Tag: housing and urban development

Ben Carson Reportedly Speaks of ‘Big, Hairy Men’ Entering Women’s Bathrooms in Comments Called Transphobic

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty) Ben Carson invoked tropes of “big, hairy men” invading women’s bathrooms in shelters and mourned a past when there were “just women and just men” in comments at least three staffers present while he was speaking took offense to as transphobic commentary. That’s according to the Washington Post, which reports that […]

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Ben Carson Is Officially Off the Hook for Ordering $31,000 Dining Room Set for His Office Suite

Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) More than a year after Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson indulged in a $31,000 dining room set for his secretarial suite—more than six times the $5,000 legal limit for office redecorating—the HUD inspector general has cleared Carson of any wrongdoing. A report summarizing the investigation was obtained by the […]

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Kamala Harris and AOC Introduce Legislation That Protects Formerly Incarcerated People Against Federal Housing Discrimination

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) speaks during a television interview after the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019, in Miami.Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is introducing a bill Wednesday with freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) that aims to protect people […]

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He’s Baack: Trump Appointee Who Quit Consumer Watchdog Agency After Racial Backlash Gets New Government Job at HUD

Donald Trump. Trump appointee Eric Blankenstein’s new job at HUD weeks after he quit the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau following a backlash over racially charged blogs he wrote is causing new outrage.Photo: Getty Apparently, when it comes to the Trump administration, a racially charged past is no bar to being able to stay employed from […]

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