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Rick Scott, party host, says Trump presidency ‘a new opportunity for Florida’

111716-scott-trump-selfie.jpg Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York in November and posted this selfie on his Twitter account. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is in a celebratory mood as part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump prepares to take the oath as America’s 45th president.   Scott is marking Trump’s inauguration by hosting […]
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Rep. Brian Mast celebrates Transportation and Infrastructure Committee post

112116-brain-mast-pb-gardens.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, got his wish with an assignment to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, has been assigned to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.   Throughout his campaign for the nationally watched Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 seat, Mast […]
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Trump offers morning tweets on Cabinet, ‘fake news,’ Hillary Clinton, Obamacare

011117-trump-news-conference.jpg President-elect Donald Trump speaks Wednesday at a news conference at Trump Tower as family members and Vice President-elect Mike Pence look on. President-elect Donald Trump this morning praised the performances of his Cabinet picks in Senate hearings, continued to blast allegations that Russia has damaging information about him, called Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “guilty as […]
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Donald Trump blasts ‘disgraceful’ Russia claim; cedes control – not ownership – of business

011117-trump-news-conference.jpg President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower as family members and Vice President-elect Mike Pence look on. Trump said the manila folders are filled with documents dealing with his plan to remove himself from management of the Trump Organizaiton.   NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump, holding his first news conference […]
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Rick Scott to Congress: Obamacare must be ‘completely overhauled’

scott-gaggle-boca.jpg Gov. Rick Scott during a 2014 re-election campaign visit to Boca Raton. Florida Gov. and potential 2018 U.S. Senate candidate Rick Scott has weighed in on Obamacare with a five-page letter that says President Barack Obama‘s signature health care legislation must be “completely overhauled” with more flexibility given to states.   Scott’s letter is addressed […]
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Donald Trump rips ‘overrated…Hillary flunky’ Meryl Streep after Golden Globes speech

 Meryl Streep criticized President-elect Donald Trump for his November 2015 mockery of a reporter with a disability. Trump says he was mocking the reporter’s “groveling,” not his disability. Part-time Palm Beach resident and President-elect Donald Trump, less than two weeks away from being sworn in as commander-in-chief, used his Twitter account this morning to blast actress […]
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Rick Scott to mark Trump inaugural with ‘Florida Sunshine Ball’ in D.C.

111716-scott-trump-selfie.jpg Florida Gov. Rick Scott met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York in November and posted this selfie on his Twitter account. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and wife Ann Scott are hosting a “Florida Sunshine Ball” at a swank Washington, D.C., venue two nights before part-time Palm Beach resident Donald Trump takes the oath as America’s […]
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‘Ratings machine’ Donald Trump zings Arnold Schwarzenegger over Apprentice viewership

 Donald Trump attends a farmer’s roundtable event at Bedner Farms west of Boynton Beach Monday, October 24, 2016. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post) President-elect Donald Trump has a lot on his plate as he prepares to become commander-in-chief in two weeks.   But that doesn’t prevent the part-time Palm Beach resident from keeping tabs on […]
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Rick Scott talks with Trump, law enforcement on Fort Lauderdale airport shooting

072116-scott-fla-bkfst Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks to reporters during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last year. Gov. Rick Scott went to Fort Lauderdale in the aftermath of today’s deadly airport shooting and has spoken with President-elect Donald Trump and several law enforcement and airport officials from around the state, the governor’s office said. Scott’s calls this afternoon […]
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New ad: ‘Brian Mast saved my life’

 Republican congressional candidate Brian Mast has a new TV spot featuring a soldier who served with him in Afghanistan and credits Mast with saving his life.   “Brian Mast saved my life,” says this soldier in a new ad for Mast’s congressional campaign. Mast, facing Democrat Randy Perkins for the nationally watched Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District […]
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Donald Trump slams media, denies inappropriate conduct toward women

 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Convention Center, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Donald Trump used a campaign rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds today to forcefully deny accusations he has touched women inappropriately. He said […]
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Clinton leading Trump in Florida on strength of Hispanic voters and, yup, women

 Trump, Clinton Democrat Hillary Clinton has a six percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump in Florida, helped by strong support from Hispanics and (wait for it) women, according to a new Florida Atlantic University poll. The survey, which has a roughly 5 percent margin-of-error, was conducted last Wednesday through the weekend, when the 2005 […]
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Judge extends Florida voter registration deadline to Oct. 18, siding with Democrats and allies

 Federal judge extends voter registration in Florida because of hurricane A federal judge Wednesday ordered the deadline for registering to vote in Florida extended through Oct. 18 because of disruption stemming from Hurricane Matthew. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker sided with lawyers for the Florida Democratic Party and other groups, who argued at a hearing […]
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Democratic allies add to call for weeklong extension of Florida voter registration deadline

 More parties look to join federal lawsuit over voter registration deadline. More organizations are looking to take part in a federal hearing Wednesday about how long Florida’s voter registration deadline should be extended because of Hurricane Matthew. The state’s League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union want to argue before Tallahassee’s U.S. […]
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Write-in Pence? Vote won’t count, election officials say

 Voters would be wasting ballot with write-in for Pence, officials say. Republican voters and elected officials saying they’ll write-in vice presidential nominee Mike Pence as a protest vote against Donald Trump might think again. It won’t count. “You have to be an eligible write-in candidate, and he’s not,” said Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan […]
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Bill Clinton makes case for Hillary’s candidacy on Belle Glade stop

 Former President Bill Clinton spent his 41st wedding anniversary campaigning for his wife in Belle Glade Tuesday, smaking the case for Hillary Clinton’s candidacy as the best way to get the education and infrastructure improvements he said the country desperately needs. “She’s the best change-maker I’ve ever known,” Bill Clinton said. “I’ve known her a […]
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Rubio stands by Trump endorsement

 Rubio standing by Trump (mostly) Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio stood by his endorsement Tuesday of Donald Trump, despite heightened pressure from Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy to disavow his party’s presidential candidate. Shortly after 2011 tape of Trump’s crude, sexist comments about women went viral Friday night, Rubio tweeted they were “vulgar, egregious & […]
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Frankel: Trump “locker room” tape could be a pivot moment

 Frankel Trump with actress Arianne Zucker and “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush in 2005. Thursday night, soon after the Donald Trump  “locker room” tape surfaced, author Kelly Oxford tweeted out, “Women: tweet me your first assaults.” Oxford expected a handful of replies, but according to the New York Times, by Monday afternoon, the number of people […]
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Randy Perkins and his opponents point to his disaster-relief business in Congress race

 Democratic congressional candidate Randy Perkins (right) posted this picture of himself with Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Perkins’ campaign Facebook page last week, saying Perkins’ Ashbritt Inc. is “here for the local communities that depend on us to respond quickly.” While Republicans accuse Democratic congressional candidate Randy Perkins of profiting from natural disasters through his […]
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Federal judge extends Florida’s voter registration through at least Wednesday

 Voter registration deadline extended by federal court. Florida’s deadline for voter registration for the November election was extended Monday to at least 5 p.m., Wednesday by a federal judge. Without comment, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker granted the Florida Democratic Party’s request for a court order lifting Tuesday’s deadline, arguing that Hurricane Matthew likely kept […]
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