Ben Carson

Carson’s God-and-bootstraps message fails to hearten housing advocates

Less than two months into the job, Carson still holds forth on God and neurosurgery, but his views on housing policy remain largely a mystery.<p>God is Ben Carson’s favorite subject. Brain surgery is a close second. Housing is somewhere further down the list.<p>“I was told that as a government leader, I …

Affordable Housing

Steve Harvey on Trump: 'He's Keeping His Word to What He Said He Would Do for Me'

In January of this year, TV host Steve Harvey met with the newly elected President Donald Trump, and it's safe to say Harvey faced his fair share of …

Comedy

The Hopes and Fears Around Ben Carson's Favorite Public Housing Program

HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program tries to save public housing units by transferring them to the private sector. It’s earned bipartisan support, but some housing advocates worry about accountability.<p>When Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren asked Ben Carson what he would do as HUD …

Housing

No, Ben Carson Did Not Find Half a Trillion in Lost HUD Money

If you pay attention to the right-wing “news” sites and blogosphere, you’d think that Ben Carson became HUD Secretary and almost immediately found …

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In Brief: Ben Carson Commemorates OKC Tragedy, Haiti Rebuilding National Palace

<b>Ben Carson Speaks at Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial</b><p>U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson led a remembrance ceremony in honor of …

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Fact check: Ben Carson didn’t find HUD accounting errors

<b>Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements?</b><p><b>A:</b> Readers have repeatedly asked us if Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson initiated an audit of HUD’s financial statements and found …

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Here Are Fitting Haikus For The Members Of President Trump's Cabinet

So much inner peace achieved.<p>We’re celebrating haiku poetry this week, so why not craft a special haiku for the members of Trump’s cabinet! You remember the haiku format, right? Just like Trump moving down the line of women at his Miss USA pageants: “5 ... 7 ... 5 ...”<p>See, it’s easy!<p>Sean …

Republicans

Divisions abound 22 years after Oklahoma City bombing

Remembering the Oklahoma City bombing has taken on a new meaning for Brian Martinez in the era of Donald Trump.<p>His father, a pastor, was among the …

Sixth graders to Ben Carson: ‘You aren’t doing anything’ to save public housing

Junior high school students urged Carson to help their community.<p>Sixth-grade students are writing letters to Housing and Urban Development Secretary …

Housing

Here’s How Ben Carson’s Listening Tour Has Been Going

The Courtside Apartments in Miami was born on a rocky road. From its inception as a project in 2008, it started out with a failed bid for an …

Affordable Housing

Lab Report: Carson Says Good HUD Programs Will Be Preserved

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>A HUD-spinning tour:</b> In Miami yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson visited an affordable housing complex that wouldn’t exist without the $950 million HOME investment program that the Trump administration now wants to slash. In a press conference, Carson “cautioned …

Housing

Why I’m Already Nervous To Watch Veep After The Election

I should be excited. <i>Veep</i> season 6 is around the corner, and it’s a show I love. The HBO political comedy arrived in 2012, the final year of President Barack Obama’s first term. At that point, we had a man in the White House who was a constitutional law scholar, former Illinois state senator, former …

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Elevating Irony: Two Elevator Mishaps Prove Poignant Points

Elevators were at the center to two ironic stories this week. The first, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s two-day visit to Miami …

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5:04pm: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is in Miami-Dade.

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This Is What It's Like to Be Stuck in an Elevator With Ben Carson

Imagine spending 20 minutes in a crowded elevator with the one and only Ben Carson.<p>The secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson entered a crowded elevator. This sounds like the beginning of a joke, but sometimes reality is more hilarious, because Carson proceeded to …

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Trump flip-flops on China, Nato – and Bannon

Got a minute? President continues wild policy zig-zag… Manafort registering as foreign agent… Ben Carson stuck in an elevator… and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy

Politics

Ben Carson rescued from stuck elevator during Miami housing tour

Firefighters rescued Carson and six others visiting Florida’s Courtside Family Apartments as part of a nationwide tour of affordable housing developments<p>US housing secretary Ben Carson had to be rescued by firefighters on Wednesday after he became trapped in an elevator at a newly refurbished Miami …

Affordable Housing

Our Predictions For Other Places Ben Carson Will Probably Find Himself Inextricably Wedged

In case you missed it, HUD Secretary, world-famous neurosurgeon, and human <i>Veep</i> episode Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator this morning.<p>Alonzo …

Humor

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Gets Stuck In Affordable Housing Elevator

These sorts of things only happen to Ben Carson.<p>The former neurosurgeon, current Trump official with a Sean Spicer-esque grasp on slavery and, of …

Affordable Housing

Ben Carson says budget cuts help HUD work better

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson on Thursday said cuts to his department are part of his effort to help the agency work …

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Ben Carson tours Miami housing complex built with grant Trump wants eliminated

Housing Secretary Ben Carson toured a Miami apartment complex Thursday that one of his hosts said wouldn’t exist without the federal program that the …

Affordable Housing

Metaphor Alert: Ben Carson Got Stuck in an Elevator in an Affordable Housing Complex

On Wednesday morning, in a scenario the writers for <i>America: The Show</i> would likely have rejected as being a little too on-the-nose, Ben Carson got …

Affordable Housing

WATCH: Public Housing Residents Confront Ben Carson in Miami

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator today (April 12), while touring Courtside Apartments, a public …

Housing

Ben Carson Visits Miami Public Housing and Gets Trapped in ‘the Sunken Place’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was only on his third stop of a two-day Miami visit when he got trapped in the elevator, but I’d …

Housing

Ben Carson—charged with slashing the public-housing budget—spent part of his day stuck in a public-housing elevator

US housing secretary Ben Carson found himself in a claustrophobic predicament—and stuck inside a metaphor come to life—as he became trapped in an elevator during an April 12 visit to a Florida public housing complex, the Miami Herald reports.<p>Miami-Dade fire rescue was called to the scene to pry …

Affordable Housing

Ben Carson got stuck in an elevator during a Miami visit

Ben Carson got trapped in an elevator -- and kept an NBA legend waiting in the process. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60<p>Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and his wife had to be rescued at a Miami public housing complex on Wednesday after the couple got stuck in …

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Ben Carson Got Stuck in an Elevator, Here's What He Maybe Said While He Was in There

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is on a national listening tour, speaking with people who use public housing. The former presidential candidate, who turned down a cabinet appointment because he claimed he had no experience and couldn't run a government agency only to be appointed …

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Ben Carson getting stuck in a public housing elevator shows how much work he needs to do

Dr. Ben Carson, the United States Housing and Urban Development secretary and famed neurosurgeon, got stuck in an elevator during a tour of a housing …

Affordable Housing

Ben Carson Becomes Latest Victim of Anti-Conservative Elevator Conspiracy

Wednesday morning, newly minted Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson was visiting a public housing project in Florida with former …

U.S. Politics

Ben Carson Got Stuck in an Elevator at a Miami Housing Complex - Vice

Ben Carson, America's new housing boss, was touring an affordable housing complex in Miami on Wednesday when he got stuck in one of the building's elevators, CNN reports.<p>The Housing and Urban Development secretary was visiting the Courtside Family Apartments in Overtown, which were funded by former …

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