Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was so moved by the people who approached him at an airport to thank him for his service and say they were sorry to see him go that he decided to clarify matters in a Facebook post with a bold headline: “I AM NOT LEAVING!”
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing more federal resources to struggling neighborhoods — an initiative hailed by the pastor of an East Baltimore church who was among the few Marylanders appearing at the event with the president.
Carson's story of climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration has added a complicated epilogue.
President Trump loves to bask in the admiration of his supporters in campaign-style rallies. At his latest rally the crowd broke into his campaign chant of "Drain the swamp." Now that is a cause I can support.
Ben Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told a House committee Tuesday that he left the decision over furnishing his office to his wife and denied knowledge of a plan to purchase a $31,000 dining room set that has since become controversial.
Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Baltimore Friday for tour of an addiction recovery facility as part of President Trump's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein faced a barrage of questions from Democratic senators Tuesday about how he would handle investigations into Russian meddling in last year's election if he is confirmed to serve as the No. 2 official at Department of Justice.
With nuts, neophytes and revisionists running the Trump asylum, one might wonder why 70 or so presidents, chancellors and advocates for historically black colleges and universities — HBCUs — accepted a "getting-to-know-you" White House invitation. The president had promised to "do more for HBCUs than any other president has done before." So, gingerly suspending doubts, they, like the educator Booker T. Washington more than a century before, sought seats at the table of power to bring
Retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson appeared poised to be confirmed as the nation's next Housing secretary after breezing through a confirmation hearing on Thursday and largely avoiding difficult questions about the agency he hopes to oversee.
In a year of political uncertainty, when conventional wisdom was tossed aside, Maryland voters did exactly what the polls and prognosticators predicted months before the election: They reaffirmed the state as among the most Democratic in the nation.
The Obama administration has directed $110 million in new funding to Baltimore since last year's riots, according to a report to be released today by a White House task force that is winding down as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office.
Dr. Ben Carson, who cites having grown up in an inner city as his relevant experience for the top job at the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, should look to those cities — Baltimore in particular — as experts in urban policy, especially around the issue of homelessness.
Dr. Ben Carson, the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, appears to be well positioned for confirmation when the Republican-led Senate convenes in January.
Advocates for low-income housing voiced concern Monday about President-elect Donald Trump's decision to tap Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who has little experience with housing policy.