SWIRLING THE DRAIN

Carson’s Campaign Cuts 50+ Staffers

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is reportedly cutting at least 50 staffers from his campaign. The neurosurgeon’s also downsizing the salaries of his top aides. Most of the employees being cut work in field operations or at his Northern Virginia headquarters. His travel entourage will now be made up of only a few advisers, and he'll likely be flying commercial instead of on private jets. Carson left Iowa during the caucuses to allegedly get some laundry done. He came in fourth place among GOP rivals.