Ben Carson didn’t live in public housing

As politicians squabbled over Ben Carson’s qualifications for secretary of Housing and Urban Development, one story surfaced about the retired neurosurgeon’s upbringing. One of Carson’s biggest strengths, some argued, is that he lived in the very public housing projects he would be overseeing if confirmed to lead the department under Donald Trump’s administration. The president-elect tapped his former primary rival […]

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Ben Carson plans to endorse Trump

Conservative favorite Ben Carson, who recently suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, plans to endorse Donald Trump on Friday morning, according to two people familiar with his thinking. The endorsement, perhaps the most high-profile nod for Trump since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed him, was finalized Thursday morning when Carson met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, the luxury […]

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Ben Carson tells supporters he sees no ‘path forward’ for presidential campaign

Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who briefly led the Republican presidential race before his campaign began an extended public implosion, told his supporters in a statement Wednesday afternoon that he does not see a “path forward” and will not attend Thursday’s debate in Detroit. Carson, however, did not formally suspend his campaign. Instead, he said in the statement that he […]

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Top Carson staffers resign

Ben Carson’s top aides have resigned, casting the retired neurosurgeon’s campaign into chaos just a month before the Iowa caucuses. Carson’s communications director Doug Watts told The Hill in a statement that he and campaign manager Barry Bennett will step aside. “Barry Bennett and I have resigned from the Carson campaign effective immediately,” Watts said. “We respect the candidate and […]

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Carson struggles under heightened scrutiny

Ben Carson is struggling to deal with the increased scrutiny that has come with his run atop the polls. After spending weeks beating back questions over the veracity of his inspirational back-story, Carson has floundered on the issue of national defense, as the complicated fight against global terror has taken center stage after last week’s attacks in Paris. Meanwhile, Carson’s […]

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Carson promises to release documents on China, Syria

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is promising to release documents he says will prove his claim that China is involved in Syria’s civil war. The Obama administration and foreign policy experts maintain that there is no evidence for Carson’s statement. Carson says on Friday that he’s “surprised my sources are better than theirs.” Carson says he would share his documentation […]

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Fiorina defends Carson after Trump’s ‘child molester’ attack

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina fired back at Donald Trump on Thursday, after the billionaire real estate mogul likened Ben Carson’s “pathological” temper as a young man to the mental issues of a child molester. “Donald, sorry, I’ve got to interrupt again,” Fiorina wrote on her Facebook page, referencing a moment from Tuesday’s presidential debate in which Trump chastised the […]

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