May 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater promotes Cheney.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/today-exclusive-liz-cheney-says-bring-it-on-to-potential-trump-backed-challenger/2509074/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rep. Lauren Underwood’s reelection stands as US House dismisses challenge by Jim Oberweis – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-oberweis-challenge-dismissed-20210513-u3hghtexwraplfncpxh2gclgzm-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot faces exodus of top staffers | Poll finds approval for Lightfoot’s job performance | More COVID-19 restrictions easing throughout Illinois – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pritzker-federal-covid-money-debt-jeopardy-bridge-phase-spin-20210513-ocha36qdabafrhk3j2jezclxyq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Trump’s falsehoods about election security used to justify Republican push in states to restrict voting.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-voting-laws-disinformation-20210513-vefklmnumzdfhpgvgafydkzcda-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater calls for more Democrat gerrymandering.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/5/13/22435206/donald-trump-big-lie-democrats-remap-redisctrict-legislative-map-gerrymander-illinois

DAILY HERALD
— Underwood campaign responds to dismissal of Jim Oberweis’ election contest – Kayleigh Padar
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210512/underwood-campaign-responds-to-dismissal-of-jim-oberweis-election-contest
— DuPage County to seek proposals for new election equipment – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210513/dupage-county-to-seek-proposals-for-new-election-equipment

FOX ILLINOIS
— Back to square one? Trump decision still weighs on Facebook – AP
https://www.foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/back-to-square-one-trump-decision-still-weighs-on-facebook

LOYOLA PHOENIX
— Thousands of Protesters Take To Chicago Streets In Support of Palestine – Zack Miller
http://loyolaphoenix.com/2021/05/thousands-of-protesters-take-to-chicago-streets-in-support-of-palestine/

GOPUSA
— Party Split: Was The Ouster Of Liz Cheney The Final Straw For RINOs?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110257
— Has The Backlash Arrived For Police-Bashing? – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110099
— Team Biden’s Rigid Control Of The Press
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters, but failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading the newsletters, but failing that, they want the following to control me and to control the content of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their fundraisers, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, their campaign volunteers, etc. I should write a book about the many adverse actions that the aforesaid have taken against me since 2000.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110154

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis claims he missed the Cheney vote
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/13/rodney-davis-claims-he-missed-the-cheney-vote/
— 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases; 35 additional deaths; 1,765 hospitalized; 465 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.2 percent average test positivity rate; 76,082 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/13/1918-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-35-additional-deaths-1765-hospitalized-465-in-icu-27-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-32-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-76082-average-daily-doses/

DAILY CALLER
— Republican Coalition Threatens To Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Reject ‘Despotism’ And ‘Forces Of Conspiracy’ – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/13/republican-coalition-threatens-leave-gop/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Signatories on the coalition Charlie Dent, Michael Steele, Mary Peters, Denver Riggleman and Christine Todd Whitman mentioned the coalition in an op-ed in The Washington Post Thursday, adding that the Republican Party has “lost its way” for ousting Rep. Liz Cheney as House Republican conference chair after she stood up to former President Donald Trump’s election fraud claims. Anthony Scaramucci, who formerly served as a White House communications director during Trump’s presidency, also signed on to the coalition.)

FEDERALIST
— Due To Arson Attack, Peoria Pro-Life Center Suffers $250,000 In Damages – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2021/05/13/due-to-arson-attack-pro-life-center-suffers-250000-in-damages/

TIMES EXAMINER
— Biden’s Ruinous Refugee Dump – Michelle Malkin
https://www.timesexaminer.com/michelle-malkin/8110-biden-s-ruinous-refugee-dump

POST MILLENNIAL
— CNN ‘fact checker’ provides cover for violent BLM protesters at Iowa state Capitol
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO 1980-1997, the last 11 years of which at GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $102,188-$132,845/year, I increasingly worked as a referencer, that is, as a fact-checker. That work required assuring the accuracy and support for each and every word, number, table, graph, chart, conclusion, opinion, and recommendation in GAO reports. I worked for IRS 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. My other fact-checking qualifications include my becoming a Forensic Accountant in 1997, Certified Fraud Examiner in 1990, licensed CPA in 1981, Certified Internal Auditor in 1981, and CPA in 1979.)
https://thepostmillennial.com/cnn-fact-checker-provides-cover-for-violent-blm-protesters-at-iowa-state-capitol

EPOCH TIMES
— Over 15,000 Gas Stations Out of Fuel Nationwide. Gas shortages ease in some states, but worsen in others. – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/over-15000-gas-stations-out-of-fuel-nationwide_3814243.html
— The High-Pressure Business of Selling Woke Corporate Armor
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-high-pressure-business-of-selling-woke-corporate-armor_3814298.html

THE HILL
— What now for anti-Trump Republicans? – NIALL STANAGE
(DIERSEN: How successful will anti-Trump Republicans, that is, Kinzinger-supporters, be in destroying the Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/553476-the-memo-what-now-for-anti-trump-republicans

ROLL CALL
— Capitol staff diversity ‘can’t just start at the bottom,’ panel told. Sustained effort, cultural shifts needed, witnesses tell Modernization Committee. – Katherine Tully-McManus
(DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/05/13/capitol-staff-diversity-cant-just-start-at-the-bottom-panel-told/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Republicans Rewrite History of the Capitol Riot, Hampering an Inquiry.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/us/politics/republicans-capitol-riot.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans should be nervous about the proposed third party. Democrats should be, too. – Henry Olsen
(DIERSEN: What would this third party be called? The Kinzinger Party, Never-Trump Party, Anti-Conservative Party?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/12/republicans-should-be-nervous-about-proposed-third-party-democrats-should-be-too/

YAHOO NEWS
— Kinzinger: Trump just created something he should be afraid of
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-just-created-132100553.html

BLOOMBERG
— Colonial pays hackers $5M | Expects to restore all service by midday
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-13/colonial-pipeline-paid-hackers-nearly-5-million-in-ransom

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Defends AOC, Suggests Marjorie Taylor Greene Can’t ‘Handle’ Her Emotions
https://www.newsweek.com/republican-adam-kinzinger-defends-aoc-suggests-marjorie-taylor-greene-cant-handle-her-emotions-1591228

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Stefanik.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/liz-cheneys-likely-successor-republican-leadership-shows-everything-thats-wrong-gop/

May 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,795 COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1795-new-covid-19-cases-26-deaths/10620197/
— Hundreds protest in downtown Chicago over Israel-Palestine conflict – Diane Pathieu and Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/hundreds-gather-downtown-to-protest-israeli-actions-in-palestine/10618870/

NBC5
— Hearing on Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Exposes Stark Partisan Divisions – Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-administration-officials-to-testify-on-jan-6-riots/2508070/
— Hundreds Protest, March in Chicago Amid Escalating Tensions Between Israel, Palestinians
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/hundreds-protest-in-chicago-amid-escalating-tensions-between-israel-palestinians/2508707/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Protesters rally in downtown Chicago in support of Palestinians
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/protesters-rally-in-downtown-chicago-in-support-of-palestinians
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pride-in-the-park-chicago-announces-lineup

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois’ US Reps. Adam Kinzinger, Mary Miller split on Liz Cheney’s ouster from GOP leadership | City ethics board dings Ald. David Moore over Facebook page | State’s new tourism campaign ‘Time For Me to Drive’ riffs on REO Speedwagon – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-mary-miller-liz-cheney-mccarthy-david-moore-city-ethic-spin-20210512-3jgaibam6bdtpmr5pxk6iwbnnu-story.html
— Ald. David Moore admonished by ethics board for using government Facebook site to campaign for secretary of state – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-facebook-ethics-illinois-secretary-of-state-20210512-54okpzelwnc4jlv4wfd7sq2zye-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Heights trustees spar over president pro tem post as faction insists on a woman – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210512/arlington-heights-trustees-spar-over-president-pro-tem-post-as-faction-insists-on-a-woman
— Student club poster at Glenbrook South draws accusations of racism – Dave Oberhelman
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes side with the Chinese Communist Party.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210512/student-club-poster-at-glenbrook-south-draws-accusations-of-racism

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois Congresswoman Mary Miller votes to oust Cheney; Bost and Davis votes unclear – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article251350203.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— House Republicans uniting behind candidate who lost – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-house-republicans-uniting-behind-candidate-who-lost/article_86ec919c-59a6-5ff6-939e-9548205a0873.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— St. Charles Twp. attorney charged with DUI in Geneva. Driver also charged with driving without headlights on at 2 a.m. on Randall Road. – Brenda Schory
https://www.shawlocal.com/kane-county-chronicle/news/crime-brief/2021/05/12/st-charles-twp-attorney-charged-with-dui-in-geneva/

RIVER BENDER
— Kelly, Durbin, Duckworth Introduce Bills To Increase Youth Employment Opportunities
(DIERSEN: What about bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, all the jobs that I had, including those that I had when I was young, were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers in Crete 1962-1964; washed dishes in Chicago Heights 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes in Flossmoor, chipped slag in Chicago Heights, and pumped gasoline in Chicago Heights in 1966; delivered mail in Park Forest 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line in Belvidere and as a security guard in DeKalb in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances in Chicago Heights 1970-1971; and pumped gasoline in Chicago Heights 1971-1972.)
https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/kelly-durbin-duckworth-introduce-bills-to-increase-youth-employment-opportunities-50187.cfm
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Today, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced two bills to expand and increase access to employment opportunities for underserved youth. The Helping to Encourage Real Opportunity (HERO) for Youth Act and the Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act will increase federal resources for communities seeking to create or grow employment programs and provide tax incentives to businesses and employers to hire and retain youth from economically distressed areas.)

WMAY
— Davis, LaHood Not Commenting On Vote To Oust Top House Republican
https://www.wmay.com/2021/05/12/davis-lahood-not-commenting-on-vote-to-oust-top-house-republican/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DI LEO: LIZ CHENEY AND THE BIG LIE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/liz-cheney-and-the-big-lie.html
— MOORE: WHY DID BIDEN CENSUS BUREAU ADD 2.5 MILLION MORE RESIDENTS TO BLUE-STATE POPULATION COUNT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/moore-why-did-biden-census-bureau-add-25-million-more-residents-to-blue-state-population-count.html
— BECKMAN: FAKE HATE CRIMES PENALTIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/beckman-fake-hate-crimes-penalties.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: PUBLIC SCHOOLS – THE NEW HAVENS OF WOKE-NESS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/thorneroneil-public-schools-the-new-havens-of-woke-ness.html
— CHINA’S EMISSIONS EXCEEDED THOSE OF ALL OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS COMBINED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/chinas-emissions-exceeded-those-of-all-other-developed-nations-combined-report.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases; 26 additional deaths; 1,899 hospitalized; 466 in ICU; 2.7 percent average case positivity rate; 3.3 percent average test positivity rate; 80,591 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/12/1795-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-26-additional-deaths-1899-hospitalized-466-in-icu-27-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-33-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-80591-average-daily-doses/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/12/covid-19-roundup-80/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump support holds steady, DeSantis second pick in 2024, new poll finds. Democrats strongly favor Biden reelect bid, with VP Harris in wings if he declines. – Tom Howell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/12/trump-support-holds-steady-desantis-second-pick-20/

GOPUSA
— Check Your Obama Privilege – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110163

TOWNHALL
— Biden Is Burning America Down – Spencer Brown
https://townhall.com/columnists/spencerbrown/2021/05/12/biden-is-burning-america-down-n2589340

BREITBART
— Biden’s Low-Key Con Can’t Hide He’s Jimmy Carter 2.0 – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/nolte-bidens-low-key-con-cant-hide-hes-jimmy-carter-2-0/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger promotes Cheney. Who will hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-promoters focus on destroying first? From what I see, first, they will focus on destroying Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) members who do not hate Trump. They will focus on those IRP SCC members who have the heaviest weighted vote. Then, second, the officers of Republican county party organizations who do not hate Trump. They will focus on officers in counties that have the most Republican voters. Then, third, the officers of Republican township/ward party organizations who do not hate Trump. The will focus on officers in townships/wards that have the most Republican voters. Then, fourth, Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains who do not hate Trump. They will focus on Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains in precincts that have the most Republican voters. But beyond the aforesaid, of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-promoters will focus on destroying those Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, reporters, journalists, etc. who have the greatest impact in Illinois. Of course, I will report everything that hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-promoters do a) to destroy me, b) to destroy my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters , and c) to destroy those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/12/adam-kinzinger-says-voice-vote-liz-cheney-was-show-unity/

THE HILL
— Cheney on Trump: ‘I will do everything I can’ to keep him away from the White House – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
(DIERSEN: Expect to see hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-supporters to get Cheney to come to Illinois often a) to raise lots of money to get rid of voters, organizations, and companies that do not hate Trump and b) to destroy the Illinois Republican Party once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553063-cheney-on-trump-i-will-do-everything-i-can-to-make-sure-he-gets-nowhere-near
— Kinzinger on Cheney removal: History will call this ‘low point of the Republican Party’ – JOHN BOWDEN
(DIERSEN: Expect to see hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger-supporters to get Cheney to come to Illinois often a) to raise lots of money to get rid of voters, organizations, and companies that do not hate Trump and b) to destroy the Illinois Republican Party once and for all.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/553105-kinzinger-on-cheney-ouster-history-will-call-this-low-point-of-the-republican
— Trump critics push new direction for GOP – MAX GREENWOOD
(DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, Trump’s critics oppose his efforts to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/553200-trump-critics-push-new-direction-for-gop

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2021/05/12/adam-kinzinger-liz-cheney-vote-nr-vpx.cnn

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-republicans-vote-liz-cheney-s-future-leadership-rebuking-trump-n1266992

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— US looking at how to weed out extremists in law enforcement
(DIERSEN: What about weeding out extremists in the Democrat Party?)
https://fox40.com/news/national-and-world-news/us-looking-at-how-to-weed-out-extremists-in-law-enforcement/

AOL
— Illinois Considers Asian American Education Bill – AIDA MOGOS
(DIERSEN: To turn Asian Americans against Republicans, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems, that Asian Americans have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.aol.com/news/illinois-considers-asian-american-education-155000188.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger and Cheney.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/kinzinger-on-cheney-ouster-it-was-a-sad-day/2021/05/12/7c2648d0-1307-4f5e-9713-b58a4f7a0098_video.html
— Inside Liz Cheney’s plan to take on former president Donald Trump – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cheney-trump-fight/2021/05/11/09f7906c-b267-11eb-a980-a60af976ed44_story.html

BOSTON GLOBE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/05/12/nation/truth-lies-cannot-co-exist-gops-adam-kinzinger-blasts-mccarthy-over-cheney-vote/

ABC SAN DIEGO
— Gubernatorial Candidate John Cox Rallies With Bear in San Diego, Drawing Criticism. Cox was asked about the bear several times during his campaign stop at Shelter Island and admitted it was done to get attention. – Lauren Coronado
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have criticized everything that I have done including my raising $2,000 from Republicans in 2007 for an elephant to walk behind Roskam in Wheaton’s Independence Day parade.)
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/gubernatorial-candidate-john-cox-rallies-with-bear-in-san-diego-drawing-criticism/2601360/

NEWSWEEK
— Liz Cheney’s Ouster Makes a Third Political Party More Likely
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, it would be great if the many Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who lead the Republican Party would leave the Republican Party and form a third political party. Then Republicans could fill those vacant leadership positions.)
https://www.newsweek.com/liz-cheneys-ouster-makes-third-political-party-more-likely-1590678

MICHIGAN LIVE
— JANUARY 11, 2021 FLASHBACK: Muskegon GOP chair remains strong Trump supporter after Capitol violence – Lynn Moore https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2021/01/muskegon-gop-chair-remains-strong-trump-supporter-after-capitol-violence.html

CRONKITE NEWS
— Obscure law denies Dreamers congressional jobs – Molly Hudson (DIERSEN: GAO works for Congress. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2021/05/12/another-hill-to-climb-obscure-law-denies-dreamers-congressional-jobs/

CHICAGO PRIDE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/115953696

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/liz-cheneys-likely-successor-republican-leadership-shows-everything-thats-wrong-gop/

May 11 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— You can’t go wrong with more data’: Illinois has the most detailed corporate diversity disclosures
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/you-can-t-go-wrong-with-more-data-illinois-has-the-most-detailed-corporate-diversity/article_cbb5f536-e4ba-5689-b4d3-05084215e184.html

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

CHICAGO PATCH
— FBI Chicago Holds Diversity Agent Recruitment For Special Agents. The FBI is hiring 1,000 special agents with ethnic diversity a priority at an online recruitment event in Chicago June 2. – Lorraine Swanson
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/fbi-chicago-holds-diversity-agent-recruitment-special-agents

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

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

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

NEWS BUSTERS
— 50% of U.S. Adults Say Trump Should NOT Be Permanently Banned Online: Pew – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: In 1989, the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office permanently banned me from being assigned to audits of IRS to punish me for my becoming an active member in a class action lawsuit that charged them with reverse discrimination and age discrimination. I had been assigned to audits of IRS since 1986. I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/kayla-sargent/2021/05/11/50-us-adults-say-trump-should-not-be-permanently-banned

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 9 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Larry Smith Targeted on Facebook for Vote to Cancel ICE Jail Contract
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/09/larry-smith-targeted-on-facebook-for-vote-to-cancel-ice-jail-contrat/
— U.S. Senate 2022: Meet the Republican Challengers Thus Far
(DIERSEN: On July 5, 2003, all five announced Republican U.S. Senate candidates (John Cox, Chirinjeev Kathuria, Andy McKenna, Jim Oberweis, and Jack Ryan) attended a picnic that I organized in the Prairie Path Park in my precinct for voters in my precinct, Jeanne Ives’ precinct to the east, and Debra Olson’s precinct to the west. The 200+ attendees included Randy Hultgren.)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/09/senate050921/
— Ness Reports on First 100 Days as State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/08/ness-reports-on-first-100-days-as-state-representative/
— Wirepoints Provides More Criticism of Democrats’ Enhancing “Affirmative Action”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/08/wirepoints-provides-more-criticism-of-democrats-enhancing-affirmative-action/
— House Democrats Secretly Drawing Legislative Maps
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/house-democrats-secretly-drawing-legislative-maps/
— Property Tax Bills Now Available on County Treasurer’s Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/property-tax-bills-now-available-on-county-treasurers-website/
— UPDATE: Framing the Casey Urlacher Challenge to Dan McConchie for State Senate Seat
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/casey-urlacher-challenging-dan-mcconchie-for-state-senate-seat/
— Associated Press Catches Up to Conservative On-Line Sites, But Four Days Later and Still Thinks Armed Raid on Alaska Couple Might Be Justified
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/05/07/associated-press-catches-up-to-conservative-on-line-sites-but-four-days-later-and-still-thinks-armed-raid-on-alaska-couple-might-be-justified/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL COVED Update: 1,729 COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths reported
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1729-covid-cases-22-deaths/10598754/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois’ COVID-19 infection rate dips to lowest level since March. The state’s COVID-19 infection rate on Saturday dropped to the lowest it’s been in six weeks as the state prepares to continue easing restrictions. – Madeline Kenney
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/5/8/22426605/illinois-covid-19-infection-rate-dips-to-lowest-level-since-march

DAILY HERALD
— Where suburban lawmakers hold sway under the state Capitol dome – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210508/where-suburban-lawmakers-hold-sway-under-the-state-capitol-dome
— GOP delegates in Virginia to choose nominee for governor – AP
(DIERSEN: In Illinois, what if elected Republican township, ward, and precinct committeemen, instead of Republican primary voters, chose the party’s candidates?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210508/news/305089915/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Tens of thousands of Virginia Republicans, sometimes waiting in long lines of cars, cast ballots Saturday to choose nominees for governor and other statewide offices at a drive-thru nominating convention. The Republican Party held what it’s calling an ‘unassembled convention’ on Saturday to select its nominees in this year’s race for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. Republicans haven’t won a statewide race in Virginia since 2009. Because pandemic restrictions ban mass gatherings, delegates are casting ballots at nearly 40 polling sites across the state. More than 53,000 Virginians successfully pre-registered as delegates. GOP officials rejected applications from roughly 700 would-be delegates. Virginia is the only state with an open-seat gubernatorial contest this year, and the race will be closely watched as an early indicator of party strength heading into the 2022 congressional elections.)

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses Cheney to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/columnists/kevin-mcdermott/mcdermott-ousting-cheney-for-defying-trumps-lies-completes-the-gops-surrender/article_492abf58-aee3-519b-8c0f-0f291866dddd.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/black-americans-and-racist-architecture-homeownership#stream/0

CITY OF WHEATON
— REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
https://www.wheaton.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/1891/Updated-Sex-Offender-Poster-PDF

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to relaunch MAGA rallies, senior adviser says. Former president to hit the stump to campaign with 2022 Republican midterm candidates. – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/8/trump-relaunch-make-america-great-again-rallies-se/

GOPUSA
— Biden Administration Flies Illegal Aliens Cross-Country: TSA Explains How
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109995
— Black Lives Matter, The Democrat Party, And Their Media Have Imposed Mob Rule
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109986
— White House Press Secretary Admits Telling Biden ‘Don’t Take Questions’ From The Media
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff members, campaign volunteers, etc. who have been the most successful in turning Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct against me.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=110025

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Imports Replacement Migrants as Current Migrants Go Homeless – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/08/joe-biden-imports-more-migrants-as-current-migrants-go-homeless/
— Establishment Media Still Fixated on Donald Trump Four Months After Office – WENDELL HUSEBO
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/05/08/establishment-media-still-fixated-on-donald-trump-four-months-after-office/

BLAZE
— Lindsey Graham blasts corporations that bow down to leftist woke intimidation: ‘Have you lost your mind?’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/lindsey-graham-woke-corporations

DAILY CALLER
— Survey: Nearly Half Of Voters Oppose Facebook’s Trump Ban – ASHLEY CARNAHAN
(DIERSEN: I should survey voters in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct to see what percent favor/oppose those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/08/survey-voters-oppose-facebook-trump-ban/

DAILY WIRE
— Democrats Earmark Millions Of Dollars To Fund ‘Woke’ Pet Projects – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/democrats-earmark-millions-of-dollars-to-fund-woke-pet-projects

NEWS BUSTERS
— Rasmussen: 59% of Voters Say Social Media Operators Are Politically Biased – Craig Bannister
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/craig-bannister/2021/05/07/shock-rasmussen-59-voters-say-social-media-operators
— Another One Bites the Dust: LifeSiteNews Says Facebook Deleted Page – Kayla Sargent
(DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents want Facebook to delete my page.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/free-speech/kayla-sargent/2021/05/07/update-another-one-bites-dust-lifesitenews-says-facebook

WASHINGTON POST
— Liz Cheney’s months-long effort to turn Republicans from Trump threatens her reelection and ambitions. She says it’s only beginning. – Michael Scherer, Josh Dawsey, and Dan Lamothe
(DIERSEN: By logical extension, the goal of every Kinzinger-supporter has to be getting rid of everyone in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and my precinct, including me, who they cannot turn into Trump-haters.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/cheney-trump-mccarthy-republicans/2021/05/08/12e6c41e-adcf-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Black people must demand change from progressives failing on gun violence – Gianno Caldwell
https://nypost.com/2021/05/08/black-people-must-demand-gun-violence-reform-from-progressives/

May 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL COVID Update: 3,321 COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths reported as state works to reopen
https://abc7chicago.com/health/3321-covid-cases-36-deaths-reported/10593990/
— Evanston reparations set to begin, but not all on board Evanston, Illinois reparations 1st of their kind in US – AP
(DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://abc7chicago.com/evanston-il-reparations-illinois-bill/10593562/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— After Trump pardon, Casey Urlacher eyeing state Senate run? | Inside ex-Ald. Danny Solis’ deal with feds | Dorothy Brown leading new Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s transition team – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-casey-urlacher-eyeing-state-senate-seat-danny-solis-deal-spin-20210507-a57avzpu4zfxbgudcb44hj4wuq-story.html
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Proposal to drop entrance exam requirements at public universities advances in Illinois legislature – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-university-college-admissions-tests-tt-20210507-za72ujinnfcddgavq3mqigp2rm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Protesters deliver Mother’s Day card to Pritzker’s house, demand release of incarcerated loved ones. Organizers and mothers with prison abolition groups are demanding that Gov. Pritzker grant clemency requests for Mother’s Day, allowing mothers and children to be reunited. – Mari Devereaux
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/5/7/22425135/prison-reform-incarceration-wrongful-convictions-illinois-governor-pritzker-clemency-mothers-day

WGEM
— Illinois House Republicans argue lawmakers are “wasting time” in Springfield as session winds down – Ali Rasper
https://wgem.com/2021/05/07/illinois-house-republicans-argue-lawmakers-are-wasting-time-in-springfield-as-session-winds-down/

WSIL TV
— Bailey ad heats up 2022 race for Illinois Governor
https://wsiltv.com/2021/05/07/bailey-ad-heats-up-2022-race-for-illinois-governor/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ROSSI: HOW DEMOCRATS ARE KILLING THE “AMERICAN DREAM”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/rossi-how-democrats-are-killing-the-american-dream.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House Republicans continue to drive Statehouse media coverage
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/07/house-republicans-continue-to-drive-statehouse-media-coverage/
— 3,321 new confirmed and probable cases; 36 additional deaths; 1,977 hospitalized; 464 in ICU; 3.1 percent average case positivity rate; 3.7 percent average test positivity rate; 65,750 doses average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/07/3321-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-36-additional-deaths-1977-hospitalized-464-in-icu-31-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-37-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-65750-doses-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Migrant trash forces border agents into garbage collection – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/migrant-trash-forces-border-agents-into-garbage-collection

BREITBART
— Rep. Mark Green Introduces Bill to Block Critical Race Theory Training at Military Service Academies – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/07/rep-mark-green-introduces-bill-to-block-critical-race-theory-training-at-military-service-academies/
— GOP Rep. Cammack Details How Cartels Are Using Facebook to Smuggle Illegal Immigrants – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/05/07/gop-rep-cammack-details-how-cartels-are-using-facebook-to-smuggle-illegal-immigrants-its-absolutely-nuts/

EPOCH TIMES
— New York Baseball Stadiums to Seat Fans in Separate Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Sections – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/new-york-baseball-stadiums-to-seat-fans-in-separate-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-sections_3806559.html

MSN
— Illinois Democrats say there’s ‘no secret’ as Republicans showcase majority party’s ‘map room’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/illinois-democrats-say-there-s-no-secret-as-republicans-showcase-majority-party-s-map-room/ar-BB1gtKw2?li=BBnbcA1

WASHINGTON POST
— Cheney was more loyal to Trump’s agenda than Stefanik was – Marc A. Thiessen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/07/cheney-was-more-loyal-trumps-agenda-than-stefanik-trump-only-cares-about-loyalty-him/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Rhodes Scholarship Turns Against Its Legacy of Excellence. It rejects its civilizing mission as ‘obsolete’ and favors the trendy notion of ‘radical inclusion.’ – David Satter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rhodes-scholarship-turns-against-its-legacy-of-excellence-11620412428

FAST COMPANY
— How to improve your company’s diversity efforts – CATHRIN STICKNEY
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO’s Chicago office for almost 18 years, they increasingly focused on getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.fastcompany.com/90632245/the-one-piece-of-data-your-company-needs-to-track-to-improve-diversity-efforts

May 6 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Cheney Challenger Stefanik Says GOP Must Work With Trump.  Cheney, a daughter of Dick Cheney, who was George W. Bush’s vice president and before that a Wyoming congressman, seemed to have almost unlimited potential until this year. – Alan Fram
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/cheney-challenger-stefanik-says-gop-must-work-with-trump/2504283/
— GOP Gov. DeSantis Signs Florida Election Law While Shutting Out All Media But Fox News – Kevin Breuninger
(DIERSEN: I have been the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000. I should write a book about the RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who have shut me out of their events since 2000.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/gop-gov-desantis-signs-florida-election-law-while-shutting-out-all-media-but-fox-news/2503900/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint law enforcement as being racist.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/05/06/inspector-general-report-chicago-police-department-search-warrant-tracking-inconsistencies/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promote hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-congressman-adam-kinzinger-backs-cheney-over-party-criticism

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chapa LaVia learns the hard way how ‘ugly’ politics can get – DENISE CROSBY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders who scapegoat. I would focus on those who blame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-chapa-lavia-st-0507-20210506-fesdky6kyrbxbobit335dptyzu-story.html
— Pritzker says state’s on track for June 11 reopening | Your tax dollars, City Hall and public records | Republican running in California recall has Chicago-area ties – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-tentative-june-reopening-john-cox-california-election-spin-20210506-6ni7msftkvdnxl4izngwwo677q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Bishops’ move to press Biden not to take Communion part of a power struggle in Catholic Church. Pope Francis has made his view clear that the Eucharist “is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.” – Steven P. Millies
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/6/22423200/joe-biden-catholic-church-communion-abortion

DAILY HERALD
— GOP senators call for standardized election procedures across all counties – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210506/gop-senators-call-for-standardized-election-procedures-across-all-counties
— Longtime Glendale Heights president takes election fight to federal court – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210506/longtime-glendale-heights-president-takes-election-fight-to-federal-court
— ‘Small house, big garage’: Residential component proposed for Naperville’s Iron Gate – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210506/small-house-big-garage-residential-component-proposed-for-napervilles-iron-gate
— Maureen Dunne named College of DuPage Board of Trustees chair
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210506/maureen-dunne-named-college-of-dupage-board-of-trustees-chair

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Democrats defend closed-door redistricting meetings as GOP demands transparency – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/state/2021/05/06/illinois-politics-closed-door-redistricting-meeting-draws-criticism/4968088001/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Politicians’ broken promises don’t get us anywhere – Scott Reeder
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates who paint themselves as being conservative to win primary elections, but after they are elected, fail/refuse to defend/advance the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/reeder-politicians-broken-promises-don-t-get-us-anywhere/article_61d2a914-ad9b-11eb-8cd4-2f6a6f518bee.html

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.chicagomag.com/chicago-magazine/april-2021/are-there-new-ways-to-consume-cannabis/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pardoned Mayor Urlacher files paperwork with stated intent of running against Senate GOP Leader McConchie
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/06/pardoned-mayor-urlacher-files-paperwork-with-stated-intent-of-running-against-senate-gop-leader-mcconchie/
— 1,778 new confirmed and probable cases; 40 additional deaths; 2,055 hospitalized; 483 in ICU; 3 percent average case positivity rate; 3.8 percent average test positivity rate; 70,063 average daily doses; 85 percent of 65+ have received at least one dose
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/06/1778-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-40-additional-deaths-2055-hospitalized-483-in-icu-3-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-38-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-70063-average-daily-doses-85-perc/
— Group pressuring U of I on anti-Semitism sets its sights on Pritzker
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/06/group-pressuring-u-of-i-on-anti-semitism-sets-its-sights-on-pritzker/

DAILY CALLER
— Lambasted For Lack Of Loyalty, Rep. Cheney Voted With Trump More Often Than Rival Rep. Stefanik – ANDREW TRUNSKY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/06/elise-stefanik-replace-liz-cheney-gop-post-loyalty-against-policy/
— Democratic National Committee Urges Facebook To Permanently Ban Trump – ELIZABETH LOUISE
https://dailycaller.com/2021/05/05/democratic-national-committee-facebook-urged-permanently-ban-donald-trump/

TOWNHALL
— Former Lincoln Project Advisor Doubles Down on Claims That GOP Is Worse Than Al-Qaeda, Bin Laden, Taliban – Rebecca Downs
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2021/05/06/former-lincoln-project-aide-doubles-down-on-incendiary-language-saying-gop-worse-than-alqaeda-bin-laden-taliban-n2589063

CNN
— Liz Cheney’s fall shows that Trump is here to stay – Stephen Collinson
https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/06/politics/liz-cheney-donald-trump-gop/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Do You Live in a Political Bubble? How politically diverse is your neighborhood? Enter your address to see the political party of the thousand voters closest to you. Republicans and Democrats are increasingly alienated from one another, rhetorically and geographically.- Gus Wezerek, Ryan D. Enos and Jacob Brown
(DIERSEN: How many voters have moved into your precinct during the last 5, 10, 15, and 20 years? What percent are Democrats?)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/30/opinion/politics/bubble-politics.html

FORBES
— Some House Republicans Criticize Stefanik’s Conservative Creds As She Shores Up Support – Andrew Solender
(DIERSEN: Does Cheney’s replacement have to be a female?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/05/06/some-house-republicans-criticize-stefaniks-conservative-creds-as-she-shores-up-support/

INDEPENDENT
— White House answered fake reporter’s questions for weeks before she was revealed as a “Lego” video gamer. DC reporters frequently asked Jen Psaki questions on behalf of Kacey Montagu, who it turns out was not a real person – Nathan Place
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/white-house-lego-fake-reporter-b1829659.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: At a few recent White House press briefings, reporters have posed questions to Press Secretary Jen Psaki on behalf of a reporter named Kacey Montagu, who said she couldn’t be there due to Covid-19 precautions. In fact, the reason she couldn’t attend is much simpler: Ms Montagu doesn’t exist. According to a new report from Politico, Kacey Montagu is a pseudonym, most likely used by a gamer on the online platform ROBLOX. Within the platform, where players call themselves “Legos”, the so-called Ms Montagu has served as secretary of state in a government simulation called nUSA. But to DC reporters and to the White House itself, she’s become a real-life journalist. “I really wasn’t surprised she fooled these people,” another nUSA player, “pres. arnie vinick,” told Politico. “She’s been bragging about it for a while.” Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, it’s become common for White House reporters to ask questions on behalf of other journalists. That’s because to enable social distancing, the White House has drastically reduced the number of people allowed in the briefing room – from 49 to 14. To get their questions in, the reporters left out submit their questions digitally or through a courteous pool reporter. And into that loophole stepped Kacey Montagu. The mysterious gamer frequently emailed pool reporters with questions – usually after their first pool report of the day came out, so she knew who they were. In case anyone looked her up before relaying her questions, she set up fake Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, naming herself chief political correspondent for White House News or White House Schedule, neither of which exists.)

May 6 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: 60% of IL adults receive vaccine dose as state reports 2,410 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths. 80% of seniors have received at least 1 vaccine dose.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/60%25-of-il-adults-receive-vaccine-dose-as-state-reports-2410-new-covid-19-cases/10584472/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-5/5/2021

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Liz Cheney Clings to GOP Post as Trump Endorses Replacement. Cheney has refused to back down on her criticism under heavy pressure from party leaders who’ve aggressively stood by Trump and his false election claims.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/liz-cheneys-gop-post-in-peril-as-trump-endorses-replacement/2503185/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Top Republicans in House turn on Liz Cheney as Trump gives ‘TOTAL Endorsement’ to Elise Stefanik for her leadership post – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-house-republicans-liz-cheney-20210505-47lvcl2ddneqfdgcwuluk4y7zi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Republican-hater promotes Biden.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-joe-biden-chapman-20210505-pcbweza5n5ff3fq72sm2yk33z4-story.html
— Applicants sought for open Kane County Board seat
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-kane-board-opening-st-0506-20210505-bernuedw5bhzta4rgl5vnuehsu-story.html
— More bad news for higher education: Illinois community college enrollment plummets as COVID-19 sidelines would-be students – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-college-enrollment-spring-covid-tt-20210505-tng3jsbjejbchj5324sjoaggky-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cheney’s post dim as Trump endorses Stefanik to replace her. Donald Trump issued a statement giving his “COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement” to Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to replace Liz Cheney. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/5/22421116/cheneys-post-dim-trump-endorses-stefanik
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/5/22420911/facebook-ban-donald-trump-editorial
— A Mother’s Day plea: Respect parents’ right to protect their minor children by notifying them before a girl has an abortion. The instinct to protect our children is almost primal in its ferocity, and the love between parent and child is a primary foundation of our society. – Amy Gehrke, Executive Director of the Illinois Right to Life and member of the Parents for the Protection of Girls Coalition
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/5/4/22419613/parental-notification-act-mothers-day-reflection-parenting-illinois-legislators

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Governor’s map ‘whopper’ another big disappointment – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-governors-map-whopper-another-big-disappointment/article_783784cb-9f62-54f4-b1e7-ddd18e506229.html

WJBC
— Congressman LaHood calls former President Trump’s Facebook ban a ‘terrible precedent’ – Blake Haas
https://www.wjbc.com/2021/05/05/congressman-lahood-calls-former-president-trumps-facebook-ban-a-terrible-precedent/

CITY OF WHEATON
— VERY SAD: Memorial Day Parade Cancelled Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, the American Legion will not be hosting a Wheaton Memorial Day Parade for 2021.
https://wheaton.il.us/CivicSend/ViewMessage/Message/142315

WHEATON PATCH
— Scaled-Back Fourth Of July Celebration Planned In Wheaton. Wheaton’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks show are back on after being canceled in 2020 due to coronavirus. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/scaled-back-fourth-july-celebration-planned-wheaton
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After being canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wheaton’s Fourth of July celebration will return in 2021, albeit with scaled-back festivities. A fireworks display is set for July 3 at Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Rd. at dusk. The park district website notes that there will be no carnival rides, DJ music or other onsite activities. Residents are also advised to leave their pets at home due to the loud sounds of fireworks and potentially big crowds of people in attendance. Wheaton’s Fourth of July Parade is slated for July 4, though details about the parade time and route are still pending. No candy or other items will be passed out during the parade and those in attendance will be required to wear face masks if they are not from the same household and cannot maintain six feet of social distance. The Wheaton Park District did not immediately respond to Patch’s request for more information Wednesday morning.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FLORIDA CLOSE TO CRACKING DOWN ON BIG TECH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/florida-close-to-cracking-down-on-big-tech.html
— AMERICANS DO NOT WANT THE WOKE RACISM OUR SCHOOLS ARE PEDDLING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/americans-do-not-want-the-woke-racism-our-schools-are-peddling.html
— VICTORY! A SANCTUARY ORDINANCE FALLS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/victory-a-sanctuary-ordinance-falls.html
— SHARING THE COVID VACCINE ‘FORMULA’ WITH FOREIGN COUNTRIES POSES NATIONAL SECURITY RISK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/sharing-the-covid-vaccine-formula-with-foreign-countries-poses-national-security-risk.html
— RAND PAUL TO VISIT CHICAGO
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/rand-paul-to-visit-chicago-.html
— PEORIA AREA PREGNANCY SUPPORT CENTER RUINED BY FIRE SET INTENTIONALLY, OFFICIALS SAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/peoria-area-pregnancy-support-center-ruined-by-fire-set-intentionally-officials-say.html
— ONE CONGRESS MEMBER FROM ILLINOIS OPPOSES GUN CONTROL ADVOCATE DAVID CHIPMAN’S ATF APPOINTMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/one-congress-member-from-illinois-opposes-gun-control-advocate-david-chipmans-atf-appointment.html
— ABORTION ADVOCATE TAMMY DUCKWORTH SELLS MOTHER’S DAY SWAG
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/abortion-advocate-tammy-duckworth-sells-mothers-day-swag.html
— WE CAN REPEAL, NOT JUST REFORM, SECTION 230
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/05/we-can-repeal-not-just-reform-section-230.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,410 new confirmed and probable cases; 30 additional deaths; 2,060 hospitalized; 496 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 3.9 percent average test positivity rate; 71,219 average daily doses; 60 percent of adults and 80 percent of seniors have received at least one dose
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/2410-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-30-additional-deaths-2060-hospitalized-496-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-39-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-71219-average-daily-doses-60-per/
— Biden’s Illinois job approval rating is 51-38 with 11 percent unsure
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/bidens-illinois-job-approval-rating-is-51-38-with-11-percent-unsure/
— Rodney Davis ranked as most bipartisan US Rep. in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/rodney-davis-ranked-as-most-bipartisan-us-rep-in-illinois/
— Morrison Pushes for Real Pension Reform
https://capitolfax.com/2021/05/05/question-of-the-day-3253/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump endorses Stefanik’s bid to oust Cheney from GOP leadership – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/5/donald-trump-endorses-elise-stefaniks-bid-oust-liz/

FOX NEWS
— Trump slams Facebook ban as ‘total disgrace,’ says Big Tech companies ‘must pay a political price’ Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld Trump suspension – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-facebook-ban-reaction-big-tech-companies-political-price

GOPUSA
— ‘Break Them Up’: GOP Vows Big Tech Backlash Over Facebook Trump Ban
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109909
— The Power Behind The White House
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109891
— Biden’s Ruinous Refugee Dump – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=109903

BREITBART
— Facebook ‘Supreme Court’ Upholds the Blacklisting of Donald Trump – LUCAS NOLAN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and who blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/05/05/facebook-supreme-court-upholds-the-blacklisting-of-donald-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— American History Is Being Falsified to Sow Political Division: Mary Grabar – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/american-history-is-being-falsified-to-sow-political-division-mary-grabar_3803398.html

CNBC
— Republicans ramp up threats against Big Tech after Trump Facebook ban upheld – Kevin Breuninger
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who ban me and who ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money. I would focus on those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/republicans-ramp-up-threats-to-big-tech-after-trump-facebook-ban-upheld.html
— Mark Zuckerberg can no longer deflect blame for Trump’s Facebook suspension – Lauren Feiner
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who lame me and blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton’s West District. I would focus on those who destroy those like me a) who refuse to be manipulated or dominated, b) who refuse to glorify and praise them, c) who refuse to pander to them, d) who refuse to serve as one of their operatives or dupes, e) who refuse to cover up their wrongdoing, and/or f) who refuse to give them money.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/mark-zuckerberg-can-no-longer-deflect-blame-for-trumps-facebook-suspension.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Liz Cheney says in op-ed that GOP must pick true conservative values over ‘dangerous and anti-democratic Trump cult of personality’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/05/liz-cheney-republican-party-turning-point/
— Facebook’s problem isn’t Trump. It’s Facebook. – Charlie Warzel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/05/05/facebook-oversight-board-trump-ban-real-problem/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Behind Liz Cheney’s Break With Kevin McCarthy Over Trump. Wyoming Republican’s persistent criticism of former president’s actions before Capitol riot by his supporters turned some of her allies into foes. – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scalise-backs-stefanik-to-replace-liz-cheney-as-gop-conference-chair-11620218211

May 4 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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