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Democrats press Brian Mast on ‘congressional carve out’ for health care

brian-mast-ed-board.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, is among GOP House members targeted by new Democratic digital ads. An emerging Republican plan to overhaul Obamacare would take away some coverage guarantees of the Affordable Care Act but apparently preserve those protections for members of Congress. That has the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launching ads on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter that target freshman […] Continue reading →
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The 4th R

kathleentullie-sunshinestatenews_0.jpg By:  Kathleen Tullie Date:  April 26, 2017 – 4:15pm A lot of time and attention in schools is focused on the well-known “Three Rs”:  reading, writing and arithmetic.  These are considered the foundations of a basic-skills oriented education program and are seen as the areas of core-competency children must master in order to progress in […] Continue reading →
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Correction on Nancy Smith's Cary Pigman Column

cary_pigman_mug.jpg The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department did no special favors for Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park, during his March 24 DUI arrest, Sheriff’s Information Officer Bryan Beaty said Tuesday. Beaty said my Tuesday opinion column, “Where Is Cary Pigman’s Disciplinary Action?” was off the mark on three counts: Pigman’s booking photo wasn’t removed early, as […] Continue reading →
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Centrist Macron, far-right Le Pen in battle to lead France

 Far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen exits a polling booth before voting for the first-round of the presidential election in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Sunday, April 23, 2017. French voters are casting ballots for their next president in an unusually close first-round election Sunday, after a campaign dominated by […] Continue reading →
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Bernie Sanders fires up Democrats with call for ‘revolution’ in Miami

041917-bernie-miami-crowd.jpg Feel the Bern: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders gets a rock star’s welcome after speaking at a Miami rally on Wednesday night. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) MIAMI — Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, but he urged about 2,000 cheering Democrats on Wednesday night to embrace his message of “revolution” to […] Continue reading →
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As Bill O’Reilly exits Fox, Palm Beach County’s JFK assassination link recalled

oreilly-pbgdns.jpg Bill O’Reilly at a 2010 book signing in Palm Beach Gardens. (Jennifer Cecil/The Palm Beach Post) There’s a Palm Beach County connection to everything. O’Reilly’s 2012 book on the Kennedy assassination. As Bill O’Reilly makes his negotiated exit from Fox News, Palm Beach Post columnist Frank Cerabino recalls O’Reilly’s disputed claim that he was an ear-witness […] Continue reading →
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Trump inaugural: Palm Beach County’s Cline, Florida Crystals, NextEra, Geo gave big

012017-trump-inauguration.jpg The scene at the U.S. Capitol at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) Coal-mining billionaire Christopher Cline of North Palm Beach is among three dozen or so contributors who gave at least $1 million to President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee, according to a report filed this week. Other big inaugural donors from […] Continue reading →
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At Mar-a-Lago, secret Trump meeting with ex-leaders of Colombia over Easter weekend

mar-a-lago-flag.jpg It wasn’t just golf and Easter egg hunts during President Donald Trump’s most recent weekend at Mar-a-Lago. PALM BEACH — Reports are emerging this week that President Donald Trump met secretly at Mar-a-Lago over Easter weekend with two former presidents of Colombia —  Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana – to discuss their opposition to a peace plan […] Continue reading →