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Paul Manafort, Rick Gates face new charges: report

Paul Manafort, Rick Gates face new charges: report

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, and Rick Gates, who served as a campaign aide, are facing new charges in special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal case against the pair, Politico reported Wednesday.
Christie: Parkland students getting a hard lesson about #thoughtsandprayers in Tallahassee

Christie: Parkland students getting a hard lesson about #thoughtsandprayers in Tallahassee

Buses pick up the kids to take them back to West Boca. West Boca High School students walked to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. (Melanie Bell / The Palm Beach Post) In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Palm Beach Post Editorial Board quickly published an emotionally raw piece aimed at...
Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Trump Jr: 'Nonsense' that family's profiting from presidency

Donald Trump Jr. said that any talk of his family profiting from his father's presidency is "nonsense" as he embarked on a trip to India that has raised ethical concerns about using the name of the American president to promote international business ventures. The eldest son of President Donald Trump, who is in India to meet the promoters and buyers of Trump brand luxury homes in the country...
Trump directs Sessions to propose regulations to ban 'bump stocks'

Trump directs Sessions to propose regulations to ban 'bump stocks'

President Trump announced Tuesday afternoon that he has signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to propose regulations to ban “bump stocks” and other devices that turn semiautomatic firearms into “machine guns.” The device was used by the shooter who opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas in October, killing dozens and immediately prompting...
Trump sends memo to DOJ asking for bump stock ban after Parkland massacre 

Trump sends memo to DOJ asking for bump stock ban after Parkland massacre 

In a newly-signed memorandum less than a week after a teenage gunman killed 17 people inside a Florida high school not too far from President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach estate, Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to propose regulations to ban “all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” like bump stocks. >> Read more trending news  “I expect that...
White House: President Trump open to series of gun control ideas

White House: President Trump open to series of gun control ideas

In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Florida last week, the White House told reporters on Tuesday that President Donald Trump is ready to discuss a range of gun restrictions that have been championed by Democrats in Congress, while also stressing that there is no quick legislative answer to such mass shootings. Asked about the President’s past support...
Cerabino: Robinson at FAU to talk about life in political spin cycle

Cerabino: Robinson at FAU to talk about life in political spin cycle

The way Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist and frequent TV pundit Eugene Robinson sees it, we here in the media world let a good thing slip away. “It used to be you’d get to work in the morning, and not early in the morning, and you’d work on one story all day and then at 6:30, you went to the bar. “Now we pretty much work 24 hours a day,” he said. “How...
Ron DeSantis: Enlist retired military, cops to prevent school shootings

Ron DeSantis: Enlist retired military, cops to prevent school shootings

U.S. Rep. and Republican governor candidate Ron DeSantis appearing on Fox Business Network with a West Palm Beach background behind him. U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, a candidate for Florida governor, says schools could enlist retired military and law enforcement officers to protect schools from mass shootings like last week’s massacre...
National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

National Democratic committee to give Baer help in race against Mast

Palm Beach Gardens attorney Lauren Baer is among the candidates singled out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to receive extra campaign support for meeting organizational and fundraising goals in the run up to this fall’s pivotal mid-term elections. Baer is taking on U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, the Palm City Republican who represents Florida District 18, which encompasses Martin,...
Mueller investigation: Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to investigators in Russia probe

Mueller investigation: Lawyer pleads guilty to lying to investigators in Russia probe

An attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to the FBI in the agency's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its possible ties to President Donald Trump's campaign. The charges against lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan are the latest in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

The Latest: Justice Dept to step up review of bump stocks

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The Justice Department says it is moving quickly with its review of "bump stock" devices after President Donald Trump directed the agency to propose regulations banning them. The devices allow semi-automatic rifles to fire faster and were used in last year's Las Vegas massacre. The Justice Department in December announced...
Republican Trump critic Kurt Jetta quits congressional race, promises donor refunds

Republican Trump critic Kurt Jetta quits congressional race, promises donor refunds

Republican Kurt Jetta has ended his campaign for the seat of Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. Delray Beach businessman Kurt Jetta faced a pair of difficult tasks in his 2018 campaign for Congress — winning a Republican nomination as a critic of President Donald Trump , then unseating Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, in...
Trump takes last place in 'presidential greatness' survey

Trump takes last place in 'presidential greatness' survey

President Donald Trump took last place in a new survey that aims to measure "presidential greatness." According to the results posted Monday by Boise State University, 170 political scientists participated in the 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey. More than 57 percent of the respondents – current and recent members of the Presidents and Executive...
Trump accuser keeps telling her story, hoping someone will finally listen

Trump accuser keeps telling her story, hoping someone will finally listen

She believed her best chance to be heard was through sheer repetition, so Rachel Crooks took her seat at the dining table and prepared to tell the story again. She was used to difficult audiences, to skeptics and Internet trolls who flooded her Facebook page with threats, but this was a generous crowd: a dozen women, all friends of her aunt, gathered for a casual dinner party on a Friday night. The...
Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah's Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP's presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump wrote, "He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch...
Trump departs PBIA after press pool driver replaced because he had gun

Trump departs PBIA after press pool driver replaced because he had gun

President Donald Trump wrapped up Presidents Day weekend at Mar-a-Lago on Monday by signalling cautious support for a bill to improve federal gun background checks, visiting his golf club and Twitter-blasting former President Barack Obama over Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The president, who departed from his normal routine by not playing golf on Saturday or Sunday, spent about 4½...
Cerabino: Russia’s misinformation show features West Palm Beach star

Cerabino: Russia’s misinformation show features West Palm Beach star

If you’re the person who got paid to portray a jailed Hillary Clinton at a Donald Trump rally in West Palm Beach a few months before the election, please call me. I’d love to hear what you think of things now, 18 months later. You remember? Right? You were at City Place on Aug. 20, 2016, sitting in the back of a pickup truck that was decked out in chain link to make it look like a...
Florida governor, GOP lawmakers weigh options after mass shooting

Florida governor, GOP lawmakers weigh options after mass shooting

A second gun-related bill has been postponed in the Florida Senate in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at a Parkland high school, as legislative leaders craft a multi-pronged response to the massacre and Gov. Rick Scott plans a series of workshops about school safety and ways to keep guns away from people struggling with mental illnesses. The scramble by lawmakers to react to the deaths...
Trump supporters not in usual place at foot of Southern bridge

Trump supporters not in usual place at foot of Southern bridge

As President Donald Trump’s motorcade leaves Mar-a-Lago, sign-wielding supporters usually stand at the base of the Southern Boulevard Bridge. But not on Monday. Instead, about 25 Trump supporters stood further back — about 150 feet behind the bridge. Cindy Falco-DiCorrado, a Trump supporter from Boynton Beach, said police dressed in SWAT gear told a group of Trump supporters waiting for...
Pence to visit Kennedy Space Center Tuesday

Pence to visit Kennedy Space Center Tuesday

Vice President Mike Pence will visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Tuesday evening for a tour of the launch facilities and leave Wednesday after a meeting with the National Space Council. »RELATED: The latest in Florida political news The Federal Aviation Administration has also issued an alert to pilots of “VIP Movement” near Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Broward...

Correction: Florida Shooting-Mental Health story

In a story Feb. 19, The Associated Press, relying on information in an American Psychiatric Association news release, erroneously reported that the American Osteopathic Association was among medical groups that issued a statement after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting calling for action, including labeling gun violence a national public health epidemic. The APA says it mistakenly included the...
President Trump expresses support for senators' gun bill

President Trump expresses support for senators' gun bill

President Donald Trump signaled support for one piece of gun control legislation on Monday, five days after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead and scores injured. "The president is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system," Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, wrote in a statement Monday morning. Sanders said the president...
Drivers in Trump motorcade replaced after one brings ‘personal firearm’

Drivers in Trump motorcade replaced after one brings ‘personal firearm’

The three drivers of the press vans scheduled to join President Donald Trump’s motorcade were abruptly replaced this morning after one of the drivers brought a firearm in his bag. The incident occurred in a parking lot across the street from Mar-a-Lago about an hour before Trump’s motorcade left Mar-a-Lago for Trump International Golf Club. During a routine Secret Service sweep of members...
Trump in Palm Beach: President leaves after a little golf, a lot of tweets and visit with shooting victims 

Trump in Palm Beach: President leaves after a little golf, a lot of tweets and visit with shooting victims 

UPDATE 6:55 p.m.: Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews at 6:14 p.m., according to White House pool reporters. The president, first lady and Barron Trump left the plane 9 minutes later. Trump didn’t answer a shouted question about gun control. The family then left  in the presidential motorcade. The motorcade arrived at the White House around 6:50 p.m. UPDATE 4:27 p.m.: Air Force One...
AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

AP FACT CHECK: Trump lashes out on Russia probe

President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question. Resurrecting an old tale from the campaign, Trump also described a diplomatic transaction between the U.S. and...
Trump passes on golf for second straight day, tweets, meets with Ryan

Trump passes on golf for second straight day, tweets, meets with Ryan

President Donald Trump hunkered down at his Mar-a-Lago estate for most of Sunday, forgoing golf for a second straight day, unleashing a fusillade of tweets that downplayed Russian influence on the 2016 election and meeting late in the afternoon with House Speaker Paul Ryan. After joining first lady Melania Trump on Friday night for visits to hospitalized victims and law enforcement officers who responded...
Parkland school shooting: Trump to meet with students this week

Parkland school shooting: Trump to meet with students this week

President Donald Trump will reportedly hold a listening session with students this week following Wednesday's deadly school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County.  A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers Wednesday. He’s also scheduled to meet Thursday with state and local officials on school...
Trump tweets another anti-CNN cartoon - this one by the same artist who drew Clinton in blackface

Trump tweets another anti-CNN cartoon - this one by the same artist who drew Clinton in blackface

President Donald Trump on Sunday used his Twitter account to share an anti-CNN cartoon by an artist who in 2016 caused heartburn for Trump's presidential campaign by drawing Hillary Clinton in blackface. The latest image by cartoonist Tony Branco imagines CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer in the year 2038, leaning on a cane as he delivers the following report: "Update! We should see evidence of Russia-Trump...
North Palm Republican mega-donor issues ultimatum on assault weapons

North Palm Republican mega-donor issues ultimatum on assault weapons

Al Hoffman Jr., a North Palm Beach real estate developer and major Republican donor, is cutting off donations to candidates who do not support a ban on assault weapons, according to a report in the New York Times. Hoffman said he would urge other Republican donors to support an assault weapons ban, according to the report. Hoffman announced the ultimatum in an email to half a dozen Republican...
Trump ambassador nominee had unsettling management style, women say

Trump ambassador nominee had unsettling management style, women say

Doug Manchester, the billionaire nominated by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the Bahamas, made a fortune as a real estate developer in San Diego while also earning a reputation for his philanthropy, conservative convictions and lavish lifestyle. In 2011, Manchester, then 69, decided to buy the struggling San Diego Union-Tribune. Over the next four years, he employed an unconventional,...
Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

Trump once again wants to cut energy assistance to the poor

The Trump administration is once again calling for the complete elimination of a heating assistance program that helps to keep the homes of low-income families warm. And once again, program supporters are vowing to fight it. The administration is using the same arguments from a year ago when it tried to abolish the program, saying it's rife with fraud and that no one would be left freezing if the...
Trump in Palm Beach: Motorcade passes Stormy Daniels marquee en route to golf club

Trump in Palm Beach: Motorcade passes Stormy Daniels marquee en route to golf club

UPDATE 9:25 p.m.: The president has returned from his golf club in West Palm Beach to Mar-a-Lago. The president’s schedule for tomorrow, Presidents Day, is not known. UPDATE 7:28 p.m.: After being cooped up in Mar-a-Lago for two days, the president has decided to spend the evening at Trump International Golf Club, his private club in West Palm Beach. En route, the motorcade passed...
Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets about Parkland shooting, Russia

Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets about Parkland shooting, Russia

President Donald Trump skipped golf Saturday but kept busy with tweets about Russian interference in the 2016 election and phone calls to officials about the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including one to the school’s principal. The president and first lady Melania Trump arrived at Palm Beach International Airport Friday evening and went directly to...
Editorial: Our kids are dying. It’s time to end NRA’s grip on our laws.

Editorial: Our kids are dying. It’s time to end NRA’s grip on our laws.

On Wednesday morning, Alyssa Alhadeff was, in her mother’s description, “a talented soccer player, an incredible creative writer, and all she had to offer the world was love.” Nicholas Dworet was a hard-working swimmer with a scholarship to the University of Indianapolis. Carmen Schentrup was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. Wednesday afternoon, the teenagers were dead. They...
Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering...
Transcript, photos: Trump, Melania, Rubio, Scott meet cops after Parkland school shooting

Transcript, photos: Trump, Melania, Rubio, Scott meet cops after Parkland school shooting

Sen. Marco Rubio (near American flag at left), first lady Melania Trump, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, President Donald Trump, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi with first responders in Fort Lauderdale on Friday night. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) FORT LAUDERDALE — President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump...
Trump in Palm Beach: President criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

Trump in Palm Beach: President criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

UPDATE 11:59 p.m.: President Trump tweeted late Saturday that the FBI "missed all of the many signals" sent by the suspect in the Parkland school shooting. "This is not acceptable," he said. "They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!" The FBI...
Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

Under pressure over his handling of abuse allegations against a top aide, White House chief of staff John Kelly has ordered sweeping changes in how the White House clears staff members to gain access to classified information, acknowledging that the administration "must do better" in how it handles security clearances. Kelly issued a five-page memo Friday that acknowledged White House mistakes...
Melania Trump breaks with tradition again after new affair allegations

Melania Trump breaks with tradition again after new affair allegations

Once again, first lady Melania Trump gave off the impression that all is not well in her marriage to President Donald Trump when she broke presidential protocol on Friday following a report alleging the president had an affair with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. As the Trumps headed to Florida to meet with the victims of this week’s mass shooting at a high school, they began...
Trump, first lady visit Parkland shooting victims at Broward hospital

Trump, first lady visit Parkland shooting victims at Broward hospital

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited recovering victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting on Friday and met with law enforcement officers who responded to the massacre that claimed 17 lives. Trump made the unannounced visit to Broward Health North Hospital shortly after arriving at Palm Beach International Airport west of West Palm Beach for a three-day...
President visits Parkland shooting victims, thanks first-responders

President visits Parkland shooting victims, thanks first-responders

UPDATE 11:59 p.m.: After returning from visiting  the victims and their familes, President Trump tweeted about the Parkland shooting late Friday. His tweet included photos from his visit to Broward Health North Hospital in Deerfield Beach along with first lady Melania. UPDATE 9:14 p.m.: The president and first lady meet with first-responders and Broward County Sheriff officers. ...
Indictment: Florida, West Palm play role in Russian election-meddling

Indictment: Florida, West Palm play role in Russian election-meddling

Using fake Twitter accounts and false identifications, Russian nationals organized rallies in Florida to help the candidacy of Donald Trump, an indictment unsealed Friday by Special Counsel Robert Mueller alleges. Florida in general — and West Palm Beach in one bizarre reference — played a prominent role in a sprawling, sophisticated and well-funded election-meddling operation by the Russians...
Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006, showing the woman his wife's bedroom in Trump Tower and bringing her to his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine. The woman, Karen McDougal, confirmed in the...
Mitt Romney announces US Senate run

Mitt Romney announces US Senate run

Former Massachusetts governor and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Friday his plans to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah. Rumors swirled that Romney would announce his candidacy after Sen. Orrin Hatch, who currently holds the Senate seat, said last month that he would not run for re-election in November. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can...
Presidents Day weekend busiest time for Palm Beach real estate pros

Presidents Day weekend busiest time for Palm Beach real estate pros

Palm Beach real estate brokers are revving up for what traditionally is their busiest weekend of the year, the high point of the winter season when house hunters get driven to properties in freshly detailed Mercedes-Benzes and Range Rovers by agents eager to ink deals. And this Presidents Day weekend promises to have an actual president in town, with President Donald Trump scheduled to...
Roads close near Mar-a-Lago ahead of Trump’s 13th presidential visit

Roads close near Mar-a-Lago ahead of Trump’s 13th presidential visit

Roads closed and security checkpoints opened around Mar-a-Lago in preparation for President Trump’s expected arrival later today, Palm Beach officials announced at 6:20 this morning. The alert reminds drivers to expect delays through Monday and suggests drivers find alternate routes around the president’s winter home. The president and first lady Melania Trump will arrive this evening...
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