Tag: Ben Carson

Report: Leaked Emails Show Carson Chose $31,000 Dining Set

The expensive tastes of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson are under renewed scrutiny after leaked emails appeared to show he was personally involved in choosing a wildly expensive furniture set for his office’s dining room—a claim that he previously denied. An email from August seen by CNN, sent by department staffer to Carson’s…

Ben Carson Wins Confirmation As Housing Secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary. The vote was 58-41. Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees and a budget of about $47 billion. Carson has no government or housing policy experience. Despite that, his nomination cleared a Senate committee in January on…

Trump: I Will ‘Destroy’ Johnson Amendment [VIDEO]

After asking prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Apprentice ratings this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast Trump declared that religious freedom is “under threat,” He vowed to repeal an IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment…

Ben Carson Turns Down Trump Cabinet Role

Ben Carson rejected a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, The Hill reported on Tuesday morning. According to the retired neurosurgeon and former Republican primary candidate’s close friend and manager Armstrong Williams, “Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position [in the administration], but everything was open to him.” Ultimately, Williams said, “Dr. Carson feels…

Ben Carson: Can you turn her mic off please? Turn her mic off so I can talk

Ben Carson went off the rails Friday morning while defending the Republican presidential nominee to MSNBC’s Morning Joe. When panelist Katty Kay questioned him about whether he believes the various women who’ve accused Trump of sexual assault are “liars,” Carson demanded her microphone be shut off and blamed “you people in the media” for trying…

Carson: I’ll Be in Donald Trump’s Administration

Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Newsmax that he will work in Donald Trump’s administration should he become the president. “I do believe, and certainly in my discussions with Donald Trump, he does love America and he does want to be successful. He will surround himself with very good people,” Carson said, promising that…

Ben Carson Endorses Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Former presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner confirmed during CNN’s GOP debate Thursday night. Carson dropped out of the GOP race last week after failing to win a single primary. Trump held a press conference announcing the endorsement on Friday at 9 a.m. ET at the Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach,…

Trump & Clinton Win Big on Super Tuesday

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up a series of wins on Tuesday, as the two presidential front-runners took a step toward capturing their parties’ nominations on the 2016 campaign’s biggest day of state-by-state primary contests. Trump and Clinton turned their sights on each other after their Super Tuesday wins, with Trump promising…

Voters Head To Super Tuesday Polls [VIDEO]

Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and a host of states in between were heading to polling places and caucus sites on the busiest day of the 2016 primaries. The contests come at a turbulent moment for Republicans as they grapple with the prospect of Trump becoming the party’s nominee. Rivals Marco…

GOP Nevada Caucuses Live Today Republicans

Today is voting day for Republicans in Nevada. Donald Trump will face his rivals in Nevada’s Republican caucuses this Tuesday after his own S.C. victory over the weekend. The Nevada GOP offers 30 delegates. You can watch the LIVE STREAM HERE Ivanka Trump shows how to caucus for his dad Donald Trump.

Trump Town Hall Event Tonight & Tomorrow With Anderson Cooper

CNN appointed Anderson Cooper to moderate two primetime GOP town halls in South Carolina starring all six remaining candidates. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are scheduled for Wednesday, with Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich set to appear Thursday at 8 p.m.…

Colbert Taunts Trump’s Iowa Fail LOL [VIDEO]

Colbert started reporting that Democrat Hillary Clinton ended up beating Bernie Sanders by “three-tenths of one percent, or as it’s known in Iowa, Carl.” And on top of that, Clinton won six out of six tiebreaker coin tosses. “With that kind of coin-flipping prowess, forget the Democrats. The Broncos should draft Hillary for the Super…

GOP Debate – Nothing Changes Trump Still #1 [VIDEO]

You can watch the DEBATE LIVE STREAM HERE. CNN has released the lineup of the nine GOP candidates who will appear in the final Republican primary debate of 2015. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, Rand Paul, and Chris Christie will all stand on the prime-time stage…

Ben Carson Plummets in National Poll [VIDEO]

Ben Carson slid to a third-place tie in a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, after pulling to a virtual tie with Donald Trump last month. Among national Republican voters, Sen. Marco Rubio moved into second place with 17 percent, and Sen. Ted Cruz tied Carson at 16 percent. Trump maintained his lead, moving up 3 percentage…

Trump On Top, Carson Slips, Cruz And Rubio Rise In New Poll [VIDEO]

GOP front-runner Donald Trump widens his lead in the nomination race, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz threaten to overtake Ben Carson for the number two spot. Those four once again constitute the top tier in the latest Fox News national poll on the 2016 election. In addition, Rubio joins Carson as the only candidates…

Batshit Ben Carson Compares Refugees to “Rabid Dogs” [VIDEO]

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Thursday likened refugees fleeing violence in Syria to “rabid dogs,” and said that allowing them into the United States would put Americans at risk. “If there is a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,” Carson, a front-runner in…

More Lies From Carson: Fabricated West Point scholarship [VIDEO]

More lies have surfaced regarding Ben Carson and his tall tails of a violent past. This time is he admits fabricating a West Point scholarship. Carson’s campaign on Friday conceded that a central point in his inspirational personal story did not occur as he previously described. A central point in his inspirational personal story was…

Watch Carson On CNN Full Interview VIDEO

Ben Carson hit back at CNN’s reporting into his past as a “bunch of lies” in a combative interview on Friday, strengthening his defense of his violent past that the media have thus far been unable to corroborate. “This is a bunch of lies, that is what it is,” Carson said on CNN’s “New Day”…

MSNBC Makes Three Separate Errors In One Graphic

MSNBC aired a graphic during All In w/ Chris Hayes showing the results of a recent Quinnipiac poll that was kind of worng. 1.The bar representing Donald Trump‘s polling numbers has Ben Carson‘s head next to it. 2.Meanwhile, Carson’s numbers are represented with Trump’s head. 3.While Ted Cruz‘s polling numbers are accurately represented with Cruz’s…

CNN Digs Into Carson History Of Childhood Violence Discover No Proof

Ben Carson‘s claims that he violently attacked his classmates, are not true according to a CNN investigation they could find no corroborating evidence that the incidents occurred. In his book Gifted Hands and in later interviews, Carson recounts how he used to have a violent temper as a child. In separate incidents, he describes trying…

Murdoch Wants a ‘Real Black President’ [VIDEO]

Rupert Murdoch tweeted that Ben Carson would make a good president in a peculiar way Wednesday night. “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide? And much else,” he wrote, suggesting that President Obama is not that. The media mogul’s comments sparked a firestorm online,…

Trevor Noah: Someone Give A Red Bull To Ben Carson [VIDEO]

“How can you stand this guy,” Noah said. “Chastising victims of a shooting for what you assume was their cowardice is what most normal candidates would consider a gaff. But I will admit, Ben Carson does practice what he preaches, because even though the media kept taking shots at him, he kept charging into those…

Trevor Noah Mocks Ben Carson-Kanye West [VIDEO]

Daily Show new host Trevor Noah took on what he called the latest political “panderdemic” on Tuesday, saying that neither Ben Carson nor rapper Kanye West know who they’re trying to win over by gushing over one another. “Kanye, man, do your research — you can’t just look for the black guy,” Noah said. “You’re…

Sanders Slams Carson for Muslim Remarks

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Republican candidate Ben Carson for his comments on Meet the Press that it would be a mistake to elect a Muslim president. “You know, this is the year 2015,” Sanders said at his campaign office in New Hampshire. “You judge candidates for president not on their religion, not…

Rick Perry Misses Cut for First 2016 Debate [VIDEO]

Fox News has announced the 10 participants in Thursday night’s first GOP presidential debate: Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich were chosen for the two-hour debate based on their performance in the five most recent national polls. Texas Gov. Rick…

Ben Carson & Carly Fiorina Announce 2016 Presidential Bids [VIDEO]

The Republican Party has no shortage of presidential candidates! On Monday, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy. She’s not the only one, though—Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, confirmed that he will be announcing his candidacy this morning at a rally in Detroit. In addition to Fiorina and Carson, Senators Ted Cruz, Rand…