Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

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 →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

House Appropriations Dooms Enterprise Florida, Guts Visit Florida, as Expected

ssn_i-beg-to-differ_logo_final.jpg The House Appropriations Committee voted 18-12 Tuesday to advance a measure that 1) eliminates Florida’s 21-year-old economic development agency and 2) emasculates its tourism marketing arm.  The vote would have killed Visit Florida, too, had it not been for Rep. Paul Renner’s 11th hour, 190-page amendment to his bill — allowed by Speaker Richard Corcoran, […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

Gang member accused in officer's slaying was on probation

 This undated booking photo provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department shows Michael Christopher Mejia, 26. Authorities have identified Mejia as the suspect they say fatally shot Whittier, Calif., police officer Keith Boyerand injured another as the officers responded to a traffic accident Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. Authorities say Mejia is a known gang […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

The Latest: State: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect

 This undated photo provided by the Whittier Police Department shows Whittier police officer Keith Boyer. On Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, Boyer was answering a report of a traffic accident when he was shot and killed, authorities said. Whittier Police Department via AP) Authorities investigate the scene after a deadly shooting in Whitter, Calif., Monday, Feb. […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

Donald Trump’s secret Palm Beach weekend

mulroney-mcilroy-bradshaw-trump.jpg From left: Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney with President Donald Trump on Saturday night; Sunday golf partner Rory McIlroy; Trump at a Monday charity lunch; Trump with Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. PALM BEACH — Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, No. 2-ranked golfer Rory McIlroy and Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

Italy cabbies clash with riot police during strike over Uber

 Riot police clash with taxi drivers and street sellers during a demonstration, in Rome, Tuesday, February 21, 2017. A weeklong strike by taxi drivers that has crippled transport in Rome, Milan and Turin is heating up, with cabbies marching through the eternal city to protest legislation they say will favor Uber and other car-hire services. […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

Florida Man: Trump spends 25% of first month in Sunshine State

20170210_180105.jpg President Donald Trump arrives at Palm Beach International Airport on Air Force One Friday, February 10, 2016 accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, and the Prime Minister’s wife Akie Abe. (Damon Higgins/The Palm Beach Post) At noon, President Donald Trump completed his first 31 days in office.   That’s 744 hours. […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

UPDATES: President Trump leaves Palm Beach after third weekend trip

022117-trump-departs-1.jpg FINAL UPDATE: President Donald Trump has left Palm Beach after spending the third weekend in a row at his Mar-a-Lago Club. Air Force One took off from Palm Beach International Airport just moments ago. Southern Boulevard and all adjoining roads have reopened, and traffic is moving smoothly through the area. » COMPLETE COVERAGE: Donald Trump in Palm Beach […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

A Trump golf mystery solved: Rory McIlroy joined him Sunday

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) PALM BEACH  — The White House was tight-lipped about President Donald Trump‘s golf outing on Sunday, but professional golfer Rory McIlroy wasn’t so reluctant.   McIlroy, who is coming back from a stress fracture in […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

Al Jacquet Files Bill to Restore Felon Voting Rights

jail-sunshinestatenews.jpg Florida House Rep. Al Jacquet, D-Lantana, has filed a bill to reinstate voting rights to felons three years after they’ve served their sentences.  HJR 565 would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot to automatically reinstate the voting rights of individuals who have “paid their debt to society” three years after completing their sentence. Florida […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

President’s Day: Trump at 1 month in office; passes William Henry Harrison

harrison-trump.jpg William Henry Harrison (left) is now in President Donald Trump’s rear-view mirror for presidential longevity. It’s been one month since President Donald Trump was inaugurated, and the White House is marking the occasion with a long list of ways Trump has been “Achieving Results For The American People.” Full Donald Trump coverage: Galleries, news, video […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

West Palm Crime Story: Media Really Must Stop Giving Trump an Excuse to Hammer Them

maralago-sunshinestatenews.jpg Donald Trump likes to niggle Chicago as the poster child for violent crime, but over the weekend NBC had some fun with federal crime statistics, pointing out that West Palm Beach’s crime was equal to the Windy City’s in 2015. It was a dog of a story, frankly. Correct in 2015, an outlier year. Totally false […] Continue reading →
Block-Happy Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine 'Turns Trump' with Censorship | Florida

Air Force sends fighter jets to enforce no-fly area near Mar-a-Lago

mar-a-lago.jpeg The Air Force twice this weekend has intercepted planes flying too close to Mar-a-Lago while President Donald Trump is in town. The Air Force sent two F-16s to the area around Mar-a-Lago on Sunday after a general aviation aircraft flew into space that is restricted while President Donald Trump is in Palm Beach.   The […] Continue reading →