November 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ‘I was offended. I felt disrespected’: Victim of alleged racism at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings demands response – Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/society/victim-of-alleged-racism-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-says-company-fails-to-understand-impact/5676873/
— 8 students taken to hospitals after eating ‘infused’ brownies, gummies at South Side high schools
https://abc7chicago.com/8-students-hospitalized-after-eating-infused-edibles-at-south-side-high-schools/5676686/
— Milwaukee prosecutors charge 61-year-old with hate crime in acid attack on Hispanic man – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/prosecutors-charge-man-with-hate-crime-in-acid-attack/5676609/

NBC5
— Indicted Ex-Rep. Arroyo Shares Facebook Post Criticizing ‘Fake Friend’ – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/state-rep-luis-arroyo-facebook-post-fake-friends-564568181.html

CBS2
— Con Artists Preying On People Eager To Cash In On Legal Marijuana
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4206216-con-artists-preying-on-people-eager-to-cash-in-on-legal-marijuana/
— Medical Marijuana Users Frustrated By Lower Supply, Rising Prices In Illinois – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/06/medical-marijuana-users-frustrated-by-lower-supply-rising-prices-in-illinois/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING TRAGIC: 2 more medical marijuana dispensaries in Chicago approved to sell recreational pot on Jan. 1
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/2-more-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-in-chicago-approved-to-sell-recreational-pot-on-jan-1

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake County’s 2020 election season gets off to early, chilly start – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-selle-county-election-season-st-1107-20191106-foxyucbkwnc7bckzifnrputwhe-story.html
— What draws millennials to socialism even as it fails elsewhere? Start with being woke and broke. – VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-socialism-fails-struggles-millennials-20191106-ixds45wsbvdb3dvdyt3gbgepm4-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Sugar Grove bans sale of recreational marijuana – DAVID SHAROS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-sugar-grove-marijuana-st-1107-20191106-kmoktzsgjvg4rmmb2l4e3v23xe-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Business owners, officials ask Oak Park to reconsider marijuana vote – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-recreational-marijuana-tl-1114-20191107-fznc76t5pfax5cczuqnj66c75i-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Hate crimes up 60% in Chicago this year, city’s Human Relations commissioner says – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-hate-crimes-increasing-budget-human-relations-20191106-dxzbyolgj5d2dgb2djjhzwcjp4-story.html
— Hinsdale will hire another lobbyist to address concerns over looming loss of tollway oasis and sales tax revenue – KIMBERLY FORNEK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/hinsdale/ct-dhd-tollway-lobbyist-tl-1114-20191105-6l557tkynbgjlp6ouolqelsuce-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Hate crime reports increase by 60 percent in Chicago; political vitriol blamed The Chicago Police Department received 78 reports of hate crimes during all of 2018. With nearly two months to go this year, there have already been 77 hate crime reports based on immigration status, sexual orientation and religion. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/11/6/20952374/hate-crime-reports-60-percent-increase-chicago
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Former Madigan consultant whose allegations rocked political landscape forms #MeToo support group Alaina Hampton said she decided to form the support group after women reached out to her following an NPR story about her “experience with anxiety and lack of recovery options.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/6/20952187/former-madigan-consultant-sexual-harassment-allegations-alaina-hampton-metoo-support-group
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for pollution.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/6/20951670/donald-trump-environment-policy-clean-energy-illinois-general-assembly-lightfoot-city
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers want minorities and women to push pot. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/6/20952200/cresco-labs-incubator-marijuana-cannabis-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville Police chief: No evidence of hate crime in Buffalo Wild Wings incident – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191106/naperville-police-chief-no-evidence-of-hate-crime-in-buffalo-wild-wings-incident
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The confrontation was triggered by a white man, who officials have not identified, whose comments led managers at the restaurant to ask the party of 18 to move. Fuller said the man, who does not live in Naperville, has been notified he is banned from all Buffalo Wild Wings locations and the company is working on protocol to ensure the ban is enforced “within the bounds of the law.” . . . Buffalo Wild Wings says the managers — both women, one black, one white — were fired after the company’s internal investigation. Fuller said the host involved is a black man who quit his job the evening of the confrontation. . .Buffalo Wild Wings already was in the process of rolling out a diversity and sensitivity campaign and training program called RESPECT, Fuller said. A poster in the back of the restaurant was in place and the company is taking steps to begin enhanced training. Fuller, along with Buffalo Wild Wings President Lyle Tick and a regional manager, met Tuesday with Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico and city council member Benjamin White. “They were very forthright. They described their internal investigation and their decision to remove the employees who were removed,” Chirico said. “They apologized for the painful experience for the families as well as the image of the city.” White said the community “is taking a hit” from the fact the encounter occurred within its boundaries. “People are asking me, ‘Are we a racist town?'” White said. “I don’t want it to give a false perception of our community.”)
— Governor stops in DuPage County to tout roadbuilding program – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191106/governor-stops-in-dupage-county-to-tout-roadbuilding-program-
— OUTSTANDING: Vernon Hills says no to recreational marijuana sales – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191106/vernon-hills-says-no-to-recreational-marijuana-sales
— OUTSTANDING: West Chicago becomes latest suburb ban recreational marijuana sales – Julia Locanto
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191106/west-chicago-becomes-latest-suburb-ban-recreational-marijuana-sales
— Trump to kick off NYC Veterans Day Parade, offer tribute – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191106/news/311069937/
— Congress approves bill expanding animal cruelty law – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191106/news/311069875/
— Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191106/news/311069837/

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— Former Trump campaign staffer Kent Gray launches run for Congress in Illinois 15th District – JOSEPH BUSTOS 
https://jg-tc.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/former-trump-campaign-staffer-launches-run-for-congress-in-illinois/article_cb1b9429-fd20-5d4a-9039-b66b75968ed9.html

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— OUTSTANDING: Arlington Heights Opts Out Of Recreational Marijuana Sales – Tim O’Connor
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/arlington-heights-opts-out-of-recreational-marijuana-sales/

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Family moves to Danville due to pot law – JENNIFER BAILEY
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/family-moves-to-danville-due-to-pot-law/article_ef233d02-ffea-11e9-a7a3-db4ded7be65e.html

MORRIS HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Morris City Council says yes to pot sales – Marney Simon
https://www.morrisherald-news.com/2019/11/05/morris-city-council-says-yes-to-pot-sales/a2fklf7/

HERALD TRIBUNE
— Substance abuse coalition: Many reasons to opt out of recreational marijuana
http://www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com/opinion/20191105/substance-abuse-coalition-many-reasons-to-opt-out-of-recreational-marijuana

WAND
— Kent Gray announces candidacy for 15th Congressional seat
https://www.wandtv.com/news/kent-gray-announces-candidacy-for-th-congressional-seat/article_e7f01586-009a-11ea-a2af-2f2b7ebf2b1c.html

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— How Legal Cannabis Could Cloud Illinois Employers’ Ability To Enforce Drug-Free Policies – ERIC SCHMID
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-legal-cannabis-could-cloud-illinois-employers-ability-enforce-drug-free-policies#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: More Teens Than Ever Are Vaping. Here’s What We Know About Their Habits – SEAN MCMINN & CONNIE HANZHANG JIN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/more-teens-ever-are-vaping-heres-what-we-know-about-their-habits#stream/0

MEDIA HQ
— Jury convicts guy of spray portray ‘shame’ and ‘rape’ on GOP business in Illinois – Zoila Duran
http://themediahq.com/jury-convicts-guy-of-spray-portray-shame-and-rape-on-gop-business-in-illinois/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-06/IL-14: DCCC Opens “Battlestation St. Charles” Office to Defend Sean Casten and Lauren Underwood, Who May be Elevated to House Leadership
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/06/il-06-il-14-dccc-opens-battlestation-st-charles-office-to-defend-sean-casten-and-lauren-underwood-who-may-be-elevated-to-house-leadership/ 
— IL-14: Danny Malouf Releases Video Ad on Facebook
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/06/il-14-danny-malouf-releases-video-ad-on-facebook/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WEYERMULLER: NORTHWESTERN STUDENTS PROTEST FORMER AG JEFF SESSIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/weyermuller-northwestern-students-protest-former-ag-jeff-sessions-.html
— SHARP SHOOTING U.S. ENVOY RATTLES KENYAN TWEEPS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/sharp-shooting-us-envoy-rattles-kenyan-tweeps.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump: Mexico massacre proves need for border wall, strict judges – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/6/mexico-massacre-proves-need-border-wall-strict-jud/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illegal immigrant population inside US surged 550,000 in 2019 – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/report-illegal-immigration-population-inside-us-surged-550-000-in-2019

EAGLE FORUM
— It’s Not Compassion for the Poor; It’s Resentment of the Rich
https://eagleforum.org/publications/insights/compassion-for-the-poor-or-resentment-of-the-rich.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Federal employee salaries lag private sector by 27 percent on average, report says – Eric Yoder 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/06/federal-employee-salaries-lag-private-sector-by-percent-average-report-says/

ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS
— Character traits of the effective fraud examiner – Joshua V. Wiesenfeld, CFE (DIERSEN: I became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990 when I was 41 years old.)
https://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4295009011

November 3 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— 1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-one-year-out-20191103-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville leader ‘saddened’ by report of multiracial diners asked to move away from ‘regular customers’ – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191103/naperville-leader-saddened-by-report-of-multiracial-diners-asked-to-move-away-from-regular-customers

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers want everybody at colleges to be stoners.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191103/cannabis-on-campus

NAPERVILLE PATCH
— America’s Safest Cities: Naperville Makes The List 24/7 Wall St. compiled the list by analyzing data from the FBI’s 2018 Uniform Crime Report. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/naperville/america-s-safest-cities-naperville-makes-list

BREITBART
— Democrats Want to Create Federal Bureaucracy to Welcome Immigrants, Refugees at Expense of U.S. Citizens – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/03/democrats-want-create-federal-bureaucracy-welcome-immigrants-refugees-expense-u-s-citizens/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump’s Chicago Speech Was Spot On – Larry Keane
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/03/trumps-chicago-speech-was-spot-on/

DAILY WIRE
— Pro-Abortion Joe Biden: Pope Francis Gives Me Holy Communion – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/pro-abortion-joe-biden-pope-francis-gives-me-holy-communion

PJ MEDIA
— One Year From Election Day and Americans Are as Divided as Ever – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/one-year-from-election-day-and-americans-are-as-divided-as-ever/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Donald Trump Jr’s new book exposes liberal tricks, like how Instagram, Twitter are ‘shadow banning’ him – Victor Rantala 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/03/donald-trump-jrs-new-book-exposes-liberal-tricks-like-how-instagram-twitter-are-shadow-banning-him-847892

THE HILL
— Statistics don’t lie: Corporate America lacks minorities, women – REP. JOYCE BEATTY (DIERSEN: What percent of those who represent you in your municipality, township/ward, county, Illinois, and federal government share your demographics – race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, health, marital status, employment status, education, professional certifications/licenses, national origin, IQ, political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, marital status, dependents, income, net worth, own home/rent, draft status, length of time you have lived in your municipality, length of time your ancestors have been in America, pet ownership, vehicle ownership, etc.?) 
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/467809-a-wake-up-call-for-corporate-america-statistics-dont-lie

ABC NEWS
— Group: Illinois restaurant tried to reseat over skin color – AP
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/group-illinois-restaurant-reseat-skin-color-66728764

CNN
— Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh says Fox News and conservative radio are lying to Americans – Clare Duffy
https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/03/media/joe-walsh-fox-news-reliable-sources/index.html
— VIDEO: Walsh: Americans listening to Fox News are lied to daily
https://www.cnn.com/videos/business/2019/11/03/joe-walsh-fox-news-rs-intv-vpx.cnn

NEW YORK POST
— Donald Trump Jr. says Instagram, Twitter are ‘shadow banning’ him in new book – Doree Lewak (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, no one is shadow banning me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://nypost.com/2019/11/02/donald-trump-jr-says-instagram-twitter-are-shadow-banning-him-in-new-book/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Reverses Obama’s Anti-Religious Decree No more discrimination against Catholics and evangelical Protestants in adoption services. – Russell Moore
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-reverses-obamas-anti-christian-decree-11572813718
— Impeachment Increasingly Divides Americans by Political Party Some 49% in Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll would remove Mr. Trump from office, with 46% opposing impeachment – Aaron Zitner
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-increasingly-divides-americans-by-political-party-11572789600
— Younger Workers Report Seeing More Discrimination Different generations experience sexism, racism and ageism at varying levels in office, new poll shows – Kathryn Dill (DIERSEN: The longer that I worked for the federal government, the more decimation that I saw against federal employees who were Republican, White, male, non-veteran, Protestant, German American, etc. who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. It is called Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, religious discrimination, national origin discrimination, and/or up-or-out.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/younger-workers-report-seeing-more-discrimination-11572793201
— McDonald’s Fires CEO Steve Easterbrook Over Relationship With Employee Head of U.S. business is named chief executive as burger giant fights weak domestic sales – Heather Haddon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/mcdonalds-fires-ceo-steve-easterbrook-over-relationship-with-employee-11572816660

DAILY MAIL
— ‘I’m not allowed to have an opinion anymore’: Donald Trump Jr says Twitter and Instagram are ‘shadow banning’ him and other conservatives – ARIEL ZILBER (DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, no one is shadow banning me or my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7644019/Donald-Trump-Jr-says-Twitter-Instagram-shadow-banning-conservatives.html

August 25 Evening Edition

WIKIPEDIA
— Freedom of the press in the United States (DIERSEN: DuPage County’s Media Guidelines (https://www.dupageco.org/CountyBoard/Docs/61283/) interfere “with the distribution of information and opinions.” According to the guidelines, erroneously, you can either be a member of the media, or someone who expresses opinions, but not both.) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_of_the_press_in_the_United_States
(FROM THE POSTING: Freedom of the press in the United States is legally protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment is generally understood to prevent the government from interfering with the distribution of information and opinions.)

WIKIPEDIA
— LOBBYING IN THE UNITED STATES (DIERSEN: To be a lobbyist, you must be paid to lobby. I have never been paid to lobby for anything. So therefore, I have never been a lobbyist and I am not a lobbyist. But outrageously, DuPage County treats like I am a paid lobbyist to justify its interfering with my functioning as a member of the media.) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying#United_States
(FROM THE POSTING: Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress.)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh, once a Trump supporter, to challenge him in Republican primary – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-congressman-joe-walsh-2020-run-against-president-trump-20190825-2sf52f3nrbdbzbyaqvzkkcl4pq-story.html
— Who is Joe Walsh? Meet the controversial radio host and former Illinois congressman challenging Trump in 2020
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-joe-walsh-2020-candidate-20190825-cwvzu3jgezgzbc6muk4re5mbmy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh announces he’ll challenge Trump, jump into GOP presidential primary “We have someone in the White House who we all know is unfit, someone who lies virtually every time he opens his mouth,” Walsh, a former suburban Chicago House member, said in video announcing his long-shot Republican bid against Trump. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/25/20831941/joe-walsh-challenge-donald-trump-2020-republican-presidential-primary

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage judge Patrick O’Shea violates canons by falsehoods, retaliation – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190825/news/308259995/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Walsh makes it official: He’s taking on Trump Declaring that “scary times” demand an unconventional politician who knows how to mix it up, former Illinois congressman turned radio talk show host Joe Walsh Sunday officially threw his hat into the race for president. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/walsh-makes-it-official-hes-taking-trump

ABC7
— Former Congressman Joe Walsh announces 2020 GOP primary challenge against President Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/fmr-congressman-joe-walsh-to-take-on-trump-in-gop-primary/5491743/
— Trump’s claims and what experts say about mental illness and mass shootings – ELIZABETH THOMAS (DIERSEN: Democrats used to say that by definition, if you commit crimes, you are mentally ill, and therefore, you are not responsible for your crimes.)
https://abc7chicago.com/trumps-claims-and-what-experts-say-about-mental-illness-and-mass-shootings-/5486512/

NBC5
— Joe Walsh Announces He’ll Challenge President Trump in GOP Primary Walsh announced his candidacy on ABC’s “This Week” – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/joe-walsh-will-challenge-president-trump-in-gop-primary-558204531.html

CBS2
— Former Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh To Challenge President Trump In 2020 GOP Primary
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/25/joe-walsh-to-challenge-president-trump/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to challenge Trump in 2020 GOP primary – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/ex-rep-joe-walsh-to-challenge-trump-in-2020-gop-primary

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/cepeda-the-heartless-treatment-of-immigrant-children-in-trump-s/article_84f060e4-1214-58db-a20e-c1a20d8622a6.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Washington keeps door open for retail marijuana sales – Steve Stein 
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190825/washington-keeps-door-open-for-retail-marijuana-sales

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— April Ryan breaks silence: Bodyguard ‘overreacted’ when pushing out reporter – Julio Rosas 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/april-ryan-says-her-bodyguard-overreacted-when-pushing-out-local-reporter
— Joe Walsh claims Trump helped him to ‘reflect’ on past racist and sexist comments – Jon Brown | 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-walsh-claims-trump-helped-him-to-reflect-on-past-racist-and-sexist-comments
— ‘Whatever’: Trump campaign unfazed by Joe Walsh primary challenge – Hunter Lovell 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/whatever-trump-campaign-unfazed-by-joe-walsh-primary-challenge

FOX NEWS
— CNN’s April Ryan speaks out for first time after bodyguard allegedly assaulted journalist at event – Nick Givas
https://www.foxnews.com/media/april-ryan-cnn-first-amendment-journalist-assault

GATEWAY PUNDIT
— April Ryan Throws ‘Former’ Bodyguard Under the Bus Over Attack on New Jersey Reporter – Kristinn Taylor
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/08/april-ryan-throws-former-bodyguard-under-the-bus-over-attack-on-new-jersey-reporter/

CHRISTIAN TODAY
— What’s the future for journalism – and do churches have a role to play? – Peter Crumpler
https://www.christiantoday.com/article/whats-the-future-for-journalism-and-do-churches-have-a-role-to-play/133074.htm

DAILY WIRE
— CNN’s Brian Stelter Lets Psychiatrist Claim Trump Worse Than Hitler, Mao, Stalin – RYAN SAAVEDRA
https://www.dailywire.com/news/51022/cnns-brian-stelter-lets-psychiatrist-claim-trump-ryan-saavedra
— Trump Primary Challenger Joe Walsh Confronted Over His ‘Racist’ Twitter Comments – FRANK CAMP
https://www.dailywire.com/news/51028/watch-trump-primary-challenger-joe-walsh-frank-camp

WORLD NET DAILY
— TRUMP GETS PRIMARY CHALLENGE FROM ‘CONSERVATIVE’ REPUBLICAN ‘Country is sick of this guy’s tantrum, he’s a child’
https://www.wnd.com/2019/08/trump-gets-primary-challenge-from-conservative-republican/
— THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND ITS ENEMIES Lowell Ponte pummels Dems’ attempts to circumvent Constitution
https://www.wnd.com/2019/08/the-electoral-college-and-its-enemies/

EPOCH TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Judge Strikes Down Law That Penalizes ‘Inducing’ Illegal Immigration – MATTHEW VADUM
https://m.theepochtimes.com/judge-strikes-down-law-penalizing-inducing-illegal-immigration_3055401.html

COLLEGE FIX
— Student op-ed: Ban ‘incredibly upsetting’ pro-Trump booths at campus ‘Welcome Week’ event – DAVE HUBER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/student-op-ed-ban-incredibly-upsetting-pro-trump-booths-at-campus-welcome-week-event/

THE HILL
— April Ryan: ‘I did not order’ journalist’s removal – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/458758-april-ryan-i-did-not-order-journalists-removal

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House – Kenneth P. Vogel and Jeremy W. Peters
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/25/us/politics/trump-allies-news-media.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— ’He’s unfit!’: Former Rep. Joe Walsh announces GOP primary challenge to Trump – SHANT SHAHRIGIAN
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-joe-walsh-gop-primary-donald-trump-20190825-vykksx5yzjclbomb5o5nmmwddy-story.html

USA TODAY
— Joe Walsh apologizes for past racist comments while announcing plans to run against Trump in the GOP primary – Jeanine Santucci
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/25/joe-walsh-apologizes-racist-comments-run-against-trump/2115011001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— TRAGIC: Americans Have Shifted Dramatically on What Values Matter Most Patriotism, religion and having children rate lower among younger generations than they did two decades ago, WSJ/NBC News survey finds – Chad Day
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-have-shifted-dramatically-on-what-values-matter-most-11566738001
— FROM THE ARTICLE: The plan, Mr. Gates said, was to leak the report to a select journalist to win favorable coverage and then rely on what he viewed as the herd mentality of other reporters to follow the story. “Journalists typically don’t like to do all of their own legwork, so they borrow from other reporters,” Mr. Gates told the jury. “It’s kind of like a domino effect where if you get one good article, a lot of the other articles would follow suit.”
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trial-of-ex-white-house-counsel-reveals-maneuvering-behind-foreign-influence-campaign-11566753702

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Joe Walsh Launches Primary Bid Against Trump, Who He Admits He Helped Create – Benjamin Hart and Chas Danner (DIERSEN: Trump-haters blame those who do/did not hate Trump for helping create Trump.)
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/joe-walsh-launches-primary-bid-against-president-trump.html

THE WIRE INDIA
— Journalists Call Press Council’s Support to Kashmir Media Restrictions ‘Deplorable’ The statement quoted from Council chairman, Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad’s own speech from 2018, where he advocated for media freedom.
https://thewire.in/media/journalists-call-press-councils-support-to-kashmir-media-restrictions-deplorable

TIMES UK
— Trump is nuts, says Donald Trump’s Tea Party challenger Joe Walsh – David Charter
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/trump-is-nuts-says-donald-trumps-tea-party-challenger-joe-walsh-rhhwnhrxr

July 21 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Jeanne Ives Announces Bid to Unseat Rep. Sean Casten Ives is a former three-term representative who lost the 2018 gubernatorial primary to former Governor Bruce Rauner
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/jeanne-ives-announces-bid-to-unseat-rep-sean-casten-513012381.html

JEANNE IVES FOR CONGRESS
— Protect our Freedoms and Free Enterprise
https://www.jeanneforcongress.com/2019/07/21/jeanne-for-congress-protect-our-freedoms-and-free-enterprise/
https://mailchi.mp/a42fec5fa302/jeanne-for-congress-protect-our-freedoms-and-free-enterprise

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage citizens of foreign countries to claim asylum in America.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/newsviews-refugees-in-chicago/5409361/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says Squad is ‘destroying the Democrat Party’ – Ronn Blitzer
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/trump-says-squad-is-destroying-the-democrat-party-

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Communities vote to opt out of marijuana sales
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-communities-vote-to-opt-out-of-marijuana-sales/article_8c2f11c4-a71f-5243-83f8-37aa21fa9d75.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/ralph-martire-american-dream-should-be-attainable-for-all/article_40483ed6-f859-54cb-8d47-1a898859797a.html

NEWS PRESS NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: The St. Louis area has almost as many gaming spots as Reno. And it is about to get more. – Joseph Bustos
https://www.newspressnow.com/news/national/the-st-louis-area-has-almost-as-many-gaming-spots/article_b2ef351d-2aba-5812-801a-bdf29236c208.html

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Deanne M. Mazzochi missed 60% of House votes in May
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512771158-deanne-m-mazzochi-missed-60-of-house-votes-in-may

DAILY CALLER
— Trump On The ‘Squad’: They Are Not ‘Capable Of Loving Our Country’ – CHRIS WHITE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/21/trump-ilhan-omar-pelosi/
— Why The SAT Adversity Score Is Un-American
https://dailycaller.com/2019/07/20/sat-adversity-score-unamerican/

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— Trump Campaign Aide Claims Democrats Are in ‘Disarray’ Because They Must ‘Kiss the Ring’ of AOC’s Squad – Madison Dibble
https://ijr.com/schlapp-claims-democrats-must-kiss-the-ring-of-aocs-squad/
— Cheney Says GOP Will Continue to Call out AOC’s Squad to Remind 2020 Voters of the Dangers of Socialism – Madison Dibble
https://ijr.com/cheney-says-gop-will-continue-to-call-out-aocs-squad/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— What the modern Democratic Party stands for in 20 quotes from the Trump era – John Hawkins 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/07/21/what-the-modern-democratic-party-stands-for-in-20-quotes-from-the-trump-era-776752

THE HILL
— Illinois GOP group shares, then deletes meme labeling minority congresswomen ‘Jihad Squad’ – OWEN DAUGHERTY (DIERSEN: From Mark Shaw, President, Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association: “A couple of days ago, an image which was not authorized by me was posted on the Facebook page of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association (“RCCA”). I condemn this unauthorized posting and it has been deleted. I am sorry if anyone who saw the image was offended by the contents. This unauthorized posting is an unfortunate distraction from the serious debate surrounding the policies advocated by these four socialist members of the United States House of Representatives of which I strongly disagree. Republican opposition to their proposed “Green New Deal”, elimination of all private health insurance, open borders and anti-Semitic posturing has nothing to do with these Representative’s races or religion. The RCCA has a multi-stage, approval process for all social media posts on any of the RCCA’s social media properties. Nevertheless, the RCCA’s internal review process is being re-evaluated to insure that any content posted in the future represents the “big-tent” nature of the Republican Party.” Also, ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider responds to the recent Facebook post on the Illinois Republican Chairman’s Association page: “I strongly condemn evoking race or religion as the basis for political disagreement. The recent social media post coming from the IRCCA does not reflect my values or the Illinois Republican Party’s values. Bigoted rhetoric greatly distracts from legitimate and important policy debates and further divides our nation. My intense disagreement with the socialist policies and anti-semitic language of these four congresswomen has absolutely nothing to do with their race or religion. I urge everyone who also opposes them to keep the rhetoric focused on policy and political ideology.”)
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/454072-illinois-gop-chairs-shares-and-deletes-movie-poster-meme-labeling
— Trump doubles down, says progressive congresswomen ‘should apologize to America’ – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/454035-trump-doubles-down-says-minority-congresswomen-should-apologize-to
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump.
https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/454053-trumps-calculated-climate-of-fear

NBC NEWS
— ‘Weak,’ ‘insecure,’ incapable of ‘loving our country’: Trump blasts ‘Squad’ after slamming news report – Allan Smith
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/weak-insecure-incapable-loving-our-country-trump-blasts-squad-after-n1032066

NEW YORK TIMES
— Michigan Beauty Queen Ousted Over ‘Offensive’ Twitter Posts, Officials Say Kathy Zhu, a supporter of President Trump, was stripped of her title because of comments about African-Americans and Muslims. – Neil Vigdor
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/us/miss-michigan-kathy-zhu.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Candidate Sleepovers Mean Tight Quarters, Wet Towels and ‘Surreal’ Family-Room Chats Booker, handful of other presidential hopefuls pass up hotels in favor of guest bedrooms and pull-out couches. – Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/candidate-sleepovers-mean-tight-quarters-wet-towels-and-surreal-family-room-chats-11563615001
— The Most Pressing Question in the Suburbs: What Do You Do When the Golf Course Shuts Down? Neighbors who bought homes for ‘quiet and serenity’ face off with developers who want to build hundreds of homes in one South Carolina community – Valerie Bauerlein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-most-pressing-question-in-the-suburbs-what-do-you-do-when-the-golf-course-shuts-down-11563627600

THINK PROGRESS
— Illinois GOP chairs accuse four Democratic congresswomen of ‘jihad’ The smear by the Republican County Chairman’s Association is both racist and Islamophobic. – JOSH ISRAEL (DIERSEN: From Mark Shaw, President, Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association: “A couple of days ago, an image which was not authorized by me was posted on the Facebook page of the Illinois Republican County Chairmen’s Association (“RCCA”). I condemn this unauthorized posting and it has been deleted. I am sorry if anyone who saw the image was offended by the contents. This unauthorized posting is an unfortunate distraction from the serious debate surrounding the policies advocated by these four socialist members of the United States House of Representatives of which I strongly disagree. Republican opposition to their proposed “Green New Deal”, elimination of all private health insurance, open borders and anti-Semitic posturing has nothing to do with these Representative’s races or religion. The RCCA has a multi-stage, approval process for all social media posts on any of the RCCA’s social media properties. Nevertheless, the RCCA’s internal review process is being re-evaluated to insure that any content posted in the future represents the “big-tent” nature of the Republican Party.” Also, ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider responds to the recent Facebook post on the Illinois Republican Chairman’s Association page: “I strongly condemn evoking race or religion as the basis for political disagreement. The recent social media post coming from the IRCCA does not reflect my values or the Illinois Republican Party’s values. Bigoted rhetoric greatly distracts from legitimate and important policy debates and further divides our nation. My intense disagreement with the socialist policies and anti-semitic language of these four congresswomen has absolutely nothing to do with their race or religion. I urge everyone who also opposes them to keep the rhetoric focused on policy and political ideology.”)
https://thinkprogress.org/illinois-gop-accuses-four-democratic-congresswomen-of-jihad-1ec666c03015/

June 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— How Trump says he’ll be reelected in 2020: ‘Safety, security, great economy’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-trump-says-hell-win-in-2020-safety-security-great-economy/5349063/
— 21 shot, 3 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://abc7chicago.com/21-shot-3-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/5348790/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Civil War reenactment back on at Illinois park after concerns about Confederate flags – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/civil-war-reenactment-back-on-at-illinois-park-after-concerns-about-confederate-flags
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/lgbtq-pride-celebration-returns-to-navy-pier-for-4th-year-1
— South suburban residents warned about lead levels in tap water
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/south-suburban-residents-warned-about-lead-levels-in-tap-water

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fact-check: House Republican leader throws facts under the bus with Joliet bridge claim despite widespread public concern, however, we could find no evidence that Joliet school buses had been prohibited from traversing the I-80 bridges with students aboard. – BGA
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/16/18679447/fact-check-house-republican-durkin-school-bus-joliet-bridge-claim-interstate-80

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Indiana: Precinct committeemen vote for one of their own to fill Lake County Council seat – Craig Lyons
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-lake-council-caucus-st-0612-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Not everyone is buying Pritzker’s claim of balanced budget – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-06-16/jim-dey-not-everyone-buying-pritzkers-claim-balanced-budget.html
— Congressmen seeing world on taxpayers’ dime – Tom Kacich
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-06-16/tom-kacich-congressmen-seeing-world-taxpayers-dime.html
— Taxpayers need more friends – BLAINE WILHOUR, BRAD HALBROOK, DAVID McSWEENEY, DARREN BAILEY, CHRIS MILLER, ALLEN SKILLICORN, DAN CAULKINS and JOHN CABELLO
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/2019-06-16/guest-commentary-taxpayers-need-more-friends.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Police ‘unprepared’ for pot-impaired drivers in Illinois, law enforcement leaders say – DEAN OLSEN
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/police-unprepared-for-pot-impaired-drivers-in-illinois-law-enforcement/article_9c678630-7c1c-5d03-ab1f-3abdceb3aa7e.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Legislators’ report card: Local lawmakers review highs, lows of spring session – SARAH HAYDEN
https://qconline.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/legislators-report-card-local-lawmakers-review-highs-lows-of-spring/article_c55d43eb-32d2-5abd-9733-7000ecacd135.html

WISCONSIN WATCH
— Pitfalls and promises: States with legalized marijuana see mixed picture Even in states such as Colorado where cannabis has been legal for many years, not everyone is on board; New Jersey, New York fail to reach consensus on legalization – Carter Thomson
https://www.wisconsinwatch.org/2019/06/pitfalls-and-promises-states-with-legalized-marijuana-see-mixed-picture/

NEWSMAX
— OUTSTANDING: Romney Introduces Bill To Make E-Verify System Permanent – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/romney-everify-immigration/2019/06/16/id/920596/

FOX NEWS
— Beto argues Trump’s foreign intel comment is grounds for impeachment – Andrew O’Reilly
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/beto-argues-trumps-foreign-dirt-comment-is-grounds-for-impeachment

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Liberalism is as dogmatic as any religion – Hezekiah Kantor
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/liberalism_is_as_dogmatic_as_any_religion.html

THE HILL
— Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/448772-fox-news-poll-shows-trump-behind-biden-sanders-warren

WASHINGTON POST
— Potent pot, vulnerable teens trigger concerns in first states to legalize marijuana – Jennifer Oldham
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/potent-pot-vulnerable-teens-trigger-concerns-in-first-states-to-legalize-marijuana/2019/06/15/52df638a-8c9a-11e9-8f69-a2795fca3343_story.html

MADISON
— ‘Haze’ abounds as Michigan struggles to regulate recreational cannabis – Rachelle Wilson
https://madison.com/ct/news/local/govt-and-politics/haze-abounds-as-michigan-struggles-to-regulate-recreational-cannabis/article_234b4c51-2427-5400-8a0b-6de9bf1b051a.html

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— In first states to legalize pot, teen use triggers concerns – Jennifer Oldham
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/In-first-states-to-legalize-pot-teen-use-14001768.php

NEWSWEEK
— KINZINGER: ‘PRIVATELY’ REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ‘ALL AGREE’ TRUMP’S FOREIGN INTERFERENCE COMMENTS WERE WRONG – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/gop-congressman-privately-republicans-agree-trump-foreign-interference-1444208

June 1 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— When can I buy pot in Illinois? How much can I buy? Your questions answered Illinois lawmakers voted to legalize recreational weed Friday. Here’s what you need to know about the bill Gov. Pritzker says he will sign. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: Who is taking the lead to stop the sale of pot a) in your municipality and b) in the unincorporated areas of your county? All of the following should be lining up to speak out against pot at public hearings: Republican activists, Republican candidates, Republican elected officials, Republican party leaders, Republican major donors, Republican political consultants, business leaders, religious leaders, healthcare leaders, education leaders, law enforcement leaders, etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/5/31/18647868/marijuana-illinois-legalization-where-to-buy-amount
— House clears gambling measure that includes adding Chicago casino After two days of behind-the-scenes negotiations, House lawmakers appeared poised to leave Springfield having passed a comprehensive spending and capital plan. The Illinois Senate plans to return for bill action on Sunday and must still approve the gambling measure. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/1/18648903/house-clears-gambling-measure-that-includes-adding-chicago-casino

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Legalizing marijuana is a victory for freedom in Illinois – Steve Chapman (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who focuses on promoting pot.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-perspec-chapman-illinois-marijuana-legalize-20190531-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Melinda Bush: Passage of abortion bill to make Illinois ‘a beacon for the country’ – Rebecca Anzel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, to be a Democrat is to be someone who focuses on promoting abortion.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190601/melinda-bush-passage-of-abortion-bill-to-make-illinois-a-beacon-for-the-country
— Arlington Heights parade organizers defend letting controversial group march – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190601/arlington-heights-parade-organizers-defend-letting-controversial-group-march
(FROM THE ARTICLE: ACT, which calls itself the nation’s largest national security grass-roots organization, advocates for upholding Western values and combating the threat of radical Islam, according to the organization’s website. But the Southern Poverty Law Center put the group on its list of domestic hate groups “because it pushes wild anti-Muslim conspiracy theories, denigrates American Muslims and deliberately conflates mainstream and radical Islam.” Greg Padovani, chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee of Arlington Heights, said he received about a dozen complaints via phone and email about the ACT chapter’s inclusion in the parade and for leaflets marchers were handing out along the parade route. Padovani said he and other committee members investigated the group’s website, but could not find anything espousing hate or violence.)
— House begins overtime action on state budget – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190601/news/306019917/

ABC7
— Illinois House passes marijuana legalization bill, approves balanced budget – Cate Cauguiran and Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-passes-marijuana-legalization-bill-approves-balanced-budget/5324375/
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bartends in Queens to push for higher minimum wage
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ocasio-cortez-bartends-in-queens-to-push-for-minimum-wage-hike/5325385/

NBC5
— Illinois Legislature Continues Work on Budget, Gambling Bill The House has to approve several pieces of legislation involving next year’s budget
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-legislature-continues-work-even-after-may-31-deadline-510710891.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— A new attitude — and one-party dominance — eased the tension – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20190601/bernard-schoenburg-new-attitude—and-one-party-dominance—eased-tension
— Still a fight ahead for abortion rights in Illinois, supporters say – Cassie Buchman
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190601/still-fight-ahead-for-abortion-rights-in-illinois-supporters-say

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Democrats control it all, but can’t finish on schedule – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190601/statehouse-insider-democrats-control-it-all-but-cant-finish-on-schedule

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Reproductive Health Act heads to governor’s desk Bush: Passage of abortion bill to make Illinois ‘a beacon for the country’ – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Reproductive-Health-Act-heads-to-governor-8217-s-13916373.php

HERALD NEWS
— Doubled gas tax to 39 cents goes to Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/06/02/doubled-gas-tax-to-39-cents-goes-to-illinois-senate/awt6g7/

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— America’s rural-urban divide is deeper than ever. Just ask the great state of Chicago. – Kevin McDermott 
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/mcdermott-america-s-rural-urban-divide-is-deeper-than-ever/article_cde99241-cb48-5081-85ba-210e0ed99b5b.html

WEEK
— Doubled gas tax to 39 cents goes to Ill. Senate – AP
https://week.com/news/illinois-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/06/01/the-latest-house-begins-overtime-action-on-state-budget/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Officials ID Virginia Beach gunman as city employee, Trump offers condolences – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/officials-id-virginia-beach-gunman-as-city-employee-06-01-2019-133819956

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— OUTSTANDING: Council members Coyne and Gustin will host ‘It’s not your momma’s marijuana’ on June 6
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/06/01/council-members-coyne-and-gustin-will-host-its-not-your-mommas-marijuana-on-june-6/100769

MCHENRY COUNTY BOLG
— McConchie Quite Disturbed at Passage of Extreme Abortion Bill, Roll Call
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/mcconchie-quite-disturbed-at-passage-of-extreme-abortion-bill/ 
— Twenty-Four Hours that Changed the Algonquin Township Clerk Karen Lukasik Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/twenty-four-hours-that-changed-the-karen-lukasik-case/ 
— Fight over Pension Coverage for Part-Time Township Employees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/fight-over-pension-coverage-for-part-time-township-employees/ 
— Take a Look at Key Bills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/31/take-a-look-at-the-other-key-bills/
— Recreation Cannabis Co-Sponsor Allen Skillicorn Explains Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/31/127936/
— Gambling Watchdog Summarizes Contents of Massive Expansion Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/gambling-watchdog-summarizes-contents-of-massive-expansion-bill/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— GOP Chairman Schneider calls abortion bill ‘unconscionable,’ laments Dems’ ‘extreme’ position – Carrie Bradon
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512586351-gop-chairman-schneider-calls-abortion-bill-unconscionable-laments-dems-extreme-position

CAPITOL FAX
— Ives: “Stop this bill from being Bi-Partisan”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/ives-stop-this-bill-from-being-bi-partisan/
— House starts passing budget package
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/house-starts-passing-budget-package/
— Chronic pain, migraines, IBS, other ailments could be added to medical cannabis program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/chronic-pain-migraines-ibs-other-ailments-could-be-added-to-medical-cannabis-program/
— Lightfoot confirms *** Gov. Pritzker says he’s reached an understanding with Mayor Lightfoot on sports betting
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/gov-pritzker-says-hes-reached-an-understand-with-mayor-lightfoot-on-sports-betting/
— $40K minimum teacher salary mandate clears both chambers
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/40k-minimum-teacher-salary-mandate-clears-both-chambers/
— RHA roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/rha-roundup-2/
— Updated cheat sheet on the big stuff
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/updated-cheat-sheet-on-the-big-stuff/
— “Fix the FOID” stalls in Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/fix-the-foid-stalls-in-senate/
— Budget, capital, gaming roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/budget-capital-gaming-roundup/
— House passes budget, capital package
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/01/house-starts-passing-budget-package/

BREITBART
— Cher: If Trump Wins Re-election, He’ll Put LGBTQ People ‘In Internment Camps’ – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/06/01/cher-if-trump-wins-re-election-hell-put-lgbtq-people-in-internment-camps/

TOWNHALL
— 900 Illegal Aliens Crammed in Center Built for 125 People – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/06/01/report-900-illegal-aliens-crammed-in-center-built-for-125-people-n2547241
— Pew Research Confirms 6 In 10 Illegal Aliens Live In These Areas – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/06/01/pew-research-confirms-6-in-10-illegal-aliens-live-in-these-areas-n2547258

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats promote LGBTQ activity in Buffalo Grove
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/teen-s-dream-pride-parade-her-hometown-become-reality-n1012411

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump’s Celebration of L.G.B.T. Rights Is Met With Criticism – Katie Rogers
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/us/politics/trump-lgbt-rights.html
— Trump Is Said to Have Overruled Kushner and Other Aides in Threatening Mexico With Tariffs – Ana Swanson, Maggie Haberman and Alan Rappeport
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/us/politics/trump-mexico-tariffs.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— 2020 Democratic candidates vow to undo Trump’s immigration actions – SEEMA MEHTA and MATT PEARCE
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-democratic-presidential-candidates-2020-pasadena-immigration-20190531-story.html

SAN FRANCISCO GATE
— Trump says Duchess Meghan was ‘nasty’ about him, fueling debate ahead of state visit – Rick Noack
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-says-Duchess-Meghan-was-nasty-about-him-13916074.php

FORTUNE
— Trump Threatened Mexico With Tariffs, But His Demands Are Vague – JUSTIN SINK, NACHA CATTAN, ANDREW ROSATI
http://fortune.com/2019/06/01/trump-mexico-tariffs-immigration/

BUSINESS INSIDER
— More than half of baby-boomer job seekers say they’ve faced age discrimination, and it’s costing them work – Allana Akhtar 
https://www.businessinsider.com/baby-boomer-job-seekers-experiencing-age-discrimination-2019-5

DAILY BEAST
— Trump Tower Condos Selling at More Than 20 Percent Losses – Jamie Ross
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tower-condos-selling-at-more-than-20-percent-losses

WORKFORCE
— When Job Applicants Lie: Implementing Policies to Protect Your Company Employers should implement a clear and uniform policy about the consequences of lying or providing false information on an application. – Joshua Y. Joel, Natasha L. Wilson (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, everyone seeking or holding any kind of government or political job or office should be subjected to a comprehensive and extensive background investigation.)
https://www.workforce.com/2019/06/01/when-job-applicants-lie-implementing-policies-to-protect-your-company/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recent study revealed that 85 percent of employers have caught applicants lying on their résumés or job applications. The most common lies involve modifying dates of employment, falsifying credentials, training or degrees, inflating prior earnings, or hiding a criminal history. Throughout the past several years, there have been several stories of prominent executives and CEOs, across many industries, whose careers were cut short for lying on their job applications or résumés. What should human resources professionals do when they discover that an employee has lied on their job application or résumé? How can employers avoid liabilities stemming from application falsification? What are the legal consequences for employers? Preemptive Measures The first step employers should take to avoid potential pitfalls is to implement a clear and uniform policy about the consequences of providing false information on an application. For example, a brief disclaimer can be included near the signature line of the employment application, in which the applicant affirms and agrees that providing false, misleading, or incomplete information on an application, in a résumé, or during the interview process is grounds for disqualification from employment or termination if hired. The disclaimer should also expressly waive any liability for the employer if the applicant is not hired or is terminated for providing false information. More importantly, employers should be consistent in enforcing this policy. Consistency can protect the employer from legal liabilities — and countless headaches — down the road. To accomplish this, employers should document every applicant’s receipt of the policy. If a background investigation reveals that an applicant or employee clearly lied on his or her application, the applicant should be rejected or the employee terminated immediately. If the employer only suspects a falsification, HR should engage in a fair and impartial investigation and document its findings. Depending on the results, disciplinary action should be taken. When assessing an applicant’s background, employers should focus on convictions and not arrest records. Otherwise, applicants may be unfairly prejudiced in the hiring process based on unsupported criminal allegations. Conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks Recent federal and state laws have presented hiring professionals with new compliance challenges when conducting a background screening. For example, while there are no federal laws requiring home health agencies to conduct criminal background checks or disqualify applicants from employment based on the results, there are 41 states that require these agencies to conduct criminal background checks. Those requirements in those 41 states vary widely, including when the background check must be completed, what sources of information must be checked, which positions require background checks, and which convictions, if any, result in disqualification from employment. The benefits of conducting criminal background checks in the hiring process often outweigh these challenges, especially in fields — such as health care or government contracting — where a failure to conduct screenings can result in hefty consequences. While many employers may prefer to use social media to research an applicant’s background, employers should exercise caution when using an applicant’s protected characteristics (like race, religion, age or gender) as a basis for refusing employment. Understanding the legal landscape as it relates to information an employer may request of an applicant is also key. For example, some states have laws that prohibit employers from requesting an applicant’s social media username and password. Additionally, some states have legislation referred to as “Ban the Box,” which prohibits employers from asking about criminal history on a job application. Unforeseen Benefits of a Consistent Policy In most cases, implementing a strong application falsification policy can result in some unexpected positive benefits. For example, many states have laws prohibiting employers from revoking job offers based on the discovery of a misdemeanor or other types of conviction with no relevance to the applicant’s suitability for the position. Nonetheless, even though the employer cannot revoke the offer because of the conviction itself, the employee’s misrepresentation about the existence of the conviction is grounds for revocation. For example, in a Pennsylvania case, the plaintiff only disclosed two convictions — stalking and harassment — on his application. But a background investigation revealed that he had pleaded guilty to eight additional crimes, including public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and drug crimes. The company revoked his offer. The district court determined that the company did not violate Pennsylvania’s criminal background check statute because the termination was not for the employees’ conviction, but his lie about it. Importantly, the district court relied heavily on the company’s implementation and communication of a consistent policy forbidding applicants from lying on their applications. In a similar vein, companies faced with discriminatory failure to hire claims have successfully argued that the later discovery of falsified job applications is a complete defense against the claims. In other words, if the company would not have hired the employee had it known of the applicant’s lie, the applicant cannot later claim that he or she was not hired because of a protected characteristic. Here too, courts look closely at the company’s fair, equitable and consistent enforcement of its application falsification policy to establish that the company’s decision was not motivated by discriminatory intent. Another benefit of maintaining a strong background check policy is that it can absolve or limit the company of liabilities down the road if the employee is terminated. Oftentimes, in the course of litigation over wrongful termination or discrimination claims, exhaustive background checks into the plaintiff reveal criminal histories previously unknown. While an employer may still be on the hook for some damages if the decision to terminate was indeed discriminatory, the Supreme Court has held that a reward of back pay can be cut off completely — and the plaintiff’s potential damages significantly limited — if the employee’s wrongdoing was so severe that the company would have terminated the employee in any event if it had been uncovered. As a result, employers can potentially limit their exposure to liability in later wrongful termination claims by consistently enforcing a no-tolerance policy for application falsification. While not every application falsification results in a high-profile CEO or executive separation, the problem is common across industries. HR professionals should take care to review their company’s job application process with the help of legal counsel to implement a fair and equitable policy that is compliant with state and federal regulations and train interviewers and hiring professionals of what they can and cannot ask. The fix can be quite easy, and the benefits are great.)

May 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois House passes bill to remove abortion restrictions, moves to state Senate
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-house-approves-reproductive-health-act-bill-moves-to-state-senate/5320338/

NBC5
— Illinois House Adopts Abortion Protections Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s Reproductive Health Act was approved 64-50 Monday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Illinois-House-Adopts-Abortion-Protections-510522501.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois House passes abortion rights bill – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/debate-over-abortion-bill-heats-up-in-illinois-house

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After emotional debate, Illinois House OKs abortion-rights measure In tears, state Rep. Avery Bourne, who is pregnant, warned the measure is a “massive expansion that will impact viable babies.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/28/18642682/abortion-illinois-house-reproductive-health-act-roe-wade
— Illinois video gambling tax hike will be decided by lawmakers with financial ties to the industry As video gambling has grown in the state, so have the industry’s links to lawmakers. – Jason Grotto and Dan Mihalopoulos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/5/28/18639029/illinois-video-gambling-tax-hike-decided-lawmakers-financial-ties-industry
— No Illinois lawmaker should take a dime from the video gambling industry Voters deserve to have public policy set by legislators who aren’t getting cash from one side of the debate. Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/28/18642732/video-gaming-lawmakers-contributions-legislature-business-gambling-illinois

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois House advances abortion rights measure as other states approve limits – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-legislature-pritzker-violence-affordable-housing-lightfoot-spin-20190528-story.html
— Illinois House passes sweeping abortion rights bill after emotional floor debate – Jamie Munks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-illinois-abortion-bill-house-20190528-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Why Trump prefers to discuss impeachment, not infrastructure.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-perspec-page-president-trump-infrastructure-nancy-pelosi-chuck-schumer-20190528-story.html
— Trying to live car-free? Pritzker’s taxes could slam the brakes on that plan – Joseph Schwieterman (DIERSEN: I have owned cars since I was 16 years old in 1964.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-pritzker-transit-car-gas-tax-uber-lyft-20190528-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County could ban circuses at county fairgrounds – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190528/dupage-county-could-ban-circuses-at-county-fairgrounds

WBEZ
— Who Should Receive Reparations for Slavery and Discrimination?
https://www.wbez.org/shows/the-new-yorker-radio-hour/who-should-receive-reparations-for-slavery-and-discrimination/fa1fb662-5f4b-4bf9-b480-a2704343db6c

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pritzker’s ‘big’ agenda focused on just 2 issues – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2019-05-28/jim-dey-pritzkers-big-agenda-focused-just-2-issues.html

WSIL TV
— Illinois House passes abortion bill, local representatives vote no – Jeff Weinrich
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/40545245/illinois-house-passes-abortion-bill-local-representatives-vote-no

CITY OF WHEATON
— Wheaton Celebrates Martin Plaza Rededication (DIERSEN: Attendees at this outstanding event included Barbier, Cherry, Fitch, Gresk, Keller, and Suess. Wheaton’s Chick-fil-A provided cake and lemonade.)
https://www.wheaton.il.us/civicalerts.aspx?AID=246

CHICAGO NOW
— Illinois poised to become America’s most radical pro-abortion state – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2019/05/illinois-poised-to-become-americas-most-radical-pro-abortion-state/

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: Abortion pushers push abortion. 
https://depauliaonline.com/41744/news/reproductive-justice-rally-in-chicago-stokes-abortion-debate/

ONE ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: A pot pusher pushes pot.
https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/5/27/1il-opinion-dont-wait-to-legalize-marijuana-in-illinois

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Moves to the Most Extreme Abortion Position, House Roll Call
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/28/illinois-moves-to-the-most-extreme-abortion-position/ 
— Pro-Lifers Mourn Passage of Extreme Abortion Bill Alloing Abortion Up to Moment of Birth
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/05/28/pro-lifers-mourn-passage-of-extreme-abortion-bill/

CAPITOL FAX
— Reproductive Health Act bill clears House 64-50-4
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/28/rha-bill-clears-house-64-50-4/
— All 44 House Republicans spoke against graduated income tax
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/28/all-44-house-republicans-spoke-against-graduated-income-tax/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Border Patrol seeks babysitters to care for illegal immigrants so agents can return to field Goal is to get agents back to patrolling border – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/28/border-patrol-proposes-new-job-feed-care-illegals/

FOX NEWS
— Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud is $2.67 million richer but still thinks the Chevy Corvette he won is ‘pretty cool’ – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/indy-500-winner-simon-pagenaud-corvette

AMERICAN THINKER
— NBC polling data shows Bernie Sanders with a lock on ‘low information voters’ – Monica Showalter (DIERSEN: If you read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, you are not a low information voter.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/nbc_polling_data_shows_bernie_sanders_with_a_lock_on_low_information_voters.html

BREITBART
— DHS Fast-Tracks Migrants Straight into Jobs – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/05/28/dhs-fast-tracks-migrants-into-jobs/

DAILY CALLER
— TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ALLOWING TOURIST VISAS FOR ELDERLY MEXICANS TO VISIT UNDOCUMENTED FAMILY IN US – Shelby Talcott
https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/28/trump-visas-elderly-mexicans-visit/

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
— Trump administration memo bolsters longstanding restrictions on welfare for noncitizens
http://www.aei.org/publication/trump-administration-memo-bolsters-longstanding-restrictions-on-welfare-for-noncitizens/

THE HILL
— Illinois House passes bill removing late-term abortion restrictions – CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/445801-illinois-house-passes-bill-removing-late-term-abortion-restrictions

CBS NEWS
— Meghan Markle will not meet President Trump during his upcoming U.K. visit – CAITLIN O’KANE
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/meghan-markle-will-not-meet-president-trump-during-his-upcoming-uk-visit/

WASHINGTON POST
— It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to? – Geoffrey A. Fowler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/its-middle-night-do-you-know-who-your-iphone-is-talking/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use children to put the “U.S. immigration system on the brink.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/the-crush-of-children-at-arizonas-border-shows-a-us-immigration-system-on-the-brink/2019/05/28/03733e36-7357-11e9-8be0-ca575670e91c_story.html

FORBES
— How to Protect Yourself Against Job Discrimination as a Veteran – Tom Spiggle (DIERSEN: The federal government protects its employees who are Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. The federal government gets rid of its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomspiggle/2019/05/28/how-to-protect-yourself-against-job-discrimination-as-a-veteran/#7880184f5475
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Most people are aware that federal law bars discrimination on the job due to gender, race and religion, but they often don’t realize that it also covers current and former members of the military as well. With fewer Americans serving in the military today than in past decades, this kind of discrimination can be subtle, taking the form of assumptions that civilians make about military life and service. That could come from recruiters who ignore relevant job experience — like leading a caravan of military vehicles in the desert when hiring for a job driving a commercial truck. It could come in the form of an innocent-seeming question during a job interview about whether you suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after completing a tour in Afghanistan. Or it could be the more obvious refusal to reinstate you at your old job after regular service with the National Guard. Several federal laws aim to prevent those kinds of situations. Here’s a look at the laws that protect those who come back from their service as they reenter the workforce.)

PEOPLE’S WORLD
— London activists: You can’t stop us from marching against Trump – LAMIAT SABIN
https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/london-activists-you-cant-stop-us-from-marching-against-trump/

May 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Gun control supporters head to Springfield with ‘Fix the FOID Act’ protest – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gun-control-supporters-take-fix-the-foid-act-protest-to-springfield/5313043/
— Rahm Emanuel to join ABC News as contributor, sources say
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rahm-emanuel-to-join-abc-news-as-contributor-sources-say-/5311290/

CBS2
— Activists Urge Approval Of Proposal To Require Fingerprints For Illinois Gun Licenses, More Background Checks For Firearm Purchases
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/05/22/illinois-foid-card-legislation-fingerprinting-background-checks/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Underwood’s sharp questioning of DHS acting chief about migrant children deaths earns her a rebuke Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., accused the DHS acting chief of “intentionally” backing policies causing the deaths of migrant children. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/22/18636352/underwood-sharp-questioning-dhs-acting-chief-migrant-deaths-earns-rebuke
— Under pressure, DCCC chief Bustos pulls out of fundraiser for Lipinski Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., chair of the Democratic House political operation, withdraws from Lipinski funder after pushback from abortion-rights progressive Democrats. – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: I should write a book about powerful Democrat plant and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois during the last 20 years who focus/focused on destroying Republicans like me who support the right to life plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/5/22/18636456/abortion-under-attack-dccc-chief-busto-pulls-out-fundraiser-for-lipinski

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Look up how many FOID cards were revoked in your town – Kyle Bentle and Cecilia Reyes
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-viz-revoked-foid-cards-search-illinois-2019-htmlstory.html
— More than 26,000 Illinoisans have lost their right to own a gun. Nearly 80% may still be armed. – Annie Sweeney, Stacy St. Clair, Cecilia Reyes and Sarah Freishtat
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-illinois-guns-foid-cards-revoked-20190520-story.html
— Gov. Pritzker, stop treating Illinois taxpayers like the state’s ATM – John Tillman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-pritzker-taxes-illinois-fiscal-mismanagement-20190522-story.html

DAILY HERALD & SOUTHERN & HERALD & REVIEW & ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— TREASONOUS: Immigrant rights advocates push to make Illinois a sanctuary state – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190522/immigrant-rights-advocates-call-to-make-illinois-a-sanctuary-state
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/immigrant-rights-advocates-push-to-make-illinois-a-sanctuary-state/article_28d68dcf-6777-5796-80f7-00057527f5ea.html
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/immigrant-rights-advocates-lawmakers-call-on-illinois-to-become-sanctuary/article_191820f0-a925-523c-8d3c-2e2cd9e4a3f6.html
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190522/immigrant-rights-advocates-call-to-make-illinois-sanctuary-state

DAILY HERALD
— Underwood says border policies resulted in child deaths, draws rebuke – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190522/underwood-says-border-policies-resulted-in-child-deaths-draws-rebuke
— Court settlement requires ‘adult’ photo studio near Wheaton to close – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190522/court-settlement-requires-adult-photo-studio-near-wheaton-to-close
— Vintage Rides returns to downtown Wheaton with dedication of new plaza – Paula Barrington
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190522/vintage-rides-returns-to-downtown-wheaton-with-dedication-of-new-plaza
— House GOP continues push against a graduated state income tax – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190522/house-gop-continues-push-against-a-graduated-state-income-tax

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Insurance Tax Proposal Would Tax Every Claim in Illinois – Greg Bishop 
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=284809#.XOVpmJh_OM8

JEANNE IVES
— $50 Million for What?
https://mailchi.mp/85eb39ca479e/as-promised?e=4019cd2295

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois “Fix The FOID Act” legislation – Guns surrendered upon felony indictment, not conviction! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/05/illinois-fix-the-foid-act-legislation-guns-surrendered-upon-felony-indictment-not-conviction/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois’ Marijuana Juggernaut – Kathy Valente 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/sb-7-illinois-marijuana-juggernaut/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— PASSIONATE ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD? THE SUN-TIMES AND TRIBUNE ARE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/passionate-about-planned-parenthood-the-sun-times-and-tribune-are.html
— ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS CONSIDER REVAMPING STATE’S FOID CARD LAW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/illinois-democrats-consider-revamping-states-foid-card-law.html
— SPRINGFIELD BILLBOARD DEFENDS RAINBOW AS GOD’S (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will LGBTQ promoters shout that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, GOD will send you straight to HELL?) 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/springfield-billboard-defends-rainbow-as-gods.html
— PRITZKER’S GRADUATED TAX AMENDMENT COULD PASS ILLINOIS HOUSE THURSDAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/pritzkers-graduated-tax-amendment-could-pass-illinois-house-thursday.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: AMERICAN CITIZENS MUST COME FIRST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/thorneroneil-american-citizens-must-come-first.html
— THE SWEDISH LESSON: WELFARE STATES CREATE MORAL HAZARD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/the-swedish-lesson-welfare-states-create-moral-hazard.html
— TRUMP TAKES A PROMISING FIRST STEP TO RESOLVING OUR BALKANIZATION CRISIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/trump-takes-a-promising-first-step-to-resolving-our-balkanization-crisis.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin and Brady: A study in contrasts
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/22/a-study-in-contrasts/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/22/cannabis-roundup-5/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Foreign-born workers send $150 billion a year to their home country – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/22/untaxed-foreign-born-workers-send-150-billion-a-ye/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Beto O’Rourke repeats lie about immigrants committing less crime than native-born Americans (DIERSEN: To come into America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally is to shout that you a) disrespect the rule of law, b) disrespect America, and c) disrespect America’s citizens.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/beto-orourke-repeats-lie-about-immigrants-committing-less-crime-than-native-born-americans

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Democratic 2020 Candidates Flirt With Unconstitutional Censorship – Alex Griswold
https://freebeacon.com/blog/democratic-2020-candidates-flirt-with-unconstitutional-censorship/

BREITBART
— Democrats Have Abandoned Obama’s Language of Empathy on Abortion – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/22/pollak-democrats-have-abandoned-obamas-language-of-empathy-on-abortion/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Ilhan Omar insults Republican voters: ‘Ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country’ – Nate Madden 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/ilhan-omar-insults-republican-voters-ignorance-really-pervasive-many-parts-country/
— HUD housing should put Americans first – Michelle Malkin
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/malkin-duh-hud-housing-put-americans-first/
— The frontline effects of the open border don’t stay at the border. They’re all around DC – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/frontline-effects-open-border-dont-stay-border-theyre-around-dc/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— California Considers Spending Billions On Health Care For Illegal Immigrants – Jason Hopkins
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/05/california-considers-spending-billions-on-health-care-for-illegal-immigrants/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Leaked internal document reveals Facebook wanted special scrutiny of Candace Owens’s background, ideology, looking for reasons to banher – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/leaked_internal_document_reveals_facebook_wanted_special_scrutiny_candace_owenss_background_ideology_looking_for_reasons_to_ban_her.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Great Power Game is On and China is Winning If America wants to maintain any influence in Asia, it needs to wake up. – ROBERT W. MERRY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-great-power-game-is-on-and-china-is-winning/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Socialism Promises a Utopia, but Delivers Suffering – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/05/22/socialism-promises-a-utopia-but-delivers-suffering/

FOX BUSINESS
— Ben Carson rips lawmaker after ‘Oreo’ testimony – Julia Limitone
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/ben-carson-rips-lawmaker-after-oreo-testimony-sen-porters-clueless

NEWS BUSTERS
— Conservative Engineer Exposes Google’s Liberal Outrage Culture – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2019/05/22/conservative-engineer-exposes-googles-liberal-outrage

NBC NEWS
— ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill reignites LGBTQ opposition in Texas   Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he’ll sign the controversial bill, which critics say is discrimination cloaked in religion. – AP
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/save-chick-fil-bill-reignites-lgbtq-opposition-texas-n1008776

NEW YORK TIMES
— Canceled Fund-Raiser Prompts Question: Can a Democrat Oppose Abortion? – Jonathan Martin (DIERSEN: I should write a book about powerful Democrat plant and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois during the last 20 years who focus/focused on destroying Republicans like me who support the right to life plank in the Illinois Republican Party platform and the Republican Party platform.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/22/us/politics/dan-lipinski-abortion-cheri-bustos.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters ask “What’s behind the desire for ‘skilled’ immigrants?” and say “Racial prejudice.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/05/22/trump-wants-skilled-immigrants-is-that-because-economics-or-coded-way-reject-latinos/

FORBES
— House Committee Debates A Legislative “Fix” That Would Make It Easier To Prove Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/05/22/house-committee-debates-a-legislative-fix-that-would-make-it-easier-to-prove-age-discrimination/#7bd73840614e

MARKET WATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Facebook will not allow marijuana sales on its platform Social network’s internal policy team elects to keep global ban on promoting pot sales or selling marijuana outright, after months of debate
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/exclusive-facebook-still-will-not-allow-marijuana-sales-to-be-promoted-on-its-platform-2019-05-22

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Georgia is home to 4 of the most politically segregated cities in U.S. – Greg Bluestein (DIERSEN: How politically segregated is your county, your township/ward, your municipality, and your precinct?)
https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/the-jolt-georgia-home-the-most-politically-segregated-cities/J88467t3u7pAMcn0MWic9I/

NEWSWEEK
— 2020 FOX NEWS TOWN HALLS ARE OK WITH NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF DEMOCRAT, LIBERAL VOTERS, POLL INDICATES – BENJAMIN FEARNOW 
https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-fox-news-town-hall-2020-poll-1432558

MEDIUM
— What’s your why? Share it with your audience to sustain your future. – Jennifer Hefty
https://medium.com/trusting-news/whats-your-why-share-it-with-your-audience-to-sustain-your-future-a070669f317
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Why do we do it? Why do we work in a highly unstable career with no job security? Why do we cover stories so unimaginably terrible that sometimes all that’s left for us to do at the end of the day is cry? Why do we endure a high-pressure, fast-paced environment with little pay while at the same time dealing with a constant barrage of criticism from those we are trying to serve? (You’ve unfortunately probably heard some of this before: you’re a liberal rag; you’re in Politician X’s pocket; have you EVER even HEARD of a copy editor?) We do it because we care. We do it because our passion for our communities runs deep in our veins. We do it because we feel a responsibility to tell our neighbors’ stories, keep our cities safe and hold our governments accountable. We do it because we can’t imagine doing anything else. Historically, we haven’t been very good at telling the story of our why. But it’s one that is key to sustaining local journalism for years to come. As the news industry continues to face more layoffs, I’ve heard my colleagues ask, “So what can we do? How can we help ensure the future of our news organization?”)

May 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Constitutional crisis? Some House Democrats don’t think so – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/constitutional-crisis-some-house-democrats-dont-think-so/5298135/

CBS2
— Bedford Park Feels The Pain Of Housing An Emissions Testing Facility – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/05/13/bedford-park-feels-the-pain-of-housing-an-emissions-testing-facility/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House GOP focusing on women and minorities for 2020 challengers – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-house-gop-women-minorities-2020-20190513-story.html
— Fallout from the trade war: Illinois firms say you’ll pay more for furniture, scooters and a lot more – Robert Channick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-china-tariffs-illinois-impact-20190510-story.html
— Jewel-Osco employees alleging age discrimination can pursue lawsuit as a group, judge rules – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-jewel-osco-age-discrimination-lawsuit-20190513-story.html
— Why Illinois shouldn’t mandate quotas for company boards – Editorial (DIERSEN: All during the almost 30 years that I worked for the federal government, my superiors were under tremendous pressure from Democrat politicians a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-corporate-board-female-minority-illinois-20190513-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Suburban double dippers hit taxpayers in the wallet – Madeleine Doubek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/madeleine-doubek-collar-county-board-pensions-senate-bill/
— 65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, we risk going backward – Jesse Jackson
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/brown-board-eduacation-school-segregation-jesse-jackson/

DAILY HERALD
— Dems say Trump, GOP, twisting Tlaib’s Holocaust remarks – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190513/news/305139851/
— Seven residents at Wheaton’s DuPage Care Center are 100 or older – Bev Horne
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190513/seven-residents-at-wheatons-dupage-care-center-are-100-or-older

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Crunch time for Pritzker as Illinois lawmakers near key votes With Mike Madigan in the background, the state’s new governor faces a critical test in the coming days on his graduated income tax and other plans. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/crunch-time-pritzker-illinois-lawmakers-near-key-votes

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Actress Alyssa Milano ignited social media with a tweet Friday night calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/actress-calls-for-women-to-go-on-sex-strike-to-protest-abortion-ban

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Omarosa requests to join lawsuit alleging women were underpaid by Trump campaign – Katie Mettler
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Omarosa-requests-to-join-lawsuit-alleging-women-13841597.php

PLATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN
— Just 11 percent of state corn crop is planted
https://www.journal-republican.com/news/just-percent-of-state-corn-crop-is-planted/article_4a2e1a9a-75c7-11e9-9c54-13a8177c58c8.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— POTENTIAL PROPERTY TAX FREEZE Property tax freeze could be part of state progressive tax legislation – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/05/10/potential-property-tax-freeze/asa1n1b/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Why House Republicans are searching for women, minorities for 2020 elections – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/house-gop-focusing-on-women-minorities-for-2020

WGLT
— Why Barickman Bolted From The Cannabis Bill – CHARLIE SCHLENKER 
https://www.wglt.org/post/why-barickman-bolted-cannabis-bill#stream/0

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Lawmakers have two weeks to finish, pass state budget with simple majorities – Greg Bishop
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/lawmakers-have-two-weeks-to-finish-pass-state-budget-with/article_49723e08-75a7-11e9-bef9-238bb5382597.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DURBIN BLAMES TRUMP FOR BORDER CRISIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/durbin-blames-trump-for-border-crisis.html
— LAHOOD DISTRICT TORN BETWEEN THE GOOD AND BAD OF CHINESE TARIFF DISPUTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/lahood-on-china-tariffs.html
— WILL COSTELLO’S REPLACEMENT OPPOSE PRITZKER TAX HIKE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/will-costello-replacement-also-oppose-pritzker-tax-hike-.html
— SKILLICORN: WILL GOV. PRITZKER UNDO ONE OF IL’S ONLY PENSION REFORMS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/skillicorn-driving-a-spike-in-teachers-pensions.html
— KINDT: HOW ABOUT A “FAIR TAX” ON ILLINOIS GAMBLING?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/05/kindt-tax-holidays-for-illinois-gambling.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you are religious, conservative, and/or Republican, you should oppose pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/05/13/what-about-the-children/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump accuses Rashida Tlaib of ‘tremendous hatred of Israel’ – Gabriella Muñoz
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/13/donald-trump-accuses-rashida-tlaib-tremendous-hatr/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Gillibrand on Polling Woes: ‘People Are Generally Biased Against Women’ – David Rutz (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at women that old White men are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://freebeacon.com/politics/gillibrand-on-polling-woes-people-are-generally-biased-against-women/

NEWSMAX
— Ex-Ill. Rep. Schilling Launching Historic Comeback in Iowa – John Gizzi 
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/bobby-schiling-iowa-caucuses-2020/2019/05/13/id/915757/
— Texas Senate Committee Advances ‘Chick-fil-A’ Bill – Solange Reyner 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/texas-chick-fil-a/2019/05/13/id/915829/

BREITBART
— Border Patrol Flies Migrants from South Texas to Reduce Overcrowding – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/05/13/border-patrol-flies-migrants-from-south-texas-to-reduce-overcrowding/
— Poll: GOP Voters Say Border Wall, Reducing All Immigration Must be Top Priority for Trump – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/13/poll-gop-voters-say-border-wall-reducing-all-immigration-must-be-top-priority-for-trump/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Cartels ‘kicking our butts’ in New Mexico, as state left without checkpoints – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/cartels-kicking-butts-new-mexico-state-left-without-checkpoints/

HOT AIR
— Democrats Don’t Realize Most Americans Want Visa Overstays Deported
https://hotair.com/archives/2019/05/13/democrats-dont-realize-americans-want-visa-overstays-deported/

THE HILL
— Texas Senate takes up ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill – JESSICA CAMPISI
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/443473-texas-senate-takes-up-save-chick-fil-a-bill
— Trump accuses Tlaib of harboring ‘hatred of Israel and Jewish people’ – JORDAN FABIAN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/443363-trump-accuses-tlaib-of-harboring-hatred-of-israel-and-jewish-people
— Omar accuses Liz Cheney of ‘deep seeded hate and Islamophobia’ – JUSTIN WISE 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/443452-ilhan-omar-accuses-cheney-of-deep-seeded-hate-and-islamophobia
— Sanders defends Tlaib from Trump: ‘Stop dividing the American people up by their religion’ – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/443457-sanders-defends-tlaib-from-trump-stop-dividing-the-american-people-up-by-their

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump joins GOP criticism of Rep. Tlaib over remarks on Holocaust, Israel – John Wagner and Felicia Sonmez
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-joins-gop-criticism-of-rep-tlaib-over-remarks-on-holocaust-israel/2019/05/13/212074aa-7567-11e9-b3f5-5673edf2d127_story.html

DENVER POST
— 55 Central American refugees seeking asylum bused to Denver Sunday night Overwhelmed shelters in Texas and New Mexico sent refugees to 3 churches – KIRK MITCHELL and SAJA HINDI
https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/13/central-american-refugees-seek-asylum-denver/

BUSINESS NEWS DAILY
— How to Age-Proof Your Resume – Jennifer Post (DIERSEN: I am 70 years old. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that it has been a) 22 years since I worked for GAO, earned a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT, and became a Forensic Accountant; b) 23 years since I became a Certified Financial Services Auditor; c) 25 years since I became a Certified Government Financial Manager; d) 29 years since I became a Certified Fraud Examiner; e) 38 years since I became a Certified Internal Auditor and Licensed CPA; f) 39 years since I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul and worked for IRS; g) 40 years since I became a CPA; h) 43 years since I earned an MBA from Loyola; and i) 49 years since I earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU.) 
https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/15033-age-proof-resume.html

MONDAY NOTE
— Confusing Facebook With the Internet is the Perfect Storm for Fake News – Frederic Filloux
https://mondaynote.com/confusing-facebook-and-the-internet-is-the-perfect-storm-for-fake-news-8b5cd7e772f8

April 21 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois lawmakers push to legalize marijuana
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-lawmakers-push-to-legalize-marijuana/5262345/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Thousands gather at San Francisco’s Hippie Hill to celebrate 420 – Cornell Barnard
https://abc7chicago.com/society/thousands-gather-at-sfs-hippie-hill-to-celebrate-420/5261979/

DAILY HERALD
— Consortium organizes to battle Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: When will conservative and Republican groups organize to battle Pritzker’s pot plan? From what I see, ever-increasingly, a) Libertarians exploit the Republican Party’s “big tent” philosophy, b) Libertarians falsely claim to be conservative and/or Republican, c) Libertarian plants gain leadership positions in the Republican Party, and d) those Libertarian plants use those leadership positions to get rid of conservatives and Republicans like me. I should write a book about past and present Libertarian plants who held/hold leadership positions in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee, 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, City of Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190420/consortium-organizes-to-battle-pritzkers-graduated-income-tax-plan
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Several conservative groups are banding together along with Barrington Hills Republican state Rep. David McSweeney to fight Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan. McSweeney and representatives from the Illinois Policy Institute, Americans for Prosperity and Ideas Illinois are challenging the governor’s proposed income tax revision that ultimately needs voter approval, saying the state needs to spend less before taxing more.)
— Des Plaines Democrat Marty Moylan leads effort to slow recreational marijuana legalization
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190420/des-plaines-democrat-leads-effort-to-slow-recreational-marijuana-legalization
— A foreboding decline in the United States’ press freedom ranking – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents. According to them, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. They focus on destroying me and destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190420/editorial-a-foreboding-decline-in-the-united-states-press-freedom-ranking
(FROM THE EDITORIAL: Truth be told, press freedom in America ranks below that of almost every other country in the West. Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that promotes freedom of expression around the globe, released its 2019 World Press Freedom Index Thursday, and the results are troubling worldwide, disturbing in the U.S. Worldwide, “hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence, contributing to an increase in fear,” the organization said in a summary of the report. “The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media.”)
— Mueller Report raises fundamental constitutional issues we must pursue – U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190421/mueller-report-raises-fundamental-constitutional-issues-we-must-pursue
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Mueller fallout: Address election flaws, demand better from President Trump.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190419/editorial-mueller-fallout-address-election-flaws-demand-better-from-president-trump

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/united-methodists-split-likely-lgbt-pastors-same-sex-marriage/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Exonerated? We’ve only just begun, Mr. President.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-donald-trump-robert-mueller-report-impeachment-william-barr-20190419-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sinclair station WICS newscast features Trump elaborating on ‘fake news’ – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. They focus on destroying me and destroying my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190420/bernard-schoenburg-sinclair-station-wics-newscast-features-trump-elaborating-on-fake-news

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois Democrats are in charge, but not in accord – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-04-21/jim-dey-illinois-democrats-are-charge-not-accord.html
— Creating new state not very easy to do – Brett Kepley
http://www.news-gazette.com/living/2019-04-21/the-law-qa-creating-new-state-not-very-easy-do.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Scott Reeder missing the mark on reparations.”
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-04-21/real-talk-columnist-missing-the-mark-reparations.html

FOX NEWS
— California woman who berated man wearing MAGA hat reported missing, believed to be in hiding – Louis Casiano (DIERSEN: In your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois, a) who supports this California woman and b) who opposes this California woman?)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-woman-who-harassed-man-wearing-maga-hat-reported-missing

TOWNHALL
— United States Gives Millions To Central American Nations To Deter Illegal Immigration, Yet Doesn’t Keep Track Of Results – Timothy Meads
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/04/21/united-states-gives-millions-to-guatemalan-school-to-deter-illegal-immigration-yet-doesnt-keep-track-of-results-n2545101

EPOCH TIMES
— House Republicans on Border Tour Learn How Smugglers Recycle Immigrant Children – VENUS UPADHAYAYA
https://www.theepochtimes.com/house-republicans-on-border-tour-learn-how-smugglers-recycle-immigrant-children_2888167.html

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— U.S. Intelligence Institutionally Politicized Toward Democrats Former CIA analyst says agencies dominated by liberals – Bill Gertz (DIERSEN: What percent of the following are Democrats: federal employees, GAO employees, IRS employees, USPS employees?) 
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-intelligence-institutionally-politicized-toward-democrats/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Too many school teachers hate capitalism – and are vowing to get rid of Trump in 2020 – Karin McQuillan
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/04/too_many_school_teachers_hate_capitalism__and_are_vowing_to_get_rid_of_trump_in_2020.html
— Amnesty: Bad Policy, Even Worse Politics – Bradley Betters
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/04/amnesty_bad_policy_even_worse_politics.html

BLAZE
— Trump brutally roasts Romney, complete with video flashback The feud continues with a painful look back, and a burn to boot. – Caleb Howe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-roasts-romney-video

TOWNHALL
— The Democrats’ Platform as of Today – Bruce Bialosky
https://townhall.com/columnists/brucebialosky/2019/04/21/the-democrats-platform-as-of-today-n2544993

PJ MEDIA
— Forget Trump, Here Are Five Reasons Why Obama Should Have Been Impeached – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/forget-trump-here-are-five-reasons-why-obama-should-have-been-impeached/

THE HILL
— Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/439833-working-in-legal-marijuana-industry-could-block-immigrants-from

POLITICO
— Pope during Easter vigil: Reject the ‘glitter of wealth’ – AP (DIERSEN: What about rejecting the glitter of “immediate pleasures,” for example, vacations, entertainment, spectator sports, fancy restaurant meals, fancy clothing, booze, gambling, pot, and other things that have no lasting value? Overwhelming, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have spent far more of their income on immediate pleasures than I have. Instead of immediate pleasures, I spent money on cars, tuition and books, and real estate. Instead of spending money on immediate pleasures, I saved money for my retirement.)
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/20/pope-easter-vatican-glitter-wealth-1283780

ASSOCIATED PRESS
– Some Microsoft employees allege policies ‘discriminate’ against Asians, white men – Jessica Guynn
http://www.newsbug.info/news/nation/some-microsoft-employees-allege-policies-discriminate-against-asians-white-men/article_00d6aeb0-e3c7-5f2d-a1d6-31a6e35a9cb4.html

NBC NEWS
— United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies Under one scenario, many centrists and liberals would leave en masse to form a new denomination — a potentially complex endeavor. – AP
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/religion/united-methodists-edge-toward-breakup-over-lgbt-policies-n996741

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mexican Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now It Blames Mexico’s President for Them. – Paulina Villegas and Kirk Semple
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/world/americas/mexico-migrants-president.html
— F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico – Simon Romero
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/us/militia-arrest-border-new-mexico.html
— ‘Medicare for All’ Is Hammering Health Care Stocks. – Jeff Sommer
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/business/medicare-for-all-health-care-stocks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “The Ego Maniac in the Oval Is Exonerated.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/opinion/sunday/trump-mueller-report.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they use immigrants to destroy Republicans. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/20/opinion/sunday/census-citizenship-question-immigrants.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “In a Functional Country, We Would Be on the Road to Impeachment Mueller laid out the evidence for members of Congress to take action against President Trump. Will they?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/19/opinion/mueller-report-trump-barr-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump brushes off Romney’s criticism, points to loss in 2012 – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-brushes-off-romneys-criticism-points-to-loss-in-2012/2019/04/20/1144b81a-63d9-11e9-bf24-db4b9fb62aa2_story.html
— Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich – Greg Jaffe
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitalism-in-crisis-us-billionaires-worry-about-the-survival-of-the-system-that-made-them-rich/2019/04/20/3e06ef90-5ed8-11e9-bfad-36a7eb36cb60_story.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “America, take note: Georgetown students are acting on the courage of their convictions.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/america-take-note-georgetown-students-are-acting-on-the-courage-of-their-convictions/2019/04/19/144b4efc-615e-11e9-bfad-36a7eb36cb60_story.html