Department officials did not request approval from the House or Senate Appropriations Committees for the expenditure of $31,561, even though federal law requires congressional approval "to furnish or redecorate the office of a department head" if the cost exceeds $5,000. The paper reveals that, while the department was planning billions in cuts to federal spending on public housing (austerity that is all but certain to increase the nation's homeless population) late previous year, HUD spent $31,000 on a custom dining-room set for Carson's office.
A spokesman for Hud, Raffi Williams, claimed that the $5,000 limit did not apply because the table served a "building-wide need".
According to that report, on a recent tour of homeless shelters Carson was happy if the shelter was obviously an uncomfortable place to live, while the conservative Christian appeared put off if a shelter seemed too comfortable. Helen G. Foster, HUD's former chief administrative officer, tells the news organization she was told by officials that they always found money for this type of thing in the past and that $5,000 can't "buy a decent chair". Under pressure earlier this month, he requested that HUD's inspector general investigate his son's involvement in a department-sponsored listening tour of Baltimore last summer.
Dwyane Wade hopeful game-winning shot can carry momentum He didn't give the ball up on the ensuing possession with his team down by one, choosing instead to decide the outcome himself. Spoelstra said the Heat saw something that day they had not seen since Wade was acquired from Cleveland on February 8.
Foster says that she was told that Carson's wife, Candi, wanted to assist her. The existence of the complaint was first reported Tuesday by The Guardian.
Kasper and Patton were unable to comment because of the pending complaint, Williams said.
Noah Bookbinder, Crew's executive director, also cited a separate allegation made by Foster that she was blocked by Hud's in-house lawyers from handling politically sensitive Freedom of Information Act (Foia) requests that Hud received, apparently because she was perceived to be a Democrat.
The sources told CNN that the stories infuriated top White House aides, who have had to deal with a sting of stories about questionable behavior and spending by Cabinet secretaries.
"We have an open matter", Madden said.
Foster is asking for back pay and damages to reimburse her attorney's fees, for all files related to her reassignment to be expunged and for a public apology from the department.
Ontario is home to the most members of the Canadian Paralympic Team with 19 athletes hailing from the province. The 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Beijing and neighbouring Zhangjiakou.
The claims came amid recent reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria's bombarded eastern Ghouta. In 2015, Myanmar told the United Nations that it had only "normal diplomatic ties" with North Korea.
In her first appearance as part of the Royal Foundation , however, Markle did not mince words or project ambiguity. The Royal Foundation was set up by William and Harry as the main vehicle to pursue their charitable interests.
The ceremony prompted an area school district to move elementary school students down the street to a different school. One church is getting a lot of attention, and backlash, for a worship ceremony involving AR-15 rifles and other guns.
In Rome , the city experienced its heaviest snowfall of the last six years, forcing city officials to call on the army for help. However, despite the cold weather warnings, some couldn't resist a bit of fun and wrapped up warmly to play outside.
Director Ava DuVernay , who is known for her twitter battles with President Trump, is at the helm of the highly anticipated film. It was produced by Jim Whitaker and Catherine Hand, based on a screenplay by Jennifer Lee (" Frozen ") and Jim Stockwell.
Members of the US House must live in the state they are running in, but are not required to live in the district. The candidates are hoping to replace retiring Democratic Representative Carol Shea-Porter.
Six of the seven states that were breached continued to deny it, citing their own cyber investigations, NBC News reported . In a statement, the Department of Homeland Security called the report "factually inaccurate and misleading".
It's a big opportunity for Duda to get back on track after injuries have limited him in each of the last two seasons. He hit.254 with eight home runs and 20 RBIs in 45 games previous year after he was claimed off waivers from Oakland.
After two timeouts, Waters went one-on-one and swished a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to tie the score at 72. Haase made a layup and Myers hit two free throws to give SC a 68-62 lead with three minutes remaining.
SZA never supported the backlash, though, despite admitting that she didn't "want to say something that would reflect [her] being mad as hell ".
Lassa fever: Nigeria recorded 43 deaths in two months
The Lassa fever outbreak, which has struck 17 of Nigeria's 36 states, has already prompted worldwide aid efforts. Health workers are most times secondary victims who get infected while treating patients with the disease.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers making progress on extension
While I wouldn't go as far as calling all of them potential starters, the talent is there for them to make an impact on occasion. Bennett's remaining $4.2 million will count against the Packers' 2018 salary cap.
CBI arrests Karti Chidambaram in INX media case
Karti was taken into custody by a team of CBI officials at the Chennai airport on his return from the United Kingdom. While entering the Patiala House Courts, Karti told reporters that his arrest was "absolutely political vendetta".
United States women still smoke while pregnant
Utah, Texas, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nevada, Arizona, New York and CT , and the District of Columbia also had smoking rates under 5%. In 2011, about 10 percent of women in the USA reported smoking during their last three months of pregnancy.
German court allows cities to ban diesel cars
Precisely how many vehicles might be affected by the ban remains unclear until further details are revealed. Few believed the financial injection would effectively translate into improved air conditions.
Pace believes Bears need to bolster pass rush
As Howard notes, the Bears lost a number of close games last season and remained competitive even with a rookie quarterback. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks was the team's best pass rusher previous year , but was an inside rusher.
Oregon's Ionescu named Pac-12 Player of the Year
Robinson has put together a strong season in 2018 after tearing her ACL in mid-March 2017, coming back and contributing big. Canada's legacy has been cemented with both UCLA and the Pac-12 as she recently became the conference's leader in assists.
TODAY'S FORECAST: Cloudy, chance of rain
Scattered rain showers likely throughout the morning with some moderate to heavy rain and also a rumble of thunder. The greatest chances for rain showers will remain along the windward and mountain slopes through the week.