January 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Michael Madigan ‘suspending’ campaign to continue as Illinois House speaker
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-suspending-campaign-to-continue-as-illinois-house-speaker/9561341/
— FBI: Armed protests planned in all 50 states between now and Inauguration Day – Chuck Goudie
https://abc7chicago.com/fbi-armed-protests-planned-in-all-50-states-over-next-10-days/9564979/

NBC5
— DC Attorney General Considers Riot Incitement Charges Against Donald Trump Jr., Giuliani, GOP Rep. Brooks – Dan Mangan
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/d-c-attorney-general-considers-riot-incitement-charges-against-donald-trump-jr-giuliani-gop-rep-brooks/2413647/
— ISP ‘Tracking Possible Events’ at Illinois Capitol This Weekend After FBI Memo. A memo from the FBI warned law enforcement agencies across the country of possible armed protests at all 50 state Capitols
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/isp-tracking-possible-events-at-illinois-capitol-this-weekend-after-fbi-memo/2413772/
— Law Enforcement: We’ll Be Ready for Joe Biden’s Inauguration. Trump is skipping Biden’s inaugural, a decision Biden said was a “good thing,” though Vice President Mike Pence and his wife plan to attend. – Colleen Long and Alexandra Jaffe
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/biden-administration/biden-team-reveals-theme-of-inauguration-america-united/2413636/

CBS2
— Opposition For Illinois Police Reform Bill That Holds Officers Liable For Civil Suits When Violating Constitutional Rights, Requires Body Cameras – Suzanne Le Mignot
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/11/opposition-for-illinois-police-reform-bill-that-holds-officers-liable-for-civil-suits-when-violating-constitutional-rights-requires-body-cameras/

WGN RADIO
— Germany’s Merkel: Trump’s Twitter eviction ‘problematic’ – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/germanys-merkel-trumps-twitter-eviction-problematic/

WLS AM
— Pence and Trump finally speak after post-riot estrangement
https://www.wlsam.com/news/pence-and-trump-remain-estranged-in-aftermath-of-riot/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— The exit sign for Mike Madigan is lit. Finish the job, Democrats. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-resign-house-speaker-20210111-ecq5tluopna4jezf7bi3qe7d7i-story.html
— In politically calculated move, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan suspends bid for another term but doesn’t bow out – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-race-20210111-2ugyt2trtjg65fnlcn2exejtru-story.html
— Madigan suspends speaker bid, is it a path to victory? | Where your Illinois congressman stands on Trump impeachment | FBI warns more violence possible across the US – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-pause-speaker-trump-impeachment-illinois-delegation-spin-20210112-vyfb7xmxlnhmld3onnfuozxpbm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Downstate Republican state legislator who collapsed during House proceedings hoping to leave hospital soon. Jose Durbin, the chief of staff for the Republican Rep. Darren Bailey, said Bailey might return on Tuesday. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/11/22224994/darren-bailey-collapse-illinois-house-session-return-tuesday-legislature
— Madigan suspends campaign for House speaker so Democrats ‘can work to find someone, other than me. In a stunning move, the long-serving House speaker, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, is putting on hold his campaign to be re-elected speaker. Fifty-one House Democrats voted for Madigan to remain in the position he’s held for almost four decades in their first round of voting Sunday, short of the 60 needed. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/11/22225056/michael-madigan-suspend-campaign-house-speaker-legislature
— Illinois Senate passes firefighter pension bill over mayor’s strenuous objections. City Hall says the bill would saddle beleaguered Chicago taxpayers with $18 million in additional costs the first year, $30 million every year after that and $850 million by 2055. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/1/11/22225434/firefighter-pensions-increase-illinois-senate-bill-passes-chicago-mayor-objects
— Fired for storming the Capitol? Why most workers aren’t protected for what they do on their own time – Elizabeth C. Tippett
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/11/22225040/fired-for-storming-the-capitol

DAILY HERALD
— Ives to return donations from Inverness businessman charged in Capitol riots – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210110/ives-to-return-donations-from-inverness-businessman-charged-in-capitol-riots

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan suspends campaign for speaker But he says he’s not ending his bid to be re-elected to lead the Illinois House. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigan-suspends-campaign-speaker

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Chicago police investigating if employees in Capitol attack – AP
https://www.bnd.com/news/state/illinois/article248437155.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois faces major challenges amid COVID fallout as Speaker Madigan struggles to hold onto power – RICK PEARSON
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-faces-major-challenges-amid-covid-fallout-as-speaker-madigan-struggles-to-hold-onto-power/article_8182f2da-f29d-5064-a53d-8658ca51f8c4.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— New York State Bar Association Considers Expelling Rudy Giuliani – MERRIT KENNEDY
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/new-york-state-bar-association-considers-expelling-rudy-giuliani#stream/0
— Trump Misses Deadline For Reporting First Census Results To Congress
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-misses-deadline-reporting-first-census-results-congress#stream/0
— Invoking Nazi Germany, Arnold Schwarzenegger Denounces Capitol Siege
(DIERSEN: If Trump-haters invoke Hitler, it is OK, but if Trump-supporters invoke Hitler, it is not OK.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/invoking-nazi-germany-arnold-schwarzenegger-denounces-capitol-siege#stream/0
— BLM Activists Cite Difference Between BLM Protests, Capitol Breach – JUANA SUMMERS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/activists-cite-difference-between-blm-protests-capitol-breach#stream/0
— Facebook Taps Former Obama Official As Vice President Of Civil Rights – BRAKKTON BOOKER
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, 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.nprillinois.org/post/facebook-taps-former-obama-official-vice-president-civil-civil-rights#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Working to bridge the opportunity divide in communities of color across the U.S. – Reyna Harvey
(DIERSEN: Where were you raised? According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, my being raised in Crete gave me tremendous unfair advantages over minorities and over females notwithstanding the fact that neither of my outstanding parents attended college, my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, and my mother never attended high school.)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/hidden-history/black-history-month/yearup-working-to-bridge-the-opportunity-divide-in-communities-of-color-across-the-u-s/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Official In Dispute With Bosses. Trustees are set to appoint an acting finance director, while the current one remains on leave. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-official-dispute-bosses

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Latinos Want Their Population Gains to Increase Their Representation. Madigan may be key. – Derrick Blakley
(DIERSEN: Everyone can ask what percent of those who represent them share their demographics: race, gender, age group, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, homeowner/renter, income range, net worth range, education, profession, veteran status, health status, liberal/moderate/conservative, political affiliation, Trump hater/supporter, gun owner status, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.)
https://www.centerforilpolitics.org/articles/latinos-want-their-population-gains-to-transcend-to-more-representation

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Announces Open Process & Timeline for Selection of New Chairman
https://mailchi.mp/a6f9781827ce/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4707208?e=766e44889d
— Illinois Republican Party Chairman Qualifications 2021
https://illinois.gop/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Illinois-Republican-Party-Chairman-Application.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MADIGAN FACES REBELLION WITHIN DEMOCRAT HOUSE CAUCUS; 5TH TERM LEFTIST LEADS OPPOSITION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/madigan-faces-rebellion-within-democrat-house-caucus-5th-term-leftist-leads-opposition.html
— IL GOP OPENS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR NEXT CHAIRMAN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/il-gop-opens-application-process-for-next-chairman.html
— DURBIN, SCHNEIDER BILL COULD DEEM MAGA RALLIES “DOMESTIC TERRORIST ACTIVITY,” CURRAN RESPONDS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/durbin-schneider-bill-could-deem-maga-rallies-domestic-terrorist-activity-curran-responds.html
— ILLINOIS DEMOCRATS FOCUS ON PUSHING THROUGH STATEWIDE “DEFUND THE POLICE” BILL THIS WEEK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-democrats-focus-on-pushing-through-statewide-defund-the-police-bill-this-week.html
— WE MUST HEED LINCOLN’S WARNING ABOUT MOB RULE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/we-must-heed-lincolns-warning-about-mob-rule.html
— 9 WASTEFUL PROGRAMS FROM MASSIVE SPENDING BILL THAT CAN, AND SHOULD, BE REVERSED
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/9-wasteful-programs-from-massive-spending-bill-that-can-and-should-be-reversed.html
— BIZ GROUPS OPPOSE PRITZKER’S $500B TAX HIKE ON ILLINOIS’ SMALL BUSINESSES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/business-groups-join-to-oppose-pritzkers-500b-tax-hike-on-illinois-small-businesses-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 4,776 new confirmed and probable cases; 53 additional deaths; 3,540 hospitalized; 759 in ICU; 7.6 percent case positivity rate; 8.9 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/11/4776-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-53-additional-deaths-3540-hospitalized-759-in-icu-76-percent-case-positivity-rate-89-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Who should be the next ILGOP chair? Explain.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/11/question-of-the-day-3189/
— Women’s groups now say that new House Speaker must have supported the ERA, HB40 and the RHA
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/11/womens-groups-now-say-that-new-house-speaker-must-have-supported-the-era-hb40-and-the-rha/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Kinzinger.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/11/keep-an-eye-on-kinzinger/
— ISP will have “all available resources at our disposal” to respond to threats
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/11/isp-will-have-all-available-resources-at-our-disposal-to-respond-to-threats/
— Despite suspension of his campaign, Madigan still has staunch loyalists
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/11/despite-suspension-of-his-campaign-madigan-still-has-staunch-loyalists/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— GOP blocks Pelosi’s first attempt to punish Trump after Capitol attack – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/11/gop-blocks-pelosis-first-attempt-punish-trump-afte/
— Pompeo slams anti-American ‘woke-ism’ at Voice of America, U.S. broadcast outlets
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/11/pompeo-slams-anti-american-woke-ism-voice-america-/
— Up to 15,000 National Guard troops to be in D.C. for Biden inauguration – Mike Glenn
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/11/15000-national-guard-troops-will-be-dc-biden-inaug/

BLAZE
— Leaders in Germany and France attack Twitter’s move to ban President Trump, blast Big Tech for curbing free speech. ‘Problematic’ – Chris
Field (DIERSEN: Google constructively bans my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails by refusing to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website.)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/leaders-germany-france-attack-big-tech-trump-ban
— Nancy Pelosi says ‘whiteness’ to blame for US Capitol riots: ‘That’s what this is about’ ‘People in our country, led by this President, for the moment, who have chosen their whiteness over democracy’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/pelosi-blames-whiteness-capitol-riots
— FBI warns ‘armed protests’ are being planned in all 50 states ahead of Inauguration Day ”A huge uprising’ – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/fbi-armed-protests-being-planned

TOWNHALL
— Instead of Impeachment, McCarthy Wants Congress to Address Four Other Areas – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/11/gop-leader-mccarthy-offers-four-alternatives-to-impeachment-n2582971

ONE NEWS NOW
— Post-Trump GOP being warned: Dems will use H.R. 1 to destroy you – Chad Groening, Billy Davis
https://onenewsnow.com/culture/2021/01/11/post-trump-gop-being-warned-dems-will-use-hr-1-to-destroy-you

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter Shares Drop by 12 Percent After Company Banned Trump – ZACHARY STIEBER
(DIERSEN: One could argue that Twitter does not exist to make a profit, but that it exists to advance the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green party platforms.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-shares-drop-by-12-percent-after-company-banned-trump_3652172.html
— Trump ‘Itching to Defend Himself’ Against Impeachment – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/navarro-trump-itching-to-defend-himself-against-impeachment_3652273.html

THE HILL
— House to vote on impeaching Trump Wednesday – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533617-democrats-file-impeachment-article-accusing-trump-of-inciting-attack-on
— Wave of companies cut off donations — much of it to GOP – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533711-wave-of-companies-cut-off-donations-much-of-it-to-gop
— House Democrats are charging ahead this week to impeach President Trump anew for his role in Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol — and this time they might have some GOP support. – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533720-republicans-gauge-support-for-trump-impeachment
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Centrist Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), an Iraq and Afghanistan war vet who’s clashed with Trump, has signaled support for impeachment. “I’ll vote the right way, you know, if I’m presented with that,” Kinzinger said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” program. “I just think it’s probably not the smartest move right now, but I think that’s going to be out of my hands.” A day later, after the article of impeachment was introduced, Kinzinger’s spokesman struck a harsher tone and indicated the Illinois Republican may very well vote with Democrats. “Congressman Kinzinger is committed to doing what is right, no matter the political cost. What President Trump did last week was incite violence and encourage a mob to attack the United States Capitol. Clearly, the President violated his oath of office and is unfit to serve,” the spokesman said in a statement. Kinzinger won re-election in November by 29 percentage points.)

POLITICO
— House has the votes to impeach Trump for inciting Capitol riots Momentum to impeach the president a second time has only grown since last Wednesday’s attack. – KYLE CHENEY, SARAH FERRIS and HEATHER CAYGLE
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/house-trump-impeachment-457440
— Trump Media Empire? Don’t Bet on It. He may desperately need his own platform now that he’s been exiled from Twitter, but it’s going to cost him more than he’s got. – JACK SHAFER
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/09/trump-building-media-empire-456888

WASHINGTON POST
— Up to 15,000 National Guard members could be deployed in D.C. during inauguration – Dan Lamothe
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/11/national-guard-protests-riots-capital/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans who aren’t willing to act against sedition are complicit.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/passivity-is-complicity/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Trump to get rid of Republicans once and for all, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, 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. Ever-increasingly, the aforesaid are buying firearms and ammunition for their self-defense.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/hillary-clinton-impeach-trump-capitol-white-supremacy/

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— Section 230 reform could have unintended consequences for the press – Madeline Earp
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents vehemently disapprove of many articles. They should sue those who wrote and published those articles rather than destroying me because I included links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to those articles.)
http://support.cpj.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=1521.0&dlv_id=5142&pgwrap=n

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Oppose Slavery Reparations, But Expect Democrats Will Approve Payments
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/racism/most_voters_oppose_slavery_reparations_but_expect_democrats_will_approve_payments

January 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-says-his-term-is-ending-transition-will-be-orderly/9429355/
— Pelosi, Schumer call for President Trump’s removal via 25th Amendment or impeachment
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-schumer-call-for-trumps-removal-via-25th-amendment/9420150/
— US Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-congress-members-call-for-president-trump-to-be-removed-from-office/9431581/
— Washington DC news: 2 from Illinois among those arrested, charged in protests, riots
https://abc7chicago.com/riot-in-washington-dc-inverness-capitol-riots/9440321/
— Zuckerberg extends Trump’s Facebook, Instagram lockout indefinitely
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-facebook-instagram-accounts-locked-indefinitely/9436755/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use the Capitol Hill riot to paint police as being racists.
https://abc7chicago.com/many-see-stark-difference-in-police-treatment-of-trump-mob-blm-protesters/9446738/

NBC5
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Illinois GOP Chairman Tim Schneider in a statement called the language “wrong and disgusting.” “We urge Congresswoman Miller to apologize,” Schneider’s statement read.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-congresswoman-who-invoked-hitler-responds-after-backlash/2410622/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters use the Capitol HILL riot to paint police as being racists.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/us-capitol-riot-sparks-questions-about-americas-racial-divide/2411110/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/i-hurt-for-our-country-michelle-obama-draws-attention-to-racial-disparities-after-u-s-capitol-riot/2410849/

CBS2
— Capitol Officer Dead, Laptop Stolen During Capitol Chaos
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/live/cbsn-chicago/video/8452739-20210108013049-capitol-officer-dead-laptop-stolen-during-capitol-chaos/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago demonstrators react to unrest in D.C. – Nate Rodgers
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-demonstrators-react-to-unrest-in-d-c

WGN RADIO
— Conservative media decry Capitol riot, but grievances remain – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/conservative-media-decry-capitol-riot-but-grievances-remain/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump condemns Capitol riot, concedes to Biden – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219743/trump-condemns-capitol-riot-concedes-to-biden
— Chicago-area CEO and suburban tattoo artist among those arrested at Capitol – Jon Seidel and Frank Main
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/1/7/22219260/federal-charges-mob-riot-capitol-leffingwell-alberts-bradley-rukstales-david-fitzgerald
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “After Capitol violence, remove Trump now to protect American democracy. We simply cannot trust to luck that a recurrence of Wednesday’s mob action – or something far worse – won’t happen again during the nearly two weeks remaining in Trump’s term in office.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219329/donald-trump-congress-capitol-mob-action-25th-amendment-impeachment-editorial
— The Republican Party must find its way back home. We must work for the common good and stop perceiving the opposition party as the enemy. – Illinois Sen. Dan McConchie
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22219349/republican-party-future-illinois-gop
— There’s a history of white supremacists interpreting government leaders’ words as encouragement. They thrive today on protests against stay-at-home orders, especially protests featuring guns. – Shannon M. Smith
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/7/22218924/white-supremacy-kkk-jim-crow-reconstruction-pandemic-protests-shannon-smith

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump concedes to Biden and condemns violent mob as Capitol siege forces painful new questions across government – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-mob-capitol-building-20210107-ju2cdvv7h5ha7mvedhric25umq-story.html
— Election races set for Waukegan Township, North Chicago – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-waukegan-township-election-st-0111-20210107-imqeyxd7lra2rpd77yolwox5la-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois lawmakers seek to add 75 new cannabis licenses in move to allow more minority ownership in lucrative pot industry – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-illinois-marijuana-2nd-round-dispensary-licenses-20210107-4ypdex46fzbs7koc2msybsskdq-story.html
— Kinzinger, others call for removing Trump | Police union boss Catanzara downplays Capitol riot | Congresswoman attempts to clarify ‘Hitler’ comment – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-trump-25th-amendment-miller-hitler-spin-20210107-a4k3i6wpa5dm7lyonuctuncfk4-story.html
— Chicago police union leader downplays Capitol riot in radio interview, drawing rebuke from mayor – JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-fop-catanzara-riot-comments-20210107-idno2frly5bprdkil33d5u2cdm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Invoke the 25th Amendment. Trump needs to go.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-4oq5qivucvbati5kgxdalxkkdm-story.html
— Even after the Capitol insurrection, Trump won’t let go of GOP – NOLAN FINLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-trump-gop-future-20210107-ct4kfe2vbvhcxpptkoxs3jrevm-story.html
— Illinois’ do-nothing legislature will finally convene. Its inaction took a big toll. – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-general-assembly-pandemic-inaction-greising-20210107-ieyav5hubrawbewevedzj6nwke-story.html
— The storming of the Capitol. A sacrilege, a grievous desecration. – PATRICK T. REARDON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-riots-sacrilege-democracy-20210107-mcanu4peb5hh7jppftoebp4yna-story.html
— Trump incited a seditious mob. How should he be held accountable? – STORER H. ROWLEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-capitol-siege-trump-hold-accountable-20210107-rmozzjbnd5cvpajqvmodegp4fe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Newly inaugurated Illinois GOP congresswoman was attacking Democrats in citing Adolf Hitler.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-gop-congresswoman-mary-miller-says-hitler-remarks-about-democrats-20210108-wka4fva76naurmvehfcrzocdca-story.html
— 2 suburban men are arrested and Chicago real estate agent is fired following US Capitol siege – JOHN KEILMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-roselle-tattoo-arrested-capitol-invasion-20210107-y462njdfhvhrtgff753fgcibwa-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘The president is unwell’: Suburban lawmakers call for Trump’s removal from office – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210107/the-president-is-unwell-suburban-lawmakers-call-for-trumps-removal-from-office

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Kinzinger: Remove ‘unmoored’ Trump from office. “It’s time to invoke the 25th amendment and end this nightmare.” – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/kinzinger-remove-unmoored-trump-office
— Chicago’s police union president says he understands Capitol mob’s ‘frustration’ “This is not some mass insurrection, coup attempt,” the president of the union representing Chicago police officers said today. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/chicagos-police-union-president-says-he-understands-capitol-mobs-frustration

INDIANA GAZETTE
— Council adopts new technology for meetings – CHAUNCEY ROSS
(DIERSEN: One of the top priorities for chairmen of political organizations is to assure that monthly meetings are held. While I was the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois 2005-2012, I assured that the organization held a breakfast meeting the third Saturday of every month except August when it held a picnic and December when it held a Christmas party. If I was still the organization’s chairman, the organization would be continuing the aforesaid.)
https://www.indianagazette.com/news/council-adopts-new-technology-for-meetings/article_3de7615c-50fd-11eb-9740-53f7ef8a2f3d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Local Trump supporters weigh in on riot at nation’s Capital – Tessa Bentulan
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/pro-trump-supporters-rally-at-illinois-statehouse
— After years of slow steps, Facebook muzzles Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to muzzle me during the last 20 years. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/timeline-after-years-of-slow-steps-facebook-muzzles-trump

AURORA PATCH
— Trump’s Removal From Office ‘Must Be Immediate’: Underwood. Rep. Lauren Underwood said the country cannot wait until Jan. 20 to kick Trump out of office after Wednesday’s “violent, treasonous attack.” – Jason Addy
https://patch.com/illinois/aurora/trumps-removal-office-must-be-immediate-underwood

GLENVIEW PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do you know the name of your Republican Committee Person?” and says “Every one of us in Cook County, save two Townships, has an elected (or appointed) Republican office holder; they need to know how you feel!!”
(DIERSEN: 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. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenview/do-you-know-name-your-republican-committee-person
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I spoke yesterday to a lifelong and staunch Democrat, a former candidate for elected office. I shared with her my conflict. She encouraged me to stay in the party and to make a change internally. As a resident of Cook County, that might not be easy. The fealty for the Head of the Republican Party (45) is disgusting to me. I have been and will continue to be a NEVER Trump Republican, and I have supported the Lincoln Project. . .Local governance and elections are the bedrock of our Constitutional Form of Government. People often say we are a Democracy when in actuality, we are a Representative Republic. In Illinois, the most basic unit of our government is the Republican and Democratic Committeewomen and Men elected to serve our respective parties. In Suburban Cook County, these representatives are ELECTED every four years at the Primary election for Governor. The political subdivision is the Township. At the March 20, 2018, Primary election, the following Republican Township Committeepersons were elected without opposition (please remember this point). . . I would venture to say that MOST Republican Primary Voters have no idea who their elected Committeeperson currently is, and even fewer have met them. The next Cook County Committeeperson election is likely March 15, 2022. A simple question should be put to every one of these elected leaders. On January 6, 2020, were you supportive of the Presidents incendiary remarks and, by extension, him; or do you stand for the Rule of Law, our Federal and State Constitutions, and the real Republican Party ideals which were on clear display before 2015. If you don’t like the answer you get, I hope that you will consider becoming a candidate for Republican Committeeperson. Our party must decide, are we with the 45th President or not. Only then, I believe, we will be able to relay the foundational stones of the Republican Party, one that I hope to be proud of again. If we can’t make an elegant transition to better government in the next four years I will turn in my lifelong Republican credentials.)

CENTER SQUARE
— Session could include police reforms, criminal justice reforms and cannabis legislation – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/session-could-include-police-reforms-criminal-justice-reforms-and-cannabis-legislation/article_e8f93002-512f-11eb-a9c4-cb7f8a47615f.html

WIREPOINTS
— Deniers Still Refuse To Face Causes of Illinois Population Loss – Mark Glennon
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 1978 to drive those who share my demographics out of Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://wirepoints.org/deniers-still-refuse-to-face-causes-of-illinois-population-loss-wirepoints/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker refuses to allow reporters access to 40,000 square foot chamber
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/07/house-speaker-refuses-to-allow-reporters-access-to-40000-square-foot-chamber/

— One million cases so far in Illinois; 8,757 new confirmed and probable cases; 177 additional deaths; 3,921 hospitalized; 783 in the ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.8 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/07/one-million-cases-so-far-in-illinois-8757-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-177-additional-deaths-3921-hospitalized-783-in-the-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-average-test-positi/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Facebook blocks Trump indefinitely, at least ‘until the peaceful transition of power is complete’ – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/facebook-blocks-trump-indefinitely-least-until-pea/
— Pence ‘very upset’ with Trump, GOP senator says – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/mike-pence-very-upset-donald-trump-gop-senator-say/
— Federal prosecutors to file 15 criminal cases against Capitol protesters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/federal-prosecutors-file-15-criminal-cases-against/

GOPUSA
— The Anarchy On Our Streets Started In 2016, When The Democrats Renounced Democracy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100116

BLAZE
— Facebook to ban and remove photos and videos from Capitol protest; content labeled as ‘promotion of criminal activity’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/facebook-ban-capitol-protest-content-trump-account
— Cop who shot pro-Trump rioter in US Capitol suspended – Chris Field
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cop-shot-trump-rioter-capitol-suspended
— San Diego woman fatally shot inside US Capitol was 14-year veteran and ‘strong supporter’ of Trump. Ashli Babbitt served four tours with U.S. Air Force.
https://www.theblaze.com/news/identity-confirmed-of-woman-killed-in-us-capitol-during-protest

BREITBART
— Biden Claims U.S. Capitol Rioters Treated ‘Differently’ than Black Lives Matter Protesters – HARIS ALIC
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/07/biden-claims-us-capitol-rioters-treated-differently-black-lives-matter-protesters/
— VP Chief of Staff Marc Short Barred from White House Grounds: Trump’s ‘Blaming Me for Advice to VP’ – HANNAH BLEAU
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about political consultants who hint/imply/argue/shout that I give Republican candidates bad advice. Better yet, I should sue those political consultants.)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/07/vp-chief-of-staff-marc-short-barred-from-white-house-grounds-trumps-blaming-me-for-advice-to-vp/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Was Yesterday’s Brawl At The U.S. Capitol A False Flag Operation?
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/was-yesterday-s-brawl-at-the-u-s-capitol-a-false-flag-operation

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Patriots rallied, Antifa and its handlers created an incident, and Mike Pence betrayed us Yesterday was historic – and not in a good way – STEVEN MOSHER
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/patriots-rallied-antifa-and-its-handlers-created-an-incident-and-mike-pence-betrayed-us

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Michelle Obama Wants Big Tech to Permanently Ban Trump – Mary Chastain
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who want to ban me and ban my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails. I would focus on those in Illinois, DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, and my precinct. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/michelle-obama-wants-big-tech-to-permanently-ban-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— White House Condemns Violence at Capitol, Assures ‘Orderly Transition of Power’ – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/white-house-condemns-violence-at-capitol-assures-orderly-transition-of-power_3648291.html
— 55 Charged After DC Protests, Top Prosecutor Says – EMEL AKAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/55-charged-after-dc-protests-top-prosecutor-says_3648329.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger calls for invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump – SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533112-first-gop-lawmaker-calls-for-invoking-25th-amendment-to-remove-trump
— Schumer calls for 25th Amendment to be invoked after Capitol riots – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533124-schumer-calls-for-25th-amendment-to-be-invoked-after-capitol-riots
— Transportation Secretary Chao resigns in protest – REID WILSON
https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/533167-transportation-secretary-chao-resigns-in-protest
— Some on right blame antifa, not Trump, for mob at Capitol – JORDAN WILLIAMS
https://thehill.com/homenews/news/533088-conservatives-blame-antifa-not-Trump-for-violence-at-capitol
— Shellshocked GOP ponders future with Trump – JONATHAN EASLEY, BRETT SAMUELS AND MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533246-shellshocked-gop-ponders-future-with-trump
— Betsy DeVos resigns as Education Secretary – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533281-betsy-devos-resigns-as-education-secretary?rnd=1610071939

POLITICO
— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he will fire Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Mike Stenger when Democrats take the majority later this month after the pro-Trump riots in the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/07/security-fallout-in-capitol-could-be-swift-455803

NBC NEWS
— Capitol rioter in horned hat gloats as feds work to identify suspects. “The fact that we had a bunch of our traitors in office hunker down, put on their gas masks and retreat into their underground bunker, I consider that a win,” Jake Angeli said. – Rich Schapiro and Michael Kosnar
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/capitol-rioter-horned-hat-gloats-feds-work-identify-suspects-n1253392

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans Splinter Over Whether to Make a Full Break From Trump. Republicans face a disturbing prospect: that Wednesday’s Trump-inspired violence could linger for decades as a stain on the party. – Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/trump-republicans.html
— Pelosi threatens to pursue impeachment if Trump’s cabinet does not remove him using the 25th Amendment. – Nicholas Fandos
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/pelosi-schumer-25-amendment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Transportation Secretary Chao to resign – John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez and Marisa Iati
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/congress-election-biden-capitol-live-updates/
— Blame Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the mob at the Capitol. The big Internet platforms have invoked “free speech” to protect their own interests for far too long. – Dipayan Ghosh
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest since 2000 to blame me and to blame my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/social-media-facebook-capitol-mob/
— U.S. records its deadliest day of the pandemic while eyes are fixed on mob storming Capitol – Paulina Firozi, Jacueline Dupree and Meryl Kornfield
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/07/covid-coronavirus-updates/

NEWSWEEK
— World Leaders Condemn ‘Disgraceful, Distressing’ Violence at U.S. Capitol – SOO KIM
https://www.newsweek.com/world-leaders-reactions-us-capitol-raid-riots-protests-trump-supporters-1559602

WASHINGTON BLADE
— LGBTQ groups condemn Capitol siege, back Trump removal from office
https://www.washingtonblade.com/2021/01/07/lgbtq-groups-condemn-capitol-siege-back-trump-removal-from-office/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Republicans Expect Crime to Increase Under Biden
(DIERSEN: When Democrats move in, poverty and crime increase.)
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/police_crime/republicans_expect_crime_to_increase_under_biden

COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS
— ‘Three people threatened to shoot me.’ Journalists describe covering mob violence at the US Capitol – Katherine Jacobsen
https://cpj.org/2021/01/three-people-threatened-to-shoot-me-journalists-describe-covering-mob-violence-at-the-us-capitol/

DAILY MAIL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Banana Republicans: Eight GOP senators and 139 House members – including Ted Cruz and Kevin McCarthy – are branded ‘treason caucus’ and face calls for expulsion for objecting to Biden victory AFTER Capitol riot.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9122311/Seven-senators-138-House-members-called-treason-caucus-face-calls-expulsion-Congress.html

October 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Facebook removes President Trump’s post falsely saying flu is more lethal than COVID-19 – CNN (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is false except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pres-trump-covid-19-post-deleted-by-facebook/6816632/

NBC5
— Trump Has ‘No Symptoms,’ Returns to Downplaying Virus Trump was grappling with his next political steps exactly four weeks from Election Day – Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin and Aamer Madhani
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-has-no-symptoms-returns-to-downplaying-virus/2350111/
— St. Louis Couple Indicted for Waving Guns at Protesters The June protest in St. Louis was among hundreds nationwide in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis – Jim Salter
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/st-louis-couple-indicted-for-waving-guns-at-protesters/2350042/
— Lightfoot Slams Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as ‘Danger to Our Democracy’ for Criticism of Gay Marriage
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lightfoot-slams-supreme-court-justice-clarence-thomas-as-danger-to-our-democracy-for-criticism-of-gay-marriage/2349927/

CBS2
— VERY SAD: Religious Leaders Urge Voters To Back Graduated Income Tax Plan
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/10/06/conservative-think-tank-files-lawsuit-challenging-ballot-language-on-graduated-income-tax-plan/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Michelle Obama accuses Trump of ‘willful mismanagement,’ tells young voters not to ‘waste’ their votes – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/michelle-obama-accuses-trump-of-willful-mismanagement-tells-young-voters-not-to-waste-their-votes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Democratic chair of House committee investigating Speaker Michael Madigan accuses GOP of ‘wearing two hats,’ says no more meetings until after election – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-investigating-committee-madigan-20201006-ohxzkpufv5c5zl5ctgyzrchfnm-story.html
— State treasurer abruptly cancels news conference to address remarks on taxing retirement income that have been seized on by opponents of graduated-rate income tax – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-graduated-rate-income-tax-retirement-20201006-6nqqbqm6qnchrjgedebdx4kywm-story.html
— Chicago residents ‘strongly advised’ to avoid Indiana, which may make next week’s quarantine travel list – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-indiana-chicago-quarantine-travel-order-20201006-bikpnso6kvap7o7bz2aozi6wva-story.html
— Twitter locked President Trump’s account after he shared NY Post columnist’s email – Tim Balk
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ny-president-trump-twitter-locked-ny-post-20201006-gnv5wacehfd5fantuv4hiv2rpm-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering up to $200 million in Chicago city worker cuts to balance budget: sources – GREGORY PRATT and JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-budget-layoffs-lightfoot-20201006-iddcq72ufrde5fkyorosbh2vhi-story.html
— Lightfoot on how Trump, administration officials could have better protected themselves from COVID-19: ‘Don’t be stupid, that’s what they could have done’ – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-response-20201006-is6k6cqctneqnpgnfpz56jieim-story.html
— State treasurer abruptly cancels news conference to address remarks on taxing retirement income that have been seized on by opponents of graduated-rate income tax – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-graduated-rate-income-tax-retirement-20201006-6nqqbqm6qnchrjgedebdx4kywm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— From slogans to solutions? Pritzker proposes ending cash bail, no-knock warrants and other criminal justice reforms The Democratic governor’s “seven guiding principles” also includes licensing police, increasing access to sentence credit and time-limited supervised release and only detaining defendants who are a threat to public safety, a “key element” in creating a state that “works for everyone.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/10/6/21504845/pritzker-stratton-criminal-justice-reforms-no-knock-warrant-sentencing-license-police
— Feeling a kinship with Donald Trump The president and I, despite our great disagreements, belong to an unofficial club of obese men over 70. I wouldn’t wish COVID on anybody in that club. – Patrick T. Reardon
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/6/21504906/donald-trump-covid-high-risk-older-men-obese-2020-election-patrick-reardon

DAILY HERALD
— Tim Whelan: Candidate profile, DuPage County Forest Preserve Board District 4
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201006/tim-whelan-candidate-profile-dupage-county-forest-preserve-board-district-4

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden says no debate if Trump still has virus – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-says-no-debate-if-trump-still-has-virus
— Madigan investigation hearings delayed until after election; GOP objects – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/madigan-investigation-hearings-delayed-until-after-election-gop-objects

COD COURIER
— Youth and minority groups influence 2020 presidential election more than they may think – Sadie Romero
https://codcourier.org/13508/news/youth-and-minority-groups-influence-2020-presidential-election-more-than-they-may-think/#

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,617 new cases, 32 additional deaths, 1,673 in hospitals, 3.4 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/06/1617-new-cases-32-additional-deaths-1673-in-hospitals-34-percent-positivity-rate/

FOX NEWS
— Big Tech staffers gave nearly $5M to Biden, less than $250G to Trump: report Biden donors ‘are also … making decisions on content and who gets silenced or censored,’ Dan Gainor said – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/big-tech-trump-biden-contributions

GOPUSA
— Michelle Obama Attacks Trump As Racist; Asks Voters To Think About ‘Me And My Ancestors’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95933

AMERICAN THINKER
— Who targeted the president? – Sally Zelikovsky
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/who_targeted_the_president.html
— Is there a more loathsome group of people than the White House press corps? – Patricia McCarthy
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/10/is_there_a_more_loathsome_group_of_people_than_the_white_house_press_corps_.html

EAGLE FORUM
— Party Platforms Matter
https://eagleforum.org/publications/focus/elections-101.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: What is happening to our country? American ValuesIf there ever were a time to go into the voting booth with eyes wide open, November 3 of 2020 is that time. The past few months have been an unfolding drama of lawlessness in the streets, anti-American curricula planned for the schools, and overt attacks on foundational beliefs that most Americans hold dear. The upheaval has been swift and destructive, leading many to wonder how anyone either in or seeking an elected leadership position would not speak out forcefully against the carnage. Some Democrat leaders of the affected cities have either actively called on the police to stand down, or they have decided not to publicly condemn the burning, looting, and murdering in their cities. Many Republicans, on the other hand, have called for a return to law and order, expressing concern not only for residents and business owners but also for the first responders who are risking their lives trying to help injured people and protect property. Are these dichotomous responses indicative of the philosophies of these leaders’ political parties, or are they simply personal views that have nothing to do with party affiliation? A comparison of the Republican and Democrat party platforms can provide much-needed information about the worldviews and intentions of current leaders and those who might be elected on November 3. What is a party platform? Political party platforms are official declarations of the principles, policy stances, and action items of the parties. Every four years, political parties gather for their national conventions where they nominate their presidential and vice-presidential candidates. They also write their platforms, the documents that outline where they stand on specific issues and what they intend to do on those issues if their candidates are elected. The differences in 2020 are stark. Republican – Democrat  If one were to judge the 2020 Republican and Democrat platforms simply by tone, even a cursory review of both would yield important insights into each party’s opinions of the country and its issues. The Democrat Party platform outlines what many might consider to be extremist views of this country – that it is irredeemably racist, that people who were instrumental in the founding and early leadership of the country are unworthy of respect or remembrance, and that the government should take over huge areas of its citizens’ lives. Law enforcement must be overhauled, and white supremacy and nationalism are ingrained sins that must be overcome. The Republican Party platform, on the other hand, begins with a dedication page to those who protect the country and its citizens: We dedicate this platform with admiration and gratitude to all who stand strong in the face of danger so that the American people may be protected against it – The men and women of our military, of our law enforcement, and the first responders of every community in our land – And to their families.)

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Confirms He Will Participate in Next Presidential Debate: ‘It Will Be Great!’ – ZACHARY EVANS
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-confirms-he-will-participate-in-next-presidential-debate-it-will-be-great/

CNN
— Fed chair warns of economic tragedy if America can’t control the coronavirus – Anneken Tappe
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/06/economy/fed-powell-coronavirus-stimulus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Facebook removes Trump post that compared Covid-19 to flu Twitter restricted a similar tweet from Trump, leaving it online but placing it behind a note saying the tweet violated Twitter’s rules about spreading misleading information. – David Ingram (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is misleading except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/facebook-removes-trump-post-compared-covid-19-flu-n1242277

NEW YORK POST
— The left is depending on insults and lies in its bid to stop Amy Coney Barrett – Rich Lowry
https://nypost.com/2020/10/05/the-left-is-depending-on-insults-and-lies-in-its-bid-to-stop-amy-coney-barrett/

October 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Early voting in Chicago begins with hundreds lining up at Loop Super Site – Sarah Schulte and Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/hundreds-line-up-to-vote-early-in-chicagos-loop/6688854/
— Political spending in presidential, congressional races projected to hit nearly $11 billion, shattering records – Fredreka Schouten
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/political-spending-for-2020-projected-to-hit-nearly-$11-billion/6697255/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,166 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths Chicago-based United Airlines furloughs over 13K
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2166-new-coronavirus-cases-25-deaths/6695831/

WGN TV
— Judge denies order to bring back Illinois high school fall sports – Gaynor Hall
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/judge-denies-order-to-bring-back-bring-back-illinois-high-school-fall-sports/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit to challenge House Speaker Michael Madigan for leadership post he’s held for decades – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-speaker-kifowit-madigan-20201001-dvelwl5pcfei5o2f6loubvien4-story.html
— ‘I’m ready to do it’: Chicago voters flock to Loop Super Site on city’s first day of early voting in Nov. 3 election – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-early-voting-begins-20201001-ijnq5jixzjdangrasdru5aqsxm-story.html
— A vote for the graduated income tax would give too much power to Springfield – AUSTIN BERG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-graduated-income-tax-against-austin-berg-20201001-tvwapoy5nvephfra4lcccvutfi-story.html
— Competing south suburban Black chamber groups spar over money, politics – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-southland-black-chamber-st-1002-20201001-locwuesfqzb2nkn52edjxwks4y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DuPage County judge denies parents a temporary restraining order against IHSA’s Return to Play guidelines DuPage County Judge Paul Fullerton denied a temporary restraining order against the Illinois High School Association’s Return to Play guidelines on Thursday. – Michael O’Brien
https://chicago.suntimes.com/high-school-sports/2020/10/1/21497633/ihsa-lawsuit-dupage-county-coronavirus-high-school-sports
— In stunning move, Aurora state rep says she’ll run against Mike Madigan for speaker “They always say Marines are the first ones in and the last ones to leave, so I guess I’m the first one in,” said Stephanie Kifowit, making reference to her four years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/10/1/21497206/mike-madigan-aurora-state-representative-stephanie-kifowit-run-house-speaker
— Chicagoans line up, at a distance, on first day of early voting The early voting site at Clark and Lake streets will be the city’s only in-person early voting location until Oct. 14. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/elections/2020/10/1/21497294/early-voting-begins-chicagoans-line-up-rahm-emanuel-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Dan Patlak: Candidate profile, Cook County Board of Review
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201001/dan-patlak-candidate-profile-cook-county-board-of-review
— Rick Laib: Candidate profile, U.S. House, 11th District
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201001/rick-laib-candidate-profile-us-house-11th-district

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DuPage County judge rules in favor of IHSA against temporary restraining order
https://www.sj-r.com/sports/20201001/dupage-county-judge-rules-in-favor-of-ihsa-against-temporary-restraining-order

DAILY CHRONICLE
— Judge denies DuPage County parents’ request for temporary restraining order against IHSA – JOE STEVENSON
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/10/01/judge-denies-dupage-county-parents-request-for-temporary-restraining-order-against-ihsa/awv231m/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Without Madigan, ComEd corruption show still went on – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-without-madigan-comed-corruption-show-still-went-on/article_d5b9c40c-fef6-5c97-aafc-6873f3de828b.html

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Southern Illinois wouldn’t see much change under a ‘Fair Tax.’ Why are voters opposed? – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/news/politics-government/election/article246066735.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— Fewer People May Vote By Mail Than Expected. That Could Mean Election Day ‘Chaos’ – MILES PARKS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/fewer-people-may-vote-mail-expected-could-mean-election-day-chaos#stream/0

ELMHURST PATCH
— Unlicensed Elmhurst Marijuana Shop Busted: Police Three arrested in connection with selling marijuana illegally, report says. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/unlicensed-elmhurst-marijuana-shop-busted-police

BGA
— New Data Enhances BGA Public Salary Database
https://bettergov.salsalabs.org/salary-full?wvpId=903e92b8-2ba2-4888-973b-f4a1e4e894db

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS GLEN ELLYN
— VIDEO: DuPage District 4 Candidate Forum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlrPgsVS6X0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3Icy9YpMnK-Lug8P9xUfUAt5VJ2zrpNUohzD_1q2E1hqiMKmwYQRsKRVI

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Michele Skinner’s Watching Dr. Who During Presidential Debate Doesn’t End Up on ABC’s Cutting Room Floor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/01/michele-skinners-watching-dr-who-during-presidential-debate-doesnt-end-up-on-cutting-room-floor/
— Northwest Herald Endorses Brian Sager over Steve Reick for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/01/northwest-herald-endorses-brian-sager-over-steve-reick-for-state-representative/
— Trump Flag Stolen in Lake in the Hills
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/01/trump-flag-stolen-in-lake-in-the-hills/
— If You Have a Jack Franks Sign in Your Yard, You Might Find This at Your Door
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/01/if-you-have-a-jack-franks-sign-in-your-yard-you-might-find-this-at-your-door/
— Black Mother of Six Weighs in on Black Lives Matter Billboard – UPDATE
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/01/message-of-the-day-a-billboard-18-copy-update/
— Count Board of Health Thoughts on Enforcement of Governor’s Coronavirus Executive Order
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/10/01/board-of-health-thoughts-on-enforcement-of-governors-executive-order/
— Biden Labels Kyle Rittenhouse a “White Supremacist,” Lawsuit Coming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/30/biden-labels-kyle-rittenhouse-a-white-supremacist-lawsuit-coming/
— IL-14: With the Four Print Media Endorsements Published, Who Did Best?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/30/stackranked14/
— County Valley Hi Nursing Home Continues to Be Free of Coronavirus
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/30/valley-hi-continues-to-be-free-of-coronavirus/
— Democrat Vastly Outmailing Republican in David McSweeney’s District, Labeling Republican Marty McLaughlin as “Extreme”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/30/democrat-vastly-outmailing-republican-in-david-mcsweeneys-district-labeling-republican-marty-mclaughlin-as-extreme/
— Civil Racketeering Case May Be in Madigan’s and ComEd’s Future
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/30/civil-racketeering-case-may-be-in-madigan-and-comeds-future/
— Franks Posting Signs Without Permission
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/30/franks-posting-signs-without-permission/
— IL-14: Race is Clearly Close and Footprints in Social Media Prove it
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/29/twittertales1/
— Time to Set Next Term’s Township Salaries
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/29/time-to-set-next-terms-township-salaries/
— ComEd Exec’s Plea Agreement – The First Domino To Fall
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/29/comed-execs-plea-agreement-the-first-domino-to-fall/
— Lower Fox River Trump Boat Parade Way Speeded UP
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/09/29/lower-fox-river-trump-boat-parade-speeded-up/

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,166 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 1,635 in hospitals, 3.5 percent positivity rate, more than 65,000 tests in 24 hours
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/01/2166-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-1635-in-hospitals-35-percent-positivity-rate-more-than-65000-tests-in-24-hours/
— 12 Democratic governors, including Pritzker, release statement on “recent threats to the democratic process”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/01/12-democratic-governors-including-pritzker-release-statement-on-recent-threats-to-the-democratic-process/
— Unemployment benefit applications still very high, but down nationally from last week, up in Illinois
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/01/unemployment-benefit-applications-still-very-high-but-down-nationally-from-last-week-up-in-illinois/
— Moody’s: “Revenue pressure from pandemic to worsen Illinois’ massive and growing pension liability without fiscal adjustments”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/10/01/moodys-revenue-pressure-from-pandemic-to-worsen-illinois%e2%80%99-massive-and-growing-pension-liability-without-fiscal-adjustments/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— DEMOCRAT CHALLENGES MADIGAN FOR ILLINOIS HOUSE SPEAKER – Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/democrat-challenges-madigan-for-illinois-house-speaker/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump won’t agree to debate-rules changes – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/1/trump-says-he-wont-agree-changes-debate-rules/
— California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill requiring minority quotas for corporate boards Publicly traded boards must add directors from ‘underrepresented communities’ – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/30/gavin-newsom-california-governor-signs-bill-requir/ 
— Federal judge stops AG Barr’s law enforcement panel from issuing report, citing lack of diversity – Jeff Mordock (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/1/federal-judge-stops-ag-barrs-law-enforcement-panel/
— Proud Boys, Black Lives Matter leaders hold joint conference: We ‘denounce White supremacy’ – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/oct/1/proud-boys-black-lives-matter-leaders-hold-joint-c/

GOPUSA
— Vanity Fair Writer Questions Supreme Court Nominee’s Mothering
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=95703

BREITBART
— Is Chris Wallace a White Supremacist? – Ann Coulter:
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/01/ann-coulter-is-chris-wallace-a-white-supremacist/
— Kayleigh McEnany: Donald Trump Has Condemned White Supremacy More than Any Modern President in History – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/10/01/kayleigh-mcenany-calls-out-fox-news-for-contriving-white-supremacy-narrative/

FEDERALIST
— In Deranged Press Conference Ambush, Reporters Refuse To Acknowledge Trump’s Repeated Condemnation Of Racism – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/01/in-deranged-press-conference-ambush-reporters-refuse-to-acknowledge-trumps-repeated-condemnation-of-racism/

CNN
— Cities, states and businesses brace for election unrest in US – Bob Ortega, Collette Richards and Evan Perez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/01/politics/extremism-violence-election-preparations-invs/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: For Democrats and for RINOs, “White supremacist” is code for those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/10/01/kayleigh-mcenany-collins-trump-proud-boys-white-supremacy-nr-vpx.cnn

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Half of New York City’s Restaurants, Bars Could Permanently Close Due to Coronavirus, State Audit Finds – BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/half-of-new-york-citys-restaurants-bars-could-permanently-close-due-to-coronavirus-state-audit-finds/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs see refugees as being soldiers in their army to defeat Republicans.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/trump-cuts-refugee-cap/2020/10/01/a5113b62-03ed-11eb-8879-7663b816bfa5_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has turned the entire government into a subsidiary of his campaign.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/01/trump-has-turned-entire-government-into-subsidiary-his-campaign/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— ‘Supremacist’: A Proxy for Racism Since Its Early Days Donald Trump’s handling of the topic in Tuesday’s presidential debate has refocused attention on the term and the groups it describes – Ben Zimmer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/supremacist-a-proxy-for-racism-since-its-early-days-11601589261

NEWSWEEK
— Kyle Rittenhouse to Sue Joe Biden for Linking Kenosha Shooter to White Supremacy in Tweet – EWAN PALMER (DIERSEN: To be called a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, and/or bigot today like being called a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s. Needless-to-say, if someone calls you a White supremacist, Nazi, KKK member, hater, racist, sexist, or bigot, you should immediately sue that person.)
https://www.newsweek.com/kyle-rittenhouse-sue-joe-biden-white-supremacist-1535584

AXIOS
— Google will spend $1 billion to pay publishers for news showcase – Sara Fischer (DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS email subscriptions are worth at least $1,000/year.)
https://www.axios.com/google-will-spend-1-billion-to-pay-publishers-for-news-showcase-501feeae-0e3e-4822-8711-1c64052e27f1.html

LOS ANGELES BLADE
— GLAAD poll: LGBTQ voters back Biden over Trump, 76% to 17%
https://www.losangelesblade.com/2020/10/01/glaad-poll-lgbtq-voters-back-biden-over-trump-76-to-17/

September 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ‘Keep Chicago out of your lying mouth’; in presidential debate reaction, Lightfoot calls out Trump for gun violence comment Trump used Chicago as an example of a Democratic-led city full of violence
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoot-to-trump-keep-chicago-out-of-your-lying-mouth/6671765/
— Changes to be announced after night of bitter on-stage clashes between Trump, Biden – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/debate-changes-coming-after-chaotic-1st-night-commission-says/6673754/

NBC5
— A Lesson From Trump Taxes: an Underfunded IRS Is Outmatched The IRS has tended to pursue taxpayers of modest means more aggressively than they have high-powered businesspeople – Marcy Gordon and Paul Wiseman (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all IRS employees are Democrats. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years 1971-1980, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division for 3 years at the GS-13 Step-1-3 levels, currently $101,176-$107,922/year. Democrats use tax return information to destroy Republicans. In 1978, the Democrats at Money Magazine and the Democrats at IRS used my tax returns to hint/imply/argue/shout that my education deductions were improper and should be disallowed. They hinted/implied/argued/shouted that the graduate business courses that I had taken at Loyola 1972-1976 and the graduate accounting courses that I had taken at DePaul 1976-1977 a) were not job-related, b) did not help me carry out my job duties, c) were taken by me to qualify me for a “new trade or business,” d) were taken by me to get a job in the private sector, and e) were a distraction. To get rid of me, my Democrat IRS superiors had me “under investigation” 1974-1977. SEE GAO DECISION: http://www.gao.gov/products/463866 During the 1970s, IRS purposely kept its definition of “commuting area” vague so that it could use it to punish or to reward its employees. When my IRS Democrat superiors succeeded in getting rid of the IRS manager who had promoted me in 1972, 1973, and 1974, they used an extremely broad definition of “commuting area” for its downtown Chicago office to disallow my partial day per diem claims. They hinted/implied/argued that my partial day per diem claims were fraudulent. Needless-to-say, that ended my IRS career. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a minority, a female, or a veteran.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/a-lesson-from-trump-taxes-an-underfunded-irs-is-outmatched/2347076/

CBS2
— Judge Tells Indiana To Count Ballots Mailed By Election Day
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/30/judge-tells-indiana-to-count-ballots-mailed-by-election-day/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Far-right extremist group ‘Proud Boys’ celebrates after Trump callout during debate – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/far-right-extremist-group-proud-boys-celebrates-after-trump-callout-during-debate

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: State finances bleak with or without ‘fair’ tax adoption – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-fair-tax-st-1001-20200930-qydo6z3qrfhazk2fptkun2ikuq-story.html
— How the census delay could hand control of Illinois redistricting to the GOP – CHRISTOPHER Z. MOONEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-census-coronavirus-redistricting-illinois-20200929-kzvquucrwvai7gubina33ul54y-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you a White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owner, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-proud-boys-white-supremacy-20200930-bg5hrilhfzd3dh6gqpnslump4e-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-white-supremacists-proud-boys-20200930-7ron777sfjgg5bbxszutte2moe-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Debate made clear the gravest threat to the election is Trump himself.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-debate-election-analysis-20200930-w5wzlqe6fjhwdg3qvrjhvukw2a-story.html
— Early voting kicks off Thursday in Chicago, suburban Cook County later in October – JOHN BYRNE and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-early-voting-starts-20200930-whsiuc2x2zez7lyr5dhr2nxhxy-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Evanston City Council designates street in front of high school as Black Lives Matter Way – GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against Whites, and especially against Whites who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-black-lives-matter-way-eths-tl-1001-20200930-mqw76f37tvapflkv7tinabgphy-story.html
— ‘Political propaganda’ or ‘essential public health messages’? Government-sponsored food boxes include a letter from Trump, and some Chicago food pantries are removing it. – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ (DIERSEN: What percent of those who run food pantries hate Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-food-boxes-trump-letter-20200930-wu2pzrw2dbbohicrf2u6ppq4cm-story.html
— ‘Look at Chicago, what’s going on in Chicago?’ When Trump talks about Chicago, we track it. – KORI RUMORE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-trump-tweets-quotes-chicago-htmlstory.html
— Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Curran said he didn’t like Trump’s debate tone but is still ‘all in’: “He probably doesn’t need my advice, and what I know about him is he’s not going to take my advice — we’re different people,” the GOP candidate, who’s facing Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, tells The Spin. But he’d probably advise him to tone it down. Curran, who says he’s “all in” for Trump, said he thinks of his late mother and conservative seniors still living who are watching this and “want to see manners, they don’t like the interrupting.” Asked about the president’s decision not to denounce white supremacists and his comments from the podium for the extremist group Proud Boys to “stand down and stand by,” Curran said he didn’t know what that meant. “I think the majority of people that are conservative want nothing to do with that kind of organization. And really, I’m Catholic, so it’s not really a conservative or liberal thing. We (the church and its members) would never approve of people that act that way.” – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-chris-christie-trump-debate-proud-boys-comments-spin-20200930-qoggs5qf2jg2vfr2lg4t76et7e-story.html
— Indiana mail-in ballots postmarked by Election Day can be counted through Nov. 13, judge rules – ALEXANDRA KUKULKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-judge-extendes-mail-ballot-deadline-st-1001-20200930-xp64gvvja5c6dixncy42mmrdvq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Itching to vote? More than 57,000 Illinois voters have already weighed in as requests for mail ballots top 2 million Chicago has reported 437,568 voters requesting mail ballots, while Cook County’s election officials recorded 354,032 ballot requests in the suburbs — the most for a county election agency in the state. – By Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/30/21495630/vote-mail-illinois-voters-ballots-2-million-early-voting-election-day
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Joe Biden to blustering Donald Trump at debate: ‘Will you shut up, man’ Trump hijacked this debate, but it doesn’t mean he won it.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/9/29/21494317/joe-biden-blustering-donald-trump-presidential-debate-shut-up-man
— Self-described ‘cautious’ Cook County pol tests positive for COVID-19: ‘I’m not a person who would touch doorknobs’ Commissioner Kevin Morrison and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appeared together last Wednesday at an event. A spokesman said Preckwinkle tested negative on Tuesday. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/30/21496029/cook-county-commissioner-kevin-morrison-positive-covid-19-coronavirus-preckwinkle
— Presidential debate commission discusses muting candidate microphones after ‘out of control’ first debate One possibility among several being discussed is to give the moderator the ability to cut off the microphone of one of the debate participants while his opponent is talking, a source told the Associated Press.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/30/21495792/trump-biden-debate-commission-president-mute-microphones-off
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Dear Wisconsin, you are so much better than Donald Trump.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/30/21495142/wisconsin-swing-state-2020-presidential-election-trump-biden-milwaukee-green-bay-politics-editorial

DAILY HERALD
— Voting lawsuits pile up across US as election approaches – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200930/news/309309895/
— Libertarian candidate to join 6th District congressional debate
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200930/libertarian-candidate-to-join-6th-district-congressional-debate
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Here’s the reality behind Trump’s claims about mail voting.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200930/heres-the-reality-behind-trumps-claims-about-mail-voting

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— Endorsement: Illinois State Representative, District 70: Jeff Keicher
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2020/09/28/endorsement-illinois-state-representative-district-70-jeff-keicher/a54abxz/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Extremism Watchers Raise Concerns Over Trump Failing To Condemn White Supremacists – HANNAH ALLAM (DIERSEN: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you an extremist and White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owners, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/extremism-watchers-raise-concerns-over-trump-failing-condemn-white-supremacists#stream/0

WSPY NEWS
— Republican State Senators Stewart and Syverson Critical of Shut Down Order – Ethan Kruger
http://www.wspynews.com/news/republican-state-senators-critical-of-shut-down-order/article_42bbe9a0-0332-11eb-9097-a7a54f86a1f4.html

ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
— JUDICIAL EVALUATIONS
https://www.isba.org/sites/default/files/judicialevaluations/2020general/18circuit.pdf

DUPAGE JUDICIAL ETHICS
— JUDICIAL REVIEW
https://www.dupagejudicialethics.com/
(FROM THE POSTING: Judicial ethics are the critical norms and standards that bear on judges and affect such matters as independence, impartiality and the avoidance of impropriety. It is important to elect experienced, qualified and impartial judges in DuPage. After an in depth review, we have no choice but to advance the conversation around the lacking qualifications of many DuPage judicial candidates in 2020. Learn more below.)

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— ‘CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY’ IS JUST ANOTHER TERM FOR SOCIALISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/corporate-social-responsibility-is-just-another-term-for-socialism.html
— EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMY CONEY BARRETT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-amy-coney-barrett-1-1.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,273 new cases, 35 additional deaths, 1,632 in hospitals, 3.6 percent positivity rate, IDPH issues Halloween guidance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/2273-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-1632-in-hospitals-36-percent-positivity-rate-idph-issues-halloween-guidance/
— Money becoming a factor in Kilbride retention
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/money-becoming-a-factor-in-kilbride-retention/
— Vote by mail applications top 2 million here
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/vote-by-mail-applications-top-2-million-here/
— Syverson appears to claim state is “adjusting” positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/30/syverson-appears-to-claim-state-is-adjusting-positivity-rate/

PATRIOT POST
— Suburban ‘White Privilege’ Democrats The Biden/Harris yard signs sprouting up project much more than a political preference. – Mark Alexander
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/73836-suburban-white-privilege-democrats-2020-09-30

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— President Trump’s Coronavirus Remarks Weigh On Minds of Senior Voters – Tamara Lush
https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/health/2020/09/25/president-trump-s-coronavirus-remarks-weigh-on-minds-of-senior-voters

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled, Trump-hating, Trump-haters call you a White supremacist: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, overweight/obese, Republican, Protestant, German American, non-poor, draft avoider, gun owners, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/30/us/presidential-debate
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/30/us/elections/republicans-trump-white-supremacy.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Debate commission says it will change structure to ensure more ‘orderly discussion’ – John Wagner, Felicia Sonmez and Amy B Wang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/elections/2020/09/30/trump-biden-live-updates/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump incessantly interrupts and insults Biden as they spar in acrimonious first debate.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/debate-trump-biden/2020/09/30/722499a8-0274-11eb-b7ed-141dd88560ea_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Wealth Gap Shrinks The three years before the pandemic saw big gains for lower earners. – Editorial
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-wealth-gap-shrinks-11601420393
— The Left’s Unhealthy Interest in Amy Coney Barrett’s Adopted Kids Social science finds no evidence that being raised by white parents is harmful to black children. – Jason L. Riley
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lefts-unhealthy-interest-in-amy-coney-barretts-adopted-kids-11601418452

NEWSWEEK
— States Donating the Most to Donald Trump vs. Joe Biden – ANDREW LISA
https://www.newsweek.com/states-donating-most-donald-trump-vs-joe-biden-1533656

(FROM THE ARTICLE: #49. Illinois Total Illinois presidential campaign donations: $14.2 million (#6 highest among states) Presidential campaign donations per capita: $1.12 Donations to Donald Trump: $7 million (49.7% of all donations) Donations to Joe Biden: $7.1 million (50.3% of all donations) State fundraising advantage: Joe Biden (+$73,000) Despite being ahead in donations by only a small margin in Illinois, Biden shouldn’t have too hard a time competing there—the state voted for a Democrat in the past seven presidential contests in a row. With 20 electoral votes, it’s the biggest prize in the Midwest.)

September 19 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump’s shortlist down to 4 Supreme Court nominees, sources tell ABC News – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-list-of-possible-supreme-court-nominees/6449836/
— Illinois COVID-19: IL reports 2,529 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths as state surpasses 5M tests Illinois tops 5M COVID-19 tests conducted – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2529-new-covid-19-cases-25-deaths/6451746/
— Chicago protest: Students rally in Loop, asking Pritzker to bring back fall sports IHSA, IDPH discussing possible safety plans amid COVID-19 concerns, sources say – Alexis McAdams
https://abc7chicago.com/sports/students-protest-in-loop-asking-pritzker-to-bring-back-fall-sports/6449549/

NBC5
— What’s Next With the Supreme Court Vacancy? A Look at the Confirmation Process – Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/whats-next-with-the-supreme-court-vacancy-a-look-at-the-confirmation-process/2341616/
— Is 8 Enough? Supreme Court Vacancy Could Roil Possible Election Case Until Ginsburg’s death, a five-justice majority that included Roberts and the four liberals remained on the bench – Mark Sherman
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/is-8-enough-court-vacancy-could-roil-possible-election-case/2341593/
— Ginsburg’s Death Draws Big Surge of Donations to Democrats Democratic challengers to Republican senators were a major recipient of the influx of cash – Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/ginsburgs-death-draws-big-surge-of-donations-to-democrats/2341589/
— Trump Pledges Woman for Court, Pushes Senate to Move on Pick Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said any vote should come after the Nov. 3 election – Jonathan Lemire, Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-to-senate-vote-without-delay-on-his-high-court-pick/2341555/

CBS2
— Protests Against Police Brutality, For Racial Justice Held Around Chicago; Near West Protest Turns Combative – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/19/protests-against-police-brutality-for-racial-justice-held-around-chicago-near-west-protest-turns-combative/
— Lightfoot Slams ‘Hypocrisy’ Of GOP Push To Fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court Seat Before Election; Chicago Judge Among Top Contenders
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/19/lightfoot-slams-hypocrisy-of-gop-push-to-fill-ginsburgs-supreme-court-seat-before-election-chicago-judge-among-top-contenders/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump says Supreme Court pick will ‘most likely’ be a woman, announcement could come ‘next week’ – Morgan Phillips
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-says-supreme-court-pick-will-most-likely-be-a-woman-announcement-could-come-next-week

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Federal appeals judge in Chicago may be front-runner for Supreme Court It’s not the first time Amy Coney Barrett seemed on the cusp of ascending to the high court. She was among those considered to be favored by conservatives after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in 2018. – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/9/19/21447070/amy-coney-barrett-ruth-ginsburg-justice-trump-supreme-courrt-chicago-federal-appeals

DAILY HERALD
— Voters can size up Sean Casten, Jeanne Ives in upcoming debates – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200919/voters-can-size-up-sean-casten-jeanne-ives-in-upcoming-debates

FOX ILLINOIS
— Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/is-8-enough-court-vacancy-could-roil-possible-election-case

NPR ILLINOIS
— ‘Fill That Seat’ Chants Erupt At Trump Rally, A Day After Ginsburg’s Death – SAM GRINGLAS
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/fill-seat-chants-erupt-trump-rally-day-after-ginsburgs-death#stream/0

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Claim Of Following the Science And Data Appears To Be False…According To The Data – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/09/illinois-governor-pritzkers-claim-of-following-the-science-and-data-appears-to-be-false-according-to-the-data/

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Trump Reaches 53 Percent Approval Rating in Latest Rasmussen Poll, Highest All Year – Debra Heine
https://amgreatness.com/2020/09/18/trump-reaches-53-percent-approval-rating-in-latest-rasmussen-poll-highest-all-year/

BREITBART
— New York Times: More than 60 Percent of Latinos Reject Progressives’ Identity Politics – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/09/19/nytimes-more-than-60-percent-of-latinos-reject-progressives-identity-politics/

DAILY WIRE
— Biden Resurrects False Claim That Helped Cost Him Chance At Presidency In 1988 – Ashe Schow (DIERSEN: I was the first of my ancestors to earn a college degree. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college, nor any of their ancestors, attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/biden-resurrects-false-claim-that-helped-cost-him-chance-at-presidency-in-1988
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway reported Friday that Biden has now resurrected one of the false claims that led to him dropping out of the Democratic primary in 1987. During a CNN Town Hall on Thursday night, Biden claimed he was the first member of his family to go to college, a claim he admitted was not true back in 1987.)

FEDERALIST
— Three Supreme Court Justices Were Confirmed In Less Than 45 Days, Including Ginsburg – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/18/three-supreme-court-justices-were-confirmed-in-less-than-45-days-including-ginsburg/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump: Republicans Have ‘Obligation’ to Fill Ginsburg Vacancy ‘Without Delay’ – JACK CROWE
https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-republicans-have-obligation-to-fill-ginsburg-vacancy-without-delay/
— California’s Prop 16 Could Soon Give Racial Preferences to a Majority of the State’s Population – JASON RICHWINE (DIERSEN: To give preference to one group is to discriminate against another group.)
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/californias-prop-16-could-soon-give-racial-preferences-to-a-majority-of-the-states-population/

COLLEGE FIX
— Grand Valley State prof: Anti-maskers support white supremacy, police brutality (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn conservative Republicans who a) do not promote wearing a mask and b) wear a mask only when required by law.?)
https://www.thecollegefix.com/grand-valley-state-prof-non-mask-wearers-support-white-supremacy-police-brutality/

THE HILL
— The Memo: Media accused of using kid-gloves on Biden – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/517160-the-memo-media-accused-of-using-kid-gloves-on-biden

NBC NEWS
— Amy Coney Barrett emerging as a front-runner to fill Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat While the timing is fluid, a White House official and a separate source familiar with the discussions say a nominee could be announced “in the coming days.” – Geoff Bennett, Shannon Pettypiece and Monica Alba
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/amy-coney-barrett-emerging-front-runner-fill-ginsburg-s-supreme-n1240547?cid=eml_nbn_20200919

CBS NEWS
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death sets up tense political fight over replacement – KATHRYN WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-supreme-court-seat-senate-political-fight-2020-09-19/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump says he expects to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg, ‘most likely’ a woman, next week.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/09/19/us/live-rbg-death-supreme-court

WASHINGTON POST
— Fierce political battle heats up over whether to replace Ginsburg as tributes pour in – John Wagner and Derek Hawkins
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/19/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death/
— Ginsburg’s death crystallizes the choice in November as no other issue can – Dan Balz
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ginsburgs-death-crystallizes-the-choice-in-november-as-no-other-issue-can/2020/09/19/aeb63cd6-fa7d-11ea-be57-d00bb9bc632d_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Why Trump’s negative press spurs millions to like him even more – Augustus Howard
https://nypost.com/2020/09/19/why-trumps-negative-press-spurs-millions-to-like-him-even-more/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump Says Supreme Court Nominee Will Be a Woman President says he expects to announce a pick next week, predicting process will go quickly – Catherine Lucey, Brent Kendall and Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-urges-decision-on-supreme-court-pick-without-delay-11600526646

September 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Joe Biden heading to Kenosha following President Trump’s visit in wake of Jacob Blake shooting
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/joe-biden-announces-trip-to-kenosha-following-trumps-visit/6401467/
— Presidential debate schedule in Biden-Trump 2020 election released First debate for Joe Biden, President Trump in Cleveland; Mike Pence, Kamala Harris go head-to-head in Salt Lake City
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/2020-presidential-vp-debate-schedules-released/6392654/
— Illinois COVID-19: 2,128 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths reported; Metro East restrictions in effect – Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2128-new-covid-19-cases-/6400877/

NBC5
— Special House Committee Formed to Investigate Madigan and ComEd; Powerful Speaker Unleashes on Republicans – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/special-house-committee-formed-to-investigate-madigan-and-comed-powerful-speaker-unleashes-on-republicans/2333098/

CBS2
— Illinois House Forms Special Investigative Committee To Probe Speaker Mike Madigan’s Role In ComEd Scandal
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/09/02/illinois-republicans-seek-investigative-panel-on-house-speaker-madigan/

WGN TV
— Old Navy to pay employees to work the polls on Election Day
https://wgntv.com/news/old-navy-to-pay-employees-to-work-the-polls-on-election-day/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Joe Biden’s familiar straight talk faces Donald Trump’s doublespeak.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-biden-kenosha-trump-page-20200901-2bblhshqjjenzgi2l64e55k434-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,128 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths reported as Pritzker announces further crack down on Metro East region near St. Louis
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200902-2hs46b4jb5dajb5od5l6ce6xbm-story.html
— Naperville City Council approves adding a diversity and inclusion manager position to city staff – ERIN HEGARTY (DIERSEN: Diversity and Inclusion managers are always under tremendous pressure to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-diversity-inclusion-manager-housing-position-st-20200902-efe5dkoshvh6dl4t43mi5as77m-story.html
— Federal Reserve survey finds widespread pessimism about US economic future – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronairus-pandemic-us-economy-forecast-20200902-n6uh7hitlrfdnl6wvgiswjlf7q-story.html
— ‘Irresponsible and dangerous’ partying by some students leads University of Illinois to crack down on social activity and warn of suspensions as campus COVID-19 cases near 800 – ELYSSA CHERNEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-university-of-illinois-crackdown-social-gatherings-20200902-tyu6hzqilzenfndlrabbrbofqi-story.html
— When Oak Park’s mayor isn’t liberal enough for destructive protesters – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-oak-park-mayor-vandalism-20200902-ixtok5wzcjfgjn6vqz2ndb43vm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Watch our live interview with the nominees for Illinois’ 14th District Congressional seat U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood and state Sen. Jim Oberweis will be interviewed by the Editorial Board at 10 a.m. Thursday. – Editorial Board
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/9/2/21418916/lauren-underwood-jim-oberweis-congress-14th-district-illinois-live-video-editorial-board-interview
— Church sign burned, Black Lives Matter signs vandalized in Wheaton Photos posted by Hope Presbyterian Church pastor Rev. Jay Moses showed burn damage to a sign that includes the church’s name and a rainbow flag. – Luke Wilusz
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/9/2/21418708/wheaton-hope-presbyterian-church-black-lives-matter-signs-vandalized-washington-jay-moses
— Cost to deploy 1,200 National Guard members in city for 4 months: $54 million Even if Chicago could afford that price tag, it first would have to exhaust all other resources at its disposal, including assistance from Cook County, suburban police departments and the Illinois State Police. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/9/2/21418991/chicago-protests-looting-illinois-national-guard-police-for-4-month-deployment
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/9/2/21418825/jim-belushi-blues-brothers-weed-pot-cannabis-marijuana-old-orchard-greenhouse

DAILY HERALD
— 6th District Congressional candidate forum Sept. 21
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200902/6th-district-congressional-candidate-forum-sept-21
— Oberweis, Underwood spar in online candidate forum – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200901/oberweis-underwood-spar-in-online-candidate-forum

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois Republicans request panel to probe Madigan, ComEd A special investigative committee with the power to overturn election results or expel a member has only been called twice in the last 20 years. One is being formed now to investigate the House speaker and the utility. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/illinois-republicans-request-panel-probe-madigan-comed

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AMERICA IS IN A CLASS WAR, NOT RACE WAR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/america-is-in-a-class-war-not-race-war.html
— AS SPORTS MEDIA CHEERS ON ATHLETE BOYCOTTS, FANS WILL WALK AWAY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/09/as-sports-media-cheers-on-athlete-boycotts-fans-will-walk-away.html

CAPITOL FAX
— UIUC blames “a few irresponsible students” for completely predictable behavior, orders undergrad restrictions
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/02/uiuc-blames-a-few-irresponsible-students-students-for-completely-predictable-behavior-orders-undergrad-restrictions/
— Pritzker responds *** Republicans use Madigan’s rules against him to form special investigative committee – Madigan calls it a “political stunt” to distract from Trump – Majority committee vote needed to advance
https://capitolfax.com/2020/09/02/republicans-use-madigans-rules-against-him-to-form-special-investigative-committee-madigan-calls-it-a-political-stunt-to-distract-from-trump-majority-committee-vote-needed-to-advance/

FOX NEWS
— Trump administration wants to end race-based trainings for federal employees, official claims The trainings focus on ways that white people can help to end systemic racism – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-admin-trainings-racism
— Trump Jr. bashes Dems over claim riots are president’s fault: ‘Joe Biden voters are burning down their cities’ ‘Imagine wearing a MAGA hat in Portland,’ Trump Jr. tells ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-jr-bashes-claim-riots-presidents-fault

BLAZE
–President Trump should read Black Lives Matter the Riot Act – and the Insurrection Act – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-trump-should-read-black-lives-matter-riot-act-insurrection-act

PJ MEDIA
— D.C. Mayor Considers Removing Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/09/01/d-c-mayor-considers-removing-washington-monument-jefferson-memorial-n876816

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK
— VIDEO: Unrest to the Suburbs with Jeanne Ives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjeIwJUQSSw

PATRIOT POST
— Chicago’s Bloody 2020 Some 500 people have been murdered already this year as violence spikes. – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/73157-chicagos-bloody-2020-2020-09-02

THE HILL
— End the violent ‘protests’ now — you’re only ensuring Trump’s reelection – MARIK VON RENNENKAMPFF
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/514683-end-the-violent-protests-now-youre-only-ensuring-trumps-reelection
— Facebook removes GOP lawmaker’s post for inciting violence – CRISTINA MARCOS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/514814-facebook-removes-gop-lawmakers-post-for-inciting-violence

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. government debt will nearly equal the size of the entire economy for first time since World War II, CBO finds Report comes after huge increase in the deficit this year as government attempted to limit coronavirus fallout – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/09/02/government-debt-economy-coronavirus/

USA TODAY
— Ford wants to cut 1,400 salaried jobs in U.S.: Who is targeted – Phoebe Wall Howard (DIERSEN: To deal with major Republican-led budget cuts during the mid-1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO targeted their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few GAO employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines. It is called up-or-out, political discrimination, reverse discrimination, and age discrimination.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/09/02/ford-jobs-retirement-program-workers/5692148002/

FORBES
— A Checklist For Sustaining Diversity And Inclusion In Your Organization During A Pandemic – Nish Parikh (DIERSEN: Diversity and Inclusion managers are always under tremendous pressure to get rid of employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or older.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2020/09/02/a-checklist-for-sustaining-diversity-and-inclusion-in-your-organization-during-a-pandemic/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters promote hatred against Whites.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/09/many-gop-voters-value-whiteness-more-than-democracy-study.html

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White Christian-hating White Christian-haters promote hatred against White Christians.
https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/american-christianitys-white-supremacy-problem

August 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— COVID 19 Illinois: IL reports 2,208 new coronavirus cases, 24 deaths Young Will County residents make up most COVID-19 cases, health department says
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-2208-new-covid-19-cases-24-deaths/6382101/

NBC5
— Tense Emergency Chicago City Council Meeting Sends National Guard Resolution to Committee In a tense and at times heated meeting, city aldermen voted to instead send the resolution to a committee before consideration by the full council
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/tense-emergency-chicago-city-council-meeting-sends-national-guard-resolution-to-committee/2326453/
— DeJoy ‘Highly Confident’ Ballots Will Be Delivered on Time, But Details No Plan DeJoy also told senators he has zero plans to restore blue mailboxes and sorting equipment that have been removed, saying they are “not needed” – Lisa Mascaro and Anthony Izaguirre
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/postmaster-to-testify-before-senate-amid-uproar-over-mail/2326045/

WGN TV
— Mayor, aldermen disagree on whether or not to bring in Illinois National Guard – Julian Crews
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-alderman-debate-bringing-in-illinois-national-guard/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democrats resurrect Bruce Rauner to counter attacks on House Speaker Michael Madigan, party leadership – RICK PEARSON and BILL RUTHHART
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-dnc-delegation-review-20200821-3o7vacqnpnc7bjx3yicspronxe-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,208 new known COVID-19 cases and 24 more deaths reported as state puts 20 counties on warning list
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200821-wtbzpxjx4ja25ndq2lxllkozdu-story.html
— Chicago postal unions rally in front of Bronzeville post office to attack Trump, postmaster general for mail delays – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-us-postal-service-protest-louis-dejoy-20200821-kw7bsrvl7jgdvc4ad55k3zgehy-story.html

SUN-TIMES
— One in five Illinois counties now at COVID-19 ‘warning level,’ 2,208 new cases reported — and some in Will Co. say, ‘So what?’ Here’s what we know today about the continuing spread of the coronavirus and its ripple effects in Chicago and Illinois.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/8/21/21395484/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Biden.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/8/21/21376335/joe-biden-endorsement-president-kamala-harris-donald-trump-2020-campaign

DAILY HERALD
— Senate GOP demands governor open unemployment offices – REBECCA ANZEL
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200821/senate-gop-demands-governor-open-unemployment-offices
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: NAPERVILLE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200821/within-days-of-recreational-pot-vote-naperville-receives-applications-from-3-dispensaries

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Aldermen shut down in call to bring back National Guard Four City Council members frustrated with Lightfoot forced an unusual special meeting to debate the measure but were blocked. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/aldermen-shut-down-call-bring-back-national-guard

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Whither the Illinois GOP in a post-Jim Thompson world – Jim Nowlan
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/jim-nowlan-guest-columnist-whither-the-illinois-gop-in-a-post-jim-thompson-world/article_b1bde654-e3ee-11ea-834f-d7b29c8ec73d.html

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on a municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that municipality, county, state, individual, organization, company, government, or country.
https://www.nctv17.com/news/businesses-submit-applications-with-city-for-adult-use-cannabis-dispensary/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County Coroner: Suicides/Overdoses increased 52% during the onset of Covid-19 shelter at home – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/08/dupage-county-coroner-suicides-overdoses-increased-52-during-the-onset-of-covid-19-shelter-at-home/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WEYERMULLER: CALLING FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD TO PROTECT CHICAGO STORES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/weyermuller-calling-for-the-national-guard-to-protect-chicago-stores.html
— THORNER: POSTAL SERVICE ANOTHER GIMMICK TO GIN UP TROOPS ON LEFT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/08/thorner-postal-service-another-gimmick-to-gin-up-troops-on-left.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,208 new cases, 24 additional deaths, 1,526 in hospitals, 51,736 tests, 4.3 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/21/2208-new-cases-24-additional-deaths-1526-in-hospitals-51736-tests-43-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Black Lives Matter crowd for Biden berates sleeping neighborhood: ‘Wake up, motherf—er!’ Activists blare horns and drums, scream into megaphone: ‘Y’all never gonna sleep ’cause of me!’ – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/21/black-lives-matter-crowd-for-biden-berate-sleeping/

FOX NEWS
— Democratic Party chairman predicts ‘chaos’ at next week’s GOP convention VP Pence says GOP convention will showcase Trump’s achievements – Paul Steinhauser (DIERSEN: What is the status of the Illinois Republican Party State Convention?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-party-chair-predicts-chaos-at-next-weeks-gop-convention

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— Kamala Speaks to the Virus and It Says We’re Racists
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/20/kamala-speaks-to-the-virus-and-it-says-were-racists/
— Democrats Want Chaos in the Streets to Defeat Donald Trump
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/08/21/democrats-want-chaos-in-the-streets-to-defeat-donald-trump/

BREITBART
— Radical Left-Wing Group to Aid Biden Election and Fulfill Progressive Agenda, ‘We’re Damn Serious’ – Joshua Klein
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/21/radical-left-wing-group-plans-aid-biden-election-fulfill-progressive-agenda-were-damn-serious/

BLAZE
— A Tennessee school district tried to ban parents from observing their kids’ virtual classes Violators can be removed from the class – Aaron Colen
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tennessee-schools-ban-parents-observing-virtual-classes
— Black Lives Matter protesters angrily take to Portland neighborhood in dead of night: ‘Wake up, motherf***er!’ Not a great way to wake up – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/blm-protesters-portland-neighborhood-dead-of-night

DAILY SIGNAL
— Back to College, Back to Academic Brainwashing – Walter E. Williams
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/08/21/back-to-college-back-to-academic-brainwashing-social-justice/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Leftist Journalists, Organizations Furious Over Facebook Purge of Groups ‘Tied to Violence’ – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2020/08/20/leftist-journalists-organizations-furious-over-facebook

ONE NEWS NOW
— Politicizing history, provoking more division A conservative activist in Illinois says a state representative evidently wants to make sure school history books are “sufficiently woke” before they’re approved for use in classrooms. – Bob Kellogg
https://onenewsnow.com/education/2020/08/21/politicizing-history-provoking-more-division

EPOCH TIMES
— Broadcasters Air 150 Times More Negative News on Trump Than Biden: Study – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/broadcasters-air-150-times-more-negative-news-on-trump-than-biden-study_3465929.html

THE HILL
— Democrats desperately push the ‘peaceful protesters’ delusion – BERNARD KERIK
https://thehill.com/opinion/criminal-justice/513063-democrats-desperately-push-the-peaceful-protesters-delusion

YAHOO
— A majority of Americans think social media sites are politically biased – Daniel Howley
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/social-media-bias-survey-175915487.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters make it clear that they are going to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not hate Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/podcasts/daily-newsletter-protest-adidas-segregation.html

WASHINGTON POST
— How will the GOP answer Democrats tribute to American diversity? – Eugene Scott (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs want the Republican Party to banish the following from the Republican Party: those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/08/21/how-will-gop-answer-democrats-tribute-american-diversity/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Christian colleges.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/evangelical-christian-colleges-take-steps-to-address-racial-justice-after-criticism/2020/08/21/86f38972-e3a5-11ea-b69b-64f7b0477ed4_story.html

DESERET NEWS
— This social justice movement must lead to equal opportunity in the workforce – Greg Bell (DIERSEN: 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.deseret.com/opinion/2020/8/21/21377910/greg-bell-social-justice-movement-equal-opportunity-jobs-workforce-skilled-workers

FORBES
— Blackouts Expose Perils And Costs Of California’s ‘Electrify Everything’ Push – Robert Bryce
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2020/08/18/blackouts-expose-perils-and-costs-of-californias-electrify-everything-push/
— 15 Ways Agencies Can Encourage Diversity In The Industry (DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesagencycouncil/2020/08/21/15-ways-agencies-can-encourage-diversity-in-the-industry/

CMS WIRE
— Getting to the Heart of the Chief Diversity Officer’s Agenda – Dom Nicastro (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden and Bill Clinton,), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.cmswire.com/leadership/getting-to-the-heart-of-the-chief-diversity-officers-agenda/

NATION
— How to Dismantle White Supremacy  To end systemic racism, the country needs a comprehensive racial justice program even more sweeping than the Marshall Plan. – Barbara Smith (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will schools stop admitting Whites and get rid of their students who are White, b) will employers stop hiring Whites and get rid of their employees who are White, and c) will organizations stop admitting Whites and get rid of their members who are White?)
https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/how-to-dismantle-white-supremacy/

July 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— House Speaker Michael Madigan polling Democratic caucus on whether he should step down – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-asking-democratic-caucus-if-he-should-step-down/6343510/
— COVID-19 Illinois: 1,772 new coronavirus cases, 18 deaths; Lake County beach closure will begin Saturday
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1772-new-covid-19-cases-18-deaths/6342901/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-7/30/2020
— Trump floats idea of November election delay, a virtual impossibility – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-floats-idea-of-election-delay-a-virtual-impossibility/6342501/

NBC5
— Lawmakers Say Madigan Called to Gauge Support as 7 Democrats Push for His Resignation Over ComEd Scandal – Mary Ann Ahern and Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/lawmakers-say-madigan-called-to-gauge-support-as-7-democrats-push-for-his-resignation-over-comed-scandal/2313345/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House GOP leader Jim Durkin now says Madigan should resign immediately – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-jim-durkin-comed-20200730-om55uhcrzjfsbmo7nu7yc2ezte-story.html
— Record economic plunge, bleak jobs numbers reveal coronavirus toll – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-us-economic-plunge-20200730-t25tj4pzdvcmrirdufstpla2nm-story.html
— ComEd hearing another example of lax (imaginary?) ethics in state government – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-comed-corruption-zalewski-commerce-commission-20200730-nuslg347vfcjroo3rkwjasjb2e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Boss Trump can’t suspend elections, but Congress can do more to protect them. The ultimate weapon of every autocrat is to suspend elections, denying the people a chance to throw the bum out. Donald Trump has finally gone there.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/30/21348571/november-election-suspended-delayed-1918-flu-epidemic-john-lewis-voting-rights-editorial-louis-dejoy
— Illinois House Republican leader joins calls for Madigan’s ‘immediate resignation’ Jim Durkin says Mike Madigan is “unable to execute his responsibilities” as House Speaker. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348217/illinois-house-republican-leader-jim-durkin-mike-madigan-immediate-resignation
— Coronavirus crossroads? As Illinois sees largest single day caseload since May, Pritzker warns ‘we’re at a danger point’ The rise is part of a disturbing trend that’s seen July’s daily case average shoot up to more than 1,100, compared to 764 per day last month. In the last nine days alone, more than 13,000 new cases have been reported. – Mitch Dudek
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/30/21348339/coronavirus-covid-19-illinois-1772-pritzker-briefing-deaths-cases-reopening

DAILY HERALD
— Trump tweet about delaying election ignites reaction from suburban lawmakers, candidates – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200730/trump-tweet-about-delaying-election-ignites-reaction-from-suburban-lawmakers-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Calls for Madigan’s exit start to snowball And each of the latest statements is significant in its own way. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/calls-madigans-exit-start-snowball
— McDonald’s sets diversity goals – JESSICA WOHL (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, the federal government’s diversity goals are a) to hire only young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/restaurants/mcdonalds-sets-diversity-goals

QUAD CITIES ONLINE
— Rock Island County Clerk: Absentee ballot requests from Peoria legal, but causing confusion
https://qconline.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rock-island-county-clerk-absentee-ballot-requests-from-peoria-legal-but-causing-confusion/article_d6a03741-8278-560b-8303-a21ee1e3347c.amp.html

FOX NEWS ILLINOIS
— Election officials game out worst-case scenarios in drills – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/election-officials-game-out-worst-case-scenarios-in-drills

CHICAGO PATCH
— Postal Service Shrugs Off Chicago Mail Delivery Complaints Ald. O’Shea wants City Council hearings on poor mail delivery so the postmaster general’s office can hear directly from angry Chicagoans. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/postal-service-shrugs-chicago-mail-delivery-complaints

CHICAGO NOW
— Time to cancel the Chicago Tribune Guild’s executive board? – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2020/07/time-to-cancel-the-chicago-tribune-guilds-executive-board/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— No Confidence Resolution Filed against Michael Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/no-confidence-resolution-filed-against-michael-madigan/
— Peter Breen Calls Out Madigan-Financed Dem Who Beat Him for All of a Sudden Being Anti-Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/peter-breen-calls-out-madigan-financed-dem-who-beat-him-for-all-of-a-sudden-being-anti-madigan/
— Aurora Democrat “Demands” Madigan to Step Down from Speakership
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/aurora-democrat-demands-madigan-to-step-down-from-speakership/
— Pressure on Madigan To Resign Should Come from “If” Democrats
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/pressure-on-the-madigan-should-resign-if-democrats/
— Petitions of Libertarian Candidates for Auditor and Coroner Challenged
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/petitions-of-libertarian-candidates-for-auditor-and-coroner-challenged/
— Acosta Says Franks Supports Closing Illegal Alien Detention Floor of McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/acosta-says-franks-supports-closing-illegal-alien-detention-floor-of-mchenry-county-jail/
— Pritzker on Ethics: Bad, But No Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/30/pritzker-on-ethics-bad-but-no-action/
— Finally, a Dem House Member Calling Madigan to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/finally-a-dem-house-member-calling-madigan-to-resign/
— UPDATE: John Kass Is Missing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/john-kass-is-missing/
— Electric Users Might Eventually Get Refund from Com Ed’s Criminality
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/29/electric-users-might-eventually-get-refund-from-com-eds-criminality/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Public School Authorities Bully Would-Be Home Educators – Diane O’Burns
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/government-school-administrators-bully-would-be-homeschoolers/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durkin changes tune, calls on Madigan to resign now
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/durkin-changes-tune-calls-on-madigan-to-resign-now/
— Rep. Kelly Cassidy: “Speaker Madigan must step down from his leadership roles, both in the House and in our party”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/rep-kelly-cassidy-speaker-madigan-must-step-down-from-his-leadership-roles-both-in-the-house-and-in-our-party/
— Republican US Senate candidate slams delay of high school football season: “Death will eventually come for everyone”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/republican-us-senate-candidate-slams-delay-of-high-school-football-season-death-will-eventually-come-for-everyone/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/covid-19-roundup-49/
— 1,772 new cases, 18 additional deaths, 3.8 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/1772-new-cases-18-additional-deaths-38-percent-positivity-rate/
— County clerk issues warning about GOP VBM mailers
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/county-clerk-issues-warning-about-gop-vbm-mailers/
— As more Democrats call for Madigan’s resignation, DPI updates website with new “branding”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/30/as-more-democrats-call-for-madigans-resignation-dpi-updates-website-with-new-branding/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Congressional Republican leaders reject Trump suggestion of delaying election – Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/congressional-republican-leaders-reject-trump-suggestion-of-delaying-election

GOPUSA
— Blackhawks Ban Fans From Wearing Native American Headdresses To Their Games
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92695
— Boeing To Cut More Than 10.5K Jobs; Likely To Close Everett Assembly Line
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92647

FOX NEWS
— Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain dies at 74 from coronavirus complications Cain, 74, first went to an Atlanta hospital for treatment on July 1 – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/herman-cain-dead-after-battle-with-coronavirus

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Immigration Problem Is Worse Than You Think – Andrew E. Harrod
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/07/the_immigration_problem_is_worse_than_you_think.html

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Silence and Betrayals of GOP Senate Leaders Killing America – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/node/32990

NEWSMAX
— An Assignment To Remember: Covering Herman Cain – John Gizzi
https://www.newsmax.com/john-gizzi/cainclintonhealthcareteapartytrumpobama/2020/07/30/id/979877/

NBC NEWS
— Obama, eulogizing John Lewis, takes aim at Trump over voting rights, protest response Without mentioning his successor by name, the former president decried that federal troops had been deployed against “peaceful demonstrators.” – Rebecca Shabad
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/obama-eulogizing-john-lewis-takes-aim-trump-over-voting-rights-n1235341

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trumpism’s most persistent goal is the preservation of white supremacy.” How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Trump-haters officially call for Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, liberals, moderates, non-Whites, women, young people, LGBTQers, poor people, illegals, recent immigrants, non-Christians, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, etc., to kill Republicans?
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumpisms-most-persistent-goal-is-the-preservation-of-white-supremacy/2020/07/30/0a3a6aec-d291-11ea-8c55-61e7fa5e82ab_story.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters side with Portland rioters.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2020/07/30/trump-calls-portland-protesters-anarchists-and-agitators-data-shows-otherwise/

NPR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Christian-hater promotes hatred of Christians.
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/896712611

WKBW
— OUTRAGEOUS: Survey posted to help determine location of ‘Black Lives Matter Street’ in Buffalo – Anthony Reyes, Megan Erbacher
https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/survey-posted-to-help-determine-location-of-black-lives-matter-street-in-buffalo

GREATER LONG ISLAND
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue march in Sayville on Saturday
https://sayville.greaterlongisland.com/2020/07/30/back-the-blue-march-in-sayville-on-saturday-heres-what-you-need-to-know/

SUN JOURNAL
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue rally in Lewiston People show support for police and school resource officers. – RUSS DILLINGHAM
https://www.sunjournal.com/2020/07/30/photos-back-the-blue-rally-in-lewiston/

WKRG
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue billboards posted in NW Florida – Kimber Collins
https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-florida/back-the-blue-billboards-posted-in-nw-florida/

LEDGER
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ luncheon in Bartow  Bartow Ford supplied 300 meals to local law enforcement officers from around Polk County during the “Back The Blue” luncheon in Bartow Thursday.
https://www.theledger.com/photogallery/LK/20200730/PHOTOGALLERY/730009994/PH/1

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— New Senate bill requires agencies to brush up diversity and inclusion plans – Nicole Ogrysko (DIERSEN: Democrats run the federal government. Constructively, the federal government’s diversity and inclusion goals are a) to hire only young Democrat minorities and young Democrat females and b) to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $101,176) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $119,559) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $140,634) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $170,800) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2020/07/new-senate-bill-requires-agencies-to-brush-up-diversity-and-inclusion-plans/

July 10 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Next steps on Trump taxes — and what Illinoisans know about lack of transparency.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-trump-tax-returns-financial-20200710-cxndkjq5jzfkhha22e5dapcn2q-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Trump slams Chicago crime in Hannity interview as White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany highlights city’s young victims of violence At Thursday’s briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany invokes the names of youth victims of gun violence, including children from Chicago. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/7/9/21319648/trump-slams-chicago-crime-wh-press-secretary-mcenany-shows-pictures-of-citys-child-victims
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Duckworth promotes hatred against Carlson and Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/9/21319544/tammy-duckworth-fox-news-tucker-carlson-president-trump-these-titanium-legs-dont-buckle
— ‘Boystown’ nickname for North Side neighborhood sparks dueling online petitions The first petition, started two weeks ago, asks the Northalsted Business Alliance to stop using ‘Boystown,’ arguing the nickname is exclusionary. A new petition, started just this week, wants to keep the nickname. – Jade Yan
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/9/21319281/petition-boystown-nickname-north-side-halsted-lake-view

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH TWO BIG COLOR PICTURES: How DuPage courts plan to resume jury trials, keep people safe – Harry Hitzeman and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200710/how-some-suburban-courts-plan-to-resume-jury-trials-keep-people-safe
— How to Pick a Friendly Neighborhood when buying a home – Ellen James Martin (DIERSEN: What percent of those in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.uexpress.com/smart-moves/2020/7/1/how-to-pick-a-friendly-neighborhood

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— South Milwaukee is considering creating a diversity committee. One official called it political grandstanding. – Erik S. Hanley (DIERSEN: To promote diversity is to get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/south/news/south-milwaukee/2020/07/09/south-milwaukee-considering-creating-diversity-committee/5401977002/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2020/06/16/the-faces-of-local-protest-leaders/dfdgzn2/?page=1

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois schools must reopen in August, but teachers unions may say no – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-schools-must-reopen-in-august-but-teachers-unions-may-say-no-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS HAS WORST YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN MIDWEST, BIGGEST DROP AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC – Orphe Divounguy, Bryce Hill, Ben Szalinski
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-has-worst-youth-employment-in-midwest-biggest-drop-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Three Recent SCOTUS Decisions Christians Should Know About – Andrew Willis
https://illinoisfamily.org/uncategorized/three-recent-scotus-decisions-christians-should-know-about/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THE FRAGILITY OF THE WOKE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/the-fragility-of-the-woke.html

FOX NEWS
— Elected officials should be building up support for law enforcement, not ‘eroding it’ – Talia Kaplan
https://www.foxnews.com/media/zeldin-ny-ag-letitia-james-police-trust
— NYC Black Lives Matter marches can continue despite large-event ban, de Blasio says The mayor said the demonstrators’ calls for social justice were too important to stop (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.)
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-black-lives-matter-marches-can-continue-despite-large-event-ban-de-blasio-says
— NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural outside Trump Tower President Trump warned that the mural would antagonize the NYPD – Ann Schmidt
https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/nyc-bill-de-blasio-blm-mural-trump-tower
— Trump on violence in liberal cities, ‘brainwashed’ Joe Biden, response to COVID crisis, Supreme Court rulings
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6170605976001?playlist_id=930909813001#sp=show-clips

AMERICAN GREATNESS
— Duckworth’s Decimation of National Security – Tony Shaffer
https://amgreatness.com/2020/07/09/duckworths-decimation-of-national-security/

BREITBART
— 9 Radical Ideas in the Biden-Sanders ‘Unity’ Platform – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/podcast/2020/07/09/9-radical-ideas-in-the-biden-sanders-unity-platform/
— Joe Biden’s ‘Unity’ Platform with Bernie Sanders Gives Free Health Care to DACA Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/09/democrats-vow-free-health-care-daca-illegal-aliens/

DAILY CALLER
— These Politicians (including Duckworth) Used To Be Proud Of America. What Changed? – WILLIAM DAVIS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/09/tammy-duckworth-obama-mount-rushmore-bernie/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Heritage President Questions Corporate Giving to Radical Black Lives Matter Group – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/09/heritage-president-questions-corporate-giving-to-radical-black-lives-matter-group/

DAILY WIRE
— De Blasio Suggests Ban On Public Gatherings Like Parades Or Fairs. Black Lives Matter Protests Are Different. – Hank Berrien (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/de-blasio-suggests-ban-on-public-gatherings-like-parades-or-fairs-black-lives-matter-protests-are-different
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Duckworth promotes hatred against Carlson and Trump.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/imposter-patriots-tammy-duckworth-slams-tucker-carlson-and-trump-as-self-serving-insecure-men

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— DNC Platform Proposal: Flood the U.S. with Migrants
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/09/dnc-platform-proposal-flood-the-u-s-with-migrants/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— NYC Mayor De Blasio: All Large Gatherings Banned Except For Black Lives Matter Protests – Ian Schwartz (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters use coronavirus to defeat Trump.)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/07/09/nyc_mayor_de_blasio_all_large_gatherings_banned_except_for_black_lives_matter_protests.html

EPOCH TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: NYC Mayor Helps in ‘Black Lives Matter’ Mural in Front of Trump Tower – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nyc-mayor-helps-in-black-lives-matter-mural-in-front-of-trump-tower_3419098.html

CAMPUS REFORM
— U Illinois admits ‘white supremacy,’ ‘white privilege’ workshop is ‘not a debate’ – Blair Nelson (DIERSEN: Who takes the lead in promoting hatred of Whites in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your county district, and in your county?)
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=15220

THE HILL
— Barr says Black Lives Matter ‘distorting the debate’ – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506665-barr-says-black-lives-matter-distorts-debate
— Clarence Thomas’s wife criticized her town’s ‘Black Lives Matter’ banner – JOHN BOWDEN
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/506670-clarence-thomass-wife-criticized-her-towns-black-lives-matter
— Corporate America: Put your money where your mouth is on racial equality – CHRISTOS A. MAKRIDIS (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will corporate America officially get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/506577-corporate-america-put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is-on-racial-equality

POLITICO
— Women, minorities disproportionately reliant on jobless aid – ELEANOR MUELLER
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/07/09/women-minorities-jobless-aid-355698

CNN
— Why workplace diversity efforts are failing – Johnny C. Taylor (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers officially get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/perspectives/diversity-failures-workplace/index.html

CBS NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Duckworth promotes hatred against Carlson and Trump.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tammy-duckworth-fires-back-at-tucker-carlson-and-trump-campaign-over-statue-removal-criticism/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Millions in aid from small business relief fund went to hate groups.”
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/paycheck-protection-ppp-loans-hate-groups/

NBC NEWS
— NYC closes down stretch of Fifth Avenue at Trump Tower to paint Black Lives Matter mural When the Black Lives Matter mural was announced, the president called it a “symbol of hate.” – Ben Kesslen and Phil Helsel
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/nyc-closes-down-stretch-5th-avenue-trump-tower-paint-black-n1233287

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Duckworth promotes hatred against Carlson and Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/opinion/tammy-duckworth-tucker-carlson.html
— Mexican President Exits Trump Embrace Smiling, Democrats Grumble – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/07/09/world/americas/09reuters-usa-mexico-lopez-obrador-analysis.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters crow about their success in using children as their operatives and as their dupes.
https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000007231853/children-lead-black-lives-matter-protest-in-berkeley.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump Threatens to Turn Pandemic Schooling Into a Culture War. The president might sabotage parents’ best hopes for getting their kids back to school.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/opinion/school-reopenings-trump.html
— Where’s Trump’s Financial Disclosure? The White House Blames the Pandemic – Steve Eder and Ben Protess (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors used my annual financial disclosure reports against me.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/us/politics/trump-financial-disclosure.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump Is Selling White Grievance. The Suburbs Aren’t Buying It.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/us/politics/trump-white-voters-in-suburbs.html
— Hiring Outlook Remains Dim, With ‘Scarring in the Economy’ As unemployment claims keep pouring in, new job postings are lacking, and an end to some benefits is approaching. – Patricia Cohen and Ben Casselman (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will employers post signs that say the following are not welcome: those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/business/economy/unemployment-claims-coronavirus.html
— Trump on Releasing His Tax Returns: From ‘Absolutely’ to ‘Political Prosecution’ The Supreme Court’s decision adds another twist in a yearslong debate over whether the president should release his tax returns. – Katie Rogers (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my Democrat IRS superiors and their disallowance of my education deductions in 1978. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/us/politics/trump-taxes.html
— Who Gets a Vaccine First? U.S. Considers Race in Coronavirus Plans – Megan Twohey
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/us/coronavirus-vaccine.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw questions Sen. Tammy Duckworth’s values in Trump campaign meetup – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/09/rep-dan-crenshaw-questions-sen-tammy-duckworths-values-trump-campaign-meetup/

NEW YORK POST
— When ‘diversity training’ is all about feeding racism – Christopher F. Rufo (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run IRS and GAO require all their employees to take lots of diversity training. I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and I worked for GAO for almost 18 years. The goal of diversity training is to promote hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://nypost.com/2020/07/09/when-diversity-training-is-all-about-feeding-racism/

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters use reparations to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/07/10/slavery-reparations-bill-spurs-new-debate-other-nations-model/5396340002/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ford employees ask if company should stop building police vehicles – Phoebe Wall Howard
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/07/09/ford-police-vehicle-sales-explorer-interceptor/5404236002/

ABC FAYETTEVILLE
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds march in support of local law enforcement in Fayetteville – Michael Lozano
https://abc11.com/fayetteville-police-department-cumberland-county-sheriffs-foundation-back-the-blue/6310040/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Next Pandemic: Trump Derangement Syndrome Symptoms include obsession with the president’s hair and comparing him to Mao. – Joseph Epstein
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-next-pandemic-trump-derangement-syndrome-11594336574
— Facebook Q&A: Where Civil Groups and the Social Media Giant Agree and Disagree Stop Hate for Profit campaign has issued wide-ranging demands; Facebook is meeting some while resisting others – Sarah E. Needleman and Jeff Horwitz
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-q-a-what-civil-rights-groups-want-the-social-media-giant-to-change-11594318755

FORTUNE
— The vast majority of Americans don’t want to defund the police – NICOLE GOODKIND
https://fortune.com/2020/07/09/defund-the-police-poll-most-americans-oppose-defunding-police-departments/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters use defacing of their hate-filled BLM murals to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/07/09/black-lives-matter-murals-are-being-defaced-in-cities-throughout-the-country/#4f9c26ac2958
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will businesses officially get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/shephyken/2020/07/09/diversity-and-inclusion-in-business-twelve-ways-to-improve-your-customer-experience-through-racial-sensitivity/

YAHOO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will employers officially get rid of individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/embracing-cultural-differences-important-step-211000612.html

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Republicans Boost Efforts to Woo Minority Voters for Trump.”
https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2020-07-09/republicans-boost-efforts-to-woo-minority-voters-for-trump

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford Foundation Allegedly Donates Millions To Defund The Police Movement – Brett Foote
https://fordauthority.com/2020/07/ford-foundation-allegedly-donates-millions-to-defund-the-police-movement/