February 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan replacement Edward Guerra Kodatt resigns after only 3 days, Angelica Guerrero Cuellar nominated as new successor – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-replacement-edward-kodatt-resigns-after-only-3-days/10367048/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pro-Trump candidate Catalina Lauf announces plans to challenge one of the former president’s Republican critics, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-catalina-lauf-challenge-kinzinger-congress-16th-district-20210224-rohj5knnhvfknnxxdjslqzzkny-story.html
— Madigan’s successor resigns after 3 days, still eligible for month’s pay | Lightfoot caught cussing on hot mic during City Council meeting | Pro-Trump Republican launches bid to unseat Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauf-kinzinger-trump-madigan-kodatt-lightfoot-hot-mic-spin-20210225-pld36jnfxngsxkgdhgwpgojgza-story.html
— Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor in state House resigns just three days after being installed – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Only in Illinois: Two days of ‘work’ and $5,788 possible for ousted Madigan replacement – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-madigan-20210224-gv7ew5xvfzgcxo2vsvsuial3qe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Welch sidesteps ‘inner-party squabbles’ over state Democratic post, but OK with Madigan seat appointment process. Welch, who was chosen to succeed Madigan as speaker last month, discussed Kodatt’s sudden resignation and other issues Wednesday during a livestreamed event. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/24/22299826/speaker-emanuel-chris-welch-madigan-kodatt-kelly-castro-harris-graduated-income-tax
— Lightfoot caught on a hot mic again — this time, using profanity during City Council meeting. As Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez concluded remarks on a Black History Month resolution, Lightfoot can be heard muttering, “You’ve got to be f—ing kidding me.” Lightfoot quickly texted Sanchez, telling her the profane remark had nothing to do with what the alderman was saying. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/24/22299608/lightfoot-chicago-city-council-meeting-hot-mic-comments-black-history-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez

DAILY HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary
— Madigan’s successor resigns amid ‘questionable conduct’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/madigans-successor-resigns-amid-questionable-conduct
— Schaumburg GOP to host forum for township, library candidates Feb. 27
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/schaumburg-gop-to-host-forum-for-township-library-candidates-feb-27
— Cronin: DuPage’s vaccine allotment ‘completely and totally inadequate’ – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210223/cronin-dupages-vaccine-allotment-completely-and-totally-inadequate
— Wheaton League of Women Voters hosts outdoor voter registration events in March – Mary Pritchard
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210224/wheaton-league-of-women-voters-hosts-outdoor-voter-registration-events-in-march

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Hopefuls Open To Marijuana Sales And Gambling. City Council candidates give their views on the issues during a forum. – David Giuliani
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-hopefuls-open-marijuana-sales-gambling

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Assessor Alan Zielinski Trounced by Republican Party-Endorsed Opponent Terra De Baltz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/grafton-township-assessor-alan-zielinski-trounced-by-republican-party-endorsed-opponent-terra-de-baltz/
— Lesperance Retains Nunda Township Road Commissioner Position, Parrish Coalition Captures Control of Township Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/lesperance-retains-nunda-township-road-commissioner-position-parrish-coalition-captures-control-of-township-board/
— Randy Funk Next Algonquin Township Supervisor, Danijela Sandberg Moves to April Contest for Road Commissioner against Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/randy-funk-next-algonquin-township-supervisor-danijela-sandberg-moves-to-april-contest-for-road-commissioner-against-derek-lee-bob-millers-son-in-law/
— A Quote about Politicians Who Get Rich in Office from Harry Truman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/message-of-the-day-a-quote-6/
— What Is Not Taught During Black History Month
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/what-is-not-taught-during-black-history-month/
— Madigan’s Bizarre Mistake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/message-of-the-day-bizarre/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois HFS teaching Unconscious Bias, Microaggression, Microinequities, Microinsults, Microassaults, Microinvalidations. – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/illinois-hfs-teaching-unconscious-bias-microaggression-microinequities-microinsults-microassaults-microinvalidations/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CATALINA LAUF ANNOUNCES BID TO OUST KINZINGER, SAYING TRUMP WILL BACK HER WITH $2M
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/catalina-lauf-announces-bid-to-oust-kinzinger-saying-trump-will-back-her-with-2m.html
— REP. HALBROOK: COLD TEMPERATURES EXPOSE VULNERABILITIES IN WIND ENERGY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rep-halbrook-cold-temperatures-expose-vulnerabilities-in-wind-energy.html
— THEY WANT TO FORCE COVID SHOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/they-want-to-force-covid-shots.html
— THORNER: WORLD’S DEADLIEST VIRUS ISN’T COVID, IT’S COMMUNISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-worlds-deadliest-virus-isnt-covid-its-communism-.html
— INDIANA ELIMINATES LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/indiana-eliminates-license-to-carry-handgun.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? HEADING TO CPAC 2021
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/wheres-weyermuller-heading-to-cpac-2021-.html
— BAILEY LAUNCHES GUBERNATORIAL BID WITH BUS TOUR; SPEAKS TO IR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/bailey-launches-gubernatorial-bid-with-bus-tour-speaks-to-ir-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases; 44 additional deaths; 1,511 hospitalized; 338 in ICU; 2.6 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 55,947 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/2022-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-44-additional-deaths-1511-hospitalized-338-in-icu-26-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55947-average-daily-dosess/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Turley slams Dems’ ‘slippery slope toward censorship’ of conservative outlets – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/jonathan-turley-slams-dems-slippery-slope-toward-c/

CNS NEWS
— How the Left Has Weaponized Charges of ‘Misinformation’ to Quash Dissent – Ben Shapiro
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ben-shapiro/ben-shapiro-how-left-has-weaponized-charges-misinformation-quash-dissent

DAILY CALLER
— Michigan GOP Censures Fred Upton For Voting To Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Spot – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/24/michigan-gop-censured-rep-upton-remove-rep-greene-committee/

FEDERALIST
— Senate Hearing On The Capitol Riot Exonerated Trump. Tuesday’s testimony made perfectly clear that Donald Trump did not incite the Capitol riot. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/24/senate-hearing-on-the-capitol-riot-exonerated-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pence Praises Trump During Meeting With Republicans – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pence-praises-trump-during-meeting-with-republicans_3709477.html

THE HILL
— GOP leaders clash over Trump presence at CPAC – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Those who want to drive conservatives out of the GOP use the GOP’s Big Tent policy to drive conservatives out of the GOP.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540297-mccarthy-cheney-disagree-on-trumps-role-at-cpac
— Democrat posts trans flag across from Marjorie Taylor Greene’s House office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540375-marjorie-taylor-greenes-house-office-neighbor-posts-trans-flag-outside-door
— Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540414-democratic-fury-with-gop-explodes-in-house

February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump calls McConnell ‘political hack’ after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-statement-on-mcconnell-impeachment-trial-us-capitol-riot-republicans/10347507/

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/foid-card-delays-leave-some-on-edge-as-carjacking-cases-surge/10345400/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/rep-adam-kinzinger-shunned-family-president-trump/

WGN TV
— ‘It’s just not right’: Chicago area seniors deal with digital divide when making vaccine appointments – Tonya Francisco
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/its-just-not-right-chicago-area-seniors-deal-with-digital-divide-when-making-vaccine-appointments/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kinzinger’s relatives write second letter slamming him for Trump impeachment vote. The relatives said Kinzinger was “misled” and “brainwashed” and “manipulated” by Democrats and the “fake news media” in the Jan. 19 letter, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/16/22286690/adam-kinzinger-relatives-second-letter-slamming-him-trump-impeachment-vote-country-first

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-verano-weed-public-trading-chicago-20210217-6x4iyrgv4zduxbeetsprwt4n3m-story.html
— Robert Brandon McNeily, 32, of the 300 block of East Liberty Drive, Wheaton, was charged Feb. 10 with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and illegal lane usage near Lake Cook Road and Weiland Road. McNeily is scheduled to appear in court March 17.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-blotter-tl-0218-20210216-dbifmpjufzdfforpeybzpq7xwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: In split vote, Lisle village board urges Pritzker to veto police reform bill – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/in-split-vote-lisle-village-board-urges-pritzker-to-veto-police-reform-bill
— If Greene is the standard, what about Democratic ‘kingmaker’ Sharpton? – Larry Elder
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about kingmakers in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000 and the kings they made. I would focus on those who they installed as leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210217/if-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democratic-kingmaker-sharpton

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Calls for Hearings Before Cuts – Kevin Bessler
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=319235#.YC0MzGhKiM8

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/voice-of-the-people-kinzinger-correct-to-condemn-trump/article_d83017a4-6fcf-11eb-86b8-93d5b5a23409.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 76 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths, 3.76% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/17/dupage-county-reports-76-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths-376-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— In second letter, Kinzinger’s family says congressman ‘brainwashed’ by ‘fake news media’
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/in-second-letter-kinzingers-family-says-congressman-brainwashed-by-fake-news-media/

WREX
— Illinois Senators address carjacking, gun violence concerns across the state – Ali Rasper
https://wrex.com/2021/02/17/illinois-senators-address-carjacking-gun-violence-concerns-across-the-state/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fred Hampton’s Childhood Home To Become Community Center To Preserve Black Panther’s Legacy — And Continue Party’s Work. “Judas and the Black Messiah” brought new attention to the family’s plight to save the Maywood home, Hampton Jr. said. He also shared his thoughts on the film with Block Club. – Pascal Sabino
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/16/fred-hamptons-childhood-home-to-become-community-center-to-preserve-black-panthers-legacy-and-continue-partys-work/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/trump-impeachment-fair-maps/Content?oid=86499609

CHICAGO NOW
— Likely Gov Candidate Bailey ready to run on cutting property taxes, spending & pension benefits – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/likely-gov-candidate-bailey-airs-tonight-in-chicago-cable-web/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Amid persistent backlogs, some want to tighten up Illinois’ FOID card while others want it repealed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/amid-persistent-backlogs-some-want-to-tighten-up-illinois-foid-card-while-others-want-it/article_c3bd73ba-7093-11eb-aa75-8fee2f9f97a2.html

WIREPOINTS
— Memo To Congress Re Pending Aid To States: America Cannot Bail itself Out – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/memo-to-congress-re-pending-aid-to-states-america-cannot-bail-itself-out-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Farm Team PAC Endorsements for April Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/farmteampac021621/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EXPECTED $7.5 BILLION IN FEDERAL AID WON’T FIX ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS WITHOUT STRUCTURAL REFORMS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/expected-7-5-billion-in-federal-aid-wont-fix-illinois-budget-crisis-without-structural-reforms/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA ISN’T MAKE-BELIEVE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/america-isnt-make-believe.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Top 10 recent examples of cancel culture – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/top-10-recent-examples-cancel-culture/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re in a sad place as a society when somebody’s firing and/or cancellation is celebrated more than their life’s work. And yet, here we are. Below is a list of the top 10 cancellations, all that have occurred within the last year. Many on this list are notable names, people who will find other work and/or have the position and power to stand up to the woke crowd. It’s the names not represented who are the true victims — like those who have had their college acceptances rejected because of a social media post they made in high school — who were canceled before they ever could get started. They are not famous, and their names are not known. Not surprisingly, cancel culture cuts one way. If you say something too conservative and mildly offensive, the woke hall monitors on social media will find you. And if you’re famous, all the better, as Hollywood and corporate America seems to have embraced this new form of blacklisting:)
— Central Illinois village of Washburn disbands police department – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/central-illinois-village-disbands-police-departmen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The wave of party-sponsored censures greeting Republicans who cross former President Donald Trump reveals a GOP interested in pushing out heretics whose lone political sin is disloyalty to the vanquished party leader.” Trump is a platform Republican. RINOs push out platform Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/local-gop-officials-closing-the-tent-to-trump-apostates

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Post-Trump GOP Florida’s DeSantis offers one possibility for the party’s future – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/the-post-trump-gop/

FOX NEWS
— Senate GOP reelection arm targets ‘vulnerable’ Senate Dems on reopening schools. Republicans hit Democrats over the influence of their teacher union allies on school closings – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-gop-re-election-arm-targets-vulnerable-senate-dems-on-reopening-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other Democrats being targeted are Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Michael Bennet of Colorado.)

DAILY CALLER
— Poll: 75% Of Republicans Want Trump To Play Prominent Role In GOP – OLIVIA INGRASSIA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/quinnipiac-poll-republicans-donald-trump/
— If Conservatives Do Not Defend The Family, Who Will? – HELEN ANDREWS
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family. I should write a book about those who have done the most to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/helen-andrews-conservatives-must-defend-family/

COLLEGE FIX
— John Marshall Law School claims exam question that offended students is not protected by academic freedom – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/law-school-claims-exam-question-that-offended-students-is-not-protected-by-academic-freedom/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell following second impeachment attempt. No kind words for The Republican Party either. – Kemberlee Kaye
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/mitch-is-a-dour-sullen-and-unsmiling-political-hack-trump-rails-against-mitch-mcconnell-following-second-impeachment-attempt/

EPOCH TIMES
— Former President Donald Trump’s Full Statement on Mitch McConnell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/read-former-president-donald-trumps-full-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell_3699437.html

HILL REPORTER
— Disowned By Family And Party, Rep. Kinzinger Still Works to Purge Trump From GOP – TIMOTHY EVANS
(DIERSEN: Who is helping Kinzinger purge a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://hillreporter.com/disowned-by-family-and-party-rep-kinzinger-still-works-to-purge-trump-from-gop-93088

POLITICO
— The Birthplace of the Republican Party Buckles After Trump Nearly Blew Up the GOP. As many wonder how a party split by Trump can survive, one county outpost shows how time heals some wounds — or at least papers them over. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/17/trump-blew-up-gop-469155
— Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice. The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans. – MAYA KING
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-bill-469165

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Era in Atlantic City Ends With 3,000 Sticks of Dynamite The implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., took place Wednesday morning. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/atlantic-city-trump-plaza-implosion.html
— America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes. Our country has struggled to reckon with the horrors of the past. Could DNA tests help? – Libby Copeland
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have stressed the strongest that I am 100% German national origin and that my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. In my defense, I stress that according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/opinion/23andme-ancestry-race.html

NEW YORK POST
— NYC public school asks parents to ‘reflect’ on their ‘whiteness’ – Selim Algar and Kate Sheehy
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Whites are demonized, denigrated, and condemned by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/nyc-public-school-asks-parents-to-reflect-on-their-whiteness/

USA TODAY
— ‘Massive failure’: Why are millions in Texas in the dark amid rolling blackouts, winter weather? Power outages in Texas amid extreme cold winter weather led to rolling blackouts and millions without electricity. Here’s why it happened. – Ryan W. Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/02/16/texas-weather-power-outage-rolling-blackouts-leave-millions-dark/6764764002/
— Health officials say the coronavirus will likely become endemic in the next several years. What does that mean? – Adrianna Rodriguez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/02/17/covid-19-likely-become-endemic-experts-say-heres-what-means/4487953001/
— The complex history of Alexander Twilight, nation’s first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree. Though Twilight is lauded today as an African American scholar, preacher and educator, for much of his life he was marked as white on census records. – Marina Affo
(DIERSEN: In 1970, I was the first of my ancestors to earn a bachelor’s degree.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/08/complex-history-alexander-twilight-middleburys-first-black-graduate/4094045001/

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
— Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues – James Brooks
https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/02/17/local-alaska-republicans-censure-alaska-sen-lisa-murkowski-citing-impeachment-vote-and-other-issues/

MIAMI HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2021/02/17/leonard-pitts-rebel-republicans-who-rebuke-trump-need-new-saner-party/

MERCED SUN STAR
— California Republican takes on ‘cancel culture,’ proposes new discrimination protections – KIM BOJÓRQUEZ
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/california/article249286800.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A California Republican lawmaker introduced two bills on Tuesday that aim to ban discrimination over a person’s political views, characterizing the package as an effort to fight ‘cancel culture.’ “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” said Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “A climate of intolerance has been established and has stifled healthy and normal debate. Anyone who values their own freedom of speech should be concerned.” Senate Bill 238, also known as the Diversity of Thought Act, seeks to add political affiliation as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. That law currently bars employment and housing discrimination based on someone’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, nationality and source of income. The other bill, Senate Bill 249, would amend California’s education code to prohibit discrimination, harassment intimidation and bullying in schools based on an individual’s political affiliation. Cancel culture, or ‘canceling,’ is the act of ostracizing a public figure or private citizen online or in public for behavior considered questionable or controversial. The terms have joined the cultural lexicon in recent years. The terms are commonly used in conservative media in the context of the entertainment industry, social media or mainstream news media, with right-leaning activists alleging bias against their views. For instance, former President Donald Trump’s supporters claimed he was a victim of “cancel culture” when Twitter and Facebook stripped him of his social media platforms when the companies concluded his campaign to retain power after losing the 2020 election risked inciting violence. Mike Madrid, a California-based Republican political strategist, said he’s not surprised that a Republican is seeking to make political affiliation a protected class. “It’s really symbolic of the Republican Party embracing the politics of victimization and grievance,” he said, adding that both Republicans and Democrats participate in cancel culture. He said free speech, even if it’s vile, should be protected, but “you can’t whine and cry about not suffering the consequences when you’re saying horrible things about people.” Well-known figures who have been ‘canceled’ as of late include former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano, who was fired by television executives after she compared the experience of Republicans in today’s political climate to the plight of Jews during the Nazi Germany era on social media, according to reports. “It is unfathomable to me that corporations and members of the public would ruin a person’s career, business and family because of their political ideology,” Melendez continued. “A free society shouldn’t allow thoughts and ideas to be censored. Free speech covers all speech, not just that with which you agree.” Hector Barajas, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus, said Melendez’s bill addresses the issue of blacklisting individuals by providing them protections against discrimination. “For those that like to talk about tolerance and diversity, they should also be tolerant of other people’s diverse opinions,” he said in a statement. “Tolerance should be a two-way street because the other road leads to a dead end.”)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Statement Criticizes McConnell, Calling Him a ‘Political Hack’ ‘If Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,’ a lengthy statement from the former president said. – Alex Leary and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-criticizes-mcconnell-in-lengthy-statement-calling-him-a-political-hack-11613513959/
— The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage. How bad energy policy led to rolling blackouts in the freezing Lone Star State. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-making-of-a-texas-power-outage-11613518653
— Covid-19 Dims Job Prospects, So Young People Sign Up for the Military – Andrew Jeong
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2021-02-16/card/nnIwtVDMvTeMvRX6NnK8
— The Minimum Wage’s Racially Discriminatory Roots If the filibuster is a ‘Jim Crow relic,’ so is a policy designed to curtail the abundance of black labor. – Jason L. Rile
(DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? I worked for the minimum wage washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job. All the others before me and after me were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-minimum-wages-racially-discriminatory-roots-11613517678

BLOOMBERG
— Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/texas-grid-official-expects-power-back-tonight-energy-update

BUSINESS INSIDER
— CPAC is taking Trump’s side in the battle for the soul of the GOP
https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac-2021-speakers-trump-pence-orlando-republican-conservative-2021-2

FORD AUTHORITY
— Study Finds That EV Owners Drive Half The Miles Of Everyone Else – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2021/02/study-finds-that-ev-owners-drive-half-the-miles-of-everyone-else/

NEWSWEEK
— Record Number of GOP Women in Congress ‘Didn’t Come to Compromise’ – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2021/02/19/record-number-gop-women-congress-didnt-come-compromise-1569025.html

February 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Defense lawyers decry his trial, say Democrats cry ‘fight’ too – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-lawyers-decry-his-trial-say-democrats-cry-fight-too-%7C-live/10332855/
— Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley breaks from Donald Trump, says ‘he let us down’ – Alex Meier
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/nikki-haley-we-shouldnt-have-listened-to-trump/10333025/
— Biden administration to begin admitting migrants forced to wait in Mexico – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-administration-to-admit-migrants-waiting-in-mexico/10332796/
— WI marijuana: Milwaukee officials propose reducing weed fines to $1 – Terry Sater
https://abc7chicago.com/10334094/

NBC5
— The Republican Party May Be About to Break Up
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/the-republican-party-may-be-about-to-break-up/2436807/

— A Large Share of Republicans Want Trump to Remain Head of the Party, CNBC Survey Shows – Steve Liesman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/a-large-share-of-republicans-want-trump-to-remain-head-of-the-party-cnbc-survey/2436925/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 2,598 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-2598-new-covid-19-cases-32-more-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Stark divide in Illinois COVID-19 vaccinations by race, ethnicity and age, new data shows – JOE MAHR and JENNY WHIDDEN
(DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the more that you should let others get vaccinated before you: White, male, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-poor, law enforcement officer, veteran, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-illinois-covid-vaccine-demographics-20210212-yuetcgi4mjd6terw62dljefceu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Mike Pence could turn the impeachment trial around.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-trial-pence-chapman-20210212-ollclvwkmfg5rlrill6q74tgpe-story.html
— Chicago-area counties have among the lowest COVID vaccination rates in the state. Officials say they’re handcuffed by supply. – SARAH FREISHTAT and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-covid-illinois-county-vaccination-rates-20210212-iagejgjsyfetlomz7ju3cpne3y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois House has some rule changes, and that’s progress. The Republicans, reform advocates, some editorial boards aren’t totally pleased with changes under new House Speaker Chris Welch. But progress is not the norm. Keep at it. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/12/22280811/illinois-house-rule-changes-speaker-chris-welch-republicans-rich-miller

DAILY HERALD
— Romney’s Family Security Act redistributes wealth, creates distortions, grows government – Veronique de Rugy
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210212/romneys-family-security-act-redistributes-wealth-creates-distortions-grows-government
— No redistricting data until end of September – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210212/news/302129924/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “New Illinois GOP chairman is right to pursue unity; can he achieve it?”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210212/editorial-new-illinois-gop-chairman-is-right-to-pursue-unity-can-he-achieve-it

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— Open letter to Rep. Adam Kinzinger – Evalyn Hassler, Princeton
https://www.shawlocal.com/bureau-county-republican/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/2021/02/11/letter-open-letter-to-rep-adam-kinzinger/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Kinzinger questions the current direction of the GOP – George Wiebe
https://dailyegyptian.com/105979/news/illinois-representative-kinzinger-questions-the-current-direction-of-the-gop/

MARION REPUBLICAN
— Southern Illinois GOP chairs condemn Kinzinger – Bruce Rodely, Chairman, Perry County GOP
https://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/discuss/20210212/letter-to-the-editor-southern-ilinois-gop-chairs-condemn-kinzinger

FOX ILLINOIS
— U of I continues to fight anti-Semitism – Evan Hensley
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/u-of-i-continues-to-fight-anti-semitism
— NY GOP chair calls for prosecution, impeachment of Cuomo
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/ny-gop-chair-calls-for-prosecution-impeachment-of-cuomo

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Citizens, businesses await action on challenges to Pritzker’s COVID restrictions as judge accuses governor of venue shopping – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/citizens-businesses-await-action-on-challenges-to-pritzkers-covid-restrictions-as-judge-accuses-governor-of/article_de584ab6-6cb9-11eb-bb11-6f94a1886218.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: ILLINOIS ABOUT TO FORCE TEACHERS TO LUNGE INTO “WOKE” OBLIVION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-illinois-about-to-force-teachers-to-lunge-into-woke-oblivion.html
— BIDEN MOVING AMERICA CLOSER TO EMBRACING RADICAL ‘GREAT RESET’ MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/biden-moving-america-closer-to-embracing-radical-great-reset-movement.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s lawyers implore senators not to bow to ‘cancel culture’ as defense rests – Alex Swoyer
(DIERSEN: Who leads the cancel culture in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those who lead the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/trumps-lawyers-implore-senators-not-bow-cancel-cul/
— ‘Disgusted’ Nikki Haley splits with Trump: ‘He let us down’ – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/nikki-haley-splits-donald-trump-he-let-us-down/
— Trump’s defense highlights Democrats endorsing unrest, calls impeachment ‘political vengeance’ – Dave Boyer and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/trumps-defense-highlights-democrats-endorsing-unre/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Left’s Immigration Plan Under Biden. Influential Democrats in Congress are looking to do a whole lot more than overturn the modest reforms of the Trump administration. – MICHAEL VOLPE
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-lefts-immigration-plan-under-biden/

BREITBART
— Matt Gaetz: GOP Establishment Has a Frontman in Adam Kinzinger – JEFF POOR
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/12/matt-gaetz-gop-establishment-has-a-frontman-in-adam-kinzinger/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thursday on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) discussed his ongoing feud with colleague Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) over the direction of the Republican Party and former President Donald Trump’s role in the party. Gaetz reacted to Kinzinger’s efforts to steer the party away from Trump and his allies in the post-Trump presidency era. “If Adam Kinzinger wants to challenge me in a Republican primary, he better pack a lunch if he’s coming to northwest Florida,” Gaetz said. “I think I could win a Republican primary in my district or in the state of Wyoming based on the crowds I got there.” “Donald Trump was a threat to the establishment in both parties, Laura, and in the Republican Party, the establishment wants their power back, and they found their frontman in Adam Kinzinger,” Gaetz continued. “I believe we should still be the America first party that stands against starting wars in places that excessively entangle our country in foreign matters. I don’t think we should invite every illegal alien across our borders so that corporate America can have lower wages for our fellow Americans, and I don’t think we should have trade deals that benefit Wall Street but hollow out the towns and cities throughout our great nation.” The Florida Republican lawmaker reminded viewers that Kinzinger and other Trump critics, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), sought jobs from the former president in his presidency’s early stages. “He wanted to be Trump’s secretary of the Air Force,” Gaetz added. “It’s just so funny to me, Laura, that all these people that ended up being anti-Trump wanted jobs with Trump. Romney wanted to be the secretary of state. Kinzinger wanted to be the secretary of the Air Force. He even enlisted my help to get that job. And then when they didn’t get that job, they wanted with President Trump, they all of a sudden decided to accelerate their own fame by becoming critics.”)
— Fauci: ‘We’re Going To Be Wearing Masks for Several, Several Months’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/12/fauci-were-going-to-be-wearing-masks-for-several-several-months/

CNS NEWS
— How Conservatives Can Respond to Big Business’ Betrayal – Tony Perkins
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Wheaton businesses officially dump their customer, dump their employees, dump their etc. who do not promote LGBTQ? How soon, if not already, will Wheaton organizations officially dump their members, dump their etc. who do not promote LGBTQ?)
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tony-perkins/how-conservatives-can-respond-big-business-betrayal
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If there is good news, Justin agrees, it’s that consumers are finally seeing corporate America for what it is. And if their resentment continues to grow, it could signal a major shift in the political landscape. Remember: conservatives and the Republican Party have long been the most reliable advocates of business. Now, with the Chamber of Commerce outing itself as a satellite office of the Democratic Party, a dramatic sea change could be underway.)
— Scalise: Dems ‘Don’t Want You to Know …What Else Was Happening in the Capitol’ on Thursday – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/susan-jones/scalise-dems-dont-want-you-know-what-else-was-happening-capitol

CBN NEWS
— ‘Fact-Checking’ for Profit: Conservatives Call out Big Tech Funded Censorship – Caitlin Burke
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/fact-checking-for-profit-conservatives-call-out-big-tech-funded-censorship

DAILY CALLER
— Biden’s Deputy Press Secretary Suspended Without Pay After Allegations He Threatened Reporter Over Love Story – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/12/tj-ducklo-suspended-without-pay-allegations-intimidated-politico-reporter-tara-palmeri/
— The Left Is Calling To ‘Deprogram’ Trump Supporters — Will Biden Buckle?
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/12/deprogram-reality-czar-ocasio-cortez-white-supremacy-truth-media-joe-biden/

THE HILL
— NRCC finance chair Darin LaHood: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized – JOSEPH CHO
(DIERSEN: What does LaHood say to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters who want him to not only punish, but to get rid of once and for all a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538567-nrcc-chair-says-republicans-who-voted-for-trumps-impeachment-will-not-be

REUTERS
— Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1395092/anti-trump-republicans-face-major-challenge-in-launching-third-party

NBC NEWS
— Trump’s impeachment defense team argues his words before riot were ‘ordinary political rhetoric’ – Adam Edelman
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-defense-present-case-senate-impeachment-trial-n1257601

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Orange County rally organizer accused of running over Trump supporters faces new charges – HANNAH FRY, JAMES QUEALLY
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-20/orange-county-rally-organizer-new-charges-assault

USA TODAY
‘– We shouldn’t have followed him’: Nikki Haley sharply condemns Trump’s post-election behavior – William Cummings
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/12/nikki-haley-tells-politico-republicans-shouldnt-have-followed-trump/6735480002/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Firing Actors for Being Conservative Is Another Hollywood Blacklist – Jonathan Chait
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the leading blacklisters in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/gina-carano-mandalorian-fired-hollywood-blacklist-mccarthyism.html

VOICE OF AMERICA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Who Were the US Capitol Rioters?”
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of “normal” Trump supporters once and for all. The more of the following that a Trump-supporter is, the faster that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will get rid of them: White, male, older, non-poor, law enforcement officer, veteran, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.voanews.com/usa/who-were-us-capitol-rioters
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They found that in contrast to right-wing extremists arrested over the past five years, the Capitol rioters make up an older, better employed crowd. The majority are white and male. Sixty-six percent are 34 years or older; 85% have jobs; 13% are business owners, while 27% hold white-collar jobs. . .Now, nearly five weeks after the attack, researchers at the University of Chicago have concluded that the majority of the rioters were not members of far-right groups but “normal” Trump supporters — part of his political base. Among them were doctors, lawyers, architects and business owners. . .Of the 221 defendants the researchers investigated, 198 had no known links to militias or other far-right groups. That is about 90% of the total. The researchers characterize these unaffiliated rioters as “normal” pro-Trump activists.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast the articles that I share with the articles that the following share: Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). Overwhelmingly, the articles that IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO do not share promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/february_2021/voters_don_t_trust_social_media_censorship

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Angry Republicans may start their own party as GOP rallies around seditionist Trump. They are considering calling it the “Integrity Party” as a rebuke to former President Donald Trump and his supporters.”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/angry-republicans-may-start-party-gop-rallies-around-seditionist-trump/

February 6 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Selects Don Tracy as Next Chairman. Springfield businessman and lawyer becomes the first downstate chairman since 1988.
https://illinois.gop/ilgop-selects-don-tracy-as-next-chairman/
https://mailchi.mp/d9760b6d6f55/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4741676
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: In December of 2020, outgoing Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider announced a transition plan in which there would be an open and transparent process for the selection of a new chairman. Today, after lengthy interviews with the three finalists, spirited discussion, and a weighted vote amongst the ILGOP State Central Committee, Don Tracy of Springfield has been chosen as the next chairman of the Illinois Republican Party and has unanimous support from the committee. Tim Schneider immediately offered his resignation and Don Tracy accepted the role of chairman to fill the remaining two years of Schneider’s term. Chairman Don Tracy has released the following statement in response to his selection: “I am truly honored and excited to have been chosen by the State Central Committee to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party. I want to thank each member for the opportunity to serve. I promise to lead with honesty, integrity, and the vigor we need to turn Illinois around. I also want to thank the other two finalists – Mark Shaw and Scott Gryder – for their tireless work on behalf of the Republican Party. I look forward to working with them to elect more Republicans. I ran for this position because I love Illinois – it’s my home – and I believe the ILGOP can be a tremendous catalyst for change in this state. The upcoming election cycle can be monumental if we seize on the tremendous opportunities before us. We have a weakened Governor who can be defeated; we have a US Senate seat to win; we are well-positioned to win back Congressional seats; we can claw back seats in the state legislature if we recruit the right candidates; and lastly, we have an historic opportunity to elect a fourth Republican to the state Supreme Court for the first time ever. The only way we can capitalize on these opportunities in 2022 is if we unite the party. My number one priority is to give every Republican a seat at the table and give every Republican a voice. Regardless of our differences, Republicans are the only hope for turning Illinois around and keeping it from becoming a depopulated, over-taxed, and anti-police financial basket case. There’s too much at stake in 2022 to be anything less than a united band of brothers and sisters in the fight to save Illinois. So, whatever your political leanings, wherever you live – if you want to fight corruption, restore fiscal sanity, grow our economy, and stand for law and order – you’re on our team. It’s time to suit up, work together, and bring home some wins for the people of Illinois.” Don Tracy is a successful businessman and lawyer from Springfield, Illinois. Born and raised in rural Mt. Sterling (Brown County, Illinois), he is the oldest of twelve children. Don and his eleven siblings own the thriving family business, Dot Foods, Inc., a national redistributor of food and related products, and other national businesses. Headquartered in Mt. Sterling (population: 2,025), Dot Foods, Inc. was founded in 1960 by Don’s father and currently employs 6,000 people across the United States and Canada. Don is the first chairman of the Illinois Republican Party from outside Chicago and the collar counties since 1988.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Gaming Board chair picked to lead Illinois GOP. Don Tracy, a Springfield attorney who was appointed to lead the Illinois Gaming Board by former Gov. Bruce Rauner, won the backing of members of the state GOP’s central committee. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/6/22270388/former-gaming-board-chair-picked-to-lead-illinois-gop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Members of the Illinois Republican Party on Saturday picked a former gaming board chief to be the next head of the state party. Don Tracy, a Springfield attorney who was appointed to lead the Illinois Gaming Board by former Gov. Bruce Rauner, won the backing of members of the state GOP’s central committee. Tracy was not immediately available for comment. In a statement earlier this week, Tracy said the “state is in danger” of “becoming a depopulated, left wing, one party, over-taxed, and anti-police financial basket case. “Having been born in Illinois, and spent most of my life in Illinois, I am determined to help reverse Illinois’ decline,” he said. Tracy faced allegations in 2019 of making or directing several political contributions to Rauner in violation of state gambling laws. He labeled the report a “political hit job” and a “bunch of baloney.” The attorney beat out two other candidates vying to lead the party — Lake County Republican Chair Mark Shaw, who currently serves as state party co-chair and president of the Republican County Chairmen’s Association, and Kendall County Board Chair Scott Gryder. Former chair Tim Schneider announced in December he’d be stepping down from the position, which he called the “honor of a lifetime.”)
— Big game, big worries? Gambling addiction grows with Illinois’ booming sports betting industry — ‘It’s in your face all the time’ The number of Illinoisans seeking help for problem gambling has almost doubled since legislators approved a massive gambling expansion in 2019. Experts expect that number to keep growing. – Mitchell Armentrout and Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/6/22241550/gambling-addiction-sports-betting-super-bowl-treatment-counseling
— Melrose Park mayor used racial slur while berating resident during public meeting. In a recording of the exchange, Mayor Ronald Serpico is heard using a slew of obscenities and a racial epithet for Black people. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/6/22267597/melrose-park-mayor-ronald-serpico-used-racial-slur-while-berating-resident-public-meeting
— Advocates urge city to use hotels, abandoned houses to keep homeless warm during cold snap. “People who are homeless are out here sleeping in tents and sleeping in doorways. You need to act and start putting us in hotels or anywhere that is warm,” said Johnny Bryant, secretary of the Chicago Union of the Homeless. – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269511/chicago-homeless-advocates-abaondoned-homes-hotels-cold-weather-emergency-housing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for all problems.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22268493/americans-split-trumps-impeachment-ap-norc-poll
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives dominate the Republican Party. Ever-increasingly, those who lead the Republican Party reject planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22268522/gop-eyes-path-power-making-peace-far-right
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever since before the Civil War, Democrats have been at war with Republicans. Democrats use the following as soldiers in their army: those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22268566/analysis-race-war-evident-before-capitol-siege
— Pentagon will deploy troops to assist COVID-19 vaccine drive. President Joe Biden has called for setting up 100 mass vaccination centers around the country within a month. Two are opening in California, and coronavirus senior adviser Andy Slavitt said military personnel will arrive at those centers in a little over a week. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22268404/pentagon-deploy-troops-assist-covid-19-vaccine-drive

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Republicans pick Springfield businessman as new party chairman – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-party-gop-new-chairman-20210207-w2sbznaw4farxlonp2uy5btuzm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Don Tracy, a former state Gaming Board chairman and unsuccessful 2010 lieutenant governor candidate, was picked by top Republicans on Saturday as the new Illinois GOP chairman. . .The election was based on the weighted votes of the 18-member Republican State Central Committee, which met in Bolingbrook. The vote was close, 52% for Tracy and 48% for Shaw, according to two sources, who asked not to be identified because the results were pledged by members to remain secret. The party then agreed to make the choice unanimous. “I promise to lead with honesty, integrity, and the vigor we need to turn Illinois around,” Tracy said in a statement after hours of candidate interviews and discussion. Contending the GOP has “tremendous opportunities” in 2022 in what is now a one-party Democratic state, Tracy emphasized the need for unity. . .The pick of Tracy was viewed as an establishment conservative GOP choice over Shaw, a sometimes controversial figure who previously sought the chairmanship. Shaw orchestrated the December effort among hard-liners that led former Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider to agree to step down as party leader with more than a year left in his term. Schneider was Rauner’s hand-picked choice for GOP chair in May 2014. . .Tracy has donated more than $400,000 to candidates and causes since 1999, state campaign finance records show, primarily to himself and his sister-in-law, but also to local GOP causes in candidates in Springfield. He also gave $25,000 to the successful effort to defeat Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s effort to have voters approve a graduated-rate income tax amendment to the state constitution on Nov. 3. Tracy also has given more than $10,000 over the years to Family PAC, a socially conservative group that has fought abortion and gay rights in Springfield, state records show. Tracy has long opposed abortion rights and has touted his support of gun-owner rights.)
— Illinois GOP says Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump ‘created widespread division and anger’ in the party – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-republicans-20210205-7cwxhciinzcmvjyaue6ohenc2y-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The state party’s rebuke of Kinzinger falls short of actions taken by other state parties against their GOP congressional members who voted for impeachment. Some have issued a censure, a statement of strong disapproval but carrying no formal penalties, against those representatives. In Illinois, LaSalle County Republicans voted to censure Kinzinger, whose sprawling 16th Congressional District includes the county. Kinzinger spokeswoman Maura Gillespie said Kinzinger plans to speak early next week with GOP county chairmen and committee members in his district “to hear their concerns and share with them where he stands on things.” “Congressman Kinzinger looks forward to building on that solid foundation as they all work together to navigate these next four years under a Democrat majority and through the course of this pandemic, keeping the focus on serving the community and the shared interests of the party,” she said. Kinzinger’s actions had been expected to become a subject of discussion on Saturday when top state Republicans convened in Bolingbrook and picked former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy of Springfield as a replacement for Chairman Tim Schneider. But the GOP statement made it clear that it wanted the meeting to focus on the future and not on Kinzinger.)
— Rep. Liz Cheney censured by Wyoming GOP for impeachment vote – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-liz-cheney-wyoming-gop-censure-20210206-fy3yqaahkjg3fhz3tg65fjnbxu-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 3,062 new COVID-19 cases and 60 additional deaths reported Saturday; highly contagious UK strain detected in Lake County
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210206-gbxnp64vi5hmda3rsfpbqmlgym-story.html

ABC7
— Wife of Republican Sen. Josh Hawley files criminal complaint over protest at their home – Mike Levine
https://abc7chicago.com/josh-hawley-wife-files-complaint-protests-senator-missouri-donald-trump/10318327/
— 2 Republican lawmakers fined $5,000 for not completing Capitol security screening – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/10318499/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Virginia lawmakers pass marijuana legalization bills – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/virginia-lawmakers-pass-marijuana-legalization-bills/10318431/

NBC5
— Wyoming GOP Censures Rep. Liz Cheney Over Impeachment Vote – Mead Gruver
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/wyoming-gop-censures-rep-liz-cheney-over-impeachment-vote/2431537/
— Illinois Reports 3,062 New COVID-19 Cases, 60 Additional Deaths Saturday. Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate rose Saturday after being on a steady decline.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3062-new-covid-19-cases-60-additional-deaths-saturday/2431448/
— Virus Outbreaks Stoke Tensions in Some State Capitols. Since the start of this year, more than 50 state lawmakers in roughly one-third of the states already have fallen ill with the virus, according to an Associated Press tally. – David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/virus-outbreaks-stoke-tensions-in-some-state-capitols/2431280/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— GOP lawmakers say Pelosi should be fined $5G for violating new House security measures – Caitlin McFall
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/gop-lawmakers-say-pelosi-should-be-fined-5g-for-violating-new-house-security-measures

DAILY HERALD
— Police: 100 people present when fights led to Bloomingdale hotel shootings, killing one – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210206/police-100-people-present-when-fights-led-to-bloomingdale-hotel-shootings-killing-one

WLDS
— Greene, Other Southern IL GOP County Committees Condemn Kinzinger – Benjamin Cox
https://wlds.com/greene-other-southern-il-gop-county-committees-condemn-kinzinger/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— College of DuPage – Former Trustee Dianne McGuire leaked privileged documents contrary to her denial during past board meeting – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/college-of-dupage-former-trustee-dianne-mcguire-leaked-privileged-documents-contrary-to-her-denial-during-past-board-meeting/

CAPITOL FAX
— Don Tracy chosen as new ILGOP Chair
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/06/don-tracy-chosen-as-new-ilgop-chair/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I don’t have a press release from the ILGOP, but I do have one from the IDCCA… Following the Illinois Republican Party electing Raunerite Don Tracy as their new Party Chair, President Kristina Zahorik of the Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association (IDCCA) released the following statement: “It is rich that the Illinois GOP appointed a new chair with a history of corrupt behavior. We repeatedly watch Illinois Republicans cry crocodile tears over political corruption, and today they proved they’re the Grand Old Party of hypocrisy with their appointment of Don Tracy.” The State of Illinois Office of Inspector General found that Don Tracy illegally made campaign contributions through his wife while serving on the Illinois Gaming Board. The report said Tracy “made loans and contributions either directly, or through his wife, to political committees” in violation of state law. Tracy was appointed to the Gaming Board by former Republican Governor Bruce Rauner in 2015. . .From Mary Morrissey, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Illinois…“As the Republican Party struggles to take control of its party back from white supremacists and violent extremists, Illinois Republicans have chosen a leader whose ties to Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner promise a return to the failed policies of the past. The Illinois GOP has deemed Don Tracy, a Trump supporter who resigned as the Illinois Gaming Board chair after steering illegal contributions to former Governor Rauner’s campaign, as their best hope to carry their party into the future. It will be interesting to see if the Illinois Republican Party will continue to embrace questionable leadership, division and extremism or consider working with Democrats to find solutions that lift up workers and families across Illinois. We aren’t holding our breath.”)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s defense team will show clips of Democrats urging violence in 2020 – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/6/trumps-defense-team-will-show-clips-democrats-urgi/

GOPUSA
— Democrat Nadler Denies Gaetz’s Request To Start Committee Meetings With Pledge Of Allegiance
https://www.gopusa.com/democrat-nadler-denies-gaetzs-request-to-start-committee-meetings-with-pledge-of-allegiance/
— School District Aims To Deconstruct The ‘Nuclear Family.’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106121
— Macron “Very Upset” By Platforms’ Muzzling Of Trump
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106223

BREITBART
— Donald Trump Backs Lou Dobbs After Fox Ends Program: ‘Nobody Loves America More’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/02/05/trump-backs-lou-dobbs-fox-ends-program/
— Sebastian Gorka: Democrats Working on Amendment for NSA, CIA to Target Americans as Terrorists – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/05/sebastian-gorka-democrats-working-amendment-nsa-cia-target-americans-terrorists/

NEWSMAX
— Biden’s Honeymoon Balloon Deflating Rapidly – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/blinken-kerry-wallace/2021/02/06/id/1008894/

ONE NEWS NOW
— AZ sheriff: Illegals flooding border under Biden is ‘Obama 2.0’ – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/national-security/2021/02/06/az-sheriff-illegals-flooding-border-under-biden-is-obama-20

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Republicans worry Greene could be drag on party in suburbs.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/537599-republicans-worry-greene-could-be-drag-on-party-in-suburbs

CNN
— Two House Republicans fined $5,000 each for not completing security screening to enter House floor
https://abc57.com/news/two-house-republicans-fined-5-000-each-for-not-completing-security-screening-to-enter-house-floor

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Lawsuits Take the Lead in Fight Against Disinformation. Defamation cases have made waves across an uneasy right-wing media landscape, from Fox to Newsmax.” My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles or the websites that those articles were published on. My critics/opponents see me as being an “easy target” a) because of the non-support that I get from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization and b) because of the non-support that I got from TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/06/business/media/conservative-media-defamation-lawsuits.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump’s lie that the election was stolen has cost $519 million.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interactive/2021/cost-trump-election-fraud/

MINNESOTA STAR TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater paints Capitol rioters as being “Christian nationalists.” The Democrat Party platform is extremely anti-Christian. Democrats have declared war on Christians.
https://www.startribune.com/capitol-siege-puts-spotlight-on-christian-nationalists/600019959/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Biden Wants a $15 Minimum Wage. Here’s What People Say It Would Do to the Economy. White House says a raise would help workers; opponents warn of job cuts. – Eric Morath
(DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? I worked for the minimum wage washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-wants-a-15-minimum-wage-heres-what-people-say-it-would-do-to-the-economy-11612348201
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Minimum-wage employees are disproportionately women and Black workers.)

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses Kinzinger to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-adam-kinzinger-republican-impeachment-b1798642.html

GUARDIAN
— Mike Pence to launch ‘video podcast’ with conservative group. Podcast will be produced with Young America’s Foundation, group that has stoked ‘free speech’ controversies at US college campuses. – Lois Beckett
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/06/mike-pence-video-podcast-young-americas-foundation

February 3 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Illinois State Lawmakers Now Eligible To Get COVID-19 Vaccines
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/03/illinois-state-lawmakers-now-eligible-to-get-covid-19-vaccines/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Lightfoot blames Trump for standoff between city’s public schools and teachers union – Bradford Betz
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for everything that is bad.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-blames-trump-for-standoff-between-citys-public-schools-and-teachers-union

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin taking gavel of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dick-durbin-judiciary-chair-20210203-47swz7cjqnhivau2hcqajs52t4-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker allows state lawmakers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, joining Chicago city leaders and elected officials who were already allowed doses in current rollout plan – ALICE YIN, JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-politicians-coronavirus-vaccine-illinois-chicago-20210203-ybmttawyffbyza6crx3cizzj4e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-abortion-medication-fda-biden-chapman-20210203-p25dxp7d5bd3davzbdmdpufurm-story.html
— House Democrats plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees as GOP leader signals he won’t punish her – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-gop-divided-20210202-qwxlorp3cjcwzi4cmjwiyevus4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts reups as Republican National Committee finance chair; led Trump reelection fundraising drive. The move suggests that Ricketts, a Wilmette resident, is not seriously considering a run for Illinois governor in 2022. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/3/22265262/cubs-todd-ricketts-reups-republican-national-committee-finance-chair-led-trump-fundraising
— ‘Welcomed step’ or ‘ridiculous?’ — state lawmakers split on decision to allow them to get COVID-19 vaccine ahead of others. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s spokeswoman said the decision was made at the “request of members of the General Assembly.” Still, the governor plans to wait his turn. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/3/22264435/illinois-state-lawmakers-vaccine-coronavirus-covid-19-phase-1b
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois dispensaries sold record $88 million in January after massive first year of recreational weed sales. January sales outpaced the more than $86 million reported in December. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/2/3/22264379/illinois-recreational-weed-sales-record-january-2021-pot-marijuana-cannabis

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans propose recall, repeal measures – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/republicans-propose-recall-repeal-measures
— McHenry County Board member Pamela Althoff’s lobbyist work raises questions about ethics, conflicts of interest – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/mchenry-county-board-members-lobbyist-work-raises-questions-about-ethics-conflicts-of-interest
— Oberweis camp expects action soon on petition to undo Underwood’s reelection – Brenda Schory
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/oberweis-camp-expects-action-soon-on-petition-to-undo-underwoods-reelection
— New DuPage judge appointed Leah M. Bendik
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/new-dupage-judge-appointed

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Former gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann indicted on campaign finance charges – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/03/former-gubernatorial-candidate-mccann-indicted-campaign-violations/4379196001/
— New standards for teacher education developed by the Illinois State Board of Education are receiving a backlash from Republican lawmakers as a way to teach liberal politics in the classroom. – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/03/republicans-oppose-culturally-responsive-teacher-standards/4357715001/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— GOP House Members urged to fight Pelosi attack on newly elected Member Marjorie Taylor Greene Republicans should refuse to participate in Democrat hit job – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/03/gop-house-members-urged-to-fight-pelosi-attack-on-newly-elected-member/

LINCOLN COURIER
— Generational eradication – Jim Killebrew, Lincoln
https://www.lincolncourier.com/story/opinion/2021/02/03/letter-editor-generational-eradication/4355501001/

PLATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN
— Officials critical of state criminal justice reform bill
https://www.journal-republican.com/news/officials-critical-of-state-criminal-justice-reform-bill/article_a2232332-659c-11eb-812c-936cae8ded0d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden seeks to chip away at Trump immigration policies through new executive orders – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-seeks-to-chip-away-at-trump-immigration-policies-through-new-executive-orders
— Biden set to boost US refugee admissions after Trump cut – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-set-to-boost-us-refugee-admissions-after-trump-cut
— Cannabis corruption: How state and local leaders are profiting off the burgeoning industry – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cannabis-corruption-how-state-and-local-leaders-are-profiting-off-the-burgeoning-industry

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Examining Domestic Extremist Threats To Americans And U.S. Government.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/examining-domestic-extremist-threats-americans-and-us-government#stream/0

WGLT
— Illinois Continues To Lose Residents, Particularly Outside Chicago Area – TIM SHELLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on driving Republicans a) out of Illinois, b) out of DuPage County, c) out of DuPage County’s 4th District, d) out of Milton Township, e) out of Wheaton, f) out of Wheaton’s West District, and g) out of my precinct.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/illinois-continues-lose-residents-particulary-outside-chicago-area#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Southern Poverty Law Center promotes hatred against individuals, groups, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ including Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) and Illinois Family Institute (IFI). I promote AFTAH and IFI. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who continue to do everything that they can to destroy me a) because I do not promote LGBTQ and b) because I promote AFTAH and IFI.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/hate-group-activity-harder-track-illinois-2020-report

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois’ top doctor tells Congress that Trump is to blame for vaccine troubles – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: Sooner or later, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame all problems on Trump.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-top-doctor-tells-congress-that-trump-is-to-blame-for-vaccine-troubles/article_3ec64bec-65b1-11eb-951e-238b7283ef46.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— 2018 Independent Candidate for Governor, Then GOP Senator, Hit with Major Federal Tax Evasion Charges
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/2018-independent-candidate-for-governor-then-gop-senator-hit-with-major-federal-charges/
— District 300 School Board Member Displays Partisanship, Attacks Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/district-300-school-board-member/
— Planned Parenthood Proposes Sex Ed in Kindergarten, Gender ID and Expression Started in 3rd Grade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/planned-parenthood-proposes-sex-ed-in-kindergarten-gender-id-and-expression-started-in-3rd-grade/
— Break for Criminals, But Not for Those Obeying the Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/break-for-criminals-but-no-for-those-obeying-the-law/
— Reick Opposes “Culturally Responsive” Rules for Teachers & How to Take Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/reick-opposes-culturally-responsive-rules-for-teachers/
— Urlacher’s Bookie Pleads Guilty
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/bookie-pleads-guilty/
— First Good Laugh of the Day – Mayor Blames Trump for Closed Schools
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/first-good-laugh-of-the-day/
— Feds Catch Another Carjacker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/feds-catch-another-carjacker/
— IL-14/IL-GOP: Jim Oberweis Backing Mark Shaw for State Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/oberweis020221/
— Jack Franks’ Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Printer Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion, Agrees to Cooperate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/jack-franks-illinois-integrity-sic-fund-printer-pleads-guilty-agrees-to-cooperate/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Former IL Senator Sam McCann Federally Indicted For His Use of Campaign Funds – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/former-il-senator-sam-mccann-federally-indicted-for-his-use-of-campaign-funds/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— “Comply, Conform, or Consequences” – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/02/spotlight-comply-conform-or-consequences/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/03/covid-19-roundup-74/
— 3,314 new confirmed and probable cases; 69 additional deaths; 2,469 hospitalized; 520 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4.5 percent average test positivity rate; 45,787 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/03/3314-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-69-additional-deaths-2469-hospitalized-520-in-icu-35-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-45-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-45787-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Study dismissing conservative concerns about Big Tech bias was funded by far-left Biden mega-donor. Billionaire Craig Newmark gave millions to Poynter Institute, which published ‘blacklist’ of conservative sites in 2019. – Brian Flood
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/study-dismissing-conservative-concerns-big-tech-bias-funded-joe-biden-mega-donor
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Poynter, which operates PolitiFact, infamously published a blacklist of 515 websites it deemed “unreliable” in 2019. The overwhelming majority were conservative, and it encouraged advertisers to not support them. Poynter ultimately apologized for the report, which was penned by an employee of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center. Newmark has also called on Big Tech platforms to “take action” against “bad actors” online. “The social media platform[s] know who the bad actors are. They know who the foreign adversaries are, they know who their domestic allies are,” Newmark said on the Digiday podcast last year. “They should take action against all of them.” Conservatives have accused social media platforms of everything from shadow banning them to restricting free speech. Former Facebook employees admitted in 2016 to restricting news stories of interest to conservative readers from its “trending” section, and Big Tech employees have overwhelmingly favored Democrats in their political donations.)
— John Cox on plans to challenge Gov. Newsom if recall is successful
https://news.yahoo.com/john-cox-plans-challenge-gov-180724676.html
— NYU’s farce of a study on Big Tech censorship of conservatives Billionaires fund their own studies and they get the conclusions they pay for. – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-big-tech-censorship-nyu-study-craig-newmark

GOPUSA
— Coming For You? Joe Biden Considers ‘Reality Czar’ To Fight ‘Disinformation’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106098
— Newsmax Anchor Walks Off Set After Trying To Stop Mike Lindell Talking About Election Fraud Instead Of Twitter Censorship
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106101
— DeSantis Vows To Punish Big Tech For Silencing The Voices Of Conservatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106081

ONE NEWS NOW
— The inequality of ‘equity’ – Ben Shapiro
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/ben-shapiro/2021/02/03/the-inequality-of-equity

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Are Baiting and Begging for More Violence. The Democrat proliferators of hate and division are enticing more anarchist violence that they will attribute to “Trump supporters.” – MARK ALEXANDER
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/77492
— Biden Immigration Orders Undo Trump’s Progress. Three more executive orders Tuesday were focused on rescinding previous border-security efforts. – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77478-biden-immigration-orders-undo-trumps-progress-2021-02-03

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Signs Order Revamping Welfare-Dependent Immigration – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/02/joe-biden-signs-order-revamping-welfare-dependent-immigration/
— Biden’s Order on Central America: Offers Aid, Takes People – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/03/bidens-directive-to-central-america-promises-aid-extracts-migrants/
— Durbin on Biden Immigration Plan: ‘Can’t Revert’ to Belief That ‘Immigrants Are Enemies’ – Trent Baker
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/03/durbin-on-biden-immigration-plan-cant-revert-to-belief-that-immigrants-are-enemies/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Demand an End to Amazon’s Hate Against Conservatives
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/demand-an-end-to-amazon-s-hate-against-conservatives

TOWNHALL
— The State Department’s newly installed deputy spokesperson, Jalina Porter, said in a 2016 Facebook post that the “largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops.” – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/02/03/is-this-a-joke-that-who-bidens-state-department-spox-declared-was-our-greatest-national-security-threat-n2584134

PJ MEDIA
— Social Media Bias Just Got Even More Orwellian – PAULA BOLYARD
https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2021/02/03/want-to-know-what-conservative-media-is-up-against-check-out-this-chilling-new-report-on-social-media-bias-n1422313

RIGHT WING NEWS HOUR
— Millions of Americans are Now Considered Terrorists By Our Govt. – Ryan Michael
https://rightwingnewshour.com/millions-of-americans-are-now-considered-terrorists-by-our-govt/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says Kinzinger says “GOP colleagues have thanked me for speaking out against Trump.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537211-kinzinger-gop-colleagues-have-thanked-me-for-speaking-out-against-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A free press cannot ‘cancel’ opposing views.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/536999-a-free-press-cannot-cancel-opposing-views
— McCarthy announces no disciplinary actions against Greene – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to take disciplinary actions against me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, etc.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537235-mccarthy-announces-no-actions-against-greene

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you do against Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise you.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/cheney-refuses-apologize-voting-impeach-trump-during-closed-door-gop-n1256670

WASHINGTON POST
— Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group – Amanda Coletta
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/canada-proud-boys-terrorist-capitol-siege/2021/02/03/546b1d5c-6628-11eb-8468-21bc48f07fe5_story.html
— Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter activists clashed in a Florida suburb. Only one side was charged. – Tim Craig
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs put tremendous pressure on police a) to cozy up to BLM activists and b) to be harsh on Proud Boy activists.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/florida-protest-bill-unequal-treatment/2021/02/01/415d1b02-6240-11eb-9061-07abcc1f9229_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After months of public outrage and accusations of discrimination over the disparate penalties, New Port Richey police dropped the citations against Boneta and six other Black Lives Matter demonstrators in early January. But not before the Tampa-suburb became another front in the national debate over whether authorities treat left-wing protesters too harshly while cozying up to far-right extremists.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Sean Hannity is the face of the post-Trump identity crisis at Fox News.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/fox-ratings-sean-hannity-cnn-msnbc/2021/02/02/9a604eac-650d-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans must go cold turkey to escape the Trump cult.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/03/republicans-must-go-cold-turkey-escape-trump-cult/

LOS ANGELES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP’s civil war is just beginning, and the fighting will get worse before it gets better.” The many hate-filled conservative-hating Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party are using the Capitol Riot, Kinzinger, and other hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) to get rid of conservatives once and for all and b) to destroy the Republican Party once and for all.
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-02-03/the-gops-civil-war-is-just-beginning

NEWSWEEK
— Maxine Waters Wants Donald Trump Charged With Premeditated Murder for Capitol Riot – MEGHAN ROOS
https://www.newsweek.com/maxine-waters-wants-donald-trump-charged-premeditated-murder-capitol-riot-1566626

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says that “Reince Priebus blasts rioting Trump supporters as ‘domestic terrorists’: ‘Pure insanity and disgusting’”
https://www.rawstory.com/reince-priebus-blasts-trump-rioters/

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “House Votes to Fine Members Up to $10,000 for Refusing Capitol Security Screening.”
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/house-votes-approves-fines-capitol-security-screening-metal-detectors.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The extremist, anti-everything wing of the GOP that is at the center of this self-involved showdown is comprised of exactly who you’d expect: Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, who refused to hand over her bag when it set of the metal detector, and other Republican members, like Ralph Norman of South Carolina, and Texas’ Louie Gohmert, among others, who have chosen to just slip right around them. “This is bullshit,” Republican Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois told the officers, outraged, when stopped at the door.)

January 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice for voting to impeach Donald Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: What positions on Kinzinger do each of the 18 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members have? What weighted vote do each of the 18 have?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-rice-for-impeachment-vote/10162153/

NBC
— Illinois Reports 3,345 New Coronavirus Cases, 65 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3345-new-coronavirus-cases-71-additional-deaths-saturday/2424821/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/black-lives-matter-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Full circle:’ Legal marijuana revenue going back to communities hurt by war on drugs – Ben Szalinski
(DIERSEN: Hurt was not caused by efforts to stop the use of pot. Hurt was caused by the sale, purchase, and use of pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/30/legal-marijuana-revenue-going-back-communities-hurt-war-drugs/4314855001/

LCBC RADIO
— Anti-Kinzinger rally more about election losses – John Small
https://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/anti-kinzinger-rally-more-about-election-losses-and-progressive-party/article_104af80a-635c-11eb-a720-bf507032b578.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An anti-Kinzinger rally Saturday spent more time on election losses and the party now in charge. About three hundred stood in Ottawa’s Washington Park in cold and misting conditions. It was sixteenth District Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s vote to impeach Trump that angered the La Salle County Republican Central Committee and prompted them to have the rally. Larry Kaifesh, who lost to Tammy Duckworth in a 2014 House race took a turn at the mike. Kaifesh praised Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan’s critical stance on Russian collusion, election fraud and the current impeachment. Calling Kinzinger, the “Coward of the County”, Kaifesh added this:)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Could Trump Make A Comeback In 2024? – RON ELVING
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/could-trump-make-comeback-2024#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice after vote to impeach Trump
by ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/sc-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-after-vote-to-impeach-trump

WSPY NEWS
— Kendall Co. Board Chair Scott Gryder Finalist for State GOP Chairman Job – James Wyman
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting a candidate forum.)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-co-board-chair-scott-gryder-finalist-for-state-gop-chairman-job/article_0be27e1c-6296-11eb-ad33-874aaab5c7cc.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cheerleader sues Northwestern, says she was harassed – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/report-cheerleader-sues-northwestern-says-she-was-/
— Marjorie Taylor Greene vows ‘I won’t back down’ as Democrats seek censure, resignation – Andrew Blake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those tried to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me in 2006 and who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, and my GAO employment in 1997.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/marjorie-taylor-greene-vows-i-wont-back-down-as-de/

BREITBART
— Twitter Suspends Spanish Political Party After ‘Stop Islamisation’ Campaign – CHRIS TOMLINSON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/01/30/twitter-suspends-spanish-political-party-after-stop-islamisation-campaign/
— Josh Mandel: Keep Ohio Red by Maintaining ‘Trump Coalition’ – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: What did the Republican Party leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality do to maintain a Trump coalition?)
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/01/30/josh-mandel-keep-ohio-red-by-maintaining-trump-coalition/
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Plan Will Impact Communities Far from Border – RANDY CLARK
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/01/30/clark-joe-bidens-immigration-plan-will-impact-communities-far-from-border/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Poll: Strong Majority of Americans Back the Hyde Amendment – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/poll-strong-majority-of-americans-back-the-hyde-amendment/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Activists Seek To Purge Suspected Pro-Trump White House Sign-Language Interpreter
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/activists-seek-to-purge-suspected-pro-trump-white-house-sign-language-interpreter/

BUZZ PAC REVIEW
— Tucker: Dems ‘seem that much more afraid now that Donald Trump has left office.’ But why? – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/30/tucker-dems-seem-that-much-more-afraid-now-that-donald-trump-has-left-office-but-why-1023389/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Yes There Is An Enemy Within’: Rep. Marjorie Greene – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/yes-there-is-an-enemy-within-rep-marjorie-greene_3678619.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-30-3

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Even-increasingly, Democrats push pot and LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536563-pennsylvania-lt-governor-to-defy-orders-against-weed-lgbtq-rights-flags
— Lawmakers offer bill to repeal cap on SALT deduction – NAOMI JAGODA
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap discourages marriage and it discourages homeownership. It should be increased to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/536533-lawmakers-offer-bill-to-repeal-cap-on-salt-deduction

REUTERS
— U.S. House Democrat Cori Bush to move office after confrontation with Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene – Richard Cowan
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-greene/u-s-house-democrat-to-move-office-after-confrontation-with-republican-lawmaker-idUSKBN29Y2YR?il=0

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How to fix what’s wrong with the Republican Party. Joe Biden is offering Republicans unity. Republicans should accept.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/how-fix-what-s-wrong-republican-party-n1256241

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Controversies Are Piling Up. Republicans Are Quiet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/us/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Shadow Lingers Over Divided G.O.P.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/us/politics/trump-republicans-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/greene-qanon-house-trump-republicans/2021/01/30/321b4258-623c-11eb-ac8f-4ae05557196e_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Curley: Conservatives need to cut out their thirst for progressive approval
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/30/curley-conservatives-need-to-cut-out-their-thirst-for-progressive-approval/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— It’s a scary time for conservatives – Michael Reagan
https://trib.com/opinion/columns/reagan-its-a-scary-time-for-conservatives/article_447cffe6-b4f3-5462-a3be-729d91ac16d2.html

NPR
— Where Have QAnon Supporters Gone?
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/962358038
— South Carolina GOP Censures Rep. Tom Rice Over Trump Impeachment Vote – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/30/962440542/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-over-trump-impeachment-vote

NEWSWEEK
— George W. Bush Wades Into GOP Civil War as Matt Gaetz Stirs Wyoming Revolt – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/george-w-bush-wades-gop-civil-war-matt-gaetz-stirs-wyoming-revolt-1565611

AXIOS
— Black Lives Matter movement nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.axios.com/black-lives-matter-nobel-peace-prize-e151417d-c857-4199-b555-be49b8096daf.html

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans are no longer a political party. They’re a mob. Only a handful of Republicans have renounced Trump, or his mob of violent supporters. That’s who their party is now
. (DIERSEN: Every Republican political organization in Illinois should expect that sooner or later, their hate-filled Trump-hating members will call for the organization a) to renounce Trump and b) to terminate their members who fail/refuse to renounce Trump.)
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/30/republicans-are-no-longer-a-political-party-theyre-a-mob/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The insurrection-loving members of Congress also have anti-LGBTQ histories. The extremism of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Lauren Boebert includes spewing bigoted remarks and harassing LGBTQ people.” Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me the most.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/insurrection-loving-members-congress-also-anti-lgbtq-histories/

January 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 3,751 new cases, 81 deaths Gov. JB Pritzker tours Lake County Fairgrounds mass vaccination site
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3751-new-cases-81-deaths/10066524/
— Army unveils more flexible rules for ponytails, nail color – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/society/army-unveils-more-flexible-rules-for-ponytails-nail-color/10061242/
— GOP to stay neutral should Donald Trump run for president again – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-to-stay-neutral-should-trump-run-for-president-again/10073870/

NBC5
— Broken by Trump, US Refugee Program Aims to Return Stronger. More than 100 U.S. resettlement offices closed during Trump’s term – Julie Watson
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/broken-by-trump-us-refugee-program-aims-to-return-stronger/2423361/
— Trump Cut Taxes for the Rich. Biden Wants to Raise Them. Presidents Joe Biden and Donald Trump were far apart on many issues — tax policy among them. – Greg Iacurci
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, you are rich if you are not on welfare.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-cut-taxes-for-the-rich-biden-wants-to-raise-them/2423229/

CBS2
— City Council Expands Protections For Immigrants, Blocks CPD From Cooperating With ICE – Todd Feurer
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage illegal immigration.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/27/city-council-expands-protections-for-immigrants-blocks-cpd-from-cooperating-with-ice/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago City Council closes loopholes in Welcoming City ordinance, ending police cooperation with federal immigration agents. JOHN BYRNE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-city-council-january-meeting-20210127-zcgpjpcrdzgkzko3u4qzvnratm-story.html
— Solutions to carjacking epidemic can come from the Black community too – JERALD MCNAIR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-carjackings-illinois-police-youth-parents-20210127-vwlurdpsqzhyjcb2f5unzljwvq-story.html
— State buys Near West Side building as part of Thompson Center exit plan | Lightfoot mum on chat with Vice President Kamala Harris | City landmarks Emmett Till house – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-thompson-center-emmett-till-landmark-foxx-public-defender-spin-20210128-hfy2fbfxb5ajnc33rjkudt6jpa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-cannabis-social-justice-st-0128-20210127-npaosnqqxrcz5nr4lfpjsgihpa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House Republicans, law enforcement urge Pritzker to veto ‘confusing, inoperable’ criminal justice reform bill. In a Zoom news conference Wednesday morning, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin said the state must “thoroughly and carefully address police reform and criminal justice reform, it is the right thing to do.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/27/22252868/house-republicans-law-enforcement-durkin-pritzker-veto-criminal-justice-reform-bill
— Mayor rebuffs plan to nix ban on downtown weed shops: ‘We’re not turning Michigan Ave. into pot paradise’ “My concern about the effect on the shopping and tourists jewel of our city really hasn’t changed one wit since the fall of 2019, when we first started wrestling with this issue,” Lightfoot said Wednesday. – Tom Schuba and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/1/27/22252781/illinois-dispensary-pot-cannabis-marijuana-downtown-brendan-reilly-lightfoot-exclusion-zone
— Democrat floats Trump censure as conviction grows unlikely. A censure would not hold the power of a conviction, but it would put the Senate on record as disapproving of Trump’s role in the insurrection, which came as Congress was counting electoral votes to confirm Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/27/22253356/democrat-floats-trump-censure-as-conviction-grows-unlikely
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you are an older White male Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America the more that Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/27/22252724/cancel-culture-english-literature-patrick-reardon-women-writers-african-american-writers

DAILY HERALD
— Oppose racial profiling – Bradley Williams, Mundelein
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210127/oppose-racial-profiling
(FROM THE LETTER: HB0038 is currently in committee of the Illinois House of Representatives. This bill should concern Illinoisans who aspire for a community so beautifully described by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as one where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” In a departure from Dr. King’s aspirations, HB0038 calls for consideration of race in the hiring process of public-school teachers. This would seem to violate several federal and state civil rights laws. Specifically, the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 which explains that a unit of the state cannot “subject a person to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of that person’s race, color, national origin, or gender,” as well as the language of the Illinois Human Rights Act which prohibits race-based discrimination in employment. While one component of HB0038 undermines Dr. King’s message through employment considerations, another does so through mandates of curriculum and instruction at the local level. Starting as early as elementary school, HB0038 would require students to learn curriculum based in a discipline of academia that places race as an essential and defining part of human interaction. In this model, one’s status as oppressor or oppressed is heavily determined by skin color. In one application of this curriculum, groups of third-grade students analyzed their racial and sexual identities according to “power and privilege” and then wrote reflections on their status as being either privileged or oppressed. One parent described the activities as “basically teaching racism.” Humbly, I submit, a society that places race as an essentially defining element of most human interaction is not one so admirably envisioned by Dr. King. With that in mind, Illinoisans should oppose HB0038.)
— GOP signals unwillingness to part with Trump after riot – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210127/news/301279993/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Proud Boys leader was government informant, records show – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/proud-boys-leader-was-government-informant-records-show

WCMY 1430
— Local Republicans to publicly express dissatisfaction with Cong. Kinzinger – Rick Koshko
https://www.1430wcmy.com/2021/01/27/local-republicans-to-publicly-express-dissatisfaction-with-cong-kinzinger/

WALLS 102
— Kinzinger’s office responds to LaSalle County Republican’s rally this weekend
https://www.walls102.com/lasalle-county-republicans-hosting-rally-against-u-s-rep-adam-kinzinger/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Illinois’ Indoctrination Centers–Government Schools – Kathy Valente
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always stressed a) that my parents sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod and b) that my parents had me baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.)
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/illinois-indoctrination-centers-government-schools/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— “ANTIRACISM” COMES TO THE HEARTLAND
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/antiracism-comes-to-the-heartland.html
— MARCH FOR LIFE CHICAGO DRAWS THOUSANDS ACROSS MIDWEST, ADVOCATING FOR HUMAN LIFE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/march-for-life-chicago-draws-thousands-across-midwest-to-advocate-for-sanctity-of-human-life.html
— WANT A CONSERVATIVE TAKE ON ILLINOIS NEWS? JOIN ILLINOIS REVIEW’S GROWING EMAIL LIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/want-a-conservative-take-on-illinois-news-join-illinois-reviews-growing-email-list.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,751 new confirmed and probable cases; 81 additional deaths; 2,931 hospitalized; 591 in the ICU; 4.5 percent average case positivity rate; 5.6 percent average test positivity rate; 33,698 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/27/3751-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-81-additional-deaths-2931-hospitalized-591-in-the-icu-45-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-56-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-33698-average-daily-doses/
— Goodbye begins to James R. Thompson Center
(DIERSEN: I worked for GAO in its Chicago office 1980-1997. My critics/opponents were furious that starting in 1990, I had a preferred corner office in GAO’s new space on the 7th floor of the new 200 West Adams building ( https://200westadams.com/ ) in the Loop.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/27/goodbye-begins-to-jrtc/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Schumer shames Republicans who challenged legality of Trump’s impeachment trial – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/27/chuck-schumer-shames-republicans-who-challenged-le/
— DHS issues new terror alert, warns that Jan. 6 attack emboldened extremists – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/27/dhs-issues-new-terror-alert-warns-jan-6-attack-emb/
— Liberals reinvent reality as the ‘After Trump’ era begins. In the new age, expect the media and government to suddenly resent any pushback against a sitting president. – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/27/liberals-reinvent-reality-as-the-after-trump-era-b/

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden’s 1st Week In Review: So Much Damage In So Little Time – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105793

FEDERALIST
— How The Supreme Court Made It Easier To Smear People As Racists And Scream The F-Word In Public. Instead of protecting true free speech, we’ve crushed the speech that matters most: the articulation and testing of the truth. – Jonathan Lange
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/27/how-the-supreme-court-made-it-easier-to-smear-people-as-racists-and-scream-the-f-word-in-public/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Left Wants to Transform and Nationalize Our Election System – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/25/the-left-wants-to-transform-and-nationalize-our-election-system/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Parents, this is a good week to think about ‘school choice’ – Bob Kellogg (DIERSEN: Democrat teachers focus on turning their students into good little Democrats.)
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2021/01/25/parents-this-is-a-good-week-to-think-about-school-choice

THE HILL
— Tens of thousands of voters drop Republican affiliation after Capitol riot – REID WILSON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will employers stop hiring Republicans, b) will employers get of their employees who are Republican, c) will organizations stop admitting members who are Republican, d) will organizations get rid of their members who are Republican, and e) will municipalities, townships, counties, states, and America officially stop Republicans from seeking oi holding government or political offices, getting educations, owning property, etc.?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536113-tens-of-thousands-of-voters-drop-republican-affiliation-after-capitol

NEW YORK TIMES
— For Trump’s Aggrieved Defenders, This Impeachment Confirms Everything. His supporters see his second impeachment, a historic first, as the culmination of years of unfair treatment. The belief’s ubiquity shows the resilience of his message and the power of conservative media. – Dionne Searcey
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/27/us/politics/trump-supporters-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans back away from confronting Trump and his loyalists after the Capitol insurrection, embracing them instead. – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/riot-republicans-trump-impeachment/2021/01/27/b13633fe-60b6-11eb-9061-07abcc1f9229_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Adam Kinzinger and Joe Walsh. In my opinion, my becoming the only active member in GAO’s Chicago office in a class action lawsuit that charged my GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation in 1988 when I was 40 years old was as serious as Kinzinger’s voting to impeach Trump in 2021 when he was 42 years old. My Democrat GAO superiors immediately threw me off audits of IRS and gave me an adverse job assignments, unfair performance expectations, and unfair performance appraisals. They might have succeeded in getting rid of me if Henry Hyde had not come to my defense. However, they continued to keep me off audits of IRS, to give me unfair performance expectations, to give me unfair performance appraisals, and to always rank me in the lower half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes. In 1997 they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.” They were furious that I became Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, Certified Government Financial Manager in 1994, Certified Financial Services Auditor in 1996, and Forensic Accountant in 1997 and that I earned a job-related master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 because the aforesaid frustrated their efforts to get rid of me. If I had had drinking problems like Kinzinger had, I would not have gotten jobs washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; or auditing federal agencies 1980-1997. IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974 and GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had had drinking problems like Kinzinger had, Loyola might not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul might not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT might not have accepted me in 1992. If I had had drinking problems like Kinzinger had, I doubt that I would have passed CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. Kinzinger is a veteran. Starting in 1966, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates always used my avoiding the draft against me.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/adam-kinzinger-republican-impeach-trump-capitol/2021/01/26/c544cc1e-55fa-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: He started drinking at age 16. He can remember drinking before school one morning, just to try to be cool. In his first semester at Illinois State, he joined a fraternity and came home with a 2.5 GPA. The next semester, he got a 0.8 and was kicked out. He spent the next six months living with his parents and working as a manager in the furniture section of a department store. He tried to date the daughter of a fellow store manager, only to learn that he forbade her from going out with him.)
— Large majorities of the region’s nursing home workers have declined the coronavirus vaccine – Rachel Chason, Rebecca Tan, Jenna Portnoy and Erin Cox
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/nursing-homes-vaccine-decline/2021/01/27/22a602f6-5fe2-11eb-afbe-9a11a127d146_story.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say U.S. Is More Divided, Doubt Biden Can Unite Americans
(DIERSEN: Under Biden, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will do even more to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)

https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/voters_say_u_s_is_more_divided_doubt_biden_can_unite_americans

January 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Joe Biden halts border wall building after Donald Trump’s final surge – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-halts-border-wall-building-after-trumps-final-surge/9882444/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 4,979 New Coronavirus Cases, 123 Additional Deaths Thursday. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Thursday’s new cases brought the statewide total number of confirmed cases to 1,086,333 since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-4979-new-coronavirus-cases-123-additional-deaths-thursday/2420106/
— In an Increasingly Suburbanized America, Do Republicans Still Have a Path to the Presidency?
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-hating hypocritical Republican-haters hypocritically move in to DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there. I should write a book about such hypocritical hate-filled hypocritical Republican-hating hypocritical home buyers in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/in-an-increasingly-suburbanized-america-do-republicans-still-have-a-path-to-the-presidency/2420058/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Just Move On: Republicans Grapple With Post-Trump Future. The transfer of power is especially intense this year as Republicans confront profound questions about what the party stands for without Donald Trump in charge.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/just-move-on-republicans-grapple-with-post-trump-future/2419859/

WTTW
— McConnell Seeks to Push Impeachment Trial to February – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/21/mcconnell-seeks-push-impeachment-trial-february

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/21/22242888/marijuana-pot-cannabis-illinois-grants-equity-restore-reinvest-renew-juliana-stratton
— Star-spangled banner still waves over us – Neil Steinberg
(DIERSEN: An 18-foot wide 12-foot high horizontal auditorium/gymnasium American Flag will hang 20-foot high on the back wall of my 20-foot wide by 40-foot deep Iron Gate Motor Condo in Naperville.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/21/22242564/biden-inauguration-speech-amanda-gorman-lady-gaga-presidential-election-capitol-riot-steinberg

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Panhandling complaints are up in Oak Brook, but police say federal court ruling prohibits enforcement – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-panhandling-enforcement-tl-0128-20210121-4fjbvhoz7negpbbhmfpgtwgxjm-story.html
— ‘A total failure’: The Proud Boys now mock Trump – SHEERA FRENKEL AND ALAN FEUER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/sns-nyt-proud-boys-mock-trump-20210121-cseirjsfxvetth3eibyw3ofm7u-story.html
— Thousands weigh in on proposal for new mosque in Naperville – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-islamic-center-plans-st-0122-20210121-pt7nqpfb3zcnxovrwhlh4lq2ge-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The ideas promoted in Trump’s flawed 1776 Report must be denounced.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-1776-report-commission-history-20210121-unksd7yzg5ajpphvcbf652jwmm-story.html
— Biden revokes Trump ban on some diversity training addressing white privilege, systemic racism – AP
(DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to not hire Republicans, b) to not retain Republicans, c) to not promote Republicans, and d) to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-biden-systemic-racism-diversity-inclusion-20210121-vvmorswr6bayznfdvhbscmbrs4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Pelosi vows action on impeachment trial: ‘We must do it’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210121/news/301219901/
— DuPage will have 2 new traffic courts when in-person business reopens Feb. 1 – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210121/dupage-will-have-2-new-traffic-courts-when-in-person-business-reopens-feb-1
— Local entrepreneur, former professional driver sworn in as newest McHenry County Board member – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210121/local-entrepreneur-former-professional-driver-sworn-in-as-newest-mchenry-county-board-member

FOX ILLINOIS
— ‘Just move on’: Republicans grapple with post-Trump future
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/just-move-on-republicans-grapple-with-post-trump-future-01-21-2021

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “It’s Not the End of the Party,” Says Pat Brady, the Man Who Did His Best to Elect Sean Casten
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/its-not-the-end-of-the-party-says-the-man-who-did-his-best-to-elect-sean-casten/
— Trump Pardons Former GOP Aspirant for State Senate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/trump-pardons-former-gop-aspirant-for-state-senate/
— Dan McConchie Critical of Trump Pardon for Former GOP Primary Opponent Casey Urlacher
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/dan-mcconchie-critical-of-trump-pardon-for-former-gop-primary-opponent-casey-urlacher/
— Buehler Seeks Applicants to Replace State Rep. Suzanne Ness on the County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/buehler-seeks-applicants-to-replace-state-rep-suzanne-ness-on-the-county-board/
— Reick Bill Would Move Woodstock Circle Ahead
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/reick-bill-would-move-woodstock-circle-ahead/
— A Comic Panel Which May Be a Commentary on Biden’s Inauguration
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/message-of-the-day-a-comic-panel/
— Gas Container Manufacturer Fined for Lack of Tightness of Fuel Containers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/gas-container-manufacturer-fined-for-lack-of-tightness-of-fuel-containers/
— UPDATED IL-14: Lauren Underwood No Longer Serving on Homeland Security, Education and Labor Committees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/underwood011721/
— House Republicans Feature Marty McLaughlan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/house-republicans-feature-marty-mclaughlan/
— Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act Reintroduced by Illinois Tag Team
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/dtpa012021/
— UPDATE with CANDIDATE CONTESTS – GOP Township February Primary Voting Open for Feb. 23rd Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/gop-township-fevruary-primary-voting-open-for-feb-23rd-election/
— FBI Billboards, Now in Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/20/fbi-billboards/

CAPITOL FAX
— Senate cancels next week’s scheduled session
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/21/senate-cancels-next-weeks-scheduled-session/
— 4,979 new confirmed and probable cases; 123 additional deaths; 3,281 hospitalized; 662 in ICU; 5.4 percent average case positivity rate; 6.5 percent average test positivity rate; 22,585 average daily doses; Regions 6 and 7 advance
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/21/4979-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-123-additional-deaths-3281-hospitalized-662-in-icu-54-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-65-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-22585-average-daily-doses-regio/
— FROM THE ARTICLE: From Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)…Adam is a friend of mine but in this case he made a mistake. People are very angry with him. They believe he overreacted before doing his homework. Instead of calling out those who broke the law, some who have now been proven not to be Trump supporters he joined Pelosi in a political impeachment not a legal one. Politically it becomes a problem. Locally Democrats are saying he supported Trump’s initiatives all these years and he did this just to try to get cover going into remapping. And Republicans also think the motive was political. He has a difficult road ahead.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/21/circular-firing-squad-intensifies/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rush Limbaugh denies legitimacy of presidential election as Biden administration begins – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/rush-limbaugh-denies-legitimacy-presidential-elect/
— Leftists in Portland protest Biden inauguration; vandalize Oregon Dem headquarters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/leftists-portland-protest-biden-inauguration-vanda/
— Rep. Greene files articles of impeachment against Biden – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/marjorie-taylor-greene-files-articles-impeachment-/
— Biden’s Oval Office features busts of Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/21/bidens-oval-office-features-busts-cesar-chavez-ros/

GOPUSA
— George Bush Called Clyburn A ‘Savior’ For Helping Biden To Get Elected
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105480
— Antifa Smashes Democrat Party HQ In Portland, Burns Old Glory In Seattle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105490

BREITBART
— U.S. Chamber to Joe Biden: You Can Help Americans by Importing Foreign Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/21/us-chamber-biden-help-americans-importing-foreign-workers/
— Millions Migrate to Google/Facebook/Twitter Alternatives – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/21/nolte-millions-migrate-to-google-facebook-twitter-alternatives/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Biden’s Hectoring Inaugural Address Bodes Ill For The Future – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/biden-s-hectoring-inaugural-address-bodes-ill-for-the-future

DAILY CALLER
— McConnell Proposes Delaying Impeachment Trial Until February To Give Trump Team Time
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/21/mcconnell-delaying-impeachment-trial-february-trump-legal-team-time-prepare/

FEDERALIST
— Google-Funded ‘Conservative’ Groups Tell Congress To Leave Google And Big Tech Alone – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/21/google-funded-conservative-groups-tell-congress-to-leave-google-and-big-tech-alone/

EPOCH TIMES
— Antifa in Seattle and Portland Smash Property, Oppose Biden, Police: ‘We Are Ungovernable’ – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/antifa-in-seattle-and-portland-smash-property-oppose-biden-police-we-are-ungovernable_3665544.html
— Florida Rep. Proposes Renaming Major Florida Highway ‘President Donald J. Trump Highway’ – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/florida-rep-proposes-renaming-major-florida-highway-president-donald-j-trump-highway_3665790.html

THE HILL
— Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535307-senate-democrats-file-ethics-complaint-against-hawley-cruz-over-capitol?rnd=1611264267
— Trump’s greatest legacy: The GOP now represents America’s workers – LIZ PEEK
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/535144-trumps-greatest-legacy-the-gop-now-represents-americas-workers

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump leaves behind diminished GOP. Three of the big power centers that drove the GOP’s last successful midterm campaign are no longer the same forces in party politics now.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/21/republican-party-future-460966

ROLL CALL
— Does the GOP have an opening with Black voters? – Stuart Rothenberg
(DIERSEN: According to Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO political consultants, a) for every White that you drive out of the Republican Party, two minorities will join, b) for every male that you drive out, two females will join, c) for every older person that you drive out, two younger people will join, d) for every Trump supporter that you drive out, two Trump-haters will join, e) for every conservative that you drive out, two moderates/liberals will join, f) for every heterosexual that you drive out, two LGBTQers will join, g) for every married person that you drive out, two non-married people will join, h) for every non-poor person that you drive out, two poor people will join, i) for every gun owner that you drive out, two non-gun owners will join, j) for every Christian that you drive out, two non-Christians will join, k) for every Protestant that you drive out, two non-Protestants will join, l) for every Italian American that you drive out, two non-Italian Americans will join, m) for every German American that you drive out, two non-German Americans will join, and n) for everyone whose ancestors have been in America for a long time that you drive out, two whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time will join.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/01/21/does-the-gop-have-an-opening-with-black-voters/

ABC NEWS
— Biden revokes Trump order banning some diversity training – AP (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion a) to not hire Republicans, b) to not retain Republicans, c) to not promote Republicans, and d) to get rid of Republicans.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/biden-revokes-trump-order-banning-diversity-training-75409741

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why the right’s machine of opposition is in for some tough times.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/21/why-rights-machine-opposition-is-some-tough-times/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden calls for LGBTQ protections in day-one executive order, angering conservatives.” How soon, if not already, will your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, America, and the world officially banish all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ? I should write a book about what Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, America, and the world have done already to banish individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about what the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party have done to banish those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/01/21/biden-executive-order-transgender-lgbtq/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The GOP Hit Rock Bottom. Can Conservatives Recover? If reasonable Republicans want to hold off the far left, they will have to stop the rise of the far right. – Garry Kasparov (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs want to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to drive the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-gop-hit-rock-bottom-can-conservatives-recover-11611270946
— Facebook Refers Trump Account Suspension to Oversight Board. Social-media giant says decision from independent panel would be binding, can’t be overruled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg – Sarah E. Needleman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-refers-trump-account-suspension-to-oversight-board-11611251506

BLOOMBERG
— Biden Spokeswoman Says Stimulus ‘Designed’ to Draw GOP support.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-21/biden-spokeswoman-says-stimulus-designed-to-draw-gop-support

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “‘It’s Got A Great Ring To It’: Conservative Personalities Warm To Trump ‘Patriot Party’ With QAnon Roots.” Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs want to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to drive the base of the Republican Party out of the Republican Party, that is, they want to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/21/its-got-a-great-ring-to-it-conservative-personalities-warm-to-trump-patriot-party-with-qanon-roots/

NEWSWEEK
— Dear Conservatives: Big Corporations are Not Your Friends – JUSTIN HASKINS, EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, THE HEARTLAND INSTITUTE
https://www.newsweek.com/dear-conservatives-big-corporations-are-not-your-friends-opinion-1563038

NEWS TRIBUNE
— Trump: Before long, we’ll be missing him – M.L. JOHNSON
https://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article248664025.html

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— Media Trust Hits New Low – Felix Salmon
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/media-trust-hits-new-low,184719

LSX MAGAZINE
— 90-Year-Old Veteran Buys 2021 Corvette For His Birthday – ANDY BOLIG
(DIERSEN: I am only 72 years old. I recently bought an Iron Gate Motor Condo. I bought a 2016 Ford Mustang when I was 67 and a 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max when I was 64.)
https://www.lsxmag.com/news/90-year-old-veteran-buys-2021-corvette-for-his-birthday/

January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mitch McConnell: Donald Trump ‘provoked’ Capitol siege, mob ‘fed lies’ about election – AP
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mcconnell-trump-provoked-capitol-siege-mob-fed-lies/9813121/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 4,318 new cases, 33 deaths; Chicago, suburban counties move to Tier 2 IDPH announces changes to mitigation metrics, allowing several regions to relax restrictions – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4318-new-covid-19-cases-33-deaths/9813625/
— Multiple National Guard members removed from Biden inauguration – APB
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist groups. They, their operatives, and their dupes succeeded in ending my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/multiple-national-guard-members-removed-from-biden-inauguration/9815297/
— Stores drop MyPillow after CEO pushes election conspiracies – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/stores-drop-mypillow-after-ceo-pushes-election-conspiracies/9816664/

NBC5
— MyPillow’s CEO, a Trump Supporter, Says Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s Stopped Selling His Products – Lauren Thomas
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/mypillows-ceo-a-trump-supporter-says-bed-bath-beyond-kohls-stopped-selling-his-products/2418662/
— McConnell Says Trump ‘Fed Lies’ to Mob About Biden Election. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks are his most severe and public rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/mcconnell-says-trump-fed-lies-to-mob-about-biden-election/2418767/

CBS2
— City Hall, County Building, State Office Buildings To Be Closed Tomorrow As Precaution For Biden Inauguration
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/19/city-hall-county-building-to-be-closed-tomorrow-as-precaution-for-biden-inauguration/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘We did what we came here to do’: Trump bids farewell to White House in video – Chris Williams
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/we-did-what-we-came-here-to-do-trump-bids-farewell-to-white-house-in-video

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago City Hall, Cook County building closed Wednesday as ‘precautionary step’ because of Biden inauguration in Washington – GREGORY PRATT, JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-city-hall-cook-county-building-closed-inauguration-20210119-6bqm3ncs2rbeldjniq6nz7buoe-story.html
— Heather Steans resigning from Illinois Senate, Madigan moves out of Springfield digs | Illinois GOP, Democrats on Biden’s inauguration tomorrow | Chicago Teachers Union mulls another strike – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-steans-resigning-lahood-rush-biden-spin-20210119-nbkzwrrtazeqlbloder3ij52q4-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to close loopholes that let Chicago police cooperate with immigration agents clears committee: ‘We will finally make Chicago a true sanctuary city’ – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-immigrants-lightfoot-loophole-20210119-5xt4w7pfwjgynb2rrbwss2edgi-story.html
— Why all Americans should be rooting for Joe Biden’s success – Editorial
(DIERSEN: Democrats, libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs rooted for Trump’s failure.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-biden-inauguration-20210119-akc5kgvwovb4dcwcmai5pksnme-story.html
— Smile, you’re on an FBI tip list! US Capitol rioters couldn’t resist taking selfies – CLARENCE PAGE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-capitol-selfies-trump-cruz-page-20210119-xr742caoajfshilffm472e6yca-story.html
— GOP Lake County election official retires; two election complaints dismissed – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-election-board-changes-st-0120-20210119-lxaebcqazzd7jmdg5bj6xt3pei-story.html
— Trump is not the first president to snub an inauguration – JACEY FORTIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/featured/sns-nyt-residents-who-skipped-inaugurations-20210119-oxhlrwp3bba6nncdy25qgfqjn4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Biden immigration plan opposed by GOP, conservative groups. Several pro-immigration groups, meanwhile, said they would press Biden to go even further and take steps such as an immediate moratorium on deportations, detentions and new arrests. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/19/22239640/biden-immigration-plan-opposed-by-gop-conservative-groups
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “It’s a mass amnesty for almost the entire population of illegal immigrants living in the United States — people who broke our laws to get here and stay here,” said Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He added, “A mass amnesty with no safeguards and no strings attached is a nonstarter.” “There are many issues I think we can work cooperatively with President-elect Biden, but a blanket amnesty for people who are here unlawfully isn’t going to be one of them,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who is often a central player in Senate immigration battles. That view was shared by Mark Krikorian, executive director of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies, which favors curbing immigration. “Past proposals at least accepted the concept of turning off the faucet and mopping up the overflow. This is nothing but mopping up and letting the faucet continue to run,” Krikorian said. The top lobbyist for NumbersUSA, which also wants to limit immigration, agreed that without changes, the measure seemed destined to receive little if any GOP support. “They’re just going straight-up amnesty,” said the lobbyist, Rosemary Jenks. She said that made the measure likely to fail in the Senate, where it would need at least 10 Republicans to join all 50 Democrats to overcome a filibuster that would kill the measure.)
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Committee eliminates exceptions to Chicago’s Welcoming City Ordinance. Mayor Lori Lightfoot had promised to prevent Chicago Police officers from working with immigration agents by eliminating loopholes that allowed police to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in certain circumstances. – Fran Spielman and Elvia Malagón
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/19/22238629/immigrants-chicago-federal-ice-immigration-customs-enforcement-welcoming-city-ordinance
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Long after Trump is gone, the cancer of Trump will threaten to destroy our nation. The barbarians are now within.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/19/22238881/trump-supporters-maga-political-extremism

DAILY HERALD
— Police investigate minor confrontation between Trump demonstrators in Schaumburg – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210119/police-investigate-minor-confrontation-between-trump-demonstrators-in-schaumburg
— President Trump wishes Biden luck without naming him in farewell video – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210119/watch-president-trump-wishes-biden-luck-without-naming-him-in-farewell-video
— ‘We followed the law’: Mount Prospect candidates feel vindicated by ruling – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210119/we-followed-the-law-mount-prospect-candidates-feel-vindicated-by-ruling
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kane County Board members consider lifting recreational marijuana ban – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210119/kane-county-board-members-consider-lifting-recreational-marijuana-ban

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Durbin, Duckworth ask Illinois’ U.S. attorneys to prosecute Capitol rioters. A joint letter urges federal law enforcement here to prioritize cases against those who stormed Congress. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/durbin-duckworth-ask-illinois-us-attorneys-prosecute-capitol-rioters

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— McClure appointed to Senate GOP leadership role – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/19/mcclure-appointed-senate-gop-leadership-role/4203371001/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— IL Revises Coronavirus Tiers, Will Prioritize Inmate Vaccinations. Inmates — like residents of other congregate settings — will get the vaccine before those younger than 65 with high-risk medical conditions. – J. Ryne Danielson,
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/il-revises-coronavirus-tiers-will-prioritize-inmate-vaccinations

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “You Black Boys” Wouldn’t Support 1973 Mineral Extraction Bill Put Forth by Southern Illinois State Reps.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/you-black-boys-didnt-support-1973-mineral-extraction-bill-put-forth-by-southern-illinois-state-reps/
— GOP Township February Primary Voting Open for Feb. 23rd Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/gop-township-fevruary-primary-voting-open-for-feb-23rd-election/
— IL-6: Sean Casten on Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/il-6-sean-casten-on-republicans/
— Pritzker Administration Dishes Out More Money While Seeking Higher Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/pritzker-administration-dishes-out-more-money-while-seeking-higher-taxes/
— Pro-Life Leader Joe Scheidler, R.I.P.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/joe-scheidler-r-i-p/
— Casinos Open, Restaurants – Not So Much
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/casinos-open-restaurants-not-so-much/
— Illinois Moves Up One Notch on U-Haul List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/illinois-moves-up-one-notch-on-u-haul-list/
— Jim Tobin Opposes Federal Bailout of State Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/jim-tobin-opposes-federal-bailout-of-state-government/
— Mike Buehler Spends $78,000 in Successful McHenry County Board Race during Last Quarter of 2020
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/19/mike-buehler-spends-78000-in-successful-mchenry-county-board-race-during-last-quarter-of-2020/

CAPITOL FAX
— Kinzinger says GOP heading for internal showdown
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/19/kinzinger-says-gop-heading-for-internal-showdown/
— 4,318 new confirmed and probable cases; 33 additional deaths; 3,335 hospitalized; 713 in ICU; 5.7 percent case positivity rate; 6.9 percent test positivity rate; Some regions opened up
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/19/4318-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-33-additional-deaths-3335-hospitalized-713-in-icu-57-percent-case-positivity-rate-69-percent-test-positivity-rate-some-regions-opened-up/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— McConnell: Trump ‘fed lies’ to violent mob attacking U.S. Capitol – Alex Swoyer
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/19/mitch-mcconnell-donald-trump-fed-lies-to-violent-m/

GOPUSA
— Senate Returns; McConnell Says Trump ‘Provoked’ Mob That Attacked Capitol, ‘Fed Them Lies’
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105400

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Weaponizing The Past – KURT HOFER
(DIERSEN: What percent of students today a) believe that Confederate soldiers were Republicans and b) believe that Union soldiers were Democrats?)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/stanley-payne-on-weaponizing-the-past/

BLAZE
— GOP leaders, VP Pence to ditch President Trump’s send-off. McConnell, McCarthy will attend church with President-elect Joe Biden instead. Politicians’ priorities. – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/gop-leaders-ditch-trump-sendoff

ONE NEWS NOW
— In fractured country, Left determined it will define ‘unity’ and punish dissenters
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/19/in-fractured-country-left-determined-it-will-define-unity-and-punish-dissenters

WESTERN JOURNAL
— Tucker Carlson Reveals What He Thinks Is the Real Reason for the Massive Military Presence in DC – Grant Atkinson
https://www.westernjournal.com/tucker-carlson-reveals-thinks-real-reason-massive-military-presence-dc/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “So no matter what they are telling you, those 26,000 federal troops are not there for your safety,” Carlson said on Monday night’s segment of “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “Instead, unmistakably, the Democratic Party is using those troops to send the rest of us a message about power: ‘We’re in charge now.’”)

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter Shares Fall Even More Following Trump Ban – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-shares-fall-even-more-following-trump-ban_3662630.html

THE HIILL
— McConnell: Trump ‘provoked’ crowd that stormed Capitol – ALEXANDER BOLTON
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/534804-mcconnell-trump-provoked-crowd-that-stormed-capitol

HUFFINGTON POST
— San Diego’s First Gay Mayor Of Color Plans To Reshape America’s ‘Finest City’ Democrat Todd Gloria is eager to blaze a trail for a new generation of LGBTQ lawmakers as well as scale up how California views its second-largest city. – Curtis M. Wong
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrat municipalities, Democrat townships, Democrat counties, Democrat states, and America officially ban Republicans from seeking or holding government offices, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? How soon, if not already, will RINO organizations officially require their leaders to be at least three, four, five, six+ of the following: Trump-hater, moderate/liberal, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, not married, poor, non-Christion, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or their Ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/san-diego-mayor-todd-gloria-interview_n_5fb5b77ac5b6f00bd84d3bf8

ABC NEWS
— Fully break or remain loyal: Republican voters reckon with GOP’s future after Trump. Some voters are hoping for a Trumpian successor, just not Trump himself. – Kendall Karson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/fully-break-remain-loyal-republican-voters-reckon-gops/story?id=75330723

CNN
— McConnell says Capitol riot mob “provoked” by Trump – Alex Rogers
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.cnn.com/webview/politics/live-news/biden-inauguration-dc-security-01-19-21/h_8b7dfc864e294d6e71073ffcfebb2107
— Two Army National Guard members removed from inauguration duty – Barbara Starr, Oren Liebermann and Zachary Cohe
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist groups. They, their operatives, and their dupes succeeded in ending my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/19/politics/national-guard-removed-inauguration-duty/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Twelve National Guard troops removed from inaugural protection, two for possible links to extremist groups.
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist groups. They, their operatives, and their dupes succeeded in ending my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/politics/national-guard-extremist-pentagon.html
— McConnell, weighing impeachment vote, says mob that assaulted the Capitol was ‘provoked by the president.’ – Nicholas Fandos
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/us/politics/mcconnell-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— McConnell blames Trump for having ‘provoked’ mob – John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz and Felicia Sonmez
(DIERSEN: Trump-supporters believe that Trump wanted a Big Demonstration, but not a Capitol Riot. Will Kinzinger use McConnell to officially call for all Republicans to officially disavow Trump or leave the Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/19/inauguration-biden-trump-live-updates/
— Lawmakers who objected to election results have been cut off from 20 of their 30 biggest corporate PAC donors – Douglas MacMillan and Jena McGregor
(DIERSEN: How much clout do your critics/opponents have to harm you? How strongly do they threaten to use that clout? How strongly have they used that clout? My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who demand that recipients of their money do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and failing that, b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. Previously, they demanded that recipients of their money a) end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, b) end my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, c) end my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, d) end my Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and e) end my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/19/gop-corporate-pac-funding/

RUSMUSSEN REPORTS
— Americans Pessimistic About U.S. Race Relations on Eve of Biden Inauguration
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to make minorities hate Republicans, and especially to make minorities hate Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans and see minorities as being their soldiers in their Army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/social_issues/americans_pessimistic_about_u_s_race_relations_on_eve_of_biden_inauguration

January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago protest expected as Illinois, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration Day Illinois State Capitol fortified as National Guard responds across country. – Evelyn Holmes and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protest-expected-as-il-braces-for-possible-unrest-leading-to-inauguration/9711806/
— Trump joins these other presidents who have skipped inaugurations – Ethan Cohen, Liz Stark and Adam Levy
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-joins-these-other-presidents-who-have-skipped-inaugurations/9475563/
— Tax filing season delayed, will start February 12: IRS – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/tax-filing-season-delayed-until-february-irs/9699780/

NBC5
— Trump Trial Pending, McConnell Calls It ‘Vote of Conscience’ Many Democrats have pushed for an immediate impeachment trial to hold Trump accountable and prevent him from holding future office – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-trial-pending-mcconnell-calls-it-vote-of-conscience/2417512/
— Donor Backlash Fuels GOP Alarm About Senate Fundraising. The GOP already faces a difficult Senate map in 2022, when 14 Democratic-held seats and 20 Republican ones will be on the ballot. – Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/donor-backlash-fuels-gop-alarm-about-senate-fundraising/2417693/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Are Republicans headed for a pro-Trump, anti-Trump civil war? ‘Hell yes, we are,’ says Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger. – ALEXANDER BURNS AND JONATHAN MARTIN
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, that is, ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-republicans-adam-kinzinger-20210116-gns2nfnjpfbdhc2xljwb34hnee-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans on both sides of the conflict are acknowledging openly that they are headed for a showdown. “Hell yes, we are,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump. Kinzinger was equally blunt when asked how he and other anti-Trump Republicans could dilute the president’s clout in primaries. “We beat him,” he said.)
— Cook County watchdog report finds former Stroger Hospital nurse was high during emergency room shift from eating cannabis – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-stroger-hospital-nurse-cannabis-pat-blanchard-inspector-general-20210116-xdtxkfsjkfgwrcbdqpofw25tgu-story.html
— Man drank and smoked marijuana for hours before killing man in Logan Square who he thought was rival gang member, prosecutors say
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-logan-square-murder-bond-court-20210115-eikq6g233ra6da5xbxwq3ojrke-story.html
— Virginia man arrested with fake inaugural credentials, loaded gun and 500 rounds of ammo – CATHY BURKE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ny-arrest-virginia-man-fake-inaugural-pass-guns-20210116-jzkhkclqq5d6fmayfwmvdpviui-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-civil-war-imagery-far-right-talk-20210116-kmeckbauyrdwph6prkpslsoepe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Thank Trump for a more subdued, less glitzy presidential inaugural this year. Sneed has attended many inaugurations, but none with such an ominous pall hovering over them. – Michael Sneed
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/15/22233368/sneed-inaugural-joseph-biden-donald-trump-ivanka-bill-clinton-george-bush-capitol-insurrection

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Data shows true ‘State of the State’ in Illinois A win against COVID-19 will help Illinois’ struggling economy, but it will not undo the damage from decades of mismanagement and corruption in Springfield. – ORPHE DIVOUNGUY
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/orphe-divounguy-economy/data-shows-true-state-state-illinois

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Marijuana money could help ‘right the wrongs’ – Ken DeCoster
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republican pot pushers and Republican police caused all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/01/16/rockford-city-council-backs-cannabis-fund/4165760001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois nurse was high during emergency room shift from eating cannabis – Alice Yin
https://www.pantagraph.com/illinois-nurse-was-high-during-emergency-room-shift-from-eating-cannabis-watchdog-report-says/article_6735f0ef-b91f-57f0-b732-ab8ced2dceca.html

SOUTHWEST NEWS HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump, that is, ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Kinzinger to destroy the Illinois Republican Party.
https://swnewsherald.com/kinzinger-may-be-new-face-of-state-gop-p6951-113.htm

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/some-in-the-gop-parrot-far-right-talk-of-a-coming-civil-war/article_a279892f-4296-5ca0-bd99-b880a6aec575.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump supporters among those seeking Jan. 20 protest permits – AP
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Democrats and RINOs will ban any kind of protest by Republicans.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-supporters-among-those-seeking-jan-20-protest-permits

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/when-white-extremism-seeps-mainstream#stream/0
— Federal Prisons On Lockdown Because Of ‘Current Events’ – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/federal-prisons-lockdown-because-current-events#stream/0

WGLT
— How To Clear Your Cannabis Arrest Record Without Waiting For Automatic Expungement – TIM SHELLEY
(DIERSEN: If you never used an illegal drug like me and if you will never use an illegal drug like me, why is that? I credit my outstanding parents a) who had me baptized, raised, and conformed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran and b) who sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961 and then to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/qa-how-clear-your-cannabis-arrest-record-without-waiting-automatic-expungement#stream/0

KSDK
— Protesters call for Rep. Mike Bost to resign following vote to object election results. Dozens of protesters gathered on Saturday. – Jasmine Payoute
https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/protesters-call-for-rep-mike-bost-to-resign-following-vote-to-object-election-results/63-6829a2f5-e419-437b-ab4d-1d8316b7acdf

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Catalina Lauf’s Defense of Freedom PAC Wrapped 2020 with $35,000 Cash on Hand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/lauf011621/
— State Rep. Ralph Capparelli, R.I.P.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/ralph-capparelli-r-i-p/
— Boarding Up Windows/Doors at State Capitol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/boarding-up-windows-doors-at-state-capitol/
— Madigan’s Name No Longer in Rotunda
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/madigans-name-no-longer-in-rotunda/
— Wilcox Requests Valentines for Seniors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/wilcox-requests-valentines-for-seniors/
— Senator Calls for Emails to Governor Against Criminal Justice Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/senator-calls-for-emails-to-governor-against-criminal-justice-legislation/
— Getting Rid of School Resource Officers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/getting-rid-of-school-resource-officers/
— Ugaste Reflects on Springfield Week
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/ugaste-reflects-on-springfield-week/
— New State Reps. Suzanne Ness & Martin McLaughlan Sworn In
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/new-state-reps-suzanne-ness-martin-mclaughlan-sworn-in/
— 11.1% of Algonquin Township Residents Live Outside of Municipalities
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/7-7-of-algonquin-township-residents/
— House Dems Not Social Distancing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/15/message-of-the-day-social-distancing-2/
— IL-6: Casten on Trump Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/il-6-casten-on-trump-impeachment/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Parler’s fight is every American’s fight – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/15/parlers-fight-every-americans-fight/

FOX NEWS
— Liberals ‘ostracizing, ridiculing’ conservatives with frequent rhetoric comparing them to Hitler, terrorists. Latest talking point by media, Hollywood, other Dems, is that Trump and his supporters are essentially terrorists. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/liberals-ridiculing-conservatives-frequent-rhetoric-hitler-terrorists

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Bill addressing racial inequity in education sent to Gov. Pritzker, local leaders welcome changes
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bill-addressing-racial-inequity-in-education-sent-to-gov-pritzker-local-leaders-welcome-changes/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: African-American and Latino students make up about 68% of Peoria Public Schools. This means a bill passed by the Illinois House and Senate on racial inequity in education would be especially impactful to the district. “It’s definitely significant (because of) our minority numbers, and then our low-income numbers are in the 70s. So this speaks to us,” said Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Peoria Public Schools Superintendent.)

BREITBART
— Big Business: Joe Biden’s Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Is a Legislative Priority – JOHN BINDER
(DIERSEN: Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/16/big-business-joe-bidens-amnesty-illegal-aliens-legislative-priority/
— Joe Biden Drafts ‘Most Aggressive’ Amnesty Plan – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Big Business, Democrats, and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/16/politico-joe-biden-drafts-most-aggressive-amnesty-plan/

TOWNHALL
— Sen. Rand Paul Warns About a Mass Exodus from the Republican Party – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/16/sen-rand-paul-issues-a-stark-warning-to-the-republican-party-n2583239

DAILY WIRE
— New Migrant Caravan Forms In Honduras Looking To Make The ‘Deadly Journey’ To The United States – Ian Haworth
https://www.dailywire.com/news/new-migrant-caravan-forms-in-honduras-looking-to-make-the-deadly-journey-to-the-united-states

PJ MEDIA
— Biden to Propose a ‘Path to Citizenship’ For 11 Million Illegal Aliens – RICK MORAN
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see illegal aliens as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/01/16/biden-to-propose-a-path-to-citizenship-for-11-million-illegal-aliens-n1389898

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Showcases List of Trump Presidency Accomplishments – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-publishes-list-of-trump-presidency-accomplishment_3659333.html
— 55 People Died in US After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines: Reporting System – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/55-people-died-in-us-after-receiving-covid-19-vaccines-reporting-system_3659152.html

NBC5
— Democrats have a new tool to undo Trump’s ‘midnight rule-making.’ But there’s a catch. Democrats have never reversed a rule through the Congressional Review Act, which was created to allow legislators to rein in the executive branch. – Suzy Khimm

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/democrats-have-new-tool-undo-trump-s-midnight-rule-making-n1253901

REUTERS
— U.S. Senate Republican asks tech firms to explain account, content removals – David Shepardson, Nandita Bose
(DIERSEN: Elected officials who hate conservatives want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-tech-senate/update-1-us-senate-republican-asks-tech-firms-to-explain-account-content-removals-idUSL1N2JQ31Z

CNBC
— Progressive group urges corporations to halt donations to conservative Federalist Society after riot – Brian Schwartz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who have blamed a) my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, and c) Illinois Center Right Coalition the most for losses that Republican candidates have suffered in Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/15/federalist-society-under-fire-after-leader-spoke-at-pro-trump-rally-before-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Facebook will temporarily stop showing ads for gun accessories and military gear. – Isabella Grullón Paz
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/politics/facebook-will-temporarily-stop-showing-ads-for-gun-accessories-and-military-gear.html
— Amid Fears of Inauguration Violence, Man With Gun Is Arrested in Washington, but Calls It ‘Honest Mistake’ The man told a reporter he had been working a security job in the capital.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/16/us/inauguration-day-biden

WASHINGTON POST
— State capitols boarded up, fenced off, patrolled by troops – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/state-capitols-boarded-up-fenced-off-patrolled-by-troops/2021/01/16/6e63acd0-5861-11eb-acc5-92d2819a1ccb_story.html
— If Biden really wants to unify the country, here’s the olive branch he must extend to conservatives – Gary Abernathy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/if-biden-really-wants-unify-country-heres-olive-branch-he-must-extend-conservatives/
— Leaders in Mexico and Poland look to curb power of social media giants after Trump bans – Adam Taylor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/01/16/mexico-poland-social-media-trump/
— Capitols brace for potentially violent protests Sunday
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/16/capitol-protests-live-updates-inauguration-security/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump-Pence relationship may set lowest bar yet.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/15/power-up-trump-pence-relationship-may-set-lowest-bar-yet/

USA TODAY
— ‘They want to take your speech away,’ censorship cry unites Trump supporters and extremists after Capitol attack – Jessica Guynn
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— There should be consequences for nixing constitutionally protected speech on social media – Robert Robb
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/robertrobb/2021/01/15/twitter-youtube-should-have-consequences-cutting-off-speech/4161765001/

SUN SENTINEL
— Trump rallies held across South Florida to ‘support the real president’ – WAYNE K. ROUSTAN
https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-ne-pro-trump-rallies-south-florida-20210116-4qw3j2rnr5cazc35ub64rjxys4-story.html

SALT LAKE CITY FOX
— Trump supporters rally in West Jordan – Diego Romo
https://www.fox13now.com/news/politics/trump-supporters-rally-in-west-jordan

BLOOMBERG
— Parler CEO Goes Into Hiding Blaming Amazon Flak, Death Threats
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-16/parler-ceo-goes-into-hiding-blaming-amazon-flak-death-threats

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Wheaton College faculty and staff who condemn Capitol violence and rebuke Trump.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2021/01/15/wheaton-college-faculty-and-staff-condemn-capitol-violence-and-rebuke-donald-trump/

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Biden Begins Presidency With Positive Ratings; Trump Departs With Lowest-Ever Job Mark. 68% of public does not want Trump to remain a major political figure in the future.”
https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2021/01/15/biden-begins-presidency-with-positive-ratings-trump-departs-with-lowest-ever-job-mark/

GM AUTHORITY
— Florida Man Buys Himself 2021 Corvette For 90th Birthday – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2021/01/florida-man-buys-himself-2021-corvette-for-90th-birthday/