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Dear Ben Carson: please stop talking about tablegate

Are there more important stories we could be discussing today than the new office furniture for HUD Secretary Ben Carson? You might be tempted to think so, but what should have remained in the pages of The Onion as one of the dumber stories out of Washington in 2018 is entering new, dangerous territ

HOT AIR - 2018-03-21 14:41:11

Ben Carson: Homeless Transgender People Make Others Uncomfortable

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has defended the removal of training materials for housing providers to prevent LGBT discrimination, arguing that the presence of transgender people in homeless shelters makes others feel uncomfortable. Responding to a question by Illinois Dem

TOWLEROAD - 2018-03-21 14:31:31

Coontastic HUD Secretary Ben Carson Blames Wife For Buying $31K Office Digs

The jokes continue to write themselves for the Trump administration after HUD Secretary Ben Carson found himself at the middle of a matter involving a purchase of $31,000 in office furniture that was widely criticized. During a House committee testimony on Tuesday (Mar. 21), the former brain surgeon

HIPHOPWIRED.COM - 2018-03-21 13:48:11

Jimmy Kimmel: 'Trump Goes Through Cabinet Members Like He Goes Through Cheeseburgers and Aqua Net' (Video)

With all the insanity going on in the White House at the moment, Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday night wanted to remind everyone of one of the funnier under-the-radar stories going on in the Trump Administration: housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson getting in trouble for spending ludicrous am

THEWRAP - 2018-03-21 11:47:05

Ben Carson Blamed That "Excessive" $31,000 Office Purchase On His Wife & Just, No

On Tuesday, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publicly addressed the controversy surrounding the purchase of new furniture for his office. While testifying before the House Appropriations Committee, Secretary Ben Carson blamed the "excessive" $31,000 office purchase on his wife, C

BUSTLE - 2018-03-21 08:34:24

Ben Carson denies any involvement in White House furniture scandal

(YouTube) Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson testified during a budget request hearing on Tuesday and doubled-down on his claim that he was completely unaware of the illegal $31,000 slated for the purchase of new decor for his office. According to the Washington Examiner, Carson t

THEGRIO - 2018-03-21 04:23:33

Ben Carson points the finger at his wife over $31G dining set, claims the old one was a safety hazard

Carson told the committee he "dismissed" himself from the process and left Candy Carson in charge of choosing the furniture.(Alex Wong/Getty Images) Housing Secretary Ben Carson pointed the finger at his wife and cited safety needs for the eye-watering cost of a $31,000 dining set for his office.

NY DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 02:57:42

Quick Takes on the News: Table Talk

Congress was in no mood to table discussion of the table on Tuesday. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, in his first congressional testimony since his now-infamous $31,000 dining room set entered the news, encountered a good deal of skepticism from a House Appropriations panel on in

NATIONALJOURNAL.COM - 2018-03-21 03:00:00

Ben Carson throws wife under the bus: she's responsible for $31K dining set

(YouTube) Ben Carson may have some explaining to do when he gets home tonight. The Housing and Urban Development Secretary has been under fire for his new dining set with a $31,000 price tag. His response? Blame it on his wife. READ MORE: Ben Carson softly condemns Trump's 'sh*thole' remarks during

THEGRIO - 2018-03-21 02:33:49

Ben Carson Blames His Wife For $31,000 Dining Set Purchase For HUD Office

After reports surfaced earlier this month that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spent $31,000 of taxpayer funds on a dining set for his government office, the former Republican presidential candidate said he was "as surprised as anyone to find out" about the lavish purchase. That'

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-03-20 21:55:07

Ben Carson's bad taste lands him before Congress

CSPAN Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, testified before the House oversight committee on Tuesday (20 March) and pled ignorance in the matter of a dining set for his office that cost taxpayers $31,561, placing the blame squarely on his wife, Candy Carson. "I left it to my w

THEARTNEWSPAPER.COM - 2018-03-20 21:44:46

Carson: Reverse Mortgage Changes Have Helped Fight 'Disaster' in Program

Recent changes to the reverse mortgage program are helping to ease the strain on the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson told Congress on Tuesday. "I think it has largely stemmed the tide in terms of the disaster that was occurring there,"

REVERSE MORTGAGE DAILY - 2018-03-20 21:30:43

Ben Carson on $31K Dining Set: I Left Details Up to My Wife

Ben Carson said that he looked at catalogues but the prices were too high Housing Secretary Ben Carson, under fire after his office ordered a $31,000 dining set, told a House panel Tuesday that he left furniture purchasing decisions to his wife. Carson said that he was unaware of the purchase, and c

NBC DALLAS-FORT WORTH - 2018-03-20 20:47:30

Ben Carson blames wife for buying $31K furniture set

HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Tuesday told lawmakers that his wife Candy picked out a set of furniture for his office that came with a whopping $31,000 price tag. "A style and a color was selected by her with the caveat that we were not happy with the pricing and they needed to find something," Carson

NEW YORK POST - 2018-03-20 20:31:40

Carson admits to slow-walking trans guidance for homeless shelters

Ben Carson admitted to slow-walking guidance for transgender access to homeless shelters. (Screenshot via CSPAN) Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson conceded during a congressional hearing Tuesday to having slow-walked the reissuing of guidance on transgender people seeking admittanc

WASHINGTON BLADE - 2018-03-20 20:23:17

Ben Carson Formally Blames Wife for $31,000 Dining Set

On Tuesday, Ben Carson testified before a Congressional hearing that his wife Candy had the final say over the now-infamous $31,000 dining set ordered for his office - but not for decorating purposes. Instead, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development explained that the expensive table, chairs,

YAHOO! - 2018-03-20 19:35:57

Not Loyal! Ben Carson Blames The $31,000 Dining Room Set On His Wife

Talk about not loyal. Ben Carson has been in endless scandals and lawsuits over the past two months. One being nearly $200,00 in office renovations, which included a $31,000 dining room set. First, Carson allegedly knew nothing about the dining room set. Then, it was proved he was a liar after an em

MICHIGAN CHRONICLE - 2018-03-20 19:28:28

Carson defends delay in LGBT homeless protections

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defended his agency's delay in instituting regulations to protect transgender individuals in homeless shelters because "there are some women who said the

CNN - 2018-03-20 17:29:56

Ben Carson Just Used the "Women Be Shopping" Defense at a Congressional Hearing

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson is in a bit of a pickle over having gotten caught ordering a $31,000 dining room set for his HUD office and then lying about it (or rather, letting a spokesman lie for him). On Tuesday he testified before the House Subcommittee on Transportation

SLATE - 2018-03-20 16:59:19

Ben Carson's Team Fired One Of The Few Black Women Who Worked At HUD

At this point, Ben Carson is a national embarrassment. The scandals at the Department of Housing and Urban Development are endless. Last month, he was accused in a lawsuit by Helen Foster of demoting her for not approving extravagant office renovations. Then, Marcus Smallwood, the department's direc

NEWS ONE - 2018-03-20 16:00:17