January 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Marijuana health risks remain despite legalization in Illinois, doctors say
https://abc7chicago.com/5855832/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Opt Out group nets more than $4K in donations in fight to oppose pot sales in Naperville – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-opt-out-naperville-fundraising-cannabis-referendum-st-20200117-2wyvfgozmraxbofenqbl3bjk5q-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Among those giving money were state Rep. Grant Wehrli, R-Naperville, who contributed $500 and Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission member Krishna Bansal, who donated $250. Wehrli is unopposed in the Republican primary in his bid to be returned to his seat representing the 41st District, which includes a large portion of Naperville. Bansal is a candidate in the 2020 Republican primary for the 11th District seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville. The largest single donation of $1,545 came from an Aurora resident, and most Naperville residents donated between $200 and $531 each, records show. One person from Virginia contributed $200. Two Naperville people bought $455 worth of “opt out buttons” for the campaign, the report said.)
— At White House ceremony, President Trump calls out for no-show Chicago billionaire Ken Griffin: ‘Where the hell is he?’ – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-out-ken-griffin-20200116-irdz2xo2jffwrli5wlxrkedc4e-story.html
— Cook County Board approves 3% tax on recreational weed sales starting July 1, will study drug’s effect on region – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-cook-county-board-approves-recreatioal-weed-tax-20200116-3tm7vgx5qzb6zjoti5lwb6mtdy-story.html
— CNN’s shameful treatment of Bernie Sanders – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-bernie-sanders-cnn-kass-20200116-avuaiaxbfvdkbb2w6y4yoiafuq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democrats to choose new Senate president, eyeing the call of history — and ‘shadows’ of the feds It appears the field to replace outgoing Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has dwindled to two power-players: Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, and Assistant Majority Leader Don Harmon, D-Oak Park. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/16/21067310/democrats-senate-president-harmon-lightford-cullerton-history-federal-investigation

DAILY HERALD
— Suburban lawmakers consider statewide lobbyist regulation – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/suburban-lawmakers-consider-statewide-lobbyist-regulation
— Mayor Suess says the state of Wheaton is ‘quite good’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200116/mayor-suess-says-the-state-of-wheaton-is-quite-good

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE & KNOX STUDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-early-returns/article_abdc1de9-df0b-5446-82fd-704748b8050c.html
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2020/01/15/expect-visiting-dispensary/#.XiCvHCN_OM8

STATELINE
— Illinois residents receive some of the most robocalls in the country
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/illinois-residents-receive-some-of-the-most-robocalls-in-the-country/

WILL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: How College Campuses In Illinois Are Preparing Students To Work In The Cannabis Industry – CHRISTINE HERMAN
https://will.illinois.edu/21stshow/program/colleges-preparing-students-for-cannabis-businesses

WGIL
— OUTSTANDING: BUSTOS SUPPORTS PASSING OF AGE DISCRIMINATION BILL
https://www.wgil.com/2020/01/16/bustos-supports-passing-of-age-discrimination-bill/

WJBC
— Illinois commission on lobbyists hears concerns about lack of uniform standards, shadow lobbying, loopholes
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/illinois-commission-on-lobbyists-hears-concerns-about-lack-of-uniform-standards-shadow-lobbying-loopholes/
— Fewer Illinois taxpayers are on the hook for growing public sector pension liabilities
http://www.wjbc.com/2020/01/16/fewer-illinois-taxpayers-are-on-the-hook-for-growing-public-sector-pension-liabilities/

WQAD
— Iowa Police keeping eye on Illinois border for recreational marijuana, as national trends point to higher possession arrests – ANDREA FLORES
https://wqad.com/2020/01/16/iowa-police-keeping-eye-on-illinois-border-for-recreational-marijuana-as-national-trends-point-to-higher-possession-arrests/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chris Lauzen Reviews His Time as Kane County Board Chairman and Announces His Endorsement of Dave Rickert as Successor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/chris-lauzen-reviews-his-time-as-kane-county-board-chairman-and-announces-his-endorsement-of-dave-rickert-as-successor/ 
— Skillicorn Reports on Campaign Finance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/16/skillicorn-reports-on-campaign-finance/

BREITBART
— Donald Trump’s ‘Hire American’ Policy Gets More Jobs for Americans – NEIL MUNRO16 Ja
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/16/donald-trumps-hire-american-policy-gets-more-jobs-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Latest Migrant Caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans Head to U.S. Border – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/01/15/latest-migrant-caravan-n2559600

EPOCH TIMES
— Gallup Poll Shows US Center-Right Ideologically – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gallup-poll-shows-us-center-right-ideologically_3206248.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— Already Shut Out Of GOP Primaries, Joe Walsh Gets Shut Out At The RNC, Too The former congressman and Trump challenger couldn’t get past the front desk at Republican Party headquarters to make his complaint. – S.V. Date
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-walsh-republican-party-trump_n_5e20bfc2c5b6321176103583

UPI
— Walsh protests at RNC HQ – Clyde Hughes
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/01/16/Candidate-challenging-Trump-in-2020-race-protests-at-RNC-HQ/8301579197386/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stay Woke, Drop Out In its wake, identity politics leaves a trail of failed Democratic candidates. – Kimberley A. Strassel
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stay-woke-drop-out-11579220294

January 6 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois legal weed poses challenge for companies with zero tolerance policies – Sarah Schulte (DIERSEN: I would not want to work for an employer that did not have a zero tolerance policy.)
https://abc7chicago.com/business/legal-weed-poses-challenge-for-companies-with-zero-tolerance-policies/5789356/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational pot’s impact on Illinois: ‘No big deal’ or an ‘unfortunate, reckless experiment’? – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-economic-social-effects-20191226-dandhav6uzfllaeroph7bqowe4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump is a miserable fit for Evangelical Christians What would Jesus do? First, Jesus would not use Twitter to serve up daily doses of crude comments and hate-filled attacks on private citizens and public figures.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/26/21037287/donald-trump-religions-evangelical-christians-sun-times-letters
— Here are some of the new state laws taking effect in 2020 Hundreds of new laws or changes in existing laws were passed during a busy legislative session that adjourned in early June. – Jerry Nowicki 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/26/21038077/illinois-new-laws-take-effect-2020-minimum-wage-marijuana-infrastructure

DAILY HERALD
— Local mayors in DuPage County to deliver State of the City addresses
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191220/local-mayors-in-dupage-county-to-deliver-state-of-the-city-addresses
— Dan Cronin to speak at ‘State of County’ luncheon Jan. 8
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191226/dan-cronin-to-speak-at-state-of-county-luncheon-jan-8

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood of Peoria, who was also a member of Congress representing central Illinois, will be the featured speaker at the annual Abraham Lincoln Association Birthday Banquet Feb. 12 in Springfield. – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191226/ray-lahood-to-headline-lincoln-association-dinner

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Business as usual at the Illinois Tollway Authority – Editorial
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191226/editorial-business-as-usual-at-illinois-tollway-authority

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois party leaders, political observers assess past year, look ahead to 2020
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-party-leaders-political-observers-assess-past-year-look-ahead/article_a44a2ca8-d8a0-5229-a17a-de3f848bba95.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Comparison of Chicago Teachers’ Contract with Wisconsin’s Scott Walker’s
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/comparison-of-chicago-teachers-contract-with-wisconsins-scott-walkers/ 
— IL-14: Discernment on Underwood’s EHR Legislation Now Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-discernment-on-underwoods-ehr-legislation-now-law/ 
— U.S. Senate/IL-06/IL-14: Ted Cruz Blasts FY2020 Appropriations Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/u-s-senate-il-06-il-14-ted-cruz-blasts-fy2020-appropriations-legislation/ 
— KICKOFF 2020 Support President Trump Rally in Algonquin *UPDATE: News-Sun Underwood Impeachment Column*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/kickoff-2020-support-president-trump-rally-in-algonquin/ 
— IL-14: McHenry County Republicans Hosting Candidates Forum
IL-14: James Marter Opposed to H.R. 3 Legislation to Lower Prescription Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-mchenry-county-republicans-hosting-candidates-form/ 
— Christmas Day Teaching About Voting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/christmas-day-teaching-about-voting/ 
— IL-14: James Marter Opposed to H.R. 3 Legislation to Lower Prescription Prices
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/26/il-14-james-marter-opposed-to-h-r-3-legislation-to-lower-prescription-prices/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Half of trains in Mexico found carrying migrants – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/26/half-of-trains-in-mexico-found-carrying-migrants/
— Conservatives losing ground in cities across globe – Ethan Epstein 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/8/conservatives-losing-ground-in-cities-across-globe/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Furious’: Elizabeth Warren’s brother rips senator for calling their father a janitor – Spencer Neale
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/furious-elizabeth-warrens-brother-rips-senator-for-calling-their-father-a-janitor

GOPUSA
— Pollsters adjust 2020 methodologies after 2016 failure
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81785

AMERICAN THINKER
— Deplorables Versus the Ruling Class: A Global Struggle – Chet Richards
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/deplorables_versus_the_ruling_class_a_global_struggle.html
— Elizabeth Warren, makin’ it up again, this time about bein’ too poor to go to college – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/elizabeth_warren_makin_it_up_again_this_time_about_bein_too_poor_to_go_to_college.html

BREITBART
— Pete Buttigieg Calls Jesus Christ an Impoverished ‘Refugee’ in Christmas Message – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/26/pete-buttigieg-calls-jesus-christ-an-impoverished-refugee-in-christmas-message/

NEWSMAX
— It’s Prosperity, Stupid: 10 Ways Trump Bolsters Economy – George Mentz 
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/georgementz/trump-economy-talking-points/2019/12/26/id/947384/
— CNN: Plan to Commute Blagojevich Sentence in Doubt – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/bosnia-explosion/2019/12/26/id/928509/
— 15 GOP Govs Request Refugee Resettlement in Their States – Theodore Bunker 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/governors-gop-refugee-resettlement/2019/12/26/id/947426/
— Senate Ditches Pot-Related Items in Spending Bill – Solange Reyner
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/senate-legalize-it-banking-cannibas/2019/12/25/id/947298/

TOWNHALL
— Was 2019 the Year of Peak Entitlement Mentality? – Veronique de Rugy
https://townhall.com/columnists/veroniquederugy/2019/12/26/was-2019-the-year-of-peak-entitlement-mentality-n2558508

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Candidates React to Obama’s ‘Old Men’ Comment Democratic candidates responded to former President Obama’s recent comment about it usually being “old men” who are responsible for the world’s problems. 
https://www.wsj.com/video/candidates-react-to-obamas-old-men-comment/0F7BA6D3-3421-4BE5-A262-E25105233154.html
— Equal Opportunity Discrimination Oracle is fighting back against a dubious Obama-era complaint. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/equal-opportunity-discrimination-11577404381

BOND BUYER
— Oak Lawn cut to junk over pension woes – Yvette Shields
https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/chicago-suburb-cut-to-junk-over-pension-woes

December 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump lashes out as impeachment trial stuck in limbo – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-lashes-out-as-impeachment-trial-stuck-in-limbo/5786487/
— Lightfoot signs new consent letter, allowing refugees in Chicago after Trump executive order
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-signs-new-consent-letter-allowing-refugees-in-chicago/5785872/

CBS2
— Mayor Lightfoot Issues Letter To U.S. State Department Authorizing Refugee Resettlement In Chicago
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/24/mayor-lightfoot-issues-letter-to-u-s-state-department-authorizing-refugee-resettlement-in-chicago/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Impeachment vote will determine Underwood’s future – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-underwood-impeachment-vote-st-1226-20191225-4t2tid4enzc5vdom5tychbdqva-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot to State Department: Refugees still welcome in Chicago “… our doors continue to remain open to refugees from around the world that are seeking a new home for themselves and a new future in our great country,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. – Sam Charles (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, doors in Chicago are closed to individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/24/21036959/lightfoot-refugees-chicago-state-department-trump-administration-letter-pritzker
— State regulators out to revoke video gambling kingpin Rick Heidner’s license The Illinois Gaming Board claims Heidner made an “illegal inducement” to keep his slot machines in a chain of gambling parlors. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/25/21032272/rick-heidner-gambling-license-illinois-gaming-board

DAILY HERALD
— Notable deaths: Remembering many who made a difference
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191225/notable-deaths-remembering-many-who-made-a-difference
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Barbara Murphy, who led the DuPage GOP when there was no stronger Republican bastion in the country. . .Barbara Murphy, 81 The longtime DuPage County Republican chairwoman never considered herself a trailblazer, but her contemporaries did. Known for her sharp and analytical mind, she climbed to the top of the then-male dominated leadership of the DuPage GOP at a time when the county was one of the most reliably Republican places in the nation. She felt the pinnacle of her career came in 1996 when she was elected as a delegate backing presidential candidate Bob Dole.)

JOURNAL STANDARD
— Moral standards take a back seat to practical politics – Scott Reeder (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want me to use my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) to promote who/what they want me to promote and b) to harm who/what they want me to harm. My critics/opponents harm me because I refuse to do that. I am no one’s operative or dupe.) 
https://www.journalstandard.com/opinion/20191225/moral-standards-take-back-seat-to-practical-politics

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— An Illinois Night Before Christmas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/an-illinois-night-before-christmas/ 
— Christmas According to Kids
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/christmas-according-to-kids/
— Allen Skillicorn Challenges Jesse White’s Interpretation of Satanic Statue as Being a “Holiday Symbol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/allen-skillicorn-challenges-jesse-whites-interpretation-of-satanic-statue-as-being-a-holiday-symbol/
— Erik Sivertsen Gets Lump of Coal for Christmas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/25/erik-sivertsen-gets-lump-of-coal-for-christmas/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Why states must address pension reform now, before it’s too late Under-funded state pension obligations threaten fiscal solvency, depriving others of needed resources – Keith Greinet and Seth Grove
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/25/why-states-must-address-pension-reform-now-before-/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Public employee pension payments in states like California, New York and Illinois run so large and so generous they continually threaten a massive reordering of spending priorities not to mention default. No one wants to see any state go hat in hand to the feds for pension bailout, especially since it will be impossible to say “No” after the first one is granted. So now, when the money is coming in, is the time for a fix. . . As the Government Accountability Office explained in testimony to the Joint Economic Committee, “The Pension Protection Act of 2006 provided that large private-sector pension plans will be considered at risk of defaulting on their liabilities if they have less than 80 percent funding ratios.”)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs use citizens of foreign countries to viciously demonize, to viciously denigrate, and to viciously condemn Republicans. 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/heartsick-warren-uses-christmas-message-to-bash-trumps-cruel-border-policy

FOX NEWS
— Trump campaign offers online class in how to debate ‘snowflake’ relatives – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-camp-offers-online-class-in-how-to-debate-snowflake-relatives

DAILY WIRE
— Jill Biden Feeds Foreign Nationals In Mexico Before Christmas, Faces Intense Backlash – Ryan Saavedra (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-jill-biden-feeds-foreign-nationals-in-mexico-before-christmas-faces-intense-backlash

WASHINGTON POST
— Impasse over Senate impeachment trial likely to last weeks as both sides dig in – John Wagner and Paul Kane 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impasse-over-senate-impeachment-trial-likely-to-last-weeks-as-both-sides-dig-in/2019/12/23/73a696e6-25a7-11ea-ad73-2fd294520e97_story.html

MERIDIAN STAR
— Many blessings to be thankful for this Christmas – Mike Giles (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They viciously demonize me, viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me for my not being thankful enough. They hint/imply/argue/shout that I should be extremely thankful that they have not completely destroyed me yet.) 
https://www.meridianstar.com/sports/outdoors/mike-giles-many-blessings-to-be-thankful-for-this-christmas/article_a467979d-11e6-5a6f-9e49-c9b30f77dec5.html

NASDAQ
— 12 Reasons to Be Thankful for Social Security – Selena Maranjian (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/12-reasons-to-be-thankful-for-social-security-2019-12-25

FED WEEK
— Trump Thanks Federal Employees, Cites Raise, Parental Leave (DIERSEN: I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. Many, if not most, of my past/present critics/opponents despise, if not hate, past, present, and future federal employees.) 
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/trump-thanks-federal-employees-cites-raise-parental-leave/
— OPM Proposes Broadening Reinstatement Eligibility (DIERSEN: In 1980, I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $93,592/year. I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. GAO audits IRS. In 1980, if I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female, the Democrats who ran GAO would have transferred me in as a GS-13 Step 1, currently $98,198/year. Instead, disgustingly, outrageously, the Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take a $19,568/year (21%) pay cut to transfer in, a downgrade to GS-9 Step 10, currently $74,024/year. If I had been a Democrat, minority, and/or female, the Democrats who ran GAO would have immediately assigned me to audits of IRS, but disgustingly, outrageously, and wastefully, the Democrats who ran GAO did not assign me to audits of IRS for 6 years and did not promote me to GS-13 for 6 years. And they might not have done that if I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting in 1980, passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and became a licensed CPA in 1981.)
https://www.fedweek.com/fedweek/opm-proposes-broadening-reinstatement-eligibility/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: OPM wants to broaden reinstatement eligibility of those who leave federal employment and then are seeking to return to the government by allowing them to come back at a higher grade than the one they left. Proposed rules would give agencies “greater flexibility in recruiting back to government service former federal employees who have developed enhanced or higher-level skill-sets than they had when they left government. Individuals seeking to rejoin the federal workforce may do so more easily and at grade levels commensurate with the skills and experience they actually possess (and be compensated at such grade levels),” says a December 26 Federal Register notice.)

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Denies Claim It Rejected Job Applicant Over Marijuana Offense – Kyle Jaeger (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, individuals, organizations, companies, governments, etc. THAT PROMOTE POT SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO HIRE, TO RETAIN, AND TO PROMOTE STONERS.)
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/elizabeth-warrens-campaign-denies-claim-it-rejected-job-applicant-over-marijuana-offense/

December 21 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— City of Chicago prepares for legalized marijuana by inspecting new dispensaries – MEGHAN DWYER
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/20/city-of-chicago-prepares-for-legalized-marijuana-by-inspecting-new-dispensaries/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Will a centrist or lefty be the next president of the Illinois Senate? Whether the Democratic caucus’ two wings can learn to fly together is a whole other story. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/20/21032203/illinois-senate-president-elgie-sims-kimberly-lightford-john-cullerton-don-harmon-rich-miller
— Travelers caught with weed in Chicago airports won’t be busted, police say The TSA says it will refer any marijuana found on domestic flyers to Chicago police, who say they won’t confiscate it if the amount is within new legal limits. – David Struett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/20/21026876/marijuana-chicago-airport-law-tsa-customs-cannabis-weed-ohare-midway

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Antioch mayor breaks tie to allow sale of recreational marijuana – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191220/antioch-mayor-breaks-tie-to-allow-sale-of-recreational-marijuana

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: On Jan. 1, there will be weed, but not enough Expect tents, shuttles and staging areas. Lines will be long—for a long time. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/jan-1-there-will-be-weed-not-enough

MDJ ONLINE
— Evangelical magazine Christianity Today, which is based in Illinois (Carol Stream), says Trump should be removed from office
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/evangelical-magazine-christianity-today-which-is-based-in-illinois-says/article_7e23863e-59d6-5b14-87a8-548ef37b5740.html

CHICAGO READER
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: Communing with cannabis—underground  Even with legalization right around the corner, these women of color in Chicago feel safest creating spaces for weed-infused activities on their own terms. – F. Amanda Tugade
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cannabis-underground-community-baking-painting-yoga/Content?oid=76452408

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Emboldened by restorative justice, shoplifters in Chicago carry winter clothes from Marshall’s in plain sight of store employees – W.J. Kennedy (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who will criminals “emboldened by restorative justice” take things from? ANSWER: From those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/522025500-emboldened-by-restorative-justice-shoplifters-in-chicago-carry-winter-clothes-from-marshall-s-in-plain-sight-of-store-employees

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— New taxes enough to drive Illinois motorists over the edge, IPI reports – Glenn Minnis (DIERSEN: I own six cars and a SUV, but I dive them very little because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out.) 
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/522117767-new-taxes-enough-to-drive-illinois-motorists-over-the-edge-ipi-reports

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Sue Rezin Questions House Democrats Priority of Passage of USMCA
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/20/il-14-sue-rezin-questions-house-democrats-priority-of-passage-of-usmca/
— A Big Crystal Lake Billboard Supporting Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/message-of-the-day-a-billboard-16/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Lower Insulin Costs Now Act Signed Into Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/il-14-lauren-underwoods-lower-insulin-costs-now-act-signed-into-law/ 
— Ives Goes after Casten on Budget Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/21/ives-goes-after-casten-on-budget-vote/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER SIGNS PENSION SWEETENER BILL WITHOUT KNOWING THE COST – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-signs-pension-sweetener-bill-without-knowing-the-cost/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— There isn’t ‘plenty of blame to go around’ in this disastrous impeachment. It’s all Democrats’ fault
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/there-isnt-plenty-of-blame-to-go-around-in-this-disastrous-impeachment-its-all-democrats-fault
— 25 Jewish Democrats send letter to Trump demanding Stephen Miller removal – Mike Brest (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/25-jewish-democrats-send-letter-to-trump-demanding-stephen-miller-removal

BREITBART
— Christianity Today Backed Amnesty for Illegal Aliens in 2015 – MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/20/christianity-today-backed-amnesty-for-illegal-aliens-in-2015/
— Donald Trump Rips ‘Far-Left’ Christianity Today Magazine for Endorsing Impeachment – Charlie Spiering
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/20/donald-trump-rips-far-left-christianity-today-magazine-for-endorsing-impeachment/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We’re in a Battle to Save America As Founded
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/20/were-in-a-battle-to-save-america-as-founded/

TOWNHALL
— Pelosi Compared Trump Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge. She Wasn’t the Only One. – Cortney O’Brien (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump supporters are Nazis. Ever-increasingly, to hint/imply/argue/shout that a person is a Trump supporter today is like hinting/implying/arguing/shouting that a person is a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.) 
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/12/20/some-of-the-more-intriguing-analogies-democrats-made-at-the-impeachment-debate-n2558278

NEWSMAX
— 25 Jewish Members Of Congress Call For Stephen Miller’s Ouster – Cathy Burke (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/JewishCongressMembersStephenMiller/2019/12/20/id/946891/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Abortion is the greatest genocide in human history, and Democrats are its greatest champion – Seth Gruber
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/abortion-is-the-greatest-genocide-in-human-history-and-democrats-are-its-biggest-champion

LIFE NEWS
— Chicago Bears Co-Owner Will Speak at March for Life to Condemn Killing 61 Million Babies in Abortion – MICAIAH BILGER 
https://www.lifenews.com/2019/12/20/chicago-bears-co-owner-will-speak-at-march-for-life-to-condemn-killing-61-million-babies-in-abortion/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “History will not be kind to Trump and Republicans on impeachment.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/475332-history-will-not-be-kind-to-trump-and-republicans-on-impeachment
— Twenty-five Jewish lawmakers ask Trump to fire Stephen Miller over ‘white nationalist’ comments – TAL AXELROD (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475584-25-jewish-lawmakers-ask-trump-to-fire-stephen-miller-over-white-nationalist

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Illinois GOP aims to end Holocaust denier’s run for Congress
https://mynorthwest.com/1650606/illinois-gop-aims-to-end-holocaust-deniers-run-for-congress/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Illinois GOP Aims to End Holocaust Denier’s Run for Congress – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/12/20/us/ap-us-congress-illinois-holocaust-denier.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial Christianity Today’s call for President Trump’s removal gave voice to his evangelical critics. But they remain a minority in a political movement that Mr. Trump has reshaped in his own mold. – Elizabeth Dias and Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/us/politics/christianity-today-trump-evangelicals.html
— Why I Voted Against the Trump Impeachment The investigation against President Clinton was thorough and nonpartisan. The Trump proceedings have been the opposite in every way. – Jim Sensenbrenner
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/opinion/trump-impeachment-sensenbrenner.html
— JPMorgan Pressed by Senate Democrats on Racial Discrimination Reports – Reuters (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast a) how Democrat politicians defend their constituents and with b) how Republican politicians defend their constituents. My critics/opponents can stress how, aside from Henry Hyde’s coming to my defense in 1989, Republicans who represented me in Congress while I was a federal employee 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 and while Diersen v. GAO was pending 1998-2005 (SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf ) did little or nothing to defend me from political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid discrimination while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997. Republicans who represented me in Congress treated me like they supported “up-or-out” and agreed with the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in 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 $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. One could wonder if Republicans who represented me in Congress might have come to my defense if I had contributed lots of money to their campaigns.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2019/12/20/us/20reuters-jpmorgan-senate.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of five U.S. senators sent a letter on Thursday to JPMorgan Chase & Co., asking it to explain what it was doing to address what they described as “a troubling list of discriminatory practices” related to race. The letter was signed by five prominent Democrats, including presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren and the top Democrat on the Senate banking panel, Sherrod Brown. The letter referred to a New York Times article last week that reported ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/11/business/jpmorgan-banking-racism.html ) cases of racial discrimination at some of the bank’s branches in the Phoenix, Arizona area.)
— As Modi Pushes Hindu Agenda, a Secular India Fights Back Protesters are speaking out against what they say is a government bent on attacking diversity, the foundation on which India was built. – Maria Abi-Habib and Sameer Yasir
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/20/world/asia/india-muslims-citizenship.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘OK Boomer’: A Defining Generation Becomes a Label for Irrelevance After decades of outsize influence, baby boomers are getting taunted by a younger cohort in a bit of sly intergenerational warfare – Ben Zimmer (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to get rid of those who are older than they are.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ok-boomer-a-defining-generation-becomes-a-label-for-irrelevance-11576904461

NEW YORK POST
— AOC is right to stand up to Democratic establishment on SALT – Editorial (DIERSEN: Constructively, those who support the SALT cap demonize, denigrate, and condemn those like me who pay more than $10,000 a year in SALT taxes as being undeservedly filthy rich. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://nypost.com/2019/12/20/aoc-is-right-to-stand-up-to-democratic-establishment-on-salt/

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that because George P. Bush condemns racism, sooner or later, he will call for the Republican Party to dump individuals, to dump organizations, to dump companies, to dump governments, and to dump countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/12/20/george-p-bush-has-led-republicans-in-condemning-racism-is-he-the-future-of-the-party-in-texas/

NEWSWEEK
— JEWISH HOUSE DEMOCRATS WANT STEPHEN MILLER OUSTED, SEND LETTER TO WHITE HOUSE: ‘HATEFUL IDEOLOGY IS NOT JUST UNACCEPTABLE’ – JEFFERY MARTIN (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Democrat Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b) that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/jewish-house-democrats-want-stephen-miller-ousted-send-letter-white-house-hateful-ideology-not-1478583

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— 1 in 3 federal workers less likely to report wrongdoing after GOP whistleblower attacks – Dan Desai Martin (DIERSEN: Potential federal employees and current federal employees can see how the federal government treats its employees like me who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran who oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination. SEE: https://gopillinois.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/DiersenGAOFifthAmendedComplaint.pdf ) 
https://americanindependent.com/federal-whistleblowers-gop-attacks-donald-trump-impeachment-ukraine/

JD SUPRA
— Have You Heard? Six Steps to Protect Your Company from Hostile Work Environment Claims Based on Workplace Rumors – Baker Donelson (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, to justify getting rid of me, my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates always stressed to each other that I opposed patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, that I was a Republican, that I avoided the draft, that I was conservative, that I was 100% German National Origin, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I lived in Crete 1948-1972 and in Wheaton since 1978, that I was born in 1948, that my ancestors had been in America since 1844, that my wife had a good job, that we did not have children, that we bought real estate, that I bought new cars and collector cars, that we saved for our retirement, that in 1988 I became an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged my Democrat GAO superiors with reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation, that IRS did not promote me beyond GS-12, that GAO did not promote me beyond GS-13, etc.) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/have-you-heard-six-steps-to-protect-88124/

December 18 Evening Edition

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Split screen: Trump holding rally as impeachment vote looms – DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
https://apnews.com/df59970ad25ae98e8d0139fd24adcec1

THE HILL
— Watch live: Trump holds rally in Michigan while House votes on impeachment
https://thehill.com/video/campaign/475202-watch-live-trump-hosts-rally-in-michigan

ABC7
— Trump impeachment debate: Republicans draw comparisons to Jesus, Pearl Harbor attack, Salem Witch trials – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-ties-impeachment-debate-to-jesus-pearl-harbor-salem-witch-trials/5766752/
— Chicago marijuana sales to start on time, City Council votes down ordinance – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ordinance-to-delay-recreational-marijuana-sales-fails-/5764998/

CBS2
— City Council Approves Ban On Aldermen Lobbying Other Elected Officials – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/18/chicago-city-council-aldermen-lobbying-ban/
— Chicago Hospitals Prepare For Problems Related To Legal Marijuana Use – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/17/chicago-hospitals-prepare-for-problems-related-to-legal-marijuana-use/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Revival of head shops may be sign of coming high times for Illinois – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-head-shops-st-1219-20191218-vs6cwgeodrhgjahupmj5lprqty-story.html
— Marijuana teen vaping up as other drug use, drinking and smoking decline, according to NIH survey – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-marijuana-vaping-up-nih-monitoring-the-future-survey-tt-20191218-c6rxsuxm3nb2tmtpkgipyq233u-story.html
— Oswego police prepare for jump in marijuana-related DUIs – LINDA GIRARDI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-marijuana-st-1219-20191218-4hsewpwqrbh3xc57oy6ctp5meu-story.html
— Illinois is getting more than 250 new laws and taxes on Jan. 1. Here’s what you need to know. – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-liststory-illinois-new-laws-2020-20191218-k3sjxat7mvgonbbbvyr7anlbja-list.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-municipal-pension-consolidation-20191218-v7feag3lsfez5irczyq7ba4cha-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board moves to yank video gambling license after accusing owner of offering a $5 million ‘illegal inducement’ to betting parlor chain – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-video-gambling-license-revocation-20191218-hksxbsjwnnhnvlyjidassomj5m-story.html
— Shareholder lawsuit is filed against ComEd parent Exelon, alleging it misled investors concerning federal probe
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-exelon-shareholder-lawsuit-20191218-i6cxtbmjv5hajdydmkzzrmrlhq-story.html
— Legal recreational weed sales will begin Jan. 1 as planned in Chicago, despite a wild, angry debate in City Council – JOHN BYRNE, LOLLY BOWEAN, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-delay-vote-city-council-20191218-rjelqg6gc5fojgkpau3q32tio4-story.html
— DuPage Forest Preserve board OKs five years of priority projects that don’t include Greene Farm Barn
By SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-forest-preserve-greene-barn-st-1220-20191219-43dsann6sfc3bkurnfog4uyrx4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cigar shops, hookah lounges and other smoke shops could allow pot use under city proposal Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance laying out rules for consuming pot in public Wednesday. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/18/21028867/recreational-marijuana-cigar-hookah-smoke-shops-public-pot-consumption
— Lightfoot moves to strengthen Welcoming City ordinance — but leaves ‘carve-outs’ in place for now Immigrant activists have demanded removal of exceptions that govern how Chicago Police cooperate with ICE. Lightfoot campaigned on the promise to do just that. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21028945/lightfoot-moves-to-strengthen-welcoming-city-ordinance-but-leaves-carve-outs-in-place-for-now
— Effort to delay recreational pot sales fails after gov promises to give 2 new licenses to owners of color Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a “multitude of unintended consequences” if pot sales were delayed in the city until July 1. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/18/21028078/recreational-marijuana-sales-chicago-city-council-vote-delay

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Legal weed survives push to delay sales After a dramatic showdown on the City Council floor today—one of the biggest tests of Mayor Lightfoot’s administration so far— aldermen thwarted a call from black council members to halt recreational marijuana sales for six months. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/legal-weed-survives-push-delay-sales

QUAD CITIES TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/holiday-gift-guide-in-the-weeds-looking-for-gifts-for/article_9a7d058e-be76-5d79-bd5c-f839fb6b50da.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds at rally call for Trump’s impeachment – Kierra Frazier
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/18/hundreds-at-rally-call-for-trumps-impeachment/aozw1b8/

WJBC
— Illinois’ transparency on economic subsidies gets a middling grade
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/18/report-illinois-transparency-on-economic-subsidies-gets-a-middling-grade/

FRANKFORT PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Rally In Support Of President Trump Planned In Frankfort The rally will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the intersection of La Grange Road and Route 30 in Frankfort. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/rally-support-trump-planned-frankfort

EVANSTON PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds Take Part In Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally In Evanston The House will vote on Wednesday whether to make Donald Trump the third president in U.S. history to be removed from office.​​ – Nikki Gaskins
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/hundreds-take-part-anti-trump-impeachment-rally-evanston

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 9:30 AM Thursday, December 19, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Adult-Use Cannabis
https://vimeo.com/380119918
— Cannabis Laws
https://www.wheaton.il.us/cannabislaws

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY DEMOCRAT PARTY CHAIRMAN ADDED TO LIST OF THOSE UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cook-co-democrat-party-chairman-added-to-list-of-those-under-federal-investigation.html
— CBS BOOSTS SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cbs-boosts-southern-poverty-law-center.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois high school officials probe racist insults at game – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-insult/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that student fans at a high school girls basketball game west of Chicago subjected members of a visiting team to racist and body-shaming chants and slurs. Officials from Bishop McNamara Catholic School in Kankakee say the ugly behavior was on display Saturday during their varsity team’s game against St. Edward Catholic School in Elgin, WLS-TV reported. Bishop McNamara fans and parents say students in the St. Edward fan section were yelling racist comments throughout the game, including making animal noises at a black Bishop McNamara player and another member of the team.)
— Utah rally supporting Trump impeachment draws hundreds – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/pro-impeachment-rally-draws-hundreds/
— Trump favorability up 6 percentage points since impeachment began, Gallup poll shows Support for impeachment down 6 percentage points since October – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-favorability-up-6-percentage-points-since-im/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Payback’: Republicans vow to impeach next Democratic president – Kerry Picket 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-vow-to-impeach-next-democratic-president

GOPUSA
— Judge permits Georgia to remove 120K ‘inactive’ voters from registration rolls
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81410

BREITBART
— Pew: Race Divides Democrat Party on Faith and Marriage – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/pew-race-divides-democrat-party-faith-marriage/
— Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge Against Nazi Germany – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/nancy-pelosi-compares-impeachment-to-battle-of-the-bulge-against-nazi-germany-wwii/

BLAZE
— Top House Democrat compares Trump impeachment to fights against slavery, Jim Crow – Nate Madden
https://www.theblaze.com/news/top-house-democrat-compares-trump-impeachment-to-fights-against-slavery-jim-crow

CNS NEWS
— Trump Administration Expands the List of Criminal Offenses That Would Bar Asylum – Susan Jones 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/trump-administration-expands-list-criminal-offenses-would-bar-asylum

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Betray America With Impeachment Vote – RONNA MCDANIEL, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/mcdaniel-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Administration Wants To Restrict More Criminal Aliens From Qualifying For Asylum – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-illegal-aliens-asylum-criminals/

DAILY WIRE
— Epic Fail: Latest Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Rising, Support For Impeachment Low – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/epic-fail-latest-poll-shows-trumps-approval-rising-support-for-impeachment-low

COLLEGE FIX
— Justice Department is still investigating Harvard for anti-Asian admissions practices – GREG PIPER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because of the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, it is OK to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.thecollegefix.com/justice-department-is-still-investigating-harvard-for-anti-asian-admissions-practices/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters want all the citizens of all the countries in the world to seek asylum in America.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/blocked-border-young-families-pregnant-mothers-struggle-asylum/story?id=67777661

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi emerges as Trump’s most powerful political adversary with impeachment – Paul Kane
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-impeachment-pelosi-emerges-as-trumps-most-powerful-political-adversary/2019/12/18/3f47cd96-21b2-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

USA TODAY
— ‘Four more years!’: Michigan crowd rallies for Trump ahead of House impeachment vote – Kathleen Gray and Elena Durnbaugh
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/18/donald-trump-battle-creek-kellogg-impeachment-rally/2693773001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Reject Trump’s cynical anti-Palestinian ploy on campus speech.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-reject-trumps-cynical-ploy-on-campus-speech-20191218-yqbljj3wpbfofeo574wasjysum-story.html

NEW YORKER
— India’s Citizenship Emergency – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/indias-citizenship-emergency
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, India adopted new legislation called the Citizenship Amendment Act, which gives undocumented immigrants of several faiths a path to citizenship but excludes Muslims, who make up about fifteen per cent of the country’s population. The law is part of a pattern of persecution of Muslims carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, who seek to transform India from an avowedly secular, pluralistic country into a Hindu one. This past August, Modi revoked the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir, and flooded it with troops, in an ongoing siege. In Assam, another state with a large Muslim population, the government implemented the National Register of Citizens, which forced people to prove or lose their citizenship status. Immigrants whose citizenship was stripped by the state are already being sent to detention camps; last month, the government declared that the citizenship registry would soon cover the entire country. The cumulative effect of these moves has been to throw India’s democratic character and future into a precarious state not seen since the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency and imprisoned her political opponents. In response to the Citizenship Amendment Act, demonstrations have broken out across India.)

DAILY BEAST
— The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that students yelled racist comments and chanted animal noises at a black player during a high school girls basketball game. – Emma Tucker
https://www.thedailybeast.com/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-slurs-by-students-at-game

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Thousands attend impeachment rally in Chicago
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Thousands-attend-impeachment-rally-in-Chicago/67655.html

December 15 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hallmark pulls Zola commercial of same-sex couple after pressure from conservative group One Million Moms – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hallmark-pulls-zola-commercial-of-same-sex-couple-after-pressure-from-conservative-group

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191214/ascend-illinois-cultivation-center-gears-up-for-recreational-pot-sales

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Tribune Tees Up Arguments Against Democrats’ Progressive Income Tax Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/15/chicago-tribune-tees-up-arguments-against-democrats-progressive-tax-referendum/ 
— What Editors Want for Christmas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/ehat-editors-want-for-christmas/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— BOOK REVIEW: ‘Provoking the Press’  Pointing out the biases and limitations of establishment journalism – Lauren Weiner
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/14/book-review-provoking-the-press/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Nasty SALT cap supporters demonize, denigrate, and condemn taxpayers as being “rich” and “wealthy” who have to pay more federal income tax because of the SALT cap. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-try-to-restore-a-tax-cut-for-the-rich
— Saturday Night Live parodies A Marriage Story with Kellyanne and George Conway – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/watch-saturday-night-live-parodies-a-marriage-story-with-kellyanne-and-george-conway

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Reporters Enraged Over Media Portrayal in ‘Richard Jewell’ – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/issues/reporters-enraged-over-media-portrayal-in-richard-jewell/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Impeachment Vote Underscores a Harshly Partisan Era
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-impeachment/2019/12/14/id/945940/

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Washington Post Impeaches Its Credibility – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/14/washington-post-impeaches-its-credibility

TOWNHALL
— Democrats, Impeachment, and the Cheapening of Everything – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/12/15/democrats-impeachment-and-the-cheapening-of-everything-n2558010

AMERICAN THINKER
— It’s not just ‘orange man bad.’ For Dems, ‘white man bad,’ too – Peter M. Friedman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who a) glorify and praise White-haters and pander to White-haters? What do you say to men who a) glorify and praise men-haters and pander to men-haters?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/its_not_just_orange_man_bad_for_dems_white_man_bad_too.html
— Press gulps as Team Trump unleashes a full-sail 2020 re-election plan – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/press_gulps_as_team_trump_unveils_a_full_sails_ahead_2020_reelection_plan.html
— A blow against voter fraud in Wisconsin – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_blow_against_voter_fraud_in_wisconsin.html
— What is going on at Drudge Report? – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_is_going_on_at_drudge_report.html
— Republicans’ advantage: People like cities that work – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/republicans_advantage_people_like_cities_that_work.html
— America’s real disease is toxic ignorance – Leann Horrocks (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to listen to/read ONLY what they say/write.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/americas_real_disease_is_toxic_ignorance.html

BLAZE
— Videos show Trump welcomed with thunderous applause at Army-Navy game 70,000 fans broke into cheers of ‘Four More Years!’ – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump_army_navy_four_more_years

DAILY WIRE
— Media Smears Army, Navy Cadets, Accuses Them Of Flashing White Power Symbols – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/media-smears-army-navy-cadets-accuses-them-of-flashing-white-power-symbols

FEDERALIST
— Faked-Up Fox News Sexual Harassment ‘Bombshell’ Film Fizzles Like A Dud Huge dollops of deceit undercut both the credibility and even the message of ‘Bombshell’ by allowing it to be dismissed as politically expedient fiction. – James Dawson
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/13/faked-up-fox-news-sexual-harassment-bombshell-film-fizzles-like-a-dud/

PJ MEDIA
— Pro-Palestinian Thuggery on Campus Gets a Rebuke from Trump – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/pro-palestinian-thuggery-on-campus-gets-a-rebuke-from-trump/
— Moves Like Jagger? Bloomberg Crowd Boogies in Cringe Dance…Or Does It? – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/moves-like-jagger-bloomberg-crowd-boogies-in-cringe-dance-or-does-it/

POLITICO
— Conservative groups target their impeachment ‘Dirty 30’ Advocacy organizations are running ads against the House Democrats who represent districts that Donald Trump won in 2016. – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/15/conservative-groups-wage-war-on-impeachment-083396

CNN
— The real reason Democrats should study the UK election – Stephen Collinson
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/politics/us-britain-politics-boris-johnson-donald-trump-labour-party-democrats-election-2020/

NBC NEWS
— ‘SNL’ looks at the holiday dinner table during impeachment Greta Thunberg, played by Kate McKinnon, tells Trump to “grow up.” – Dennis Romero
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/snl-looks-holiday-dinner-table-during-impeachment-n1102371

CNBC
— 6 key steps to retiring next year – Jessica Dickler (DIERSEN: My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 GAO salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/6-key-steps-to-retiring-next-year.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retirement readiness nationwide is shaky overall. Only 23% of men and just 12% of women are “very confident” in their ability to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle, according to recent research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. . .Consider how your expenses will change in retirement. “The dollar amount is dependent on how long someone expects to be retired but also the lifestyle they plan to lead,” added Lauren Anastasio, a certified financial planner at SoFi in Claymont, Delaware. “The first question people should ask themselves is ‘what do I expect retirement to look like?’” she said. “Some folks want to be close to their family, others want to travel the world.”)

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Impeach.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/trump-democracy.html
— What Would Jesus Do About Inequality? – Molly Worthen (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat who hates individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/christianity-inequality.html
— The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead Prospects for most Americans’ retirement security haven’t improved. For affluent households, however, the odds of a successful retirement have gotten much better. – Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Because interest rates are far less than inflation, your retirement savings in interest bearing accounts are losing purchasing power.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/14/business/retirement-social-security-recession.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— West Point, Annapolis Officials Investigating Possible ‘White Power’ Hand Sign Army and Navy officials try to determine meaning of hand signs that service academy personnel appeared to use on national TV during Army-Navy football game – Ben Kesling
https://www.wsj.com/articles/west-point-annapolis-officials-investigating-possible-white-power-hand-sign-11576373230

HILL REPORTER
— 2020’s New Voters Will Be Less White Than Ever Before — Which Could Be A Huge Problem For Trump – CHRIS WALKER (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: 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://hillreporter.com/2020s-new-voters-will-be-less-white-than-ever-before-which-could-be-a-huge-problem-for-trump-53559

DAILY PROGRESS
— GOP is left behind by changing demographics – Bob Gibson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-gop-is-left-behind-by-changing-demographics/article_a7ebb538-7975-5dcc-95b4-96565173f861.html

MEDIA BIAS/FACT CHECK
— GOPUSA: “GOPUSA is a private company whose mission is to spread the conservative message throughout America.” Dr. Robert Eberle is President and CEO of GOPUSA. In review, GOPUSA utilizes headlines that contain moderately loaded words and almost all stories are pro-right and anti-left. While they tend to source their information to mostly credible media, they also have produced a false claim via a fact checker. Overall, we rate GOPUSA as right biased based on story selection and mixed for factual reporting based a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 8/16/2017)
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/gopusa/

WIKIPEDIA
— List of fake news websites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fake_news_websites

December 14 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–trump-impeachment-20191214-story.html
— Wisconsin judge orders 234,000 voter registrations tossed because they did not respond to mailer within 30 days – AP (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls in your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-wisconsin-voter-registration-20191214-dohm6efv2jamnjgaz6kinngyyq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— What happens in Illinois politics when ultra-rich, anti-tax activists sit on the sidelines Neither the House nor Senate Republican caucuses are experiencing major backlash over the fact that large numbers of their members voted to raise taxes. – Tom McNamee 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/13/21021201/illinois-politics-tax-hikes-springfield-bruce-rauner-ken-griffin-richard-uihlein-rich-miller
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For the past few election cycles, pressure from powerful and/or well-funded groups and individuals would’ve scared any Republican incumbent away from such votes. But former Gov. Bruce Rauner and his vindictive checking account have faded into the sunset. The multi-million-dollar money pipeline from wealthy Republican activist Richard Uihlein to Dan Proft’s Liberty Principles PAC has been shut off. And, except for the $2 million he gave Bill Daley to run for mayor of Chicago earlier this year, Illinois’ richest resident Ken Griffin has been mostly quiet. Those three men contributed over $200 million to campaigns since late 2013. That’s a whole lot of cash to put the fear into anyone who crosses them. And it’s why almost all of the Republicans who voted for the 2017 tax hike and the override of Rauner’s veto decided not to run again, lest they be primaried to death. But those rich folks are mainly on the sidelines today.)

DAILY HERALD
— McHenry County voter registration drive nets high school students (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at students, and at everyone else, a) that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK member, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all and b) that students, and everyone else, should vote for Democrats to punish Trump.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191213/mchenry-county-voter-registration-drive-nets-high-school-students
— Harvest church parking lot now off limits for Rolling Meadows pot shop – Christopher Placek (DIERSEN: If the sale of pot is going to be legal in your municipality, township/ward, and/or county, what are Republican elected officials doing to discourage the sale of pot?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191213/harvest-church-parking-lot-now-off-limits-for-rolling-meadows-pot-shop

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Tussle over who can sell marijuana here goes down to the wire The Black Caucus wants to delay the launch date of selling pot, pointing out that existing dispensaries are getting a head start at the expense of minorities who have been historically locked out and criminalized in the business. – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: Historically, what percent of pot has been a) sold by minorities and b) smoked my minorities?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/tussle-over-who-can-sell-marijuana-here-goes-down-wire

HERALD NEWS
— Bolingbrook’s S&P credit rating jumps to ‘all-time high’ – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/12/13/bolingbrooks-sp-credit-rating-jumps-to-all-time-high/as46nlu/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In a message to Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, former state Sen. Kirk Dillard said, “Not an easy designation to get in a state like Illinois with its well documented fiscal woes.”)

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Local Democrats mingle with constituents as they hope for strong showing (DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, a mere 16 and 1/2 years ago, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I arranged in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200 attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/13/local-democrats-mingle-with-constituents-as-they-hope-for-strong-showing-in-2020/ae117nj

JOURNAL COURIER
— Cannabis concerns, benefits discussed at forum – Marco Cartolano
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Cannabis-concerns-benefits-discussed-at-forum-14906426.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Are lobbyists such bad guys? – Jim Nowlan (DIERSEN: By definition, lobbyists are paid for what they do. I have never been a lobbyist because I have never been paid to lobby. To call me a lobbyist is to charge me with failing to register as being a lobbyist. SEE: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/lobbyist/lobintro.html ) 
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-are-lobbyists-such-bad-guys/article_932c1148-1df1-11ea-a61a-8b03af59eb24.html/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The term derives from those who hung around the lobbies outside the chambers of Congress back in the day of Abraham Lincoln, seeking to nab a lawmaker to persuade him to vote for or against the interests represented by the lobbyist. A lobbyist is an advocate, just as a lawyer is for his client. In the early 1990s, I was head of a statewide business group; half my job was to lobby. I was absolutely terrible at the job, which I left after just three years. An analyst by nature, I was always trying to see the merits and weaknesses of all sides of an argument. Wrong-o, when it comes to lobbying, where passionate advocacy of a client’s interests is the only position to take. Complex legislative bodies couldn’t function without lobbyists. In Illinois, 6,000 or so bills are introduced every biennial session. Lobbyists (I’d guess a third of whom are women today) distill often complex bills into understandable chunks of information. They also convey, importantly, just how intensely their clients’ memberships feel about an issue, helpful to a lawmaker seeking re-election.)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump calls impeachment vote ‘an embarrassment’ to nation – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/amid-impeachment-vote-giuliani-visits-white-house/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Millions Of Students Are Vaping – RICHARD HARRIS 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/millions-students-are-vaping#stream/0

CHICAGO REPORTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want Blacks to be pot pushers. Historically, what percent of pot has been a) sold by Blacks and b) smoked my Blacks?
https://www.chicagoreporter.com/freeway-rick-ross-advice-to-black-chicagoans-heading-into-the-legal-marijuana-business-dont-sell-out/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Congressional candidate Kinzler speaks out for pension reform – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/520637834-congressional-candidate-kinzler-speaks-out-for-pension-reform

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Illinois Lawmakers Gift Us More Drugs and Gambling
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/12/spotlight-illinois-lawmakers-gift-us-more-drugs-and-gambling/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Majority Does Not Determine Morality – Dr. Michael L. Brown 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/the-majority-does-not-determine-morality/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Melania Trump spox says Greta Thunberg fair game: Barron ‘not an activist who travels the globe’ – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am “fair game” a) because I refuse to serve as their operative or as their dupe and/or b) because I promote the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/stephanie-grisham-says-greta-thunberg-fair-game-ba/
— Rapper Scarface in runoff for Houston City Council seat – AP (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or political office, who would work the hardest against you and what would they use against you? I should write a book about those who would work the hardest against me and what they would use against me if I ran for a government or political office.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/rapper-scarface-in-runoff-for-houston-city-council/
— Influx of asylum seekers overwhelms Portland, Maine – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/13/influx-of-asylum-seekers-overwhelms-portland-maine/

GOPUSA
— Michelle Obama on George W. Bush friendship: ‘Our values are the same’ (DIERSEN: From what I see, her values include getting rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81120

NEWSMAX
— Koch Group Touts House Passage of Farm Workers Bill – Jeffrey Rodack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/americans-for-prosperity-farm-workers-bill/2019/12/13/id/945826/

ONE AMERICA NEWS
— House Democrats Pass Farm Bill Aimed At Granting Amnesty To Illegal Aliens
https://www.oann.com/house-democrats-pass-farm-bill-aimed-at-granting-amnesty-to-illegal-aliens/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Four women have formed the “Conservative Squad” to challenge the ultra liberal and socialist policies of “The Squad.” – AP
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/12/14/four-women-have-formed-the-conservative-squad-to-challenge-the-ultra-liberal-and-socialist-policies-of-the-squad

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Biden: Boris Johnson Won Despite Being Trump’s ‘Physical and Emotional Clone’ because Labour Moved Too Far Left – Tobias Hoonhout
https://news.yahoo.com/biden-boris-johnson-won-despite-143636567.html
— Trump’s Effort to Fight Campus Anti-Semitism Is No War on Free Speech – JONATHAN S. TOBIN (DIERSEN: Democrats focus on turning Jews against Republicans. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government and their efforts to turn my many Jewish superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates against me. Of course, they stressed that a) I am 100% German national origin, b)  that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and c) that I lived in Crete 1948-1972.) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/trumps-effort-to-fight-campus-anti-semitism-is-no-war-on-free-speech/

THE HILL
— Trump scramble to rack up accomplishments gives conservatives heartburn – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/474550-trump-scramble-to-rack-up-accomplishments-gives-conservatives-heartburn?rnd=1576284549/
— Michelle Obama encourages Greta Thunberg after Trump attack: ‘Ignore the doubters’ – MORGAN GSTALTER
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/474413-michelle-obama-encourages-greta-thunberg-after-trump-attacks
— Trump is threatening to boycott the debates — here’s how to make sure he shows up – JOE CONCHA
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/474516-trump-is-threatening-to-boycott-the-debates-heres-how-to-make-sure-he

YAHOO NEWS
— Trump is considering boycotting the 2020 general election debates
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-considering-boycotting-2020-general-191030379.html

CBS BALTIMORE
— 12 States, Including Maryland (and Illinois), Hope To Block Trump’s Executive Order On Refugee Resettlement
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/12/13/refugee-resettlement-brief-maryland-trump-frosh/

NEW YORK TIMES
— JPMorgan Chase C.E.O. Jamie Dimon Says It Needs to Do More to Tackle Racism The comments came days after The New York Times published a report detailing allegations of racism at branches of JPMorgan in the Phoenix area. – Aimee Ortiz (DIERSEN: Will Dimon have JPMorgan do what the federal government does? The federal government gets rid of its employees who do not promote patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for complaining about the aforesaid.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/business/Jamie-Dimon-racism-chase.html
— Wisconsin Judge Says State Must Purge 200,000 Voter Registrations The decision, which was derided by Democrats, comes in a fight to win Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election. – Monica Davey and Mitch Smith (DIERSEN: How much deadwood is there in the voter rolls in your precinct, your municipality, your township/ward, your county, and Illinois?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/us/wisconsin-voter-rolls-purge.html
— G.O.P. Senators Flood the Exits in N.Y., and Party Woes Deepen In the last two weeks, four Republican state senators have said they will step down in 2020, giving Democrats hope of winning a supermajority. – Jesse McKinley
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/12/nyregion/senate-republicans-ny.html
— Labour’s Crushing Loss in Britain Adds to ‘Too Far Left?’ Debate in U.S. Centrist Democrats portrayed Boris Johnson’s victory as a warning sign for the American election. Progressives said there were few similarities between the two political races. – Katie Glueck and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/us/politics/britain-labour-elections-democrats.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why Boris Johnson’s huge win has big echoes for America – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2019/12/13/why-boris-johnsons-huge-win-has-big-echoes-for-america/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets – Rachael Levy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, everything posted on www.gopillinois.com is fake except for what they say is not fake.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-the-1-scrubs-its-image-online-11576233000

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Precinct closures harm voter turnout in Georgia, AJC analysis finds – Mark Niesse and Nick Thieme (DIERSEN: The closing of the of the polling place in the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 building at 130 West Park in Wheaton has harmed the voter turnout in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.) 
https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/precinct-closures-harm-voter-turnout-georgia-ajc-analysis-finds/11sVcLyQCHuQRC8qtZ6lYP/

TENNESSEAN
— Party affiliation should not interfere with our constitutional right to vote – Natalie Widmer (DIERSEN: In your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county, what percent of the voters cast Republican ballots in primary elections, but then vote for Democrats in general elections?) 
https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2019/12/14/tennesseans-voter-rights-shouldnt-limited/2640995001/

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— San Diego grappling with illegally placed election signs as March primary approaches – DAVID GARRICK
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/san-diego/story/2019-12-13/san-diego-grappling-with-illegally-placed-election-signs-as-march-primary-approaches

CENTRAL MAINE
— Trump campaign files signatures for Maine primary ballot in March The president’s re-election campaign turns in signatures Friday from registered Maine voters calling for the president’s name to appear on the state’s primary election ballot. – SCOTT THISTLE
https://www.centralmaine.com/2019/12/13/trump-campaign-files-signatures-for-maine-primary-ballot-in-march/

YAHOO FINANCE
— Reminding people of historical injustice can undermine support for equity policies, say Laurier researchers (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that you have disgustingly benefitted from their disgusting discrimination against minorities, women, and the poor. Democrats would be overjoyed if Republicans were required to wear badges that give the number of years that their ancestors have been in America. The more years, the more that those Republicans would be punished.)
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/reminding-people-historical-injustice-undermine-133000584.html

JD SUPRA
— 20 Steps To Avoid Employment Lawsuits (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government always treated me like they wanted me to sue them. They wanted me to charge them with political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. They knew that would help them hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females.)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/20-steps-to-avoid-employment-lawsuits-49509/

December 10 Morning Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Announces Peoria as Host City for 2020 State Convention June 11-13 (DIERSEN: I urge Illinois Republicans who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, gambling, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform and in the Republican Party platform to ask your representative on the IRP State Central Committee to appoint you to the Platform and Resolutions Committee.)
https://illinois.gop/ilgop-announces-peoria-as-host-city-for-2020-state-convention/

CBS2
— On Board Juice WRLD’s Plane: Pounds Of Pot, Prescription Meds; No One Claims Cargo – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/09/on-board-juice-wrlds-plane-pounds-of-pot-prescription-meds-no-one-claims-cargo/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will County Board member Rachel Ventura suggests using some marijuana sales tax money for reparations – ALICIA FABBRE (DIERSEN: Have you lived and/or worked in Will County? I lived and/or worked in Will County for 28 years 1948-1976. My ancestors have lived in Will County since 1854. My brother continues to live in Will County.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-marijuana-reparations-tl-1210-20191209-5w3cmqwu25byhk5x7yw7fu6qkm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO COLOR PICTURES: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191210/an-equal-share-of-legal-pot-entrepreneurs-look-to-communities-hurt-by-laws-in-the-past
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Palatine votes to allow marijuana businesses in town – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191209/palatine-votes-to-allow-marijuana-businesses-in-town
— Wavering confidence that new tollway leaders appreciate their special duty – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20191209/editorial-wavering-confidence-that-new-tollway-leaders-appreciate-their-special-duty
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DuPage board member Elizabeth Chaplin calls for restrictions on public comments after resident’s ‘Mexican’ comment – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated acts by isolated individuals to paint as being racists those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191209/dupage-board-member-calls-for-restrictions-on-public-comments-after-residents-mexican-comment

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois’ other financial sinkhole: Retiree health care Unfunded pension costs constantly make the news, but the state also faces a $41 billion bill for retiree health costs—and is doing the worst of any state in setting aside the needed money, S&P says. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/illinois-other-financial-sinkhole-retiree-health-care

WGN TV
— Questions remain weeks until marijuana legalization in Illinois – MIKE LOWE
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/09/questions-remain-weeks-until-marijuana-legalization-in-illinois/

WGN RADIO
— City Club of Chicago: Unfinished Business – Closing the Gender Equity Gap for Women and Girls in Chicago (DIERSEN: To promote gender equity, my Democrat superiors in the federal government used Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, performance appraisal subjectivity, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat females and young Democrat minorities and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://wgnradio.com/2019/12/09/city-club-of-chicago-unfinished-business-closing-the-gender-equity-gap-for-women-and-girls-in-chicago/

WBEZ
— Naperville Schools Try To Rebuild Trust After Incident Exposes Persistent Race Issues – Susie An (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use isolated acts by isolated individuals to paint as being racists those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/naperville-schools-try-to-rebuild-trust-after-incident-exposes-persistent-race-issues/a44e286c-4660-4215-9224-394f9c36e7b9

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Courthouse compliance with lactation room law is mixed – Doug Finke (DIERSEN: During the mid-1990s, GAO’s Chicago office gutted its smoking room and turned it into a lactation room.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191209/courthouse-compliance-with-lactation-room-law-is-mixed

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Charges you could face for smoking cannabis around kids – Nikki McGee
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/charges-you-could-face-for-smoking-cannabis-around-kids
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the legalization of marijuana, law enforcement is warning parents to stay on the side of caution when using it at home. As marijuana’s legalization rolls out, the law is defining where it can and cannot be used. While you can smoke and pose it behind closed doors, rules change if you have children in the house. “You cannot knowingly use in close proximity [around] anyone under 21 years of age,” Illinois “Weed Lawyer” W. Scott Hanken said. Any marijuana kept in your house must also be in a pre-packaged, childproof container and kept out of reach. “It’s not a good idea to expose them to a mind-altering substance and we know there can be secondhand smoke that could be inhaled by the cannabis,” Sangamon County Sheriff Campbell said. “So it’s vital that if the parents are going to partake in this, that they don’t expose their children to it.” Sheriff Campbell said his department already investigates cases where they are tipped off about a child smelling like cannabis and sometimes even meth-making chemicals. It’s something they can take action on. “We would look at the totality of the circumstances and determine whether or not the parent was endangering the life or safety of a child,” Sheriff Campbell said. “At that time, we would decide whether or not to either immediately arrest them or to file charges through the state’s attorney’s office.” Mandated reporters, like teachers, are required to report suspected child neglect or endangerment to law enforcement. You also need to be careful if you watch other children. “If you also happen to have a child daycare in that residence, obviously you cannot use it or consume it there,” Hankin said. Any marijuana kept in the house must also be in a prepackaged, childproof container. In other words, kept out of reach. Although you can smoke on private property… Legally it can’t be around your child. The sheriff is also concerned about edibles, which are often packaged as treats like candy or baked goods. He especially wants parents to keep these items secure, since they might look tempting to a child.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Chaos reigns: Dems charge ‘trifecta’ of impeachable offenses; GOP says ‘baloney’ – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/house-judiciary-committee-to-hold-second-trump-impeachment-hearing

WJBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/09/cannabis-jobs-boon-expected-as-illinois-medical-industry-prepares-for-recreational-sales/

ONE ILLINOIS
— Big cities drive economy, but also worsening wage inequality Illinois fares relatively well, but U.S. wage gap has widened since 1980 – Ted Cox
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/12/9/big-cities-drive-economy-but-also-worsening-wage-inequality

CENTER SQUARE
— Just under half of Illinois lawmakers unopposed in 2020 – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/just-under-half-of-illinois-lawmakers-unopposed-in/article_81592660-187c-11ea-9902-b3c80d58fb4e.html
— Illinois 4-year university tuitions jumped 61% over 15 years
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois–year-university-tuitions-jumped-over-years/article_c3b577fa-0b04-11ea-94f6-ab20fd93511e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Petition Objection Against Catalina Lauf Filed *UPDATED*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/10/il-14-petition-objection-against-catalina-lauf-filed/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The lie of Jesus as an open border advocate – Cheryl K. Chumley (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs paint Jesus as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/10/the-lie-of-jesus-as-an-open-border-advocate/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Democrat Climate Extremism a Boon to Conservatives – Ned Barnett
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/democrat_climate_extremism_a_boon_to_conservatives_.html

BREITBART
— This Election is Critical, But Left’s Plans are Disastrous and Absurd – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/09/exclusive-video-labour-lib-dems-disastrous-absurd-immigration-plans/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Nearly half of conservative students say professors rant against President Trump – Leonardo Blair
https://www.christianpost.com/news/nearly-half-of-conservative-students-say-professors-rant-against-president-trump.html

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Dems Can’t Compete with the Trump Economy
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/09/dems-cant-compete-with-the-trump-economy/

FEDERALIST
— 4 Reasons The Left’s Methods Are Far More Cult-Like Than Trump’s In their effort to label President Trump as a cult leader and smear all 63 million of his supporters as cultists, media elites have finally cracked open a real discussion about mass conformity. – Stella Morabito
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/09/4-reasons-the-lefts-methods-are-far-more-cult-like-than-trumps/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Democrats’ Cannibalistic Ideology – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/democrats-cannibalistic-ideology/

THE HILL
— Democrats announce articles of impeachment against Trump
https://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/473816-watch-live-articles-of-impeachment-announced-against-trump

NEW YORK TIMES
— Before Death, Juice WRLD Flew on Jet Loaded With Drugs, Police Say The up-and-coming artist, whose cause of death remains unknown, went into convulsions while officers in Chicago searched the private plane he arrived in. – Joe Coscarelli
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/arts/music/juice-wrld-guns-drugs.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and destroying the traditional family. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/opinion/two-parent-family.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Donald Trump Is Bad for the Jews.” I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who stressed to my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Jewish that I was 100% German national origin and that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/opinion/donald-trump-jews.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Schiff Threatens Press Freedom When the surveillance state exposes a journalist and his sources, there’s an instant chilling effect. – John Solomon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/schiff-threatens-press-freedom-11575937690

USA TODAY
— Billionaires like Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer drown out competition – Nell Abernathy (DIERSEN: Everyone in government, politics, and journalism should be required to disclose their income, their assets, their liabilities, and where their net worth came from.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/09/billionaires-michael-bloomberg-tom-steyer-drown-out-competition-editorials-debates/4380364002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For 40 years we have run our economy based on a flawed assumption: that the wealthy earned all their money from working harder than the rest of us, and that letting the wealthy keep all of their money will promote investment and job growth. However, prioritizing the interests of the 1% reduces competition and investment, increases economic insecurity and undermines democratic participation.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Expresses Anti-Semitic Sentiments Before a Jewish Audience Again.” (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who stressed to my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government who were Jewish that I was 100% German national origin and that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/trump-expresses-anti-semitic-sentiments-yet-again.html