Today's news -- February 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

Most teachers continue to get strong evaluation ratings *

Nearly all of Florida's evaluated public school teachers continued to receive strong reviews in 2015-16, according to newly released data from the state Department of Education. As in previous years, about 98 percent of teachers statewide rated either "highly effective" (42.9%) or "effective" (52.0%), with a tiny 0.2 percent receiving "unsatisfactory" marks, 0.7 percent as "developing" in their first three years, and 1.2 percent "needs improvement." Another 28,683 teachers were not evaluated. For the past five years, these results have been used to guide district decisions on raises and contract renewals, among other key actions. The state also has taken the information into account when determining eligibility for its controversial Best and Brightest bonus. District leaders, meanwhile, have suggested they would like to see a more meaningful evaluation model that places a heavier emphasis on criteria other than test scores, with an eye toward helping teachers identify areas of excellence and deficits needing more training. Superintendents recently called upon lawmakers to eliminate the value-added model, that incorporates testing results, and allow for more locally driven decisions. State Sens. Bill Montford, Rene Garcia and Larry Lee have filed a bill (SB 964) that would take that step, among other changes to the system. Download the full data set for more details, including results for administrators and other instructional personnel, as well as school by school information. 

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/most-florida-teachers-continue-to-get-strong-evaluation-ratings/2313877

 

Faulty logic and incomplete analyses limit report

In December 2016, Bellwether Education Partners released a report that advocated for the maintenance of key elements of high-stakes teacher evaluation, with a focus on accountability and the use of student outcomes to evaluate teachers. The report sought to influence states' decisions about possible revisions to teacher evaluation policies under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). An academic review of the report finds that its conclusions are underdeveloped and unsubstantiated. Amy Farley, University of Cincinnati, reviewed For Good Measure? Teacher Evaluation Policy in the ESSA Era for the Think Twice think tank review project. Since 2009, the federal government has spurred states make wide reaching changes to teacher evaluation laws. This report sought to review recent teacher evaluation policy movement and identify positive outcomes of the new systems and negative consequences. It urged policymakers to move slowly in revising their systems. Farley says, "While the report raises several good questions with regard to the future of teacher evaluation, it overstates the likelihood that ESSA will result in widespread changes to evaluations." According to Farley, the report ignores the extant literature regarding substantial technical challenges and unintended consequences of growth measures. Also, the report dismissed the ideological and political debates surrounding teacher accountability. In conclusion, Farley finds "The unsubstantiated claims and dogged defense of student growth metrics provide little fresh or worthwhile new directions to policymakers seeking a nuanced and research-based discussion of teacher evaluation reform in the ESSA era."

http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Think_Twice/TT-Farley-Teacher-Eval.htm

 

School boards should encourage public comments (Anna Fusco quoted)
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-editorial-school-board-comments-20170220-story.html

 

Legislature's own research reveals disparities in school recess

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article133837454.html#emlnl=Afternoon_Update

 

Schools’ struggles erode Jefferson's economy

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/money/2017/02/20/failing-schools-erode-jeffersons-economy/98148668/

 

Have we lost sight of the promise of public schools? *

In the days leading up to and after Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as secretary of education, a hashtag spread across Twitter: #publicschoolproud. Parents and teachers tweeted photos of their kids studying, performing, eating lunch together. People of all races tweeted about how public schools changed them, saved them, helped them succeed. The hashtag and storytelling was a rebuttal to DeVos, who called traditional public schools a “dead end” and who bankrolled efforts to pass reforms in Michigan, her home state, that would funnel public funds in the form of vouchers into religious and privately operated schools and encouraged the proliferation of for-profit charter schools. The tweets railed against DeVos’ labeling of public schools as an industry that needed to adopt the free-market principles of competition and choice. #Publicschoolproud was seen as an effort to show that public schools still mattered. But the enthusiastic defense obscured a larger truth: We began moving away from the “public” in public education a long time ago. In fact, treating public schools like a business these days is largely a matter of fact in many places. Parents have pushed for school-choice policies that encourage shopping for public schools that they hope will give their children an advantage and for the expansion of charter schools that are run by private organizations with public funds. Large numbers of public schools have selective admissions policies that keep most kids out. And parents pay top dollar to buy into neighborhoods zoned to “good” public schools that can be as exclusive as private ones. The glaring reality is, whether we are talking about schools or other institutions, it seems as if we have forgotten what “public” really means. The word derives from the Latin word publicus, meaning “of the people.” This concept — that the government belongs to the people and the government should provide for the good of the people — was foundational to the world’s nascent democracies. Where once citizens paid taxes to the monarchy in the hope that it would serve the public too, in democracies they paid taxes directly for infrastructure and institutions that benefited society as a whole. The tax dollars of ancient Athenians and Romans built roads and aqueducts, but they also provided free meals to widows whose husbands died in war. “Public” stood not just for how something was financed — with the tax dollars of citizens — but for a communal ownership of institutions and for a society that privileged the common good over individual advancement. Early on, it was this investment in public institutions that set America apart from other countries. Public hospitals ensured that even the indigent received good medical care — health problems for some could turn into epidemics for us all. Public parks gave access to the great outdoors not just to the wealthy who could retreat to their country estates but to the masses in the nation’s cities. Every state invested in public universities. Public schools became widespread in the 1800s, not to provide an advantage for particular individuals but with the understanding that shuffling the wealthy and working class together (though not black Americans and other racial minorities) would create a common sense of citizenship and national identity, that it would tie together the fates of the haves and the have-nots and that doing so benefited the nation. A sense of the public good was a unifying force because it meant that the rich and the poor, the powerful and the meek, shared the spoils — as well as the burdens — of this messy democracy. Achieving this has never been an easy feat. The tension between individual striving and the common good, between the beliefs that strong government protects and provides for its citizens and that big government leads to tyranny, has always existed in this country. As a result, support for public institutions and expansive government has ebbed and flowed. When Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in response to the Great Depression, ushered through the biggest expansion of federal programs in our nation’s history, he did so because he thought that government regulation was necessary to empower common people against corporations and banks but also that government should provide certain protections for its citizens. Under the New Deal, we got Social Security and unemployment insurance. Federal housing projects — public housing — meant quality dwellings for the nation’s working people. Federal works projects employed millions of out-of-work Americans and brought infrastructure to communities that had not been able to pay for it on their own. At the same time, the New Deal stoked the ire of a small-government, antiregulation minority, who began to push back, though it would take some decades before their views became mainstream. They promoted free-market principles, deregulation and the privatization of functions normally handled by the government and sought to define all things — like the benefits of education — strictly in terms of their economic value. Nonetheless, Roosevelt’s government expansion was widely supported, and Americans elected him to an unprecedented four terms as president. But the broad support of public programs and institutions hinged on a narrow definition of who that public was: white Americans. To get his New Deal passed, Roosevelt compromised with white Southerners in Congress, and much of the legislation either explicitly or implicitly discriminated against black citizens, denying them many of its benefits. As the civil rights movement gained ground in the 1950s and 1960s, however, a series of court rulings and new laws ensured that black Americans now had the same legal rights to public schools, libraries, parks and swimming pools as white Americans. But as black Americans became part of the public, white Americans began to pull away. Instead of sharing their public pools with black residents — whose tax dollars had also paid for them — white Americans founded private clubs (often with public funds) or withdrew behind their fences where they dug their own pools. Public housing was once seen as a community good that drew presidents for photo ops. But after federal housing policies helped white Americans buy their own homes in the suburbs, black Americans, who could not get government-subsidized mortgages, languished in public housing, which became stigmatized. Where once public transportation showed a city’s forward progress, white communities began to fight its expansion, fearing it would give unwanted people access to their enclaves. And white Americans began to withdraw from public schools or move away from school districts with large numbers of black children once the courts started mandating desegregation. Some communities shuttered public schools altogether rather than allow black children to share publicly funded schools with white children. The very voucher movement that is at the heart of DeVos’ educational ideas was born of white opposition to school desegregation as state and local governments offered white children vouchers to pay for private schools — known as segregation academies — that sprouted across the South after the Supreme Court struck down school segregation in 1954.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/magazine/have-we-lost-sight-of-the-promise-of-public-schools.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170221&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Worldwide, school choice hasn’t improved performance

http://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2017-01-30/little-global-evidence-suggests-school-choice-helps-performance?src=usn_tw

 

NEA president sends letter to DeVos (by Lily Eskelsen García)
http://krwg.org/post/nea-president-sends-letter-education-secretary-betsy-devos

 

DeVos’ accusation about department’s IDEA website (Randi Weingarten quoted)

http://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-president-randi-weingarten-education-secretary-betsy-devos-accusation

 

Georgia won’t improve its schools until it stops teacher blame game

http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2017/02/19/opinion-georgia-wont-improve-its-schools-until-it-stops-teacher-blame-game/?ecmp=newspaper_email&user-access=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE0ODc2MjQ0MDAsImV4cCI6MTQ4NzczOTU5OSwicHJvZHVjdHMiOlt7InBpZCI6Ind3dy5teWFqYy5jb20iLCJleHAiOjE0ODc3Mzk1OTksImF1dGhlbiI6ImJ5cGFzcyJ9XX0.CQp4KUiSyc8I7zn8Z-2QgpQ_Ku04jRTYvSnWNAPTdJ0&uuid=FEA48C6A-5EE4-4B9B-8AEF-47B755B9127B

 

A cautionary tale about the fight over a charter school

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/21/a-cautionary-tale-about-the-fight-over-a-charter-school-and-the-effect-on-a-community/?utm_term=.2ae5a0fe26d8

 

For-profit schools see new day under Trump

Since Election Day, for-profit college companies have been on a hot streak. DeVry Education Group’s stock has leapt more than 40 percent. Strayer’s jumped 35 percent and Grand Canyon Education’s more than 28 percent. You do not need an M.B.A. to figure out why. Top officials in Washington who spearheaded a relentless crackdown on the multibillion-dollar industry have been replaced by others who have profited from it. President Trump ran the now-defunct Trump University, which wound up besieged by lawsuits from former students and New York’s attorney general, who called the operation a fraud. Within days of the election, Trump, without admitting any wrongdoing, agreed to a $25 million settlement. Betsy DeVos, the newly installed secretary of education, is an ardent campaigner for privately run schools and has investments in for-profit educational ventures. While DeVos’ nomination attracted a flood of attention, most was focused on the K-through-12 system and the use of taxpayer-funded vouchers for private, online and religious schools. Higher education was barely mentioned during her confirmation hearings. Yet colleges and universities are the institutions most directly influenced by the federal government, while public schools remain largely in the hands of states and localities. So it is in higher education that the new administration’s power is likely to be felt most keenly and quickly. Under the Obama administration, the Education Department discouraged students from attending for-profit colleges, arguing recently that the data showed “community colleges offer a better deal than comparable programs at for-profit colleges with higher price tags.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/business/for-profit-education-trump-devos.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

St. Petersburg College seeks public input in its search for a new president

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/st-petersburg-college-seeks-public-input-in-its-search-for-a-new-president/2313924

 

House offers Visit Florida some money, but still huge cut

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/richard-corcorans-plan-b-keep-visit-florida-slash-budget-to-25-million-end/2313909?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/20/house-speaker-drops-plan-strip-money-visit-florida/98172544/

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Speaker%20offers%20money%20for%20Visit%20Florida%20with%20conditions

 

As Scott and House wage war, Senate steps back

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/as-rick-scott-and-house-wage-war-senate-steps-back/2313865?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Daily%20Buzz%20on%20Florida%20Politics%20-%20022017&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Scott still swinging against GOP opposition to incentives

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/232464-rick-scott-still-swinging

 

Gruters pitches reforms for embattled agencies

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Gruters%20pitches%20reforms%20for%20embattled%20agencies

 

Don’t close the blinds on Sunshine Law — we have a right to know

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article133940329.html

 

End Legislature's lawmaker-lobbyists

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20170220/editorial-end-legislatures-lawmaker-lobbyists

 

D'Alemberte: Preparing for an effective Constitution Revision Commission

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/dalemberte-preparing-for-an-effective-constitution-revision-commission/2313880

 

Trump spends 25 percent of first month in Sunshine State

http://postonpolitics.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/02/20/florida-man-trump-spends-25-of-first-month-in-sunshine-state/

 

Protesters rally against Trump in Palm Beach for third straight week

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-reg-trump-protest-week-three20170220-story.html

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/anti-trump-protesters-outnumber-supporters-president-departs/rCEc2xodQxIo1TrrXq2VPO/?ecmp=newspaper_email&user-access=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE0ODc2MjQ0MDAsImV4cCI6MTQ4NzczOTU5OSwicHJvZHVjdHMiOlt7InBpZCI6Ind3dy5teXBhbG1iZWFjaHBvc3QuY29tIiwiZXhwIjoxNDg3NzM5NTk5LCJhdXRoZW4iOiJieXBhc3MifV19.n9yDhMcvE8u3WBOV6vd7sotH3bt1fTXMpAu5LKGJH9A&uuid=FEA48C6A-5EE4-4B9B-8AEF-47B755B9127B

 

Will Trump return to Palm Beach for gala Saturday?

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/will-trump-return-palm-beach-for-cleveland-clinic-gala-saturday/3n69F46BCtihGvz8nKv72L/?ecmp=newspaper_email&user-access=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE0ODc2MjQ0MDAsImV4cCI6MTQ4NzczOTU5OSwicHJvZHVjdHMiOlt7InBpZCI6Ind3dy5teXBhbG1iZWFjaHBvc3QuY29tIiwiZXhwIjoxNDg3NzM5NTk5LCJhdXRoZW4iOiJieXBhc3MifV19.n9yDhMcvE8u3WBOV6vd7sotH3bt1fTXMpAu5LKGJH9A&uuid=FEA48C6A-5EE4-4B9B-8AEF-47B755B9127B

 

Trump's Winter White House takes over Palm Beach

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/20/politics/donald-trump-mar-a-lago-palm-beach/index.html

 

Feds: 12 planes violated Trump air space over weekend

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local-govt--politics/feds-planes-violated-trump-air-space-over-weekend/cJ4hcf9SiyxuWtKOiUWf6H/

 

Trump visit in April would cancel Boca airport event for disabled kids

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local-govt--politics/trump-visit-april-would-cancel-boca-airport-event-for-disabled-kids/qgzmJTpTQWBl7B2AnKW5eO/

 

Trump's aides don't want to admit the president is golfing

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/20/politics/donald-trump-golfing-presidency/

 

Trump used to have a slightly different opinion of presidents playing golf

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/13/trump-used-to-have-a-slightly-different-opinion-of-presidents-playing-golf/?utm_term=.74af5aa09c9c&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/20/trump-a-frequent-critic-of-obamas-golfing-played-18-holes-sunday-with-rory-mcliroy/?utm_term=.6d07d0000386&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

In Trump's future looms a familiar shutdown threat

https://apnews.com/ee1c7131968c4c01b69816cf802f93eb

 

The Trump White House is already cooking the books

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-trump-team-is-already-cooking-the-books/2017/02/20/a793961e-f7b2-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?utm_term=.db490d0763f2&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump to roll back Obama’s climate, water rules through executive action

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/20/trump-to-roll-back-obamas-climate-water-rules-through-executive-action/?utm_term=.4326df541d23&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Obamacare’s enduring victory

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamacares-enduring-victory/2017/02/20/f4354af2-f7a9-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html?utm_term=.7180b479c7dd&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

In Ohio’s Trump country, a House conservative gets an earful

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/in-ohios-trump-country-a-house-conservative-gets-an-earful/2017/02/20/a3d36002-f778-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html?utm_term=.c1c4e4060a00&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Strikes were a part of Women's Day before. With Trump, they will be again

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/21/womens-day-strike-march-8-donald-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=214319&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Employees across U.S. fired after joining “day without immigrants” protest

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/employees-across-u-s-fired-after-joining-day-without-immigrants-n722991

 

Bloomberg-backed group launches new immigration push under Trump

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/immigration-bloomberg-group-trump-235165

 

FSU student organizations, community groups rally for undocumented students

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/FSU-student-community-groups-rally-for-undocumented-students-414283373.html

 

Lake lawmaker files bill to ban sanctuary cities in Florida

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170221/lake-county-lawmaker-files-bill-to-ban-sanctuary-cities-in-florida

 

Anti-Muslim groups have tripled. But this isn’t just a U.S. problem

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/feb/21/uk-us-hate-crime-rise-rightwing-populism?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=214319&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Lewandowski saw no evidence of voter fraud in New Hampshire

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/320361-lewandowski-says-he-didnt-see-evidence-of-trumps-voter-fraud-claims

 

Texan fights harsh voter fraud sentence: “I just wanted them to hear my voice”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/21/rosa-ortega-voter-fraud-texas-mexico-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=214319&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Jewish cemetery vandalized; centers threatened and calls on Trump to act

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/20/scores-of-headstones-vandalized-at-st-louis-jewish-cemetery-jewish-centers-threatened-across-country-as-jewish-centers-receive-threats-across-country/?hpid=hp_rhp-more-top-stories_no-name:homepage/story&utm_term=.61ceb3377a1c

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/21/vandals-damage-dozens-of-headstones-in-jewish-cemetery-in-missouri?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=214319&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bomb-threats-jewish-community-centers_us_58ab56a5e4b0f077b3ecfec4?ldhypzgbq8p7am7vi&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Morning%20Email%20022117&utm_content=The%20Morning%20Email%20022117+CID_96a4a8f30b880a73454c1987b12806c2&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&

 

Ivanka Trump calls for tolerance after threats on Jewish centers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/ivanka-trump-jewish-community-centers.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170221&nl=first-draft&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Who are the richest of the rich?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-money/who-are-the-richest-of-the-rich.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/your-money/where-the-worlds-wealthiest-invest-their-billions.html

 

Trump’s actions speak louder than his words (by Randi Weingarten)

http://www.aft.org/column/trumps-actions-speak-louder-his-words

 

We don’t have a president. We have a high priest of the American id

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/232390-dont-president-high-priest-american-id

 

Gorsuch, like previous Supreme Court nominees, keeps views hidden

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/gorsuch-like-previous-supreme-court-nominees-keeps-views-hidden.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170220&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Court fight follows Democrats home

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-democrats-home-states-235205

 

On free press, Supreme Court pick at odds with Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/on-free-press-supreme-court-pick-at-odds-with-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170221&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The real enemy of the people is a president who opposes the free press

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-real-enemy-of-the-people-is-a-president-who-opposes-the-free-press/

 

How Trump’s obsession with the media endangers his presidency -- and all of us

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/20/how-trumps-obsession-with-the-media-endangers-his-presidency-and-all-of-us/?utm_term=.c05df52ecc23&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Why nobody cares the president is lying

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/why-nobody-cares-the-president-is-lying.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170221&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=12&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s nominees gripe the White House isn’t protecting them

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-nominees-confirmation-cabinet-235157

 

Ross’ first task should be saving the 2020 Census

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/wilbur-rosss-first-task-should-be-saving-the-census/2017/02/20/f6c06c90-f527-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.1bf33e273e6f&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

White House counsel is “going to be an enabler”
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/trump-mcgahn-white-house-lawyer-214801

 

For a Trump adviser, an odyssey from the fringes of D.C. to the center of power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/for-a-trump-adviser-an-odyssey-from-the-fringes-of-washington-to-the-center-of-power/2017/02/20/0a326260-f2cb-11e6-b9c9-e83fce42fb61_story.html?utm_term=.afed9b36f5fe

 

Men outnumber women more than 2-1 among top White House aides

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/20/men-outnumber-women-trump-aide-white-house/97913112/

 

From an anchor’s lips to Trump’s ears to Sweden’s disbelief

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/world/europe/trump-pursues-his-attack-on-sweden-with-scant-evidence.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170221&nl=first-draft&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump tries to shift the conversation on Sweden

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/02/20/trump-tries-to-shift-the-conversation-on-sweden/?utm_term=.1c0d2c0c3a15&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Fox News is now forging U.S. foreign policy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/02/20/fox-news-is-now-forging-u-s-foreign-policy/?utm_term=.8eaacc5e7088&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump chooses McMaster as national security adviser

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/mcmaster-national-security-adviser-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170221&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-taps-army-lt-gen-hr-mcmaster-as-his-new-national-security-adviser/2017/02/20/3a8fd9fa-f7ae-11e6-be05-1a3817ac21a5_story.html?utm_term=.6f6ece6cf15c&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-picks-lt-gen-hr-mcmaster-to-be-national-security-adviser-235212

 

Trump's new warrior-scholar

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-mcmaster-national-security-235213

 

Contradicting Trump on Russia: Russian Officials

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/us/politics/donald-trump-russia.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170221&nl=first-draft&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s Russia motives

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/opinion/trumps-russia-motives.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170221&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

 

 

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