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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Did Russia use Facebook to promote Trump events in Palm Beach County?
 As Facebook says it was unwittingly used by Russian propagandists seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election, questions have been raised about an entity that used the social media platform to publicize a series of pro-Donald Trump “patriotic flash mob” events in Palm Beach County and across Florida one Saturday during...

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As Facebook says it was unwittingly used by Russian propagandists seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election, questions have been raised about an entity that used the social media platform to publicize a series of pro-Donald Trump “patriotic flash mob” events in Palm Beach County and across Florida one Saturday during...
Aronberg: Fix Obamacare so unethical sober homes don’t exploit opioid crisis
 Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg in 2016. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) Palm Beach County State Attorney 
            Dave Aronberg
            says in a Time magazine op-ed that unscrupulous drug treatment providers have manipulated Obamacare “to foster a cycle of relapse, rather than recovery”
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Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg in 2016. (Bill Ingram / The Palm Beach Post) Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg says in a Time magazine op-ed that unscrupulous drug treatment providers have manipulated Obamacare “to foster a cycle of relapse, rather than recovery” ...
Photos, video: Tim Tebow, Marco Rubio in Big Pine Key after Hurricane Irma
 Tim Tebow and Sen. Marco Rubio handing out bags of ice in Big Pine Key today. (Twitter account of Marco Rubio.) Tim Tebow joined Sen. 
            Marco Rubio in Big Pine Key today to check on post-
            Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Florida’s junior senator and the former Heisman Trophy winner served lunch and handed...

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Tim Tebow and Sen. Marco Rubio handing out bags of ice in Big Pine Key today. (Twitter account of Marco Rubio.) Tim Tebow joined Sen. Marco Rubio in Big Pine Key today to check on post- Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Florida’s junior senator and the former Heisman Trophy winner served lunch and handed...
Today: Tim Tebow joins Marco Rubio in Keys for Hurricane Irma recovery visit
 Gov. Rick Scott visited a shelter in Jacksonville with Tim Tebow last week. (Florida governor’s office) Tim Tebow will join Sen. 
            Marco Rubio in Big Pine Key today to meet with local officials and volunteers not far from where the center of 
            Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida last week. Rubio and Tebow...

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Gov. Rick Scott visited a shelter in Jacksonville with Tim Tebow last week. (Florida governor’s office) Tim Tebow will join Sen. Marco Rubio in Big Pine Key today to meet with local officials and volunteers not far from where the center of Hurricane Irma barreled into Florida last week. Rubio and Tebow...
BREAKING: Florida takes license of Broward nursing home where 9 died
 Rick Scott’s administration moved Wednesday to shut down a Broward County nursing home where nine overheated seniors died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which had already ordered a moratorium on new patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood...

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Rick Scott’s administration moved Wednesday to shut down a Broward County nursing home where nine overheated seniors died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning. The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which had already ordered a moratorium on new patients at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood...
Hurricane Irma: Democrats criticize Scott on nursing home deaths; he pushes back hard
 Republican Gov. Rick Scott, left, is expected to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson next year. (Photos by George Bennett/The
               Palm Beach Post) With Republican Florida Gov. 
            Rick Scott expected to challenge Democratic Sen. 
            Bill Nelson next year, both Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

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Republican Gov. Rick Scott, left, is expected to challenge Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson next year. (Photos by George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott expected to challenge Democratic Sen.  Bill Nelson next year, both Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...
After Irma: Scott says nursing home ‘failed…basic duty’ in deaths
 Operators of a Broward County nursing home where eight seniors died last week called Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cell phone four times after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning, Scott’s office confirmed Tuesday — but the governor’s office said managers never indicated patients were...

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Operators of a Broward County nursing home where eight seniors died last week called Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s cell phone four times after Hurricane Irma knocked out the facility’s air conditioning, Scott’s office confirmed Tuesday — but the governor’s office said managers never indicated patients were...
Hurricane Irma: Belle Glade gets Operation Blue Roof help site
 Palm Beach County homeowners with roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma can apply for federal Operation Blue Roof assistance in Belle Glade beginning today. The new location for people to get and submit needed paperwork is at the Belle Glade Branch Library at 725 NW 4th Street in Belle Glade. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day...

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Palm Beach County homeowners with roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma can apply for federal Operation Blue Roof assistance in Belle Glade beginning today. The new location for people to get and submit needed paperwork is at the Belle Glade Branch Library at 725 NW 4th Street in Belle Glade. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day...
Part-time Palm Beach man vs. Rocket Man: Full text of Trump’s UN speech
 Trump to Rocket Man: U.S. ready to “totally destroy” North Korea if nuclear belligerence persists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty
               Images) President 
            Donald Trump, 
            making his first United Nations speech, warned North Korea’s 
            Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will “totally...

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Trump to Rocket Man: U.S. ready to “totally destroy” North Korea if nuclear belligerence persists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) President Donald Trump, making his first United Nations speech, warned North Korea’s Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will “totally...
Hurricane Irma: Palm Beach County doesn’t yet have blue roof help site
 Palm Beach County homeowners whose roofs were damaged by Hurricane Irma are eligible for federal Operation Blue Roof assistance — but so far the nearest places to get and submit required paperwork are in Miami-Dade, Collier and Lee counties. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says on its website that a Palm Beach County site is &ldquo...

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Palm Beach County homeowners whose roofs were damaged by Hurricane Irma are eligible for federal Operation Blue Roof assistance — but so far the nearest places to get and submit required paperwork are in Miami-Dade, Collier and Lee counties. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says on its website that a Palm Beach County site is &ldquo...
Trump-linked Ballard lobby firm adds Justin Sayfie to D.C. office
 Sayfie Review publisher Justin Sayfie is joining the Washington, D.C., office of Brian Ballard’s lobbying firm. South Florida attorney, Republican operative and longtime enabler of Florida politics junkies 
            Justin Sayfie is  
            joining the Washington, D.C., office of Ballard Partners — the lobbying firm...

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Sayfie Review publisher Justin Sayfie is joining the Washington, D.C., office of Brian Ballard’s lobbying firm. South Florida attorney, Republican operative and longtime enabler of Florida politics junkies Justin Sayfie is  joining the Washington, D.C., office of Ballard Partners — the lobbying firm...