Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

World / Politics Dec 5, 2016

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

ashington President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced by his transition office, comes as the ...

Candidate Ben Carson threatens to leave Republican Party

World / Politics Dec 12, 2015

Candidate Ben Carson threatens to leave Republican Party

Presidential candidate Ben Carson threatened Friday to leave the Republican Party in what would be a nightmare scenario for the party, which is trying to recapture the White House in 2016. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who strongly appeals to many Christian conservatives, surprised the political ...