Ben Carson

Carson: Poverty ‘a state of mind’

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson says that poverty to “a large extent is also a state of mind.”<p>“You take somebody that has …

state of mind

Ben Carson Calls Poverty a ‘State of Mind,’ Igniting a Backlash

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.”<p>Mr. Carson, who oversees a department that handles housing for millions of low-income Americans, made the comments during a radio interview on …

Republicans

People Are Dragging Ben Carson For Saying Poverty Is A ‘State Of Mind’

HUD Director Ben Carson has once again found himself in hot water. During a SiriusXM radio interview released on Wednesday, Carson decided to espouse the idea that poverty is to “a large extent is also a state of mind.”<p>“You take somebody that has the right mindset, you take everything from them and …

Trump Administration

Carson would like to see HUD's name changed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson wants to change the name of the sprawling federal agency he leads.<p>Carson says he's has "a plan for eventually changing the name from Housing and Urban Development to Housing and Community Development."<p>He made the remarks in an interview with Armstrong …

Trump Administration

Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind,' Folks On Twitter Give Him A Piece Of Theirs

"So is hunger apparently. Let's Jedi Mind trick ourselves into eating a steak."<p>People on Twitter took Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to task after he said that poverty was a “state of mind.”<p>The neurosurgeon, who previously caught heat for suggesting that slaves who were brought …

Trump Administration

Ben Carson Says ‘Poverty Is a State of Mind’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for calling poverty a "state of mind."<p>In an interview with SiriusXM Radio host Armstrong Williams that aired on Wednesday, Carson was asked about what could be done to reduce the number of people living in poverty.<p>"If everybody had a …

News

Trump Praised Philippine President For Murdering Civilians in Phone Call

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p><b>Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover …

Donald Trump

Ben Carson thinks poverty is 'a state of mind'

Good news, poor people — Ben Carson is here to explain why you aren't a millionaire.<p>"I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind," the …

Trump Administration

Ben Carson West Palm Beach House - Ben Carson Sells West Palm Beach Home For $920,000

The property sits in a country club community called the Club at Ibis.<p>ENGEL & VӦLKERS<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>The palatial pad is 6,155 …

Real Estate

Ben Carson, tasked with helping the poor, believes poverty is 'a state of mind'

Experts decry comments as latest example he is unfit to lead department of housing and urban development, targeted for $6.2bn in cuts in Trump’s budget<p>Poverty is largely “a state of mind”, housing secretary Ben Carson has claimed, dismaying observers who had modest hopes for his tenure.<p>Carson, the …

Trump Administration

Why Ben Carson's bizarre perspective on poverty matters

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s propensity for saying ridiculous things has become the stuff of legend. It was, after all, just …

Republicans

Ben Carson thinks a "certain mindset" keeps people in poverty. Science says that's wrong.

Ben Carson may be a neurosurgeon, but there are some things about the brain he just doesn't seem to understand.<p>During an interview with SiriusXM …

Poverty

Ben Carson thinks poverty is a state of mind

Ladies and gentlemen, the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development says you're poor largely because you have the <i>wrong mindset.</i><p>The retired …

Trump Administration

Secretary Carson, you should know better

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dr. Ben Carson has officially become poor people's worst nightmare. He's one of the right's most effective messengers, reinforcing ugly stereotypes about the poor -- even when he doesn't mean to.<p>That's what happened when he went on SiriusXM Radio this week to do an interview with his …

Opinion

Trump’s housing budget is a mass eviction notice for the poor

Millions of tenants already can’t get help with their rent. This makes it worse.<p>America’s systems for helping vulnerable families keep a roof …

Housing

Sean Spicer Gets A Ride On The Nope Mobile

And the CBO reports sick people are having the worst week in Washington<p><b>Like what you read below?</b> <b>Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL</b> <b>and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening!</b><p><i>Thanks to his reaction after meeting Donald Trump, we now know what the Pope would look like if he arrived late to a movie</i> …

Donald Trump

Ben Carson Says Poverty Is ‘a State of Mind’

Ben Carson announced Wednesday that poverty is a state of mind.<p>“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” the Housing secretary …

Trump Administration

Ben Carson Sells West Palm Beach Mini-Mansion for $920,000

The cabinet member recently bought a larger house in Florida and another outside of Washington, D.C.<p>Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban …

Real Estate

Extra, Extra: Sean Spicer Wasn't Allowed To Meet The Pope On Trump Trip

Contact the author of this article or email tips@gothamist.com with further questions, comments or tips.

New York City

Trump wants more people who receive housing subsidies to work

President Trump's budget proposal, announced Tuesday, calls for the most dramatic cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development since President Ronald Reagan slashed the agency’s funding in the early 1980s and leaves a wide opening for introducing work requirements for people who receive …

Poverty

The FRONTLINE Interview: Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella is a former spokesman for Breitbart News and the founder and CEO of the Washington communications firm Endeavor Strategies.<p>Once a top …

Republican Party

An attack like Manchester seems unlikely to shift the course of Trump’s presidency

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, completely reshaped George W. Bush’s presidency. The first eight months of his tenure had been tense, a function of his narrow electoral victory and his early policy priorities. After 9/11, though, Bush’s approval ratings soared and his presidency refocused …

Politics

'Where do you live?'

Agenda 2020<p>A Harlem doctor explains why housing can be more important to his patients' health than pretty much anything else ... and what Ben Carson and Tom Price should do about it.<p>I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks …

Health Care

The Onion Just Dumped 700 Pages Of Parody Trump Leaks Onto The Internet

When the president's away, The Onion will play.<p>With President Trump out of the country on “business,” The Onion released a massive collection of leaked information, in the form of emails, memoranda, executive orders and, of course, childlike drawings.<p>The Trump Documents, as they’re being called, …

Donald Trump Jr

HUD budget slashes housing programs, drawing protests from advocates

Updated 05/19/2017 12:58 PM EDT<p>President Donald Trump's administration will seek to slash spending on affordable housing and community development programs, a plan that housing advocates condemned as "immoral" and a blow to voters who sent him to the White House.<p>The administration is seeking to cut …

Housing

Report: NAACP President To Be Ousted

<i>The New York Times</i> is reporting that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will be ousting their president on Friday.

Conservative POV

Donald Trump is using the same old bullyboy tactics

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to investigate the President and his associates, he imposed on Donald Trump something he has spent a lifetime avoiding -- accountability.<p>In a sober moment, even The Donald might admit he had it coming, though his tweet …

Donald Trump

President Trump Praises Ben Carson after his Visit to the African-American History Museum

BY WALTER OPINDE<p>On 21st February 2017, Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump visited the African-American History and Culture Museum- a National …

Black History

Their Public Housing at the End of Its Life, Residents Ask: What Now?

CAIRO, Ill. — Residents hear mice rustling in the walls at night. Some occupants leave ovens on in the winter, their doors perched open, because furnaces fail. Ceilings droop from water damage, mold creeps across walls, and roaches scramble out of refrigerators.<p>So when federal authorities finally …

Housing

'PACmen' Film Review | Hot Docs 2017

Luke Walker's documentary goes behind the scenes of the Super PACs attempting to make Ben Carson president.<p>Luke Walker’s <i>PACmen</i> features a clip of …

Entertainment