George Bennett

George Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. In addition to his reporting duties, he writes a Monday politics column in the local news section and is a frequent contributor to the Post On Politics blog. He's a graduate of The George Washington University.   Read the Post on Politics blog

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Trump in Palm Beach: PBSO’s overtime bill to feds is $3.3M and growing
 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies who help protect President Donald Trump when he visits Mar-a-Lago racked up nearly $3.3 million in overtime during presidential trips between November and early February – money that county officials expect to get back from the federal government. The sheriff’s office has not yet calculated...

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Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies who help protect President Donald Trump when he visits Mar-a-Lago racked up nearly $3.3 million in overtime during presidential trips between November and early February – money that county officials expect to get back from the federal government. The sheriff’s office has not yet calculated...
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...

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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...
Jeff Greene for governor?: If I ran, I’d ‘spend whatever it would take’
 Two Palm Beach County Democrats – former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy and billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene – are not ruling out making late entrances into a Florida governor’s race that so far hasn’t produced a clear favorite for either party’s nomination. Murphy, a two-term House member from Jupiter...

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Two Palm Beach County Democrats – former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy and billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene – are not ruling out making late entrances into a Florida governor’s race that so far hasn’t produced a clear favorite for either party’s nomination. Murphy, a two-term House member from Jupiter...
Adam Putnam coming to Forum Club next week
 Adam Putnam at the Riviera Beach Marina last year. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Republican Agriculture Commissioner 
            Adam Putnam, a 2018 candidate for Florida governor, will appear next Monday at a 
            Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch that organizers originally hoped would pair him with GOP rival 
       ...

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Adam Putnam at the Riviera Beach Marina last year. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Republican Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a 2018 candidate for Florida governor, will appear next Monday at a Forum Club of the Palm Beaches lunch that organizers originally hoped would pair him with GOP rival ...
Patrick Murphy, Jeff Greene not ruling out late Democratic bids for Florida governor
 Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (left) gave his OK to a poll testing his name as a candidate for governor, with
               former Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Jolly (center) as running mate; Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene (right) isn’t ruling out
               a Democratic run for governor, either. Two Palm Beach County...

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Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (left) gave his OK to a poll testing his name as a candidate for governor, with former Republican U.S. Rep. Dave Jolly (center) as running mate; Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene (right) isn’t ruling out a Democratic run for governor, either. Two Palm Beach County...
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...

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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...
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...

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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...
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...

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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...
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...

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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...
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 &ldquo...

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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 &ldquo...
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...

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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...