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Trump accusers call for congressional investigation into alleged sexual misconduct

Trump accusers call for congressional investigation into alleged sexual misconduct

Update 3:15 p.m. Dec. 11: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied the allegations levied against President Donald Trump in a news briefing Monday, telling reporters that the president has “addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations.” "The American people knew this and voted for the president, and we feel like we're ready...
Trump departs with a wave to fundraiser guests at Mar-a-Lago

Trump departs with a wave to fundraiser guests at Mar-a-Lago

Maybe it’s his ongoing battle with the “fake” news-ers, or that irksome back-and-forth on the tax bill. Or maybe he and Sen. Lindsay Graham had four hours of hooks, slices and bad lies. Whichever. It didn’t matter to the guests at The Mar-a-Lago Club, whose Holiday Dessert Trio came with a teeny-tiny serving of a slightly grumpy POTUS. Delivered with a facial expression...
Trump hits Twitter, golf course before heading home

Trump hits Twitter, golf course before heading home

President Donald Trump wrapped up his latest weekend at his Mar-a-Lago Club on Sunday by using two of his favorite activities — tweeting and golfing — to urge Congress to enact tax cuts and agree on a spending plan to keep the federal government running beyond Dec. 22. Trump hit the links at Trump International Golf Club with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a frequent critic and sometime...
Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to D.C. after day of golf with Sen. Lindsey Graham

Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to D.C. after day of golf with Sen. Lindsey Graham

UPDATE, 7:30 p.m.: Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland at 7:14 p.m. UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: While supporters of the president congregated toward Palm Beach, about 25 protesters braved what constitutes a Florida cold snap near to Interstate 95 on Sunday as his motorcade headed to the airport to return to Washington D.C. They held signs "Corrupt," "Mueller is...
Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017; here's what it said

Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017; here's what it said

Twitter has released its end-of-year stats and revealed that former President Barack Obama had the most-liked tweet of 2017. >> Read more trending news His tweet, sent in August after white nationalists marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, has been liked 4.6 million times. The tweet reads, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background...
Trump in Palm Beach: Roy Moore support, media scorn, no golf

Trump in Palm Beach: Roy Moore support, media scorn, no golf

President Donald Trump, spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate, reiterated his support for Alabama Republican Roy Moore’s controversial Senate bid on Saturday and hammered the media over a pair of high-profile erroneous stories while also fitting in a side trip to Mississippi. Trump also shattered precedent by not visiting one of his golf courses — the first time in nine presidential...
Palm Beach official on town’s climate change concerns: ‘Tweet this to the president’

Palm Beach official on town’s climate change concerns: ‘Tweet this to the president’

Last month, one of the major developers in the town of Palm Beach rang the bell on climate change, urging officials to study ways to reboot zoning rules so homes and businesses are less vulnerable to damage from flooding and high winds. The Frisbie family, which is redeveloping the historic Testa site on Royal Poinciana Way, warned of massive flooding from a storm surge that would sweep into...
Looks like Ron DeSantis will go Full Trump in Florida governor bid

Looks like Ron DeSantis will go Full Trump in Florida governor bid

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis introducing President Donald Trump in Pensacola on Friday night. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who’s expected to launch a Republican bid for Florida governor in 2018, is leaving little doubt that he’ll be running as an enthusiastic supporter of President Donald Trump. DeSantis and Rep. Matt Gaetz flew with Trump on Air...
Trump in Palm Beach: Tweets on immigration, ‘fake news’, football after Miss. trip

Trump in Palm Beach: Tweets on immigration, ‘fake news’, football after Miss. trip

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.: Trump wades into the immigration debate once again with a new tweet and a video. UPDATE 6:40 p.m.:  Trump congratulates Army for the win in the Army-Navy Game.  UPDATE 5 p.m.: Trump tweeted several photos from the Mississippi arena he spoke at today. The president wrote, to “demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS” because a journalist shared images...
Trump in Palm Beach: Late-night arrival begins 9th Mar-a-Lago visit

Trump in Palm Beach: Late-night arrival begins 9th Mar-a-Lago visit

President Donald Trump arrived at Palm Beach International Airport at about 11:25 p.m. Friday to begin his ninth visit to Palm Beach since taking office. The president is scheduled to leave his Mar-a-Lago estate Saturday morning and fly out of PBIA at 8:45 a.m. for a six-hour side trip to Mississippi. After attending the openings of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights...
President Trump follows up his son's swings at CNN's botched reporting

President Trump follows up his son's swings at CNN's botched reporting

At a rally Friday night, President Trump basked in the recent corrections media outlets have been forced to make to their reporting, most specifically CNN’s recent botched story on the Trump campaign and Wikileaks. “Did you see all the corrections the media’s been making?” the president asked the crowd. “They’re saying, ‘Sorry, we’ve made a&ndash...
Trump in Palm Beach: Trump arrives in Palm Beach after rally in Pensacola

Trump in Palm Beach: Trump arrives in Palm Beach after rally in Pensacola

1:06 a.m.: President Donald Trump sent one final tweet, which included a photograph from his rally in Pensacola. 11:45 p.m.: Air Force One landed at Palm Beach International Airport around 11:30 p.m. after President Donald Trump delivered a campaign speech in Pensacola.  The president deplaned and gave a quick wave to those at the airport before boarding an SUV...
Goodman: Call the GOP’s tax bill what you like, it sure isn’t democratic

Goodman: Call the GOP’s tax bill what you like, it sure isn’t democratic

An incredibly unpopular bill, passed by an incredibly unpopular Congress, to be signed by an incredibly unpopular president. That, to paraphrase a Washington Post headline, is the tax bill that the House and Senate are cooking up on Capitol Hill. Adjustments are still being made to satisfy one interest group or another, but the gist of the thing is set: Corporations and wealthy Americans will benefit...
For Trump! Against Trump! Lake Worth street reflects national split

For Trump! Against Trump! Lake Worth street reflects national split

North Lakeside Drive in Lake Worth is filled with lovely homes, neatly manicured lawns, quiet streets. It almost looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. But the street, or one small corner of it, takes on another life as a kind of hotbed for and against President Donald Trump. One homeowner, for instance, has four Trump signs around her house supporting the president. A large sign is tied around two...
Traffic restrictions for Trump’s visit now in effect in Palm Beach

Traffic restrictions for Trump’s visit now in effect in Palm Beach

With President Donald Trump expected to be in Palm Beach late tonight, the town has put traffic restrictions into place near Mar-a-Lago. Starting at 1 p.m. today through Sunday, cars and pedestrians are prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions extend eastward to the ocean. Residents living south of the South...
Trump in Palm Beach: President’s ninth visit comes with new wrinkles

Trump in Palm Beach: President’s ninth visit comes with new wrinkles

President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Mar-a-Lago should feature the least disruptive arrival motorcade of his presidency and a brief Saturday reprieve for weekend pilots who are grounded when the president is in town. Trump, whose eight previous presidential visits have often snarled rush hour traffic between Palm Beach International Airport and his tropical White House, isn’t expected...
Why the Secret Service is involved in Palm Beach’s utilities project

Why the Secret Service is involved in Palm Beach’s utilities project

Palm Beach’s town-wide burial of overhead utilities shifts into Phase 2 next year, when construction will move into the neighborhood of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Kimley-Horn, an engineering firm and the town’s project consultant, has been talking to the U.S. Secret Service about ways to keep the multi-million-dollar project humming along, with as little...
Impeach Trump? Two Palm Beach County Democrats say it’s worth debate

Impeach Trump? Two Palm Beach County Democrats say it’s worth debate

U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, were among only 58 House members voting against tabling an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) An impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump was blocked by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday with a majority of Democrats...
Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires

Chelsea Handler evacuates, blames Trump for California wildfires

Television personality Chelsea Handler, among the thousands forced to evacuate due to the raging California wildfires, called out President Donald Trump in a controversial tweet about the blaze Wednesday. “It’s like Donald Trump is setting the world on fire. Literally and figuratively,” she wrote. Handler’s antipathy for Trump often fuels her busy Twitter feed. &ldquo...
Local reps among few who voted to consider Trump impeachment

Local reps among few who voted to consider Trump impeachment

U.S. Reps. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, bucked their own party’s leadership Wednesday and voted to consider an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump. The impeachment resolution by Rep. Al Green, D-Tex., was tabled on a lopsided 364-to-58 vote, with all Republicans and a majority of Democrats voting to set the measure aside...
How do local Jewish leaders feel about Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

How do local Jewish leaders feel about Trump’s Jerusalem decision?

Many in the Palm Beach County Jewish community are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy there, but some leaders are concerned about looming violence. Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of the Palm Beach Synagogue said this decision should have been made 50 years ago after the battles of the 1960s and 1970s. “I think it&rsquo...
Jewish leaders in Palm Beach happy with Trump decision on Jerusalem

Jewish leaders in Palm Beach happy with Trump decision on Jerusalem

Palm Beach Jewish leaders are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the United States embassy there. Rabbi Moshe Scheiner of the Palm Beach Synagogue said this decision should have been made 50 years ago after the battles of the 1960s and 1970s. “I think it’s symbolic but it’s important because it shapes public...
Florida pols weigh in on Trump recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Florida pols weigh in on Trump recognizing Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Israel on a trade mission, praises President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Florida politicians had mixed responses to President Donald Trump‘s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to develop a plan to move the U.S. embassy...
Trump in Palm Beach: Late Friday arrival, Mississippi side trip

Trump in Palm Beach: Late Friday arrival, Mississippi side trip

President Donald Trump should arrive at Mar-a-Lago late Friday night, then take a side trip to Mississippi on Saturday before returning to his tropical estate for the rest of the weekend, new notices from the Federal Aviation Administration suggest. Trump is scheduled to appear at a campaign rally in Pensacola on Friday night before flying to Palm Beach International Airport. The FAA today issued...
Society Insider: Lara Trump runs half marathon in Palm Beaches race

Society Insider: Lara Trump runs half marathon in Palm Beaches race

Presidential daughter-in-law Lara Trump, barely three months out of the delivery room, wedged a 13.1-mile run into her post-Thanksgiving vacation by participating in the Palm Beaches Marathon. Her 1:53:58 finish earned her 69th place in the women’s half-marathon division. But did she celebrate by pouring a bottle of her father-in-law’s champers over her head? Nope. Instead she...
Road closures near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago start at 1 p.m. Friday

Road closures near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago start at 1 p.m. Friday

With President Donald Trump expected to be in Palm Beach this weekend, the town announced today that road closures will go into effect starting at 1 p.m. on Friday and last through Sunday. During that time, cars and pedestrians are prohibited on South Ocean Boulevard from the intersection of South County Road to Southern Boulevard. The travel restrictions extend eastward to the ocean. Residents living...
December 3, 2017 Editorial Cartoon

December 3, 2017 Editorial Cartoon

If you’re curious about the offbeat view of local history my past editorial cartoons offer, why not check out my 20-year retrospective book,  Billionaires and Butterfly Ballots, a 20-Year ‘Cartoonspective’ currently on sale, along with original cartoons and prints, at  PalmBeachCartoons.com?  
Always a Palm Beach County connection: Roy Moore edition

Always a Palm Beach County connection: Roy Moore edition

Debbie Wesson Gibson of Delray Beach looks through a scrapbook from her senior year in high school, where several pages include what she says is evidence of her relationship with Roy Moore when she was 17 and he was 34. (Photo by Jon Gerberg/The Washington Post) Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore — the accused child molester...
Achilles dinner-dance business as usual for Mar-a-Lago Club

Achilles dinner-dance business as usual for Mar-a-Lago Club

If the mass defection of charity balls will change Mar-a-Lago this social season, there was no evidence at Saturday night’s dinner dance for the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Vets. The Bentleys, Maseratis and Rolls-Royces still made the slow, cautious turn into the graveled driveway, lined on both sides with an unbroken line of American flags in honor of the night’s patriotic theme...
Time announces Person of the Year finalists

Time announces Person of the Year finalists

President Donald Trump might be Time’s Person of the Year. Or it might be Kim Jong Un. Or Colin Kaepernick. Or the #MeToo Movement. Despite Trump’s recent tweet suggesting he’d passed on the honor, the magazine hasn’t declared who makes the cut but is releasing its short list. See Time’s full list here. Trump, who was named POTY in 2016, joins Amazon/Washington...
Trump plans return to Palm Beach this weekend amid other appearances

Trump plans return to Palm Beach this weekend amid other appearances

President Donald Trump appears to be planning a return visit to Mar-a-Lago this weekend. New advisories from the Federal Aviation Administration show airspace will be restricted over West Palm Beach from Friday through Sunday, with details that are hallmarks of a presidential visit. Other advisories were issued for relatively close trips — to Pensacola on Friday, and Jackson, Miss., on Saturday...
Billy Bush says Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape is real in scathing op-ed

Billy Bush says Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape is real in scathing op-ed

Former "Access Hollywood" and "Today" host Billy Bush is back in the spotlight. In a scathing New York Times op-ed published Sunday, Bush said the 2005 tape that captured now-President Donald Trump making explicit comments about groping women is real. "Of course he said it," wrote Bush, who was heard laughing and egging on Trump in the hot-mic audio that surfaced during...
'SNL': Trump meets ghosts of Flynn, Billy Bush, Putin, Hillary Clinton in 'Christmas Carol' parody

'SNL': Trump meets ghosts of Flynn, Billy Bush, Putin, Hillary Clinton in 'Christmas Carol' parody

"Saturday Night Live" gave President Donald Trump's White House a "Christmas Carol" spin in the latest episode's cold open. In the sketch, which quickly shot to the top spot on YouTube's trending videos list early Sunday, Alec Baldwin's Trump got a holiday visit from "Ghost of Witness Flipped" Michael Flynn (Mikey Day), Billy Bush (Alex Moffat), Russian President Vladimir...
Trump reacts to Flynn's guilty plea by slamming Hillary Clinton, 'rigged system'

Trump reacts to Flynn's guilty plea by slamming Hillary Clinton, 'rigged system'

President Donald Trump reacted on Twitter late Saturday to the guilty plea of his former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn by asking why Flynn’s “life is destroyed” for lying to the FBI while "nothing happens" to Hillary Clinton. “So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday &lsquo...
Former Trump estate: Mansion OK’d for lot sold by Russian for $34M

Former Trump estate: Mansion OK’d for lot sold by Russian for $34M

Palm Beach officials have given a thumbs-up to the design of an oceanfront mansion planned for one of three vacant lots carved from the 6.3-acre estate President Donald Trump sold to a Russian billionaire for a record-setting $95 million nearly a decade ago. The Architectural Commission Wednesday approved for the lot at 515 N. Ocean Blvd. a six-bedroom house with two-bedroom...
Will Trump’s upcoming Florida rally boost Alabama’s Roy Moore?

Will Trump’s upcoming Florida rally boost Alabama’s Roy Moore?

Donald Trump at an October 2016 rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beacah Post) President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Pensacola next Friday, his 2020 campaign confirmed Friday. The Trump campaign says it will be the part-time Palm Beach resident’s 35th rally in Florida — but its real significance is in nearby Alabama...
Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul bill by 51-49 vote

Senate passes sweeping tax overhaul bill by 51-49 vote

The U.S. Senate passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax overhaul early Saturday morning that includes lowering corporate tax rates and eliminating the Affordable Care Act mandate, but since it was mostly drafted behind closed doors and lawmakers were adding amendments right up until the vote, it’s unclear exactly what’s in the massive and complex bill. Called the Tax Reconciliation Act, the...
Flynn’s plea: Mar-a-Lago now a landmark in Russian probe

Flynn’s plea: Mar-a-Lago now a landmark in Russian probe

When history is written, Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s winter White House, could well be a landmark forever linked to the investigation into whether there was collusion between the president’s campaign and the Russians during the 2016 election. Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Friday pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in a major development of...
Mike Flynn, Trump and Mar-a-Lago: A timeline on path to guilty plea

Mike Flynn, Trump and Mar-a-Lago: A timeline on path to guilty plea

The actions that led to former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn’s guilty plea Friday occurred during President Donald Trump’s Christmas holiday at Mar-a-Lago last December. At the time, Trump was president-elect and was spending the week between Christmas and New Year’s at his Palm Beach club. Among other duties, he was hiring people for his administration and writing his...
Day after Manafort bond supposedly set, Mueller wants to reconsider

Day after Manafort bond supposedly set, Mueller wants to reconsider

New information has a top federal prosecutor reconsidering his support for a proposed bail bond for former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, which could involve Manafort’s Palm Beach Gardens home. Robert Mueller’s Office of Special Counsel had supported Manafort’s bond motion Thursday, but asked a judge on Friday for several days to reevaluate. The government wants...
ABC News suspends Brian Ross after correcting report about Michael Flynn, Trump

ABC News suspends Brian Ross after correcting report about Michael Flynn, Trump

Dec. 2, 2017 9:30 p.m.: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to comment on ABC News' decision to suspend reporter Brian Ross for what the network is now calling a "serious error" in its story on former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.  Initially, the network reported that Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump directed him to make contact with the Russians...
Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Russia probe: Live updates

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Russia probe: Live updates

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty Friday to "willfully and knowingly" lying to the FBI in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election. >> More on Robert Mueller’s investigation Flynn lied to investigators in January about conversations he had in December 2016 with...
Cerabino: War on Men overshadowing War on Christmas this year

Cerabino: War on Men overshadowing War on Christmas this year

I’m worried that the parade of men in entertainment, the media and politics who are being dragged into the public square as sexual transgressors will never end, and as a result, we will miss enjoying the annual rite of “The War on Christmas.” This would be a shame. I look forward to “The War on Christmas” every year, which usually metastasizes around the gasbaggery...
Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations inspire mean memes

Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations inspire mean memes

Ahead of her first holiday season in Washington, Melania Trump gave the nation its first look at the White House's Christmas decorations this week. Along with a wide array of giant brightly lit trees, decorated treats and a massive gingerbread house, a theme of "The Nutcracker Suite" adorns parts of the White House, complete with trees and matching crystal ornaments. Most of the decorations...
NEW: Manafort could forfeit Gardens home under new bail bond

NEW: Manafort could forfeit Gardens home under new bail bond

Attorneys for Palm Beach Gardens resident and former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort say they have reached an agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office that will allow Manafort to travel to Florida and New York while he awaits trial. Manafort’s legal residence is a home in BallenIsles Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens, though he has been under house...
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