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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 an estate $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...
Trump in Palm Beach: Sheriff’s OT bill for feds $3.3 million and growing

Trump in Palm Beach: Sheriff’s OT bill for feds $3.3 million and growing

President Donald Trump greets motorcycle cops from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens at Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies who help protect President Donald Trump when he visits Mar-a-Lago racked up...
Judge rules against ending program to protect Dreamers

Judge rules against ending program to protect Dreamers

A federal judge ruled Tuesday against the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation, calling the Department of Homeland Security's rationale against the program "arbitrary and capricious." U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington wrote that the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as...
Commentary: Raising legal age limits won’t solve gun violence

Commentary: Raising legal age limits won’t solve gun violence

A national debate over gun violence has erupted in the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Unlike past mass shootings, grieving and evidence-gathering have been superseded by fervent demands for gun control, with a particular emphasis placed on increasing age limits required to buy certain weapons. Under federal law, the minimum age to buy a handgun from...
In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

In big shift, Trump assesses Kim Jong Un as 'very honorable'

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Kim Jong Un wants a historic, high-stakes meeting as soon as possible and suggested the North Korean dictator has been "very open" and "very honorable," a sharply different assessment of a leader he once denounced as "Little Rocket Man." The United States and North Korea have been negotiating a summit between Trump and Kim to be...
The Latest: Trump, Macron toast to US-France friendship

The Latest: Trump, Macron toast to US-France friendship

The Latest on the first state dinner of the Trump administration (all times local): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France have toasted to continued warm relations between their countries. Macron was honored Tuesday at the first state dinner of the Trump administration. In his toast, Trump asked that their "friendship grow even deeper" and that their "...
First lady steps into spotlight for state visit with France

First lady steps into spotlight for state visit with France

There were no celebrity guests, Hollywood entertainers or superstar chefs. But as she stepped out of the background to host her first state dinner, Melania Trump sought to sparkle in her moment in the spotlight. After ditching her trademark dark sunglasses for a white skirt suit and hat earlier Tuesday, the first lady appeared in a Chanel gown to greet President Emmanuel Macron of France and his wife...
Senate postpones hearing for Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson amid 'serious allegations'

Senate postpones hearing for Trump VA pick Ronny Jackson amid 'serious allegations'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, White House physician Ronny Jackson, will decide whether it’s worth it to pursue the post after lawmakers postponed a hearing on his nomination in light of several allegations. “I don’t want to put a man through a process like this. ... It’s totally his decision,” the president...
The Latest: Trump, Macron return to White House after dinner

The Latest: Trump, Macron return to White House after dinner

The Latest on the state visit by President Emmanuel Macron of France (all times local): 8:15 p.m. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are returning to the White House following dinner at George Washington's house. The dinner Monday night at Mount Vernon in Virginia opened the first U.S. state visit of the Trump administration. The leaders were joined by their wives, Melania...
No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

No typical double date: Trumps, Macrons dine at Mount Vernon

Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with an anything-but-ordinary double date with their wives at George Washington's house. The presidents and their spouses hopped on a helicopter bound for Mount Vernon, Washington's historic riverside home, for a private dinner one night before the leaders sit down for...
Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

Shania Twain has apologized for comments she said were in response to a question that caught her off guard. The country-pop singer was quoted in an interview with The Guardian published Sunday in which she said she would have voted for President Donald Trump. >> Read more trending news  “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain...
Trump still trails John F. Kennedy for Palm Beach visits, Truman for Florida stays

Trump still trails John F. Kennedy for Palm Beach visits, Truman for Florida stays

Before boarding Air Force One on Sunday, President Donald Trump stopped for a picture with motorcycle cops from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump wrapped up a six-day Florida trip on Sunday — pausing before he boarded...
Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Trump

Shania Twain has apologized for saying if she were American she would have voted for Donald Trump for president, even though he's offensive. Twain made the comments in an interview with The Guardian that was published over the weekend. She told the British newspaper "Do you want straight or polite? . I would have voted for a feeling that is transparent." After receiving backlash, Twain took...
Melania Trump poses with Bushes, Clintons and Obamas at Barbara Bush funeral

Melania Trump poses with Bushes, Clintons and Obamas at Barbara Bush funeral

The current first lady posed for a picture with former first ladies and past presidents Saturday at Barbara Bush’s funeral. First Lady Melania Trump is seen in the image, taken by photographer Paul Morse, with the Bushes, Clintons and Obamas. Trump, who attended the funeral without her husband, is seen standing alongside Michelle Obama. “It was my honor to travel to Houston to give...
Trump closes latest Palm Beach visit by posing with police on tarmac

Trump closes latest Palm Beach visit by posing with police on tarmac

President Donald Trump normally makes it out the door of his limousine and up the steps into Air Force One in a few uneventful seconds when he concludes a visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. But the president took his time Sunday afternoon at Palm Beach International Airport as he wrapped up a six-day Florida trip. Trump walked over to a group of 33 motorcycle officers from the Palm Beach...
White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. White House legislative director Marc Short said Sunday he has no reason to believe they would be removed despite Trump's increasing agitation over Mueller's probe into his campaign's ties to Russia. Rosenstein oversees that investigation. Complaining of...
Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet. In an interview with The Associated Press, Natalia Veselnitskaya also detailed her recent meeting in Berlin with investigators from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Like Mueller, the committee...
Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

Hillary Clinton, not on ballot, is star of GOP midterm plan

Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this fall, the GOP's most powerful players are preparing to spend big on plans to feature Clinton as a central villain in...
Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

Trump says North Korea agreed to denuclearize. It hasn't.

President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that's not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S. and South Korea. Kim also said a nuclear test site would be closed and "dismantled" now...
Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing there's no "Plan B." Macron tells the broadcast "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks the 2015 deal curbing Iran's nuclear ambitions is imperfect. But the French leader, who begins a state visit to Washington on Monday, asks, "What do you have as a better option?"...
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 considers pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Trump considers pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Prodded by actor Sylvester Stallone, President Donald Trump said he’s considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion, more than 100 years after he was convicted by an all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Jack Johnson, who died in 1946, was convicted in 1913 for violating the Mann Act, which made it illegal to transport women across state...
Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter that the actor Sylvester Stallone, a friend of his, had called to bring Johnson's story to his attention. "His trials...
Trump says Cohen won’t ‘flip’ on him, rips media before hitting the links

Trump says Cohen won’t ‘flip’ on him, rips media before hitting the links

On his way to a golf outing Saturday morning, President Donald Trump predicted his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, will not “flip” against him as federal authorities investigate Cohen’s business dealings. Trump made a shorter-than-normal trip to his Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach on Saturday, returning to his Mar-a-Lago estate shortly...
Barbara Bush funeral: George H.W. Bush wears special socks in literacy campaign tribute

Barbara Bush funeral: George H.W. Bush wears special socks in literacy campaign tribute

Former President George H.W. Bush is known for wearing festive socks. He wore a special pair of socks Saturday to the funeral of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, in tribute to her work in literacy awareness. >> Read more trending news  Barbara Bush, the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd, died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. Bush...
Trump, en route to golf club, predicts Michael Cohen won’t ‘flip’

Trump, en route to golf club, predicts Michael Cohen won’t ‘flip’

President Donald Trump’s motorcade arrives at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach this morning. (Greg Lovett/The Palm Beach Post) Moments after he arrived at Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach this morning, President Donald Trump blasted a New York Times article that said his personal attorney,...
Family, friends provide loving tributes to Barbara Bush at funeral service

Family, friends provide loving tributes to Barbara Bush at funeral service

Approximately 1,500 guests attended former first lady Barbara Bush's private funeral ceremony in Houston Saturday. Barbara Bush, the wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd, died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. About 2,500 mourners paid their respect at a public viewing held Friday in Houston, The Associated Press reported. >> Read more trending...
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...
Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russian government, WikiLeaks for alleged election conspiracy

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russian government, WikiLeaks for alleged election conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee filed a wide-ranging, multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, President Donald Trump’s campaign officials and WikiLeaks, alleging the group conspired to meddle in the 2016 presidential election in favor of Donald Trump over Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton. The 66-page lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, alleges...
Comey memos: What is in them, how does President Trump respond?

Comey memos: What is in them, how does President Trump respond?

Now that Washington watchers have had time to digest the memos written by former FBI director James Comey, what do the written notes say about the relationship between the former director and President Donald Trump? Comey gave the memos to Congress Thursday. They describe conversations between the president and himself from Jan. 7, 2017 through April 11, 2017, CNN reported. The memos are what...
Always a Palm Beach connection: Mar-a-Lago gets passing mention in Comey memos

Always a Palm Beach connection: Mar-a-Lago gets passing mention in Comey memos

View from the west of Mar-a-Lago during last month’s Palm Beach County GOP fundraiser there. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump was tweeting from Mar-a-Lago late Thursday night and early this morning about fired FBI Director James Comey, his book tour and the release of 15 pages of redacted memos Comey wrote after meetings...
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...
In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

In Comey memos, Trump fixates on 'hookers,' frets over Flynn

In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey's notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night. The 15 pages...
Judge OKs accord between Trump, Jupiter club members, but tab may rise

Judge OKs accord between Trump, Jupiter club members, but tab may rise

Long-running litigation between President Donald Trump and members of his golf club in Jupiter came to an anti-climatic end on Friday with both sides declaring victory when a federal judge tentatively signed off on a $5.4 million settlement agreement. “The trial was a complete victory. The settlement was a complete victory,” said attorney Seth Lehrman, who represented 65 members...
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...
Trump in Palm Beach: Takes ‘incredible education’ trip to Key West

Trump in Palm Beach: Takes ‘incredible education’ trip to Key West

President Donald Trump took a side trip from Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to get “an incredible education” at a military facility that combats drug trafficking and criminal networks in Key West. Trump, who is spending the week at his Palm Beach estate and hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe there on Tuesday and Wednesday, left Mar-a-Lago about 10:50 a.m. Thursday. He made the 5-mile trip...
Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote. In a 50-49 vote Thursday, Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine, a Navy Reserve pilot, was confirmed as NASA's 13th administrator, an agency that usually is kept away from partisanship. His three predecessors...
Free Melania! First lady needs some relief during Mar-a-Lago trips

Free Melania! First lady needs some relief during Mar-a-Lago trips

It’s during these presidential trips to Mar-a-Lago that I feel sorry for first lady Melania Trump. OK, I always feel sorry for Melania. But when she’s with her husband in Palm Beach, I feel extra sorry. Donald Trump’s in his glory down here. He gets to occupy most of his days with leisurely outings to his nearby golf course punctuated by high-level strategy briefings from his...
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...
Donald Trump makes a rare concession of defeat in eulogizing Barbara Bush

Donald Trump makes a rare concession of defeat in eulogizing Barbara Bush

President Donald Trump speaking at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump often compares himself to other presidents — and often finds his predecessors lacking. At a joint press conference Wednesday with Japanese Prime Minister...
Trump, Abe end Mar-a-Lago summit stressing future trade, Korea talks

Trump, Abe end Mar-a-Lago summit stressing future trade, Korea talks

Standing in a grand ballroom that bears his name at his Mar-a-Lago estate, President Donald Trump on Wednesday seemed mindful of the legacy-defining potential of his planned denuclearization talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. With Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his side after two days of meetings, Trump said his tough stance on Kim’s regime had helped create the potential for...
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...
Pittsburgh police preparing for protest if president fires Robert Mueller

Pittsburgh police preparing for protest if president fires Robert Mueller

Pittsburgh police officers are preparing for a potential protest in the city in the event that President Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. “We have received information of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District,” an email sent to Pittsburgh officers said. If Mueller is fired, it could result in “a large protest within 24 hours of the firing...
Busy Twitter morning at Mar-a-Lago as Trump-Abe summit continues

Busy Twitter morning at Mar-a-Lago as Trump-Abe summit continues

President Donald Trump arriving at Palm Beach International Airport on Monday. (Melanie Bell/The Palm Beach Post) Before he begins the second day of an international summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump has confirmed a top-secret meeting between CIA Director Mike Pompeo and North Korean leader...
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...
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