August 3 Evening Edition

WHITE HOUSE
— President Trump just signed an executive order to protect American jobs from foreign labor (DIERSEN: I worked for the federal government for almost 30 years. Because federal employees have to be citizens of America, I was protected from foreign labor.)
https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily/

NBC5
— Illinois’ 7-Day Positivity Rate Reaches 4% as State Reports Nearly 1,300 New Cases The last time the state went above 4 percent in that category was on June 11, according to data compiled by the NBC 5 Investigates team
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-7-day-positivity-rate-reaches-4-as-state-reports-nearly-1300-new-cases/2316004/
— House Panel Calls New Postal Chief to Explain Mail Delays Hearing comes following changes that eliminated overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers – Matthew Daly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/house-panel-calls-new-postal-chief-to-explain-mail-delays/2316235/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois Marijuana Sales Break Another Record, With $61 Million Sold In July (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/03/illinois-marijuana-sales-break-another-record-with-61-million-sold-in-july/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Vote to renominate Donald Trump will be conducted in private – AP
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/vote-to-renominate-donald-trump-will-be-conducted-in-private

WGN RADIO
— Illinois State Board of Elections: ‘Really plan your vote this year’ – John Williams
https://wgnradio.com/john-williams/illinois-state-board-of-elections-really-plan-your-vote-this-year/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Recreational marijuana sales reached almost $61 million in July, shattering previous record – ALLY MAROTTI (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/marijuana/illinois/ct-biz-july-recreational-marijuana-sales-illinois-20200803-mje53r54afalnbeknigy76vviu-story.html
— Oswego rally aims to keep focus on social injustice, reform – DAVID SHAROS (DIERSEN: When will there be a Back the Blue rally?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-oswego-rally-st-0804-20200803-2wcgivzrtfhxxfuli32astlj3i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Record pot sales continue with $61M in July; total for 2020 eclipses $300M July sales of recreational weed shattered the June record by nearly 30 percent. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2020/8/3/21352865/chicago-dispensaries-illinois-weed-cannabis-pot-marijuana-july
— Teachers, activists rally to keep CPS schools closed during COVID-19 pandemic Multiple demonstrations Monday were held to halt a plan to send most students back to school two days per week. – Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2020/8/3/21352513/cps-public-schools-pandemic-reopen-close-ctu-covid-remote-learning

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Citibank will replace destroyed Gresham branch—but maybe not in Gresham One of just three banks in the South Side’s most populated Black neighborhood, the location on 79th Street was in a strip mall that was burned during the looting in late May. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/finance-banking/citibank-will-replace-destroyed-gresham-branch-maybe-not-gresham
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Illinois weed sales set record in July Pot purchases surged 28 percent to $60.9 million, beating a strong increase in June. – JOHN PLETZ (DIERSEN: When you were young, instead of pot, booze, gambling, other vices, and other immediate pleasures, what did you spend your money on? I spent lots of my money on a) earning a job-related bachelor’s degree when I was 21 in 1970, b) earning job-related master’s degrees when I was 27, 31, and 48, and c) earning job-related professional certifications when I was 30 and 32.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/marijuanacannabis/illinois-weed-sales-set-record-july

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Legislator calls on Illinois state Rep. John Cabello to step down after Facebook comments – Corina Curry
https://www.rrstar.com/news/20200803/legislator-calls-on-illinois-state-rep-john-cabello-to-step-down-after-facebook-comments

WREX
— Winnebago County State’s Attorney calls Rep. Cabello’s comment ‘complicit in unlawful activity’ – Jena Kleindl
https://wrex.com/2020/08/03/winnebago-county-states-attorney-calls-rep-cabellos-comment-complicit-in-unlawful-activity/

CENTER SQUARE
— Republicans take Democrats to task for taking campaign funds under Madigan control – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/republicans-take-democrats-to-task-for-taking-campaign-funds-under-madigan-control/article_b4c04296-d5c2-11ea-9885-0399ef9559e9.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,298 new cases, 10 additional deaths, 4.0 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/1298-new-cases-10-additional-deaths-40-percent-positivity-rate/
— COVID-19 roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/covid-19-roundup-50/
— Because… Radical Madigan!
https://capitolfax.com/2020/08/03/because-radical-madigan/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats use COVID-19 unemployment to buy votes – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/democrats-use-covid-19-unemployment-buy-votes/
— Gun sales surge an estimated 135% in July amid coronavirus, rioting fears – David Sherfinski
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/3/gun-background-checks-jump-79-july-amid-coronaviru/

GOPUSA
— Again? Mitt Romney Sides With Democrats On Mail In Voting Amid Coronavirus
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92885

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION
— ACU FOUNDATION LEGISLATIVE RATINGS FOR ILLINOIS 2019
http://acuratings.conservative.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2019/09/CLA_Illinois_2019_web.pdf

BREITBART
— Chicago-Area Leaders: Cancel U.S. History Classes – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/chicago-area-leaders-cancel-u-s-history-classes/
— American Worker Advocates Celebrate H-1B Visa Reforms: ‘This Is Why America Elected Trump!’ – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/american-worker-advocates-celebrate-h-1b-visa-reforms-this-is-why-america-elected-trump/
— Communist Party Leader Endorses Joe Biden – ALANA MASTRANGELO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/communist-party-leader-endorses-joe-biden/
— Sean Hannity: Joe Biden Keeps Moving Left, Unlike Previous Democrat Nominees – ROBERT KRAYCHIK
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/sean-hannity-joe-biden-keeps-moving-left-unlike-previous-democrat-nominees/

FEDERALIST
— Antifa’s Support For Open Borders Proves They’re Anti-American, Not Antifascist In its attempts to defend and legitimize Antifa, the elite media has tried to claim the movement has a long ‘antifascist’ and communist pedigree, a deep historical lineage, and an ideological coherency – Brad Betters
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/03/antifas-support-for-open-borders-proves-theyre-anti-american-not-antifascist/
— Americans Are Turning Away From Religion Toward Dangerous Secular Cults On the right and the left, pseudo-religious cults are ensnaring a growing number of Americans as traditional religions decline. – John Daniel Davidson
https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/03/americans-are-turning-away-from-religion-toward-dangerous-secular-cults/

NEWSMAX
— Burning Bibles Won’t Bring Utopia – James Hirsen (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://www.newsmax.com/jameshirsen/christ-king/2020/08/03/id/980285/

NBC NEWS
— For richer and poorer, Uncle Sam’s coronavirus response widened the gulf Experts say there are strong reasons to believe that less-well-to-do business owners have suffered disproportionately and gotten less help from the government during the crisis. – Jonathan Allen
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/richer-poorer-uncle-sam-s-coronavirus-response-widened-gulf-n1234073

WASHINGTON POST
— Why not everyone was kneeling during the NBA anthem demonstration – Ben Golliver (DIERSEN: Are YOU a Republican? If YOU are a Republican, soon, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will demand that YOU kneel before them. How will YOU respond?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/08/03/nba-kneeling-national-anthem/
— It is diversity that makes ‘suburban dreams’ come true – Velma Smith, Falls Church (DIERSEN: What do you say to hypocritical hate-filled Republican-haters who hypocritically flee Democrat areas and come to Republican areas to hypocritically take advantage the prosperity and safety that Republicans created there?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to-the-editor/it-is-diversity-that-makes-suburban-dreams-come-true/2020/08/03/04b001de-d33d-11ea-826b-cc394d824e35_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— De Blasio admits city skipped permit process to paint Black Lives Matter murals – Julia Marsh (DIERSEN: What kinds of murals do those who run your municipality want painted on the street in front of your home?)
https://nypost.com/2020/08/03/de-blasio-admits-city-skipped-permit-process-to-paint-blm-murals/

CHATTANNOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS
— Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers – AP
https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/business/aroundregion/story/2020/aug/03/trump-takes-disciplinary-action-against-tva-leadership/528926/#/questions

FORBES
— White House Reportedly Now Requiring Staff Coronavirus Testing After Trump Bashed Increased Diagnostics – Lisette Voytko
https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/08/03/white-house-reportedly-now-requiring-staff-coronavirus-testing-after-trump-bashed-increased-diagnostics/

BLOOMBERG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters shout at Blacks, and at everyone else, that Trump has caused all their problems.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2020-08-03/nba-coaches-for-racial-justice-video

August 2 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Coronavirus Illinois: 1,467 new COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths 11 Illinois counties considered ‘warning level’ for COVID-19: health officials
https://abc7chicago.com/health/illinois-reports-1467-new-covid-19-cases-14-deaths/6349051/
— Garfield Ridge Dunkin’ employee charged with spitting in Illinois state trooper’s coffee  Coffee shop located on Chicago’s Southwest Side on Archer Avenue
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-dunkin-employee-charged-with-spitting-in-state-troopers-coffee/6349210/
— Evanston group calls for history class to be updated with contributions from underrepresented groups (DIERSEN: To “update” history is to dump contributions by those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/evanston-group-calls-for-current-history-class-to-be-cancelled-/6349330/

NBC5
— RNC: Decision on Private Trump Renomination Vote Not Final While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more – Kevin Freking
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/gop-renomination-of-trump-to-be-held-in-private/2315494/
— Clock Is Ticking on Trump Comeback as Early Voting Nears Aides are increasingly worried that the 2020 campaign may already be defined as a referendum on Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and will feature a historic shift to remote and early vote options – Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller (DIERSEN: The “clock is ticking” for all the candidates.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/clock-is-ticking-on-trump-comeback-as-early-voting-nears/2315720/

CBS2
— Large Group Of Protesters Gathers Downtown For Police Reform, Against ICE Saturday night – Jeremy Ross
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/08/01/large-group-of-protesters-gathers-downtown-for-police-reform-against-ice/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— 9 killed, 21 wounded so far in weekend shootings across Chicago
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/9-killed-21-wounded-so-far-in-weekend-shootings-across-chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Only Republicans free from influence of Madigan – Henry Thompson, Naperville
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/opinion/ct-nvs-naperville-letters-st-0803-20200731-nz2lwvfhgfej5lwhrkq7kfhw74-story.html
— As real estate agents, we want to end housing discrimination – MAURICE HAMPTON AND MICHELLE MILLS CLEMENT (DIERSEN: What are potential home buyers being told about demographic trends in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, in your county, and in Illinois? It seems that ever-increasingly, they are being told that soon, if not already, the aforesaid political jurisdictions will be majority anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-race-redlining-real-estate-discrimination-20200731-ksdtbroj55hixjlq7r4nvuewqy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hates promote Duckworth.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/8/2/21351978/joe-biden-weighs-vice-presidential-pick-what-sen-tammy-duckworth-has-that-her-rivals-dont

DAILY HERALD
— The Lincoln Project’s plan: Drive Trump out of office by driving him nuts – Roxanne Roberts
https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20200802/the-lincoln-projects-plan-drive-trump-out-of-office-by-driving-him-nuts

WBBM
— Educators Want Schools To Remove Old History Books Until A More Inclusive History Curriculum Can Better Teach Students – BRANDON ISON (DIERSEN: To be more inclusive is to dump contributions by those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/educators-want-schools-to-remove-old-history-books

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Bernard Schoenburg: LaHood lone Illinoisan to vote against bill to remove statues in D.C. – Bernard Schoenburg
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200802/bernard-schoenburg-lahood-lone-illinoisan-to-vote-against-bill-to-remove-statues-in-dc

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Illinois needs good judges for civil-justice reform – Evelyn Sanguinetti (DIERSEN: The judges in Diersen v. GAO rejected the equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) plank in the Republican Party platform, that is, they wanted political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation for opposing the aforesaid.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-illinois-needs-good-judges-for-civil-justice-reform/article_37071c9b-1c82-51f0-94a7-87ae99627c0c.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McHenry Township Board Seeks to Override County Clerk’s Denial of November Ballot Access for Abolition Referendum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/02/mchenry-township-board-seeks-to-override-county-clerks-denial-of-november-ballot-access-for-abolition-referendum/
— A Government’s Losing a Tax Protest Doesn’t Help Most Property Owners
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/02/a-governments-losing-a-tax-protest-doesnt-help-most-property-owners/
— Pritzker on Madigan and GOP on Pritzker
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/pritzker-on-madigan-and-gop-on-pritzker/
— Evidence of “Peaceful” Portland Protesters, Including the Dumbest
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/evidence-of-peaceful-portland-protesters-including-the-dumbest/
— Franks, via Northwest Herald, Floats Another Diversion from Springfield Sex Problem
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/franks-via-northwest-herald-floats-another-diversion-from-springfield-sex-problem/
— Illinois Nursing Home Skimming
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/nursing-home-skimming/
— Critiquing “Whiteness” Smithsonian Museum Poster
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/08/01/149409/
— Pro-Life Group Has Innovative Outdoor Movie Theater Fundraiser Scheduled
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/31/pro-life-group-has-innovative-fundraiser-scheduled/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— ‘Law and order’: Trump counts on riots, looting to help him win in suburbs – David Sherfinski (DIERSEN: How strongly will suburban Democrats riot to defeat Trump?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/2/trump-law-and-order-campaign-sees-rioting-way-win-/
— Liberal media blurs cost of ongoing Black Lives Matter/Antifa race riots We must never forget the reality of the Democrats’ experiment in street justice – Robert Knight
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/aug/2/liberal-media-blurs-costs-and-destruction-of-ongoi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘This is who they are’: Portland protesters filmed burning Bibles and American flag amid violence in city – Emma Colton (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/this-is-who-they-are-portland-protesters-filmed-burning-bibles-and-american-flag-amid-violence-in-city

BREITBART
— Pelosi: Mail-in Voting Is ‘Essential’ — People Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Health and Vote – Pam Key
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/08/02/pelosi-mail-in-voting-is-essential-people-shouldnt-have-to-choose-between-health-and-vote/
— Poll: 7-in-10 Voters Support Trump’s Exclusion of Illegal Aliens in Congressional Apportionment – John Binder (DIERSEN: How successful have the Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs been in bringing illegal aliens to your county, to your county district, to your township, to your municipality, to your municipal district, and to your precinct?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/02/poll-7-in-10-voters-support-trumps-exclusion-of-illegal-aliens-in-congressional-apportionment/

BLAZE
— Cuban immigrant says activist group using ‘mafia tactics’ to intimidate Louisville business owners The group demands business have ‘a minimum of 23% inventory of Black retailers OR make a recurring monthly donation of 1.5% of net sales to Black local organizations’ – PAUL SACCA
https://www.theblaze.com/news/cuban-immigrant-louisville-activist-mafia

DAILY WIRE
— DC Mayor Exempts John Lewis Funeral Attendees From City’s Quarantine Restrictions “Government activity is essential, and the Capitol of the United States is exempt from the Mayor’s Order.” – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/dc-mayor-exempts-john-lewis-funeral-attendees-from-citys-quarantine-restrictions

JP MEDIA
— Minneapolis Police, Defunded by City Council, Advise Residents to Obey Criminals – BRYAN PRESTON
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2020/08/02/minneapolis-police-defunded-by-city-council-advise-residents-to-obey-criminals-n742610
— Louisville Black Lives Matter Using ‘Mafia Tactics’ on Hispanic Business Owners – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/08/02/louisville-black-lives-matter-using-mafia-tactics-on-hispanic-business-owners-n741579

CANADA FREE PRESS
— Democrat-Run KKK Burnt Crosses, Democrat-Run BLM Burn Bibles – Judi McLeod (DIERSEN: Just kidding, but how soon will my critics/opponents print out copies of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and burn them in front of a) government buildings in Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County, and Illinois, b) Wheaton Chamber of Commerce headquarters, c) Wheaton Downtown Association headquarters, d) Milton Township Republican Organization election headquarters (if/when it opens), e) Ives campaign headquarters in my precinct, f) etc.?)
https://canadafreepress.com/article/democrat-run-kkk-burnt-crosses-democrat-run-blm-burn-bibles

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Urges GOP to Sue Over Nevada Mail-In Voting, Ballot Harvesting – MATTHEW VADUM
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-gop-sue-over-nevada-mail-in-voting-ballot-harvesting_3447399.html

AMERICAN SPECTATOR
— Anti-Trump Republicans Show Dysfunctional Love for the GOP Going beyond the Democrats’ idea of good Republicans. – DEBRA J. SAUNDERS
https://spectator.org/anti-trump-republicans-show-dysfunctional-love-for-the-gop/

THE HILL
— GOP lawmaker: Democratic Party ‘used to be more moderate’ – JOHN BOWDEN (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the Democrat Party is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, (except Joe Biden), and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/510200-gop-rep-democratic-party-used-to-be-more-moderate

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters crow about their success in making young people hate-filled Trump-haters.
https://wtmj.com/ap-wi-news-feed/2020/07/28/faith-in-protest-as-young-people-find-fervor-on-the-street/

WASHINGTON POST
— Republican National Committee disputes GOP convention spokesperson’s claim that Trump’s renomination will be closed to media – Felicia Sonmez (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the mainstream news media a) functions as an arm of the Democrat, Libertarian, and Green parties and b) is anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, anti-draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republican-national-committee-disputes-gop-convention-spokespersons-claim-that-trump-will-be-renominated-in-private/2020/08/02/e13928ee-d4d5-11ea-aff6-220dd3a14741_story.html

CBS NEW YORK
— Black Lives Matter Mural Painted Across From City Hall In Elizabeth, New Jersey (DIERSEN: To promote BLM is to promote hatred against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/08/01/black-lives-matter-mural-elizabeth-nj/

ROCHESTER FIRST
— ‘OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue’ Ride & Rally attracts thousands: ‘these are the people we rely on when we need help’ – Eriketa Cost
https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/back-the-blue-ride-rally-attracts-thousands-these-are-the-people-we-rely-on-when-we-need-help/

CBS ALBANY
— OUTSTANDING: Hundreds gather on Capitol Steps for ‘Back The Blue’ rally – Briana Supardi
https://cbs6albany.com/news/local/hundreds-gather-on-capitol-steps-for-back-the-blue-rally

LONG ISLAND NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: 1,500 people attend ‘Back the Blue’ rally in Sayville
http://longisland.news12.com/story/42441974/1500-people-attend-back-the-blue-rally-in-sayville

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ shows support for cops in Ridley – Pete Bannan
https://www.delcotimes.com/news/back-the-blue-shows-support-for-cops-in-ridley/article_de777f32-d504-11ea-9e36-ffb57b5f767c.html

CITIZEN
— OUTSTANDING: Diverse Trump supporters rally in Fayetteville – Ben Nelms
https://thecitizen.com/2020/08/02/diverse-trump-supporters-rally-in-fayetteville/

WTSP
— OUTRAGEOUS: ‘Back the Blue’ mural painted outside Tampa Police Department The mural was painted by a group of about 40 people who wanted to show support to the department.
https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/hillsboroughcounty/back-the-blue-mural-painted-tampa-police-headquarters/67-a2471df9-c290-4163-a62c-3d7744168f08

CREATORS SYNDICATE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater uses Herman Cain to promote hatred against Trump.
https://www.creators.com/read/susan-estrich

July 26 Evening Edition

ABC7
— ComEd bribery scheme implicating Illinois House Speaker revives term limits talk – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/bribery-scheme-implicating-madigan-revives-term-limits-talk/6335584/
— IL reports 1,541 new cases, 1 additional death as Chicago reimposes tighter coronavirus restrictions Illinois health officials reported 1,426 new cases, 12 additional deaths Saturday – Jesse Kirsch
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-1-new-death;-1541-new-covid-19-cases-sunday/6335722/

NBC5
— Mike Ditka Criticizes Kneeling During National Anthem
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mike-ditka-criticizes-athletes-who-kneel-during-national-anthem/2311723/

DANVILLE COMMERCIAL NEWS
— This is Mike Madigan’s last hurrah – JIM NOWLAN
https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/jim-nowlan-this-is-mike-madigan-s-last-hurrah/article_f55dc4c2-cf5f-11ea-bc51-e7d0a0cfc7c5.html

WILLIAM J KELLY
— William J. Kelly Speaks at the Million Unmasked March at the Springfield Capitol
https://www.williamjkelly.org/news/#william-j-kelly-speaks-at-the-million-unmasked-march-at-the-springfield-capitol

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump loyalists are already setting up scapegoats for a November loss – Jay Caruso (DIERSEN: I should write a book about scapegoaters. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, for all of everyone’s problems. They blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all the losses that Republican candidates on ballots in my precinct have suffered since 2000.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/trump-loyalists-are-already-setting-up-scapegoats-for-a-november-loss

FOX NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: College student arranges for pro-police billboard to be displayed in Oregon
https://news.yahoo.com/college-student-arranges-pro-police-120220637.html
— Carson on scrapping Obama-era housing rule: We don’t need layers of bureaucracy telling Americans how to live (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats do everything that they can to flood the suburbs with individuals, organizations, and companies that are anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexuals, anti-married people, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Italian Americans, anti-Christians, anti-Italian Americans, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. I should write a book about the successes that Democrats and their Libertarian, Green, and RINO enablers have had in DuPage County, DuPage County’s 4th District, Milton Township, Wheaton, Wheaton’s West District, my precinct, and my neighborhood. According to those who run your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois, what percent of those in your municipality, in your township, in your county, and in Illinois are racist? Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, and other hate-filled Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that all Republicans are racists who should be gotten rid of once and for all. Ever-increasingly, the aforesaid hate-filled Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that the more votes that Republican candidates get in a precinct, municipal district, municipality, county district, county, or state, the more racist that precinct, municipal district, municipality, county district, county, and state is.)
https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/carson-on-scrapping-obama-era-housing-rule-we-dont-need-layers-of-bureaucracy-telling-americans-how-to-live

BREITBART
— Demonstrators Attack Federal Buildings in L.A. in Solidarity with Portland – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/25/lapd-mobilizes-after-demonstrators-attack-federal-buildings-in-downtown-los-angeles/
— Mostly Peaceful: Riots in Democrat-Run Cities in ‘Solidarity’ with Portland – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/26/mostly-peaceful-riots-in-democrat-run-cities-in-solidarity-with-portland-riots/

BLAZE
— Riot declared in Portland as vandals tear down fence protecting federal courthouse Rioters and federal law enforcement engaged in fiery clashes on the 59th day of protests. – Paul Sacca (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.theblaze.com/news/portland-riots-video-courthouse-fence

DAILY WIRE
— Civil Rights Activists Fire Back At Portland Protesters: It’s No Longer About Black Lives – Emily Zanotti (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.dailywire.com/news/civil-rights-activists-fire-back-at-portland-protesters-its-no-longer-about-black-lives

TOWNHALL
— Leftist Mob Gathers Outside the Home of Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf – Bronson Stocking (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bronsonstocking/2020/07/26/leftist-mob-gathers-outside-dhs-secretary-wolfs-home-n2573138

PJ MEDIA
— Media in Illinois Silent About Gov. Pritzker’s Ties to Corrupt House Speaker – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2020/07/26/media-in-illinois-silent-about-gov-pritzker-ties-to-corrupt-house-speaker-n709057
— 10 Big Fat Lies You’re Being Told About the Portland Riots – VICTORIA TAFT (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://pjmedia.com/columns/victoria-taft/2020/07/26/10-big-fat-lies-youre-being-told-about-the-portland-riots-n675861

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Young, dumb, privileged Maoist punks plot Marxist Revolution in the U.S. – Terry Ponick (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/commentary/young-dumb-privileged-maoist-punks-plot-marxist-revolution-in-the-us-131174/

MSNBC
— Swing state voters disagree on whether Trump is racist – ALI VELSHI (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the more of the following that you are, the more that hate-filled Trump-haters call you a racist and even worse things: law enforcement officer: Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owner, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.msnbc.com/ali-velshi/watch/swing-state-voters-disagree-on-whether-trump-is-racist-88309829842

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow that “Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland. In Seattle, police said protesters set fire to a construction site for a juvenile detention facility. In Portland, protesters breached a federal courthouse.” How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/25/seattle-police-declare-riot-renewed-black-lives-matter-protests/

CBS DENVER
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back The Blue’ Rally In Berthoud Sunday – Anica Padilla
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2020/07/26/counter-protesters-scuffle-demonstrators-back-the-blue-rally-berthoud/

BATON ROUGE PROUD
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue: Honoring our law enforcement across the metro – Crystal Whitman
https://www.brproud.com/news/back-the-blue-honoring-our-law-enforcement-across-the-metro/

ERIE NEWS NOW
— OUTSTANDING: Back the Blue Rally Takes Place in North East About 200 people attended the Back the Blue Rally to show support for local and national police officers. – Rachel Niemi
https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/42411998/back-the-blue-rally-takes-place-in-north-east

PROGRESS INDEX
— OUTSTANDING: Rally draws hundreds to Back the Blue – y Kristi K. Higgins
https://www.progress-index.com/news/20200726/rally-draws-hundreds-to-back-blue-and-green

KTVZ
— OUTSTANDING: Redmond flag-waving rally supports President Trump
https://ktvz.com/videos/local-videos/2020/07/26/redmond-flag-waving-rally-supports-president-trump/

FOUR STATES HOMEPAGE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ event shows support to law enforcement officers in Virginia Beach – Kara Dixon
https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/back-the-blue-event-shows-support-to-law-enforcement-officers-in-virginia-beach/

NEWSWEEK
— OUTRAGEOUS: Chicago Mayor Blames Other States With ‘No Gun Control’ for City’s Increasing Violence – TOM O’CONNOR (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.newsweek.com/chicago-mayor-blame-states-no-gun-control-violence-1520560

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthoban/2020/07/26/marijuana-legalization-may-not-be-a-blue-issue/#4e6c562858bf

ARMENIAN REPORTER
— Portland rioters use ‘cover of crowd’ to commit crimes, launch fireworks at officers – Jackson Delong (DIERSEN: How soon will the BLMers, that is, the Democrats, riot in your municipality?)
https://www.reporter.am/portland-rioters-use-cover-of-crowd-to-commit-crimes-launch-fireworks-at-officers/

July 24 Morning Edition

ABC7
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park at center of protest taken down by city Little Italy Columbus statue on Taylor Street will also be removed – Will Jones (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands? Back the Blue has a rally scheduled where the statue was tomorrow, Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 2:00 PM (SEE: https://www.facebook.com/events/289870235563729 ) How soon will the Democrats take down statues of all those who were White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, conservative, veterans, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owners, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and those whose ancestors were in America for a long time?)
https://abc7chicago.com/columbus-statue-in-grant-park-taken-down-by-city/6332380/
— Unemployment up in all Illinois metro areas as state reports record jobless rate in June – Mark Rivera
https://abc7chicago.com/society/illinois-reports-highest-june-unemployment-rate-on-record/6331218/

NBC5
— Mayor’s Office Releases Statement After Columbus Statues Removed in Chicago (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/mayors-office-releases-statement-after-columbus-statues-removed-in-chicago/2310757/
https://www.nbcchicago.com/top-videos-home/watch-as-christopher-columbus-statues-were-taken-down-in-chicago/2310813/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Still, some Italian-Americans in Chicago said they did not support the move. “Columbus is a symbol of hope who we’ve celebrated for years and maybe we all forgot why we celebrated Christopher Columbus,” Sergio Giangrande, president of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian American said. “To take someone who’s a symbol of hope for us? We are not OK with that.” Giangrande added, however, that the group understands the safety concerns but hoped for a compromise. “I can guarantee you that Italian Americans are not happy about this,” he said. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Monday that she would announce a process in which the city will take inventory of the various monuments, paintings “and other things that memorialize” Chicago’s past and history. “In time, our team will determine there are no monuments to African Americans in this city,” Lightfoot said. “There are no monuments to women. There are no monuments that reflect the contributions of people in the city of Chicago who contributed to the greatness of this city.”)

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Mayor Lightfoot removes Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-lightfoot-plans-to-remove-christopher-columbus-statue-in-grant-park-report

WGN TV
— Christopher Columbus statues removed from Chicago’s Grant Park, Little Italy – Judy Wang, AP (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?
)
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/christopher-columbus-statues-removed-in-grant-park-and-little-italy/
— Black Lives Matter Chicago files lawsuits against CPD, police union and federal government – Kelly Davis
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/blm-file-lawsuit-against-chicago-police-fop-and-fed-government/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot has Christopher Columbus statue removed from Chicago’s Grant Park in middle of the night – GREGORY PRATT, PETER NICKEAS and ARMANDO L. SANCHEZ (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-chicago-christopher-columbus-statue-grant-park-lori-lightfoot-20200724-2hsbobbt7ndmpmkgyh6vfl7cvq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-joe-biden-trump-racist-20200723-btcoo3fe6ncifnw4liu6bt7bmi-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Christopher Columbus statue taken down hours after Lightfoot ordered its removal Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd) told the Chicago Sun-Times late Thursday that the mayor made “a unilateral decision” to take that statue down along with another in Arrigo Park on the Near West Side. – Tom Schuba (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/7/23/21336740/lightfoot-removal-statue-christopher-columbus-grant-park
— Barack Obama, Joe Biden buddy up in 2020 campaign video punching at Donald Trump When it comes to jabbing, Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Joe Biden know a thing or two about translating rope-a-dope strategy into the political ring. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/23/21336228/barack-obama-joe-biden-buddy-up-in-2020-democratic-campaign-video-punching-at-donald-trump
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hater promotes hatred against Trump.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/23/21336172/trump-out-of-control-federal-response-covid-19-mona-charen
— CPD locks down headquarters for activists’ ‘block party’ About 25 people associated with the group Good Kids Mad City showed up to play music from their cars, blow bubbles and write on the sidewalks with chalk. Roughly 50 CPD officers guarded the main doors, while at least a dozen more guarded auxiliary entrances around the sprawling building. – Sam Charles
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/23/21336175/chicago-police-department-cpd-lockdown-headquarters-for-activists-block-party

DAILY HERALD
— Mayors may have to play hardball with residents over COVID complacency – Editorial (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200724/editorial-mayors-may-have-to-play-hardball-with-residents-over-covid-complacency
— DuPage County launches annual budget survey – Evan Shields
https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20200723/dupage-county-launches-annual-budget-survey
— There are plenty of dangers with voting by mail – Byron York
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20200724/there-are-plenty-of-dangers-with-voting-by-mail

WBEZ
— Nonprofit To Chase Bank: Give Chicago’s Black And Latino Neighborhoods $1 Billion – Linda Lutton
https://www.wbez.org/stories/nonprofit-to-chase-bank-give-chicagos-black-and-latino-neighborhoods-1-billion/b6f1824c-c483-4251-8a19-1f2784a23e35

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, BLM makes it clear that it wants to destroy every municipality in America.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/black-protesters-say-focus-on-feds-hasnt-derailed-message/article_3ff4bd13-794f-5cb1-983e-fe332308e59a.html

WIREPOINTS
— Seven facts parents and teachers should know about the risks of reopening Chicago Public Schools – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/seven-facts-parents-and-teachers-should-know-about-the-risks-of-reopening-chicago-public-schools-wirepoints/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Choosing the Gay Lifestyle Over Family and Christ – Israel Wayne
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/choosing-the-gay-lifestyle-over-family-and-christ/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— WHY MANY HAVE COME TO DESPISE THE NFL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/why-many-have-come-to-despise-the-nfl.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley accuses Trump of fueling chaos in Portland – Alex Swoyer (DIERSEN: If/when the Democrats destroy your municipality, who will your mayor blame?)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/23/oregon-sen-jeff-merkley-accuses-donald-trump-fueli/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— 186,700 illegal immigrants from 130 nations stopped by Trump’s coronavirus border closure – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/186-700-illegal-immigrants-from-130-nations-stopped-by-trumps-covid-border-closure
— ‘Do something’: Portland mayor tear gassed alongside protesters demanding his resignation – Madison Dibble (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/do-something-portland-mayor-tear-gassed-alongside-protesters-demanding-his-resignation

TOWNHALL
— Chicago Mayor Surrenders to Mob Over Columbus Statues – Leah Barkoukis (DIERSEN: Needless-to-say, this motivates hate-filled Trump-haters to promote even more hatred against those who are the following: law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Italian American, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2020/07/24/christopher-columbus-statue-chicago-n2573056

FOX NEWS
— Chicago anti-police protesters target mayor’s home after her call with Trump The mayor and President Trump recently discussed plans for federal officers to deploy to the city – Brie Stimson (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/chicago-anti-police-protesters-target-mayors-home-after-her-call-with-trump –
— Chicago needs federal help to stop senseless killings Overall, so far this year, 2,150 people have been shot in the city of Chicago – Tucker Carlson (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-chicago-federal-help-killings
— Colorado GOP lawmaker describes Antifa’s ‘total violence’ at ‘Back the Blue’ rally Rep. Neville says the clash was ‘the most dangerous situation’ he’s been in since his Army combat duty – Julia Musto
https://www.foxnews.com/media/colorado-lawmaker-antifa-attack-back-blue-rally

BREITBART
— Chicago’s Lightfoot Appeases Mob, ‘Unilaterally’ Removes Columbus Statue – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/24/nolte-chicagos-lightfoot-appeases-mob-unilaterally-removes-columbus-statue/
— Blue State Blues: What ‘Peaceful Protest’ Really Is — and What It Is Not – JOEL B. POLLAK (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/24/blue-state-blues-what-peaceful-protest-really-is-and-what-it-is-not/

DAILY WIRE
— Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Introduces Bill That Would Have Democrat Party Change Name Or ‘Be Barred From Participation In The House’ Due To Past Support Of Slavery, Confederacy – Ryan Saavedra
https://www.dailywire.com/news/congressman-introduces-bill-that-would-have-democratic-party-change-name-or-be-barred-from-participation-in-the-house-due-to-past-support-of-slavery-confederacy

PJ MEDIA
— Joe Biden Says America Has ’Never’ Had a More Racist President Than Trump. Here Are 8. – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/07/22/what-joe-bidens-gobsmackingly-absurd-claim-about-trumps-racism-n672404

NEWSMAX
— Big Tech Unmasked as Anti-conservative by Project Veritas – Michael Cozzi
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/big-tech-censorship-conservatives-project-veritas/2020/07/24/id/978786/

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-haters say “Sinking Trump seeks to squash GOP dissent.”
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/508758-sinking-trump-seeks-to-squash-gop-dissent

POLITICO
— 8 Big Reasons Election Day 2020 Could Be a Disaster You may think you know how bad Nov. 3 will be. But all signs point to something far, far worse. – GARRETT M. GRAFF
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/07/24/2020-election-disaster-perfect-storm-372778

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Facebook’s voting labels on candidate posts sow confusion – BARBARA ORTUTAY
https://apnews.com/d965d369956e2b54b39636cda5b7eb0b

CNN
— Christopher Columbus statue taken down after Chicago mayor orders its removal – Mallika Kallingal (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/us/chicago-mayor-planning-to-remove-columbus-statue/index.html
— Tips for surviving a financial crisis – Madeleine Stix (DIERSEN: Have you had a second job? I worked for Firestone Stores part-time 1971-1972 while I worked for IRS full-time. The money that I earned helped me a) buy a new Chevy Corvette in 1971, b) pay for tuition and books for graduate business courses at Loyola in 1972, and c) buy a new town home in University Park in 1972.)
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/economy/surviving-coronavirus-job-loss-tips/index.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The decision to get a second job in 2018 was a way of boosting her income as her kids started college, but also as protection from the fear she had of putting too much power into the hands of one employer.)

YAHOO NEWS
— OUTSTANDING: Long Island hosts largest Back the Blue rally
https://news.yahoo.com/long-island-hosts-largest-back-094705568.html

NBC NEWS
— Chicago removes Columbus statue in Grant Park overnight after protesters tried to topple it  The city temporarily removed Columbus statues from both Grant Park and Little Italy “in response to demonstrations that became unsafe for both protesters and police,” a statement said. (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-removes-columbus-statue-grant-park-overnight-after-protesters-tried-n1234791

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats crow about their success in making Whites in Portland hate those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders (except Joe Biden), and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. How full of hatred against the aforesaid are the Whites in your municipality?
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/us/portland-oregon-protests-white-race.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-haters promote hatred against America.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/american-exceptionalism-was-our-preexisting-condition/2020/07/22/158f5ab0-cabc-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The hate-filled Trump-hating “Biden predicts that Trump will try to ‘indirectly steal’ the election.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-predicts-that-trump-will-try-to-indirectly-steal-the-election/2020/07/23/cc55fe98-cd3c-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Chicago protesters rally outside mayor’s home to demand defunding of police – Tamar Lapin (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://nypost.com/2020/07/24/hundreds-protest-outside-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoots-home/

NEW YORK DALY NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to Democrats, the fewer Democrats who live in your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, and in your neighborhood, the more that the residents of the aforesaid are White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.
https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-trumps-racist-play-for-the-suburbs-20200724-vy4qz57arjgjblfclsimbgyta4-story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to hate-filled Trump-haters, the following demographics are extremely bad: White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, Protestant, German American, Trump supporter, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, gun owner, and if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/for-u-s-census-documenting-multiracial-heritage-is-harder-than-it-sounds-11595583000

USA TODAY
— Portland mayor tear-gassed by federal officers, warns ‘somebody’s going to die’ during chaotic protests – Trevor Hughes (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/23/portland-protests-mayor-warns-somebodys-going-die/5487981002/
— Chicago removes Christopher Columbus statues from parks after vandalism, protests – AP (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/24/chicago-christopher-columbus-statues-taken-down-after-protests/5500429002/
— 7 ideas to reduce political polarization. And save America from itself. Partisanship becomes equated with patriotism, and destroying the other side becomes the ultimate goal. This is how democracies fall apart. – Rachel Kleinfeld and Aaron Sobel (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs focus on destroying Republicans.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/23/political-polarization-dangerous-america-heres-how-fight-column/5477711002/
— John Lewis urged journalists, ‘be a headlight, not a taillight’ – Nicole Carroll (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating mainstream journalists focus on destroying Trump.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/24/john-lewis-supported-journalists-challenged-them-courageous-civil-rights-truth/5481256002/

AUSTIN STATESMAN
— Hundreds warn City Council to slash Austin police’s budget or ‘we will show you out’ – Ryan Autullo (DIERSEN: How will the mayor of your municipality respond to BLM and LGBTQ demands?)
https://www.statesman.com/news/20200723/hundreds-warn-city-council-to-slash-austin-policersquos-budget-or-lsquowe-will-show-you-outrsquo

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS
— Most Americans Say Social Media Companies Have Too Much Power, Influence in Politics – MONICA ANDERSON
http://jacksonvillefreepress.com/most-americans-say-social-media-companies-have-too-much-power-influence-in-politics/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: About nine-in-ten conservative Republicans (89%) think these companies have too much power, versus 74% of moderate or liberal Republicans.)

NBC CONNECTICUT
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ Rally to Take Place in Hartford
https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/back-the-blue-rally-to-take-place-in-hartford/2306519/

COLUMBUS TELEGRAM
— OUTSTANDING: Officers, community take part in Back the Blue – Hannah Schrodt
https://columbustelegram.com/news/local/officers-community-take-part-in-back-the-blue/article_0287e8e5-0f38-5d0a-9a46-23361a863921.html

SAN ANGELO LIVE
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ March Set for Saturday in San Angelo
https://sanangelolive.com/news/san-angelo/2020-07-23/back-blue-march-set-saturday-san-angelo

KMPH
— OUTSTANDING: Crowds gather in downtown Fresno to march in support of police – Marie Edinger
https://kmph.com/news/local/crowds-gather-in-downtown-fresno-to-march-in-support-of-police

ROCKLAND REPORT
— POLICE & FIREBack The Blue Rally Planned for August 2 in Pearl River
https://www.rocklandreport.com/back-the-blue-rally-planned-for-august-2-in-pearl-river/

NEWS HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ Downriver Rally to show support for law enforcement officers – Jim Kasub
https://www.thenewsherald.com/news/back-the-blue-downriver-rally-to-show-support-for-law-enforcement-officers/article_647ca386-ccfa-11ea-9f06-c3f804bda699.html

CAPITAL GAZETTE
— OUTSTANDING: Maryland Republicans delegates host Back the Blue rally in Annapolis to support law enforcement – BROOKS DUBOSE
https://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland/annapolis/ac-cn-annapolis-police-rally-20200724-20200723-jl4lfbqgbjhxlhcv4hzfzunr2i-story.html

PROPUBLICA
— What People Who Live in Mostly White Towns Need to Know About History – Logan Jaffe (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who demonize, denigrate, and condemn my hometown of Crete as having been full of conservative German American Missouri Synod Lutheran Republicans through the 1970s. I would focus on those in Wheaton’s West District, Wheaton, Milton Township, DuPage County’s 4th District, DuPage County, and Illinois who have demonstrated their hatred for those who are conservative, German American, Missouri Synod Lutheran, and/or Republican. I would focus on those who have/had lots of religious, government, political, and/or financial clout.)
https://www.propublica.org/article/what-people-who-live-in-mostly-white-towns-need-to-know-about-history

NEWSWEEK
— Colorado GOP Lawmaker Urges Trump to Deploy Feds in Denver Over ‘Violence’ – BRENDAN COLE
https://www.newsweek.com/colorado-denver-gop-trump-deploy-feds-violence-1520209

July 20 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Federal agents will deploy to Chicago as part of anti-violence effort; Mayor Lightfoot responds in letter to President Trump – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel, Ross Weidner and Cate Cauguiran
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/federal-agents-will-deploy-to-chicago-as-part-of-anti-violence-effort/6325587/

NBC5
— Lightfoot Has ‘Great Concerns’ About Possibility Trump Could Send Feds to Chicago Chicago’s top cop had a different reaction
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/lightfoot-has-great-concerns-about-possibility-trump-could-send-feds-to-chicago/2307935/

CBS2
— Protesters March From Federal Plaza Toward Trump Tower In Wake Of Report Of 175 Federal Agents Coming To Chicago
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/protesters-march-from-federal-plaza-toward-trump-tower-in-wake-of-report-of-175-federal-agents-coming-to-chicago/
— In Letter, Mayor Lightfoot Urges President Trump Not To Send Federal Agents To Chicago, Saying It ‘Would Spell Disaster’
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/20/mayor-lori-lightfoot-concerned-about-trump-possibly-deploying-federal-agents-in-chicago-thats-not-what-we-need/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Republicans mandate at-home COVID-19 pre-convention test for attendees as cases spike in Florida The RNC said it will pay for the “in-home” COVID-19 testing for anyone attending the Jacksonville presidential convention next month. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/20/21331975/republicans-mandate-home-covid-19-pre-convention-test-attendees-cases-spike-florida
— As violence skyrockets in Chicago, Trump’s ‘police state’ strategy isn’t the solution Good police work — not a police state — is essential to bringing down crime rates. But we also have the means as a city and a nation to do so much more. – Editorial
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/7/20/21331788/gun-violence-trump-federal-agents-shootings-chicago-portland-suntimes-editorial

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,173 new known COVID-19 cases as Lightfoot bans indoor service at Chicago bars and city adds other restrictions
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200720-2bspyeyzqfe6nbvievfif7xxae-story.html
— Homeland Security making plans to deploy some 150 agents in Chicago this week, with scope of duty unknown – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-dhs-deployment-20200720-dftu5ychwbcxtg4ltarh5qnwma-story.html
— Chicago fast-food workers join ‘Strike for Black Lives’ with march downtown – ABDEL JIMENEZ
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-workers-strike-for-black-lives-20200720-i2dz3k4vyjasrl3td3wyy46dee-story.html
— The right way to remove statues – Editorial (DIERSEN: Remove statutes of Confederates today, and then tomorrow, remove statutes of those who were conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-columbus-chicago-protest-lightfoot-20200720-54rhivdry5flvf5nqxpinsbssq-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Madigan’s still in, leaving Democrats sending mixed messages about corruption probe – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200720/madigans-still-in-leaving-democrats-sending-mixed-messages-about-corruption-probe
— DuPage allocates $1 million to promote hotels, other businesses – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200720/dupage-allocates-1-million-to-promote-hotels-other-businesses
— Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200720/workers-protest-racial-inequality-on-day-of-national-strike
— LGBTQ+ group condemns hateful vandalism found in Wheaton park – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Anti-LGBTQ+ vandalism is used to promote LGBTQ+ activity.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200720/lgbtq-group-condemns-hateful-vandalism-found-in-wheaton-park
— ‘It’s not too much to mask’: McHenry County leaders launch campaign to encourage face coverings – Kelli Duncan
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200720/its-not-too-much-to-mask-mchenry-county-leaders-launch-campaign-to-encourage-face-coverings

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Chicago rolls back some reopening rules amid COVID rise Bars, restaurants, gyms and indoor gatherings are all affected by the city tightening up restrictions. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/chicago-rolls-back-some-reopening-rules-amid-covid-rise

JOURNAL COURIER
— Calls grow louder for speaker resignation Powerful state leader caught up in utility scheme admission – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Calls-grow-louder-for-speaker-resignation-15419685.php

HERALD & REVIEW
— Charges filed against St. Louis couple who had guns outside home – ROBERT PATRICK
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/charges-filed-against-st-louis-couple-who-had-guns-outside-home/article_b7d46286-875f-5b92-9143-904d967796c3.html

WHEATON PATCH
— Anti-Gay Vandalism Found In Adams Park In Wheaton “After a successful pride month, this is a massive blow to the LGBTQ+ community,” OUTspoken Leaders said in a statement. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Anti-LGBTQ+ vandalism is used to promote LGBTQ+ activity.)
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/anti-gay-vandalism-found-adams-park-wheaton-reports

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Dems’ “Keep Mike in Office” Mantra Continues
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/20/dems-keep-mike-in-office-mantra-continues/
— McConchie on Pensions
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/20/147597/
— Postage for Jack Franks Taxpayer-Financed Puff Piece
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/20/postage-for-jack-franks-taxpayer-financed-puff-piece/
— Townships Labeled “A Tar Pit”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/19/townships-labeled-a-tar-pit/
— Ugaste Calls for Madigan’s Resignation, Pritzker to Call Ethics Session
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/18/ugaste-calls-for-madigans-resignation-pritzker-to-call-ethics-session/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— NEW TRUMP AD: YOU WON’T BE SAFE IN JOE BIDEN’S AMERICA
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/new-trump-ad-you-wont-be-safe-in-joe-bidens-america.html
— COMED $200M FINE WILL END UP HURTING ILLINOIS RESIDENTS, SAYS GOP STATE SENATE CANDIDATE ERIC WALLACE
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/comed-200m-fine-will-end-up-hurting-illinois-residents-says-gop-state-senate-candidate-eric-wallace.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 1,173 new cases, 6 additional deaths, 3.0 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/20/1173-new-cases-6-additional-deaths-30-percent-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Allen West elected chairman of Texas GOP, vows no more ‘watered down conservatism’ – Jennifer Harper
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/20/allen-west-elected-chairman-of-texas-gop-vows-no-m/

FOX NEWS
— Trump vows to send feds into cities facing violence, as DHS reportedly drafts Chicago deployment plan ‘We will have more federal law enforcement,’ Trump says – Andrew O’Reilly
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-vows-to-send-federal-agents-dhs-chicago

GOPUSA
— Law And Order Will Win Election
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=92066

BREITBART
— Michelle Malkin, Others Assaulted by Antifa at Pro-Police Rally in Denver – ALLUM BOKHARI
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/20/michelle-malkin-others-assaulted-by-antifa-at-pro-police-rally-in-denver/
— Donald Trump Vows Deployment of More Federal Forces in Major Cities – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/20/donald-trump-vows-deployment-more-federal-forces-major-cities/
— Workers protest racial inequality on day of national strike – AP (DIERSEN: Fighting racial inequality is code for getting rid of Republicans, and especially for getting rid of Republicans who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.breitbart.com/news/thousands-to-walk-off-job-to-protest-racial-inequality/

FEDERALIST
— Teaching Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility’ Will Get You Sued Legions of ‘trainers’ holding up ‘White Fragility’ are indoctrinating government agencies, corporate workforces, and schools. People subjected to it have good grounds for a lawsuit. – Adam Mill (DIERSEN: The anti-racism training industry promotes hatred not only against Trump, but against individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Protestant, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/20/teaching-robin-diangelos-white-fragility-will-get-you-sued/

TOWNHALL
— Brace for the Backlash – Kurt Schlichter
https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/07/20/brace-for-the-backlash-n2572721

PATRIOT POST
— Democrats: Make Illegal Immigration Great Again Despite the economic devastation borne by Americans, Dems are pushing for illegals. – Arnold Ahlert
https://patriotpost.us/articles/72259-democrats-make-illegal-immigration-great-again-2020-07-20

ONE NEWS NOW
— America heading toward a bad case of the Blues A tea party activist says patriotic Americans need to stop worrying about the coronavirus and, instead, start worrying about losing their freedoms under a Democrat-run federal government. – Chad Groening, Jody Brown
https://onenewsnow.com/politics-govt/2020/07/20/america-heading-toward-a-bad-case-of-the-blues

EPOCH TIMES
— Former Rep. West Elected Texas Republican Party Chairman – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/former-rep-allen-west-becomes-chairman-of-texas-gop_3430781.html
— Trump Vows to Send Federal Agents Into Cities Facing Violence President names Chicago, Detroit, New York, Baltimore, Oakland, and Philadelphia – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-vows-to-send-federal-agents-into-cities-facing-violence_3431187.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Thousands of U.S. workers walk out in ‘Strike for Black Lives’ Organizers say economic inequality and systemic racism have only worsened since the pandemic – Jacob Bogage
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/20/strike-for-black-lives/

MARIETTA TIMES
— OUTSTANDING: Public turns out for ‘Back the Blue’ rally – Madeline Scarborough
https://www.mariettatimes.com/uncategorized/2020/07/public-turns-out-for-back-the-blue-rally/

KAIT8
— OUTSTANDING: ‘Back the Blue’ rally held in Myrtle Beach to show support for law enforcement – Katherine Phillips
https://www.kait8.com/2020/07/20/back-blue-rally-held-myrtle-beach-show-support-law-enforcement/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters See Media A Lot More Eager To Help Biden Than Trump
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2020/voters_see_media_a_lot_more_eager_to_help_biden_than_trump

July 17 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Gov. JB Pritzker joins calls for Mike Madigan’s resignation if ComEd corruption ties confirmed – Craig Wall and Stacey Baca
https://abc7chicago.com/mike-madigan-comed-news-com-ed/6322416/
— ComEd to pay $200M in federal bribery investigation; Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan implicated in charge US Attorney John Lausch, Jr. spoke on case Friday – Chuck Goudie and Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidne
https://abc7chicago.com/madigan-implicated-in-federal-bribery-charge-/6321771/
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Protesters vandalize Christopher Columbus Statue in Grant Park (DIERSEN: This is a hate crime.)
https://abc7chicago.com/community-events/chicago-police-respond-to-large-protest-by-columbus-statue/6322723/

NBC5
— Virus Updates: US Reaches Single-Day High of New Cases for 2nd Day – Mike Stobbe and Nicky Forster
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/virus-updates-military-helps-overwhelmed-california-hospitals-hearing-set-for-michigan-bar-tied-to-outbreak/2306619/

CBS2
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Protesters Try To Tear Down Columbus Statue In Chicago’s Grant Park (DIERSEN: This is a hate crime.)
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/17/protesters-chicago-grant-park-columbus-statue/

WGN TV
— Large protest erupts at Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park (DIERSEN: This is a hate-crime.)
https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/large-protest-erupts-at-christopher-columbus-statue-in-grant-park/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Attempt to topple Christopher Columbus statue in Chicago’s Grant Park – ALICE YIN (DIERSEN: This is a hate crime.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-police-christopher-columbus-protest-20200718-ea62bmy6ujgh7cbeofrpwbakse-story.html
— Michael Madigan’s future is on the brink even without him being charged The conduct the feds attribute to ‘Public Official A’ is so outrageous maybe we can seriously think about forcing the powerful Illinois House speaker to resign without waiting for him to be charged. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2020/7/17/21329025/michael-madigan-michael-mcclain-comed-commonwealth-edison
— ‘Velvet Hammer’ takes a pounding — friends and foes tell Madigan to resign in wake of ComEd bribery case “People who are in public service need to live up to the integrity of the job that they’re asked to do,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said. “And so if it turns out that these things are true, he’s going to have to resign.” – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/17/21329133/mike-madigan-resign-comed-reaction-illinois-general-assembly-house
— Looks like U.S. attorney has Madigan in his sights But prosecutor may need some folks to flip on Madigan or find a paper trail that leads to Madigan’s door. – Rich Miller
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/7/17/21328966/rich-miller-michael-madigan-john-lausch-comed-suntimes

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Federal investigation draws closer to Madigan as ComEd will pay $200 million fine in alleged bribery scheme; Pritzker says speaker ‘must resign’ if allegations true – DAN HINKEL, RICK PEARSON, ALICE YIN, MEGAN CREPEAU and ANNIE SWEENEY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-comed-madigan-investigation-fine-20200717-y6w2givqzrcyvafyjny7fjw434-story.html
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 1,384 new known COVID-19 cases reported as state sets testing record for 2nd day in a row; CPS proposes a ‘hybrid-learning model’ for fall
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20200717-hqn6iairarh5hnjrembyap4kyy-story.html
— President Trump calls Chicago, New York ‘stupidly run’ when Fox News host asked about violent crime in both cities – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-trump-calls-chicago-stupidly-run-city-20200717-wudjgyaifzcqxjemsgr2u63dhm-story.html
— Time to step down, Mr. Speaker – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-madigan-comed-corruption-bribery-20200717-4wbzut7qznfwrl4njlm6wry4xy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— Democrats blast Cronin over naming Tornatore to fill DiCianni’s committee chair role – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200717/democrats-blast-cronin-over-naming-tornatore-to-fill-diciannis-committee-chair-role
— Latest reports show COVID-19 fundraising challenges in 14th District race – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200717/latest-reports-show-covid-19-fundraising-challenges-in-14th-district-race
— Attorney who worked at DuPage courthouse while awaiting COVID-19 test result causes a stir – Charles Keeshan and Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200717/attorney-who-worked-at-dupage-courthouse-while-awaiting-covid-19-test-result-causes-a-stir

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker hits Madigan as embattled speaker denies misconduct The pressure is building on the longtime Democratic House leader as federal agents subpoena his offices. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-hits-madigan-embattled-speaker-denies-misconduct

FOX ILLINOIS
— State officials respond to federal investigation that implicates Madigan
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/state-officials-respond-to-federal-investigation-that-implicates-madigan

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— IL GOP CHAIRMAN CALLS FOR SPEAKER MADIGAN TO RESIGN AMIDST FEDERAL ETHICS SCANDAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/il-gop-chairman-calls-for-speaker-madigan-to-resign-amidst-federal-ethics-scandal-.html
— IVES RESPONDS TO PRITZKER/MADIGAN SCANDAL. CASTEN REMAINS SILENT.
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/ives-responds-to-pritzkermadigan-scandal-casten-remains-silent.html
— IL CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION COMMENTS ON CORRUPTION SCANDAL SURROUNDING SPEAKER MADIGAN AND GOVERNOR PRITZKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/07/il-congressional-delegation-comments-on-corruption-scandal-surrounding-speaker-madigan-and-governor-.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP responds: “This is unprecedented”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/17/ilgop-responds-this-is-unprecedented/
— Pritzker: “If these allegations of wrongdoing by the speaker are true, there is no question that he will have betrayed the public trust and he must resign”
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/17/pritzker-if-these-allegations-of-wrongdoing-by-the-speaker-are-true-there-is-no-question-that-he-will-have-betrayed-the-public-trust-and-he-must-resign/

GOPUSA
— Millionaires For Humanity: Tax Us! Tax Us! Tax Us!
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=91848

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— What’s Really Behind Mask Mandate Mania?
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2020/07/17/whats-really-behind-mask-mandate-mania/

BREITBART
— Kris Kobach: Even Talk of Amnesty Drives Up Illegal Immigration – Robert Kraychik
https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/07/17/kris-kobach-even-talk-of-amnesty-drives-up-illegal-immigration/
— Mike Pence Warns of Biden’s Turn to Socialism: ‘It Looks to Me like Bernie Won’ – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/mike-pence-warns-bidens-turn-socialism-looks-bernie-won/
— Illegal Immigration’s Drain on U.S. Hospitals Spikes in Recent Months – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/17/illegal-immigrations-drain-on-u-s-hospitals-spikes-in-recent-months/

BLAZE
— BEYOND OUTRAGEOUS: Joe Biden vows to completely outlaw new production of gas-powered cars if elected – PHIL SHIVER
https://www.theblaze.com/news/biden-outlaw-gas-powered-cars

NEWSMAX
— Poll: Ageism Is Rampant
https://www.newsmax.com/Health/health-news/ageism-senior-citizens-aging/2020/07/17/id/977711/

TOWNHALL REVIEW
— The Cancel Culture Adds to Its List of Victims
http://townhallreview.com/2020/07/the-cancel-culture-adds-to-its-list-of-victims/

THE HILL
— Why America has to avoid amnesty – MICHAEL HOWELL
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/507853-why-america-has-to-avoid-amnesty

WASHINGTON POST
— Defense secretary effectively bans Confederate flags from military bases while rejecting ‘divisive symbols’ – Dan Lamothe (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, the American flag is a “divisive symbol.’)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/confederate-flag-military-bases-ban/2020/07/17/301e9b48-c832-11ea-a9d3-74640f25b953_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Exelon Unit to Pay $200 Million to Settle Bribe Case Involving Illinois House Speaker Associates of long-serving Speaker Michael Madigan received jobs, contracts, ComEd admits – Joe Barrett
https://www.wsj.com/articles/exelon-unit-to-pay-200-million-to-settle-bribe-case-involving-illinois-house-speaker-11595007263

NEWSWEEK
— After Reparations Study Suggests $151 Million for Each African American, Experts Say Money Alone Isn’t Enough – JACOB JARVIS
https://www.newsweek.com/reparations-slavery-cost-more-just-money-1518649

SALON
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Constructively, Democrat states have declared war on Republican states, Democrat counties have declared war on Republican counties, Democrat townships have declared war on Republican townships, and Democrat municipalities have declared war on Republican municipalities. For their self-defense, Republicans are buying more and more and more firearms and ammunition.
https://www.salon.com/2020/07/17/desperate-trump-and-republicans-will-try-to-win-2020-by-declaring-war-on-the-cities/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Blacks in Government President Seeks to Boost Recruiting, Mentoring and Advocacy at Federal Agencies – COURTNEY BUBLÉ (DIERSEN: How soon, if not already, will all federal employees be one or more of the following: Democrat, Libertarian, Green, RINO, liberal, moderate, non-White, female, younger, LGBTQ, veteran, non-Protestant, non-German American, disabled, recent immigrant, etc.?)
https://www.govexec.com/workforce/2020/07/blacks-government-president-seeks-boost-recruiting-mentoring-and-advocacy-federal-agencies/166815/

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— 63% Say Most News Organizations Are Politically Biased
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/july_2020/63_say_most_news_organizations_are_politically_biased
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Democrats (42%), however, are far less likely than Republicans (87%) and voters not affiliated with either major party (63%) to believe most news organizations are politically biased.)

ZILLOW
— FOR SALE: 801 Golf Lane, Wheaton – $435,000
https://www.zillow.com/wheaton-il/X1-SS1apc9gppw622z_3o1g1_sse/4447746_zpid/

July 16 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Ivanka Trump defends Goya Foods post that watchdogs call unethical – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/ivanka-trump-defends-goya-post-that-watchdogs-call-unethical–/6320051/

NBC5
— Trump’s Grand GOP Convention Plans Shrink as Virus Surges RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said in a letter to RNC members that only the roughly 2,500 regular delegates to the convention would be permitted to attend the opening three nights of the convention – Zeke Miller
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/gop-restricts-convention-attendance-over-coronavirus-fears/2306098/
— Illinois Reports More Than 1,200 New Coronavirus Cases, State Sets Daily Testing Record In all, 43,006 new specimens were returned to laboratories in the state, marking a new daily testing record for the state
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/illinois-reports-more-than-1200-new-coronavirus-cases-as-state-sets-new-daily-testing-record/2306325/

CBS2
— Illinois reports 1,257 new cases of COVID-19, including 25 additional deaths
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/illinois-reports-1257-new-cases-of-covid-19-including-25-additional-deaths

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana shops in Naperville could be 250 feet from homes based on Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation – SUZANNE BAKER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-naperville-pot-shop-possible-locations-st-0717-20200716-tbfqx2n5ifd3jfrbd7gwt3g5au-story.html
— Politics, connections played into hiring at Cook County agency in charge of handling property tax appeals, inspector general report finds – ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cook-county-board-of-review-inspector-general-report-20200716-htsfpirkjfhopkpauj7yvezij4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ‘Mild uptick’ in Illinois coronavirus cases prompts Pritzker to worry state ‘heading the wrong direction’ Following a peak month of May, daily caseloads exceeded 1,000 just twice in June. That’s already happened five times midway through July, with the state averaging about 923 new cases each day. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/16/21327610/illinois-covid-cases-deaths-pritzker-reopening-july-16
— Know-who over know-how? Clout alive and kicking in Cook County Board of Review hiring, watchdog finds The inspector general found the board has no formal hiring process, hired people “despite incomplete application materials and lack of formal process,” and asks job applicants “‘who recommended you to us?’” – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2020/7/16/21327334/clout-patronage-cook-county-board-review-hiring-inspector-general-blanchard-patlak-rogers-cabonargi

DAILY HERALD
— Downtown Wheaton shopkeeper Robert Sandberg remembered for doing things his own way – Katlyn Smith (DIERSEN: Mr. Sandberg was a Republican voter in my precinct 1999-2015.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200716/downtown-wheaton-shopkeeper-remembered-for-doing-things-his-own-way
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Since his death, flowers have been left outside the clothing business. His wife said Thursday it’s too soon to say what will happen to the building. “While I understand the community interest in the development of Mr. Sandburg’s building, at this time it is important to give the family time to grieve their loss,” Downtown Wheaton Association Executive Director Elle Withall said in a statement. “When the family is ready to move forward with a decision on the property the DWA will be here to offer any assistance we can to ensure the best use for the development of downtown Wheaton.” . . . A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. Only 50 attendees are allowed at any given time because of COVID-19 safety protocols. For those unable to attend, a livestream will be available on the funeral home’s website. Memorial donations can be sent to Friends of DuPage County Animal Care and Control, 120 N County Farm Road, Wheaton.)
— Illinois reports 1,257 new COVID-19 cases, 25 more deaths, tests exceed 43,000 – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200716/illinois-reports-1257-new-covid-19-cases-25-more-deaths-tests-exceed-43000
— DuPage to dole out up to $43 million to help towns during COVID-19 crisis – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200716/dupage-to-dole-out-up-to-43-million-to-help-towns-during-covid-19-crisis
— Hearing in suit against stay-at-home order delayed – Rebecca Anzel
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200716/hearing-in-suit-against-stay-at-home-order-delayed
— Juneteenth won’t be a DuPage County holiday in 2021 – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20200716/juneteenth-wont-be-a-dupage-county-holiday-in-2021

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Pritzker lawsuit seeks face mask order for Illinois schools – AP
https://www.bnd.com/news/article244288002.html

CHICAGO PATCH
— Poll Results: 40 Percent Say They Don’t Get Mail For Days, Weeks “The U.S. Postal Service is a disgrace. Speaking for my community, we are sick and tired of the excuses,” Ald. Matt O’Shea says. – Mark Konkol
https://patch.com/illinois/chicago/poll-results-40-percent-say-they-dont-get-mail-days-weeks

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Jack Franks Takes $66,915 from Campaign Fund for Legal Fees
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/16/jack-franks-takes-66915-from-campaign-fund-for-legal-fees/
— McHenry County Democrats Have $29,500 in the Bank
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/16/mchenry-county-democrats-have-29500-in-the-bank/
— IL-06/IL-14: Underwood and Casten Have over $3 Million in the Bank for the Fall
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/16/il-06-il-14-underwood-and-casten-have-over-3-million-in-the-bank-for-the-fall/
— Races–Who’s Running for What in McHenry County
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2020/07/16/races-whos-running-for-what/

CAPITOL FAX
— Our sorry state: 14.6 percent unemployment rate; 946,400 still collecting benefits
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/16/our-sorry-state-146-percent-unemployment-rate-946400-still-collecting-benefits/
— Gov. Pritzker, Dr. Ezike, Superintendent Ayala sue three schools over refusal to impose mask requirement
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/16/gov-pritzker-dr-ezike-superintendent-ayala-sue-three-schools-over-refusal-to-impose-mask-requirement/
— 1,257 new cases, 25 additional deaths, 3.1 percent positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2020/07/16/1257-new-cases-25-additional-deaths-31-percent-positivity-rate/

BREITBART
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot: Chicago Needs More Gun Control – AWR HAWKINS
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/16/mayor-lori-lightfoot-chicago-needs-more-gun-control/
— Catholics Hold Vigil at Virgin Mary Statue Torched by Vandals – ASHLEY OLIVER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/15/watch-catholics-hold-vigil-at-virgin-mary-statue-torched-by-vandals/
— Chattanooga Beheading of Virgin Mary Statue Is Latest Attack on Catholic Church – JOHN NOLTE
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/07/16/nolte-chattanooga-beheading-of-virgin-mary-statue-is-latest-attack-on-catholic-church/
— ‘Good Shepherd’ Jesus Statue Decapitated Inside Florida Church – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/faith/2020/07/16/photo-jesus-statue-decapitated-inside-florida-church/

NEWSMAX
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Federal Watchdog: Black Lives Matter Is Not a Political Activity – Marisa Herman (DIERSEN: BLM is anti-Republican, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage, anti-traditional family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Protestant, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsmax.com/politics/black-lives-matter-hatch-act-osc-federal-employees/2020/07/16/id/977552/

PJ MEDIA
— Trump PAC Ad: Joe Biden ‘Disagrees’ With the Statement ‘Black Lives Matter’ – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/election/tyler-o-neil/2020/07/16/trump-pac-ad-joe-biden-disagrees-with-the-statement-black-lives-matter-n651787

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Trump Is Way Down in the Polls – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/trumps-troubling-polling/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democratic Officials Tell Congress Members and Party Delegates to Skip Convention
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/us/elections/biden-vs-trump.html

FORBES
— The Most Insidious Form Of Age Discrimination At Work – Patti Temple Rocks
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2020/07/16/the-most-insidious-form-of-age-discrimination-at-work/

ATLANTIC
— Trumpism Is the New McCarthyism The battle to define this president’s legacy is already under way. Centrists and the activist left fundamentally disagree over what Trump represents. – Peter Beinart
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/trumpism-will-be-new-mccarthyism/614254/

LGBTQ NATION
— Donald Trump congratulates Poland’s anti-LGBTQ president & calls him “my friend” Andrzej Duda won reelection by campaigning against LGBTQ adoption and marriage. Trump celebrated “his historic re-election.” – Molly Sprayregen
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/07/donald-trump-congratulates-polands-anti-lgbtq-president-calls-friend/

July 12 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 11 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

July 4 Morning Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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