February 22 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 15 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 13 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 12 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Australia report says make Google and Facebook pay for news – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents a) who paint themselves as being religious, conservative, and/or Republican, b) who write and/or publish articles, but c) who do not want me to include links to those articles in my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I would focus on those who promote dependency on government, dependency on charity, BLM, LGBTQ, abortion, mass/illegal immigration, booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, abolition of the First and Second Amendments, patronage, political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.startribune.com/australia-report-says-make-google-and-facebook-pay-for-news/600022192/

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

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

NEW REPUBLIC
— Can There Ever Be a Working-Class Republican Party? The party of the country club tries to embrace a new egalitarian economic agenda. – Christopher Caldwell
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents despise/hate the working class. They stress that I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997. They hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they would never stoop to take such jobs and b) that holding such jobs proves that you are an abject loser/failure.)
https://newrepublic.com/article/161113/republican-working-class-agenda-hawley-rubio

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

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

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

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

February 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dems call Trump ‘inciter in chief’ of Capitol attack – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dems-call-trump-inciter-in-chief-of-capitol-attack-live/10325471/
— Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey
https://abc7chicago.com/bruce-springsteen-faces-drunken-driving-charge-in-nj/10326279/
— Twitter CFO says Trump’s ban is permanent, even if he runs for office again – Brian Fung
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will other hate-filled Trump-hating utilities cut off Trump’s cable TV, internet service, phone service, water, electricity, natural gas, sanitary sewer, trash pickup, etc.?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-twitter-ban-is-permanent-even-if-he-runs-for-office-again/10327473/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois House sets rules for the post-Madigan era, but Republicans say changes are merely tweaks – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinios-house-rules-20210210-wc2njj5hgzb7vgvpgt7peegxei-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Capitol rioters had to know that they were harming Trump, harming all those who voted for Trump, harming all conservatives, harming all Republicans, harming the Republican Party, harming America, harming respect for the rule of law, harming etc.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-republicans-leaving-party-20210210-jdjsyvvajzc4pkzskemzpgq5uy-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump can’t take refuge in the First Amendment.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-impeachment-first-amendment-chapman-20210210-bvgdjaafn5duvhimwspku32cby-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Why Gary Rabine thinks he can reach across the aisle if elected governor – Cassie Buchman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210210/why-gary-rabine-thinks-he-can-reach-across-the-aisle-if-elected-governor
— Vexed by ‘too little’ supply, DuPage opening vaccine clinic at the county fairgrounds Wednesday – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210209/vexed-by-too-little-supply-dupage-opening-vaccine-clinic-at-the-county-fairgrounds-wednesday

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— The worst budget in American history – Stephen Moore
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/stephen-moore-the-worst-budget-in-american-history/article_8a5d7746-6a5d-11eb-a59b-a391e0bd8a3a.html

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.peoriapublicradio.org/post/kinzinger-pushes-trump-conviction-amid-gop-backlash#stream/0

WJBC
— Rep. Davis says impeachment trials of former Pres. Trump “sets a terrible precedent”
https://www.wjbc.com/2021/02/10/rep-davis-says-impeachment-trials-of-former-pres-trump-sets-a-terrible-precedent/

WHEATON PATCH
— Early Voting Starts Feb. 25 In DuPage County – Lisa Marie Farver
(DIERSEN: As a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I anxiously await campaign literature from the Republican candidates on the April 6, 2021 ballot for my precinct so that I can deliver that literature to the homes that have at least one Republican or one Independent voter. I also anxiously await yard signs from the candidates that I can offer to the voters, envelopes from the Milton Township Republican Organization to deliver the literature in, and voter lists that target voters who are likely to vote and to vote Republican. For Milton Township, the Republican candidates are John Monino, Nick Nathwani, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Dan Milinko, Jeff Castle, Drew Ellis, and Joe Soto. For Wheaton Park District, the Republican candidates include Ron Almiron. For DuPage County Educational Service Region, the Republican candidates include Paula McGowen. For Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, the Republican candidates are ? For College of DuPage, the Republican candidates include Heidi Holan.)
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/early-voting-starts-feb-25-dupage-county

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— OP-ED: ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS VOTE TO PASS YET ANOTHER ANTI-BUSINESS BILL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/op-ed-illinois-lawmakers-vote-to-pass-yet-another-anti-business-bill.html
— THORNER: TRUMP’S LEGAL CHALLENGES MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN LEFTIST MEDIA REPORTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-trump-won-twice-as-many-lawsuits-as-he-lost.html

CAPITOL FAX
— What is a mainstream Republican these days?
(DIERSEN: I am a platform Republican. Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. Far too many Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, political consultants, major donors, campaign managers, campaign staff members, and campaign volunteers reject planks in the Republican Party platform. Most commonly, they reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Far too many of the aforesaid focus on driving out of the Republican Party those like me who support the aforesaid planks.)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/10/what-is-a-mainstream-republican-these-days/
— 2,825 new confirmed and probable cases; 53 additional deaths; 2,082 hospitalized; 464 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,135 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/10/2825-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-53-additional-deaths-2082-hospitalized-464-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-40-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55135-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “Trump-less Twitter is an amazing blessing.”
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/10/rep-kinzinger-trump-less-twitter-amazing-blessing/

GOPUSA
— Maxine Waters, Racial Insurrectionist – Michelle Malkin
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106364

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Married Americans Keep Voting Red In 2020, marriage rates were the single sharpest dividing line between areas that voted for Trump and those that went to Biden. – PEYTON ROTH AND W. BRADFORD WILCOX
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs do everything that they can to discourage traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/married-americans-keep-voting-red/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— The Coming Military Purge An increasingly hostile ruling class, who conceive of themselves as occupying a disloyal, irredentist America, is a formula for weakness abroad and conflict at home. – Christopher Roach
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/09/the-coming-military-purge/

BLAZE
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper invokes genocide comparison to describe Trump supporters who stormed Capitol ‘We’ve seen it in Bosnia, we’ve seen it in Rwanda – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/anderson-cooper-genocide-trump-supporters-capitol-riot

DAILY WIRE
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper Compares Capitol Hill Riot To 800,000 Murdered In Rwandan Genocide – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/anderson-cooper-compares-capitol-hill-riot-to-800000-murdered-in-rwanda

TOWNHALL
— When the Hateful Think They Are the Virtuous – Ben Shapiro
https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2021/02/10/when-the-hateful-think-they-are-the-virtuous-n2584466

FEDERALIST
— Google-Owned YouTube Deplatforms Pro-Life Group LifeSiteNews – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/google-owned-youtube-deplatforms-pro-life-group-lifesitenews/
— Why The Left Still Can’t Understand Trump’s Appeal Republicans aren’t motivated by resentment, they’re motivated by self-preservation in the face of a highly aggressive left. – John Daniel Davidson
(DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to defend the 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. The DuPage County Republican Central Committee should be taking steps to defend the 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. The Milton Township Republican Organization should be taking steps to defend the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. I should be taking steps to defend the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/why-the-left-still-cant-understand-trumps-appeal/
— CNN’s Anderson Cooper Compares Capitol Riots To Rwandan Genocide – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/cnns-anderson-cooper-compares-capitol-riots-to-rwandan-genocide/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— US Communist revolution: Armchair Americans can’t stop it – Jeanne McKinney
(DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to defend the 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. The DuPage County Republican Central Committee should be taking steps to defend the 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. The Milton Township Republican Organization should be taking steps to defend the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. I should be taking steps to defend the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.commdiginews.com/patriot-profiles-jeanne-mckinney/us-communist-revolution-armchair-americans-cant-stop-it-136073/

EPOCH TIMES
— MyPillow’s Lindell Says Sales Remain Strong Amid ‘Cancel Culture’ – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mypillows-lindell-says-sales-remain-strong-amid-cancel-culture_3691923.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/538241-kinzinger-pac-to-go-on-attack-against-trumpism

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans will exonerate Trump, but they can’t ignore the horrors.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/09/republicans-will-exonerate-trump-they-cant-ignore-horrors/

FORTUNE
— AUGUST 25, 2020 FLASHBACK: The Republican Party turns its platform into a person: Donald Trump – Geoff Colvin
(DIERSEN: Trump got elected in 2016 because he promised to defend and advance the Republican Party platform.)
https://fortune.com/2020/08/25/gop-convention-rnc-platform-republican-party-2020-donald-trump/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who voted for Trump are unhappy with those Republican Party leaders who have dumped Trump.
https://www.newsweek.com/favorable-views-gop-declines-double-digits-among-republicans-since-nov-poll-1568298
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-total-peace-if-he-loses-reelection-after-speaking-out-against-gop-1568338

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 71% of GOP Voters Say Troops Unnecessary for D.C. Security, But Democrats Disagree
(DIERSEN: The Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to defend the 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. The DuPage County Republican Central Committee should be taking steps to defend the 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. The Milton Township Republican Organization should be taking steps to defend the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. I should be taking steps to defend the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/71_of_gop_voters_say_troops_unnecessary_for_d_c_security_but_democrats_disagree

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/one-cheer-republicans-willing-stand-trump-three-cheers-many/

February 9 Morning Edition

INDEPENDENT
— Republican congressman says Trump supporters will carry out more violence if he is acquitted by Senate. Adam Kinzinger argues that colleagues are taking the country down a path towards ‘the end of America as we know it.’ – Gino Spocchia
(DIERSEN: What percent of Republicans in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, in your municipality, and in your precinct side with Kinzinger?)
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-impeachment-trial-violence-b1799636.html

ABC7
— Trump’s impeachment trial starting: ‘Grievous crime’ or just ‘theater’? – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-trial-starting-grievous-crime-or-just-theater/10323423/

NBC5
— Biden’s Justice Dept. to Ask Nearly All Trump-Era US Attorneys to Resign. In 2017, President Donald Trump abruptly ordered the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys. – Michael Balsamo
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/bidens-justice-dept-to-ask-nearly-all-trump-era-us-attorneys-to-resign/2433103/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Here’s what to expect as Donald Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial gets underway. Said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on if President Biden will watch Trump’s impeachment trial: “He will not spend too much time watching the proceedings.” – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/8/22273607/what-to-know-about-ex-president-donald-trump-2nd-senate-impeachment-trial
— Welch proposes limiting state House speaker’s tenure to less than a third of the time Madigan served. Welch, who was chosen by his Democratic colleagues last month to replace longstanding House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, proposes to prohibit anyone from being elected to the speaker’s post for more than five terms.- Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/8/22273576/welch-madigan-house-speaker-term-limits-democrats-general-assembly-rules-legislature

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Teachers Union advances school reopening plan to members, delegates cast ‘no confidence’ vote against Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CPS – HANNAH LEONE and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-ctu-delegates-tentative-reopening-deal-20210209-ch74mqecqfdpzpqmnof4qij6ke-story.html
— APRIL 21, 2020 FLASHBACK: Conservative groups — some with close connections to the White house — quietly nurture anti-lockdown protests
By KENNETH P. VOGEL, JIM RUTENBERG AND LISA LERER
(DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality? How often do they write and publish articles that promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform? How often do they share such articles? Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters? Do they encourage conservatives to read those newsletters?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-nyt-conservative-groups-anti-lockdown-protests-20200422-mj3idmbc2zaj5dod4fl4n66xxm-story.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County reports 121 COVID-19 cases Monday, 3 deaths, 2.74% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/02/09/dupage-county-reports-121-covid-19-cases-monday-3-deaths-274-of-population-fully-vaccinated/

CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS
— Lawmakers, advocates aim to address racial disparities among older Illinoisans – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://capitolnewsillinois.com/NEWS/lawmakers-advocates-aim-to-address-racial-disparities-among-older-illinoisans

WIREPOINTS
— Chicago Bends The Knee To Teachers’ Union, Tells Kids To Go To Hell – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/chicago-bends-the-knee-to-teachers-union-tells-kids-to-go-to-hell-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Recent Events Offer a Glimpse into Leftist Dreams for America – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/recent-events-offer-a-glimpse-into-the-leftist-dream-for-america/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— JANUARY 1, 2011 FLASHBACK: IR READERS PICK MOST EFFECTIVE ILLINOIS CONSERVATIVE LEADERS
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes would stress that TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois was not cited. Who are the conservative leaders today in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality? How often do they write and publish articles that promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform? How often do they share such articles? Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters? Do they encourage conservatives to read those newsletters?)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2011/01/illinois-conservative-movement-leadership-.html

FOX NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Republican John Cox jumps into California gubernatorial race, taking aim at Newsom, Faulconer Businessman is 2nd major Republican to launch a campaign in likely recall election – Paul Steinhauser
(DIERSEN: I served with Cox on the Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee.)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-governor-race-republican-john-cox
— Ben Carson to launch conservative think tank to engage with local governments
(DIERSEN: I certainly hope that Carson engages with Wheaton, its chamber of commerce, and its downtown association. Ever-increasingly, the aforesaid drive conservatives out of Wheaton, and especially conservatives who are Trump supporters, patriotic, Republican, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/ben-carson-launch-conservative-think-122844729.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— House impeachment managers really are coming after you – Eric Utter
(DIERSEN: What should/will the Illinois Republican Party do to protect Trump-supporters in Illinois? What should/will the DuPage County Republican Central Committee do to protect Trump-supporters in DuPage County? What should/will the Milton Township Republican Organization do to protect Trump-supporters in Milton Township? What should/will Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains do to protect Trump-supporters in their precincts?)
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/02/house_impeachment_managers_really_are_coming_after_you.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now that the Democrats have full ownership of all elected branches of the national government, they are aggressively dismantling everything that Trump accomplished, and, worse yet, are using every lever of their power to destroy all political opposition in truly Stalinesque fashion. From the former leader of the free world down to lone bloggers or a single deplorable in flyover country, they want every single person or entity that could possibly stand in their way dealt with.)

AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM
— Warren to Introduce a $2.75 Trillion Wealth Tax in the Senate – Isabelle Morales (DIERSEN: What about those who have many millions less dollars today because they spend many millions of dollars on immediate pleasures in the past? What about an immediate pleasures tax?)
https://www.atr.org/warren-introduce-dangerous-wealth-tax-senate

BREITBART
— Lee Smith: Impeachment ‘Isn’t About Trump,’ but ‘Punishing the American Voters’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/08/lee-smith-impeachment-isnt-about-trump-punishing-american-voters/
— Rep. Rodney Davis: Nancy Pelosi ‘Should Pay the $5,000 Fine’ for Skipping Her Own Metal Detector Rule – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/02/08/rep-rodney-davis-nancy-pelosi-should-pay-the-5000-fine-for-skipping-her-own-metal-detector-rule/
— FNC’s Carlson: Biden Immigration Policies ‘an Act of Aggression,’ ‘Designed to Humiliate You and Demoralize You’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/09/fncs-carlson-biden-immigration-policies-an-act-of-aggression-designed-to-humiliate-you-and-demoralize-you/
— Amy Coney Barrett Was Supposed To Be A Religious Extremist, But Her First Opinion On A Church Ruling Says Otherwise – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/08/amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court-religious-extremist-california-houses-worship/
— Tom Cotton: Joe Biden Considers Coronavirus Tests for Traveling Americans But Not Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/08/tom-cotton-joe-biden-considers-coronavirus-tests-for-traveling-americans-but-not-illegal-aliens/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— The Liberal Triad’s purge of American Patriots has begun – Joseph Ragonese
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/the-liberal-triads-purge-of-american-patriots-has-begun-135996/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Irreparable Harm’: Texas Sheriff Says Biden’s No Deportation Order Is Creating ‘Lawlessness’ At The Southern Border – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/08/irreparable-harm-texas-sheriff-joe-biden-no-deportation-order-creating-lawlessness-southern-border/

DAILY WIRE
— Candace Owens Teases Presidential Run – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/candace-owens-teases-presidential-run

TOWNHALL
— What Do Conservatives Do Now? (Part One) – Gary Aminoff
(DIERSEN: Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township/ward, and in your municipality? How often do they write and publish articles that promote the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform? How often do they share such articles? Do they read GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters? Do they encourage conservatives to read those newsletters?)
https://townhall.com/columnists/garyaminoff/2021/02/08/what-do-conservatives-do-now-n2584343
— What Do Conservatives Do Now? (Part Two) – Gary Aminoff
https://townhall.com/columnists/garyaminoff/2021/02/09/what-do-conservatives-do-now-part-two-n2584344

NEWS BUSTERS
— Senate Dems New Section 230 Bill May Incentivize Big Tech to Censor MORE Speech – Kayla Sargent
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/kayla-sargent/2021/02/08/senate-dems-new-section-230-bill-may-incentivize-big-tech
— Washington Examiner’s ‘Liberal Media Scream’ With the MRC’s Assessment – Brent Baker
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/brent-baker/2021/02/08/washington-examiners-liberal-media-scream-mrcs-assessment

PJ MEDIA
— It’s Your God-Given, Constitutionally Protected Right to Believe Crazy Things – STEPHEN GREEN
https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2021/02/08/its-your-god-given-constitutionally-protected-right-to-believe-crazy-things-n1424001

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Trump appointee sues Biden admin after attempted firing from independent federal agency. Roger Severino received an e-mail last Wednesday from the deputy director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office demanding his immediate resignation. – Raymond Wolfe
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Diersen v. GAO.)
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-appointee-sues-biden-admin-after-illegal-firing-from-independent-federal-agency

ARTNET NEWS
— Republican Leaders Accuse the National Museum of African American History of ‘Bias’ in Its Display on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Prominent Black conservatives and lawmakers call the museum’s display a “disingenuous effort.” – Brian Boucher
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/national-museum-african-american-history-clarence-thomas-1942034

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— ‘Mostly Peaceful’ Violence and Dueling Double Standards – Michael Barone
https://www.creators.com/read/michael-barone/02/21/mostly-peaceful-violence-and-dueling-double-standards

THE HILL
— Bill Press: Tear down this fence! – BILL PRESS
https://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/537918-bill-press-tear-down-this-fence

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump Isn’t the Only One on Trial. The Conservative Media Is, Too. The former president’s second impeachment trial begins oral arguments tomorrow. But conservative media organizations face an even more consequential test in the weeks and months ahead.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/politics/trump-conservative-media.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Its Own Domestic Army: How the G.O.P. Allied Itself With Militants.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/militias-republicans-michigan.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why Democrats Want a Trump Trial They already know the result, but they think it will hurt the GOP. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-democrats-want-a-trump-trial-11612828183
— The Political Logic of the Trump Trial. Democrats seek to divide Republicans and see little downside. That may turn out to be a miscalculation. – Charles Lipson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-political-logic-of-the-trump-trial-11612827029
— Biden Administration to Ask Dozens of Trump-Appointed U.S. Attorneys to Resign – Sadie Gurman
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes promote patronage and political affiliation discrimination. I should write a book about them.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-administration-to-ask-dozens-of-trump-appointed-u-s-attorneys-to-resign-11612846069
— How to Keep America Polarized. Democrats are happy to throw over any rule, custom or convention that gets in their way. – William McGurn
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-keep-america-polarized-11612826788

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH
— Employers should evaluate their pay and hiring practices to uncover any bias or disparate impact in practices – KAREN MICHAEL
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will all employers officially stop hiring and get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://richmond.com/business/labor-law-employers-should-evaluate-their-pay-and-hiring-practices-to-uncover-any-bias-or/article_0fe6bf7c-854b-527a-8148-38deb6500e4f.html

LAWYERLY
— Deloitte admits it has ‘expectation’ its partners will retire at 62
(DIERSEN: The federal government expects its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran to leave if they do not make GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.lawyerly.com.au/deloitte-admits-it-has-expectation-its-partners-will-retire-at-62/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Republican Party Is Radicalizing Against Democracy. The GOP is moderating on policy questions, even as it grows more dangerous on core questions of democracy and the rule of law.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/02/republican-party-radicalizing-against-democracy/617959/

VANITY FAIR
— LOU DOBBS’ OUSTER ADDS TO THE POST-ELECTION DISARRAY AT FOX The abrupt cancellation of the highest-rated Fox Business host comes on the heels of a $2.7 billion defamation suit and is the latest in a string of programming changes since Trump’s defeat. – CHARLOTTE KLEIN
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/02/lou-dobbs-ouster-adds-to-the-post-election-disarray-at-fox

CHINA MACRO ECONOMY
— Coronavirus pandemic leaves China’s over-35s with uncertain job prospects. Amid a tough job market, Chinese jobseekers above age 35 are feeling increasingly insecure about their future. Many firms are seen as favoring young and energetic graduates in China, where age discrimination is not illegal. Sidney Leng and He Huifeng
https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3121032/coronavirus-pandemic-leaves-chinas-over-35s-uncertain-job

February 8 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Praise for New ILGOP Chairman Rushes In All corners of GOP applaud the selection of Don Tracy, leader of and major donor to the anti-progressive tax and numerous successful campaigns
https://mailchi.mp/28bbae26e2b2/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4743608

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,747 new coronavirus cases, 35 deaths – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1747-new-covid-19-cases-35-deaths/10321765/

NBC5
— Trump Lawyers Blast Democrats Before Impeachment Trial, Deny He Incited Capitol Riot – Kevin Breuninger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-lawyers-blast-democrats-before-impeachment-trial-deny-he-incited-capitol-riot/2432451/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see immigrants as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/8/22272781/immigrants-activists-worry-biden-wont-end-trump-barriers

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot vs. Sharkey on hammering out deal | Businessman Rabine to run as Republican for governor | Former CTU leader, mayoral hopeful Karen Lewis dies – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-sharkey-ctu-near-deal-karen-lewis-dies-impeachment-spin-20210208-vd3fc73rivcbnavom2stalvvam-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump, 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump, 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump, and 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-a-winning-gop-would-take-kinzingers-medicine/article_662062a1-082b-571e-9860-183c194acaf8.html

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE
— Guns, ammunition fly off shelves at South Bend area stores after ‘perfect storm’ of events – Ed Semmler and Marek Mazurek
https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/guns-ammunition-fly-off-shelves-at-south-bend-area-stores-after-perfect-storm-of-events/article_3d2c5ffe-67f2-11eb-839b-2b6a288f303b.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Fear caused by the pandemic, civil unrest and even the election of a new president has created unprecedented demand for guns and ammunition that has some shop owners concerned about their own survival. When news of the pandemic started to spread, lines started forming at stores here and across the country for guns, ammunition, bulletproof vests and other items deemed important for self-defense and survival. And civil unrest throughout most of the country only served to fan the flames as well as the election of President Joe Biden, who many fear will seek to constrict 2nd Amendment rights. “It’s been a perfect storm,” said Rebecca Bartol, owner of gun store Femme Fatale in South Bend. “People started panic buying in March and it really hasn’t let up since because of rioting, protesting and political changes.” Femme Fatale closed for a couple of months because of the pandemic and the supply shortage, but reopened in June at its old location at 1201 S. Main St. In November, it relocated to a new store at 4325 S. Michigan St. Bartol said the move had been planned for some time and was prompted by the desire to get into a bigger space and near the Ireland Road retail corridor on the south side of the city. But the shortage of inventory is more evident than ever in the bigger store with its largely barren display cases for handguns, racks for shotguns and rifles and cubicles that store ammo. Almost as fast as new inventory comes in, it is purchased by customers. “Our firearms inventory is about 10% of normal,” Bartol said between customers who were looking for hard-to-find ammunition and guns. “This is the thinnest we’ve ever been, and we’re working harder than ever to find inventory.” Federal background checks soared to nearly 39.7 million in 2020, about a 39% jump compared to the previous year and the most on record since background checks got under way in 1998, according to NCIS statistics. Bartol and other gun shop owners said that millions of those background checks were for first-time gun owners, which helps explain the shortages in addition to the factory shutdowns and slowdowns caused by the pandemic.)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Groundwork For Insurrection Was Laid Well Before Jan. 6 – STEVE INSKEEP
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/groundwork-insurrection-was-laid-well-jan-6#stream/0

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Anonymous Political Campaigns are like Cockroaches; They scatter when the light comes on – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/anonymous-political-campaigns-are-like-cockroaches-they-scatter-when-the-light-comes-on/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— A DIVIDED IL GOP PICKS DOWNSTATE ATTORNEY AS NEXT CHAIRMAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/a-divided-il-gop-picks-downstate-attorney-as-next-chairman-.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: While the IL GOP has been following the lead of anti-conservative activists and consultants for years, the election of Tracy could indicate the growing power of downstate Republicans that deliver most of the state’s conservative, pro-Trump Republican votes – granting them more weight in the party’s decision-making. )
— CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER LAUDS JEEP’S “COMMON GROUND” SUPER BOWL AD
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/congressman-kinzinger-lauds-jeeps-common-ground-super-bowl-ad-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Business owner, Trump supporter Gary Rabine says he will run for governor
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/08/business-owner-trump-supporter-gary-rabine-says-he-will-run-for-governor/
— HGOP responds *** House releases new proposed rules
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/08/house-releases-new-proposed-rules/
— 1,747 new confirmed and probable cases; 35 additional deaths; 2,161 hospitalized; 469 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.1 percent average test positivity rate; 51,794 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/08/1747-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-35-additional-deaths-2161-hospitalized-469-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-41-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-51794-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden border surge prompts ‘catch-and-release’ restart in Texas – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/8/joe-biden-border-surge-prompts-catch-and-release-r/

FOX NEWS
— Sen. Tim Scott: Putting ‘all the blame on President Trump’ for Capitol riot ‘just wrong’
https://news.yahoo.com/sen-tim-scott-putting-blame-191633162.html
— Sen. Tim Scott: Former President Trump ‘is not guilty’
https://news.yahoo.com/sen-tim-scott-former-president-190257425.html
— A Censured Liz Cheney Appears On Fox News Sunday
https://www.gopusa.com/a-censured-liz-cheney-appears-on-fox-news-sunday/

GOPUSA
— The Tyrannical Left’s Sinister Conspiracy To Silence Conservatives – David Limbaugh
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106244
— Fox News FALLOUT: Lou Dobbs Retweets ‘Fox In A Race To The Bottom’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106288

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Biden to Further Cut Down on ICE Arrests and Deportations – Eric Lendrum
https://amgreatness.com/2021/02/08/biden-to-further-cut-down-on-ice-arrests-and-deportations/

BREITBART
— John Cusack Calls NFL ‘Complete Hypocrites’ for $250M Systemic Racism Pledge While ‘Blacklisting’ Kaepernick – WARNER TODD HUSTON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/02/08/john-cusack-calls-nfl-complete-hypocrites-for-250m-systemic-racism-pledge-while-blacklisting-kaepernick/

BLAZE
— Bruce Springsteen was calling for a White House ‘exorcism’ 3 months ago. He appeared in a Super Bowl ad on Sunday calling for unity: ‘To the ReUnited States of America’ – SARAH TAYLOR
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bruce-springsteen-was-calling-for-a-white-house-exorcism-3-months-ago-he-appeared-in-a-super-bowl-ad-on-sunday-calling-for-american-unity
— Maxine Waters claims she didn’t encourage violence against Trump supporters, but here’s what she said in 2018 Waters said in 2018: ‘The people are going to turn on them, they are gonna protest, they are gonna absolutely harass them’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/maxine-waters-claims-she-didnt-encourage-violence-against-trump-supporters-but-heres-what-she-said-in-2018

TOWNHALL
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Crisis Is Just Beginning – Julio Rosas
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2021/02/08/joe-bidens-immigration-crisis-is-just-beginning-n2584381

NEWSMAX
— Biden’s Immigration Surrender – James Walsh
https://www.newsmax.com/jameswalsh/executive-orders-socialism/2021/02/08/id/1009043/

PJ MEDIA
— Trump’s Defense Brief Eviscerates the Democrats’ Case for Impeachment – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/02/08/trumps-defense-brief-eviscerates-the-democrats-case-for-impeachment-n1423968

EPOCH TIMES
— Evidence Mounts that Capitol Breach Was Pre-Planned, Eroding Incitement Allegation in Trump Impeachment Trial – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/evidence-mounts-that-capitol-breach-was-pre-planned-eroding-incitement-allegation-in-trump-impeachment-trial_3689106.html

THE HILL
— New variants threaten to reverse progress against COVID-19 – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/537887-new-variants-threaten-to-reverse-progress-against-covid-19

POLITICO
— Trump lawyers rip impeachment case as ‘political theater’ The attorneys also rejected claims that Donald Trump sat on his hands during the violence. – KYLE CHENEY and ANDREW DESIDERIO
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/08/trumps-legal-team-says-impeachment-is-constitutionally-flawed-senate-cant-convict-467210

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump’s impeachment trial looms as Republicans grapple with a leadership void.”
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-09/what-to-expect-from-donald-trumps-second-impeachment-trial/13131468

MSNBC
— The problem with ‘centrists’ fighting for the soul of the GOP – Steve Benen
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about past and present “centrist” leaders of Republican organizations, including the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization, who focus on destroying conservative Republicans, that is, who focus on destroying platform Republicans like me.)
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/problem-centrists-fighting-soul-gop-n1257059

YAHOO NEWS
— Trump impeachment: Supporters rioted ‘of their own accord’
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-impeachment-supporters-rioted-own-170053582.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Adam Kinzinger says “My fellow Republicans, convicting Trump is necessary to save America.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/08/adam-kinzinger-trump-impeachment-senate-republicans/
— Lou Dobbs is lashing out at Fox on Twitter for dropping his show. Though still under contract with Fox, the longtime host is retweeting critics of the network, including a call for viewers to switch to far-right competitors. – Jeremy Barr
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2021/02/08/lou-dobbs-twitter-fox-angry/
— Fearing violence and political uncertainty, Americans are buying millions more firearms. More than 2 million guns were sold in January, an 80% jump and the third-highest monthly total on record. – Hannah Denham and Andrew Ba Tran
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/02/03/gun-sales-january-background-checks/
— Historian: Black Power Movement once thrived in D.C., but recent mayors have “set aside” its goal of empowering poor. – Robert McCartney
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-black-power-musgrove/2021/02/07/67c115f4-67cd-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Want to hold Trump supporters accountable? It doesn’t have to be complicated.” How will the hate-filled Trump-hating a) Trump-haters in Illinois hold accountable the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, b) Trump-haters in DuPage County hold accountable the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, c) Trump-haters in Milton Township hold accountable the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and d) Trump-haters in my precinct hold accountable the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump? How strongly will the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, and Republican Precinct Committeeman Dave Diersen come to the defense of the aforesaid Trump-voters?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/08/my-pillow-david-hogg-world-series-liberals/

NEW YORK POST
— Twitter bans blogger Jim Hoft, conservative radio host Wayne Allyn Root – Natalie Musumeci
https://nypost.com/2021/02/08/twitter-bans-conservatives-jim-hoft-wayne-allyn-root/
— Mitt Romney leads the way on the pro-family GOP of the future – Gladden Pappin
https://nypost.com/2021/02/08/mitt-romney-leads-the-way-on-the-pro-family-gop-of-the-future/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Impeachment Trial Puts Trump Back on Center Stage for GOP. Senate Republicans face another public test of loyalty to the former president, with their base voters watching closely – Joshua Jamerson and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/impeachment-trial-puts-trump-back-on-center-stage-for-gop-11612793155

CLEVELAND
— The widening assault on Trump supporters and conservative thought has to end – Jean Kumler, Rocky River
https://www.cleveland.com/letters/2021/02/the-widening-assault-on-trump-supporters-and-conservative-thought-has-to-end.html

February 5 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Statement on Push to Impeach Former President Trump
https://mailchi.mp/b120fc223d01/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4739456
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Ten Republican members of the US House of Representatives have formally voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, and a few in the Senate may join them as well. This action has created widespread division and anger among the Republican party both nationally and here in Illinois. In response the Illinois Republican Party has released the following statement: “We strongly disagree with any Republican, Congressman Adam Kinzinger included, who voted to impeach President Trump or those who vote to convict him in the U.S. Senate, but we will let the voters be the arbiters of any vote taken by an elected official. As we prepare to select a new chairman of the Illinois Republican Party on Saturday, it’s our collective belief that uniting the party will be the single greatest endeavor of the new chairman. Our elected officials must unite behind defeating President Biden’s radical left-wing agenda. In just two weeks in office, the President has already given into extremists by cancelling the Keystone pipeline, refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and cowering to the teachers unions who refuse to educate our children in-person despite all the evidence of its necessity. The stakes of the 2022 election here in Illinois – defeating Gov. JB Pritzker and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, winning back congressional seats, and electing Republican judges to the Illinois Supreme Court – are too monumental to engage in a circular firing squad. We cannot play into Democrat hands by fighting amongst each other, so we encourage all Republicans to focus on the future rather than relitigating the past.”)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP says Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump ‘created widespread division and anger’ in the party
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-republicans-20210205-7cwxhciinzcmvjyaue6ohenc2y-story.html
— Brinkmanship continues in Lightfoot vs. teachers union | State Republican party delivers Kinzinger mild rebuke | Evanston, Dolton to pick new mayors in Feb. 23 elections – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-brinksmanship-kinzinger-rebuke-gop-spin-20210205-6duxergoqnevxaxf47j5mlc5o4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters use QAnon to harm the GOP.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-qanon-birch-barry-kinzinger-page-20210205-svzz6zjwtjfl5babn3cs5jx4ra-story.html
— When Democrats find a new cause: ‘Helping millionaires’ – EDITORIAL
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap should be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-salt-deduction-illinois-durbin-duckworth-20210205-lzagmttukjg2bkxxim24qe535m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gun sales in January eclipsed by last year’s panics following pandemic and protests: ‘It’s just been crazy.’ But gun dealers still sold firearms at a clip near the record-setting months of last year in a month that saw the Capitol siege and the inauguration of Democratic President Joe Biden. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms
— Illinois Republicans outraged when they can’t get vaccine — and outraged when they can. The only purpose is to generate political heat. Then they move on to some new “outrage.” – Rich Miller
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. who glorify and praise Miller, pander to Miller, and give scopes to Miller, but who do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/5/22269186/illinois-republicans-legislature-vaccination-covid-rich-miller-capitol-fax

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump and against those who voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210205/news/302059945/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— We’ll soon find out if Springfield is ready for real reform. Tough ethics proposals target time-honored practices that enrich lawmakers. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/well-soon-find-out-if-springfield-ready-real-reform

ABC7
— LGBTQ people at higher risk of COVID-19, CDC study shows – Maggie Green
https://abc7chicago.com/10317124/

NBC5
— Rep. Greene Says ‘Morons’ Voted to Boot Her From Committees. The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields. – Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/rep-greene-says-morons-voted-to-boot-her-from-committees/2430949/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield’s Don Tracy, ex-Illinois Gaming Board chairman, a finalist for state GOP chair – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/05/springfield-lawyer-don-tracy-illinois-gop-chairman-finalist-politics/4401087001/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More malfeasance in the public sector? – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-more-malfeasance-in-the-public-sector/article_453f34c5-41bb-588a-bd53-31978e5a6882.html

WAND
— ILGOP releases statement on push to impeach former President Trump
https://www.wandtv.com/news/ilgop-releases-statement-on-push-to-impeach-former-president-trump/article_7ab819ec-67db-11eb-8d82-1bb03b76bacc.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Tax-Funded Illinois Propagandists Slam 1776 Report’s Honest History – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/illinois-propagandists-slam-1776-reports-honest-history/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gary Marschke, Candidate for DuPage Twp Supervisor, disciplined by Illinois Treasurer according to court records – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/gary-marschke-candidate-for-dupage-twp-supervisor-disciplined-by-illinois-treasurer-according-to-court-records/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER’S HOME COUNTY GOP CENSURES HIM WITH 40 OTHER COUNTY ORGS’ SUPPORT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/congressman-kinzingers-home-county-gop-censures-him-with-40-other-county-orgs-support.html
— 9 SIGNS THAT JOE BIDEN IS A THIRD WORLD LEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/9-signs-that-joe-biden-is-a-third-world-leader.html
— BECKMAN: BIDEN’S INITIAL CALL FOR UNITY APPEARS MORE AND MORE PHONY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman-.html
— ILLINOIS STUDENT FACES SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY HEARING FOR REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN SEXUALITY PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/illinois-student-faces-school-disciplinary-hearing-for-refusing-to-participate-in-sexuality-program.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,660 new confirmed and probable cases; 83 additional deaths; 2,318 hospitalized; 491 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.3 percent average test positivity rate; 49,082 average doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/05/3660-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-83-additional-deaths-2318-hospitalized-491-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-43-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-49082-average-doses/

BREITBART
— Tom Cotton: Republicans Condemn Fringe Right as Democrats Tolerate Omar, Schiff, Schumer, Swalwell, Waters – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/04/tom-cotton-republicans-condemn-fringe-right-as-democrats-tolerate-omar-schiff-schumer-swalwell-waters/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— H.R.1 – The Intimidate Conservatives Bill – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/h-r-1-the-intimidate-conservatives-bill

PJ MEDIA
— Local Republican Parties Come Down Hard on Anti-Trump Apostates – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/05/local-republican-parties-come-down-hard-on-anti-trump-apostates-n1423424

NEWSMAX
— America’s Unimaginable Left Turn Leads to Predictable Tyranny – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/liberalism-tyranny/2021/02/05/id/1008793/

LIBERAL FIRST
— Big Tech working on apps to wipe all conservative posts – Larry Phillips
https://liberalfirst.com/opinion/7888-big-tech-working-on-apps-to-wipe-all-conservative-posts

EPOCH TIMES

— Greene Says Republican Votes Against Her Are a ‘Big Betrayal,’ May Cost Party Majority in 2022 – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/greene-republican-votes-against-her-are-a-big-betrayal-may-cost-party-majority-in-2022_3686612.html

THE HILL
— Defiant Greene attacks media, dodges questions on past remarks – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the Republican Party.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— Democratic senators introduce bill to limit Section 230 protections – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles or the websites that those articles were published on. My critics/opponents see me as being an “easy target” a) because of the non-support that I get from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization and b) because of the non-support that I got from TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/537524-democratic-senators-introduce-bill-to-limit-power-of-section-230

NBC NEWS
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene backs bill that would ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies. The embattled Republican has also thrown her support behind a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports. – Dan Avery
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-backs-bill-would-ban-pride-flags-n1256796

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lou Dobbs’s Show Is Canceled by Fox Business Mr. Dobbs, a loyal supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, is named in a lawsuit by the election technology company Smartmatic against the Fox Corporation and two other Fox anchors. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/lou-dobbs-fox.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
(DIERSEN: The “BIG TENT” policy is destroying the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), etc. I should write a book about present and past leaders of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, etc. who hate conservatives, that is, who hate the base of the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, etc. Most commonly, the aforesaid conservative-haters reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-midterms-extremists/2021/02/04/a9a23be4-6596-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings because of his ‘erratic behavior’ – Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/05/joe-biden-live-updates/
— Illinois judge finds Trump hotel in Chicago liable for violating environmental laws – David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-hotel-lawsuit/2021/02/05/014484a2-67fd-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating groups.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article249037875.html

February 2 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Adam Kinzinger’s new quest to sober up the conspiracy-drunk Republican Party? Good luck with that.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-kinzinger-country1st-republican-conservative-soul-zorn-20210202-7vvj2bhrsbgwpc63zgbphjylyu-story.html
— OUTRAGEOUS: Candidate who voted as a Democrat in a primary can run as a Republican for Lockport Township assessor, judge rules – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-lockport-township-election-st-0203-20210202-ot7vtueafjay3ds7qs6je4me3e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Adam Kinzinger wants to unplug the GOP ‘rage machine.’ A man can dream. A viable democracy needs at least two strong and competing political parties. It’s not great when one party has sold its soul to a lynch mob.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/2/22260547/adam-kinzinger-country-first-republican-party-marjorie-taylor-greene
— The constitutionality of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is not ‘crystal clear’ Plausible arguments lie on both sides of the debate. – Jacob Sullum
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/2/22262800/donald-trump-impeachment-constitution-jacob-sullum
— State Senate Democrats decide ‘it makes sense’ to meet virtually, but GOP argues ‘it is time to get back’ to Springfield  The cancelled session days had been scheduled for Feb. 9-11 and 16-18. “There shouldn’t be any issues,” said a spokesman for state Senate President Don Harmon. But Senate Republicans blasted Harmon for his reliance on meeting remotely. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/2/22263293/state-senate-democrats-springfield-session-republican-harmon-mcconchie-coronavirus-covid-19

DAILY HERALD
— Feder: Fox News passes off radio host Amy Jacobson as merely ‘Chicago parent’ – Robert Feder
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210202/feder-fox-news-passes-off-radio-host-amy-jacobson-as-merely-chicago-parent
— 32 candidates apply for Naperville District 203 board vacancy – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210202/32-candidates-apply-for-naperville-district-203-board-vacancy

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,304 new coronavirus cases, 47 deaths; Cook County could enters Phase 4 – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2304-new-covid-19-cases;-suburban-cook-co-enters-phase-4-/10242572/

CBS2
— Chicago’s South Side Irish Parade Canceled For Second Year In A Row – Jim Williams
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/02/chicagos-south-side-irish-parade-canceled-for-second-year-in-a-row/

WGN RADIO
— McCarthy faces choices as GOP divides over Cheney, Greene – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/mcconnell-praises-cheney-hits-marjorie-taylor-greene/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— Who is Adam Kinzinger trying to kid? After years of supporting former President Donald Trump trying to advance his own career, Congressman Adam Kinzinger of Illinois’ 16th District is pandering to the anti-Trump tar and feathering by the news media and the Left. Not because he thinks what Trump did was wrong, but because he sees a real opportunity to politically benefit. – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/02/who-is-adam-kinzinger-trying-kid/

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Kinzinger launches new organization to fight Trump Republicans – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that you have done, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters call you a “Trump Republican:” a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary and voted in the November 3, 2020 election, c) displayed a Trump yard sign, d) attended a Trump rally, e) gave money to and/or raised money for Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are a law enforcement officer, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/kinzinger-launches-new-organization-to-fight-trump-republicans/article_5d553970-64e3-11eb-b570-07dc65e61d30.html

CHICAGO NOW
— Likely Gov Candidate Rabine airs tonight in Chicago and in N & NW Chicago Metro suburbs: safer commercial areas and neighborhoods, more jobs & better schools – Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2021/02/likely-gov-candidate-rabine-airs-tonight-in-chicago-and-in-n-nw-chicago-metro-suburbs-safer-commercial-areas-and-neighborhoods-more-jobs-better-schools-cable-web/

WILLIAM J. KELLY
— Chicago’s second cancelation of St. Patrick’s Day is an insult to Chicago’s Irish community
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/patricksday

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS TO VOTE ON CONTROVERSIAL ‘CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE’ EDUCATION RULE – Amy Korte
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-lawmakers-to-vote-on-controversial-culturally-responsive-education-rule/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Second Unsuccessful Female Candidate Opposes Shaw as Next Illinois Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/second-unsuccessful-female-candidate-opposes-shaw-as-next-illinois-party-chairman/
— Almost Half of Colorado Drugged Driver Arrests in Colorado Found with Pot in Systems
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/almost-half-of-colorado-drugged-driver-arrests-in-colorado-found-with-pot-in-systems/
— Putin’s Russian Problems – Link to Video Causing Them
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/putins-russian-problems/
— Unsurprisingly, the Republican Who Helped Defeat Jeanne Ives Comes Out in Support of Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/unsurprisingly-the-republican-who-helped-defeat-jeanne-ives-comes-out-in-support-of-adam-kinzinger/

CAPITOL FAX
— Uproar over ISBE’s “culturally responsive” teaching standards
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/02/uproar-over-isbes-culturally-responsive-teaching-standards/
— Senate cancels in-person February session days, will hold committee hearings online
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/02/senate-cancels-in-person-february-session-days-will-hold-committee-hearings-online/
— 2,304 new confirmed and probable cases; 47 additional deaths; 2,447 hospitalized; 533 in ICU; 3.9 average case positivity rate; 4.9 percent average test positivity rate; 44,139 average daily doses; State tops 1 million vaccines; Region 10 moves to Phase 4
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/02/2304-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-47-additional-deaths-2447-hospitalized-533-in-icu-39-average-case-positivity-rate-49-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-44139-average-daily-doses-state-tops-1-m/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— A virtual Illinois Legislature: Lawmakers plan spring work by video – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/2/a-virtual-legislature-lawmakers-plan-spring-work-b/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Liz Cheney faces censures by Republican parties in 10 Wyoming counties – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cheney-censured-ten-wyoming-republican-counties
— Trump defense team argues impeachment trial violates Constitution – Jerry Dunleavy
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/trump-defense-team-argues-impeachment-trial-violates-constitution

FOX NEWS
— Schumer says Dems could censure Trump if impeachment trial ends in acquittal. But the Democratic leader asserts Trump ‘deserves conviction, nothing less” – Thomas Barrabi
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/schumer-dems-could-censure-trump-if-impeachment-doesnt-end-in-conviction

GOPUSA
— The Left’s Ongoing Campaign To Denigrate Trump Supporters – David Limbaugh
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105894

BREITBART
— Liz Cheney Censured by Republican Parties in 10 Wyoming Counties
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/02/liz-cheney-censured-by-republican-parties-in-10-wyoming-counties/

BLAZE
— White House asks reporters to submit questions ahead of daily press briefings: ‘Not really a free press’ The Biden administration has brought back the daily press briefing. – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/white-house-reporters-questions-ahead-of-time

DAILY CALLER
— Schumer Leaves The Door Open On Censuring Trump If He Is Acquitted In Senate – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/02/chuck-schumer-democrats-censure-donald-trump-if-acquitted-senate/

DAILY WIRE
— Trump’s Lawyers Offer Former President’s Answer To Impeachment Article On Incitement Of Insurrection. Senate “lacks jurisdiction over the 45th President because he holds no public office from which he can be removed” – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/breaking-trumps-lawyers-offer-former-presidents-answer-to-impeachment-article-on-incitement-of-insurrection

THE HILL
— Democrats offer resolution denouncing white supremacists ahead of Trump trial – SARAH POLUS
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that you are White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all: law enforcement officer, veteran, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/536990-democrats-resolution-denouncing-white-supremacy
— Two major teachers’ unions call on GOP leadership to remove Greene from Education Committee – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536976-two-major-teachers-unions-call-on-gop-leadership-to-remove-greene-from

CNN
— House charges Trump is ‘singularly responsible’ for inciting insurrection as ex-president’s team claims he’s protected by 1st Amendment – Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju and Lauren Fox
https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/02/politics/democratic-impeachment-filing/index.html

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— Trump’s Lawyers Proclaim His Innocence in Filing Ahead of Impeachment Trial – Lisa Hagen
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2021-02-02/trumps-lawyers-proclaim-his-innocence-in-filing-ahead-of-impeachment-trial

NEWSWEEK
— Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase Sues Legislature After Being Censured for Praising Capitol Rioters – NATALIE COLAROSSI
https://www.newsweek.com/virginia-state-senator-amanda-chase-sues-legislature-after-being-censured-praising-capitol-rioters-1566312

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump, House Democrats Lay Out Impeachment Trial Strategies. Former president argues process is unconstitutional because he is out of office – Rebecca Ballhaus and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-house-democrats-to-lay-out-impeachment-trial-strategies-11612270484

DETROIT NEWS
— Cass County GOP censures Upton over impeachment vote – Melissa Nann Burke
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/02/cass-county-gop-censures-upton-over-impeachment-vote/4354166001/

HERALD PALLADIUM
— Cass County GOP censures Upton. Wording of resolution similar to Allegan County measure. – ALEXANDRA NEWMAN
https://www.heraldpalladium.com/news/cass-county-gop-censures-upton/article_1d9e38ac-7ec2-526d-8ca7-75ff3722ddf6.html

POST AND COURIER
— U.S. Rep. Tom Rice’s South Carolina GOP colleagues offer limited support after impeachment vote – Jamie Lovegrove
https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/u-s-rep-tom-rices-sc-gop-colleagues-offer-limited-support-after-impeachment-vote/article_cf1e5dba-6566-11eb-a832-976bd1efe07a.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater crows “Dolly Parton turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice when Trump offered it to her. Now President Joe Biden has come calling.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/dolly-parton-turned-presidential-medal-freedom-twice-trump-offered/