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Ben Carson

  1. ‘Political Incorrectness’ Is Just ‘Political Correctness’ for ConservativesA GOP gubernatorial candidate has learned an important lesson from Trump: Being offensive is now an ideological imperative for conservatives.
  2. GOP Primary Loser Chided for Not Getting Over Smears Like Trump’s Rivals DidIf Lyin’ Ted Cruz and “nutjob” Lindsey Graham could forgive Trump, other Republicans should grin and bear it, too.
  3. Ben Carson Wants to Triple Poor People’s RentThe best you can say about the administration’s new public-housing initiative is that no one really expects it to be enacted.
  4. Ben Carson Might Be Next on Trump’s Chopping BlockThe president is reportedly considering parting ways with his Housing Secretary, and multiple other high-ranking administration officials.
  5. testify
    Ben Carson Formally Blames Wife for $31,000 Dining SetHe also testified that she picked it out for safety purposes.
  6. Ben Carson Offers Worst Excuse Ever for Buying Expensive Dining SetActually, a couple of bad ones.
  7. the national interest
    John Kelly: Ben Carson Would Be Crazy NOT to Buy That $31,000 TableThe Trump administration is really thinking about the long-term fiscal needs of the American people.
  8. incriminating evidence
    We Finally Know Who Picked Out Ben Carson’s $31,000 Dining SetWe have the receipts.
  9. money
    Ben Carson Is Trying to Cancel His $31,000 Dining Set OrderSorry. He’s sorry. He’s trying to remove it.
  10. last night on late night
    Late Night Blasts Ben Carson’s $31,000 HUD Office Dining Set“Does Ben Carson think a good chair costs $5,000? This guy would be the worst Price Is Right contestant.”
  11. power
    The Housing Department Spent an Obscene Amount on Ben Carson’s Dining Room SetWhile the secretary was busy planning cuts for poor people.
  12. Ben Carson’s HUD Spent $31,000 on a Dining-Room Set for His OfficeThe Housing secretary needs to dine in style, while planning $9 billion in cuts on shelter for the poor.
  13. HUD Official Says She Was Demoted for Not Making Ben Carson’s Office Fancier“$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair” could be a mantra for the Trump era in Washington.
  14. the new versailles
    Official Says She Was Demoted for Denying Ben Carson More Than $5,000 in ChairsBen Carson prefers very fancy chairs.
  15. Alabama GOP Senate Preview: A Strange Struggle in a Pro-Trump StateDonald Trump went to Alabama to pull his candidate across the finish line to victory in a GOP Senate runoff. But it’s not looking good for Big Luther.
  16. Seth Meyers Checks in on HUD Secretary/Dismantler Ben Carson on ‘Late […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, where Seth Meyers devotes his “The Check In” segment to former presidential candidate and current […]
  17. feature
    Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?A long-harbored conservative dream — the “dismantling of the administrative state” — is taking place under Secretary Carson.
  18. Could the Grenfell Tower Disaster Happen in New York?Don’t be complacent: High-rise building failures are never accidents, and contempt for the poor is global.
  19. the brain
    Growing Up Poor Sparks a ‘Vicious Cycle’ in a Child’s Brain“This is not some liberal bullsh*t.”
  20. Ben Carson Says Poverty Is ‘a State of Mind’Malnutrition is just a mind-set. Homelessness is where the heart is.
  21. Ben Carson Makes HUD Employees Take the ‘Niceness Pledge’The new HUD secretary treats his department to a lecture on the human brain, the power of “niceness,” slavery, and the virtues of small government.
  22. Ben Carson Wins Confirmation As Trump’s HUD SecretaryFinally, the U.S. has a neurosurgeon leading the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  23. HUD Official Hears ‘You’re Fired’ After Trump Criticism SurfacesShermichael Singleton was preparing for confirmation by Ben Carson, whose campaign he had previously worked on.
  24. Elizabeth Warren Grilled Ben Carson on Trump Conflicts of InterestShe skillfully put the nominee on the spot about the possibility that Trump might personally benefit from HUD programs.
  25. last night on late night
    Seth Meyers Crammed a Year of Insane Politics Into One Closer Look SegmentFeaturing Ben Carson’s journey from closet to cabinet.
  26. Trump Is Using Cabinet Picks to Wage War on the Executive BranchHe is setting records in how many people he’s appointing who don’t believe in the core missions of the agencies they will run.
  27. Turns Out Ben Carson Never Lived in Public HousingSupporters had cited that as a reason he would be a good HUD Secretary.
  28. the national interest
    Ben Carson May Be the Perfect Trump HUD SecretaryIt all depends on what kind of qualifications Trump wants.
  29. Ben Carson Is Trump’s Pick for HUD Secretary, for Some Terrible ReasonCarson is a retired neurosurgeon — with no experience in urban development — who declared himself unqualified to run a federal agency last week.
  30. Dr. Ben Carson Confirms He Was Offered HUD Secretary, Explains QualificationsBasically, he grew up in a city.
  31. today in donald trump
    Ben Carson, World’s Worst Surrogate, Wants Trump to Apologize for BirtherismThe candidate — who’s never acknowledged that President Obama is American — has repeatedly refused to talk about the issue.
  32. This Is Why Ben Carson Was Talking About Lucifer at the RNCThe devilish plot he invokes is a common right-wing conspiracy theory, but it’s one never heard from the podium of a national political convention.
  33. Ben Carson May Be Planning an Intervention For Twitter-Addict Donald TrumpHe knows that it’s a problem,” Carson said of Trump’s tweeting. “And the first part of solving the problem is recognizing that it exists.”
  34. early and awkward
    Ben Carson Says Trump ‘Has Some Major Defects’There is a humility issue there that could perhaps use some polishing.”
  35. early and awkward
    Carson Is Fine With Trump Calling Him a MolesterCarson takes a dangerous ride on the Straight Talk Express.
  36. early and awkward
    Carson Admits He’s Not the Biggest Trump FanHe wishes there were some other option, but how bad could the Trump administration be?
  37. Carson and Trump: An Alliance Built on a Mutual Hatred of Political CorrectnessThere’s more to Carson’s affinity with Trump than hostility at Ted Cruz’s “dirty tricks.”
  38. early and often
    Ben Carson to Endorse Donald TrumpPlot twist.
  39. roll clip!
    Say Bye to Carson With the Daily Show’s TributeR.I.P.?
  40. farewells
    Ben Carson Officially Suspends His Presidential CampaignHe will now go chair a Christian voter-outreach organization.
  41. Ben Carson Says He ‘Does Not See a Path Forward,’ Will Skip Next GOP DebateCarson’s downward spiral continues.
  42. Trump Needs Ben Carson to Add Balance to GOP Ticket, Says Carson’s Super-PacIs Trump-Carson the Republican Party’s only hope?
  43. Ben Carson Says Obama Was ‘Raised White’The claim that he identifies with the experience of black Americans is a bit of a stretch.”
  44. Donald Trump Wins South CarolinaSouth Carolina wants to make America great again.
  45. Jeb Bush: 4th Place in South Carolina Is a WinFor Establishment Republicans, elections aren’t about winning and losing, but about how you play the expectations game.
  46. last night on late night
    Stephen Colbert Ben Carsons Himself on Late ShowOh, it just goes on forever!
  47. Ben Carson’s Weird Vendetta Against Ted CruzDoes the good doctor really think rumor-mongering from Team Cruz robbed him of victory in Iowa?
  48. interesting thoughts
    Low-Information Candidate Worried About Low-Information VotersThey don’t have a clue what you’re talking about, and yet these are people who vote” — something Ben Carson actually said.
  49. early and often
    Ben Carson Eyed for House Speaker, Despite Lack of Experience, Speaking SkillsHe decided to pretend to run for president instead.
  50. Ben Carson Asks Crowd of 5th-Graders to Point Out Dumbest Kid in ClassSurprise: They all pointed to one student.
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