March 4 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Washington: Senate GOP forces reading of 600-page COVID-19 relief bill aloud to delay vote – Kelly Hayes
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/senate-could-begin-debating-covid-19-relief-bill-1400-stimulus-checks-thursday
— Illinois reports 1,740 coronavirus cases, 42 deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-1740-coronavirus-cases-42-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Get. Kids. Back. In. School. – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-public-schools-20210304-xxcpun5janasvkkbuu2ebpkgcm-story.html
— In Kelly pick, Illinois Democrats look to decentralize | Rauner gave Florida governor $250K campaign donation after his wealthy enclave got early vaccines | Illinois pot sales on pace to surpass $1B this year
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-the-spin-rauner-florida-kelly-lightfoot-united-center-20210305-5bud5tpvzjb6dnujx4zgnos7nu-story.html
— In electing US Rep. Robin Kelly to succeed Michael Madigan as state party chair, Illinois Democrats make a move to decentralize power – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-party-chairman-vote-20210304-zgmvei2zcramrcbnrsyvh6gzpm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Republican Party’s biggest problem is spelled T-R-U-M-P.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-trump-republican-party-mcmanus-20210304-uxwdaftxt5bzlnkhu7dshgrrum-story.html
— An Illinois House speaker talking about voter trust? More of that, please. – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-chris-welch-speaker-illinois-greising-20210304-gd2c2yweqngfzkvy3yzp2ahlcu-story.html
— Elgin’s July 4 parade may be scratched by COVID-19 again this year, officials say – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-special-events-decision-st-0303-20210302-3xr7hrnzkjgd3g4fietnfw2mwq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Fourth of July Parade and Nightmare on Chicago Street, both of which attract upwards of 10,000 people, could not be held under the current Restore Illinois Plan rules. Staff will be monitoring changes, particularly as more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, in the hope they can be held, City Manager Rick Kozal said. However, Nightmare on Chicago Street requires months of planning if it is to be held Oct. 23. A decision will have to be made by April if it’s going to take place this year, Kozal said.)

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Robin Kelly takes reins from Mike Madigan, winning Democratic Party chair race: ‘Tonight we made history together.’ U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson beat Ald. Michelle Harris (8th) in the hotly contested race to become chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois. Kelly won 51.7% to 48.3%. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/3/3/22312571/robin-kelly-democratic-party-illinois-chair-michelle-harris-mike-madigan
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Daily weed sales hit $2.88 million in February, a new high. Illinois dispensaries are on pace to sell over $1 billion worth of recreational pot products in 2021. – Tom Schuba
(DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/3/3/22312527/illinois-dispensaries-pot-marijuana-cannabis-recreational-total-sales-february

DAILY HERALD
— Taxpayers anticipated to save $9M with College of DuPage board refunding of bonds
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210304/taxpayers-anticipated-to-save-9m-with-cod-board-refunding-of-bonds

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Election reform bill sharply divides Illinois Dems, Republicans. The state’s U.S. House members offer different visions on what’s needed, or not, for fair and honest voting. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/election-reform-bill-sharply-divides-illinois-dems-republicans

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Peoria’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and party canceled for the second year in a row – Phil Luciano
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/local/2021/03/01/peorias-2021-st-patricks-day-parade-and-party-canceled/6868971002/

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Peoria’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, party canceled
https://www.galesburg.com/story/news/2021/03/02/top-regional-news-peorias-st-patricks-day-parade-party-canceled/6888447002/

FOX ILLINOIS
— White privilege school assignment causes controversy – PAUL STEENO
(DIERSEN: In my defense, I would ask my critics/opponents, if I benefitted so much from White privilege, why did I do yard work and deliver newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pump gasoline 1971-1972; collect delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audit federal agencies 1980-1997. According to my critics/opponents, the aforesaid jobs were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/white-privilege-school-assignment-causes-controversy-03-04-2021
— Continued debate over the role cancel culture is playing in politics – SCOTT THUMAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who lead/led the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, Illinois, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Illinois Republican Party. I should write a book about those who led the cancel culture in TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, Post Office, etc.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/continued-debate-over-the-role-cancel-culture-is-playing-in-politics

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training for Staff on March 10. Dr. Adrienne Coleman of Candid Conversations Matter will conduct training for Naperville Park District staff
(DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/diversity-equity-inclusion-training-staff-march-10

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Gasser-Miller Litigation Moves Toward Resolution: Anna Miller Out of the Suit, All Counts Dismissed Except Two Against Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Robert Miller, Summary Judgment Motion to be Heard Right Before Gasser’s Term Expires
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/04/gasser-miller-litigation-moves-toward-resolution-anna-miller-out-of-the-suit-all-counts-dismissed-except-two-against-robert-miller-summary-judgment-motion-to-be-heard-right-before-gassers-term-e/
— State Education Labor Relations Board Appointments Dominated by Teacher Union Appointees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/04/state-education-labor-relations-board-appointments-dominated-by-teacher-union-appointees/
— Worthless Statements of Economic Interest
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/04/worthless-statements-of-economic-interest/
— IL-16: Jack L Lombardi II Introduces Himself
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/04/il-16-jack-l-lombardi-ii-introduces-himself/
— 12 Years for Supporting ISIS
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/03/12-years-for-supporting-isis/
— IL-16: James Marter Emails for Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/03/il-16-james-marter-emails/
— $700 Million More Can Be Spent on Goods and Services
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/03/700-million-more-can-be-spent-on-goods-and-services/
–Proportionality – Cuomo: Coronovirus v. MeToo
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/03/message-of-the-day-proportionality/
— Obama on Reparations, 2008 and 2021
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/03/obama-on-reparations-2008-and-2021/

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases; 42 additional deaths; 1,200 hospitalized; 260 in ICU; 2.4 percent average case positivity rate; 2.9 percent average test positivity rate; 78,942 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/04/1740-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-42-additional-deaths-1200-hospitalized-260-in-icu-24-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-29-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-78942-average-daily-doses/
— Light shines on ex-governor after Florida contribution
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/04/light-shines-on-ex-governor-after-florida-contribution/

TOWNHALL
— The GOP Is Not Going to Divide Over Gay Republicans – Kurt Schlichter
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to reject the traditional marriage/family plank in the Republican Party platform. Those who reject that plank, their operatives, and their dupes work the hardest against those like me who support that plank.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2021/03/04/the-gop-is-not-going-to-divide-over-gay-republicans-n2585618
— What the WSJ Editorial Board Totally Missed in Their Op-Ed About Trump – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/03/03/wsj-editorial-board-missed-a-key-fact-in-op-ed-slamming-trump-n2585555

ONE NEWS NOW
— Maybe, just perhaps, environment influencing young adults A record number of Americans are identifying as homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual, at least according to a new poll, and a medical doctor says the jump is evidence that our rainbow flag-waving society is influencing younger generations. – Chris Woodward, Billy Davis
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2021/03/03/maybe-just-perhaps-environment-influencing-young-adults

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— YouTube CEO Says Trump Suspension to Last Until Violence Risk Decreases. Susan Wojcicki says a recent Capitol Police warning indicates an ‘elevated violence risk still remains’ – Sarah E. Needleman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/youtube-ceo-says-trump-suspension-to-last-until-violence-risk-decreases-11614889991

NEWSWEEK
— Adam Kinzinger Suggests Former Military ‘More Apt to Be Radicalized’ – MEGHAN ROOS
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-suggests-former-military-more-apt-radicalized-1573852

March 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Chicago shootings: 25 shot, 5, fatally, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/25-shot-5-killed-in-chicago-weekend-violence/10379595/

NBC5
— Florida Gov. DeSantis Accused of Favoritism in Distributing Covid Vaccine, Congress Urged to Investigate – Will Feuer
(DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that BECAUSE OF PAST/PRESENT DISCRIMINATION, those who are White, male, older, heterosexual, healthy, law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time SHOULD POSTPONE VACCINATION UNTIL ALL THOSE WHO ARE minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, not healthy, criminals, Trump-haters, moderate, liberal, anti-patriotic, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, citizens of foreign countries, non-married, poor, non-gun owners, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time HAVE BEEN VACCINATED.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/florida-gov-desantis-accused-of-favoritism-in-distributing-covid-vaccine-congress-urged-to-investigate/2450150/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/1/22307471/democratic-voting-bill-make-biggest-changes-decades
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republicans see those very measures as threats that would both limit the power of states to conduct elections and ultimately benefit Democrats, notably with higher turnout among minority voters. . .Yet to many Republicans, it amounts to an unwarranted federal intrusion into a process that states should control. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., excoriated the measure during a House hearing last week as “800 pages of election mandates and free speech regulations” that poses a “threat to democracy” and would “weaken voter confidence” in elections.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger says he’s OK making Trump’s ‘enemies list’ | Democrats to gather Wednesday on Madigan’s replacement for state party chair | Johnson & Johnson vaccine headed to Chicago, Lightfoot says – LISA DONOVAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that have/had me on their enemies lists and why they have/had me on those lists.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-trump-alderwoman-sanchez-lightfoot-democratic-party-spin-20210301-ao2dkjpliffoppsorwavdfzcjm-story.html
— Illinois, don’t be tempted to use COVID-19 aid as a bureaucracy bailout – TOM DEMMER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-federal-stimulus-illinois-pritzker-demmer-20210301-vlhczfvf4bdyhnh6rkz22zsfdy-story.html
— ‘Soul of a Nation’ program highlights Evanston’s racial reparations plan – TRACY SWARTZ
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/what-to-watch/ct-ent-soul-of-a-nation-evanston-reparations-20210301-n2g7dueuoveure6p5hhxe6sul4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Behind the Curtain: The newspaper’s role in election coverage – John Lampinen
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210223/discuss/210229081/

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— Vote for Darren Bailey to save Illinois. Bailey has high hopes for Illinois and is running for Governor to protect the freedoms sacred to all that call the Land of Lincoln home. – Natalia Dagenhart
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/vote-darren-bailey-save-illinois

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Schools Don’t Want Tests to Show How Well Remote Teaching Worked
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/01/schools-dont-want-tests-to-show-how-well-remote-teaching-worked/
— GOPAC Sets Fundraiser for March 26th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/01/gopac-sets-fundraiser-for-march-26th/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Responds to Formation of Adam Kinzinger Super PAC
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/01/lauf030121/
— Catalina Lauf Makes Newsweek for Fox News Interview by Laura Ingraham
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/01/catalina-lauf-makes-newsweek-for-fox-news-interview-by-laura-ingram/
— DeWitte on Criminal Reform Legislation
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/28/dewitte-on-criminal-reform-legislation/
— IL-16: National Review Makes Note of Catalina Lauf Challenge of Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/28/il-16-national-review-makes-note-of-lauf-challenge-of-kinzinger/
— Chicago Developer Demolition Fees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/28/developer-demolition-fees/
— IL-16: Adam Kinzinger’s Country First Set to Release New Video as Former President Trump Makes First Public Appearance at CPAC Today
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/28/kinzinger022821/
— Biden Plan to Fight Domestic Terrorists
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/27/biden-plan-to-fight-domestic-terrorists/
— Peter Janko, the Only Member of the Democratic Party’s State Central Committee Not to Vote for Mike Madigan, Speaks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/27/philip-janko-the-only-member-of-the-democratic-partys-state-central-committee-not-to-vote-for-mike-madigan-speaks/
— McConchie Bemoans Gimmicks Pritzker Using to Balance Budget
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/27/mcconchie-bemoans-gimmicks-pritzker-using-to-balance-budget/
— IL-16: Lauf and Kinzinger Interviewed by Chicago Fox
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/27/lauf-and-kinzinger-interviewed-by-chicago-fox/
— If You Like Chicago Outfit-Political History, Here’s Story of First Black Westside Alderman’s Murder
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/27/if-you-like-chicago-outfit-political-history-heres-story-of-first-black-westside-aldermans-murder/
— Fairness Doctrine Made the 1974 RTA Referendum Close
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/27/fairness-doctrine-made-the-1974-rta-referendum-close/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IN MEMORIAM: ANDREW BREITBART AT RIGHT NATION 2010
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/in-memoriam-andrew-breitbart-at-right-nation-2010.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Chicago GOP censures Kinzinger
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/01/chicago-gop-censures-kinzinger/
— Teacher shortage persists
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/01/teacher-shortage-persists/
— 1,143 new confirmed and probable cases; 20 additional deaths; 1,288 hospitalized; 308 in ICU; 2.4 percent average case positivity rate; 2.7 percent average test positivity rate; 77,876 average daily doses; COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/01/1143-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-20-additional-deaths-1288-hospitalized-308-in-icu-24-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-77876-average-daily-doses-covid/
— Report: Nearly 19 percent of Uline’s Illinois workers have tested positive
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/01/report-nearly-19-percent-of-ulines-illinois-workers-have-tested-positive/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Pandemic of people’: Border catch-and-release risks spread of COVID-19 – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/biden-catch-and-release-strategy-threatens-communi/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Trump CPAC Speech Breaks The Internet – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/trump-cpac-speech-breaks-the-internet

DAILY WIRE
— Alyssa Milano Calls CPAC Attendees ‘Nazis,’ Floats Conspiracy About Stage, Targets Hotel Chain For Hosting Event – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/alyssa-milano-calls-cpac-attendees-nazis-floats-conspiracy-about-stage-targets-hotel-chain-for-hosting-event

NEWS BUSTERS
— NY Times: GOP Questioning of Puberty Blockers Are ‘Tirades,’ ‘Ugly Attacks’ on Kids – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2021/02/27/ny-times-gop-questioning-puberty-blockers-are-tirades-ugly-attacks

THE HILL
— Poll shows most GOP voters back Trump 2024 bid – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541033-poll-shows-most-gop-voters-back-potential-trump-2024-bid
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The poll shows 52 percent of GOP voters back Trump, who has floated a potential comeback in 2024 after losing to President Biden in November. That makes him far and away the favorite for his party’s presidential nod; former Vice President Mike Pence placed second with 18 percent support, while former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley came in third with only 7 percent support. If Trump ultimately decides against another presidential bid, however, it’s Pence who picks up the most support, according to the poll. Forty-one percent of GOP voters surveyed said they prefer Pence for the nomination if Trump isn’t on the ballot. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) takes second place in that scenario, garnering 16 percent support, while Haley remains in third with the backing of 10 percent of GOP voters.)
— Trump: ‘I can’t imagine’ any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run – JULIA MANCHESTER
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541067-trump-i-cant-imagine-any-republican-would-beat-me-in-2024-primary-if-i-ran
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say Biden’s approval tops 60 percent. Biden will use that as a mandate a) to promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination and b) to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/541032-bidens-approval-tops-60-percent-in-new-poll

YAHOO NEWS
— Donald Trump could become a ‘kingmaker’
https://news.yahoo.com/donald-trump-could-become-kingmaker-123016307.html

NBC NEWS
— Biden admin will let migrant families separated under Trump reunite inside U.S. Lawyers for the families had asked the Biden administration to let parents deported without their children come back to the U.S. to reunify the families. – Jacob Soboroff, Julia Ainsley and Geoff Bennett
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/biden-admin-expected-let-migrant-families-separated-under-trump-reunite-n1259141

NEW YORK POST
— Trump shows signs of being king-maker rather than king – Miranda Devine
https://nypost.com/2021/02/28/trump-shows-signs-of-being-king-maker-rather-than-king/

USA TODAY
— At CPAC, Donald Trump targets the Republican Party of Liz Cheney and Mitch McConnell – David Jackson
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. a) who have rejected the most planks in the Republican Party platform and b) done the most to drive platform Republicans like me out the Republican Party.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/03/01/cpac-donald-trump-targets-republicans-liz-cheney-mitch-mcconnell/6868099002/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Rewriting January 6th: Republicans push false and misleading accounts of Capitol riot.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/republicans-riot-false-accounts/2021/02/28/9230e3b6-784c-11eb-9537-496158cc5fd9_story.html
— White House and press are at odds over plan to charge reporters for coronavirus testing – Paul Farhi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/white-house-press-covid-tests/2021/02/26/d623f316-7855-11eb-948d-19472e683521_story.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Reporters who cover the White House may soon be paying what amounts to an admission fee to do their jobs. Starting Monday, the White House’s press office said it will start charging journalists for coronavirus tests, which are required for anyone entering the White House grounds. The proposed cost for each test: $170. With dozens of journalists at the White House each day, the fees could add up to tens of thousands of dollars flowing from newsrooms, many of them small and cash-strapped, into government coffers. Until now, the cost of testing has been borne by the White House. But officials there contend that the cost of maintaining the testing regime for nearly a year has strained its budget. So it wants to shift the burden onto news organizations: No test, no entry to the White House. The plan has alarmed the White House Correspondents’ Association, which represents reporters in issues affecting the presidential press corps. The organization has objected to the proposal because of the financial burden it would impose on news organizations, especially smaller ones for whom a $170 daily fee would be onerous. “It sets up a means test for White House coverage,” said one correspondents’ association member familiar with the proposal, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the policy hasn’t been formally announced. No other federal agency charges journalists a test fee, this person said. The fees would add up quickly for larger news organizations, too. The TV networks send as many as eight people a day to the White House grounds to report, produce and operate cameras and equipment. It would cost $1,360 a day to test an eight-person crew under the White House plan. News organizations collectively are limited to 80 people a day on the White House grounds because of coronavirus restrictions. This includes those working in the briefing room and workspaces behind it as well as those who maintain TV camera positions outside the Oval Office on the North Lawn. News organizations have long paid many of the costs of covering the White House. When reporters travel with the president on Air Force One, for example, they are billed by the White House for the trip. They also pay for temporary office space during presidential trips, and for meals when they accompany the president on “pool” duty assignments. But health and security measures have typically been the responsibility of the White House — in other words, taxpayers — not news organizations. “Nobody asked us to pay a fee to put up the fence,” said one journalist, referring to new security barriers around the White House complex. The White House Correspondents’ Association declined to comment, as did White House press secretary Jen Psaki. The tests would be administered under a contract with CVS Health. After prodding from the correspondents’ association, White House officials agreed this week to accept proof of an outside test as an alternative condition for entry. Private tests in the region range from around $50 to $200 or more, depending on the speed, location and method used. But it’s still unclear what kinds of outside tests would satisfy the White House. Some have suggested that making vaccinations available to White House reporters, or even requiring that journalists get vaccinations on their own, could resolve the daily testing issue. But scientists still aren’t certain whether vaccinated people can spread the coronavirus, even if they are immune to its symptoms. In another concession, the White House officials agreed to continue covering the costs of tests administered to pool reporters — those assigned to follow the president when he travels and for those attending daily press briefings. That would cover only a small number of reporters, however. Social-distancing rules adopted last year by the White House Correspondents’ Association limit the number of reporters attending the daily briefings to just 14 at a time.)

February 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Former President Trump tells CPAC crowd ‘the incredible journey’ is ‘far from being over’ – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-tells-cpac-crowd-the-incredible-journey-is-far-from-being-over/10357399/

NBC5
— Trump Slams Biden, Teases 2024 Presidential Run in First Post White House Speech – CNBC
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-slam-biden-attack-republican-critics-in-first-post-white-house-speech/2449532/
— Illinois Reports 1,249 New COVID Cases, 22 Deaths Sunday. More than 79,000 doses of COVID vaccine were administered Saturday.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1249-new-covid-cases-22-deaths-sunday/2449557/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘We’re not starting new parties’: Trump says Republicans will unite, be stronger than ever in CPAC 2021 speech – Jordan Smith
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trumps-first-post-presidential-speech-will-close-out-cpac-2021

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPAC Orlando: Trump hints at running again in 2024 as a Republican – STEVEN LEMONGELLO and RYAN GILLESPIE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/os-ne-cpac-orlando-day-3-trump-20210228-6jbsrxdnibfb3ibepm6ks7qvdq-story.html
— Kinzinger warns of a Trump-led GOP using fear instead of truth to motivate voters – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-trump-cpac-speech-20210228-epenmcegprhyllwp3zcyn3ihnq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kinzinger’s vote and subsequent actions to take on Trump supporters have earned him a sanction of disapproval from the Illinois GOP and censure motions by county GOP organizations within his 16th Congressional District. He also now has an announced 2022 primary opponent, Catalina Lauf of Woodstock, who finished third in an unsuccessful bid last year for the GOP nomination in the 14th Congressional District.)
— Illinois Democratic chairman contest down to two as Castro drops out, backs US Rep. Robin Kelly to replace Michael Madigan – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-party-chairman-madigan-successor-20210226-2fs7vj36srbjbhijdo7jmfcram-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democratic Party of Illinois chair race down to Michelle Harris, Robin Kelly. The tallies from both camps show Harris ahead. However, there are enough state central committee members who have not gone public to swing the outcome either way. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/28/22306293/democratic-party-illinois-chair-race-michelle-harris-robin-kelly-pritzker-durbin-duckworth

DAILY HERALD
— As Trump returns to spotlight, Kinzinger attacks ‘politics of fear’ – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210228/as-trump-returns-to-spotlight-kinzinger-attacks-politics-of-fear

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State budget a product of creative writing – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-state-budget-a-product-of-creative-writing/article_9a09ed7a-dd99-5a31-980a-eee639274da7.html

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— Railing against white people not bullying, founder of an anti-bullying nonprofit in Frankfort insists – W.J. Kennedy
https://southcooknews.com/stories/574783116-railing-against-white-people-not-bullying-founder-of-an-anti-bullying-nonprofit-in-frankfort-insists

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump revamps MAGA movement to fight Biden agenda. Former president says it taken Biden a month to transform the nation from ‘America First to America Last.’ – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-cpac-revamps-maga-movement-fight-biden-agend/
— Trump beats out 17 others in Washington Times-CPAC straw poll
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-wins-washington-times-cpac-straw-poll/
— ‘Just getting started:’ Trump at CPAC vows to continue the fight – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-tells-cpac-movement-just-getting-started/

FOX NEWS
— Trump wins CPAC straw poll by wide margin. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in second place. – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wins-cpac-straw-poll-by-wide-margin
— Trump uses CPAC speech to tear into Biden on border crisis, says he won’t create new party. Trump also hit Biden on the failure to re-open schools. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-speech-cpac-2024-straw-poll

NEWSMAX
— Trump to CPAC: Rush Limbaugh Is ‘Watching Closely’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/rush-conservative-radio-host/2021/02/28/id/1011854/

HOT AIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger allies launch new PAC to support Trump-haters.
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/02/kinzinger-allies-launch-new-pac-support-republicans-bucked-trump/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Says Biden Creating ‘Sanctuary Nation,’ Teases Possible 2024 Bid in CPAC Speech – Zachary Evans
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-calls-third-party-speculation-222441067.html

THE HILL
— Trump teases another White House bid in CPAC speech. – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/540921-trump-teases-another-possible-white-house-bid-in-cpac-speech
— News outlets diverge over airing Trump’s CPAC speech – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/540920-news-outlets-diverge-over-airing-trumps-cpac-speech

CBS NEWS
— McDaniel says GOP voters “overwhelmingly” agree with Trump’s record in office
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-trump-face-the-nation/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump CPAC speech repeats ‘rigged’ election lies, declares his political journey ‘far from over’ In prepared remarks, the former president stopped short of announcing his 2024 intentions.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-cpac-speech-declare-his-political-journey-far-over-n1259093

CBS MIAMI
— Former President Trump Calls For GOP Unity During CPAC Closing Speech
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/02/28/former-president-trump-gop-unity-cpac-speech/

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s CPAC speech cements how far the conference — and the GOP — have fallen. This Sunday, Trump will rally conservatives to himself, lacing every sentence with political arsenic.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/trump-s-cpac-speech-cements-how-far-conference-gop-have-n1259023

WASHINGTON POST
— Former president Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of the Republican Party – David Weigel and Michael Scherer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cpac/2021/02/28/6a04140e-79e0-11eb-85cd-9b7fa90c8873_story.html
— Anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism – Richard Pan
(DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will ever-increasingly punish those who are not vaccinated and who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anti-vaccine-extremism-is-akin-to-domestic-terrorism/2021/02/26/736aee22-787e-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— CPAC straw poll: Trump is top pick for 2024, DeSantis runner up – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/28/straw-poll-trump-is-top-pick-for-2024-desantis-runner-up/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump at CPAC: Ex-president tears into Biden and his Republican critics – David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/28/cpac-donald-trump-expected-claim-leadership-republican-party/6843815002/

BOSTON GLOBE
— ‘I do look at them in a different light:’ Tensions are high in Congress as Democrats want consequences for election-denying Republicans – Liz Goodwin Glo
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/25/nation/i-do-look-them-different-light-tensions-are-high-congress-democrats-want-consequences-election-denying-republicans/

NEWSWEEK
— ‘We Can Have Division’: GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Downplays Republican Tensions Over Trump – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the party’s platform than any president since Reagan. From what I see, Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party want the party a) to dump Trump, b) to dump those who voted for Trump, c) to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks, and d) dissolve the party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/we-can-have-division-gop-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-downplays-republican-tensions-over-trump-1572668
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP ‘Certainly Not United’ on Vision for Future.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-gop-certainly-not-united-vision-future-1572674

BUSINESS INSIDER
— RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says despite GOP divisions over Trump impeachment, the party ‘overwhelmingly’ agrees on most issues – John L. Dorman
https://www.businessinsider.com/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-trump-influence-republicans-impeachment-2021-2

MEDIAITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP Has Been ‘Using Fear as a Compelling Way to Get Votes’ and We Need to ‘Quit Peddling That.”
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/kinzinger-gop-has-been-using-fear-as-a-compelling-way-to-get-votes-and-we-need-to-quit-peddling-that/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against conservatives.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/cpac-proves-gop-isnt-just-cult-trump/

February 27 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPAC Orlando: Trump fans can’t wait to hear what the ex-president has to say on Sunday – RYAN GILLESPIE
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/os-ne-cpac-orlando-day-2-convention-20210227-apnybvqotvbthphoiu7drrbpvm-story.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— CPAC 2021: Mike Pompeo, Gov. Kristi Noem highlight Saturday’s list of speakers – Jordan Smith
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/cpac-2021-pompeo-rep-mccarthy-gov-noem-highlight-saturdays-list-of-speakers
— Hyatt claps back at CPAC haters: We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hyatt-claps-back-at-cpac-haters-we-take-pride-in-operating-a-highly-inclusive-environment

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump the Dominant Force at CPAC. Speakers continued to fan disinformation and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, with panels dedicated to amplifying false claims of mass voter fraud that have been dismissed by the courts, state election officials and Trump’s own administration.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-the-dominant-force-at-conservative-conference/2449101/

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,780 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1780-new-coronavirus-cases-34-deaths/10375703/

WTTW
— 41 Problematic Monuments Flagged by City Commission Identified – Heather Cherone
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should offer to take Lincoln statutes that Illinois Democrats do not want.)
https://news.wttw.com/2021/02/17/41-problematic-monuments-flagged-city-commission-identified
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The commission’s website does not identify why each of the monuments were flagged, although for some the reason is clear, including all of the city’s three Columbus statues. Among the statues flagged by the commission are statues of four presidents: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and William McKinley. Five statues of Lincoln were flagged by the commission, although the commission’s website does not identify areas of concern for any of them — or any of the other presidential statues. Two statues of Washington were flagged.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump the dominant force at CPAC – AP
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-the-dominant-force-at-conservative-conference

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Tazewell County Republicans host meet and greet with newly-appointed state Sen. Sally Turner – Annie Kate
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/tazewell-county-republicans-host-meet-and-greet-with-newly-appointed-sen-sally-turner/

FOX NEWS
— Dan Bongino calls conservatives to action at CPAC: Get ‘off the mat and back in the fight’ “The time for feeling sorry for ourself is done” – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dan-bongino-calls-conservatives-to-action-at-cpac-get-off-the-mat-and-back-in-the-fight
— Bill Maher’s warning to the left: Cancel culture is ‘real’ and ‘coming to a neighborhood near you’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in your employer if you are still employed, in the organizations that you are a member of, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world officially take actions to officially cancel Trump supporters? Who will come to the defense of Trump supporters?)
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bill-maher-cancel-culture-gina-carano-chris-harrison
— Gun owners fight ‘unconstitutional’ bans to protect their Second Amendment right
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6235934813001#sp=show-clips
— Left smears Sen. Rand Paul after fiery exchange with Biden HHS pick
https://video.foxnews.com/v/video-embed.html?video_id=6235876743001&loc=breitbart.com
— Blackburn says conservatives need to ‘get busy’ ahead of 2022 midterms, calls for tough stance on China. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/blackburn-conservatives-2022-midterms-china
— Justice Department announces more than 300 people have been charged in Capitol riot. Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin: ‘Those responsible must be held to account, and they will be’ – Caitlin McFall, Jake Gibson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-announces-more-than-300-people-have-been-charged-in-capitol-riot

BREITBART
— CPAC Speakers: GOP ‘Civil War’ Won by Trump – WENDELL HUSEBO
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/27/cpac-speakers-gop-civil-war-won-by-trump/
— Lawmaker Attempts to Fight Surging Chicago Carjackings by Banning Video Games – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/26/lawmaker-fight-surging-chicago-carjackings-banning-grand-theft-auto/
— Rick Scott: Biden Won’t Open Schools, Brags about Open Schools in Migrant Centers – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/26/rick-scott-biden-wont-open-schools-brags-about-open-schools-in-migrant-centers/

BLAZE
— Jim Acosta confronted at CPAC over CNN’s coverage of Gov. Cuomo’s scandals – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/jim-acosta-cpac-cuomo-cnn

FEDERALIST
— How Leftists Captured Big Business Stephen R. Soukup’s ‘The Dictatorship of Woke Capital’ helps explain Wall Street and corporate CEOs becoming woke and dissing the system that made them rich. – Rupert Darwall
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/26/how-leftists-captured-big-business/

HOT AIR
— Trump Loyalists Spurn “Failed Republican Establishment Of Yesteryear”
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Establishment Republicans dominate the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. Establishment Republicans are anti-conservative. Establishment Republicans reject some, most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Establish Republicans look down on, if not despise, if not hate those like me who support the aforesaid planks. Establishment Republicans blame those like me who support the aforesaid planks for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/02/trump-loyalists-spurn-failed-republican-establishment-yesteryear/

GINGRICH 360
— Keeping Partisan Ideology Out of Our Armed Forces (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat Party officially allow ONLY those who are the following to join or stay in the military: anti-military, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/keeping-partisan-ideology-out-of-our-armed-forces/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Here’s Why the Liberal Media’s LIES About CPAC Will Fail – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2021/02/27/heres-why-liberal-medias-lies-about-cpac-will-fail

EPOCH TIMES
— Censorship ‘the Biggest Problem’ Republicans Face Right Now: Rep. Nunes – ZACHARY STIEBER AND JOSHUA PHILIPP
https://www.theepochtimes.com/censorship-the-biggest-problem-republicans-face-right-now-rep-nunes_3713546.html
— ‘The Swamp Is Back,’ McCarthy Says of $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill’s Passage – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-swamp-is-back-mccarthy-says-of-1-9-trillion-relief-bills-passage_3713599.html

THE HILL
— McCarthy: ‘I would bet my house’ GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 – BY LEXI LONAS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540848-mccarthy-i-would-bet-my-house-gop-takes-back-the-lower-chamber-in-2022
— Why the ‘Never-Trumpers’ flopped – KEITH NAUGHTON
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/540655-why-the-never-trumpers-flopped
— Democrats don’t trust GOP on 1/6 commission: ‘These people are dangerous’ – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540779-democrats-dont-trust-gop-on-1-6-commission-these-people-are-dangerous

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump the dominant force at CPAC – JILL COLVIN (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.aol.com/news/conservative-conference-trump-still-golden-005650392-220434541.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “CPAC speakers tout Trump, spread debunked election claims.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/cpac-speakers-tout-trump-spread-debunked-election-claims/story?id=76154762

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “In Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a G.O.P. Drive to Rewrite Rules.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/us/republican-voter-suppression.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘It’s Donald Trump’s party’: How the former president is building a political operation to cement his hold on the GOP – Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-gop/2021/02/27/890376f0-783d-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Conservatives slam California, challenge Gavin Newsom at CPAC – LARA KORTE AND KATE IR
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-02-27/cpac-california-newsom-challenge

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump will protest the 2020 election for years; CPAC is here to help him spread his conspiracies.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/27/donald-trump-still-protests-2020-election-cpac-here-help/6843689002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Trump set to launch controversial comeback at CPAC. Here’s some shocking news for Trump haters — millions of conservatives and other Republicans still like the former president and would vote for him again. – JOE BATTENFELD
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/26/trump-set-to-launch-controversial-comeback-at-conservative-conference/

NEWSWEEK
— Adam Kinzinger’s GOP Challenger Catalina Lauf Accuses Him of Using Taxpayer Money to Go on ‘Liberal Media Shows’ – NATALIE COLAROSSI
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzingers-gop-challenger-accuses-him-using-taxpayer-money-go-liberal-media-shows-1572584

MEDIAITE
— Maskless Right Wing Influencer Ejected by Cops From CPAC Tells Newsmax He Was ‘Specifically Targeted’ by Hyatt – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/maskless-right-wing-influencer-ejected-by-cops-from-cpac-tells-newsmax-he-was-specifically-targeted-by-hyatt/

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Former President Trump to speak at CPAC in 1st appearance since leaving office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-1st-appearance-since-leaving-office/10357399/
— Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-aims-to-avoid-politics-with-independent-jan-6-investigation/10357797/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2% – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1922-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/10357048/

NBC5
— Trump to Make First Post-Presidency Speech at Right-Wing (CPAC) Conference as He Keeps Grip on GOP – Jennifer Liu
(DIERSEN: For conservative-haters, “right-wing” is a pejorative.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-make-first-post-presidency-speech-at-right-wing-conference-as-he-keeps-grip-on-gop/2443414/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Ted Cruz explains his controversial trip to Cancun during Texas winter storm – Natalie Hee
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-ted-cruz-explains-his-controversial-trip-to-cancun-while-millions-of-texans-suffer-from-winter-storm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-presidential appearance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-cpac-speech-20210220-6xabry2qbzaxzdudjr53izsswy-story.html
— Carjackings in Chicago — including one involving retired cops — end with SWAT standoff and arrest of two at Villa Park motel – ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-villa-park-swat-arrest-20210220-lxewl23lyfh7xcrc7gpsngwnym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 and America’s dismal slump in life expectancy. For the first time in decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined by a full year — and more, for African Americans and Latinos — due to the extraordinary death toll of the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/20/22290090/covid-19-life-expectancy-decline-centers-for-disease-control-racial-disparities-editorial

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-post-white-house-appearance

WCIA
— Initiative to increase diversity on campus
(DIERSEN: To increase diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/initiative-to-increase-diversity-on-campus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Report on Anti-Kinzinger Training Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/il-16-report-on-anti-kinzinger-training-meeting/
— Another Mailing Featuring Nunda Township Slate on Which Eric Dowd Is Running for Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/another-mailing-featuring-nunda-township-slate-on-which-eric-dowd-is-running-for-road-commissioner/
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Randy Funk Shares Response to League of Women Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/randy-funk-shares-response-to-league-of-women-voters/
— Eric Dowd Criticizes Shift of Township Road District Tax Money Away from Cities and Villages
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/eric-dowd-criticizes-shift-of-township-road-district-tax-money-away-from-cities-and-villages/
— UPDATED x2: AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman – Raises over $3 Million for Texas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/aoc021921/\\
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Elaine Ramesh Lays Out Goals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/algonquin-township-supervisor-candidate-elaine-ramesh-lays-out-goals/
— State Senator Craig Wilcox Weighs In on Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/state-senator-weighs-in-on-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Biden Administration Begins Processing of Immigrants at Mexican Border – Link to Comment on Government Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/biden-administration-begins-processing-of-immigrants-at-mexican-border/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

GINGRICH 360
— Can a “Woke” American Military Protect the United States?
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/can-a-woke-american-military-protect-the-united-states/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/20/biden-fires-chicago-u-s-attorney-hot-on-the-trail-of-democratic-corruption-n1427040

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Rush Limbaugh’s Amazing 2009 Speech at CPAC Rings Just as True Today – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/rush-limbaughs-amazing-2009-speech-at-cpac-rings-just-as-true-today/
— Sky News Australia Host: ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/sky-news-australia-host-never-before-has-the-leader-of-the-free-world-been-so-cognitively-compromised/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Make First Public Speech Since Leaving White House at CPAC – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-make-public-appearance-at-cpac-on-feb-28_3704558.html
— YouTube Takes Down New Trump Interview – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-takes-down-new-trump-interview_3704154.html

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who focused on destroying conservatives.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

THE HILL
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539737-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-white
— GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who lost elections and who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539658-gop-mcconnell-trump-civil-war-will-hurt-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say. . .There are scores of unanswered questions around Trump’s involvement in 2022, including whether he’ll fundraise for Senate Republicans and how aggressively he’ll back primary challengers. . .Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012. By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday. The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/trump-cpac.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office. Former president to talk about future of GOP, Biden’s immigration policies. – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-office-11613862126

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office – Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/20/trump-speak-cpac/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump to speak at CPAC in first major public appearance since leaving office – Sarah Elbeshbishi
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-address-cpac-first-major-address-since-leaving-dc/4527693001/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State Senator Who Quit GOP Due to Trump Era Says Many Republicans Have No Political Home.”
https://www.newsweek.com/state-senator-who-quit-gop-due-trump-era-says-many-republicans-have-no-political-home-1570722

SKY NEWS
— ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6233603126001

CANNABIS HEALTH INSIDER
— Congress Members Demand Biden To Declare Mass Forgiveness Before Cannabis Legalization (DIERSEN: I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for doing that.)
https://cannabishealthinsider.com/6552/congress-members-demand-biden-to-declare-mass-forgiveness-before-cannabis-legalization/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to those who violated the Military Selective Service Act during the Vietnam War era, from August 4, 1964, to March 28, 1973. Draft evasion carries stiff punishments, including fines and years of imprisonment.)

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/donald-trump-cpac-republican-party

February 17 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Trump calls McConnell ‘political hack’ after GOP leader blames ex-president for Capitol riot – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-statement-on-mcconnell-impeachment-trial-us-capitol-riot-republicans/10347507/

— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: IL FOID card, concealed carry license delays leave residents on edge as carjacking cases surge – Samantha Chatman
https://abc7chicago.com/foid-card-delays-leave-some-on-edge-as-carjacking-cases-surge/10345400/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/16/rep-adam-kinzinger-shunned-family-president-trump/

WGN TV
— ‘It’s just not right’: Chicago area seniors deal with digital divide when making vaccine appointments – Tonya Francisco
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/its-just-not-right-chicago-area-seniors-deal-with-digital-divide-when-making-vaccine-appointments/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Kinzinger’s relatives write second letter slamming him for Trump impeachment vote. The relatives said Kinzinger was “misled” and “brainwashed” and “manipulated” by Democrats and the “fake news media” in the Jan. 19 letter, obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/16/22286690/adam-kinzinger-relatives-second-letter-slamming-him-trump-impeachment-vote-country-first

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To push pot on an individual, municipality, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-verano-weed-public-trading-chicago-20210217-6x4iyrgv4zduxbeetsprwt4n3m-story.html
— Robert Brandon McNeily, 32, of the 300 block of East Liberty Drive, Wheaton, was charged Feb. 10 with driving under the influence with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 and illegal lane usage near Lake Cook Road and Weiland Road. McNeily is scheduled to appear in court March 17.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/buffalo-grove/ct-bgc-blotter-tl-0218-20210216-dbifmpjufzdfforpeybzpq7xwu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: In split vote, Lisle village board urges Pritzker to veto police reform bill – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210216/in-split-vote-lisle-village-board-urges-pritzker-to-veto-police-reform-bill
— If Greene is the standard, what about Democratic ‘kingmaker’ Sharpton? – Larry Elder
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about kingmakers in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000 and the kings they made. I would focus on those who they installed as leaders of Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois since 2000.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210217/if-greene-is-the-standard-what-about-democratic-kingmaker-sharpton

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Calls for Hearings Before Cuts – Kevin Bessler
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=319235#.YC0MzGhKiM8

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/voice-of-the-people-kinzinger-correct-to-condemn-trump/article_d83017a4-6fcf-11eb-86b8-93d5b5a23409.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 76 COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 3 deaths, 3.76% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/17/dupage-county-reports-76-covid-19-cases-tuesday-3-deaths-376-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

STATELINE
— In second letter, Kinzinger’s family says congressman ‘brainwashed’ by ‘fake news media’
https://www.mystateline.com/news/politics/in-second-letter-kinzingers-family-says-congressman-brainwashed-by-fake-news-media/

WREX
— Illinois Senators address carjacking, gun violence concerns across the state – Ali Rasper
https://wrex.com/2021/02/17/illinois-senators-address-carjacking-gun-violence-concerns-across-the-state/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Fred Hampton’s Childhood Home To Become Community Center To Preserve Black Panther’s Legacy — And Continue Party’s Work. “Judas and the Black Messiah” brought new attention to the family’s plight to save the Maywood home, Hampton Jr. said. He also shared his thoughts on the film with Block Club. – Pascal Sabino
https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/02/16/fred-hamptons-childhood-home-to-become-community-center-to-preserve-black-panthers-legacy-and-continue-partys-work/

CHICAGO READER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/trump-impeachment-fair-maps/Content?oid=86499609

CHICAGO NOW
— Likely Gov Candidate Bailey ready to run on cutting property taxes, spending & pension benefits – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/likely-gov-candidate-bailey-airs-tonight-in-chicago-cable-web/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Amid persistent backlogs, some want to tighten up Illinois’ FOID card while others want it repealed – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/amid-persistent-backlogs-some-want-to-tighten-up-illinois-foid-card-while-others-want-it/article_c3bd73ba-7093-11eb-aa75-8fee2f9f97a2.html

WIREPOINTS
— Memo To Congress Re Pending Aid To States: America Cannot Bail itself Out – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/memo-to-congress-re-pending-aid-to-states-america-cannot-bail-itself-out-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood’s Farm Team PAC Endorsements for April Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/16/farmteampac021621/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— EXPECTED $7.5 BILLION IN FEDERAL AID WON’T FIX ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS WITHOUT STRUCTURAL REFORMS – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/expected-7-5-billion-in-federal-aid-wont-fix-illinois-budget-crisis-without-structural-reforms/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA ISN’T MAKE-BELIEVE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/america-isnt-make-believe.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Top 10 recent examples of cancel culture – Kelly Sadler
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/top-10-recent-examples-cancel-culture/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re in a sad place as a society when somebody’s firing and/or cancellation is celebrated more than their life’s work. And yet, here we are. Below is a list of the top 10 cancellations, all that have occurred within the last year. Many on this list are notable names, people who will find other work and/or have the position and power to stand up to the woke crowd. It’s the names not represented who are the true victims — like those who have had their college acceptances rejected because of a social media post they made in high school — who were canceled before they ever could get started. They are not famous, and their names are not known. Not surprisingly, cancel culture cuts one way. If you say something too conservative and mildly offensive, the woke hall monitors on social media will find you. And if you’re famous, all the better, as Hollywood and corporate America seems to have embraced this new form of blacklisting:)
— Central Illinois village of Washburn disbands police department – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/16/central-illinois-village-disbands-police-departmen/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The wave of party-sponsored censures greeting Republicans who cross former President Donald Trump reveals a GOP interested in pushing out heretics whose lone political sin is disloyalty to the vanquished party leader.” Trump is a platform Republican. RINOs push out platform Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/local-gop-officials-closing-the-tent-to-trump-apostates

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— The Post-Trump GOP Florida’s DeSantis offers one possibility for the party’s future – Editorial
https://freebeacon.com/latest-news/the-post-trump-gop/

FOX NEWS
— Senate GOP reelection arm targets ‘vulnerable’ Senate Dems on reopening schools. Republicans hit Democrats over the influence of their teacher union allies on school closings – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-gop-re-election-arm-targets-vulnerable-senate-dems-on-reopening-schools
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The other Democrats being targeted are Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Michael Bennet of Colorado.)

DAILY CALLER
— Poll: 75% Of Republicans Want Trump To Play Prominent Role In GOP – OLIVIA INGRASSIA
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/quinnipiac-poll-republicans-donald-trump/
— If Conservatives Do Not Defend The Family, Who Will? – HELEN ANDREWS
(DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ is to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family. I should write a book about those who have done the most to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/16/helen-andrews-conservatives-must-defend-family/

COLLEGE FIX
— John Marshall Law School claims exam question that offended students is not protected by academic freedom – GREG PIPER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/law-school-claims-exam-question-that-offended-students-is-not-protected-by-academic-freedom/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— “Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell following second impeachment attempt. No kind words for The Republican Party either. – Kemberlee Kaye
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/mitch-is-a-dour-sullen-and-unsmiling-political-hack-trump-rails-against-mitch-mcconnell-following-second-impeachment-attempt/

EPOCH TIMES
— Former President Donald Trump’s Full Statement on Mitch McConnell
https://www.theepochtimes.com/read-former-president-donald-trumps-full-statement-on-mitch-mcconnell_3699437.html

HILL REPORTER
— Disowned By Family And Party, Rep. Kinzinger Still Works to Purge Trump From GOP – TIMOTHY EVANS
(DIERSEN: Who is helping Kinzinger purge a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://hillreporter.com/disowned-by-family-and-party-rep-kinzinger-still-works-to-purge-trump-from-gop-93088

POLITICO
— The Birthplace of the Republican Party Buckles After Trump Nearly Blew Up the GOP. As many wonder how a party split by Trump can survive, one county outpost shows how time heals some wounds — or at least papers them over. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/02/17/trump-blew-up-gop-469155
— Reparations bill tests Biden and Harris on racial justice. The House proposal has been introduced in every Congress for more than three decades and would establish a commission of experts to study direct payments to African Americans. – MAYA KING
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/17/slavery-reparations-bill-469165

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Era in Atlantic City Ends With 3,000 Sticks of Dynamite The implosion of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, the last vestige of the former president’s once-dominant brand in Atlantic City, N.J., took place Wednesday morning. – Tracey Tully
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/nyregion/atlantic-city-trump-plaza-implosion.html
— America’s Brutal Racial History Is Written All Over Our Genes. Our country has struggled to reckon with the horrors of the past. Could DNA tests help? – Libby Copeland
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who have stressed the strongest that I am 100% German national origin and that my ancestors immigrated during the 1840s and 1850s from what is now Germany. In my defense, I stress that according to http://dna.ancestry.com , my ancestry is 33% Europe West, 28% Scandinavia, 24% Great Britain, 11% Ireland, 2% Europe East, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia, and 1% Italy/Greece.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/16/opinion/23andme-ancestry-race.html

NEW YORK POST
— NYC public school asks parents to ‘reflect’ on their ‘whiteness’ – Selim Algar and Kate Sheehy
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Whites are demonized, denigrated, and condemned by individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time as being White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)
https://nypost.com/2021/02/16/nyc-public-school-asks-parents-to-reflect-on-their-whiteness/

USA TODAY
— ‘Massive failure’: Why are millions in Texas in the dark amid rolling blackouts, winter weather? Power outages in Texas amid extreme cold winter weather led to rolling blackouts and millions without electricity. Here’s why it happened. – Ryan W. Miller
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2021/02/16/texas-weather-power-outage-rolling-blackouts-leave-millions-dark/6764764002/
— Health officials say the coronavirus will likely become endemic in the next several years. What does that mean? – Adrianna Rodriguez
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/02/17/covid-19-likely-become-endemic-experts-say-heres-what-means/4487953001/
— The complex history of Alexander Twilight, nation’s first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree. Though Twilight is lauded today as an African American scholar, preacher and educator, for much of his life he was marked as white on census records. – Marina Affo
(DIERSEN: In 1970, I was the first of my ancestors to earn a bachelor’s degree.)
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/08/complex-history-alexander-twilight-middleburys-first-black-graduate/4094045001/

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS
— Local Alaska Republicans censure Sen. Lisa Murkowski, citing impeachment vote and other issues – James Brooks
https://www.adn.com/politics/2021/02/17/local-alaska-republicans-censure-alaska-sen-lisa-murkowski-citing-impeachment-vote-and-other-issues/

MIAMI HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://www.pressherald.com/2021/02/17/leonard-pitts-rebel-republicans-who-rebuke-trump-need-new-saner-party/

MERCED SUN STAR
— California Republican takes on ‘cancel culture,’ proposes new discrimination protections – KIM BOJÓRQUEZ
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to cancel others. They focus on canceling those like me a) who they cannot manipulate/dominate, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, and/or e) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois. I would focus on those who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have been candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/california/article249286800.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A California Republican lawmaker introduced two bills on Tuesday that aim to ban discrimination over a person’s political views, characterizing the package as an effort to fight ‘cancel culture.’ “Cancel culture and the efforts to silence differing opinions and voices should be a growing concern for all of us,” said Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore. “A climate of intolerance has been established and has stifled healthy and normal debate. Anyone who values their own freedom of speech should be concerned.” Senate Bill 238, also known as the Diversity of Thought Act, seeks to add political affiliation as a protected class under the Fair Employment and Housing Act. That law currently bars employment and housing discrimination based on someone’s race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, disability, nationality and source of income. The other bill, Senate Bill 249, would amend California’s education code to prohibit discrimination, harassment intimidation and bullying in schools based on an individual’s political affiliation. Cancel culture, or ‘canceling,’ is the act of ostracizing a public figure or private citizen online or in public for behavior considered questionable or controversial. The terms have joined the cultural lexicon in recent years. The terms are commonly used in conservative media in the context of the entertainment industry, social media or mainstream news media, with right-leaning activists alleging bias against their views. For instance, former President Donald Trump’s supporters claimed he was a victim of “cancel culture” when Twitter and Facebook stripped him of his social media platforms when the companies concluded his campaign to retain power after losing the 2020 election risked inciting violence. Mike Madrid, a California-based Republican political strategist, said he’s not surprised that a Republican is seeking to make political affiliation a protected class. “It’s really symbolic of the Republican Party embracing the politics of victimization and grievance,” he said, adding that both Republicans and Democrats participate in cancel culture. He said free speech, even if it’s vile, should be protected, but “you can’t whine and cry about not suffering the consequences when you’re saying horrible things about people.” Well-known figures who have been ‘canceled’ as of late include former “The Mandalorian” actress Gina Carano, who was fired by television executives after she compared the experience of Republicans in today’s political climate to the plight of Jews during the Nazi Germany era on social media, according to reports. “It is unfathomable to me that corporations and members of the public would ruin a person’s career, business and family because of their political ideology,” Melendez continued. “A free society shouldn’t allow thoughts and ideas to be censored. Free speech covers all speech, not just that with which you agree.” Hector Barajas, communications director for the Senate Republican Caucus, said Melendez’s bill addresses the issue of blacklisting individuals by providing them protections against discrimination. “For those that like to talk about tolerance and diversity, they should also be tolerant of other people’s diverse opinions,” he said in a statement. “Tolerance should be a two-way street because the other road leads to a dead end.”)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Statement Criticizes McConnell, Calling Him a ‘Political Hack’ ‘If Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,’ a lengthy statement from the former president said. – Alex Leary and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-criticizes-mcconnell-in-lengthy-statement-calling-him-a-political-hack-11613513959/
— The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage. How bad energy policy led to rolling blackouts in the freezing Lone Star State. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-making-of-a-texas-power-outage-11613518653
— Covid-19 Dims Job Prospects, So Young People Sign Up for the Military – Andrew Jeong
(DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/covid-2021-02-16/card/nnIwtVDMvTeMvRX6NnK8
— The Minimum Wage’s Racially Discriminatory Roots If the filibuster is a ‘Jim Crow relic,’ so is a policy designed to curtail the abundance of black labor. – Jason L. Rile
(DIERSEN: Have you ever worked for the minimum wage? I worked for the minimum wage washing dishes in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights 1964-1966 part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School and full-time during the summer in between. With the money that I earned doing that, I bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. My understanding is that I was the first and only White male to hold that job. All the others before me and after me were minorities and/or females.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-minimum-wages-racially-discriminatory-roots-11613517678

BLOOMBERG
— Freeze Could Keep Texans in the Dark for Days: Energy Update
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-02-16/texas-grid-official-expects-power-back-tonight-energy-update

BUSINESS INSIDER
— CPAC is taking Trump’s side in the battle for the soul of the GOP
https://www.businessinsider.com/cpac-2021-speakers-trump-pence-orlando-republican-conservative-2021-2

FORD AUTHORITY
— Study Finds That EV Owners Drive Half The Miles Of Everyone Else – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2021/02/study-finds-that-ev-owners-drive-half-the-miles-of-everyone-else/

NEWSWEEK
— Record Number of GOP Women in Congress ‘Didn’t Come to Compromise’ – STEVE FRIESS
https://www.newsweek.com/2021/02/19/record-number-gop-women-congress-didnt-come-compromise-1569025.html

February 15 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois state budget battle brewing ahead of Gov. Pritzker’s address – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-budget-battle-brewing-ahead-of-pritzkers-address/10342543/

NBC5
— Republican Former State Sen. Paul Schimpf Announces Run for Illinois Governor Schimpf appears to be the first to officially announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor, looking to challenge Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has not yet announced a run for reelection – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/republican-former-state-sen-paul-schimpf-announces-run-for-illinois-governor/2438404/
— Illinois Reports 1,420 New Cases of Coronavirus, 41 Additional Deaths Monday. Illinois has surpassed 20,000 coronavirus fatalities since the pandemic began.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1420-new-cases-of-coronavirus-41-additional-deaths-monday/2438334/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Downstate GOP state Sen. Paul Schimpf announces bid for Illinois governor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-republican-state-senator-announces-run-illinois-governor-20210215-fhvr3zennjhmtmeiuaqpbzvkvi-story.html
— Crete-Monee schools ask voter support for $62.25 million bond issue, change in state law – JERRY SHNAY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-shnay-column-st-0216-20210215-cbkl5iuqp5ayvctuf4r7pep5re-story.html
— Get tough, Gov. Pritzker, on AFSCME – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-fixing-illinois-chicago-budget-afscme-furlough-20210215-b6odtzttd5cjfkwu6vrde3e3be-story.html
— Illinois’ latest disaster? The vaccine rollout – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-covid-recovery-economy-vaccine-rollout-20210215-sqy2ij63rrd6fbcemoft6tmsw4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Former Republican state senator joins race to oust Pritzker, arguing he better understands voters’ struggles. Former state Sen. Paul Schimpf cloaked himself in the mantle or former President Ronald Reagan, but Democrats dismissed him as more in the mold of Donald Trump and former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. – Jerry Nowicki
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284471/former-republican-state-senator-paul-schimpf-pritzker-governor-election-gary-rabine
— House Republicans to Pritzker: Base budget on reality — ‘not wishful thinking’ Pritzker is scheduled to deliver his annual budget address to the General Assembly via a live video feed at noon Wednesday. So far, he has revealed little about the budget he plans to propose for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. – Peter Hancock
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/15/22284621/republicans-durkin-demmer-pritzker-balanced-budget-address-wednesday-coronavirus-covi-19-deficit
— COVID a killer for the obese: ‘Like pouring gasoline on top of a fire’ Chicago churches, particularly in the Black community, have targeted obesity — which contributes to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure — and poses a higher risk of lethal complications from COVID-19. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/15/22280292/covid-19-obesity-coronavirus-diabetes-lent-heart-disease-trinity-united-church-christ
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican senators stand with seditionists, not the Republic. What we saw Saturday was a profile in cowardice. Had there been a secret ballot, the Senate vote to convict Donald Trump likely would have been overwhelming.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/15/22284380/gop-republican-sedition-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Algonquin Township Republican primary set for Feb. 23 will decide new supervisor – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/algonquin-township-republican-primary-set-for-feb-23-will-decide-new-supervisor
— February primary features two Republican candidates for Algonquin Township highway commissioner – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210215/february-primary-features-two-republican-candidates-for-algonquin-township-highway-commissioner

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— The Iroquois County GOP in central Illinois has joined nearby LaSalle County’s Republican Central Committee in voting to censure U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger over his vote to impeach former President Donald Trump. – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/15/second-illinois-county-votes-against-kinzinger-over-impeachment-vote/6758346002/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While dozens of counties across Illinois voted to support LaSalle County Republicans in their censure of the Republican congressman on Feb. 3, none took a vote of their own until late last week when Iroquois County Republicans met and approved its own censure. A censure is a public, formal statement expressing disapproval of a public official. Censure often serves as a powerful message from voting bases to elected officials and is often a sign of conflict. Like LaSalle County, Iroquois is one of 14 counties in Kinzinger’s 16th Congressional District, which also includes Boone County and much of Winnebago County.)

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republicans call for balanced budget ahead of governor’s address – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/republicans-call-for-balanced-budget-ahead-of-governor-s-address/article_8ab91f5b-08b8-509d-b1e5-72c5015cddfa.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump’s acquittal appears to end speculation about whether he will be face of the GOP – CHRISTOPHER WHITE
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trumps-acquittal-appears-to-end-speculation-about-whether-he-will-be-face-of-the-gop
— Will we see Trump run for office again? ‘Of course,’ says political insider – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/will-we-see-trump-run-for-office-again-of-course-says-political-insider
— Biden faces pressure as US sets new course on immigration – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-faces-pressure-as-us-sets-new-course-on-immigration
— Pelosi says independent commission will examine Capitol riot – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/pelosi-says-independent-commission-will-examine-capitol-riot

NPR ILLINOIS
— Corporate America Brings The Hammer Down After Capitol Insurrection
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/corporate-america-brings-hammer-down-after-capitol-insurrection#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— IL GOP Chairman talks future of Republican Party condemns impeachment trial and Jan. 6 riots – Matt Sheehan
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/on-the-record/on-the-record-il-gop-chairman-talks-future-of-republican-party-condemns-impeachment-trial-and-jan-6-riots/

KPVI
— Illinois House GOP leaders want more transparency from Pritzker – DEAN OLSEN
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/illinois-house-gop-leaders-want-more-transparency-from-pritzker/article_4b13189b-641d-5375-a6a3-cce6d8acf70b.html

WCSJ NEWS
— Kinzinger: Politicians Should Be Willing to Risk Political Careers To Tell the Truth – Justin Ritz
http://www.wcsjnews.com/news/local/kinzinger-politicians-should-be-willing-to-risk-political-careers-to-tell-the-truth/article_eacd3e90-6fa3-11eb-a911-7b427d6cace2.html

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois committee could take up ‘Culturally Responsive’ teaching standards Wednesday – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-committee-could-take-up-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards-wednesday/article_9428436c-6fc8-11eb-b9f7-b3629984be13.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Teacher Standards Up for Vote Tomorrow – Potential Swing Legislators Identified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/160327/
— Defender of New Teacher Guidelines Uses Factoid that Makes No Sense to Me
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/defender-of-new-teacher-guidelines-uses-factoid-that-makes-no-sense-to-me/
— Nevada Talks about Private Local Governments
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/nevada-talks-about-private-local-governments/
— Township Road Commissioner Candidate Eric Dowd Mails Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/eric-dowd-mails-again/
— Riot Inquiry, But No Look at Election Machines
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/riot-inquiry-but-no-look-at-election-machines/
— Paul Schimpf Announces Candidacy for GOP Nomination for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announces-candidacy-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Paul Schimpf Announcing for GOP Nomination for Governor (2014 photos)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/paul-schimpf-announcing-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Kyle Rittenhouse: New Civil Attorney Robert Barnes Speaks about Last Thursday’s Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/barnes021521/
— When Will Someone Sponsor a Bill to Lower the Usurious Property Tax Late Payment Fee?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/when-will-someone-sponsor-a-bill-to-lower-the-usurious-property-tax-late-payment-fee/
— Kelly Liebmann Wins Freedom of Information Suit Against McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/15/kelly-liebmann-wins-freedom-of-information-suit-against-mchenry-county/
— What Do Mike Madigan’s and Cal Skinner’s Wives Have in Common?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/what-do-mike-madigans-and-cal-skinners-wives-have-in-common/
— Algonquin Township Republicans Gather for Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/algonquin-township-republicans-gather-for-fundraiser/
— An Observation – Better Weather under Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/14/message-of-the-day-an-observation/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO GOP’S STEVE BOULTON FEATURED ON CBS MORNING SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/chicago-gops-steve-boulton-featured-on-cbs-morning-show.html
— LOMBARDI: WHY I AM CHALLENGING ADAM KINZINGER IN THE 2022 GOP PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/lombardi-why-i-am-running-for-congress.html
— BECKMAN: ILLINOIS TEACHERS FACE EMBRACING LEFTIST POLICIES AS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman–1.html
— ROSSI: THANKFULLY THE “SALEM WITCH TRIAL” IMPEACHMENT CHARADE IS OVER!
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rossi-thankfully-the-salem-witch-trial-impeachment-charade-is-over.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden ‘in a real bind with the radical left’ over push to tear down border wall – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: Those who want to tear down the border wall are anti-American, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Hume: GOP trying to ‘move away from Trump without alienating his supporters’
https://news.yahoo.com/hume-gop-trying-move-away-235359828.html

GOPUSA
— Impeachment Failure Makes Trump Derangement Syndrome Stronger Than Ever Among Washington Establishment
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106505
— Full Text Of Trump’s Statement On Impeachment Acquittal
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106510

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden’s DHS to Release Over 25,000 Illegals into Texas and California – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/15/bidens-dhs-to-release-over-25000-illegals-into-texas-and-california/

BREITBART
— Allen West: Joe Biden’s Release of Thousands Migrants Is ‘an Imminent Danger’ to Texas – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/15/allen-west-joe-bidens-release-of-thousands-migrants-is-an-imminent-danger-to-texas/

HOT AIR
— Chicago’s “Bail Reform” Led To More Crime
https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/02/15/chicagos-bail-reform-led-crime/

LIFE NEWS
— Planned Parenthood Exploits Kids, Sells Them Sex-Change Hormones to Make Big Bucks – MICAIAH BILGER
https://www.lifenews.com/2021/02/12/planned-parenthood-exploits-kids-sells-them-sex-change-hormones-to-make-big-bucks/

THE HILL
— Trump surprises supporters holding rally-like President’s Day gathering in Florida – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/538922-trump-surprises-supporters-holding-rally-like-presidents-day-gathering-in

CNBC
— Pelosi announces independent 9/11-style commission on deadly Capitol riot – AP
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/15/bipartisan-support-grows-for-9/11-style-inquiry-into-deadly-capitol-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes Kinzinger.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/us/politics/adam-kinzinger-republicans-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump may be done, but Trumpism is the GOP’s future.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/15/trump-may-be-done-trumpism-is-gops-future/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump greeted by hundreds of cheering fans on Presidents Day – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/15/trump-greeted-by-hundreds-of-cheering-fans-on-presidents-day/

FORBES
— House Republicans Claim Pelosi May Be Responsible For Delaying National Guard Deployment On Jan. 6 – Jemima McEvoy
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/02/15/house-republicans-suggest-pelosi-may-be-responsible-for-delaying-national-guard-deployment-on-jan-6/

February 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— After impeachment acquittal, Trump remains dominant in Republican Party – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/after-impeachment-acquittal-trump-remains-dominant-in-gop/10338947/
— Biden White House seeks to turn page on Trump, focus on COVID stimulus – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/biden-reaction-impeachment-trial-stimulus-donald-trump-acquitted/10338710/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville police’s discovery of luxury vehicle stolen in Chicago carjacking leads to arrest of three suspects and recovery of guns, drugs – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-police-carjack-st-0214-20210212-fmok6qdz7baarl73ql63kcieam-story.html
— Two years after Henry Pratt shooting in Aurora, supporters preparing to bring back Illinois gun licensing bill – SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-pratt-foid-card-legislation-st-20210213-aezb3db52bcxxffyaw22hgewqe-story.html

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Trump’s acquittal exposes the hypocrisy of the Far Left. The lack of evidence, not cowardly Republicans, brought down the Democrat insurrection of impeachment conviction against Donald Trump. There was less evidence to prove President Trump pushed his followers to violence than evidence that exists that Democrats screaming for Trump impeachment goaded BLM protestors to violence last summer. – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/14/trumps-acquittal-exposes-the-hypocrisy-of-the-far-left/

WREX
— Trump remains dominant force in GOP following acquittal – AP (DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://wrex.com/2021/02/14/trump-remains-dominant-force-in-gop-following-acquittal-2/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Impeachment isn’t the final word on Capitol riot for Trump.”
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/politics/impeachment-isnt-the-final-word-on-capitol-riot-for-trump/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump ‘ready to move on,’ rebuild GOP to retake Congress in 2022: Sen. Graham – S.A. Miller
(DIERSEN: How strongly will Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 and 2022 ballots in Illinois, in your county, in your township, in your municipality, and in your precinct seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sen-lindsey-graham-trump-ready-to-move-on-rebuild-/

— ‘Dismantling this immoral wall’: Biden pulled by left wing on immigration.  Sierra Club says ‘wall itself is an immoral monument to settler colonial destruction – Stephen Dinan ‘

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/14/sierra-club-aclu-calls-biden-tear-down-border-wall/

FOX NEWS
— Graham: McConnell ‘put a load on Republicans’ back’ with anti-Trump speech. South Carolina senator warns McConnell’s words will be used against Republican candidates in 2022 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/graham-mcconnell-anti-trump-speech

TOWNHALL
— Biden Uses the Parkland Anniversary to Call for Three Major Gun Control Moves – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/14/biden-uses-the-parkland-anniversary-to-push-for-gun-control-in-the-first-100-days-n2584714
— It’s Time To Hate Them Right Back. – Derek Hunter
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2021/02/14/its-time-to-hate-them-right-back-n2584697

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Nikki Haley “Disgusted” By Trump, Says He’s “Fallen Too Far” To Have Future With GOP
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/nikki-haley-disgusted-by-trump-says-hes-fallen-too-far-to-have-future-with-gop/

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Calls on Congress to Strengthen Gun Ownership Rules – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-calls-on-congress-to-restrict-gun-ownership_3696206.html


— Trump Impeachment Lawyer: ‘Bloodthirsty’ Media Is ‘Trying to Divide This Country’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-impeachment-lawyer-bloodthirsty-media-is-trying-to-divide-this-country_3696266.html

NBC NEWS
— What’s next for the GOP after Trump acquittal?
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/next-gop-trump-acquittal-002257639.html
— Trump’s impeachment acquittal widens rift within the GOP
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-impeachment-acquittal-widens-rift-004125444.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Acquitted of Inciting Insurrection, Even as Bipartisan Majority Votes ‘Guilty’ The verdict was unlikely to be the final word for former President Donald J. Trump, his badly divided party or the festering wounds the Jan. 6 riot that prompted the impeachment left behind.” Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But their overriding political calculation was clear. After party leaders briefly entertained using the process to purge Mr. Trump from their ranks, Republicans doubled down on a bet made five years ago: that it was better not to stoke another open confrontation with a man millions of their voters still singularly embrace. . .After the attack and Republicans’ loss of the Senate, there had been a brief window in which it seemed as if the outcome might be different. Mr. McConnell privately told advisers that an impeachment conviction might be the only way to purge Mr. Trump from the party after four tumultuous years, and his openness to finding him guilty held out the possibility that a coalition of Republicans might follow his lead.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Now begins McConnell’s project to shrink Trump’s GOP influence – George F. Will
(DIERSEN: Will hate-filled Trump-hating leaders of Republican organizations a) proclaim that they will only back candidates who are hate-filled Trump-haters, b) demand that their members disavow Trump or resign, and/or c) recruit hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against their members who refuse to disavow Trump? What are the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations going to do? Overwhelmingly, hate-filled Trump-haters are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/now-begins-mcconnells-project-to-shrink-trumps-gop-influence/2021/02/14/ff7201de-6eed-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html
— McConnell would have happily considered finding Trump guilty, were it not for Mitch McConnell – Philip Bump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/13/mcconnell-would-have-happily-considered-finding-trump-guilty-were-it-not-mitch-mcconnell/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Because of the Capitol Rioters, “The agency founded because of 9/11 shifts to face the threat of domestic terrorism.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/dhs-domestic-extremism-threat/2021/02/14/41693dd0-672f-11eb-bf81-c618c88ed605_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— GOP will do fine — with or without Donald Trump – Michael Barone
https://nypost.com/2021/02/14/gop-will-do-fine-with-or-without-donald-trump/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger Says “Trump Put Congress, Americans in a ‘Lose-Lose Situation’ After Acquittal.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-trump-put-congress-americans-lose-lose-situation-after-acquittal-1569195

THE REPUBLIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see minorities as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
http://www.therepublic.com/2021/02/13/us-race-war-analysis/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ promote hatred against those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/senate-republicans-confirmed-allegiance-trump-else-acquitting/

PATHEOS
— Orange Beast Gone. Who Will Dems Hate Now? – DAVE ARMSTRONG
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/davearmstrong/2021/02/orange-beast-gone-who-will-dems-hate-now.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Who will the Trump-obsessed Democrats hate now? I agree with Rush Limbaugh: I think they will switch to hating all conservatives (Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables”). In fact they have already begun. We’re their desperately needed object of hatred: one big ugly mass of despised wicked “Trump voters” now twisted into the ridiculous caricature that they have made of President Trump for four years: a bunch of racists, sexists, anti-Mexican bigots and homophobes; anti-science troglodytes, etc. *
Keep it up, liberals. Keep lying about us, to replace your 24/7, five-year obsession with the Orange Beast and Demon from Hell (if you only still believed in the latter: maybe only for Trump, huh?). We still have the power to vote, and vote we will in November 2022, and it’s gonna be a massacre for the ages against your idiotic, immoral, clueless and radically secularist party.)

DAILY MAIL
— Democratic senator claims Republican lawmakers are ‘deathly afraid’ of Donald Trump and former president’s acquittal secures his spot as ‘leader of the GOP for the next four years’ – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9259483/Dem-senator-Republicans-deathly-afraid-Trump-acquittal-secures-spot-GOP-leader.html

February 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump acquitted in 2nd impeachment trial; 7 Republicans vote to convict – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-acquitted-senate-votes-57-43-at-impeachment-trial/10336167/
— IL leaders weigh in on Senate vote after former President Trump acquitted in 2nd impeachment trial – Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/il-lawmakers-weigh-in-on-2nd-impeachment-trial-verdict-/10337328/
— Illinois’ Black, Latinx residents getting fewer COVID-19 vaccines, early data shows – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
(DIERSEN: One could argue that the right thing to do is that all those in Illinois who are members of Group A should give their place in line to those who are members of Group B. Members of Group A are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, healthy, non-poor, non-veteran, citizens of America, Republican, conservative, Trump-supporters, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Members of Group B are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, non-healthy, poor, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, liberal, moderate, Trump-haters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/black-latinx-getting-fewer-covid-19-vaccines-early-il-data-/10334705/

NBC5
— McConnell Votes for Acquittal, But Then Says There’s ‘No Question’ Trump Is Responsible for Riot – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/mcconnell-votes-for-acquittal-but-then-says-theres-no-question-trump-is-responsible-for-riot/2437659/
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 2,092 New Cases, 53 Deaths, Nearly 80K Vaccinations Reported Saturday. Illinois’ seven-day positivity rate dropped under 3% Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-2092-new-cases-5-deaths-nearly-80k-vaccinations-reported-saturday/2437542/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump claims his movement ‘has only just begun’ after acquittal in 2nd impeachment trial
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-claims-his-movement-has-only-just-begun-after-acquittal-in-2nd-impeachment-trial
— Pelosi blasts McConnell and ‘cowardly group of Republicans’ in Senate after Trump impeachment acquittal – Marisa Schultz
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pelosi-blasts-mcconnell-and-cowardly-group-of-republicans-in-senate-after-trump-impeachment-acquittal

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The Senate did not convict former President Donald Trump on a House charge he incited insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6. The vote was 57-43, short of two-thirds needed. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-trump-impeachment-trial-20210213-o7pq5z4hvrazxiyhwdnhqk22oy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The impeachment acquittal does profound damage to our democracy.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-senate-impeachment-acquittal-chapman-20210214-ksaxesviarblvmowy5v4vijujm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Acquitting Trump was a sad and terrible day for democracy.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/13/22282067/donald-trump-impeachment-acquittal-senate-republicans-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Does a new day dawn beckon beyond Madigan? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210213/editorial-does-a-new-day-dawn-beckon-beyond-madigan
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210213/a-lot-of-opportunity-to-get-things-done-kinzinger-pledges-bipartisanship-going-forward
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Illinois lawmakers react harshly to Trump’s acquittal.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210213/illinois-lawmakers-react-harshly-to-trumps-acquittal

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who’s getting vaccinated? The state finally reveals its data, and it shows Illinoisans most affected by COVID are far less likely to have gotten the shot. – STEPHANIE GOLDBERG, A.D. QUIG, ALLY MAROTTI
(DIERSEN: One could argue that the right thing to do is that all those in Illinois who are members of Group A should give their place in line to those who are members of Group B. Members of Group A are White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, non-veteran, citizens of America, Republican, conservative, Trump-supporters, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. Members of Group B are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, non-married, poor, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, liberal, moderate, Trump-haters, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/health-care/whos-getting-vaccinated

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— McLean County GOP chair: Country needs to move forward after Trump acquittal – KEVIN BARLOW
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mclean-county-gop-chair-country-needs-to-move-forward-after-trump-acquittal/article_0aa70466-c0e0-5505-84cf-604d26e65c22.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford area Republicans: Rep. Adam Kinzinger is out of touch with local GOP – Corina Curry
(DIERSEN: What percent of the Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Illinois, in your county, and in your township/ward support Kinzinger?)
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/02/13/rockford-area-republicans-kinzinger-out-of-touch-with-local-gop/4468976001/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger may be gaining nationwide attention because of his impeachment vote and newly announced Country First movement, but some Republicans back home say this latest round of rhetoric may be causing local GOPs more harm than good. State Rep. Andrew Chesney, R-Freeport, took to Facebook Thursday to call Kinzinger “a political embarrassment,” adding that the Republican congressman’s newly formed political action committee Country First should be called “Adam First.” “I don’t think he’s in touch with what mainstream Republicans are really saying,” Chesney said. “The area that I take greatest exception to is that while he’s been on his media blitz trying to talk about conservatism, the congressman is always the last one to attend the Lincoln Day dinner and the first one to leave. “He’s listening to a D.C. crowd rather than listening to what Republicans are saying.” On a Tuesday media call, Kinzinger said he created his Country First video and website about a week ago as a way to express what he felt was happening — “kind of my mourning for the Republican Party” — and give people a place to take action if they agreed with him. “The outpouring of support has been incredible,” Kinzinger said. Kinzinger wouldn’t say how much money has been raised thus far. He said raising money wasn’t the goal. “It’s about building a movement, and my goodness it’s shown that there is a real desire out there for something different.” Rockford Republicans state Sen. Dave Syverson and state Rep. Joe Sosnowski also said that the congressman’s Country First message, which says that the “Republican party has lost its way,” doesn’t ring true with them or the Republicans they work with in Boone and Winnebago counties. “I don’t think splitting up the party is the answer,” Syverson said. “Who doesn’t want country first? That sounds almost like ‘Make America Great Again.’” Kinzinger’s actions and statements of late are actually the cause of some of the dissension in the today’s Republican party, Syverson said. Syverson said he heard from many Rock River Valley Republicans in recent weeks who are concerned over Kinzinger’s stance on the impeachment. He said he tells those voters to call Kinzinger’s office. “If you feel you disagree with him on something, let him know,” he said. Sosnowski said Kizinger’s message of focusing on what’s best for the country and de-escalating the rhetoric and political in-fighting are admirable and valuable goals. “I disagree with his approach,” Sosnowski said. “It’s a conflicting message. He’s talking about de-escalating the rhetoric yet he’s attacking fellow Republicans. … It seems contradictory.” Sosnowski also said the local Republican platform — pro-business, pro-family, less government — remains strong and stable. “I think our principles are still very much there,” he said. “They haven’t disappeared.” Back in his state house district, Chesney said he believes Kinzinger is in “a super minority” of Republicans, and that Kinzinger’s message of lack of leadership and forgotten values isn’t what Stephenson County Republicans are talking about in carpool lanes and coffee shops. “I don’t believe that’s anywhere close to reflective of where we’re at as a party,” said Chesney, who also serves as Stephenson County’s GOP chair. “I think there’s certainly an autopsy to discuss what worked and what didn’t work in Trump’s presidency, but that’s not what he’s doing. “He’s trying to implode the entire party.” Also during Tuesday’s press call, Kinzinger readily denied rumors that he might be using the impeachment as a catapult to statewide office. “People that speculate that don’t know me,” he said. “I don’t have any plans for anything higher in Illinois. … As always, I’ll put the caveat that I’m not going to rule anything out because Jan. 5 and Jan. 7 are two very different days in this world.”)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that everyone has.
https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/2021/02/13/cultural-responsiveness-support-academic-success-all-students/6741040002/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Biden Is a Trojan Horse, but who’s at the helm? – Alan Webber
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/webber-biden-is-a-trojan-horse-but-whos-at-the-helm/article_ef4924b0-6bbc-11eb-bd0e-67108c1d8051.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— House GOP members criticize Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker over tax incentives freeze – TIM KIRSININKAS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article249218830.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— Missouri Sens. Blunt and Hawley vote to acquit Trump; final vote 57-43, clearing the former president
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/state-and-regional/missouri-sens-blunt-and-hawley-vote-to-acquit-former-president-donald-trump/article_88ba769e-d13f-5e61-b86d-06b769f592c6.html

DETROIT NEWS
— Calhoun County GOP censures Rep. Meijer over impeachment vote – Melissa Nann Burke
(DIERSEN: What percent of the Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Illinois, in your county, and in your township/ward support Kinzinger?)
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/13/rep-meijer-censure-calhoun-county-gop-republican-impeachment-vote/4472858001/

HERALD PALLADIUM
— Berrien County Republican Party leaders vote to censure Upton. Congressman stands by impeachment vote after third censure. – TONY WITTKOWSKI
(DIERSEN: What percent of the Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Illinois, in your county, and in your township/ward support Kinzinger?)
https://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/berrien-county-republican-party-leaders-vote-to-censure-upton/article_3ead8556-e09f-5276-943a-6f3dd94ba19d.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— After Voting To Acquit, McConnell Torches Trump As Responsible For Riot – BARBARA SPRUNT
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-voting-acquit-mcconnell-torches-trump-responsible-riot#stream/0

WAND
— Illinois lawmakers react to Acquittal – Katelyn Eddington
https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-lawmakers-react-to-acquittal/article_ac103846-6e46-11eb-a21b-0b106b8599d9.html

WSPY NEWS
— Kinzinger Explains Vote to Strip Congresswoman Who Supported Conspiracy Theories of Her Committee Assignments – Brandon Grossi
(DIERSEN: What percent of the Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in Illinois, in your county, and in your township/ward support Kinzinger?)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kinzinger-explains-vote-to-strip-congresswoman-who-supported-conspiracy-theories-of-her-committee-assignments/article_c564fd40-6d65-11eb-bcec-4f6c37dfaefc.html

CHICAGO NOW
— Biden gives Illinois corruption a break – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2021/02/biden-gives-illinois-corruption-a-break/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Paul Schimpf Announcing for GOP Nomination for Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/paul-schimpf-announcing-for-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— GOP Fundraising Pitches Have Disappeared
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/gop-fundraising-pitches-have-disappeared/
— New Biden Immigration Rules & the Fence Around Capitol Hill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/new-biden-immigration-rules/
— IL-16: The Challengers to Adam Kinzinger thus far
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/il16challengers021321/
— Indiana May Offer Bribes to Relocate Across State Line
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/indiana-offer-bribes-to-relocate-across-state-line/
— Commentary on Another Conservative Rapper from Commenter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/13/commentary-on-rap-from-commenter/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— Crain’s Chicago Business: Illinois’ public corruption most hurts its low-income residents
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/daily-links/daily-news-headlines-for-feb-13/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— 57-43: Senate acquits Trump on impeachment charge of inciting Capitol riot – Dave Boyer and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/13/senate-acquits-trump-second-impeachment-trial-char/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Republicans put Facebook on notice for Trump ban – Nihal Krishan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-facebook-reinstate-trump-ban-antifa

GOPUSA
— Biblical Worldview — The Best Way To Ward Off Pro-Socialism Craving
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106396

AMERICAN THINKER
— Book Burning, Name Calling, And The Democrats Praetorian Guard – Vince Coyner
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/02/book_burning_name_calling_and_the_democrats_praetorian_guard.html

BREITBART
— Poll: Majority of Republicans Want Donald Trump to Stay Active in Politics – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/13/majority-republicans-want-donald-trump-stay-active-politics/

TOWNHALL
— Cruz Reveals the Savage (and Hilarious) Questions Senators Had for Impeachment Witnesses – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/02/13/cruz-these-are-the-ridiculous-questions-senators-wanted-to-ask-during-the-impeac-n2584692

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Conservative Student Groups Must Let Go of the Past Such groups can absolutely face the challenges of today with tactics of the past, but not by clinging to leaders of the past. – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/12/conservative-student-groups-must-let-go-of-the-past/

THE HILL
— Senate votes 57-43 for Trump acquittal – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/538750-senate-gop-acquits-trump-for-second-time?rnd=1613244454
— Kinzinger calls for people with info on Trump to come forward – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538745-kinzinger-calls-for-people-with-info-on-trump-to-come-forward
— Trump conviction vote exposes GOP divide – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, those who hate Trump are anti-law enforcement, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/538785-trump-conviction-vote-exposes-gop-divide

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Pivotal Moment for the Party. The vote, signaling how thoroughly the party has come to be defined by the personality of one man, is likely to leave a blemish on the historical record.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/trump-impeachment-republicans.html?
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s Impeachment Legacy: Violent Extremism. Whether or not Mr. Trump is convicted, the extremism that flourished under his administration is embedded in our politics.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/us/politics/donald-trump-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Republicans, Brought to Their Knees. They stand for nothing. The Senate trial proved that.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/opinion/sunday/trump-republican-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump Is Acquitted by the Senate” and “7 Senate Republicans (Cassidy, Burr, Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Sasse, and Toomey) vote ‘guilty,’ the most bipartisan margin in favor of conviction in history.”
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/13/us/impeachment-trial#7-senate-republicans-vote-guilty-the-most-bipartisan-margin-in-favor-of-conviction-in-history

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— ‘Tribalism is a hell of a drug.’ Trump impeachment trial reopens GOP battle lines even as he is acquitted. – David Jackson
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/13/trump-impeachment-trial-reignites-gop-battle-even-he-acquitted/6738664002/

NEWSWEEK
— GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger Says Republicans Get Elected on ‘Steady Diet of Fear’ – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters harm Republicans and say that Kinzinger wanted them to do that?)
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-says-republicans-get-elected-steady-diet-fear-1569101

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Senate Votes to Acquit Trump in Impeachment Trial
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-second-impeachment-trial-2021-02-13

FORBES
— Is The Stock Market About To Crash? – Jonathan Ponciano
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathanponciano/2021/02/12/is-the-stock-market-about-to-crash/

INQUISITER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger “Yearns For Republican Party That Isn’t Crazy.”’
https://www.inquisitr.com/6479859/adam-kinzinger-republican-party-crazy/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ and especially against those that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/trump-avoids-impeachment-conviction-people-outraged/

ADAM KINZINGER
— Rep. Kinzinger Statement on Senate’s Acquittal
(DIERSEN: From what I see, Kinzinger will ever-increasingly seek to lead a coalition of the following to destroy the Republican Party once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://kinzinger.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=402607