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Anti-Trump group plans 1st protest of season but not at Mar-a-Lago

Anti-Trump group plans 1st protest of season but not at Mar-a-Lago

During President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to Palm Beach last season, Bingham Island became a hot spot for protests, supporter rallies and media. Now the small island near the southern entrance to Palm Beach is filled with cranes, barricades and construction equipment — leaving no room for groups that might have set up shop there. Where will they go? The first group to announce a...
4 soldiers killed in ambush: Where is Niger and what are U.S. troops doing there?

4 soldiers killed in ambush: Where is Niger and what are U.S. troops doing there?

Questions remain in the aftermath of an ambush attack on a group including U.S. Army soldiers in Niger that left four American service members dead on Oct. 4. Defense Department officials said Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, 35, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson, 39, Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29 and Sgt. La David Johnson, 25, were killed in an attack during an advise-and-assist mission in southwestern Niger. The...

POINT OF VIEW: Punish me, not my community

I’m a “dreamer.” The Trump administration’s list of demands it wants in exchange for helping us makes me feel like a traitor. Among these demands are: The administration wants a wall that will perpetuate division rather than granting actual security. It wants fewer protections and faster deportation for child refugees of violence from Central America...
Why this children’s charity chose Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for its ‘Dream Gala’

Why this children’s charity chose Trump’s Mar-a-Lago for its ‘Dream Gala’

At least 25 organizations have pulled their events from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, but a Christian charity supporting children is going the other way. Orphan’s Promise, a Virginia-based organization affiliated with the Christian Broadcasting Network, will host its inaugural Dream Gala at the president’s club because “a group of major donors” wanted it, according...
George W. Bush warns 'bigotry seems emboldened' in America: Read his full remarks

George W. Bush warns 'bigotry seems emboldened' in America: Read his full remarks

Former President George W. Bush warned Americans to be wary of growing trends toward nativism and isolationism on Thursday during a speech at the Bush Institute’s national forum. “Bigotry seems emboldened,” Bush said. “We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism – forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America. We see fading confidence...
Palm Beach billionaire not ruling out run for governor

Palm Beach billionaire not ruling out run for governor

Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene hasn’t shut the door on a Democratic bid for governor. Billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene — ranked 62 spots higher than Palm Beach neighbor Donald Trump on the latest Forbes 400 list — says he’d like to be Florida governor and thinks he’d be effective in the job. “It would be...
Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?

Photos: Remember when CityPlace area was ‘war zone’ of crime, crack?

Crammed with high-rise condos and office towers, a hotel, performing arts mecca, convention center and retail complex, Okeechobee Boulevard is more than West Palm Beach’s gleaming, gateway entrance. It’s a visual statement of a city’s ambition. But 30 years ago, it was a road to nowhere. Shoppers now gamboling through the Mediterranean-themed byways of CityPlace or seeing...
Broward lawyer drops emoluments clause suit against President Trump

Broward lawyer drops emoluments clause suit against President Trump

Recognizing that others are already accusing President Donald Trump of running afoul of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clauses, a Broward County lawyer has dropped his lawsuit that makes similar claims. “(The) argument is being adequately made by others, and with best wishes for their success,” attorney Patrick Goggins wrote last week, alerting U.S. District Judge Robin...
Gillum puts Trump-Gold Star widow controversy into Florida governor’s race

Gillum puts Trump-Gold Star widow controversy into Florida governor’s race

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at the Florida Democratic Party’s Leadership Blue gathering in Hollywood in June. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum is putting the uproar over President Donald Trump‘s remarks to a Gold Star widow from Miami Lakes into the Florida governor&rsquo...
EXCLUSIVE: Susan G. Komen’s Palm Beach gala opts for cruise ship event

EXCLUSIVE: Susan G. Komen’s Palm Beach gala opts for cruise ship event

Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest nonprofit in the fight against breast cancer, will hold its major fundraising event in January aboard a cruise ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach, a first for the organization, which in August pulled its gala planned for President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Palm Beach. In another first, Komen’s founder, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker, said...
Trump-Gold Star widow controversy: Rep. Lois Frankel offers thoughts

Trump-Gold Star widow controversy: Rep. Lois Frankel offers thoughts

In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, frame from video, Myeshia Johnson cries over the casket in Miami of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ambush in Niger. (WPLG via AP) As President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami, trade accusations over what Trump said to the widow of a South Florida soldier killed in Niger...
Trump vows ‘Merry Christmas’ campaign, will stores agree?

Trump vows ‘Merry Christmas’ campaign, will stores agree?

It’s too early for holiday symbols to be on display in stores, true, but it’s certainly not too early to fire a salvo in the yearly holiday greeting dispute. Sure enough, on Oct. 13, President Donald Trump threw down the gauntlet in the Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays debate. Speaking at the Values Voters Summit, Trump said: “We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season...
Family says Trump told fallen soldier's widow that husband 'knew what he signed up for'

Family says Trump told fallen soldier's widow that husband 'knew what he signed up for'

A congresswoman and the family of a U.S. Army soldier killed earlier this month in an ambush in Niger said President Donald Trump told the soldier’s widow that her husband “knew what he signed up for” before his death, an account the president staunchly denied. “I didn’t say what that congresswoman said – didn’t say it at all,” Trump told reporters on...
Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Miami Heat pulling charity golf tournament from Trump’s Doral golf course

Donald Trump at Trump National Doral. (AP photo) ORLANDO – The Miami Heat no longer will hold its charity golf tournament at President Trump’s Doral golf course, a team spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The Heat, which has held the event at Doral the last six years, including four since Trump took it over and renamed it Trump National Doral, will move it to another course...
Trump’s net worth falls, but most billionaires are getting richer

Trump’s net worth falls, but most billionaires are getting richer

The rich are getting richer, thanks in large part to the stock market’s record-breaking run since Donald Trump was elected president. Trump, alas, is getting poorer. According to the annual Forbes 400 list of U.S. billionaires released Tuesday, the president’s net worth plunged by $600 million over the past year. Trump is worth $3.1 billion this year, down from $3.7 billion last...
U.S. OKs reimbursing Palm Beach County $1 million for Trump security

U.S. OKs reimbursing Palm Beach County $1 million for Trump security

Palm Beach County taxpayers will get a $1 million reimbursement from the federal government for helping the Secret Service protect Donald Trump when he stayed in Palm Beach as president-elect. Now the county is waiting to hear on a separate application for about $3.5 million in federal reimbursements for costs racked up by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and local police departments...
Trump in Palm Beach: $1 million reimbursement coming, Frankel says

Trump in Palm Beach: $1 million reimbursement coming, Frankel says

Palm Beach County taxpayers will get a $1 million reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of protecting Donald Trump when he stayed in Palm Beach as president-elect. The money was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice last month and announced Tuesday by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, whose district includes Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. Frankel and...
Some say Party City turned political with ‘The Wall’ costume

Some say Party City turned political with ‘The Wall’ costume

Halloween costumes often reflect the political climate. Usually before presidential elections, the masks of the candidates go head-to-head. The one that sells the best is sometimes the winner of the votes come November. This year, despite being a non-presidential election year, is no different as costume companies are putting their mark on the debates that are facing the nation, The New York Daily...
Donald Trump falls 92 places on Palm Beach-heavy Forbes 400 list

Donald Trump falls 92 places on Palm Beach-heavy Forbes 400 list

President Donald Trump at Palm Beach International Airport in February. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) President and part-time Palm Beach resident  Donald Trump is the 248th wealthiest person in America, down from 156th place last year, in the latest Forbes 400 rankings. As Darrell Hofheinz of The Palm Beach Daily News reports, the latest list is...
Melania Trump urges Americans to donate, volunteer for hurricane relief

Melania Trump urges Americans to donate, volunteer for hurricane relief

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go734MgUAM8&w=492&h=307] The White House has released a public service ad today featuring First Lady and part-time Palm Beach resident  Melania Trump urging Americans to donate and volunteer to help victims of hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. First lady Melania Trump in April talking to girls from HomeSafe in...
Forbes 400: Most Palm Beachers’ wealth is up, but not Trump’s

Forbes 400: Most Palm Beachers’ wealth is up, but not Trump’s

Unlike President Donald Trump and several of his neighbors, most of the richest in Palm Beach got richer over the last 12 months, according to the annual Forbes 400 list of U.S. billionaires released today. Trump’s estimated net worth fell about 16 percent, from $3.7 billion to $3.1 billion, since the last Forbes 400 list was released about a year ago. Trump is ranked No. 248th out...
Taliban hostage rescued after 5 years in captivity didn't believe Trump was president

Taliban hostage rescued after 5 years in captivity didn't believe Trump was president

A Canadian man who had been held in Afghanistan for five years by Taliban-tied kidnappers revealed that he thought his kidnapper was joking when he said Donald Trump was president of the United States. Joshua Boyle said one of his captors told him Trump was president just before he was forced to film a “proof-of-life” video, according to the Toronto Star. “It didn&rsquo...
Larry Flynt offering up to $10M for information leading to Trump's impeachment

Larry Flynt offering up to $10M for information leading to Trump's impeachment

Hustler founder Larry Flynt is looking for information that will lead to President Donald Trump's impeachment – and he's willing to pay for it. According to The Associated Press, the 74-year-old pornography publisher placed a full-page ad in Sunday's Washington Post to "announce a cash offer of up to $10 million" for the information. See the ad here. "I do not expect any...
Rex Tillerson responds to ‘castration’ comment on CNN, ‘I’m fully intact’

Rex Tillerson responds to ‘castration’ comment on CNN, ‘I’m fully intact’

If you’ve been paying attention to outgoing Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and President Donald Trump’s heated back and forth, you know that Corker threw Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s name into the discussion. Corker went so far as to say that Trump had “castrated” his secretary of state, in an interview with the Washington Post. “You cannot publicly castrate...
Today: Florida Sen. Nelson in Puerto Rico to see Hurricane Maria aid

Today: Florida Sen. Nelson in Puerto Rico to see Hurricane Maria aid

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson will visit Puerto Rico today to inspect recovery efforts from last month’s Hurricane Maria. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio have also visited Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island on Sept. 20. About 1 million Puerto Ricans live in Florida, and more are expected to arrive in the state after Maria. Scott on Oct. 2 declared a state of emergency...
'SNL' tackles Weinstein and Trump, transforms Kellyanne Conway into Pennywise

'SNL' tackles Weinstein and Trump, transforms Kellyanne Conway into Pennywise

After facing criticism for ignoring the Harvey Weinstein scandal last week, "Saturday Night Live" slammed the Hollywood producer and tackled two of its favorite targets – President Donald Trump and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway – in this week's episode. Saturday night's show, which featured host Kumail Nanjiani and musical guest Pink, kicked off with a fresh skewering...
Trump supporter’s Halloween decorations spark controversy

Trump supporter’s Halloween decorations spark controversy

It’s not political, it’s just a Halloween decoration. The white sheet read: “Make America Great Again. Purge and Purify,” emblazoned in red paint. While it was meant as an homage to the horror movie “The Purge: Election Year,” which used “Keep America Great,” as a tagline, neighbors, as well as social media users, called the display racist. "Apparently...
NEW: Kim Jong Un reportedly building his own Mar-a-Lago

NEW: Kim Jong Un reportedly building his own Mar-a-Lago

As tensions between the United States and North Korea rise, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be building his version of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach. According to Fox News, Kim is making over Wonsan, a popular seaside vacation destination, to build an airport, ski report, luxury hotel and Spanish-style resort, not unlike the one President Trump owns and visits...
Trump called a ‘one-man wrecking ball’ on Obamacare as subsidies halted

Trump called a ‘one-man wrecking ball’ on Obamacare as subsidies halted

The Trump administration announced at 11:23 p.m. Thursday it will stop paying billions of dollars to hold down health costs for consumers, a move that has helped drive up premium increases on government exchange plans an average of 45 percent in Florida in 2018. “The Democrats ObamaCare is imploding,” President Donald Trump tweeted Friday. “Massive subsidy payments to their pet insurance...
President Trump says you'll be hearing 'Merry Christmas' a lot more this year

President Trump says you'll be hearing 'Merry Christmas' a lot more this year

Declaring victory on the “war on Christmas” at Friday’s Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., President Trump said he’ll be saying “Merry Christmas” during his first holiday season as president. >> Read more trending news “We’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use...
'Shark Tank' billionaire Mark Cuban considers presidential bid

'Shark Tank' billionaire Mark Cuban considers presidential bid

“Shark Tank” billionaire Mark Cuban said Thursday he is “seriously considering” running for president and that he might do so as an independent.  Cuban was asked about his political aspirations during an appearance at the Venture Atlanta business conference in Georgia.  In recent months, the Dallas Mavericks owner has indicated a presidential run might be in...
Donald Trump tells evangelicals what’s on his Christmas list

Donald Trump tells evangelicals what’s on his Christmas list

President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump — who typically spends “that beautiful Christmas season” at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach — made a Yuletide promise and issued a Christmas challenge to Congress today in a speech to the Values Voters Summit in Washington. “Something...
Trump administration stops subsidy payments to insurance companies covered under ObamaCare

Trump administration stops subsidy payments to insurance companies covered under ObamaCare

President Donald Trump’s administration has served another blow to The Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare. >> Read more trending news  This morning, the administration informed the courts that the Department of Health and Human Services has stopped cost-sharing payments for ObamaCare subsidies effective immediately. The reason is that there was no permanent appropriation...
Former Trump Florida campaign director, from West Palm Beach, seeks key GOP post

Former Trump Florida campaign director, from West Palm Beach, seeks key GOP post

Karen Giorno chats with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera at the Palm Beach County GOP’s 2016 Lobsterfest in Boca Raton. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) West Palm Beach resident Karen Giorno, the state director for Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign when he won the Florida GOP primary by carrying 66 of 67 counties, has ...
Trump administration ends subsidies to lower consumer health costs

Trump administration ends subsidies to lower consumer health costs

The Trump administration announced at 11:23 p.m. Thursday it will stop paying billions of dollars to hold down health costs for consumers, a move that has helped drive up premium increases on government exchange plans an average of 45 percent in Florida for 2018. President Donald Trump (Getty Images) Florida insurers had already priced into 2018 rate increases the possibility...

POINT OF VIEW: As Clean Power Plan is gutted, Congress must step in

In his zeal to undo the legacy of President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump is now undoing the future of our children and grandchildren by repealing the Clean Power Plan, a policy designed to reduce the heat-trapping emissions that make our climate more and more inhospitable. How inhospitable? We’ve gotten a frightening glimpse of an altered climate recently with disasters fueled by warmer...
Trump health order skips Congress: Rate relief or destabilizing junk?

Trump health order skips Congress: Rate relief or destabilizing junk?

President Donald Trump said an executive order he signed Thursday represents the first step to give millions of people access to cheaper health plans, but Florida Democrats called it “sabotage” and a national consumer group blasted it as a move to promote “junk insurance” and destabilize markets. Trump said Thursday “we are moving toward lower costs and more options in...
Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen for Homeland Security secretary

Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen for Homeland Security secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated White House Deputy Chief of Staff Kirstjen Nielsen as his Homeland Security secretary. “It’s hard to imagine a more qualified candidate for this critical position,” Trump said.
Trump order ignites debate: New health choices or destabilizing move?

Trump order ignites debate: New health choices or destabilizing move?

President Donald Trump’s administration today touted an executive order making it easier to sell health policies across state lines as an expansion of consumer choice, but a national consumer group blasted it as a move to destabilize markets. The move bypasses Congress and attempts to set health policy from the White House. President Donald Trump (Getty Images) “While this...

POINT OF VIEW: Take a knee. Take a seat. Take a chill pill.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners,” President Donald J. Trump thundered from the stage of a campaign rally last month, “when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Many seem to agree that professional football games are no place for political statements...
County set to work with Trump on immigration to improve grant chances

County set to work with Trump on immigration to improve grant chances

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and the Board of County Commissioners have agreed to a Trump administration request for cooperation with its efforts to combat illegal immigration. But Bradshaw has told county officials that cooperation — which gives PBSO a better shot at coveted federal grant funds — won’t call for his department to do anything more than it is already doing...
GOP critic of Trump opens bid for Democrat Frankel’s U.S. House seat

GOP critic of Trump opens bid for Democrat Frankel’s U.S. House seat

A Republican businessman who’s critical of President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leadership has launched a campaign in the Democratic-leaning district represented by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and says he has put $250,000 of his own money behind the effort. Kurt Jetta of Delray Beach filed papers last week to run in 2018 for Frankel’s District 21 seat,...
Republican critic of Trump hopes to unseat Democrat Lois Frankel

Republican critic of Trump hopes to unseat Democrat Lois Frankel

Republican Kurt Jetta has opened a campaign for the seat of Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel. A Republican businessman who’s critical of President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leadership has launched a campaign for the Democrat-tilted seat of U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, and says he has put $250,000 of his own money behind...
Trump threatens network's license after report he wanted to expand nuclear arsenal

Trump threatens network's license after report he wanted to expand nuclear arsenal

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested that he might challenge the licenses of TV networks that are critical of him, pointing to reports that he has categorized as “fake news.” The suggestion was made on Twitter after NBC News reported early Wednesday that the president wanted to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal tenfold over the summer and suggested as much in a meeting with high-ranking...
NEW: Is Trump’s chief of staff trying to bar him from Mar-a-Lago members?

NEW: Is Trump’s chief of staff trying to bar him from Mar-a-Lago members?

If you’re one of the select few who can pony up the cash for a membership to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on tony Palm Beach (which starts at $200,000 with a one-time initiation fee plus thousands in annual dues), hoping to get a glimpse of the president or maybe even a selfie, you may not be in luck this season. According to Vanity Fair, Trump’s Chief...
Cerabino: For Trump, challenging Tillerson’s IQ is a no-brainer

Cerabino: For Trump, challenging Tillerson’s IQ is a no-brainer

From: POTUS To: Secretary Tillerson Subject: Your IQ test So this is happening, Rex. One of my unlimited executive powers allows me to make up IQ tests. And I’ve consulted with some of the smartest people I know — Dog the Bounty Hunter, Omaroso, and Steve Doocy of Fox & Friends — to come up with a much more accurate test than those loser, “fake intelligence&rdquo...
Trump suggests his IQ is higher than Tillerson's after reported 'moron' jab

Trump suggests his IQ is higher than Tillerson's after reported 'moron' jab

Update, 3:55 p.m. ET, Oct. 10: White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump was joking when he implied during an interview with Forbes magazine last week that he was smarter than Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “The president certainly never implied that the secretary of State was not intelligent,” Sanders said Tuesday during a news briefing. &ldquo...
ESPN suspends host Jemele Hill over NFL tweets

ESPN suspends host Jemele Hill over NFL tweets

Sports broadcaster ESPN announced Monday that it suspended host Jemele Hill over “a second violation” of the company’s social media guidelines. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet,” ESPN officials said in a statement, apparently referring to a Sept. 11 tweet in which Hill called President Donald Trump a ...
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