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  • Ben Carson hits back at Ilhan Omar after she knocks his performance during House hearing

    05/22/2019 4:35:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Ben Carson has fired back at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., after the controversial freshman congresswoman criticized him after a hearing Tuesday. Omar knocked the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary over his conduct during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. "Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep," she quipped. She was playing off of Carson's request for time during a testy exchange with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
  • Smackdown: Dr. Ben Carson Takes Ilhan Omar To The Woodshed After She Took A Swing At Him

    05/22/2019 4:23:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Tweets and videos at link. Things got very testy between Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and House Democrats. Carson received some ridicule in the media for mistaking a housing term for an Oreo cookie. Cortney has more : Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) set the tone by accusing Carson of leading an agency that is "actively causing harm," sentiments that were shared by other Democrats on the panel. "It pains me that your gifted hands are doing the bidding and carrying the water of what I believe to be one of the most morally bankrupt president's history," Rep....
  • Newt Gingrich: HUD Chief Ben Carson protects poor Americans and enforces law ... problem?

    05/21/2019 12:38:33 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 20-May-2019 | Newt Gringrich
    [Full Title: Newt Gingrich: HUD Chief Ben Carson protects poor Americans and enforces the law – Why is that a problem?] In a bold move, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is both helping poor Americans and enforcing the law. Some in Congress may consider enforcing the law and prioritizing help for poor Americans (including people who immigrated to the U.S. legally) over help for people in the country illegally controversial or unacceptable. The solution for their position is for Congress to change the law. Until then, it is pretty hard to complain that a cabinet officer is enforcing...
  • Carson Fights Discrimination On Facebook And The Democrats Who Advocate For Big Tech

    04/14/2019 4:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under the direction of Dr. Ben Carson, is taking aggressive legal action against social media platforms for enabling online housing discrimination. Democrats, meanwhile, are pushing flawed legislation that would only increase the power and influence of their Big Tech allies. The contrast highlights just how beholden Democrats have become to support Silicon Valley giants such as Facebook and Google. Last August, HUD launched a Fair Housing Act complaint against Facebook based on its advertising practices. Facebook is the world’s largest social media company and, together with Google, forms the great internet duopoly...
  • Meet the Woman Rashida Tlaib Called a ‘Prop’

    04/01/2019 5:22:54 PM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 29, 2019 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    A recovering addict, Lynne Patton advised Trump’s campaign on minority outreach and now works at HUD calling attention to appalling public-housing conditions. When Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee last month, the most dramatic moment was a sideshow in which the protagonist—Lynne Patton, a supporter of President Trump—remained silent. As Republican Rep. Mark Meadows challenged Mr. Cohen’s claims that Mr. Trump is a racist, Ms. Patton, who is black, rose and eyed the witness with a disappointed glare. That prompted a diatribe from Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib: “Just because someone has a person of color, a black person,...
  • Carson: I’ve Interacted with Racist People — Trump Is Not One of Them

    03/19/2019 10:25:15 AM PDT · by malach · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03.18.19 | Jeff Poor
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Ingraham Angle,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson reacted to attacks on President Donald Trump proclaiming he is racist, especially in the wake of last week’s mass shooting in New Zealand. Carson batted down those accusations by relaying his own personal interactions with Trump. “There’s a narrative that’s being painted there,” Carson said. “You know, I’ve had an opportunity to interact with racist people throughout my life. And [Trump] is not one. He is so easy to be around. He treats you with the utmost respect. You know, I talked with early on about the plight...
  • Don't Let Trump Hatred Thwart the School Choice Movement

    11/22/2018 9:08:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Larry Elder
    The Detroit school board recently voted 6-to-1 to consider removing Dr. Ben Carson's name from one of its high schools. Carson, a former Detroit student and former head of pediatric neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, pioneered several groundbreaking neurosurgical procedures. He now serves as President Donald Trump's secretary of housing and urban development. But one school board member said Carson's name on the school is comparable to "having Trump's name on our school in blackface." About Detroit public schools, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty's C.J. Szafir and Cori Petersen recently wrote, "In 2017 Detroit ranked last in proficiency out...
  • 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...