Today's news -- August 24, 2017

 

 

 

Legal challenge to education law grows to 10 districts *

Ten public school districts have now lined up to challenge Florida’s new charter-friendly education law. A lawsuit is expected to be filed against the state by October 1. The districts represent 1.35 million public schoolchildren, with Orange County the latest to sign onto the suit, according to Michael Dyer, general counsel for the Volusia district who presented an update on the suit during a board meeting this week at the district’s DeLand office. He described the suit as “a work in progress.” The 274-page law that went into effect July 1 covers a wide range of education provisions, some of them easing the ways in which charter schools can open and secure tax dollars toward their operations. Among Volusia’s arguments on the law’s unconstitutionality is a “Schools of Hope” provision, which would allow private operators to oversee schools in areas afflicted by chronically low-performing public schools. The provision cuts past “the local school board approval process,” Dyer noted in a memorandum to School Board members in July, when Volusia became the sixth district to join the suit. “The good news is that the more school districts that do join and the larger they are, that reduces our overall cost,” Dyer said. Districts involved are sensitive to the cost of the lawsuit, according to Dyer, with Volusia covering nearly 5 percent of total costs — up to $25,000 as approved by School Board members. Even in a year when Volusia is facing a $1.8 million budget deficit, that cost is “a minor amount of money to challenge what seems to be an inappropriate law that takes money away from public education,” said School Board member John Hill. He’s hopeful that additional districts joining as plaintiffs will translate into “more recognition” by the state as well as the general public of the concerns. Hill’s board colleague, Ida Wright, is “comfortable” potentially spending $25,000 on the suit, noting the dollar amount is not yet final and that the “money is worth the exploration.” “We as a district can’t allow another piece of legislation to actually further cause us to be financially destitute,” Wright said. Dyer couldn’t comment on what the specifics of the collective complaint will look like or the length of the litigation, but he anticipates the suit will be heard by the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170822/legal-challenge-to-education-law-grows-to-10-districts

 

Orange School Board votes to join lawsuit *

The Orange County School Board voted Tuesday to join a proposed lawsuit that will challenge the constitutionality of parts of a controversial education law the Florida Legislature passed this spring. Orange’s board, which voted 8-0 to join the legal fight, is the 10th district to do so, deciding to enter the multi-school-district effort about an hour after the Polk County School Board, said Woody Rodriguez, the board’s attorney. Board members are convinced the law, HB 7069, has unconstitutional provisions related to charter schools, publicly funded institutions run by private groups. “This is not about whether we are pro-charter or anti-charter,” Chairman Bill Sublette said. “This is about upholding the constitution of the state of Florida.” Orange has more than 30 charter schools — which need board approval to open — now operating, he added. But he and others said the new law unjustly requires school boards to share some local taxes with charters and allows some “schools of hope” charter schools to open without local board approval and to hire uncertified teachers, among other issues. Orange has no traditional public schools that would qualify for a “schools of hope” to open nearby, but board members said they still view the measure as unconstitutional. Orange’s board plans to send a letter to legislators saying if they rescind those portions of the law, Orange’s board will withdraw from any legal action. “We’re willing to work with you, but we want to see some changes,” board member Joie Cadle said. “And if we have to, we’re willing to fight this out in court.” The education law — a multi-pronged piece of legislation — has been controversial since it was unveiled. Many educators urged Gov. Rick Scott to veto it, but he signed it in a June ceremony in Orlando.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-lawsuit-orange-school-board-hb7069-story.html

 

Polk schools will join lawsuit over HB 7069 *

The Polk County School District will join school districts across Florida in a legal challenge to House Bill 7069, a controversial education-conforming law that critics say will undermine local control and expand the charter school system. The Polk School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to spend up to $25,000 to start work on the lawsuit, joining school boards in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Volusia and other counties. Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law in mid-June, opening the door to a legal attack. Polk School Board Attorney Wes Bridges encouraged board members during a Tuesday morning work session, and again during an afternoon board meeting, to join the lawsuit against the Florida Legislature, as “it appears to erode the School Board’s constitutional authority to manage, direct and govern public schools.” Board member Tim Harris missed Tuesday’s vote, but the remaining five board members seemed eager to join the fight. “It’s time,” board member Hazel Sellers said. “I’ve watched the slow erosion of our authority, and it’s having a deteriorating effect on our students, especially the last two years.” Board chairwoman Kay Fields agreed. “This is something we need to do,” she said. “It’s the right thing for our students. We’re not jumping up and down (to enter into a lawsuit) but it has to be done.” School Board member Billy Townsend was especially critical of Tallahassee lawmakers. “They say we all want the same thing, (but) that is a lie,” he said, calling Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran a dictator for backing a bill that undermines public education. “Tallahassee is a disease on education. This lawsuit is a way to try to cure that. Let’s get to work and change this model.”

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170822/polk-schools-will-join-lawsuit-against-state-over-hb-7069

 

Law firm selected in HB 7069 lawsuit

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20170823/law-firm-selected-in-hb-7069-lawsuit

 

Pasco teachers, district unlikely to dump VAM in evaluations (Don Peace quoted)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-county-teachers-district-unlikely-to-dump-vam-in-evaluations/2334841

 

Bold new school start times proposed for Indian River School District (Liz Cannon quoted)
http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/education/indian-river-county-schools/2017/08/22/bold-new-school-start-times-proposed-indian-river-county-school-district/587219001/

 

Turn the heat up on AC problem in Hillsborough schools

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-turn-the-heat-up-on-ac-problem-in-hillsborough-schools/2334917

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243566-janet-cruz-hillsborough-school-ac-issues-part-much-bigger-problem

 

Guns on campus? Debate to continue for Lee schools

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/08/22/policy-allow-guns-legally-stowed-locked-vehicles-lee-school-campuses-moves/589205001/

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/36185158/lee-county-deliberating-permitting-gun-possession-on-school-grounds

 

Citrus School board ponders teacher vacancies

http://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/school-board-ponders-teacher-vacancies/article_ffaf27bc-87a1-11e7-93c1-5be8a98aeffe.html

 

Bill to count computer coding as foreign language resurfaces in Legislature

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/bill-to-count-computer-coding-as-foreign-language-resurfaces-in-florida/2334880

 

Two bills take aim at school board operations

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/two-bills-take-aim-at-florida-school-board-operations/2334726

 

Should state revise its rules for which students get bus rides to school?

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/should-florida-revise-its-rules-for-which-students-get-bus-rides-to-school/2334667

 

Better research needed on choice programs, review finds *

A 2016 report from EdChoice asserted that tax credit scholarship programs through Scholarship Tuition Organizations (STOs) have saved state treasuries billions of dollars since 1998. The report analyzed savings from tax-credit scholarship programs. However, an academic review of the report questions the calculation method and claims made regarding the estimated financial savings for state governments. The report, The Tax-Credit Scholarship Audit: Do Publicly Funded Private School Choice Programs Save Money?, was reviewed by Luis Huerta and Steven Koutsavlis, Teachers College, Columbia University, for the Think Twice think tank review project. Twenty-one programs in 17 states now distribute scholarships to students via STO tax credit programs sometimes called "neovouchers." The programs allow individuals and corporations to contribute to a nonprofit organization that distributes the money in the form of scholarships. According to the authors of the report, states can save money as a result of students leaving public schools and entering private schools. Huerta and Koutsavlis in their review note that because states do not collect or publish data on scholarship recipients, no formal accounting exists. As a result, they recommend that policymakers "develop statutory language that will allow researchers to develop better and more accurate answers to thorny policy questions." They add that the findings of the report are too speculative to provide useful guidance for policymakers. In their conclusion, they write: "When weighing the implementation of TCSPs, policymakers must look beyond measures of cost efficiency and seek more balanced and empirically robust assessments that would allow them to make informed decisions about how to proceed with effective and equitable school reform polices."

http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Think_Twice/TT-Huerta-Scholarships.htm

 

There Trump goes again bashing public schools

He can’t seem to help himself. Just about anytime President Trump talks about or does something in regard to public schools, it is in a disparaging manner. He did it at his January inauguration — saying America has “an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.” In February, he invited 10 teachers and parents to the White House, but less than one-third were involved in traditional public schools, which educate the vast majority of America’s children. In March, he made his first trip as president to a school — a Catholic elementary school in Florida, a visit in which he promoted alternatives to public education. In April, he welcomed the Teachers of the Year to the White House but didn’t, as past U.S. presidents have done, give time for the National Teacher of the Year to make a speech. In May, he released his first budget, which slashed Education Department funding and promoted school choice. Both Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are big supporters of charter schools, publicly funded but privately operated, sometimes by for-profit companies, and of voucher/voucher-like programs, which use public funds for tuition and educational expenses at private and religious schools. Let’s jump to this month, where Tuesday, in Phoenix, he did it again. During a diatribe against the media, he said: “Not only does the media give a platform to hate groups, but the media turns a blind eye to the gang violence on our streets, the failures of our public schools, the destruction of our wealth at the hands of the terrible, terrible trade deals made by politicians that should’ve never been allowed to be politicians.” In fact, the U.S. media often reports on problems with the public education system, with regular news stories, investigations and analyses. But the larger effect of Trump’s remark is not that it is wrong but rather that it is part of a pattern of his — and of DeVos’ — to disparage public education as they promote programs that take resources away from public school systems. DeVos called public education a “dead end” before becoming education secretary and has continued to talk about it in less-than-flattering terms, refusing to acknowledge the value of what has been America’s most important civic institution. Such sentiments by Trump and DeVos, consistently expressed publicly, reinforce the myth that traditional public education is broadly failing students and that the answer is using public money for privately run and/or owned schools.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/08/23/there-trump-goes-again-bashing-public-schools-and-why-it-matters/?utm_term=.b1ed01f763ae

 

Why charter schools have lost support from Democrats (Becky Pringle quoted)
http://www.alternet.org/charters-losing-progressives

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/08/23/jeff-bryant-interviews-beck-pringle-of-nea-on-the-disillusionment-of-progressives-re-charter-schools/

 

On vouchers, the evidence is in, and it’s not good

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/commentary-vouchers-the-evidence-and-not-good/tbc9qDg2kLfWuxLCKBwFiN/amp.html

 

Schools throughout the country are grappling with teacher shortage, data show

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/08/21/health/teacher-shortage-data-trnd/index.html

 

Ohio: Another virtual charter school bilked taxpayers

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170814/online-charter-virtual-community-school-ordered-to-pay-back-millions

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/08/22/ohio-another-virtual-charter-school-bilked-taxpayers/

 

Tucson’s Mexican studies program was a victim of “racial animus,” judge says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/us/arizona-mexican-american-ruling.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/08/23/arizonas-ban-on-mexican-american-studies-was-racist-u-s-court-rules/?utm_term=.13ba99e1778a

 

Past deadline, UF, GAU continue contract negotiation (Bobby Mermer quoted)
http://www.alligator.org/news/article_666a2e26-879c-11e7-9db8-776c37b7a96a.html

 

Graduate students won right to organize, but that victory is in peril under Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/08/24/graduate-students-won-right-to-organize-as-employees-but-that-victory-is-in-peril-under-trump/?utm_term=.8273bbdb4191

 

USF spends $1.5 million to address growing demand for student counseling

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/usf-spends-15-million-to-address-growing-demand-for-student-counseling/2334937

 

Minorities are more underrepresented at top colleges than 35 years ago

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/24/us/affirmative-action.html?emc=edit_ta_20170824&nl=top-stories&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

 

Pressure mounts on White House to delay black colleges' event

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-black-colleges-event-241965

 

Protect home rule and let cities work

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243415-gil-ziffer-protect-home-rule-let-cities-work

 

Major GOP donor wins regulatory fight with local governments

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/24/major-gop-donor-wins-regulatory-fight-with-local-governments-114104

 

Corcoran takes aim at public financing of campaigns

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/richard-corcoran-takes-aim-at-public-financing-of-campaigns/2334913

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-house-speaker-pushes-for-repeal-public-campaign-financing/Q5vu5kmwJvkXZzgOMmjldK/

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-corcoran-public-campaign-finance-20170823-story.html

 

Temperature rising in Miami Beach over looming minimum-wage hike

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/22/miami-beach-in-heated-battle-over-looming-minimum-wage-hike.html

 

Bills filed to link more pro bono attorneys with state's special needs kids

http://news.wfsu.org/post/bills-filed-link-more-pro-bono-attorneys-floridas-special-needs-kids

 

Democrats begin looking to make changes in 2018 session

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-reg-2018-legislative-session-preview-democrats-20170822-story.html

 

Under Trump budget, state water could get a lot dirtier

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article168678527.html

 

Confederate monuments bedevil state leaders

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-confederate-monument-capitol-20170821-story.html

https://apnews.com/9760cf844564407e8b7c1c7e24434535/In-Florida,-who

 

Bend the trend: Reviving unionization in America

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/24/bend-the-trend-reviving-unionization-in-america/?utm_term=.620261081f30

 

Half the jobs in America pay less than $18 an hour

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/24/half-the-jobs-in-america-pay-under-18-an-hour-can-trump-help/?utm_term=.b1897ab9c8cc

 

Democrats on Trump’s voting commission iced out

https://thinkprogress.org/democrats-voting-commission-ceec3ea98a33/amp/

 

Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals

http://www.wokv.com/news/national/uncounted-kansas-ballots-fuel-fears-about-kobach-proposals/HhaZECd1O1v2LgFktX7liK/

 

NAFTA failed U.S. workers. Here's how Trump can fix our trade woes

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/24/nafta-failed-american-workers-congresswoman-marcy-kaptur?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=240837&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Labor wants to make NAFTA its friend. Here’s the Problem.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/business/economy/nafta-labor-unions-wages.html?emc=edit_cn_20170823&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/donald-trump-rick-dearborn-email-russia-investigation/index.html

 

Trump clashed with multiple GOP senators over Russia

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-senate-yell-phone-calls-241950

 

Why did a Russia-friendly Icelandic fund want to invest in Trump projects?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/fl-group-bayrock-trump-properties

 

Russia’s attacks on democracy aren’t only a problem for America

https://www.thenation.com/article/russias-attacks-on-democracy-arent-only-a-problem-for-america/

 

How Dershowitz went from Clinton donor to Trump’s attack dog on Russia

http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-alan-dershowitz-went-from-hillary-donor-to-trumps-attack-dog-on-russia

 

McConnell, in private, doubts if Trump can save presidency

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/politics/mitch-mcconnell-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170823&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump, McConnell haven't spoken since angry phone call, sources say

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/08/22/politics/mitch-mcconnell-trump-relationship/index.html

 

Trump widens rift with Congress as critical showdowns loom

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/us/politics/trump-wall-flake.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/powerpost/trumps-shutdown-threat-raises-stakes-for-lawmakers-in-looming-funding-battle/2017/08/23/0782be8c-8800-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-shutdown-threat-raises-stakes-for-lawmakers-in-looming-funding-battle/2017/08/23/0782be8c-8800-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?utm_term=.d43eecd341b7

 

Escalating feud, Trump blames McConnell and Ryan for “mess” on debt ceiling

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/24/escalating-feud-trump-blames-mcconnell-and-ryan-for-upcoming-mess-on-debt-ceiling/?utm_term=.6ec5a88a3e1b

 

The never-ending battle against higher premiums

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/243593-amy-mercado-never-ending-battle-higher-premiums

 

Can Trump actually shut down the government over wall funding?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/can-trump-actually-shut-down-the-government-over-wall-funding/2017/08/23/8761e064-8842-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.0f15564d48fd

 

Trump's immigration crackdown is traumatizing a generation of children

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/23/us-immigration-children-schools-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=240675&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

The Trump White House’s ugly new strategy: Use “dreamers” as a bargaining chip

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/08/22/the-trump-white-houses-ugly-new-strategy-use-dreamers-as-a-bargaining-chip/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.ac0095c2bc2e

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-dreamers-daca-immigration-deadline-241762

 

The U.S. deportation system is verging on lawlessness

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/23/immigration-crisis-us-deportation-system-lawlessness-trump-administration?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=240675&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Spanish thrives in the U.S. despite an English-only drive

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/us/spanish-language-united-states.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Feds retreat from demand for info on Trump inaugural protest website

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-inaugural-protests-prosecutors-241918

 

Regulatory activity dips to new lows in Trump administration

https://about.bgov.com/blog/regulatory-activity-dips-new-lows-trump-administration/

 

Trump sides with Wall Street; you lose

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/opinion/mr-trump-sides-with-wall-street-you-lose.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170823&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Is anybody home at HUD?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/08/ben-carson-hud-secretary.html

 

Federal electricity study hints at future support for coal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/climate/energy-electricity-grid-coal-nuclear-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

EPA taps Alabama business lobbyist to lead Southeast region

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/APFN_US_EPA_SOUTHEAST_ADMINISTRATOR?SITE=FLPAP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-23-15-47-24

 

Trump team goes to bat for NRA-backed bill, deleting Park Service concerns

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article168730552.html

 

Military transgender ban to begin within six months, memo says

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/us/politics/trump-military-transgender-ban.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170824&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump's vague, shifting strategy for Afghanistan

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trumps-vague-shifting-strategy-for-afghanistan/2334768

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2017/08/trump_has_no_plan_for_afghanistan_other_than_killing_more_terrorists.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/world/asia/trump-afghanistan.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170823&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/a-normal-speech-about-afghanistan/537555/

 

Afghanistan: 16 years, thousands dead and no clear end in sight

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/asia/afghanistan-war-explainer/index.html

 

Pence: U.S. to use its power to restore democracy in Venezuela

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/08/23/pence-us-to-use-economic-diplomatic-power-to-restore-democracy-in-venezuela-114102

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article168971367.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-pence-venezuela-doral-20170823-story.html

 

Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/some-u-s-diplomats-in-cuba-diagnosed-with-serious-health-conditions-medical-records-show/

 

Kushner finds common ground and complications in Mideast trip

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/world/middleeast/as-trumps-peacemaker-kushner-finds-common-ground-and-complications-in-middle-east-trip.html?emc=edit_th_20170824&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

McMaster adds muscle to Kushner’s Mideast peace effort

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/mcmaster-kushner-israel-trump-middle-east-241927

 

Tillerson suggests North Korea may soon be ready for talks

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/world/asia/us-imposes-sanctions-on-china-and-russia-over-north-koreas-nuclear-program.html?emc=edit_cn_20170823&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

I’m a nuclear weapons expert. Trump’s presidency is my personal nightmare.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/23/im-a-nuclear-weapons-expert-trumps-presidency-is-my-personal-nightmare/?utm_term=.7b977f553c8b

 

Kelly moves to control the information Trump sees

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/24/john-kelly-trump-control-241967

 

Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/military-leaders-consolidate-power-in-trump-administration/2017/08/22/db4f7bee-875e-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.6028667f4e2a

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-generals-have-trump-surrounded/2017/08/23/ccab06a8-8817-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.da122dbf98f3

 

Trump paints himself as the real victim of Charlottesville in angry speech

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/politics/trump-rally-arizona.html?WT.nav=top-news&action=click&clickSource=story-heading&emc=edit_cn_20170823&hp=&module=a-lede-package-region&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&pgtype=Homepage&region=top-news&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/23/donald-trump-arizona-rally-phoenix?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=240675&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-republicans-phoenix-speech-241930

 

At rally, Trump revises history, exaggerates accomplishments, makes false claims

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/23/fact-check-phoenix-rally-president-revises-history-exaggerates-accomplishments-and-makes-false-claim/593513001/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-fix/wp/2017/08/23/trumps-angry-dishonest-defense-of-his-charlottesville-comments-broken-down/

 

Truth, lies and numbness

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/opinion/trump-truth-lies.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170824&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/23/as-trump-ranted-and-rambled-in-phoenix-his-crowd-slowly-thinned/

 

Police use tear gas on crowds after Trump rally

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/trumps-rally-in-arizona-what-you-need-to-know.html?WT.nav=top-news&action=click&clickSource=story-heading&emc=edit_cn_20170823&hp=&module=b-lede-package-region&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&pgtype=Homepage&region=top-news&te=1

 

Trump is deteriorating before our very eyes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/08/23/donald-trump-is-deteriorating-before-our-very-eyes/

 

The president turns on his own

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/opinion/trump-arizona-republican-congress.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170824&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s identity politics

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/opinion/donald-trump-identity-politics.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170824&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-wants-you-to-know-he-can-be-racist-without-steve-bannon/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Trump helped Charlottesville recruiting pitch for white supremacists

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-salvaged-message-recruiting-charlottesville-0b2ebb1a9b23/amp/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-most-recent-shout-to-white-supremacists-im-with-you/2017/08/23/91fabdde-8838-11e7-961d-2f373b3977ee_story.html?utm_term=.c1a2ed9bf025

 

Different day, different audience, and a completely different Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/us/politics/trump-speech-reno-phoenix.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-whiplash-three-roles-in-three-speeches-but-the-same-president/2017/08/23/bb3c4602-881c-11e7-a94f-3139abce39f5_story.html?utm_term=.b946add07407

 

For two weeks in a row, Trump undercuts his own rhetoric on “unity”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/24/for-two-weeks-in-a-row-trump-undercuts-his-own-rhetoric-on-unity/?utm_term=.fd2b3df35c23

 

Why Carson’s appearance in Phoenix was likely a violation of federal law

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/23/why-ben-carsons-appearance-in-phoenix-was-likely-a-violation-of-federal-law/?utm_term=.c05dd3334c62

 

67 former state attorneys general have a message: Condemn hate bluntly

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/us/politics/attorneys-general-baxley-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170823&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

U.N. panel condemns Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/world/un-trump-racism-charlottesville.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/23/charlottesville-un-committee-warns-us-over-rise-of-racism?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=240675&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

U.S. Ambassador to Israel says Trump's Charlottesville response “was not fine”

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.808576

 

Malaysian leader in billion-dollar scandal is invited to White House

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/us/politics/trump-najib-razak-malaysia-white-house.html?emc=edit_cn_20170824&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump takes aim at the press, with a flamethrower

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/media/trump-takes-aim-at-the-press-with-a-flamethrower.html?emc=edit_th_20170824&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump bashes the media but still loves good press

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/08/trump-media-stories-hemming-241392

 

In Trump's war on press, Pence gamely nods along

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/mike-pence-trump-war-on-press-241949

 

Trump retweets bigoted conspiracy theorist

https://thinkprogress.org/trumpretweetstravone-a9b9b38515a8/

 

Breitbart editor pledges to do “dirty work” for Bannon

http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/22/media/breitbart-prank-emails/index.html

 

How resentment came to define America

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/8/24/16156330/jonathan-dee-interview-locals

 

 

 

 

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