Today's news -- August 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

Districts learn how much money they'll get for construction, maintenance

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-school-districts-learn-how-much-state-money-theyll-get-for/2334564

 

Volusia School Board amps up funding demands

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170821/volusia-school-board-amps-up-funding-demands

 

Money is the issue as Hillsborough strains to fix school air conditioners

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/money-is-the-issue-as-hillsborough-strains-to-fix-school-air-conditioners/2334617

 

Corcoran again blasts Hillsborough Schools’ spending

http://saintpetersblog.com/richard-corcoran-blasts-hillsborough-schools-spending/

 

The newest advantage of being rich in America? Higher grades.

http://hechingerreport.org/newest-advantage-rich-america-higher-grades/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=2abf30484f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_08_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a4f3e0748b-2abf30484f-298490665

 

Sex education based on abstinence? There’s a real absence of evidence

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/upshot/sex-education-based-on-abstinence-theres-a-real-absence-of-evidence.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170822&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

How state preemption became a serious problem for local governments

http://www.routefifty.com/management/2017/08/florida-state-preemption-local-government/140364/

 

Antonacci takes cues from Scott, Enterprise Florida board

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Antonacci-takes-cues-from-scott-enterprise-florida-board

 

Aviation groups: Privatizing air traffic control hurts state flight training

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/8/21/aviation_groups_priv.html

 

Public suffers because of Public Service Commission nominating process

http://www.newschief.com/opinion/20170822/another-viewpoint-public-suffers-because-of-public-service-commission-nominating-process

 

Bethune deserves Capitol recognition

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-statue-bethune-20170818-story.html

 

Let consumers sue companies

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/opinion/let-consumers-sue-companies.html?emc=edit_th_20170822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Kremlin names veteran diplomat as ambassador to the U.S.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/world/europe/kremlin-names-veteran-diplomat-as-ambassador-to-the-us.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170821&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

My life at a Russian propaganda network

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/21/russian-propaganda-sputnik-reporter-215511

 

Trump’s team and lawmakers making strides on tax reform plan

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trumps-team-and-lawmakers-making-strides-on-tax-reform-plan-241873

 

The boring little budget office that Trump hates

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/opinion/trump-cbo-republicans-hate.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170822&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump aides plot a big immigration deal -- that breaks a campaign promise

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article168425547.html

 

Trump administration moves to expand deportation dragnet to jails

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/us/sheriffs-immigration-jails.html?emc=edit_th_20170822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Gorsuch doesn’t seem to care much about impartiality after all

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/neil-gorsuch-doesnt-seem-to-care-much-about-impartiality-after-all/2017/08/21/e8fc6842-844d-11e7-902a-2a9f2d808496_story.html?utm_term=.93ff9e4c58aa

 

Trump's real damage is being done in federal agencies

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-trumps-real-damage-is-being-done-in-federal-agencies/2334607

 

Trump dismisses climate policy advisers

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-dismisses-climate-policy-advisers-263b52ddeb5e/

 

Coal mining health study is halted by Interior Department

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/climate/coal-mining-health-study-is-halted-by-interior-department.html?emc=edit_th_20170822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-politics/20170821/trumps-interior-department-moves-to-stop-mountaintop-removal-study

 

Trump's decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks slammed

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/20/trumps-decision-to-allow-plastic-bottle-sales-in-national-parks-slammed?CMP=edit_2221

 

Trump announces strategy for Afghanistan that calls for troop increase

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-expected-to-announce-small-troop-increase-in-afghanistan-in-prime-time-address/2017/08/21/eb3a513e-868a-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.552c074c5036

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/world/asia/afghanistan-troops-trump.html?emc=edit_th_20170822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Angry Trump grilled his generals about troop increase, then gave in

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/world/asia/trump-afghanistan.html?_r=0

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-afghanistan-generals-241886

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/its-a-hard-problem-inside-trumps-decision-to-send-more-troops-to-afghanistan/2017/08/21/14dcb126-868b-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpdecision-838pm-winner-new:homepage/story&utm_term=.1f9a19299629

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/against-his-original-instinct-trump-opts-to-escalate-in-americas-longest-war/2017/08/21/50a76516-868b-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.f47fde9632b5

 

Trump faces reality in Afghanistan: No quick path to victory and no clear way out

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-faces-the-grim-reality-of-afghanistan-no-quick-path-to-victory-and-no-way-out/2017/08/21/7ff53bbe-868f-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.a616cc1a6652

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/world/asia/trump-strategy-afghanistan.html?emc=edit_th_20170822&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump’s vague doctrine: “obliterate,” “crush” — and who cares about the details?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/22/trumps-vague-doctrine-obliterate-crush-and-damn-the-details/?utm_term=.044e434f9331

 

America is out of ideas in Afghanistan

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/22/america-is-out-of-ideas-in-afghanistan-215516

 

America’s former envoy to Afghanistan says the war can’t be won

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/8/1/16049272/afghanistan-war-donald-trump-mattis-military

 

Most oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan -- except in Trump’s base

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/21/most-americans-oppose-sending-more-troops-to-afghanistan-except-in-trumps-base/?utm_term=.9bd57183b7be

 

Trump’s Pentagon wants to spend almost $500 million on Guantánamo construction

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article168273127.html

 

GOP on eggshells as Trump storms into Phoenix

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-phoenix-arizona-jeff-flake-241878

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/trump-phoenix-arizona-rally-doug-ducey?CMP=edit_2221

http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2017/08/21/trump-phoenix-rally-civility/581437001/

 

Phoenix mayor: Now is not the time for Trump to visit my city

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/phoenix-mayor-greg-stanton-why-i-dont-want-trump-to-come-to-my-city/2017/08/21/e4bb5d46-8679-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?utm_term=.a5cf48ddc8d9

 

As Trump heads to Arizona, GOP leaders want him out of Flake’s Senate race

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-trump-heads-to-arizona-gop-leaders-want-him-out-of-jeff-flakes-senate-race/2017/08/21/cee1c59a-8454-11e7-ab27-1a21a8e006ab_story.html?utm_term=.39eaadd61fcf

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-jeff-flake-20170821-story.html

 

Arpaio keeping his calendar clear for possible Trump pardon

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/21/will-trump-pardon-sheriff-joe-arpaio-241870?lo=ap_a1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/this-would-be-a-travesty-of-justice/2017/08/21/6b273386-8699-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html

 

In his speech on Afghanistan, Trump tries again to win the Battle of Charlottesville

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/21/in-his-speech-about-afghanistan-trump-tries-again-to-win-the-battle-of-charlottesville/?utm_term=.68f9b814df21

 

Poll shows clear disapproval of how Trump responded to Charlottesville violence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-shows-strong-disapproval-of-how-trump-responded-to-charlottesville-violence/2017/08/21/4e5c585c-868b-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.457c2aec4019

 

White supremacists are openly using Nazi symbols. That’s a warning to all of us.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/22/white-supremacists-are-openly-using-nazi-symbols-thats-a-warning-to-all-of-us/?utm_term=.cc42993ab141

 

Like Trump, JFK was tested by white supremacists. Here’s what he did about it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/08/22/like-trump-jfk-was-tested-by-white-supremacists-heres-what-he-finally-did-about-the-hatred/?utm_term=.ca67a7f03d48

 

Trump is delighting dictators everywhere

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-delighting-dictators-everywhere/2017/08/21/4cacebfe-86a2-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?utm_term=.94f32e25cc16

 

Business leaders who abandoned Trump’s councils may not stray far

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/business/dealbook/even-business-leaders-who-abandoned-trumps-councils-may-not-stray-far.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170821&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/22/president-trumps-list-of-false-and-misleading-claims-tops-1000/?utm_term=.ab31bae7ceee

 

Other Trump venues lose events as charities flee Mar-a-Lago http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/breaking-other-trump-venues-lose-events-charities-flee-mar-lago/m4SdctmMBpsC4ArWJrdTrO/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-pn-mar-a-lago-cancellations-20170821-story.html

 

Here’s how the Trump brothers are running the family business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-08-22/here-s-how-the-trump-brothers-are-running-the-family-business

 

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