December 28 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Marijuana arrests plummet in Illinois’ 5 largest suburbs – AP (DIERSEN: Why is that?)
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/28/marijuana-arrests-plummet-in-illinois-5-largest-suburbs/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— US mass killings in 2019 reached record numbers  In all, there were 41 mass killings, defined as when four or more people are killed excluding the perpetrator. Of those, 33 were mass shootings.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/28/21040419/mass-killings-shootings-2019-record

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats taking council control in Pence’s Indiana hometown – AP (DIERSEN: What do the members of your city council think of you? How do they treat you?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191228/news/312289948/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats will enter 2020 with a City Council majority in Republican Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana hometown for the first time since the 1980s after a recount confirmed a candidate’s one-vote victory margin. Democrats captured their 4-3 Columbus City Council majority in November’s election as they defeated two Republican incumbents, including Democrat Jerone Wood’s 260-259 win over Republican Councilman Dascal Bunch.)

WASHINGTON TIMES
— American colleges are veering into academic ‘police state’ territory – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/28/colleges-sharp-veer-toward-police-state/

TOWNHALL
— Hispanics Along the Southern Border Are Campaigning for Trump. This Is Why They Support Him. – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/28/watch-hispanic-trump-supporters-along-the-border-explain-why-the-gops-values-align-with-theirs-n2558632
— African Americans Are Taking Back Jobs Stolen By Illegal Aliens – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/28/african-americans-taking-back-jobs-stolen-by-illegal-aliens-n2558637
— CNN Panel Says to Watch Out for Republican Racism in 2020 – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: In 2020, in Illinois, in your country, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs will do everything that they can to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/28/cnn-panel-already-seeing-racism-in-2020-n2558635

FOX BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot smoking gains on booze as teens’ favorite vice – Jonathan Garber
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/pot-smoking-gains-booze-teens-144241929.html

AEI
— Chart of the day: For every 100 girls/women…
https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/chart-of-the-day-for-every-100-girls-women/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The data in the table show that on many, many measures of: a) educational, behavioral and mental health outcomes, b) alcohol, drug addiction, and drug overdoses, c) suicide, murder, violent crimes, and incarceration, d) job fatalities and e) homelessness, boys and men are faring much worse than girls and women. And yet despite the fact that boys and men are at so much greater risk than girls and women on so many different measures, those significant gender disparities that disproportionately and adversely affect men get almost no attention. In fact, it’s girls and women who get a disproportionate amount of attention, resources, and financial support, including: 1. There are women’s centers and women’s commissions on almost every college campus in the country, but not a single men’s center or commission that I’m aware of. 2. In higher education, there is a significant and disproportionate number of sex-specific scholarships, fellowships, awards, initiatives, etc. for female students and faculty. Many of those single-sex, female-only programs are currently being challenged with Title IX complaints to the Office for Civil Rights.)

THE HILL
— Why taxpayers should support expanding the GAO – GARRETT JOHNSON AND M. ANTHONY MILLS (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I have always supported/promoted GAO’s mission. GAO audits IRS. In 1980, when I was 31 years old, after having worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, I took a $19,568/year pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer to GAO. But the Democrats who ran GAO wasted the knowledge of IRS, wasted my career, forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, and kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO. They wasted what I learned earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, earning a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and earning a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, and/or a veteran.) 
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/476007-why-taxpayers-should-support-expanding-the-gao
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Congress approved $1.4 trillion in new spending last week to avoid another government shutdown over the holidays. Taxpayers are right to be wary whenever Congress pulls out its checkbook. But when it comes to one important line-item, budget hawks should be rooting for more funding, not less. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) serves as Congress’s watchdog and plays a critical role in holding the federal government accountable to the American people. In November, the comptroller general issued the annual Performance and Accountability Report for FY2019, which found that GAO’s work, “yielded a record $214.7 billion in financial benefits — a return of about $338 for every dollar invested in GAO.” Congress has provided $630 million in new funding for GAO — a $40 million increase. This new spending will help support the comptroller general’s efforts to modernize oversight and improve Congress’s ability to anticipate and address critical challenges. Since 2014, GAO’s work has produced $340 billion in savings and more than 6,400 improvements in program and operational improvements across the government, according to the comptroller general’s February testimony before Congress. In addition to its traditional auditing work, GAO recently established a science, technology, assessment, and analytics (STAA) team. The STAA team is focused on enhancing Congress’s capacity to assess emerging technologies, auditing federal science and technology programs, and using advanced analytics to improve auditing.)

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Marijuana arrests plummet in Illinois’ 5 largest suburbs (DIERSEN: Why is that?)
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article238786328.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat news media promotes stories that 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.columbian.com/news/2019/dec/28/top-news-stories-2019-impeachment-trump-tops-list/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use “White Voters on the Far Right” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Republicans. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/28/us/politics/trump-2020-trumpstock.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘We have the resources’: Democratic presidential candidates propose trillions in spending amid debate over what’s doable – Toluse Olorunnipa
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/we-have-the-resources-democratic-presidential-candidates-propose-trillions-in-spending-amid-debate-over-whats-doable/2019/12/28/1d8a74e0-28c6-11ea-a14c-412f7b9e2717_story.html
— A government shutdown and the biggest raise in a decade: How Trump gave federal workers whiplash in 2019 – Lisa Rein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-government-shutdown-and-the-biggest-raise-in-a-decade-how-trump-gave-federal-workers-whiplash-in-2019/2019/12/28/7e99f55e-2677-11ea-b2ca-2e72667c1741_story.html

USA TODAY                                          
— Will it be a happy new year? Sure, in our own lives. For the country? Poll says that’s tougher. – Susan Page, William Cummings, Nicholas Wu
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/28/poll-american-optimism-2020-their-own-lives-tempered-us/2708362001/

December 27 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/society/chicago-cannabis-coordinator-lays-out-dos-and-donts-for-2020-legal-weed/5792406/

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wgntv.com/2019/12/27/dispensaries-working-for-months-to-prepare-for-flood-of-marijuana-customers/

WBBM 780
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/naperville-mayor-unfazed-by-state-pot-legalization

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-legalization-on-jan-1-20191227-aa52o6wmrnegvfpgb55uedlgcq-story.html
— New state law requires companies to train employees on how to recognize, prevent sexual harassment – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-law-requires-harassment-training-20191227-rgyrgwgidnfrzbpvmkjgdlpl5y-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Deerfield doubles down on its assault weapons ban and welcomes marijuana sales – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/deerfield/ct-dfr-year-in-review-tl-0102-20191227-4yqdte54orfwxklrgvpkpvw5vq-story.html
— You still can’t smoke weed and drive — but tests to prove impairment murky The state law legalizing weed authorizes a study to find the best way to enforce laws against driving while stoned. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/27/21038162/pot-recreational-marijuana-illinois-driving-dui-pot-cannabis-impaired-police
— Drug recognition experts will play a big role in detecting drivers who are high come Jan. 1, police say – MEGAN JONES
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-drug-recognition-experts-st-1229-20191227-lq34jrsz6nh6hhlmy5nyd7hdnm-story.html

— The 2010s: America’s decade of jobs, opportunity and prosperity – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-jobs-economy-growth-recession-trump-20191227-wgtdv4jpkfcs7c36u6l5unyi6u-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Bloomingdale Township clerk Joyce Hundhausen remembered for service to community – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191227/bloomingdale-township-clerk-remembered-for-service-to-community
— Ex-Hinsdale South teachers sue Sterigenics over cancers – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191227/ex-hinsdale-south-teachers-sue-sterigenics-over-cancers

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— POLICE ANSWER PRE-JANUARY 1ST CANNABIS QUESTIONS ON FACEBOOK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/police-answer-pre-january-1st-cannabis-questions-on-facebook.html
— “REFUGEES” AND “IMMIGRANTS” – THE SAME, OR VERY DIFFERENT IN ILLINOIS?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/refugees-and-immigrants-the-same-or-very-different-in-illinois-.html

DAILY WIRE
— Michael Moore: ‘White People Have Not Changed…You Should Be Afraid Of Them’ – Joseph Curl (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who promote hatred against Whites to curry favor with White-haters?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michael-moore-white-people-have-not-changed-you-should-be-afraid-of-them

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The following happily claim that “White Christian America ended in the 2010s:” Those who 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.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/2010s-spelled-end-white-christian-america-ncna1106936

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
— Cannabis-related psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game – Rita Giordano
https://www.inquirer.com/health/marijuana-addiction-adolescents-psychosis-abuse-vaping-penn-state-20191223.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Women Favor World Run By Women More Than Men Do
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/december_2019/women_favor_world_run_by_women_more_than_men_do

NEWSWEEK
— YALE COLLEGE STUDENTS REBUT TRUMP CAMPAIGN WEBSITE WITH ‘SNOWFLAKES FIGHT BACK’ SITE OF THEIR OWN – RAMSEY TOUCHBERRY
https://www.newsweek.com/yale-college-students-rebut-trump-campaign-website-snowflakes-fight-back-site-their-own-1479400

DAILY MAIL
— Six cancer-stricken teachers who worked at the same high school blame their illnesses on a nearby sterilizing plant that released carcinogenic gas into the neighborhood Six former teachers from Willowbrook, Illinois, are suing medical supply sterilization company Sterigenics – SNEJANA FARBEROV
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7830867/Five-former-teachers-blame-cancers-sterilizing-plant.html

December 22 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 13 shot, 2 in custody after memorial turns ‘chaotic’ in Englewood, Chicago police say – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/13-shot–2-in-custody-after-englewood-memorial-turns-chaotic-police/5776745/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Plans for Trump impeachment trial get foggy before holiday break – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/plans-for-trump-impeachment-trial-get-foggy-before-holiday-break
— At least 13 Republican governors plan to still accept refugees near year
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/at-least-13-republican-governors-plan-to-still-accept-refugees-near-year

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana arrests in Chicago’s largest suburbs dropped sharply in the years leading up to legal weed – SARAH FREISHTAT, ERIN HEGARTY and SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-nvs-abn-marijuana-arrests-st-20191222-4o4byw7vp5glrogxlyp6aew3aq-story.html
— South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads his 2020 rivals in Wall Street contributions – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-nw-pete-buttigieg-donors-presidential-campaign-2020-20191222-luk4m7oalnbyblu367g67k47wu-story.html
— Trump dubs Hawaii Sen. Hirono ‘not the smartest’ in speech – JORDAN FABIAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-trump-hirono-20191222-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191222/news/312229900/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Candidates and Incumbents Celebrated Christmas with Lake County Right to Life on December 6.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/lake-county-right-to-life-christmas-party/
— Unintrended Consequence of Getting Rid of McHenry County Superintendent of Regional Education
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/22/unintrended-consequence-of-getting-rid-of-mchenry-county-superintendent-of-regional-education/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Maripat Oliver -hypocrisy at the highest level – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/12/dupage-township-trustee-maripat-oliver-hypocrisy-at-the-highest-level/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘She knew it was wrong’: Trump offers ‘respect’ toward Tulsi Gabbard for not voting to impeach – Jon Brown
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/she-knew-it-was-wrong-trump-admits-great-respect-toward-tulsi-gabbard-for-not-voting-to-impeach

AMERICAN THINKER
— He’s My President, Not My Pastor – Timothy Philen
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/hes_my_president_not_my_pastor.html
— The voter purge myth – Michael Nadler
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/the_voter_purge_myth.html

BREITBART
— Ted Cruz Blasts Spending Bill: Funds Planned Parenthood, Gun Control – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/21/ted-cruz-blasts-spending-bill-funds-planned-parenthood-gun-control/

DAILY CALLER
— Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Says Asian, Indian And Middle-Eastern Billionaires Are ‘White’ – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/21/elizabeth-warren-asian-indian-middle-eastern-billionaires-white/

TOWNHALL
— Leave It to CNN to Flat Out Lie About the Booming Economy – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/12/22/cnn-flat-out-lies-when-they-say-the-trump-economy-is-not-substantially-different-than-before-n2558408

NEWSMAX
— National Review Editor Calls for Trump’s Removal – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/resistance-nevertrump-coup-senate/2019/12/22/id/946978/

THE HILL
— ‘SNL’ mocks Tulsi Gabbard after ‘present’ vote on impeachment: ‘Democrats, I’ll get you, my party, and your little mayor too’ – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/475640-snl-mocks-tulsi-gabbard-after-present-vote-democrats-ill-get

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Joe Biden is winning the electability primary – DOYLE MCMANUS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-22/joe-biden-electability-democratic-nomination

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Generation Gap Over Church at Christmas Strains surface when millennial children who rarely attend religious services visit baby-boomer parents who do – Clare Ansberry
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-generation-gap-over-church-at-christmas-11577016000

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Welcome to the Electability Primary – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, according to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/12/welcome-to-the-electability-primary.html

ROLLING STONE
— The Traitors Among Us – RICK WILSON (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other Whites to curry favor with minorities? What do you say to men who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other men to curry favor with women? What do you say to older people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other older people to curry favor with younger people? What do you say to rich people who demonize, denigrate, and condemn other rich people to curry favor with poor people? What do you say to those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who demonize, denigrate, and condemn others whose ancestors have been in America for a long time to curry favor with those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?)
https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/traitors-donald-trump-republican-party-922194/

FEDWEEK
— Survey Provides Demographic Snapshot of Federal Workforce (DIERSEN: Missing: political affiliation, liberal/moderate/conservative, marital status, dependents, religion, national origin, first year ancestors came to America, net worth, etc.)
https://www.fedweek.com/issue-briefs/survey-provides-demographic-snapshot-of-federal-workforce/

GUARDIAN
— ‘Impeach me outside’: SNL portrays Donald Trump with hoop earrings calling the Democrats ‘losers’ and the debates a ‘freak show’ – before ‘Krampus’ Nancy Pelosi gifts him the articles of impeachment – ARIEL ZILBER
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7818595/Impeach-outside-SNL-portrays-Donald-Trump-hoop-earings-calling-Democrats-losers.html

December 18 Evening Edition

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Split screen: Trump holding rally as impeachment vote looms – DARLENE SUPERVILLE, ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN
https://apnews.com/df59970ad25ae98e8d0139fd24adcec1

THE HILL
— Watch live: Trump holds rally in Michigan while House votes on impeachment
https://thehill.com/video/campaign/475202-watch-live-trump-hosts-rally-in-michigan

ABC7
— Trump impeachment debate: Republicans draw comparisons to Jesus, Pearl Harbor attack, Salem Witch trials – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gop-ties-impeachment-debate-to-jesus-pearl-harbor-salem-witch-trials/5766752/
— Chicago marijuana sales to start on time, City Council votes down ordinance – Jessica D’Onofrio and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ordinance-to-delay-recreational-marijuana-sales-fails-/5764998/

CBS2
— City Council Approves Ban On Aldermen Lobbying Other Elected Officials – Todd Feurer
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/18/chicago-city-council-aldermen-lobbying-ban/
— Chicago Hospitals Prepare For Problems Related To Legal Marijuana Use – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/17/chicago-hospitals-prepare-for-problems-related-to-legal-marijuana-use/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Revival of head shops may be sign of coming high times for Illinois – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-head-shops-st-1219-20191218-vs6cwgeodrhgjahupmj5lprqty-story.html
— Marijuana teen vaping up as other drug use, drinking and smoking decline, according to NIH survey – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-marijuana-vaping-up-nih-monitoring-the-future-survey-tt-20191218-c6rxsuxm3nb2tmtpkgipyq233u-story.html
— Oswego police prepare for jump in marijuana-related DUIs – LINDA GIRARDI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-marijuana-st-1219-20191218-4hsewpwqrbh3xc57oy6ctp5meu-story.html
— Illinois is getting more than 250 new laws and taxes on Jan. 1. Here’s what you need to know. – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-liststory-illinois-new-laws-2020-20191218-k3sjxat7mvgonbbbvyr7anlbja-list.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs measure to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-municipal-pension-consolidation-20191218-v7feag3lsfez5irczyq7ba4cha-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board moves to yank video gambling license after accusing owner of offering a $5 million ‘illegal inducement’ to betting parlor chain – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-video-gambling-license-revocation-20191218-hksxbsjwnnhnvlyjidassomj5m-story.html
— Shareholder lawsuit is filed against ComEd parent Exelon, alleging it misled investors concerning federal probe
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-exelon-shareholder-lawsuit-20191218-i6cxtbmjv5hajdydmkzzrmrlhq-story.html
— Legal recreational weed sales will begin Jan. 1 as planned in Chicago, despite a wild, angry debate in City Council – JOHN BYRNE, LOLLY BOWEAN, GREGORY PRATT and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-marijuana-delay-vote-city-council-20191218-rjelqg6gc5fojgkpau3q32tio4-story.html
— DuPage Forest Preserve board OKs five years of priority projects that don’t include Greene Farm Barn
By SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-forest-preserve-greene-barn-st-1220-20191219-43dsann6sfc3bkurnfog4uyrx4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Cigar shops, hookah lounges and other smoke shops could allow pot use under city proposal Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced an ordinance laying out rules for consuming pot in public Wednesday. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/18/21028867/recreational-marijuana-cigar-hookah-smoke-shops-public-pot-consumption
— Lightfoot moves to strengthen Welcoming City ordinance — but leaves ‘carve-outs’ in place for now Immigrant activists have demanded removal of exceptions that govern how Chicago Police cooperate with ICE. Lightfoot campaigned on the promise to do just that. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21028945/lightfoot-moves-to-strengthen-welcoming-city-ordinance-but-leaves-carve-outs-in-place-for-now
— Effort to delay recreational pot sales fails after gov promises to give 2 new licenses to owners of color Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned of a “multitude of unintended consequences” if pot sales were delayed in the city until July 1. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/18/21028078/recreational-marijuana-sales-chicago-city-council-vote-delay

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Legal weed survives push to delay sales After a dramatic showdown on the City Council floor today—one of the biggest tests of Mayor Lightfoot’s administration so far— aldermen thwarted a call from black council members to halt recreational marijuana sales for six months. – A.D. QUIG 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/legal-weed-survives-push-delay-sales

QUAD CITIES TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://qctimes.com/news/local/holiday-gift-guide-in-the-weeds-looking-for-gifts-for/article_9a7d058e-be76-5d79-bd5c-f839fb6b50da.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds at rally call for Trump’s impeachment – Kierra Frazier
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/12/18/hundreds-at-rally-call-for-trumps-impeachment/aozw1b8/

WJBC
— Illinois’ transparency on economic subsidies gets a middling grade
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/12/18/report-illinois-transparency-on-economic-subsidies-gets-a-middling-grade/

FRANKFORT PATCH
— OUTSTANDING: Rally In Support Of President Trump Planned In Frankfort The rally will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the intersection of La Grange Road and Route 30 in Frankfort. – Andrea Earnest
https://patch.com/illinois/frankfort/rally-support-trump-planned-frankfort

EVANSTON PATCH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds Take Part In Anti-Trump Impeachment Rally In Evanston The House will vote on Wednesday whether to make Donald Trump the third president in U.S. history to be removed from office.​​ – Nikki Gaskins
https://patch.com/illinois/evanston/hundreds-take-part-anti-trump-impeachment-rally-evanston

DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION DIVISION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Nomination Petition Hearings: West v. DiCianni at 9:30 AM Thursday, December 19, 2019; Hooper v. Felice at 2:15 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019; and Tarnowski v. Youngberg at 3:00 PM Thursday, December 19, 2019. 
https://www.dupageco.org/Election/61831/

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Adult-Use Cannabis
https://vimeo.com/380119918
— Cannabis Laws
https://www.wheaton.il.us/cannabislaws

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY DEMOCRAT PARTY CHAIRMAN ADDED TO LIST OF THOSE UNDER FEDERAL INVESTIGATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cook-co-democrat-party-chairman-added-to-list-of-those-under-federal-investigation.html
— CBS BOOSTS SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/cbs-boosts-southern-poverty-law-center.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois high school officials probe racist insults at game – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-insult/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that student fans at a high school girls basketball game west of Chicago subjected members of a visiting team to racist and body-shaming chants and slurs. Officials from Bishop McNamara Catholic School in Kankakee say the ugly behavior was on display Saturday during their varsity team’s game against St. Edward Catholic School in Elgin, WLS-TV reported. Bishop McNamara fans and parents say students in the St. Edward fan section were yelling racist comments throughout the game, including making animal noises at a black Bishop McNamara player and another member of the team.)
— Utah rally supporting Trump impeachment draws hundreds – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/pro-impeachment-rally-draws-hundreds/
— Trump favorability up 6 percentage points since impeachment began, Gallup poll shows Support for impeachment down 6 percentage points since October – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-favorability-up-6-percentage-points-since-im/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Payback’: Republicans vow to impeach next Democratic president – Kerry Picket 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/republicans-vow-to-impeach-next-democratic-president

GOPUSA
— Judge permits Georgia to remove 120K ‘inactive’ voters from registration rolls
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81410

BREITBART
— Pew: Race Divides Democrat Party on Faith and Marriage – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/pew-race-divides-democrat-party-faith-marriage/
— Nancy Pelosi Compares Impeachment to Battle of the Bulge Against Nazi Germany – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/18/nancy-pelosi-compares-impeachment-to-battle-of-the-bulge-against-nazi-germany-wwii/

BLAZE
— Top House Democrat compares Trump impeachment to fights against slavery, Jim Crow – Nate Madden
https://www.theblaze.com/news/top-house-democrat-compares-trump-impeachment-to-fights-against-slavery-jim-crow

CNS NEWS
— Trump Administration Expands the List of Criminal Offenses That Would Bar Asylum – Susan Jones 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/national/susan-jones/trump-administration-expands-list-criminal-offenses-would-bar-asylum

DAILY CALLER
— Democrats Betray America With Impeachment Vote – RONNA MCDANIEL, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/mcdaniel-democrats-impeachment/
— Trump Administration Wants To Restrict More Criminal Aliens From Qualifying For Asylum – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/18/trump-illegal-aliens-asylum-criminals/

DAILY WIRE
— Epic Fail: Latest Poll Shows Trump’s Approval Rising, Support For Impeachment Low – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/epic-fail-latest-poll-shows-trumps-approval-rising-support-for-impeachment-low

COLLEGE FIX
— Justice Department is still investigating Harvard for anti-Asian admissions practices – GREG PIPER (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because of the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, it is OK to be 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.thecollegefix.com/justice-department-is-still-investigating-harvard-for-anti-asian-admissions-practices/

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters want all the citizens of all the countries in the world to seek asylum in America.
https://abcnews.go.com/International/blocked-border-young-families-pregnant-mothers-struggle-asylum/story?id=67777661

WASHINGTON POST
— Pelosi emerges as Trump’s most powerful political adversary with impeachment – Paul Kane
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-impeachment-pelosi-emerges-as-trumps-most-powerful-political-adversary/2019/12/18/3f47cd96-21b2-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

USA TODAY
— ‘Four more years!’: Michigan crowd rallies for Trump ahead of House impeachment vote – Kathleen Gray and Elena Durnbaugh
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/12/18/donald-trump-battle-creek-kellogg-impeachment-rally/2693773001/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Reject Trump’s cynical anti-Palestinian ploy on campus speech.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-reject-trumps-cynical-ploy-on-campus-speech-20191218-yqbljj3wpbfofeo574wasjysum-story.html

NEW YORKER
— India’s Citizenship Emergency – Isaac Chotiner (DIERSEN: Islam is more like a political party or a country without borders than a religion.)
https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/indias-citizenship-emergency
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Last week, India adopted new legislation called the Citizenship Amendment Act, which gives undocumented immigrants of several faiths a path to citizenship but excludes Muslims, who make up about fifteen per cent of the country’s population. The law is part of a pattern of persecution of Muslims carried out by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party, who seek to transform India from an avowedly secular, pluralistic country into a Hindu one. This past August, Modi revoked the autonomy of India’s only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir, and flooded it with troops, in an ongoing siege. In Assam, another state with a large Muslim population, the government implemented the National Register of Citizens, which forced people to prove or lose their citizenship status. Immigrants whose citizenship was stripped by the state are already being sent to detention camps; last month, the government declared that the citizenship registry would soon cover the entire country. The cumulative effect of these moves has been to throw India’s democratic character and future into a precarious state not seen since the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of emergency and imprisoned her political opponents. In response to the Citizenship Amendment Act, demonstrations have broken out across India.)

DAILY BEAST
— The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that students yelled racist comments and chanted animal noises at a black player during a high school girls basketball game. – Emma Tucker
https://www.thedailybeast.com/illinois-high-school-officials-probe-racist-slurs-by-students-at-game

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Thousands attend impeachment rally in Chicago
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Thousands-attend-impeachment-rally-in-Chicago/67655.html

December 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Recreational marijuana sales could be delayed in Chicago after committee passes ordinance (DIERSEN: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/committee-passes-ordinance-that-could-delay-recreational-marijuana-sales-in-chicago/5763373/
— Local pastors say ending CPD’s merit promotions could hurt efforts to promote diversity in the department – Craig Wall (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government used the subjectivity in their promotion systems to give preference to their employees who were Democrats, and especially to those who were minority, female, and/or younger.) 
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/beck-hears-from-pastors-frustrated-by-end-to-police-merit-promotions/5763444/

NBC5
— Hundreds Gather for Rally Ahead of Trump Impeachment Vote The House of Representatives is expected to vote on articles of impeachment against the president Wednesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/hundreds-gather-for-rally-ahead-of-trump-impeachment-vote/2190395/
— Illinois Democrats Facing Tough Re-Election Bids Will Support Impeachment of President Trump Reps. Underwood and Lipinski have both said they will vote in favor of articles of impeachment against the president
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-democrats-facing-tough-re-election-bids-will-support-impeachment-of-president-trump/2190269/

CBS2
— Emergency Rooms Prepare For Legal Marijuana
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4247189-emergency-rooms-prepare-for-legal-marijuana/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump angrily objects to impeachment, calls it ‘perversion’ – Lisa Mascaro and Mary Jalonick
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-angrily-objects-to-impeachment-calls-it-perversion

WTTW
— City Council Committee Votes to Delay Recreational Marijuana Sales in Chicago – Paul Caine
https://news.wttw.com/2019/12/17/city-council-committee-votes-delay-recreational-marijuana-sales-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Freshman Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood, who won a Trump district last year, will vote for articles of impeachment – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-to-vote-for-impeachment-20191217-6sftdw3f4zg4lbxlikfmqfn5iu-story.html
— What happens to the weed black market when recreational marijuana goes legal Jan. 1? ‘I see it opening the door to more clients,’ one dealer says. – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-marijuana-black-market-20191216-tgnejrr2bna4xj36fd64fzgqay-story.html
— Measure to delay Chicago’s recreational marijuana sales till July narrowly clears panel of aldermen; full City Council may vote Wednesday – JOHN BYRNE (DIERSEN: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lori-lightfoot-black-aldermen-weed-delay-20191217-2y7zgpibi5a3bik7vekcphywiy-story.html
— Recreational pot isn’t all that’s new in Illinois in 2020: The minimum wage goes up, so do parking garage taxes and license plate fees – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-new-laws-2020-20191218-k3sjxat7mvgonbbbvyr7anlbja-story.html
— Hammond council unanimously approves resolution supporting DACA, Dreamers – LU ANN FRANKLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-hammond-daca-vote-st-1218-20191217-c6vu42kekrbyjbriyy7lnpnwwq-story.html
— Corruption experts have descended on Chicago, a rich habitat – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-corruption-convention-chicago-ethics-20191217-20191217-rw2wkpbsyjecvjr43vv5p5z2pe-story.html
— Doctor’s report says 77-year-old Joe Biden is ‘healthy, vigorous’ and ‘fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency’ – LAURAN NEERGARD and ALEXANDRA JAFFE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-joe-biden-health-20191218-iklhofocbregvchiqcaghmfwgy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Hundreds turn out for Naperville rally calling to impeach President Donald Trump – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-impeachment-rally-riverwalk-st-20191218-l5h3a5oq3feylciyhgcmcrc6di-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Reps. Lauren Underwood, Cheri Bustos to back Trump impeachment Underwood and Bustos are two of 31 Democrats representing districts Trump won in 2016 and the group has been closely watched for defections. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/17/21026607/lauren-underwood-vote-trump-impeachment
— Feds investigating former Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios, records show The authorities are interested in his access to private planes and boats, among other matters, according to a grand jury subpoena obtained by the Sun-Times. – Mark Brown, Tim Novak, and Robert Herguth
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/17/21026896/cook-county-assessor-joe-berrios-federal-investigation
— Exelon sued over lobbying investigation The company has disclosed multiple grand jury subpoenas and an SEC probe. – Jon Seidel 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/12/17/21027004/exelon-class-action-lawsuit-comed-lobbying-investigation
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ promoters promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/17/21024383/hallmark-channel-zola-ellen-degeneres-sanna-marin-finland-sesame-street-editorial
— Reflections before the House debates the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Wednesday The most memorable day in my career was Dec. 19, 1998, when Bill Clinton was impeached and — in a shocker — Rep. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., lined up support to be Speaker. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/17/21027177/reflections-house-debates-wednesday-two-articles-impeachment-against-president-donald-trump-clinton

DAILY HERALD
— Underwood says ‘I must vote to protect the Constitution’ and vote for impeachment – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191217/underwood-says-i-must-vote-to-protect-the-constitution-and-vote-for-impeachment
— Haymarket Center suing Itasca over zoning classification – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191217/haymarket-center-suing-itasca-over-zoning-classification

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Move to delay Chicago weed sales passes committee A full council vote is expected tomorrow on Ald. Jason Ervin’s proposal to halt recreational marijuana sales in Chicago until July 1. – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/move-delay-chicago-weed-sales-passes-committee
— New pot laws can’t start at the finish line The reality is that marijuana legalization had to begin somewhere. Delaying recreational sales in Chicago to address the all-white industry isn’t the answer, writes the executive director of advocacy group Chicago NORML. – EDIE MOORE
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/new-pot-laws-cant-start-finish-line

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Some local Democratic leaders back Biden – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191217/some-local-democratic-leaders-back-biden

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191216/canton-pot-dispensary-to-be-ready-jan-1-being-rebranded-as-rise

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois offering low cost cannabis loans (DIERSEN: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-offering-low-cost-cannabis-loans-14913307.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Shimkus to miss impeachment vote – Dawn Schabbing
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/shimkus-to-miss-impeachment-vote/article_fbd1cd66-2119-11ea-a184-8ff9444c6b3f.html

NEWS TRIBUNE
— U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger says he will vote ‘no’ on president’s impeachment Congressman urges ‘let’s get back to real work’ – Derek Barichello
https://www.newstrib.com/2019/12/17/u-s-rep-adam-kinzinger-says-he-will-vote-no-on-presidents-impeachment/acqo3r6/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— Kendall County Board approves revised employee drug policy Tuesday vote comes before adult use cannabis becomes legal Jan. 1 in Illinois – KATIE FINLON
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2019/12/16/kendall-county-board-approves-revised-employee-drug-policy/askoay3/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Joe Biden Is ‘Healthy’ And ‘Vigorous’ According To Doctor’s Report – RICHARD HARRIS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/joe-biden-healthy-and-vigorous-according-doctors-report#stream/0

WIFR
— Pot Patrol: Law enforcement agencies prepare for impaired drivers – Brittany Karlin
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Pot-Patrol-Law-enforcement-agencies-prepare-for-impaired-drivers-566290421.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney on Illinois Corruption
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/mcsweeney-on-illinois-corruption/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Electoral Board Hearing Officer and Campaign Merchandising
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/il-14-catalina-lauf-electoral-board-hearing-officer-and-campaign-merchandising/ 
— Former CL Mayor Bob Wagner, R.I.P.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/former-cl-mayor-bob-wagner-r-i-p/ 
— DeWitte Gets Another Study Group Appointment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/dewitte-gets-another-study-group-appointment/ 
— Mike Beuhler Calls Jack Franks Out on Coroner Elimination
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/mike-beuhler-calls-jack-franks-out-on-coroner-eliminated/ 
— IL-06: Jeanne Ives Earns Endorsement from Club for Growth
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/il-06-jeanne-ives-earns-endorsement-from-club-for-growth/
— FBI Rebuked by FISA Court
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/fbi-rebuked-by-fisa-court/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Announces She’ll Support Impeachment, Rally in Woodstock at 5:30
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/il-14-impeachment-rally-in-woodstock-at-530/ 
— Dems Demonstrating for Impeachment in Crystal Lake Tonight
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/17/dems-demonstrating-for-impeachment-in-crystal-lake-tonight/

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois enacting a progressive tax is like Sears attempting a turnaround by hiking prices – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-enacting-a-progressive-tax-is-like-sears-attempting-a-turnaround-by-hiking-prices/

CAPITOL FAX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot praised for “new and innovative” cannabis social equity idea (DIERSEN: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.)
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/17/lightfoot-praised-for-new-and-innovative-cannabis-social-equity-idea/
— Pritzker sends president a letter consenting to receive refugees (DIERSEN: What do Democrats say to refugees about Republicans?) 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/17/pritzker-sends-president-a-letter-consenting-to-receive-refugees/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Barack Obama’s feminist nonsense – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/17/barack-obamas-feminist-nonsense/

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who approved Hallmark’s decision to air same-sex wedding ads? – Catharine Evans
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/who_approved_hallmarks_decision_to_air_samesex_wedding_ads_.html

BLAZE
— Violence erupts during pro-Trump women’s event at DC hotel after attendees at ‘high-profile Democrat wedding’ harass conservative women; 1 arrested Hot time in the old town – Sara Taylor (DIERSEN: If I do not promote a Republican event in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, it is because the event organizers a) did not notify me of the event or b) did not want me to promote the event. If I do not report on a Republican event, it is because the event organizers a) did not want me to report on the event or b) I was not able to attend the event. Because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out, I cannot attend many events, especially those that require substantial travel time. The less conservative that event organizers are, the less likely that they will a) notify me of their events, b) ask me to promote their events, c) invite me to attend their events, and/or d) ask me to report on their events.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fracas-erupts-during-pro-trump-womens-event-at-dc-hotel-after-attendees-at-high-profile-democrat-wedding-harass-conservative-women-1-arrested

DAILY CALLER
— Despite Viewership Woes, CNN Retains Stranglehold On 58 Airports – RUDY TAKALA
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/17/takala-cnn-viewership-airports/

GOPUSA
— Trump supporters in revolt against media
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81263
— Barack Obama: It’s time for women to run the world
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=81299

NEWS BUSTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is 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.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ryan-foley/2019/12/17/cuomo-slams-gop-their-silence-trumps-pelosi-tweet-says-its

PJ MEDIA
— Trump’s Most Loyal Supporters Are Orthodox Jews. Here’s Why – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/election/trumps-most-loyal-supporters-are-orthodox-jews-heres-why/

NOQ REPORT
— Could President Trump get 15% of the black vote? More? – Michio Hasai 
https://noqreport.com/2019/12/17/president-trump-get-15-black-vote/

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law Amendments Permit “Reasonable” Drug Testing But Leave Uncertainty
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/illinois-recreational-marijuana-law-amendments-permit-reasonable-drug-testing-leave

WASHINGTON POST
— Impeachment live updates: House Democrats have enough votes to impeach Trump, according to a Post analysis – Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner and Elise Viebeck
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-impeachment-live-updates/2019/12/17/f3aa9e20-20b9-11ea-86f3-3b5019d451db_story.html

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana’s Ten Biggest Victories Of 2019 – Tom Angell
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomangell/2019/12/17/marijuanas-ten-biggest-victories-of-2019/#5d137f179667

COLDWELL BANKER
— OFFICE CONDO FOR SALE: 610 West Roosevelt Road, Wheaton – $125,000
https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/il/wheaton/610-west-roosevelt-rd/pid_34056169/

December 15 Morning Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Hallmark pulls Zola commercial of same-sex couple after pressure from conservative group One Million Moms – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hallmark-pulls-zola-commercial-of-same-sex-couple-after-pressure-from-conservative-group

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191214/ascend-illinois-cultivation-center-gears-up-for-recreational-pot-sales

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Chicago Tribune Tees Up Arguments Against Democrats’ Progressive Income Tax Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/15/chicago-tribune-tees-up-arguments-against-democrats-progressive-tax-referendum/ 
— What Editors Want for Christmas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/ehat-editors-want-for-christmas/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— BOOK REVIEW: ‘Provoking the Press’  Pointing out the biases and limitations of establishment journalism – Lauren Weiner
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/14/book-review-provoking-the-press/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Nasty SALT cap supporters demonize, denigrate, and condemn taxpayers as being “rich” and “wealthy” who have to pay more federal income tax because of the SALT cap. Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-try-to-restore-a-tax-cut-for-the-rich
— Saturday Night Live parodies A Marriage Story with Kellyanne and George Conway – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/watch-saturday-night-live-parodies-a-marriage-story-with-kellyanne-and-george-conway

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Reporters Enraged Over Media Portrayal in ‘Richard Jewell’ – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/issues/reporters-enraged-over-media-portrayal-in-richard-jewell/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Impeachment Vote Underscores a Harshly Partisan Era
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-impeachment/2019/12/14/id/945940/

NEWS BUSTERS
— The Washington Post Impeaches Its Credibility – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/14/washington-post-impeaches-its-credibility

TOWNHALL
— Democrats, Impeachment, and the Cheapening of Everything – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2019/12/15/democrats-impeachment-and-the-cheapening-of-everything-n2558010

AMERICAN THINKER
— It’s not just ‘orange man bad.’ For Dems, ‘white man bad,’ too – Peter M. Friedman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites who a) glorify and praise White-haters and pander to White-haters? What do you say to men who a) glorify and praise men-haters and pander to men-haters?) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/its_not_just_orange_man_bad_for_dems_white_man_bad_too.html
— Press gulps as Team Trump unleashes a full-sail 2020 re-election plan – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/press_gulps_as_team_trump_unveils_a_full_sails_ahead_2020_reelection_plan.html
— A blow against voter fraud in Wisconsin – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/a_blow_against_voter_fraud_in_wisconsin.html
— What is going on at Drudge Report? – J.B. Shurk
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/what_is_going_on_at_drudge_report.html
— Republicans’ advantage: People like cities that work – Richard Jack Rail
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/republicans_advantage_people_like_cities_that_work.html
— America’s real disease is toxic ignorance – Leann Horrocks (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want everyone to listen to/read ONLY what they say/write.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/americas_real_disease_is_toxic_ignorance.html

BLAZE
— Videos show Trump welcomed with thunderous applause at Army-Navy game 70,000 fans broke into cheers of ‘Four More Years!’ – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump_army_navy_four_more_years

DAILY WIRE
— Media Smears Army, Navy Cadets, Accuses Them Of Flashing White Power Symbols – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/media-smears-army-navy-cadets-accuses-them-of-flashing-white-power-symbols

FEDERALIST
— Faked-Up Fox News Sexual Harassment ‘Bombshell’ Film Fizzles Like A Dud Huge dollops of deceit undercut both the credibility and even the message of ‘Bombshell’ by allowing it to be dismissed as politically expedient fiction. – James Dawson
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/13/faked-up-fox-news-sexual-harassment-bombshell-film-fizzles-like-a-dud/

PJ MEDIA
— Pro-Palestinian Thuggery on Campus Gets a Rebuke from Trump – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/pro-palestinian-thuggery-on-campus-gets-a-rebuke-from-trump/
— Moves Like Jagger? Bloomberg Crowd Boogies in Cringe Dance…Or Does It? – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/moves-like-jagger-bloomberg-crowd-boogies-in-cringe-dance-or-does-it/

POLITICO
— Conservative groups target their impeachment ‘Dirty 30’ Advocacy organizations are running ads against the House Democrats who represent districts that Donald Trump won in 2016. – ANITA KUMAR
https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/15/conservative-groups-wage-war-on-impeachment-083396

CNN
— The real reason Democrats should study the UK election – Stephen Collinson
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/14/politics/us-britain-politics-boris-johnson-donald-trump-labour-party-democrats-election-2020/

NBC NEWS
— ‘SNL’ looks at the holiday dinner table during impeachment Greta Thunberg, played by Kate McKinnon, tells Trump to “grow up.” – Dennis Romero
https://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/tv/snl-looks-holiday-dinner-table-during-impeachment-n1102371

CNBC
— 6 key steps to retiring next year – Jessica Dickler (DIERSEN: My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my 1997 GAO salary was in today’s dollars.) 
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/13/6-key-steps-to-retiring-next-year.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Retirement readiness nationwide is shaky overall. Only 23% of men and just 12% of women are “very confident” in their ability to fully retire with a comfortable lifestyle, according to recent research from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. . .Consider how your expenses will change in retirement. “The dollar amount is dependent on how long someone expects to be retired but also the lifestyle they plan to lead,” added Lauren Anastasio, a certified financial planner at SoFi in Claymont, Delaware. “The first question people should ask themselves is ‘what do I expect retirement to look like?’” she said. “Some folks want to be close to their family, others want to travel the world.”)

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Impeach.”
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-impeachment.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/trump-democracy.html
— What Would Jesus Do About Inequality? – Molly Worthen (DIERSEN: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Jesus is a Democrat who hates individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Christian, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/13/opinion/sunday/christianity-inequality.html
— The Decade in Retirement: Wealthy Americans Moved Further Ahead Prospects for most Americans’ retirement security haven’t improved. For affluent households, however, the odds of a successful retirement have gotten much better. – Mark Miller (DIERSEN: Because interest rates are far less than inflation, your retirement savings in interest bearing accounts are losing purchasing power.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/14/business/retirement-social-security-recession.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— West Point, Annapolis Officials Investigating Possible ‘White Power’ Hand Sign Army and Navy officials try to determine meaning of hand signs that service academy personnel appeared to use on national TV during Army-Navy football game – Ben Kesling
https://www.wsj.com/articles/west-point-annapolis-officials-investigating-possible-white-power-hand-sign-11576373230

HILL REPORTER
— 2020’s New Voters Will Be Less White Than Ever Before — Which Could Be A Huge Problem For Trump – CHRIS WALKER (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: 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://hillreporter.com/2020s-new-voters-will-be-less-white-than-ever-before-which-could-be-a-huge-problem-for-trump-53559

DAILY PROGRESS
— GOP is left behind by changing demographics – Bob Gibson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: 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.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-gop-is-left-behind-by-changing-demographics/article_a7ebb538-7975-5dcc-95b4-96565173f861.html

MEDIA BIAS/FACT CHECK
— GOPUSA: “GOPUSA is a private company whose mission is to spread the conservative message throughout America.” Dr. Robert Eberle is President and CEO of GOPUSA. In review, GOPUSA utilizes headlines that contain moderately loaded words and almost all stories are pro-right and anti-left. While they tend to source their information to mostly credible media, they also have produced a false claim via a fact checker. Overall, we rate GOPUSA as right biased based on story selection and mixed for factual reporting based a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 8/16/2017)
https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/gopusa/

WIKIPEDIA
— List of fake news websites
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fake_news_websites

December 14 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— 175+ attend outstanding Krishna Bansal 11th Congressional District campaign kick-off rally at the Bolingbrook Golf Club Saturday afternoon, December 14, 2019. Speakers included Chirico, DeMonte, Grogan, Ives, Jani, Keller, Kuma, Schneider, and Senger. Attendees included Anderson, Balich, Carlyle, Coyne, Edmier, Felice, George, Hanson, Hois, Holder, Jorgensen, Kelly, Lauzen, Lawlor, McCluskey, Mitchell, Rilley, Ruhl, Schultz, Simone, Vician, Ward, Yurgaitis, and Zahm. The host committee included many of the aforesaid plus Batinick, Caprio, Claar, Daily, Hartwell, Hunt, Mervine, Nathwani, Pearson, Sharma, Wheeler, and Wehrli. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

NBC5
— OUTSTANDING: Indiana Resisting Marijuana Trend of Neighboring States – AP
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/indiana-resisting-marijuana-trend-of-neighboring-states/2189249/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— OUTSTANDING: Indiana resisting marijuana trend of neighboring states – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-in–marijuana-indiana-20191214-story.html
— Public input sought on applicants for DuPage judge vacancy
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-digest-st-1215-20191213-3g5iwlpqsvcv7lirvpsubuls7q-story.html
— Precinct closures harming voter turnout in Georgia, analysis finds – MARK NIESSE AND NICK THIEME (DIERSEN: The closing of the polling place in the Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 building at 130 West Park Avenue in Wheaton has harmed the voter turnout in my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-tns-bc-georgia-precincts-turnout-20191214-story.html
— DuPage Forest Preserve District Board’s lack of transparency and decorum ‘disturbing’ – MARILYN L. SCHWEITZER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-guest-column-st-1215-20191214-nfiw4a7g45hdvefi5rg2ae52zi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— The suburbs’ fateful role in three presidential impeachments Lawmakers’ remarks in 1974, 1998, 2019 may sound a lot alike – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191214/the-suburbs-fateful-role-in-three-presidential-impeachments

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois Statehouse Republicans not facing much backlash – Rich Miller
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/miller-illinois-statehouse-republicans-not-facing-much-backlash/article_bc8b0bc2-1e3b-5cb9-a269-40dbd371f8cc.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI settles free-speech lawsuit with students involved in incident at 2017 Trump protest – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/ui-settles-free-speech-lawsuit-with-students-involved-in-incident/article_2668d44e-6862-5376-9dba-c5e09ec90605.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— McSweeney says he’s a bipartisan corruption fighter – Doug Finke
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20191214/statehouse-insider-mcsweeney-says-hes-bipartisan-corruption-fighter

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Syverson denies Hard Rock Casino Rockford advocacy was improper – Jeff Kolkey
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20191214/syverson-denies-hard-rock-casino-rockford-advocacy-was-improper

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— To clean up state government, Pritzker must stand up to Madigan – Brett Rowland
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/to-clean-up-state-government-pritzker-must-stand-up-to/article_c383d9c2-1ccd-11ea-ab82-b32e6be14b30.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— Safety on road, pot an unlikely couple – Editorial
https://herald-review.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-safety-on-road-pot-an-unlikely-couple/article_ecbb3520-a321-502c-adc8-ffa50e5c3405.html
— Here’s how Decatur police are preparing to test for drivers impaired by cannabis – Analisa Trofimuk 
https://herald-review.com/news/local/public_safety/here-s-how-decatur-police-are-preparing-to-test-for/article_dee2687e-089a-5337-99a2-f82170edeced.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: NDAA Conference Committee Finishes Work & Passes House
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/il-14-ndaa-conference-committee-finishes-work-passes-house/ 
— Wilcox Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/14/wilcox-reports-26/ 
— IL-14: Catalina Lauf Fires Back at Republican Swamp in Illinois *Update: 2nd Video*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/il-14-catalina-lauf-fires-back-at-republican-swamp-in-illinois/

BREITBART
— 17,000 Brazilian Migrants Cross Border in Single Texas City in FY2019 – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/12/14/report-17000-brazilian-migrants-cross-in-single-texas-city-in-fy2019/

THE HILL
— Anti-impeachment Democrat poised to switch parties – SCOTT WONG, MIKE LILLIS AND RACHEL FRAZIN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/474587-anti-impeachment-democrat-poised-to-switch-parties-reports

MOTLEY FOOL
— Older Workers Are Being Pushed Out of Their Jobs, and It’s a Problem Many employees find themselves out of work or underemployed as they age, which could spell trouble for their retirement. – Maurie Backman
https://www.fool.com/retirement/2019/12/14/older-workers-are-being-pushed-out-of-their-jobs-a.aspx

December 7 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: University of Illinois drops criminal background question from student application – AP (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-u-of-i-criminal-background-application-20191207-4e5xemrikfgcxet5vvngrithzu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Illinois spent $8.5 billion to cut its pension debt. It wasn’t enough. – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191207/illinois-spent-85-billion-to-cut-its-pension-debt-it-wasnt-enough

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— GOP keeps beating the ethics drum – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20191207/statehouse-insider-gop-keeps-beating-ethics-drum

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Madigan aids wannabes in Chi districts – RICH MILLER
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/miller-madigan-aids-wannabes-in-chi-districts/article_f12c455b-4766-5a4b-889f-39723491638c.html

HERALD & REVIEW
— From nativity scene to satanic sculpture, Capitol rotunda has become focal point of religious debate – Ted Schurter
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/capitol-recap-from-nativity-scene-to-satanic-sculpture-capitol-rotunda/article_f9fa8f83-ae02-56d7-8d93-2df3e3d3bd7a.html

WLDS
— Chicago Club Fundraisers For Madigan Brings Questions in Corruption Dragnet – Benjamin Cox
http://wlds.com/news/chicago-club-fundraisers-for-madigan-brings-questions-in-corruption-dragnet/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— *REMINDER* Dundee Township Republicans Christmas Party in Algonquin Sunday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-06-il-house-district-66-dundee-township-republicans-holiday-party-in-algonquin-sunday-copy
— IL-14: James Marter Video from St. Charles Meet & Greet -Taking direct shots by name at Jim Oberweis and Sue Rezin, and inferred shots at Catalina Lauf and Ted Gradel that all chose to stand with Bruce Rauner in 2018 over Jeanne Ives 
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-14-james-marter-video-from-st-charles-meet-greet/ 
— Skillicorn Calls for Fast Action on Ethics Reform
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/skillicorn-calls-for-fast-action-on-ethics-reform/
— ID-14: Another Unscientific Poll
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-14-another-unscientific-poll/
— IL House 66th District: Allen Skillicorn Interview Video on Ethics
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/07/il-house-66th-district-allen-skillicorn-interview-video-on-ethics/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Is America More Tolerant than Ever Before? – Micah Clark
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/is-america-more-tolerant-than-ever-before/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michael Bloomberg says his live-in girlfriend would be ‘de facto first lady’ if he wins election The presidential hopeful and domestic partner Diana Taylor met in 2000 – Jennifer Harper 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/6/michael-bloomberg-says-his-live-in-girlfriend-woul/
— Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’ – Jessica Chasmar 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/8/sughed-michael-bloomberg-suggests-disarming-minori/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Media split: Bongino Report, Drudge alternative, competes in news aggregator space – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-split-bongino-report-drudge-alternative-competes-in-news-aggregator-space
— ‘Don’t compare me to Donald Trump!’: Biden defends insults against Iowa voter – John Gage 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/dont-compare-me-to-donald-trump-biden-defends-insults-against-iowa-voter
— ‘My staff is representative of the Democratic Party’: Biden hits back at diversity question – John Gage
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/my-staff-is-representative-of-the-democratic-party-biden-hits-back-at-diversity-question

BREITBART
— White House’s Grisham: ‘We’re Not Going to Legitimize’ Impeachment Hearing with Our Participation – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/07/white-houses-grisham-were-not-going-to-legitimize-impeachment-hearing-with-our-participation/

DAILY CALLER
— Ann Coulter Attacks Trump For Inaction On Border: ‘How Would It Be Different Under President Biden?’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/06/ann-coulter-trump-president-biden/

GOPUSA
— AOC: My family would have starved under Trump’s plan! (DIERSEN: One could argue that because jobs have always been available for able-bodied people, unemployment is caused by those jobs being so bad that the unemployed will not take them. The less education that you have, the less work experience that you have, the fewer professional certifications and licenses that you have, the worse that the jobs are that you might have to take.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=80746

NEWSMAX
— Impeachment Has Been the Left’s Agenda All Along – Patrick Murray
https://www.newsmax.com/patrickmurray/impeachment-trump-schiff-democrats/2019/12/06/id/944861/

TOWNHALL
— Possibility of All-White Debate Stage Has Democratic Candidates Squirming – Bronson Stocking
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2019/12/07/possibility-of-all-white-debate-stage-has-democratic-candidates-squirming-n2557632

NEWS BUSTERS
— Media Give a Pass to Schiff Investigating a Reporter’s Phone Logs – Jeffrey Lord 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2019/12/07/media-give-pass-schiff-investigating-reporters-phone-logs
— Feminists Exalt the Wonder of Abortion – Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/12/07/bozell-graham-column-feminists-exalt-wonder-abortion

PJ MEDIA
— Buttigieg Has a ‘Deplorables’ Moment, Basically Calling All Trump Supporters Racists – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/election/buttigieg-has-a-deplorables-moment-basically-calling-all-trump-supporters-racists/

THE HILL
— Limbaugh: Impeachment driven by ‘raw hatred’ of Trump and ‘people who elected him’ – JOE CONCHA 
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/473373-limbaugh-impeachment-driven-by-raw-hatred-of-trump-and-the-people-who-elected

WASHINGTON POST
— Mike Bloomberg’s money buys him a very different kind of campaign. And it’s a big one. – Isaac Stanley-Becker and Michael Scherer 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mike-bloombergs-money-buys-him-a-very-different-kind-of-campaign-and-its-a-big-one/2019/12/07/0593ec7c-184a-11ea-a659-7d69641c6ff7_story.html

FORBES
— Should You Stay At Your Current Job? – Shelcy V. Joseph (DIERSEN: I can always ask myself, a) what if I had refused my Democrat GAO superiors’ early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, b) what if I had not accepted GAO’s job offer in 1980 and stayed at IRS, c) what if I had not accepted IRS’s and Oldsmobile’s job offers in 1971 and stayed at Firestone Stores, d) what if I had not accepted Firestone Store’s job offer in 1970, and e) what if I had refused my Democrat Post Office superiors’ pressure to resign in 1969?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelcyvjoseph/2019/12/07/should-you-stay-at-your-current-job/

MEDIATE
— Drudge Report Twitter Mocks Dan Bongino’s New ‘Alternative’ to Drudge Report – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/online/drudge-mocks-dan-bonginos-new-alternative-to-drudge-report-%f0%9f%98%b4/

November 30 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Big Obstacles Remain Before Chicago Gets Long-Awaited Casino The city must convince state lawmakers to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Big-obstacles-remain-before-Chicago-gets-long-awaited-casino-565639911.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Another relic of Mike Madigan’s old-school style of politics passes into history The old-timers may mutter about how kids today don’t have the gumption that they did back in their day, but old-timers are gonna old-timer. Not every tradition is a good one. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/29/20986349/mike-madigans-old-school-style-politics-illinois-rich-miller

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago is on track to become the largest American city with a casino – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cb-chicago-casino-20191130-hrflyoppvjfnzd6vuhnkqlrice-story.html
— Impeachment’s influence hazy as issue in congressional races – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–election-2020-congress-impeachment-20191130-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— A drop in people, a $1 billion rise in property taxes – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191130/griffin-a-drop-in-people-a-1-billion-rise-in-property-taxes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: DuPage County’s local governments collected $3,138 in property taxes for every resident in 2018, up $88 from the year before. Local governments in Lake County collected $3,422 in property taxes per resident in 2018, up $75 per person from 2017. In Kane County, local governments received $2,499 per person in taxes, up $62 from last year’s per-person cost. In McHenry County, it was $2,724 for every resident, up just $20. And in Will County, local governments collected $2,801 per person, up $80 from 2017.)

LAKE FOREST PATCH
— Bringing More People to the Republican Party All are welcome to the Women’s Republican Club luncheon at Exmoor Country Club Saturday – Women’s Republican Club of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff
https://patch.com/illinois/lakeforest/bringing-more-people-republican-party

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Signs “No New Taxes Pledge” of Americans for Tax Reform
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/30/il-14-ted-gradel-signs-no-new-taxes-pledge-of-americans-for-tax-reform/ 
— IL-14: God is Setting the Table So He Can Be Glorified in 2020
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/30/il-14-god-is-setting-the-table-so-he-can-be-glorified-in-2020/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— New York’s new bigots are its anti-Christian lawmakers – Nicole Russell
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-yorks-new-bigots-are-its-anti-christian-lawmakers-and-andrew-cuomo

FOX NEWS
— The impact of designating Mexican cartels a ‘foreign terrorist organization’ – Hollie McKay
https://www.foxnews.com/world/mexican-cartels-foreign-terrorist-organization-impact
— Newsweek fires reporter after publishing mistakes in story about Trump’s Thanksgiving plans – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/newsweek-fires-reporter-thanksgiving-trump-plans

AMERICAN THINKER
— In Favor of Nationalism – Nicholas J. Kaster
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/in_favor_of_nationalism.html

BREITBART
— Massachusetts GOP: Warren Running ‘Entire Presidential Campaign Based Upon Envy’ – HANNAH BLEAU (DIERSEN: Democrats always a) promote envy against Republicans and b) hint/imply/argue/shout that Republicans do not disserve what Republicans have. My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government always hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I did not disserve the new cars, real estate, college degrees, professional certifications, professional license, promotions, collector cars, sick days, vacation days, federal seniority, etc. that I had. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that they had less than I did because they did not avoid the draft, because they had a spouse to support, because they had children to support, because they had bad health, etc.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/30/massachusetts-gop-warren-running-entire-presidential-campaign-based-upon-envy/
— ‘Freedom of Expression Has Its Limits!’ – Merkel Rails Against Free Speech – JACK MONTGOMERY (DIERSEN: Of course, Merkel would want the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/30/freedom-expression-has-its-limits-merkel-rails-against-free-speech/

NEWSMAX
— Mexico Warns It Won’t Allow US Invasion Over Drug Cartels
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/mexico-drugcartels/2019/11/30/id/943922/

DAILY WIRE
— Majority Of GOP Think Trump Is Better Than Historic U.S. President, But Not Better Than America’s 40th President, Poll Says – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/majority-of-gop-think-trump-is-better-than-historic-u-s-president-but-not-better-than-americas-40th-president-poll-says

NEWS BUSTERS
— New York Times: Happy Thanksgiving, Trumpian Bigots and Other Ignorant Folks – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/11/30/new-york-times-happy-thanksgiving-trumpian-bigots-and-other-ignorant

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Evangelicals accused of ‘submitting to white nationalism’ for supporting Trump – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/30/evangelicals-accused-of-submitting-to-white-nationalism-for-supporting-trump-858728
— Navy Secretary touts importance of following ‘lawful order’ after being fired for undermining his boss – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: A few of my Democrat superiors in the federal government were not happy that Democrat politicians forced them to carry out Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion orders, that is, to give preference to their employees who were Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran, that is, to discriminate against their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran. My Democrat IRS superiors got rid of the IRS manager who promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. My Democrat GAO superiors got rid of the GAO manager who hired me in 1980, got me assigned to audits of IRS in 1986, and promoted me in 1986.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/26/navy-secretary-touts-importance-of-following-lawful-order-after-being-fired-for-undermining-his-boss-857541
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Unemployed Navy Secretary Richard Spencer — who was fired by Defense Secretary Mark Esper for insubordination — slammed President Trump, saying he made the wrong decision when he reversed the demotion of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was prosecuted for killing an ISIS terrorist. “I don’t think [Trump] really understands the full definition of a warfighter,” Spencer told CBS News. “A warfighter is a profession of arms. And a profession of arms has standards that they have to be held to and they hold themselves to.” Spencer was reacting to President Trump’s statement defending his decision to reverse Gallagher’s demotion.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Who Will Tell the Truth About the Free Press? – Editorial (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/30/opinion/editorials/fake-news.html

NEW YORK POST
— Today’s Yale grads aren’t qualified to lead in the 21st Century – Esteban Elizondo
https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/todays-yale-grads-arent-qualified-to-lead-in-the-21st-century/

WASHINGTON POST
— The ‘Silicon Six’ spread propaganda. It’s time to regulate social media sites. A pluralistic democracy depends on shared truths – Sacha Baron Cohen (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, a) all government and political news and commentary is propaganda except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless and b) GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails spread propaganda. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/25/silicon-six-spread-propaganda-its-time-regulate-social-media-sites/
— The Democratic presidential campaign has produced confusion rather than clarity – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-democratic-presidential-campaign-has-produced-confusion-rather-than-clarity/2019/11/30/d8ce889e-1378-11ea-bf62-eadd5d11f559_story.html

November 30 Morning Edition

NBC5
— Settlement Reached in Ex-Madigan Campaign Worker’s Harassment Lawsuit Alaina Hampton alleged the powerful Democratic lawmaker’s campaign committees ignored her allegations of sexual harassment and retaliated against her for bringing them forward
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/Judge-Denies-Madigans-Motion-to-Dismiss-Lawsuit-Over-Sexual-Harassment-Allegations-565629061.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Why Chicago’s history of racial conflict matters – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/630621

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic leaders defied House Speaker Michael Madigan to appoint a replacement for Rep. Luis Arroyo. Here’s what could happen next. – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-luis-arroyo-replacement-challenge-20191130-vyvtprnybbae3eb56apq5f2tcu-story.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter and Jerry Evans Surge in Twitter Followings *UPDATE: Marter Up to 725 Twitter Followers since initial article*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/29/il-14-james-marter-and-jerry-evans-surge-in-twitter-followings/ 
— IL-14: God is Setting the Table So He Can Be Glorified in 2020
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/30/il-14-god-is-setting-the-table-so-he-can-be-glorified-in-2020/ 
— Practice of Introducing Bills with No Content Gets Legal Challenge in State of Washington
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/11/30/137086/

 
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— GOP candidate Breen calls out Rep. Costa-Howard for supporting ‘thoroughly corrupt’ Democratic machine – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/520543656-gop-candidate-breen-calls-out-rep-costa-howard-for-supporting-thoroughly-corrupt-democratic-machine

GOPUSA
— Government workers more likely to support socialism, repealing Second Amendment: Poll (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, virtually all my superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates were Democrats. If I had been a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, non-veteran, German American, Protestant, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.) 
http://www.gopusa.com/government-workers-more-likely-to-support-socialism-repealing-second-amendment-poll/

AMERICAN THINKER
— In Favor of Nationalism – Nicholas J. Kaster
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/in_favor_of_nationalism.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Don’t Blame Trade For Static Living Standards The real culprit is the trillions we pay in defense and medical costs each year. – JON BASIL UTLEY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/dont-blame-trade-for-static-living-standards/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The ‘Deep State’ Canard Spreads – JONAH GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government painted me as being a member of, if not a leader of, a Republican deep state. They blamed me for the difficulties that they had hiring and retaining a) qualified young Democrat minorities and c) qualified young Democrat females.) 
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/deep-state-canard-spreads-partisan-talking-point/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Bloomberg’s Presidential Bid Comes Amid A Golden Age For Super-Rich Politicians Has there been a better time for billionaires to run for office than now? – Paul Blumenthal
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-bloomberg-2020-billionaires_n_5ddee266e4b00149f728d60d

REUTERS
— Mexico bristles at U.S. cartel plan, insists it’s doing its part – Anthony Esposito
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mexico-cartels/no-invasion-since-1914-mexico-bristles-at-cartel-terror-designation-plan-by-u-s-idUSKBN1Y31VC

NEW YORK POST
— An utterly, unspeakable wrong new ‘right’ – Jonathan S. Tobin
https://nypost.com/2019/11/29/an-utterly-unspeakable-wrong-new-right/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Border Dilemmas Are the Same for Trump or Obama Two global news agencies withdraw a story when they realize it scandalized the wrong president. – Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/border-dilemmas-are-the-same-for-trump-or-obama-11575063189
— How to Fix College Admissions Getting into a top school is a stressful, unpredictable process. Here are 10 ways to make it fairer and more transparent. – Melissa Korn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-fix-college-admissions-11575042980

24/7 WALL STREET
— The Income a Family Really Needs to Avoid Poverty in Every State – Michael B. Sauter (DIERSEN: My Civil Service Retirement System pension is only $53,316/year and my Social Security is only $2,118/year. The cost of living in Wheaton is very high.)
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/11/25/income-it-takes-for-family-to-be-considered-poor-in-every-state/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois
> Annual cost of living (family of 2): $51,039 (19th highest)
> Annual housing costs (family of 2): $10,564 (18th highest)
> Annual food costs (family of 2): $5,506 (11th lowest)
> Median family income: $81,313 (17th highest)
> Families earning less than $10,000: 3.3% (25th highest)
— Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State – Michael B. Sauter 
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/11/27/income-it-takes-to-be-considered-middle-class-in-every-state/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois
> Household income range for middle class: $25,052 – $123,442
> Median family income: $81,313 (17th highest)
> Middle class share of Illinois income: 45.2% (9th smallest)
> Richest 20% share of Illinois income: 51.8% (8th largest)
> Cost of living in Illinois: 1.5% less expensive than U.S. avg.)
— Income it Takes to be Considered Rich in Every State – Samuel Stebbins
https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/11/27/income-it-takes-to-be-considered-rich-in-every-state/4/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois
> Min. annual income to be in the top 20%: $130,780 per household (14th highest)
> Income controlled by highest 20% of earners: 51.8% (8th highest)
> Min. annual income to be in the top 5%: $249,232 per household (11th highest)
> Median household income: $65,030 (15th highest)
> Cost of living: 1.5% less expensive than U.S. avg.)

BUTLER COUNTY TIMES GAZETTE
— Most want employees loyal to company over boss – Julie Doll (DIERSEN: My past and present critics/opponents who held/hold leadership roles at Milton Township Republican Central Committee, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, GAO, IRS, etc. focused/focus on destroying those who did/do not put loyalty to them over loyalty to the aforesaid organizations. I should write a book about them.)
https://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/opinion/20191129/julie-doll-most-want-employees-loyal-to-company-over-boss

WUSA9
‘There are no age requirements to make a difference’ – Jess Arnold (DIERSEN: What do you do to “make a difference” and what “difference” do you want to make? I put together and send out a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email each and every morning and each and every evening to encourage religious, conservative, and Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. to defend and advance the Republican Party platform and especially its traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks.) 
https://www.wusa9.com/article/features/producers-picks/nine-year-old-uses-running-to-raise-money-for-cancer/65-82f7a173-6e8c-4007-9091-571e027a0ad8

AUTO TRADER
— FEBRUARY 2016 FLASHBACK: What Cars Would the Presidential Candidates Drive? – Doug DeMuro (DIERSEN: The vehicles that you owned and own say more about you than anything that you can say about yourself. I should write an article about the candidates on the Republican and Democrat March 17, 2020 ballots in my precinct and the vehicles that they owned and own.) 
https://www.autotrader.com/best-cars/what-cars-would-presidential-candidates-drive-249886
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Donald Trump: 2016 Cadillac Escalade It’s big. It’s bold. It’s brash. It’s in your face. The Cadillac Escalade is essentially Donald Trump in automotive form, with high-class luxury on the inside — just like one of his famed Trump Tower buildings — and conspicuous, attention-grabbing styling on the outside. Although we suspect The Donald doesn’t actually drive himself, we think he’d drive an Escalade if he did.)

COMMON DREAMS
— New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Across Political Spectrum Back Warren’s Ultra-Millionaire Tax At rallies, the White House hopeful has criticized billionaires for their complaints about her plan to impose a two percent tax on wealth over $50 million. – Julia Conley
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/29/new-poll-finds-majority-americans-across-political-spectrum-back-warrens-ultra

BUSTLE
— AUGUST 24, 2016 FLASHBACK: 13 Ways To Be Optimistic About Your Future, No Matter What – RAVEN ISHAK (DIERSEN: As you get older, being optimistic about your future is frustrated by there being fewer and fewer and fewer of those around you who share your demographics and interests.)
https://www.bustle.com/articles/174097-13-ways-to-be-optimistic-about-your-future-no-matter-what

QUARTZ
— MARCH 11, 2018 FLASHBACK: You’re probably way too optimistic about your future happiness – Dan Kopf (DIERSEN: As you get older, being optimistic about your future is frustrated by there being fewer and fewer and fewer of those around you who share your demographics and interests.)
https://qz.com/1225195/youre-probably-way-too-optimistic-about-your-future-happiness/

TIMES
— Why our rising population will bring with it a decreasing standard of living – David Miles
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/why-our-rising-population-will-bring-with-it-a-decreasing-standard-of-living-jtstvz50v

CONVERSATION
— Do politicians break their promises once in government? (DIERSEN: I should write a book about candidates in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who painted themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican to win Republican primary elections and/or to win non-partisan elections, but when they win general elections, they dump voters who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
http://theconversation.com/do-politicians-break-their-promises-once-in-government-what-the-evidence-says-127761