April 3 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Indiana Reports 408 New Coronavirus Cases, Bringing State Total to 3,437 There have also been a total of 102 deaths across the state since the pandemic began, a rise of 24 in the last day
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/indiana-reports-408-new-coronavirus-cases-bringing-state-total-to-3437/2249736/
— Trump Campaign Calls Sessions ‘Delusional’ in Letter The March 31 letter sent by Michael S. Glassner, chief operating officer of Donald J. Trump for President, accused Sessions of attempting to “misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of Trump,” in the campaign mailer that mentioned Trump’s name 22 times – Kim Chandler (DIERSEN: What would the leaders of the following say if asked about my support for the following: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization?) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-campaign-calls-sessions-delusional-in-letter/2249761/

CBS2
— With Dozens Of COVID-19 Cases In Department, Some Chicago Police Employees Say They Don’t Feel Safe At Work – Charlie De Mar
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/02/with-dozens-of-covid-19-cases-in-department-some-chicago-police-employees-say-they-dont-feel-safe-at-work/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater uses coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/2/21206102/coronavirus-covid-19-trump-briefings-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— When each state is expected to hit peak use of resources in coronavirus pandemic
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-when-each-state-is-expected-to-hit-peak-use-of-resources-in-coronavirus-pandemic-20200402-thfoozjjnnftrd4ddblb3ua3fu-photogallery.html
— Trump administration moves toward recommending that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face masks (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-trump-coronavirus-face-mask-guidelines-20200402-wjcqlyqy2vgc5ebjp6zx4bo65q-story.html
— University of Illinois financial hit from coronavirus ‘significant and growing,’ including $37 million in room and board refunds – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-university-of-illinois-20200403-zbg6jfyppvdmneuh6dwhw6dh24-story.html
— Uber halts construction in The Old Post Office, marking Chicago’s first big office project delayed by the coronavirus – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-uber-pauses-chicago-construction-20200402-sxyo5vijkresniztt24yzabo7m-story.html
— Behind the race to fight COVID-19, can Illinois keep its finances in order? – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-costs-illinois-pritzker-greising-20200402-4vnvgglrpzfrxkrddfida27b7y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— MARCH 23, 2020 FLASHBACK: FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTO: Westmont man Dustin Petty charged with burglarizing two Hinsdale homes, stealing car – Susan Sarkauskas (DIERSEN: SEE Wheaton Police Report # WH2000665  Petty is charged with stealing a car on the driveway of a residence on the 600 block of Arbor Avenue in my precinct the night of March 16, 2020.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200323/westmont-man-charged-with-burglarizing-two-hinsdale-homes-stealing-car

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump Tower workers among 14,000 layoffs in state report Almost 5,600 of the cuts were categorized as temporary, including 294 at the Trump hotel. But the outlook for rehiring is unclear, given the uncertainty over when the virus peaks and how quickly the economy can recover. – STEVE DANIELS 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/trump-tower-workers-among-14000-layoffs-state-report

ABC7
— How to make face masks from materials found at home (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/how-to-make-face-masks-from-materials-found-at-home/6071155/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-4/3/2020

WTTW
— CTA Ridership Drops Nearly 80% as Chicagoans Stay Home – Nick Blumberg 
https://news.wttw.com/2020/04/02/cta-ridership-drops-nearly-80-chicagoans-stay-home

WBEZ
— Illinois Governor JB Pritzker Says His Arsenal Against COVID-19 Is ‘Nearly Exhausted’ – Dave McKinney, Tony Arnold
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-says-his-arsenal-against-covid19-is-nearly-exhausted/21305dc7-0a99-44ef-bd98-78ef1377cf4c

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Court: Brady helped get brothers loan based on ‘false statements’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats, a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200402/court-brady-helped-get-brothers-loan-based-on-false-statements

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not running the numbers The state of Illinois is in an economic state of confusion. – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-not-running-the-numbers/article_4e74de7d-5ca1-52c9-b942-0a1c866c5588.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— 15 Will County Health Department employees test positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus cases in county reach 395 – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/04/02/15-will-county-health-department-employees-test-positive-for-covid-19/anb44ng/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why are some businesses essential, and others not? – Jakob Emerson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?) 
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/why-are-some-businesses-essential-and-others-not
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Despite the potential for disagreement, some labor attorneys said there is no legal recourse available for closed businesses to argue they are essential. “The practical answer is, where you going to go?” Baker said. “The courts are closed. I think the real question is, how enforceable is the executive order?” Sangamon County Sheriff Jack Campbell said his department has not been forced to close any nonessential businesses, but has the authority to do so. “We are not looking to complicate people’s lives and these business owners,” Campbell said. “We understand the predicament they are in and we certainly feel for them. But the order is the order, and we do have the teeth in it to charge someone with a misdemeanor if necessary, but we will do our best to avoid that.” Campbell said any businesses unsure of their status will be treated with discretion. “There could be some businesses that fall within the gray area, and we certainly are not immediately going to shut them down,” Campbell said. The Springfield Police Department also said they have not had to shut down any businesses involuntarily.)

CHICAGO BUSINESS JOURNAL
— Chicago area gets top marks for social distancing to prevent coronavirus spread, data firm says – I-Chun Chen
https://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2020/04/03/chicago-area-gets-top-marks-for-social-distancing.html

CHICAGO CURBED
— What Chicago homeowners need to know about mortgages during the coronavirus crisis – Scott Klocksin (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for equity to be taken from those who own their homes free and clear and b) call for that equity to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://chicago.curbed.com/2020/4/2/21204380/mortgage-assistance-homeowner-landlord-rent

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois’ near-insolvent unemployment trust fund can’t handle surge in unemployment claims, will need to tap federal loans – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-near-insolvent-unemployment-trust-fund-cant-handle-surge-in-unemployment-claims-will-need-to-tap-federal-loans-wirepoints/

CENTER SQUARE
— Stunning data show Illinois economy stalled out before COVID-19 pandemic – Austin Berg
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-stunning-data-show-illinois-economy-stalled-out-before-covid-19-pandemic/article_1397fa80-74f1-11ea-ab9d-3fc077675076.html

ILLINOIS TIMES
— Legislators find ways to stay busy – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: The following have given me more time and more money to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and to send them out: my no longer being a) TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, c) Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, d) Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, e) American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, f) GAO employee, h) etc. 
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/legislators-find-ways-to-stay-busy/Content?oid=12005059
— State senator Bill Brady helped set up bad loan “The truth was not told” – Bruce Rushton
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/state-senator-helped-set-up-bad-loan/Content?oid=12006480

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS IN ILLINOIS – Brad Weisenstein and Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-illinois/
— WHAT POWERS DOES PRITZKER HAVE IN AN EMERGENCY? AND WHAT HAS HE ORDERED SO FAR? – Joe Tabor (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Pritzker to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, but failing that, they want Pritzker to stop everyone from reading those emails.) 
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/what-powers-does-pritzker-have-in-an-emergency-and-what-has-he-ordered-so-far/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLITICAL ANALYSIS SAYS ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS COULD LOSE EVEN MORE IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/political-strategy-group-illinois-republicans-are-losing-ground.html
— AS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS STACK UP IN ILLINOIS, APPLICATION PROBLEMS PERSIST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/as-unemployment-claims-stack-up-in-illinois-application-problems-persist.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— As coronavirus fears mounts, Democrats get tacky – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/inside-the-beltway-as-coronavirus-fears-mounts-dem/
— Latest genius Democrat plan: Make the election about Wuhan virus – Charles Hurt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/2/latest-genius-democrat-plan-make-election-about-wu/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Washington media agonize over covering the Trump coronavirus briefings – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: The mainstream media wants to cover only what it can spin to promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/washington-media-agonize-over-covering-the-trump-coronavirus-briefings
— Trump’s clout hangs in balance as White House grapples with coronavirus – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has the most clout in the organizations that you are a member of and where you live? I should write a book about those who have the most clout in the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who blame their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems on me and on those who share my demographics. I would focus on those who make it ever-increasing clear that they want to get rid of me and to get rid of those who share my demographics.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-clout-hangs-in-balance-as-white-house-grapples-with-coronavirus
— MARCH 9, 2020 FLASHBACK: Virginia House passes redistricting amendment despite Democratic leadership disapproval – Tyler Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who want redistricting to favor voters 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.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/virginia-house-passes-redistricting-amendment-despite-democratic-leadership-disapproval
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The House voted 54-46 to approve the resolution after it rejected a substitution proposed by Del. Marcus Simon, D-Falls Church. The substitution would have added language designed to further prevent gerrymandering, especially racial gerrymandering, but it also would have restarted the clock on the amendment process and prolonged it. . .Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News, said that the commission should be required to reflect the demographics of Virginia and that the resolution should include language to prevent racial gerrymandering.)

FOX NEWS
— Trump rips Democrats’ new coronavirus committee: ‘Witch hunt after witch hunt’
https://www.foxnews.com/us/trump-rips-democrats-new-coronavirus-committee-witch-hunt

BLAZE
— Joe Biden is outraged at ‘wildly irresponsible’ video from Trump campaign, demands Twitter take it down ‘Turnabout is fair play’ – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters who have been outraged by articles that I have included links to in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails a) who have demonized me, denigrated me, and condemned me for doing that, b) who are punishing me for doing that, and c) who have punished me for doing that that. Most of these scapegoaters are/were candidates for government offices, their operatives, and their dupes. They blame/blamed me, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and those articles for their defeats a) but NOT what they did that caused the articles to be published, b) but NOT the authors of those articles, and c) but NOT the websites that posted those articles.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outraged-at-trump-hoax-video

DAILY CALLER
— These States Say Abortions Are Essential During The Coronavirus Crisis – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/04/02/abortion-coronavirus-personal-protective-equipment-coronavirus/

DAILY SIGNAL
— In California, a Sign the Coronavirus Crisis Won’t ‘Go to Waste’ – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/04/02/be-wary-of-those-seeking-to-exploit-serious-crisis-of-covid-19/

PJ MEDIA
— Chinese City Bans Consumption of Cats and Dogs – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/chinese-city-bans-consumption-of-cats-and-dogs-which-is-not-funny-at-all/

TOWNHALL
— Airline Aid Shouldn’t Become Back-Door Nationalization – Ross Marchand
https://townhall.com/columnists/rossmarchand/2020/04/03/airline-aid-shouldnt-become-backdoor-nationalization-n2566267

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Don’t Let States Rob COVID-19 Funds to Bail Out Pensions – Ted Dabrowski & Mark Glennon
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/03/30/dont_let_states_rob_covid-19_funds_to_bail_out_pensions.html

NATIONAL REVIEW
— We Are All Restrictionists Now – RICH LOWRY (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-pandemic-nations-realize-importance-borders/

EPOCH TIMES
— Chinese Regime Using Pandemic to Advance Global Ambitions, Expert Says – EVA FU AND JAN JEKIELEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/chinese-regime-using-pandemic-to-advance-global-ambitions-expert-says_3294231.html

LIFE SITE NEWS
— 7 more pro-lifers arrested for praying against abortion in North Carolina ‘The city of Greensboro chose to use COVID to achieve the goal of having no Christians present in front of the abortion clinic.’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/7-more-pro-lifers-arrested-for-praying-against-abortion-in-north-carolina
— Far-left SPLC claims anti-LGBT ‘hate groups’ on the rise in annual report The SPLC puts Christian groups on its ‘hate list’ with neo-Nazis. – Calvin Freiburger
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/far-left-splc-claims-anti-lgbt-hate-groups-on-the-rise-in-annual-report

THE HILL
— Economy sheds 701K jobs in March as coronavirus devastates businesses – SYLVAN LANE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/490920-economy-sheds-jobs-in-march-as-coronavirus-devastates-businesses?rnd=1585866008/

POLITICO
— Trump campaign declares war on Democrats over voting rules for November With coronavirus injecting enormous doubt into voter turnout, it’s a sleeper issue that both parties say could sway the election. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/trump-2020-election-legal-battle-coronavirus-162152
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s vaporized economy.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-money/2020/04/03/trumps-vaporized-economy-786630

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus – JOSH BOAK and EMILY SWANSON (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs a) call for pensions and Social Security be cut and b) call for that money to be given to workers who have lost income due to the virus?) 
https://apnews.com/2d1be60a990b65802c639c8fe2ca881a
— Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent – DUSAN STOJANOVIC (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/03/31/dismantling-democracy-virus-used-as-excuse-to-quell-dissent/

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump passes the buck as deadly ventilator shortage looms.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/02/politics/donald-trump-ventilators-leadership-coronavirus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— U.S. expected to recommend masks for Americans in coronavirus hot spots Vice President Mike Pence hinted at the new guidance during Thursday’s coronavirus briefing. – Kristen Welker and Geoff Bennett (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-expected-recommend-masks-americans-coronavirus-hotspots-n1175596

YAHOO NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says: “The Decision Not to Air Trump’s Coronavirus Briefing Is Commendable, and Overdue.” Those who hate me and/or hate those who share my demographics do not want the following to promote GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, conservative leaders, etc. 
https://news.yahoo.com/decision-not-air-trump-coronavirus-045314012.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Global Cases Exceed 1 Million
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/world/coronavirus-news-updates.html
— White House Debates How Far to Go on Face Mask Guidelines (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs who wear face masks a) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans who do not wear face masks and b) get rid of Republicans who do not wear face masks?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/coronavirus-live-news-updates.html
— Do Social Distancing Better, White House Doctor Tells Americans. Trump Objects – Reuters (DIERSEN: How do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their rate your social distancing? How do Trump-haters rate Trump-supporter social distancing? How do Democrats, Libertarians, and Greens rate Republican social distancing? How do anti-religious people rate religious people social distancing? How do liberals and moderates rate conservative social distancing? How do minorities, females, and younger people rate White, male, and older people social distancing? How do people who have less money rate people who have more money social distancing?)
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/02/us/02reuters-health-coronavirus-trump-birx.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Under Modi, India’s Press Is Not So Free Anymore India’s government has pressured advertisers and even shut down channels to shape the information that 1.3 billion Indians receive. It’s part of a wider assault on dissent. – Vindu Goel and Jeffrey Gettleman (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, my Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO critics/opponents are furious that so far, they have not been able to use coronavirus to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I expect that they are charging me with spreading false information about coronavirus, and that therefore, Pritzker should shut me down. Who would come to my defense if Pritzker shut me down?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/world/asia/modi-india-press-media.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Jobless rate jumps to 4.4 percent in March, but much worse lies ahead for American workers Recent surge in unemployment claims came too late to be counted in government report – David J. Lynch
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/03/march-2020-jobs-report/
— U.S. grapples with widening onslaught as China warns about risk of new infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/03/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic – James Hohmann
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2020/04/03/daily-202-losing-a-job-can-also-mean-losing-health-coverage-adding-to-anxiety-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/5e86c27188e0fa101a759ced/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-02/parties-race-adapt-politicking-pandemic
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A perceived advantage the Trump campaign has in this new territory could prove fragile. Trump’s operatives have built an intimidating and costly digital machine around unprecedented social media micro-targeting. It is fueled by a conservative media ecosystem that reliably draws in masses of voters who help amplify Trump’s message. That ecosystem is showing signs of strain, however, as voters seek out reliable information about the virus, which some of the leading outlets on the right failed to provide when they initially dismissed its danger. Republicans are now bulking up their digital infrastructure. Republican National Committee volunteers made 1.4 million voter contacts during last Saturday’s “National Day of Action,” using a phone script that starts by asking voters about their health and offers information about medical-care resources before they begin detailing Trump’s efforts in the pandemic. The GOP’s chief volunteer-training program, the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative, has gone virtual and hasn’t slowed in the process. There were 312 events that trained 1,390 volunteers during its first week online.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Jobs Report Likely to Show Start of Record Labor-Market Collapse Economists expect Friday’s March data won’t reflect the magnitude of jobs being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic – Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-jobs-report-likely-to-show-start-of-record-labor-market-collapse-11585906617
— U.S. and Europe Turn to Phone-Tracking Strategies to Halt Spread of Coronavirus Amid privacy concerns, nations work with apps, geolocation data to help identify and isolate infected citizens – James Marson, Catherine Stupp and Drew Hinshaw
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-and-europe-turn-to-phone-tracking-strategies-to-halt-spread-of-coronavirus-11585906203
— Where America is Staying Home States that have enacted stay-at-home orders have generally seen the greatest reduction in residents’ average daily travel. – Max Rust, Patience Haggin and Yan Wu
https://www.wsj.com/graphics/where-america-is-staying-home/
— Companies Try to Preserve Jobs by Cutting Pay Amid Coronavirus Crisis Worker salaries, once untouchable, are being slashed across a range of industries rocked by pandemic – Rachel Feintzeig and Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) want Civil Service Retirement Systems (CSRS) pensions to be slashed and b) want federal subsidies for health, dental, and vision insurance for federal retirees to be slashed.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/companies-try-to-preserve-jobs-by-cutting-pay-amid-coronavirus-crisis-11585906200

USA TODAY
— Trump calls some governors ‘complainers’ as he’s criticized over delivery of coronavirus supplies – David Jackson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the biggest complainers in the following: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. They complain about individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that 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://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/04/02/coronavirus-trump-hits-governors-says-andrew-cuomo-working-hard/5108421002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “TRUMP ADVISERS DOUBT WHITE HOUSE’S CORONAVIRUS DEATHS ESTIMATE, EXPERT SAYS IT APPEARED RUSHED.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-advisers-doubt-white-houses-coronavirus-deaths-estimate-expert-says-it-appeared-rushed-1495908
— FAUCI SAYS ALL STATES SHOULD ENFORCE CORONAVIRUS STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS AS TRUMP RESISTS ISSUING NATIONWIDE MANDATE – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/fauci-says-all-states-should-enforce-coronavirus-stay-home-orders-trump-resists-issuing-1495906
— CHINA CLAIMS U.S. IS ‘SLANDERING’ BEIJING WITH REPORT ON CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP, CALLS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ‘INHUMANE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: Trump-haters promote Communist China.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/china-claims-us-slandering-beijing-report-coronavirus-cover-donald-trump-administration-inhumane-1495934

PEOPLE
— President Donald Trump Takes Coronavirus Test Again Out of ‘Curiosity’ and Tests Negative “The second one is much more pleasant,” Donald Trump said during Thursday’s press conference at the White House – Robyn Merrett 
https://people.com/politics/donald-trump-takes-coronavirus-test-again-tests-negative/

UNION JOURNAL
— Hungary’s Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain ‘Unlimited Power’ – Carlos Christian
https://theunionjournal.com/hungarys-far-right-leader-viktor-orban-uses-coronavirus-to-gain-unlimited-power/

TRIBUNE
— Social stigma associated with Covid-19 needs campaign
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jalandhar/social-stigma-associated-with-covid-19-needs-campaign-64683

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Trump Organization Is Looking for a Coronavirus Bailout.” 
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/the-trump-organization-wants-a-coronavirus-bailout-report.html

NEW YORKER
— Digital Door Knocking: Voter Outreach in a Pandemic – Eric Lach
https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/digital-door-knocking-voter-outreach-in-a-pandemic

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News – Michael Shapiro
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/columns/shoptalk-the-false-promise-of-paywalls-for-local-news/

April 2 Morning Edition

NBC5
— 167 Cook County Jail Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19, Officials Say 34 staff members have also tested positive at the facility
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/167-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-tested-positive-for-covid-19-officials-say/2248892/

CBS2
— Some Of Latest Illinois Coronavirus Deaths Involved People In 20s And 30s; Expert Weighs In – Tara Molina
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/some-of-latest-illinois-coronavirus-deaths-involved-people-in-20s-and-30s-expert-weighs-in/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Durbin on Illinois’ fight against COVID-19: ‘Profits be damned!’ – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/durbin-on-illinois-fight-against-covid-19-profits-be-damned

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 23 more COVID-19 deaths, raising toll to 94 The adults ages ranged from 27 to 90, and are among the 141 who have died in the state so far.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203898/cook-county-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-raising-toll-94
— 62 cases of coronavirus found in 11 Lake County nursing homes Four of those 62 people have died, health officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203899/coronavirus-covid-19-lake-county-nursing-homes
— Aurora extends emergency declaration to May 15 The emergency declaration includes closures of City Hall and all other city properties, including parks, playgrounds, museums, the golf course and the zoo, Aurora officials said.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21204014/aurora-coronavirus-extends-emergency-declaration-may-15-covid-19
— 12th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office – Jermaine Nolen
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21203980/12th-employee-contracts-covid-19-at-cook-county-clerk-of-the-circuit-courts-office
— CPS to receive $205M in federal coronavirus relief funding, state estimates The total is 40 percent of the more than half-billion dollars expected to come to Illinois schools. – Nader Issa 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21203218/cps-federal-coronavirus-relief-illinois-public-schools
— We can’t allow fear to go viral and erode our civil liberties An ill-advised, and now rescinded, policing tactic on the West Side illustrates the kind of threat to our civil liberties that crops up in a crisis. We saw it after 9-11, and now again. – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread false information about coronavirus, and therefore, I should be stopped from sending the emails out. Needless-to-say, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/1/21203078/coronavirus-civil-rights-covid-19-chicago-police-illinois-suntimes-editorial
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters blame coronavirus on Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/1/21203435/pandemic-unprepared-disaster-plan-covid-19-coronavirus-s-e-cup
— Joe Biden predicts Democratic convention delay until August In an interview earlier this week with MSNBC, Joe Biden said it’s “hard to envision” a normal convention on that schedule. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/2/21204361/joe-biden-predicts-democratic-convention-delay-until-august-2020-election-politics

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago needs a wartime financial plan, now – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-fianances-paul-vallas-20200401-6cxpmax6qjgwljnxtsvvgupxem-story.html
— The muddled messages on face masks – Dahleen Glanton
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-masks-confusion-20200402-23vkp7vdxzflnitbhfmhjaepym-story.html
— When will the coronavirus outbreak peak in Illinois? Here are some projections. – JOE MAHR, JONATHON BERLIN and LISA SCHENCKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-coronavirus-when-will-illinois-peak-20200401-3c56ftr64ngqridwnuervngrma-story.html
— Chicago gets 500 complaints about nonessential businesses — hair salons, yoga studios — staying open amid coronavirus – Abdel Jimenez (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, they and what they do are essential, but me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are not essential. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nonessential-businesses-500-complaints-coronavirus-20200401-kqokrgpwqbakpoiox7axyly3bm-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening Thursday with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200402-2ywu5ui4ffb7xkvsj7nkm6aidy-story.html


DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Demand for grocery delivery service creates long waitlists — how stores are trying to fix that – Russell Lissau and Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/demand-for-grocery-delivery-service-creates-long-waitlists—-how-stores-are-trying-to-fix-that
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to those who want to end gerrymandering so that more political clout can be given to voters 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.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-some-lawmakers-willing-to-stand-up-for-democracy-in-illinois

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Jobless claims double, set new record The number of Americans applying for benefits more than doubled to 6.65 million, a second straight record, as the coronavirus widened its reach and closed more businesses.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/economy/jobless-claims-double-set-new-record
— Ken Griffin’s virus plan now includes an emergency trading bunker in Florida Citadel Securities’ site—with capacity for 50—is part of a hotel that’s closed to the public, and the staff, who have been dispatched from Chicago and New York, will work and sleep there.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/ken-griffins-virus-plan-now-includes-emergency-trading-bunker-florida

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Everyone’s equal, just some more than others – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/coronavirus/jim-dey-everyone-s-equal-just-some-more-than-others/article_f36d373a-1229-56f2-be11-50a4b0edbd2f.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Coalition pushes aid for Bloomington-Normal’s marginalized people amid COVID-19 crisis – SIERRA HENRY
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/coalition-pushes-aid-for-bloomington-normals-marginalized-people-amid-covid-19-crisis/article_dd1c0e47-9914-5ccf-9127-90f635de8598.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— State budget to be cut by up to $8 billion due to COVID-19 outbreak – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/state-budget-to-be-cut-by-up-to-8-billion-due-to-covid-19-outbreak/#new_tab

WGEM
— Local lawmaker Jil Tracy pushes to open Illinois state parks amid stay-at-home order – Kara Biernat
https://wgem.com/2020/04/01/local-lawmakers-push-to-open-illinois-state-parks-amid-stay-at-home-order/

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Coronavirus Update: 393 Cases, 13 Deaths Confirmed Officials say the number of positive cases is “likely much higher” due to cases that are “unreported or untested.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-coronavirus-update-393-cases-13-deaths-confirmed

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Latest Glen Ellyn Coronavirus Update: 10 Cases Confirmed Here are the latest updates on coronavirus cases in Glen Ellyn. – Lisa Marie Farver,
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/latest-glen-ellyn-coronavirus-update-10-cases-confirmed

HOMER GLEN PATCH
— Coronavirus Forces Closure Of 22nd Century Media (founded by millionaire investment banker Jack Ryan) 22nd Century Media, which publishes 14 Chicago-area weekly newspapers, closed its doors permanently Tuesday. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/homerglen-lockport/coronavirus-forces-closure-22nd-century-media

CHALKBEAT
— How much is your Illinois school district slated to get from the federal stimulus bill? Find out here. – Cassie Walker Burke, Gabrielle LaMarr LeMee 
https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2020/04/01/coping-with-coronavirus-illinois-schools-to-get-a-half-billion-dollars-in-federal-stimulus-funds/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER FOR PRESIDENT? Gov. J.B. Pritzker has dismissed the suggestion in the past, saying he’s focused only on Illinois, but his recent jousts with President Donald Trump about handling the coronavirus have him in a new category: potential 2024 presidential candidate. – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/04/02/pritzker-for-president-getting-in-budget-binds-mission-ppe-488784

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— He Was Ordered to Self-Isolate. He Didn’t. Now He’s Facing Criminal Charges. A man with coronavirus symptoms walked into a busy gas station store in southeastern Illinois. Prosecutors there charged him with reckless conduct, saying the man “showed a willful and wanton disregard for the safety of others.” – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/coronavirus-self-isolation-illinois-jasper-county-arrest

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois’ unemployment fund will need another bailout – Brett Rowland 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/op-ed-illinois-unemployment-fund-will-need-another-bailout/article_1be8d16c-744e-11ea-ba41-635ece88532d.html

WIREPOINTS
— April Fools’? Mayor Lightfoot’s Astonishing Denial of Chicago’s Fiscal Crisis – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/april-fools-mayor-lightfoots-astonishing-denial-of-chicagos-fiscal-crisis-wirepoints/
— Ten lessons from an old friend that just survived an ugly bout with Covid-19
https://wirepoints.org/ten-cautionary-and-inspirational-lessons-from-an-old-friend-that-just-survived-an-ugly-bout-with-covid-19-wirepoints/
— Why is Mayor Lightfoot talking about 40,000 Chicago hospitalizations when projections for all Illinois show just 9,300 at the peak? – Quicktake
https://wirepoints.org/why-is-mayor-lightfoot-talking-about-40000-chicago-hospitalizations-when-projections-for-all-illinois-show-just-9300-at-the-peak-quicktake/

CAPITOL FAX
— 6.6 million new unemployment claims filed
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/02/66-million-new-unemployment-claims-filed/

GOPUSA
— Los Angeles Mayor Tells 4 Million To Wear Masks – AP
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86987
— Coronavirus Strains Nation’s Largest Police Force; 1,000-Plus NYPD Cops Test Positive
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86958
— When To End The Coronavirus Lockdown? Soon It Will Be Time For A New Strategy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86919

AMERICAN THINKER
— Even as Democrats blame Trump, their own words come back to haunt them – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: How strongly will Illinois Democrats blame the following for coronavirus: a) the Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots, b) Republican elected officials and appointees, c) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, d) leaders of your Republican county, township, and/or ward parties, and e) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/04/even_as_democrats_blame_trump_their_own_words_come_back_to_haunt_them.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Everyone Does What They’re Told, But No One Knows Why We’re reliant on experts to tell us truths too complex to work out. When did we stop living on a human scale? – GRAYSON QUAY (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents are furious because a) they cannot stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) they cannot tell which articles I can and I cannot include links to in those emails.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/everyone-does-what-theyre-told-but-no-one-knows-why/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— THE CORONAVIRUS: WHAT WOULD JOE BIDEN DO? – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: QUESTION: If Biden was President now, what would he do? ANSWER: He would blame coronavirus on individuals, organizations, companies, 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://freedomsjournalinstitute.org/latest-news/opinion/the-coronavirus-what-would-joe-biden-do/

TOWNHALL
— FLASHBACK: Remember When the Mainstream Media Compared the Wuhan Coronavirus to the Flu? – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/04/01/flashback-remember-when-the-mainstream-media-compared-the-wuhan-coronavirus-to-t-n2566180

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times: Sexist Trump Attacks Women for ‘Challenging Him’ During Coronavirus Crisis – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/04/01/ny-times-sexist-trump-attacks-women-challenging-him-during
— CNN, USA Today, WashPost Boost Obama’s Veiled Anti-Trump Pandemic Response and ‘Climate Denial’ Tweet – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/04/02/cnn-usa-today-washpost-boost-obamas-veiled-anti-trump

LIFE SITE NEWS
— LifeSite live-streaming Trump coronavirus briefings as liberal media calls for censorship
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/lifesite-live-streaming-trump-coronavirus-briefings-as-liberal-media-calls-for-censorship

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Ominous Indicators – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/ominous-indicators/

THE HILL
— U.S. coronavirus deaths top 5,000, with 1,000 in one day – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490749-us-coronavirus-deaths-top-5000-with-1000-in-one-day
— Dire projections put new focus on Trump coronavirus response – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490710-dire-projections-put-new-focus-on-coronavirus-response

ROLL CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/citizenship-is-a-tough-mountain-to-climb-especially-under-trump/
https://www.rollcall.com/2020/04/02/naturalized-citizens-could-be-critical-in-this-falls-election/

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How the coronavirus is shaping the 2024 presidential race The crisis is stocking the Democratic Party’s pipeline of prospective candidates for years to come.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/02/coronavirus-governors-2024-election-160125
— D.C. leaders fear an outbreak that cripples the country The nation’s capital — with its hundreds of thousands of workers responsible for running the nation’s coronavirus response — is about to get socked. – CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/01/dc-leaders-fear-outbreak-cripples-country-159477

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pence blames CDC and China for delay in U.S. coronavirus response
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/01/politics/mike-pence-coronavirus/index.html

CNBC
— Durbin denies Congress is rescuing airline shareholders with $50 billion bailout – Jacob Pramuk and Lauren Hirsch
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/coronavirus-update-dick-durbin-says-airline-bailout-not-for-shareholders.html
— With today’s market volatility, the ‘4% rule’ creates risk for America’s retirees – Colin Devine
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/op-ed-with-market-volatility-4-percent-rule-creates-risk-for-retirees.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The 4% rule was hatched in an era in which interest rates were higher, markets less volatile and Americans had shorter lifespans. Given today’s market volatility and changed retirement landscape, it’s safe to assume the 4% rule may be obsolete. Target date funds, mutual funds and exchange traded funds are often used to generate retirement income, yet annuities are the only financial product that was designed for and specifically provide protected lifetime income.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Why the Global Recession Could Last a Long Time – Peter Goodman
Fears are growing that the worldwide economic downturn could be especially deep and lengthy, with recovery limited by continued anxiety.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/coronavirus-recession.html
— Coronavirus Is Making the Public Pension Crisis Even Worse The pandemic has handed the funds big losses after they ramped up their appetite for risk over the past decade. – Mary Williams Walsh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/business/dealbook/coronavirus-public-pension.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them — the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/us/politics/hannity-limbaugh-trump-coronavirus.html
— Auto Sales Plummet in First Quarter as Coronavirus Keeps Buyers Away After a strong first two months of the year, sales tumbled in March as Americans stayed home. – Neal E. Boudette
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/business/economy/auto-sales-coronavirus.html

NEW YORK POST
— Impeachment was a dire distraction from coronavirus for Trump administration – Miranda Devine (DIERSEN: What adverse actions that were taken against you distracted you? The following adverse actions distracted 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://nypost.com/2020/04/01/impeachment-a-dire-distraction-from-coronavirus-for-trump-devine/

WASHINGTON POST
— Coronavirus cases edge toward a million worldwide as death toll soars in U.S., Italy, Spain and France
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/02/coronavirus-latest-news/
— As U.S. death toll surpasses 4,600, Fauci says the real turning point in coronavirus mitigation won’t happen until there’s a vaccine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/04/01/coronavirus-latest-news/

USA TODAY
— Which states will be hit hardest by coronavirus-related job losses? See the list. – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-states-sharpest-projected-covid-19-job-declines/5109364002/
— Unemployment claims for last week could shatter record amid millions of new layoffs – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/01/coronavirus-several-million-more-jobless-claims-likely-layoffs-mount/5105339002/
— How quickly can the economy bounce back from the coronavirus? – Paul Davidson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-how-quickly-can-economy-bounce-back-crisis/5090355002/
— Another US-Mexico border tunnel has been discovered – with nearly $30 million worth of drugs, officials say – N’dea Yancey-Bragg
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/01/us-mexico-border-smuggling-tunnel-drugs/5102052002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Another 3.1 Million Americans Likely Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week Coronavirus-related layoffs trigger record-setting surge in jobless-insurance claims – Sarah Chaney and Eric Morath
https://www.wsj.com/articles/another-3-1-million-americans-likely-sought-unemployment-benefits-last-week-11585819800
— Americans Favor Aggressive Coronavirus Measures, Poll Finds Majorities back cellphone tracking, mandatory screenings and patient registries to curb virus spread – Byron Tau
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-favor-aggressive-coronavirus-measures-poll-finds-11585687911
— Why the Richest Country on Earth Can’t Get You a Face Mask The U.S. spends more on health care than any other nation, but missteps and vulnerable global supply chains have left it without the equipment necessary to protect its citizens from the coronavirus – Nathaniel Taplin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-the-richest-country-on-earth-cant-get-you-a-face-mask-11585741254
— One-Year M.B.A.s Gain Ground as Applications Drop Young professionals balk at pausing their careers for a two-year degree, so more schools are offering a faster, cheaper option – Patrick Thomas (DIERSEN: When I started taking graduate business evening courses at Loyola in 1972, Loyola required taking 16 courses to get an MBA. Immediately after I completed my 16th course in 1976, Loyola reduced its course requirement to 12 if you had a bachelor’s degree in business like I had.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/one-year-m-b-a-s-gain-ground-as-applications-drop-11585742401
— The High Cost of Low Interest Rates Irresponsible policy from the Federal Reserve made the coronavirus crisis worse than it had to be. – James Grant (DIERSEN: Low interest rates harm savers and help borrowers.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-high-cost-of-low-interest-rates-11585780683
— Biden’s Weak Election Strategy Instead of leading, he panders to Bernie Sanders and criticizes President Trump. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-weak-election-strategy-11585780418
— Factories Cut Output, Jobs as Coronavirus Lockdown Bites A series of business surveys paint an almost uniform picture of sharply declining production, falling new orders and contracting payrolls – Paul Hannon and Harriet Torry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/factories-cut-output-jobs-as-coronavirus-lockdown-bites-11585736047

BANKRATE
— Experts see solid rebound in rattled markets following ‘two-quarter’ coronavirus contraction – Sarah Foster (DIERSEN: Do you agree?)
https://www.bankrate.com/investing/market-mavens-survey-april-2020/

TELEGRAM
— Retirees seeking safe investments are paying the price – Michelle Singletary
https://www.telegram.com/news/20200329/michelle-singletary-retirees-seeking-safe-investments-are-paying-price
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The go-to strategy when a financial crisis hits is for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. The theory is that, by making borrowing cheaper, consumers will help rev up the economy by buying stuff on credit. But this quick fix has seriously hurt savers, especially those retirees who have sheltered their hard-earned savings away from the stock market. And as the Dow Industrial average continues its hair-raising volatility, more retirees will likely flee to bank-deposit accounts. However, with interest rates now at rock bottom, these savers will be exposed to another major risk — inflation. The government’s fiscal policies punish savers, asserts Sharon Kimball, who retired from the federal government in 2018 after almost 30 years. Kimball, 66, is a regular reader who has long stayed away from investing in equities. For her retirement account under the federal Thrift Savings Plan, she put all her contributions in the G fund, which is invested in short-term U.S. Treasury securities. Kimball’s other retirement savings have all been placed in certificates of deposit (CDs). The Virginia resident said she just couldn’t stomach the roller-coaster ride of investing in stocks or mutual funds. Her hope was for the CDs to produce just enough interest to offset any impact of inflation. Rates on CDs and money market deposit accounts, which are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), were pretty puny before the spread of COVID-19. But things are about to get even worse for savers who have sought refuge in these federally backed accounts.)

NPR
— With Rallies Off The Table, Trump’s Reelection Moves To Virtual Campaigning – Tamara Keith
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825467802/with-rallies-off-the-table-trumps-reelection-moves-to-virtual-campaigning
— Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks – Leila Fadel
https://www.npr.org/2020/04/02/825200206/doctors-say-hospitals-are-stopping-them-from-wearing-masks

NEWSWEEK
— OVER 1,000 PEOPLE IN U.S. DIE FROM CORONAVIRUS IN 24 HOUR SPAN – EDDY RODRIGUEZ
https://www.newsweek.com/over-1000-people-us-die-coronavirus-24-hour-span-1495777

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Residents Snitch on Businesses, Neighbors Amid Shutdowns Residents are snitching on businesses and neighbors as authorities worldwide work to enforce business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders meant to limit person-to-person contact amid the coronavirus pandemic. – AP
https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-04-02/residents-snitch-on-businesses-neighbors-amid-shutdowns

THE NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote class warfare.
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/covid-19-wealth-divide-tests/

FINANCIAL TIMES
— White House offers few specifics in US virus death forecast Experts struggle to weigh up Trump administration’s projection of 100,000-240,000 deaths – Kiran Stacey 
https://www.ft.com/content/b0ed47e2-80e1-4a71-87fa-4cd80f202e79

ECONOMIC TIMES
— Trump casts doubt on Chinese coronavirus figures “How do we know” if they are accurate, Trump asked at a press conference. “Their numbers seem to be a little bit on the light side.” – AFP
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/trump-casts-doubt-on-chinese-coronavirus-figures/articleshow/74946595.cms

April 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus in the US: Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-resists-national-shutdown-leaving-it-up-to-states/6068384/
— Coronavirus Illinois: 42 new COVID-19 deaths raise toll to more than 140 in Illinois, cases near 7K, officials say – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/covid-19-death-toll-rises-to-more-than-140-in-illinois/6067701/
— Federal strategic stockpile of personal protective equipment nearly depleted, Trump says – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-federal-ppe-stockpile-nearly-depleted/6069551/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 in Illinois as Total Cases Rise to Nearly 7K The total number of 6,980 cases marks a spike of 986 confirmed results and 42 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-deaths-top-100-in-illinois-as-total-cases-rise-to-nearly-7k/2248636/
— What Will a Peak Look Like in Illinois? It Might Not Be What You Think Some residents hope it could happen soon, assuming a peak would be followed by a sharp decline in cases and an indication that the state is finally on the road to recovery. But that might not be how it unfolds
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/what-will-a-peak-look-like-in-illinois-it-might-not-be-what-you-think/2248528/

CBS2
— 42 New COVID-19 Deaths, Most Reported In One Day In Illinois; ‘Don’t Be Terrified, Don’t Be Discouraged’ “I’m not urging people to despair. Let’s be strong and courageous,” Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said. – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/04/01/illinois-coronavirus-covid-19-deaths-wednesday-april-1-most-one-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois COVID-19 cases climb to 6,980; total number of deaths now 141
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-covid-19-cases-climb-to-6980-total-number-of-deaths-now-141

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot blasts Trump for ‘wildly wrong’ statements, says Chicago faces a coronavirus peak but ‘starting to trend in the right direction’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-today-show-20200401-56x4cfgy6vagngoz7hwk6k2e3u-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: In some Illinois towns, internet shortfalls and lack of computers putting students at a disadvantage during an extended period away from the classroom. ‘A poverty issue, pure and simple.’ – JENNIFER SMITH RICHARDS, JODI S. COHEN and HARU CORYNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-student-digital-divide-illinois-20200327-ezxulbtxw5bcxpesfrw7nooqhe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-teacher-feature-st-0320-20200320-tturyfh7fjgdrhtzmw75i77cnu-story.html
— DuPage reports 3 new deaths of people with coronavirus — 2 from nursing homes. Countywide total is at 13. – Robert McCoppin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-dupage-13-deaths-20200402-4etr3og7v5cnzoym5s6fnx7doy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin: Pritzker aiming to organize an airlift of COVID-19 supplies from China to Illinois The governor also has found an Illinois company with supplies to sell – but was seeking a better price from another state, Durbin said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/1/21202775/dick-durbin-jb-pritzker-airlift-covid-19-supplies-china-to-illinois
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/1/21203256/less-than-half-back-trumps-pandemic-response-november-election-2020-covid-19-coronavirus

DAILY HERALD
— A 20-year-old college student from Glen Ellyn will be the Democratic nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board after edging out her nearest competitor in a crowded primary field by a mere 48 votes. – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/afzal-narrowly-beats-laplante-to-become-democratic-nominee-for-dupage-district-4
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use gerrymandering to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, 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://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200401/editorial-fair-maps-amendment-a-good-move-for-minority-communities
— Morton Arboretum closing after visitors flout social distancing warnings – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/morton-arboretum-closing-after-visitors-flout-social-distancing-warnings
— With pandemic causing economic hardship, Lake County Board may freeze members’ pay – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/with-pandemic-causing-economic-hardship-lake-county-board-may-freeze-members-pay
— Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200401/trump-says-life-and-death-at-stake-in-following-guidelines

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Path of U.S. virus cases suggests peak growth could come next week A Schaumburg consultancy that’s been tracking the daily trajectory of new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. says we might soon see daily new cases decrease instead of increase. – JON ASPLUND
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/path-us-virus-cases-suggests-peak-growth-could-come-next-week
— Springfield split along partisan lines over expanded mail balloting Pritzker’s call to allow “all or substantially all” November voting via mail in light of COVID fears draws sharply differing reactions from Democrats and Republicans. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/springfield-split-along-partisan-lines-over-expanded-mail-balloting
— Will DNC convention happen in Milwaukee? Biden doubts it. And if it the big gathering is canceled, Chicago stands to lose.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/will-dnc-convention-happen-milwaukee-biden-doubts-it

WBBM RADIO
— Pritzker: White House Guilty Of ‘Leadership Malpractice’ Over Healthcare Access
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/pritzker-white-house-guilty-of-leadership-malpractice

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/despite-grim-projections-trump-resists-national-quarantine

LEW ROCKWELL
— Northwestern Hospital Asks Seedy Illinois Politician For Permission To Ignore Dying Corona Patients – Allan Stevo
https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/03/allan-stevo/northwestern-hospital-asks-seedy-illinois-politician-for-permission-to-ignore-dying-corona-patients/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois COVID-19 reporting terribly flawed and irresponsible – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/illinois-covid-19-reporting-terribly-flawed-and-irresponsible/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 986 NEW COVID CASES IN ILLINOIS; 42 ADDITIONAL DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/986-new-covid-cases-in-illinois-42-additional-deaths.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says state received over 1,100 applications to rejoin healthcare service here – Ezike: “As we develop more cases, we are going to have more deaths” – Should people wear masks? – 45 percent positive rate for Stateville tests – Addresses concerns at Shapiro – ICU shortage in Taylorville – Talks about possible session – Easter service should be online – Unable to project budget changes
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/pritzker-says-state-received-over-1100-applications-to-rejoin-healthcare-service-here/
— 986 new cases, 42 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/986-new-cases-42-additional-deaths/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/01/covid-19-roundup-8/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Gun sales up 85% in March amid coronavirus fears FBI sets new record for background checks – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/1/gun-sales-85-march-amid-coronavirus-fears/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Seattle police chief tells residents to dial 911 if they experience ‘racist name calling’ – Andrew Mark Miller 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/seattle-police-chief-tells-residents-to-dial-911-if-they-experience-racist-name-calling

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— NBC News blasts Christian group behind Central Park field hospital over religious beliefs – Spencer Irvine
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/nbc-news-blasts-christian-group-behind-central-park-field-hospital-over-religious-beliefs/

BREITBART
— Hispanic Caucus: ‘ICE Must Release All’ Illegal Aliens Amid Coronavirus Crisis – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/hispanic-caucus-ice-must-release-all-illegal-aliens-amid-coronavirus-crisis/
— CNN Blacklisted Trump’s Most Important Coronavirus Briefing to Date – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, organization, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those that falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/04/01/nolte-cnn-blacklisted-trumps-most-important-coronavirus-briefing-to-date/
— Donald Trump Responds to Illegals Not Getting Stimulus Checks: ‘They Came in Illegally’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/01/donald-trump-responds-to-illegals-not-getting-stimulus-checks-they-came-in-illegally/

CNS NEWS
— PBS and NPR Offer Journalism by Liberals for Liberals – Tim Graham
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tim-graham/pbs-and-npr-offer-journalism-liberals-liberals
— Biden Says He Will Provide ‘a Roadmap to Citizenship for Nearly 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants’ (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at illegals, 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. Democrats want to use illegals to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/cnsnewscom-staff/biden-says-he-will-provide-roadmap-citizenship-nearly-11-million

NEWS BUSTERS
— Latino Networks Bemoan Exclusion of Illegals In Economic Aid Package – Kathleen Krumhansl
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/latino/kathleen-krumhansl/2020/04/01/latino-nets-bemoan-exclusion-illegals-economic-aid
— Franklin Graham’s Charity Treats Virus Patients, Lefties Mock His Faith – Gabriel Hays
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/gabriel-hays/2020/04/01/franklin-grahams-charity-treats-virus-patients-lefties-mock

PJ MEDIA
— Democrats and U.S. Media Star in New Chinese Propaganda Video – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/democrats-and-u-s-media-star-in-new-chinese-propaganda-video/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Jonah Goldberg blasts Trump.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-trump-daily-briefings-shine-light-on-his-inadequacy/158615/

THE HILL
— Fauci given security detail after receiving threats – BRETT SAMUELS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490725-fauci-given-security-detail-after-receiving-threats
— Several states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490695-several-states-have-yet-to-issue-stay-at-home-orders

HUFFINGTON POST
— Gov. Says Illinois Has Received About 10% Of Requested Medical Supplies From White House “We’re going to run out of ventilators,” J.B. Pritzker said, “and the federal government really isn’t helping at all.” – Nick Visser
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-medical-supplies-coronavirus-white-house_n_5e842a35c5b6a1bb764fe23d

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘Never Thought I Would Need It’: Americans Put Pride Aside to Seek Aid With coronavirus-related job losses, many workers are reluctantly seeking charity and unemployment benefits for the first time in their lives. – Cara Buckley
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/us/virus-food-banks-unemployment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. stocks tank as bleak news mounts on health, economic fronts The Dow slides nearly 1,000 points coming off its worst first quarter ever – Jacob Bogage and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/stocks-markets-today-economy-coronavirus/
— Protective gear in national stockpile is nearly depleted, DHS officials say – Nick Miroff 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/coronavirus-protective-gear-stockpile-depleted/2020/04/01/44d6592a-741f-11ea-ae50-7148009252e3_story.html
— The list of those who won’t get a $1,200 stimulus check is growing — and includes some surprising groups Americans on Social Security now have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check. Most high school seniors and college students won’t get any money at all. – Heather Long
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/01/bailout-checks-social-security/

USA TODAY
— Republican chairwoman: Donald Trump is working around the clock to keep Americans safe The commander in chief has engaged every sector of society in the fight against our shared enemy – Ronna McDaniel
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/todaysdebate/2020/03/31/coronavirus-president-donald-trump-working-keep-americans-safe-editorials-debates/5100208002/
— Health issues for blacks, Latinos and Native Americans may cause coronavirus to ravage communities – Deborah Barfield Berry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-cases-could-soar-blacks-latinos-and-native-americans/2917493001/
— J.C. Penney to furlough most of 95,000 employees, extend store closures – Brett Molina
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/31/coronavirus-j-c-penney-co-furlough-most-95-000-employees/5095990002/
— Work strikes at Amazon, Instacart and Whole Foods show essential workers’ safety concerns – Mike Snider
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2020/03/30/coronavirus-safety-drives-strikes-amazon-instacart-and-whole-foods/5086135002/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Fear Indefinite Shutdown, Worry Government May Make Things Worse
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/voters_fear_indefinite_shutdown_worry_government_may_make_things_worse

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater wants Biden to “Go for the Jugular.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157104/go-jugular-joe-biden

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, 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.splcenter.org/news/2020/04/01/splc-report-wake-call-lgbtq-people

March 31 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Illinois prisoners sick with COVID-19 “overwhelm” Joliet hospital – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-illinois-chiciago-cases/6064085/
— Coronavirus tips: Price gouging, hoarding, good deals for shoppers – Jason Knowles and Ann Pistone
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-price-gouging-hoarding-toilet-paper/6062845/
— Coronavirus outbreak: Nurse diagnosed with COVID-19 speaks out after working while sick at Westchester facility; 11 test positive – John Garcia
https://abc7chicago.com/coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-nurse-speaks-out-chicago/6064081/
— COVID-19: Whole Foods workers plan ‘sick out’ due to outbreak
https://abc7chicago.com/business/whole-foods-workers-plan-sick-out-over-covid-19/6065098/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/31/2020

WGN TV
— 5th death reported at DuPage County nursing home
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-pandemic-march-30-updates/
— Testing Trouble: How it’s slowing our ability to understand Illinois impact – Ben Bradley
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/testing-trouble-how-its-slowing-our-ability-to-understand-illinois-impact/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Coronavirus upends high school seniors’ college decisions – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/coronavirus-upends-high-school-seniors-college-decisions-3

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cook County medical examiner confirms 8 more coronavirus deaths, bringing total to 48 The recent deaths include Hardwell Smith, who lived in Morgan Park, and Asberry Stoudemire, who lived in Austin.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21200693/coronavirus-deaths-cook-county-medical-examiner-covid-19-march-30
— For Downstate Illinois, coronavirus crisis ‘is going to devastate families’ In Illinois, the COVID-19 focus has been squarely on Chicago, but the hardships, fears and worries have spread across the state, even if the overwhelming majority of cases are in Cook County, not the state’s other 101 counties. – Neal Earley 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21199344/downstate-illinois-coronavirus-economic-impact-beardstown-mount-vernon-metropolis

— Mailbox boosted ballot box for Chicago primary voters wary of coronavirus Perhaps not surprisingly, the city numbers appear to have been boosted by mail-in ballots, after election officials pushed the option to ease voter concerns about becoming infected in crowded polling places. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/30/21200400/coronavirus-chicago-primary-voters-turnout-covid-19-march-17
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to promote government-run health care.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/30/21200283/health-care-human-right-coronavirus-covid-19-jesse-jackson-insurance-companies

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pension bailouts are not the answer for Chicago and Illinois — even during a pandemic – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-pensions-bailouts-20200330-72mzxrkerrfgfmsbuars6vkbga-story.html
— Social distancing restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggests – DONALD G. MCNEIL JR.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-restrictions-slow-coronavirus-infections-20200331-7bj7fmycl5du3p3hqvaul6j27y-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF CASTEN AND IVES: 6th Congressional District race hard to predict with ‘ordinary life on hold’ – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/6th-congressional-district-race-hard-to-predict-with-ordinary-life-on-hold
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Can you get coronavirus from mail or Amazon deliveries? It’s very unlikely, experts say – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200331/can-you-get-coronavirus-from-mail-or-amazon-deliveries-its-very-unlikely-experts-say
— Why shouldn’t Illinoisans expect fair elections like the states that have ended gerrymandering – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200331/editorial-why-shouldnt-illinoisans-expect-fair-elections-like-the-states-that-have-ended-gerrymandering
— Shuttered Elgin hospital could reopen to treat coronavirus patients – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/shuttered-elgin-hospital-could-reopen-to-treat-coronavirus-patients

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s the first data on the hit to the housing market City listings and contracts plunged the week ended March 21, the day the statewide COVID-19 stay-home order took effect. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/heres-first-data-hit-housing-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— What happens now with Madison County and Illinois elections? – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/November-ballot-firming-up-but-questions-remain-15166762.php

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in DuPage County
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/30/two-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-dupage-county/auetl3x/

WGLT
— State Farm Pledges $1 Million For Relief Fund
https://www.wglt.org/post/coronavirus-blog-33020-state-farm-pledges-1-million-relief-fund#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— 16 Stateville Coronavirus Patients At St. Joe’s: Mayor Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk told Joliet Patch the number of hospitalized Stateville inmates exploded within a couple days. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/16-stateville-coronavirus-patients-st-joes-mayor

WIREPOINTS
— As the crisis deepens, keep an eye on Illinois’ unpaid bills – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/as-the-crisis-deepens-keep-an-eye-on-illinois-unpaid-bills-wirepoints/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘He has filled a national void’: Andrew Cuomo emerges as Democrats’ counterweight to Trump – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/andrew-cuomo-emerges-donald-trump-counterweight-am/
— A viral threat to liberty – Editorial
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/editorial-freedom-could-suffer-efforts-curb-contag/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump’s power over GOP shows no sign of diminishing even as pandemic worsens – W. James Antle III (DIERSEN: Who has power over your Republican township/ward party organization, your Republican county party organization, and the Illinois Republican Party (IRP)? I should write a book about those who have power over the Milton Township Republican Organization, the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and the IRP.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trumps-power-over-gop-shows-no-sign-of-diminishing-even-as-pandemic-worsens

FOX NEWS
— Americans face nearly unprecedented travel restrictions inside US as states rush to stem coronavirus tide – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/states-rush-to-place-travel-restrictions-on-out-of-state-visitors-as-cornavirus-crisis-continues
— Trump spars with Jim Acosta at coronavirus briefing: ‘This is why people don’t want to listen to CNN anymore’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican hint/imply/argue/shout that everyone in Illinois would be reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails if they or if someone who they manipulate/dominate was the GOPUSA Illinois editor.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-cnn-jim-acosta-snarky-coronavirus-briefing

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Announces Ford And GE Will Produce 50,000 Ventilators In Next 100 Days – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/donald-trump-ford-general-electric-ge-fifty-thousand-ventilators-100-days/

DAILY SIGNAL
— 1 Million Americans Tested for Coronavirus; Rate Now 100,000 Per Day – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/1-million-americans-tested-for-coronavirus-rate-now-100000-per-day/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— The plague of social justice indoctrination has infected academia Social justice theories may not appear misguided, but beware the euphemistic overlay. – Eileen F. Toplansky (DIERSEN: To promote social justices is get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, 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.lifesitenews.com/opinion/the-plague-of-social-justice-indoctrination-has-infected-academia

THE HILL
— As misinformation surges, coronavirus poses AI challenge – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/490257-as-misinformation-surges-coronavirus-poses-ai-challenge
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to get Asian-Americans, and everyone else, to hate Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/490261-asian-american-lawmaker-warns-of-fear-of-racism-over-coronavirus-stigma
— Concerns grow over political pressure on coronavirus experts – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: What things help you resist political pressure? For me, those things include my a) Civil Service Retirement System pension, b) federal health, dental, and vision insurance subsidy, c) retirement savings, and d) Social Security.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490281-the-memo-concerns-grow-over-political-pressure-on-coronavirus-experts

POLITICO
— How coronavirus blew up the plan to take down Trump Donald Trump’s reelection is likely to rise or fall on his handling of the pandemic. And there isn’t much Democrats can do about it. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/31/democrats-coronavirus-trump-2020-154976
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Claims of Victory Usually Mean Someone Else Loses.”
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/31/trump-coronavirus-claims-victory-mean-somebody-else-loses-156657

REUTERS
— The U.S. weighs the grim math of death vs. the economy – Ann Saphir, Jeff Mason (DIERSEN: So far, how much money have efforts to fight coronavirus cost you in terms of your income and your net worth?)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-reopen-analysi/the-u-s-weighs-the-grim-math-of-death-vs-the-economy-idUSKBN21H1B4

CNN
— More than 3,000 people in the US have died from coronavirus – Holly Yan, Madeline Holcombe and Steve Almasy
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/health/us-coronavirus-updates-monday/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s self-congratulatory presence marks stark contrast with death toll.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/31/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-politics-2020-election/index.html
— The U.S. federal government sent the wrong masks, says Illinois governor
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-30-20-intl-hnk/h_234c7a68cf46f71bb9d38e7c787ff947
— Trump contradicts Pompeo by downplaying foreign coronavirus disinformation campaigns – Jennifer Hansler (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/30/politics/trump-foreign-disinformation-contradiction/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Trump says nationwide stay-at-home order is “pretty unlikely” at this point
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nationwide-stay-at-home-order-trump-unlikely-coronavirus-task-force/
— Immigration lawyers sue feds over risks of in-person coronavirus hearings
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-immigration-lawyers-sue-feds-over-in-person-coronavirus-hearings-risks/

NBC NEWS
— Trump remains upbeat as governors on the front lines plead for realism
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/trump-remains-upbeat-governors-front-lines-plead-realism-n1172911

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Has Taught Us More About Trump Than We Wanted to Know Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo has emerged as the anti-Trump.” I should write a book about those in the following organizations and governments who have painted themselves as being anti-Diersens: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, Illinois, etc.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/coronavirus-trump-cuomo-biden.html
— Crisis Builds From Coast to Coast in U.S. as Death Toll Nears China’s
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/world/coronavirus-news.html
— New York Governor Begs for Help Amid ‘Staggering’ Death Toll – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/business/ap-virus-outbreak.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Coronavirus and the Conservative Mind.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/31/opinion/covid-conservatism.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump Coronavirus Guidance on Keeping Gun Stores Open Draws Criticism From Trump-haters.
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/us/30reuters-health-coronavirus-usa-guns.html
— Trump Says Coronavirus Guidelines May Get Tougher; 1 Million Americans Tested – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/03/30/world/americas/30reuters-health-coronavirus-trump.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/trump-women-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Trump-haters who run the Internet say “Trump Won the Internet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/us/politics/democrats-digital-strategy.html
— Facebook Aims $100 Million at Media Hit by the Coronavirus With grants and marketing spending, the social media giant hopes to support outlets doing essential local reporting but struggling with a drop in advertising. – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: There is no advertising in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and there never will be. There is no advertising on www.gopillinois.com and there never will be. All the time, money, motivation, etc. necessary a) to send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening and b) to post a copy of those emails on www.gopillinois.com comes from me, from my Civil Service Retirement System pension, from my RMDs, and from my Roth IRA withdrawals. What do you spend your time and your income on?) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/business/facebook-media-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump to Governors: I’d Like You to Do Us a Favor, Though Once again, the president is using aid to extort re-election help.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/trump-federal-aid-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “This Land of Denial and Death Covid-19 and the dark side of American exceptionalism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/opinion/republicans-science-coronavirus.html
— As Russia Braces for Coronavirus, Putin Lets Underlings Take the Heat The Russian leader hates to deliver bad news and wants to distinguish his rule from the turbulent presidency of Boris N. Yeltsin. So he is leaving it to his minions to announce harsh measures. – Andrew Higgins
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-russia-putin.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: For Autocrats, and Others, Coronavirus Is a Chance to Grab Even More Power Leaders around the world have passed emergency decrees and legislation expanding their reach during the pandemic. Will they ever relinquish them? – Selam Gebrekidan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois a) to control me, b) to control my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and c) to control my www.gopillinois.comwebsite.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/world/europe/coronavirus-governments-power.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Americans told to brace for 200,000 deaths as world leaders push crisis response further
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/31/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Trump and Rubio’s latest attacks on the media are grotesque – Max Boot (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/republicans-should-focus-real-enemy-its-not-press/
— Furloughs at Macy’s, Gannett and Gap signal mounting economic distress – Abha Bhattarai, Rachel Siegel and Jeff Stein 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/30/furloughs-bailout-coronavirus/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s daily briefings are short on facts. The nightly news stepped into the breach.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-03-30/coronavirus-trump-lester-holt-nbc-nightly-news-abc-world-news-tonight

USA TODAY
— Amazon workers to strike; Illinois to make conference center a hospital; US deaths surge past 3,100 – Lindsay Schnell
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/31/coronavirus-updates-amazon-strike-furloughs-new-test-las-vegas-homeless/5088976002/
— Is 6 feet enough for social distancing? An MIT researcher says droplets carrying coronavirus can travel up to 27 feet. – Jordan Culver
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/30/coronavirus-social-distancing-mit-researcher-lydia-bourouiba-27-feet/5091526002/
— Coronavirus’ next casualty: The nation’s biggest story could devastate news industry – Jessica Guynn and Michael Braga
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/03/30/coronavirus-covid-19-news-newspapers-media-business-disaster/2931503001/
— 90% fewer passengers fly than last year because of coronavirus, TSA says – Curtis Tate
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/03/29/coronvirus-tsa-says-total-airline-passengers-down-90-percent/2935604001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG BLACK/WHITE PICTURE: ‘Life may change for us all’: How we respond to the coronavirus crisis will be defining, historians say – Marco della Cava
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/29/coronavirus-crisis-response-reshape-american-history/5079760002/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: NEARLY 100,000 TRUMP-HATERS SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR END TO LIVE COVERAGE OF TRUMP’S CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS.
https://www.newsweek.com/nearly-100000-sign-petition-calling-end-live-coverage-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-1495195
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A TRUMP-HATER “CALLS TRUMP ‘INCOMPETENT,’ ‘IGNORANT’ OVER HANDLING OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
https://www.newsweek.com/ex-gop-strategist-calls-trump-incompetent-ignorant-over-handling-coronavirus-pandemic-1495174
— CHINA STATE MEDIA SAYS CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL COVER-UP ACCUSATIONS ARE ‘NONSENSE’ – DAVID BRENNAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who promote communist China.)
https://www.newsweek.com/china-state-media-rejects-nonsense-coronavirus-death-toll-cover-accusations-1495203

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— NYU Langone Tells ER Doctors to ‘Think More Critically’ About Who Gets Ventilators New York health center says it will support emergency-room staff who ‘withhold futile intubations,’ threatens to discipline doctors who talk to the press – Shalini Ramachandran and Joe Palazzolo (DIERSEN: If you needed a ventilator to survive, what factors would work against you? For me, they include my being 71 years old, obese, and a not-in-control diabetic.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nyu-langone-tells-er-doctors-to-think-more-critically-about-who-gets-ventilators-11585618990
— Facebook’s Fact Checkers Fight Surge in Fake Coronavirus Claims Contractors battle bogus assertions about canine vaccines and free baby formula; ‘We’ve maxxed out’ – Jeff Horwitz (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebooks-fact-checkers-fight-surge-in-fake-coronavirus-claims-11585580400
— Save Capitalism From the Cares Act The stimulus is the largest step toward a centrally planned economy that America has ever taken. – Amit Seru and Luigi Zingales
https://www.wsj.com/articles/save-capitalism-from-the-cares-act-11585608917

FORBES
— Private Sector Workers/Retirees, Is Your Pension Plan At Risk From The Coronavirus Crisis? – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/30/private-sector-workersretirees-is-your-pension-plan-at-risk-from-the-coronavirus/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Threat of Losing Election Helped Cause Trump to Extend Social Distancing.”
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/threat-of-2020-loss-made-trump-keep-social-distancing-report.html
— Will Republican Governors Follow Trump’s Lead on Coronavirus Lockdowns? – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/are-republican-governors-following-trumps-latest-flip-flop.html

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “For Trump, Power Is for Self-Preservation Only During impeachment, Trump claimed far-reaching authority. In a national emergency, he throws up his hands.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/trump-claimed-unlimited-power-now-refuses-use-it/609046/

TIME
— Rights Group Calls for Moratorium on Internet Shutdowns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak – HILLARY LEUNG (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://time.com/5812921/human-rights-watch-internet-shutdown-coronavirus/

NEW REPUBLIC
— How America’s Newspapers Covered Up a Pandemic The terrifying, censored coverage of the 1918 Spanish flu – WALTER SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/157094/americas-newspapers-covered-pandemic

AXIOS
— Coronavirus is being used to suppress press freedoms globally – Sara Fischer (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-press-freedom-e11cd2d3-c1c3-4b67-b985-102c882a223d.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the U.S., President Trump has continued to belittle the press for its coverage of the virus at live press conferences and on Twitter. On Monday, President Trump deflected blame onto the Washington Post when asked about allegations that China — as well as Russia and Iran — is spreading coronavirus misinformation, saying “every country does it.” Trump last week attacked NBC News reporter Peter Alexander during a live television briefing after being asked what he would say to Americans that were worried about the coronavirus, a question Alexander later said he thought was a “softball,” or an opportunity for the president to answer an easy question. Between the lines: The president’s actions, some fear, give credence to leaders abroad and locally in the U.S. to continue to attack press that they don’t like. Case-in-point: Over the weekend Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, an ally to President Trump, blocked a reporter from attending a coronavirus press briefing. Days earlier, that reporter had asked if briefings could be moved online to protect reporters’ health.
DeSantis has been criticized by Democrats over his response to the coronavirus.)

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is using the pandemic to wage partisan civil war — but red states will suffer too Trump has changed his tone, for the moment — but the damage he’s done to American unity will be lasting.”
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/trump-is-using-the-pandemic-to-wage-a-partisan-civil-war–but-red-states-will-suffer-too/
— Kevin McCarthy’s opponent says blatant racism is “definitely” a reason to take him down The House minority leader has become a total Trump sycophant. In California, Kim Mangone thinks she can beat him – MATTHEW ROZSA (DIERSEN: In America today, to hint/imply/argue/shout that someone is a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot is like hinting/implying/arguing/shouting in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s that someone is a Jew. Needless-to-say, I should sue those who have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I am a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot. They include past and present leaders of organizations and governments in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican to give the standing to destroy individuals, to destroy organizations, to destroy companies, and to destroy governments that are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/31/kevin-mccarthys-opponent-says-blatant-racism-is-definitely-a-reason-to-take-him-down/

GUARDIAN
— The US-China coronavirus blame game is undermining diplomacy – Michael H Fuchs
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/us-china-coronavirus-diplomacy
— Trump attacks journalists for asking ‘snarky’ questions on coronavirus testing in U.S. – Reuters
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2020/mar/30/trump-attacks-journalists-coronavirus-briefing
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters accuse Trump of using coronavirus briefing as corporate advertising spot.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/donald-trump-coronavirus-briefing-ceos-my-pillow
— Fake news in the time of coronavirus: how big is the threat? – Hugo Mercier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation, disinformation, and/or fake news except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/30/fake-news-coronavirus-false-information

March 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois coronavirus: McCormick Place, two shuttered hospitals to be used as overflow medical facilities as COVID-19 cases surge over 5K with 73 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-surge-over-5k-as-state-works-to-open-overflow-medical-facilities/6062180/
— Pres. Trump defends extending coronavirus distancing guidelines as spread continues in the US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-defends-extending-coronavirus-guidelines-as-spread-continues/6062870/

NBC5
— Coronavirus Cases in Illinois Top 5,000 With 73 Fatalities With the newly confirmed cases, more than 50 of the state’s 102 counties have now reported at least one confirmed case of the virus
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/coronavirus-cases-in-illinois-climb-to-5056-with-72-fatalities/2247267/
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-in Ballots Democrats’ hopes for using the crisis to expand voting by mail face firm Republican opposition, as well as significant logistical challenges – Nicholas Riccardi and Rachel La Corte
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-and-elections-outbreak-revives-debate-on-mail-in-voting-ballots/2247283/

CBS2
— CPS To Distribute 100,000 Computers For E-Learning To Start April 13
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/30/cps-to-distribute-100000-computers-for-e-learning-to-start-april-13/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 8 more die in Illinois from COVID-19, cases tally rises to 5,057
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/8-more-die-in-illinois-from-covid-19-cases-tally-rises-to-5057
— 29 more CPD members test positive for COVID-19
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/29-more-cpd-members-test-positive-for-covid-19
— Tampa megachurch pastor arrested after leading packed services despite ‘safer-at-home’ orders
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/tampa-megachurch-pastor-arrested-after-leading-packed-services-despite-safer-at-home-orders

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The media shouldn’t muzzle Trump — no matter his lies and ineptitude.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-coronavirus-trump-media-20200330-obwosgfgt5dwhbgwsy66mdwxiy-story.html
— Public sector pensions can bring reduced Social Security benefits – Elliot Raphaelson (DIERSEN: My Social Security is dramatically reduced because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.) 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200330/281887300408003
— Waukegan social-distancing itself from marijuana revenues – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-waukegan-marijuana-st-0331-20200330-mcsenvtjynfrhenrdkiofdlejy-story.html
— More than 800 Chicago Police Department employees out sick Monday – Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-coronavirus-chicago-police-sick-leave-20200330-54gwglfkr5hbnea75bnrxij37i-story.html
— Rations of high-demand goods, shoppers in masks and reminders to keep your distance. This is the brave new world of pandemic shopping. – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-shopping-experience-20200330-us3qxccvwvfb3gv3lszjdj6s7m-story.html
— Who gets care for COVID-19 when the hospitals fill up? Gut-wrenching decisions will have to be made. – NEIL S. WENGER AND MARTIN F. SHAPIRO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-hospital-care-decisions-20200330-ci5h3kebfrdj7jlesnbqbgzpdq-story.html
— 7 residents at Carol Stream nursing facility test positive for coronavirus – Phil Thompson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-coronavirus-carol-stream-nursing-home-20200330-oht54xraq5acrbdrrjaa2btc3u-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Coronavirus test sites added in Illinois, but Pritzker says limited capacity still ‘an enormous problem’
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199400/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Trump: Feds to pay 100% for Illinois National Guard COVID-19 deployment The Illinois National Guard was deployed earlier this month by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to help in the COVID-19 crisis. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199807/trump-federal-government-will-pay-illinois-national-guard-deployment-covid-19-coronvirus
— CPS students unlikely to return to schools this year, alderman says after mayoral briefing “We have no expectation of them going back,” Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) told the Sun-Times after a conference call with Lori Lightfoot. “I don’t know why they’d have to go back if they’re all learning at home.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/30/21199830/coronavirus-remote-learning-chicago-public-schools-cps-classes
— It’s a bad idea for journalists to censor Trump – instead, they can help the public identify what’s true or false Some television networks have started cutting away from Trump’s daily briefings, saying the events are no more than campaign rallies, and that he is spreading falsehoods that endanger the public. – David Cuillier (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/30/21199895/coronavirus-media-cnn-media-journalists-david-cuillier-conversation

DAILY HERALD
— Most suburban GOP lawmakers endorse Pritzker’s COVID-19 stay-at-home rule – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/most-suburban-gop-lawmakers-endorse-pritzkers-covid-19-stay-at-home-rule
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP House Leader Jim Durkin and Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady supported Pritzker’s executive order issued March 20 that aims to nip the spread of the respiratory infection. Republican and DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin has appeared with Pritzker at several briefings and said “preserving people’s health and safety has to be the No. 1 consideration in an effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our communities. “I intend to let the public health recommendations and data drive decision-making, so we make the most informed decisions possible in this unprecedented situation,” Cronin said. Republican state Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills, however, said last week that Pritzker’s order is “too broad” and the state should align with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “I am 100% totally supportive of what the health care professionals say at the federal level,” McSweeney said. “I believe the best information is at the CDC. No one in Washington has ordered a shutdown of the state of Illinois.”)
— Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/fair-maps-advocates-hopeful-with-deadline-looming-for-redistricting-referendum
— DuPage introduces COVID-19 case map (SEE: https://covid19-dupage.hub.arcgis.com/ )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/dupage-introduces-covid-19-case-map
— Illinois inmate dies from COVI-19; dozens more sickened – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200330/news/303309933
— State announces 8 new deaths, 461 new coronavirus cases – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200330/state-announces-8-new-deaths-461-new-coronavirus-cases

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Ideas weighed to slowly relaunch Illinois economy – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Ideas-weighed-to-slowly-relaunch-Illinois-economy-15166306.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— House of Representatives will not return to DC until at least April 20 – SCOTT THUMAN
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/coronavirusnowtakingtollonworkinwashington

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— New DuPage County COVID-19 Case Map
https://www.nctv17.com/news/new-dupage-county-covid-19-case-map/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New York Times Projects 33,000 McHenry County Coronavirus Infections
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/30/new-york-times-projects-33000-mchenry-county-coronavirus-infections/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: IS THE CORONAVIRUS ERODING OUR FREEDOM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorner-is-the-coronavirus-eroding-our-freedom.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker says 500 hospital beds this week at McCormick Place – Feds sent surgical masks instead of N95 masks – Ezike explains state prison strategy – Why no “recovered” data? Abbott can only produce 50K rapid tests per day- Drop in new cases today does not indicate anything – Not focused on costs except for gouging
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/pritzker-says-500-hospital-beds-this-week-at-mccormick-place/
— 461 new cases, 8 new deaths – 12 Stateville prisoners hospitalized
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/461-new-cases-7-new-deaths/

— How will county parties hold legally mandated conventions on April 15th?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/30/how-will-county-parties-hold-legally-mandated-conventions-on-april-15th/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The ILGOP’s general counsel sent a memo to county chairs days ago. Excerpt… Other than the requirement that conventions be held on a particular date, the Election Code only directs that a county convention elect a county chairman, select delegates to the state convention and shall be held “within the county.” There is no statutory requirement that a convention must be conducted in any particular manner. In other words, for county organizations without bylaws that might direct otherwise, a convention could possibly be conducted by a conference call (so long as all participants are within the county), or by use of absentee ballots or other methods to elect a chairman and to conduct business. As for the requirement that state convention delegates are chosen at the county convention, that task may be delegated (as has traditionally been the case) to county chairmen if necessary. Of course, all notice requirements must be adhered to, as always. For counties with bylaws that dictate how their conventions are to be run, those bylaws will control, and county organizations should abide by them. I asked the same follow-up question to the ILGOP’s Joe Hackler about counties with in-person meeting requirements. His response… There may be a few that explicitly require personal presence for participation. However, each of these counties conventions would conceivably have a rules committee that could possibly help offer some relief.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats fault Trump for spike in Asian harassment in light of coronavirus – Gabriella Muñoz (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/hakeem-jeffries-faults-trump-spike-asian-harassmen/
— Democrats call for racial data in coronavirus testing – AP (DIERSEN: What about citizenship, age, gender, sexual orientation, BMI, illnesses, national origin, religion, political affiliation, income, net worth, veteran status, years ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/democrats-call-racial-data-coronavirus-testing/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Trump Has Risen to the Occasion, Dems Sink to New Lows
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/03/30/trump-soars-to-new-heights-dems-sink-to-new-lows/

BREITBART
— Repeated Warnings from Feds About Lack of Ventilators Fell on Deaf Ears Under Bush, Obama – EDWIN MORA
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/repeated-warnings-from-feds-about-lack-of-ventilators-fell-on-deaf-ears-under-bush-obama/
— Biden Dismisses Numerous Reports of Mask Theft to Accuse Trump of ‘Conspiracy Mongering’ – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/30/biden-dismisses-numerous-reports-mask-theft-accuse-trump-conspiracy-mongering/

CNS NEWS
— New York Times Now Blaming Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs well blame you for coronavirus: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://cnsnews.com/commentary/bill-donohue/nyt-now-blaming-christians-coronavirus

DAILY CALLER
— U.S. Rivals Are Exploiting Coronavirus As A Weapon In Propaganda War – J. D. GORDON
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/30/gordon-u-s-rivals-are-exploiting-coronavirus-as-a-weapon-in-propaganda-war/

DAILY SIGNAL
— De Blasio, NYC Officials Downplayed COVID-19 Threat After Trump Restricted Travel to China. Here Are 5 Examples. – Chris White
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/30/de-blasio-nyc-officials-downplayed-covid-19-threat-after-trump-restricted-travel-to-china-here-are-5-examples/

TOWNHALL
— German State Finance Minister Commits Suicide After Expressing Concern About Economic Effects of Wuhan Coronavirus – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/03/30/german-state-financial-minister-suicide-n2565957

HOT AIR
— Woke Stupidity Is Spreading As Fast As The Coronavirus Pandemic
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/03/woke-stupidity-spreading-fast-coronavirus-pandemic/

PJ MEDIA
— Let’s Remember the REAL Victims of the Coronavirus: Mildly Inconvenienced Journalists – JIM TREACHER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/lets-remember-the-real-victims-of-the-coronavirus-mildly-inconvenienced-journalists/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blast Trump’s efforts “to sell public on his coronavirus response.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490269-trump-seeks-to-sell-public-on-his-coronavirus-response

NEW YORK TIMES
— How Will We Vote? Outbreak Revives Debate on Mail-In Ballots – AP
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/03/30/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-mail-voting.html
— White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods. – Ana Swanson
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/economy/coronavirus-china-supplies.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Hurting His Own Re-election Chances.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/opinion/trump-coronavirus-election.html
— Bail Out Journalists. Let Newspaper Chains Die. The coronavirus is likely to hasten the end of advertising-driven media, our columnist writes. And government should not rescue it. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: What percent of advertisers are fronts for the Democrat Party?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/business/coronavirus-journalists-newspapers.html
— How Much Should the Public Know About Who Has the Coronavirus? Amid calls for more transparency, a debate is raging among public health experts over how much data on the spread of the virus should be released. – Thomas Fuller
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-data-privacy.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump: Coronavirus rescue bill was almost nixed due to Democrats’ ‘junk’ – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/03/30/trump-coronavirus-rescue-bill-was-almost-nixed-due-to-democrats-junk/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use immigrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-making-america-sick-again-20200330-sa3h7x6pzzey3becd7ev5xndju-story.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump beats a retreat on opening the country as coronavirus data, images show dark reality.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-coronavirus-guidelines-easter-elmhurst/2020/03/29/c15c21f2-7215-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html
— The Great American Migration of 2020: On the move to escape the coronavirus – Marc Fisher, Paul Schwartzman and Ben Weissenbach (DIERSEN: If everyone around you came down with coronavirus, where would you escape to?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/coronavirus-great-american-migration/2020/03/28/b59d4d44-6f6f-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s narcissism has never been more dangerous.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/30/trumps-narcissism-has-never-been-more-dangerous/
— Trump berates ‘PBS NewsHour’ reporter for ‘threatening’ question, hits ‘nice’ question out of park – Katie Shepherd
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/30/coronavirus-yamiche-alcindor-trump/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— After Coronavirus, We Will Have to Reckon With the Debt The post-financial-crisis playbook may not be the right one this time – James Mackintosh
https://www.wsj.com/articles/after-coronavirus-we-will-have-to-reckon-with-the-debt-11585494002
— The Lies We Tell at Work – Tessa West (DIERSEN: Notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844, my Democrat superiors in the federal government would have promoted me into their Senior Executive Service, currently $170,800/year, long before I was 40 years old if I had successfully lied that I was a yes-man, Democrat, Swedish-American, non-Protestant, and/or 4-F.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lies-we-tell-at-workand-the-damage-they-do-11585319160
— How I Wrote Five Novels While Commuting – Ken Wells (DIERSEN: While I commuted 1978-1980, I studied to pass graduate accounting courses at DePaul and to pass the CPA examination. While I commuted 1980-1981, I studied to pass the Certified Internal Auditor examination. While I commuted 1992-1997, I studied to pass graduate finance courses at IIT.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-i-wrote-five-novels-while-commuting-11585234285

FORBES
— Does The Second Amendment Protect Gun Stores From Being Closed During The COVID-19 Crisis? – Evan Gerstmann
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2020/03/30/does-the-second-amendment-protect-gun-stores-from-being-closed-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#522549451863

NEWSWEEK
— THE CORONAVIRUS WILL CHANGE HOW WE WORK FOREVER – KERRI ANNE RENZULLI
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-will-change-how-we-work-forever-1494854

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Reporter denied access to Florida governor’s briefing on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about how politicians, their operatives, and their dupes have treated me. I would focus on those who denied me access to their press conferences and who threw me out of their press conferences. I would focus on those who made it clear that they a) did not want me to know about their press conferences, b) did not want me to attend their press conferences, c) did not want me to ask questions at their press conferences, d) did not want me to speak with other reporters at their press conferences, and e) did not want me to report on their press conferences. I would focus on those who falsely claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://cpj.org/2020/03/reporter-denied-access-to-florida-governors-briefi.php

WKRG
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Nearly 1 in 5 Americans misused or abused drugs in 2018 – Ronnie Das
https://www.wkrg.com/news/nearly-1-in-5-americans-misused-or-abused-drugs-in-2018/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Federal Workers, Union Sue for Hazard Pay A federal class action lawsuit argues that agencies should be required to provide hazardous duty pay to federal employees who have been exposed to the coronavirus. – ERICH WAGNER
https://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2020/03/federal-workers-afge-sue-hazard-pay/164209/
— Government Prepares to Send Stimulus Checks, IRS Begins Mandatory Telework for Nearly All Employees – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/03/coronavirus-roundup-government-prepares-send-stimulus-checks-irs-begins-mandatory-telework-nearly-all-employees/164203/

DIGITAL JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Op-Ed: Social distancing and the political divide in the U.S.”
http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-social-distancing-and-the-political-divide-in-the-usa/article/569526

ADVOCATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.advocate.com/news/2020/3/30/anti-lgbtq-hate-groups-continue-rise

VANITY FAIR
— CORONAVIRUS WILL BE ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER The pandemic has upended traditional campaigning and may play a major role in voters’ decisions. The question for those running in 2020, says one Congressman, will be “how did you perform in the great crisis?” – ERIC LUTZ (DIERSEN: Each and every Republican candidate on November 3, 2020 ballots in Illinois should expect that their Democrat opponent will shout the number of coronavirus infections and deaths in their political jurisdiction and blame those infections and deaths on them.) 
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/coronavirus-will-be-on-the-ballot-in-november

SALON
— Governor says Illinois will take over coronavirus testing after White House’s “profound failing” “The White House has promised millions of tests for weeks now, and they’re just not here,” J.B. Pritzker says – IGOR DERYSH
https://www.salon.com/2020/03/30/governor-says-illinois-will-take-over-coronavirus-testing-after-white-houses-profound-failing/

March 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus IL: 89 detainees at Cook County Jail have contracted COVID-19, sheriff’s office says
https://abc7chicago.com/89-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-contracted-covid-19/6059195/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing Efforts – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-grocery-stores-to-step-up-social-distancing-efforts/

WGN TV
— New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/new-york-may-be-weeks-from-a-peak-in-coronavirus-cases-now-other-states-are-preparing-for-surges/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sheriff announces 51 new coronavirus cases at Cook County Jail, raising total to 89 In addition to the detainees, 12 sheriff’s office employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/28/21198407/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-inmates-89
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/29/21198561/illinois-marijuana-legal-weed-craft-grower-transporter-infuser-license-deadline-extended-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Millions of Americans will be infected by coronavirus and death toll could top 100,000, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— United States now leads the world in total COVID-19 infections. Detroit, Chicago, New York and New Orleans are hotspots. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200328-wya76m4fsnatxbir5jnvs36akq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Can we trust a ‘Fair Tax’ if there are no Fair Maps? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-can-we-trust-a-fair-tax-if-there-are-no-fair-maps
— Illinois students to begin remote learning Tuesday – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/illinois-students-to-begin-remote-learning-tuesday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Duckworth calls $2.2 trillion bill a ‘down payment,’ Trump ‘incompetent’ – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200328/bernard-schoenburg-duckworth-calls-22-trillion-bill-down-payment-trump-incompetent

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois grocery stores asked to enforce social distancing to fight coronavirus – Teri Maddox 
https://herald-review.com/business/illinois-grocery-stores-asked-to-enforce-social-distancing-to-fight/article_12f9804c-9de9-554f-844c-2241c146534f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Florida to set up more checkpoints to quarantine travelers – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Florida-to-set-up-more-checkpoints-to-quarantine-15164064.php
— County fairs hurt financially by coronavirus shutdowns Officials hopeful shows will go on in summer at fairgrounds – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-fairs-hurt-financially-by-coronavirus-15164420.php
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks federal government to expand, expedite Medicaid coverage Care Comes First’ action plan for uninsured, insured Illinois residents
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-Gov-J-B-Pritzker-asks-federal-15164403.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/hawks-no-more-fiscal-conservatives-embrace-rescue-package

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Reports 204 Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths These are DuPage County’s coronavirus numbers as of Saturday. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-reports-204-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— One-third of U.S. counties yet to report single coronavirus case – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/coronavirus-no-confirmed-cases-one-third-us-counti/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘History of solving problems’: Limbaugh praises Trump, questions health experts for response to coronavirus – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/history-of-solving-problems-limbaugh-praises-trump-questions-health-experts-for-response-to-coronavirus

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger: Trump should activate more troops in National Guard
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-activate-more-125500067.html
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis
— Dr. Deborah Birx issues coronavirus warning: ‘We don’t think any city will be spared’ – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-issues-coronavirus-warning-we-dont-think-any-city-will-be-spared

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Thomas Massie Speaks Out: ‘They Don’t Want To Hear The Truth’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/thomas-massie-coronavirus-relief-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Governor Claims Feds Won’t Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To State, Refuses To Provide Proof – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-governor-claims-feds-wont-deliver-coronavirus-supplies-to-state-refuses-to-provide-proof
— Dr. Birx Praises Trump’s Intelligence. Leftists Want Her Canceled. – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-dr-birx-praises-trumps-intelligence-leftists-want-her-canceled

NEWSMAX
— Paranoid, Cheap Game: Blame Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue 
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/faith-based-religious-conservatvies/2020/03/28/id/960342/

TOWNHALL
— Americans Trust President Trump to Lead In the War Against the Silent Enemy – Boris Epshteyn
https://townhall.com/columnists/borisepshteyn/2020/03/29/americans-trust-president-trump-to-lead-in-the-war-against-the-silent-enemy-n2565906
— ‘Who’s The S**thole County Now’: GQ Writer Mocks Trump As Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Spike in the U.S. – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/29/whos-the-sthole-county-now-gq-writer-mocks-trump-as-wuhan-coronavirus-cases-n2565890

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Who Runs America? The Media or the American People? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/03/28/who-runs-america-media-or-american-people
— NY Times: Birx Has Squandered Her Credibility By Denying Doomsday, Praising President – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/28/ny-times-birx-has-squandered-her-credibility-denying-doomsday

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/#slide-1

THE HILL
— What if the ‘sky-is-falling’ coronavirus models are wrong? – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489962-what-if-the-sky-is-falling-coronavirus-models-are-simply-wrong
— Trump asks CDC to issue ‘strong travel advisory’ for NY tri-state area – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490022-trump-asks-cdc-to-issue-strong-travel-advisory-to-nyc-area
— Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after $2T package – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489946-lawmakers-already-planning-more-coronavirus-stimulus-after-2t-package
— California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were ‘not working’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490033-newsom-170-ventilators-sent-from-federal-government-arrived-not-working
— Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus – NAOMI JAGODA 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489952-democrats-eye-additional-relief-checks-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce – STEVEN SHEPARD (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Biden either has already or will promise to use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, Corvette owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/biden-leads-trump-polls-despite-coronavirus-bounce-152944

CNN
— America’s largest single site jail (Cook County) is home to a new coronavirus cluster – Omar Jimenez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/us/detroit-coronavirus-cook-county-jail/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wobbles as a wartime President.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/donald-trump-wartime-commander/index.html
— Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’ – Chandelis Duster (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-cnntv/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-quarantine-rhetoric-fuels-dangerously-politicized-pandemic-ncna1170406
— New Jersey governor cracks down on house parties amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/live-coronavirus-updates-u-s-first-top-100-000-cases-n1171011/ncrd1171301
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want governors to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/some-u-s-governors-have-stepped-during-coronavirus-others-not-n1170706

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here’s How. Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician. – Jonathan Martin, Reid J. Epstein and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/2020-elections-coronavirus.html
— Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.” – Austin Frakt (DIERSEN: Should “old people” like me get credit if they are still “contributing members of society?” If you are old, what would you stress to show that you are still a “contributing member of society?” I would stress my record of sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening. However, according to my critics/opponents, those emails are worthless if not destructive.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-rationing-decisions-ethicists.html
— U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 71 years old, but they also stress that I have not-in-control diabetes, and that I am obese (30+ BMI).) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-disabilities-rationing-ventilators-triage.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The latest sign the economic downturn is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it’s tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs – Taylor Telford and Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/28/white-collar-coronavirus-recession/
— Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-trump-and-biden-in-a-competitive-race-for-the-white-house/2020/03/28/515cb8ba-7037-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis/
— Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/woke-stupidity-is-spreading-as-fast-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
— New Yorkers are throwing ‘corona potlucks’ and visiting ‘speakeasies’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/new-yorkers-are-throwing-corona-potlucks-and-visiting-speakeasies/
— Trump must stop winging it after panicking tri-state area over coronavirus lockdown – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/trump-must-stop-winging-it-after-panicking-tri-state-area-over-coronavirus-lockdown/

USA TODAY
— Detroit auto show canceled; facility to be converted to coronavirus field hospital – Mark Phelan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934839001/

FORBES
— U.S. Airlines Struggle To Identify Passengers Exposed To Coronavirus – Will Horton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/03/28/us-airlines-struggled-to-identify-passengers-exposed-to-coronavirus/
— ‘Failing,’ ‘Snake,’ ‘Tantrums’: Trump’s War With State Governors Rages On – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/03/28/failing-snake-tantrums-trumps-war-with-state-governors-rages-on/

BLOOMBERG
— How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – John Authers 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test
— Coronavirus Response Is a Weapon in China’s Brand of War
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-28/coronavirus-response-is-a-weapon-in-china-s-brand-of-war

FORTUNE
— There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now – JANE J. KIM and MICHELLE A. WILLIAMS
https://fortune.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-preparedness/

BARRON’S
— Living in Retirement in a New Era of Sacrifice – Neal Templin
https://www.barrons.com/articles/living-in-retirement-in-a-new-era-of-sacrifice-51585485001

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Trump ‘Power Hungry’ and ‘Sociopath’ after he lashes out at three publications on Twitter.
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-called-power-hungry-sociopath-after-lashing-out-3-publications-twitter-2948876
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-undergoes-long-overdue-shift-emerging-essential-2948930

LEXOLOGY
— Compliance Alert: The EEOC Announces Its Views On ADA, Title VII, and ADEA Considerations During The Pandemic
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c1b2e72e-663a-4a5e-8482-6daa7a8c40af
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Medical Questionnaires And Examinations. . .Disclosure Of An Employee’s Exposure To The Virus. . .Discrimination Considerations During The Pandemic. . .Reasonable Accommodations And The Interactive Process. . .Implications For Employers)

FORD AUTHORITY
— Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Ford Building Ventilators In Four Weeks “Does Us No Good” – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/governor-andrew-cuomo-says-ford-building-ventilators-in-four-weeks-does-us-no-good/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again tries to blame ‘dangerous and corrupt’ media as crisis escalates.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-twitter-media-us-cases-pandemic-latest-a9431491.html

March 25 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus update: Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker delays state tax filing deadline as COVID-19 cases reach 1,865, 19 deaths – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-tax-filing-deadline-delayed-as-covid-19-cases-rise-to-1865/6048622/
— Coronavirus stimulus bill: Who gets what from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package
https://abc7chicago.com/finance/who-gets-what-from-washingtons-$2-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package/6049877/
— Coronavirus stimulus relief bill: $2 trillion virus rescue bill hits late snags in Senate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/$2-trillion-virus-rescue-bill-hits-late-snags-in-senate/6048123/
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot warns of park, lakefront shutdown if residents disregard COVID-19 guidelines – Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/health/mayor-lightfoot-warns-the-stay-at-home-order-is-not-an-option/6050019/

NBC5
— ‘The Whole City Laid Off’: US Jobless Claims Climb Sky High Restaurants, hotels, airlines, automakers and entertainment venues all have been hit hard – Rebecca Santana and David A. Lieb
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/the-whole-city-laid-off-us-jobless-claims-climb-sky-high/2244422/
— Coronavirus Relief: What We Know About the Senate Bill
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-relief-what-we-know-about-the-senate-bill/2244507/
— $2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Bill Hits Late Snags in Senate The package is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession or worse – Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-congress-trillion-economy-rescue-package-checks/2244510/

CBS2
— Plan Could Turn McCormick Place Into Field Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic – Dave Savini
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/plan-could-turn-mccormick-place-into-field-hospital-amid-covid-19-pandemic/
— Some Chicagoans Say Coronavirus Stimulus Relief Can’t Come Fast Enough – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/25/some-chicaogans-say-coronavirus-stimulus-relief-cant-come-fast-enough/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Do you qualify for a stimulus check in Senate’s coronavirus response bill? – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/do-you-qualify-for-a-stimulus-check-in-senates-coronavirus-response-bill

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threatens to shut down city’s parks and lakefront; police will start ticketing people who don’t abide stay-at-home order
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lakefront-arwady-lightfoot-20200325-feqjcndbmzebrctivt7r4trp3u-story.html
— Are you an essential worker? Says who? And what if you don’t think your job is worth the coronavirus risk? – Alexia Elejalde Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-essential-workers-safety-20200325-2c2f6z53vve4hjcgsrgoyvdcli-story.html
— Illinois follows federal lead and extends state income tax deadline to July 15 – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-income-tax-extension-20200325-hrbbcheievelvofy3s7zurarlq-story.html
— Lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin’s April 7 primary election over coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-wisconsin-primary-april-7-election-delay-20200325-sj4sburptbdmfabczpevxa5yfm-story.html
— Indiana voters may vote by mail in June primary ‘without having a specific reason to do so:’ Indiana Election Commission decides – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-primary-election-update-st-0326-20200325-wmiazsvdb5azbi7zq3m7lf77hi-story.html
— DuPage board members question why decision eliminating Woodridge as new traffic court location was done in closed meeting – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-board-traffic-court-closed-meeting-st-0327-20200325-5jebwnt7lbby3ffjjmp5qavy74-story.html
— Naperville coronavirus roundup: DuPage case count now at 134; county asking for donations of protective medical gear – MICHELLE MULLINS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-coronavirus-roundup-st-0327-20200325-yofzn45gdfc7tpzllz3ntparpu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Durbin, Duckworth join Pritzker in urging Trump to issue Illinois coronavirus disaster declaration Trump has declared disasters in New York, California and Washington state. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Would that give Pritzker more power to suspend the First and Second Amendments?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194131/durbin-duckworth-pritzker-urge-trump-coronavirus-disaster-declaration-illinois
— Residential street sweeping, tree trimming and tree removal could end until Chicago wins coronavirus war With people stuck at home and the mayor ordering that non-emergency ticketing and towing be curtailed, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner John Tully now may suspend key services coveted by aldermen and their constituents. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194583/coronavirus-chicago-street-sweeping-tree-trimming-suspended
— Beck orders new virus protections for Chicago Police officers Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham calls it a start, but nowhere near enough. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/25/21194539/coronavirus-chicago-police-protections-fraternal-order-fop
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21194579/trumps-daily-briefings-prove-hes-uniquely-incompetent-to-handle-coronavirus-gene-lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/25/21193863/president-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-conservatism-can-help-s-e-cupp-suntimes

DAILY HERALD
— Aurora cracking down on ‘nonessential’ businesses
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/aurora-cracking-down-on-nonessential-businesses
— ‘Contentious’ Facebook post sparks policy debate in Palatine Township – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/contentious-facebook-post-sparks-policy-debate-in-palatine-township
— Nearly 200 cars at Schaumburg Township Food Pantry’s first drive-through event – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200325/nearly-200-cars-at-schaumburg-township-food-pantrys-first-drive-through-event
— Indiana officials considering only mail-in vote for primary – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200325/news/303259968/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot threatens to shut down parks, lakefront As the weather warms and people are seen gathering outdoors, officials warn they endanger the current efforts to slow the pandemic. Mayor Lightfoot also announced an increase in hotel rooms dedicated to victims of COVID-19. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/lightfoot-threatens-shut-down-parks-lakefront
— United Center to become coronavirus logistics hub Officials say the West Side arena will transform into a central site to help with food distribution, first responder staging and collecting critically needed medical supplies. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/united-center-become-coronavirus-logistics-hub
— Only 1 in 10 downtown hotel rooms were occupied last week The coronavirus pandemic has decimated the lodging industry nationwide, which has suffered revenue declines worse than those after 9/11 and the global financial crisis. Chicago is no exception. – ALBY GALLUN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/only-1-10-downtown-hotel-rooms-were-occupied-last-week
— Pritzker delays state income-tax filing to July 15 The governor matches a federal move. Refunds will still go out as originally scheduled. Pritzker also announces creation of a $60 million small-business loan fund. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-delays-state-income-tax-filing-july-15
— What’s in the huge federal stimulus bill for you? Details are beginning to emerge as the Senate prepares to vote on the $2 trillion plan. Here are some of the local winners. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/whats-huge-federal-stimulus-bill-you

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County accepting donations of personal protective equipment
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/25/dupage-county-accepting-donations-of-personal-protective-equipment/ak25v1v/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— DuPage County Seeks Personal Protective Equipment Donations
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-seeks-personal-protective-equipment-donations/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Trump Mailing: Public Health or Politics?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/public-health-or-politics/ 
— DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/25/dewitte-calls-for-state-income-tax-deadline-minimum-wage-hike-mdelay/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER/INGOLD: IS THE COVID 19 CURE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-is-the-covid-19-cure-worse-than-the-problem.html
— 330 NEW COVID 19 CASES IN ILLINOIS; 3 DEATHS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/330-new-covid-19-cases-in-illinois-3-deaths-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker announces delay of tax filing deadline to July 15 – Three programs for small businesses – Praises stimulus bill – Thanks workers – Treasurer initiates loan program, addresses bill backlog – Hotel industry expects 120,000 layoffs in coming weeks – Pritzker admits IDES website is not functioning properly
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/pritzker-announces-delay-tax-filing-deadline-to-july-15/
— 330 new cases, 3 new deaths and it’s now in Stateville
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/330-new-cases-3-new-deaths-and-its-now-in-stateville/

— COVID-19 Roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/covid-19-roundup-5/
— 17 Cook County detainees, five employees test positive, 31 awaiting results
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/17-cook-county-detainees-five-employees-test-positive-31-awaiting-results/

GOPUSA
— Essential: Denver Mayor Shuts Down Nearly Everything Then Backtracks To Open Liquor Stores, Retail Marijuana Shops
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86589

BLAZE
— Democratic LA mayor: Power, water will be shut off for nonessential businesses that refuse to close amid coronavirus ‘safer at home’ order ‘This is your chance to step up and shut it down — because if you don’t, we will shut you down’ – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democratic-la-mayor-power-water-will-be-shut-off-for-nonessential-businesses-that-refuse-to-close

ONE NEWS NOW
— Democrats’ identity politics quite apparent amidst pandemic – Chad Groening, Jody Brown (DIERSEN: Democrats use government to give preference to 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://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/03/25/project-21-dems-identity-politics-quite-apparent-amidst-pandemic

THE HILL
— States reject Trump calls to reopen economy by Easter – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489487-states-reject-trump-calls-for-reopening-economy
— Last-minute complaints threaten $2T Senate coronavirus emergency aid – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489525-last-minute-complaints-threaten-2t-senate-coronavirus-emergency-aid

WASHINGTON POST
— Biden suggests that Trump’s Easter timeline could be ‘catastrophic’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/25/coronavirus-latest-news/

BLOOMBERG
— Republican Governors Split on Trump Stay-at-Home Skepticism – Amanda Albright and Jonathan Levin
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/republican-governors-split-over-trump-s-stay-at-home-skepticism

NEWSWEEK
— FORMER CALIFORNIA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE JOHN COX SAYS HE HAS CORONAVIRUS—AND SOME ADVICE FOR GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM – PAUL BOND
https://www.newsweek.com/former-california-gubernatorial-candidate-says-he-has-coronavirus-some-advice-governor-gavin-1494096

NEW REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trumpworld Embraces the Death Wish Economy Dying for the Dow Jones Industrial Average is now an essential part of MAGA dogma.”
https://newrepublic.com/article/157052/donald-trump-economic-nihilism

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— UK Towns Lose Local Newspapers as Impact of Coronavirus Deepens – Jim Waterson (DIERSEN: Coronavirus will not cause Illinois Republicans to lose their GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I continue to have the time needed, good health needed, money needed, and motivation needed to put them together and to send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.) 
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/uk-towns-lose-local-newspapers-as-impact-of-coronavirus-deepens/
— Americans Who Primarily Get News Through Social Media are Least Likely to Follow COVID-19 Coverage – Mark Jurkowitz and Amy Mitchell (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want everyone to spend all their time reading/looking at what they post on Facebook.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/news/americans-who-primarily-get-news-through-social-media-are-least-likely-to-follow-covid-19-coverage/

March 25 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Primary not postponed, but no word when city election results will be final Of the 117,120 vote-by-mail applications sent out before last week’s primary, 60,812 have been returned as of Tuesday morning, according to figures from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. – Rachel Hinton (DIERSEN: When will the election results be final in your county? How many vote-by-mail applications were sent out in your county? How many were Democrat and how many were Republican? How many mail-in-ballots have been returned and how many are Democrat and how many are Republican? How many mail-in-ballots were rejected and how many of those were Democrat and how many were Republican and for what reasons were they rejected? How many mail-in-ballots have been entered into the system and how many of them are Democrat and how many are Republican?) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/24/21192910/primary-postponed-mail-in-illinois-chicago-election-results
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Of those, 1,339 ballots were rejected for either being postmarked too late or for having an invalid or missing signature. Some may have chosen to vote in person instead of submitting a mail ballot, Allen said. “Our job is to make sure we count every legal ballot,” Allen said. Staff at the city’s electoral board got back to work Tuesday after a few days off and have resumed their four main post-election tasks: vote-by-mail ballot processing, a review of provisional ballots, a precinct canvass — which means a review of all documents and tapes from the various precinct voting locations — and a 5% retabulation of ballots. That process entails the Illinois State Board of Elections randomly selecting five ballot scanners used on Election Day or during early voting and running all ballots cast at those locations through the scanners again to verify that they were counted correctly, Allen said. But there’s no word yet on when last week’s primary results will be certified. “We also have to wait for any late arriving, but on-time postmarked, vote-by-mail ballots, so by law we cannot conclude anything by at least March 31 and also by law we’re allowed to wait at least 21 days after the Election Day to issue the proclamation,” Allen said. That would be April 7. Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough released unofficial results for suburban areas on Saturday. There are still some mail ballots that the county can receive so long as they arrive by March 31, James Scalzitti, a spokesman for the clerk, said in an email. Of the 60,000 mail ballots that were sent out by the clerk’s office, around 33,000 will have been tabulated by Wednesday morning, Scalzitti said. The county’s results are expected be certified in early April.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot warns against misinformation about so-called cures during COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Be careful. There’s no cure for coronavirus’ – Gregory Pratt (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-lori-lightfoot-warning-no-cure-20200324-preh3fetj5db7aejsztjcehk7a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use coronavirus to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-coronavirus-chicago-housing-groups-demand-units-filled-20200324-faaukkia3nednbsrh5d4tyhcqe-story.html
— Manager at Willowbrook nursing home with 46 coronavirus cases — including DuPage County’s first death — denies claim of supply, staffing shortages – JOHN KEILMAN, ROBERT MCCOPPIN and JOE MAHR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-nursing-home-shortages-denied-20200324-3463e36rbff25mhgp4lfdn3cci-story.html
— A region-specific strategy could slow the coronavirus and protect the U.S. economy – CORY FRANKLIN AND ROBERT A. WEINSTEIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-coronavirus-national-strategy-economy-20200324-wwlsj32z75flrpv2qxp5r26obm-story.html
— Too big to infect? Some U.S. leaders defy virus guidelines – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-united-states-leaders-defy-coronavirus-guidelines-20200325-clsr6d2ujnatjeekysyonz5jge-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage may help groups provide hotel rooms for the homeless – Robert Sanchez (DIERSEN: Democrats have always steered homeless people to DuPage County and especially to Milton Township and especially to Wheaton.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200324/dupage-may-help-groups-provide-hotel-rooms-for-the-homeless

NBC5
— Trump Hopes to Relax Restrictions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/trump-hopes-to-relax-restrictions-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/2244046/

WTTW
— Chinatown Grapples with Economic Fallout of the Coronavirus – Paris Schutz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/03/23/chinatown-grapples-economic-fallout-coronavirus

WBBM 780
— DuPage County Board Members Participate In Meeting Via Phone – BERNIE TAFOYA (DIERSEN: According to this article, “Members of the public were not allowed at the DuPage County board meeting so as not to increase the potential spread of COVID-19.” Those who want to abolish the Open Meetings Act in Illinois ( https://www.bettergov.org/news/a-guide-to-the-open-meetings-act-oma-in-illinois/ ) are overjoyed.)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/dupage-county-board-members-participate-in-meeting-via-phone
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The DuPage County Board conducted its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday in Wheaton, and while all board members participated in the meeting, not all were physically in the board room. “There [are> 11 members present and seven participating on telephone,” said DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin following a roll call at the beginning of Tuesday morning’s meeting. Cronin started off the first meeting of the board since Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order saying that the board “will continue to conduct the people’s business while adhering to public health and safety guidelines.” He noted that board members who were at the meeting in-person were at least six feet apart from each other. He said there were four staff members in attendance. Board member Liz Chaplin said the entire board should be on the phone, that it would have been the responsible thing to do. “Leaders have to lead by example, and if we’re going out to meetings when we have the opportunity to tele-conference, what kind of example are we setting?” she said. Board member Mary Ozog said she has risk factors and her son works at Costco and encounters lots of people every day. “We could all be carriers as the Surgeon General said yesterday. And, let’s face it, we all know there’s not enough tests. We can’t rule it out and we can’t find out if we may have had this virus at this point. And, this virus kills,” she said. Ozog said it was her civic duty to attend the meeting by phone. She’s hoping the next meeting on April 14 is entirely by phone. “We should be staying home and working to flatten the curve we’ve all been told about and try not to spread this virus any further,” she said. She points out that doing a meeting entirely by phone is doable. She cites Monday night’s Glen Ellyn board of trustees meeting. “The village of Glen Ellyn where I live had last night, I believe three staff members and the village president. No board members were present and they conducted their meeting through teleconference.” Members of the public were not allowed at the DuPage County board meeting so as not to increase the potential spread of COVID-19. Residents had been invited to make online any comments they would like read into the record during the public participation portion of the meeting. The five other DuPage County board members who participated by phone Tuesday included, Ashley Selmon, Sam Tornatore, Julie Renahan, Tim Elliott and Sadia Covert.)

WGN RADIO
— Trump hopes to lift social distancing guidelines by Easter
https://wgnradio.com/news/coronavirus-in-us-trump-hopes-to-lift-social-distancing-guidelines-by-easter/

KANE COUNTY CONNECTS
— County Board Chair Says We Must Prepare For 2 Months
https://kanecountyconnects.com/2020/03/covid-19-kane-county-county-chair-addresses-covid-19-at-special-meeting-idph-says-kane-cases-at-24-aurora-reports-1st-death/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Council approves emergency powers / Langfelder plans to declare state of emergency Wednesday – Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200324/council-approves-emergency-powers–langfelder-plans-to-declare-state-of-emergency-wednesday
— COVID-19 death toll at 16; Pritzker says stay at home order may be extended – Doug Finke 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200324/covid-19-death-toll-at-16-pritzker-says-stay-at-home-order-may-be-extended

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria council passes ordinance to give mayor emergency powers – Andy Kravetz
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20200324/peoria-council-passes-ordinance-to-give-mayor-emergency-powers

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— ‘Imaginary clock’: Governors reject Trump’s virus timeline – PAUL J. WEBER and JONATHAN J. COOPER
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/03/25/imaginary-clock-governors-reject-trumps-virus-timeline/ajxqvbo/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters crow about their success in promoting panic.
https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/coronavirus/forget-politics-majority-of-republicans-democrats-now-agree-coronavirus-is/article_488a4a9c-d3db-5e68-82ee-4abbdfc2ccbd.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Celebrities seemingly have easy access to coronavirus testing, working class struggles and waits Patients weigh in on celebrities’ ease at getting tested – KATIE SMITH (DIERSEN: Who are the celebrities in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Do they want to get tested? Trump-haters use celebrities who have coronavirus to promote panic.)
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/24/celebrities-seemingly-have-easy-access-to-coronavirus-testing-working-class-struggles-and-waits/a20ba0r/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Facebook Group Unites Springfield Online During COVID-19 Isolation – MIKE SMITH
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/facebook-group-unites-springfield-online-during-covid-19-isolation#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo promotes panic.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-york-gov-andrew-cuomo-takes-spotlight-coronavirus-response#stream/0

WGLT
— Pekin City Council Extends Mayor’s Emergency Powers – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/pekin-city-council-extends-mayors-emergency-powers#stream/0

WGEM
— Illinois could need 38K more beds if virus isn’t contained – AP
https://wgem.com/2020/03/25/illinois-could-need-38k-more-beds-if-virus-isnt-contained/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois governor justifies stay-at-home order by showing estimated need for hospital beds, ventilators to exceed capacity – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-governor-justifies-stay-at-home-order-by-showing-estimated/article_6234cc36-6e07-11ea-a21d-e7d0fc398af8.html
— Travel industry braces for loss of $355 billion, 4.6 million jobs – Kevin Bessler 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/national/travel-industry-braces-for-loss-of-billion-million-jobs/article_b5a4c972-6d4c-11ea-a333-fb08d3fe1d10.html

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Trump-haters, coronavirus “could be 10 times deadlier” than the flu.
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/fact-check-trump-compares-coronavirus-to-the-flu-but-it-could-be-10-times-deadlier/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO AREA MANUFACTURERS REFOCUS TO HELP WITH COVID-19 MEDICAL SUPPLY NEEDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/chicago-area-manufacturers-refocus-to-help-with-covid-19-medical-supply-needs.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House cancels next week’s scheduled session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/house-cancels-next-weeks-scheduled-session/
— Feds remind states about unemployment gag order
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/25/feds-remind-states-about-unemployment-gag-order/

GOPUSA
— Bad Press: Pelosi Puts ‘Aside Some Of Our Concerns’ On The Leftist Wish List To ‘Get This Done’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86578
— Comrade Britney Spears Calls For Americans To ‘Redistribute Wealth, Strike’ During Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86594

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Nancy Pelosi’s Death Wish For America – Judi McLeod
https://canadafreepress.com/article/nancy-pelosis-death-wish-for-america

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Majority of Americans give Trump thumbs-up for coronavirus response: Poll – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/majority-of-americans-give-trump-thumbs-up-for-cor/
— Trump’s assurance, stimulus hopes fuel Wall Street surge – Dave Boyer and Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-stimulus-hopes-donald-trumps-assurance/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Arizona man drinks poison and dies. Media blame Trump – Becket Adams (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters will use coronavirus to promote hatred of Trump.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/arizona-man-drinks-poison-and-dies-media-blame-trump
— Trump and Cuomo coronavirus partnership blows up as New York outbreak heads for breaking point – Rob Crilly
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-and-cuomo-coronavirus-partnership-blows-up-as-new-york-outbreak-heads-for-breaking-point

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Poll: Trump More Trustworthy Than Media on Coronavirus – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Who focuses on making others distrust you? I should write a book about those who focus on making others distrust me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/media/poll-trump-media-trust/
— Can States Close Their Borders? COVID-19 Gives Local Authorities Wide Power – Kevin Daley
https://freebeacon.com/courts/can-states-close-their-borders-covid-19-gives-local-authorities-wide-power/?utm_source=actengage&utm_campaign=FreedomMail&utm_medium=email
— Harvard, Boasting $40 Billion Endowment, Lays Off Dining Hall Workers Due to Coronavirus Country’s richest university cuts costs as pandemic sweeps country – Alana Goodman
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/harvard-not-paying-all-workers-during-coronavirus-shutdown-despite-40-9b-endowment/
— Biden Denies Criticizing Trump on Coronavirus on Same Day His Campaign Blasted the President in an Email Campaign email Tuesday saying Trump must be held ‘accountable for his failures in handling this pandemic’ – David Rutz (DIERSEN: Who holds you accountable and for what? I should write a book about those who hold me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails accountable for their problems, your problems, my problems, and everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/biden-denies-criticizing-trump-on-coronavirus-on-same-day-his-campaign-blasted-the-president-in-an-email/
— Trump Approval Rating Returns to Highest Point of Presidency – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving your approval rating down? I should write a book about those who focus on driving my approval rating down in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.) 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/trump-approval-rating-returns-to-highest-point-of-presidency/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump’s Coronavirus Response Is Foiling His Enemies The president is already unlimbering the economic guns and starting to spike the dreams of those who hope that the economic consequences of the anti-coronavirus measures will lose the administration its reelection. – Conrad Black
https://www.amgreatness.com/2020/03/24/trumps-coronavirus-response-is-foiling-his-enemies/

DAILY SIGNAL
— The Truth About the Charge That Trump ‘Eliminated’ White House Pandemic Office Before Coronavirus – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/03/24/the-truth-about-the-charge-that-trump-eliminated-white-house-pandemic-office-before-coronavirus/

DAILY CALLER
— Former Vice President Joe Biden Keeps Pushing Misinformation About The Coronavirus. Here Are 5 Examples – PETER HASSON (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write a book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/24/joe-biden-donald-trump-coronavirus-covid19-misinformation-fact-check/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Is Trump Hitting His Stride on Coronavirus? – CONRAD BLACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-outbreak-president-trump-showing-true-leadership/

THE HILL
— White House, Senate reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package – ALEXANDER BOLTON AND JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489382-senate-white-house-reach-deal-on-massive-stimulus-package
— Expanded testing shows signs of strain – NATHANIEL WEIXEL AND JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/news-by-subject/healthcare/489357-expanded-testing-shows-signs-of-strain

POLITICO
— Republicans forging ahead with Charlotte convention The RNC has an advantage over Democrats: Its convention is scheduled for a month later, in late August. – ALEX ISENSTADT
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/25/republican-national-convention-charlotte-147029

HUFFINGTON POST
— Washington Post Rebukes Donald Trump’s ‘Reckless’ Coronavirus Plan “What if returning to normal reignites a virus explosion?” asked the newspaper’s board. – Lee Moran (DIERSEN: The Washington Post is consumed with hatred against Trump and is doing everything that it can to destroy Trump. What does that say about the Washington Post’s credibility?) 
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/washington-post-editorial-board-donald-trump-coronavirus-reckless_n_5e7b195bc5b620022ab39385

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “U.S. could be next ‘virus epicenter’ as India locks down, global recession looms.”
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus/u-s-could-be-next-virus-epicenter-as-india-locks-down-global-recession-looms-idUSKBN21B1RJ

CNN
— In newspaper and TV interviews, experts beseech Trump to rethink Easter end to the coronavirus restrictions – BRIAN STELTER
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/media/coronavirus-donald-trump-easter-reliable-sources/index.html
— White House, Senate reach historic $2 trillion stimulus deal amid growing coronavirus fears
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/politics/stimulus-senate-action-coronavirus/index.html
— Trump says US could return to normal by Easter. Health officials and state leaders are gearing up for a longer fight – Christina Maxouris
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/health/coronavirus-state-actions-wednesday/index.html
— Prince Charles tests positive for novel coronavirus – Emma Reynolds and Max Foster (DIERSEN: Who are the celebrities in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois? Do they want to get tested? Trump-haters use celebrities who have coronavirus to promote panic.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/europe/prince-charles-coronavirus-gbr-intl/index.html

CNBC
— OUTSTANDING: Congress may let you skip this mandatory withdrawal from retirement accounts – Darla Mercado (DIERSEN: Mandatory withdrawals are taxable, Roth withdrawals are not.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/congress-may-let-you-skip-mandatory-withdrawals-from-ira-and-401ks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote panic.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/italian-coronavirus-cases-seen-10-times-higher-than-official-tally.html
— Trump, Pence held call on economy with investors including Paul Tudor Jones, Stephen Schwarzman – Kayla Tausche and Thomas Franck
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/trump-pence-held-call-on-economy-with-investors-including-paul-tudor-jones-stephen-schwarzman.html

MERCURY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Denver’s stay-at-home order: Panic buying forces reversal on liquor and marijuana stores (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, and in your county “live for” booze, gambling, pot, and other vices?)
https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-denver-issues-stay-at-home-order-panic-buying-forces-reversal-on-liquor-and-marijuana-stores/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Denver has a population of about 2.8 million. The order closes nonessential businesses and public places in Denver. Residents are required to shelter in their homes, leaving only when they must. Grocery shopping and doctor visits are examples of exemptions to the order. At first, liquor stores and recreational marijuana shops didn’t make the list of essential businesses. However the city reversed its original decree within hours after would-be shoppers formed lines wrapping around the block for both types of establishments. Now liquor and marijuana stores can remain open with measures in place to ensure 6-foot spacing between individuals.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— White House and Congress Reach $2 Trillion Stimulus Deal The legislation, which will send direct payments and jobless benefits to individuals, is the biggest economic stimulus package in modern American history. President Trump wants the U.S. “opened up” by Easter, as fleeing New Yorkers are urged to self-quarantine.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/world/coronavirus-news-maps.html
— As Fleeing New Yorkers Are Told to Quarantine, Trump Says U.S. Should Reopen ‘by Easter’ Stocks surged on the promise of a bailout as companies and workers tried to navigate the crisis.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html
— Texas Tries to Balance Local Control With the Threat of a Pandemic
Texas is the largest state that has not issued a statewide stay-at-home order. With many regions untouched by the coronavirus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants the economy moving again. – Manny Fernandez and David Montgomery
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-texas-patrick-abbott.html
— Trump Wants U.S. ‘Opened Up’ by Easter, Despite Health Officials’ Warnings “You can’t just come in and say let’s close up the United States of America,” the president said, insisting again that he did not view the coronavirus as any more dangerous than the flu. – Annie Karni and Donald G. McNeil Jr.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-easter.html
— Facebook Is ‘Just Trying to Keep the Lights On’ as Traffic Soars in Pandemic The social network is straining to deal with skyrocketing usage as its 45,000 employees work from home for the first time. – Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/technology/virus-facebook-usage-traffic.html
— The Evening News Is Back The network newscasts had lost relevance, thanks to cable and digital media. Now, the coronavirus has put tens of millions of viewers back in the 6:30 p.m. habit. – John Koblin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/media/coronavirus-evening-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Coronavirus Is Advancing. All Americans Need to Shelter in Place. The worst of the pandemic is yet to come. Listen to the medical experts. It’s time for a national lockdown.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/opinion/coronavirus-trump-lockdown.html
— Red vs. Blue on Coronavirus Concern: The Gap Is Still Big but Closing – Emily Badger and Kevin Quealy
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/21/upshot/coronavirus-public-opinion.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout Both chambers of Congress will aim to pass the mammoth legislation swiftly.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-congress-economic-stimulus/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Workers, Businesses Lack Funds to Tide Them Over Until Help Comes In a matter of a few weeks, many employees and small business alike will be plain out of money – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-workers-businesses-lack-funds-to-tide-them-over-until-help-comes-11585051200
— Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say? Current estimates about the Covid-19 fatality rate may be too high by orders of magnitude. – Eran Bendavid and Jay Bhattacharya
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464
— Governments Prepare for the Long Haul in Battle Against Coronavirus Authorities will grapple with when to loosen the grip—and how much economic pain countries will endure – Feliz Solomon, Betsy McKay and Jon Emont
https://www.wsj.com/articles/governments-prepare-for-the-long-haul-in-battle-against-coronavirus-11585128601
— As Coronavirus Panic Spreads, Living Underground Doesn’t Seem So Strange These survivalists bought elaborate bunkers built to withstand a nuclear blast. Now, they’re using the subterranean shelters as pandemic panic escalates – R.T. Watson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-coronavirus-spreads-underground-bunkers-dont-seem-so-excessive-now-11585073484
— Minorities Bear the Lockdown’s Economic Brunt They disproportionately work in industries, and for employers, that have been ordered closed. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/minorities-bear-the-lockdowns-economic-brunt-11585088524

FORBES
— Panic At The Gun Shop: Coronavirus Fears Cause A Run On Ammo And Firearms – Halah Touryalai (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they are going to get rid of Trump-supporters once and for all.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/halahtouryalai/2020/03/24/panic-at-the-gun-shop-coronavirus-fears-cause-a-run-on-ammo-and-firearms/#62648b09782e

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS
— COVID-19 Warning: Being Overweight Or Obese Ups Your Risk Of Dying From Coronavirus – Divya Ramaswamy
https://www.ibtimes.com/covid-19-warning-being-overweight-or-obese-ups-your-risk-dying-coronavirus-2945433

MIAMI HERALD
— Panic attack symptoms? Google searches for health info double as coronavirus rages – MADDIE CAPRON
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241483511.html

FOX PHOENIX
— Texas lieutenant governor says failing economy worse than the coronavirus – Brandon Todd
https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/texas-lieutenant-governor-says-failing-economy-worse-than-the-coronavirus

PRESS PUBLICATIONS
— Disinformation: Accurate news critical on coronavirus (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is disinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. My critics/opponents focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I should write book about my critics/opponents and all the individuals, organizations, companies, governments, activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. that they have destroyed.)
https://www.presspubs.com/white_bear/opinion/disinformation-accurate-news-critical-on-coronavirus/article_64fd2142-6e26-11ea-9588-fb65ff34b152.html

WIGAN TODAY
— These are the conditions that put you at a high risk of catching coronavirus – Sarah Wilson (DIERSEN: What increases your risk of catching coronavirus? I am 71, I have not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and I am obese. Further, my spending 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out a) puts under a tremendous amount of stress and b) severly limits time that I might spend exercising.)
https://www.wigantoday.net/read-this/these-are-conditions-put-you-high-risk-catching-coronavirus-2456700
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, evidence suggests that those with weakened immune systems, as with any virus, are more susceptible to becoming infected by coronavirus. This includes those undergoing cancer treatment, those who are being treated for autoimmune diseases like lupus, Multiple Sclerosis or inflammatory bowel diseases, those with HIV and those having an organ or bone-marrow transplant. What underlying conditions put people at the highest risk of severe infection? A report from the World Heath Organization which studied cases in China said that the underlying conditions which put people at the highest risk of severe disease are hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease (such as lung disease or asthma) and cancer. . .What other conditions or factors make severe infection more likely? Age is one of the biggest risk factors when it comes to severity of infection, with the highest mortality rates in patients over the age of 80. It has also been suggested that those who smoke or vape may be more susceptible to catching coronavirus and more likely to contract a severe infection. Those with eating disorders or any other condition which causes them to lose a large amount of weight may also be more susceptible to catching coronavirus given the condition can cause low-white blood cell counts which weakens the immune system.)

NEWSWEEK
— DONALD TRUMP SEES BEST APPROVAL RATING FOR THREE YEARS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SHANE CROUCHER (DIERSEN: Who focuses on driving your approval rating down? I should write a book about those who focus on driving my approval rating down in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-approval-rating-coronavirus-pandemic-response-1494118

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— What the Coronavirus Means for Your Retirement Finances Here’s how the COVID-19 pandemic could change your retirement income and expenses. – Emily Brandon (DIERSEN: If you had a large Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020, how would you invest it?) 
https://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/401ks/articles/what-the-coronavirus-means-for-your-retirement-finances
(FROM THE ARTICLE: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF the coronavirus may fall especially hard on retirees who are living on a fixed income. Retirement accounts have lost value, and savings accounts are likely to generate even less interest than they did in the recent past. However, the Social Security and Medicare programs have recently been tweaked in an effort to support retirees. Here is how the coronavirus pandemic could financially impact retirees: Social Security offices are closed. Medicare will now pay for telehealth services. Retirement accounts have lost value. Savings accounts will pay lower interest rates. Recreation spending has dropped. The urge to panic is strong, but stay rational. . .Retirement Accounts Have Lost Value Watching your retirement account balance plummet is especially horrifying for those who are already retired. “Minimizing and/or delaying withdrawals from retirement accounts while we are in the midst of the crisis allows your accounts time to recover,” says Adrienne Ross, a certified financial planner for Clear Insight Financial Planning in Spokane, Washington. “It allows you to delay or avoid selling assets when they are down in value.” Think about ways to delay purchases and reduce spending to give your investments time to recover in value before you lock in the loss by selling your assets. If you have other options, consider tapping into a savings account or emergency fund rather than taking a withdrawal from a depleted retirement or investment account. “Hopefully you’ve got an emergency fund that allows you to keep the money invested,” says Marie Thomasson, a certified financial planner and owner of Modern Assets in Culver City, California. “If you need to withdraw money for required minimum distributions or living expenses, take out only the minimum necessary.” Savings Accounts Will Pay Lower Interest Rates The Federal Reserve’s interest rate cut is likely to lead to lower interest rates on savings accounts. However, you can still look for a savings account that has a better interest rate than you are earning on your current savings. “Online savings accounts are a fantastic alternative to the traditional savings account, and are still FDIC-insured,” Thomasson says. “They offer a much higher interest rate overall and I recommend them to all my clients.” If you won’t need your savings in the near future, you can also park your money in a certificate of deposit. “CDs are a good option if you are comfortable locking in that money for a certain amount of time,” Thomasson says. “Make sure you have enough cash or other income through Social Security or your pension that you won’t need to tap the CD early.”)

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote panic.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/03/what-really-doomed-americas-coronavirus-response/608596/

AXIOS
— Investors remain wary despite Dow’s historic single-day gain – Dion Rabouin (DIERSEN: If you had a large Roth CD maturing on April 1, 2020, how would you invest it?) 
https://www.axios.com/stock-market-rebound-coronavirus-dow-jones-gain-1c954a3f-3054-4b1f-975a-2abf3c48b650.html

PROPUBLICA
— Even After Trump Declared a National Emergency, Some Talk Radio Hosts Weren’t Convinced In the last two weeks, several of the most-listened-to conservative hosts were telling millions of listeners that they should ignore the “hype” and that the coronavirus is no worse than the seasonal flu. – Jack Gillum and Derek Willis (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want to suspend First Amendment rights and shut down these “conservative hosts” that refuse to promote panic. Of course, Pritzker, and the rest my critics/opponents in Illinois, want to suspend First Amendment rights in Illinois and shut down news outlets in Illinois like GOPUSA ILLINOIS that refuse to promote panic.) 
https://www.propublica.org/article/even-after-trump-declared-a-national-emergency-some-talk-radio-hosts-werent-convinced

REASON
— Impeachment Based on Improper Motives – JOSH BLACKMAN (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who do not want me to hint, imply, argue, or shout that any individual, organization, company, government, or country has any kind of improper motive or bad judgment?) 
https://reason.com/2019/12/08/impeachment-based-on-improper-motives/

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford North America Plants Won’t Resume Production March 30th After All – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/ford-north-america-plants-wont-resume-production-march-30th-after-all/
— Fitch Ratings Downgrades Ford To Lowest Investment Grade – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/fitch-ratings-downgrades-ford-to-lowest-investment-grade/

GM AUTHORITY
— New York Auto Show Postponed, Convention Center Turned Into Hospital – JONATHAN LOPEZ
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/new-york-auto-show-postponed-convention-center-turned-into-hospital/
— How Long Will General Motors Plants Remain Shut Down? – SAM MCEACHERN
https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/03/how-long-will-general-motors-plants-remain-shut-down/

DAILY MAIL
— Britney Spears calls for redistribution of wealth and a ‘strike’ as she tries to inspire fans amid the COVID-19 crisis – KELBY VERA
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8149109/Britney-Spears-calls-redistribution-wealth-strike-message-fans.html

March 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois’ COVID-19 cases reach 1,535, 16 deaths; hospitals prepare for COVID-19 patient influx – Craig Wall, Eric Horng and Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/health/hospitals-prepare-for-covid-19-patient-influx;-illinois-covid-19-cases-reach-1535-16-deaths/6044980/
— Trump hoping to see US economy reopened by Easter amid coronavirus outbreak – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-hoping-to-see-us-economy-reopened-by-easter/6046176/

NBC5
— Many Airline Flights Nearly Empty as Virus Undercuts Travel Even with sharply reduced schedules, airlines are consolidating some of the remaining flights because passengers aren’t showing up – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/many-airline-flights-nearly-empty-as-virus-undercuts-travel/2243564/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Chicago: 6 CPD Officers, 5 Members Of CFD Test Positive For COVID-19
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-has-now-infected-six-chicago-police-officers/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters use coronavirus to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-coronavirus-trump-lockdown-page-20200324-cttw6al7anbgphj3vzd36ajbxy-story.html
— Coronavirus infections continue to surge in Europe, with 743 reported dead in Italy on Tuesday – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-around-the-world-updates-20200324-ug6tu7nksngelduofvq27njaku-story.html
— One of Chicago’s biggest hotels to shut down as coronavirus upends the industry with closures, job losses – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-hotel-closures-coronavirus-0324-20200324-uub6f3ytvzfqvg2we7lgjuh64e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Not the time to lift stay-at-home order, despite what Trump says about getting economy moving The mayor said the decision to lift a shelter-in-place order depends on “us — not him,” referring to the president. “Pulling that now, in my view for Chicago, does not make sense at all.” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21192972/coronavirus-stay-home-shelter-economy-lightfoot-trump-covid-19
— Will coronavirus delay July Democratic presidential convention in Milwaukee? The situation is “fluid,” a convention official said. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/3/24/21193156/coronavirus-pandemic-threatens-july-democratic-convention-milwaukee-will-there-be-delay
— Nearly a dozen Chicago first responders infected with coronavirus, but all recovering and ‘in great spirits’ Six of the cases are in the Chicago Police Department, and five in the Chicago Fire Department, leaders of the two departments said. Two of the Chicago Police employees are recovering from the coronavirus in hospitals. – Jake Wittich
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/24/21193157/police-fire-departments-precaution-first-responders-test-positive-coronavirus-covid
— Saving the economy is secondary to saving lives during a pandemic The president wants the economy “raring to go” by Easter. That’s not only nonsense, it’s life threatening. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/3/24/21192709/coronavirus-pandemic-president-trump-public-health-experts-economy-easter-april

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump administration dusts off 2008 order to states: Don’t release daily jobless numbers Illinois now will say only once a week how many people filed for benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-administration-dusts-2008-order-states-dont-release-daily-jobless-numbers
— McCormick Place loses 2 events with 100K visitors The National Restaurant Association Show and the American Society of Clinical Oncology have both canceled, adding to the harsh immediate economic fallout of the pandemic. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/mccormick-place-loses-2-events-100k-visitors

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers discuss if a national coronavirus shutdown is ahead – Sara Chernikoff
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/is-a-national-coronavirus-shutdown-ahead

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— The Latest on Government Efforts to Contain Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/the-latest-on-government-efforts-to-contain-coronavirus/ 
— Self-Sufficiency Urged for Personal Protection Equipment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/self-sufficiency-urged-for-personal-protection-equipment/ 
— IL-6: Ives Chides House Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/24/so-what-will-happen-with-party-conventions/

WILL COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE
— FROM THE POSTING: How YOU Can Help: The Will County Republican Central Committee is looking for a FEW highly motivated Pollwatchers for the counting of the Provisional Ballots/late Vote-by-mail ballots on March 31, 2010 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Will County Board Room and is looking for ONE highly motivated Pollwatcher for the Retabulation of the Ballot Counters on April 3, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the basement of the Will County Clerk’s Office. Both events are at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, Illinois. All applicants for Republican Pollwatcher must be registered to vote in Will County and must NOT: be older, have a high incidence of respiratory viral infections, be a smoker, have exposure to HIV, have high blood pressure, be diabetic, or have coronary artery disease. (DIERSEN: What is your County Republican Central Committee doing in this regard?)
https://willcountyrepublicans.org/
https://mailchi.mp/de307df5275f/covid-19-changes-to-the-counting-of-the-will-county-ballots

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Amid Illinois Shutdown, Abortions at Planned Parenthood Go On – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/03/amid-illinois-shutdown-abortions-at-planned-parenthood-go-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 32% SAY CORONAVIRUS HAS THROWN THEM OR A FAMILY MEMBER OUT OF WORK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/32-say-coronavirus-has-thrown-them-or-a-family-member-out-of-work.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker: “We are beyond the moment where testing alone can be our primary weapon” – 180 people applied to rejoin healthcare workforce – “No way that these companies can ramp up fast enough to get us everything that we need in the time that we need it” – 54% of confirmed cases are white, 33% black, 11% Latino, 5% Asian – Unarmed National Guard is not enforcing quarantines – Doesn’t think president is listening to scientists – “Concerned that we may have to extend that deadline” – Governor says he will spend some of his own money
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/24/pritzker-we-are-beyond-the-moment-where-testing-alone-can-be-our-primary-weapon-180-people-applied-to-rejoin-healthcare-workforce/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: America ‘not built to shut down’ Wants to see economic freeze end by Easter – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/24/trump-america-not-built-shut-down/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The coronavirus came from China. That’s not racism; it’s a fact – Steven Cheung
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-came-from-china-thats-not-racism-its-a-fact
— Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan calls for media boycott of White House press briefings; China propagandist agrees – Becket Adams 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/wapos-sullivan-calls-for-media-boycott-of-white-house-press-briefings-china-propagandist-agrees

ANDY MARTIN
— New Hampshire U. S. Senate candidate Andy Martin tells President Trump that the coronavirus shutdown must end this weekend. Any indefinite extension will crater the economy and preclude a prompt recovery. Trump’s reelection prospects will be dead. Andy says the scientists and medical experts have it all wrong.
https://andymartin2020.blogspot.com/2020/03/new-hampshire-u.html

GOPUSA
— Joe Biden Tries To Appear Relevant As A Shadow President – What Could Go Wrong?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86530
— America, A La Twilight Zone, Preps For National Guard In The Streets
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86502
— Fines Or Jail In Oregon For Violating Gov. Brown’s Stay At Home Order
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86486

FOX NEWS
— Trump signals desire to end lockdowns: ‘Our people want to return to work’ – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-end-lockdowns-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— ‘You Never Let a Serious Crisis Go To Waste’ – Christopher Chantrill
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/03/you_never_let_a_serious_crisis_go_to_waste.html

BREITBART
— Media Blackout of Trump Coronavirus Briefings Begins – John Nolte (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-blackout-of-trump-coronavirus-briefings-begins/
— Media Elite Are Totally Immune from Human Devastation of Economic Shutdown – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-media-elite-are-totally-immune-from-human-devastation-of-economic-shutdown/
— Trump’s Coronavirus Job Approval Rating Is Higher than the Media’s – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes vehemently disapprove of what I do for you as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2020/03/24/nolte-trumps-coronavirus-job-approval-rating-is-higher-than-the-medias/
— Pelosi Slips Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens into Latest Coronavirus Plan – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/24/pelosi-coronavirus-plan-daca-amnesty/

BLAZE
— Ted Cruz UNLOADS on Democrats for using coronavirus bill to push far-left agenda ‘What in the hell does that have to do with this crisis?!’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/video-ted-cruz-unloads-on-democrats-for-using-coronavirus-bill-to-push-far-left-agenda

NEWSMAX
— Liberals Conveniently Decry Racism at Trump’s Expense – Jack Brewer
https://www.newsmax.com/jackbrewer/china-clinton-crime-clyburn/2020/03/24/id/959721/

PJ MEDIA
— Are Democrats Trying to Steal the 2020 Election With Pelosi’s New Coronavirus Bill? – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/are-democrats-are-trying-to-steal-the-2020-election-with-pelosis-new-coronavirus-bill/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Sunny Hostin: Stop Airing Trump Coronavirus Briefings, They’re a ‘Disservice to Country’ – Kristine Marsh (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents call for Pritzker to kill my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kristine-marsh/2020/03/24/sunny-hostin-stop-airing-trump-coronavirus-briefings-theyre

THE HILL
— Trump says he hopes to have economy reopen by Easter – BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489251-trump-says-he-hopes-to-have-economy-reopen-by-easter
— Poll: Biden holds narrow 3-point lead over Trump nationally – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489203-poll-biden-holds-narrow-3-point-lead-over-trump-nationally
— Major US newspapers call on China to reverse expulsions – JOE CONCHA (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to expel me: Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. My critics/opponents succeeded in getting their operatives and their dupes to expel me as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, MTRO webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/489175-major-us-newspapers-call-on-china-to-reverse-expulsions
— Cuomo says NY needs 30,000 ventilators, pleads with feds for help – JESSIE HELLMANN
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/489214-cuomo-says-ny-needs-30000-ventilators-pleads-with-feds-for-help
— Press corps theatrics don’t help us in a crisis – JEFFREY M. MCCALL
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/489182-press-corps-theatrics-dont-help-us-in-a-crisis
— Italy’s suffering offers potential terrifying coronavirus preview for U.S. – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: How are relevant things similar and different between Italy and the United States?)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/489281-italys-suffering-offers-potential-terrifying-coronavirus-preview-for-us
— 10 changes we can expect after the coronavirus crisis – SHARYL ATTKISSON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/488910-10-changes-we-can-expect-after-the-coronavirus-crisis

CNN
— Trump wants country “opened up and just raring to go by Easter” – Kevin Liptak
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_c323f2b0be1a6e15b98883a9a2ebf3d0
— New York governor: “We haven’t flattened the curve … the curve is actually increasing”
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-24-20-intl-hnk/h_478a57ca8ce9ac53c3b9816327f7d0f8

CNBC
— Trump pushes a ‘return to work’ as Kudlow predicts coronavirus stimulus will fuel economic rebound – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/24/coronavirus-stimulus-trump-pushes-return-to-work-as-kudlow-predicts-economic-rebound.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-updates-maps.html
— Stocks Soar as Washington Nears Deal on Economic Rescue
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html
— Anyone who has left New York should self-quarantine. – Dr. Deborah Birx
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/world/coronavirus-news-live-updates.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House asks everyone who left coronavirus-stricken N.Y.C. area recently to self-quarantine for 14 days
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Wall Street stages massive rally as coronavirus stimulus hopes grow Stocks are on pace for one of their best days ever, with the Dow skyrocketing more than 11 percent – Rachel Siegel and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/24/stocks-economy-senate-stimulus-fed/

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Laces Into Biden, Misleads on China Travel in Town Hall
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-24/trump-laces-into-biden-misleads-on-china-travel-in-town-hall

FORBES
— Vehicle Dealers Ask Trump To Deem Sales Essential During COVID-19 Crisis – Ed Garsten
https://www.forbes.com/sites/edgarsten/2020/03/24/dealers-ask-trump-to-deem-sales-essential-during-covid-19-crisis/#7eff5f367792

FED SMITH
— Election 2020: Which Candidate Do Federal Employees Prefer? – Ralph R. Smith (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government 1966-1969 and 1971-1997 in Park Forest, Harvey, Joliet, and Chicago, virtually all of my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.) 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/24/election-2020-which-candidate-do-federal-employees-prefer/

JD SUPRA
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker Orders Stay-At-Home, Cessation Of Non-Essential Businesses And Operations (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, I am not a legitimate member of the media. When, if not already, will they try to get Pritzker to shut me down?) 
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/illinois-gov-pritzker-orders-stay-at-96617/
(FROM THE POSTING: “Essential Businesses and Operations” are encouraged to remain open and are broadly defined as: . . . Media.)

BUZZFEED NEWS
— The Coronavirus Is A Media Extinction Event “I think there we will unfortunately see more closures of newspapers, more news deserts as a result of this,” said one publisher. – Craig Silverman
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/coronavirus-news-industry-layoffs

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 32% Say Coronavirus Has Thrown Them or A Family Member Out of Work
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/coronavirus/32_say_coronavirus_has_thrown_them_or_a_family_member_out_of_work

SPLC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, SPLC promotes hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/03/24/hate-group-leaders-antigovernment-extremists-push-anti-china-coronavirus-rhetoric

GUARDIAN
— India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2020/mar/24/coronavirus-live-news-updates-us-trump-uk-lockdown-global-deaths-cases-covid19-latest-update

March 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Nurse’s lawsuit alleges Northwestern Memorial Hospital fired her for warning about ‘ineffective’ COVID-19 masks
https://abc7chicago.com/nurses-lawsuit-alleges-she-was-fired-for-warning-about-ineffective-covid-19-masks/6044952/

WGN TV
— Unemployment soars in Illinois; State scrambles to assist – Sean Lewis
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/unemployment-soars-in-illinois-state-scrambles-to-assist/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Feds vow to send Illinois ventilators, masks after Pritzker and Trump talk things through The White House’s promise to send Illinois 300 ventilators and 250,000 masks came some 24 hours after Pritzker complained “the only way to get the president of the United States to pay attention is to go on national television and make noise about it.” – Tina Sfondeles (DIERSEN: If you needed to be put on a ventilator to stay alive, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 years old, my having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/23/21191917/pritzker-trump-tv-cnn-twitter-illinois-ventilators-masks-ppe-coronavirus
— Adding insult to isolation? No shame in being dubbed a ‘non-essential’ worker Most everyone would probably like to believe they are essential in at least some small way or another to the endeavors to which they devote themselves — and therefore essential to the larger society. – Mark Brown (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been essential. But then again, according to them, only they are essential.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/23/21191808/coronavirus-non-essential-job-stay-home-pritzker

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes – Dan Levin
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/sns-nyt-coronavirus-states-say-marijuana-an-essential-20200324-v6toajyrwrdddgs5f5o3vu5srm-story.html

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Gun stores see increase in sales amid COVID-19 concerns Illinois State Police grapple with influx of firearm transfer requests – KATIE SMITH
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/03/23/gun-stores-see-increase-in-sales-amid-covid-19-concerns/a4gbou0/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Wheaton declares state of emergency
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/03/24/wheaton-declares-state-of-emergency/ajia54j/

NPR ILLINOIS
— People With Disabilities Say Rationing Care Policies Violate Civil Rights – JOSEPH SHAPIRO (DIERSEN: If healthcare was rationed, what factors would work against you? For me, factors include my being 71 years old, my having not-in-control type 2 diabetes, and my being obese (BMI 30+).)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/people-disabilities-say-rationing-care-policies-violate-civil-rights#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump says he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/watch-live-white-house-coronavirus-task-force-to-give-monday-briefing/
— Normal council grants Mayor and City Manager Emergency Powers – Munashe Kwangwari III
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/normal-council-grants-mayor-and-city-manager-emergency-powers/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the virus continuing to spread in McLean County, both twin cities council’s are taking the next step to ensure people are safe and have nothing to worry about. On Monday, the Normal council met to declare a local emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, members gave Mayor Chris Koos and City Manager Pam Reece emergency powers. What this means is, both Reece and Koos now have the authority to make decisions that might ordinarily be outside municipal policies or codes. That includes spending money outside what’s outlined in the budget to fight the pandemic. In a balance of powers effort, the town council has the ability to review any and all orders issued by the Mayor. “There are situations that we really can’t anticipate,” said City Manager, Pam Reece. “We want the ability to be able to be nimble and react quickly.” The ordinance is now in effect, and will end when Pritzker’s stay at home order ends, which at this time is set for April 7th.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Fed to buy unlimited government debt, lend to businesses – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/federal-reserve-to-lend-up-to-300b-to-businesses-cities

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— No firm plans yet for restarting legislative session – PETER HANCOCK
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/no-firm-plans-yet-for-restarting-legislative-session

CENTER SQUARE
— New bill would require school boards to explain reasons for firing school leaders – Scot Bertram (DIERSEN: Reasons include Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid. What percent of teachers who are fired 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://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/new-bill-would-require-school-boards-to-explain-reasons-for/article_db949d2c-6d21-11ea-89e0-dbb182baa8a1.html
— Deemed non-essential? Here’s what to do next – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, I have never been essential. But then again, according to them, only they are essential.) 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/deemed-non-essential-here-s-what-to-do-next/article_599bf3e0-6d3c-11ea-94b5-bff963c00611.html

JAY KINZLER
— Stay Calm: Dr. Jay Kinzler’s Coronavirus Initiative
https://kinzlerforcongress.org/stay-calm-dr-jay-kinzlers-coronavirus-initiative/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PROPOSAL WOULD CUT PAY FOR CHICAGO POLITICIANS TO FUND CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE – Autin Berg (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will your critics/opponents propose cutting your income to fund the coronavirus response?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/proposal-would-cut-pay-for-chicago-politicians-to-fund-coronavirus-response/

GOPUSA
— Must We Kill The Economy To Kill The Virus? – Patrick J. Buchanan 
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86484
— Americans Wait For Help As Dems Demand Leftist Ideological Wish List In Coronavirus Aid Package
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86500
— Civil Liberties Hang In Coronavirus Balance – Cheryl Chumley (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and the dupes want Pritzker to have the power to kill GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86511
— Southern Poverty Law Center Promotes Division During Call For Unity
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86496

FOX NEWS
— China’s coronavirus lies prey on US divisions — here’s how to fight their propaganda – Dan Crenshaw (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/china-coronavirus-lies-us-dan-crenshaw
— China uses American media to push coronavirus propaganda as war of words continues – Barnini Chakraborty (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/world/china-coronavirus-america-media-propaganda-war

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Coronavirus crisis approaches tipping point: ‘Can’t have the cure be worse than the problem’ – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want the cure to be worse than the problem.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/coronavirus-crisis-approaches-health-vs-economy-ti/
— GOP details Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion ‘socialist wish list’ in coronavirus aid package – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-stimulus-package-socialis/
— U.S. braces as coronavirus accelerates: ‘This week, it’s going to get bad’ – Tom Howell Jr. and David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: To destroy Trump, Trump-haters want everything to “get bad.”)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/us-braces-coronavirus-accelerates-week-its-going-g/
— GOP details Pelosi’s $2.5 trillion ‘socialist wish list’ in coronavirus aid package – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-stimulus-package-socialis/
— Media, lose belligerent tone – HESSIE L. HARRIS, Silver Spring, Md.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/23/letters-to-the-editor-media-lose-belligerent-tone/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Soros Bankrolls Coronavirus Attack Ads Against Trump Liberal groups spend millions on anti-Trump ads in Midwest – Joe Schoffstall
https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/soros-bankrolls-coronavirus-attack-ads-against-trump/
— Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative Regime outlet cites CNN, NBC, Hillary Clinton to deny Chinese responsibility for outbreak – Collin Anderson
https://freebeacon.com/media/chinese-propaganda-video-cites-cnn-democratic-politicians-to-push-regime-narrative/
— Trump Says Won’t Allow Long-Lasting Damage to Economy From Virus – Reuters (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want to use the virus to destroy America to destroy Trump.)
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/trump-says-wont-allow-long-lasting-damage-to-economy-from-virus/
— Pelosi’s Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Mentions ‘Diversity’ 32 Times – Andrew Stiles (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/coronavirus-diversity/
— Former Bloomberg Staffers Sue Over Campaign Layoffs Lawsuits allege campaign falsely promised salaries through November – Graham Piro (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, no one should believe promises that employers hint/imply/argue/shout.) 
https://freebeacon.com/democrats/former-bloomberg-staffers-sue-over-campaign-layoffs/
— McConnell to Dems: ‘This Isn’t a Juicy Political Opportunity, This Is a National Emergency’ Majority leader says some Dems have told him they’re ’embarrassed’ – Cameron Cawthorne
https://freebeacon.com/politics/mcconnell-to-dems-this-isnt-a-juicy-political-opportunity-this-is-a-national-emergency/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Here’s what Chinese state-run media are telling their citizens – Tom Rogan (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/heres-what-chinese-state-run-media-is-telling-their-citizens
— Illinois sees three new deaths, nearly 300 new cases, of coronavirus – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-sees-three-new-deaths-nearly-300-new-cases-of-coronavirus
— Chinese officials claiming US created coronavirus does not violate Twitter rules – Jerry Dunleavy (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/chinese-officials-claiming-us-created-coronavirus-do-not-violate-twitter-rules

AMERICAN THINKER
— Italy fulfilling Gov Sarah Palin’s death panel prophecy – Ethel C. Fenig (DIERSEN: What would you stress about yourself to a death panel? I would stress the neither health problems nor any other kind of problem has stopped me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every a) morning since 2004 and b) evening too since 2015.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/italy_fulfilling_gov_sarah_palins_death_panel_prophecy.html

BREITBART
— Nancy Pelosi Coronavirus Relief Bill Demands Racial, Gender Diversity from Corporate Recipients – CHARLIE SPIERING (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to destroy Republicans, and especially to destroy Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, draft avoiders, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-relief-bill-demands-racial-gender-diversity-from-corporate-recipients/
— U.S. Graduates Expect Mass Layoffs as Companies Keep Hiring H-1B Visa Workers – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: What do you say to employers that prefer citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/23/u-s-graduates-expect-mass-layoffs-as-companies-hire-more-h-1b-workers/

DAILY CALLER
— Here’s How The Media Is Pushing Chinese Propaganda And Talking Points – SHELBY TALCOTT (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/media-chinese-propaganda-coronavirus-zhao-lijian/
— Democrats Holding Up Coronavirus Relief Putting ‘Wokeness’ Over The American People – Tucker Carlson
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/tucker-carlson-democrats-wokeness-coronavirus-relief/
— Pelosi’s Coronavirus Bill Pushes Provisions Unrelated To The Crisis – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/23/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-bill-provisions-unrelated-crisis/

TOWNHALL
— Pompeo Slams Iran for Repeating China’s Dangerous Wuhan Coronavirus Propaganda – Katie Pavlich (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/03/23/pompeo-slams-iran-for-repeating-chinas-dangerous-wuhan-coronavirus-propaganda-n2565492

FEDERALIST
— To Bear Arms for Self-Defense: A “Right of the People” or a Privilege of the Few? – Stephen P. Halbrook
https://fedsoc.org/commentary/publications/to-bear-arms-for-self-defense-a-right-of-the-people-or-a-privilege-of-the-few

LIFE SITE NEWS
— As Trump’s coronavirus response raises poll numbers, media demands to silence him In addition to seeing Trump being serious, aggressive, and hopeful when handling the coronavirus situation, Americans also get to see what a terrible job the media are doing. – Andrea Widberg
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/as-trumps-coronavirus-response-raises-poll-numbers-media-demands-to-silence-him

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Democrats’ Rescue Bill Plan: “This is a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision” – William A. Jacobson 
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/democrats-rescue-bill-plan-this-is-a-tremendous-opportunity-to-restructure-things-to-fit-our-vision/

THE HILL
— The ethics of running for office in a pandemic – PETER LOGE (DIERSEN: To win on November 3, 2020, how strongly will RINO candidates blame the pandemic on Trump and on his supporters?) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/489152-the-ethics-of-running-for-office-in-a-pandemic
— Trump’s coronavirus briefings face criticism – NIALL STANAGE (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/489139-the-memo-trumps-coronavirus-briefings-face-criticism
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters pressure Biden to step up coronavirus response. 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/489096-biden-under-pressure-to-step-up-coronavirus-response

HUFFINGTON POST
— Trump Says Asian Americans Not To Blame For Coronavirus The president called for Asian Americans to be protected. – Josephine Harvey (DIERSEN: Trump-haters charge Trump with vilifying Asian Americans. Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters vilify individuals, organizations, companies, 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.huffpost.com/entry/trump-asian-americans-coronavirus_n_5e794d78c5b63c3b6495ddbd

POLITICO
— TRUMP-HATERS ARE OVERJOYED: Fears mount of a coronavirus-induced depression Economists increasingly warn that Washington’s current efforts won’t be enough to fight a downturn approaching the devastation seen eight decades ago. – BEN WHITE (DIERSEN: Ask a Trump-hater what they would rather have – prosperity and safety under Trump or poverty and crime under Biden – and they will say poverty and crime under Biden.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/great-depression-coronavirus-induced-calamity-145304
— Who is most at risk in the coronavirus crisis: 24 million of the lowest-income workers Cashiers, nursing assistants, paramedics: These people are at highest risk of exposure to coronavirus — and make a median wage of less than $35,000 a year – BEATRICE JIN and ANDREW MCGILL
https://www.politico.com/interactives/2020/coronavirus-impact-on-low-income-jobs-by-occupation-chart/
— House panel warns coronavirus could destroy Postal Service by June “It has become clear that the Postal Service will not survive the summer without immediate help,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney. – KYLE CHENEY (DIERSEN: I worked part-time for the Park Forest Post Office 1966-1969.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-postal-service-june-145683
— Health officials want Trump to ‘double down, not lighten up’ restrictions There is a brewing clash between public health experts and economic officials about when to lift social distancing measures. – ADAM CANCRYN and NANCY COOK
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-economy-trump-restart-145222
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters say “Trump works to rewrite narrative on coronavirus response The president’s team is working to quickly blunt criticism of his handling of the outbreak.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-campaign-reelection-145007

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Americans’ anxiety erupts in telephone town halls – Sara Burnett
https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2020/03/23/americans-anxiety-erupts-telephone-town-halls/111459464/

ABC NEWS
— Networks face decision: How long to stick with Trump? Six network news divisions began televising President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefing Monday evening – AP 
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/networks-face-decision-long-stick-trump-69761779
— Coronavirus government response updates: US, Trump says, not built to be ‘shut down’ “There will be tremendous death” from shutting down the economy, he said. – Libby Cathey
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/coronavirus-government-response-updates-klobuchars-husband-tests-positive/story?id=69745713

CBS NEWS
— Coronavirus updates: World Health Organization says “the pandemic is accelerating”
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-latest-news-deaths-2020-03-23/

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Coronavirus Revives Facebook as a News Powerhouse More than half of all news consumption on Facebook in America is about the virus, according to an internal report. – Kevin Roose and Gabriel J.X. Dance (DIERSEN: Of Course, my critics/opponents do not want anyone to learn anything about coronavirus by reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/technology/coronavirus-facebook-news.html
— Joe Biden Is Trying to Be Heard on the Virus. Can He Break Through? As President Trump holds daily briefings, Mr. Biden has kept a low profile, worrying Democrats who feel the president needs to be challenged more robustly. – Thomas Kaplan and Alexander Burns (DIERSEN: Who has challenged you the most robustly? I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have challenged me the most robustly. I would focus on those who succeeded in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership. I would focus on my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but who have worked harder against me than against any Democrat.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/politics/joe-biden-2020-virus.html
— Local News Outlets Dealt a Crippling Blow by This Biggest of Stories Layoffs. Canceled print editions. Weekly papers and small dailies across the country face peril as the coronavirus cuts off ads and live events. – Tiffany Hsu and Marc Tracy
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/media/coronavirus-local-news.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Instead of reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want you to focus on “frivolity and escapism.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/opinion/video-games-covid-distancing.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump-haters do everything that they can to make Chinese-Americans, and everyone else, hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/chinese-coronavirus-racist-attacks.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes – Dan Levin
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/us/coronavirus-weed-marijuana.html

WASHINGTON POST
— White House suspension of reporter’s press credential at issue in First Amendment lawsuit – Ann E. Marimow (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have suspended my GOPUSA press credential. I would focus on those who destroy those who they cannot manipulate/dominate. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who pander to the Democrat news media.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/white-house-suspension-of-reporters-press-credential-at-issue-in-first-amendment-lawsuit/2020/03/23/1afd54dc-6d26-11ea-a3ec-70d7479d83f0_story.html
— China is reporting big successes in the coronavirus fight. Should we trust the numbers? Here’s why you should be skeptical. – Jeremy L. Wallace (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/23/china-is-reporting-big-successes-coronavirus-fight-dont-trust-numbers/
— Coronavirus could drive up insurance premiums for tens of millions of Americans, projection shows – Paige Winfield Cunningham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2020/03/24/the-health-202-coronavirus-will-drive-up-insurance-premiums-for-tens-of-millions-of-americans-projection-shows/5e78d97188e0fa101a750100/
— WHO warns United States could become next epicenter of global coronavirus crisis, citing ‘very large acceleration’ in infections
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/24/coronavirus-latest-news/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— 80% of coronavirus patients in L.A. County are ages 18 to 65, infecting people ‘across the board’ – COLLEEN SHALBY, ALEX WIGGLESWORTH, HOWARD BLUME
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-23/coronavirus-patients-los-angeles-county-ages-18-65

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— As Economic Toll Mounts, Nation Ponders Trade-Offs Cost of confronting pandemic is millions of jobs, trillions in wealth lost to save potentially millions of lives – Jon Hilsenrath and Stephanie Armour (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to destroy America to destroy Trump. If you do not believe that, you are hopelessly naive.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-economic-toll-mounts-nation-ponders-the-trade-offs-11584970165
— U.S. Domestic Passenger Flights Could Virtually Shut Down, Voluntarily or by Government Order As airlines struggle to keep aircraft flying with minimal passengers, various options are being considered – Andy Pasztor and Alison Sider (DIERSEN: Trump-haters use the pandemic to destroy America to destroy Trump. If you do not believe that, you are hopelessly naive.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-domestic-passenger-flights-could-virtually-shut-down-voluntarily-or-by-government-order-11585013673

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want those who are members of the following groups because they vote for Democrats: 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.forbes.com/sites/isaacmizrahi/2020/03/23/the-minority-majority-shift-two-decades-that-will-change-america-tech-world-faces-a-reboot/#372fb45a3656

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want “an immediate five-week national lockdown.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/03/21/coronavirus-america-needs-five-week-national-lockdown-column/2890376001/
— Thousands of scientists are racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus. 41 possibilities are in the works. – Elizabeth Weise
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/03/19/more-than-41-potential-coronavirus-vaccines-works/2870009001/

TEXAS TRIBUNE
— Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says a failing economy is worse than coronavirus – Abby Livingston
http://theparisnews.com/free/article_2f74b384-6dc0-11ea-bb9c-3776de6416fc.html

BUSINESSWIRE
— Majority of Americans Changing How They Shop Due to COVID-19 Concerns
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200324005062/en/Majority-Americans-Changing-Shop-Due-COVID-19-Concerns

NEW YORKER
— How to Talk to Coronavirus Skeptics – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-to-talk-to-coronavirus-skeptics

CATO
— The Constitutional Police Power, In And After An Emergency – Walter Olson
https://www.cato.org/blog/constitutional-police-power-after-emergenc

VOX
— Cable news should cancel the Trump Show Airing Trump’s daily “briefings” live misinforms people and undermines public health officials. – Matthew Yglesias (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/23/21190362/trump-daily-coronavirus-briefing-fox-cnn-msnbc

AXIOS
— Coronavirus inspires divergent messages and misinformation – Eileen Drage O’Reilly (DIERSEN: What obligation do leaders of organizations have to protect the members of their organization? What obligation do elected officials have to protect their constituents? What if Pritzker uses his emergency powers to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to stop “divergent messages and misinformation” about coronavirus? Which of the following will come to my defense: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization including Chris LeVan, Yadav Nathwani, John Minino, and Beth Tatro; DuPage County Republican Central Committee including Marty Keller, Paul Hinds, Gwen Henry, and Becky Rudolph; Illinois Republican Party including Demetra DeMonte, Richard Porter, Tim Schneider, Mark Shaw, and Bob Grogan; Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or d) those who I am a constituent of including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Brady, Jim Durkin, Amy Grant, Dan Cronin, Robert Berlin, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, James Mendrick, Richard Jorgensen, Fred Bucholz, Gwen Henry, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Elliott, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Whelan, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Sal Falbo, Yaday Nathwani, David Molitor, John Monino, Phil Suess, Susanne Fitch, and Lynn Robbins?) 
https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-pandemic-misinformation-trump-fauci-ff6e2544-ae2b-4ba6-877c-cc97278415ae.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want to lengthen the shutdown.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/trumps-push-to-shorten-the-coronavirus-shutdown-proves-the-captain-is-flying-blind