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Trump picks agriculture secretary 19.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
President-elect Donald Trump picked the final member of his Cabinet on Wednesday, landing on former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to serve as agriculture secretary and in the process locking in an inaugural Cabinet devoid of any Latino representation.
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The people you don't know who could be running the government on Friday 18.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
On the day Donald Trump is sworn in as president, a group of civil servants most people have never heard of will likely be running some of the country's most critical cabinet posts, at least temporarily.
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Everything you want to know about the Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings 17.1.2017 Washington Post
Everything you want to know about the Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings
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Trump’s administration will regulate Trump’s businesses, raising prospect of conflicts 16.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
President-elect’s refusal to divest from vast holdings means political appointees face awkward decisions affecting the boss’s bottom line.
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Letter: Breezy reporting of micro shelter plan 15.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Here it is, afternoon, and I am still amazed that modern analytic journalism is no longer present in our quality Tribune? Case in point: The breezy reporting of the new micro shelters replacing one of our most treasured coffee haunts. Ostensibly, this is to help the homeless? A generous abode is offered, 250 to 500 sq. feet: The size one would think would be found in New York City! Great for the homeless with small children. Then, there is the amount to be charged for monthly rent, given as a ...
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King County gets $5.4M grant to tackle youth homelessness 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

King County will receive a $5.4 million grant from the federal government to help address youth homelessness.
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Federal agencies agree to better address lead contamination 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — A new joint agreement between federal agencies aims to deal with lead contamination of subsidized housing in the wake of the crisis in East Chicago that has led to the relocation of more than 1,000 people. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency signed […]
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Morning Bits 13.1.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Morning Bits
What Ben Carson got wrong about government assistance 13.1.2017 Washington Post
What Ben Carson got wrong about government assistance
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Trump's Cabinet picks break with him on at least 10 major issues 13.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In their congressional testimony this week, Trump's would-be advisers said they disagreed with the incoming president on a range of issues, from Russian hacking to NATO to even that border wall.
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Trump's Cabinet Picks Break With Him On At Least 10 Major Issues 13.1.2017 NPR News
In their congressional testimony this week, Trump's would-be advisers said they disagreed with the incoming president on a range of issues from Russian hacking to NATO to even that border wall.
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Ben Carson Sidesteps Questions on Trump Conflicts at Hearing 13.1.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
Ben Carson, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, sidestepped questions on whether federal funds might benefit businesses controlled by the incoming president or his family, underscoring potential conflicts related to the real estate mogul’s vast holdings.
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Senate Banking Committee Grills HUD Nominee Ben Carson In Hearing 13.1.2017 NPR: All Things Considered
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has been chosen by President-elect Trump to be his secretary of housing and urban development. Carson's confirmation hearing is Thursday before the Senate Banking Committee.
Carson talks Columbo and neurons at HUD confirmation hearing 13.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Warren was one of few senators to ask pointed questions.
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Carson, Trump's Pick For Housing Agency, Won't Rule Out Grants To Trump Properties 13.1.2017 NPR News
The former Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon has no experience with housing, but he said he wants to take the agency's reins and help "develop our fellow human beings."
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Carson pushes increased private-sector role in HUD programs 12.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Ben Carson on Thursday detailed his vision for the Department of Housing and Urban Development: One that integrates government assistance programs with “holistic” solutions and greater involvement of businesses and faith groups. Carson, during his secretariat confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, suggested several times that the private sector should play a larger role in addressing poverty and systemic inequities, investing in “human capital” as a means of both increasing quality o...
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The Latest: Defense pick says Trump open to F-35 fighters 12.1.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):...
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Warren to Carson: Without a blind trust, Trump might benefit from HUD money 12.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
"The problem is that you can't assure us that HUD money, not of $10 varieties but of multimillion dollar varieties, will not end up in the president-elect's pockets,” said Warren.
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Ben Carson is about to be questioned on why he should run a federal agency without experience 12.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Confirmation hearings kick off today for Defense, CIA and HUD Jan. 12, 2017, 7:11 a.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration: A breakdown of what Trump revealed to the media today, from business conflicts to Obamacare What does Trump's...
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Ben Carson should approach HUD the way he did medicine: First do no harm 12.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

On Thursday, the Senate holds hearings to confirm Ben Carson as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new secretary.

As a physician, Carson had to abide by the Hippocratic Oath of ethics. The oath calls on doctors to remember the basic humanity of their patients and the ravages of disease...

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