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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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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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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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Brian Mast supports Donald Trump but slams rival Randy Perkins as Trump-like

 Republican congressional candidate Brian Mast. The difficult position in which many Republican candidates find themselves with Donald Trump atop the GOP ticket is exemplified by today’s release from congressional hopeful Brian Mast‘s campaign.   Mast, a candidate for the nationally watched Palm Beach-Treasure Coast District 18 House seat, slammed Trump’s recently revealed lewd comments about kissing and groping […]
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Debate: Trump calls 2005 tape ‘locker-room talk,’ Clinton says it’s ‘exactly who he is’

 Donald Trump and and Hillary Clinton on stage during the second debate between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS) Donald Trump dismissed his lewd 2005 comments about kissing and groping women as “locker-room talk” that he never acted upon while […]
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Debate prep: Will Donald Trump go full Broaddrick on Hillary Clinton?

 Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their second presidential debate tonight. Abandoned by much of the GOP (but not, so far, Sen. Marco Rubio) over his crude 2005 remarks about groping women, part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump appears ready to revive 1990s controversies over Bill Clinton‘s behavior in tonight’s presidential debate with Hillary Clinton.   […]
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Democratic challengers try Trump-shaming Republicans Marco Rubio, Brian Mast

 Democrats have already been trying to link Sen. Marco Rubio to Donald Trump, as on this Palmetto Expressway billboard. Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter has called on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to revoke his endorsement of Donald Trump or withdraw from the Senate race. And the Democrat hoping to replace Murphy in a nationally watched […]
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Donald Trump: ‘I was wrong and I apologize’ — but Bill and Hillary Clinton have done worse

 Trump: “I was wrong and I apologize…(but) Bill Clinton has actually abused women and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.” Eight hours after the Washington Post released a devastating 2005 tape of Donald Trump using crude language to boast that his celebrity status allowed him to kiss and grope women, the Republican presidential nominee issued […]
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Palm Beach County man says he ‘did all the work’ on Donald Trump’s tax returns

 Former Donald Trump accountant Jack Mitnick of suburban Lake Worth in an interview with Inside Edition. While Donald Trump says he’s an expert on the federal tax code who has “brilliantly” used it to his advantage, his former accountant — suburban Lake Worth resident Jack Mitnick — says the billionaire never saw his tax returns except to […]
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Hurricane Matthew postpones Brian Mast-Randy Perkins congressional debate

 A hurricane warning is in effect for congressional District 18, leading to the rescheduling of tonight’s debate between Republican Brian Mast and Democrat Randy Perkins. Tonight’s congressional District 18 debate between Republican Brian Mast and Democrat Randy Perkins has been rescheduled for Oct. 17 because of Hurricane Matthew.   Mast and Perkins are running in a nationally watched […]
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