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POINT OF VIEW Does GOP health plan encourage personal responsibility?

The question about the Republican plan to alter the current state of the health care insurance system in the U.S. remains: How much is being repealed here? What we know is that it angered the party’s far-right members as it maintains vestiges of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare. It maintains: (1) pre-existing condition as no longer a disqualifier; (2) children keeping insurance under...
Obamacare repeal vote canceled, what’s next? Ask Freedom Caucus

Obamacare repeal vote canceled, what’s next? Ask Freedom Caucus

The House Republican plan to blow out the candles on Obamacare’s 7th birthday cake with a massive dismantling of the health law collapsed under splits within the party and failed to get to a vote Thursday. Though leaders pledged to regroup, the outcome disappointed repeal supporters in South Florida and raised doubts about whether President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress can deliver...
NEW: President Donald Trump not returning to Palm Beach this weekend

NEW: President Donald Trump not returning to Palm Beach this weekend

President Donald Trump will not return to Palm Beach this weekend. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in his Thursday press briefing that the president plans to stay in Washington, D.C., shutting down speculation on whether Trump would return Friday for a sixth weekend in office at his Mar-a-Lago Club. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: President Donald Trump in Palm Beach An organizer of a Friday...
WATCH: Trump chicken balloons coming to America

WATCH: Trump chicken balloons coming to America

A huge Donald Trump chicken is expected to fly high at the Tax March in San Francisco.  The organizers of the march bought a 13-foot balloon, which taunts Donald Trump’s golden locks and hand gestures, from Chinese e-commerce site Aliababa, according to SF Gate. March organizers weren’t satisfied and scrambled to get money for an even bigger inflatable chicken by posting...
#TBT: When Donald Trump pumped gas in West Palm Beach

#TBT: When Donald Trump pumped gas in West Palm Beach

In my 35 years as a photojournalist, I have covered presidents since Ronald Reagan. But it was during a sticky July Monday morning in the mid-90s when I pulled out of the parking lot of The Palm Beach Post and encountered the future president of the United States. I was heading south on Dixie Highway in a Toyota Tercel that had out-lived its air-conditioning in search of a photo for the next...
Pres. Trump tweets video to gain support for health care vote

Pres. Trump tweets video to gain support for health care vote

President Donald Trump has used his traditional pipeline to the people to help gain support for his plan to abolish Obamacare. >> Read more trending news  Hours before the vote is set to begin, Trump posted a video that spells out what he says were lies given to the American people when the Affordable Care Act went into existence while not explaining what his proposed American Health...
Obamacare advocates rally against Trumpcare in West Palm Beach

Obamacare advocates rally against Trumpcare in West Palm Beach

Congress is slated to vote on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act today, and on Wednesday about 25 people gathered at Currie Park on Flagler Drive to speak out against the replacement dubbed “Trumpcare.” After a few short speeches, they threw thousands of rose petals into the Intracoastal Waterway in recognition of friends and family who have benefited from the ACA. The House is expected...

Secret Service sought $60 million extra for Trump travel and protection, documents show

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service requested $60 million in additional funding for the next year, offering the most precise estimate yet of the escalating costs for travel and protection resulting from the unusually complicated lifestyle of the Trump family, according to internal agency documents reviewed by The Washington Post. Nearly half of the additional money, $26.8 million, would pay to protect...
The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill

The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill

There's no shortage of reasons to include dogs in your life: They love you no matter what. They help you stay active and less stressed. And, if you happen to be the president, they might even boost your approval ratings. But after two months in the White House, President Donald Trump seems unpersuaded. The 45th president appears poised to become the first in well over a century to not have a dog -...
Paul Manafort's Russia ties: 5 things to know

Paul Manafort's Russia ties: 5 things to know

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked a decade ago to help Russian President Vladmir Putin at the behest of a Russian billionaire, The Associated Press reported Friday. The Trump administration and Manafort himself have denied that he previously worked for Russian interests, but documents and interviews obtained by the AP appeared to contradict...
William Shatner: Why I was at Mar-A-Lago after Leonard Nimoy died

William Shatner: Why I was at Mar-A-Lago after Leonard Nimoy died

Happy birthday, William Shatner! The ‘Star Trek’ icon is 86 years old today. Here is what he told us last year about the time he visited Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago the same weekend that his friend and ‘Trek’ co-star Leonard Nimoy was being buried, which got Shatner a lot of online criticism: “I was at a wonderful event that raised a lot of money, but it was one of...
In Boca, Roger Stone promotes his Trump book, denies Russia collusion

In Boca, Roger Stone promotes his Trump book, denies Russia collusion

Roger Stone speaks to members of the conservative group America First at the Boca Raton Marriott on Tuesday.
Counterpoint: Millions of Americans hurt by gutting EPA’s budget

Counterpoint: Millions of Americans hurt by gutting EPA’s budget

When President Donald Trump laid out his agenda before Congress last month, he vowed to “promote clean air and clean water.” Then why did his administration recently propose to slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s current budget by 24 percent and cut its staff by 20 percent? All told, the administration is calling for eliminating 38 programs entirely and reducing state grants...
Point: A bright future for the environment

Point: A bright future for the environment

Whatever the size or scope of the Environmental Protection Agency following President Donald Trump’s proposed agency reforms, there are reasons to be hopeful about the future of the environment in the United States. Many environmentalists are quick to point to the landmark Clean Air Act of 1970 as the beginning of environmental improvement in America. Studies, however, have shown that innovation...
Longtime Trump adviser Stone disputes claim of Russian influence

Longtime Trump adviser Stone disputes claim of Russian influence

Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone’s latest book-selling tour also has become a reputation-defending mission. Stone’s name came up frequently during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The panel’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, of California, used his opening statement to note Stone’s communications with...
Life ‘unpredictable’ under Trump for local immigrants, attorneys say

Life ‘unpredictable’ under Trump for local immigrants, attorneys say

“Unpredictable.” In one word, that’s how Boca Raton attorney Isabel Castillo described President Donald Trump’s immigration policy. Castillo, speaking Tuesday as part of a panel at Palm Beach State College’s Spanish Language Celebration, said it’s difficult to give people legal advice when the president’s immigration policy changes so frequently. It&rsquo...
Report: Trump Tower wiretapped during probe of Russian mafia boss

Report: Trump Tower wiretapped during probe of Russian mafia boss

New reports suggest Trump Tower was indeed wiretapped, but the wiretapping was not ordered by the man suggested in President Donald Trump's recent tweets. According to ABC News, the FBI spent two years, ending in 2013, executing a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a money-laundering network that was being operated by a Russian mafia boss from a unit in Trump Tower in New York. The investigation...
Cerabino: Throwing book at Trump over his Florida golf course outings

Cerabino: Throwing book at Trump over his Florida golf course outings

The next time President Donald Trump comes to Mar-a-Lago for a weekend, he needs to take an outing to one of Palm Beach County’s public libraries. It will really help to clear thing up. I’ll explain. The way things stand now, it appears that President Trump is playing a lot of golf. But he’s not. It’s probably fake news, or maybe just alternative golf. But he’s definitely...
This local library is a hot spot for national reporters covering Trump

This local library is a hot spot for national reporters covering Trump

The hottest spot in Palm Beach County for national news reporters covering President Donald Trump isn’t one of the many hot restaurants in West Palm Beach’s Dixie Dining Corridor. It also isn’t one of Palm Beach island’s swanky eateries, or one of downtown Lake Worth’s quirky hangouts. No, the best place to spot members of the traveling press pool...
Trump Winery looking for foreign workers

Trump Winery looking for foreign workers

As President Donald Trump and his administration seek American jobs for American workers, Eric Trump’s Virginia winery is applying for permission to bring in more than two dozen foreign workers for this year’s season, multiple media outlets reported. Trump Vineyard Estates has applied to bring in 29 workers through a federal H-2A visa program, Fox News reported. The winery asked for...
American spring breakers chant 'Build that wall' while vacationing in Mexico

American spring breakers chant 'Build that wall' while vacationing in Mexico

A Mexican newspaper blasted a group of young Americans visiting Cancun on spring break after witnesses said they broke into chants of “Build that wall” earlier this month and refused to stop, despite complaints. In an editorial published Friday, The Yucatan Times said the incident was not isolated but was part of a growing number of complaints about “offensive, rude and haughty&rdquo...

Trump adviser, Florida man Roger Stone denies Russia collusion claims

Roger Stone on CBS This Morning. Longtime Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone, the Fort Lauderdale resident whose name came up frequently during Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, says his communications last year with a hacker linked to Russia were “benign” and didn’t constitute collusion.
No Secret Service nightmare: Agents ready for presidents who stray

No Secret Service nightmare: Agents ready for presidents who stray

Bill Clinton liked to go jogging around Washington. Barack Obama would stroll from the White House to a nearby Five Guys burger joint. So while some expressed alarm after President Donald Trump stepped out of his armored SUV to greet supporters on his way to the airport on Sunday, former Secret Service agents only grimaced. “While the Secret Service would certainly prefer...
U.S. temporarily bans larger electronics from cabins of certain flights

U.S. temporarily bans larger electronics from cabins of certain flights

A temporary ban on carry-on electronics is set to take effect Tuesday on certain flights into the U.S., according to reporting from The Hill and supported by tweets posted by Royal Jordanian Airlines. Those tweets have since been deleted but read, “Following instructions from the concerned U.S. departments, we kindly inform our dearest passengers departing to and arriving from the...
Official: Use county bed tax to cover Trump security costs

Official: Use county bed tax to cover Trump security costs

Another weekend. Another visit by President Donald Trump. And now, another idea on how to cover the costs of providing security during those trips to Palm Beach County. Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams asked county staff to research the idea of using bed tax money to cover security and roadway management costs during Trump’s frequent trips to his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Palm...
Mar-a-Lago huddle sets stage for Obamacare repeal on 7th anniversary

Mar-a-Lago huddle sets stage for Obamacare repeal on 7th anniversary

Key GOP players met in President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate over the weekend to discuss changes to a proposed rollback of the Affordable Care Act ahead of one its biggest moments: Speaker Paul Ryan said he intends to bring the plan to the House floor on the health law’s seventh anniversary on Thursday. RELATED: AARP says Florida slammed worst by Obamacare repeal U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas...
NEW: More airspace violations with Trump’s weekend visit

NEW: More airspace violations with Trump’s weekend visit

Pilots continue to violate restricted airspace when President Donald Trump visits his part-time Palm Beach home. Seven aircraft breached the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary flight restrictions that were in effect from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon for Trump’s most recent stay at Mar-a-Lago, the FAA said Monday. Of those, only one prompted a response from fighter jets...
Trump golfing at faster rate than Obama, but Spicer says it’s different

Trump golfing at faster rate than Obama, but Spicer says it’s different

President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his weekend White House at Mar-a-Lago are “part of being president” and his many trips to the golf course are different from the ones he criticized former President Barack Obama for taking, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Monday. Trump has visited Palm Beach on five of the first nine weekends of his presidency, wrapping up...
White House defends Trump’s frequent golf, Mar-a-Lago visits

White House defends Trump’s frequent golf, Mar-a-Lago visits

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchange a high five at Trump National Golf Club on Feb.
Trump family expanding, Eric Trump expecting first baby with wife Lara

Trump family expanding, Eric Trump expecting first baby with wife Lara

Eric and Lara Trump are expecting! The couple revealed that they’ll welcome a son in September. “We found out on my birthday, which was pretty cool,” Eric told People. >> Read more trending news  Lara, a former “Inside Edition” producer, revealed she’s in her second trimester and is feeling better. “I was exhausted in the beginning,”...
Police: Boy who crashed car near Mar-a-Lago was suicidal

Police: Boy who crashed car near Mar-a-Lago was suicidal

A teenager who ran into a fence four blocks from Mar-a-Lago just before President Donald Trump arrived Friday evening was attempting suicide and previously called in terrorist threats to CNN, according to Palm Beach police. The boy, whose name was redacted from a police report because of his age, was reported as a missing suicidal teen, armed and dangerous with a baseball bat and a metal...
Another way for Palm Beach County to pay for Trump visits?

Another way for Palm Beach County to pay for Trump visits?

Another weekend. Another visit by President Donald Trump. And now, another idea about how to cover the escalating costs of those trips to Palm Beach County.
Stephen Hawking fears he may not be welcome in US, also plans trip to space

Stephen Hawking fears he may not be welcome in US, also plans trip to space

British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking thinks he might not be welcome in the United States because of his criticism of President Donald Trump, and also said in an interview Monday that he is planning a voyage to space.  "Trump was elected by people who felt disenfranchised by the governing elite and a revolt against globalization. His priority will be to satisfy this electorate...
Trump fires off tweets slamming Russia allegations

Trump fires off tweets slamming Russia allegations

President Donald Trump fired off some angry tweets Monday morning regarding allegations that his campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election. >> Read more trending news The president defended himself and his campaign by reasserting that he has never colluded with Russia — not during his presidential bid and not after the election. Trump also repeated his...
Trump invites supporters to Mar-a-Lago to say ‘thank you’

Trump invites supporters to Mar-a-Lago to say ‘thank you’

He’s hopped out to wave. He’s waved through the window. He’s shouted thanks to people gathered along the road. President Donald Trump once again stopped along his motorcade route Sunday to acknowledge supporters gathered near his Mar-a-Lago Club — but some supporters Saturday got a little closer to the president. According to a pool report, Trump saw the supporters gathered...
Mar-a-Lago huddle precedes plan to repeal Obamacare on 7th anniversary

Mar-a-Lago huddle precedes plan to repeal Obamacare on 7th anniversary

Update: Another Palm Beach weekend visitor, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on where he stands via Twitter: “I promised the people of Utah I would do everything I can to repeal #Obamacare.
Tim Allen compares being a Republican in Hollywood to 1930s Germany

Tim Allen compares being a Republican in Hollywood to 1930s Germany

It’s tough out there for a Republican actor, according to Tim Allen. The actor and comedian appeared on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Friday night and made some remarks that probably won’t sit well with most of liberal Hollywood. “You gotta be real careful around here, you know. You’ll get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,” he...
Trump ends 5th presidential visit with love for supporters

Trump ends 5th presidential visit with love for supporters

President Donald Trump logged some more hours at his golf club on Sunday while Vice President Mike Pence visited a church in Coral Springs before both jetted separately to Washington later in the day. It was the fifth weekend of the nine in his presidency that Trump has spent at his Mar-a-Lago estate. The part-time Palm Beach resident has spent roughly 20 percent of his time in...
JUST IN: Trump invites supporters to Mar-a-Lago to say ‘thank you’

JUST IN: Trump invites supporters to Mar-a-Lago to say ‘thank you’

He’s hopped out to wave. He’s waved through the window. He’s shouted thanks to people gathered along the road. President Donald Trump once again stopped along his motorcade route Sunday to acknowledge supporters gathered near his Mar-a-Lago Club — but some supporters yesterday got a little closer to the president. According to a pool report, Trump saw the supporters gathered...
NEW: Ted Cruz came to Mar-a-Lago Saturday for health care negotiation

NEW: Ted Cruz came to Mar-a-Lago Saturday for health care negotiation

President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach was the site Saturday of negotiations on the Trump administration’s proposed health care bill, Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday morning. Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Cruz told host John Dickerson that he traveled to Mar-a-Lago on Saturday with two fellow Republican lawmakers, Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Mark Meadows...
Is Trump outpacing Obama in presidential golf?

Is Trump outpacing Obama in presidential golf?

President Donald Trump trails former President Barack Obama by more than 300 rounds of presidential golf, but Trump has been teeing off at a brisk pace.
Kellyanne Conway’s husband reportedly tapped for DOJ post

Kellyanne Conway’s husband reportedly tapped for DOJ post

President Donald Trump has tapped the husband of White House advisor Kellyanne Conway to lead the civil division at the Department of Justice. George Conway III, 53, would lead the department tasked with defending Trump’s controversial travel ban and lawsuits related to his business dealings, according to the Wall Street Journal.  Conway is a partner at the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen...
UPDATE: President Trump leaves Palm Beach for return to D.C.

UPDATE: President Trump leaves Palm Beach for return to D.C.

FINAL UPDATE: Air Force One has taken off with President Donald Trump onboard for his return to Washington, D.C. According to pool reports, New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft joined Trump on Air Force One. The pair reportedly had dinner together Friday night.  Tomorrow, the president will travel to Louisville, Kentucky, for a campaign-style rally, where he’s expected to speak about...
Ivanka Trump fans spending up to $60K on plastic surgery to look like her

Ivanka Trump fans spending up to $60K on plastic surgery to look like her

Some women are paying tens of thousands of dollars to look like Ivanka Trump, according to USA Today. According to Dr. Franklin Rose, a Houston-based plastic surgeon, there has been an uptick in customers who want to more closely resemble the president's eldest daughter. Patients seeking plastic surgery often show up for their first appointment with a photo of a celebrity to indicate the...
Vice President Pence at Coral Springs church this morning for service, ‘interview’

Vice President Pence at Coral Springs church this morning for service, ‘interview’

UPDATE: Vice President Mike Pence spoke at this morning’s service at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs.
Driver detained at White House checkpoint after claiming to have bomb

Driver detained at White House checkpoint after claiming to have bomb

A driver was detained Saturday night after he reportedly told officials at a White House checkpoint that he had a bomb in his car. Sean Patrick Keoughan, 29, said “this is a test” as he was taken to the ground by security, according to NBC News. He was identified Sunday by police.  According to CNN, the Keoughan's claim just after 11 p.m. prompted an upgrade in White House security...
White House promotes satirical article praising Trump's new budget

White House promotes satirical article praising Trump's new budget

Talk about "fake news.”  The White House reportedly shared a story Friday that was written as satire.  According to the Daily Beast, a newsletter sent by President Donald Trump's administration featured a story by Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri and headlined, “Trump’s budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why.&rdquo...
NEW: VP Pence takes photo at Mar-a-Lago with actor Nick Loeb

NEW: VP Pence takes photo at Mar-a-Lago with actor Nick Loeb

Actor and former Delray Beach City Commission candidate Nick Loeb snapped a selfie with Vice President Mike Pence while at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night. The photo, posted to Loeb’s Instagram account, shows Loeb smiling next to the vice president, who was making his first visit to President Donald Trump’s part-time Palm Beach home since Pence and Trump took office in January. ...
Trump, Pence visit Palm Beach as Democratic critic attends fundraiser

Trump, Pence visit Palm Beach as Democratic critic attends fundraiser

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were both in town Saturday as Trump hunkered down for a fifth presidential weekend at Mar-a-Lago while Pence sought to assuage conservative skeptics during his first visit to the island since taking office. The Palm Beach County Democratic Party, meanwhile, tried to capitalize on anti-Trump sentiment by bringing in U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff...
Dem congressman: Trump delivers ‘the whole Moscow narrative’

Dem congressman: Trump delivers ‘the whole Moscow narrative’

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaking at a Palm Beach County Democratic Party fundraiser in West Palm Beach today.
President Trump stops in at cancer charity event at Mar-a-Lago

President Trump stops in at cancer charity event at Mar-a-Lago

Who could resist congratulating an old friend? Especially when that old friend is someone you’d like to appoint to be U.S. ambassador to Austria. And especially when you’re President Donald Trump, and you’re spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago. The president popped into a charity event being held at his Mar-a-Lago Club on Friday night to say hello to Patrick Park, a fellow...
Trump billboard with Nazi symbols stirs controversy in Arizona

Trump billboard with Nazi symbols stirs controversy in Arizona

A billboard that went up along a major street in Phoenix Friday is already generating strong opinion. The billboard features the work of California-based artist Karen Florito, according to KPNX. A portrait of Donald Trump is accompanied by mushroom clouds and swastikas that have been redesigned to look like dollar signs. Instead of an American flag, Trump is wearing a Russian flag lapel pin. >>...
LATEST: Juvenile crashes car outside Mar-a-Lago, faces psych review

LATEST: Juvenile crashes car outside Mar-a-Lago, faces psych review

A juvenile who crashed his car into a fence near Mar-a-Lago Friday evening was given a traffic citation and ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Live updates: Trump in Palm Beach The crash happened just after 6 p.m., prior to the arrival of President Donald Trump, who is visiting his Palm Beach estate for the weekend. According...
Presidential golf tracker: Obama 333, Trump 9(?)

Presidential golf tracker: Obama 333, Trump 9(?)

President Donald Trump trails former President Barack Obama by more than 300 rounds of presidential golf, but Trump has been teeing off at a brisk pace.
UPDATE: Pence, Trump meet at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night

UPDATE: Pence, Trump meet at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night

FINAL UPDATE: Vice President Mike Pence has made his first visit to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club since Trump took office in January. According to pool reports, Trump invited Pence — who spoke Saturday night at a Club for Growth gathering at The Breakers in Palm Beach — to join the president, first lady Melania Trump, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter...
Trump greets supporters in Palm Beach; Pence also coming today

Trump greets supporters in Palm Beach; Pence also coming today

President Donald Trump enters Mar-a-Lago on Friday evening. (Meghan McCarthy/Palm Beach Daily News) President Donald Trump arrived at his tropical White House in Palm Beach Friday night for the fifth weekend since he took office, stopping his motorcade on the way to wave to supporters on Bingham Island.
Editorial: PBC right to seek tax to recoup president-hosting costs

Editorial: PBC right to seek tax to recoup president-hosting costs

Since being sworn in as president less than two months ago, President Donald J. Trump has spent five weekends, including this one, at his gilded estate Mar-a-Lago, which he has dubbed his “Southern White House.” While this is certainly an honor for the area, protecting the Leader of the Free World and his considerable retinue comes with certain costs. So far, the bill to the Palm Beach...
Smart bet or socialism? Trump, Scott and the politics of incentives

Smart bet or socialism? Trump, Scott and the politics of incentives

Surrounded by Brevard County officials and reporters, Gov. Rick Scott stood in an empty field at Kennedy Space Center where a satellite factory soon will rise. The plant, being built by OneWeb Satellites, is a project that President-elect Donald Trump touted as an exemplar of American job creation. The company has raised nearly $2 billion from investors, including a Japanese technology conglomerate...
Goodman Commentary: Obamacare better than came before

Goodman Commentary: Obamacare better than came before

Six years ago, my wife and I came back home to Florida after a two-year sojourn to China, and found ourselves in some serious straits. We were over 60, we weren’t employed and, just at the age when our bodies were likely to start breaking down, we didn’t have health insurance. What’s more, we couldn’t get it. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) — also known as Obamacare &mdash...
UPDATE: Donald Trump arrives for another weekend in Palm Beach

UPDATE: Donald Trump arrives for another weekend in Palm Beach

 5:15 p.m. Trump speaks with President Michel Temer of Brazil by telephone from Mar-a-Lago. President Donald Trump arrived in West Palm Beach shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday for his fifth visit to his winter White House since he took office in January. Traveling with him were his wife Melania, his son Barron and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a billionaire who lives in Palm Beach. The White...
UPDATE: Trump holds VA meeting at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night

UPDATE: Trump holds VA meeting at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night

SATURDAY UPDATE: The White House said President Donald Trump held a meeting to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs while at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night.
Laptop with Trump Tower floor plans, 'sensitive information' stolen from Secret Service agent

Laptop with Trump Tower floor plans, 'sensitive information' stolen from Secret Service agent

A laptop computer with Trump Tower floor plans, information related to the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security details was stolen Thursday from a Secret Service agent’s vehicle, according to multiple reports. The theft was first reported by the New York Daily News. Along with the laptop, unidentified “sensitive” documents were snatched along with...
Waterway restrictions issued for President Trump’s visit this weekend

Waterway restrictions issued for President Trump’s visit this weekend

The Coast Guard has issued its restrictions for the waters around Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach as President Donald Trump is set to arrive this evening. With each of Trump’s visits to his part-time Florida home, the Coast Guard implements three security zones in the Atlantic Ocean to the east of Mar-a-Lago, and in the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Worth Lagoon to the west. The...
BREAKING: Pence coming to Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale this weekend

BREAKING: Pence coming to Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale this weekend

UPDATE: Vice President Mike Pence will come to Palm Beach this weekend before traveling to Fort Lauderdale Sunday morning to attend church.
Mar-a-Lago helipad ready but Marine One not used for Trump’s arrival

Mar-a-Lago helipad ready but Marine One not used for Trump’s arrival

The helicopter landing pad has been completed at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, but the president didn’t use it when he came to Palm Beach tonight for his fifth stay since Inauguration Day. Instead of using taking Marine One from Palm Beach International Airport, Trump traveled by motorcade. If he had taken Marine One to the club, it would have been the first time...

Letters Thrift store items should not be taxed

Thrift store items should not be taxed Why are thrift stores having to tax customers when everything they sell has already been taxed at full value? Other states, including New Jersey, have areas where this is not the case. Most people who shop in these stores watch every cent and this can add up, especially now with the newest tax. DOREEN SHEINMAN, WEST PALM BEACH Previous letter nailed my views...
Cerabino: A taxing solution to pay for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaways

Cerabino: A taxing solution to pay for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago getaways

I just don’t see Mar-a-Lago as a “municipal service benefit unit.” I’ve been to the Palm Beach estate only a few times, so I’m no expert. But I’m certain that after being in close proximity to this majestic 20-acre estate, I’ve never found myself muttering under my breath, “Pretty nice municipal service benefit unit you got over here.” Those words...
AARP: Florida slammed worst by Trumpcare; ‘scared’ at 60 in Lake Worth

AARP: Florida slammed worst by Trumpcare; ‘scared’ at 60 in Lake Worth

More than 450,000 Floridians over age 50 risk taking the nation’s biggest collective punch in the wallet from a House Republican overhaul of the Affordable Care Act, an analysis released Thursday shows. Chris MacLellan, 60, of Lake Worth said he worries he may be priced out of the market completely. “I’m pretty scared about what’s ahead of me,”said MacLellan, an author...
Pence may return to Jacksonville

Pence may return to Jacksonville

Mike Pence talks to First Baptist Church of Jacksonville as Senior Pastor Mac Brunson looks on in this September 2016 image.
McDonald's targets Trump on Twitter; company says it was hacked

McDonald's targets Trump on Twitter; company says it was hacked

Fast-food chain McDonald’s got political Thursday morning in a quickly deleted tweet aimed at President Donald Trump. The company wrote in a subsequent tweet that its account had been hacked. “@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a president and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands,” a tweet posted Thursday morning on the official...
7 things to know now: Trump on wiretapping; March Madness begins; Trudeau, Ivanka go to a show

7 things to know now: Trump on wiretapping; March Madness begins; Trudeau, Ivanka go to a show

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Travel ban on hold: A federal judge in Hawaii blocked the second version of President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration Wednesday, questioning whether the administration was motivated by national security concerns when it issued the order. The ban was to go into effect Thursday. Trump called the ruling, ...
‘THE RADICAL CENTER’OF TRUMP RESISTANCE

‘THE RADICAL CENTER’OF TRUMP RESISTANCE

It would be difficult to imagine three more unlikely political activists. Robb Allan, John Studdard and Chic Kelty are prosperous, straight, white, middle-aged businessmen who met at a club for private pilots. Two are former Republicans. They weren’t political activists. Or particularly active in politics at all. “We were happy plodding along in our largely uncontroversial lives,&rdquo...
Trump in Palm Beach: Officials push to ease restrictions on airport

Trump in Palm Beach: Officials push to ease restrictions on airport

Members of Palm Beach County’s airport advisory board on Wednesday said they would continue to push federal officials to ease flight restrictions at the Lantana airport in the wake of President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to the area. County Airports Director Bruce Pelly said officials with the U.S. Secret Service made it clear during a meeting this month...
Still no portrait of Trump at VA hospital? Vets, Mast cry foul

Still no portrait of Trump at VA hospital? Vets, Mast cry foul

Upset that a portrait of President Donald Trump has yet to be displayed at the Veterans Administration hospital here, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast and a few local veterans took the initiative. On Tuesday morning, Mast, R-Palm City, visited the facility in Riviera Beach with photos of Trump and Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. Mast asked a VA employee to hang the portraits in the hospital’s...
Trumpcare’s quieter cuts gut food, virus safety, groups warn

Trumpcare’s quieter cuts gut food, virus safety, groups warn

Consumers groups are warning of “tragic” consequences from a lesser-known part of the House GOP campaign to roll back Obamacare — whacking $9 billion over multiple years from efforts to battle food-borne illness and viruses such as Zika. Republican committee leaders have called the Prevention and Public Health Fund created by the Affordable Care Act a “slush fund” that...
Will President Trump arrive in Palm Beach at rush hour Friday?

Will President Trump arrive in Palm Beach at rush hour Friday?

On President Donald Trump’s previous four trips as president to his Mar-a-Lago Club, his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport has tied up traffic in the area, often for over an hour. But with Air Force One slated to arrive in Palm Beach County sometime after 6 p.m. Friday, commuters could get some relief from the gridlock they’ve faced in the past. White House Press Secretary...
What they are saying about Rachel Maddow and Trump's tax return

What they are saying about Rachel Maddow and Trump's tax return

On Tuesday night, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow tweeted that she had some of President Donald Trump’s income tax returns and would be sharing them with her viewers a couple of hours later on her nightly show. Maddow’s tweet was initially met with anticipation by those on social media, but, soon after, questions arose about why MSNBC would wait for nearly two hours to reveal the contents...
Trump blasts release of leaked 2005 tax forms

Trump blasts release of leaked 2005 tax forms

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday to sound off about the release of a portion of his 2005 income tax return.
7 things to know now: Will Comey speak; Twitter hacked; Trump's income tax; Ben Affleck

7 things to know now: Will Comey speak; Twitter hacked; Trump's income tax; Ben Affleck

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. An uncompleted film by the late Orson Welles will see the light of day, thanks to Netflix. “The Other Side of the Wind,” which Welles started filming in 1970 but never completed, will be restored and finished, the company announced Tuesday. The movie is a satire about a filmmaker attempting a comeback in Hollywood. One...
Yachts of Trump financial backer, Russian oligarch seen close together

Yachts of Trump financial backer, Russian oligarch seen close together

The coincidences are piling up. After disavowing any contact with President Donald Trump last week, Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev’s state-of-the-art yacht Anna sat anchored in the British Virgin Islands on Friday night when another equally resplendent luxury liner, the Sea Owl, sidled up, according to a website that tracks the movement of yachts. The owner of the dark-hulled...
Yachts of Trump financial backer, Russian oligarch seen close together

Yachts of Trump financial backer, Russian oligarch seen close together

The coincidences are piling up. Russian oligarch Dmitry Rybolovlev last week disavowed any contact with President Donald Trump. But speculation again was stoked when his state-of-the-art yacht Anna sat anchored in the British Virgin Islands on Friday night and another equally resplendent luxury liner, the Sea Owl, sidled up, according to a website that tracks the movement of yachts. The owner of the...
Official: Tax Mar-a-Lago owner to help pay for cost of Trump visits

Official: Tax Mar-a-Lago owner to help pay for cost of Trump visits

President Donald Trump has taken to calling his Mar-a-Lago spread on Palm Beach the “winter White House.” Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner wonders if it should have another name: “municipal service benefit unit.” Kerner’s name is far less catchy than Trump’s, but it could give the county a way to impose a special tax on Trump to reimburse the county for...
Snoop Dogg 'shoots' Trump character in controversial music video

Snoop Dogg 'shoots' Trump character in controversial music video

Snoop Dogg points a fake gun at a character dressed as a clown-President Donald Trump and pulls the trigger, unfurling a flag that says "BANG!," in a controversial new video for the song "Lavender." Earlier in the video, a police officer, also dressed as a clown, shoots a motorist after a traffic stop while a passerby films it on his cellphone. The profanity-riddled...
7 things to know now: Winter storm; Pi Day protest; drones ok'd

7 things to know now: Winter storm; Pi Day protest; drones ok'd

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. 1. Ok’s drone strikes: President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The authority was granted for CIA operations in Syria, but it was not clear if the agency had the authority to carry...
GOP health plan would add 24M uninsured, cut deficit by $337B, CBO projects

GOP health plan would add 24M uninsured, cut deficit by $337B, CBO projects

The CBO projects that repealing Obamacare and implementing House Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan, dubbed “Trumpcare” or “Ryancare” by some, will save the government $337 billion through 2026 in on- and off-budget deficit reduction. Projections also show that tens of millions of Americans would opt out of health insurance or become unable to pay for it; the CBO says “most&rdquo...
Former Bush official critical of Trump on trade, immigration, Cuba

Former Bush official critical of Trump on trade, immigration, Cuba

Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez repudiated President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration, trade and Cuba during a speech to the Forum Club in West Palm Beach Monday. Gutierrez’ remarks underscored the divide that remains in the Republican Party between those who embrace free trade and immigration as crucial cogs in the county’s economic wheel and those supporting...
Who are the key players in the Russia/Trump saga?

Who are the key players in the Russia/Trump saga?

Here are some of the key players in the Trump-Russia story. Manafort was the chairman of Donald Trump’s campaign, but resigned in August 2016 after revelations surfaced about his work on behalf of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych was a supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to The Associated Press, Manafort “helped a pro-Russian governing party...
Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago this weekend for fifth presidential visit

Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago this weekend for fifth presidential visit

President Donald Trump will return to Palm Beach this weekend, marking what will be his fifth visit to his Mar-a-Lago Club since taking office in January. It also appears the president could return to Palm Beach in April joined by a high-profile visitor. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: President Donald Trump in Palm Beach White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the...
Tech billionaire Mark Cuban for president? Well, he's not ruling it out

Tech billionaire Mark Cuban for president? Well, he's not ruling it out

Will Texas billionaire Mark Cuban run for president? During a talk at South by Southwest, the judge of the reality show "Shark Tank" didn't rule out a 2020 race for the White House. "I've got a lot of time to decide, and we'll see what happens," he told the crowd. Cuban's topic was government and tech disruption, and he spent plenty of time taking on President Donald...
Kellyanne Conway walks back spying microwave claim: 'I'm not Inspector Gadget'

Kellyanne Conway walks back spying microwave claim: 'I'm not Inspector Gadget'

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday walked back suggestions that the government used a wide range of tools to spy on President Donald Trump in the run up to November's election, including "microwaves that turn into cameras." Conway first implied such tools were used on Sunday when Mike Kelly, a columnist for The Record in Bergen County, New Jersey, asked whether she knew if Trump...
UPDATE: President Trump coming to Mar-a-Lago for fifth weekend visit

UPDATE: President Trump coming to Mar-a-Lago for fifth weekend visit

President Donald Trump is planning to return to his Mar-a-Lago Club this coming weekend, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Spicer, who reported the president’s plans at Monday’s White House press briefing, did not say how long the president would stay in Palm Beach. However, according to a new advisory issued Monday morning by the Federal Aviation Administration, Trump...
Report: Trump to host Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago next month

Report: Trump to host Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago next month

Chinese President is coming to Mar-a-Lago next month, according to a report at Axios.com. President Donald Trump will host Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach next month, according to a report this morning in Axios.
Trump to host Chinese president for Mar-a-Lago visit, report says

Trump to host Chinese president for Mar-a-Lago visit, report says

President Donald Trump is planning a two-day meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, according to Axios. The news outlet cited “officials familiar with the planning” as saying no golf is planned on the trip, which tentatively is set for April 6-7. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: President Donald Trump in Palm Beach...
7 things to know now: Congress wants evidence from Trump; March Madness; Nor'easter

7 things to know now: Congress wants evidence from Trump; March Madness; Nor'easter

1. Where’s the evidence: The leaders of the House intelligence committee has asked President Donald Trump to turn over any evidence he has that would back up his claim that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during his presidential campaign. A letter sent by committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-Calif), and  Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.), asked for the evidence to be turned...
At SXSW, Joe Biden pushes to end divisions that hamper fight against cancer

At SXSW, Joe Biden pushes to end divisions that hamper fight against cancer

The so-called Cancer Moonshot work, which Joe and Jill Biden say they plan to devote the rest of their lives to, was the topic of a much-anticipated presentation at the conference, where government talk has taken center stage amid a divisive political climate. Joe Biden stopped short of devoting significant time criticizing President Donald Trump’s administration, but did draw applause...
John McCain: Trump should provide evidence of wiretapping or retract accusation

John McCain: Trump should provide evidence of wiretapping or retract accusation

McCain again came out and said Trump either needs to retract his comments that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on his phones at Trump Tower or provide some proof. Trump has been quiet about his wiretap allegation since tweeting it more than one week ago. Tapper asked McCain that if there is no proof for what the president said, “should President Trump take back his charge and...
Donald Trump Jr. says he has virtually 'zero contact' with father now

Donald Trump Jr. says he has virtually 'zero contact' with father now

At a fundraiser Saturday night, Trump Jr. said his relationship with his father has changed since he and his brother, Eric, took over the family businesses. “I basically have zero contact with him at this point,” Trump Jr. said, according to The Daily Beast. In January, Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president and relinquished control of his company to his sons. That decision...
Here's why Zac Posen won't be dressing Melania, Ivanka Trump

Here's why Zac Posen won't be dressing Melania, Ivanka Trump

According to The Daily Beast, Posen has joined a long list of high-fashion designers who won't be dressing the Trump family, including Tom Ford, Sophie Theallet, Phillip Lim and Marc Jacobs. “I’m very upset with the state of affairs right now,” Posen told The Daily Beast. “I always try to be optimistic. I think that freedom will prevail. And I don’t dictate...
Fake news? Trump aides push back on golf report

Fake news? Trump aides push back on golf report

President Donald Trump and top aides meeting at one of Trump’s golf clubs in Sterling, Va., on Saturday.
Baldwin's back as 'SNL' skewers Trump, Ivanka, Sessions