Today's news -- February 16, 2017

 

 

State per-student funding remains well below average *

Florida's public education spending per student remained below the national average and under many other southern states, according to a newly released National Center for Education Statistics report based on fiscal 2014. The report shows Florida spent $8,714 per student, compared to the national average of $10,936. Florida's per-student expenditures exceeded those of Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas anywhere from $100 to $1,100. But it logged in behind Alabama by $311, Georgia by $446 and Louisiana by $2,070, among others. Florida's 14 largest school districts, all among the nation's top 100 in terms of enrollment, fell within a fairly tight spending band between $8,000 - $10,000 per student that most systems hovered around, except for those outside major metro areas such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Among them, Miami-Dade spent $9,106 per student, Broward $8,553, Hillsborough $8,685, Orange $8,726 and Palm Beach $9,500 (the highest among the 14 Florida districts on the list). The data arrives as Florida lawmakers debate whether to increase student funding, as Gov. Rick Scott has called for, or to reduce spending, as Florida House members have been preparing for. Education commissioner Pam Stewart presented portions of the governor's budget to the Senate PreK-12 Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday morning. The House PreK-12 Appropriations subcommittee is scheduled to review programs for possible reductions today.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-per-student-funding-remains-well-below-average-national-report/2313328

 

Senators question Scott's recruitment, retention plan *

Florida senators in charge of crafting the K-12 education budget for next year aren't sold on Gov. Rick Scott's ideas to incentivize future teachers so they enter and stay in the profession. Scott proposes the state spend $58 million on a variety of new initiatives -- including $10 million for a "one-time hiring bonus" for new teachers who score in the top 10 percent in their subject-area exam for the subject they'll teach. That idea, in particular, drew some resistance Wednesday from some senators on the PreK-12 education budget committee, mainly due to its similarity to the current "Best & Brightest" teacher bonus program, which controversially rewards top teachers based on their SAT/ACT scores in high school. "Best & Brightest" has been a House priority the past couple years, driven by now-Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes. Senators were reluctant to renew it last year through the annual budget but ultimately agreed to do so as a compromise with the House. This year -- even with half of the senators new -- the reservations about the program's rationale remain. And they're seeping into discussions about Scott's proposal (which notably does not include renewing "Best & Brightest"). "It concerns me that we continue to look for the best performers in college -- and not the best teachers," Sen. Doug Broxson, R-Gulf Breeze, said. Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, agreed:  "It seems to me that rather than just giving a check to a teacher upon graduation from college with no strings attached, we could perhaps offer some financial assistance with a contractual commitment while they're in schools of education," Young said. "If we're looking at recruiting and retraining, that seems a more targeted and efficient use of our taxpayer dollars." Education Commissioner Pam Stewart defended Scott's proposal, saying research shows "when an individual has strong content knowledge, that does translate into better performance in the classroom."

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-senators-question-gov-rick-scotts-teacher-recruitment-retention/2313293

 

$200 million for teacher incentives? Lawmakers crafting plan to do it

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article132981049.html

 

Bill aims to reduce time spent on standardized tests

Leading members of the House and Senate unveiled legislation Wednesday that they said could help reduce the amount of time Florida public school students spend on standardized tests during the school year. But lawmakers admitted that the proposal (HB 773, SB 926), dubbed the “Fewer, Better Tests” legislation, would not explicitly do away with any exams. The proposal would require the state’s language arts and math tests to be administered in the last three weeks of a school year, with the exception of the 3rd-grade reading exam. It also requires that the scores for any tests used by local school districts be provided to teachers within a week, instead of the month currently allowed by law. And it calls for the state to conduct a study of whether college-entrance exams are closely aligned with Florida’s high school standards, with an eye on potentially using them as at least a partial replacement for the state’s graduation tests. The proposal comes amid a continuing stream of complaints from parents that children in Florida’s schools are over-tested. Lawmakers at the press conference said they had heard the gripes. “We got the message from parents and teachers about how they feel about the testing process, the anxiety that some of their students feel and really the common-sense approach of what they need and what kind of tools they need to make sure that their children or that their students are getting a year’s worth of learning in a year’s worth of time,” said Rep. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor. Sprowls is set to become the speaker of the House after the 2020 elections. The legislation is backed by the influential Foundation for Florida’s Future, an organization founded by former Gov. Jeb Bush to guard his work on education accountability. The foundation and other testing supporters have come under siege from the public pushback against testing in recent years. Still, the legislation, highlighted at an event Wednesday at the Capitol, doesn’t get rid of any of the exams that parents, students and teachers have complained about. “It doesn’t eliminate any tests,” Sen. Anitere Flores of Miami, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, said in response to a reporter’s question. When the reporter underscored the title that lawmakers gave the legislation, she pointed out that it would limit the amount of time when school districts can administer exams. “It does reduce the testing window, but I don’t know if actually eliminates any tests,” Flores said. Whether the bills could command support from groups like the Florida Education Association, the state’s main teachers union and one of the organizations pushing back on over-testing, remains unclear. Mark Pudlow, a spokesman for the FEA, said the group was still studying the proposal. “There are some elements of the proposal we agree with, others that may be concerning,” Pudlow said. “We’ll be seeking clarification on some of those areas of concern.”

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-bill-aims-reduce-time-students-spend-standardized-tests/GVE94fF9uWu1V4oRVpFI2N/

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-stesting-school-year-timing-changes-20170215-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

https://apnews.com/0cea4563295f4e2c8e7b17bd7f271735/Florida-Republicans-push-for-changes-to-testing-law

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/2/15/new_florida_bills_pu.html

 

Jefferson likely to become first charter school district

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/02/15/jefferson-county-could-become-charter-school-district/97897174/

 

Parents say something was amiss at closed voucher school

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-orange-closed-school-autism-20170210-story.html

 

Santa Rosa teachers union criticizes use of private firm for substitutes

http://weartv.com/news/local/santa-rosa-teachers-union-criticizes-use-of-private-firm-for-substitutes

 

Conservative group: Trump, DeVos should kill agency, bring God into classrooms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/influential-conservative-group-trump-devos-should-dismantle-education-department-and-bring-god-into-classrooms/2017/02/15/196bf872-f2df-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.951863858dea

 

DeVos: Protesters show hostility to change, new ideas in education

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/devos-protesters-show-hostility-to-change-new-ideas-in-education/2017/02/15/7bfb3bda-f3af-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.3e7eda1e0d44

 

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is linked to delayed brain development

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/02/15/attention-deficithyperactivity-is-a-brain-disorder-scientists-confirm/?utm_term=.6117d6f47f89

 

Georgia doesn’t need vouchers

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/02/15/myra-blackmon-georgia-doesnt-need-vouchers/

 

Texas: The fight against vouchers begins again

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/02/15/texas-the-fight-against-vouchers-begins-again/

 

New Jersey: Links among charter school leaders, founders and Turkish cleric

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/watchdog/2017/02/15/fethullah-gulen-charter-schools-islamic-cleric-new-jersey/94574618/

 

Legislature tries to make university president applications secret

http://wlrn.org/post/florida-legislature-tries-make-university-president-applications-secret

 

FGCU presidential candidate Grady gets eye-popping question

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/2017/02/15/candidates-interviewing-fgcus-president/97891280/

 

The argument against bringing banks back into federal student lending

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/02/15/the-argument-against-bringing-banks-back-into-federal-student-lending/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.38c7a5221ae4

 

Scott heads to Central Florida amid tourism, incentives fight

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-scott-incentives-pressure-larosa-20170215-story.html

 

Fine warns Scott about his tactics

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/state-legislator-warn-scott-about-his-tactics/2313387

 

At closed caucus, Corcoran rallies lawmakers to keep fighting Scott

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/at-closed-caucus-house-speaker-corcoran-rallies-lawmakers-to/2313412

http://findout.typepad.com/the_fine_print/2017/02/dispatches-from-the-capitol-house-gop-to-hold-private-reception-at-restaurant-aided-by-subsidies.html

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20170215/florida-house-moves-on-eliminating-enterprise-florida-visit-florida

 

Enterprise Florida CEO says agency is worth saving

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/enterprise-florida-ceo-says-agency-is-worth-saving/2313399

 

Negron names “advocates for school choice” to serve on constitutional panel

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/negron-names-his-advocates-for-school-choice-to-serve-on-constitutional/2313339

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Negron%20outlines%20CRC%20priorities%20names%20members

 

Florida group reports increase in special-interest spending

http://flarecord.com/stories/511082525-florida-group-reports-increase-in-special-interest-spending

 

Florida death penalty fix on the fast track in Legislature

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-death-penalty-fix-the-fast-track-legislature/IpudcZX7H7tYidj8znknwL/

 

Listen to opponents of term limits for judges

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-term-limits-judges-20170215-story.html

 

Trump now condemns links to media as to why Flynn was jettisoned

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/15/trump-reveled-in-leaks-that-hurt-hillary-clinton-he-now-calls-administration-disclosures-un-american/?utm_term=.be01a84a77b8

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-condemns-leaks-to-news-media-in-a-twitter-flurry.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

What did Trump know and when did he know it?

https://www.thenation.com/article/what-did-president-trump-know-and-when-did-he-know-it/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_02_15&utm_content=A&utm_term=daily

 

Despite Democrats’ demands, broad inquiry on Russia ties isn’t assured

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-russia-inquiry.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170215&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Pressure on Senate Intelligence Committee to deliver on Russia inquiry

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/pressure-on-senate-intelligence-committee-to-deliver-on-russia-inquiry.html?emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/a-turf-war-breaks-out-in-the-senate-who-will-investigate-russias-connections-to-the-trump-campaign/2017/02/15/94a33222-f3bf-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.2d80fb4d0cb7

 

The nation needs answers, not deflections, on Russia and Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nation-needs-answers-not-deflections-on-russia-and-trump/2017/02/15/2a05df6c-f3b7-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.f95631bbdd08

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/opinion/time-for-congress-to-investigate-mr-trumps-ties-to-russia.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170216&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-get-to-the-bottom-of-russian-connections/2313395

 

For GOP, a dimmed zeal for investigations in Trump era

http://saintpetersblog.com/gop-dimmed-zeal-investigations-donald-trump-era/

 

White House plans to have Trump ally review intelligence agencies

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/trump-intelligence-agencies-stephen-feinberg.html?emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1&_r=0

 

Five times Trump’s team denied contact with Russia

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/15/4-times-donald-trumps-team-denied-contact-with-russia/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.83292d749024

 

Trump ally admits “back channel” tie to WikiLeaks

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/10/12/trump-ally-roger-stone-admits-back-channel-tie-to-wikileaks/

 

Russia dismisses reports that Trump aides had contact with intelligence agents

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/europe/russia-intelligence-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Wasserman Schultz: Trump aides' Russian contact “reeks of collusion”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/debbie-wasserman-schultz-russia-trump/index.html

 

After election, Trump’s professed love for leaks quickly faded

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/leaks-donald-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/opinions/trump-complains-about-leaks-begala/index.html

 

House GOP leaders demand Justice inspector general probe leaks surrounding Flynn

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/15/house-gop-leaders-demand-justice-department-ig-probe-leaks-surrounding-flynn/?utm_term=.a6f628d5b8e8

 

Flynn saga shifts balance of power between president, Congress

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-democrats-reject-push-for-outside-probe-of-trump-russia-links/2017/02/15/5dee838c-f390-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.7fcbe3e3f9c3

 

Comey’s behavior looks worse and worse

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/02/15/james-comeys-behavior-looks-worse-and-worse/?tid=hybrid_collaborative_1_na&utm_campaign=e62d3ffd8f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_16&utm_medium=email&utm_source=All%20Poynter%20Subscribers&utm_term=.4f8be04a83e4

 

Restaurants will test if the U.S. can stomach a day without immigrants

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/restaurants-a-day-without-immigrants_us_58a4cacee4b037d17d248182?l5dra1dqxx2k2o6r&&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Morning%20Email%20021617&utm_content=The%20Morning%20Email%20021617+CID_50806addcbbd076a84f92cd1f42d78ae&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/immigration-restaurant-strike-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

A day without immigrants protests planned today. Up next, a day without women.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article132988119.html

 

Refugees in Florida are in the spotlight again. Here's what you need to know.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/refugees-in-florida-are-in-the-spotlight-again-heres-what-you-need-to-know/2313296?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Miami has always welcomed immigrants like me -- don’t stop now

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article132999299.html

 

Is fear the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement goal?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/is-fear-the-trump-administrations-immigration-enforcement-goal/2017/02/15/8dca0cbc-f236-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html?utm_term=.55602f59aa9e

 

Who will watch the agents watching our borders?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/opinion/who-will-watch-the-agents-watching-our-borders.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170216&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Report: Anti-Muslim groups triple in U.S. amid Trump hate rhetoric

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/15/report-anti-muslim-groups-triple-us-amid-trump-hate-rhetoric/97914684/

 

Eight years in prison for voting illegally is a gross injustice

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/another-voice-eight-years-in-prison-for-voting-illegally-is-a-gross/2313393

 

Austerity was a bigger disaster than we thought

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/15/austerity-was-a-bigger-disaster-than-we-thought/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.537a712b4b55

 

White House proposes new rules to steady insurance markets under health law

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/affordable-care-act-obamacare-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=12&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Yellen and House Republicans clash over Fed’s performance

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/business/economy/janet-yellen-house-financial-services-republicans.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170215&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Warren questions bank lobbyist’s “inappropriate” involvement in Trump order

https://thinkprogress.org/elizabeth-warren-trump-lobbyist-order-8ed464706da3#.vdj61feqs

 

Puzder drops labor nomination, throwing White House into more turmoil

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/now-6-republicans-are-on-the-fence-about-andrew-puzder/2017/02/15/e34cada6-f38b-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-banner-main_puzder-135pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.3670f9722fcf

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/us/politics/andrew-puzder-withdrew-labor-secretary.html?emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-real-reason-why-andy-puzder-wont-become-labor-secretary/

 

Labor unions take victory lap after Puzder withdrawal (Richard Trumka quoted)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/15/labor-unions-take-victory-lap-after-puzder-withdrawal/?utm_term=.89aa8cffa2f1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/15/democrats-finally-claim-a-trump-cabinet-scalp-andrew-puzder-its-only-a-consolation-prize/?utm_term=.cf0d3ffab4d4

 

Collins says she will vote against Trump’s EPA nominee

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/15/susan-collins-says-she-will-vote-against-trumps-epa-nominee/?utm_term=.f867905cd7bd

 

Acting EPA head: Hiring freeze challenges ability to get the agency’s work done

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/15/acting-epa-head-hiring-freeze-challenges-our-ability-to-get-the-agencys-work-done/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.adc1303b8406

 

The Endangered Species Act may be heading for the threatened list

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/15/the-endangered-species-act-may-be-heading-for-the-threatened-list-this-hearing-confirmed-it/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.82f8feef30b8

 

Trump’s pick for budget director just lost a crucial backer in the Senate

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/02/15/trumps-pick-for-budget-director-just-lost-a-crucial-backer-in-the-senate/?utm_term=.fc7af68fd0ac

 

Priebus struggles to control fractious White House

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/reince-priebus-trump-white-house-235076

 

Trump friends and donors jockey for ambassadorships

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/whos-got-dibs-on-france-trump-friends-and-donors-jockey-for-ambassadorships/2017/02/15/94d111ee-efb7-11e6-9973-c5efb7ccfb0d_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-banner-main_ambassadors-910pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.c327b26bac0d

 

Miami Marlins owner is being considered for U.S. ambassador to France, report says

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/mlb/miami-marlins/article132981224.html

 

Trump, asked about anti-Semitism, brags about election victory

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-anti-semitism-question-netanyahu-presser-235055

 

Trump, meeting with Netanyahu, backs away from Palestinian state

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-israel-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/15/trump-tells-netanyahu-to-hold-back-on-west-bank-settlements/?utm_term=.52b095a67f54

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/opinion/inching-toward-a-one-state-solution.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170216&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-president-makes-a-dubious-shift-on-israel/2017/02/15/3af94bfc-f3a7-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.9d36b68473c9

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-one-two-however-many-solution-1d6ae7159411#.61srn7fz3

 

Palestinians dismayed as U.S. appears to back off two-state solution

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/middleeast/trump-israel-two-state-solution.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Defense secretary Mattis tells NATO allies to spend more, or else

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/europe/jim-mattis-nato-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Where is Tillerson? Top envoy keeps head down

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/europe/germany-rex-tillerson.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

What should military leaders do if the president provokes an international crisis?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/02/16/what-should-u-s-military-leaders-do-if-the-president-provokes-a-major-international-crisis/?utm_term=.b964753f74cc

 

Americans are seriously stressed out about the future of the country, survey finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/02/15/americans-are-seriously-stressed-out-about-the-future-of-the-country-survey-finds/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.abb764adefc9

 

Drip, drip, drip

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/opinion/drip-drip-drip.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170216&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump has turned evading responsibility into an art form

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/16/donald-trump-evading-responsibility-art-form-mike-flynn?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=213624&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Why do smart people in the White House do stupid things? Trump tells them to.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-do-smart-people-in-the-white-house-do-stupid-things-because-trump-told-them-to/2017/02/15/bd59e3a2-f3c7-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html?utm_term=.f6458dd6c3b3

 

FBI releases file on 1970s Trump housing discrimination case

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fbi-releases-file-on-1970s-trump-housing-discrimination-case/2017/02/15/b9ef9a7e-f3e3-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.a1361be0006a

 

Congressman says constituents asking for a town hall are “enemies” of democracy

https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-says-constituents-asking-for-a-town-hall-are-enemies-of-democracy-a492ea1e3fa0#.saebcfden

 

Journalists, battered and groggy, find a renewed sense of mission

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/business/media/trump-journalism-media-competition.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170216&nl=first-draft&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The value of American freedoms

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-the-value-of-american-freedoms/2313359

 

 

 

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