Today's news -- April 3, 2017

 

 

 

Lawmakers determined to stop over-testing, but how? *

With parents, students and educators clamoring for relief, Florida lawmakers appear poised this spring to tame a state testing system that some have suggested lost its sanity over time. The question remains: Just how far will the Legislature go? One proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Anitere Flores and Rep. Manny Diaz, focuses on changing the testing timeline, pushing the Florida Standards Assessments in language arts and math to the final three weeks of the school year. The measure also would require quicker turnaround of results. A second bill, put forth by Sen. Bill Montford and a bipartisan group of cosponsors, also would move testing back by several weeks. But it would take several other steps to ease the load, by getting rid of some end-of-course exams and allowing districts to return to paper tests, which are easier to administer.  Educators have suggested that the Flores/Diaz bill on its own might create a new set of problems for schools. "It's going to be very difficult for schools to function when nothing else changes except for the (testing) window," said Mike Grego, superintendent of Pinellas County schools. Particularly in high schools, Grego said, the month of May is already plenty busy with testing. Teens are sitting for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, state end-of-course and other exams. Trying to fit the state assessments into that packed schedule — with or without moving to paper tests that allow more students to participate at the same time — would be a tall order, he said. "What you're effectively doing is cramming that all into the month of May," said Michael Cloyd, principal of Sunlake High School in Pasco County. "That would be a logistical challenge." The issues are many and varied, from making sure computers and space are available, to not taking too many teachers out of their classrooms to proctor at the same time. Without paper tests, schools would scramble to secure enough devices to serve larger numbers of students at the same time, said Nicole Binder, Hillsborough County assessment manager. The schools still would have to guarantee students an optimal testing environment, Binder added, including the special circumstances allowed for students with added needs. Some are allowed more time to finish, for instance, and they cannot be forced out early. There might not be enough hours in the day to get it all done, she suggested. If they move to paper, yet other wrinkles could crop up. To maintain test security, the state would likely retain control of the scoring. That would require districts to send the documents to Tallahassee. In Hillsborough schools, Binder said, past experience showed it took three to four days to get the papers picked up from schools and delivered to a warehouse, where the Department of Education would pick them up. That could lengthen the time to return results. "Right now, the statute says they have to come back the week of June 8," noted Peggy Jones, Pasco County director of assessment. Neither bill suggests moving that date. Eliminating some state end-of-course exams, as Montford has proposed, could lift some of the logistical burden on schools, Binder said. But that move would have implications on the state's school grading system, which incorporates the results. Pinellas superintendent Grego said ending the end-of-course exams in geometry, Algebra II, civics and U.S. history would not mean student knowledge would no longer be measured. It would simply eliminate an unneeded layer of state tests, he said. Having fewer tests that add meaning to teaching and learning, and providing more time for that instruction to occur, is one of the key goals for all involved. "Every hour of academic time that is lost is an almost immeasurable cost," Montford said. "This is the year we have to do it." The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to debate Flores' bill, with several amendments today.

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida-lawmakers-are-determined-to-stop-over-testing-in-schools-but-how-20170403/

 

House proposes even more money for charter chains (Cathy Boehme quoted)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article142044034.html

 

Santa Rosa teachers want bargaining rights for new union (Christy Wolpoff quoted, SREA and FEA mentioned)

http://weartv.com/news/local/santa-rosa-teachers-want-bargaining-rights-for-new-union

 

Gadsden teachers’ union wants vote on reconfiguration (Ronte Harris quoted)
http://www.havanaherald.net/archives/7522-TEACHERS-UNION-WANTS-VOTE-ON-RECONFIGURATION.html

 

Free books given out in Leon (Joanne McCall quoted)

http://www.wtxl.com/news/free-books-given-out-in-leon-county/article_a378bf6c-1726-11e7-bed6-ef43e2459c81.html

http://www.wtxl.com/news/non-profit-to-give-away-books-to-the-community/article_789e0772-1625-11e7-83d6-a371b3add619.html (Joanne McCall, Scott Mazur and AFT mentioned)

State budget pitches put Volusia, Flagler schools on edge

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170331/state-budget-pitches-put-volusia-flagler-schools-on-edge

 

Disappearance of likely-to-fail seniors from Manatee’s school rosters troubles state

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/education/article142262784.html

 

Let the budget slap-fest begin over Best and Brightest

http://fundeducationnow.org/let-the-budget-slap-fest-begin-over-best-and-brightest/

 

Florida legislators should be game for recess

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-editorial-require-recess-20170330-story.html

 

Vouchers’ dismal record of failure comes into focus

http://neatoday.org/2017/03/30/how-school-vouchers-fail-students/

 

Trump budget cuts would hit program that benefits high-poverty schools

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/trump-budget-cuts-would-hit-program-that-benefits-high-poverty-schools/2318362

 

Who needs charters when you have public schools like these?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/opinion/sunday/who-needs-charters-when-you-have-public-schools-like-these.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170401&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

DeVos: Outcomes at U.S. schools are so bad, they probably can’t get much worse

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/29/devos-outcomes-at-u-s-schools-are-so-bad-they-probably-cant-get-much-worse/?utm_term=.3ac5b20bf545&wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

DeVos: Picking a school should be like choosing among Uber, Lyft or a taxi

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/29/devos-picking-a-school-should-be-like-choosing-among-uber-lyft-or-a-taxi/?utm_term=.82a0214ac19e&wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

The convenient pattern of DeVos’ school visits

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/26/the-curious-pattern-of-education-secretary-devoss-school-visits/?utm_term=.cb4c884fbf9d&wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

DeVos criticized Denver for its school choice policies; superintendent fires back.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/30/devos-criticized-denver-for-its-school-choice-policies-now-denvers-superintendent-fires-back/?utm_term=.61faa0a3b11c&wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

What the public isn’t told about high-performing charter schools in Arizona

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/30/what-the-public-doesnt-know-about-high-performing-charter-schools-in-arizona/?utm_term=.035a67aaa7f7&wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

How tests collect personal data on students; what the College Board does with it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/30/how-the-sat-and-psat-collect-personal-data-on-students-and-what-the-college-board-does-with-it/?utm_term=.494b1243d208&wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

Higher education projects fail House’s strict new budget test

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/235156-house-budget-4

 

State’s university leaders prepare for block tuition
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170402/states-university-leaders-prepare-for-block-tuition

 

Negron pushes higher Florida university graduation rates

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/negron-pushes-higher-florida-university-graduation-rates/kUnw0aqSUfLTvBuQ0G5WfM/

 

Florida Gulf Coast trustees violated state Sunshine law

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/03/31/flordia-gulf-coast-trustees-violated-state-sunshine-law/99870350/

 

Trump’s administration makes it easier for for-profit colleges to screw over students

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-administration-is-making-it-easier-for-for-profit-colleges-to-screw-over-more-students/

 

Federal financial aid up, but low-income students struggle to get it

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/education/2017/03/29/fafsa-completion-rates-up-but-low-income-students-struggle/99792118/

 

Academic freedom under threat in Europe
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/opinion/academic-freedom-under-threat-in-europe.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170403&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

$2 billion divides House from Senate and Scott as budget talks begin

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/2-billion-divides-house-from-senate-and-rick-scott-as-budget-talks-begin/2318759

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170401/state-house-senate-miles---and-billions---apart-on-key-issues

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/divided-over-dollars-florida-legislators-split-on-spending-ap_florida812e40401aba427dbe83d469db384506

 

House speaker’s “corporate welfare” crackdown runs into Senate roadblock

http://saintpetersblog.com/house-speakers-corporate-welfare-crackdown-runs-senate-roadblock/

 

Where did $1.3 billion for affordable housing go? Legislature took it.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article142033109.html

http://www.bradenton.com/opinion/editorials/article138700058.html

 

Hospital funding cuts would hit Orlando and Miami facilities hardest

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/31/florida-hospital-orlando-jackson-memorial-miami-biggest-losers-proposed-hospital-cuts/99845672/

 

Flores bets on Washington intervention in Florida’s health care budget

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/235011-flores-health

 

Republicans target prosecutor who refuses to seek death penalty

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/republicans-target-florida-prosecutor-who-refuses-to-seek-death-penalty-in-fatal-shooting-of-police-officer/2017/03/31/047fba68-1493-11e7-9e4f-09aa75d3ec57_story.html?utm_term=.273b5b42e7fe&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Defunding Ayala would cripple crime fight

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-aramis-ayala-rick-scott-florida-legislature-20170330-story.html

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/235131-florida-legislature-consider-cuts-aramis-ayalas-office-deeper-angrier

 

Senate, House gambling bills “very far apart”

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-senate-house-gambling-bills-very-far-apart/njfjVNJG8IPp1t3HbOyxrO/

 

Major issues get little attention as Scott, lawmakers feud

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-legislature-issues-session-midway-20170331-story.html


Florida's newest Supreme Court justice has deep roots in Tallahassee

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/04/01/floridas-newest-supreme-court-justice-has-deep-roots-tallahassee/99877596/

 

Trump’s White House struggles to get out from under Russia controversy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-white-house-struggles-to-get-out-from-under-russia-controversy/2017/03/31/89c3f470-1626-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.134e90ae9b17&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Flynn’s immunity request rejected by Senate Intelligence Committee

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senate-intelligence-committee-rejects-immunity-michael-flynn-n741061

 

Trump’s baffling endorsement of Flynn’s immunity offer

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/20e390aca58f

 

White House doesn’t sound so keen on granting immunity to Flynn anymore

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/31/does-the-white-house-really-want-michael-flynn-to-get-immunity-apparently-maybe-not/?utm_term=.736e88bdada5&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Flynn failed to disclose income from Russia-linked entities

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-financial-disclosure-russia-linked-entities.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170401&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/01/michael-flynn-did-not-initially-reveal-income-from-russia-related-entities-on-his-personal-financial-disclosure/

 

Democrat on intelligence panel accuses White House of trying to distract Congress

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/02/rep-adam-schiff-accuses-the-white-house-of-distraction-attempts/?utm_term=.9f03e2c7106c&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

“He works for the president”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/opinion/he-works-for-the-president.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Speier on Nunes controversy: “Absolutely convinced it started in the Oval Office”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/jackie-speier-devin-nunes-intelligence-white-house-trump-236784

 

Nunes not playing for the right team

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article142084364.html

 

Here’s what we know so far about Team Trump’s ties to Russian interests

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/trump-russia/?utm_term=.793e3b44d275&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

“Find the leakers,” Trump tweets, turning the spotlight on his wiretapping claims

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/02/find-the-leakers-trump-tells-media-as-wiretapping-issue-refuses-to-die-down/?utm_term=.85a0ebfb047a&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

Spicer repeats Trump’s unproven wiretapping allegation

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/sean-spicer-trump-wiretapping.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/sean-spicer-evelyn-farkas-trump-wiretapping.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump's approach to intel agencies shows anxiety, distrust

https://apnews.com/992ae77585fc4956b29328e49a926c62/Trump's-approach-to-intel-agencies-shows-anxiety,-distrust

 

Facing angry constituents, Republicans voice concern over Trump’s Russia ties

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/e19a588141a3

 

Poll: Most Americans want independent Russia probe

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b5034f978cab494e83b5db6a0df75e8b/ap-norc-poll-majority-americans-favor-russia-probe

 

Confused by the Trump surveillance drama? Here’s a timeline

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/trump-wiretapping-claim-timeline.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Russia expert wrote a psychological profile of Putin that should scare Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2017/03/31/trumps-new-russia-expert-wrote-a-psychological-profile-of-vladimir-putin-and-it-should-scare-trump/?utm_term=.04d7a1f5dd22&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

The most suspicious part of Trump’s presidency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-most-suspicious-part-of-trumps-presidency/2017/03/31/1c44f676-163d-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/opinion/dwindling-odds-of-coincidence.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170403&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Refocus probe of Russian hacking

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-refocus-probe-of-russian-hacking/2318740

 

Trump’s leaky ship of state

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/opinion/president-trumps-leaky-ship-of-state.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

The right’s jarring drift toward Russia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-rights-jarring-drift-toward-russia/2017/04/02/3dc792ea-1647-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.0708e97bc326&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Why Republicans can’t find the big voter fraud conspiracy

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/why-republicans-cant-find-the-big-voter-fraud-conspiracy-214972

 

A House bill poses a threat to worker privacy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-house-bill-poses-a-threat-to-worker-privacy/2017/03/31/654ca80a-0f53-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.03d47a49243a&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1

 

Caution signals are blinking for the Trump bull market

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/upshot/trump-bull-market-stocks.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Obamacare can survive Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/opinion/sunday/obamacare-can-survive-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170401&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Republicans are out of excuses on Medicaid expansion

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/terry-mcauliffe-republicans-are-out-of-excuses-on-medicaid-expansion/2017/03/31/21e54772-1564-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.50cbdbd5bf2d&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Why older, low-income Floridians still worry about losing Obamacare coverage

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/health-care/article142012574.html

 

Rubio and Obamacare: Taxpayer hero or healthcare saboteur?

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/marco-rubio-and-obamacare-taxpayer-hero-healthcare-saboteur/1yrC8PVZhAnDcWGoQooeeL/

 

After health bill’s defeat, what Trump can learn from LBJ

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/business/trump-health-care-lyndon-johnson-medicare.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Freedom Caucus, White House feud not dissipating

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ab5dadefadfc483c8258b15e8470fa29/trump-aide-urges-defeat-michigan-member-freedom-caucus

 

Growing array of pro-Trump groups could train cross-hairs on GOP lawmakers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/growing-array-of-pro-trump-groups-could-be-trained-on-gop-lawmakers/2017/04/02/358deaa2-1755-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.48a88dd56989&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

White House aide misused position by going after GOP lawmaker, ethics experts say

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/02/white-house-social-media-director-misused-official-position-by-going-after-gop-lawmaker-ethics-experts-say/?utm_term=.3e6430093dbc&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

Trump can’t stop the Freedom Caucus. He has GOP gerrymandering to blame.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/29/trump-cant-stop-the-freedom-caucus-he-has-gop-gerrymandering-to-blame/?utm_term=.17375ac0c72a&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Feds defend courthouse arrests of undocumented immigrants in escalating feud

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/top-us-officials-defend-courthouse-arrests-of-undocumented-immigrants-in-escalating-feud-with-california-justice/2017/03/31/d92dddfe-1627-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.257ec1ec3cca&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Meet the everyday people who have sued Trump. So far, they’ve won.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/us/trump-travel-ban.html?emc=edit_th_20170401&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

How white America has created a colony of incarceration for people of color

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-white-america-has-created-a-colony-of-incarceration-for-people-of-color/2017/03/31/1c97cc38-0a6d-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.3c3fb469d0e3&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Republicans’ views of blacks’ intelligence, work ethic lag behind Democrats https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/31/the-gap-between-republicans-and-democrats-views-of-african-americans-just-hit-a-new-high/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.c46d981931e7

 

Budget appropriators tiptoe around Trump traps

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/donald-trump-budget-appropriations-committee-negotiations-236757

 

Mulvaney’s evolution from “shutdown caucus” to Trump’s budget salesman

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mick-mulvaneys-evolution-from-shutdown-caucus-to-trumps-budget-salesman/2017/03/31/e49f6b68-1581-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.1dfdcda74df2&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/31/new-epa-documents-reveal-even-deeper-proposed-cuts-to-staff-and-programs/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Pruitt says massive EPA cuts are OK because states have plenty of money

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-epa-administrator-budget-cuts-okay-states-e8b62d5102c4

 

Trump moves backward on climate change

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trump-moves-backward-on-climate-change/2318715

 

While Trump promotes coal, others are turning to cheap sun power

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2017/03/31/while-trump-promotes-coal-other-countries-are-turning-to-cheap-sun-power/?utm_term=.e1043167c8bc&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Trump v. the Earth

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/10/trump-v-the-earth

 

Clinton criticizes proposed Trump budget cuts for diplomacy

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2017/03/31/clinton-criticizes-proposed-trump-budget-cuts-for-diplomacy

 

Trump's dangerous expansion of executive war powers

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/04/trumps-dangerous-expansion-of-executive-war-powers-000387

https://apnews.com/amp/f9d1f02dd93848f3aff851f1975163cf

 

Democrats close in on 41 votes to block Gorsuch

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/gorsuch-senate-democrats-236797

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/us/politics/gorsuch-supreme-court-democrats.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170402&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Home stretch for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee could forever alter the Senate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/home-stretch-for-trumps-supreme-court-nominee-could-forever-alter-the-senate/2017/04/02/2d1fdfb8-17a2-11e7-bcc2-7d1a0973e7b2_story.html?utm_term=.62b0fc3ad9dc&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

White House ends bar association’s role in vetting judges

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/white-house-american-bar-association-judges.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170331&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Federal income tax reform this year? Don’t count on it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/real-tax-reform-has-only-happened-once-heres-how-to-do-it-again/2017/03/31/0623e3e2-1594-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.24c5acdd0d4e&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/da5cc3421032452bad40da15ebe7e629/congress-seen-not-likely-pass-tax-overhaul-quickly

 

Conservative split over import tax imperils Trump’s overhaul

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/us/politics/trump-border-tax-import-koch.html?emc=edit_th_20170402&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832&_r=0

 

Price intervened on rule that would hurt drug profits on same day he acquired stock

https://www.propublica.org/article/tom-price-intervened-rule-hurt-drug-profits-same-day-acquired-drug-stock

 

Disclosure reveals top Trump trade adviser bets against U.S. Treasury bonds

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-adviser-peter-navarro-bets-against-us-treasury-1b20335062d

 

Ivanka Trump and Kushner still benefiting from business empire, filings show

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/politics/ivanka-trump-and-jared-kushner-still-benefiting-from-business-empire-filings-show.html?emc=edit_th_20170401&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump couple, now White House employees, can’t escape conflict laws

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/us/politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-conflicts-business-empire.html?referer=https://t.co/FDruLXeNaw?amp=1

 

I worked for Kushner. He’s the wrong businessman to reinvent government.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/posteverything/wp/2017/03/30/i-worked-with-jared-kushner-hes-the-wrong-businessman-to-reinvent-government/

 

Kushner’s privileged status stokes resentment in White House

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/jared-kushner-white-house-influence-236758

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/us/politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-conflicts-business-empire.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170401&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump’s closest aides hail from ranks of financial elite

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/stephen-bannon-earned-nearly-1-million-last-year-more-than-half-from-mercer-entities/2017/03/31/f8464ede-166c-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html?utm_term=.250b90394be2&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/01/us/politics/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-conflicts-business-empire.html?referer=https://t.co/FDruLXeNaw?amp=1

 

86 percent of Trump counties make less in a year than 27 Trump staffers are worth

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/04/01/86-percent-of-trump-counties-make-less-in-a-year-than-27-trump-staffers-are-worth/?wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

Here is what reporters found in the financial disclosures of top White House aides

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/01/here-is-what-post-reporters-found-in-the-financial-disclosures-of-top-white-house-aides/?utm_term=.6c7bbf1d7eb6&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

Trump aides’ disclosures reveal surge in lucrative political work

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/us/politics/trump-aides-disclosures-reveal-explosion-in-lucrative-political-work.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170402&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Bannon made millions in shaping right-wing thought

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/business/dealbook/how-some-top-trump-aides-made-their-fortunes.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/stephen-k-bannon-architect-of-antiglobalist-policies-got-rich-as-a-global-capitalist/2017/03/31/47382082-0a8b-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.864bc54e7498&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Trump University suit settlement approved by judge

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/us/trump-university-settlement.html?emc=edit_th_20170401&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/31/522199535/judge-approves-25-million-settlement-of-trump-university-lawsuit

 

Judge to Trump: No protection for speech inciting violence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-to-trump-no-protection-for-speech-inciting-violence/2017/04/01/e9320d68-1737-11e7-bb16-269934184168_story.html?utm_term=.5ce96fab952f&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/04/02/a-judge-rules-trump-may-have-incited-violence-and-trump-again-has-his-own-mouth-to-blame/?utm_term=.5efebde6c07a&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/01/judge-rejects-trump-defense-claim-incited-violence-protesters?CMP=edit_2221

 

In epic letter, investment fund fires law firm for enabling the Trump kleptocracy

https://thinkprogress.org/investment-fund-fires-lawyers-trump-kleptocracy-a20e5312c989

 

Social media, cable TV and Trump blamed for rampant political incivility

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-congress-democrats-republicans-civil-20170331-story.html

 

Our dishonest president

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-ed-our-dishonest-president/

 

Trump’s fictional America

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/donald-trumps-fictional-america-post-fact-venezuela-214973

 

This one weird trick can solve all of Trump’s problems

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/this-one-weird-trick-can-solve-all-of-trumps-problems/2017/03/31/272b9774-1620-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.f505b58fb140&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Trump remains the center of attention, but he’s increasingly isolated politically

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-remains-the-center-of-attention-but-hes-increasingly-isolated-politically/2017/04/02/126041e6-1648-11e7-833c-503e1f6394c9_story.html?utm_term=.1d04078d9eff&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

 

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