May 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,562 COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths Pediatricians weigh in on vaccinating children
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1562-new-covid-19-cases-26-deaths/10613719/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/liz-cheney-is-vowing-behind-the-scenes-that-she-wont-stop-fighting-trump-over-election-big-lie/2507514/

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will Disney let you in only if you are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://wgnradio.com/news/disney-diversity-and-inclusion-program-brings-criticism-and-praise/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lake County Board approves recreational cannabis sales in unincorporated areas – JAMES T. NORMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-county-cannabis-vote-final-st-0512-20210511-74il7xrfbjh5rmnv3e252yendm-story.html
— FROM THE ARTICLE: “Critical Race Theory implies that all people who were born with white skin are racist,” she (Kathy Valente) wrote. “And all whites have power because of their skin color and have used that power to hold back people of color. This is patently false. Tax dollars should not be used to foster lies, division and hatred.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-critical-race-theory-lashawn-ford-page-20210511-qbb6ueqwsnh5dpfqr4uicfubpm-story.html
— Who cares that the Southland fared poorly in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best high schools? – TED SLOWIK
(DIERSEN: I graduated from Crete-Monee High School in 1966.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-high-school-rankings-st-0512-20210511-vrkt4ndgojfkpecyf2ezoivu6u-story.html
— Rahm Emanuel to soon get President Biden’s nod as Japan ambassador: reports | Pritzker’s budget for adults with disabilities falls short, critics say | Illinois House gets shot-and-a-beer legislation – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-biden-emanuel-japan-ambassador-legislature-beer-shot-spin-20210511-yozlvdmpija35mfz75apdooks4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/11/22420760/registry-act-1929-undocumented-immigrants

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What the Cheney vote in D.C. can tell us about Illinois’ guv race. Tomorrow’s GOP showdown may influence the future of a potential Pritzker foe. – GREG HINZ
(DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasingly, as the March 15, 2022 Republican primary approaches in Illinois, the Democrat news media in Illinois will a) glorify and praise candidates who seek/accept Kinzinger’s endorsement and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn candidates who seek/accept Trump’s endorsement.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/what-cheney-vote-dc-can-tell-us-about-illinois-guv-race
— Treasury lifeline won’t bail out Chicago, state from debt. The city and Illinois had considered using the money to pay back loans, but this week’s guidance muddles those plans. – Bloomberg
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/treasury-lifeline-wont-bail-out-chicago-state-debt

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Davis, LaHood silent on GOP punishment for Liz Cheney; they panned the option in the past – Dean Olsen
(DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasingly, as the March 15, 2022 Republican primary approaches in Illinois, the Democrat news media in Illinois will a) glorify and praise candidates who seek/accept Kinzinger’s endorsement and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn candidates who seek/accept Trump’s endorsement.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/05/11/liz-cheney-davis-lahood-silent-punishment-house/5038005001/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— You can’t go wrong with more data’: Illinois has the most detailed corporate diversity disclosures
(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.stltoday.com/business/local/you-can-t-go-wrong-with-more-data-illinois-has-the-most-detailed-corporate-diversity/article_cbb5f536-e4ba-5689-b4d3-05084215e184.html

WGLT
— Barnett: GOP Turns County Redistricting Into A ‘Charade’- Eric Stock
https://www.wglt.org/local-news/2021-05-10/barnett-gop-turns-county-redistricting-into-a-charade

CHICAGO PATCH
— FBI Chicago Holds Diversity Agent Recruitment For Special Agents. The FBI is hiring 1,000 special agents with ethnic diversity a priority at an online recruitment event in Chicago June 2. – Lorraine Swanson
(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://patch.com/illinois/chicago/fbi-chicago-holds-diversity-agent-recruitment-special-agents

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The War on Children – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/the-war-on-children/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,562 new confirmed and probable cases; 26 additional deaths; 1,930 hospitalized; 489 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 83,887 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/11/1562-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-26-additional-deaths-1930-hospitalized-489-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-83887-average-daily-doses/
— Local Republicans split over redistricting in McLean County
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/11/local-republicans-split-over-redistricting-in-mclean-county/
— Rodney Davis could signal statewide intent with Cheney vote
(DIERSEN: Of course, ever-increasingly, as the March 15, 2022 Republican primary approaches in Illinois, the Democrat news media in Illinois will a) glorify and praise candidates who seek/accept Kinzinger’s endorsement and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn candidates who seek/accept Trump’s endorsement.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/11/rodney-davis-could-signal-statewide-intent-with-cheney-vote/

BREITBART
— Orthodox Jews Are Overwhelmingly Republican and Growing in Number – MADELEINE HUBBARD
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2021/05/11/poll-orthodox-jews-overwhelmingly-republican-growing-number/

NEWS BUSTERS
— 50% of U.S. Adults Say Trump Should NOT Be Permanently Banned Online: Pew – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: In 1989, the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office permanently banned me from being assigned to audits of IRS to punish me for my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination and age discrimination. I had been assigned to audits of IRS since 1986. 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 $85,935-$97,395/year.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/kayla-sargent/2021/05/11/50-us-adults-say-trump-should-not-be-permanently-banned

DAILY WIRE
— Pelosi Producing Oppo Research For Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger To Attack Republican Leaders – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/pelosi-producing-oppo-research-for-liz-cheney-adam-kinzinger-to-attack-republican-leaders-gop-source

DAILY CALLER
— Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson Says Trump Is ‘Dividing’ The GOP – JORDAN LANCASTER
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters love it when hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/11/republican-governor-asa-hutchinson-donald-trump-dividing-gop/

PJ MEDIA
— Kinzinger’s Low-T Never Trump Shtick Is Just Sad – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/05/11/adam-kinzingers-low-t-never-trump-shtick-is-just-sad-n1446164

EPOCH TIMES
— 20 Republican Governors Call on Biden to ‘Take Action’ on Border Crisis – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/20-republican-governors-call-on-biden-to-take-action-on-border-crisis_3811113.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger plotted to oust McCarthy after Jan. 6 attack – SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552727-kinzinger-plotted-to-oust-mccarthy-after-jan-6-attack


— Republican says Stefanik not conservative enough to be GOP leader – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552931-republican-says-stefanik-not-conservative-enough-to-be-gop-leader
— Duckworth says food stamps let her stay in high school – CAMERON JENKINS
(DIERSEN: How wealthy were your parents when you were young? I should write a book about those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted the loudest that my parents were filthy rich when my brother and I were young. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. He fought brittle type 1 diabetes from age 14. He worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant in Chicago Heights. He almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills. He did not buy a new car until he was 45 years old and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy. He died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school. If my parents were filthy rich, why did I do yard work and deliver newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; and pump gasoline 1971-1972?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/552828-duckworth-says-food-stamps-let-her-stay-in-high-school

CNN & CNBC & THE HILL & NEW YORK TIMES & REAL CLEAR POLITICS & MERCURY NEWS & USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/politics/cheney-house-floor-remarks/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/11/politics/liz-cheney-republican-party-trump-long-game/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/12/house-floor-remarks-liz-cheney-trump-gangel-ac360-sot-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/atv-best-of-ac-360/
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/11/liz-cheney-house-floor-remarks-republican-vote-vpx.cnn
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/11/liz-cheney-vows-to-keep-fighting-trump-election-lies.html
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553019-cheney-in-defiant-floor-speech-trump-on-crusade-to-undermine-our-democracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/11/us/politics/liz-cheney-speech-house.html
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/05/11/ab_stoddard_cheney_knew_she_would_lose_leadership_position_when_she_spoke_out_against_trump.html
https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/05/11/defiant-cheney-on-house-floor-our-election-was-not-stolen/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/11/liz-cheney-house-floor-speech-rips-trumps-election-fraud-claims/5047570001/

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal judge denies NRA attempt to declare bankruptcy in win for New York state attorney general – Tom Hamburger
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/nra-bankruptcy-decision/2021/05/11/9f67509a-b106-11eb-9059-d8176b9e3798_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-05-11/immigration-reform-biden-jobs-plan-economic-growth

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Progressives, Conservatives Hone Messaging on Class Divide, Opportunity
(DIERSEN: According to Democrats, if you are an older White male Republican, the successes that you had in life were because you benefitted from your parents’, your grandparents’, your great grandparents’, and the rest of your ancestors’ discrimination against minorities and against females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/progressives-conservatives-hone-messaging-on-class-divide-opportunity-11620772799

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— GOP Convention Moved to Texas to Avoid Coronavirus Rules The New Mexico Republican Party is moving their three-day convention this weekend to Amarillo, Texas, after speakers had concerns over New Mexico’s COVID-19 restrictions. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2021-05-11/gop-convention-moved-to-texas-to-avoid-coronavirus-rules

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Americans Are Proud of Our History, But Many Democrats Disagree
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/may_2021/most_americans_are_proud_of_our_history_but_many_democrats_disagree
— Two-Thirds of Voters Say Border Problem Is a ‘Crisis,’ Most Blame Biden
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/two_thirds_of_voters_say_border_problem_is_a_crisis_most_blame_biden

May 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL COVID Update: 1,741 COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths reported
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1741-covid-cases-30-deaths/10603335/
— Black & Powerful: Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul – Karen Jordan and Colin Evans, Marissa Isang
https://abc7chicago.com/kwame-raoul-attorney-general-illinois-il/10594250/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican haters say “Trump’s ‘Big Lie’ Imperils Republicans Who Don’t Embrace It.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trumps-big-lie-imperils-republicans-who-dont-embrace-it/2505802/

CBS2
— Police Hope For Quieter Night In Loop After Rowdy Teens Caused ‘Disturbances’ On Saturday Night
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/09/loop-rowdy-teens-chicago-police/
— On ‘Face The Nation,’ Illinois U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger Says GOP Should ‘Quit Peddling In Conspiracies’
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters love Kinzinger.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/09/rep-adam-kinzinger-republican-party-cbs-news-face-the-nation/
— Kinzinger Dishes On Party Rifts, Leadership Changes
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters love Kinzinger.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/5568248-illinois-republican-u-s-rep-adam-kinzinger-dishes-on-party-rifts-leadership-changes/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Shoplifters hit Loop Walgreens as cops respond to disturbances involving ‘large gathering’
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-downtown-disturbance-20210509-dcz27u52erejxcbu72sjfygjli-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— AUGUST 4, 2014 FLASHBACK: Wheaton man charged with sexual assault – Robert Sanchez 
(DIERSEN: How many sex offenders live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your county district, and in your county? McHale was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault. He now lives at 702 West Roosevelt Road in Wheaton, right next to where my wife and I frequently walk to to buy our lunches.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140804/news/140809406/
https://www.mylife.com/joseph-mchale/e60829010020896

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Larry Smith Targeted on Facebook for Vote to Cancel ICE Jail Contract
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/09/larry-smith-targeted-on-facebook-for-vote-to-cancel-ice-jail-contrat/
— U.S. Senate 2022: Meet the Republican Challengers Thus Far
(DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I organized 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.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/09/senate050921/
— Ness Reports on First 100 Days as State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/08/ness-reports-on-first-100-days-as-state-representative/
— Wirepoints Provides More Criticism of Democrats’ Enhancing “Affirmative Action”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/08/wirepoints-provides-more-criticism-of-democrats-enhancing-affirmative-action/
— House Democrats Secretly Drawing Legislative Maps
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/house-democrats-secretly-drawing-legislative-maps/
— Property Tax Bills Now Available on County Treasurer’s Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/property-tax-bills-now-available-on-county-treasurers-website/
— UPDATE: Framing the Casey Urlacher Challenge to Dan McConchie for State Senate Seat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/casey-urlacher-challenging-dan-mcconchie-for-state-senate-seat/
— Associated Press Catches Up to Conservative On-Line Sites, But Four Days Later and Still Thinks Armed Raid on Alaska Couple Might Be Justified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/associated-press-catches-up-to-conservative-on-line-sites-but-four-days-later-and-still-thinks-armed-raid-on-alaska-couple-might-be-justified/

DAILY WIRE
— Gov. DeSantis Tells Unemployed Floridians Collecting Benefits To Start Looking For A Job – Jon Brown
(DIERSEN: What will DeSantis say to those who say that the only jobs available are bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take.  I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/gov-desantis-tells-unemployed-floridians-collecting-benefits-to-start-looking-for-a-job

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Playing Shell Games With Illegal Kids at the Border – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/05/09/biden-playing-shell-games-with-illegal-kids-at-the-border-n1445638

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Stephen Miller says Biden border policies ‘reckless, immoral,’ asks if US so racist why migrants keep coming – Vivek Saxena
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Democrats promise to give citizens of foreign countries preference over citizens of America. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/05/09/stephen-miller-says-biden-border-policies-reckless-immoral-asks-if-us-so-racist-why-migrants-keep-coming-1071604/

EPOCH TIMES
— Critical Race Theory Training in Workplace Could Lead to Increased Bullying, Anxiety, Expert Says – JANITA KAN
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers officially stop hiring those who are the following and officially get rid of their employees who are the following: White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hr-expert-says-critical-race-theory-training-in-workplace-could-lead-to-increased-bullying-anxiety_3808173.html
— Sen. Mitt Romney Censured by Utah County Republican Party – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sen-mitt-romney-censured-by-utah-county-republican-party_3808355.html
— China’s Naval Power Threatens America’s National Security, Does Anyone Really Care? – James E. Fanell
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs side with Communist China against America.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinas-naval-power-threatens-americas-national-security-does-anyone-really-care_3808330.html
— Rep. Elise Stefanik: Trump Voters ‘Critical’ to Republicans Winning in 2022 – JACK PHILLIPS
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about how hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-supporters have treated me so far. I would focus on those who destroy those a) who they cannot manipulate or dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-elise-stefanik-trump-voters-critical-to-republicans-winning-in-2022_3808393.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Washington Governor Signs Bill Mandating Critical Race Training in Public Schools – GQ PAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/washington-governor-signs-bill-mandating-critical-race-training-in-public-schools_3808484.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Kinzinger: The Republican Party “Is Basically The Titanic” In The Middle Of This Slow Sink – Tim Hains
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters love Kinzinger.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/05/09/kinzinger_the_republican_party_is_basically_the_titanic_in_the_middle_of_this_slow_sink.html

RT
— The WOKEST place on earth? Disney ‘pushes critical race theory on staff, rejects equal opportunity & condemns All Lives Matter’
https://www.rt.com/usa/523291-woke-disney-critical-race-theory/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) encourage more LGBTQ to destroy traditional marriage and to destroy the traditional family and b) encourage more abortion to justify more immigration.
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/552512-republicans-unlikely-to-see-it-but-census-shows-need-for-immigration

CBS NEWS
— Transcript: Rep. Adam Kinzinger on “Face the Nation,” May 9, 2021
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters love Kinzinger.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-rep-adam-kinzinger-on-face-the-nation-may-9-2021/
— Kinzinger says GOP should “quit peddling in conspiracies” – MELISSA QUINN
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters love Kinzinger.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/adam-kinzinger-liz-cheney-gop-peddling-in-conspiracies-face-the-nation/

NEW YORK POST
— Biden’s new left of racial radicals – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/bidens-new-left-of-racial-radicals-goodwin/

ABC SAN DIEGO
— Supervisors approve better public notification on sex offenders
(DIERSEN: How many sex offenders live in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your county district, and in your county?)
https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/supervisors-approve-better-public-notification-on-sex-offenders

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— German Catholic Priests Defy Pope Francis With Public Blessings of Gay Couples Planned protest ceremonies escalate struggle between German progressives and the Vatican – Francis X. Rocca
https://www.wsj.com/articles/german-catholic-priests-defy-pope-francis-with-public-blessings-of-gay-couples-11620302402
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who want Republicans to lose want Republicans to give preference to younger voters. To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group. To give preference to younger voters is to discriminate against older voters.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republicans-must-attract-more-young-voters-11620576491

NEWSWEEK
— Anti-Racist Messaging Is Failing With Voters. So Why Can’t Liberals Quit It? – ZAID JILANI
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs shout that White Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that minorities, women, younger people, LGBTQers, those who have less money than others, etc. have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.newsweek.com/anti-racist-messaging-failing-voters-so-why-cant-liberals-quit-it-opinion-1589535

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters falsely say Republicans dominate Facebook.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/09/republicans-big-tech-power-bias-claims-facebook

May 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Florida governor signs Republican-drafted voting bill; Advocates say it harms minority, disabled voters – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/florida-voting-bill-elections-law-fl-restrictions-laws/10588479/

NBC5
— Skyrocketing Threats Prompt Concern For Safety Of Judges Threats against members of the federal bench are up over 400 percent – Phil Rogers
https://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/skyrocketing-threats-prompt-concern-for-safety-of-judges/2502149/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump launches his own ‘communications’ platform in wake of Facebook spat
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/929926

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State strategy needed to stem continued population loss – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-state-migration-st-0506-20210505-c4nrgayc3zcrhlvxvsgs3rsopm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— House speaker says minority representation key to remap effort – JJ Bullock 
(DIERSEN: Republicans are a minority in Illinois.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210505/house-speaker-says-minority-representation-key-to-remap-effort
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Under the Illinois Constitution, lawmakers have until June 30 to draw a new map, but no census data will available for redistricting until Aug. 16. Republicans and Democrats have clashed over whether a map can be drawn without full census data and whether the June 30 deadline can be missed. The Democratic majority is in control of the redistricting process.)

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Gidwitz returns as a major national GOP fundraiser  The former ambassador will co-chair a panel that hopes to raise “at least $350 million” to retake the Senate. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gidwitz-returns-major-national-gop-fundraiser
— CEOs rank Illinois among worst states to do business Meanwhile, nearby Indiana was named one of the best. – WENDELL HUTSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/ceos-rank-illinois-among-worst-states-do-business

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.theintelligencer.com/news/article/Anti-transgender-bills-are-latest-version-of-16156214.php

WCIA
— House Democrats go behind locked door to draw new district maps – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/house-democrats-go-behind-locked-door-to-draw-new-district-maps/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats assure that Illinois students will be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/illinois-continues-legislative-trend-to-diversify-school-curriculums

CHICAGO PATCH
— Kim Foxx Keeps Proving She’s A Politician In Prosecutor’s Clothes Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx scapegoats staff for not reminding her it’s her job keep tabs on “heater” cases. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/kim-foxx-keeps-proving-shes-politician-prosecutors-clothes

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Senate committee advances bills on sex ed, decriminalizing HIV transmission – RAYMON TRONCOSO
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.)
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/senate-committee-advances-bills-on-sex-ed-decriminalizing-hiv-transmission

BGA
— City Spends Millions Defending Secrecy Practices. A BGA investigation shows Chicago leaders paid millions in legal fees to withhold public records, thwarting a decade-old state reform measure to give citizens more power to shake loose government documents. – Alexander Shur and David Jackson
https://www.bettergov.org/news/city-spends-millions-defending-secrecy-practices/

WIREPOINTS
— Torrent Of Federal Cash Stifling Return To Work As Fed Repeats Historic Error – In Reverse – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/torrent-of-federal-cash-stifling-return-to-work-as-fed-repeats-historic-error-in-reverse-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— BAILEY RELEASES PRITZKER ATTACK AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/bailey-releases-pritzker-attack-ad-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon on pension debt: “We’re going to have to pay it”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/06/harmon-on-pension-debt-were-going-to-have-to-pay-it/

FOX NEWS
— Ingraham: Liz Cheney doesn’t belong in GOP leadership
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/ingraham-liz-cheney-doesnt-belong-in-gop-leadership
— Facebook under fire for encouraging border crisis with ads for human smugglers, cartels: Rep. Kat Cammack Florida freshman rep asks Mark Zuckerberg to block Facebook pages that encourage ‘criminal enterprise’ – Marisa Schultz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kat-cammack-facebook-border-crisis-ads-human-smugglers-cartels

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is Balkanization Inevitable? – John
Green (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the lead balkanizers in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/is_balkanization_inevitable.html

BREITBART
— Biden Forces Down Deportations of Illegal Aliens to Lowest in U.S. History – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/05/report-monthly-deportations-illegal-aliens-hits-lowest-level-in-history/
— Pentagon Chief Believes Military Leaders Should Make Diversity a ‘Personal Commitment’ – KRISTINA WONG
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Democrats want the military to require soldiers to be one, two, three, or more of the following: Democrat, minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, moderate, liberal, non-Christian, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/05/pentagon-chief-believes-military-leaders-should-make-diversity-a-personal-commitment/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘What’s To Stop Them From Silencing You?’ Conservatives Slam Facebook’s ‘Independent’ Oversight Board – Ian Haworth
(DIERSEN: Those who have lots of clout hint/imply/argue/shout that they might not silence you if a) you agree to be manipulated or dominated by them, b) you glorify and praise them, c) pander to them, d) serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) cover-up their wrongdoing, and/or f) give them money.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/whats-to-stop-them-from-silencing-you-conservatives-slam-facebooks-independent-oversight-board
— Affinity Groups: The Left’s New Term For Segregation – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/affinity-groups-the-lefts-new-term-for-segregation
— Bill Passes Tennessee State House Prohibiting Critical Race Theory In Public Schools – Chrissy Clark
https://www.dailywire.com/news/bill-passes-tennessee-state-house-prohibiting-critical-race-theory-in-public-schools

TOWNHALL
— Teaching Kids That America Was Always Racist – Jerry Newcombe
https://townhall.com/columnists/jerrynewcombe/2021/05/06/teaching-kids-that-america-was-always-racist-n2589006

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Purging Whiteness To Purge Capitalism – Mike Gonzalez and Jonathan Butcher
https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/purging-whiteness-purge-capitalism

ONE NEWS NOW
— Biden administration spending billions on shelters for illegals – AP
https://onenewsnow.com/ap/politics/biden-administration-spending-billions-on-shelters-for-illegals

PATRIOT POST
— A Model for Fighting CRT in America’s Schools
https://patriotpost.us/articles/79672-in-brief-a-model-for-fighting-crt-in-americas-schools-2021-05-06

NATIONAL REVIEW
— After Trump, the Woke Left Roars – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/after-trump-the-woke-left-roars/

DAILY TORCH
— After Trump banned for life on Facebook, is today’s social tyranny creating the conditions for one-party rule? – Robert Romano
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who discriminate against Republicans. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.)
https://dailytorch.com/2021/05/after-trump-banned-for-life-on-facebook-is-todays-social-tyranny-creating-the-conditions-for-one-party-rule/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Narrowly expanding the franchise of protected groups under civil rights law to include political affiliation could help preserve liberty and our civil discourse. Interactive computer services could be defined as public accommodations so that social media services cannot be denied on the basis of partisan differences. Institutions like banking could also be prevented from engaging in political de-platforming. Common sense exceptions could be added, for example excluding employment hiring for exclusive organizations like political parties and organizations. One thing is certain. If Congress does not begin treating the political system on the internet and elsewhere as a civil right the civil society depends on, then we will soon have a tyrannical one-party system. You’ve been warned.)

COLLEGE FIX
— West Point probed for allegations it’s pushing critical race theory on cadets – ISAAC CROSS
https://www.thecollegefix.com/west-point-probed-for-allegations-its-pushing-critical-race-theory-on-cadets/

EPOCH TIMES
— Republicans: Break Up Big Tech After Facebook Board Upholds Trump Ban. Democrats cheer board’s decision, call for ban to be made permanent. – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/republicans-break-up-big-tech-after-facebook-board-upholds-trump-ban_3803542.html

THE HILL
— GOP legislatures target critical race theory – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/551977-gop-legislatures-target-critical-race-theory
— Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/552052-conservative-club-for-growth-pac-comes-out-against-stefanik-to-replace-cheney
— Kinzinger hits GOP on ‘operation #coverupJan6’ over Cheney ouster plot – LEXI LONAS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/552029-kinzinger-hits-gop-on-operation-coverupjan6-over-cheney-ouster-plot

POLITICO
— Trump’s not back on Facebook, and Republicans are even angrier. The ruling that’s keeping Trump off the platform is spawning new threats from Republicans, even as Facebook stares down another decision on his account. – CRISTIANO LIMA
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/05/facebook-nightmare-donald-trump-gop-485482
— Facebook’s political nightmare deepens The ruling that’s keeping Trump off the platform is spawning new threats from Republicans, even as Facebook stares down another decision on his account. – CRISTIANO LIMA
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/05/05/facebook-nightmare-donald-trump-gop-485482

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/liz-cheney-s-imminent-ouster-gop-s-surrender-trump-complete-n1266494

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/her-party-turning-her-cheney-makes-her-pitch-gop-n1266496

MSN
— Trump slams Facebook, Twitter and Google as ‘disgrace and embarrassment to the United States.’
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/trump-slams-facebook-twitter-and-google-as-disgrace-and-embarrassment-to-us/ar-BB1gocR5
— Wisconsin dairy farmer sues Biden admin over ‘racist’ relief plan – Keith Griffith
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat politicians use government to give preference to those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/wisconsin-dairy-farmer-sues-biden-admin-over-racist-relief-plan/ar-BB1gprNI?li=BBnbcA1

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat politicians use government to give preference to those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://news.yahoo.com/biden-cabinet-secretary-defends-race-221945173.html

NEW YORK POST
— Twitter suspends Trump’s new ‘From the Desk’ account – Emily Jacobs
https://nypost.com/2021/05/06/twitter-suspends-trumps-new-from-the-desk-account/
— Jim Jordan: ‘The votes are there’ to oust Liz Cheney from House GOP post. – Samuel Chamberlain
https://nypost.com/2021/05/05/jim-jordan-the-votes-are-there-to-oust-liz-cheney/

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump, Scalise back Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/liz-cheney-republicans/2021/05/05/700a7aa8-ada9-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Texas Republicans target ‘critical race theory’ – Jeremy Blackman and Cayla Harris
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-Republicans-target-critical-race-16154920.php

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Facebook Keeps Banning Trump – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-keeps-banning-trump-11620255813
— How Elise Stefanik Rose to Cusp of GOP Leadership New York lawmaker defended President Trump during his first impeachment and now has his backing to succeed Trump critic Liz Cheney as Republican Conference chairwoman – Siobhan Hughes, Kristina Peterson and Jimmy Vielkind
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-elise-stefanik-rose-to-cusp-of-gop-leadership-11620246464

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Blasts GOP Leaders Over Loyalty to Trump, Opposition to Cheney – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-blasts-gop-leaders-over-loyalty-trump-opposition-cheney-1589200
— Ban Critical Race Theory Now – MAX EDEN
https://www.newsweek.com/ban-critical-race-theory-now-opinion-1588362

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Liz Cheney Wants to Save American Democracy From Trump’s Next Coup.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/05/liz-cheney-save-democracy-republican-trump-coup-insurrection-purge.html

DAILY MAIL
— Facebook tries to silence conservative views while allowing human smugglers to operate ‘openly’ on the platform, says GOP Rep. Kat Cammack – KEITH GRIFFITH
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9547913/Facebook-allows-human-smugglers-operate-openly-platform-says-GOP-Rep.html

May 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,211 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths 9.4 million COVID vaccines administered in IL
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2211-new-covid-19-cases-19-deaths/10579217/

NBC5
— Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy Admits He Rented Room From GOP Pollster Frank Luntz – Dan Mangan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/republican-house-leader-kevin-mccarthy-admits-he-rented-room-from-gop-pollster-frank-luntz/2501875/
— Judge Orders Hospital to Allow Patient Access to Controversial COVID Treatment – Chris Coffey
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/judge-orders-hospital-to-allow-patient-access-to-controversial-covid-treatment/2502291/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Aurora, 6 other Illinois cities named ‘most diverse’ in America
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/aurora-6-other-illinois-cities-named-most-diverse-in-america-study

WGN RADIO
— Oregon extends COVID workplace mask rule indefinitely – AP
https://wgnradio.com/health/oregon-extends-covid-workplace-mask-rule-indefinitely/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— A full reopening of Chicago by 4th of July? That’s Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan: ‘We are too close to accomplishing this mission to give up now’- GREGORY PRATT, DAN PETRELLA, JENNY WHIDDEN, ALICE YIN and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lightfoot-pritzker-reopening-july-20210504-5n5spwz67fbmtadrumgt5qbb5u-story.html
— Liz Cheney could be ‘toast’ in fight with Trump over GOP future – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-congress-liz-cheney-kevin-mccarthy-20210504-wv3apyy6yfcqrfmeokvoefv34q-story.html
— ‘Trump Forever’ clobbers ‘Never Trump’ in Texas, darkening the future of rebel Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-never-trumper-texas-kinzinger-zorn-20210504-yxzk7xmsfbefhcgng3ivme7754-story.html
— No to mandating vaccine passports – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-passport-chicago-20210504-bfuxp5wh4vbh7f7luidx3lmkoe-story.html
— Chicago Auto Show will return to McCormick Place in July, the city’s first major exposition since pandemic began – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-auto-show-july-mccormick-place-20210504-ybikozhk5nflvgdlfeo3hhtk2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Campaign stunt, ads bring California recall into new phase. California’s recall election now features “the beast” and a “compassionate disruptor.” That’s how John Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, Republicans running for California governor, pitched themselves to voters Tuesday in new campaign ads. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419997/campaign-stunt-ads-bring-california-recall-into-new-phase
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Cox, a 65-year-old businessman who lost in a landslide to Newsom in 2018, released a video calling himself “the beast” to the photogenic Newsom’s “beauty.” He also resorted to name-calling reminiscent of former President Donald Trump, repeatedly labeling Newsom a “pretty boy” who lacks governing chops. Launching a bus tour in Sacramento with a live Kodiak bear named Tag ambling behind him in the hot sun, Cox promised to bring “beastly” changes to state government. He spent $5 million to begin airing a 30-second version on television statewide, his campaign said, a major amount this early in the campaign and indicative of the need to raise his profile in a crowded field. The stunt was aimed at drawing eyes to his campaign, but he promised to discuss “serious issues” — like bringing down the cost of housing, boosting the state’s water resources and preventing special interests from influencing government. “You have to get this message out and that’s what we’re going to do here,” he said.)
— Lightfoot sets goal to ‘fully open’ Chicago by July 4. The Chicago Auto Show already is set to open July 15. But getting “fully open” by July 4 also could mean the return of Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago and the Air & Water Show, the city’s most popular and iconic summer events. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419261/coronavirus-chicago-reopening-july-4-auto-show-conventions-mccormick-place-pritzker-lightfoot
— Illinois positivity rate hits lowest point in a month as Pritzker says he’s ‘optimistic’ for summer reopening. Besides saying earlier this week that the state could enter a “bridge phase” next week toward a full reopening, Pritzker has not committed to a specific timeline for lifting all COVID-19 restrictions. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/4/22419194/chicago-coronavirus-travel-order-indiana-illinois-covid-vaccine-cases-deaths-reopen-pritzker-may-4
— Biden aims for vaccinating 70% of adult Americans by July 4. Demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some states leaving more than half their available doses unordered. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419276/biden-aims-vaccinating-70percent-adult-americans-by-july-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn America as being racist.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/4/22419646/republican-party-american-racism-slavery-jim-crow-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— House GOP leader cites rank-and-file concerns about Cheney – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210504/news/305049927/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois aims for full reopening in July. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s goal is to be fully open by July 4. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-aims-full-reopening-july

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Politicians’ broken promises don’t get us anywhere – Scott Reeder
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/05/04/gov-pritzker-breaking-his-promise-fair-redistricting/4941858001/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Man says he lost his job in southwest IL because he was ‘supported by Republicans’ – KAVAHN MANSOURI
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251068309.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— McCarthy Comments Fuel Speculation Of Liz Cheney’s Removal From House GOP Leadership – BARBARA SPRUNT & SUSAN DAVIS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/mccarthy-comments-fuel-speculation-liz-cheneys-removal-house-gop-leadership#stream/0

WSIL TV
— Sec. of State Jesse White wants new, prominent statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on Illinois Capitol grounds – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/05/04/sec-of-state-jesse-white-wants-new-prominent-statue-of-martin-luther-king-jr-on-illinois-capitol-grounds/

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— State Senator Seeks To Stop School Dress Code Restrictions On Hair – Christine Hatfield
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/state-senator-seeks-to-stop-school-dress-code-restrictions-on-hair/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/04/covid-19-roundup-78/
— 2,211 new confirmed and probable cases; 19 additional deaths; 2,074 hospitalized; 493 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4 percent average test positivity rate; 72,613 average daily doses; Just 40,361 doses reported administered yesterday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/04/2211-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-19-additional-deaths-2074-hospitalized-493-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-4-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-72613-average-daily-doses-just-40/

GOPUSA
— Tucker Carlson Reveals Top House Republican Lives With Google Adviser Frank Luntz
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109838
— Pfizer Seeks Full Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine This Month, Eyes 3rd Shot
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109846

BREITBART
— Liz Cheney Sent the Whole Republican Conference Amnesty Document Lifted Nearly Word-for-Word from Biden White House Document – MATTHEW BOYLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents who reject the immigration plank in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/04/exclusive-liz-cheney-sent-the-whole-republican-conference-amnesty-document-lifted-nearly-word-for-word-from-biden-white-house-document/

BLAZE
— Chauvin juror wore BLM shirt with George Floyd references last summer. Now legal experts say it is ‘undeniably suggestive of a possible bias.’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chauvin-juror-blm-george-floyd-shirt

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Launches New Communication Platform – CHRISTOPHER TREMOGLIE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/04/trump-launches-new-communication-platform/
— ‘Catastrophe’: Ronna McDaniel Says Biden’s Border Policies Put Families Into ‘The Hands Of The Cartels’ – MARY ROSE CORKERY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/04/ronna-mcdaniel-joe-biden-kamala-harris/

NEWSMAX
— RNC’s McDaniel: Biden Putting Migrant Families in ‘Hands of Cartels’ – Nick Koutsobinas
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/ronnamcdaniel-biden-illegals-migrants/2021/05/04/id/1020125/

CNS NEWS
— Dinesh D’Souza: ‘Identity Socialism Has Arrived’ and It Decides Who’s ‘In’ and Who’s ‘Out’ – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/dinesh-dsouza-identity-socialism-has-arrived-and-it-decides-whos-and-whos-out

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— How Apportionment Is Defrauding American Citizens – Hans A. von Spakovsky
https://www.heritage.org/political-process/commentary/how-apportionment-defrauding-american-citizens

THE HILL
— Kinzinger backs Cheney on criticism of Republican Party – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551777-kinzinger-backs-cheney-on-criticism-of-republican-party
— Heritage Foundation vows to refuse Big Tech money over conservative bias – OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/551825-heritage-foundation-vows-to-refuse-big-tech-money-over-conservative-bias

CNN
— Derek Chauvin’s attorney files motion for new trial – Amir Vera and Aaron Cooper
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/04/us/derek-chauvin-motion-for-new-trial/index.html

REUTERS
— Wrigley sues makers of candy-copying weed products over trademarks – Blake Brittain
https://www.reuters.com/business/legal/wrigley-sues-makers-candy-copying-weed-products-over-trademarks-2021-05-04/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters side with Liz Cheney.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/04/us/politics/liz-cheney-trump-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will blame Republicans for everything that is bad. From what I see, ever-increasingly, those who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time WILL BLAME THOSE WHO ARE law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS BAD.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/us/politics/biden-approval-covid.html

NEW YORK POST
— Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation stops taking Big Tech donations – Lydia Moynihan
https://nypost.com/2021/05/04/conservative-think-tank-heritage-foundation-stops-taking-big-tech-donations/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/joe-walsh-says-liz-cheneys-trump-woes-indicate-you-have-lie-viable-gop-1588528

FORBES
— Job Satisfaction Stays High Despite Pandemic, Economic Crisis – Gad Levanon
(DIERSEN: Because the federal government gives preference to its employees who are the following, they should be the most satisfied: Democrat, minority, female, younger, veteran, LGBTQ, disabled, moderate, liberal, non-married, non-Protestant, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gadlevanon/2021/05/04/job-satisfaction-stays-high-despite-pandemic-economic-crisis/

MONEY
— You’ll Probably Have to Retire Earlier Than Planned, Research Finds. Here’s How to Prepare – ANA LUCIA MURILLO
https://money.com/early-retirement-how-to-save/

May 3 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— JULY 4, 2019 EVENING EDITION FLASHBACK: Republican entries in Wheaton’s outstanding 2019 Independence Day Parade were Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Chris Kachiroubas, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. Those who walked with the entries included Almiron, Anderson, Carlson, Caruso, Colgan, Collins, Falbo, Fisher, Furstenau, Ives, Keller, LeVan, Marquardt, Marshall, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Ruhl, Ryan, Saake, Shaw, and Whelan. With their $2,500 contribution, “DuPage County Republicans” were again the top sponsor for the parade and fireworks. Contributions were: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that included the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/july-4-evening-edition-4/

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton’s Field of Honor returns June 30-July 4 (DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Wheaton will have a traditional Independence Day fireworks and parade this year. Outstandingly, DuPage Republicans have helped sponsor Wheaton’s fireworks and parades since 2005. I certainly hope that all the Republican candidates on March 15, 2022 ballots in DuPage County a) want to help sponsor the fireworks and parade this year and b) will have entries in the parade this year.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210503/wheatons-field-of-honor-returns-june-30-july-4
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Wheaton Park District also is planning an Independence Day Celebration July 3-4. Fireworks and family fun are scheduled for Saturday, July 3 in Graf Park. The complete schedule will be posted at a future date. Fireworks start at dusk. A parking map will be available for download for viewing prior to the event. Please be kind to our neighbors when parking on residential streets. The annual Independence Day Parade will be Sunday, July 4, in downtown Wheaton. The theme will be posted as it becomes available. They are encouraging parade entrants to use imagination as parade entries/floats are created. If you would like to submit ideas for the theme of the 2021 parade, email communications@wheatonparks.org. Check back for a parade route map to be added for 2021. Be kind to neighbors when parking on residential streets. Check wheatonparkdistrict.com for the 2021 Independence Day parade entry application to be posted. For sponsorships, contact Kristina Nemetz at knemetz@wheatonparks.org .)
— Why DuPage County residential property owners could see increase on tax bills – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210503/why-dupage-county-residential-property-owners-could-see-increase-on-tax-bills
— Longtime Lake County recorder launches campaign for new office – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210503/longtime-lake-county-recorder-launches-campaign-for-new-office

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,049 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths. 9.4 million COVID vaccines administered in IL
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2049-new-covid-19-cases-28-deaths/10573639/

CBS2
— How Can Illinois Get To The ‘Bridge’ Phase For The State’s Reopening? – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/03/illinois-reopening-bridge-phase/

WGN RADIO
— Florida governor signs law preempting local COVID edicts – AP
https://wgnradio.com/health/florida-governor-signs-law-preempting-local-covid-edicts/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois hits new monthly record for recreational marijuana sales at nearly $115 million in April – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-recreational-marijuana-sales-record-illinois-april-20210503-5dwnnb7o5jd6fekiwxdimj4ep4-story.html
— Resolving Lake County clerk’s six-figure lawsuit sets stage for 2022 primary clash – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-county-clerk-races-st-0504-20210503-d6istvvinjesrdd7ww5v3rawjm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Americans say government should help people age at home – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/3/22417608/government-should-help-americans-age-home

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Will COVID vaccines be required at Illinois Wesleyan University, ISU? – Lenore Sobota
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/education/watch-now-will-covid-vaccines-be-required-at-illinois-state-university-wesleyan-university/article_728dbf2f-49af-55eb-ae39-d80cecd41d81.html

OUR QUAD CITIES
— McCombie notices different tone in Springfield under new speaker. Republican state representative encouraged about leadership term limits proposal. – Jim Niedelman
https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-the-record/mccombie-notices-different-tone-in-springfield-under-new-speaker/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see refugees as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/white-house-says-public-can-do-more-resettle-additional-refugees#stream/0

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Save Illinois’ Lincoln Statue, Save America
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/savelincolnstatueillinois

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— May Become Legal to Knowingly Infect Someone with HIV, But Not for Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/03/may-be-legal-to-knowingly-infect-someone-with-hiv-buy-not-for-coronavirus/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— COVID-19 ‘VAX PASS’ IDEA GETTING NIXED IN ILLINOIS, PRITZKER SAYS – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/covid-19-vax-pass-idea-getting-nixed-in-illinois-pritzker-says/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— State Lawmakers to Remove Basic Protection for Patients – Chris Iverson
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/why-would-state-lawmakers-remove-basic-protection-for-patients/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CRITICAL RACE THEORY ABOUT TO SEE ITS DAY IN COURT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/critical-race-theory-about-to-see-its-day-in-court.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,049 new confirmed and probable cases; 28 additional deaths; 1,963 hospitalized; 479 in ICU; 3.4 percent average case positivity rate; 4 percent average test positivity rate; 78,440 average daily doses; Only 16,920 doses reported administered Sunday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/03/2049-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-28-additional-deaths-1963-hospitalized-479-in-icu-34-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-4-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-78440-average-daily-doses-only-16/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/03/covid-19-roundup-77/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House Democratic departures threaten party hold on majority – Kerry Picket
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/retirements-and-runs-house-dems-chances-majority

FOX NEWS
— Hawley says he won’t ‘bow down to woke mob’ that tried to cancel his book
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/hawley-says-he-wont-bow-down-to-woke-mob-that-tried-to-cancel-his-book

GOPUSA
— Should An Agency Of Government Control An Individual’s Online Speech? Courts To Decide
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they want the following to control every aspect of the newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109749

BREITBART
— Never Trump Candidate Backed by Kinzinger, Cheney Sees Embarrassing 9th Place Loss in Texas Special Election – ASHLEY OLIVER
(DIERSEN: Who will the Never Trump candidates be on the March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballot in your precinct?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/03/never-trump-candidate-backed-by-kinzinger-cheney-sees-embarrassing-9th-place-loss-in-texas-special-election/

BLAZE
— Sunny Hostin of ‘The View’ declares ‘we need to shun those that refuse to get vaccinated’ — specifically ‘white evangelicals’ and ‘Republicans’ A USA Today op-ed actually used same verb: ‘It’s time to start shunning the “vaccine hesitant”‘ – DAVE URBANSKI
(DIERSEN: Who will lead the shunning in your county, in your county district, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/sunny-hostin-shun-vaccine-hesitant

TOWNHALL
— Oh, So Now Herd Immunity Cannot Be Obtained? – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/05/03/oh-so-now-herd-immunity-cannot-be-obtained-n2588870
— Florida Passes Law Preventing Woke Social Media from Muzzling Politicians – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/05/03/florida-passes-law-preventing-woke-social-media-from-muzzling-politicians-n2588822

NEWS BUSTERS
— Untrustworthy! Gallup Poll Shows Most Americans Turn on Big Tech – Casey Ryan
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/casey-ryan/2021/05/03/untrustworthy-gallup-poll-shows-most-americans-turn-big

NEWSMAX
— Conservatives Should Not Outsource the Culture War to Politicians – Daniel Di Martino
https://www.newsmax.com/danieldimartino/Conservatives-Culture-War-Transgender-Ideology-Politicians/2021/05/03/id/1019954/
— California’s ‘Exodus’ Threatens Conservative States – Yuri Vanetik
https://www.newsmax.com/yurivanetik/california-exodus-conservativestates/2021/05/03/id/1019915/

PJ MEDIA
— A Dozen Texas Counties Have Declared Emergencies Due to the Worsening Border Crisis – BRYAN PRESTON
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/05/03/a-dozen-texas-counties-have-declared-emergencies-due-to-the-worsening-border-crisis-n1444332

EPOCH TIMES
— Florida Gov. DeSantis Suspends Local COVID-19 Emergency Orders, Bans Vaccine Passports – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/florida-gov-desantis-signs-bill-banning-vaccine-passports-suspends-local-covid-19-emergency-orders_3800683.html

THE HILL
— Trump’s critics face wrath of GOP base – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/551576-the-memo-trumps-critics-face-wrath-of-gop-base

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat-run schools use critical race theory to promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/05/03/critical-race-theory-backlash/
— Biden says he will raise refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500 – Sean Sullivan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-refugee/2021/05/03/1b833126-ac4d-11eb-ab4c-986555a1c511_story.html

NEWSWEEK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois to Record $1 Billion Marijuana Sales by Year’s End, Surpassing Liquor
https://www.newsweek.com/illinois-record-1-billion-marijuana-sales-years-end-surpassing-liquor-1588354

PBS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: As more states legalize marijuana, people with drug convictions want their records cleared – Courtney Vinopal
(DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/as-more-states-legalize-marijuana-people-with-drug-convictions-want-their-records-cleared

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donald Trump and his supporters are intensifying efforts to shame — and potentially remove — members of their party who are seen as disloyal to the former president and his false claims that last year’s election was stolen from him.”
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-news/2021/05/trumps-big-lie-becomes-new-litmus-test-for-success-in-gop/

May 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 38 shot, 6 dead, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/31-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence-/10569165/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 1,860 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1860-new-covid-19-cases-27-deaths/10569837/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Void FOID? State’s top court asked to decide if it’s time to shoot down Firearm Owner Identification cards. The Illinois attorney general’s appeal of a downstate judge’s ruling sets up a battle over whether the state can require residents to hold an ID card in order to own a firearm. First enacted in 1968, the state’s Firearm Owner Identification Act does just that. But a southern Illinois judge said that makes residents’ Second Amendment rights a “façade.” – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/2/22413297/foid-firearm-owner-identification-cards-illinois-supreme-court-downstate-webb-white-county
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/30/22413035/160-years-since-the-emancipation-proclamation-the-negro-still-is-not-free

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for California governor, says letting transgender girls play girls’ sports ‘just isn’t fair’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-caitlyn-jenner-transgender-girls-sports-20210502-o6g6exv4vbh3bbosshbjbbmp4i-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Milton Township moving to form voter-approved mental health board
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210502/milton-township-moving-to-form-voter-approved-mental-health-board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: John Monino — Milton’s first new township supervisor in 20 years — will appoint the seven members to the mental health board. Monino will be sworn in on May 14. Under state law, the township has 60 days from his swearing-in to seat the 708 board. Monino said he hopes to make the first mental health board appointments at a township trustee meeting in June. The panel could include doctors, parents, and representatives of schools or social service agencies. “We will do everything in the township to support and grow that and outreach,” Monino said. Township trustees also will get the final say on the amount residents would pay in additional taxes each year. But the request that was approved by voters caps the tax levy for the mental health board at 0.15% of the assessed value of taxable property. When asked about the tax increase, Monino said the levy is “not going to be touching at that top end” of the cap. He’s hoping to have the levy adopted in October or early November. “We’re going to be researching and looking at all aspects so everybody is comfortable,” Monino said.)
— McHenry approves $52.7 million 2021-22 budget, with ‘extremely conservative’ revenue estimates – Sam Lounsberry
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210502/mchenry-approves-527-million-2021-22-budget-with-extremely-conservative-revenue-estimates

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Spin it how you want, but Illinois’ census numbers are horrible
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-spin-it-how-you-want-but-illinois-census-numbers-are-horrible/article_d0c7c033-175e-5c9a-8c28-ab6c41815395.html

NORTHWEST ILLINOIS NEWS
— Chesney against bill requiring landlords accept Section 8: This is a ‘failed Rauner-Sanguinetti policy’ – Savannah Howe
https://nwillinoisnews.com/stories/593924193-chesney-against-bill-requiring-landlords-accept-section-8-this-is-a-failed-rauner-sanguinetti-policy

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters say “County Republicans flirt with disaster over gender-neutral bathrooms.”
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-county-republicans-flirt-with-disaster-over-gender-neutral-bathrooms/article_38d82f6d-021f-5d9d-9519-da5f4a0a3a79.html

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Lack of Census Data for Redistricting Poses Problems for Democratic Legislators – Daniel C. Vock
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/lack-of-census-data-for-redistricting-poses-problems-for-democratic-legislators

FOX NEWS
— Tim Scott slams ‘Uncle Tim’ label as hypocritical bigotry – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tim-scott-uncle-tim-trends-fighting-bigotry-with-bigotry-is-hypocrisy
— GOP’s ‘Pennant Porch’ in 2022 could shape House control. In baseball, games are won on the field. But in politics – unlike Finley’s Pennant Porch – how they set up the field of play sometimes determines the winner. – Chad Pergram
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/gop-2022-house-control

FEDERALIST
— Kinzinger-Backed Candidate Places Ninth In Texas House Race – Tristan Justice
(DIERSEN: Which of the candidates on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) will seek/get Trump’s endorsement or b) will seek/get Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/02/kinzinger-backed-candidate-places-ninth-in-texas-house-race/

BREITBART
— Wisconsin City Uses Mark Zuckerberg Money to Buy ‘Mobile Voting Precinct’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/02/wisconsin-city-uses-zuckerberg-money-to-buy-mobile-voting-precinct/

BLAZE
— MSNBC host suggests Tim Scott is slave to GOP, claims Harriet Tubman ‘would have left’ Scott enslaved – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tiffany-scott-rebukes-tim-scott-america-not-racist
— Black Lives Matter Minnesota says Derek Chauvin ‘guilty’ verdict not enough, calls for reparations – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/black-lives-matter-reparations-after-chauvin-verdict

TOWNHALL
— Here Is What Republican Voters Really Believe in. It’s a Shame the GOP Has No Idea – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2021/05/02/here-is-what-republican-voters-really-believe-in-its-a-shame-the-gop-has-no-idea-n2588815

THE HILL
— GOP ramps up attacks on Biden’s border wall freeze – NIV ELIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/551278-gop-ramps-up-attacks-on-bidens-border-wall-freeze
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “GOP wrestles with role of culture wars in party’s future.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Republican Party to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551331-gop-wrestles-with-role-of-culture-wars-in-partys-future

POLITICO
— Trump tightens his grip on the GOP – TARA PALMERI
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/05/02/trump-tightens-his-grip-on-the-gop-492681

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/02/opinion/america-racism.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not say that Biden won fair and square.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-trump-election-falsehood/2021/05/01/7bd380a0-a921-11eb-8c1a-56f0cb4ff3b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Sen. Hawley calls Big Tech ‘greatest threat,’ slams its ‘woke’ agenda – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2021/05/02/sen-hawley-slams-big-tech-for-imposing-woke-agenda/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/05/trumps-delegitimization-of-democracy-isnt-wearing-off.html

ILLINOIS CPA SOCIETY
— COURSE: The IRS Collection Process
(DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, I could have taught this course. I had worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I filed many tax liens and tax levies.  I had worked as an IRS Special Procedures Staff Advisor during my last 3 1/2 years with IRS. Special Procedures Staff Advisors confer with IRS Attorneys, Revenue Officers, Revenue Agents and Special Agents as well as taxpayers and their representatives to resolve complex tax issues and determine a course of action designed to protect the Government’s interests and expedite payment of taxes due. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. My Democrat GAO superiors wasted my knowledge of IRS. In 1986, the GAO manager who had hired me finally succeeded in getting me assigned to audits of IRS and promoting me to GS-13. But my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing him to retire in 1987, and starting in 1989, they succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS for the rest of GAO career. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)
https://www.icpas.org/eventscalendar/EventDetail?id=33255

(FROM THE POSTING: After attending this presentation you will be able to…Understand how the IRS Collection Process works, Explain the impact of the ten-year collection statute on collection alternatives, Describe how tax liens work, Understand the mechanics of a tax levy, Describe what the four collection alternatives are and when to select one over the other. Highlights  The major topics that will be covered in this class include: Review of the IRS collection process, IRS enforcement, Collection alternatives to resolve an outstanding tax debt.)

May 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Illinois Won’t Require COVID-19 ‘Vaccine Passports,’ Pritzker Says
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-wont-require-covid-19-vaccine-passports-pritzker-says/2499851/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Hundreds gather in Union Park to fight for rights for workers on May Day. Many marchers came to the event this year to draw particular attention to the struggles of immigrant workers. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/1/22414837/hundreds-gather-in-union-park-to-fight-for-rights-for-workers-on-may-day

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who are not vaccinated are demonized, denigrated, and condemned. Will those who have strong immune systems be allowed to skip vaccination?
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/coronavirus/2021/05/02/covid-vaccine-vaccination-hesitancy-frustrating-health-experts-say/7404056002/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters “call new health-care law ‘revolutionary’ in fight for racial justice.”
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251072589.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?id=324677#.YI5ttrVKiM8

WIREPOINTS
— Give Capitol News Illinois Full Press Access In Springfield – Mark Glennon
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have done the most since 2000 to discredit me and to discredit my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on RINOs who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINOs who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://wirepoints.org/give-capitol-news-illinois-full-press-access-in-springfield-wirepoints/

FOX NEWS
— Black Republicans who don’t believe racism is systemic subject to vicious attacks, slurs Conservative Black politicians such as Sen. Tim Scott have sparked backlash – Audrey Conklin
https://www.foxnews.com/us/u

NEWSMAX
— Smear Calls, Anti-Trumpers Couldn’t Stop Rep. Wright’s Widow in TX-6 – John Gizzi
(DIERSEN: Which of the candidates on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) will seek/get Trump’s endorsement or b) will seek/get Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/wrighttx-6trumpsmearkinzingercheney/2021/05/02/id/1019801/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Michael Wood, a veteran, drew swatches of publicity and considerable funding running as an anti-Trump Republican. Despite substantial contributions from Republican Reps. Anthony Gonzales of Ohio, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Liz Cheney of Wyoming —all of whom voted for Trump’s impeachment—Wood drew only 3 per cent of the vote.)

AMERICAN THINKER
— Biden Goes for Broke – Gary Gindler
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/04/biden_goes_for_broke.html
— How Much Worse Can it Get? – Steve Feinstein
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/05/how_much_worse_can_it_get.html
— Should we embrace biased news coverage? – Roger Ansted
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs a) promote left-biased news coverage, including Capitol Fax and b) reject right-biased news coverage, including GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I should write a book about RINOs who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters, and c) to promote Capitol Fax. I would focus on RINOs who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINOs who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/05/should_we_embrace_biased_news_coverage.html

BREITBART
— GOP Slams Corporate America, NAACP, BLM Silence over Racial Slur Against Tim Scott – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/01/crickets-gop-slams-corporate-america-naacp-blm-silence-over-racial-slur-against-tim-scott/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘From Cotton To Congress To Clown’: MSNBC Host Trashes Tim Scott, Says He’s ‘Thirsty For White Approval’- VIRGINIA KRUTA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/01/cotton-congress-clown-msnbc-tiffany-cross-trashes-tim-scott-thirsty-white-approval/

TOWNHALL
— The True Face Of Racism – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/05/02/the-true-face-of-racism-n2588837

NEW AMERICAN
— Onward Young Socialist Soldiers: New Democrat Bill Would Conscript Kids into Politics – Selwyn Duke
https://thenewamerican.com/onward-young-socialist-soldiers-new-democrat-bill-would-conscript-kids-into-politics/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER TV
— MSNBC’s Cross Goes on VILE Rant Against ‘Clown,’ ‘Fool’ Tim Scott – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.mrctv.org/videos/msnbcs-cross-goes-vile-rant-against-clown-fool-tim-scott

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Biden, Harris Respond To Sen. Tim Scott: You’re right. America Is Not A Racist Country, But . . . They both equivocate, of course.
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/05/biden-harris-respond-to-sen-tim-scott-youre-right-america-is-not-a-racist-country-but/

EPOCH TIMES
— 76,000 California Violent, Repeat Felons Get Earlier Releases – AP
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/76000-california-inmates-now-eligible-for-earlier-releases_3798635.html
— House Republicans Question Biden Administration on ‘Questionable’ Census Results – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/house-republicans-question-biden-administration-on-questionable-census-results_3798442.html
— America First Legal Pursuing Lawsuit Against Critical Race Theory: Stephen Miller – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/america-first-legal-pursuing-lawsuit-against-critical-race-theory-stephen-miller_3798763.html

THE HILL
— Romney booed during speech to Utah GOP convention – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/551345-romney-booed-during-speech-to-utah-gop-convention
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote vaccination.
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/551265-fauci-vs-rogan-white-house-works-to-stomp-out-misinformation

HUFFINGTON POST
— Susan Wright, Endorsed By Donald Trump, Advances To U.S. House Runoff In Texas – AP
(DIERSEN: Which of the candidates on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) will seek/get Trump’s endorsement or b) will seek/get Kinzinger’s endorsement?)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/susan-wright-texas-runoff_n_608e933be4b046202708952e
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most of the Republicans in the running had made flagrant appeals to Trump and his supporters in a race that at times has resembled a typical Texas GOP primary. The lone exception was Michael Wood, a combat veteran whose campaign was an early test for Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who is trying to lead a revolt in his party away from Trump. But Wood saw few voters answering his call to reject Trumpism, hovering at around 3% of the vote.)

UPI
— McConnell calls for Education Department to ditch ‘1619 Project’ – Sommer Brokaw
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/05/01/biden-administration-history-civics-republicans-withdraw-priorities/5231619877709/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To be woke a) is to promote political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) is to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/republicans-are-crusading-against-woke-n1264811

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/watch/gotcha-reluctant-to-accept-biden-s-agenda-for-a-united-america-republicans-return-to-false-outrage-measures-111190597855

NEW YORK TIMES
— The New Trump? Easy. It’s Tucker. – Frank Bruni
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/sunday/tucker-carlson-trump.html
— When Wokeness Becomes Weakness – Ross Douthat
(DIERSEN: To be woke is to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/democrats-james-carville.html
— A Call to National Service – Editorial
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated their hatred of past, present, and future federal employees the most. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I would focus on Republicans who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republicans who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/opinion/us-national-service-draft.html
— Why a $10,000 Tax Deduction Could Hold Up Trillions in Stimulus Funds. The fight over SALT is a case study in the age-old conflict between constituent politics and national policy. – Conor Dougherty
(DIERSEN: Biden should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/01/business/salt-tax-cap-repeal.html
— A Look at Covid-19 Vaccine ‘Passports,’ Passes and Apps Around the Globe. A variety of digital and old-fashioned approaches are being used to confirm vaccination for entry to public places. But the world is still far from a universal standard of proof for crossing borders. – Heather Murphy
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/travel/vaccine-passport-cards-apps.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The federal public servants doing groundbreaking work during the pandemic – Lisa Rein
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated their hatred of past, present, and future federal employees the most. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years. I have been a federal retiree for almost 24 years. I would focus on Republicans who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republicans who lead/led the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sammies-federal-civil-servant-finalists/2021/05/01/ba5d91a2-aab2-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html

CBS LOS ANGELES
— ‘May Day’ Rallies Across LA Celebrate Diversity, Workers’ Rights
https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/01/may-day-rallies-across-la-celebrate-diversity-workers-rights/

YAHOO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters like Cheney.
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/republicans-cry-cancel-culture-want-234022282.html

NEW YORK POST
— GOP orator Tim Scott wins race: Goodwin – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2021/05/01/gop-orator-tim-scott-wins-race-goodwin/

WASHINGTON POST
— The real history of Anglo-Saxons undermines racists’ theories. The Anglo-Saxons were a diverse group of immigrants. – Jonathan Davis-Secord
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/23/real-history-anglo-saxons-undermines-racists-theories/

DALLAS MORNING NEWS
— The root of America’s crime problem is poverty – Michael W. Waters (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party platform promotes poverty and crime. When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/04/25/the-root-of-americas-crime-problem-is-poverty/

PHILADELPHIA TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans.
https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/editorials/editorial-sen-tim-scott-s-disingenuous-speech-on-race-in-u-s/article_9ce6c402-4bce-5c1e-bf71-60a609334493.html

BOSTON HERALD
— The left’s Tim Scott meltdown gives conservatives some important information – GRACE CURLEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/05/01/curley-the-lefts-tim-scott-meltdown-gives-conservatives-some-important-information/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-gop-feeding-americas-angry-lost-souls-progressive-pac-ad-says-1588087

SHEPHERD GAZETTE
— UTAH GOP VOTE TO CENSURE MITT ROMNEY FAILS WHEREAS SENATOR IS BOOED AT CONFERENCE
https://shepherdgazette.com/utah-gop-vote-to-censure-mitt-romney-fails-whereas-senator-is-booed-at-conference/

PARADE
— The Best Places to Retire — PAULA SPENCER SCOTT
(DIERSEN: Because older White people are more likely to vote for Republicans, one should expect that Democrats focus on driving older White people out of municipalities, townships, counties, and states.)
https://parade.com/1202119/paulaspencer/best-places-to-retire/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Lawmakers Consider Expanding Mandatory Retirement Savings Program To Small Employers
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, the operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents have saved little or nothing for their retirement. Overwhelmingly, they have severe financial, health, and/or other problems. Overwhelmingly, they look like they will do anything for money. What does that say about my critics/opponents?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-lawmakers-consider-expanding-6793981/

May 1 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Boeing fired 65 for racism or discrimination over past year, report says
(DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO superiors crowed about their success in getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. The aforesaid is political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://abc7chicago.com/business/65-fired-for-racism-discrimination-at-boeing-over-past-year-report/10565869/

NBC5
— DuPage County Sets Goal of Vaccinating 80% of Residents by July 1. DuPage County already leads the entire state in shots given. – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/dupage-county-sets-goal-of-vaccinating-80-of-residents-by-july-1/2499753/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos to retire | Following report, Pritzker says he fell short in hiring ex-VA boss | Illinois AG’s office hit by ransomware attack – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-bustos-to-retire-lightfoot-comed-watchdog-rips-chapa-lavia-veterans-home-spin-20210430-7qjrcfyhmreihihugluruxxu7a-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Annual legislative frenzies of questionable value – Champaign News-Gazette – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-annual-legislative-frenzies-of-questionable-value/article_4736c2f0-ab36-500a-8a8d-f1e835222e12.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Here are 4 things you should know about redistricting in IL — and why you should care. – KELSEY LANDIS
(DIERSEN: How will Democrat gerrymandering impact you, your neighborhood, your precinct, your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251004259.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: WHAT DOES REDISTRICTING MEAN FOR BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES? Drawing political boundaries for racial reasons isn’t allowed under federal law. Drawing them for political purposes is, though the two often end up being the same, said Kevin Anderson, a professor at Eastern Illinois University who specializes in African-American politics. “You can’t draw a district and stuff all the white people in one area,” Anderson said, “but you can gerrymander for political reasons. You can draw districts in a weird shape to put as many Republicans in a district, as many Democrats in a district.” As a result, racial groups can still get bunched together into super-majority districts, which could be a good thing because they’d have a representative who advocates for their specific issues. But it can end up having the opposite effect because lumping racial groups together creates extremes. There may be one elected official who strongly supports gun control and criminal justice reform, and another nearby who opposes them. Neither have to answer to a diverse electorate either in terms or race or ideology, and their agendas might cancel each other out. As southwestern Illinois turns more conservative, bipartisan partnerships could become more scarce. “If you concentrate minority voters in one or two districts, yeah, they get to send their person to Springfield, but you have almost no influence in the areas around you,” Anderson said. “It becomes very difficult to build coalitions.”)

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Biden hit by GOP, Amnesty International on immigration – Alexandra Limon
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/biden-hit-by-gop-amnesty-international-on-immigration/

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Free Capitol News Illinois. Shining light on lawmakers. – Bruce Rushton
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest against me and against my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters since 2000.)
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/free-capitol-news-illinois/Content?oid=13504306
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Capitol News Illinois has requested floor credentials granted to journalists from the Associated Press, the State Journal-Register and myriad other media outlets. Lawmakers have refused. . .Legislative leaders have denied access on grounds that Capitol News Illinois is affiliated with an interest group, the Illinois Press Association, which employs lobbyists. Among other things, the IPA lobbies to keep laws requiring that legal notices be printed in newspapers. It’s OK for lawmakers to moonlight as lobbyists, but reporters aren’t supposed to be tools of outfits with business before the legislature. Legislative leaders have drawn parallels between Capitol News Illinois and a defunct news arm of the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank. Lawmakers six years ago won a court fight to deny credentials for the institute’s alleged news operation. It’s a matter of consistency, Steve Brown, then spokesman for former House Speaker Michael Madigan, wrote in a 2019 letter denying credentials to Capitol News Illinois. . .”(I)t is my opinion that you and the others with Capitol News Illinois are not representatives of the press but representatives of an advocacy organization,” Brown wrote. Capitol News Illinois is a creature of the Illinois Press Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Illinois Press Association. The policy institute had a similar relationship with its news arm. That’s where similarities end. For one thing, we don’t know who funds the policy institute, which doesn’t disclose donor names. We know that the Robert R. McCormick Foundation carries Capitol News Illinois, which also conducts fundraising drives familiar to any NPR fan.)

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PRITZKER FACT CHECK: PRIME WORKING-AGE ILLINOISANS LEADING EXODUS, NOT STUDENTS – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pritzker-fact-check-prime-working-age-illinoisans-leading-exodus-not-students/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Drag Queen Sunday at a Central Illinois Church – Christine Misner
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/drag-queen-sunday-at-a-central-illinois-church/

FOX NEWS
— Why Republicans no longer recognize their own party. Frank Luntz has no business advising the GOP, yet he still does – Tucker Carlson
(DIERSEN: Whose advice do the following take: a) your Republican township/ward party organization, b) your Republican county party organization, and c) the Illinois Republican Party?)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-frank-luntz-republicans-kevin-mccarthy

DAILY SIGNAL
— Illegal Immigrants Fly American, Courtesy of Biden Border Policy – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/04/30/exclusive-illegal-immigrants-fly-american-courtesy-of-biden-border-policy/

TOWNHALL
— Biden, Democrats Prefer Growing Government Over Growing Economy – Sarah Lee
https://townhall.com/columnists/sarahlee/2021/05/01/biden-democrats-prefer-growing-government-over-growing-economy-n2588820
— Why Is the Left Allowed to Be ‘Transphobic’ and Racist? – Michael Brown
https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbrown/2021/05/01/why-is-the-left-allowed-to-be-transphobic-and-racist-n2588785

ONE NEWS NOW
— Biden’s address called ‘quasi-Marxism dressed up as apple pie – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2021/05/01/bidens-address-called-quasi-marxism-dressed-up-as-apple-pie

NBC NEWS
— Latino Republican support for Trump is still going strong in Florida. With politics in home countries a driving factor, the nexus between Trump and supporters of the Latin American right is strengthening. – Carmen Sesin
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/latino-republican-support-trump-still-going-strong-florida-rcna776

NEW YORK TIMES
— McConnell Attacks Biden Rule’s Antiracism Focus, Calling It ‘Divisive’ The minority leader joined Republicans in protesting a proposal to promote teaching about systemic racism and the consequences of slavery, saying it would indoctrinate students with “a slanted story.” – Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/30/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-1619-project.html
— The True Cost of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap – William Darity Jr.
(DIERSEN: How much reparations do the Democrats want you to pay?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/30/business/racial-wealth-gap.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Elimination of the wealth gap between Black and white Americans is a stated goal of President Biden and the Democratic Party. The gulf is enormous any way you look at it. But depending on the measure you use, the chasm ranges from $54,700 a person to $280,300 a person. I believe the higher figure is the most appropriate one. That amounts to a total of $11.2 trillion — a figure that implies that incremental measures will not be sufficient to address the enormous racial wealth disparity. Those numbers are derived from data compiled in the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances. The survey shows that the gap in wealth between Black and white Americans at the median — the middle household in each community — was $164,100. The median Black household was worth only $24,100; the median white household, $188,200. But if we compare Black and white wealth at the mean — for the average household in each community — the difference was $840,000, a far larger sum. The average figure for Black households was $142,500; for white households, $983,400, close to $1 million.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Blue State Gerrymander Walk-Back. Illinois and New York Democrats may prefer partisan maps after all. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-blue-state-gerrymander-walk-back-11619822236
— A Backlash Against Bad History. GOP Senators warn Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about pushing the ‘1619 Project.’ – Editorial Board
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have no problem with the 1619 Project. They pander to minorities by painting me as being a racist, and even worse things. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. Better yet, I should sue them for slander.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-backlash-against-bad-history-11619822062
— What Happens When Opinion Polls Move Online. Pew and the University of Michigan shifted established surveys from the phone to the web this year. – Jo Craven McGinty
https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-happens-when-opinion-polls-move-online-11619775001
— ‘Make Yourself More Employable In One Day’ – Allison Pohle
(DIERSEN: What harmed your job search? I graduated from NIU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in management. Potential employers viewed me as being draft bait. I had been classified as 1-A and my draft number was 151. They did not believe that my application for a financial hardship draft deferment would be approved. Further, potential employers were under tremendous pressure to hire minorities, females, and veterans. Further, I had been a government employee 1966-1969. I took the only job offer that I received; to be the Retail Sales Manager in the Chicago Heights Firestone Store. The job did not really require a college degree. Constructively, I served as the store’s salesman. Firestone’s district office hired me; the store’s manager would never have hired me. He disapproved of my avoiding the draft, my being a college graduate, my being Missouri Synod Lutheran, and my being 100% German American. He refused to let me start until I passed a 2-week probationary period working in Firestone’s Gary store. He rudely fired me when I gave him my 2-week notice in early 1971. I had accepted a job offer from Oldsmobile. But Oldsmobile withdrew that job offer saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint. The aforesaid directly resulted in my accepting a job offer from IRS.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-prep-for-your-first-job-search-a-two-day-boot-camp-11619798399
— Lots of Jobs Await the Class of 2021. So Does Plenty of Competition. – Patrick Thomas
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that job seekers are, the less likely that they will be offered jobs: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if their ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lots-of-jobs-await-the-class-of-2021-so-does-plenty-of-competition-11619841627

FORBES
— Three Things To Keep In Mind When Thinking About Whiteness In America – Maia Niguel Hoskin
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters promote hatred against Whites. Those who promote hatred against Whites also promote hated against those who are male, older, non-poor, law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/maiahoskin/2021/04/30/three-things-to-keep-in-mind-about-whiteness-in-america/

MONEY TALKS NEWS
— Jobs for Seniors: What Are the Best Jobs After Retirement? – Kathleen Coxwell
https://www.moneytalksnews.com/slideshows/jobs-for-seniors-what-are-the-best-jobs-after-retirement/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Only 36% of Voters Say Biden’s First 100 Days a Success
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/biden_administration/only_36_of_voters_say_biden_s_first_100_days_a_success

GUARDIAN
— ‘We’re not sworn enemies’: Liz Cheney defends herself for fist-bumping Biden. No 3 ranking Republican previously came under sustained attack from her own party for criticizing Donald Trump – Ed Pilkington
(DIERSEN: A house divided against itself cannot stand. The Republican Party lets Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs lead the party. The aforesaid a) focus on driving Republicans out of the Republican Party and b) focus on destroying the Republican Party. I should write a book about the success that the aforesaid destroyers have had since 2000 in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton. I would focus on the aforesaid destroyers who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/30/liz-cheney-joe-biden-fist-bump-republicans

April 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 3,394 new coronavirus cases, 38 deaths; Cook County announces new reopening measures. Cook County announces new guidelines for restaurant capacity, spectator events.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-3394-new-covid-19-cases-38-deaths;-cook-co-reopening-measures/10560083/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Feds charge Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson – nephew, grandson to two Chicago mayors | Plan to rename Lake Shore Drive in honor of DuSable advances | Lightfoot loosens COVID-19 restrictions – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lake-shore-drive-dusable-rename-lightfoot-reopening-vax-pass-hesitancy-spin-20210429-plgj6g6lurbq3fsv4gsmswjdp4-story.html
— Almost 20% of high school students in CPS absent from classes, and only 11% attending in-person instruction – KAREN ANN CULLOTTA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-public-schools-attendance-reopen-20210429-duzm32hyebcx7k6yefe2p4bqgu-story.html
— Illinois online sports betting remote sign-up push earns frosty reception – RYAN BUTLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/gambling/ct-aud-actnet-illinois-online-sports-betting-20210429-wc3ahxjrgzchfjfpgf4tsrpsga-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/events/2021/4/29/22406108/social-justice-in-chicago-the-march-for-immigration-reform-undocumented-immigrants-chicago-advocates

DAILY HERALD
— GOP’s Sen. Scott suggests Democrats use race as political weapon – AP
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans are racists.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210429/gops-sen-scott-suggests-democrats-use-race-as-political-weapon
— Could a vaccination passport program be coming to Illinois? – Jake Griffin
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats require vaccine passports to get into grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals, restaurants, schools, government buildings, hotels, etc.?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210429/could-a-vaccination-passport-program-be-coming-to-illinois-

COLUMBIA CHRONICLE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://columbiachronicle.com/a-year-later-racial-inequities-remain-after-legalizing-recreational-marijuana-in-illinois

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Rise of ‘Fed Ed’ Accelerated Demise of Real Education – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/rise-of-fed-ed-accelerated-demise-of-real-education/

CAPITOL FAX
— IDPH working on program to help people prove they’ve been vaxed.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/29/idph-working-on-program-to-help-people-prove-theyve-been-vaxed/
— 3,394 new confirmed and probable cases; 38 additional deaths; 2,115 hospitalized; 475 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4 percent average test positivity rate; 97,434 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/29/3394-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-38-additional-deaths-2115-hospitalized-475-in-icu-35-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-4-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-97434-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Cruz: Minorities like Tim Scott who don’t ‘sit down and shut up and obey’ ‘enrage’ the left. Twitter users blasted Scott as ‘Uncle Tim’ after South Carolina Republican gave formal response to Biden address.
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ted-cruz-tim-scott-response-biden-address-traitor

BLAZE
— Tim Scott says ‘America is not a racist country.’ Liberals immediately try to prove him wrong by calling him racist epithets. – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tim-scott-america-not-racist
— Cruz sends message to woke CEOs: Better hope Democrats take your calls. Republicans are done with you. – CHRIS FIELD
(DIERSEN: To be woke is to be anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cruz-message-for-woke-ceos

DAILY WIRE
— Tim Scott Shreds Joe Biden In Rebuttal Speech: Biden Is Tearing Us Apart After Promising To Unite Nation
https://www.dailywire.com/news/tim-scott-shreds-joe-biden-in-rebuttal-speech-biden-is-tearing-us-apart-after-promising-to-unite-nation

GOPUSA
— ‘What About 9/11?’ Twitter Ridicules Joe Biden After He Calls Capitol Storming The ‘Worst Attack On Our Democracy Since The Civil War’ In First Address To Congress
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109640
— Sen. Tim Scott Rebuts Biden Speech: Hear Me Clearly, America Is Not A Racist Country
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109634
— The Circular Logic Of Systemic Racism
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109551
— At Least 40 States Creating Legislation That Would Ban Vaccine Requirements
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109614

CNS NEWS
— Rev. Graham: ‘Cancel Culture’ Left Is Taking U.S. ‘Down a Road Toward Communism’ – Michael W. Chapman
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/michael-w-chapman/rev-graham-cancel-culture-left-taking-us-down-road-toward

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Do Population Changes Help Red America or Blue America? – Froma Harrop
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to a) drive Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct and b) replace them with Democrats who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/04/29/do_population_changes_help_red_america_or_blue_america_145671.html

AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT
— Biden Wants Americans Dependent on Government Largesse
https://getliberty.org/2021/04/biden-wants-americans-dependent-on-government-largesse/

NBC NEWS
— Pence makes foray back into political debate with speech to S.C. conservatives. The former vice president is going to a key presidential nominating state to launch his criticism of Biden’s first 100 days. – Amanda Golden and Hallie Jackson
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/pence-makes-foray-back-political-debate-speech-s-c-conservatives-n1265850

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to a) drive Republicans out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct and b) replace them with Democrats who are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/29/republican-rhetoric-extreme-base/

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Trump: ‘100 percent, I am thinking about running’ in 2024. Florida’s Ron DeSantis ‘would be considered’ as running mate. – Tim Darnell
https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/trump-100-percent-i-am-thinking-about-running-in-2024/IHNPP5NHRNFKVITEB5QAJBWAME/

MARKET WATCH
— Redistricting alone could give Republicans control of the House in 2022, experts say – Chris Matthews
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/redistricting-alone-could-give-republicans-control-of-the-house-in-2022-experts-say-11619554838

SALON
— Biden wants to fight racist exclusionary zoning laws. Will it work? “Modern-day redlining”: Activists wonder if ending exclusionary zoning will go far enough in fighting inequality – NICOLE KARLIS
(DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical Democrats and RINOs who want low-income housing a) in their county, but not in their township, b) in their township, but not in their municipality, c) in their municipality, but not in their municipal district, d) in their municipal district, but not in their precinct, and e) in their precinct, but not in their neighborhood? I should write a book about such hypocritical NIMBYers.)
https://www.salon.com/2021/04/25/biden-wants-to-fight-racist-exclusionary-zoning-laws-will-it-work/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Say ‘No’ to Benefits for Illegal Immigrants
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/voters_say_no_to_benefits_for_illegal_immigrants

FACEBOOK
— Creating More Opportunities for Independent, Local Writers to Thrive – Campbell Brown
(DIERSEN: Facebook considers anything that does not promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms to be propaganda.)
https://www.facebook.com/journalismproject/apply-platform-independent-writers

(FROM THE ANNOUNCEMENT: Today we’re announcing a new opportunity for U.S. writers creating public interest journalism in their communities. We’re committing $5 million to support local journalists interested in starting or continuing their work on our new platform for independent writers which you can learn more about here. Applications open today for those looking to gain access to this new platform and the services we are offering to build an independent business. . .As part of any such deal successful applicants will commit to: Regularly publish written, public-interest journalism focused on a local community using Facebook’s tools. . .We are prioritizing applicants who meet the following criteria: You will extensively cover Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian or other audiences of color. The location you intend to cover or the community you will cover within your chosen location are not served by an existing media company. You are an independent writer who is not currently employed at a news publication. We’re also looking to increase access to writers who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian or another community of color, or who extensively cover these audiences. By focusing on diversity we can better ensure that communities of color are served by quality local journalism. . .Applicants must NOT: Carry on propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence specific legislation. . .Each application must include the following: Answers to general questions about the Applicant’s professional background and the community the Applicant proposes to cover. An explanation of the Applicant’s current digital audience across different digital platforms.)

April 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois loses 1 seat in Congress after 2020 census, will have 17 instead of 18 in House of Representatives
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-loses-1-congressional-seat-after-2020-census/10550084/
— Texas Gains Congress Seats, Calif. Loses Seat for First Time: Census The Census Bureau released the first data from its 2020 headcount – Mike Schneider and Nicholas Riccardi
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/census-bureau-to-release-state-population-data-used-to-determine-house-seats/2495162/
— 1st census numbers released, setting up contentious redistricting cycle – KENDALL KARSON
https://abc7chicago.com/1st-census-numbers-released-setting-up-contentious-redistricting-cycle/10550205/
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,137 new coronavirus cases, 10 deaths – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2137-new-covid-19-cases-10-deaths/10549665/

CBS2
— Illinois To Lose Congressional Seat Following 2020 Census
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/26/illinois-losing-congressional-seat-2020-census/
— ‘The More Convenient The Better’: DuPage Leads The Area With The Most COVID Vaccinations – Marie Saavedra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/04/26/dupage-leads-area-most-covid-vaccinations/

WGN TV
— Some Illinois community colleges not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/some-illinois-community-colleges-not-requiring-covid-19-vaccinations/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois to lose one seat in Congress due to population shifts found in the new Census. The U.S. Constitution requires an apportionment of representatives among the states every 10 years. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/26/22403917/illinois-congress-seats-house-representatives-reapportionment-census-population
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote race-based politics.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/4/26/22404146/washington-d-c-statehood-hr51-jesse-jackson

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Illinois Exodus continues. We’re losing a congressional seat. – EDITORIAL
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest during the last 20 years to drive out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have the following demographics: conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-prem-edit-illinois-fair-map-redistricting-20210426-7phjrhb4g5cz7ejmkuz4elmwmi-story.html
— Illinois to lose congressional seat over population drop | Former congressman Gutiérrez blasts Kim Foxx | Lightfoot touts economic development in struggling neighborhoods as critics hammer her over crime – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-gutierrez-foxx-lightfoot-economic-development-crime-spin-20210426-d2usn2au3ja6be7a6u3b2lmfhi-story.html
— Illinois will lose one congressional seat as a result of latest US census, which shows state was 1 of 3 to see population drop in last decade – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-congress-redistricting-census-20210426-6sxfzcxhmfe2dpokhg5qqnnv4u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Census shows Indiana grows, retains all 9 US House seats – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210426/news/304269908/
— Earmarks return to Illinois politics, and so does the debate – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210426/earmarks-return-to-illinois-politics-and-so-does-the-debate
— Illinois opioid deaths increased 32% in 2020 – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210426/illinois-opioid-deaths-increased-32-in-2020
— General Assembly passes hundreds of bills as session’s end approaches – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210426/general-assembly-passes-hundreds-of-bills-as-sessions-end-approaches
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater says “A reckoning on racism? Not for many leaders of GOP.” Republicans should sue those who call them racists.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210426/news/304269994/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Bill to create more elected positions in Capital Township passes Senate, pending in House – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/04/26/more-elected-positions-capital-township-approved-illinois-senate/7388628002/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— ‘We’ve got to turn that around,’ Pritzker says of declining population that will cost Illinois a congressional seat – TIM KIRSININKAS
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest during the last 20 years to drive out of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who have the following demographics: conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/we-ve-got-to-turn-that-around-pritzker-says-of-declining-population-that-will-cost/article_2354e2ba-28f0-574a-8a18-57a206164322.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois General Assembly passes hundreds of bills as session end approaches – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/watch-now-illinois-general-assembly-passes-hundreds-of-bills-as-session-end-approaches/article_9a5e7c37-b7d7-5961-ac46-c0476ece4b1b.html

MY RADIO LINK
— Congresswoman Miller Issues a Statement of Support for Effingham County’s Second Amendment Preservation Act
https://www.myradiolink.com/2021/04/26/congresswoman-miller-issues-a-statement-of-support-for-effingham-countys-second-amendment-preservation-act/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 1,420 New Cases In 1 Week. In total, there have been 87,807 coronavirus cases and 1,257 deaths in DuPage County as of Sunday, according to IDPH. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-1-420-new-cases-1-week

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Evanston to promote reparations nationwide. Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/evanston-reparations-law-breaks-new-ground-sets-stage-for-national-debate

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TEACHERS’ UNION LEADS EFFORT FOR STATE TO CONTROL NON-PUBLIC, HOME SCHOOLS DURING HEALTH EMERGENCIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/04/teachers-union-lead-effort-for-state-to-control-non-public-home-schools-during-health-emergencies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,137 new confirmed and probable cases; 10 additional deaths; 2,083 hospitalized; 506 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4.1 percent average test positivity rate; 105,873 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/04/26/2137-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-10-additional-deaths-2083-hospitalized-506-in-icu-35-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-41-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-105873-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Migrants take to trains to jump border, get around highway checkpoints. El Paso reports 62% jump in illegal immigrants nabbed on trains at ports of entry. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/26/migrants-take-trains-jump-border-get-around-highwa/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Texas and Florida to get new House seats, boosting GOP 2022 chances for majority – David Mark
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/texas-and-florida-get-new-house-seats-boosting-gop-2022-chances-for-majority

GOPUSA
— The Destructive & Arrogant Ignorance Of The Black Lives Matter Movement
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109448
— Chamber Of Commerce Endorses Plan To Disenfranchise American Workers
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109441

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Afforded Special Treatment’ — GOP Congressmen (including Rodney Davis) Send Letter To Acting Sergeant At Arms Over Pelosi And Metal Detector Fines – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/04/26/republicans-rodney-davis-loudermilk-steil-nancy-pelosi-metal-detector-fines-letter-sergeant-arms/

PJ MEDIA
— The Census Results May Give Republicans an Edge in the 2022 Election – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/04/26/will-the-census-results-give-republicans-an-edge-in-the-2022-election-n1442868

THE HILL
— Six states to gain House seats as population growth slows – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/550327-six-states-to-gain-house-seats
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Uninvited Trump is specter at GOP retreat.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/550338-uninvited-trump-is-specter-at-gop-retreat

CNN
— Census Bureau announces 331 million people in US, Texas will add two congressional seats – Dan Merica
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/26/politics/us-census-2020-results/index.html

NEW YOUR TIMES
— U.S. Population Over Last Decade Grew at Slowest Rate Since 1930s – Sabrina Tavernise and Robert Gebeloff
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/26/us/us-census-numbers.html

WASHINGTON POST
— New census numbers shift political power south to Republican strongholds – Michael Scherer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/census-politics-house-electoral-votes/2021/04/26/1d1c28f6-a439-11eb-a774-7b47ceb36ee8_story.html
— 2020 Census shows U.S. population grew at slowest pace since the 1930s – Tara Bahrampour, Harry Stevens and Adrian Blanco
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/interactive/2021/2020-census-us-population-results/

NEWSWEEK
— GOP Gets Big Win in Census Redistricting Battle, As 3 Republican-Held States Gain Seats in Congress – GRAHAM MCNALLY
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-gets-big-win-census-redistricting-battle-gaining-control-3-swing-states-1586563