January 14 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 13 Evening Edition

ABC7
— President impeached for historic 2nd time following Capitol riot. The stunning collapse of Trump’s final days in office leaves the nation at an uneasy and unfamiliar juncture. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/live-trump-impeached-for-2nd-time-after-capitol-riot/9615105/
— Rep. Chris Welch succeeds Mike Madigan as Illinois House speaker – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/rep-chris-welch-to-succeed-madigan-as-il-speaker/9623611/
— Massachusetts teen turns in her own family as Capitol rioters
https://abc7chicago.com/9621723/
— Chicago man was inside Pelosi’s office, feds say; Jefferson Park home raided – Chuck Goudie and Ross Weidner, Christine Tressel and Barb Markoff
https://abc7chicago.com/jefferson-park-man-was-inside-pelosis-office-feds/9628722/

NBC5
— Chicago-Area Christian Scholars and Pastors Denounce Behavior of Capitol Rioters – Chris Coffey
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-area-christian-scholars-and-pastors-denounce-behavior-of-capitol-rioters/2416058/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— In the spotlight with Trump impeachment, Illinois GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger won’t rule out a statewide run Kinzinger is one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday. “I will be part of this battle to redefine this party,” he said. – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: The next opportunity to change the Illinois Republican Party platform is in 2024.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/13/22229969/illinois-gop-rep-adam-kinzinger-trump-impeach-republican-party

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— House votes to impeach Trump for a second time, with Republicans this time joining Democrats in historic rebuke – AP
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes. Major donors call the tunes in the Republican Party.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-20210113-xb5i3sxiorfkdcdw3sjkegpyby-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: McConnell called major Republican donors last weekend to gauge their thinking about Trump and was told that Trump had clearly crossed a line.)
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Twice-impeached Trump, GOP bemoan ‘cancel culture’ and asks “If they’re canceled, why are they still so noisy?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/rex-huppke/ct-trump-impeached-cancel-culture-jim-jordan-house-capitol-huppke-20210113-og6kmejp6neldhnb2yxdbedjbe-story.html
— House votes to impeach Trump for the second time, one week after Capitol riot, with 10 Republicans joining in historic rebuke – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-impeachment-20210113-xb5i3sxiorfkdcdw3sjkegpyby-story.html
— Illinois General Assembly approves sweeping criminal justice overhaul that would end cash bail, require cops to wear body cameras – DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-legislature-criminal-justice-20210113-rr6bt2x6jndxff5ttnwhz6qhay-story.html
— Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch, Madigan’s successor as Illinois House speaker, faces questions about his treatment of women – RAY LONG and MEGAN CREPEAU
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-emanuel-chris-welch-illinois-house-speaker-domestic-police-20210113-zhjt76idp5agxnh5wce3kmvnci-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters say “Trump gets the impeachment he deserves.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-impeachment-capitol-kinzinger-20210114-27yzjcxrpbcabosngjr3hq4mkm-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Right side of history: 14 Illinois members of Congress vote to impeach Trump a second time.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-congressional-delegation-impeachment-vote-20210113-4lp5npbhuzauzlex73p2pxyjim-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters vote to impeach Trump.
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210113/donald-trump-is-a-national-security-threat-underwood-other-suburban-reps-vote-to-impeach
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210113/news/301139895/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Kaczmarek promoter says “Fair election was worth the expense.”
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210113/fair-election-was-worth-the-expense

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Madigan’s reign as speaker is over. The Illinois House has voted to elect Emanuel “Chris” Welch its next leader. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/madigans-reign-speaker-over
— State Farm suspends federal campaign donations after Capitol attack. The insurance giant, along with rival Allstate, is among the largest local corporate givers to lawmakers, including many who voted against certifying Biden’s win. – STEVE DANIELS
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/insurance/state-farm-suspends-federal-campaign-donations-after-capitol-attack
— COVID pushes downtown office vacancy to record high. It’s the fallout from new buildings opening, virtually no leasing activity and companies trying to shed space amid the pandemic. – DANNY ECKER
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/covid-pushes-downtown-office-vacancy-record-high
— With Cushman out, who wants to try to lease this Trump space now? Chicago-based Cushman & Wakefield said it will no longer do business with the Trump family business. That means it’s giving up one of the toughest leasing jobs in Chicago. – ALBY GALLUN
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use the second impeachment to make Trump-supporters pariahs, and especially Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/cushman-out-who-wants-try-lease-trump-space-now

CHICAGO HEADLINER CLUB
— CHC stands with journalists attacked for doing their jobs
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about all the times that RINO organizations, RINO candidates, their RINO major donors, their RINO political consultants, their RINO campaign managers, their RINO campaign staff members, and their RINO campaign volunteers who since 2000 have attacked me for my doing my job as your GOPUSA Illinois Editor.)
https://mailchi.mp/ddbf451e5e59/chc-stands-with-journalists-attacked-for-doing-their-jobs

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois National Guard Called to Protect Illinois Capitol
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/illinois-national-guard-called-to-protect-illinois-capitol/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: My Response to Kristina Zahorik, McHenry County Democratic Party Chair
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/lopez011321/
— Prediction: Mike Madigan Will Chair Reapportionment Committee
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/prediction-mike-madigan-will-chair-reapportionment-committee/
— Black, Not Women’s Caucus Favorite Wins Illinois House Speakership
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/black-caucus-favorite-wins-illinois-house-speakership/
— Ugaste Outlines Reasons for Opposing Black Caucus’ 4 AM 764-Page Criminal Reform Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/ugaste-outlines-reasons-for-opposing-black-caucus-4-am-764-page-criminal-reform-bill/
— Weber Trashes, But Not Shocked at Last-Minute Passage of Criminal Legislation Revision
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/weber-trashes-but-not-shocked-at-last-minute-passage-of-criminal-legislation-revision/
— Wilcox Opposes 764-Page “Radical” Criminal Justice Bill Given One Hour to Digest
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/wilcox-opposes-764-page-radical-criminal-justice-bill-given-one-hour-to-digest/
— Madigan Out – Farewell Statement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/madigan-out/
— Terra de Baltz Sends Announcement of Her Run for Grafton Township Assessor
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/terra-de-baltz-sends-announcement-of-her-run-for-grafton-township-assessor/
— Algonquin Township Considering Referendum to Have One Garbage Company for Unincorporated Areas
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/13/algonquin-township-considering-referendum-to-have-one-garbage-company-for-unincorporated-areas/

ILLINOIS REPUBLICAN PARTY
— ILGOP Statement on Top Madigan Ally Chris Welch’s Ascent to the Speakership
https://mailchi.mp/c91dd6746969/icymi-pritzker-admin-mia-while-over-20-of-lasalle-veterans-home-residents-die-of-covid-4709380

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Here is the 764-page Bill on “Police Accountability” – debated 58 minutes after introduction – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/here-is-the-764-page-bill-on-police-accountability-debated-58-minutes-after-introduction/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— FORMER STATE REP. JEANNE IVES RESPONDS TO DEMS REJECTING MADIGAN AS SPEAKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/former-state-rep-jeanne-ives-responds-to-dems-rejecting-madigan-as-speaker.html
— US HOUSE VOTES TO IMPEACH DONALD TRUMP FOR SECOND TIME, LAHOOD EXPLAINS WHY HE VOTED NO
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/us-house-votes-to-impeach-donald-trump-for-second-time-lahood-explains-why-he-voted-no-.html
— IL GOP CLAIMS CREDIT FOR MADIGAN REMOVAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/il-gop-claims-credit-for-madigan-removal.html
— IL DEMS PUSH THROUGH STATEWIDE “DEFUND THE POLICE” BILL IN WEE HOURS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-democrats-focus-on-pushing-through-statewide-defund-the-police-bill-this-week.html
— ILLINOIS RIGHT TO LIFE APPLAUDS WEDNESDAY’S US SUPREME COURT RULING
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/illinois-right-to-life-applauds-wednesdays-us-supreme-court-ruling-.html
— BOST OPPOSES TRUMP REMOVAL TACTICS; OPPONENTS DEMAND HE RESIGN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/bost-opposes-trump-removal-tactics-opponents-demand-he-resign.html
— MADIGAN’S TRUSTED CONFIDANTE REP. CHRIS WELCH ELECTED IL HOUSE SPEAKER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/madigans-trusted-confidante-rep-chris-welch-likely-to-be-elected-next-il-house-speaker-today.html

CAPITOL FAX
— ILGOP on Welch: “Travesty for the people of Illinois”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/ilgop-on-welch-travesty-for-the-people-of-illinois/
— Rep. Kelly Cassidy says she wants “troubling” allegations from Speaker Chris Welch’s past “vigorously reviewed”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/rep-kelly-cassidy-says-she-wants-troubling-allegations-from-speaker-chris-welchs-past-vigorously-reviewed/
— Speaker Welch tells reporters he supports leader term limits and “fair maps,” expects to leave his law firm
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/speaker-welch-tells-reporters-he-supports-leader-term-limits-and-fair-maps-expects-to-leave-his-law-firm/
— React to new House Speaker
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/react-to-new-house-speaker/
— House Republicans complain about process
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/house-republicans-complain-about-process/
— 5,862 new confirmed and probable cases; 97 additional deaths; 3,642 in hospital; 749 in ICU; 7.3 percent cases positivity rate; 8.3 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/5862-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-97-additional-deaths-3642-in-hospital-749-in-icu-73-percent-cases-positivity-rate-83-percent-test-positivity-rate/
— 2021 lame duck session cheat sheet
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/13/2021-lame-duck-session-cheat-sheet/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— New York City cancels business contracts with Trump Organization over riot at Capitol – Dave Boyer
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/13/new-york-city-cancels-business-contracts-trump-org/
— Big Tech is a big fraud with its bogus censorship. Internet giants can’t put 74 million Americans into a ‘memory hole’ – Newt Gingrich
(DIERSEN: By continuing to refuse to treat www.gopillinois.com as being a news website, Google continues to put me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails in a memory hole.)
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/13/big-tech-is-a-big-fraud-with-its-bogus-censorship/
— Impeachment trial won’t begin until after Trump leaves office – Stephen Dinan
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/13/impeachment-trial-wont-begin-until-after-trump-lea/

FOX NEWS
— Trump impeached by House over Capitol riots, becomes first president to face rebuke twice. House approves one article of impeachment of ‘incitement of insurrection’ after deadly Capitol riot. – Marisa Schultz
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-impeaches-president-trump-second-time

GOPUSA
— Democrats Making Move To Classify MAGA Rallies As Domestic Terrorist Activity
(DIERSEN: How soon will the Democrats, their operatives, and their dupes succeed in abolishing the Republican Party, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and Milton Township Republican Organization? In 2012, they succeeded in abolishing TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois.)
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100442
— DOJ Expects Sedition Charges, 20-Year Sentences, For Those In Illegal Capitol Entry
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100456
— Rep. Issa: Democrats “Overplaying” Trump’s Role In Capitol Riot, Associated Deaths
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100460

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— As wave of Republicans are censored online, no penalty for Democrats who have encouraged violence – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/as-wave-of-republicans-are-censored-online-no-penalty-for-democrats-who-have-encouraged-violence/

BREITBART
— House Impeaches President Trump for a Second Time – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/13/house-impeaches-president-trump-for-a-second-time/
— CBS News Poll: 85 Percent of Republicans Oppose Impeaching Trump – KRISTINA WONG
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/13/cbs-news-poll-85-percent-of-republicans-oppose-impeaching-trump/

BLAZE
— House votes to impeach President Trump for a second time. ‘Incitement of insurrection’ – Phil Shiver
https://www.theblaze.com/news/house-impeaches-trump-again

DAILY CALLER
— House Votes To Impeach President Trump For The Second Time – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/13/house-votes-impeach-president-donald-trump-incitement-insurrection/

TOWNHALL
— The Left Wants to Lecture About ‘Lighting Flames?’ They Lit Actual Fires – Katie Pavlich
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2021/01/13/gaetz-the-left-wants-to-lecture-about-lighting-flames-they-lit-actual-fires-n2583087

NEWS BUSTERS
— George Conway: ‘Psychopath’ Trump Worse Than Nixon, Will Forever Be ‘Pariah’ – Mark Finkelstein
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use the second impeachment to make Trump-supporters pariahs, and especially Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/mark-finkelstein/2021/01/13/george-conway-psychopath-trump-worse-nixon-will-forever-be

EPOCH TIMES
— Democrats, 10 Republicans (including Kinzinger) Vote for 2nd Impeachment of Trump – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
(DIERSEN: Of course, Kinzinger wants the next Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Chairman to drive out of the IRP the 2,446,891 in Illinois who voted for Trump, the 193,611 in DuPage County who voted for Trump, the 20,080 in Milton Township who voted for Trump, and the 157 in my precinct who voted for Trump.)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/democrats-nine-republicans-impeach-trump-again_3655278.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-01-13-3
— Trump Calls on Americans to Help Ensure Peaceful Transition: ‘NO Violence’ and ‘NO Lawbreaking’ – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-calls-on-americans-to-help-ensure-peaceful-transition-no-violence-and-no-lawbreaking_3655442.html

THE HILL
— Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) calls Trump a ‘white supremacist president’ on House floor – ARIS FOLLEY
(DIERSEN: Of course, this encourages Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs to get rid of Republicans once and for all even faster, and especially Republicans who are anti-law enforcement officers, Trump-supporters, conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. To call someone a White supremacist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.)
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534084-rep-bush-calls-trump-a-white-supremacist-president-on-house-floor
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist who rose to prominence last year after pulling off a stunning upset victory over longtime Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) in their state’s Democratic primary, in November became the first Black woman to win election to Congress in Missouri.)

POLITICO
— Koch network pledges to shun lawmakers tied to Capitol riots. Other GOP megadonors decline chance to defend Trump or his allies who challenged the election results. – MAGGIE SEVERNS
(DIERSEN: He who pays the piper calls the tunes.)
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/13/koch-network-capitol-riots-459143

CBS NEW YORK
— NYC Moving To Cut Ties With Trump Organization
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use the second impeachment to make Trump-supporters pariahs, and especially Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://news.yahoo.com/nyc-moving-cut-ties-trump-223600594.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Call Trump ‘Danger to the Nation’
(DIERSEN: Of course, Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs will use that to get rid of Republicans once and for all.)
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/13/us/trump-impeachment
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “If It’s Still Trump’s Party, Many Republicans Like Me Will Leave. I need to believe that if I stick with the G.O.P., I will have a fighting chance at changing its direction.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/12/opinion/trump-republicans.html
— New York City Will End Contracts With Trump Over Capitol Riot The mayor said the city would cancel contracts with the Trump Organization for two ice rinks, the Central Park Carousel and the Trump Golf Links in the Bronx. – Emma G. Fitzsimmons
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/nyregion/nyc-trump-golf-carousel-ice-rinks.html

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s sway over GOP slips as end of his term nears.”
https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-01-13/trump-sway-over-gop-visibly-melting-away-as-end-nears

WASHINGTON POST
— The president as pariah: Trump faces a torrent of retribution over his role in the U.S. Capitol siege – David Nakamura
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use the second impeachment to make Trump-supporters pariahs, and especially Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-pariah-siege/2021/01/13/5fd2d69e-55bb-11eb-a931-5b162d0d033d_story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers. The Capitol siege may just be the start.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/13/qanon-capitol-siege-trump/
— About 20,000 National Guardsmen could arrive in Washington, officials say, in swelling inauguration security effort – Missy Ryan and Alex Horton
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/01/13/national-guard-inauguration-security/

SEATTLE TIMES
— The president as pariah: Trump faces a torrent of retribution over his role in the U.S. Capitol siege – David Nakamura
(DIERSEN: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters will use the second impeachment to make Trump-supporters pariahs, and especially Trump-supporters who are law enforcement officers, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/the-president-as-pariah-trump-faces-a-torrent-of-retribution-over-his-role-in-the-u-s-capitol-siege/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— With Nerves Raw and Troops on Guard, House Impeaches President Trump. Capitol becomes a military zone as Congress assigns blame for last week’s riot. – Andrew Duehren and Lindsay Wise
https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-nerves-raw-and-troops-on-guard-house-impeaches-president-trump-11610576178

NEW YORKER
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “President Trump Unplugged” and “The platforms have acted” and asks “Now what?”
https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/big-tech-unplugs-trump

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Can Conservative Media Still Return to Business as Usual?”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/13/magazine/can-conservative-media-still-return-to-business-as-usual.html

January 10 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 9 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 6,717 new cases, 101 deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-6717-new-covid-19-cases-101-deaths-/9499535/
— Criminal Justice reform bill aims to end cash bail, expand police training, maintain police misconduct records – Will Jones
https://abc7chicago.com/police-reform-criminal-justice-house-bill-163-cash-bail/9506894/

NBC5
— A Farewell to @realDonaldTrump, Gone After 57,000 Tweets – Aamer Madhani and Jill Colvin
(DIERSEN: Since 2004, GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails have included links to more than 388,900 articles.)
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/a-farewell-to-realdonaldtrump-gone-after-57000-tweets/2412500/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois GOP to begin seeking state chairman applicants on Monday – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-republican-chairman-20210109-tyqzd5cfebdddetml25jurtivy-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Illinois Republican Party agreed on a time frame for selecting a new state chairman Saturday, launching the process for potential candidates to apply on its website during a 10-day period beginning Monday. The goal, the party’s state central committee agreed, was to select someone by as soon as Jan. 30 to replace Tim Schneider, who announced last month he was stepping down after more than six years in the post. Schneider is leaving the post before his term ends May 23 amid a push by conservative hard-liners on the 18-member committee who sought someone more in line with their views, even though Schneider was an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump’s reelection bid. . .The state GOP leadership committee will meet on Jan. 23 to screen applicants and schedule a date to meet with finalists. A week later, the panel hopes to conclude interviews with finalists with the potential of voting that day on a new chairman. The GOP state central committee established some guidelines for candidates for the post, including a requirement to stay neutral in party primary contests and that the applicant not be a vendor or stakeholder in any campaign, including work for election technology or political consulting firms. In addition, the committee said it was seeking candidates who are not currently salaried public officials or candidates for public office that provides a salary. It also said it preferred candidates who are not registered lobbyists or government employees. The committee, however, did not issue a blanket ban on such applicants and said the individual’s circumstances should be considered by committee members. The final decision will come down to a weighted vote of the state central committee members, representing each of Illinois’ 18 congressional districts, based on 2020 primary results.)
— Pro-Trump rioters who stormed US Capitol now face backlash at work – AP
(DIERSEN: I attended a Bob Dole rally in Wheaton in 1996. That made my Democrat GAO superiors furious. SEE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1996/07/05/dole-takes-pulse-of-the-heartland/913b56e4-dd07-4491-9bb3-7de45ad54d5f/ )
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-trump-mob-backlash-at-work-20210109-yogizaqyaveyjgtmxv5slty7ha-story.html
— Momentum builds among House Democrats to impeach Trump as Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses rioters of choosing ‘their whiteness over democracy’ – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-trump-impeachment-capitol-mob-20210109-2asefgfckjgwvhxn42aburlzqm-story.html
— Democrats are determined to pressure Biden to investigate Trump, whether or not the House pursues impeachment charges – REID J. EPSTEIN AND LISA LERER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-nyt-biden-democrats-trump-investigation-20210110-y5mucegmhnftja3pbcpxeifsme-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— As Madigan hangs on, House Democrats wait for full field of speaker candidates to emerge – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2021/1/8/22221275/madigan-michael-illinois-house-speaker-democrats

DAILY HERALD
— What Illinois Republicans are seeking in a new chairman – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210109/what-illinois-republicans-are-seeking-in-a-new-chairman
(FROM THE ARTICLE: On Saturday, Illinois Republican State Central Committee members approved a process and timeline for replacing Chairman Tim Schneider of Bartlett, who is stepping down. The hope is to name a new chairman by the Jan. 30 meeting, Grogan said. Committee members are “looking forward to getting the best qualified man or woman who comes forward at the helm,” Grogan said. “You have to come in already knowing Illinois politics and the stakeholders.” The committee needs “to go find a Solomon” who can bridge regional and ideological divides, former Republican state senator and gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale said. Typically, the top Republican in the state steers the selection of the party chairman, as former Gov. Bruce Rauner did with Schneider, but right now there’s no apparent kingmaker. Possible contenders include: Illinois National Committeeman Richard Porter, a Northfield attorney; longtime Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar; Cook County Republican Party Chairman and Illinois Republican State Central Committee member Sean Morrison of Palos Park; and Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, who has been a fundraiser for Trump and the Republican National Committee. As of November 2020, the Democratic Party of Illinois had $2.63 million cash on hand and the Republican Party of Illinois had $286,067, according to OpenSecrets.org. Making up the shortfall will require a savvy fundraiser, one comfortable attending chicken dinners and golf outings and building rapport with wealthy Republican influencers like Uline founder Richard Uihlein and Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin. . .He added that process for selecting a new chairman will be posted on the party’s illinois.gop website Monday. It will include an application to be completed by Jan. 21 or 22, followed by “a selection and vetting process, with the conclusion and selection at the end of the month,” he said.)

JOURNAL & TOPICS
— Del Mar Decries Storming Of U.S. Capitol – TOM ROBB
https://www.journal-topics.com/articles/del-mar-decries-storming-of-u-s-capitol/

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— Central Illinois Republicans prepare for post-Trump politics – Kade Heather
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/watch-now-central-illinois-republicans-prepare-for-post-trump-politics/article_f3b5e602-7fa5-5b0e-8eba-8bed94ef7a01.html

SOUTHERN
— Legislation backed by Illinois Attorney General Raoul would reform police certification – RAYMON TRONCOSO
https://thesouthern.com/news/state-and-regional/crime-and-courts/legislation-backed-by-illinois-attorney-general-raoul-would-reform-police-certification/article_c4b813c5-50c2-5585-a76c-70c7dffb0946.html

DAILY REPUBLICAN
— Do Kinzinger’s comments lessen his chances for statewide office? – Rich Miller
https://www.dailyrepublicannews.com/opinion/20210109/rich-miller-do-kinzingers-comments-lessen-his-chances-for-statewide-office

NPR ILLINOIS
— More Than A Dozen GOP State Lawmakers Attended Rally That Gave Way To Riots – BEN PAVIOUR
https://www.npr.org/2021/01/09/955128569/more-than-a-dozen-gop-state-lawmakers-attended-rally-that-gave-way-to-riots
— As Inauguration Nears, Concern Of More Violence Grows – MATTHEW S. SCHWARTZ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/inauguration-nears-concern-grows-more-violence-come#stream/0

WSIL TV
— Illinois House kicks off busy lame duck session – Mike Miletich
https://wsiltv.com/2021/01/08/illinois-house-kicks-off-busy-lame-duck-session/

WFAV
— Clay County State Representative Darren Baily Has Had Enough of Adam Kinzinger
https://www.wfav951.com/2021/01/08/hes-had-enough-of-adam-kinzinger/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— D.C. Four Years Ago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/d-c-four-years-ago/
— Wilcox Opposes Bill to Weaken Law Enforcement
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/wilcox-opposes-bill-to-weaken-law-enforcement/
— Twitter Purge / Cleansing Far Beyond President Trump
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/twitter010921/
— IL-14: A Message from Lauren Underwood
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/il-14-a-message-from-lauren-underwood/
— Commenter Reflects on Storming of the Capitol and Voting as a “Pressure Valve”
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/commenter-reflects-on-storming-of-the-capitol-and-voting-as-a-pressure-valve/
— Sign re Police and Safety
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/09/message-of-the-day-a-sign-90/
— Patrick Kenneally and All Other State’s Attorneys But Cook County’s Oppose Law and Order Weakening Bill
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/kenneally-and-all-other-states-attorneys-but-cook-countys-oppose-law-and-order-weakening-bill/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Kathleen Klehm Marinangel
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-3/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – John Marcrito
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/07/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-john-marcrito/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Carl Klamienski
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/06/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-2/
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Jeff Buff
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/05/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-jeff-buff/
— A Democratic Party Corkscrew
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/message-of-the-day-a-corkscrew/
— Storming Capitol Puts Vote Fraud Charges on Back Burner
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/storming-capitol-puts-vote-fraud-charges-on-back-burner/
— IL 6/14: Casten and Underwood Call for Trump’s Impeachment
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/il-6-14-casten-and-underwood-call-for-trumps-impeachment/
— Congressman Adam Kinzinger, Spurned by Trump for DoD Secretary, Leads GOP Charge to Oust President
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/congressman-adam-kinzinger-spurned-by-trump-for-dod-secretary-leads-gop-charge-to-oust-president/
— Pondering the Illinois Republican Party’s Future
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/08/pondering-the-illinois-republican-partys-future/
— Resignations Starting 2021
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/07/resignations010721/
— Suzanne Ness Faces House Speakership Vote Quandary with Only 16% of Her District Thinking Favorably of Mike Madigan
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/07/suzanne-ness-faces-house-speakership-vote-quandary-with-only-16-of-her-district-thinking-favorably-of-mike-madigan/
— Dems Recommend Man to Replace Suzanne Ness on County Board
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/05/dems-recommend-man-to-replace-suzanne-ness-on-county-board/
— Pot Taxes Bring But $150 Million of $40 Billion Budget
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/06/pot-taxes-bring-but-150-million-of-40-billion-budget/
— IL-14: Analysis of Jim Oberweis Contesting the Election
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/06/oberweis010621/
— Higher Salaries for Incumbent Township Officials in Greenwood Township Than for Newcomers
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/05/higher-salaries-for-incumbent-township-officials-in-greenwood-township-than-for-newcomers/

CAPITOL FAX
— Likely GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul Schimpf vows to oppose mask mandate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/09/likely-gop-gubernatorial-candidate-vows-to-oppose-mask-mandate/
— 6,717 new confirmed and probable cases; 101 additional deaths; 3,589 hospitalized; 742 in ICU; 8.3 percent average case positivity rate; 9.3 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/09/6717-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-101-additional-deaths-3589-hospitalized-742-in-icu-83-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-93-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— AG Raoul unveils police licensing bill
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/09/ag-raoul-unveils-police-licensing-bill/

GOPUSA
— Democrats Push To Impeach Trump As Twitter, Facebook And Instagram Permanently Suspend His Accounts
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100276
— Failure To Contain Big Tech Is The Biggest Failure Of 2020
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100118
— The Worst Of Days For Trump & His Supporters – Patrick J. Buchanan
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=100202

BLAZE
— Leftists compare Trump’s Twitter ban to Saddam Hussein’s capture, call it ‘most important moment in the history of social media’. Hollywood celebrities and Democrats celebrate Trump’s ban with outlandish statements. – Paul Sacca
https://www.theblaze.com/news/trump-twitter-ban-reactions-celebrities-democrats
— Facebook just deleted anti-Democrat ‘WalkAway’ page from platform, founder Brandon Straka said ‘Is this the unity and healing of Joe Biden’s America??? This is horrifying.’ – DAVE URBANSKI
https://www.theblaze.com/news/facebook-deletes-anti-democrat-walkaway-page
— Rush Limbaugh, Dan Bongino, Mark Levin take action against Twitter after platform permanently bans Trump – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/top-conservatives-leave-twitter-trump-ban

PJ MEDIA
— The All-Out Assault on Conservative Thought Has Just Begun – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/columns/tyler-o-neil/2021/01/09/the-all-out-assault-on-conservative-thought-has-just-begun-n1326710

NEWS BUSTERS
— Amazon Employee Group DEMANDS Speech APP Parler Be Deplatformed – Alexander Hall
https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/alexander-hall/2021/01/09/amazon-employee-group-demands-speech-app-parler-be

LIFE SITE NEWS
— In some videos, Capitol police appear to let protestors into US Capitol, pose for selfies. Other videos from other parts of the chaotic day show very different interactions between protestors and police. – Raymond Wolfe
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/videos-depict-capitol-police-letting-protesters-into-us-capitol-posing-for-selfies

EPOCH TIMES
— Nikki Haley Likens Trump Twitter Ban to Act of Chinese Communist Party – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/nikki-haley-likens-trump-twitter-ban-to-act-of-chinese-communist-party_3650028.html

THE HILL
— Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.): Trump ‘committed impeachable offenses’ – ALEXANDER BOLTON
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/533498-gop-sen-toomey-trump-committed-impeachable-offenses
— Trump stares down new impeachment threat – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533494-trump-to-face-new-impeachment-threat

CNN
— Trump considering Giuliani and Dershowitz for impeachment defense team – Jeremy Diamond and Pamela Brown
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/politics/donald-trump-impeachment-lawyers-dershowitz-giuliani/index.html

CNBC
— Pro-Trump dark money groups organized the rally that led to deadly Capitol Hill riot – Brian Schwartz
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/09/pro-trump-dark-money-groups-organized-the-rally-that-led-to-deadly-capitol-hill-riot.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— Democrats Demand Answers From Justice Dept. About Trump’s Role as Impeachment Threat Looms
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/09/us/trump-biden

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “For Trump, the end is coming swiftly and with stinging rebukes.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rebukes-trump-presidency-ending-/2021/01/09/35f2de3c-5287-11eb-83e3-322644d82356_story.html

NEW YORK POST
— Trump fans ditch Twitter en masse after president’s suspension – Jon Levine
https://nypost.com/2021/01/09/trump-fans-leave-twitter-after-presidents-suspension/

NEWSWEEK
— 51 Percent of Republicans Think Trump Deserves No Blame For Capitol Riots: Poll – JEFFERY MARTIN
https://www.newsweek.com/51-percent-republicans-think-trump-deserves-no-blame-capitol-riots-poll-1560206

ATLANTIC
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans Confront the Consequences of Their Doomsday Rhetoric. The Capitol riot showed how the ominous tenor of contemporary GOP messaging could be fueling white conservatives’ extremism.”
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2021/01/capitol-riot-and-white-conservatives-extremism/617615/

January 8 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 6 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Lawmakers to count electoral votes tonight after mob of Trump supporters stormed Capitol; Woman shot, killed. Officials said at least 13 people were arrested, and five firearms had been recovered during the pro-Trump protests. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/live-mob-of-trump-supporters-storm-us-capitol;-1-shot-killed/9405310/
— US Capitol lockdown: Illinois congress members shelter in place; Rep. Adam Kinzinger: ‘This is a coup attempt’ Kinzinger calls on GOP to denounce Trump: “He is no longer the leader of our party, and our party must reject his treasonous acts”
https://abc7chicago.com/congress-adam-kinzinger-capitol-building-house-of-representatives/9412651/
— Electoral college ballots rescued as protesters storm US Capitol, senator says
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/electoral-college-ballots-rescued-as-protesters-storm-us-capitol/9415975/
— Stunning videos show chaos as pro-Trump rioters breach Capitol
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/videos-show-chaos-as-pro-trump-rioters-breach-capitol/9412741/

NBC5
— Pritzker Calls for President Trump to be Impeached After Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-politics/pritzker-calls-for-president-trump-to-be-impeached-after-supporters-storm-u-s-capitol/2409730/
— Trump Protestors Rally at Statehouses Across the U.S. as Capitol Hill Demonstrations Turn Violent – Hannah Miao
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-protestors-rally-at-statehouses-across-the-u-s-as-capitol-hill-demonstrations-turn-violent/2409791/
— Several GOP Lawmakers Who Stoked Election Fraud Claims Are Now Condemning Pro-Trump Rioters – Lauren Feiner
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/several-gop-lawmakers-who-stoked-election-fraud-claims-are-now-condemning-pro-trump-rioters/2409723/
— GOP Officials, Donors Blame Trump for Weak Republican Showing in Georgia Runoffs – Brian Schwartz
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/gop-officials-donors-blame-trump-for-weak-republican-showing-in-georgia-runoffs/2409263/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Pelosi says Congress will resume electoral vote count after US Capitol cleared of pro-Trump mob – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/election-2020/ct-nw-trump-electoral-college-protests-20210106-mv4gtnvkpvgublb3vgvz765lje-story.html
— Days after she was sworn in, Illinois U.S. Rep. Mary Miller facing criticism for invoking Adolf Hitler during speech in Washington – LISA DONOVAN and DAN PETRELLA
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-mary-miller-congresswoman-hitler-one-thing-right-speech-20210106-wdryhnfyfbetfbyi6ef7lpmlgm-story.html
— Concede or resign, President Trump – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-capitol-violence-trump-protesters-20210107-bqo36zwybbfxfkv3fwlj5qjrla-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Congress to resume electoral vote count after deadly pro-Trump siege on U.S. Capitol. Capitol Police said the building was secure by Wednesday evening, about four hours after the demonstration turned violent. – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/6/22217370/police-order-evacuation-buildings-capitol-hill
— Pritzker calls on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump: ‘It must end’ Earlier Wednesday, thousands of violent pro-Trump protesters forced the U.S. Capitol into a lockdown as lawmakers met to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. – Madeline Kenney and Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/6/22217836/pritzker-congress-impeach-president-donald-trump-it-must-end
— After Illinois Rep. Mary Miller praises Hitler, Rep. Jan Schakowsky calls on her to resign. The comment by Miller, a GOP freshman, at a pro-Trump rally was met with condemnation. – Lynn Sweet, Matt Moore, and Andy Boyle
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/6/22217876/illinois-rep-mary-miller-praises-hitler-rep-jan-schakowsky-calls-on-her-to-resign-at-trump-rally

DAILY HERALD
— ‘This is a coup attempt,’ Kinzinger tweets from the Capitol – Russell Lissau
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/this-is-a-coup-attempt-kinzinger-tweets-from-the-capitol
— Media captures unprecedented storming of U.S. Capitol – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/media-captures-unprecedented-storming-of-us-capitol
— Kane County Board may undo political firing – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210106/kane-county-board-may-undo-political-firing
— Statehouses evacuate amid protests in support of Trump – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210106/news/301069917/
— Amid Capitol violence, Facebook, YouTube remove Trump video – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210106/business/301069908/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Pritzker calls for Trump to be ‘immediately’ removed as president. After committing “high treason” in promoting violence, the president must go now, Illinois’ governor says. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/pritzker-calls-trump-be-immediately-removed-president
— Manufacturers’ group says cabinet should mull removing Trump. “Throughout this whole disgusting episode, Trump has been cheered on by members of his own party, adding fuel to the distrust that has inflamed violent anger.”
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/manufacturing/manufacturers-group-says-cabinet-should-mull-removing-trump

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Leaders across Illinois, Springfield express disgust amid violent protests at U.S. Capitol – Dean Olsen, Ben Szalinski, Steven Spearie, Brenden Moore
https://www.sj-r.com/story/news/2021/01/06/local-statewide-leaders-decry-violent-protests-washington-d-c/6571526002/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Illinois lawmakers condemn violence at US Capitol, two call it a ‘coup’ attempt – KELSEY LANDIS
https://www.bnd.com/article248318450.html

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
— U.S. Reps. Luetkemeyer, Bost and Miller announce they will object to electoral votes
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/u-s-reps-luetkemeyer-bost-and-miller-announce-they-will-object-to-electoral-votes/article_e8a08d9f-5aa3-51cd-80ee-34546d5a4435.html

WGLT
— Illinois Lawmakers Condemn Pro-Trump Extremists Storming U.S. Capitol – TIM SHELLEY
https://www.wglt.org/post/illinois-lawmakers-condemn-pro-trump-extremists-storming-us-capitol#stream/0

NPR ILLINOIS
— Called A ‘Traitor’ By Trump Supporters, Romney Says President ‘Disrespected’ Voters – CLAUDIA GRISALES
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/called-traitor-trump-supporters-romney-says-president-disrespected-voters#stream/0

ILLINOIS PATCH
— Newly Elected IL Congresswoman Mary Miller. “Hitler Was Right On One Thing. He said whoever has the youth has the future.” Gov. J.B. Pritzker called Miller’s remarks “unfathomable and disgusting” on Wednesday. – Shannon Antinori
https://patch.com/illinois/across-il/hitler-was-right-one-thing-newly-elected-il-congresswoman

CHANNAHON-MINOOKA PATCH
— ‘This Is A Coup Attempt:’ IL Congressman Kinzinger. The Channahon Republican is happy President Donald Trump is done in office, telling him, “your legacy will be a disaster.” – John Ferak
https://patch.com/illinois/channahon-minooka/congressman-kinzinger-coup-attempt

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— Entire Township (Seward Township, Kendall County) Incumbency faced with allegations of forged petitions – JOHN KRAFT & KIRK ALLEN
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/01/video-entire-township-incumbency-faced-with-allegations-of-forged-petitions/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— AS US CAPITOL IS STORMED BY TRUMP SUPPORTERS, KINZINGER TWEETS “THIS IS A COUP ATTEMPT”
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/kinzinger-tweets-this-is-a-coup-attempt.html
— KINZINGER EXPLAINS WHY HE VOTED TO CERTIFY 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/kinzinger-explains-why-he-voted-to-certify-2020-presidential-election.html
— WEYERMULLER: MOURNING THE 792 CHICAGOANS KILLED IN 2020
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/weyermuller-mourning-the-792-chicagoans-killed-in-2020.html

CAPITOL FAX
— McConchie says violence at US Capitol a “disgrace to all Americans”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/mcconchie-says-violence-at-us-capitol-a-disgrace-to-all-americans/
— US Rep. Mary Miller at DC rally: “Hitler was right on one thing. He said ‘Whoever has the youth has the future’”
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/us-rep-mary-miller-at-dc-rally-hitler-was-right-on-one-thing-he-said-whoever-has-the-youth-has-the-future/
— 7,569 new confirmed and probable cases; 139 additional deaths; 3,928 hospitalized; 812 in ICU; 8.4 percent average case positivity rate; 9.9 percent average test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/7569-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-139-additional-deaths-3928-hospitalized-812-in-icu-84-percent-average-case-positivity-rate-99-percent-average-test-positivity-rate/
— Unlike the House, Senate to provide some floor access to reporters
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/06/unlike-the-house-senate-to-provide-some-floor-access-to-reporters/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Trump sics MAGA on Congress — president sends masses to storm Capitol Hill, triggering lockdown and chaos – Kerry Picket, Senior Campaign Reporter & Susan Ferrechio
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/congress/trump-protesters-storm-capitol-triggering-lockdown

BREITBART
— U.S. Capitol Descends into Chaos on Day of Electoral College Certification – JOSHUA CAPLAN
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/06/live-updates-u-s-capitol-descends-into-chaos-on-day-of-electoral-college-certification/

BLAZE
— Ocasio-Cortez, other Democrats reveal what agenda they will push with control of White House, Congress After Republicans likely lose both Georgia runoff elections, Democrats will take control of the Senate – Chris Enloe
https://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-democrats-agenda-control-white-house-congress

DAILY CALLER
— Jon Ossoff Wins Georgia Runoff Election, Defeating Incumbent David Perdue – HENRY RODGERS
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/jon-ossoff-wins-georgia-republican-senate-runoff-david-perdue/
— Hill Staff Told To Evacuate As Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Building – JORDAN LANCASTER
https://dailycaller.com/2021/01/06/hill-staff-evacuate-trump-supporters-storm-capitol-building-video/

TOWNHALL
— They’re Not Going to Take It: Trump Supporters Storm Capitol Hill, Clash with Police – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2021/01/06/trump-supporters-breach-capitol-hill-n2582672

THE HILL
— Capitol placed on lockdown, buildings evacuated amid protests – ZACK BUDRYK, MIKE LILLIS AND JUSTINE COLEMAN
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532925-capitol-police-evacuate-madison-cannon-buildings
— McConnell rebukes effort to overturn Electoral College – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532932-mcconnell-warns-of-death-spiral-in-criticizing-gop-electoral-college

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Trump’s false claims on a day of reckoning.”
https://apnews.com/article/ap-fact-check-donald-trump-a98d72c0ccde16fa900e6053a4599cab

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “McConnell delivers forceful rebuke of Trump-led electoral challenge.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/2020-election-congress-electoral-college-vote-count/index.html

NBC NEWS
— ‘We will never concede’: Protesters surround Capitol as Congress meets to count electoral votes. The protesters marched en masse to the Capitol after Trump, speaking to a large crowd in front of the White House, vowed he would not concede to Biden. – Allan Smith, Ginger Gibson and Daniel Arkin
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/we-will-never-concede-trump-baselessly-asserts-voter-fraud-speech-n1253011

NEW YORK TIMES
— Vote Certification Proceedings Restart After Siege at Capitol
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/01/06/us/politics/electoral-college-certification-live-stream.html
— Capitol Is Deemed Secure, Hours After Mob Stormed In to Halt Electoral Count. The Capitol building was cleared, with senators and members of the House evacuated, after protesters disrupted Congress’s debate of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/06/us/electoral-vote
— Woman shot in the Capitol has died.
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/06/us/washington-dc-protests#woman-dead-capitol

WASHINGTON POST
— Twitter locks Trump’s account for 12 hours and warns he could get kicked off permanently. The president has fanned flames of unrest, putting new pressure on Big Tech to clamp down on his divisive online rhetoric. – Tony Romm, Drew Harwell and Elizabeth Dwoskin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/06/trump-tweet-violence/
— House to return to Capitol Wednesday night to resume electoral college count after pro-Trump mob storms the building.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/06/congress-electoral-college-vote-live-updates/

BOSTON HERALD
— Trump vows to ‘never concede,’ Pence defies pressure to intervene as Congress counts Electoral College votes
https://www.bostonherald.com/2021/01/06/trump-vows-to-never-concede-pressures-pence-as-congress-meets-to-count-electoral-college-votes/

FORBES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The GOP Stole It From Itself: Some Republicans Blame Trump For Georgia Losses.”
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/01/06/the-gop-stole-it-from-itself-some-republicans-blame-trump-for-georgia-losses/?sh=395994ce5b2b

NEW YORK MAGAZINE
— Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Clash With Police; Staffers Evacuate – Justin Miller
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/01/trump-supporters-storm-u-s-capitol.html

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— GOP Voters Strongly Support Senators Challenging Biden’s Election
https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/january_2021/gop_voters_strongly_support_senators_challenging_biden_s_election

January 4 Evening Edition

ABC7
— What happens when Congress meets Jan. 6? How Electoral College votes are counted on Capitol Hill – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/jan-6-explained-how-congress-will-count-electoral-college-votes/9345054/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Worth Township trustee Richard J. Lewandowski charged with failing to file tax return
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/worth-township-trustee-charged-with-failing-to-file-tax-return

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Worth Township trustee Richard Lewandowski who has printed political material for top Dems, including Speaker Madigan, hit with federal tax charge – JASON MEISNER and RAY LONG
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-lewandowski-worth-supervisor-tax-charges-20210104-egb6whwk4zgild2g5dz4gsbxby-story.html
— ‘We’re afraid for our lives:’ Chicago teachers rejecting return to classrooms today say they worry about their jobs but ‘fear of this virus is greater’ – DIANA WALLACE and KATHERINE ROSENBERG-DOUGLAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-teachers-union-action-20210104-rcggvec3qfgx3c26xiahokreje-story.html
— Cook County Republican judicial candidate Frank DiFranco files lawsuits to overturn Nov. 3 election results – JENNIFER JOHNSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-difranco-lawsuit-tl-0107-20210104-edeibhga3vgatatz7j2fkrex4a-story.html
— First Brady, now Manar resigning from Illinois General Assembly; Illinois’ Newman, Miller make up record number of women in Congress; U. of C. to honor Fauci – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-manar-to-pritzker-administration-brady-resigns-illinois-gop-spin-20210104-twj3ubu4ofbnldndlboxutieea-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump haters say “We recognize Trump’s malfeasance. We’re from Illinois.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-trump-biden-election-overturn-georgia-20210105-32zh656fsnbkbd54la6tnujaxm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— After Rep. Lauren Underwood sworn into second term, rival Jim Oberweis seeks to overturn election. Claiming a victory after a partial recount, Oberweis said he filed a “Notice of Contest” with the Clerk of the House of Representatives on Monday. – Lynn Sweet
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/1/4/22214220/after-democrat-rep-lauren-underwood-sworn-into-second-term-jim-oberweis-seeks-to-overturn-election
— House Republicans predict ‘sneak’ tax attack by Democrats — insisting Pritzker, Madigan ‘own this budget mess’ House Majority Leader Greg Harris said he has “not heard of any tax increase proposals,” adding that Republicans are following “their traditional path” of saying there should be budget cuts though they’re not proposing any cuts of their own. – Rachel Hinton
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/4/22213824/house-republicans-warn-tax-increase-democratic-leader-politics-usual-durkin-pritzker-madigan
— Chicago teachers defy district, refuse to teach inside schools amid safety concerns. Preschool and special education cluster teachers and staff were expected to report to their schools Monday — so some set up laptops and taught outside instead. – Cindy Hernandez and Nader Issa
https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/2021/1/4/22212926/ctu-union-teachers-refuse-return-classroom-safety-concerns-coronavirus-covid-19
— Chicago campaign workers have Georgia on their minds — and their GPS. Chicago Democrats are engaged directly in the fight — and excited about what they’ve witnessed. From old-fashioned door-knocking to sophisticated texting efforts to standing on street corners with signs, campaign workers have blanketed Georgia for two months. “It’s just massive amounts of people,” Balanoff said of the Democratic push. – Mark Brown
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2021/1/4/22214090/chicago-political-workers-georgia-senate-runoffs-balanoff-ossoff-warnock

DAILY HERALD
— Is a tax increase on the agenda in Springfield? – PETER HANCOCK
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/is-a-tax-increase-on-the-agenda-in-springfield
— Illinois records 79 more COVID-19 deaths, another 5,059 infections – Jake Griffin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210104/illinois-records-79-more-covid-19-deaths-another-5059-infections
— Google workers form new labor union, a tech industry rarity – AP
https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20210104/business/301049951/

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Where are those moving vans headed? Away from Illinois. New studies from two moving van companies show that about two-thirds of their interstate moves in Illinois are outbound. – DENNIS RODKIN
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/residential-real-estate/where-are-those-moving-vans-headed-away-illinois

NPR ILLINOIS
— Republicans Say They’re Still Waiting On Pritzker’s Budget Cut Ideas – HANNAH MEISEL & DEREK CANTÙ
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/republicans-say-theyre-still-waiting-pritzkers-budget-cut-ideas#stream/0

ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Standing with Trump Against Election Fraud! – David E. Smith
https://illinoisfamilyaction.org/2021/01/standing-with-trump-against-election-fraud/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— CONGRESSMAN CASTEN AGREES WITH VOX THAT TRUMP MAY BE A CRIMINAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2021/01/congressman-casten-agrees-with-vox-that-trump-may-be-a-criminal.html

CAPITOL FAX
— 5,059 new confirmed and probable cases; 3,948 hospitalized; 816 in ICU; 8.6 percent case positivity rate; 9.8 percent test positivity rate
https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/04/5059-new-confirmed-and-probable-cases-3948-hospitalized-816-in-icu-86-percent-case-positivity-rate-98-percent-test-positivity-rate/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— D.C. National Guard to be deployed during pro-Trump rallies – Emily Zantow
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/dc-national-guard-be-deployed-during-pro-trump-ral/
— Trump still selling ice cream in a desert of electoral politics. Peddling ‘malaise’ doesn’t travel far in real America. – Charles Hurt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/4/trump-still-selling-ice-cream-in-a-desert-of-elect/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Now we are told that the once-reliably Republican state of Georgia has gone wobbly. The “demographics,” all the experts tell us, have changed. The “demographics?” Seriously? Only in Washington is racial profiling not only accepted, but expected and enthusiastically encouraged. As with many things, this is why politicians in Washington spend so much time denouncing racial profiling in all the lower forms of American human existence. They don’t like the competition. Among the many wonderful things about Mr. Trump is that he does not see voters based on the color of their skin or their sex or any of the other categories of “demographics” that all the political experts are so deathlessly obsessed with around here. Mr. Trump understands we are all one demographic. We are Americans.)

GOPUSA
— Majority Of House GOP Opposing Biden’s Electoral Votes Jan. 6
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99917
— Romney Defends Biden Election By Slandering Republicans Fighting Voter Fraud
https://www.gopusa.com/?p=99876

BREITBART
— Chicago Tribune: Increasing Diversity of Georgia Suburbs Could Help Democrats Win Senate Runoff – Penny Starr
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/04/chicago-newspaper-increasing-diversity-georgia-suburbs-could-help-democrats-win-senate-runoff/

DAILY WIRE
— ‘Amen And Awoman’: Minister Invokes Hindu God, Offers Gender Lesson During Opening Prayer For 117th Congress – Jon Brown
https://www.dailywire.com/news/amen-and-awoman-minister-invokes-hindu-god-offers-gender-lesson-during-opening-prayer-for-117th-congress

NEWSMAX
— Google Workers Launch Union, Escalating Tension With Management (DIERSEN: GAO unionized in 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/google-workers-union-management/2021/01/04/id/1004090/

CONSERVATIVE HQ
— Don’t Let Democrats Keep You Away From DC
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/don-t-let-democrats-keep-you-away-from-dc
— Congress Objecting to Presidential Electors Is a Civil Rights Imperative – Jake Hoffman
https://www.conservativehq.org/post/congress-objecting-to-presidential-electors-is-a-civil-rights-imperative

EPOCH TIMES
— National Guard Activated to Help Support Police During Pro-Trump Protests – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/national-guard-activated-to-help-support-police-during-pro-trump-protests_3642842.html
— Pence: ‘We’ll Have Our Day in Congress’ During Jan. 6 Electoral Challenge – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pence-promises-republicans-will-have-our-day-in-congress-during-jan-6-electoral-challenge_3642939.html

WASHINGTON POST
— OUTRAGEOUS, DISGUSTING: Business leaders urge Congress to certify Biden win – Josh Dawsey
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/04/business-leaders-support-biden-win/

FORBES
— ‘We’ve Had Enough’: Google Employees Form Union (DIERSEN: GAO unionized in 2007. If GAO had been unionized in 1997, I might still be a GAO employee.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2021/01/04/weve-had-enough-google-employees-form-union/

DAILY MAIL
— CIA aims to hire more non-white non-Ivy League applicants with diverse new recruitment website – AP
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9111751/CIAs-new-recruitment-website-aims-diversify-spy-agency.html

January 3 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 4,469 cases, 81 coronavirus deaths. More than 95% of Chicago’s vaccines distributed, mayor says.
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-4469-covid-19-cases-81-coronavirus-deaths-/9318475/
— Indiana COVID Update: IN reports 3,002 new coronavirus cases, 56 additional deaths. Illinois residents head to Indiana’s eateries to dine inside. – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-residents-cross-state-lines-to-dine-inside/9315422/

NBC5
— Trump to Attend D.C. Protests Against Congress Certifying Biden Victory. The president shared a video clip on Twitter encouraging supporters to protest the November election results and said he will be there. – Emma Newburger
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/trump-to-attend-d-c-protests-against-congress-certifying-biden-victory/2406732/
— Pence Welcomes GOP Effort to Delay Certification of Biden Victory as Other Republicans Oppose It. – Tucker Higgins
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/11-republican-senators-led-by-ted-cruz-push-to-delay-certification-of-2020-presidential-election-results/2406510/

CBS2
— Volunteers In Harvey Halfway Toward Goal Of Boarding Up 400 Vacant Homes
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/02/volunteers-in-harvey-halfway-toward-goal-of-boarding-up-400-vacant-homes/
— CTU Says Chicago Public Schools Teachers Won’t Be Returning Monday; Majority Of Aldermen Sign Onto Letter Expressing Safety Concerns
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2021/01/03/majority-of-chicago-aldermen-sign-onto-letter-expressing-concerns-about-chicago-public-schools-reopening-plan/

WBBM
— At Issue: DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin -January 3, 2021
https://www.radio.com/wbbm780/podcasts/at-issue-on-wbbm-newsradio-46/at-issue-dupage-county-states-attorney-robert-berlin-january-3-2021-353718337

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 4,469 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 and 81 additional deaths reported Sunday
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-covid-19-pandemic-chicago-illinois-news-20210101-ze4jtuxrkbbntlrun72nicox24-story.html
— Defying CPS, some Chicago Teachers Union members won’t return to schools Monday, say they will teach remotely ‘until buildings are safe’ – DIANA WALLACE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-chicago-teachers-union-no-return-to-school-20210103-d23hjrgpcrhnrgi3oe7xan6jku-story.html
— Nancy Pelosi narrowly reelected speaker, faces difficult 2021 – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-pelosi-speaker-house-20210103-nmhuzuucnrggvizegbw4ipijw4-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “a growing number of Republicans join Trump’s effort to subvert the will of voters.” What is the will of the majority of the voters in your precinct, in your municipal district, in your municipality, in your township, in your county district, and in your county? How strongly do they want governments to get rid of those who are law enforcement officers, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, homeowners, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?
https://www.chicagotribune.com/nation-world/ct-nw-congress-new-session-20210103-25yxe5o6izbaraqigfnswtksum-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Frustrated CPS special ed parents say schools fail to meet students’ needs.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2021/1/3/22211450/latest-coronavirus-news-live-updates-chicago-illinois-2020

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— New COVID-19 cases dip, but positivity rates continue to climb
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210103/new-covid-19-cases-dip-but-positivity-rates-continue-to-climb

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Teachers union, aldermen push back on CPS reopening plans. A majority of aldermen join the CTU in questioning the district’s plan to bring teachers and students back into classrooms starting this month. – A.D. QUIG
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/teachers-union-aldermen-push-back-cps-reopening-plans

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote Trump-haters.
https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-kinzinger-gets-out-front-stands-up-to-trump/article_7e1cbf49-445d-514e-b6ad-0ba7cfca2ce6.html

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— New year means new opportunities to become politically involved – League of Women Voters Greater Rockford
https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/2021/01/03/new-year-means-new-opportunities-get-involved-government/4071865001/

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Aspirants to Replace Chuck Wheeler on the McHenry County Board – Sarah Hagen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/aspirants-to-replace-chuck-wheeler-on-the-mchenry-county-board-sarah-hagen/
— From the Desk of John Lopez: Analyzing the Jim Oberweis Loss in IL-14
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/lopez010221/
— Another Reason Not to Visit Chicago
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/another-reason-not-to-visit-chicago-2/
— CORRECTION: Gas Tax NOT Up Again
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/gas-tax-up-again/
— Democrats Line Up to Replace Jesse White at Secretary of State
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2021/01/03/democrats-line-up-to-replace-jesse-white-at-secretary-of-state/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Hate Speech Activism Means to Kill Christianity – Oliver Perry
https://illinoisfamily.org/homosexuality/hate-speech-activism-means-to-kill-christianity/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Illinois residents head to Indiana’s eateries to dine inside – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/3/illinois-residents-head-to-indianas-eateries-to-di/

BREITBART
— Liz Cheney, Paul Ryan Attack Republicans Set to Challenge Electoral College Vote – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2021/01/03/liz-cheney-paul-ryan-attack-republicans-set-challenge-electoral-college-vote/

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Gun-toting congresswoman-elect may have just won shootout with Dems over carrying in Capitol – Jon Dougherty
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2021/01/03/gun-toting-congresswoman-elect-may-have-just-won-shootout-with-dems-over-carrying-in-the-capitol-1012053/

EPOCH TIMES
— Meadows: Over 100 House Members Plan to Object to Electoral Votes – ZACHARY STIEBER
https://www.theepochtimes.com/meadows-over-100-house-members-plan-to-object-to-electoral-votes_3641463.html
— ‘I Will Be There’: Trump Announces He’ll Join ‘Historic’ Rally on Jan. 6 – JACK PHILLIPS
https://www.theepochtimes.com/i-will-be-there-trump-announces-hell-join-historic-rally-on-jan-6_3641579.html
— Pelosi Reelected as House Speaker in Tight Vote – IVAN PENTCHOUKOV AND MARK TAPSCOTT
https://www.theepochtimes.com/pelosi-reelected-as-house-speaker-in-razor-thin-vote_3641796.html

THE HILL
— Ex-GOP Speaker Ryan denounces effort to challenge Electoral College results – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532443-ex-gop-speaker-ryan-denounces-effort-to-challenge-electoral-college-results
— Kinzinger: Republicans can’t with ‘clean conscience’ object after hearing Trump tape – ZACK BUDRYK
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532448-kinzinger-republicans-cant-with-clean-conscience-object-after-hearing-trump

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Chicago ends 2020 with 769 homicides as gun violence surges
https://news.yahoo.com/chicago-ends-2020-769-homicides-175649346.html

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Republicans Begin New Congress Feuding Over Bid to Overturn Election. With President Trump ratcheting up his efforts to cling to power, the party has split over whether to back him, posing a major political test.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/03/us/politics/republicans-congress-trump-election.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump calls U.S. coronavirus death toll ‘fake news’ as count surpasses 350,000 – Meryl Kornfield and Shayna Jacobs
https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/trump-calls-us-coronavirus-death-toll-fake-news-as-count-surpasses-350000/2021/01/03/6bdc0b08-4e14-11eb-bda4-615aaefd0555_story.html
— MARCH 25, 2015 FLASHBACK: Is Ted Cruz too conservative for Republican primary voters? – Robert N. Lupton and Christopher Hare (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those consider me to be too conservative, but because they claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn me on pretextual grounds.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/03/25/is-ted-cruz-too-conservative-for-republican-primary-voters/

BUSINESS
— Avoiding Wrongful Termination Lawsuits, Fines and Damage to Your Business – Marisa Sanfilippo (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those consider me to be too conservative, but because they claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican, they demonize, denigrate, and condemn me on pretextual grounds.)
https://www.business.com/articles/avoiding-wrongful-termination-lawsuits/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: After an employee makes an initial federal claim for employment discrimination, the burden is on the employer to “articulate,” not prove, a “legitimate nondiscriminatory reason” for the termination or other adverse action (such as a demotion, suspension or failure to promote), according to Elkins. “Then, the burden shifts to the employee to prove that the ‘legitimate reason’ offered by the employer is false and a cover-up for the real reason,” he said. “In court, it’s called proving that the stated reason is ‘pretext’ for discrimination.”)

December 30 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 7,374 cases, 178 coronavirus deaths
https://abc7chicago.com/health/il-reports-7374-covid-19-cases-178-deaths/9201389/
— Trump’s $2,000 stimulus checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/trumps-$2000-checks-all-but-dead-as-gop-senate-refuses-aid/9192620/

NBC5
— $600 Stimulus Payments Have Started Going Out, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Says – Amanda Macias
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/business/money-report/600-stimulus-payments-will-start-going-out-tuesday-night-treasury-secretary-mnuchin-says/2404572/
— Census Bureau to Miss Deadline, Jeopardizing Trump Plan. Once in office, Biden could rescind Trump’s presidential memorandum directing the Census Bureau to exclude people in the country illegally – Mike Schneider
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/president-trump/census-bureau-to-miss-deadline-jeopardizing-trump-plan/2405250/
— Missouri Senator to Contest Electoral College Win for Biden. President Donald Trump has, without evidence, claimed there was widespread fraud in the election. – Mary Clare Jalonick
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/missouri-senator-to-contest-electoral-college-win-for-biden/2405047/

CBS2
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/12/30/new-recreational-cannabis-dispensary-opens-in-prospect-heights/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Illinois reports 126,211 COVID-19 vaccinations administered throughout the state – JAMIE MUNKS and ALICE YIN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-illinois-vaccination-distribution-20201230-thqpp4w7mjflje5ghq733dsit4-story.html
— Volunteers create Black Lives Matter memorial under the Red Line in Rogers Park with the names of people killed by police – DARCEL ROCKETT
(DIERSEN: What about the names of police killed by criminals?)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-blm-memorial-rogers-park-1230-20201230-sl4mouqhhbhtfew7ljqwoqnhly-story.html
— Illinois House set to reconvene in January for the first time in months; state senators asked to reserve time – JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-house-session-schedule-2021-20201230-5tjsjrd2frcunk56pj4qud4nyu-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Politics in 2021” and asks “Will the blurring of reality and fantasy continue?”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-trump-proud-boys-joan-didion-page-20201230-7x5js2b55zfctepkzbqpiml47m-story.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Sixty-one percent of Americans say they trust the results of the November elections, including two-thirds of independents, according to a November NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, but only 24% of Republicans — compared with 95% of Democrats — believe Democrat Joe Biden won.)
— Should Lake County Democrats support Michael Madigan? – CHARLES SELLE
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-selle-madigan-st-1231-20201230-elvegkdw4bd3bitnhbg3g2rzia-story.html
— Pandemic, politicians make Jan. 1 reset difficult | An ‘inflection point’ for police reform? | Illinois’ minimum wage goes up $1 next month – LISA DONOVAN
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-pritzker-biden-trump-year-ahead-new-laws-spin-20201231-vkzwc4lptzfa7hoyxf5erh646e-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lipinski’s exit interview: What’s next for the departing Democratic House member. “In public life, I didn’t fit neatly into the Democratic Party, and you know a large part of that is because of a lot of my belief, shaped by my Catholic faith.” – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: I do not “neatly fit” into the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, or the Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) because I support the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform. I did not “neatly fit” into MTRO webmaster service, TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois, Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee, or American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board because I support the aforesaid planks.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/30/22206354/lipinskis-house-representatives-democrat-exit-interview-congress-third-district-catholic-sweet
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Kinzinger says that he plans to “read less news” next year. If Kinzinger read GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails, how strongly would he demonize, denigrate, and condemn me?
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/30/22206807/new-years-resolutions-adam-kinzinger-brad-garrett-se-cupp-column
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater asks “Can we ‘lower the temperature?” and says “We’ll find out soon. Regardless of what delusional schemes Donald Trump puts into play over the next couple of weeks, he’s done. The center will hold.”
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2020/12/30/22206920/post-trump-politics-president-joe-biden-lower-temperature-gene-lyons
— Hey, Northwestern students, choose your own grade point average! A new pandemic-era policy on class grades puts the bow on Northwestern University’s gifting of degrees, not education. – Jackie Stevens and Jorge Coronado
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/12/30/22203509/hey-northwestern-students-choose-your-own-grade-point-average

DAILY HERALD
— Kane County officials call for resignation of treasurer – James Fuller
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201230/kane-county-officials-call-for-resignation-of-treasurer
— Competitive school board races set in DuPage County – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20201230/competitive-school-board-races-set-in-dupage-county
(FROM THE ARTICLE: District 200 The election for four open spots on the District 200 board will be a 10-way race. School board President Brad Paulsen and board member Rob Hanlon are facing challenges from eight hopefuls vying to serve more than 12,500 students in the Wheaton and Warrenville areas. Kevin Nickell, Angela L. Blatner, Michael Evans and Amanda J. Spans filed petitions before the deadline Dec. 21. They join the two incumbents, as well as candidates Mary Yeboah, Anjali Bharadwa, Steven E. Gross and Tom Paulsen, who is not related to the sitting president.)

BLOOMINGTON PANTAGRAPH
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “LaHood has shown poor judgment.” My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes are extremely critical of the judgment that I use a) to select articles for my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) for my comments that I include in my emails. I should write a book about my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes. They a) reject the traditional family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and/or equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in the Republican Party platform, b) blame me and my emails for their problems, for your problems, for my problems, and/or for everyone’s problems, c) focus on destroying those like who they cannot manipulate/dominate, and/or d) despise/hate my demographics.)
https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/letters/letter-lahood-has-shown-poor-judgment/article_c0f0485b-4fa7-5786-a5fe-e62891083529.html

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— Here’s why this Illinois county is back to allowing limited indoor dining – Steven Spearie
https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/2020/12/30/springfield-area-bucks-illinois-indoor-dining-ban-resumes-service/4094544001/

BELLEVILLE NEWS DEMOCRAT
— Shimkus successor Mary Miller promises to object to certifying 2020 presidential election results – LEXI CORTES
https://www.bnd.com/article248173205.html

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Uncensored: Social Media Alternatives for Christian Conservatives – David E. Smith
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive lots of traffic to articles posted on https://illinoisfamily.org/ .)
https://illinoisfamily.org/media/uncensored-social-media-alternatives-for-christian-conservatives/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— McHenry Township Road District loses Appeal on TRO – Township Board’s $905,000.00 Reduction in Road District Levy Stands – KIRK ALLEN & JOHN KRAFT
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2020/12/mchenry-township-road-district-loses-appeal-on-tro-township-boards-905000-00-reduction-in-road-district-levy-stands/

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— REP. KINZINGER STRICKEN WITH POTOMAC FEVER
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/rep-kinzinger-stricken-with-potomac-fever.html
— NEW DOWNSTATE CONGRESS MEMBER ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO OBJECT TO 2020 ELECTORAL COLLEGE RESULTS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/new-downstate-congress-member-announces-intention-to-object-to-2020-electoral-college-results.html
— WHERE’S WEYERMULLER? COVERING MORE PROTESTS, RALLIES, & MARCHES
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/wheres-weyermuller-covering-more-protests-rallies-marches.html
— THORNER: WILL 2021 BE POLITICALLY WORSE THAN 2020?
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/thorner-will-2021-be-politically-worse-than-2020.html
— OPPONENTS OF LIBERTY REMAIN MISGUIDED SORE WINNERS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/opponents-of-liberty-remain-misguided-sore-winners.html
— SMITH: SOCIAL MEDIA ALTERNATIVES FOR CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVES
(DIERSEN: GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails drive lots of traffic to articles posted on https://illinoisfamily.org/ and www.illinoisreview.com/ .)
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/smith-social-media-alternatives-for-christian-conservatives.html
— ONCE UPON A TIME EVERYDAY PEOPLE WERE REQUIRED TO OWN MODERN MILITARY WEAPONS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2020/12/once-upon-a-time-everyday-people-were-required-to-own-modern-military-weapons.html

CAPITOL FAX
— House to return January 8 for lame duck session
https://capitolfax.com/2020/12/30/house-to-return-january-8-for-lame-duck-session/

ACCURACY IN MEDIA
— Politico appoints left-wing journalist to head ‘objective’ White House coverage – Ella Carroll-Smith
https://www.aim.org/aim-column/politico-hire-wh/

BREITBART
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “The Base Is Starting to Turn on Trump.”
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2020/12/30/rep-kinzinger-the-base-is-starting-to-turn-on-trump/
— Canada Offers to Take Illegal Aliens from the U.S. – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2020/12/30/good-news-canada-offers-to-take-illegal-aliens-from-the-u-s/

PJ MEDIA
— The 10 Worst Legacy Media Abuses in 2020 – TYLER O’NEIL
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2020/12/30/the-10-worst-legacy-media-abuses-in-2020-n1293042

EPOCH TIMES
— Sidney Powell: ‘Every Republican’ Should Stand Up for Trump If ‘RNC Hopes to Survive’ – JACK PHILLIPS
(DIERSEN: How do the following treat Trump supporters: a) your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain, b) the leaders of your Republican township/ward party/county organizations, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee, d) the IRP leaders, e) the Republican candidates on the November 3, 2020 ballot for your precinct, their political consultants, their major donors, their campaign managers, their campaign staff members, and their campaign volunteers, and f) the Republican leaders of your municipality, your township, your county, and Illinois?)
https://www.theepochtimes.com/sidney-powell-every-republican-should-stand-up-for-trump-if-rnc-hopes-to-survive_3637943.html

THE HILL
— McConnell signals House $2,000 stimulus checks bill won’t pass Senate – JORDAIN CARNEY
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532135-mcconnell-signals-house-2k-stimulus-checks-bill-wont-pass-senate
— Here are the Republicans planning to challenge the Electoral College results – JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/532149-here-are-the-republicans-planning-to-challenge-the-electoral-college-results

CNN
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “Loyalty is one way with President Trump.”
https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2020/12/30/adam-kinzinger-trump-gop-loyalty-newday-vpx.cnn

24/7 WALL STREET
— Conservative Newsmax TV Becomes Top 10 News App – Douglas A. McIntyre
https://247wallst.com/media/2020/12/30/conservative-newsmax-tv-becomes-top-10-news-app/

December 29 Evening Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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