March 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Third stimulus checks Senate: Biden, Dems prevail as lawmakers pass $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-dems-prevail-as-senate-passes-$19-trillion-covid-relief-bill/10392821/
— Chicago statue review committee not making transparent decisions, Better Government Association reports. Mayor Lightfoot had Columbus statue removed last summer.
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-statue-review-committee-not-making-transparent-decisions-bga/10393153/?cmp=emc-wls-news-headlines-3/6/2021
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,565 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths. Over 134K COVID vaccine doses administered Friday, a record-high.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2565-new-covid-19-cases-50-deaths/10393379/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Trump issues GOP endorsements in latest sign he is reentering political arena – Caitlin McFall
(DIERSEN: Which Republican candidates on March 15, 2022 ballots in your precinct will seek Trump’s endorsement?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trump-issues-gop-endorsements-in-latest-sign-he-is-reentering-political-arena

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US could be headed for another virus spike as more states lift restrictions – RON DEPASQUALE AND ISABELLA GRULLÓN PAZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-aud-nw-nyt-fauci-covid-spike-20210306-gawxvikerfc7bat3hvxdrrk3x4-story.html
— After COVID-19 stimulus victory in Senate, reality sinks in, bipartisanship is dead – CARL HULSE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-nyt-covid-relief-bill-analysis-20210306-s74evoc5hzd2xc4gxlxopntcia-story.html
— With 1 million Illinoisans now fully vaccinated for COVID-19, here’s a look at what the data says about who those people are – JONATHON BERLIN
(DIERSEN: One could argue that all members of protected groups should get vaccinated first. Protected groups include those who are minority, female, younger, LGBTQ, disabled, veteran, citizens of foreign countries, Trump-haters, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, low-income, those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time, criminals, drinkers, gamblers, stoners, and those who lack education, lack job skills, lack job experience, have financial problems, have health problems, and/or have other problems.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/vaccine/ct-viz-one-million-illinois-covid-vaccinations-20210305-w762ywpnuzhr7m5t35ib5vfxha-htmlstory.html
— Spring Break crowd storms Fort Lauderdale beach — COVID or not – SUSANNAH BRYAN
(DIERSEN: I regret taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975 while my peers were dying in Vietnam. I regret getting student deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-71 while my peers were dying in Vietnam. I understand why my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes continue to punish me for the aforesaid.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/fl-ne-spring-break-crowd-covid-20210306-xkzs2tppxnhznellmgtyhc5uve-story.html
— How has a year in the pandemic changed you? The Year of COVID Questionnaire is here to help you take stock. – MARY SCHMICH
(DIERSEN: For me, the pandemic and Zoom have reduced the time that I have to spend in rooms with nasty, insulting, sarcastic, mean, rude, crude, bombastic, troubled, hostile, toxic, vicious, and threatening people who blame me for their problems, a) who blame me for your problems, who blame me for my problems, and/or who blame me for everyone’s problems and/or b) who disapprove of my demographics..)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-covid-year-questionnaire-20210306-kys5aavdtrfvlnspfu7mjdi7pq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— FOID card: Tremendous spike in FOID applications in Illinois and some long waits on renewals. Illinois saw a tremendous spike in applications for the FOID card over the last year, and some FOID renewals are taking a really long time. – Dale Bowman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/5/22313129/foid-card-tremendous-spike-foid-applications-illinois-long-waits-renewals
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/6/22313826/voting-rights-election-reform-hr-1-republicans-opposition-democracy-letters

DAILY HERALD
— How suburban educators are responding to state’s call for culturally inclusive instruction – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210306/how-suburban-educators-are-responding-to-states-call-for-culturally-inclusive-instruction
(FROM THE ARTICLE: But they have sparked controversy among Republican legislators, who argue the rules would require licensed teachers and administrators to adhere to a particular political ideology. They view it as an attempt to push liberal politics in the classroom. “It takes teachers and it puts them in a position to become advocates for a particular political agenda,” said Republican rules committee member Rep. Steve Reick of Woodstock last month. “There is a lot of resistance to turning teachers into advocates for particular political viewpoints.”)
— COVID-19 shots set another record, but all other state metrics look worse
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210306/covid-19-shots-set-another-record-but-all-other-state-metrics-look-worse

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children to be LGBTQers.
https://dailyegyptian.com/106438/news/reach-bill-aims-to-require-inclusive-comprehensive-sex-education-in-illinois-schools/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says conservatives dominate Facebook and Twitter.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/do-facebook-and-twitter-silence-conservatives-data-shows-they-actually-dominate/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Far-Right Misinformation Is Thriving On Facebook. A New Study Shows Just How Much.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/far-right-misinformation-thriving-facebook-new-study-shows-just-how-much#stream/0

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— State Rep. Avery Bourne to Represent IL-13 on the Illinois Republican State Central Committee
https://mailchi.mp/a5c911786f2a/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4766044

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Black Candidate Attacked With Noose, Confederate Flag Flyer In Bolingbrook – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/03/black-candidate-attacked-with-noose-confederate-flag-flyer-in-bolingbrook/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— New State GOP Chairman Don Tracy Disses Governor Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/new-state-gop-chairman-don-tracy-disses-pritzker/
— Dundee Township Supervisor Trish Glees Attempted for Her Business to Provide Services At Cost
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/glees030621/
— Unfunded State Pensions Balloon to Over $300 Billion
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/unfunded-state-pensions-balloon-to-over-300-billion/
— Poem about Biden, ala Dr. Seuss
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/06/message-of-the-day-a-poem/
— Opponents of Equal Rights Amendment Win Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/03/05/opponents-of-equal-rights-amendment-win-again/

CAPITOL FAX
— Durbin, Duckworth outline Illinois-specific provisions in Senate’s “American Rescue Plan” bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/06/durbin-duckworth-outline-illinois-specific-provisions-in-senates-american-rescue-plan-bill/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media give Biden a pass on press conferences after griping about Trump – Quinn Weimer
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/media-biden-pass/

BREITBART
— Democrats Vote Against Ted Cruz’s Amendment to Stop Stimulus Checks for Illegal Aliens – AMY FURR
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/06/democrats-vote-against-ted-cruzs-amendment-to-stop-stimulus-checks-for-illegal-aliens/
— Paul Gosar: Big Tech Getting 15 Percent Discount to Hire Foreign Workers over Americans – ASHLEY OLIVER and JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2021/03/05/exclusive-paul-gosar-big-tech-getting-15-percent-discount-to-hire-foreign-graduates-over-americans/
— Over 3.3K Migrant Youth in DHS Custody as 20-Year Migration Surge Expected – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/05/over-3-3k-migrant-youth-in-dhs-custody-as-20-year-migration-surge-expected/
— Anthony Fauci: Military Members Skipping Vaccine Are Inadvertently ‘Part of the Problem’ – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/health/2021/03/05/anthony-fauci-military-members-skipping-vaccine-are-inadvertently-part-of-the-problem/
— Joe Biden’s DHS Frees at Least 800 Border Crossers into U.S. in Four Days – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/05/joe-bidens-dhs-frees-at-least-800-border-crossers-into-u-s-in-four-days/
— AZ Sheriff: We’re Getting ‘Five or Six Groups a Day’ Crossing in Spot Where Fence Isn’t Complete – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/03/05/az-sheriff-were-getting-five-or-six-groups-a-day-crossing-in-spot-where-fence-isnt-complete/

BLAZE
— Parade of Trump supporters and counter-protesters clash in NYC; weapons seized, police officer hospitalized There were multiple arrests in Times Square – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-supporters-parade-protest-nyc

TOWNHALL
— The Truth be Cancelled – Julie Strauss Levin
https://townhall.com/columnists/juliestrausslevin/2021/03/05/the-truth-be-cancelled-n2585805

CHRISTIANITY DAILY
— Big Tech Removing Videos Showing President Trump’s CPAC Speech – KRIZZIA PAOLYN REYES
http://www.christianitydaily.com/articles/11074/20210306/big-tech-removing-videos-showing-president-trumps-cpac-speech.htm

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Border Crisis: California, Feds Spending Millions on Hotel Rooms for Illegal Migrants – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/03/border-crisis-california-feds-spending-millions-on-hotel-rooms-for-illegal-migrants/

EPOCH TIMES
— Senate Democrats Reject All Republican Amendments But 3 Before Passing Relief Bill in Partisan Vote – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/senate-democrats-reject-all-republican-amendments-but-3-before-passing-relief-bill-in-partisan-vote_3723326.html

POLITICO
— The Rise of the Biden Republicans. The pollster who identified “Reagan Democrats” in the 1980s sees the emergence of a mirror image voting bloc. And it spells trouble for a GOP dominated by Trump. – ZACK STANTON
(DIERSEN: What about Romney Republicans, Duckworth Republicans, Kinzinger Republicans?)
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/03/04/reagan-democrats-biden-republicans-politics-stan-greenberg-473330

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats teach children to be LGBTQers.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2021/03/06/lgbtq-history-equality-education-act-teachers/6648601002/

AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
— Gov. Greg Abbott wants Texans to be able to sue social media for censorship – Chuck Lindell
https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/03/05/texas-gov-greg-abbott-support-bill-lawsuit-social-media-censorship/4584830001/

March 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://abc7chicago.com/new-concerns-about-lethal-persistent-threat-of-white-supremacist-domestic-extremism/10383950/
https://abc7chicago.com/domestic-terrorism-fbi-department-of-homeland-security-us-capitol-attack/10383950/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— House cancels Thursday session amid threat of violence at Capitol by militia group – Lisa Mascaro
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/house-cancels-thursday-session-amid-threat-of-violence-at-capitol-by-militia-group

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Divided Democrats to pick state party chair tonight | Lightfoot proposes new police search warrant policy | White Indiana city councilman says Dave Chappelle skit inspired him to wear blackface on Halloween – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-democratic-party-chair-madigan-lightfoot-search-warrant-spin-20210303-6rsh6psgcrb4nd3jlpsi2jdsya-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/dahleen-glanton/ct-glanton-capitol-riots-senate-hearings-white-supremacy-20210303-kvorojcatnh7fp73epdd6jnu7a-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Gov candidate Darren Bailey wants to follow pugilistic path to power – Jim Dey
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/jim-dey-gov-candidate-wants-to-follow-pugilistic-path-to-power/article_f36151e6-e37d-54d1-8f46-e46daabd3a1b.html

SOUTHERN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use “Husband-wife legislative duo from deep red Illinois” to promote hatred against Trump and against Trump’s supporters.
https://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/husband-wife-legislative-duo-from-deep-red-illinois-grab-state-national-attention/article_a3949759-6a1b-516d-9caa-1ef069cc408d.html

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— Candidates present campaign promises for the upcoming Carbondale City Council Elections – Oreoluwa Ojewuyi
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://dailyegyptian.com/106618/news/candidates-present-campaign-promises-for-the-upcoming-carbondale-city-council-elections/

FOX ILLINOIS
— GAO report raises concerns about fiscal responsibility, national security – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/gao-report-raises-concerns-about-fiscal-responsibility-and-national-security

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— YOU’RE BEING GASLIGHTED EVERY DAY, BUT DON’T KNOW IT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/youre-being-gaslighted-every-day-but-dont-know-it.html
— CENTER SQUARE: PRITZKER MUST PROVIDE DISCOVERY IN COVID-19 CHALLENGE OR FACE SANCTIONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/03/center-square-pritzker-must-provide-discovery-in-covid-19-challenge-or-face-sanctions.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Republicans to lose. Democrats want Republicans to encourage Republicans to get vaccinated.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/03/a-good-way-for-illinois-republican-leaders-to-be-relevant/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Conservative-haters and Christian-haters use Mary Miller and her husband to promote hatred against conservatives and against Christians.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/03/center-square-highlights-mary-miller-claims-that-she-her-husband-and-conservative-christians-are-the-real-victims/
— 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases; 44 additional deaths; 1,260 hospitalized; 275 in ICU; 2.4 percent average case positivity rate; 2.9 percent average test positivity rate; 84,202 average daily doses; Huge decrease in nursing home cases/deaths
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/03/2104-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-44-additional-deaths-1260-hospitalized-275-in-icu-24-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-29-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-84202-average-daily-doses-huge-d/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Biden’s border wall halt creates smugglers’ highway, sheriff says – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/3/joe-biden-border-wall-halt-creates-smugglers-highw/
— History As It Happens: Lincoln and the woke left – Martin Di Caro
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/3/history-it-happens-lincoln-and-woke-left/
— Canceled: Conservative comic strip ‘Mallard Fillmore’ dropped in ‘unprecedented’ move – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/3/mallard-fillmore-dropped-gannett-unprecedented-mov/

GOPUSA
— 108 Illegal Aliens Released By Biden’s Border Patrol In Texas Test Positive For Coronavirus, Officials Say
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107130
— National Guard Troops In DC Served Spoiled Food — Why Are They Still There?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107092

FEDERALIST
— CPAC Stage Critics Attacked As A ‘Nazi Symbol’ Was Designed By ‘Very Liberal’ Organization – Gabe Kaminsky
https://thefederalist.com/2021/03/03/cpac-stage-critics-attacked-as-a-nazi-symbol-was-designed-by-very-liberal-organization/

BREITBART
— NRCC Chair: Trump Shouldn’t Endorse Primary Challengers Against GOP Impeachment Voters – WENDELL HUSEBO
https://www.breitbart.com/midterm-election/2021/03/03/nrcc-chair-trump-shouldnt-endorse-primary-challengers-against-gop-impeachment-voters/

DAILY CALLER
— ‘Vial Of Death’: Louis Farrakhan Pushes Vaccine Conspiracy Theories In Videos Posted On Facebook, Twitter – CHUCK ROSS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/03/03/louis-farrakhan-vaccine-conspiracy-facebook-twitter/

CIVIL DEADLINE
— Biden Administration Takes Unprecedented Action Against Reporters Attending Press Briefings. Starting Monday, the White House’s press office said it will start charging journalists for coronavirus tests, which are required for anyone entering the White House grounds. The proposed cost for each test: $170.
https://civildeadline.com/biden-administration-takes-unprecedented-action-against-reporters-attending-press-briefings/

THE HILL
— Biden slams Texas, Mississippi for lifting coronavirus restrictions: ‘Neanderthal thinking’ – PETER SULLIVAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/541452-biden-slams-texas-mississippi-for-lifting-covid-limits-neanderthal

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “Conservative media hyper-focused on cancel culture.”
https://news.yahoo.com/conservative-media-hyper-focused-cancel-182424476.html

VANITY FAIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A HATE-FILLED DERANGED TRUMP HATER SAYS TRUMP SUPPORTERS MIGHT ATTACK CONGRESS AGAIN ON THURSDAY.
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/03/trump-supporters-second-attack

March 2 Evening Edition

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— YouTube suspends Rudy Giuliani from posting, streaming over claims about election fraud – Catherine Park
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/youtube-suspends-rudy-giuliani-from-posting-streaming-over-claims-about-election-fraud

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Patrick Wohl blasts Chicago GOP.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/2/22310103/chicago-gop-republicans-adam-kinzinger-censor-patrick-wohl
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater ridicules Trump and his supporters.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/3/2/22308924/trump-cpac-speech-republican-party-2020-presidential-election-lies-capitol-mob-riot-insurrection
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally promote illegal immigration.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/3/2/22303763/unaccompanied-migrant-children-resources-refuge-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Six GOP candidates tossed off the Naperville Township election ballot to appeal to state Supreme Court – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-township-caucus-decision-st-0303-20210302-dr4ntcormvgy7lwfn5xtstqii4-story.html
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Black and Latino directors largely missing from Illinois corporate boards – Abdel Jimenez
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-illinois-corporate-board-diversity-report-20210302-g26gjz3qhzdgfflytbedpui3hi-story.html
— Lightfoot reflects on workplace harassment she’s faced amid New York Gov. Cuomo scandal | Cubs, White Sox may welcome spectators | Line of Democrats eyeing secretary of state bid grows – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-cuomo-harassment-lightfoot-secretary-of-state-democrats-spin-20210302-yqwigmnhgrbrtjhhkqbabnqvii-story.html
— Aurora event promotes equity in vaccinations to fight COVID-19 – STEVE LORD and SARAH FREISHTAT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-aurora-pritzker-st-0303-20210302-6ghsrsuosjhrrlgo74rg4f6fu4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— House Democrats condemn Republican state legislator Chris Miller for attending Jan. 6 rally
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210302/house-democrats-condemn-republican-state-legislator-for-attending-jan-6-rally

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Ron Gidwitz raps Trump, but not his policies. Back in town after a stint as an ambassador, the Chicago businessman and GOP fundraiser says the party will move on and move up amid anti-business Democratic fumbles. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/ron-gidwitz-raps-trump-not-his-policies

NAPERVILLE COMMUNITY TELEVISION
— Votes for Six Republican Naperville Township Candidates Won’t Be Counted
https://www.nctv17.com/news/votes-for-six-republican-naperville-township-candidates-wont-be-counted/
— DuPage County May See Over $65 Million In Impacts Due to HB3653
https://www.nctv17.com/news/dupage-county-may-see-over-65-million-in-impacts-due-to-hb3653/

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— Reps. Underwood & Casten vote to give felons right to vote while in prison
https://mailchi.mp/ff69698d5efd/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4763356

NAPERVILLE TOWNSHIP REPUBLICANS
— Paul Santucci and Matthew Rasche win Appeal
https://mailchi.mp/3c42c604a1a3/february-25th-hear-from-candidates-mtg-7516329?e=58121c66a8

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,577 new confirmed and probable cases; 47 additional deaths; 1,231 hospitalized; 281 in ICU; 2.4 percent case positivity rate; 2.8 percent test positivity rate; 80,416 average daily doses; 83,000 J&J doses by Wednesday
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/02/1577-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-47-additional-deaths-1231-hospitalized-281-in-icu-24-percent-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-test-positivity-rate-80416-average-daily-doses-83000-jj-doses-by-wedn/
— House resolution condemns Rep. Chris Miller (no relation)
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/02/house-resolution-condemns-rep-chris-miller-no-relation/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Former pope uneasy with Catholic Biden’s adherence to Democratic Party line – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/1/pope-benedict-xvi-uneasy-joe-bidens-adherence-demo/

BREITBART
— Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Supports Donald Trump’s Border Wall – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2021/03/02/poll-public-overwhelmingly-supports-trumps-border-wall/

ABC NEWS
— Donald Trump’s former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-03/trumps-press-secretary-kayleigh-mcenany-hired-by-fox-news/13210150

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
— Evanston, Illinois becomes first in nation to offer reparations to Black Americans – ArLuther Lee
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://www.ajc.com/news/illinois-city-becomes-first-in-nation-to-offer-reparations-to-black-americans/JUTZZD3WPJHYXPYZTSS4KAHLJA/

February 28 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Former President Trump tells CPAC crowd ‘the incredible journey’ is ‘far from being over’ – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-tells-cpac-crowd-the-incredible-journey-is-far-from-being-over/10357399/

NBC5
— Trump Slams Biden, Teases 2024 Presidential Run in First Post White House Speech – CNBC
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-slam-biden-attack-republican-critics-in-first-post-white-house-speech/2449532/
— Illinois Reports 1,249 New COVID Cases, 22 Deaths Sunday. More than 79,000 doses of COVID vaccine were administered Saturday.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-1249-new-covid-cases-22-deaths-sunday/2449557/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— ‘We’re not starting new parties’: Trump says Republicans will unite, be stronger than ever in CPAC 2021 speech – Jordan Smith
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/trumps-first-post-presidential-speech-will-close-out-cpac-2021

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPAC Orlando: Trump hints at running again in 2024 as a Republican – STEVEN LEMONGELLO and RYAN GILLESPIE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/os-ne-cpac-orlando-day-3-trump-20210228-6jbsrxdnibfb3ibepm6ks7qvdq-story.html
— Kinzinger warns of a Trump-led GOP using fear instead of truth to motivate voters – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-trump-cpac-speech-20210228-epenmcegprhyllwp3zcyn3ihnq-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Kinzinger’s vote and subsequent actions to take on Trump supporters have earned him a sanction of disapproval from the Illinois GOP and censure motions by county GOP organizations within his 16th Congressional District. He also now has an announced 2022 primary opponent, Catalina Lauf of Woodstock, who finished third in an unsuccessful bid last year for the GOP nomination in the 14th Congressional District.)
— Illinois Democratic chairman contest down to two as Castro drops out, backs US Rep. Robin Kelly to replace Michael Madigan – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-party-chairman-madigan-successor-20210226-2fs7vj36srbjbhijdo7jmfcram-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Democratic Party of Illinois chair race down to Michelle Harris, Robin Kelly. The tallies from both camps show Harris ahead. However, there are enough state central committee members who have not gone public to swing the outcome either way. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/28/22306293/democratic-party-illinois-chair-race-michelle-harris-robin-kelly-pritzker-durbin-duckworth

DAILY HERALD
— As Trump returns to spotlight, Kinzinger attacks ‘politics of fear’ – Charles Keeshan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210228/as-trump-returns-to-spotlight-kinzinger-attacks-politics-of-fear

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— State budget a product of creative writing – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-state-budget-a-product-of-creative-writing/article_9a09ed7a-dd99-5a31-980a-eee639274da7.html

SOUTH COOK NEWS
— Railing against white people not bullying, founder of an anti-bullying nonprofit in Frankfort insists – W.J. Kennedy
https://southcooknews.com/stories/574783116-railing-against-white-people-not-bullying-founder-of-an-anti-bullying-nonprofit-in-frankfort-insists

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump revamps MAGA movement to fight Biden agenda. Former president says it taken Biden a month to transform the nation from ‘America First to America Last.’ – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-cpac-revamps-maga-movement-fight-biden-agend/
— Trump beats out 17 others in Washington Times-CPAC straw poll
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-wins-washington-times-cpac-straw-poll/
— ‘Just getting started:’ Trump at CPAC vows to continue the fight – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/28/trump-tells-cpac-movement-just-getting-started/

FOX NEWS
— Trump wins CPAC straw poll by wide margin. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in second place. – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wins-cpac-straw-poll-by-wide-margin
— Trump uses CPAC speech to tear into Biden on border crisis, says he won’t create new party. Trump also hit Biden on the failure to re-open schools. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-speech-cpac-2024-straw-poll

NEWSMAX
— Trump to CPAC: Rush Limbaugh Is ‘Watching Closely’ – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/rush-conservative-radio-host/2021/02/28/id/1011854/

HOT AIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger allies launch new PAC to support Trump-haters.
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/02/kinzinger-allies-launch-new-pac-support-republicans-bucked-trump/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Says Biden Creating ‘Sanctuary Nation,’ Teases Possible 2024 Bid in CPAC Speech – Zachary Evans
https://news.yahoo.com/trump-calls-third-party-speculation-222441067.html

THE HILL
— Trump teases another White House bid in CPAC speech. – JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/540921-trump-teases-another-possible-white-house-bid-in-cpac-speech
— News outlets diverge over airing Trump’s CPAC speech – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/540920-news-outlets-diverge-over-airing-trumps-cpac-speech

CBS NEWS
— McDaniel says GOP voters “overwhelmingly” agree with Trump’s record in office
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-trump-face-the-nation/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump CPAC speech repeats ‘rigged’ election lies, declares his political journey ‘far from over’ In prepared remarks, the former president stopped short of announcing his 2024 intentions.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-cpac-speech-declare-his-political-journey-far-over-n1259093

CBS MIAMI
— Former President Trump Calls For GOP Unity During CPAC Closing Speech
https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/02/28/former-president-trump-gop-unity-cpac-speech/

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s CPAC speech cements how far the conference — and the GOP — have fallen. This Sunday, Trump will rally conservatives to himself, lacing every sentence with political arsenic.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/trump-s-cpac-speech-cements-how-far-conference-gop-have-n1259023

WASHINGTON POST
— Former president Trump rules out third party as he moves to firm up control of the Republican Party – David Weigel and Michael Scherer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-cpac/2021/02/28/6a04140e-79e0-11eb-85cd-9b7fa90c8873_story.html
— Anti-vaccine extremism is akin to domestic terrorism – Richard Pan
(DIERSEN: Expect that ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will ever-increasingly punish those who are not vaccinated and who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anti-vaccine-extremism-is-akin-to-domestic-terrorism/2021/02/26/736aee22-787e-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— CPAC straw poll: Trump is top pick for 2024, DeSantis runner up – Steven Nelson
https://nypost.com/2021/02/28/straw-poll-trump-is-top-pick-for-2024-desantis-runner-up/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump at CPAC: Ex-president tears into Biden and his Republican critics – David Jackson
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/28/cpac-donald-trump-expected-claim-leadership-republican-party/6843815002/

BOSTON GLOBE
— ‘I do look at them in a different light:’ Tensions are high in Congress as Democrats want consequences for election-denying Republicans – Liz Goodwin Glo
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/25/nation/i-do-look-them-different-light-tensions-are-high-congress-democrats-want-consequences-election-denying-republicans/

NEWSWEEK
— ‘We Can Have Division’: GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel Downplays Republican Tensions Over Trump – JASON LEMON
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the party’s platform than any president since Reagan. From what I see, Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party want the party a) to dump Trump, b) to dump those who voted for Trump, c) to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks, and d) dissolve the party.)
https://www.newsweek.com/we-can-have-division-gop-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-downplays-republican-tensions-over-trump-1572668
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP ‘Certainly Not United’ on Vision for Future.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-says-gop-certainly-not-united-vision-future-1572674

BUSINESS INSIDER
— RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel says despite GOP divisions over Trump impeachment, the party ‘overwhelmingly’ agrees on most issues – John L. Dorman
https://www.businessinsider.com/rnc-chair-ronna-mcdaniel-trump-influence-republicans-impeachment-2021-2

MEDIAITE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “GOP Has Been ‘Using Fear as a Compelling Way to Get Votes’ and We Need to ‘Quit Peddling That.”
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/kinzinger-gop-has-been-using-fear-as-a-compelling-way-to-get-votes-and-we-need-to-quit-peddling-that/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against conservatives.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/cpac-proves-gop-isnt-just-cult-trump/

February 27 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPAC Orlando: Trump fans can’t wait to hear what the ex-president has to say on Sunday – RYAN GILLESPIE
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/os-ne-cpac-orlando-day-2-convention-20210227-apnybvqotvbthphoiu7drrbpvm-story.html

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— CPAC 2021: Mike Pompeo, Gov. Kristi Noem highlight Saturday’s list of speakers – Jordan Smith
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/cpac-2021-pompeo-rep-mccarthy-gov-noem-highlight-saturdays-list-of-speakers
— Hyatt claps back at CPAC haters: We take pride in operating a highly inclusive environment.
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/hyatt-claps-back-at-cpac-haters-we-take-pride-in-operating-a-highly-inclusive-environment

NBC5
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump the Dominant Force at CPAC. Speakers continued to fan disinformation and conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, with panels dedicated to amplifying false claims of mass voter fraud that have been dismissed by the courts, state election officials and Trump’s own administration.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-the-dominant-force-at-conservative-conference/2449101/

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,780 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths – Jessica D’Onofrio, Craig Wall and Eric Horng
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1780-new-coronavirus-cases-34-deaths/10375703/

WTTW
— 41 Problematic Monuments Flagged by City Commission Identified – Heather Cherone
(DIERSEN: DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton should offer to take Lincoln statutes that Illinois Democrats do not want.)
https://news.wttw.com/2021/02/17/41-problematic-monuments-flagged-city-commission-identified
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The commission’s website does not identify why each of the monuments were flagged, although for some the reason is clear, including all of the city’s three Columbus statues. Among the statues flagged by the commission are statues of four presidents: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant and William McKinley. Five statues of Lincoln were flagged by the commission, although the commission’s website does not identify areas of concern for any of them — or any of the other presidential statues. Two statues of Washington were flagged.)

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump the dominant force at CPAC – AP
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-the-dominant-force-at-conservative-conference

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Tazewell County Republicans host meet and greet with newly-appointed state Sen. Sally Turner – Annie Kate
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/tazewell-county-republicans-host-meet-and-greet-with-newly-appointed-sen-sally-turner/

FOX NEWS
— Dan Bongino calls conservatives to action at CPAC: Get ‘off the mat and back in the fight’ “The time for feeling sorry for ourself is done” – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dan-bongino-calls-conservatives-to-action-at-cpac-get-off-the-mat-and-back-in-the-fight
— Bill Maher’s warning to the left: Cancel culture is ‘real’ and ‘coming to a neighborhood near you’ – Joseph A. Wulfsohn
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters in your employer if you are still employed, in the organizations that you are a member of, in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, in Illinois, in America, and in the world officially take actions to officially cancel Trump supporters? Who will come to the defense of Trump supporters?)
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bill-maher-cancel-culture-gina-carano-chris-harrison
— Gun owners fight ‘unconstitutional’ bans to protect their Second Amendment right
https://video.foxnews.com/v/6235934813001#sp=show-clips
— Left smears Sen. Rand Paul after fiery exchange with Biden HHS pick
https://video.foxnews.com/v/video-embed.html?video_id=6235876743001&loc=breitbart.com
— Blackburn says conservatives need to ‘get busy’ ahead of 2022 midterms, calls for tough stance on China. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/blackburn-conservatives-2022-midterms-china
— Justice Department announces more than 300 people have been charged in Capitol riot. Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin: ‘Those responsible must be held to account, and they will be’ – Caitlin McFall, Jake Gibson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-announces-more-than-300-people-have-been-charged-in-capitol-riot

BREITBART
— CPAC Speakers: GOP ‘Civil War’ Won by Trump – WENDELL HUSEBO
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/27/cpac-speakers-gop-civil-war-won-by-trump/
— Lawmaker Attempts to Fight Surging Chicago Carjackings by Banning Video Games – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/26/lawmaker-fight-surging-chicago-carjackings-banning-grand-theft-auto/
— Rick Scott: Biden Won’t Open Schools, Brags about Open Schools in Migrant Centers – IAN HANCHETT
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/26/rick-scott-biden-wont-open-schools-brags-about-open-schools-in-migrant-centers/

BLAZE
— Jim Acosta confronted at CPAC over CNN’s coverage of Gov. Cuomo’s scandals – CARLOS GARCIA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/jim-acosta-cpac-cuomo-cnn

FEDERALIST
— How Leftists Captured Big Business Stephen R. Soukup’s ‘The Dictatorship of Woke Capital’ helps explain Wall Street and corporate CEOs becoming woke and dissing the system that made them rich. – Rupert Darwall
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/26/how-leftists-captured-big-business/

HOT AIR
— Trump Loyalists Spurn “Failed Republican Establishment Of Yesteryear”
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Establishment Republicans dominate the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc. Establishment Republicans are anti-conservative. Establishment Republicans reject some, most, if not all the planks in the Republican Party platform, most commonly, its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks. Establish Republicans look down on, if not despise, if not hate those like me who support the aforesaid planks. Establishment Republicans blame those like me who support the aforesaid planks for all the losses that Republicans have suffered in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton.)
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/02/trump-loyalists-spurn-failed-republican-establishment-yesteryear/

GINGRICH 360
— Keeping Partisan Ideology Out of Our Armed Forces (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the Democrat Party officially allow ONLY those who are the following to join or stay in the military: anti-military, anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/keeping-partisan-ideology-out-of-our-armed-forces/

MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER
— Here’s Why the Liberal Media’s LIES About CPAC Will Fail – Jeffrey Lord
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-lord/2021/02/27/heres-why-liberal-medias-lies-about-cpac-will-fail

EPOCH TIMES
— Censorship ‘the Biggest Problem’ Republicans Face Right Now: Rep. Nunes – ZACHARY STIEBER AND JOSHUA PHILIPP
https://www.theepochtimes.com/censorship-the-biggest-problem-republicans-face-right-now-rep-nunes_3713546.html
— ‘The Swamp Is Back,’ McCarthy Says of $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill’s Passage – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-swamp-is-back-mccarthy-says-of-1-9-trillion-relief-bills-passage_3713599.html

THE HILL
— McCarthy: ‘I would bet my house’ GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 – BY LEXI LONAS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540848-mccarthy-i-would-bet-my-house-gop-takes-back-the-lower-chamber-in-2022
— Why the ‘Never-Trumpers’ flopped – KEITH NAUGHTON
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/540655-why-the-never-trumpers-flopped
— Democrats don’t trust GOP on 1/6 commission: ‘These people are dangerous’ – MIKE LILLIS AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540779-democrats-dont-trust-gop-on-1-6-commission-these-people-are-dangerous

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump the dominant force at CPAC – JILL COLVIN (DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.aol.com/news/conservative-conference-trump-still-golden-005650392-220434541.html

ABC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “CPAC speakers tout Trump, spread debunked election claims.”
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/cpac-speakers-tout-trump-spread-debunked-election-claims/story?id=76154762

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “In Statehouses, Stolen-Election Myth Fuels a G.O.P. Drive to Rewrite Rules.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/27/us/republican-voter-suppression.html

WASHINGTON POST
— ‘It’s Donald Trump’s party’: How the former president is building a political operation to cement his hold on the GOP – Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/donald-trump-gop/2021/02/27/890376f0-783d-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Conservatives slam California, challenge Gavin Newsom at CPAC – LARA KORTE AND KATE IR
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-02-27/cpac-california-newsom-challenge

USA TODAY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Donald Trump will protest the 2020 election for years; CPAC is here to help him spread his conspiracies.”
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/27/donald-trump-still-protests-2020-election-cpac-here-help/6843689002/

BOSTON HERALD
— Trump set to launch controversial comeback at CPAC. Here’s some shocking news for Trump haters — millions of conservatives and other Republicans still like the former president and would vote for him again. – JOE BATTENFELD
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/02/26/trump-set-to-launch-controversial-comeback-at-conservative-conference/

NEWSWEEK
— Adam Kinzinger’s GOP Challenger Catalina Lauf Accuses Him of Using Taxpayer Money to Go on ‘Liberal Media Shows’ – NATALIE COLAROSSI
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Trump has done more to defend and advance the Republican Party platform than any Republican president since Reagan.)
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzingers-gop-challenger-accuses-him-using-taxpayer-money-go-liberal-media-shows-1572584

MEDIAITE
— Maskless Right Wing Influencer Ejected by Cops From CPAC Tells Newsmax He Was ‘Specifically Targeted’ by Hyatt – Caleb Howe
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/maskless-right-wing-influencer-ejected-by-cops-from-cpac-tells-newsmax-he-was-specifically-targeted-by-hyatt/

February 26 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Democratic county chairs ask for investigation of Downstate GOP Rep. Chris Miller for displaying militia decal at U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-state-represenatitve-us-capitol-insurrection-20210226-jodipvmmk5gubkyzqffbkm2ade-story.html
— ‘Culturally responsive teaching’ or ‘woke indoctrination’? New standards for Illinois teachers in training are latest flashpoint in culture wars. – ELYSSA CHERNEY, KAREN ANN CULLOTTA and ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-teachers-cultural-competency-new-standards-20210226-xfhgzb5fs5htpmdhyiop5p4mxm-story.html
— Former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension illustrates the broken system – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-fixing-illinois-chicago-budget-madigan-pension-20210226-tt4kmbn7hbetldxgez57x4ioqq-story.html
— What happened to the ‘famously cautious’ Michael Madigan when it came time to pick a successor? – ERIC ZORN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-madigan-kodat-guerrero-cuellar-haste-zorn-20210226-ffcpu3xnvffnlfqfdbns2mu6ty-story.html
— Backed by Pritzker, Ald. Michelle Harris holds early lead in contest to replace Madigan as Illinois Democratic chairman – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-democratic-party-chairman-madigan-successor-20210226-2fs7vj36srbjbhijdo7jmfcram-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-lgbtq-marie-newman-marjorie-taylor-greene-page-20210226-ps3yhanmtvcmjhlkq3jnq2yzua-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Downstate Republican says he removed far-right militia decal from his truck — but Democrats and Kinzinger call for probe. State Rep. Chris Miller denied any involvement with the extremist organization called the Three Percenters after his pick-up truck was photographed with the sticker in its back window in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/26/22303594/republican-chris-miller-mary-representative-congress-three-percenters-militia-insurrection-truck
— Illinois companies should be required — not just encouraged — to increase diversity on their boards. A study last fall found that only 16.8% of directors at big Illinois companies are minority, and only 27.4% are women. – Alexi Giannoulias
(DIERSEN: While I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years, my superiors were constructively required by Democrat politicians to get rid of their employees who were Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they had not promoted to GS-13 (currently $102,188) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $120,755) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $142,041) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $172,500) by age 40. Extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid promotion deadlines.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/26/22303178/corporate-board-diversity-illinois-alex-giannoulias-lgbtq-valerie-jarrett

DAILY HERALD
— It’s suburbs vs. Chicago for control of Illinois Democratic Party – JJ Bullock
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210226/its-suburbs-vs-chicago-for-control-of-illinois-democratic-party
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS TIGHTENS: Aurora area groups issue call for racial equity in distribution of COVID-19 vaccine – Patricia Andrews-Keenan
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210225/aurora-area-groups-issue-call-for-racial-equity-in-distribution-of-covid-19-vaccine

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: ‘Pot for Shots’: Mich weed dispensary offers free joint to anyone who gets COVID-19 vaccine – CNN
(DIERSEN: To push pot on an individual, organization, company, government, or country is to destroy that individual, organization, company, government, or country.)
https://abc7chicago.com/health/pot-for-shots-marijuana-dispensary-offers-free-joint-to-anyone-who-gets-covid-vaccine/10372890/
— COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports’ may open society, but inequity looms – AP
(DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will punish non-vaccinated Republicans.)
https://abc7chicago.com/travel/covid-vaccine-passports-may-open-society-but-inequity-looms/10372971/

NBC5
— Social Media is Radicalizing You (Yes, You) — Here’s How to Stop It. You can push back against social media algorithms with these tips. – Noah Pransky
(DIERSEN: Of course, according to my critics/opponents, my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters radicalize those who read them. Of course, my critics/opponents want you to read only what they put out or bless, nothing more, nothing less.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/lx/social-media-is-radicalizing-you-yes-you-heres-how-to-stop-it/2448542/

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Coin flip breaks tie vote in Belvidere City Council primary. First-ever tiebreaker on a Boone County vote, clerk says. – Shaquil Manigault
(DIERSEN: As a Republican Precinct Committeeman, I anxiously await campaign literature from the Republican candidates on the April 6, 2021 ballot for my precinct so that I can deliver that literature along with marked sample ballots and vote-by-mail information to the homes in my precinct that have at least one Republican or one Independent voter. I also anxiously await yard signs from the candidates that I can offer to the voters, and voter lists that target voters who are likely to vote and to vote Republican. For Milton Township, the Republican candidates are John Monino, Nick Nathwani, Chris LeVan, Gary Muehfelt, Dan Milinko, Jeff Castle, Drew Ellis, and Joe Soto. For Wheaton Park District, the Republican candidates include Ron Almiron. For DuPage County Educational Service Region, the Republican candidates include Paula McGowen. For Wheaton Warrenville School District 200, the Republican candidates are? For College of DuPage, the Republican candidates are Heidi Holan, Andrew Manno, and Deborah Sajdak.)
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/02/26/natalie-mulhall-wins-2nd-ward-belvidere-primary-coin-flip/6832468002/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— MOST AMERICANS STILL SUPPORT PLAYING NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SPORTING EVENTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/most-americans-still-support-playing-national-anthem-at-sporting-events.html
— THORNER: THE GASLIGHTING OF AMERICANS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-the-gaslighting-of-americans.html

CAPITOL FAX
— Durbin downplays division over state party chair contest, Pritzker denies promises being made
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/26/durbin-downplays-division-over-state-party-chair-contest-pritzker-denies-promises-being-made/
— 2,441 new confirmed and probable cases; 55 additional deaths; 1,393 hospitalized; 336 in ICU; 2.5 percent average case positivity rate; 2.7 percent test positivity rate; 68,988 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/26/2441-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-55-additional-deaths-1393-hospitalized-336-in-icu-25-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-test-positivity-rate-68988-average-daily-doses/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump rules supreme at ‘TPAC’ – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/26/donald-trump-rules-supreme-cpac/
— Sen. Josh Hawley: ‘I’m not backing down’ – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/26/josh-hawley-im-not-backing-down/

FOX NEWS
— Tom Cotton at CPAC tells conservatives ‘we will never retreat’ The Arkansas senator, a potential 2024 GOP presidential contender, vows he’ll ‘never apologize for defending America’ – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cotton-cpac-conservatives-will-never-retreat
— Cawthorn at CPAC says Dems want to turn U.S. into ‘Communist ash heap’ ‘They are trying to take away all of our rights and they are playing for keeps’ – Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cawthorn-cpac-dems-want-buy-vote-u-s-communist-ash-heap
— Is Trump the GOP’s future? Here’s what CPAC attendees think. Trump still leader of the party, CPAC attendees say, but many think Gov. Ron DeSantis should be 2024 presidential nominee. – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/is-trump-the-gops-future-heres-what-cpac-attendees-think
— Lawrence Jones says CPAC attendees ‘united,’ previews what Trump will say in speech. Jones said that “people from all over the country are fired up at CPAC.” – Joshua Q. Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-message-cpac-united-civil-war-gop-lawrence-jones
— Inside CPAC 2021: MAGA hats, coronavirus masks and temperature checks. – Adam Shaw
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/inside-cpac-2021-temp-checks-masks-maga-hats
— Scott Walker at CPAC says ‘America is under siege’ on campuses, in culture. Former Wisconsin governor takes aim at ‘radical activists on campus’ – Paul Steinhauser
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/scott-walker-cpac-america-under-siege-campuses-culture

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Democrats Will End Your Freedom Of Speech Next Week
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/democrats-will-end-your-freedom-of-speech-next-week

DAILY WIRE
— Ron DeSantis At CPAC Highlights Future Of Republican Party Moving Forward: ‘Don’t Ever Back Down’
https://www.dailywire.com/news/ron-desantis-at-cpac-highlights-future-of-republican-party-moving-forward-dont-ever-back-down

PJ MEDIA
— Hello, CPAC! Trump Is Still In Charge Here – MARK ELLIS
https://pjmedia.com/columns/mark-ellis/2021/02/26/hello-cpac-trump-is-still-in-charge-here-n1428667

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump ‘Planning for the Next Administration’: Former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-planning-for-the-next-administration-former-chief-of-staff-mark-meadows_3712640.html

THE HILL
— Donald Trump Jr. attacks Cheney at CPAC: ‘Lincoln Project Liz’ – MORGAN CHALFANT
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/540761-donald-trump-jr-attacks-cheney-at-cpac-lincoln-project-liz
— House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said President Trump has not given him a commitment to refrain from targeting House GOP incumbents in their primaries. – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs who have targeted Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540724-mccarthy-no-commitment-from-trump-to-not-target-republicans
— CPAC officials booed after asking attendees to put on masks. “So please everyone, when you’re in a ballroom when you’re seated, you should still be wearing a mask. So if everybody can go ahead, work on that,” organizers asked amid boos from the crowd. – Joseph Guzman
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/540736-cpac-officials-booed-after-asking-attendees-to

NEW YORK TIMES
— Punish Lawyers for Complicity With Trump? – William D. Zabel, New York
(DIERSEN: Who have hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters selected to punish Trump-voters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains; township, ward, and county party organizations; and the Illinois Republican Party should be taking steps to protect Trump-voters. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/26/opinion/letters/lawyers-trump.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Republican Civil War Over Trump? Not at CPAC. As Republicans in Washington debate the former president’s role in the party, many GOP rising stars, activists and voters have made up their minds. – Joshua Jamerson
https://www.wsj.com/articles/republican-civil-war-over-trump-not-at-cpac-11614366303

NEWSWEEK
— Dan Bongino Tells CPAC He’ll Start Up Server Farms, Banks, ‘Whatever You Want’ for Conservatives – DANIEL VILLARREAL
https://www.newsweek.com/dan-bongino-tells-cpac-hell-start-server-farms-banks-whatever-you-want-conservatives-1572525
— Josh Hawley Gets CPAC Standing Ovation at Mention of Election Certification Objection – MATTHEW IMPELLI
https://www.newsweek.com/josh-hawley-gets-cpac-standing-ovation-mention-election-certification-objection-1572499

FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters say “Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies.”
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-news/2021/02/some-local-gop-leaders-fire-up-base-with-conspiracies-lies-2/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Voters Have Unfavorable Opinion of AOC
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/congressional_faves_feb26

GLOBE AND MAIL
— Trump’s hold on Republican Party on display at CPAC
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/video-trumps-hold-on-republican-party-on-display-at-cpac/

DAILY MAIL
— America’s culture and campuses are ‘under SIEGE’ by the woke brigade’s attempts to cancel conservative thought, Scott Walker tells CPAC – KEITH GRIFFITH
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9304843/Americas-culture-campuses-SIEGE-woke-brigade-Scott-Walker-says.html

February 24 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Mike Madigan replacement Edward Guerra Kodatt resigns after only 3 days, Angelica Guerrero Cuellar nominated as new successor – Jessica D’Onofrio
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/madigan-replacement-edward-kodatt-resigns-after-only-3-days/10367048/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pro-Trump candidate Catalina Lauf announces plans to challenge one of the former president’s Republican critics, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-catalina-lauf-challenge-kinzinger-congress-16th-district-20210224-rohj5knnhvfknnxxdjslqzzkny-story.html
— Madigan’s successor resigns after 3 days, still eligible for month’s pay | Lightfoot caught cussing on hot mic during City Council meeting | Pro-Trump Republican launches bid to unseat Kinzinger – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauf-kinzinger-trump-madigan-kodatt-lightfoot-hot-mic-spin-20210225-pld36jnfxngsxkgdhgwpgojgza-story.html
— Michael Madigan’s hand-picked successor in state House resigns just three days after being installed – DAN PETRELLA and RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mike-madigan-replcement-edward-guerra-kodatt-calls-to-resign-20210224-fuuuverponcspglgyxs7eynsdu-story.html
— Only in Illinois: Two days of ‘work’ and $5,788 possible for ousted Madigan replacement – EDITORIAL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-madigan-20210224-gv7ew5xvfzgcxo2vsvsuial3qe-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Welch sidesteps ‘inner-party squabbles’ over state Democratic post, but OK with Madigan seat appointment process. Welch, who was chosen to succeed Madigan as speaker last month, discussed Kodatt’s sudden resignation and other issues Wednesday during a livestreamed event. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/24/22299826/speaker-emanuel-chris-welch-madigan-kodatt-kelly-castro-harris-graduated-income-tax
— Lightfoot caught on a hot mic again — this time, using profanity during City Council meeting. As Ald. Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez concluded remarks on a Black History Month resolution, Lightfoot can be heard muttering, “You’ve got to be f—ing kidding me.” Lightfoot quickly texted Sanchez, telling her the profane remark had nothing to do with what the alderman was saying. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2021/2/24/22299608/lightfoot-chicago-city-council-meeting-hot-mic-comments-black-history-rossana-rodriguez-sanchez

DAILY HERALD
— Woodstock native Catalina Lauf to challenge U.S. Rep. Kinzinger in GOP primary – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/woodstock-native-catalina-lauf-to-challenge-us-rep-kinzinger-in-gop-primary
— Madigan’s successor resigns amid ‘questionable conduct’ – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/madigans-successor-resigns-amid-questionable-conduct
— Schaumburg GOP to host forum for township, library candidates Feb. 27
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210224/schaumburg-gop-to-host-forum-for-township-library-candidates-feb-27
— Cronin: DuPage’s vaccine allotment ‘completely and totally inadequate’ – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210223/cronin-dupages-vaccine-allotment-completely-and-totally-inadequate
— Wheaton League of Women Voters hosts outdoor voter registration events in March – Mary Pritchard
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20210224/wheaton-league-of-women-voters-hosts-outdoor-voter-registration-events-in-march

ELMHURST PATCH
— Elmhurst Hopefuls Open To Marijuana Sales And Gambling. City Council candidates give their views on the issues during a forum. – David Giuliani
(DIERSEN: Candidates on April 6 ballots should be asked the following questions: If elected, would you encourage or discourage promotion of the following: a) reparations, b) BLM, c) LGBTQ, d) dependency on government, e) dependency on charity, f) abortion, g) mass/illegal immigration, h) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, i) more gun controls, j) patronage, k) political affiliation discrimination, l) reverse discrimination, and m) age discrimination?)
https://patch.com/illinois/elmhurst/elmhurst-hopefuls-open-marijuana-sales-gambling

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Grafton Township Assessor Alan Zielinski Trounced by Republican Party-Endorsed Opponent Terra De Baltz
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/grafton-township-assessor-alan-zielinski-trounced-by-republican-party-endorsed-opponent-terra-de-baltz/
— Lesperance Retains Nunda Township Road Commissioner Position, Parrish Coalition Captures Control of Township Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/lesperance-retains-nunda-township-road-commissioner-position-parrish-coalition-captures-control-of-township-board/
— Randy Funk Next Algonquin Township Supervisor, Danijela Sandberg Moves to April Contest for Road Commissioner against Derek Lee, Bob Miller’s Son-in-Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/randy-funk-next-algonquin-township-supervisor-danijela-sandberg-moves-to-april-contest-for-road-commissioner-against-derek-lee-bob-millers-son-in-law/
— A Quote about Politicians Who Get Rich in Office from Harry Truman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/message-of-the-day-a-quote-6/
— What Is Not Taught During Black History Month
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/24/what-is-not-taught-during-black-history-month/
— Madigan’s Bizarre Mistake
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/message-of-the-day-bizarre/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Illinois HFS teaching Unconscious Bias, Microaggression, Microinequities, Microinsults, Microassaults, Microinvalidations. – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/illinois-hfs-teaching-unconscious-bias-microaggression-microinequities-microinsults-microassaults-microinvalidations/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CATALINA LAUF ANNOUNCES BID TO OUST KINZINGER, SAYING TRUMP WILL BACK HER WITH $2M
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/catalina-lauf-announces-bid-to-oust-kinzinger-saying-trump-will-back-her-with-2m.html
— REP. HALBROOK: COLD TEMPERATURES EXPOSE VULNERABILITIES IN WIND ENERGY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/rep-halbrook-cold-temperatures-expose-vulnerabilities-in-wind-energy.html
— THEY WANT TO FORCE COVID SHOTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/they-want-to-force-covid-shots.html
— THORNER: WORLD’S DEADLIEST VIRUS ISN’T COVID, IT’S COMMUNISM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorner-worlds-deadliest-virus-isnt-covid-its-communism-.html
— INDIANA ELIMINATES LICENSE TO CARRY HANDGUN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/indiana-eliminates-license-to-carry-handgun.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? HEADING TO CPAC 2021
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/wheres-weyermuller-heading-to-cpac-2021-.html
— BAILEY LAUNCHES GUBERNATORIAL BID WITH BUS TOUR; SPEAKS TO IR
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/bailey-launches-gubernatorial-bid-with-bus-tour-speaks-to-ir-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases; 44 additional deaths; 1,511 hospitalized; 338 in ICU; 2.6 percent average case positivity rate; 2.8 percent average test positivity rate; 55,947 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/24/2022-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-44-additional-deaths-1511-hospitalized-338-in-icu-26-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-28-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55947-average-daily-dosess/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Turley slams Dems’ ‘slippery slope toward censorship’ of conservative outlets – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/24/jonathan-turley-slams-dems-slippery-slope-toward-c/

CNS NEWS
— How the Left Has Weaponized Charges of ‘Misinformation’ to Quash Dissent – Ben Shapiro
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/ben-shapiro/ben-shapiro-how-left-has-weaponized-charges-misinformation-quash-dissent

DAILY CALLER
— Michigan GOP Censures Fred Upton For Voting To Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Spot – NICOLE SILVERIO
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/24/michigan-gop-censured-rep-upton-remove-rep-greene-committee/

FEDERALIST
— Senate Hearing On The Capitol Riot Exonerated Trump. Tuesday’s testimony made perfectly clear that Donald Trump did not incite the Capitol riot. – David Marcus
https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/24/senate-hearing-on-the-capitol-riot-exonerated-trump/

EPOCH TIMES
— Pence Praises Trump During Meeting With Republicans – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pence-praises-trump-during-meeting-with-republicans_3709477.html

THE HILL
— GOP leaders clash over Trump presence at CPAC – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. Those who want to drive conservatives out of the GOP use the GOP’s Big Tent policy to drive conservatives out of the GOP.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540297-mccarthy-cheney-disagree-on-trumps-role-at-cpac
— Democrat posts trans flag across from Marjorie Taylor Greene’s House office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540375-marjorie-taylor-greenes-house-office-neighbor-posts-trans-flag-outside-door
— Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540414-democratic-fury-with-gop-explodes-in-house

February 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— WTTW takes a stand against left-leaning bias — a welcome media move – MARK GLENNON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-wttw-balta-bias-20210223-p3jfduewszeqda6k6liqbyf2uq-story.html
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance update ending Chicago police cooperation with federal immigration agents – GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-welcoming-city-lightfoot-20210223-bthyklzojjha3evtbevp6v45vy-story.html
— Oak Park board to pursue proclamation apologizing for past harms; trustees divided on reparations proposals – STEVE SCHERING
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/ct-oak-park-reparations-tl-0225-20210223-baewookh6bb7rj6y5jlndymbny-story.html
— Chicago U.S. Attorney John Lausch gets reprieve from Biden administration through transition | Illinois’ top Democrats split over next state party chair | Pro-Trump Downstate Sen. Darren Bailey launches gubernatorial bid – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-federal-prosecutor-madigan-lausch-biden-spin-20210224-55vljg6j6zgrnjgeeznqqq6jtu-story.html
— John Lausch stays for now. Thank you. We’ll take it. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-corruption-ethics-john-lausch-stays-20210223-dbtg5b7s2jcq3a432ddfa7zvay-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Arlington Park on the block: Corporate owner Churchill Downs looks to sell historic racetrack. Churchill Downs Inc. is pitching the 93-year-old track as a “redevelopment opportunity,” meaning 2021 could be the last year the horses run at Arlington. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/23/22298122/arlington-park-sale-churchill-downs-illinois-horse-racing

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lausch to stay as Chicago’s top federal prosecutor. White House reportedly agrees to request from Sen. Durbin and Duckworth to keep him on, at least for now. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lausch-stay-chicagos-top-federal-prosecutor
— The intriguing fight to succeed Chairman Madigan. The battle over who will head the Illinois Democratic Party takes some very unusual twists. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/intriguing-fight-succeed-chairman-madigan

WREX
— Pritzker, Democrats celebrate monumental criminal justice law while GOP, police push back – Mike Miletich
https://wrex.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-democrats-celebrate-monumental-criminal-justice-law-while-gop-police-push-back/

LAGRANGE PATCH
— La Grange Village Official Bashes Trump. Trustee criticizes ex-president in asking board to approve contracts. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/lagrange/la-grange-village-official-bashes-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Polling Places for Today’s GOP Primary Elections in Algonquin, Grafton & Nunda Townships – Ballots Today Will Determine All But One Township Official
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/polling-places-for-todays-gop-primary-elections-in-algonquin-grafton-nunda-townships-ballots-today-will-determine-all-but-one-township-official/
— State Senator Darren Bailey Seeking GOP Nomination for Governor – Spoke to Illinois Conservatives in Lake Geneva This Summer
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-seeking-gop-nomination-for-governor/
— Sheriff Bill Prim’s Reaction to Governor Pritzker’s Signing of Criminal Law Changes
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/sheriff-bill-prims-reaction-to-governor-pritzkers-signing-of-criminal-law-changes/
— Who’s Responsible for Covid Vaccination of ICE Detainees in McHenry County Jail?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/whos-responsible-for-covid-vaccination-of-ice-detainees-in-mchenry-county-jail/
— Lakewood Planning on Creating More Speed Traps by Lowering Limits Throughout Village
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lakewood-planning-on-creating-more-speed-traps-by-lowering-limits-throughout-village/
— Porn on Zoom Screen at Dundee Crown High School
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/porn-on-zoom-screen-at-dundee-crown-high-school/
— Pritzker Press Release on 700-Page Bill Signed Yesterday
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/pritzker-press-release-on-700-page-bill-signed-today/
— Assessor Al Zielinski’s Alleged Sales Chasing Creates Fireworks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/22/saleschasing/
— IL-16: Catalina Lauf Files FEC Paperwork as Candidate to Primary Adam Kinzinger
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/lauf022321/
— Dundee Township: Chris Kempf Earns Endorsement of Algonquin Village Trustee John Spella
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/23/kempf022321/

CAPITOL FAX
— Darren Bailey roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/darren-bailey-roundup/
— Pritzker, Durbin battle over control of state party
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/pritzker-durbin-battle-over-control-of-state-party/
— 1,665 new confirmed and probable cases; 27 additional deaths; 1,488 hospitalized; 361 in ICU; 2.8 percent average case positivity rate; 3.0 percent average test positivity rate; 55,917 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/1665-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-27-additional-deaths-1488-hospitalized-361-in-icu-28-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-30-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-55917-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Conservative leaders call for state Attorneys General to probe Facebook, Twitter and Google over liberal bias. ‘Conservative speech is under attack,’ Media Research Center president Brent Bozell said. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/conservative-leaders-state-attorneys-general-facebook-twitter-google-liberal-bias
— Trump wishes Tiger Woods a speedy recovery after LA crash. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries. – Sam Dorman
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-wishes-tiger-woods-a-speedy-recovery-after-la-crash

GOPUSA
— House Democrats Target Newsmax, Fox News, OAN For De-Platforming From Cable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106798

BLAZE
— House takes first step in contested election review that may result in Republican being unseated. ‘I can’t think of a worst first step this committee could take’ – CHRIS ENLOE
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-takes-first-step-in-contested-election-review-that-may-result-in-republican-being-unseated

NEWSMAX
— Republicans Demand Equal Seats on Capitol Riot Commission (DIERSEN: Virtually all, if not all, GAO employees are Democrats. Republicans should have always demanded that half of all GAO employees be Republicans.)
https://www.kmjnow.com/news/republicans-demand-equal-seats-on-capitol-riot-commission/

CNS NEWS
— LGBT Advocate to Exhibit at Conservative Political Action Conference – Craig Bannister
(DIERSEN: Those who promote LGBTQ promote the destruction of the GOP.)
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/lgbt-advocate-exhibit-conservative-political-action-conference
— Congressional Dems Trying to Deplatform Fox News May Have Violated First Amendment – Hans Bader
https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-bader/congressional-dems-trying-deplatform-fox-news-may-have-violated-first

PJ MEDIA
— Northwestern University in Illinois: ‘The Whiteness Scale’ Tells You How Much of a Racist You Are – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/23/the-whiteness-scale-tells-you-how-much-of-a-racist-you-are-n1427691

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Gun Control Plan Would ‘Criminalize’ up to 105 Million People: Gun-rights Group – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-gun-control-plan-would-criminalize-up-to-105-million-people-gun-rights-group_3707740.html

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says GOP will “be a minority party forever” if we keep supporting Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540080-kinzinger-gop-will-be-a-minority-party-forever-if-we-keep-supporting-trump
— House Democrats press Facebook on role as a ‘breeding ground for polarization’ – REBECCA KLAR
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/540159-house-democrats-press-facebook-over-role-as-a-breeding-ground-for

YAHOO NEWS
— Graham: Trump will unify GOP, fight Biden’s immigration policies
https://news.yahoo.com/graham-trump-unify-gop-fight-040332040.html
— New podcast explores reparations for Black Americans
https://news.yahoo.com/podcast-explores-reparations-black-americans-010945923.html

CAPITOL RESEARCH
— Corporations Ditch the GOP After Capitol Hill Riot
https://capitalresearch.org/article/corporations-ditch-the-gop-after-capitol-hill-riot/

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020 – Ed Kilgore
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/02/straight-ticket-voting-took-another-big-leap-in-2020.html

February 21 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Edward Guerra Kodatt chosen to replace longtime Illinois House Speaker and Representative Mike Madigan. Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch took Madigan’s place as House speaker last month. – Craig Wall, John Garcia and Michelle Gallardo
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/edward-guerra-kodatt-chosen-to-replace-mike-madigan/10359500/

NBC5
— Coronavirus in Illinois: 1,585 New Cases, 35 Additional Deaths Reported Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-illinois-1585-new-cases-35-additional-deaths-reported-sunday/2443668/

CBS2
— Former House Speaker Mike Madigan Selects Edward Guerra Kodatt, 13th Ward Worker, To Fill Seat
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/21/mike-madigan-illinois-house-seat-edward-kodatt/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Former Speaker Michael Madigan unsure how long he’ll remain state Democratic chair as he picks 26-year-old successor – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-michael-madigan-replacement-20210221-mhhu2pnifrf5bjrim76qwtaoqm-story.html

WCIA
— Schimpf says Trump ‘had his day in court,’ and ‘did not win’ 2020 election – Mark Maxwell
https://www.wcia.com/illinois-capitol-news/schimpf-says-trump-had-his-day-in-court-and-did-not-win-2020-election/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Co-founder says Wikipedia’s neutrality ‘long gone,’ cites leftist bias – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/co-founder-says-wikipedias-neutrality-long-gone-ci/
— GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson: ‘I wouldn’t’ support Trump in 2024 – Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/21/gop-gov-asa-hutchinson-i-wouldnt-support-trump-in-/

BREITBART
— ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities – Randy Clark
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/02/21/exclusive-ice-to-release-migrants-further-into-u-s-away-from-texas-border-cities/
— Kevin Sorbo on Facebook Blacklisting: Zuckerberg Has More Power Than Our Government – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/21/kevin-sorbo-on-facebook-blacklisting-zuckerberg-has-more-power-than-our-government/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Scott Walker Takes Helm of Young America’s Foundation – Kevin Mooney
https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/02/21/scott-walker-takes-helm-of-young-americas-foundation/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Coca-Cola Forcing Employees To Take Online Course To Learn “To Be Less White”
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want those who are the following to hate themselves: law enforcement officers, veterans, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/report-coca-cola-forcing-employees-to-take-online-course-to-learn-to-be-less-white/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Coca-Cola Company is barreling full-steam ahead in the hopes of being crowned the most wokest woke company of uber-woke 2021. Last month, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Coca-Cola Impos[ing] Racial Quotas On Outside Counsel Staffing. This month, we learn that Coca-Cola is forcing its employees to attend a divisive, destructive online course designed to make them hate themselves because of the color of their skin. Making white people hate themselves for the color of their skin is, of course, the goal of all this ridiculous, flagrantly racist ‘anti-racist’ training’ that has taken over our universities, our government, and our major (and not so major) businesses and corporations. And Coca-Cola is apparently fully onboard with dehumanizing their staff, with instilling in them a sense of self-hatred and a paranoid, judgmental loathing of their entire race. What says stellar employee more than a suicidal, soul-destroyed, self- and race-hater who is required to be “less white”? This is a monstrous evil inflicted on people who have done nothing wrong, who are good employees, and who have committed no crime . . . beyond the new ‘crime’ of being born white. Being white is bad, so be “less white,” goes the hate yourself racist orthodoxy, and implicit in this, is the unspoken, but deeply understood, threat: if you want to keep your job. This is a genuinely evil ideology, and people are outraged. . .Tearing people down, filling them with self-doubt and self-hate, is now how you build an “inclusive workplace,” according to Coca-Cola. Targeting white people for reeducation about their ‘whiteness’ is vile, racist, and unconscionable. That said, it is—objectively speaking—a great way to manufacture a compliant and complacent populace. If you hate yourself and your entire race, you are not going to fight back. Why would you? You have learned that you are evil because of your skin color, you have been taught to recognize your evil as manifested in your skin color, and you have been coerced into shouting your evil whiteness from the rooftops. You then feel that you deserve whatever horrors the left unleashes on you because, after all, you were born white. Who needs reeducation camps when the job is being done in our K-12 schools, universities, cultural output, government, and businesses? Reject it. Reject it because it flies in the face of your religious beliefs, because it does not comport with your understanding of America, because it does not make sense to hate yourself for something beyond your control, because it is unjust. Reject it because it is destructive, divisive, and at rock bottom, purely evil.)

WASHINGTON POST
— Last year was good for LGBTQ rights. Congress can make this one even better. – Editorial
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will the following officially get rid of you if you do not promote LGBTQ: a) your employer if you have a job, b) the organizations that you are a member of, c) the municipality that you live in, d) the township that you live in, e) the county that you live in, f) the state that you live in, g) the United States, and h) the world?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/pass-equality-act-2021-lgbtq-rights/2021/02/19/c35f9e9c-72f1-11eb-93be-c10813e358a2_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Big Tech Employees Opened Wallets for Biden Campaign. Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple and Facebook made up biggest source of donations to Democrat among corporate employees. – Brody Mullins and Emily Glazer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/big-tech-employees-opened-wallets-for-biden-campaign-11613833201
— Trump Is Flawed but Don’t Shun His Voters – James Hyland, Beechhurst, N.Y.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-is-flawed-but-dont-shun-his-voters-11613934791

NEWSWEEK
— Matt Gaetz Shares Tweet Suggesting Adam Kinzinger Had Payback Motive for Turning on Trump – EMILY CZACHOR
https://www.newsweek.com/matt-gaetz-shares-tweet-suggesting-adam-kinzinger-had-payback-motive-turning-trump-1570843
— Trump-Friendly CPAC 2021 Speaker Lineup Shows Little Sign of GOP’s Civil War – JASON LEMON
https://www.newsweek.com/trump-friendly-cpac-2021-speaker-lineup-shows-little-sign-gop-civil-war-1570831

RAW STORY
— Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party — here’s how Democrats can help
https://www.rawstory.com/trump-toxic/
— Researchers link physical strength and wealth to militancy and conservatism
https://www.rawstory.com/researchers-link-physical-strength-and-wealth-to-militancy-and-conservatism/
— Big money GOP donors are funneling cash to anti-Trump Republicans to battle his influence – Tom Boggioni
https://www.rawstory.com/gop-donors/
— Adam Kinzinger is loving getting censured by his own GOP: ‘Thanks for playing’ – Ray Hartmann
https://www.rawstory.com/adam-kinzinger-loving-republican-censure/

SLATE
— Poll: Almost Half of Republicans Would Drop GOP, Join Trump Party – DANIEL POLITI
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/poll-almost-half-trump-voters-drop-republican-party.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating LGBTQ-promoter asks “Was Donald Trump suffering from dementia in the White House?”
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/donald-trump-suffering-dementia-white-house/

GUARDIAN
— Republican leader Steve Scalise refuses to admit Trump lost election to Biden – Martin Pengelly
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/21/steve-scalise-trump-biden-election-abc-jonathan-karl

DAILY MAIL
— Pence SNUBS CPAC amid rumors of Trump rift: Ex-President will give speech on ‘future of the Republican Party’ in his first public appearance since leaving office – KATELYN CARALLE
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9283755/Trumps-comeback-Former-president-preview-future-Republican-Party-CPAC-speech.html

February 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— OUTSTANDING: Former President Trump to speak at CPAC in 1st appearance since leaving office
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-1st-appearance-since-leaving-office/10357399/
— Congress aims to avoid politics with independent Jan. 6 investigation – BENJAMIN SIEGEL
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-aims-to-avoid-politics-with-independent-jan-6-investigation/10357797/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 1,922 new coronavirus cases, 42 deaths, 7-day positivity rate sits at 3.2% – Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1922-new-covid-19-cases-42-deaths/10357048/

NBC5
— Trump to Make First Post-Presidency Speech at Right-Wing (CPAC) Conference as He Keeps Grip on GOP – Jennifer Liu
(DIERSEN: For conservative-haters, “right-wing” is a pejorative.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-make-first-post-presidency-speech-at-right-wing-conference-as-he-keeps-grip-on-gop/2443414/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Sen. Ted Cruz explains his controversial trip to Cancun during Texas winter storm – Natalie Hee
(DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/sen-ted-cruz-explains-his-controversial-trip-to-cancun-while-millions-of-texans-suffer-from-winter-storm

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-presidential appearance – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-aud-nw-trump-cpac-speech-20210220-6xabry2qbzaxzdudjr53izsswy-story.html
— Carjackings in Chicago — including one involving retired cops — end with SWAT standoff and arrest of two at Villa Park motel – ROSEMARY SOBOL
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-carjacking-villa-park-swat-arrest-20210220-lxewl23lyfh7xcrc7gpsngwnym-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— COVID-19 and America’s dismal slump in life expectancy. For the first time in decades, life expectancy in the United States has declined by a full year — and more, for African Americans and Latinos — due to the extraordinary death toll of the coronavirus. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/20/22290090/covid-19-life-expectancy-decline-centers-for-disease-control-racial-disparities-editorial

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-post-white-house-appearance

WCIA
— Initiative to increase diversity on campus
(DIERSEN: To increase diversity is to get rid of those who are Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.wcia.com/news/initiative-to-increase-diversity-on-campus/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-16: Report on Anti-Kinzinger Training Meeting
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/il-16-report-on-anti-kinzinger-training-meeting/
— Another Mailing Featuring Nunda Township Slate on Which Eric Dowd Is Running for Road Commissioner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/another-mailing-featuring-nunda-township-slate-on-which-eric-dowd-is-running-for-road-commissioner/
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Randy Funk Shares Response to League of Women Voters
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/randy-funk-shares-response-to-league-of-women-voters/
— Eric Dowd Criticizes Shift of Township Road District Tax Money Away from Cities and Villages
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/eric-dowd-criticizes-shift-of-township-road-district-tax-money-away-from-cities-and-villages/
— UPDATED x2: AOC Transforms from Petty Partisan to Stateswoman – Raises over $3 Million for Texas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/aoc021921/\\
— Algonquin Township Supervisor Candidate Elaine Ramesh Lays Out Goals
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/algonquin-township-supervisor-candidate-elaine-ramesh-lays-out-goals/
— State Senator Craig Wilcox Weighs In on Nunda Township Road Commissioner Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/state-senator-weighs-in-on-nunda-township-road-commissioner-race/
— Biden Administration Begins Processing of Immigrants at Mexican Border – Link to Comment on Government Website
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/20/biden-administration-begins-processing-of-immigrants-at-mexican-border/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump to speak at CPAC conference in Florida – Dave Boyer
(DIERSEN: Few from Illinois have attended CPACs. Although not recently, I have attended many CPACs. I should write a book about how Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs in the following have used that against me: Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/20/trump-speak-cpac-conference-florida/

GINGRICH 360
— Can a “Woke” American Military Protect the United States?
https://www.gingrich360.com/2021/02/can-a-woke-american-military-protect-the-united-states/

PJ MEDIA
— Biden Fires Chicago U.S. Attorney Hot on the Trail of Democratic Corruption – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/20/biden-fires-chicago-u-s-attorney-hot-on-the-trail-of-democratic-corruption-n1427040

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Rush Limbaugh’s Amazing 2009 Speech at CPAC Rings Just as True Today – Mike LaChance
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/rush-limbaughs-amazing-2009-speech-at-cpac-rings-just-as-true-today/
— Sky News Australia Host: ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’ – William A. Jacobson
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/sky-news-australia-host-never-before-has-the-leader-of-the-free-world-been-so-cognitively-compromised/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump to Make First Public Speech Since Leaving White House at CPAC – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-to-make-public-appearance-at-cpac-on-feb-28_3704558.html
— YouTube Takes Down New Trump Interview – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/youtube-takes-down-new-trump-interview_3704154.html

ROLL CALL
— To retake House, centrists say GOP needs candidates who can win swing districts – Stephanie Akin
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about “centrist” Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who focused on destroying conservatives.)
https://www.rollcall.com/2021/02/18/to-retake-house-centrists-say-gop-needs-candidates-who-can-win-swing-districts/

THE HILL
— Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House – TAL AXELROD
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539737-trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-white
— GOP: McConnell-Trump civil war will hurt Republicans – JONATHAN EASLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who lost elections and who have blamed me and blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters the most for those losses. They also blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman 2005-2012, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/539658-gop-mcconnell-trump-civil-war-will-hurt-republicans
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The split could depress fundraising, dampen turnout, alienate swing voters and push bad general election candidates through divided primary fields, Republicans say. . .There are scores of unanswered questions around Trump’s involvement in 2022, including whether he’ll fundraise for Senate Republicans and how aggressively he’ll back primary challengers. . .Republicans remember the Tea Party primary fights all too clearly and blame the bad insurgent candidates for losing at least five winnable Senate races between 2010 and 2012. By denouncing the worst elements of Trump’s base and calling out House members such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), McConnell hopes to rally Republicans behind mainstream conservatives who can win primaries and general elections.)

NEW YORK TIMES
— Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday. The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28. – Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/us/politics/trump-cpac.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office. Former president to talk about future of GOP, Biden’s immigration policies. – Catherine Lucey
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-to-speak-at-cpac-in-first-public-appearance-since-leaving-office-11613862126

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump to speak at CPAC, in first public appearance since leaving office – Amy B Wang and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/20/trump-speak-cpac/

USA TODAY
— Donald Trump to speak at CPAC in first major public appearance since leaving office – Sarah Elbeshbishi
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/20/donald-trump-address-cpac-first-major-address-since-leaving-dc/4527693001/

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “State Senator Who Quit GOP Due to Trump Era Says Many Republicans Have No Political Home.”
https://www.newsweek.com/state-senator-who-quit-gop-due-trump-era-says-many-republicans-have-no-political-home-1570722

SKY NEWS
— ‘Never before’ has the leader of the free world been ‘so cognitively compromised’
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6233603126001

CANNABIS HEALTH INSIDER
— Congress Members Demand Biden To Declare Mass Forgiveness Before Cannabis Legalization (DIERSEN: I got student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. I should write a book about those who have punished me the most for doing that.)
https://cannabishealthinsider.com/6552/congress-members-demand-biden-to-declare-mass-forgiveness-before-cannabis-legalization/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In 1977, President Jimmy Carter granted pardons to those who violated the Military Selective Service Act during the Vietnam War era, from August 4, 1964, to March 28, 1973. Draft evasion carries stiff punishments, including fines and years of imprisonment.)

GUARDIAN
— Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/feb/20/donald-trump-cpac-republican-party