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Friday, March 3, 2017

Ben Carson confirmed To Lead Department Of Housing And Urban Development


By Chicago Tribune, Mar. 02, 2017

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed Thursday as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, bringing into President Donald Trump's Cabinet a Washington outsider with no prior government experience and a staunchly conservative view of public assistance.

Support for Carson's confirmation came down largely along party lines — 58-41 — highlighting the intense partisan and ideological conflicts in Washington and around Trump's agenda. Carson, an acclaimed neurosurgeon, ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 against Trump and endorsed the celebrity real estate developer shortly after ending his unsuccessful bid.


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