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The Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Christine:

Who tapes together papers Trump rips up at Mar-a-Lago?

A team of federal employees equipped with rolls of clear tape has the ongoing task of putting back together pieces of documents that President Donald Trump has torn up. It is a presidential habit that aides have not been able to break. → Read More

Watchdogs, scholars say Trump breaking law by ripping up papers

Presidential historians say they are deeply concerned about published reports that Trump routinely rips up and throws away documents, including while at Mar-a-Lago, saying the practice is a clear violation of a federal law that mandates the preservation of all presidential papers. → Read More

Census: Florida slower population growth brings just one congressional seat

Florida's slower population growth over the last decade will result in the state gaining just one more seat in U.S. House or Representatives. → Read More

Lincoln Project to air ad in Palm Beach County taunting Trump by calling Mitch McConnell GOP leader

The Lincoln Project launches its latest anti-Trump ad in Palm Beach, hoping the former president will see it while watching Fox News. → Read More

The race to fill Alcee Hastings' seat just got more complicated

Gov. DeSantis has been silent about calling a special election to fill Alcee Hastings' seat but a platoon of candidates have already launched campaigns. → Read More

Bahamas Paradise Cruise CEO: No date set to resume cruises but time for industry to reopen

After Florida officials filed a lawsuit to lift restrictions on cruising, O'Neil Khosa praised Gov. Ron DeSantis for championing the industry. → Read More

DeSantis: State will sue to get cruises sailing again

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday that Florida will sue the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to end the drydocking of the cruise industry. → Read More

With Hastings' House seat empty, Democrats have one less vote

Although Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings' death cuts Democrats' narrow majority in the house by one, Hastings's seat will likely be filled with another Black Democrat. → Read More

Desantis' vaccine passport ban confounds cruise lines' reopening plans

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on vaccine passports could hamper cruise passengers' efforts to prove they received COVID vaccination → Read More

Talk of a Donald Trump presidential library has some open records watchdogs wary

Some wonder whether former President Donald Trump should be trusted with a presidential library → Read More

Halfway into Florida legislative session, Palm Beach County lawmakers push bills in desolate Capitol

Halfway through the Florida legislature's annual 60-day session, Palm Beach County lawmakers have come to terms with doing the routine business. → Read More

This billboard's political signage back as Trump trolled with pro-transgender message

A billboard along Trump's route from Mar-a-Lago to his golf club once used by fans and foes now trolls Trump for his transgender policies. → Read More

Lawmakers say gun control not partisan, then blame partisanship for stalled bills

South Florida's congressional delegation agrees gun control is not a partisan issue, then blame each others' parties for failing to pass legislation. → Read More

Three bills target abortion rights as lawmakers grapple with COVID, unemployment and budget

In this year's session of the Florida Legislature, Republican lawmakers have introduced three bills to ones that have become law in other states. → Read More

U.S. should use diplomacy to challenge China, say former women ambassadors

Five former women ambassadors who served on three continents spoke about geopolitical diplomacy. One recalls a need for a united front with China. → Read More

Trump's Mar-a-Lago partly closed after positive COVID tests

Mar-a-Lago said it closed the Beach Club and the a-la-carte Dining Room after an undisclosed number of employees tested positive for the COVID-19. → Read More

Public health experts want Trump to encourage his followers to get COVID

Trump — credited with bringing a COVID vaccine to market — is the only living U.S. president who has not participated in a public health campaign. → Read More

FLORIDA LEGISLATURE 2021: Bills being offered up by lawmakers from Palm Beach County

State Senate and House members from Palm Beach County have offered up scores of bills. Here is a selection of what they are proposing and why. → Read More

Two-thirds of slips already leased ahead of planned fall reopening for marina

Palm Beach town council approves higher slip fees at new marina; 66 percent already leased, most to town residents → Read More

DeSantis pushes election reforms a stone's throw from Trump, Mar-a-Lago

Gov. Ron DeSantis praised Florida's handling of the ballot counting in the November election before outlining his plan for election reforms on Friday. → Read More