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Trump says he's coming to Florida 'very soon'

In a phone call to Hillsborough County Republicans attending a fundraising event Saturday night, President Trump told Attorney General Pam Bondi that he'll be coming to Tampa for a special event "very soon."  Bondi held her cellphone up to the mic at the podium during the Lincoln Day Dinner, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The crowd of hundreds listened for several minutes as...
Clinton ribs Trump with Russian cap at Yale's Class Day

Clinton ribs Trump with Russian cap at Yale's Class Day

Hillary Clinton returned to Yale University this weekend, warning the graduating class of the "tumultuous times" that await them and using the school's tradition of over-the-top headwear to rib President Donald Trump with her own unusual hat: a Russian fur cap. The audience laughed as she said, "If you can't beat them, join them." Clinton says she's concerned about the country's...
Trump demands Justice Department probe claims of spying on his 2016 campaign

Trump demands Justice Department probe claims of spying on his 2016 campaign

In a tweet Sunday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he will demand that the Justice Department investigate whether it or the FBI spied on his 2016 presidential campaign for political reasons, CNN reported. "I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump Campaign for Political...

POINT OF VIEW: For Iran deal, most important is what comes next

The Iran deal is no more. Many diplomacy and intelligence experts have weighed in on whether the deal — also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — was ultimately making America and the world safer. While there is merit on both sides of this debate, what cannot be argued is that the agreement was willfully wrapped in a false narrative and sold to Congress, the press...
Police: Man who stormed Trump resort still in hospital

Police: Man who stormed Trump resort still in hospital

A man who stormed President Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort remains in the hospital a day after he exchanged gunfire with police. Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta also said on Saturday that charges remain pending against 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi, who lives about a mile (2 kilometers) away from the golf resort. Authorities say that on early Friday morning, Oddi carried an American...
Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

Melania Trump returned to the White House in "high spirits" on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization for kidney treatment, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady's condition may have been more complicated than first revealed. President Donald Trump heralded her homecoming with a tweet that referred to her as "Melanie" instead of "Melania...
Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere. Some Republican candidates fear that the unscripted and relatively unpopular president could do more harm than good should he campaign on their behalf. Leading party strategists want Trump to focus his time and energy...
Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 13 injured, suspect arraigned on capital murder charges

Santa Fe High School shooting: 10 dead, 13 injured, suspect arraigned on capital murder charges

The suspect in the Santa Fe High School shooting in Galveston County Texas was arraigned on capital murder and aggravated assault charges Friday in the deaths of 10 people and the wounding of a police officer.  Thirteen people were also injured in the massacre Friday morning at the high school in southeastern Texas, the FBI said Saturday. >> Read more trending news  The gunman...
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...
BREAKING: Man, officer injured in shootout at Trump National Golf Club in Miami

BREAKING: Man, officer injured in shootout at Trump National Golf Club in Miami

A man was shot and an officer was injured during a shootout at Trump National Golf Resort in Doral early Friday.  Police responded to reports of shots fired at the resort at about 1:30 a.m., and officers exchanged fire with the man who they said was holding a handgun in the lobby, NBC Miami reports.  In a press conference Miami-Dade Police director Juan Perez said the man, who has not been...
Bill in Congress raises hope of financial relief for Lantana airport

Bill in Congress raises hope of financial relief for Lantana airport

Palm Beach County’s Lantana airport — forced to effectively shut down whenever President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago — is inching a little closer to getting some relief from the federal government. A spending bill approved by a House Appropriations subcommittee this week includes $3.5 million to reimburse airports and related businesses that are affected by the temporary flight...
Trump in Palm Beach: Potential relief for Lantana airport for lost business

Trump in Palm Beach: Potential relief for Lantana airport for lost business

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, with Stellar Aviation President Jonathan Miller and County Commissioner Dave Kerner at Lantana airport in 2017. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Palm Beach County’s Lantana airport — forced to effectively shut down whenever President Donald Trump visits Mar-a-Lago — is inching a little closer...
New documents spur new questions on Trump-Russia probe

New documents spur new questions on Trump-Russia probe

Donald Trump Jr. told Senate investigators that he did nothing wrong in a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting which had been advertised as one that might give the Trump Campaign “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, as an unexpected document dump by a Senate committee on Tuesday released new information about the investigation, spurred new questions, and filled in some blanks about...
Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

President Donald Trump revealed in his financial disclosure Wednesday that he reimbursed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses," with no mention of a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about a sexual tryst she said they had. The head of the nation's ethics office questioned why Trump didn't include this in his previous year's...
Trump acknowledges he reimbursed Cohen, lawyer who paid Stormy Daniels

Trump acknowledges he reimbursed Cohen, lawyer who paid Stormy Daniels

President Donald Trump disclosed reimbursement payment last year of more than $100,000 to his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in financial documents released Wednesday. The disclosure, released Wednesday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, did not elaborate on what the money was for, beyond expenses. However, the payment was made for work Cohen did in 2016, the same year the attorney paid adult...
Melania Trump says she feels 'great,' thanks well-wishers

Melania Trump says she feels 'great,' thanks well-wishers

Melania Trump says she feels "great" after a kidney procedure and expects to return to the White House before long. Her husband is visiting her in the hospital for the third straight day. The first lady's comments on Twitter on Wednesday were her first since she was hospitalized for an embolization on Monday. She tweeted "a sincere thank you to Walter Reed Medical Unit" and to...
In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns democracy at risk

In veiled shot at Trump, Tillerson warns democracy at risk

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took a veiled shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday, warning that a growing national crisis of ethics and integrity has put American democracy at risk. In remarks to graduates of the Virginia Military Institute, Tillerson lamented assaults on facts that he said would lead to a loss of freedom if not countered. And he said that only societies able to pursue...
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: “We’ll see what happens” with North Korean summit

Trump: “We’ll see what happens” with North Korean summit

A day after North Korea raised objections to a United States demand that Pyongyang end its nuclear weapons program as part of an upcoming summit meeting, President Donald Trump told reporters he would wait to hear more from Kim Jong Un’s government. “We’ll see what happens,” the President told reporters during an Oval Office photo opportunity. “We’ll...
Trump fan club adds disclaimer after cease-and-desist letter from Trump lawyer

Trump fan club adds disclaimer after cease-and-desist letter from Trump lawyer

Old logo (top) for the Trump Team 2020 Florida Republican Club has been modified to include disclaimer (highlighted below) as well as a picture of Trump with the club’s president, Annie Marie Delgado. After being accused by one of President Donald Trump‘s campaign lawyers of falsely representing itself as an affiliate of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign...
Trump Jr. tells Senate he can’t recall discussing Russia meeting with his father

Trump Jr. tells Senate he can’t recall discussing Russia meeting with his father

In testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump Jr. denied doing anything wrong by meeting with a group of Russians who promised ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 elections, telling investigators that he did not remember if he had talked about the details of that meeting with his father, the President, as a U.S. Senate panel released hundreds...
Cheesecake Factory: Employees accused of harassing Trump supporter for MAGA hat no longer employed

Cheesecake Factory: Employees accused of harassing Trump supporter for MAGA hat no longer employed

The Cheesecake Factory says it has suspended a group of employees accused of harassing a customer who wore a "Make America Great Again" hat to one of the company's Miami restaurants. According to WFOR-TV, Eugene Joseph, 22, said employees at the chain's Dadeland Mall location taunted and threatened him on Mother's Day when they saw his hat bearing President Donald Trump's campaign slogan...
Just about everything is odd about Trump’s support of Chinese firm ZTE

Just about everything is odd about Trump’s support of Chinese firm ZTE

Just about everything is odd regarding President Donald Trump's recent tweet that he wants to help Chinese technology company ZTE Corp. "get back into business, fast" because its failure cost "too many jobs in China."  It's odd that Trump, who campaigned on saving millions of U.S. jobs, suddenly says he cares about a few thousand Chinese jobs.  It's odd that Trump, who...
‘That’s not what we do’: Republicans balk at confronting Trump over McCain smear

‘That’s not what we do’: Republicans balk at confronting Trump over McCain smear

For six days straight, Republican senators had publicly rallied to the defense of their longtime colleague battling cancer, Sen. John McCain, who was the target of a crass joke by a White House aide calling him irrelevant because "he's dying anyway."  But in a long luncheon Tuesday with President Donald Trump himself, none of the Senate Republicans in attendance brought up the McCain...

Trump submits financial disclosure; release expected soon

President Donald Trump has submitted his annual financial disclosure to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, and it is expected to be released publicly in the coming days. Trump's disclosure, which includes all of 2017 and part of 2018, is being closely watched to see whether he will disclose the $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels on his behalf by his attorney Michael Cohen. Trump attorney...
Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

Judge: Special counsel had authority to prosecute Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller was working within his authority when he brought charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a federal judge in Washington ruled Tuesday. The decision was a setback for Manafort in his defense against charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent related to his Ukrainian political...
The Latest: Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

The Latest: Trump visits first lady at Walter Reed hospital

The Latest on Melania Trump's hospital stay following treatment for a benign kidney condition (all times local): 4:20 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to visit his wife, Melania, who is recovering after a kidney procedure. The president left the White House late Tuesday afternoon. The 48-year-old first lady had an "embolization" procedure...
Homeland Security boss defends separating immigrant families

Homeland Security boss defends separating immigrant families

The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration's practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that removing children from parents facing criminal charges happens "in the United States every day." Kirstjen Nielsen, who has led the agency since December...

Trump to sign order to reform US infrastructure technology

President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to try to reform the federal government's confounding information technology structure. The White House says Trump will order agencies to strengthen the roles of their chief information officers, requiring that they report directly to the agency heads. The order being signed Tuesday was developed by the Office of American Innovation, which is led...
GOP Senators continue to defend McCain, urge White House apology

GOP Senators continue to defend McCain, urge White House apology

More Republicans in the U.S. Senate stepped to the defense of ailing Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Tuesday, amplifying calls for the White House to publicly apologize over the comments of a top aide to President Donald Trump, who dismissed McCain’s opposition to a top nominee, citing his health troubles. “Of course there should be an apology,” said Sen. Dan Sullivan...
Trump’s drug price retreat adds to list of abandoned populist promises

Trump’s drug price retreat adds to list of abandoned populist promises

President Donald Trump's announcement that he would not force drug companies to lower prices for older Americans marked at least the fourth populist economic promise he has abandoned since taking office.  Instead, his changes have frequently pivoted toward policies pursued by big companies and the wealthiest Americans, even though he vowed trouble for both during the 2016 campaign.  On Jan...
Allies fume over Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal but have few options to respond

Allies fume over Trump’s withdrawal from Iran deal but have few options to respond

America's three closest friends in Europe — Britain, France and Germany — are near-bursting with anger and exasperation at the United States. In a frenzy of meetings and phone calls among them over the past week, their leaders have tried to figure out what they can do about President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran and his plans to impose sanctions on their...
Florida Republicans jubilant, Democrats restrained on Jerusalem

Florida Republicans jubilant, Democrats restrained on Jerusalem

As the U.S. on Monday fulfilled President Donald Trump’s pledge to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the U.S. Senate campaigns of Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson exchanged fire over Scott’s attendance at the event. Scott was in Jerusalem on Monday for the ceremony opening the U.S. Embassy and tweeted a picture of himself...
Stormy Daniels' lawyer: No issue with releasing Cohen info

Stormy Daniels' lawyer: No issue with releasing Cohen info

Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer said Monday he did nothing wrong by distributing a report last week that detailed the finances of the president's personal attorney and showed he had charged companies a hefty price for "insight" about Trump. Michael Avenatti said in court papers filed in federal court in New York that he had a First Amendment right to publish the information that was...
Melania Trump: What is a kidney embolization and why is it done?

Melania Trump: What is a kidney embolization and why is it done?

First lady Melania Trump underwent a procedure on one of her kidneys Monday at Walter Reed Hospital that is designed to cut off the blood supply to a tumor or abnormal growth. The procedure, called an embolization, was performed on the first lady Monday morning, a White House press release said. The procedure, according to WebMD, is non-invasive and recovery is generally quick. The White...
Long odds for peace as Trump roils Mideast with embassy move

Long odds for peace as Trump roils Mideast with embassy move

President Donald Trump's prospects for brokering the Mideast peace "deal of the century" plunged ever deeper Monday as the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem opened amid bloodshed in Gaza. The day fueled global concern that U.S. policies are tipping the broader Middle East into deeper, intractable conflict. At the same time, Trump is winning international support for his efforts to strike a deal...
The Latest: McConnell lauds McCain after aide's crass remark

The Latest: McConnell lauds McCain after aide's crass remark

The Latest on a crass remark by a White House staffer on Sen. John McCain (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell steered clear of a White House aide's derisive comment toward Sen. John MCain but praised the ailing Republican after visiting with him over the weekend in Arizona. In a Senate speech Monday, McConnell said, "I told him we miss him." He says, "...
Trump's bid to help Chinese firm draws fire but raises hopes

Trump's bid to help Chinese firm draws fire but raises hopes

A long-running dispute between American regulators and Chinese telecom company ZTE may have handed President Donald Trump some unexpected leverage in avoiding a trade war with Beijing. Trump's tweet Sunday that he was working with President Xi Jinping of China to put ZTE "back into business, fast" after U.S. sanctions threatened ZTE's existence and 70,000 Chinese jobs caught many trade-watchers...

Trump administration downplays concerns over census question

The Trump administration is downplaying concerns about a possible low participation in the 2020 Census over the addition of a citizenship question for the first time in 70 years. "61 million families have already been exposed to the question and the sky has not fallen," Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday. "So I don't think the sky will fall when we add it to the census itself...
Trump talks with man hailed as hero in Waffle House shooting

Trump talks with man hailed as hero in Waffle House shooting

President Donald Trump has spoken with a Tennessee man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House. White House spokesman Raj Shah says Trump and 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. spoke Monday. Shah had no other details about the conversation. Shaw and a friend were dining at a Waffle House in Nashville on April 22 when a gunman wearing only a jacket opened fire outside with...
First lady Melania Trump released from hospital after undergoing kidney procedure

First lady Melania Trump released from hospital after undergoing kidney procedure

UPDATE: The White House announced Saturday morning that first lady Melania Trump was released from the hospital today and is resting comfortably at the White House. First lady Melania Trump underwent a kidney procedure Monday morning, according to White House officials. Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement Monday afternoon that the first lady underwent an...
U.S. fulfills Trump Jerusalem embassy pledge; Florida Republicans jubilant, Dems restrained

U.S. fulfills Trump Jerusalem embassy pledge; Florida Republicans jubilant, Dems restrained

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted this picture of himself with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and called the opening of a U.S. embassy in Jerusalem “a great day for Florida, Israel and the United States.” The U.S. recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and formally opened its embassy there today — fulfilling a campaign pledge of President...
Trump calls leakers 'cowards' after aide's remark on McCain

Trump calls leakers 'cowards' after aide's remark on McCain

President Donald Trump called West Wing leakers "traitors and cowards" on Monday as a dustup over a White House aide's crass remark about Arizona Sen. John McCain extended into a fifth day. In a Monday afternoon tweet, Trump said the "leaks coming out of the White House are a massive over exaggeration put out by the Fake News Media in order to make us look as bad as possible."...
Donald Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush

Donald Trump may be the best thing that ever happened to George W. Bush

George W. Bush received three standing ovations last week, the first for the mere mention of his name.  Bush was in town for the Atlantic Council's annual fundraiser, where he received the Distinguished International Leadership Award from the influential think tank. More than 800 guests from 70 countries — including former presidents, prime ministers and military leaders — gave the...
Gas prices jump 10 cents after Trump exits Iran deal

Gas prices jump 10 cents after Trump exits Iran deal

Florida gas prices shot up 10 cents in a week for the costliest fill-up since November 2014, with Palm Beach County’s average leading the state at $2.92 per gallon. Gasoline prices are relatively unchanged over the last week. The pump prices reflect a rise in the cost of oil after President Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal and markets anticipated sanctions...
‘Buckle up’: As Mueller probe enters second year, Trump and allies go on war footing

‘Buckle up’: As Mueller probe enters second year, Trump and allies go on war footing

The grand jury witnesses arrive one by one at the windowless room in the federal courthouse on Constitution Avenue in downtown Washington. They are struck first by how commonplace the setting feels — more classroom than courtroom, two witnesses said.  One of special counsel Robert Mueller III's prosecutors stands at a lectern. The jurors, diverse by age and ethnicity, are attentive and...
Trump advisers hail McCain but offer no apology for aide’s crude remark

Trump advisers hail McCain but offer no apology for aide’s crude remark

Advisers to President Donald Trump paid tribute Sunday to the long service of Sen. John McCain but stopped short of apologizing to him for a cruel remark by a White House communications aide about the Arizona Republican's battle with brain cancer.  In a prepared statement, and in some public appearances, Trump advisers praised McCain's service as a senator and naval aviator held as a prisoner...
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’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...
Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to Mar-a-Lago after 5 hours at golf club

Trump in Palm Beach: President returns to Mar-a-Lago after 5 hours at golf club

UPDATE 8 p.m.: The president tweeted that “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site.”  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North...
Across Midwest, farmers warn of GOP losses over Trump’s trade policy

Across Midwest, farmers warn of GOP losses over Trump’s trade policy

Here in the largest soybean-producing county in the country, a snowy winter has left North Dakota farmers like Robert Runck with time on their hands before spring planting — time they have spent stewing over how much they stand to lose if President Donald Trump starts a trade war with China.  “If he doesn’t understand what he’s doing to the nation by doing what he&rsquo...
Trump today: First lady but not president will attend Barbara Bush funeral

Trump today: First lady but not president will attend Barbara Bush funeral

The White House announced today that Donald Trump would not attend former first lady Barbara Bush's memorial service Saturday "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service." The president is expected to stay at Mar-a-Lago while first lady Melania Trump flies to Houston for the funeral, the Associated Press reports...
Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in wake of Michael Cohen criminal investigation

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in wake of Michael Cohen criminal investigation

Former New York mayor and major Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani is joining President Donald Trump’s legal team, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  Giuliani, one of the first and one of the staunchest supporters of Trump’s presidential bid, will be assisting Trump’s legal team with the Russia investigation, according to CNN. Trump is said to be extremely...
Melania Trump hosts Japan’s first lady on tour of Flagler Museum

Melania Trump hosts Japan’s first lady on tour of Flagler Museum

First ladies Melania Trump of the United State and Akie Abe of Japan toured Flagler Museum on Wednesday — another gilded, Palm Beach mansion coincidentally completed a few decades before Mar-a-Lago opened for the 1927 winter season. The first ladies arrived at the museum, the former winter residence of industrialist Henry Flagler, about 11:20 a.m., while President Donald Trump and Japanese...
Trump in Palm Beach: Summit ends with questions on North Korea, Russia sanctions and Mueller’s fate 

Trump in Palm Beach: Summit ends with questions on North Korea, Russia sanctions and Mueller’s fate 

UPDATE 7:35 p.m.: President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe summarized their two-day summit during a joint news conference in the ballroom at the Mar-a-Lago. Both Trump and Abe opened their remarks with condolences to the Bush family for the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush. First Lady Melania Trump will attend her funeral in Texas on Saturday.  Trump said he plans...
After Cohen raid, Trump turns sour on talking to Mueller

After Cohen raid, Trump turns sour on talking to Mueller

The FBI seizure of records from President Donald Trump's personal attrney last week deeply rattled the president - souring him on his long-stated preference to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller III and prompting him to renew efforts to hire more legal firepower, people familiar with the discussions said.  Trump, who had previously expressed a desire to submit to a...
Trump requests extension to file 2017 taxes

Trump requests extension to file 2017 taxes

For decades, presidents have publicly released their tax returns each year — an act of transparency and a way to connect and commiserate with Americans on Tax Day.  On Tuesday, President Donald Trump did not even file his taxes.  White House officials said Trump, who has steadfastly refused to make any of his previous tax returns public, requested a six-month extension because of the...
What might Melania Trump and Akie Abe see at the Flagler Museum?

What might Melania Trump and Akie Abe see at the Flagler Museum?

How will First Lady Melania Trump and Akie Abe, wife of Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, entertain themselves while their husbands discuss world affairs during the Abes’ two-day visit to Mar-a-Lago? Last year, the first ladies toured the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. This year, they’re scheduled to visit a Palm Beach landmark, the Henry Morrison Flagler...
Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets response to death of Barbara Bush

Trump in Palm Beach: President tweets response to death of Barbara Bush

UPDATE 10:30 p.m.: President Trump tweeted photos of himself and the Japanese Prime Minister. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It is my great honor to host <a href="https://twitter.com/JPN_PMO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JPN_PMO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AbeShinzo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"...
Eyeing 2020, Trump fundraisers return to familiar well: Small donors

Eyeing 2020, Trump fundraisers return to familiar well: Small donors

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has ramped up its fundraising this year, bringing in $20.2 million, while investing heavily in cultivating a wide base of small donors, according to reports filed Sunday afternoon with the Federal Election Commission.  Trump’s campaign apparatus spent nearly $8.2 million through the end of last month, with more than 60 percent of that...
Nursing election grievances, Hillary Clinton supporters curse Comey 

Nursing election grievances, Hillary Clinton supporters curse Comey 

When it comes to James Comey’s book-tour crusade against President Donald Trump, the question for hard-core Hillary Clinton fans boils down to this: Curse Comey, or cheer him?  Curse him, mostly.  They may be card-carrying members of “the Resistance,” who oppose everything that the president stands for, but Clinton’s former aides and advisers are still too angry at...
The gaping hole in Sean Hannity’s story about being Michael Cohen’s client

The gaping hole in Sean Hannity’s story about being Michael Cohen’s client

It's not what it looks like. That's the refrain from Sean Hannity, after lawyers for President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed in court on Monday that the Fox News host is one of only three clients that Cohen represented this year and last.  Cohen's previous work included arranging a $130,000 payment to prevent porn star Stormy Daniels from talking publicly about her...
Notable moments in ABC’s interview with ex-FBI chief

Notable moments in ABC’s interview with ex-FBI chief

ABC News aired an hourlong interview on Sunday with James B. Comey, the FBI director fired by President Donald Trump last year. George Stephanopoulos spoke with Comey, who is promoting his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” for five hours in all. Here are highlights and analysis of the conversation.  “I don’t buy this stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages...
Trump wants to review material seized from personal lawyer before federal investigators

Trump wants to review material seized from personal lawyer before federal investigators

President Donald Trump asked a federal judge Sunday night to allow him to review documents that FBI agents seized from the office of his longtime lawyer before criminal investigators have a chance to see the material.  The request underscores the high stakes in an ongoing legal fight in federal court in New York, where Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer, is also fighting to get a chance to review...
Trump in Palm Beach: President, top advisers arrive; billboard battle ends...for now.

Trump in Palm Beach: President, top advisers arrive; billboard battle ends...for now.

UPDATE 4:21 p.m.: Air Force One touched down at Palm Beach International Airport shortly before 3 p.m. today.  A group of supporters on the tarmac chanted, “Trump! Trump! Trump!” when they saw the president. Although the president waved, he did not go over and shake hands, as he has done in the past. The president exited the aircraft through a lower door of  the 757...
Trump’s reelection committee has spent more than $1 out of every $5 on legal fees this year

Trump’s reelection committee has spent more than $1 out of every $5 on legal fees this year

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign spent more than $1 out of every $5 on attorney fees this year as the president contended with the ongoing special counsel investigation and a new legal challenge from an adult-film star.  Of the $3.9 million Trump's committee spent in the first quarter of 2018, more than $834,000 went to eight law firms and the Trump Corp. for legal fees, according...
Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost

Trump, a reluctant hawk, has battled his top aides on Russia and lost

President Donald Trump seemed distracted in March as his aides briefed him at his Mar-a-Lago resort on the administration's plan to expel 60 Russian diplomats and suspected spies.  The United States, they explained, would be ousting roughly the same number of Russians as its European allies — part of a coordinated move to punish Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter...
Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president,’ possibly susceptible to Russian blackmail

Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president,’ possibly susceptible to Russian blackmail

Former FBI Director James Comey said in his first televised interview since being fired that he believed Donald Trump was "morally unfit to be president" and that it was "possible" that the Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him.  In a wide-ranging conversation with George Stephanopoulos broadcast on ABC late Sunday, Comey took aim at Trump in no uncertain...
Larry Kudlow plays “happy warrior” role in counseling Trump

Larry Kudlow plays “happy warrior” role in counseling Trump

In the Oval Office on Tuesday, as fears of a trade war with China roiled markets and panicked U.S. farmers and lawmakers, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s new top economic adviser, scored what passes for a major coup in a White House whipsawed by angry presidential tweets.  He helped get the president to say something nice on Twitter about President Xi Jinping of China.  &ldquo...
GOP campaign seeks to brand ex-FBI director Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump

GOP campaign seeks to brand ex-FBI director Comey a liar as he touts book critical of Trump

- In advance of a publicity tour by James Comey to promote his new book, the Republican National Committee is preparing a widespread campaign to undercut his credibility, including a new website that dubs the former FBI Director as "Lyin' Comey."  The website prominently features quotes from Democrats highly critical of Comey before his firing by Trump nearly a year ago as the president...
Trump orders review of Postal Service’s business model

Trump orders review of Postal Service’s business model

President Donald Trump, who has assailed Amazon.com and falsely accused the online retail giant of cheating the U.S. Postal Service by taking advantage of bulk delivery rates, on Thursday night ordered a sweeping overhaul of the Postal Service's business model.  Trump issued an executive order forming an administration task force, to be chaired by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and directed...
Trump weighs rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership

Trump weighs rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Donald Trump ordered top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sprawling trade pact he rejected three days after taking office.  The move would mark a stunning reversal for Trump, who sharply criticized the pact as a "disaster" and made opposition to global trade deals a centerpiece of his economic agenda as a candidate. ...
Search warrant for Trump’s lawyer sought info on bank loans linked to taxi business

Search warrant for Trump’s lawyer sought info on bank loans linked to taxi business

A federal investigation into what role President Donald Trump's personal attorney played in facilitating payments to two women who alleged affairs with Trump is also examining the lawyer's interactions with a bank that gave him loans against his taxi business.  When they raided the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday, FBI agents sought his communications with New York-based Sterling...
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