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Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Bernie Sanders to propose $20 billion bailout fund for struggling hospitals

Sen. Bernie Sanders, while wading in to a local fight over a Philadelphia hospital, proposed Monday a plan to create a federal fund to help local governments purchase for-profit hospitals struggling with debt and in danger of closing. The announcement came during a speech at a rally to save Hahnemann University Hospital. Hahnemann is currently…MORE

Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

Bureau of Land Management to move headquarters to Colorado, senator says

The Bureau of Land Management, which controls 245 million acres of federal lands, may be moving its headquarters from Washington, DC, to Grand Junction, Colorado, one of the state’s US senators said Monday. Sen. Cory Gardner said the move “will bring the bureau’s decision makers closer to the people they serve and the public lands…MORE

Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven’t improved

Homeland Security watchdog says conditions at border facilities haven’t improved

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general reiterated Monday that it’s still concerned about conditions at border facilities. Over recent months, DHS officials warned of worsening conditions at the southern border amid a dramatic spike of apprehensions. Images included in internal watchdog reports, as well as anecdotes of migrants in standing-room only conditions, among others,…MORE

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

AG Barr warns of hate created by identity politics

Attorney General William Barr pointed a finger at groups fighting “under the banner of identity politics” at a summit on anti-Semitism Monday, saying that they were divisive and creating a “breeding ground for hatred.” “My concern today is that under the banner of identity politics some political factions are seeking to obtain power by dividing…MORE

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

Fact check: Trump falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda

In a series of racist tweets on Sunday, President Donald Trump told a group of four Democratic congresswomen, all of whom are people of color, to “go back” to their supposed home countries, though three of them were born in the US. On Monday, he aggressively defended the tweets — and falsely accused one of…MORE

Nearly one-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump

Nearly one-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump

Almost one in five adults on Twitter follow the President’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, according to a new study done by the Pew Research Center. The data is based on a nationally representative sample of US adult Twitter users who gave permission to have their accounts analyzed and answered some questions in December 2018. Almost a…MORE

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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…