Ben Carson

19 Christmas Present Instagram Captions That Unwrap All The Feels

While Christmas isn't completely about expecting a major come up from under your holiday tree, getting gifts is always exciting. Yes, we are here for …

Christmas

Leadership PACs

Politicians collect money for their own campaigns — we all know that. But many of them also raise a separate pot of money, commonly called a …

Martin O'Malley

Trump Is Preparing to Royally Screw Trump Voters

And old people in general, regardless of their political persuasion.<p>Anyone familiar with the guiding principles of the G.O.P. knows that Republicans strongly believe they were put on earth to cut taxes on the wealthy. But equally important is the notion that, at all times, government spending is …

David Shulkin

How Trump will target the federal safety net

Under the banner of welfare reform, the administration is eyeing changes to health care, food stamps, housing and veterans programs.<p>The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are hoping to make the most sweeping changes to federal safety net programs in a generation, using legislation and …

Politics

For Trump adviser at center of Russia probe, a rapid rise and dramatic fall in his ancestral land

ATHENS — A brass band played, fighter jets streaked the clear blue sky and a red carpet adorned the airport tarmac on the day in May 2016 when Vladimir Putin came to Athens for a visit.<p>“Mr. President, welcome to Greece,” the Greek defense minister, Panos Kammenos, said in Russian as he smiled …

World News

Here's what you can do to help the homeless this holiday season

• <b>Homelessness has increased this year amid worsening affordable housing shortages in certain cities across the US.</b>• <b><br>You can help. Here are four ways you can impact the lives of people living on the streets.</b><p>Walk the streets of virtually any major city in the US and you are likely to encounter people …

U.S. Politics

What Teenagers Are Reading Around the World

The books we read help shape our worldview, perhaps most memorably in our youth. Some of these teenage readers are also writers — one has already …

Culture

When God Talks To Me

I remember the first time I got really manic. I did a lot of crazy things. Perhaps one of the craziest things I did was to go down to the United …

John Kasich

Fair housing advocates: HUD’s rule suspension hurting Connecticut families

CT Mirror<p>Erin Boggs, Founder and Executive Director of Open Communities Alliance<p>In all the furor over Russian election meddling, travel bans, free …

Housing

The Daily Chimp for Sunday, 10 December 2017

<b>The Daily Chimp for Sunday, 10 December 2017</b><p>The 25 most recent front page posts<p><b>P.M. Carpenter</b> | <b>Pondering a post-Mueller world</b><br>In the unsettling …

Liberal View

The Alarming Rise in Homelessness Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

The Department of Housing and Urban Development this week reports that homelessness has ticked up by just under 1 percent, to 553,742 Americans …

Poverty

Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix

BALTIMORE—Keyonta Parnell has had asthma most of his young life, but it wasn’t until his family moved to the 140-year-old house here on Lemmon Street …

Health Care

We Have A Housing Emergency. Here’s How We Face It

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by former brain surgeon and not-qualified-to-run-a-federal-agency Ben Carson, has found itself …

Liberal View

Trump Advisor George Papadopoulos’ Fiancee Contradicts The Administration’s ‘Coffee Boy’ Claims

One of the biggest surprises in the string of indictments and convictions that have stemmed from the investigation into Trump’s ties to Russia was that campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who wasn’t exactly a household name, was revealed to have pled guilty to charges of lying to the FBI in …

News (U.S.)

Roy Moore proves that rampant Islamophobia is completely tolerated in our politics

There is a disturbing imbalance in our reactions to controversies that affect women and comments that marginalize Muslims.<p>Over the past few weeks, …

Liberal View

Trump admin halts plan to shift money from homeless veteran program

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration has abruptly canceled plans to shift dedicated funding away from a program helping the most vulnerable homeless veterans.<p>The Department of Veterans Affairs announced late Wednesday that it would not remove about $460 million in funding from the Veterans …

Politics

FHA to no longer insure new mortgages with PACE loans

The Federal Housing Administration will stop insuring new mortgages on homes with PACE loans, a type of controversial financing used to fund energy-efficient home improvements.<p>The announcement Thursday follows criticism from consumer groups that too many borrowers have taken out unaffordable loans …

Mortgages

Mayor Wheeler takes on Ben Carson over affordable housing

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Mayor Ted Wheeler responded on Wednesday to comments that Housing Secretary Ben Carson made about government involvement in …

Portland, OR

Hospitals aren’t to blame for Baltimore’s asthma problem

Regarding the Dec. 5 Health & Science article “In the shadow of great hospitals, asthma reigns”:<p>The fix to any problem is to address its root cause; the root cause of Baltimore’s high asthma rates is not the greed of its fine hospitals. The article talked about environmental triggers, including …

Opinion

HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

HUD No. 17-111<br>Brian Sullivan<br>(202) 708-0685<p><b>FOR RELEASE</b><br>Thursday<br>December 7, 2017<p><b>FHA TO HALT INSURING MORTGAGES ON HOMES WITH PACE ASSESSMENTS</b><p>WASHINGTON …

Mortgages

Homelessness Is Booming on the West Coast and I'll Give You One Guess Why

For the first time since 2010, the number of homeless people in the US increased this year, according to new estimates from the Department of Housing …

U.S. Secretary of Housing

‘Radical homosexuals?’ Anderson Cooper’s contentious interview with Roy Moore’s spokeswoman, annotated

<i>Anderson Cooper's Wednesday night interview with Roy Moore spokeswoman Janet Porter already had veered beyond the realm of normal political discourse when the CNN anchor posed the following question: “Do you really believe that the judges on the Alabama Court of the Judiciary are radical</i> …

Politics

The Trump administration tried to cut a program for homeless veterans - Salon.com

Following large-scale public opposition, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin backtracked on a plan that would have ended one of the two agency's homelessness projects after the original decision — to stop funding the program — was called "a new low" for President Donald Trump's …

Liberal View

Homelessness Rose In America For First Time Since 2010

Here's how the numbers break down in Massachusetts.<p>For the first time since 2010, homelessness in the U.S climbed over the previous year, and the …

Boston

New program to help those getting federal housing assistance

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says Detroit will help start a new federal program designed to help those receiving housing assistance.<p>Carson visited …

Business

FHA to stop backing green loans often called ‘predatory’

The Federal Housing Administration on Thursday said it would no longer insure mortgages on properties with certain loans criticized by consumer …

Mortgages

Good Morning, News: The Sidewalk Sitting Ban, Tonya Harding, and Ted Wheeler's Tweets to Ben Carson

by Doug BrownGood morning, Portland. Hit these links.First up is this week's feature (pick up a print copy) from Emilly Prado about <b>Portland Ballroom</b>: …

Portland, OR

VA cuts program for homeless vets after touting Trump's commitment

Two days after Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin held a big Washington event to tout the Trump administration’s promise to house all homeless vets, the agency did an about-face, telling advocates it was pulling resources from a major housing program.<p>The VA says it is essentially ending a …

Politics

The media today: Don’t blame the election on fake news. Blame it on the media.

<b>Just after last year’s election</b>, a flurry of criticism alleged that the media treated Hillary Clinton like the next president and Donald Trump like a …

Journalism

To fix NYCHA, de Blasio needs Trump

The enmity between Mayor de Blasio and President Trump can’t be overstated.

Housing