Tag Archives: Ben Carson

Dr. Stabby Drops Plan To Triple HUD Rents

Politico reports: HUD Secretary Ben Carson is backing off plans to triple the minimum rent paid by some of the country’s poorest households, citing Congress’ move to defy the administration and boost his agency’s budget. The proposal to increase the minimum rent paid by rental assistance beneficiaries is no longer “urgent,” due to the additional resources in the HUD budget, ...

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Dr. Stabby’s New Deputy Chief Of Staff Is Son Of His “Closest Friend” Once Convicted Of Health Care Fraud

CNN reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will name the son of his close friend and business associate as deputy chief of staff, the department confirmed Wednesday. Alfonso Costa Jr., 29, is expected to join the department in the coming weeks, a source familiar with the decision told CNN. Costa’s father is a dentist-turned-real-estate-investor who Carson has described ...

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Dr Stabby Defends Plan To Triple Rent On HUD Housing: “We Are Giving Poor People A Way Out Of Poverty”

Fox News reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is firing back at critics who claim his proposal to reform federal government housing subsidies is an “example of the Trump administration’s war on poor people,” as one congressional Democrat put it. “I would say it’s just the opposite,” Carson said in a phone interview this week with Fox News. ...

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Hannity’s Real Estate Dealer Was Imprisoned For Fraud

The Guardian reports: Sean Hannity’s real estate venture bought houses through a property dealer who was involved in a criminal conspiracy to fraudulently obtain foreclosed homes, according to records reviewed by the Guardian. In 2012, a shell company linked to the Fox News host bought 11 homes in Georgia that had been purchased by the dealer, Jeff Brock, following foreclosures. ...

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Sean Hannity Erupts Over HUD Loans Revelation: I’m Putting My Money To Work In Struggling Communities

Last night the Guardian reported that Sean Hannity created multiple shell companies to invest millions in low income housing via an Obama-era loan program now overseen by HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Hannity never disclosed the deals when Carson appeared on his show. This afternoon Hannity has issued a furious reaction. It is ironic that I am being attacked for investing ...

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REVEALED: Sean Hannity Bought Millions In Real Estate Through HUD Loan Program Overseen By Ben Carson

The Guardian reports: When Sean Hannity was named in court this week as a client of Donald Trump’s embattled legal fixer Michael Cohen, the Fox News host insisted their discussions had been limited to the subject of buying property. “I’ve said many times on my radio show: I hate the stock market, I prefer real estate. Michael knows real estate,” ...

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Of Course Dr. Stabby Lied About That $31K Dining Set

CNN reports: Newly released emails cast doubt on claims by Secretary Ben Carson and his spokesman that he had little or no involvement in the purchase of a $31,000 furniture set for his Department of Housing and Urban Development dining room. Emails show Carson and his wife selected the furniture themselves. An August email from a career administration staffer, with ...

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HUD Drops Anti-Discrimination Mission Statement

The Huffington Post reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities. In a March 5 memo addressed to HUD political staff, Amy Thompson, the department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, explained that the statement is being updated “in an effort to align HUD’s mission with ...

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Dr. Stabby Cancels Order For $31K Dining Set

Talking Points Memo reports: A spokesperson for the Department of Housing and Urban Development told TPM Thursday that Secretary Ben Carson had ordered the agency to rescind an order for $31,561 worth of dining room furniture. “At the request of the Secretary, the agency is working to rescind the order for the dining room set,” HUD spokesperson Raffi Williams told ...

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HUD Official: I Was Demoted After Refusing To Break Law With Costly Redecoration Of Dr. Stabby’s Office

The Guardian reports: A senior career official in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has alleged that she was demoted and replaced with a Donald Trump appointee after refusing to break the law by funding an expensive redecoration of Ben Carson’s office. Helen Foster said she was told “$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair” after informing ...

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Trump Appointee Calls Reporter April Ryan “Miss Piggy”

The New York Daily News reports: An event planner who landed a job in the Trump administration apologized Wednesday for calling a White House correspondent “Miss Piggy” during a Twitter spat. Lynne Patton, who heads a regional Housing and Urban Development office overseeing New York and New Jersey, called April Ryan of the American Urban Radio Networks “Miss Piggy” in ...

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Trump Mocks White House Press Before Cabinet Meeting Prayer: You Need The Prayer More Than I Do [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Because he’s Donald Trump, one slam against the political press per day is never enough. Trump held a cabinet briefing where he gloated about his first year in office and the imminent success of the GOP’s tax bill. During his round table, Trump invited HUD Secretary Ben Carson to say a prayer for the room and the president ...

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Papadopoulos Lied On Resume To Get Policy Gig

Newsweek reports: George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his attempts to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, claimed on his resume to have worked as a research assistant at the Hudson Institute for almost five years. His LinkedIn profile said he worked with three senior fellows from March 2011 through September 2015 and ...

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Ben Carson: “Poverty Is A State Of Mind”

The New York Times reports: Ben Carson, the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, faced an intense backlash on Wednesday for calling poverty “a state of mind.” Mr. Carson, who oversees a department that handles housing for millions of low-income Americans, made the comments during a radio interview on Tuesday with Armstrong Williams, a friend and conservative ...

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HUNGARY: HUD Secretary Ben Carson To Speak At International Convention Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

The SPLC reports today that HUD Secretary Ben Carson will this week deliver a presentation at the Budapest convention for the viciously anti-LGBT World Congress of Families, which works to enact and strengthen anti-LGBT laws around the globe. From the SPLC’s report: Each year, anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families holds a major annual summit, in addition to smaller ...

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Ben Carson: True Compassion Means Not Making Public Housing Comfortable Enough So People Want To Stay

The New York Times reports: Ben Carson does not like the creature comforts, at least not for low-income Americans reliant on the government for a helping hand. As he toured facilities for the poor in Ohio last week, Mr. Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-housing secretary, joked that a relatively well-appointed apartment complex for veterans lacked “only pool tables.” He inquired at one ...

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Ben Carson Doubles-Down On “Immigrant” Slaves

The Hill reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson doubled-down Monday on his description of slaves as immigrants, arguing that the label fits anyone who comes into a country from the outside – even “involuntary immigrants.” “I think people need to actually look up the word immigrant,” Carson said. “Whether you’re voluntary or involuntary, if you come from the ...

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Senate Confirms Dr. Stabby As HUD Secretary

The Washington Post reports: Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed Thursday as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, bringing into President Trump’s cabinet a Washington outsider with no prior government experience and a staunchly conservative view of public assistance. Support for Carson’s confirmation came down largely along party lines, highlighting the intense partisan and ideological conflicts ...

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Ben Carson Vows “No Extra Rights” For LGBT Americans During HUD Secretary Confirmation Hearing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Trump Cabinet pick Ben Carson reiterated his belief Thursday that LGBT Americans don’t deserve “extra rights.” During Carson’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) pressed the Housing and Urban Development nominee about whether he would enforce LGBT protections in the public housing sector. “Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land,” Carson responded. “Of ...

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Pat Robertson: Dr. Stabby Is More Qualified To Run HUD Than Obama Or That “Bum” Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Responding to a statement on Carson’s nomination from incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Robertson said that Obama was unqualified to be president since he “never held a job in the private sector,” “learned his organizing skills from a well-known radical who had a handbook for revolutionaries,” and “did next to nothing” in ...

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