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

1 month 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

1 month 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'

1 month 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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Justin Bieber: I appreciate Trump helping A$AP Rocky, but 'can you also let...

Justin Bieber: I appreciate Trump helping A$AP Rocky, but 'can you also let those kids out of cages?'

Bieber was referencing the ongoing situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where some migrant children are being kept in detention centers. Read more ...

Boy given lit firework on 10th birthday as cruel prank explodes in his hand

Boy given lit firework on 10th birthday as cruel prank explodes in his hand

A 10-year-old boy in California remains hospitalized after an adult neighbor reportedly threw a lit firework to him that exploded in his hand. Read more ...

American crocodiles thriving outside South Florida nuclear plant

American crocodiles thriving outside South Florida nuclear plant

Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more are expected to emerge soon. Read more ...

UFC San Antonio: Controversial heavyweight Greg Hardy claims quickfire win

UFC San Antonio: Controversial heavyweight Greg Hardy claims quickfire win

Former NFL star turned MMA fighter Greg Hardy was expected to receive a tough test from fellow rising prospect Juan Adams at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio, but the bout... Read more ...

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman by split decision

Manny Pacquiao defeats Keith Thurman by split decision

LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory Saturday night, adding a third straight win to... Read more ...

Meet the guy behind the 'Area 51' page. He's terrified of what he's created

Meet the guy behind the 'Area 51' page. He's terrified of what he's created

The creator behind a Facebook event called "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us " says he wanted the idea to be funny. Not everyone got that message. Read more ...

Instagrammers hospitalized after diving into toxic Spanish 'lake' nicknamed...

Instagrammers hospitalized after diving into toxic Spanish 'lake' nicknamed the 'Galician Chernobyl'

Multiple people were reportedly hospitalized due to rashes and digestive issues after entering this highly toxic water. Read more ...

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged oil...

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged oil tanker

Britain has warned Iran there will be "serious consequences" if the country does not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in on Friday. Read more ...

'Game of Thrones' cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

'Game of Thrones' cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

“Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can't seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Read more ...

'They just want to be loved'; Woman opens retirement home for older dogs

'They just want to be loved'; Woman opens retirement home for older dogs

Finally Home is a retirement home for older dogs to finish out their last days. Read more ...