February 5 Evening Edition

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Statement on Push to Impeach Former President Trump
https://mailchi.mp/b120fc223d01/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4739456
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Ten Republican members of the US House of Representatives have formally voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, and a few in the Senate may join them as well. This action has created widespread division and anger among the Republican party both nationally and here in Illinois. In response the Illinois Republican Party has released the following statement: “We strongly disagree with any Republican, Congressman Adam Kinzinger included, who voted to impeach President Trump or those who vote to convict him in the U.S. Senate, but we will let the voters be the arbiters of any vote taken by an elected official. As we prepare to select a new chairman of the Illinois Republican Party on Saturday, it’s our collective belief that uniting the party will be the single greatest endeavor of the new chairman. Our elected officials must unite behind defeating President Biden’s radical left-wing agenda. In just two weeks in office, the President has already given into extremists by cancelling the Keystone pipeline, refusing to enforce our immigration laws, and cowering to the teachers unions who refuse to educate our children in-person despite all the evidence of its necessity. The stakes of the 2022 election here in Illinois – defeating Gov. JB Pritzker and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, winning back congressional seats, and electing Republican judges to the Illinois Supreme Court – are too monumental to engage in a circular firing squad. We cannot play into Democrat hands by fighting amongst each other, so we encourage all Republicans to focus on the future rather than relitigating the past.”)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP says Rep. Adam Kinzinger and other Republicans who voted to impeach Trump ‘created widespread division and anger’ in the party
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-adam-kinzinger-illinois-republicans-20210205-7cwxhciinzcmvjyaue6ohenc2y-story.html
— Brinkmanship continues in Lightfoot vs. teachers union | State Republican party delivers Kinzinger mild rebuke | Evanston, Dolton to pick new mayors in Feb. 23 elections – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-brinksmanship-kinzinger-rebuke-gop-spin-20210205-6duxergoqnevxaxf47j5mlc5o4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled GOP-hating GOP-haters use QAnon to harm the GOP.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-qanon-birch-barry-kinzinger-page-20210205-svzz6zjwtjfl5babn3cs5jx4ra-story.html
— When Democrats find a new cause: ‘Helping millionaires’ – EDITORIAL
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap should be increased from $10,000 to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-salt-deduction-illinois-durbin-duckworth-20210205-lzagmttukjg2bkxxim24qe535m-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Illinois gun sales in January eclipsed by last year’s panics following pandemic and protests: ‘It’s just been crazy.’ But gun dealers still sold firearms at a clip near the record-setting months of last year in a month that saw the Capitol siege and the inauguration of Democratic President Joe Biden. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/5/22269259/illinois-gun-sales-january-capitol-seige-insurrection-pandemic-protests-firerarms
— Illinois Republicans outraged when they can’t get vaccine — and outraged when they can. The only purpose is to generate political heat. Then they move on to some new “outrage.” – Rich Miller
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about RINO activists, RINO candidates, RINO elected officials, RINO party leaders, RINO major donors, RINO political consultants, RINO etc. who glorify and praise Miller, pander to Miller, and give scopes to Miller, but who do everything that they can a) to stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and b) to stop everyone from reading those newsletters.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/5/22269186/illinois-republicans-legislature-vaccination-covid-rich-miller-capitol-fax

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater uses the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Trump and against those who voted for Trump. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210205/news/302059945/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— We’ll soon find out if Springfield is ready for real reform. Tough ethics proposals target time-honored practices that enrich lawmakers. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/well-soon-find-out-if-springfield-ready-real-reform

ABC7
— LGBTQ people at higher risk of COVID-19, CDC study shows – Maggie Green
https://abc7chicago.com/10317124/

NBC5
— Rep. Greene Says ‘Morons’ Voted to Boot Her From Committees. The chamber’s near party-line 230-199 vote was the latest instance of conspiracy theories becoming pitched political battlefields. – Alan Fram and Brian Slodysko
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/rep-greene-says-morons-voted-to-boot-her-from-committees/2430949/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Springfield’s Don Tracy, ex-Illinois Gaming Board chairman, a finalist for state GOP chair – Dean Olsen
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/05/springfield-lawyer-don-tracy-illinois-gop-chairman-finalist-politics/4401087001/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— More malfeasance in the public sector? – Editorial
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorial-more-malfeasance-in-the-public-sector/article_453f34c5-41bb-588a-bd53-31978e5a6882.html

WAND
— ILGOP releases statement on push to impeach former President Trump
https://www.wandtv.com/news/ilgop-releases-statement-on-push-to-impeach-former-president-trump/article_7ab819ec-67db-11eb-8d82-1bb03b76bacc.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Tax-Funded Illinois Propagandists Slam 1776 Report’s Honest History – Alex Newman
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/illinois-propagandists-slam-1776-reports-honest-history/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Gary Marschke, Candidate for DuPage Twp Supervisor, disciplined by Illinois Treasurer according to court records – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/gary-marschke-candidate-for-dupage-twp-supervisor-disciplined-by-illinois-treasurer-according-to-court-records/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN KINZINGER’S HOME COUNTY GOP CENSURES HIM WITH 40 OTHER COUNTY ORGS’ SUPPORT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/congressman-kinzingers-home-county-gop-censures-him-with-40-other-county-orgs-support.html
— 9 SIGNS THAT JOE BIDEN IS A THIRD WORLD LEADER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/9-signs-that-joe-biden-is-a-third-world-leader.html
— BECKMAN: BIDEN’S INITIAL CALL FOR UNITY APPEARS MORE AND MORE PHONY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/beckman-.html
— ILLINOIS STUDENT FACES SCHOOL DISCIPLINARY HEARING FOR REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN SEXUALITY PROGRAM
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/illinois-student-faces-school-disciplinary-hearing-for-refusing-to-participate-in-sexuality-program.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 3,660 new confirmed and probable cases; 83 additional deaths; 2,318 hospitalized; 491 in ICU; 3.3 percent average case positivity rate; 4.3 percent average test positivity rate; 49,082 average doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/05/3660-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-83-additional-deaths-2318-hospitalized-491-in-icu-33-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-43-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-49082-average-doses/

BREITBART
— Tom Cotton: Republicans Condemn Fringe Right as Democrats Tolerate Omar, Schiff, Schumer, Swalwell, Waters – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/04/tom-cotton-republicans-condemn-fringe-right-as-democrats-tolerate-omar-schiff-schumer-swalwell-waters/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— H.R.1 – The Intimidate Conservatives Bill – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/h-r-1-the-intimidate-conservatives-bill

PJ MEDIA
— Local Republican Parties Come Down Hard on Anti-Trump Apostates – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/02/05/local-republican-parties-come-down-hard-on-anti-trump-apostates-n1423424

NEWSMAX
— America’s Unimaginable Left Turn Leads to Predictable Tyranny – Larry Bell
https://www.newsmax.com/larrybell/liberalism-tyranny/2021/02/05/id/1008793/

LIBERAL FIRST
— Big Tech working on apps to wipe all conservative posts – Larry Phillips
https://liberalfirst.com/opinion/7888-big-tech-working-on-apps-to-wipe-all-conservative-posts

EPOCH TIMES

— Greene Says Republican Votes Against Her Are a ‘Big Betrayal,’ May Cost Party Majority in 2022 – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
https://www.theepochtimes.com/greene-republican-votes-against-her-are-a-big-betrayal-may-cost-party-majority-in-2022_3686612.html

THE HILL
— Defiant Greene attacks media, dodges questions on past remarks – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of the Republican Party.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537550-defiant-greene-attacks-media-dodges-questions-about-past-remarks
— Democratic senators introduce bill to limit Section 230 protections – REBECCA KLAR
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want to sue me for my including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like. But beyond hypocritically, they do not sue the authors of those articles or the websites that those articles were published on. My critics/opponents see me as being an “easy target” a) because of the non-support that I get from the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization and b) because of the non-support that I got from TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, etc.)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/537524-democratic-senators-introduce-bill-to-limit-power-of-section-230

NBC NEWS
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene backs bill that would ban Pride flags at U.S. embassies. The embattled Republican has also thrown her support behind a bill that would bar transgender girls and women from participating in women’s sports. – Dan Avery
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-backs-bill-would-ban-pride-flags-n1256796

NEW YORK TIMES
— Lou Dobbs’s Show Is Canceled by Fox Business Mr. Dobbs, a loyal supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, is named in a lawsuit by the election technology company Smartmatic against the Fox Corporation and two other Fox anchors. – Michael M. Grynbaum
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/05/business/lou-dobbs-fox.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Republicans worry their big tent will mean big problems in 2022 elections – Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey
(DIERSEN: The “BIG TENT” policy is destroying the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), DuPage County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC), Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO), etc. I should write a book about present and past leaders of the IRP, DCRCC, MTRO, etc. who hate conservatives, that is, who hate the base of the Republican Party in Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, etc. Most commonly, the aforesaid conservative-haters reject the traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-midterms-extremists/2021/02/04/a9a23be4-6596-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— Biden says Trump should not receive intelligence briefings because of his ‘erratic behavior’ – Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/05/joe-biden-live-updates/
— Illinois judge finds Trump hotel in Chicago liable for violating environmental laws – David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-hotel-lawsuit/2021/02/05/014484a2-67fd-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html

RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote hate-filled Trump-hating groups.
https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article249037875.html

February 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Dem-led House, drawing a line, kicks Marjorie Taylor Greene off committees – AP
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs charge all Republicans with embracing “conspiracy theories?”)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/dem-led-house-drawing-a-line-kicks-greene-off-committees/10302477/

NBC5
— House Votes to Strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Assignments – Kevin Breuninger
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs charge all Republicans with embracing “conspiracy theories?”)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/house-will-vote-to-strip-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-of-committee-assignments/2429431/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— La Salle County GOP censures Rep. Kinzinger over Trump impeachment vote – Morgan Phillips
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/la-salle-county-gop-censures-rep-kinzinger-over-trump-impeachment-vote

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot’s ‘patience’ with teachers union has run out | Super Bowl shuffle: Chicago can legally bet on the game, but health officials say don’t take chance on party | Ex-state Sen. McCann indicted – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-mccann-indicted-marjori-taylor-greene-spin-20210204-ihmiyuezlzcsjmsxwofizz7xq4-story.html

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— LaSalle County GOP committee votes to censure Kinzinger
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/lasalle-county-gop-committee-votes-to-censure-kinzinger/article_958bc88a-671e-11eb-a916-3b3a0eb47e69.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Greene regrets ‘words of the past,’ without specific apology on House floor
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs charge all Republicans with embracing “conspiracy theories?”)
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/watch-georgia-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-speaks-from-house-floor-thursday

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— Where Illinois Is Losing Population – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats drive individuals, organizations, and companies out of Illinois that 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.chicagomag.com/news/where-illinois-is-losing-population/

CAPITOL FAX
— Dozens of southern Illinois Republican county chairs “condemn” Kinzinger’s actions
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/04/dozens-of-southern-illinois-republican-county-chairs-condemn-kinzingers-actions/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: To Date the following 36 Republican Chairmen/ leaders have echoed their concerns and concurrence from the following counties throughout the 12th, 13th and 15th Congressional Districts in the Southern Region of State of Illinois: Alexander; Christian; Clay; Clinton; Crawford; Cumberland; Edwards; Effingham; Fayette; Franklin; Gallatin;Greene;Hamilton;ardin;Jackson;Jasper;Jefferson;Johnson;Lawrence;Madison;Marion;Massac;Montgomery;Perry;Pope;Pulaski;Randolph;Richland;Saline;Shelby;Union;Wabash;Washington;Wayne; White; and Williamson.)
— Grundy GOP votes down Kinzinger censure motion, but LaSalle Republicans embrace it
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/04/grundy-gop-votes-down-kinzinger-censure-motion-but-lasalle-republicans-embrace-it/
— 3,328 new confirmed and probable cases; 69 additional deaths; 2,341 hospitalized; 513 in ICU; 3.4 percent average test positivity rate; 4.4 percent average case positivity rate; 46,709 average daily doses; 1,156,453 doses administered; Region 4 moves to Phase 4
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/04/3328-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-69-additional-deaths-2341-hospitalized-513-in-icu-34-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-44-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-46709-average-daily-doses-115645/

FOX NEWS
— Illinois county GOP censures Kinzinger over impeachment vote. The measure passed with 88% of committee members voting to censure. Morgan Phillips
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/illinois-county-gop-censures-kinzinger-impeachment-vote

GOPUSA
— Smearing The Military With A ‘Domestic Terror’ Brush?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106136
— Long Beach Tells Private Employers To Pay ‘Hero Pay’; Stores Close
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106116
— ‘I’m With Franklin!’ Petition Takes On Cancel Culture
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106159

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Media parrots AOC’s misleading claim that her life was in danger during Capitol riot. – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/aoc-capitol-riot-claim/

BREITBART
— Kinzinger Questions ‘Broken’ GOP — Matt Gaetz Has to Be ‘Embarrassed’ – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/04/kinzinger-questions-broken-gop-matt-gaetz-has-to-be-embarrassed/

BLAZE
— Horowitz: Ruling class openly saying fascism and masks will NEVER end. Will we FINALLY wake up? – DANIEL HOROWITZ
https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-ruling-class-openly-saying-fascism-and-masks-will-never-end-will-we-finally-wake-up

DAILY CALLER
— Kinzinger Censured By District Republicans Following Impeachment Vote – ANDREW TRUNSKY
https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/04/kinzinger-censured-republicans-following-impeachment-vote/

DAILY WIRE
— Marjorie Taylor Greene Removed From All Her Committees, Kinzinger Votes To Remove Her – Ryan Saavedra
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs charge all Republicans with embracing “conspiracy theories?”)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/marjorie-greene-removed-from-committees-multiple-republicans-vote-to-remove-her

EPOCH TIMES
— House Impeachment Brief Against Trump Threatens Freedom of Speech of All Americans: Dershowitz – TOM OZIMEK
https://www.theepochtimes.com/house-impeachment-brief-against-trump-threatens-freedom-of-speech-of-all-americans-dershowitz_3685022.html

THE HILL
— House votes to kick Greene off committees over embrace of conspiracy theories – CRISTINA MARCOS AND MIKE LILLIS
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs charge all Republicans with embracing “conspiracy theories?”)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537445-house-votes-to-kick-greene-off-committees-over-embrace-of-conspiracy-theories
— LaSalle county GOP censures Kinzinger over Trump impeachment – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/537408-illinois-county-gop-censures-kinzinger-over-trump-impeachment

MSN
— Kinzinger slapped with censure by Illinois county GOP – Shia Kapos
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/kinzinger-slapped-with-censure-by-illinois-county-gop/ar-BB1dou97

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump rejects request to testify at Senate impeachment trial – Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, Amy B Wang and John Wagner
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/04/joe-biden-live-updates/

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters use Marjorie Taylor Greene to divide Republicans.
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/debate-over-one-of-their-own-opens-new-fault-lines-in-republican-ranks

NEWSWEEK
— Kinzinger Voted to Remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from Committees – DANIEL VILLARREAL
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs charge all Republicans with embracing “conspiracy theories?”)
https://www.newsweek.com/these-11-republicans-voted-remove-marjorie-taylor-greene-committees-1566993
— Adam Kinzinger Praises Liz Cheney, Calls on GOP to ‘Stand for Truth’ Not Conspiracies – KATHERINE FUNG
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-praises-liz-cheney-calls-gop-stand-truth-not-conspiracies-1566843
— Adam Kinzinger Censured by His Illinois District’s GOP Committee Over Comments on Trump – NATALIE COLAROSSI
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-censured-his-illinois-districts-gop-committee-over-comments-trump-1566961

February 3 Evening Edition

CBS2
— Illinois State Lawmakers Now Eligible To Get COVID-19 Vaccines
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/02/03/illinois-state-lawmakers-now-eligible-to-get-covid-19-vaccines/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Lightfoot blames Trump for standoff between city’s public schools and teachers union – Bradford Betz
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for everything that is bad.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/lightfoot-blames-trump-for-standoff-between-citys-public-schools-and-teachers-union

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin taking gavel of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-dick-durbin-judiciary-chair-20210203-47swz7cjqnhivau2hcqajs52t4-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker allows state lawmakers to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, joining Chicago city leaders and elected officials who were already allowed doses in current rollout plan – ALICE YIN, JAMIE MUNKS and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-politicians-coronavirus-vaccine-illinois-chicago-20210203-ybmttawyffbyza6crx3cizzj4e-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/steve-chapman/ct-column-abortion-medication-fda-biden-chapman-20210203-p25dxp7d5bd3davzbdmdpufurm-story.html
— House Democrats plan vote on ousting Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees as GOP leader signals he won’t punish her – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-gop-divided-20210202-qwxlorp3cjcwzi4cmjwiyevus4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts reups as Republican National Committee finance chair; led Trump reelection fundraising drive. The move suggests that Ricketts, a Wilmette resident, is not seriously considering a run for Illinois governor in 2022. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/2/3/22265262/cubs-todd-ricketts-reups-republican-national-committee-finance-chair-led-trump-fundraising
— ‘Welcomed step’ or ‘ridiculous?’ — state lawmakers split on decision to allow them to get COVID-19 vaccine ahead of others. Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s spokeswoman said the decision was made at the “request of members of the General Assembly.” Still, the governor plans to wait his turn. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/2/3/22264435/illinois-state-lawmakers-vaccine-coronavirus-covid-19-phase-1b
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois dispensaries sold record $88 million in January after massive first year of recreational weed sales. January sales outpaced the more than $86 million reported in December. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/2/3/22264379/illinois-recreational-weed-sales-record-january-2021-pot-marijuana-cannabis

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans propose recall, repeal measures – JERRY NOWICKI
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/republicans-propose-recall-repeal-measures
— McHenry County Board member Pamela Althoff’s lobbyist work raises questions about ethics, conflicts of interest – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/mchenry-county-board-members-lobbyist-work-raises-questions-about-ethics-conflicts-of-interest
— Oberweis camp expects action soon on petition to undo Underwood’s reelection – Brenda Schory
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/oberweis-camp-expects-action-soon-on-petition-to-undo-underwoods-reelection
— New DuPage judge appointed Leah M. Bendik
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210203/new-dupage-judge-appointed

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Former gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann indicted on campaign finance charges – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/03/former-gubernatorial-candidate-mccann-indicted-campaign-violations/4379196001/
— New standards for teacher education developed by the Illinois State Board of Education are receiving a backlash from Republican lawmakers as a way to teach liberal politics in the classroom. – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/02/03/republicans-oppose-culturally-responsive-teacher-standards/4357715001/

SUBURBAN CHICAGOLAND
— GOP House Members urged to fight Pelosi attack on newly elected Member Marjorie Taylor Greene Republicans should refuse to participate in Democrat hit job – Ray Hanania
https://suburbanchicagoland.com/2021/02/03/gop-house-members-urged-to-fight-pelosi-attack-on-newly-elected-member/

LINCOLN COURIER
— Generational eradication – Jim Killebrew, Lincoln
https://www.lincolncourier.com/story/opinion/2021/02/03/letter-editor-generational-eradication/4355501001/

PLATT COUNTY JOURNAL REPUBLICAN
— Officials critical of state criminal justice reform bill
https://www.journal-republican.com/news/officials-critical-of-state-criminal-justice-reform-bill/article_a2232332-659c-11eb-812c-936cae8ded0d.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— Biden seeks to chip away at Trump immigration policies through new executive orders – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-seeks-to-chip-away-at-trump-immigration-policies-through-new-executive-orders
— Biden set to boost US refugee admissions after Trump cut – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/biden-set-to-boost-us-refugee-admissions-after-trump-cut
— Cannabis corruption: How state and local leaders are profiting off the burgeoning industry – KRISTINE FRAZAO
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cannabis-corruption-how-state-and-local-leaders-are-profiting-off-the-burgeoning-industry

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Examining Domestic Extremist Threats To Americans And U.S. Government.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/examining-domestic-extremist-threats-americans-and-us-government#stream/0

WGLT
— Illinois Continues To Lose Residents, Particularly Outside Chicago Area – TIM SHELLEY
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on driving Republicans a) out of Illinois, b) out of DuPage County, c) out of DuPage County’s 4th District, d) out of Milton Township, e) out of Wheaton, f) out of Wheaton’s West District, and g) out of my precinct.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/illinois-continues-lose-residents-particulary-outside-chicago-area#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Southern Poverty Law Center promotes hatred against individuals, groups, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ including Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) and Illinois Family Institute (IFI). I promote AFTAH and IFI. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters in Wheaton’s West District, in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County’s 4th District, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who continue to do everything that they can to destroy me a) because I do not promote LGBTQ and b) because I promote AFTAH and IFI.
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/hate-group-activity-harder-track-illinois-2020-report

CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Illinois’ top doctor tells Congress that Trump is to blame for vaccine troubles – Cole Lauterbach
(DIERSEN: Sooner or later, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame all problems on Trump.)
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-top-doctor-tells-congress-that-trump-is-to-blame-for-vaccine-troubles/article_3ec64bec-65b1-11eb-951e-238b7283ef46.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— 2018 Independent Candidate for Governor, Then GOP Senator, Hit with Major Federal Tax Evasion Charges
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/2018-independent-candidate-for-governor-then-gop-senator-hit-with-major-federal-charges/
— District 300 School Board Member Displays Partisanship, Attacks Republicans
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/district-300-school-board-member/
— Planned Parenthood Proposes Sex Ed in Kindergarten, Gender ID and Expression Started in 3rd Grade
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/planned-parenthood-proposes-sex-ed-in-kindergarten-gender-id-and-expression-started-in-3rd-grade/
— Break for Criminals, But Not for Those Obeying the Law
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/03/break-for-criminals-but-no-for-those-obeying-the-law/
— Reick Opposes “Culturally Responsive” Rules for Teachers & How to Take Action
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/reick-opposes-culturally-responsive-rules-for-teachers/
— Urlacher’s Bookie Pleads Guilty
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/bookie-pleads-guilty/
— First Good Laugh of the Day – Mayor Blames Trump for Closed Schools
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/first-good-laugh-of-the-day/
— Feds Catch Another Carjacker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/feds-catch-another-carjacker/
— IL-14/IL-GOP: Jim Oberweis Backing Mark Shaw for State Party Chairman
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/oberweis020221/
— Jack Franks’ Illinois Integrity (sic) Fund Printer Pleads Guilty to Income Tax Evasion, Agrees to Cooperate
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/02/jack-franks-illinois-integrity-sic-fund-printer-pleads-guilty-agrees-to-cooperate/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Former IL Senator Sam McCann Federally Indicted For His Use of Campaign Funds – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/02/former-il-senator-sam-mccann-federally-indicted-for-his-use-of-campaign-funds/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— “Comply, Conform, or Consequences” – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/02/spotlight-comply-conform-or-consequences/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/03/covid-19-roundup-74/
— 3,314 new confirmed and probable cases; 69 additional deaths; 2,469 hospitalized; 520 in ICU; 3.5 percent average case positivity rate; 4.5 percent average test positivity rate; 45,787 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/03/3314-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-69-additional-deaths-2469-hospitalized-520-in-icu-35-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-45-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-45787-average-daily-doses/

FOX NEWS
— Study dismissing conservative concerns about Big Tech bias was funded by far-left Biden mega-donor. Billionaire Craig Newmark gave millions to Poynter Institute, which published ‘blacklist’ of conservative sites in 2019. – Brian Flood
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters. I would focus on those who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois. I would focus on Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct who have lost elections, their major donors, their political consultants, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers. I would focus on those who I have sued.)
https://www.foxnews.com/media/study-dismissing-conservative-concerns-big-tech-bias-funded-joe-biden-mega-donor
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Poynter, which operates PolitiFact, infamously published a blacklist of 515 websites it deemed “unreliable” in 2019. The overwhelming majority were conservative, and it encouraged advertisers to not support them. Poynter ultimately apologized for the report, which was penned by an employee of the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center. Newmark has also called on Big Tech platforms to “take action” against “bad actors” online. “The social media platform[s] know who the bad actors are. They know who the foreign adversaries are, they know who their domestic allies are,” Newmark said on the Digiday podcast last year. “They should take action against all of them.” Conservatives have accused social media platforms of everything from shadow banning them to restricting free speech. Former Facebook employees admitted in 2016 to restricting news stories of interest to conservative readers from its “trending” section, and Big Tech employees have overwhelmingly favored Democrats in their political donations.)
— John Cox on plans to challenge Gov. Newsom if recall is successful
https://news.yahoo.com/john-cox-plans-challenge-gov-180724676.html
— NYU’s farce of a study on Big Tech censorship of conservatives Billionaires fund their own studies and they get the conclusions they pay for. – Tucker Carlson
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-big-tech-censorship-nyu-study-craig-newmark

GOPUSA
— Coming For You? Joe Biden Considers ‘Reality Czar’ To Fight ‘Disinformation’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106098
— Newsmax Anchor Walks Off Set After Trying To Stop Mike Lindell Talking About Election Fraud Instead Of Twitter Censorship
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106101
— DeSantis Vows To Punish Big Tech For Silencing The Voices Of Conservatives
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=106081

ONE NEWS NOW
— The inequality of ‘equity’ – Ben Shapiro
https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/ben-shapiro/2021/02/03/the-inequality-of-equity

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats Are Baiting and Begging for More Violence. The Democrat proliferators of hate and division are enticing more anarchist violence that they will attribute to “Trump supporters.” – MARK ALEXANDER
https://patriotpost.us/alexander/77492
— Biden Immigration Orders Undo Trump’s Progress. Three more executive orders Tuesday were focused on rescinding previous border-security efforts. – Nate Jackson
https://patriotpost.us/articles/77478-biden-immigration-orders-undo-trumps-progress-2021-02-03

BREITBART
— Joe Biden Signs Order Revamping Welfare-Dependent Immigration – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/02/joe-biden-signs-order-revamping-welfare-dependent-immigration/
— Biden’s Order on Central America: Offers Aid, Takes People – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/02/03/bidens-directive-to-central-america-promises-aid-extracts-migrants/
— Durbin on Biden Immigration Plan: ‘Can’t Revert’ to Belief That ‘Immigrants Are Enemies’ – Trent Baker
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared war on Republicans. Democrats see citizens of foreign countries as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/02/03/durbin-on-biden-immigration-plan-cant-revert-to-belief-that-immigrants-are-enemies/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Demand an End to Amazon’s Hate Against Conservatives
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/demand-an-end-to-amazon-s-hate-against-conservatives

TOWNHALL
— The State Department’s newly installed deputy spokesperson, Jalina Porter, said in a 2016 Facebook post that the “largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops.” – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/02/03/is-this-a-joke-that-who-bidens-state-department-spox-declared-was-our-greatest-national-security-threat-n2584134

PJ MEDIA
— Social Media Bias Just Got Even More Orwellian – PAULA BOLYARD
https://pjmedia.com/columns/paula-bolyard/2021/02/03/want-to-know-what-conservative-media-is-up-against-check-out-this-chilling-new-report-on-social-media-bias-n1422313

RIGHT WING NEWS HOUR
— Millions of Americans are Now Considered Terrorists By Our Govt. – Ryan Michael
https://rightwingnewshour.com/millions-of-americans-are-now-considered-terrorists-by-our-govt/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says Kinzinger says “GOP colleagues have thanked me for speaking out against Trump.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537211-kinzinger-gop-colleagues-have-thanked-me-for-speaking-out-against-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A free press cannot ‘cancel’ opposing views.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/536999-a-free-press-cannot-cancel-opposing-views
— McCarthy announces no disciplinary actions against Greene – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
(DIERSEN: My critics/opponents want the following to take disciplinary actions against me for including links in GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters to articles that they do not like: Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Illinois Center Right Coalition, American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter, Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct, etc.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/537235-mccarthy-announces-no-actions-against-greene

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The more that you do against Trump, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise you.
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/cheney-refuses-apologize-voting-impeach-trump-during-closed-door-gop-n1256670

WASHINGTON POST
— Canada declares the Proud Boys a terrorist group – Amanda Coletta
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/canada-proud-boys-terrorist-capitol-siege/2021/02/03/546b1d5c-6628-11eb-8468-21bc48f07fe5_story.html
— Proud Boys and Black Lives Matter activists clashed in a Florida suburb. Only one side was charged. – Tim Craig
(DIERSEN: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs put tremendous pressure on police a) to cozy up to BLM activists and b) to be harsh on Proud Boy activists.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/florida-protest-bill-unequal-treatment/2021/02/01/415d1b02-6240-11eb-9061-07abcc1f9229_story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: After months of public outrage and accusations of discrimination over the disparate penalties, New Port Richey police dropped the citations against Boneta and six other Black Lives Matter demonstrators in early January. But not before the Tampa-suburb became another front in the national debate over whether authorities treat left-wing protesters too harshly while cozying up to far-right extremists.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Sean Hannity is the face of the post-Trump identity crisis at Fox News.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/fox-ratings-sean-hannity-cnn-msnbc/2021/02/02/9a604eac-650d-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans must go cold turkey to escape the Trump cult.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/03/republicans-must-go-cold-turkey-escape-trump-cult/

LOS ANGELES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP’s civil war is just beginning, and the fighting will get worse before it gets better.” The many hate-filled conservative-hating Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party are using the Capitol Riot, Kinzinger, and other hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters a) to get rid of conservatives once and for all and b) to destroy the Republican Party once and for all.
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-02-03/the-gops-civil-war-is-just-beginning

NEWSWEEK
— Maxine Waters Wants Donald Trump Charged With Premeditated Murder for Capitol Riot – MEGHAN ROOS
https://www.newsweek.com/maxine-waters-wants-donald-trump-charged-premeditated-murder-capitol-riot-1566626

RAW STORY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says that “Reince Priebus blasts rioting Trump supporters as ‘domestic terrorists’: ‘Pure insanity and disgusting’”
https://www.rawstory.com/reince-priebus-blasts-trump-rioters/

SLATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “House Votes to Fine Members Up to $10,000 for Refusing Capitol Security Screening.”
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/02/house-votes-approves-fines-capitol-security-screening-metal-detectors.html

(FROM THE ARTICLE: The extremist, anti-everything wing of the GOP that is at the center of this self-involved showdown is comprised of exactly who you’d expect: Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert, who refused to hand over her bag when it set of the metal detector, and other Republican members, like Ralph Norman of South Carolina, and Texas’ Louie Gohmert, among others, who have chosen to just slip right around them. “This is bullshit,” Republican Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois told the officers, outraged, when stopped at the door.)

February 1 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The 18 members of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC) run the IRP. How do you want them to respond to Kinzinger? Who do you want them to select to be the next IRP Chairman?

All IRP SCC votes must be weighted. Chapin Rose’s (District 15) weighted vote is 16.11%. Mike Bigger’s (District 18) weighted vote is 11.49%. Laura Pollastrini’s (District 14) weighted vote is 9.64%. John McGlasson’s (District 16) weighted vote is 8.81%. Barb Viviano’s (District 12) weighted vote is 7.71%. Bob Grogan’s (District 6) weighted vote is 7.61%. Fred Floreth’s (District 13) weighted vote is 7.07%. Jan Weber’s (District 17) weighted vote is 5.75%. Roger Claar’s (District 11) weighted vote is 4.40%. The remaining 9 IRP SCC members have a combined weighted vote of 21.41% ranging from 0.87% to 3.29%.

The IRP SCC is scheduled to meet this Saturday.

If the 18 IRP SCC members surveyed the Republican County Party Chairmen in their congressional district, what response do you believe they would get?

If the 102 Republican County Party Chairmen surveyed the Chairmen of the Republican township and ward organizations in their county, what response do you believe they would get?

If the Republican township and ward organization Chairmen surveyed their Republican Precinct Committeemen and captains, what response do you believe they would get?

If the Republican Precinct Committeemen and Captains surveyed the Republican voters in their precinct, what response do you believe they would get? – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Adam Kinzinger says if efforts to focus on country over Trump splits Republican Party, that’s fine – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/adam-kinzinger-illinois-republican-party-gop-donald-trump/10226041/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 2,312 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths; Will, Kankakee counties enter Phase 4 Will, Kankakee counties enter Phase 4
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2312-new-covid-19-cases-16-deaths/10218093/

WBBM
— Illinois Republican Party to select new chairman Saturday after weather postponement – Craig Dellimore
https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/news/local/illinois-republican-party-to-select-new-chairman-saturday

NBC5
— Virginia Senator Amanda Chase Sues Over Being Censured – Sarah Rankin and Denise Lavoie
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/virginia-sen-amanda-chase-sues-over-being-censured/2425993/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— CPS, CTU ‘cooling off,’ making progress | Kinzinger starts PAC aimed at returning Republicans to pre-Trump era | Rev. Jackson hospitalized, recovering from surgery – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-teachers-union-bring-striking-kinzinger-pac-spin-20210202-6wkzeyo6t5hudjn56devwqzbvi-story.html
— Waukegan schools to bring in consultants to better understand equity, cultural differences in educating students – STEVE SADIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/ct-lns-equity-training-st-0202-20210201-ofn4xadshfdgvofaroxeura2wi-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Despite claims of bias, conservatives thrive on social media.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-conservatives-thrive-social-media-study-shows-20210201-zdscpcewyvha7n3wbt5q76cywy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Worth Township trustee pleads guilty, agrees to cooperate with federal prosecutors. Richard Lewandowski is president of Breaker Press Co., records show. The commercial printer promotes itself online as a third-generation family company founded in the 1970s that has become “a well-known name in the political and corporate printing industry.” – Jon Seidel
https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/2/1/22260490/worth-township-trustee-pleads-guilty-agrees-cooperate-federal-prosecutors

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Effort to restore full SALT tax break picks up Capitol momentum. Durbin, Duckworth and Schneider are leading a new drive to remove the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/effort-restore-full-salt-tax-break-picks-capitol-momentum

DAILY HERALD
— Republicans hope to block ‘culturally responsive’ teacher standards – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210201/republicans-hope-to-block-culturally-responsive-teacher-standards
— How two write-in candidates triggered a Campton Hills primary – Kevin Schmit
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210201/how-two-write-in-candidates-triggered-a-campton-hills-primary

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
— Dr. Brian Caputo Named to Boy Scouts of America Three Fires Council Board
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/02/01/2167496/0/en/Dr-Brian-Caputo-Named-to-Boy-Scouts-of-America-Three-Fires-Council-Board.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— IL-14/IL-GOP: Catalina Lauf Slams Mark Shaw in State Republican Chairman Race
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/lauf020121/
— IL-14: Underwood Seeks to Hire Storyteller
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/il-14-underwood-seeks-to-hire-storyteller/
— Anger in America: An Essay
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/anger-in-america-an-essay/
— Huntley Fire Protection District Spends Over $8,500 on Conference Table
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/huntley-fire-protection-district-spends-over-13000-on-conference-table/
— “Township Government…a Well-Guarded, Obscure Sandbox…Filled with Gold Dust”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/31/township-government-a-well-guarded-obscure-sandbox-filled-with-gold-dust/
— Legislative Pension System Most Underfunded
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/legislative-pension-system-most-underfunded/
— Rep. Ugaste Reports
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/02/01/ugaste-reports-9/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— KINZINGER STARTS NEW FEDERAL PAC BECAUSE “THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS LOST ITS WAY”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/kinzinger-starts-new-federal-pac-because-the-republican-party-has-lost-its-way-.html
— CHRISTIANS BUILD EFFORT TO SUPPORT FRANKLIN GRAHAM AGAINST CANCEL CULTURE ATTACK
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/christians-join-effort-to-support-franklin-graham-against-cancel-culture-attack.html
— TWITTER BANS FOCUS ON THE FAMILY FOR “HATEFUL” SCIENCE-BASED TWEET
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/twitter-bans-focus-on-family-for-hateful-science-based-tweet-.html
— THORNER/O’NEIL: HOW WILL HISTORY REMEMBER DONALD J. TRUMP?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/02/thorneroneil-how-will-history-remember-donald-j-trump.html

CAPITOL FAX
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters glorify and praise Kinzinger. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/01/a-look-at-kinzingers-fight-with-the-far-right/
— 2,312 new confirmed and probable cases; 16 additional deaths; 2,387 hospitalized; 515 in ICU; 3.9 percent average case positivity rate; 4.9 percent average test positivity rate; 43,378 average doses administered; Region 7 moves to Phase 4
https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/01/2312-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-16-additional-deaths-2387-hospitalized-515-in-icu-39-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-49-percent-average-test-positivitity-rate-43378-average-doses-administer/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Project Veritas: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, praises Biden, rips Trump in latest sting – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/feb/1/project-veritas-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-ceo-prais/

GOPUSA
— The Inevitable Descent Into Despotic Leftist Insanity
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=105985

BREITBART
— DePaul University Black Student Union Demands Segregated ‘Safe Spaces’ – ALANA MASTRANGELO
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled White-hating White-haters use the Capitol Riot to promote hatred against Whites. I earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980.)
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/02/01/depaul-u-black-student-union-demands-segregated-safe-spaces/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Students at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, are demanding segregated “safe spaces” for black students “on and off campus.” The Black Student Union at DePaul University is demanding special accommodations for black students in the wake of the Capitol Hill riot, which they refer to as a “display of white power.” The demands include new programs and racially segregated “safe spaces” both on and off-campus. “The disgusting display of white power, not to be confused with white privilege, is something we should all fear, though we know that situations and tensions in this country will always negatively affect black people, but not so much white people,” began the students in their statement. “While the attempted coup was a scary act of white power, the end of Spring Quarter 2019-2020 and the following months after that were horrifying for black students on campus,” the statement continued. “We were scared for our lives, we saw our friends get beaten and arrested, if not worse, and DePaul’s delayed response in contrast to the quickness in which they’ve replied to this week’s events is just another indicator of how little DePaul cares for their black students,” added the students, referring to previous social justice protests. “It took petitions and a campus-wide movement for DePaul to address the protests, where in that statement they wrote the late Eric Gardner’s name as ‘Eric Ferguson,’” the statement continued. “When we felt threatened by DePaul’s deal with the FOP, they tokenized a Latinx police officer as a means to silence us and show us that they’d made their decision — money is worth more than the black and brown students at DePaul.” The Student Union went on to complain that the university only let students forego their final exams last year after white students joined black students in an effort to get them canceled. “When in Spring Quarter of the last academic year black students asked for some kind of relief from one of our great stressors, final exams, it took the co-opting of white students (who, some, did so for their own benefit, going as far as calling it ‘the awesome perks of Spring Quarter’) and immense pressure from the student body for DePaul to allow a loosely worded policy,” the students said. “Even then, most black students still had finals since certain professors ignored this rule,” they added. “No black student expects it to be easy to attend a Predominantly White Institution, but blatant disrespect will not be tolerated,” the Student Union affirmed. “We demand answers.” From there, the students went on to list their demands, which included “more black therapists,” university-funded “healing and safe spaces for black students on and off campus,” diversity and inclusion training “led by black and brown people,” and “respect from the administration,” among other things. “It is imperative that spaces for black students on campus continue to receive the necessary funding and recognition as they provide safe and healing components through the presence of other students, faculty, and staff who look like us,” said the students of their demand for “safe spaces.” DePaul University did not immediately respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment on whether the school plans to meet the students’ demands for racially segregated “safe spaces” on and off-campus.)

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Are You An Insurgent? – George Rasley
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/are-you-an-insurgent

HOT AIR
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger demonizes those who do not agree with him.
https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2021/01/kinzinger-claim-im-possessed-devil/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Over Israel-UAE Peace Deal – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize-over-israel-uae-peace-deal_3680042.html

THE HILL
— McConnell says Taylor Greene’s embrace of conspiracy theories a ‘cancer’ to GOP, country – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND SCOTT WONG
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536850-mcconnell-says-taylor-greene-a-cancer-to-gop-country
— Democrats look to make Marjorie Taylor Greene the face of GOP – JONATHAN EASLEY (DIERSEN: Democrats also want to make Kinzinger, Joe Walsh, and Pat Brady the face of the GOP.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/536817-democrats-look-to-make-marjorie-taylor-greene-the-face-of-gop

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-hater says “Deep-dive refutes allegations of anti-GOP social media bias.”
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-tech/2021/02/01/deep-dive-refutes-allegations-of-anti-gop-social-media-bias-793082
— Big headaches for party leadership – OLIVIA BEAVERS
https://www.politico.com/newsletters/huddle/2021/02/01/big-headaches-for-party-leadership-491588

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say conservative claims of social media censorship ‘a form of disinformation.’
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/02/01/technology-202-new-report-calls-conservative-claims-social-media-censorship-a-form-disinformation/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say social media companies are not biased against conservatives.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/02/01/are-social-media-companies-biased-against-conservatives-theres-no-solid-evidence-report-concludes/

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
— Partisan media grows in NC. Do you know who’s funding your news? – COLIN CAMPBELL
(DIERSEN: All the money and all the time needed to put together and send out GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters and to post them on www.gopillinois.com comes from me, Dave Diersen.)
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article248832319.html

NEWSWEEK
— Democrats to Force Kevin McCarthy’s Hand on Removing Marjorie Taylor Greene From Committee Seats – NICOLE FALLERT
https://www.newsweek.com/democrats-force-kevin-mccarthys-hand-removing-marjorie-taylor-greene-committee-seats-1565878

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Less Tolerance for Political Differences
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/voters_see_less_tolerance_for_political_differences

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters say “Claim of anti-conservative bias by social media firms is baseless.”
https://www.theguardian.com/media/2021/feb/01/facebook-youtube-twitter-anti-conservative-claims-baseless-report-finds

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/trump-writing-insults-begging-others-tweet/

January 28 Evening Edition

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
— RNC Statement on Senate Impeachment Trial
https://twitter.com/GOPChairwoman/status/1354552272685035521

ABC7
— Chief federal judge scorns Capitol riot suspects, keeps rioter jailed – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/chief-federal-judge-scorns-capitol-riot-suspects-keeps-rioter-jailed/10105487/
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports 4,191 new cases, 103 deaths; vaccine efforts ramp up. As Illinois COVID vaccination ramps up, 2nd appointments prove hard to find – Sarah Schulte, Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-covid-vaccinations-ramp-up-more-than-4k-new-cases-reported/10097641/
— Chicago Auto Show postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic; annual McCormick Place event pushed to spring – Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-auto-show-2021-mccormick-place-covid/8589401/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Illinois Republican lawmakers urge Pritzker to veto police reform proposal – Mike Flannery
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/republican-lawmakers-urge-pritzker-to-veto-police-reform-proposal

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— House GOP leader calls new speaker’s style and offer of talks over coffee ‘refreshing’ — and he’s not talking about the cup of joe. The conversations Republican Jim Durkin’s had with Democrat Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch leave Durkin hopeful that this General Assembly will be markedly different than those led by Mike Madigan, whose iron-fisted grip on the gavel earned him the nickname “The Velvet Hammer.” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/28/22254660/durkin-welch-speaker-republican-democrat-general-assembly-madigan-coffee

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois population continues to drop, CMAP study finds | At Pentagon’s request, Pritzker sends Illinois guard to D.C. | Lightfoot, Pritzker to speak at racial healing virtual summit – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-immigration-economy-illinois-census-welch-legislative-agenda-spin-20210128-oljpgbccmrfcriveubruziglk4-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State Republicans slam Pritzker as COVID-19 vaccinations lag – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210128/news/301289877/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Durbin, Duckworth sign on to D.C. statehood bill. Though popular among Democrats, the measure faces long odds in a closely divided Congress. – GREG HINZ
(DIERSEN: What about making Chicago the 52nd state?)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/durbin-duckworth-sign-dc-statehood-bill

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: If you promote violence, you are not a Christian.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/christianity-on-display-at-capitol-riot-sparks-new-dialogue/article_71903d08-098b-5b30-ae36-b46758721a72.html

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Illinois senators support legislation to make Washington D.C. 51st state – Matt Sheehan
(DIERSEN: What about making Chicago the 52nd state?)
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/illinois-senators-support-legislation-to-make-washington-d-c-51st-state/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: How soon, if not already, will Democrats get rid of law enforcement officers who support Trump?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-capitol-attack-does-police-maga-sentiment-cross-line#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Cancel culture on campuses: Students are ‘in an echo chamber’ says Campus Reform – ELISSA SALAMY
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/cancel-culture-on-campuses-students-are-in-an-echo-chamber-says-campus-reform

WIFR
— Rep. Kinzinger unsure of party alignment. Now that the impeachment trial is on the Senate floor, Kinzinger says there’s not much else he can do.
https://www.wifr.com/2021/01/29/rep-kinzinger-unsure-of-party-alignment/

CAPITOL FAX
— 500 Illinois National Guard members activated for Washington, DC security duty
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/28/500-illinois-national-guard-members-activated-for-washington-dc-security-duty/
— Shaw, Tracy and Gryder to be interviewed for state GOP chair
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/28/shaw-tracy-and-gryder-to-be-interviewed-for-state-gop-chair/
— 4,191 new confirmed and probable cases; 103 additional deaths; 2,802 hospitalized; 567 in ICU; 4.3 percent average case positivity rate; 5.5 average test positivity rate; 36,728 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/28/4191-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-103-additional-deaths-2802-hospitalized-567-in-icu-43-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-55-average-test-positivity-rate-36728-average-daily-doses/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Stop Big Tech and Big Businesses Silencing of Conservative Voices – Christine Misner
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/gardner-stop-big-tech-and-big-businesses-silencing-of-conservative-voices/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Duckworth ‘profoundly disappointed’ Biden Cabinet doesn’t include Asian Americans – Jessica Chasmar
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/28/tammy-duckworth-profoundly-disappointed-biden-cabi/
— ICE orders agents to stop using ‘illegal alien’ – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/28/ice-orders-agents-stop-using-illegal-alien/

FOX NEWS
— Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘white supremacist’ accusations about Republicans ‘reckless’ and ‘divisive’: Ronna McDaniel. Ocasio-Cortez’s comments do nothing to bring down the ‘temperature,’ McDaniel argues – Nikolas Lanum
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-accusations-republicans-reckless-divisive-ronna-mcdaniel


— CPAC organizers accuse Politico of trying to ‘cancel’ conservative event with ‘misleading’ claims to sponsors. ‘Politico is attempting to chill sponsorship of CPAC and harm the American Conservative Union,’ general counsel David Safavian wrote. – Brian Flood
https://www.foxnews.com/media/cpac-organizers-politico-cancel-conservative-misleading-claims-sponsors

HANNITY
— Today’s Democratic Party Doesn’t Respect Freedom of Speech or Expression
https://hannity.com/media-room/hannity-todays-democratic-party-doesnt-respect-freedom-of-speech-or-expression/


— CRUZ: ‘Silicon Valley Billionaires’ and ‘Big Tech’ Are ‘Using Power to Silence Dissent’
https://hannity.com/media-room/cruz-silicon-valley-billionaires-and-big-tech-are-using-power-to-silence-dissent/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Will Be ‘Actively Involved’ in Republican Politics, Not Interested in Third Party: Former Adviser – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-will-be-actively-involved-in-republican-politics-not-interested-in-third-party-former-advisor_3675722.html

THE HILL
— Kinzinger: Marjorie Greene is ‘not a Republican’ – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536299-kinzinger-marjorie-taylor-greene-is-not-a-republican

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters paint Marjorie Taylor Greene as being a typical Trump supporter.
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/536355-gop-has-growing-taylor-greene-problem

WASHINGTON POST
— Time to double or upgrade masks as coronavirus variants emerge, experts say. Better face coverings are needed to curb more-transmissible strains as vaccine rollout is underway, they say – Fenit Nirappil
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01/27/double-mask-variants-guidance/
— General Motors to eliminate gasoline and diesel light-duty cars and SUVs by 2035. Big U.S. automaker says it will invest heavily in electric vehicles and become carbon neutral by 2040 – Steven Mufson
https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/01/28/general-motors-electric/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater glorifies and praises Liz Cheney and paints Marjorie Taylor Greene as being a typical Trump supporter.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/28/gop-is-self-policing-further-right/

NEWSWEEK
— Republicans Most at Risk of Being Primaried in 2022 – ALEXANDRA HUTZLER
(DIERSEN: How hard will hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters work to get hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters to run against Republican Precinct Committeemen?)
https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-most-risk-being-primaried-2022-1565100

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled boomer-hating boomer-haters promote hatred against boomers.
https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/the-conservative-case-against-the-boomers

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 57% of Voters Say Trump Impeachment Will Further Divide America
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/57_of_voters_say_trump_impeachment_will_further_divide_america

January 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— IL, US brace for possible unrest leading to Inauguration Day. Illinois State Capitol fortified as National Guard responds across country – Cate Cauguiran and Liz Nagy
https://abc7chicago.com/il-braces-for-possible-unrest-leading-to-inauguration/9742582/
— Pro-Trump protests start small, peacefully at heavily guarded state capitol buildings across US – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pro-trump-protesters-demonstrate-at-heavily-guarded-statehouses/9753671/

NBC5
— Trump Approval Remains Stable in New NBC Poll, With Republicans Unmoved After Capitol Violence. Eighty-seven percent of Republicans approve of how Trump is doing his job in a new NBC News poll.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/trump-approval-remains-stable-in-new-nbc-poll-with-republicans-unmoved-after-capitol-violence/2417942/
— Trump Should Not Be Prosecuted for Capitol Riot Incitement, Former FBI Director James Comey Says. “The country would be better off if we did not give him the platform that a prosecution would for the next three years,” James Comey told Sky News.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/trump-should-not-be-prosecuted-for-capitol-riot-incitement-former-fbi-director-james-comey-says/2417926/
— Illinois Reports 4,162 New Coronavirus Cases, 29 Additional Deaths Sunday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-4162-new-coronavirus-cases-29-additional-deaths-sunday/2417914/

WTTW
— Heavy Fortified Statehouses Around the US See Small Protests – AP
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/17/heavy-fortified-statehouses-around-us-see-small-protests

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— All quiet at the Illinois Capitol as protests fail to materialize Sunday – STACY ST. CLAIR
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-springfield-capitol-lockdown-security-protests-inauguratio-20210117-osakar473nfwtjwzhgmwpfjtr4-story.html
— Conservative Joe Ricketts, Cubs family patriarch who closed DNAinfo after union vote, to launch Omaha-based ‘unbiased’ news site
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-joe-ricketts-omaha-online-news-20210117-lsxxh7auhvh6hjy5mp76647agu-story.html
— A few protesters gather at some statehouses as states, US Capitol prepare for possible violence this week – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-lockdown-20210117-hdwi7eu3vng2bklvwvrgxbcrf4-story.html
— A Catholic pastor speaks out about Trump. Some parishioners walk out. – MARY SCHMICH
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/mary-schmich/ct-met-schmich-father-bill-speaks-out-20210116-lcj44df3pzc4znahnslt3ot6em-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Protests start small at newly fortified US statehouses. The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at all 50 state capitol buildings, beginning this weekend. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/17/22236010/statehouses-us-capitol-riot-washington-unrest-biden-inauguration-protests

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Republican Party After Trump.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republican-party-after-trump#stream/0

ELGIN PATCH
— Streets Closed Near Capitol As IL Braces For Possible Riots. The FBI warned last week that armed protests could crop up in Illinois this weekend. So far, it’s been quiet in Springfield.
– Amie Schaenzer
https://patch.com/illinois/elgin/s/hdz0w/streets-closed-near-capitol-as-il-braces-for-possible-riots

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Big Tech declares war: ‘Woke capitalism instead of freedom’ – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/17/big-tech-declares-war-woke-capitalism-instead-free/

FOX NEWS
— Pelosi deputy chief of staff responds after Graham questions House speaker over riot security failures. ‘It’s her job to provide Capitol security,’ Graham said of Pelosi. – Ronn Blitzer
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pelosi-deputy-chief-of-staff-graham-capitol-riot-security-failure
— North Dakota bill would allow lawsuits over big tech censorship
(DIERSEN: My critic/opponents want not only Big Tech to censure me, but also the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, and Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct.)
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/live-updates-big-tech-censorship-1-17-21
— Trump turns on some loyalists as others regret his tumultuous exit. Instead of celebrating his first term, ‘we all watched in horror while the Capitol was run over’ – Howard Kurtz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/trump-turns-on-some-loyalists-as-others-regret-his-tumultuous-exit
— Trump’s chances for acquittal in upcoming Senate impeachment trial unclear. The Senate is set to begin Trump’s trial on Jan. 20, at 1 p.m.
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/live-updates-trump-impeachment-1-15-2021

FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL
— Technically (Not) Speaking: The Conservative Purge Begins – Tony Perkins
https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA21A18&fbclid=IwAR1Wvg7Y96qfg9H3ws8lVEhzb78zfQyfowKLnux_pqnIVH5nClMRlXaDA90

BREITBART
— Durbin Says No to Whipping Senate Democrat Votes for Trump Impeachment Trial – JEFF POOR
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/01/17/durbin-says-no-to-whipping-senate-democrat-votes-for-trump-impeachment-trial/
— Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Approved Blacklisting Donald Trump While on French Polynesia Vacation – LUCAS NOLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/17/nyt-twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-approved-blacklisting-donald-trump-while-on-french-polynesia-vacation/

BLAZE
— Former top Facebook official argues conservative content should be deplatformed: ‘Extremely radical.’ ‘We have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences’ – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/alex-stamos-right-leaning-content
— Biden to sign a dozen executive orders on day one in office — reverse Trump’s travel ban, rejoin Paris Agreement Big changes are only days away – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-administration-executive-orders-trump
— Ocasio-Cortez demands taxpayer dollars to ‘deradicalize’ white supremacists: ‘Their world will never exist’ – Chris Enloe
(DIERSEN: Who is or will be in charge of identifying and deradicalizing White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, and bigots in your municipality, in your township, in your county, Illinois, and America?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-taxpayer-funds-deradicalize-white-supremacy

TOWNHALL
— Facebook Takes Aim at the Firearms Industry Ahead of Inauguration Day – Beth Baumann
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/17/facebook-takes-aim-at-the-firearms-industry-ahead-of-inauguration-day-n2583264
— Unfettered Immigration Imperils Job Prospects, Wages, and Security for all Americans – Jeff Davidson
https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffdavidson/2021/01/17/unfettered-immigration-imperils-job-prospects-wages-and-security-for-all-americans-n2583251

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Using The Power of State Government To Address Big Tech Censorship
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/using-the-power-of-state-government-to-address-big-tech-censorship/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘They Want to Cancel Our Culture, Our History, Our Liberty’: Goya CEO – GARY DU
https://www.theepochtimes.com/they-want-to-cancel-our-culture-our-history-our-liberty-goya-ceo_3659453.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Pro-Trump demonstrations begin at statehouses.”
https://federalnewsnetwork.com/government-news/2021/01/the-latest-pro-trump-demonstrations-begin-at-statehouses/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Impeachment prosecutor says Trump committed ‘the most dangerous crime’ ever by a president.”
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/impeachment-prosecutor-says-trump-committed-the-most-dangerous-crime-ever-by-a-president-01610919718
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show
https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/trump-allies-behind-rally-that-ignited-capitol-riot-records-show-2256622/
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/17/trump-allies-campaign-capitol-riot/115326400/

NBC NEWS
— Selfies, social media posts making it easier for FBI to track down Capitol riot suspects. – Kevin Collier
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/selfies-social-media-posts-making-it-easier-fbi-track-down-n1254522

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What if Twitter had banned Trump sooner? Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters ask “What if we had succeeded in closing down TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois and Illinois Center Right Coalition sooner?”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/17/opinions/social-media-ban-effect-trump-obeidallah/index.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “I Answered the Call of My President’: Rioters Say Trump Urged Them On. The defense from Trump supporters arrested in the Capitol assault is emerging in court papers and interviews — and could play a role in impeachment proceedings.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/nyregion/protesters-blaming-trump-pardon.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How Republicans Are Warping Reality Around the Capitol Attack.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/us/politics/Capitol-conspiracy-theories-blm-antifa.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “When extremists are forced off social media platforms, law enforcement may have difficulty following them to their next mode of communication.” Who would leaders of the following organizations say are extremist members of their organizations: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Who would Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct say are extremist members of the aforesaid organizations?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/far-right-investigations-encrypted-fbi/2021/01/17/bd7a71ac-580a-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Senate GOP Set to Argue Out-of-Office Trump Can’t be Convicted in Impeachment. New report suggests most scholars are on the other side; trial could start this week. – Jess Bravin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-gop-set-to-argue-out-of-office-trump-cant-be-convicted-in-impeachment-11610881200
— Biden to Eclipse Reagan as Oldest President as Washington Leadership Ages. The average age in the Senate went from 54.4 to 62.9 years between 1987 and 2019, Congressional Research Service data show. – John McCormick
https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-to-eclipse-reagan-as-oldest-president-as-washington-leadership-ages-11610809201

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A look at the rioters stoked by extremism.”
(DIERSEN: Who would leaders of the following organizations say are extremist members of their organizations: Illinois Republican Party, your Republican county party organization, and your Republican township/ward party organization? Who would Republican candidates on November 3, 2020 ballots in your precinct say are extremist members of the aforesaid organizations?)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/an-olympian-a-therapist-professionals-a-look-at-the-rioters-stoked-by-extremism

INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Armed protesters gather at heavily fortified state capitols of Ohio, Michigan, Texas and elsewhere. Smatterings of ‘boogaloo boys’ have begun appearing at state capitols.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/armed-protesters-ohio-michigan-texas-oregon-b1788668.html

GUARDIAN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump enters final days in power as US braces for potential unrest.”
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/17/joe-biden-inauguration-donald-trump-protests-washington-capitol-latest-news-live-updates

January 14 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,652 new cases, 88 deaths Illinois House members, staff told to self-quarantine after someone at BoS Center tests positive for COVID-19 – Leah Hope
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6652-new-covid-19-cases-88-deaths/9656610/

NBC5
— Trump Impeachment Trial Could Begin on Inauguration Day. The timing is not set and depends heavily on when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decides to transmit the article of impeachment to the Senate. Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/trump-impeachment-trial-could-begin-on-inauguration-day/2416570/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— State legislators told to quarantine after potential coronavirus exposure in Springfield this week. Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s chief of staff notified members that someone who was at the Bank of Springfield Center for the legislative session this week tested positive for COVID-19. – Andrew Sullender
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/14/22231737/state-legislators-quarantine-house-coronavirus-exposure-springfield-bank-welch
— Chicago police union president won’t resign over defending mob that stormed U.S. Capitol. John Catanzara said his sympathetic remarks to WBEZ-FM were made after he had watched television coverage of the Capitol siege for only 30 minutes — before the damage, destruction and deaths had been revealed. – Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/fran-spielman-show/2021/1/14/22231161/capitol-riot-mob-electoral-vote-count-senate-house-chicago-police-union-president-catanzara
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters demonize, denigrate, and condemn Trump-supporters. From what see, the more of the following that you have done, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating, Trump-haters hate you: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) raised money for and/or gave money to Trump, g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or h) are a law enforcement officer, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/14/22231311/trump-backers-seek-online-refuges-after-big-tech-backlash
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump always had a whiff of fascism.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/14/22231439/donald-trump-fascism-mona-charen

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Lightfoot vs. Pritzker on bars, restaurants | Biden expected to pick Duckworth for a DNC post: source | Harold Washington’s story to be TV series – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-lightfoot-restaurants-duckworth-dnc-spin-20210114-nsryqvbl3fhffd72cx6qc4d2d4-story.html
— Insurance giant Aon has ended its link to Trump. It’s far from alone: Here are others who have cut financial ties. – KATHERINE CHIGLINSKY
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will employers refuse to hire Trump-supporters, b) will employers get rid of their employees who Trump-supporters, c) will organizations refuse to admit as members those who are Trump-supporters, d) will organizations will get rid of their members who are Trump-supporters, e) will businesses refuse to do business with Trump-supporters, f) etc.?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-trump-capitol-aon-companies-drop-20210114-ykvz7gy33vhqxmgxhkrkgwtr2m-story.html
— Plainfield Township supervisor indicted in $1.4 million embezzlement from private firm he founded – JASON MEISNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-plainfield-township-supervisor-embezzlement-charges-20210114-soquxr3dvrczxmicg2fvf6swsi-story.html
— Loaves & Fishes buys warehouse building with an eye toward tripling its food assistance services – RAFAEL GUERRERO
(DIERSEN: Soon, under the Democrats, everyone in Illinois will be handing out charity and/or receiving charity.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-loaves-fishes-aurora-hub-st-0115-20210115-zvmh2rc6mrdfdhwzbrbxszs2me-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McConnell open to convicting Trump in impeachment trial – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210114/mcconnell-open-to-convicting-trump-in-impeachment-trial–
— As need continues to surge, Schaumburg Township completes food pantry expansion – Eric Peterson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210114/as-need-continues-to-surge-schaumburg-township-completes-food-pantry-expansion

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— How different will Speaker Welch be from Speaker Madigan? Here are some key things to watch as the new House leader takes control. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/how-different-will-speaker-welch-be-speaker-madigan

NPR ILLINOIS
— What Does It Mean To Call The Capitol Rioters ‘Terrorists’? – SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of Trump and to get rid of all his supporters.)
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/what-does-it-mean-call-capitol-rioters-terrorists#stream/0

CAPITOL FAX
— Welch claims “smear campaign led by the Republican Party, and some in our party” tried to derail his election
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/welch-claims-smear-campaign-led-by-the-republican-party-and-some-in-our-party-tried-to-derail-his-election/
— Members and staff advised to self-quarantine after positive COVID-19 test from BOS Center
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/members-and-staff-advised-to-self-quarantine-after-positive-covid-19-test-from-bos-center/
— About that Durkin speech
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/about-that-durkin-speech/
— 6,652 new confirmed and probable cases; 88 additional deaths; 3,511 in hospital; 742 in ICU; 6.8 percent case positivity rate; 8.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/6652-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-88-additional-deaths-742-in-hospital-382-in-icu-68-percent-case-positivity-rate-80-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Gender-based violence groups issue nuanced statement on Speaker Welch
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/14/gender-based-violence-groups-issue-nuanced-statement-on-speaker-welch/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump, supporters likened to Nazis, Saddam’s Ba’ath Party in cable-news demonization duel – Douglas Ernst
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/14/trump-supporters-likened-to-nazis-saddams-baath-pa/

FOX NEWS
— CNN goes full-throttle after Trump supporters, includes them in same group as Nazis, Klan members. For CNN, anything goes now in their quest to destroy their political opponents – Dan Gainor
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/cnn-trump-supporters-nazis-klan-dan-gainor
— Dems embrace Cheney’s pro-impeachment stance, fueling backlash from some Trump supporters. Many top Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, do not support efforts to oust Cheney as conference chair – Tyler Olson
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democrats-embrace-liz-cheneys-pro-trump-impeachment-statements-as-gop-conference-leader-faces-backlash

FOX BUSINESS
— Curt Schilling says AIG Insurance canceled his policy due to pro-Trump social media posts Schilling, who pitched for 20 MLB seasons, had 216 career wins, with a 3.46 ERA, and 3,116 strikeouts – Dan Canova
https://www.foxbusiness.com/sports/curt-schilling-aig-insurance-canceled-policy-pro-trump-social-media-posts
— Koch-backed group: Capitol riots will ‘weigh heavy’ in deciding how to spend campaign funds. Move by AFP latest sign Trump allies are getting cold shoulder from GOP mega donors, corporate America. – Paul Steinhauser
(DIERSEN: How will Republican organizations and candidates respond if/when major RINO donors threaten to cut them off unless they dump Trump and dump Trump’s supporters? I should write a book about Republican organizations and candidates in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois that act major RINO donors have threatened to cut them off unless they stop me from sending out GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/americans-for-prosperity-funds-congress-election

BLAZE
— ‘There has to be consequences’: Leftists call for Trump supporters to be punished, ‘deprogrammed’ ‘There are millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans, who somehow need to be deprogrammed’
(DIERSEN: Who will the Democrats put in charge of punishing and deprograming Republicans in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, in Illinois, and in America?)
https://www.theblaze.com/rubin-report/consequences-for-trump-supporters

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter, Facebook: $51 Billion Combined Market Value Erased Since Trump Ban – ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-facebook-51-billion-combined-market-value-erased-since-trump-ban_3656442.html
— Black Lives Matter Activist Who Stormed Capitol on Jan. 6 Arrested, Charged – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/black-lives-matter-activist-who-stormed-capitol-on-jan-6-arrested-charged_3657333.html

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Frank Luntz: 91% Of Trump Supporters Would Vote For Trump Again – Tyler Stone
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, a) will RINO organizations expel their members unless they disavow Trump and b) will RINO candidates dump their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers unless they disavow Trump?)
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2021/01/14/frank_luntz_91_of_trump_supporters_would_vote_for_trump_again.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Cheney facing internal backlash for impeachment vote as Republican rifts deepen over Trump. – Catie Edmondson
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/us/cheney-republicans-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Democrats were for occupying capitols before they were against it – Marc A. Thiessen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/14/democrats-were-occupying-capitols-before-they-were-against-it/?
(FROM THE ARTICLE: “Thousands of protesters rushed to the … Capitol Wednesday night, forcing their way through doors, crawling through windows and jamming corridors.” That is how one newspaper described the storming of the Capitol — not the one in Washington last week, but the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., a decade ago. Back then, thousands of pro-union activists — many bused in from out of state — rampaged through the historic building in an effort to stop a vote on collective bargaining reform legislation. So, when I saw the images of a pro-Trump mob rampaging through the U.S. Capitol last week, my first thought was: What is Scott Walker thinking right now?)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “With Trump’s Twitter megaphone gone, Silicon Valley’s power rings loud. A frenetic voice that had defined our times vanished, leaving behind an unaccustomed quiet on a historic day.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/14/trump-twitter-megaphone/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “With Trump banned from Twitter, his supporters are parsing speeches for clues about what’s next.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/with-trump-banned-from-twitter-his-supporters-are-parsing-speeches-for-clues-about-whats-next/2021/01/14/985e06dc-5534-11eb-a08b-f1381ef3d207_story.html
— Dozens of people on FBI terrorist watch list came to D.C. the day of Capitol riot. – Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu and Marissa J. Lang
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/terror-watchlist-capitol-riot-fbi/2021/01/14/07412814-55f7-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A leaked intelligence memo suggests Trump’s lies could incite more violence.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/14/intelligence-bulletin-trump-domestic-violence-extremists/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “A ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer, now banned by Twitter, said three GOP lawmakers helped plan his D.C. rally.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/01/13/ali-alexander-capitol-biggs-gosar/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— Police and National Guard prepare for attacks on statehouses as FBI warns of ‘armed protests’ – RICHARD READ, MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE
https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2021-01-13/state-capital-security

USA TODAY
— Stripped of online megaphones and watching their backs, far-right extremists plan to steer clear of Inauguration Day protests – Will Carless and Nathan Bomey
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/01/14/far-right-extremists-stay-away-armed-protests-inauguration/4159536001/

MORNING CALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “All you Trump voters put our democracy at tremendous risk.”
https://www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-bill-white-column25-honest-20210114-qgwr2pybfbcxhbwhftk3nogyea-story.html

BUSINESS STANDARD
— Attackers of Capitol were ‘domestic terrorists’ sent by Trump: Nancy Pelosi. Calling for the impeachment of Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said those who attacked the Capitol last week were “domestic terrorists” and “the President of the United States incited this insurrection”
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of Trump and to get rid of all his supporters.)
https://www.business-standard.com/article/international/attackers-of-capitol-were-domestic-terrorists-sent-by-trump-nancy-pelosi-121011400055_1.html

NEWSWEEK
— Parler CEO John Matze said in a court filing on Wednesday that the social media site was shut down in part to deny President Donald Trump a platform after he considered joining under the pseudonym of “Person X.” – NATALIE COLAROSSI
https://www.newsweek.com/parler-ceo-says-site-was-shut-down-deny-trump-platform-after-he-considered-joining-1561706

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
— National Guard at Capitol Authorized to Use Lethal Force in Aftermath of Mob. The dramatic escalation in authorities granted to the 20,000 Guard troops stationed in D.C. is only the latest response to last week’s massive security failure. – Paul D. Shinkman
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2021-01-14/national-guard-at-capitol-authorized-to-use-lethal-force-in-aftermath-of-mob

NPR
— What Does It Mean To Call The Capitol Rioters ‘Terrorists’? Code Switch – SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI (DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use this to get rid of Trump and to get rid of all his supporters.)
https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2021/01/14/956881738/what-does-it-mean-to-call-the-capitol-rioters-terrorists

AMERICAN INDEPENDENT
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters oppose Trump-promoters.
https://americanindependent.com/pro-donald-trump-mobs-biden-inauguration-security-threats-lgbtq-violence-capitol-insurrection/

WASHINGTON MONTHLY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Why So Many Republicans Cling to Trump.”
https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/01/14/why-so-many-republicans-cling-to-trump/

TRUTHOUT
— Trump Supporters Blame Antifa, Not the President, for Capitol Chaos Last Week – Chris Walker
https://truthout.org/articles/trump-supporters-blame-antifa-not-the-president-for-capitol-chaos-last-week/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “What to Expect in the Final Days of Trump’s Fascist Reign.”
https://truthout.org/audio/what-to-expect-in-the-final-days-of-trumps-fascist-reign/

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans threaten violence if Trump faces repercussions — but it was impunity that moved his mob. Trump and his mob believe they’ll never pay the piper.”
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/14/republicans-threaten-violence-if-trump-faces-repercussions–but-it-was-impunity-that-moved-his-mob/

January 8 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account – AP
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Twitter should be required to get a court order before doing that.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/twitter-permanently-suspends-trumps-account/9476538/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: What do you say to the “Trump allies” who planned and promoted the rally that led to the Capitol attack?
https://abc7chicago.com/trump-allies-helped-plan-promote-rally-that-led-to-capitol-attack/9477293/
— DC riots: Local Trump supporters say president not to blame for violence at US Capitol – Craig Wall
(DIERSEN: From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) attended a Trump rally, f) gave money to Trump, and/or g) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain.)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/local-trump-supporters-say-president-not-to-blame-for-violence-at-us-capitol/9478444/
— Democratic momentum builds for potential fast-track Trump impeachment House vote next week – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/democratic-momentum-builds-for-potential-fast-track-impeachment-next-week/9465113/

NBC5
— Illinois CEO Fired from Suburban Company Following Arrest in US Capitol Riot
(DIERSEN: I attended a Bob Dole rally in Wheaton in 1996. That made my Democrat GAO superiors furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-ceo-fired-from-suburban-company-following-arrest-in-us-capitol-riot/2412077/
— Pelosi Tells House to Move Forward With Impeachment If Trump Does Not Resign – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/house-could-move-to-impeach-trump-by-next-week-top-democrat-says/2411571/
— 15 Members of Congress From Illinois Support Trump’s Removal From Office – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/15-members-of-congress-from-illinois-support-trumps-removal-from-office/2411443/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump’s account – Austin Williams
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Twitter should be required to get a court order before doing that.)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/twitter-permanently-suspends-donald-trumps-account
— Mexico leader condemns Facebook, Twitter for blocking Trump – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mexico-leader-condemns-facebook-twitter-for-blocking-trump

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposes quashing tax breaks for businesses as General Assembly returns to Springfield – DAN PETRELLA and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-lame-duck-20210109-nykblsdoynehnmitz6hwjnexi4-story.html
— Nancy Pelosi, Dems draft new articles of impeachment against Trump, expected to introduce them as soon as Monday: ‘We must take action’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-impeachment-25th-amendment-20210108-z5zn2qi3hbeghkv3ohykgkyotu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “He’s on his own: Trump’s grip on GOP in Washington begins to crumble as some Republicans flee from the president.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-republicans-20210109-gxykwlz5avgw3hfajoczll7qim-story.html
— Freshman congresswoman apologizes for invoking Hitler | Chicago police union boss sorry for downplaying Capitol riots | Krishnamoorthi on Trump and the military – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-mary-miller-apology-catanzara-sorry-lightfoot-schools-spin-20210108-uyqwux7ybnbwbherps6abtdfp4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As Madigan hangs on, House Democrats wait for full field of speaker candidates to emerge – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/1/8/22221275/madigan-michael-illinois-house-speaker-democrats
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters want Kinzinger a) to drive the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump out of the Republican Party, b) to drive the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump out of the Republican Party, c) to drive the 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump out of the Republican Party, and d) to drive the 157 in my precinct voted for Trump out of the Republican Party.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/8/22221471/adam-kinzinger-president-trump-insurrection-us-capitol-rich-miller
— Sun-Times sued over stories about Trump Tower tax appeal. Mauro Glorioso, a former executive of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, contends the newspaper libeled him.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2021/1/8/22220697/sun-times-sued-libel-mauro-glorioso-trump-tower-tax-appeal
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “No running away. Donald Trump soon will be gone, but we can’t give a pass to those who made his worst actions possible. May their duplicity stick to them like Velcro.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/8/22220680/trump-officials-blame-responsible-actions-mcconnell-capitol-mob-editorial

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Illinois Black Caucus introduces sweeping police legislation, faces opposition from law enforcement. Massive bill ends qualified immunity, collective bargaining for unions and eliminates cash bail. – Raymon Troncoso
https://www.rrstar.com/story/news/2021/01/07/illinois-black-caucus-introduces-sweeping-police-legislation-faces-opposition-law-enforcement/6589541002/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Freshman U.S. Representative Mary Miller Bullied by Deceitful Leftists and Abandoned by Cowardly Republicans – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamily.org/politics/freshman-u-s-representative-mary-miller-bullied-by-deceitful-leftists-and-abandoned-by-cowardly-republicans/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— DARREN BAILEY SPEAKS OUT ON IL GOP’S DIRECTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/darren-bailey-speaks-out-on-il-gops-direction-.html
— GOP ILLINOIS SENATE LEADER DESIGNATE SAYS TRUMP “ABDICATED PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/gop-illinois-senate-leader-designate-says-trump-abdicated-principles-of-freedom.html
— KINZINGER CALLS FOR TRUMP’S OUSTER VIA 25TH AMENDMENT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/kinzinger-calls-for-trumps-ouster-via-25th-amendment.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 9,277 new confirmed and probable cases; 126 additional deaths; 3,777 hospitalized; 780 in the ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.5 percent average test positivity rate; COVID-19 news roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/08/9277-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-126-additional-deaths-3777-hospitalized-780-in-the-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-95-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-covid-19-news-roundup/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi says she talked to chairman of Joint Chiefs about taking nuclear codes from Trump – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/8/pelosi-says-she-talked-chairman-joint-chiefs-about/
— Republicans rip Democrats’ ‘double standards’ on violence – Valerie Richardson
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/lee-zeldin-rips-democrats-double-standards-violenc/
— Republicans rethink Trump support amid Capitol siege fallout, administration exodus – Dave Boyer and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/republicans-rethink-donald-trump-support-amid-capi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Several lawmakers ‘glad to be armed’ during Capitol Hill invasion, Rep. Thomas Massie says – Carly Roman
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rep-thomas-massie-lawmakers-glad-armed-during-capitol-hill-invasion

GOPUSA
— Murkowski becomes first GOP senator to call on Trump to resign – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100254
— Utah Man With A History Of Organizing Violent Antifa, BLM Protests, Was Inside The Capitol
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100254
— Now The Outrage? Biden, Media Shocked Over ‘Mostly Peaceful Protest’ – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100208

BREITBART
— Tucker Carlson: GOP Leaders Despise Their Own Voters – TRENT BAKER
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/01/08/tucker-carlson-gop-leaders-despise-their-own-voters/
— Google Employee Ashley Edwards Calls for Retribution Against GOP Politicians – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/08/google-employee-ashley-edwards-calls-for-retribution-against-gop-politicians/

DAILY CALLER
— Biden Calls Capitol Riots ‘Domestic Terrorism,’ Urged To Create White House Post Targeting Extremists – MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters call you an extremist, and even worse things, if you do not share their hatred of Trump.)
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/08/biden-domestic-terrorism-no-fly-list-capitol-riot-trump-supporters/

EPOCH TIMES
— Twitter Removes Trump’s Account From Its Platform – MIMI NGUYEN LY
(DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, Twitter should be required to get a court order before doing that.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-removes-trump-from-its-platform_3649669.html

THE HILL
— Democrats poised to impeach Trump again – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533340-democrats-poised-to-impeach-trump-again
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Once the slam-dunk nominee, Trump’s 2024 aspirations already toast after Capitol chaos.”
https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/533363-once-the-slam-dunk-nominee-trumps-2024-aspirations-already-toast-after
— Murkowski becomes first GOP senator to call on Trump to resign – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533419-murkowski-calls-on-trump-to-resign-i-want-him-out

REUTERS
— U.S. House Democrats to introduce impeachment charges against Trump on Monday
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-articles/u-s-house-democrats-to-introduce-impeachment-charges-against-trump-on-monday-sources-idUSKBN29D2NR

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “The Deplatforming of President Trump. He is running out of places to post.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/08/business/dealbook/trump-facebook-twitter-deplatforming.html

NEW YORK POST
— RNC chair Ronna McDaniel re-elected, tells Democrats to ‘buckle seatbelts’ – Ebony Bowden
https://nypost.com/2021/01/08/rnc-chairwoman-ronna-mcdaniel-unanimously-re-elected/

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump faith advisers condemn insurrection, but say benefits of presidency will last longer than ‘controversies’ – Michelle Boorstein
https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/01/08/evangelical-trump-support-abortion-israel-religious-freedom-regulation/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s pledge of an orderly transition is as worthless as he is.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-pledge-of-an-orderly-transition-is-as-worthless-as-he-is/2021/01/08/cd94efbc-5167-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html

BLOOMBERG
— Christie Joins Chorus of Trump Supporters Disavowing President
(DIERSEN: How will the following respond to pressure to disavow Trump and to disavow Trump’s supporters: your Republican congressman, the next chairman of the Illinois Republican Party (IRP), the IRP officers, your representative on the IRP State Central Committee, the offices of your Republican county, township, and/or ward party organizations, your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and the Republican candidates on April 6, 2021 ballots?)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-08/christie-joins-chorus-of-trump-supporters-disavowing-president

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— What Experts on Extremism Want From the Biden Administration
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters call you an extremist, and even worse things, if you do not share their hatred of Trump.)
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/what-experts-on-extremism-want-from-the-biden-administration.html
— Pelosi Prepares to Impeach Again
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/republicans-challenge-electoral-vote-count-live-updates.html

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES
— League of Women Voters of the United States Calls for Immediate Removal of President Donald Trump
https://www.lwv.org/newsroom/press-releases/league-women-voters-united-states-calls-immediate-removal-president-donald

LGBTQ NATION
— Literally every LGBTQ House member is calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment Two gay House members – David Cicilline and Mondaire Jones – are helping lead the charge. – Alex Bollinger
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/literally-every-lgbtq-house-member-calling-donald-trumps-impeachment/

January 7 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GLENVIEW PATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Do you know the name of your Republican Committee Person?” and says “Every one of us in Cook County, save two Townships, has an elected (or appointed) Republican office holder; they need to know how you feel!!”
(DIERSEN: 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump. What does the future hold for Trump supporters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? From what I see, the more of the following that is true about you, the more that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters will do to get rid of you once and for all: a) shared articles that were favorable to Trump, b) cast a Republican ballot in the March 17, 2020 primary, c) voted for Trump in the November 3, 2020 election, d) displayed a Trump yard sign, e) gave money to Trump, f) serve as a Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, and/or g) are running for an office as a Republican in the April 6, 2021 election.)
https://patch.com/illinois/glenview/do-you-know-name-your-republican-committee-person
(FROM THE ARTICLE: I spoke yesterday to a lifelong and staunch Democrat, a former candidate for elected office. I shared with her my conflict. She encouraged me to stay in the party and to make a change internally. As a resident of Cook County, that might not be easy. The fealty for the Head of the Republican Party (45) is disgusting to me. I have been and will continue to be a NEVER Trump Republican, and I have supported the Lincoln Project. . .Local governance and elections are the bedrock of our Constitutional Form of Government. People often say we are a Democracy when in actuality, we are a Representative Republic. In Illinois, the most basic unit of our government is the Republican and Democratic Committeewomen and Men elected to serve our respective parties. In Suburban Cook County, these representatives are ELECTED every four years at the Primary election for Governor. The political subdivision is the Township. At the March 20, 2018, Primary election, the following Republican Township Committeepersons were elected without opposition (please remember this point). . . I would venture to say that MOST Republican Primary Voters have no idea who their elected Committeeperson currently is, and even fewer have met them. The next Cook County Committeeperson election is likely March 15, 2022. A simple question should be put to every one of these elected leaders. On January 6, 2020, were you supportive of the Presidents incendiary remarks and, by extension, him; or do you stand for the Rule of Law, our Federal and State Constitutions, and the real Republican Party ideals which were on clear display before 2015. If you don’t like the answer you get, I hope that you will consider becoming a candidate for Republican Committeeperson. Our party must decide, are we with the 45th President or not. Only then, I believe, we will be able to relay the foundational stones of the Republican Party, one that I hope to be proud of again. If we can’t make an elegant transition to better government in the next four years I will turn in my lifelong Republican credentials.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 5 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Georgia runoff election: Biden, Trump warn of high stakes with Senate majority at stake – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-trump-warn-of-high-stakes-of-georgia-senate-runoffs/9370053/

NBC5
— Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Won’t Face Criminal Charges: Kenosha County DA No officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake will be charged in the August 2020 shooting
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/officer-who-shot-jacob-blake-wont-face-criminal-charges-kenosha-county-da/2408273/
— Georgia’s Critical Senate Runoffs Are Too Close to Call as Polls Close – Jacob Pramuk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/georgias-critical-senate-runoffs-are-too-close-to-call-as-polls-close/2408700/
— GOP Pollster Says ‘the Next 48 Hours Are Going to Be Among the Worst’ Ever for Republicans – Kevin Stankiewicz,
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/gop-pollster-says-the-next-48-hours-are-going-to-be-among-the-worst-ever-for-republicans/2408175/

WTTW
— Dividing Party, Republicans Poised to Challenge Biden Win
https://news.wttw.com/2021/01/05/dividing-party-republicans-poised-challenge-biden-win

FOX NEW CHICAGO
— Georgia begins counting ballots in Senate runoff elections that will decide balance of power – Steve Peoples, Bill Barrow and Russ Bynum
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/senate-majority-up-for-grabs-as-georgians-head-to-the-polls-for-run-off-elections
— Electoral College vote count: What will happen in Congress when Republicans object? – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/electoral-college-vote-count-what-will-happen-in-congress-when-republicans-object

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Live 2021 Election Results See below for live Georgia election results.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/results/
— Don’t even think about it, Springfield lawmakers – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-illinois-tax-hike-madigan-pritzker-20210105-ibufbuuvjbgyfbwkzvnq4lrsxq-story.html
— Illinois county officials begin clearing low-level marijuana possession cases from court records – ALICIA FABBRE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/ct-sta-will-county-marijuana-expungement-st-0106-20210105-hb5lpyotfbfp7nrhcppgzmrkc4-story.html
— Half of CPS teachers expected to return to schools Monday failed to show up, as CEO calls out aldermen who oppose reopening plan: ‘Why the concern now?’ – HANNAH LEONE, KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-schools-reopening-plan-principal-union-attacks-district-20210105-uigfhflnafepbazdj4kugdfbey-story.html
— Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says ‘exponential increase’ of COVID-19 vaccines needed to fight spread of coronavirus. – GREGORY PRATT, MADELINE BUCKLEY, ALICE YIN and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-vaccines-second-doses-20210105-34pgyimohbesndxyxg2dvvugyy-story.html
— Mayor Lightfoot says she apologized to Anjanette Young | Kenosha cop won’t face charges in Blake shooting | Today’s Georgia special elections to determine balance of power in U.S. Senate – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-anjanette-young-jacob-blake-decision-oberweis-spin-20210105-q2pn536atvedloruwx53fywf4i-story.html
— Alleging voting irregularities, state Sen. Jim Oberweis contests Rep. Lauren Underwood’s reelection in U.S. House – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lauren-underwood-oberweis-challenge-20210105-7gf3u7fovjfedlxaiiu2gp6kfm-story.html
— Open Chicago schools. City Hall and CPS, do not back down. – PAUL VALLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-cps-ctu-reopening-schools-vallas-20210105-lh7c75pw7jgxxa6w5egahmsu3u-story.html
— Electoral boards race clock to settle disputes and meet voting deadlines – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-politics-during-pandemic-st-0106-20210105-konyo6zflffpxeyyjdkyayg4ji-story.html
— Georgia election updates: Polls close in two critical races that will determine control of US Senate and fate of Biden’s agenda – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-georgia-runoff-election-results-20210105-torujxxjizdzphqhempcuohwl4-htmlstory.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— #notyou? — Democratic women leading the charge to muzzle the speaker. State Rep. Ann Williams is the latest to say she is considering running for speaker when the newly elected General Assembly convenes next week. House Democratic Caucus Chair Kathleen Willis has thrown her hat in the race, and state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, announced that she’s seeking the House’s top leadership post back in October. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/5/22215794/democratic-women-speaker-madigan-williams-willis-kifowit
— 40% of Chicago teachers and staff didn’t report to schools as ordered, district says. CPS CEO Janice Jackson said those who continue to ignore their orders will face progressive discipline, but that it’s in nobody’s interest to fire teachers. – Nader Issa and Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/5/22214895/chicago-public-schools-coronavirus-teachers-return-classroom-in-person-instruction-ctu-cps-covid-19
— It could take year and a half to vaccinate all Chicago residents if feds don’t speed up pace, Lightfoot says. The mayor called on President-elect Joe Biden to deliver significantly more doses of vaccine after the effort by the Trump administration has fallen way short. – Brett Chase
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/1/5/22215498/where-get-vaccine-delivery-lori-lightfoot-donald-trump-joe-biden

DAILY HERALD
— After losing election, Skillicorn calls it quits early – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/after-losing-election-skillicorn-calls-it-quits-early-
— Already sworn in, Underwood disregards Oberweis’ attempt to toss election results – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/already-sworn-in-underwood-disregards-oberweis-attempt-to-toss-election-results
— Rickert officially resigns as Kane County treasurer – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/rickert-officially-resigns-as-kane-county-treasurer
— Oak Brook electoral board votes to keep Drake Hotel owner on April ballot – Scott C. Morgan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/oak-brook-electoral-board-votes-to-keep-drake-hotel-owner-on-april-ballot
— GOP lawmakers introduce ‘fair maps’ legislation – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210105/gop-lawmakers-introduce-fair-maps-legislation

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Illinois House Republicans trying to quickly pass redistricting reform – Ben Szalinski
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/05/illinois-house-republican-propose-redistricting-reform/6551834002/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Party leaders work to find replacement for Brady in state senate – Brittni Clemons
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/party-leaders-work-to-find-replacement-for-brady-in-state-senate/

WSIL TV
— Maps without Madigan: Republicans file proposal for independent redistricting commission – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/05/maps-without-madigan-republicans-file-proposal-for-independent-redistricting-commission/

OAK LAWN PATCH
— Cook County Saw Record Number Of Gun-Related Deaths In 2020 – Gillian Smith
https://patch.com/illinois/oaklawn/cook-county-saw-record-number-gun-related-deaths-2020

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Grogan says vote must be challenged after numbers don’t add up, echoes Trump sentiment
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/570742007-grogan-says-vote-must-be-challenged-after-numbers-don-t-add-up-echoes-trump-sentiment

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— IL State Rep Allen Skillicorn Resigned; Moving to Arizona – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/il-state-rep-allen-skillicorn-resigned-moving-to-arizona/

CAPITOL FAX
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/covid-19-roundup-71/
— 6,839 new confirmed and probable cases; 126 additional deaths; 3,905 hospitalized; 800 in ICU; 8.5 percent average case positivity rate; 9.8 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/6839-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-126-additional-deaths-3905-hospitalized-800-in-icu-85-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— Statehouse reporters to Speaker Madigan: Lift unnecessary session coverage restrictions
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/05/statehouse-reporters-to-speaker-madigan-lift-unnecessary-session-coverage-restrictions/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump presses Pence to upend Electoral College: ‘The Vice President has the power’ – Dave Boyer, Gabriella Muñoz and Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/5/mike-pence-pressured-reject-electoral-college-resu/

GOPUSA
— Congress Has Officially Gone Gender Crazy
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99955
— Are Georgia And The Media Preparing Public For Another Delay In Reporting The Results?
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100006
— Trump: Fox News Unwatchable
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99904

EPOCH TIMES
— GOP Senators Objecting to Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arizona Electoral Votes: Brooks – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/gop-senators-objecting-to-georgia-pennsylvania-arizona-electoral-votes-brooks_3644758.html

POLITICO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump privately admits it’s over, but wants to brawl for attention.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/05/donald-trump-election-challenge-455233

NBC NEWS
— No charges filed against Kenosha officers in Jacob Blake shooting. Even before announcing his findings, the Kenosha County District Attorney pleaded for peace. – David K. Li and Doha Madani
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/no-charges-filed-against-kenosha-officers-jacob-blake-shooting-n1252739

NEW YORK TIMES
— We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For. Our company’s motto used to be “Don’t be evil.” An organized work force will help us live up to it. – Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/opinion/google-union.html

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/winning-election-not-enough-perpetrators-must-tried-punished/