July 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 883, 6 additional deaths 7-day positivity rate remains at 3%
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-883-new-covid-19-cases-monday/6315394/
— White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes coronavirus spike – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/white-house-turns-on-fauci-as-trump-minimizes-covid-19-spike/6315677/

NBC5
— President Trump Says Chicago Violence Worse Than Afghanistan The president has a long history of disparaging Chicago and its violence
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/president-trump-says-chicago-violence-worse-than-afghanistan/2304459/
— Illinois Reports 883 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 Additional Deaths Monday The state also crossed an important milestone, having now conducted more than 2 million tests during the pandemic
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-883-new-coronavirus-cases-6-additional-deaths-monday/2304259/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— President Donald Trump says he will bring down Chicago violence even if he has to ‘go in and take over’ – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-chicago-afghanistan-20200713-dlnlinomdzczrhjxya73aymumi-story.html
— President Donald Trump says Chicago gun violence ‘worse than Afghanistan’ – JOHN BYRNE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-donald-trump-chicago-afghanistan-20200713-dlnlinomdzczrhjxya73aymumi-story.html
— Florida shatters record for a state’s largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases as WHO warns ‘no return to normal’- AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-nw-covid-19-world-updates-20200713-32w2lugrkzb7borud72qc53ppe-story.html
— Voting by mail in Illinois this year? Read this first. – BROOKE FOWLER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/elections/ct-cb-illinois-general-election-voting-mail-20200713-v2acf7i4dvhkzptnxlhmlv7v34-story.html
— Gold Coast residents oppose marijuana dispensary. ‘If people want to smoke, god bless them, let them smoke, but why in this neighborhood?’ – ALLY MAROTTI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-gold-coast-marijuana-dispensary-20200713-lbl7ckbc35eclmkoy7p2ww4w6a-story.html
— Chicago sets record for mail-in ballot applications ahead of new state law that will offer vote-by-mail to anyone who voted in last few elections – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-vote-by-mail-chicago-election-20200713-354qxjsiezgxphmllxhmy654la-story.html
— Marathon cancellation is a major blow to Chicago, both dreams and money – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-marathon-canceled-covid-20200713-rjw2clmaazaatpepp7sbzpqety-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/13/21323169/black-lives-matter-civil-rights-movement-segregation-separate-but-equal-racism-jesse-jackson

DAILY HERALD
— Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200713/news/307139956/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Here’s something business can learn from government The public sector beats corporations on diversity. – A.D. QUIG (DIERSEN: What if business adopted the federal government’s up-or-out policy? What if business would get rid of its White male employees who are not earning at least $100,000/year by age 25, $200,000/year by age 30, $400,000/year by age 35, $800,000/year by age 40, $1,600,000/year by age 45, $3,200,000/year by age 50, etc.?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/heres-something-business-can-learn-government

WTTW
— Sounding a ‘Distress Signal,’ Lightfoot Warns Chicago is Falling Behind on Census Response – Heather Cherone
https://news.wttw.com/2020/07/13/mayor-lightfoot-warns-chicago-falling-behind-census

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Coronavirus Stimulates County Court to Introduce Innovations Allowing Traffic Violators to Appear via Internet
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/13/coronavirus-stimulates-county-court-to-introduce-innovations-allowing-traffic-violators-to-appear-via-internet/
— County Coronavirus Deaths Constant, Updated Comparative Data for IL, FL, TX & GA
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/13/coronavirus-deaths-constant-updated-comparative-data-for-il-fl-tx-ga/
— A Retired Public Official’s Lament – Part 2
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/12/a-retired-public-officials-lament-part-2/
— A Retired Public Official’s Lament – Part 3
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/13/a-retired-public-officials-lament-part-3/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Federal employees can support Black Lives Matter on the job, Office of Special Counsel rules – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: BLM is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/13/federal-employees-can-support-black-lives-matter-j/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mayors back reparations that could cost $6.2 quadrillion, or $151M per descendant – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/mayors-back-reparations-could-cost-6-2-quadrillion-151m-per-descendant
— Washington Post tries turning Never Trumpers into a ‘movement’
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/washington-post-tries-turning-never-trumpers-into-a-movement

FOX NEWS
— Trump reelection ‘behemoth’ expands to 1,500 staffers nationwide RNC touts Trump Victory field staff is more than double the size of Biden’s team – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-reelection-behemoth-expands-nationwide

GOPUSA
— Romney Again Sides With Democrats To Blast Trump
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91753
— Washington’s NFL Team Officially Surrenders ‘Redskins’ Name After 87 Years
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91789
— Left-Wing Democrats Want To Control Minorities
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91760
— Court Refuses To Order Houston To Honor Contract To Host Texas GOP Convention
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91794

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us In Every Other Way If Apple and Nike actually cared, they would focus on creating jobs in struggling American black communities. But they don’t. -DARRELL C. SCOTT
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/corporations-hyping-blm-fail-us-in-every-other-way/

BREITBART
— Joel Pollak: Media Played Central Role in Pushing Democrats Further Left – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/07/13/joel-pollak-media-played-central-role-in-pushing-democrats-further-left/
— Road to American Citizenship for DACA Illegal Aliens Is Amnesty – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/13/expert-road-to-american-citizenship-for-daca-illegal-aliens-is-amnesty/
— BIG MISTAKE: President Will ‘Support’ DACA Migrants, Import More Foreign Workers – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/07/13/trump-campaign-official-president-will-support-daca-migrants-import-more-foreign-workers/

CALIBRE PRESS
— I Agree: Reform the Police, But the Devil’s in the Details – Jim Glennon
https://www.calibrepress.com/2020/06/i-agree-reform-the-police-but-the-devils-in-the-details/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘America Better Wake Up And Get Angry About This’: Dan Patrick Rips Democrats, Anti-Police Rhetoric And Black Lives Matter Movement – SHELBY TALCOTT
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/13/dan-patrick-rips-democrats-anti-police-rhetoric-black-lives-matter-movement/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Are Dems condoning current social chaos as part of strategy to overthrow Trump? Welcome to the 2020 Presidential Campaign: As Trump holds rallies, Dem-supporting leftists hold riots
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/are-dems-condoning-current-social-chaos-as-part-of-strategy-to-overthrow-trump

NATIONAL REVIEW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Federal Marijuana Legalization Is the Cure Our COVID-Ravaged Economy Needs – ZOE ZORKA
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/coronavirus-federal-marijuana-legalization-would-boost-economy/

NEW YORK TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: N.Y. Town Rejects Black Lives Matter Painting – Sarah Maslin Nir
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/nyregion/mural-black-lives-matter-catskill.html
— California Imposing Sweeping Rollback of Reopening Plans Amid Case Surges
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/world/coronavirus-updates.html
— As Disease Sweeps the U.S., a Record 5.4 Million Americans Have Lost Health Insurance
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/world/coronavirus-updates.html
— While America Looks Away, Autocrats Crack Down on Digital News Sites Independent journalism is on the defensive, from Hungary to Malaysia. – Ben Smith (DIERSEN: www.gopillinois.com is an independent digital news site.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/business/media/freedom-digital-news-sites-autocrats.html
— Headed to the Convention? Not I, More Republicans Are Saying “Everybody just assumes no one is going,” said one House member wary of the virus risks. But other delegates dismissed the health threat and said it was an honor to help nominate President Trump. – Reid J. Epstein, Nicholas Fandos and Patricia Mazzei
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/us/politics/florida-virus-republican-convention.html
— Trump Continues Criticism of Movement to Defund the Police
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/13/us/politics/trump-police-reform.html

WASHINGTON POST
— U.S. budget deficit shattered one-month record in June as spending outpaced revenue by $864 billion A huge spending increase and sharp falloff in revenue led to the large gap. The deficit in the past nine months has breached $2.7 trillion. – Jeff Stein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/13/june-2020-budget-deficit-coronavirus/

NIEMAN LAB
— Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news. This map shows if there’s one near you.
https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/07/hundreds-of-hyperpartisan-sites-are-masquerading-as-local-news-this-map-shows-if-theres-one-near-you/

July 12 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL coronavirus cases top 153K, with over 7K deaths as state reaches another testing high State conducts over 38K tests in last 24 hours – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-954-new-covid-19-cases-as-state-reaches-another-testing-high/6313973/

CBS2
— Black Lives Matter Signs Slashed At Two Oak Park Churches – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/12/black-lives-matter-signs-slashed-at-two-oak-park-churches/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Retired cops launch PAC to help elect pro-police candidates
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/retired-cops-launch-pac-to-help-elect-pro-police-candidates

WGN TV
— Workers demanding union rights plan to walk off the job in nationwide Strike for Black Lives – CNN
https://wgntv.com/news/workers-demanding-union-rights-plan-to-walk-off-the-job-in-nationwide-strike-for-black-lives/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois drops under 1,000 new coronavirus cases, records 20 more deaths Since the outbreak, the state has documented 153,916 cases in all 102 of the state’s counties and 7,187 deaths. – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/7/12/21321964/illinois-new-coronavirus-cases-deaths-covid-1
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “How Trump’s deadly reelection strategy comes back to bite every 3 to 14 days.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/12/21317692/mark-urquiza-kristin-urquiz-covid-19-incubation-surge-trump-reelection-doug-ducey-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lake County organization promotes need for change with essays about systemic racism, Black Lives Matter – YADIRA SANCHEZ OLSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-lake-foundation-blm-st-0713-20200712-yjifiz45lvgddhmqtvt427yk5a-story.html

WISCONSIN PUBLIC RADIO
— State GOP Convention Decries Anarchy, Socialism Hundreds at in-person convention in Green Bay despite fliers warning they ‘assume any potential risk’. – Shawn Johnson
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2020/07/12/state-gop-convention-decries-anarchy-socialism/

WHEATON PATCH
— CUSD 200 Custodians Demand Higher Pay, Sick Days Amid Pandemic “We are fighting for higher wages and sick pay because we have to take care of ourselves; we have to take care of our families.” – Lisa Marie Farver
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/cusd-200-custodians-demand-higher-pay-sick-days-amid-pademic

DEPAULIA
— Hundreds protest ICE in downtown Chicago
https://depauliaonline.com/49495/ladepaulia/cientos-de-manifestantes-protestan-contra-ice-en-el-centro-de-chicago/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Winnebago County GOP Board Members Trying to Put Executive Form of Government Referendum on Fall Ballot
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/12/winnebago-county-gop-board-members-trying-to-put-executive-form-of-government-referendum-on-fall-ballot/
— A Retired Public Official’s Lament – Part 1
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/11/a-retired-public-officials-lament-part-1/

BREITBART
— Thomas Sowell: ‘Systemic Racism’ Has ‘No Meaning’ – JOEL B. POLLAK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/12/thomas-sowell-systemic-racism-has-no-meaning/
— Greyhound’s Value Drops by $156M Due to Less Illegal Immigration to U.S. – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/12/greyhounds-value-drops-156m-due-less-illegal-immigration-u-s/

EPOCH TIMES
— Revolution and Counter-Revolution in America – Paul Adams
https://www.theepochtimes.com/revolution-and-counter-revolution-in-america_3419970.html

CNN
— USC will remove a John Wayne exhibit after actor’s racist comments resurfaced – Dakin Andone
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/12/us/john-wayne-exhibit-usc-trnd/index.html
— Workers demanding union rights plan to walk off the job in nationwide Strike for Black Lives
https://www.channel3000.com/workers-demanding-union-rights-plan-to-walk-off-the-job-in-nationwide-strike-for-black-lives/

NBC NEW YORK
— Blue Lives Matter March Clashes With Counter-Protesters
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/blue-lives-matter-march-clashes-with-counter-protesters/2511437/

BOSTON HERALD
— Virgin Mary statue set on fire outside Boston church Boston Police are investigating – RICK SOBEY
https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/07/12/virgin-mary-statue-set-on-fire-outside-boston-church-police/

PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN
— Movement not really about systemic racism – Larry Crowder, Alamosa, Colorado State Senator, District 35
https://www.chieftain.com/opinion/20200711/movement-not-really-about-systemic-racism

JOPLIN GLOBE
— The New ‘Systemic Racism’ That Is Coming – Patrick Buchanan (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, the more of the following that you are, the more racist that you are: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.joplinglobe.com/opinion/columns/patrick-buchanan-the-new-systemic-racism-that-is-coming/article_2a35353c-062d-5f81-9f56-8d96e6d54d67.html

FORBES
— Princeton Professors Want The Power To Punish Research They Deem Racist – Evan Gerstmann (DIERSEN: According to Trump-haters, the more of the following that you are, the more racist that you are: law enforcement officer, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Protestant, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/evangerstmann/2020/07/12/princeton-professors-want-the-power-to-punish-research-they-deem-racist/#6758837dc716

July 11 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 23 shot, 5 fatally so far in Chicago weekend violence, police say; deaths include 15-year-old boy – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/23-shot-5-fatally-so-far-in-weekend-violence/6312801/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports Nearly 1,200 New Coronavirus Cases, 24 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-nearly-1200-new-coronavirus-cases-24-additional-deaths-saturday/2303533/
— Trump Wears Mask in Public for First Time During Pandemic Trump flew by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to meet wounded servicemembers and health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients – Jonathan Lemire
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-wears-mask-in-public-for-first-time-during-pandemic/2303593/
— President Donald Trump is holding firm on his insistence that coronavirus cases are rising in the U.S. purely because more people are being tested – Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Christopher Rugaber
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/fact-check-if-hes-said-it-once-hes-said-it-100-times/2303588/
— Coronavirus Deaths Take a Long-Expected Turn for the Worse The virus has killed more than 130,000 people in US, a half-million worldwide – Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/coronavirus-deaths-take-a-long-expected-turn-for-the-worse/2303530/

CBS2
— Activists Hold Love March To Call For End To Gun Violence – Steven Graves
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/11/activists-hold-love-march-to-call-for-end-to-gun-violence/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois revenues drop $1.1B in fiscal 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-revenues-drop-1-1b-in-fiscal-2020-due-to-covid-19-pandemic

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,195 new confirmed COVID-19 cases reported, the third day in a row with more than 1,000 cases
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200711-uf4vstxoi5g27hjrm5nuw3jzr4-story.html
— Naperville Black Lives Matter postponed – KARIE ANGELL LUC
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-black-lives-matter-rotary-hill-st-0712-20200711-d3m4etkwnnhajanert4xmbizpu-story.html
— ‘TikTok seems too good to be true.’ Internet experts say there are reasons for users to worry. – MILAN POLK and LAUREN LEAZENBY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-tik-tok-privacy-risks-07102020-20200711-3jrqg6vh4zd6pb4n7b3pgtnlh4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Group demonstrates against abortion in Naperville and Aurora on Saturday – John Starks
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200711/group-demonstrates-against-abortion-in-naperville-and-aurora-on-saturday
— Sports can’t avoid issues any longer – Orrin Schwarz (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will sports officially banish players, banish spectators, banish etc. who are involved in law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/sports/20200710/sports-cant-avoid-issues-any-longer

WBEZ
— Despite Risks, Trump Invests Big In Attacks On Biden’s Age – AP
https://www.wbez.org/stories/despite-risks-trump-invests-big-in-attacks-on-bidens-age/dd3d18bf-9cc9-4ddb-ac5f-0c233e87d29b

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— LaHood messages tout great times in Illinois, thanks to President Trump – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200711/bernard-schoenburg-lahood-messages-tout-great-times-in-illinois-thanks-to-president-trump

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Small Business Owners Clash With Pritzker – Greg Bishop
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=307078#.Xwoi-2R_OM8

FOX ILLINOIS
— Amazon says email to employees banning TikTok was a mistake – AP (DIERSEN: What do you say to those who talk and/or act like they have received emails from those who manipulate/dominate them banning Diersen and his GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/reports-amazon-bars-video-app-tiktok-on-workers-phones

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL COURIER
— Speaker wants statues of Douglas, other slave owners out of Capitol – Peter Hancock (DIERSEN: This is all a pretext to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Speaker-wants-statues-of-Douglas-other-slave-15401267.php

LASALLE TIMES
— About 50 take part in Black Lives Matter march in La Salle
https://www.mywebtimes.com/2020/07/11/about-50-take-part-in-black-lives-matter-march-in-la-salle/aeacbcf/

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
— Republicans decry Evers, ‘anarchy’ at their convention, where most eschewed face masks – Patrick Marley
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/11/republicans-decry-evers-anarchy-convention-where-most-eschewed-masks/5415085002/

WBAY
— Wisconsin GOP holds state convention in Green Bay – Tia Johnson
https://www.wbay.com/2020/07/11/wisconsin-gop-holds-state-convention-in-green-bay/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Protesters Decry ICE, Condemn New Rules Targeting International Students: ‘I Just Don’t Think It’s Fair To Them’ A new immigration rule could affect tens of thousands of international students in Chicago alone, potentially forcing them to transfer schools or leave the country. – Hillary Flores
https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/07/10/protesters-decry-ice-blast-new-rules-targeting-international-students-i-just-dont-think-its-fair-to-them/

WHEATON PATCH
— TRUMP-HATERS PROMOTE TRUMP-HATERS: The Majority’s Retirement Party: A Protest, March, and Rally – Abby McKenna
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/calendar/event/20200714/856167/the-majoritys-retirement-party-a-protest-march-and-rally
(FROM THE PROMOTION: This event will celebrate the retirement of the majority rule over the second-largest county in the state, which we predict will happen after the county election this November. We hope to educate participants about and demand the removal of Peter DiCianni, a member of the DuPage County board who has shown disrespect towards his constituents and the black community as well as endangered their health, as detailed by Hinsdale for BLM here and by multiple news outlets (Patch, MySuburbanLife.com). We also are pushing for 22 state policy initiatives that could be done in the next Illinois legislative session that would help stop the killing of BIPOC when they are signed into law. We will aim to raise awareness about things like the Census, Mail-in Voting, and the Illinois Fair Tax proposal. This event includes speakers (local candidates, youth activists and organizers, and educators), a COVID-19 testing car caravan, voter registration, public commenters sent to the DuPage County board meeting, a march, music, and a celebration to mark the upcoming retirement of the Republican majority in the board, which we predict will happen by the end of this year.)

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Trump & Limbaugh Blast Public Schools for Destroying US – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/education/trump-limbaugh-blast-public-schools-for-destroying-us/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Nearly 1,200 positive virus tests reported in Illinois – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/11/nearly-1200-positive-virus-tests-reported-in-illin/
— Puerto Rico questions Spain’s legacy as statues tumble in US – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/11/puerto-rico-questions-spains-legacy-as-statues-tum/

FOX NEWS
— ‘Social justice’ shields elites from criticism Revolution is the best thing that ever happened to our political class – Tucker Carlson (DIERSEN: Who are the elites in your municipality, in your township, and in your county? What do they think of you? What do they think of those who share your demographics?)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/schools-social-justice-new-york-tucker-carlson

BREITBART
— Jeff Sessions: In U.S. Senate, I Will Stand Up to ‘Woke Mob’ – ROBERT KRAYCHIK (DIERSEN: Who stands up to the Woke BLM/LGBTQ-led Mob in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/07/10/jeff-sessions-in-u-s-senate-i-will-stand-up-woke-mob/
— Anti-Trump Psychiatrist: ‘Cognitive Issues, Mental Illness’ Would Not Disqualify Joe Biden – KYLE OLSON
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/10/anti-trump-psychiatrist-cognitive-issues-mental-illness-would-not-disqualify-joe-biden/
— Pence: Only Thing Standing Between America and Agenda of Far Left Is 4 More Years of President Donald Trump – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/10/exclusive-pence-only-thing-standing-between-america-and-agenda-of-far-left-is-4-more-years-of-president-donald-trump/

LIFEZETTE
— Leftists infiltrate U.S. Army, write handout calling Trump white supremacist An official Army handout defamed the president. – DAVID KAMIONER
https://www.lifezette.com/2020/07/leftists-infiltrate-u-s-army-write-handout-calling-trump-white-supremacist/

NEWS BUSTERS
— CNN Thrilled About BLM Mural in Front of Trump Tower: Dismantling a ‘Racist, White Supremacist System’ – Ryan Foley
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/ryan-foley/2020/07/10/cnn-thrilled-about-blm-mural-front-trump-tower-dismantling-racist

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Defund-Police Push Has Key Dem Candidates on Defense – Susan Crabtree
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/07/11/defund-police_push_has_key_dem_candidates_on_defense.html

EPOCH NEWS
— Trump’s Planned Path to Citizenship Order Will Not Include Amnesty: White House – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trumps-planned-path-to-citizenship-order-will-not-include-amnesty-white-house_3420663.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Republicans seek to equate protesters with rioters and violent criminals — and link them all to Democrats ‘It’s not even subtle,’ says Democratic consultant. ‘We’re well beyond dog whistle.’ (DIERSEN: QUESTION: What percent of rioters and criminals vote for Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, or RINOs. ANSWER: 100%)
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/republicans-seek-to-equate-protesters-with-rioters-and-violent-criminals-and-link-them-all-to-democrats-2020-07-11

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “The Republicans Who Want to Destroy Trump. Their party’s a lost cause. America isn’t.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/opinion/republican-party-trump-2020.html
— The Left Is Remaking the World “Defund the police” and “cancel rent” aren’t reforms, but paths to revolution. – Amna A. Akbar
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/opinion/defund-police-cancel-rent.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Tucker Carlson’s chief writer resigns over racist and sexist posts, the latest trouble for Fox’s most controversial star – Sarah Ellison
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/tucker-carlsons-writer-resigns-over-racist-and-sexist-posts-the-latest-trouble-for-foxs-most-controversial-star/2020/07/11/2a50dbba-c394-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters use BLM and LGBTQ to promote hatred against those who are in law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/11/midwest-changing-demographics-black-lives-matter-protests/

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “The worst president ever keeps getting worse.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/11/worst-president-ever-keeps-getting-worse/

USA TODAY
— Charles Barkley says sports world is turning social justice statements into a ‘circus’ – Scott Gleeson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2020/07/11/charles-barkley-social-justice-statements-becoming-circus-sports/5420580002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “‘Republicans are really fed up’: GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/11/election-2020-trump-exposes-cracks-gop-ahead-florida-convention/5389624002/

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater asks “Will Republicans ditch Trump to save the Senate as support nosedives?”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/11/donald-trump-republicans-election-senate-biden

July 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 1,317 as state testing positivity rate rises – Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-1317/6311594/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of Trump’s coronavirus, race relations response.”
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-coronavirus-race-relations-protests/6311092/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports Highest Daily Number of Coronavirus Cases in More Than a Month A total of 1,317 new coronavirus cases were reported Friday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-highest-daily-number-of-coronavirus-cases-in-more-than-a-month/2303179/
— Plan for Chicago ICE Citizens Academy Causes Uproar ICE officials say the program offers a “transparent, insider’s view” of operations, but critics claim the agency can’t be trusted – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/plan-for-chicago-ice-citizens-academy-causes-uproar/2303189/
— Trump Commutes Sentence of Longtime Ally Roger Stone  Stone was the sixth Trump aide or adviser to be convicted on charges brought as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation – Jill Colvin and Eric Tucker
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-commutes-sentence-of-longtime-ally-roger-stone/2303340/
— Former Chicago Rep. Gutierrez Asks People to Boycott Goya After CEO Praises Trump
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/former-chicago-rep-gutierrez-asks-people-to-boycott-goya-after-ceo-praises-trump/2303126/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Postage stampede? Chicago voters set new record for vote-by-mail applications for November election In a statement, Lance Gough, the executive director of the city’s electoral authority, said “from here on it’s just a matter of seeing how soon Chicago voters double, triple and likely quintuple the records set in March 2020, and prior to that, November 1944.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/10/21320332/city-record-vote-mail-applications-elections-ballots-absentee-covid-19-coronavirus
— As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks Health officials recommend mask wearing to prevent coronavirus spread, but many politicians decry limiting rights of individuals. – Gus Garcia-Roberts
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/7/10/21320437/coronavirus-surges-rage-over-masks

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats run Chicago, but Democrats blame Republicans for crime in Chicago.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-donald-trump-crime-racism-page-20200710-fuvi6thlcfgb7nwaxaiogotbiy-story.html
— Naperville Park Board spent $25K on lawsuit against Pritzker to reopen park facilities only to drop the case a month later – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-park-district-lawsuit-reopen-cost-st-20200710-uoigpmyp6bg5zlc5x2hb2k6l6i-story.html
— Will Boystown become Rainbow Way? Local leaders consider a name change for Chicago’s signature gay neighborhood after a petition complains of sexism, racism and transphobia. – Nara Schoenberg
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-renaming-boystown-petition-07102020-20200710-wzfqwqshefa5tgh34kd7phxdgu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump is selling white grievance. The suburbs aren’t buying it.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-nyt-trump-suburban-voters-20200710-w5g4l6bj4nc2bplom2bnccnuty-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— How DuPage County plans to use $7 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200710/how-dupage-county-plans-to-use-7-million-in-federal-covid-19-relief-funds
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hater says “Tapping into crime fears, GOP conflates mayhem with protests.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200710/news/307109993/
— DuPage Regional Office of Education awarded grant to develop dropout prevention program – Luann E. Doman
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200630/dupage-regional-office-of-education-awarded-grant-to-develop-dropout-prevention-program

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To promote LGBTQ is to promote the destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family. To promote Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion is to promote reverse discrimination and age discrimination.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/awards/crains-2020-notable-lgbtq-executives-and-businesses-championing-diversity-and-inclusion

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Local communities cry foul over aid funds
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/local-communities-cry-foul-over-aid-funds/article_5e2b147f-6623-5a35-92bc-b40e3b862667.html

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— Small business advocacy organization endorses Oberweis for Congress
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2020/07/10/small-business-advocacy-organization-endorses-oberweis-for-congress/an3erxn/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— County Board Resolution Urging Other Tax Districts to Show Restraint Postponed Until County “Sure Our House Is in Order”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/10/county-board-resolution-urging-other-tax-districts-to-show-restraint-postponed-until-county-sure-our-house-is-in-order/
— Looking at the Big Property Tax Kahunas–Schools
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/10/looking-at-the-big-property-tax-kahuna-schools/
— A Bumper Sticker – Taxpayer Lives Matter
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/10/message-of-the-day-a-bumper-sticker-44/
— Coronavirus-Infected Chicago Teacher Spits on Man Who Takes Off Mask While Leaving Cosco
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/09/coronavirus-infected-highland-park-teacher-spits-on-man-who-takes-off-mask-while-leaving-cosco/
— Marengo Hiring Lobbyist for $25,000
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/09/marengo-hiring-lobbyist-for-25000/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MILLION UNMASKED MARCH AND RALLY SET FOR JULY 25 IN SPRINGFIELD, IL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/million-unmasked-march-and-rally-set-for-july-25-in-springfield-il.html
— SKILLICORN: TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/skillicorn-to-wear-a-mask-or-not.html
— ROSSI: THE FUTURES OF OUR KIDS ARE IN SERIOUS JEOPARDY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/rossi-the-futures-of-our-kids-are-in-serious-jeopardy.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,317 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 2.9 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/10/1317-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-29-percent-positivity-rate/

GOPUSA
— AOC Urges Boycott Of Goya Foods For Praising Trump
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91723
— Where Are The Young, White And Woke BLM Supporters Now That Black Children Are Being Killed In The Streets? – John Kass
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91688
— ‘Systemic Racism’: NBC Expected To Slash White Workers – Patrick J. Buchanan (DIERSEN: During the 1980s and 1990s, the Democrats who ran GAO slashed their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.gopusa.com/systemic-racism-nbc-expected-to-slash-white-workers/

BLAZE
— Dems call for boycott of Hispanic-owned food company Goya after CEO praises President Trump. Unsurprisingly, AOC is leading the charge. – BRECK DUMAS
https://www.theblaze.com/news/dems-call-for-boycotting-latino-food-company-goya-after-ceo-praises-president-trump

BREITBART
— De Blasio: We’re Cancelling Large Events, But Not BLM Protests — ‘Historic Moment of Change’ – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/09/de-blasio-were-cancelling-large-events-have-to-respect-protests-are-historic-moment-of-change/
— More than 25,000 U.S. university teachers signed a petition that touts job-seeking migrants by demeaning U.S. citizenship as merely an “artificial distinction” between Americans and foreigners. – Neil Munro
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/07/10/25000-academics-say-americans-citizenship-is-an-artificial-distinction/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Did Your Local Newspaper Call Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Speech ‘dark and divisive’? Here’s One Way To Push Back – George Rasley
http://www.conservativehq.com/article/32863-did-your-local-newspaper-call-trumps-mt-rushmore-speech-dark-and-divisive-heres-one-wa

DAILY SIGNAL
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: These 18 Corporations Gave Money to Radical Black Lives Matter Group – Fred Lucas
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/07/these-18-corporations-gave-money-to-black-lives-matter-group/
— ‘1619 Project’ Stokes Racial Division, But Offers No Real Solutions – Jonathan Butcher
https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/10/1619-project-stokes-racial-division-but-offers-no-real-solutions/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— No One Is Ever Woke Enough – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/no-one-is-ever-woke-enough-2/

THE HILL
— Crenshaw takes aim at Duckworth’s patriotism, accuses her of supporting the ‘destruction of America’ – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/506768-crenshaw-takes-aim-at-duckworths-patriotism-accuses-her-of-supporting-the

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hater Luis Gutiérrez “backs Joe Biden to ‘crush’ Trump racism” and says “He’s like racist in chief in the White House.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/ex-congressman-luis-guti-rrez-says-he-s-backing-joe-n1233443
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/120-members-congress-tell-trump-end-his-harmful-anti-lgbtq-n1233460
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters crow about their success in getting Latinos to hate Trump.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/trump-tries-woo-latino-voters-some-see-empty-gesture-n1233425

MSN
— Goya Foods CEO Won’t Apologize for Complimenting Trump – Eddy Rodriguez
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/goya-foods-ceo-wont-apologize-for-complimenting-trump/ar-BB16AY13

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters use Facebook to destroy America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/10/hate-speech-trump-tech/

NEW YORK POST
— Trump threatens funding for schools promoting ‘radical left indoctrination’ – Ebony Bowden (DIERSEN: What percent of students are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://nypost.com/2020/07/10/trump-threatens-school-funding-over-radical-left-indoctrnation/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump hater says that Duckworth says that Trump and Carson are “insecure men” who hurl racist insults in “desperate” bid for attention.
https://www.salon.com/2020/07/10/duckworth-trump-and-carson-insecure-men-who-hurl-racist-insults-in-desperate-bid-for-attention/

July 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 980, with 36 deaths as Gov. Pritzker expands mobile testing sites
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-980-biggest-single-day-increase-in-a-month/6307157/
— ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in Oak Park defaced, painted over to read ‘All Lives Matter’
https://abc7chicago.com/black-lives-matter-mural-in-oak-park-painted-over-to-read-all-lives-matter/6306939/
— Movement for Black Lives’ bill proposes sweeping legislative changes to justice system The bill is broken into four sections, the first of which specifically would divest federal resources from incarceration and policing. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/breathe-act-black-lives-matter-race-in-america-racial-equality/6306745/
— Sen. Tammy Duckworth becomes target of attacks on Biden’s possible VP shortlist; Tucker Carlson calls her ‘coward,’ ‘fraud’ – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/duckworth-becomes-target-of-attacks-on-bidens-possible-vp-shortlist/6307653/

NBC5
— Nearly 1,000 New Coronavirus Cases, 36 Additional Deaths Reported in Illinois Wednesday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/nearly-1000-new-coronavirus-cases-36-additional-deaths-reported-in-illinois-wednesday/2301884/
— Black Lives Matter Mural in Oak Park Defaced, Changed to Read ‘All Lives Matter’ Police said the incident happened during the overnight hours at the intersection of Scoville and Lake Streets and an investigation is underway
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/black-lives-matter-mural-in-oak-park-defaced-changed-to-read-all-lives-matter/2301856/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Despite President Donald Trump’s push for nation’s schools to reopen this fall, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the decision should be local – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-lori-lightfoot-jb-pritzker-react-trump-schools-20200708-qcoav2fdebectblyhlg5thmcyu-story.html
— United Airlines to send layoff notices to nearly half of US employees – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-coronavirus-united-airlines-layoffs-20200708-biw3qo6yajh7tklgmpbqgam7zu-story.html
— Black Lives Matter mural in Oak Park vandalized overnight; talks planned to restore it – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-blm-mural-defaced-tl-0716-20200708-fvszy6r4a5hpdcum2ffvwu5gye-story.html
— Troops who previously used marijuana get second chance under new provision – BRENDAN BURES (DIERSEN: Your past predicts your future.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/sns-tft-marijuana-use-troops-second-chance-20200708-rhmzct6wdbchhiqnjl3e4c4fau-story.html
— The retail bankruptcies and store closings just keep coming. For some merchants, the pandemic was ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back.’ – LAUREN ZUMBACH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-retail-impact-bankruptcies-20200708-tnuflm5mgbdvnjvrfi3zs4ge2m-story.html
— Despite risks, 74-year-old President Donald Trump invests big in attacks on 77-year-old Democratic rival Joe Biden’s age – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-biden-age-20200708-6nddcxdywngitfqifn7k3cufb4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Black Lives Matter mural in Oak Park vandalized The mural, on Scoville Avenue just south of Lake Street in the near-west suburb, was unveiled less than two weeks ago. – Manny Ramos
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/7/8/21317328/black-lives-matter-mural-oak-park-vandalized
— It’s a time of protest, and college football players are starting to make their voices heard Maybe the crazy inequity of playing for free in front of 80,000 paying customers (someday, we hope) will end soon. From players rising up. – Rick Telander
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/7/21316812/blm-protests-college-football-players-voices-ncaa-statues
— Pritzker says Trump should order nation to wear masks: ‘It’s not too late for the federal government to make an impact’ Pritzker is not the only governor to call for a national mask mandate. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has also done so. Trump does not wear a mask and has said it is a “voluntary” measure, despite health officials urging Americans to wear face coverings to try to contain the virus’ spread. – Tina Sfondeles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/8/21317430/pritzker-trump-national-mask-mandate-face-covering-federal-government-covid-19-coronavirus
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Trump runs foreign students out of the country in a desperate move to return to ‘normal.’ International students pump billions of dollars into the economy. Yet the Trump administration says they must leave if they take too many courses online because of COVID-19.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/7/21316102/higher-education-international-students-immigration-enforcement-university-of-illinois-editorial
— Will calling Joe Biden ‘old and mentally weak’ be a winning strategy for Donald Trump? Trump has accused his Democratic rival Joe Biden of having connections to the “radical left” and has pilloried his relationship with China, his record on criminal justice, his plans for the pandemic and even his son’s business dealings. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/8/21317821/joe-biden-old-mentally-weak-donald-trump

DAILY HERALD
— Carol Stream mayor, trustee face criticism for offensive social media posts – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200708/carol-stream-mayor-trustee-face-criticism-for-offensive-social-media-posts
— Houston scraps Texas GOP’s in-person convention due to virus – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200708/news/307089918/
— Recount underway in 2018 Macon County sheriff election – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200708/news/307089934/
— Republicans in Kane County host Community Care Package Drive July 11
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200707/republicans-in-kane-county-host-community-care-package-drive-july-11

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— United warning 36,000 workers of possible layoffs The airline has not decided how many of those non-management workers will actually lose their jobs. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/transportation/united-warning-36000-workers-possible-layoffs

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: 1st-half sales figures show pot is plenty popular in Illinois – Scott T. Holland
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2020/07/08/eye-on-illinois-1st-half-sales-figures-show-pot-is-plenty-popular-in-illinois/a5c4pxt/

OAK PARK
— ‘Fair tax’ or ‘blank check’? – Richard J. Willis, Oak Park GOP committeeman
https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/7-8-2020/’Fair-tax’-or-‘blank-check’%3F/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump forgoes insults of past, calls Mexico cherished friend – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-lopez-obrador-visit-is-about-trade-but-politics-too

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Acknowledges GOP Convention May Adapt As Florida Coronavirus Tally Rises – DON GONYEA
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-acknowledges-gop-convention-may-adapt-florida-coronavirus-tally-rises#stream/0

CAPITOL FAX
— Pritzker urges national face-covering mandate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/08/pritzker-urges-national-face-covering-mandate-says-states-were-forced-to-play-some-sick-hunger-games-game-show-to-save-the-lives-of-people/
— 980 new cases, 36 additional deaths, 2.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/08/980-new-cases-36-additional-deaths-26-percent-positivity-rate/

FOX NEWS
— Supreme Court rules in favor of Little Sisters of the Poor in ObamaCare contraception case The court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Trump administration and the Catholic charity – Tyler Olson, Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/scotus-upholds-religious-exemptions-to-obamacare-contraception-coverage

FEDERALIST
— New York Times: It’s ‘Nativist’ To Say Someone Doesn’t Love America – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/08/new-york-times-its-nativist-to-say-someone-doesnt-love-america/

GOPUSA
— Ilhan Omar Calls For ‘Dismantling’ The American Way Of Life – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91593
— This Is A Good Time To Be A Government Worker – Stephen Moore
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91606
— Joe Biden, The Anti-American Candidate – Star Parker
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91604

BREITBART
— Tucker Carlson: Tammy Duckworth a ‘Coward,’ ‘Fraud’ — ‘She Has No Moral Authority’ – Jeff Poor
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/07/tucker-carlson-tammy-duckworth-a-coward-fraud-she-has-no-moral-authority/

CNS NEWS
— Not All Black Lives Matter to Black Lives Matter – Ben Shapiro
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ben-shapiro/ben-shapiro-not-all-black-lives-matter-black-lives-matter

TOWNHALL
— Joe Biden Says Police Have ‘Become the Enemy,’ ‘Absolutely’ Should Defund Them – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/07/08/joe-biden-says-police-have-become-the-enemy-entertains-defunding-them-n2572130
— Kaepernick Cashes In: Bashing America Is Now a Lucrative American Business Model – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2020/07/08/kaepernick-cashes-in-bashing-america-is-lucrative-n2572029
— Liberals Will Come For You Sooner Than You Think – Derek Hunter
https://townhall.com//columnists/derekhunter/2020/07/07/liberals-will-come-for-you-sooner-than-you-think-n2571946
— The Media Turned the Fourth of July into an Embarrassing Fiasco – Matt Vespa|
https://townhall.com//columnists/mattvespa/2020/07/07/the-media-turned-the-fourth-of-july-into-an-embarrassing-fiasco-n2571995
— Two Californians Charged With Hate Crime For Painting Over BLM Mural – Leah Barkoukis
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/07/08/opposing-black-lives-matter-is-now-a-hate-crime-n2572075

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Denying Progress Is Key to the Left’s Rhetoric – ROBERT DOAR
https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/left-denies-american-progress-civil-rights-fighting-poverty/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump is wrapping himself in a racist banner.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/506397-trump-is-wrapping-himself-in-a-racist-banner


— DISGUSTING, RACIST, TRAGIC: NYC to start painting Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower Thursday despite pushback from Trump – ARIS FOLLEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/506499-nyc-to-start-painting-black-lives-matter-mural-in-front-of-trump-tower

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Trump won’t get the convention he wants.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2020/07/08/trump-wont-get-the-convention-he-wants-489728

NEW YORK TIMES
— Some Republicans Have Grown Wary of Protests, Poll Shows A month ago, polls reflected a new consensus around the need for racial justice. But after weeks of attacks by President Trump, some Republicans’ views have shifted. – Giovanni Russonello
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/us/politics/polling-race-protesters.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Tammy Duckworth Confronts Nativist Smears From Tucker Carlson. Ms. Duckworth, an Illinois senator who is Thai-American and lost both legs fighting in Iraq, has been the target of two nights of attacks from the Fox News host; some were amplified by President Trump.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/us/politics/tucker-carlson-tammy-duckworth.html

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, a) will employers get rid of their employees who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ and b) will organizations get rid of their members who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaswigdor/2020/07/08/should-lawmakers-protect-peaceful-protestors-from-being-fired/

July 7 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 587, with 37 new deaths, to over 148K
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-587/6304665/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mary-trumps-book-offers-scathing-portrayal-of-president/6305006/

NBC5
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Sets New Record for Cannabis Sales in June
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-sets-new-record-for-cannabis-sales-in-june/2301398/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Chicago police trying to combat violence limited by politics-driven policy: McCarthy
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-police-trying-to-combat-violence-limited-by-politics-driven-policy-mccarthy

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 587 new COVID-19 cases and 37 additional fatalities reported; U. of I. starts offering saliva-based tests at Urbana-Champaign campus
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200707-7fzs3f7fhjh4jlxzjjkkntvsdm-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Oakton Community College kicks-off new cannabis certification program for students this fall – KAREN ANN CULLOTT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/wilmette/ct-wml-oakton-cannabis-certificate-tl-0709-20200707-jl2vknq63ree5c6gofxgmcf36q-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: June weed sales top $47 million in Illinois, a monthly record
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-illinois-june-weed-sales-20200707-ucluulqiaveifd4irjnlewoz4e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-cb-mary-trump-book-highlights-20200707-gw3jcv5sl5ayxcadrhn5i7w4he-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— University of Chicago removes two campus tributes to Stephen Douglas The university has taken down a bronze plaque of Douglas, and a stone from the Old University of Chicago. Both are being moved to the university library’s Special Collections Research Center. – Jade Yan
https://chicago.suntimes.com/metro-state/2020/7/7/21316257/university-chicago-stephen-douglas-plaque-stone-slavery
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed dispensaries have most successful month yet in June Dispensaries racked up about $47.6 million in total sales last month. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/7/7/21316409/illinois-weed-dispensaries-june-sales
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/7/21316205/mary-trump-book-donald-too-much-never-enough

DAILY HERALD
— DiCianni: I won’t apologize for standing up for cops – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200707/dicianni-i-wont-apologize-for-standing-up-for-cops
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Trump stokes racial rancor to motivate voters.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20200707/news/307079898/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot sales hit new high. June was the best month yet for the new industry in Illinois. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/pot-sales-hit-new-high

NPR ILLINOIS
— How Newt Gingrich Shaped The Republican Party
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-newt-gingrich-shaped-republican-party#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Duckworth faces criticism for requesting ‘national dialogue’ on removing George Washington monuments – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Democrats want to remove all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/duckworth-faces-criticism-for-requesting-national-dialogue-on-removing-george-washington-monuments/article_c7bfceea-c07b-11ea-9d54-576a8752b9b0.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Judge Rules All of Illinois Free From Gov. Pritzker’s Unlawful Mandates – Austin Scott Davies
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/judge-rules-all-of-illinois-free-from-governor-j-b-pritzkers-unlawful-executive-orders/

CAPITOL FAX
— 587 new cases, 37 additional deaths, positivity rate of 2.5 percent
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/07/587-new-cases-37-additional-deaths-positivity-rate-of-25-percent/
— I’m not sure why this (Oberweis) is being treated almost like a scandal
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/07/im-not-sure-why-this-is-being-treated-almost-like-a-scandal/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Potential Biden VP pick: Black-on-Black crime deserves ‘same sense of urgency’ as police brutality – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/7/keisha-lance-bottoms-black-on-black-crime-deserves/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— What do Black Lives Matter protesters even want anymore?
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/what-do-black-lives-matter-protesters-even-want-anymore

GOPUSA
— WH Press Corps Ask A Dozen Questions On Confederate Flag, Not One On Deadly Violence In Cities
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91497

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— July 4th MAGA Exposes the Left’s Hatred for America
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/06/july-4th-maga-exposes-the-lefts-hatred-for-america/

DAILY CALLER
— Black Lives Don’t Matter To Black Lives Matter – KEN BLACKWELL
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/07/blackwell-black-lives-dont-matter-to-black-lives-matter/

NEWSMAX
— Trump Internet Trolls Register for NH Rally Tickets – Marisa Herman
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/trump-rally-social-media-tiktok-new-hampshire/2020/07/07/id/976075/

NEWS BUSTERS
— Hypocritical Hacks: CNN Panel Blames Trump for ‘Culture Wars,’ Gloats Over Polls Saying Americans ‘Trust’ Biden – Duncan Schroeder
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/duncan-schroeder/2020/07/07/hypocritical-hacks-cnn-panel-blames-trump-culture-wars-gloats

THE HILL
— Facebook pledges to ‘get better and faster’ at addressing hate speech – MARTY JOHNSON (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, hate speech is anything that does not promote the Democrat, Libertarian, and/or Green party platforms.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/tech-execs/506154-facebook-pledges-to-get-better-and-faster-at-addressing-hate

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/07/politics/mary-trump-book-donald-trump/index.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Trump is destroying the Republican party. It’s up to conservatives to stop him.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-destroying-republican-party-it-s-conservatives-stop-him-ncna1232972
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say that Trump is “fanning racism.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-going-his-gut-fanning-racism-frustrating-some-white-house-n1233103

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/us/politics/mary-trump-book.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters use Trump’s niece to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-worldview-forged-by-neglect-and-trauma-at-home-his-niece-says-in-new-book/2020/07/07/b19b22f6-bf9d-11ea-864a-0dd31b9d6917_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater says “Let’s not mince words. Trump is racist.” To call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/07/time-racial-euphanisms-is-over/
— As statues of Founding Fathers topple, debate rages over where protesters should draw the line – Annie Gowen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/as-statues-of-founding-fathers-topple-debate-rages-over-where-protesters-should-draw-the-line/2020/07/07/5de7c956-bfb7-11ea-b4f6-cb39cd8940fb_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Suburban voters got behind Trump’s message in 2016. Now they are walking away.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/07/07/suburban-voters-got-behind-trumps-message-2016-now-they-are-walking-away/
— DNC blasts Facebook for ‘unkept promises’ ahead of ad boycott meetings – Isaac Stanley-Becker
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/07/dnc-facebook-criticism-trump/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump uses the coronavirus to impede immigration. His aim at foreign students is a new low.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-uses-the-coronavirus-to-impede-immigration-his-aim-at-foreign-students-is-a-new-low/2020/07/07/ec3ca966-c06a-11ea-b178-bb7b05b94af1_story.html
— Civil rights groups denounce Facebook over hate speech – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/civil-rights-groups-denounce-facebook-over-hate-speech/2020/07/07/0edcbdd0-c0ac-11ea-8908-68a2b9eae9e0_story.html

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nydailynews.com/holidays/sns-trump-stokes-divisions-on-fourth-20200706-uzp366c4ejerphyyp5dtnx6sgm-story.html

NEW YORK POST
— To stop ‘cancel culture,’ protect people’s viewpoints under civil-rights law – Michael Schwartz
https://nypost.com/2020/07/07/to-stop-cancel-culture-protect-peoples-viewpoints-under-civil-rights-law/

MIAMI HERALD
— From the Trump camp’s mouth to Miami: Assimilate. ‘Why do we need Little Havana?’ – FABIOLA SANTIAGO
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article244033502.html

July 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Protestors demand that police be defunded in Evanston, as mayor hosts series of talks about policing – Ravi Baichwal
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/protestors-demand-for-police-to-be-defunded-in-evanston/6303232/
— 5 businesses fined for failure to follow Phase 4 COVID-19 social distancing guidelines
https://abc7chicago.com/business/5-chicago-businesses-fined-for-failure-to-follow-social-distancing-guidelines/6302376/
— These activities put you most at risk of getting COVID-19 – Roxie Bustamante
https://abc7chicago.com/health/these-activities-put-you-most-at-risk-of-getting-covid-19/6302111/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 614 to over 147K
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-614/6302652/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 6 more COVID-19 deaths reported in Illinois
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/6-more-covid-19-deaths-reported-in-illinois

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Workplace tensions flare over whether employees can wear Black Lives Matter gear – Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will Trump-hating employers require their employees to wear BLM and LGBTQ gear and b) Trump-hating organizations require their members to wear BLM and LGBTQ gear?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-black-lives-matter-masks-workplace-20200706-jn4fi66r25d2zf2mynrrg2mqpq-story.html
— Evanston High School basketball players paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ on Dodge Avenue in front of school, but work defaced hours later – KARIE ANGELL LUC and GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston/ct-evr-evanston-black-lives-matter-street-tl-0709-20200706-rbreufgwbjfvpe2imw2ytgvn34-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Donald Trump tweets about NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace and wrongly accuses him of perpetrating a ‘HOAX’”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/breaking/ct-donald-trump-bubba-wallace-20200706-sofcptv2ibenth43qa7fxsb6tu-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘We mean business’: Elgin activists continue to push for change – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200706/we-mean-business-elgin-activists-continue-to-push-for-change

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Black Lives Matter flag leads to eviction notice for a Bloomington tenant – LEWIS MARIEN
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/watch-now-black-lives-matter-flag-leads-to-eviction-notice-for-a-bloomington-tenant/article_816f65b8-fa5a-5e47-85b5-0ad745352da8.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Senator Duckworth Criticizes Trump Speech
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=306850#.XwO-pShKiM8

WGLT
— Normal Council Members Cautious On BLM BloNo’s Police Funding Demand – RYAN DENHAM
https://www.wglt.org/post/normal-council-members-cautious-blm-blonos-police-funding-demand#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump lashes out at NASCAR, Bubba Wallace over flag, rope – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-lashes-out-at-nascar-bubba-wallace-over-flag-rope

NPR ILLINOIS
— Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down On Anniversary Of Famous Speech – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/frederick-douglass-statue-torn-down-anniversary-famous-speech#stream/0

ELMHURST PATCH
— Sean Noonan, an Elmhurst-based DuPage County Board member, suspended for 20 hours over social media issue. Official “liked” comment calling for shooting of rioters. His boss praised him as an “outstanding” public employee. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-politician-suspended-over-social-media-issue

DUPAGE COUNTY
— DuPage County Launches FY2021 Budget Survey
https://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=63103

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Downstate thorn to Governor Pritzker filed Summary Judgement Motion and Amended Complaint against Department of Public Health and State Board of Education – KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/07/downstate-thorn-to-governor-pritzker-filed-summary-judgement-motion-and-amended-complaint-against-department-of-public-health-and-state-board-of-education/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CHICAGO’S DEADLY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND: ONE PERSON SHOT EVERY 2 AND HALF HOURS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/chicagos-deadly-4th-of-july-weekend-one-person-shot-every-2-and-half-hours.html
— BECKMAN: TIME TO ADDRESS RAMPANT FEAR OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/beckman-time-to-address-rampant-fear-of-law-enforcement-.html
— Karl Marx, the hero of virtually all socialist and communist movements around the world, was an horrific racist.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/karl-marx-was-a-horrific-racist.html
— WILL THE DEMS CONFRONT THEIR RACIST PAST?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/will-the-dems-confront-their-racist-past.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 614 new cases, 6 additional deaths, 2.6 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/06/614-new-cases-6-additional-deaths-26-percent-positivity-rate/
— FROM THE ARTICLE: Duckworth has often pridefully boasted that some of her ancestors fought under George Washington during the Revolutionary War. She also has an MA from George Washington University.
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/06/duckworth-steps-on-her-message/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Chicago mayor blames coronavirus for shootings, cracking ‘ecosystem of public safety’ ‘All of these forces are coming together at the same time’ – Douglas Ernst –
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/6/lori-lightfoot-blames-coronavirus-for-chicago-shoo/
— Illinois toddler killed by dog during July 4 party – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/6/illinois-toddler-killed-by-dog-during-july-4-party/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Tammy Duckworth’s interview shows she thinks Democrats oppose the Founding Fathers – Zachary Faria
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/tammy-duckworths-interview-shows-she-thinks-democrats-oppose-the-founding-fathers
— Illinois Republicans appeal federal judge’s ruling siding with governor’s group limits – Greg Bishop
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/illinois-republicans-appeal-federal-judges-ruling-siding-with-governors-group-limits

FOX NEWS
— Gianno Caldwell urges Chicago mayor to accept Trump’s help after bloody weekend: Stop ‘playing politics’ “People are asking, they are begging, they are wishing that something would happen in the city of Chicago” – Yael Halon
https://www.foxnews.com/media/gianno-caldwell-chicago-crime-homicides
— Trump punches back at totalitarian left — here’s why Mt. Rushmore speech important The Left has been chipping away at our culture and values for decades — they deride religion, abhor tradition and sneer at patriotism – Liz Peek
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/trump-hits-totalitarian-left-rushmore-speech-liz-peek
— President Trump defends Redskins, Indians franchise names: ‘They name teams out of strength, not weakness’ President says famed franchises are trying to be ‘politically correct’ – Daniel Canova
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/president-trump-defends-redskins-indians-nicknames-they-name-teams-out-of-strength-not-weakness

HERITAGE FOUNDATION
— Nation’s Values Under Attack—We Must Do This to Stop the Left’s Socialist Agenda – Kay C. James
https://www.heritage.org/civil-society/commentary/nations-values-under-attack-we-must-do-stop-the-lefts-socialist-agenda
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One look at the BLM organization’s website shows that the idea of protecting black lives and seeking justice is merely a vehicle to advance a radical set of ideas. Groups like Antifa and the BLM organization want to impose an ideology on America that would only bring greater poverty. America is a land of promise, and conservative policies can make those promises ring true for all Americans.)

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump renews culture war, putting GOP on edge.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/506099-trump-renews-culture-war-putting-gop-on-edge


NEW YORK TIMES
— As Coronavirus Cases Rise, the Federal Work Force Heads Back to the Office Federal employees are being ushered back to office buildings under inconsistent and conflicting reopening plans, against the wishes of leaders in the nation’s capital. – Zach Montague
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/us/politics/coronavirus-federal-government.html

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Adds to Playbook of Stoking White Fear and Resentment.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/us/politics/trump-bubba-wallace-nascar.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s immoral campaign is also incoherent.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/06/trumps-immoral-campaign-is-also-incoherent/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump doesn’t have a clue what America is about.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/06/trump-doesnt-have-clue-what-america-is-about/

July 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— 72 shot, 13 fatally, in Chicago July 4th weekend violence so far, police say 1,200 more police officers on Chicago streets from Thursday to Sunday – Will Jones and Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/72-shot-13-fatally-in-july-4th-weekend-violence-so-far/6299274/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 639 to over 147K
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-639/6300213/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “For 4th of July, President Trump slams his enemies during holiday remarks.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/for-nations-birthday-trump-slams-his-enemies-within/6298342/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 639 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 Deaths
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-639-new-coronavirus-cases-6-deaths/2300141/
— Democrats, Biden Look to Accelerate Southern Political Shift During a national reckoning on racism, Democratic Party leaders want symbolic changes to become part of a fundamental shift at the ballot box – Bill Barrow
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/democrats-biden-look-to-accelerate-southern-political-shift/2300159/

CBS2
— Black Lives Matter Mural Painted By Evanston Township H.S. Boys’ Basketball Team Splattered With Paint; They Believe It Was Defaced
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/05/black-lives-matter-mural-painted-by-evanston-township-h-s-boys-basketball-team-splattered-with-paint-they-believe-it-was-defaced/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Gov. Pritzker condemns Kansas newspaper cartoon equating face mask order with Holocaust – Jessica Villagomez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-kansas-holocaust-cartoon-illinois-governor-pritzker-face-masks-20200705-oo7yk3yorvc43hnra5bd3exr4m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Surprise: Justice Kavanaugh sides with Gov. Pritzker over Illinois Republican organizations in COVID-19 crowd restriction case Kavanaugh denied an emergency bid by Illinois Republican organizations to block Pritzker’s COVID-19 ban on political events with more than 50 people. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/5/21314083/surprise-justice-kavanaugh-sides-with-gov-pritzker-over-illinois-gop-in-covid-crowd-restriction-case

FOX ILLINOIS
— FDA head rejects Trump’s claim that 99 percent of virus cases are ‘harmless’ – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/coronavirus/fda-head-rejects-trumps-claim-that-99-percent-of-virus-cases-are-harmless

WTRF
— Protesters crash Trump boat rally in Pittsburgh
https://www.wtrf.com/news/pennsylvania-headlines/protesters-crash-trump-boat-rally-in-pittsburgh/

CENTER FOR ILLINOIS POLITICS
— Looking Back: The Fight for Illinois Statehood and the Debate Over Slavery in 1818 – Benjamin Polony & Evan Williamson (DIERSEN: In my defense, the first of my ancestors did immigrate to America until 1844 and all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://mailchi.mp/centerforilpolitics/looking-back-the-fight-for-illinois-statehood-and-the-debate-over-slavery-in-1818

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Republican revolt: Anti-Trump insurgents choose ‘country over party,’ defect to Biden – S.A. Miller
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/5/republican-defectors-back-joe-biden-over-donald-tr/

BLAZE
— Violence erupts in Chicago: 67 shot, 13 killed, including a 7-year-old girl, over July 4th weekend. This is the third week in a row that young children have been shot dead in Chicago – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chicago-shootings-of-july-children-killed
— Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she’s open to tearing down George Washington, Thomas Jefferson statues The Illinois senator also criticized President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore, ‘Standing on ground that was stolen from Native Americans’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/tammy-duckworth-george-washington-statues-removal
— Colin Kaepernick bashes America on July 4th — but had completely different message when Obama was president ‘We reject your celebration of white supremacy’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/colin-kaepernick-bashes-america-independence-day

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/05/opinion/trump-monuments.html

WASHINGTON POST
— The politics of race are shifting, and politicians are struggling to keep pace. What will come of the gathering call for action? – Dan Balz (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will politicians officially banish those who do not promote BLM and LGBTQ?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/politics/race-reckoning/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/05/trump-is-running-an-openly-racist-campaign/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-trumps-new-version-of-american-carnage-the-threat-isnt-immigrants-or-foreign-nations-its-other-americans/2020/07/04/f1354fa6-be10-11ea-8cf5-9c1b8d7f84c6_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/05/toe-tally-terry-tism-speech/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/05/trumps-newest-assault-americas-public-schools-they-teach-kids-hate-their-country/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-vicious-culture-war-is-all-trump-has-left/2020/07/05/4ca0986c-bca1-11ea-8cf5-9c1b8d7f84c6_story.html
— Biden tells teachers their profession is ‘the most important’ on same day Trump trashes public schools – Valerie Strauss (DIERSEN: Obviously, Democrat teachers make their students pro-BLM, pro-LGBTQ, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-marriage, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/05/biden-tells-teachers-their-profession-is-most-important-same-day-trump-trashes-public-schools/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Indigenous groups, Black Lives Matter join forces to decry historical ‘sins’ on July 4 – ANDREW J. CAMPA (DIERSEN: In my defense, the first of my ancestors did immigrate to America until 1844 and all my ancestors have always lived in northeast Illinois.)
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-07-04/indigenous-groups-black-lives-matters-join-forces-to-mark-historical-sins-on-july-4th

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Forbes sides with individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that are anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestants, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/sethcohen/2020/07/05/the-new-deplorables/#49fafddf1a2b

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
— Colleges Are in for a Racial Reckoning. Name Changes Are Only the Beginning. – Marc Parry (DIERSEN: Will colleges officially banish all those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Are-in-for-a-Racial/249116

July 4 Evening Edition

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Safe DuPage Hosts Celebrating Naperville’s Heroes – Aysha Ashley (DIERSEN: The twelve speakers were Krishna Bansal, Robert Berlin, Kevin Coyne, John Curran, Lisa Gangi, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Paul Leong, Jim McCluskey, Jim Oberweis, Stephanie Trussell, and Grant Wehrli.)
https://www.nctv17.com/news/safe-dupage-hosts-celebrating-napervilles-heroes/

ABC7
— Gov. JB Pritzker donates $51.5M more for taxes initiative
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-kicks-in-$515m-more-for-taxes-initiative/6297729/
— Many Chicagoans swap cookouts for community activism this 4th of July – Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicagoans-swap-july-4th-cookouts-for-community-activism/6298158/
— Coronavirus Illinois: IL COVID-19 cases increase by 862 to over 146K – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-covid-19-cases-increase-by-862/6298053/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “President Trump entices masses with ‘Salute for America’ event as COVID-19 cases rise.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-entices-masses-with-4th-of-july-event-as-virus-cases-rise/6298342/

NBC5
— Marches, Protests Take Place Throughout Chicago on Fourth of July Gatherings took place downtown and on the city’s South Side in protest of racism and inequality – Chris Hush
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/hundreds-take-to-streets-of-chicago-for-protests-on-fourth-of-july/2299873/
— Illinois Reports 862 New Coronavirus Cases, 10 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-862-new-coronavirus-cases-10-additional-deaths-saturday/2299884/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Outside agitators? Few arrested in Chicago after George Floyd’s death came from elsewhere. About three of every four people arrested in the period around the protests and looting — 1,847 — gave the police Chicago addresses, and 230 more were from the suburbs. – Lauren FitzPatrick
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/4/21312969/outside-agitators-george-floyd-chicago-looting-matthew-rupert
— Playing politics over Illinois’ big backlog of unemployment claims Some lawmakers want the governor’s office to do more to help their constituents waiting on claims. But if some folks were given preferential treatment, everyone else who’s having trouble with the system would undoubtedly be pretty darned upset. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/3/21312064/illinois-big-backlog-of-unemployment-claims-turns-dem-legislators-against-pritzker-rich-miller

WBBM
— Republican Senator Jim Oberweis Says Masks Should Not Be A Partisan Issue – CRAIG DELLIMORE
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/republican-senator-oberweis-masks-are-not-a-partisan-issue

WAND
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Americans expected to spend more on marijuana than Fourth of July food
https://www.wandtv.com/news/americans-expected-to-spend-more-on-marijuana-than-fourth-of-july-food/article_72e0a32e-be3a-11ea-81b1-4f6b478ae0ec.html

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Township Officials of DuPage County no longer a PAC – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/07/township-officials-of-dupage-county-no-longer-a-pac/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— GOP Holds Mini-Parade in Crystal Lake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/04/gop-holds-mini-parade-in-crystal-lake/
— Thoughts on Liberty
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/04/thoughts-on-liberty/
— No New McHenry County Coronavirus Deaths, Illinois Still Has Almost Twice as Many Deaths as Florida
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/03/no-new-coronavirus-deaths-illinois-still-has-almost-twice-as-many-deaths-as-florida/

FOX NEWS
— Justice Kavanaugh denies emergency request from Illinois GOP groups seeking to hold large rallies The Illinois Republican Party is continuing to push the lawsuit forward in the lower courts, but the Supreme Court will not be stepping in to permit political gatherings. – Caitlin McFall
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kavanaugh-denies-emergency-request-illinois-gop-groups-hold-large-rallies

BREITBART
— NPR Gives Platform to Former Neo-Nazi to Call Trump a ‘Megaphone’ for White Supremacy – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/04/npr-gives-platform-former-neo-nazi-call-trum-megaphone-white-supremacy/

NEWSMAX
— EEOC Complaint Alleges Facebook Biased Against Black Workers – Cathy Burke
https://www.newsmax.com/us/facebook-bias-eeoc/2020/07/03/id/975669/

HILLSDALE DAILY NEWS
— ‘We refuse to celebrate’: July 4th protesters say not all Americans are free – Grace Hauck
https://www.hillsdale.net/zz/news/20200704/we-refuse-to-celebrate-july-4th-protesters-say-not-all-americans-are-free

NEWS BUSTERS
— Will Joe Biden’s Press Corps Reelect Trump? – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2020/07/04/will-joe-bidens-press-corps-reelect-trump

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racist. The Republican Party should sue the Democrat Party.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/505852-biden-shares-fourth-of-july-message-focusing-on-racism-we-have-a-chance-to
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To punish Trump, Trump-haters want you to vote for all the Democrats on your November 3, 2020 ballot. To vote for Democrats is to shout that you hate individuals, hate organizations, hate companies, hate governments, and hate countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, involved in law enforcement, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://thehill.com/homenews/the-memo/505752-the-memo-unhappy-voters-could-deliver-political-shocks-beyond-trump

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-racism-white-nationalism-republicans/2020/07/04/2b0aebe6-bbaf-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-power-video-was-a-glimpse-into-trump-era-political-discourse-in-americas-friendliest-retirement-community/2020/07/04/0ca405dc-bbc0-11ea-8cf5-9c1b8d7f84c6_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— How Trump — not Biden — has helped make black lives better – Gianno Caldwell
https://nypost.com/2020/07/04/trump-not-biden-has-helped-make-black-lives-better/

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— Vladimir Putin trashes US Embassy for flying rainbow flag during Pride Month
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-vladimir-putin-us-embassy-rainbow-flag-moscow-20200704-aphmjndwdzdxrd2m2qd3yufhme-story.html

CBS PITTSBURG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Protesters Gather To Protest Trump Boat Parade In Pittsburgh – Chris Hoffman (DIERSEN: If a pro-Trump event was held in your municipality, in your township, in your county, a) how many would attend and b) how many would protest?)
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/07/04/protesters-gather-to-protest-trump-boat-parade-in-pittsburgh/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— ‘Fv*k the Fourth’ rants are stunning as radical left tries to erase America – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/07/04/fvk-the-fourth-rants-are-stunning-as-radical-left-tries-to-erase-america-942724

NEWSWEEK
— Big Tech Employees Donate Overwhelmingly to 2020 Democrats – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/big-tech-employees-donate-overwhelmingly-2020-democrats-1515430

July 4 Morning Edition

DAILY HERALD
— Safe DuPage celebrating law enforcement on July 4 – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200703/safe-dupage-celebrating-law-enforcement-on-july-4
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Naperville’s fireworks are being shot off from the south side of town and the debut of The Naperville Salute has been postponed until 2021, but there is one Fourth of July event planned to bring patriotism to the downtown Saturday. Safe DuPage, an organization formed by Naperville City Council member Kevin Coyne, is hosting “Celebrating Naperville’s Heroes: 4th of July” at 9:30 a.m. at the base of the Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower at Rotary Hill, 455 Aurora Ave. Coyne said the event will include music and speakers in a socially distanced format with all attendees asked to wear masks and follow U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Attendees also are asked to wear red, white and blue and to bring an American flag to wave. The purpose of the gathering, Coyne said, is to celebrate American independence and local safety. Speakers are set to include veterans, community leaders and elected officials. “We thought it’d be nice for an assortment of reasons to kick off the Fourth of July with a nice, patriotic-themed event that recognizes our public safety officers in Naperville who have done such a great job for so long,” Coyne said. The event is not a pro-police rally, like the one June 27 in Elmhurst, at which DuPage County Board member Pete DiCianni was seen on video confronting counterprotesters. But in the wake of protests about the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Coyne said, it’s important to show local law enforcement professionals they are appreciated. “You can’t have a free society that’s safe without good, strong law enforcement,” he said. “I think our police officers in general and our community needs to know that we’re not turning our back on our police, and police need to be respected.” The Fourth of July event is one of several Safe DuPage has hosted since forming early this year to promote public safety. Other town hall-style events, in person or online, have covered topics including crime, substance abuse, youth issues and court procedures. The events have featured elected officials and nonprofit leaders as speakers. For details about the event, visit https://safedupage.org/events/ .)

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— JULY 4, 2019 FLASHBACK: Republican entries in Wheaton’s outstanding 2019 Independence Day Parade were Bob Berlin, Amy Grant, Chris Kachiroubas, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Ann Celine Walsh, and Milton Township Republican Central Committee. Those who walked with the entries included Almiron, Anderson, Carlson, Caruso, Colgan, Collins, Falbo, Fisher, Furstenau, Ives, Keller, LeVan, Marquardt, Marshall, Monino, Muehlfelt, Nathwani, Ruhl, Ryan, Saake, Shaw, and Whelan. With their $2,500 contribution, “DuPage County Republicans” were the top sponsor for the parade and fireworks. Contributions were: $500 from Roger Claar; $250 each from Berlin, Sanguinetti, Phil Suess, and Tim Whelan; and $100 each from Michael Barbier, Grant Eckhoff, Tim Elliott, Grant, Chris Heidorn, Babette Holder, Jeanne Ives, Marty Keller, Bob Larsen, and Walsh. I hand-delivering 500 flyers (printed courtesy of Alpha Graphics) to the residences and businesses on the parade route that include the Republican entries in the parade, the sponsor’s names, and the amounts they contributed. – Dave Diersen
https://gopillinois.com/uncategorized/july-4-evening-edition-4/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pritzker contributes $51.5 million to committee seeking voter approval for graduated-rate income tax, records show – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-graduated-income-tax-campaign-contributions-20200704-fsm36vcnnvcjbk7deexzvkmo7a-story.html
— Hold police to high standards for public safety – Naperville City Councilman Kevin Coyne
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-naperville-letters-st-0705-20200703-dtcddfmjpzef3axjglpkk67z4u-story.html

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— As U.S. shatters job gains, Illinois faces long recovery – Cole Lauterbach
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=306721#.XwBXxWR_OM8

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— As much of U.S. dials back July 4 plans, Trump goes big – AP (DIERSEN: Trump-haters want to abolish Independence Day.)
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/As-much-of-U-S-dials-back-July-4-plans-Trump-15385709.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats use Susan Hoelscher to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/news/local_news/local-pulse-social-justice-pandemic-on-the-minds-of-local-voters/article_80ef1fa4-ba25-11ea-8a72-7f9dac05f03f.html

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BLM-promoters badmouth Independence Day.
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/04/886687177/d-l-hughley-everybody-knows-independence-day-didnt-free-us-all

WIREPOINTS
— On This Independence Day, Commit Never to Kneel Before the Looming Tyranny – Mark Glennon
https://wirepoints.org/on-this-independence-day-commit-not-to-kneel-before-the-looming-tyranny-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gov Pritzker threatens businesses on Facebook and sends out memos – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/07/gov-pritzker-threatens-businesses-on-facebook-and-sends-out-memos/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Welcome to the neo-Marxist ‘Church of Holy Wokeness’ – Dr. Everett Piper
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2020/06/welcome-to-the-neo-marxist-church-of-holy-wokeness/

GOPUSA
— Lightfoot Tells Bars To Follow Rules Or ‘We Will Shut You Down And You Will Not Reopen Anytime Soon’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91366
— Trump, In Fiery Mount Rushmore Address, Decries Rise Of ‘Far-Left Fascism,’ Calls On Americans To Rise Up
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91413

BREITBART
— Sen. Ted Cruz on NFL’s Plan to Play ‘Black National Anthem’: ‘It’s Asinine’
https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2020/07/03/sen-ted-cruz-on-nfls-plan-to-play-black-national-anthem-its-asinine/
— Trump Holds Mount Rushmore Independence Day Celebration – TONY LEE
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/07/03/live-updates-trump-holds-mount-rushmore-independence-day-celebration/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘It Divides And It Polarizes’: Fox Sports Analyst Rips Black Lives Matter, Identity Politics – WILLIAM DAVIS
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/03/fox-sports-marcellus-wiley-black-lives-matter/
— ‘Rushmore Will Stand Forever’: Trump Condemns Anti-Founding Protesters In South Dakota – ANDERS HAGSTROM
https://dailycaller.com/2020/07/04/rushmore-will-stand-forever-trump-condemns-anti-founding-protesters-in-south-dakota/

TOWNHALL
— Mr. President, Here Is What You Must Say About Black Lives Matter – Wayne Allyn Root
https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2020/07/04/mr-president-here-is-what-you-must-say-about-black-lives-matter-n2571850
— The Nation is Being Taken Down by Lies, and It’s All the Republicans’ Fault – Tommy Sears
https://townhall.com/columnists/tommysears/2020/07/04/the-nation-is-being-taken-down-by-lies-and-its-all-the-republicans-fault-n2571828
— Does the Media Really Want to Have this Mt. Rushmore Fight? It Could Cancel Some Very Prominent Democrats – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/07/04/does-the-media-really-want-to-have-this-mt-rushmore-fight-it-could-cancel-some-n2571858
— Sen. Todd Young Torches Dem Hatred of American History – Reagan McCarthy
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/reaganmccarthy/2020/07/03/sen-todd-young-torches-dems-n2571844

NEWS BUSTERS
— CNN Censors, MSNBC Barely Carries Trump Speech at Mount Rushmore – Curtis Houck
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2020/07/04/cnn-censors-msnbc-barely-carries-trump-speech-mount-rushmore

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Massachusetts city approves polyamory, the inevitable consequence of gay ‘marriage’ Once we start redefining marriage, ‘those redefinitions have no principled stopping point.’ – JONATHON VAN MAREN
https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/massachusetts-city-approves-polyamory-the-inevitable-consequence-of-gay-marriage

THE HILL
— Trump: Children are taught in school to ‘hate their own country’ – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/505841-trump-children-are-taught-in-school-to-hate-their-own-country
— Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to ‘overthrow the American Revolution’ – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/505840-trump-accuses-those-tearing-down-statues-of-wanting-to-overthrow-the
— South Dakota governor calls removal of Confederate statues effort to ‘discredit’ founding fathers – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/505839-south-dakota-governor-calls-removal-of-confederate-statues-effort-to
— Trump on Mount Rushmore: ‘This monument will never be desecrated’ – BROOKE SEIPEL
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/505838-trump-on-mt-rushmore-this-monument-will-never-be-desecrated
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/505821-what-july-4-means-for-november-3
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump campaign brushes off concerns he is trailing Biden.”
https://thehill.com/hilltv/rising/505470-trump-campaign-denies-it-is-losing-election

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at Rushmore.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/3/21313127/trump-pushes-racial-division-flouts-virus-rules-rushmore-garden
https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/07/04/us/politics/ap-us-trump-rushmore.html
https://www.news10.com/news/national/trump-pushes-racial-division-flouts-virus-rules-at-rushmore/

REUTERS
— Trump blasts ‘left wing cultural revolution’ (DIERSEN: Who stands up to the left wing cultural revolution in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois?)
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-blasts-left-wing-cultural-050435307.html

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump’s Mount Rushmore fireworks show is a Fourth of July attack on Indigenous people Mount Rushmore is a racist and colonialist symbol that was carved into land brazenly stolen from my ancestors.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-mount-rushmore-fireworks-show-fourth-july-attack-indigenous-ncna1232827
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump erodes America’s foundation.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-erodes-america-s-foundation-fourth-july-i-pledge-rebuild-ncna1232887

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump Uses Mount Rushmore Speech to Deliver Divisive Culture War Message. Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-mount-rushmore.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Facebook is working to persuade advertisers to abandon their boycott. So far, they aren’t impressed. More than 750 advertisers are boycotting Facebook, asking for better policing of hateful content. Facebook’s concessions so far haven’t won them over. – Elizabeth Dwoskin and Taylor Telford (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Facebook use the boycott to get rid of the following once and for all: individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/03/facebook-advertiser-boycott-hate/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters use BLM to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/black-lives-matter-is-americas-ray-of-light-this-independence-day/2020/07/03/faba0330-bd36-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/america-on-its-244th-birthday-dark-skies-canceled-parades-but-also-new-hope/2020/07/03/b46b8416-bbca-11ea-80b9-40ece9a701dc_story.html
— Paint schemes go political as NASCAR season heats up – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/auto-racing/paint-schemes-go-political-as-nascar-season-heats-up/2020/07/03/ad40bbe6-bd7a-11ea-97c1-6cf116ffe26c_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump got his crowd and his fireworks, and peddled his fiction.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/07/04/trump-got-his-crowd-his-fireworks-peddled-his-fiction/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— NBA and players agree to ‘Black Lives Matter’ and other messages to wear on jerseys – BRODERICK TURNER, DAN WOIKE (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are involved in law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-07-03/nba-messages-on-back-of-jerseys-black-lives-matter

USA TODAY
— Trump will host a scaled-back July 4th party at White House as coronavirus cases spike – David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/04/july-4th-trumps-white-house-party-scaled-back-over-coronavirus/5355855002/
— Trump accuses protesters who tear down statues of wanting to ‘wipe out our history’ in Fourth of July speech – Courtney Subramanian
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/04/fourth-july-trump-condemns-removal-statues-mount-rushmore-speech/5374494002/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters want everyone to hate not only Trump, but to hate all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, married, heterosexual, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/01/fourth-july-2020-whats-mean-patriotic-amid-covid-blm/3243985001/
— Protesters in Keystone arrested after blocking road to Mount Rushmore for hours – Makenzie Huber and Erin Bormett
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/03/keystone-south-dakota-protesters-anti-trump-demonstration-mount-rushmore-rally-fireworks/5374418002/
— Parents are balancing college costs with everyday expenses Of 19,347 surveyed, 37% said everyday expenses were their other top financial priority. – Jessica Levy (DIERSEN: Did you expect your parents to pay for your college education? I did not. Neither of my outstanding parents attended college. My father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma. My mother never attended high school. They provided me with room and board in their home in Crete while I attended UIC 1966, 1967, and 1968 and weekends during my first semester in 1969 and the summer of 1969 at NIU. I paid for a) tuition and books at UIC and NIU, b) room and board at NIU 1969-1970, and c) a 1958 Chevy BelAir, a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE with money that I earned doing yard work and delivering newspapers 1962-1964; washing dishes 1964-1966; cleaning golf shoes, chipping slag, and pumping gasoline in 1966; delivering mail 1966-1969; and working on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sponsor-story/college-ave-student-loans/2020/06/30/twitter-poll-parents-balancing-college-costs-everyday-expenses/3281859001/

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
— Black Lives Matter may be the largest protest movement in U.S. history Recent polls suggest that 15 million to 26 million people in the United States have participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and others in recent weeks. – Larry Buchanan, Quoctrung Bui and Jugal K. Patel (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are involved in law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.startribune.com/black-lives-matter-may-be-the-largest-movement-in-u-s-history/571619742/

RADIO IOWA
— Cancelation of parades takes away key campaign opportunity for politicians – Clay Masters (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have worked the hardest to discourage Republican candidates a) from walking in Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and b) from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades.)
https://www.radioiowa.com/2020/07/03/cancelation-of-parades-takes-away-key-campaign-opportunity-for-politicians/

SYRACUSE
— Onondaga County’s only July 4 fireworks show still a go, but there’s a catch – Douglass Dowty (DIERSEN: Were there any Republican efforts to have fireworks in your municipality, in your township, in your county?)
https://www.syracuse.com/news/2020/07/onondaga-countys-only-july-4-fireworks-show-still-a-go-but-theres-a-catch.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The LaFayette fireworks display comes with its own bit of political intrigue: the event is being organized by Dave Knapp, the Republican chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature. LaFayette’s town supervisor, who helped bring the event together, is Republican Danny Fitzpatrick, son of longtime District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. And McMahon, also a Republican and the former county legislature chairman, said Friday that his administration played a role in changing the scope of festival based on pandemic concerns. But McMahon said Friday that, at no point, did he threaten to shut the event down.)

PRESS REPUBLICAN
— City fireworks no dud after all – McKENZIE DELISLE (DIERSEN: Were there any Republican efforts to have fireworks in your municipality, in your township, in your county?)
https://www.pressrepublican.com/news/local_news/citys-try-at-fourth-of-july-fireworks-fizzles-out/article_1f8f8d01-3a66-5c60-ac45-d99fa8c3e717.html

WKRN
— DISGUSTING: Black Lives Matter protest planned for Nashville on Fourth of July – Nickelle Smith
https://www.wkrn.com/news/local-news/black-lives-matter-protest-planned-for-nashville-on-fourth-of-july/

SALEM REPORTER
— DISGUSTING: Black Lives Matter solidarity event planned for Fourth The picnic- style event will feature giant Black Lives Matter chalk drawing in front of the Oregon State Capitol. – Saphara Harrell
https://www.salemreporter.com/posts/2640/black-lives-matter-solidarity-event-planned-for-fourth

BUSINESS INSIDER
— Anti-racism protesters who campaign to take down statues want to ‘overthrow the American Revolution,’ says Trump in Mount Rushmore speech – Sinéad Baker
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/04/886687177/d-l-hughley-everybody-knows-independence-day-didnt-free-us-all

BRINKWIRE
— Black Lives Matter founding member says Trump is the ’embodiment of white supremacist terrorism’
https://en.brinkwire.com/us/black-lives-matter-founding-member-says-trump-is-the-embodiment-of-white-supremacist-terrorism/