Today's news -- December 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Florida, the benighted state *

One of Florida’s three nicknames is the Sunshine State. We should add at least one more: the Benighted State. You see, our anti-intellectual lawmakers in Tallahassee recently passed a law that institutionalizes academic censorship in our public schools. These politicians are urged on by the ultra-conservative group the Florida Citizens Alliance, anti-science zealots. Here is the bill’s language: Each district school board must adopt a policy regarding an objection by a parent or a resident of the county to the use of a specific instructional material, which clearly describes a process to handle all objections and provides for resolution. The "instructional material" includes movies, textbooks and novels. The legislation also includes general guidelines establishing grounds for censorship: The material is pornographic; it is not suited to the student needs and ability to comprehend the material; it is inappropriate for the grade level and age group. A so-called "unbiased hearing officer," hired by the board, will handle complaints and advise the board on what action to take against material. The Florida Citizens Alliance’s managing director, Keith Flaugh, argued in a statement that our schools are using pornographic materials and textbooks that "totally distort our founding values and principles. They are teaching our kids socialism versus free markets. They are teaching our kids that the government is our nanny, the government is supposed to protect them." Fortunately, educators such as Brandon Haught, spokesman for Florida Citizens for Science, know that the legislation is a cynical ploy by ideologues to suppress information about evolution and climate change. "The alliance is pushing their narrow ideology on the public schools in any way they can and so far they’re meeting with success," Haught said. "I can’t speak for the other academic subjects they’re targeting, but I know beyond a doubt that their ideology when it comes to science is grossly ignorant and doesn’t belong anywhere near a classroom." Right-wing lawmakers pretend the new law will protect children from liberal ideas and practices. These people are hypocrites. The censorship law should be universal. It should apply to all public schools, including charter and voucher schools that operate on public tax dollars. This is not the case. Voucher and charter schools are exempted from the institutionalized censorship. If the legislation is about accountability, as lawmakers claim, then charter and voucher schools also should be held accountable. The ugly truth is that Republicans are turning our traditional public schools into centers of cultural conflict, where popular ignorance is valued over wisdom, inconvenient truths and exploration. A high school student in Dixie County is having none of it. Here is how the student responded to a district email listing novels to be banned: "As a high school student it angered me when they read the email to us. What HIGH SCHOOL student doesn’t know about ‘profanity, curiosity or inappropriate subject matter’? Please name one. I would understand if this was elementary students but high school come on. We are gonna learn about it one way or another!" A child proves to be wiser than conservative adults. The other night, I watched the 1957 film Peyton Place again because I recalled the scene in which Michael Rossi, the new high school principal, explains his philosophy of education to Elsie Thornton, a veteran teacher. Remember, Peyton Place was released during Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. "The things we can’t see are the most important on this Earth," Rossi said. "They’re called ideas. I have two rules: First, I want this school to teach the truth, as far as we know it. I don’t want any teacher making a fairy tale out of life. It’s hard enough as it is without being equipped to meet it. And rule two: Teach a minimum of facts and a maximum of ideas. Our job is to teach children how to think, not just to memorize for a couple of weeks." I always remembered Rossi’s rules and applied them throughout my career as a teacher. Fortunately, I had supervisors who believed that exposing students to challenging ideas and material is sound pedagogy, helping young minds mature emotionally and intellectually. I have two grandsons in first grade, so I have a bona fide stake in what happens in Florida’s public schools. As such, I do not want benighted Republicans determining the instructional materials my boys are exposed to in their classrooms. I trust their teachers.

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/Maxwell-Welcome-to-Florida-the-benighted-state_163147138

 

Florida could expand challenges to school textbooks

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-florida-textbooks-instructional-materials-bill-20171130-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Possible progress in Hillsborough teacher pay conflict (HCTA mentioned)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/2017/12/02/possible-progress-in-hillsborough-teacher-pay-conflict/

 

Two unions will operate in Santa Rosa School District (Dawn Stone quoted)
http://www.srpressgazette.com/news/20171201/two-unions-will-operate-in-santa-rosa-school-district?rssfeed=true

 

One neighborhood’s lesson in how a community can resurrect a school

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-One-neighborhood-s-lesson-in-how-a-community-can-resurrect-a-school_163117006?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Immigrant children face challenges of new school, country, language

http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2017/11/30/the-challenges-of-being-a-new-student-in-a-new-school-in-a-new-country/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation https://apnews.com/e9c25534dfd44851a5e56bd57454b4f5?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

Here's what the Senate tax bill means for schools, parents and students

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/education/wp/2017/12/02/after-a-high-drama-vote-heres-what-the-senate-tax-bill-means-for-schools-parents-and-students/

 

A punishing decade for school funding

https://www.cbpp.org/sites/default/files/atoms/files/11-29-17sfp.pdf

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/in-more-than-half-of-states-education-spending-dropped-from-2008-to-2015/2017/12/03/1cfeb7a0-d6fe-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.0a940e8a27fb

 

GAO report sounds alarm about vouchers and students with disabilities https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/gao-report-sounds-alarm-about-vouchers-and-students-with-disabilities/2017/12/02/c67c7436-d607-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.d36af08cb3f5

 

Is scholarship program a remedy for school bullying? Some lawmakers think so.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article187617623.html

 

Micanopy “cult leader” charged with murder of toddler at religious boarding school

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/12/04/we-think-there-are-many-many-more-florida-cult-leader-charged-with-murder-of-toddler/?utm_term=.edb18e4932cd

 

DeVos caught skipping work for long weekends, half days

https://shareblue.com/betsy-devos-caught-skipping-work-for-long-weekends-half-days/#.WiNlSU28SPY.twitter

 

DeVos allies see new obstacle to school privatization efforts: Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/betsy-devos-school-choice-vouchers-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171202&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

DeVos invite reverberates in suit against Bethune-Cookman

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20171203/devos-invite-reverberates-in-suit-against-bethune-cookman

 

GOP higher ed plan would end student loan forgiveness in program

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/12/01/gop-higher-ed-plan-would-end-student-loan-forgiveness-in-repayment-program-overhaul-federal-financial-aid/?utm_term=.20bd52c016b4

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/28/gop-tax-plan-higher-education-263538

 

GOP bill would allow colleges to delay sexual assault investigations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/12/01/gop-bill-would-allow-colleges-to-delay-sexual-assault-investigations-at-police-request/?utm_term=.c432fcaefaaa

 

Democrats say GOP tax perk aimed at helping one influential conservative college

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-say-gop-tax-perk-aimed-at-helping-one-influential-conservative-college/2017/12/01/19f6c8c2-d6fe-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.6685223536fe

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-sneaks-provision-into-tax-bill-to-benefit-one-college-favored-by-republican-billionaires-15c57a2261c9/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a22b1e404d30120c80452fe&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

100-plus proposals to change Constitution affect taxes, schools, health

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-constitution-panel-proposals-20171130-story.html

 

Armed security will guard Latvala accuser

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/03/armed-security-will-guard-latvala-accuser-131945

 

Latvala bashes Scott amid harassment allegations

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-latvala-scott-spat-20171201-story.html

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/01/with-patronis-disappointed-latvala-is-isolated-from-governor-cabinet-in-sexual-harassment-case-131710

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/12/01/happy-birthday-rick-scott-ps-stay-off-twitter/

 

 

Senate aide received nearly 38 percent pay hike in one-year period

https://nsfblogs.com/2017/12/01/senate-aide-received-nearly-38-percent-pay-hike-in-one-year-period/

 

Text messages: Latvala accuser dreamed of him as younger, skinnier

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/250878-text-messages-jack-latvala

 

Bondi backs woman who accused Latvala of sexual harassment

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/01/my-heart-breaks-for-her-bondi-backs-woman-who-accused-latvala-of-sexual-harassment-131275

 

State hurricane fund may pay out as much as $5.1 billion

http://wsav.com/2017/10/26/florida-hurricane-fund-may-pay-out-as-much-as-5-1-billion/

 

FPL to seek $1.3 billion in Hurricane Irma costs

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/26/fpl-seek-1-3-billion-hurricane-irma-costs/803305001/

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-nextera-fpl-third-quarter-20171025-story.html

 

Nearly 1,200 buildings in the Keys were destroyed by hurricane

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/florida-keys/article187816479.html

 

St. Johns farmers estimate over $1 million in hurricane-related crop damage

http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2017-12-03/st-johns-farmers-estimate-over-1-million-irma-related-crop-damage

 

Despite hurricane, Citizens Property says it's doing fine financially

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-citizens-hurricanes-20171201-story.html

 

FEMA money running a hurricane behind

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-12-01/fema-money-running-hurricane-behind?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

Housing scarce for Puerto Ricans coming to Central Florida

http://www.wftv.com/news/local/housing-scarce-for-puerto-ricans-coming-to-central-florida/630389128

 

Law needed to ensure residents stay cool after hurricane

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-law-needed-ensure-residents-stay-cool-after-hurricane/o3BubX4ZbEPqijqnaQBFtO/

 

Disney employees mulling over company's latest offer in union negotiations

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disney-unions-20171201-story.html

 

Don’t wait for state on justice reforms

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20171203/editorial-dont-wait-for-state-on-justice-reforms

 

Air Force: Budget uncertainty threatens Cape Canaveral rocket launches

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/12/01/us-air-force-budget-uncertainty-threatens-cape-canaveral-florida-rocket-launch-rate-nasa-spacex-ula/902868001/

 

State investigating Uber for data breach

https://apnews.com/ae9d39bb23c44c25b8bcabf0d244491f/Florida-investigating-ride-sharing-service-for-data-breach

 

Trump's Pensacola visit is confirmed

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/12/01/donald-trump-pensacola-bay-center-rally-december-8-tickets/913395001/

http://www.newsherald.com/news/20171203/trump-maga-rally-set-for-friday-in-pensacola

http://postonpolitics.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/12/02/will-trumps-upcoming-florida-rally-boost-alabamas-roy-moore/

 

Scott “volunteered” to lobby Pence on tobacco regulations for political donor

https://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/12/01/scott-volunteered-to-lobby-pence-on-tobacco-regulations-for-political-donor-131741

 

Senate passes sweeping Republican tax overhaul bill

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/senate-tax-bill.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/01/senate-republicans-reform-bill-us-tax-code?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=254965&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.aft.org/press-release/senate-republican-tax-bill-rewards-wealthy-donors-and-corporations-while-0 (Randi Weingarten quoted)
http://www.nea.org/home/72393.htm (Lily Eskelsen García quoted)

A historic tax heist

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/opinion/editorials/a-historic-tax-heist.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171202&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-tax-bill-evolved-benefits-for-corporations-and-the-wealthy-grew/2017/12/01/17f1478e-d6c0-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.5bc10a12154e

 

Republicans may stumble into another chaotic round of negotiations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/they-have-a-win-but-republicans-may-stumble-into-another-chaotic-round-of-negotiations/2017/12/02/2f45a14e-d6e0-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.8ddfa99a597d

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/republicans-tax-cuts.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832&_r=0

 

Heading toward tax victory, Republicans eye next step: Cut spending

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/tax-cuts-republicans-entitlements-medicare-social-security.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

The Republican tax bill will exacerbate income inequality in America

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/12/2/16720952/senate-tax-bill-inequality

 

Debt concerns, once a core Republican tenet, take a back seat to tax cuts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/tax-cuts-deficit-debt.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Tax bill offers last-minute breaks for developers, banks and oil industry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/business/tax-bill-offers-last-minute-breaks-for-developers-banks-and-oil-industry.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171202&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

How a company actually plans to spend its tax cut money

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/business/economy/tax-cut-companies.html?emc=edit_cn_20171204&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Democrats fume over “absurd” GOP tax bill full of last-minute handwritten edits

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/12/02/democrats-fume-over-absurd-gop-tax-bill-full-of-last-minute-handwritten-edits/?utm_term=.7a2bba79f585

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/hand-scribbled-tax-bill-outcry.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171202&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

How the GOP tax bill will ruin Obamacare

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/opinion/gop-tax-bill-obamacare.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171204&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

“This is class warfare”: Tax vote sparks political brawl that will carry into elections

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/this-is-class-warfare-tax-vote-sparks-political-brawl-over-populism-that-will-carry-into-2018-elections/2017/12/02/c8e2ccdc-d762-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.80ce3fa680a3

https://thinkprogress.org/senate-tax-bill-passes-50aa983abfb5/amp/

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mcmanus-tax-promises-broken-20171203-story,amp.html

 

Trump: Democrats will lose seats for voting against the Senate tax bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/12/02/trump-democrats-will-lose-seats-for-voting-against-the-senate-tax-bill/?utm_term=.a431f706d3f2

 

McConnell predicts unpopular tax bill will be a winning issue for GOP

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-predicts-unpopular-tax-bill-will-be-a-winning-issue-for-gop/2017/12/03/abcbbada-d840-11e7-8e5f-ccc94e22b133_story.html?utm_term=.e147c5c726fd

 

In a pro-Trump area, many voters are skeptical of GOP tax plan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/i-dont-think-its-going-to-help-in-a-pro-trump-area-many-are-skeptical-of-gop-tax-plan/2017/12/03/7c8cc8ac-d685-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.aab521f244d6

 

GOP’s list of economists backing tax cut includes ghosts, office assistants, ex-felons

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/01/gops-list-of-economists-backing-tax-cut-includes-ghosts-office-assistants-ex-felons-and-a-sprinkling-of-real-economists/

 

Senate’s massive tax bill would have potent ripple effects for health-care system

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/senates-massive-tax-bill-would-have-potent-ripple-effects-for-health-care-system/2017/12/02/8e1701b2-d6c3-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.c33024a41494

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/03/lawrence-summers-yes-the-senate-gop-tax-plan-would-cause-thousands-to-die/?utm_term=.f6d76bfaaf6a

 

GOP senator: Working people blow tax cuts on “booze or women”

https://shareblue.com/gop-senator-no-tax-cuts-for-working-people-because-they-blow-them-on-booze-or-women/#.WiRvY5xjvTg.twitter

 

Rubio fails in push to increase child tax credit with higher corporate taxes

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/12/rubio-fails-in-push-to-increase-child-tax-credit-with-higher-corporate-taxes.html

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/02/senate-tax-bill-passes-without-f-rubio-supports-gop-tax-bill-without-full-child-credit-which-he-foug/914869001/

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/362997-rubio-criticizes-trump-for-willingness-to-negotiate-on-corporate-rate

 

Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI and will cooperate with Russia inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-russia-investigation.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michael-flynn-charged-with-making-false-statement-to-the-fbi/2017/12/01/e03a6c48-d6a2-11e7-9461-ba77d604373d_story.html?utm_term=.c6200a46b43d

 

Emails dispute White House claims that Flynn acted independently

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/russia-mcfarland-flynn-trump-emails.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/flynn-russia-sanctions.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171201&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Newly revealed email from Trump transition could be the smoking gun

https://thinkprogress.org/newly-revealed-email-from-trump-transition-could-be-the-smoking-gun-c97c4fcda2b3/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=5a2368b304d3015a7e5868d0&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Flynn's wrongdoing is just the tip of the iceberg

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/01/michael-flynn-wrongdoing-tip-iceberg?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255077&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump now says he fired Flynn “because he lied” to FBI

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/trump-michael-flynn.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-says-he-has-nothing-to-fear-from-flynn-then-stokes-new-controversy-with-tweet/2017/12/02/034a9e56-d7ac-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.ba163bf80bb0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/12/02/trump-on-michael-flynns-guilty-plea-theres-been-absolutely-no-collusion/?utm_term=.8840d4616da2

 

Trump, defending himself after Flynn guilty plea, says FBI is in “tatters”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/us/politics/trump-fbi-tatters.html?emc=edit_cn_20171204&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/12/03/in-pre-dawn-twitter-message-trump-issues-a-fresh-denial-about-intervening-in-flynn-investigation/?utm_term=.23e2ecba1f8d

 

Comey, Yates and Holder defend FBI after Trump’s Twitter attack

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/12/04/james-b-comey-sally-yates-and-eric-holder-defend-fbi-after-trumps-twitter-attack/?utm_term=.7eabf98e130f

 

Did Trump’s tweet about Flynn’s guilty plea admit something it shouldn’t have?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/02/trumps-first-tweet-about-michael-flynns-guilty-plea-could-be-a-problem-for-him/?utm_term=.fbd18c6715aa

 

Trump lawyer offers new defense of tweet: President “cannot obstruct justice”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/04/doesnt-make-sense-incredulity-trumps-lawyer-john-dowd-take-blame-for-flynn-tweet?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255186&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Timeline: What we now know about Flynn’s phone calls with Russia

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/14/us/politics/flynn-call-russia-timeline.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20171204&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Operative offered Trump campaign “Kremlin connection” using NRA ties

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/us/politics/trump-putin-russia-nra-campaign.html?smid=tw-share

https://thinkprogress.org/russia-nra-trump-7d24fd971566/amp/

 

What Flynn’s guilty plea means in Mueller’s Russia inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/politics/michael-flynn-guilty-plea-what-it-means.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171201&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-russia-affair-just-got-bigger/2017/12/01/9e78ea74-d6d8-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.e1fa1f5eaa59

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/01/michael-flynn-wrongdoing-tip-iceberg?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=254965&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Mueller’s swift moves signal mounting legal peril for the White House

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/muellers-swift-moves-signal-mounting-legal-peril-for-the-white-house/2017/12/01/36962e9a-d6b4-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.338111c04820

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/02/what-does-michael-flynns-plea-deal-mean-for-trump-here-are-4-big-questions/?utm_term=.87103efdb390

https://www.thenation.com/article/flynn-pleads-guilty-is-he-singing-on-trump-russia/

 

After Flynn, are Kushner and Trump Jr. next?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/flynn-kushner-donald-trump-jr.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/michael-flynn-flipped-mueller.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/04/russia-probe-jared-kushner-investigation-donald-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255186&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/michael-flynn-flipped-mueller.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171204&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-kushner-russia-20171203-story,amp.html

 

Kushner failed to disclose he led a foundation funding illegal Israeli settlements

http://www.newsweek.com/jared-kushner-disclosure-form-west-bank-settlements-israel-white-house-729290?amp=1

 

Hicks is Trump’s right-hand woman , which could make her a Mueller favorite

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/12/hope-hicks-could-be-one-of-muellers-favorite-witnesses.html

 

Why the Trump team should fear the Logan Act

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/opinion/trump-team-flynn-logan-act.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171204&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

White House paranoid: “Everyone thinks they’re being recorded”

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/04/white-house-paranoid-trump-277761

 

Inside the secretive nerve center of the Mueller investigation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/inside-the-secretive-nerve-center-of-the-mueller-investigation/2017/12/02/e6764720-d45f-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.ea89c35a7405

 

Mueller removed top agent in Russia inquiry over possible anti-Trump texts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/mueller-removed-top-fbi-agent-over-possible-anti-trump-texts.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Flynn’s plea: Mar-a-Lago now a landmark in Russian probe

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/flynn-plea-mar-lago-now-landmark-russian-probe/qGkEzAeZdN5Ro1Q4oQypVO/

 

Ministers look to revive Martin Luther King’s 1968 poverty campaign

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/us/martin-luther-king-poor.html?emc=edit_cn_20171204&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s enforcer freezes worker-friendly reforms made under Obama

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nlrb-labor-board-counsel-union-reforms_us_5a2440bce4b0a02abe91e2d3?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

 

Hatch comments on CHIP health program at heart of social media storm

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/03/orrin-hatch-chip-healthcare-program-joe-scarborough

 

GOP pushes to avoid government shutdown, but the path is tricky

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/us/politics/government-shutdown-republicans-congress-spending.html?emc=edit_cn_20171204&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Florida, Texas lawmakers threaten government shutdown over hurricane relief

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article187627213.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-republicans-divisions-threaten-plans-to-avert-government-shutdown/2017/12/01/3b2296f6-d6a0-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.5cc2bdcced80

 

Developers said their homes were out of a flood zone. Then Harvey came.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/houston-flood-zone-hurricane-harvey.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

“Dreamers” face make-or-break push on immigration fight with Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/this-is-the-moment-dreamers-face-make-or-break-push-on-immigration-fight-with-trump/2017/12/03/df02aab0-d6a3-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.0b975af37ea1

 

Trump administration asks Supreme Court to overrule decision on DACA documents

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trump-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-overrule-decision-on-daca-documents/2017/12/01/5363a0a8-d6d1-11e7-95bf-df7c19270879_story.html?utm_term=.02e5d38295aa

 

California resolute in sanctuary status as a heated case ends

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/us/kate-steinle-killing-sanctuary.html?emc=edit_th_20171202&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/12/01/kate-steinle-case-trump-infuriated-as-jury-acquits-illegal-immigrant-charged-in-san-francisco-killing/?utm_term=.527322e678b8

 

Trump’s crusade against immigrants is an attack on America

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-crusade-against-immigrants-is-an-attack-on-america/2017/12/03/0ac43dec-d624-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.deecce381ae6

 

My father resisted Japanese internment. Trump’s travel ban is just as unfair.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/12/04/my-father-resisted-japanese-internment-trumps-travel-ban-is-just-as-unfair/?utm_term=.c9a17347de5c

 

The FCC wants to let telecoms cash in on the Internet

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/opinion/fcc-net-neutrality-internet.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171204&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

FCC should not abandon net neutrality

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial-FCC-should-not-abandon-net-neutrality_163051410?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Trump wants to dismantle Elizabeth Warren's agency. Good luck with that.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/03/trump-cfpb-elizabeth-warren-215997

 

Why the U.N. is investigating extreme poverty … in America https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/01/un-extreme-poverty-america-special-rapporteur?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=254965&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Thousands protest Trump’s Utah monument reduction plan

https://apnews.com/d0ef006038d9449cb0c1db74f798145b/Thousands-protest-Trump's-Utah-monument-reduction-plan

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/04/native-american-alliance-bears-ears-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255186&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/04/president-trump-decimate-bears-ears-national-monument?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255186&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Doubling entry fees to parks would limit access to immigrants like my father

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/01/national-parks-were-my-familys-door-to-america-will-fee-increases-narrow-the-entryway/?utm_term=.895c486616c5

 

The damage Trump has done

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-hostile-takeover-of-party-of-reagan-w512710

 

Wrenched from scandal to success, Trump looks ahead, and over his shoulder

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/politics/trump-flynn-senate-vote-taxes.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

The volume is all the way up to 11

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-volume-is-all-the-way-up-to-11/2017/12/01/6eaf4e8c-d6c4-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.a7ad09a96c29

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-about-to-burn-brighter/2017/12/01/a7f7efdc-d6dd-11e7-a986-d0a9770d9a3e_story.html?utm_term=.b8e8b4696b80

 

Trump’s campaign: Big Macs, screaming fits and constant rivalries

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-campaign-big-macs-screaming-fits-and-constant-rivalries/2017/12/02/18bcfa30-d6bd-11e7-b62d-d9345ced896d_story.html?utm_term=.a74ad9b8c8fd

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/03/trump-mcdonalds-binges-screaming-fits-book-lewandowski-bossie?CMP=edit_2221

 

Billy Bush: Yes, Donald Trump, you said that

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/opinion/billy-bush-trump-access-hollywood-tape.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171204&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump honors Parks' protest of racism but continues to criticize NFL players

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/02/trump-honors-rosa-parkss-protest-against-racism-but-continues-to-criticize-nfl-players/

 

ABC suspends reporter over erroneous report about Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/us/brian-ross-suspended-abc.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171202&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

http://money.cnn.com/2017/12/02/media/abc-news-brian-ross/index.html

 

Obama should be arrested for implying Trump needs a filter, Fox host suggests

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/02/obama-should-be-arrested-for-implying-trump-needs-a-filter-fox-business-host-suggests/?utm_term=.889fa27aabd3

 

Project Veritas received $1.7 million last year from Koch-backed charity

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/project-veritas-received-17-million-last-year-from-koch-backed-charity/2017/12/01/143e13ca-d6d3-11e7-9461-ba77d604373d_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e00e500cc1de

 

The men who cost Clinton the election

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/01/opinion/matt-lauer-hillary-clinton.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20171204&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The cost of devaluing women

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/opinion/sunday/the-cost-of-devaluing-women.html?emc=edit_th_20171203&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

We need an agenda for new laws to prevent sexual harassment

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/02/agenda-new-laws-prevent-sexual-harassment?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255077&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Men stood by women in combat. We need them to enlist in the #MeToo movement.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/12/02/men-stood-by-women-in-combat-now-we-need-them-to-enlist-in-the-metoo-movement/?utm_term=.ebdb53df21c1

 

How women's growing power finally turned #metoo into a cultural moment

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/04/how-american-womens-growing-power-finally-turned-metoo-a-cultural-moment?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=255186&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Women line up to run for office, harnessing their outrage at Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/us/politics/women-candidates-office.html?emc=edit_tnt_20171204&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

 

 

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