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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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Franken no longer doing Nelson fundraiser after Tweeden groping claims
 Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who apologized Thursday after a radio news anchor accused him of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006, was to be the featured guest at a fundraiser for Florida Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Saturday near Tampa. Franken “is no longer available” for the event, a Nelson...

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Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, who apologized Thursday after a radio news anchor accused him of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006, was to be the featured guest at a fundraiser for Florida Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Saturday near Tampa. Franken “is no longer available” for the event, a Nelson...
Al Franken ‘no longer available’ to headline Bill Nelson fundraiser
 Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who apologized today after a radio news anchor accused him of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006, was to be the featured guest at a fundraiser for Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Saturday near Tampa. Franken “is no longer available” for the event, a Nelson spokesman...

Posted: a day ago

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken, who apologized today after a radio news anchor accused him of kissing and groping her without her consent in 2006, was to be the featured guest at a fundraiser for Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson on Saturday near Tampa. Franken “is no longer available” for the event, a Nelson spokesman...
What to expect as Palm Beach’s second season of President Trump begins
 When President Donald Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday for a second season of golfing and governing, he’ll find a different mix of tenants in his ballroom and a large construction project where protesters and supporters used to gather to watch his motorcades. The White House has not yet confirmed details of Trump&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

When President Donald Trump returns to Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday for a second season of golfing and governing, he’ll find a different mix of tenants in his ballroom and a large construction project where protesters and supporters used to gather to watch his motorcades. The White House has not yet confirmed details of Trump&rsquo...
One way Donald Trump hopes to be like George W. Bush in 2018
 Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush waving from limousines in Palm Beach County. (Trump photo by Allen Eyestone/The
               Palm Beach Post; Bush photo by Bob Shanley/The Palm Beach Post)   Democrats are crowing about a potential anti-
            Donald Trump wave in 2018 after scoring victories Tuesday in a pair of blue...

Posted: 5 days ago

Presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush waving from limousines in Palm Beach County. (Trump photo by Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post; Bush photo by Bob Shanley/The Palm Beach Post)   Democrats are crowing about a potential anti- Donald Trump wave in 2018 after scoring victories Tuesday in a pair of blue...
Do Democratic wins in Virginia mean 2018 anti-Trump wave in Florida?
 Big victories in Virginia and New Jersey and in the mayor’s race in St. Petersburg on Tuesday have Democrats crowing about momentum and the toxicity of President Donald Trump heading into the 2018 midterm elections. But many Republicans say results from a pair of states that Hillary Clinton carried and a heavily Democratic city...

Posted: 7 days ago

Big victories in Virginia and New Jersey and in the mayor’s race in St. Petersburg on Tuesday have Democrats crowing about momentum and the toxicity of President Donald Trump heading into the 2018 midterm elections. But many Republicans say results from a pair of states that Hillary Clinton carried and a heavily Democratic city...
Republican Jetta slams Democrat Frankel on opioid response
 In a new digital ad, Republican congressional candidate Kurt Jetta accuses Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, of failing
               to lead on the opioid crisis. Republican congressional candidate 
            Kurt Jetta is making the opioid crisis a centerpiece of his campaign for the Palm Beach County-based U.S. House seat of...

Posted: 8 days ago

In a new digital ad, Republican congressional candidate Kurt Jetta accuses Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, of failing to lead on the opioid crisis. Republican congressional candidate Kurt Jetta is making the opioid crisis a centerpiece of his campaign for the Palm Beach County-based U.S. House seat of...
Donald Trump, Marco Rubio differ on Chinese communist Xi’s ‘political victory’
 President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April. (Doug Mills/New York Times) As President 
            Donald Trump visits Chinese President and 
            former Mar-a-Lago guest
            Xi Jinping in Beijing, he and Florida Sen. 
            Marco Rubio are expressing decidedly different views of China&rsquo...

Posted: 9 days ago

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in April. (Doug Mills/New York Times) As President Donald Trump visits Chinese President and former Mar-a-Lago guest Xi Jinping in Beijing, he and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are expressing decidedly different views of China&rsquo...
Trump approval 41% in Florida year after taking state with 49% of vote
 A year after Florida flipped from blue to red and helped Republican Donald Trump to his stunning presidential victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, President Trump has a 41 percent approval rating in a new Florida Atlantic University poll of Sunshine State voters. Trump’s disapproval rating is 47 percent in the survey, which also finds...

Posted: 9 days ago

A year after Florida flipped from blue to red and helped Republican Donald Trump to his stunning presidential victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, President Trump has a 41 percent approval rating in a new Florida Atlantic University poll of Sunshine State voters. Trump’s disapproval rating is 47 percent in the survey, which also finds...
A year after defeating Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s approval at 41% in Florida
 A new Florida Atlantic University poll has some good numbers for Gov. Rick Scott and better approval ratings for President
               Donald Trump than he gets nationally. A year after Florida flipped from blue to red and helped Republican
             Donald Trump to his stunning presidential victory over Democrat 
            Hillary...

Posted: 9 days ago

A new Florida Atlantic University poll has some good numbers for Gov. Rick Scott and better approval ratings for President Donald Trump than he gets nationally. A year after Florida flipped from blue to red and helped Republican Donald Trump to his stunning presidential victory over Democrat Hillary...
Palm Beacher and Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross: Faux billionaire?
 Forbes magazine says U.S. Commerce Sec. and Palm Beach resident Wilbur Ross, shown here in 2013 at The Beach Club, is not
               a billionaire. (Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News) Attentive readers of the PostOnPolitics blog will recall that Palm Beach resident and U.S. Commerce Sec. 
            Wilbur Ross was 
        ...

Posted: 10 days ago

Forbes magazine says U.S. Commerce Sec. and Palm Beach resident Wilbur Ross, shown here in 2013 at The Beach Club, is not a billionaire. (Meghan McCarthy/The Palm Beach Daily News) Attentive readers of the PostOnPolitics blog will recall that Palm Beach resident and U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross was ...
Rep. David Silvers will not run in special Senate election to replace Clemens
 A special election will fill the District 31 Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Jeff Clemens. Freshman state Rep. 
            David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach, said today he has decided not to run in the special election to replace former Democratic Sen. 
            Jeff Clemens in a Palm Beach County Senate district. State Rep. Lori Berman...

Posted: 10 days ago

A special election will fill the District 31 Senate seat vacated by former Sen. Jeff Clemens. Freshman state Rep. David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach, said today he has decided not to run in the special election to replace former Democratic Sen. Jeff Clemens in a Palm Beach County Senate district. State Rep. Lori Berman...