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Treasury secretary says he doesn’t find Trump’s tweets racist

Treasury secretary says he doesn’t find Trump’s tweets racist

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday he doesn’t believe President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking four Democratic congresswomen are racist. He is the only Cabinet member so far to weigh in on the tweets. “I don’t find them racist,” Mnuchin said during a White House briefing on cryptocurrencies. “I think he speaks for himself on that,”…MORE

Here’s the truly amazing way Donald Trump defended his racist tweets

Here’s the truly amazing way Donald Trump defended his racist tweets

President Donald Trump offered a very, uh, interesting explanation Monday for why his racist tweets over the weekend urging four Democratic congresswomen of color to leave the country weren’t, in fact, racist: He’s not the only one who feels that way. Here’s Trump’s exchange with a reporter outside the White House: Reporter: “Does it concern…MORE

Democratic lawmaker says he will seek to force impeachment vote

Democratic lawmaker says he will seek to force impeachment vote

Rep. Al Green, a Texas Democrat who was among the first to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment in 2017, said Monday that he would seek to force the House to take a vote on impeachment by the end of this month. Green said at a news conference Monday, which he posted to Facebook, that…MORE

Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump’s tweet

Which GOP lawmakers have condemned Trump’s tweet

Lawmakers are returning to Congress on Monday following a racist series of tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at four Democratic lawmakers, and Republican leaders as well as rank-and-file members are feeling the pressure to weigh in on the President’s comments. But many leaders in the party are so far not weighing in publicly —…MORE

Joe Biden just made a giant gamble on health care

Joe Biden just made a giant gamble on health care

Joe Biden is making a very big bet on the status quo. That’s true for his 2020 presidential campaign generally (his argument is that Donald Trump’s election is a fever dream from which the GOP — and the country — will awake) but especially true on the issue that has proven decisive in a majority…MORE

Trump denies racist tweets were racist

Trump denies racist tweets were racist

President Donald Trump redoubled his racist attacks on a quartet of Democratic congresswomen Monday, insisting they leave the United States if they continue complaining about his policies. It was an escalation of an attack begun Sunday that prompted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce she would formally introduce a motion to reject the comments. After…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…