March 18 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 2,325 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-2325-new-covid-19-cases-34-deaths/10429485/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://abc7chicago.com/asian-americans-feel-unsafe-due-to-covid-19-related-hate-crimes/10430057/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want Blacks to be LGBTQers.
https://abc7chicago.com/religion/chicago-man-calls-for-queers-to-share-stories-within-the-black-church/10429463/

CBS2
— Senator Duckworth Speaks At Judiciary Hearing Regarding Ongoing Discrimination And Violence Against Asian Communities
(DIERSEN: Of course, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters blame Trump for that.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/03/18/senator-duckworth-speaks-at-judiciary-hearing-regarding-ongoing-discrimination-and-violence-against-asian-communities/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Pot smokers won’t get vaccine priority. Officials on Thursday confirmed that even though cigarette smokers can now get shots, weed tokers aren’t eligible despite potentially facing a higher risk of falling seriously ill. – Tom Schuba
(DIERSEN: To use pot is to harm your body.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2021/3/18/22338820/smoking-vaccine-cigarette-pot-cannabis-health-conditions-illinois-marijuana-covid-19

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— How Rep. Kinzinger became a target in the GOP loyalty war – PHILIP WEGMANN
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters support Kinzinger.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-adam-kinzinger-gop-trump-20210318-6nxkqkiiibd3poj64nuqxfvfdy-story.html
— Pritzker to open vaccinations to all Illinois residents starting April 12 | New Montrose Harbor parking meters part of solving Lightfoot’s pandemic budget woes | State lawmaker Andre Thapedi resigns – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-state-vaccination-expanding-thapedi-steps-down-spin-20210318-jm27v6ywcfgzvpozmlrkt7cozi-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— State House votes to expand mail-in, curbside voting – SARAH MANSUR
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210318/state-house-votes-to-expand-mail-in-curbside-voting
— Another candidate (Leona Di Amore) emerges for 16th Congressional District seat – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210318/another-candidate-emerges-for-16th-congressional-district-seat
— McHenry County Board Democrats refuse to support chairman’s pick to replace Suzanne Ness – Kelli Duncan and Emily K. Coleman
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210318/mchenry-county-board-democrats-refuse-to-support-chairmans-pick-to-replace-suzanne-ness
— Offensive language prompts Wheaton College to revise plaque for slain missionaries – Katlyn Smith
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210318/offensive-language-prompts-wheaton-college-to-revise-plaque-for-slain-missionaries

WGN RADIO
— Republicans seize on immigration as border crossings surge – AP
https://wgnradio.com/news/political-news/republicans-seize-on-immigration-as-border-crossings-surge/

NPR ILLINOIS & Central Illinois Proud
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican haters use the Atlanta Spa Shootings to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/biden-orders-us-flags-half-staff-wake-atlanta-spa-shootings#stream/0
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/federal-lawmakers-call-for-end-to-violence-and-discrimination-against-asian-americans/

WGLT
— ISU Seeks To Expand Diversity Discussion On Campus – TIFFANI JACKSON & ERIC STOCK
(DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action (AA), Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans. Liberals and moderates use AA, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of conservatives.)
https://www.wglt.org/post/isu-seeks-expand-diversity-discussion-campus#stream/0

WILLIAM J KELLY
— 31 shot in Chicago but Mayor Lightfoot worried about the Irish
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/citizen-kelly-31-shot-in-chicago-but-mayor-lightfoot-worried-about-the-irish

ILLINOIS TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Republican-hating Republican haters use “democracy” to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
https://www.illinoistimes.com/springfield/democracy-depends-on-the-right-to-vote/Content?oid=13327016

CAPITOL FAX
— 2,325 new confirmed and probable cases; 34 additional deaths; 1,120 hospitalized; 252 in ICU; 2.4 percent average case positivity rate; 2,7 percent average test positivity rate; 99,210 average daily doses
https://capitolfax.com/2021/03/18/2325-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-34-additional-deaths-1120-hospitalized-252-in-icu-24-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-27-percent-average-test-positivity-rate-99210-average-daily-doses/

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/18/us/racism-sexism-atlanta-spa-shooting.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi says citizenship for illegals sends message to world: ‘We value the diversity of America’ – Kery Murakami
(DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see illegals as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/mar/18/pelosi-says-citizenship-illegals-sends-message-wor

GOPUSA
— Trump Was Too Rude, Too Abrasive, So Some Pro-Life Evangelicals Picked Abortion Supporting Biden Instead
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=107669

BREITBART
— GOP Memo: Democrats Introduce Amnesty Policies to Make Biden ‘Border Crisis Worse’ – MATTHEW BOYLE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/03/18/exclusive-gop-memo-democrats-introduce-amnesty-policies-to-make-biden-border-crisis-worse/

BLAZE
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Biological male wins female beauty pageant in Nevada ‘A celebration of womanhood and diversity’ – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biological-male-wins-female-nevada-beauty-pageant

EPOCH TIMES
— Up to 50 Percent of Illegal Immigrants Estimated to Have COVID-19: National Sheriff’s Association – SAMUEL ALLEGRI
https://www.theepochtimes.com/up-to-50-percent-of-illegal-immigrants-estimated-to-have-covid-19-national-sheriffs-association_3737923.html

THE HILL
— House passes bill providing path to citizenship for Dreamers – REBECCA BEITSCH
(DIERSEN: This will cause millions of children who are citizens of foreign countries to be illegally brought to America illegally.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/543891-house-passes-bill-providing-path-to-citizenship-for-dreamers
— Anger over anti-Asian violence, rhetoric rips through Capitol – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican haters use the Atlanta Spa Shooting to promote hatred against Republicans.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/543952-anger-over-anti-asian-violence-rhetoric-rips-through-capitol

CBS NEWS
— Democrats turn to the environment as the next front in fighting inequality – CARA KORTE
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for inequality.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/environmental-justice-legislation-democrats/
— House passes immigration bill with path to citizenship for “Dreamers” – CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
(DIERSEN: This will cause millions of children who are citizens of foreign countries to be illegally brought to America illegally.)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/immigration-daca-dreamers-farmworkers-citizenship-house-vote-democrat-bills/

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/18/daily-202-trump-gets-tied-two-forces-targeting-america-russia-domestic-extremism/

NEWSWEEK
— China Blames American Politicians for ‘Racism and Hatred’ That Prompts Anti-Asian Attacks – NATALIE COLAROSSI
(DIERSEN: “Politicians” is code for “Republicans.”)
https://www.newsweek.com/china-blames-american-politicians-racism-hatred-that-prompts-anti-asian-attacks-1577177

FORBES
— 73 House Democrats Push To Expel Marjorie Taylor Greene From Congress – Andrew Solender
https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/03/18/73-house-democrats-push-to-expel-marjorie-taylor-greene-from-congress/

BLOOMBERG
— Biden Adviser Cecilia Rouse Vows ‘Aggressive’ Moves to Reduce Inequality – Catarina Saraiva
(DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for inequality.)
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-18/biden-adviser-rouse-vows-aggressive-moves-to-reduce-inequality

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Nearly Two-Thirds Oppose Higher Taxes
(DIERSEN: Historically, opposition to higher taxes has been one of the few planks in the Republican Party platform that RINOs support.)https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/business/taxes/nearly_two_thirds_oppose_higher_taxes
— Royal Racism? Only 40% Believe Harry and Meghan
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/lifestyle/people/march_2021/royal_racism_only_40_believe_harry_and_meghan

February 26 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 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.)

January 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice for voting to impeach Donald Trump – AP
(DIERSEN: What positions on Kinzinger do each of the 18 Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee members have? What weighted vote do each of the 18 have?)
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-rice-for-impeachment-vote/10162153/

NBC
— Illinois Reports 3,345 New Coronavirus Cases, 65 Additional Deaths Saturday
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-3345-new-coronavirus-cases-71-additional-deaths-saturday/2424821/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/black-lives-matter-nominated-for-nobel-peace-prize

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— ‘Full circle:’ Legal marijuana revenue going back to communities hurt by war on drugs – Ben Szalinski
(DIERSEN: Hurt was not caused by efforts to stop the use of pot. Hurt was caused by the sale, purchase, and use of pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.)
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/30/legal-marijuana-revenue-going-back-communities-hurt-war-drugs/4314855001/

LCBC RADIO
— Anti-Kinzinger rally more about election losses – John Small
https://www.lcbcradio.com/wlpo/anti-kinzinger-rally-more-about-election-losses-and-progressive-party/article_104af80a-635c-11eb-a720-bf507032b578.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: An anti-Kinzinger rally Saturday spent more time on election losses and the party now in charge. About three hundred stood in Ottawa’s Washington Park in cold and misting conditions. It was sixteenth District Congressman Adam Kinzinger’s vote to impeach Trump that angered the La Salle County Republican Central Committee and prompted them to have the rally. Larry Kaifesh, who lost to Tammy Duckworth in a 2014 House race took a turn at the mike. Kaifesh praised Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan’s critical stance on Russian collusion, election fraud and the current impeachment. Calling Kinzinger, the “Coward of the County”, Kaifesh added this:)

NPR ILLINOIS
— Could Trump Make A Comeback In 2024? – RON ELVING
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/could-trump-make-comeback-2024#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— South Carolina GOP censures Rep. Tom Rice after vote to impeach Trump
by ALEXX ALTMAN-DEVILBISS
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/sc-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-after-vote-to-impeach-trump

WSPY NEWS
— Kendall Co. Board Chair Scott Gryder Finalist for State GOP Chairman Job – James Wyman
(DIERSEN: If I was still the chairman of TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, the organization would be hosting a candidate forum.)
http://www.wspynews.com/news/local/kendall-co-board-chair-scott-gryder-finalist-for-state-gop-chairman-job/article_0be27e1c-6296-11eb-ad33-874aaab5c7cc.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Cheerleader sues Northwestern, says she was harassed – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/report-cheerleader-sues-northwestern-says-she-was-/
— Marjorie Taylor Greene vows ‘I won’t back down’ as Democrats seek censure, resignation – Andrew Blake
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those tried to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition (ICRC) to censure me in 2006 and who ended my TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairmanship in 2012, my Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee membership in 2011, my Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster service in 2010 and 2004, my ICRC Steering Committee membership in 2007, my American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board membership in 2004, and my GAO employment in 1997.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/30/marjorie-taylor-greene-vows-i-wont-back-down-as-de/

BREITBART
— Twitter Suspends Spanish Political Party After ‘Stop Islamisation’ Campaign – CHRIS TOMLINSON
https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/01/30/twitter-suspends-spanish-political-party-after-stop-islamisation-campaign/
— Josh Mandel: Keep Ohio Red by Maintaining ‘Trump Coalition’ – SEAN MORAN
(DIERSEN: What did the Republican Party leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality do to maintain a Trump coalition?)
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2021/01/30/josh-mandel-keep-ohio-red-by-maintaining-trump-coalition/
— Joe Biden’s Immigration Plan Will Impact Communities Far from Border – RANDY CLARK
https://www.breitbart.com/border/2021/01/30/clark-joe-bidens-immigration-plan-will-impact-communities-far-from-border/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Poll: Strong Majority of Americans Back the Hyde Amendment – JOHN MCCORMACK
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/poll-strong-majority-of-americans-back-the-hyde-amendment/

LEGAL INSURRECTION
— Activists Seek To Purge Suspected Pro-Trump White House Sign-Language Interpreter
https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/01/activists-seek-to-purge-suspected-pro-trump-white-house-sign-language-interpreter/

BUZZ PAC REVIEW
— Tucker: Dems ‘seem that much more afraid now that Donald Trump has left office.’ But why? – Vivek Saxena
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/30/tucker-dems-seem-that-much-more-afraid-now-that-donald-trump-has-left-office-but-why-1023389/

EPOCH TIMES
— ‘Yes There Is An Enemy Within’: Rep. Marjorie Greene – ALLEN ZHONG
https://www.theepochtimes.com/yes-there-is-an-enemy-within-rep-marjorie-greene_3678619.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-30-3

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Even-increasingly, Democrats push pot and LGBTQ.
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536563-pennsylvania-lt-governor-to-defy-orders-against-weed-lgbtq-rights-flags
— Lawmakers offer bill to repeal cap on SALT deduction – NAOMI JAGODA
(DIERSEN: The SALT cap discourages marriage and it discourages homeownership. It should be increased to $20,000 for married filing jointly.)
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/536533-lawmakers-offer-bill-to-repeal-cap-on-salt-deduction

REUTERS
— U.S. House Democrat Cori Bush to move office after confrontation with Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene – Richard Cowan
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-greene/u-s-house-democrat-to-move-office-after-confrontation-with-republican-lawmaker-idUSKBN29Y2YR?il=0

MSNBC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How to fix what’s wrong with the Republican Party. Joe Biden is offering Republicans unity. Republicans should accept.”
https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/how-fix-what-s-wrong-republican-party-n1256241

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Controversies Are Piling Up. Republicans Are Quiet.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/us/politics/marjorie-taylor-greene-republicans.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s Shadow Lingers Over Divided G.O.P.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/30/us/politics/trump-republicans-impeachment.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, promoter of QAnon’s baseless theories, rose with support from key Republicans.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/greene-qanon-house-trump-republicans/2021/01/30/321b4258-623c-11eb-ac8f-4ae05557196e_story.html

BOSTON HERALD
— Curley: Conservatives need to cut out their thirst for progressive approval
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/30/curley-conservatives-need-to-cut-out-their-thirst-for-progressive-approval/

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE
— It’s a scary time for conservatives – Michael Reagan
https://trib.com/opinion/columns/reagan-its-a-scary-time-for-conservatives/article_447cffe6-b4f3-5462-a3be-729d91ac16d2.html

NPR
— Where Have QAnon Supporters Gone?
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/962358038
— South Carolina GOP Censures Rep. Tom Rice Over Trump Impeachment Vote – JASON SLOTKIN
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/30/962440542/south-carolina-gop-censures-rep-tom-rice-over-trump-impeachment-vote

NEWSWEEK
— George W. Bush Wades Into GOP Civil War as Matt Gaetz Stirs Wyoming Revolt – CHRISTINA ZHAO
https://www.newsweek.com/george-w-bush-wades-gop-civil-war-matt-gaetz-stirs-wyoming-revolt-1565611

AXIOS
— Black Lives Matter movement nominated for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.axios.com/black-lives-matter-nobel-peace-prize-e151417d-c857-4199-b555-be49b8096daf.html

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans are no longer a political party. They’re a mob. Only a handful of Republicans have renounced Trump, or his mob of violent supporters. That’s who their party is now
. (DIERSEN: Every Republican political organization in Illinois should expect that sooner or later, their hate-filled Trump-hating members will call for the organization a) to renounce Trump and b) to terminate their members who fail/refuse to renounce Trump.)
https://www.salon.com/2021/01/30/republicans-are-no-longer-a-political-party-theyre-a-mob/

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The insurrection-loving members of Congress also have anti-LGBTQ histories. The extremism of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Paul Gosar, Andy Biggs and Lauren Boebert includes spewing bigoted remarks and harassing LGBTQ people.” Ever-increasingly, LGBTQ-promoters demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who do not promote LGBTQ. I should write a book about LGBTQ-promoters who demonize, denigrate, and condemn me the most.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/01/insurrection-loving-members-congress-also-anti-lgbtq-histories/

January 10 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey collapses on House floor, taken to hospital Gov. Pritzker wished Bailey a speedy recovery
https://abc7chicago.com/9534487/
— Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/il-lawmakers-discussed-new-controversial-criminal-justice-reform-bill-/9506894/
— Pelosi: House ‘will proceed’ to impeachment of Trump – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/9538199/
— Arnold Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president’ ever, ‘failed leader’ after Capitol riot – CNN
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-trump-worst-president-ever/9533922/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “How Trump’s words, rhetoric have incited violence, including Capitol breach.”
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/how-trumps-words-rhetoric-have-incited-violence/9528818/

NBC5
— Illinois Rep. Darren Bailey Collapses on House Floor In a tweet, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he was “wishing a speedy recovery to Representative Bailey.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-rep-darren-bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/2412847/
— Pelosi Says House Will Impeach Trump Unless VP Forces Ouster. Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania on Sunday joined Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska in calling for Trump to “resign and go away as soon as possible” – Darlene Superville, Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/pelosi-house-will-proceed-to-impeachment-of-trump/2412933/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records Show Fervent Trump Fans Fueled US Capitol Takeover.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/records-show-fervent-trump-fans-fueled-us-capitol-takeover/2412968/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Lawmakers Who Voted Against Biden Are Denounced Back Home.”
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/lawmakers-who-voted-against-biden-are-denounced-back-home/2412860/

CBS2
— ‘I Don’t Want You In The Store, I Don’t Want You Near Me:’ Elmhurst Cigar House Owner Puts Up Sign Reading, ‘Biden Voters Keep Out’ – Jeremy Ross
(DIERSEN: If you oppose “Trump Voters Keep Out” signs you should oppose “Biden Voters Keep Out” signs.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/09/elmhurst-cigar-house-biden-voters-keep-out-sign/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Impeachment process to start Monday morning, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/impeachment-process-to-start-monday-morning-speaker-nancy-pelosi-says

WGN TV
— Illinois health officials report 4,711 new cases of COVID-19, 81 deaths
https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-health-officials-report-4711-new-cases-of-covid-19-81-deaths/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign.”
https://wgntv.com/news/trump-remains-defiant-amid-calls-to-resign/

WGN RADIO
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters Congressmen allege that Trump-supporting Congressmen violate their oaths by supporting Trump.
https://wgnradio.com/news/national/oaths-questioned-as-trumps-backers-fight-against-loss/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Records show fervent Trump fans fueled US Capitol takeover.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-capitol-breach-who-was-there-20210111-l4zns2esifgoja2vx3fpttgnxm-story.html

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers push pot. To push pot on an individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country is to destroy that individual, municipality, township, county, state, or country.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legal-weed-a-booming-business/article_78174ff8-4ace-5b37-8025-8e52edffedab.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Illinois House continues to debate police reform omnibus – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-house-continues-to-debate-police-reform-omnibus/article_76f85cd1-dffb-5eb4-8d6c-cfd7677f56bb.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Gun, ammo sales brisk; many items hard to find – Scott Cousins
https://www.thetelegraph.com/insider/article/Gun-ammo-sales-brisk-many-items-hard-to-find-15859748.php

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS
— Illinois GOP leadership needs vision, tradition – Darren Bailey
(DIERSEN: Who wants to be the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) chairman? I should write a book about IRP chairmen since 2002 — Judy Baar Topinka (2002–2005), Andrew McKenna (2005–2009), Pat Brady (2009–2013), Jack Dorgan (2013–2014), and Tim Schneider (2014–present). I would focus on how the aforesaid got elected. I would focus on how they have treated Republicans like me who support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. In 2005, as an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, I organized a candidate forum in Springfield the evening before the day that the IRP State Central Committee elected McKenna. Attendees included candidates McKenna, Steve McGlynn, John Cox, and Jim Nalepa.)
https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/columns/darren-bailey-guest-columnist-illinois-gop-leadership-needs-vision-tradition/article_beafcfd0-5383-11eb-be60-73903f6adb8b.html

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s legacy on race shadowed by divisive rhetoric, actions.”
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-legacy-on-race-shadowed-by-divisive-rhetoric-actions
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘worst president ever.’
https://foxillinois.com/news/entertainment/arnold-schwarzenegger-calls-president-trump-worst-president-ever

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Trump to visit U.S.-Mexico border Tuesday – AP
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/national/trump-to-visit-u-s-mexico-border-tuesday/

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Recalling Nazis From His Childhood, The Hate-filled Trump-hating Schwarzenegger Decries The Capitol Assault.
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/recalling-nazis-his-childhood-arnold-schwarzenegger-decries-capitol-assault#stream/0
— Trump Is Leaving Office, But His Supporters Are Here To Stay – HANNAH ALLAM
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-leaving-office-his-supporters-are-here-stay#stream/0

NAPERVILLE REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION
— Opposition Defunding IL Police
https://www.facebook.com/NapervilleGOP/

ILLINOIS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
— Petition: Stop Bill HB 163 & Associated Defund the Police Legislation
https://www.ilfop.org/stop-bill-hb-163/

CAPITOL FAX
— House Speaker election updates
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/house-speaker-election-updates/
— Fireworks before vote on House Speaker
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/fireworks-before-vote-on-house-speaker/
— Indivisible Illinois, Chicago NOW, Women’s March Chicago, Illinois NOW join call *** Women’s groups urge vote for woman as new House Speaker – All 19 MJM opponents say they are still together
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/womens-groups-urge-vote-for-woman-as-new-house-speaker-all-19-mjm-opponents-say-they-are-still-together/
— Higher education reform bill unveiled in House; Bill filed to end state wagering prohibition on in-state college games
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/higher-education-reform-bill-unveiled-in-house-bill-filed-to-end-state-wagering-prohibition-on-in-state-college-games/
— AG Raoul lashes out at RAGA over robocalls urging march to US Capitol
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/ag-raoul-lashes-out-at-raga-over-robocalls-urging-march-to-us-capitol/
— Democrats will start voting today on House Speaker’s race
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/democrats-will-start-voting-today-on-house-speakers-race/
— Illinois State Bar Association touts benefits of criminal justice reform bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/illinois-state-bar-association-touts-benefits-of-criminal-justice-reform-bill/
— 4,711 new confirmed and probable cases; 81 additional deaths; 3,527 hospitalized; 740 in ICU; 7.9 percent case positivity rate; 9.1 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/4711-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-81-additional-deaths-3527-hospitalized-740-in-icu-79-percent-case-positivity-rate-91-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— Bailey collapses on House floor
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/10/bailey-collapses-on-house-floor/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pelosi sets timetable for likely Trump impeachment. House Democrats to push resolution pressuring Pence to trigger 25th Amendment. – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/nancy-pelosi-sets-timetable-likely-trump-impeachme/?utm_source=onesignal&utm_campaign=pushnotify&utm_medium=push
— AOC: Dems consider barring Trump from future office in impeachment charges – Ryan Lovelace
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/10/aoc-dems-consider-barring-trump-from-future-office/

FOX NEWS
— Levin: Media ‘exploiting’ Capitol riot to ‘silence conservatives’ as Democrats work to ‘choke the system’ ‘The media have played a huge, huge role in what’s going on in this country,’ says ‘Life, Liberty & Levin’ host – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/mark-levin-capitol-riot-media-exploitation-silence-conservatives
— House vote on Trump impeachment ‘will happen this week’: Rep. Clyburn
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/house-vote-on-trump-impeachment-will-happen-this-week-rep-clyburn
— Big Tech censorship – the Left should be most worried about this conservative purge. Democrats celebrating censorship, and social media companies flaunting their decisions, should be wary. – Jason Rantz
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/big-tech-censorship-left-conservative-purge-jason-rantz
— Bozell: Social media giants ‘canceling conservatives,’ antitrust action needed. Amazon, Apple and Google have taken action against Parler, an alternative social media app drawing conservative users. – Evie Fordham
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/amazon-parler-apple-removal-download-aws-conservatives

BLAZE
— Antifa mob attacks Trump supporters in San Diego But Joe Biden said ‘Antifa’s an idea’ – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/antifa-attack-trump-supporters-san-diego

CBN NEWS
— Parler Suspended From Amazon, Apple, Google; CEO Says It’s a ‘Coordinated Attack by the Tech Giants’ – Andrea Morris
https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2021/january/parler-suspended-from-amazon-apple-google-ceo-says-its-a-coordinated-attack-by-the-tech-giants

DAILY WIRE
— Left-Wing Reporters Demand Twitter Silence Conservative Reporters That Have Done Nothing Wrong – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/left-wing-reporters-demand-twitter-silence-conservative-reporters-that-have-done-nothing-wrong
— ACLU Worries About Social Media’s ‘Unchecked Power To Remove People From Platforms’ After Twitter, Facebook Ban Trump – Ashe Schow
https://www.dailywire.com/news/aclu-worries-about-social-medias-unchecked-power-to-remove-people-from-platforms-after-twitter-facebook-ban-trump

NEWSMAX
— Federalist Publisher: Big Tech Colluding to Destroy Conservative Speech – Eric Mack
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/bigtech-federalist-conservative-socialmedia/2021/01/10/id/1004993/

TOWNHALL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating Kinzinger says “There’s a Better Alternative to Impeachment.”
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2021/01/10/why-rep-kinzinger-backs-invoking-the-25th-amendment-over-impeachment-n2582888
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL) on Sunday said he believes impeaching President Donald Trump isn’t a “smart move.” Instead, he would rather see Vice President Mike Pence invoke the 25th Amendment. “I honestly don’t think impeachment is the smart move because I think it victimizes Donald Trump again, Kinzinger explained to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “… He stirred up a crowd. It was an executive branch attack on the legislative branch, one of the worst days in American history.” The congressman said he would “vote the right way” on whatever articles of impeachment are brought forth. The issue he has is the small amount of time left in Trump’s administration. “I would think it’s the right move if we had more than basically 10 days left of the administration,” Kinzinger said. ” … We’re not going to be able to even get through a trial so, yeah, he’ll be impeached a second time, but also exonerated, in theory, a second time. It depends on how that trial goes. If they do it once he’s out of office, all that. I think there’s a lot of ideas with censor, with preventing him from being able to run again. The reality is we just don’t have a lot of time in this administration left, which is a good thing.”)
— Get Ready for the Biden Gun Grab – Andrew Pollack
https://townhall.com/columnists/andrewpollack/2021/01/10/get-ready-for-the-biden-gun-grab-n2582867

EPOCH TIMES
— Biden Says He Will ‘Defeat the NRA’ While in Office – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/biden-says-he-will-defeat-the-nra-while-in-office_3650623.html
— Rep. Nunes Calls for Racketeering Investigation Into Big Tech Companies Following Parler Ban – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/rep-nunes-calls-for-racketeering-investigation-into-big-tech-companies-following-parler-ban_3650863.html

THE HILL
— Pelosi: Democrats will move to impeach Trump – MIKE LILLIS
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533572-pelosi-democrats-will-impeach-trump
— Lawmakers mount pressure on Trump to leave office – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533542-lawmakers-mount-pressure-on-Trump-to-leave-office
— Kinzinger: Trump’s resignation would be ‘best thing for the country to heal’ – JOSEPH CHOI
https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/533529-kinzinger-trumps-resignation-would-be-best-thing-for-the-country
— GOP and nation grapples with what comes next – NIALL STANAGE
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533545-the-memo-gop-and-nation-grapples-with-what-comes-next

POLITICO
— Pelosi says Democrats will move forward with trying to remove Trump. “We will act with urgency,” she said. – HEATHER CAYGLE and SARAH FERRIS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/pelosi-says-democrats-will-move-forward-with-trying-to-remove-trump-457257
— GOP prepares for battle with new archvillain. Less than 24 hours after Trump’s ban from Twitter, Republicans seized on the issue for the midterm elections and beyond. – DAVID SIDERS
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/10/gop-trump-twitter-ban-big-tech-456866

ABC NEWS
— Trump should resign or be removed by 25th Amendment: Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger Rep. Ocasio-Cortez: Trump was a “clear and present danger,” should be impeached. – Adia Robinson
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-represents-clear-present-danger-congress-country-ocasio/story

NEW YORK TIMES
— House Says It Will Move Swiftly With Impeachment If Pence Won’t Act
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/10/us/joe-trump-biden
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Narcissist in Chief Brings It All Crashing Down. An ending as terrible as it was predictable engulfs the president and the country.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/10/opinion/trump-narcissist-capitol-riots.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump scrambles to find new social network after Twitter ban, as White House prepares to blast big tech – Tony Romm and Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-banned-apps/
— Police departments across the U.S. open probes into whether their own members took part in the Capitol riot – Kim Bellware
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/09/investigating-police-rioters/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— House to Move to Impeach Trump After Push to Have Pence Remove Him From Office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will introduce a resolution on Monday; ‘We will act with urgency’ – Andrew Restuccia, Brent Kendall and Siobhan Hughes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/house-prepares-for-trump-impeachment-could-add-charges-on-georgia-allegations-11610295488

USA TODAY
— YouTube removes Rudy Giuliani podcast video and Steve Bannon’s channel as it cracks down on misinformation – Kelly Tyko
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2021/01/09/trump-twitter-ban-rudy-giuliani-youtube-podcast-video-removed/6611765002/

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
— Schwarzenegger compares mob attack on Capitol to Nazi assault on Jews, calls Trump a ‘failed leader’ – Kellie Hwang
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Schwarzenegger-compares-mob-attack-on-Capitol-to-15859983.php

PBS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “No surprise: Trump left many clues he wouldn’t go quietly.”
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/no-surprise-trump-left-many-clues-he-wouldnt-go-quietly

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Adam Kinzinger Never Felt ‘Real Evil’ More Strongly Than During Pro-Trump Capitol Riot.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adam-kinzinger-never-felt-real-evil-more-strongly-during-pro-trump-capitol-riot-1560343
— Devin Nunes Complains on Fox News ‘Republicans Have No Way to Communicate’ if Parler Taken Down – BENJAMIN FEARNOW
https://www.newsweek.com/devin-nunes-complains-fox-news-republicans-have-no-way-communicate-if-parler-taken-down-1560337

GUARDIAN
— Republicans and Democrats split over freedom of speech
(DIERSEN: RINOs side with Democrats against Republicans. Democrats and RINOs do not want anyone to read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/09/trump-twitter-republicans-democrats

January 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— U.S. Capitol Riot: Illinois congress members call for President Trump to be removed from office. Kinzinger calls on GOP to denounce Trump: “He is no longer the leader of our party, and our party must reject his treasonous acts”
https://abc7chicago.com/us-capitol-news-congress-protest/9431581/

NBC5
— After Rioters Storm US Capitol, State Police Increase Security at Illinois’ Capitol in Springfield
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-state-police-increase-security-at-illinois-capitol-in-springfield/2409608/
— ‘This Mob Was Invited:’ Sen. Durbin Says Trump Wanted Rioters to Disrupt Wednesday Vote Count
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/this-mob-was-invited-sen-durbin-says-trump-wanted-mob-to-disrupt-wednesday-vote-count/2409973/
— Chicago Officials Prepare Security After Rioters Storm US Capitol, Clash With Police – Becca Wood
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-officials-prepare-security-after-rioters-storm-us-capitol-clash-with-police/2409559/
— Illinois Reps. Underwood, Schneider Call for Trump’s Removal After Mob Attacks Capitol
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/illinois-rep-lauren-underwood-calls-for-trumps-removal-after-mob-attacks-capitol/2410094/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Congress certifies Joe Biden’s Electoral College win hours after violent pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol; president vows ‘orderly transition’ of power – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-electoral-college-protests-20210106-mv4gtnvkpvgublb3vgvz765lje-story.html
— Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks Congress to immediately impeach, remove Trump – RICK PEARSON
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-pritzker-calls-for-trump-impeachment-20210107-az3m4vrzfvba5k4v2ybhvyxmpa-story.html
— U.S. Reps. Foster, Casten, Underwood, DuPage GOP chairman Jim Zay condemn ‘attempted coup’ at Capitol – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-elected-officials-capitol-reactions-st-0108-20210106-oxw3trfp4jf7tly3ihfg6snxza-story.html
— Election defeats turning pols into sore losers – CHARLES SELLE
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about those Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 who have lost elections, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers who have blamed me, blamed my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, and blamed what I did as a TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois chairman, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member, Milton Township Republican Organization webmaster, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member the most for their losses.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-sore-losers-st-0107-20210106-4ipixp4gg5bv5gcaa7br4bwvie-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What if crowd who swarmed the US Capitol was Black or Muslim?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/heidi-stevens/ct-heidi-stevens-trump-supporters-mob-capitol-double-standard-0106-20210106-njqyjby45vhx3b3twsem4d257a-story.html
— Trump owns this – JOHN KASS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/john-kass/ct-trump-washington-protests-kass-20210107-iji5pk2j4nh7hlkrn2j3dwi2tq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rioters attack Capitol: Reps. Robin Kelly, Mike Quigley, Brad Schneider trapped in House gallery. The insurrection cast a shadow over what in another time would be the giant story: The Democrats won control of the Senate with the Georgia elections. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22218104/rioters-attack-capitol-rep-robin-kelly-trapped-in-house-gallery-rep-mike-quigley-brad-schneider
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “In final days, Trump does his best to burn down the house. Black protesters would have been stopped before they breached the first barricade.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/6/22217877/capitol-protests-trump-electoral-college-does-his-best-burn-down-the-house

DAILY HERALD
— ‘This is a coup attempt’: What Republican and Democratic reps from Illinois said about Capitol attack – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/this-is-a-coup-attempt-what-republican-and-democratic-reps-from-illinois-said-about-capitol-attack

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Trump pledges orderly transition to Biden presidency. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th,” Trump said in a statement posted on Twitter by an aide early this morning.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/trump-pledges-orderly-transition-biden-presidency
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Weed investors are seeing green as Dems take control of Senate. Local marijuana companies including GTI and Cresco could benefit from the shift in power. – JOHN PLETZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/weed-investors-are-seeing-green-dems-take-control-senate

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— Will lame duck session be painful for taxpayers? – Scott Reeder
https://www.daily-journal.com/opinion/columnists/scott-reeder-will-lame-duck-session-be-painful-for-taxpayers/article_c2f13d0c-4f4d-11eb-b2a5-9bc34f3e8d63.html

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— LaHood calls Wednesday Capitol raid ‘one of the most shameful things I have seen’
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lahood-calls-wednesday-capitol-raid-one-of-the-most-shameful-things-i-have-seen/article_697cf175-9f8b-5a75-96fc-4b0f27800a97.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— If Trump rioters had been black, Capitol streets would’ve been blood-red. Did anybody think things could go so far, so wrong, so un-American? – Phil Luciano
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/columns/luciano/2021/01/06/if-trump-terrorists-had-been-black-capitol-wouldve-been-blood-red/6570903002/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Lame duck session not always good for those about to be goosed – Scott Reeder
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/columns/scott-reeder-lame-duck-session-not-always-good-for-those-about-to-be-goosed/article_61a65355-f5c1-577f-9b85-6db9d1775e30.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Plummer, McClure named to Senate leadership team
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/McClure-named-to-Senate-leadership-team-15848659.php

KANKAKEE DAILY JOURNAL
— ‘This isn’t America:’ Local leaders react to chaos in D.C. – Lee Provost
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/local/this-isnt-america-local-leaders-react-to-chaos-in-d-c/article_246173a4-5066-11eb-8ace-4f237afed1ae.html
— Pandemic response, budget, Black Caucus agenda on table for ‘lame duck’ session – Peter Hancock
https://www.daily-journal.com/news/illinois/pandemic-response-budget-black-caucus-agenda-on-table-for-lame-duck-session/article_14e29b9e-5064-11eb-9d84-672947f6b3a3.html

SUBURBAN LIFE
— DuPage County surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 deaths with 13 reported Wednesday, fourth-deadliest day of the pandemic – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/coronavirus/2021/01/07/dupage-county-surpasses-1000-covid-19-deaths-with-13-reported-wednesday-fourth-deadliest-day-of-the-pandemic/
— DuPage County reports that over 18,000 healthcare workers have received COVID-19 vaccine, second dose to start this week – Joshua Welge
https://www.shawlocal.com/my-suburban-life/news/dupage-county/2021/01/06/dupage-county-reports-that-over-18000-healthcare-workers-have-received-covid-19-vaccine-second-dose-to-start-this-week/

FOX ST. LOUIS
— ‘Republicans stand for law and order’ Illinois GOP denounces DC demonstrations – AP
https://fox2now.com/news/republicans-stand-for-law-and-order-illinois-gop-denounces-dc-demonstrations/

FOX ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Capitol riot product of years of hateful rhetoric.” I should write books about the hatred that hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters have promoted against Trump and against his supporters. 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump, 193,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump, 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump, and 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/experts-capitol-riot-product-of-years-of-hateful-rhetoric
— Gov. Pritzker calls for impeachment, removal of President Trump
(DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will Pritzker officially banish from Illinois the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump?)
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/gov-pritzker-calls-for-impeachment-removal-of-president-trump

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO
— Missouri And Illinois Leaders Condemn Violent Attack On U.S. Capitol – Jason Rosenbaum
https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2021-01-06/missouri-and-illinois-leaders-condemn-violent-attack-on-u-s-capitol

MDJ ONLINE
— Darren Bailey calls fellow Republican Adam Kinzinger a Democrat, demands he resign – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/illinois-state-lawmaker-calls-republican-kinzinger-a-democrat-demands-he-resign/article_e65310f5-f1fa-528b-803b-ba64ddb5dd00.html

WQAD
— Supporters of President Trump march in Rock Island to protest certification of 2020 election. Roughly two dozen protestors gathered carrying signs and shouting slogans like “Stop the Steal,” echoing the president’s claims that the election was rigged. – Luke Cleary
(DIERSEN: 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://www.wqad.com/article/news/politics/elections/trump-supporters-march-in-rock-island/526-82b9e8ae-9b7d-4bdc-9166-131c34c69604

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Examining How The Trump Years Helped To Shape The Media.”
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/how-trump-years-helped-shape-media#stream/0
— After Chaos, Insurrection And Death, Pro-Trump Rioters Defy D.C. Curfew – VANESSA ROMO
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/after-chaos-insurrection-and-death-pro-trump-rioters-defy-dc-curfew#stream/0

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
— “Patriots”: Illinois Trump supporters protest election results at state capitol – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/06/patriots-illinois-trump-supporters-protest-election-results-at-state-capitol/

WQAD
— Insurrection marks moment of reckoning for Republicans – AP
https://www.wqad.com/article/news/nation-world/moment-of-reckoning-for-gop/507-9edd579f-e871-4aac-a819-5a8fc4f63d4c

DEERFIELD PATCH
— Schneider Calls On Invocation Of 25th Amendment to Remove Trump. U.S. Rep Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) denounces Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by a “radical mob.” – Eric DeGrechie,
https://patch.com/illinois/deerfield/schneider-calls-invocation-25th-amendment-remove-trump

BURR RIDGE PATCH
— Burr Ridge Mayor’s Election Petition Challenged. Resident points to errors that he says warrant the mayor’s removal as a candidate. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/burrridge/burr-ridge-mayors-election-petition-challenged

CHICAGO NOW
— When Democrats successfully overturned an election – Dennis Byrne
http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2021/01/when-democrats-successfully-overturned-an-election/

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Who and What Caused the Capitol Assault – Laurie Higgins
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/who-and-what-caused-the-capitol-assault/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Congress affirms Biden win; Trump vows ‘orderly transition’ – S.A. Miller
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/congress-affirms-biden-win-trump-vows-orderly-tran/
— FBI asks public for help identifying Capitol rioters – Jeff Mordock
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/7/fbi-asks-public-help-identifying-capitol-rioters/

CNS NEWS
— Kinzinger on Trump Protesters Storming the Capitol Building: ‘We Don’t Do Stuff Like This’ – Melanie Arter
https://www.cnsnews.com/article/washington/melanie-arter/kinzinger-trump-protesters-storming-capitol-building-we-dont-do

DAILY CALLER
— Patriots Do Not Storm Their Nation’s Capital – Editorial
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/editorial-board-patriots-do-not-storm-their-nations-capitol/
— Georgia’s Republican Election Chief Blames Trump For Sparking ‘Civil War’ That Lost Republicans The Senate – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/gabriel-sterling-georiga-election-official-trump-republican-senate-runoff/
— Trump Waged All-Out War Against Georgia Republicans On Twitter While Ignoring Warnock And Ossoff In Leadup To Runoffs – ANDREW KERR
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/trump-twitter-raphael-warnock-jon-ossoff/

EPOCH TIMES
— Facebook, Twitter Lock Trump Out of His Account for the First Time. Social platforms remove video of Trump calling on protesters to leave the Capitol in peace. – MIMI NGUYEN LY
https://www.theepochtimes.com/twitter-locks-president-trump-out-of-his-account-for-the-first-time_3646854.html

THE HILL
— Jeff Flake to Republicans: ‘There is power in standing up to the rank corruptions of a demagogue’ – DOMINICK MASTRANGELO
(DIERSEN: Will Republican organizations officially get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? How much pressure will there be on the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization to get rid of their members who did not “stand up” to Trump? 2,446,891 in Illinois voted for Trump. 93,611 in DuPage County voted for Trump. 20,080 in Milton Township voted for Trump. 157 in my precinct voted for Trump.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/532861-jeff-flake-to-republicans-there-is-power-in-standing-up-to-the-rank-corruptions-of-a

POLITICO
— The racial contradictions of Trump’s ‘law and order’ mantra. Police treatment of the Capitol rioters “says a lot about who is an enemy combatant and who is not.” – SABRINA RODRIGUEZ, MAYA KING and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/donald-trump-law-and-order-mantra-racial-455714


— Bidenworld hopes Capitol chaos gives GOP a ‘shock to the system.’ Those close to the president-elect believe the shocking siege of Congress bolsters his calls for unity. – NATASHA KORECKI, ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN and MEGAN CASSELLA
(DIERSEN: 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://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/capitol-chaos-biden-react-455694
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “He screwed the country. Trump loyalty disintegrates. Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riot will reverberate for years, shaping Trump’s legacy and pushing Republicans to confront the GOP’s future.”
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/06/trump-loyalty-capitol-attack-455667

CNN
— Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transition after riot and Biden win certification. – Allie Malloy and Veronica Stracqualursi
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html
— Kinzinger says “despicable” Capitol riots were started by not telling people the truth
https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/congress-electoral-college-vote-count-2021/h_33c7a29498615e9e2eaff551b2d0f45b
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “An unchained Trump threatens more mayhem in his final dangerous days.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/donald-trump-electoral-college-capitol-riot/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Isolated Trump reluctantly pledges ‘orderly’ transition after inciting mob.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/politics/trump-biden-us-capitol-electoral-college-insurrection/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Kinzinger says Republicans should ‘very ashamed’ as protesters storm the Capitol
https://www.nbcnews.com/video/rep-kinzinger-says-republicans-should-very-ashamed-as-protesters-storm-the-capitol-98944581853
— Trump loyalists push evidence-free claims that antifa activists fueled mob. The claims are typical of many that arise during major news events and particularly violent acts; fringe communities often label them “false flag” attacks. – Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/trump-loyalists-push-evidence-free-claims-antifa-activists-fueled-mob-n1253176
— Law enforcement officials across the U.S. shocked by police failure to stop Capitol invasion. Ex-Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said police shouldn’t have been surprised by the actions of pro-Trump protesters given the heated rhetoric of 2020. – Tom Winter and Andrew Blankstein
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/law-enforcement-officials-across-u-s-shocked-police-failure-stop-n1253193

CBS NEWS
— 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol – JORDAN FREIMAN
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-supporters-us-capitol-4-dead/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say that “Trump supporters” assaulted the Capitol. 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://www.cbsnews.com/live-updates/trump-us-capitol-secured-dc-protest/

YAHOO NEWS
— VP Mike Pence Avoids Questions About 25th Amendment
https://news.yahoo.com/vp-mike-pence-avoids-questions-130400538.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “Trump openly condones supporters who violently stormed the Capitol, prompting Twitter to lock his account.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-protesters.html
— FRONT PAGE: A Mob and the Breach of Democracy: The Violent End of the Trump Era. Those who warned of worst-case scenarios under President Trump — only to be dismissed as alarmists — found some of their darkest fears realized in the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday. – Peter Baker
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/06/us/politics/trump-congress.html

NEW YORK POST
— Ashli Babbitt, protester killed at Capitol, was Air Force vet from California – Elizabeth Rosner and Kate Sheehy
https://nypost.com/2021/01/06/protester-killed-in-capitol-was-air-force-vet-from-california/

WASHINGTON POST
— Capitol breach prompts urgent questions about security failures – Carol D. Leonnig, Aaron C. Davis, Dan Lamothe and David A. Fahrenthold
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/capitol-breach-security-failures/2021/01/06/e1e09b80-5061-11eb-b96e-0e54447b23a1_story.html
— The National Guard has been called out in Washington, D.C. Here’s what you need to know. Attempts to use the National Guard for partisan purposes would be highly controversial. – Jim Golby and Carrie A. Lee
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/07/national-guard-has-been-called-out-washington-dc-heres-what-you-need-know/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump has shown an incomprehensible indifference to mayhem.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/06/trump-has-shown-an-incomprehensible-indifference-mayhem/
— For a divided country, riot at the U.S. Capitol becomes one more flash point – Jimmy Magahern, Jenna Johnson and Griff Witte
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-reaction-capitol-riots/2021/01/06/ac0f96ba-5042-11eb-b2e8-3339e73d9da2_story.html
— Trump’s supporters think they’re being patriotic. And that’s the problem. Incendiary rhetoric has long prompted dangerous violence in the name of national defense – Christine Adams
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/01/07/trumps-supporters-think-theyre-being-patriotic-thats-problem/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Don’t let the appalling mob attack on the Capitol obscure the GOP’s shameful enabling.”
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-01-07/trump-riots-u-s-capitol

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “How the Trump term had to end.”
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-a-humiliating-spectacle-for-the-us-20210107-6xkg7jzpovcyxkew63sd7aagne-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— The Republican Party Is in Disarray. The Senate is lost, the GOP is bitterly split and Trump’s actions have consequences. – Karl Rove
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-republican-party-is-in-disarray-11609975948
— Donald Trump Turned Georgia Blue. His relentless attacks on the state’s election apparatus likely depressed Republican turnout. – Michael Barone
https://www.wsj.com/articles/donald-trump-turned-georgia-blue-11609976086
— World Leaders Are Shocked, Worried by Trump Supporters’ Actions at U.S. Capitol. Some see echoes of Europe’s fascist past and Latin America’s turbulence; ‘a profound deterioration of the democratic image of the country’ – Valentina Pop and Ryan Dube
(DIERSEN: 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://www.wsj.com/articles/world-leaders-are-shocked-worried-by-storming-of-u-s-capitol-by-trump-supporters-11609971098

FORBES
— ‘They Will Get Primaried’: Trump, His Allies, Threaten Republicans Who Won’t Object To Electoral College – Jack Brewster
(DIERSEN: Will Adam Kinzinger, Joe Wash, and Pat Brady primary all Republican candidates in Illinois who did not stand with them against Trump from the beginning?)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2021/01/06/they-will-get-primaried-trump-allies-threaten-republicans-who-wont-object-to-electoral-college/

BALTIMORE SUN
— Capitol attack renews talk of removing Trump with 25th Amendment. Here’s how that would work. – MARK Z. BARABAK
(DIERSEN: My Democrat IRS superiors were furious about Nixon. They took their anger against Nixon out on me, one of their very few Republican employees.)
https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-25th-amendment-20210107-s6gqna3whzcsbemh6pirngrowm-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The amendment also lays out how to replace a vice president. The first use of the amendment occurred in 1973 when President Nixon chose Rep. Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to fill the vacancy after Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned in October 1973. Ford, in turn, became president when Nixon quit in August 1974. Ford then chose former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his vice president.)

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Every Trump Loyalist Is Complicit in the President’s Incitement of Sedition.” Who will be demonized, denigrated, condemned, and gotten rid of as being a Trump loyalist in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois. Republican Precinct Committeemen/Captains are required to support those who win Republican primaries. Since I became a Republican Precinct Committeeman in 1999, I have supported all those who have won Republican primaries.
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-mob-incitement-capitol-riot-washington-storm-congress.html

FORD AUTHORITY
— Ford UAW Workers Get Better Benefits As 400 Temp Employees Become Permanent – Brett Foote
(DIERSEN: My Democrat Post Office superiors succeeded in forcing me to resign in 1969 when I was 20 years old just before I would have had 3 years seniority, and therefore greater employee rights.)
https://fordauthority.com/2021/01/ford-uaw-workers-get-better-benefits-as-400-temp-employees-become-permanent/

GUARDIAN
— Democrats’ Georgia success reshapes US political landscape – Lauren Gambino and David Smith
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/06/democrats-georgia-success-reshapes-us-political-landscape

December 29 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Stimulus update: McConnell blocks House bill for $2K checks. However, McConnell says he will ‘begin a process’ to bring $2,000 checks to the table. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/mcconnell-blocks-house-bill-for-$2k-stimulus-checks/9164433/
— Biden criticizes pace of COVID-19 vaccine rollout, vows to accelerate – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/biden-criticizes-pace-of-vaccine-rollout-vows-to-accelerate/9176119/

NBC5
— Illinois Reports 5,644 New Coronavirus Cases, 106 Additional Deaths Tuesday. Illinois saw another uptick in COVID-19 positivity rates Tuesday.
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-5644-new-coronavirus-cases-106-additional-deaths-tuesday/2404236/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Boston removes statue of slave kneeling before Abraham Lincoln – William J. Kole
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/boston-removes-statue-of-slave-kneeling-before-abraham-lincoln

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Kinzinger not ruling out bid for governor | Why Lipinski voted against $2,000 payments | Chicago’s surge in homicides tied to COVID-19, Mayor Lightfoot says – LISA
DONOVAN (DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters want Kinzinger to drive out of the Republican Party the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-kinzinger-aspirations-trump-lipinski-payments-newman-spin-20201229-ppv4i2vptbhppoz256olss4auu-story.html
— Illinois weed sales on pace to top $1 billion in year one of recreational sales, with plenty of room to grow – ROBERT CHANNICK
(DIERSEN: To push pot on a country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual is to destroy that country, state, county, township, municipality, or individual.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-weed-illinois-growth-outlook-20201229-4jtr4bhmrncr7mfo2boxyp2s5u-story.html
— Recounts in Underwood-Oberweis, DuPage auditor and 2 other races don’t change election results
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-vote-recount-results-st-1230-20201229-wedw5j6xjra6xj7zojaljb5bkq-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 5,644 new COVID-19 cases and 106 more deaths reported as Wisconsin removed from ‘red’ tier states in Chicago travel order and city’s health commissioner gets Pfizer vaccine
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20201229-ph3d3wuzdjbm5apsmfgpwvmoci-story.html
— What I learned about white privilege through 150 interviews across America – LOREN GHIGLIONE
(DIERSEN: In my defense, I would ask my critics/opponents, if I benefitted so much from White privilege, why did I do yard work and deliver newspapers 1962-1964; wash dishes 1964-1966; clean golf shoes, chip slag, and pump gasoline in 1966; deliver mail 1966-1969; work on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sell tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pump gasoline 1971-1972; collect delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audit federal agencies 1980-1997. According to my critics/opponents, the aforesaid jobs were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-race-america-20201229-ljwibunpqjgwhj44ytd6to54sy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Former DuPage County auditor Bob Grogan wants full recount after losing by 75 votes – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201229/former-dupage-county-auditor-wants-full-recount-after-losing-by-75-votes
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In the petition, Grogan says 436 paper ballots cast Election Day in three precincts are invalid because election judges were required to initial the paper ballots, but did not do so. All the precincts voted at a polling place at First Christian Church in Downers Grove. The petition says an examination of those ballots in December shows 259 votes were for White and 177 votes for Grogan. If all those votes were tossed, Grogan would be the winner, according to the petition. It also alleges that election judges failed to initial 240 vote-by-mail paper ballots — 148 for White and 92 for Grogan. The petition also states there were an unexplained additional 1,626 ballots cast, compared to the number of people that voted; and that electronic voting machines favored White. The machines were available for use by people who had disabilities, including visual and hearing impairments. The petition alleges the machines highlighted White’s name, leading people to vote for him. Republicans pointed out the issue with the machines during the early-voting period. The petition says the machines would first highlight the office being voted. But if the voter didn’t select a candidate within 10 seconds, the machine would then highlight the first candidate listed, which were Democrats. The clerk agreed to put stickers on the machines warning people, but by then approximately 120,000 people had voted by machine, according to the petition. “I’m confident that I will prevail in the litigation,” said White, adding that Grogan was pursuing “technicalities” to invalidate votes. During the discovery recount, ballots from 286 of the county’s 930 precincts were recounted. Pat Bond, the county’s election attorney, said the disputed ballots in the three precincts in Downers Grove were initialed electronically in the poll book. Judges were instructed to sign there and on the ballot. he said, because state law only refers to paper ballots.)

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Pritzker Yielded More Power in 2020 Than Typical of Office – Cole Lauterbach
http://www.altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=316466#.X-u_vhl_OM8

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— Some GOP senators warm to $2K stimulus checks – Raquel Martin
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/some-gop-senators-warm-to-2k-stimulus-checks/

NPR ILLINOIS
— Gallup Poll: President Trump And Michelle Obama Most Admired Man And Woman In America – DUSTIN JONES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/gallup-poll-president-trump-and-michelle-obama-most-admired-man-and-woman-america#stream/0

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump lashes out at GOP after override vote on defense bill – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/connect-to-congress/trump-lashes-out-at-gop-after-override-vote-on-defense-bill

JOLIET PATCH
— 1,600 Marijuana Convictions Expunged In Will County. Will County Chief Judge Dan Kennedy said, “Restorative justice is important to Will County and to our society as a whole.” –
John Ferak (DIERSEN: To have used pot illegally is to have demonstrated disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/1-600-marijuana-convictions-expunged-will-county

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Kelly: Rep. Kinzinger has Destroyed His Future with GOP
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#kelly-rep-kinzinger-has-destroyed-his-future-with-gop

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township Road District Tax Levy Suit Against Trustees Lost, Allowing Next Year’s Levy Cut over $900,000 to Stand
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/mchenry-township-road-district-levy-suit-against-trustees-lost-allowing-next-years-levy-cut-over-900000-to-stand/
— No Decision in Algonquin Township Abolition Petition Objection Hearing
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/no-decision-in-algonquin-township-abolition-petition-hearing/
— Charges Modified Against Antioch Resident Kyle Rittenhouse
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/rittenhouse122920/
— IL-14: Lauren Underwood Seeking District Residents for Advisory Councils
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/underwood122920/
— McHenry County Departments Exploring Impact of Consolidating Algonquin Township into McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/12/29/mchenry-county-departments-exploring-impact-of-consolidating-algonquin-township-into-mchenry-county/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— American youth too flabby to defend nation, retired generals say – Mike Glenn (DIERSEN: In 1966, when I was 18 years old, I was 1-A for the draft notwithstanding the fact that my eyesight could not be corrected to 20/20, that I had partial red/green color blindness, and that I could not run because I had Osgood-Schlatter disease (SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osgood%E2%80%93Schlatter_disease ).)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/28/military-recruiting-crisis-looms-us-youth-too-flab/

DAILY WIRE
— CNBC Survey: Vast Majority Of Top Investors Believe Stocks Will Be ‘Worse’ Under Biden – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/vast-majority-of-top-investors-believe-stocks-will-be-worse-under-biden

PJ MEDIA
— It’s Official: Trump Is the Most Admired Man in America, Edging Out the Top Democrat – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/29/its-official-trump-is-the-most-admired-man-in-america-edging-out-the-top-democrat-n1290746
— Democrats Are Right to Worry About the Georgia Runoffs – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/29/democrats-are-right-to-worry-about-the-georgia-runoffs-but-dont-get-cocky-n1291175

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump: Unless Republicans Have ‘Death Wish,’ Must Approve $2,000 Stimulus Checks – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-unless-republicans-have-death-wish-must-approve-2000-stimulus-checks_3636384.html

POLITICO
— How state marijuana legalization became a boon for corruption. By making local officials the gatekeepers for million-dollar businesses, states created a breeding ground for bribery and favoritism. – MONA ZHANG
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/27/marijuana-legalization-corruption-450529

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQers crow about their success in destroying those who do not promote LGBTQ.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/12/six-2020-victories-lgbtq-community/

December 17 Evening Edition

WGN TV
— US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus
https://wgntv.com/news/us-jobless-claims-rise-to-885000-amid-resurgence-of-virus/

NBC5
— Illinois Overpaid Coronavirus Unemployment Claims: Now The State Wants Its Money Back. Workers who received unemployment benefits through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program are now on the hook to repay some of the money. – Lisa Parker and Courtney Copenhagen
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/illinois-overpaid-coronavirus-unemployment-claims-now-the-state-wants-its-money-back/2397597/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— DuPage County receives 13,650 doses of COVID-19 vaccine
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/dupage-county-receives-13650-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY’S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS, ON COOK COUNTY, AND ON CHICAGO TIGHTENS: Black lawmakers in Springfield look to take on criminal justice reform, systemic racism in lame duck session – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/12/16/22179373/legislative-black-caucus-criminal-justice-reform-illinois-springfield-kimberly-lightford
— A police raid on a terrorized innocent woman shouts out for true reform. We are scandalized that once again we are left with questions about the conduct of Chicago police that we hoped we would never have to ask again. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/17/22187531/chicago-police-raid-terrorized-innocent-woman-shouts-out-true-reform

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois and dozens of other states sue Google, allege search giant is illegal monopoly – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-google-antitrust-lawsuit-20201217-ydgdjbq6xbhqxgzw6f7wpffm6q-story.html
— Count the failures in CPD’s botched raid. There are plenty. – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-police-anjanette-young-lightfoot-20201217-bfjc4exlhrfsdnd35dwtri3mqy-story.html
— People are using more alcohol, weed and drugs because of COVID-19. If you’re in over your head, we have help. – STEPHANIE REYNOLDS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/living/health/ct-life-alcohol-weed-drugs-health-covid-19-roundup-20201217-qquxy3hrgjcrjjhqiegwfjo6jm-story.html
— EEOC guidance: Yes, employers can require the COVID-19 vaccine – ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-employer-covid-vaccination-eeoc-guidance-20201217-u5skkon6mvbcziedh5tagydepi-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In essence, the EEOC said employers can require that employees get inoculated as a condition of going to work, unless an employee declines because of a disability or a sincerely held religious belief. In such cases, the employer must offer a reasonable accommodation to the employee, such as working remotely, as long as the accommodation doesn’t cause “undue hardship” for the employer. If there is no accommodation possible, then an employer may prohibit the employee from entering the premises but not necessarily fire the worker. The employer must see if the employee has any other rights under federal or local laws, including the ability to take unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, before an employer can exclude a worker from the physical worksite, the employer must determine if the unvaccinated employee presents a significant risk in harm to health or safety that cannot be eliminated or reduced through reasonable accommodations.)
— Cook County becomes largest county to officially recognize Juneteenth as paid holiday for its employees – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-juneteenth-cook-county-paid-holiday-20201217-qbrw7gmokragrltyie45cm3yli-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Northfield Republicans present township candidates
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201216/northfield-republicans-present-township-candidates

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Illinois helped fuel unexpected rise in national jobless claims. Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits jumped to the highest level in three months, reflecting rising claims here and in California.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/employment/illinois-helped-fuel-unexpected-rise-national-jobless-claims
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/deals-show-desire-cash-illinois-weed-market

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Vaccines roll out as virus deaths keep rising – Ron DeBrock
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Vaccines-roll-out-as-virus-deaths-keep-rising-15812511.php

NPR ILLINOIS
— Google Hit With Another Lawsuit Challenging Its Dominance – SHANNON BOND
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/google-hit-another-lawsuit-challenging-its-dominance#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Illinois Sues Google For Alleged Illegal Search Engine Monopoly. “Google’s actions have not only negatively affected competition … but have also risked the privacy of consumers,” IL AG Kwame Raoul said. – J. Ryne Danielson
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/il-sues-google-alleged-illegal-search-engine-monopoly

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— PENSIONS SET TO CONSUME 29% OF ILLINOIS’ BUDGET AMID $7 BILLION DEBT INCREASE – Adam Schuster
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/pensions-set-to-consume-29-of-illinois-budget-amid-7-billion-debt-increase/
— ILLINOIS UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS APPROACHING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN LEVELS – Brad Weisenstein
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-unemployment-claims-approaching-covid-19-lockdown-levels/

CAPITOL FAX
— 8,828 new confirmed and probable cases; 181 additional deaths; 4,751 hospitalized; 1,056 in the ICU; 8.4 percent case positivity rate; 10.0 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/17/8828-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-181-additional-deaths-4751-hospitalized-1056-in-the-icu-84-percent-case-positivity-rate-100-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Georgia announces signature matching review in all counties – Alex Swoyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/dec/17/georgia-announces-signature-matching-review-all-co/

GOPUSA
— Mitt Romney Illustrates How To Lose, Boosts Biden, Not So Sure ‘Trumpism Is Going Away’
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99318
— Money From Facebook’s Zuckerberg Used To Undermine Election, Violate Law
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99376
— Media Gets An F For Mocking Trump Claim Vaccine Could Be Available By The End Of The Year
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99332
— Pelosi, The Press, And The 25th Amendment — Parts Of A Plan? – Chad Groening
https://www.gopusa.com/pelosi-the-press-and-the-25th-amendment-parts-of-a-plan/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— 74 Million-Plus Americans Won’t Sit Down and Shut Up (DIERSEN: 2,446,891 voted for Trump in Illinois. 193,611 voted for Trump in DuPage County. 20,080 in voted for Trump in Milton Township. 157 voted for Trump in my precinct.)
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/12/16/74-million-plus-americans-are-mad-as-hell/

BLAZE
— Health care worker without history of allergies hospitalized in ICU following severe allergic reaction after receiving COVID-19 vaccine – Sarah Taylor
https://www.theblaze.com/news/health-care-worker-hospitalized-covid-vaccine
— Sen. Rand Paul says voter ‘fraud happened’ and ‘the election in many ways was stolen’ Will the Kentucky Republican challenge the Electoral College votes? – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/sen-rand-paul-says-voter-fraud-happened-and-the-election-in-many-ways-was-stolen

DAILY CALLER
— New Jobless Claims Increase To 885,000, Economists Expected 808,000 – THOMAS CATENACCI
https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/17/new-jobless-claims-increase-above-economists-expectations/

FEDERALIST
— With Election Over, Facebook and Twitter Pause Some Efforts To Crush Conservatives – Jordan Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/17/with-election-over-facebook-and-twitter-pause-some-efforts-to-crush-conservatives/

NEWSMAX
— It’s Over? ‘Not My President’ to Be Taken to New Heights – Sid Dinerstein
https://www.newsmax.com/siddinerstein/its-over-democrats-defections-cheat/2020/12/16/id/1001854/

LAKE SUPERIOR NEWS
— Identity politics is an evil virus spreading across society – Gerry Bowler
https://lakesuperiornews.com/Opinion/identity-politics-is-an-evil-virus-spreading-across-society

POLITICO
— Top Biden aide walks back expletive description of Republicans. “I used some words that I probably could have chosen better,” Jen O’Malley Dillon said of her recent interview with Glamour magazine. – QUINT FORGEY and MATTHEW CHOI
https://www.politico.com/news/2020/12/17/biden-aide-republicans-description-447703

CNN
— House conservative pushes back on ‘surrender caucus’ after McConnell urges senators to let election results stand – Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz
By Manu Raju and Daniella Diaz
https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/16/politics/mo-brooks-surrender-caucus/index.html

NBC NEWS
— Virginia GOP censures lawmaker who officiated gay wedding. Rep. Denver Riggleman went “against the values and principles of the Republican party” by officiating the same-sex nuptials, the unanimous resolution stated. – Cynthia Silva (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the 2006 effort to get the Illinois Center Right Coalition to censure me for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails.)
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/virginia-gop-censures-lawmaker-who-officiated-gay-wedding-n1251524

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— These Are the U.S. Antitrust Cases Facing Google, Facebook and Others. Various federal agencies and state attorneys general are launching competition-focused probes and lawsuits against Big Tech. – John D. McKinnon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/these-are-the-u-s-antitrust-cases-facing-google-facebook-and-others-11608150564

NEWSWEEK
— ‘Can Trump Still Win Election?’ Searches Surge As Supporters Hope for Miracle – DARRAGH ROCHE
https://www.newsweek.com/can-trump-still-win-election-searches-surge-supporters-hope-miracle-1555524

PRESS GAZETTE
— Most popular subscription news websites in the world revealed – William Turvill (DIERSEN: The list includes: New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Atlantic, Telegraph, McClatchy, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, New Yorker, Boston Globe, and Minneapolis Star Tribune.)
https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/news-publishers-surpassed-100000-digital-subscriptions/

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s New Brand Is Loser.”
https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-trumps-washington/trumps-new-brand-is-loser

December 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID Update: IL reports record-high 238 COVID-19 deaths, 9,757 cases – Jessica D’Onofrio, Mark Rivera and Evelyn Holmes
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-238-covid-19-deaths-shattering-may-record-/8441267/

CBS2
— As ComEd Bribery Defendants Appear In Court, Some Illinois GOP Lawmakers Call For Speaker Mike Madigan To Resign And Leave State Government – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/02/as-comed-bribery-defendants-appear-in-court-some-illinois-gop-lawmakers-call-for-speaker-mike-madigan-to-resign-and-leave-state-government/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Recount in DuPage County auditor race separated by 75 votes to start Monday – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-dupage-county-auditor-discovery-recount-st-1204-20201203-c2w56odjw5c5to2lyg3hn43yyy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: A recount has also been requested by DuPage County Forest Preserve District board District 4 candidate Tim Whelan, and will also be done next week, Bond said. . .Bond said Grogan will pay $10 per precinct for the partial recount. If 230 precincts are recounted, the bill will be about $2,300. Grogan has asked his supporters to help him cover the expense. “This is not a free process so I am asking you for assistance,” his post on social media said.)
— Illinois reports 238 COVID-19 deaths, the most in a single day since the pandemic began – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-record-deaths-20201202-tgw6c6kyfneg5ac5ktix6zfcy4-story.html
— How did your neighbors vote for president, Senate and the graduated-rate income tax amendment? Search our city and suburban map to find out. – CHAD YODER and JONATHON BERLIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-viz-2020-election-precinct-map-20201202-dao2rj6u3bezxfvde2fmadzj6i-htmlstory.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Last throes of Trump’s presidency turn ugly — even dangerous.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-election-aftermath-20201203-l7ewibwwfrfdhjqexjhbtz6z7y-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales on pace to top $1 billion in 2020, expert says The prediction came as the state announced another $75 million in recreational sales took place in November, similar to the record haul in October. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/12/2/22146660/illinois-weed-sales-could-top-1-billion-in-2020-expert-says

DAILY HERALD
— One last political squabble for Lauzen throws Kane County newsletter into limbo – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201202/one-last-political-squabble-for-lauzen-throws-kane-county-newsletter-into-limbo

WTTW
— More Lawmakers Turn Against Madigan 4 defendants plead not guilty to ComEd bribery charges – Amanda Vinicky and Alexandra Silets
https://news.wttw.com/2020/12/02/spotlight-politics-more-lawmakers-turn-against-madigan

HINSDALE PATCH
— How Many Section 8-Type Vouchers in Hinsdale? In Illinois, landlords are allowed to discriminate against voucher recipients. – David Giuliani
https://patch.com/illinois/hinsdale/how-many-section-8-type-vouchers-hinsdale

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Joliet Township Officials learn the hard way – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/joliet-township-officials-learn-the-hard-way/
— DuPage Township Republicans Unanimously Slated Candidates – JM KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/dupage-township-republicans-unanimously-slated-candidates/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— 4 MADIGAN ASSOCIATES PLEAD ‘NOT GUILTY’ TO FEDERAL CHARGES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/4-madigan-associates-plead-not-guilty-to-federal-charges.html
— ILLINOIS REPORTS HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID-RELATED DEATHS IN 24 HOURS: 238
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/illinois-reports-highest-number-of-covid-related-deaths-in-24-hours-238-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House Judiciary Committee launches its own probe into massive outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/house-judiciary-committee-launches-its-own-probe-into-massive-outbreak-at-lasalle-veterans-home/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/covid-19-roundup-61/
— 9,757 new confirmed and probable cases; 238 additional deaths; 5,764 hospitalized; 1,190 in the ICU; 10.6 percent case positivity rate; 12.5 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/9757-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-238-additional-deaths-5764-hospitalized-1190-in-the-icu-106-percent-case-positivity-rate-125-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— 24 percent of LaSalle Veterans Home residents have now been killed by coronavirus, 89 percent infected
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/02/24-percent-of-illinois-veterans-home-residents-have-now-been-killed-by-coronavirus-89-percent-infected/

GOPUSA
— WHISTLEBLOWERS: 200,000 Ballots Just Disappeared; 100,000 Illegal Votes Backdated – Bobby Eberle
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=98619

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— Who Funds The Statue-Topplers? This summer, a prominent statue of Christopher Columbus was destroyed by activist vandals. But this was no spontaneous act of passion. – DECLAN LEARY
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/who-funds-the-statue-topplers/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Team to File Lawsuit: 40,000 People Voted Twice in Nevada – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-team-claims-40000-people-voted-twice-in-nevada-to-file-lawsuit_3602039.html

THE HILL
— Illinois Republican Mike Bost elected to serve as next ranking member of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/528494-mike-bost-elected-to-serve-as-next-ranking-member-of-house-committee-on
— Older Americans face age-related employment challenges amid pandemic – ALEX GANGITANO
https://thehill.com/policy/finance/528271-older-americans-face-age-related-employment-challenges-amid-pandemic
— List of Republicans breaking with Trump grows longer – MORGAN CHALFANT AND BRETT SAMUELS
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/528476-list-of-republicans-breaking-with-trump-grows-longer

NEW YORK TIMES
— More Than 100,000 Virus Patients Are Hospitalized in the U.S., a First.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/12/02/world/covid-19-coronavirus#any-thinking-person-has-to-be-worried-us-hospitals-are-treating-100226-covid-19-patients

WASHINGTON POST
— New U.S. coronavirus cases top 200,000 in a day as CDC director issues stark warning
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/02/coronavirus-covid-live-updates-us/

ATLANTIC
— Minority Rule Cannot Last in America It never has. – Kenneth Owen (DIERSEN: Do the demographics of the leaders of your municipality, township, county, Illinois, and America reflect the demographics of the voters in your municipality, township, county, Illinois, and America? What percent of the leaders of your city, township, county, Illinois, and America share your race, gender, age range, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, veteran status, position on Trump, have dependents/not have dependents, have health problems/healthy, liberal/moderate/conservative, Democrat/Libertarian/Green/Independent/RINO/Republican, citizenship status, income range, net worth range, renter/homeowner, non-gun owner/gun owner, length of time your ancestors have been in America, etc.?)
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/12/minority-rule-cannot-last-america/617272/

November 10 Morning Edition

WGN TV
— VIDEO: Demetra Demonte on claims of voter fraud
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38N3V27x7oI

WBEZ
— OUTSTANDING: The GOP Is Backing Trump As He Fights The Election Results – AP
https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-gop-is-backing-trump-as-he-fights-the-election-results/67f9ce09-e165-47a2-9fda-e292e7316d78

WTTW
— What Does the Future Hold for House Speaker Madigan? – Amanda Vinicky
https://news.wttw.com/2020/11/09/what-does-future-hold-house-speaker-madigan

NBC5
— Pritzker Again Hints at Possibility of Another Stay-at-Home Order “I’m very concerned as we approach Thanksgiving,” Pritzker said
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-again-hints-at-possibility-of-another-stay-at-home-order/2366811/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Republican newcomer Mike Buehler holds big lead for McHenry County board chairman over incumbent Jack Franks going into final counts – ROBERT MCCOPPIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-mchenry-county-board-chair-election-20201110-nhuedsliibgbplp7q4ed4fzlx4-story.html
— Elmhurst police take 21 reports of unemployment scams in three days as police throughout the area continue to take reports of ID theft – CHUCK FIELDMAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-brook/ct-dob-elmhurst-unemployment-scam-tl-1112-20201109-ntgglor4wree3clcrc5j4qgb6a-story.html
— Suburban counties face 10-person gathering limit, Pritzker raises possibility of another stay-at-home order as coronavirus surge continues unabated – DAN PETRELLA and GREGORY PRATT
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-tighter-restrictions-20201109-qcnxsvoip5ajbmh4aqtv3q3j3y-story.html
— Fixing Illinois’ fiscal mess is possible, but we might need Michael Madigan to do it – JIM NOWLAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-illinois-tax-income-sales-20201109-kpw5jh52v5erxjhyvcopkaa5fq-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Monthly pot sales in Illinois top $100M for first time In the first 10 months since cannabis was fully legalized, dispensaries sold over $500 million worth of recreational weed and more than $300 million in medical pot. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/11/9/21557013/illinois-pot-sales-monthly-record-marijuana-cannabis-legalization
— Black voters won this election for Biden and Democrats (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Did those who share your demographics vote for Republicans or for Democrats?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/9/21557133/black-voters-won-this-election-for-biden-and-democrats-and-now-our-fights-against-neoliberalism

DAILY HERALD
— OCTOBER 30, 2020 FLASHBACK: Biden marks Iowa rise from caucus collapse to fall contender – AP (DIERSEN: One of the most important things that Republican Precinct Committeemen do is vote in township slating and caucuses. SEE: https://www.toi.org/Resources/e08da530-2b0b-4068-81ec-6aa1085a4796/Nuts%20and%20Bolts%20of%20the%20Township%20Election.pdf )
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201030/biden-marks-iowa-rise-from-caucus-collapse-to-fall-contender

HERALD NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters congratulate Biden.
https://www.theherald-news.com/2020/11/09/will-county-area-representatives-congratulate-president-elect-biden-on-win/ajzxlkb/

FOX ILLINOIS
— Lawsuits pile up as Trump campaign alleges voter fraud in at least 5 states – Leandra Bernstein
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/lawsuits-pile-up-as-trump-campaign-alleges-voter-fraud-in-at-least-5-states

NPR ILLINOIS
— Trump Appointee Delays Biden Transition Process, Citing Need For ‘Clear’ Winner – BRIAN NAYLOR
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/trump-appointee-delays-biden-transition-process-citing-need-clear-winner#stream/0
— Joe Biden Has Plans To Reverse Many Of Trump’s Immigration Policies – CARRIE KAHN (DIERSEN: Democrats have declared a Second Civil 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.nprillinois.org/post/joe-biden-has-plans-reverse-many-trumps-immigration-policies#stream/0

WJOL
— “Stop The Steal” Rally Held In Springfield (DIERSEN: What percent of those who conducted the November 3, 2020 election are filled with hatred against Trump?)
https://www.wjol.com/stop-the-steal-rally-held-in-springfield/

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters accuse Trump of preventing peaceful transition of power.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/washington/washington-dc/lawmakers-accuse-trump-of-preventing-peaceful-transition-of-power/

MDJ ONLINE
— A proposed rule from the Illinois State Board of Education to have Illinois teachers vow to encourage progressive views is unconstitutional and discriminatory, according to the Pro-Family Alliance and the Thomas More Society. – Greg Bishop
https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/extra/news/group-raises-questions-over-proposed-rule-to-require-teachers-in-illinois-to-promote-progressive-views/article_bfa93fe3-2be2-5ed2-8b0c-0898a26a765d.html

WEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled White-hating White-haters promote hatred of Whites and object to “White Lives Matter.”
https://week.com/2020/11/09/white-lives-matter-flyers-spread-from-east-peoria-to-mclean-county/

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Chicago Teachers Union Seeks Formal Mediation Over In-Person Learning. Most parents want the virus under control before their kids return to classrooms, CTU President Jesse Sharkey said.
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/chicago-teachers-union-seeks-formal-mediation-over-person-learning

CHICAGO PATCH
— Why Did Pritzker Party In A Crowd Despite His Coronavirus Advice? Gov. Pritzker celebrated President Trump’s demise in a crowd like it’s a holiday party that he doesn’t recommend you attend. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/why-did-pritzker-party-crowd-despite-his-coronavirus-advice

WIREPOINTS
— Give Us Better Data And Projections: With COVID-19 Cases Soaring, Officially Reported Information Is Increasingly Useless
https://wirepoints.org/give-us-better-data-and-projections-with-covid-19-cases-soaring-officially-reported-information-is-increasingly-useless-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— ILLINOIS SEES LARGEST INCREASE IN NEW UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS IN THE NATION – Bryce Hill
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois-sees-largest-increase-in-new-unemployment-claims-in-the-nation/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Pritzker welcomes Biden’s COVID-19 plan for masks, testing – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/9/pritzker-welcomes-bidens-covid-19-plan-for-masks-t/
— Pro-life Democrats celebrate ‘huge’ wins in 81 state, local races as House ranks thin Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson’s defeat reduces ranks in Congress – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who focus on destroying individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are pro-life. I would focus on a) past and present RINO leaders of the Milton Township Republican Organization, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Illinois Republican Party, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Center Right Coalition, and American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter and b) RINO candidates on ballots in my precinct since 2000 and their major donors, political consultants, campaign managers, campaign staff, and campaign volunteers.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/9/democrats-life-america-celebrate-huge-wins-house-r/

BLAZE
— Fox News cuts away from Kayleigh McEnany’s speech on allegations of voter fraud Host Neil Cavuto said ‘unless she has more details to back that up, I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this’ – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ready-fox-news-cuts-away-from-kayleigh-mcenanys-speech-on-allegations-of-voter-fraud

DAILY CALLER
— Trump Campaign Launches Another Lawsuit In Pennsylvania Over Ballot ‘Curing’ – CHRISTIAN DATOC
https://dailycaller.com/2020/11/09/trump-campaign-lawsuit-pennsylvania-ballot-curing/

PATRIOT POST
— The Biden Years Bode Ill for Republicans If Joe Biden does indeed become our 46th president, Republicans will likely be under siege. – Harold Hutchison (DIERSEN: If Biden wins, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, citizens of foreign countries, etc. will put tremendous pressure on him to use the federal government to get rid of Republicans who share his demographics. What demographics do you share with Biden? Biden and I are both White, male, old, non-poor, draft avoiders, Christian, Corvette owners, and our ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://patriotpost.us/articles/74776-the-biden-years-bode-ill-for-republicans-2020-11-10

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Trump to revive campaign-style rallies as he fights legal cases; Rep Collins heads Georgia recount – Frieda Powers
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/11/09/trump-to-revive-campaign-style-rallies-as-he-fights-legal-cases-rep-collins-heads-georgia-recount-994509

EPOCH TIMES
— ELECTION OUTCOME UNCLEAR AMID PENDING RECOUNTS AND LEGAL CHALLENGES
https://www.theepochtimes.com/?ref=brief_News&utm_source=morningbrief

WASHINGTON NEWSDAY
— Trump wins the highest percentage of non-white voters of all Republicans in 60 years, doubles LGBTQ support starting in 2016 – JONATHAN EDWARDS
https://washingtonnewsday.com/us-politics/trumpf-wins-the-highest-percentage-of-non-white-voters-of-all-republicans-in-60-years-doubles-lgbtq-support-starting-in-2016-end-the-poll/

THE HILL
— Senate roadblocks threaten to box in Biden – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/525239-senate-roadblocks-threaten-to-box-in-biden

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump won’t concede the 2020 election to Biden. Here’s why that matters.”
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-won-t-concede-2020-election-biden-here-s-why-ncna1247183

NEW YORK TIMES
— Republicans Back Trump’s Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges. – Nicholas Fandos and Emily Cochrane
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/politics/republicans-trump-concede-2020-election.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Software Glitches Are Not Affecting Vote Counts.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/technology/no-software-glitches-are-not-affecting-vote-counts.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-hater says “The Conservative Movement Needs a Reckoning.” Who are the conservative leaders in Illinois, in your county, in your township, and in your municipality? To be a conservative, you must be both a fiscal conservative and a social conservative.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/opinion/donald-trump-conservatives.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating lawyers promote hate-filled Trump-hating lawyers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/business/jones-day-trump-election-lawsuits.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in flooding America with citizens of foreign countries. 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.nytimes.com/2020/11/09/us/immigration-trump.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims. Alternative social media app Parler has surged in popularity as Facebook restricts groups spreading false election claims”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/10/facebook-parler-election-claims/

USA TODAY
— Joe Biden administration likely to overturn controversial Donald Trump diversity training executive order – Jessica Guynn (DIERSEN: Democrats use “diversity training” to get rid of Republicans.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/11/08/donald-trump-diversity-executive-order-joe-biden/6180668002/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Top GOP Lawmakers Back Trump on Challenges to Election Result Sen. McConnell joins Reps. McCarthy and Scalise in declining to call President-elect Biden the winner – Kristina Peterson and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/many-republicans-back-trump-on-challenges-to-election-result-11604925680
— McConnell Backs Trump in Not Conceding Race – Kristina Peterson
https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/trump-biden-election-day-2020/card/W3mkbdLwnutI54MAwI4H
— GOP Senate Is a Blessing for Biden He needs someone to blame when he inevitably fails to deliver what his party’s leftists want. – Bobby Jindal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-senate-is-a-blessing-for-biden-11604946650

BLOOMBERG
— Army of Trump Judges Will Weigh Legal Challenges to Biden Agenda
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-10/army-of-trump-judges-will-weigh-legal-challenges-to-biden-agenda

MARKET WATCH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump hater says “Republicans must break with Trump and reach out to Biden so that Americans can heal and democracy can thrive.”
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/republicans-must-break-with-trump-and-reach-out-to-biden-so-that-americans-can-heal-and-democracy-can-thrive-2020-11-08

NEWSWEEK
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “What Does Fox News Do Now?” and says “Schism With Trump Supporters Over Election Coverage Points to Network’s Future.”
https://www.newsweek.com/fox-news-future-trump-supporters-viewers-biden-1546170

LGBTQ NATION
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, those who promote LGBTQ focus on destroying Republicans.
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/11/weve-got-bigger-problem-now/