Washington

21 May 19
Vinay

Massachusetts was selected for having the best education system in the entire US according to a ranking website. The US news and World Report rankings looked at how well states are educating their students in pre-school, K-12 and higher education standards. After examining areas like pre-school enrollment, math,reading scores, college readiness, graduation rates, tuition and […]

21 May 19
Comic Book Speculation

This week sees the release of Kevin Eastman’s Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls #1. We dicussed this book and its kickstarter first edition a few weeks ago here. Radically Rearranged Ronin Ragdolls #1 has five covers and all of them seem to be selling a few dollars above the books cover price. The Kickstarter variant also […]

21 May 19
REAL TRUTH ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD

  [02:15] Australia Experiences Its Own 2016 Election (9 minutes) Once again, the talking heads and the exit polls got it all wrong. Australia’s right-wing coalition stunned the nation yesterday, winning 76 seats. The victory gives it a one seat majority in Australia’s government. For over 18 months, the media were confident Australia’s Labor Party would have […]

21 May 19
Arcynewsy

Washington In the US Congress on Tuesday the conflict with Iran has set the agenda. "It's not about going to war," US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan said Tuesday in Washington. He said: "We do not want the situation to escalate." Shanahan and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had previously closed members of the […]

21 May 19
INSIGHT MEDIA INT'L (MEDIA CITY)

The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory has been installed as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors. source https://www.foxnews.com/us/wilton-gregory-installed-as-new-archbishop-of-washington

21 May 19
Daily 🧠 Rollianity 💉

By Mary MacElveenApril 13, 2007 Editor’s Note: George W. Bush loves recalling his steely-eyed post-9/11 principle that anyone who harbors a terrorist will be punished as harshly as the terrorist. Except, of course, when the terrorist is an anti-Castro Cuban and the Bush family is doing the harboring. Then, the rules are different. [For details on […]

21 May 19
East Bay Times
[vemba-video id=”politics/2019/05/21/ben-carson-congress-oreo-sot-vpx.cnn”] By Colby Itkowitz | Washington Post When a freshman congresswoman asked U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson at a congressional hearing Tuesday whether he knew what the housing term “REO” was, Carson thought she was referencing the similar-sounding cookie. “An Oreo?” the secretary asked. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] No, said Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., her tone firm. She spelled it back to him, twice. Carson came up with: “real estate e-organization.” It’s actually “real estate owned.” The term refers to property owned by a bank or a lender after it’s been foreclosed. Porter wanted to know why there was disparity in the rate of REOs issued by the Federal Housing Administration compared to other government-owned real estate. Hours after the hearing ended, Carson tweeted a photo of a package of Oreos next to a note thanking Porter for participating in the hearing, with the caption: “OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way!” Carson appeared before the House Financial Services Committee for more than three hours, fielding questions on housing policies. Several times he stumbled as Democrats, especially the women on the committee, tried to poke holes in his knowledge of the agency he runs. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, asked him if he was familiar with “OMWI.” “With who?” Carson asked. “OMWI,” the congresswoman repeated. “Amway?” the secretary replied. The acronym stands for Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. Beatty wanted to know whether HUD had such an office and whether he worked with its director. “Of course we have an office of . . . ” Carson trailed off. “OMWI,” the congresswoman repeated. Except HUD doesn’t have an OMWI. Instead, it has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which performs a similar function. Either way, Carson couldn’t name the director of that office. Then, near the end of the hearing, freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., chided Carson and the Trump administration for failing to improve conditions in low-income housing. During a lightning round in which Pressley wanted yes or no answers to her questions, Carson failed to do provide them. During one particularly contentious moment, Carson said, “Reclaiming my time.” “You don’t get to do that,” Pressley retorted. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Pressley then asked Carson if he would allow his grandmother to live in public housing under his watch. “It would be very nice if you could stop . . .” Carson trailed off, and Pressley’s time expired.
21 May 19
The Mercury News
[vemba-video id=”politics/2019/05/21/ben-carson-congress-oreo-sot-vpx.cnn”] By Colby Itkowitz | Washington Post When a freshman congresswoman asked U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson at a congressional hearing Tuesday whether he knew what the housing term “REO” was, Carson thought she was referencing the similar-sounding cookie. “An Oreo?” the secretary asked. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] No, said Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., her tone firm. She spelled it back to him, twice. Carson came up with: “real estate e-organization.” It’s actually “real estate owned.” The term refers to property owned by a bank or a lender after it’s been foreclosed. Porter wanted to know why there was disparity in the rate of REOs issued by the Federal Housing Administration compared to other government-owned real estate. Hours after the hearing ended, Carson tweeted a photo of a package of Oreos next to a note thanking Porter for participating in the hearing, with the caption: “OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way!” Carson appeared before the House Financial Services Committee for more than three hours, fielding questions on housing policies. Several times he stumbled as Democrats, especially the women on the committee, tried to poke holes in his knowledge of the agency he runs. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, asked him if he was familiar with “OMWI.” “With who?” Carson asked. “OMWI,” the congresswoman repeated. “Amway?” the secretary replied. The acronym stands for Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. Beatty wanted to know whether HUD had such an office and whether he worked with its director. “Of course we have an office of . . . ” Carson trailed off. “OMWI,” the congresswoman repeated. Except HUD doesn’t have an OMWI. Instead, it has an Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which performs a similar function. Either way, Carson couldn’t name the director of that office. Then, near the end of the hearing, freshman Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., chided Carson and the Trump administration for failing to improve conditions in low-income housing. During a lightning round in which Pressley wanted yes or no answers to her questions, Carson failed to do provide them. During one particularly contentious moment, Carson said, “Reclaiming my time.” “You don’t get to do that,” Pressley retorted. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Pressley then asked Carson if he would allow his grandmother to live in public housing under his watch. “It would be very nice if you could stop . . .” Carson trailed off, and Pressley’s time expired.
21 May 19
Ali Safavi Real Estate

Landlords want to get the highest rent possible for their units without driving away good tenants. Value is based on a variety of issues, but location is the biggest factor. Popular areas can garner big price tags for apartments that would be half the cost in another city. Cities like New York, Los Angeles and […]

21 May 19
Patience of Willow

So, I got these from Melanie from Sparks From a Combustible Mind (I always separate that title, but I don’t think it’s supposed to be separated… oh well). Anyway, she got got them from Rory over at… I think it’s called A Guy Called Bloke…?. Here are the original questions, and here are Melanie’s answers. […]

21 May 19
WTVR.com

The pest control company Orkin has released its annual Top 50 Mosquito Cities list and Richmond is among the leaders, cracking the top 20.