May 26, 2017

05/26/2017: What it was like to rent from Jared Kushner

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The European leg of President Trump's trip abroad got off to a rocky start yesterday when, in a meeting with G7 officials, the president was reportedly critical of Germany's trade practices. The main gripe, it seems, was about the number of German cars sold here, but that's just one slice of a pretty huge trade relationship. We'll talk about it, plus the drama back home at the Department of Education, which is considering handing some of its student loan business to the Treasury. Plus: A look at Kushner Companies, the family real estate business where Jared Kushner worked before taking a role in the White House.

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Delaware town throws shade on beach tents to help relieve overcrowding

May 26, 2017
On holidays like Memorial Day, the sand can get pretty crowded, so some cities are banning tents and barbecues.
The boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The town attracts about 7 million people a year.
James Morrison

Why Ramadan is a big deal for Arab TV networks

May 26, 2017
'It's like the sweeps rolled into the Super Bowl, extended over a full month.'
Palestinian men and children watch television at a cafe in Arab East Jerusalem after breaking their fast.
AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: What Trump's budget proposal really means

May 26, 2017
Ana Swanson of The Washington Post and Nela Richardson of Redfin join us to discuss the week’s business and economic news. This week, they talk about Donald Trump’s plan on achieving 3 percent economic growth and if the math adds up. How does Paul Ryan plan on dealing with the administration’s budget? Plus, we revisit […]
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee Thursday on President Donald Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.
Win McNamee/Getty Images

Should the Treasury take charge of managing student loans?

May 26, 2017
The Department of Education isn’t your typical go-to for high drama in Washington, D.C. But this week hasn’t been typical. First, President Trump’s budget proposal called for drastic cuts to the department’s budget. Then, James Runcie, who oversaw the office that manages the federal government’s $1.3 trillion student loan portfolio, walked. In a rather critical […]

Trump sounds off about Germany's trade surplus, again

May 26, 2017
President Trump sounded off in a meeting with G-7 officials yesterday, allegedly saying that Germany is “bad, very bad” for running up a trade surplus with the U.S., selling millions of cars on American shores. This is not the first time the president has called out Germany on trade, and it’s safe to say that […]

What it was like to have Jared Kushner as a landlord

May 26, 2017
Reporter Alec MacGillis spent time with tenants of the Kushner's Baltimore properties.
Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.
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The European leg of President Trump’s trip abroad got off to a rocky start yesterday when, in a meeting with G7 officials, the president was reportedly critical of Germany’s trade practices. The main gripe, it seems, was about the number of German cars sold here, but that’s just one slice of a pretty huge trade relationship. We’ll talk about it, plus the drama back home at the Department of Education, which is considering handing some of its student loan business to the Treasury. Plus: A look at Kushner Companies, the family real estate business where Jared Kushner worked before taking a role in the White House.

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Stella Here We Go Magic
Howlin' For You The Black Keys
Native Dreams Rose Windows
Soft Washed Out