January 15 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 13 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— The wall is going up, and illegal immigration is down!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— TRAGIC: Chicago hospitals brace for more weed-related visits. Poison Center already taking calls on more cases, including some involving small children – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-legal-hospital-visits-poison-20200113-4mqmnsb5wzdnljirvszplqf4zy-story.html
— Judge orders Wisconsin election officials to immediately strike more than 200,000 voters from rolls – IVAN MORENO and SCOTT BAUER (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls for your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-voter-purge-20200113-2fb23if3wvcofnq3xczybtrj4m-story.html
— In Wisconsin – a state known for tight elections – activists rush to register former prisoners – SARA BURNETT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-wisconsin-elections-former-prisoners-20200113-a7ij7n5apbbmtiwtgvzrcpwbhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/mundelein/ct-mun-rise-mundelein-marijuana-supply-tl-0116-20200113-vvudlpew5rexxpma6df4gycx6y-story.html
— Try a retirement test drive: Live on 1 income to see how you’ll manage – Robert Frick
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200113/281835760644380
— The Chicago Women’s March is back, this time with a focus on honoring protesters with disabilities – Heidi Stevens
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-womens-march-chicago-disabilities-0113-20200113-p4zhbiuqtbfefpy2cex27r5mu4-story.html
— How Madigan’s top lobbyist won people over: Clout and a generous expense account – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-michael-mcclain-rape-investigation-madigan-mcqueary-20200113-jr4lqbqlnzfiddukod3ute2t4u-story.html
— President Trump’s use of a doctored photo showing Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in Muslim garb draws ire – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-photoshop-tweet-muslim-garb-20200113-bjm73cnqpfhidg3umchqscfcdi-story.html
— Renaming Dixie Highway doesn’t make sense – Robert, Oak Forest (DIERSEN: My ancestors owned properties on Dixie Highway in Crete 1864-1966. I was born in hospital on Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights in 1948. I lived on Dixie Highway in Crete 1948-1954. To drive north or south from downtown Crete, you drive on Dixie Highway.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-speak-out-st-0114-20200113-j55hzn2pqnclba7pqf5in4lpem-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Ald. Lopez proposes ‘conception fees,’ ‘childbirth licensing’ after infant’s death in his ward Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) said he would do it if there was any way to legally implement parental licensing or conception fees. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/1/10/21060424/ray-lopez-tweet-parental-licensing-child-abuse-infant-killed
— State warns some pot shops have violated law to prevent stockpiling from single source as stores struggle with shortages
Regulators informed stores that “some adult use dispensaries have inventory from a single cultivator center entity in excess of the 40% limit mandated by” state law. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/13/21063993/illinois-legal-marijuana-shortages-dispensaries-chicago-regulators
— Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar takes first spot on Illinois’ presidential primary ballot Filling out the rest of the ballot are former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in the second spot, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg. Mass. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Pete Buttigieg, hedge fund manager Tom Steyer, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang took the sixth through ninth spots on the ballot. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21064444/illinois-primary-2020-amy-klobuchar-ballot-deval-patrick
— Foxx likely to be on ballot after hearing examiner finds ‘no other evidence of any kind’ to support challenge Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had more than the required minimum despite a challenge to her nominating petitions. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/1/13/21063535/kim-foxx-survives-petition-challenge-march-primary-ballot
— Pritzker’s agriculture chief ousted over ‘rape’ email he now says he ‘simply did not read’ in its entirety
Gov. J.B. Pritzker asked his agriculture chief to resign over a controversial 2012 email penned by former top lobbyist Mike McClain over an alleged “rape in Champaign” and ghost payrollers. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/13/21064104/illinois-agriculture-chief-resign-mcclain-email-pritzker
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “How to stop Trump from jacking up electric bills and hurting our environment.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/13/21059907/renewable-energy-power-bills-ferc-ceja-legislature
— Trump invokes Iran hostages after Soleimani attack; outrageous they are still owed compensation Illinois ex-hostage Paul Lewis was a 22-year-old Marine when captured and held for 444 days. He’s now 63. “I didn’t do it for the money. I did it because I felt a sense of obligation.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/13/21064269/donald-trump-soleimani-attack-iran-hostages-compensation

DAILY HERALD
— Judge removes DuPage forest candidate from ballot over hyphen – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/judge-removes-dupage-forest-candidate-from-ballot-over-hyphen
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage Judge Paul Fullerton on Monday refused to overturn the county electoral board’s decision to remove the forest preserve commissioner candidate Natalie Rose Shannon-DiCianni from the March 17 ballot. The Elmhurst Democrat says she will appeal. . .Also on Monday, Judge Fullerton upheld the electoral board’s decision to keep a Republican candidate for county recorder on the March 17 primary ballot. The election board ruled last month that Babette Holder Youngberg did nothing wrong when she used both her maiden name and her marital name on nominating petitions. Fullerton agreed with that decision. Holder Youngberg has blamed her Republican primary opponent — Ron Almiron of Wheaton — for attempting to get her removed from the ballot. Almiron, who is an attorney, is representing the resident who challenged Holder Youngberg’s paperwork. Almiron said after Monday’s hearing that he and his client “disagree with the court’s decision” but haven’t decided whether to appeal.)
— Tribune Publishing offers buyouts in likely precursor to layoffs – Robert Feder (DIERSEN: Have you been “offered” a buyout? In 1993, when I was a 45 year old GS-13 GAO employee who had 25 years of federal service, the Democrats who ran GAO “offered” a $25,000 buyout to all their employees, including me, who had 25 or more years of federal service. They made it very clear that they wanted all eligible GAO employees to take their “offer” who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. In 1997, they succeeded in forcing me to take their “offer.”) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/tribune-publishing-offers-buyouts-in-likely-precursor-to-layoffs
— New gun dealer regulations to take effect Friday – Peter Hancock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/new-gun-dealer-regulations-to-take-effect-friday
— Women’s March Fox Valley returns to Geneva Jan. 18 – Ellen Jo Ljung
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200113/womens-march-fox-valley-returns-to-geneva-jan-18
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: $19.7 million in marijuana sales in first 12 days – Elena Ferrarin (DIERSEN: Obviously, that money will not be used for education, saved for retirement, given to charity, etc.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200113/197-million-in-marijuana-sales-in-first-12-days

NBC5
— Illinois Lawmaker Seeks Reserved Parking for Pregnant Women Around Capitol The change would also provide parking for mothers with newborn children around the complex
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-lawmaker-seeks-reserved-parking-for-pregnant-women-around-capitol/2200595/

CBS2
— Hearing Officer Rejects Challenge To Kim Foxx’s Nominating Petitions, Recommends She Stay On Ballot For State’s Attorney
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/13/cook-county-states-attorney-kim-foxx-ballot-challenge-rejected-bob-fioretti/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More than just students propelling local Dems in elections – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/tom-kacich-more-than-just-students-propelling-local-dems-in/article_04857ad0-6221-52da-b0d4-954218b7d46c.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200113/student-activist-for-lgbtq-issues-remembered-as-trailblazer

STATELINE
— Illinois Republicans take aim at Democrats for failing to reduce property taxes
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-republicans-take-aim-at-democrats-for-failing-to-reduce-property-taxes/

CENTER SQUARE
— Pritzker fires Illinois Ag Director who knew of 2012 ‘rape in Champaign’ email Ag Director says he didn’t read full email while running for election, getting cancer treatment – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/pritzker-fires-illinois-ag-director-who-knew-of-rape-in/article_8495269a-3644-11ea-9715-9778a6fb512d.html
— Illinois’ predicted loss of seat in Congress will be Republican gain in another state, Congressman Rodney Davis says – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-predicted-loss-of-seat-in-congress-will-be-republican/article_b661ac50-3628-11ea-9a38-2b51e9243eac.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TRUMP IN MILWAUKEE TOMORROW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/trump-in-milwaukee-tomorrow.html
— STUDY SHOWS: BOTH SIDES ACCEPT MEDIA MISINFORMATION (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all information is misinformation except for the information that they put out or bless.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/study-shows-both-sides-accept-media-misinformation.html
— FIRST FALLOUT OF “RAPE IN CHAMPAIGN” EMAIL: AGRICULTURE DEPT DIRECTOR RESIGNS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/first-fallout-of-rape-in-champaign-email-agriculture-dept-director-resigns.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Using illegals to bolster polls? – GEORGE PFEIFFER, Sun City West, Ariz.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/13/letters-to-the-editor-using-illegals-to-bolster-po/

GOPUSA
— ‘Journalists’ try to make a case for White House press briefings but times have changed
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=82725

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Sure It Does’: Sanders Says Illegal Immigrant Labor Leads To Lower US Wages – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/13/bernie-sanders-illegal-migrant-labor/

PJ MEDIA
— Illinois Becomes 20th State to Force Taxpayers to Foot the Bill for Transgender Surgery – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illinois-becomes-20th-state-to-cover-transgender-surgery-under-medicaid/

LIFE NEWS
— Missouri Abortions Drop 78% as State Has Just One Clinic Left That Kills Babies – CHERYL SULLENGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/13/missouri-abortions-drop-78-as-state-has-just-one-clinic-left-that-kills-babies/

NBC NEWS
— Trump campaign’s latest Fox News hire has history of anti-gay remarks The long list of disparaging remarks by Jenna Ellis includes calling Stonewall National Monument a “celebration of sin.” – Tim Fitzsimons
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-campaign-s-latest-fox-news-hire-has-history-anti-n1114791
— Muslim groups denounce Trump retweet of fake Pelosi-Schumer photo One advocate said that “it’s disappointing but not surprising” that Trump would “spread this kind of harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry.” – AP (DIERSEN: Since 2004, I have included links to more than 354,800 articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that I include links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to non-credible articles written by non-credible authors and posted on non-credible websites. I challenge my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes to revisit each of the 354,800+ articles and identify those articles that they deem to be non-credible.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/muslim-groups-denounce-trump-retweet-fake-pelosi-schumer-photo-n1114821

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats shout at Latinos that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse thing who should gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/latinos-2020.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics. – Dana GOLDSTEIN
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/12/us/texas-vs-california-history-textbooks.html

WASHINGTON POST
— House Democrats who endorsed in 2020 primary signal they will unify behind eventual nominee – Jacqueline Alemany and Sean Sullivan (DIERSEN: I have always fully supported those Republican candidates who have won primaries on ballots in my precinct. But that has never been good enough for my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. They demand that use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in Republican primaries a) to promote their candidate and b) destroy the other candidates. I should write a book about my nasty/vicious critics/opponents, their nasty/vicious operatives, and their nasty/vicious dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/12/house-democrats-who-endorsed-2020-primary-signal-they-will-unify-behind-eventual-nominee/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘The Consequences of Structural Whiteness are Fatal’ A famous medical journal succumbs to radical politics. – James Freeman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-consequences-of-structural-whiteness-are-fatal-11578943455

FORBES
— Finally, U.S. House Will Address Disastrous U.S. Supreme Court Ruling On Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Illinois promote age discrimination the most.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2020/01/13/finally-us-house-will-address-disastrous-us-supreme-court-ruling-on-age-discrimination/

INC.
— 54 Percent of Employers Have Eliminated a Candidate Based on Social Media. Time to Clean Up Your Feed (and Tags) Do your profiles tell the right story? – Melanie Curtin
https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/54-percent-of-employers-have-eliminated-a-candidate-based-on-social-media-time-to-clean-up-your-feed-and-tags.html

FED SMITH
— Surging Number of Federal Employee Millionaires – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: I had 29 years of federal service in 1997 when I was 48 years old.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/01/13/surging-number-federal-employee-millionaires/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: At the end of December 2019, there are 49,620 TSP millionaires according to data provided by the Thrift Savings Plan. And, contrary to some who think these people made money in the private sector and then became a federal employee, the average millionaire has been contributing to the TSP for 29.14 years.)

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Chicagoans march in counter-protest at anti-choice rally – Matt Simonette
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicagoans-march-in-counter-protest-at-anti-choice-rally/67775.html

January 7 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 5 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 5 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 4 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds of Trump supporters rally in Algonquin – Joe Lewnard
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/hundreds-of-trump-supporters-rally-in-algonquin
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Burt Constable discusses using pot. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old and I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981. Only about 20 percent of those who take those examinations pass them on their first attempt.  I wonder what percent of the 80 percent of those who failed to pass those examinations on their first attempt were booze drinkers and/or pot smokers.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/constable-after-decades-of-abstinence-i-gave-pot-a-try
— How to get marijuana convictions expunged – Barbara Vitello (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot in the past, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/how-to-get-marijuana-convictions-expunged
— Past marijuana convictions can be erased, but it could take years And it might depend on where you live – Barbara Vitello (DIERSEN: If you smoked pot in the past, you demonstrated your disrespect for the rule of law. Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200104/past-marijuana-convictions-can-be-erased-but-it-could-take-years

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/4/21048772/transgender-childen-kimberly-lightford-heather-steans-laura-washington

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise Pritzker.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-successful-debut-pritzker-has-work-on-ethics-taxes/2196452/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s action in Iran to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-protest-in-chicago-and-across-country-against-trumps-actions-in-iran
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-threatens-to-destroy-52-iranian-locations-including-cultural-sites-if-iran-retaliates

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-shops-excited-to-sell-bongs-as-pot-law-14949278.php

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— ‘Don’t drive while high’: Illinois officials ramping up cannabis education with billboards, social media advice
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200103/dont-drive-while-high-illinois-officials-ramping-up-cannabis-education-with-billboards-social-media-advice

PEKIN TIMES
— State law now requires workplace harassment-prevention training – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: What about training to prevent harassment of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, past/present union members, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200104/state-law-now-requires-workplace-harassment-prevention-training

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Be careful if, when you consume – Bloomington Pantagraph 
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-be-careful-if-when-you-consume/article_e15ac0f4-2e2b-11ea-85e9-af355ebfbac3.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Health departments remind public about health effects of marijuana – Mark Busch
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/01/03/health-departments-remind-public-about-health-effects-of-marijuana/az0fud1/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Immigration attorneys urge caution with new marijuana law – AP
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/immigration-attorneys-urge-caution-with-new-marijuana-law/article_73acc29c-da2a-5410-8315-0eaa359784ab.html
— Black market impact – John Dykstra
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/black-market-impact/article_744cd334-2bf7-11ea-bc34-034ac3583740.html
— Pot is now legal, but ramifications still exist – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/pot-is-now-legal-but-ramifications-still-exist/article_1726313e-2d7b-11ea-82da-4f87348e40d7.html
— Know your limits when it comes to driving and cannabis – Jeff Bonty
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/know-your-limits-when-it-comes-to-driving-and-cannabis/article_3a6693c8-2b55-11ea-94c4-fb91a52f0a2f.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. If you want to destroy an individual, organization, company, government, or country, push pot on that individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.daily-journal.com/guide-to-illinois-dispensaries/article_f73b5270-2e59-11ea-a2d9-affcb768d6cf.html

KCRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: With recreational marijuana legal, Iowans wasting no time traveling to Illinois – Aaron Scheinblum
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/With-recreational-marijuana-legal-Iowans-wasting-no-time-traveling-to-Illinois-566700321.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Estimated 500 at Algonquin Trump Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/estimate-500-at-algonquin-trump-rally/ 
— Shallow Thinking Evident about School Consolidation in Property Tax Relief Draft Report
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/shallow-thinking-evident-about-school-consolidation-in-property-tax-relief-draft-report/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— What is the future of the Republican Party? Republicans dismiss Trump’s resurrection of the party at their peril – Dennis Lennox (DIERSEN: How supportive of Trump are the Republican leaders in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/where-will-republicans-with-or-without-trump-go-th/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Why was it OK for Obama to kill so many with drones? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/why_was_it_ok_for_obama_to_kill_so_many_with_drones.html
— The death of decorum – Dexter Wright (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_death_of_decorum_.html

THE HILL
— Trump threatens hit of Iranian sites if country retaliates for Soleimani killing – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476794-trump-threatens-to-hit-iranian-sites-if-it-retaliates-over-soleimani

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use an “Iran expert” to promote hatred against Trump. 
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/qassem-soleimani-iran-expert-calls-strike-that-killed-iranian-general-stunningly-stupid-and-counterproductive-2020/

WASHINGTON POST
— JUNE 6, 2019 FLASHBACK: In Va. GOP primary for legislature, a candidate’s criminal past becomes an issue – Laura Vozzella (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) )
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-va-gop-primary-for-legislature-a-candidates-criminal-past-becomes-an-issue/2019/06/06/51c83ab0-87c4-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Former Stafford County supervisor Paul Milde, who is challenging Del. Robert M. Thomas Jr. in Tuesday’s Republican primary, has a criminal record that hasn’t stopped voters from electing him three times in the past. But it has emerged as an issue in the hotly contested race between Milde and Thomas in the 28th District, which includes parts of Fredericksburg and Stafford County. In 1986, when he was 18, Milde was convicted of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute — a felony — in Prince William County. He was sentenced to six years in prison, with five years suspended. Nine years later, Milde pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to an attempted burglary in Fairfax County — a misdemeanor for which he was sentenced to 360 days, all but 20 suspended. . .Milde has responded with a flier with a photo of a skeleton looming behind a rack of dress shirts. “Bob Thomas says I have skeletons in my closet,” it begins. In it, he explains his cocaine conviction, though not the burglary. He suggests voters should care more about recent behavior, including Thomas’s decision in early 2018 to vote with Democrats to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Thomas had run for office on a pledge to oppose expansion.)

FORTUNE
— Amazon Is on a Collision Course With Employee Activists Outraged by the Climate Crisis – Alyssa Newcomb
https://fortune.com/2020/01/04/amazon-employee-activist-climate-crisis/

January 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/nearly-$32m-of-pot-products-sold-in-ill-on-1st-day;-dispensary-applications-due/5807922/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-reveals-first-day-marijuana-sales/2195516/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/entrepreneurs-hope-new-dispensary-licenses-will-benefit-minority-business-owners/2195655/
— Trump, Democratic Presidential Candidates File to Appear on Illinois Ballot
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/trump-democratic-presidential-candidates-file-to-appear-on-illinois-ballot/2195531/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-rakes-in-nearly-3-2m-on-first-day-of-legal-weed-sales

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— GOP congressmen Darin LaHood and Mike Bost with paperwork for Donald Trump first in line as presidential primary candidate filing begins in Springfield – JAMIE MUNKS and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-presidential-primary-filing-period-20200102-atk2hxugwzba3iaytm4vkxejcu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-cannabis-story-tl-0109-20200101-bxf7rjpvt5b3znd6h3mzqfkz6y-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-illinois-legal-weed-early-days-20200102-trakidlua5hlrcqi753zrk6y4e-story.html
— No, we won’t shut up about the Illinois Exodus. Latest downside: Chicago’s top real estate investors are shopping elsewhere – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-exodus-developers-leaving-chicago-20200102-rgw5eheuhrbcdosj5nohvt5i44-story.html
— Naperville councilman John Krummen, DuPage board member Dawn DeSart holding public forum on suicide awareness – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-community-conversations-suicide-awareness-krummen-desart-st-20200102-mv4mel6rnjbp3pyg7xks7cmjlu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. – Robert Sanchez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/2/21046792/recreational-pot-marijuana-sales-dispensary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/2/21046978/legal-weed-sales-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against those who do not hate Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/2/21046687/mass-shootings-antisemitism-american-politics-s-e-cupp

DAILY HERALD
— Cronin on his ‘frustrating’ year as DuPage County Board chairman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/cronin-on-his-frustrating-year-as-dupage-county-board-chairman
— DuPage sheriff’s office giving car seats to families in need
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/dupage-sheriffs-office-giving-car-seats-to-families-in-need
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-hates, the following do not “belong” anywhere: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200102/naperville-prayer-event-envisions-world-where-everyone-belongs

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Signs that Biden is Illinois Dems’ establishment bet Party pros seem to be lining up behind the candidate, while the list of delegates for Trump include none of the state’s former GOP governors nor top business leaders active in party politics. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/signs-biden-illinois-dems-establishment-bet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: People with severe health, financial, and/or other problems spend $3.2 million on pot on January 1, 2020.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-legal-weed-tally-32-million-day-one

PEKIN TIMES
— 10 Democrats, President Trump file for Illinois primary – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200102/10-democrats-president-trump-file-for-illinois-primary

KEWANEE STAR COURIER
— Kewanee Police Department draws first blood for pot enforcement – Susan DeVilder 
https://www.starcourier.com/news/20200102/kpd-draws-first-blood-for-pot-enforcement

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Recreational marijuana purchases should not affect FOID card status, state police say Recreational purchases should not affect FOID card status – Derek Barichello
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/recreational-marijuana-purchases-should-not-affect-foid-card-status-state-police-say/av8hbze/

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/customers-line-up-at-collinsville-store-on-day-of-legal/article_2a48ff2d-c20f-54ea-a725-1cc7390e7520.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Activists to hold pro-Trump rally Jan. 11 in Joliet Multiple rallies planned throughout Midwest – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/12/31/activists-to-hold-pro-trump-rally-jan-11-in-joliet/ahz424a/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/sanders-raises-impressive-345m-in-2019s-final-quarter

WQAD
— President Trump officially on Illinois primary ballot – BRODY WOODDELL
https://wqad.com/2020/01/02/president-trump-officially-on-illinois-primary-ballot/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democratic Party Presidential Delegate/Alternate Candidates from McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/02/democratic-party-presidential-delegate-alternate-candidates-from-mchenry-county/

WIREPOINTS
— New IRS data: Record number of Illinoisans leave state as tax base continues to shrink – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/new-irs-data-record-number-of-illinoisans-leave-state-as-tax-base-continues-to-shrink-wirepoints-special-report/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Popular Trends Rule Adolescent Desires – Dr. Everett Piper
https://illinoisfamily.org/faith/popular-trends-rule-adolescent-desires/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— How the 2020 Census Will Change the U.S. House – Matt Palumbo
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/tag/remap/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Authority and power’: Ilhan Omar and AOC plan to make Progressive Caucus a ‘new kind of centrism’ – Spencer Neale (DIERSEN: Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, RINOs and other conservative-haters falsely paint themselves as being centrists.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ilhan-omar-and-aoc-plan-to-make-progressive-caucus-a-new-kind-of-centrism

AMERICAN THINKER
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lose her congressional seat based on all those NYC residents fleeing socialism? – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/alexandria_ocasiocortez_to_lose_her_congressional_seat_based_on_all_those_nyc_residents_fleeing_socialism.html
— Unable to find new fake news, Vox editor recycles old fake news – Andrea Widburg
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/unable_to_find_new_fake_news_vox_editor_recycles_old_fake_news.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump Nails Reason Pelosi Is Withholding Articles Of Impeachment
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/31671

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Teacher’ Is The Most Common Occupation Among Bernie Sanders’s 4th-Quarter Donors – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/02/teacher-bernie-sanders-donors/

NEWSMAX
— Thirteen States Sue Over New Rule to Limit Legal Immigration
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/apnewsalert/2020/01/02/id/928615/

TOWNHALL
Fairfax Virginia Is Now A Marijuana Sanctuary City – Marina Medvin
https://townhall.com/columnists/marinamedvin/2020/01/02/fairfax-virginia-is-now-a-marijuana-sanctuary-city-n2558850

PJ MEDIA
— Trump Administration to Go After States Allowing Illegal Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-administration-to-go-after-states-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-obtain-drivers-licenses/

SEAN HANNITY
— MEGA MAGA: Trump Campaign Raises $46 MILLION in 4th Quarter, $143 MILLION in 2019
https://hannity.com/media-room/mega-maga-trump-campaign-raises-46-million-in-4th-quarter-143-million-in-2019/

COLLEGE FIX
— How social justice is destroying objectivity, excellence, due process, science — and much more – Heather Mac Donald
https://www.thecollegefix.com/bulletin-board/how-social-justice-is-destroying-objectivity-excellence-due-process-science-and-much-more-speech/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— RNC Chairwoman Knocks NYT Op-Ed Claiming Republican Women Are ‘on the Brink of Extinction’ – Bradley Cortright
https://ijr.com/rnc-chairwoman-knocks-op-ed-republican-women-brink-extinction/?ut

THE HILL
— Ex-Google executive hammers company over diversity – EMILY BIRNBAUM (DIERSEN: I should write a book about what employers I have worked for and organizations that I am/was a member of to promote diversity, that is, to get rid of those who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/476540-ex-google-exec-hammers-company-over-diversity

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 200 Republicans Urge Supreme Court to Weigh Overturning Roe v. Wade Two House Democrats joined them in signing a legal brief in a case that is certain to inject the divisive politics of abortion into the 2020 presidential race. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/us/politics/republicans-abortion-supreme-court.html
— Fourteen Democrats, Three Republicans in U.S. Presidential Race – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/01/02/us/politics/02reuters-usa-election-2020-candidates.html

REASON
— Although Cannabis Consumers Who Own Firearms Are Federal Felons, Illinois Says They Can Keep Their Guns The Illinois State Police confirms that people who try newly legal marijuana are not considered “unlawful users” of narcotics. – JACOB SULLUM
https://reason.com/2020/01/02/although-cannabis-consumers-who-own-firearms-are-federal-felons-illinois-says-they-can-keep-their-guns/

HR DRIVE
— Ageism — the ‘last acceptable bias’ — is rampant at work, AARP says – Valerie Bolden-Barrett
https://www.hrdive.com/news/ageism-the-last-acceptable-bias-is-rampant-at-work-aarp-says/569649/

LGBTQ NATION
— New Illinois law requires all public single-use restrooms be gender neutral The Equitable Restroom Act mandates that single-occupancy facilities shall be labeled “All-Gender.” – Bil Browning 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/new-illinois-law-requires-public-single-use-restrooms-gender-neutral/

January 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— What are the following doing to discourage the sale and use of pot in Illinois, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality: a) Trump, b) the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, c) the leaders of your Republican county/township/ward party organizations, d) the Republicans who represent you in the U.S. House, Illinois Senate, Illinois House, your county, your township/ward, and your municipality, e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, f) the conservative, religious, education, healthcare, law enforcement, etc. leaders in your county, township/ward, and municipality, g) etc.? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-in-illinois/5804233/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/governors-office-calls-first-day-of-legalized-cannabis-sales-an-historic-new-day/2195296/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/history-made-first-legal-cannabis-sales-complete-as-dispensaries-open-in-illinois/2195119/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/long-lines-recreational-marijuana-chicago/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348453-legal-weed-sales-underway-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348313-pot-sales-now-legal-in-illinois/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4348499-smooth-first-day-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/01/the-wait-for-legal-weed-is-over-as-marijuana-sales-get-started-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/turning-over-a-new-leaf-illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21043086/legal-weed-marijuana-live-updates-recreational-sales
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/1/1/21045390/renzo-mejia-first-recreational-weed-marijuana-illinois-dispensary-33

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-illinois-first-day-20200101-7cjmnsifxvhrxc4evr2alua7ue-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-legal-weed-first-day-recreational-sales-20200101-fhtdvp4j6naphff6jmnnh6fkqy-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-cannabis-store-tl-0109-20200101-f6h3zshcezfnlm42jucbcngy6u-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-recreational-marijuana-sales-st-0102-20200101-bs4qmzlgmvab7l7hznruyshfwa-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— Bloomberg’s campaign ad spending tops $155 million – BILL ALLISON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-campaign-spending-20200101-story.html
— Dry January isn’t for everyone, experts say. Some drinkers need treatment. Others are trying Dry-ish January – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-dry-january-cb-tt-20200101-24tkyxqn4rdarjx5mj7f6ezjce-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200101/got-my-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-with-enthusiasm
— Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie headlining Barrington Town-Warming – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191231/former-new-jersey-gov-chris-christie-headlining-barrington-town-warming
— The Great Divide: Congress, voters on immigration – Joe Guzzardi
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200101/the-great-divide-congress-voters-on-immigration

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/ringing-new-year-weed
— As our economy evolves, so does the hunt for a ‘good’ job – CLAIRE BUSHEY (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all of the jobs that I had were BAD JOBS that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/crains-forum-jobs-wages/shift-change

NORTHWEST HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/01/photos-hundreds-line-up-for-legal-marijuana/dmcn3bt/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/day-of-recreational-marijuana-you-can-tell-this-is-what/article_7d7e2b92-122c-5cdd-805a-e60e2a7da32b.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200101/long-lines-excitement-high-for-first-day-of-legal-weed-in-rockford

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/long-line-and-upbeat-camaraderie-mark-predawn-pot-sales-in-east-peoria
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/marijuana-sales-go-smoothly-in-springfield
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191231/peoria-medical-pot-facility-approved-for-recreational-sales-which-begin-wednesday
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200101/luciano-just-as-with-legal-weed-peoria-celebrated-end-of-last-prohibition

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_2798cd59-444e-507e-b601-67ad51d211a6.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20200101/todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/news/local/photos-recreational-pot-sales-begin-in-illinois/collection_5c6f213d-7662-575e-a802-472d6e73e620.html#1

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/01/01/hundreds-come-out-early-for-legal-marijuana-in-joliet/d7x6iqe/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238884078.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20200101/hundreds-line-up-before-dawn-to-purchase-pot-in-canton

QUAD CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/it-s-the-end-of-prohibition-recreational-marijuana-sales-began/collection_0b97a4ef-5e91-5c11-b122-e50f4e45d010.html#1

TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20200101/first-in-line-for-adult-use-cannabis-this-is-something-thats-going-to-go-down-in-history

LASALLE NEWS TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.newstrib.com/2020/01/01/the-prohibition-has-ended-on-marijuana/admqzp4/

DECATUR DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.decaturdaily.com/business/illinois-sees-first-legal-sales-of-recreational-marijuana/article_5093bb03-9a85-5e51-a987-dd9e3b9a4909.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/with-lines-hundreds-deep-southern-illinoisans-celebrate-legal-marijuana-sales/article_6de09443-0b7f-5f01-87e3-3a606a7d62ee.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/long-lines-in-collinsville-greet-first-day-of-recreational-weed/article_ebd288a9-5650-50e5-a0cb-5b6faec24180.html

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2020/01/01/wisconsin-residents-visit-illinois-first-day-legalized-marijuana/2786716001/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/sunny-side-marijuana-dispensary-gearing-up-for-recreational-sales-tomorrow

WIFR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Legal-Cannabis-Sales-566624891.html

WSPY
— Petition Challenges Dropped Against Republican Primary Candidate in 14th Congressional – Tyler Bachman
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/petition-challenges-dropped-against-republican-primary-candidate-in-th-congressional/article_e90d69de-2c9e-11ea-bcac-b351db8e7e8f.html

WILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/first-day-of-legal-recreational-cannabis-sales-draws-hundreds-to-cu-dispensaries

WGEM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgem.com/2020/01/01/lines-formed-outside-dispensaries-for-sale-of-recreational-marijuana/

WAOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://waow.com/2020/01/01/people-begin-camping-out-ahead-of-legal-marijuana-in-illinois/

WRAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wral.com/recreational-use-of-marijuana-is-now-legal-in-illinois-and-retailers-are-ready/18862747/

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/patrons-look-make-history-peorias-first-legal-recreational-cannabis-customers#stream/0

WSIL TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/01/01/three-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-southern-illinois-selling-recreational-marijuana-wednesday-morning/

WSBT
— Indiana man caught going 103 in 55 mph zone with marijuana purchased in Illinois – Stefanie Dyga
https://wsbt.com/news/regional/indiana-man-caught-going-103-in-55-mph-zone-with-marijuana-purchased-in-illinois

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/01/01/legal-recreational-weed-goes-on-sale-and-chicagoans-line-up-for-blocks-in-the-cold/

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/a-moral-argument-and-course-of-action-for-legalized-marijuana-in-2020/

EVANSTON NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonnow.com/story/business/bill-smith/2020-01-01/83986/legal-weed-draws-a-crowd-for-first-day-of-sales

EVANSTON ROUNDTABLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://evanstonroundtable.com/Content/Default/Community-Updates/Article/Hello-2020-Large-Crowds-Greet-Opening-of-First-Recreational-Marijuana-Dispensary-in-Evanston-/-3/225/17372

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The president counts on black voters for a second term – Allan H. Ryskind
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/1/president-trump-needs-to-count-on-black-voters-for/

AMERICAN THINKER
— A new year needs a new renaissance…against Islam and leftism – Diana Mary Sitek
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_new_year_needs_a_new_renaissanceagainst_islam_and_leftism.html

BREITBART
— Hollywood Rings in the New Year Hating Trump: ‘Kick His Ass in 2020’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/01/hollywood-rings-in-the-new-year-hating-trump-kick-his-ass-in-2020/

NEWSMAX
— House Democrats Would Have Impeached Lincoln – Rod Blagojevich 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-impeachment-abraham-lincoln-rod-blagojevich/2020/01/01/id/948017/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Roseanne Barr praises Trump for protecting Jewish Americans, says Jews should arm themselves – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/01/roseanne-barr-praises-trump-for-protecting-jewish-americans-says-jews-should-arm-themselves-870909

THE HILL
— Rapid turnover shapes Trump’s government – MORGAN CHALFANT (DIERSEN: While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, there was very little turnover because the agency was almost always under hiring and/or promotion freezes.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476083-rapid-turnover-shapes-trumps-government

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/where-is-marijuana-legal-in-2020-illinois-joins-10-other-states-legalizing-recreational-pot-2020-01-01/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Hate Crime’ Is Only a Step Away From Thoughtcrime   Punishing people, even criminals, for ideas is inimical to the American tradition of free speech. – Myron Magnet
https://www.wsj.com/articles/hate-crime-is-only-a-step-away-from-thoughtcrime-11577905525

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/01/cannabis-illinois-legal-weed-sales-start-jan-1/2789415001/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7843017/Illinois-sees-legal-sales-recreational-marijuana.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Lieutenant Governor Buys Marijuana On State’s First Day Of Legal Sales – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/illinois-lieutenant-governor-buys-marijuana-on-states-first-day-of-legal-sales/

December 30 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— TOP 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019!
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Four big moments in politics coming to Chicago and Illinois in 2020  The outcome of the Illinois March primary may be a deciding vote in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. – Dick Simpson 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/30/21042988/chicago-illinois-elections-2020-census-illinois-primary-election-dick-simpson-lori-lightfoot
— Ald. Carrie Austin drops out of ward committeeperson race Austin’s petition signatures had been challenged; she was 409 signatures short of the 925 minimum to get on the ballot, said Jim Allen, spokesman for the Chicago Board of Elections. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/30/21043542/alderman-carrie-austin-34th-ward-committeeperson-race-cook-county-democratic-party
— Todd Stroger withdraws from primary Stroger fell short of the signatures needed to get on the ballot for a seat on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/30/21042937/todd-stroger-primary-ballot-mwrd

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Illinois loses population for a 6th straight year — and lost more residents than any state this decade – Cecilia Reyes
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-illinois-population-loss-census-release-20191230-grrid2pgtbenppwrgprzg3fuhe-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elmwood-park/ct-elm-cannabis-shop-tl-0102-20191230-z53nfyogyfgg7n4txx2vuzzzmi-story.html
— Top 10 Naperville stories of 2019 – SUZANNE BAKER and ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: I should write an article about the top 10 Wheaton government and political stories in 2019.) 
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/candidate-forum-to-be-held-for-kendall-board-district-kendall/article_f9b62584-2b0c-11ea-bf29-43f5730bd912.html

DAILY HERALD
— Legislature faces a mandate for ethics reform in 2020 – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191230/editorial-legislature-faces-a-mandate-for-ethics-reform-in-2020

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-dispensaries-prepare-for-marijuana-legalization-jan-1/5799887/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4337548-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-get-ready-for-deluge-of-recreational-marijuana-customers/

WTTW
— CPD to Deploy 1,300 Additional Officers on New Year’s Eve – Matt Masterson 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/12/30/cpd-deploy-1300-additional-officers-new-year-s-eve

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Local employers still hashing out rules on legal marijuana – Debra Pressey 
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/local-employers-still-hashing-out-rules-on-legal-marijuana/article_8750006a-4122-5a2d-93a6-f6ddc4519816.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191230/luciano-todays-pot-shops-will-leave-old-timers-dazed-and-confused

OAK PARK
— The problem is escapism – Ken Trainor (DIERSEN: The more that you want booze and/or pot, the more that you shout that you do not want to deal with reality and/or that you cannot deal with reality.)
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/12-30-2019/The-problem-is-escapism/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office breaks down legal cannabis laws – Kevin Schwaller
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/tazewell-county-sheriffs-office-breaks-down-legal-cannabis-laws/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Got questions about legal marijuana in 2020? Police have answers
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/got-questions-about-legal-marijuana-in-2020-police-have-answers

WREX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://wrex.com/2019/12/30/sunnyside-marijuana-dispensary-opens-at-6-a-m-new-years-day/

WSPY
— Candidate Forum to be Held for Kendall Board District 2, Kendall Circuit Clerk Primary Candidates (DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for Republican candidates in contested primary races.)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/candidate-forum-to-be-held-for-kendall-board-district-kendall/article_f9b62584-2b0c-11ea-bf29-43f5730bd912.html 

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/30/where-to-buy-legal-weed-in-chicago-on-january-1/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Petition Objection Withdrawn *UPDATE: New Video at End*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/il-14-catalina-lauf-petition-objection-withdrawn/
— McHenry County Health Department on Marijuana: “Caution and Concern”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/mchenry-county-health-department-on-marijuana-caution-and-concern/ 
— More People Moving Out Than Into Illinois
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/more-people-moving-out-than-into-illinois/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHURCH SHOOTING RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT CARRYING FIREARMS IN ILLINOIS CHURCHES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/church-shooting-raises-questions-about-carrying-firearms-in-illinois-churches.html
— 105,000 PEOPLE LEFT ILLINOIS LAST YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/105000-people-left-illinois-last-year.html
— 72% OF AMERICANS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT 2020 (DIERSEN: From what I see, if you live in Illinois, the more of the following that you are, the more ever-increasingly difficult it is to be optimistic about the future: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/72-of-americans-optimistic-about-2020-.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use anti-Semitic attacks to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/30/bill-de-blasio-blames-anti-semitic-attacks-on-atmo/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— These were the Republicans most critical of Trump in 2019 – Naomi Lim (DIERSEN: I should publish a list of those who state that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican and a) have been the most critical of me and why and b) have been the most critical of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and why.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/these-were-the-republicans-most-critical-of-trump-in-2019
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger In the fall, Kinzinger, 41, another Trump administration foreign policy critic, denounced the president for suggesting impeachment would result in “civil war like fracture” in the country. “I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant,” tweeted the lawmaker, who’s represented the region southwest of Chicago since 2011. The congressman additionally wasn’t shy about voicing his displeasure with Trump’s decision to host the G-7 summit at one of his Florida properties before changing the location to Camp David after several Republicans complained about conflicts of interest.)
— Mark Levin rips Washington Post for citing Democratic outrage at Trump response to attacks on Jews – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mark-levin-rips-washington-post-for-citing-democratic-outrage-at-trump-response-to-attacks-on-jews

BREITBART
— Census: California to Lose Congressional Seat for First Time in History – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/12/30/census-california-to-lose-congressional-seat-for-first-time-in-history/
— Rasmussen Shows 2:1 Opposition to Cheap Labor Legal Immigration – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want cheap labor.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/30/rasmussen-shows-21-opposition-to-cheap-labor-legal-immigration/

DAILY CALLER
— Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Thank Armed Churchgoers Who Stopped A Mass Shooting In Texas – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/30/beto-orourke-hero-congregants-white-settlement/
— Giuliani: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Has Watched Anti-Semitism Spread ‘Like A Cancer’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/30/rudy-giuliani-bill-de-blasio-anti-semitism-spread-cancer-lazy-twitter-new-york-mayors/

DAILY WIRE
— De Blasio Appears To Blame Trump For Violence Against Jews – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/de-blasio-appears-to-blame-trump-for-violence-against-jews

PJ MEDIA
— Obama Was the Most Anti-Semitic President in History, So Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers at Trump – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/obama-was-the-most-anti-semitic-president-in-history-so-lets-stop-pointing-fingers-at-trump/

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Trump’s Executive Order Against Anti-Semitism Will Protect U.S. Jews – Joel Griffith
https://www.heritage.org/religious-liberty/commentary/trumps-executive-order-against-anti-semitism-will-protect-us-jews

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— 2019 Was the Year That Democrats Went Off the Rails – Frank Miele
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/12/30/2019_was_the_year_that_democrats_went_off_the_rails_142041.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Political Power Set to Continue Shift to Southern States, Data Show Americans are moving to states with warm weather, strong job growth and cheaper housing – Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sunbelt-set-to-gain-congressional-seats-data-show-11577723599

December 30 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. (DIERSEN: How much will pot pushers practice what they preach? How much pot will pot-pushing reporters, journalists, editors, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. use themselves, and if little none, why? First, each and every one of the aforesaid should be asked on the record a) how much pot have they themselves used, b) how much pot are they themselves using now, c) how much pot do they themselves want to use, d) what restrictions on pot use do they themselves want to be rescinded, e) are they themselves making money from the sale of pot now, and if so, how much, f) how much money do they themselves want to make form the sale of pot in the future, and g) how much tax revenue do they themselves want governments to get from the sale of pot? Then, those government, political, law enforcement, religious, healthcare, education, etc. leaders who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican who did not speak out against pot at municipal and county hearings should be asked on the record to explain in detail why they did not speak out against pot at municipal and county hearings. Those who practice one vice are far more likely to practice other vices.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/legal-pot-faq-where-can-i-buy-it-how-much-where-can-i-smoke-it-
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/what-suburban-dispensaries-expect-when-recreational-marijuana-sales-start-jan-1
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Transportation experts’ 2020 forecast: More roadwork, more scooters, more transit riders – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/transportation-experts-2020-forecast-more-roadwork-more-scooters-more-transit-riders
— 2019 in DuPage County: The year that was
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191230/2019-in-dupage-county-the-year-that-was

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— From Blago to ‘Fast Eddie’ to Ed Burke, a decade in political corruption Think Illinois saw a historic series of convictions in the 2010s? Get ready, the next round of federal housecleaning appears to be coming. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/12/30/21030726/political-corruption-ed-burke-danny-solis-2010s-blagojevich-ryan-hastert-dixon-crundwell

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want to push pot in Lincolnwood.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnwood/ct-lwr-marijuana-tl-0102-20191230-tgtamhksvfavzajzsrig746lpu-story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigration problems to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-immigrant-children-alone-court-chicago-20191219-3uka3fmldfcztldela5ibziki4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-how-to-beat-trump-stephens-20191227-v36odsicrvfw7a3tq2lcr67uuq-story.html
— ‘Council Wars’ erupts as Waukegan mayor, aldermen trade insults – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-mayor-aldermen-st-1231-20191230-qrxin7qwhvefvei4fjkdihwlc4-story.html

ABC7
— 29 shot, 5 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/29-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/5798332/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/30/2019

MDJ ONLINE
— With recreational cannabis days away, questions remain for Illinois gun owners – Cole Lauterbach 
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/with-recreational-cannabis-days-away-questions-remain-for-illinois-gun/article_4f4aa290-562d-547d-833d-b61f6526f7d1.html

WSIU
— Stephens Out of GOP 115th State House Race – JENNIFER FULLER
https://news.wsiu.org/post/stephens-out-gop-115th-state-house-race#stream/0

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Trump impeachment is pure politics, a political circus – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2019/12/29/trump-impeachment-is-pure-politics-a-political-circus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Texas Church Not a Protection Free Zone
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/29/texas-church-not-a-protection-free-zone/ 
— Jack Franks’ Appointee to LITH Sanitary District Moves to More Than Triple His Compensation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/jack-franks-appointee-to-lith-sanitary-district-moves-to-double-his-compensation/ 
— IL-06/IL-14: Final Two Days of Q419 Fundraising
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/il-06-il-14-final-two-days-of-q419-fundraising/ 
— Illinois Leaks Probes Further into Bob Miller’s Answers to Questions in Lawsuit
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/illinois-leaks-probes-further-into-bob-millers-answers-to-questions-in-lawsuit/ 
— Dems Go After Buyers of Expensive Used Cars
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/30/dems-go-after-buyers-of-expensive-used-cars-copy/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— “I DON’T WANT TO DIE” – SCHOOLS ARE TRAUMATIZING KIDS WITH GRETA’S CLIMATE APOCALYPSE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/i-dont-want-to-die-schools-are-traumatizing-kids-with-gretas-climate-apocalypse.html
— DEMOCRATS JUST BETRAYED WORKING-CLASS AMERICANS TO APPEASE ENVIRONMENTALISTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/democrats-just-betrayed-working-class-americans-to-appease-environmentalists.html

WIREPOINTS
— Overreach in Illinois’ New Employer Mandate on Anti-Sexual Harassment Training – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/overreach-in-illinois-new-employer-mandate-on-anti-sexual-harassment-training-wirepoints-original/
— Searching for common sense, regulation reduction and cost cutting in Illinois’ 255 new laws – Ted Dabrowski
https://wirepoints.org/searching-for-common-sense-regulation-reduction-and-cost-cutting-in-illinois-255-new-laws/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Facebook may soon curtail its political advertising policies – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/29/facebook-may-soon-curtail-its-political-advertisin/

BREITBART
— What We Jews Can Do to Defend Ourselves from Antisemitism – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2019/12/29/pollak-what-we-jews-can-do-to-defend-ourselves-from-antisemitism/
— Leftists Blame Trump for Rise in Antisemitism in Wake of Hanukkah Stabbing Attack – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/29/leftists-blame-trump-rise-anti-semitism-wake-hanukkah-stabbing-attack/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Hanukkah attack to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/29/bill-de-blasio-on-hanukkah-attack-trumps-hateful-speech-emboldened-violent-forces/

DAILY CALLER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use attacks against Jews to promote hatred against Trump.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/29/de-blasio-blames-trump-anti-semitism/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Help Us Produce Real News – Katrina Trinko
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/12/29/help-us-produce-real-news/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As conservatives, we know the facts are on our side. But it’s not easy to communicate those facts—especially in a hostile environment with so many liberal-leaning media outlets. What’s more, good, original, compelling journalism is time-consuming and expensive. Producing “real news” involves a lot of fact checking, editing, and rigorous research—and involves competition against outlets with hundreds, if not thousands, of reporters, editors, and contributors. . .But challenges remain. In 2020, we’re excited for some new projects, including running op-eds from college students—to showcase the new conservatives of the next generation. We’re aiming to produce more original content on YouTube and Instagram—two key platforms for getting the conservative message out among young adults. And we’re planning to send our reporters up and down the country—because we know, contrary to what the swamp would have you believe, the most important stories are happening outside Washington, D.C.)

PJ MEDIA
— Liberals in New York Not Doing Enough to Combat Antisemitism – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/liberals-in-new-york-not-doing-enough-to-combat-antisemitism/

TOWNHALL
— No Mayor de Blasio, President Trump Is Not to Blame for the Stabbing of New York Jews – Michael Brown
https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2019/12/30/no-mayor-de-blasio-president-trump-is-not-to-blame-for-the-stabbing-of-new-york-jews-n2558671
— Impeachment: A Badge of Hope or Shame? – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2019/12/30/impeachment-a-badge-of-hope-or-shame-n2558552

HERITAGE FLORIDA
— Political left fights Trump’s fight against anti-Semitism – Caroline B. Glick
https://www.heritagefl.com/story/2019/12/27/opinions/political-left-fights-trumps-fight-against-anti-semitism/12552.html

FEDERALIST
— Identity Politics Enables Anti-Semitic Violence. – Erielle Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/29/identity-politics-enables-anti-semitic-violence-enough/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We’re Massively Outgunned in the Culture War – KYLE SMITH
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/national-review-institute-fund-appeal-culture-war-help-us-fight-back-against-the-left/

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Thunberg to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-thunberg/i-wouldnt-have-wasted-my-time-on-trump-says-greta-thunberg-idUSKBN1YY0PV

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats celebrate their progress in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/very-lgbtq-decade-gay-marriage-trans-rights-rainbow-wave-n1107901

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE: Inside the Biggest 2020 Advertising War Against Trump Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign wants to flood voters with attacks on Mr. Trump before it is too late, a lesson Republican candidates learned in 2016 when they initially ignored him. – Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-trump-advertising.html
— California Companies Are Rushing to Find Female Board Members A law mandating that every public company in the state should have a woman on the board by the end of the year has redefined the qualifications of a director. – Alisha Haridasani Gupta
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/17/us/california-boardroom-gender-quota.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— A Generic Politician Can’t Beat Trump The political class has clung to conformism as if it’s way to protest him. – Rich Danker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-generic-politician-cant-beat-trump-11577648042
— New Budget? No Budget? Maybe You Need a Bit of Both – Julia Carpenter (DIERSEN: Why do you have less money? For me, it is the success that my Democrat superiors in the federal government had in wasting my career and getting rid of me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $19,568 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-budget-no-budget-maybe-you-need-a-bit-of-both-11577620801

— This Isn’t Your Father’s Impeachment In 1974, the president faced recession, inflation, monolithic media and conservative dissension. – Ed Cox and Geoff Shepard
https://www.wsj.com/articles/this-isnt-your-fathers-impeachment-11577648194

WALL STREET WINDOW
— Jonathan Swift Explains Why We Don’t Trust Politicians – Barry Brownstein (DIERSEN: I should write a book about politicians who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to get elected, but after they get elected, disgustingly take anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican actions. I would focus on politicians in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
http://wallstreetwindow.com/2019/12/jonathan-swift-explains-why-we-dont-trust-politicians-barry-brownstein-12-30-2019/

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alanjbrochstein/2020/12/29/illinois-is-an-underappreciated-cannabis-catalyst/

KIPLINGER
— Senior Corps Lets You Give Back as a Volunteer – Emma Patch (DIERSEN: I “give back” by putting together and sending out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and evening.)
https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T012-C000-S004-senior-corps-lets-you-give-back-as-a-volunteer.html

INFORUM
— Pensions should be illegal – William Smith (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who are earning credits toward a pension or are getting a pension are demonized, denigrated, and condemned.)
https://www.inforum.com/opinion/letters/4839447-Letter-Pensions-should-be-illegal

FED SMITH
— The 2020 Pay Raise is Now Official – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: If I was still working for GAO as a GS-13 Step 10 Analyst, my salary would increase by $3,878/year (3%) from $127,654/year to $131,532/year.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/12/26/2020-pay-raise-now-official/

NEW YORKER
— The Ultra-Wealthy Who Argue That They Should Be Paying Higher Taxes In an age of historic disparity, Abigail Disney and the Patriotic Millionaires take on income inequality. – Sheelah Kolhatkar (DIERSEN: 2019 federal income tax rates for married filing jointly are 12% over $19,400, 22% over $78,950, 24% over $168,400, 32% over $321,450, 35% over $408,200, and 37% over $612,350.)
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/01/06/the-ultra-wealthy-who-argue-that-they-should-be-paying-higher-taxes

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What Guardian does for the left worldwide, GOPUSA ILLINOIS does for the right in Illinois.
https://www.theguardian.com/info/2019/dec/26/how-the-guardians-engineering-team-supports-the-24-hour-news-cycle