Today's news -- August 16, 2017

 

 

 

Orange School Board likely to join lawsuit over divisive new Florida law

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-orange-school-board-lawsuit-hb7069-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Teaching activities for how to watch a solar eclipse

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/learning/teaching-activities-for-how-to-watch-a-solar-eclipse.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Taking a solar eclipse day? School districts say students can stay home

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/solar-eclipse-day-hillsborough-says-students-can-stay-home/2333875

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article167277262.html

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170815/schools-take-precautions-against-eye-damage-from-solar-eclipse

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170815/polk-schools-take-precautions-for-mondays-solar-eclipse

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/08/15/brevard-schools-excusing-absences-solar-eclipse/570551001/

 

New York City: One in seven elementary students will be homeless, report says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/nyregion/report-says-elementary-students-homeless-new-york.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170815&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Colorado school board races could be nation’s most watched

http://www.coloradoindependent.com/166546/douglas-county-school-board-race-most-watched

 

Why Florida insurers could double homeowners' rates

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-florida-insurers-could-double-homeowners-rates/

 

Negron reshuffles Senate committees, stripping Simmons

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/15/negron-reshuffles-senate-committees-stripping-simmons-and-promoting-grimsley-113952

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/senate-shakeup-impacts-education-budget-panel/2333880

https://www.news4jax.com/news/negron-gives-senate-committees-a-makeover

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/15/state-senator-david-simmons-opposed-charter-school-bill-loses-committee-chairmanship/569477001/

 

Simmons plans to remain “very involved” in education issues

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/sen-simmons-plans-to-remain-very-involved-in-education-issues/2333914

 

State budget aided by new gambling deal with Seminoles

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_FLORIDA_BUDGET_FLOL-?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-15-10-23-39

 

Olszewski wins HD 44 Republican special primary

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-district-44-gop-primary-20170815-story.html

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243079-robert-bobby-o-olszewski-control-hd-44-special-primary

 

As Raulerson leaves HD 58, only question is which Republican replaces him

http://saintpetersblog.com/joe-henderson-dan-raulerson-leaves-hd-58-question-republican-replaces/

 

Trump’s incorrect claim that “unemployment is at a record low”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/16/trumps-claim-that-unemployment-is-at-a-record-low/?utm_term=.0d34db66ebfe

 

The undignified fall of Trump’s Toronto tower

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/trump-toronto-tower-unraveling-alexander-schnaider

 

Trump threat to Obamacare would send premiums and deficits higher

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/cbo-obamacare-cost-sharing-reduction-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/opinion/how-donald-trump-is-driving-up-health-insurance-premiums.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170816&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

A state-by-state look at the impact of ending subsidies

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/15/us/what-happens-if-health-subsidy-payments-stop.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Florida insurers seek rate hike on Obamacare plans

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170815/florida-insurers-seek-rate-hike-on-obamacare-plans

 

Colorado's Gardner faces blowback at home over Obamacare repeal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/obamacare-repeal-colorado-gardner-241677

 

Sessions coming to Miami to praise county for dropping “sanctuary” policy

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article167274362.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/miami-dade/fl-reg-jeff-sessions-sanctuary-cities-miami-20170815-story.html

 

Justice Department demands data on visitors to anti-Trump website

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/justice-department-trump-dreamhost-protests.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump signs order rolling back environmental rules on infrastructure

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/climate/flooding-infrastructure-climate-change-trump-obama.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Breitbart goes to the White House

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/magazine/breitbart-alt-right-steve-bannon.html

 

Trump says Bannon is “not a racist,” but his job status remains in doubt

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/steve-bannon-trump-white-house.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump defends initial remarks; again blames “both sides”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-press-conference-charlottesville.html?WT.nav=top-news&action=click&clickSource=story-heading&emc=edit_cn_20170816&hp=&module=a-lede-package-region&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&pgtype=Homepage&region=top-news&te=1&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-defends-organizers-of-white-supremacist-rally-in-charlottesville/2017/08/15/de01ff66-81f9-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.e641a41b0956

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/trump-asks-why-alt-left-not-being-blamed-for-charlottesville-violence-241660

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/15/donald-trump-press-conference-far-right-defends-charlottesville?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239633&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump gives white supremacists an unequivocal boost

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-white-nationalists.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/15/trump-puts-a-fine-point-on-it-he-sides-with-the-alt-right-in-charlottesville/?utm_term=.2f0b56f6ef51

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/racism-isnt-dying-out/2017/08/14/058cefc8-812d-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.dff6707efdda

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/15/the-president-of-the-united-states-is-now-a-neo-nazi-sympathiser?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239633&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

White identity politics isn’t just about white supremacy. It’s much bigger.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/16/white-identity-politics-isnt-just-about-white-supremacy-its-much-bigger/?utm_term=.d51167706b1e

 

Trump makes a spectacle of himself

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/opinion/donald-trump-charlottesville-white-supremacists.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170816&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nation-can-only-weep/2017/08/15/d9bd9a10-8202-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.e5ced18d93a3

 

Trump just hit a new low

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-looking-more-and-more-like-the-white-nationalist-house/2017/08/15/eb5828b4-81fb-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.560d0907c838

 

Trump asks, ‘what about the alt-left?’ Here’s an answer

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-alt-left-fact-check.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/08/16/a-history-of-the-alt-left-where-did-anarchists-and-the-antifa-come-from/?utm_term=.50c88cc401ca

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/15/what-is-the-alt-left-which-trump-just-blamed-for-some-of-the-violence-in-charlottesville/?utm_term=.07734e8d2f44

 

Alt-right, alt-left, antifa: a glossary of extremist language

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/alt-left-alt-right-glossary.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

One theory over meaning of Trump’s “many sides” remark

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/theories-meaning-trump-many-sides-remark.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Historians question Trump’s comments on Confederate monuments

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/arts/design/trump-robert-e-lee-george-washington-thomas-jefferson.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

“Wow”: Stunned TV hosts reacted in real time to Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/business/media/wow-stunned-tv-hosts-reacted-in-real-time-to-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump retweets, deletes, image of train running over CNN reporter

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/trump-shares-then-deletes-twitter-post-of-cnn-cartoon-being-hit-by-train.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/15/after-charlottesville-trump-retweets-then-deletes-image-of-train-running-over-cnn-reporter/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trump-tweet-915am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.cd27d6fd0189

 

Asked why it took him so long to denounce racists, Trump attacks the media

https://thinkprogress.org/asked-why-it-took-him-so-long-to-denounce-racists-trump-attacks-the-media-838504b8abf1/

 

Revocation of grants to help fight hate under new scrutiny after Charlottesville

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/us/politics/right-wing-extremism-charlottesville.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katharine-gorka-life-after-hate_us_59921356e4b09096429943b6?1e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__081617&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__081617+CID_c0c6edb912304a029e65df212222f349&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=helped%20end%20funding&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__081617

 

Domestic hate groups elude Feds

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/us-hate-groups-legal-protections-241653

 

GOP chairmen resist hearings on white supremacy

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/republicans-hearings-white-supremacy-241664

 

Walmart chief joins CEO protests (Richard Trumka quoted)

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/business/trump-councils-ceos.html?emc=edit_cn_20170816&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/15/afl-cio-president-richard-trumka-quits-trumps-jobs-council-after-president-says-both-sides-to-blame-for-charlottesville-violence/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.f0d8026b9f77

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/trump-manufacturing-council-ceo-quit-241654

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/opinion/merck-ceo-trump-white-house.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170816&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-trump-ceos-grandstanders-20170815-story,amp.html

 

Educator slams DeVos for “woefully insufficient” response to Charlottesville violence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/08/16/educator-slams-betsy-devos-for-woefully-insufficient-response-to-charlottesville-violence/?utm_term=.973f3d132eee

 

Obama’s response to Charlottesville is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/15/obamas-response-to-charlottesville-violence-is-one-of-the-most-popular-in-twitters-history/?utm_term=.0e93f03da930

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/barack-obama-anti-racism-most-liked-tweet-ever-charlottesville?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239633&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Democrats have their own challenges in talking about racial issues in the Trump era

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/democrats-have-their-own-challenges-in-talking-about-racial-issues-in-the-trump-era/?ex_cid=538twitter

 

Rubio: Trump provided white supremacists with a win

http://www.tbo.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rubio-trump-provided-white-supremacists-with-a-win/2333917

 

Gainesville weighs options on Spencer visit

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170815/gainesville-weighs-options-on-richard-spencer-visit

 

Scott contacts National Guard as Spencer's UF speech nears

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rick-scott-contacts-national-guard-as-richard-spencers-uf-speech-nears/2333895

 

Mapping Florida's hate

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/mapping-floridas-hate-the-kkk-is-in-hudson-and-other-groups-throughout/2333834

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/article167261082.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article167400582.html

 

 

 

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