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  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to the National Archives of the United States with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson

    06/18/2020 6:20:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | White House, FLOTUS, Ben Carson
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, visited the National Archives of the United States to view the Emancipation Proclamation and the Charters of Freedom.  David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States and Maureen MacDonald, Special Assistant to the Archivist, joined Mrs. Trump and Secretary Carson during the tour and provided details on the significance of the National Archives and its historic records.The First Lady and Secretary Carson began their visit in the Rotunda to view the three founding documents of America that constitute the Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence,...
  • HUD secretary says he'll 'work' Trump on

    06/15/2020 10:22:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    newsday ^ | June 15, 2020 | Kevin Freking
    The lone African American member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet said Monday he would “work” the president on the issue of athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, though Trump has shown no signs of softening, tweeting over the weekend that he would not watch soccer or football if players don't stand for the national anthem. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said he believes that players are kneeling to protest police brutality, not because they disrespect the flag. He added that players need to make that clear.
  • 'Fairly Infantile': Stacey Abrams Slimes Ben Carson Saying Society Shouldn't Get Offended at Everything

    06/14/2020 5:39:02 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    my Twitter feed ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    George Stephanopoulos asks Ben Carson whether it's appropriate for President Trump to give his RNC acceptance speech on August 27th in Jacksonville, given that date is the 60th anniversary of "Ax Handle Saturday" in that city, in which KKK members beat a largely black group of civil rights protesters. Carson says that we need to "grow up" and stop being offended by everything. Invited to comment, Stacey Abrams calls Ben Carson's comment "fairly infantile." View the video at the link.
  • The anti-quarantine protests seem spontaneous. But behind the scenes, a powerful network is helping

    04/22/2020 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    The Washington Post via SFGate ^ | April 22, 2020 | by Isaac Stanley-Becker and Tony Romm
    The ads on Facebook sounded populist and passionate: "The people are rising up against these insane shutdowns," they said. "We're fighting back to demand that our elected officials reopen America." But the posts, funded by an initiative called "Convention of States," were not the product of a grass-roots uprising alone. Instead, they represented one salvo in a wide-ranging and well-financed conservative campaign to undermine restrictions that medical experts say are necessary to contain the coronavirus - but that protesters call overkill and whose economic fallout could damage President Trump's political prospects. A network of right-leaning individuals and groups, aided by...
  • ‘Can’t Operate Out Of Hysteria’: Dr. Carson Says ’98 Percent’ Of Coronavirus Infected Will Recover

    04/11/2020 6:45:40 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 86 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | April 10 2020 | Eric A Blair
    Dr. Ben Carson says there is not enough attention being paid to the “number of people who have recovered” from coronavirus, noting that the number “is going to be about 98 percent of all the people who get it.” Carson, a pediatric neurosurgeon who serves as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), also said the one-quarter to fully one-half of all people who will get SARS-CoV-2 will show no symptoms at all. “You probably do know someone that has it, you may have it, who knows?” Carson told Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Thursday. “But people have been...
  • Today's Great Black Dilemma

    03/11/2020 5:01:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2020 | Star Parker
    I was proud recently when Marc Little, chairman of my organization, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, stood behind President Donald Trump at a White House event for Black History Month and prayed for him. Then a parade of black liberals did their thing in the media to try to deflate and devalue this important event. Their actions help us understand why so little progress has been made after more than half a century of civil rights activism. CNNs Keith Boykin called the black Christians grouped around the president "Uncle Toms." Chris Redd of "Saturday Night Live" called them...
  • Vice President Pence and Secretary Azar Add Key Administration Officials to the Coronavirus Task Force

    03/02/2020 9:16:01 AM PST · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | March 1, 2020 | White House
    Today, Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced the addition of the following individuals to the President’s Coronavirus Task Force: Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentDr. Stephen Hahn, Commissioner of Food and DrugsKelvin Droegemeier, Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy  Last week, the Vice President announced the addition of Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, and Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx to the task force. Additional members can be found here.  
  • Trump Jr Claps Back at Claire McCaskill for Accusing Campaign of Using Ben Carson

    02/04/2020 2:37:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is getting plenty of heat for tweeting her awful interpretation about why Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was squatting in the aisle of President Trump's plane on Tuesday. According to the Democrat, the Trump campaign was trying to use Carson as their token black surrogate. Claire McCaskill âś”@clairecmc One of these things is not like the others. Hint: they made him squat in the aisle so he was visible. 4,138 10:47 AM - Feb 4, 2020 If McCaskill didn't regret her hot take after the first round of backlash, she sure did after...
  • LA Mayor Garcetti huddles with Trump team for HOMELESS help

    01/24/2020 1:55:15 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    The Patch - SoCal ^ | Jan 24, 2020 | City News Service
    LOS ANGELES, CA -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he hopes to reach a preliminary agreement with the Trump administration on a joint plan to help combat the city's swelling homelessness crisis when he meets with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson Friday, it was reported. Garcetti said Thursday a final deal was still days or weeks away but expressed optimism that the two sides were making progress toward an agreement to provide federal resources, including land, to augment local efforts to erect more shelter space for people living on the streets, the Los Angeles Times reported...
  • HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation

    01/07/2020 11:46:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2020 | Juliet Linderman and Hope Yen
    The Trump administration took steps Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing, saying local governments have been overburdened by the requirements. The proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development rule would redefine fair housing standards to place more emphasis on improving housing choice rather than reducing discrimination. It would reduce regulatory burdens and eliminate the assessment tool used to map racial segregation under the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. According to HUD, simplifying the process for cities to meet fair housing requirements would help them meet their...
  • Ben Carson on California homelessness: Local governments must take responsibility

    12/30/2019 11:10:41 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox Business ^ | December 30 2019 | Thomas Barrabi
    U.S. Housing and Development Secretary Ben Carson called Monday for lawmakers in California and other states contending with long-term homelessness to set aside politics and step up their efforts to combat the crisis. The Trump administration has traded barbs with local politicians in California and New York in recent weeks over widespread homelessness in the states. Carson was critical of California’s response to the crisis during an appearance on an interview with FOX Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” arguing that a 16.4 percent increase in homelessness within the state have driven up the national average by more than two percent,...
  • Pro-life group gives Trump ‘Courageous Witness for Life’ Award

    12/12/2019 6:17:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Dec, 12, 2019, | Michael Gryboski, Christian Post Reporter
    A prominent pro-life group has bestowed upon President Donald Trump an award for his efforts to advance anti-abortion efforts. The Hosea Initiative officially awarded President Trump their first Bernard N. Nathanson, MD "Courageous Witness for Life" Award at their gala in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. The award was named after a medical professional who founded the National Abortion Rights Action League in 1969, but later became an outspoken pro-life activist. Terry Beatley, founder and president of Hosea Initiative, told those gathered at the gala that Trump was receiving the award because he had the “courage” to stand for “the right...
  • Papadolopous on Ingraham Last Night

    12/11/2019 9:33:18 AM PST · by paul in cape · 48 replies
    general | 12/12/19 | self
    I don't know if this qualifies as a "bombshell" or not, but George Papadopolous last night said that he was being spied on BEFORE he joined the Trump Campaign. He stated that it started when he was working for Ben Carson. If this is true, must we not expect that Obama was spying on ALL ogf the candidates, not just Trump?
  • Maxine Waters: Ben Carson doesn't have the intelligence to be HUD secretary

    11/26/2019 8:11:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    How on earth is Maxine Waters able to judge the intelligence of Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned surgeon who invented new surgical procedures while a professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, at the very top of prestige and accomplishment in academic medicine? Yet the arrogant House member from Los Angeles, who somehow, on the basis of a political career, manages to live in a multimillion-dollar house in one of the fanciest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, denigrates the intelligence of one of the greatest medical innovators in the country and world. You can watch for yourself as Waters criticizes the intelligence...
  • Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of ‘shamelessness,’ lacking ‘basic manners’ in letter

    11/20/2019 12:26:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/2019 | Brie Stimson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday accused Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of lacking “basic manners” over a letter she sent to President Trump last month saying his “shamelessness knows no bounds," according to a report. Waters’ Oct. 28 letter demanded answers about the administration’s potential plan to push homeless Californians off the street and out of homeless camps, Politico reported. “Shamelessness," Carson wrote, "is a career politician of 30 years laying blame. Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he said about her district in South Los Angeles County....
  • Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of ‘shamelessness,’ lacking ‘basic manners’ in letter

    11/20/2019 7:11:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/2019 | Brie Stimson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday accused Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of lacking “basic manners” over a letter she sent to President Trump last month saying his “shamelessness knows no bounds,” according to a report. Waters’ Oct. 28 letter demanded answers about the administration’s potential plan to push homeless Californians off the street and out of homeless camps, Politico reported. “Shamelessness,” Carson wrote, “is a career politician of 30 years laying blame. Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he said about her district in South Los Angeles County....
  • Cruz: Rich Do Fine with Big Govt, GOP Must Help the Working Poor

    07/20/2014 3:07:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 08:07 AM | Todd Beamon and Elliot Jager
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz on Saturday said that to resurrect America's greatness it was necessary to revive the economy, defend the Constitution, and restore America's place in the world arena. Appearing at the conference themed "America at Its Best," Cruz told more than 3,000 attendees to the Western Conservative Summit in Denver that "the single biggest lie" is that Republicans are the party of the rich. "The rich have done fine with big government," he said. The ones most hurt by big government are those who are struggling. The event, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Centennial Institute,...
  • Secretary Ben Carson: America's Dr. Politically Incorrect

    10/25/2019 7:08:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 25, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    "This whole concept of political correctness ... it's going to destroy our nation." That was the no-nonsense response of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) earlier this week. Wexton was trying for a "gotcha" moment in a congressional hearing when she asked Dr. Carson if he would "apologize" for being quoted for expressing concern over "big, hairy men" trying to gain entry into an Alaska women's homeless shelter. I could not have said it better. On yesterday's edition of Washington Watch, Dr. Carson – or Dr. Politically Incorrect as I've called him -...
  • Carson’s latest answer on Puerto Rico aid not much better than the first

    10/23/2019 3:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Over the weekend, we looked at allegations that HUD had broken the law by not kicking off disaster relief fund disbursement for Puerto Rico in a timely fashion following Hurricane Maria. HUD officials offered some reasons why they didn’t meet the deadline, but none of them seemed to be particularly persuasive under the circumstances.At the time I noted that the press (and their friends, the Democrats) would likely take this opportunity to go after HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who has long been a target to tag some sort of scandal on. As the old saying goes… that didn’t take long....
  • Ben Carson Under Fire For Common Sense Transgender Observations

    09/21/2019 7:18:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Now we have some Democrats calling for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson to resign. I know what you’re probably thinking. Anyone who’s been following American politics at all for the last three years knows that Democrats calling for someone in the Trump administration to resign basically means it’s another day ending in a Y. But this dust-up has at least a bit of a twist to it.During a HUD staff meeting in San Francisco, Carson was addressing the staff and dropped a comment regarding transgender individuals. He included the phrase “big hairy men” entering women’s shelters...