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Nevada is trying very hard to not pull an Iowa

Nevada is trying very hard to not pull an Iowa

How hard can this whole democracy thing be? Less than a month after issues with a vote tabulation app spoiled the Iowa caucuses, fallout from Nevada’s decision to abandon an app made by the same company has raised legitimate fears that the caucuses there will be spoiled as well. It’s not helping that campaigns are…MORE

Here’s the secret to getting a Trump presidential pardon

Here’s the secret to getting a Trump presidential pardon

President Donald Trump runs his White House (and his life) by two simple principles: 1. Reward your friends 2. Punish your enemies It’s just not any more complicated than that. Earlier this month, we saw the “punish your enemies” side of Trump when, against the advice and urgings of a number of Republican senators, he…MORE

North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law

North Carolina appeals court blocks voter ID law

North Carolina’s Court of Appeals on Tuesday blocked the state’s new voter ID law from taking effect, a move that will likely prevent it from being in place in time for the 2020 elections. The ruling, coming two weeks before the Tarheel State holds its presidential primaries on March 3, is a victory for civil…MORE

Trump makes empty slams on Obama economy

Trump makes empty slams on Obama economy

His reelection bid accelerating, President Donald Trump has again seized credit for an economic turnaround, claimed record job creation and accused his predecessor of a “con job” on the subject. His claims make sense as a matter of bombastic Trumpian politics. All presidential incumbents surf positive economic developments on their watch in asking voters for…MORE

Why Bernie Sanders is the current favorite for the Democratic nomination

Why Bernie Sanders is the current favorite for the Democratic nomination

The Democratic presidential race is about to enter hyper speed — and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is currently in the driver’s seat. Much attention has been paid to former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent surge, but Sanders has built out a clear national lead and is the favorite ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries…MORE

Trump says he has ‘total confidence’ in Barr

Trump says he has ‘total confidence’ in Barr

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he has “total confidence” in Attorney General William Barr despite a swirl of controversies in the past week that have led to questions about the department’s impartiality and widespread calls for Barr to step down. Speaking at Joint Base Andrews, Trump also dismissed suggestions that his public comments on…MORE

Democratic senator: Zelensky has no plans to meet with Giuliani

Democratic senator: Zelensky has no plans to meet with Giuliani

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told US senators last week he has no plans to meet with President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, according to one of the senators who sat down with Zelensky. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, wrote Tuesday that he asked Zelensky when they met in Kiev if he still feels…MORE

Trump commutes Blagojevich’s sentence and grants clemency to 10 others

Trump commutes Blagojevich’s sentence and grants clemency to 10 others

President Donald Trump wielded his powers of clemency Tuesday for convicted white-collar criminals and the former Illinois governor accused of attempting to sell a US senate seat. The wave of pardons and commutations, some of which Trump has been considering for years, came amid a post-impeachment flurry of presidential prerogative, from ridding his team of…MORE

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Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dave Says: Playing the lottery robs you of your future

Dear Dave, I’ve been struggling financially for the past few months, so I’ve been playing the lottery once a week. To me, the chance to win millions is worth a few dollars a month, even if things are tight. Paula   Dear Paula, You’ve told me you’re having money troubles, and at the same time…

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dave Says: Keep your dignity, and work your way out

Dear Dave, My wife and I will both turn 30 next month. We have two young children, and we make a little over $85,000 combined. The problem is we have about $70,000 in debt. Some of it is credit card debt, but nearly $50,000 is in two car loans. Her mom and dad have offered…

How to Budget in the New Year     

How to Budget in the New Year     

We all love a good New Year’s celebration, but with it comes the reminder of goals, responsibilities, and resolutions for the upcoming year. And if you’re like most people, somewhere in the middle of all your resolutions is money—as in, the desire to manage it better.