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Feds Delete Blog Post Promoting Mar-a-Lago

They say the intention was to 'inform the public'

(Newser) - The State Department appears to have axed a controversial blog post that sung the praises of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago private estate in Florida. The page , which was strongly criticized by ethics experts, now states "the intention of the article was to inform the public about where the president... More »

State Dept. Blog Promoting Trump's Club Makes Waves

Blog post appears to be promoting Mar-a-Lago

(Newser) - A State Department blog post is making waves—because it appears to be promoting Mar-a-Lago, the private Florida club President Trump owns. The post was published April 4, but gained attention Monday after people realized it had been shared on the US Embassy in London's website, and started making... More »

Mar-a-Lago Had Long List of Health-Code Violations

Some January violations described as 'potentially hazardous'

(Newser) - Unsafe seafood. Insufficiently refrigerated meats. Rusty shelving. Cooks without hairnets. Reports show Florida health inspectors cited President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort with 15 violations in late January, days before the US leader hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for a diplomatic visit, reports the AP . Still, the state inspectors allowed... More »

Trump's Trips to Mar-A-Lago Under Review

GAO to investigate security, costs to taxpayers

(Newser) - A government watchdog will investigate the costs of President Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago, as well as security at the Palm Beach club after a request by Democrats. In a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of four Democratic members of Congress to request an investigation, the Government Accountability Office... More »

Democrats Introduce 'MAR-A-LAGO' Act

They want to know who's visiting the 'winter White House'

(Newser) - Senate Democrats who want to know more about who the president is spending his time with have introduced a bill with an unsubtle name: The MAR-A-LAGO Act—"Make Access Records Available to Lead American Government Openness Act"—calls for Trump to release visitor logs from his Mar-a-Lago estate... More »

Small Airport Businesses to Trump: Your Florida Visits Hurt

Airspace around Mar-a-Lago has been shut down 3 weekends in a row

(Newser) - President Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive, the AP reports. The Secret Service closed Lantana Airport on Friday for the third straight weekend because of the president's return to his... More »

Trump's Florida Visits Have Cost Sheriff $1.5M

In overtime costs

(Newser) - Donald Trump's visits to his South Florida estate since he was elected president have cost the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Department $1.5 million in overtime costs, the AP reports. Sheriff Ric Bradshaw is confident the money his department has spent while assisting the Secret Service will be... More »

Trump Going to Benefit That Will Raise Cash for Refugees

International Red Cross to support refugees affected by Trump's order

(Newser) - President Trump will attend Saturday's annual International Red Cross Ball at Mar-a-Lago, which is expected to raise nearly $1 million for the charity, the Palm Beach Post reports. Some of that money will, in the words of a Red Cross spokesperson, be used to "provide basic support" for... More »

Mar-a-Lago Doubles Its Initiation Fee to $200K

Ethics experts call it 'unacceptable,' 'naked profiteering'

(Newser) - Want to join the ranks of those allowed into Donald Trump's "winter White House"? You'll have to double what you would've spent in 2016 for a Mar-a-Lago membership fee, which was increased Jan. 1 from $100,000 to $200,000, sources "close to the... More »

Ivana Weds No. 4

Young Italian actor signs prenup before ceremony

(Newser) - Donald Trump's 59-year-old ex-wife Ivana has married Italian actor Rossano Rubicondi, 36, in a lavish wedding at Trump's palatial Mar-a-Largo club, reports the Palm Beach Post. The Donald himself attended, and the Trumps' daughter, Ivanka, was maid of honor. Fourth hubby Rubicondi, who reportedly bickered over a pre-nuptual agreement, gave... More »

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