February 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan replacement Edward Guerra Kodatt resigns after only 3 days, Angelica Guerrero Cuellar nominated as new successor – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-replacement-edward-kodatt-resigns-after-only-3-days/10367048/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pro-Trump candidate Catalina Lauf announces plans to challenge one of the former president’s Republican critics, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-catalina-lauf-challenge-kinzinger-congress-16th-district-20210224-rohj5knnhvfknnxxdjslqzzkny-story.html
— Madigan’s successor resigns after 3 days, still eligible for month’s pay | Lightfoot caught cussing on hot mic during City Council meeting | Pro-Trump Republican launches bid to unseat Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauf-kinzinger-trump-madigan-kodatt-lightfoot-hot-mic-spin-20210225-pld36jnfxngsxkgdhgwpgojgza-story.html
— Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor in state House resigns just three days after being installed – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Only in Illinois: Two days of ‘work’ and $5,788 possible for ousted Madigan replacement – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-madigan-20210224-gv7ew5xvfzgcxo2vsvsuial3qe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Welch sidesteps ‘inner-party squabbles’ over state Democratic post, but OK with Madigan seat appointment process. Welch, who was chosen to succeed Madigan as speaker last month, discussed Kodatt’s sudden resignation and other issues Wednesday during a livestreamed event. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/24/22299826/speaker-emanuel-chris-welch-madigan-kodatt-kelly-castro-harris-graduated-income-tax
— Lightfoot caught on a hot mic again — this time, using profanity during City Council meeting. As Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez concluded remarks on a Black History Month resolution, Lightfoot can be heard muttering, “You’ve got to be f—ing kidding me.” Lightfoot quickly texted Sanchez, telling her the profane remark had nothing to do with what the alderman was saying. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/24/22299608/lightfoot-chicago-city-council-meeting-hot-mic-comments-black-history-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez

DAILY HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary
— Madigan’s successor resigns amid ‘questionable conduct’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/madigans-successor-resigns-amid-questionable-conduct
— Schaumburg GOP to host forum for township, library candidates Feb. 27
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/schaumburg-gop-to-host-forum-for-township-library-candidates-feb-27
— Cronin: DuPage’s vaccine allotment ‘completely and totally inadequate’ – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210223/cronin-dupages-vaccine-allotment-completely-and-totally-inadequate
— Wheaton League of Women Voters hosts outdoor voter registration events in March – Mary Pritchard
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210224/wheaton-league-of-women-voters-hosts-outdoor-voter-registration-events-in-march

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Hopefuls Open To Marijuana Sales And Gambling. City Council candidates give their views on the issues during a forum. – David Giuliani
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-hopefuls-open-marijuana-sales-gambling

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Assessor Alan Zielinski Trounced by Republican Party-Endorsed Opponent Terra De Baltz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/grafton-township-assessor-alan-zielinski-trounced-by-republican-party-endorsed-opponent-terra-de-baltz/
— Lesperance Retains Nunda Township Road Commissioner Position, Parrish Coalition Captures Control of Township Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/lesperance-retains-nunda-township-road-commissioner-position-parrish-coalition-captures-control-of-township-board/
— Randy Funk Next Algonquin Township Supervisor, Danijela Sandberg Moves to April Contest for Road Commissioner against Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/randy-funk-next-algonquin-township-supervisor-danijela-sandberg-moves-to-april-contest-for-road-commissioner-against-derek-lee-bob-millers-son-in-law/
— A Quote about Politicians Who Get Rich in Office from Harry Truman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/message-of-the-day-a-quote-6/
— What Is Not Taught During Black History Month
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/what-is-not-taught-during-black-history-month/
— Madigan’s Bizarre Mistake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/message-of-the-day-bizarre/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois HFS teaching Unconscious Bias, Microaggression, Microinequities, Microinsults, Microassaults, Microinvalidations. – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/illinois-hfs-teaching-unconscious-bias-microaggression-microinequities-microinsults-microassaults-microinvalidations/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CATALINA LAUF ANNOUNCES BID TO OUST KINZINGER, SAYING TRUMP WILL BACK HER WITH $2M
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/catalina-lauf-announces-bid-to-oust-kinzinger-saying-trump-will-back-her-with-2m.html
— REP. HALBROOK: COLD TEMPERATURES EXPOSE VULNERABILITIES IN WIND ENERGY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rep-halbrook-cold-temperatures-expose-vulnerabilities-in-wind-energy.html
— THEY WANT TO FORCE COVID SHOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/they-want-to-force-covid-shots.html
— THORNER: WORLD’S DEADLIEST VIRUS ISN’T COVID, IT’S COMMUNISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-worlds-deadliest-virus-isnt-covid-its-communism-.html
— INDIANA ELIMINATES LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/indiana-eliminates-license-to-carry-handgun.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? HEADING TO CPAC 2021
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/wheres-weyermuller-heading-to-cpac-2021-.html
— BAILEY LAUNCHES GUBERNATORIAL BID WITH BUS TOUR; SPEAKS TO IR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/bailey-launches-gubernatorial-bid-with-bus-tour-speaks-to-ir-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases; 44 additional deaths; 1,511 hospitalized; 338 in ICU; 2.6 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 55,947 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/2022-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-44-additional-deaths-1511-hospitalized-338-in-icu-26-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55947-average-daily-dosess/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Turley slams Dems’ ‘slippery slope toward censorship’ of conservative outlets – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/jonathan-turley-slams-dems-slippery-slope-toward-c/

CNS NEWS
— How the Left Has Weaponized Charges of ‘Misinformation’ to Quash Dissent – Ben Shapiro
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ben-shapiro/ben-shapiro-how-left-has-weaponized-charges-misinformation-quash-dissent

DAILY CALLER
— Michigan GOP Censures Fred Upton For Voting To Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Spot – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/24/michigan-gop-censured-rep-upton-remove-rep-greene-committee/

FEDERALIST
— Senate Hearing On The Capitol Riot Exonerated Trump. Tuesday’s testimony made perfectly clear that Donald Trump did not incite the Capitol riot. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/24/senate-hearing-on-the-capitol-riot-exonerated-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pence Praises Trump During Meeting With Republicans – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pence-praises-trump-during-meeting-with-republicans_3709477.html

THE HILL
— GOP leaders clash over Trump presence at CPAC – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Those who want to drive conservatives out of the GOP use the GOP’s Big Tent policy to drive conservatives out of the GOP.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540297-mccarthy-cheney-disagree-on-trumps-role-at-cpac
— Democrat posts trans flag across from Marjorie Taylor Greene’s House office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540375-marjorie-taylor-greenes-house-office-neighbor-posts-trans-flag-outside-door
— Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540414-democratic-fury-with-gop-explodes-in-house

February 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— WTTW takes a stand against left-leaning bias — a welcome media move – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-wttw-balta-bias-20210223-p3jfduewszeqda6k6liqbyf2uq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance update ending Chicago police cooperation with federal immigration agents – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-welcoming-city-lightfoot-20210223-bthyklzojjha3evtbevp6v45vy-story.html
— Oak Park board to pursue proclamation apologizing for past harms; trustees divided on reparations proposals – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-reparations-tl-0225-20210223-baewookh6bb7rj6y5jlndymbny-story.html
— Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch gets reprieve from Biden administration through transition | Illinois’ top Democrats split over next state party chair | Pro-Trump Downstate Sen. Darren Bailey launches gubernatorial bid – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-federal-prosecutor-madigan-lausch-biden-spin-20210224-55vljg6j6zgrnjgeeznqqq6jtu-story.html
— John Lausch stays for now. Thank you. We’ll take it. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-stays-20210223-dbtg5b7s2jcq3a432ddfa7zvay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Arlington Park on the block: Corporate owner Churchill Downs looks to sell historic racetrack. Churchill Downs Inc. is pitching the 93-year-old track as a “redevelopment opportunity,” meaning 2021 could be the last year the horses run at Arlington. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298122/arlington-park-sale-churchill-downs-illinois-horse-racing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lausch to stay as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. White House reportedly agrees to request from Sen. Durbin and Duckworth to keep him on, at least for now. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lausch-stay-chicagos-top-federal-prosecutor
— The intriguing fight to succeed Chairman Madigan. The battle over who will head the Illinois Democratic Party takes some very unusual twists. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/intriguing-fight-succeed-chairman-madigan

WREX
— Pritzker, Democrats celebrate monumental criminal justice law while GOP, police push back – Mike Miletich
https://wrex.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-democrats-celebrate-monumental-criminal-justice-law-while-gop-police-push-back/

LAGRANGE PATCH
— La Grange Village Official Bashes Trump. Trustee criticizes ex-president in asking board to approve contracts. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/la-grange-village-official-bashes-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Polling Places for Today’s GOP Primary Elections in Algonquin, Grafton & Nunda Townships – Ballots Today Will Determine All But One Township Official
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/polling-places-for-todays-gop-primary-elections-in-algonquin-grafton-nunda-townships-ballots-today-will-determine-all-but-one-township-official/
— State Senator Darren Bailey Seeking GOP Nomination for Governor – Spoke to Illinois Conservatives in Lake Geneva This Summer
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-seeking-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Sheriff Bill Prim’s Reaction to Governor Pritzker’s Signing of Criminal Law Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/sheriff-bill-prims-reaction-to-governor-pritzkers-signing-of-criminal-law-changes/
— Who’s Responsible for Covid Vaccination of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/whos-responsible-for-covid-vaccination-of-ice-detainees-in-mchenry-county-jail/
— Lakewood Planning on Creating More Speed Traps by Lowering Limits Throughout Village
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lakewood-planning-on-creating-more-speed-traps-by-lowering-limits-throughout-village/
— Porn on Zoom Screen at Dundee Crown High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/porn-on-zoom-screen-at-dundee-crown-high-school/
— Pritzker Press Release on 700-Page Bill Signed Yesterday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-press-release-on-700-page-bill-signed-today/
— Assessor Al Zielinski’s Alleged Sales Chasing Creates Fireworks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/saleschasing/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Files FEC Paperwork as Candidate to Primary Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lauf022321/
— Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/kempf022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Darren Bailey roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-roundup/
— Pritzker, Durbin battle over control of state party
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/pritzker-durbin-battle-over-control-of-state-party/
— 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases; 27 additional deaths; 1,488 hospitalized; 361 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,917 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/1665-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-27-additional-deaths-1488-hospitalized-361-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-30-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55917-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Conservative leaders call for state Attorneys General to probe Facebook, Twitter and Google over liberal bias. ‘Conservative speech is under attack,’ Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/conservative-leaders-state-attorneys-general-facebook-twitter-google-liberal-bias
— Trump wishes Tiger Woods a speedy recovery after LA crash. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wishes-tiger-woods-a-speedy-recovery-after-la-crash

GOPUSA
— House Democrats Target Newsmax, Fox News, OAN For De-Platforming From Cable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106798

BLAZE
— House takes first step in contested election review that may result in Republican being unseated. ‘I can’t think of a worst first step this committee could take’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-takes-first-step-in-contested-election-review-that-may-result-in-republican-being-unseated

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Demand Equal Seats on Capitol Riot Commission (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all, GAO employees are Democrats. Republicans should have always demanded that half of all GAO employees be Republicans.)
https://www.kmjnow.com/news/republicans-demand-equal-seats-on-capitol-riot-commission/

CNS NEWS
— LGBT Advocate to Exhibit at Conservative Political Action Conference – Craig Bannister
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the GOP.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/lgbt-advocate-exhibit-conservative-political-action-conference
— Congressional Dems Trying to Deplatform Fox News May Have Violated First Amendment – Hans Bader
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/congressional-dems-trying-deplatform-fox-news-may-have-violated-first

PJ MEDIA
— Northwestern University in Illinois: ‘The Whiteness Scale’ Tells You How Much of a Racist You Are – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/23/the-whiteness-scale-tells-you-how-much-of-a-racist-you-are-n1427691

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Gun Control Plan Would ‘Criminalize’ up to 105 Million People: Gun-rights Group – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-gun-control-plan-would-criminalize-up-to-105-million-people-gun-rights-group_3707740.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says GOP will “be a minority party forever” if we keep supporting Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540080-kinzinger-gop-will-be-a-minority-party-forever-if-we-keep-supporting-trump
— House Democrats press Facebook on role as a ‘breeding ground for polarization’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/540159-house-democrats-press-facebook-over-role-as-a-breeding-ground-for

YAHOO NEWS
— Graham: Trump will unify GOP, fight Biden’s immigration policies
https://news.yahoo.com/graham-trump-unify-gop-fight-040332040.html
— New podcast explores reparations for Black Americans
https://news.yahoo.com/podcast-explores-reparations-black-americans-010945923.html

CAPITOL RESEARCH
— Corporations Ditch the GOP After Capitol Hill Riot
https://capitalresearch.org/article/corporations-ditch-the-gop-after-capitol-hill-riot/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020 – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/straight-ticket-voting-took-another-big-leap-in-2020.html

February 22 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Why independent US attorneys are a must in Illinois – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-20210222-6fq6guw3s5fa7dlfgmqk2uluya-story.html
— Federal rescue gives Illinois’ leaders the choice to sink or swim – ADAM SCHUSTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-budget-federal-aid-20210220-7ocpu7e7erb3rigjjbd7zebkgm-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois the second most corrupt state, Chicago most corrupt city, UIC report says – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/22/illinois-again-second-most-corrupt-state-uic-study-says/4507737001/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Backlog of Illinois gun owner permits raises call to scrap ‘broken’ system – Darren Iozia
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/backlog-of-illinois-gun-owner-permits-raises-call-to-scrap-broken-system/article_bc5a75f2-ed1a-5806-aba2-9674f1de6ba0.html

SOUTHERN
— Madigan’s role with Democratic Party could cause headaches for politicians, observer says – DEAN OLSEN
https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/madigans-role-with-democratic-party-could-cause-headaches-for-politicians-observer-says/article_ea661ec3-a57c-5a40-ac45-52ff75a5ae97.html

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Darren Bailey expected to announce run for governor – Andrew Adams
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/darren-bailey-expected-to-announce-run-for-governor/article_354bafd2-730b-11eb-889d-678c54871a36.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 95 COVID-19 cases Sunday, 4 deaths, 4.55% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/21/dupage-county-reports-95-covid-19-cases-sunday-4-deaths-455-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— The Equality Act Will Lay Waste to This Already Divided House – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/the-equality-act-will-lay-waste-to-this-already-divided-house/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Origin and True Agenda of ‘Anti-Racist’ Politics. Woke ideology isn’t funded by grassroots communists. It is financed by global corporations and leftist billionaires. The intent is to destroy the sense of shared identity that defines America. – Edward Ring
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-origin-and-true-agenda-of-anti-racist-politics/
— The Sinkin’ Project’s Principled* Party. As one version of the #NeverTrump GOP losers guild falls apart, a new one seeks to fill the void of corporate right-wing lapdog for the media. Here’s why that is a good thing. – Ray McCoy
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/21/the-sinkin-projects-principled-party/

BREITBART
— Big Business Lobbies Biden to Import Foreign Workers as 17M Americans Remain Jobless – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/02/21/big-business-lobbies-biden-import-foreign-workers-17m-americans-remain-jobless/

BLAZE
— Trump supporters embrace Newsmax and OANN while confidence in Fox News as the ‘most trusted source of news’ plummets: poll More bad news for Fox News – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-fox-news-trusted-newsmax-oann

TOWNHALL
— Trump’s Choice — President or Kingmaker? – Terry Paulson
https://townhall.com/columnists/terrypaulson/2021/02/22/trumps-choicepresident-or-kingmaker-n2585056
— Reparations: The Demand from Unclean Hands – Marc Little
https://townhall.com/columnists/marclittle/2021/02/22/reparations-the-demand-from-unclean-hands-n2585099

CAMPUS REFORM
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois State University promotes scholarship for illegal immigrants – Dion J. Pierre
https://www.campusreform.org/article?id=16864

COLLEGE FIX
— ‘We demand not to be coddled.’ UChicago students’ new publication fights cancel culture, supports free speech – JACKSON WALKER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/we-demand-not-to-be-coddled-uchicago-students-new-publication-fights-cancel-culture-supports-free-speech/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Victor Davis Hanson on Woke Ideology and the Way Forward for Conservatives – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/video-victor-davis-hanson-on-woke-ideology-and-the-way-forward-for-conservatives/

— California Republican state senator offers anti-cancel culture bill, Democrats want to cancel her in response – Leslie Eastman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on canceling others. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican and who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/ca-republican-state-senator-offers-anti-cancel-culture-bill-democrats-want-to-cancel-her-in-response/

THE HILL
— Is the ‘civil war’ in the Republican Party really over? – GLENN C. ALTSCHULER
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The war in the Republican Party had always been between a) Republicans, that is, those like me who want the party to defend and advance its platform and b) Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who reject planks in the platform, most commonly, the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/539757-is-the-civil-war-in-the-republican-party-really-over
— Almost half of Republicans would join Trump party: poll – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
https://thehill.com/homenews/politics-101/539779-almost-half-of-republicans-would-join-trump-party-poll
— Scalise avoids blaming Trump for Capitol riot following Mar-a-Lago visit – REMA RAHMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/539769-scalise-avoids-blaming-trump-for-capitol-riot-following-mar-a-lago-visit

POLITICO
— Anti-Trump Republicans face life ’in the wilderness’ Scores of Republicans are bolting the party in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But they’re discovering there’s really no place to go. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/22/anti-trump-republicans-third-party-470783
— Trump gears up for war with his own party. Cocooned in Mar-a-Lago, the newly acquitted ex-president is stepping up his political activities. – GABBY ORR and MERIDITH MCGRAW
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/20/trump-republican-party-midterms-470370

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/02/22/terrorists-white-nationalists-counterinsurgency/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump and his supporters.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/21/exclusive-trump-party-he-still-holds-loyalty-gop-voters/6765406002/

NEWSWEEK
— Big GOP Donors Seek to Funnel Money to Anti-Trump Republicans to Prise Party from His Grip – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/big-gop-donors-seek-funnel-money-anti-trump-republicans-prise-party-his-grip-1570863

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— U.S. Retirement Crisis Hits Black Americans Hard. Lower incomes and homeownership rates are contributing factors. – Anne Tergesen and Heather Gillers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-retirement-crisis-hits-black-americans-hard-11613989981
— What’s Keeping Black Workers From Moving Up the Corporate Ladder? – Vanessa Fuhrmans and Te-Ping Chen
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans cause all the problems that Blacks have.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-keeping-black-workers-from-moving-up-the-corporate-ladder-11613926801
— Is a Mid-Career M.B.A. Worth It? – Patrick Thomas
(DIERSEN: I was 27 years old in 1976 when I earned an MBA from Loyola.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-a-mid-career-m-b-a-worth-it-11613926837

FORBES
— The Wealth Tax – Kevin Coldiron
(DIERSEN; Where did your wealth come from? My wealth came from what I earned doing yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; auditing federal agencies 1980-1997, collecting a Civil Service Retirement System pension since 1997, and collecting Social Security since 2010.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevincoldiron/2021/02/22/the-wealth-tax—when-thomas-piketty-and-eleanor-shellstrop-agree-its-time-to-act/

INC.
— Lost Your Motivation? 3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get It Back It’s not just you. – MINDA ZETLIN
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on demotivating Republicans. I would focus on Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. I would focus on those who focus on demotivating me.)
https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/motivation-self-help-self-care-mood-boosters-mood-improvement-happiness.html

ALTERNET
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters declare war on those who do not hate Trump.
https://www.alternet.org/2021/02/state-gops/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/22/us-white-supremacy-democracy-capitol-attack

February 21 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 20 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 14 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 13 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment trial: Defense lawyers decry his trial, say Democrats cry ‘fight’ too – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-lawyers-decry-his-trial-say-democrats-cry-fight-too-%7C-live/10332855/
— Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley breaks from Donald Trump, says ‘he let us down’ – Alex Meier
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/nikki-haley-we-shouldnt-have-listened-to-trump/10333025/
— Biden administration to begin admitting migrants forced to wait in Mexico – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-administration-to-admit-migrants-waiting-in-mexico/10332796/
— WI marijuana: Milwaukee officials propose reducing weed fines to $1 – Terry Sater
https://abc7chicago.com/10334094/

NBC5
— The Republican Party May Be About to Break Up
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/the-republican-party-may-be-about-to-break-up/2436807/

— A Large Share of Republicans Want Trump to Remain Head of the Party, CNBC Survey Shows – Steve Liesman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/a-large-share-of-republicans-want-trump-to-remain-head-of-the-party-cnbc-survey/2436925/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois reports 2,598 new COVID-19 cases, 32 more deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-2598-new-covid-19-cases-32-more-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Stark divide in Illinois COVID-19 vaccinations by race, ethnicity and age, new data shows – JOE MAHR and JENNY WHIDDEN
(DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that the more of the following that you are, the more that you should let others get vaccinated before you: White, male, older, healthy, heterosexual, married, non-poor, law enforcement officer, veteran, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-illinois-covid-vaccine-demographics-20210212-yuetcgi4mjd6terw62dljefceu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Mike Pence could turn the impeachment trial around.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-trial-pence-chapman-20210212-ollclvwkmfg5rlrill6q74tgpe-story.html
— Chicago-area counties have among the lowest COVID vaccination rates in the state. Officials say they’re handcuffed by supply. – SARAH FREISHTAT and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-covid-illinois-county-vaccination-rates-20210212-iagejgjsyfetlomz7ju3cpne3y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois House has some rule changes, and that’s progress. The Republicans, reform advocates, some editorial boards aren’t totally pleased with changes under new House Speaker Chris Welch. But progress is not the norm. Keep at it. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/12/22280811/illinois-house-rule-changes-speaker-chris-welch-republicans-rich-miller

DAILY HERALD
— Romney’s Family Security Act redistributes wealth, creates distortions, grows government – Veronique de Rugy
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210212/romneys-family-security-act-redistributes-wealth-creates-distortions-grows-government
— No redistricting data until end of September – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210212/news/302129924/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters ask “New Illinois GOP chairman is right to pursue unity; can he achieve it?”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210212/editorial-new-illinois-gop-chairman-is-right-to-pursue-unity-can-he-achieve-it

BUREAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN
— Open letter to Rep. Adam Kinzinger – Evalyn Hassler, Princeton
https://www.shawlocal.com/bureau-county-republican/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/2021/02/11/letter-open-letter-to-rep-adam-kinzinger/

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Kinzinger questions the current direction of the GOP – George Wiebe
https://dailyegyptian.com/105979/news/illinois-representative-kinzinger-questions-the-current-direction-of-the-gop/

MARION REPUBLICAN
— Southern Illinois GOP chairs condemn Kinzinger – Bruce Rodely, Chairman, Perry County GOP
https://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/discuss/20210212/letter-to-the-editor-southern-ilinois-gop-chairs-condemn-kinzinger

FOX ILLINOIS
— U of I continues to fight anti-Semitism – Evan Hensley
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/u-of-i-continues-to-fight-anti-semitism
— NY GOP chair calls for prosecution, impeachment of Cuomo
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/ny-gop-chair-calls-for-prosecution-impeachment-of-cuomo

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Citizens, businesses await action on challenges to Pritzker’s COVID restrictions as judge accuses governor of venue shopping – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/citizens-businesses-await-action-on-challenges-to-pritzkers-covid-restrictions-as-judge-accuses-governor-of/article_de584ab6-6cb9-11eb-bb11-6f94a1886218.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: ILLINOIS ABOUT TO FORCE TEACHERS TO LUNGE INTO “WOKE” OBLIVION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-illinois-about-to-force-teachers-to-lunge-into-woke-oblivion.html
— BIDEN MOVING AMERICA CLOSER TO EMBRACING RADICAL ‘GREAT RESET’ MOVEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/biden-moving-america-closer-to-embracing-radical-great-reset-movement.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s lawyers implore senators not to bow to ‘cancel culture’ as defense rests – Alex Swoyer
(DIERSEN: Who leads the cancel culture in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? I should write a book about those who lead the cancel culture in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/trumps-lawyers-implore-senators-not-bow-cancel-cul/
— ‘Disgusted’ Nikki Haley splits with Trump: ‘He let us down’ – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/nikki-haley-splits-donald-trump-he-let-us-down/
— Trump’s defense highlights Democrats endorsing unrest, calls impeachment ‘political vengeance’ – Dave Boyer and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/trumps-defense-highlights-democrats-endorsing-unre/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Left’s Immigration Plan Under Biden. Influential Democrats in Congress are looking to do a whole lot more than overturn the modest reforms of the Trump administration. – MICHAEL VOLPE
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-lefts-immigration-plan-under-biden/

BREITBART
— Matt Gaetz: GOP Establishment Has a Frontman in Adam Kinzinger – JEFF POOR
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/12/matt-gaetz-gop-establishment-has-a-frontman-in-adam-kinzinger/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Thursday on FNC’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) discussed his ongoing feud with colleague Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) over the direction of the Republican Party and former President Donald Trump’s role in the party. Gaetz reacted to Kinzinger’s efforts to steer the party away from Trump and his allies in the post-Trump presidency era. “If Adam Kinzinger wants to challenge me in a Republican primary, he better pack a lunch if he’s coming to northwest Florida,” Gaetz said. “I think I could win a Republican primary in my district or in the state of Wyoming based on the crowds I got there.” “Donald Trump was a threat to the establishment in both parties, Laura, and in the Republican Party, the establishment wants their power back, and they found their frontman in Adam Kinzinger,” Gaetz continued. “I believe we should still be the America first party that stands against starting wars in places that excessively entangle our country in foreign matters. I don’t think we should invite every illegal alien across our borders so that corporate America can have lower wages for our fellow Americans, and I don’t think we should have trade deals that benefit Wall Street but hollow out the towns and cities throughout our great nation.” The Florida Republican lawmaker reminded viewers that Kinzinger and other Trump critics, including Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), sought jobs from the former president in his presidency’s early stages. “He wanted to be Trump’s secretary of the Air Force,” Gaetz added. “It’s just so funny to me, Laura, that all these people that ended up being anti-Trump wanted jobs with Trump. Romney wanted to be the secretary of state. Kinzinger wanted to be the secretary of the Air Force. He even enlisted my help to get that job. And then when they didn’t get that job, they wanted with President Trump, they all of a sudden decided to accelerate their own fame by becoming critics.”)
— Fauci: ‘We’re Going To Be Wearing Masks for Several, Several Months’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/12/fauci-were-going-to-be-wearing-masks-for-several-several-months/

CNS NEWS
— How Conservatives Can Respond to Big Business’ Betrayal – Tony Perkins
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Wheaton businesses officially dump their customer, dump their employees, dump their etc. who do not promote LGBTQ? How soon, if not already, will Wheaton organizations officially dump their members, dump their etc. who do not promote LGBTQ?)
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tony-perkins/how-conservatives-can-respond-big-business-betrayal
(FROM THE ARTICLE: If there is good news, Justin agrees, it’s that consumers are finally seeing corporate America for what it is. And if their resentment continues to grow, it could signal a major shift in the political landscape. Remember: conservatives and the Republican Party have long been the most reliable advocates of business. Now, with the Chamber of Commerce outing itself as a satellite office of the Democratic Party, a dramatic sea change could be underway.)
— Scalise: Dems ‘Don’t Want You to Know …What Else Was Happening in the Capitol’ on Thursday – Susan Jones
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/susan-jones/scalise-dems-dont-want-you-know-what-else-was-happening-capitol

CBN NEWS
— ‘Fact-Checking’ for Profit: Conservatives Call out Big Tech Funded Censorship – Caitlin Burke
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/february/fact-checking-for-profit-conservatives-call-out-big-tech-funded-censorship

DAILY CALLER
— Biden’s Deputy Press Secretary Suspended Without Pay After Allegations He Threatened Reporter Over Love Story – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/12/tj-ducklo-suspended-without-pay-allegations-intimidated-politico-reporter-tara-palmeri/
— The Left Is Calling To ‘Deprogram’ Trump Supporters — Will Biden Buckle?
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/12/deprogram-reality-czar-ocasio-cortez-white-supremacy-truth-media-joe-biden/

THE HILL
— NRCC finance chair Darin LaHood: Republicans who voted for Trump impeachment will not be penalized – JOSEPH CHO
(DIERSEN: What does LaHood say to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters who want him to not only punish, but to get rid of once and for all a) the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538567-nrcc-chair-says-republicans-who-voted-for-trumps-impeachment-will-not-be

REUTERS
— Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1395092/anti-trump-republicans-face-major-challenge-in-launching-third-party

NBC NEWS
— Trump’s impeachment defense team argues his words before riot were ‘ordinary political rhetoric’ – Adam Edelman
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-defense-present-case-senate-impeachment-trial-n1257601

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Orange County rally organizer accused of running over Trump supporters faces new charges – HANNAH FRY, JAMES QUEALLY
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-01-20/orange-county-rally-organizer-new-charges-assault

USA TODAY
‘– We shouldn’t have followed him’: Nikki Haley sharply condemns Trump’s post-election behavior – William Cummings
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/12/nikki-haley-tells-politico-republicans-shouldnt-have-followed-trump/6735480002/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Firing Actors for Being Conservative Is Another Hollywood Blacklist – Jonathan Chait
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the leading blacklisters in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who are/were leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/gina-carano-mandalorian-fired-hollywood-blacklist-mccarthyism.html

VOICE OF AMERICA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Who Were the US Capitol Rioters?”
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of “normal” Trump supporters once and for all. The more of the following that a Trump-supporter is, the faster that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will get rid of them: White, male, older, non-poor, law enforcement officer, veteran, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, heterosexual, married, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.voanews.com/usa/who-were-us-capitol-rioters
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They found that in contrast to right-wing extremists arrested over the past five years, the Capitol rioters make up an older, better employed crowd. The majority are white and male. Sixty-six percent are 34 years or older; 85% have jobs; 13% are business owners, while 27% hold white-collar jobs. . .Now, nearly five weeks after the attack, researchers at the University of Chicago have concluded that the majority of the rioters were not members of far-right groups but “normal” Trump supporters — part of his political base. Among them were doctors, lawyers, architects and business owners. . .Of the 221 defendants the researchers investigated, 198 had no known links to militias or other far-right groups. That is about 90% of the total. The researchers characterize these unaffiliated rioters as “normal” pro-Trump activists.)

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Don’t Trust Social Media Censorship (DIERSEN: One could compare and contrast the articles that I share with the articles that the following share: Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), and Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO). Overwhelmingly, the articles that IRP, DCRCC, and MTRO do not share promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/general_lifestyle/february_2021/voters_don_t_trust_social_media_censorship

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Angry Republicans may start their own party as GOP rallies around seditionist Trump. They are considering calling it the “Integrity Party” as a rebuke to former President Donald Trump and his supporters.”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/angry-republicans-may-start-party-gop-rallies-around-seditionist-trump/

February 12 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Naperville’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade canceled for second year – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-irish-parade-cancel-st-0212-20210210-vi6pqgbuojek5goidwnkpkkmpa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE: ACLU sues DuPage sheriff to ensure future inmate doesn’t go through withdrawal symptoms – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210212/aclu-sues-dupage-sheriff-to-ensure-future-inmate-doesnt-go-through-withdrawal-symptoms

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— What kind of political shape is Pritzker really in? Here’s what his decision to nix an income tax hike tells us about the governor’s political fortunes as a re-election bid looms. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/what-kind-political-shape-pritzker-really

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— New speaker’s change in plans calls for no change – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-new-speakers-change-in-plans-calls-for-no-change/article_c0afa82b-9563-5ad4-a6ce-16c4448288de.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Davis Says Impeachment Trial “Sets a Terrible Precedent”
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=318896#.YCZAQy4XCM8

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Biden’s abortion polices are abhorrent – Leonard Borries, Teutopolis
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-to-the-editor-bidens-abortion-polices-are-abhorrent/article_573864fe-6c9f-11eb-8f2c-374d33d2458a.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 70,000 COVID-19 cases with 193 new infections reported Thursday, 6 deaths – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/12/dupage-county-surpasses-70000-covid-19-cases-with-193-new-infections-reported-thursday-6-deaths/

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— New Chairman Takes Control Of Missouri Republican Party That’s Riding High – Jason Rosenbaum
(DIERSEN: Comparing Missouri with Illinois says a lot.)
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-02-11/new-chairman-takes-control-of-missouri-republican-party-thats-riding-high
(FROM THE ARTICLE: For newly elected Missouri Republican Party Chairman Nick Myers, his primary goal as leader of the state GOP is pretty simple. “My goal is to elect Republicans,” Myers said. Myers, a certified public accountant from Newton County and longtime party insider, said Missouri Republicans are well positioned to defend a U.S. Senate seat and capture the state auditor’s office next year. And based on the party’s off-the-charts performance in rural and exurban counties, those hopes appear within reach. Missouri Republicans have had four good election cycles in a row — most recently 2020, in which the party swept key statewide races and faced minimal losses to its supermajorities in the Missouri General Assembly. There are plenty of theories behind Republican ascendency, including capturing bellwether areas like Jefferson County or historically Democratic turf in northeast and southeast Missouri. Myers points to how Missouri voters tend to be more conservative and are therefore more responsive to a party that embraces right-of-center ideas. “I think that the Republican Party on the platform, and in general principles, is in sync with Missourians,” Myers said. “And when Missourians understand what the Republican platform and principles are, they will come out and vote for that.”)

WIREPOINTS
— Wirepoints challenges Illinois State Board of Education Director’s claims on new teaching standards – Ted Dabrowski on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight
https://wirepoints.org/ted-dabrowski-challenges-illinois-state-board-of-education-directors-claims-on-new-teaching-standards-wirepoints-on-wttws-chicago-tonight/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DHS will admit 25,000 migrants waiting in Mexico – Stephen Dinan
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs have declared war on Republicans, that is, on conservatives. Democrats and RINOs see immigrants as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all, that is, to get rid of conservatives once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/12/dhs-will-admit-25000-migrants-waiting-mexico/

FOX NEWS
— Biden faces bipartisan backlash after firing prosecutor probing corruption among Illinois Democrats. Democrats and Republicans condemned the move to fire Chicago-based U.S. Attorney John Lausch – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-backlash-after-firing-prosecutor-running-corruption-investigation-illinois-dems

NEWSMAX
— Anti-Trump Republicans Face Major Challenge in Launching Third Party – Reuters
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Conservatives are platform Republicans. Conservative-haters have dominated the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) since at least Big Jim Thompson. Conservative-haters want to use Kinzinger a) to drive all the remaining conservatives out of the IRP and b) destroy the IRP.)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/republicans-anti-trump-third-party-cheney/2021/02/12/id/1009746/

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Order Prevents ‘Arrest, Removal of Nearly All’ Criminal Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/11/report-joe-biden-order-prevents-arrest-removal-of-nearly-all-criminal-illegal-aliens/
— Biden Urges Americans to Wear Masks ‘Over the Next Year’ to Save Lives – HARIS ALIC
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/11/biden-urges-americans-to-wear-masks-over-the-next-year-to-save-lives/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Border Policy Is Surrendering Children To ‘Cartels, Coyotes And Smugglers’ – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/11/donald-trump-stephen-miller-joe-biden-border-policy-surrendering-children-cartels-coyotes-smugglers/
— Unifying The GOP Under Ron DeSantis – RICHARD PROTZMANN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/08/protzmann-unifying-the-gop-under-ron-desantis/

DAILY SIGNAL
— School Choice Provides Opportunity for All of America’s Kids to Have Better Life – Lindsey Burke
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/11/school-choice-provides-opportunity-for-all-of-americas-kids-to-have-better-life/

FREEDOM’S JOURNAL
— Liberals and the Tenth Commandment – Eric M. Wallace
https://freedomsjournalinstitute.snappages.site/blog/2021/02/12/liberals-and-the-tenth-commandment

TOWNHALL
— Pretexts: The Timber of Crooked Democrats – Will Alexander
(DIERSEN: All my critics/opponents, all their operatives, and all their dupes reject one or more of the following planks in the Republican Party platform: traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving). All my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote one or more of the following: dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/willalexander/2021/02/12/pretexts-the-timber-of-crooked-democrats-n2584638
— Rising Republican Rotters To Look Out For – Ilana Mercer
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Conservatives are platform Republicans. Conservative-haters have dominated the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) since at least Big Jim Thompson. Conservative-haters want to use Kinzinger a) to drive all the remaining conservatives out of the IRP and b) destroy the IRP.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2021/02/12/rising-republican-rotters-to-look-out-for-n2584640
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Political pygmy Adam Kinzinger was another young GOPer to rush onto the “enemedia” to announce his hackneyed vision for reclaiming the GOP from the deforming clutches of Trump and MAGA America. Last month, Kinzinger voted to impeach President Trump. He further swelled the chorus by announcing that “the Republican Party had lost its way. If we are to lead again, we need to muster the courage to remember who we are.” So original. So inspirational. “We need to remember what we believe and why we believe it,” Kinzinger continued. “Looking in the mirror can be hard, but the time has come to choose what kind of party we will be, and what kind of future we’ll fight to bring about.” (CNN) With his Country First initiative, Kinzinger evinces his inability to comprehend that, for him, the “Country” ought to comprise of his constituents, the people he represents. It is the lead of his constituents that Kinzinger is obliged to follow, not his own political métier. Kinzinger is a spawn of the military. While we’re at it, let us dispatch for once and for all of the conservative mythology surrounding the philosophical fabric of the military, these days (in Kinzinger’s case the reserve). Isn’t it obvious the military is becoming a morass of leftism, statism, feminism, reverse-racism, interventionism, propositionalism, and other poisonous creeds? If nothing else, the Trump years have made it clear that the military brass has aligned with the Left.)

PJ MEDIA
— The Morning Briefing: In a Just World Democrats Would Pay for Impeachment Lies – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/columns/stephen-kruiser/2021/02/11/the-morning-briefing-in-a-just-world-democrats-would-pay-for-impeachment-lies-n1424563

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— 2 journalists win prizes for work on underrepresented people
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, conservatives are underrepresented in the following: a) leadership of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) leadership of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, and Wheaton Downtown Association, and c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers.)
https://news.yahoo.com/2-journalists-win-prizes-underrepresented-155403790.html

CNN
— Nikki Haley criticizes Trump and says he has no future in the GOP. – Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/12/politics/nikki-haley-donald-trump-gop/index.html

REUTERS
— Anti-Trump Republicans face major challenge in launching third party – Tim Reid, James Oliphant, David Morgan, Joseph Ax
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-third-party-insight-idUSKBN2AC053

NBC NEWS
— Rep. Jordan cites lack of due process, condemns cancel culture in defense of Trump
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-jordan-cites-lack-due-222125949.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Tracking Viral Misinformation. Every day, Times reporters will chronicle and debunk false and misleading information that is going viral online. – Sheera Frenkel
(DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misinformation except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions#instagram-barred-robert-f-kennedy-jrs-account-anti-vaccine-accounts-remain
— The Economic Case for Regulating Social Media. The core business model of platforms like Facebook and Twitter poses a threat to society and requires retooling, an economist says. – Robert H. Frank
(DIERSEN: Who wants you to be regulated? My critics/opponents want to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. Failing that, they want to stop everyone from reading those newsletters. Failing that, me to have to get permission from the following before to I include links to articles in the newsletters: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/11/business/social-media-facebook-regulation.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Most Capitol Riot Suspects Have No Far-Right Group Ties, a Challenge in Fight Against Extremism. About 14% of those facing federal charges have known affiliations with extremist organization. – Joe Palazzolo, Erin Ailworth and Rebecca Davis O’Brien
https://www.wsj.com/articles/most-capitol-riot-suspects-have-no-far-right-group-ties-a-challenge-in-fight-against-extremism-11613139086

USA TODAY
— Trump Facebook ban draws flood of opinions as Oversight Board nears ruling over Capitol riot suspension – Jessica Guynn
(DIERSEN: Who wants you to be banned? I should write a book about those who want me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to be banned. I would focus on a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and e) those who I have sued.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/02/11/facebook-trump-ban-oversight-board-comments/6729949002/

NEWSWEEK
— Adam Kinzinger Duels with Jim Jordan about Donald Trump’s Role in Capitol Riot – DARRAGH ROCHE
(DIERSEN: From what I see, under Kinzinger, sooner or later, if not already, a) Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members will be told to resign unless they dump conservatives, b) Illinois Republican county party chairmen will be told to resign unless they dump conservatives, c) Illinois Republican township and ward party chairmen will be told to resign unless they dump conservatives, and b) Republican precinct committeemen and captains will be told to resign unless they dump conservatives.)
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-duels-jim-jordan-about-donald-trump-role-capitol-riot-1568797

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Australia report says make Google and Facebook pay for news – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents a) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, b) who write and/or publish articles, but c) who do not want me to include links to those articles in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who reject 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. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.startribune.com/australia-report-says-make-google-and-facebook-pay-for-news/600022192/

NORFOLK DAILY NEWS
— It’s a scary time for conservatives – Michael Reagan
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the following who are/were the most anti-conservative: a) leaders of the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, b) Republican leaders of Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton, c) Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, d) leaders of Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, and e) those who I have sued.)
https://norfolkdailynews.com/commentary/it-s-a-scary-time-for-conservatives/article_edb110fe-6ae0-11eb-8f0d-9342836b877e.html

AMERICAN RENAISSANCE
— Racism in Real Estate? Major Realtors’ Association Confronts the Issue – Lew Sichelman
(DIERSEN: If you asked those who have bought homes in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county during the last 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50+ years the following questions, what would they say: a) what were the main reasons why you bought your home, b) what is your political affiliation, and c) what did your realtor say to about political trends? From what I see, about 4 out of 5 homebuyers in my neighborhood, in my precinct, in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, and in DuPage County are Democrats. Ever-increasingly, it seems like realtors are steering Democrats into my neighborhood, into my precinct, into Wheaton’s West District, into Wheaton, into Milton Township, into DuPage County’s 4th District, and into DuPage County. Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they hate Republicans.)
https://www.amren.com/news/2021/02/racism-in-real-estate-major-realtors-association-confronts-the-issue/

NEW REPUBLIC
— Can There Ever Be a Working-Class Republican Party? The party of the country club tries to embrace a new egalitarian economic agenda. – Christopher Caldwell
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents despise/hate the working class. They stress that 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. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they would never stoop to take such jobs and b) that holding such jobs proves that you are an abject loser/failure.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/161113/republican-working-class-agenda-hawley-rubio

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “‘Trumpism Is Violence. The former president made violence integral to his political appeal from the beginning to the end of his tenure in office.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/trumpism-violence/618010/

AXIOS
— Republicans raise bias claims to board reviewing Trump’s Facebook ban
https://www.axios.com/republicans-raise-bias-claims-to-board-reviewing-trumps-facebook-ban-164ec898-4569-45a1-bbc0-5708b5bcce1d.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “‘Accomplice’ senators who amplified Trump’s lies now get a say in his fate. Republicans Josh Hawley, Ted Cruz and others unabashedly endorsed the former president’s assault on democracy.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/11/republican-senators-accomplices-trump-impeachment-josh-hawley-ted-cruz

DAILY MAIL
— Iowa GOP lawmaker wants to poll university employees on their political party affiliations amid accusations that conservative speech has been suppressed on campuses.  Iowa state Senator Jim Carlin introduced bill this week to poll university workers. Anonymous poll would be conducted by the state’s Board of Regents. Includes University of Iowa, Iowa State U and University of Northern Iowa. It comes after all three schools apologized for ‘egregious’ free speech violations. Republicans have accused the schools of repressing conservative students. – KEITH GRIFFITH
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats who despised, if not hated Republicans. Nevertheless, I got promoted in 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1986.)
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9251971/Iowa-GOP-lawmaker-wants-poll-university-employees-political-party-affiliations.html