January 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial to begin week of Feb. 8, Schumer says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-impeachment-trial-to-begin-week-of-feb-8/9901492/
— Texas sues Biden administration over halt to deportations – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/texas-sues-biden-administration-over-deportation-halt/9910862/
— Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia over tech giants bill
https://abc7chicago.com/technology/google-threatens-to-pull-search-engine-in-australia/9906840/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-1/22/2021

NBC5
— Wisconsin Republicans Propose Getting Rid of Mask Mandate. Evers first issued a statewide mask requirement in July and has extended the order three times, most recently on Tuesday.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/wisconsin-republicans-propose-getting-rid-of-mask-mandate/2420815/

CBS2
— ‘Operation Safe Pump’ Patrolling Chicago Gas Stations To Thwart Carjackings
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/22/operation-safe-pump-patrolling-chicago-gas-stations-to-thwart-carjackings/
— National Guard Allowed Back Into Capitol After Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Other Lawmakers Erupt At Banishment To Parking Garage
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/22/national-guard-allowed-back-into-capitol-after-sen-tammy-duckworth-other-lawmakers-erupt-at-banishment-to-parking-garage/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Biden signs executive orders on $15 minimum wage for federal workers, food aid increases – Josh Boak
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents were furious that the Post Office paid me $16.81 an hour (GS-4 Step 1) in today’s dollars. The Post Office hired me because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The job had the following requirements and I met all those requirements: high school diploma, pass an employment examination, pass a physical examination, pass a background investigation, pass a truck driving test, own a car to deliver mail from, and be available to work at least 20 hours a week.)

https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/biden-signs-executive-orders-on-15-minimum-wage-for-federal-workers-food-aid-increases

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Biden, Fauci offer COVID-19 warnings as Chicago bars, restaurants set to reopen | CPS announces teacher vaccination plan | $31M in pot revenues go to communities hurt by war on drugs – LISA DONOVAN
(DIERSEN: Pot pushers hurt communities, not the war on drugs. What are the demographics of pot pushers?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-biden-fauci-pritzker-bars-restaurants-spin-20210122-s5n3ihmspzez7jd2zfa7ih3v5q-story.html
— Maine Township Electoral Board removes Republican candidates from ballot after ruling they violated election code – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-maine-township-republicans-decision-tl-0128-20210122-ffanllojw5erxgsqyrsokuzbyu-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A slate of Republican candidates running for the Maine Township Board should not appear on the April ballot because the caucus to nominate them was held outside the township, an electoral board has ruled. The three-member Maine Township Electoral Board voted 2-1 Thursday in favor of an objection to the Republicans’ candidacy, removing the seven candidates from the April 6 election ballot and leaving only eight Democratic candidates.)
— United Airlines CEO wants to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for employees — if other companies go along – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-united-airlines-covid-19-vaccine-employees-20210122-imbrimgrz5cxpdmehvw7ummwbq-story.html
— Chicago’s other epidemic: A plague of juvenile carjackers – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-carjacking-chicago-juveniles-police-20210122-ffujd7vshfb7db3q42jfifzeji-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Targeting domestic violent extremism on the agenda for President Biden, Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth. At a hearing Friday Duckworth warned “there is not adequate training against white extremism and that a lot of our younger troops are being targeted for recruitment.” – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats like Durbin and Duckworth promote hatred against White men and especially against White men who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/22/22245296/domestic-terrorism-violent-extremism-president-joe-biden-senators-durbin-duckworth-agenda
— Riverside, other suburbs struggling with anti-cop sentiment in recruiting, keeping officers. Tom Weitzel, the police chief in the west suburb, says last year his department hit a low for police recruiting. And he’s worried about a big rise in the number of retirements this year. – Frank Main
(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://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/22/22243132/riverside-suburbs-police-recruiting-anticop-sentiment
— When teens with guns go on a carjacking spree. Chicago Police Supt. David Brown wants to work with the youth organizations to curb carjackings. But he’ll be cracking down, too — as well he should. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: What did you do when you were a teen? I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, and delivered mail. I took college preparatory courses in high school, got a score of 24 on the ACT, graduated in the upper 20% of my class, and was a full-time student at UIC. I bought two new cars.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/22/22243680/when-teens-guns-go-carjacking-spree
— Aldermen and their terrified constituents demand answers to carjacking spike. More police, surveillance cameras and license plate readers, brighter street lights, one-way streets and jersey barriers to cut off escape routes were just some of the suggestions. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/22/22244894/chicago-carjackings-aldermen-public-demand-answers-prevention-policing
— In effort to thwart carjackings, private security firm to post guards at gas stations. The effort comes amid a spike in carjackings and is meant to ease the minds of women and seniors from feeling like easy targets while pumping gas. – Mitch Dudek
(DIERSEN: I pumped gas Chicago Heights in 1966 and 1970-1972. I worked as a security guard in DeKalb in 1970.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/22/22244743/carjackings-private-security-firm-guard-gas-stations-early-walker-william-kates

DAILY HERALD
— Republican slate to appeal removal from Maine Township ballot – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210122/republican-slate-to-appeal-removal-from-maine-township-ballot
— Kane County searching for a local Republican to fill treasurer position – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210121/kane-county-searching-for-a-local-republican-to-fill-treasurer-position
(FROM THE ARTICLE: According to the treasurer’s website, the treasure has “the duty and power to receive and safely keep the revenue and public monies of the county. It is also the duty of the county treasurer to invest and reinvest any funds which are not to be used within 30 days. Along with the collection of real estate taxes, the county treasurer collects the Mobile Home Local Service Tax and administrates the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program on behalf of the Department of Revenue.” The treasurer has a staff of 10 and manages a current budget of $731,000. The appointed treasurer will be required to be bonded and to complete statutory training within 60 days of taking office.)
— Naperville District 203 to rebate taxpayers $10 million in surplus funds – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210122/naperville-district-203-to-rebate-taxpayers-10-million-in-surplus-funds

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Does the GOP still want Adam Kinzinger? A rising star often spoken of as governor or senator material, Kinzinger now may no longer have a home in his own party. His sin: defying Trump.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/does-gop-still-want-adam-kinzinger

NPR ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Biden Administration Prepares To Overturn Trump Abortion Rule – SARAH MCCAMMON
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-administration-prepares-overturn-trump-abortion-rule#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— GOP lawmaker with gun sets off House chamber metal detector – MATTHEW DALY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gop-lawmaker-with-gun-sets-off-house-chamber-metal-detector

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Biden Administration Announces Plans To Assess Domestic Violent Extremism.”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, Independents and Independent plants, and RINOs frame Republicans as being domestic violent extremists. They especially frame Republicans who are law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. That is why ever-increasingly, Republicans are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.)
https://www.npr.org/sections/president-biden-takes-office/2021/01/22/959681427/biden-administration-announces-plans-to-assess-domestic-violent-extremism

CITY OF WHEATON
— Watch Wheaton’s Annual State of the City Address
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=525

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Left Uses Week of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday to Assail American Workers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/22/pro012221/
— Nearby Conservative Candidate Training Available This Saturday and Next
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/nearby-conservative-candidate-training-available-this-saturday-and-next/
— WL Man Facing $10,000 Fine for Shooting Buck Out of Season
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/22/wl-man-facing-10000-fine-for-shooting-buck-out-of-season/
— Pro-Life Rally To Woodstock
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/22/pro-life-rally-to-woodstock/
— Appeal Filed to “Rogue” Algonquin Township Electoral Board’s Rejection of Consolidation Referendum Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/22/appeal-filed-to-rouge-algonquin-township-electoral-boards-rejection-of-consolidation-referendum-petition/
— An Alternative Biography of Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/22/an-alternative-biography-of-jack-franks/
— A Quote about Ignoring the Past as Applied to Present Day Germany
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/22/message-of-the-day-a-quote-5/
— Former City Employee Charged with Theft
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/21/former-city-employee-charged-with-theft/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN COMMITS TO “CODIFYING” ABORTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/biden-harris-admin-commits-to-codifying-abortion-.html
— KINZINGER CENSURE REMAINS ON TRACK, DESPITE REPORTS OTHERWISE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/kinzinger-censure-remains-on-track-despite-reports-otherwise.html
— ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT SCHOOL CLASSES TO BECOME EXTREMIST “WOKE INDOCTRINATION SESSIONS”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-government-schools-to-become-extremist-woke-indoctrination-sessions-.html
— ILLINOIS GOP CONGRESS MEMBERS LAHOOD, MILLER: BIDEN HALTING THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE IS BAD FOR THE US
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-gop-congress-members-lahood-miller-biden-halting-the-keystone-xl-pipeline-is-bad-for-the-us.html
— LOCKDOWNS STARVE MOM AND POP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/lockdowns-starve-mom-and-pop.html
— GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS RAMP UP ANTI-‘WHITENESS’ AGENDA WITH TAXPAYER DOLLARS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/government-schools-ramp-up-anti-whiteness-agenda-with-taxpayer-dollars.html
— TIME FOR CHANGE ON ALL SIDES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/time-for-change-on-all-sides.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 7,042 new confirmed and probable cases; 95 additional deaths; 3,179 hospitalized; 661 in ICU; 5.0 percent average case positivity rate; 6.2 percent average test positivity rate; 24,190 average daily doses administered; No regions in Tier 3 mitigations
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/22/7042-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-95-additional-deaths-3179-hospitalized-661-in-icu-50-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-62-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-24190-average-daily-doses-admini/
— Illinois’ panhandling law violates First Amendment
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out charity and/or receiving charity.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/22/illinois-panhandling-law-violates-first-amendment/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— AOC says fear of GOP lawmakers kept her from Biden inauguration. Democrat: ‘We still don’t yet feel safe around other Members of Congress’
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/22/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-says-fear-of-gop-lawmaker/
— Biden, Harris commit to ‘codifying Roe’ as pro-lifers decry abortion agenda. Fauci says White House will revoke ban on foreign-aid funding for abortion. – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/22/biden-harris-commit-codifying-roe-pro-lifers-decry/

BREITBART
— Biden Admin Previews Fight Against ‘Serious Threat’ of ‘Domestic Violent Extremism’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
(DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call you an extremist who should be gotten rid of once and for all: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, soldier, veteran, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who hinted/implied/argued/shouted that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) were extremist groups. They, their operatives, and their dupes succeeded in ending my TAPROOT chairmanship in 2012 and my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/22/biden-admin-previews-fight-against-serious-threat-of-domestic-violent-extremism/
— Google Threatens to Remove Search Engine from Australia – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/22/google-threatens-to-remove-search-engine-from-australia/
— Gov. Ron DeSantis Orders Return of Florida National Guard Troops: ‘They’re Not Nancy Pelosi’s Servants’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/22/gov-desantis-orders-return-florida-national-guard-troops-theyre-not-nancy-pelosis-servants/

FEDERALIST
— New York Times: Unite The Country Against The Trump Voters – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/22/new-york-times-unite-the-country-against-the-trump-voters/

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Left Sowing Discord, Calls For ‘Citizen Detectives’ Who Will Monitor Trump Supporters – JONNA MARCAIDA CALAGUI
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/10611/20210122/left-sowing-discord-calls-for-citizen-detectives-who-will-monitor-trump-supporters.htm
— More Than Just Censorship: Liberals Want To ‘Deprogram’ Trump Supporters – JONNA MARCAIDA CALAGUI
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/10612/20210122/more-than-just-censorship-liberals-want-to-deprogram-trump-supporters.htm

ONE NEWS NOW
— Biden wastes no time; ‘trans-ing’ of America has begun – Chris Woodward, Jody Brown
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2021/01/22/biden-wastes-no-time-trans-ing-of-america-has-begun

THE HILL
— Democrats float 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535467-democrats-float-14th-amendment-to-bar-trump-from-office
— Trump campaign had paid $2.7M to organizers of rally ahead of Capitol riot – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/535440-trump-campaign-paid-27-million-to-organizers-of-rally-ahead-of-capitol-riot

HUFFINGTON POST
— A Digital Dragnet Is Coming For The U.S. Capitol Insurrectionists. Social media companies have provided information to the feds to have them track down members of the Trump-supporting mob that stormed the Capitol. Ryan J. Reilly
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/capitol-attack-trump-fbi-surveillance_n_6009c26fc5b697df1a0d28f0

POLITICO
— Schumer agrees to two-week delay of Trump’s impeachment trial. Republicans are warning the upcoming trial will take up all the Senate’s attention. MARIANNE LEVINE and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/22/schumer-says-senate-will-receive-impeachment-article-on-monday-461305

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump impeachment trial will start week of Feb. 8, Schumer says – Mike DeBonis
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-delivers-impeachment-articles-monday/2021/01/22/d858374e-5cd7-11eb-b8bd-ee36b1cd18bf_story.html

USA TODAY
— CNN moves to No. 1, Fox drops in post-election ratings shakeup: Will it last? – Bill Keveney
https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/tv/2021/01/22/cnn-replaced-fox-top-rated-cable-news-network-post-election/6666017002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Biden’s America: One Nation or Us Versus Them? – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_pat_buchanan/biden_s_america_one_nation_or_us_versus_them
— By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Want Migrant Caravan Stopped at the Border
(DIERSEN: How soon will Biden-supporters, that America-haters, tear down the Wall and surrender America to the rest of the world?)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/by_2_to_1_margin_voters_want_migrant_caravan_stopped_at_the_border

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Capitol Insurrection Shows How Trends On The Far-Right’s Fringe Have Become Mainstream.”
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2021/01/22/capitol-insurrection-shows-how-trends-far-rights-fringe-have-become-mainstream

January 21 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,385 new cases, 50 deaths; Chicago, suburban counties move to Tier 2. IDPH announces changes to mitigation metrics, allowing several regions to relax restrictions
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-covid-cases-vaccine-coronavirus/9779973/

NBC5
— Twitter Suspends GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Greene, who has supported President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the election, tweeted a slew of false claims about election fraud.”)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/twitter-suspends-gop-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene/2418066/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 3,385 new cases of COVID-19, 50 additional deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-3385-new-cases-of-covid-19-50-additional-deaths
— Man with hatchet robs Wheaton Walgreens
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/man-with-hatchet-robs-suburban-walgreens

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Maine Township Electoral Board may decide Jan. 21 if Republican candidates should remain on April ballot – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-maine-electoral-board-tl-0121-20210118-4tdqa2kc7nfnrfe36ep5ywzb2i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hasty police and justice ‘reforms’ in Illinois undermine public safety. This soon-to-be law weakens the ability to fight crime and protect the public. It is a recipe for further carnage. – Jason Johnson, President, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/18/22237262/illinois-police-justice-reforms-springfield-pritzker-cook-county
— Biden’s virtual inaugural parade to feature Chicago’s South Shore Drill Team. Tony Goldwyn to host the festivities, also to include college drumlines, Jon Stewart and a reunion of New Radicals – Michael Collins
https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2021/1/18/22237696/biden-inaugural-parade-south-shore-drill-team-new-radicals-jon-stewart-virtual
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/18/22237164/election-biden-inauguration-capitol-riot-gop-republican-party-extremism-white-supremacy
— Inauguration rehearsal evacuated after fire in homeless camp – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/18/22237093/inauguration-rehearsal-evacuated-fire-homeless-camp
— A QAnon storefront in Winnetka? Controversy over display by wife of @properties CEO reignites after Trump rally. The display, featuring a mannequin wearing a “Q” hat and wristbands promoting the baseless conspiracy theory, drew condemnation last year when it was put up at the Neopolitan Collection in Winnetka. – Matthew Hendrickson
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/18/22221199/qanon-conspiracy-theory-trump-neapolitan-collection-properties-kelly-golden-winnetka

DAILY HERALD
— Chicago Golf Club named to National Register of Historic Places
(DIERSEN: My precinct is immediately north of the golf course. All of Golf Lane is in my precinct.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210118/chicago-golf-club-named-to-national-register-of-historic-places

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Joseph Scheidler, zealous crusader against abortion, dies. The activist who used PR skills to court controversy and energize a national movement following the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling died today at his Northwest Side home. – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/obituaries/joseph-scheidler-zealous-crusader-against-abortion-dies

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Republicans begin to whittle down potential Bill Brady replacements – Zach Roth
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/18/republicans-44th-legislative-district-consider-brady-replacements/4177410001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— What is Illinois known for? Here are 9 things — good, bad and in-between – NICK VLAHOS
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/what-is-illinois-known-for-here-are-9-things-good-bad-and-in-between/collection_6e5ce3d2-c303-5a81-8f7b-554f19eaee4b.html#1

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Bost continues to defend Trump, refuses interview about link between challenging election results and Jan. 6 insurrection – Kallie Cox
https://dailyegyptian.com/105394/showcase/bost-continues-to-defend-trump-refuses-interview-about-link-between-challenging-election-results-and-jan-6-insurrection/

WLDS
— Davidsmeyer Calls Out Governor For Not Reopening Service Industry; Continued Failures at IDES – Benjamin Cox
https://wlds.com/davidsmeyer-calls-out-governor-for-not-reopening-service-industry-continued-failures-at-ides/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Migrant Caravan: Thousands Move Into Guatemala, Hoping To Reach U.S. – JASON BEAUBIEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/migrant-caravan-thousands-move-guatemala-hoping-reach-us#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rep. Tim Butler speaks out against police reform bill, calls on Republicans to take responsibility for Capitol Insurrection – Matt Sheehan
(DIERSEN: To what extent does Butler hold the following responsible for the Capitol Riot: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump; b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump; c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump; and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/on-the-record/on-the-record-rep-tim-butler-speaks-out-against-police-reform-bill-calls-on-republicans-to-take-responsibility-for-capitol-insurrection/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After the Jan. 6 insurrection of the U.S. Capitol, Illinois State Rep. Tim Butler (R-Springfield) is calling on the Republican party to wipe out any similar problems the party currently has. “My hope is that those of us in the Republican party can own this because this was a rally that was at the behest of the President who is a member of our party. We need to make sure we root out any trouble that we have and make sure people understand this isn’t tolerated in our democracy, we can’t have this. Hopefully going forward it’s something we never see again,” Butler said.)

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Sunday at the State Capitol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/18/sunday-at-the-state-capitol/
— IL-6: Excising God & Christianity
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/il-6-excising-god-christianity/
— Pritzker Puts Prisoners’ Vaccine Priority Ahead of Seniors’
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/18/pritzker-puts-prisoners-vaccine-priority-ahead-of-seniors/
— Federal Capitol Rally, Incursion Timeline
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/18/capitol-rally-incursion-timeline/
— Will Crystal Lake Become a Wide Open Pot Town?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/18/will-crystal-lake-become-a-wide-open-pot-town/
— Algqonquin Township Abolition Referendum Snuffed Out by Three Township Officials
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/algqonquin-township-abolition-referendum-snuffed-out-by-three-township-officials/
— Franks Returns $400,000 of 2009 Campaign Cash to Relatives
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/franks-returns-400000-of-2009-campaign-cash-to-relatives/
— Illinois Finally Allowing Those Most Susceptible to To Be Vaccinated
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/illinois-finally-allowing-those-most-susciptable-to-cornoavirus-to-be-vaccinated/
— Legislation Filed by Legislators
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/no-legisation-filed-by-an-y-local-legislator-yet/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood No Longer Serving on Homeland Security Committee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/underwood011721/
— $3,000 a Month in Algonquin’s Lobbyist Contract for Former State Rep. Mike Tryon
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/17/3000-a-month-in-algonquins-lobbyist-contract-for-mike-tryon/
— Kinzinger Promises GOP Civil War
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/16/kinzinger-promises-gop-civil-war/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Bid Rigging Scheme Leads To $587,773.00 Restitution Payment to College of DuPage – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/bid-rigging-scheme-leads-to-587773-00-restitution-payment-to-college-of-dupage/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PROLIFE HERO JOE SCHEIDLER DIES AT AGE 93
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/prolife-hero-joe-scheidler-dies-at-age-93-.html
— DISCOURAGED ABOUT THE WAY THINGS ARE? THERE’S TRAINING FOR THAT …
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/discouraged-about-the-way-things-are-theres-training-for-that-.html
— BLACK LIVES MATTER TOUTS IL’S LAW ENFORCEMENT OVERHAUL MEASURE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/black-lives-matter-touts-ils-law-enforcement-overhaul-measure.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump leaves mark as one of the most consequential one-term presidents. President broke barriers to make major deals at home and abroad. – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/18/donald-trump-accomplishments-mark-consequential-si/

GOPUSA
— Big Tech Declares War! After Trump And Parler, Who Is Next? – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105311
— Distrust: FBI Vetting National Guard Troops In DC Amid Fears Of Insider Attack
(DIERSEN: I have been a reporter for GOPUSA since 2000. I should write a book about RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, and RINO campaign managers who have not wanted me to ask their candidates questions. Their candidates reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105327
— An Escalator Ride Into Hell
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs are nasty. I can always ask myself a) what if the Post Office had not hired me in 1966, IRS in 1971, and GAO in 1980 and b) what if I had not become a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster in 2000 and 2008, GOPUSA Illinois Editor in 2000, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member in 2001, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member in 2003, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member in 2003, and TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman in 2005.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105297

BREITBART
— ‘Chicago Reader’ Columnist Agitates for ‘Tribune’ Columnist John Kass to be ‘Deplatformed’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/01/18/liberal-chicago-paper-agitates-for-tribune-columnist-john-kass-to-be-deplatformed/
— CNN Demands Cable Companies Blacklist OAN and Newsmax TV – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/01/18/nolte-cnn-demands-cable-companies-blacklist-oan-and-newsmax-tv/
— Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen Suggests White Male National Guard Members Are an Insider Threat – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/18/democrat-rep-steve-cohen-suggests-white-male-national-guard-members-are-an-insider-threat/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Has Left US Better Off and Free – Mark Vargas
https://www.newsmax.com/markvargas/fox-maga-maytag-mexican/2021/01/18/id/1006034/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump exits White House silenced by Twitter, shunned by some in GOP.” I should write a book about those who shun me. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534513-trump-exits-white-house-silenced-by-twitter-shunned-by-some-in-gop

NEW YORK TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Murkowski Is Latest G.O.P. Senator to Signal Possible Support for Convicting Trump
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/14/us/impeachment-trump

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Democrats See America as Unfair and Discriminatory
(DIERSEN: Have you worked for Democrats, worked with Democrats, and/or supervised Democrats? I did for almost 30 years. According to them, it was unfair and discriminatory a) that the Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old and let me work there for almost 3 years, b) that IRS hired me in 1971, promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, and let me work there for almost 9 years, and c) that GAO hired me in 1980, promoted me in 1986, and let me work there for almost 18 years. According them, because of Republican discrimination against minorities, females, and veterans, if I had been a minority, female, or veteran, none of the aforesaid would have happened and I would never have been able a) to earn 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) to earn job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, or c) to earn a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days

January 16 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— JANUARY 11, 2021 FLASHBACK: ILGOP Announces Open Process & Timeline for Selection of New Chairman
(DIERSEN: The deadline for filing an application is 5:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Who do you want to file an application? Who has filed an application? Who will file an application? Who do you want the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Chairman to be? How will the next IRP Chairman treat the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump? How will the next IRP Chairman treat Illinois voters who support the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform? If I was still the Chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would host a candidate forum for IRP Chairman candidates.)
https://mailchi.mp/a6f9781827ce/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4707208?e=766e44889d
— JANUARY 11, 2021 FLASHBACK: APPLICATION: Illinois Republican Party Chairman Qualifications 2021
https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Illinois-Republican-Party-Chairman-Application.pdf

CRAIN’S CHICAGO
— The Illinois GOP has an opportunity—even now. Yes, they’re facing a crisis of epic proportions in the post-Trump era. But don’t underestimate Illinois Democrats’ ability to overreach—and to ignore the dangers of failing to appeal to voters in the middle. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-gop-has-opportunity-even-now
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Call it the Adam Kinzinger conundrum. Ask top Illinois Republicans who can lead the party back to the glory days, the days when the party’s nominee could grab a U.S. Senate seat or defeat Gov. J.B. Pritzker, and they’ll drop Kinzinger’s name. And almost as quickly, they’ll openly wonder whether the southwest suburban congressman who voted to impeach President Donald Trump can win a GOP primary and make it to the general election. So it goes for a GOP that, both in Illinois and nationally, is going through an existential identity crisis, one whose results will affect all of us and not just Republicans. Trump is toast. History. Soon to leave the White House and, after the invasion of Capitol Hill, without any real prospect to again hold public office or remain the dominant figure in the GOP. It may take a while but, like an ice cube in the sun, he’ll melt away, caught alone in a tweet-less land. But if Trump is gone, his voters and their issues remain. To deny them, to ignore their calls and their concerns, is to beg for another Trump to rise up later. “I don’t believe in a cult of personality,” says former gubernatorial and congressional hopeful Jeanne Ives, a cultural and economic conservative by anyone’s measure. But while the GOP needs to “take the rhetoric down,” she adds, “people want someone who is fighting for them. . . .People are tired of big government with no solutions.” Now, one of the reasons why many voters consider government to be the enemy is because of the garbage some of their leaders from Fox News-land are feeding them. You know, the enablers, the folks who helped peddle the line that arguably the most investigated and litigated presidential contest in American history has been rigged and unfairly decided. Like downstate U.S. Reps. Mike Bost and Mary Miller. Even as the Capitol was still reeling from the impact of a cop-battering, glass-breaking mob, they voted to give the mob what it wanted: a halt to certification of the presidential winner for no good reason beyond Trump’s heart’s desire. Or Todd Ricketts. He and his siblings own the Chicago Cubs, and some think his deep wallet might make Ricketts a candidate for statewide office or a major backer thereof sometime soon. But if Ricketts has any regrets for heading fundraising for Trump, he hasn’t voiced them. I’ve asked. Or the four other Republican congressmen from Illinois who couldn’t bring themselves to join Kinzinger and vote to hold the instigator in chief to account. That having been said, while some surely are flat-earthers and anti-vaxxers, 2.5 million Illinoisans voted for Trump. Their issues, be it tax rates, public safety or jobs, need to be addressed. They count. The truth is that, with Republicans in disarray, Illinois Democrats are utterly full of themselves, convinced in their gut they can do what they want because no one will call them to account. I’ll admit the Illinois House recently did finally retire Speaker Mike Madigan—after a decade of bad publicity and a growing series of federal indictments in the Commonwealth Edison scandal, that is. But those same legislative Democrats in that same legislative session also voted to boost Chicago firefighter pensions that the city already can’t pay for, costing hundreds of millions of dollars. The Dems also voted to further boost the bargaining clout of a Chicago Teachers Union that literally wants to own both sides of the bargaining table. Why? Because the unions wanted it, that’s why. And rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers don’t have the guts to say no. What I’m saying is that Illinois Republicans have opportunity, even now. Democrats are quite capable of soiling their own nest. But to reach millions of voters in the middle, the GOP somehow has to cleanse a brand that now is horridly tarnished. Please, give me real choice on Election Day.)

ABC7
— Chicago protest expected as Illinois, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration Day Illinois State Capitol fortified as National Guard responds across country – Evelyn Holmes
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all, and especially to get rid of Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-protest-expected-as-il-braces-for-possible-unrest-leading-to-inauguration/9711806/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A ‘new day’ or same old for Illinois taxpayers? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-taxpayers-kass-20210116-4qlljytcybftvkuugoqkkncyt4-story.html
— New state House Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch made commitments for reform to force out Madigan. Can he keep them? – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-speaker-emanuel-welch-20210116-gpagy25qirh7zmtrva6norlcb4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As inauguration in divided nation nears, Illinois getting ready for anything — and hopefully, nothing – Andrew Sullender
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all, and especially to get rid of Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/15/22234090/inauguration-illinois-pritzker-trump-biden-springfield-capitol-protests-seige-fbi
— Growing up racist in the shadow of Dr. King – David McGrath
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty, Democrats and Democrat plants are nasty. Libertarians and Libertarian plants are nasty. Greens and Green plants are nasty. Independents and Independent plants are nasty. RINOs are nasty. I should write a book about the aforesaid who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned my hometown of Crete the most. They stress that when I lived there 1948-1972, a) most of Crete’s residents were German Lutherans and b) no minorities lived there. They hint/imply/argue/stout that anyone who grew up in Crete when I did is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/14/22231611/chicago-racism-evergreen-park-dr-martin-luther-king-day-cvs-david-mcgrath
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans Wonder How, And If, They Can Pull The Party Back Together.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republicans-wonder-how-and-if-they-can-pull-party-back-together#stream/0

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Stava-Murray restores Facebook page that went dark after ‘viral’ post on police bill – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/stava-murray-restores-facebook-page-that-went-dark-after-viral-post-on-police-bill
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After her vote on the reform bill, Stava-Murray posted a message on the Facebook page that read: “Thin blue line folks: your continued harassment does not help your cause. I’m proud of voting for more police accountability.)

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Illinois politics redux Welch ascension draws scrutiny – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/illinois-politics-redux/Content?oid=13071613

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Can The Forces Unleashed By Trump’s Big Election Lie Be Undone?”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/can-forces-unleashed-trumps-big-election-lie-be-undone-0#stream/0

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “McLean County GOP Divided Over Trump, Election Fraud Claims.”
https://www.wglt.org/post/mclean-county-gop-divided-over-trump-election-fraud-claims#stream/0

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Revenge of the Neocons The conflict between neoconservatives and the Trump base sets up a major battle for which faction will control the Republican Party in the post-Trump era. – Julie Kelly
https://amgreatness.com/2021/01/14/revenge-of-the-neocons/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Weighs Amnesty Plan for Illegal Aliens in Meeting with Open Borders Lobby – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/14/joe-biden-weighs-amnesty-plan-for-illegal-aliens-in-meeting-with-open-borders-lobby/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Franklin Graham compares Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment to Judas. – Ryan Foley
https://www.christianpost.com/us/franklin-graham-likens-republicans-backing-impeachment-to-judas.html

EPOCH TIMES
— Facebook Blocks Creation of New Events Near Capitols Through Inauguration Day – ZACHARY STIEBER
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Facebook. Facebook is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/facebook-blocks-creation-of-new-events-near-capitols-through-inauguration-day_3659123.html
— Mexican President Mounts Global Campaign Against Big Tech Censorship – BOWEN XIAO
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with Big Tech. Big Tech is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mexican-president-mounts-global-campaign-against-big-tech-censorship_3658184.html
— The Endgame of Transgender Ideology Is to Dismantle the Family The stage is being set for the legal marginalization of mothers, fathers, and families by force of law – KIMBERLY ELLS
(DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? I should write a book about those who focus on destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, and in DuPage County. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who focus on getting rid of me.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-endgame-of-transgender-ideology-is-to-dismantle-the-family_3650735.html
— An Ascendant Left Silences and Excludes Its Enemies – Michael Walsh
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about present and past leaders of the following who are/were on the left: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/an-ascendant-left-silences-and-excludes-their-enemies_3653630.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Multiple companies that backed BLM violence, now blacklisting Republicans for electoral objections. Since Wednesday, more than twenty companies have suspended contributions to Republican members of congress who maintained objections to some of Biden’s electoral votes after the January 6 riot in Washington D.C. – Raymond Wolfe
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/multiple-companies-that-backed-blm-violence-now-blacklisting-republicans-for-electoral-objections
— ‘This is going to be bigger than just one account’: Twitter CEO admits plan for censorship purge. Project Veritas has exposed Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s declaration that he will continue to remove accounts from the social media platform. – Dorothy Cummings McLean
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/this-is-going-to-be-bigger-than-just-one-account-twitter-ceo-admits-to-censorship-on-camera
— Giuliani releases footage of BLM agitator giving riot training before Jan. 6 Capitol storming. John Sullivan, who was charged after telling police officers to stand down at the Capitol, can be seen training rioters how to evade being identified. – Emily Mangiaracina
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/giuliani-releases-footage-of-blm-agitator-giving-riot-training-before-jan-6-capitol-storming
— Wikipedia founder slams Facebook, Twitter for not silencing Donald Trump sooner. Blame for the Capitol protests is ‘100 percent at the feet of Donald Trump,’ insisted Jimmy Wales, who last fall banned editor profiles from listing support for traditional marriage. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/wikipedia-founder-slams-facebook-twitter-for-not-silencing-donald-trump-sooner

THE HILL
— An attack on America that’s divided Congress — and a nation – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot a) to get rid of Trump once and for all and b) to get rid of his supporters once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534535-an-attack-on-america-thats-divided-congress-and-a-nation

POLITICO
— Wall Street’s big wish: Please move on – BEN WHITE and AUBREE ELIZA WEAVER
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Wall Street sides with those who want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2021/01/14/wall-streets-big-wish-please-move-on-792783

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise those who promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/health/people-challenging-bad-behavior-partner-wellness/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Hell, Yes, Republicans Are Headed for a Bitter Internal Showdown.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/politics/republicans-trump-leadership.html
— The Big Promises Biden Is Making – Giovanni Russonello
(DIERSEN: Constructively, Biden promises to use the federal government a) to take opportunities, income, and assets away from those in Group A and b) to give those opportunities, income, and assets to those in Group B. Those in Group A are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time and those in Group B are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/15/us/politics/biden-plans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— JANUARY 20, 2017 FLASHBACK: Inauguration protesters vandalize, set fires, try to disrupt Trump’s oath, as police arrest more than 200 – Theresa Vargas, Taylor Hartz and
Peter Hermann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/protesters-bring-shouts-skirmishes-and-shutdowns-to-inauguration-celebration/2017/01/20/00ea4c72-df11-11e6-acdf-14da832ae861_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Boss Madigan Falls at Last Illinois gets a new House speaker, but the system of public-union dominance survives. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boss-madigan-falls-at-last-11610754243
— How the Capitol Riot Thrust Big American Companies Deeper Into Politics Corporate moves to decry the forces behind the Jan. 6 riot accelerate a broader movement in business to address social and political issues. Emily Glazer and Chip Cutter
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, “Big American Companies” make it clear that they want to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/capitol-riot-business-trump-biden-11610591424
— ‘Vandalize’: A Term for Barbarism, From the Sacking of Rome to the Storming of the Capitol. The Latin name for a marauding ancient Germanic tribe made its way into the new article of impeachment against Donald Trump. – Ben Zimmer
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have stressed the strongest that I am 100% national origin and that my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. In my defense, I stress that according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/vandalize-a-term-for-barbarism-from-the-sacking-of-rome-to-the-storming-of-the-capitol-11610574348
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The original vandals were a Germanic people who sacked Rome in 455 AD, after overrunning Gaul, Spain and northern Africa. The Latin name for the tribe was the “Vandali,” plural of “Vandalus.” That was simply the Roman version of the name used by tribal members themselves in an early Germanic language . . .According to Andy Merrills, a professor of ancient history at the University of Leicester, Grégoire’s coinage ended up demonizing the Germanic tribe of Vandals by making them symbols of chaos, ensuring that they would be “remembered solely for their violence and destruction.”)
— More Restaurants Resist Indoor-Dining Bans as Restrictions Remain. States have stepped up enforcement of the rules, heightening the risk for restaurants. – Heather Haddon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-restaurants-resist-indoor-dining-bans-as-restrictions-remain-11610727024
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Dean Pappas is stuck between an indoor-dining ban and a hard place. His family has been running the Glen Oak Cafe in Glen Ellyn, Ill., for 43 years. Thanks to carryout and a $57,000 federal loan, Mr. Pappas managed to avoid going out of business when pandemic lockdowns forced him to suspend indoor dining from March to June. The construction of a tent helped him regain a sizable amount of business over the summer. But business plunged in October when the state ordered restaurants in his county to stop offering indoor dining for a second time; it was banned statewide the following month. Mr. Pappas ignored the mandates and kept serving customers indoors at his 160-seat breakfast and lunch restaurant. Nonetheless, sales remain 60% lower from last year. “I’m not making anything,” said Mr. Pappas, 60 years old. “But at least I’m keeping the place going.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/liz-cheney-shows-what-leadership-looks-like-11610666627
— The ‘Common Carrier’ Solution to Social-Media Censorship. Railroads can’t refuse to carry passengers for their political views. The same rule should apply to online monopolies, legal scholar Richard Epstein argues. – Tunku Varadarajan
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want Google to continue to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-common-carrier-solution-to-social-media-censorship-11610732343
— How the Left Hijacked Civil Rights. For centuries black Americans debated how to overcome racism—but they always emphasized human agency and individual responsibility. – Robert L. Woodson Sr. and Joshua Mitchell
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-left-hijacked-civil-rights-11610748711
— FRONT PAGE: Joe Biden Vows to Unify America. – Ken Thomas and Sabrina Siddiqui
(DIERSEN: Democrats want to unify the following against Republicans: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, minorities, women, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married, veteran, liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, RINO, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, those who are in America illegally, recent immigrants, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who lack education, those who lack work experience, those who lack job skills, etc.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-vows-to-unify-america-that-job-has-become-dramatically-harder-11610723681

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Can Employers Fire Rioters? Employers’ Rights in Policing Employee Off-Duty Conduct and Employment Law Consequences of the Capitol Riots (DIERSEN: I attended a Bob Dole rally in Wheaton in 1996. That made my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/can-employers-fire-rioters-employers-rights-policing-employee-duty-conduct-and

January 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: UK virus variant found as state reports 6,642 new cases, 123 deaths. 3 regions see Illinois COVID-19 restrictions loosen. – Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6642-new-covid-cases-123-deaths/9679613/
— COVID-19 vaccine data show twice as many women as men getting vaccinated. Vaccination coverage may reflect more on eligibility, as healthcare workers and elderly go first.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/twice-as-many-women-as-men-getting-coronavirus-vaccine-data/9685253/
— FBI director says more than 200 suspects identified in US Capitol riots “FBI agents are coming to find you.” – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/fbi-says-over-200-identified-in-capitol-riots/9689358/

CBS2
— Pritzker Activates 250 National Guard Troops In Springfield Ahead Of Potential Armed Protests
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/pritzker-activates-250-national-guard-troops-in-springfield-ahead-of-potential-armed-protests/
— Chief Of Staff For Illinois House Speaker Welch Tests Positive For COVID-19; Lawmakers And Staff Urged To Self-Isolate
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/15/chief-of-staff-for-illinois-house-speaker-welch-tests-positive-for-covid-19-lawmakers-and-staff-urged-to-self-isolate/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger says he was armed during Capitol riot | Illinois National Guard mobilized amid security threats | Pritzker, Lightfoot aren’t attending inauguration – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-gun-capitol-pritzker-criminal-justice-spin-20210116-pzy6gmkm4zha7hphvu3jfbabuu-story.html
— A ‘new day’ or same old for Illinois taxpayers? – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-taxpayers-kass-20210116-4qlljytcybftvkuugoqkkncyt4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The time for healing is after the cancer of Trumpism has been removed.” 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters do to get rid of the aforesaid Trump-voters? What should the aforesaid Trump-voters do to defend themselves?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-insurrection-healing-20210115-dmg6ld7q5ba7pbejv54nlkzjye-story.html
— Policing and outrage at a rushed criminal justice reform bill – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-crime-bill-illinois-cash-bail-20210115-dppzcwnborbhxi43z4alagxxfa-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies. Though details remain murky, demonstrations are expected at state capitols beginning Sunday and leading up to Biden’s succession of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. State officials hope to avoid the type of violence that occurred Jan. 6, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, leaving a Capitol Police officer and four others dead. – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/15/22233712/states-declare-emergencies-close-capitols-ahead-of-rallies

DAILY HERALD
— Local authorities keep plans for pre-inauguration security close to the vest – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/local-authorities-keep-plans-for-pre-inauguration-security-close-to-the-vest
— How a DuPage County couple narrowly avoided chaos at the Capitol – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210115/how-a-dupage-county-couple-narrowly-avoided-chaos-at-the-capitol
— States declare emergencies, close capitols ahead of rallies – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210115/news/301159900/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Protesters who love their guns could lose them if convicted in U.S. Capitol siege – Bruce Vielmetti
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/01/15/capitol-rioters-could-lose-gun-rights-if-convicted-federal-offense/4178080001/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Downers Grove, compared Wednesday’s uprising on the U.S. Capitol Building to the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 that started the Civil War. – Eric Schelkopf
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War against Republicans. Democrats see the following as being their soldiers: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, minorities, women, younger people, LGBTQers, non-married, veteran, liberal, moderate, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, RINO, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, those who are in America illegally, recent immigrants, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who lack education, lack work experience, lack job skills, etc.)
https://www.shawlocal.com/northwest-herald/news/government/2021/01/11/capitol-building-uprising-trump-focus-of-casten-virtual-town-hall-meeting/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Police investigating after some lawmakers claim Capitol tours were given to rioters ahead of breach – Haley Townsend
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/police-investigating-after-some-lawmakers-claim-capitol-tours-were-given-to-rioters-ahead-of-breach/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County Clerk signed anti-transparency contract with Dominion Voting Systems – Dominion encouraged County to resist disclosure of information – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/dupage-county-clerk-signed-anti-transparency-contract-with-dominion-voting-systems-dominion-encouraged-county-to-resist-disclosure-of-information/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— (Anti) Police “Reform” Omnibus Bill – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/anti-police-reform-omnibus-bill/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL CONGRESS MEMBER SIGNS ONTO EFFORT TO REMOVE CHRISTIAN INFLUENCE FROM AMERICAN CULTURE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/il-congress-member-signs-onto-effort-to-remove-christian-influence-from-american-culture-.html
— DR. JAMES DOBSON: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/dr-james-dobson-where-do-we-go-from-here.html
— ILLINOIS FACES WORST POPULATION LOSS SINCE WORLD WAR II
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-faces-worse-population-loss-since-world-war-ii.html
— WEYERMULLER: CHICAGO MARCH FOR LIFE 2021 PLANS CAR PARADE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/weyermuller-chicago-march-for-life-2021-plans-car-parade-.html
— THE NEXT BORDER CRISIS WILL BE BIDEN’S
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/the-next-border-crisis-will-be-bidens.html
— THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN A CREEDAL NATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/the-importance-of-civic-education-in-a-creedal-nation.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Unemployment applications soar nationally and in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/unemployment-applications-soar-nationally-and-in-illinois/
— CMS encourages state employees to work remotely starting Sunday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/cms-encourages-state-employees-to-work-remotely-starting-sunday/
— 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases; 123 additional deaths; 3,446 hospitalized; 712 in ICU; 6.5 percent case positivity rate; 7.7 percent test positivity rate; Average of 27,125 vaccines administered daily
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/6642-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-123-additional-deaths-3446-hospitalized-712-in-icu-65-percent-case-positivity-rate-77-percent-test-positivity-rate-average-of-27125-vaccines-administered-daily/
— Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard to help secure state buildings in Springfield
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/pritzker-activates-illinois-national-guard-to-help-secure-state-buildings-in-springfield/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— VERY SAD: NRA files for bankruptcy protection, will seek to reorganize in Texas – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/15/nra-files-bankruptcy-protection-will-seek-reorgani/

GOPUSA
— DC Stages Big Drama As Metro Stations Begin Closing Today And Federal Workers Stay Home Through Inauguration
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100651
— End Of Free Speech? AOC Wants Commission To ‘Rein In Media’ Over ‘Disinformation’ – Bobby Eberle
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. According to my critics/opponents, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains should only read what they get directly from the chairmen of a) their Republican township/ward/county party organizations and b) the Illinois Republican Party. According to my critics/opponents, the chairmen of Republican township/ward/county party organizations in Illinois and the Illinois Republican Party should get rid of Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100630
— Gang Of Ten Republicans Ignored Voters In Casting Self-Righteous Impeachment Vote
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100625
— Equality Act Would Stomp Religious Conservatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100468

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater demonizes, denigrates, and condemns those who voted for Trump as being racists.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-core-support-never-about-economy_n_6000b785c5b62c0057bb6dfc

NBC NEWS
— Online far-right movements fracture in wake of Capitol riot – Ben Collins
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents painted TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) as being far-right groups that caused Republican candidates in Illinois to lose elections. I served as the chairman of TAPROOT 2005-2012 and as an ICRC Steering Committee member 2003-2007.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/online-far-right-movements-fracture-wake-capitol-riot-n1254459

ABC NEWS
— Longtime Trump advisers connected to groups behind rally that led to Capitol attack. Roger Stone, Steve Bannon and Michael Flynn all promoted the Jan. 6 rally. – Will Steakin, Matthew Mosk, James Gordon Meek, and Ali Dukakis
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents stress that I organized and promoted Wheaton’s 2004 and 2005 9/11 ceremonies and that I have raised money from Republican candidates and elected official in DuPage County since 2005 to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/longtime-trump-advisers-connected-groups-rally-led-capitol/story?id=75261028
— Beyond domestic terrorists, officials eye foreign influence, drones as threats to Biden inauguration Several federal and local agencies issued a joint threat assessment. – ike Levine
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/domestic-terrorists-officials-eye-foreign-influence-drones-threats/story?id=75281116
— Nearly a dozen ex-military members among those arrested in connection with Capitol riot. The arrests suggest a deeper level of far-right sympathizers, experts say. – Olivia Rubin and Soo Rin Kim
https://abcnews.go.com/US/dozen-military-members-arrested-connection-capitol-riot/story?id=75278680

CNN
— US takes back its assertion that Capitol rioters wanted to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials – Katelyn Polantz
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/capitol-capture-assassinate-elected-officials/index.html

REUTERS
— Pelosi calls for prosecution of any Congress members who might have helped pro-Trump siege – Susan Cornwell
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/pelosi-prosecute-any-members-of-congress-who-aided-trump-supporters-capitol-attack-idUSKBN29K0NV

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “Abandon Trump?” and say “Deep in the G.O.P. Ranks, the MAGA Mind-Set Prevails. As President Trump prepares to exit the White House, his ideas, including falsehoods and conspiracy theories, continue to exert a gravitational pull among grass-roots G.O.P. officials.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/us/politics/trump-republicans.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater viciously demonizes, denigrates, and condemns minorities who support Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/15/understand-trumps-support-we-must-think-terms-multiracial-whiteness/
— A small group of sleuths had been identifying right-wing extremists long before the attack on the Capitol – Robert Klemko
(DIERSEN: From what see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a domestic terrorist and even worse things: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/antifa-far-right-doxing-identities/2021/01/10/41721de0-4dd7-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
— The Capitol rioters generated the evidence that will be used against them – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/capitol-rioters-generated-evidence-that-will-be-used-against-them/
— The Republicans are out of time to repudiate Trump’s election lies – Eugene Robinson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-republicans-are-out-of-time-to-repudiate-trumps-election-lies/2021/01/14/a591da9e-5698-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The demographic divergence that helps explain perceptions of the Capitol rioters.”
(DIERSEN: From what see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that you are a domestic terrorist and even worse things: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/demographic-divergence-that-helps-explain-perceptions-capitol-rioters/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “A broad cross section of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, arrests show” and asks “Now what?” According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, Trump supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, Trump supporters are overwhelmingly law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-14/capitol-besieged-broad-cross-section-trump-supporters

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— National Rifle Association Files for Bankruptcy Gun-rights group plans to move to Texas amid legal battle with New York’s attorney general – Mark Maremont and Jonathan Randles
https://www.wsj.com/articles/national-rifle-association-files-for-bankruptcy-11610746812
— Capitol Events and Excusing Violent Actions The reporters and commentators who are indignant about Trump supporters threatening the rule of law sang a different tune last year in reaction to hundreds of major antifa and Black Lives Matter protests that were “mostly peaceful.” – Adam Graham
https://www.wsj.com/articles/capitol-events-and-excusing-violent-actions-11610746623
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Big Business’s Sharp Left Turn. Corporations’ new political role carries serious political and legal consequences. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-businesss-sharp-left-turn-11610665896
— THE DEATH OF THE OFFICE DESK IS UPON US It has been the centerpiece of corporate life for decades, but as companies reshape workplaces, many may find dedicated individual work areas no longer make sense – Chip Cutter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-of-the-office-desk-is-upon-us-11610553529
— ‘Boomers’ Review: Eminent Aquarians The Baby Boom cohort inherited postwar American prosperity. What have they done with it? – Barton Swaim
(DIERSEN: Are you a Baby Boomer? If so, what did you do with your life? 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. I bought new cars in 1966, 1967, 1968, 1971, etc. I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. I bought condos in 1972, 1974, and 1976. I got married in 1978. My wife and I bought a home in 1978 and we had one built in 1984.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/boomers-review-eminent-aquarians-11610733067
— Where Trump Came From—and Where Trumpism Is Going A populist movement rooted in worries about globalization and alienation from elites culminated in the storming of the Capitol. What can conservatives salvage from the debris? – Gerald F. Seib
(DIERSEN: If you have supported Trump, why is that? I have supported Trump for what he has done to defend and advance the Republican Party platform, and especially its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-trump-came-fromand-where-trumpism-is-going-11610726416

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “As Biden prepares to take office and America reels from Capitol riots, Black and white still define the nation.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/01/14/black-america-history-social-economic-inequalities/5759328002/
— ‘They want to take your speech away,’ censorship cry unites Trump supporters and extremists after Capitol attack – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will call Trump-supporters a) extremists, b) White supremacists, c) Nazis, d) KKK members, e) haters, f) racists, g) sexists, h) bigots, and i) even worse things. What will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in the following do to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, and failing that, to stop everyone from reading those newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/
https://www.azcentral.com/story/tech/2021/01/15/censorship-trump-extremists-facebook-twitter-social-media-capitol-riot/4178737001/

ATLANTIC
— MAGA Is an Extreme Aberration All movements adjust their tactics over time. The president’s most extreme supporters have concluded that violence is useful. – Joan Donovan
(DIERSEN: If you are a law-breaker, you are not a Trump-supporter.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/maga-isnt-a-normal-protest-movement/617685/

VOICE OF AMERICA
— Arrests Mount in US Capitol Riot With Nearly 300 Suspects Identified – Masood Farivar
https://www.voanews.com/2020-usa-votes/arrests-mount-us-capitol-riot-nearly-300-suspects-identified

PBS
— Should Trump be allowed back on social media after he leaves office? Half of Americans say yes – Laura Santhanam
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/half-of-americans-say-trump-should-get-back-his-social-media-megaphone-after-leaving-office

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in using the Capitol Riot to get rid of Trump.
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/terrorism/after_capitol_riot_50_want_trump_removed_from_office_now

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Student-Debt Cancellation Stands Its Best Chance Yet. But Would It Advance Social Justice? – Kelly Field
(DIERSEN: One could ask me what if I could have gotten a student loan? I would have used the many hours that I worked during my junior and senior years in high school and the summer in between washing dishes a) to study, b) to get better grades, c) to get a higher ACT score, and hopefully, d) to get accepted by an Ivy League University. I would have a) majored in accounting, b) earned a master’s degree in accounting much sooner, c) taken and passed the CPA examination much sooner, and d) taken and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination much sooner than I did.)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/student-debt-cancellation-stands-its-best-chance-yet-but-would-it-advance-social-justice

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Washington and state capitols brace for violence from armed Trump supporters.” Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who voted for Trump being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, extremists, criminals, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/15/washington-us-state-capitols-threat-violence-trump

January 15 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Chicago Announces Security Preparations Ahead of Presidential Inauguration. Currently, officials said they are not aware of “any actionable activity being planned in Chicago”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-announces-security-preparations-ahead-of-presidential-inauguration/2417062/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger betrayed fellow Republicans
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-speak-out-st-0117-20210115-mkhql4st6rg4npqd3cqzr4bpgu-story.html
— In 2020 companies took up the cause of racial equity. Now the challenge is accountability. ‘It really starts from the top.’ – ABDEL JIMENEZ
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran the federal government for almost 30 years, they focused on getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-companies-pledge-diversity-efforts-20210114-w4jznuv2l5a6heknr76t66kfmi-story.html
— Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch says he’s Illinois House speaker because ‘my colleagues asked me to step up’ – JAMIE MUNKS
(DIERSEN: I served as the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012. I should write a book about those who did everything that they could to make my chairmanship fail and to make TAPROOT fail. I would focus on those who demonized, denigrated, and condemned the speakers that I recruited. I would focus on activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican but a) who blame me and TAPROOT for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems and b) who blacklist me and blacklisted TAPROOT. I would focus on those who were Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who lost elections.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-house-speaker-welch-democrats-leadership-20210115-olkdz2bw3rdoxbmgy6ovskr4nq-story.html
— Threats of inauguration-related violence underscore the need to ban open carry – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-open-carry-bad-idea-political-protests-zorn-20210114-zjswqivrwjdxbd77oakrcqqije-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Reform bill hands ‘keys to the criminals,’ Chicago police union president says. “It was an end-around game for contract negotiations … which now made our position much weaker,” Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara says. “They have just made policing in this city and state near impossible.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/14/22231554/police-reform-bill-catanzara-chicago-crime-misconduct-body-cameras
— President-elect Joe Biden picks Sen. Tammy Duckworth to be a DNC vice chair. Duckworth will be taking on party chores heading into the 2022 contests in a cycle where she will be running for her second term. – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who shout at Peter Roskam that he almost lost to Duckworth in 2006 a) because of what I had done as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) because of what I had done as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman since 2005, and c) because of what I had done as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member since 2003. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who shout at Jim Ryan that he lost to Blagojevich in 2002 a) because of what I had done as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) because of what I had done as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Vice Chairman since 2000, and c) because of what I had done as the coordinator for Pat O’Malley’s gubernatorial primary campaign in Milton Township. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who shout at Bill Brady that I caused all his election defeats a) because of what I had done as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, b) because of what I had done as the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman since 2005, and c) because of what I had done as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member since 2003. Since 2000, my critics/opponents have blamed me for all the all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/14/22231445/president-elect-joe-biden-pick-illinois-senator-tammy-duckworth-dnc-vice-chair
— In Chicago, other cities, more cops are calling it quits, retiring amid anti-police backlash. Chicago police retirements were up 15% last year over 2019. In New York, retirements nearly doubled. Some Chicago cops cite anti-police rhetoric over the past year. – Frank Main and Fran Spielman
(DIERSEN: The main reasons why my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old included a) the ever-increasing hatred that my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates demonstrated against GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and who had not made GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40 and b) my knowing that virtually no one would come to my defense if I did not retire.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/15/22229584/police-retirements-backlash-chicago-new-york-minneapolis-john-catanzara-fop-michael-lappe

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— McDonald’s pauses political giving following Capitol riot. The fast-food giant is reviewing its policy on donations. – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-pauses-political-giving-following-capitol-riot
— Luxury home sales skyrocket in suburbs, dip in city. City home sales at $1 million or more dropped nearly 7 percent in 2020. In the suburbs, they were up 40 percent. – DENNIS RODKIN
(DIERSEN: What percent of those buying luxury homes in the suburbs are Democrats fleeing the poverty and the crime that the Democrat Party platform brings forth – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/luxury-home-sales-skyrocket-suburbs-dip-city
— Rahm Emanuel puts his money where his mouth is. The former mayor and his wife, Amy Rule, have made six-figure annual pledge to scholarship program started when he was at City Hall. – STEVEN R. STRAHLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/education/rahm-emanuel-puts-his-money-where-his-mouth

CBS2
— ‘I’m Close To Retirement And I’m Scared:’ Spike In Unemployment Claims Hitting Specific Sectors Hard – Steven Graves
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those who my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing to retire early 1980-1997. Virtually all of them were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/14/im-close-to-retirement-and-im-scared-spike-in-unemployment-claims-hitting-specific-sectors-hard/

WBEZ
— National Activist Lends Support To Police Abolition Push At Northwestern. At a Martin Luther King Day event, Mariame Kaba, known for her work on prison abolition, said students are “taking up King’s struggle.” – Esther Yoon-Ji Kang
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, that is, Anarchists, call for all law enforcement to be abolished?)
https://www.wbez.org/stories/national-activist-lends-support-to-police-abolition-push-at-northwestern/2f570cfd-8453-4c32-aa92-c07e60d160ee

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— ‘It’s surreal’: Illinois National Guard heads to DC to help with potential armed riots – Stacy St. Clair
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America put Republicans on watch lists? How soon, if not already, will they ban Republicans from seeking or holding government or political offices? How soon will they ban Republicans from getting educations? How soon will they ban Republicans from getting/holding jobs? How soon will they ban Republicans from owning firearms? How soon will they ban Republicans from owning property? I should write a book about how DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton RINOs have invited in, welcomed, glorified, praised, promoted, and elected Democrats since 1978, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those who are recent immigrants, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who are in America illegally, and those who want booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/2021/01/14/illinois-national-guard-members-head-dc-inauguration/4164223001/

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, Considers Statewide Run – Scot Bertram
(DIERSEN: If they have not done so already, my critics/opponents will shout at Demmer that he will lose because of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=317247#.YAF7myYXCM8

STATELINE
— Petition urges Pritzker to veto Illinois police reform bill
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/petition-urges-pritzker-to-veto-illinois-police-reform-bill/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Lawmakers ask Biden to make Springfield Race Riot site a National Monument
(DIERSEN: Soon, if not already, Illinois Democrats will demand that all Illinois Republicans disclose what their ancestors did in 1908. My ancestors on my father’s side operated Crete’s only hardware store. My ancestors on my mother’s side operated a farm in Grant Park.)
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/lawmakers-ask-biden-to-make-springfield-race-riot-site-a-national-monument

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Ed Stetzer, the head of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College, to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump-supporters.
https://www.npr.org/sections/insurrection-at-the-capitol/2021/01/13/955801878/how-did-we-get-here-a-call-for-an-evangelical-reckoning-on-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Racist Roots Of The Capitol Insurrection.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/racist-roots-capitol-insurrection#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— President of Pasco teacher’s union says cries for in-class learning a product of white privilege – THOMAS YAZWINSKI
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/president-of-teachers-union-says-cries-for-in-class-learning-a-product-of-white-privilege
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters denounce comparison between Capitol siege and BLM protests.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/comparison-between-capitol-siege-blm-protests-is-denounced

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— District 65 School Board Holds Meeting to Discuss Safety; Claim Parents Pushing to Open Schools for In-Person Learning are ‘White Supremacists’ – Larry Gavi
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/Default/All-Recent-Posts/Article/District-65-School-Board-Holds-Meeting-to-Discuss-Safety-Claim-Parents-Pushing-to-Open-Schools-for-In-Person-Learning-are-White-Supremacists-/-3/225/19273

ILLINOIS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Will Republicans finally reject Trump?” Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Trump to drive Republicans out of the Republican Party, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/will-republicans-finally-reject-trump/Content?oid=13066882

PROVISO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOLS DISTRICT 209
— Class of ’89 students hit the nail on the head when they voted Emanuel Chris Welch as “Likely to Succeed.” He was an “A” student. Athlete. Student Council member. And, Class President. Now, he is Illinois’ first Black Speaker of the House of Representatives. We’re proud to be part of this outstanding history.
(DIERSEN: What did you do while you were in high school? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I washed dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my Junior and Senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between.)
https://www.facebook.com/PTHSD209/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Democrats Leap Into the Abyss of Hypocrisy – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/democrats-leap-into-the-abyss-of-hypocrisy/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Pritzker Praises Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/pritzker-praises-madigan/
— Changes in the House Rules that Would Allow Ordinary Members To Be More than Digits
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/changes-in-the-house-rules-that-would-allow-ordinary-members-to-be-more-than-digits/
— Jeffrey Schwartz Nominated by Mike Buehler to Replace Chuck Wheeler on County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/jeffrey-schwartz-nominated-by-mike-buehler-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-county-board/
— Dems Reward Trial Lawyers in End of Session Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/dems-reward-trial-lawyers-in-end-of-session-vote/
— Kyle Rittenhouse’s Conditions of Bond to be Amended after January 5 Incident
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/rittenhouse011421/
— Pritzker Reaction to Criminal Justice Bill’s Passage
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/pritizker-reaction-to-criminal-justice-bills-passage/
— Machinations in Passage of Dems Criminal Justice Reform Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/14/machinarions-in-passage-of-dems-criminal-justice-reform-bill/

CAPITOL FAX
— Welch to Maxwell: “I didn’t hit a woman,” denies he was arrested
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/15/welch-to-maxwell-i-didnt-hit-a-woman-denies-he-was-arrested/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Evidence of planned attack on Capitol undercuts Dems’ incitement claim – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/14/trump-impeachment-democrats-incitement-claim-under/
— ‘It’s overkill’: Inauguration lockdown deals another blow to struggling D.C. businesses – Jeff Mordock
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats who run your municipality, your township, your county, Illinois, and America put Republicans on watch lists? How soon, if not already, will they ban Republicans from seeking or holding government or political offices? How soon will they ban Republicans from getting educations? How soon will they ban Republicans from getting/holding jobs? How soon will they ban Republicans from owning firearms? How soon will they ban Republicans from owning property? I should write a book about how DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton RINOs have invited in, welcomed, glorified, praised, promoted, and elected Democrats since 1978, and especially Democrats who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those who are recent immigrants, those who have financial, health, and/or other problems, those who are in America illegally, and those who want booze, gambling, pot, and other vices.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/14/inauguration-lockdown-deals-another-blow-strugglin/
— Extremism, white supremacy and white nationalism in the U.S. military have been on the rise over the past year and radical groups are actively encouraging military members to join their ranks, Pentagon officials said Thursday. – Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/14/pentagon-sees-rising-extremist-infiltration-ranks/

GOPUSA
— The Lynch Mob Comes For Citizen Trump – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100634
— Radical BLM Activist Arrested By Feds For His Role In The Capitol Debacle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100615
— St. Paul To Form Reparations Commission For Redistribution Of Wealth
(DIERSEN: Who will lead the redistribution of wealth from Republicans to Democrats in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100581
— Parler Is Not The First Victim Of Big Tech; Remember Prager U?
(DIERSEN: Google continues to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website. Google should publish what it wants me to do to get Google to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100513

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Purge Has Begun. Where It Stops, Nobody Knows. – Jarrett Stepman
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating Republican Party leaders purge the Republican Party of those who voted for Trump? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/11/the-purge-has-begun-where-it-stops-nobody-knows/
— Critical Race Theory Infiltrates Government, Classrooms – Jarrett Stepman
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/01/12/critical-race-theory-infiltrates-government-classrooms/

BREITBART
— Poll: Americans Want Companies to Hire Americans Before Immigrants – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see immigrants as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/01/14/poll-americans-want-companies-hire-americans-before-migrants/

BLAZE
— Capitol rioter arrested for encouraging violence is an anti-Trump agitator and a Black Lives Matter supporter. James Earle Sullivan said he was there to document the protests. – Carlos Garcia
https://www.theblaze.com/news/john-sullivan-blm-capitol-riot
— Franklin Graham casts ‘shame’ on House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump, likens them to Judas. ‘It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for his betrayal’ – Beck Thomas
(DIERSEN: What would Franklin Graham say to those in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican but who demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/franklin-graham-casts-shame-on-house-republicans-who-voted-to-impeach-trump-likens-them-to-judas
— Democratic city councilman arrested, charged with eight counts of election fraud. Louisiana’s attorney general said Emanuel Zanders illegally registered nearly two dozen people to vote in his district amid his re-election bid. – DAVE URBANSKI
(DIERSEN: How strongly are those who have the following demographics discouraged from seeking and/or holding government and/or political offices in your municipality, in your township, and in your county: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time? I should write a book about those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and/or in DuPage County and who discourage those who have the aforesaid demographics from seeking and/or holding government and/or political offices in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and/or DuPage County.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-democratic-city-councilman-arrested-charged-with-eight-counts-of-election-fraud

MICHAEL BARONE
— From Impeaching Incitement to Canceling Conservatism
https://www.creators.com/read/michael-barone/01/21/from-impeaching-incitement-to-canceling-conservatism

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— “Leave Democrats to their own devices, and they will screw themselves politically, just when they are at the height of power” – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/leave-democrats-to-their-own-devices-and-they-will-screw-themselves-politically-just-when-they-are-at-the-height-of-power/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Major bank warns it could cancel accounts of unmasked customers in branches. Like HSBC, a number of major British supermarket chains are also stepping up their enforcement of face covering rules in-store. – David McLoone
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/major-bank-warns-it-could-cancel-accounts-of-unmasked-customers-in-branches
— Multiple companies that backed BLM violence, now blacklisting Republicans for electoral objections. Since Wednesday, more than twenty companies have suspended contributions to Republican members of congress who maintained objections to some of Biden’s electoral votes after the January 6 riot in Washington D.C. – Raymond Wolfe
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/multiple-companies-that-backed-blm-violence-now-blacklisting-republicans-for-electoral-objections

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Adviser: Trump Will ‘Make Sure’ Republicans Flip House in 2022 – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-adviser-trump-will-make-sure-republicans-flip-house-in-2022_3657179.html

THE HILL
— Republicans scramble to contain fallout as donors distance themselves – ALEX GANGITANO
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, how will Illinois Republican Party (IRP) leaders respond to potential donors who demand that they get rid of the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump? In DuPage County, how will DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) leaders respond to potential donors who demand that they get rid of the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump? In Milton Township, how will Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) leaders respond to potential donors who demand that they get rid of the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump? I should write a book about how IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO leaders have responded to donors since 2000 who have demanded that they get rid of me. I should write a book about how Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have responded since 2000 to donors who have demanded that they get rid of me. I would focus on donors who I have sued.)
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/534343-republicans-scramble-to-contain-fallout-as-donors-freeze-contributions
— GOP in bind over Trump as corporate donations freeze – JONATHAN EASLEY AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534337-gop-in-bind-over-trump-as-corporate-donations-freeze

POLITICO
— Lawmakers who conspired with Capitol attackers in legal peril. If any members of Congress are proven to have colluded with the rioters, their position likely won’t save them from criminal liability. – JOSH GERSTEIN
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/14/lawmakers-capitol-attackers-legal-459519
— After speaking out about an insurrection, CEOs are eager to move on. Executives are hoping to quickly return to business as usual, despite their signals about campaign contributions. – BEN WHITE
(DIERSEN: How soon will hate-filled Trump-hating businesses officially dump their employees, dump their shareholders, dump their customers, dump their suppliers, dump their etc. that do not hate Trump? How soon will hate-filled Trump-hating organizations officially dump their members who do not hate Trump?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/14/ceos-wall-street-business-insurrection-move-on-459523

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “White Christian Radicalization Is A Violent Threat. There was a distinctly Christian nationalist presence at the U.S. Capitol riot. Some leaders are trying to publicly reject it — but others are staying silent.”
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/white-christian-nationalism-capitol-riot_n_5ff73916c5b612d958ea19db

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Capitol rioters intended to ‘capture and assassinate’ elected officials.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/15/politics/capitol-capture-assassinate-elected-officials/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Kinzinger says Trump is “nuts” after impeachment vote – GRACE SEGERS
(DIERSEN: What does Kinzinger say about a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-impeachment-nuts-kinzinger/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “McConnell Privately Backs Impeachment as House Moves to Charge Trump.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/us/politics/mcconnell-backs-trump-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters crow about their success in making religious leaders anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/opinion/trump-evangelicals.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “majority support for preventing Trump from serving again.” How soon, if not already, will Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains be forced to sign a pledge that a) they will never support another Trump candidacy, b) that they will demonize, denigrate, condemn, and blacklist Trump, and c) that they will do everything that they can to get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all. 2,446,891 in Illinois for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-poll-post-abc/2021/01/14/aeac7b96-5690-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— CNN’s Jake Tapper blasted for challenging disabled veteran Rep. Mast’s patriotism – Lee Brown
(DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have shouted at veterans, and at everyone else, that I got student draft deferments 1966-1969 and financial hardship draft deferments 1970-1971. While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997, just about all of my Democrat superiors and supervisors who were veterans took adverse actions against me.)
https://nypost.com/2021/01/14/jake-tapper-slammed-for-challenging-veteran-rep-masts-patriotism/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Extremists in Capitol Riot Had Histories of Violent Rhetoric and Threats. Far-right groups and white nationalists publicly discussed the Jan. 6 rally, activity that should have been enough to put law enforcement on high alert, current and former government officials say. – Dan Frosch, Rachael Levy and Zusha Elinson
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters call you an extremist: Trump supporter, law enforcement officer, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/extremists-in-capitol-riots-had-histories-of-violent-rhetoric-and-threats-11610639781
— News Startup Axios Wants to Help Companies Write Like Its Reporters—for $10,000 a Year, or More – Benjamin Mullin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/axios-wants-to-help-companies-write-like-its-reportersfor-10-000-a-year-or-more-11610632800

BLOOMBERG
— Democracy Needs to Be Taught in School
(DIERSEN: Democrat teachers teach their students how to use democracy to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-14/classroom-civics-revival-can-help-heal-u-s-democracy

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against those who promote hatred against Trump and against Trump-supporters.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/10-house-republicans-voted-to-impeach-trump-heres-what-they-said

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters who run the LWV say “We Must Impeach Donald Trump NOW “
http://participate.lwv.org/c/10065/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_K

LGBTQ
— Kinzinger calls on Christian leaders to repent for lying to congregations about Trump. And he’s naming names… – Bil Browning
(DIERSEN: What does Kinzinger say about the Christian leaders in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/gop-congressman-calls-christian-leaders-repent-lying-congregations-trump/

EDITOR AND PUBLISHER
— As the Importance of Data and Metrics Goals Rise in Newsrooms, Should Pay be Tied to Clicks?
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. No one calls my tunes. I have enough motivation, good health, time, and money to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening. I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out those emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. I would focus on activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have lost elections, their major donors, political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, etc. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/stories/as-the-importance-of-data-and-metrics-goals-rise-in-newsrooms-should-pay-be-tied-to-clicks,183667

January 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Businesses, banks cut ties with Trump for promoting violence ahead of US Capitol siege – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/business/businesses-banks-cut-ties-with-trump-for-promoting-violence/9587144/
— Who will replace Mike Madigan as Illinois House speaker? Chris Welch, Ann Williams, Jay Hoffman have declared they will run. – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/who-will-replace-mike-madigan-as-illinois-house-speaker/9600707/
— Trump says there’s ‘tremendous anger’ in nation over impeachment following Capitol siege. House lawmakers are reconvening at the Capitol for the first time since the deadly pro-Trump riot to approve a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to declare the president unable to serve – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-races-to-oust-trump;-he-blames-accusers-for-us-anger/9590910/
— Trump takes no responsibility for Capitol riot, visits Texas to showcase border wall. “The 25th Amendment is of zero risk to me, but will come back to haunt Joe Biden and the Biden administration,” Trump said. “As the expression goes, be careful of what you wish for.” – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-takes-no-responsibility-for-riot-visits-texas/9591161/

NBC5
— Pritzker Activates 200 Members of Illinois National Guard to Provide Support During Inauguration
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-activates-200-members-of-illinois-national-guard-to-provide-support-during-inauguration/2414991/
— Despite Capitol Siege Half of U.S. Wants Congress to Prioritize Unity Over Impeachment: Poll
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/despite-capitol-siege-half-of-u-s-wants-congress-to-prioritize-unity-over-impeachment-poll/2414954/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Prosecuting Trump for incitement would set a dangerous precedent. Unlike the cancellation of Josh Hawley’s book, such criminal charges pose a real threat to freedom of speech. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/12/22227285/freedom-of-speech-first-amendment-josh-hawley-incitement-jacob-sullum
— Massive Trump Tower sign along Chicago River must come down, alderman says. Ald. Gilbert Villegas plans to introduce an ordinance forcing the removal of the 2,891-square-foot sign on the 96-story Trump International Hotel & Tower if Trump is convicted of “treason, sedition or subversive activities.” – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/12/22227071/trump-tower-sign-chicago-removal-ordinance-villegas-city-council-capitol-mob-riot-impeachment
— Sources say Latinx Caucus to back Welch for speaker — possibly giving him more than half the needed votes. With the Black Caucus’ backing potentially providing 22 votes, and all nine Latinx Caucus members endorsing Welch, he could have 31 of the 60 votes needed to become speaker. – Rachel Hinton and Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/12/22227890/sources-latinx-caucus-latino-welch-hispanic-house-speaker-black-madigan-hernandez-williams-kifowit
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats officially declared their Second Civil War on Republicans when Trump was elected.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/12/22227227/donald-trump-divided-country-civil-war-capitol-insurrection-phil-kadner
— Bailey returns to House after collapse, says Illinois can help unite nation ‘if we can get our act together sometime soon’ Bailey was welcomed back to the chamber with a bipartisan round of applause. The Xenia Republican, who will be sworn into the state Senate Wednesday, thanked his colleagues for their support while he recuperated. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/12/22227452/downstate-darren-bailey-house-retturn-colllapse-bank-springfield-medical-emergency
— Pence acknowledges ‘our time’ coming to an end. Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that the administration is in the middle of the transition and is working “diligently” with President-elect Joe Biden’s team. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/12/22227453/pence-acknowledges-time-coming-end

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Companies are dumping Trump brand in wake of Capitol insurrection. But can Chicago shed Trump Tower’s giant sign? – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-brand-corporate-tower-sign-chicago-20210112-uvrly75auze6rp5w3ietodbdpy-story.html
— Kinzinger will vote to impeach Trump – BILL RUTHHART
(DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-donald-trump-impeachment-20210112-vd5r3x75ivczbkky4syoczpmna-story.html
— Where Illinois’ congressional delegation stands on second Trump impeachment – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-impeachment-illinois-congressional-delegation-20210112-b25ocbh26vh55axfejtgu4o3t4-story.html
— Madigan must go, for the sake of Illinois’ younger generations – RACHEL BRUSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-michael-madigan-speaker-future-20210112-dy7rlmuykffytpfqxzrxumphhy-story.html
— Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider tests positive for COVID-19, condemns maskless Republicans during Capitol riot lockdown – BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-brad-schneider-tests-positive-covid-19-capitol-insurrection-20210112-oiru2iueizemrl5whnowe6bzgm-story.html
— Illinois House Black Caucus, which previously endorsed Madigan, rallies behind Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch for speaker – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-lame-duck-20210112-drwrs5qayjcvvex3zde6curlwi-story.html
— Twitter’s action against Trump opens a can of First Amendment worms – CLARENCE PAGE
(DIERSEN: Google has always refused to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website and that is what my critics/opponents want Google to do.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-hawley-twitter-first-amendment-page-20210112-qdt6ehyk3fecnbha5lw4ginwa4-story.html
— Illinois National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., ahead of inauguration amid possibility of armed protests – STACY ST. CLAIR and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-national-guard-washington-riot-protests-activate-20210112-togyatdm4nggnomzstv4rrr5oi-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 6,642 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths reported Tuesday as Chicago travel order revamped again to allow most to avoid quarantine with negative test
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210112-s6hru2aixrfe7mc6myhqofaznm-story.html
— Sen. Mitch McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the GOP – JONATHAN MARTIN AND MAGGIE HABERMAN
(DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-mcconnell-impeachment-trump-20210112-pnu2y33m5zbrbnnwb4hhcsmlbm-story.html
— With new General Assembly about to be inaugurated, House Democrats continue scramble to elect a speaker – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-lame-duck-20210112-drwrs5qayjcvvex3zde6curlwi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton College faculty condemn ‘abuses of Christian symbols’ at Capitol siege – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/wheaton-college-faculty-condemn-abuses-of-christian-symbols-at-capitol-siege
— Is McConnell happy Democrats are moving to impeach Trump? Kinzinger on board – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/is-mcconnell-happy-democrats-are-moving-to-impeach-trump-kinzinger-on-board
— Permanent vote-by-mail expansion moves to House floor – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210112/permanent-vote-by-mail-expansion-moves-to-house-floor
— Early warning signs emerge for GOP after US Capitol riots – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210112/news/301129959/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Race for speaker sets up Springfield showdown Three lawmakers could be in the running to replace Madigan—who waits in the wings, in case they come up short. Here’s what you need to know. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/race-speaker-sets-springfield-showdown
— Lightfoot’s floor leader wants Trump Tower sign gone. “We’re not sure how legal it is, but at the end of the day, sue us,” the alderman said with a laugh. “Bring it. This is not his first lawsuit, and it won’t be the last.” – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/lightfoots-floor-leader-wants-trump-tower-sign-gone

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Rodney Davis to vote no on impeachment – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/rodney-davis-to-vote-no-on-impeachment/article_c951e304-5b8f-5e21-a277-57465f9b23bf.html

EASTERN IOWA GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump loyalists feel betrayed by Iowa Republicans.”
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnist/iowa-republicans-feenstra-hinson-miller-meeks-trump-capitol-riot-voter-fraud-20210112

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump claims 25th Amendment will ‘haunt’ Biden – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-heads-to-texas-border-in-final-days-to-showcase-wall

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— President Trump speaks at Texas border – Markie Martin and Sean Noone
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/live-president-trump-speaks-at-texas-border/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Takes A Last Look At His Border Wall As Congress Considers Impeachment – FRANCO ORDOÑEZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-takes-one-last-look-his-border-wall-congress-considers-impeachment#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to demonize, denigrate, and condemn police who support Trump.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/us-capitol-mob-brings-questions-fallout-pro-trump-police#stream/0

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association warns against GOP silence on election validity, violence
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/illinois-democratic-county-chairs-association-warns-against-gop-silence-on-election-validity-violence/
— US Rep. Schneider tests positive, blames maskless GOP members
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/us-rep-schneider-tests-positive-blames-maskless-gop-members/
— Democratic women’s groups back to urging election of a woman Speaker of the House
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/democratic-womens-groups-back-to-urging-election-of-a-woman-speaker-of-the-house/
— Illinois Legislative Black Caucus thanks Madigan, touts Welch
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/illinois-legislative-black-caucus-thanks-madigan-touts-welch/
— 6,642 new confirmed and probable cases; 117 additional deaths; 3,553 hospitalized; 757 in ICU; 7.5 percent case positivity rate; 8.6 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/12/6642-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-117-additional-deaths-3553-hospitalized-757-in-icu-75-percent-case-positivity-rate-86-percent-test-positivity-rate/

FOX NEWS
— Big Tech censorship against conservatives is ‘dictatorial’: Republican congressman Andy Biggs: ‘They’re trying to create a single-party system’ – David Rutz
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want Big Tech to censor conservatives.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/big-tech-conservatives-dictatorial-republican

GOPUSA
— Corporations Crack Down On Conservative Ideas
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100412
— Biden Administration May Target ‘Racist Highways’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99770
— Carjackings More Than Double In Chicago During 2020, Police Say, Perhaps As Criminals Blended In With Masked Public
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100371

ONE NEWS NOW
— Equality Act would stomp religious conservatives – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who stomp religious conservatives in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on stompers who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/01/12/equality-act-would-stomp-religious-conservatives

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Calls Impeachment Push a ‘Witch Hunt’ That Stokes Anger – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-calls-impeachment-push-a-witch-hunt-that-stokes-anger_3653541.html

THE HILL
— Cheney says she’ll vote to impeach Trump – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533926-cheney-says-shell-vote-to-impeach-trump
— Pence rejects calls to invoke 25th Amendment – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533957-pence-rejects-calls-to-invoke-25th-amendment?rnd=1610499668
— Trump, House GOP relationship suddenly deteriorates – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533951-trump-house-gop-relationship-suddenly-deteriorates

CNN
— ‘Be careful what you wish for:’ Trump threatens Biden over 25th Amendment
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/01/12/trump-alamo-border-wall-texas-remarks-vpx.cnn
— McConnell believes impeachment push will help rid Trump from the GOP, but has not said if he will vote to
convict (DIERSEN: What will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican county and township organizations in Illinois do to get rid of their Republican Precinct Committeemen who support Trump? Will they end their roles as committee chairmen and committee members? Will they keep them in the dark? Will they badmouth them during meetings? Will they badmouth them to the Republican voters in their precinct? Will they gerrymander their precincts? Will they formally sanction them? Will they recruit candidates to run against them?)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/mcconnell-impeachment-trump-capitol-riot/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Schumer Wants Capitol Riot Participants Placed on No-Fly List – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000007547646/schumer-no-fly-list-capitol-riot-insurrection.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Using the 14th Amendment to bar Trump from office could take years It’s unlikely Congress can disqualify Trump from office through a simple majority vote – Daniel Hemel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/12/14th-amendment-insurrection-trump-removal-problems/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the “free market” makes it clear that it wants to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that support Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/12/republicans-usually-revere-free-market-now-theyre-cursing-it/
— HEARTLAND JOINS CONSERVATIVE LEADERS: TECH COMPANIES POSE EXISTENTIAL THREAT, MUST BE BROKEN UP – Jim Lakely
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/12/republicans-usually-revere-free-market-now-theyre-cursing-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater “says GOP will not be a governing majority again as long as it embraces Trumpism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/12/former-rnc-chair-gops-uncertain-future-you-will-not-be-governing-majority-again-long-youre-embracing-trumpism-nationalism/

BALTIMORE
— Trump must go after inciting insurrection, time for conservatives to cleanse themselves – MITCH EDELMAN
(DIERSEN: Who will take the lead in the following to cleanse Trump supporters once and for all: a) your precinct, b) your municipal district, c) your municipality, d) your township, e) your county district, f) your county, g) your congressional district, h) Illinois, i) America, j) your township/ward Republican organization, k) your Republican county party organization, and l) Illinois Republican Party? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What does the future hold for Trump supporters? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) gave money to Trump, and/or g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/opinion/cc-op-edelman-011221-20210112-u7bsuwvlobbplejuyubm7jreyy-story.html

USA TODAY
— Evangelicals face a reckoning: Donald Trump and the future of our faith. We must live up to our calling as evangelicals: to proclaim Jesus Christ to the world, rather than betray Him to sustain worldly power. – Ed Stetzer, a dean and professor at Wheaton College, where he also leads the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/01/10/after-donald-trump-evangelical-christians-face-reckoning-column/6601393002/
— Gunmakers see stock price increases in days after riots at US Capitol – Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/01/11/capitol-riots-trump-gun-manufacturers-ruger-vista-smith-wesson/6597753002/
— Auto industry unlikely to return to normal anytime soon as COVID-19 lingers – Jamie L. LaReau
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2021/01/09/covid-19-auto-industry-2021/6592947002/

FORBES
— The Extremists, Conspiracy Theorists, And Conservative Stars Banned From Social Media Following The Capitol Takeover – Jack Brewster
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/12/the-extremists-conspiracy-theorists-and-conservative-stars-banned-from-social-media-following-the-capitol-takeover/

DESERET NEWS
— Conservatives are running out of social media options. Is it a violation of their free speech rights? As social media, broadcasters and publishers shut out radical rhetoric, some conservatives are crying foul. But experts say private companies can ban who they want. – Jeff Parrott
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/12/22225290/parler-amazon-facebook-twitter-conservatives-social-media-free-speech

St. CLOUD TIMES
— Is Joe Biden too old to lead the country? – Gerry Feld
(DIERSEN: What would you cite to defend your mental capacity? I would cite the fact that no health problem or other problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out a) each and every morning since 2004 and b) each and every evening since 2015. Those emails have included links to more than 389,300 articles.)
https://www.sctimes.com/story/opinion/2021/01/08/joe-biden-too-old-lead-country/6585844002/

NPR
— Extremists Face Charges As House Moves Toward Impeachment (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am an extremist. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955705368/violence-division-extremists-face-charges-while-gop-weighs-how-to-move-forward

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Calls on Christian Leaders to ‘Admit Their Mistakes’ in Pushing Trump’s Conspiracies – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Kinzinger call for the following to admit that they made mistakes: a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-congressman-calls-christian-leaders-admit-their-mistakes-pushing-trumps-conspiracies-1560907

NARFE
— Tell Your Representative to Cosponsor New WEP/GPO Repeal Bill – Evan Dean
(DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension. I paid Social Security taxes while I washed dishes, cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, pumped gasoline, delivered mail, worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard, sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances, etc. 1964-1974.)
https://new.narfe.org/tell-your-representative-to-cosponsor-new-wep-gpo-repeal-bill/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On January 4, 2021, Rep. Rodney Davis, R-IL, reintroduced the latest iteration of legislation to repeal the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO). These provisions cut the earned Social Security benefits of federal retirees and their surviving spouses. The Social Security Fairness Act of 2021, H.R. 82, would fully repeal both provisions, which, together, affect over 2.5 million people nationwide. Visit NARFE’s Legislative Action Center to urge your Representative to cosponsor this important legislation. House rules guarantee a floor vote on any legislation that garners 290 or more cosponsors; H.R. 82 currently has 20 cosponsors. Let’s build momentum to secure a vote on this critical bill in the 117th Congress. The WEP significantly reduces the Social Security benefits of government retirees who collect both a federal annuity from their government jobs and Social Security benefits from private employment. Meanwhile, the GPO prevents government retirees who receive a federal annuity from collecting full Social Security spousal benefits. In this situation, Social Security spousal or survivor benefits are reduced by two-thirds of the federal retiree’s government annuity. Often, this leaves widows and widowers with no spousal benefits at all.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Say News Media Have Too Much Influence Over Government
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/most_voters_say_news_media_have_too_much_influence_over_government

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQers demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/dem-lawmakers-start-testing-covid-positive-gop-reps-refused-wear-masks-lockdown/

January 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— U.S. Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office. Kinzinger calls on GOP to denounce Trump: “He is no longer the leader of our party, and our party must reject his treasonous acts”
https://abc7chicago.com/us-capitol-news-congress-protest/9431581/

NBC5
— After Rioters Storm US Capitol, State Police Increase Security at Illinois’ Capitol in Springfield
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-state-police-increase-security-at-illinois-capitol-in-springfield/2409608/
— ‘This Mob Was Invited:’ Sen. Durbin Says Trump Wanted Rioters to Disrupt Wednesday Vote Count
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/this-mob-was-invited-sen-durbin-says-trump-wanted-mob-to-disrupt-wednesday-vote-count/2409973/
— Chicago Officials Prepare Security After Rioters Storm US Capitol, Clash With Police – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-officials-prepare-security-after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-clash-with-police/2409559/
— Illinois Reps. Underwood, Schneider Call for Trump’s Removal After Mob Attacks Capitol
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-rep-lauren-underwood-calls-for-trumps-removal-after-mob-attacks-capitol/2410094/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Congress certifies Joe Biden’s Electoral College win hours after violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol; president vows ‘orderly transition’ of power – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-electoral-college-protests-20210106-mv4gtnvkpvgublb3vgvz765lje-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks Congress to immediately impeach, remove Trump – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-calls-for-trump-impeachment-20210107-az3m4vrzfvba5k4v2ybhvyxmpa-story.html
— U.S. Reps. Foster, Casten, Underwood, DuPage GOP chairman Jim Zay condemn ‘attempted coup’ at Capitol – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-elected-officials-capitol-reactions-st-0108-20210106-oxw3trfp4jf7tly3ihfg6snxza-story.html
— Election defeats turning pols into sore losers – CHARLES SELLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have lost elections, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me, blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member the most for their losses.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-sore-losers-st-0107-20210106-4ipixp4gg5bv5gcaa7br4bwvie-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What if crowd who swarmed the US Capitol was Black or Muslim?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-trump-supporters-mob-capitol-double-standard-0106-20210106-njqyjby45vhx3b3twsem4d257a-story.html
— Trump owns this – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-trump-washington-protests-kass-20210107-iji5pk2j4nh7hlkrn2j3dwi2tq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rioters attack Capitol: Reps. Robin Kelly, Mike Quigley, Brad Schneider trapped in House gallery. The insurrection cast a shadow over what in another time would be the giant story: The Democrats won control of the Senate with the Georgia elections. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22218104/rioters-attack-capitol-rep-robin-kelly-trapped-in-house-gallery-rep-mike-quigley-brad-schneider
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “In final days, Trump does his best to burn down the house. Black protesters would have been stopped before they breached the first barricade.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22217877/capitol-protests-trump-electoral-college-does-his-best-burn-down-the-house

DAILY HERALD
— ‘This is a coup attempt’: What Republican and Democratic reps from Illinois said about Capitol attack – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/this-is-a-coup-attempt-what-republican-and-democratic-reps-from-illinois-said-about-capitol-attack

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump pledges orderly transition to Biden presidency. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter by an aide early this morning.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-pledges-orderly-transition-biden-presidency
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed investors are seeing green as Dems take control of Senate. Local marijuana companies including GTI and Cresco could benefit from the shift in power. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-investors-are-seeing-green-dems-take-control-senate

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will lame duck session be painful for taxpayers? – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-will-lame-duck-session-be-painful-for-taxpayers/article_c2f13d0c-4f4d-11eb-b2a5-9bc34f3e8d63.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— LaHood calls Wednesday Capitol raid ‘one of the most shameful things I have seen’
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lahood-calls-wednesday-capitol-raid-one-of-the-most-shameful-things-i-have-seen/article_697cf175-9f8b-5a75-96fc-4b0f27800a97.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— If Trump rioters had been black, Capitol streets would’ve been blood-red. Did anybody think things could go so far, so wrong, so un-American? – Phil Luciano
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/columns/luciano/2021/01/06/if-trump-terrorists-had-been-black-capitol-wouldve-been-blood-red/6570903002/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lame duck session not always good for those about to be goosed – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-lame-duck-session-not-always-good-for-those-about-to-be-goosed/article_61a65355-f5c1-577f-9b85-6db9d1775e30.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Plummer, McClure named to Senate leadership team
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/McClure-named-to-Senate-leadership-team-15848659.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘This isn’t America:’ Local leaders react to chaos in D.C. – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/this-isnt-america-local-leaders-react-to-chaos-in-d-c/article_246173a4-5066-11eb-8ace-4f237afed1ae.html
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for ‘lame duck’ session – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-lame-duck-session/article_14e29b9e-5064-11eb-9d84-672947f6b3a3.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths with 13 reported Wednesday, fourth-deadliest day of the pandemic – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/07/dupage-county-surpasses-1000-covid-19-deaths-with-13-reported-wednesday-fourth-deadliest-day-of-the-pandemic/
— DuPage County reports that over 18,000 healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine, second dose to start this week – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/01/06/dupage-county-reports-that-over-18000-healthcare-workers-have-received-covid-19-vaccine-second-dose-to-start-this-week/

FOX ST. LOUIS
— ‘Republicans stand for law and order’ Illinois GOP denounces DC demonstrations – AP
https://fox2now.com/news/republicans-stand-for-law-and-order-illinois-gop-denounces-dc-demonstrations/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric.” I should write books about the hatred that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters have promoted against Trump and against his supporters. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump, 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump, 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump, and 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/experts-capitol-riot-product-of-years-of-hateful-rhetoric
— Gov. Pritzker calls for impeachment, removal of President Trump
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-calls-for-impeachment-removal-of-president-trump

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Missouri And Illinois Leaders Condemn Violent Attack On U.S. Capitol – Jason Rosenbaum
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-01-06/missouri-and-illinois-leaders-condemn-violent-attack-on-u-s-capitol

MDJ ONLINE
— Darren Bailey calls fellow Republican Adam Kinzinger a Democrat, demands he resign – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-state-lawmaker-calls-republican-kinzinger-a-democrat-demands-he-resign/article_e65310f5-f1fa-528b-803b-ba64ddb5dd00.html

WQAD
— Supporters of President Trump march in Rock Island to protest certification of 2020 election. Roughly two dozen protestors gathered carrying signs and shouting slogans like “Stop the Steal,” echoing the president’s claims that the election was rigged. – Luke Cleary
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/politics/elections/trump-supporters-march-in-rock-island/526-82b9e8ae-9b7d-4bdc-9166-131c34c69604

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Examining How The Trump Years Helped To Shape The Media.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-trump-years-helped-shape-media#stream/0
— After Chaos, Insurrection And Death, Pro-Trump Rioters Defy D.C. Curfew – VANESSA ROMO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-chaos-insurrection-and-death-pro-trump-rioters-defy-dc-curfew#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Party leaders work to find replacement for Brady in State Senate – Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/party-leaders-work-to-find-replacement-for-brady-in-state-senate/

WSIL TV
— “Patriots”: Illinois Trump supporters protest election results at state capitol – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/06/patriots-illinois-trump-supporters-protest-election-results-at-state-capitol/

WQAD
— Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans – AP
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/nation-world/moment-of-reckoning-for-gop/507-9edd579f-e871-4aac-a819-5a8fc4f63d4c

DEERFIELD PATCH
— Schneider Calls On Invocation Of 25th Amendment to Remove Trump. U.S. Rep Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) denounces Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by a “radical mob.” – Eric DeGrechie,
https://patch.com/illinois/deerfield/schneider-calls-invocation-25th-amendment-remove-trump

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor’s Election Petition Challenged. Resident points to errors that he says warrant the mayor’s removal as a candidate. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayors-election-petition-challenged

CHICAGO NOW
— When Democrats successfully overturned an election – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2021/01/when-democrats-successfully-overturned-an-election/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Who and What Caused the Capitol Assault – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/who-and-what-caused-the-capitol-assault/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congress affirms Biden win; Trump vows ‘orderly transition’ – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/congress-affirms-biden-win-trump-vows-orderly-tran/
— FBI asks public for help identifying Capitol rioters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/fbi-asks-public-help-identifying-capitol-rioters/

CNS NEWS
— Kinzinger on Trump Protesters Storming the Capitol Building: ‘We Don’t Do Stuff Like This’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/kinzinger-trump-protesters-storming-capitol-building-we-dont-do

DAILY CALLER
— Patriots Do Not Storm Their Nation’s Capital – Editorial
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/editorial-board-patriots-do-not-storm-their-nations-capitol/
— Georgia’s Republican Election Chief Blames Trump For Sparking ‘Civil War’ That Lost Republicans The Senate – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/gabriel-sterling-georiga-election-official-trump-republican-senate-runoff/
— Trump Waged All-Out War Against Georgia Republicans On Twitter While Ignoring Warnock And Ossoff In Leadup To Runoffs – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/trump-twitter-raphael-warnock-jon-ossoff/

EPOCH TIMES
— Facebook, Twitter Lock Trump Out of His Account for the First Time. Social platforms remove video of Trump calling on protesters to leave the Capitol in peace. – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-locks-president-trump-out-of-his-account-for-the-first-time_3646854.html

THE HILL
— Jeff Flake to Republicans: ‘There is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue’ – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
(DIERSEN: Will Republican organizations officially get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? How much pressure will there be on the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 93,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/532861-jeff-flake-to-republicans-there-is-power-in-standing-up-to-the-rank-corruptions-of-a

POLITICO
— The racial contradictions of Trump’s ‘law and order’ mantra. Police treatment of the Capitol rioters “says a lot about who is an enemy combatant and who is not.” – SABRINA RODRIGUEZ, MAYA KING and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/donald-trump-law-and-order-mantra-racial-455714


— Bidenworld hopes Capitol chaos gives GOP a ‘shock to the system.’ Those close to the president-elect believe the shocking siege of Congress bolsters his calls for unity. – NATASHA KORECKI, ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and MEGAN CASSELLA
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/capitol-chaos-biden-react-455694
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “He screwed the country. Trump loyalty disintegrates. Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot will reverberate for years, shaping Trump’s legacy and pushing Republicans to confront the GOP’s future.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/trump-loyalty-capitol-attack-455667

CNN
— Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transition after riot and Biden win certification. – Allie Malloy and Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html
— Kinzinger says “despicable” Capitol riots were started by not telling people the truth
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/congress-electoral-college-vote-count-2021/h_33c7a29498615e9e2eaff551b2d0f45b
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An unchained Trump threatens more mayhem in his final dangerous days.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/donald-trump-electoral-college-capitol-riot/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Isolated Trump reluctantly pledges ‘orderly’ transition after inciting mob.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Kinzinger says Republicans should ‘very ashamed’ as protesters storm the Capitol
https://www.nbcnews.com/video/rep-kinzinger-says-republicans-should-very-ashamed-as-protesters-storm-the-capitol-98944581853
— Trump loyalists push evidence-free claims that antifa activists fueled mob. The claims are typical of many that arise during major news events and particularly violent acts; fringe communities often label them “false flag” attacks. – Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/trump-loyalists-push-evidence-free-claims-antifa-activists-fueled-mob-n1253176
— Law enforcement officials across the U.S. shocked by police failure to stop Capitol invasion. Ex-Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said police shouldn’t have been surprised by the actions of pro-Trump protesters given the heated rhetoric of 2020. – Tom Winter and Andrew Blankstein
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/law-enforcement-officials-across-u-s-shocked-police-failure-stop-n1253193

CBS NEWS
— 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol – JORDAN FREIMAN
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-supporters-us-capitol-4-dead/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “Trump supporters” assaulted the Capitol. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/trump-us-capitol-secured-dc-protest/

YAHOO NEWS
— VP Mike Pence Avoids Questions About 25th Amendment
https://news.yahoo.com/vp-mike-pence-avoids-questions-130400538.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump openly condones supporters who violently stormed the Capitol, prompting Twitter to lock his account.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-protesters.html
— FRONT PAGE: A Mob and the Breach of Democracy: The Violent End of the Trump Era. Those who warned of worst-case scenarios under President Trump — only to be dismissed as alarmists — found some of their darkest fears realized in the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday. – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-congress.html

NEW YORK POST
— Ashli Babbitt, protester killed at Capitol, was Air Force vet from California – Elizabeth Rosner and Kate Sheehy
https://nypost.com/2021/01/06/protester-killed-in-capitol-was-air-force-vet-from-california/

WASHINGTON POST
— Capitol breach prompts urgent questions about security failures – Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron C. Davis, Dan Lamothe and David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-breach-security-failures/2021/01/06/e1e09b80-5061-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— The National Guard has been called out in Washington, D.C. Here’s what you need to know. Attempts to use the National Guard for partisan purposes would be highly controversial. – Jim Golby and Carrie A. Lee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/national-guard-has-been-called-out-washington-dc-heres-what-you-need-know/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has shown an incomprehensible indifference to mayhem.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/trump-has-shown-an-incomprehensible-indifference-mayhem/
— For a divided country, riot at the U.S. Capitol becomes one more flash point – Jimmy Magahern, Jenna Johnson and Griff Witte
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-reaction-capitol-riots/2021/01/06/ac0f96ba-5042-11eb-b2e8-3339e73d9da2_story.html
— Trump’s supporters think they’re being patriotic. And that’s the problem. Incendiary rhetoric has long prompted dangerous violence in the name of national defense – Christine Adams
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/trumps-supporters-think-theyre-being-patriotic-thats-problem/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Don’t let the appalling mob attack on the Capitol obscure the GOP’s shameful enabling.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-01-07/trump-riots-u-s-capitol

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the Trump term had to end.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-a-humiliating-spectacle-for-the-us-20210107-6xkg7jzpovcyxkew63sd7aagne-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Republican Party Is in Disarray. The Senate is lost, the GOP is bitterly split and Trump’s actions have consequences. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-republican-party-is-in-disarray-11609975948
— Donald Trump Turned Georgia Blue. His relentless attacks on the state’s election apparatus likely depressed Republican turnout. – Michael Barone
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-turned-georgia-blue-11609976086
— World Leaders Are Shocked, Worried by Trump Supporters’ Actions at U.S. Capitol. Some see echoes of Europe’s fascist past and Latin America’s turbulence; ‘a profound deterioration of the democratic image of the country’ – Valentina Pop and Ryan Dube
(DIERSEN: What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/world-leaders-are-shocked-worried-by-storming-of-u-s-capitol-by-trump-supporters-11609971098

FORBES
— ‘They Will Get Primaried’: Trump, His Allies, Threaten Republicans Who Won’t Object To Electoral College – Jack Brewster
(DIERSEN: Will Adam Kinzinger, Joe Wash, and Pat Brady primary all Republican candidates in Illinois who did not stand with them against Trump from the beginning?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/06/they-will-get-primaried-trump-allies-threaten-republicans-who-wont-object-to-electoral-college/

BALTIMORE SUN
— Capitol attack renews talk of removing Trump with 25th Amendment. Here’s how that would work. – MARK Z. BARABAK
(DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors were furious about Nixon. They took their anger against Nixon out on me, one of their very few Republican employees.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-s6gqna3whzcsbemh6pirngrowm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The amendment also lays out how to replace a vice president. The first use of the amendment occurred in 1973 when President Nixon chose Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in October 1973. Ford, in turn, became president when Nixon quit in August 1974. Ford then chose former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his vice president.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Every Trump Loyalist Is Complicit in the President’s Incitement of Sedition.” Who will be demonized, denigrated, condemned, and gotten rid of as being a Trump loyalist in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois. Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains are required to support those who win Republican primaries. Since I became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, I have supported all those who have won Republican primaries.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-mob-incitement-capitol-riot-washington-storm-congress.html

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford UAW Workers Get Better Benefits As 400 Temp Employees Become Permanent – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: My Democrat Post Office superiors succeeded in forcing me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old just before I would have had 3 years seniority, and therefore greater employee rights.)
https://fordauthority.com/2021/01/ford-uaw-workers-get-better-benefits-as-400-temp-employees-become-permanent/

GUARDIAN
— Democrats’ Georgia success reshapes US political landscape – Lauren Gambino and David Smith
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/06/democrats-georgia-success-reshapes-us-political-landscape

January 5 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Senate Runoffs in Georgia Will Shape What Biden Can Achieve in the White House – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/senate-runoffs-in-georgia-will-shape-what-biden-can-achieve-in-the-white-house/2408106/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Beaten 14th District Candidate to Contest Result in Congress.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/beaten-14th-district-candidate-to-contest-result-in-congress/2407778/

CBS2
— Contested Election Sows Divide Among GOP Lawmakers; Chicago Election Attorney Burt Odelson Calls It ‘A Dramatic, Dramatic Line In The Sand’ – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/03/contested-election-sows-divide-among-gop-lawmakers-chicago-election-attorney-calls-it-a-dramatic-dramatic-line-in-the-sand/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-recreational-marijuana-sales-on-fire-in-first-year-of-legalization

WGN TV
— Tax hike in Illinois? Lawmakers to meet Friday as state faces $4 billion deficit – Tahman Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/politics/tax-hike-in-illinois-lawmakers-to-meet-friday-as-state-faces-4-billion-deficit/

WTTW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/04/crains-headlines-high-note-illinois-pot-sales

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://wgnradio.com/chicagos-afternoon-news/2020-recreational-marijuana-sales-reaches-1-billion-mark-in-2020/

WBEZ
— Illinois Democrats Say No Income Tax Hike In Lame-Duck Session. – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/stories/illinois-democratic-leaders-say-no-tax-hike/12da4530-3116-4943-89a8-16cad7d3836c

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Senate majority at stake today in Peach State runoffs – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-georgia-runoff-election-results-20210105-torujxxjizdzphqhempcuohwl4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-weed-illinois-sales-record-20210104-vay6ivrbmndefg2itqudtizrmu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Since 1818, Illinois sent only 20 women to Congress; a record 7 are serving now. Freshman Rep. Marie Newman said when it comes to women in Congress, “I think we have opened a door that never will be closed again.” – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: How many of the following has Illinois sent to Congress: conservatives, German-Americans, Missouri Synod Lutherans, licensed CPAs, Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Fraud Examiners, Certified Government Financial Managers, Certified Financial Services Auditors, Forensic Accountants, MBAs, graduate accounting degree holders, graduate finance degree holders, Postal employees, IRS employees, GAO employees, union members, political organization chairmen, etc.?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/1/4/22213602/illinois-record-number-women-congress-house-senate

DAILY HERALD
— Oberweis asks U.S. House to overturn Underwood victory – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/oberweis-asks-us-house-to-overturn-underwood-victory

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-sales-beat-predictions-debut-year

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Legislative leaders’ silence on lame-duck session leaves most in dark – Scott Reeder
https://www.sj-r.com/story/opinion/2021/01/05/illinois-lame-duck-legislative-session-shrouded-mystery/4136674001/

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— New Programs Helps Those with Cannabis Convictions – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: What if you had been a pot smoker? If I had been a pot smoker, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, c) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would not have hired me in 1980, e) GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966, NIU would not have accepted me in 1969, Loyola would not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul would not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT would not have accepted me in 1992 and I would not have earned degrees from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980 or IIT in 1997, g) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) I would not have become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=316747#.X_Q8GxkXCM8

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for Illinois ‘lame duck’ session – PETER HANCOCK
https://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-illinois-lame-duck-session/article_542e8e71-2f48-5a92-8ee0-786151279e9a.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 383 COVID-19 cases Monday, 12 deaths, region’s positivity rate rises to 10.2% – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/05/dupage-county-reports-383-covid-19-cases-monday-12-deaths-regions-positivity-rate-rises-to-102/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Outreach Efforts In Springfield Taking Shape To Counter Vaccine Hesitancy Among Black Community – MARY HANSEN
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/outreach-efforts-springfield-taking-shape-counter-vaccine-hesitancy-among-black-community#stream/0
— Poland’s Government Tightens Its Control Over Media – ROB SCHMITZ
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, etc.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/polands-government-tightens-its-control-over-media#stream/0

WEEK
— Republicans warn of tax increase, Democrats say it’s not on the agenda – Mike Miletich
https://week.com/2021/01/04/republicans-warn-of-tax-increase-democrats-say-its-not-on-the-agenda/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgusting pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/despite-pandemic-illinois-legal-weed-sales-skyrocket

CENTER SQUARE
— State-funded program helps people expunge marijuana convictions – Elyse Kelly
(DIERSEN: What if you had been a pot smoker? If I had been a pot smoker, a) the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966 when I was 18 years old, b) Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job and IRS would not have hired me in 1971, c) IRS would not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974, d) GAO would not have hired me in 1980, e) GAO would not have promoted me in 1986, f) UIC would not have accepted me in 1966, NIU would not have accepted me in 1969, Loyola would not have accepted me in 1972, DePaul would not have accepted me in 1976, and IIT would not have accepted me in 1992 and I would not have earned degrees from NIU in 1970, Loyola in 1976, DePaul in 1980 or IIT in 1997, g) I would not have passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 or passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and h) I would not have become a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/state-funded-program-helps-people-expunge-marijuana-convictions/article_d542b9b4-4a1f-11eb-bca0-ff46f0f479be.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot Giving Out $40K Pandemic Pay Raises?
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/lightfoot-pandemic-payraises

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Printer Who Fingered Jack Franks in Illinois Integrity Fund Suit Charged with Income Tax Evasion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/printer-who-fingered-jack-franks-in-illinois-integrity-fund-suit-indicted/
— IL-14: Oberweis Not Giving Up
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/il-14-oberweis-not-giving-up/
— Objections Filed Against Four Lakewood Candidates
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/objections-filed-against-four-lakewood-candidates/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Charles Hillstrom
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board/
— Lame Duck Sessions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/lame-duck-sessions/
— Have You Noticed that Members of Caucuses Whose Members Have a Hard Time Raising Money Support Mike Madigan?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/04/have-you-noticed-that-members-of-caucuses-whose-members-have-a-hard-time-raising-money-support-mike-madigan/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Channeling conservative energy: Challenging the electoral count is only the beginning
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/editorial-challenging-the-electoral-count-is-only-/
— Establishment institutions turning conservatives into outcasts. Rejecting the legitimacy of conservatism. – Daniel Pipes
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about establishment institutions in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservatism and conservatives.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/establishment-institutions-turning-conservatives-i/
— How exactly is Biden a ‘centrist’? – Cal Thomas
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, major donors, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who focus on destroying conservatives, that is, who focus on destroying Republicans, that is, who focus on destroying the Republican Party. I would on the aforesaid destroyers in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and those associated with them.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/how-exactly-is-biden-a-centrist/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Trump’s Last Stand. Senate hangs in balance as Trump lashes out at Republicans. – Andrew Stiles
https://freebeacon.com/satire/trumps-last-stand/

FOX NEWS
— Politico reporter tells journalists: Call GOPers objecting to Biden win ‘radicals’, ‘extremists’ ‘It’s past time we reformed our political terminology,’ – Tim Alberta tweeted Sunday. – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. I should write a book about those who since 2000 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am an extremist.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/politico-tim-alberta-republicans-radicals-extremists

BREITBART
— DHS: Half of the 2014-2020 Southern Migrants Still in U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
(DIERSEN: How many illegals do Democrats and RINOs employ in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans. Democrats and RINOs see illegals as being their solders in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/01/04/dhs-half-of-the-2014-2020-southern-migrants-still-in-u-s/

NEWSMAX
— Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade: Trump’s Call for January 6 Protests a ‘Type of Anarchy’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-host-trumps-call-january-6-protests-type-anarchy-1558768

PJ MEDIA
— BBC Says Jesus Was a Black Palestinian – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2021/01/01/bbc-says-jesus-was-a-black-palestinian-n1297980

TOWNHALL
— Did NBC News Resort to Base Reporting to Smear President Trump? – Brad Slager
https://townhall.com/columnists/bradslager/2021/01/05/did-nbc-news-resort-to-base-reporting-to-smear-president-trump-n2582548

ONE NEWS AMERICA
— Facebook Bans GOP Account, Allows Inflammatory DNC Ads
https://www.oann.com/facebook-bans-gop-account-allows-inflammatory-dnc-ads/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Top 10 Worst Cases of Big Tech Censorship in 2020 – Heather Moon
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/heather-moon/2021/01/04/top-10-worst-cases-big-tech-censorship-2020

LIFE SITE NEWS
— America looks to Tuesday Georgia run-off elections as future of country hangs in the balance. Tuesday’s run-off elections will determine who controls the U.S. Senate and have far-reaching consequences for the pro-life movement. – Michael Haynes
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/america-looks-to-tuesday-georgia-run-off-elections-as-future-of-country-hangs-in-the-balance

EPOCH TIMES
— Georgia State Senators Call on Pence to Delay Jan. 6 Electoral Vote – BOWEN XIAO
https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-state-senators-pushing-pence-to-delay-jan-6-electoral-vote_3643538.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Republican Facebook ads for Georgia runoffs contain misinformation.”
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/532530-republican-facebook-ads-for-georgia-runoff-contain-misinformation
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater calls Trump’s Georgia call “far worse than Watergate.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/532502-carl-bernstein-calls-trump-georgia-call-far-worse-than-watergate
— Chamber of Commerce slams GOP effort to challenge Biden’s win – ZACK BUDRYK
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Big Business makes it clear that it has dumped individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/regulation/lobbying/532552-chamber-of-commerce-slams-gop-effort-to-challenge-bidens-win
— Attorney says census count to determine congressional seats won’t be done until February – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/532636-attorney-says-census-count-to-determine-congressional-seats-wont-be

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The final Trump loyalty test for Congress is coming.”
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They focus on destroying those like me a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois.)
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/05/politics/congress-state-of-play-trump-electoral-college-certification/index.html

REUTERS
— Newsmax, OAN vie for Trump loyalists as Georgia votes – Helen Coster, Lisa Richwine
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents demand blind loyalty to them and to them only. They focus on destroying those like me a) who do not glorify and praise them, b) who do not pander to them, c) who refuse to serve as their operatives or dupes, and/or c) who refuse to give them money. I should write a book about my critics/opponents. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and/or in Illinois.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-georgia-conservative-med-idUSKBN29A147

POLITICO
— 117th Congress kicks off with GOP civil war, calls for impeachment and plexiglass – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2021/01/04/117th-congress-kicks-off-with-gop-civil-war-calls-for-impeachment-and-plexiglass-491281

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump and Gohmert’s election ploys prove Republican Party is now the anti-democracy party. Liberals and traditional conservatives must join in opposition to a party that has found a way to reject both democratic and conservative values.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow about their success in using “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-gohmert-s-election-ploys-prove-republican-party-now-anti-ncna1252792

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “We must stop calling Trump’s enablers ‘conservative.’ They are the radical right.” How many Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman candidates will promise to use the IRP to get rid of the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/trump-enablers-radical-right-conservative/2021/01/04/634edcda-4e97-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump sabotaging GOP on his way out of office with push to overturn election.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-sabotage-republicans/2021/01/04/df5d301e-4eb1-11eb-83e3-322644d82356_story.html

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump and Joe Biden vs. Facebook and Twitter: Why Section 230 could get repealed in 2021 – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have focused on destroying me for my including links in GOPUSA emails to articles they do not like. I would focus on a) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, b) those who have been Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and/or their campaign volunteers, c) those who are/were leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and/or Illinois, and d) those who are/were leaders of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and/or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. The aforesaid have focused on destroying me, but they have not sued the authors of the articles that they do not like.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/04/trump-biden-pelosi-section-230-repeal-facebook-twitter-google/4132529001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An Awesome Spectacle of Dishonesty and Opportunism. The GOP election challenge marks a new low-water mark for political cynicism.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-awesome-spectacle-of-dishonesty-and-opportunism-11609785211
— In Trump’s Final Days, Lines Are Drawn for a Republican Civil War. Amid the president’s loyalty test, the unanswerable question is whether he can maintain his hold on the party once out of office. – Gerald Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-trumps-final-days-lines-are-drawn-for-a-republican-civil-war-11609772298

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Absolutely Appalling: A Few Republicans Condemn Trump’s Georgia Call, But Most Remain Silent.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/04/absolutely-appalling-a-few-republicans-condemn-trumps-georgia-call-but-most-remain-silent/

DESERET NEWS
— The culture war will continue to rage in 2021. Abortion, cancel culture and other issues that will define the struggle over America’s soul. – Jennifer Graham
https://www.deseret.com/indepth/2021/1/3/22159761/cancel-culture-wars-abortion-media-partisan-divide-morality-trust-american-community

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters crow about their success in using “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-georgia-call-house-vote-electors-republicans-voter-fraud-lie.html

January 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— What happens when Congress meets Jan. 6? How Electoral College votes are counted on Capitol Hill – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/jan-6-explained-how-congress-will-count-electoral-college-votes/9345054/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Worth Township trustee Richard J. Lewandowski charged with failing to file tax return
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/worth-township-trustee-charged-with-failing-to-file-tax-return

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Worth Township trustee Richard Lewandowski who has printed political material for top Dems, including Speaker Madigan, hit with federal tax charge – JASON MEISNER and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-lewandowski-worth-supervisor-tax-charges-20210104-egb6whwk4zgild2g5dz4gsbxby-story.html
— ‘We’re afraid for our lives:’ Chicago teachers rejecting return to classrooms today say they worry about their jobs but ‘fear of this virus is greater’ – DIANA WALLACE and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-teachers-union-action-20210104-rcggvec3qfgx3c26xiahokreje-story.html
— Cook County Republican judicial candidate Frank DiFranco files lawsuits to overturn Nov. 3 election results – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-difranco-lawsuit-tl-0107-20210104-edeibhga3vgatatz7j2fkrex4a-story.html
— First Brady, now Manar resigning from Illinois General Assembly; Illinois’ Newman, Miller make up record number of women in Congress; U. of C. to honor Fauci – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-manar-to-pritzker-administration-brady-resigns-illinois-gop-spin-20210104-twj3ubu4ofbnldndlboxutieea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “We recognize Trump’s malfeasance. We’re from Illinois.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-biden-election-overturn-georgia-20210105-32zh656fsnbkbd54la6tnujaxm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After Rep. Lauren Underwood sworn into second term, rival Jim Oberweis seeks to overturn election. Claiming a victory after a partial recount, Oberweis said he filed a “Notice of Contest” with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Monday. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/4/22214220/after-democrat-rep-lauren-underwood-sworn-into-second-term-jim-oberweis-seeks-to-overturn-election
— House Republicans predict ‘sneak’ tax attack by Democrats — insisting Pritzker, Madigan ‘own this budget mess’ House Majority Leader Greg Harris said he has “not heard of any tax increase proposals,” adding that Republicans are following “their traditional path” of saying there should be budget cuts though they’re not proposing any cuts of their own. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/4/22213824/house-republicans-warn-tax-increase-democratic-leader-politics-usual-durkin-pritzker-madigan
— Chicago teachers defy district, refuse to teach inside schools amid safety concerns. Preschool and special education cluster teachers and staff were expected to report to their schools Monday — so some set up laptops and taught outside instead. – Cindy Hernandez and Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/4/22212926/ctu-union-teachers-refuse-return-classroom-safety-concerns-coronavirus-covid-19
— Chicago campaign workers have Georgia on their minds — and their GPS. Chicago Democrats are engaged directly in the fight — and excited about what they’ve witnessed. From old-fashioned door-knocking to sophisticated texting efforts to standing on street corners with signs, campaign workers have blanketed Georgia for two months. “It’s just massive amounts of people,” Balanoff said of the Democratic push. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/4/22214090/chicago-political-workers-georgia-senate-runoffs-balanoff-ossoff-warnock

DAILY HERALD
— Is a tax increase on the agenda in Springfield? – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/is-a-tax-increase-on-the-agenda-in-springfield
— Illinois records 79 more COVID-19 deaths, another 5,059 infections – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/illinois-records-79-more-covid-19-deaths-another-5059-infections
— Google workers form new labor union, a tech industry rarity – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210104/business/301049951/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Where are those moving vans headed? Away from Illinois. New studies from two moving van companies show that about two-thirds of their interstate moves in Illinois are outbound. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/where-are-those-moving-vans-headed-away-illinois

NPR ILLINOIS
— Republicans Say They’re Still Waiting On Pritzker’s Budget Cut Ideas – HANNAH MEISEL & DEREK CANTÙ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republicans-say-theyre-still-waiting-pritzkers-budget-cut-ideas#stream/0

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Standing with Trump Against Election Fraud! – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/standing-with-trump-against-election-fraud/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN CASTEN AGREES WITH VOX THAT TRUMP MAY BE A CRIMINAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/congressman-casten-agrees-with-vox-that-trump-may-be-a-criminal.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 5,059 new confirmed and probable cases; 3,948 hospitalized; 816 in ICU; 8.6 percent case positivity rate; 9.8 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/04/5059-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-3948-hospitalized-816-in-icu-86-percent-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— D.C. National Guard to be deployed during pro-Trump rallies – Emily Zantow
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/dc-national-guard-be-deployed-during-pro-trump-ral/
— Trump still selling ice cream in a desert of electoral politics. Peddling ‘malaise’ doesn’t travel far in real America. – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/trump-still-selling-ice-cream-in-a-desert-of-elect/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now we are told that the once-reliably Republican state of Georgia has gone wobbly. The “demographics,” all the experts tell us, have changed. The “demographics?” Seriously? Only in Washington is racial profiling not only accepted, but expected and enthusiastically encouraged. As with many things, this is why politicians in Washington spend so much time denouncing racial profiling in all the lower forms of American human existence. They don’t like the competition. Among the many wonderful things about Mr. Trump is that he does not see voters based on the color of their skin or their sex or any of the other categories of “demographics” that all the political experts are so deathlessly obsessed with around here. Mr. Trump understands we are all one demographic. We are Americans.)

GOPUSA
— Majority Of House GOP Opposing Biden’s Electoral Votes Jan. 6
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99917
— Romney Defends Biden Election By Slandering Republicans Fighting Voter Fraud
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99876

BREITBART
— Chicago Tribune: Increasing Diversity of Georgia Suburbs Could Help Democrats Win Senate Runoff – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/04/chicago-newspaper-increasing-diversity-georgia-suburbs-could-help-democrats-win-senate-runoff/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘Amen And Awoman’: Minister Invokes Hindu God, Offers Gender Lesson During Opening Prayer For 117th Congress – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/amen-and-awoman-minister-invokes-hindu-god-offers-gender-lesson-during-opening-prayer-for-117th-congress

NEWSMAX
— Google Workers Launch Union, Escalating Tension With Management (DIERSEN: GAO unionized in 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/google-workers-union-management/2021/01/04/id/1004090/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Don’t Let Democrats Keep You Away From DC
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/don-t-let-democrats-keep-you-away-from-dc
— Congress Objecting to Presidential Electors Is a Civil Rights Imperative – Jake Hoffman
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/congress-objecting-to-presidential-electors-is-a-civil-rights-imperative

EPOCH TIMES
— National Guard Activated to Help Support Police During Pro-Trump Protests – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/national-guard-activated-to-help-support-police-during-pro-trump-protests_3642842.html
— Pence: ‘We’ll Have Our Day in Congress’ During Jan. 6 Electoral Challenge – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pence-promises-republicans-will-have-our-day-in-congress-during-jan-6-electoral-challenge_3642939.html

WASHINGTON POST
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Business leaders urge Congress to certify Biden win – Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/04/business-leaders-support-biden-win/

FORBES
— ‘We’ve Had Enough’: Google Employees Form Union (DIERSEN: GAO unionized in 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2021/01/04/weve-had-enough-google-employees-form-union/

DAILY MAIL
— CIA aims to hire more non-white non-Ivy League applicants with diverse new recruitment website – AP
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9111751/CIAs-new-recruitment-website-aims-diversify-spy-agency.html