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Veterans Day military parade postponed until 2019

The Veterans Day military parade that President Donald Trump hoped to stage to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day has been postponed, according to the Department of Defense. >> Read more trending news  “The Department of Defense and White House have been planning a parade to honor America's military veterans and commemorate the centennial of World War I," Defense...
Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

Gardens man, formerly Omarosa’s TV date, comments on her Trump racism accusations

“I’ve always been cool with her,” says Eddy Puyol, better known as Palm Beach Gardens Christian rapper Rawsrvnt, since first meeting Omarosa Manigault, now Omarosa Manigault-Newman. And that was even after the former White House staffer and self-styled “The Apprentice” villain sent him home as a contestant on TV One’s, “Donald J. Trump Presents...
Watchdog alleges Wilbur Ross conflict of interest violations

Watchdog alleges Wilbur Ross conflict of interest violations

A government watchdog group on Thursday called for an investigation of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross citing possible violations of federal conflict of interest laws. The complaint filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleges Ross participated “in multiple meetings with companies tied to his financial interests,” according to a statement issued by the organization...
Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

Editorial: In defense of democracy’s defenders

We aren’t the enemy. It doesn’t matter how many times the president of the United States calls the news media “the enemy of the American people,” or attaches the word “fake” to “stories,” “media” or “polls.” All the repetitions in the world can’t make the slander true — though, in some minds, the repetition can make...
Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be resisting the Trump administration, which would forbid her from entering the U.S. if she were attempting to immigrate today...
US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at the Boston Globe, which argued in its own editorial that Trump's label of the media as the enemy of the...
Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’

Former CIA Director John Brennan: ‘I will not relent’

Shortly after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that President Donald Trump is revoking John Brennan’s security clearance, the former CIA director replied on Twitter:  Brennan later appeared in an MSNBC interview discussing the announcement. "I think Mr. Trump is getting more and more concerned, more and more desperate and I would...
Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'

Suspect says smashing Trump's star was 'right and just act'

The man accused of smashing President Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame called it a "rightful and just act." Austin Clay pleaded not guilty to a felony vandalism charge Wednesday in Los Angeles. Prosecutors say Clay took a pickax to Trump's star on Hollywood Boulevard on July 25. It recognizes Trump for his work on the TV reality show "The Apprentice." It has been...
Trump revokes former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

Trump revokes former CIA director John Brennan's security clearance

President Donald Trump has revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. The announcement came weeks after Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump was looking in to the process required to revoke security clearances from half a dozen former Obama administration officials.  Huckabee Sanders cited Brennan's...
After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

After Alex Jones timeout, Twitter CEO mulls deeper changes

A day after Twitter gave right-wing conspiratorialist Alex Jones a weeklong timeout, CEO Jack Dorsey is mulling deeper changes to the social media service that might limit the spread of fake news, misinformation and hate speech. Twitter joined other prominent tech companies in muzzling Jones, the founder of the Infowars site, who has used Twitter and other social outlets to spread false information...
Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

Trump yanks ex-CIA chief's clearance, hitting vocal critic

President Donald Trump abruptly revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA Director John Brennan on Wednesday, an unprecedented act of retribution against a vocally critical former top U.S. official. Later, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Trump drew a direct connection between the Russia investigation and his decision, citing Brennan as among those he held responsible for the investigation...
Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head. The rock group's Twitter account says the official poster from Monday's...
Did Omarosa break the law when she recorded her firing then played it for America?

Did Omarosa break the law when she recorded her firing then played it for America?

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman shocked many over the weekend when she revealed that she had secretly recorded White House chief of staff John Kelly firing her in December 2017. She released that tape on Sunday, saying that she surreptitiously recorded the firing that took place in the White House Situation Room – considered one of the most secure rooms on the planet. ...

Ex-Trump campaign manager says Bloomberg is 2020 threat

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Wednesday Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020. Corey Lewandowski said he believes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would instantly become a serious challenger to Trump if he ran as a Democrat. Lewandowski, now an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence's Great America PAC, said the billionaire media mogul...
White House admits error for false claim on black employment

White House admits error for false claim on black employment

The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama. It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter late Tuesday that she had been wrong earlier that...
White House press secretary can’t guarantee public won’t hear Trump use N-word on audio recording

White House press secretary can’t guarantee public won’t hear Trump use N-word on audio recording

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that she couldn't guarantee that the American people will never hear President Donald Trump uttering the n-word on an audio recording, as a former senior White House adviser continued a publicity tour to promote her new book depicting the president as a racist.  The briefing by Sanders came after Trump referred to the former adviser...
‘He created Omarosa’: How Trump’s protegee turned his tactics against him

‘He created Omarosa’: How Trump’s protegee turned his tactics against him

Omarosa Manigault Newman's new book comes with an explosive title. ("Unhinged.") It has a healthy frisson of tension followed by a climactic reveal. (She taped her colleagues! In the White House Situation Room!) And it has just enough cliffhangers to keep viewers coming back for more. (She may or may not have heard a recording of President Donald Trump using the n-word.)  To Trump,...
Omarosa claims DeVos wants to ‘replace public education with for-profit schools’ — and that Trump calls her ‘Ditzy DeVos’

Omarosa claims DeVos wants to ‘replace public education with for-profit schools’ — and that Trump calls her ‘Ditzy DeVos’

A controversial new book about President Donald Trump by one of his former senior advisers, Omarosa Manigault Newman, claims that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants "to replace public education with for-profit schools" and that President Trump has called her by the nickname "Ditzy DeVos."  The book, "Unhinged," describes Trump during the years that Manigault Newman...
Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

Ex-White House aide says Trump trying to silence her

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman declared Tuesday that she "will not be silenced" by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss appeared to shift to a possible legal battle. In an interview with The Associated Press, Manigault Newman, who is promoting her new book about her time in Trump's orbit, said she believes the president's campaign...
No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been pushed out of his West Wing. The revelation this week that former White House assistant Omarosa Manigault Newman...
EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

EPA challenged safety of administration mileage freeze

The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths. In announcing the mileage proposal earlier this month, officials with the EPA and Department of Transportation contended the mileage freeze would save about 1,000 lives a year. But in a June email, senior...
Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress went to immigration court Tuesday to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. A judge denied Michael Avenatti's request to dismiss the removal case against the boy, whose mother was deported in June. Avenatti and another attorney had offered to take the boy from court to the airport...
Trump campaign files for arbitration against Omarosa

Trump campaign files for arbitration against Omarosa

Officials with the 2016 presidential campaign for Donald Trump have filed arbitration action against former White House aide and “The Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman, according to multiple reports. Campaign officials are filing a claim with the American Arbitration Association in New York, in which they say Manigault Newman’s book, “Unhinged: An Insider's Account...
Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

President Donald Trump called former White House aide and “The Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” in a Tuesday morning tweet praising Chief of Staff John Kelly for firing her late last year. “When you give a crazy, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out,” Trump wrote. “Good work by...
Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

Secret audio? In Trump world, there's always a tape

Lordy, there are tapes. And tapes and tapes and more tapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman's former colleagues say they are shocked that she secretly recorded private conversations with President Donald Trump and his chief of staff. But surreptitious tapes in Trump's world are nothing new, with the president himself once suggesting he secretly recorded fired FBI Director James Comey (who responded by saying...
WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

WH insists Trump's no racist as he vilifies another minority

President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another round of interviews...
The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

The Latest: Omarosa tells AP: 'I will not be silenced'

The Latest on former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Omarosa Manigault Newman declared "I will not be silenced" by the Trump campaign. Manigault Newman spoke to The Associated Press hours after the president's campaign announced it was filing an arbitration action against the former aide alleging she broke a secrecy agreement. In an interview with AP...
Trump-appointed judge upholds constitutionality of Mueller appointment

Trump-appointed judge upholds constitutionality of Mueller appointment

A federal judge upheld the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment on Monday, finding Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein lawfully named Mueller in May 2017 in a challenge to an indictment brought by a Russian firm accused of funding an Internet trolling operation targeting U.S. voters.  U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich, a 2017 appointee of President Donald Trump...
From JFK to Omarosa: The White House Situation Room’s history-making moments

From JFK to Omarosa: The White House Situation Room’s history-making moments

In the spring of 1961, John Kennedy's White House had a situation, but no Situation Room. Kennedy had just endured the attempted Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba, a fast-moving fiasco that left the president frustrated at the confused flow of intelligence into the Oval Office.  And so, putting his own Naval aide in charge of construction, a group of contractors and some Seabees worked at night to...
Trump attacks Kasich over Ohio race — and Kasich welcomes the attention

Trump attacks Kasich over Ohio race — and Kasich welcomes the attention

President Donald Trump taunted Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday, asserting that his increasingly vocal Republican rival is "very unpopular" and a "failed presidential candidate," and to blame for the narrow margin in last week's special congressional election in the state.  Kasich responded with an impish tweet: an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin breaking into a grin...
Car wash's billboard promoting QAnon conspiracy theory sparks controversy

Car wash's billboard promoting QAnon conspiracy theory sparks controversy

A Georgia car wash has aligned its business with a group that believes a government insider is publicly uncovering a vast left-wing plot against President Donald Trump. The billboard reads “#QANON” — citing a group many have said espouse conspiracy theories — and has a logo with the name of Car Nutz Car Wash in the bottom left corner.  >> Read more trending...
‘Everyone signed one’: Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government

‘Everyone signed one’: Trump aggressive in use of nondisclosure agreements, even in government

President Donald Trump's bitter fight with a former top White House aide has highlighted his aggressive and unconventional use of nondisclosure agreements to prevent current and former government employees from revealing secrets or disparaging him or his family.  The latest uproar centers on claims in a book by former senior adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman that the Trump campaign offered her...
‘Immigration hypocrite’: Stephen Miller’s uncle lambastes him in scathing op-ed

‘Immigration hypocrite’: Stephen Miller’s uncle lambastes him in scathing op-ed

Wolf-Leib Glosser fled violence from his small Eastern European village and, with $8 to his name, came to Ellis Island. His children soon followed, and his children's children were born in the American city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where the family grew and prospered.  Such is what "chain migration" was like at the turn of the 20th century, and such is the "classically American...
Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

Gore: Trump not yet as damaging to environment as he feared

The Trump administration has made some dangerous changes to environmental policy, but the damage so far has been less than it initially appeared, former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview Monday. "He (President Trump) has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone said last year his administration is a blend of malevolence and incompetence," Gore said in an...
Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

Reality White House: Trump, Omarosa trade insults, charges

President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings, an ethnic slur and plenty of insults — reviving their roles as reality show boss and villain. Late Monday, Trump tackled Manigault Newman's claim that she had heard an audiotape of him using the N-word. He tweeted that he had received...
Grant allows Bucher to order more iPads, beef up voting security

Grant allows Bucher to order more iPads, beef up voting security

The Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections has ordered 1,750 updated iPad Minis — which will be able to have the latest Apple security patch on them — for voters to check in with at the polls in the November election. The iPads will be paid for with a federal grant meant to be spent on strengthening cyber security for election systems, money Palm Beach County Commissioners are expected...
Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

President Donald Trump on Monday dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 — and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers." Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him — a claim that Cuomo's office did not immediately dispute. The challenge came as Trump delivered remarks at a fundraising event...
Elections 2018: Who added more voters — Republicans, Democrats or NPAs?

Elections 2018: Who added more voters — Republicans, Democrats or NPAs?

Florida’s electorate has grown more Hispanic and less partisan since the 2016 presidential election, new voter registration statistics from the Florida Division of Elections show. The number of Florida voters who register with minor parties or with no party affiliation has increased 4.2 percent since 2016 while Democratic registrations have dipped 0.8 percent and Republican registrations have...
Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona. Trump and McCain are engaged in a long-running feud that dates to Trump's 2016 presidential run. At campaign rallies, Trump regularly castigates McCain — without using his name &mdash...
Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses. The trial of the longtime Washington operator now turns...
Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

Immigration courts from Boston to Los Angeles have been experiencing fallout from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that has caused some deportation orders to be tossed and cases thrown out, bringing more chaos to a system that was already besieged by ballooning dockets and lengthy backlogs. The little-known ruling addressed what might seem like a narrow procedural issue over how to properly provide...
Peter Strzok fired by FBI over anti-Trump text messages

Peter Strzok fired by FBI over anti-Trump text messages

Peter Strzok has been fired by the FBI amid ongoing scrutiny of text messages he sent that were critical of Donald Trump before he was elected to serve as president in 2016, according to multiple reports. Strzok, a 22-year veteran of the bureau who worked on the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email...
Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

Trump's Harley boycott call roils Wisconsin primary

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great" if there was a boycott. Trump's Sunday tweet forced Walker and other Republicans to take a position on the sticky political issue involving an iconic Wisconsin company just ahead...
In West Delray, Philip Levine rips Donald Trump and ‘his little Mini-Me, Ron DeSantis’

In West Delray, Philip Levine rips Donald Trump and ‘his little Mini-Me, Ron DeSantis’

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, one of five Democrats running for governor, visits an early voting site in West Delray today. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Democratic gubernatorial hopeful  Philip Levine stopped by an early voting site west of Delray Beach this morning and told supporters that Florida is “the last line of defense for...
Omarosa Manigault Newman claims ‘false imprisonment’ during her firing, accuses Trump of lying

Omarosa Manigault Newman claims ‘false imprisonment’ during her firing, accuses Trump of lying

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the once-loyal aide to President Donald Trump who has written a new tell-all book containing explosive allegations about her former boss, said Monday that she believes Trump was lying when he claimed in a phone call last December that he knew nothing about her dismissal by White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.  In a combative appearance on NBC's "Today"...
The Manafort scramble: Raising millions for himself even as he ran Trump’s campaign

The Manafort scramble: Raising millions for himself even as he ran Trump’s campaign

Paul Manafort, a valued customer of the Trump Organization who had spent $3.7 million to buy Apartment 43G in Trump Tower, appeared to be just what Donald Trump wanted in March 2016: A consummate Washington insider, deeply experienced in the byzantine art of wrangling convention delegates, yet also someone who could claim to be an outsider, a successful entrepreneur with overseas clients.  Manafort's...
Trump denies using racial slur during 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Trump denies using racial slur during 'Celebrity Apprentice'

President Donald Trump slammed former White House aide and “Apprentice” alum Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday after she released audio clips that she claims were recorded during interactions with President Donald Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly. Update 9:55 p.m. EDT Aug. 13: According to the Associated Press, Trump said he received a phone call from Mark Burnett, the producer...
How to understand Trump’s condemnation of ‘all types of racism’

How to understand Trump’s condemnation of ‘all types of racism’

Sharply criticized for his failure to immediately condemn racist protesters after last year's unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump this year tried to get out ahead of the issue before a planned march in Washington on Sunday.  "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon. "We must come...
Report: ‘Mar-a-Lago Crowd’ members are steering VA

Report: ‘Mar-a-Lago Crowd’ members are steering VA

Last February, shortly after Peter O’Rourke became chief of staff for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he received an email from Bruce Moskowitz with his input on a new mental health initiative for the VA. “Received,” O’Rourke replied. “I will begin a project plan and develop a timeline for action.” O’Rourke treated the email as an order, but Moskowitz...
Trump targets anti-Trump, Palm Beach billionaire Koch brothers

Trump targets anti-Trump, Palm Beach billionaire Koch brothers

The list of Palm Beach billionaires with memberships at Mar-a-Lago who have ticked off President Donald Trump grew by two on Tuesday when Trump bashed Koch industries’ powerful donor network in a 2-part, early morning tweet. Twin brothers Bill and David Koch, whose family founded Koch industries Inc., both own oceanfront estates in Palm Beach - one just north of of the president’s private...
Report: Ivanka Trump’s clothing company shutting down

Report: Ivanka Trump’s clothing company shutting down

Ivanka Trump’s clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports. The New York Post is reporting that its sources say the company “will be shuttered ‘ASAP’ and that staff have been informed that they’re being laid off.” Ivanka Trump, who is a senior adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, has recently been...
Trump-owned house in Palm Beach available to rent for $100,000 a month

Trump-owned house in Palm Beach available to rent for $100,000 a month

The Palm Beach beachfront house belonging to President Donald Trump’s two eldest sons is up for rent — for $100,000 a month, according to the local multiple listing service. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump two months ago paid their aunt, federal appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, $18.25 million for her eight-bedroom house at 1125 S. Ocean Blvd. The deed was recorded...
Putin: Missile-strike video does not target Florida

Putin: Missile-strike video does not target Florida

Apparently, Russian President Vladimir Putin needs a lesson in U.S. geography. In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Monday, Putin denied that Florida was depicted in a propaganda video released last year showing Russian super missiles targeting Florida.  Florida, arguably the country’s most identifiable state, is clearly depicted on the map, with Russian intercontinental...
Art of the Disruption: Trump, the Red Cross gala and the season

Art of the Disruption: Trump, the Red Cross gala and the season

Before he was a disruptive force in American politics, Donald Trump was recasting and remaking relationships in Palm Beach’s winter social season. Take the case of Trump and the season’s most prestigious gala — the International Red Cross. In 2005, shortly after a new ballroom opened, the International Red Cross Ball decided to leave The Breakers, its home for 40 years...
Trump Foundation donated to charities that booked galas at Mar-a-Lago

Trump Foundation donated to charities that booked galas at Mar-a-Lago

Nearly all of the $706,000 in donations made by the Donald J. Trump Foundation in Palm Beach County since 2008 went to charities that hosted lavish fundraisers at Mar-a-Lago — the president’s highest-profile business in the county. While the timing and frequency of the donations suggest charities that fete at Mar-a-Lago — especially those that return after fundraising at other...
COMMENTARY: Words on clothing mean things, whether it’s what you want them to mean or not

COMMENTARY: Words on clothing mean things, whether it’s what you want them to mean or not

About 15 years ago, around the time I began writing for this paper, message T-shirts -- some political, some pithy and others just punny -- were  a thing. I was in my early 30s at the time and probably a few years north of the target age, but they were cute and I bought a few. My favorite was an homage to my devotion to the “Law and Order” franchise, the words “Chung...
First lady Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to child migrant detention center

First lady Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to child migrant detention center

First lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to Texas on Thursday, one day after her husband signed an executive order ending his administration’s controversial policy of separating migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Update 3:10 p.m. EDT June 21: Trump was criticized for the coat she chose to wear while boarding the plane en route to McAllen on Thursday...
Trump Foundation lawsuit cites Palm Beach flag fight, Bondi donation

Trump Foundation lawsuit cites Palm Beach flag fight, Bondi donation

President Donald Trump’s long ago dispute with Palm Beach over the American flag flying over Mar-a-Lago came back to skewer the real estate tycoon Thursday when New York’s top law enforcer said it exemplified how Trump misused millions of dollars from his charitable foundation to pay off personal, business and political debts.  “Mr. Trump ran the foundation according to...
Will Donald Trump invite North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to Mar-a-Lago?

Will Donald Trump invite North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to Mar-a-Lago?

In what would be an unprecedented event even for a president who seems to relish the unprecedented, President Donald Trump is considering inviting North Korean President Kim Jong-un to his Mar-a-Lago mansion if talks between the two leaders in June go well, according to a report by Bloomberg on Wednesday.  The Florida summit would likely happen in the fall, according to Bloomberg, citing an unnamed...
Jeff Greene and Donald Trump: Billionaires and … politicians?

Jeff Greene and Donald Trump: Billionaires and … politicians?

Another Palm Beach billionaire businessman with ties to Mar-a-Lago but virtually no political experience has decided to go big and run for an office traditionally held by veteran politicians. Jeff Greene, a member of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club, has filed paperwork to enter the Democratic primary for governor. Greene, 63, has said he considers Trump a friend. They...
Read Trump’s letter to Kim Jong Un canceling North Korea summit

Read Trump’s letter to Kim Jong Un canceling North Korea summit

President Donald Trump on Thursday sent a letter to the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, canceling their highly anticipated summit on June 12 to discuss denuclearization.  The following is the text of that letter, as released by the White House.  —  His Excellency Kim Jong Un Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Pyongyang ...
White House lawyer’s presence at briefings on FBI’s Russia source roils lawmakers

White House lawyer’s presence at briefings on FBI’s Russia source roils lawmakers

Justice Department and intelligence community leaders conferred twice with top Republican and Democratic lawmakers Thursday, hoping to defuse a partisan conflict over the FBI's use of a confidential source to aid the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia.  After hours of discussion, though, there seemed to be little in the way of resolution. Instead, the meetings...
Courting Kim and coming up short highlights the limits of Trump’s me-first diplomacy

Courting Kim and coming up short highlights the limits of Trump’s me-first diplomacy

At the core of President Donald Trump's foreign policy is a belief that he can use his personal charisma to charm his way to world peace.  The collapse Thursday of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shows the limits of Trump's me-first approach to diplomacy.  Trump's letter to Kim canceling the meeting on North Korea's nuclear program neatly summed up his view. In it...
White House commitment to summit ended as spontaneously as it began

White House commitment to summit ended as spontaneously as it began

The historic nuclear disarmament summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — the one that Trump thought might earn him the Nobel Peace Prize — crumbled nearly as quickly as it came together, in a sudden and startling decision Thursday morning by the American president.  Inside the White House residence, the first alarm sounded about 10 p.m. Wednesday...
In reversal, Giuliani now says Trump should do interview with Mueller team

In reversal, Giuliani now says Trump should do interview with Mueller team

President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani switched gears Wednesday, saying that he would prefer the president grant an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller's office and that a decision would be made within "the next couple weeks."  "I guess I'd rather do the interview. It gets it over with it, it makes my client happy," he said. "The safe course you hear every...
Trump’s cryptic China tweet threatens another course change on trade

Trump’s cryptic China tweet threatens another course change on trade

President Donald Trump has sent outraged tweets and combative tweets and happy tweets and tricker tweets (covfefe). There have been tweets in all capital letters and with multiple exclamation points. There have even been tweets that seemed to threaten a preemptive nuclear strike.  But there haven't been many tweets like the one Trump sent Wednesday morning, where he was both cryptic and subtle...
When it comes to Trump, men and women remain far apart

When it comes to Trump, men and women remain far apart

The evidence continues to pile up. When it comes to Donald Trump, there's a big difference between men and women.  Yes, many women voted for Trump in 2016 and continue to support him as president almost without reservation. They are women like Janelle Lutgen, whom I met during intermittent travels through counties in the Midwest over the past year-plus. She's a Republican official in Iowa and...
Dramatic Miami-Dade police video shows shootout at Trump Doral resort

Dramatic Miami-Dade police video shows shootout at Trump Doral resort

The Miami-Dade Police Department has released dramatic body-cam video from an officer who rushed into the lobby of the Trump Doral resort during a shootout with an armed man at 1:39 a.m. on May 18. Police identified the shooter as Jonathan Oddi, 42. Four days later, a motive for the bizarre incident has not been revealed. The video begins with the officer raising his gun and pointing it towards...
Divisions within Trump team undercut quick trade victory with China

Divisions within Trump team undercut quick trade victory with China

By the time U.S. negotiators wrapped up high-level talks with a visiting Chinese delegation last week, President Donald Trump’s ambitions for a multibillion-dollar trade agreement had, for the time being, shriveled into a blandly worded communiqué without any dollar figures. It was not clear that the talks set a path to success.  Ceaseless infighting and jockeying for influence on...
Trump team’s Mueller strategy: Limit the investigation and attack the investigators

Trump team’s Mueller strategy: Limit the investigation and attack the investigators

Frustrated and impatient, fed up with waiting and eager to fight back, President Donald Trump has embarked on what amounts to a two-prong strategy to contain the threat and undercut the credibility of the escalating investigations targeting him and his associates.  The blizzard of Twitter messages combined with a string of public statements by his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in recent days seemed...
By demanding an investigation, Trump challenged a constraint on his power

By demanding an investigation, Trump challenged a constraint on his power

When President Donald Trump publicly demanded that the Justice Department open an investigation into the FBI’s scrutiny of his campaign contacts with Russia, he inched further toward breaching an established constraint on executive power: The White House does not make decisions about individual law enforcement investigations.  “It’s an incredible historical moment,” said...
Trump’s charm and threats aren’t working on China. Here’s why.

Trump’s charm and threats aren’t working on China. Here’s why.

China has called President Donald Trump’s bluff.  Chinese negotiators left Washington this weekend with a significant win: a willingness by the Trump administration to hold off for now on imposing tariffs on up to $150 billion in Chinese imports. China gave up little in return, spurning the Trump administration’s nudges for a concrete commitment to buy more goods from the United States...
UPDATE: Police probe motive for Trump resort shooting; All quiet at PBC Trump sites

UPDATE: Police probe motive for Trump resort shooting; All quiet at PBC Trump sites

While police investigators probe a shooting this morning at the Trump resort west of Miami, there is little evidence of heightened security at the Trump Organization’s golf clubs in Jupiter and West Palm Beach or the Winter White House at Mar-a-Lago. “I cannot provide any information,” said a security guard at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. At Mar-a-Lago, where...
Trump joins push by allies to expose an FBI source

Trump joins push by allies to expose an FBI source

President Donald Trump's allies are waging an increasingly aggressive campaign to undercut the Russia investigation by exposing the role of a top-secret FBI source. The effort reached new heights Thursday as Trump alleged that an informant had improperly spied on his 2016 campaign and predicted that the ensuing scandal would be "bigger than Watergate!"  The extraordinary push begun...
UPDATE: President’s sister sells Palm Beach house to company headed by nephews Eric, Donald Trump Jr.

UPDATE: President’s sister sells Palm Beach house to company headed by nephews Eric, Donald Trump Jr.

UPDATE: Eric and Donald Trump Jr., President Trump’s sons, are officers of the company that just paid $18.25 million for the Palm Beach oceanfront vacation home of one of the president’s sisters, records show. The house at 1125 S. Ocean Blvd. was sold by Eric and Donald Jr.’s aunt, federal appeals Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, according to the deed recorded this week. Eric Trump signed...
Trump 2017 finance report: Palm Beach County businesses earned $52M; Cohen payment disclosed

Trump 2017 finance report: Palm Beach County businesses earned $52M; Cohen payment disclosed

The Winter White House is pretty green for  President Donald Trump. Mar-a-Lago, along with Trump’s two golf clubs in Palm Beach County earned income of $52.2 million in 2017, according to the president’s financial disclosure report released on Wednesday. Mar-a-Lago, the president’s private club in Palm Beach, was the biggest earner, bringing in $25...
Trump billboard battle heats up, again

Trump billboard battle heats up, again

How much would you pay to own a piece of a billboard -once located on the presidential motorcade route - that called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump? An unidentified buyer has paid $2,500 for the section of the sign that spells out the word “NOW” - as in “IMPEACHMENT NOW.” The eleven letters in the word impeachment are going for $500 apiece, while an 5&rdquo...
Trump’s ZTE tweet sows confusion before trade talks with China

Trump’s ZTE tweet sows confusion before trade talks with China

Senior U.S. officials struggled Monday to explain and act on President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to rescue Chinese telecom giant ZTE — a move that caught many of them by surprise.  ZTE said last week that it would shutter major operations after the United States announced punitive measures in response to the company's failure to comply with a settlement of charges for violating sanctions...
To sway Trump on trade, businesses try an ad blitz on cable TV

To sway Trump on trade, businesses try an ad blitz on cable TV

When President Donald Trump tunes into “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, he may see a familiar face delivering a gentle warning that tariffs are “B-A-D economics.”  In a last-ditch attempt to persuade Trump to back away from his trade approach, the National Retail Federation has enlisted Ben Stein, the comedic economist famous for his role in the 1980s film “Ferris...
Insider: Who was at same party with Donald Trump Jr. in New York?

Insider: Who was at same party with Donald Trump Jr. in New York?

Just because the car carriers are loading up all over Palm Beach and the hurricane shutters are in place at all the Midtown condos doesn’t mean the party scene is over. It’s just that there might be some travel involved to get to one. In New York, Palm Beacher Terry Allen Kramer joined GOP stalwarts Kathleen and Wayne Newton, Donald Trump Jr. and the comely Kimberly...
Trump’s  winter visits to Mar-a-Lago: 47 days, 220 tweets, 29 golf outings

Trump’s  winter visits to Mar-a-Lago: 47 days, 220 tweets, 29 golf outings

Mar-a-Lago is about to close its gilded doors for the summer, meaning Palm Beach’s most famous snowbird - President Donald Trump - likely won’t be seen in Palm Beach until the fall. The president made 10 visits to Mar-a-Lago during the 2017-2018 winter season - beginning Nov. 21, 2017 with a six-day visit to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family. But the controversy over Mar-a-Lago&rsquo...
Trump’s trust grows in his gut-driven, out-of-the-box approach to international relations

Trump’s trust grows in his gut-driven, out-of-the-box approach to international relations

President Donald Trump yanked the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal this week and will reverse decades of policy in Israel next week, in each case acting on a campaign pledge and intuition that he argues has already proved more successful than traditional diplomacy.  He is aggressively moving forward with his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This week Trump sent Secretary...
Trump made high drug prices his issue. Democrats think they can take it back.

Trump made high drug prices his issue. Democrats think they can take it back.

Democrats are trying to take back an issue Donald Trump effectively stole from them during the 2016 presidential campaign: the high cost of prescription drugs.  Trump repeatedly railed against pharmaceutical companies during the campaign and after taking office, promising prices would drop and accusing drug companies of "getting away with murder." But more than a year into his tenure...
All the different ways Trump could go on the Iran deal

All the different ways Trump could go on the Iran deal

On Monday afternoon, President donald Trump declared via Twitter that his decision on the Iran deal will come Tuesday.  The 2015 accord — signed by the United States, the U.K., France, Germany, Russia, China and Iran — lifts economic sanctions against Iran. In exchange, Tehran gave up its ability to produce enriched uranium, which could be used in a nuclear weapon. The president is...
Giuliani says Trump would not have to comply with Mueller subpoena

Giuliani says Trump would not have to comply with Mueller subpoena

Rudy Giuliani, reeling after a chaotic first week as President Donald Trump’s lawyer, tried again Sunday to straighten out his client’s story. But Giuliani raised new questions about whether Trump had paid hush money to other women and suggested the president might invoke the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying in the special counsel’s Russia investigation.  Giuliani, a former...
Mar-a-Lago events raise money for politicos, revenues for Trump

Mar-a-Lago events raise money for politicos, revenues for Trump

In March, the Republican National Committee paid $224,857 to Mar-a-Lago — President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach — to host fundraisers for his prospective 2020 re-election bid as well as the 2018 campaigns of other Republicans. The fundraisers on the weekend of March 3 are believed to have raked in about $5 million — a big chunk of the record $13...
First lady fashion: See Melania Trump’s looks of the Palm Beach season

First lady fashion: See Melania Trump’s looks of the Palm Beach season

From deboarding Air Force One to hosting international first ladies, Melania Trump carries out her political responsibilities in style. This Palm Beach season, the former model was photographed wearing designers such as Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, and Dolce & Gabbana, but mostly Michael Kors. And what’s an outfit without the right shoes? Melania almost always pairs her classic looks with...
Kelly finds himself in a familiar place in the Trump White House — eyeing the exits

Kelly finds himself in a familiar place in the Trump White House — eyeing the exits

When President Donald Trump learned this week that his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, reportedly called him “an idiot” on several occasions, he expressed little in the way of frustration or anger, an uncharacteristically low-key response from someone with little tolerance for slights.  Attending a fundraising dinner on Monday, Trump told a confidant that he did not believe Kelly would...
Trump repaying the Stormy Daniels money doesn’t mean there were no campaign finance violations

Trump repaying the Stormy Daniels money doesn’t mean there were no campaign finance violations

It didn't take former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani long to make his mark after joining President Donald Trump's legal team. Unfortunately, the mark Giuliani left was on his client.  During an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Giuliani volunteered a startling bit of information. That $130,000 that Trump's attorney Michael Cohen admitted having paid to porn star Stormy Daniels?...
Roy Moore lawsuit claims ‘political conspiracy’ against him in Senate race

Roy Moore lawsuit claims ‘political conspiracy’ against him in Senate race

Roy Moore, whose campaign for the U.S. Senate foundered amid allegations he pursued teenage girls in Alabama decades ago, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that he was the victim of what he called a "political conspiracy."  The defamation case names four women, including Leigh Corfman, who has said Moore touched her sexually when she was 14 years old and he was a 32-year-old assistant...
‘Fake news’ might have saved Trump from awkward confrontation over his vulgar remark about African countries

‘Fake news’ might have saved Trump from awkward confrontation over his vulgar remark about African countries

Just a few months ago, President Donald Trump grew frustrated during a meeting in the Oval Office about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries and asked, "Why are we having all these people from sh-thole countries come here?"  The African Union condemned the remark at the time. On Monday, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari became the first of its members...
Korean unity pressures Trump as bargaining chips slip away

Korean unity pressures Trump as bargaining chips slip away

President Donald Trump lost no time hailing the historic nature of Friday’s meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. But the gauzy images and vows of peace by Kim Jong Un and his counterpart from the South, Moon Jae-in, have complicated Trump’s task as he prepares for his own history-making encounter with Kim.  While the two Korean leaders pledged to rid the heavily armed...
How Trump’s mixed signals complicate America’s role in the world

How Trump’s mixed signals complicate America’s role in the world

To hear President Donald Trump tell it, his approach to North Korea and Iran, marked by unpredictability and opposition to the diplomacy and compromise of his predecessors, will end the nuclear programs of both countries once and for all.  Imposing “maximum pressure” on North Korea will persuade it to dismantle its arsenal, Trump has said. And a decision by the United States to withdraw...
Trump’s loyalty tests cause hiring headaches

Trump’s loyalty tests cause hiring headaches

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then the star of President Donald Trump's early Cabinet, was assembling his staff and picked Sarah Isgur Flores as his top spokeswoman.  There was just one problem: She had criticized Trump, repeatedly, during the 2016 Republican primaries. Flores' prospects for a Justice Department job stalled, and Trump's advisers knew there was only one way Sessions would be...
President Trump to visit to Britain in July

President Trump to visit to Britain in July

President Donald Trump will travel to Britain in July for a working visit, the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Thursday, making good on an invitation delayed in part by the threat of protests and unrest in London.  The trip will include talks with British leaders but will be a lower-key working visit and not a full state visit, a spokesman for Downing Street confirmed. ...
Trump invites Palm Beachers to dinner with French president

Trump invites Palm Beachers to dinner with French president

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania host their first state dinner and the White House on Tuesday evening that Palm Beach was well represented. Among the guests with ties to Palm Beach: Stephen Schwarzman, chief of Blackstone and Trump confidant, who  owns a $32.9 million estate at 1768 S. Ocean Blvd.  Schwarzman, who has a net worth of $12.6 billion, is ranked 117th on the Forbes&rsquo...
Amazon’s critics get new life with Trump’s attacks on the company

Amazon’s critics get new life with Trump’s attacks on the company

One of Amazon’s antagonists seized the moment last month with an unusual newspaper advertisement addressed to President Donald Trump. The ad, from a nonprofit that advocates less government, attacked a Defense Department technology contract that Amazon intends to bid on, calling it a lucrative handout for the company.  A top think tank critic of Amazon’s market power also credited...
The ‘fixer’ for Trump becomes a danger

The ‘fixer’ for Trump becomes a danger

When Donald Trump won the presidency, his longtime attorney Michael Cohen seemed in position for a coveted spot in the senior ranks of the White House.  At one point, Cohen topped a list of five candidates for White House counsel, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Post. He suggested to some Trump allies that he might make a good chief of staff.  But when Trump built his West...
Trump in Palm Beach: President praises, poses with PBSO officers before leaving PBIA

Trump in Palm Beach: President praises, poses with PBSO officers before leaving PBIA

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: President Trump posed with Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office officers on the tarmac at Palm Beach International Airport this afternoon before leaving on Air Force One. Later, while en route to Washington, he tweeted a photo and praised the “incredible”officers who “keep us safe and are very cool about it!” Air Force One arrived in Washington around...
Trump in Palm Beach: President to pardon boxer? Melania at Barbara Bush funeral

Trump in Palm Beach: President to pardon boxer? Melania at Barbara Bush funeral

UPDATE 6 p.m.: Prodded by actor Sylvester Stallone, President Trump says he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after he was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump tweeted this afternoon from Mar-a-Lago that “I am considering a Full Pardon!" for the late Jack Johnson...
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