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Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

mar-a-lago-flag.jpg Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach will host the president and the International Red Cross Ball this weekend. PALM BEACH — The Red Cross is seeking to avoid political crossfire at Saturday’s International Red Cross Ball at President Donald Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago Club.   The event could raise nearly $1 million for the humanitarian organization and, with Trump […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

US official: Trump remark about having military deal with 'hombres' in Mexico was 'lighthearted,' part of security talks

Florida Politics 1:08 How to stop car break-ins like these 4:21 Wild Kingdom: Python beats alligator in epic showdown 1:55 ‘Cold-stunned’ turtles come to the Florida Keys 0:58 Great white shark caught on video off Florida coast 3:29 Hassan Whiteside says he’ll pay James Johnson’s fine for being ejected 2:47 James Johnson said running to Hassan Whiteside’s […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Rubio, Nelson differ on Trump Cabinet picks

rubio-nelson-pbp.jpg Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson The Senate’s confirmation Wednesday of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State was the latest example of Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio differing on one of President Donald Trump‘s Cabinet picks.   Tillerson was approved on a 56-to-43 vote.   Here’s a look […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Justice Roberts speaks, but mum on Trump's high court choice

Florida Politics Judge Neil Gorsuch thanks President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for being nominated to fill a Supreme Court seat that has been vacant since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “As this process now moves to the senate, I look forward with speaking with members from both sides of the aisle,” Gorsuch said. […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

House Dems Deutch, Frankel blast Trump’s Gorsuch nomination

frankel-deutch-gun-059.jpg Democratic U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch (left) and Lois Frankel (right) have weighed in against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. The House of Representatives doesn’t have a say in confirming Supreme Court nominees, but two Palm Beach County Democrats — Reps. Lois Frankel of West Palm Beach and Ted Deutch of […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Senate committee approves Trump Treasury, Health nominees without Dems present after GOP changes panel's rules

Florida Politics 0:55 Teen shot and killed in Northwest Miami-Dade 0:36 Naika Venant’s mother: I have to bury my baby 1:34 5 Cubans turn themselves in at U.S.-Mexico border 0:42 Hassan Whiteside talks about Heat’s 17-0 run 2:14 U.S. Attorney: Dozens charged for identity theft in Miami 0:31 Driver hits 5-year-old boy crossing street (Graphic Content) 3:30 […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

How much money in is Gov. Scott’s budget for transportation?

rick-scott-gi-9.jpg Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget, rolled out Tuesday morning, sets aside nearly $11 billion for transportation in the state for the coming year. A Florida Department of Transportation news release lays out a bullet-pointed list of how the money would be spent, if state lawmakers give the budget the OK as-is: • $4.1 billion for construction […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Judicial Watch Praises Trump SCOTUS Nominee, Neil Gorsuch

tom_fitton.jpg Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to Tuesday’s announcement of the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States: “President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is a major step in the right direction in defining his presidency and moving the […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Yonhap news agency says former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he won't run for South Korea's presidency

florida-state-capital 1:39 Emily Estefan finds her voice 0:31 Driver hits 5-year-old boy crossing street (Graphic Content) 1:56 Protesters march against Trump’s immigration order at Miami International Airport 0:26 Key deer infected with screwworm on road to recovery 0:36 Naika Venant’s mother: I have to bury my baby 0:50 Protesters want Miami-Dade to defy Trump on immigration […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

President Donald Trump nominates 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch for associate justice of the Supreme Court

Florida Politics 0:31 Driver hits 5-year-old boy crossing street (Graphic Content) 1:39 Emily Estefan finds her voice 1:56 Protesters march against Trump’s immigration order at Miami International Airport 0:26 Coast Guard plucks stranded diver off Dania Beach 0:36 Naika Venant’s mother: I have to bury my baby 1:01 Budweiser 2017 Super Bowl Commercial – “Born The Hard […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Trump’s Gorsuch nomination: Rubio applauds, Nelson vows ‘full examination’

rubio-nelson-pbp.jpg Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson It took about one minute for the Democratic National Committee to slam President Donald Trump‘s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court tonight.   Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, however, is holding fire.   “The confirmation of a Supreme Court justice is an awesome […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Trump coming to Palm Beach Friday, White House confirms

mar-a-lago-flag.jpg Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach will host the president on Friday. President Donald Trump will visit his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed today.   Spicer called Mar-a-Lago “the Winter White House” during a press briefing.   It will be Trump’s first overnight travel since […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Anti-Trump protesters aim to be ‘the left-wing tea party’

 Jen Erickson of Jupiter criticizes President Donald Trump, his Cabinet picks Jeff Sessions and Betsy DeVos and White House adviser Steve Bannon and praises fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates in a single sign aimed at drivers on PGA Boulevard. PALM BEACH GARDENS  — Aspiring to be the liberal answer to the tea party movement, […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Gov. Scott’s budget would tighten state control over Tri-Rail money

061215-biz-all-aboard-fares-02-1-1.jpg Gov. Rick Scott has waded into a growing debate over Tri-Rail funding, and it could mean less money for the agency responsible for the trains. Amid debate over a controversial contract awarded last week, Scott’s budget proposal released this morning includes a paragraph that would crack down on the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority’s spending. Passengers […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

President Trump, ‘silent disco protest ball’ expected in Palm Beach

013017-pbia-trump.jpg Demonstrators are planning another weekend of protesting Donald Trump’s presidency. PALM BEACH  — With President Donald Trump expected to visit his Mar-a-Lago Club this weekend and attend the annual Red Cross Ball there, demonstrators are planning to show up as well.   As of this morning, more than 1,000 people have signed up on Facebook to […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Trump's entry ban misses countries that actually produced previous attackers

 President Donald Trump first pitched a ban on Muslims more than a year ago, proposing it in the wake of the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, in December 2015. He revived the idea after the Orlando club massacre last summer. And when Trump announced Friday that he was suspending travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Trump says he will announce Supreme Court nominee Tuesday

florida-state-capital Trump tweeted Monday morning that he would announce his nominee to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat on Tuesday night. “I have made my decision on who I will nominate,” he wrote, encouraging people to tune in Tuesday evening. I have made my decision on who I will nominate for The United […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Trump: ‘There is nothing nice about searching for terrorists’

013017-pbia-trump.jpg More than 200 people showed up at Palm Beach International Airport on Sunday to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. After a weekend of furious protests of his executive order on immigration and refugees, President Donald Trump is continuing to push back on Twitter this morning.   “Only 109 people out […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

‘This is not a Muslim ban,’ says Trump, compares it to Obama 2011 action

pbia-protests.jpg Protesters at Palm Beach International Airport (Jorge Milian/The Palm Beach Post) Facing a second day of nationwide protests — including one today at Palm Beach International Airport — over his executive order halting travel to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim nations, President Donald Trump compared his policy to a 2011 action by President Barack […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

John Thrasher: Florida State 'Deeply Concerned' About Trump's Deportation Order

johnthrasher-sunshinestatenews.jpg Former Florida senator and current president of Florida State University John Thrasher said he’s troubled by President Donald Trump’s deportation order on refugees. “Florida State University is deeply concerned about the administration’s new policy preventing the entry of citizens of seven foreign countries to the United States for the next 90 days,” Thrasher said Sunday. “At […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Trump expected to fulfill pledge to conservatives on Supreme Court

032016-trump-gop-dinner.jpg Speaking at a Palm Beach County GOP dinner at his Mar-a-Lago Club in March 2016, Donald Trump promised to list potential Supreme Court picks to assuage conservative doubts. (Daniel Owen/The Palm Beach Post) Whether it was his past support for universal health care, abortion rights and impeaching George W. Bush or his 2016 trade protectionism and NATO […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Syrian refugees shocked, sad as Trump bans them from the US

florida-state-capital Ammar Sawan, 40, a Syrian refugee from Moadamiyeh, outside Damascus, speaks during an interview in his family’s home in Amman, Jordan on Sat. Jan. 28, 2017. Sawan and his family took their first step toward resettlement in the United States three months ago, submitting to an initial round of security screenings. His dreams of a […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Florida Bay: Bad Science Warning; Making AAF Pay for Safety

brian_lapointe_1.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. Brian Lapointe on What Ails Florida Bay Harbor Branch/FAU marine biologist Brian Lapointe made a couple of points at the end of a Senate subcommittee […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Who pays for wall? Trump, Mexico to ‘work these differences out’

031416-br-trump-rally-016-1.jpg Donald Trump at a rally in Boca Raton in March. (Daniel Owen / The Palm Beach Post) At Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign rallies, the answer was simple.   Crowds would chant “Build the wall!”   Then part-time Palm Beach resident Trump, theatrically putting a hand to his ear, would ask “Who’s going to pay for the wall?”   […] Continue reading →
Red Cross dodges political fire with ball at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago | Jessica Stuart

Donald Trump to make first Mar-a-Lago visit as president

trump-mar-a-lago-speech.jpg President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach isn’t just a tropical playground. Trump tweeted this picture of himself working on his inaugural speech there. PALM BEACH — President Donald Trump will return to Mar-a-Lago next weekend for the first time as commander-in-chief and will likely make an appearance at the 60th annual Red Cross […] Continue reading →