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Illinois GOP-Primary Update: Jeanne Ives’s Powerful Eleventh-Hour Ad

The Land of Lincoln is proving to be the land of underwater homes — Crain’s Chicago Business reports that the Second City is leading America in this ugly category. So the property-taxes issue is a somewhat sensitive one in Illinois, and has now emerged as a campaign issue: The fact that Governor Bruce Rauner pays a relative pittance on his Chicago penthouse (thanks to a sweetheart deal applied to his building) is a subject of this new hard-hitting ad by the campaign of his primary foe, the National Review-endorsed conservative state representative Jeanne Ives. Tomorrow’s the big day. If you need to be inspired before you vote, watch this:

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The President’s Do-Over

I agree with Jonah on all counts: On net, President Trump’s do-over of his Helsinki remarks is a good thing; regrettably, it is not sincere; and while I hope the revised version is the one he sticks to, I don’t have confidence that will be the case -- as posited in my column Tuesday on the folly of having the ... Read More