Today's news -- August 18, 2017

 

 

 

Hamilton to join the lawsuit against House Bill 7069 *

The Hamilton County School Board approved to join seven other counties in a lawsuit against House Bill 7069 at Monday night’s meeting. “Seven districts that have committed to the lawsuit,” School attorney James Willingham said. “Bay, Broward, Lee, Miami-Dade, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Volusia. There is indication that Pinellas and Orange county will come in. With just the seven that have committed that is over 1 million students in their total student body.” Willingham and Superintendent Rex Mitchell agreed that the House Bill 7069 is unconstitutional. The board approved that Hamilton County School District will join the lawsuit and put forth a maximum of $5,000 toward the $350,000 total, of all seven counties.

http://www.suwanneedemocrat.com/news/hcsb-to-join-the-lawsuit-against-house-bill/article_018a0b88-8360-11e7-a373-ab8983f13101.html

 

Pinellas should join lawsuit challenging new state law *

The Florida Legislature has been on a cynical, constitutionally dubious quest to render local school boards powerless. The most direct assault is a new state law that strips school boards of much of their authority when it comes to the creation and funding of charter schools. It's time for the Pinellas County School District to join other districts in a lawsuit aimed at putting a stop to the micromanaging from Tallahassee. Seven school boards around the state already have agreed to join in a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of HB 7069, which Gov. Rick Scott foolishly signed into a law. Orange County is expected to officially sign on as the eighth district in the next few days. The Pinellas County School Board originally was scheduled to make a decision about joining the lawsuit in August but now appears poised to wait for at least another month. Ostensibly, the School Board is giving Superintendent Mike Grego time to meet with local legislators to see if any common ground can be reached on reforms next year. It's an admirable thought but wishful thinking. With House Speaker Richard Corcoran still running the show in Tallahassee in 2018, traditional public schools will remain under attack. The lawsuit is expected to be filed in late September, and Pinellas would be wise to get on board before then. There is nothing that would stop the county from joining the lawsuit once it is already under way, but that doesn't send a forceful enough message. Pinellas needs to show some leadership. It needs to show some courage. Other districts have been wary because of the possible pushback from legislative leaders, but that type of bullying is all the more reason for Pinellas to step forward. Large parts of the new law have yet to be enacted, and Pinellas is already feeling the effect. Because the district has not carried excessive debt, it will be required to hand over $25 million for charter school capital construction costs over the next five years. Pinellas is losing more money than any other large district in the state. In essence, Pinellas is being penalized under the HB 7069 funding formula because it managed its money responsibly and did not run up a lot of debt like some other counties. If Pinellas joins, and Polk County follows through on its flirtations, then seven of the nine largest districts in Florida will have come together as allies. With all of them aboard, they would represent roughly half of the public school students in the state. That kind of solidarity would send Tallahassee, and the courts, a powerful message about the need for more checks and balances in the education system. This is a critical moment, not just for students but for the independence of school boards in the state. Instead of trusting the officials who were specifically elected to run local school districts, the governor and state lawmakers have hijacked education for their ideological and self-serving needs. If it takes a lawsuit to get the Legislature out of classrooms, bring on the lawyers.

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-pinellas-should-join-lawsuit-challenging-new-state-law/2334220

 

Let's ask Corcoran to spend some time in a sweltering classroom

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/joe-henderson-lets-ask-speaker-richard-corcoran-to-spend-some-time-in-a/2334216?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

At Marion school district, repair money is in short supply

http://www.ocala.com/news/20170817/at-school-district-repair-money-is-in-short-supply

 

Santa Rosa School Board approves smaller raises for teachers

https://news.gulfbreezenews.com/articles/school-board-approves-smaller-raises-for-teachers/

 

Fractured: The breakdown of America's school districts

https://edbuild.org/content/fractured

 

Educators: Charlottesville shows need for better teaching of history

https://thinkprogress.org/charlottesville-reveals-need-for-better-teaching-91d58dfbea5c/

 

DeVos calls views of white nationalists “totally abhorrent”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/17/betsy-devos-white-nationalist-views-abhorrent-241752

 

New York education leaders blast charter school teacher certification plan

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-education-leaders-blast-charter-school-teacher-certifications-article-1.3417758?cid=bitly

 

FSU graduate assistants negotiate for more benefits *

Florida State University graduate assistants are negotiating for more generous benefits. The effort comes after the administration cut healthcare coverage for the children and spouses of grad assistants.  University graduate assistants are both students and teachers and that makes compensating them complicated. Adela Ghadimi heads the graduate assistants union at Florida State University and says her colleagues should be compensated as employees. “We teach 30 percent of all the academic credits the university is offering. We work on the research grants and research projects that the faculty work with, in the labs and things like that that are all happening," Ghadimi said. "None of this would be possible without the graduate assistants on campus.” She says graduate assistants at FSU earn less overall and have higher out of pocket healthcare costs than those at the University of Florida. “It’s gonna be hard for the university long-term to attract competitive, passionate, qualified graduate assistants to the university. Because if they’re looking at the benefits packages that they would receive here versus another university, top candidates are gonna be more inclined to go where they’re going to be more adequately compensated,” Ghadimi said. According to a 2014 report by the New America Education Policy Program typical debt for graduate students can range from $42,000 for Masters of Business Administration students, to $50,000 for Masters of Science, to upwards of $140,000 for medical and law students. Ghadimi says compensation and benefits can make a difference for graduate students, and that cutting back on that support will negatively impact the university. "That's an issue as well for the quality long-term of teaching and research that the university is able to do if they're not able to recruit, attract and retain top quality graduate students at the university." Negotiations for higher pay and broader healthcare coverage will continue this afternoon.

http://news.wfsu.org/post/fsu-graduate-assistants-negotiate-more-benefits-after-healthcare-cuts

 

Warren: Education Department lawyer may have violated conflict-of-interest laws

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/08/17/democratic-senator-seeks-scrutiny-of-for-profit-college-official-who-moved-to-education-department/?utm_term=.bacb8fbae2d1

http://thehill.com/regulation/administration/346866-warren-education-dept-lawyer-may-have-violated-conflict-of-interest#

 

Political battle drawn over state Supreme Court “midnight appointments”

http://orlando-politics.com/2017/08/17/political-battle-drawn-over-florida-supreme-court-justice-midnight-appointments/

 

Pediatricians say state hurts sick kids to help big GOP donors

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/health/florida-sick-kids-insurance-eprise/index.html

 

Fix funding unfairness in state foster care system

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-fix-funding-unfairness-in-florida-foster-care-system/2334218

 

Corcoran releases new committee assignments

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/08/house-committee-reshuffle-elevates-21-freshmen-.html

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243275-richard-corcoran-committee-assignments

 

Senate committees to meet three days in September

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243242-senate-committees-meet-three-days-september

 

Power companies pumped $166,400 to lawmakers who control watchdog group

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/florida-utiliies-gave-166400-to-lawmakers-who-appoint-florida-public-service-commission-9594406

 

State flood risk study identifies priorities for property buyouts

https://phys.org/news/2017-08-florida-priorities-property-buyouts.html

 

Flood protection is being undermined, putting people and infrastructure at risk

https://weather.com/science/environment/news/america-flood-protection-infrastructure-insurance?cm_ven=T_WX_BD_81717_2

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/08/while-protecting-white-supremacists-trump-was-also.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/nyregion/trump-hurricane-sandy-floods.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170817&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

South Florida ranked as the hardest place in nation to find affordable housing

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article167617247.html

 

Chandler ties Olszewski to Trump in HD 44 race

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243200-paul-chandler-ties-bobby-olszewski-donald-trump-hd-44-race

 

Republicans face primary in special election for Plant City-area House seat

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/republicans-face-primary-in-whirlwind-special-election-for-plant-city-area/2334184

 

As others keep distance, Scott dines with Trump

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/spokesman-charlottesville-didn-come-scott-lunch-with-trump/OQDmE3khAuU6YqMbOgv9gN/

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/as-others-keep-distance-florida-governor-dines-with-trump-ap_florida2c43180d12f442829699a719c33f2269

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170817/scott-draws-fire-from-democrats-for-trump-lunch

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/8/17/gov_scott_has_lunch_.html

 

A billionaire-owned restaurant charged a “minimum wage” fee

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/08/17/a-billionaire-owned-restaurant-charged-a-minimum-wage-fee-outrage-ensued/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.bcc21230e2d8

 

Fears grow that Trump could ignore Congress on spending

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/fears-grow-trump-will-ignore-congress-spending-241768

 

The secret, dangerous world of private prisons http://www.philly.com/archive/david_gambacorta/private-prisons-sessions-yates-geo-assault-death.html?mobi=true

 

Russia’s election meddling backfired — big-time

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/russias-election-meddling-backfired--big-time/2017/08/17/e7ee4b74-837f-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.1c1236547569

 

Pro-Russia GOP representative met with Assange, wants Trump to hear all about it

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/rohrabacher-assange-chuck-johnson-meeting-russia-wikileaks?utm_content=buffere5e3d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Trump needs to stop sabotaging Obamacare — before it’s too late

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-needs-to-stop-sabotaging-obamacare--before-its-too-late/2017/08/17/1c1404ba-8133-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.a10457463548

 

Hispanic caucus demands meeting with Trump’s HHS over Latino outreach fail

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/hispanic-caucus-latino-outreach-sabotage-hhs?utm_content=buffer29f05&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Trump is about to gut Obamacare’s free birth control

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/08/donald-trump-is-about-to-gut-obamacares-free-birth-control/

 

They got hurt at work — then they got deported

http://www.npr.org/2017/08/16/543650270/they-got-hurt-at-work-then-they-got-deported

 

Hospitals in Trump country suffer as Muslim doctors denied visas

https://theintercept.com/2017/08/17/rural-hospitals-suffer-as-pakistani-doctors-denied-visas-to-u-s/?ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__081817

 

Tense days for business owners without legal status

https://www.apnews.com/2c12e0e967a447f79df7e862299e7023/Tense-days-for-business-owners-without-legal-status-in-US

 

On DACA anniversary, undocumented “Dreamers” vow not to return to the shadows

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/08/17/on-daca-anniversary-undocumented-dreamers-vow-not-to-return-to-the-shadows

 

How a group of refugees saved a church on the brink of collapsing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/08/18/how-a-group-of-refugees-saved-a-church-on-the-brink-of-collapsing/?utm_term=.d91e5da968c3

 

GOP fears tax reform could be victim of worsening relationship with Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/republicans-worry-tax-reform-could-be-victim-of-their-worsening-relationship-with-trump/2017/08/17/ee429aba-831c-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.e486646640ee

 

How Trump’s tax cuts could wind up hurting most Americans

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/17/16162096/trump-tax-cuts-pay-for-spending-cuts

 

The Justice Department goes fishing in DreamHost case

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/opinion/justice-department-dreamhost-site-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170818&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

After utilities complain, Pruitt to rewrite rule on toxic metals discharged into water

https://thinkprogress.org/epa-rewriting-toxic-wastewater-rule-08a146b7f578/

 

Mattis and Tillerson move to clarify administration policy on North Korea

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/mattis-and-tillerson-move-to-clarify-administration-policy-on-north-korea/2017/08/17/f363d888-836c-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.74e170f91797

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/18/north-korea-tillerson-rejects-bannon-claim-that-military-strike-is-off-table?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239931&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/world/asia/north-korea-trump-moon-jae-in-south.html?emc=edit_th_20170818&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/steve-bannon-nationalism-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170818&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-embraces-culture-war-with-call-to-preserve-confederate-statues/2017/08/17/86f57c3c-8368-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.2283e366884a

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-confederate-statues.html?emc=edit_cn_20170818&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/17/trump-confederate-statues-republican-fights-241737

 

Trump’s Confederate statue stance grew from success with “identity politics”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/08/17/trumps-confederate-statue-stance-grew-from-success-with-identity-politics/?utm_term=.de2348c3b449

 

Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville says she won’t speak to Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/18/mother-of-woman-killed-in-charlottesville-says-she-wont-speak-to-trump-after-his-comments/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3a0f2d48df23

https://thinkprogress.org/mother-of-charlottesville-victim-wont-talk-to-trump-cites-his-defense-of-white-supremacist-rally-a1a04c36ebaf/

 

Mother of slain Charlottesville protester says she’s received death threats

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/18/susan-bro-the-mother-of-slain-charlottesville-protester-heather-heyer-says-shes-received-death-threats/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.b14aef52d0f6

 

Beware: Trump may use the alt-right to turn himself into the center

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/beware-trump-may-use-the-alt-right-to-turn-himself-into-the-center/2017/08/17/63a0a06c-8350-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.b72a1a8aca0c

 

Republicans in Congress may be stuck in a relationship with Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/republicans-congress-trump.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Corker: Trump has not demonstrated stability or competence to lead effectively

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/08/17/republican-sen-corker-trump-has-not-demonstrated-stability-or-competence-to-lead-effectively/?utm_term=.7fb3976f35a9

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/17/trump-bob-corker-charlottesville-response-241751

 

Corker isn’t the only Republican who’s increasingly questioning Trump’s stability

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/17/sen-corker-isnt-the-only-republican-whos-increasingly-questioning-trumps-stability/?utm_term=.a72469d7ad43

 

History will remember the Republicans who stick around

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/history-will-remember-the-republicans-who-stick-around/2017/08/17/0ae95bd2-8376-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.b3b6ebcf207d

 

Why Kelly can’t tame the White House chaos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/18/trump-says-theres-no-white-house-chaos-heres-why-john-kelly-will-have-trouble-making-that-so/?utm_term=.8d45caf78867

 

White House aides squirm at Trump’s rhetoric but stay put

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/17/trump-aides-no-resignations-charlottesville-241759

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/gary-cohn-stays-put--for-now--following-trumps-comments-on-charlottesville/2017/08/17/fb4ecc80-836f-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-low_cohn-645pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.ebfa6c28e0ea

 

Cabinet's silence on Trump's comments disturbing to agency employees

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/agency-employees-disturbed-by-trump/index.html

 

Third White House panel scrapped amid Trump-Charlottesville controversy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/17/white-house-disbands-another-advisory-council-this-one-on-infrastructure/?utm_term=.2695447bf5b1

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/17/third-white-house-panel-scrapped-amid-trump-charlottesville-controversy

 

Members of presidential arts commission resign in wake of Trump comments

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/08/18/members-of-white-house-presidential-arts-commission-resign-to-protest-trumps-comments/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.dce41de0dcfa

 

Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-and-race-decades-of-fueling-divisions/2017/08/16/5fb3cd7c-8296-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.51d782c96a67

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/trump-blacks-african-americans-girlfriend-charlottesville.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170817&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.thenation.com/article/eric-foner-white-nationalists-neo-confederates-and-donald-trump/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

https://www.vox.com/2016/7/25/12270880/donald-trump-racism-history

 

Black voices on turmoil in Charlottesville: “The world we live in”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/us/black-voices-race-charlottesville.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

 

Months before Charlottesville violence, minorities felt alienated and excluded

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/08/18/months-before-charlottesville-violence-minorities-were-already-feeling-alienated-and-excluded/?utm_term=.fbaea4036169

 

For Jewish Americans, echoes of the Holocaust and anger over Trump's response

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-charlottesville-jews-20170817-story,amp.html

 

Ivanka Trump and Kushner face pressure to speak out on anti-Semitism

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/18/ivanka-trump-jared-kushner-donald-trump-antisemitism?CMP=edit_2221

 

Conservative faith leaders stand by Trump despite stance on white supremacists

https://thinkprogress.org/conservative-faith-leaders-defend-trump-0771add0a415/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/18/donald-trump-evangelicals-charlottesville?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=239931&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Confederate leaders’ descendants say statues can come down

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/confederate-monuments-stonewall-jackson-lee-davis.html?emc=edit_cn_20170818&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

U.S. should renounce Confederate leaders the same way Germans renounce Hitler 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/u-s-confederate-leaders-germans-hitler-article-1.3420013

 

America still fighting the Civil War (by Diane Roberts)
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2017/08/17/roberts-america-still-fighting-civil-war/575943001/

 

In one day, fundraisers reach goal to move Confederate monument from Tampa

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/in-one-day-fundraisers-appear-to-reach-goal-to-move-confederate-monument/2334188

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/trump-beautiful-statues-tweets-roil-tampa-bays-own-confederate-debate/2334244

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-a-proud-moment-for-civic-involvement-in-hillsborough-county/2334228

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-florida-confederate-monuments-20170817-story.html

 

The fake history of the Florida Capitol’s Confederate monument

https://medium.com/@KevinCate/the-fake-history-sad-of-florida-capitols-confederate-monument-e9f7b18b0503

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/rick-scott-wont-comment-on-removing-florida-confederate-monuments-9594259

 

Gainesville prepares for protests like Charlottesville

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170817/gainesville-prepares-for-protests-like-charlottesville

 

After Charlottesville, Democrats in Congress focus on Confederate statues

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/after-charlottesville-democrats-in-congress-focus-on-confederate-statues/2017/08/17/d594b1e8-8389-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.3a96fea1fb71

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/pelosi-confederate-statues-capitol.html?emc=edit_cn_20170818&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/17/confederate-monuments-debate-cory-booker-241732

 

Eight people charged for toppling statue in Durham as scores line up to confess

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/17/eight-people-charged-for-toppling-confederate-statue-in-durham-as-scores-line-up-to-confess/?utm_term=.a74ca4a72dc6

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/durham-duke-robert-e-lee-statue.html?emc=edit_th_20170818&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/8/17/16163212/durham-nc-confederate-arrests

 

Maine governor: Removing statues to slavery “just like” destroying 9/11 Memorial

https://thinkprogress.org/maine-governor-claims-removing-confederate-statutes-is-just-like-destroying-911-memorial-b0371ac380aa/

 

When white supremacists strike, police don’t always strike back

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/08/18/when-white-supremacists-strike-police-dont-always-strike-back/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.f4445bf1c58b

 

We need to talk about domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/08/17/we-need-to-talk-about-domestic-violence-terrorism-and-mass-shootings/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.0d4aa3b2f947

 

The Republicans who want to legalize running over protesters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-republicans-who-want-to-legalize-running-over-protesters/2017/08/17/f01b7da2-834e-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.42171c211dcc

 

Francis Rooney calls on Trump to show moral guidance

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/local/2017/08/17/francis-rooney-calls-trump-show-moral-guidance/576050001/

 

Trump recycles discredited Pershing tale after terrorist attack in Barcelona

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/17/trump-recycles-discredited-islamic-pigs-blood-tale-after-terrorist-attack-in-barcelona/?utm_term=.fc982c363187

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/17/us/politics/trump-tweet-pershing-fact-check.html?emc=edit_cn_20170818&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/08/18/after-barcelona-attack-trump-said-to-study-general-pershing-heres-what-the-president-got-wrong/?utm_term=.9ad5dc7cfc2b

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/17/donald-trump/donald-trump-retells-pants-fire-claim-about-gen-pe/

 

Beyond the moral pale

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/16/the-guardian-view-on-donald-trump-beyond-the-moral-pale

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/opinion/trump-caligula-republican-congress.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170818&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Gorsuch speech at Trump hotel raises ethical questions

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

 

Trump White House is still holding back visitor information, watchdog group says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/trump-white-house-withholding-the-limited-visitor-logs-it-vowed-to-release-watchdog-group-says/2017/08/17/64ccf94e-82c0-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.c3124ef64756

 

Three fundraising giants cancel plans for galas at Mar-a-Lago

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/cleveland-clinic-cancels-plans-for-gala-at-president-trumps-mar-a-lago/2017/08/17/a412f596-8369-11e7-b359-15a3617c767b_story.html?utm_term=.846936c825b6

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/inside-philanthropists-decision-quit-trump-mar-lago/lUvvXewHqJT2guveVI9vuN/

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/new-third-organization-joins-charities-leaving-mar-lago/wkDmmjXUuwZAznTT2kqXAN/

 

Feds say money now available for Trump's Mar-a-Lago protection

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-pn-trump-costs-reimbursement-20170817-story.html

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/application-period-begins-for-reimbursement-for-trump-security-costs/Po3d9JzvReyrxWfxUb4fyL/

 

 

 

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