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Florida National Guard troops help out at Trump’s inauguration

img_1564.jpg Members of the Florida National Guard are in Washington, D.C., to help local law enforcement with President Donald Trump’s inauguration. About 340 Sunshine State troops assisted U.S. Park Police with crowd control south of the Capitol, and helped with cybersecurity efforts. National Guard members from across the U.S. helped make the inauguration run smoothly. Here, […]
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Lois Frankel dons pink scarf in protest at Donald Trump’s inauguration

pink-ladies-inauguration-2.jpg U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel donned a pink scarf Friday as a symbol of peaceful protest on the steps of the Capitol as more protesters marched outside the gates of President Donald Trump‘s inauguration. Frankel, whose district includes much of southern and central Palm Beach County, was joined by several other Democratic House members in wearing the […]
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Donald Trump inauguration: Protesters take to streets outside ‘DeploraBall’

011917-busted.jpg A demonstrator is taken away by police outside a ball celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration. WASHINGTON — Anti-Donald Trump protesters who aim to create “a major political crisis” at Trump’s inauguration kicked off their efforts Thursday night by filling a street outside a building where Trump supporters were attending a “DeploraBall.”   An inflatable “Racism” elephant materialized during the protest. Demonstrators chanted […]
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Lois Frankel: Women’s March a sign to Trump that ‘women are watching’

121016-heroin-summit-5.jpg When U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel attends the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, she’ll stand alongside dozens of women from her district, which includes much of central and southern Palm Beach County. The Democratic representative and former West Palm Beach mayor is slated to go to the rally after attending President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration […]
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Beach Boys, a couple Democrats at Rick Scott’s pre-inaugural ball in Washington

011817-beach-boys.jpg The Beach Boys perform at Gov. Rick Scott’s “Florida Sunshine Ball” Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON — Gov. Rick Scott‘s “Florida Sunshine Ball” drew hundreds of Donald Trump supporters Wednesday night — plus at least two Democrats who say they were there to honor Florida rather than the part-time Palm Beach resident who’s about […]
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In Washington, Rick Scott meets with Trump’s Homeland Security pick, House members

011817-scott-two-shot.jpg Florida Gov. Rick Scott with his chai tea on Capitol Hill today. WASHINGTON — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will meet this morning with Gen. John Kelly, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the Department of Homeland Security, and a pair of new Florida congressmen today before hosting a “Florida Sunshine Ball” tonight.   Scott, a […]
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Brian Mast: Dems boycotting Trump inauguration should give seats to wounded vets

brian-mast-ed-board.jpg Rep. Brian Mast, R-Palm City, says wounded vets would gladly accept the tickets of Democrats boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration. WASHINGTON — With dozens of congressional Democrats — including U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Delray Beach — boycotting Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump, freshman U.S. Rep. Brian Mast has an idea for their tickets.   “I […]
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Rep. Alcee Hastings to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration

alceeshirt.jpg Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, will skip Friday’s inauguration. WASHINGTON — Add U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, to the list of congressional Democrats shunning Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president.   About 50 Democrats have said they’ll skip the inauguration, many of them announcing so after Trump blasted U.S. Rep. John Lewis, […]
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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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Donald Trump presidential transition: What you need to know now

countdown-to-inaguration-day1.jpg COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 6 DAYS LATEST NEWS President-elect Trump joined untold numbers of other Americans in posting social media reactions, pro and con, to the congressional effort to kill Obamacare. Trump also tweeted his satisfaction with the performance of his Cabinet picks in Senate confirmation hearings this week. Several of the nominees […]
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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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