Media react to ‘send her back’ chant at Trump rally

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. The fact that it was not surprising did not make it any less disturbing. After President Trump assailed Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, his crowd of supporters broke into…

‘Send her back!’ chant shows Trump’s ugly plan to get reelected

In a moment of unrestrained demagoguery, President Donald Trump presided Wednesday over a crowd chanting “Send her back! Send her back!” about an American Muslim congresswoman who he targeted with racist attacks. The scenes at a North Carolina rally provided an ugly overture to a 2020 election campaign already soaked in hate. They exemplified the…

Hossein Ensan wins the 2019 World Series of Poker main event and takes home $10 million

The world of poker has a new champion. Hossein Ensan won the the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event late Tuesday night in Las Vegas, earning himself $10 million and the prestigious bracelet to go with it. “It’s unbelievable, I cannot understand this moment. … I must go to sleep and wake up, and…

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Grundy County Sheriff warns of ‘prop,’ fake money

Grundy County Sheriff warns of ‘prop,’ fake money

GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – 39-year-old Altamont man Whitney Dunwoody is accused trying to use fake money at a business in Grundy County. Authorities arrested him Wednesday morning. “We’ve had some sharp business owners that have been able to detect that and in this case, this morning, didn’t sell the merchandise and held onto the…

Small plane crash in Sequatchie County

Small plane crash in Sequatchie County

SEQUATCHIE COUNTY, Tenn. (WDEF) – A small plane crashed in Sequatchie County. According to the FAA, a Glasair II aircraft crashed Wednesday evening. They say only the pilot was on board. We’re still working to get the condition and identity of the pilot. An FAA spokesperson says they will investigate and the NTSB will determine…

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect on Sand Mountain

Homeowner shoots burglary suspect on Sand Mountain

PISGAH, Alabama (WDEF) – A homeowner on Sand Mountain shot someone trying to steal gasoline from his shed. Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen says two men broke into the shed of a homeowner on County Road 83 in Pisgah. He says the homeowner fired some warning shot and ordered the two men to get…

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Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dave Says: When to start the process?

Dear Dave, My husband and I are debt-free, and we have an emergency fund of six months of expenses saved. We’d like to buy a home in the $250,000 to $275,000 price range in the near future, and we plan on saving $60,000 for a down payment. It should take a little less than two…

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dave Says: A home shouldn’t leave you house poor

Dear Dave, My husband and I were listening to your radio show the other day. In it, you were speaking to a lady about buying a home. When you talk about mortgage payments being 25 percent or less of your take-home pay, does this figure include taxes and insurance or just principal and interest? Ann…

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dave Says: Emergency fund for business?

Dear Dave, I have my own small business. My annual sales are just over $100,000, and I have a couple of months in administrative and general expenses set aside. Should I have an emergency fund for my company, too? If so, how much? Taylor Dear Taylor This is a great question! I like the idea…