George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. In addition to his reporting duties, he writes a Monday politics column in the local news section and is a frequent contributor to the Post On Politics blog. He's a graduate of The George Washington University.   Read the Post on Politics blog

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Who was the only candidate for governor at Everglades Coalition conference?
 Democratic governor candidate Chris King at a Palm Beach County Democratic meeting last year. Chris King, the Winter Park businessman seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for Florida governor, scored some points with Everglades
            advocates by being the only gubernatorial hopeful to attend the recent Everglades Coalition Conference...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Democratic governor candidate Chris King at a Palm Beach County Democratic meeting last year. Chris King, the Winter Park businessman seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for Florida governor, scored some points with Everglades advocates by being the only gubernatorial hopeful to attend the recent Everglades Coalition Conference...
Haitian protesters voice outrage near Trump's 'Winter White House'
 The approach to President Donald Trump’s so-called Winter White House in Florida was lined Monday afternoon with about 400 protesters, including doctors and pastors, students and attorneys, almost all of Haitian descent and all there to send a message: They want an apology and more. The group gathered in the spirit of a federal...

Posted: 19 hours ago

The approach to President Donald Trump’s so-called Winter White House in Florida was lined Monday afternoon with about 400 protesters, including doctors and pastors, students and attorneys, almost all of Haitian descent and all there to send a message: They want an apology and more. The group gathered in the spirit of a federal...
Haitian protesters voice outrage, march across bridge to Mar-a-Lago
 The West Palm Beach approach to the President’s so-called Winter White House was lined Monday afternoon with about 400 protesters, including doctors and pastors, students and attorneys, almost all of Haitian descent and all there to send a message: They want an apology and more. The group gathered in the spirit of a federal holiday...

Posted: 20 hours ago

The West Palm Beach approach to the President’s so-called Winter White House was lined Monday afternoon with about 400 protesters, including doctors and pastors, students and attorneys, almost all of Haitian descent and all there to send a message: They want an apology and more. The group gathered in the spirit of a federal holiday...
‘I’m not a racist,’ Trump declares; his Palm Beach weekend ends today
 President Donald Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speak to reporter before dinner at Trump International
               Golf Club on Sunday Night. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post) President 
            Donald Trump
            pushed back Sunday night against accusations that his disparagement of Haiti...

Posted: a day ago

President Donald Trump and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speak to reporter before dinner at Trump International Golf Club on Sunday Night. (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump pushed back Sunday night against accusations that his disparagement of Haiti...
Trump in Palm Beach: President rips Democrats, briefed on Hawaii missile mishap
 Tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago estate and from his motorcade on the way to his golf club on Saturday, President Donald Trump tried to regain the initiative in immigration talks with Democrats after his vulgar disparagement of Haiti and Africa caused an international uproar. The president, spending the three-day Martin Luther King...

Posted: 2 days ago

Tweeting from his Mar-a-Lago estate and from his motorcade on the way to his golf club on Saturday, President Donald Trump tried to regain the initiative in immigration talks with Democrats after his vulgar disparagement of Haiti and Africa caused an international uproar. The president, spending the three-day Martin Luther King...
Trump arrives in Palm Beach amid storm over remarks
 After departing Washington amid another self-ignited firestorm, President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Friday evening to begin a three-day weekend. Air Force One landed at Palm Beach International Airport at about 6:45 p.m. with the president, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron drawing cheers from a crowd...

Posted: 3 days ago

After departing Washington amid another self-ignited firestorm, President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago estate on Friday evening to begin a three-day weekend. Air Force One landed at Palm Beach International Airport at about 6:45 p.m. with the president, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron drawing cheers from a crowd...
Today: President Donald Trump arriving for MLK weekend at Mar-a-Lago
 President Donald Trump arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on Dec. 22. (Photos by Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach
               Post) President 
               Donald Trump
             will arrive at Palm Beach International Airport tonight to spend the three-day 
            Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago...

Posted: 4 days ago

President Donald Trump arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on Dec. 22. (Photos by Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump will arrive at Palm Beach International Airport tonight to spend the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at Mar-a-Lago...
2 Florida state senators express regret after website accuses them of affair
 Florida state Sens. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, and Anitere Flores, R-Miami, issued a joint statement acknowledging that “our longtime friendship evolved to a level that we deeply regret” after an anonymous website, featuring what appear to be surveillance photos and video, claimed the senators were “actively engaged...

Posted: 6 days ago

Florida state Sens. Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, and Anitere Flores, R-Miami, issued a joint statement acknowledging that “our longtime friendship evolved to a level that we deeply regret” after an anonymous website, featuring what appear to be surveillance photos and video, claimed the senators were “actively engaged...
Boca brouhaha? Weinroth eyes same county commission race as ally Haynie
 Boca Raton City Councilman Bob Weinroth (left) chats with Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner in Tallahassee on Tuesday
               night. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) TALLAHASSEE — Boca Raton City Councilman 
            Bob Weinroth said Tuesday night he won’t seek re-election and instead plans to launch a...

Posted: 6 days ago

Boca Raton City Councilman Bob Weinroth (left) chats with Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner in Tallahassee on Tuesday night. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) TALLAHASSEE — Boca Raton City Councilman Bob Weinroth said Tuesday night he won’t seek re-election and instead plans to launch a...
Sex-scandal issues cloud pomp of Florida Legislature’s opening day
 On Tuesday, Florida’s outgoing Republican governor detailed a wish list costing millions while the House speaker laid down the gauntlet against tax increases. Meanwhile, the Senate president put forth a hard stance against sexual harassment just as a fresh sex-related scandal involving two members of his chamber was unfolding. The 2018...

Posted: 6 days ago

On Tuesday, Florida’s outgoing Republican governor detailed a wish list costing millions while the House speaker laid down the gauntlet against tax increases. Meanwhile, the Senate president put forth a hard stance against sexual harassment just as a fresh sex-related scandal involving two members of his chamber was unfolding. The 2018...
Florida senators’ affair rocks Legislature’s opening day
 Florida Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, and Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, issued a joint statement Tuesday acknowledging that “our longtime friendship evolved to a level that we deeply regret” after an anonymous website claimed the senators were “actively engaged in inappropriate extramarital activities...

Posted: 6 days ago

Florida Senate Minority Leader Oscar Braynon, D-Miami Gardens, and Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, issued a joint statement Tuesday acknowledging that “our longtime friendship evolved to a level that we deeply regret” after an anonymous website claimed the senators were “actively engaged in inappropriate extramarital activities...