May 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 94K with over 4K deaths; some Chicago churches reopen, defying governor’s order
https://abc7chicago.com/illinois-coronavirus-how-many-new-cases-of-in-by-day-update/6191308/
— Illinois stay at home order: Businesses that defy could to face misdemeanor punishable by fine up to $2,500 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/businesses-that-defy-stay-at-home-order-to-face-misdemeanor-fine/6191401/


NBC5
— Trump Calls Out Pritzker’s Handling of Coronavirus Response Efforts President Trump and the Illinois governor have previously traded attacks on how their respective governments have handled the pandemic – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-calls-out-pritzkers-handling-of-coronavirus-response-efforts/2273582/
— Illinois Reports 1,734 Additional Coronavirus Cases, 51 Deaths Related to Virus The state also reported conducting more than 20,000 tests over the last 24 hours
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1734-additional-coronavirus-cases-51-deaths-related-to-virus/2273503/
— Pritzker Order Reportedly Authorizes New Punishment for Businesses Violating Restrictions Business owners could face misdemeanor charges if they open in violation of the order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-order-reportedly-authorizes-new-punishment-for-businesses-violating-restrictions/2273474/

— Illinois Coronavirus Updates: State Looks to New Ways to Enforce Stay-at-Home Order
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-coronavirus-updates-state-looks-to-new-ways-to-enforce-stay-at-home-order/2273489/

CBS2
— Neighbors Protest Metro Praise International Church For Holding Services During Pandemic – Vi Nguyen
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/17/stay-at-home-order-pandemic-protest-metro-praise-international-church/

— Coronavirus In Illinois: 1,734 New COVID-19 Cases, 51 Additional Deaths
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/17/coronavirus-in-illinois-1734-new-covid-19-cases-51-additional-deaths/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois daily COVID-19 death toll drops to lows not seen in a couple weeks
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-daily-covid-19-death-toll-drops-to-lows-not-seen-in-a-couple-weeks
— Adler Planetarium lays off 120 employees due to pandemic
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/adler-planetarium-lays-off-120-employees-due-to-pandemic
— Office Depot closing stores, laying off 13,000 workers – Audrey Conklin
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/office-depot-closing-stores-laying-off-13000-workers

WGN TV
— Officials report 1,734 new cases of coronavirus disease, 51 related deaths in Illinois – AP
https://wgntv.com/chicago-news/officials-report-1734-new-cases-of-coronavirus-disease-51-related-deaths-in-illinois/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Fifty-one more coronavirus deaths announced in Illinois, with positive tests continuing to come in below 20% The positivity rate in the northeast part of the state was 18.3% Sunday, the fourth straight day below 20%. In Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan, a region could move to the third phase after 14 consecutive days of hitting that mark. – Ben Pope
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/17/21261686/illinois-coronavirus-pritzker-cases-deaths-testing-may-17-deaths
— Illinois’ latest 1-day statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dips below 9%
https://chicago.suntimes.com/essential-coronavirus-news/2020/5/17/21261282/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Keeping it safe for legislators and democracy in Springfield this week Every protester should leave their guns at home. And any lawmaker who can’t be bothered to wear a face mask should stay out of town. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/17/21260565/coronavirus-covid-guns-legislature-michigan-domestic-terrorism-illinois-general-assembly-springfield
— How to crack down on COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes The first step is to evacuate coronavirus-infected residents from the lowest-rated facilities until the virus is contained or they recover. – Brandon Johnson, Cook County Commissioner
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/5/17/21260205/covid-nursing-home-deaths-personal-liberties-illinois-lockdown-first-amendment-letters-s-e-cupp
— While state remains shut down, Illinois residents head to neighboring states to shop, eat out In the first weekend that bordering states Indiana and Wisconsin largely were open for business, Illinoisans traveled across state lines, confident they won’t get sick. – Bob Chiarito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/5/17/21261537/illinois-wisconsin-indiana-stay-at-home-order-open-coronavirus-covid-19
— Prognosis for COVID-19’s hit on Cook County finances plagued by ‘unknown unknowns’ “It’s worse than a hurricane, it’s worse than 9/11, it’s worse than the 2008 economic … downturn because this is a comprehensive stopping of the economy, a threat to public safety that forces total disruption of most traditional, economic activities,” said Laurence Msall, president of the Civic Federation. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/17/21256486/cook-county-budget-shortfall-covid-19-finances-millions-coronavirus-revenues-hole

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois officials report 51 more fatalities from coronavirus, the lowest number of daily deaths in nearly two weeks
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200516-ildqrn4e4bhorexpljpc7dur7u-story.html
— We can’t wait for a COVID-19 vaccine to reopen, Britain, Italy tell citizens – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200517-sckhmqobaveb7otzv6h7m6xdza-story.html
— Federal judge moves up petitions deadline for third-party and independent candidates but rejects call to require more signatures – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-third-party-candidates-ruling-20200517-2aunxlybungvlhqlpwvwa3ydcq-story.html
— Dozens defy stay-at-home order to attend Belmont-Cragin church while protesters warn of endangering the community – LAURA RODRÍGUEZ PRESA and JESSICA VILLAGOMEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-churches-20200517-hawt4sd76jcmdorqquwytpqvx4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State reports 1,734 new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths – Steve Zalusky
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200517/state-reports-1734-new-covid-19-cases-51-additional-deaths

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Out of the virus frying pan, into the financial fire – Sheila A. Weinberg
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-out-of-the-virus-frying-pan-into-the-financial-fire/article_c034dce3-7516-53f7-b5f5-f306fc13a4a3.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden’s VP search puts spotlight on how long he’ll serve – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/bidens-vp-search-puts-spotlight-on-how-long-hell-serve

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump says back to normal in golf means big crowds, no masks – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/sports/trump-says-back-to-normal-in-golf-means-big-crowds-no-masks/

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor Updates Residents On Flattening Coronavirus Curve “Burr Ridge continues to do its part to bring the curve down.”
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayor-updates-residents-flattening-coronavirus-curve

ILLINOIS ACTION
— Illinois – URGENT call to action! – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/05/illinois-urgent-call-to-action/

THE HILL
— Biden hits Trump, Pence on LGBTQ+ rights – JUSTINE COLEMAN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ+ activity.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/498197-biden-hits-trump-pence-on-lgbtq-rights

ABC NEWS
— How apps could change the workplace after coronavirus crisis Several apps could hold the future to a safe office after reopening. – Leighton Schneider and Michael Dobuski
https://abcnews.go.com/Health/apps-change-workplace-coronavirus-crisis/story?id=70726355

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Trump adviser Peter Navarro says stay-at-home measures kill more people ‘indirectly’ than coronavirus – DAVE GOLDINER
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-peter-navarro-indirectly-20200517-wy45r77utjh2xc35bxwfmcgom4-story.html

DENVER POST
— Dealing with discrimination in the workplace – Iris Halpern and Ellen K. Giarratana (DIERSEN: How strongly will employers use coronavirus to get rid of their employees who are older, who are obese, who have diabetes, etc.?)
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/05/17/workers-rights-qa-dealing-with-discrimination-in-the-workplace/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Why Stadiums Are Incubators for Coronavirus Spread Sports fans are longing to return to the stands, but health experts say stadiums are one of the highest-risk areas for coronavirus transmission. Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist, walks us through how easily the virus could spread among the crowd.
https://www.wsj.com/video/why-stadiums-are-incubators-for-coronavirus-spread/16EEBD9D-DCF5-40D9-9628-7E8351E414D8.html

FORTUNE
— The class of 2020 is getting a crash course in job market uncertainty New grads are unsure and anxious about their professional prospects in a labor market ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. – MCKENNA MOORE (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://fortune.com/longform/coronavirus-job-market-class-of-2020-entry-level-hiring-covid-19/

May 16 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: COVID-19 cases top 90K with over 4K deaths; GOP congressmen write angry letter responding to Pritzker funding comments Republican congressmen fire off letter after Pritzker says counties that don’t comply risk losing federal aid – Eric Horng, Stacey Baca and Sarah Schulte
https://abc7chicago.com/society/state-remains-on-track-to-move-to-next-reopening-phase;-gop-lawmakers-lash-out/6186133/
— Coronavirus deaths: Nearly half of Illinois COVID-19 deaths linked to long-term care facilities, according to IDPH – Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Jonathan Fagg
https://abc7chicago.com/health/nearly-half-of-illinois-covid-19-deaths-linked-to-long-term-care-facilities/6186917/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois widens test eligibility as COVID-19 deaths pass 4,000 – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-widens-test-eligibility-as-covid-19-deaths-pass-4000

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Face off on masks looming in Springfield? Two downstate Republicans balk at COVID-19 precautions Mulling an about-face, state Rep. Brad Halbrook and fellow Republican state Rep. Darren Bailey said they won’t commit to wearing masks when the House meets on Wednesday, potentially creating a standoff between them and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. – Neal Earley
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/5/15/21260692/face-masks-covering-springfield-downstate-republican-darren-bailey-halbrook-covid-19-coronavirus
— With the focus on the coronavirus, Lightfoot opts for bare-bones capital plan The capital plan is on the agenda for Monday’s Finance Committee meeting. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/5/14/21259380/with-the-focus-on-the-coronavirus-lightfoot-opts-for-bare-bones-capital-plan

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus deaths at long-term care facilities grow to nearly 2,000, accounting for nearly half of overall state total – Joe Mahr
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-long-term-care-facilities-data-20200515-asxjczfnojem5fkhncnnyrvgze-story.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— State Rep. Tim Butler, R-Springfield, takes drive-through COVID-19 test
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200515/lawmaker-takes-drive-through-covid-19-test

FOX ILLINOIS
— Blue Mound bar throws ‘anti-corona party’ despite cease and desist order
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/blue-mound-bar-throws-anti-corona-party-despite-cease-and-desist-order

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— Congressmen urge lawmakers to prevent Pritzker from withholding funds from counties
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/congressmen-urge-lawmakers-to-prevent-pritzker-from-withholding-funds-from-counties

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Peoria Humane Society to host ‘pet food’ drives – Nick Molinari
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/peoria-humane-society-to-host-pet-food-drives/

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Three Downtown Businesses Close Down
https://www.nctv17.com/news/three-downtown-businesses-close-down/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— University of Illinois professors ‘do not recommend’ mask requirement for general public without COVID-19 symptoms – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/536900058-university-of-illinois-professors-do-not-recommend-mask-requirement-for-general-public-without-covid-19-symptoms

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Already the highest taxed in the nation, Pritzker wants Illinois residents to pay more – Bob Pepalis
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/532463877-already-the-highest-taxed-in-the-nation-pritzker-wants-illinois-residents-to-pay-more
— Illinois Policy Institute writer says Pritzker should stall automatic pay raises for state workers – John Sammon (DIERSEN: Step increases recognize/reward experience that employees gain. I should write a book about those who have demonized, denigrated, and condemned the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $101,176–$131,532/year; b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step-1-5 levels, currently $85,084-$96,431/year; c) passing the CPA and Certified Internal examinations on my first attempt; and d) earning master’s degrees in business, accounting, and finance. I would focus on those in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout. I would focus on present/past leaders of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter. I would focus on the aforesaid who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems.)
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/532398116-illinois-policy-institute-writer-says-pritzker-should-stall-automatic-pay-raises-for-state-workers
— Orland Park mayor Keith Pekau: Pritzker acts like North Korean dictator during COVID-19 crisis – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/536974311-orland-park-mayor-pritzker-acts-like-north-korean-dictator-during-covid-19-crisis

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Coronavirus Should Remind Us Big Government Isn’t The Answer – Peter Heck
https://illinoisfamily.org/marriage/coronavirus-should-remind-us-big-government-isnt-the-answer/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— The Party of Contradictions: Feminism vs. Islam – Mason Beasler
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/05/the-party-of-contradictions-feminism-vs-islam/
— Greasing the Skids Toward Socialism? – Jerry Newcombe
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/05/greasing-the-skids-toward-socialism/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois agencies unsure about reopening pools amid pandemic – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/16/illinois-agencies-unsure-about-reopening-pools-ami/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Trump Says US Will Resume Funding WHO — At Same Level As China – DAVID KRAYDEN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/15/donald-trump-us-resume-funding-who-same-level-china/
— US Manufacturing Output Plunges To Record Low – JAKE MERCIER
https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/15/u-s-manufacturing-output-plunges-record-low-according-to-fed/
— Record-Setting Fundraising Proves Americans Want More Trump – KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE
https://dailycaller.com/2020/05/15/guilfoyle-record-setting-fundraising-proves-americans-want-more-trump/

THE HILL
— House passes massive $3T coronavirus relief package – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/498054-house-passes-massive-3t-coronavirus-relief-package
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want Trump to issue a “national plan on coronavirus” so that they can demonize it, denigrate it, and condemn it.
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/498078-trump-faces-criticism-over-lack-of-national-plan-on-coronavirus

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “White House ramps up PR campaign to improve Trump’s image.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/16/politics/trump-coronavirus-vaccine-image/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “A Sitting President, Riling the Nation During a Crisis. By smearing his opponents, championing conspiracy theories and pursuing vendettas, President Trump has reverted to his darkest political tactics in spite of a pandemic hurting millions of Americans.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/us/politics/president-trump-coronavirus-pandemic-response.html
— Give Businesses Better Guidelines, Not Immunity A heedless rush to protect businesses from the legal system endangers workers, customers and everyone else. – Editorial (DIERSEN: How many employers will go out of business because of the cost of implementing coronavirus guidelines?)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/opinion/coronavirus-liability-business-safety.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A man-hater asks “Why Are Women-Led Nations Doing Better With Covid-19?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/world/coronavirus-women-leaders.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump, Biden and the Myth of ‘But 2016’ There are members of both parties who believe the president has the ability to defy the normal rules of politics. That view ignores electoral trends of recent years.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/us/politics/trump-vs-biden-polls.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: When Shoppers Venture Out, What Will Be Left? A 16.4 percent sales decline in April may signal the bottom for retailers, but the climb back will be hard, and some companies may not make it. – Ben Casselman and Sapna Maheshwari
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/business/economy/coronavirus-retail-reopening.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Never Trumpers will host their own ‘Republican convention’ during the RNC – David Weigel
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/05/15/never-trumpers-will-host-their-own-republican-convention-during-rnc/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Put NIMBYism under quarantine, before homeless people with coronavirus get even sicker – CARLA HALL (DIERSEN: What do you say to politicians and to others who steer Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, RINOs, illegals, homeless people, low-income people, refugees, recent immigrants, minorities, LGBTQers, stoners, drinkers, etc. to certain municipalities, to certain municipal districts, to certain precincts, and/or to certain neighborhoods?)
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-17/nimby-homeless-covid-19

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Campaigns, Like the Country, Begin Reawakening Trump ad tries to turn anger at China against former Vice President Biden, while Biden ad charges the president was slow and weak in coronavirus pandemic – Gerald F. Seib
https://www.wsj.com/articles/campaigns-like-the-country-begin-reawakening-11589601690
— Scenes From the Class Struggle in Lockdown Those who are anxious to open up the economy have led harder lives than those holding out for safety. – Peggy Noonan (DIERSEN: The operatives and the dupes who work for my critics/opponents hint/imply/argue/shout a) that they have led hard lives through no fault of their own and b) I did not really earn or disserve anything that I have. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/scenes-from-the-class-struggle-in-lockdown-11589498276
— The Often Distorted Reality of Hate Crime in America Racism remains a blight, but one-sided reporting and misrepresented facts don’t help – Gerard Baker
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-often-distorted-reality-of-hate-crime-in-america-11589562033
— When It’s Time to Go Back to the Office, Will It Still Be There? As companies prepare for employees to return, they are asking whether a traditional headquarters is still necessary. The workplace will likely never be the same again. – Dana Mattioli and Konrad Putzier (DIERSEN: Do/did you work in an office? I did 1971-1997 – in Chicago working for IRS in 1971 and 1973-1980, in Harvey and Joliet working for IRS in 1973 and 1974, and in Chicago working for GAO 1980-1997.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-its-time-to-go-back-to-the-office-will-it-still-be-there-11589601618
— When Epidemics Give a Voice to the Forgotten During London’s 1849 cholera outbreak, an unlikely chronicler let the city’s poor speak out—in ways now echoed on social media during the coronavirus crisis – Richard Holmes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-epidemics-give-a-voice-to-the-forgotten-11589471833
— Sales Report Puts the Second Quarter in a Deep Hole After April’s slump in retail sales, even pessimistic forecasts for the current quarter could be too upbeat – Justin Lahart
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sales-report-puts-the-second-quarter-in-a-deep-hole-11589561770
— Coronavirus Bolsters Car Ownership as Consumers Rethink Shared Rides As ride-hailing hits the skids amid the pandemic, auto makers see renewed interest in personal vehicles – William Boston in Berlin and Mike Colias (DIERSEN: I have owed a car since I was 16 in 1964.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/coronavirus-bolsters-car-ownership-as-consumers-rethink-shared-rides-11589564566
— FRONT PAGE: Google Hides News, Tricked by Fake Claims Dubious copyright complaints citing 1998 law led the search giant to make unfavorable articles vanish – Andrea Fuller, Kirsten Grind and Joe Palazzolo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my critics/opponents a) who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my stressing the source, title, author, and hyperlink of articles in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) who do everything that they can to make the original work of others to look like is their own work.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-dmca-copyright-claims-takedown-online-reputation-11589557001

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Losing the party conventions would hurt (seriously) – Anthony L. Fisher
https://www.businessinsider.com/losing-democratic-republican-political-conventions-would-hurt-seriously-2020-5

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— The Republican convention, 100 days out, looms as a lifeline to Charlotte businesses – JIM MORRILL AND AUSTIN WEINSTEIN
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/rnc-2020/article242745381.html

WBTV
— Republican National Committee chairwoman speaks about RNC plans with convention 100 days away – Alex Giles
https://www.wbtv.com/2020/05/16/republican-national-committee-chairwoman-speaks-about-rnc-plans-with-convention-days-away/

WFAE
— On Charlotte RNC, Trump Says Gov. Cooper Is ‘Playing Politics’ By Reopening Slowly – STEVE HARRISON
https://www.wfae.org/post/charlotte-rnc-trump-says-gov-cooper-playing-politics-reopening-slowly#stream/0

AMERICAN REPORTER
— Strong Immune System can help overcome the Covid 19 Virus
https://www.theamericanreporter.com/strong-immune-system-can-help-overcome-the-covid-19-virus-says-research/

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Is Putting Himself at Risk for COVID-19. The president has faced greater exposure to the virus than he might let on.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/05/trump-risk-covid-19/611746/

JD SUPRA
— Age Is More Than A Number: Trends In Workforce Composition, Ageism, And Efforts To Address The Elephant In The Room – Fisher Phillips (DIERSEN: I should write a book about age discrimination. How soon, if not already, will employers and organizations officially adopt “up-or-out” policies for their employees and members who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran? For example, will the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) officially adopt the following policy those who are White, male, and/or non-veteran: township/ward party organization officers must be under age 30, county party organization officers must be under age 35, IRP State Central Committee members must be under age 40, and IRP officers must be under age 50?)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/age-is-more-than-a-number-trends-in-89175/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Various factors have created a workplace phenomenon that is both underreported and underestimated: an aging workforce and increasing incidence of age discrimination. As people in this country are living longer, the cost of living continues to rise, and the pension model nears extinction, many older Americans continue to work well into their 70’s. Combine that with stereotypes borne of both bygone eras and the current tech-forward attitudes of the younger workforce, and the incidence of age-based discrimination in the workplace is increasing – though the problem is not typically viewed or treated as seriously as other forms of discrimination. Despite laws in place to protect older workers, many hurdles exist in identifying and addressing the issue.)

April 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Update: Illinois surpasses goal of 10K COVID-19 tests in single day; retailers prepare for new stay-at-home order to take effect next week – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-surpasses-goal-of-10k-covid-19-tests-in-1-day/6126618/
— Coronavirus Chicago: Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s COVID-19 emergency spending powers request approved by City Council – Stacey Baca and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/lightfoots-covid-19-emergency-spending-powers-approved-/6126508/
— 2 states ease lockdowns as US COVID-19 toll passes 50,000 – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/2-states-ease-lockdowns-as-us-covid-19-toll-passes-50000/6127509/
— Trump signs bill with nearly $500B more in coronavirus aid – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/trump-signs-bill-with-nearly-$500b-more-in-covid-19-aid/6126581/

NBC5
— Illinois Sees Highest Amount of Daily Coronavirus Cases as State Count Nears 40K The state reported 2,724 new cases since Thursday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-highest-daily-total-of-coronavirus-cases-as-state-total-nears-40k/2261452/
— Pelosi: No More Virus Bailouts Without State and Local Aid The virus has battered state budgets from coast to coast – Alan Fram
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pelosi-no-more-virus-bailouts-without-state-local-aid/2261569/
— Coronavirus Relief Pushing US Deficits to Staggering Heights The report predicts a devastating hit to the economy this quarter at an annualized rate of decline of 40%, accompanied by a 14% unemployment rate – Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/cbo-says-deficit-to-reach-3-7-trillion-in-economic-decline/2261485/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Pritzker: In last 24 hours, record number of virus tests were administered and fewer people tested positive – Nic Flosi
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/pritzker-in-last-24-hours-record-number-of-virus-tests-were-administered-and-fewer-people-tested-positive

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Big money flowed into campaigns leading up to March primary, finance reports show – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-campaign-finance-reports-st-0423-20200422-tk4l7jat25h7fg3io7oroolbse-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— 2,724 new Illinois coronavirus cases, 108 more deaths as state receives record amount of test results 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/24/21234231/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020
— Coronavirus deaths more than double at Illinois nursing homes, data shows But the figures published by the state Friday appear to be a lagging indicator of what is actually happening on the ground — meaning the actual toll could be higher. – Jon Seidel and Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/24/21235025/coronavirus-deaths-illinois-nursing-homes
— County braces for $200 million revenue gap from COVID-19 — and prepares for ‘how bad this could get’ For the county’s general fund, which covers the sheriff’s and state’s attorney’s offices and others, the revenue shortfall is around $200 million. That hole is largely due to decreased revenue from the county’s sales tax and other home rule taxes. – Rachel Hinton 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/4/24/21234742/cook-county-200-million-revenue-shortfall-covid-19-preckwinkle-coronavirus
— Minority-, women-owned firms may have lost out on Chicago’s coronavirus contracts First-time city vendors weren’t required to comply with City Hall’s program to hire minority- and woman-owned businesses until this past week, when FEMA allowed that. – Frank Main and Lauren FitzPatrick 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/24/21235087/chicago-coronavirus-contracts-women-owned-firms-may-have-lost-out-on-chicagos-coronavirus-contracts
— Four-letter fiasco: Virtual City Council meeting turns profane It started when an unidentified male voice said, “No one here knows what the f—they’re voting on.” Next was Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza: “This is a total s–t show.” Ald. Walter Burnett capped it off with: “Are we being punked?” – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/4/24/21235281/chicago-city-council-virtual-meeting-profanity-sadlowski-garza-lightfoot-wtf
— No question about it. Reporters must do better. Pritzker’s coronavirus press conferences bring out the worst in the news media. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/4/24/21235263/rich-miller-coronavirus-news-media-reporters
— At a time when local journalism has never mattered more, we’re thankful We will continue to use every dime of revenue — whether it’s from the Paycheck Protection Program, our investors or your subscriptions — to provide the quality journalism a great city must have. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/4/23/21233343/chicago-sun-times-paycheck-protection-program-stimulus-newspapers-media-local-journalism-editorial
— West Side violence persists amid a pandemic and stay-at-home order The Chicago Police Department’s Harrison District has seen more violence than any of the other 21 districts citywide in 2020. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/4/24/21234933/chicago-violence-west-side-persists-amid-pandemic-stay-home-order

DAILY HERALD
— COVID-19 cases spike by 2,724 as state test count hits ‘milestone,’ DIY masks suggested – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200424/covid-19-cases-spike-by-2724-as-state-test-count-hits-milestone-diy-masks-suggested
— Why Congress needs to support your local news sources in this crisis – Dean Ridings
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200424/why-congress-needs-to-support-your-local-news-sources-in-this-crisis
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use isolated incidents to harm Naperville.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200418/naperville-trail-attack-on-chinese-american-man-leaves-many-uneasy-
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Warrenville’s first marijuana dispensary could be along Route 59 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200424/warrenvilles-first-marijuana-dispensary-could-be-along-route-59
— ‘Republicans are nervous’: Some in GOP eye protests warily – ‘AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200424/news/304249992/
— Samiha Syed elected College of DuPage student trustee
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200424/samiha-syed-elected-college-of-dupage-student-trustee

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— State finally hits COVID testing goal After weeks of falling short, 16,000 COVID tests were conducted since yesterday, above Gov. Pritzker’s 10,000-a-day goal and meeting one standard he set to fully reopen the Illinois economy. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/state-finally-hits-covid-testing-goal

WBBM 780
— DuPage County Judge James McCluskey Working To Prevent Spike In Eviction Cases – JENNIFER KEIPER
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/dupage-county-judge-working-to-prevent-spike-in-evictions

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Pandemic not stopping campaign donations, spending – Tom Kacich
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/tom-kacich-pandemic-not-stopping-campaign-donations-spending/article_9c2d271a-4da9-599c-8f1e-0693b5054ca9.html

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— As workers, businesses seek more aid, politics could stall further stimulus in Congress – Stephen Loiaconi
https://newschannel20.com/news/coronavirus/as-workers-businesses-seek-more-aid-politics-could-stall-further-stimulus-in-congress
— As states race to reopen, U.S. coronavirus death toll passes 50,000
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/coronavirus/as-states-race-to-reopen-u-s-coronavirus-death-toll-passes-50000/

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Playing Politics With Coronavirus Pritzker has used COVID-19 to push the Fair Tax, and Lightfoot to loosen the municipal purse strings. That could cost them the moral high ground needed to govern in a crisis. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/April-2020/Pritzker-Lightfoot-Playing-Politics-Coronavirus/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— DuPage County School District Superintendent’s letter to District 4 County Board member – Let this sink in – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/04/dupage-county-school-district-superintendents-letter-to-district-4-county-board-member-let-this-sink-in/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Amid Coronavirus, Movement for Public School Exit Grows – Alex Newman (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have used against me a) my having attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, b) having attended Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962, and c) my having been confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1961.) 
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/amid-coronavirus-movement-for-public-school-exit-grows/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— THORNER: DR. SHIVA EXAMINES ORIGIN OF COVID-19 AND POSSIBLE RACIAL OVERTONES- PART 2
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/04/thorner-dr-shiva-examines-origin-of-covid-19-and-possible-racial-overtones-part-2.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,724 new cases, 108 additional deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/24/2724-new-cases-108-additional-deaths/
— Pritzker announces huge increase in testing capability over past 24 hours – Latest batch of positive tests drop to 17 percent from average of 21 – Vows to continue push test numbers up – Says state now has 112 public testing sites – Governor says scientists skeptical of antibody tests and state won’t rush in – Dr. Ezike announces hospitalization numbers, says 37 longterm care facilities have received test materials – Says he’s not saying people shouldn’t have antibody tests if they want – Hopes baseball returns – Explains IDES hiring process, federal mandates – Says he’s unaware that nursing home wants National Guard – Ezike explains lack of recovery numbers – Compares mask mandate to shoes in restaurant mandate – Calls Bailey lawsuit “a political maneuver” – Says sheriff who won’t enforce order is “going to let people get sick” – No plan to re-check autopsies from earlier – Explains that new EO language counters false claims and rumors – Mayors can make more stringent local rules – Confident test results will continue coming back quickly – Says EO won’t impact legislative session – Calls out “ridiculous” argument against $600 unemployment boost – Says workers with underlying conditions who are ordered back should call IDOL – Says he hopes no one listened to Trump’s disinfectant injection talk – Talks about Illinoisans coming together – Answers odd question on special session – Debunks rumors – I MESSED UP MY OWN QUESTION – Warns Harrisburg city council against violating order – Explains where to get info about masks – Confirms gown shortage – Says he expects to sustain 10K tests per day
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/24/pritzker-announces-huge-increase-in-testing-capability-over-past-24-hours/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/04/24/covid-19-roundup-27/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Jeff Sessions poised for comeback and still cheering Trump – Paul Bedard (DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates who have talked and/or acted like they did not want my support. I would focus on a) those who have been on ballots in my precinct since 2000, b) those who have painted themselves as being religious and/or conservative, c) those who have big skeletons in their closets, d) those who reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving), and other planks in the Republican Party platform, e) those who blame me for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and for everyone’s problems, and f) and those who focus on destroying those who they cannot manipulate/dominate.) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/jeff-sessions-poised-for-comeback-and-still-cheering-trump

BREITBART
— Google to Cut Marketing Budget in Half, Warns of Hiring Freeze – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/04/24/google-to-cut-marketing-budget-in-half-warns-of-hiring-freeze/

DONALD TRUMP
— VIDEO: “Let them eat ice cream.” – Nancy Antoinette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7DKYML2MRs

THE HILL
— U.S. hits grim milestone: 50,000 coronavirus deaths – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: Of course, Trump-haters blame those deaths on not only Trump, but on all those who do not share their hatred of Trump.)
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/494484-us-hits-grim-milestone-50000-coronavirus-deaths
— House Republicans push back against proxy voting – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/493919-house-republicans-push-back-against-proxy-voting
— Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief package – MORGAN CHALFANT 
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/494412-trump-signs-484-coronavirus-relief-package
— Coronavirus spreads to Trump country – REID WILSON (DIERSEN: Do you live in Trump country? What percent of the vote will Trump get in November in your county, in your township, in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood?) 
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/494561-coronavirus-spreads-to-trump-country

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Congressional Budget Office forecasts a $3.7 trillion deficit, a 5.6% economic contraction and an unemployment rate of nearly 12% by year’s end.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/24/business/stock-market-live-coronavirus.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Sadness and Disbelief From a World Missing American Leadership.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/world/europe/coronavirus-american-exceptionalism.html
— FRONT PAGE: Trump-haters say “Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/us/politics/coronavirus-trump.html
— U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Block Trump Immigration Policy During Pandemic – Reuters
https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/04/24/us/24reuters-usa-court-immigration.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Stephen Miller has long-term vision for Trump’s ‘temporary’ immigration order, according to private call with supporters – Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/stephen-miller-audio-immigration-coronavirus/2020/04/24/8eaf59ba-8631-11ea-9728-c74380d9d410_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Pension bombs are states’ own fault – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/04/24/pension-bombs-are-states-own-fault-and-other-commentary/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Thirty New Yorkers reported ingesting household cleaners in 18-hour span after Trump’s bogus coronavirus claims – ANNA SANDERS and CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-new-yorkers-household-cleaners-trump-20200425-rnaqio5dyfeaxmthxx2vktqa5m-story.html

USA TODAY
— ‘It’s going to be around a long time’: What we’ve learned from the first discovered COVID-19 cases – Jorge L. Ortiz
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/04/22/coronavirus-going-around-long-time-expert-says/3009409001/
— State, city workers could be next wave of layoffs as tax revenue dries up amid COVID-19 – Charisse Jones
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/04/23/coronavirus-could-cost-state-government-worker-their-jobs/2998645001/
— Protests show two Americas — those who lost their jobs and those still getting paid People don’t appreciate being condescended to and bossed around, especially when the leaders ask them for sacrifices without empathy and humility. – Glenn Harlan Reynolds
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/04/21/behind-protests-two-americas-one-unemployed-and-one-gets-paychecks-column/5167453002/

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Texas lottery sales surge as COVID stimulus money arrives – Eric Dexheimer (DIERSEN: What percent of stimulus money is spent on booze, gambling, pot, and other vices?) 
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Fulfilling-warnings-lottery-sales-surge-as-COVID-15219652.php#article-comments?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=0cf404eb-d292-4dbb-8162-8f02a8a318a2

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Get Ready for the Return of Inflation Fed actions have increased the quantity of money in the U.S. economy at a blistering rate. – Tim Congdon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-ready-for-the-return-of-inflation-11587659836
— 10 Financial Moves to Make if You Have Lost Your Job—or Fear You Will The wave of layoffs makes it imperative to have a financial plan in place, even if you’re still working. Here’s how to do it. – Chris Kornelis
https://www.wsj.com/articles/10-financial-moves-to-make-if-you-have-lost-your-jobor-fear-you-will-11587645633

FORBES
— The Crisis Pulls The Rug Out From Under Many Older Workers’ Retirement Security – Christian Weller
https://www.forbes.com/sites/christianweller/2020/04/24/the-crisis-pulls-the-rug-out-from-under-many-older-workers-retirement-security/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Favor Trump’s Halt to Immigration to Help U.S. Workers; Democrats Don’t
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/disease/most_favor_trump_s_halt_to_immigration_to_help_u_s_workers_democrats_don_t

March 29 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus IL: 89 detainees at Cook County Jail have contracted COVID-19, sheriff’s office says
https://abc7chicago.com/89-cook-county-jail-detainees-have-contracted-covid-19/6059195/

CBS2
— Coronavirus In Illinois: Grocery Stores To Step Up Social Distancing Efforts – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/03/28/coronavirus-in-illinois-grocery-stores-to-step-up-social-distancing-efforts/

WGN TV
— New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/new-york-may-be-weeks-from-a-peak-in-coronavirus-cases-now-other-states-are-preparing-for-surges/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Sheriff announces 51 new coronavirus cases at Cook County Jail, raising total to 89 In addition to the detainees, 12 sheriff’s office employees have also tested positive for the coronavirus. – Sam Kelly
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/3/28/21198407/cook-county-jail-coronavirus-covid-19-cases-inmates-89
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/3/29/21198561/illinois-marijuana-legal-weed-craft-grower-transporter-infuser-license-deadline-extended-coronavirus

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Millions of Americans will be infected by coronavirus and death toll could top 100,000, warns Dr. Anthony Fauci – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-world-updates-20200329-ezdk6zuf3zbibjbdvyslexamne-story.html
— United States now leads the world in total COVID-19 infections. Detroit, Chicago, New York and New Orleans are hotspots. – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-in-us-updates-20200328-wya76m4fsnatxbir5jnvs36akq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Can we trust a ‘Fair Tax’ if there are no Fair Maps? – Editorial
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200329/editorial-can-we-trust-a-fair-tax-if-there-are-no-fair-maps
— Illinois students to begin remote learning Tuesday – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200329/illinois-students-to-begin-remote-learning-tuesday

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Duckworth calls $2.2 trillion bill a ‘down payment,’ Trump ‘incompetent’ – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200328/bernard-schoenburg-duckworth-calls-22-trillion-bill-down-payment-trump-incompetent

HERALD & REVIEW
— Illinois grocery stores asked to enforce social distancing to fight coronavirus – Teri Maddox 
https://herald-review.com/business/illinois-grocery-stores-asked-to-enforce-social-distancing-to-fight/article_12f9804c-9de9-554f-844c-2241c146534f.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Florida to set up more checkpoints to quarantine travelers – AP
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Florida-to-set-up-more-checkpoints-to-quarantine-15164064.php
— County fairs hurt financially by coronavirus shutdowns Officials hopeful shows will go on in summer at fairgrounds – Rebecca Anzel 
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/County-fairs-hurt-financially-by-coronavirus-15164420.php
— Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks federal government to expand, expedite Medicaid coverage Care Comes First’ action plan for uninsured, insured Illinois residents
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Illinois-Gov-J-B-Pritzker-asks-federal-15164403.php

FOX ILLINOIS
— Hawks no more: Fiscal conservatives embrace rescue package – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/hawks-no-more-fiscal-conservatives-embrace-rescue-package

WHEATON PATCH
— DuPage County Reports 204 Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths These are DuPage County’s coronavirus numbers as of Saturday. – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/dupage-county-reports-204-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths

WASHINGTON TIMES
— One-third of U.S. counties yet to report single coronavirus case – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/29/coronavirus-no-confirmed-cases-one-third-us-counti/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘History of solving problems’: Limbaugh praises Trump, questions health experts for response to coronavirus – Dominick Mastrangelo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/history-of-solving-problems-limbaugh-praises-trump-questions-health-experts-for-response-to-coronavirus

FOX NEWS
— Rep. Kinzinger: Trump should activate more troops in National Guard
https://news.yahoo.com/rep-kinzinger-trump-activate-more-125500067.html
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis
— Dr. Deborah Birx issues coronavirus warning: ‘We don’t think any city will be spared’ – Victor Garcia
https://www.foxnews.com/media/dr-deborah-birx-issues-coronavirus-warning-we-dont-think-any-city-will-be-spared

DAILY CALLER
— Rep. Thomas Massie Speaks Out: ‘They Don’t Want To Hear The Truth’ – SCOTT MOREFIELD
https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/28/thomas-massie-coronavirus-relief-bill/

DAILY WIRE
— Michigan Governor Claims Feds Won’t Deliver Coronavirus Supplies To State, Refuses To Provide Proof – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/michigan-governor-claims-feds-wont-deliver-coronavirus-supplies-to-state-refuses-to-provide-proof
— Dr. Birx Praises Trump’s Intelligence. Leftists Want Her Canceled. – Amanda Prestigiacomo
https://www.dailywire.com/news/watch-dr-birx-praises-trumps-intelligence-leftists-want-her-canceled

NEWSMAX
— Paranoid, Cheap Game: Blame Christians for Coronavirus – Bill Donohue 
https://www.newsmax.com/billdonohue/faith-based-religious-conservatvies/2020/03/28/id/960342/

TOWNHALL
— Americans Trust President Trump to Lead In the War Against the Silent Enemy – Boris Epshteyn
https://townhall.com/columnists/borisepshteyn/2020/03/29/americans-trust-president-trump-to-lead-in-the-war-against-the-silent-enemy-n2565906
— ‘Who’s The S**thole County Now’: GQ Writer Mocks Trump As Wuhan Coronavirus Cases Spike in the U.S. – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/03/29/whos-the-sthole-county-now-gq-writer-mocks-trump-as-wuhan-coronavirus-cases-n2565890

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Who Runs America? The Media or the American People? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/03/28/who-runs-america-media-or-american-people
— NY Times: Birx Has Squandered Her Credibility By Denying Doomsday, Praising President – Clay Waters 
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2020/03/28/ny-times-birx-has-squandered-her-credibility-denying-doomsday

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Pandemic: The First Great Crisis of the Post-American Era – KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-first-great-crisis-post-american-era/#slide-1

THE HILL
— What if the ‘sky-is-falling’ coronavirus models are wrong? – DOUGLAS MACKINNON
https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/489962-what-if-the-sky-is-falling-coronavirus-models-are-simply-wrong
— Trump asks CDC to issue ‘strong travel advisory’ for NY tri-state area – J. EDWARD MORENO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/490022-trump-asks-cdc-to-issue-strong-travel-advisory-to-nyc-area
— Lawmakers already planning more coronavirus stimulus after $2T package – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/489946-lawmakers-already-planning-more-coronavirus-stimulus-after-2t-package
— California governor: 170 ventilators sent from Trump administration were ‘not working’ – JUSTIN WISE
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/490033-newsom-170-ventilators-sent-from-federal-government-arrived-not-working
— Democrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus – NAOMI JAGODA 
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/489952-democrats-eye-additional-relief-checks-for-coronavirus

POLITICO
— Biden leads Trump in new polls despite coronavirus approval bounce – STEVEN SHEPARD (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Biden either has already or will promise to use the federal government to get rid of once and for all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, Corvette owners, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.) 
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/29/biden-leads-trump-polls-despite-coronavirus-bounce-152944

CNN
— America’s largest single site jail (Cook County) is home to a new coronavirus cluster – Omar Jimenez
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/us/detroit-coronavirus-cook-county-jail/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump wobbles as a wartime President.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/donald-trump-wartime-commander/index.html
— Pelosi on Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘As the President fiddles, people are dying’ – Chandelis Duster (DIERSEN: Of course, the more voters that get coronavirus and/or die from coronavirus in a Republican candidate’s political jurisdiction, the more that Trump-haters will blame those Republican candidates for that.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/29/politics/nancy-pelosi-coronavirus-cnntv/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump’s coronavirus quarantine rhetoric fuels a dangerously politicized pandemic.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-quarantine-rhetoric-fuels-dangerously-politicized-pandemic-ncna1170406
— New Jersey governor cracks down on house parties amid coronavirus pandemic
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/live-blog/live-coronavirus-updates-u-s-first-top-100-000-cases-n1171011/ncrd1171301
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want governors to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/some-u-s-governors-have-stepped-during-coronavirus-others-not-n1170706

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Virus Has Transformed the 2020 Elections. Here’s How. Party conventions are in jeopardy, campaigning is on hold and local candidates are playing the role of good Samaritan instead of traditional politician. – Jonathan Martin, Reid J. Epstein and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/us/2020-elections-coronavirus.html
— Who Should Be Saved First? Experts Offer Ethical Guidance Well before rationing caused by coronavirus, protocols were established about “who lives and who dies.” – Austin Frakt (DIERSEN: Should “old people” like me get credit if they are still “contributing members of society?” If you are old, what would you stress to show that you are still a “contributing member of society?” I would stress my record of sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails every morning and every evening. However, according to my critics/opponents, those emails are worthless if not destructive.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/24/upshot/coronavirus-rationing-decisions-ethicists.html
— U.S. Civil Rights Office Rejects Rationing Medical Care Based on Disability, Age – Sheri Fink (DIERSEN: Of course my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that I am 71 years old, but they also stress that I have not-in-control diabetes, and that I am obese (30+ BMI).) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/28/us/coronavirus-disabilities-rationing-ventilators-triage.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The latest sign the economic downturn is intensifying: White-collar workers are being laid off now Service sector jobs got slammed early in the coronavirus crisis, now it’s tech, legal and other professionals reporting layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs – Taylor Telford and Jena McGregor
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/03/28/white-collar-coronavirus-recession/
— Post-ABC poll shows Trump and Biden in a competitive race for the White House – Scott Clement and Dan Balz 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-trump-and-biden-in-a-competitive-race-for-the-white-house/2020/03/28/515cb8ba-7037-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Democrats fret as Joe Biden becomes ‘irrelevant’ in coronavirus crisis – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/democrats-fret-as-joe-biden-becomes-irrelevant-in-coronavirus-crisis/
— Woke stupidity is spreading as fast as the coronavirus pandemic – Kyle Smith
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/woke-stupidity-is-spreading-as-fast-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
— New Yorkers are throwing ‘corona potlucks’ and visiting ‘speakeasies’ – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2020/03/28/new-yorkers-are-throwing-corona-potlucks-and-visiting-speakeasies/
— Trump must stop winging it after panicking tri-state area over coronavirus lockdown – Editorial
https://nypost.com/2020/03/29/trump-must-stop-winging-it-after-panicking-tri-state-area-over-coronavirus-lockdown/

USA TODAY
— Detroit auto show canceled; facility to be converted to coronavirus field hospital – Mark Phelan
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2020/03/28/coronavirus-detroit-auto-show-canceled-tcf-center-hospital/2934839001/

FORBES
— U.S. Airlines Struggle To Identify Passengers Exposed To Coronavirus – Will Horton
https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/03/28/us-airlines-struggled-to-identify-passengers-exposed-to-coronavirus/
— ‘Failing,’ ‘Snake,’ ‘Tantrums’: Trump’s War With State Governors Rages On – Sergei Klebnikov
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sergeiklebnikov/2020/03/28/failing-snake-tantrums-trumps-war-with-state-governors-rages-on/

BLOOMBERG
— How Coronavirus Is Shaking Up the Moral Universe – John Authers 
https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/coronavirus-pandemic-puts-moral-philosophy-to-the-test
— Coronavirus Response Is a Weapon in China’s Brand of War
https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-03-28/coronavirus-response-is-a-weapon-in-china-s-brand-of-war

FORTUNE
— There will be another pandemic after the coronavirus—and it’s time to start preparing now – JANE J. KIM and MICHELLE A. WILLIAMS
https://fortune.com/2020/03/29/coronavirus-pandemic-public-health-preparedness/

BARRON’S
— Living in Retirement in a New Era of Sacrifice – Neal Templin
https://www.barrons.com/articles/living-in-retirement-in-a-new-era-of-sacrifice-51585485001

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters call Trump ‘Power Hungry’ and ‘Sociopath’ after he lashes out at three publications on Twitter.
https://www.ibtimes.com/donald-trump-called-power-hungry-sociopath-after-lashing-out-3-publications-twitter-2948876
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.ibtimes.com/cannabis-undergoes-long-overdue-shift-emerging-essential-2948930

LEXOLOGY
— Compliance Alert: The EEOC Announces Its Views On ADA, Title VII, and ADEA Considerations During The Pandemic
https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c1b2e72e-663a-4a5e-8482-6daa7a8c40af
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Medical Questionnaires And Examinations. . .Disclosure Of An Employee’s Exposure To The Virus. . .Discrimination Considerations During The Pandemic. . .Reasonable Accommodations And The Interactive Process. . .Implications For Employers)

FORD AUTHORITY
— Governor Andrew Cuomo Says Ford Building Ventilators In Four Weeks “Does Us No Good” – Shane McGlaun
https://fordauthority.com/2020/03/governor-andrew-cuomo-says-ford-building-ventilators-in-four-weeks-does-us-no-good/

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump again tries to blame ‘dangerous and corrupt’ media as crisis escalates.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-twitter-media-us-cases-pandemic-latest-a9431491.html

March 9 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus concerns close Loyola Academy in Wilmette after student exposed to person with COVID-19 – Diane Pathieu
https://abc7chicago.com/health/loyola-academy-in-wilmette-closed-after-student-exposed-to-person-with-covid-19/5996734/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Running list of Chicago-area closings and cancellations because of coronavirus – Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-cb-coronavirus-chicago-illinois-cancellations-closings-20200304-xsy3xn6grndu3hq7eyihpkznwi-story.html
— This year, African American voters are collecting their debt from Democrats. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders owe them black female running mates. – Dahleen Glanton (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, your demographics dictate your future. GAO hired me in 1980 when I was 31, but if I was 31 today, because I am a White male Republican, GAO would not hire me today. IRS hired me in 1971 when I was 22, but if I was 22 today, because I am a White male Republican, IRS would not hire me today. The Post Office hired me in 1966 when I was 18, but if I was 18 today, because I am a White male Republican, the Post Office would not hire me today.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-dahleen-glanton-democratic-candidate-black-woman-vice-president-20200309-nlzobeeqcndlxecojmwuqrnxu4-story.html
— Apprehension about coronavirus prompts officials to close polling places at nursing homes – Javonte Anderson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-election-day-20200307-f4ypho2tgrdm5pzd6ubiluwcxi-story.html
— General Assembly departures make way for competitive primaries in Chicago, the suburbs – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislative-election-preview-20200309-4pdrmibqhna7dfjwzwiq2pucoi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to destroy America’s economy and to destroy Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-coronavirus-stocks-oil-20200309-oh47v6wrmzgc7paazs76fcf4wu-story.html
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-chicago-news-20200309-jsvchnl24fdlpcjuzeuyg2nb3q-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTO OF CZERNEK: ‘Dirt log,’ highway commissioner’s desk calendar among the items sought in FBI raid – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200309/dirt-log-highway-commissioners-desk-calendar-among-the-items-sought-in-fbi-raid
— Endorsement: Joe Biden for president in Democratic primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200306/endorsement-joe-biden-for-president-in-democratic-primary

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago is getting richer, but that could be because poor people are leaving A Brookings Institution study concludes that while the metro area is growing more slowly than other large cities, we’re making progress on prosperity and sharing the wealth among those who remain. – GREG HINZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/chicago-getting-richer-could-be-because-poor-people-are-leaving

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote hatred of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200308/womens-rights-supporters-make-their-stand-at-capitol

PEKIN TIMES
— Substance abuse issues deserve public attention – Scott Reeder
https://www.pekintimes.com/news/20200308/reeder-substance-abuse-issues-deserve-public-attention

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/if-you-prefer-pot-at-least-be-an-educated-user/article_168681ea-613b-11ea-b9fa-5313d619ba0b.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP Pushing for Auto Voter Fix – Greg Bishop 
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=300017#.XmW1kCN_OM8
— Former Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren to head Illinois Bankers Association – Scot Bertram
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=300083#.XmZEOCN_OM8

NPR ILLINOIS
— Secret Service Ready To Protect Biden And Sanders, But It Hasn’t Been Asked – BRIAN NAYLOR 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/secret-service-ready-protect-biden-and-sanders-hasnt-been-asked#stream/0

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— TREASONOUS: Rogers Park Group Steps Up Effort To Disrupt ICE Enforcement Protect RP has a group of volunteers ready to nonviolently disrupt deportation efforts in Rogers Park. – Joe Ward
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/09/rogers-park-group-steps-up-effort-to-disrupt-ice-enforcement/

DEPAULIA
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Stoners want cheaper pot.
https://depauliaonline.com/47188/artslife/legal-weed-prices-remain-high-sending-some-back-to-illicit-dealers/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters promote hatred of men.
https://depauliaonline.com/47105/opinions/opinion-women-just-cant-win/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois residents pay 9.08% rate in combined local, state sales taxes, 6th highest in U.S.
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-residents-pay-rate-in-combined-local-state-sales-taxes/article_f1569778-5381-11ea-86e7-9ffa56354642.html

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SIX GOP STATE REPS (Mark Batinick, Tom Demmer, Jeff Keicher, Dan Ugaste, Steve Reick, and Grant Wehrli) CALL FOR OBERWEIS TO ANSWER QUESTIONABLE CAMPAIGN FUNDING EFFORT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/six-gop-state-reps-call-for-oberweis-to-answer-questionable-campaign-funding-effort.html
— ROSSI: THE MASSIVE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE HYSTERICAL “FAKE NEWS MEDIA” (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, all government and political news and commentary is fake except for the government and political news and commentary that they put out or bless. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/rossi-the-massive-damage-caused-by-the-hysterical-fake-news-media.html
— WHY ARE SO MANY YOUNG PEOPLE UNHAPPY? (DIERSEN: To make young people happy, my critics/opponents do everything that they can to get rid of older people, and especially older people who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about my critics/opponents.)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/03/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Six House Republicans (Mark Batinick, Tom Demmer, Jeff Keicher, Dan Ugaste, Steve Reick, and Grant Wehrli) want a “complete and thorough” explanation from Oberweis
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/09/six-house-republicans-want-a-complete-and-thorough-explanation-from-oberweis/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: From the Bloomberg team: “Subscribe to your local journalistic enterprise.” I should write a book those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails. Better yet, I should sue those who have worked the hardest since 2000 a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) to stop everyone from reading those emails.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/03/09/bloomberg-shutting-down/

WIREPOINTS
— 30% Jump in Property Tax Delinquencies as Cook Country Treasurer Warns of Problems “Beyond Human Imagination” – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/thirty-percent-jump-in-property-tax-delinquencies-as-cook-country-treasurer-warns-of-problems-beyond-human-imagination-wirepoints/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: The Catalina Lauf / Jeff Berkowitz Interview with Discernment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/08/il-14-the-catalina-lauf-jeff-berkowitz-interview-with-discernment/ 
— IL-14: Jim Oberweis Hits Back at Ted Gradel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/08/il-14-jim-oberweis-hits-back-at-ted-gra 
— Where Will Warren Supporters Go?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/08/where-will-warren-supporters-go/ 
— Libertarians Meeting Monday at Algonquin Colonial Cafe
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/03/08/libertarians-meeting-monday-at-algonquin-colonial-cafe/

GOPUSA
— Are Schumer’s Threats Against Conservative Justices Just A Foretaste Of What’s To Come? (DIERSEN: AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: What is to come? What additional steps will the Democrats who run Illinois take to force those who run your county, your township, your municipality, and your municipal district to get rid of individuals, organizations, and companies that are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?) 
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=85789

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Moderate’ Joe Biden a myth, no different from Bernie Sanders, Trump campaign says – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/8/moderate-joe-biden-myth-no-different-bernie-sander/
— Coronavirus outbreak tempers feuds as governors, Trump try to work together – Dave Boyer and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/8/coronavirus-tempers-feuds-governors-trump-work-tog/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The trillion-dollar question for markets on the coronavirus – Philip Klein
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-trillion-dollar-question-for-markets-on-coronavirus
— Carson to Democratic congressman: Transgender rights don’t supersede rights of abused women in shelters – Andrew Mark Miller
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/carson-to-democratic-congressman-transgender-rights-dont-supersede-rights-of-abused-women-in-shelters
— Coronavirus is also a border security issue – Rep. Brian Babin
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/coronavirus-is-also-a-border-security-issue

BLAZE
— Conservative Hispanic University of Chicago college student Evita Duffy — daughter of former GOP congressman — threatened with violence after blasting socialism But now she’s getting kudos from some pretty big names for making her voice heard – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/conservative-hispanic-college-student–daughter-of-former-gop-congressman–threatened-with-violence-after-blasting-socialism

DAILY WIRE
— U.S. Military Dispatches Crisis Response Units To Mexican Border – Joseph Curl
https://www.dailywire.com/news/u-s-military-dispatches-crisis-response-units-to-mexican-border

TOWNHALL
— If You Think American Democrats Rejected Socialism, Think Again – Scott Morefield
https://townhall.com/columnists/scottmorefield/2020/03/09/if-you-think-american-democrats-rejected-socialism-think-again-n2563999

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Men-haters promote hatred of men.
https://www.csmonitor.com/World/2020/0309/Monday-Sunrise-Briefing-Women-seeking-justice-fill-the-streets

EPOCH TIMES
— How’s Your Job Going and What Are You Doing About It? – JEFF GARTON (DIERSEN: What did you do to qualify yourself for better paying jobs? I earned a) a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970 and job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, b) job-related professional certifications when I was 30, 32, 41, 45, 47, and 48, and c) a job-related professional license when I was 32. One could ask candidates for government offices and for political offices what did they do to better qualify themselves for the office they seek.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/hows-your-job-going-and-what-are-you-doing-about-it_3256019.html

THE HILL
— Now Democrats must battle a monster of their own creation – KRISTIN TATE
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/486525-now-democrats-must-battle-a-monster-of-their-own-creation

CBS NEWS
— Ted Cruz and a congressman self-quarantining after a possible virus contact
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-cruz-coronavirus-covid19-interaction-cpac-quarantine-today-2020-03-08/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump to skip St. Patrick’s Day Hill luncheon, blames Pelosi – DARLENE SUPERVILLE
https://apnews.com/974688a45453bbc1bcfc1f368ebaed1f
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: `We can do it,’ say young believers fueling Sanders campaign Young voters have been Bernie Sanders’ most enduring supporters as he tries to win the Democratic presidential nomination over Joe Biden. – AP
https://www.wfmj.com/story/41866940/we-can-do-it-say-young-believers-fueling-sanders-campaign

NEW YORK TIMES
— Columbia Cancels Classes and Princeton Puts Lectures Online in Coronavirus Response – Neil Vigdor and Mihir Zaveri
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/08/nyregion/columbia-classes-canceled-coronavirus.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: How the Trump Campaign Took Over the G.O.P. – Danny Hakim and Glenn Thrush (DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. I should write a book about those who have taken over the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/us/trump-campaign-brad-parscale.html
— How to Be More Optimistic – Susan Shain (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs do everything that they can to stop members of the following groups from being optimistic: Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older people, non-poor people, gun owners, German Americans, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/smarter-living/how-to-be-more-optimistic.html
— Alternative to the corporate media: What Bernie Sanders Gets Right About the Media The senator’s sweeping critique of coverage has more merit than we in the media like to admit. – Ben Smith
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/08/business/media/bernie-sanders-media.html
— Retiring Into a Shaky Market? Think Long Term Anyway Americans in their mid-60s could live nearly three more decades, research shows, so a healthy dose of stock in your portfolio is actually prudent now. – Tara Siegel Bernard
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/your-money/retiring-stock-markets-investments.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Voting behind bars: Cook County’s huge jail becomes a first-time polling precinct – Shawn Mulcahy (DIERSEN: What percent of people in jail vote for Democrats? Democrats shout at people in jail that Republicans put them there.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/voting-behind-bars-cook-countys-huge-jail-becomes-a-first-time-polling-precinct/2020/03/05/5bf10fc0-581c-11ea-9000-f3cffee23036_story.html
— Republicans try to reverse the GOP’s downward spiral of support in the suburbs – Paul Kane (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hypocritical Democrats hypocritically move into Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage of the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/republicans-try-to-reverse-the-gops-downward-spiral-of-support-in-the-suburbs/2020/03/06/fce536ca-5fd0-11ea-b014-4fafa866bb81_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Where Do the Candidates Stand on This Radical Immigration Plan? A Democratic House bill would invite criminals in and give deported aliens a right to return to the U.S. – Dave Seminara
https://www.wsj.com/articles/where-do-the-candidates-stand-on-this-radical-immigration-plan-11583698193
— Federal Agencies Prepare for Coronavirus Disruptions Air-traffic controllers, food inspectors, mail carriers ready emergency plans to maintain essential services as the virus spreads – Kate Davidson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-agencies-prepare-for-coronavirus-disruptions-11583639269
— Efforts to Battle Coronavirus Escalate Around the Globe The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally exceeded 105,000 on Sunday – Talal Ansari, Chun Han Wong and Erin Ailworth
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-coronavirus-cases-drop-in-china-as-italy-imposes-quarantine-11583662342
— FRONT PAGE: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs do everything that they can to destroy traditional marriage and to destroy the traditional family. 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/affluent-americans-still-say-i-do-its-the-middle-class-that-does-not-11583691336

FORBES
— 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8: Top 10 Reasons To Buy – Karl Brauer
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kbrauer/2020/03/09/2020-chevrolet-corvette-c8-top-10-reasons-to-buy/

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use coronavirus to destroy America’s economy and to destroy Trump.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2020/03/global-markets-crash-coronavirus-oil-trump

FED SMITH
— Coronavirus: Calls to Protect Federal Employees Ramping Up – Ian Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/08/coronavirus-calls-protect-federal-employees-ramping-up/
— OPM Issues New Coronavirus Guidance – Ian Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2020/03/07/opm-issues-new-coronavirus-guidance/

February 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Bernie Sanders has best chance of defeating Trump after recent debate performances, ABC News poll shows
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/abc-news-poll-sanders-has-best-chance-of-defeating-trump/5974613/
— Cook County State’s Attorney Republican candidates meet for ABC7 debate, attack Kim Foxx – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/republican-states-attorney-candidates-trade-barbs-attack-foxx-in-abc7-debate/5972704/

NBC5
— Congress Eyes Billions in Funding to Fight Coronavirus – Andrew Taylor
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/congress-eyes-billions-in-funding-to-fight-coronavirus/2228698/

CBS2
— Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Unveils Coronavirus Preparedness Plans – Marissa Parra
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/02/28/chicago-mayor-lightfoot-unveils-coronavirus-preparedness-plans/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Influence, money, delegates: Here’s what’s so super about Super Tuesday – Jordan Smith
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/influence-money-delegates-heres-whats-so-super-about-super-tuesday

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kim Foxx, other Cook County state’s attorney candidates attack Bill Conway over his father’s $7.5 million in contributions to his campaign – LOLLY BOWEAN and GREGORY PRATT (DIERSEN: My outstanding father a) had me baptized as a Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1948, b) sent me to Trinity Lutheran Grade School in Crete 1953-1961, c) sent me to Hope Lutheran Grade School in Park Forest 1961-1962 to stay with the Missouri Synod, d) had me confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran in 1962, e) provided me with room and board while I attended UIC 1966-1968, weekends during first semester at NIU in 1969, and the summer of 1969. He died suddenly of heart failure in October of 1969.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cook-county-states-attorney-debate-20200229-72z5dplnjrh7vojm6eaddbknwy-story.html
— Who is Bill Conway? – LOLLY BOWEAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cb-who-is-bill-conway-cook-county-states-attorney-candidate-20200229-hyk5eh3yzfbp7i7cq7s7ma6rlm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ives supporter blasts Kinzler endorsement.
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200229/endorsement-defied-evidence-of-video
— Gerrymandering a problem nationwide – Ed Plum, Barrington (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the success that my critics/opponents had gerrymandering of my DuPage County Milton Township Precinct 9 in Wheaton in 2015. My critics/opponents have lots of religious, government, political, and financial clout in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois and they know that everyone sees it when they take adverse actions against me.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200229/gerrymandering-a-problem-nationwide
— Learn about educational opportunities with top business schools March 4 at College of DuPage (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes, degrees issued by non-Ivy League colleges, including those I have from NIU, Loyola, DePaul, and IIT, are worthless.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200229/learn-about-educational-opportunities-with-top-business-schools-march-4-at-college-of-dupage

RIVER BENDER
— Once skeptics, conservatives out to expand Trump’s base
https://www.riverbender.com/sports-news/details.cfm?id=297485

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Republican Party Primary, Kankakee County Auditor: Jacob M. “Jake” Lee
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/republican-party-primary-kankakee-county-auditor-jacob-m-jake-lee/article_f3393d1c-58ee-11ea-a065-37860aaed6ae.html
— Republican Party Primary, Kankakee County Auditor: Brandon A. Meredith
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/republican-party-primary-kankakee-county-auditor-brandon-a-meredith/article_b6c71cea-58ef-11ea-8b15-6be6220922ba.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Route 14 Trump Sign Vandalized
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/29/route-14-trump-sign-vandalized/
— Skillicorn Pans Dem Law to Ignore ICE Holds
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/29/skillicorn-pans-dem-law-to-ignore-ice-holds/
— IL-14: McHenry County Hosts Two Rallies for National Trump Support Day
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-mchenry-county-hosts-two-rallies-for-national-trump-support-day/
— IL-14: Final Candidates’ Forum Open to the Public in Huntley March 2nd *Updated* Links of All Forum Videos Included
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-final-candidates-forum-open-to-the-public-in-huntley-march-2nd/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Record 23 million voters this year are foreign-born naturalized citizens: Pew Research More than half, 56%, live in California, New York, Texas and Florida – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/29/immigrant-voting-bloc-hits-record-breaking-23-mill/
— Trump says he is ‘thinking about’ possibly closing US border with Mexico to guard against COVID-19 s – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/29/trump-says-he-is-thinking-about-possibly-closing-u/
— NRA fighting ‘scorched earth assault’ to destroy the organization, LaPierre tells CPAC Calls out Democratic presidential contenders Michael Bloomberg, Bernie Sanders, among others – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/29/wayne-lapierre-nra-fighting-scorched-earth-assault/
— Hispanic voters siding with Trump in head-to-head matchup against Sanders: polls – Stephen Dinan 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/29/hispanic-voters-siding-trump-head-head-matchup-aga/
— Buttigieg ‘extremely vulnerable’ to attack for relying on Navy service – Ben Wolfgang (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress a) that I never earned more than $131,532/year in today’s dollars while I worked for GAO and b) that I never earned more than $96,431/year in today’s dollars while I worked for IRS.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/29/buttigieg-extremely-vulnerable-attack-touting-navy/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: This cycle, such an effort would be designed to chip away at the former mayor’s argument that his time in Afghanistan gives him unique intellectual and moral authority on U.S. foreign policy. Political observers and other veterans who served in Afghanistan interviewed by The Times suggest that beneath the surface, Mr. Buttigieg could be walking into a trap. “It’s a weak story,” said one national GOP political strategist who has worked on presidential campaigns. “If the entire foundation of your foreign policy experience is built around your time as a low-ranking officer staring at a green computer screen, you’re making yourself extremely vulnerable.”)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Fox News hits biggest viewership milestone in network’s 23-year history – Carly Ortiz-Lytle 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/fox-news-hits-biggest-viewership-milestone-in-networks-23-year-history

FOX NEWS
— Trump sets new travel restrictions over coronavirus, considering southern border shutdown – Marisa Schultz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-holds-press-conference-after-first-american-dies-from-coronavirus
— Coronavirus panic grips Wall Street and Main Street: How should Washington react?
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6137226302001#sp=show-clips

AMERICAN THINKER
— Ocasio-Cortez touches her hair and face several times while warning people not to do so because of coronavirus – Thomas Lifson
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/ocasiocortez_touches_her_hair_and_face_several_times_while_warning_people_not_to_do_so_because_of_coronavirus.html

BREITBART
— President Donald Trump speaks at CPAC – UPI
https://www.breitbart.com/news/watch-live-president-donald-trump-speaks-at-cpac/
— President Trump Gives Coronavirus Update – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/29/watch-live-president-trump-gives-coronavirus-update/
— EPA Administrator at CPAC: ‘Our Environment Is Cleaner Today than It Has Ever Been’ – PENNY STARR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/28/epa-administrator-at-cpac-our-environment-is-cleaner-today-than-it-has-ever-been/
— ‘The Left Tries to Cancel Us Out and They Win When We Stop Fighting’ – Sean Spicer
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/28/sean-spicer-the-left-tries-to-cancel-us-out-and-they-win-when-we-stop-fighting/
— Donald Trump Jr.: Hold to Your Second Amendment Rights ‘At All Costs’ – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/29/donald-trump-jr-hold-to-your-second-amendment-rights-at-all-costs/

PJ MEDIA
— Sean Spicer to PJ Media: ‘When Journalists Act Unprofessional They Undermine the Profession’ – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/watch-sean-spicer-to-pj-media-when-journalists-act-unprofessional-they-undermine-the-profession/

CNS NEWS
— Cuccinelli: Rate of Crime Among Illegals Should Be Zero – They Shouldn’t Be Here – Melanie Arter 
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/cuccinelli-rate-crime-among-illegals-should-be-zero-they-shouldnt

CBN NEWS
— CPAC Shows Conservatives Engaged in All Sorts of Issues – Paul Strand
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2020/february/cpac-shows-conservatives-engaged-in-all-sorts-of-issues

DAILY CALLER
— Democratic House Majority Blocks Bill Protecting Babies Born Alive In Botched Abortions – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/28/democrats-house-of-representatives-abortion-born-alive/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Socialism, Not Coronavirus, Seen as Real Threat to Economy – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/28/socialism-not-coronavirus-seen-as-real-threat-to-economy/
— How the Left Seeks to Undermine America’s Elections – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/29/how-the-left-seeks-to-undermine-americas-elections/

PJ MEDIA
— President Trump Tells CPAC He’s Delivering the ‘Hope and Change’ Liberals Promised for Years, ‘And It’s Driving Them Crazy’ – MATT MARGOLIS
https://pjmedia.com/trending/president-trump-tells-cpac-i-never-knew-the-swamp-was-so-bad-but-were-winning/
— CPAC Cheers Hong Kong Protester 12 Hours After His Arrest for ‘Unlawful Assembly’ – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/trending/cpac-cheers-hong-kong-protester-12-hours-after-his-arrest-for-unlawful-assembly/
— MAGA Proposal at CPAC: ‘Will You Make Marriage Great Again With Me?’ – MEGAN FOX
https://pjmedia.com/trending/watch-maga-proposal-at-cpac-will-you-make-marriage-great-again-with-me/

TOWNHALL
— ‘There’s No Transparency:’ Don Jr. Slams Big Tech Censorship – Ellie Bufkin
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/elliebufkin/2020/02/28/theres-no-transparency-don-jr-slams-big-tech-censorship-n2562153
— Are Nonwhites Voting More Like Other Americans? – Michael Barone
https://townhall.com/columnists/michaelbarone/2020/02/28/are-nonwhites-voting-more-like-other-americans-n2562178

HOT AIR
— CPAC Exiles Grapple With The New Devotion To Trump
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2020/02/cpac-exiles-grapple-new-devotion-trump/

CHRISTIAN POST
— Is the American family in better shape now than 30 years ago? CPAC speakers disagree – Samuel Smith (DIERSEN: Democrats and Democrat plants, Libertarians and Libertarian plants, Greens and Green plants, and RINOs do everything that they can to destroy traditional marriage and the traditional family.)
https://www.christianpost.com/news/is-the-american-family-in-better-shape-now-than-30-years-ago-cpac-speakers-disagree.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘They are going to cheat’: Brad Parscale explains how to stop Democrats from stealing election – Frieda Powers 
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/02/29/they-are-going-to-cheat-brad-parscale-explains-how-to-stop-democrats-from-stealing-election-892584

THE HILL
— Republicans give 2024 tryouts at CPAC – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485278-republicans-give-2024-tryouts-at-cpac
— White House chief of staff claims press covering coronavirus to take Trump down – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/485114-white-house-chief-of-staff-claims-press-covering-coronavirus-to-take

NEW YORK TIMES
— The Pied Pipers of the Dirtbag Left Want to Lead Everyone to Bernie Sanders – Nellie Bowles
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/us/politics/bernie-sanders-chapo-trap-house.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Would the media skew coronavirus coverage to damage Trump? Sure, say CPAC attendees. – Erik Wemple 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/29/would-media-skew-coronavirus-coverage-damage-trump-sure-say-cpac-attendees/
— First U.S. death confirmed; travel restrictions announced affecting Iran, Italy and South Korea in response to coronavirus – Gerry Shih, James McAuley, Miriam Berger and Katie Mettler
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/02/29/coronavirus-live-updates/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— At CPAC, Conservatives Prepare for Battle Against Sanders With a theme of ‘America vs. Socialism,’ the annual event offers a preview of November’s possible matchup for the White House – Alex Leary
https://www.wsj.com/articles/at-cpac-conservatives-prepare-for-battle-against-sanders-11582981200

ARIZONA CENTRAL
— Big Marijuana targets teens as much as Juul does. Will Arizona also sue them for it? – Dale Guthrie
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2020/02/24/ag-brnovich-sued-big-marijuana-like-he-did-juul-eonsmoke-vaping-companies/4841101002/

February 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Trump blames market drop on COVID-19 uncertainty and Democratic candidates – LIBBY CATHEY
https://abc7chicago.com/as-stock-market-dives-white-house-officials-defend-trumps-response-to-covid-19-/5973688/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Five Republican candidates seek opportunity to challenge longtime U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin in November – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-primary-us-senate-20200228-to5edg6p2neyhbfacrg7bllt5a-story.html
— Election officials are touting sleek new voting machines for the Illinois primary. With early voting underway, are they more secure than old-fashioned paper ballots? – Elyssa Cherney
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-chicago-voting-machines-primary-election-security-20200228-jkyi3wbiibh43olwlimdsb6nhi-story.html
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she won’t support eliminating Columbus Day city holiday – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-columbus-day-holiday-lightfoot-20200228-2ifo2bhko5drljwo33buurfioq-story.html
— Chicago Forward — Getting to college isn’t enough, graduation is the goal – JOHN KING AND JENNY NAGAOKA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/chicago-forward/ct-edit-chicago-forward-college-graduation-20200228-3w3ik2fz3bc5hcfzmkfeoytuea-story.html
— Advocates sue Secretary of State Jesse White and elections board over automatic voter registration problems – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-automatic-voter-registration-lawsuit-20200228-lmnniuu4szaubo4kawlkshwnbu-story.html
— Utah advances plan to remove felony status for polygamy: ‘It seems so surreal’ – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who focus on destroying traditional marriage and the traditional family?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-utah-polygamy-20200228-2u3a7uezj5h6vc27chg736ia6i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— To Team Madigan, Mike could do no wrong Recently released emails reveal how Illinois Speaker Madigan’s former consigliere and aides worked overtime to make sure his “word was gold.” – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/28/21158416/michael-madigan-illinois-politics-mike-mcclain-springfield-rich-miller-capitol-fax
— CPS dropping Columbus Day is a slap in the face of Italian Americans Columbus set in motion the trajectory of history as we know it by linking two worlds together. We have great reason to celebrate this. – Pasquale Dominic Gianni
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/28/21158130/cps-chicago-public-schools-christopher-columbus-day-native-americans-chicago-italian-americans
— Lightfoot: No plans to change city holiday of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day The mayor tries to ease a controversy that has infuriated Italian Americans. Her handpicked school board voted this week to change the October holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2020/2/28/21157710/lightfoot-no-plans-change-city-holiday-columbus-day-indigenous-peoples-day
— J.B. Pritzker has gotten 130 gifts since taking office, including a $950 bottle of Japanese whisky He didn’t keep the pricey bottle of Hibiki Blender’s Choice nor any of the rest of it, his staff says. Ex-Gov. Bruce Rauner logged 10 gifts in his first year in office. – Lauren FitzPatrick 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/28/21151706/jb-pritzker-gifts-hibiki-blenders-choice-japanese-whisky-suntory-bruce-rauner-pat-quinn

DAILY HERALD
— GOP candidates for DuPage auditor talk about their qualifications – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200228/gop-candidates-for-dupage-auditor-talk-about-their-qualifications
— Endorsements: Berman, Davoust, Hanson, Starrett, Tepe, Thomas for Kane County Board seats
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200228/endorsements-berman-davoust-hanson-starrett-tepe-thomas-for-kane-county-board-seats

HERALD & NEWS
— Will County Democratic Party makes ‘rare’ endorsement in coroner’s race – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/28/will-county-democratic-party-makes-rare-endorsement-in-coroners-race/ai67hcy/

STATE LINE
— Winnebago election officials conduct test of voting machines
https://www.mystateline.com/news/local-news/winnebago-election-officials-conduct-test-of-voting-machines/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump Administration touts policies helping African American-owned businesses – Trevor Shirley
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/trump-administration-touts-policies-helping-african-american-owned-businesses/

NEWS CHANNEL 20
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://newschannel20.com/news/local/bill-proposes-sex-ed-starting-in-kindergarten

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TV
— Possible DuPage County Recorder’s & Clerk’s Office Merger
https://www.nctv17.com/news/possible-dupage-county-recorders-clerks-office-merger/
— DuPage County Judicial Candidate Forum: Part One
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-judicial-candidate-forum-part-one/
— DuPage County Judicial Candidate Forum: Part Two
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-judicial-candidate-forum-part-two/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14: Attacks against Jim Oberweis Stretch the Truth
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-attacks-against-jim-oberweis-stretch-the-truth/
— McSweeney Triggers Investigation of Potential Official Misconduct
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/mcsweeney-triggers-investigation-of-potential-official-misconduct/ 
— Winnebago Jail Problems Could Be Economic Opportunity for McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/winnebago-jail-problems-could-be-economic-opportunity-for-mchenry-county/ 
— IL-14: NBC Summarizes Candidacies
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-nbc-summarizes-candidacies/ 
— Brian Sager Sends First Mailing in Effort to Secure Democratic Party Nomination for State Rep.
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/brian-sager-sends-first-mailing-in-effort-to-secure-democratic-party-nomination-for-state-rep/ 
— IL-14: Ted Gradel Sends Positive Piece
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-ted-gradel-sends-positive-piece/ 
— IL-14: Final Candidates’ Forum Open to the Public in Huntley March 2nd *Updated* Video of All Forums Included
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-final-candidates-forum-open-to-the-public-in-huntley-march-2nd/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Issues Right to Life Policy/Position Statement in Response to Lauren Underwood Vote Against Born-Alive Abortion Survivors
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/il-14-jerry-evans-issues-right-to-life-policy-position-statement-in-response-to-lauren-underwood-vote-against-born-alive-abortion-survivors/ 
— Chicago Sun-Times Endorses Carolyn Schofield for State Representative
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/28/chicago-sun-times-endorses-carolyn-schofield-for-state-representative/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— AG Binding Opinion: Kankakee County violated Freedom of Information Act – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/ag-binding-opinion-kankakee-county-violated-freedom-of-information-act/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK CO SA KIM FOXX BLASTS TRUMP AS “CRIMINAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/cook-co-sa-kim-foxx-blasts-trump-as-criminal-in-the-white-house.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? AT CPAC 2020 IN WASHINGTON D.C.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/wheres-weyermuller-at-cpac-2020-in-washington-dc-.html
— THOUSANDS OF ILLINOIS PARENTS FILE WITNESS SLIPS OPPOSING HPV VACCINE MANDATE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/thousands-of-illinois-parents-file-witness-slips-opposing-hpv-vaccine-mandate.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney says he reported “allegations of a potentially serious crime” to law enforcement
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/mcsweeney-says-he-reported-allegations-of-a-potentially-serious-crime-to-law-enforcement/
— Only one black candidate on Madigan’s 13th Ward palm card
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/only-one-black-candidate-on-madigans-13th-ward-palm-card/
— Coronavirus roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/coronavirus-roundup-3/
— Corruption roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/corruption-roundup-14/
— The Champaign county clerk really needs to get his act together
https://capitolfax.com/2020/02/28/the-champaign-county-clerk-really-needs-to-get-his-act-together/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Illinois lawmakers discuss ethics rules as some grow impatient – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-lawmakers-discuss-ethics-rules-as-some-grow-impatient
— ‘This hearing has been a joke’: Pompeo congressional appearance descends into shoutfest – Joel Gehrke
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/this-hearing-has-been-a-joke-pompeo-congressional-appearance-descends-into-shoutfest

BLAZE
— AOC invokes her faith and Jesus Christ in screed saying religious freedom is used for ‘discrimination’ and ‘bigotry’ against LGBT people – Nate Madden (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the many adverse actions that LGBTQ-promoters, their operatives, and their dupes have taken against me and against others who refuse to promote LGBTQ activity.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-invokes-her-faith-and-jesus-christ-in-screed-saying-religious-freedom-is-used-for-discrimination

LIFE SITE NEWS
— White House getting gayer? Trump should exercise caution regarding gay affirmation Contributing to the world’s strange perception that homosexuality is a good thing is counterproductive to human health and happiness.
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/white-house-getting-gayer-trump-should-exercise-caution-regarding-gay-affirmation

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Director Says Rod Rosenstein’s Sister “Misspoke” About Coronavirus Risk
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/02/wuhan-virus-watch-cdc-director-says-rod-rosensteins-sister-misspoke-about-coronavirus-risk/

COLLEGE FIX
— Appeals court hears request to force University of Illinois to suspend its bias response team – CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
https://www.thecollegefix.com/appeals-court-hears-request-to-force-university-of-illinois-to-suspend-its-bias-response-team/

NEW YORK TIMES
— At CPAC, It’s Now an All-Trump Show At the annual gathering of conservatives, one Republican was conspicuously absent among the Trump supporters — Mitt Romney. The conference organizer said he had been disinvited. – Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/us/politics/trump-cpac.html
— OUTSTANDING: One St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York Still Bans L.G.B.T. Groups “It is not a political or sexual identification parade,” the organizers of the event said. – Liam Stack
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/nyregion/staten-island-st-patricks-day-parade-lgbtq.html
— Trump Criticizes Media for Coverage of Coronavirus – Annie Karni
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/28/us/politics/cpac-coronavirus.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Surging Sanders shows few signs of making nice with fellow Democrats – Sean Sullivan and Michael Scherer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/surging-sanders-shows-few-signs-of-making-nice-with-fellow-democrats/2020/02/27/8ae3b744-58ce-11ea-9000-f3cffee23036_story.html
— Bloomberg isn’t a centrist. He wants the government to run your whole life. Few politicians reach for nanny-state solutions as often as he does. – Matt Welch 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/bloomberg-isnt-a-centrist-he-wants-the-government-to-run-your-whole-life/2020/02/28/cca08082-598b-11ea-9000-f3cffee23036_story.html
— A poll from Trump’s favorite network has him losing to his most likely 2020 opponents It also shows how perceptions of electability deviate from reality – Philip Bump 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/02/28/poll-trumps-favorite-network-has-him-losing-his-most-likely-2020-opponents/

February 22 Evening Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Ron Almiron: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200222/ron-almiron-candidate-profile
— Babette Holder Youngberg: Candidate profile
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200222/babette-holder-youngberg-candidate-profile

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Candidates for judge weigh in on results of state bar poll – Mary Schenk
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/politics/candidates-for-judge-weigh-in-on-results-of-state-bar/article_7becdbfb-745f-5f4e-bc8a-311fad5d35f6.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Prepare yourself for pivotal primary election – Editorial
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/editorials/prepare-yourself-for-pivotal-primary-election/article_fc9cdd3a-53d7-11ea-9328-6f2b2959a028.html

SOUTHERN
— Changing the culture in Springfield just got more difficult – Editorial
https://thesouthern.com/opinion/editorial/voice-of-the-southern-changing-the-culture-in-springfield-just/article_079d891a-ea27-54dd-af88-7f89870b79da.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Democrats’ State Gun Shop Licensing Law Appears to Have Driven Half Out of Business
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/22/dems-state-gun-shop-licensing-law-appear-to-have-drive-half-out-of-business/

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— How much more will Wheaton residents pay in income taxes?
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/525289222-analysis-how-much-more-will-wheaton-residents-pay-in-income-taxes

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Never Bernie’ movement failing miserably – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/never-bernie-movement-failing-miserably
— ‘Silent coup’: Rush Limbaugh says ‘deep state’ using ‘every weapon’ to defeat Trump – Spencer Neale
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/silent-coup-rush-limbaugh-says-deep-state-using-every-weapon-to-defeat-trump

AMERICAN THINKER
— With nothing to sell to voters, Democrats now root for economic crash – Monica Showalter (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump, Democrats will do everything that they can not only to destroy America’s economy, but to destroy America.) 
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/with_nothing_to_sell_to_voters_democrats_now_root_for_economic_crash.html

DAILY SIGNAL
— Study Shows the Result of Left-Wing Conformity on College Campuses – Jarrett Stepman 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/21/study-shows-the-result-of-left-wing-conformity-on-college-campuses/

PJ MEDIA
— Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Tells Media He Was a ‘Political Prisoner’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/former-il-governor-who-tried-to-sell-a-senate-seat-tells-media-he-was-a-political-prisoner/

THE HILL
— Supreme Court allows public charge rule to take effect across country – J. EDWARD MORENO (DIERSEN: The only immigrants that Democrats want are those who will vote for Democrats.) 
https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/484196-supreme-court-allow-public-charge-rule-to-take-effect-across-country

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Of course, Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, and RINOs in Republican party organizations will use Buttigieg’s success to get rid of those who do not promote LGBTQ activity.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/being-gay-not-enough-buttigieg-s-candidacy-divides-lgbtq-democrats-n1139156

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s India trip mixes politics with policy, and offers the promise of his biggest rally yet – Anne Gearan and Seung Min Kim 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-india-trip-mixes-politics-with-policy-and-the-promise-of-his-biggest-rally-yet/2020/02/21/fda09950-54dc-11ea-b119-4faabac6674f_story.html

RAW STORY
— Pushing for ‘political courage,’ Ocasio-Cortez endorses slate of progressive women challenging establishment (DIERSEN: Tragically, because of less and less and less support from the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), there are fewer and fewer and fewer Republican candidates in Illinois who have the “political courage” to push the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the IRP platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.rawstory.com/2020/02/pushing-for-political-courage-ocasio-cortez-endorses-slate-of-progressive-women-challenging-establishment/

GUARDIAN
— Rod Blagojevich’s ‘political prisoner’ claim is ‘bullshit’, says Anderson Cooper – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/feb/22/rod-blagojevich-cnn-anderson-cooper-political-prisoner-claim

February 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— New Hampshire primary: Sanders edges Buttigieg, giving Dems 2 front-runners – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/sanders-edges-buttigieg-in-nh-giving-dems-2-front-runners/5923715/

NBC5
— Sanders’ Narrow Win Ups Pressure on Moderates to Coalesce Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s primary by less than 2 points, raising questions about his ability to broaden his coalition beyond his most loyal supporters – Julie Pace
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/sanders-narrow-win-ups-pressure-on-moderates-to-coalesce/2217833/
— What the New Hampshire Primary Results Could Mean for Dems – Mary Ann Ahern
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/what-the-new-hampshire-primary-results-could-mean-for-dems/2218077/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Census Bureau is at risk of not being ready for 2020 count, according to new report – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-census-bureau-not-ready-20200212-qwlzmwidzjdurkbw52yiorf7me-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ENDORSEMENT: Tommy Hanson for Congress in 5th District Republican primary
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/2/12/21123199/endorsement-tommy-hanson-congress-5th-district-republican-primary-election-2020-kimball-ladien
— Can we survive the internet? No internet, no Russian trolls. Also, in all likelihood, no President Trump. Mere journalism of the traditional kind hardly stands a chance. – Gene Lyons
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/2/12/21135370/conspiracy-theories-internet-russian-trolls-2020-presidential-election-gene-lyons
— Pot shops should pay workers $20 an hour, offer profit sharing, proposed benefits agreement says The Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition says 75% of dispensary employees should meet social equity criteria, including having lived in an area adversely affected by the drug war or a pot-related criminal record. – By Tom Schuba 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/12/21135244/chicago-dispensaries-marijuana-cannabis-equity

DAILY HERALD
— Ives, Kinzler debate in 6th Congressional GOP primary
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/watch-live-ives-kinzler-debate-in-6th-congressional-gop-primary
— DuPage County clerk says $100,000 in bonuses needed to help keep staff – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/dupage-county-clerk-says-100000-in-bonuses-needed-to-help-keep-staff
— College of DuPage kicks off Black History Month celebration
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200211/college-of-dupage-kicks-off-black-history-month-celebration
— Barrington-area GOP group aims for “fresh and bold” direction – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200212/barrington-area-gop-group-aims-for-x201cfresh-and-boldx201d-direction

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Video gambling magnate sues Illinois Gaming Board Rick Heidner and his firm, Gold Rush Amusements, are suing for $4 million, claiming a gaming board employee leaked private financial and personal information to federal agencies. – SARAH ZIMMERMAN 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/law/video-gambling-magnate-sues-illinois-gaming-board

HERALD NEWS
— Will County officials explore proposing changes to election law – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/02/11/will-county-officials-explore-proposing-changes-to-election-law/a5s4p81/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Curtis McCall on the merger of Alorton, Centreville, Cahokia and the township – DERIK HOLTMANN
https://www.bnd.com/news/local/article240229481.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— More Evidence That Jim Oberweis Is Leading in the 14th District Republican Congressional Primary Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/more-evidence-that-jim-oberweis-is-leading-in-the-14th-district-republican-congressional-primary-election/ 
— IL-6: Ives on New Hampshire Results
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-6-ives-on-new-hampshire-results/ 
— IL-14: Jerry Evans Releases Position Paper on Taxes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-jerry-evans-releases-position-paper-on-taxes/ 
— IL-14: Lopez, “Correcting” Rank the Bollingbrook Debate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/il-14-lopez-correcting-rank-the-bollingbrook-debate/
— Judge Justin Hansen Stays on the Ballot, Dems Lose Ballot Access Case
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/12/justin-hansen-stays-on-the-ballot-dems-lose-ballot-access-case/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Case dismissed against township resident arrested for attending public meeting – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/case-dismissed-against-township-resident-arrested-for-attending-public-meeting/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— IFI Voter Guide – 6th Congressional District 
https://illinoisfamily.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/USC-6.pdf

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— SANDERS & AOC SEEK DISASTROUS SOCIALIST REVOLUTION THAT WOULD DEVASTATE AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/sanders-aoc-seek-disastrous-socialist-revolution-that-would-devastate-america.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump should increase the $10,000 SALT cap to $20,000 for married filing jointly. Tax Policy should encourage marriage and homeownership. 
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/kempa-illinois-democrats-compassion-for-millionaires.html
— ROSSI: MAGA HAT WELCOMED AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/02/rossi-maga-hat-welcomed-at-chicago-auto-show.html

AMERICAN THINKER
— Do the Poor Remain Poor? – William Sullivan
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/do_the_poor_remain_poor.html

BREITBART
— Zuckerberg’s Cheap Labor Group Claims E-Verify in Florida Will Spur Recession – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/11/zuckerbergs-cheap-labor-group-claims-e-verify-in-florida-will-spur-recession/
— Pete Buttigieg Leads Democrat Delegate Count Despite Losing Popular Vote – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/pete-buttigieg-leads-democrat-delegate-count-despite-losing-popular-vote/
— Concerned Women for America CEO: ‘Trump Is Positively Impacting the Lives of Millions of Women’ – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/concerned-women-for-america-ceo-trump-is-positively-impacting-the-lives-of-millions-of-women/
— Amnesty: Amy Klobuchar Promises Welcome for World’s Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/12/amnesty-amy-klobuchar-promises-to-reopen-border-to-asylum-migrants/

DAILY CALLER
— Foreign Volunteers For Bernie Sanders Have Contacted Thousands Of American Voters – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/12/sanders-foreign-phone-bank/

TOWNHALL
— Gallup: Are You Better Off Today Than You Were Four Years Ago? Americans: Hell Yes. – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/02/12/gallup-are-you-better-off-today-than-you-were-four-years-ago-americans-hell-yes-n2561203

NEW YORK TIMES
— Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House Lawmakers who flipped Republican districts in 2018 worry that a democratic socialist at the top of the ticket could doom their re-election chances. – Sheryl Gay Stolberg
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/politics/democrats-fear-bernie-sanders.html

February 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago cannabis fair connects residents with resources to benefit from recreational marijuana – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/business/chicago-connects-residents-with-recreational-weed-resources/5897527/
— Democratic presidential candidates pledge unity weekend before 2020 Iowa caucuses – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/democratic-candidates-pledge-unity-on-eve-of-iowa-caucuses/5897394/

WBBM 780
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Lightfoot, Cannabis Industry Leaders Push For Diversity At First-Ever Cannabis Resource Fair – ARIEL PARRELLA-AURELI
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/lightfoot-pushes-for-diversity-in-cannabis-industry-at-fair

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Illinois state representative Jack Franks suspected of sexual misconduct; state police execute search warrant at House speaker’s Capitol office – Javonte Anderson
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-former-illinois-state-rep-accused-sexual-harassment-20200201-4xflsab6cfcjzma4e6j5srlpqy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/2/1/21118494/cannabis-resource-fair-marijuana-industry-uic-forum-nonprofit

DAILY HERALD
— ‘I think I’ll beat Trump … I’m kidding,’ former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh says as he woos Iowans – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200201/i-think-ill-beat-trump–im-kidding-former-us-rep-joe-walsh-says-as-he-woos-iowans

HERALD & REVIEW & BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Should Illinois split from Chicago? These residents are gathering signatures
https://herald-review.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/should-illinois-split-from-chicago-these-residents-are-gathering-signatures/article_05dd3015-12f4-5113-a887-009a24afeec3.html
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/should-illinois-split-from-chicago-these-residents-are-gathering-signatures/article_961a1ce4-3c36-5aab-8e70-c01e314a8f26.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— County Democrats no longer resting on their Laurel – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-county-democrats-no-longer-resting-on-their-laurel/article_73a42338-25f9-5ed1-a228-8c3ebfd99249.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump, Bloomberg escalate 2020 ad war with $11 million Super Bowl spots – Stephen Loiaconi
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-bloomberg-escalate-2020-ad-war-with-11-million-super-bowl-spots

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Craig Wilcox Calls for Probe of “Disturbing” Allegations
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/01/craig-wilcox-calls-for-probe-of-discusting-allegations/ 
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Must Lead and Convince Jack Franks to Resign
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/02/01/il-14-lauren-underwood-must-lead-and-convince-jack-franks-to-resign/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— McHenry County Chairman Jacks Franks issued Cease and Desist Letter to County Auditor – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/mchenry-county-chairman-jacks-franks-issued-cease-and-desist-letter-to-county-auditor/
— State Police looking into alleged sexual crimes of Jack Franks, McHenry County Board Chairman – JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/02/state-police-looking-into-alleged-sexual-crimes-of-jack-franks-mchenry-county-board-chairman/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Our own people are out of work’: Bernie Sanders once railed against Vermont guest workers from Jamaica – Joseph Simonson
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/our-own-people-are-out-of-work-sanders-once-railed-against-vermont-guest-workers-from-jamaica

BREITBART
— Mike Bloomberg Offers ’60 Million’ Latinos: $15 Per Hour Plus Mass Migration – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/02/01/mike-bloombergs-offer-60-million-latinos-15-per-hour-plus-mass-migration/
— ‘America and Britain Unite!’ Britons Celebrate Brexit and Future Alliance with Trump – KURT ZINDULKA
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/02/01/exclusive-video-america-and-britain-unite-britons-celebrate-brexit-and-future-alliance-with-trump/
— Mike Pence to Charlie Kirk: Democrat Party ‘Seems Overtaken by Left-Wing Radicals’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/02/01/mike-pence-to-charlie-kirk-democrat-party-seems-overtaken-by-left-wing-radicals/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Out Of The Political Closet’: Bill Kristol Says He’s A Democrat Now. Twitter Reactions Pull No Punches – SCOTT MOREFIELD (DIERSEN: To be a Democrat is to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://dailycaller.com/2020/02/01/bill-kristol-democrat-twitter/

WASHINGTON POST
— Senate investigators interview IRS whistleblower about alleged interference with Trump or Pence audit – Jeff Stein and Erica Werner 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/01/31/irs-whistleblower-trump-pence-audit/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s GOP Challengers Try to Catch Voters’ Attention Walsh, Weld make their cases in Iowa; ‘You probably won’t caucus for me. It’s great to be here’ – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-gop-challengers-try-to-catch-voters-attention-11580588335

HOUSTON CHRONICLE
— Conservative LGBT group denied a spot at Texas GOP convention – Taylor Goldenstein (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ activity is to reject the traditional family plank in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Conservative-LGBT-group-denied-a-spot-at-Texas-15023004.php

FORBES
— How Companies Can Make The Workplace Better – Ashira Prossack
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ashiraprossack1/2020/01/31/how-companies-can-make-the-workplace-better/

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-01/legalization-news-ex-cons-offered-perks-to-start-businesses

WINDY CITY TIMES
— Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker to address Equality Illinois 2020 Gala (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ activity in Illinois have the power to destroy any individual, any organization, any company, and any government in Illinois that they want to.)
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Mayor-Lightfoot-Gov-Pritzker-to-address-Equality-Illinois-2020-Gala-/67871.html

MARIJUANA MOMENT
— Liberal Americans Are Six Times More Likely To Smoke Marijuana Than Conservatives, Poll Finds – Kyle Jaeger
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/liberal-americans-are-six-times-more-likely-to-smoke-marijuana-than-conservatives-poll-finds/