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Trump doesn't hold Ramadan dinner, breaking White House tradition

Trump doesn't hold Ramadan dinner, breaking White House tradition

President Donald Trump did not hold a White House dinner to mark the end of Ramadan, breaking an annual tradition dating back to President Bill Clinton's administration. CNN reported that Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama held yearly iftar dinners celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Additionally, President Thomas Jefferson in 1805 made sure a formal White House dinner...
Senate ‘replace’ bill hazardous to Floridians’ health

Senate ‘replace’ bill hazardous to Floridians’ health

So Sen. Marco Rubio is hedging on the finally unveiled Senate health-care bill, saying he first needs to huddle with state Republican leaders. He also wants to talk to health-care providers, insurers and patient advocates. A good idea. Why couldn’t the rest of his fellow Republicans in the Senate have thought of that before writing such a heartless bill? What Rubio is likely to hear is widespread...
Trump card: Democrat Bill Nelson invokes president 7 times in money plea

Trump card: Democrat Bill Nelson invokes president 7 times in money plea

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump are teaming up against Sen. Bill Nelson, says Nelson in a new fundraising appeal. When President Donald Trump paused at a Miami rally last week to urge Florida Gov. Rick Scott to run for U.S. Senate next year, he pretty much wrote Sen. Bill Nelson‘s next fundraising appeal to...
Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll ‘fight for Florida’ in Washington next week

Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll ‘fight for Florida’ in Washington next week

Florida Gov. Rick Scott during a January visit to Washington for President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he’ll visit Washington next week to “fight for Florida” on the details of a Senate health care bill. Scott  joins Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in publicly professing wariness over...
NEW: What Trump said as he signed new VA accountability act

NEW: What Trump said as he signed new VA accountability act

President Donald Trump on Friday signed the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, a law that will make it easier to fire Veteran Affairs employees. Below is the full text of Trump’s remarks at the signing ceremony: Thank you very much. (Applause.) Thank you very much, everybody. That's really greatly appreciated.   And thank you to Secretary Shulkin for...
WATCH: Trump drives golf cart over green at his course

WATCH: Trump drives golf cart over green at his course

Donald Trump’s no stranger to golf, which makes his recent drive a bit of a head-scratcher. During a recent round at his club in Bedminster, N.J., the president appeared to commit a major golf etiqutte sin by driving his golf cart over the green in a video posted to Twitter — or at least much closer to the green than is usually allowed, in order to avoid damaging the...
Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Former President Barack Obama criticized a Republican Senate bill proposed Thursday that would repeal and replace parts of his signature Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, calling the measure bad for Americans and saying that it has “fundamental meanness” at its core. “Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family – this bill...
Ted Deutch wants role probing whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

Ted Deutch wants role probing whether Donald Trump obstructed justice

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BboQ3dEyKIg&w=492&h=307] U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, and other Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are stepping up efforts to get their committee to look into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice in the ongoing probe over Russian influence in the 2016 election. Rep. Ted Deutch,, D-Boca...
Rubio a maybe, Nelson a no on Republican health care bill

Rubio a maybe, Nelson a no on Republican health care bill

Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will decide whether to support a Senate GOP health care bill “on the basis of how it impacts Florida,” his office said Thursday. Rubio’s office characterized the just-unveiled legislation as a work in progress as four other Senate Republicans — Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin &mdash...
12 times Donald Trump tweeted about his Mar-a-Lago Club

12 times Donald Trump tweeted about his Mar-a-Lago Club

President Donald Trump loves his Mar-a-Lago Club.  Within his first 100 days in office, Trump made seven trips to his part-time Palm Beach home, and on two of those trips he hosted world leaders: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February, and Chinese President Xi Jinping in April. Trump purchased the estate in 1985 from the estate of cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, and...
Senate health care bill: Secret is out, see what it means for you

Senate health care bill: Secret is out, see what it means for you

GOP leader Mitch McConnell said a Senate health plan unveiled Thursday will “free Americans” from Obamacare’s taxes and mandates while offering greater help to low-income people than a House bill does, but it faced immediate criticism from Democrats and at least four Republican conservative senators whose support it needs to pass. RELATED: Marco Rubio and Obamacare: Taxpayer hero...
Health care: Marco Rubio wants Florida input; Bill Nelson slams GOP bill

Health care: Marco Rubio wants Florida input; Bill Nelson slams GOP bill

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio will decide whether to support a Republican health care bill “on the basis of how it impacts Florida,” his office said this afternoon. Rubio’s office characterized the just-unveiled legislation as a work in progress as four other Senate Republicans ...
Donald Trump: No Comey ‘tapes’ — at least not by me

Donald Trump: No Comey ‘tapes’ — at least not by me

President Donald Trump stops his motorcade to greet supporters on Bingham Island near Mar-a-Lago in March. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) It was one of the most talked-about tweets of President Donald Trump‘s time in office. A few days after firing FBI Director James Comey, Trump took to Twitter in what proved to be an unsuccessful effort to head...
Trump doesn't have Comey tapes

Trump doesn't have Comey tapes

After President Donald Trump first hinted that he might have recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey, he admitted Thursday on Twitter that he had no such tapes. “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea ... whether there are 'tapes' or recordings of my conversations...
JUST IN: Trump’s West Palm club income rises nearly $1 million

JUST IN: Trump’s West Palm club income rises nearly $1 million

President Donald Trump’s suburban West Palm Beach golf club has seen a rise in income, according to recently filed financial documents. Trump’s personal financial disclosure form, which he voluntarily submitted last week to the Office of Government Ethics, also shows that the West Palm club made the least money of Trump’s Palm Beach County properties for the 15-month period covered...
Here’s how much Trump made on his Jupiter property

Here’s how much Trump made on his Jupiter property

President Donald Trump’s northern Palm Beach County golf course is making more money, according to recently filed financial documents. Trump last Friday voluntarily submitted his personal financial disclosure form to the Office of Government Ethics, offering the first look at his finances since taking office this year. According to the 98-page federal disclosure document, Trump National...
NEW: 14 times Donald Trump has tweeted about Palm Beach

NEW: 14 times Donald Trump has tweeted about Palm Beach

President Donald Trump has made Palm Beach his part-time home, spending weekends there during the ritzy town’s social season and hosting charity events at his Mar-a-Lago Club. Through the years, Trump has taken to Twitter — his favorite form of social media — to talk about the island and nearby West Palm Beach. From commenting on the price of gas, to touting his Trump International...
EXCLUSIVE: Mast vulnerable in DCCC poll, could face Aronberg challenge

EXCLUSIVE: Mast vulnerable in DCCC poll, could face Aronberg challenge

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee won’t say if Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg is the candidate its polling shows leading U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, but an internal memo indicates the DCCC believes recapturing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 is still a possibility despite losing a high-profile race in Georgia on Tuesday. Aronberg was mentioned...
Noted Boynton Beach Trump fan Gene Huber in Iowa for rally

Noted Boynton Beach Trump fan Gene Huber in Iowa for rally

President Donald Trump with Boynton Beach resident Gene Huber at a rally in Melbourne n February. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Boynton Beach man Gene Huber, who gained instant fame in February when President Donald Trump called him onstage at a rally in Melbourne, doesn’t limit his support of the president to Florida events.
JUST IN: How much did Mar-a-Lago rake in? Trump documents disagree

JUST IN: How much did Mar-a-Lago rake in? Trump documents disagree

According to last week’s financial disclosure, the exclusive club took in $37 million over a 15-month period that ended this spring, up significantly from the $20.7 million in income the club reported in a similar federal financial document in July 2016 — two months before the end of its fiscal year, the documents show. But net profits were likely far less than the reported income...
Donald Trump on Twitter: The president’s latest tweets

Donald Trump on Twitter: The president’s latest tweets

President Donald Trump uses Twitter unlike anyone in politics before him. Because of his unconventional approach to communicating with his constituents, Trump’s Twitter feed has become a must-follow for supporters and opponents alike, with the 45th president of the United States amassing a following of nearing 33 million as of mid-June.  Trump posts daily to his Twitter account, taking...
Marco Rubio, Ivanka Trump share in jokes over awkward hug photo

Marco Rubio, Ivanka Trump share in jokes over awkward hug photo

Call it the hug heard ’round the world. Or, rather, the hug-that-almost-was heard ’round the world?  Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Ivanka Trump joined in on the social media laughs after a photo showing the pair in some sort of awkward embrace went viral. The photo that started everything was snapped by Associated Press reporter Erica Werner and shared on her Twitter...
NEW: Donald Trump swimsuit that's shocking the Internet 

NEW: Donald Trump swimsuit that's shocking the Internet 

Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to break out those bathing suits and hit the pool.  Last month, the Internet went crazy over a red swimsuit, but now two other swimsuits are here to make you question everything.  The first features President Donald Trump, which might be perfect if you've ever dreamed of chilling at Mar-a- Largo.  It’s called the &ldquo...
Trump vows Cuba tourism curb, but biggest hold-up is exile reticence

Trump vows Cuba tourism curb, but biggest hold-up is exile reticence

Two takeaways from President Donald Trump’s Cuba speech in Miami on June 16. One, when it comes to Cuba, it’s very hard for one American president to undo what the previous one did. Trump said he was “canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” But in reality, he ratified two major pieces of President Barack Obama’s Cuba opening &mdash...
VIDEO: Chinese protester tells tale behind desperate act near Trump summit

VIDEO: Chinese protester tells tale behind desperate act near Trump summit

On April 6, as fans and protesters alike anticipated the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s motorcade on Lantana Road during his summit with President Donald Trump, a 52-year-old woman darted into the road and into oncoming traffic — surprising even the protesters with her. A Palm Beach County sheriff’s major quickly pulled Yong Tian Ma out of the path of a car in the...
NEW: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could get permanent Coast Guard security zones

NEW: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago could get permanent Coast Guard security zones

The Coast Guard wants citizen and boater input on permanent security zones it plans to put in place in the waters around President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club. For each of the president’s Palm Beach visits since taking office in January, the Coast Guard has issued a notice with three temporary security areas: Boaters are barred from traveling in the Intracoastal...
Georgia congressional candidates Ossoff, Handel slam ad that ties Dems to Scalise shooting

Georgia congressional candidates Ossoff, Handel slam ad that ties Dems to Scalise shooting

Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel strongly condemned an attack ad that surfaced Sunday accusing the “unhinged left” of endorsing violence against Republicans days before the nationally watched race to represent Georgia’s 6th District is decided. The ad, funded by a little-known group called the Principled PAC, opens with sounds of gunshots and footage of U...
Cerabino: To be or not to be for Trumped-up Shakespeare?

Cerabino: To be or not to be for Trumped-up Shakespeare?

If you run a local playhouse, you may want to consider doing some Trumped-up Shakespeare. It’s quite the rage. New York’s Public Theater just wrapped up a run of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” in the city’s Central Park with the title character played by an actor with a mop of a hairpiece, an unusually long red tie, and his Calpurnia transformed into a wife with...
Researchers: Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet

Researchers: Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet

The personal information of nearly all of America’s 200 million registered voters was left unprotected in an online database discovered last week by a cybersecurity firm in what the company described as the “largest known data exposure of its kind.” The database, owned by Republican data firm Deep Root Analytics, included names, dates of birth, home addresses, phone numbers, voter...
Political rise spurs sales of Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal, but other titles languish

Political rise spurs sales of Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal, but other titles languish

President Donald Trump‘s political rise has sparked sales for his two big hits as an author, The Art of the Deal (published in 1987) and Time to Get Tough (2011). As of July 15, 2015, Trump reported less than $50,000 in royalties for The Art of the Deal and less than $100,000 for Time to Get Tough. In the latest disclosure, dated June 14, 2017, Trump reports royalties of up to $1 million apiece...
LOOK: Mike Pence got a puppy for Father’s Day

LOOK: Mike Pence got a puppy for Father’s Day

Vice President Mike Pence got quite the Father’s Day surprise this weekend. The second lady and daughters presented the vice president with a puppy named Harley. The family also adopted a gray tabby kitten named Hazel. The Pences spent the weekend in Indianapolis and brought their new pets to Washington, D.C., for the first time when the family returned to the vice president’s residence...
Trump, first lady pose with gay RI Teacher of the Year holding lace fan 

Trump, first lady pose with gay RI Teacher of the Year holding lace fan 

A memorable photo of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania in the Oval Office with the Rhode Island Teacher of the Year is raising an eyebrow or two. That’s because Nikos Giannopoulos, an openly gay teacher, struck a slightly cocky pose while holding a black lace fan, wearing a rainbow LGBTQ pin, a ring through his nose and a gold anchor around his neck for the photo last week....
NEW: Trump mystique could boost sales at West Palm condo tower

NEW: Trump mystique could boost sales at West Palm condo tower

President Donald Trump has put Palm Beach County on the map. And now professionals in the real estate market are starting to see a business opportunity. In the 10 months since Great Gulf of Canada submitted plans to build a 27-story tower on South Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, a certain part-time winter resident has continued his seasonal treks to Palm Beach, turning what was once...
Biden: Democrats ‘need to refocus our attention’ on uniting America

Biden: Democrats ‘need to refocus our attention’ on uniting America

More than seven months after Donald Trump’s presidential victory stunned Democrats, former Vice President Joe Biden offered yet another critique of his party’s failings — and perhaps a rationale for his own 2020 candidacy — in a Saturday night speech that faulted Democrats for losing touch with a crucial segment of voters. Biden accused Trump of appealing to “some...
READ: President Donald Trump’s Father’s Day proclamation

READ: President Donald Trump’s Father’s Day proclamation

President Donald Trump on Friday issued a proclamation declaring Sunday to be Father’s Day. Presidents historically issue proclamations for holidays, noting the importance of the day and making remarks on the holiday’s significance. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: Latest news on President Donald Trump » To cheers in Miami, Trump attacks Obama, tightens some Cuba policies Trump has five...
To cheers in Miami, Trump attacks Obama, tightens some Cuba policies

To cheers in Miami, Trump attacks Obama, tightens some Cuba policies

A thousand miles from the special counsel and other tumults of Washington, President Donald Trump basked in the adoration of cheering Cuban Americans here Friday as he reversed former President Barack Obama by signing an order to tighten some travel and trade restrictions with communist Cuba. In a sweltering theater in the city’s Little Havana community, Trump shared a stage with Cuban...
NEW: Latest effort to ease the flight ban when Trump visits Palm Beach

NEW: Latest effort to ease the flight ban when Trump visits Palm Beach

Palm Beach County has drafted a resolution calling on the federal government to exempt the Lantana airport from some temporary flight restrictions imposed during President Donald Trump’s visits to his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Palm Beach. The resolution, up for discussion when commissioners meet on Tuesday, directs County Administrator Verdenia Baker or her designee to work with the county&rsquo...
READ: President Donald Trump’s remarks announcing Cuba policy

READ: President Donald Trump’s remarks announcing Cuba policy

President Donald Trump on Friday announced his new policy on Cuba. Below is the full text of his remarks, provided by the White House: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. Thank you very much. Great honor. And thank you to my truly great friend, Vice President Mike Pence — he’s terrific. (Applause.) And thank you to Miami. We love Miami. Let me start by saying that I’m glad Secretary...
In Miami, Trump predicts Cuban regime’s ‘end is within the very near future’

In Miami, Trump predicts Cuban regime’s ‘end is within the very near future’

MIAMI — President Donald Trump announced a tightening of some restrictions on communist Cuba today as he shared  a stage with Cuban dissidents, Bay of Pigs veterans and family members of those killed 21 years ago when Cuba’s military shot down a civilian plane belonging to a pro-refugee group.
Trump to Little Havana crowd: ‘You wouldn’t move to Palm Beach?’

Trump to Little Havana crowd: ‘You wouldn’t move to Palm Beach?’

President Donald Trump made a stop in Miami on Friday to announce his new Cuba policy. And while he stopped short of visiting his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, he still dropped a mention of his part-time hometown into his speech. The Palm Beach nod came toward the close of Trump’s time onstage. “I want to thank Little Havana,” he said, then opened his arms wide and smiled...
NEW: How Trump’s Cuba policy could affect your travel plans

NEW: How Trump’s Cuba policy could affect your travel plans

President Donald Trump announced his Cuba policy today in Miami. Since President Barack Obama began taking steps to loosen travel and trade restrictions on the island nation in late 2014, there has been an increase in people heading there from the U.S. If you plan to travel to Cuba, here are six things you should know, based on early reports on Trump’s policy: One policy Trump is reinstating...
Russia investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself

Russia investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself

Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the top Justice Department official overseeing the special counsel’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, has told officials that he might have to recuse himself from the investigation, according to a report from ABC News. Rosenstein took charge of the investigation in March after Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the FBI director'

Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the FBI director'

President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time Friday that he is under investigation for firing former FBI director James Comey. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI director by the man who told me to fire the FBI director!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Witch hunt.” It was not immediately clear who he was referring to by “the man who told me to fire the FBI...
Watch live: Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

Watch live: Trump returns to Florida to unveil Cuba policy

Donald Trump campaigning at the Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami in October. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald) President Donald Trump, a South Florida fixture during his first three months in office, ends two months of exile from the Sunshine State today today to announce he’s reversing some of former President Barack Obama‘s policies toward communist Cuba.
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