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  • U.S. Creates Landlord Task Force to Strong Arm Property Owners into Renting to the Poor

    08/23/2018 3:34:09 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 21 August 2018
    Citing a shortage of affordable housing in "higher opportunity neighborhoods," the Trump administration is strong arming private landlords nationwide into renting to low-income tenants that get government vouchers....Even after the Trump administration took over, HUD has continued funding many of Barack Obama’s wasteful, socialist programs.
  • Trump Haters and Their Double Standards

    08/23/2018 6:14:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Larry Elder
    When President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA head John Brennan, more than a dozen former high-level intelligence officials fired off a letter that said the president's decision was "ill-considered," "inappropriate" and "deeply regrettable." The next day, 60 former lower-level CIA officials signed an open letter condemning the act. Their letter read, in part: "All of us believe it is critical to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure. But we believe equally strongly that former government officials have the right to express their unclassified views on what they see as critical national security issues without fear of...
  • AP Report Claims Ben Carson Has 'Fallen from Grace' in Baltimore

    08/21/2018 10:46:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson used to be a rockstar in Baltimore. But, after running as a Republican in the 2016 presidential election and accepting a post in the Trump administration, he has sullied his good name forever, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Carson grew up in poverty, but he didn't let it define or hamper his dreams. He worked hard to eventually become the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. In 1987, he gained fame after performing an historic 22-hour surgery to separate conjoined twins. It's all in his autobiography, Gifted Hands....
  • HUD Hits Facebook With Administrative Complaint, Alleging Housing Discrimination

    08/17/2018 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM | By Ian Lopez |
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hit Facebook Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the social media company’s advertising tools enable those managing property to discriminate in housing. Filed on Aug. 14, HUD’s administrative complaint alleges that both the social media company’s ad targeting tools and user classification enable the limitation of ad audiences on characteristics “outright prohibited” by the Federal Housing Administration, said the government’s formal statement of interest. Among the grounds on which Facebook is alleged to have allowed discrimination are “sex, religion, familial status, and natural origin, and pretexts for protected characteristics.”
  • Ben Carson's rent increases can empower domestic abusers

    06/09/2018 8:11:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/18 | Liesl Nydegger
    Rent is becoming less affordable, particularly those who are low-income, and getting worse. A proposed increase for people using federal housing subsidies will most affect single mothers and their children, putting them at risk for homelessness, increasing their risk for domestic violence. We knew Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s idea to encourage self-sufficiency would hurt, now we know now much: Federal subsidies are expected to jump 20 percent, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for the Associated Press. People already working every day would be squeezed even more. Over 3.3 million...
  • Weekly Update: JW Battles for FBI Deep State Texts

    05/26/2018 8:27:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text Messages Federal Agency Known for Fraud & Waste Finances Own Attacks Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text Messages Here is a sliver of good news in our efforts to find out the truth about the extent of corruption infecting the senior ranks of the FBI, specifically in our lawsuit to get documents about “anti-Trump” senior FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Our legal team was just informed by the Justice Department that, “the FBI plans to send letters to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page...
  • Ben Carson strikes critical blow to Obama fair-housing rule...

    05/19/2018 1:09:20 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | by Joseph Lawler
    The agency, led by Ben Carson, announced Friday evening that it was withdrawing the assessment tool by which cities and counties are supposed to identify housing discrimination and other problems faced by minorities and other groups. Conservative critics, including Carson, have argued that it represents an unwarranted intrusion of federal government influence into local zoning matters. The Obama version of the rule would have required cities and counties to use the tool, and data provided by the federal government, to spell out exactly which kinds of disparities their citizens faced. For example, if minorities lived in areas that lack public...
  • HUD Floats a Plan Intended to Reduce Reliance on Housing Assistance

    04/26/2018 6:59:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | GLENN THRUSH
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has proposed legislation that could triple rents on the poorest tenants in federally subsidized housing as part of a push to redefine housing assistance as a temporary benefit instead of the permanent source of shelter it has become for millions of poor people. The legislation, spurred by Mr. Trump’s conservative budget director, Mick Mulvaney, and drafted by aides to Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, would also allow local governments to impose work requirements on tenants in public housing deemed fit for work. The plan would also increase rents for elderly and...
  • Sean Hannity linked to shell companies that spent $90M on property

    04/22/2018 5:45:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 176 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Fox News host Sean Hannity is linked to a group of shell companies that have spent $90 million buying hundreds of homes across the U.S through the help of foreclosures and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Guardian reported Sunday. More than 870 homes in seven different states have been purchased over the past decade, ranging from large mansions to rentals for low-income families, according to the newspaper. For some of the mortgages, Hannity reportedly obtained funding from HUD under the National Housing Act loan program, which was first guaranteed under President Obama’s administration. Secretary Ben...
  • Maxine Waters promises ‘reparations’ in 2020 ‘stump speech,’ vows to ‘take care’ of Ben Carson

    03/06/2018 12:52:05 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 60 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/5/2018
    Maxine Waters just cranked the identity politics up to “max.” The Democratic California congresswoman delivered an emotional address in Selma, Ala. on Saturday, telling her audience that she will sponsor legislation to provide African Americans with “reparations” for slavery if Democrats take back the House in this year’s midterm elections. Waters also took aim at President Trump, criticizing his feud with Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. “This business about who’s the biggest, who’s the baddest, who’s got the biggest gun,” Waters said. “This president keeps edging that on. You know, he’s a bully. He has a bully mentality.” The 79-year-old lawmaker...
  • Ben Carson, or the tale of the disappearing cabinet secretary.

    02/11/2018 7:41:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/11/2018 | Ben Terris
    Carson is an acclaimed neurosurgeon who oversees a large government agency for which he has no particular qualifications and in this way represents the grand theme of the Trump administration. He, like the president, came to power by promising that an outsider would have the "common sense" it takes to cure what ails us. And so, while conservative gadfly Armstrong Williams played host to this party at the Monocle restaurant, it was Carson everyone came to see. "There's never been a time in the history of the world where a society became divided like this and did well," Carson said...
  • Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study — Defiantly Declares ‘I Will Not Stop Being A Christian’

    02/01/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country.” The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study. Carson regularly attends this meeting along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to CBN News. The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
  • A FROSTY RECEPTION WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKS CARSON TO PRAY

    12/25/2017 6:53:05 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    barbwire ^ | 23 December, 2017 | Tony Perkins
    During yesterday’s historic votes, Donald Trump sent the Left into a full-on panic by pausing a moment in his cabinet meeting to thank God for their pending success. Before he turned the floor over to Secretary Ben Carson, the president looked at the media in the room and told them they could stay if they wanted to. After all, he joked, “You need the prayer more than I do. I think you may be the only ones. Maybe a good solid prayer, and they’ll be honest then. Is that possible?” Well, the media was honest all right — but only...
  • Sonya Carson, Mother of Dr. Ben Carson, Dies

    11/07/2017 10:36:40 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 53 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network (CBNnews) ^ | Nov. 6, 2017 | Steve Warren
    Sonya Carson, the mother of Dr. Ben Carson, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Trump Administration, died Monday. Dr. Carson and his wife Candy announced his mother's death on their Facebook page. Sonya had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011. While campaigning for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, Carson often quoted stories about his mother's work ethic. According to her son, she worked two or three jobs when they lived in Boston because she refused to rely on welfare programs. "She was a little different than a lot of people around, who were...
  • Time: Trump's Cabinet 'Wrecking Crew' Is 'Dismantling Government As We Know It'

    10/29/2017 12:39:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 109 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/29/2017 | Tom Blumer
    The most recent cover of Time Magazine — or I should say.., given its parent company's recent decision "reducing ... circulation and frequency" of the formerly iconic publication — calls President Donald Trump's cabinet "The Wrecking Crew" on a mission of "dismantling government as we know it."  Separate reports singled out EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for scrutiny.The cover's word selection is obviously out of line, as none of the three is proposing to "dismantle" — meaning to "take (something) apart" (and not put it back together) — the agencies under their charge....
  • How to Make Private Investment in Infrastructure Really Work

    10/15/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Citylab ^ | October 9, 2017 | William Murray
    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump—like his opponent Hillary Clinton—spoke glowingly about infrastructure spending, alluding to Franklin Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration and Dwight Eisenhower’s Interstate Highway System as examples of how spending on roads, bridges and airports helped unite the country. For 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given America’s infrastructure an overall grade of D+, estimating it would cost more than $4 trillion to upgrade properly. But President Trump’s $1 trillion dollar, 10-year infrastructure plan has so far moved along at a halting pace. This tortoise-like process may offer an opportunity to think more strategically about...
  • Chelsea Handler calls Ben Carson a 'black white supremacist,' (trunc)

    09/25/2017 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    In a preview clip from Friday's edition of her Netflix show, comedian Chelsea Handler strung together three minutes worth of jokes about the Trump administration being racist that included some strange claims.Handler's show, which can actually be entertaining, often blends news and comedy in a fashion not dissimilar to what's done on "The Daily Show" or "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update segment. In fact, the clip released ahead of Friday's episode follows those formats pretty closely.The segment is supposed to function as a darkly humorous explainer on various kinds of racism in modern America. As Handler tackled the Ku Klux...
  • Maxine Waters calls Dr. Ben Carson 'an educated fool'

    09/25/2017 8:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2017 | Monica Showalter
    In her latest hurled insult, Rep. Maxine Waters has called Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson "an educated fool." "Look at Ben Carson. My God. My grandmother would call him an educated fool," Waters stated. "Here's a man who has a reputation of being a highly competent surgeon, but when he talks about poor people, he says they're the cause of their poverty. "He doesn't understand why you didn't do what he did and why you didn't make it like he made it. And he doesn't know the difference between slavery and immigration," she went on. At...
  • Ben Carson Supports Judge Roy Moore for Alabama Senate

    09/22/2017 2:00:54 PM PDT · by detective · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2017 | Amanda House
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson threw his support behind former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Friday, hours before President Donald Trump campaigns for Moore’s opponent, establishment-backed U.S. Senator Luther Strange.
  • Maxine Waters: I can 'guarantee' Trump colluding with Russia to 'undermine' US

    09/21/2017 10:38:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 21, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    "Here you have a president who I can tell you and guarantee you is in collusion with the Russians to undermine our democracy. Here you have a president that has obstructed justice. And here you have a president that lies every day," Waters said. The ranking Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee also said she plans to grill Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson when he comes before her committee in the coming weeks. . . "Look at Ben Carson. My God. My grandmother would call him an educated fool," Waters said.