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The [Thursday] Papers

Another layer to Bruce Rauner's lies about his daughter's admittance to Payton Prep was revealed last night, but here's the deal: We already know he's lied - repeatedly - about this.

What is so odd - and this happens so often on the national level - is the media's stance (particularly that of the punditry) that it will be satisfied only when the candidate puts forth a plausible enough story, though untrue, that everyone will move on, instead of just calling a liar a liar. Then he'll be graded on his public relations, such as "He should've just come up with this version of untruth in the first place."

It's not that Rauner needs to "get his story straight" or that further clarification is needed; it's that he lied. Starting with that premise changes the questions. For example: "Mr. Rauner, why won't you just tell us truth about what happened with your daughter?"

Or: "Would you have any problem at all with someone doing what you did to get their child admitted to an elite school even if it meant your daughter was therefore displaced, even if her credentials were better?"

Instead, we get various versions of "Critics say you used clout to get your daughter into Payton. For the umpteenth time, how do you respond?"

And for the umpteenth time, Rauner gives a pat answer and everyone moves on.

We all know what happened. And we also know that the U.S. Secretary of Education, at the least, let it happen. Let's stop pretending otherwise.

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Get a warrant, cellphone searchers.

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Tells Aereo to drop dead.

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* Charter Schools Suck Up Billions, Perform Poorly, Attract Bond Market.

And the ingenious response:

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* Chicago Lawyer Gets 15 Years.

"A Chicago-area lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history's most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison, and the judge bemoaned the 'incredible greed' of some of America's wealthiest people for taking advantage of the tax shelters he peddled."

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* SEC Stops Harvey, Illinois, From Selling Municipal Bonds.

Fraud afoot.

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* You've Never Heard of Norm Woodel, But You've Heard His Voice.

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Posted on June 26, 2014


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