December 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump impeachment: President takes defiant tone after historic House vote – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-it-doesnt-feel-like-im-being-impeached/5768858/
— Senate passes anti-robocalls bill, sending it to Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/senate-passes-anti-robocalls-bill-sending-it-to-trump/5769194/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales in Ann Arbor draw long lines and hint at what’s to come in Chicago. ‘This is the 18-year-old me’s greatest fantasy.’ – Ally Marotti
By ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-recreational-marijuana-michigan-20191219-fhxtx4e5izeflkyiceefi24y7u-story.html
— Trump takes swipe at House lawmaker’s dead husband, implying he’s in hell during Michigan rally. The White House says the president was ‘just riffing.’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/midwest/ct-donald-trump-john-debbie-dingell-20191219-46rveqe42newrkcnnm52dr6zai-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago’s strip club nudity rules could be eased following settlement with transgender woman – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-strip-club-nudity-rules-could-be-eased-20191219-q7owk5ntqzh7hagkwoyj7jd2lq-story.html
— ‘There are no perfect petitions.’ Objections may lead to south suburban candidates being tossed from ballots – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-legislative-election-objections-st-1120-20191219-j35z7ttzavc4boh76wwzrn7afu-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-liststory-illinois-legal-weed-20191219-vy7no4bg7vdwbcsa77f7lr4giy-list.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Will County Board votes to allow marijuana facilities, tax sales – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/ct-sta-will-county-board-marijuana-votes-st-1220-20191219-kavn6liqpnegbnigjwz7xlljie-story.html
— Illinois Gaming Board orders gambling owner to fire two employees whose ties ‘pose a threat to the integrity of video gaming’ – DAVID HEINZMANN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-rick-heidner-gold-rush-illinois-gaming-board-20191219-xscp45mi2zdrfilwyuxbxqgx6m-story.html
— Get on with Trump’s impeachment trial. Then comes Election Day. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-impeachment-trump-pelosi-mcconnell-trial-20191219-ts5bvhdoazcnrarf2kyo5ao34q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Getting a medical marijuana card is easier than ever — and it could help you avoid lines, save money when recreational sales start Those who qualify can start buying legal weed within less than 24 hours after applying. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/19/21030052/medical-marijuana-pot-cannabis-weed-illinois-recreational
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: A pot pusher pushes pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/18/21027075/war-on-drugs-convictions-criminal-justice-decriminalization-j-b-pritzker-kelly-cassidy
— Michael Bloomberg jumps into Illinois presidential primary in a big way Bloomberg has lined up a team of five state political veterans who will hire at least 50 political operatives. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/19/21029876/michael-bloomberg-illinois-democratic-presidential-primary
— Black Caucus chairman threatens to resurrect six-month delay for recreational marijuana sales Ald. Jason Ervin (28th) says governor’s office is backtracking on promise to earmark two medical marijuana dispensary licenses for black or Hispanic operators. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/12/19/21030053/recreational-marijuana-sales-black-caucus-resurrect-six-month-delay
— Increasing the “SALT” cap (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/19/21030613/usma-salt-tax-illinois-lawmakers-vote-jesus-chuy-garcia
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Sports betting inches toward launch in Illinois – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/19/21030709/illinois-sports-betting-applications-casinos-racetracks-stadiums

DAILY HERALD
— Voters to decide whether McHenry County coroner should be elected or appointed – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191219/voters-to-decide-whether-mchenry-county-coroner-should-be-elected-or-appointed

WILL
— Danville City Council Approves New Cannabis Regulations – Jim Meadows
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/danville-city-council-approves-new-cannabis-regulations

WEEK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Residents learn about how they might qualify for social equity to get into pot business
https://week.com/2019/12/19/residents-learn-about-how-they-might-qualify-for-social-equity-to-get-into-pot-business/

CENTER SQUARE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois makes first $21 million in cannabis loans available to social equity applicants – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-makes-first-million-in-cannabis-loans-available-to-social/article_24e0864a-228a-11ea-a56a-77119427f6a6.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Shameless’ Or Helpful? West Coast Weed Dispensary Is Offering $10,000 To Social-Equity Applicants In Chicago A company that aims to be the ‘7/11 of weed’ wants Chicago social equity applicants to join his venture, but some locals were not pleased. – Hannah Alani
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/12/19/shameless-or-helpful-a-west-coast-weed-dispensary-is-offering-10000-to-social-equity-applicants-in-exchange-for-partnership/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mad at Impeachment? Run Write-In Campaign for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy-copy/ 
— College of Lake County Conservatives Assert First Amendment Rights
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/college-of-lake-county-conservatives-assert-first-amendment-rights/ 
— IL-14: Federal Court of Appeals Strikes Down Individual Mandate of Obamacare
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-14-federal-court-of-appeals-strikes-down-individual-mandate-of-obamacare/ 
— IL-14: Reactions to Underwood’s Impeachment Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-14-reactions-to-underwoods-impeachment-votes/
— Judicial Opponents of Mary McClellan, Whose Petitions Were Challenged, Expected to Stay on the Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/judicial-opponents-of-mary-mcclellan-whose-petitions-were-challenged-expected-to-stay-on-the-ballot/ 
— Democratic Precinct Committeeman “Politically Motivated”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/138467/ 
— Mad at Impeachment? Run Write-In Campaign for Precinct Committeeperson
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy-copy/
— Skillicorn Calls for Acosta to Resign from County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/skillicorn-calls-for-acosta-to-resign-from-county-board/ 
— IL-06: Reactions to Sean Casten’s Impeachment Votes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/19/il-06-reactions-to-sean-castens-impeachment-votes/

CAPITOL FAX
— In Springfield, doing something legal in your own back yard is the police’s business
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/19/in-springfield-doing-something-legal-in-your-own-back-yard-is-the-polices-business/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump can erase historical significance of impeachment with reelection – Matt Mackowiak
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/trump-can-erase-historical-significance-impeachmen/
— ‘Suicide march’: Defiant Trump vows impeachment will haunt Democrats – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/donald-trump-vows-impeachment-will-haunt-democrats/
— The impeachment war begins – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/18/inside-the-beltway-the-impeachment-war-begins/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 2020 census: Surge in immigrants to take 24 House seats from Trump states – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/2020-census-surge-in-immigrants-to-take-24-house-seats-from-trump-states
— ‘No hurry’: McConnell waves off Pelosi threat to withhold impeachment articles – David M. Drucker
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/no-hurry-mcconnell-waves-off-pelosi-threat-to-withhold-impeachment-articles

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— How to Psychologically Withstand Hatred from the Left
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/12/19/how-to-psychologically-withstand-hatred-from-the-left/

BREITBART
— Jackie Speier: Trump Can Be ‘Impeached Yet Again’ – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/12/17/jackie-speier-trump-impeached/

DAILY CALLER
— Immigration Will Dramatically Shift The Electoral College In Favor Of Democrats, Study Finds – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/19/immigration-helping-democrats-in-electoral-map/

THE HILL
— Senate leaders punt impeachment trial deal until after holidays – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475375-senate-leaders-punt-impeachment-trial-deal-until-after-holidays
— McConnell rips House impeachment as ‘slapdash,’ ‘rushed and rigged’ – JORDAIN CARNEY 
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/475274-mcconnell-rips-house-impeachment-as-slapdash-rushed-and-rigged
— Democrats rally behind Pelosi on delay of articles
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475284-democrats-rally-behind-pelosi-on-delay-of-articles
— Trump shocks, earns GOP rebukes with Dingell remarks – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/475313-trump-shocks-earns-gop-rebukes-with-dingell-remarks

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Impeachment places Trump with the ‘losers’ of presidential history.”
https://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/jennifer-rubin-impeachment-places-trump-with-the-losers-of-presidential/article_ed05d7fe-2273-11ea-a601-cf635fee5ebe.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Impeachment Vote Divides and Dismays, Inside and Outside the Capitol Lawmakers rely on hyperbole and the Founding Fathers to make their cases, while protesters are more festive – Lindsay Wise and Andrew Duehren
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-vote-divides-and-dismays-inside-and-outside-the-capitol-11576705056

FORBES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/12/19/hey-indiana-legal-marijuana-isnt-going-to-doom-your-workforce/#7817923923d9

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— Trump’s Impeachment Will Be His Legacy Regardless of what happens in the Senate, he will be remembered for this. – Nancy LeTourneau (DIERSEN: What do your critics/opponents want you to be remembered for? Mine want me to be remembered for the success that they had in ending my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service (twice), Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, and the adverse actions that my superiors in the federal government took against me.) 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/12/18/trumps-impeachment-will-be-his-legacy/

NEW REPUBLIC
— Don’t Withhold the Articles of Impeachment House Democrats are contemplating a strategy that will only bolster Republican claims that their impeachment inquiry is an election-year stunt. – MATT FORD
https://newrepublic.com/article/156070/dont-withhold-articles-impeachment

FED WEEK
— Survey Identifies Culture, Trust Issues in Federal Workplace
https://www.fedweek.com/federal-managers-daily-report/survey-identifies-culture-trust-issues-in-federal-workplace/

December 15 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HILL REPORTER
— 2020’s New Voters Will Be Less White Than Ever Before — Which Could Be A Huge Problem For Trump – CHRIS WALKER (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://hillreporter.com/2020s-new-voters-will-be-less-white-than-ever-before-which-could-be-a-huge-problem-for-trump-53559

DAILY PROGRESS
— GOP is left behind by changing demographics – Bob Gibson (DIERSEN: Trump-haters encourage members of the following groups to hate Trump: anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.dailyprogress.com/opinion/opinion-commentary-gop-is-left-behind-by-changing-demographics/article_a7ebb538-7975-5dcc-95b4-96565173f861.html

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

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

December 4 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker says pot law will create black and latino millionaires as black aldermen push delay of sales over lack of diversity in industry But state officials say it will take more time for the social equity provisions in the law to go into effect. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20996093/cannabis-marijuana-j-b-pritzker-black-caucus-sales-delay-pot
— Pot smokers could still get ticketed for toking in their own backyards despite new law, CPD says But Chicago cops are being encouraged to explain the new law to residents caught violating it rather than take punitive measures right way, officials say. – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/4/20995476/pot-smoking-tickets-private-property-chicago-police

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us–marijuana-vaping-arrests-20191203-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-recreational-marijuana-pritzker-20191205-iezqswliebhlxn4vp6552ng3e4-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-recreational-marijuana-delay-african-american-ownership-20191204-5mzkejknmjbmxbee6qnlp4sn6a-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats blame Trump for problems that Black women have.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-kamala-harris-black-woman-president-20191204-skyuncgwpzdrxc4x7x5u7ywhki-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Des Plaines to allow recreational pot sales, related businesses – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191204/des-plaines-to-allow-recreational-pot-sales-related-businesses

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Hoscheit drops re-election bid; Shepro to run in his district Shepro: ‘I felt honored that he asked me to run’ – BRENDA SCHORY
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/12/03/hoscheit-drops-re-election-bid-shepro-to-run-in-his-district/ajbwpd8/

SOUTHERN
— More urgency needed on ethics reforms, Illinois GOP lawmakers say – JERRY NOWICKI
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/more-urgency-needed-on-ethics-reforms-illinois-gop-lawmakers-say/article_1504c6dd-1903-5d7b-9f2a-6452a1cb075d.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois Republicans call for special December session to address corruption – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.tribuneledgernews.com/extra/news/illinois-republicans-call-for-special-december-session-to-address-corruption/article_52d26e82-2cc4-5064-8714-3e1a3255871e.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: James Marter First TV Commercial Airs and Fundraiser Tomorrow Night
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/il-14-james-marter-first-tv-commercial-airs-and-fundraiser-tomorrow-night/ 
— Pritzker Names Two Former Republican State Representatives to Ethics Panel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/pritzker-names-two-former-republican-state-representatives-to-ethics-panel/ 
— UPDATE: Northwest Herald Polls on Word “Whore” and Links to Story on Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/northwest-herald-polls-on-word-whore/ 
— Commenter Tells Some of What Happened in the Courtroom in Mary McClellan Suit Against McHenry County Blog
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/commenter-tells-some-of-what-happened-in-the-courtroom-in-mary-mcclellan-proceedings-against-mchenry-county-blog/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan’s Most Recent Bankruptcy Petition
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/judicial-candidate-mary-mcclellan-most-recent-bankruptcy-petition/ 
— Precinct Committeepersons Filings for McHenry County Final
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/state-representative-filings-for-mchenry-county-districts-copy-copy-copy/ 
— Virginia Firm Makes Only Cost-Benefit Proposal for Consolidating McHenry Township with County Government
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/04/virginia-firm-makes-only-cost-benefit-proposal-for-consolidating-mchenry-township-with-county-government/ 
— Judicial Candidate Mary McClellan Files Emergency Motion Against McHenry County Blog Last Week, Seeks $1,800
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/03/mary-mcclellan-files-emergency-motion-against-mchenry-county-blog-last-week-seeks-1800/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. SKILLICORN WARNS ABOUT PARKING TAX HIKE IN NEW YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/rep-allen-skillicorn-parking-space-tax-more-costly-and-intrusive-than-most-realize.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Plummer says he was offered ethics commission slot in exchange for his silence
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/plummer-says-he-was-offered-ethics-commission-slot-in-exchange-for-his-silence/
— Unfunded pension liabilities grew a half billion dollars more than expected
https://capitolfax.com/2019/12/04/unfunded-pension-liabililties-grew-a-half-billion-dollars-more-than-expected/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Video shows climbers surmounting border wall Trump claimed ‘impossible to climb’ – Ellie Bufkin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/video-shows-climbers-surmounting-border-wall-trump-claimed-impossible-to-climb

AMERICAN THINKER
— Global warming, global cooling, climate change, climate emergency, climate catastrophe, climate collapse, or existential threat? – Jack Hellner
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/global_warming_global_cooling_climate_change_climate_emergency_climate_catastrophe_climate_collapse_or_existential_threat.html

BREITBART
— Americans Billed $60B a Year to Educate Illegal Aliens, Anchor Babies – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/04/byrne-americans-billed-60b-a-year-to-educate-illegal-aliens-anchor-babies/

GOPUSA
— Conservative Family Research Council fundraises against Chick-fil-A on ‘Giving Tuesday’
http://www.gopusa.com/conservative-family-research-council-fundraises-against-chick-fil-a-on-giving-tuesday/

DAILY WIRE
— Piers Morgan Blasts European Leaders Mocking Trump – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/piers-morgan-blasts-european-leaders-mocking-trump-sniggering-and-bing-like-spiteful-little-mean-girls
— Buttigieg: Anyone Who Supported Trump Is Soft On Racism – Hank Berrien
https://www.dailywire.com/news/buttigieg-anyone-who-supported-trump-is-soft-on-racism

DAILY CALLER
— ICE Spokesman Says Criminal Illegal Aliens Are Attracted To Sanctuary Cities – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/12/04/ice-santuary-cities-illegal-aliens/

ROLL CALL
— House Democrats to move on temporary ‘SALT’ cap increase – Doug Sword (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/house-democrats-move-temporary-salt-cap-increase

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Democrats value diversity, but the presidential field is increasingly white – EVAN HALPER, JANET HOOK
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-12-03/democrats-value-diversity-but-the-presidential-field-is-increasingly-white

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Food Stamps in Good Times The jobless rate is 3.6%. When better to renew work requirements? – Editorial (DIERSEN: Should able-bodied food stamp recipients be required to take bad jobs? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/food-stamps-in-good-times-11575505774

FORTUNE
— Kamala Harris’s Exit Leaves a Historically Diverse Field Pretty Pale and Male – Kristen Bellstrom and Emma Hinchliffe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the less electable that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://fortune.com/2019/12/04/kamala-harris-out-2020-candidates/

MARKET WATCH
— Do Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s and IBM match employees’ donations to charity? The answers may surprise you – Leslie Albrecht (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Federal employees are encouraged to use the Combined Federal Campaign ( https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/ ) to make donations. Federal employees should assume that all their superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates will know which organizations they donated to and how much. If you donate any money to organizations that promote conservative causes, you are in big trouble.) 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-walmart-amazon-mcdonalds-and-ibm-match-employees-donations-to-charity-the-answers-may-surprise-you-2019-12-04

November 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— What harm does second-hand fumes from vaping cause to young lungs? Medical experts want to know – Dale Yurong
https://abc7chicago.com/health/what-is-the-impact-of-second-hand-fumes-from-vaping/5679980/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— No vending machine sales? No cannabis runs across state lines? Waukegan’s marijuana ordinance spells out the realities of legalization – DAN MORAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-moran-waukegan-marijuana-ordinance-st-1109-20191108-45h37j2ocnai5lyix5n6wt5x3y-story.html
— ComEd enjoyed major success in Springfield by hiring lobbyists who were former lawmakers or Madigan staffers. Now the feds are scrutinizing the utility’s practices. – Ray Long
https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-comed-exelon-lobbyist-mike-madigan-democrats-20191108-hi52ufql6zea3m4qjjb7m4bygu-story.html
— Elgin launches program to help residents understand how the city budget works and where their money is going – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-budget-101-st-1110-20191109-zjjbdzk2ujabvjwdcd77f2zfai-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Broken state lobbying laws won’t be fixed in a week Some lobbyists for sweepstakes machines registered late — or not at all. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/11/8/20955896/lobbyists-register-springfield-state-legislators-arroyo-link-gambling-laws

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Your old SALT deduction is about to become a hot topic again Illinois Democrat Brad Schneider is pushing to at least partially repeal a portion of the big tax law passed by Trump and the GOP: the $10,000 cap on deductions for state and local taxes. He says it should clear the House soon, but what fate will it meet in the Senate? – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/your-old-salt-deduction-about-become-hot-topic-again
— Illinois needs cannabis-friendly state bank to protect vulnerable communities In an industry that does not enjoy the luxury and safety of the federal banking system, one of the smartest ways to protect revenue is to purchase real estate. And that carries risks for some neighborhoods. – KAM BUCKNER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-needs-cannabis-friendly-state-bank-protect-vulnerable-communities

HERALD & REVIEW
— Amtrak ridership hits record highs on two Illinois lines – PETER HANCOCK
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/amtrak-ridership-hits-record-highs-on-two-illinois-lines/article_25e60a05-d72e-5a04-8e1d-226ba5cdad24.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Black students are disproportionately cited for drug-related offenses at SIU – Kallie Cox (DIERSEN: I am a 71-year-old White male. I have never used an illegal drug and I never will.)
https://dailyegyptian.com/97902/showcase/black-students-are-disproportionately-cited-for-drug-related-offenses-at-siu/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— New report: Majority of kids in Illinois not ready for kindergarten – Nikki McGee
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/new-report-majority-of-kids-in-illinois-not-ready-for-kindergarten

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives earns Lake County GOP endorsement for 6th Congressional District run – Glenn Minnis
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/519428696-ives-earns-lake-county-gop-endorsement-for-6th-congressional-district-run
— Ives criticizes Rep. Casten’s attempts ‘to nullify an election result he didn’t like’ – Glenn Minnis 
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/518586006-ives-criticizes-rep-casten-s-attempts-to-nullify-an-election-result-he-didn-t-like

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 1776, NOT 1619: AMERICA WAS FOUNDED ON LIBERTY, NOT SLAVERY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/1776-not-1619-america-was-founded-on-liberty-not-slavery.html
— CPS TEACHER PAY UP, CPS ENROLLMENT DOWN BY ANOTHER 6000
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/cps-teacher-pay-up-cps-enrollment-down-by-another-6000-.html
— SKILLICORN PUSHES TO SAVE DAYLIGHT TIME LONGER IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/skillicorn-pushes-to-save-daylight-longer-illinois.html
— IVES SALUTES VETERANS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/ives-salutes-veterans-.html
— THORNER: REV. FRANKLIN GRAHAM: TRUMP IS PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF GOD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/thorner-rev-franklin-graham-trump-is-president-because-of-god.html
— PRO-TRUMP WRITERS PROMOTE AMERICAN GREATNESS WEBSITE IN UNLIKELY CHICAGO SUBURBS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/pro-trump-writers-promote-american-greatness-website-in-unlikely-chicago-suburbs.html

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers gearing up for final week of veto session – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.capitolnewsillinois.com/Blog/Posts/578/Uncategorized/2019/11/Lawmakers-gearing-up-for-final-week-of-veto-session/blog-post/

CAPITOL FAX
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/08/corruption-roundup-6/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump calls on black voters to reject Democrats, says impeachment ‘failing fast’ – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/8/trump-calls-black-voters-reject-democrats-says-imp/

FOX NEWS
— Trump campaign manager claims Dems are ‘freaked out’ over campaign’s digital dominance – Kristin Fisher
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-campaign-manager-claims-dems-are-freaked-out-over-campaigns-digital-dominance

BREITBART
— Poll: Nearly 6-in-10 Floridians Oppose Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/08/poll-nearly-6-in-10-floridians-oppose-drivers-licenses-for-illegal-aliens/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Never-Trumper Bill Kristol Gave $1,000 Each to All Three GOP Trump Challengers – Joseph Vazquez
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2019/11/08/never-trumper-bill-kristol-gave-1000-each-all-three-gop

THE HILL
— Bloomberg officially files to run in Alabama presidential primary – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/469690-bloomberg-files-for-alabama-presidential-primary

NEW YORK TIMES
— Those People We Tried to Cancel? They’re All Hanging Out Together Depriving people of a platform works — in unexpected ways. – John McDermott (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who worked the hardest to end my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership, Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster service, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee membership, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership, GAO employment, etc.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/02/style/what-is-cancel-culture.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Revs Up Effort to Win Black Vote President tells Atlanta crowd he has improved African-Americans’ employment opportunities, communities – Cameron McWhirter
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-revs-up-effort-to-win-black-vote-11573251294

FORBES
— Not Just A Job: New Evidence On The Quality Of Work Less than half of U.S. workers are in good jobs. (DIERSEN: What jobs have you had? My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois have made it very clear that they would never stoop to take the jobs that I had. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/gradsoflife/2019/11/08/not-just-a-job-new-evidence-on-the-quality-of-work/

June 30 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Your GOPUSA Illinois Editor Dave Diersen will urge the Wheaton City Council at its meeting Monday, July 1, 2019, at 7 P.M. to make Wheaton the first municipality in Illinois to ban the sale of pot. Municipalities and counties that do not ban the sale of pot shout that they are NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY. Your mayor and your city council members and your county board chairman and your county board members should ASAP call for a vote on the sale of pot and ASAP announce that they will vote against the sale of pot. I urge Wheaton Mayor Phil Suess and Wheaton City Council members Michael Barbier, Erica Bray-Parker, Suzanne Fitch, John K. Rutledge, and Todd Scalzo and the new North District Council member (soon to be Christopher J. Zaruba) to a) call for a vote on the sale of pot in Wheaton ASAP and b) vote NO on the sale of pot in Wheaton. I urge DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin and DuPage County Board members Donald Puchalski, Ashley Selmon, Sam Tornatore, Elizabeth Chaplin, Peter “Pete” DiCianni, Sean Noonan, Greg Hart, Brian Krajewski, Julie Renehan, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Mary FitzGerald Ozog, Sadia Covert, Dawn DeSart, James Healy, Robert Larsen, Sheila Rutledge, and James Zay to a) call for a vote on the sale of pot in unincorporated DuPage County ASAP and b) vote NO on the sale of pot in unincorporated DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
— Please stop by the Republican table at Wheaton’s Graf park before the fireworks start on July 3. So far, Wheaton’s 2019 Independence Day Parade Republican entries are Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Chris Kachiroubas, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. All $2,500 has been pledged toward the $2,500 “DuPage County Republicans” sponsorship commitment: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I am in the process of hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that include the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Chicago Pride Parade cut short due to severe thunderstorms
https://abc7chicago.com/weather/watch-live-chicago-pride-parade-cut-short-due-to-severe-thunderstorms/5372039/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://abc7chicago.com/society/newsviews-celebrating-pride-month/5371393/
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-signs-executive-order-to-protect-transgender-students/5371875/
— Democratic candidates defend Kamala Harris from ‘racist’ attacks by conservatives, Donald Trump Jr.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dem-candidates-defend-kamala-harris-from-racist-attacks/5372004/

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-pride-parade-2019-love-inclusion-boystown-weather-512029302.html
— How to Advance Your Career Without Huge College Debt – College of DuPage
https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/Get-Ahead-Without-College-Debt-511470821.html

CBS2
— Chicago’s Pride Parade Cancelled Due To Severe Weather
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/30/pride-parade-kicks-off-in-boystown/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pride Parade canceled as storms roll through – Michele Fiore
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/mayor-lightfoot-marches-in-pride-parade-with-wife
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-signs-order-to-protect-transgender-students

WGN TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://wgntv.com/2019/06/30/pritzker-signs-order-to-protect-transgender-students/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/6/30/20606063/pride-parade-chicago-50th-lgbtq-boystown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/6/30/20531347/transgender-students-task-force-executive-order-pritzker-lightfoot-illinois

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-pride-parade-lightfoot-weather-20190630-7l5e3po5gzeotayetukqvcqepm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-transgender-students-rights-20190630-jowrq3ppfrdmbapq4wf3kax3dm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Court’s gerrymandering decision lets the people down – Editorial (DIERSEN: Illinois Democrats look forward to continued use of gerrymandering to further harm individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190630/editorial-courts-gerrymandering-decision-lets-the-people-down
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190630/gov-pritzker-signs-order-to-protect-transgender-students

NPR ILLINOIS
— Under Siege And Largely Secret: Businesses That Serve Immigration Detention – YUKI NOGUCHI 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/under-siege-and-largely-secret-businesses-serve-immigration-detention#stream/0
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/while-worldpride-rolls-2-lgbtq-events-are-canceled-due-safety-concerns#stream/0

POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE
— Naperville’s Pulse in Springfield – New taxes in Illinois – Grant Wehrli
https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2019/06/30/napervilles-pulse-in-springfield-new-taxes-in-illinois/102378

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Anti-Trump fever takes threatening turn – Byron York
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-anti-trump-fever-takes-threatening-turn

AMERICAN THINKER
— How do you know you are no longer a Democrat? – Anna L. Stark
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/how_do_you_know_you_are_no_longer_a_democrat.html
— On the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, free speech in the gay community is hard to find – Peter Barry Chowka
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/on_the_50th_anniversary_of_the_stonewall_uprising_free_speech_in_the_gay_community_is_hard_to_find.html

BREITBART
— DNC Chair Perez Defends Health Care for Illegal Immigrants: ‘This Is Not a Handout’ – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/06/30/dnc-chair-perez-defends-health-care-for-illegal-immigrants-this-is-not-a-handout/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Pence to social conservatives: there’s ‘nothing compassionate about open borders’ Vice president chides Democrat ‘moral concern’ over border crisis – Samuel Smith
https://www.christianpost.com/news/pence-to-social-conservatives-theres-nothing-compassionate-about-open-borders.html

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— DEMS DETERMINED TO LEAVE AMERICA BORDERLESS And hence, defenseless. – Michael Cutler
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274150/dems-determined-leave-america-borderless-michael-cutler

TOWNHALL
— Democrats New Strategy: Campaign For Non-America! – Kevin McCullough
https://townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2019/06/30/democrats-new-strategy-campaign-for-nonamerica-n2549230

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Plan To Take Away Our Insurance And Give It To Illegals – Jim Clayton
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/06/democrats-plan-to-take-away-our-insurance-and-give-it-to-illegals/
— Will Republicans Take Advantage of the New Democrat Party? – Amanda Alverez (DIERSEN: The Democrat Party wants to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/06/will-republicans-take-advantage-of-the-new-democrat-party/
— Child Death Prods Democrats To Give Border Money That Trump Requested Two Years Ago – Dave King
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/06/child-death-prods-democrats-to-give-border-money-that-trump-requested-two-years-ago/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— POLL: Voters Weary Democratic Candidates Too ‘Extreme’ – Monica Sanchez 
https://www.mrctv.org/blog/poll-voters-weary-democratic-candidates-too-extreme
— New York Times Posts Op-Ed In Favor of Doxxing Customs and Border Protection Agents – Clay Waters
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2019/06/30/ny-times-op-ed-advocates-doxxing-customs-and-border-protection

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Milkshakes’ thrown by Antifa reportedly made with quick-drying cement, assaulted reporter has ‘brain bleed’ – Vivek Saxena 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/06/30/milkshakes-thrown-by-antifa-made-with-quick-drying-cement-at-scene-of-assaulted-reporter-andy-ngo-770009

THE HILL
— O’Rourke meets turned away US asylum seekers in Mexico – REBECCA KLAR (DIERSEN: When will candidates for federal offices meet with former federal employees who the federal government got rid of because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40, that is, former federal employees who were gotten rid of because of Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/451091-orourke-meets-with-turned-away-us-asylum-seekers-in-mexico

REUTERS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gay-pride/millions-celebrate-lgbtq-pride-in-new-york-amid-global-fight-for-equality-idUSKCN1TV0T2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use bodies of Salvadoran migrants to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-elsalvador/bodies-of-salvadoran-migrants-return-home-after-harrowing-border-deaths-idUSKCN1TV0W0

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Free College Really Means It’s not just about tuition. It’s a way to reassert the power of public goods in America. – E. Tammy Kim (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from that paid your college expenses? For me, it came from what I earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumping gasoline 1971-1972; collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/30/opinion/warren-sanders-free-college.html

NEW YORK POST
— Beto O’Rourke visits turned away asylum seekers in Mexico – AP (DIERSEN: When will candidates for federal offices meet with former federal employees who the federal government got rid of because they were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran and did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40, that is, former federal employees who were gotten rid of because of Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination?)
https://nypost.com/2019/06/30/beto-orourke-visits-turned-away-asylum-seekers-in-mexico/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/despite-high-costs-more-women-are-interested-in-single-motherhood-11561800601

BLOOMBERG
— High Tax States Are Practicing Financial Destruction SALT has been characterized as soaking the rich, but it soaks a lot of other people, too.- Jared Dillian (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-06-26/high-tax-states-are-practicing-financial-depredation

FORBES
— The Wayfair Walkout: Don’t Scapegoat The Immigrant Who Created 12,000 Jobs – Semyon Dukach 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/semyondukach/2019/06/30/the-wayfair-walkout-dont-scapegoat-the-immigrant-who-created-12000-jobs/#235989b03386

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-06-30/world-pride-parade-preempted-by-anti-corporate-dissidents

WINDY CITY TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats promote LGBTQ activity. 
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pritzker-signs-order-that-protects-trans-students/66469.html

June 27 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker should establish an Office of GSGBO (Get Stoned or Get the Bleep Out) to make a few bucks off those fleeing the state – John Kass (DIERSEN: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Because Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, and other anti-Republicans ever-increasingly promote pot and promote gambling in Illinois, ever-increasingly, more and more and more of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and in Illinois will harm themselves with pot and harm themselves with gambling. Ever-increasingly, that will harm you and harm everyone around you.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-illinois-get-stoned-or-get-out-kass-20190627-cjnphtsnlfesfboe2mqd2ltooi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Our politicians are doing what they can, trying to stupify us with pot smoking and sports betting, and they’ll probably legalize prostitution next, so the rest of the state will be like Springfield, but here’s the question: How can Illinois take advantage of the Illinois Exodus and monetize outmigration from Madiganistan?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who promote LGBTQ activity use Lightfoot to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pride-parade-grand-marshal-coming-out-20190626-3amowr6gh5e7zdn67uuc2kbuka-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use “migrant children” to demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-border-camps-migrant-children-how-to-help-huppke-20190626-xl4ucpnqbnaolpf63k34dekoti-story.html

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Supreme Court blocks citizenship question on 2020 census for now  The decision will affect Chicago printer R.R. Donnelley, which has a plum assignment to print the U.S. census.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/supreme-court-blocks-citizenship-question-2020-census-now
— High-tax states practice financial destruction In December 2017, after the tax cut law passed Congress, I predicted the cap on so-called SALT deductions would result in a population migration so large, it could result in profound economic and social changes. Now, it’s happening. – JAREN DILLIAN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/high-tax-states-practice-financial-destruction

DAILY HERALD
— Speaking honestly to heart and brain about immigration – Jim Slusher (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190627/speaking-honestly-to-heart-and-brain-about-immigration
— Recent surveys agree that more than one-third of all college students suffer at times from bouts of food insecurity. The rate is far higher for students with an extra risk factor: belonging to a racial minority, having a single parent or being the first in their family to attend college, for example. . .A recent study by the Government Accountability Office says only 29% of those now in college are “traditional students,” who enroll right out of high school and depend on their parents for support. The rest, especially in community colleges, can be older, and financially fragile — often with children of their own. – Cokie Roberts and Steven V. Roberts
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190627/no-more-poverty-naps
— FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURES: DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ activity promoters crow about their success in getting religion to promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190627/you-can-come-and-just-be-yourself-alternative-catholic-church-hosting-pride-mass

NBC5
— Illinois Governor Flies in Private Jets, Doesn’t Charge Taxpayers Pritzker used personal and campaign funds for travel – Carol Marin and Don Moseley (DIERSEN: To get rid of me, in 1974, my Democrat IRS superiors disallowed my $5/day partial-day per diem claims. (SEE: https://www.gao.gov/products/463866) They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I should not have filed the claims because I was so wealthy. They stressed that my salary was $68,897/year in today’s dollars, that I was paying tuition for graduate business courses at Loyola, that I had bought a new town home in University Park in 1972, that I had bought a new Corvette in 1971, that I had graduated from NIU debt-free in 1970, that I had bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968, that I had bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967, and that I had bought a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in 1966.) 
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Illinois-Governor-Flies-in-Private-Jets-Doesnt-Charge-Taxpayers-511803572.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Despite legalization, public marijuana use remains prohibited Employers can still enforce drug-free workplaces – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/06/26/despite-legalization-public-marijuana-use-remains-prohibited/ao4gupl/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— UI professor who sued over gender-based wage discrimination gets back pay, raise – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/ui-professor-who-sued-over-gender-based-wage-discrimination-gets/article_d14ebb61-2a83-5087-bf02-c7acac0626df.html

WBBM 780
— State Lawmaker LaShawn Ford Stresses: Recreational Weed Not Legal Until Jan. 1
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/state-lawmaker-stresses-recreational-weed-not-legal-until-jan-1

WGN RADIO
— General John Borling: “I’m endlessly optimistic because I believe in the resiliency of the American people” – MICHAEL HEIDEMANN
https://wgnradio.com/2019/06/26/general-john-borling-im-endlessly-optimistic-because-i-believe-in-the-resiliency-of-the-american-people/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Secondhand smoke dangers from legalized marijuana – Nikki McGee (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, no one should be anywhere near anyone who is smoking pot.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/secondhand-smoke-dangers-from-legalized-marijuana

POLITICO ILLINOIS
— A GOFUNDME ACCOUNT HAS BEEN SET UP for the waitress who allegedly spit in the face of Eric Trump. – SHIA KAPOS and ADRIENNE HURST 
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2019/06/27/another-raid-by-the-feds-spitting-and-civility-marijuana-moms-serve-brownies-451302

STATE OF ILLINOIS
— Impaired driving has ‘Life or Death’ consequences (DIERSEN: To legalize pot is to encourage impaired driving.)
https://www2.illinois.gov/Pages/news-item.aspx?ReleaseID=20246

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois State Rep. Guzzardi wants you to pay for his Brown University bills – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner (DIERSEN: Where did the money come from to pay for your college expenses? The money to pay for my job-related bachelor’s degree, my three job-related master’s degrees, my six job-related professional certifications, and a job-related professional license came from what I earned a) washing dishes 1964-1966; b) cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; c) delivering mail 1966-1969; d) working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; e) selling tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; f) pumping gasoline 1971-1972; g) collecting delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and h) auditing federal agencies 1980-1997.)
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-state-rep-guzzardi-wants-you-to-pay-for-his-brown-university-bills/

CAPITOL FAX
— SCOTUS: Courts have no role in regulating partisan gerrymandering
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/27/scotus-courts-have-no-role-in-regulating-partisan-gerrymandering/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Decriminalizing illegal immigration drives Democratic debate – Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/26/decriminalizing-illegal-immigration-drives-democra/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Give Julián Castro credit for pressing 2020 Democrats to admit they want open borders
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/give-julian-castro-credit-for-pressing-2020-democrats-to-admit-they-want-open-borders

TOWNHALL
— Reparations: How Not to Foster Racial Harmony – Larry Elder (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://townhall.com/columnists/larryelder/2019/06/27/reparations-how-not-to-foster-racial-harmony-n2549046

BREITBART
— 2020 Democrats Go All In on Amnesty for DACA Illegal Aliens: Must ‘Make Them U.S. Citizens’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: Democrats shout at DACA illegal aliens, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazi, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/06/26/2020-democrats-go-all-in-on-amnesty-for-daca-illegal-aliens-must-make-them-u-s-citizens/

AMERICAN THINKER
— We must warn illegal aliens – Sam Younnokis (DIERSEN: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/we_must_warn_illegal_aliens.html
— The Truth about Reparations – Jonathan F. Keiler (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/06/the_truth_about_reparations.html

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE
— NOT JUST ELIZABETH WARREN, $300 MIL IN FED CONTACTS WENT TO FAKE CHEROKEE – Daniel Greenfield
https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/274148/not-just-elizabeth-warren-300-mil-fed-contacts-daniel-greenfield
— DANNY GLOVER DEMANDS REPARATIONS Is he a worse traitor than Jane Fonda? – Humberto Fontova (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274131/danny-glover-demands-reparations-humberto-fontova

DAILY CALLER
— Julian Castro Wows In First Debate As Dems Fight To Out Liberal Each Other – RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/27/julian-castro-wows-in-first-debate-as-dems-fight-to-out-liberal-each-other/
— Not One Dem Candidate Mentioned Joe Biden At Debates. Every Single Dem Trails Him In Polls – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/26/biden-debates-2020-dems/

NEWS BUSTERS
— MSNBC Debate Prep: How Will Dems Deal With Trump Base Craving ‘Cruelty?’ – Scott Whitlock (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters make it clear that they want to get rid of Republicans once and for all.) 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/scott-whitlock/2019/06/26/msnbc-debate-prep-how-will-dems-deal-trump-base-craving-cruelty

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Democrats Working Hard for Blacks and Women, Really? – Amanda Alverez (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government worked very hard a) to hire, retain, and promote young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to make way for them by getting rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/06/democrats-working-hard-for-blacks-and-women-really/

CBN NEWS
— Blaze TV Host’s Video Banned from Facebook: His Call to Pray for President Trump Labeled as ‘Hate Speech’ – Steve Warren
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/entertainment/2019/june/blaze-tv-hosts-video-banned-from-facebook-after-issuing-call-to-pray-for-president-trump-nbsp-nbsp-nbsp

EPOCH TIMES
— As Pot Goes Mainstream, Dark Side of Legalization Emerges – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/as-pot-goes-mainstream-dark-side-of-legalization-emerges_2980087.html

THE HILL
— Senate Democrats wish talk on reparations would go away – ALEXANDER BOLTON (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/450549-senate-democrats-wish-talk-on-reparations-would-go-away

CNN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Supreme Court blocks 2020 census citizenship question – Ariane de Vogue
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/27/politics/census-supreme-court/index.html
— Fact-checking the first night of the first Democratic presidential debate
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/26/politics/democratic-debate-fact-check-night-1/index.html

ABC NEWS
— Democratic debate night: Fact checking the candidates on the issues
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democratic-debate-night-fact-checking-candidates-issues/story?id=63970581

CBS NEWS
— Democratic candidates spar in first night of primary debates – GRACE SEGERS, STEFAN BECKET, CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/democratic-debates-2019-06-26-watch-dnc-debate-coverage-live-updates-today/

NEW YORK TIMES
— What Is Gerrymandering? And Why Did the Supreme Court Rule on It? – Michael Wines
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/what-is-gerrymandering.html
— 7 Takeaways from the First Democratic Debate – Reid J. Epstein, Sydney Ember, Shane Goldmacher and Katie Glueck
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/26/us/politics/2020-democratic-debate-tonight.html
— Boston Approves Application for Straight Pride Parade – Liam Stack
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/26/us/straight-pride-parade-boston.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to kill the federal law that criminalizes unlawful entry into the United States.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/27/julian-castro-beto-orourke-section-immigration-illegal-coleman-livingstone-blease/
— Winners and losers from the Democratic presidential debate’s first night – Aaron Blake
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/06/27/winners-losers-democratic-presidential-debates-first-night/
— Democratic debate: First night includes passion on immigration, talk of how liberal the party is – Sean Sullivan, David A. Fahrenthold and
Annie Linskey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-debate-2019/2019/06/25/af9fd37e-96af-11e9-8d0a-5edd7e2025b1_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million – ADAM ELMAHREK and PAUL PRINGLE
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-na-cherokee-minority-contracts-20190626-story.html

USA TODAY
— Democrats obstruct President Trump’s efforts to secure the border – Andy Biggs
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/06/26/arizona-congressman-democrats-obstruct-trump-border-policies-editorials-debates/1577471001/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: FRONT PAGE WITH COLOR PICTURE: Trump-haters allege widespread mistreatment of sick, hungry migrant children.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/26/border-patrol-hungry-migrant-children-texas-clint-trump-republicans-mexico-parents/1568151001/
— Democratic debates 2019: Apple News enters presidential race with candidate guides – Edward Baig
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2019/06/26/apple-news-2020-democratic-candidate-guides/1552177001/
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PICTURE AND GRAPHIC: The young are regarded as the most tolerant generation. That’s why results of this LGBTQ survey are ‘alarming’ – Susan Miller (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/24/lgbtq-acceptance-millennials-decline-glaad-survey/1503758001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democratic Debate Bares Divisions on Health Care, Unity Against Trump In first of two debates among 20 presidential candidates, contenders vow major changes in policies on economy, health care, immigration – Ken Thomas, Joshua Jamerson and Chad Day
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-look-to-separate-from-2020-pack-in-first-debates-11561574000
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally bring children to America illegally use those children to sue Trump. Needless-to-say, Trump should counter sue them for many trillions of dollars in damages.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/lawsuit-alleges-government-mistreatment-of-migrant-children-11561608969
— Facebook Knows a Lot About You. So Does Your Internet Provider. Broadband operators mine customers’ web-use data; AT&T uses its findings to help sell targeted ads – Sarah Krouse and Patience Haggin (DIERSEN: Of course, if Facebook and/or your internet service provider disapprove of you, they can and will use what they know about you to destroy you. That motivates everyone a) to glorify, praise, and pander to Facebook and to their internet service provider and b) to serve as operatives or as dupes for Facebook and their internet service provider.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-a-lot-about-you-so-does-your-internet-provider-11561627803
— An Open Letter to Patriotic Billionaires Raise our taxes, they plead. So why not start writing checks today? – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-open-letter-to-patriotic-billionaires-11561590264
— Who Pays for Student-Debt Forgiveness? Taxpayers who didn’t go to college, didn’t take on debt, or paid it off already. – Michael Solon (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who pays the price of Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, political affiliation discrimination, and/or age discrimination? ANSWER: Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-pays-for-student-debt-forgiveness-11561589227

MARKET WATCH
— The math on reparations: total cost of $51 trillion and a tripling of the national debt – Brett Arends (DIERSEN: Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion are reparations.) 
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-math-on-reparations-total-cost-of-51-trillion-and-a-tripling-of-the-national-debt-2019-06-27

VAULT
— 7 Things You Need to Do to Be Well Liked at Work – AnnaMarie Houlis (DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, those who were members of Group A liked those who got rid of those who were members of group B. Members of Group A were 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 and members of Group B were Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.vault.com/blogs/workplace-issues/how-to-be-well-liked-at-work

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 708 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton – $665,000 
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/708-S-Wheaton-Ave-Wheaton-IL-60189/2107069801_zpid/
— FOR SALE: 204 West Elm Street, Wheaton – $499,900
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/204-W-Elm-St-Wheaton-IL-60189/4448423_zpid/

June 14 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana use a bad idea in Illinois
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-speak-out-st-0616-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says no summer vacations for Chicago police brass, but one leader still took a trip – Gregory Pratt and Jeremy Gorner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-no-police-brass-summer-vacations-20190614-story.html
— Marijuana dispensary rolls out its own credit card as weed industry works to go beyond cash-only sales – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-credit-card-20190614-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot faces limited options to fill deep city budget hole – John Byrne and Rick Pearson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-lori-lightfoot-springfield-revenue-20190613-story.html
— SALT and the ‘Pritzker Tax’: One more reason for Illinois taxpayers to rebel – Editorial (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-taxes-treasury-illinois-pritzker-20190616-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lori Lightfoot going on Stephen Colbert show, speaking at Democratic LGBTQ fundraiser In New York trip, mayor will debut on Colbert, mine the high-roller gay Democratic community and meet with former and present Mayors Bloomberg and de Blasio. – Fran Spielman and Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/6/14/18679120/lori-lightfoot-stephen-colbert-lgbtq-fundraising-new-york
— Take a stand for vigilance and untainted elections No one should try to gain political advantage by looking the other way when hostile powers try to undermine American independence by tilting our electoral playing field. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/14/18679382/trump-russians-election-integrity-politics
— Illinois is far from competitive with states that poach our college students In 2002, about 23 percent of high school students chose out-of-state colleges. By 2017, that was up to almost 50 percent. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/6/14/18679522/illinois-higher-education-budget-universities

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage County mayors pleased by what just came out of Springfield – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190614/dupage-county-mayors-pleased-by-what-just-came-out-of-springfield

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Who’s really in charge in Springfield? This giveaway to teachers unions is the strongest sign yet that the Democrats who control both houses of the General Assembly as well as the Governor’s Mansion work for them and no one else. – Editorial
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/whos-really-charge-springfield
— Here’s what Pritzker offered the state’s biggest union The details of a proposed eight-year contract with AFSCME finally leaked, and critics are charging that the Illinois governor gave his union allies too good of a deal. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/heres-what-pritzker-offered-states-biggest-union

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— No, Aaron Schock is not running for Congress right now – Chris Kaergard 
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190614/no-aaron-schock-is-not-running-for-congress-right-now

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Legislators made statements about issues ahead of session. Did they follow through? – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article231262058.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— First Santa, Now Drag Queens: Macy’s Celebrates “Pride” Month – Wendy Wilson 
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/first-santa-now-drag-queens-macys-celebrates-pride-month/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER SOUTH SUBURBAN VILLAGE PRESIDENT ADMITS EMBEZZLING FUNDS TO GAMBLE AT JOLIET CASINOS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/former-south-suburban-village-president-admits-embezzling-funds-to-gamble-at-joliet-casinos.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Oberweis praises sponsors for making tax hike “happen,” then blasts opponent who voted for it
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/14/congressional-candidate-praises-tax-hike-sponsors-for-their-work-blasts-opponent-who-voted-for-it/

GOPUSA
— 12 white male cops sue San Francisco for discrimination
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=71025

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Rep. Adam Kinzinger blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: ‘They’re lashing out, no doubt’ – Bailey Vogt 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/14/adam-kinzinger-blames-iran-for-oil-tanker-attacks-/
— Feds to warn immigrants about welfare use USCIS chief says sponsors will pay back ‘every dollar’ immigrants use – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: What percent of illegals need/want welfare – 98%, 99%, 100%?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/14/feds-warn-immigrants-about-welfare-use/

DAILY CALLER
— SCOTUS FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES PROMPT CRITICISM OVER TRIPS, STOCK HOLDINGS – Kevin Daley 
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/14/supreme-court-financial-disclosure/
— EMPLOYEES TURN THEIR BACKS ON AG SECRETARY IN SILENT PROTEST – Shelby Talcott
https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/14/sonny-perdue-silent-protest-kansas-city/

BLAZE
— Florida GOP governor signs law banning sanctuary cities He said that this bill was in the interest of ‘public safety’ – Mike Ciandella
https://www.theblaze.com/news/florida-gop-governor-signs-law-banning-sanctuary-cities

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Will Trump Voters Run Out of Patience on Immigration?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/06/14/will-trump-voters-run-out-patience-on-immigration/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Steadfast Trump Fan, Never Wavered – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/business/media/sarah-sanders-trump.html
— The Case for Gay Reparation Other countries are taking steps to atone for their shameful past treatment of L.G.B.T. people. The United States should too. – Omar G. Encarnación
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/opinion/gay-reparation-stonewall.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US – AP (DIERSEN: While all my ancestors immigrated before the Civil War, they always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ap-explains-juneteenth-celebrates-end-of-slavery-in-the-us/2019/06/14/c7342f4a-8ed9-11e9-b6f4-033356502dce_story.html
— Democratic contenders bash Fox News on Fox News – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/democratic-contenders-bash-fox-news-on-fox-news/2019/06/14/1c12dc44-8ee6-11e9-b6f4-033356502dce_story.html

June 5 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— Why Mexico must act
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

ABC7
— Governor Pritzker signs Illinois budget, graduated income tax bills into law – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pritzker-signs-illinois-budget-graduated-income-tax-bills-into-law/5333204/

NBC5
— Pritzker Signs State Budget, Graduated Income Tax Plan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/pritzker-signs-state-budget-graduated-income-tax-plan-510865441.html

CBS2
— Pritzker Makes Good On Getting A Graduated Income Tax On The 2020 Ballot – Derrick Blakley
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/05/pritzker-makes-good-on-getting-a-graduated-income-tax-on-the-2020-ballot/
— Pritzker Signs Illinois Budget, Income Tax Measure – AP
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/06/05/pritzker-to-sign-illinois-budget/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pritzker signs state budget, including lawmaker pay raise – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/pritzker-to-sign-state-budget-including-lawmaker-pay-raise-1
— Trump supporter pops massive balloon depicting POTUS as baby at UK protests
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-supporter-pops-massive-balloon-depicting-potus-as-baby-at-uk-protests

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Top Trump donors hitting Chicago; Cubs game on agenda Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts leads the fundraising drive to re-elect President Donald Trump. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/6/5/18654666/president-donald-trump-donors-hit-chicago-white-house-chief-staff-mulvaney-cubs-agenda
— Pritzker signs budget, income tax rates bill for his ‘fair tax’ plan — touts ‘new era of fiscal stability’ Pritzker signed the income tax measure, as well as three budget bills — the operating budget, the revenue for the spending and a budget implementation measure. And part of that spending plan includes a controversial measure: a cost-of-living $1,600 pay bump for lawmakers. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/5/18654114/pritzker-signs-budget-income-tax-rates-bill-fair-tax-graduated-fiscal-stability
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump tariffs on Mexico threaten Illinois prosperity.” Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters side with foreign countries against America.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/5/18653912/mexico-tariffs-illinois-imports-trade-war-editorial
— It doesn’t take quantum physics to understand Pritzker’s ‘Rebuild Illinois’ program, but just in case … I’m told state representatives were instructed to designate $2.5 million-$3 million worth of projects for their districts, while senators were allotted $5 million-$6 million, not to suggest everyone was treated equally. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/6/5/18654619/capital-bill-pork-barrel-quantum-physics-pritzkers-rebuild-illinois-program-madigan
— Boston group sparks outrage with plans to host ‘Straight Pride’ parade June is Pride Month, historically a time to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history. – USA TODAY
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/5/18654064/straight-pride-parade-boston-june

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $40 billion state budget into law. Here’s a look at what your tax dollars are buying.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-cb-illinois-budget-20190605-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs $40 billion state budget passed with bipartisan support – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-illinois-budget-pritzker-signed-law-20190605-story.html
— During pro-immigrant speech, Mayor Lori Lightfoot criticizes ICE, President Trump – Gregory Pratt (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage immigrants, and everyone else, to hate Republicans.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-lori-lightfoot-trump-ice-20190604-story.html
— Fact check: Trump said protests over his UK visit were ‘very, very small’ as thousands demonstrated nearby – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-fact-check-trump-london-protests-20190604-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Midwestern farmers and other victims of Trump’s tariffs.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-tariffs-mexico-midwest-usmca-20190606-story.html
— Illinois residents can expect to pay higher taxes when shopping Amazon and Etsy next year. Here’s why. – Ally Marotti
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-online-shopping-tax-illinois-20190605-story.html
— Look out, here comes the Straight Pride Parade! – Alexandra Petri
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-perspec-straight-pride-parade-satire-petri-20190605-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Car fee, tax would wipe out graduated tax plan’s savings for many in Illinois – Jake Griffin (DIERSEN: While I own seven vehicles, I drive them very little because I spend 10+ hours each and every day putting GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails together and sending them out. Only one of the seven is over 25 years old. Six times $50 is $300.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190605/car-fee-tax-would-wipe-out-graduated-tax-plans-savings-for-many-in-illinois
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The average Illinois car owner would pay an extra $50 a year to register it and about $95 more annually to gas it up. The motor fuel tax hike would go into effect July 1, but the registration fee increase wouldn’t happen until the first of the year. Money generated by the increases would pay for road construction and other public works projects throughout the state, which Pritzker and other backers say are long overdue and will create jobs. The fees also include a 6% daily and 9% monthly tax on parking in garages and lots, a $1 increase in the per-pack cigarette tax to $2.98 and changes in the tax structure for online purchases.)
— Billionaire acquires former McDonald’s campus in Oak Brook – Richard Klicki
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190605/billionaire-acquires-former-mcdonalds-campus-in-oak-brook
— No state funds for Longmeadow Parkway leaves Lauzen fuming – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190605/no-state-funds-for-longmeadow-parkway-leaves-lauzen-fuming
— VERY SAD: Aurora celebrating second annual Pride Parade – Ann Piccininni 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190605/aurora-celebrating-second-annual-pride-parade
— West Chicago’s Railroad Days Parade moved up – Rosemary Mackey
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190604/w-chicagos-railroad-days-parade-moved-up

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former McDonald’s HQ sold to California hair-care mogul The billionaire co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair-care brand has purchased the 80-acre site in Oak Brook, potentially setting it up for redevelopment. – DANNY ECKER 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/former-mcdonalds-hq-sold-california-hair-care-mogul

WTTW
— Illinois Has a New State Budget. Will It Help Fix Fiscal Woes? – Amanda Vinicky and Nicole Cardos 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/06/05/illinois-has-new-state-budget-will-it-help-fix-fiscal-woes

NORTHWEST HERALD
— State Sen. Jim Oberweis announces Crystal Lake campaign office grand opening Oberweis plans to run for Lauren Underwood’s congressional seat – BRITTANY KEEPERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/06/05/state-sen-jim-oberweis-announces-crystal-lake-campaign-office-grand-opening/amgmfrg/

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— How LGBT business owners boost chances to win big business contracts – Joyce M. Rosenberg
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/How-LGBT-owners-boost-chances-to-win-big-business-13938839.php

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— At Least One Newspaper Figures Out Democrats’ Tax Hikes Will Exceed Any (Temporary) Income Tax Savings from Dems’ Graduated Income Tax Amendment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/05/at-least-one-newspaper-figures-out-democrats-tax-hikes-will-exceed-any-temporary-income-tax-savings-from-dems-graduated-income-tax-amendment/ 
— General Assembly Adds to Unfunded Teacher Pensions at Teacher’s Union Request
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/06/04/128164/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Sen. Warren praises Illinois’ abortion legislation – Glenn Minnis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/512606877-sen-warren-praises-illinois-abortion-legislation

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Chris Kachiroubas spoke very highly of Frank Napolitano at his outstanding fundraiser Thursday evening, May 30, 2019, at Aurelio’s Ristorante in Winfield. The 40 attendees included Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and David Olsen. Event sponsors included Greg Boltz, Kirk Dillard, Jay Fisher, Jim Oberweis, Evelyn Sanguinetti, and Judge Ann Celine Walsh. – Dave Diersen 
http://www.gopillinois.com

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IVES: AN UNDEMOCRATIC, UNBALANCED STATE BUDGET PASSED BY “THIEVES IN THE NIGHT”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/an-undemocratic-unbalanced-budget-passes-in-illinois-and-no-one-knows-the-details.html
— IL DEMS UNDERWOOD, CASTEN AND BUSTOS VOTE TO PROVIDE AMNESTY FOR GANG MEMBERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/il-dems-underwood-casten-and-bustos-vote-to-provide-amnesty-to-gang-members.html
— THORNER/HULDAH: IT’S TRUE: THE BIBLE IS OUR CONSTITUTION’S FOUNDATION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/06/thornerhuldah-the-biblical-foundation-of-our-constitution.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin says graduated tax will allow Dems to “pickpocket more money from Illinois families and businesses”
https://capitolfax.com/2019/06/05/durkin-says-graduated-tax-will-allow-dems-to-pickpocket-more-money-from-illinois-families-and-businesses/

FOX NEWS
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth says Trump Vietnam deferment should have been for ‘yellow streak’ down his back – Louis Casiano (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me the most since 1966 for my getting four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/sen-tammy-duckworth-says-trump-vietnam-deferment-should-have-been-for-yellow-streak-down-his-back
— Americans consider ‘fake news’ a bigger problem than terrorism, climate change, illegal immigration: new survey – Liam Quinn (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all news and commentary is fake except for the news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/americans-fake-news-bigger-problem-terrorism-pew-survey

WASHINGTON TIMES
— The real cost of illegal immigration, and it’s not avocados Americans pay $200 billion annually in illegal immigration costs – Kelly Sadler
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jun/5/the-real-cost-of-illegal-immigration-and-its-not-a/

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Biden Flips, Supports Hyde Amendment Again – Nic Rowan
https://freebeacon.com/politics/biden-flips-supports-hyde-amendment-again/
— Conservatives: Amnesty Bill Fails to Address Crisis Lawmakers react to passage of ‘American Dream and Promise Act’ – Charles Fain Lehman
https://freebeacon.com/issues/conservatives-amnesty-bill-fails-to-address-crisis/

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Christian Case for Punishment – EVE TUSHNET (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents have their operatives and their dupes punish me. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.) 
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-christian-case-for-punishment/

BREITBART
— CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Predict Trump Will Win Second Term – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/06/05/cnn-poll-majority-of-americans-predict-trump-will-win-second-term/
— Graham on Tariffs: ‘Trump Is Not the Problem — Mexico Is the Problem’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/06/05/graham-on-tariffs-trump-is-not-the-problem-mexico-is-the-problem/
— Migrant Apprehensions at Border Hit 144K in May, Says CBP – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/06/05/migrant-apprehensions-at-border-hit-144k-in-may-says-cbp/
— Rap Sheet: 76 Acts of Violence and Harassment Against Conservatives on Campus – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/06/05/rap-sheet-76-acts-of-violence-and-harassment-against-conservatives-on-campus/

BLAZE
— David Horowitz reveals the left’s ‘Dark Agenda’ to destroy Christianity in America America’s heritage is under attack
https://www.theblaze.com/glenn-tv/david-horowitz-uncovers-the-lefts-dark-agenda-to-destroy-christianity-in-america

NEWS BUSTERS
— Furious Celebs Want Trump Impeached, Assaulted and Tortured to Death – Geoffrey Dickens 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2019/06/05/furious-celebs-want-trump-impeached-assaulted-and-tortured

NEWSMAX
— Kinzinger: Trump Tough Talk Returns US to Position of Strength – Sandy Fitzgerald
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/kinzinger/2019/06/05/id/919085/
— Trump: ‘Not Nearly Enough’ Progress in Talks With Mexico – 
https://www.newsmax.com/headline/trump-tariffs-mexican-imports/2019/06/05/id/919099/

TOWNHALL
— Democrats (Again) Side With Criminal Illegal Aliens in Amnesty Bill – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2019/06/05/the-democrats-daca-bill-is-full-of-loopholes-for-criminals-n2547479

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Mexico Is an Asylum Free-Rider – MARK KRIKORIAN
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/mexico-asylum-policy-hypocrisy/

HUFFINGTON POST
— Senator Tammy Duckworth Says Trump Has A ‘Yellow Streak Down His Back’ The military veteran called out the president for what he said to Piers Morgan about not serving in the Vietnam War. – David Moye (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me the most since 1966 for my getting four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tammy-duckworth-donald-trump-vietnam-war_n_5cf816c0e4b0e63eda94bb3d

CBS NEWS
— Trump says he “would’ve been honored” to serve in Vietnam War (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me the most since 1966 for my getting four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-says-honored-serve-vietnam-war-us-military-medical-deferment-bone-spurs-piers-morgan/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mr. Trump’s medical deferment from the draft came up repeatedly during his campaign for the White House in 2015 and 2016, and has resurfaced as a talking point among his Democratic challengers ahead of the coming election in 2020. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg accused President Trump last month of using his “privileged status to fake a disability” to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. “This is somebody, who I think it is fairly obvious to most of us, took advantage of the fact that he was a child of multimillionaire in order to pretend to be disabled so that somebody could go to war in his place,” Buttigieg said of Mr. Trump. During the presidential campaign in July 2015, the Trump campaign said Mr. Trump had a “medical deferment for bone spurs on both heels of his feet.” The statement also said that Mr. Trump entered the military draft lottery and had received number 356 out of 365. “When the draft occurred, they never got near his number, and he was therefore exempt from serving in the military,” the Trump campaign said in a statement at the time. “Although he was not a fan of the Vietnam War, yet another disaster for our country, had his draft number been selected he would have proudly served and he is tremendously grateful to all those who did.” In a C-SPAN interview in October 2017, the late Sen. John McCain took a swipe at Mr. Trump over the deferment, saying it was “wrong” for him to have claimed to have bone spurs to avoid military service.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Says No Deal With Mexico Reached as Border Arrests Surge
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/us/politics/mexico-tariffs.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans promote anti-Americans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/opinion/tariffs-mexico-trade.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: White-haters crow about their success in getting rid of Whites.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/opinion/white-supremacy-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Arrests along Mexico border surged again in May, blowing past ‘breaking point’ – Nick Miroff
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/arrests-along-mexico-border-surged-again-in-may-blowing-past-breaking-point/2019/06/05/6d21585e-87a7-11e9-a491-25df61c78dc4_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump says bolstering military’s budget makes up for his draft deferment – Mark Moore (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have punished me the most since 1966 for my getting four student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971.)
https://nypost.com/2019/06/05/trump-says-bolstering-militarys-budget-makes-up-for-his-draft-deferment/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Venezuela, now a top source of U.S. asylum claims, poses a challenge for Trump – MOLLY O’TOOLE
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-venezuela-asylum-immigration-20190605-story.html

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Anti-Americans say “Mexico has tried to keep Trump happy and stop migrants, it hasn’t worked.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/05/trump-threatens-mexico-mexicans-struggle-stop-migrants/1328143001/

BLOOMBERG
— Democrats to Tackle SALT Cap Despite Optics of Helping the Rich – Laura Davison
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-05/democrats-look-to-put-salt-deduction-on-trial-this-summer

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters OK Tariffs to Push Mexico on Drugs, Illegal Immigration
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/mexico/voters_ok_tariffs_to_push_mexico_on_drugs_illegal_immigration

March 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Jussie Smollett update: ‘Empire’ actor indicted on 16 felony counts by grand jury
https://abc7chicago.com/jussie-smollett-indicted-on-16-felony-counts-by-grand-jury/5177586/
— Trump calls Democrats ‘anti-Israel’ and ‘anti-Jewish’ party after House vote on hate – JOHN PARKINSON
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-calls-democrats-anti-israel-and-anti-jewish-party-after-house-vote-on-hate/5174258/

 

NBC5
— Jussie Smollett Update: ‘Empire’ Actor Indicted on 16 Felony Counts of Disorderly Conduct Smollett was charged last month with one felony count of disorderly conduct in filing a false police report
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/jussie-smollett-update-actor-indicted-on-16-felony-counts-506895161.html

 

CBS2
— Jussie Smollett Case: Grand Jury Returns 16 Counts Against ‘Empire’ Actor
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/08/jussie-smollett-grand-jury-indictment/

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts stemming from reported attack in Chicago
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/crime/jussie-smollett-indicted-on-16-felony-counts-stemming-from-reported-attack-in-chicago

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan is easy to like, tough for GOP to fight – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/pritzker-progressive-income-tax-republicans-springfield/
— A tax for Illinois that, thankfully, puts the middle class first – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/illinois-progressive-graduated-income-tax-pritzker/
— How Willie Wilson changed his mind on LGBTQ people and endorsed Lori Lightfoot – Laura Washington (DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ activity, their operatives, and their dupes have always worked very hard against me. They are overjoyed that I am no longer the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member, a GAO employee, etc.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/willie-wilson-endorsement-lori-lightfoot-chicago-mayoral-runoff/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to break up Amazon, Facebook and Google – Tony Romm and Brian Fung
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-elizabeth-warren-break-up-big-tech-20190308-story.html
— Liberals want socialism, Ocasio-Cortez as queen. We’re taking your hamburgers too – Rex Huppke
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/huppke/ct-met-fox-news-socialism-ocasio-cortez-trump-huppke-20190308-story.html
— Judge approves legal fees in city’s losing battle over open records, bringing total to nearly $1.2 million; Tribune prevails – Todd Lighty
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-emanuel-email-costs-20190222-story.html
— Lose your FOID, give up your guns: Making a sound policy work – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-foid-revocations-guns-aurora-20190309-story.html
— IRS looks for ways to squelch New York, Connecticut SALT workarounds – Laura Davison
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-tns-bc-tax-salt-20190308-story.html
— Will anti-Semitism divide Democrats? It already has. – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/page/ct-perspec-page-anti-semitic-ilhan-omar-trump-friedman-king-0310-20190308-story.html
— House Democrats finding it hard to confront anti-Semitism – Jonah Goldberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/sns-201903071506–tms–jgoldbrgctnjg-bb20190308-20190308-column.html
— Mottl, Grasso pledge new development deals, sports facility if elected Burr Ridge mayor – Jesse Wright
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dbr-grasso-mottl-mayor-race-tl-0314-story.html
— House passes sweeping ethics and elections bill – Mike DeBonis and John Wagner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-house-ethics-elections-bill-20190308-story.html

 

DAILY HERALD
— Atheist to give invocation at DuPage board meeting – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190308/atheist-to-give-invocation-at-dupage-board-meeting

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How the proposed tax on Illinois millionaires compares to other states Gov. Pritzker’s plan brings a higher top rate for the state’s richest people. But do other states offer a better tax plan for the wealthy and their businesses? – BEN WINCK
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/how-proposed-tax-illinois-millionaires-compares-other-states
— The SALT cap isn’t going anywhere, right and left agree Efforts by pols from high-tax states, including Illinois, to undo the Trump-era cap on deductions for state and local taxes are likely futile. Here’s why. – Bloomberg (DIERSEN: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/salt-cap-isnt-going-anywhere-right-and-left-agree

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— International Women’s Day: How’s Illinois Doing On Gender Equality? – DANA VOLLMER
http://www.nprillinois.org/post/international-womens-day-hows-illinois-doing-gender-equality#stream/0

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: Illinois legislation would ban landlords from reporting tenants to immigration officials – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/illinois-legislation-would-ban-landlords-from-reporting-tenants-to-immigration/article_1f6a69c4-412b-11e9-8269-c7206b9a3ef8.html

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ILLINOISANS EXPRESS OVERWHELMING OPPOSITION TO HOUSE DEMS’ ABORTION BILLS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/abortion-bills-.html
— TRUSSELL: PAY ATTENTION TO CHICAGO’S BLACK CONSERVATIVES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/trussell-pay-attention-to-chicagos-black-conservatives.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? WITH PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP AT CPAC 2019
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/wheres-weyermuller-with-president-donald-j-trump-at-cpac-2019.html
— THORNER: HOW MUCH LONGER WILL SPEECH BE FREE IN AMERICA? (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-conservatives limit speech that promotes the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform. At local candidate forums, you hear few if any questions asked about the aforesaid.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/thorner-how-much-longer-will-speech-be-free-in-america.html
— BECKMAN: GLORIA STEINEM STOOPS TO GODWIN’S LAW, LOSES DEBATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/beckman.html
— POLICE IN CANADA ARE TRACKING PEOPLE’S ‘NEGATIVE’ BEHAVIOR IN A ‘RISK’ DATABASE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/police-in-canada-are-tracking-peoples-negative-behavior-in-a-risk-database.html
— GOVERNOR’S OFFICE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO REPEAL ILLINOIS’ FLAT INCOME TAX
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/governors-office-launches-campaign-to-repeal-illinois-flat-income-tax.html
— ILLINOIS SENATOR INTRODUCES HPV VACCINE MANDATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/03/hpv-vaccine-mandate-on-hold.html

 

NEWSMAX
— Leftward Chicago Looks Forward to Being Emmanuel-Free – Conrad Black
https://www.newsmax.com/conradblack/capone-cermak-daley-roosevelt/2019/03/08/id/906140/

 

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: House votes in favor of illegal immigrant voting – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/8/house-votes-favor-illegal-immigrant-voting/

 

GOPUSA
— Ilhan Omar’s final strike? Despite resolution, she’s still going… blasts Meghan McCain! – Bobby Eberle
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=66277
— David Clarke, former Milwaukee County sheriff, banned from Fox News (DIERSEN: I should write a book about all those individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that have constructively, if not actually, banned me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=66227

 

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC, TREASONOUS: House Passes Voting Rules Bill Derided as ‘Voter Fraud and Election Theft’ – Sean Moran
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/08/house-passes-voting-rights-bill-derided-voter-fraud-election-theft-bill-conservatives/
— U.S. Does Not Have a Labor Shortage; It Has a Wage Shortage – John Carney
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/03/07/carney-u-s-does-not-have-labor-shortage-has-wage-shortage/
— Mexico Deploys More Forces to Its Southern Border to Combat Crime amid Caravans – Robert Arce
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/03/08/mexico-deploys-more-forces-to-its-southern-border-to-combat-crime-amid-caravans/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Telling The Truth About Islam Always Gets You In Trouble With Democrats – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29827

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Yes, There’s a Crisis at the Border – RICH LOWRY
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/03/southern-border-crisis-central-american-migrants/
— The Aristocracy of Victimhood – JONAH GOLDBERG (DIERSEN: According to the Democrats, everyone is a victim of those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/the-aristocracy-of-victimhood/

 

ROLL CALL
— DCCC wastes no time launching positive ads on HR 1 passage Democrats view legislation as key campaign message even if it won’t pass the Senate – Simone Pathe
https://www.rollcall.com/news/campaigns/dccc-wastes-no-time-launching-positive-ads-on-h-r-1-passage

 

THE HILL
— Five things to know about Democrats’ sweeping election reform bill – MAX GREENWOOD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/433243-five-things-to-know-about-democrats-sweeping-election-reform-bill

 

CNN
— Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts – Bill Kirkos and Sheena Jones
https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/08/entertainment/jussie-smollett-indictment/index.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES
— Our Culture of Contempt The problem in America today is not incivility or intolerance. It’s something far worse. – Arthur C. Brooks (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have demonstrated the most incivility, intolerance, and/or contempt against me. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid. They disapprove of, if not hate my demographics.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/02/opinion/sunday/political-polarization.html
— Growing Up With Murder All Around Love and Death in Chicago – Alex Kotlowitz
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/04/books/review/alex-kotlowitz-american-summer.html

 

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett indicted on 16 felony counts related to allegation that he staged a hate-crime attack
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/style/wp/2019/03/08/empire-actor-jussie-smollett-indicted-on-16-felony-counts-related-to-allegation-that-he-staged-a-hate-crime-attack/

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Smollett Indicted by Grand Jury on 16 Counts for Filing False Report ‘Empire’ actor allegedly falsely reported he was a victim of a racist, antigay attack – Erin Ailworth
https://www.wsj.com/articles/smollett-indicted-by-grand-jury-on-16-counts-for-filing-false-report-11552087054
— House Passes Election Overhaul Package Legislation, opposed by Republicans and ACLU, is likely to languish in Senate – Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-is-set-to-pass-election-overhaul-package-11552054493

 

ACCOUNTING TODAY
— IRS keeps cutting back on audits of millionaires and big businesses – Michael Cohn
https://www.accountingtoday.com/news/irs-keeps-cutting-back-on-audits-of-millionaires-and-big-businesses

February 12 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Suburban towns join lawsuits against Sterigenics and urge Illinois attorney general to shut company down – Kimberly Fornek
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/burr-ridge/news/ct-dhd-sterigenics-towns-respond-tl-0214-story.html
— Kevin McCarthy blames midterm losses on GOP push to roll back health insurance protections – Mike DeBonis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-kevin-mccarthy-republicans-health-care-20190212-story.html
— Annual Economic Indicators Report Shows Strong Performance, Growth for DuPage County – Choose DuPage Economic Development Alliance
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/community/chi-ugc-article-annual-economic-indicators-report-shows-stron-2019-02-12-story.html
— President Trump criticizes bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown – Erica Werner, Sean Sullivan, Damian Paletta, John Wagner
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-budget-deal-shutdown-border-wall-20190212-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal but leaning toward it – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-border-deal-agreement-second-government-shutdown/
— I guess I’m a chump for thinking $148,000 is a pretty good buck – Phil Kadner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/j-b-pritzker-government-salaries-billinaires-phil-kadner/
— Abortion rights supporters move to rid state law of ‘all the really bad stuff’ – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/abortion-rights-supporters-partial-birth-parental-consent-repeal-aclu/
— National debt hits new milestone, topping $22 trillion – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/united-states-national-debt-hits-new-milestone-22-trillion-dollars/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage leaders outline what they want from Springfield – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/dupage-leaders-outline-what-they-want-from-springfield
— Video gambling in Des Plaines? Where the candidates stand – Chacour Koop
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/video-gambling-in-des-plaines-where-the-candidates-stand
— Lake County dissolves inactive government body: the Seavey Drainage District – Mick Zawislak
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/lake-county-dissolves-inactive-government-body-the-seavey-drainage-district
— Lake County expands vendor disclosure rules to include campaign donations – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/lake-county-expands-vendor-disclosure-rules-to-include-campaign-donations
— Schaumburg mayoral candidates debate video gambling ban – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190212/how-schaumburg-mayoral-candidates-differ-on-video-gambling-ban

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTINGLY, TRAGICALLY, EVER-INCREASINGLY, POT PUSHERS PUSH POT.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/joe-cahill-business/set-pot-market-free

 

NBC5
— McConnell Wields Green New Deal as Bludgeon Against Dems The upcoming vote — which has not yet been scheduled — will “give everybody an opportunity to go on record,” McConnell said – Matthew Daly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/McConnell-Wields-Green-New-Deal-Vote-in-Senate-505734731.html

 

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— $15 minimum wage no windfall for Illinois workers – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/analysis-15-minimum-wage-no-windfall-for-illinois-workers-2

 

WTTW
— A Window Into Pritzker’s Plans for Illinois – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2019/02/12/window-pritzker-s-plans-illinois

 

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTINGLY, TRAGICALLY, EVER-INCREASINGLY, POT PUSHERS PUSH POT.
http://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/2019-02-12/jim-dey-recreational-pot-proponents-riding-wave-support.html

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Four Democratic lawmakers propose expanding reproductive rights – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20190212/four-democratic-lawmakers-propose-expanding-reproductive-rights

 

BUREAU COUNTY NEWS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lawmakers soon to turn attention to marijuana First bill proposed to legalize pot seen as ‘more in line with how we treat alcohol’
https://www.bcrnews.com/2019/02/12/lawmakers-soon-to-turn-attention-to-marijuana/awnapvh/

 

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump says having a dog would feel ‘a little phony’ to him – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-says-having-a-dog-would-feel-a-little-phony-to-him

 

CHAMBANA SUN
— GOP Rep. Caulkins urges parties to ‘come together for the common good’ before it’s too late – Glenn Minnis
https://chambanasun.com/stories/511770549-gop-rep-caulkins-urges-parties-to-come-together-for-the-common-good-before-it-s-too-late

 

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Moody’s warns that Pritzker’s progressive income tax could accelerate flight from Illinois – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511770565-moody-s-warns-that-pritzker-s-progressive-income-tax-could-accelerate-flight-from-illinois
— McGlasson warns ‘there will be little left after 2020’ if GOP doesn’t shape up – Karen Kidd
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511771014-mcglasson-warns-there-will-be-little-left-after-2020-if-gop-doesn-t-shape-up
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party faces a grim future if significant changes aren’t made soon, according to the committeeman who this past weekend asked state GOP Chairman Tim Schneider to resign. “The Republican voters own the party and the party should be listening to the voters,” Illinois Republican Party 16th Congressional District Rep. John McGlasson told Prairie State Wire during a recent email interview. “If the party continues as it is, there will be little left after 2020.” In his letter read into the record during the Republican State Central Committee’s meeting over the weekend in which McGlasson called for Schneider to resign, he also described what the GOP should be looking for in its next chairman. “Someone able to fulfill the mission of serving the county, township and ward organizations with logistics and training,” McGlasson said in the letter. “To bring the technology of the party up to date and arrange for on-site training to the organizations.” McGlasson’s letter and interview come less than a year after now former Gov. Bruce Rauner allegedly tried to purge him and other Conservatives in the Illinois GOP’s central committee. Last April, McGlasson was re-elected 16th Congressional District State Central Committeeman. Schneider removed McGlasson from the State Central Committee’s executive committee over McGlasson’s support of now former State Rep. Jeanne Ives’ failed primary race against then incumbent Governor Rauner. Despite the consequences he suffered for supporting Ives, McGlasson said he isn’t concerned about any retribution over his call for Schneider to resign. “There is little that they can do to me,” he said. “They already tried to win my seat without success. Being involved in the Illinois Republican Party has been personally expensive and I have never earned a dime from it. Unfortunately, the leaders will consider this a victory and will continue to ignore social conservatives.”)

 

BREITBART
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Beto O’Rourke Speaks Spanish in El Paso as Supporters Wave Mexican Flags – Kyle Morris
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/11/beto-orourke-speaks-spanish-supporters-mexican-flags/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Beto Supporters Use Bat to Beat Hanging Trump Effigy – Bob Price
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/02/12/video-beto-supporters-use-bat-to-beat-hanging-trump-effigy/

— Donald Trump Not Happy with Bipartisan Border Security Deal – Charlie Spierling
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/12/donald-trump-not-supporting-bipartisan-border-security-deal-yet/
— Hannity Warns Republicans Against Supporting $1.3 Billion ‘Garbage Compromise’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/02/11/hannity-warns-republicans-against-supporting-1-3-billion-garbage-compromise/

 

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— The Democrats’ Real Motivation For Opposing The Wall – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/29665

 

DAILY CALLER
— DATA SHOWS ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE IN FACT MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT CRIME – Spencer Raley (DIERSEN: To be in America illegally shows that you disrespect the rule of law, that you disrespect America, and that you disrespect America’s citizens.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/12/raley-illegal-crime/

 

AMERICAN THINKER
— Affirmative action ruined Iran’s education system, too – Majid Mohammadi
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/affirmative_action_ruined_irans_education_system_too.html

 

NEW AMERICA
— An Ill Wind of Corruption Blows in Windy City – James Murphy
https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/31470-an-ill-wind-of-corruption-blows-in-windy-city

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— ‘Finish the wall’? Facing failure, Trump tries rebranding – ELI STOKOLS and MOLLY O’TOOLE
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-wall-shift-20190212-story.html

 

BLOOMBERG
— Trump Offers No Assurances After Cuomo Meeting on SALT Deduction – Laura Davison, Lynnley Browning, and Alyza Sebenius
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-12/trump-offers-no-assurances-after-cuomo-meeting-on-salt-deduction