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Carson pledges to fight homelessness amid budget cut plans

Housing Secretary Ben Carson pledged Tuesday to "work toward a time when no family is without a home" — even as the Trump administration seeks sharp budget cuts that critics say would lead to more people living on the streets. "A man will not beat addiction from a gutter, he will not get psychiatric...

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    Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, speaks with Melissa Parris and Carla Neal of St. Vincent de Paul Head Start at the annual Health Homes Community Fair. 

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    Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, shakes hands with Kevin Williams of the Baltimore City Fire Department at the annual Health Homes Community Fair. 

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    Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, visited Baltimore as part of a listening tour around the country. 

  • Ben Carson visits Baltimore

    Ben Carson visits Baltimore

    Dr. Ben Carson, the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, shakes hands with Kevin Williams of the Baltimore City Fire Department at the annual Health Homes Community Fair. Secretary Carson visited Baltimore on Thursday, June 29, 2017 as part of a 'listening tour' around the...

  • Longtime Trump ally defends qualifications for housing job

    A longtime Donald Trump ally named chief of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's regional office in New York and New Jersey is defending her qualifications. The agency announced Monday that Lynne Patton, who served as a personal assistant to Trump's son Eric Trump, had been named...

  • Zirpoli: Trump cabinet qualifications? Loyalty to Trump

    Zirpoli: Trump cabinet qualifications? Loyalty to Trump

    Remember when presidents picked the best and the brightest for important cabinet positions? Gail Collins, writing for The New York Times, gave the honor of "worst cabinet member" of President Donald Trump's administration to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who she said once advocated capital punishment...

  • Carver Center graduate's award-winning book looks at social justice close to home

    Carver Center graduate's award-winning book looks at social justice close to home

    Autumn Burton was floored when she first heard about Free Your Voice, a former Baltimore City high school student's successful campaign to prevent a trash incinerator from being constructed near her neighborhood schools in Curtis Bay. After public outcry against the project, rallied mostly by Curtis...

  • What sort of 'mindset' would cut HUD programs that combat poverty?

    Let's get one thing straight at the outset: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson did not intend to blame poor people for their poverty. He only sounded like he did. "Poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind," the retired neurosurgeon said during a recent interview with his...

  • What sort of 'mindset' would cut HUD programs that combat poverty?

    What sort of 'mindset' would cut HUD programs that combat poverty?

    Let's get one thing straight at the outset: Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson did not intend to blame poor people for their poverty. He only sounded like he did. "Poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind," the retired neurosurgeon said during a recent interview...

  • Ben Carson's out-of-date logic

    Ben Carson's out-of-date logic

    When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that poverty was to a “large extent” only “a state of mind,” he was right, of course, just as pain is only a state of mind. Logic then urges us to conclude that just as there is no need for expensive social help programs, so there is...

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Promising to "rebuild the heart of America's cities," former Gov. Martin O'Malley used an appearance at a meeting of the nation's mayors on Sunday to call for a federal ban on assault weapons and stricter regulations on gun purchases. O'Malley, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president,...

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