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Air Force sends fighter jets to enforce no-fly area near Mar-a-Lago

The Air Force twice this weekend has intercepted planes flying too close to Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump is in town.
Trump in Palm Beach: Another golf club visit, national security adviser interviews

Trump in Palm Beach: Another golf club visit, national security adviser interviews

President Donald Trump in his private citizen days of 2011 playing golf at his Trump International Golf Club outside West Palm Beach.
Counties, voters eager for lawmakers’ medical pot implementation rules

Counties, voters eager for lawmakers’ medical pot implementation rules

A pair of medical marijuana bills filed in the Florida Senate would regulate everything from how much it would cost to get a license to grow and sell marijuana to who can prescribe and acquire it. Meanwhile, counties across the state — including Palm Beach County — are waiting for the state to act before deciding what additional restrictions they will impose on the cultivation, sale and...
Inspector General seeks 10 new staffers from Palm Beach County

Inspector General seeks 10 new staffers from Palm Beach County

While Palm Beach County fought in the courts over how cities would pay for their share of the Office of Inspector General, the office operated at half its staffing level. Now that the county has abandoned that legal fight after losing on appeal, Inspector General John A. Carey is calling on the county to hire ten new staffers over the next three years, and cover it from their general budget. That...
NEW: ‘A star is born,’ says Trump of Boynton Beach man at rally

NEW: ‘A star is born,’ says Trump of Boynton Beach man at rally

President Donald Trump with Boynton Beach resident Gene Huber at a Saturday rally in Melbourne. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) MELBOURNE — The man President Donald Trump summoned from the crowd at his Saturday rally is a Boynton Beach car salesman who keeps a life-size cardboard cutout of Trump at his house and regularly praises Trump on social media.
Risky business for CEOs: An invitation from Trump

Risky business for CEOs: An invitation from Trump

For the nation’s top executives, a summons to the White House has long been a much-coveted honor. Now, less than a month into President Donald Trump’s administration, it’s become something to be ducked, at least for some. As the Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “It’s a tough situation for CEOs. You want to make nice with the...
In Melbourne, thousands line up early for Trump rally

In Melbourne, thousands line up early for Trump rally

Supporters of President Donald Trump outside Orlando-Melbourne International Airport today before a 5 p.
Trump in Palm Beach: Morning trip to golf club, Melbourne rally later

Trump in Palm Beach: Morning trip to golf club, Melbourne rally later

President Donald Trump at Palm Beach International Airport on Friday. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump departed Mar-a-Lago at 8:28 a.
State checks World War II sites at PBIA, Trump club for contamination

State checks World War II sites at PBIA, Trump club for contamination

When World War II ended, and the boys came home, the federal government turned most of its military sites to federal, local or private entities. But they also left in the ground gasoline and oil, lead and other chemicals, machinery, and even bullets and bombs. At the end of the 20th century, governments tested several of those sites, including an area in and around Palm Beach International Airport...
Hawaii dealt with its own presidential flight restriction hassles

Hawaii dealt with its own presidential flight restriction hassles

When Barack Obama vacationed on the island of Oahu, in his native Hawaii, temporary flight restrictions — TFRs — severely hampered small plane traffic and commerce at Honolulu International Airport and two municipal airports. “Lengthy island-wide TFR disrupting training…thanks Obama!” one person posted in a 2013 newsletter of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association...
Like Democrats before them, GOP dismisses town hall threat

Like Democrats before them, GOP dismisses town hall threat

Ask Republican lawmakers about the specter of protests in their districts next week, and they'll likely shrug off constituent outbursts as "manufactured" or "scripted." The GOP is largely adopting the Democratic posture from the summer of 2009 that angry voices at town halls don't represent a political threat. That may be true. The question is how Republicans now, and Democrats...
Trump arrives in Palm Beach; vets give president a T-shirt

Trump arrives in Palm Beach; vets give president a T-shirt

After landing in Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, President Donald Trump greets supporters before heading to Mar-a-Lago.

Taylor hosting meeting to oppose Glades land bill

Former Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor is putting together a breakfast meeting Saturday to call attention to legislation she argues will harm residents of the Glades, an impoverished area along the banks of Lake Okeechobee. The object of Taylor’s ire is a bill filed in the Florida Senate (SB 10) that calls for the purchase of land south of the lake for a reservoir project that...
Opinion: Appeals court hits bull’s-eye with ‘Docs v Glocks’ takedown

Opinion: Appeals court hits bull’s-eye with ‘Docs v Glocks’ takedown

Score one for good thinking. A federal appeals court Thursday struck down the inane Florida law that prohibited physicians from asking their patients whether there’s a gun in the house that’s stored safely. The law, the only one like it in the United States, has helped mold our risible reputation as the “Gunshine State.” It was signed in 2011 by Gov. Rick Scott with strong...

Florida-bound: Ivanka, Jared leave D.C. with Donald Trump

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and their children leaving Marine One for Air Force One outside Washington, D.
Trump’s emerging Florida Cabinet: Carson, Ross, Acosta, Lighthizer

Trump’s emerging Florida Cabinet: Carson, Ross, Acosta, Lighthizer

President Donald Trump has tapped four Floridians for Cabinet-level posts. Clockwise from top left: Ben Carson (HUD), Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Robert Lighthizer (U.
President Trump in Palm Beach, Round 3: Things to know

President Trump in Palm Beach, Round 3: Things to know

President Donald J. Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 3, 2017.
Rand Paul in 2020? He's showing that independent streak again

Rand Paul in 2020? He's showing that independent streak again

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is quickly positioning himself again as a starkly independent Republican, the sort of political branding that fueled his presidential campaign last year. Paul has a clearly conservative voting record. But just six weeks into the new Congress, he's taken some high-profile steps away from party orthodoxy. He didn't get very far in his bid for the Republican presidential...

Kutcher testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Everyone agreed on two things in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: Human trafficking should be stopped and Ashton Kutcher should be swooned over. The actor, co-founder of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization that works to combat human trafficking, testified at the committee's Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success hearing on Wednesday. Before the "That '70s Show"...
Israeli settlement sees friendly face in Trump ambassador pick

Israeli settlement sees friendly face in Trump ambassador pick

There’s the Friedman Faculty House, the Rabbi Morris Friedman Center for Computer Sciences, a Friedman fitness room at a pre-army academy, a playground and a plaza. The plaques dedicating sites around Beit El, a religious Jewish settlement deep in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, attest to years of financial, emotional and family bonds nurtured by an American lawyer, David M. Friedman, and his...
Gerrymandering is biggest obstacle to genuine democracy in US

Gerrymandering is biggest obstacle to genuine democracy in US

There is an enormous paradox at the heart of American democracy. Congress is deeply and stubbornly unpopular. On average, between 10 and 15 percent of Americans approve of Congress - on a par with public support for traffic jams and cockroaches. And yet, in the 2016 election, only eight incumbents — eight out of a body of 435 representatives — were defeated at the polls. If there...
Republicans identify vulnerable members for 2018

Republicans identify vulnerable members for 2018

The National Republican Congressional Committee named 10 members to its Patriot Program for incumbents who are expected to face tough re-elections in 2018.  “Our Patriots are a group of battle-tested members who won hard fought races in 2016 and are ready to win once again,” NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said in a statement Wednesday.  “The NRCC stands squarely behind each...
Trump voters show President they can complain on Twitter, too

Trump voters show President they can complain on Twitter, too

When President Donald Trump is ready to let the world know that he is disappointed with the intelligence community, the United States judiciary, individual journalists, department stores or whatever else lands on his radar, he uses Twitter to blast his targets. It was only a matter of time until his supporters adopted his style. “I voted for you but you’re still acting like a baby,&rdquo...
Labor nominee targeted public corruption in PB County

Labor nominee targeted public corruption in PB County

His may not be a household name, but residents of Palm Beach County know the work of Alex Acosta, the former U.S. attorney set to be the first and only Hispanic in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet if confirmed as labor secretary. Acosta, a Cuban-American, served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida from 2006 to 2009 and spearheaded public corruption prosecutions here...
Local heroin crisis getting more attention in Washington, Tallahassee

Local heroin crisis getting more attention in Washington, Tallahassee

Palm Beach County’s opioid crisis, the focus of an ongoing series by The Palm Beach Post, received attention Thursday from elected leaders in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee. U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, in remarks from the House floor in Washington, called for more help for local towns battling the epidemic. “In Florida alone, heroin and fentanyl deaths have risen by nearly 80...
Nelson announces opposition to Trump’s EPA pick

Nelson announces opposition to Trump’s EPA pick

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has announced his opposition to President Trump’s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt. Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, shut down his office’s environmental protection unit. Critics fear he will curtail the EPA’s enforcement authority. Nelson said he won’t vote to confirm Pruitt because of his ties to the oil and gas...
Trump’s new Labor pick, Alex Acosta, prosecuted 3 Palm Beach County commissioners

Trump’s new Labor pick, Alex Acosta, prosecuted 3 Palm Beach County commissioners

Former U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta of Miami, tapped by President Donald Trump to be Labor secretary. President Donald Trump‘s new choice to head the Department of Labor, Alexander Acosta of Miami, is a familiar figure in Palm Beach County politics.
Building in new PBC city of Westlake underway

Building in new PBC city of Westlake underway

What does a new city look like when it’s under construction? A lot like this: Minto Communities, the developer building Palm Beach County’s newest city, Westlake, has started construction in the first 500 acres of what is expected to be a city of 4,500 homes and 2.2 million square feet of non-residential development along both sides of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. Minto Vice President...
State, county leaders urge feds to cut flight limits for Trump visits

State, county leaders urge feds to cut flight limits for Trump visits

With President Donald Trump likely to return to Mar-a-Lago on Friday for a third consecutive weekend, a state legislator has asked Gov. Rick Scott, who calls himself a long-time friend of Trump, to “intercede any way you can” with the president in hopes of getting the Secret Service to tweak flight restrictions local aviation firms say might be running them out of business...
Trump in Palm Beach: Local impact beyond security, traffic

Trump in Palm Beach: Local impact beyond security, traffic

President Donald J. Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 3, 2017.
PBC Commissioner Kerner asks Secret Service to ease flight limits at Lantana: St. Rep. Berman asks Gov. Scott to lobby Trump; $45 in losses projected this weekend

PBC Commissioner Kerner asks Secret Service to ease flight limits at Lantana: St. Rep. Berman asks Gov. Scott to lobby Trump; $45 in losses projected this weekend

Berman (c) and Frankel (r) & PBC Commissioner Dave Kerner (r) Monday at Lantana airport . (Bruce R.
Your guide to attending the first workouts at Ballpark of Palm Beaches

Your guide to attending the first workouts at Ballpark of Palm Beaches

The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the spring training home of the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, opens to the public for the first time Saturday. Gates will open at 9 a.m. and workouts for each team should start around 9:30 a.m. The 160-acre complex, built on an old landfill, is just south of 45th Street between Haverhill Road and Military Trail. The Astros train on the north and northeast...
Trump, Rubio meet wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader

Trump, Rubio meet wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with Lilian Tintori in the White House on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump is a TV addict

President Donald Trump is a TV addict

There's a case building that television — more than wealth or family or real estate, certainly more than politics - is what President Donald Trump loves most.  The evidence was there all along. A camera in the room is the only thing that seems to truly animate him, for it brings with it the promise of big (or easily inflatable) ratings. A television show is the only thing that ever offered...
Pot industry is on edge as it braces for possible crackdown

Pot industry is on edge as it braces for possible crackdown

Marijuana mogul Seibo Shen is accustomed to fighting — but it is usually on the jiujitsu mat, where the undefeated 40-year-old prefers to engage completely baked. "You know that movie 'Drunken Master'?" he said, nodding to the cult film about a martial arts master whose secret weapon is inebriation. "It's like that. I like to consume so much before a competition that they are...
In Flynn’s resignation, some in Moscow see ‘Russophobia’

In Flynn’s resignation, some in Moscow see ‘Russophobia’

The rosy new chapter in Russian-American relations that many Russian lawmakers were hoping for has lost some of its initial shine. Some senior Russian lawmakers were quick to read the resignation of Michael T. Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, on Monday evening, after 25 days on the job, as a tremendous blow to hopes for improved ties between with the United States....
The new political battleground: Your restaurant receipt

The new political battleground: Your restaurant receipt

First there was the Trump administration's travel ban, then talk about the Mexican border wall and, finally, last week, Alfredo Solis decided it was time to send a message. So the owner of Mezcalero, the hottest new Mexican restaurant in the District of Columbia, put it at the bottom of his receipts: "Immigrants help make America great!" "I came to this country 17 years ago, and I work...
Airlines appeal to Trump in push to get government out of US airspace

Airlines appeal to Trump in push to get government out of US airspace

Major airlines and their trade associations are pushing hard to overhaul the nation's air traffic control system, urging the Trump administration to take it out of government hands for the first time in nearly 60 years. They have taken their effort to the White House, meeting last week with President Donald Trump. His administration has not yet said whether it will back the plan to transfer the system...
‘Unbelievable turmoil’: Trump’s first month leaves Washington reeling

‘Unbelievable turmoil’: Trump’s first month leaves Washington reeling

The resignation Monday night of Michael T. Flynn as national security adviser caps a remarkably tumultuous first month for President Donald Trump’s White House that has burdened the early days of his presidency with scandal, legal challenges, personnel drama and questions about his temperament during interactions with world leaders. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, lasted only 24 days...
Congress quietly working to undo Obama-era regulations

Congress quietly working to undo Obama-era regulations

While President Donald Trump's daily activities continue to consume much of the nation's attention, Congress has quietly launched a legislating spree at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. The House and Senate are churning out a steady stream of bills — not the big-ticket items Trump promised on the campaign trail, but a hand-picked collection of discrete measures aimed at dismantling the...

Florida bill aims to reduce time students spend on standardized tests

Leading members of the House and Senate unveiled legislation Wednesday that they said could help reduce the amount of time Florida public school students spend on standardized tests during the school year. But lawmakers admitted that the proposal (HB 773, SB 926), dubbed the “Fewer, Better Tests” legislation, would not explicitly do away with any exams. The proposal would require the state&rsquo...

Florida death penalty fix on the fast track in Legislature

A proposal that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed sailed through its first House vetting Wednesday, receiving unanimous approval from the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The legislation (HB 527), and a similar Senate measure (SB 280), is the latest attempt to get the state’s death penalty — on hold for more than a year — back on track...
Home caregivers: March 1 is deadline to get licensed in Palm Beach County

Home caregivers: March 1 is deadline to get licensed in Palm Beach County

(Gary Coronado/The Palm Beach Post) Those providing in-home care to seniors and other vulnerable adults have had a year to get licensed.
Tonight: Trump, Rubio and their wives dine at White House

Tonight: Trump, Rubio and their wives dine at White House

Donald Trump displays his hands during a GOP debate after Sen. Marco Rubio (below) suggested they were unusually small President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host Sen.

Mar-a-Lago dinner: House Oversight chair probes security

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent a letter Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, asking for information on the Trump administration’s handling of potentially secure documents at Mar-a-Lago this past weekend.
Part of Obama White House will endure: Michelle's vegetable garden

Part of Obama White House will endure: Michelle's vegetable garden

It was less than a year ago that Michelle Obama referred to it as "her baby." She wasn't talking about her youngest daughter, Sasha, or the Obama's pet dog Bo, but something undoubtedly dear to her during her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the White House vegetable garden. Her comments were made during her eighth and final spring planting, but "hopefully," she added, "this...
For religious conservatives, success and access at Trump White House

For religious conservatives, success and access at Trump White House

The people who filled the pews of St. John’s Episcopal Church for a private service on the morning of the inauguration were a testament to the ascendancy of the religious right in Donald Trump’s Washington: James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family; Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council; James Robison, the Christian television preacher. Right after Dobson blessed...
It's probably a bad idea to sell stocks because you fear Trump

It's probably a bad idea to sell stocks because you fear Trump

“So should I cash out of the stock market?” This is the question I’ve heard from several liberal-leaning friends in the last few months. I get a few emails in this vein every time the stock market hits new highs, as it did Friday. They are worried that the combination of high share prices and an erratic president mean that the only direction for stocks is down. They are considering...
Michael Flynn is gone and everything is fine, just fine, great

Michael Flynn is gone and everything is fine, just fine, great

To call this past weekend in the Trump administration a garbage fire would be a disservice to garbage fires, which at least shed light and get rid of garbage. The Trump administration is doing exactly what I do when I try to assemble Ikea furniture, in the sense that it has clearly not consulted any instructions and now before it has finished its cabinet a big piece has fallen off. Also in the sense...
Relief in Japan after Abe's visit with Trump

Relief in Japan after Abe's visit with Trump

In many respects, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Washington and Florida to meet and play golf with President Donald Trump went as well as the Japanese leader could have hoped. Sure, there was an awkward handshake between the two leaders that may have gone on for too long (and unleashed a meme of Abe’s uncomfortable facial expression). But after an election campaign in which Trump...
Memo to Trump: Iraq is too big to fail

Memo to Trump: Iraq is too big to fail

The first few weeks of Donald Trump's presidency have been a political roller coaster for Iraq. On Jan. 21, the newly minted commander in chief raised his oft-repeated mantra that the United States might have offset the costs of the Iraq War by somehow seizing Iraqi oil. Six days later, he signed an executive order banning Iraqi nationals from entering the United States for 90 days and Iraqi refugees...
Senate chaplain reflects on Parks, being first African-American in role

Senate chaplain reflects on Parks, being first African-American in role

For Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black, this month is an "important reminder." Roll Call recently sat down with this nonpartisan fixture of the Senate — the first African-American to hold the role. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Roll Call: What does it mean to you to serve the whole Senate, the whole institution, as the first African-American chaplain? Your prayers...
Voters will head to the polls March 14 in 21 cities, towns

Voters will head to the polls March 14 in 21 cities, towns

Voters in 21 of Palm Beach County’s 39 cities and towns will head to the polls on March 14, while others will see their elected leaders return to office unopposed. As the qualifying period for most municipal elections ended Tuesday, no one filed paperwork to challenge 42 candidates, including 35 incumbents. That means 12 of the county’s cities and towns won’t hold elections next...

EXCLUSIVE: Who’s running for municipal office in Palm Beach County

Here are the municipal office candidates who qualified for the March 14 election in Palm Beach County. Those marked with an asterisk (*) have no opposition and are automatically elected. Incumbents are indicated with an (i). ATLANTIS City Council Group 2 Aaron Rinker (i)* City Council Group 4 Michael LaCoursiere (i)* BELLE GLADE City Commission Seat B Steve B. Wilson (i) Yousef Muslet BOCA RATON Mayor...
First time since 1997: Pitchers and catchers report in West Palm Beach

First time since 1997: Pitchers and catchers report in West Palm Beach

Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training Tuesday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, and they had plenty of company. As pitcher Stephen Strasburg tried on pants in the Washington Nationals clubhouse, a construction worker atop a step ladder fiddled with wires on a blinking red curly “W” mounted on the ceiling. Outside the Houston Astros clubhouse, sparks flew from a welder&rsquo...
Florida congressman wants to terminate EPA

Florida congressman wants to terminate EPA

It monitors adherence to clean water and air standards. It determines if a builder can drain a wetland to build a subdivision or shopping center.
Florida congressman gets little traction on legislation to abolish EPA

Florida congressman gets little traction on legislation to abolish EPA

A Florida congressman has filed legislation to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency, underscoring Republican antipathy toward an agency that has out-sized importance in the Sunshine State in general and in South Florida in particular. The bill by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, is not likely to become law. Even if it passes the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats in the U.S...
Trump in Palm Beach: Sheriff’s costs around $1.5 million and growing

Trump in Palm Beach: Sheriff’s costs around $1.5 million and growing

A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy outside Trump International Golf Club while Donald Trump golfed there in December as president-elect.
Q&A: Trump has limited authority to 'send in the Feds'

Q&A: Trump has limited authority to 'send in the Feds'

A few days after moving into the White House, President Donald Trump put the third-largest city in the country on notice. "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible 'carnage' going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24 percent from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" he posted on Twitter. The president's ominous — if vague — message to Chicagoans, echoed back decades to when...
World’s diplomats, seeking a bridge to Trump, eye Haley

World’s diplomats, seeking a bridge to Trump, eye Haley

The shock is gone. Panic is subsiding. Now, diplomats who represent the nations of the world are entering what one described as the third stage of grief: figuring out how to deal with President Donald Trump. They’re scrambling to speak with his advisers and poring over his Twitter posts — or if they’re old school, ordering their minions to print out twice-daily lists of presidential...
Dakota pipeline protesters face the inevitable

Dakota pipeline protesters face the inevitable

The main camp here, once home to thousands of Native Americans and their allies who gathered to protest the completion of the Dakota Access crude-oil pipeline, is quickly turning into a gooey pit of mud. Unseasonably warm temperatures over the weekend melted giant mounds of snow, and many of the remaining 200 or so pipeline protesters — self-described "water protectors" — are...

GOP lawmakers like what they see in Trump; they just have to squint

Republican congressional aides have set their iPhones to flutter every time President Donald Trump hurls a thunderbolt on Twitter. The congressional morning briefing literature now includes a rundown of social media missives from the commander-in-chief. After three weeks in the White House, Trump has made clear that he is going to continue promulgating conspiracy theories, flinging personal insults...
Increasing numbers of Muslim migrants trek north to Canada

Increasing numbers of Muslim migrants trek north to Canada

Out of fear that he would be persecuted for his bisexuality, Seidu Mohammed fled from Ghana in an attempt to find a new home in the U.S. The 24-year-old man was denied asylum in late 2016. Mohammed and another Ghanaian native, Razak Iyal, decided to illegally cross from the U.S. into Canada, as the AP reported recently. The two took a bus from Minneapolis to Grand Forks. On a bitterly cold Christmas...
Ivanka Trump navigating Washington social, political worlds

Ivanka Trump navigating Washington social, political worlds

With her move to Washington, Ivanka Trump isn't just taking on a new city; she's navigating a different world.  A few weeks into her father's administration, the first daughter is settling into a life that might look familiar to a certain type of urban mom. She's been visiting her kids' new schools, taking spin classes at Flywheel and hitting local restaurants for date nights. But because she...
Kushner and Israel: A personal bond

Kushner and Israel: A personal bond

When Jared Kushner was 17 years old, he stood where 1 million Jews had been murdered and listened to Israel’s prime minister stress the country’s importance. “The Holocaust could have been prevented. We know it could not have taken place had the Jewish state been established a few years earlier,” the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said in 1998, standing amid the ruins...
PBSO overtime at $1.5 million and growing as Trump set to return again

PBSO overtime at $1.5 million and growing as Trump set to return again

With President Donald Trump likely to return to Mar-a-Lago on Friday for a third consecutive weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw estimates his deputies have already racked up about $1.5 million in overtime costs for Trump’s other visits since the Nov. 8 election. Bradshaw said he’s confident the money will be reimbursed by the federal government. “I do hope...
Lantana air firms to Frankel: help us survive Trump Palm Beach stays

Lantana air firms to Frankel: help us survive Trump Palm Beach stays

Frankel meets with air firms Monday at Lantana airport . (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post) Frankel Monday at Lantana Airport with “fixed base” manager Jonathan Miller, PBC Commissioner Dave Kerner (Bruce R.
Trump to return to Palm Beach for third straight weekend

Trump to return to Palm Beach for third straight weekend

UPDATE: President Donald Trump will return to his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach this weekend, according to a Federal Aviation Administration advisory issued just moments ago.
Trump friend Chris Ruddy of West Palm Beach criticizes Priebus

Trump friend Chris Ruddy of West Palm Beach criticizes Priebus

Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy of West Palm Beach on CNN Sunday. Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a West Palm Beach resident and Mar-a-Lago Club member who spent time with President Donald Trump over the weekend, told CNN on Sunday that Trump isn’t being well-served by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
CIA files reveal how US used psychics to spy on Iran

CIA files reveal how US used psychics to spy on Iran

The dozens of American diplomats taken hostage by revolutionary students who seized the U.S. embassy in Iran in 1979 may have had some secret company during their 15-month captivity: U.S. intelligence agencies had a squad of military-trained psychics using ESP to watch them, according to declassified documents in a newly available CIA database. In an operation code-named Grill Flame, half a dozen...
Should US prepare for a North Korean nuclear strike on the West Coast?

Should US prepare for a North Korean nuclear strike on the West Coast?

After listening to experts describe the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear arsenal, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, paused amid a Capitol Hill hearing last week and made a suggestion. "We ought to have civil defense in this country," said Sherman during a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "Some of us are old enough to remember when we had civil...
Trump credits many of his policies to a surprising source: Obama

Trump credits many of his policies to a surprising source: Obama

When he was criticized for his sweeping temporary ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, President Donald Trump quickly said that Barack Obama had selected the countries. When he reorganized the National Security Council to add his chief strategist, Trump said Obama had done the same thing. When he authorized a raid in Yemen that left one Navy SEAL dead, Trump said Obama had planned...
Insurers ramp up lobbying for favorable changes to health care law

Insurers ramp up lobbying for favorable changes to health care law

Facing an uncertain future as the Affordable Care Act teeters, health insurers have stepped up lobbying efforts to make sure their wish list of policy changes comes true. Demand is high in Washington for industry operatives who can educate lawmakers, administration officials and their staffers about the effect of changes to President Barack Obama's health care law. "It's really difficult to quantify...
Life along the U.S.-Mexico border

Life along the U.S.-Mexico border

For nearly 700 miles along the U.S. border with Mexico, a wall already exists. It passes through the silt deserts of Sonora, where cactuses grow like organ pipes. Farther east, heavy steel X-frames cut through the flat miles of sun-bleached grass like battlefield markers. In Texas, the red-tinged beams that make up parts of the border fence are cold, hard and rough to the touch. In Tijuana, two fences...
How’s the mayor doing? Color-coded app can answer that

How’s the mayor doing? Color-coded app can answer that

Mayor Bill de Blasio has a reputation for being inattentive to the minutia of governing New York City, favoring broad policy initiatives to nuts-and-bolts metrics. But behind the scenes, his top aides maintain a painstakingly detailed collection of the mayor’s public promises, and his progress in achieving them. Each of the promises — 228 during the campaign, and more than 1,000 overall...
A family thing: Don't mess with political dads and daughters

A family thing: Don't mess with political dads and daughters

After Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trump's fashion line, President Donald Trump quickly tweeted his disapproval. A day later, the president was the target of venom from Meghan McCain, angry over Trump's criticism of her father, Arizona Sen. John McCain.  Different circumstances, the same lesson: Don't mess with political dads and their daughters.  For Trump, getting involved in the Nordstrom...
Protesters and some supporters greet Trump motorcade

Protesters and some supporters greet Trump motorcade

Some of the anti-Trump protesters along Southern Boulevard awaiting the presidential motorcade. WEST PALM BEACH — A few hundred protesters and a smaller number of supporters lined a portion of Southern Boulevard to watch President Donald Trump‘s motorcade take him from Mar-a-Lago to Palm Beach International Airport late this afternoon.
Trump in Palm Beach today: Golf? Mar-a-Lago meetings, 6 p.m. departure

Trump in Palm Beach today: Golf? Mar-a-Lago meetings, 6 p.m. departure

Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, a.k.a. the winter White House, viewed from the southeast.
Sears, Kmart drop Trump products, say they aren’t profitable

Sears, Kmart drop Trump products, say they aren’t profitable

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of Trump International Hotel in Washington, Wednesday, Oct.
Can Donald Trump match Obama presidential golf pace?

Can Donald Trump match Obama presidential golf pace?

Trump trails Obama by more than 300 rounds of presidential golf, but he’s been teeing off at a brisk pace.

‘Death panel’ ACA comment spurs anger at GOP congressman’s town hall

References to “death panels” spurred shouts of anger at a Republican congressman’s town hall meeting Saturday in New Port Richey on the Affordable Care Act, accoding to a CNN report. Rep. Gus Bilirakis met with constituents in Pasco County, which supported Donald Trump by 21 points, but he was met with a strong contingent of pro-Obamacare attendees. Around 250 attended the morning...
What  Trump could learn from  Washington's first executive order

What Trump could learn from Washington's first executive order

George Washington wanted a little advice. It was 1789, he had just become the president of the newly minted United States of America, and he was about to issue the nation's first executive order — except it was more of an executive request.  In duplicate letters, he asked the heads of various federal departments "to impress me with a full, precise, and distinct general idea of the...
Protest moved to this afternoon as Trump leaves early

Protest moved to this afternoon as Trump leaves early

UPDATE: Protest organizers now say they will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the Publix parking lot off Southern Boulevard just east of I-95 and spread out from there.
Palm Beach County: Small pet rescue groups now must issue rabies tags

Palm Beach County: Small pet rescue groups now must issue rabies tags

Every year, places where dogs and cats are adopted sell required Palm Beach County rabies tags. From those, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control will collect $2.2 million in fees in 2017 for rabies tags, plus another $500,000 or so from other fees. And, every year, that money isn’t close to covering expenses, the department’s chief says. Its annual budget is about $10 million, and...
Palm Beach County Courthouse to get new, $16.6 million security system

Palm Beach County Courthouse to get new, $16.6 million security system

When the Palm Beach County courts complex opened in April 1995, it did so with 1995 technology. Something called the Internet had been around only a few years, and smart phones were more than a decade in the future. And it would be six years before a horrific event in New York City changed the way everyone looked at security in public places. Now, more than two decades after the complex opened...
Ernie Els joins Trump and Japan’s Abe for golf in Jupiter

Ernie Els joins Trump and Japan’s Abe for golf in Jupiter

President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchange a high five on the links at Trump National Golf Club in a picture posted on Trump’s social media accounts.
President takes Japan’s Abe on a Trump golf course tour