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Depending on the polls you read and how you read them, nearly half of those surveyed want the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump to continue. That is not the same as wanting him impeached, much less convicted by the Senate and removed from office, but it represents a momentum the p…

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Dear Dave: What’s the best way to talk to a parent, and tell them their career or financial choices aren’t working out? My mom and dad divorced a few years ago, and now my mom is having money problems. She bought some rental properties after the divorce with the idea becoming a landlord and …

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WASHINGTON — "I am a classically trained engineer," says Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican, "and I firmly believe in regression to the mean." Applying a concept from statistics to the randomness of today's politics is problematic. In any case, Hurd, 42, is not waiting for the regression of …

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Last week White House counsel Pat Cipollone notified leaders in the House of Representatives that the Trump administration will not “participate” in an impeachment investigation in any way. If you are looking for the most prominent indicator of the outrageous nature of Cipollone’s letter, yo…

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Dear Dave: My husband lost his job last week. The good news is we’re completely debt-free, and we have a six-month emergency fund saved up. I work part-time, since we have young children, and I’ve been bringing home about $800 a month. Should we cut our budget down to bare bones now, or do y…

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A 1961 “Twilight Zone” episode starred Peter Falk as a Central American revolutionary whose paranoia eventually leads to his destruction. The dictator he has deposed tells him about a mirror given to him by “an old woman,” a mirror that will show him who’s plotting to assassinate him. The re…

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Here’s an excerpt from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s opening statement on Sept. 26, the day the acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, testified before the committee. Schiff is talking about the now-infamous Trump-Zelenskiy phone conversation of July …

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Dear Dave: I’ve heard lots of different theories and recommendations when it comes to paying off debt. Why do you advise paying off debts from smallest to largest? — Marlee

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The debate about political power and authority among those who profess the Christian faith has raged since the 1st century. In modern America, the debate raged throughout Jimmy Carter's presidency and more recently through the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. The debate now loo…

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I've heard the joke that when the inventor of the USB cord was buried, they lowered the casket into the grave the wrong way, took it back out, turned it around and then lowered it in again.

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Back when reruns were a staple of summer programming, television networks aired repeats of their programs, giving viewers another opportunity to see what they had already seen. Democratic politicians are now conducting their own version of reruns.

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Dear Dave: I know you talk about having an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside. My husband and I are having a difficult time agreeing on exactly how much we should set aside for emergencies. How do you determine the exact amount? — Erin

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We now know the truth: President Donald Trump asked the leader of Ukraine to investigate the man who was widely seen as his strongest potential opponent during a phone call in which he noted that “we do a lot for Ukraine.” He threw an invite for a White House visit into the bargain.

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They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy.

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There are a million — maybe a billion — scenarios for how someone becomes the Founder of a business. But regardless of variability, there is one part of every venture that, almost by definition, will not vary: In the beginning, and often for some time afterwards, the Founder will be the firs…

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Dear Dave: My husband and I are in our thirties. We have $15,000 in debt spread across student loans, credit cards, and a car payment. We make decent money, and we’ve each got around $50,000 in our 401(k) plans. What steps can we take toward becoming good investors? — Heather

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When the Supreme Court, under a previous ideological majority, was handing down decisions favorable to the left, Democrats were fine with deferring to that third branch of government to achieve what they declined to produce in legislation. Some Democrats in conservative states took the posit…

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — What happens on Hong Kong Island does not stay there. The ongoing tsunami of discontent washes over this island, which, like Hong Kong, is navigating the choppy waters of relations with the same large and menacing mainland neighbor. This nation — which is such psychologicall…

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Contrary to what you've heard, selling is the oldest profession, because “In the beginning” the serpent sold the apple to Eve. You might say she bought wholesale and then sold the apple retail to Adam. And as we now know, that was one expensive transaction.

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Dear Dave: My two brothers-in-law and I have been thinking about going into business together as a side project in the real estate world. One of them is an architect and licensed general contractor, one has a successful painting business, and I’m a chief financial officer with a CPA backgrou…

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DUBLIN — "When would you like to schedule your knee replacement surgery?" asked my American doctor before I left for Ireland? I gave him a date that works for me (I'm calling it the result of an old basketball injury, not advancing age). His office scheduled it for that date.

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HONG KONG — Physically diminutive, intellectually acerbic and with an eye for the ironic, Margaret Ng — lawyer, writer and former legislator — is, at 71, a member of the generation for which this city's youthful protesters have scant patience. They say the elders have been too patient about …

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PARIS — President Donald Trump was right to cancel a “secret” meeting with leaders of the Taliban and the Afghan government following two bomb attacks by the terrorist group that killed 10 civilians, an American soldier and a Romanian service member in heavily fortified Kabul.

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Dear Dave: I’ll be graduating from college in December, and I’ll have a job waiting for me that pays $50,000 a year. This will bring our household income up to about $95,000. The problem is we’ve got $18,000 in student loan debt, $2,500 in credit card debt, and $4,000 to pay in medical bills…

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The late bank robber Willie "The Actor" Sutton is said to have been asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, to which he supposedly replied, "Because that's where the money is." In his autobiography, Sutton denied the quote, but it serves as a warning to those who fear Democrats will come af…

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The Gadsden Times on how a statewide gasoline tax increase could help improve a problematic intersection:

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I just wonder if, and that’s a big if, Inspiration Landing opens in Sheffield are people that are coming from out of town to spend their money…

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Who needs this agricultural center anyway? I’ve asked lots of people and nobody seems to know. Somebody must be making a lot of money on this …

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If Donald Trump goes to prison for the treasonous acts and the irrational behavior he has had, it would be his first complete sentence. Get it?

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