March 23 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— Americans more concerned with finances than health amid coronavirus pandemic
https://wgntv.com/news/exclusive-poll-americans-more-concerned-with-finances-than-health-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

ABC7
— Some Chicago-area workers raise questions about ‘essential’ business during Illinois’ ‘stay-at-home’ order – Cate Cauguiran (DIERSEN: If you asked my critics/opponents, their operatives, and/or their dupes if GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are “essential,” what would they say?)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/chicago-area-workers-raise-questions-about-essential-business-during-stay-at-home-order/6040297/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/23/2020
(FROM THE ARTICLE: However, there are some Chicago-area employees currently working that say their business is not essential, and they fear their safety is at risk. “It honestly feels like we’re screaming into a black hole, like there’s nobody listening to us,” said Alexia Macias, an employee at Michaels in Bolingbrook. Macias and her fellow employees said the arts and crafts supply store saw a surge in customers following the governor’s announcement Friday. “I mean glitter and yarn is not essential at a time like this, when lives are being claimed by this virus,” Macias said.)

NBC5
— Pritzker Addresses Rumors of Martial Law: ‘Completely Inaccurate’ Illinois isn’t alone in battling such rumors
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-addresses-rumors-of-martial-law-completely-inaccurate/2241431/

CBS2
— Chicago Police Announce 3 More Officers Test Positive For Coronavirus, Bringing Total To 4
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/22/chicago-police-announce-2-new-sworn-officers-test-positive-for-coronavirus-bringing-total-to-3/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump’s late-night tweet: Coronavirus ‘cure cannot be worse than the problem itself’ – MAGGIE HABERMAN and DAVID E. SANGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-trump-coronavirus-economy-20200323-om5iy5mesbdsplc3m7v4n67bfe-story.html
— Nearly $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package stalls as Democrats push for more aid for workers – AP (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stimulus-bill-congress-20200322-kjfxyn6cvfhhnogoaprfn7v5im-story.html
— ‘We haven’t seen anything like this’: Coronavirus makes closures, staff cuts and empty rooms the new reality for Chicago hotels – Lori Rackl
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-trav-coronavirus-chicago-hotels-0319-20200320-adcjex63knff3efrwaaqrg6mjm-story.html
— Coronavirus and Springfield: The urgent agenda should include property tax relief – Editorial (DIERSEN: Democrats demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who own a home, and especially those who own it free and clear, as being undeservedly filthy rich.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-coronavirus-property-taxes-springfield-pappas-20200323-7nfsb3xktncedjdcx6owhzcyqy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s new campaign rally? His daily coronavirus news conference.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-trump-coronavirus-news-conferences-20200323-qkt2zhrnkjb4xlpf5hxzw2bgba-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot: Chicago to use empty hotel rooms for ‘isolation and quarantine spaces’ “I’m a black woman in America. I learned early on nobody was going to save me,” Lightfoot said. “And that is the approach that we’re taking in the city of Chicago.” – Lynn Sweet (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use coronavirus to demonize, to denigrate, and to condemn Republicans, and especially Republicans who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/23/21190805/mayor-lightfoot-coronavirus-chicago-use-empty-hotel-rooms-isolation-quarantine-spaces
— First responders, medical workers tested for coronavirus at Walmarts in Joliet, Northlake Tests were reserved for frontline health care workers who have potentially been exposed to the COVID-19 disease. – Carlos Ballesteros
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/22/21190203/coronavirus-covid-19-chicago-walmart-northlake-joliet-testing-medical-health-care-workers-exposed
— As life in Chicago largely comes to a halt, shootings continue on South, West sides As of Sunday evening, 10 people had been gunned down in weekend shootings across the city, one of them fatally. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/3/22/21190076/shootings-chicago-murder
— Churches shuttered amid COVID-19 pandemic, many hunger for spiritual comfort Though uncertainty is rising right along with the number of U.S. coronavirus cases, home has become a sanctuary, and spiritual encouragement is reaching us right there. – Maudlyne Ihejirika (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me for my not being a member of a church, for my not attending church services, and for my not giving money to a church. I would focus on those who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on the many anti-religious, anti-conservative, and/or anti-Republican things the aforesaid have said and done.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/22/21190114/churches-shuttered-amid-covid-19-pandemic-many-hunger-for-spiritual-comfort

DAILY HERALD
— State’s coronavirus cases top 1,000, ‘will continue to increase’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200322/states-coronavirus-cases-top-1000-will-continue-to-increase

RIVER BENDER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters ask “Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?”
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=299711

WSIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.
https://wsiltv.com/2020/03/22/gov-pritzker-thanks-those-who-are-stepping-up-in-the-fight-against-covid-19/

MEDILL REPORTS
— OUTSTANDING: SPECIAL DEPLOYMENT OF BORDER PATROL AGENTS ARE TARGETING SANCTUARY CITIES – Shirin Ali
https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/special-deployment-of-border-patrol-agents-are-targeting-sanctuary-cities/

CHICAGO NOW
— The coronavirus cure is worse than the disease – Dennis Byrne (DIERSEN: How has coronavirus impacted your income and net worth? My retirement savings that is in the stock market has taken a big hit.) 
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/03/the-coronavirus-cure-is-worse-than-the-disease/

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— PRITZKER PUSHES TRUMP’S BUTTONS – Shia Kapos
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2020/03/23/pritzker-pushes-trumps-buttons-adapting-to-home-rule-legislators-on-call-488687

WIRE POINTS
— “At what point will the human and economic toll of shutting down America, Illinois surpass the potential human toll of the virus” – Ted on the Illinois Channel
https://wirepoints.org/the-coronavirus-impact-made-everything-reformers-worried-about-come-true-the-crisis-the-recession-the-crunch-it-spells-massive-trouble-for-illinois-relative-to-other-states-ted/
— Focus On Chicago’s Immediate Crisis, Mayor Lightfoot, Not Political Grandstanding – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.)
https://wirepoints.org/focus-on-chicagos-immediate-crisis-mayor-lightfoot-not-political-grandstanding-wirepoints/
— Immoral: Big Paid Vacation for State and Local Workers; Pensioners on Easy Street as Taxpayers Face Ruin – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.) 
https://wirepoints.org/immoral-big-paid-vacation-for-state-and-local-workers-pensioners-on-easy-street-as-taxpayers-face-ruin-wirepoints/
— ‘Act of God’: Illinois Teachers Get Full Pay, Pension Accrual While Schools Closed – Mark Glennon (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Trump-haters will use coronavirus a) against Trump supporters, b) against those who are not poor, c) against employees who have sick leave, d) against those who have pensions, e) against those who have Social Security, and f) against those who have retirement savings.)
https://wirepoints.org/act-of-god-illinois-teachers-get-full-pay-pension-accrual-while-schools-closed-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— St. Louis Fed chief says unemployment could hit 30 percent in second quarter
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/23/st-louis-fed-chief-says-unemployment-could-hit-30-percent-in-second-quarter/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Critics demand full media blackout of Trump’s coronavirus briefings – Jennifer Harper (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes demand a FULL BLACKOUT of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and of my www.gopillinois.com website? Who will come to my defense? Will the following come to my defense: a) the leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization including Chris LeVan, Yadav Nathwani, John Minino, and Beth Tatro; DuPage County Republican Central Committee including Marty Keller, Paul Hinds, Gwen Henry, and Becky Rudolph; Illinois Republican Party including Demetra DeMonte, Richard Porter, Tim Schneider, Mark Shaw, and Bob Grogan; Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, c) those who read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and/or d) those who I am a constituent of including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Bill Brady, Jim Durkin, Amy Grant, Dan Cronin, Robert Berlin, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Grogan, James Mendrick, Richard Jorgensen, Fred Bucholz, Gwen Henry, Darlene Ruscitti, Tim Elliott, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Whelan, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Sal Falbo, Yaday Nathwani, David Molitor, John Monino, Phil Suess, Susanne Fitch, and Lynn Robbins?) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/inside-the-beltway-critics-demand-full-media-black/
— ‘Fear of the unknown’: U.S. gun sales surge as coronavirus spreads – Frank Fernandez (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame coronavirus and its aftermath on Republicans. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/us-gun-sales-surge-coronavirus-spreads/
— North Carolina GOP chair: Convention still on for Charlotte – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/north-carolina-gop-chair-convention-still-on-for-c/
— Trump’s fate tied to an unknown: how fast economy recovers – AP (DIERSEN: What have your critics/opponents tied your fate to? My critics/opponents tied my fate as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman to the number who attended the organization’s events. They argued/hinted/implied/argued that ANYONE could recruit bigger name speakers who would attract more event attendees. They stressed all those who could have come to my defense, but did not.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/22/trumps-fate-tied-to-an-unknown-how-fast-economy-re/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump on Romney self-quarantining over coronavirus concerns: ’Gee, that’s too bad’ – Caitlin Yilek
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-on-romney-self-quarantining-over-coronavirus-concerns-gee-thats-too-bad
— Pro-lifers owe a debt of gratitude to Dan Lipinski – Michael New
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/pro-lifers-owe-a-debt-of-gratitude-to-dan-lipinski

AMERICAN THINKER
— Trump vs. the terrible reporter – Lloyd Marcus (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Since 2005, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have demonized me, denigrated, me, and condemned be as being like Jeff Gannon. Since 2005, they have viciously used against me what happened with GOPUSA, Talon News, and White House Correspondent Jeff Gannon. SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talon_News They paint me as being a clone of Jeff Gannon and even worse things. Ever since I became a GOPUSA reporter in 2000, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I ask bad questions at press conferences and share privileged information with reporters that have caused Republican candidates to be defeated and even worse things. Of course, I should sue my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. but if not that, I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, and party leaders in Illinois who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, but a) who do NOT want me to know about their press conferences, b) who do NOT want me to attend their press conferences, c) who do NOT want me to ask questions during their press conferences, d) who do NOT want me to speak with other reporters, e) who have barred me from attending their press conferences, f) who have had me thrown out of their press conferences, and/or g) who do not want me to report on their press conferences.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/trump_vs_the_terrible_reporter.html
— Are gun stores essential during a pandemic? – Andrea Widburg (DIERSEN: Democrats have used, are using, and will use coronavirus to abolish the Second Amendment.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/03/are_gun_stores_essential_during_a_pandemic_.html

BLAZE
— Democrats block critical coronavirus relief bill as markets plummet McConnell blasted the move as ‘utterly absurd’ – Giancarlo Sopo (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/democrats_coronavirus_relief_bill

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— When The Collectivist Cure Is Worse Than The Individual Disease – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32179

DAILY CALLER
— Senate Fails To Pass Cloture Vote On Coronavirus Stimulus Bill – HENRY RODGERS (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/22/senate-fails-to-pass-cloture-vote-on-coronavirus-stimulus-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Is There A Vaccine For Trump Derangement Syndrome? – Andrew Klavan
https://www.dailywire.com/news/klavan-is-there-a-vaccine-for-trump-derangement-syndrome

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Lawsuits over forced coronavirus restrictions, quarantines unlikely to succeed, says legal expert – Tom Tillison (DIERSEN: All lawsuits against governments have always been unlikely to succeed, and especially when the plaintiff is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if his/her ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/22/lawsuits-over-forced-coronavirus-restrictions-quarantines-unlikely-to-succeed-says-legal-expert-900309
— NRA ad features gun-toting cancer-survivor: Leftists want to leave me defenseless in coronavirus panic – Samantha Chang (DIERSEN: For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.)
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/03/22/nra-ad-features-gun-toting-cancer-survivor-leftists-want-to-leave-me-defenseless-in-coronavirus-panic-899980

THE HILL
— Trump: ‘We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself’ – BRETT SAMUELS AND REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: Trump-haters are moral relativists who believe their end justifies their means. Anyone who does not believe that is hopelessly naive.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488965-trump-hints-at-changes-to-restrictions-we-cant-let-the-cure-be-worse
— Trump says undocumented immigrants can get tested for coronavirus without fear of deportation – BRETT SAMUELS (DIERSEN: For every illegal that is tested, a citizen of America is not tested.) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/488940-trump-says-undocumented-immigrants-can-get-tested-for-coronavirus
— Biden, Sanders both top Trump in general election – MARINA PITOFSKY (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/488681-biden-sanders-both-top-trump-in-general-election-poll

POLITICO
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker mocks Trump’s coronavirus efforts – AP (DIERSEN: (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus. How strongly will the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county, in Illinois, and in America take Pritzker’s condemnation of Trump as a directive to get rid of Republicans once and for all?)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/22/wild-west-states-pritzker-says-141580
— ‘Extraordinary change’: How coronavirus is rewiring the Republican and Democratic parties The pandemic could alter politics for a generation — or even longer. – DAVID SIDERS (DIERSEN: The many Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party will use coronavirus to destroy the Republican Party.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/23/coronavirus-rewiring-republican-democratic-parties-141298
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The many Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party will use coronavirus to destroy the Republican Party.
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/03/22/inside-fringe-internet-coronavirus-bubble-142960

CNN
— US Surgeon General: “This week, it’s going to get bad” – Jacqueline Howard
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-23-20-intl-hnk/h_49b849a69933877d18ed835c7a36eef7
— MARCH 18, 2020 FLASHBACK: A staggering number of Republicans think the media is exaggerating the coronavirus – Chris Cillizza
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/politics/republican-media-trust-coronavirus/index.html

REUTERS
— 30% UNEMPLOYMENT A POSSIBILITY (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-fed-bullard/feds-bullard-coronavirus-shutdown-not-a-recession-but-an-investment-in-survival-idUSKBN2190FT

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/americans-trumps-virus-response-partisan-lens-69736729
https://abcnews.go.com/US/white-supremacists-encouraging-members-spread-coronavirus-cops-jews/story?id=69737522

CBS NEWS
— Congress to vote remotely amid coronavirus? Don’t count on it – MOLLY HOOPER
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/congress-to-vote-remotely-amid-coronavirus-dont-count-on-it/

NBC NEWS
— Trump tells governors to stop ‘blaming’ him after they request more help from feds In response, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tweeted, “You wasted precious months when you could’ve taken action to protect Americans & Illinoisans.” – Allan Smith (DIERSEN: Who blames you for their problems? Who blames you for your problems? Who blames you for everyone’s problems? I should write a book about those who blame me for their problems, who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and who blame me for everyone’s problems. I would focus on past and present leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, Wheaton, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican.) 
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-says-governors-shouldn-t-be-blaming-administration-coronavirus-response-n1166131

NEW YORK TIMES
— The U.S. Needs China’s Masks, as Acrimony Grows – Keith Bradsher and Ana Swanson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters side with Communist China against Trump and against America.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/business/coronavirus-china-masks.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters blame Trump for national origin discrimination. Who should get the blame for national origin discrimination against German-Americans since WWI?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/23/us/coronavirus-asian-americans-attacks.html

USA TODAY
— Coronavirus: Why lawmakers can’t agree on an economic rescue package amid pandemic – Deirdre Shesgreen (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want Trump to fail in his fight against coronavirus.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/22/coronavirus-why-lawmakers-cant-agree-economic-stimulus-bill/2895172001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Stock Market Meltdown’s Historic Velocity Bruises Investors As fast as the downturn has been, many fear the worst has yet to come – Amrith Ramkumar (DIERSEN: How has coronavirus impacted your income and net worth? My retirement savings that is in the stock market has taken a big hit.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/stock-market-meltdowns-historic-velocity-bruises-investors-11584955800
— During Coronavirus Crisis, Big Companies Display Largess—but for How Long? So far, many employees of small companies have been more vulnerable – Lauren Weber
https://www.wsj.com/articles/during-coronavirus-crisis-big-companies-display-largessbut-for-how-long-11584893891

BLOOMBERG
— Best Defense Against Virus Proves Crushing to States’ Finances – Jason Grotto, Shruti Date Singh and Noah Buhayar
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/best-defense-against-virus-proves-090000064.html

FORBES
— The Very Real Risk Of Insolvency: Stress-Testing Chicago’s Pensions – Elizabeth Bauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ebauer/2020/03/20/the-very-real-risk-of-insolvency-stress-testing-chicagos-pensions/#69c9c55c1ce9

PADUCAH SUN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump and against his supporters. Where will it end?
https://www.paducahsun.com/opinion/when-anger-can-t-stay-in-the-box/article_dfea3a9f-4831-5332-b087-e30809ed5b35.html

UPI
— APRIL 1, 2019 FLASHBACK: Democrats, GOP wage second American civil war – Harlan Ullman (DIERSEN: Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs side with Democrats in this war. Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs blame coronavirus and its aftermath on Republicans. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying lots of firearms and ammunition.) 
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/Voices/2019/04/01/Democrats-GOP-wage-second-American-civil-war/5341553967510/

PUBLIC SECTOR RETIREMENT
— The Civil Service Retirement System is Still Trucking On – Wray Mathews (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want my CSRS pension to be cut, if not eliminated. Just as ask them.)
http://www.psretirement.com/the-csrs-is-still-trucking-on-by-wray-mathews/

EDITOR & PUBLISHER
— The short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 to news publishers – Ken Harding (DIERSEN: Much to the chagrin of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, so far, COVID-19 has not impacted my ability to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/coronavirus/the-short-and-long-term-impact-of-covid-19-to-news-publishers/
— Is Coronavirus is speeding up the collapse of local newsrooms – Kerry Flynn (DIERSEN: Much to the chagrin of my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, so far, COVID-19 has not impacted my ability to put GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and send them out each and every morning and each and every evening.)
https://www.editorandpublisher.com/coronavirus/is-coronavirus-is-speeding-up-the-collapse-of-local-newsrooms/

March 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois update: Pritzker bans gatherings of 50 or more, state prepares for election as COVID-19 cases climb to 105 – Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pritzker-bans-gatherings-of-50-or-more-as-state-preps-for-election/6019036/
— Coronavirus in the US: Government tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds
https://abc7chicago.com/health/us-tells-older-people-to-stay-home-all-ages-to-avoid-crowds/6018702/

NBC5
— White House Grapples With Which Industries to Save as Coronavirus Cripples Economy The airline industry is likely to draw the most bipartisan support – Lauren Hirsch and Leslie Josephs
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/white-house-grapples-with-which-industries-to-save-as-coronavirus-cripples-economy/2238314/
— Senate Democrats Seek $750B for New Coronavirus Aid Package Republicans are talking privately among themselves about their new priorities – Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/senate-democrats-seek-750b-to-fight-coronavirus-outbreak/2238117/

— Illinois Secretary of State Facilities to Close Starting Tuesday Expiration dates for driver’s licenses and identification cards will be extended by 30 days
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-secretary-of-state-facilities-to-close-starting-tuesday/2238270/
— 2 in 6th District GOP Primary, Looking to Face Rep. Sean Casten in November – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/2-republicans-look-to-take-on-rep-sean-casten-in-november/2238263/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Cook County Facing Shortage Of Election Judges For Tuesday’s Primary
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/cook-county-election-day-election-judges-shortage-coronavirus-covid-19/
— Coronavirus In Chicago: Voters Cautious, But Still Turn Out For Early Voting In Illinois Primary – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/coronavirus-in-chicago-voters-cautious-but-still-turn-out-for-early-voting-in-illinois-primary/
— Restaurant, Bar Owners Look Toward Unknown Future As Coronavirus Closures Loom – Chris Tye
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/16/restaurant-bar-owners-look-toward-unknown-future-as-coronavirus-closures-loom/


CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— An Illinois primary like no other: Low turnout, poll worker shortage expected amid coronavirus – RICK PEARSON, HAL DARDICK and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-election-preview-20200316-igikgezro5dr7kwhjnxdyspd54-story.html
— Cook County officials ponder inmate release to ease coronavirus concerns at jail; advocates demand state consider taking action – Annie Sweeney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-jails-and-prisons-20200316-eztubtw4anehdin7qppaoh4o24-story.html
— Holed up in the US: Coronavirus shutdown threatens jobs – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-united-states-updates-20200316-yoqlhyl6yjdqjo2nlpbsouohnm-story.html
— Chicago-area hospitals no longer allowing visitors because of coronavirus concerns – Lisa Schencker

https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-hospital-visitors-20200316-sbzq4v7udvfrjd33vtckt6rrwa-story.html

— Chicago-area hospitals postponing some elective surgeries amid COVID-19 – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-illinois-hospitals-elective-surgeries-blood-donations-20200316-nlypcbisojdthfvw2v4yztzfne-story.html
— Illinois dental group recommends dentists stop seeing most patients as coronavirus spreads – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-dentist-offices-illinois-emergency-20200316-xukeulx56vbe5onywvotrydaxa-story.html
— World’s largest Starbucks closing indefinitely in Chicago, while many other coffee roasters in the city follow suit – LOUISA CHU and NICK KINDELSPERGER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-starbucks-coffee-roasters-coffeeshops-20200316-6tutadl5x5chph6qpnaxdcs57e-story.html
— State of emergency declared in Aurora due to coronavirus outbreak – STEVE LORD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-virus-st-0317-20200316-tglozt6gynapjpjwqym7ndeqgi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker: ‘We think that the election will go on just fine’ Moments earlier, the Illinois State Board of Elections announced that unlike Ohio, which cancelled all in-person voting, Illinois would forge ahead. “Illinois is proceeding with plans for tomorrow’s primary as scheduled,” said Matt Dietrich, board spokesman in a written statement. – Tina Sfondeles and Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/16/21182302/pritzker-election-illinois-coronavirus
— It’s big government that comes to the rescue in times of true crisis All the people who warned you that big government can’t be trusted, all the politicians who got elected bashing federal bureaucrats, their voices have gone silent. – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/3/16/21182183/big-government-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic-crisis-phil-kadner-oak-forest-hospital
— County commissioners pass resolution giving Preckwinkle power to issue executive orders without advance approval Before the vote, the head of the county health department told the board: “This is going to get worse. There’s going to be more people that are sick and there will be people that will die and our job is to minimize that …” – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/16/21182066/coronavirus-cook-county-commissioner-resolution-executive-orders
— Chicago breaks primary election record for early voting The city also broke its record for mail-in ballot applications earlier Sunday, with nearly 118,000 ballots requested. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/3/15/21181189/chicago-breaks-primary-election-record-early-voting

DAILY HERALD
— Hospitals set aside business as usual to combat coronavirus – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/hospitals-set-aside-business-as-usual-to-combat-coronavirus
— DuPage Water Commission says tap water is safe to drink
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/dupage-water-commission-says-tap-water-is-safe-to-drink
— Seven Lake County polling places to change due to pandemic – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200316/seven-lake-county-polling-places-to-change-due-to-pandemic

WGN TV
— Trump: Americans should home-school kids; avoid travel, gatherings of 10+ and restaurants for 15 days
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/watch-live-vp-mike-pence-health-officials-give-latest-update-on-covid-19-pandemic/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Restaurant owners demand help amid COVID-19 shutdown Some 50 chefs and restaurateurs have taken to social media to ask the governor for immediate relief for furloughed workers with a two-week ban on dining in. – DALTON BARKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/restaurant-owners-demand-help-amid-covid-19-shutdown
— U.S. airline industry pleads for $58 billion in grants, loans “The crisis does not appear to have an end in sight,” according to a memo from a trade group representing the largest airline carriers.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/airlines-airports/us-airline-industry-pleads-58-billion-grants-loans

WBBM 780
— Seniors In DuPage County Being Matched Up With Young Helpers During Coronavirus Pandemic – NANCY HARTY
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/seniors-in-dupage-county-being-matched-up-with-young-helpers

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— GOP lawmakers (Brian Stewart, Dave Syverson and John Cabello) criticize Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus response – Isaac Guerrero
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200316/gop-lawmakers-criticize-gov-jb-pritzkers-coronavirus-response

WIFR
— Winnebago County issued emergency proclamation for the coronavirus outbreak
https://www.wifr.com/content/news/Winnebago-County-issued-emergency-proclamation-for-the-coronavirus-outbreak-568836331.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Stocks Go Into Shock. Dow Plunges Nearly 3,000 Points – AVIE SCHNEIDER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/stocks-shudder-despite-emergency-measures#stream/0

JOLIET PATCH
— Joliet Coronavirus: Mayor Declares State Of Emergency Mayor Bob O’Dekirk outlined several measures Monday afternoon to keep Joliet residents safe from spread of the new coronavirus. – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/joliet-mayor-takes-these-steps-declares-state-emergency

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Mayor May Get Emergency Powers The temporary authority would let Mayor Steve Morley deal with coronavirus-related issues. – David Giuliani,
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-mayor-may-get-emergency-powers

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois legislature could be called back ‘at any time’ during COVID-19 outbreak – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-legislature-could-be-called-back-at-any-time-during/article_12eb79fa-67a8-11ea-a94e-e7140c32fa4a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOZ
— Pritzker Suspends Open Meetings Act
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/pritzker-suspends-open-meetings-act/ 
— Mail from Don Brewer, Candidate for Judge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mail-from-don-brewer-candidate-for-judge/ 
— Ohio Postpones Its Primary 2 1/2 Months *UPDATED: Illinois State Board of Elections Confirms Tomorrow’s Election a Go*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/ohio-looking-to-postpone-tomorrows-primary-2-1-2-months/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Makes Final Appeal to Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-jerry-evans-makes-final-appeal-to-voters/
— Hansen Robo-calls
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/hansen-robo-calls/ 
— IL-14: Lauf Featured in Washington Times Story
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/il-14-lauf-featured-in-washington-times-story/ 
— JB Pritzker Finally Endorses Joe Biden, Will Jack Franks Follow Suit at the Last Minute?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/jb-pritzker-finally-endorses-joe-biden-will-jack-franks-follow-suit-at-the-last-minute/ 
— Democrats Outvoting Republicans in Early Voting Almost 2-1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/democrats-outvoting-republicans-in-early-voting-almost-2-1/ 
— McHenry County Circuit Court Sets New Rules
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/mchenry-county-circuit-court-sets-new-rules/ 
— Gasser Shuts Down Algonquin Township Senior Bus Service
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/gass-shuts-down-algonquin-township-senior-bus-service/ 
— Illinois 66th District: Carolyn Schofield Mailer and Digital Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/illinois-66th-district-carolyn-schofield-mailer-and-digital-ad/ 
— Financing the Save McHenry Township Government Campaign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/financing-the-save-mchenry-township-government-campaign/ 
— Defenders of McHenry Township Government Make Their Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/defenders-of-mchenry-township-government-make-their-case/ 
— Flyer from Supporters of Consolidating McHenry Township
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/16/flyer-from-supporters-of-consolidating-mchenry-township/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov Pritzker signed Executive Order closing bars and restaurants…and more – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/gov-pritzker-signed-executive-order-closing-bars-and-restaurants-and-more/
— Illinois Governor’s Executive Order attempts to invoke power not given re: Open Meetings. – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-governors-executive-order-attempts-to-invoke-power-not-given-re-open-meetings/
— Illinois Gaming Board shuts down Video Gambling – KIRK ALLEN (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice. Government should not promote vice.)
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/03/illinois-gaming-board-shuts-down-video-gambling/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 12 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/12-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease-in-illinois.html
— THORNER/INGOLD: FACT CHECKING ON COVID-19 AND LEFTIST SCHADENFREUDE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/thorneringold-fact-checking-on-covid-19-and-leftist-schadenfreude.html
— WOMAN WITH COVID-19 SAYS HER SYMPTOMS WERE NO WORSE THAN A ‘SORE THROAT AND A HEADACHE’ – SO WE SHOULD ‘CALM DOWN’
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/woman-with-covid-19-says-her-symptoms-were-no-worse-than-a-sore-throat-and-a-headache-so-we-should-c.html
— ILLINOIS RETAIL MERCHANTS SAY “ZERO NEED FOR HOARDING”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/illinois-retail-merchants-say-zero-need-for-hoarding.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Illinois State Board of Elections: “Illinois primary election still on”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/illinois-state-board-of-elections-illinois-primary-election-still-on/
— Secretary White closing all offices, including driver services facilities
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/secretary-white-closing-all-offices-including-driver-services-facilities/
— Where do Pritzker’s emergency powers come from?
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/where-do-pritzkers-emergency-powers-come-from/
— 12 new cases, now 105 cases in 15 counties
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/12-new-cases-now-105-cases-in-15-counties/
— Pritzker orders gatherings of 50 or more be canceled
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/pritzker-orders-gatherings-of-50-or-more-be-canceled/
— Republican legislators called “reckless and irresponsible” for statements on COVID-19 (DIERSEN: Pritzker runs Illinois. From what I see, ever-increasingly, Pritzker’s operatives and dupes will crush any and all individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that question anything that Pritzker does concerning coronavirus.) 
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/16/republican-legislators-called-reckless-and-irresponsible-for-statements-on-covid-19/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump is finally starting to get it on coronavirus.”
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-is-finally-starting-to-get-it-on-coronavirus

BREITBART
— Donald Trump: Coronavirus Could Last Until July or August – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/16/donald-trump-coronavirus-could-last-until-july-or-august/
— Briton: Coronavirus Outbreak Could Last a Year, Result in 4 in 5 Infected, 7.9m Hospitalized – VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/16/coronavirus-outbreak-could-last-year-4-5-infected-7-9m-hospitalised-report/
— FBN’s Varney: We’re ‘Headed Into a Recession’ – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/03/16/fbns-varney-were-headed-into-a-recession/
— Concerns About Joe Biden’s Cognitive Decline Resurface During Debate – KYLE OLSON
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/03/16/concerns-about-joe-bidens-cognitive-decline-resurface-during-debate/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32140

CNS NEWS
— Romney: Gov’t Must ‘Immediately’ Give ‘Each American’ $1,000 Coronavirus Check – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/romney-govt-must-immediately-give-each-american-1000-coronavirus-check

DAILY CALLER
— A Pandemic Primary: How Coronavirus Will Change The Election For Trump, Biden, Bernie And The Voters – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/16/a-pandemic-primary-how-coronavirus-will-change-the-election-for-trump-biden-bernie-and-the-voters/

GOPUSA
— Exaggerating Coronavirus Doomsday Scenario Ignores Other Tragedies – Everett Piper
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=86148

PJ MEDIA
— 10 Ways the Left Has Politicized the Coronavirus Pandemic – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/10-ways-the-left-has-politicized-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

FEDERALIST
— Candidates Refuse To Call Wuhan Coronavirus By Its Name In Democratic Debate – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/16/candidates-refuse-to-call-wuhan-coronavirus-by-its-name-in-democratic-debate/

NEWSMAX
— Coronavirus Too Great an Opportunity for Left to Waste – Clarence McKee (DIERSEN: What do you say to RINO candidates in Illinois who talk and/or act like they might dump Trump and his supporters like me to win on March 17, 2020 and November 3, 2020?)
https://www.newsmax.com/clarencevmckee/scalise-virginia-pittsburg-synagogue/2020/03/16/id/958544/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As the nation panics over the coronavirus (COVID-19), Washington Democrats and their media allies are doing their best to weaponize the issue. From their point of view, the virus is too great a political opportunity to waste. The weaponizing of the virus for political gain has already begun — at the expense of the economy and the livelihoods of Americans. You would think that, in this time of national crisis, Democratic leaders would call for political unity in fighting the disease — not quite. Instead, they are spreading their own “virus of divisiveness.” Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accused the Trump administration of “incompetence and recklessness” [that] has “threatened the lives of many people in our country.” Former Vice-President Biden added more fuel to the virus panic, saying, ” . . . Public fears are being compounded by a pervasive lack of trust in this president.” This is just more of the left’s divisive rhetoric. It’s so disgusting to hear Washington Democrats, left-wing media pundits, supporters of Joe Biden — and Biden himself — say that President Trump has created an atmosphere of hate and divisiveness in the country. On ABC’s “This Week” in February of this year, Biden said that Trump was “dividing us based on race” and that he “has not condemned white supremacy and neo-Nazis.”)

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Are Some US Towns Using Coronavirus As Cover To Attack Gun Rights? – P. Gardner Goldsmith
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/are-multiple-us-municipalities-using-coronavirus-cover-attack-gun-rights

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Coronavirus shows how socialism fails, bureaucrats make things worse – Clarice Feldman
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/coronavirus-shows-how-socialism-fails-bureaucrats-make-things-worse

THE HILL
— Coronavirus package hits roadblocks amid GOP opposition – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/487916-coronavirus-package-hits-roadblocks-amid-gop-opposition
— With coronavirus, the Secret Service faces an invisible assassin – HOWARD BLUM
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/487717-with-coronavirus-the-secret-service-faces-an-invisible-assassin
— States lead, unevenly, on coronavirus response – REID WILSON 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487811-states-lead-unevenly-on-coronavirus-response
— House lawmakers indefinitely postpone return to Washington – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/487865-house-lawmakers-indefinitely-postpone-return-to-washington

POLITICO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: America begins drinking at home – NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/16/america-drinking-home-coronavirus-bars-132149

CNN
— White House recommends people avoid gatherings of more than 10 people
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/h_7af238a717f5fc8b08230d3ddaa5c2fd
— Canada will deny entry to anyone who isn’t a citizen or permanent resident
https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-16-20-intl-hnk/h_35fd7d44fa26fa70c91311432ae5f3fd

NEW YORK TIMES
— Stocks Plummet as Grim Economic Outlook Grips Markets The S&P 500 fell about 12 percent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/business/stock-market-today-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Dow plunges 3,000 points as Fed intervention does little to subdue Wall Street’s distress Wall Street went deep red on coronavirus fears, shredding roughly 12 percent from the S&P 500 and Nasdaq – Taylor Telford and Thomas Heath 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/16/stocks-markets-today-coronavirus/
— Airline industry seeking more than $50 billion in government aid amid coronavirus crisis – Lori Aratani
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/airline-industry-seeking-more-than-50-billion-in-government-aid-amid-coronavirus-crisis/2020/03/16/62f21e06-67ab-11ea-9923-57073adce27c_story.html
— Trump says states should find their own respirators; countries turn to drastic measures as new coronavirus infections rise outside China – Siobhán O’Grady, Teo Armus, Rick Noack, Kim Bellware, Katie Mettler, Lateshia Beachum and Jennifer Hassan
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/03/16/coronavirus-latest-news/
— Biden says he’ll pick a woman to be VP. It’s about time. – Paul Waldman (DIERSEN: What do you say to Whites, men, older people, U.S. citizens, rich people, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time who paint themselves as being champions of those who are non-White, female, younger, non-U.S. citizens, non-rich, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/16/biden-says-hell-pick-woman-be-vp-its-about-time/

NEW YORK POST
— U.S. Senate meeting over coronavirus bill despite warning against large gatherings -Ebony Bowden
https://nypost.com/2020/03/16/senate-meeting-over-coronavrius-bill-despite-warning-against-large-gatherings/

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL
— Over-abundance of caution can cause economic harm The decision to close down schools and empty out businesses could prove costly to many Americans. – Debra J. Saunders
https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/saunders-over-abundance-of-caution-can-cause-economic-harm/

FORBES
— Coronavirus Fears Have Led To A Surge In U.S. Gun Sales – Carlie Porterfield
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/03/16/coronavirus-fears-have-led-to-a-surge-in-us-gun-sales/#18b31fdc4edd
— 8 Ways Coronavirus Will Drastically Alter Boomer Retirements – Janet Novack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetnovack/2020/03/16/8-ways-coronavirus-will-drastically-alter-boomer-retirements/#266f25a23474

February 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign office vandalized in Edgewater on North Side, police say
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mike-bloombergs-campaign-office-vandalized-in-edgewater-on-north-side-police/5962919/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/24/2020
— 22 shot, 5 fatally, in Chicago weekend shootings
https://abc7chicago.com/22-shot-5-fatally-in-chicago-weekend-shootings/5963006/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-2/24/2020

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Graffiti spray-painted on Bloomberg campaign office in Edgewater “Racist,” “sexist,” “GOP” and “oligarch” were scrawled across four windows on the front of the former New York mayor’s campaign office, 1130 W. Bryn Mawr. – Luke Wilusz and Carly Behm
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/2/24/21150374/mike-bloomberg-edgewater-campaign-office-graffiti-vandalism-bryn-mawr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— With Democrats caught up in corruption probe, Illinois GOP appeared to have a ready-made campaign message. Then Trump freed Blgojevich. ‘It doesn’t help the argument.’ – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rod-blagojevich-illinois-republicans-20200224-qf6poxyv4vdybnggbkyt7fuf7i-story.html
— FRONT PAGE: 7 in GOP line up for shot to reclaim 14th District – Rick Pearson
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200224/281509343215533
— Expelling Wall Street Journal reporters returns China to a darker age – BRET STEPHENS (DIERSEN: In Illinois, the more planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform that you support, the more likely that Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, and RINO activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, fundraisers, etc. will expel you.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/ct-nyt-china-wall-street-journal-20200221-2tzdu75bkzapnlh7c2adzzavea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What volunteer work, that is, what unpaid work, have you spent a lot of time doing? For me, it includes serving as the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004, Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter Executive Committee member 1983-1996, and Illinois CPA Society Membership Committee member 1989-1998. 
https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20200224/281861530533805

WGN RADIO
— Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin discusses the new budget plan
https://wgnradio.com/2020/02/23/illinois-house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-comes-on-this-weeks-episode-of-the-sunday-spin/

WBEZ
— For The First Time In More Than A Decade, The Waitlist For Suburban Public Housing Is Opening – Kristen Schorsch
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/for-the-first-time-in-more-than-a-decade-the-waitlist-for-suburban-public-housing-is-opening/5278515b-3592-45dd-b333-86493c2a0f4d

FOX ST. LOUIS
— Choice to separate Chicago from Illinois to appear on some primary ballots – JOE MILLITZER
https://fox2now.com/2020/02/21/choice-to-separate-illinois-from-chicago-to-appear-on-some-primary-ballots/#new_tab

WCBU
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats encourage minorities and women to wear protest hairstyles.
https://wcbu.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/gordon-booth-spearheads-anti-hairstyle-discrimination-effort#stream/0

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats side with foreign countries and with their citizens against America and against its citizens.
https://depauliaonline.com/46663/nation/trump-under-fire-for-sanctuary-cities-crackdown/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— 14% of Illinois residents enrolled in food stamp program in July
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/525864077-analysis-14-of-illinois-residents-enrolled-in-food-stamp-program-in-july#new_tab

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— Lawmaker Wants To Waive Concealed Carry Fee For Veterans – Mike Smith
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/23/lawmaker-wants-to-waive-concealed-carry-fee-for-veterans/
— Vermilion Co. Treasurer Darren Duncan Seeks 15th Congressional District GOP Nomination – Jim Meadows
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/23/vermilion-co-treasurer-darren-duncan-runs-for-15th-congressional-dis-gop-nomination/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Buttigieg’s Shameful Political Exploitation of a Child – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/02/buttigiegs-shameful-political-exploitation-of-a-child/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Warren shreds Bloomberg’s ‘history with women’ after calling nondisclosure agreement releases ‘not good enough’ – Anthony Leonardi 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/warren-shreds-bloombergs-history-with-women-after-calling-nondisclosure-agreement-releases-not-good-enough

FOX NEWS
— Trump administration rule to restrict green cards for welfare-reliant immigrants takes effect – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/rule-to-restrict-welfare-reliant-immigrants-from-green-cards-goes-into-effect

BLAZE
— Sanders doubles down on support for communist dictator Fidel Castro in ’60 Minutes’ interview He’s literally repeating communist propaganda in 2020 – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bernie-sanders-doubles-down-on-his-support-for-communist-fidel-castro-in-60-minutes-interview

PJ MEDIA
— RNC Crushing Democrats in Fundraising – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/election/rnc-crushing-democrats-in-fundraising/

THE HILL
— Sanders won’t attend American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, accuses it of providing platform for ‘bigotry’ – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/484294-sanders-wont-attend-aipac-conference-accuses-it-of-providing-platform-for

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Week in Business: Even Billionaires Can’t Buy Debate Skills – Charlotte Cowles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/23/business/this-week-in-business-debate-michael-bloomberg.html


— Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media His campaign is testing the boundaries of what platforms like Twitter and Facebook allow in politics. They’re having trouble coming up with an answer. – Sheera Frenkel and Davey Alba
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/22/technology/bloomberg-social-media.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Bernie Sanders Looks Ahead After Nevada Caucus Win Contests in 15 states over the coming week and a half could determine the course of the race – Eliza Collins
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bernie-sanders-looks-ahead-after-nevada-caucuses-win-11582459203
— Joe Biden Faces Competition for Diverse Coalition From Bernie Sanders The race for the Democratic nomination heads to South Carolina, where black voters make up more than half of the party electorate – Ken Thomas
https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-biden-faces-competition-for-diverse-coalition-from-bernie-sanders-11582483693
— Nine Ways to Make Your Work Day Better – Bruce Daisley (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee, I could have, but I refused, to make my work days better by a) becoming a Democrat and b) helping my Democrat superiors get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who had not made GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/nine-ways-to-make-work-less-awful-11582281002

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in getting Blacks to hate Republicans.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/gadfly/why-black-voters-keep-picking-democrats

ABC NEWS
— Fired Chicago Police superintendent getting $190K pension A report says Chicago’s fired police superintendent is receiving a monthly pension of more than $15,800 – AP (DIERSEN: In defense of my $54,168/year $4,514/month Civil Service Retirement System pension, I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176-$131,532/year, 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 $85,084-$96,431/year, and I worked for the Post office for almost 3 years at the GS-4 Step 1-3 levels, currently $16.64-$17.75/hour. In addition, 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.)
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/fired-chicago-police-superintendent-190k-pension-69104186#new_tab

CNBC
— Bloomberg says he can’t use TurboTax. Here are the options for most taxpayers – Sarah O’Brien
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/20/bloomberg-doesnt-use-turbotax-here-are-options-for-most-taxpayers.html

USA TODAY
— Nearly two-thirds of voters expect Trump to win reelection in November, poll finds – William Cummings
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/02/23/poll-two-thirds-trump-will-win-reeelection/4850074002/

FOX BALTIMORE
— George Zimmerman files suit against Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg – Danielle Jackson (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians who hint/imply/argue/shout that their opponents and their supporters are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things? I should write a book about such politicians in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://foxbaltimore.com/news/nation-world/george-zimmerman-files-suit-against-elizabeth-warren-and-pete-buttigieg

PBS
— Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned – AP
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/reliability-of-pricey-new-voting-machines-questioned

COLUMBIAN
— Community must have voice in selecting trustees – Willy Cushwa
https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/feb/23/local-view-community-must-have-voice-in-selecting-trustees/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Candidates would have to publicly explain and defend their qualifications, positions on issues, and vision for the college — which doesn’t happen in the current selection process. Improved communication with constituents would also be necessary during a term of service, especially if a trustee sought re-election. I suspect that local reporters and community members would appreciate a more direct way to obtain information and answers to questions, instead of relying on public record requests. I have no doubts that the current and former Clark College Trustees are educated, professionally experienced, and committed to the community. However, I believe the more pertinent question is “Are they the most qualified and suitable individuals to guide the college and oversee its operations?”)

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrat Black activists blame Whites for all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have.
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/02/how-did-the-democrats-end-up-here

BUSINESS AM LIVE
— How essential are certificates and degrees today? – Nnanyelugo Ike-Muonso (DIERSEN: If I had not had a high school diploma, the Post Office would not have hired me in 1966. If I had not had a bachelor’s degree in management, Firestone Stores would not have hired me in 1970, Oldsmobile would not have offered me a job in 1971, and IRS would not have hired me in 1971. If I had not been taking graduate business courses, IRS might not have promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974. If I had not earned an MBA and passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have hired me in 1980. If I had not earned a master’s degree in accounting and passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt, GAO would not have promoted me in 1986. If I had not been taking graduate finance courses and earned a master’s degree in finance, GAO would have succeeded in forcing me to retire earlier than it did.)  
https://www.businessamlive.com/how-essential-are-certificates-and-degrees-today/

February 22 Morning Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Dan Hampton keynoted the DuPage County Republican Central Committee Lincoln Day Dinner at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace Friday evening, February 21, 2020. 400+ attended. Elected officials and candidates who signed in included Bansal, Berlin, Brenan, Burke, Carpanzano, Coyne, Cronin, J. Curran, M. Curran, Cuzzone, Dabrowski, Eckhoff, Felice, A. & R. Jorgensen, Kelly, Fisher, Foltyniewicz, Grogan, Hart, Henry, Holder-Youngberg, Hois, Houde, Hoyer, Hundley, Ives, Jani, Kachiroubas, Keller, Kinzler, Korynecky, Krajewski, Ladien, Larsen, Marshell, McCarthy, McCluskey, Mendrick, Mitchell, Morrissey, Murphy, Musson, Noonan, Oberweis, Painter, Pollastrini, Popejoy, Prater, Puchacski, Ramey, Ruppsrch, Schostock, Shroeder, Tarter, Tornatore, Valle, Veenstra, Voelz, Wilkins, and Zay. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Russia helping Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders campaigns in 2020 election, intelligence officials said – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/intel-officials-say-russia-boosting-trumps-reelection-bid-also-helping-sanders/5954739/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican candidates for 11th District U.S. House seat answer questions on climate change, health care, gun violence – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-11th-congress-gop-candidate-forum-st-0219-20200221-opy2uwhlunespl4zfbpfibkrkq-story.html
— ILLINOIS HOUSE ENDORSEMENTS: Brady, Bourne, Jacobs, Schmidt, Arview
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-house-endorsements-4-20200221-cl3gow4mqvajfflfknln3nv3uy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Bar associations release Cook judicial candidate evaluations – Barbara Vitello
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200221/bar-associations-release-cook-judicial-candidate-evaluations
— Jeanette Ward: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200222/jeanette-ward-candidate-profile
— Beth Goncher: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200222/beth-goncher-candidate-profile
— Endorsements: Schofield for GOP, Ness for Democrats in House District 66
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200221/endorsements-schofield-for-gop-ness-for-democrats-in-house-district-66

NORTHWEST HERALD
— End to corruption requires change in leadership – Editorial
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/02/21/our-view-end-to-corruption-requires-change-in-leadership/a6rqc8r/

SOUTHERN
— Simon Poll: Bernie leads among likely Democratic voters in Illinois; Trump remains popular downstate
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/simon-poll-bernie-leads-among-likely-democratic-voters-in-illinois/article_89696751-5a3e-5667-8539-7ca2bf467462.html

ILLINOIS BUSINESS DAILY
— Highest income earners in Illinois taxed at 7.4% rate
https://ilbusinessdaily.com/stories/525758641-highest-income-earners-in-illinois-taxed-at-7-4-rate

ILLINOIS NEWSROOM
— What They Said: Republican Senate Candidates On The Issues – Tim Shelley
https://illinoisnewsroom.org/2020/02/21/what-they-said-republican-senate-candidates-on-the-issues/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— White House Report Card: Trump winning the Democratic race – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/white-house-report-card-trump-winning-the-democratic-race

CBN NEWS
— Innocence Stolen: Fox Targets Kids with LGBTQ Agenda During a LEGO Show – Benjamin Gill
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2020/february/innocence-stolen-thanks-fox-for-targeting-my-kids-with-the-lgbtq-agenda-during-a-lego-show

FOX NEWS
— Republican Party war chest dwarfs Democrats’ going into 2020 high season – Brooke Singman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/republican-party-war-chest-dwarfs-democrats-going-into-2020-high-season

FOX BUSINESS
— Illinois village opposes Amazon distribution center that would add 1,500 jobs Bolingbrook Mayor believes jobs are too low paying, building will be unsightly – Blair Shiff
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/illinois-amazon-jobs-bolingbrook

THE HILL
— Trump names the first openly gay person to a cabinet-level position – Anagha Srikanth
https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/diversity-inclusion/484026-trump-names-the-first-openly-gay-person-to-a

NEW YORK TIMES
— One Guaranteed Winner in the Democratic Primary: Plans to Tax the Rich Every leading candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination is proposing trillions of dollars of new taxes on wealthy Americans and businesses. The divide in the field is how high to go. – Jim Tankersley and Thomas Kaplan
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/22/us/politics/democratic-wealth-tax-plans.html

PBS
— How will 2020 Democrats fare in more diverse Nevada? (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? The more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs want to get rid of you: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-will-2020-democrats-fare-in-more-diverse-nevada

AXIOS
— America’s future looks a lot like Nevada – Stef W. Kight (DIERSEN: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO political consultants want Republicans to lose. Ever-increasingly, they advise Republican political organizations, candidates, elected officials, and major donors to dump those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.axios.com/future-america-demographics-nevada-caucus-elections-cd09ed11-c036-4617-ac55-3042b722739e.html

February 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump, Bloomberg exchange mean tweets
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-bloomberg-exchange-mean-tweets/5927607/
— Attorney General Barr blasts Trump’s tweets: ‘Impossible for me to do my job’
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/barr-blasts-trumps-tweets-impossible-for-me-to-do-my-job/5928549/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— OUTSTANDING: Bill introduced to pull funds from states that give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants – Adam Shaw
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/bill-introduced-to-pull-funds-from-states-that-give-drivers-licenses-to-illegal-immigrants

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Advocates, lawmakers make push to change Illinois redistricting process before lines are set for another decade – ANTONIA AYRES-BROWN and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-redistricting-amendment-20200214-ahwa2gzanbebtflnypct4hpvbe-story.html
— Legislative Ethics Commission deadlock over report on alleged wrongdoing points to party-line voting inspector general’s office says is a problem – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-legislative-ethics-inspector-general-20200213-6rci2z5slrgrxfkzwv2o7bzyja-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A Chicago developer wants to open a marijuana grow facility on the Far South Side – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-chicago-marijuana-grow-facility-20200213-bmhoarnoifhtvgpw47txeqwan4-story.html
— In booming times, Democrats sell misery – NOLAN FINLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-democrats-trump-wrong-strategy-finley-20200213-cxcnasmfwfd27hoauinudk3ece-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fired CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson and ousted Law Department spokesman land on city’s do-not-hire list Better Government Association CEO David Greising says putting Johnson on the list can probably be justified, though including Bill McCaffrey is more questionable and might warrant a fresh look at the criteria. – Fran Spielman (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What will put you on the do-not-hire list in Democrat/Libertarian/Green/RINO Illinois? ANSWER: Oppose patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/2/12/21135395/eddie-johnson-mccaffrey-law-department-spokesman-city-do-not-hire-list-lightfoot
— ENDORSEMENT: Jim Oberweis for Congress in 14th District Republican primary Oberweis has evolved a bit. He remains a staunch conservative, but he seems slightly more inclined to work across party lines.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21131444/endorsement-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-2020-republican-primary-election-house-rep
— ENDORSEMENT: Krishna K. Bansal for Congress in 11th District Republican Primary Bansal, with his stronger grasp of the issues and extensive record of public service, is the better bet to defeat a Democrat in the fall.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/13/21067792/endorsement-krishna-bansal-congress-11th-district-republican-primary-rick-laib-bill-foster

DAILY HERALD
— Lawmakers want Fair Maps Amendment on November ballot – Rebecca Anzel and Ben Orner
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/lawmakers-want-fair-maps-amendment-on-november-ballot
— Franks tells McHenry County Board: ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ – Drew Zimmerman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/franks-tells-mchenry-county-board-ive-done-nothing-wrong
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College offering free workshops for craft marijuana growers
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200213/oakton-community-college-offering-free-workshops-for-craft-marijuana-growers

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Forecast on video-gambling’s popularity actually a bit low – John Dey (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-forecast-on-video-gambling-s-popularity-actually-a/article_dc93e645-965f-537b-a880-f8bbe9633c08.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/ray-lahood-still-backing-biden-president#stream/0

WFIL
— Williamson Co. mother removes son from school after being told LGBTQ ‘was okay’ before new law takes effect 
https://wfilnews.simdif.com/page-1985899.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Officials Are Looking for Your Guns If You Don’t Have a FOID Card
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/illinois-officials-are-looking-for-your-guns-if-you-dont-have-a-foid-card/ 
— McConchie among Legislators Calling for Less Partisan Remap
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/mcconchie-among-legislators-calling-for-less-partisan-remap/
— Search Warrant Blurs Jack Franks’ Image
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/search-warrant-blurs-jack-franks-image-2/
— IL-06/IL-14: Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Dr. Jay Kinzler, Jim Oberweis
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/il-06-il-14-chicago-sun-times-endorses-dr-jay-kinzler-jim-oberweis/ 
— Nothing to See Here. Move Along.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/nothing-to-see-here-move-along/ 
— IL-14: Like Him or Not, Jeff Ward Brings Out Worst in Catalina Lauf
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/13/il-14-like-him-or-not-jeff-ward-brings-out-worst-in-catalina-lauf/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis’ Second Commercial
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jim-oberweis-second-commercial/

CAPITOL FAX
— Southern Illinois mother pulls her son out of public school after LGBTQ history lesson
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/13/southern-illinois-mother-pulls-her-son-out-of-public-school-after-lgbtq-history-lesson/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump says Mike Bloomberg reminds him of ‘Low Energy’ Jeb Bush – Tom Howell Jr. 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/13/donald-trump-says-mike-bloomberg-reminds-him-low-e/

BREITBART
— Poll: 6-in-10 Florida Voters, Majority of Hispanics Back Mandatory E-Verify – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/poll-6-in-10-florida-voters-majority-of-hispanics-back-mandatory-e-verify/
— Trump’s Pentagon Secures $3.8B to Build 177 Miles of Border Wall – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/13/trumps-pentagon-secures-3-8b-to-build-177-miles-of-border-wall/

DAILY WIRE
— Bernie Lashes Out At Top Dem Strategist James Carville For Saying He’s Too Extreme – Paul Bois
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-bernie-lashes-out-at-top-dem-strategist-james-carville-for-saying-hes-too-extreme

FEDERALIST
— Jury Foreman In Roger Stone Case Was Trump-Hating Russia Collusion Hoaxer – Tristan Justice (DIERSEN: What percent of the jury pool in Chicago 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.nprillinois.org/post/ray-lahood-still-backing-biden-president#stream/0

THE HILL
— House Democrats’ immigration bill would use tax dollars to import crime to America – NOLAN RAPPAPORT
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/482910-house-democrats-immigration-bill-would-use-tax-dollars-to-import-crime-to

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Fire sale: An Iran plant makes the US flags protesters burn – NASSER KARIMI and MOHAMMAD NASIRI
https://www.lowellsun.com/2020/02/10/fire-sale-an-iran-plant-makes-the-us-flags-protesters-burn/

NEW YORK TIMES
— In Amazon’s Bookstore, No Second Chances for the Third Reich – David Streitfeld
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/technology/amazon-bookstore-nazis.html

FORBES
— Why Many Professionals In Their Late 30s, 40s And 50s Are Not Benefiting From The Tight Job Market – Jack Kelly
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2020/02/13/why-many-talented-professionals-in-their-late-30s-40s-and-older-are-not-participating-in-the-so-called-hot-job-market/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Legislators Urged to Declare CNN and Washington Post ‘Fake News’ – Ed Kilgore (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/legislator-declares-cnn-and-washington-post-fake-news.html

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW
— Just a Reminder: Your Employees May be Recording You (DIERSEN: If I had recorded what my Democrat GAO superiors said to me to force me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old, I would have won Diersen v. GAO.)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/just-reminder-your-employees-may-be-recording-you

January 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Sen. Don Harmon elected president of Illinois State Senate, beating out Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Craig Wall (ILGOP Chairman Tim Schneider Statement on Selection of New Senate President: “I congratulate Senator Harmon on becoming the next Illinois Senate President. I hope he brings in a new era of reform that changes course away from the decades of inaction and corruption that have plagued the capitol. The new Senate President can get a great start on that front by strongly supporting substantive ethics reform and a fair maps constitutional amendment.”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sen-don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/5863391/

NBC5
— Don Harmon Elected President of Illinois State Senate Harmon was elected Sunday after a tight race against Sen. Kimberly Lightford – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/don-harmon-elected-president-of-illinois-state-senate/2203790/

CBS2
— Don Harmon Elected New Illinois State Senate President
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/01/19/don-harmon-elected-new-illinois-state-senate-president/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— San Antonio spends more than $300K to keep Chick-fil-A out of airport: report
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/san-antonio-spends-more-than-300k-to-keep-chick-fil-a-out-of-airport-report
— Virginia: Thousands expected at pro-gun rally Monday where guns are banned
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/thousands-expected-at-pro-gun-rally-monday-where-guns-are-banned

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-martin-luther-king-holiday-20200119-al5bfoatyffg3cbpgqjf3om7my-story.html


— Democrats elect Don Harmon of Oak Park to succeed John Cullerton as Illinois Senate President – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-senate-president-elected-20200119-krrdz4nkwberbja7g3s6mrzw6y-story.html
— Limits on Trump impeachment trial coverage has even C-SPAN upset – MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-senate-impeachment-trial-tv-coverage-20200119-lzs2j3yjmzatbkjy5uq6ujmbue-story.html
— Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s hard exit from the royal family may be more severe than they expected – MARK LANDLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-prince-harry-meghan-markle-royal-family-20200119-dkwodbyk3rb7xpnn6pq6yswzjq-story.html
— Who is Don Harmon? Meet the new Illinois Senate president – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-don-harmon-illinois-senate-president-20200120-wptxnwtqnjcp7p2nljspleg2fm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/19/21072700/legal-pot-marijuana-illinois
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21069156/illinois-pot-shortage-supply-medical-legal-cresco-labs
— Don Harmon selected as Illinois Senate president In the end, the Senate Democratic caucus came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, who had previously served as Assistant Majority Leader — with a deal to ensure that state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood, would maintain her post as Majority Leader. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— Fact-check: Challenger Newman railroads the truth with jab at Lipinski over train crossings Congressman Dan Lipinski played no part in the law’s undoing, which Marie Newman’s campaign acknowledged in response to our inquiry. – Kiannah Sepeda-Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21071038/fact-check-newman-lipinski-railroad-politifact-democratic-primary-congress

DAILY HERALD
— Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/business/301199945/
— 4-year college costs push minorities into community colleges
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200119/news/301199996/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Harmon elected Senate president – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200119/harmon-elected-senate-president

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Sending wrong message – David E. Smith, Executive Director, Illinois Family Institute, Tinley Park
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-sending-wrong-message/article_bd798c58-3a09-11ea-8d25-2bf15a8cc404.html
(FROM THE LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What was Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton thinking when she purchased recreational marijuana in Chicago on the first day of its legal sales in Illinois? Does she not understand that as a public official she is setting a reckless and foolish example, especially for children and teens? Illinois policy makers are sending a dangerous message to our young people. First, we called it “medicinal.” Now, we call it “recreational.” Gone are the days of “this is your brain on drugs.” Instead, elected officials like Stratton are celebrating drug use by welcoming the marijuana industry to communities throughout the state. Their feckless example will mislead citizens into a diminished understanding of the dangers of drug use until it affects them personally. As the perception of risk plummets, drug use (and addictions) will climb. Not only have lawmakers failed to do their due diligence before passing this marijuana law, but they have also failed to heed the compelling research that indicates how regular use of marijuana affects young people, including an increased risk of psychiatric illnesses and loss of IQ points. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and religious leaders would do well to counter Stratton’s irresponsible example by returning to the sensible message, “just say no to drugs.”)

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— What good are new taxes if there’s no one here to pay them? – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-what-good-are-new-taxes-if-there-s/article_5953c75d-8e65-5dc8-9305-24d6ce11c9b6.html

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage minorities to hate Trump and to hate his supporters.
https://qconline.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/us-marks-king-holiday-amid-fears-of-deep-racial-divisions/article_18358e60-8c0d-5040-9872-87ef3d6b1261.html

WRAL
— Trump’s impeachment trial comes at a high point for fans – CNN
https://www.wral.com/trumps-impeachment-comes-at-a-high-point-for-fans/18897153/

CAPITOL FAX
— Harmon coverage roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-coverage-roundup/
— Harmon react
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/19/harmon-react/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/dems-elect-harmon-to-serve-as-president-of-illinoi/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/19/editorial-illinois-joins-the-rush-to-promote-and-t/

FOX NEWS
— First 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray auctioned for $3 million – Gary Gastelu
https://www.foxnews.com/auto/first-2020-chevrolet-corvette-stingray-million.amp

PJ MEDIA
— ICE Goes to War With New York City Over Sanctuary Policies – RICK MORAN 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ice-goes-to-war-with-new-york-city-over-sanctuary-policies/

TOWNHALL
— The Entire Women’s March Can Be Summed Up In This One Video – Beth Baumann Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/01/19/the-entire-womens-march-can-be-summed-up-in-this-one-video-n2559756

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— Former felons could help flip Wisconsin blue in 2020 – AP
https://americanindependent.com/wisconsin-2020-election-former-felons-voter-registration-democrats-donald-trump/

DAILY CALLER
— Buttigieg Says American ‘Economy Needed 11 Million’ Illegal Immigrants – DAVID KRAYDEN (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/19/buttigieg-american-economy-11-million-illegal-immigrants/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Connecticut lawmakers to resurrect age discrimination bill (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who promote age discrimination the most. I would focus on those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on those who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who are older, White, and/or male.)
https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article239440223.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they are full of hatred against Trump and against anyone who does not share their hatred of Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/19/us/politics/biden-south-carolina-bernie-sanders.html

REPUBLICAN AMERICAN
— New York City has been paying for homeless people to relocate across the country, including Connecticut. Local officials say they aren’t being notified. – BRUNO MATARAZZO JR. (DIERSEN: Over the decades, how many tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of homeless people have Chicago Democrats dumped on DuPage County?)
https://www.rep-am.com/local/news-local/2020/01/18/new-york-city-has-been-paying-for-homeless-people-to-relocate-across-the-country-including-connecticut-local-officials-say-they-arent-being-notified/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency 12,000 Islamists active across Germany; Berlin emerges as new jihadi stronghold. – Vijeta Uniyal (DIERSEN: I would not be surprised to learn that Germany is far more anti-American now than it was during WWI or WWII.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/number-of-islamists-in-germany-reaches-record-high-says-intel-agency/

ABC NEWS
— ‘My story might have turned out very differently if I had been black’: Michael Bloomberg The speech is part of an effort to build support in black and brown communities. – Cheyenne Haslett and Sasha Pezenik (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, because of decimation against minorities and because of discrimination against females, if I had been a minority or a female, I would never have been able to earn 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, or c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story-turned-differently-black-michael-bloomberg/story?id=68385678

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
— Buttigieg fundraiser moved out of LGBTQ bar in Providence – Patrick Anderson
https://www.providencejournal.com/news/20200118/buttigieg-fundraiser-moved-out-of-lgbtq-bar-in-providence

LBGTQ NATION
— Only two Presidential candidates bother to show up to nation’s top LGBTQ conference Of the 16 people running for President, only two appear interested in talking to LGBTQ voters, as most campaigns skipped the top LGBTQ conference. – Juwan J. Holmes (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity focus on destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/two-presidential-candidates-bother-show-nations-top-lgbtq-conference/

November 5 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— Victims of racist incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings speak out – NANCY LOO (DIERSEN: Why hasn’t the Democrat news media published information on the banned customer? Of course, Trump-haters want everyone to assume that the banned customer is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/05/victims-of-racist-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-to-speak-out-tuesday/

ABC7
— Victims of alleged racist incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings speak out: ‘We could tell that he did not want us there’ – Diane Pathieu and Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/society/we-could-tell-that-he-did-not-want-us-there-victims-of-alleged-racist-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-speak-out/5672983/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: As they took their seats near the alleged racist customer and Vahl alerted the rest of the group what was going on. “That racist customer continued to look back at us and give us some dirty looks. We did not speak with him but we could tell that he did not want us there, us being a black, biracial, just a very unique and diverse and happy group, and obviously this bigot of a customer did not want us sitting there in a public establishment,” Vahl said.)
— Buffalo Wild Wings incident: Victims of alleged racism at Naperville restaurant speak out
https://abc7chicago.com/society/victims-of-alleged-racist-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings-speak-out/5672983/
— ABC News/Washington Post poll: Democrats extend lead vs. President Trump
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/abc-news-washington-post-poll-dems-extend-lead-vs-trump/5673846/
— Lightfoot already considering replacements for CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson, sources say – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mayor-already-considering-replacements-for-cpd-supt-johnson-sources/5674421/
— Lawyer numbers to top 96K in Illinois after oaths this week – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lawyer-numbers-to-top-96k-in-ill-after-oaths-this-week/5673855/
— Illinois ramps up education campaign on 2020 Census – Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-ramps-up-education-campaign-on-2020-census/5671713/

NBC5
— Group Speaks Out After Racist Incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/family-asked-to-move-buffalo-wild-wings-naperville-564499401.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Vahl said he responded by asking “What does it matter?” at which point he said the host told him, “Well, we have a regular customer here who doesn’t want to sit around black people.” . . . “We realized there was some tension in the room because that racist customer continued to look back at us and give us dirty looks,” Vahl said. “We did not speak with them but we could tell that he did not want us there, us being blacks, biracial, just a very unique and diverse and happy group.” . . . “I’ve been informed by your staff that this man is racist – that this couple, not just this man, this couple are racist – and I will refuse to move because of the color of my skin,” Riley said he told the manager.)

CBS2
— Victims Of Racist Incident At Buffalo Wild Wings In Naperville Demand Restaurant Establish Clear ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/05/coaches-parents-to-address-media-following-racially-charged-incident-at-naperville-buffalo-wild-wings/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “There was a customer that was there that was a regular, and that he was racist and he did not want to sit by black people,” Vahl said.)
— Cook County Democratic Party Leaders Urge Ald. Ed Burke, Former Rep. Luis Arroyo To Resign From Party Seats
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/05/former-rep-luis-arroyo-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeman/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Families demand Buffalo Wild Wings to adopt ‘zero tolerance’ policies after racist incident at Naperville restaurant; customer banned for life – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-buffalo-wild-wings-naperville-st-1106-20191105-5ox5bqscf5hcdjurlhonqrhnqa-story.html
— Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson expected this week to announce his retirement, sources say – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-eddie-johnson-retiring-20191106-wibbjyauazfnvodone76dg2jh4-story.html
— Donald Trump Jr., who has accused Joe Biden’s son of profiting off his father’s office, blasts Democrats in tour for new book — which his father urged everyone to buy – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-donald-trump-jr-book-20191105-ahp5anawmngsvfqrbvxpjjzfwm-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker shouldn’t squander $205 million on the flight of fancy known as the Peotone airport – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-pritzker-peotone-ohare-airport-taxpayers-midway-20191105-royk66oyivdhrfbgwx4x4zprii-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Attorney urges Buffalo Wild Wings ‘to stand up to racism’ – Robert Sanchez
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20949994/buffalo-wild-wings-racism-change-tables
— Concessions, compromise, compassion mark fair housing fight for people with criminal histories The Cook County Commission on Human Rights also agreed to study the effect of the amendment after it’s implemented to make sure those with criminal records aren’t being discriminated against when seeking housing. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20950476/concessions-compromise-compassion-fair-housing-criminal-history-cook-county
— Chicago teachers’ abuse of sick days should leave us all feeling ill The teachers’ excessive use of sick days has created a problem for the schools at a time when it is increasingly difficult to line up substitute teachers. (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, my Democrat coworkers and subordinates used far more sick days than I did.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20950090/cps-teacher-sick-days-abuse-contract-strike-editorial
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/11/5/20950301/best-pot-weed-leafly-illinois-recreational-cannabis

— Radio host William Kelly claims former Lake Co. Sheriff Mark Curran committed ‘battery’ at U.S. Senate endorsement event  In a video shared by Kelly, Curran is seen attempting to ignore Kelly’s remarks before eventually grabbing his shoulders and leading him to the door. – Sam Kelly

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/5/20949472/william-kelly-lake-county-sheriff-mark-curran-battery-u-s-senate-republican-grayslake

DAILY HERALD
— Attorney urges Buffalo Wild Wings ‘to stand up to racism’ – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191105/attorney-urges-buffalo-wild-wings-to-stand-up-to-racism
(FROM THE ARTICLE: They said they were part of a multiracial party of 18 diners, most of them black, that was asked to move because two other customers didn’t want to sit near them. The Vahls said a host at the restaurant asked “What race are you guys?” before seating the group. They said the group left after two managers later asked them to move. “My husband asked him why it mattered and the host responded that a table with 2 of their ‘regular customers’ were next to where we were to be seated and he didn’t want us sitting there because (the customer is) ‘racist,'” Mary Vahl wrote in a now-viral Facebook post. . .The chain said the customer who made the complaint has been permanently banned from every Buffalo Wild Wings location nationwide and the company will hold additional sensitivity and diversity training at all Chicago-area locations.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, the main stream media promotes Islam.
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20191104/islamic-center-of-wheaton-spreads-message-of-hope-peace-and-faith-solidarity-at-open-mosque-day

DAILY EASTERN NEWS
— Rich Miller talks state government, corruption – Corryn Brock
https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2019/11/04/rich-miller-talks-state-government-corruption/

CAPITOL FAX
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/05/corruption-roundup-4/
— US appellate court upholds ruling against Janus back dues claim
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/05/us-appellate-court-upholds-ruling-against-janus-back-dues-claim/

BREITBART
— Sen. Dick Durbin to India’s Visa Workers: ‘It Is Good that You Come to America’ – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrat and RINO employers hint/imply/argue/shout that they prefer hiring citizens of foreign countries over citizens of America.)
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2019/11/04/watch-sen-dick-durbin-to-indias-visa-workers-it-is-good-that-you-come-to-america/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A group of India’s H-1B contract workers surrounded Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to demand he support Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) S.386 bill, which gives citizenship to more Indian graduates if they take jobs from Americans. When confronted in Illinois, Durbin told the Indian contract workers on Sunday that he wants more foreign workers hired in American workplaces:)

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Attorney: Buffalo Wild Wings needs to revamp training
https://apnews.com/999aac0ff262434297c3e468d85203b4

OXFORD EAGLE
— Suspect in Buffalo Wild Wings shooting officially charged – Jake Thompson
https://www.oxfordeagle.com/2019/11/05/suspect-in-buffalo-wild-wings-shooting-officially-charged/

November 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson says he’s ‘toying’ with retirement – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/society/cpd-supt-eddie-johnson-toying-with-idea-of-retirement-/5671231/

CBS2
— Cook County Democratic Party Leaders Urge Former Rep. Luis Arroyo To Resign From Party Seat With Influence Over Choosing Successor
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/11/04/former-rep-luis-arroyo-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeman/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Fox News Poll: Biden leads nomination race, tops Trump by 12 points in matchup – Dana Blanton
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/fox-news-poll-biden-leads-nomination-race-tops-trump-by-12-points-in-matchup

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Politicians have no business blocking critics on Twitter and Facebook An elected official who blocks dissenting views on social media is guilty of government censorship. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I do not block anyone, including my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, from getting/reading GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who a) get/read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, b) focus on stopping me from sending the emails out, and c) focus on stopping everyone from reading the emails.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/4/20948264/social-media-block-aoc-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-donald-trump-first-amendment-free-speech-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Cook County Democratic leaders want former Rep. Luis Arroyo to quit party post that would give him say in naming his replacement – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-luis-arroyo-democratic-committeeman-20191104-5qpzxvoc75dbdgffxalat3jfia-story.html
— Buffalo Wild Wings and the right way to handle racist customers – Editorial (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want everyone to assume that the “customer who allegedly complained” is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-buffalo-wild-wings-african-american-20191104-yo27vzgeyrg4ti2kpxwtfly6ny-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The customer who allegedly complained about the group has not come forward, and the staffers have not given their versions.)

DAILY HERALD
— Responses call for action after black diners asked to move at Naperville restaurant – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that the “racist” customer is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191104/responses-call-for-action-after-black-diners-asked-to-move-at-naperville-restaurant
— Progressive group to spend $70M targeting Trump online – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20191104/business/311049912/
— From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg on outs with Democrats – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191104/from-toast-of-town-to-toxic-facebook-ceo-zuckerberg-on-outs-with-democrats

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s what ousted McDonald’s CEO Easterbrook gets Documents detail Steve Easterbrook’s separation agreement in a package worth millions. Also today, McDonald’s head of HR resigned. – DALTON BARKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/heres-what-ousted-mcdonalds-ceo-easterbrook-gets

WTTW
— Driving While Stoned: Police Still Lack Reliable Test – Paul Caine (DIERSEN: As January 1, 2020 approaches, it is time to ask everyone around you how much pot will they use, that is, how stoned will they be.)
https://news.wttw.com/2019/11/04/driving-while-stoned-police-still-lack-reliable-test

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Two Sides: Democrats, Republicans weigh in on today’s divided America – Jeff D’Alessio
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/two-sides-democrats-republicans-weigh-in-on-today-s-divided/article_40d71dac-31f2-5844-9ae3-add4b1c907f8.html

WGLT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.wglt.org/post/revolution-global-sees-bright-future-cannabis-illinois#stream/0

GRAYSLAKE PATCH
— William Kelly Files Battery Complaint Against Mark Curran: Video The conservative radio host and Republican U.S. Senate candidate filed the criminal complaint against opponent and ex-sheriff Curran. – Rebecca Bream
https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/william-kelly-files-battery-complaint-against-mark-curran-video

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OBERWEIS WINS LAKE CO GOP ENDORSEMENT IN 14TH CD PRIMARY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/oberweis-wins-lake-co-gop-endorsement-in-14th-cd-primary.html
— CHICAGO TEACHERS’ DEAL TO COST $627 MILLION OVER NEXT 5 YEARS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/chicago-teachers-deal-to-cost-627-million-over-next-5-years.html
— THORNER: BEWARE: US GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS BRAINWASH CHILDREN WITH ANTI-AMERICAN LIES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thorner-beware-us-government-schools-brainwash-children-with-anti-american-lies.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Shimkus decides to retire after all
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/04/shimkus-decides-to-retire-after-all/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: As January 1, 2020 approaches, it is time to ask everyone around you how much pot will they use, that is, how stoned will they be. 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/04/cannabis-roundup-14/
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/04/corruption-roundup-3/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Everyone in Illinois sees how Democrat, Libertarian, Green, and RINO activists, candidates, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. glorify and praise and pander to Rich Miller. 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/04/caption-contest-448/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Michelle Obama: ‘Barack’s presidential library could have been anywhere in the world’ – Jessica Chasmar (DIERSEN: Those who promote Obama 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.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/4/michelle-obama-baracks-presidential-library-could-/
— New York has 18,000 fewer active GOP voters than it did on eve of Trump’s 2016 win Democrats on state rolls up 270,000 in same time period – AP (DIERSEN: Has the number Republican voters in your precinct increased or decreased? On what do you blame that on?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/4/new-york-sees-18000-fewer-republican-voters-regist/
— Saving Americans from layoffs and lower wages Kudos to Trump for cracking down on H-1B visa abuse – Ryan Girdusky
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/4/saving-americans-from-layoffs-and-lower-wages/

GOPUSA
— 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls still have little chance of defeating Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=78841

AMERICAN THINKER
— Katie Hill Affair and its Aftermath are Signs of America’s Decline – Selwyn Duke
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/11/katie_hill_affair_and_its_aftermath_are_signs_of_americas_decline.html
— Only 18% of Americans approve of Mitt Romney in new Gallup Poll – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/11/only_18_of_americans_approve_of_mitt_romney_in_new_gallup_poll.html

BREITBART
— GOP State Lawmakers Craft Bills to Ban Child Gender Transition Treatment – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/04/gop-state-lawmakers-craft-bills-to-ban-child-gender-transition-treatment/

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign’s New 2020 Ad Promotes Misleading Claim About Immigration – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/04/trump-campaign-2020-ad-commercial-misleading-claim-immigration-half-cut/

NEWSMAX
— John Shimkus Will Continue With Plans to Retire From the House – Sandy Fitzgerald 
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/shimkus-retirement-congress-house/2019/11/04/id/940133/

COLLEGE REFORM
— As aid to illegal students increases, American students pay more for college – Eduardo Neret
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13951

THE HILL
— Buffalo Wild Wings fires employees after alleged racist incident at Illinois restaurant – ARIS FOLLEY (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters want everyone to assume that the “alleged racist” customer is a Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and his ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/468807-buffalo-wild-wings-fires-employees-at-indiana-store-after-group

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump hater says “It’s time to throw the kitchen sink at Trump, and the cutlery too.”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/02/its-time-to-throw-the-kitchen-sink-at-trump-impeachment

May 22 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 17 Morning Edition

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s what’s holding up the Illinois marijuana bill The legislation’s co-author, state Sen. Heather Steans, says “threading the needle” on expungement may be the biggest challenge. Crain’s has the story. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the following should be speaking out strongly against the marijuana bill in Illinois: Trump and Pence,  Illinois, Republican congressmen, Illinois Republican Party (IRP) National Committeeman and Committeewoman, IRP officers, Republican House and Senate leaders, your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, the officers of your Republican township/ward/county party organizations, you Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, Republican officials who represent you in your municipality, township/ward, county, and Illinois, etc.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/heres-whats-holding-illinois-marijuana-bill
— A new report shows just how much Chicago’s Loop is booming The Chicago Loop Alliance measured how the central area has fared and how it has changed over the past decade. – BRIANNA KELLY (DIERSEN: Have you lived in downtown Chicago? I did week-days 1974-1976 and full-time 1976-1978. Have you worked in downtown Chicago? I did in 1971 and 1973-1997. Have you taken courses in downtown Chicago? I did 1966-1968, 1971-1983, and 1992-1997.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/new-report-shows-just-how-much-chicagos-loop-booming

WGN RADIO
— Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady has concerns about recreational marijuana legislation in Springfield – JEFF CARLIN 
https://wgnradio.com/2019/05/16/senate-republican-leader-bill-brady-has-concerns-about-recreational-marijuana-legislation-in-springfield/

DAILY HERALD
— House GOP releases one-page state budget proposal – Jerry Nowicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190516/house-gop-releases-one-page-state-budget-proposal
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: America-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190517/trumps-america-first-philosophy-has-created-a-less-stable-world
— COD interim president talks about his vision for the school – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190516/cod-interim-president-talks-about-his-vision-for-the-school

NORTHWEST HERALD
— McSweeney’s township consolidation bill heads to Pritzker’s desk for consideration – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/05/16/mcsweeneys-township-consolidation-bill-heads-to-pritzkers-desk-for-consideration/afz147m/

WBEZ
— Chicago’s Racial Disparities In The Sights Of Its First Chief Equity Officer – Alden Loury (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, since the Civil War, Democrats blame Republicans for all the problems that minorities have had, are having, and will have.)
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/new-office-seeks-equity-for-chicago-residents/9ceed2c7-e951-4fa8-a0cc-f246a36d16a6

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— House Republicans again say budget can be balanced without higher taxes – Doug Finke
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190516/house-republicans-again-say-budget-can-be-balanced-without-higher-taxes

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Appeals court upholds teacher’s firing for using sick days for vacation – Jim Dey
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-05-16/jim-dey-appeals-court-upholds-teachers-firing-using-sick-days-vacation

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Democratic legislation would take appointments away from GOP county board chairman – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article230302974.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— New bill calls for stricter rules for owning a gun – Katie Bandish
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/new-bill-calls-for-stricter-rules-for-owning-a-gun

NPR ILLINOIS
— Republicans Press For Admission To Budget Talks – BRIAN MACKEY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republicans-press-admission-budget-talks#stream/0

CHICAGO NOW
— Democrat’s Rx for Illinois will make matters worse – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2019/05/democrats-rx-for-illinois-will-make-matters-worse/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Psychologist Warns Lawmakers Against Marijuana Legalization – David E. Smith 
https://illinoisfamily.org/marijuana-2/psychologist-warns-lawmakers-against-marijuana-legalization/
— AOC’s Stupid Abortion Comments – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/life/aocs-stupid-abortion-comments/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump wants to use point-based immigration system – Tom Howell Jr. 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/16/trump-wants-to-use-point-based-immigration-system/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Biden encourages Hispanics to hate Republicans.
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-slams-fox-news-in-spanish-language-ad-so-petty-so-negative-so-cruel
— Trump to use ‘tremendous powers’ of the Insurrection Act to combat illegal immigration – John Gage (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote insurrection.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-to-use-tremendous-powers-of-the-insurrection-act-to-combat-illegal-immigration

AMERICAN THINKER
— Taming the Bench: MAGA Means Ending Judicial Precedent – Selwyn Duke
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/05/taming_the_bench_maga_means_ending_judicial_precedent.html

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Why Trump’s New Immigration Plan Won’t Be Enough – Pedro Gonzalez
https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/16/why-trumps-new-immigration-plan-wont-be-enough/

NEWSMAX
— Trump to Illegals: Don’t Get Comfy, You’re ‘Leaving Soon’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/twitter-immigration-reform-deportation-force/2019/05/17/id/916429/

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— SAN ANTONIO OFFICIALS WANT TO HIDE COMMENTS CONDEMNING CHICK-FIL-A Discriminated against company owned by Christians in airport contracting
https://www.wnd.com/2019/05/san-antonio-officials-want-to-hide-comments-condemning-chick-fil-a/

CNS NEWS
— Trump’s Immigration Plan Prioritizes Skilled, Educated Immigrants over Low-Skilled Immigrants – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/trumps-immigration-plan-prioritizes-skilled-educated-immigrants-over-low

BREITBART
— 2-in-3 Americans Oppose Releasing Border Crossers into U.S. Interior – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/16/harvard-harris-poll-4-in-6-americans-oppose-releasing-border-crossers-into-u-s-interior/

WORLD NET DAILY
— JOE BIDEN: TRUMP AN ILLEGITIMATE PRESIDENT Says ‘I absolutely agree’ with fan who makes charge (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are illegitimate? I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am illegitimate. Better yet, I should sue them.) 
https://www.wnd.com/2019/05/joe-biden-trump-an-illegitimate-president/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater argues “Trump’s immigration plan endangers America’s ability to integrate foreigners. It’s family reunification, not highly skilled workers, that allows the U.S. to form a cohesive national identity.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-immigration-plan-endangers-america-s-ability-integrate-foreigners-ncna1006716

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want the Republican Party to dump “Old White Men.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/us/politics/women-republican-party.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: SAT’s New ‘Adversity Score’ Will Take Students’ Hardships Into Account – Anemona Hartocollis (DIERSEN: What is you adversity score? Everyone should be required to disclose their adversity score.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/16/us/sat-score.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use neo-Nazi James Alex Fields to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/her-daughter-died-at-charlottesville-she-wants-the-feds-to-do-more-to-fight-hate/2019/05/16/6c302b32-7820-11e9-b7ae-390de4259661_story.html

USA TODAY
— Buying a car for your teenager? Here’s what you should keep in mind – Dalvin Brown (DIERSEN: When you were a teen, did you expect your parents to buy your first car? I did not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father fought type 1 diabetes from age 14, was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, worked in the office of a nasty chemical plant, almost always worked second jobs to pay the family’s bills, did not buy a new car until he 45 and it was a bottom of the line 2-door Chevy with almost no options, and died suddenly of heart failure in 1969 when he was 47 and I was 21. My mother never attended high school. I bought my first car, a 1958 Chevy BelAir, as soon as turned 16 in 1964.) 
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/04/30/best-first-cars-teens-tips-buying-your-teenagers-first-car/3585638002/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Florida officials worry U.S. may send them hundreds of migrants and no resources – JENNY JARVIE (DIERSEN: Because Democrat and RINO voters encourage illegal immigration, Democrat and RINO voters should be required to provide illegals with housing, food, clothing, healthcare, education, transportation, jobs, etc.)
https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-florida-migrant-border-sanctuary-city-20180516-story.html

WHAS11
— Oldham Co. Police claim social media posts, not age, were factor in decision not to hire officer  Officer Dennis Clark, with West Buechel Police, claims Oldham County Police didn’t hire him for a position because of his age. – Tyler Emery
https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/oldham-co-police-claim-social-media-posts-not-age-were-factor-in-decision-not-to-hire-officer/417-e4f5b53a-de35-4849-bf77-e4a037e73717

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE: SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background New score comes as college admissions decisions are under scrutiny – Douglas Belkin (DIERSEN: What is you adversity score? Everyone should be required to disclose their adversity score.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sat-to-give-students-adversity-score-to-capture-social-and-economic-background-11557999000
— The New and Unimproved SAT The college test’s ‘adversity score’ may foment more cynicism. (DIERSEN: What is you adversity score? Everyone should be required to disclose their adversity score.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-new-and-unimproved-sat-11558048986
— Think CEOs Are Overpaid? See How They Compare With Hollywood Celebs and Sports Stars Jennifer Aniston vs. Tim Cook and other marquee matchups on the pay scale; nearly $500,000 a show for Celine Dion (DIERSEN: Are/were you accused of being overpaid? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have always accused me of being overpaid. In my defense, I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 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.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/think-ceos-are-overpaid-see-how-they-compare-with-hollywood-celebs-and-sports-stars-11558085402

BUSINESS INSIDER
— The Trump administration reportedly sent ‘no-match letters’ to over 570,000 employers telling them they might have undocumented workers – Alexandra Ma (DIERSEN: Employers that hire illegals work against individuals, against organizations, against companies, against governments, and against countries that oppose illegal immigration.)
https://www.businessinsider.com/white-house-no-match-letters-employers-undocumented-workers-reports-2019-5

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want open borders because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want open borders because RINOs want cheap labor. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/05/17/making-the-case-for-open-borders/#394e52d8577e
— Trump Immigration Plan Sidesteps Income Inequality – Erik Sherman (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? 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.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2019/05/16/trump-immigration-plan-sidesteps-income-inequality/#d9e67cc261a9

NEWSWEEK
— FORCE TRUMP HOTELS TO TAKE IN HOMELESS ASYLUM SEEKERS, SAYS FLORIDA MAYOR: ‘ASK THE PRESIDENT TO OPEN HIS HEART AND HOME’ – CHANTAL DA SILVA (DIERSEN: Because Republican-haters encourage people to come to America illegally and to stay in America illegally, Republican-haters should be forced to house, feed, clothe, and educate illegals, provide them with healthcare, etc.) 
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-administration-accused-trying-create-homeless-encampment-south-florida-1428611

HILL REPORTER
— Candace Owens is Suspended From Facebook – TODD NEIKIRK
https://hillreporter.com/candace-owens-is-suspended-from-facebook-36133