Christine Stapleton

Christine Stapleton has been a reporter for the Palm Beach Post since 1986. She has covered a variety beats, including a decade as the paper's court reporter and another as data editor. She distinguished herself in her coverage of award-winning reporting on migrant farmworkers, the 2000 Presidential election and the William Kennedy Smith rape trial. She currently covers the environment, politics and special investigations. She still loves what she does.

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Nelson tweets falsehoods, catches attention of social media watchdogs
 U.S. Senator Bill Nelson wasted no time broadcasting his insider’s knowledge about three hot-button issues earlier this year. In a trio of tweets and viral comments rifled off within the past six months, Nelson — one of Florida’s longest-serving federal officials — distributed details about a high school shooting...

Posted: 24 days ago

U.S. Senator Bill Nelson wasted no time broadcasting his insider’s knowledge about three hot-button issues earlier this year. In a trio of tweets and viral comments rifled off within the past six months, Nelson — one of Florida’s longest-serving federal officials — distributed details about a high school shooting...
Young voters register in big numbers, will they show up at polls?
 Nearly 20,000 new voters have registered to vote in Palm Beach County since Valentine’s Day — the day a gunman killed 17 students and staff at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and students subsequently responded with a nationwide voter registration drive targeting youth. Their efforts have paid off. Of the newly registered...

9:42 PM Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Nearly 20,000 new voters have registered to vote in Palm Beach County since Valentine’s Day — the day a gunman killed 17 students and staff at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and students subsequently responded with a nationwide voter registration drive targeting youth. Their efforts have paid off. Of the newly registered...
Jupiter theater briefly pulls pro-Trump movie after complaints
 A luxury movie theater in Jupiter earlier this week suspended showings of “Death of a Nation” — the recently released far-right documentary that vilifies the Democratic Party and compares President Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln — after receiving complaints. But Cinepolis Jupiter put the movie back in its lineup after...

10:35 PM Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018

A luxury movie theater in Jupiter earlier this week suspended showings of “Death of a Nation” — the recently released far-right documentary that vilifies the Democratic Party and compares President Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln — after receiving complaints. But Cinepolis Jupiter put the movie back in its lineup after...
US House 20: Veteran Hastings faces newcomer Cherfilus-McCormick
 The Democratic primary for U.S. House District 20 pits an octogenarian, veteran politician with a controversial past against a working mother with a law degree, a lot of ideas but no political experience. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, 81, has represented the district, which covers both rural and urban areas in Palm Beach and Broward counties...

4:53 AM Tuesday, Aug. 07, 2018

The Democratic primary for U.S. House District 20 pits an octogenarian, veteran politician with a controversial past against a working mother with a law degree, a lot of ideas but no political experience. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, 81, has represented the district, which covers both rural and urban areas in Palm Beach and Broward counties...
Democratic governor candidates clash over opposition to Trump
 The five Democrats in the race for governor had no problem agreeing to de-fund charter schools and repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law. But the harmonious debate Thursday turned flinty on another issue they all seemed to agree on: opposing President Donald Trump. Democrats gubernatorial debate: 5 takeaways...

3:19 AM Friday, Aug. 03, 2018

The five Democrats in the race for governor had no problem agreeing to de-fund charter schools and repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law. But the harmonious debate Thursday turned flinty on another issue they all seemed to agree on: opposing President Donald Trump. Democrats gubernatorial debate: 5 takeaways...
Ted Deutch faces rival as 3 Republicans battle in Congress District 22
 Voters in U.S. House District 22 — an overwhelmingly white, upper middle-class district in southern Palm Beach and Broward counties — have a diverse group of candidates who want to represent them. Among the three Republicans and two Democrats facing off in the primary: A natural healer who was a child...

4:32 PM Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2018

Voters in U.S. House District 22 — an overwhelmingly white, upper middle-class district in southern Palm Beach and Broward counties — have a diverse group of candidates who want to represent them. Among the three Republicans and two Democrats facing off in the primary: A natural healer who was a child...
Trump targets anti-Trump, Palm Beach billionaire Koch brothers
 The list of Palm Beach billionaires with memberships at Mar-a-Lago who have ticked off President Donald Trump grew by two on Tuesday when Trump bashed Koch industries’ powerful donor network in a 2-part, early morning tweet. Twin brothers Bill and David Koch, whose family founded Koch industries Inc., both own oceanfront estates in...

7:21 PM Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2018

The list of Palm Beach billionaires with memberships at Mar-a-Lago who have ticked off President Donald Trump grew by two on Tuesday when Trump bashed Koch industries’ powerful donor network in a 2-part, early morning tweet. Twin brothers Bill and David Koch, whose family founded Koch industries Inc., both own oceanfront estates in...
Former NJ Governor Christie named exec chair of Juno Beach drug rehab
 The Beach House Center for Recovery in Juno Beach has  named former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as its executive chairman.   The Beach House made the announcement on July 12, a day after Christie toured the  147-bed facility on the center’s 5.3-acre campus.  Christie ran against President Donald Trump in...

3:10 PM Tuesday, Jul. 24, 2018

The Beach House Center for Recovery in Juno Beach has  named former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as its executive chairman.   The Beach House made the announcement on July 12, a day after Christie toured the  147-bed facility on the center’s 5.3-acre campus.  Christie ran against President Donald Trump in...
Putin: Missile-strike video does not target Florida
 Apparently, Russian President Vladimir Putin needs a lesson in U.S. geography. In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Monday, Putin denied that Florida was depicted in a propaganda video released last year showing Russian super missiles targeting Florida.  Florida, arguably the country’s most identifiable state...

2:55 PM Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018

Apparently, Russian President Vladimir Putin needs a lesson in U.S. geography. In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace on Monday, Putin denied that Florida was depicted in a propaganda video released last year showing Russian super missiles targeting Florida.  Florida, arguably the country’s most identifiable state...
Art of the Disruption: Trump, the Red Cross gala and the season
 Before he was a disruptive force in American politics, Donald Trump was recasting and remaking relationships in Palm Beach’s winter social season. Take the case of Trump and the season’s most prestigious gala — the International Red Cross. In 2005, shortly after a new ballroom opened, the International Red Cross...

5:11 PM Friday, Jul. 06, 2018

Before he was a disruptive force in American politics, Donald Trump was recasting and remaking relationships in Palm Beach’s winter social season. Take the case of Trump and the season’s most prestigious gala — the International Red Cross. In 2005, shortly after a new ballroom opened, the International Red Cross...