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Shutdown nixes Trump visit to Mar-a-Lago; party goes on with son Eric headlining

The federal government shutdown led President Donald Trump to cancel plans to celebrate the anniversary of his first year in office at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. As of Saturday evening, the fundraiser was still set to go on with presidential son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as headliners...
Trump protesters mark one-year anniversary with South Ocean shutdown

Trump protesters mark one-year anniversary with South Ocean shutdown

Usually known as a scenic and tranquil stretch of oceanfront mansions and palm trees, South Ocean Boulevard took on a far different look Saturday when it was briefly taken over by hundreds of feisty marchers protesting President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Holding colorful signs and yelling into bullhorns with chants like “Hey-hey, ho-ho, Donald Trump has got to go,&rsquo...
Checkpoints, barriers removed near Mar-a-Lago after Trump cancels trip

Checkpoints, barriers removed near Mar-a-Lago after Trump cancels trip

All checkpoint and barricades were removed in the area of Mar-a-Lago after President Donald Trump cancelled his trip to Palm Beach. Trump will be staying in Washington D.C. due to the federal government shutdown, but the fundraiser in his honor at Mar-a-Lago will still go on Saturday night. According to the Town of Palm Beach, traffic patterns have returned to normal after a day of...
Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters march in Palm Beach

Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters march in Palm Beach

Bianca Chang-Gentile stood near the clock tower, held up her sign and looked around. It was 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and she was one of the first protesters on Worth Avenue. “(Trump) scares the daylights out of me,” she said. “Never in my life did I think I’d have a president that speaks and acts the way he does.” Read more: Coverage of the protest Chang-Gentile, a 54-year-old...
Shutdown nixes Trump visit; party goes on with son Eric headlining

Shutdown nixes Trump visit; party goes on with son Eric headlining

The federal government shutdown led President Donald Trump to cancel plans to celebrate the anniversary of his first year in office at a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday. As of Saturday evening, the fundraiser was still set to go on with presidential son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel as headliners. About...
Eric Trump says dad would be ‘hugely impeded’ if Dems take Congress

Eric Trump says dad would be ‘hugely impeded’ if Dems take Congress

Eric Trump and wife Lara speaking to Republican activists at the West Palm Beach Marriott today. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post) WEST PALM BEACH — Eric Trump thanked local Republican activists for their grass-roots efforts today and warned that his father’s agenda would be “hugely, hugely impeded” if the GOP loses its majorities in...
Mar-a-Lago fundraiser to go on as scheduled; Trump stays in D.C.

Mar-a-Lago fundraiser to go on as scheduled; Trump stays in D.C.

President Donald Trump will not attend a $100,000-per-couple political fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach tonight because of the federal government shutdown. “There is no plan to go to Florida while there is a shutdown,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Palm Beach Post. The fundraiser will go on with presidential son Eric Trump, his wife Lara...
Shutdown: Some Senate Dems from Trump states vote with GOP; Florida’s Bill Nelson does not

Shutdown: Some Senate Dems from Trump states vote with GOP; Florida’s Bill Nelson does not

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (left) supported a short-term spending measure to avert a federal government shutdown; Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson was opposed. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Five Democratic senators from states that President Donald Trump carried in 2016 broke with party leadership late Friday and voted for a spending plan to avert a federal...
Hundreds of protesters gather in Palm Beach for president’s one-year in office

Hundreds of protesters gather in Palm Beach for president’s one-year in office

Update 2:00 p.m.: President Trump posted a tweet about today being “a perfect day for all Women to March” to celebrate lowest female unemployment in 18 years.  Women’s marches are happening this weekend in cities across the country in protest of Trump’s election.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><...
Trump in Palm Beach: President could be back in town Saturday afternoon

Trump in Palm Beach: President could be back in town Saturday afternoon

After pushing back his plans to visit Palm Beach with a federal government shutdown looming Friday evening, Donald Trump is now expected to be at his island resort by Saturday afternoon, according to new advisory from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA issued the “VIP Movement Notification” that will be in effect from Saturday at 2 p.m. until Sunday at 9 p.m. The advisory...
Trump postpones visit but could be coming Saturday; protest planned

Trump postpones visit but could be coming Saturday; protest planned

Richard Birnbaum sat next to the Worth Avenue clock tower on Friday afternoon, reading a book and listening to the waves crash against the sand. This morning, when hundreds of protesters are expected to gather, the area will be much louder. “It’ll be hard to avoid it,” the 70-year-old New York resident said. At least 500 anti-Donald Trump protesters are expected to meet at the clock...
Trump puts off Palm Beach trip as budget scrap risks shutdown

Trump puts off Palm Beach trip as budget scrap risks shutdown

One casualty of a budget brawl Friday turned out to be President Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to Palm Beach, as talks in the nation’s capital staggered close to the slippery ledge of a government shutdown. Trump scrapped plans to fly in to Palm Beach International Airport on Friday night to visit his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. But a Federal Aviation Administration alert suggested...
A night at Mar-a-Lago: The blow-out bash by Trump’s booster club

A night at Mar-a-Lago: The blow-out bash by Trump’s booster club

On the eve of a potential government shutdown, hundreds of people decked out in patriotic colors shrugged off the crisis in Washington and gathered Thursday at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Palm Beach to celebrate the first anniversary of his inauguration. More than 900 people attended the Red, White & Blue Celebration for “we the people,” two days before the...
Trump in Palm Beach: President may arrive Saturday in time for campaign fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

Trump in Palm Beach: President may arrive Saturday in time for campaign fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

Update 3:58 p.m.: Still no word on whether the president will make his planned trip to Palm Beach if there is a government shutdown. This post shows how the Secret Service sweeps guest rooms at Mar-a-Lago. Update 1:11 p.m.: A new security alert issued by the FAA today indicates the president could arrive at Palm Beach International Airport after 7:30 a.m. Saturday.  The new alert to pilots shows...
Trump’s Year One: There’s much more to his time in Palm Beach than just golf

Trump’s Year One: There’s much more to his time in Palm Beach than just golf

President Donald Trump is gaining fast on John F. Kennedy for most time spent here by a commander-in-chief. Approaching Saturday’s one-year anniversary of his taking the oath of office, Trump has spent about 10 percent of his presidency in Palm Beach County. Through last weekend, the president had made 11 visits totalling about 37 days in Palm Beach County. Most of that time has been...
UPDATE: Trump cancels Palm Beach trip today; roads remain closed

UPDATE: Trump cancels Palm Beach trip today; roads remain closed

President Donald Trump will not make a planned trip to Mar-a-Lago today because of a looming federal government shutdown, a White House official told The Palm Beach Post this morning. But the White House has not ruled out a Trump arrival on Saturday, when the president is scheduled to headline a $100,000-per-couple fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago for his 2020 re-election campaign. A new Federal Aviation...
Russian-owned lot in Palm Beach with Trump link listed at $42 million

Russian-owned lot in Palm Beach with Trump link listed at $42 million

The Russian billionaire who in 2008 bought an oceanfront estate for a recorded $95 million from President Donald Trump could make his investment back — and then some — if the last remaining lot there sells for anywhere near its asking price of $42 million. The lot at 525 N. County Road this month re-entered the market after dropping out of the local multiple listing service about...
“This sure ain’t no ****hole!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tells Mar-a-Lago crowd

“This sure ain’t no ****hole!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro tells Mar-a-Lago crowd

Update 9:18 p.m.: Jeanine Pirro, host of Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine, opened her remarks to the packed ballroom with a poke at the profane word the president allegedly used do describe Haiti and countries in Africa.  "Welcome to Mar-a-Lago. A magnificent place. It sure ain't no s***hole!" Pirro spoke for about 15 mintues and inspired a rally-like response...
'Girther' conspiracy hits social media as critics question Trump's height, weight

'Girther' conspiracy hits social media as critics question Trump's height, weight

On Tuesday, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson appeared before the press to give the details of President Donald Trump’s latest physical. According to Jackson — who was appointed by former President Barack Obama — the president is in great health, but some critics wasted no time casting doubt on Jackson’s analysis. Most of the results were pretty straightforward...
Trump White House exposé ‘Fire and Fury’ could be TV series

Trump White House exposé ‘Fire and Fury’ could be TV series

“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” could be adapted from a book to a TV series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rights to the controversial Michael Wolff exposé of the Trump White House has been purchased by Endeavor Content for TV and film. Endeavor Content was created in 2017 as talent agency WME and talent management company IMG combined its film financing...
Payday loan crackdown on ice under Trump pick who got donations

Payday loan crackdown on ice under Trump pick who got donations

A consumer agency taken over by an appointee of President Donald Trump who accepted more than $62,000 in contributions from payday lenders while in Congress has suspended rules aimed at stopping what the previous administration called “payday debt traps.” Florida consumers paid more than $2.5 billion in fees that amounted to an average 278 percent annual interest rate on payday loans over...
What happens to pilots who violate Trump air space?

What happens to pilots who violate Trump air space?

When motorists speed, or run a stop sign, they get a ticket. But what about those pilots that cross into no-fly zones when President Donald Trump is at Mar-a-Lago? There are consequences, authorities say. When the president visits his “Winter White House,” all air operations, with a few exceptions, are prohibited within the 10-mile inner circle ring centered on Palm Beach International...
Thiessen: With cameras in Cabinet Room, Trump proves he’s presidential

Thiessen: With cameras in Cabinet Room, Trump proves he’s presidential

Last week, two incredible events unfolded before our eyes: American television viewers were invited into the White House Cabinet Room, where for nearly an hour they watched as President Donald Trump effectively led a bipartisan meeting in which he and congressional Democrats made real progress on immigration reform. And it snowed in the Sahara Desert. The reason for the Saharan snow was a rare blast...
Scarborough: Recent days prove that Trump is unfit to be president

Scarborough: Recent days prove that Trump is unfit to be president

The past few days have matched some of the Trump era’s most frantic and maniacal weeks. Washington headlines have been driven by Michael Wolff’s Swampland confessional, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and the slew of revelations that emerged in its turbulent wake. On one side of the political divide, Trump antagonists clutched Wolff’s book to their breasts...
Read transcript of Sen. Jeff Flake’s speech comparing Pres. Donald Trump to Josef Stalin

Read transcript of Sen. Jeff Flake’s speech comparing Pres. Donald Trump to Josef Stalin

CNN has posted the transcript of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)’s speech on the floor of the Senate in which he compared statements made by President Donald Trump to those of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. >> Read more trending news  From CNN, as released prior to the speech:  “Mr. President, near the beginning of the document that made us free, our...
Sen. Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to condemn Pres. Trump’s language, comparing it to Stalin’s

Sen. Jeff Flake takes to Senate floor to condemn Pres. Trump’s language, comparing it to Stalin’s

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) used the floor of the U.S. Senate to fire directly back at President Donald Trump, comparing the commander-in-chief’s words to those of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Flake stated that Trump has used statements also used by Stalin against his enemies. >> Read more trending news  CBS News reported that Flake, in an excerpt released prior to his speech Wednesday...
Trump in Palm Beach: Weekend road closures announced near Mar-a-Lago

Trump in Palm Beach: Weekend road closures announced near Mar-a-Lago

For the second weekend in a row, traffic will be restricted near Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump is in town, Palm Beach authorities said. The town will begin closing roads near the winter White House at 8 a.m. Friday and the closures will remain through Monday. According to a travel notice from the Federal Aviation Administration, Trump arrives in Palm Beach on Friday and stays until Sunday...
White House physician releases official report with details of president’s exam

White House physician releases official report with details of president’s exam

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, the physician to the president, released the particulars of President Donald Trump’s physical exam in an official report Tuesday. It was Trump’s first periodical physical as president and was conducted last Friday at the Walter Reed Army National Military Medical Center. The results were released with the president’s consent, Jackson said in...
500 expected for March to Mar-a-Lago protest in Palm Beach on Saturday

500 expected for March to Mar-a-Lago protest in Palm Beach on Saturday

At least 500 people are expected to attend an anti-Donald Trump protest scheduled for Saturday along South Ocean Boulevard, according to the protest organizer. Mark Offerman, a 48-year-old Wellington resident, said he created the event, called “The Inaugural Impeachment March to Mar-a-Lago,” on Facebook three weeks ago. “The most important thing for us to initiate this weekend, and...
At least 4 Olympians won’t accept invitation to White House

At least 4 Olympians won’t accept invitation to White House

Controversy has hit the Winter Olympics before the torch has been lit in South Korea, as four U.S. Olympians — plus one “furious” ice skater who didn’t end up making the cut — preempted a White House invite from President Donald Trump by turning it down. Skiers Gus Kenworthy and Lindsey Vonn, and figure skaters Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon have all said publicly that they...
Trump physical results: 6 things to know

Trump physical results: 6 things to know

President Donald Trump is in excellent health and likely to finish his term in office without any medical issues, a presidential doctor said Tuesday at a news conference, four days after the president underwent a physical exam. “The president's overall health is excellent," White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said Tuesday. Here are six things to know about the results of the president&rsquo...
Trump did 'exceedingly well' on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says

Trump did 'exceedingly well' on a cognitive test, top White House doctor says

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump requested that his first formal medical exam include a cognitive test and "did exceedingly well," receiving a score of 30 out of 30, the top White House doctor announced on Tuesday afternoon. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, who has been the lead White House doctor since 2013, said that he has interacted with the president several times a day for the past...
New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

The new U.S. Embassy in London, criticized last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time. The gleaming embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood in south London, replaces the embassy in Grosvenor Square that had for decades been associated with the U.S. presence in the United Kingdom. That building...
Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump's first presidential physical last week, said Trump received a perfect score on a test designed to detect...
Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

The Trump administration on Tuesday appealed a judge's ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and announced plans to seek a U.S. Supreme Court review even before an appeals court issues a decision. Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing that they were appealing the Jan. 9 ruling by a federal judge preventing...

Watchdog says democratic freedoms waning in US under Trump

Basic rights and political freedoms in the United States are deteriorating at a faster pace under President Donald Trump, exacerbated by attacks on key institutions like the press and the courts, according to a new report released Tuesday by Freedom House. In its annual global assessment, the think tank slammed the Trump administration for withdrawing from America's "historical commitment to...
Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Disgruntled conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant. The intransigence by the House Freedom Caucus came as...
Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

Watchdog: Foreign groups among spenders at Trump properties

More than 60 groups, including foreign governments, political campaigns and business organizations, spent money at Trump-branded properties across the U.S. last year, according to a report Tuesday by a watchdog group that has long been critical of how such spending could be used to influence the president. Public Citizen, which compiled media reports and publicly available government data, cited moves...
Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”

Artist illustrated President Trump tweets to help “understand him”

Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, cartoonist Shannon Wheeler  was trying to put together a book of his work that had been published in “The New Yorker,” “Mad” magazine and “The Onion.” “But my heart wasn’t in it,” said Wheeler, who said at the time he was still thunderstruck by Trump’s election. “I was...
Authorities: Fighter jets intercepted three aviators during Trump stay

Authorities: Fighter jets intercepted three aviators during Trump stay

The military scrambled fighter jets three times this past holiday weekend to intercept small private planes that had violated air space near Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump was there and who didn’t respond to radio calls, authorities confirmed Tuesday. The three were among eight pilots who entered the no-fly rings during the president’s 3-day visit to his Palm Beach “Winter...
Robert Mueller subpoenas Steve Bannon in Russia probe

Robert Mueller subpoenas Steve Bannon in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to testify before a grand jury as part of the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

POINT OF VIEW: Tweeting damages Trump’s presidency. So why do it?

In reflecting on America’s politics of the last year, it is impossible not to conclude that the president’s tweeting has been momentous. So far, I am unaware of any organization that has quantified exactly how much damage President Donald Trump has caused by tweeting, but I think some substantial percentage of his problems and negative ratings must be directly attributable to his tweets...
Lewandowski says he will testify this week in House Russia probe

Lewandowski says he will testify this week in House Russia probe

Corey Lewandowski, President Trump's former campaign manager, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he will give testimony this week to a House committee probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.  Lewandowski said on WABC-AM radio in New York that he expects to appear before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Wednesday or Thursday to discuss the...
A look inside the tense, vulgar meeting on immigration

A look inside the tense, vulgar meeting on immigration

When President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Sen. Richard Durbin around 10:15 a.m. last Thursday, he expressed pleasure with Durbin's outline of a bipartisan immigration pact and praised the high-ranking Illinois Democrat's efforts, according to White House officials and congressional aides.  The president then asked if Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., his onetime foe turned ally, was on board...
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy relishes role as Trump’s fixer, friend and candy man

President Donald Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., were alone in the presidential suite on Air Force One, flying east toward Washington in early October, when the president reached for a handful of Starbursts, the fruit-flavored, box-shaped chewy candies.  But instead of unwrapping all of the treats, the president was careful to pluck out and eat two particular flavors...
Report: Trump’s Palm Beach weekend visit may not happen 

Report: Trump’s Palm Beach weekend visit may not happen 

For the second weekend in a row, President Donald Trump had planned to stay at Mar-a-Lago, but the prospect of a looming federal government shutdown may keep Trump in the nation’s capital this weekend, according to media reports. At the very least, the trip may be delayed until Saturday, according to a report by CNN.  Road closures in Palm Beach began as scheduled near the winter White...
Kelly’s remarks unsettle a tense alliance at the White House

Kelly’s remarks unsettle a tense alliance at the White House

The one thing sure to make President Donald Trump angry, as anyone who has ever worked closely with him knows, is any suggestion that his staff is managing him.  Yet early Wednesday evening, after learning from a White House aide that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, had described his views about his signature campaign pledge to build a wall on the Mexico border as “not informed,&rdquo...
Miami’s Haitians, accustomed to being shunned, rally after Trump slight

Miami’s Haitians, accustomed to being shunned, rally after Trump slight

When Jacques Despinosse lost a primary for the Florida House of Representatives in the 1990s, he chalked up his drubbing to the skepticism many voters had for candidates from what was then a relatively small Haitian diaspora.  But since then, Haitian-American politicians have made one electoral stride after another in the state, winning commission seats in the counties encompassing greater Miami...
Trump’s travel expenses test boundaries of policy and politics

Trump’s travel expenses test boundaries of policy and politics

President Donald Trump has reveled in smashing political precedent, but on Thursday he followed his White House predecessors in one of Washington's usually unspoken traditions: blurring the lines between a campaign trip and official business.  Jetting aboard Air Force One for a quick day trip to western Pennsylvania, Trump delivered a 25-minute speech at a heavy equipment manufacturing company...
Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka listed as ‘wanted’ on Hungarian police website

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka listed as ‘wanted’ on Hungarian police website

Hungarian media reported Thursday that former White House aide Sebastian Gorka, a Hungarian citizen, was listed as "wanted" for arrest on the website of the country's policy.  The entry listed few details, but it appeared to indicate that the warrant stemmed from an incident of "firearm or ammunition abuse" and was issued in September 2016, less than two months before President...
The Stormy Daniels story is a reminder of Trump’s imperviousness to traditional scandals

The Stormy Daniels story is a reminder of Trump’s imperviousness to traditional scandals

By our count, at least six media outlets were aware of the alleged affair between porn star Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump before the 2016 election.  - InTouch magazine spoke with Daniels (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford) in 2011 - before she allegedly signed an agreement with Trump's team in which she was paid $130,000 not to discuss the incident.  - Slate's Jacob Weisberg wrote...
Trump’s plans to remake the Federal Reserve hit snags

Trump’s plans to remake the Federal Reserve hit snags

In less than three weeks, the Federal Reserve, which is widely credited with playing a major role in leading the United States out of the Great Recession, will be under new leadership. Current Fed chair Janet L. Yellen is leaving, and Jerome Powell is President Donald Trump's nominee to take her place. But Trump's efforts to remake the Federal Reserve will soon face key tests.  The first hurdle...
Reliable Source: New poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a slight lead over Trump in a 2020 matchup

Reliable Source: New poll shows Oprah Winfrey with a slight lead over Trump in a 2020 matchup

President Donald Trump seemed confident he could trounce Oprah Winfrey in 2020, if the TV host-turned-media mogul were to drop her designer hat into the political ring. But a new poll suggests otherwise: Oprah would beat Trump by 40 percent to 38 percent, according to the data collected by the Morning Consult and Politico.  Not that she should start measuring those Oval Office drapes just yet...
Trump administration creating civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections

Trump administration creating civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections

The Trump administration will create a new conscience and religious freedom division within the Health and Human Services Department to ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.  Specific details are scheduled to be announced Thursday. But the new policy appears to be broad and aimed at protecting...
The first congressional election of 2018 is a test of Trump in western Pennsylvania

The first congressional election of 2018 is a test of Trump in western Pennsylvania

It snowed the night before Conor Lamb's campaign rally, coating most of the 18th Congressional District and keeping some voters at home. But 70 loyal Democrats shoveled out and drove to the American Legion hall to meet their candidate for Congress in a district that gave Donald Trump a 19-point victory in 2016.  "I'm not running against the president," Lamb said. "But a coal mine...
Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ are shaping up to be a total flop

Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’ are shaping up to be a total flop

President Donald Trump, former star of "The Apprentice," knows how to put on a show. Yet his "Fake News Awards" are shaping up to be a total flop.  Trump will name "the most corrupt & biased of the Mainstream Media" on Wednesday, according to a Jan. 7 tweet, but he appears to have done little preparation for the event — if there even is an event.  "...
The New York Times gives its editorial page over to Trump supporters, sparking a debate

The New York Times gives its editorial page over to Trump supporters, sparking a debate

The New York Times will do away with its op-ed page on Thursday temporarily to run a full-page of letters from supporters of the president, a move that comes amid a tense climate in the country between the media and President Donald Trump, who has constantly assailed supposed biases at many publications since well before he was elected.  The Times' publication of the letters predictably set off...
Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort likely to face trial no sooner than September, judge suggests

Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort likely to face trial no sooner than September, judge suggests

Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will face trial no sooner than September, the judge hearing his case indicated after an hour-long hearing Tuesday in which prosecutors and defense attorneys sparred over his continuing house arrest and a separate lawsuit challenging the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.  Prosecutors told the court Friday that they intended to ask for a...
Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to intervene on DACA

Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to intervene on DACA

The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling and allow the Trump administration to dismantle a program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants raised in the United States.  The Trump administration said it has appealed the judge's injunction — which said the Obama-era program must continue...
Adult-film star reportedly spoke to journalist in 2016 about Trump settlement, fearing he wouldn’t pay up

Adult-film star reportedly spoke to journalist in 2016 about Trump settlement, fearing he wouldn’t pay up

An adult-film star who was reportedly paid to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Donald Trump a decade before he became president spoke to a journalist because she feared he would not pay up, according to a new account.  Stephanie Clifford, whose professional name is Stormy Daniels, spoke to the online magazine Slate multiple times in 2016 before breaking off contact a week before...
Trump’s embrace of earmarks spurs push for congressional revival

Trump’s embrace of earmarks spurs push for congressional revival

There is a 14-mile gap in Interstate 49 outside Fort Smith, Arkansas, and local Republican congressman Steve Womack would very much like to secure the estimated $300 million in federal taxpayer dollars needed to fill it.  A decade ago, it would have been fairly easy: Womack sits on the House Appropriations Committee, where he could have tucked a provision into a massive spending bill locking...
24-year-old helps lead Trump drug policy office

24-year-old helps lead Trump drug policy office

In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John's University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf tournament and other events to raise money for veterans and their families.  Less than a year later, at 23, Weyeneth, was a political appointee and rising star at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the White House office responsible...
FAA: President Trump to revisit Palm Beach next weekend

FAA: President Trump to revisit Palm Beach next weekend

Although President Donald Trump is leaving Palm Beach this afternoon,  he plans to return next weekend. According to a travel notice from the Federal Aviation Administration, Trump will travel back to Palm Beach on Friday, Jan. 19, and stay until Sunday, Jan. 21.  There will be temporary flight restrictions in the West Palm Beach area during his stay.  The exact time of the president&rsquo...
Haley for president? UN diplomats bet Trump envoy has ambitions

Haley for president? UN diplomats bet Trump envoy has ambitions

Nikki Haley keeps delivering for Donald Trump.  Whether leading efforts to isolate North Korea or hailing cuts to the United Nations budget, Haley's ability to channel Trump's blunt style is prompting fellow U.N. envoys and foreign policy specialists to wonder whether the 45-year-old former South Carolina governor is laying the groundwork to succeed her boss in the Oval Office.  U.N. ambassadors...
White House claims Wall Street Journal misquoted Trump on relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

White House claims Wall Street Journal misquoted Trump on relationship with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that the Wall Street Journal deliberately misquoted him as saying he probably has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  The White House is disputing the newspaper's story from an interview last week in which Trump claimed some success in countering the nuclear threat from North Korea and said he could be open to talks under the right...
Hopes for immigration deal fade as lawmakers trade barbs and Trump declares dreamer program ‘probably dead’

Hopes for immigration deal fade as lawmakers trade barbs and Trump declares dreamer program ‘probably dead’

President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is "not a racist" and denied that he had spoiled chances for an immigration overhaul in Congress by using a vulgarity to describe poor countries as relations between key Republican and Democratic lawmakers turned poisonous.  With the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants in the balance, Trump blamed Democrats for fouling chances...
No Trump corporate helicopter at Mar-a-Lago today

No Trump corporate helicopter at Mar-a-Lago today

When President Trump returned to Mar-a-Lago on Friday, he did not bring with him a Trump corporate helicopter. The controversial helipad at Mar-a-Lago, which is to be used only for presidential business, sits empty. But questions about why a Trump corporate helicopter sat on the helipad during the Trump family’s 10-day holiday vacation remain unanswered and Palm Beach officials would like...
First Lady Melania Trump hires aides amid scrutiny from book

First Lady Melania Trump hires aides amid scrutiny from book

  NYT      WASHINGTON — Nearly a year into her tenure as first lady — and after a week of intense scrutiny prompted by a new book that claims she had dreaded life in the White House — Melania Trump has hired a director of policy to advance her nascent platform.    For months, Melania Trump’s East Wing had searched for a policy director who could...
Sessions tries to impress Trump with moves at Justice. It hasn’t worked.

Sessions tries to impress Trump with moves at Justice. It hasn’t worked.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to find his way back into President Donald Trump's good graces.  For months, Sessions has asked senior White House aides to make sure the president knows what he is doing at the Justice Department, two White House advisers said, and has told allies he hopes policy decisions that garner news coverage will please Trump. Sessions' team at Justice has crafted...
When the president says it, does that mean it’s not unprintable?

When the president says it, does that mean it’s not unprintable?

Lester Holt opened the “NBC Nightly News” on Thursday with a parental warning: “This may not be appropriate for some of our younger viewers.”  His counterpart at “ABC World News Tonight,” David Muir, described President Donald Trump “using a profanity we won’t repeat.”  And Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, stammered...
Trump administration opens door to let states impose Medicaid work requirements

Trump administration opens door to let states impose Medicaid work requirements

The Trump administration issued guidance to states early Thursday that will allow them to compel people to work or prepare for jobs in order to receive Medicaid for the first time in the half-century history of this pillar of the nation's social safety net.  The letter to state Medicaid directors opens the door for states to cut off Medicaid benefits to Americans unless they have a job, are in...
Trump in Palm Beach: Sweepstakes winner will dine at Mar-a-Lago with president

Trump in Palm Beach: Sweepstakes winner will dine at Mar-a-Lago with president

For just $1, you and a friend could win dinner with President Trump, his family and friends at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday, Jan. 20 to celebrate the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, according to a sweepstakes contest sponsored by a Trump campaign committee. Trump Make America Great Again Committee sent an email announcing the sweepstakes on Monday, a day after public security alerts were...
BREAKING: Road closures near Mar-a-Lago begin Friday

BREAKING: Road closures near Mar-a-Lago begin Friday

The town of Palm Beach has issued a traffic alert beginning Friday near Mar-a-Lago. The town will begin closing roads near Mar-a-Lago about 8 a.m. on Friday. The closures will be in effect through Monday, Jan. 15. Although the White House has not confirmed a visit from President Trump this weekend, the FAA has issued a warning to pilots to avoid the airspace near Palm Beach during the weekend. The...
How a coal baron’s wish list became President Trump’s to-do list

How a coal baron’s wish list became President Trump’s to-do list

President Donald Trump’s first year in office has been a boon for the coal industry, with the Trump administration rolling back regulations on coal-fired power plants and withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate change agreement.  Environmentalists have expressed alarm at the new direction, and have complained that Trump was following a blueprint from the coal industry. A confidential...
Trump praises spending earmarks, and Capitol Hill again erupts in debate

Trump praises spending earmarks, and Capitol Hill again erupts in debate

President Donald Trump delivered an unexpected and passionate case for congressional earmarks Tuesday, injecting new momentum into a quiet effort to restore that legislative practice after seven years of dormancy.  Speaking before television cameras during a White House meeting with more than a dozen lawmakers, Trump diverged from the stated topic of immigration to air a lament all too frequently...
Trump’s first full physical is approaching. What he discloses is up to him.

Trump’s first full physical is approaching. What he discloses is up to him.

President Donald Trump is a commander in chief who fuels himself with a steady stream of Diet Cokes, scoops of vanilla ice cream and slabs of red meat. He gets as little as five hours of sleep a night. He is not known to exercise more than the brief strolls beyond his cart on the golf course.  This, he and his aides have maintained, is the very picture of presidential stamina.  On Friday...
Trump’s longtime lawyer sues Buzzfeed and firm behind Russia dossier

Trump’s longtime lawyer sues Buzzfeed and firm behind Russia dossier

President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against Fusion GPS, the firm behind a salacious and largely unsubstantiated dossier that purported to lay out how Russia had aided the Trump campaign. The dossier portrayed Cohen as a central figure in what it described as a conspiracy.  The dossier was first published by BuzzFeed...
The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

The White House is struggling to contain the national discussion about President Donald Trump's mental acuity and fitness for the job, which has overshadowed the administration's agenda for the past week.  Trump publicly waded into the debate spawned by a new book, "Fire and Fury" - Michael Wolff's inside account of the presidency - over the weekend by claiming on Twitter that he is...
Trump the target of protests at college football championship game

Trump the target of protests at college football championship game

      The Washington Post · · NATIONAL, SPORTS, POLITICS, FOOTBALL · Jan 08, 2018 - 10:31 PM  ATLANTA - President Donald Trump was greeted by a roar of cheers and a smattering of boos as he stepped onto the field Monday night for the biggest game in college football, while activist groups demonstrated a president who has used sports to incite political battles...
The year of protectionism? Trump alone will decide

The year of protectionism? Trump alone will decide

The Trump administration will soon face several major trade decisions that will determine whether the White House adopts the type of protectionist barriers that President Donald Trump campaigned on but that were largely absent during his first year in office.  So far, the president’s actions on trade have been more moderate than his campaign speeches suggested. Trump withdrew the United...
Russia and Venezuela’s plan to sidestep sanctions: virtual currencies

Russia and Venezuela’s plan to sidestep sanctions: virtual currencies

Russian and Venezuelan officials are hoping virtual currencies can help their countries make an end run around American sanctions.  Both governments, with ambitions to create state-sponsored cryptocurrencies, are looking to take advantage of the promise that bitcoin introduced to the world financial system: a new kind of money and financial infrastructure, outside the control of any central authority...
Why are President Trump’s Tweets going on display in West Palm Beach?

Why are President Trump’s Tweets going on display in West Palm Beach?

What would it look like if Donald’s Trump’s tweets came with pictures? Cartoonist Shannon Wheeler took on that challenge in his book, “My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump, ” whose actual title is prefaced by a word we can’t use online that can be roughly translated as “stuff.” Wheeler is bringing some of his book’s illustrations...
NEW: Palm Beach mentioned in Wolff’s tell-all book ‘Fire and Fury’

NEW: Palm Beach mentioned in Wolff’s tell-all book ‘Fire and Fury’

Michael Wolff’s new tell-all book about Donald Trump’s presidency hits stands today, and gives a few references to Palm Beach.  The book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,”  has taken social media by storm, and even mentions Mar-a-Lago.  “At Mar-a-Lago, just before the new year, a heavily made-up Trump failed to recognize a succession...
Will Trump’s Mar-a-Lago get a warning from Palm Beach over helipad use?

Will Trump’s Mar-a-Lago get a warning from Palm Beach over helipad use?

Palm Beach is looking into the use of a private helicopter on President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago helipad during the holidays, a town official said. The Town Council approved construction of the helipad at Mar-a-Lago with the condition that it only be used to fly the president in and out on Marine One. But the Trump corporate helicopter seen at Mar-a-Lago was not used for presidential...
Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all US waters

Trump administration plans to allow drilling off all US waters

The Trump administration unveiled a controversial plan Thursday to permit drilling in all U.S. waters, including protected areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic, where oil and gas exploration is opposed by governors from New Jersey to Florida, nearly a dozen attorneys general, more than 100 U.S. lawmakers and the Defense Department.  More than 3 billion barrels of oil is recoverable on the outer...
BREAKING: Expect heavy traffic on Southern Blvd. near Mar-a-Lago tonight

BREAKING: Expect heavy traffic on Southern Blvd. near Mar-a-Lago tonight

Expect traffic congestion on Southern Blvd in the area of Mar-a-Lago from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Seek an alternate route while traveling in the area. Mar-a-Lago, the president’s private club, will host its annual New Year’s Eve gala. Party-goers can expect security checks by the Secret Service, which caused lengthy traffic jams during last year’s social season.
Who is using the Trump corporate chopper at Mar-a-Lago?

Who is using the Trump corporate chopper at Mar-a-Lago?

UPDATE: 10:26 a.m.: After this story was published on Dec. 30, the White House confirmed that the Trump corporate helicopter at Mar-a-Lago “is not being used for an official government function and that no private entity will be reimbursed for its use.” ORIGINAL STORY: For over a week, a private helicopter bearing the Trump logo and name has sat on the helipad at Mar-a-Lago -- a helipad...
Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets on Iran’s ‘oppressive regime’

Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets on Iran’s ‘oppressive regime’

Update 2:45 p,.m.: Trump’s motorcade has departed from Trump International Golf Club and is heading back to Mar-a-Lago. The president had the motorcade slow down as it traveled on Southern Boulevard so he could wave at supporters waving flags and holding up signs.   He is not expected to leave Mar-a-Lago for the rest of the day, according to the White House press pool.  <...
Trump in Palm Beach: President shuts down his golf club to play with Coast Guard

Trump in Palm Beach: President shuts down his golf club to play with Coast Guard

President Trump shut down his exclusive  golf course on Summit Boulevard Friday to allow members of the U.S. Coast Guard to hold a tournament there.  The president played the course earlier, reaching the 17th hole, where he met with Coast Guard personnel and took a picture with them.  No questions were allowed as Trump praised the Coast Guard for its response to hurricanes that struck...
Palm Beacher sues Mar-a-Lago over leg injury at Komen charity ball

Palm Beacher sues Mar-a-Lago over leg injury at Komen charity ball

An artist and Palm Beach resident with ties to the Getty family has sued the Mar-a-Lago Club and a Miami-based light and audio company after she says a metal rod from a light fixture cut her leg to the bone while she attended a ball at the club nearly four years ago. Donna Long, through her Palm Beach Gardens attorney Timothy Felice, filed the lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court last week...
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