative, Republican, American, heterosexual, White, male, non-veteran, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2024/01/24/most-americans-retire-earlier-than-expected-over-their-health-layoffs/72312011007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— WSJ represents employers who want cheap labor, so therefore, it ever-increasingly promotes more illegal immigration.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/alejandro-mayorkas-impeachment-house-republicans-border-immigration-homeland-security-1a431a5d
— Republicans Move to Impeach Homeland Security Chief Mayorkas Over Border. Effort comes as Senate tries to wrap up bipartisan deal on immigration. – Michelle Hackman
https://www.wsj.com/politics/republicans-move-to-impeach-homeland-security-chief-mayorkas-over-border-1ef82a62
— Job Quitting Fell 12% Last Year – Austen Hufford (COMMENT: I withstood very big efforts by my Democrat superiors to get me to quit while I worked for them for almost 18 years at GAO, for almost 9 years at IRS, and for almost 3 years at the Post Office. They took many very big adverse actions against me. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.wsj.com/economy/jobs/fewer-workers-are-quitting-heres-what-that-means-for-the-economy-82e6c55b

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Minneapolis is giving people $500 a month and recipients say the no-strings-attached cash is helping them fight soaring housing costs – Eliza Relman
https://www.businessinsider.com/basic-income-gbi-ubi-housing-rent-minneapolis-homeless-real-estate-2024-1

NPR
— Chicago Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2024/01/31/1227157119/for-chicagos-new-migrants-informal-support-groups-help-ease-the-pain-and-trauma

INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION
— How meaningful work during college launches student careers – Melissa Ezarik (COMMENT: My working part-time for the Park Forest Post Office while I took classes at UIC 1966-1968 and at NIU in 1969 to pay for earning a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 did not help my career. Because of negative government employee stereotypes, in many ways, it harmed my career.)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/student-success/life-after-college/2023/11/08/how-meaningful-work-during-college-launches

January 27, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Migrants keep coming as Mayor Brandon Johnson hides Chicago’s welcome mat – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/1/26/24052246/migrants-chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-state-funding-gov-pritzker-asylum-seekers-rich-miller
— Ageism has no place in politics. Longevity is a blessing, not a disability. – Mary Mitchell
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/1/26/24051648/ageism-has-no-place-in-politics
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2024/1/26/24050612/donald-trump-mental-lapses-jan-6-nikki-haley-maga-gene-lyons
— 2 CPS high school students killed in Loop shooting. ‘It feels normalized when it shouldn’t be’ Robert Boston, 16, and Monterio Williams, 17, were students at Innovations High School, a CPS charter school at 17 N. State St., police said. – Violet Miller, Mary Norkol, Tom Schuba and Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2024/1/26/24051984/loop-shooting-teens-killed-wabash-washington
— Chicago restaurants struggled with labor shortages last year. Relief is coming slowly. A new report says city eateries had trouble finding workers last summer, with 82% of them short at least one kitchen staffer. Local owners say things have started to improve, but food and labor costs are still a concern. – Audrey Hettleman (COMMENT: I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer in between. Since 1964, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have used that against me to paint me as being an unmitigated loser. They hint/imply/argue/shout that they never would have stooped to take job like I took. In my defense, with the money I earned and saved washing dishes, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. I used it to get to/from a) jobs cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, pumping gasoline, and delivering mail and b) classes at UIC. I sold it in late 1967 and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those whose parents a) had lots of money, b) bought them cars, c) paid their college expenses, and/or d) got them jobs.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2024/1/26/24046983/chicago-restaurants-rising-food-labor-costs-labor-shortages-chef-2023

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Speaker Johnson warns Senate against border deal, suggesting it will be ‘dead on arrival’ in House – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-aud-nw–20240126-2kj2oedkdfck3bkr7pwy3dgtei-story.html
— Aldermen sign letter urging Johnson to scrap 60-day migrant shelter policy – Alice Yin, Jake Sheridan and A.D. Quig
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-brandon-johnson-aldermen-allies-migrants-20240125-n7yqnpfvrbbznmcli5l3tqofzq-story.html
— Overnight count showing more homeless on the streets of Aurora reflects growing national crisis – Denise Crosby
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-homeless-count-st-0128-20240127-lwm24py6zfh6jccjvoakaypqce-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— The Democrat Party ever-increasingly promotes more dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240126/syndicated-columnists/lincoln-and-reagan-wouldnt-recognize-todays-republican-party/
— Homeless man convicted of raping woman on Prairie Path (in) Wheaton – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240126/news/homeless-man-convicted-of-raping-woman-on-prairie-path-near-wheaton/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A 44-year-old homeless man was convicted Thursday evening of raping a woman on the Illinois Prairie Path (in) Wheaton almost six years ago. Following a three-day trial and less than three hours of deliberation, a jury found Robert Davison guilty of multiple counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and one count of unlawful restraint. Davison has been in custody at the DuPage County jail since his arrest in May of 2018. Wheaton police began investigating the attack just after midnight on May 18, 2018, when a woman was heard screaming for help near the PADS shelter in Wheaton. The woman had dirt on her face and cuts to her upper body. The woman told investigators she had been approached by Davison along the Prairie Path who “demanded sex from her.” When she refused, she said Davison dragged her into a wooded area by the hair and sexually assaulted her. Davison fled after the attack, but was located two days later, authorities said. Davison is scheduled back in court March 7 for a pre-sentencing hearing. He faces up to 90 years in prison.)

ABC7
— Group seeks to keep Donald Trump off Illinois primary ballot citing January 6 insurrection – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/donald-trump-news-illinois-primary-january-6-insurrection/14364007/
— City council members urge mayor to extend Feb. 1 shelter eviction deadline – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-migrants-city-council-governor-jb-pritzker/14363628/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvtczBPMQmw
— Fake explicit Taylor Swift images: White House is ‘alarmed’ – Karen Travers and Emmanuelle Saliba
https://abc7chicago.com/fake-explicit-taylor-swift-images-white-house-is-alarmed-/14364105/
— 2 students killed in Loop shooting outside of high school ID’d, Chicago police say – Evelyn Holmes, Tre Ward
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-loop-washington-street-wabash/14363148/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh4CUFp1GcM
— Rally at University of Chicago calls for ceasefire in Gaza – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/university-of-chicago-rally-ceasefire-gaza/14363448/

NBC5
— Markham holds fundraising event to help migrants in Chicago. “This should not just be a city of Chicago problem” – Regina Waldroup (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrats and RINOs will ever-increasingly do more to promote illegal immigration.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/markham-holds-fundraising-event-to-help-migrants-in-chicago/3339361/
— Gunmen opened fire as students exited school in Chicago’s Loop, killing two students
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/gunmen-opened-fire-as-students-exited-school-in-chicagos-loop-killing-two-students/3339210/
— Mayor releases statement after shooting in Loop in downtown Chicago. The shocking scene unfolded just before 12:30 p.m. outside Innovations High School on North Wabash Street.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayor-releases-statement-after-shooting-in-loop-in-downtown-chicago/3339367/

CBS2
— Two teens dead in shooting in downtown Chicago. – Suzanne Le Mignot, Marybel Gonzalez, Elyssa Kaufman, John Dodge, Rebecca McCann
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/police-investigation-downtown-chicago/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWPk6MAtbv8
— Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/for-migrants-in-chicago-who-want-to-legally-stay-and-work-a-complicated-legal-process/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-migrants-work-permits/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yCaV9Ydfwg
— Chicago Scholars program helps first-generation and low-income students achieve college dreams – Audrina Sinclair (COMMENT: What if Affirmative Action had been only for those whose parents did not have college degrees?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-scholars-program-helps-first-generation-and-low-income-students-achieve-college-dreams/
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/chicago-scholars-program-helps-students-achieve-college-dreams/

WGN9
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgntv.com/news/deans-list/chicago-native-vic-mensa-cast-of-the-chi-helps-feed-unhoused-asylum-seekers/

FOX32
— First evictions scheduled under Chicago mayor’s 60-day migrant shelter policy
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1401778
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qib_m3Uaos
— Texas holds strong in barbed wire approach at border
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1401841
— Disruption erupts as Chicago alderwoman addresses Holocaust Remembrance Day resolution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRxrEf4m-6I

WGN RADIO
— Councilman Josh McBroom says zero Naperville residents would volunteer to help house migrants – Pete Zimmerman
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/councilman-josh-mcbroom-says-zero-naperville-residents-would-volunteer-to-help-house-migrants/
— Should volunteers in Naperville house migrants? – Pete Zimmerman (COMMENT: How many empty bedrooms do you have in your home? Anticipate/expect that the more empty bedrooms that you have, the more pressure that you will be under from Democrat and RINO leaders to take illegals into your home and to provide them with housing, food, clothing, medical care, transportation, education, etc. Anticipate/expect that at least initially, Democrat and RINO leaders will give you lots of money to do that.)
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/newsclick/the-john-williams-newsclick-should-volunteers-in-naperville-house-migrants/#/questions

WBEZ
— Will Mayor Johnson evict 2,000 migrants next week? – Hunter Clauss (COMMENT: How many illegals are headed for your county, for your township, for your municipality, and for your school district?)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-rundown-will-mayor-johnson-evict-2000-migrants-next-week/8b4298a3-f06f-4df2-8a90-1587d2f30696

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Park Ridge Takes Compassionate Approach Should Any Migrants Arrive – Todd Wessell (COMMENT: Anticipate/expect that Democrat and RINO leaders will ever-increasingly demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you if you do not take illegals into your home and provide them with food, clothing, medical care, transportation, education, etc.)
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/park-ridge-takes-compassionate-approach-should-any-migrants-arrive/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While no known arrivals of asylum seekers have occurred in Park Ridge, the city has put together a plan that would become effective if a bus load of migrants are suddenly dropped off in the city. Park Ridge leaders have decided not to enact an ordinance that would impose fines on bus companies and their drivers for allowing migrants to disembark in the city without prior notice. Instead, City Manager Joe Gilmore said, an “Emergency Management Plan” has been put together that directs that Park Ridge will “compassionately facilitate transportation (of migrants) to the city of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.” The plan lays out procedures the city and police department will follow should a drop off occur. In cases where migrants have been dropped off in Park Ridge without the city’s knowledge, “they should be sheltered at either the Dee Road or Uptown Metra station (whichever is closest).” From there, local police will contact the Metra Police Department and assist in getting people on the next inbound train to Chicago. In instances where a bus carrying migrants has not yet dropped off their passengers, the police “should request that the passengers remain on the bus for routing to the city of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.” According to Gilmore, city officials have studied the migrant issue for a lengthy period of time which for many suburbs has triggered ordinances that penalize bus companies and drivers that arrive in their communities unannounced. Most of those towns say they do not have the resources to shelter and feed asylum seekers. Local ordinances have been approved in neighboring Des Plaines and Rosemont. “The plan is high-level and fluid, and discussed frequently by city staff,” continued Gilmore. He explained that the city’s staff has communicated with other suburbs about their experiences. He added that a recent survey of the Northwest Municipal Conference revealed that a majority of its 46 members have not adopted ordinances that restrict unscheduled bus stops within their borders. “Park Ridge staff discussed this option, and engaged the city attorney, and staff concluded that this is not an effective option, at this time. We continue to monitor the situations and options.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott about two years ago implemented the program of transporting asylum seekers, most of whom have entered the U.S. through Texas, to Northern locations that have declared themselves sanctuary cities. The city of Chicago considers itself a sanctuary city. Many people believe that Abbott created the program to dump migrants in cities as a way of showing the problems his state is wrestling with. In its Emergency Plan, Park Ridge police will provide “address, guidance, and/or escort to the Chicago location where migrants are given food and shelter. “The city of Park Ridge, like every Chicagoland municipality facing this crisis, does not have the resources or infrastructure necessary to accommodate individuals on a long-term basis,” said the city’s Emergency Plan.)

WAND TV
— Illinois election leaders hear oral arguments over Biden, Trump appearing on primary ballot – Mike Miletich
https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-election-leaders-hear-oral-arguments-over-biden-trump-appearing-on-primary-ballot/article_ed61096c-bc93-11ee-9574-471ea1501ba1.html

WTAX
— Biden challenge fizzles
https://wtax.com/news/101101-biden-challenge-fizzles/

WJBC
— Objections to President Biden’s presence on the Illinois primary ballot have failed to convince the State Board of Elections to disqualify him. – Dave Dahl
https://www.wjbc.com/2024/01/26/presidential-candidacies-facing-objection-in-illinois-with-little-success/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Tensions grow between city, state and federal government over influx of migrants – ANDREW ADAMS
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/tensions-grow-between-city-state-and-federal-government-over-influx-of-migrants

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— How Many People Experience Homelessness In Chicago? Annual Count Aims To Boost Services. City staffers and volunteers connected with hundreds of unhoused Chicagoans during the annual point-in-time count Thursday night. Meanwhile, thousands of migrants face homelessness as the city’s shelter stay limit approaches. – Colin Boyle (COMMENT: As limousine liberal Democrats take over DuPage County, Chicago Democrat leaders send fewer of their homeless people to DuPage County. Democrat leaders have always demonized, denigrated, and condemned traditional marriage and family and painted homeless people as being products of many failed traditional families.)
https://blockclubchicago.org/2024/01/26/johnson-touts-administrations-efforts-for-homeless-amid-looming-migrant-eviction-deadline/

CAPITOL FAX
— Afternoon roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2024/01/26/isabel%e2%80%99s-afternoon-roundup-23/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Programs based on Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness undermine merit in America – William O. Lipinski (COMMENT: My critics/opponents a) reject the Supreme Court Affirmative Action decision and b) use DEI to get rid of Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2024/01/26/right-from-the-middle-programs-based-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusiveness-undermine-merit-in-america/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Chicago mayor not on board with blocking DNC in exchange for federal funding for migrants – Andrew Hensel
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_bc6cd8d0-bc76-11ee-bc5d-9785b7e51aae.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Raucous Pro-Gaza Hecklers Interrupted Incumbent Democrats Bill Foster and Sean Casten Marks DuPage Debate
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/01/27/raucus-pro-gasa-hecklers-interrupted-incumbent-democrats-bill-foster-and-sean-casten-marks-dupage-debate/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— The Migrant Crisis is Driving the U.S. Economy Deeper into Debt
https://www.illinoisreview.com/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Texas attorney general rejects Biden demands over border standoff – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/26/ken-paxton-texas-ag-rejects-biden-demands-over-bor/
— DHS reports worst border numbers in history as House moves to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/26/dhs-reports-worst-border-numbers-in-history-as-hou/
— Jury awards E. Jean Carroll more than $83M in additional damages over Trump remarks – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/26/jury-awards-e-jean-carroll-over-83m-additional-dam/
— Biden vows to get tough on border security if Congress will pass a ‘bipartisan bill’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/26/joe-biden-vows-get-tough-border-security-if-congre/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Nikki Haley hits Trump over cognitive health after E. Jean Carroll confusion – Mabinty Quarshie (COMMENT: How negative will Haley and her supporters go against Trump and against those who share his demographics? Trump is conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-veteran, gun-owner, Protestant, German American, and his ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/2820142/nikki-haley-hits-trump-cognitive-ability/
— Liberal Chicago mayor’s move to the right on crisis issue sets off fight with allies – Rachel Schilke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2821460/liberal-chicago-mayors-move-right-crisis-issue-fight-allies/
— Why does Chicago hate illegal immigrants? – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2821354/why-does-chicago-hate-illegal-immigrants/
— Send the migrant buses to the rich white liberal suburbs – Jeremiah Poff (COMMENT: To cast a Democrat ballot in the March 19, 2024 primary is to volunteer to take illegals into your home and to provide them with food, clothing, medical care, transportation, education, etc.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/2820189/send-the-migrant-buses-to-the-rich-white-liberal-suburbs/
— Senators reach deal to shut down border when migrant crossings surge. – David Sivak (COMMNET: Absolutely no one believes that Democrat or RINO leaders would ever “shut down” the border. Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/senate/2821875/senators-reach-deal-shut-down-border/
— Migrant encounters at border surpassed all-time record in December: 371,000 people. – Anna Giaritelli
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2819005/immigrant-encounters-border-surpassed-all-time-record-december/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Joe Biden’s Senior Moment of the Week (Vol. 78)
https://freebeacon.com/biden-administration/watch-joe-bidens-senior-moment-of-the-week-vol-78/

NEW YORK POST
— Texas refuses to back down in border standoff with feds, as record 302K migrants illegally cross US-Mexico border in December. – Megan Palin and Selim Algar
https://nypost.com/2024/01/26/news/texas-refuses-to-back-down-in-border-standoff-with-feds-as-record-302k-migrants-illegally-cross-us-mexico-border-in-december/
— NASCAR looks to diversify audience despite anti-DEI backlash as viewership falls – Shannon Thale
https://nypost.com/2024/01/26/business/nascar-looks-to-diversify-audience-despite-anti-dei-backlash/

AMERICAN FAMILY NEWS
— Law firm launches ‘hot line’ to report DEI’s damage to your career ladder. – Chris Woodward (COMMENT: All my coworkers who my Democrat superiors in the federal government promoted over me were Democrats who had a) less work experience than I had, b) less education than I had, c) fewer or no professional certifications than I had, and/or d) no professional license. Virtually all of them were minorities and/or females. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://afn.net/legal-courts/2024/01/26/law-firm-launches-hot-line-to-report-dei-s-damage-to-your-career-ladder/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Texas won’t give up its right to defend itself – Michael Letts
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/texas_wont_give_up_its_right_to_defend_itself.html
— Conservatives vote for policies, but all Democrats have is personal attacks – Molly Slag
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/conservatives_vote_for_policies_but_all_democrats_have_is_personal_attacks.html
— Biden hates working people – John Conlin (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who look down on/despise/hate past/present/future working people the most. I was a working person 1962-1997.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/biden_hates_working_people.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Migrants invade the beaches of La Jolla, California – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/26/migrants-invade-the-beaches-of-la-jolla-california-1431252/
— Boston mayor announces reparations task force teams after hosting racist holiday party – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/26/boston-mayor-announces-reparations-task-force-teams-after-hosting-racist-holiday-party-1431121/

BLAZE
— Biden challenges GOP to pass border security deal and gets immediate blowback: ‘Extraordinary dishonesty’ – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-border-deal-blasted-online

BREITBART
— Illegals Dock Boat at California Beach, Then Flee into Neighborhood – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2024/01/26/suspected-illegal-migrants-dock-boat-california-beach-flee-neighborhood/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Texas Gov. Sends Border Warning to White House. Biden’s ‘broken the compact between the United States and the States’ in not securing the border, and 25 other Republican governors agree. – Andrew R. Arthur
https://cis.org/Arthur/Texas-Gov-Sends-Border-Warning-White-House

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— How Joe Biden Starts The American Civil War 2.0 – George Rasley (COMMENT: Democrat leaders have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.)
https://www.conservativehq.com/post/how-joe-biden-starts-the-american-civil-war-2-0

DAILY CALLER
— Three federal judges are facing a judicial conduct complaint for establishing policies to grant oral arguments based on the attorney’s race and sex. America First Legal (AFL) filed complaints Thursday against three judges on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel, Judge Staci M. Yandle and Judge David W. Dugan for orders issued in 2020 that prioritize granting oral arguments for “newer, female, and minority attorneys.” The policies “intentionally discriminate, evidence judicial bias, and undermine public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary,” the complaint argues. – KATELYNN RICHARDSON
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/26/federal-judges-female-minority-attorneys/
— Number Of Chinese Migrants Who Crossed Border In December Surpassed Previous Year Totals – JENNIE TAER
https://dailycaller.com/2024/01/26/number-of-chinese-migrants-who-crossed-border-in-december-surpassed-previous-year-totals/

DAILY SIGNAL
— No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: The Cost of Unchecked Illegal Immigration on Americans – Simon Hankinson (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders make Republicans pay for providing illegals with housing, food, clothing, medical care, transportation, education, etc.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2024/01/26/thing-free-lunch-cost-unchecked-illegal-immigration-americans-borderline/

DAILY WIRE
— Texas National Guard Continues Building Razor Wire Border Barriers, Defies Biden Admin. Texas state authorities are continuing to refuse Border Patrol agents access to the contested swath of border in Eagle Pass, Texas. – Spencer Lindquist
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-texas-national-guard-continues-building-razor-wire-border-barriers-defies-biden-admin
— 25 Republican Governors Band Together To Support Texas In Its Fight To Secure The Border – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/25-republican-governors-band-together-to-support-texas-in-its-fight-to-secure-the-border
— Speaker Mike Johnson: House Republicans To Impeach Mayorkas As Soon As Next Week. (COMMENT: Mayorkas is an operative for Biden.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/speaker-mike-johnson-house-republicans-to-impeach-mayorkas-as-soon-as-next-week
— Anti-Semitism, Wokeness, And Why A Strong America Is Essential To Israel’s Survival – Vitaliy Katsenelson
https://www.dailywire.com/news/anti-semitism-wokeness-and-why-a-strong-america-is-essential-to-israels-survival-part-1-a-small-country-with-a-big-story

FOX NEWS
— Illinois governor criticized for promoting record-breaking cannabis sales – Garrett Tenney (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly push more pot.)
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6345658448112
— GOP lawmaker moves to defund ‘sanctuary’ cities, slams ‘hypocrisy’ as they seek federal aid for migrant crisis. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-lawmaker-moves-defund-sanctuary-cities-slams-hypocrisy-they-seek-federal-aid-migrant-crisis
— Biden is pitting law enforcement against law enforcement in border crisis – SEAN HANNITY
https://www.foxnews.com/media/sean-hannity-biden-law-enforcement-border-crisis
— Every great nation had great walls. Democrats must not want America to be great. – Jesse Watters
https://www.foxnews.com/media/jesse-watters-every-great-nation-had-great-walls
— Politicians’ promises to enforce the border are really amnesty plus gargantuan foreign worker increases. Ingraham exposes the ‘dark comedy.’
https://www.foxnews.com/media/laura-politicians-promises-enforce-border-amnesty-gargantuan-foreign-worker-increases
— Laura Ingraham: Are Republicans giving Biden political cover?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5lABrTNuDk
— Haley’s grassroots fundraising soars, but a top-dollar liberal donor wants to see ‘path to victory’ Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman pauses Nikki Haley funding after her New Hampshire GOP presidential primary loss to Donald Trump. – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/haley-grassroots-fundraising-soars-top-dollar-donor-wants-see-path-victory

HANNITY
— INVASION! Shocking Footage Captures Boat Full of Migrants Arriving at La Jolla Beach in San Diego
https://hannity.com/media-room/invasion-shocking-footage-captures-boat-full-of-migrants-arriving-at-la-jolla-beach-in-san-diego-watch/
— Biden Has Encouraged Lawlessness and Asylum Abuse
https://hannity.com/media-room/hannity-biden-has-encouraged-lawlessness-and-asylum-abuse-watch/

LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Border escalation: 25 state governors support Texas; 10 states have deployed troops and law enforcement officers. – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/border-escalation-25-state-governors-support-texas-trump-calls-for-natl-guard-deployment
— A wall could’ve cost less: Biden’s DHS shells out over $20 BILLION on ‘asylum seekers’ – Matthew Holloway
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/a-wall-wouldve-cost-less-biden-dhs-shells-out-over-20-billion-on-asylum-seekers

MRC TV
— It’s a Border Showdown For Abbott – and That’s Bad News For Biden – BRITTANY M. HUGHES
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/brittany-m-hughes/its-border-showdown-abbott-and-thats-bad-news-biden

NTD
— ‘Invasion’ Provisions in Constitution Have Never Been Interpreted by Courts – Tiffany Meier
https://www.ntd.com/invasion-provisions-in-constitution-have-never-been-interpreted-by-courts-former-immigration-judge_969230.html

NEWSMAX
— Democrats are using migrants to control districts – Carl Higbie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLEgYWROOa4

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— Black Chicago Residents Fed Up With Illegals – Mark Carter
https://www.oann.com/video/real-america-video/black-chicago-residents-fed-up-with-illegals/
— Biden Admin. Spent $20B On Illegal Migrant Resettlement In Two Years – John Hines
https://www.oann.com/video/oan-contribution/watchdog-biden-admin-spent-20b-on-illegal-migrant-resettlement-in-two-years/

TED CRUZ
— SEN. CRUZ LEADS COMMERCE GOP IN DEMANDING ANSWERS FROM CHICAGO MAYOR ON MISUSE OF FEDERAL AIRPORT DOLLARS TO HOUSE ILLEGAL ALIENS
https://www.cruz.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/sen-cruz-leads-commerce-gop-in-demanding-answers-from-chicago-mayor-on-misuse-of-federal-airport-dollars-to-house-illegal-aliens

TOWNHALL
— The ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ Scam – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/columnists/katiepavlich/2024/01/26/the-comprehensive-immigration-reform-scam-n2634244
— On the Brink of a Constitutional Crisis – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2024/01/26/on-the-brink-of-a-constitutional-crisis-and-regime-media-is-dying-n2634242
— Reversing the Damage Biden has Done. Now entering his fourth year in office, Joe Biden represents the worst president and worst administration in the last 76 years. – Jeff Davidson
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2024/01/27/reversing-the-damage-biden-has-done-n2634265

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC NEWS
— Migrant crisis overwhelms Denver hospital, schools (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, sooner or later, if not already, illegals will overwhelm the hospitals and schools where you live.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFo2ePAqs8U

CBS NEWS
— Texas attorney general refuses to grant federal agents full access to border park: “Your request is hereby denied” – Camilo Montoya-Galvez
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/texas-attorney-general-ken-paxton-refuses-federal-agents-access-shelby-park-eagle-pass-border/

CBS COLORADO
— Growing number of migrants offer to clean windshields at Denver intersections
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyKRpdI-RMQ

NEW YORK TIMES
— Biden fought on Friday to save a bipartisan immigration deal from collapse in Congress, vowing to shut down the border if the plan became law even as the Republican speaker Johnson pronounced it dead on arrival in the House. – Karoun Demirjian (COMMNET: Absolutely no one believes that Democrat or RINO leaders would ever “shut down the border.” Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/26/us/politics/johnson-opposes-border-deal.html
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Haley.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/26/us/politics/nikki-haley-trump-unhinged.html
— Democrats and RINOs use DEI to destroy Republicans like me who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/21/opinion/diversity-equity-inclusion-dei.html

NEW YORK SUN
— Trump, Wading Into Texas Border Dispute With Biden, Calls on ‘All Willing States’ To Send ‘Guards’ The former president’s remarks come amid a growing constitutional debate as Democrats call for President Biden to take over Texas’ National Guard forces due to the governor’s refusal to abide by a Supreme Court ruling. – RUSSELL PAYNE (COMMENT: Democrat leaders have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.)
https://www.nysun.com/article/trump-wading-into-texas-border-dispute-with-biden-calls-on-all-willing-states-to-send-guards

HUFFINGTON POST
— Democrat leaders have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/texas-vigilantism-invasion-immigrants-greg-abbott_n_65b3f960e4b0d407294f09d9

THE HILL
— Executive order will expand race preferences throughout the federal government – ALISON SOMIN (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders a) reject the Supreme Court Affirmative Action decision and b) continue to use DEI to destroy Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/3883986-new-executive-order-will-expand-race-preferences-throughout-the-federal-government/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Individuals should be treated as individuals and not on the basis of their membership in racial groups, especially by our government. Unfortunately, a new executive order encourages federal agencies to focus on racial group identity rather than the character and qualifications of employees and contractors. It will result in racial quotas in hiring, procuring, and even using artificial intelligence throughout the government. The executive order’s stated goal is advancing racial equity throughout the federal government. The word “equity” appears 21 times. The order brims with talk about “new action plans to advance equity,” “extending and strengthening equity-advancing requirements for agencies,” and requires agencies to convene “Equity Teams” charged with ensuring that their agencies are “delivering equitable outcomes.” While equity sounds similar to “equality,” the two concepts are quite different. A Biden campaign video narrated by Vice President Kamala Harris nicely sums up the difference, indicating that the administration uses “equality” to mean that each individual is given the same opportunities. “Equity,” on the other hand, seeks to achieve equal outcomes.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden Willing to ‘Shut Down’ Border During Migrant Surges if Deal Passes. House Speaker Johnson moves ahead with plans for impeachment vote on Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas. – Siobhan Hughes (COMMNET: Absolutely no one believes that Democrat or RINO leaders would ever “shut down” the border. Democrats want illegals because illegals vote for Democrats. RINOs want illegals because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.wsj.com/politics/mike-johnson-takes-dim-view-of-border-talks-plans-mayorkas-impeachment-96700991
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote Haley.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nikki-haley-should-go-for-broke-veteran-speechwriter-gives-advice-to-beat-trump-ae68c70c
— FRONT PAGE: Get Ready for the Longest Presidential Campaign Ever, Featuring the Oldest Candidates. If GOP primary contest ends quickly, the Biden-Trump face-off would present an endurance challenge for both candidates. – Annie Linskey, Alex Leary, Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/biden-trump-campaign-longest-ever-age-7e849b34

FORBES
— GOP Senator: ‘When We Have Illegal Immigration, It Hurts Legal Immigration’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFm4mmxTMEg

BOOKS
— Why People Participate in Politics (COMMENT: Far too many people participate in politics to get more preference for themselves and for those who share their demographics. I should write a book about that.)
https://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/21st-century-american-government-and-politics/s12-02-why-people-participate.html

CORVETTE BLOGGER
— The Corvette Assembly Plant Built 222 New Corvettes on Tuesday – Keith Cornett
https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2024/01/24/the-corvette-assembly-plant-built-222-new-corvettes-on-tuesday/
— C7 Corvette Doused with Gas and Burned During LA Street Takeover – Keith Cornett
https://www.corvetteblogger.com/2024/01/23/video-c7-corvette-doused-with-gas-and-burned-during-la-street-takeover/

INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY STUDIES
— Making Good Men Harder to Find: How Changing Wealth Inequality Affects Marriage Patterns – Rosemary L. Hopcroft (COMMENT: Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, Republicans who are White and/or male are ever-increasingly paid less than Democrats and RINOs who are minority and/or female. I am Republican, White, and male. I worked for Democrats 1964-1997. In today’s dollars, the most I was ever paid was $150,075/year. If I had been a Democrat, minority, or female, I would have been paid much more than that, at least $191,900/year in today’s dollars. I earned three job-related master’s degrees. I earned six job-related professional certifications. I earned a job-related professional license. All my coworkers who my superiors promoted over me were Democrats who had a) less work experience than I had, b) less education than I had, c) fewer or no professional certifications than I had, and/or d) no professional license. Virtually all of them were minorities and/or females. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://ifstudies.org/blog/making-good-men-harder-to-find-how-changing-wealth-inequality-affects-marriage-patterns
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Lots of things affect how hard it is to find a spouse. Local sex ratios are an example. For instance, in Alaska, where there are many more men than women, it is harder for a man to find a wife than a woman to find a husband. Something else that affects how hard it is for someone to find a spouse are preferences. If a person will only accept someone as a spouse who has characteristics that few people have, then it will hard for that person to find a spouse. In a recent paper published in Evolution and Human Behavior, Robert Brooks and coauthors used computer simulation models to mimic how different wealth characteristics of individuals influence the outcome of marriage markets. Their models simulated a population of one million men and one million women encountering each other and pairing off if they met a partner who met their specification for wealth. All the simulated men and women had a wealth characteristic that was distributed normally in the population, with a certain mean and standard deviation. That is, some men and women were rich, some were poor and most were in between, with the amount of inequality measured by the standard deviation of wealth. The women had the greater requirements for a spouse—they would only pair with a man they encountered of equal or greater wealth than themselves. The men had the least requirements for a spouse—they would pair with a woman they encountered who was willing to pair with them.)

DAILY MAIL
— Frustrated Chicago Democrat Cata Truss calls for Windy City’s sanctuary city status to be scrapped because funds for low-income locals are being ‘divested’ into worsening migrant crisis. Truss wants Chicago to turn away migrants instead of paying for them. She successfully sued the city to block a local park becoming a migrant shelter. Chicago spent $156 million on the crisis and still has 14,200 in its 28 shelters. – NIC WHITE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13010405/democrat-chicago-lift-sanctuary-city-migrant-crisis.htmlL
— Just a fifth of Chicago voters think progressive Mayor Brandon Johnson is doing a good job only eight months after he was elected, as Windy City tackles migrant crisis and he refuses to end sanctuary city status. As many as 69 percent disapprove of the Democratic mayor’s performance. Johnson’s short tenure has been shadowed by the migrant crisis. – GERMANIA RODRIGUEZ POLEO
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13011547/chicago-mayor-brandon-johnson-migrants.html

GUARDIAN
— Roaches, rats and rotten food reported at Chicago shelter for asylum seekers. Public safety concerns about shelter housing more than 2,500 prompted in December after five-year-old boy died. – Alma Campos
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/jan/26/chicago-asylum-seeker-shelter-rats-expired-food

TELEGRAPH
— Texas has started the fight to save the US from illegal migration. The Lone Star state’s governor is now taking on a federal government that refuses to control the borders. – DOUGLAS MURRAY
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/01/26/texas-has-started-fight-to-save-us-from-illegal-migration/

January 14, 2024

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NBC5
— Chicago opens warming centers across city, including for migrants staying at ‘landing zone’ – Matt Stefanski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-to-open-warming-centers-across-city-including-for-migrants-staying-at-landing-zone/3326772/

CBS2
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/migrants-chicago-shelters-concordia-place/
— Extreme cold prompts Chicago to open additional warming centers for residents and migrants – Beth Lawrence
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-extreme-cold-warming-centers-residents-migrants/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5e-xgv8VQc

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Community input sought by Aurora groups on how to help asylum seekers – Denise Crosby (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-asylum-seekers-st-0114-20240112-7vfizrseefe6dngitvvpzdsnvi-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: Out of work and running out of time, migrants struggle to find jobs in Chicago – Nell Salzman (COMMENT: If offered to them, will migrants take the bad jobs that I took? I did yard work 1962-1964, delivered newspapers 1962-1966, washed dishes 1964-1966, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966, delivered mail 1966-1969, worked on an automobile assembly line in 1970, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971, pumped more gasoline 1971-1972, collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980, and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/immigration/ct-migrants-work-permits-process-20240114-2qjw2l4jcjbaji7tjiugnifdzi-story.html
— MLK taught us to love our neighbor. Unity between Black and Jewish Americans is vital. – Seth M. Limmer (COMMENT: My Democrat superiors in the federal government had great success in uniting my Democrat Jewish and Black superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. I should write a book about that. It culminated in 1997 when I was 49 when my Democrat Jewish GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-martin-luther-king-sermon-black-jewish-americans-unity-20240114-kn5xqmytzzaftii7yfuct6fw4u-story.html
— The 1833 Treaty of Chicago forced Native Americans off their land, but legal disputes continued for years. – Ron Grossman (COMMENT: What have your ancestors taken from Native Americans? My ancestors on my father’s side were farmers who immigrated from what is now Germany to Chicago in 1844. They worked in a brick factory there until they had saved enough money to homestead a farm in southeast Crete Township in 1854. They sold that farm in 1864 and bought 10 acres on the north side of downtown Crete. My grandfather had 1286 Wood Street built on that land in 1926. I lived in that house 1954-1972. My father lived in that house until he died in 1969. My mother lived in that house until she died in 2016. My brother lived in that house until he died in 2022. I sold that house in 2022. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have aways used the aforesaid against me.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-vintage-indian-treaty-1914-chicago-20240114-fgoohs7dcbajbpi3muxq24mpqu-story.html
(COMMENT: In June 1905, the Tribune recalled that some 70 years earlier, diplomacy had been a thriving industry on Lake Michigan’s shore, far removed from its accustomed focal point in the nation’s capital. “In the days of Chicago’s youth, treaties were negotiated here. Representatives of the United States and of the Potawatomi and other tribes held solemn councils here and entered into agreements by which the Indians gave up much and got little.” Collectively, those treaties stripped the Indians of their tribal lands. They proceeded apace with the westward movement of European farmers and ranchers. Indians not only lost their hunting grounds, they became foreigners in someone else’s country. Until 1924, Indians weren’t American citizens.)
— Racial equity activist must pay at least $38,000 after judge dismisses her lawsuit alleging harm from Awake Illinois leader. – Alex Hulvalchick and Pam DeFiglio (COMMENT: Have you supervised a racial equity activist? I did during all of the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office. He was a younger Black CPA who always led the office’s many Black events. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to turn him against me. They stressed to him that I was conservative, Republican, Protestant, and 100% German American. They stressed to him that my ancestors had been in America since 1844 but that none of them joined the Union Army. They stressed to him that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and that I had lived in Wheaton since 1978. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted at him that I gave him unfair job assignments, performance expectations, and performance appraisals. They shouted at him that I sabotaged his career advancement. They stressed to him that I supported the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. But they stressed the most to him that was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination and age discrimination. In September of 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” that expired at the end of that month. I was not eligible for regular retirement for another 6 years and they made it clear that if I did not take their “offer,” my next 6 years would be a living hell. They gave my younger Black activist subordinate my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-awake-activist-lawsuit-tl-0111-20240112-4ram7soozvh2hotp7qhnalzyl4-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: After conviction, ex-Ald. Ed Burke gets pension bump; former Speaker Mike Madigan now in line for hike before new trial date – Ray Long (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes complaint that my Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) pension is too generous. They especially complain that for computing my pension, a) I got almost 3 years full-time CSRS credit while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969 even though I worked only part-time and b) I got more than a full year CSRS credit for my unused sick leave that I had when my Democrat GAO superiors forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-burke-madigan-pensions-20240114-bmead6ia55boffb5cmrlupu72u-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville narrowly avoids landing on state list for Illinois’ least affordable cities – Tess Kenny (COMMENT: What helped you and your spouse afford your first home? Our salaries and my wife’s savings helped us buy 1017 East Harrison in Wheaton ( https://www.redfin.com/IL/Wheaton/1017-E-Harrison-Ave-60187/home/18135528 ) in 1978: I had worked for IRS for 7 years and my wife had worked for the U.S. League of Savings Institutions for 8 years. In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $106,785/year. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-affordable-housing-illinois-state-list-0114-20240112-x24tjsp6hzeyxoofcdboakji64-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Democracy not at risk, but not operating optimally – Michael Barone (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders run America. They ever-increasingly use democracy to screw Republicans.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240113/article/democracy-not-at-risk-but-not-operating-optimally/
— How the accountant shortage is affecting businesses, markets – Brian Davidson
https://www.dailyherald.com/20240114/business/how-the-accountant-shortage-is-affecting-businesses-markets/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Although one could point to a number of factors driving this change, one of the most significant is the general decline in the number of certified professional accountants (CPA) and the impact of this decrease on professional firms and businesses.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— As ‘mansion tax’ catches on in U.S. cities, Los Angeles offers lessons. – Sarah Holder
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/politics/what-chicago-can-learn-los-angeles-mansion-tax

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Kane County officials draft proclamation amid asylum seeker influx
https://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/2024/01/11/kane-county-officials-draft-proclamation-amid-asylum-seeker-influx/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Trump fraud trial: Trump calls civil charges politically motivated (COMMENT: All the many adverse actions that my Democrat GAO (1980-1997), IRS (1971-1980), and Post Office (1966-1969) superiors took against me were politically motivated.)
https://pantagraph.com/news/nation-world/government-politics/trump-fraud-trial-trump-calls-civil-charges-politically-motivated/video_6fe561a8-f271-556a-83dd-93b5c753475e.html

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— Evanston’s Reparations Committee selects which descendants will get grants first – Carlos D. Williamson (COMMENT: Democrats promote who gets reparations, but not who pays for them.)
https://evanstonroundtable.com/2024/01/13/evanston-reparations-direct-descendant-grants/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump likes to call people losers. Now Biden’s using the insult on him – Tamara Keith (COMMENT: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a loser. In my defense, I stress that I earned three master’s degrees (Loyola-business-1976, DePaul-accounting-1980, and IIT-finance-1997), six professional certifications (accounting-1979, internal auditing-1981, fraud examination-1990, government financial management-1994, financial services auditing-1996, and forensic accounting-1997), and a professional license (CPA-1981).)
https://www.nprillinois.org/2024-01-13/trump-likes-to-call-people-losers-now-bidens-using-the-insult-on-him

CITIES 92.9
— Major disparities among minority children in Illinois – Kevin Bessler (COMMENT: Because Democrats run education in Illinois, Democrats cause disparities.)
https://www.cities929.com/2024/01/12/report-major-disparities-among-minority-children-in-illinois/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The report analyzed 12 indicators representing well-being milestones from cradle to career and converted them into a scale ranging from 0 to 1,000. In Illinois, Asian and Pacific Islander children have the highest index score at 837, followed by white children at 740. Black children received an index score of 341. . .The report shows that poverty levels improved between 2007–2011 and 2017–2021, but too many families still struggle to make ends meet. More than half of Black (58%), American Indian or Alaska Native (57%) and Latino (53%) kids live below the federal poverty level.)

WGLT
— Darin LaHood endorses Donald Trump for president ahead of Iowa caucuses – Tim Shelley
https://www.wglt.org/illinois/2024-01-13/darin-lahood-endorses-donald-trump-for-president-ahead-of-iowa-caucuses

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

SOUTHEAST ILLINIS NEWS
— Bailey: ‘Joe Biden’s handling of the border, ceding control to cartels involved in human trafficking, is despicable’
https://seillinoisnews.com/stories/653682699-bailey-joe-biden-s-handling-of-the-border-ceding-control-to-cartels-involved-in-human-trafficking-is-despicable

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Congressman Darin LaHood Endorses President Donald J. Trump
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2024/01/13/lahood-endorses-trump/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— The Modern Democrats’ Legacy and the Devastation of Inflation – John F. Di Leo
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2024/01/opinion-the-modern-democrats-legacy-and-the-devastation-of-inflation.html

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— MTG threatens to oust Speaker Johnson over border deal – Alex Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/13/mtg-threatens-oust-speaker-mike-johnson-over-borde/
— Projection and denial: That’s the Biden way – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2024/jan/12/projection-and-denial-thats-biden-way/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the question of whether homeless people have a right to camp on public property. – Kaelan Deese
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/2794406/supreme-court-weigh-whether-cities-criminalize-homeless/
— The wheels are falling off of the forced transition to electric vehicles – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beltway-confidential/2793977/wheels-falling-off-forced-transition-to-electric-vehicles/
— Ron DeSantis is running against corporate America – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2795135/ron-desantis-is-running-against-corporate-america/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Claudine Gay Was the Embodiment of Woke Academia – Peter W. Wood
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/downcast-gay/

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Democrat-to-English Dictionary — updated for 2024 – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/the_democrattoenglish_dictionary__updated_for_2024.html
— We Are in an Abusive Relationship with Our Government – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/01/we_are_in_an_abusive_relationship_with_our_government.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: California is now covering the costs of genital-mutilating surgeries for illegal aliens. Leftism’s slippery slope invariably leads to depraved absurdity. Consider how Governor (receding) Hairdo and the Pyrite State’s other communist saboteurs have greased the shifting ground under Californians’ feet: (1) There is no illegal immigration crisis. (2) There may be a crisis, but California taxpayers won’t be paying for it. (3) Taxpayers may have to foot the bill for the illegal immigration crisis, but California will do nothing to incentivize illegal immigration. (4) After further review, these aliens aren’t “illegal,” but rather “undocumented.” (5) Health care is a human right. (6) California must provide “undocumented” aliens healthcare. (7) Mutilating the genitals to make them look like the opposite sex is health care. (8) California taxpayers must pay for “undocumented” aliens’ genital surgery. (9) Californians who object to paying for undocumented aliens’ genital surgery may be guilty of “hate” crimes and will be prosecuted. Why punish the people who illegally enter the United States when you can punish the people who do not want to subsidize immigration crimes while canceling their votes with the votes of those here illegally?)
— Claudine Gay debacle is the end result of a 1968 Xerox memo – Michael Bertolone (COMMENT: Since the 1960s, employers have been under ever-increasingly pressure to hire, to retain, and to promote young minorities and young females, that is, to discriminate against older Whites and older men.).
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/claudine_gay_debacle_is_the_end_result_of_a_1968_xerox_memo.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The genesis of the policy that led to her hiring can be found in a 1968 memo that then-Xerox CEO Joseph C. Wilson wrote in which he directed his hiring managers to hire underqualified and outright unqualified minorities in the name of “diversity.” Using Claudine Gay’s example as a case study, we can now clearly see the dismal fruit of this well-intentioned but sadly naive policy. Xerox CEO Wilson implemented the policy in reaction to the riots sweeping the U.S. in 1968, particularly after Martin Luther King’s assassination. This reaction foreshadows corporate America’s reaction to the killing of George Floyd by the ramping up of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs. Wilson’s directive also included a warning that read, “The full and unqualified cooperation of all Xerox managers is expected in reaching our minority hiring goals.” He could have added “or else” to that statement. Similar hiring directives have been issued at universities and corporations over the last several decades. The only difference is that the decision-makers have gotten clever and usually don’t memorialize these policies in writing. Word of mouth is the preferred method to avoid the blowback of conservatives and the general public. But now, leftists have deluded themselves into thinking that there will be no repercussions for their out-of-touch machinations.)
— You just might be a Democrat if … – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2024/01/you_just_might_be_a_democrat_if__part_ii.html

AMERICAN WIRE
— DeSantis lays out his border plan, including funding the wall with remittance fees – Vivek Saxena
https://americanwirenews.com/desantis-lays-out-his-border-plan-including-funding-the-wall-with-remittance-fees/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— DeSantis lays out his border plan, including funding the wall with remittance fees – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/13/desantis-lays-out-his-border-plan-including-funding-the-wall-with-remittance-fees-1427453/
— Washington Dem in hot seat for saying ‘nobody stays awake at night worrying about the southern border’ – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/13/washington-dem-in-hot-seat-for-saying-nobody-stays-awake-at-night-worrying-about-the-southern-border-1427423/
— AOC facing backlash after she’s asked about migrants being placed in schools: ‘It’s not in my district’ – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2024/01/13/aoc-facing-backlash-after-shes-asked-about-migrants-being-placed-in-schools-its-not-in-my-district-1427376/

BREITBART
— Pro-Palestinian Protesters Swarm White House Fence, Secret Service Deployed – PAUL BOIS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2024/01/13/watch-pro-palestinian-protesters-swarm-white-house-fence-secret-service-deployed/

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— The Largest Terror Attack in US History Has Already Happened. Here It Is. – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.creators.com/read/wayne-allyn-root/01/24/the-largest-terror-attack-in-us-history-has-already-happened-here-it-is
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Have you seen the polls? Most Americans are angry and shocked about our open borders. They are literally in shock that any U.S. president would allow this to happen. A huge majority defines this as an “invasion.” A huge majority also says this is a national security crisis. Here is what most Americans can see and understand: Open borders are leading to massive increases in spending: welfare, food stamps, national debt — the bankruptcy of America. And of course, a massive decline in our quality of living.)

DAILY WIRE
— Delusional Biden Says Southern Border Is Not In Crisis As Illegal Crossings Surge – Leif Le Mahieu
https://www.dailywire.com/news/delusional-biden-says-southern-border-is-not-in-crisis-as-illegal-crossings-surge

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Talk About Illegal Immigrants The Same Way They Used To Talk About Slaves – EVITA DUFFY-ALFONSO
https://thefederalist.com/2024/01/13/democrats-talk-about-illegal-immigrants-the-same-way-they-used-to-talk-about-slaves/

FOX NEWS
— White House accuses Abbott of trying to ‘politicize the border’ after Texas seizes park along Rio Grande. Texas has battled with the federal government over border security. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/white-house-accuses-abbott-trying-politicize-border-blocking-border-patrol-park
— Eric Adams rips Texas Gov. Abbott for ‘mean-spiritedness’ on illegal immigrant crisis. NYC Mayor Eric Adams called for a national ‘decompression strategy’ to place migrants throughout the country. – Chris Pandolfo
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/eric-adams-rips-texas-gov-abbott-mean-spiritedness-illegal-immigrant-crisis
— DHS claims Border Patrol blocked by Texas from entering area to rescue migrants who later drowned. DHS says an adult and two children drowned in the incident. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dhs-claims-border-patrol-blocked-by-texas-from-entering-area-to-rescue-migrants-who-later-drowned

HOT AIR
— Biden Admin Spent $700K to Prevent Pregnancy in ‘Transgender Boys’
https://hotair.com/headlines/2024/01/13/biden-admin-spent-700k-to-prevent-pregnancy-in-transgender-boys-n604768

LAW ENFORCEMET TODAY
— Democrats for children? NYC Mayor Eric Adams kicks more students out of their school to house illegals. – Noah Webster
https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/democrats-for-children-nyc-mayor-eric-adams-kicks-high-school-students-out-of-their-school-to-house-illegals

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Executives Say They’re Still Committed to DEI Policies Despite Rising Backlash – Mike LaChance (COMMENT: Democrat and RINO leaders use DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about that.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2024/01/executives-say-theyre-still-committed-to-dei-policies-despite-rising-backlash/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— A Threat to Our Democracy in 2024, Enabled by the Biden Administration – TOMMY VALENTINE
https://www.nationalreview.com/2024/01/a-threat-to-our-democracy-in-2024-enabled-by-the-biden-administration/

NEWSMAX
— Rep. McCaul: Mayorkas Impeachment Could Come in Weeks – Nick Koutsobinas (COMMENT: Mayorkas is an operative for Biden.)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/mayorkas-illegal-migrant/2024/01/13/id/1149465/
— Rep. Burlison to Newsmax: Shut Down Border or We Shut Down Govt – Jim Thomas
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/burlison-shutdown-migrant/2024/01/13/id/1149472/

PJ MEDIA
— DoJ Asks Supreme Court To Tell Texas Not to Block Border Patrol From Patrols – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2024/01/13/doj-asks-supreme-court-to-tell-texas-not-to-block-border-patrol-from-patrols-n4925449
— WHO Appoints Transgender Majority for Panel on Raising Children. – MILT HARRIS
https://pjmedia.com/miltharris/2024/01/13/who-appoints-transgender-majority-for-panel-on-raising-children-n4925446

POST MILLENNIAL
— Illinois governor begs Texas to stop sending illegal immigrants to Chicago. “Your callousness, sending buses and planes full of migrants in this weather, is now life-threatening to every one of the arrivals.” – Katie Daviscourt
https://thepostmillennial.com/illinois-governor-begs-texas-to-stop-sending-illegal-immigrants-to-chicago
— Biden takes Texas to Supreme Court over armed National Guard blocking illegal immigrants from entry – Thomas Stevenson
https://thepostmillennial.com/biden-takes-texas-to-supreme-court-over-armed-national-guard-blocking-illegal-immigrants-from-entry

TOWNHALL
— You Won’t Believe What Dem Jerry Nadler Said About Illegal Migrants – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/13/you-wont-believe-what-dem-jerry-nadler-said-about-illegal-migrants-n2633583
— Biden Admin Dishes Out $700,000 Into Another Woke, Radical Transgender Program – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/13/biden-pours-70000-into-another-woke-radical-transgender-program-n2633546
— Florida Introduces Several Anti-Woke LGBTQ Bills Aimed to Destroy the Grooming of Children – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/13/florida-introduces-several-anti-woke-lgbtq-bills-aimed-to-protect-children-n2633543
— Maine Builds Rent-Free Apartments for Illegal Migrants Paid for by American Taxpayers – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/13/maine-builds-rent-free-apartments-for-illegal-migrants-paid-for-by-american-taxpayers-n2633542
— Biden Admin Dishes Out $700,000 Into Another Woke, Radical Transgender Program – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2024/01/13/biden-pours-70000-into-another-woke-radical-transgender-program-n2633546

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK TIMES
— Many Older Immigrants in New York Are Struggling: ‘I Have No Future’ Immigrants are the majority of New York City’s 65-and-over population. Many have no nest egg, and some are coping with social isolation. – Winnie Hu and Jeffrey E. Singer (COMMENT: RINO employers want immigrants because RINO employers want cheap labor.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/13/nyregion/older-immigrants-retirement.html

ABC NEWS & WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats ever-increasingly a) paint themselves as having been the Union Army in the Civil War and b) paint Republicans as having been the Confederate Army in the Civil War.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/republican-candidates-struggle-civil-war-history-party-grapples-106350803
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/01/13/haley-trump-civil-war-history/

NEWSWEEK
— Joe Biden Faces Backlash After Refusing to Call Southern Border a ‘Crisis’ – Natalie Venegas
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-biden-faces-criticism-over-southern-border-crisis-1860525

— MAGA Furious at Border Deal Backed by Republican Senators: ‘Surrender’ – Thomas Kika
https://www.newsweek.com/maga-furious-border-deal-backed-republican-senators-surrender-1860511

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/maga-furious-at-border-deal-backed-by-republican-senators-surrender/ar-AA1mVs1B

BUSINESS NEWS
— Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans.
https://biz.crast.net/dei-becomes-cool/

FOX ORLANDO
— Eatonville hosts 47th MLK Day parade (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly use MLK to promote more hatred against Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.fox35orlando.com/video/1395250

WBRZ
— American Civil Rights activist reconnects with children she met during work to desegregate South (COMMENT: Have you supervised a Black activist? I did during all of the last 8 years that I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office. He was a younger Black CPA who always led the office’s many Black events. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates did everything that they could to turn him against me. They stressed to him that I was conservative, Republican, Protestant, and 100% German American. They stressed to him that my ancestors had been in America since 1844 but that none of them joined the Union Army. They stressed to him that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and that I had lived in Wheaton since 1978. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted at him that I gave him unfair job assignments, performance expectations, and performance appraisals. They shouted at him that I sabotaged his career advancement. They stressed to him that I supported the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform. But they stressed the most to him that was an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged GAO with reverse discrimination and age discrimination. In September of 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” that expired at the end of that month. I was not eligible for regular retirement for another 6 years and they made it clear that if I did not take their “offer,” my next 6 years would be a living hell. They gave my younger Black activist subordinate my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.wbrz.com/videos/american-civil-rights-activist-reconnects-with-children-she-met-during-work-to-desegregate-south

SIOUX CITY JOURNAL
— Pat Gill running for eighth term as Woodbury County Auditor – Caitlin Yamada (COMMENT: Government is nasty/vicious. Politics is nasty/vicious. I should write a book about my critics/opponents in DuPage County who since 2000 have discouraged me the most from running for DuPage County Auditor, something that I never wanted to do. I would focus on those discouragers who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me. I would focus on those who have ignored/dismissed/belittled/badmouthed my qualifications the most. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $118,439-$150,075/year. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $97,079-$110,020/year. I became a licensed CPA. I passed the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt. I became a Forensic Accountant, Certified Financial Services Auditor, Certified Government Financial Manager, and Certified Fraud Examiner. I earned master’s degrees in finance, accounting, and business. In my role as an Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, I tried to recruit former DuPage County Auditor Bill Jacklin and his deputy Jim Rasins. I recruited Rasins to speak at an AGA Chicago Chapter training event. I worked hard to elect Rasins County Auditor in 2000 and 2004 and I worked hard to elect Bob Grogan County Auditor in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. Grogan’s deputy was Peter Balgemann who is one of my relatives.)
https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/government-politics/pat-gill-woodbury-county-auditor-election/article_0a69c4b6-b0a2-11ee-b419-033daf66fdb5.html

HISTORY
— ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S EMBRACE OF FOREIGN-BORN FIGHTERS More than a quarter million immigrants took up arms for the United States. – HAROLD HOLZER (COMMENT: Democrat leaders have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Illegals are soldiers in the Democrat Army. All my ancestors were farmers who immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. My harshest critics/opponents stress that none of them enlisted in the Union Army. In my defense, I own a Civil War sword that I inherited from a relative who did enlist in the Union Army. I have it in my closet by my front door for my self-defense.)
https://www.historynet.com/immigrants-union-army-civil-war/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the earliest days of Union enlistment in New York City, anyone willing to volunteer was welcome at recruitment offices—including the foreign-born. Language barriers proved no obstacle, particularly among Germans. After all, German support had helped Abraham Lincoln win the presidency in 1860. After the fall of Fort Sumter and the call for 75,000 militia to suppress the rebellion, Lincoln wisely concluded that a war to save the Union must not be an exclusively native-born undertaking. So he launched a concerted effort to lure marquee commanders from various ethnic backgrounds, regardless of their politics (though he did resist abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ early pleas for the enlistment of free Blacks). One of Lincoln’s first such acts was to order his secretary of war to appoint “Col. Julian Allen, a Polish gentleman, naturalized,” who proposed “raising a Regiment of our citizens of his nationality, to serve in our Army.” After some initial resistance from the War Department, Allen got his commission. Army regulations at the time explicitly stated: “No volunteer will be mustered into the service who is unable to speak the English language.” That rule would simply be ignored. From the outset, the restriction hardly stemmed the early enthusiasm of the foreign-born to don the U.S. Army uniform, even if the uniforms themselves reflected more the ethnic background of the recruits than the cohesion of the supposedly united states. That spring, German-born New York Herald correspondent Henry Villard seemed “surprised”—but clearly proud—to observe freshly minted “infantry dressed in the genuine Bavarian uniform….Prussian uniforms, too; the ‘Garibaldi Guards’ in the legendary red blouses and bersaglieri [Italian infantry] hats,” as well as “‘Zouaves’ and ‘Turcoes’ [North African infantrymen], clothed as in the French army, with some fanciful American features grafted upon them.” Before long, Lincoln granted a request by Carl Schurz, the recently named U.S. minister to Spain, to abandon his post in Madrid and raise a regiment in New York. Although his initial recruitment efforts fell short, Schurz won a military commission anyway, and served in the Army of the Potomac. In 1863, however, he earned damning criticism when his men fled from a Confederate assault at Chancellorsville. Most officers subject to such castigation would have faced demotion or dismissal. But Schurz still exerted enormous influence—over the German-born community as well as Lincoln—for his tireless work in the 1860 campaign. A gifted orator, he managed to convince Lincoln to continue backing him even as he leveled injudicious criticism (privately, at least) on his commander-in-chief. Then there was the case of Franz Sigel, a 36-year-old German-born general who notched an even more dubious record in the West. From the outset of the war, however, Sigel proved a magnet for German recruitment. “I Fights Mit Sigel” became a rallying cry among German-speaking soldiers. Each time Lincoln sought to downgrade Sigel, the outcry from Germans proved overpowering. In 1864, when Lincoln briefly faced a third-party reelection challenge, many of those expressing support for the insurgency cited the president’s alleged injustices against Sigel. IRISH LEADERS, MIXED RESULTS If German Americans contributed the largest foreign-born contingent in the Federal army, Irish Americans proved a close second. Some 150,000 Irishmen took up arms for the Union.)

TIME
— The Civil War Was Won by Immigrant Soldiers – DON H. DOYLE
https://time.com/3940428/civil-war-immigrant-soldiers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Why did they fight? What were they fighting for? Recruitment posters in the New York Historical Society provide hints at the answers.
One poster reads: Patrioti Italiani! Honvedek! Amis de la liberté! Deutsche Freiheits Kaempfer! (Italian patriots! Hungarians! Friends of liberty! German freedom fighters!) Then, in English, it urges “250 able-bodied men . . . Patriots of all nations” to fight for their “adopted country.” One immigrant mother gave testimony in 1863 to an antislavery convention as to why her 17-year-old son was fighting for the Union. “I am from Germany where my brothers all fought against the Government and tried to make us free, but were unsuccessful,” she said. “We foreigners know the preciousness of that great, noble gift a great deal better than you, because you never were in slavery, but we are born in it.” Following the failed Revolution of 1848, thousands of young Germans fled to America. They took up arms in what they saw as yet another battle in the revolutionary struggle against the forces of aristocracy and slavery. “It isn’t a war where two powers fight to win a piece of land,” one German enlistee wrote to his family. “Instead it’s about freedom or slavery, and you can well imagine, dear mother, I support the cause of freedom with all my might.” In another letter written to his family in Europe, a German soldier gave a pithy explanation of the war: “I don’t have the space or the time to explain all about the cause, only this much: the states that are rebelling are slave states, and they want slavery to be expanded, but the northern states are against this, and so it is civil war!”)

ATLANTIC
— Biden has forced the Texas National Guard to take control of a 2.5-mile stretch of the U.S. border with Mexico. The Texas National Guard has repeatedly denied U.S. Border Patrol agents access to the Shelby Park area in Eagle Pass, Texas. The Civil War began when South Carolina refused to allow federal authorities to access Fort Sumter.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2024/01/texas-border-stunt-abbott/677118/

DAILY MAIL
— Chicago’s progressive mayor refuses to answer THREE times when asked if he’ll raise city’s taxes to help pay for the migrant crisis. The Windy City’s mayor made the empty comments during a sit-down with CBS 2 Thursday, where talks hovered around the looming task of setting a city budget. The discussion, however, quickly turned to his predecessors’ pledge to house arriving asylum seekers – a promise he has vowed to continue into next year. With shelters now packed – and busses arriving from states like Texas daily – Franza asked the ex-teacher who succeeded Lori Lightfoot about his response. – ALEX HAMMER
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12960405/Brandon-johnson-chicago-mayor-migrants-taxes-interview.html
— Texas national guards use riot shields to hold back horde of migrants trying to cross through razor wire in Eagle Pass with one person hurling a rock towards a soldier’s head. Texas National Guard members are seen struggling to push back against migrants in new footage taken at the border last month. Eagle Pass has become a flash point for the migrant crisis with a record number of crossings taking place. – BETHAN SEXTON
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12960613/Texas-national-guards-riot-shields-migrants-Eagle-Pass.html

December 3, 2023

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march through downtown after end of cease-fire
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protest-today-palestinian-downtown/14134000/
— Chicago businessman Willie Wilson spending Saturday giving out $333K worth of free gas, groceries
https://abc7chicago.com/free-gas-groceries-willie-wilson-giveaway-today/14132534/
— Brighton Park migrant base camp needs IEPA approval for construction to move forward, state says. Environmental report reveals site of proposed tent camp contaminated with metals, chemicals. – Tre Ward
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-mayor-brandon-johnson-migrant-crisis-brighton-park/14136203/

NBC5
— City releases environmental report late Friday showing soil contaminates at Brighton Park migrant site – Bennett Haeberle
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/city-releases-environmental-report-late-friday-showing-soil-contaminates-at-brighton-park-migrant-site/3293204/

CBS2
— Construction on migrant tent camp moves forward in Chicago
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/video/construction-on-migrant-tent-camp-moves-forward-in-chicago/

WGN9
— Brighton Park migrant camp nearing completion, despite opposition – Angelica Sanchez, Eli Ong
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/brighton-park-migrant-camp-nearing-completion-despite-opposition/

FOX32
— Palestinian advocates rally in Chicago against Israeli actions in Gaza
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/palestinian-advocates-rally-in-chicago-against-israeli-actions-in-gaza
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1375804

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG PICTURE: A plea to Biden from longtime immigrants in Chicago: ‘Please don’t forget about us, we need job permits too’ – Laura Rodríguez Presa
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-undocumented-workers-demand-job-permits-new-migrants-20231203-u6d4xzcr2jexbajtp534ridkzq-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville Township on track to levy $800,000 for 708 board, a tenth of the maximum amount possible. – Tess Kenny
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-708-mental-health-board-naperville-levy-st-1203-20231201-pof2krsiqfdnzkrv6zj4empgla-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: A return to tradition: Why Illinois’ primary election is moving back to March in 2024 – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20231202/a-return-to-tradition-why-illinois-primary-election-is-moving-back-to-march-in-2024
— Chicago man charged with sex trafficking women at Lombard hotel – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20231201/man-charged-with-sex-trafficking-women-at-lombard-hotel

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Small Nuclear Power Plants Approved by Legislature, But No One Producing Them, Except for the Navy
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/03/211100/
— Riley Township Requests 7% More
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/03/riley-township-requests-7-more/
— Riley Township Road District Asks for 7% Tax Increase
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/02/riley-township-road-district-asks-for-7-tax-increase/
— Inflation Bidenomics Didn’t Cause
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/03/inflation-bidenomics-didnt-cause/
— Bidenomics – Inflation Biden Did Cause
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/02/bidenomics-cartoon/
— UPDATED: Ron DeSantis Crushes Gavin Newsom in Head-to-Head Debate Mrs. Newsom Threw in the Towel for Gavin
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/02/desantiswins/
— A Lesson from the Son of an Illegal Mexican Immigrant
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/02/a-lesson-from-the-son-of-an-illegal-mexican-immigrant/
— LaHood: “Fixation on ESG Activism…Leaving…Retirement at Risk”
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/02/lahood-fixation-on-esg-activism-leaving-retirement-at-risk/
— State Rep. Steven Reick wants more accountability over child care regulators
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/02/state-rep-steven-reick-wants-more-accountability-over-child-care-regulators/
— Tax Money Paying for Migrants’ Food
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/01/tax-money-paying-for-migrants-food/
— Johnsburg Village President Explains “Non-Public Forum” Parts of Village Hall
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/01/johnsburg-village-president-explains-non-public-forum-parts-of-village-hall/
— Keneally Interviewed on WIND Morning Show about Pot Dangers
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/12/01/keneally-interviewed-on-wind-morning-show/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

NEW YORK POST
— Migrant boat washes up on Malibu beach near Barbra Streisand home – Isabel Vincent
https://nypost.com/2023/12/02/news/migrant-boat-lands-near-celebrity-mansions-in-malibu/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Eliminating federal intrusion in education – Sheri Few
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/12/eliminating_federal_intrusion_in_education_.html
— The Republican Party is saturated with abject cowards – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/12/the_republican_party_is_saturated_with_abject_cowards.html

AMERICAN WIRE
— Boatload of illegals makes landfall near Malibu home of star who bashed Trump’s wall – Vivek Saxena
https://americanwirenews.com/boatload-of-illegals-makes-landfall-near-malibu-home-of-star-who-bashed-trumps-wall/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Boatload of illegals makes landfall near Malibu home of star who bashed Trump’s wall – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/12/02/boatload-of-illegals-makes-landfall-near-malibu-home-of-star-who-bashed-trumps-wall-1416827/

CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES
— Foreign Students Who Celebrate Hamas Atrocities Can and Should Be Deported. – George Fishman
https://cis.org/Oped/Foreign-Students-Who-Celebrate-Hamas-Atrocities-Can-and-Should-Be-Deported

FEDERALIST
— Transgender Your Businesses, Nonprofits, And Schools, Or No Federal Grants For You – JOY PULLMANN
https://thefederalist.com/2023/11/28/transgender-your-businesses-nonprofits-and-schools-or-no-federal-grants-for-you/

FOX BUSINESS
— Liberal city mayors feel the heat as sanctuary city policies bring heavy costs. New York City recently slashed budgets to policing, education and sanitation as migrants strained city services. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/liberal-city-mayors-feel-heat-sanctuary-city-policies-bring-heavy-costs

FOX NEWS
— The left’s Hitler comparisons to Trump are ‘so dangerous’: Tulsi Gabbard (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, if you are a conservative, the more demographics that you share with Hitler, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters paint you as being Hitler.)
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6342213740112

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Activists at University of Iowa Planning a ‘Trans Day of Revenge’ “The flier instructs attendees to cover their face and hair.” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/12/activists-at-university-of-iowa-planning-a-trans-day-of-revenge/

NEWSMAX
— DEI Rules Growing in Colleges, Universities – Sandy Fitzgerald (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use DEI to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.).
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/dei-colleges-diversity/2023/12/02/id/1144522/

PJ MEDIA
— Chicago’s Tent City to Sit On Land Polluted With Arsenic and Other Poisons – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2023/12/02/chicagos-tent-city-to-sit-on-land-polluted-with-arsenic-and-other-poisons-n4924421
— Border Patrol Closing Arizona Crossing Overwhelmed With Illegals – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/rick-moran/2023/12/02/border-patrol-closing-arizona-crossing-overwhelmed-with-illegals-n4924417
— Merry Christmas, Libs: BLM-Backed Policies Have Killed More Black People Than the KKK – KEVIN DOWNEY JR.
https://pjmedia.com/kevindowneyjr/2023/12/02/its-official-in-just-three-years-blm-has-killed-more-black-people-than-the-klan-n4924352
— Confederate Is the New Nazi—NY Times Compares Trump to Jefferson Davis – STEPHEN KRUISER (COMMENT: Democrats ever-increasingly paint Democrats as having been the Union Army in the Civil War and Republicans as having been the Confederate Army.)
https://pjmedia.com/stephen-kruiser/2023/11/29/confederate-is-the-new-naziny-times-compares-trump-to-jefferson-davis-n4924328

TOWNHALL
— Swanky Beaches of Malibu Bombarded With Illegal Migrants – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/12/02/swanky-beaches-of-malibu-bombarded-with-illegal-migrants-n2631915
— The Border Crisis Just Got Worse – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/12/02/the-border-crisis-just-got-worse-n2631929
— Chevrolet Went the Anti-Bud Light Route for Their Holiday Commercial – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2023/12/02/alas-a-holiday-commercial-without-the-woke-nonsense-n2631925
— The Deceit and the Truth of Strength in Diversity – Jeff Utsch (COMMENT: Democrats and RINOs use Diversity to get rid of Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.).
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffutsch/2023/12/03/the-deceit-and-the-truth-of-strength-in-diversity-n2631887

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Biden’s Borders: Foreign-Born US Population Hits Highest Level Ever Recorded in American History – Jack Davis (COMMENT: Employers prefer foreign-born workers because foreign-born workers work for less money. If there had been as many foreign-born workers in America when I was young, they would have gotten the jobs that I got or the wages that I got would have been much lower. I did yard work, delivered newspapers, washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. Those jobs enabled me to buy three new cars, pay for my college expenses, and graduate debt-free from NIU when I was 21 in 1970 owning a 1969 Dodge Charger SE.)
https://www.westernjournal.com/bidens-borders-foreign-born-us-population-hits-highest-level-ever-recorded-american-history/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Trump’s VP: Ranking the candidates from most likely to least – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4337919-trump-vp-ranking-potential-candidates/
— Ever-increasingly, because Democrat and RINO leaders ever-increasingly give more and more and more preference to those who are liberal, moderate, Democrat, RINO, minority, female, younger, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, achieving the American Dream is ever-increasingly more difficult for those who are conservative, Republican, White, male, older, Protestant, German American, and/or have ancestors who have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/4331898-the-american-dream-is-not-about-getting-rich/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Contaminants being removed from vacant Chicago lot where migrant housing is planned
https://apnews.com/article/chicago-migrants-vacant-lot-contaminants-831a3060d4ed03a856a4a61a27302850
— Breaches by Iran-affiliated hackers spanned multiple U.S. states, federal agencies say – FRANK BAJAK and MARC LEVY
https://www.wgauradio.com/news/science/breaches-by-iran/QPGDIEBZI7NRZ5MKEIMK44ENZU/

REUTERS
— Under the Democrats and under the RINOs, anticipate/expect that employers, and everyone else, will ever-increasingly discriminate against those who share Trump’s demographics: conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, married, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/gannett-moves-toss-white-workers-challenge-diversity-goals-2023-11-27/

CNBC
— Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy on the bench includes deciding votes on affirmative action, abortion – Morgan Smith (COMMENT: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes have always promoted Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, that is, they have always promoted patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2023/12/01/sandra-day-oconnor-dies-at-93-her-legacy-on-the-bench-.html

YAHOO NEWS
— George Santos expulsion gets SNL parody as he plots revenge
https://au.news.yahoo.com/george-santos-plots-revenge-expulsion-103552284.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats say “What to Know About the Migrant Crisis in New York City” and say “Over 100,000 migrants have arrived in the city over the last year” and ask “Why are they coming to New York?” and ask “what will happen to them next?”
https://www.nytimes.com/article/nyc-migrant-crisis-explained.html
— Democrats say “How Trump and His Allies Plan to Wield Power in 2025. Trump and his allies are already laying the groundwork for a possible second Trump presidency, forging plans for an even more extreme agenda than his first term.” (COMMENT: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.nytimes.com/article/trump-2025-second-term.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As part of that plan, Mr. Trump also intends to revive an effort from the end of his presidency to alter civil-service rules that protect career government professionals, enabling him to fire tens of thousands of federal workers and replace them with loyalists.)
Serge Schmemann
— Democracy Relies on Local Newspapers – Serge Schmemann (COMMENT: Since 2000, GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have ever-increasingly filled the ever-increasing Republican communication void in Illinois. Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of Republican organizations in Illinois do not want anyone to read articles that promote the individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/11/26/opinion/local-newspapers-democracy-journalism.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/01/opinion/politics/life-without-regret.html
— Democrats ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/03/business/darien-gap-china-immigration.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The mega rich are the new political bosses. Is that bad for democracy? Billionaires and multimillionaires exert growing influence in presidential races. But regular citizens — the voters — will have their say. – Dan Balz (COMMENT: Billionaires and multimillionaires want illegal immigration because they want cheap labor. The less money that you have, the more that illegal immigration harms you.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/12/02/billionaires-presidential-politics-power/

FAST COMPANY
— These 10 jobs pay the most. Women are underrepresented in 9 of them. Only pharmacists have achieved gender equity among the country’s highest-paying fields. – SHALENE GUPTA (COMMENT: What jobs did you have? How underrepresented were females in them? Because females were dramatically underrepresented in the bad jobs that I had including GAO Analyst, IRS Revenue Officer, and postal employee, my Democrat superiors gave them tremendous preference and especially to those who were Democrat, minority, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors who had not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90986423/10-highest-paying-occupations-women-representation-study
— Over half of employees, including white men, downplay parts of their identity to fit in better at work. – SHALENE GUPTA (COMMENT: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, IRS 1971-1980, Firestone Stores 1970-1972, and Post Office 1966-1969, I downplayed the fact that I was conservative, Republican, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, Crete resident 1948-1972, Wheaton resident since 1978, and my ancestors had been in America since 1844 because far too many of my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates disapproved of, despised, if not hated those like me who were the aforesaid.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90982011/covering-workplace-study-white-men-identity-downplay-deloitte-nyu
— These Gen Z employees have discovered the secret to getting a bigger raise—switch jobs. A growing crop of savvy younger workers are refusing to settle for modest cost-of-living wage increases. They say it’s all about knowing your marketplace value. – SHALENE GUPTA (COMMENT: In 1980 when I was 31 years old, because my Democrat IRS superiors had dramatically lowered my “market value” a) by not promoting me since 1974, b) by disallowing my travel vouchers in 1974, c) by disallowing my education deductions in 1978, and d) by ignoring, dismissing, and belittling my earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976 and my passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, I took a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut to transfer to GAO. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90979371/gen-z-employees-pay-raises-job-hopping-bigger-salaries

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump Plans to Make Civil Service a MAGA Spoils System – Ed Kilgore (COMMENT: The top priority for my Democrat superiors in the federal government was hiring, retaining, and promoting Democrats, and especially those who were minority, female, younger, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, and/or had ancestors had not been in America for a long time. Consequently, their top priority was wasting the careers of and getting rid of their employees who were Republican, and especially those like me who were White, male, older, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, and/or had ancestors who had been in America for a long time. It is called political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. I should write a book about that.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2023/12/trump-plans-to-make-civil-service-a-maga-spoils-system.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: There have been many credible reports that a second Trump administration would feature an assault on the federal civil service system in order to reduce “deep state” resistance to his authoritarian ambitions — or to use his terms for it, to “drain the swamp” — while stuffing the higher levels of the federal bureaucracy with political appointees. Those of us who are history-minded have immediately thought of this as threatening a return to the “spoils system” of the 19th century, which was more or less ended by enactment of the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act of 1883 (signed into law by Republican president and reformed spoilsman Chester Alan Arthur). But the more we know about Team Trump’s plans, this understanding of what they want to do in staffing the federal government is looking inadequate and anachronistic. The spoils system beneficiaries of the distant past were by and large party foot-soldiers rewarded for attending dreary local meetings, talking up the party’s candidates in newspapers and forums, and most of all getting out the vote on Election Day. No one much cared what they believed in their heart of hearts about issues of the day, or how they came to their convictions. It was enough that they put on the party yoke and helped pull the bandwagon to victory.)

November 24, 2023

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
https://abc7chicago.com/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-2023-new-york-city-protest-pro-palestinian/14096238/

NBC5
— Democrats leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/oak-park-family-hosts-migrants-for-thanksgiving-dinner/3286257/

CBS2
— Chicago’s Loop Alliance ambassadors hit the streets to care for unhoused people – MARIE SAAVEDRA (COMMENT: Democrats leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration. How much time have you spent in the Loop? I worked in the Loop for IRS in 1971 and 1973-1980 and for GAO 1980-1997. I took graduate evening classes in the Loop at DePaul 1976-1980, Roosevelt 1980-1981, and IIT 1992-1997. I took undergraduate classes in downtown Chicago at UIC 1966-1968 and 1971, graduate evening courses there at Loyola 1972-1976, and I lived there (400 East Randolph) 1974-1978.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/loop-alliance-ambassadors/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The highest priority on this day was checking on unhoused people. There are some 6,000 in Chicago with the highest concentration right in the Loop.)

WGN9
— Democrats leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/migrants-celebrate-first-thanksgiving-in-chicago/

WGN9
— Pate Philip, towering figure in Illinois Republican politics, dies – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/illinois/pate-philip-towering-figure-in-illinois-republican-politics-dies/

WGN RADIO
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://wgnradio.com/news/daca-recipient-worries-republicans-want-to-end-program-for-sake-of-immigration-reform/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— FRONT PAGE WITH PICTURE: Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/immigration/ct-migrants-food-insecurity-pantries-20231124-4i5kfjbumjhuth6geduofzev4m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote more illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/11/23/23972419/thanksgiving-migrants-venezuela-host-family-share-first-together-god-always-good-people-trip
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2023/11/24/23962929/chicago-welcoming-sanctuary-city-centuries-native-american-tribes-french-matthew-beaudet

DAILY HERALD
— Candidate filing begins Monday, signaling official start of 2024 election cycle – DILPREET RAJU
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20231123/candidate-filing-begins-monday-signaling-official-start-of-2024-election-cycle

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Speech code for lawyers is newest front in free-speech fight – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-speech-code-for-lawyers-is-newest-front-in-free-speech-fight/article_16631502-1ed2-56fa-a044-5b650a138e8c.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Democrats push pot in Dekalb.
https://www.shawlocal.com/daily-chronicle/2023/11/23/dekalbs-first-marijuana-dispensary-opens-friday/

SOUTHWEST REPORTER
— Orland Park uses home-rule to avoid state law on paid leave – Jeff Vorva
https://southwestregionalpublishing.com/2023/11/21/orland-park-uses-home-rule-to-avoid-state-law-on-paid-leave/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly promote LGBTQ, that is, the destruction of traditional marriage and family, that is, homelessness.
https://newschannel20.com/newsletter-daily/gov-pritzker-addresses-homelessness-in-remarks-to-organization

CWB CHICAGO
— Rifle-wielding men robbed a woman on a busy Wicker Park street corner. CPD decided not to chase them – Tim Hecke
https://cwbchicago.com/2023/11/wicker-park-robbery-spree-video-chicago-police-do-not-pursue.html

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

JOHN KASS
— The Disaster Coalition – David Bittenger (COMMENT: The Democrat Party is a coalition of anti-Trumps who are anti-conservatives, anti-Republicans, anti-Americans, anti-Whites, anti-males, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://johnkassnews.com/the-disaster-coalition/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Turkeys and Thanksgiving Day Jokes
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/23/trukey-shots-copy/
— Flatliners Lose, McHenry County Real Estate Tax Levy Going Up
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/flatliners-lose-mchenry-county-real-estate-tax-levy-going-up/
— Mike Shorten on County Tax Levy Hike
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/mike-shorten-on-county-tax-levy-hike/
— UPDATED: November 22nd – The Day JFK Was Assassinated
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/november-22nd-the-day-jfk-was-assasinated/
— Inmate Who Died in McHenry County Jail Identified
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/inmate-who-died-in-mchenry-county-jail-identified/
— County Scores $20 Million More from Feds for Further Widening of Randall Road, That Makes $40 Million for $59 Million Project
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/county-scores-20-million-more-from-feds-for-further-widening-of-randall-road/
— County’s Press Release on Coming Higher Taxes
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/countys-press-release-on-coming-higher-taxes/
— A Cartoon about Buying Politicians
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/22/mssage-of-the-day-a-cartoon/
— Crystal Lake Grade School District Scheduled to Raise Taxes Tonight
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/21/crystal-lake-grade-school-district-schedules-to-raise-taxes-tonigh/
— Cook County Judge Accused of Crookedness, Black on Black Crimes
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/20/cook-county-judge-accused-of-crookedness-black-on-black-crimes/
— Kenneally Cites More Arrestees Whom He Thinks Should Have Remained Jailed Until Tried
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/20/kenneally-cites-more-arrestees-whom-he-thinks-should-have-remained-jailed-until-tried/
— Wirepoints Points to Political Use of State Money by State Treasurer
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/20/wirepoints-points-to-political-use-of-state-money-by-state-treasurer/
— Algonquin Area Library Districts Seeks 7% More from Property Taxpayers
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/20/algonquin-area-library-districts-seeks-7-more-from-property-taxpayers/
— Legislature Gives a Little Bit of Power over Solar and Wind Developments Back to Local Governments
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/19/legislature-gives-a-little-bit-of-power-over-solar-and-wind-developments-back-to-local-governments/
— UPDATE: WITH VOTES ON Kane County Tax Levy Kept Flat
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/23/kane-county-tax-levy-kept-flat-copy/
— Village of Cary Seeks Maximum Property Tax Increase Following Example of Almost All Local Tax Districts
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/23/village-of-cary-seeks-maximum-property-tax-increase-following-example-of-almost-all-local-tax-districts/
— Schakowsky Pork
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/23/schakowsky-pork-2/
— Schakowsky on Toys
https://mchenrycountyblog.com/2023/11/23/schakowsky-on-toys/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pro-Palestinian protesters arrested after disrupting Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Matt Delaney
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/nov/23/pro-palestinian-protesters-arrested-after-disrupti/
— The left points to free speech platforms to distract from its own antisemitism – Tim Murtaugh (COMMENT: I should write about antisemitism in GAO’s Chicago office. In 1990, to retaliate against me for being the office’s only active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS. Because of the widespread antisemitism in the office, I got my second choice for group assignment – the group that audited federal financial industry regulators. Virtually none of my coworkers wanted to work for the Jewish woman who led that group. She was a GS-15, currently $152,527-$183,500/year. She had an MBA from the University of Chicago. She had passed the CPA examination on her first attempt. She was demanding. She was wealthy. She was attractive. She wanted all those who worked for her to have master’s degrees in finance. Because of that, I started taking graduate evening finance courses at IIT in 1992 and earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I got her appointed to IIT’s board of advisors for that program. But nevertheless, in September of 1997, she led GAO’s success effort to force me to take early retirement. She gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/nov/23/left-points-to-free-speech-platforms-to-distract-f/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If the last couple of months have shown us anything about American politics it’s that there’s a sizeable antisemitism problem in the Democratic Party, which has been exposed and highlighted as the party fractures over the Israel-Hamas war. Some Democrats in Congress openly side with Hamas, the terrorist organization which launched a brutal assault on Israeli civilian targets on October 7. Hundreds of Democrat staffers on Capitol Hill, somehow under the impression that their opinions matter, have demanded that their bosses support a “ceasefire,” which is a different way of saying that Israel must simply absorb all Hamas attacks. Dozens of leftist agitators have laid siege to Democratic National Committee headquarters, demanding that the Biden administration side with Hamas as well. And you probably can’t be a member of the College Democrats these days unless you’ve recently marched in a protest against Israel. There is indeed an antisemitism problem in this country, and the loudest voices are coming from within the Democratic Party. It’s not surprising, then, that the political left wants to change the focus and accuse someone else of being anti-Jew for a while.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Why homeschooling is on the rise – Ben Carson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/patriotism-unity/why-homeschooling-is-on-the-rise

AMERICAN THINKER
– Martha’s Vineyard once again allowed to boot out the illegals that we commoners are not – Olivia Murray
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/11/_marthas_vineyard_once_again_allowed_to_boot_out_the_illegals_that_we_commoners_are_not.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— The Uniter: Biden campaign sent out holiday talking points for ‘crazy MAGA’ family members – Chris Donaldson
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2023/11/24/the-uniter-biden-campaign-sent-out-holiday-talking-points-for-crazy-maga-family-members-1414807/

BREITBART
— Open Borders Lobby: Americans Should ‘Open Up Their Homes’ to Illegal Aliens This Thanksgiving – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/11/23/open-borders-lobby-americans-should-open-homes-illegal-aliens-thanksgiving/

DAILY CALLER
— Dem Fundraising Platform ActBlue Is Processing Donations For A Bail Fund For Illegal Immigrants – JENNIE TAER
https://dailycaller.com/2023/11/23/dem-fundraising-platform-actblue-processing-donations-bail-fund-illegal-immigrants/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Lack of ‘Affirmation’ Is Child Abuse: New Biden Rule Applies Transgender Standard to Foster Care – Tyler O’Neil
https://www.dailysignal.com/2023/11/23/new-biden-rule-reveals-transgender-movements-endgame-no-dissenting-parents-allowed/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden’s DHS Orders Border Agents To Use Preferred Pronouns For Illegal Immigrants – Spencer Lindquist
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bidens-dhs-orders-border-agents-to-use-preferred-pronouns-for-illegal-immigrants
— One Million More Jews Will Move To Israel, Israeli Official Predicts – Hank Berrien (COMMENT: Are people who disapprove of your demographics moving into your county, your township, your municipality, your school district, and/or your precinct? If so, have you considered moving because of that? If so, where have you considered moving to? Republicans create prosperity and safety. Democrats create poverty and crime. Anticipate/expect that Democrats will move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. That is increasingly happening in DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, and my precinct. I should wire a book about that. The Democrat Party platform promotes dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. The aforesaid create poverty and crime.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/one-million-more-jews-will-move-to-israel-israeli-official-predicts

EPOCH TIMES
— How Blue States Work Around SCOTUS to Restrict Gun Rights – Michael Clements
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/how-blue-states-work-around-scotus-to-restrict-gun-rights-5530441

FOX NEWS
— Taxpayers are paying for transgender transition procedures in US prisons – Jamie Joseph
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/taxpayers-paying-transgender-transition-procedures-us-prisons-internal-docs-show
— Democrat leaders ever-increasingly use the Pope to promote more LGBTQ.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pope-francis-dines-transgender-women-vatican-luncheon
— Campus antisemitism has parents, students reconsidering college choices
https://www.foxnews.com/video/6341671324112

NEWSMAX
— Left Pushing Divisiveness – Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah
https://www.newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/owens-mccaskill-bowman/2023/11/23/id/1143477/

PJ MEDIA
— Happy Thanksgiving and Maybe Let’s Arm Ourselves for the Apocalypse – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/stephen-kruiser/2023/11/23/the-morning-briefing-happy-thanksgiving-and-maybe-lets-arm-ourselves-for-the-apocalypse-n4924165

WESTERN JOURNAL
— A Virginia restaurant that made headlines in 2018 after its owner kicked out then-White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for being a conservative is closing its doors. – Johnathan Jones
https://www.westernjournal.com/restaurant-kicked-republican-governor-closes-doors/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

REUTERS
— Some migrants are swapping their American dream for a Mexican one – Laura Gottesdiener and Daina Beth Solomon
https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/some-migrants-are-swapping-their-american-dream-mexican-one-2023-11-24/

NEW YORK TIMES
— To get elected in 2020, Biden falsely hinted/implied/argued/shouted that he would govern as a moderate. But he has governed as a liberal.
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/20/briefing/biden-2024.html

NEW YORK SUN
— Will Trump, Closing in on GOP Nomination, Follow Nixon’s Advice and Run to the Center? – DEAN KARAYANIS
https://www.nysun.com/article/will-trump-closing-in-on-gop-nomination-follow-nixons-advice-and-run-to-the-center

NBC NEW YORK
— NYC Mayor Eric Adams accused of sexual assault and discrimination from 1993 in civil lawsuit. In response to the allegations, a spokesperson for City Hall told NBC New York that the mayor doesn’t know who the plaintiff is. – Myles Miller, Melissa Russo
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nyc-mayor-eric-adams-accused-of-sexual-assault-and-discrimination-from-1993-in-civil-lawsuit/4889226/

CBS NEW YORK
— Over 27,000 Thanksgiving meals prepared for asylum seekers in New York City
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFjbbCR9BBE

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: Voters See American Dream Slipping Out of Reach, WSJ/NORC Poll Shows. Fewer believe that anyone who works hard can get ahead. Aaron Zitner (COMMENT: From what I see, achieving the American Dream for those who share my demographics is ever-increasingly difficult if not impossible because of ever-increasingly preference being given to those who do not share my demographics, that is, because of ever-increasing discrimination against those who share my demographics. Ever-increasingly, colleges are under pressure to admit and employers are under pressure to hire, retain, and promote those who are liberal, Democrat, minority, female, LGBTQ, non-Protestant, non-German American, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, and/or citizens of foreign countries.)
https://www.wsj.com/us-news/american-dream-out-of-reach-poll-3b774892

FORBES
— Four Types of Difficult Employees – Handle with Care – Paul Sarvadi (COMMENT: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, to get rid of me, my Democrat superiors did everything that they could to assign me to work for, to work with, and to supervise their most problematic employees. Of course, they got rid of a) the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974 and b) the GAO manager who promoted me in 1986. I should write a book about that.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbooksauthors/2019/09/11/four-types-of-difficult-employees-handle-with-care/

ECONOMIST
— What survey data reveal about antisemitism in America (COMMENT: I should write about antisemitism in GAO’s Chicago office. In 1990, to retaliate against me for being the office’s only active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, my Democrat GAO superiors made it clear that they would never again assign me to audits of IRS. Because of the widespread antisemitism in the office, I got my second choice for group assignment – the group that audited federal financial industry regulators. Virtually none of my coworkers wanted to work for the Jewish woman who led that group. She was a GS-15, currently $152,527-$183,500/year. She had an MBA from the University of Chicago. She had passed the CPA examination on her first attempt. She was demanding. She was wealthy. She was attractive. She wanted all of those who worked for her to have a master’s degree in finance. Because of that, I started taking graduate evening finance courses at IIT in 1992 and earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. I got her appointed to IIT’s board of advisors for that program. But nevertheless, in September of 1997, she led GAO’s success effort to force me to take early retirement. She gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate. She would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. I should write a book about the aforesaid.)
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2023/11/23/what-survey-data-reveal-about-antisemitism-in-america

VISA GUIDE
— Top In-Demand Professions in Europe That Are a Guaranteed Ticket to Getting an EU Employment Visa – Drenusha Morina (COMMENT: What are the top in-demand professions in America? What percent of illegals in America a) are qualified for those professions and b) want those professions?)
https://visaguide.world/news/top-in-demand-professions-in-europe-that-are-a-guaranteed-ticket-to-getting-an-eu-employment-visa-list/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Doctors and nurses/midwives, Healthcare personnel, Software developers and analysts, Building trade workers, Cleaners and helpers, Metal and mechanic workers, Cooks and workers, Truck and bus drivers, Salespeople, Electric and electronic workers)

October 30, 2023

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

ABC7
— At least 34 shot, 3 killed in weekend gun violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shootings-this-weekend-gun-violence-police/13988521/#new_tab
— Morgan Park residents raise concerns over city’s plans for migrant shelter at vacant lot – Maher Kawash
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-migrants-protest-today-morgan-park-115th-and-halsted/13989428/

NBC5
— Roseland residents frustrated over proposal to build migrant shelter – Christian Farr and Matt Stefanski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/roseland-residents-frustrated-over-proposal-to-build-shelter-for-migrants/3263659/
— Mayor Johnson issues statement after Halloween party shooting leaves 15 injured. According to Chicago police, the location where the gathering took place has a history of hosting unsanctioned events. – Matt Stefanski
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-halloween-party-shooting-mayor-brandon-johnson-north-lawndale/3263561/

CBS2
— Chicago weekend shootings: 4 killed, 30 hurt – JERAMIE BIZZLE, BETH LAWRENCE
https://www.cbsnews.com/chicago/news/chicago-weekend-shootings-oct-27-to-30/

FOX32
— Amid dropping temps, Chicago offers warming buses and support for migrants
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-warming-buses-migrants
— Chicago police issue warning about car thefts
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-warning-car-thefts-guns-stolen-parked-vehicles

WTTW
— Chicago’s Top Cop Vows to Rein in Police Overtime Spending as 2023 Bill Tops $200M – Heather Cherone (COMMENT: I worked lots of overtime while I worked for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969 because I volunteered for it and because my Democrat coworkers often called in sick.)
https://news.wttw.com/2023/10/30/chicago-s-top-cop-vows-rein-police-overtime-spending-2023-bill-tops-200m

WBEZ
— Illinois sheriff says cop signed up for Oath Keepers, but now renounces the extremist group. The Stephenson County sheriff says Chief Deputy Andrew Schroeder’s association with Oath Keepers was “brief” and he is an “exemplary” cop. But other officials in the county remain concerned. – Dan Mihalopoulos (COMMENT: My critics/opponents hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist groups. In 2012, they succeeded in ending my TAPROOT chairmanship and in destroying TAPROOT. In 2007, they succeeded in ending my ICRC Steering Committee membership and in destroying ICRC. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-sheriff-says-chief-deputy-no-longer-with-oath-keepers/dbe65192-095c-423f-abe5-347d9656185a

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville-area faith leaders come together to combat hate – Madhu Krishnamurthy (COMMENT: Government and politics are nasty/vicious. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have used against me the most a) my being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and/or b) my not being a member of a church, my not attending church services, and my not giving money to a church. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have taken the most/biggest adverse actions against me.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20231030/naperville-area-faith-leaders-come-together-to-combat-hate

WAND TV
— For the second year in a row, U.S. shoppers are seeing double-digit inflation in the candy aisle – AP (COMMENT: On Saturday, October 21, 2023, Iron Gate Motor Condo owners in Naperville held an extremely positive and an extremely successful Halloween event for children.)
https://www.wandtv.com/news/national/less-boo-for-your-buck-for-the-second-halloween-in-a-row-us-candy-inflation/article_68e8b725-e5bf-55d6-9982-7e162306e88e.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Court arguments begin in effort to bar Trump from presidential ballot under ‘insurrection’ clause – AP (COMMENT: Will Pritzker keep Trump off the ballot in Illinois?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-court-arguments-begin-in-effort-to-bar-trump-from-presidential-ballot-under-insurrection-clause/
— Pence’s early exit from the presidential campaign offers a reminder of Trump’s grip on the GOP – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/ap-pences-early-exit-from-the-presidential-campaign-offers-a-reminder-of-trumps-grip-on-the-gop/

SOUTH SIDE WEEKLY
— UN Specialist Warned City Council that Tent Camps Could Become Permanent. Camps can outlast their initial scope by years—and U.S. courts can be slow to process asylum seekers. – Wendy Wei, Jim Daley and Matt Chapman
https://southsideweekly.com/un-specialist-warned-city-council-tent-camps-could-become-permanent/

CAPITOL FAX
— Morning briefing
https://capitolfax.com/2023/10/30/isabel%e2%80%99s-morning-briefing-174/

FROM ILLINOIS CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

SOUTHLAND JOURNAL
— Republican Legislators Seek to End Illinois’ Sanctuary State Status – Andrew Hensel
https://thesouthlandjournal.com/republican-legislators-seek-to-end-illinois-sanctuary-state-status/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-RIGHT LEANING SOURCES

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Halloween’s growing cultural footprint: What exactly are we celebrating? – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/oct/29/halloweens-growing-cultural-footprint-what-exactly/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republican legislators seek to end Illinois’s sanctuary state status – Andrew Hensel
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republican-legislators-seek-to-end-illinois-sanctuary-state-status

NEW YORK POST
— GOP reps slam new Merchant Marine Academy transgender policy: ‘Far-left’s social experiments’ – Caitlin Doornbos
https://nypost.com/2023/10/29/news/merchant-marine-transgender-policy-allows-service-exemptions/
— Congressman fears ‘greater ties’ between China and Cuba after Chinese nationals smuggled into Florida – Ryan King
https://nypost.com/2023/10/29/news/florida-republican-fears-greater-ties-between-china-and-cuba/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Someone Issued a Gag Order on Illinois Democrats. Their silence shows they know who controls their party and purse strings to power. – Brad Halbrook
https://amgreatness.com/2023/10/30/someone-issued-a-gag-order-on-illinois-democrats/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What it means to be an American – Eric Utter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/10/what_it_means_to_be_an_american.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Unfortunately, there are no Founders around today, and our own government has steadfastly attempted to turn as many of us as possible into dependents who rely on the government for…almost everything. Many have traded freedom for illusionary security, free will for promise of more “free” stuff to come.)
— Republican Disarray on the House Speakership Nothing New – Bill Hansmann (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. I worked for GAO 1980-1997. For more than any one person, GAO works for the Speaker of the House. Democrat Tip O’Neill was the Speaker while I worked for GAO 1980-1987, Democrat Jim Wright 1987-1989, Democrat Tom Foley 1989-1995, and Republican Newt Gingrich 1995-1997. While O’Neill was Speaker, GAO forced me to take a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO and delayed my promotions to GS-12 and GS-13. While Wright was Speaker, GAO threw me off audits of IRS. While Foley and was Speaker, GAO always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance (PFP) purposes. While Gingrich was Speaker, GAO always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for PFP purposes and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old; my Democrat GAO superiors were beyond furious that Gingrich dramatically cut GAO’s budget 1995-1997. Gingrich was the Speaker while my lawsuit against GAO was pending 1998-1999 and Republican Dennis Hastert 1999-2005. My critics/opponents have always used against me that neither Gingrich nor Hastert ever came to my defense. Further, my critics/opponents have used against me that since 1980, with one exception in 1989, my Republican U.S. Representatives and my Republican U.S. Senators have never come to my defense.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2023/10/republican_disarray_on_the_house_speakership_nothing_new.html
— Vatican Synod leaves LGBTQ+ advocates and other leftists empty handed – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/10/vatican_synod_leaves_lgbtq_advocates_and_other_leftists_empty_handed.html

BREITBART
— Democrats Admit Biden’s Migration Is Splitting the Party – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2024-election/2023/10/30/report-democrats-admit-migration-is-splitting-the-party/
— Biden’s Migrant Mobile App Helps Free Thousands of Foreign Nationals into U.S. from Terrorism-Linked Countries – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/10/29/bidens-migrant-mobile-app-foreign-nationals-into-us-terrorism-countries/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden’s Busted Border Is A Giant Red Carpet For Terrorists – DEROY MURDOCK
https://dailycaller.com/2023/10/29/opinion-bidens-busted-border-is-a-giant-red-carpet-for-deroy-murdock/

DAILY WIRE
— Hamas Leader: ‘Women, Children, Elderly’ Must Die In Gaza To Help Our Fight Against Israel
https://www.dailywire.com/news/hamas-leader-women-children-elderly-must-die-in-gaza-to-help-our-fight-against-israel

EPOCH TIMES
— Will ‘MAGA Mike’ Succeed as House Speaker? Mike Johnson’s stunning rise to speaker has been hailed as a win for conservatives. But he faces key tests on the road ahead. – Lawrence Wilson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/article/will-maga-mike-succeed-as-house-speaker-5517471

FOX NEWS
— Biden allows epic flood of illegals into US and here’s the real reason why. Total number of illegals under Biden is nearing 10 million and president still has a year to go. – Sara A. Carter, Thomas Homan
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-allows-epic-flood-illegals-heres-reason
— Florida GOP lawmaker raises alarm on illegal Chinese immigrants who sailed to Key Largo. 17 Chinese nationals landed in Key Largo by boat last week. – Elizabeth Elkind
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/florida-house-republican-raises-alarm-illegal-chinese-immigrants-sailed-key-largo
— Pro-Palestinian rioters storm Russian airport, flood runway looking for Israeli flight. A small number of Jews are reportedly ‘isolated’ at the airport. – Andrea Vacchiano
https://www.foxnews.com/world/pro-palestinian-rioters-storm-russian-airport-flood-runway-looking-israeli-flight-officials

HOT AIR
— More Than 300 Pro-Hamas Morons Arrested at Grand Central
https://hotair.com/jazz-shaw/2023/10/29/more-than-300-pro-hamas-morons-arrested-at-grand-central-n588509

JUST THE NEWS
— Illegal border crossers surpass 10 million since Biden took office. Number totals more than the individual populations of 41 states. (COMMENT: How many of them will use their false identifications to vote for Democrats in 2024?)
https://justthenews.com/nation/states/center-square/illegal-border-crossers-total-over-10-million-biden-inauguration

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Pro-Hamas Protests on College Campuses Are Ripping the Mask Off Wokeism “dramatically increased awareness that something is rotten in the state of higher education in the English-speaking world” – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2023/10/pro-hamas-protests-on-college-campuses-are-ripping-the-mask-off-wokeism/

MRC TV
— Portland, ME, Politician Says Mass-Murderer’s Motive Was… White Supremacy – P. GARDNER GOLDSMITH
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/p-gardner-goldsmith/portland-me-politician-says-mass-murderers-motive-was-white-supremacy
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As of Friday morning, every publicly known victim of Robert R. Card’s Wednesday night shooting spree has been white.)

NEWSMAX
— US Military Running ‘Far-Left’s Social Experiments’ – Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind.
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/woke-transgender-policy/2023/10/29/id/1140144/

TOWNHALL
— Republicans Vow to Keep Terrorists Out of the U.S. Under Their Watch – Sarah Arnold
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/saraharnold/2023/10/29/republicans-shift-their-focus-to-hamas-sympathizers-n2630512
— Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal Claims Biden’s Support for Israel will Diminish His Support Among Arabs – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2023/10/29/jayapal-warning-to-biden-over-isreal-n2630521
— School District Cancelled Its Halloween Activities – Madeline Leesman (COMMENT: On Saturday, October 21, 2023, Iron Gate Motor Condo owners in Naperville held an extremely positive and an extremely successful Halloween event for children.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/madelineleesman/2023/10/28/heres-why-one-school-district-cancelled-its-halloween-activities-n2630458

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Congressman Sounds the Alarm After 17 Chinese Nationals Are Arrested in His Southern District – Rachel M. Emmanuel
https://www.westernjournal.com/congressman-sounds-alarm-17-chinese-nationals-arrested-southern-district/

FROM NATIONAL CENTER-LEFT LEANING SOURCES

THE HILL
— Tensions rise between new and established migrants – RAFAEL BERNAL
https://thehill.com/latino/4279680-tensions-new-established-migrants/
— Conservatives see hope for anti-abortion, anti-trans push with Speaker Johnson – NATHANIEL WEIXEL
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4280223-social-conservatives-trans-abortion-speaker-johnson/
— Conservatives give Speaker Johnson breathing room — for now – KRISTINA KARISCH
https://thehill.com/newsletters/morning-report/4282956-the-hills-morning-report-conservatives-give-speaker-johnson-breathing-room-for-now/

ABC NEWS
— As economy falters, more Chinese migrants seek asylum at US border. A major influx of Chinese migration to the United States on a relatively new and perilous route through Panama’s Darién Gap jungle has become increasingly popular thanks to social media. – AP
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/economy-falters-chinese-migrants-perilous-journey-us-border-104470299

CBS NEWS
— For Palestinian and Israeli Americans, war has made the unimaginable a reality – JERICKA DUNCAN (COMMENT: I am 100% German American. I am proud to say that my grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI and my uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII, and my father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/palestinian-and-israeli-americans-war-unimaginable-reality/

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— As Economy Falters, More Chinese Migrants Take a Perilous Journey to the US Border to Seek Asylum. A major influx of Chinese migration to the United States on a relatively new and perilous route through Panama’s Darién Gap jungle has become increasingly popular thanks to social media. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2023-10-30/as-economy-falters-more-chinese-migrants-take-a-perilous-journey-to-the-us-border-to-seek-asylum

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Boys graduate high school at lower rates than girls, with lifelong consequences. Girls consistently are outperforming boys, graduating at higher rates at public high schools around the country. – CAROLYN THOMPSON
https://buffalonews.com/lifestyles/boys-graduate-high-school-at-lower-rates-than-girls-with-lifelong-consequences/article_b7b788e7-e5e1-5ded-96fa-e3a1f8242e4c.html
— US fighter jets strike Iran-linked sites in Syria in retaliation for attacks on US troops – LOLITA C. BALDOR
https://apnews.com/article/syria-airstrikes-iran-revolutionary-guard-af3c7a0f069b8c8b08f6feaa0e165d6a

NEWSWEEK
— Donald Trump’s Challengers Are Dropping Like Flies – Ewan Palmer
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-primary-drop-outs-trump-pence-race-1838864

NEW YORK TIMES
— From Smugglers and TikTok, Migrants Get a Message: Go to New York. Many migrants entering the U.S. southern border have been steered to New York City by relatives, politicians and smugglers, in part because of the city’s right-to-shelter policy. – Jay Root
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/29/nyregion/migrants-nyc-shelter-mauritania.html
— Is the Republican Speakership Cursed? – Carl Hulse (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. I worked for GAO 1980-1997. For more than any one person, GAO works for the Speaker of the House. Democrat Tip O’Neill was the Speaker while I worked for GAO 1980-1987, Democrat Jim Wright 1987-1989, Democrat Tom Foley 1989-1995, and Republican Newt Gingrich 1995-1997. While O’Neill was Speaker, GAO forced me to take a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO and delayed my promotions to GS-12 and GS-13. While Wright was Speaker, GAO threw me off audits of IRS. While Foley and was Speaker, GAO always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance (PFP) purposes. While Gingrich was Speaker, GAO always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for PFP purposes and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old; my Democrat GAO superiors were beyond furious that Gingrich dramatically cut GAO’s budget 1995-1997. Gingrich was the Speaker while my lawsuit against GAO was pending 1998-1999 and Republican Dennis Hastert 1999-2005. My critics/opponents have always used against me that neither Gingrich nor Hastert ever came to my defense. Further, my critics/opponents have used against me that since 1980, with one exception in 1989, my Republican U.S. Representatives and my Republican U.S. Senators have never come to my defense.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/10/27/us/politics/house-speaker-johnson-republicans.html
— New data shows, for the first time at this level of detail, how much students’ standardized test scores rise with their parents’ incomes — and how disparities start years before students sit for tests. – Claire Cain Miller (COMMENT: I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on how much money their parents have/had.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/10/23/upshot/sat-inequality.html

USA TODAY
— Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ever-increasingly promote hatred against Johnson.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2023/10/29/mike-johnson-election-denier-republicans-trump-extremism/71346454007/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Indians Are Entering the U.S. Illegally in Record Numbers. Some asylum seekers say Modi’s Hindu nationalist policies are driving them out, while others are drawn by job opportunities. – Tarini Parti
https://www.wsj.com/world/india/indians-are-entering-the-u-s-illegally-in-record-numbers-2cf19e38
— Affirmative Action in Hiring for the Left. The bias is passed on to the next generation. – Letters (COMMENT: The Democrats who ran GAO in 1980, IRS in 1971, and the Post Office in 1966 hired me because they could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, veteran, or younger person who would take the job.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/university-college-left-wing-bias-professors-hamas-a47435fd
— Three Ideas to End Tent Cities, Changing a few laws and tightening border security could reduce urban homelessness. – Andy Kessler
https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-ideas-to-end-tent-cities-california-san-francisco-homelessness-theft-crime-poverty-5c0a8e29
— House Speaker Built Career Fighting in Conservative Legal Trenches. Mike Johnson came to Congress with a long legal record battling gay rights, abortion and limits on religious expression in the public sphere. – Laura Kusisto, Mariah Timms, and Scott Patterson
https://www.wsj.com/politics/policy/house-speaker-built-career-fighting-in-conservative-legal-trenches-bd0513de
— Grand Old Party: How Aging Makes You More Conservative. Baby boomers have shifted right. But liberal millennials and Gen Z are canceling them out. – Dante Chinni and Stephanie Stamm
https://www.wsj.com/politics/elections/grand-old-party-how-aging-makes-you-more-conservative-8b2515b0

FORBES
— House Republicans Are Ready To Break Things — Including The IRS – Joseph Thorndike (COMMENT: I should write a book about the following who wasted my knowledge of IRS the most: a) my Democrat IRS superiors, b) my Democrat GAO superiors, c) Gingrich and Hastert, and d) my Republican U.S. Senators and Republican U.S. Representatives and candidates for those offices and their staff members. GAO works for Congress. GAO audits IRS. 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 $92,270-$104,583/year. Then I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $109,732-$142,650/year. My Democrat GAO superiors kept me off of audits of IRS for all but 3 of those almost 18 years.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/taxnotes/2023/10/30/house-republicans-are-ready-to-break-things—including-the-irs/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Mike Johnson is the first Republican House speaker from the South since Newt Gingrich, putting the region back in the driver’s seat of GOP politics – John L. Dorman (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. I worked for GAO 1980-1997. For more than any one person, GAO works for the Speaker of the House. Democrat Tip O’Neill was the Speaker while I worked for GAO 1980-1987, Democrat Jim Wright 1987-1989, Democrat Tom Foley 1989-1995, and Republican Newt Gingrich 1995-1997. While O’Neill was Speaker, GAO forced me to take a $21,863/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO and delayed my promotions to GS-12 and GS-13. While Wright was Speaker, GAO threw me off audits of IRS. While Foley and was Speaker, GAO always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance (PFP) purposes. While Gingrich was Speaker, GAO always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for PFP purposes and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old; my Democrat GAO superiors were beyond furious that Gingrich dramatically cut GAO’s budget 1995-1997. Gingrich was the Speaker while my lawsuit against GAO was pending 1998-1999 and Republican Dennis Hastert 1999-2005. My critics/opponents have always used against me that neither Gingrich nor Hastert ever came to my defense. Further, my critics/opponents have used against me that since 1980, with one exception in 1989, my Republican U.S. Representatives and my Republican U.S. Senators have never come to my defense.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/mike-johnson-republican-house-speaker-south-gingrich-conservatives-influence-2023-10

THE WEEK
— What do the Republicans stand for? – PETER WEBER (COMMENT: The Democrat Party platform is liberal and therefore it promotes dependency on government and charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, diminishment of Second Amendment rights, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination. The Republican Party platform is conservative and therefore it promotes individual responsibility, traditional marriage and family, right to life, compliance with immigration laws, avoidance of vices, Second Amendment rights, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving).)
https://theweek.com/politics/what-do-the-republicans-stand-for

DAILY MAIL
— ‘Looking forward to seeing Hamas raise the rainbow flag across Gaza’: Israel responds to video showing combined LGBTQ and Palestinian flag being flown at protest – as activists march through London – JAMES CALLERY
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12685671/Looking-forward-seeing-Hamas-raise-rainbow-flag-Gaza-Israel-responds-video-showing-combined-LGBTQ-Palestinian-flag-flown-protest-activists-march-London.html
— Jared Kushner says American Jews are safer in SAUDI ARABIA than US college campuses after woke students backed Hamas’ bloodbath in Israel – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12685903/Jared-Kushner-says-American-Jews-safer-SAUDI-ARABIA-college-campuses.html