January 20 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Republican U.S. Senate candidates to meet Saturday in Schaumburg (DIERSEN: When will the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county/township/ward party organizations host candidate forums? If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting candidate forums for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, DuPage County Recorder, DuPage County Auditor, judicial, etc. candidates.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/republican-us-senate-candidates-to-meet-saturday-in-schaumburg
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Schaumburg Township Republican Organization will hold a candidate forum Saturday, Jan. 25, for the Republican U.S. Senate candidates for Illinois. The invited candidates are Casey Chlebek, Mark Curran, Peggy Hubbard, Robert Marshall and Tom Tarter. The moderator will Committeeman Joe Folisi. A question-and-answer period, followed by a straw poll, will conclude the meeting. The program will start promptly at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.)
— DuPage County once again raising concerns about cell antenna law – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200120/dupage-county-once-again-raising-concerns-about-cell-antenna-law
— Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200120/news/301209904/

WGN TV
— Trump’s lawyers urge dismissal of ‘flimsy’ impeachment case – AP AND TAHMAN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2020/01/20/trumps-lawyers-urge-dismissal-of-flimsy-impeachment-case/

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://abc7chicago.com/5865876/

NBC5
— Prince Harry Blames ‘Powerful Media’ for Why He’s Stepping From Royals Harry, 35, has made no secret of his disdain for Britain’s tabloid media in the past, with both he and Meghan filing lawsuits against press outlets last fall
https://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/prince-harry-no-other-option-but-to-cut-royal-ties/2203835/

WTTW
— Pot Makes Pets Sick, Says Veterinary Group – Kristen Thometz
https://news.wttw.com/2020/01/20/pot-makes-pets-sick-says-veterinary-group

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois Senate president race: Accusations of personal betrayal and payback fly furiously Publicly, Senate Democrats came together to support Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, but Harmon’s rival in the race, Kimberly Lightford, later blamed former Senate President Emil Jones Jr. and his son, Sen. Emil Jones III., for her loss. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/19/21072955/don-harmon-kimberly-lightford-democrats-vote-senate-president
— John Cullerton resigns from Illinois Senate After more than four decades in office, John Cullerton, who served as the 38th president of the Illinois Senate, resigned from his Senate seat Monday. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/1/20/21074382/john-cullerton-resigns-illinois-senate
— Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights The protesters, who were mostly white and male, came out in strong numbers despite to the chilly temperature to send a message to legislators, they said. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074002/virginia-gun-rights-rally-capital
— Get out of the way, Senators, and let journalists cover the impeachment trial right You have to wonder what the Senate’s Republican majority, which sets the rules, are afraid you might see and hear. – Editorial (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have organized conservative and Republican events since 2000 in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton who did not want me to promote their events, attend their events, or report on their events.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/1/20/21074154/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-press-restrictions-journalists
— Deflecting questions about Madigan, Pritzker talks about goals for the legislative session The governor will let investigative process work as he focuses on recreational marijuana, downstate broadband and other issues. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/1/20/21071155/jb-pritzker-michael-madigan-investigation-comed-downstate-broadband-recreational-marijuana

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Gun control advocates use Virginia gun rally to promote gun control.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-virginia-rally-richmond-gun-control-northam-trump-huppke-20200120-gb74ysw2anbh5h25cfv6auhefy-story.html
— A ‘wealth tax’ is not the magic bullet Warren and Sanders say it is – Steve Chapman
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-warren-wealth-tax-sanders-chapman-20200117-zyjuuwtaxvakbbibwcdqhakkxu-story.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rockford hospital sees spike in severe vomiting among daily cannabis users – Georgette Braun
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200120/rockford-hospital-sees-spike-in-severe-vomiting-among-daily-cannabis-users

QUAD CITY TIMES
— Rock Island County to vote on allowing refugees to settle in the county. Action would defy Trump’s executive order – Sarah Hayden
https://qctimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-to-vote-on-allowing-refugees-to-settle/article_f118275c-7fd5-56b4-b0a3-05b829c66892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gov. Pritzker’s Lawyers Trying To Shield Him From Deposition In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit – BRIAN MACKEY 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gov-pritzkers-lawyers-trying-shield-him-deposition-racial-discrimination-lawsuit#stream/0

WREX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push medical pot to push recreational pot.
https://wrex.com/2020/01/20/illinois-marijuana-shortage-has-rockford-medical-cannabis-patients-concerned/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jim Marter Touts Pro-Life Position
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/jim-marter-touts-pro-life-position/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Endorsed by PearlPAC, Podcast with EMILY’s List
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-lauren-underwood-endorsed-by-pearlpac-podcast-with-emilys-list/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Announces His Five Top Issues with Position Papers Coming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/il-14-jerry-evans-announces-his-five-top-issues-with-position-papers-coming/ 
— Oberweis Signs Balanced Budget Pledge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/oberweis-signs-balanced-budget-pledge/
— The Virginia Gun Rights Rally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/20/the-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage Township – Trustee Oliver proven wrong again – resignation her best option – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/01/dupage-township-trustee-oliver-proven-wrong-again-resignation-her-best-option/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WALLACE: DR. KING VERSUS COLIN KAEPERNICK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/wallace-dr-king-versus-colin-kaepernick.html
— GOP HOUSE MEMBERS CALL FOR INVESTIGATION OF “MISTAKENLY” REGISTERING 574 NON-CITIZENS TO VOTE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/gop-house-members-call-for-investigation-of-mistakenly-registering-574-non-citizens-to-vote.html
— IN LIGHT OF DMV VOTER REGISTRATION “MISTAKE,” SHOULD SEC OF STATE WHITE RESIGN?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/in-light-of-dmv-voter-registration-mistake-should-sec-of-state-white-resign-.html
— CHICAGO WOMEN MARCHERS PROMOTE LEFT-WING CAUSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/chicago-womens-marchers-honor-terrorist.html
— MARTER POINTS TO 14TH CD PRIMARY OPPONENTS’ “WEAK STANDS” ON THE LIFE ISSUE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/01/marter-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— John Cullerton has now officially resigned from the Illinois Senate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/01/20/john-cullerton-has-now-officially-resigned-from-illinois-senate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— David Hogg mocks, insults Virginia gun-rights rallygoers: ‘Put down the gun and pick up a book’ – Victor Morton 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/20/david-hogg-mocks-insults-virginia-gun-rights-rally/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Buttigieg says Trump harming ‘mental health’ of minorities – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/buttigieg-says-trump-harming-mental-health-of-minorities 

GOPUSA
— Women’s March struggles to regain footing
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=83213

AMERICAN THINKER
— Immigration problems solved! – A. Welderson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/immigration_problems_solved.html
— The elephant in the room lifting Trump’s re-election prospects – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/the_elephant_in_the_room_lifting_trumps_reelection_prospects.html

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— The Covington Kids’ Revenge, One Year Later The mob did not get away with defaming Nick Sandmann. In fact, people victimized by the media’s new normal are now fighting back. – PETER VAN BUREN
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/?mc_cid=bc397fb07d&mc_eid=2e2743e91e

DAILY CALLER
— NBC Reporter Deletes False Tweet Claiming Gun Rights Event Is ‘White Supremacist Rally’ – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/20/nbc-reporter-tweet-gun-rights-rally-white-supremacist/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Drive-Bys and Democrats Wanted Violence in Virginia
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/01/20/drive-bys-and-democrats-want-violence-in-virginia/

PJ MEDIA
— Fake-News MSNBC Host Claims ‘Thousands’ of ‘White Nationalists’ Are ‘Swarming’ Virginia 2A Rally – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-msnbc-host-claims-thousands-of-white-nationalists-are-swarming-virginia-2a-rally/

LIFE NEWS
— New York Times: Women Should Vote for Pro-Abortion Women Just Because They’re Women – CLAY WATERS 
https://www.lifenews.com/2020/01/20/new-york-times-women-should-vote-for-pro-abortion-women-just-because-theyre-women/

BIZ PACK REVIEW
— City spends over $300K in taxpayer money to ban Chick-fil-A from airport – Tom Tillison 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/01/20/city-spends-over-300k-in-taxpayer-money-to-ban-chick-fil-a-from-airport-877698

ABC NEWS
— Trump administration targets ‘birth tourism’ with new vetting plans for visas It’s the latest move in Trump’s crackdown on legal avenues for immigration. – Quinn Owen
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-administration-targets-birth-tourism-vetting-plans-visas/story?id=68406386
— Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally The governor’s state of emergency bans all weapons from Capitol grounds. – Ivan Pereira
https://abcnews.go.com/US/authorities-brace-massive-gun-rights-rally-richmond-virginia/story?id=68328504

NBC NEWS
— Marijuana is risky for people taking common heart medications How people ingest marijuana, along with the drug’s purity, are the biggest risk factors, doctors say. – Kaitlin Sullivan
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/marijuana-risky-people-taking-common-heart-medications-n1118181

NEW YORK TIMES
— Virginia Gun Rally Live Updates: 22,000 Protesters Oppose New Gun Laws – Sabrina Tavernise, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, Timothy Williams and Sarah Mervosh
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/virginia-gun-rally.html
— Bloomberg Offers Plan to Tackle Racial Economic Inequality – AP (DIERSEN: Since the 1960s, the federal government has used Affirmative Action and EEOC to tackle racial economic inequity. In 1971, when I was 22 years old, Oldsmobile withdrew a job offer that I had accepted saying that it had just agreed to stop hiring Whites to settle an EEOC complaint.)
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/01/19/us/politics/ap-us-election-2020-bloomberg.html
— On King Holiday, 2020 Democrats March Arm in Arm to Honor His Legacy Most of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls took part in speeches, a march and a rally in the state capital, before heading to an Iowa forum focused on minority communities. – Stephanie Saul
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/us/politics/democratic-candidates-mlk-day.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump on Virginia gun rally: Dems trying to take away 2nd Amendment rights – Mark Moore
https://nypost.com/2020/01/20/trump-on-virginia-gun-rally-dems-trying-to-take-away-2nd-amendment-rights/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Thousands of Gun-Rights Advocates Rally in Virginia Event at state Capitol is peaceful, despite earlier concerns violence would break out – Scott Calvert and Jon Kamp
https://www.wsj.com/articles/virginia-officials-on-guard-for-pro-gun-rally-in-richmond-11579516202

LGBTQ NATION
— Most of Trump’s impeachment lawyers have strong résumés (of anti-LGBTQ advocacy) The lawyers serving on Trump’s impeachment defense are pretty much a religious right dream team – with one, glaring exception. – John Gallagher 
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/01/trumps-impeachment-defense-team-strong-resumes-anti-lgbtq-advocacy/

January 5 Morning Edition

NORTHWEST HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Pro-Trump rally in Algonquin – CASSIE BUCHMAN (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations should be organizing Trump rallies in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, and throughout Illinois.) 
https://www.nwherald.com/2020/01/04/pro-trump-rally-in-algonquin/au76juj/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Buttigieg fails to muster delegates in all Illinois districts — unlike Biden, Sanders and Warren Late-to-the-race Mike Bloomberg filed for the March Illinois primary ballot but did not put together slates – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/1/3/21049043/illinois-presidential-primary-delegate-slates-buttigieg-biden-sanders-warren-bloomberg-walsh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Electric trucks, a factory launch and a massive merger: Illinois auto industry travels new roads in 2020 – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-auto-plants-20200102-netovg57qbe6te2lc2mg6uoo4y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters encourage Blacks to hate Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-black-voters-2020-page-20200103-gdwqvt5zkzayji2qdidb6r7piy-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO BIG COLOR PICTURES IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Naperville employment fair draws nearly 1,000 people, many looking for their first job – DIANE MOCA (DIERSEN: What was your first job? Mine was washing dishes for the minimum wage in the basement of the S.S. Kresges in Chicago Heights part-time during my junior and senior years at Crete-Monee High School 1964-1966 and full-time during the summer of 1965. I used the money that I earned to buy a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint in May of 1966. I used that car to commute to/from my parents’ home in Crete and a) jobs cleaning golf shoes in Flossmoor and chipping slag and pumping gasoline in Chicago Heights during the summer of 1966; b) Park Forest where I delivered mail; and c) UIC where I took courses until I sold it and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in December of 1967.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-job-fair-st-0105-20200104-yipmcrwczfat5kcyx4f6uzn7da-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Objection to Elk Grove Village referendum question heads to court – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200104/news/200109693

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Rep. Darin LaHood responds to the airstrike that killed Iran general Soleimani – Austin Schick
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/rep-darin-lahood-responds-to-the-airstrike-that-killed-iran-general-soleimani/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Evangelicals Rally For Trump – TOM GJELTEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/evangelicals-rally-trump#stream/0

CATHOLIC CITIZENS ILLINOIS
— Illinois lights up legally but not all are cheering – Chris Woodward
https://catholiccitizens.org/issues/marijuana-legal-recreational/90434/illinois-lights-up-legally-but-not-all-are-cheeringfriday-january-3-2020/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Fallout from Qassem Soleimani Death and Left Attempts to Rein In President Trump with New Legislation *UPDATE: McSweeney Slams Underwood Statement*
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/04/il-14-fallout-from-qassem-soleimani-death-and-left-attempts-to-rein-in-president-trump-with-new-legislation/
— Joe Walsh Gets Best Coverage in Tribune Presidential Candidate Story…But
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/joe-walsh-gets-best-coverage-in-tribune-presidential-candidate-story-but/ 
— Taxes on Legal Marijuana Huge
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/01/05/taxes-on-legal-marijuana-huge/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden starts 2020 as the biggest threat to Trump – Katherine Doyle 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-starts-2020-as-the-biggest-threat-to-trump
— Trump repeatedly claimed Obama would take U.S. to war with Iran to win re-election ‘Our president will start a war with Iran because he has absolutely no ability to negotiate’ – Andrew Blake 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/4/donald-trump-repeatedly-claimed-obama-would-take-u/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The Left’s growing hatred for conservative Cuban Americans exposed – Giancarlo Sopo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-screed-exposes-progressives-growing-hatred-for-conservative-cuban-americans-like-marco-rubio

BREITBART
— Five Signs Black Americans Are ‘Awakening’ to a Break with the Democrat Party – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/04/five-signs-black-americans-are-awakening-to-a-break-with-the-democrat-party/

DAILY CALLER
— Republican AGs Say Bloomberg Is Secretly Embedding An Army Of Anti-Trump Attorneys Inside State Offices – CHRIS WHITE (DIERSEN: How many anti-Trumps are embedded in the Illinois Republican Party and in your Republican county, township, and ward party organizations?)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/01/04/michael-bloomberg-donald-trump/

TOWNHALL
— The Left Will Resist President Trump at All Costs, Even for Terrorists – John Dempsey
https://townhall.com/columnists/johndempsey/2020/01/05/the-left-will-resist-president-trump-at-all-costs-even-for-terrorists-n2558952

NEWS BUSTERS
— NOVEMBER 10, 2006 FLASHBACK: If The GOP Isn’t A Conservative Party, It Isn’t A Viable Party – Edward L. Daley (DIERSEN: Who hints/implies/argues/shouts that you are “too conservative?” I should write a book about those who hint/imply/argue/shout that I am too conservative. I would focus on those who a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/edward-l-daley/2006/11/10/if-gop-isnt-conservative-party-it-isnt-viable-party

THE HILL
— Poll: Majority of women say male candidates have advantage running for public office (DIERSEN: How bad are your demographics? Ever-increasingly, Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs shout at everyone that the more of the following that you are, the more likely that you will lose if you seek a government office or a political office: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if ancestors have been in America for a long time. I am all of the aforesaid. I should write a book about those in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who ever-increasingly do everything that they can to discourage me and discourage those who share my demographics from seeking a government office or a political office. I would focus on past and present a) Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee leaders; b) Republican activists, candidates, elected officials, major donors, political consultants, etc. in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois; and c) those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.) 
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/476553-poll-majority-of-women-say-male-candidates-have-advantage-running-for-public-office
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters report that: Iranian official labels Trump a ‘terrorist in a suit’
https://thehill.com/policy/international/476808-iran-labels-trump-a-terrorist-in-a-suit

ABC NEWS
— Jewish communities face ‘enduring threat’ in the US, federal authorities warn – Josh Margolin, Ella Torres, and Luke Barr (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. I should write a book about my Democrat superiors in the federal government who focused on getting my many Jewish Democrat superiors to take adverse actions against me. They stressed that I was a Republican, that I was 100% German national origin, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, and that I had lived in Crete 1948-1972. My many Democrat Jewish superiors in the federal government played a major role in all the adverse actions that the federal government took against me. My Democrat GAO superiors forced me to retire in 1997 when I was 49 years old, gave me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,157 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980. My Democrat IRS superiors did not promote me beyond GS-12, disallowed my education deductions in 1978, got rid of my mentor in 1975, and disallowed my partial day per diem claims in 1974. My Democrat Post Office superiors forced me resign in 1969 and disallowed my sick leave requests in 1969 and 1968.) 
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jewish-communities-face-enduring-threat-us-federal-authorities/story?id=68066362

CNN
— It’s not just the polls that show Biden and Sanders leading the primary – Harry Enten
https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/05/politics/bernie-sanders-joe-biden-money-endorsements-analysis/index.html
— JUNE 22, 2004 FLASHBACK: Ex-wife of GOP Senate candidate Jack Ryan alleged sex club forays (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/06/22/ryan.divorce/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Iraqi Lawmakers Vote to Expel U.S. Troops as Iran Mourns a Slain General – Alissa J. Rubin, Steven Erlanger and Farnaz Fassihi
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/05/world/middleeast/iran-general-soleimani-iraq.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats still delusional about Trump even after Qassem Soleimani death – Michael Goodwin
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/democrats-still-delusional-about-trump-even-after-qassem-soleimani-death-goodwin/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Why Republicans will stick with Trump in 2020 — even if they don’t love his behavior – SCOTT JENNINGS (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters, that is, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, make clear that they want to use government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-01-05/why-republicans-will-stick-with-trump-in-2020

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
— JANUARY 9, 2008 FLASHBACK: How a ‘Star Trek’ actress Jeri Ryan changed the course of history – Amy Ryan (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, candidates should fully disclose all the skeletons that they have in their closets BEFORE they enter primaries. SEE Jack Ryan at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Ryan_(politician) ) 
https://ew.com/article/2008/01/09/obama-jeri-ryan/

BOSTON HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to this article, “Democrats often react badly to negative campaigning.” If you have any skeletons in your closet, you should not seek or hold any kind of government or political office as a Republican. Democrats want those Republican candidates to win primary elections who have the biggest skeletons in their closets. The bigger the skeletons that candidates have in their closets, the easier that it is to defeat those candidates in general elections. If you were a Republican candidate and your primary opponent hinted/implied/argued/shouted that you were a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, and/or bigot, how would you respond? Would you stress the skeletons that your opponent has in his/her closets that the Democrats would use to defeat your primary opponent in the general election? 
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/01/05/what-to-watch-as-the-iowa-caucuses-hit-home-stretch/

NORTHFORK PATCH
— FEBRUARY 26, 2019 FLASHBACK: Southold GOP Unveils Slate Of Candidates For Election A nominating convention was held Monday; see who will be on the GOP ballot in the upcoming November election. – Lisa Finn (DIERSEN: What if the Illinois Republican Party and your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations held nominating conventions? How would that have impacted those who are running to be on the a) March 17, 2020 Republican primary election ballot in your precinct, and therefore, b) the November 3, 2020 general election ballot in your precinct? Who would have the right to vote at such nominating conventions and how would their votes be weighted?)
https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/southold-gop-unveils-slate-candidates-election

COMMON DREAMS
— A Federal Job Guarantee Is a Crucial Tool to Fight Inequality A new campaign is building support for proposals to ensure that everyone who wants to work can have a good, living wage job. – Angela Glover Blackwell, Sarah Treuhaft (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that in instead of me, the Post Office should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, and/or a poor veteran in 1966, b) that the Post Office should gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job, c) that instead of me, IRS should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1971, d) that instead of me, IRS should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1972, 1973, and 1974, e) that instead of me, GAO should have hired a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1980, f) that instead of me, GAO should have promoted a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran in 1986, and g) that GAO should have gotten rid of me much sooner than it did so that a poor Democrat, a poor minority, a poor female, a poor younger person, and/or a poor veteran could have my job and my preferred corner office. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who paint government as being the employer of “last resort” that employs failed disgusting lazy stupid losers who are rejected/dumped by other employers.) 
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/04/federal-job-guarantee-crucial-tool-fight-inequality

December 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Impeachment vote: House committee approves charges against President Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/house-committee-approves-impeachment-charges-against-trump/5751475/
— First lady appears to condone Trump’s criticism of Greta Thunberg – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/first-lady-appears-to-condone-trumps-criticism-of-thunberg/5753166/

CBS2
— As Marijuana Soon Becomes Legal In Illinois, Medical Users Fear Shortage, More Rising Prices – Vince Gerasole
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/13/as-marijuana-soon-becomes-legal-in-illinois-medical-users-fear-shortage-more-rising-prices/
— Joliet Township Job Ad Asked For Applicants Who ‘Voted In A Democratic Primary Election’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/12/12/joliet-township-job-ad-asked-for-applicants-who-voted-in-a-democratic-primary-election/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago Black Caucus chairman may try forcing City Council vote to stall recreational marijuana sales till July – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-chicago-marijuana-alderman-ervin-delay-vote-20191213-dkwdvtnovbd3zjjxxup2u5thhm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Head shops come out of the shadows as weed becomes legal – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-head-shops-preparing-for-recreational-marijuana-20191213-4kk7sn4pdvfv3mdg7somlqqgyy-story.html
— OUTSTANDING: Lincolnshire trustees vote down recreational marijuana dispensaries in the village, advocacy groups offer up praise for the decision – KAITLIN EDQUIST
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lincolnshire/ct-lsr-marijuana-dispensaries-vote-tl-1219-20191213-csby53logvf25l2lm4k53gkqk4-story.html
— Illinois, here comes recreational marijuana — and a haze of confusion – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-illinois-legal-recreational-weed-confusion-20191213-z2svvuuegrclrdzs7i3l36nvzm-story.html
— When taxpayers trust Springfield … Part 6: A motto for the Fair Tax: ‘Would we ever break a promise to you?’ – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-fair-tax-jb-pritzker-madigan-illinois-20191213-4kpcxz7i3jgkzmvwurvpogkyuy-story.html
— Democrats impeachment of Donald Trump is way too thin, like butter scraped over too much bread – John Kass
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-donald-trump-impeachment-democrats-kass-20191214-wd2jk33ibfdvhlf534b3gfgx2a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Chicago’s March primary will feature 17 contested races for Democratic Party committeeperson People might not know why the party post is important. But the candidates who are running say they see it as a way to be more inclusive and maybe make a statement about corruption, too. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/12/13/21020974/chicago-march-primary-cook-county-democratic-party-committeeperson-contested-races
— Black Caucus chair again threatens vote on plan to delay recreational pot sales until July 1 Ald. Jason Ervin said he is still seeking a “decent level of ownership” in an industry that currently lacks owners of color in Illinois. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/12/13/21021052/illinois-legal-weed-recreational-marijuana-black-caucus-jason-ervin-sales
— House to impeach Trump next week: Takeaways as vote and Senate trial looms To dilute GOP “coastal elite” charges, Speaker Pelosi wants geographic diversity in her House prosecutor picks, putting Illinois Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi in play. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/12/13/21021152/trump-impeachment-house-prosecutors-senate-trial-pelosi-raja-sweet
— Show up for those committee meetings, aldermen, or vote on nothing Legislation should not be decided by a handful of aldermen while everybody else plays hooky. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/12/13/21005018/chicago-aldermenl-committee-meetings-quorum-attendance-sun-times-editorial

WBBM 780
— Evanston Receiving National Attention From Decision To Use Pot Sales Tax To Fund Local Reparations Program (DIERSEN: Will Evanston’s motto be “Smoke a joint, help a Black?”) 
https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/evanston-receiving-national-attention-from-decision-to-use-pot-sales-tax-to-fund

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— At least officially, Illinois has moved away from political patronage – Scott Reeder
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/scott-reeder-at-least-officially-illinois-has-moved-away-from-political-patronage
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout at refugees, and at everyone else, that Republicans are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all. 
https://www.pjstar.com/opinion/20191213/editorial-community-leaders-need-to-keep-doors-open-for-refugees

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— There’s a dark side to our genealogy craze – Honor Sachs
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/There-s-a-dark-side-to-our-genealogy-craze-14904375.php

WGLT
— LaHood Says Trump Impeachment Is “Witch Hunt By the Democrats” – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/lahood-says-trump-impeachment-witch-hunt-democrats#stream/0

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Closer View of Tribune Underwood Anti-Impeachment Ad
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/closer-view-of-tribune-underwood-anti-impeachment-ad/ 
— Marijuana Law Rules Explained by CL Police
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/marijuana-law-rules-explained-by-cl-police/ 
IL-14: Lauren Underwood Still Undecided on Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/il-14-lauren-underwood-still-undecided-on-impeachment/ 
— Impeachment Votes Locally
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/impeachment-votes-locally/ 
— GOP Write-Ins Possible for County Board in Districts 1 and 5
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/12/13/gop-write-ins-possible-for-county-board-in-districts-1-and-5/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WE TWO WILL COUNTY BOARD MEMBERS SAY “PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOTHING WRONG” – Steve Balich, Will County Board member
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/op-ed-we-two-will-county-board-members-say-president-trump-did-nothing-wrong.html
— ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS DIVERT MILLIONS MEANT TO FACILITATE FOID CARDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/illinois-lawmakers-divert-millions-meant-to-facilitate-foid-cards.html
— MORE EVIDENCE EMERGES THAT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FUNDING WORTHLESS COLLEGE DEGREES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/more-evidence-emerges-that-federal-government-is-funding-worthless-college-degrees.html
— LGBT ACTIVISTS PROTEST CANADIAN CHICK-FIL-A, SAY CHANGES ARE NOT ENOUGH
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/lgbt-activists-protest-canadian-chick-fil-a-say-changes-are-not-enough.html
— A DIVISIVE, HISTORICALLY DUBIOUS CURRICULUM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/a-divisive-historically-dubious-curriculum.html
— THORNER: TIME TO END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL DACA PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/thorner-time-to-end-the-obama-administrations-unconstitutional-daca-program.html
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD PUSHES TO BAN DALEIDEN FROM EVER INVESTIGATING THEM AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/planned-parenthood-pushes-to-ban-dalieden-from-ever-investigating-them-again.html
— DUCKWORTH RAISES FUNDS CONDEMNING NEW PRO-LIFE FEDERAL JUDGE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/duckworth-raises-funds-condemning-new-pro-life-federal-judge.html
— BUMMED OUT ABOUT TIME’S COVER? 19 YEAR OLD GERMAN RESPONDS TO CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/12/bummed-out-about-times-cover-19-year-old-german-responds-to-climate-change-hysteria.html

BLAZE
— Taylor Swift goes on a lengthy rant about ‘toxic male privilege’ in her Billboard speech. She waited for loud applause, but it never came. That’s awkward – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/taylor-swift-toxic-male-privilege

NEWSMAX
— Salvation Army Stronger Than Ever After Chick-fil-A’s Fall From Grace – Michael Dorstewitz
https://www.newsmax.com/michaeldorstewitz/salvation-army-chickfila-christian/2019/12/13/id/945835/

CAMPUS REFORM
— Profs: College Republicans have ‘white supremacist’ views, supporting Trump’s re-election a ‘racist provocation’ – Faith Allen
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14103

THE HILL
— Impeachment obliterates tinges of comity in House – MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/474540-impeachment-obliterates-tinges-of-comity-in-house

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Inspector General Report on the FBI: The Political Bias Is Obvious Bias is usually proven by circumstantial evidence based on the actions taken, including but not limited to an employer’s deviation from its procedures. – Nick Price, Elkins Park, Pa.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/inspector-general-report-on-the-fbi-the-political-bias-is-obvious-11576274645

FORBES
— Is Political Division Reducing Labor Mobility? – Adi Gaskell (DIERSEN: Because virtually all federal employees in the Chicagoland area have been Democrats, federal career opportunities for Republicans in the Chicagoland area have been very limited. GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.) 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2019/12/13/is-political-division-reducing-labor-mobility/#1d17fd16df01

November 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Lightfoot continues to lobby for gambling bill votes in effort to bring casino to Chicago – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-casino-plan-in-jeopardy-as-springfield-veto-session-nears-end/5695239/

NBC5
— Top Moments From the Trump Impeachment Hearing Republicans say Trump did nothing wrong by delaying aid for a notoriously corrupt country – Noreen O’Donnell
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Top-Moments-Trump-Impeachment-Hearing-564884052.html

CBS2
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot Pushes To Reduce Penalties For Pot Possession
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/4211999-mayor-lori-lightfoot-pushes-to-reduce-penalties-for-pot-possession/

WGN TV
— State senator Patricia Van Pelt’s cannabis company facing scrutiny – BEN BRADLEY
https://wgntv.com/2019/11/13/state-senators-cannabis-company-facing-scrutiny/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— President Trump says he’s ‘too busy’ to watch impeachment inquiry – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-says-hes-too-busy-to-watch-impeachment-inquiry

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “House impeachment inquiry may help restore the political and social norms that Trump flouts.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-house-impeachment-inquiry-may-help-restore-the-political-and-social-norms-that-trump-flouts-126889-20191113-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to consolidate 650 local police and fire pensions into two statewide funds hits a snag – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pension-consolidation-20191113-o7wzjmgs5ff3dcvh2vqxubbdki-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana dispensary eyes location across from Old Orchard mall in Skokie – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: Pot brings down everyone and everything around it.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-skr-marijuana-dispensary-old-orchard-tl-1121-20191113-7376q5ek5rcq3p5h2xcd7xotmi-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot accuses Uber, without offering proof, of trying to pay black ministers $54 million to defeat her ride-share tax hike plan – JOHN BYRNE, GREGORY PRATT and MARY WISNIEWSKI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-rideshare-drivers-license-requirements-proposal-20191113-nk44t7b6crdftn6gpedlc2pbb4-story.html
— Illinois House approves Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to consolidate 650 police and firefighter pension funds – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-pension-consolidation-plan-20191113-dciwkui2zba2bkj5ptt3ztlcwm-story.html
— Rep. Dan Lipinski calls for Metra to take over Union Station from Amtrak after ‘disastrous’ service outage, falling concrete – Mary Wisniewski
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/transportation/ct-biz-lipinski-metra-amtrak-union-station-service-20191113-ftiy6d2sajdobgtl2tfmiefedm-story.html
— Senate bill would reduce taxes on Chicago casino, but support from House Democrats remains uncertain – JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-fall-session-20191113-phmcj4vhdrbexjfjl3fwvvuuge-story.html
— One ‘dirty’ day shows how ComEd played the game in Springfield — and then the feds took notice – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-columns-comed-madigan-illinois-mcqueary-20191113-fo7aepxrljfi3plexdqv4pwfmi-story.html
— What really happens if we make billionaires pay for everything? The middle class loses political power. – JONAH GOLDBERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-billionaires-rich-democracy-goldberg-20191113-x6srbetmavaglfdclugbakurwu-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot says Uber offered black ministers $54M to get her to ‘back off’ fee hike — which Uber disputes Its plan would raise millions more while being more equitable, the company says. Mayor says the plan ‘doesn’t hold any water.’ – Fran Spielman and David Roeder 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/11/13/20963250/uber-chicago-ridehail-rideshare-tax-proposal-ministers-payoff-lightfoot
— Chicago rated the most welcoming U.S. city for immigrants The New American Economy’s 2019 Cities Index examined the largest 100 cities in the United States and found “traditional immigration gateways” still lead on immigration policy. – Manny Ramos (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, if you do not promote mass/illegal immigration, Democrats and RINOs call you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, bigot, and even worse things.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/13/20963191/chicago-most-welcoming-city-immigrants-new-american-economy-index
— Illinois Senate offers up Chicago casino ‘compromise,’ but no dice for this week Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said Wednesday the Senate won’t have enough time to pass it this week during the veto session. – Tina Sfondeles and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/13/20963429/chicago-casino-senate-no-compromise
— Trump impeachment inquiry sparks war of spin, disinformation online As the first public hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry began, watchers online launched influence and misinformation efforts across the internet. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/11/13/20963652/trump-impeachment-spin-disinformtion-misinformation

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200: Concerns with LGBTQ content helped spur decision to cancel author’s visit – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191113/district-200-concerns-with-lgbtq-content-helped-spur-decision-to-cancel-authors-visit
— DuPage board adds to mission statement: All are welcome here – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20191113/dupage-board-adds-to-mission-statement-all-are-welcome-here

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get University of Illinois students to promote illegal immigration.
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/university-illinois/ui-student-groups-rally-calls-attention-to-impact-of-dreamers/article_e2985a2e-eb6f-53ef-999d-ce59c5107535.html

HERALD NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: New Lenox rejects local recreational marijuana business – SARWAT S. AHMAD
https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/11/12/in-split-vote-new-lenox-rejects-local-recreational-marijuana-business/a4f90l5/

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: County rejects marijuana sales – David Giuliani
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/county-rejects-marijuana-sales/article_15525a7a-05c3-11ea-84c3-6bcf2fde5517.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Bradley approves cannabis ordinance – Laura McElroy 
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/bradley-approves-cannabis-ordinance/article_6afd0b12-05bb-11ea-9436-67a460b7351c.html

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Uptown’s Dispensary33 Ready To Start Selling Legal Weed At 9 A.M. On Jan. 1 — And Expecting A Crowd Dispensary33 in Uptown is one of three Chicago dispensaries to be given a license to sell recreational pot. – Joe Ward
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/11/13/uptowns-dispensary33-ready-to-start-selling-legal-weed-at-9-a-m-on-jan-1-and-expecting-long-lines/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Trump Reverses Obama on Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption – Christine Misner 
https://illinoisfamily.org/religious/trump-reverses-obama-on-faith-based-foster-care-and-adoption/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— STATE REP DARREN BAILEY: TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP – GOOD FOR ILLINOIS, GOOD FOR AMERICA.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/state-rep-darren-bailey-trumps-leadership-good-for-illinois-good-for-america.html
— DAILY NORTHWESTERN EDITOR REFUSES TO PUBLISH COLLEGE REPUBLICANS’ RESPONSE TO SESSIONS’ PROTEST
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/daily-northwestern-editor-refuses-to-share-college-republicans-response-to-sessions-protest.html
— IS IT CLIMATE SOCIALISM – OR ECO-FASCISM?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/is-it-climate-socialism-or-eco-fascism.html
— NATIVITY SCENE CEREMONY AT STATE CAPITOL PLANNED FOR DEC 3
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/state-capitol-christmas-tree-ceremony-planned-for-dec-3.html
— ILLINOIS REVIEW STARTS 15TH YEAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/11/illinois-review-starts-15th-year-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/11/13/boost-your-cannabis-license-application-by-partnering-with-labor-3/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— More than 600 children ‘recycled’ by migrant smugglers at border: ICE – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/13/more-600-children-recycled-migrant-smugglers-borde/
— What happened to California Republicans? After three decades of radical progressivism, Californians are tiring of one-party rule – Victor Davis Hanson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/13/what-happened-to-california-republicans/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump will probably cave on DACA deportations because that’s what he does on immigration
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-will-probably-cave-on-daca-deportations-because-thats-what-he-does-on-immigration

GOPUSA
— Follow the Money: Meet the ‘Dreamers’ Lobby
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=79438

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Admin Wants To Deny Work Permits To Migrants Who Entered The US Illegally – JASON HOPKINS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/11/13/trump-denying-work-permits-asylum-seekers/

DAILY WIRE
— Denver Fines Business For Refusing To Pick Up Homeless People’s Poop – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/denver-fines-business-for-refusing-to-pick-up-homeless-peoples-poop

NEWSMAX
— Trump Vs. the Democratic Coup – Wayne Allyn Root
https://www.newsmax.com/wayneallynroot/trump-schiff-pelosi-democrats/2019/11/12/id/941340/

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
— The U.S. civil service: Protectors of the republic – John Hudak (DIERSEN: My Democrat superiors in the federal government swore that they would enforce Civil Service protections, but they did not. They failed/refused to protect federal employees who were Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran like me who complained about political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and/or retaliation.) 
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2019/11/13/the-u-s-civil-service-protectors-of-the-republic/

August 16 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Sen. Cullerton Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Embezzlement Charges
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/sen-cullerton-pleads-not-guilty-to-federal-embezzlement-charges/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020 (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Democrats will do everything that they can to destroy the economy.)
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/recession-signs-worry-trump-ahead-of-2020-1

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Joe Walsh.
https://wgnradio.com/2019/08/16/former-republican-member-of-congress-from-illinois-trump-needs-a-primary-challenge/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recreational marijuana is coming, and suburban leaders have some decisions to make – RANDY BLASER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/ct-evr-blaser-column-recreational-pot-tl-0822-20190816-3h7dq4lvxfauphzvlic4w4heuq-story.html
— Feds allege that Koch Foods had history of ‘knowingly hiring and employing illegal aliens’ – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ice-raids-koch-foods-20190816-xrjziewj4zeq3klhnurg2f5jry-story.html
— At the Illinois State Fair, farmers celebrate ag but bemoan a ‘nightmare’ of a year – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-state-fair-farmer-angst-20190816-bywn2ovbjjhsnftzagq5gwxkpi-story.html
— Madigan’s hand-picked Chicago alderman tried to disqualify his opponent by challenging signatures that were never submitted. Now a grand jury is investigating. – GREGORY PRATT and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kim-foxx-13th-ward-investigation-quinn-krupa-madigan-20190816-sblmvx6bfvh5vcakeo2hoxc7t4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Wheaton sets 7:00 PM Monday, August 26, 2019 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, I urge all Wheaton residents who oppose the promotion of pot to attend this hearing and to call for Wheaton to ban the sale of pot.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Naperville set to review details of recreational marijuana sales ban – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20190816/naperville-set-to-review-details-of-recreational-marijuana-sales-ban
— Curran seeks to clarify comment about ‘wrong people’ moving to Lake County – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190816/curran-seeks-to-clarify-comment-about-wrong-people-moving-to-lake-county
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE – AP 
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190816/news/308169850/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Former State Senator Rickey Hendon is in the pot business His West Side shop sells homemade hemp and CBD creams and cooking spices, as well as oils, gummies and other edibles with a goal of getting black people to join in on the looming recreational pot gold rush. – CHERYL V. JACKSON
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/consumer-products/former-state-senator-rickey-hendon-pot-business
— Illinois proves what you didn’t know about the old boiling frog metaphor Raise taxes and take on more debt, but do it gradually. Never mind reforms, corruption, hostility to employers and all the rest. Like the mythical frog, nobody will jump out, Illinois pols seem to think.
– Mark Glennon
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/illinois-proves-what-you-didnt-know-about-old-boiling-frog-metaphor

WBEZ
— Illinois Joins Legal Fight Opposing Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rules – María Ines Zamudio
https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/illinois-joins-legal-fight-opposing-trump-administrations-public-charge-rules/e6fd0372-fc4a-45fb-9e14-8f0fb9357b22

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Cannabis Discussion from DuPage County Perspective
https://www.nctv17.com/news/cannabis-discussion-from-dupage-county-perspective/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Former GOP candidate Kinzler calls for special election to replace indicted Cullerton – Robert Hadley
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513026503-former-gop-candidate-kinzler-calls-for-special-election-to-replace-indicted-cullerton

MCHENRY TIMES
— Ugaste: Senate bill proposing to raise FOID card fees ‘infringes on the rights of too many’ – Glenn Minnis
https://mchenrytimes.com/stories/513001416-ugaste-senate-bill-proposing-to-raise-foid-card-fees-infringes-on-the-rights-of-too-many

CAPITOL FAX
— Has Proft’s Uihlein money dried up?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/has-profts-uihlein-money-dried-up/
— Jim Oberweis, others (Evelyn Sanguinetti and Ted Gradel) picked for NRCC’s “Young Guns” program
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/16/jim-oberweis-others-picked-for-nrccs-young-guns-program/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Vast white supremacist violence in America is a myth the media won’t give up
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/vast-white-supremacist-violence-in-america-is-a-myth-the-media-wont-give-up

GOPUSA
— Google employees demand company not work with ICE
http://www.gopusa.com/google-employees-demand-company-not-work-with-ice/
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize Trump
http://www.gopusa.com/federal-workers-sue-for-the-right-to-criticize-trump/

NEWS BUSTERS
— LEAKED: Top New York Times Editor Battles Leftist Staffers on Trump, Crying Racism – Tim Graham
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2019/08/16/leaked-top-new-york-times-editor-battles-leftist-staffers-trump

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— Feds Subsidize Loans To Posh Eateries, Golf Courses, Yacht Clubs
https://www.oann.com/feds-subsidize-loans-to-posh-eateries-golf-courses-yacht-clubs/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal immigrants to promote illegal immigrants.
https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/457640-immigrants-in-america-fear-should-never-be-our-new-normal

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— The Rev. Franklin Graham slams law requiring schools to teach LGBTQ history: ‘an affront to God’ – Muri Assunção
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-franklin-graham-lgbtq-history-affront-to-god-20190816-2n2l466jevfspbnjwogpg45tma-story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use legal Latinos to promote illegal Latinos.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-16/after-el-paso-latinos-reflect-on-heritage-history-of-racism-in-united-states

UNION BULLETIN
— Dayton City Council fills vacancy in Position 5 with Misty Yost
https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/local_governments/dayton/dayton-city-council-fills-vacancy-in-position-with-misty-yost/article_5a91f39e-c04e-11e9-88cc-5bea548aeff1.html

FORBES
— Appeals Court Okays Dismissal Of Older Worker Said To Lack “Potential” For Promotion – Patricia Barnes (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government get rid of their employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/08/16/appeals-court-okays-dismissal-of-older-worker-said-to-lack-potential-for-promotion/#55b87b2fb380

August 12 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Please join me 10:00 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at the DuPage County Board meeting, and urge the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in its unincorporated areas. AGENDA: http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=14&ID=8566&Inline=True – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— New Trump administration rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/new-rules-can-deny-green-cards-for-immigrants-on-food-stamps/5462110/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Law
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/08/12/gov-pritzker-signs-bill-expansion-of-medical-marijuana-law/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— While Chicago jumps on the ethics reform bandwagon, General Assembly rules remain lax. Where’s the outrage? – Kristen McQueary
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/kristen-mcqueary/ct-column-ethics-tom-cullerton-madigan-mcqueary-20190812-j4vohqs5zbhybp3xgzkbe5mld4-story.html
— Residents question whether video gaming belongs in La Grange – HANK BECKMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/la-grange/ct-dlg-video-gaming-reaction-tl-0815-20190812-btb673w4ojbzpar3ofk5dnmkqq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: New law broadens access to medical marijuana, makes state program permanent – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-medical-marijuana-bill-signing-20190812-fiia7khp2ndn5lf35cdzrwperq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pritzker makes medical marijuana program permanent, adds list of new conditions – Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/8/12/20802391/pritzker-makes-medical-marijuana-program-permanent-adds-list-new-conditions

DAILY HERALD
— State Rep. McSweeney’s next consolidation target: school districts – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190812/state-rep-mcsweeneys-next-consolidation-target-school-districts
— Convoy of historic military vehicles heading to Cantigny – Jeff Reiter
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20190812/convoy-of-historic-military-vehicles-heading-to-cantigny
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote Islam.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190811/suburban-muslims-mark-eid-celebration-with-prayers-sacrifice

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Back from Central America, Chuy Garcia rips Trump The only Latino in Illinois’ congressional delegation accuses Trump of “enabling white supremacy” in El Paso, and says the president’s plans to keep immigrants out actually will attract more. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters a) promote hatred against Trump and b) promote illegal immigration.) 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/back-central-america-chuy-garcia-rips-trump

ILLINOIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
— Recreational Marijuana and its Impact on the Illinois Workplace Examined – August 20 at COD
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egf19j1z5357391e&llr=omjkt4dab

DUPAGE COUNTY PREVENTION LEADERSHIP TEAM
— Marijuana Policy Workshop – September 11 
https://files.constantcontact.com/4b1e868c001/f1788368-98f3-47c1-99f0-6d06bfb76c3a.pdf

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Wise and Honest Candidates Needed – John Biver
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2019/08/wise-and-honest-candidates-needed/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— URL DISPUTE IN 6TH CD GOP PRIMARY HEATS UP
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/dispute-in-6th-cd-primary-.html
— THORNER: FOURTH ‘SQUAD’ MEMBER AYANNA PRESSLEY HAS CHICAGO CONNECTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/thorner-fourth-squad-member-ayanna-pressley-has-chicago-connections.html
— CA DMV DISCOVERS 84,000 DUPLICATE VOTER REGISTRATIONS. HOW MANY IN IL?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/ca-dmv-discovers-84000-duplicate-voter-registrations-how-many-in-il.html
— ILLINOIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO STUDY IDENTIFIED LGBT HISTORICAL FIGURES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/illinois-public-schools-history-to-include-lgbt-.html
— TRUMP ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ENFORCE LONG-IGNORED POLICY BANNING WELFARE FOR NON-CITIZENS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/trump-announces-plans-to-enforce-long-ignored-policy-banning-welfare-for-non-citizens.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Curran says he will be “Tier One” candidate against Durbin
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/curran-says-he-will-be-tier-one-candidate-against-durbin/
— Illinois Municipal League wants some medical patients to register with the police
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/iml-wants-some-medical-patients-to-register-with-the-police/
— It’s not enough to just say you want transparency, governor
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/its-not-enough-to-just-say-you-want-transparency-governor/
— Edgar tees off on Eastern Bloc
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/12/edgar-tees-off-on-eastern-bloc/

AMERICAN THINKER
— What Kind of Rhetoric Causes the Shooting of Whites? – Selwyn Duke
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/what_kind_of_rhetoric_causes_the_shooting_of_whites_.html

BREITBART
— Public Charge: Self-Sufficient Immigrants Proficient in English Favored for Green Cards – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/public-charge-favors-self-sufficiency/
— Bette Midler Defends Scaramucci: We All Know Trump Is a ‘Racist, White Supremacist Nutjob’ – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/12/bette-midler-defends-scaramucci-we-all-know-trump-racist-white-supremacist-nutjob/

CONSERVATIVE DAILY NEWS
— Red-Flag Gun Control Warnings, Really? – Amanda Alverez
https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2019/08/red-flag-gun-control-warnings-really/

DAILY WIRE
— NYT Is Trying To Link Mainstream Conservatism To White Supremacy – Ben Shapiro
https://www.dailywire.com/news/50522/shapiro-nyt-trying-link-mainstream-conservatism-daily-wire

PJ MEDIA
— 7 Times MSNBC Hosts Compared Trump to Hitler … in July – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/7-times-msnbc-hosts-compared-trump-to-hitler-in-july/
— Ilhan Omar Falsely Claims That ‘White Men’ Are Greater Threat Than Jihadis – ROBERT SPENCER
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/ilhan-omar-falsely-claims-that-white-men-are-greater-threat-than-jihadis/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Unhinged MSNBCers Keep Comparing Trump to Hitler – Geoffrey Dickens 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/geoffrey-dickens/2019/08/09/cant-stop-wont-stop-unhinged-msnbcers-keep-comparing-trump

TOWNHALL
— Beto: Let’s Face It, It’s ‘Really Hard’ Not To Consider All Trump Voters Racists – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2019/08/12/beto-lets-face-it-its-really-hard-not-to-consider-all-trump-voters-racists-n2551492

THE HILL
— A Trump-hater says “GOP’s disregard for venomous Trump rhetoric against Latinos is inexcusable.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/457155-gops-disregard-for-venomous-trump-rhetoric-against-latinos-is-inexcusable
— A Trump-hater says “For-profit immigration detention centers are a national scandal.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/457067-for-profit-immigration-detention-centers-are-a-national-scandal

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Anger at being labeled racist is the new ‘cultural anxiety’ for Trump supporters.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/12/anger-being-labeled-racist-is-new-cultural-anxiety-trump-supporters/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “A guide to the ugly ideology we’re up against, and how politicians like Trump spread it.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/guide-ugly-ideology-were-up-against-how-politicians-like-trump-spread-it/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Most Americans have rejected Trump’s xenophobia.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/12/americans-have-rejected-trumps-xenophobia-mostly/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Democrats move to the extreme on immigration – Alfonso Aguilar 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Democrats-move-to-the-extreme-on-immigration-14296558.php

FORTUNE
— 2020 Candidates Focus on Criminal Justice, White Supremacy at Forum Before Black Journalists Convention – Melanie Eversley
https://fortune.com/2019/08/12/2020-candidates-debate-nabj/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “How Frail Elders Will Pay For Trump’s New Anti-Immigrant Rules.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2019/08/12/how-frail-elders-will-pay-for-trumps-new-anti-immigrant-rules/#6fecfbd25b44

August 10 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Don’t like Biden’s gaffes? Consider the alternatives – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-joe-biden-donald-trump-breitbart-page-20190809-w5yhjadarfeofjtwi4oh4hea7a-story.html
— A year after 75 were shot over a weekend, Chicago police have not solved most of the attacks: ‘We’re not happy. We’re not pleased’ – JEREMY GORNER, ANNIE SWEENEY and MADELINE BUCKLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-most-violent-weekend-one-year-later-20190810-mrdyv7r5prhjvhcpoorguxigsy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred of Trump. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/9/20798732/how-nazi-german-happened-and-other-random-thoughts

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats glorify and praise illegals.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/interactive-border-wall-mural-tells-stories-of-deported/5458574/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump is ‘radicalizing stadiums of people’ – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ocasio-cortez-trump-radicalizing-stadiums-people

AMERICAN THINKER
— Labor unions officially abandon the interests of their members – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/labor_unions_officially_abandon_the_interests_of_their_members.html

BREITBART
— Elizabeth Warren Defends Calling Trump a White Supremacist, Repeats Charlottesville Hoax – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/10/elizabeth-warren-defends-calling-trump-white-supremacist-repeats-charlottesville-hoax/

CNS NEWS
— Candace Owens: White Supremacy Isn’t What’s Harming Black America – ‘It’s Liberal Supremacy’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/melanie-arter/candace-owens-white-supremacy-isnt-whats-harming-black-america-its

RED STATE
— Wages Will Go Up When Illegal Aliens Are Deported. – Mike Ford
https://www.redstate.com/darth641/2019/08/10/wages-will-go-up-when-illegal-aliens-are-deported./

EPOCH TIMES
— Democrats and the Media Wield ‘Racism’ to Attack Free Speech – Tom Borelli
https://m.theepochtimes.com/democrats-and-the-media-wield-racism-to-attack-free-speech_3037413.html

CBS NEWS

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump’s words encourage white supremacist violence.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-bloomberg-says-trumps-words-encourage-white-supremacist-violence/

MSNBC
— Trump business continues to employ undocumented workers: WashPost
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/trump-business-continues-to-employ-undocumented-workers-washpost-65813061810

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use El Paso to demonize, to denigrate and to condemn Whites. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/10/opinion/sunday/el-paso-shooting-immigrants.html

MEDIAITE
— Ex-GOP Rep. Joe Walsh Goes After Tucker Carlson Viewers: How Many Saw His White Supremacy Comments and ‘Nodded?’ – Connor Mannion
https://www.mediaite.com/trump/ex-gop-rep-joe-walsh-goes-after-tucker-carlson-viewers-how-many-saw-his-white-supremacy-comments-and-nodded/

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: OUTSTANDING: Wheaton College is the 7th least and IIT is the 15th least cannabis-friendly college.
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/here-are-the-top-20-most-and-least-marijuana-friendly-u-s-colleges/

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— Diersen asks the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) to host a candidate forum for the Republican Wheaton West District City Council candidates at its 7:00 PM Wednesday August 14, 2019 meeting at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, or alternatively, during the following 2 weeks.

The Republican candidates are Edward Ahern, Jeffery Antonelli, Angela Blatner, Dave Diersen, Nancy Harding, Mark Kmiecik, and Robert McNeily.

Diersen asks MTRCC to provide relevant information about the aforesaid candidates to its members who represent Republican voters in Wheaton’s West District. Those MTRCC members are Joseph Caruso, Dave Diersen, Thomas Elsner, Arthur Grant, Ralph Hinkle, Marty Keller, John Kocinski, Robert Krzyzewski, Michael Hinsdale, Jae Kwon, Robert Larsen, Connor McCarthy, Robert McNeily, Ronald Menna, Elizabeth Tatro, James Ryan, Mark Thomas, and Herbert Wehling.

The goal of the candidate forum and providing information on the candidates is to help the aforesaid Wheaton West District MTRCC members recommend the best possible candidate to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy.   

Many Republican candidates, elected officials, and party leaders routinely attend MTRCC meetings. I hope that the following will attend MTRCC’s August 14 meeting: a) 6th Congressional District candidates Jeanne Ives and Evelyn Sanguinetti; b) DuPage County Recorder candidates Ron Almiron and Babette Holder; c) Wheaton’s mayor and City Council members; d) Illinois officials including Amy Grant; e) DuPage County officials including Robert Berlin, Fred Bucholz, Daniel Cronin, Pete DiCianni, Grant Eckhoff, Timothy Elliott, Robert Grogan, Gwen Henry, Richard Jorgensen, Christopher Kachiroubas, Robert Larsen, Paula McGowen, James Mendrick, Al Murphy, Sean Noonan, Jeffrey Redick, Darlene Ruscitti, Timothy Whelan, and Jim Zay; f) Milton Township officials including Sal Falbo, Chris Heidorn, Gail Hinkle, Marty Keller, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehlfelt, David Molitor, John Monino, and Yada Nathwani; g) Wheaton Park District officials including Michael Benard; h) School District 200 officials; and i) College of DuPage officials including Annette Corrigan, Christine Fenne, Heidi Holan, and Frank Napolitano.

Further, I ask MTRCC to brief its members at the meeting on actions being taken to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County’s unincorporated areas and in Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Downers Grove, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, and the rest of the 38 municipalities in DuPage County. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

August 8 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— No welcome wagon for Blago: Top Illinois pols unhappy with Trump clemency talk “President Trump has some pretty important things that he ought to be dealing with, not the least of which is the mindless killings over the last week and gun safety. I wish he focused on that,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker told reporters at the Illinois State Fair. “Governor Blagojevich should remain in prison.” – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/8/20792123/rod-blagojevich-clemency-illinois-politicians-not-happy
— Illinois Senate prez says indicted Sen. Thomas Cullerton is still ‘a valued member of the caucus and a friend of mine’ The Villa Park Democrat has raised about $30,000 in campaign contributions since the first news report, in April, that he was under investigation, records show. – Robert Herguth
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20792072/thomas-cullerton-illinois-senate-president-campaign-contributions-finance-james-deleo-al-ronan
— How a Waukegan truck stop became a gambling gold mine — the latest installment in ‘The Bad Bet’ The owners of one of Illinois’ largest video slot and poker companies are behind efforts to influence city politics, expand gambling and build a casino near land they control. – Jason Grotto
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/8/20759426/video-gambling-waukegan-truck-stop-thorntons-michael-bond-andrew-hochberg-bad-bet

DAILY HERALD
— Voter leagues helping DuPage clerk prepare for potentially historic turnout in 2020 – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/voter-leagues-helping-dupage-clerk-prepare-for-potentially-historic-turnout-in-2020–
— Palatine village council to vote on video gambling Monday
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190808/palatine-village-council-to-vote-on-video-gambling-monday
— GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20190808/news/308089897/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Blagojevich clemency would turn rule of law on its head A presidential pardon or merely a commutation, if either occurs, would cause significant if unpredictable political damage to both Democrats and Republicans here. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/blagojevich-clemency-would-turn-rule-law-its-head

WTTW
— Nearly 2 Billion Opioid Pills Supplied to Illinois Over 7 Years – Kristen Thometz 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/08/08/nearly-2-billion-opioid-pills-supplied-illinois-over-7-years

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— OUTSTANDING: Sugar Grove officials not likely to allow marijuana sales in village Topic debated at Aug. 6 village meeting – MEGANN HORSTEAD
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/07/sugar-grove-officials-not-likely-to-allow-marijuana-sales-in-village/abibber/

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/state_news/illinois-leaders-keep-blagojevich-in-prison/article_f2bf908f-2607-5d92-bcc8-bb146d4c4e8c.html

FOX NEWS
— Adam Kinzinger: ‘Serious movement’ brewing to overturn entire Second Amendment – Nick Givas
https://www.foxnews.com/media/second-amendment-red-flag-laws-mass-shootings
— McConnell says Senate will consider gun background checks – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/mcconnell-says-senate-will-consider-gun-background-checks

GOPUSA
— How does a mayor (Lightfoot) defend 7 killings and 52 wounded? By attacking a Trump.
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=73948

CNS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Cory Booker continues to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/cory-booker-trump-administration-continuing-terrorize-immigrants

NEWSMAX
— Trump Haters Cover Up Years of His Unifying, Anti-Racist Rhetoric – Deroy Murdock
https://www.newsmax.com/murdock/trump-unifying-rhetoric/2019/08/08/id/927925/

FEDERALIST
— Shootings Are Not About Gun Control Or White Supremacy. Just Ask Chicago The real issue at the heart of these mass shootings lies with the pain the men who commit these acts are feeling. – Justin McClinton
https://thefederalist.com/2019/08/08/shootings-not-gun-control-white-supremacy-just-ask-chicago/

PJ MEDIA
— NY Times Finds That All of Its Trump-Bashing Isn’t Working as Planned – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/ny-times-finds-that-all-of-its-trump-bashing-isnt-working-as-planned/

ONE NEWS NOW
— Media finds way to up ante on Trump-is-Hitler stories – Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl
https://onenewsnow.com/media/2019/08/08/media-finds-way-to-up-ante-on-trump-is-hitler-stories

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/us/politics/beto-elizabeth-warren-trump-white-supremacist.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/08/07/bidens-big-speech/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-booker-attack-trump-and-racism-with-scathing-words–and-different-messages/2019/08/07/f7946a6e-b874-11e9-bad6-609f75bfd97f_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote backlash against billionaire owner of SoulCycle, Miami Dolphins over Trump fundraiser.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/billionaire-owner-of-soulcycle-miami-dolphins-endures-backlash-over-trump-fundraiser/2019/08/07/ce816790-b936-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think – Miranda Devine
https://nypost.com/2019/08/07/the-link-between-pot-and-mass-shootings-may-be-closer-than-we-think/

BLOOMBERG
— McConnell Greeted at Home by Protests, Pressure Over Gun Laws – Laura Litvan
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-08/-cool-customer-mcconnell-facing-protests-pressure-on-gun-laws

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/theres-blood-on-your-little-hands-trumps-visit-to-el-paso-energizes-his-opponents

JD SUPRA
— BEYOND DISGUSTING, BEYOND TRAGIC: America’s Growing Embrace of Cannabis
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/america-s-growing-embrace-of-cannabis-93136/

August 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dayton shooting: Trump visits Wednesday as community mourns lives lost, debates gun control – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-visits-dayton-as-community-mourns-lives-lost-debates-gun-control/5449392/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump seeks to link Dayton shooter to liberal politics – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/politics/trump-seeks-to-link-dayton-shooter-to-liberal-politics-1

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Concerns over mass shootings and other crises prompt DuPage officials to create countywide law enforcement task force – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-law-enforcement-task-force-20190807-enbe7yspzfb7flnbuooqtkpn6i-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-el-paso-tolerance-language-20190807-phcfgkpq2jfp3mzyiisuy2kbxm-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-trump-hate-el-paso-dayton-chapman-20190807-a2hb3ej53fafvcs6bckmrrdeoe-story.html
— Protesters greet President Trump in Dayton, Ohio, after mass shooting; El Paso visit is next – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-el-paso-dayton-shootings-20190807-mylnnhij6fftha2cxmtcysjioi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Grayslake bans recreational marijuana sales until at least 2021 – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/grayslake-bans-recreational-marijuana-sales-until-at-least-2021
— DuPage police form countywide task force to combat major crimes – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/dupage-police-form-countywide-task-force-to-combat-major-crimes
— Wheaton sets August 26 hearing on proposed marijuana sales ban (DIERSEN: At previous City Council meetings, Bob Cherry, B.J. Slinger, Tim Whelan, and I have spoken against the sale of Marijuana in Wheaton.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/wheaton-sets-hearing-on-proposed-marijuana-sales-ban
— Former Lake County sheriff Mark Curran to run for U.S. Senate – Doug T. Graham
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190807/former-lake-county-sheriff-to-run-for-us-senate

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Political squabbles endanger national security, Duckworth warns Illinois’ junior senator tells a City Club audience America is “at a breaking point” unless the country can unite to fix the economy, invest in infrastructure and halt climate change. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/political-squabbles-endanger-national-security-duckworth-warns

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— This is why you should care about the 13th District, even if you can’t vote in it – JOSEPH BUSTOS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/article233114797.html

ST. CHARLES PATCH
— Recreational Cannabis Sales In St. Charles: Discussion Date When and where a second discussion is set to take place. – Rebecca Bream 
https://patch.com/illinois/stcharles-il/recreational-cannabis-sales-st-charles-discussion-date

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— House GOP campaign arm touts increasingly diverse 2020 field – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/house-gop-campaign-arm-touts-increasingly-diverse-2020-field

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Biden parrots Trump in Iowa as he blasts him for white supremacy sympathies and gun control inaction – Naomi Lim 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-parrots-trump-in-iowa-as-he-blasts-him-for-white-supremacy-sympathies-and-gun-control-inaction
— Media ‘unhinged’ over shootings, ‘unprecedented levels of left-wing bias’ – Paul Bedard 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/media-unhinged-over-shootings-unprecedented-levels-of-left-wing-bias

FOX NEWS
— New York Times changes ‘Trump urges unity vs. racism’ headline after backlash
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/new-york-times-changes-trump-urges-unity-vs-racism-headline-after-backlash
— Beto O’Rourke calls Trump ‘white supremacist,’ says US ‘has been racist since it’s been a country’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
https://www.foxnews.com/media/beto-orourke-calls-trump-a-white-supremacist-says-us-has-been-racist-since-its-been-a-country

BREITBART
— ICE Arrests 680 Illegal Aliens in Largest Single-State Raid in U.S. History – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/07/ice-arrests-680-illegal-aliens-in-largest-single-state-raid-in-u-s-history/
— Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’ Depicts Trump Supporters as KKK Members – Warner Todd Huston
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/07/netflixs-dear-white-people-depicts-trump-supporters-as-kkk-members/
— ESPN Pulls Trailer for Movie Where Liberals Hunt ‘Deplorables’ for Sport – HANNAH BLEAU
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/07/espn-pulls-trailer-for-movie-where-liberals-hunt-deplorables-for-sport/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Republicans should jump to push for our security and self-defense – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/republicans-jump-push-security-self-defense/

CNS NEWS
— Biden: ‘This President Has Fanned the Flames of White Supremacy’ – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/biden-his-both-clear-language-and-code-president-hs-fanned-flames-white

DAILY CALLER
— Do Democratic Presidential Candidates Belong On A Terrorist Watch List? – Ann Coulter
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/coulter-democratic-terror/
— Biden Blasts Trump For Enabling White Supremacists – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/biden-white-supremacy-trump-iowa/
— Trump Says He’s ‘All In Favor’ Of Background Checks For Weapons – AUDREY CONKLIN
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/07/trump-background-checks-guns/

TOWNHALL
— Former FBI Top-Brass: Trump’s Half-Staff Order Is Dog-Whistling White Supremacists – Yuichiro Kakutani
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/yuichirokakutani/2019/08/07/former-fbi-topbrass-trumps-halfstaff-order-is-dogwhistling-white-supremacists-n2551350
— Democratic Dystopia: End Anglo-America, Welcome the World, Evict the Unborn – Ilana Mercer
https://townhall.com/columnists/ilanamercer/2019/08/07/democratic-dystopia-end-angloamerica-welcome-the-world-evict-the-unborn-n2551320
— It’s an Invasion!…of Moronic Arguments – Ann Coulter
https://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2019/08/07/its-an-invasion–of-moronic-arguments-n2551356

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Says ‘Mentally Unstable, Seriously Ill People’ Shouldn’t Have Guns – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://m.theepochtimes.com/trump-says-mentally-unstable-seriously-ill-people-shouldnt-have-guns_3033254.html

THE HILL
— ICE agents arrest 680 undocumented workers in Mississippi – RAFAEL BERNAL AND CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
https://thehill.com/latino/456566-immigration-agents-arrest-680-mississippi-food-processing-facilities
— Donald Trump’s no racist, as past acts and presidential record prove – ANDREW STEIN
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/456523-donald-trumps-no-racist-as-past-acts-and-presidential-record-prove
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Hispanics say Trump’s words are too little, too late.”
https://thehill.com/latino/456458-hispanics-say-trumps-words-are-too-little-too-late

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Democratic Socialists Sound Like Democrats Workers of the world, unite! But whatever you do, please don’t clap. – Elliot Kaufman
https://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-socialists-sound-like-democrats-11565214408

NEWSWEEK
— TRUMP CAMPAIGN REFUSES TO STOP USING ‘INVASION’ TO DESCRIBE MIGRANTS, CLAIMS IT’S ‘ACCURATE’ – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-invasion-migrants-border-1453002
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats get “TEXAS TOP CATHOLIC LEADER” to tell Trump “PRESIDENT STOP YOUR HATRED.” How soon, if not already, will Democrats succeed in getting top Catholic leaders to send Trump, and everyone who does not hate Trump, straight to HELL?) 
https://www.newsweek.com/top-texas-catholic-leader-trump-stop-your-hatred-racism-1452877

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/tucker-carlson-trump-white-supremacy-terrorism-el-paso.html

August 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— El Paso shooting: 20 dead, dozens injured near Cielo Vista Mall Walmart, governor says
https://abc7chicago.com/el-paso-shooting-at-least-18-dead-dozens-injured-live-coverage/5440435/
— Suburban decline and rising property taxes – BGA
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/weekend-watch-suburban-decline-and-rising-property-taxes/5440193/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says Trump migrant policies are “immoral and unjust.” 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-schneider-border-visit-st-0803-20190802-fpgm73iyuzabjndtb7i4566eqq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: South Loop mosque uses women and LBGTQers to promote Islam.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-south-loop-mosque-female-prayer-leader-20190803-56axwv37arfm3i3gajgc4umgb4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump haters blast “Trump’s latest assault on food stamps.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/8/3/20751734/donald-trump-administration-food-stamps-snap-benefits

DAILY HERALD
— Will pot sales fuel prevention funding? Advocates fear not – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190803/will-pot-sales-fuel-prevention-funding-advocates-fear-not
— OUTSTANDING: Stevenson teens rally against ‘ridiculous’ pot industry ads – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190803/stevenson-teens-rally-against-ridiculous-pot-industry-ads
— Illinois’ revolving door from public office to paid lobbyist – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190803/editorial-illinois-revolving-door-from-public-office-to-paid-lobbyist
— Curran concedes in Lake sheriff’s race, nine months after election
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190803/curran-concedes-in-lake-sheriffs-race-nine-months-after-election

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Vermilion County state’s attorney Jacqueline Lacy announces bid for re-election – Noelle McGee
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/vermilion-county-state-s-attorney-announces-bid-for-re-election/article_a54cb5f8-28b7-59d9-979d-c064be406af9.html

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL
— 2020 election packets available next month
https://www.commercial-news.com/news/local_news/election-packets-available-next-month/article_418bf3a4-1de4-555b-bb8c-7ef0cfbd6892.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Officials Respond To Shooting In El Paso – MICHEL MARTIN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/officials-respond-shooting-el-paso#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois community colleges eye programs to train students for marijuana industry
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-community-colleges-eye-programs-to-train-students-for-marijuana/article_fe786432-b55b-11e9-8915-d31dd80850eb.html

FOX NEWS
— ‘End this carnage’: Trump, 2020 Dems lead response to El Paso mass shooting – Vandana Rambaran
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/end-this-carnage-donald-trump-2020-dems-joe-biden-cory-booker-pete-buttigieg

AMERICAN THINKER
— Another ungrateful migrant creates a new ‘narrative’ for ingratitude – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/another_ungrateful_migrant_creates_a_new_narrative_for_ingratitude.html
— Baltimore black kids escape to Trump country – Lloyd Marcus
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/baltimore_black_kids_escape_to_trump_country.html

BREITBART
— Ann Coulter: 2020 Democrat Party Base ‘Exact Same People Who Voted for Hugo Chavez’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/03/exclusive-ann-coulter-2020-democrat-party-base-exact-same-people-who-voted-for-hugo-chavez/
— Democrats Line Up Behind Impeachment Despite Mueller Testimony Dud, Voter Support Slippage – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/02/democrats-line-up-behind-impeachment-despite-mueller-testimony-dud-voter-support-slippage/
— Hollywood Blames Trump for El Paso Shooting: ‘The President of the United States Bears Responsibility’ – JEROME HUDSON
https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/08/03/hollywood-blames-trump-el-paso-shooting/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Don Jr. describes ‘daily’ violent threats against family after ‘piece of garbage’ actor taunts Trump sons – Victor Rantala 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/08/03/don-jr-describes-daily-violent-threats-against-family-after-piece-of-garbage-actor-taunts-trump-sons-781165

WORLD NET DAILY
— THE DEMOCRATS’ ‘TRILLION HERE, TRILLION THERE’ Jane Chastain offers examples of how much $1,000,000,000,000 really is
https://www.wnd.com/2019/07/the-democrats-trillion-here-trillion-there/

THE HILL
— Trump pledges support after ‘terrible’ shooting in El Paso: ‘God be with you all!’ – JOHN BOWDEN 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/456065-trump-pledges-support-after-terrible-shooting-in-el-paso-god-be-with
— Democrats demonize wealthy to deflect from disastrous agendas – JONATHAN TURLEY
https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/456037-democrats-demonize-wealthy-to-deflect-from-disastrous-agendas
— Biden faces scrutiny for his age from other Democrats – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/456010-biden-faces-scrutiny-for-his-age-from-other-democrats

NEW YORK TIMES
— El Paso Shooting: 20 People Are Dead in Massacre at Walmart – Simon Romero, Manny Fernandez and Mariel Padilla
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/us/el-paso-walmart-shooting.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Those who hate White men promote hatred against White men.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/opinion/sunday/trump-white-men.html

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred against Whites and then hint/imply/argue/shout that Trump inspires White supremacist terrorism. 
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2019/08/03/we-have-a-gun-problem-and-we-have-a-white-supremacist-terrorism-problem/

FORWARD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Google drives traffic to this website that says “The El Paso Killer Loved Trump. Do You? Then You’re Responsible, Too.”
https://forward.com/opinion/428847/the-el-paso-shooter-supported-trump-if-you-do-too-you-are-supporting-the/