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HUD secretary Ben Carson mistakes common real estate term with an Oreo cookie

29 days ago   |   By Baltimore Sun

HUD secretary Ben Carson is making a joke about his not knowing the difference between houses seized by banks and sandwich cookies. During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday, California representative Katie Porter asked the former surgeon why it seemed homes bought with Federal...
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson sent a pack of Oreos to a lawmaker after he flubbed a question about REOs during a congressional hearing

HUD Secretary Ben Carson sent a pack of Oreos to a lawmaker after he flubbed a question about REOs during a congressional hearing

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson addressed a gaffe he made Tuesday at a US House Committee on Financial Services hearing with an attempt at a self-deprecating joke.
"OH, REO! Thanks, RepKatiePorter," Carson tweeted. "Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way!"
Carson was asked by Rep. Katie Porter about REOs. The acronym stands for "real estate-owned" and it is used to discuss foreclosed properties.
"An Oreo?" Carson responded, before Porter explained the term.
Carson has been criticized for being underprepared to lead the organization, which is tasked...
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Oreo Mocks Ben Carson Cookie Confusion: REO Stands For 'Really Excellent Oreo - Everyone Knows That'

29 days ago   |   By Newsweek

Can you "explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?" Rep. Katie Porter asked Department of Housing and Urban Department Secretary Ben Carson during a hearing on Tuesday. "An Oreo?" Carson responded.
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Cracker Barrel banned an anti-gay pastor from holding a church event at one...

Cracker Barrel banned an anti-gay pastor from holding a church event at one of its restaurants

Grayson Fritts, who is both a Knox County Sheriff's Office detective and a pastor at All Scripture Baptist Church , was banned from hosting an event at a Cracker Barrel in... Read more ...

Trump said he'd be open to taking information from a foreign power in the...

Trump said he'd be open to taking information from a foreign power in the upcoming election. Hope Hicks just said she thinks that would be a crime, according to someone who heard her closed-room testimony

Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks rejected President Donald Trump 's openness to receiving political information from foreign actors during closed door... Read more ...

The way Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea is a reminder of something that...

The way Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea is a reminder of something that reportedly embarrasses Kim Jong Un

Chinese President Xi Jinping was welcomed like a hero when he arrived to North Korea for his first-ever state visit on Thursday. But the way he arrived - by plane - highlights... Read more ...

Ta-Nehisi Coates ripped into Mitch McConnell during congressional testimony...

Ta-Nehisi Coates ripped into Mitch McConnell during congressional testimony where he made the case for reparations for the descendants of slaves

Influential writer Ta-Nehisi Coates passionately condemned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a Wednesday congressional hearing on reparations for the descendants of... Read more ...

Amazon is running a $250 discount on Apple's last-generation MacBook Air...

Amazon is running a $250 discount on Apple's last-generation MacBook Air right now

Amazon has announced a big discount on the last-generation MacBook Air, allowing you to get the laptop for $250 off . The laptop may not be the latest generation, but it's... Read more ...

The FBI is reportedly investigating Deutsche Bank over money laundering...

The FBI is reportedly investigating Deutsche Bank over money laundering regulation compliance, including transactions connected to Jared Kushner

Federal authorities are launching a criminal probe into whether Deutsche Bank failed to properly comply with anti-money laundering regulations, The New York Times reported... Read more ...

Trump might use a law signed days after 9/11 to justify war with Iran

Trump might use a law signed days after 9/11 to justify war with Iran

There are signs that the Trump administration might attempt to cite a law passed just three days after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks to use military force against... Read more ...

The richest man in Hong Kong just pledged to cover 5 years of tuition for an...

The richest man in Hong Kong just pledged to cover 5 years of tuition for an entire college class, and it's going to cost him $14.4 million a year to do it

Li Ka-Shing , the richest man in Hong Kong , announced on June 16 that his foundation will cover the entire cost of the tuition for Shantou University's incoming class for up... Read more ...

Trump Jr. mocked Biden for promising to cure cancer, then President Trump...

Trump Jr. mocked Biden for promising to cure cancer, then President Trump took the stage and promised to cure cancer

Donald Trump Jr. at a rallly Tuesday night mocked Joe Biden over his recent pledge to cure cancer if he's elected president. Trump Jr.'s comments came during his father's... Read more ...

A Facebook content moderator died after suffering a heart attack while on...

A Facebook content moderator died after suffering a heart attack while on the job, according to a new report detailing harsh working conditions

A Facebook content moderator died last year after suffering a heart attack while on the job, according to a new report from The Verge . The report details the harsh working... Read more ...