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Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Elizabeth Warren releases DNA analysis backing Native American ancestry claims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has released an analysis of her DNA showing that she has Native American ancestry. An analysis of Warren's DNA sample showed she had a Native American ancestor in her family dating back six to 10 generations, according to WFXT. The release of the analysis comes after President Donald Trump has mocked her repeatedly for her claim that she has Native American...
Trump, first lady set to tour Hurricane Michael damage in Florida Panhandle, Georgia

Trump, first lady set to tour Hurricane Michael damage in Florida Panhandle, Georgia

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will visit Florida and Georgia on Monday to survey damage from Hurricane Michael.  >> Read more trending news  The couple is slated to tour the wreckage from the storm in the Florida Panhandle, the Associated Press reported Sunday. The White House has yet to provide additional trip details.  Vice President Mike Pence is...
Trump on missing Saudi journalist: Pledged to get to ‘bottom of it,’ vowed ‘severe punishment’

Trump on missing Saudi journalist: Pledged to get to ‘bottom of it,’ vowed ‘severe punishment’

President Donald Trump sat down with “60 Minutes” for his first interview with the television news magazine since taking office. >> Read more trending news  The wide-ranging interview with Lesley Stahl, which aired Sunday night, included Trump’s opinion on climate change in the wake of Hurricane Michael, North Korea and its dictator Kim Jong Un, Chinese tariffs, the...
Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting

Actor Alec Baldwin followed up his latest parody portrayal of President Donald Trump with a serious call Sunday night for voters to use the Nov. 6 midterm elections to peacefully "overthrow" the government. After reprising his role as Trump on "Saturday Night Live," Baldwin flew to New Hampshire, where he was the keynote speaker at the New Hampshire Democratic Party's annual fall...
Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again." In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that aired Sunday night, Trump said he doesn't want to put the U.S. at a disadvantage in responding to climate change. "I think something's happening. Something's...

Who's Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss

China's ambassador to the United States says he and other foreign diplomats in Washington are having a difficult time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration. Cui Tiankai (sway tee-yehn-KY') was asked on "Fox News Sunday" about trade tensions between the economic powers and if he was clear whether the president follows the guidance of trade...
Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of possible economic retaliation of its own, Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake, members of the Foreign Relations Committee, said...
New York's Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

New York's Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. In a conference call with reporters, the Democratic governor called the invitation to Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes to speak at the Metropolitan Republican Club a "...
The Latest: Trump to visit storm-hit Florida, Georgia

The Latest: Trump to visit storm-hit Florida, Georgia

The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 1 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia on Monday to survey damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Trump will be accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. The White House isn't identifying areas the president will visit. Michael barreled into the Florida Panhandle...
Commentary: The ‘angry mob’ a useful myth in today’s political climate

Commentary: The ‘angry mob’ a useful myth in today’s political climate

“You don’t hand matches to an arsonist,” President Donald Trump declared at a rally in Topeka, Kansas, on Saturday. “And you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob.” Trump was making what appears to be Republicans’ closing argument for the midterm elections: that the Democratic “resistance” to Trump’s presidency — particularly the...
'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump returns as 'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Kanye West meeting

'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Trump returns as 'Saturday Night Live' spoofs Kanye West meeting

You knew the writers at "Saturday Night Live" weren't going to let this one go. Days after rapper Kanye West's White House visit with President Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin returned to the comedy show for the first time this season in a spoof of Thursday's headline-making meeting. "I flew here using the power of this hat!" cast member Chris Redd, playing a rambling West, proclaimed...
Herschel Walker critical of Kanye West panel on CNN

Herschel Walker critical of Kanye West panel on CNN

Before rapper Kanye West’s visit to see President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, he was already making waves.  >> Read more trending news  In a segment about the then-upcoming meeting on Atlanta-based CNN earlier this week, panelists Tara Setmayer and Bakari Sellers talked about their disapproval of West. In response, former University of Georgia football...
Woodward, speaking Monday night in South Florida, says Trump uses power to ‘scare the hell out of people’

Woodward, speaking Monday night in South Florida, says Trump uses power to ‘scare the hell out of people’

The way famed author and journalist Bob Woodward  tells it, the title of his latest book, Fear, a behind-the-scenes look at President Donald Trump’s White House, came from a March 2016 interview with the part-time Palm Beach billionaire when he was a presidential candidate. “The title comes from Trump himself,” said Woodward, who became a journalism legend, along with...
Kanye West talks MAGA hat, mental health, Air Force One, more in Trump meeting at White House

Kanye West talks MAGA hat, mental health, Air Force One, more in Trump meeting at White House

Rapper Kanye West was at the White House with NFL legend Jim Brown and other musicians to witness President Donald Trump sign the Music Modernization Act, but he stole the show with his commentary. >> Read more trending news  Sitting across from Trump as the two were surrounded by reporters, West spoke favorably about Trump, pitched a new idea for the presidential aircraft and...
Hurricane Michael: Trump likely to visit Florida, Georgia next week to survey storm damage

Hurricane Michael: Trump likely to visit Florida, Georgia next week to survey storm damage

President Donald Trump is likely to visit storm-ravaged areas of Florida and Georgia hit by Hurricane Michael early next week, White House officials told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday. The president spoke with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey during the flight to receive updates on the storm, which barreled into Florida on Wednesday and pounded parts of south and...
Hurricane Michael: Mike Pence cancels Atlanta trip as storm pounds Georgia

Hurricane Michael: Mike Pence cancels Atlanta trip as storm pounds Georgia

Vice President Mike Pence canceled his Thursday visit to Georgia to host a high-dollar GOP fundraiser as Hurricane Michael roared through the state.  It was the second time the Republican was forced to scrap a visit to Georgia to boost Brian Kemp’s run for governor due to a major storm. He canceled a September visit because Hurricane Florence was barreling toward the Southeast...
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to stop President Donald Trump from expanding access to short-term health...
Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints

Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints

Chief Justice John Roberts is referring ethics complaints against new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges in Colorado and neighboring states. The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings. They were filed originally with Kavanaugh's old court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Roberts took no action on them while...

POINT OF VIEW: I worry about those poor rich kids

From what I have learned about boarding school and college life during the recent Brett M. Kavanaugh background investigation I am suddenly, and perhaps for the first time, thankful I grew up in the heartland of America where I attended a small college instead of a big school that had fraternities attended by wealthy oilmen’s kids. Sign up for The Palm Beach Post FREE weekly Opinion newsletter...

Unsealed emails reveal tiff over ex-Trump aide Gates

Newly unsealed emails are shedding more light on behind-the-scenes discussions that led lawyers for former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates to withdraw from his case. The emails, between prosecutors and an attorney for Gates, were made public by a judge Tuesday after The Associated Press and other news organizations sued for their release. The correspondence, from late January, took place just days...
Gillum rips Trump for ‘trash’ talking Tallahassee as storm approached

Gillum rips Trump for ‘trash’ talking Tallahassee as storm approached

President Donald Trump and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for governor, traded salvos Monday. Gillum took to Twitter late Monday to call out Trump saying: “Hey @realDonaldTrump — don’t come to my state and talk trash about my city while we are preparing for a Category 3 hurricane. We need a partner right now, not a partisan.” READ ALSO: Trump says &lsquo...
Four weeks out, Trump, Pence try to save GOP majority in Congress

Four weeks out, Trump, Pence try to save GOP majority in Congress

Apart from targeting a handful of U.S. Senate seats held by Democrats, top Republicans mainly find themselves playing defense in the final weeks of the 2018 mid-term election campaign, working furiously to protect the seats of GOP lawmakers in the House, as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence criss-cross the country in a bid to keep both the House and ...
Bill, Hillary Clinton headlining 2018-2019 arena tour

Bill, Hillary Clinton headlining 2018-2019 arena tour

Former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton are going on a 13-date arena tour through 2019. Live Nation, which is promoting the tour, announced “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton” Monday. >> Read more trending news  “Attendees will have the opportunity to hear one-of-a-kind conversations...
Taylor Swift's Instagram post appears to have spurred 65,000 to register to vote

Taylor Swift's Instagram post appears to have spurred 65,000 to register to vote

Taylor Swift’s first major political statement may have led  tens of thousands of people to register to vote. According to Vote.org, a website that uses technology to increase voter turnout, there has been a significant increase in voter registrations across the county. “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post,” Kamari Guthrie...
Nikki Haley has resigned as Ambassador to U.N.

Nikki Haley has resigned as Ambassador to U.N.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has resigned, according to multiple reports. President Donald Trump has reportedly accepted her resignation. She told her staff Tuesday morning of her planned resignation.  Update 11: 04 a.m. EDT Oct. 9: Trump, during the photo opportunity, that maybe Haley could be back in some other role after a break, but that she won’t be fully out...
Trump says 'Florida will become another Venezuela’ under GOP opponent in gov. race

Trump says 'Florida will become another Venezuela’ under GOP opponent in gov. race

President Donald Trump visited Orlando Monday to speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual convention. >> Read more trending news  It was the president's first public appearance since his Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, just barely cleared the final hurdle for Senate confirmation. Kavanaugh had been accused of sexual misconduct by several women...
Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline

The Trump administration is moving to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, a boon for Iowa and other farm states that have pushed for greater sales of the corn-based fuel. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he is lifting a federal ban on summer sales of high-ethanol blends during a trip to Iowa on Tuesday. The long-expected announcement is something of a reward...
VIDEO: At White House ceremony, Kavanaugh vows to be impartial

VIDEO: At White House ceremony, Kavanaugh vows to be impartial

In a swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday evening, new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh said he would not let the caustic Senate confirmation process prevent him from being impartial to all who appear before the U.S. Supreme Court, as Kavanaugh thanked President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and a host of other supporters who gathered in the ...
Brett Kavanaugh says he’s not ‘bitter’ over confirmation process at White House swearing-in

Brett Kavanaugh says he’s not ‘bitter’ over confirmation process at White House swearing-in

President Donald Trump hosted a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony Monday night at the White House for new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a bitter confirmation battle that culminated Saturday when the Senate voted mostly along party lines, 50-48, to confirm Kavanaugh. >> Read more trending news  Before an audience that included the sitting Supreme Court justices...
The Latest: Kavanaugh promises to be 'team player' on court

The Latest: Kavanaugh promises to be 'team player' on court

The Latest on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 7:30 p.m. New Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the Supreme Court "is not a partisan or political institution," and is promising to "always be a team player on a team of nine." The Senate vote approving Kavanaugh's nomination followed a bitter partisan fight that became a firestorm after sexual misconduct allegations...
Mayor's spokesman: Trump 'clueless,' wrong on stop-and-frisk

Mayor's spokesman: Trump 'clueless,' wrong on stop-and-frisk

A spokesman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called President Donald Trump "clueless" for reviving criticism of Chicago and encouraging more stop-and-frisks by police. Trump told a police chiefs convention in Orlando on Monday that he'd order his attorney general to send officials "to help straighten out the terrible shooting wave" in Chicago. Trump also blasted a deal Chicago...
Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

Ryan says 'big fight' coming over border wall after election

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday promised a "big fight" over border wall funding after midterm elections as part of a commitment he made to President Donald Trump. Ryan said he and others in Congress did not think a funding fight made sense ahead of the midterms. Trump wants three times the $1.6 billion Congress has tentatively agreed to provide this year for the border wall with Mexico...
‘Kill Kavanaugh’: Special ed teacher put on paid leave after posting tweet

‘Kill Kavanaugh’: Special ed teacher put on paid leave after posting tweet

A special education teacher in Minnesota was placed on paid administrative leave after her weekend tweet appeared to advocate killing new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Star Tribune reported. >> Read more trending news  The teacher, who is listed as an instructor at the Alliance Education Center in Rosemount, has deleted her Twitter account, but a tweet on...
Trump to police chiefs: Kavanaugh “flawless,” critics “evil.”

Trump to police chiefs: Kavanaugh “flawless,” critics “evil.”

President Donald Trump took time out during his speech to police chiefs on Monday for a victory lap on adding Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, praising Kavanaugh as “flawless,” and describing those who challenged the nomination as “evil.” The appearance in Orlando gave Trump an opportunity to blast police restrictions in Chicago, and to preside over the recognition...
Trump blasts 'terrible' Chicago crime, but figures are down

Trump blasts 'terrible' Chicago crime, but figures are down

President Donald Trump says he's directed his attorney general to "help straighten out the terrible shooting wave" in Chicago. Trump told officers at the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Orlando on Monday that "the crime spree is a terrible blight" and "there's no reason for what's going on there." He's encouraging the city to use the controversial "...
Trump posts losses at another Scottish golf resort

Trump posts losses at another Scottish golf resort

A second Scottish golf resort owned by President Donald Trump posted losses last year as his company faced an anti-Trump backlash, roadblocks to expansion plans and a dip in the local economy. A report from Britain's Companies House shows the Trump International Golf Links near Aberdeen lost 1.3 million pounds last year ($1.6 million at current exchange rates) on a fall in revenues, adding to a string...
What is the makeup of the Supreme Court now that Kavanaugh is a member?

What is the makeup of the Supreme Court now that Kavanaugh is a member?

The Supreme Court’s newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, will report for his first day on the job on Tuesday. Following a contentious confirmation process that left the Senate and the country divided on whether Kavanaugh is fit for the high court, the newest justice will be seated when the court gets back to work Tuesday, following the Columbus Day holiday. How will the addition of Kavanaugh...
September 23, 2018 Editorial Cartoon

September 23, 2018 Editorial Cartoon

If you’re curious about the offbeat view of local history my past editorial cartoons offer, why not check out my 20-year retrospective book,  Billionaires and Butterfly Ballots, a 20-Year ‘Cartoonspective’ currently on sale, along with original cartoons and prints, at  PalmBeachCartoons.com?
September 16, 2018 Editorial Cartoon

September 16, 2018 Editorial Cartoon

If you’re curious about the offbeat view of local history my past editorial cartoons offer, why not check out my 20-year retrospective book,  Billionaires and Butterfly Ballots, a 20-Year ‘Cartoonspective’ currently on sale, along with original cartoons and prints, at  PalmBeachCartoons.com?
Dozens gather in downtown West Palm to protest Kavanaugh

Dozens gather in downtown West Palm to protest Kavanaugh

For 46 years, Mary Speer never spoke about a sexual assault she endured as a college student in Los Angeles. On Sunday, standing near Centennial Fountain, the 76-year-old Delray Beach resident carried a simple sign for all to see: “#Me Too! Raped 1972.” Still stinging by Saturday’s confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, Speer stood alongside roughly 40 activists...
Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits

Kavanaugh impartiality to be tested in blue state lawsuits

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. He lashed out against "left-wing opposition groups" and others during the recent Senate hearing over a high school-era sexual assault...
'SNL' imagines Republican senators celebrating Kavanaugh confirmation in 'GOP locker room'

'SNL' imagines Republican senators celebrating Kavanaugh confirmation in 'GOP locker room'

"Saturday Night Live" didn't waste any time reacting to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation, imagining Republican senators celebrating the news with a rowdy postgame-style celebration in the "GOP locker room." In the show's cold open, CNN's Dana Bash, played by cast member Heidi Gardner, spoke with a jubilant Mitch McConnell (Beck Bennett), Susan Collins (Cecily Strong)...
How did your senator vote on the Kavanaugh nomination? 

How did your senator vote on the Kavanaugh nomination? 

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was confirmed on Saturday in a 50-48 vote by the U.S. Senate. Here is how your senators voted on Kavanaugh’s nomination:  Lamar Alexander (R-TN) John Barrasso (R-WY) Roy Blunt (R-MO) John Boozman (R-AR) Richard Burr (R-NC) Shelley Capito (R-WV) Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Susan Collins (R-ME) Bob Corker (R-TN) John Cornyn (R-TX)...
First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids

First lady talks Trump, Twitter as she tours the pyramids

Melania Trump says she has, at times, told the president to put his phone down. And she says she doesn't always agree with what he tweets. The U.S. first lady spoke briefly with reporters Saturday as she was wrapping up a four-country tour of Africa with a visit to the pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Egypt. Standing in front of the Sphinx, Mrs. Trump said she makes her opinions clear with her husband...

Correction: Melania Trump story

In a story Oct. 6 about Melania Trump, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Joshua Meservey works for the Heritage Institute. Meservey works for the Heritage Foundation. A corrected version of the story is below: Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour It took Melania Trump's first solo international trip for her to show a happier side of herself By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated...
How they did it: The Republicans' campaign to save Kavanaugh

How they did it: The Republicans' campaign to save Kavanaugh

Mitch McConnell walked onto the Senate floor for the big vote to save Brett Kavanaugh's nomination with a secret: He didn't know how it would turn out. It wasn't supposed to be like this. The Senate majority leader is often seen as a masterful tactician. But he was watching and waiting like the rest of the nation to see if his Republican senators would advance President Donald Trump's pick for the...
Kavanaugh confirmation: Sen. Susan Collins defends vote for Kavanaugh calling it a ‘tough one’

Kavanaugh confirmation: Sen. Susan Collins defends vote for Kavanaugh calling it a ‘tough one’

The Senate voted Saturday to confirm Brett M. Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, capping a bitter confirmation process that churned up accusations of decades-old sexual assaults and left the chamber bitterly divided. >> Read more trending news  The chamber voted 50-48, virtually along party lines with one Republican senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and one Democratic senator, Joe Manchin...
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