Today's news -- August 17, 2017

 

 

 

Why 35 Duval teachers were removed three days before reporting to work (Terrie Brady quoted)
http://news.wjct.org/post/why-35-duval-teachers-were-removed-schools-3-days-reporting-work

 

Hillsborough leaders ask for patience as schools suffer from broken air conditioners

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/hillsborough-leaders-ask-for-patience-as-multiple-schools-still-suffer/2334036

 

Polk School Board member on education reform

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/gradebook-podcast-polk-county-school-board-member-billy-townsend-on/2333978

 

More school district eclipse news

http://extracredit.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/08/16/pbc-students-can-watch-mondays-eclipse-but-only-for-3-minutes-district-says/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/hernando-schools-will-excuse-absences-without-a-note-for-solar-eclipse/2334047

http://www.dothaneagle.com/jcfloridan/news/local/jackson-county-schools-to-be-closed-monday/article_45081f2c-821f-11e7-ac92-af49f75316f8.html

 

New school year can be stressful

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-17/childrens-issues/new-school-year-can-be-stressful/a59045-1

 

Critics allege Koch brothers use university to boost anti-renewable energy agenda

https://thinkprogress.org/kochs-fund-energy-think-tanks-in-utah-482ab143e66d/

 

Florida Highway Patrol official resigns amid quota flap

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/the-fhp-trooper-behind-quota-on-speeding-tickets-will-resign-sept-5/2334092?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_HIGHWAY_PATROL_SPEEDING_TICKETS_FLOL-?SITE=FLPAP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-16-13-11-47

 

Gwen Graham calls on Scott to denounce Trump’s Charlottesville comments

http://saintpetersblog.com/gwen-graham-calls-rick-scott-immediately-denounce-donald-trumps-charlottesville-comments/

 

Gillum: Get rid of Capitol’s Confederate memorial

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243148-andrew-gillum-confederate-memorial

 

Latvala says he’ll capture more Trump voters than GOP opponents

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170816/latvala-considered-gop-moderate-launches-run-for-governor

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-jack-latvala-governor-campaign-20170815-story.html

 

Charlottesville questions dog Latvala at campaign launch

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article167490922.html

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243110-florida-realtors-kick-off-amendment-2-everybody-campaign

 

Realtors kick off Amendment 2 campaign

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243110-florida-realtors-kick-off-amendment-2-everybody-campaign

 

Scott, Bondi condemn white supremacists, but not Trump's “fine people” comments

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/16/florida-trump-supporters-condemn-white-supremacists-but-not-presidents-comments-113983

 

After trashing “moral equivalence,” Scott to have lunch with Trump

http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/08/17/after-trashing-moral-equivalence-rick-scott-to-have-lunch-with-donald-trump/

 

After Charlottesville, Crist sees turning point with GOP and Trump

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/charlie-crist-sees-turning-point-with-gop-and-trump/2334027

 

Frankel on Trump’s Charlottesville remarks: “He’s not my president”

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/lois-frankel-trump-charlottesville-remarks-not-president/E0e2gts6RnuUQLqTOyCyQL/

 

Richardson says it’s time to dump Trump

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243150-david-richardson-says-time-dump-donald-trump

 

Matt Gaetz condemns Charlottesville violence, KKK; wants statues to stay

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/08/16/gaetz-condemns-charlottesville-violence-kkk-during-pensacola-visit/572281001/

http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/20170816/gaetz-condemns-racism-cautions-against-white-washing-history

 

GOP strategist Wilson tees off on Trump

http://saintpetersblog.com/gop-strategist-rick-wilson-tees-off-donald-trump/

 

Why can't Hillsborough commissioners move Confederate monument?

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-why-cant-hillsborough-commissioners-move-confederate-monument/2334076

http://www.tampabay.com/news/localgovernment/hillsborough-will-leave-confederate-monument-up-if-it-cant-get-private/2334035?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_CONFEDERATE_MONUMENT_FLORIDA_VAOL-?SITE=FLPAP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-16-10-03-21

 

Confederate monument at Capitol sparks debate after Charlottesville

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article167599057.html

 

Two Pensacola councilmen join call to remove Confederate monument

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/16/hayward-calls-pensacola-confederate-monument-come-down/570114001/

 

Morgan intends to pressure every politician to fund wage initiative

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/john-morgan-intends-to-pressure-every-florida-politician-to-fund-wage/2334115

 

Could a universal basic income work in the U.S.?

https://www.thenation.com/article/could-a-universal-basic-income-work-in-the-us/

 

Fed officials confront new reality: low inflation and low unemployment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/business/economy/federal-reserve-minutes.html?emc=edit_cn_20170817&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s tax cuts: They’re even more regressive than I thought

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/17/trumps-tax-cuts-theyre-even-more-regressive-than-i-thought/?utm_term=.7ed94ec183af

 

The voter purge crusade before Trump’s sketchy elections commission

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/j-christian-adams-trump-elections-commission-2?utm_content=buffer71bf5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Ex-Trump campaign aides start voter registration effort

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/voter-registration-rural-republican.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Surveys: FBI agents backed Comey, weakening Trump’s claim of turmoil

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/comey-fbi-agents-confidence-survey.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

In Ukraine, a malware expert who could blow the whistle on Russian hacking

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/world/europe/russia-ukraine-malware-hacking-witness.html?emc=edit_cn_20170817&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Republicans have a new plot to gut Medicaid and they don’t need Congress

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/medicaid-waivers-trump-hhs

 

People who get Medicaid are made to feel powerless

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/17/people-who-get-medicaid-are-made-to-feel-powerless-that-pushes-them-out-of-politics-and-toward-fatalism/?utm_term=.eca834b33b42

 

Miami-Dade mayor criticizes Trump as Trump’s AG praises county

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article167473117.html

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/miami-dade-mayor-criticizes-trump-trump-praises-florida-county/Qnc4O08FViC9FQ50B1K82H/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Sessions blasts Chicago mayor in sanctuary cities speech

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/jeff-sessions-sanctuary-cities-chicago-rahm-emanuel-241711

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/sessions-sanctuary-cities-chicago-miami.html?emc=edit_cn_20170817&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Protestors denounce Sessions, Gimenez over county aiding Feds in detentions

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article167630407.html

 

Trump ends Obama-era protection program for Central American minors

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-ends-obama-era-protection-program-for-central-american-minors/2017/08/16/8101507e-82b6-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.68a77f8120a9

 

Trump rolls back Obama-era flood standards for infrastructure projects

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/16/543712263/trump-rolls-back-obama-era-flood-standards-for-infrastructure-projects?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=news

 

Trump’s comment on Venezuela makes a bad situation worse

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/opinion/trump-maduro-venezuela.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170817&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Exporting chaos to Venezuela

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/opinion/venezuela-trump-maduro-military-threat.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170817&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

There will be no Florida investment in Venezuela, governor and Cabinet affirm

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article167558492.html

 

Trump comments on race open breach with CEOs, military and GOP

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-military-jews-ceos.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/trump-aides-agonize-over-future-in-white-house-reeling-on-race

 

“He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-charlottesville-temper-chaos-241721

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-isolation-grows-in-the-wake-of-charlottesville/2017/08/17/5bf83952-81ec-11e7-82a4-920da1aeb507_story.html?utm_term=.976b942d247a

 

Unlike his predecessors, Trump steps back from a moral judgment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-moral-neo-nazis.html?emc=edit_cn_20170817&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump’s lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-lack-of-discipline-leaves-new-chief-of-staff-frustrated-and-dismayed/2017/08/16/9aec8e16-82b8-11e7-82a4-920da1aeb507_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_kelly-910pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.c9c3c54aad46

 

Trump’s embrace of racially charged past puts Republicans in crisis

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-republicans-race.html?_r=0

 

McConnell's secret fury over Charlottesville response highlights GOP's dilemma

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/16/mitch-mcconnell-held-back-his-rage-trump-over-charlotteville-other-republicans-face-same-dilemma-res/574409001/

 

Republicans in Congress may be stuck in a relationship with Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/republicans-congress-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170817&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

It is indefensible for Republicans to stick with Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-do-republicans-still-stick-with-trump/2017/08/16/f0fbff62-82bd-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.3d8cea677df6

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/opinion/republicans-president-donald-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170817&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

House Democrats push GOP to do more than talk tough on Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-democrats-push-gop-to-do-more-than-talk-tough-on-trump/2017/08/16/b947dc3e-82aa-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.6589f4d039ae

 

Trump “sad” over removal of “our beautiful statues”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-confederate-statues.html

 

The whole point of Confederate monuments is to celebrate white supremacy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/16/the-whole-point-of-confederate-monuments-is-to-celebrate-white-supremacy/

 

Two White House corporate advisory groups disband amid fallout

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2017/08/16/bbe888a6-82c5-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.b4b2514f59aa

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/business/trumps-council-ceos.html?emc=edit_th_20170817&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/donald-trump-advisory-councils-disbanded-ceos-charlottesville?CMP=edit_2221

 

The “business president” couldn’t even keep CEOs on his side

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/17/the-business-president-couldnt-even-keep-ceos-on-his-side/?utm_term=.b764df85593c

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/16/opinion/business-leaders-trump-advisory-councils.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170817&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-16/behind-ceo-s-trump-rift-48-frantic-hours-of-calls-calculation

 

CEOs long avoided politics. Trump is changing the calculus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/business/trump-chief-executives-companies.html?emc=edit_cn_20170817&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Richard Trumka: Why I quit Trump’s business council

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/opinion/richard-trumka-trump-business-council.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

President’s lawyer jumps into racial controversy by forwarding inflammatory email

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/presidents-lawyer-jumps-into-racial-controversy-by-forwarding-inflammatory-email/2017/08/16/13c87d30-82e7-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.95b7776bb0c0

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-lawyer-email-race-charlottesville.html?emc=edit_cn_20170817&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conspiracy-theorist-says-he-wanted-to-help-trump-with-email-blasting-black-lives-matter/2017/08/17/f1369100-8334-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.29309aba118b

 

How Trump helped the racists snatch victory from the jaws of defeat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/17/how-trump-helped-the-racists-snatch-victory-from-the-jaws-of-defeat/?utm_term=.7d6ead4ab774

 

White nationalists yell loudest, but quieter forms of racism need to be tackled, too

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/white-nationalists-are-yelling-the-loudest-but-quieter-forms-of-racism-need-to-be-tackle-too/2017/08/15/9194d1e0-81da-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.eb02b2ee89e5

 

Bannon, unrepentant

http://prospect.org/article/steve-bannon-unrepentant

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/bannon-alt-right-trump-north-korea.html?emc=edit_th_20170817&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Jewish Trump officials silent on president’s defense of anti-Semitic protesters

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/politics/trump-jewish-neo-nazi-jared-kushner-ivanka.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Republican Jewish Coalition breaks with Trump on Charlottesville

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/16/republican-jewish-coalition-breaks-with-trump-on-charlottesville-asks-for-greater-moral-clarity/?utm_term=.83f9bcc0458a

 

Rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism slams Trump

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/rabbi-that-oversaw-ivankas-conversion-slams-trump.html

 

I was in Charlottesville. Trump was wrong about violence on the left.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/charlottesville-violence-right-left-trump?CMP=edit_2221

http://inthesetimes.com/article/20427/false-equivalency-white-supremacist-nazis-fascists-antifa-Charlottesville/

 

Trump’s false claim that counter-demonstrators lacked a permit

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/16/president-trumps-false-claim-that-counter-demonstrators-lacked-a-permit/?utm_term=.e46f598f8359

https://lawnewz.com/high-profile/trump-is-totally-wrong-anti-racist-protesters-actually-did-have-permits/amp/

 

Former CIA director slams Trump's “despicable” comments

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/politics/john-brennan-letter-wolf-blitzer-trump/index.html

 

Carson calls criticism of Trump “little squabbles” being “blown out of proportion”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/16/ben-carson-calls-criticism-of-trumps-charlottesville-response-little-squabbles-being-blown-out-of-proportion/?utm_term=.0f4628f67f4b

 

Poll: Most Americans think Trump's response to Charlottesville not enough

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-charlottesville-response-poll-241717

 

Poll: 67 percent of Republicans agree with how Trump handled Charlottesville

https://www.vox.com/2017/8/17/16161016/cbs-poll-charlottesville-republicans-55-percent-67-percent

 

The other inconvenient truth

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/opinion/republicans-white-supremacy-charlottesville.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170817&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

A divided country is exactly what Trump wants

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-strategy-charlottesville_us_5994b068e4b06ef724d61291?3&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__081717&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__081717+CID_0c320bbe69805b4f5b6fca810ca344ed&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__081717

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/17/donald-trump-support-base-pennsylvania-voters?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239791&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump’s double standard for white supremacists and Muslims

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-double-standard-for-white-supremacists-and-muslims/2017/08/16/ad9954d0-82dc-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.636b7ab7e7af

 

UF's move to deny white nationalist a venue sets up a First Amendment court fight

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/uf-denies-white-supremacist-richard-spencers-request-to-speak-on-campus/2333971?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170816/uf-denies-white-nationalist-richard-spencer-campus-platform

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/16/uf-denies-space-for-white-supremacist-speaking-event-113969

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/08/16/university-of-florida-denies-white-nationalist-event-request-citing-serious-concerns-for-safety/?utm_term=.4089c8f663ea

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-uf-should-reconsider-denying-white-nationalists-request-to-speak/2334073

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/fl-op-spencer-rally-gainesville-20170816-story.html

 

Hundreds light candles at UVa, reclaiming campus after white nationalist march

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/08/16/hundreds-light-candles-at-u-va-reclaiming-their-campus-after-white-nationalist-march/?utm_term=.41b2a2307660

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/16/here-is-the-scene-in-charlottesville-site-of-a-massive-vigil-and-march/?utm_term=.d89aa33625f5

 

Remember Heather Heyer

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/remember-heather-heyer/2017/08/16/84548fd4-82bb-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.87b3e40f657b

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/16/heather-heyer-is-part-of-a-long-tradition-of-white-anti-racism-activists/?utm_term=.85cc9cabd6eb

 

After Charlottesville violence, colleges brace for more clashes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/after-charlottesville-violence-colleges-brace-for-more-clashes.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=b-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

 

Mayors taking swift action to avoid becoming the next Charlottesville

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/mayors-taking-swift-action-to-avoid-becoming-the-next-charlottesville/2017/08/16/cef677ba-829c-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_no-name:homepage/story&utm_term=.86e94cb21397

 

Phoenix mayor asks Trump to delay visit, hoping for “more sound judgment”

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/17/544113745/phoenix-mayor-asks-trump-to-delay-visit-hoping-for-more-sound-judgment?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/2017/08/16/president-donald-trump-downtown-phoenix-rally/569484001/

 

Charlottesville violence spurs new resistance to Confederate symbols

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/charlottesville-violence-spurs-new-resistance-to-confederate-symbols.html?emc=edit_th_20170817&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/opinion/baltimore-confederate-monuments-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170816&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

For Hicks, Trump’s interim communications director, it’s mission: impossible

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/16/for-hope-hicks-trumps-interim-communications-director-its-mission-impossible/?utm_term=.3c216a854c7a

 

In the age of Trump, a new surge of interest in the Constitution

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The demographic shift that gave Trump the presidency, now threatens his party https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/16/the-demographic-shift-that-gave-trump-the-presidency-and-now-threatens-his-party-more-than-ever/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.4522f8245687

 

What we’re in danger of losing

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