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Brian Mast, Bill Posey Team Up for Caucus to Clean Up Indian River Lagoon

indianriverlagoon-sunshinestatenews.jpg Two Florida congressmen are teaming up to form a new Congressional caucus focused on the Sunshine State’s very own Indian River Lagoon. U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Bill Posey have joined forces to create the new Congressional Estuary Caucus, which will focus on keeping clean water on the Treasure Coast. “Our waterways are central to the […] Continue reading →
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NEW: Frankel, Democratic women to wear white during Trump speech

pink-ladies-inauguration-2.jpg U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel will join a group of Democratic congresswomen in wearing white — a show of support for women’s rights — to President Donald Trump’s first address before a joint session of Congress. The move by the House Democratic Women’s Working Group, for which Frankel serves as chair, mirrors a similar demonstration from […] Continue reading →
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Rubio Files Bill to Rename Street Outside Russian Embassy After Slain Putin Critic

marcorubiolarge-sunshinestatenews.jpg U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has filed legislation to name a street in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., after one of Vladimir Putin’s slain opponents.  Rubio’s proposal would name the street “Boris Nemtsov Plaza,” after a Boris Nemstov, a vocal opposition leader against Putin. He was assassinated in 2015. “He was just […] Continue reading →
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Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

 President Donald Trump, right, meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCU) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Also at the meeting are White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on the couch. Source link Continue reading →
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Trump may visit Orlando, Palm Beach on Friday

022117-trump-departs-1.jpg President Donald Trump heads to the Palm Beach International Airport following an earlier weekend visit to Palm Beach. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post) President Donald Trump appears to be planning a trip to Orlando on Friday even as he’s planning his fourth presidential visit to Mar-a-Lago. On Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration warned […] Continue reading →
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Everglades Foundation to Come Back Tuesday with Its Own Reservoir Economic Study

amy_baker.jpg Bruce Ritchie of Politico reported Monday  the Everglades Foundation will release its own study Tuesday on the economic benefits of building a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee. The study comes in response to the release last week of James Madison Institute’s report, “Sticker Shock,” which shows the proposal would cost Florida’s economy $695 million a […] Continue reading →
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Frankel looks to keep heat on Trump, GOP about Obamacare repeal

frankel-presser.jpg U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, speaks during a press conference with Sherry Riggs of Fort Pierce behind her. (Wayne Washington/The Palm Beach Post) U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, has invited a Fort Pierce woman who credits the Affordable Care Act for saving her life to be her guest as President Donald […] Continue reading →
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The DNC Is Destined to Fail, as Usual

lesliewimesmug-sunshinestatenews.jpg By:  Leslie Wimes Date:  February 26, 2017 – 10:00am Let’s face it, the establishment wing of the Democratic Party cares about two things: its position and its power, and there was no way in hell it was going to let anyone come between it and what it has torn down the party all these years […] Continue reading →
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Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

 People gather together prior a march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed two years ago, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Several thousand people held a march in Moscow in memory of the Russian opposition leader to mark the second anniversary of his killing. Pavel Golovkin AP Photo People hold […] Continue reading →
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Rick Scott eats lunch, dinner with Trump after scoring key RGA post

scott-trump-oval-office.jpg Florida guys hangin’ in the Oval — Gov. Rick Scott and President Donald Trump on Saturday. It’s been a big weekend for Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who joined President Donald Trump for lunch and dinner in Washington, D.C., on Saturday after landing a key Republican Governors Association post on Friday.   Scott on Friday was […] Continue reading →
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Slain SEAL’s dad wants answers: ‘Don’t hide behind my son’s death’

When they brought William “Ryan” Owens home, the Navy SEAL was carried from a C-17 military plane in a flag-draped casket, onto the tarmac at Dover Air Force Base, as President Donald Trump, his daughter, Ivanka, and Owens’ family paid their respects. It was a private transfer, as the family had requested. No media and […] Continue reading →
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AP Explains: Rio's Carnival, a high-stakes samba parade

 A dancer from the Tom Maior samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Andre Penner AP Photo Dancers from the Tom Maior samba school perform on a float during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Andre Penner AP Photo Dancers from the […] Continue reading →
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Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship

blockedscreenadjusted.jpg Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and President Donald Trump are two peas in a pod. While Trump blasts news organizations for “fake coverage,” and closes off press to White House gaggles, Levine takes censorship a step further, trying to gag the press by blocking them off of social media. Mayor Levine’s feelings are so fragile, in fact, […] Continue reading →
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Rory McIlroy: Golf with Trump wasn’t ‘endorsement nor a political statement’

mcilroy-trump.jpg Rory McIlroy and President Donald Trump golfed Sunday at Trump International Golf Club (both photos by Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) It sounds like golfer Rory McIlroy has been taking some heat for teeing up with President Donald Trump last weekend at Trump International Golf Club.   McIlroy, currently the PGA Tour’s third-ranked player in […] Continue reading →
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Martin County Commissioners' 'Criminal' Behavior; Republican Recklessness

richardcorcoranmug-sunshinestatenews.jpg This column is a vehicle for a number of items in a bits-and-pieces, strictly opinion, sometimes irreverent format. Look for “Just Sayin’” to run once a week in this spot. Denials Are Over for Martin County Commission’s Public Records Sinners  Martin County commissioners’ public records sins finally came home to roost. Three commissioners, Sarah Heard, Ed […] Continue reading →
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Mast gets earful as hundreds pack town hall meeting in Fort Pierce

mast-mtg.jpg U.S. Rep. Brian Mast was jeered and, at times, cheered during a packed, raucous, four-hour town hall meeting at the Havert L. Fenn Center in Fort Pierce Friday. MyPalmBeachPost: See our full coverage of the raucous town hall The Palm City Republican was the most recent member of Congress to face constituents infuriated by policies […] Continue reading →
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Brazil's Carnival kicks off with parades and street parties

 Costumed patients from the Nise da Silveira Mental Health Institute wait for the start of their Carnival parade, coined in Portuguese: “Loucura Suburbana,” or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Patients, their relatives and institute workers held their parade one day before the official start of Carnival. […] Continue reading →
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Trump at CPAC: ‘I love the First Amendment’ but hate ‘fake news’

022417-trump-at-cpac.jpg President Donald Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference, via CSPAN. President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on “fake news” in front of cheering conservative activists today while saying he’s not against all media or the First Amendment. Trump spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C. The part-time Palm Beach […] Continue reading →
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Trump at CPAC today — a history of an unlikely alliance (with video)

 Donald Trump as a not-yet-declared presidential candidate at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference. President Donald Trump – a former Hillary Clinton donor and George W. Bush impeachment advocate and a past supporter of abortion rights, an assault weapons ban and a massive “wealth tax” – is not a product of the conservative movement.   CPAC […] Continue reading →
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Galvano's Comprehensive Gaming Bill Now Ready for Prime Time

billgalvanomug-sunshinestatenews.jpg The Senate’s comprehensive gaming package, Senate Bill 8, today passed the Committee on Appropriations and is ready to go to the Senate floor when the 2017 legislation begins March 7. The bill would regulate online fantasy sports and allow the state to buy out active gaming permits in exchange for new slots licenses. And it […] Continue reading →
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Trump in Palm Beach: Not this weekend; March visit(s) coming

021717-trump-pbia.jpg President Donald Trump at Palm Beach International Airport on Feb. 17. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) PALM BEACH — There’s been no official guidance from the White House on President Donald Trump‘s plans for this weekend, but all signs suggest he will not be coming to his second home at Mar-a-Lago.   The Palm Beach Post’s diligent […] Continue reading →
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Everglades Foundation & Hedge Fund Party Promotes SB10 “Land Grab” Bill

Paul Tutor Jones Last Saturday night in Palm Beach Florida, the Everglades Foundation hosted their annual benefit concert with performances from the Who’s Roger Daltrey and legendary Parrothead, Jimmy Buffet to woo the crowd and convince them to contact Florida Governor Rick Scott to tell him to approve Senate Bill 10 to purchase 60,000 acres of land in […] Continue reading →
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Families of 9/11 victims may soon get day in court against Saudi officials

The pain of Sept. 11, 2001, never goes away for Gina Cayne. When the Boca Raton widow speaks of losing her husband as he worked on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s north tower, tears well in her eyes, her voice strains. “They killed my husband,” she says, accusing Saudi officials of having […] Continue reading →
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UPDATE: No flight restrictions yet for possible Trump visit; will he stay in D.C.?

20170203-met-trump-arrival-008.jpg By this time last week, Palm Beach County was preparing for a third weekend visit in a row from President Donald Trump. How did we know? Because last Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration posted an advisory for pilots that temporary flight restrictions soon would be issued for Trump’s visit. President Donald J. Trump arrives aboard Air […] Continue reading →
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Where’s Rubio? Unknown group wants to know

rubio-elex.jpg U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio It’s Wednesday afternoon. Do you know where one of your U.S. senators is? Speaking Up for America – a group that doesn’t appear to be registered as a corporation or a political committee in Florida or with the Federal Elections Commission – has paid for an advertisement in The Palm Beach […] Continue reading →