January 20 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 19 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 15 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 14 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 9 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 7 Morning Edition

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois pot pushers, that is Illinois Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make it clear that they want everyone in Illinois to be a big time stoner. To push pot on an individual, on an organization, on a company, on a government, and/or on a country is to destroy that individual, that organization, that company, that government, and/or that country. 
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/07/pot-dispensary-short-supply/

ABC7
— Hackers-for-hire in Iran have already fired first shots in Illinois, Indiana – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/5820134/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pro-abortion rights groups rally in Lockport in response to U.S. Rep. Lipinski request of Roe v. Wade review – MEGANN HORSTEAD (DIERSEN: What have the candidates on the March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballot in your precinct done to oppose abortion?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-lipinski-abortion-protest-st-0107-20200107-rg7y4kofavaw7ooidw7cauygci-story.html
— McHenry County prosecutor acts to expunge about 1,900 low-level marijuana convictions – Robert McCoppin (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-conviction-expungements-mchenry-20200107-4pqjlqvmovdp3gxyt5wv3c4lue-story.html
— Local residents file as delegates to presidential candidates for March 17 primary election – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-delegates-tl-0109-20200107-qfy2rbzflvexza7wyndzvw22ni-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans, 9th Congressional district Maine Township Republican Committeeman Char Foss-Eggemann and Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, both of Park Ridge, have filed as delegates to President Donald Trump. They are two of three Trump delegates within the 9th Congressional District, with the third slot belonging to Kenneth Jochum, a recently appointed Wheeling Township trustee from Arlington Heights.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-trump-iran-nightmare-20200107-jczwe2umhfhmrcd74nhrx63v6e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALMOST ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: New CPS-CTU fight over veteran teacher pay could hold up entire contract that ended historic teachers strike Schools officials promised to hand out $25 million over five years to the district’s most experienced teachers. But exactly how to dole out that money is now up for debate. – Nader Issa (DIERSEN: What work experience do you have? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn the work experience that I have. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/7/21046979/cps-ctu-teachers-strike-union-schools-veteran-pay

HERALD NEWS
— Abortion rights advocates protest Lipinski at his Lockport office – ALEX ORTIZ (DIERSEN: What have the candidates on the March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballot in your precinct done to oppose abortion?)
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/06/abortion-rights-advocates-protest-lipinski-at-his-lockport-office/dn3gslo/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/business/illinois-shops-excited-to-sell-bongs-as-pot-law-takes/article_e6cf4d4c-ec81-5f20-9428-649c789e5d40.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Outmigration has cost Illinois $12B – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents focus on driving out of Illinois, out of DuPage County, out of Milton Township, and out of Wheaton those who share my demographics. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Outmigration-has-cost-Illinois-12B-14953831.php

KENOSHA NEWS
— Wisconsin becoming a new relocation target for Illinois residents – James Lawson (DIERSEN: But what if the Democrats succeed in destroying Wisconsin like they have succeeded in destroying Illinois?)
https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/business/wisconsin-becoming-a-new-relocation-target-for-illinois-residents/article_d0ee829b-2416-5887-82e8-0c912deb4d22.html

WZAW
— OUTSTANDING: FROM THE ARTICLE: Thirty-two other states, including neighboring Illinois and Iowa, have declared English as their official language, according to U.S. English, a citizen’s group that works to preserve the language.
https://www.wsaw.com/fox/content/news/GOP-resurrects-bill-to-make-English-official-language-566776401.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— New Law Allows Illinois To Offer MAP Grants To Marginalized Students – SAM DUNKLAU (DIERSEN: Did you register for the draft? I did in 1966 when I was 18 years old. I was classified 1-A for draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ). Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for my getting student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted veterans in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office.) 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-law-allows-illinois-offer-map-grants-marginalized-students#stream/0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: More Illinois students now qualify for college financial aid. State government will now offer money to students who might have been disqualified from getting federal help. Those students largely fall into two categories: those who are undocumented because they immigrated to the U.S. as children, and transgender students who did not register for the draft.)

DAILY NORTHWESTERN
— Evanston outlines plan for reparations – Emma Edmund (DIERSEN: Do those who represent you on your city council favor or oppose reparations? If they favor reparations, how much reparations do they want you to pay? Overwhelmingly, those who favor reparations want those who have the following demographics to pay the most reparations: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://dailynorthwestern.com/2020/01/06/city/evanston-outlines-plan-for-reparations/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— State Rep. Celina Villanueva is expected to be named a state senator tonight when Cook County Democratic Committee members meet to fill the seat vacated by Martin Sandoval. The committee members will interview candidates that come forward for the 11th legislative Senate district position. Villanueva has already stated her interest, and she separately filed petitions to run for the Senate seat outright in 2020, presuming she’d first be appointed. Assuming Villanueva succeeds, Edgar Gonzalez Jr., a constituency services liaison for Congressman Chuy Garcia, has gathered signatures to run for her state rep seat. Gonzalez also hopes to first be appointed to the position, if Villanueva secures Sandoval’s seat. Both Villanueva and Gonzalez are backed by Garcia and House Speaker Mike Madigan, whose seat overlaps the 11th District. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST (DIERSEN: Do your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations endorse candidates a) when vacancies occur and/or b) in primary elections? If not, why not? Do you want your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations to make such endorsements? If so, what input do you want your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain to have?)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/07/28-mayors-endorsing-lipinski-done-deal-to-replace-sandoval-bloomberg-rendezvous-488005

CENTER SQUARE
— Republicans won’t support draft report of Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/republicans-won-t-support-draft-report-of-illinois-property-tax/article_a0e292d8-30c7-11ea-80ea-330c3ac766c8.html#new_tab

BGA
— Video gaming in Chicago? Here’s what’s at stake More than 32,000 video gaming terminals generated $478 million in revenue for state and local governments in fiscal year 2019. Chicago has resisted allowing the machines — so far. But the pressure is on. – Joann Wong (DIERSEN: Video gambling is a vice. If you promote video gambling, you promote vice.)
https://www.bettergov.org/news/video-gaming-in-chicago-here-s-what-s-at-stake/

WHEATON WARRENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT 200
— Legal Marijuana: Now What? Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Wheaton Warrenville South High School
https://medium.com/district-200-newsroom/parent-workshop-legal-marijuana-now-what-81bd9899e564

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Arrogant and Immature Response from Illinois Progressive Lawmakers – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/01/arrogant-and-immature-response-from-illinois-state-lawmakers/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Low-hanging fruit’: Trump properties add to security woes amid Tehran tensions – Dave Boyer and Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/6/trump-organization-properties-add-security-woes-am/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs viciously demonize you, viciously denigrate you, and viciously condemn you as being a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. In your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, who takes the lead in viciously demonizing, viciously denigrating, and viciously condemning those who do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries? I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who viciously denigrate, viciously denigrate, and viciously condemn those who do not glorify and praise citizens of foreign countries. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/6/governors-buck-trump-denying-refugees/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— If eliminating an enemy is bad, what do Democrats think is good? – Jeffery A. Rendall
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/31696-assault-america-day-370-if-eliminating-enemy-bad-what-do-democrats-think-good

PATRIOT POST
— America Kills a Terrorist, Leftists Lament Kaepernick laments Soleimani’s killing as an expression of American racism.
https://patriotpost.us/articles/67723-america-kills-a-terrorist-leftists-lament-2020-01-07

POLITICO
— Trump moves to roll back Obama housing desegregation rule – KATY O’DONNELL (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/06/trump-roll-back-obama-housing-desegregation-094874

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “After killing Iran’s Quassem Soleimani, Trump borrows from ISIS with illegal cultural threats Driven by fear, those who go to war with art always lose in the end.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/after-killing-iran-s-quassem-soleimani-trump-borrows-isis-illegal-ncna1111531

WASHINGTON POST
— The conundrum affordable housing poses for the nation – Jared Bernstein, Jim Parrott and Mark Zandi (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/realestate/the-conundrum-affordable-housing-poses-for-the-nation/2020/01/01/a5b360da-1b5f-11ea-8d58-5ac3600967a1_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— California lawmaker again taking aim at single-family zoning – LIAM DILLON (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-01-06/sb-50-changes-single-family-zoning-california
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-07/great-race-passing-trump

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stampede at Funeral Procession for Iranian Commander Leaves 32 Dead Mourners gather days after Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. airstrike – Aresu Eqbali in Tehran and Jared Malsin in Cairo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stampede-at-funeral-procession-for-iranian-commander-kills-35-11578390888
— Facebook Bans Deepfakes but Permits Some Altered Content The social-media giant seeks to combat misleading content altered with artificial intelligence tools – Betsy Morris
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-deepfake-video-ban-permits-some-altered-content-11578384519
— Employers Want to Train Workers but Are Swimming in Options Companies like Home Depot and Lockheed Martin work to discern which credentials are worth the money – Lauren Weber (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that courses I took a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify myself for a new trade or business and get a job in the private sector, and d) were a distraction. They would not have done that if I was a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/employers-want-to-train-workers-but-are-swimming-in-options-11578393001
— Trump Administration Plans Roll Back of Low-Income Housing Rules Change allows cities to address shortages with their own plans; critics say move dismantles desegregation efforts – Laura Kusisto (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-to-roll-back-rules-designed-to-boost-low-income-housing-11578351989
— IRS Personal Income-Tax Audits Drop to Lowest Level in Decades Just 0.45% of individuals were audited in 2019, following years of budget cuts – Richard Rubin (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/irs-personal-income-tax-audits-drop-to-lowest-level-in-decades-11578352541

FORBES
— How Whole Communities Benefit From Affordable Housing – Richard Burns (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2020/01/06/how-whole-communities-benefit-from-affordable-housing/

SACRAMENTO BEE
— California housing bill gets major makeover — and it gives local governments more control – HANNAH WILEY (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article239000628.html

BOSTON GLOBE
— Local government meetings come alive when there’s affordable housing involved – L. Kim Tan (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/05/local-government-meetings-come-alive-when-there-affordable-housing-involved/gLpDAapJ9DnyAAOdE1BLYM/story.html

SEATTLE TIMES
— The conundrum that affordable housing poses for the nation – Jared Bernstein, Mark Zandi and Jim Parrott (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?) 
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/the-conundrum-that-affordable-housing-poses-for-the-nation/

MILWAUKEE INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters promote hatred against Whites.
http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/root-violence-white-supremacy-stokes-resentment-minority-communities/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump-supporters.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/01/what-will-happen-to-trumps-republican-collaborators.html

BOSTON AGENT MAGAZINE
— LGBTQ Realtor association outlines advocacy agenda for 2020 – TIMOTHY INKLEBARGER (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want LGBTQ housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants LGBTQ housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants LGBTQ housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://bostonagentmagazine.com/2020/01/06/lgbtq-realtor-association-outlines-advocacy-agenda-for-2020/

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— IRS programming mystery continues – Tom Temin (DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS for 3 years.) 
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/tom-temin-commentary/2020/01/irs-programming-mystery-continues/

REASON
— New Trump Administration Regulations Say That Affordable Housing Is Fair Housing The Trump administration’s proposed rewrite of fair housing regulations would ditch lengthy Obama-era reporting requirements in favor of a laserlike focus on housing affordability. – CHRISTIAN BRITSCHGI (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://reason.com/2020/01/06/new-trump-administration-regulations-say-that-affordable-housing-is-fair-housing/

GUARDIAN
— Britain is one of world’s most age-segregated countries, study finds Calls for urgent action to end age ‘apartheid’ to build trust between generations – Sally Weale (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want low-income housing to be built, but NOT in their municipality, but NOT in their precinct, and but NOT in their neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in your municipality, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood? Who wants low-income housing to be built in Wheaton, in Wheaton’s West District, in my precinct, and in my neighborhood?)
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/07/britain-age-segregated-countries-world-age-apartheid

January 6 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters rally in Naperville. When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200105/activists-call-for-peace-in-the-middle-east-at-naperville-rally
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those on the speaker’s list were U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Democrat from Naperville; peace activist Walt Zlotow; a representative of U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, a Downers Grove Democrat; and delegates for Democratic presidential hopefuls. The rally was sponsored by Indivisible DuPage, Stand On Every Corner — Naperville, the Winfield Township Democratic Organization, Lisle Township Democratic Organization and Naperville Township Democrats.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Thanks to the Illinois Exodus: As this state’s population shrinks, so does its clout in Washington. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs focus on driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, out of your county, your township/ward, and your municipality. I should write a book about their success in driving religious people, conservatives, and Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-exodus-population-census-congress-tax-pension-20200106-w7n2z567krhpleehyhurgd6uxi-story.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Legal Marijuana Means Challenges for Police – Doug Jenkins 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=296660#.XhMYgCN_OM8

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/entertainment/how-to-throw-a-marijuana-dinner-party-with-tips-on/article_fb289ebb-9ff7-5d09-9c32-f00f2644ecb8.html

RIVER BENDER
— Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides – AP
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=291157

NPR ILLINOIS
— President Launches ‘Evangelicals For Trump’ Coalition – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-launches-evangelicals-trump-coalition#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Impeachment drives GOP small-donor donations on new platform – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/impeachment-drives-gop-small-donor-donations-on-new-platform

WQAD
— Protesters gather outside Cheri Bustos’ office opposing war, Iran airstrike – HANNAH RODRIGUEZ
https://wqad.com/2020/01/06/protesters-gather-outside-cheri-bustos-office-striking-against-war/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— FROM THE WEBSITE: Notable names among presidential delegate candidates: For President Trump: State Reps. Darren Bailey, John Cabello and Brad Halbrook, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, Palatine Committeeman Aaron Del Mar, real estate exec Kristine Farra, Park Ridge Commissioner Charlene Foss-Eggemann, state Sen. Dale Fowler, Congressman Darin LaHood, state Sen. Thomas “Chapin” Rose, Lake County GOP Chairman Mark Shaw, state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, Maine Township Trustee Susan Sweeney, former Illinois Gaming Board Chairman Don Tracy, and McHenry County Board member Chuck Wheeler – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/01/06/looming-corruption-scandal-lightfoot-targets-poverty-obamas-big-gift-487991

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— GOP strategist Chris Robling forecasts an accelerated ‘fiscal demise’ if Chicago approves new ‘LaSalle Street Tax’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522830931-gop-strategist-forecasts-an-accelerated-fiscal-demise-if-chicago-approves-new-lasalle-street-tax#new_tab

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-reveals-winners-and-losers-of-wealth-migration-across-50-states-wirepoints-original/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Continues Defense of President Trump Administering Justice on Terrorist Qassem Soleimani
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/il-14-catalina-lauf-continues-defense-of-president-trump-administering-justice-on-terrorist-qassem-soleimani/ 
— Property Tax Relief Task Force Has Draft Recommendations To Gut the Tax Cap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/06/property-tax-relief-task-force-has-recommendations-to-gut-the-tax-cap/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Americans are coming home to the GOP – Rebecca Hagelin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/5/black-americans-are-coming-home-gop/
— Army gives TikTok the heave-ho; Chinese social media app banned due to cybersecurity risk – Douglas Ernst 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/army-gives-tiktok-the-heave-ho-chinese-social-medi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— With rising anti-Semitism, New Yorkers rally to hate Trump while hating “hate” – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/with_rising_antisemitism_new_yorkers_rally_to_hate_trump_while_hating_hate.html
— Guess Who Runs the Rudest Cities in America – Noel S. Williams
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/01/guess_who_runs_the_rudest_cities_in_america.html

BREITBART
— Nearly 400K Anchor Babies Born in 2019, Exceeding U.S. Births in 48 States – JOHN BINDER5
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/05/400k-anchor-babies-born-u-s-2019/

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Hate Trump So Much They’re Siding With Iran – DEREK HUNTER
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/06/democrats-side-with-iran/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— American Trump Derangement Syndrome Is An Iranian Strategic Asset – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/american-trump-derangement-syndrome-is-an-iranian-strategic-asset/

POLITICO
— Trump’s 2020: Rallies, Twitter and an expected Super Bowl push Trump kicks off an election year with no shortage of high-profile events designed to disparage impeachment and trumpet his actions on Iran and the economy. – ANITA KUMAR (DIERSEN: When will the following organize pro-Trump rallies: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/05/trump-2020-reelection-campaign-plan-093339

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-trump-iran-tweets-reaction-sot-nr-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters support Suleimani. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/mideast-allies-suleimani.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote dependency on government and dependency on charity.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/31/upshot/food-stamps-lower-health-care-costs.html

USA TODAY
— The true cost of cannabis: Why don’t its illnesses, deaths command media headlines? In August, I started covering vaping lung injuries from high-potency THC. Next, I added the link between cannabis and mental illness, but it’s lonely. – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2020/01/03/marijuana-pot-thc-vaping-psychosis-mental-illness-media-column/4299001002/
— As marijuana-induced psychosis rises, parents say treatment for young people hard to find – Jayne O’Donnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/06/marijuana-induced-psychosis-rises-mental-health-treatment-elusive/2698446001/

BOSTON HERALD
— Left hails a new year of hating Trump – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/06/left-hails-a-new-year-of-hating-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— McDonald’s Looks Beyond Party Culture New CEO Chris Kempczinski puts fresh focus on workplace decorum after concerns about predecessor’s conduct – Heather Haddon and Suzanne Vranica
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-looks-beyond-party-culture-11578243600

VOX
— Illinois says you should know if AI is grading your online job interviews  A first-of-its-kind law might give employment candidates more insight into the algorithms that analyze their interviews, but they shouldn’t expect much to change. – Rebecca Heilweil (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/1/1/21043000/artificial-intelligence-job-applications-illinios-video-interivew-act#new_tab

January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dueling demonstrations in Chicago area show clash over US targeted killing of Iranian general – Evelyn Holmes and Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/5815423/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Roughly 50 miles northwest of the city in suburban Algonquin, there’s plenty of support for the military operation at a Saturday morning pro-Trump rally. “This man has been marked as a terrorist even during the Obama administration. It was time to take him out,” said Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mayor Lightfoot seeks ouster of Rep. Dan Lipinski in March Illinois primary In urging defeat of Lipinski in the Democratic primary, Lightfoot does not endorse his two main challengers, Marie Newman and Rush Darwish. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: If you sought a government or political office, who would oppose you? If I sought a government or a political office, the following would oppose me: individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about those who would oppose me. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/5/21050396/mayor-lori-lightfoot-illinois-primary-democrats-dan-lipinski-marie-newman-rush-darwish-abortion
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want to push more pot. To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/5/21050951/many-chicago-pot-shops-will-be-closed-recreational-customers-monday

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Federal tax deduction that hit suburban property owners hard may get rolled back – EMILY K. COLEMAN (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-county-lines-salt-deduction-st-0106-20200105-4yrkyj2yfffa7j2sp2ub2bzyqq-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Sales slipped on day 2 of legal weed The supply of marijuana is holding up better than the supply of retail workers. Cresco Labs shops will be closed January 6 to give a break to workers who’ve logged overtime. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/sales-slipped-day-2-legal-weed

WTTW
— Expungement Process For Misdemeanor Pot Offenses Could Take Years – JENNIFER KEIPER (DIERSEN: What took years for you? In 1974, to get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors put me under an ethics cloud. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that my travel vouchers were fraudulent. Of course, that ended whatever IRS career that I might have had. In 1975, they got rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat IRS superiors would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. GAO did not rule in my favor until 1977. SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/expungement-for-misdemeanor-pot-offenses-could-take-years

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Baer drops from 16th Congressional District run Petition short 4 signatures after challenges – Brent Bader
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/03/baer-drops-from-16th-congressional-district-run/are44g4/

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/01/05/elburn-library-to-host-program-about-new-marijuana-laws/ami0i49/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Political Winners and Losers of Soleimani Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/il-14-political-winners-and-losers-of-soleimani-action/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New Jersey is primed for a Republican resurgence When socialist-leaning Phil Murphy took office, residents squirmed – Rick Amato (DIERSEN: What about Illinois? What about the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? Why aren’t IRP leaders speaking out more against what the Democrats are doing to Illinois?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/2/new-jersey-is-primed-for-a-republican-resurgence/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Top 10 atrocities from the now-vaunted Soleimani – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/photos_top_10_atrocities_from_the_lefts_vaunted_soleimani.html
— Democrats try to whitewash the risk Soleimani presented – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/democrats_try_to_whitewash_the_risk_soleimani_presented.html
— Leftists around America protest the death of a sadistic killer – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/leftists_around_america_protest_the_death_of_a_sadistic_killer.html
— Huge double standard when Trump and Obama kill terrorist leaders – Douglas Herz
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/huge_double_standard_when_trump_and_obama_kill_terrorist_leaders.html
— Diagnosing – and Misdiagnosing – the rise in Anti-Semitic Attacks In New York – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/diagnosing__and_misdiagnosing__the_rise_in_antisemitic_attacks_in_new_york.html

BREITBART
— Republican Jeanne Ives: Democrat Sean Casten a ‘Symbol’ of the Radical Left – SEAN MORAN
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/01/05/republican-jeanne-ives-democrat-sean-casten-a-symbol-of-the-radical-left/
— The Internet Erupts After Kaepernick Accuses America of ‘Terrorist Attacks’ Against ‘Non Whites’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/01/05/the-internet-erupts-after-kaepernick-accuses-america-terrorist-attacks-against-non-whites/

BLAZE
— Terrible news for Democrats in 2020: Census projections showing Electoral College gains for GOP It’s no surprise that the Left wants to subvert the Census – Giancarlo Sopo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on driving those who share my demographics out of my neighborhood, out of my precinct, out of Wheaton’s West District, out of Wheaton, out of Milton Township, out of DuPage County, and out of Illinois. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois and b) those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bad_news_democrats_2020_census
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Population estimates show reliably Democratic states, like New York, California, and Illinois will each lose at least one congressional district and representation in the Electoral College. Conversely, states that tend to vote for Republicans—such as Texas, Florida, and Montana—are expected to increase their presence.)
— Iranian lawmaker suggests attacking White House, $80 million bounty placed on President Trump’s head ‘Death to America’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/iranian-lawmaker-suggests-attacking-white-house-80-million-bounty-placed-on-president-trumps-head

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren Suggests Trump Took Out Iranian General To Distract From Impeachment – CHUCK ROSS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/05/elizabeth-warren-trump-soleimani-impeachment/
— Lou Dobbs: ‘Utterly Irrational’ For Trump To Share Intel With Democrats Who Support His Impeachment – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/lou-dobbs-irrational-trump-share-intel-soleimani-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Tells Evangelicals ‘America Not Built By Religion-Hating Socialists’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/trump-evangelicals-america-religion-hating-socialists/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘Anti-War’ Protests In New York City, Washington Quickly Turned Anti-Semitic, Anti-U.S. – Emily Zanotti
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-anti-war-protests-in-new-york-city-washington-quickly-turned-anti-semitic-anti-u-s

FEDERALIST
— As VP, Joe Biden Assisted Terrorist Soleimani, Warned Against Killing Bin Laden – Chrissy Clark
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/05/as-vp-joe-biden-assisted-terrorist-soleimani-warned-against-killing-bin-laden/

TOWNHALL
— NYT Editor Scolds National Media For Ignoring Rise of Anti-Semitism – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: What about the rise of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/05/nyt-editor-scolds-national-media-for-ignoring-rise-of-anti-semitism-n2558971

NEWS BUSTERS
— ABC Stands in Awe of Iranian Politicians Chanting ‘Death to America’ – Nicholas Fondacaro
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/nicholas-fondacaro/2020/01/05/abc-stands-awe-iranian-politicians-chanting-death-america

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Democrats Draft Resolution To Limit President Trump’s War Powers
https://www.oann.com/democrats-draft-resolution-to-limit-president-trumps-war-powers/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Highlights Aid to Faith in Speech to Evangelicals, Promises Action on In-school Prayer – PETR SVAB
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-highlights-aid-to-faith-in-speech-to-evangelicals-promises-action-on-in-school-prayer_3194331.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Reiterates Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Sites Such a move could be a war crime, but the president argued: “They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural site? It doesn’t work that way.” – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/us/politics/trump-iran-cultural-sites.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Challenges That Working Mothers Still Face – Sue Shellenbarger (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I had many unfair advantages. They stressed that I never had any dependents, that my wife had a good job, that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents, that I avoided the draft, that I am White, that I am a male, that my ancestors have been in America since 1844, that I am 100% German American, that I am Protestant, that my wife and I saved for our retirement, that I first became eligible to take early retirement in 1993 when I was 45 years old, etc.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-challenges-that-working-mothers-still-face-11578067249

RAW STORY
— ‘Time to leave Dan Lipinski’: Chicago Mayor Lightfoot says there is ‘no room’ for anti-choice congressman – Bob Brigham (DIERSEN: Democrats get rid of Democrats who reject planks in the Democrat Party platform. Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs get rid of Republicans who support planks in the Republican Party platform. I should write a book about past and present Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the Milton Township Republican Central committee who focused/focus getting rid of Republicans like me who support planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/time-to-leave-dan-lipinski-chicago-mayor-lightfoot-says-there-is-no-room-for-anti-choice-congressman/

January 5 Morning Edition

NORTHWEST HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin – CASSIE BUCHMAN (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations should be organizing Trump rallies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and throughout Illinois.) 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Buttigieg fails to muster delegates in all Illinois districts — unlike Biden, Sanders and Warren Late-to-the-race Mike Bloomberg filed for the March Illinois primary ballot but did not put together slates – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21049043/illinois-presidential-primary-delegate-slates-buttigieg-biden-sanders-warren-bloomberg-walsh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Electric trucks, a factory launch and a massive merger: Illinois auto industry travels new roads in 2020 – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-auto-plants-20200102-netovg57qbe6te2lc2mg6uoo4y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage Blacks to hate Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-black-voters-2020-page-20200103-gdwqvt5zkzayji2qdidb6r7piy-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO BIG COLOR PICTURES IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville employment fair draws nearly 1,000 people, many looking for their first job – DIANE MOCA (DIERSEN: What was your first job? Mine was washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. I used the money that I earned to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. I used that car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) jobs cleaning golf shoes in Flossmoor and chipping slag and pumping gasoline in Chicago Heights during the summer of 1966; b) Park Forest where I delivered mail; and c) UIC where I took courses until I sold it and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in December of 1967.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-job-fair-st-0105-20200104-yipmcrwczfat5kcyx4f6uzn7da-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Objection to Elk Grove Village referendum question heads to court – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200104/news/200109693

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rep. Darin LaHood responds to the airstrike that killed Iran general Soleimani – Austin Schick
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/rep-darin-lahood-responds-to-the-airstrike-that-killed-iran-general-soleimani/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Evangelicals Rally For Trump – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelicals-rally-trump#stream/0

CATHOLIC CITIZENS ILLINOIS
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward
https://catholiccitizens.org/issues/marijuana-legal-recreational/90434/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheeringfriday-january-3-2020/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Fallout from Qassem Soleimani Death and Left Attempts to Rein In President Trump with New Legislation *UPDATE: McSweeney Slams Underwood Statement*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/il-14-fallout-from-qassem-soleimani-death-and-left-attempts-to-rein-in-president-trump-with-new-legislation/
— Joe Walsh Gets Best Coverage in Tribune Presidential Candidate Story…But
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-gets-best-coverage-in-tribune-presidential-candidate-story-but/ 
— Taxes on Legal Marijuana Huge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/taxes-on-legal-marijuana-huge/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden starts 2020 as the biggest threat to Trump – Katherine Doyle 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-starts-2020-as-the-biggest-threat-to-trump
— Trump repeatedly claimed Obama would take U.S. to war with Iran to win re-election ‘Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate’ – Andrew Blake 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/donald-trump-repeatedly-claimed-obama-would-take-u/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s growing hatred for conservative Cuban Americans exposed – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-screed-exposes-progressives-growing-hatred-for-conservative-cuban-americans-like-marco-rubio

BREITBART
— Five Signs Black Americans Are ‘Awakening’ to a Break with the Democrat Party – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/04/five-signs-black-americans-are-awakening-to-a-break-with-the-democrat-party/

DAILY CALLER
— Republican AGs Say Bloomberg Is Secretly Embedding An Army Of Anti-Trump Attorneys Inside State Offices – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: How many anti-Trumps are embedded in the Illinois Republican Party and in your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/michael-bloomberg-donald-trump/

TOWNHALL
— The Left Will Resist President Trump at All Costs, Even for Terrorists – John Dempsey
https://townhall.com/columnists/johndempsey/2020/01/05/the-left-will-resist-president-trump-at-all-costs-even-for-terrorists-n2558952

NEWS BUSTERS
— NOVEMBER 10, 2006 FLASHBACK: If The GOP Isn’t A Conservative Party, It Isn’t A Viable Party – Edward L. Daley (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are “too conservative?” I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am too conservative. I would focus on those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/edward-l-daley/2006/11/10/if-gop-isnt-conservative-party-it-isnt-viable-party

THE HILL
— Poll: Majority of women say male candidates have advantage running for public office (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs shout at everyone that the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will lose if you seek a government office or a political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who ever-increasingly do everything that they can to discourage me and discourage those who share my demographics from seeking a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders; b) Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois; and c) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/476553-poll-majority-of-women-say-male-candidates-have-advantage-running-for-public-office
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters report that: Iranian official labels Trump a ‘terrorist in a suit’
https://thehill.com/policy/international/476808-iran-labels-trump-a-terrorist-in-a-suit

ABC NEWS
— Jewish communities face ‘enduring threat’ in the US, federal authorities warn – Josh Margolin, Ella Torres, and Luke Barr (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government who focused on getting my many Jewish Democrat superiors to take adverse actions against me. They stressed that I was a Republican, that I was 100% German national origin, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and that I had lived in Crete 1948-1972. My many Democrat Jewish superiors in the federal government played a major role in all the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jewish-communities-face-enduring-threat-us-federal-authorities/story?id=68066362

CNN
— It’s not just the polls that show Biden and Sanders leading the primary – Harry Enten
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/05/politics/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-money-endorsements-analysis/index.html
— JUNE 22, 2004 FLASHBACK: Ex-wife of GOP Senate candidate Jack Ryan alleged sex club forays (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/22/ryan.divorce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Iraqi Lawmakers Vote to Expel U.S. Troops as Iran Mourns a Slain General – Alissa J. Rubin, Steven Erlanger and Farnaz Fassihi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/iran-general-soleimani-iraq.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats still delusional about Trump even after Qassem Soleimani death – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/democrats-still-delusional-about-trump-even-after-qassem-soleimani-death-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Why Republicans will stick with Trump in 2020 — even if they don’t love his behavior – SCOTT JENNINGS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make clear that they want to use government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-05/why-republicans-will-stick-with-trump-in-2020

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
— JANUARY 9, 2008 FLASHBACK: How a ‘Star Trek’ actress Jeri Ryan changed the course of history – Amy Ryan (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
https://ew.com/article/2008/01/09/obama-jeri-ryan/

BOSTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, “Democrats often react badly to negative campaigning.” If you have any skeletons in your closet, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Democrats want those Republican candidates to win primary elections who have the biggest skeletons in their closets. The bigger the skeletons that candidates have in their closets, the easier that it is to defeat those candidates in general elections. If you were a Republican candidate and your primary opponent hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you were a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, and/or bigot, how would you respond? Would you stress the skeletons that your opponent has in his/her closets that the Democrats would use to defeat your primary opponent in the general election? 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/05/what-to-watch-as-the-iowa-caucuses-hit-home-stretch/

NORTHFORK PATCH
— FEBRUARY 26, 2019 FLASHBACK: Southold GOP Unveils Slate Of Candidates For Election A nominating convention was held Monday; see who will be on the GOP ballot in the upcoming November election. – Lisa Finn (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations held nominating conventions? How would that have impacted those who are running to be on the a) March 17, 2020 Republican primary election ballot in your precinct, and therefore, b) the November 3, 2020 general election ballot in your precinct? Who would have the right to vote at such nominating conventions and how would their votes be weighted?)
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/southold-gop-unveils-slate-candidates-election

COMMON DREAMS
— A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality A new campaign is building support for proposals to ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a good, living wage job. – Angela Glover Blackwell, Sarah Treuhaft (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that in instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, and/or a poor veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint government as being the employer of “last resort” that employs failed disgusting lazy stupid losers who are rejected/dumped by other employers.) 
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/04/federal-job-guarantee-crucial-tool-fight-inequality

January 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump says Iranian general killed in US airstrike plotting ‘imminent’ attacks; Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-declares-iranian-generals-reign-of-terror-over/5809381/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says US took action ‘to stop a war’ in Iran – Amy Lieu
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-us-took-action-to-stop-a-war-in-iran

WGN TV
— With no standard way to test drivers for THC, suburban cops test an option – MARCELLA RAYMOND
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/02/with-no-roadside-thc-test-available-carol-stream-cops-test-out-an-option/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois presidential primary filing ends with Donald Trump facing one opponent — and it’s not Joe Walsh. Democratic delegate slates show split between establishment and progressive candidates. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-period-ends-20200104-abodkyqcondfboz6z2gifx7nxm-story.html
— Tensions soar as President Trump declares Gen. Soleimani’s ‘reign of terror’ over and Iran vows revenge – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-iran-general-killed-qassem-soleimani-20200103-o7md6ywzavaphaojwb2gqkjo5i-story.html
— United Methodist Church announces plan to split over gay marriage, clergy: ‘We have come to an impasse that can’t be bridged’ – ELYSSA CHERNEY and JAVONTE ANDERSO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-methodist-church-splits-lgbt-united-20200103-7vbcxyqivjgljiithuwn4iqnia-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-food-marijuana-dinner-house-party-tips-0108-20200103-6eiqnyshlvcc7jdfqesxhko63q-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-equity-minority-cannabis-illinois-20200103-lpo26dq6ozeofnufd4py6d24mq-story.html
— Trump takes out Iran’s architect of mayhem. Now can he de-escalate? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-iran-iraq-soleimani-pompeo-war-pentagon-20200103-4epfby7ixbcz7gyzsqxe55yp4e-story.html
— President Trump portrays himself as defender of faith for evangelicals supporters at Miami megachurch – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-faith-evangelical-supporters-20200104-fh7fxna6dzd3plp3xhtn2yhnie-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh to skip Illinois GOP presidential primary Walsh spokesman Charles Siler said the decision was made to allocate scarce resources in other states, especially Iowa and New Hampshire — the states with the first 2020 votes in February. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21048849/joe-walsh-skip-home-state-illinois-gop-presidential-primary
— Illinois lawmakers, candidates react to killing of Qassem Soleimani on party lines Democrat Rep. Bobby Rush called the president an “imbecile,” while Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger approved of the strike, saying, “Mess with the bull, get the horns.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/3/21048392/iran-iraq-illinois-lawmakers-candidates-react-trump-airstrike-killing-qassem-soleimani
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/3/21048744/legal-weed-sales-second-day-illinois-marijuana-pot
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “America can’t go to war behind a president who can’t be trusted.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/3/21048288/iran-qassem-soleimani-donald-trump-impeachment

DAILY HERALD
— Law enforcement agencies to host forum about religious hate crimes – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/law-enforcement-agencies-to-host-forum-about-religious-hate-crimes
— How community colleges are supporting low-income black, Latino students – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200103/how-community-colleges-are-supporting-low-income-black-latino-students

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— A Springfield observer’s wish list for the state’s power players Just in case the governor, the speaker of the House and a few others haven’t drafted their own New Year’s resolutions yet. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/springfield-observers-wish-list-states-power-players
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/chefs-and-bartenders-see-opportunity-pot-and-cbd
— Partisan bickering threatens to derail property tax relief plan Unless resolved, the dispute will complicate—and potentially kill—any serious effort to reduce property taxes in Illinois. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/partisan-bickering-threatens-derail-property-tax-relief-plan

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Booker, Gabbard added to Illinois primary ballot – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200103/booker-gabbard-added-to-illinois-primary-ballot

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/one-day-in-demand-for-recreational-marijuana-still-sky-high/article_167bf9db-2947-5a7b-b55b-7a08060a9458.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200103/legal-pot-sales-in-illinois-hit-524-million-in-first-two-days

SOUTHERN
— What role does federal government have when enforcing marijuana laws? – Steven D. Weinhoeft
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-steven-d-weinhoeft-what-role-does-federal-government-have/article_7ae74964-dff9-5017-8dc3-b26181b5c38e.html

STATELINE
— Illinois health departments warn of marijuana risks
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-health-departments-warn-of-marijuana-risks/

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/the-faces-of-legalization-these-people-helped-bring-recreational-cannabis/article_383b632e-3598-521a-bd7b-3b5e67332126.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— For Illinois Primary, 16 Presidential Candidates File To Appear On Ballot – By BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/illinois-primary-16-candidates-file-appear-ballot#stream/0

WQAD
— Recreational marijuana buyers complain about the tax – ELEANOR TABONE
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/recreational-marijuana-buyers-complain-about-the-tax/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/legalization-weed-dealer-profile/Content?oid=76456003&mc_cid=3be3f79d16&mc_eid=c968c7978e
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cannabis-underground-community-baking-painting-yoga/Content?oid=76452408&mc_cid=3be3f79d16&mc_eid=c968c7978e

MCHENRY COUNTY CLOG
— IL-06: Both Dr. Jay Kinzler and Jeanne Ives Support President’s Actions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-06-both-dr-jay-kinzler-and-jeanne-ives-support-presidents-actions/ 
— Minimum Wage Hike Amelioration, Roll Calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/minimum-wage-hike-amelioration/ 
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Statement on Iraq Attack and General Soleimani Death and Challenge to Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/il-14-sue-rezin-statement-on-iraq-attack-and-general-soleimani-death-and-challenge-to-lauren-underwood/ 
— Iraq Action on Thursday More Reason to Show Support Saturday at President Trump Rally in Algonquin Hosted by Joe Ptak
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/03/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin-copy-copy/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 14TH CD REPUBLICAN SUE REZIN CALLS ON UNDERWOOD TO “SPEAK UP” ON SOLEIMANI DEATH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/14th-cd-republican-sue-rezin-calls-on-underwood-to-speak-up-on-soleimani-death.html
— LEGALIZED CANNABIS AND JB PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/legalized-cannabis-and-jb-pritzker-.html

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump and RNC bank $200M while Democrats exhaust ammo on primary shootout – David M. Drucker 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/trump-and-rnc-bank-200m-while-democrats-exhaust-ammo-on-primary-shootout
— Evangelicals for Trump embraces moral political action – Jenna Ellis
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/evangelicals-for-trump-embraces-moral-political-action

AMERICAN THINKER
— Minnesota governor doubles down on ‘refugees,’ rubs constituents’ faces in it – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/minnesota_governor_doubles_down_on_refugees_rubs_constituents_faces_in_it.html

BREITBART
— Poll: Republican Jeanne Ives Claims 9-Point Lead over Incumbent Democrat in IL-06 – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/01/03/poll-republican-jeanne-ives-claims-9-point-lead-over-incumbent-democrat-in-il-06/
— DHS Prepares Push on States Giving Drivers’ Licenses to Illegals – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/03/dhs-prepares-push-on-states-which-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegals/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Explains His Decision To Strike Iran’s Qasem Soleimani – AMBER ATHEY
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/03/trump-explains-strike-qasem-soleimani-iran/

FEDERALIST
— Democrats Hate Trump More Than They Hate Terrorists Who Kill Americans Democratic 2020 candidates and outspoken celebrities jump through hoops to use the death of the world’s most violent terrorist to attack Trump. – Madeline Osburn
https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/03/democrats-hate-trump-more-than-they-hate-terrorists-who-kill-americans/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward 
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2020/01/03/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheering

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Historians Roast the 1619 Project – RICH LOWRY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/1619-project-top-historians-criticize-new-york-times-slavery-feature/

THE HILL
— The real threat to civil rights? Trump haters – DONNA JACKSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/476438-the-real-threat-to-civil-rights-trump-haters
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To vote for a Democrat is to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/lgbtq/476643-how-lgbtq-policies-changed-dramatically-in-the-last-year
— Democrats must not take Latinos for granted – MARIA CARDONA (DIERSEN: RINOs not only take members of the following groups for granted, RINOs get rid of them: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, gun owners, German Americans, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about RINOs who have dominated the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, etc.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/476695-democrats-must-not-take-latinos-for-granted

NEW YORK TIMES
— United Methodist Church Announces Plan to Split Over Same-Sex Marriage Under an agreement to be voted on in May, a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination would continue to ban same-sex marriage and gay and lesbian clergy. – Campbell Robertson and Elizabeth Dias
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/03/us/methodist-split-gay-marriage.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Iran and U.S. Shift to Open Confrontation in Iraq American forces are placed on alert after Tehran’s allies strike on a familiar battleground – Sune Engel Rasmussen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/iran-and-u-s-shift-to-open-confrontation-in-iraq-11577991681
— Taiwan Turns to Facebook and Viral Memes to Counter China’s Disinformation As election nears, government heightens efforts to dispel online rumors fostered by Beijing – Chun Han Wong and Philip Wen
https://www.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-turns-to-facebook-and-viral-memes-to-counter-chinas-disinformation-11578047403

SEARCH ENGINE ROUNDTABLE
— Google Company Culture Not Doing Well? – Barry Schwartz (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the cultures of the following: Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://www.seroundtable.com/google-company-culture-bad-28777.html