January 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Women’s March Chicago draws thousands to Grant Park in support of women’s right and civil liberties (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/womens-march-chicago-brings-renewed-purpose-through-gallery-of-issues-/5860406/

NBC5
— Thousands Turn Out For Chicago Women’s March Demonstrations took place in Chicago and across the country to raise awareness of several issues
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/thousands-turn-out-for-chicago-womens-march/2203522/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Scenes from the 2020 Chicago Women’s March Thousands of women braved unfavorable weather Saturday to converge downtown with leaders including Lori Lightfoot, Kim Foxx and Toni Preckwinkle.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/1/18/21070962/2020-chicago-womens-march-photos

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— ‘We cannot rest on our laurels,’ says Mayor Lori Lightfoot in Grant Park as another Women’s March Chicago is in the books after hiatus in 2019 – ANGIE LEVENTIS LOURGOS and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-womens-march-chicago-saturday-morning-20200117-flkr7wstu5ejtkbzfq6mn5ifeu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-shortage-forecast-20200118-ghjx5i73pffb7adlqy6u2t5nwi-story.html
— House outlines impeachment case, and Trump’s team has fiery response – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-impeachment-trial-arguments-20200118-5ijlq6wdyfew7oacrpjw2t77cy-story.html
— Deceased Republican operative’s gerrymander files posted online by estranged daughter: ‘Redistricting is one of the most profitable and businesslike investment(s) that the GOP can make’ – AP (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the Gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-thomas-hofeller-gerrymandering-documents-20200118-n36mq3ld5zarfev6as6rpozehe-story.html
— Repeating: Democrats, it’s time for Madigan to go. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-democrats-michael-madigan-corruption-scandal-20200118-a6foyvt7lvcfpbnigl3ux7nzhi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/after-felony-convictions-elgin-man-now-has-chance-to-become-a-marijuana-craft-grower
— ‘We want change’: Hundreds rally in Geneva for Fox Valley Women’s March – Lauren Rohr (DIERSEN: What percent of the marchers were anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200118/we-want-change-hundreds-rally-in-geneva-for-fox-valley-womens-march

PEKIN TIMES
— Lightford, Harmon frontrunners to replace Cullerton as Senate president – Doug Finke 
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200118/lightford-harmon-frontrunners-to-replace-cullerton-as-senate-president

HERALD & REVIEW
— What presidential candidates do Illinois delegates support? Here’s how it works.
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/what-presidential-candidates-do-illinois-delegates-support-here-s-how/article_50768f55-5143-51c1-aa55-4a3714810d91.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Ethics Task Force Focuses on Lobbying – Greg Bishop (DIERSEN: Those who work against me talk and/or act like they are paid to do that.) 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=297335#.XiOZ1CN_OM8

SOUTHERN
— Delegate votes in primaries can be ‘super important,’ party leader says – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/delegate-votes-in-primaries-can-be-super-important-party-leader/article_a0397c17-86d6-5a7f-b5cd-50af1b950329.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Central Illinois Republican & Democratic leaders split on progressive income tax plan – Darronté Matthews
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/central-illinois-republican-democratic-leaders-split-on-progressive-income-tax-plan/

WGLT
— Republican State Officials: Democrats Will Come After Middle Class With ‘Fair’ Income Tax – BREANNA GROW
https://www.wglt.org/post/republican-state-officials-democrats-will-come-after-middle-class-fair-income-tax#stream/0

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Naperville Homeowners Confederation Host Roundtable
https://www.nctv17.com/news/nap-homeowners-confederation-host-roundtable/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: QUESTIONS: Who promotes tattoos? ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. 
https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/emily-kempf-julia-campione-sema-graham-women-nonbinary-tattoo-artists/Content

CHICAGO CRUSADER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicagocrusader.com/acc-of-illinois-will-hold-a-dispensary-agent-hiring-and-training-event/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Denver Post columnist accuses newspaper of firing him for insisting ‘there are only two sexes’ Independence Institute president Jon Caldara had penned column since 2016 – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/fired-denver-post-columnist-says-he-was-canned-ins/
— Dems respect the Constitution only when it suits them Pelosi’s Constitution and rule of law – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/democrats-respect-the-us-constitution-only-when-it/
— Trump slams Virginia Gov. Northam for ‘very serious attack’ on 2nd Amendment ‘That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away’ – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/18/trump-says-second-amendment-under-very-serious-att/

BREITBART
— Populist Dick Durbin Says Donald Trump Betrays American Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/17/populist-dick-durbin-says-donald-trump-betrays-american-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘I Want Trump Out!’: Migrants Plan To Cross US Border Once Trump Leaves Office – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/17/migrants-hoping-trump-loses-election/

NEWSMAX
— Anatomy of the GAO Trump Smear – Scot Faulkner (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who side with the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997 against me. I would focus on those who a) have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and b) paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.newsmax.com/scotfaulkner/government-accountability-office-trump-report-ukraine/2020/01/17/id/950282/

PJ MEDIA
— Illegal Immigrants Are Gambling on Trump Losing Election So They Can Cross Border – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/illegal-immigrants-are-gambling-on-trump-losing-election-so-they-can-cross-border/
— There Are No ‘Moderate’ Democrats Anymore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrats, Libertarian, Green, or RINO, is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/there-are-no-moderate-democrats-anymore/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Impeachment: Salon Compares Republican Senators to Jim Crow Jury – P.J. Gladnick (DIERSEN: What if Diersen v.GAO had gone to a jury? The jury pool in Chicago is overwhelmingly anti-federal employee, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/pj-gladnick/2020/01/17/impeachment-salon-compares-republican-senators-jim-crow-jury

LIVE ACTION
— New report shows Illinois has become ‘the abortion dumping ground of the Midwest’ – Kristi Burton Brown
https://www.liveaction.org/news/report-illinois-abortion-dumping-ground-midwest/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The GAO’s Report – RAMESH PONNURU
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-impeachment-gao-report-concludes-trump-administration-broke-law-in-freezing-aid-to-ukraine/

POLITICO
— Never Trumpers flame out Joe Walsh and Bill Weld have failed to file in many of the states where GOP presidential primaries will be held this year. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/18/never-trump-2020-walsh-weld-100665

THE HILL
— Trump lawyers attack House impeachment as ‘brazen and unlawful’ effort to overturn 2016 results – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478942-trump-lawyers-attack-house-impeachment-as-brazen-and-unlawful-effort
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/478945-democrats-file-brief-against-trump-the-founders-worst-nightmare

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/opinion/sunday/republicans-trump-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-democrats-say-senate-must-eliminate-the-threat-that-the-president-poses-to-americas-national-security/2020/01/18/c845ec04-3a03-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Mexican Forces Clash With Migrants at Border With Guatemala Government wants to stop caravan of 1500 people, mostly Hondurans, from entering Mexico as it tries to reach the U.S. – Juan Montes and José de Córdoba
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mexican-forces-clash-with-migrants-at-border-with-guatemala-11579387934

UNION JOURNAL
— Government Accountability Office Throws a Hail Mary to Undermine Trump – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/government-accountability-office-throws-a-hail-mary-to-undermine-trump/

WEST CENTRAL TRIBUNE
— Best path to a younger flock? Church asks older members to worship elsewhere – Bob Shaw (DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always promoted age discrimination. I should write a book about them. Better yet, I should sue them.)
https://www.wctrib.com/lifestyle/faith/4871798-Best-path-to-a-younger-flock-Church-asks-older-members-to-worship-elsewhere

LOS ANGELES PROGRESSIVE
— How Discrimination Lawyers Assess Discrimination Cases (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the less likely that discrimination lawyers will represent you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, past/present government employee, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.laprogressive.com/discrimination-cases/

January 13 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 12 Evenung Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/12/21059426/chicago-dispensaries-key-takeaways-recreational-weed-sales-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— State Rep. Tom Morrison hosts ‘Coffee and Conversation’ Jan. 18 in Rolling Meadows
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200112/state-rep-tom-morrison-hosts-coffee-and-conversation-jan-18-in-rolling-meadows

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Majority of Americans disapprove of how Trump handled Iran conflict.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/poll-most-americans-disapprove-of-how-trump-handled-iran-conflict/5841684/

NBC5
— Trump, Pelosi Square Off Ahead of Impeachment Trial Democrats are trying to put pressure on senators, particularly those up for reelection in 2020, to consider new testimony – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-americans-want-fair-trial-on-trump-impeachment/2200084/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-updating-birth-certificates-for-transgender-dads/2200107/

CBS2
— Edgar Gonzalez Jr., Aide To Congressman Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia, Picked To Fill Vacant Illinois House Seat – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/12/edgar-gonzalez-jr-aide-to-congressman-jesus-chuy-garcia-picked-to-fill-vacant-illinois-house-seat/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Soldier from Aurora killed in Afghanistan
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/soldier-from-aurora-killed-in-afghanistan

HERALD & REVIEW
— Property tax relief group recommends expanding Illinois sales tax. Gov. Pritzker says there has to be another way. – JAMIE MUNKS
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/property-tax-relief-group-recommends-expanding-illinois-sales-tax-gov/article_3d0e331b-8b5a-542f-8072-8ce5cf0e6d73.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Community activist Edgar Gonzalez Jr., 23, named to vacant Chicago-area state House post – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Activist-23-named-to-vacant-Chicago-area-state-14969424.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Gonzalez, a recent Harvard University graduate, is president of a local ward political organization and serves as a member of Garcia’s constituent services staff, according to a Saturday news release.)

SUBURBAN LIFE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Four more years!’ — Supporters of President Trump rally in Joliet Local demonstrators hold up signs, cheer for President Donald Trump – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/01/10/four-more-years-supporters-of-president-trump-rally-in-joliet/abrnsxs/

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Shouldn’t marijuana buyers be working during the day? With the long lines to buy marijuana in Illinois during the work day, the question arises in my mind: Is this where our unemployment and welfare money goes? – Roger P. Bickel, St. Charles
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/mailbag/letter-shouldn-t-marijuana-buyers-be-working-during-the-day/article_b55e10e1-ebcc-5b3c-8863-b008ac37a4fc.html

WQAD
— Sen. Anderson worries legal pot is overtaxed – JIM MERTENS
https://wqad.com/2020/01/12/this-week-sen-anderson-worries-legal-pot-is-overtaxed/

CHICAGO MORNING STAR
— The Mid-America Regional Bargaining Association has posted the legal issues related to cannabis and workplace safety. – Ivan Cease (DIERSEN: Of course, pot pushing Democrats, pot pushing Libertarians, pot pushing Greens, and pot pushing RINOs will do everything that they can to remove all restrictions on the sale and use of pot.) 
https://chicagomorningstar.com/marba-posts-legal-issues-regarding-cannabis-and-employment-status

BREITBART
— In Immigration Debate, Trump Says We Don’t Have Enough American Workers to Fill Skilled Labor Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/01/12/donald-trump-we-dont-have-enough-foreign-workers/
— 12 Shot, 5 Killed in Democrat-Controlled Baltimore – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/12/12-shot-5-killed-in-democrat-controlled-baltimore/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Meghan Markle, from actress to duchess to slave descendant – Paul H. Yarbrough 
https://www.commdiginews.com/entertainment/meghan-markle-from-actress-duchess-to-slave-descendant-126150/

DAILY WIRE
— Shocking Number Of Young Americans Say Other Countries Are Better Than U.S. – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: Trump-haters shout at young Americans, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/shocking-number-of-young-americans-say-other-countries-are-better-than-u-s

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: ICE says Cook county released over 1000 illegals with criminal records last year after refusing detainers – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/12/ice-says-cook-county-released-over-1000-illegals-with-criminal-records-last-year-after-refusing-detainers-875118

EPOCH TIMES
— Texas Is First State to Opt Out of Accepting Refugees in 2020 – CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON
https://www.theepochtimes.com/texas-is-first-state-to-opt-out-of-accepting-refugees-in-2020_3201721.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/477914-one-of-texass-largest-newspapers-blasts-governor-for-choosing-to-reject

NEW YORK TIMES
— What if Democrats Tried Real Outreach? – Kristee Paschall (DIERSEN: What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/09/opinion/voter-turnout-2020.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi says Trump ‘impeached for life’ despite McConnell’s ‘gamesmanship,’ ‘coverup’ – Elise Viebeck and Juliet Eilperin (DIERSEN: Which adverse actions do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupe stress that you will have “for life?” Mine stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Post Office employee, etc. They stress how poorly many past and present Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, MTRO, Wheaton, WCC, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois leaders treat me and treat my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-says-trump-impeached-for-life-despite-mcconnells-gamesmanship-coverup/2020/01/12/4e75531a-3544-11ea-9541-9107303481a4_story.html
— Why America’s suburbs could be so important in 2020, visualized A look at the closest precincts from four years ago. – Philip Bump 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/01/10/why-americas-suburbs-could-be-so-important-2020-visualized/
— Conservatives in deep-blue Maryland strategize and commiserate – Rebecca Tan (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) were as open about what they are doing as Maryland Republicans are? Those who dominate the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO talk and/or act like they do not want me to report anything about IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO meetings and events including a) who spoke at the meetings and events, b) how many attended, or c) names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.)
https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Conservatives-in-deep-blue-Maryland-strategize-14969852.php
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Maryland’s strong Democratic majority seemed far away this weekend at a conference near the State House, where Republicans discussed their priorities for 2020. During speeches Saturday by elected GOP officials and party leaders, attendees booed the costly education overhaul proposal being championed by the deep-blue General Assembly, cheered raucously for President Donald Trump and poked fun at candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. In between panels about how to reduce gun-control restrictions and limit access to abortion, dozens of the party faithful exchanged business cards, snapped selfies and commiserated over being conservative in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1 and have a veto-proof majority in both chambers of the legislature. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, a moderate in his party who has frequently criticized Trump, was not present at the conference hosted by the conservative website Red Maryland. Hogan’s spokesman said the governor was invited but could not attend “because of his schedule.”)

DALLAS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2020/01/12/presidential-contender-mike-bloomberg-calls-texas-gov-greg-abbotts-decision-on-refugees-outrageous/

CORSICANA DAILY SUN
— Navarro County Republicans discuss upcoming election – Mark Archibald (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) were as open about what they are doing as the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee is? Those who dominate the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO talk and/or act like they do not want me to report anything about IRP, DCRCC, or MTRO meetings and events including a) who spoke at the meetings and events, b) how many attended, or c) names of the candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who attended. What will the following do to maximize the number of March 17, 2020 Republican primary ballots cast in your precinct: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the officers of your Republican township, ward, and/or country party organizations, c) your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, and d) the IRP officers? I will be a) hand-delivering sample ballots and campaign literature to the homes in my precinct that have one or more Republican or Independent voters and b) encouraging homeowners and businesses to display signs for the Republican candidates.)
https://www.corsicanadailysun.com/news/navarro-county-republicans-discuss-upcoming-election/article_40909998-33f1-11ea-8e90-1f2c41788c59.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Members of the Navarro County Republican Executive Committee heard from candidates in contested races at a regular meeting Tuesday at the group’s headquarters in Corsicana. Candidates for Navarro County Sheriff, Pct. 3 Commissioner, Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 and Navarro County District Attorney introduced themselves to those in attendance. Sheriff Elmer Tanner received the endorsement of Texas Representative Cody Harris, “I’m honored to receive Harris’s support,” he said, “Cody understands and respects the job that we do.” “Sheriff Tanner worked closely with me during the 86th Legislative session, making sure I understood how legislation would affect the people of Navarro County.” The Palestine Republican said, “without question, Elmer Tanner is the right man for the job.” Tanner will face David Foreman in the March 3 primary. Those in attendance approved the appointments of four precinct chairs who filled for office but faced no primary challenge. Precinct Chairs are instrumental helping the Republican Party get out the vote. Republicans now have 23 of 30 Navarro County precincts filled. “It’s time to get out there and shake up our precincts,” said Bobby Vickery who was appointed to Pct. 404 “It’s extremely important that we contact every Republican and make sure they get out to vote,” said Navarro County Republican Chairman Eric Meyers. “Nearly 1,000 people move to Texas every day, we need to make sure Texas stays red.” Meyers also alerted party faithful about important upcoming dates in the “consequential 2020 election year.” The last day to register to vote in the Texas primary is Feb. 3. Anyone interested may now request a ballot by mail from the Navarro County Elections Administration Office. Any requests must be returned to the Elections Office by Feb. 21. Early voting for the primary election is from Feb. 18 to 28 at the Navarro County Annex building, 601 N. 13th Street in Corsicana. The Texas primary will be March 3. Navarro County residents will have several opportunities to hear from candidates in upcoming forums, and meet and greets. The Conservative Society of Navarro County, in conjunction with the Republican Women and the Republican Party of Navarro County, will host a federal candidate meet and greet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Republican Party Headquarters, 111 W. Third Ave. in Corsicana. The Republican Women will hold a candidate forum lunch at Republican Headquarters at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Corsicana Opry/ Silver Saddle Saloon will host the Republican Party of Navarro County Candidate Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. The group is finalizing plans for its March 6, Navarro County Reagan Day Dinner. The group also voted to hold the Precinct Convention at the Navarro County Courthouse on Saturday, March 14. The County Convention will be held the following week on Saturday, March 21. Republican delegates from each of Texas’s 254 counties will meet in Houston at the state convention the week of May 11-16. The Texas state Republican convention is expected to be larger than the National Republican gathering. The national convention will be in Charlotte, North Carolina in August. All other regular reports were adopted. The next meeting of the Navarro County Executive Committee will be at party headquarters in April.)

DESERET NEWS
— Unaffiliated Utah voters risk being shut out of the presidential primary — unless they do this – Sahalie Donaldson (DIERSEN: In your precinct, for the March 17 primary election, how Democrats will cast Republican ballots to do whatever damage they can to the Republican Party? Do not expect those Democrats to vote for unopposed Republican Precinct Committeemen.)
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/1/12/21055079/super-tuesday-unaffiliated-voters-presidential-primary-trump-biden-sanders

FORBES
— FEBRUARY 7, 2013 FLASHBACK: What To Do When A Co-Worker Tries To Sabotage Your Career – Jacquelyn Smith (DIERSEN: What have been the demographics most commonly shared by those who have worked the hardest against you? Most commonly, those who have worked the hardest against me either are or paint themselves as being anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. If I wrote a book about them, I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout and b) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/02/07/what-to-do-when-a-co-worker-tries-to-sabotage-your-career/#e0359302f8cf

January 5 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 5 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 1 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says impeachment will only ’embolden’ Trump – BEATRICE PETERSON
https://abc7chicago.com/rep-tulsi-gabbard-says-impeachment-will-only-embolden-trump/5796131/

CBS2
— Legal Marijuana Sales May Spark Midwest Interstate Tension – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/29/legal-marijuana-sales-may-spark-midwest-interstate-tension/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sweeping ICE raids in Mississippi’s chicken country opened up jobs for American workers. – RICHARD FAUSSET
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-ice-raids-mississippi-chicken-country-20191229-liu65wnfdfgitmjnoifo5xoy2e-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— States charge more for electric cars as new laws take effect – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191229/news/312299944/

HERALD & REVIEW
— New Illinois law requires companies to train employees on how to recognize, prevent sexual harassment – ABDEL JIMENEZ (DIERSEN: What about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid?)
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/new-illinois-law-requires-companies-to-train-employees-on-how/article_618fb736-83ea-5c26-9477-00ff34fe87f4.html
— The Herald & Review’s goals for 2020 — and how you can help us – Chris Coates (DIERSEN: What goals do the following have for 2020: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican township, ward, and county party organizations, and your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain? My goals for 2020 include helping elect all the Republican candidates on the November 3 ballot in my precinct. I will focus on getting yard sign locations in my precinct for the candidates. I will deliver sample ballots and campaign literature to the Republican and Independent voters in my precinct. I will encourage the candidates to help sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. I will continue to put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/the-herald-review-s-goals-for-and-how-you-can/article_c16cfaba-f14d-5a96-8c8b-a569ff2119e4.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.news-gazette.com/business/entrepreneurs/local-marijuana-dispensaries-not-wasting-any-time/article_f73d506e-3392-575e-8dfa-35ec9a2a6deb.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Officials warn about increase in drunk driving over holidays – Amanda Henderson
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/officials-warn-about-increase-in-drunk-driving-over-holidays

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Year in Review: Top 19 Political Headlines in 2019 – Mark Maxwell
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/illinois-capitol-news/year-in-review-top-19-political-headlines-in-2019/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: All But Official Catalina Lauf Will Remain on Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/29/il-14-all-but-official-catalina-lauf-will-remain-on-ballot/ 
— Bob Miller Answers Questions in Algonquin Township Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/29/bob-miller-answers-questions-in-algonquin-township-case/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former US attorney in southern Illinois Steve Wigginton charged with 3rd DUI – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/29/former-us-attorney-in-southern-illinois-charged-wi/

AMERICAN THINKER
— How Obama Impacted the Military – Janet Levy
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/12_27_2019_16_54.html
— Despicable: Black attacks on Jews are rooted in Democrats’ coddling of anti-Semites – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/despicable_black_attacks_on_jews_are_rooted_in_democrats_coddling_of_antisemites.html
— The unhinged Left can doom us – Don Herston
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_unhinged_left_can_doom_us.html

BREITBART
— New York Times Disdains Wage Raises for Blue-Collar Americans – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/12/29/new-york-times-disdains-wage-raises-for-americans/

TOWNHALL
— Truth Bomb: Former Democratic Politician Says Anti-Semitism in NY Comes From the Left – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/29/former-democratic-politician-says-antisemitism-is-coming-from-the-left-n2558658

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘If He’d Take It’: Biden Says He’s Open to Nominating Obama for Supreme Court – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/if-hed-take-it-biden-says-hes-open-to-nominating-obama-for-supreme-court_3187764.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Pew study says nonwhites now majority of US births, K-12 population due to open borders – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/12/29/pew-study-says-nonwhites-now-majority-of-us-births-k-12-population-due-to-open-borders-869515

CANADA FREE PRESS
— The Trump Train Rolls Over Democrat Roadblocks – Jeff Crouere 
https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-trump-train-rolls-over-democrat-roadblocks
— The Return of the Homosexual Imperialists – Cliff Kincaid 
https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-return-of-the-homosexual-imperialists
— A Good Scapegoat is Almost as Good as a Solution – Chuck Lehmann
https://canadafreepress.com/article/a-good-scapegoat-is-almost-as-good-as-a-solution
— Slouching Toward Gomorrah – Chuck Lehmann
https://canadafreepress.com/article/slouching-toward-gomorrah
— African Americans Are Taking Back Jobs Stolen By Illegal Aliens
https://canadafreepress.com/article/african-americans-are-taking-back-jobs-stolen-by-illegal-aliens

THE HILL
— Democrats worry impeachment acquittal will embolden Trump – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475855-democrats-worry-impeachment-acquittal-will-embolden-trump
— Trump official: ‘Everyone who wants a job can get a job’ in Trump economy – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: But what about a job that is appropriate for the applicant’s education, work experience, and professional certifications/licenses? But what about a job for those in Illinois who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/476139-trump-director-of-trade-everyone-who-wants-a-job-can-get-a-job-in

NEW YORK TIMES
— 8 Ways to Work Smarter in 2020 – Tim Herrera (DIERSEN: What could you have done to get promoted, but did NOT do? I did NOT become a Democrat. I did NOT pretend to be Swedish. I did NOT paint myself as being a yes-man. I did NOT help my supervisors get rid of their employees because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and had not made GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/29/smarter-living/8-ways-to-work-smarter-in-2020.html

NEW YORK POST
— How liberals are allowing anti-Semitism to flourish – Karol Markowicz
https://nypost.com/2019/12/29/how-liberals-are-allowing-anti-semitism-to-flourish/

FORBES
— You Must Answer This One Question If You Want To Maximize Your Career Success In 2020 – Mark Murphy (DIERSEN: What did you do to learn new job-related skills? I earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997 when I was 48 years old. I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981 when I was 32 years old. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 when I was 30 years old. I earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976 when I was 27 years old. I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21 years old.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/markmurphy/2020/12/29/you-must-answer-this-one-question-if-you-want-to-maximize-your-career-success-in-2020/#7d5adbeb5449

(FROM THE ARTICLE: First, set a big career goal for 2020. Maybe you want new responsibilities, a promotion, to double sales, or whatever. But then, after you set that goal, ask yourself, “What new skills am I going to have to learn in order to achieve my big goal?” If you can’t identify any new skills that you’ll need to learn, then you’ve just discovered that your goal needs to be more difficult. Forcing yourself to learn new skills sounds like a pretty obvious task. But our study called “If Employees Aren’t Learning, You’re Not Leading” discovered that only 35% of employees say that they’re Always learning something new at work. Meanwhile, 52% of employees are Never, Occasionally or Rarely learning new things. And as bad as it is that most employees aren’t actually learning new skills at work each year, the situation is even worse: Employees who are always learning new things are 10 times more likely to be inspired than those who are not. Not only does learning new skills keep our careers progressing, it also significantly increases our fulfillment and inspiration on the job. And as you can see in the chart below from the study, the more we increase our learning on the job, the more inspired we become.)

December 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— 20 shot, 3 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
https://abc7chicago.com/20-shot-3-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-violence/5796300/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-12/29/2019

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump Senate impeachment trial finds scant precedent in history – MIKE DORNING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-impeachment-senate-1999-20191229-story.html
— Naperville man says experiencing Woodstock in 1969 with best friend proved a ‘perfect segue to the rest of our lives’ – SUZANNE BAKER (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1969? I worked as a part-time mailman for the Democrats who ran the Park Forest Post Office until they forced me to resign in September. I was a full-time student at NIU. I stayed at University Plaza Dormitory, but I lived with my parents in Crete weekends during my first semester and during the summer. I drove a 1969 Dodge Charger SE. My father died suddenly in October.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-best-2019-naperville-man-woodstock-st-0816-20191227-gpfcskntybcz5ogobcdtxtgzjm-story.html
— Poverty grew in one-third of counties despite strong national economy – TIM HENDERSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, notwithstanding its very high cost of living, Republican-haters encourage people who have severe financial, health, and/or other problems to move to DuPage County.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-poverty-rate-20191229-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization

HERALD & REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-hoping-amid-rapid-pot-rollout/article_102c5b22-3b48-5d4e-9aca-33e42d094e6f.html
— Rallies in support of, and opposition to, President Trump claim busy Decatur street corners – Kennedy Nolen (DIERSEN: If rallies were held in support of Trump and/or in opposition to Trump in your municipality, in your township/ward, and/or in your county, what would the leaders of your municipality, your township/ward, and/or your county say about the leaders of those rallies?) 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rallies-in-support-of-and-opposition-to-president-trump-claim/article_6eff3ef6-6a16-51e7-bd80-bcfd830414b0.html

JOURNAL STANDARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.journalstandard.com/news/20191228/end-of-prohibition-means-sunny-day-for-rockford-area-marijuana-users

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization-in-illinois

LINCOLN COURIER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.lincolncourier.com/news/20191229/what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of-marijuana-legalization

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238723438.html
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article238752113.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/in-a-few-days-it-will-be-legal-to-use/article_56db8d9f-a783-5ef4-b6ed-71362c7773fa.html

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/marijuana/recreational-marijuana-in-illinois-what-you-need-to-know/article_56178c44-0909-581d-bcc5-f1c6087895fe.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump-supporters.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/2019-brought-stepped-efforts-counter-white-supremacist-violence

KMOV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.kmov.com/news/news-breaks-down-what-you-need-to-know-ahead-of/article_736eac96-29b1-11ea-9c4d-47ac545a6322.html

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— The Loss of Christianity at Christianity Today – Ron Citlau 
https://illinoisfamily.org/federal/the-loss-of-christianity-at-christianity-today/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Court calls for group to study jury selection discrimination – AP (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? From what I see, ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more certain that judges and juries will rule against you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, Republican, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters paint the aforesaid demographics negatively.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/28/court-calls-for-group-to-study-jury-selection-disc/

FOX NEWS
— 2019 was American journalism’s worst year ever – Here are 7 reasons why – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dan-gainor-2019-was-american-journalisms-worst-year-ever-here-are-7-reasons-why
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hatred of Trump The left-wing media hate Trump more than they hate anyone. It’s the foundation of everything they do, from Twitter snark to promoting the bogus impeachment. Left-wing journalists have repeatedly compared Trump to the worst people in history. MSNBC host Donny Deutsch told viewers that Trump had “so many stunning parallels to what Hitler was doing in the early ’30s.” Then he added one of the memorably stupid comments of 2019: “I’m not saying Trump is going to slaughter 6 million Jews, but …” The media also hate Trump supporters. CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter is one of many journalists who have referred to Trump voters as the “Trump cult.” He even inquired if the president was using “mind control.”)

DAILY CALLER
— Don’t Count On Trump To Leave A Lasting Impact On The GOP – Charles Kolb (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have had a lasting impact on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC). I would focus on those who have had the most success in driving conservatives out of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC, that is, those who had the most success in driving the base of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC out of the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC, that is, those who had the most success in destroying the IRP, DCRCC, and MTRCC.) 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/28/kolb-trump-impact-gop/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What ‘white privilege’ means in small-town West Virginia – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: Politics is nasty. Do your political critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demonize, denigrate, and condemn your hometown? Mine do. They demonize, denigrate, and condemn Crete where I lived 1948-1972 and where my brother continues to live. They paint Crete as having been full of German Lutherans who were White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things when I lived there. I should write a book about critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_white_privilege_means_in_smalltown_west_virginia.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The hate-filled war on straight white men has become so extreme that the University of Melbourne Student Union wants to ban white men from speaking in classes so women and transgenders will feel free to contribute to discussions. Insane social justice warriors demand that white men be silenced — not allowed to have an opinion regarding reviewing movies, climate change, and everything in between. Folks, we have allowed leftists to create a generation of hate-filled social justice warrior terrorists who believe that the world would be a much better place if we could get rid of scum-of-the-earth white guys like Pop Kern. While I am pleased that more and more people are fighting back, we need more people telling SJWs, “No! Back off! Get a life, and get a job!” The Democratic Party is the greatest distributor of class envy, racial hate, and division. Democrats have disdain for all things patriotic, wholesome, and good. The party has deteriorated to become a mob of hate-filled treasonous domestic terrorists who must be crushed in 2020.)
— The Gay Mafia Comes to Idaho – Jeremy Egerer
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_gay_mafia_comes_to_idaho.html
— Blue-Collar Workers are Now Solidly Republican – Tim Jones (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat, a Libertarian, a Green, or a RINO, you have to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/blue_collar_workers_are_now_solidly_republican.html

HUFFINGTON POST
— FEBRUARY 4, 2016 FLASHBACK: Can You Be Fired For Your Political Beliefs Or Activities? Maybe – Donna Ballman
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/can-you-be-fired-for-your_b_9154066

REUTERS
— Christianity Today’s split with Trump highlights deeper issue in white evangelical America – Simon Lewis, Heather Timmon
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religion/christianity-todays-split-with-trump-highlights-deeper-issue-in-white-evangelical-america-idUSKBN1YX09N

NBC NEWS
— Gerrymandering is alive and well. The coming battle will be bigger than ever. Republicans, Democrats clash over who will draw the congressional district maps that could determine control of the House. – Jane C. Timm (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/gerrymandering-alive-well-coming-battle-will-be-bigger-ever-n1106951

WASHINGTON POST
— NOVEMBER 25, 2016 FLASHBACK: Can businesses refuse to serve — or employ — Trump supporters? – Eugene Volokh 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/11/25/can-businesses-refuse-to-serve-or-employ-trump-supporters/

MOTLEY FOOL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.fool.com/investing/the-5-biggest-marijuana-milestones-in-2019.aspx
— Why I Can’t Get on Board With Very Early Retirement It’s one thing to retire in your early 60s. But retiring in your 40s or 50s is a whole different ballgame. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/12/28/why-i-cant-get-on-board-with-very-early-retirement.aspx

GM AUTHORITY
— Chevrolet Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter Talks C8 As A Daily Driver – JONATHAN LOPEZ (DIERSEN: What were your daily drivers? I drove a 1958 Blue/White Chevy BelAir 1964-1966, 1966 Red Pontiac Tempest Sprint 1966-1967, 1968 Blue Oldsmobile 442 1967-1968, 1969 Blue Dodge Charger SE 1968-1971, 1962 White Chevy BelAir 1971-1978, 1974 Gold Dodge Dart 1973-1974, 1978 Blue Chevy Chevette 1978-1994, 1993 Red Ford Thunderbird 1994, 1990 Red Ford Thunderbird LX 1994-1996 and 2004-2010, 1997 Red Chevy Cavalier 1996-2004, and 2003 Gray Chevy Cavalier LS 2010-present.) 
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2019/12/chevrolet-corvette-chief-engineer-tadge-juechter-talks-c8-as-a-daily-driver/

ATLANTIC
— It’s a Weird Time to Be Young and Conservative – EMMA GREEN (DIERSEN: In the organizations that you are a member of, what percent of the leaders of those organizations are conservative? A conservative is someone who defends and advances the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and the rest of the planks in the Republican Party platform. Based on the aforesaid definition, extremely few of the leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee are conservative.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/princeton-young-conservatives-trump/604192/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ promoters promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, heterosexual, patriotic, Republican, American, older, gun owners, German American, those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time, etc. 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/12/evangelicals-supporting-trump-now-article-faith-literally/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— For you, what has changed from 10 year ago, since 2010? 10 years ago, I was the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, and the Milton Township Republicans Central Committee webmaster, but my critic/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have ended that. My wife worked for Central DuPage Hospital, but she is retired now. My mother, her sister, and one of her brothers were alive, but they have died. My aunt was living on her own, but she has been in assisted living the last 10 years. My hometown Crete was doing better than it is now. I was not on Social Security and Medicare, but I am now. I did not have type 2 diabetes, but I do now. I put together and sent out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning, but by the end of 2015, I started putting one together and sending it out each and every evening too. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

December 28 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Marijuana arrests plummet in Illinois’ 5 largest suburbs – AP (DIERSEN: Why is that?)
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/28/marijuana-arrests-plummet-in-illinois-5-largest-suburbs/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— US mass killings in 2019 reached record numbers  In all, there were 41 mass killings, defined as when four or more people are killed excluding the perpetrator. Of those, 33 were mass shootings.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/28/21040419/mass-killings-shootings-2019-record

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats taking council control in Pence’s Indiana hometown – AP (DIERSEN: What do the members of your city council think of you? How do they treat you?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191228/news/312289948/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats will enter 2020 with a City Council majority in Republican Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana hometown for the first time since the 1980s after a recount confirmed a candidate’s one-vote victory margin. Democrats captured their 4-3 Columbus City Council majority in November’s election as they defeated two Republican incumbents, including Democrat Jerone Wood’s 260-259 win over Republican Councilman Dascal Bunch.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— American colleges are veering into academic ‘police state’ territory – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/28/colleges-sharp-veer-toward-police-state/

TOWNHALL
— Hispanics Along the Southern Border Are Campaigning for Trump. This Is Why They Support Him. – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/28/watch-hispanic-trump-supporters-along-the-border-explain-why-the-gops-values-align-with-theirs-n2558632
— African Americans Are Taking Back Jobs Stolen By Illegal Aliens – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/28/african-americans-taking-back-jobs-stolen-by-illegal-aliens-n2558637
— CNN Panel Says to Watch Out for Republican Racism in 2020 – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: In 2020, in Illinois, in your country, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/28/cnn-panel-already-seeing-racism-in-2020-n2558635

FOX BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot smoking gains on booze as teens’ favorite vice – Jonathan Garber
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pot-smoking-gains-booze-teens-144241929.html

AEI
— Chart of the day: For every 100 girls/women…
https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/chart-of-the-day-for-every-100-girls-women/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The data in the table show that on many, many measures of: a) educational, behavioral and mental health outcomes, b) alcohol, drug addiction, and drug overdoses, c) suicide, murder, violent crimes, and incarceration, d) job fatalities and e) homelessness, boys and men are faring much worse than girls and women. And yet despite the fact that boys and men are at so much greater risk than girls and women on so many different measures, those significant gender disparities that disproportionately and adversely affect men get almost no attention. In fact, it’s girls and women who get a disproportionate amount of attention, resources, and financial support, including: 1. There are women’s centers and women’s commissions on almost every college campus in the country, but not a single men’s center or commission that I’m aware of. 2. In higher education, there is a significant and disproportionate number of sex-specific scholarships, fellowships, awards, initiatives, etc. for female students and faculty. Many of those single-sex, female-only programs are currently being challenged with Title IX complaints to the Office for Civil Rights.)

THE HILL
— Why taxpayers should support expanding the GAO – GARRETT JOHNSON AND M. ANTHONY MILLS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I have always supported/promoted GAO’s mission. GAO audits IRS. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, after having worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, I took a $19,568/year pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer to GAO. But the Democrats who ran GAO wasted the knowledge of IRS, wasted my career, forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, and kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They wasted what I learned earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/476007-why-taxpayers-should-support-expanding-the-gao
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Congress approved $1.4 trillion in new spending last week to avoid another government shutdown over the holidays. Taxpayers are right to be wary whenever Congress pulls out its checkbook. But when it comes to one important line-item, budget hawks should be rooting for more funding, not less. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) serves as Congress’s watchdog and plays a critical role in holding the federal government accountable to the American people. In November, the comptroller general issued the annual Performance and Accountability Report for FY2019, which found that GAO’s work, “yielded a record $214.7 billion in financial benefits — a return of about $338 for every dollar invested in GAO.” Congress has provided $630 million in new funding for GAO — a $40 million increase. This new spending will help support the comptroller general’s efforts to modernize oversight and improve Congress’s ability to anticipate and address critical challenges. Since 2014, GAO’s work has produced $340 billion in savings and more than 6,400 improvements in program and operational improvements across the government, according to the comptroller general’s February testimony before Congress. In addition to its traditional auditing work, GAO recently established a science, technology, assessment, and analytics (STAA) team. The STAA team is focused on enhancing Congress’s capacity to assess emerging technologies, auditing federal science and technology programs, and using advanced analytics to improve auditing.)

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Marijuana arrests plummet in Illinois’ 5 largest suburbs (DIERSEN: Why is that?)
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article238786328.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat news media promotes stories that are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/dec/28/top-news-stories-2019-impeachment-trump-tops-list/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use “White Voters on the Far Right” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/28/us/politics/trump-2020-trumpstock.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘We have the resources’: Democratic presidential candidates propose trillions in spending amid debate over what’s doable – Toluse Olorunnipa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/we-have-the-resources-democratic-presidential-candidates-propose-trillions-in-spending-amid-debate-over-whats-doable/2019/12/28/1d8a74e0-28c6-11ea-a14c-412f7b9e2717_story.html
— A government shutdown and the biggest raise in a decade: How Trump gave federal workers whiplash in 2019 – Lisa Rein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-government-shutdown-and-the-biggest-raise-in-a-decade-how-trump-gave-federal-workers-whiplash-in-2019/2019/12/28/7e99f55e-2677-11ea-b2ca-2e72667c1741_story.html

USA TODAY                                          
— Will it be a happy new year? Sure, in our own lives. For the country? Poll says that’s tougher. – Susan Page, William Cummings, Nicholas Wu
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/28/poll-american-optimism-2020-their-own-lives-tempered-us/2708362001/

December 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment: President takes defiant tone after historic House vote – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-it-doesnt-feel-like-im-being-impeached/5768858/
— Senate passes anti-robocalls bill, sending it to Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-passes-anti-robocalls-bill-sending-it-to-trump/5769194/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales in Ann Arbor draw long lines and hint at what’s to come in Chicago. ‘This is the 18-year-old me’s greatest fantasy.’ – Ally Marotti
By ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-recreational-marijuana-michigan-20191219-fhxtx4e5izeflkyiceefi24y7u-story.html
— Trump takes swipe at House lawmaker’s dead husband, implying he’s in hell during Michigan rally. The White House says the president was ‘just riffing.’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-donald-trump-john-debbie-dingell-20191219-46rveqe42newrkcnnm52dr6zai-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago’s strip club nudity rules could be eased following settlement with transgender woman – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-strip-club-nudity-rules-could-be-eased-20191219-q7owk5ntqzh7hagkwoyj7jd2lq-story.html
— ‘There are no perfect petitions.’ Objections may lead to south suburban candidates being tossed from ballots – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-legislative-election-objections-st-1120-20191219-j35z7ttzavc4boh76wwzrn7afu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Will County Board votes to allow marijuana facilities, tax sales – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-board-marijuana-votes-st-1220-20191219-kavn6liqpnegbnigjwz7xlljie-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board orders gambling owner to fire two employees whose ties ‘pose a threat to the integrity of video gaming’ – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-gold-rush-illinois-gaming-board-20191219-xscp45mi2zdrfilwyuxbxqgx6m-story.html
— Get on with Trump’s impeachment trial. Then comes Election Day. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-impeachment-trump-pelosi-mcconnell-trial-20191219-ts5bvhdoazcnrarf2kyo5ao34q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Getting a medical marijuana card is easier than ever — and it could help you avoid lines, save money when recreational sales start Those who qualify can start buying legal weed within less than 24 hours after applying. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/19/21030052/medical-marijuana-pot-cannabis-weed-illinois-recreational
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A pot pusher pushes pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21027075/war-on-drugs-convictions-criminal-justice-decriminalization-j-b-pritzker-kelly-cassidy
— Michael Bloomberg jumps into Illinois presidential primary in a big way Bloomberg has lined up a team of five state political veterans who will hire at least 50 political operatives. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/19/21029876/michael-bloomberg-illinois-democratic-presidential-primary
— Black Caucus chairman threatens to resurrect six-month delay for recreational marijuana sales Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) says governor’s office is backtracking on promise to earmark two medical marijuana dispensary licenses for black or Hispanic operators. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/19/21030053/recreational-marijuana-sales-black-caucus-resurrect-six-month-delay
— Increasing the “SALT” cap (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/19/21030613/usma-salt-tax-illinois-lawmakers-vote-jesus-chuy-garcia
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Sports betting inches toward launch in Illinois – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/19/21030709/illinois-sports-betting-applications-casinos-racetracks-stadiums

DAILY HERALD
— Voters to decide whether McHenry County coroner should be elected or appointed – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191219/voters-to-decide-whether-mchenry-county-coroner-should-be-elected-or-appointed

WILL
— Danville City Council Approves New Cannabis Regulations – Jim Meadows
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/danville-city-council-approves-new-cannabis-regulations

WEEK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Residents learn about how they might qualify for social equity to get into pot business
https://week.com/2019/12/19/residents-learn-about-how-they-might-qualify-for-social-equity-to-get-into-pot-business/

CENTER SQUARE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois makes first $21 million in cannabis loans available to social equity applicants – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-makes-first-million-in-cannabis-loans-available-to-social/article_24e0864a-228a-11ea-a56a-77119427f6a6.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Shameless’ Or Helpful? West Coast Weed Dispensary Is Offering $10,000 To Social-Equity Applicants In Chicago A company that aims to be the ‘7/11 of weed’ wants Chicago social equity applicants to join his venture, but some locals were not pleased. – Hannah Alani
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/19/shameless-or-helpful-a-west-coast-weed-dispensary-is-offering-10000-to-social-equity-applicants-in-exchange-for-partnership/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mad at Impeachment? Run Write-In Campaign for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy-copy/ 
— College of Lake County Conservatives Assert First Amendment Rights
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/college-of-lake-county-conservatives-assert-first-amendment-rights/ 
— IL-14: Federal Court of Appeals Strikes Down Individual Mandate of Obamacare
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-14-federal-court-of-appeals-strikes-down-individual-mandate-of-obamacare/ 
— IL-14: Reactions to Underwood’s Impeachment Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-14-reactions-to-underwoods-impeachment-votes/
— Judicial Opponents of Mary McClellan, Whose Petitions Were Challenged, Expected to Stay on the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/judicial-opponents-of-mary-mcclellan-whose-petitions-were-challenged-expected-to-stay-on-the-ballot/ 
— Democratic Precinct Committeeman “Politically Motivated”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/138467/ 
— Mad at Impeachment? Run Write-In Campaign for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy-copy/
— Skillicorn Calls for Acosta to Resign from County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/skillicorn-calls-for-acosta-to-resign-from-county-board/ 
— IL-06: Reactions to Sean Casten’s Impeachment Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-06-reactions-to-sean-castens-impeachment-votes/

CAPITOL FAX
— In Springfield, doing something legal in your own back yard is the police’s business
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/19/in-springfield-doing-something-legal-in-your-own-back-yard-is-the-polices-business/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump can erase historical significance of impeachment with reelection – Matt Mackowiak
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-can-erase-historical-significance-impeachmen/
— ‘Suicide march’: Defiant Trump vows impeachment will haunt Democrats – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/donald-trump-vows-impeachment-will-haunt-democrats/
— The impeachment war begins – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/inside-the-beltway-the-impeachment-war-begins/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 2020 census: Surge in immigrants to take 24 House seats from Trump states – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/2020-census-surge-in-immigrants-to-take-24-house-seats-from-trump-states
— ‘No hurry’: McConnell waves off Pelosi threat to withhold impeachment articles – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/no-hurry-mcconnell-waves-off-pelosi-threat-to-withhold-impeachment-articles

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— How to Psychologically Withstand Hatred from the Left
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/19/how-to-psychologically-withstand-hatred-from-the-left/

BREITBART
— Jackie Speier: Trump Can Be ‘Impeached Yet Again’ – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/17/jackie-speier-trump-impeached/

DAILY CALLER
— Immigration Will Dramatically Shift The Electoral College In Favor Of Democrats, Study Finds – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/19/immigration-helping-democrats-in-electoral-map/

THE HILL
— Senate leaders punt impeachment trial deal until after holidays – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475375-senate-leaders-punt-impeachment-trial-deal-until-after-holidays
— McConnell rips House impeachment as ‘slapdash,’ ‘rushed and rigged’ – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475274-mcconnell-rips-house-impeachment-as-slapdash-rushed-and-rigged
— Democrats rally behind Pelosi on delay of articles
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475284-democrats-rally-behind-pelosi-on-delay-of-articles
— Trump shocks, earns GOP rebukes with Dingell remarks – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475313-trump-shocks-earns-gop-rebukes-with-dingell-remarks

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment places Trump with the ‘losers’ of presidential history.”
https://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/jennifer-rubin-impeachment-places-trump-with-the-losers-of-presidential/article_ed05d7fe-2273-11ea-a601-cf635fee5ebe.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Impeachment Vote Divides and Dismays, Inside and Outside the Capitol Lawmakers rely on hyperbole and the Founding Fathers to make their cases, while protesters are more festive – Lindsay Wise and Andrew Duehren
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-vote-divides-and-dismays-inside-and-outside-the-capitol-11576705056

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/12/19/hey-indiana-legal-marijuana-isnt-going-to-doom-your-workforce/#7817923923d9

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Trump’s Impeachment Will Be His Legacy Regardless of what happens in the Senate, he will be remembered for this. – Nancy LeTourneau (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents want you to be remembered for? Mine want me to be remembered for the success that they had in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service (twice), Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, and the adverse actions that my superiors in the federal government took against me.) 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/12/18/trumps-impeachment-will-be-his-legacy/

NEW REPUBLIC
— Don’t Withhold the Articles of Impeachment House Democrats are contemplating a strategy that will only bolster Republican claims that their impeachment inquiry is an election-year stunt. – MATT FORD
https://newrepublic.com/article/156070/dont-withhold-articles-impeachment

FED WEEK
— Survey Identifies Culture, Trust Issues in Federal Workplace
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/survey-identifies-culture-trust-issues-in-federal-workplace/