January 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump administration targeting ‘birth tourism’ mothers – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/5865849/
— Building a Better Chicago: What is affordable housing?
https://abc7chicago.com/5865727/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Some Trump-haters want the U.S. Senate to censure Trump, but not remove him from office.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-impeachment-senate-trial-20200121-buehpnewibfatlewbqitbsfiqu-story.html
— Oakbrook Terrace mayor resigns amid federal corruption investigation tied to red-light cameras – Joe Mahr
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-fbi-corruption-probe-oakbrook-terrace-ragucci-resign-20200121-syl4uhoh2zg2bgf3sufr62sbcy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Groups aim to reach city’s hard-to-count residents in 2020 Census: ‘If there is an undercount, that voice is lost’ Community groups are working toward an accurate count on Census Day. – Manny Ramos (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? How fast is the voice of those who share your demographics being lost? To what extent do those who share your demographics represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/21/20975371/chicago-census-hard-count-residents-urban-league-gads-hill-center

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: It’s time to honor a woman with a national holiday – Burt Constable
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200121/constable-its-time-to-honor-a-woman-with-a-national-holiday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200120/king-day-observances-rally-against-racism-provide-chance-to-give-back

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Non-U.S. citizens inadvertently registered to vote – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: How many illegals are registered to vote in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200120/non-us-citizens-inadvertently-registered-to-vote

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/20/county-waiting-on-state-police-list-for-automatic-marijuana-expungements/akovzsj/

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER 
— Film probes radical 1960s alliance – AP (DIERSEN: Individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are part of the Democrat Party alliance are: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Film-probes-radical-1960s-alliance-14991178.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Villa Park man charged with swatting incident in Wheaton
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/20/villa-park-man-charged-with-swatting-incident-in-wheaton/aodk07u/

WSIL TV
— “We should be free”: Bill to eliminate FOID cards gains support in Southern Illinois
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/20/we-should-be-free-bill-to-eliminate-foid-cards-gains-support-in-southern-illinois/

DEPAULIA
— Weeding out misconceptions about recreational cannabis in Illinois – Rebecca Meluch (DIERSEN: If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, you should discourage the sale and use of pot.)
https://depauliaonline.com/45659/focus/weeding-out-misconceptions-about-recreational-cannabis-in-illinois/

DAILY ILLINI
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local governments share support for marijuana dispensaries – CLARE BUDIN
https://dailyillini.com/news/2020/01/21/local-governments-support-dispensaries/

CENTER SQUARE
— Ahead of March primary, Republicans demand hearing over non-citizen voter registration errors – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/ahead-of-march-primary-republicans-demand-hearing-over-non-citizen/article_f236c7be-3bab-11ea-b0b0-ffdf87dd64a1.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS PENSIONS: PALTRY CONTRIBUTIONS YIELD MILLION-DOLLAR PAYOUTS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-pensions-101-paltry-contributions-yield-million-dollar-payouts/

GOPUSA
— Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future? – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: How successful have the following been in promoting civil disobedience in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county: those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? I should write a book about those who promote civil disobedience in my precinct, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83235

WASHINGTON TIMES
— When the IRS acts as both tax preparer and collector Taxpayers shouldn’t allow the government to prepare and process tax returns – Deborah Collier and Leslie Paige
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/when-the-irs-acts-as-both-tax-preparer-and-collect/

DAILY CALLER
— The Media Was Desperate, But Virginia’s Gun Rally Proved Them All Wrong – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/media-spread-misinformation-virginia-gun-rights-rally/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Soon, if not already, to send children to public schools is to turn them into LGBTQers. 
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/new-jersey-holocaust-lgbtq-schools/

DAILY WIRE
— Senate Bill Would Ban Discrimination By Employers Based On Hairstyle – Hank Berrien (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, if I had worn any kind of a protest hairstyle, a) GAO would not have hired me in 1980 or promoted me in 1986, b) IRS would not have hired me in 1971 or promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, c) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, d) Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, and e) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966.) 
https://www.dailywire.com/news/senate-bill-would-ban-discrimination-by-employers-based-on-hairstyle

PJ MEDIA
— Anti-Gun Activist David Hogg Declares Virginia Gun-Rights Rally Is Full of White Supremacists – VICTORIA TAFT
https://pjmedia.com/trending/anti-gun-activist-david-hogg-declares-virginia-gun-rights-rally-is-full-of-white-supremacists/
— AOC Steps in It Again, Claiming Dems Are a ‘Center-Conservative’ Party, Not ‘a Left Party’ – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-claims-democratic-party-is-a-center-conservative-party-the-democratic-party-is-not-a-left-party/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Shocker: ‘Nonpartisan’ GAO’s Union Overwhelmingly Supports Dems – Joseph Vazquez (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with my Democrat GAO superiors and the adverse actions that they took against me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on past and present members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present employees of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/01/20/shocker-nonpartisan-gaos-union-overwhelmingly-supports-dems
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Government Accountability Office (GAO) said Jan. 16 that President Donald Trump broke the law when he withheld aid from Ukraine. The union for that “independent, nonpartisan” agency naturally supports Democrats. Just don’t expect the media to tell you about it. The GAO calls itself an “independent, nonpartisan” congressional agency. Liberal outlets, continuing the media-driven impeachment crusade, gave full credence to the GAO’s self-proclaimed “nonpartisan” status. The GAO Employees Organization and its bureaucrats are currently represented by the International Federation of Professionals and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), AFL-CIO & CLC, a labor union that represents workers in both the U.S. and Canada. Here’s the problem: IFPTE’s political action committee gave 100 percent of its political contributions ($36,250) to Democratic candidates in 2016, 89 percent of its political contributions ($61,950) to Democratic candidates in 2018, and currently 75 percent of its political contributions ($26,900) to Democratic candidates for the 2020 electoral cycle. The GAO Employees Organization, “the union and professional association” of GAO bureaucrats, stated in its website that it “is an affiliate of IFPTE, designated as IFPTE Local 1921, named after the year GAO was created.” If your credibility as an agency hinges on you being “independent, nonpartisan,” why do your bureaucrats choose to be represented by a union that’s overtly partisan? Moreover, why are liberal media outlets ignoring this? The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page assistant editor James Freeman wrote a Jan. 17 op-ed acknowledging the IFPTE donations in 2016, and said this raises a “reasonable question about the use of the term ‘nonpartisan’” when referencing the GAO. No kidding? The Los Angeles Times editorial board published an entire puff piece Jan. 17, headlined: “Editorial: Unlike Lev Parnas, the GAO has no credibility problem. It also says Trump broke the law.” In the piece, The LA Times Editorial Board called the agency “resolutely nonpartisan.” No mention of the GAO-IFPTE connection, nor the latter’s apparent political bias was found in the piece. But The LA Times wasn’t the only outlet to ignore this connection. The New York Times, in its Jan. 16 report on the GAO’s assessment of the Trump-Ukraine issue, also touted that “The accountability office is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress.” No mention of the GAO-IFPTE connection in The Times piece. Politico also, in a Jan. 16 report, referred to the GAO as “an independent nonpartisan government watchdog that responds to congressional requests,” without mentioning it’s union’s affiliation with the IFPTE or the IFPTE PAC’s history of giving vastly disproportionate amounts of cash to Democrats. The Washington Post published a piece on Jan. 16, where they were sure to note the GAO’s independence in a sub-headline: “The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office severely undermines a core Trump impeachment defense” [emphasis added]. No mention of the GAO-IFPTE connection in that Post piece, however. Pleading for the president’s impeachment is all that matters at this point for the liberal media. And if haphazardly saying the partisanly-suspect GAO is “independent” and “nonpartisan” does the trick, c’est la vie.)

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump’s New World Order Makes America #1 Again
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/trumps-new-world-order-makes-america-1-again/

POLITICO
— Sanders apologizes to Biden for surrogate’s brutal op-ed – NATASHA KORECKI (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who paint themselves as be surrogates for my critics/opponents. They paint themselves as being surrogates for those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. They paint themselves as being surrogates for those who run the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/21/sanders-apologizes-to-biden-for-op-ed-101319
— Trump’s staffing struggle: After 3 years, unfilled jobs across the administration The 45th president has struggled with key political appointments more than any recent president — despite his party’s control of the Senate. – NANCY COOK (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to destroy you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/20/trumps-staffing-struggle-unfilled-jobs-100991

CNN
— Chicago Tribune staffers seek new owners amid fears of hedge fund takeover: ‘We’re doing everything in our power to try to stop them’ – BRIAN STELTER
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/media/chicago-tribune-ownership/index.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Democrats Navigate Sensitive Gender Politics as Voting Nears Democratic presidential candidates spent the weekend grappling with how to address questions surrounding sexism and gender bias as they sought to balance support for women against concerns of a political blowback.
https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-01-19/sanders-faces-gender-questions-amid-warren-feud

NEW YORK TIMES
— Will The Chicago Tribune Be the Next Newspaper Picked to the Bone? Journalists worry that a New York hedge fund with a big stake in the paper will impose draconian cuts, as it has elsewhere. – David Jackson and Gary Marx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/opinion/chicago-tribune-alden-capital.html
— Facebook will do a better job of preventing bad actors from abusing its platform to manipulate this year’s U.S. presidential election than it did four years ago, its public affairs chief Nick Clegg said on Monday – Reuters (DIERSEN: How easily are you manipulated? I should write a book about those who are manipulated by my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present employees of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The aforesaid present themselves as being nasty unethical vicious thugs who do anything that my critics/opponents tell them to do.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/20/technology/20reuters-tech-conference-facebook.html
— Texas’ Governor Said No to Refugees. In Amarillo, They’re Saying Maybe. In earlier years, Amarillo had more refugees per capita than any other Texas city. The newcomers are considered neighbors now. – Manny Fernandez (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/us/refugees-states-texas-abbott.html
— The Neighborhoods We Will Not Share Persistent housing segregation lies at the root of many of our society’s problems. Trump wants to make it worse. – Richard Rothstein (DIERSEN: What do realtors say to prospective buyers about your block, about your precinct, about your municipality, about your township/ward, and about your county?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/opinion/fair-housing-act-trump.html
— How to Convince a White Realtor You’re Middle Class Black people expend daily energy to counteract racial stereotypes and get fair treatment. – Karyn Lacy (DIERSEN: What do realtors say to prospective buyers about your block, about your precinct, about your municipality, about your township/ward, and about your county?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/opinion/black-discrimination-study.html
— The Road to Auschwitz Wasn’t Paved With Indifference We don’t have to be ‘upstanders’ to avoid genocides. We just have to make sure not to help them along. – Rivka Weinberg (DIERSEN: My grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans during WWI. My uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans during WWII. My father would have fought the Germans during WWII if he had not been 4-F.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/21/opinion/auschwitz-bystander-theory.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Millennials’ share of the U.S. housing market: small and shrinking Because homeownership is the chief builder of wealth, the trend is ‘bad news for the economy overall’ – Christopher Ingraham (DIERSEN: To paint me as being someone who unfairly benefitted from discrimination against minorities and against females, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that I bought a new town home in 1972 when I was 24 years old, a studio condo in 1974 when I was 25 years old, a one bedroom condo in 1976 when I was 27 years old, and that my wife and I bought a home in Wheaton when I was 29 years old, and that we had a home built in Wheaton when I was 35 year old.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/20/millennials-share-us-housing-market-small-shrinking/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democratic candidates link arms at MLK march; Sanders and Warren shake hands – AP
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-01-20/2020-democratic-contenders-link-arms-in-king-day-march

USA TODAY
— Weed? CBD? New products, new laws are causing confusion in the workplace – Charisse Jones (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/01/21/weed-and-work-cbd-may-legal-but-its-risky-office/2835517001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Today, Voters’ Choice Isn’t All About the Economy Some of the strongest Trump-supporting states are near the bottom of the economic-growth list – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/today-voters-choice-isnt-all-about-the-economy-11579532400
— U.S. Turns Up the Spotlight on Chinese Universities Justice, State Departments see academic partnerships as facilitating the transfer of sensitive technology – Kate O’Keeffe and Aruna Viswanatha
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-turns-up-the-spotlight-on-chinese-universities-11579602787
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How Legal Weed Shops Feed the Vaping Crisis State-sanctioned marijuana shops are contributing to the rise in lung illnesses and deaths at a higher rate than previously believed. – Kevin Sabet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-legal-weed-shops-feed-the-vaping-crisis-11579554025

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kriskrane/2020/01/21/a-tale-of-two-markets-how-illinois-succeeded-in-rollout-of-adult-use-cannabis-and-why-massachusetts-failed/

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Catholic immigration activists step up in battle against Trump policies – Sarah Salvadore (DIERSEN: What do you say to religious leaders who act as operatives or dupes for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.ncronline.org/news/justice/catholic-immigration-activists-step-battle-against-trump-policies

LYNCHBERG NEWS & ADVANCE
— Legislative aide Chris Faraldi announces bid for Lynchburg City Council – Richard Chumney (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or political office, what would the local news media stress about you to elect you or to defeat you? If I ran for an office, to defeat me, the local news media would stress my demographics and the adverse actions that local residents, organizations, companies, and governments that have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout have taken against me. To defeat me, the local news media would stress that I oppose the promotion of dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.) 
https://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/legislative-aide-announces-bid-for-city-council/article_6d05b588-558e-517e-9e8c-cd4f01f661b4.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On his campaign website, Faraldi described himself as a conservative Republican. He listed fiscal responsibility, promoting economic development and properly investing in public safety agencies as campaign priorities. Faraldi is the first candidate to announce an entry into the Ward IV race. The election will be held May 5.)

FED SMITH
— Bill Would Publicize Tax Debts of Federal Employees – Ian Smith (DIERSEN: Why not a bill that would publicize the adverse actions that the federal government has taken against its employees? My Democrat GAO superiors would publicize that they forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors would publicize that they did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors would publicize that they forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/17/bill-would-publicize-tax-debts-federal-employees/
— MAY 14, 2019 FLASHBACK: Should Federal Employees’ Bonuses and Pensions be Provided to the Public? – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/05/14/should-federal-employees-bonuses-pensions-provided-public/

BRINK NEWS
— How Do You Know When You’re Being Manipulated? – Johannes Dornisch (DIERSEN: How easily are you manipulated/dominated? I should write a book about those who are manipulated/dominated by my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present members of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on past and present employees of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. The aforesaid present themselves as being nasty unethical vicious thugs who do anything that my critics/opponents tell them to do.) 
https://www.brinknews.com/how-do-you-know-when-youre-being-manipulated-the-dangers-of-dark-design/

January 20 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Republican U.S. Senate candidates to meet Saturday in Schaumburg (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/republican-us-senate-candidates-to-meet-saturday-in-schaumburg
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Schaumburg Township Republican Organization will hold a candidate forum Saturday, Jan. 25, for the Republican U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois. The invited candidates are Casey Chlebek, Mark Curran, Peggy Hubbard, Robert Marshall and Tom Tarter. The moderator will Committeeman Joe Folisi. A question-and-answer period, followed by a straw poll, will conclude the meeting. The program will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.)
— DuPage County once again raising concerns about cell antenna law – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/dupage-county-once-again-raising-concerns-about-cell-antenna-law
— Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200120/news/301209904/

WGN TV
— Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case – AP AND TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/20/trumps-lawyers-urge-dismissal-of-flimsy-impeachment-case/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/5865876/

NBC5
— Prince Harry Blames ‘Powerful Media’ for Why He’s Stepping From Royals Harry, 35, has made no secret of his disdain for Britain’s tabloid media in the past, with both he and Meghan filing lawsuits against press outlets last fall
https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/prince-harry-no-other-option-but-to-cut-royal-ties/2203835/

WTTW
— Pot Makes Pets Sick, Says Veterinary Group – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/20/pot-makes-pets-sick-says-veterinary-group

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate president race: Accusations of personal betrayal and payback fly furiously Publicly, Senate Democrats came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, but Harmon’s rival in the race, Kimberly Lightford, later blamed former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his son, Sen. Emil Jones III., for her loss. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— John Cullerton resigns from Illinois Senate After more than four decades in office, John Cullerton, who served as the 38th president of the Illinois Senate, resigned from his Senate seat Monday. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/20/21074382/john-cullerton-resigns-illinois-senate
— Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights The protesters, who were mostly white and male, came out in strong numbers despite to the chilly temperature to send a message to legislators, they said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074002/virginia-gun-rights-rally-capital
— Get out of the way, Senators, and let journalists cover the impeachment trial right You have to wonder what the Senate’s Republican majority, which sets the rules, are afraid you might see and hear. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have organized conservative and Republican events since 2000 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who did not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074154/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-press-restrictions-journalists
— Deflecting questions about Madigan, Pritzker talks about goals for the legislative session The governor will let investigative process work as he focuses on recreational marijuana, downstate broadband and other issues. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/20/21071155/jb-pritzker-michael-madigan-investigation-comed-downstate-broadband-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gun control advocates use Virginia gun rally to promote gun control.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-virginia-rally-richmond-gun-control-northam-trump-huppke-20200120-gb74ysw2anbh5h25cfv6auhefy-story.html
— A ‘wealth tax’ is not the magic bullet Warren and Sanders say it is – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-warren-wealth-tax-sanders-chapman-20200117-zyjuuwtaxvakbbibwcdqhakkxu-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford hospital sees spike in severe vomiting among daily cannabis users – Georgette Braun
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200120/rockford-hospital-sees-spike-in-severe-vomiting-among-daily-cannabis-users

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Rock Island County to vote on allowing refugees to settle in the county. Action would defy Trump’s executive order – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-to-vote-on-allowing-refugees-to-settle/article_f118275c-7fd5-56b4-b0a3-05b829c66892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gov. Pritzker’s Lawyers Trying To Shield Him From Deposition In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gov-pritzkers-lawyers-trying-shield-him-deposition-racial-discrimination-lawsuit#stream/0

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://wrex.com/2020/01/20/illinois-marijuana-shortage-has-rockford-medical-cannabis-patients-concerned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Marter Touts Pro-Life Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/jim-marter-touts-pro-life-position/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Endorsed by PearlPAC, Podcast with EMILY’s List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-endorsed-by-pearlpac-podcast-with-emilys-list/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Announces His Five Top Issues with Position Papers Coming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-jerry-evans-announces-his-five-top-issues-with-position-papers-coming/ 
— Oberweis Signs Balanced Budget Pledge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/oberweis-signs-balanced-budget-pledge/
— The Virginia Gun Rights Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/the-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Oliver proven wrong again – resignation her best option – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/01/dupage-township-trustee-oliver-proven-wrong-again-resignation-her-best-option/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WALLACE: DR. KING VERSUS COLIN KAEPERNICK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wallace-dr-king-versus-colin-kaepernick.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERING 574 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-call-for-investigation-of-mistakenly-registering-574-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— IN LIGHT OF DMV VOTER REGISTRATION “MISTAKE,” SHOULD SEC OF STATE WHITE RESIGN?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/in-light-of-dmv-voter-registration-mistake-should-sec-of-state-white-resign-.html
— CHICAGO WOMEN MARCHERS PROMOTE LEFT-WING CAUSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-womens-marchers-honor-terrorist.html
— MARTER POINTS TO 14TH CD PRIMARY OPPONENTS’ “WEAK STANDS” ON THE LIFE ISSUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/marter-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— John Cullerton has now officially resigned from the Illinois Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/20/john-cullerton-has-now-officially-resigned-from-illinois-senate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rallygoers: ‘Put down the gun and pick up a book’ – Victor Morton 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/david-hogg-mocks-insults-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Buttigieg says Trump harming ‘mental health’ of minorities – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-says-trump-harming-mental-health-of-minorities 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March struggles to regain footing
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83213

AMERICAN THINKER
— Immigration problems solved! – A. Welderson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/immigration_problems_solved.html
— The elephant in the room lifting Trump’s re-election prospects – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_elephant_in_the_room_lifting_trumps_reelection_prospects.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later The mob did not get away with defaming Nick Sandmann. In fact, people victimized by the media’s new normal are now fighting back. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/?mc_cid=bc397fb07d&mc_eid=2e2743e91e

DAILY CALLER
— NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’ – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/nbc-reporter-tweet-gun-rights-rally-white-supremacist/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Drive-Bys and Democrats Wanted Violence in Virginia
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/drive-bys-and-democrats-want-violence-in-virginia/

PJ MEDIA
— Fake-News MSNBC Host Claims ‘Thousands’ of ‘White Nationalists’ Are ‘Swarming’ Virginia 2A Rally – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-msnbc-host-claims-thousands-of-white-nationalists-are-swarming-virginia-2a-rally/

LIFE NEWS
— New York Times: Women Should Vote for Pro-Abortion Women Just Because They’re Women – CLAY WATERS 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/20/new-york-times-women-should-vote-for-pro-abortion-women-just-because-theyre-women/

BIZ PACK REVIEW
— City spends over $300K in taxpayer money to ban Chick-fil-A from airport – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/20/city-spends-over-300k-in-taxpayer-money-to-ban-chick-fil-a-from-airport-877698

ABC NEWS
— Trump administration targets ‘birth tourism’ with new vetting plans for visas It’s the latest move in Trump’s crackdown on legal avenues for immigration. – Quinn Owen
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-targets-birth-tourism-vetting-plans-visas/story?id=68406386
— Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally The governor’s state of emergency bans all weapons from Capitol grounds. – Ivan Pereira
https://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-brace-massive-gun-rights-rally-richmond-virginia/story?id=68328504

NBC NEWS
— Marijuana is risky for people taking common heart medications How people ingest marijuana, along with the drug’s purity, are the biggest risk factors, doctors say. – Kaitlin Sullivan
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/marijuana-risky-people-taking-common-heart-medications-n1118181

NEW YORK TIMES
— Virginia Gun Rally Live Updates: 22,000 Protesters Oppose New Gun Laws – Sabrina Tavernise, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Timothy Williams and Sarah Mervosh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/virginia-gun-rally.html
— Bloomberg Offers Plan to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality – AP (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government has used Affirmative Action and EEOC to tackle racial economic inequity. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/19/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-bloomberg.html
— On King Holiday, 2020 Democrats March Arm in Arm to Honor His Legacy Most of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls took part in speeches, a march and a rally in the state capital, before heading to an Iowa forum focused on minority communities. – Stephanie Saul
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/politics/democratic-candidates-mlk-day.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump on Virginia gun rally: Dems trying to take away 2nd Amendment rights – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/01/20/trump-on-virginia-gun-rally-dems-trying-to-take-away-2nd-amendment-rights/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thousands of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally in Virginia Event at state Capitol is peaceful, despite earlier concerns violence would break out – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-officials-on-guard-for-pro-gun-rally-in-richmond-11579516202

LGBTQ NATION
— Most of Trump’s impeachment lawyers have strong résumés (of anti-LGBTQ advocacy) The lawyers serving on Trump’s impeachment defense are pretty much a religious right dream team – with one, glaring exception. – John Gallagher 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/trumps-impeachment-defense-team-strong-resumes-anti-lgbtq-advocacy/

January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

January 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Women’s March Chicago draws thousands to Grant Park in support of women’s right and civil liberties (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/womens-march-chicago-brings-renewed-purpose-through-gallery-of-issues-/5860406/

NBC5
— Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March Demonstrations took place in Chicago and across the country to raise awareness of several issues
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/thousands-turn-out-for-chicago-womens-march/2203522/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Scenes from the 2020 Chicago Women’s March Thousands of women braved unfavorable weather Saturday to converge downtown with leaders including Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx and Toni Preckwinkle.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/18/21070962/2020-chicago-womens-march-photos

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘We cannot rest on our laurels,’ says Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Grant Park as another Women’s March Chicago is in the books after hiatus in 2019 – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-saturday-morning-20200117-flkr7wstu5ejtkbzfq6mn5ifeu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortage-forecast-20200118-ghjx5i73pffb7adlqy6u2t5nwi-story.html
— House outlines impeachment case, and Trump’s team has fiery response – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-impeachment-trial-arguments-20200118-5ijlq6wdyfew7oacrpjw2t77cy-story.html
— Deceased Republican operative’s gerrymander files posted online by estranged daughter: ‘Redistricting is one of the most profitable and businesslike investment(s) that the GOP can make’ – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-thomas-hofeller-gerrymandering-documents-20200118-n36mq3ld5zarfev6as6rpozehe-story.html
— Repeating: Democrats, it’s time for Madigan to go. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-democrats-michael-madigan-corruption-scandal-20200118-a6foyvt7lvcfpbnigl3ux7nzhi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/after-felony-convictions-elgin-man-now-has-chance-to-become-a-marijuana-craft-grower
— ‘We want change’: Hundreds rally in Geneva for Fox Valley Women’s March – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/we-want-change-hundreds-rally-in-geneva-for-fox-valley-womens-march

PEKIN TIMES
— Lightford, Harmon frontrunners to replace Cullerton as Senate president – Doug Finke 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200118/lightford-harmon-frontrunners-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president

HERALD & REVIEW
— What presidential candidates do Illinois delegates support? Here’s how it works.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/what-presidential-candidates-do-illinois-delegates-support-here-s-how/article_50768f55-5143-51c1-aa55-4a3714810d91.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Ethics Task Force Focuses on Lobbying – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Those who work against me talk and/or act like they are paid to do that.) 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297335#.XiOZ1CN_OM8

SOUTHERN
— Delegate votes in primaries can be ‘super important,’ party leader says – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/delegate-votes-in-primaries-can-be-super-important-party-leader/article_a0397c17-86d6-5a7f-b5cd-50af1b950329.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Central Illinois Republican & Democratic leaders split on progressive income tax plan – Darronté Matthews
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/central-illinois-republican-democratic-leaders-split-on-progressive-income-tax-plan/

WGLT
— Republican State Officials: Democrats Will Come After Middle Class With ‘Fair’ Income Tax – BREANNA GROW
https://www.wglt.org/post/republican-state-officials-democrats-will-come-after-middle-class-fair-income-tax#stream/0

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Homeowners Confederation Host Roundtable
https://www.nctv17.com/news/nap-homeowners-confederation-host-roundtable/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTIONS: Who promotes tattoos? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/emily-kempf-julia-campione-sema-graham-women-nonbinary-tattoo-artists/Content

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicagocrusader.com/acc-of-illinois-will-hold-a-dispensary-agent-hiring-and-training-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Denver Post columnist accuses newspaper of firing him for insisting ‘there are only two sexes’ Independence Institute president Jon Caldara had penned column since 2016 – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/fired-denver-post-columnist-says-he-was-canned-ins/
— Dems respect the Constitution only when it suits them Pelosi’s Constitution and rule of law – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/democrats-respect-the-us-constitution-only-when-it/
— Trump slams Virginia Gov. Northam for ‘very serious attack’ on 2nd Amendment ‘That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away’ – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/trump-says-second-amendment-under-very-serious-att/

BREITBART
— Populist Dick Durbin Says Donald Trump Betrays American Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/17/populist-dick-durbin-says-donald-trump-betrays-american-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/migrants-hoping-trump-loses-election/

NEWSMAX
— Anatomy of the GAO Trump Smear – Scot Faulkner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who side with the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 against me. I would focus on those who a) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/scotfaulkner/government-accountability-office-trump-report-ukraine/2020/01/17/id/950282/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegal Immigrants Are Gambling on Trump Losing Election So They Can Cross Border – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illegal-immigrants-are-gambling-on-trump-losing-election-so-they-can-cross-border/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrats, Libertarian, Green, or RINO, is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Impeachment: Salon Compares Republican Senators to Jim Crow Jury – P.J. Gladnick (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v.GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2020/01/17/impeachment-salon-compares-republican-senators-jim-crow-jury

LIVE ACTION
— New report shows Illinois has become ‘the abortion dumping ground of the Midwest’ – Kristi Burton Brown
https://www.liveaction.org/news/report-illinois-abortion-dumping-ground-midwest/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The GAO’s Report – RAMESH PONNURU
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-impeachment-gao-report-concludes-trump-administration-broke-law-in-freezing-aid-to-ukraine/

POLITICO
— Never Trumpers flame out Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/18/never-trump-2020-walsh-weld-100665

THE HILL
— Trump lawyers attack House impeachment as ‘brazen and unlawful’ effort to overturn 2016 results – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478942-trump-lawyers-attack-house-impeachment-as-brazen-and-unlawful-effort
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478945-democrats-file-brief-against-trump-the-founders-worst-nightmare

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/opinion/sunday/republicans-trump-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-say-senate-must-eliminate-the-threat-that-the-president-poses-to-americas-national-security/2020/01/18/c845ec04-3a03-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexican Forces Clash With Migrants at Border With Guatemala Government wants to stop caravan of 1500 people, mostly Hondurans, from entering Mexico as it tries to reach the U.S. – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-forces-clash-with-migrants-at-border-with-guatemala-11579387934

UNION JOURNAL
— Government Accountability Office Throws a Hail Mary to Undermine Trump – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/government-accountability-office-throws-a-hail-mary-to-undermine-trump/

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE
— Best path to a younger flock? Church asks older members to worship elsewhere – Bob Shaw (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.wctrib.com/lifestyle/faith/4871798-Best-path-to-a-younger-flock-Church-asks-older-members-to-worship-elsewhere

LOS ANGELES PROGRESSIVE
— How Discrimination Lawyers Assess Discrimination Cases (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the less likely that discrimination lawyers will represent you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present government employee, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.laprogressive.com/discrimination-cases/

January 18 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Crowds at Women’s March Chicago on Saturday expected to close parts of downtown to traffic; city plans warming buses for participants – Angie Leventis Lourgos (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
By ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-preview-20200117-vo5wwkcvczdornblvtvmejn6ie-story.html
— Why is Kim Foxx sticking taxpayers with a bill for her Jussie Smollett mess? – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-jussie-smollett-kim-foxx-kass-20200118-23bsbc3ipvhfbmvzxcfnbnrzom-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Let marijuana consumption ordinance go up in smoke The Chicago City Council doesn’t need to send more customers into tobacco shops. Focus instead on keeping the air clear and smoke free for all Chicagoans. – Joel Africk, Wilmette
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/18/21070661/marijuana-consumption-ordinance-delay-mayor-lori-lightfoot-suntimes-letters

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago doubling down on dangerous ‘securitized bonds’ The losers in Chicago’s bond scheme may end up being taxpayers, service recipients, public pensioners and everybody else except the muni bond community—bondholders, underwriters, bankers and lawyers. – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/chicago-doubling-down-dangerous-securitized-bonds

NBC5
— Significant Turnout Expected at Women’s March Despite Cold Temps in Chicago (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers will be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/significant-turnout-expected-at-womens-march-despite-cold-temps-in-chicago/2203417/

WBEZ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens. 
https://www.wbez.org/shows/reset/conditions-worsen-for-migrants-seeking-asylum-at-usmexico-border/1f1c8396-5d33-4eaf-bed9-8ca2137a0e3f

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers. To push pot on a person is to destroy that person.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/preckwinkle-skeptical-minorities-will-get-access-to-weed-biz

WQAD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wqad.com/2020/01/18/cities-in-the-qca-eligible-for-grants-funded-by-recreational-marijuana-taxes/

WGLT
— Sen. Bill Brady On Property Tax Relief And Making The Case Against A Graduated Income Tax – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/sen-bill-brady-property-tax-relief-and-making-case-against-graduated-income-tax#stream/0

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Senate GOP Leader Bill Brady said to have voiced private support for abortion funding, gun control legislation – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: If you do not defend and advance the Republican Party platform, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can will defend and advance their platform.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/523657795-senate-gop-leader-bill-brady-said-to-have-voiced-private-support-for-abortion-funding-gun-control-legislation

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis and Catalina Lauf Wrong on Lauren Underwood Record
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/18/il-14-jim-oberweis-and-catalina-lauf-wrong-on-lauren-underwood-record/ 
— Campaign Rape Cover-Up Ripples Keep Spreading
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/17/campaign-rape-ripples-keep-spreading/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Chicago Tribune: Shill for Human Slaughter
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-chicago-tribune-shill-for-human-slaughter/
— Marriage and the “Success Sequence” – Micah Clark (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I got married in 1978. They knew that my wife would give me even more reasons for living and even more motivation a) to pass the CPA examination on my first attempt like I did in 1979, b) earn a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul like I did in 1980, c) pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt like I did in 1981, and d) become a licensed CPA like I did in 1981. They knew that because of her salary, we could afford my suffering a $20,147/year (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO like I did in 1980.) 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/marriage-and-the-success-sequence/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illegal immigrants lying in wait for Trump to lose election – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/17/illegal-immigrants-lying-wait-trump-lose-election/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— With its dubious finding on impoundment, GAO passed the buck – Nathaniel Cogley
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/with-its-dubious-finding-on-impoundment-gao-passed-the-buck
— Democrats go to Mexico and blast Trump over border tent cities – Anna Giaritelli (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against America’s citizens.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/democrats-go-to-mexico-and-blast-trump-over-border-tent-cities
— ICE: New York City has declined 7,526 ‘detainers,’ murderers let go – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/ice-new-york-city-has-declined-7-526-detainers-murderers-let-go

GOPUSA
— In defense of Christian nationalism
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83119
— Georgetown students: America not the greatest country (DIERSEN: If not America is not the greatest country, why do so many come to America and stay in America?)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83116

AMERICAN THINKER
— The plight of the unwoke – Lynne Lechter (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being very woke. I should write a book about them. They paint me as being someone who has unfairly benefitted from my being White, male, Missouri Synod Lutheran, German American, conservative, Republican, American, raised in Crete, raised by a stay-at-home mother, having good health, having ancestors who have been in America for a long time, earning college degrees, earning professional certifications, earning a professional license, working for the federal government for almost 30 years, getting married, and not having children.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_plight_of_the_unwoke.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Urban slang defines a person being “woke” or “wokeness” as someone being cognizant of “social justice.” Social justice, in this worldview, encompasses racism, feminism, gender fluidity, inequality, and “undocumented visitors” (illegal aliens). The very word connotes a superior state of being in which any opposing opinion is perceived as a personal affront, or even attack, and triggers the necessity for safe spaces. Opposing viewpoints are bludgeoned on college campuses and in the mainstream media as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gun-toting, and Bible-thumping idiocies. Oh, the elitism — and blindness! The woke are really the unwoke — those with no sense of self-awareness of the hypocritical and self-aggrandizing images they actually project to the rest of us. Examples abound.)

BREITBART
— Two More Venues Cancel Michelle Malkin Lecture in Maine – TOM CICCOTTA
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/17/two-more-venues-cancel-michelle-malkin-lecture-in-maine/
— Seven Times the GAO Found the Obama Administration Violated Federal Law – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/seven-times-the-gao-found-the-obama-administration-violated-federal-law/
— Poll: 12-in-13 Black Americans Have Never Experienced Voter Suppression – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/17/poll-12-in-13-black-americans-have-never-experienced-voter-suppression/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Has Squeezed Two Terms’ Worth of Wins Into 3 Years as President – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/trump-economy-unemployment-foreign-policy/2020/01/17/id/950260/

TOWNHALL
— NowThis Isn’t Journalism – Adam Guillette
https://townhall.com/columnists/adamguillette/2020/01/18/now-this-isnt-journalism-n2559692
(FROM THE ARTICLE: NowThis and its allies are so desperate to smear President Donald Trump that they’re resorting to lies about the Holocaust. In one of the outlet’s latest propaganda pieces, NowThis sat down with a radical leftwing group of campus Jews and Palestinians and gave them an opportunity to promote their extremist views. While it’s nice to see Jews and Arabs sitting together in peace, the bloom comes off the rose when we learn that they have only come together to promote lies and hate. Perhaps the biggest lie perpetuated in the video occurred when one member of the group compared the plight of immigrants on the American border to that of Anne Frank.)

HOT AIR
— The Real “Marriage Story” Is A Lot Brighter Than Hollywood Is Letting On (DIERSEN: Many, if not most of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, and especially those who fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional family plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform, have never been married, are divorced, have serious marital problems, were not raised by a stay-at-home mother, have parents who are divorced, and/or are LGBTQers.) 
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/01/real-marriage-story-lot-brighter-hollywood-letting/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood launches $45 million campaign to defeat Trump ‘If they’ve got $45m laying around, why exactly do they need taxpayer dollars?’ – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/planned-parenthood-launches-45-million-push-against-trump-gop

THE HILL
— Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: ‘You are impeached forever’ – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Which of your “negatives” do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress about you? Mine stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress the adverse actions that my employers took against me. They stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), gun owner, German American, draft avoider, former union member, federal retiree, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478906-pelosi-offers-message-to-trump-on-bill-maher-show-you-are-impeached-forever

REUTERS
— Ahead of tinder box Virginia gun rally, Trump says Constitution under attack – Brad Brooks
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-rally/ahead-of-tinder-box-virginia-gun-rally-trump-says-constitution-under-attack-idUSKBN1ZH09W

NEW YORK TIMES
— For Shrinking Cities (including Decatur), an Aggressive Way to Dodge the Census Bullet Places where the population is declining know it could cost them money after the 2020 head count is taken. The solution: Expand their borders to add more residents. – Mitch Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/17/us/census-annexation-illinois.html
— Facebook Political Ads: Which States Are 2020 Democrats Betting On? – Nick Corasaniti and Quoctrung Bui
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/17/us/politics/democrats-political-facebook-ads.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Hannity and Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/17/hannity-previews-trumps-final-defense-so-what-if-hes-guilty/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Do Political Campaigns Change Voters’ Minds? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: What would be the pros and cons if GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails contained ads? Of course, I would only seek/accept ads that promoted a) planks the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform and b) conservative Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, political organizations, and companies.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/do-political-campaigns-change-voters-minds-11579282258
— Opinion: The GAO’s Legal Conclusion is Wrong
https://www.wsj.com/video/opinion-the-gao-legal-conclusion-is-wrong/70BCEB53-88B7-4BA6-9677-5EF7D6F67CC3.html
— New York Tries Again to Muzzle Pro-Life Groups The state’s new ‘boss bill’ defies the spirit of a 2018 Supreme Court ruling in favor of a pregnancy center. – Nicole Ault
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-tries-again-to-muzzle-pro-life-groups-11579304211
— ‘The Age of Entitlement’ Review: The Dividing Line The political tribalism of today has its roots in the debates and reforms of the 1960s. – Richard Aldous
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-age-of-entitlement-review-the-dividing-line-11579281287
— ‘Elderhood’ Review: The Way We Age Now   In 1900, the average life expectancy for an American was 46 years; these days it is 79. But what will those later years be like, and how should we make the most of them? – Joseph Epstein (DIERSEN: What do plan to do with your time and money when you retire? If you are retired already, what are you doing with your time and money? I spend 10+ hours each and every day and thousands of dollars each and every year putting together and sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails each and every morning and each and every evening free of charge and without any advertising.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/elderhood-review-the-way-we-age-now-11579281407
— Parenting Isn’t Over When Kids Grow Up With so many young adults still relying on parents for support, the challenge is how to help them without undermining their independence – Mark McConville (DIERSEN: My outstanding father died suddenly in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21 and my brother was 16. My outstanding mother never attended high school and had never worked outside of the home.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/parenting-isnt-over-when-kids-grow-up-11579323660
— After Stretch IRAs, What Retirement Breaks Could Congress Chop Next? A handful of proposals on limiting retirement tax breaks have been circulating in Washington for years – Laura Saunders
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-stretch-iras-what-retirement-breaks-could-congress-chop-next-11579257004
(FROM THE ARTICLE: • Require annual payouts from Roth IRAs. Current law requires annual withdrawals from traditional IRAs for savers who are age 72 and older, but it doesn’t require them for Roth IRA owners. Ed Slott, an IRA specialist and certified public accountant, says this proposal would take away one of the biggest draws of a Roth IRA, which is payout flexibility. He also worries that it could open the door to indirect taxes, in the same way that tax-free municipal-bond income is included when calculating Social Security taxes and Medicare premiums.)

SENTINEL SOURCE
— Smokers need not apply: Fairness of no-nicotine hiring policies questioned – Blake Farmer (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, smoking, pot, and/or LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who drank lots of booze and smoked a lot.)
https://www.sentinelsource.com/news/economy/smokers-need-not-apply-fairness-of-no-nicotine-hiring-policies/article_182fc306-2aea-5ae7-ad69-73d0a4b05a43.html

SCOUT SOMERVILLE
— OCTOBER 24, 2019 FLASHBACK: 2019 Candidate Survey: Councilor-At-Large (DIERSEN Questions to ask candidates: If elected, how would the following help you carry out your duties: a) your education, b) your political experience and work experience, c) your professional certifications and licenses, and d) length of time that you have lived in your municipality, township/county, county, and Illinois? What have you done and what will you do if elected to: a) discourage the sale and use of pot, b) discourage gambling, c) discourage the sale and drinking of booze, d) promote traditional marriage and the traditional family, e) promote homeownership, f) discourage abortion, g) discourage mass/illegal immigration, h) discourage diminution of First and Second Amendment rights, i) discourage patronage and political affiliation discrimination, j) discourage reverse discrimination, k) discourage age discrimination, l) encourage people to save for their retirement, m) discourage dependency on government, and n) discourage dependency on charity?) 
https://scoutsomerville.com/2019-candidate-survey-councilor-at-large/

NPR
— Is It Fair To Refuse To Hire People Who Use Nicotine? (DIERSEN: Most, if not virtually all of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote booze, gambling, smoking, pot, and/or LGBTQ activity. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government who drank lots of booze and smoked a lot.) 
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/01/09/794685174/u-hauls-nicotine-free-hiring-rule-reflects-a-trend-that-troubles-workers-advocat

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Who, Exactly, Makes Up the Democratic Base? – David Edward Burke (DIERSEN: From what I see, the Democratic base is anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2020/01/17/who-exactly-makes-up-the-democratic-base/

ATLANTIC
— Has the Women’s March Accomplished Anything? – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: The marches promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/01/womens-march-2020/605095/

FIVE THIRTY EIGHT
— Trump May Be Even More Unpopular Than His Approval Rating Shows – Peter K. Enns and Jonathon P. Schuldt (DIERSEN: Who are you unpopular with, that is, who despises/hates you? The following despise/hate me and despise/hate those who share my demographics: Those who despise/hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those who have more or less money than they do, past/present government employees, government retirees, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-may-be-even-more-unpopular-than-his-approval-rating-shows/

MEDIA MATTERS
— Reince Priebus says Trump lawyer is “very close to Laura Ingraham” and her show reflects his views Preibus: “If you want to know, kind of, where Pat [Cipollone]’s head is at, listen to Laura on Fox News”
https://www.mediamatters.org/trump-impeachment-inquiry/reince-priebus-says-trump-lawyer-very-close-laura-ingraham-and-her-show

JD SUPRA
— GAO Reminds Offerors that It’s Important to Substantiate Key Personnel’s Experience (DIERSEN: GAO wasted my experience. GAO audits IRS and many federal agencies including financial institution regulators. The Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s wasted the experience that I gained a) working for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year, b) working on audits on many federal agencies for almost 6 years 1980-1985 and 1989, c) working on audits of IRS for 3 years 1986-1988, d) working on audits of federal financial institution regulators for almost 9 years 1984 and 1990-1997, e) earning job-related professional certifications in 1979 and 1981, f) earning job-related graduate degrees in 1976, 1980, and 1997, and g) serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/gao-reminds-offerors-that-it-s-20604/

JERUSALEM POST
— Joe Biden mocks Donald Trump’s claim to speak against antisemitism – RON KAMPEAS (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who focused on turning my Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. They stressed that I was a) Republican, b) conservative, c) 100% German national origin , d) baptized, raised and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, e) a Crete resident 1948-1972, and f) a Wheaton resident since 1978.) 
https://www.jpost.com/American-Politics/Biden-mocks-Trumps-claim-to-speak-against-antisemitism-614519

January 17 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 15 Morning Edition

CBS2
— Lottery Sales Sink As Other Gambling Options Take Off – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/14/lottery-sales-sink-as-other-gambling-options-take-off/

WBEZ
— Number Of Social Workers Growing In Chicago Public Schools – Sarah Karp
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/number-of-social-workers-growing-in-chicago-public-schools/cc943f11-b73b-4d52-95c5-46d3ac9f9f03
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wbez.org/shows/reset/what-you-need-to-know-about-traveling-with-pot-in-illinois/65400514-4ba6-4cb9-811b-78a44b80124c

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Aldermen fear setting aside contracts for gay-owned businesses could lead to fraud, fewer contracts for people of color The City Council signed off on a study of the idea proposed by Chicago’s first openly-gay mayor. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: The more preference that is given to LGBTQers, the more people that will claim to be LGBTQers.) (WIREPOINTS: If set-asides are extended to gays, only 13.6% of Chicago’s population would be left without access to a set-aside – straight, white, males with no handicap, as we detailed earlier. In other words, over 86% of Chicagoans would be entitled to preferential treatment when bidding for city contracts. Maybe it would be easier just to designate the small minority that gets no preference.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/14/21066024/gay-lgbtbe-contracts-set-aside-chicago-city-council
— ICE can deputize Chicago police as ‘customs officers,’ worrying advocates Police officials say the agreement is to combat anti-terrorism and gang violence but some activists aren’t buying it. – Carlos Ballesteros and Manny Ramos 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/14/21064084/ice-cpd-homeland-security-investigations-cooperation-sanctuary-city-welcoming

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mike Madigan squashes legislative probe of that email about a rape. If he were a Republican, he’d be gone – John Kass (WIREPOINTS: If Madigan were a Republican, his opponents may have likely invoked House Rule 91, to form a legislative commission to examine charges of obstruction of the legislature. Why? Because Madigan just squashed a legislative investigation of Michael McClain, his closest confidant and a retired lobbyist who’s under a federal criminal investigation. That legislative inquiry would have examined McClain’s email defending a politically connected worker who “kept his mouth shut” about “that rape in Champaign.”)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-michael-madigan-illinois-kass-20200115-csuxpsbpdfcejm4seg7dkjbfzu-story.html
— Mike Bloomberg spends nearly $4.4 million on TV ads in Chicago since launching latecomer presidential bid in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-bloomberg-chicago-tv-spend-20200115-w6slzdjnvzafhklhyc2ij5n66i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-north-aurora-marijuana-sales-st-0115-20200114-snb6fawn5zfe5hc3lol4ubxz6y-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-legal-weed-social-equity-20200115-stlbeom3gfgk3hpo6vddraez4e-story.html (FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD)
— Hey, stop telling us which Democratic candidate is ‘electable’ – Mary Schmich (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-candidates-electability-20200115-lco5qnxanbfyxksr2sk36j7txm-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200114/illinois-student-activist-remembered-as-trailblazer-for-lgbtq-issues

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL
— Donald Trump in Milwaukee: ‘We must devote everything we have toward victory’ – Mitchell Schmidt (DIERSEN: So far, what have the following devoted toward maximizing the Republican turnout for the March 17 primary: the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county organization, and your Republican township/ward organization? Are election headquarters open?) 
https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/donald-trump-in-milwaukee-we-must-devote-everything-we-have/article_4446d127-d7db-505e-ae62-c5413d9cffbe.html

MILWAUKEE INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters.
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/featured/trump-milwaukee-visual-context-outcast-among-kind/

CLINTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.clintonherald.com/news/fulton-s-dispensary-preparing-for-recreational-pot-sales/article_636acacc-36ff-11ea-a2f2-33eb237d0e55.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— AS POT PUSHERS EVER-INCREASINGLY PUSH POT ON EVERYONE: Police have sobriety tests ready if pulled over for driving while high – Ryan Risky
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/local-news/police-have-sobriety-tests-ready-if-pulled-over-for-driving-while-high/

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Legalizing pot dramatically increases the black market for pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/how-have-other-states-dealt-with-the-marijuana-black-market-after-legalization

CENTER SQUARE
— Report recommends Illinois schools drop ‘prom queen’ to be more inclusive – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/report-recommends-illinois-schools-drop-prom-queen-to-be-more/article_c3757210-3712-11ea-8040-efc8d0c8a132.html

ONE ILLINOIS
— Once a senior, always a senior Pritzker signs bill extending Senior Homestead Exemption ahead of next property-tax bill – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2020/1/14/once-a-senior-always-a-senior

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: One Week Before Debate and Healthcare Looms Large in Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/il-14-one-week-before-debate-and-healthcare-looms-large-in-election/ 
— McHenry Township’s Compound
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/15/139697/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Lieutenant Colonel Pritzker Rejects His Sex and Political Affiliation – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/lieutenant-colonel-pritzker-rejects-his-sex-and-political-affiliation/

BREITBART
— Royals Feared Meghan Markle Would Brand Family ‘Racist and Sexist’ – JACK MONTGOMERY (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who are White, male, and/or older who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who talk and/or act like they fear Democrats branding them as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, or even worse things. I would focus on those who a) discourage me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) discourage everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/01/15/royals-feared-meghan-markle-would-brand-family-racist-sexist/
— ‘Dreamers’ Protest Against Joe Biden Outside Democrat Debate in Iowa – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/dreamers-protest-against-joe-biden-outside-democrat-debate/
— Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims Blue-Collar Americans Getting ‘Clobbered’ – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/14/fact-check-joe-biden-claims-working-class-is-being-clobbered/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Staffer: Kill Political Opponents, Burn People In Streets, Cops To Be ‘Beaten’ If Bernie Loses – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-bernie-staffer-kill-political-opponents-burn-people-in-streets-cops-to-be-beaten-if-bernie-loses

TOWNHALL
— Stop With the Silly ‘Centrist’ Labels for Democrats – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://townhall.com/columnists/brentbozellandtimgraham/2020/01/15/stop-with-the-silly-centrist-labels-for-democrats-n2559520

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— Immigrant Tried to Beat 79-Year-Old Man to Death in Chicago, ICE Wanted Him, Dems Let Him Go – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/2020/01/immigrant-assaulted-79-year-old-man-chicago-ice-daniel-greenfield/

FOX BUSINESS
— Bloomberg dropped almost $2M on Facebook ads last week, more than any 2020 candidate – Megan Henney
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bloomberg-dropped-almost-2m-facebook-133927404.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Plot to Politicize Banking Liberal lawmakers and activists want banks to lend to favored groups and deny the ‘undesirables.’ – Phil Gramm and Michael Solon (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more undesirable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-plot-to-politicize-banking-11579046350
— Considering a New Job? Beware a Culture Misfit Not vetting the values of a prospective employer can lead to an early exit, but there are ways to do your homework – Joann S. Lublin (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton, the more of the following that you are, the more that you are treated as being a cultural misfit: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/considering-a-new-job-beware-a-culture-misfit-11579084201
— Cities Offer Free Buses in Bid to Boost Flagging Ridership While national rider numbers have been declining, Lawrence, Mass., saw them jump about 24% on routes where it ceased charging fares – Jon Kamp (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who hint/imply/argue/shout that they have never stooped to take public transportation and that they never will. I took public transportation a lot during the last 6 months of 1971 and then 1973-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cities-waive-bus-fares-in-bid-to-boost-ridership-11579007895

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleefowlkes/2020/01/15/if-the-state-of-illinois-can-get-this-right-so-can-your-organization/

UNION LEADER
— Banning trans students as female athletes sparks debate – Kevin Landrigan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at women a) that men have an unfair advantage over women because men cannot get pregnant and b) that those who do not have dependents have an unfair advantage over who have dependents. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who are White, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, citizens of America, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have an unfair advantage over those who are minority, younger, non-healthy, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-citizen, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more education, more professional certifications, and more professional licenses have an unfair advantage over those who earn less education, fewer professional certifications, and fewer professional licenses and b) those who acquire more work experience have an unfair advantage over those who acquire less work experience. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more money have an unfair advantage over those who earn less money and b) those who save for their retirement have an unfair advantage over those who do not save for their retirement.) 
https://www.unionleader.com/news/education/banning-trans-students-as-female-athletes-sparks-debate/article_d1998ea1-a1b9-5ba4-a48d-51a2aa01b910.html

KTVZ
— Oregon lawmakers to tackle age discrimination in workplace – Eric Tegethoff (DIERSEN: It would be great if Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton formed such task forces and appointed me to them.)
https://ktvz.com/news/2020/01/14/oregon-lawmakers-to-tackle-age-discrimination-in-workplace/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Creating an age-discrimination task force will be a priority during the Oregon Legislature’s short session next month. The discussion on how to address the issue started in the 2019 session, after a 2018 AARP survey found three in five older workers in the state have seen or experienced age discrimination. According to the Oregon Bureau of Labor Industries, more than 2,500 age discrimination claims have been filed with the agency in the past decade. AARP Oregon State Director Ruby Haughton-Pitts said older workers are a valuable part of the labor force, especially with the state’s historically low unemployment numbers. “How can we have a broad enough discussion that actually creates a viable workforce for the future in our state,” she said, “and doesn’t X people out just because you see when they graduated from college or high school or whatever, but says, ‘This person has good skills; I need to take a look at them.'”)

FORTUNE
— Facebook Criticized For Deleting Posts Supporting Iranian General Killed By U.S. – Alyssa Newcomb
https://fortune.com/2020/01/14/facebook-criticized-iranian-general/

FORBES
— ‘Long Overdue’ Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Advances From Committee – Erin Spencer (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted at women a) that men have an unfair advantage over women because men cannot get pregnant and b) that those who do not have dependents have an unfair advantage over who have dependents. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who are White, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, citizens of America, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time have an unfair advantage over those who are minority, younger, non-healthy, LGBTQ, not married, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, non-citizen, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more education, more professional certifications, and more professional licenses have an unfair advantage over those who earn less education, fewer professional certifications, and fewer professional licenses and b) those who acquire more work experience have an unfair advantage over those who acquire less work experience. Further, they hint/imply/argue/shout at everyone that a) those who earn more money have an unfair advantage over those who earn less money and b) those who save for their retirement have an unfair advantage over those who do not save for their retirement.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erinspencer1/2020/01/14/long-overdue-pregnant-workers-fairness-act-advances-from-committee/#1edbeb3043d1

MOTLEY FOOL
— The Worst-Case Scenario for Facebook’s Political Ad Controversy In an election year, Facebook’s policy on political ads will likely come under more scrutiny, but how much could the controversy cost the social media giant?
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/14/the-worst-case-scenario-for-facebooks-political-ad.aspx

360 LAW
— College Hit With $300K Verdict For Forcing Teacher To Retire (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you are a “bad employee” who should be gotten rid of if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and the Democrats who run the federal government do not promote you to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.law360.com/employment/articles/1233686/college-hit-with-300k-verdict-for-forcing-teacher-to-retire

January 14 Evening Edition

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Trump live in Milwaukee
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/01/14/trump-rally-milwaukee-first-2020-wisconsin-visit-during-impeachment-iran/4454538002/

ABC7
— Donald Trump supporters line up 26 hours early for Wisconsin campaign rally
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-supporters-line-up-overnight-for-milwaukee-rally/5849494/

NBC5
— Supporters Started Lining Up More Than 24 Hours Before Trump’s Milwaukee Rally The rally takes place just down the street from where Democrats will gather to nominate his opponent later this year
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/supporters-started-lining-up-more-than-24-hours-before-trumps-milwaukee-rally/2201312/

CBS2
— Enthusiastic Crowd Lines Up Hours Ahead Of Time For President Trump’s Rally In Milwaukee – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/14/enthusiastic-crowd-lines-up-hours-ahead-of-time-for-president-trumps-rally-in-milwaukee/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/14/21065412/cresco-labs-marijuana-workers-joliet-union-vote-ufcw
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/14/21065857/cannabis-cafes-recreational-marijuana-weed-chocolate-edibles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21064646/illinois-legal-weed-sales-totals-2020
— County Finance Committee set to approve $165K settlement in ‘political discrimination’ case Jeannette Soto says then Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough and Erwin Acox Jr., who was the chief of human resources at the time, discriminated against her politically. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO etc. discriminate against Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican etc.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/14/21059078/county-finance-committee-settlement-political-discrimination-case-acox-yarbrough-shakman
— Pritzker calls on McClain to stop chuckling and start cooperating — with the feds Pritkzer said the email is “emblematic of a culture that has been poisonous in Springfield for far too long.” He said covering up a crime — such as the alleged rape and ghost payrolling — and using it as a political weapon is “disgusting.” – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/14/21066049/pritzker-mcclain-chuckling-cooperation-feds-madigan-email-rape-champaign
— Why people clutch their wallets when an Illinois legislator walks up the street Who would have guessed that a lawmaker who resigns can award himself a little “exit bonus” by quitting on the first day of a month but collecting a paycheck for the whole month? – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/14/21065831/illinois-general-assembly-susana-mendoza-sun-times-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— End the cover-ups in the Illinois General Assembly – DAVID MCSWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-general-assembly-ispector-general-ethics-mcsweeney-20200114-zzagx6aazbbtfp4nmbscw3fzqq-story.html
— Objections thin ranks of south suburban primary candidates, though some races remain crowded – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-petition-objection-outcomes-st-0115-20200114-pwjivb2di5bzxkjn3duogutcna-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Sooner or later, the Democrats and RINOs who run your municipality will follow Evanston’s lead and force you to either pay or receive reparations. From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more reparations that they will force you to pay: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-reparations-subcommittee-members-tl-0116-20200114-tbb4pkdhlbcrlhv3l7b6s7k73y-story.html
— Lightfoot-backed study to look at possible set-asides for gay-, transgender-owned Chicago businesses advances – JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats who run Chicago officially banish all individuals, all organizations, and all companies that to not promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-gay-owned-business-city-contracts-study-20200114-6am6wy3os5b2bclxn367jpuwcm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if elected, they will use government to get rid of all individuals, all organizations, all companies, all governments, and all countries that to not promote LGBTQ activity, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-democrats-candidates-cory-booker-page-20200114-xf6gzbsj3jhg5opuc42ng6j2aq-story.html
— Suicide awareness forum focuses on pressure Naperville high school students feel, warning signs; ‘The pressure is brutal’ – KELLI DUNCAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-suicide-forum-naperville-st-0115-20200114-ps6hccmh4nad3e4dpj6ql2k2iq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage, towns trying to reach deal for new field court in Woodridge – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200114/dupage-towns-trying-to-reach-deal-for-new-field-court-in-woodridge
— Indiana House backs abolishing all township assessor offices – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200114/news/301149876/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: I would not want to work for, work with, or supervise anyone who uses pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/how-workers-and-employers-are-navigating-legal-cannabis-in-illinois/article_b30e511d-bc7a-5133-bf38-536132578cd0.html

WILL & WCLO & STATELINE & MDJ ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/the-similarities-between-marijuana-and-alcohol-prohibition
https://www.wclo.com/2020/01/14/illinois-pot-sales-popular/
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/rockford-eligible-for-grants-funded-by-marijuana-sales/
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/a-quarter-of-every-dollar-taxed-on-recreational-weed-in/video_70538f35-852f-5a58-8e14-7828455f33dc.html

WIFR
— Medical experts caution misuse of medical cannabis – Hope Salman
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Medical-experts-caution-misuse-of-medical-cannabis–566974861.html

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Why Illinois Is Pumping Millions Into the Census With funding and congressional seats at stake, the state is taking extreme measures to get a full count. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/February-2020/Illinois-Census/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/14/why-is-legal-weed-so-expensive-low-supply-high-demand-and-big-tax-driving-chicagos-pricey-pot/
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/14/new-north-center-boutique-wants-to-be-a-less-intimidating-spot-to-buy-your-first-weed-pipe/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Skillicorn Holding Four Town Hall Meetings Starting This Saturday in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/skillicorn-holding-four-town-hall-meetings-starting-this-saturday-in-crystal-lake/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Releases “Isn’t it Frustrating” Video/Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/il-14-ted-gradel-releases-isnt-it-frustrating-video-ad/ 
— Ripples from Mike McClain Rape Cover-Up Email Continue to Spread
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/ripples-from-mike-mcclain-rape-cover-up-email-continue-to-spread/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Interviewed by The Resurgent
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/il-14-catalina-lauf-interviewed-by-the-resurgent/ 
— Regional Superintendent of Education Referendum Remains on Ballot, Appeal Promised
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/regional-superintendent-of-education-referendum-remains-on-ballot-appeal-promised/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Project Veritas: Sanders staffer says ‘cities burn’ if Trump reelected, predicts violence at DNC Hidden-camera footage shows field organizer praising Soviet-style gulags – Valerie Richardson 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/project-veritas-sanders-staffer-says-cities-burn-i/
— Questions of racism linger as Harry, Meghan step back – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/questions-of-racism-linger-as-harry-meghan-step-ba/
— Why the liberal media love for Sanders and Biden? Crazy Bernie and lunch-bucket Joe have a better chance against Trump than Pocahontas or Mayor Pete – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/14/why-the-liberal-media-love-for-bernie-sanders-and-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/illegal-immigrant-crossings-fall-78-once-overcrowded-cells-are-empty
— Liberal elites’ secret weapon is conservative family values – Timothy P. Carney
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/liberal-elites-secret-weapon-is-conservative-family-values

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— In The Coming Crisis, Bad Bureaucrats Will Be The First To Go Americans know they aren’t getting results, and running out of money will only drive the point home. – LEWIS M. ANDREWS (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, you are a “bad bureaucrat” if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and the Democrats who run the federal government do not promote you to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-the-coming-crisis-bad-bureaucrats-will-be-the-first-to-go/

BREITBART
— Arizona State University Prof: Shut Down Trump’s Twitter Account to Fight ‘Hate Speech’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want to shut down my GOPUSA ILLINOIS email to fight Republican losses. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/14/arizona-state-university-prof-shut-down-trumps-twitter-account-to-fight-hate-speech/
— Jill Biden: Let Asylum Seekers In; Fill Empty Rural American Communities – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/jill-biden-let-asylum-seekers-in-fill-empty-rural-american-communities/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Staff: Free Education About Indoctrinating People, Gulags Not Bad, Cities Burn If Trump Wins – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bernie-staff-free-education-about-indoctrinating-people-gulags-not-bad-cities-burn-if-trump-wins
— Jailbreak: House Democrats Call To Release All Transgender ICE Detainees – Josh Hammer
https://www.dailywire.com/news/jailbreak-house-democrats-call-to-release-all-transgender-ice-detainees

NEWSMAX
— Stop the Federal Discrimination Fishing Expedition – Dr. Michael Busler, Ph.D. (DIERSEN: According to Democrats and RINOs, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, and you do not make the following promotion deadlines, it is because you are a bad employee and if you are Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran, and you do not make the following promotion deadlines, it is because you were discriminated against: GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/drmichaelbuslerphd/stop-federal-discrimination-fishing/2020/01/14/id/949677/

FEDERALIST
— Angry Leftists Try To Cancel Vince Vaughn For Shaking Donald Trump’s Hand – Chrissy Clark (DIERSEN: Who cancels you? I should write a book about those who cancel me. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, etc. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/14/angry-leftists-try-to-cancel-vince-vaughn-for-shaking-donald-trumps-hand/

EPOCH TIMES
— Sanders Field Organizer Advocates Violent Revolution, Gulags for Trump Supporters, Liberals, in Undercover Videos – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sanders-field-organizer-advocates-violent-revolution-gulags-for-trump-supporters-liberals-in-undercover-videos_3203763.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Jenna Lewis, Trump’s new legal adviser, has a long history of attacks on LGBTQ community and Islam – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-jenna-lewis-advisor-trump-campaign-anti-lgbtq-islam-fox-news-20200114-4qoulen2nncxbpwmin4wswy6ji-story.html

FORBES
— Fed Continues To Disregard Rules When Putting Forth Its Own Rules – John Berlau
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnberlau/2020/01/14/fed-continues-to-disregard-rules-when-putting-forth-its-own-rules/#3ce1811f1f45

NARFE
— Tell Your Representative to Stop Shortchanging Retirees (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the purchasing power of my Civil Service Retirement System pension and my Social Security diminishes because real inflation is far greater than COLAs.) 
https://www.narfe.org/communications/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&ID=4679

(FROM THE POSTING: Are you tired of the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) not keeping pace with the increased costs you’re experiencing? Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center today to send a message to your Representative urging him or her to support the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, H.R. 1553. The bill would replace the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) with the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) to ensure more accurate annual COLAs for seniors. Currently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) uses the CPI-W index to measure COLAs, but it does not accurately reflect the purchasing patterns of seniors who spend larger portions of their budgets on medicine, health care, shelter and other goods and services specific to their needs. Switching to the CPI-E would better account for seniors’ spending habits, resulting in more accurate COLAs. The CPI-W shortchanges retired federal retirees, veterans and all seniors who depend on Social Security for much-needed retirement income. Millions of seniors living on fixed incomes rely on every dollar to see them through retirement, and the antiquated CPI-W cuts deeply into their earned retirement income and jeopardizes their long-term financial security)

January 14 Morning Edition

WEEK
— Quincy Media, Inc. launches Illinois Capitol Bureau (DIERSEN: How many government and political news and commentary articles of interest to Illinois Republicans do the following bring to your attention each day, each week, each month, and each year: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Because the aforesaid bring so few articles to your attention, I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://week.com/2020/01/13/quincy-media-inc-launches-illinois-capitol-bureau/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Understanding the enormous importance of the actions of Illinois state government, Quincy Media, Inc. (QMI) has launched a year-round, fully-staffed, Illinois Capitol Bureau. The bureau provides content to Quincy Media’s six broadcast and digital operations in the state.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot wants to spend nearly $19 million on new Chicago touchscreen voting machines before March primary election – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-new-voting-machines-march-primary-20200113-7axczfjcufdulhppbjd4thhyi4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-shortage-warning-20200113-peke3zrogfh5jbz3g3pe4akwaa-story.html
— Trump’s fate rests with Mitch McConnell in impeachment trial – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-mitch-mcconell-impeachment-20200114-r73lcy5j4bb5to743ktugxwt24-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-makes-first-endorsement-illinois-house
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-slumped-second-week

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois abortion foes ask U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/illinois-abortion-foes-ask-us-supreme-court-to-reconsider-roe-v-wade
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated actions by isolated individuals to paint Naperville as being full of racists who are Republican.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/civil-rights-activists-urge-naperville-students-to-overcome-hate-after-racist-post

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pritzker hopes to drive even more Republicans out of Illinois in 2020, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200114/pritzker-hopes-to-build-on-1st-year-accomplishments

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/state-s-take-on-pot-sales/article_043d450d-6ef5-56e1-8f49-b9d178808ea2.html

KMOX
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: Nearly 500,000 people have bought $19.7 million of legal marijuana in Illinois this year
https://kmox.radio.com/media/audio-channel/nearly-500000-people-have-bought-197-million-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois-this

WIFR
— Cabello files bill to repeal Foid Card Act
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Cabello-files-bill-to-repeal-Foid-Card-Act-566962871.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Marijuana-Munchies-draws-a-new-crowd-to-restaurants-but-not-everywhere-566962741.html

BETTER GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
— How Do You Undo a System That Rewards ‘Loyalty’ Over Public Service? – David Greising (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. 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 paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.bettergov.org/news/greising-how-do-you-undo-a-system-that-rewards-loyalty-over-public-service/

WIREPOINTS
— Why an aging and shrinking Illinois is a threat to public sector pensions – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/why-an-aging-and-shrinking-illinois-is-a-threat-to-public-sector-pensions/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Internet Petition Started Asking for Carlos Acosta’s Resignation from County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/internet-petition-started-asking-for-carlos-acostas-resignation-from-county-board/ 
— Skillicorn Pushes Oberweis Fundraiser Today in Huntley
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/14/skillicorn-pushes-oberweis-fundraiser-today-in-huntley/ 
— Redistributing Pot Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/13/redistributing-pot-taxes/ 
— County Lobbying Group Tells of Its Impact on Democrats Draft
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/13/county-lobbying-group-tells-of-its-impact-on-democrats-draft/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump and Melania greeted with roaring applause at college football national championship game – Madison Dibble
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/president-and-first-lady-greeted-with-roaring-applause-at-college-football-national-championship-game

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Sanders Refused to Condemn Farrakhan Official’s Anti-Semitic Screed – Adam Kredo
https://freebeacon.com/politics/sanders-refused-to-condemn-farrakhan-officials-anti-semitic-screed/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Progressives sure do admire the Iranian terror regime, don’t they? – Michael Bertolone
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/progressives_sure_do_admire_the_iranian_terror_regime_dont_they.html

BREITBART
— Project Veritas: Bernie Sanders Field Organizer Suggests Gulags to Help ‘Nazified’ Trump Voters – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/project-veritas-bernie-sanders-field-organizer-suggests-gulags-to-help-nazified-trump-voters/

BREITBART
— Franklin Graham: Dems Hate Trump Because He Hasn’t ‘Bowed Down’ to Them – THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/14/franklin-graham-dems-hate-trump-because-he-hasnt-bowed-down-to-them/
— CNN criticized President Donald Trump on Tuesday for retweeting what it called a “doctored” image of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in “Muslim attire” in front of an Iranian flag. – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to almost 354,900 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. Since 2004, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have criticized those emails and hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I include links in those emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of those almost 354,900 articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/01/14/cnn-attacks-trump-for-doctored-image-of-schumer-and-pelosi-in-muslim-attire/

POLITICO
— Bloomberg’s campaign snowballs to 1,000 staffers and counting An aide said the behemoth organization will “continue to grow in the weeks and months to come.” – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/14/bloomberg-staffers-2020-098185
— MARCH/APRIL 2018 FLASHBACK: ‘I Need Loyalty’ To hear him talk, it’s Trump’s favorite quality in other humans. But it’s unclear what that word means to him. – MICHAEL KRUSE (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. 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 paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/06/donald-trump-loyalty-staff-217227

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Republicans to dump Trump. Who wants others to dump you? Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs want the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC), Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois to dump me. Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs crow that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, WCC Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/478123-scarborough-to-gop-what-job-is-worth-selling-your-political-soul-over
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “17 percent of Republicans support Trump impeachment, removal from office.”
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/478029-poll-17-percent-of-republicans-support-trump-impeachment-removal-from-office

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook Loves to Pass the Buck Most of us fear that the company will continue to take a hands-off approach to policing its platform. And that’s exactly what it plans to do. – Kara Swisher (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party to police me and to police my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. They want the aforesaid to force me a) to promote their candidates and b) to destroy the other candidates. I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidates and b) to destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/13/opinion/facebook-political-ads-lies.html
— DECEMBER 21, 2019 FLASHBACK: Fear and Loyalty: How Donald Trump Took Over the Republican Party The president demands complete fealty, and as the impeachment hearings showed, he has largely attained it. To cross him is to risk losing a future in the Republican Party. – Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents a) demand blind loyalty, b) protect/promote those who give them blind loyalty, and c) destroy those who do not give them blind loyalty. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on past and present leaders of a) Milton Township Republican Organization, b) DuPage County Republican Central Committee, c) Illinois Republican Party, d) Wheaton, e) Milton Township, f) DuPage County, and g) Illinois. 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 paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/21/us/politics/trump-impeachment-republicans.html

JD SUPRA
— Employers Should Be Aware of Where They Advertise – Social Media Platforms are Being Scrutinized (DIERSEN: From what I see, in Illinois, ever-increasingly, employers want to hire, retain, and promote those who are young, minority, and/or female, and especially those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/employers-should-be-aware-of-where-they-48201/

ATLANTIC
— JULY 2019 FLASHBACK: Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think Here’s how to make the most of it. – Arthur C. Brooks (DIERSEN: According to my Democrat superiors in the federal government, if you are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran, your professional decline begins when you are 25 if you do not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) and gets worse if you do not make GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and up-or-out.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/work-peak-professional-decline/590650/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Duckworth Visits Illinois Marijuana Dispensary To Talk Social Equity And Banking – Kyle Jaeger (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those in law enforcement as being racists.) 
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/u-s-senator-visits-illinois-marijuana-dispensary-to-talk-social-equity-and-banking/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: “People of color have been disproportionally arrested and incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses for decades, and I’m proud Illinois is working to make legalization of recreational cannabis equitable for all,” Duckworth said in a press release. “I’ll keep working with these local leaders to make sure equity and justice are at the forefront of this process.”)