June 2 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Will employers still test for marijuana once recreational use is legal in Illinois? Don’t keep a pipe at your desk just yet. – Lisa Schencker (DIERSEN: Questions to ask all those who represent/lead you in government and in politics and want to represent/lead you in government and in politics: Have you ever used marijuana, and if so, when and why? Will you use marijuana for recreational use when it is legal, and if so, how often and why?) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-in-the-workplace-20190321-story.html
— Illinois Senate approves legalizing sports betting, gambling expansion and funding for nearly $45 billion capital construction plan – Jamie Munks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-illinois-general-assembly-session-wrap-20190602-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois House skirts salary-freeze vote, in line for $1,600 increase – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190602/news/306029915/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Buffalo Grove promotes LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190602/its-a-long-time-coming-buffalo-grove-embraces-first-pride-parade

ABC7
— Bernie Sanders calls Pres. Trump ‘a racist, a sexist, a homophobe and a religious bigot’ – Krisann Chasarik
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sanders-calls-trump-racist-a-sexist-a-homophobe-and-a-religious-bigot/5326904/

NBC5
— Illinois Legislature Passes Long-Awaited Gambling Bill The initiative now heads over to be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-legislature-continues-work-even-after-may-31-deadline-510710891.html

CBS2
— Illinois Lawmakers Approve First Step Toward Casino In Chicago – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/01/illinois-lawmakers-approve-first-step-toward-casino-in-chicago/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois’ Catholic leaders denounce passage of Reproductive Health Act – REBECCA ANZEL 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois-catholic-leaders-denounce-passage-of-reproductive-health-act/article_1e339649-ddaa-50c2-9bd3-a3cab1555672.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Illinois House closes out ‘historic’ session Final pieces of budget, capital plan, expanded gambling clear chamber – Peter Hancock
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-House-closes-out-8216-historic-8217-13917283.php

JOURNAL TOPICS
— Ill. House OKs Billions For Agencies, Infrastructure, Gambling Expansion; Await Senate OK – Todd Wessell 
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/ill-house-oks-billions-for-agencies-infrastructure-gambling-expansion-await-senate-ok/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— “Growth of Slot Machines ‘Unimaginable’”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/growth-of-slot-machines-unimaginable/ 
— Candidates at Harvard’s Milk Day Parade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/candidates-at-milk-day-parade/ 
— NW Herald Identifies DCFS Case Worker on AJ Freund Case was McHenry County Board Member Carlos Acosta
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/nw-herald-identifies-dcfs-case-worker-on-aj-freund-case-was-mchenry-county-board-member-carlos-acosta/ 
— Capital Bill Passes, Gas Tax Doubled, Cigarette Tax Up $1 a Pack, Those Representing McHenry County Who Voted “Yes”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/01/capital-bill-passes/
— Senate Roll Call on Massive Gambling Expansion Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/senate-roll-call-on-massive-gambling-expansion-bill/ 
— Pritzker’s Success Claims
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/pritzkers-success-claims/ 
— Legislators Raise Their Salaries as They Raise Our Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/legislators-raise-salaries-as-they-raise-taxes/ 
— Senate Passes Doubling of Gas Tax
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/senate-passes-doubling-of-gas-tax/ 
— DeWitte Explains Support for Gas Tax Hike
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/dewitte-explains-support-for-gas-tax-hike/ 
— State Senate Passes Recreational Pot Bill 38-17
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/02/state-senate-passes-recreational-pot-bill-38-17/

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker totals up his wins
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/pritzker-totals-up-his-wins/
— Legislators in line for first pay raise in eleven years
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/legislators-in-line-for-first-pay-raise-in-eleven-years/
— Budget, capital, gaming roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/budget-capital-gaming-roundup-2/
— Sunday legislative cheat sheet
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/02/sunday-legislative-cheat-sheet/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Mexico dispatches one of its biggest Trump-haters to persuade Trump to halt tariffs – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/mexico_dispatches_one_of_its_biggest_trumphaters_to_persuade_trump_to_halt_tariffs.html

BREITBART
— Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke ‘Big Idea’ to Give Illegal Aliens Blanket Citizenship – Michelle Moons (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at illegals, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/02/robert-beto-orourke-big-idea-to-give-illegal-aliens-blanket-citizenship/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump: Mexico Is ‘Abuser’ of the US; ‘America Has Had Enough!’ – BOWEN XIAO (DIERSEN: Countries commit “acts of war” a) when they illegally send their citizens into another country illegally, b) illegally keep their citizens illegally in another country illegally, and c) illegally send illegal drugs into another country illegally.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-mexico-is-an-abuser-of-the-us-america-has-had-enough_2947596.html

ONE NEWS NOW
— Trump approval rating soars to 2-yr. high at 48% – Michael F. Haverluck
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2019/06/02/trump-approval-rating-soars-to-2-yr-high-at-48

GRAND JUNCTION DAILY SENTINEL
— No applicants yet for open city council seat
https://www.gjsentinel.com/news/western_colorado/no-applicants-yet-for-open-city-council-seat/article_c619be00-84f6-11e9-aedc-20677ce05640.html

FORBES
— 5 Ways To Keep Your Resume Out Of The ‘No’ Pile – Marie Zimenoff
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/06/02/5-ways-to-keep-your-resume-out-of-the-no-pile/#aa332d86b5dc

NEWSWEEK
— ‘DRAFT DODGING’ TRUMP AND ADVISER BOLTON ARE ‘CHICKENHAWKS’ PUSHING U.S. TO WAR WITH IRAN, DEMOCRATIC 2020 CANDIDATE SETH MOULTON WARNS – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/draft-dodging-trump-bolton-chickenhawks-iran-war-1441548

MOTLEY FOOL
— 5 Workplace Benefits Today’s Employees Want, but Don’t Have – Maurie Backman (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have decried the benefits that I had as a federal employee, and since 1997 when I was 49 years old, the benefits that I have had as a federal retiree.)
https://www.fool.com/careers/2019/06/02/5-workplace-benefits-todays-employees-want-but-don.aspx

CHICAGO PRIDE
— In Tweet, Trump recognizes June as LGBT Pride month – Carlos Santoscoy
http://chicago.gopride.com/news/article.cfm/articleid/103417225/in-tweet-trump-recognizes-june-as-lgbt-pride-month

February 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Meth deaths skyrocket as new drug cartel fueled threat hits Chicago area streets – Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner
https://abc7chicago.com/meth-deaths-skyrocket-as-new-drug-cartel-fueled-threat-hits-chicago-area-streets/5115025/

 

NBC5
— Illinois Business Groups Pitch Geography-Based Minimum Wage – John O’Connor (DIERSEN: The cost of living is very high in DuPage County.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/illinois-business-groups-pitch-geography-based-minimum-wage-505187761.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pritzker orders stepped-up fight against HIV – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/pritzker-orders-stepped-up-fight-against-hiv

 

WGN RADIO
— Speaker Mike Madigan opponent Jason Gonzales on Madigan’s “sham candidates”
https://wgnradio.com/2019/02/01/speaker-mike-madigan-opponent-jason-gonzales-on-madigans-sham-candidates/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts expands Trump fundraising role – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/cubs-todd-ricketts-expands-trump-fundraising-role/
— Foxconn says it plans to proceed with Wisconsin plant after Trump intervention – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/foxconn-proceeds-with-wisconsin-plan-after-trump-intervenes/
— Support for ‘Medicare-for-all’ fluctuates as more details emerge: Poll – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/health/support-for-medicare-for-all-fluctuates-as-more-details-emerge-poll/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker orders stepped-up fight against HIV – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/midwest/ct-pritzker-eliminate-hiv-20190201-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use problems with opioids to push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-opioid-marijuana-law-20190130-story.html
— Abortion maximalists stand on shaky moral ground – Jonah Goldberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-abortion-late-term-virginia-law-goldberg-0204-20190201-story.html
— Taxpayers have already spent money on Foxconn – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-lns-foxconn-investment-fact-check-st-0202-20190201-story.html
— Foxconn again shifts Wisconsin plan, says it will proceed with LCD factory after Trump intervenes – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-foxconn-wisconsin-plant-20190201-story.html
— Chicago’s top cop: ‘We are making gains’ in investigation of reported attack on ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett – Rosemary Sobol
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-jussie-smollett-empire-statement-20190201-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Trump’s ‘America first’ mantra will be prominent in address – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190201/news/302019870/
— Women will surround Trump at State of the Union address – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190201/news/302019972/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker’s next steps on these issues will tell us plenty We will learn a lot about the future from how the new governor performs now. – RICH MILLER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/rich-miller-springfield/pritzkers-next-steps-these-issues-will-tell-us-plenty

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— State Rep. David McSweeney pushes bill to end lawmaker pensions
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/01/31/state-rep-david-mcsweeney-pushes-bill-to-end-lawmaker-pensions/

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Foxconn again shifts Wisconsin plan after Trump intervenes – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/foxconn-again-shifts-wisconsin-plan-after-trump-intervenes/article_138b0cc8-cddb-5670-8e66-04b82962bff9.html

 

ALTON DAILY RECORD & KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, pot pushers use problems with opioids to push pot.
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=278799#.XFSSY1xKiM8
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/new-program-swaps-opioids-for-pot-to-ease-pain/article_442dcb06-2633-11e9-b0c9-bb495f6f2590.html

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Progressive push ahead for new governor, Legislature Both Democrats and Republicans stress working together – REBECCA ANZEL, PETER HANCOCK and JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/01/30/progressive-push-ahead-for-new-governor-legislature/ail1zl3/

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Downsizing government – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Those Democrats use downsizing to not hire, to not retain, to not promote, and to get rid of their employees who are Republican, and especially their Republican employees who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019-02-01/editorial-downsizing-government.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lara Trump joins State of the Union town hall special
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/lara-trump-joins-state-of-the-union-town-hall-special

 

GLEN ELLYN PATCH
— Free Narcan Training Classes Offered In DuPage County The free classes illustrate how Narcan to be used to save a life in the event of an overdose. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/glenellyn/free-narcan-training-classes-offered-dupage-county

 

DAVID MCSWEENEY
— Illinois has gone from one of the most prominent contributors to the U.S. economy to rapidly shrinking in population and job growth. We need to get our state back on track by cutting taxes, reigning in spending, and advancing pro-growth policies that help create jobs!
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1091370591695880193

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois lawmakers to try again on Tobacco 21 bill – Brett Rowland
https://www.ilnews.org/news/health/illinois-lawmakers-to-try-again-on-tobacco-bill/article_3af6b638-2651-11e9-8310-7324dca95bb6.html
— Davis, Durbin both want to avoid another federal shutdown – Cole Lauterbach, Greg Bishop and Brett Rowland
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/davis-durbin-both-want-to-avoid-another-federal-shutdown/article_27794c96-2652-11e9-ac43-af5b9dc5585a.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— TODD RICKETTS TO BE TRUMP VICTORY COMMITTEE’S FINANCE CHAIRMAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/todd-ricketts-to-be-trump-victory-committees-finance-chairman.html
— HOMESCHOOLING PRODUCES BETTER-EDUCATED, MORE-TOLERANT KIDS. POLITICIANS HATE THAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/homeschooling-produces-better-educated-more-tolerant-kids-politicians-hate-that.html
— ELIZABETH WARREN’S ‘WEALTH TAX’ IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/elizabeth-warrens-wealth-tax-is-unconstitutional.html
— UNDER TRUMP, US ECONOMIC FREEDOM RISES SIGNIFICANTLY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/under-trump-us-economic-freedom-rises-significantly.html
— THORNER & O’NEIL: HOW AND WHY DID AMERICA COME TO EMBRACE SOCIALISM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/thorner-oneil-how-and-why-did-america-come-to-embrace-socialism-.html
— PRITZKER GUIDES STATE FUNDING TOWARDS FIGHTING ILLINOIS HIV EPIDEMIC
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/pritzker-guides-state-funding-towards-fighting-illinois-hiv-epidemic.html
— ILLINOIS NEXT TO EMBRACE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/02/illinois-next-to-embrace-universal-healthcare-.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Todd Ricketts joins Trump Victory Committee
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/01/todd-ricketts-joins-trump-victory-committee/
— Pritzker signs EO to help end HIV epidemic
https://capitolfax.com/2019/02/01/pritzker-signs-eo-to-help-end-hiv-epidemic/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Chris Cuomo: MAGA hats may be analogous to ‘I hate black people’ apparel Don Lemon to Trump supporters: ‘It can’t just be about what you want it to be about’ – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/1/chris-cuomo-maga-hats-may-be-analogous-to-i-hate-b/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Is it OK to wear a MAGA hat in public? Of course it is, you Lemon – Tom Rogan
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/is-it-okay-to-wear-a-maga-hat-in-public-of-course-it-is-you-lemon

 

GOPUSA
— Planned Parenthood: The Auschwitz of America – Bobby Eberle
http://www.gopusa.com/planned-parenthood-the-auschwitz-of-america/
— Survey finds troubling attitude toward First Amendment on campus
http://www.gopusa.com/survey-finds-troubling-attitude-toward-first-amendment-on-campus/
— Howard Schultz criticized for selling ‘painfully white’ music in Starbucks
http://www.gopusa.com/howard-schultz-criticized-for-selling-painfully-white-music-in-starbucks/

 

FOX NEWS
— Restaurant owner who banned customers in MAGA hats takes back remarks, apologizes for ‘amplifying the anger’ – Michael Bartiromo
https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/restaurant-owner-who-banned-customers-in-maga-hats-takes-back-remarks-apologizes-for-amplifying-the-anger
— Chef ‘Burned’ After Banning Guests Sporting Trump ‘MAGA’ Hats
https://insider.foxnews.com/2019/02/01/chef-bans-maga-hats-california-restaurant-trump-supporters-media-respond

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Boundless Depravity Of Democrats – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29602

 

BREITBART
— Snopes Quits as Facebook’s Fact-Checker, Suggests Blacklisting Instead – Joshua Caplan (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that blacklist me and why they blacklist me? Most blacklist me a) because I refuse to carry out their blacklist orders, b) because they blacklist all individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that they cannot manipulate/dominate, c) because they reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, d) because they reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, e) because they were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or f) because they are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/02/01/snopes-quits-as-facebooks-fact-checker-suggests-blacklisting-instead/

— CNN’s Chris Cuomo Likens MAGA Hat to ‘I Hate Black People’ T-Shirts – Joshua Caplan
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/01/cnns-chris-cuomo-likens-maga-hat-to-i-hate-black-people-t-shirts/

 

BLAZE
— California restaurant owner changes his mind about not serving customers in MAGA hats – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/restaurant-owner-changes-mind-about-not-serving-customers-in-maga-hats-after-realizing-thats-discrimination

 

TOWNHALL
— Fraud Elizabeth Warren Attempts to Rescue Her Presidential Run, Apologizes for DNA Stunt – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/02/01/liz-warren-sorry-i-took-that-dna-test-n2540670

 

DAILY SIGNAL
— After Republican Objects, Democrats Keep ‘So Help Me God’ in Committee Oath – Tony Perkins
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/31/after-republican-objects-democrats-keep-so-help-me-god-in-committee-oath/

 

HOT AIR
— Sen. Rick Scott: Democrat’s Irrational Hate Is Standing In The Way Of An Immigration Compromise – JOHN SEXTON
https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/01/sen-rick-scott-democratic-hate-standing-way-immigration-compromise/

 

CNS NEWS
— Tony Perkins: Removing God from Gov’t Has Increasingly Become Focus of the Left – Tony Perkins
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/tony-perkins/tony-perkins-removing-god-govt-has-increasingly-become-focus-left

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Got Hope? – Dr. Robert R. Owens
https://canadafreepress.com/article/got-hope

 

THE HILL
— Trump: ‘Good chance’ I will declare emergency to build wall – JORDAN FABIAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/428064-trump-good-chance-i-will-declare-emergency-to-build-wall
— Dems warn against deporting former Trump golf course workers – RAFAEL BERNAL
https://thehill.com/latino/427965-dems-warn-against-deporting-former-trump-golf-course-workers
— Virginia GOP calls for Northam to resign if he’s in photo in blackface or KKK – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/428139-virginia-gop-calls-for-northam-to-resign-if-hes-in-photo-in-blackface-or

 

CNN
— State of the Union will kick off an epic fight between Trump and Pelosi – Julian E. Zelizer
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/31/opinions/state-of-the-union-trump-pelosi-zelizer/index.html
— Virginia governor’s yearbook page shows 2 people in blackface, KKK garb – Caroline Kelly
https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/politics/northam-blackface-photo/index.html

 

CBS NEWS
— Restaurant owner bans “Make America Great Again” hats, then apologizes – KATHRYN WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/restaurant-owner-bans-make-america-great-again-hats-then-apologizes/

 

YAHOO NEWS
— Laura Ingraham encourages people to wear MAGA hats to show what ‘tolerance’ looks like – Kyle Moss
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/laura-ingraham-encourages-people-wear-maga-hats-show-tolerance-looks-like-190236539.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting rich voters to hate Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/opinion/republicans-democrats-2018-economy-prosperity.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Restaurant owner apologizes for MAGA hat comment
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/restaurant-owner-apologizes-for-maga-hat-comment/2019/02/01/94ea0abe-2057-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html
— Gov. Ralph Northam ‘deeply sorry’ after photo emerges from his 1984 yearbook showing blackface, KKK hood – Laura Vozzella, Jim Morrison and Gregory S. Schneider
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/va-gov-northams-medical-school-yearbook-page-shows-men-in-blackface-kkk-robe/2019/02/01/517a43ee-265f-11e9-90cd-dedb0c92dc17_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Foxconn Says It Will Move Forward With Wisconsin Plant After Conversation with Trump Foxconn statement comes after company said it was reassessing the Wisconsin display factory
https://www.wsj.com/articles/foxconn-says-it-will-move-forward-with-wisconsin-plant-after-conversation-with-trump-11549047068


— During Shutdown, Federal Employees Considered Leaving Government Work Budget fight and resulting worker furloughs touched off wave of searches on job websites – Sharon Nunn (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated the most hatred of past, present, and future federal employees. I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and I have been a federal retiree for more than 21 years.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/during-shutdown-federal-employees-considered-leaving-government-work-11549038667

 

BLOOMBERG
— Facebook and Twitter Take Down a Wave of Political Manipulation – Sarah Frier and Selina Wang
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-31/facebook-takes-down-iranian-accounts-trying-to-manipulate-users

 

FORBES
— Imagine, If Your Social Media “Score” Affected Whether You Got A Loan: In China It Could Happen – Jim Henry
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhenry/2019/01/31/imagine-if-your-social-media-score-affected-whether-you-got-a-loan-in-china-it-could-happen/#84d4233665f1

 

SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
— Is working for the federal government a good job? – Phillip Molnar (DIERSEN: Many millions have not and will not seek a job with the federal government a) because the pay and benefits are terrible, b) because the advancement opportunities are terrible, c) because they lack required education, work experience, professional certifications, and/or professional licenses, d) because they cannot pass an employment examination, e) because they cannot pass a background investigation, f) because they cannot pass a physical examination, g) because they cannot take the demonization, denigration, and condemnation that comes with being a federal employee or federal retiree, and/or h) because they are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran and they know that the federal government discriminates against the aforesaid.)
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/economy/sd-fi-federal-workers-20190201-htmlstory.html

 

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Town Lets Homeowner Keep ‘Impeach Trump’ Sign, for Now A Massachusetts man will get to keep a large banner reading “Impeach Trump” on his home.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/massachusetts/articles/2019-02-01/town-lets-homeowner-keep-impeach-trump-sign-for-now

 

YALE DAILY NEWS
— Yalies support affirmative action, survey finds – SKAKEL MCCOOEY (DIERSEN: Democrats use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, and “up-or-out” to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/02/01/yalies-support-affirmative-action-survey-finds/

January 8 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump Addresses the Nation: 8:00 PM CST
https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/
— Congress Must Do More to Address The Border Crisis
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/congress-must-do-more-to-address-the-border-crisis/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump to take case for border wall to prime-time audience – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/president-trump-to-take-case-for-border-wall-to-prime-time-audience

 

ABC7
— TRUMP TO ADDRESS NATION TUESDAY NIGHT
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-address-nation-amid-government-shutdown/5033862/
— Woman with concealed carry license fatally shoots would-be robber in Fernwood, police say – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/video-woman-with-concealed-carry-license-fatally-shoots-would-be-robber-in-fernwood/5034294/
— More than 2M IL residents could lose SNAP benefits if shutdown continues – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-address-nation-amid-government-shutdown/5033862/
— Senator Dick Durbin calls for end to shutdown as TSA workers fear they won’t get paychecks – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/sen-durbin-tsa-workers-victims-of-trump-shutdown/5033508/

 

CBS2
— Lawmakers Convene For Last Full Day Of The 100th General Assembly
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/01/08/lawmakers-convene-for-last-full-day-of-the-100th-general-assembly/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— New state lawmakers to be sworn in Wednesday. Some big names are out, but the biggest remain. – Mike Riopell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-legislature-new-class-20190108-story.html#nt=oft13a-2gp1
— After 4-year political war, House Speaker Michael Madigan calls Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term an ‘epic struggle’ – Mike Riopell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-bruce-rauner-final-report-20190108-story.html
— Government shutdown hits Chicago-area workers: ‘We have a big swath of people … who are just very concerned about putting food on their plates’ – Morgan Greene (DIERSEN: How have federal government shutdowns impacted you? I was a federal retiree and Social Security recipient during shutdowns in 2013 and this year. I was an IRS employee during shutdowns in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. I was a GAO employee during shutdowns in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995, and 1996. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that neither my wife nor I have never had any dependents to support and that my wife had income during all the shutdowns since we got married in 1978.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-federal-government-shutdown-chicago-update-20190107-story.html
— Congressmen give up pay during shutdown – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-shutdown-congress-pay-brian-hopkins-sterling-bay-20190108-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Capitol Hill publication Roll Call, which is keeping a tally of lawmakers diverting their pay during the shutdown, points out: “Of course, members of Congress are typically much wealthier than federal employees. More than 200 members of the last Congress enjoyed a minimum net worth of $1 million or more, according to Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress report.”)
— Chicago student organizing local Women’s March rally: ‘We are ready to fight for humanity’ – Elvia Malagon (DIERSEN: Women’s marches are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-young-women-march-rally-20190108-story.html
— A Dem showdown in Springfield: Will Stava-Murray persist against Madigan? – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-mcqueary-stava-murray-madigan-speaker-0109-20190108-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner riffs: ‘Scared’ for state, ‘appalled’ by Trump, ‘ecstatic’ Burke charged – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-scared-pritzker-tax-appalled-trump-ecstatic-edward-burke-charged/
— Trump seeks an edge in shutdown fight with TV address – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/trump-border-wall-speech-oval-office-crisis-government-shutdown/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois House votes to remove tollway board directors amid concerns of ‘unethical behavior’ – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190108/illinois-house-votes-to-remove-tollway-board-directors-amid-concerns-of-unethical-behavior
— Pence calls on Democrats to accede to demand for wall money, end shutdown – John Wagner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190108/pence-calls-on-democrats-to-accede-to-demand-for-wall-money-end-shutdown

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lawmakers order Illinois Tollway shake-up The Illinois House today overwhelmingly approved a bill to fire tollway Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and the rest of his board. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lawmakers-order-illinois-tollway-shake

 

WTTW
— In Final Days as Governor, Rauner Opens Up on Trump, Taxes, Unions and Burke – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2019/01/08/final-days-governor-rauner-opens-trump-taxes-unions-and-burke

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Rauner calls education achievements most important of administration – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190108/rauner-calls-education-achievements-most-important-of-administration

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say that a Trump-hater “unravels Trump’s border wall claims.”
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/cuomo-unravels-trump-s-border-wall-claims/video_fa58bf99-ef57-58e6-a188-a150ac1fb6c2.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to take case for border wall to prime-time audience – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-take-his-case-to-build-wall-to-prime-time-audience
— Networks to air Pelosi, Schumer rebuttal to Trump – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/pelosi-schumer-will-give-democratic-response-to-trump-primetime-remarks

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Where U.S. Battles Over Abortion Will Play Out In 2019 – JULIE ROVNER
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/where-us-battles-over-abortion-will-play-out-2019#stream/0
— Despite 70,000 Furloughed IRS Workers, White House Vows Refunds Will Be Issued – BRIAN NAYLOR
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/despite-70000-furloughed-irs-workers-white-house-vows-refunds-will-be-issued#stream/0

 

WQAD
— Outgoing Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner presents the highlights of his term – AP
https://wqad.com/2019/01/08/outgoing-illinois-governor-bruce-rauner-presents-the-highlights-of-his-term/

 

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Rauner touts less red tape, union-fee win – AP
https://fox2now.com/2019/01/08/rauner-touts-less-red-tape-union-fee-win/

 

WMAY
— Rauner’s Final Report To Lawmakers Repeats Call For Turnaround Agenda
https://www.wmay.com/2019/01/08/rauners-final-report-to-lawmakers-repeats-call-for-turnaround-agenda/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage, Kane Co. Sheriffs Join Forces To Fight Drugs, Sex Traffic “It’s all about public safety, not politics,” Republican Mendrick said of his partnership with Democrat Hain. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-kane-co-sheriffs-join-forces-fight-drugs-sex-traffic

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney’s McHenry County Township Abolition by Referendum Bill Sent to Governor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/01/08/mcsweeneys-mchenry-county-township-abolition-by-referendum-bill-sent-to-governor/
— McHenry County Clerk Tirio Sues Noonan, Tenner, Illinois Integrity Fund; Jack Franks, Breaker Press Cited as “Respondents in Discovery”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/?p=123161

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives says state GOP should go back to basics – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511717576-ives-says-state-gop-should-go-back-to-basics
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) thinks it is time Republican lawmakers have a meeting of the minds to have any chance of saving themselves from themselves. “Republican Party leadership should meet and openly discuss [outgoing Gov. Bruce] Rauner’s wholesale betrayal and ineptitude,” Ives, who narrowly lost to Rauner in the Republican primary, told the DuPage Policy Journal. “The result should be throwing out the current head of the Illinois GOP [IGLOP}, Tim Schneider.” With Illinois in dire straits and many voters desperate for change, Ives said, Republican leaders should consider it a personal insult that the party did as poorly as it did in November’s general election, when Democrats easily captured both chambers of the legislature in Springfield as well as the governorship. “The ILGOP’s massive inability to win campaigns in the worst-run state in the nation is embarrassing,” she said. “Every aspect of our campaigns should be reassessed.” According to the Illinois Review, Ives joined Sean Morrison, Cook County GOP chairman and Cook County commissioner, in calling for immediate action. The two have been publicly backed by John McGlasson, an Illinois GOP State Central Committee member. Ives said many of the party’s issues could be solved by Republicans simply electing to be real Republicans again. “We have a party platform,” she said. “If leaders and candidates would agree to uphold the well-thought-out tenets of the Republican Party platform, there would be no division.” Finally, Ives said, it is time that Republican lawmakers make sure voters are well aware of why the state is as bad off as it is right now. “Our minority status in the legislature gives us an opportunity to place the blame squarely where it belongs, on the Democrats who have run this state into a fiscal mess,” she said.)

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— LAME-DUCK HOUSE PASSES STATE GOVERNMENT PAY HIKES – Joe Kaiser (DIERSEN: How big of a paycut would you take to get a government job?)
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/lame-duck-general-assembly-pushes-for-state-government-pay-hikes/
— MOVING COMPANY RANKS ILLINOIS 2ND IN NATION FOR OUTBOUND MOVES – Joe Barnas
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/moving-company-ranks-illinois-2nd-in-nation-for-outbound-moves/

 

ILLINOIS CHANNEL
— Rep Jeanne Ives (R): Lessons Learned as a State Representative
http://www.illinoischannel.org/2019/01/07/rep-jeanne-ives-r-lessons-learned-as-a-state-representative/

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Rauner talks about the current state of the GOP and its future
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/08/rauner-talks-about-the-current-state-of-the-gop-and-its-future/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Speaking of politics, Rauner refused to comment on who should run for governor next, but said he hoped “reform-minded leaders” would step forward, saying he would “encourage them” and perhaps help them. He appeared to wave off a direct return to politics for himself, but said it’s “yet to be determined” what he would do. “We live in such volatile times. I can’t predict yet what makes sense.” When asked about former Gov. Jim Edgar’s admonition that the party choose a moderate and Rep. Jeanne Ives’ warning that the party needs to choose someone who will adhere to the party’s conservative platform, Rauner said the two “are both right [and] they’re both partly wrong, and unfortunately I think they’re both part of the problem”… Republicans won’t win unless we’re moderate in many ways on many things. And I certainly consider myself a moderate on many things. If you look at my record, and the things I’ve advocated and the bills I’ve signed, most people would say I’m a moderate. That said, if you’re gonna be a moderate to win elections, but you’re not going to be a reformer and fix the problems, what’s the point of winning? And, in Illinois, Republicans have won, in the 80s and 90s, but then they did the same bad stuff that the Democrats did. Kick the can on pension payments, don’t reform the system, raise taxes with no reforms, over-regulate businesses. If you’re gonna moderate to win and then do the same thing that the guy or gal that you were running against would do, what’s the point? And I think Rep. Ives is correct that you got to have some principles, and you’ve got to be fiscally responsible/conservative… balance budgets. To me, I hope the Republican Party rallies around a unifying message of being pro-taxpayer and pro-job-creator. I think that can be a unifying message and that should define the party. The other things, we’re going to have some vehement disagreements on. Obviously, some of my fellow party members disagree with me on some of my more moderate views. OK, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t all be Republicans and push for responsible things for taxpayers and for job-creators. And he had a few words about the president… “I support most of the President’s policy goals … and I’m appalled by his personal behavior. Just appalled.” Specifically, Rauner says he agrees on ending “illegal” immigration, with a focus on the “illegal”)
— Rauner predicts out-migration will “get a lot worse” under Pritzker (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to drive out of Illinois individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/08/rauner-predicts-out-migration-will-get-a-lot-worse-under-pritzker/

 

TOWNHALL
— Oval Office Opportunity: What Trump Should, and Shouldn’t, Say Tonight – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/01/08/trumps-oval-office-opportunity-n2538642

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Mr. President, Here’s What You Must Tell The American People Tonight
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29440

 

GOPUSA
— All four living former presidents deny supporting a border wall (DIERSEN: That is, all four living former presidents side with foreign countries against America.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=62047

 

FOX NEWS
— Trump must defeat the crisis of border crisis denial in Tuesday’s address – Laura Ingraham
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/laura-ingraham-trump-must-defeat-the-crisis-of-border-crisis-denial-in-tuesdays-address

 

FEDERALIST
— Central American Countries Are Helping Middle Easterners Illegally Enter The United States – Todd Bensman
http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/02/central-american-countries-helping-middle-easterners-illegally-enter-united-states/

 

THE HILL
— Jimmy Kimmel says he’s putting federal employees to work on his show amid shutdown – JUDY KURTZ (DIERSEN: Do you know anyone who is/was a federal employee? I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.)
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/424323-jimmy-kimmel-says-hes-putting-federal-employees-to-work-on-his

 

ROLL CALL
— As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flies high, eyes are rolling on the ground We all know who she is. But is that good for her agenda? – Patricia Murphy
https://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-flies-high

 

ABC
— Jimmy Kimmel Puts Federal Employees to Work During Government Shutdown Today is Day 17 of the U.S. government shutdown. Nearly 800,000 federal employees are working without pay. So we are putting a federal employee to work every night until the shutdown ends. Tonight, Jimmy gives a job to John Kostelnik, a Law Enforcement Prison Guard at the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville, CA. (DIERSEN: Do you know anyone who is/was a federal employee? I was a federal employee for almost 30 years.)
https://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live/video/vdka7402553

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Single moms, small-business owners among those forced to crowdfund to pay bills during shutdown – Colby Itkowitz (DIERSEN: How have federal government shutdowns impacted you? I was a federal retiree and Social Security recipient during shutdowns in 2013 and this year. I was an IRS employee during shutdowns in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. I was a GAO employee during shutdowns in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995, and 1996. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that neither my wife nor I have never had any dependents to support and that my wife had income during all the shutdowns since we got married in 1978.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/01/08/single-moms-small-business-owners-among-those-forced-crowdfund-pay-bills-during-shutdown/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Shutdown Weighs on Federal Workers Employees who are set to miss a paycheck feel a pinch; ‘state of being unsure’ – Natalie Andrews and Andrew Duehren (DIERSEN: How have federal government shutdowns impacted you? I was a federal retiree and Social Security recipient during shutdowns in 2013 and this year. I was an IRS employee during shutdowns in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. I was a GAO employee during shutdowns in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995, and 1996. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that neither my wife nor I have never had any dependents to support and that my wife had income during all the shutdowns since we got married in 1978.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/shutdown-weighs-on-federal-workers-11546906831

 

FORTUNE
— New York Mayor Announces Healthcare For Low-Income and Undocumented Residents – ERIN CORBETT
http://fortune.com/2019/01/08/new-york-mayor-announces-healthcare-for-low-income-and-undocumented-residents-medicare-for-all/

 

ABC11
— Are you a federal employee? Here’s how you can make sure your finances remain in good standing during shutdown – DeJuan Hoggard
https://abc11.com/politics/how-federal-workers-can-handle-their-finances-during-shutdown/5035853/

 

INDEPENDENT JOURNAL REVIEW
— America First or the Free Market: Republicans Struggle to Agree Over Using E-Verify to Curb Illegal Immigration – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: If you oppose E-Verify, you are a Democrat or Democrat plant, a Libertarian or Libertarian plant, a Green or Green plant, a RINO, or even worse things.)
https://ijr.com/republicans-struggle-to-agree-over-e-verify/

 

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— Shut down and nowhere to go: Federal employees frustrated with furlough ‘limbo’ – Jory Heckman
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2019/01/shut-down-and-nowhere-to-go-federal-employees-frustrated-with-furlough-limbo/
— Top House Armed Services Republican: Using defense funds for border wall would hurt troops – Scott Maucione
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/defense-main/2019/01/top-house-armed-services-republican-using-defense-funds-for-border-wall-would-hurt-troops/

 

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— White House Takes Risk Directing IRS to Un-Furlough Staff to Process Tax Refunds – Charles S. Clark
https://www.govexec.com/management/2019/01/white-house-takes-risk-directing-irs-un-furlough-staff-process-tax-refunds/154016/

January 6 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Airports seeing rise in security screeners calling off work during government shutdown – AP (DIERSEN: Because my coworkers called in sick, I worked many more hours for the Post Office 1966-1969.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/airports-seeing-rise-in-security-screeners-calling-off-work-during-government-shutdown/5021644/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats oppose The Wall because illegal immigrants will/do vote for Democrats. RINOs oppose The Wall because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-donald-trump-immigration-border-wall-ales-nowrasteh-nancy-pelosi-0106-20190104-story.html
— New Kane County commissioner questions whether board members should receive health benefits – Gloria Casas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/news/ct-ecn-kane-county-board-benefits-st-0104-story.html
— How the all-American muscle car will outlive the doomed sedan – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: The vehicles that you own say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself. How old are you? I am 70. What muscle cars do you own? I own a 2016 Ford Mustang, 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Max, 2005 Chevy Corvette, 2003 Chevy Cavalier LS, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, and a 1972 Chevy Corvette.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/automotive/sc-auto-cover-muscle-cars-20181225-story.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retail sales of large passenger cars, a segment that includes the Nissan Maxima and Chevy Impala, is down 21 percent in 2018, according to J.D. Power. The Ford Mustang, the top-selling muscle car in America, was down a modest 3.6 percent through last month. . .Another factor contributing to the potential decline in muscle cars is an aging population. Most muscle cars are owned by Baby Boomers, the youngest of who are in their mid-50s, the Associated Press reported in September. As Boomers continue to age, it is likely they will have less money and less interest in muscle cars. The question is if a new generation of drivers raised on high-riding and numb driving crossovers will appreciate the muscle behind these cars.)

 

DAILY HERALD
— Talks on government shutdown continue on Sunday – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190106/news/301069987/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Evangelicals falsely believe they have found a champion in Trump.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190106/evangelicals-falsely-believe-they-have-found-a-champion-in-trump
— It’s time to fix Social Security’s tax burden – LIZ WESTON
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20181230/its-time-to-fix-social-securitys-tax-burden
(FROM THE ARTICLE: People on Social Security need a tax break. The rest of us need to make sure they get it — for everyone’s sake. When Congress made Social Security benefits taxable in 1983, lawmakers didn’t index the tax thresholds to inflation. They “forgot” inflation again when adding a second layer of taxation in 1993. That means the proportion of recipients who have to pay federal income taxes on their benefits keeps increasing. Initially, only 1 in 10 Social Security recipients had to pay any federal tax. Now, it’s over half. Not indexing to inflation is a sneaky way of boosting taxes. Lawmakers can count on growing federal revenue without the politically uncomfortable act of repeatedly voting for those increases. The taxes are based on combined income, which is a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income, plus any tax-exempt interest (such as interest on mutual bonds) and half of her Social Security benefit.)

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— ‘It’s a new era’: Illinois General Assembly sworn in Wednesday – Ken DeCoster
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190105/its-new-era-illinois-general-assembly-sworn-in-wednesday
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats will have a 40-19 supermajority in the Senate and a 74-44 supermajority in the House. The party’s control of state government will extend to the executive mansion when J.B. Pritzker is sworn in as governor Jan. 14, replacing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.)

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Republicans are trying to protect US – Paul W. Conlin II, Decatur
https://herald-review.com/opinion/letters/letters-republicans-are-trying-to-protect-us/article_cf8a3fdc-2468-5c5e-8e26-48dc8f9a17a8.html

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Can Pritzker chart better course for Illinois? – Editorial
https://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-can-pritzker-chart-better-course-for-illinois/article_c047fb5b-35e2-518a-ab24-1993d2ce757c.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State senator headed to Kenya – Editorial
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2019-01-06/editorial-state-senator-headed-kenya.html

 

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters glorify and praise Ocasio-Cortez.
https://thesouthern.com/news/national/govt-and-politics/ocasio-cortez-gop-hypocrisy-at-its-finest/video_5cecefdd-f271-572f-8525-ab6e36cfd036.html

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Illinois Lt. Gov: Michigan’s carp money would be too little, too late – Benjamin Yount
https://www.ilnews.org/news/outdoorsenvironment/illinois-lt-gov-michigan-s-carp-money-would-be-too/article_6fe29c4a-104e-11e9-9411-0ffa9792b359.html

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump quotes Obama, Hillary Clinton supporting border security: ‘Walls work’ – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/6/donald-trump-quotes-obama-hillary-clinton-supporti/
— Just 7 percent of Americans say illegal immigration ‘not a problem’ at all – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/5/only-7-percent-of-americans-say-illegal-immigratio/

 

FOX NEWS
— Media get their dream House: Press celebrates Democrats’ ‘triumphant’ return to power – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dan-gainor-media-get-their-dream-house-press-celebrates-democrats-triumphant-return-to-power

 

TOWNHALL
— Biden Blames Coulter for Shutdown, Calls Her ‘That Conservative Blonde Woman’ – Cortney O’Brien
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2019/01/05/biden-calls-coulter-that-conservative-blonde-woman-n2538550

 

HOT AIR
— Why Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Get So Much Attention From The Right?
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/01/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-get-much-attention-right/

 

LIFEZETTE
— Bernie Sanders’ Attack on Liz Cheney Is Decried as Sexist Vermont independent went after Wyoming Republican on Twitter as his own campaign staff is facing allegations of sexual misconduct – Lukas Mikelionis
https://www.lifezette.com/2019/01/bernie-sanders-attack-on-liz-cheney-is-decried-as-sexist/

 

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— In A World Of Immature, Vulgar, Hateful, Inappropriate Democrat Politicians, Trump Seems Almost Milktoast Normal – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/01/in-a-world-of-immature-vulgar-hateful-inappropriate-democrat-politicians-trump-seems-almost-milktoast-normal/
— Jealous, Insane Dems Suffering From Trump Derangment Syndrome – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/01/jealousinsane-dems-suffering-from-trump-derangment-syndrome/

 

EPOCH TIMES
— Highly Organized Migrant Caravans Are Being Supported by Taxpayer Funded American Groups and the U.N.; and They’re Using Women and Children as Human Shields – James Simpson
https://www.theepochtimes.com/highly-organized-migrant-caravans-are-being-supported-by-taxpayer-funded-american-groups-and-the-u-n-and-theyre-using-women-and-children-as-human-shields_2757266.html

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Foul-Mouthed Rashida and the Duplicitous Democrats – Jeannie DeAngelis
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/foulmouthed_rashida_and_the_duplicitous_democrats.html
— What Is the Trump coalition? – Taylor Lewis (DIERSEN: The anti-Trump coalition is anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/01/what_is_the_trump_coalition.html

 

NEW AMERICAN
— Does the Constitution Allow Trump to Build the Wall Without Congressional Approval? – Steve Byas
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/31112-does-the-constitution-allow-trump-to-build-the-wall-without-congressional-approval

 

DAILY WIRE
— President Trump Isn’t The Enemy, Mr. Romney – DAVID LIMBAUGH
https://www.dailywire.com/news/39974/limbaugh-president-trump-isnt-enemy-mr-romney-david-limbaugh

 

BREITBART
— Tom Steyer Launches Impeachment Ads in Iowa – Joel B. Pollack
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/05/tom-steyer-launches-impeachment-ads-in-iowa/
— Elizabeth Warren Sticks to Her DNA Script in Iowa Campaign Stops – Michael Patrick Leahy
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/06/elizabeth-warren-sticks-to-her-dna-script-in-iowa-campaign-stops/

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE DEATH OF THINKING AND OUR RE-EDUCATION CAMPS Craige McMillan on how fraud is perpetrated more easily as time goes by
https://www.wnd.com/2019/01/the-death-of-thinking-and-our-re-education-camps/

 

CANADA FREE PRESS
— IN CONGRESS, THE INMATES ARE NOW RUNNING THE ASYLUM – Jeff Crouere
https://canadafreepress.com/article/in-congress-the-inmates-are-now-running-the-asylum

 

THE HILL
— Pence huddles with congressional staffers amid effort to end shutdown – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/424022-pence-white-house-officials-meet-congressional-staffers-amid-effort

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— Hannity Advises Trump To Carry Shutdown ‘Through The State Of The Union’ “If they capitulate, the Republicans, the political damage frankly is incalculable.” – Amy Russo
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hannity-trump-shutdown_us_5c319d38e4b0bcb4c25c6c7d

 

NBC NEWS
— Inside the House GOP more closely mirrors Trump’s mold The Republican minority is now made much more in the image of President Donald Trump. – Dante Chinni and Sally Bronston
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/inside-house-gop-more-closely-mirrors-trump-s-mold-n955191

 

AOL
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republicans for criticizing fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2019/01/05/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-slams-republicans-for-criticizing-fellow-democrat-rashida-tlaib/23634528/

 

POLITICUS USA
— One in Five Women Want to Leave the U.S. Because of Trump – LEO VIDAL
https://www.politicususa.com/2019/01/05/one-in-five-women-want-to-leave-the-u-s-because-of-trump.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “The Border Wall: How a Potent Symbol Is Now Boxing Trump In.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/us/politics/donald-trump-border-wall.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Migrants in Tijuana Know Trump Doesn’t Want Them. They Aren’t Giving Up.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/world/americas/tijuana-mexico-migrant-caravan.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “No, Trump Cannot Declare an ‘Emergency’ to Build His Wall. If he did, and used soldiers to build it, they would all be committing a federal crime.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/no-trump-cannot-declare-an-emergency-to-build-his-wall.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Female Trump-haters promote female hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/sunday/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-pelosi-congress-dance.html
— The American Dream Isn’t for Black Millennials What I learned from talking to more than 70 of my peers — and trying to buy a house. – Reniqua Allen (DIERSEN: I bought a new townhome in 1972 when I was 24 years old. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/sunday/american-dream-black-millennials-homeownership.html
— The Economics of Soaking the Rich What does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about tax policy? A lot. – Paul Krugman (DIERSEN: Who wants those you share your demographics to pay more taxes? I should write a book about those who want me to pay more taxes. They stress that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), married, non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, childless, pet-less, federal retiree since 1997, etc. They hint/imply/argue/shout that the federal government grossly overpaid me and that my retirement benefits are much too generous.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-tax-policy-dance.html
— Middle-Class Shame Will Decide Where America Is Headed Who can appeal to the people who feel the most like they’ve gotten a raw deal? – Alissa Quart (FROM THE HARDCOPY: Financially floundering people pick our leaders.) (DIERSEN: What are the household incomes in your precinct? A large percentage of the households in my precinct are either a) limousine liberal or b) financially floundering. Overwhelmingly, they voted for Clinton in 2016 and for Pritzker/Stratton, Casten, and the rest of the Democrats in 2018.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/sunday/middle-class-shame-american-politics.html
— American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup Is the world ready for another Great Schism? – Jonathan Weisman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/opinion/sunday/israeli-jews-american-jews-divide.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump “is demonstrably unfit for office.” Who treats you like you are “demonstrably unfit for office?” I should write a book about my critics/opponents who treat me like I am “demonstrably unfit for office.” They stress that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce (WCC) Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering (ICRC) Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, etc. They stress those TAPROOT, WCC, MTRCC, ICRC, and AAPC members who did not come to my defense. They stress the activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who state that they are religious, conservative, and or Republican who did not come to my defense. They stress my GAO, IRS, and Post Office coworkers who did not come to my defense.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment.html
— The $15 Minimum Wage Is Here. It’s Not Nearly Enough, but It’s a Start. – Ginia Bellafante (DIERSEN: I earned the minimum wage 1964-1966. If it had been $15/hour in today’s dollars, I might very well have bought a loaded Pontiac GTO in 1966, instead of a Pontiac Tempest Sprint.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/04/nyregion/the-15-dollar-minimum-wage-is-not-enough.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: ‘There’s a Real Tension.’ Democrats Puzzle Over Whether a Woman Will Beat Trump – Lisa Lerer and Susan Chira (DIERSEN: Obviously, the more success that Democrats have in promoting hatred against men and hatred against heterosexuals, the more likely that females and LGBTQers will vote for Democrat candidates who are female and/or LGBTQ.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/us/politics/women-candidates-president-2020.html
— A California Dream for Paid Leave Has an Old Problem: How to Pay for It Newsom, the incoming governor, is expected to propose the longest state parental leave in the nation: six months. – Claire Cain Miller and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: My wife and I gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents. I should write a book about those who have viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, viciously condemned me, and viciously punished me for doing that.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/06/upshot/a-california-dream-for-paid-leave-has-an-old-problem-how-to-pay-for-it.html

 

UNION LEADER
— The Washington Post loves Mitt Romney – PAT BUCHANAN
https://www.unionleader.com/opinion/columnists/pat-buchanan-the-washington-post-loves-mitt-romney/article_3905a4e7-f150-57f7-a892-f955a506cfb4.html

 

VILLAGES NEWS
— America facing an immigration invasion – Bob Moore, Village of Rio Grande
https://www.villages-news.com/2019/01/05/america-facing-an-immigration-invasion/

 

DESERET NEWS
— Seven bad financial habits that you shouldn’t take into the New Year – Michelle Singletary
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900048913/michelle-singletary-seven-bad-financial-habits-that-you-shouldnt-take-into-the-new-year.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Not saving for an emergency. . .Not budgeting. . .Not opening your bills right away. . .Not paying off credit cards each month. . .Not being able to say no. . .Not having a plan to make better financial decisions. . .Not contributing enough to your retirement account.)

 

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Fed Up With Liberal Academia, Conservatives Call for Their Own Safe Space – Sarah Jones
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/conservatives-demand-safe-space-free-from-liberal-academia.html

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Liberals Used to Feel Your Pain. Now They Inflict It. – Ted Rall (DIERSEN: What are the household incomes in your precinct? A large percentage of the households in my precinct are either a) limousine liberal or b) financially floundering. Overwhelmingly, they voted for Clinton in 2016 and for Pritzker/Stratton, Casten, and the rest of the Democrats in 2018.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_ted_rall/liberals_used_to_feel_your_pain_now_they_inflict_it

 

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on getting women to hate Trump.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/05/women-in-congress-new-era-not-trump-washington

 

TELEGRAPH
— New migrant caravan forming in Central America as US government shutdown continues – Rozina Sabur, Washington Mathew Charles
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/05/new-migrant-caravan-forming-central-america-us-government-shutdown/

 

INSTINCT MAGAZINE
— LGBTQ Protections Now in Place for Congressional Staffers – Steve Hinkle (DIERSEN: For almost 18 years, I worked for GAO, that is, I worked for Congress. There were/are no protections for those like me who oppose promoting LGBTQ activity.)
http://instinctmagazine.com/post/lgbtq-protections-now-place-congressional-staffers

 

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 1031 Warrenville Road, Wheaton – $469,900
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447913_zpid/

December 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Government Shutdown Update: Partial shutdown likely to stretch into 2019 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/government-shutdown-2018-partial-shutdown-likely-to-stretch-into-2019/4977060/
— Michelle Obama bests Hillary Clinton to be voted most admired woman by Americans, poll shows – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/michelle-obama-voted-most-admired-woman-by-americans-poll-shows/4975418/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Defying pundits, GOP share of Latino vote steady under Trump – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/defying-pundits-gop-share-of-latino-vote-steady-under-trump-1
— Trump says most workers affected by shutdown are Democrats (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dont-miss/trump-says-most-workers-affected-by-shutdown-are-democrats

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker picks outgoing Republican lawmaker David Harris to lead Illinois Department of Revenue – Mike Riopell
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-jb-pritzker-republican-revenue-taxes-20181227-story.html
— Route 53 extension: Should the Illinois Tollway keep spending this $25 million? – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-route-53-extension-illinois-tollway-mchenry-cook-lake-20181127-story.html
— Shutdown set to extend into new year after Congress punts on budget, border talks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-government-shutdown-new-year-20181227-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Money Magazine: In Illinois, Wheaton is the best place to live.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/success/inc/tca-best-places-to-live-in-each-state-20181227-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Rauner/Trump says “Illinois shows Republicans are key to ending a budget standoff.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-government-shutdown-stalemate-st-1228-story.html
— Transgender inmate moved to Illinois women’s prison after alleging years of abuse – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-transgender-prisoner-transfer-illinois-20181227-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 3 mayoral candidates — including 87-year-old grandma — booted from ballot – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mayor-ballot-election-board-grandma-clark/
— Trump administration seeks to dismiss cities’ ACA lawsuit – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aca-affordable-care-act-lawsuit-trump-sabotaging-enrollment/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage citizens of foreign countries to bring their young children to America illegally.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/border-security-jakelin-caal-felipe-gomez-alonzo-donald-trump-immigration-migrants/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/legal-medical-marijuana-cannabis-pot-weed-industry-toasts-banner-year/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker picks Arlington Heights Republican David Harris for administration – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181227/democratic-gov-elect-jb-pritzker-picks-arlington-heights-republican-for-administration
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018 – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20181227/business/312279988/

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR & SJ-R
— Pritzker taps ex-central Illinois senator (John Sullivan), retiring GOP rep (David Harris) for agency posts (DIERSEN: In what ways did Rauner break with Illinois Republicans, that is, which planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform did Rauner reject?)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20181227/pritzker-taps-ex-central-illinois-senator-retiring-gop-rep-for-agency-posts
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20181227/pritzker-names-heads-for-revenue-ag-departments
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Harris was among the Republican state representatives who broke with Gov. Bruce Rauner in 2017 to end the state’s two-year budget impasse.)

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legal marijuana industry toasts year of global gains – AP
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/legal-marijuana-industry-had-banner-year-in/article_96db5c3b-1374-55ad-a8f4-4e1deb3a50cf.html

 

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Rauner shouldn’t have run in the first place – Editorial
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/guest-editorial-rauner-shouldn-t-have-run-in-the-first/article_fae4ec1f-eb5d-57cd-92b2-a9e8c357644d.html

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Rauner was an expensive lesson for Illinois – Scott Reeder
https://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/article/Reeder-Rauner-was-an-expensive-lesson-for-13494204.php

 

BELOIT NEWS
— DEFYING PUNDITS, GOP SHARE OF LATINO VOTE STEADY UNDER TRUMP – AP
https://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20181227/AP/312279917

 

WSIL TV
— Government shutdown affects local entities – Emily Manley
http://www.wsiltv.com/story/39699374/government-shutdown-affects-local-entities

 

WGIL
— FORMER STATE SENATOR JOHN SULLIVAN NAMED ILLINOIS’ NEXT AGRICULTURE DIRECTOR
http://www.wgil.com/2018/12/27/former-state-senator-john-sullivan-named-illinois-next-agriculture-director/

 

WLDS
— State Rep. Davidsmeyer shares thoughts on working with Democratic supermajorities in House, Senate – Blake Schnitker
http://wlds.com/news/state-rep-davidsmeyer-shares-thoughts-on-working-with-democratic-supermajorities-in-house-senate-i/

 

WHEATON PATCH
— Wheaton Named Best Place To Live In Illinois: Money Magazine The city was chosen for its safety, affordability, and economic stability. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/suburb-named-best-place-live-illinois-money-magazine

 

DAILY CALLER
— CNN TATTLES ON TROOPS FOR HOLDING MAGA HATS DURING TRUMP’S IRAQ VISIT – Amber Athey (DIERSEN: My Democrat GAO coworkers and subordinates tattled on me for my attending Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole’s campaign rally in Wheaton in 1996. SEE: https://www.nytimes.com/1996/07/05/us/for-dole-upbeat-crowd-on-a-spirited-day.html)
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/27/cnn-troops-violate-rules-maga-christmas-iraq-trump-visit/

 

ONE NEWS NOW
— Border wall symbolizes security, not racism – Star Parker
https://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/star-parker/2018/12/27/border-wall-symbolizes-security-not-racism
— Being pro-life isn’t just a religious stance – Chris Woodward
https://www.onenewsnow.com/pro-life/2018/12/27/being-pro-life-isnt-just-a-religious-stance

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Mr. President, Follow Reagan’s Example, Make Your Case For The Wall In Primetime
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29377

 

AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION
— Urge President Trump to pull LGBT activist nomination
https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/urge-president-trump-to-pull-lgbt-activist-nomination/

 

BREITBART
— Never Trumpers Fantasize About Tanking U.S. Economy so GOP Backs Impeachment of Donald Trump – Matthew Boyle
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/26/never-trumpers-fantasize-about-tanking-u-s-economy-so-gop-backs-impeachment-of-donald-trump/
— 2018 Is the Year Big Tech Censors Revealed Their True Colors – Allum Bokhari
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/12/27/bokhari-2018-is-the-year-big-tech-censors-revealed-their-true-colors/

 

THE HILL
— Shutdown to drag on with no House votes expected this week – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/423030-shutdown-to-drag-on-with-no-house-votes-expected-this-week
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana industry hunts for votes after helping to oust top opponent – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/421998-marijuana-industry-hunts-for-votes-after-helping-to-oust-top-opponent
— Trump puts isolationism at center stage – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/423037-the-memo-trump-puts-isolationism-at-center-stage?userid=3526

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— The Government Shutdown Is The Latest Chapter In Trump’s Fight With Federal Workers. He’s been sticking it to them pretty much since he took office. – Dave Jamieson (DIERSEN: What about you would your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress to Trump? Mine would stress to Trump that I was a federal employee for almost 30 years and that I have been a federal retiree for more than 21 years. They would hint/imply/argue/shout that I was grossly overpaid and that my retirement benefits are much too generous. In my defense, I would stress that I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. I would explain why I became a federal employee in 1971 because of EEOC.)
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-government-shutdown-is-the-latest-chapter-in-trumps-fight-with-federal-workers_us_5c251181e4b0407e9080abab

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINES: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans cause school lockdowns.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/local/school-lockdowns-in-america/
— Disinformation campaign targeting Roy Moore’s Senate bid may have violated law, Alabama attorney general says – Craig Timberg and Tony Romm (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are disinformation campaigns a) designed to defeat their candidates in Republican primaries and b) designed to defend and advance planks in the Republican Party platform that they reject.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/12/27/disinformation-campaign-targeting-roy-moores-senate-bid-may-have-violated-law-alabama-attorney-general-says/

 

BALTIMORE SUN
— Is your business offering any special discounts for federal employees during the government shutdown? (DIERSEN: Is your business offering any special discounts for federal employees who were forced to take early retirement “offers?” My retirement income is only 43% of what my federal salary was in today’s dollars.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-md-callout-for-federal-employee-discounts-during-shutdown-20181227-htmlstory.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: With the latest government shutdown expected to continue through the beginning of 2019, some Baltimore-based businesses have begun to offer relief in the form of discounts, special offers and price-reductions for the many Maryland employees feeling the blow. Is your workplace offering support for federal employees affected by the shutdown at this time? We want to hear from you.)

 

POST BULLETIN
— Border wall a symbol of our symbolic politics – Jonah Goldberg
https://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/other_views/jonah-goldberg-border-wall-a-symbol-of-our-symbolic-politics/article_1ea50fe4-2d01-50b0-8515-c7df72ee127d.html

 

TELEGRAM
— Massachusetts GOP state committee member says party ‘all but irrelevant’ – Matt Murphy
https://www.telegram.com/news/20181227/gop-state-committee-member-says-party-all-but-irrelevant

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Dow Stages Comeback After Shedding 600 Points Anxiety persists about slowing economic growth and uncertain policy out of Washington – Avantika Chilkoti and Michael Wursthorn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stocks-slide-after-record-surge-11545889351

 

FORBES
— The Wrenching Financial Costs Of Addiction – Richard Eisenberg (DIERSEN: Those who promote addictions work against me.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2018/12/27/the-wrenching-financial-costs-of-addiction/#1275cc204fbd

 

FED SMITH
— Trump Says Many Federal Employees Want Border Security – Ian Smith
https://www.fedsmith.com/2018/12/27/trump-says-many-federal-employees-want-border-security/

 

HOT CARS
— Watch A 1968 Charger Take On A 2018 Charger In Drag Race Action – SEAN MURRAY (DIERSEN: I owned a medium blue 1969 Charger SE 1968-1971 and a medium blue 1968 Charger R/T 1994-2005. I have owned a red 2013 Charger R/T Max since 2012.)
https://www.hotcars.com/1968-charger-2018-charger-drag-race/

December 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump make surprise visit to troops in Iraq for Christmas – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-first-lady-visit-troops-in-iraq-for-christmas/4970506/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps stress the importance of employees who oversee federal food stamps.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/shutdown-to-cut-office-overseeing-federal-food-stamps-by-95-percent/4970744/

 

NBC5
— 30 New Illinois Laws Taking Effect in 2019 – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/new-2019-illinois-laws-503509331.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump signals no end to shutdown: ‘You have to have a wall’ – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/trump-signals-no-end-to-shutdown-you-have-to-have-a-wall-

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Racial divide scuttles Chicago’s Women’s March. What happens now? – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-chicago-womens-march-louis-farrakhan-donald-trump-tamika-mallory-20181226-story.html
— While GM idles sedan production, Chicago-area Ford, Chrysler plants are going strong after shifting to SUVs – Robert Channick
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ford-chrysler-jeep-auto-plants-chicago-20181203-story.html
— The voice of the people of 1968 – Ron Grossman (DIERSEN: What were you doing in 1968? I was a full-time student at UIC and a part-time employee for the Park Forest Post Office. I lived with my parents and brother in Crete. I sold my 1968 Oldsmobile 442 and bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE. I saved money for college expenses.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-flashback-1968-letters-editor-voice-people-1230-20181219-story.html
— Top stories of 2018: Lake County Democrats join national blue wave – Frank Abderholden
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-top-stories-blue-wave-st-1227-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump received bone spurs diagnosis as a favor.” (DIERSEN: Did you register for the draft? I did in 1966 when I was 18 years old. I was classified 1-A notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, I had partial red/green color blindness, and I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease). I got four student draft deferments 1966-1970 while I attended UIC and NIU and I got a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I always knew that would be used against me, but I did know that it would be used against me so strongly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-trump-bone-spurs-vietnam-20181226-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Politics aside, renaming Dan Ryan Expressway for Obama has appeal – Editorial (DIERSEN: In a state in which Republicans are in the minority, renaming the expressway would shout “Republicans are not welcome.”)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/dan-ryan-expressway-barack-obama-bill-daley-renaming-chicago-mayoral-election/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Our wishes for lawmakers in new era: independence, cooperation – Editorial (DIERSEN: Overwhelmingly, tragically, far more Democrat lawmakers defend and advance the Democrat Party platform than Republican lawmakers defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20181226/editorial-our-wishes-for-lawmakers-in-new-era-independence-cooperation
— ‘I feel respected’: Navy recruits welcomed at Arlington Heights school for Christmas – Russell Lissau (DIERSEN: Who disrespects you? My critics/opponents, their operatives, their dupes disrespect those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181225/i-feel-respected-navy-recruits-welcomed-at-arlington-heights-school-for-christmas

 

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Pain at the pump? Move to increase Illinois’ gas tax gaining some traction – KEVIN BARLOW
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/pain-at-the-pump-move-to-increase-illinois-gas-tax/article_621f8df8-313d-5a31-a4df-e59fd5197b5b.html

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Rauners say that they want Trump to learn from Rauner’s difficulties.
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-12-26/editorial-the-bogus-budget-battle.html

 

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Rauner years an expensive lesson – Scott Reeder
https://www.galesburg.com/opinion/20181226/scott-reeder-rauner-years-expensive-lesson

 

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republican lawmaker (Tim Bivins) wants to see more party leadership – Scott Bertram
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/republican-lawmaker-wants-to-see-more-party-leadership/article_b0e52d88-0915-11e9-93da-0ba2d1dc9973.html

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Over $17M donated to GoFundMe for Trump’s border wall – McKenzie Stauffer
https://foxillinois.com/news/offbeat/over-17m-donated-to-gofundme-for-trumps-border-wall
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump confuses, misleads on border wall.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/fact-check-trump-confuses-misleads-on-border-wall

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mike Walkup Writes of Jack Franks’ Threat During 2016 County Fair
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/26/walkup-writes-of-franks-threat-during-2016-county-fair/
— Politician Other Than Jack Franks Called a Weasel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/12/26/politician-other-than-jack-franks-called-a-weasel/

 

SE ILLINOIS NEWS
— Bailey decries continuing exodus from state, cites taxes as cause – Glenn Minnis
https://seillinoisnews.com/stories/511689988-bailey-decries-continuing-exodus-from-state-cites-taxes-as-cause

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ANOTHER IL GOP OFFICIAL (John McGlasson) JOINS CALL FOR STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TO RE-GATHER FOLLOWING RAUNER REVELATIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/another-il-gop-official-joins-the-call-for-state-central-committee-to-re-gather-following-rauner-rev.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “The conservative wing of the party willingly and enthusiastically supported Governor Rauner in his first campaign,” McGlasson said. “Then, in my opinion, he broke his word and turned to liberal stances on social issues and forgot his plans to balance the budget and reform our pension system. That is why he lost the enthusiastic support of social conservatives.” McGlasson said the IL GOP leadership change is urgent. “We need to find a leader who can bring us together while respecting the party platform. Chairman Schneider’ term lasts through the spring of 2020. We cannot wait that long to begin the transformation,” he said. Illinois Review reached out to Morrison after his December 14th statement, and he has yet to reply.)
— FAMILIES ENCOURAGED TO “SHOUT THEIR ADOPTIONS!” JANUARY 27 AT STATE CAPITOL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/families-encouraged-to-shout-their-adoptions-january-27-at-state-capitol.html
— CHICAGO WOMEN’S MARCH CANCELS JANUARY OUTDOOR RALLY; LEADERSHIP LINKED TO ANTI-SEMITISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2018/12/chicago-womens-march-cancels-january-outdoor-rally-leadership-linked-to-anti-semitism.html

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— President Trump, Take Your Case For The Wall To The People
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29374

 

FOX NEWS
— Farrakhan awash in federal dollars, anti-Semitic hate notwithstanding – Deroy Murdock
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/farrakhan-awash-in-federal-dollars-anti-semitic-hate-notwithstanding

 

DAILY CALLER
— OPINION: 10 REASONS WE CAN ALL BE THANKFUL TO PRESIDENT TRUMP – Paris Dennard
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/26/reasons-thank-trump/

 

EAGLE PAC
— Facebook suspends accounts tied to Dem disinformation scheme in Alabama race – Greg Norman
https://eagleactionreport.com/articles/facebook-suspends-accounts-tied-to-dem-disinformation-scheme-in-alabama-race

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— People Believe ‘Fake News’ Because They Want it to Be True – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/people-believe-fake-news-because-they-want-it-to-be-true/

 

THE HILL
— Democrats worry: Top three candidates in polls are all white men – AMIE PARNES (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? According to anti-Trumps, the following are bad demographics: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, draft avoider, German American, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/422545-dems-worry-top-three-candidates-in-polls-are-all-white-men

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Juan Escalante glorifies and praises citizens of foreign countries.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-2018-trump-immigrants_us_5c1a76cee4b0ce5184b98729

 

CBS NEWS
— “We do live paycheck by paycheck”: Federal workers struggle as shutdown continues – ROB LEGARE (DIERSEN: Have you ever lived “paycheck by paycheck?” I have never lived “paycheck by paycheck,” and of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always been furious about that. They stress a) that my parents provided me with room and board 1966, 1967, 1968, weekends during my first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969, b) that I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971, c) that I got married in 1978, d) that my wife had savings and income, and e) that we gave up trying to have children, we did not adopt, and we did not become foster parents.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/federal-workers-struggle-as-shutdown-continues-through-christmas-2018-12-25/

 

ABC NEWS
— ABC Sneers: ‘Without Any Proof,’ Trump Cites Federal Workers Who Back Him on Border Wall – Tim Graham (DIERSEN: Some of my Democrat superiors and supervisors in the federal government disapproved of their having to waste the careers of and to get rid of their employees like me who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40. That is, they disapproved of having to carry out political affiliation, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation orders.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2018/12/26/abc-without-any-proof-trump-cites-federal-workers-who-back-him-border

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Iraq to See American Troops – Annie Karni, Mark Landler and Thomas Gibbons-Neff
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/us/politics/trump-iraq-troops-visit.html
— Stocks Bounce Back From Edge of Bear Market – Emily Flitter
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/business/business-stock-markets.html
— As Shutdown Lingers, Only Guarantee for Federal Workers Is More Uncertainty – Alan Blinder and Kate Taylor (DIERSEN: How have federal government shutdowns impacted you? I was a federal retiree during shutdowns in 2013 and this year. I was an IRS employee during shutdowns in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. I was a GAO employee during shutdowns in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995, and 1996.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/us/shutdown-federal-workers-.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Dow soars more than 1,050 points, its biggest point gain in history, recovering from days of losses – Thomas Heath
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-stocks-volatile-as-markets-try-to-recover-from-christmas-eve-freefall/2018/12/26/29f8905e-0928-11e9-85b6-41c0fe0c5b8f_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Dow Industrials Post First-Ever 1,000 Point Gain in a Session
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-stocks-poised-for-gains-11545827647

 

BOSTON
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bill would bar workers from being fired for private pot use Workers can still be fired for using the drug, even if it’s outside of work and its effects have worn off by the time they return to their jobs. – AP
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/12/25/bill-would-bar-workers-from-being-fired-for-private-pot-use

 

SEATTLE TIMES
— As labor market tightens, women are moving into male-dominated jobs – CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and Jed Kolko (DIERSEN: Women did not want the jobs that I had because they were male-dominated jobs. Women did not want the jobs that I had because they were bad jobs. Because the jobs that I had were bad jobs, my superiors had an extremely hard time hiring women to take them. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.seattletimes.com/explore/careers/as-labor-market-tightens-women-are-moving-into-male-dominated-jobs/

 

BLOOMBERG
— Hot Labor Market Brought Full-Time Perks to Part-Time Employees – Rebecca Greenfield (DIERSEN: I got full-time Civil Service Retirement System credit while I worked part-time for the Post Office 1966-1969. My Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious about that. They would not have been furious about that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-24/hot-labor-market-brought-full-time-perks-to-part-time-employees

 

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2018/12/26/these-states-are-most-likely-to-legalize-marijuana-in-2019/#7e226d6c5add

 

FEDERAL TIMES
— Trump claims federal workers want shutdown for border wall – Jessie Bur
https://www.federaltimes.com/management/2018/12/26/trump-claims-federal-workers-want-shutdown-for-border-wall/

December 25 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump, Democrats at impasse on Christmas over border wall budget amid partial government shutdown – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-democrats-at-impasse-on-christmas-over-border-wall-budget-amid-partial-government-shutdown

 

NBC5
— Here’s How Much Mayor Rahm Emanuel Made in 2017
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Heres-How-Much-Mayor-Emanuel-Made-in-2017-Report-503475401.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump: Government stays closed as long as Dems reject wall – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-border-wall-shutdown-20181225-story.html
— Chicago nixes next Women’s March amid growing rift over anti-Semitism claims against national group – Angie Leventis Lourgos
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-womens-march-chicago-global-march-womens-wave-20181225-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Tourists dismayed that Lincoln home in Springfield closed by fed shutdown – AP (DIERSEN: Which federal funding action has dismayed you the most? For me, it was the gutting of GAO during the 1980s and 1990s. The Democrats who ran GAO used that gutting to get rid of GAO employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $96,403) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $113,920) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $134,000) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $164,200) by age 40.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/government-shutdown-lincoln-home-springfield-local-tourism/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump: Government stays closed as long as Dems reject wall – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-government-stays-closed-as-long-as-dems-reject-wall
— ‘Disaster for the economy’: Stocks plunge again on Christmas Eve after Trump attacks Fed – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/stocks-dow-jones-plunge-trump-attacks-fed-mnuchin

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Fox News’ Brit Hume claims Trump ‘blowing up’ conservative base: ‘I wonder if he understands’ – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/24/brit-hume-claims-trump-blowing-up-conservative-bas/
— Second Guatemalan child dies in DHS custody after illegal border journey – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/25/second-guatemalan-child-dies-dhs-custody-after-ill/
— The crisis of America’s upper class – R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/25/the-crisis-of-americas-upper-class/

 

DAILY CALLER
— FOSTER INTRODUCES BILL PREVENTING PAUL RYAN FROM USING THE GYM DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN – Molly Prince
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/25/paul-ryan-gym-shutdown-foster/
— HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE LINING UP BEHIND WHAT COULD BE THE LARGEST EXPANSION OF GOVERNMENT IN DECADES – Michael Bastasch
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/25/democrats-green-new-deal/

 

HOT AIR
— Jesus’ Flight From Herod Isn’t The Same As Refugees Fleeing War/Violence – TAYLOR MILLARD
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/12/24/jesus-flight-herod-isnt-refugees-fleeing-war-violence/

 

NEWS BUSTERS
— Joe Scarborough Slams Wall ‘Insanity,’ Won’t Stop Visa Overstays – Brad Wilmouth
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brad-wilmouth/2018/12/24/scarborough-slams-wall-insanity-wont-stop-visa-overstays

 

LEDGER
— Bipartisanship: Another word for ignoring the base – Michael Shannon
https://www.theledger.com/opinion/20181225/shannon-bipartisanship-another-word-for-ignoring-base

 

THE HILL
— Electric car credits benefit the elite over the many – COLTER DEVRIES
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/422732-electric-car-credits-benefit-the-elite-over-the-many
— Trump doesn’t blink on shutdown in Christmas comments – JORDAN FABIAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/422821-trump-digs-in-as-shutdown-enters-fourth-day
— Planned Parenthood discriminates against its pregnant employees — I’m not surprised – DR. GRAZIE POZO CHRISTIE
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/422769-planned-parenthood-discriminates-against-their-pregnant-employees-im-not

 

CNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Trump has unsettled Wall Street and Washington, and it will likely get worse.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/24/president-trump-has-unsettled-wall-street-and-washington.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout: “8-Year-Old Migrant Child From Guatemala Dies in U.S. Custody.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/25/us/guatemalan-boy-dies-border-patrol.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Pope should demonize, denigrate, and condemn individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that promote illegal immigration.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/25/world/europe/pope-francis-urbi-et-orbi-christmas.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters shout: “An 8-year-old migrant has died in U.S. custody on Christmas Day.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/an-8-year-old-migrant-has-died-in-us-custody-on-christmas-day/2018/12/25/b45d387a-0870-11e9-85b6-41c0fe0c5b8f_story.html

 

USA TODAY
— Shutdown stories: Federal employees share anxiety via Twitter – Carolyn Cerbin (DIERSEN: How have federal government shutdowns impacted you? I was a federal retiree during shutdowns in 2013 and this year. I was an IRS employee during shutdowns in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. I was a GAO employee during shutdowns in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1995, and 1996.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/12/25/government-shutdown-federal-employees-share-stories-twitter/2411319002/

 

BURLINGTON RECORD
— Why the power elite continues to dominate American politics – Timothy M. Gill
http://www.burlington-record.com/ci_32349453/why-power-elite-continues-dominate-american-politics

 

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps use children as cannon fodder.
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/12/asylum-approvals-children-have-plummeted-under-trump/578614/

 

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “DONALD TRUMP WAS A SERIAL FAILURE AND DADDY’S LITTLE WELFARE CASE.”
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-serial-failure-daddys-little-welfare-case-msnbc-1271072
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “ANOTHER GUATEMALAN MIGRANT CHILD HAS DIED IN GOVERNMENT CUSTODY.”
https://www.newsweek.com/ice-border-wall-child-death-migrant-1271196

 

SALON
— Federal workers furious as government shutdown continues Republicans have painted themselves into a corner – TOM BOGGIONI
https://www.salon.com/2018/12/24/federal-workers-furious-as-government-shutdown-continues/

 

FORBES
— Chick-fil-A Is Now McDonald’s Biggest Threat – Alicia Kelso
https://www.forbes.com/sites/aliciakelso/2018/12/20/how-chick-fil-a-positioned-itself-to-be-mcdonalds-biggest-threat/#2594ad9a1ae7
— Taxpayers Unprepared for Changes in Trump’s Tax Law – Lawrence Carrel
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lcarrel/2018/12/24/taxpayers-unprepared-for-changes-in-trumps-tax-law/#58eb1c1c7f63
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The biggest change is the repeal of deductions for state and local taxes. Going forward, an individual can only claim up $10,000 for all state and local sales, income, and property taxes together. For example, a small house in New Jersey may pay just property taxes of $25,000. But with the $10,000 cap, taxpayers are going to be shelling out a lot more to the tax man.)

 

BUSINESS 2 COMMUNITY
— Is Your Content Hated or Anticipated? – Kelly MicKey (DIERSEN: If you asked my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes about the content of GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, what would they say?)
https://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/is-your-content-hated-or-anticipated-02150825
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I’m going to ask you an embarrassing question. Is your content, that stuff you’re putting out there for potential clients, is it hated or is it anticipated? Which is it? Well, here’s a few ways to find out. Let’s start with “who is it about?” If you find, look at your content, if you find it’s mostly about you, about your firm, about what you do, about who had joined the firm, about the services you offer, eh, there’s a likelihood it’s not going to be anticipated as much. You’re trying to sell something and if it’s not helping the client, it’s probably more likely on the hated side. The second question to ask is “what’s the value I’m adding?” What is the value of this content. Again, if it’s only about you and your services, the only value is they learn a little bit about what you offer. But I don’t think most people are going to see that as “boy, that’s a great value.” Think, instead, of what can you instruct the person on, how can you educate them about something, how can you make them a better consumer of services or more knowledgeable about what issues that might impact that. If you’re doing those kinds of things, it’s more likely to be anticipated. The third question, and the third place to look is, “is it missed?” Do people express appreciation to you? “Wow, I follow your content- it’s really helpful!” Do they open emails regularly? Do they express that kind of appreciation? If you miss a time or they miss something, they’re asking you about it.)

SPINOFF
— Bad news: The journalists who have to work on Christmas day – Alex Braae
https://thespinoff.co.nz/media/25-12-2018/bad-news-the-journalists-who-have-to-work-on-christmas-day/

December 16 Morning Edition

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Investigations Look at Trump’s Life From All Angles. Five people in Trump’s orbit have pleaded guilty to charges in the continuing Mueller probe.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Investigations-Look-At-Trumps-Life-From-All-Angles-502870181.html

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— White House prepares for government shutdown as GOP lawmakers struggle for alternative – Erica Werner, Damian Paletta, Lisa Rein
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-government-shutdown-spending-white-house-border-wall-20181215-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Trump has led a lot of organizations. Nearly all of them are now under investigation.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-oganization-investigations-20181215-story.html
— Sears gets Bankruptcy Court approval for up to $25.3 million in bonuses to top employees – Lauren Zumbach (DIERSEN: Working for GAO during the 1980s and 1990s was very similar to working for Sears today. Starting in 1989, to retain its employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or young, GAO used the extreme subjectivity in its pay-for-performance system to give bonuses to its employees who were Democrat, minority, female, and/or young.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-sears-bonuses-bankruptcy-court-1215-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp., which filed for bankruptcy protection in October, said it needs to able to offer the extra cash to encourage key employees to stick with the company as it attempts to restructure, according to court filings. . .“Under these circumstances, it would be understandable if many key employees are asking themselves whether they should be seeking other opportunities,” Sears said in a court filing last month. However, the retailer “cannot afford this uncertainty — however understandable it may be,” according to the filing. The company has already “suffered significant employee attrition” in the past month, including the departure of the chief operating officer of its Sears Home Services business and five other employees who would have been eligible for bonuses, Sears said in a separate court filing this week.)
— ‘Saturday Night Live’: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Alec Baldwin return for ‘It’s A Wonderful Trump’ – Danielle Turchiano
https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-snl-it-s-a-wonderful-trump-20181216-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Petition challenges: Where 11 mayoral hopefuls stand in fight to stay on ballot – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/petition-challenges-11-chicago-mayoral-candidates-fight-to-stay-on-ballot/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Investigations look at Trump’s life from all angles.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/donald-trump-investigation-personal-life/

 

DAILY HERALD
— Kasich would prefer competing for presidency as a Republican – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20181213/news/312139823
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What are “favorable demographics?” Does your school district have “favorable demographics?”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181215/butler-elementary-district-53-uses-teamwork-personalization-to-achieve-growth

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Rauner baffles to the end – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20181215/statehouse-insider-rauner-baffles-to-end

 

BELLVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— In a year Republicans did well in Southern Illinois, why does the St. Clair County GOP struggle? – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article222944235.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Brennan said, however, she got “zero” help from the St. Clair County Republican Central Committee in her unsuccessful run for the county board. . .However, some Republicans point to issues within the local party itself as to why the GOP couldn’t gain ground in the county. Sources with ties to the party said most of the local efforts went toward pushing for the re-election efforts of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost and Gov. Bruce Rauner, which left little to no resources to help with the local races. Ed Cockrell is among the local Republican County Board candidates to say the local party didn’t help local candidates, such as with raising money or sending out mailers. . .Duane Henson, a Republican who ran for county clerk, and has served as a precinct committeeman, said some worked harder than him, and he worked harder than other candidates, but candidates who ran countywide all did about the same. “At the end of the day, we were all a couple thousand votes of each other,” said Henson, who chose to self fund his campaign. Henson wouldn’t comment on the leadership of the party. He did say he also has heard the suggestion of putting efforts into smaller races to develop candidates. “You focus on the smaller races and if you could get into some of the school boards and so forth and make some effective changes there, then you could get your message out and work your way up, (but) that takes several election cycles,” Henson said. Henson said there was brainstorming sessions among the candidates during the campaign and the party organized participation in parades leading up to the election. “Could we be better organized? Sure. I think there’s always room for improvement.” Party leaders however, are looking to see what can be done better the next go-around. “I know they’re doing a lot of analysis, some people who are a little higher up in party that me, have been discussing … what’s our path moving forward, what can we do different, what have we done wrong? You do that after anything,” Henson said.)

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-make-illinois-pot-law-model-for-nation/article_e4c6ca64-fbc4-5ebb-9c90-bba0cfbb7cb0.html

 

WAND TV
— Illinois cities receive $13.7M to reduce lead in homes – Jessica Dobson
http://www.wandtv.com/story/39650575/illinois-cities-receive-137m-to-reduce-lead-in-homes

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— High On The Highway: Challenges With Marijuana DUIs – MADELYN BECK
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/high-highway-challenges-marijuana-duis#stream/0

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Investigations undermine Trump presidency: ‘It weakens your friends and emboldens your enemies’- AP (DIERSEN: To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors opened investigations of my expense vouchers in 1974 and my income tax returns in 1978. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/16/donald-trump-investigations-undermine-presidency/
— ‘Democrat spin machines’: Trump says one-sided news coverage should be tested in courts – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/16/donald-trump-says-one-sided-news-coverage-should-b/

 

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Rudy Giuliani: Any Trump payoffs to women were aimed at protecting his children and marriage – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rudy-giuliani-any-trump-payoffs-to-women-were-aimed-at-protecting-his-children-and-marriage

 

BREITBART
— Bill: Lawmakers Must Pay Sexual Misconduct Settlements Out-of-Pocket – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/12/15/bill-lawmakers-must-pay-sexual-misconduct-settlements-out-of-pocket/

 

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— PARENTS WHO TAKE CHILDREN THROUGH THE DESERT, NOT THE BORDER PATROL, ENDANGER THEIR LIVES – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/272253/parents-who-take-children-through-desert-not-daniel-greenfield

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Stop Equating Every Immigration Situation with the Holocaust! – Rabbi Aryeh Spero
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/12/stop_equating_every_immigration_situation_with_the_holocaust.html

 

THE HILL
— Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine): Nothing wrong with Republicans challenging Trump in 2020 – ALICIA COHN
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/421576-gop-senator-nothing-wrong-with-republicans-challenging-trump-in

 

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “His worst nightmare: Trump’s life under a legal microscope.”
https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/15/politics/donald-trump-robert-mueller-investigations-russia/index.html

 

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “Investigations look at Trump’s life from all angles.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/part-trumps-life-investigation-59842548

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Mulvaney Called Trump a ‘Terrible Human Being’ in 2016 – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/15/us/politics/mulvaney-trump-terrible-human-being.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Americans are divided according to political party on their views of the economy and the Trump presidency, a new WSJ/NBC News poll found. – Aaron Zitner
https://www.wsj.com/articles/americans-have-mixed-feelings-about-economy-trump-presidency-wsj-nbc-news-poll-finds-11544968800
— Fight Over Voter Data Roils Democrats Ahead of Election The party is trying to catch up with Republican efforts to collect and store voter data – Julie Bykowicz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fight-over-voter-data-roils-democrats-ahead-of-election-11544899956

 

CLARION LEDGER
— Family breakdown explains social unrest – Star Parker
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/opinion/columnists/2018/12/16/family-breakdown-explains-social-unrest/2302739002/

 

TUCSON DAILY STAR
— Immigration Attitudes: Americans’ deep political divide creates fraught territory – Perla Trevizo
https://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/americans-deep-political-divide-creates-fraught-territory/article_e3b280a2-fd6d-11e8-8fe0-57a88b1a7958.html

 

FOX 8
— South Carolina pastor defends decision to buy wife $200,000 Lamborghini SUV, says ‘not a penny’ was used from church (DIERSEN: If you might buy a new SUV, what might you buy? I might buy a new Jeep Cherokee Limited FWD ($30,950) with V6 ($1,745), Luxury Group ($1,195), Floor Matts ($220), Block Heater ($115), and Destination Charge ($1,495).)
https://myfox8.com/2018/12/14/south-carolina-pastor-defends-decision-to-buy-wife-200000-lamborghini-says-not-a-penny-was-used-from-church/

 

ATLANTIC
— America Needs to Restore Dignity of Work – Marco Rubio (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes look down on wage earners. I was a lowly wage earner 1964-1997. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/help-working-class-voters-us-must-value-work/578032/

 

MOTLEY FOOL
— 2 in 5 Americans Spend More Money in Retirement Than Expected In doing so, they risk running out of savings down the line. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2018/12/15/2-in-5-americans-spend-more-money-in-retirement-th.aspx
(FROM THE ARTICLE: We’re often told to expect our expenses to go down in retirement, and generally speaking, retirees do spend less than their nonretired counterparts. While the average working American over 40 spends $2,993 a month on discretionary expenses, the average retiree spends just $2,008, according to data from Global Atlantic Financial Group. That said, nearly two out of five retirees are spending more money during their golden years than expected, so they risk prematurely depleting their nest eggs and struggling to keep up with expenses in the future. If you’d rather not land in a similar boat once it’s your turn to retire, the solution is simple: Understand what sort of lifestyle your savings will buy you in the future, and save more before retiring if it isn’t enough.)

 

ROLLING STONE
— Paul Ryan Wants More Immigrants, as Long as They Look Like Him Ryan has championed a bill that would allow more Irish immigrants to come to America – PETER WADE
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/paul-ryan-irish-immigration-769807/

 

DAILY MAIL
— Paul Ryan under fire for rushing out more than 10,000 visas to Irish nationals before leaving office when refugees and asylum seekers are being detained and rejected from the border – MICHAEL NAM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6500413/Paul-Ryan-attacked-rushing-10-000-visas-Irish-nationals-leaving-office.html

October 21 Morning Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Mexico slowly processes caravan migrants at Guatemala border – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/immigration/mexico-slowly-processes-caravan-migrants-at-guatemala-border/
— Illinois House 50th District Republican nominee: Keith R. Wheeler
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/keith-wheeler-illinois-house-50th-district-republican-candidate-2018-general-election/
— Illinois House 46th District Republican nominee: Gordon ‘Jay’ Kinzler – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/gordon-jay-kinzler-illinois-house-46th-district-republican-nominee-2018-general-election/
— My rude awakening, as a black man, to the American newsroom – John W. Fountain (DIERSEN: Since 1966, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted a) that instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a Black in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a Black in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted Blacks in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a Black in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a Black in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a Black could have my job and my preferred corner office.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/my-rude-awakening-as-a-black-man-to-the-american-newsroom/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: Do you really think GOP cares about pre-existing conditions? Rex Huppke (DIERSEN: What pre-existing conditions do you have? I have type 2 diabetes. I am obese (BMI 30.7). My vision cannot be corrected to 20/30, let alone 20/20. I need cataract surgery on both eyes. I have partial red/green color blindness. I do not get enough exercise. I sit in a chair 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. Because I am a federal retiree, my wife and I pay only $6,000/year for $24,000/year worth of health, dental, and vision insurance. Knowing that federal retirees and their spouses have lifetime membership in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program (https://www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/healthcare/) helped me endure the many negatives associated with being a federal employee for almost 30 years.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-healthcare-pre-existing-conditions-obamacare-gop-trump-huppke-20181018-story.html
— 10 years later: How the housing market has changed since the crash – Michele Lerner
http://www.chicagotribune.com/classified/realestate/ct-re-housing-market-changes-1021-story.html

 

WBBM
— Senger Suggests Mendoza Will Run For Mayor
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/challenger-state-comptroller-suggests-incumbent-will-run-mayor

 

WGN RADIO
— Walter Jacobson’s Perspective 10/21/18: Bruce Rauner and Immigration – CURTIS KOCH
https://wgnradio.com/2018/10/21/walter-jacobsons-perspective-10-21-18-bruce-rauner-and-immigration/

 

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Editorial: For Illinois Attorney General: Harold
https://qconline.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-for-illinois-attorney-general-harold/article_64bba56c-ab8b-51ed-9441-3e9f1738e7fd.html

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Endorsement: Rauner for Governor of Illinois
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20181021/endorsement-governor-of-illinois

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— For the 13th Congressional District: Rodney Davis – Editorial Board
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018-10-21/editorial-the-13th-congressional-district-rodney-davis.html

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— BGA: How consolidation is the answer to fewer taxpayers, flat revenues
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20181020/bga-how-consolidation-is-answer-to-fewer-taxpayers-flat-revenues

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Bruce Rauner Visits Republican Headquarters in Crystal Lake – Cal Skinner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2018/10/20/bruce-rauner-visits-republican-headquarters-in-crystal-lake/

 

SOUTHERN
— Expecting mass demonstrations for and against potential Trump visit, Carbondale cancels City Council meeting – ISAAC SMITH
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/communities/carbondale/expecting-mass-demonstrations-for-and-against-potential-trump-visit-carbondale/article_0328dbcf-a3ab-5da4-9cb0-679fc3ac509d.html

 

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Two GOP Candidates Assaulted in Minnesota Attacks come as state Democrats suspend staffer for beheading post – Bill McMorris
https://freebeacon.com/politics/two-gop-candidates-assaulted-minnesota/

 

THE HILL
— Migrant caravan continues journey toward US – BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/latino/412420-migrant-caravan-continues-journey-toward-us-after-clash-with-mexican-police

 

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps crow “‘This Is An Exodus’: Thousands Of Caravan Migrants Cross Into Mexico. Many of the Central American migrants, who are fleeing poverty and violence, are hoping to eventually reach the United States.”
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/caravan-migrants-mexico_us_5bcc2825e4b055bc94817fe5

 

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Republican says “John Cox and the Sad State of California’s GOP Republicans have become so disempowered in the state that their gubernatorial nominee is an Illinoisan who has lost every race he’s run.”
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/10/21/john-cox-california-republicans-gop-2018-221666

 

CBS NEWS
— Car crashes rise in states with legal marijuana, study finds – ASHLEY WELCH (DIERSEN: Of course, those who profit from car crashes are overjoyed about this.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/car-crashes-higher-in-states-with-legal-marijuana-study-finds/

 

NBC NEWS
— Americans are divided over everything except division Across a broad collection of groups – Democrats and Republicans, Clinton voters and Trump voters – more than 70 percent say the nation is divided. – Dante Chinni and Sally Bronston (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who say that they are religious, conservative, and/or Republican AND who ever-increasingly blame Trump and blame his supporters like me for their problems?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/americans-are-divided-over-everything-except-division-n922511
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The poll asked respondents who they blame for the nation’s disunited state and when you look at their answers through the frame of Donald Trump’s presidency, sharp divisions emerge. Among the 30 percent of respondents in the poll who strongly approve of President Trump’s job performance, there is a pretty clear line of blame for the nation’s divided nature. The “Democratic Party/Liberals” lead the way with this group, as one might expect. Next on the list is former President “Barack Obama.” Trump’s supporters also cast a somewhat wider net. They give some blame to “Godless”ness, “The Media,” and “The People/General Public of America.” Some even go as far as mentioning “Donald Trump,” but on the whole, there is a distinct partisan cast to the list. On the other side of the Trump divide, the 43 percent who strongly disapprove of President Trump’s job performance, we can see an even clearer picture. Donald Trump’s name stands apart from every other option on the list of potential causes with this group. Following behind the president is the “Republican Party/Conservatives” but no other answer rates very high. This is a distinctly blue view of the nation’s disunity. And among the 27 percent of respondents who neither strongly approve nor disapprove of Trump’s job performance, the president takes most of the blame, but his opponents take a hit as well.)

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps say “We’ll resume polling in Illinois’s 6th Congressional District soon. Republicans are trying to hold a well-educated district that swung 15 points toward Hillary Clinton. We’ve made calls, and people have spoken to us so far.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/upshot/elections-poll-il06-3.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “For a Change, Democrats Seem Set to Equal or Exceed Republicans in Turnout Polls show enthusiasm surging in many mostly white suburban districts, but less so among young and nonwhite voters.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/upshot/midterms-democrats-turnout-enthusiasm.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those on the left demonize, denigrate, and condemn police as being on the right.
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/nyregion/nypd-proud-boys-protests.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump asks “What if the Republicans Win Everything Again?” and says “Total victory for the G.O.P. would mean Trump unleashed.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/opinion/sunday/midterm-elections-republican-party-trump-senate-house.html
— No, A.I. Won’t Solve the Fake News Problem At least not for decades to come. Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg. – Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put or or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/opinion/sunday/ai-fake-news-disinformation-campaigns.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: An anti-Trump says “Donald Trump’s Perverse Advantage. When you’ve sunk this low, there’s nowhere to go but sideways.”)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/opinion/sunday/donald-trump-elizabeth-warren.html
— Desperately Seeking Principled Republicans The party has lost its way, and it’s time to start over. – Nicholas Kristof (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes a) reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and/or in the Republican Party platform and/or b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/opinion/sunday/congress-republicans-democrats-conservatives.html
— HARDCOPY ARTICLE TITLE: It’s Your Big Day, Do You Want Your Boss There? – Rob Walker (DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were furious when I got married in 1978 when I was 29 years old. They had always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I was a very bad person, and that because of that, no woman would ever marry me. They were even more furious that my wife had saved $20,000 and that she had a good job. Overwhelmingly, my Democrat IRS superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates had spouses who had little or no income, had never been married, were divorced, and/or had serious marital problems.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/business/manager-you-dont-like-wedding-invitation.html

 

LEWISTON TRIBUNE
— ‘What’s your sign?’ becomes ‘What’s your DNA?’ – Kathleen Parker
https://lmtribune.com/opinion/what-s-your-sign-becomes-what-s-your-dna/article_b02860be-5689-51ae-a6b0-9f355e7ba04e.html

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame Trump and his supporters for their problems. Are you a Trump supporter? I am. If you are a Trump supporter like I am, what do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do to punish/destroy you for being a Trump supporter? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes do everything that they can a) to stop me from putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, b) to stop everyone from reading those emails, c) to stop me from learning about their press conferences, fundraisers, etc. d) to stop me from promoting their fundraisers, etc., e) to stop me from attending their press conferences, fundraisers, etc., and f) to stop me from reporting on their press conferences, fundraisers, etc. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have made it especially clear that they do not want me to do anything to help reelect Peter Roskam. Previously, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes made it especially clear that they did not want me to do anything to help Jeanne Ives win the gubernatorial primary. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

 

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes blame Trump and his supporters for their problems. Questions to ask your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain: a) Are you a Trump supporter? b) How do the following treat Trump supporters: the voters in your precinct, the Republican candidates on the November 6, 2018 ballot in your precinct, your fellow Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains, the officers of your Republican township/ward/county organizations, your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, the IRP officers, the IRP National Committeeman and National Committeewoman, etc.? c) To what extent do the Republican candidates on the November 6, 2018 ballot in your precinct, their staff members, and their volunteers blame Trump for their election problems? d) To what extent do the Republican candidates on the November 6, 2018 ballot in your precinct, their staff members, and their volunteers blame Trump supporters for their election problems? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

October 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Senate votes 50-48 to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-votes-50-48-to-confirm-brett-kavanaugh-to-supreme-court-/4425968/
— Protesters gather in Washington and other cities to oppose Kavanaugh vote – CNN (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who will the anti-Trumps punish the most for Kavanaugh’s confirmation? ANSWER: Trump supporters, and especially those who are Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, non-veteran, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, those who attended private schools, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/protesters-gather-in-washington-and-other-cities-to-oppose-kavanaugh-vote/4427481/

 

NBC5
— Judge Brett Kavanaugh Narrowly Confirmed by Senate to Supreme Court Acrimonious to the end, the battle featured a climactic roll call that was interrupted several times by protesters in the Senate Gallery – Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Senate-Confirmation-Vote-Supreme-Court-Brett-Kavanaugh-495343921.html

 

CBS2
— Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed To The Supreme Court
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/10/06/brett-kavanaugh-confirmed-to-the-supreme-court/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court in spite of controversies – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/brett-kavanaugh-confirmed-to-us-supreme-court-in-spite-of-controversies

 

WGN TV
— Kavanaugh sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice – AP
https://wgntv.com/2018/10/06/senate-set-to-vote-on-kavanaugh-confirmation-saturday/

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to U.S. Supreme Court in Senate vote, 50-48 – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/senate-brett-kavanaugh-approval-vote-supreme-court-donald-trump-pick-sexual-assault/
— Trump cheers Kavanaugh confirmation aboard Air Force One – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-cheers-kavanaugh-confirmation-air-force-one/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump lashes out at Capitol Hill protesters – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–supreme-court-trump-20181005-story.html
— ‘A referendum about me’: Trump urges GOP turnout in midterms – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-bc-us–trump-20181002-story.html
— Kavanaugh confirmed, quickly sworn in: Conservative majority cemented on Supreme Court – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kavanaugh-confirmation-vote-20181006-story.html
— Naperville District 203 weighs whether to support arming teachers in Illinois schools – Suzanne Baker
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-203-guns-in-schools-st-1007-story.html
— Silicon Valley congressman unveils an Internet Bill of Rights – Hamza Shaban
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-internet-bill-of-rights-20181005-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Trumps promote Underwood.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-underwood-hultgren-voter-issues-20181001-story.html
— You know history will be unkind to Kavanaugh, right? – Eric Zorn (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint negatively about you? Mine paint negatively a) what I do as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor and as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and b) what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, GAO employee, IRS employee, Firestone Stores employee, Post Office employee, etc.)
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-you-know-history-will-be-unkind-to-kavanaugh-right-20181005-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers oppose any kind of restriction on the use of pot.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/sns-bc-us–medical-marijuana-employment-20181002-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Endorsement: Roskam for Congress in 6th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20181006/endorsement-roskam-for-congress-in-6th-district
— It’s done: Senate confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181006/its-done-senate-confirms-brett-kavanaugh-to-the-us-supreme-court
— What’s in new proposed Internet Bill of Rights? – Hamza Shaban (DIERSEN: Right No. 9 is “not to be unfairly discriminated against or exploited based on your personal data.” What personal data about you do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes use against you? They use against me the fact that I am a Trump supporter, Protestant (baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran), conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, old (born in 1948), non-poor, gun owner, 100% German American, draft avoider, my ancestors have been in America since 1844, union member for almost 12 years, federal retiree, the adverse actions that my Democrat superiors in the federal government took against me including forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, that I am no longer a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, etc.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20181006/whats-in-new-proposed-internet-bill-of-rights

 

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Taxes key part of campaign for governor – Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20181006/taxes-key-part-of-campaign-for-governor
— Illinois appellate judge accuses Kavanaugh of ‘robeitis’ – Bernard Schoenburg
http://www.sj-r.com/news/20181005/illinois-appellate-judge-accuses-kavanaugh-of-robeitis

 

HERALD & REVIEW
— Tax issue hangs over Illinois governor race – Rich Miller
https://herald-review.com/opinion/columnists/rich-miller-tax-issue-hangs-over-illinois-governor-race/article_32eb759c-f804-57e1-b860-2eddb9525862.html
— State workers suffer with step-increase delays – Editorial
http://www.sj-r.com/opinion/20181006/our-view-state-workers-suffer-with-step-increase-delays

 

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— It’s come to this in the governor’s race – Doug Finke
http://www.pjstar.com/news/20181006/statehouse-insider-its-come-to-this-in-governors-race

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Pritzker still leads Rauner despite ‘toilet tax’ scheme – Chuck Sweeny
http://www.rrstar.com/news/20181006/pritzker-still-leads-rauner-despite-toilet-tax-scheme

 

PONTIAC DAILY LEADER
— Upcoming elections bring cyber security concerns – Paul Westermeyer
http://www.pontiacdailyleader.com/news/20181006/upcoming-elections-bring-cyber-security-concerns

 

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Lawmakers Eye Audit of Lincoln Foundation – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=272588#.W7lBkmhKiM8

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— RAUNER SAYS “JB” WILL STAND FOR “JAIL BIRD” PRITZKER
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/10/rauner-says-jb-will-stand-for-jail-bird-pritzker-.html
— KAVANAUGH CONFIRMED BY U.S. SENATE, PULLING COURT TO THE RIGHT
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/10/kavanaugh-confirmed-by-us-senate-pulling-court-to-the-right-.html
— THORNER: EXPERT SAYS CONSTITUTION AND SOVEREIGNTY UNDERMINED BY RIVER OF HATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2018/10/our-sovereignty-and-the-constitution-are-being-assaulted-by-an-underground-river-of-hate.html

 

CAPITOL FAX
— Simon Poll: 34 percent would consider voting for a candidate accused of sexual harassment by multiple people (DIERSEN: What have your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes accused you of doing? Mine have accused me of causing all of their problems, all of your problems, all of my problems, and all of everyone’s problems. They have accused me of causing all the defeats that Republicans have suffered in Illinois since 2000, and especially all of the defeats that Republicans on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.
https://capitolfax.com/2018/10/05/simon-poll-34-percent-would-consider-voting-for-a-candidate-accused-of-sexual-harassment-by-multiple-people/

 

ROLL CALL
— Mitch McConnell Sees Electoral Gains From Fight Over Brett Kavanaugh
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/mitch-mcconnell-brett-kavanaugh-gains

 

THE HILL
— Senate installs Kavanaugh on Supreme Court – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/410225-senate-installs-kavanaugh-on-supreme-court
— McConnell: Kavanaugh win ‘a shot of adrenaline’ for GOP midterm chances – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/410228-mcconnell-kavanaugh-win-a-shot-of-adrenaline-for-gop-midterm-chances
— The winners and losers of the Supreme Court fight – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/410242-the-winners-and-losers-of-the-supreme-court-fight

 

POLITICO
— Kavanaugh wins confirmation to the Supreme Court The high court nominee is approved by the narrowest of margins. – JOHN BRESNAHAN and BURGESS EVERETT
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/06/kavanaugh-confirmation-vote-877357

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Senate Confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, Ending a Clash With Lasting Fallout – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court.html
— HOW TO WIN YOUR FIRST THREE MONTHS ON THE JOB – Kristin Wong (DIERSEN: I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old. I should write a book about my first 3 month on the job. My Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, and coworkers did everything that could to destroy me. They stressed that GAO had forced me to take a $19,203 (26%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer. They stressed that my Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. They stressed that my Democrat Post Office superiors had forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968. They demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being completely worthless a) the experience that I had gained working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880, b) what I had learned earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, c) what I had learned passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) what I had learned earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, e) etc. They stressed that I was a Republican, that I was conservative, that I was 100% German national origin, that my ancestors had been in America since 1844, that I had been baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I had avoided the draft, that I had owned a 1972 Corvette since 1971, and that my wife owned a home in Wheaton. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that if I had started with GAO instead of IRS in 1971, GAO would never have promoted me in 1972, 1973, or 1974. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that all executive branch employees are grossly inferior to all legislative branch employees. They used Money Magazine’s nasty February 1978 article on my wife and I to paint us as being undeservedly filthy rich DINKs (dual income, no kids).)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/30/us/first-day-at-new-job.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate confirms Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination – Seung Min Kim and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/kavanaugh-vote-divided-senate-poised-to-confirm-trumps-nominee/2018/10/06/64bf69fa-c969-11e8-b2b5-79270f9cce17_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Senate Votes to Confirm Kavanaugh to Supreme Court President Trump’s pick could join the Court as early as Tuesday, cementing a 5-4 conservative majority – Kristina Peterson and Natalie Andrews
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-poised-to-confirm-kavanaugh-for-supreme-court-1538834976

 

SACRAMENTO BEE
— Cox leans on business success in bid for California governor – AP (DIERSEN: If you sought a government office, what would you lean on? I would lean on the experience that I gained working for the federal government, the professional certifications and license that I earned, and the degrees that I earned. I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $96,403-$125,325. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $81,071-$91,880. I passed the CPA examination and the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt. I became a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Government Financial Manager, Certified Financial Services Auditor, and Forensic Accountant. I became a licensed CPA. I earned master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article219434825.html