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Ben Carson Is Wrong: Cutting Housing Benefits Won’t Make People More ‘Self-Sufficient’

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Van Jones Gets Taste Of Ben Carson Treatment After Siding With Trump On Just ONE ISSUE

Though Jones disagrees with Trump on almost everything, he does see eye-to-eye with him and his son-in-law Jared Kusher on the need for changes to the criminal justice system. So when the White House offered the left-wing political commentator a chance to work with the Trump administration and GOP-l

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Ben Carson - WWJDW

Here is comedian Nathan Timmel’s weekly rantWhat Would Jesus Do Wednesday.I’ve noticed that much (all?) of WWJDW has been centered around white people. Or, if we’re being politically correct, “Honkey-Americans.”Well, no more.Today, we praise one of Jesus’ most loving sons: Ben Carson.First off, let’

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Ben Carson's huge cut to housing aid won't increase self-sufficiency

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has been inaccurately describing his proposals to cut housing benefits through rent increases, rigid work requirements, andde factotime limits for low income families. He has also offered an ever-changing rationale for these harmful policy changes.

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Doubles Down on Dismantling Obama-Era Fair-Housing Policies - American Renaissance

The tool, developed during the Obama administration, was meant to help communities comply with a little-enforced provision of the 1968 Fair Housing Act that compelled local governments to use federal dollars to end residential segregation.

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Ben Carson Has More Compassion For The Opioid Epidemic Than People In Low-Income Housing

This weekend, instead of his doing job and creating fair housing for all Americans,Ben Carsondecided to tour two West Virginia drug rehabilitation facilities that are grappling with the opioid crisis.

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We Hear You: Ben Carson, Cory Booker, California, and Gun Control

Dear Daily Signal:Thank you for Genevieve Wood’s interview with Dr. Ben Carson (“Exclusive Interview: Ben Carson on Draining the Swamp, Fighting Poverty, and Kanye West“). He is the right man for the job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he is getting things accomplished. This

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BOOM! HUD Secretary Ben Carson strikes fatal blow to Obama-era rule

Dr. Ben Carson, the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development just took the ax to the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing tool. This tool was written to enforce a 1968 Fair Housing Act that requires cities to proactively address disparities suffered by protected groups. As

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Ben Carson addresses graduates at Liberty University's College of Osteopathic Medicine

“It’s so important to be a holistic healer, a person who looks at the entirety of the individual: the soul, the brain, the body, and to treat people the way you would like to be treated, not as the colon cancer, or the emphysema, or some other disease,” Carson told graduates.

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Ben Carson strikes critical blow to Obama fair-housing rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has undone a key element of the Obama-era fair housing rule, saying that it hurt local governments rather than helping them lessen inequities.The agency, led by Ben Carson, announced Friday evening that it was withdrawing the assessment tool by which c

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Ben Carson, lieutenant in Trump's war on the poor

Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work.So, meet Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson — a quiet but bloodstained commandant in General Trump’s relentless war against poverty-stricken Americans.Carson is loyally serving the extreme right wing’s ideological crus

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Former Uber Driver Is Now Ben Carson’s Chief Of Staff At HUD

Any person with a functioning brain knows thatBen Carsonis seriously unqualified to be the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This could explain why the office has been in shambles since Carson’s dystopian arrival. From his family’s alleged involvement to a proposal

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Ben Carson's Affordable Housing Act Is A Direct Attack On America's Poor

by Kate HarvestonAffordable housing has always been a target for the GOP, since the golden days of Ronald Reagan, and hisfamous “welfare queen” speechesduring his 1976 presidential campaign. Something in this image — widowed or unmarried women living luxuriously off welfare fraud — resonated with th

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Ben Carson tours Recovery Point in Charleston

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development toured Recovery Point Monday morning in Charleston.Representatives Evan Jenkins and Alex Mooney joined him at the drug rehabilitation center, according to a news release.Recovery Point programs use a social model of l

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Setting the Record Straight on Secretary Carson’s Proposals to Cut Housing Benefits

NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel published an op-ed today that sets the record straight about HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s proposals to cut housing benefits, and his ever-changing rationale for them.The op-ed “Ben Carson's huge cut to housing aid won't increase self-sufficiency” can be found at:Se

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New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against theDepartment of Housing and Urban Developmentand HUD Secretary Ben Carson over the Trump administrationrecently moving to delaya controversial Obama-era fair housing rule.Earlier this year, HUD announced that it intended to delay theAffirmat

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Opinion | Ben Carson vs. the Fair Housing Act

The contempt of the housing and urban development secretary, Ben Carson, for the Fair Housing Act of 1968 has blinded him to policies that are in the nation’s best interest, and made him a prime target for lawsuits and court intervention. Last year, for example, the Federal District Court in Washing

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Carson Pulls Tool Used by Officials to Identify Segregation

In response to the suit, said one of the plaintiffs, HUD Secretary Ben Carson is attempting to challenge anti-segregation efforts in a new way.

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Ben Carson Is Getting Sued For Suspending A Fair Housing Rule Obama Enacted To Help Examine Desegregation In Communities

Carson suspended AFFH, and now housing advocates have filed a legal complaint against Carson and HUD for that suspension, theWashington Postreports. The complaint was filed on behalf of National Fair Housing Alliance, the Texas Low Income Housing Information Service and Texas Appleseed, according to

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Groups sue Ben Carson over delay of anti-segregation rule

WASHINGTON — A group of advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson, over his decision to delay an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation.

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