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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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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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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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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →