Today's news -- February 6. 2017

 

 

DeVos opposition snowballs into avalanche *

Adversaries of Betsy DeVos are mounting a furious last-minute bid to sink her nomination for Education secretary, with tactics that include a “tie-breaker telethon” in Alaska, a flood of emails to U.S. senators and celebrity appeals to millions of Twitter followers. Teachers unions, civil rights advocates and a ragtag assemblage of other opponents are bombarding congressional offices with tens of thousands of phone calls and more than 1 million emails -- a massive but almost certainly doomed effort to vanquish one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial Cabinet picks.  Sen. Brian Schatz, a Hawaii Democrat, said on Twitter that the last three days had “been the busiest in Capitol switchboard history” by “almost double.” He urged opponents of DeVos to “keep it up.” The campaign kicked into high gear this week after two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, announced their opposition, leaving the charter schools advocate hanging by a 50-50 thread. Just one more “no” vote and DeVos is done — a prospect that seems tantalizingly close for Democrats but that GOP leaders say they’re confident won’t happen. Author Stephen King, a Maine resident, tweeted to his 2.8 million followers: “Thanks to Susan Collins for saying ‘No’ on Betsy DeVos. Notice that it's possible to be a good Republican and still say no to Donald Trump.” A final vote is expected Tuesday, and as it stands, Vice President Mike Pence is expected to be summoned to the Capitol to push DeVos over the top. DeVos cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday morning. But critics are going into overdrive, determined to try to turn one more Republican before Tuesday’s vote. George Takei, the activist and former “Star Trek” star, urged his 2.1 million followers to double down on their efforts. “With two GOP Senators defecting, Betsy DeVos could be denied,” he tweeted. “We need one more with courage.” Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer, whose mother was a public school teacher, is among those who have been caught in the crossfire. Fischer became a target after DeVos’ opponents assumed she was undecided. But Fischer, a DeVos supporter, said she was merely sticking to her longtime practice of keeping silent until she voted.  She now plans to change that policy. “There was such a to-do over this that, yes, I had to put out my statement before I voted,” Fischer said, adding that phone lines to her office were entirely tied up. Nevada Republican, Sen. Dean Heller, who also came out in support of DeVos, said on Twitter that his staff was struggling to keep up with all the calls. Teachers unions, who have long warred with DeVos over her support of charter school expansion and using taxpayer money for vouchers, among other things, are continuing to mobilize hundreds of thousands of their members across the country to call lawmakers. The country’s largest union, the National Education Association, says it has organized more than 80,000 phone calls and more than 1.1 million emails in the past four weeks. But the opposition to DeVos mushroomed into something bigger after clips from her bumpy confirmation hearing exploded across social media, reinforcing questions about her qualifications for the job and turning the nominee into a punchline on late night television. “Betsy DeVos teaches us that if you're born rich, never go to public schools, and hate public schools, someday you can run public schools,” tweeted comedian Mike Birbiglia. Billionaire philanthropist and education reformer Eli Broad, a Democrat who has donated to both parties and pushed for charter school expansion, penned a letter this week urging the Senate to reject DeVos. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, who is usually on the opposite side from Broad, shares his position on DeVos. Education secretary nominees are usually given great deference by both parties, she said. But “DeVos breaks the mold.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/betsy-devos-opposition-confirmation-234640

 

Why I won’t vote for DeVos

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/opinion/why-i-wont-vote-for-betsy-devos.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170203&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Senators: DeVos is the wrong choice

http://time.com/4658065/betsy-devos-secretary-education-nominee/?xid=homepage

 

Pennsylvania senator still backs DeVos -- despite avalanche of calls

http://www.suwanneedemocrat.com/cnhi_network/sen-toomey-still-backs-devos---despite-avalanche-of/article_eb647cde-bf73-5da4-8510-ca5c14ed172e.html

 

Pence plans to use tie-breaking vote to confirm DeVos for education post

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/05/mike-pence-betsy-devos-cabinet-tie-breaking-vote?CMP=edit_2221

 

Another billionaire weighs in against DeVos

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/02/04/another-billionaire-weighs-in-against-devos/

 

Gillum says he stands with Florida teachers in opposing DeVos (FEA mentioned)
http://floridapolitics.com/archives/231531-andrew-gillum-says-stands-florida-teachers-opposing-betsy-devos

 

Pro-DeVos ads say “liberal” critics are full of “rage and hate”

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/pro-devos-ads-say-liberal-critics-are-full-of-rage-and-hate-as-anti-devos/2312142

 

DeVos confirmation hearings spark Title IX concerns

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/betsy-devos-confirmation-hearing-title-ix-concerns

 

SNL takes a jab at DeVos during a mock Sean Spicer news conference

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/02/05/snl-takes-a-jab-at-betsy-devos-during-a-mock-sean-spicer-press-conference/?utm_term=.b08d2d84b866

 

The expensive hoax of vouchers

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/02/03/phyllis-bush-the-expensive-hoax-of-vouchers/

 

Few Duval Teachers of the Year won controversial bonuses (FEA mentioned)
http://jacksonville.com/news/2017-02-04/few-duval-teachers-year-won-controversial-bonuses

 

More teachers failing state-mandated Florida Teacher Certification Exam

http://www.abcactionnews.com/longform/teachers-failing-state-certification-test-at-alarming-rates

 

Hispanics now largest demographic group in Palm Beach schools

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-palm-beach-hispanic-students-20170204-story.html

 

Homeless students need more support from state and community

http://staugustine.com/news-local-news/2017-02-06/homeless-students-need-more-support-state-and-community

 

Santa Rosa school district, teachers at odds over contract

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/santa-rosa/2017/02/03/santa-rosa-district-teachers-odds-over-contract/97401094/

 

Challenge of Florida's third-grade retention law heads back to court

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/challenge-of-floridas-third-grade-retention-law-heads-back-to-court/2312016

 

How school grades led to the elimination of recess

http://accountabaloney.com/index.php/2017/01/30/how-school-grades-led-to-the-elimination-of-recess/

 

Computer coding as a foreign language? Florida lawmakers again push the idea

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article130772249.html

 

Lawmakers file bill to protect "religious expression" in state schools

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-religious-expression-public-schools-baxley-20170203-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Scott's budget, charter school funding and more

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/gradebook-podcast-gov-scotts-budget-charter-school-funding-and-more/2311993

 

Arizona charter operator makes millions by real estate deals with taxpayer money

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/02/04/jim-hall-arizona-charter-operator-makes-millions-by-real-estate-deals-with-taxpayer-money/

 

Fund UF push to hire faculty

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20170205/editorial-fund-uf-push-to-hire-faculty?rssfeed=true

 

FGCU to pick presidential finalists from pool including politicians, administrators

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/02/fgcu-to-pick-presidential-finalists-from-pool-including-politicians-college-administrators-109346

http://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2017/02/04/search-president-new-names-same-problem/97437762/

 

Find money for student mental health services

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-find-money-for-student-mental-health-services/2312013

 

Can Florida cities insist on higher wages for workers?

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-can-florida-cities-insist-higher-wages-for-workers/4HffsacM9qM2oEVCeFek2K/

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/gop-reps-want-to-take-away-cities-right-to-pay-more-to-blue-collar-workers-9112205

 

Bilirakis gets earful at “listening session” to improve Obamacare — not repeal it

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/02/gop-congressman-gets-earful-at-listening-session-to-keep-and-improve-obamacare-not-repeal-it-109343

http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/a-bilirakis-gathering-turns-out-to-be-strongly-pro-obamacare/2312107?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter

 

Another assault on public access

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170205/editorial-another-assault-on-public-access

 

Roll back Florida's felon-voting ban

http://www.ocala.com/opinion/20170205/editorial-roll-back-floridas-felon-voting-ban

 

Invest in access to civil justice

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-legal-aid-payoff-20170203-story.html

 

Florida legislators take aim at taxpayers' aid to lure and retain companies

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/2017/02/04/house-republicans-take-aim-scott-incentives/97455262/

 

Scott confident agencies will survive session

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170204/scott-confident-agencies-will-survive-session

 

Contrasting visions portend conflict for Florida leaders

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170204/contrasting-visions-portend-conflict-for-florida-leaders

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-editorial-scott-budget-20170202-story.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/brinkmann-on-business/os-rick-scott-jobs-summit-blog-20170203-story.html

 

Young says angry tone doesn't help; opposes killing Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/dana-young-says-tallahassees-angry-tone-doesnt-help-opposes-killing/2311978?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY%20BUZZ_USE%20THIS%20ONE_Clone%20first

 

Corcoran threatens to sue Visit Tampa Bay over financial records

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/speaker-corcoran-threatens-to-sue-visit-tampa-bay-over-financial-records/2312060?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter

 

Give state workers pay raises

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-give-state-workers-pay-raises/2312010

 

Judge halts Trump’s immigration order nationwide

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/us/visa-ban-legal-challenge.html?emc=edit_th_20170204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/federal-judge-in-seattle-halts-trumps-immigration-order/

 

Appeals court rejects request to immediately restore travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/politics/visa-ban-trump-judge-james-robart.html

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/05/travel-ban-white-house-files-appeal-against-ruling-as-trump-says-well-win?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump lashes out a federal judge over ruling on travel ban

http://wsvn.com/news/politics/trump-lashes-out-a-federal-judge-over-ruling-on-travel-ban/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/02/05/joe-scarborough-trumps-reckless-shot-at-a-federal-judge/?utm_term=.1a98cd535a71

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/05/trump-travel-ban-suspension-appeal-mike-pence-bernie-sanders?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211999&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

“So-called” judge criticized by Trump is known as a mainstream Republican

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/james-robart-judge-trump-ban-seattle.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/02/04/meet-the-bush-appointed-federal-judge-who-halted-trumps-executive-order/?postshare=5151486231008372&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.d7ee57822213

 

“An epic confrontation”: Has travel ban put White House and courts at odds?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/04/donald-trump-travel-ban-constitutional-crisis?CMP=edit_2221

https://niskanencenter.org/blog/trump-threat-rule-law-constitution/

 

Pence defends Trump’s criticism of judge who blocked travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-travel-ban-judge.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170205&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

McConnell rebukes Trump's judge attack

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/mcconnell-rebukes-trump-judge-attack-234660

 

Democrats raise issues of independent courts as Trump lashes out

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/04/democrats-react-trump-travel-ban-judge-ruling?CMP=edit_2221

http://www.wesh.com/article/trump-s-criticism-of-judge-shows-limits-of-staff-s-influence/8677218

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/schumer-trump-judge-executive-order-scotus?utm_content=bufferfbae8&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Trump clashes early with courts, portending years of legal battles

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-travel-ban-judge.html?emc=edit_th_20170206&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Inside the White House-Cabinet battle over Trump’s immigration order

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/02/04/the-white-house-cabinet-battle-over-trumps-immigration-ban/?utm_term=.d23901183fb5

 

Where Trump’s travel ban stands

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/trumps-travel-ban.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170205&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Lifting of travel ban sets off rush to reach U.S.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/trump-refugee-travel-ban-lifted-reunited-families.html?em_pos=medium&emc=edit_cn_20170206&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ae916b4d177b483193fd711475356352/visa-holders-hurry-board-flights-us-amid-reprieve

 

Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/01/refugees-are-already-vigorously-vetted-i-know-because-i-vetted-them/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.12920dcd7e1f

 

Trump is driving some of the world's brightest foreign students out of America

http://www.vox.com/world/2017/1/31/14453566/trump-muslim-immigration-ban-foreign-university-students

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trumps-order-unfairly-punishes-students/2312005

 

FSU immigration advocate leads efforts to return stranded Iranian student

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/02/03/fsu-immigration-advocate-leads-efforts-return-stranded-iranian-student/97454326/

 

Immigrants want to come to America and not shoot anyone

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/05/immigrants-want-to-come-to-america-and-not-shoot-anyone-no-wonder-trump-has-banned-them?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Government reveals more than 100,000 visas revoked due to travel ban

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/government-reveals-over-100000-visas-revoked-due-to-travel-ban/2017/02/03/7d529eec-ea2c-11e6-b82f-687d6e6a3e7c_story.html?utm_term=.44fc820b5aaa

 

Trump is targeting up to 8 million people for deportation

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-deportations-20170204-story.html

 

Under crackdown, 1,000-plus “sanctuary” inmates could be detained in Miami-Dade

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article130911314.html

 

Miami-Dade turned over 11 people to immigration authorities under new policy

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article130688064.html

 

Once again, the ACLU takes its place on the front lines of a liberal resistance

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-aclu-profile-20170131-story.html

 

Anti-Trump protests continue across U.S.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/antitrump-protests-continue-across-us

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sf-trump-20170205-story.html

 

Anti-Trump protests aplenty in South Florida on Saturday

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/02/wasserman-schultz-to-lead-anti-trump-rally-in-s-fla-109341

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article130834569.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mar-a-lago-protesters-when-will-we-get-tired-of-marching-never/2017/02/04/c41cae00-eb5b-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?utm_term=.e09eb1c0dffb

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-florida-protests-mar-lago-234627

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/protesters-promise-marches-every-time-trump-visits-palm-beach/ueCvwqBIEUbBU4L07z9tcO/

 

Thousands of FSU students protest Trump's executive order

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Thousands-of-FSU-students-protest-President-Trumps-executive-order-412800553.html

 

Buckhorn to Tampa Muslims: “We will stand with you forever”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/bob-buckhorn-to-tampa-muslims-we-will-stand-with-you-forever/2312057

 

Executive order eliminating immigrant benefits would shock, distress South Florida

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article130443944.html

 

How protesters plan to get under Trump’s skin wherever he goes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-protesters-plan-to-get-under-trumps-skin-wherever-he-goes/2017/02/04/32059b9c-ea45-11e6-b82f-687d6e6a3e7c_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.51cee767ebc0

 

Why activism is for everyone

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-why-activism-is-for-everyone/2312028

 

Trump protesters borrow from tea party to put pressure on lawmakers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/trump-protesters-tea-party.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170206&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Women: Let's strike. Then Trump will see our power

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/06/women-strike-trump-resistance-power?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211999&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

GOP silence as mosques burn and bleed

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/04/gop-silence-as-mosques-burn-and-bleed.html?via=twitter_page

 

People of all faiths protest at mosques over Trump’s immigration order

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article130676849.html

 

Broad challenge to Trump order may center on Cleveland doctor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/nyregion/trump-ban-suha-amin-abdullah-abushamma.html?emc=edit_th_20170204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Immigration order complicates U.S. businesses’ plans in the Mideast

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/business/immigration-order-business-iran-iraq.html?emc=edit_th_20170204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Former top diplomats, tech giants blast immigration order as court showdown looms

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-appeals-to-restore-travel-ban-says-earlier-ruling-was-second-guessing-the-president/2017/02/05/6fcdbb5a-eb4c-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?hpid=hp_rhp-top-table-main_trumpfiling-430am:homepage/story&utm_term=.854d478ad643

 

Kerry and Albright ask courts to keep blocking Trump’s travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-john-kerry.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

White House pulls back from bid to reopen CIA “black site” prisons

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/politics/black-site-prisons-cia-terrorist.html

 

Conway calls her critics “haters” after Bowling Green fiasco

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/04/i-misspoke-one-word-kellyanne-conway-calls-her-critics-haters-after-bowling-green-fiasco/?postshare=2181486247191274&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.f9970680981a

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/us/politics/bowling-green-massacre-kellyanne-conway.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Bowling Green massacre? Conway has taken alt facts up a notch

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/03/kellyanne-conway-bowling-green-terrorist-attack-trump-team?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Is technology smart enough to fix the fake news frenzy?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/04/technology-fake-news-frenzy-google-facebook-donald-trump?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

I was on the National Security Council. Bannon doesn’t belong there.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/opinion/i-was-on-the-national-security-council-bannon-doesnt-belong-there.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170206&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Democrats aim to make Bannon a scarier Rove

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/steve-bannon-democrats-bogeyman-234611

 

How Stephen Miller's rise explains the Trump White House

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/how-stephen-millers-rise-explains-the-trump-white-house/515652/

 

Governor: White House interested in Wisconsin union law

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national/gov-walker-white-house-interested-wisconsin-union-law/aQc9bDYGHVO16Xw0d8vitM/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/04/as-unions-remain-cozy-with-trump-they-remain-wary-of-republicans-in-congress/?utm_term=.af3af096bc2b

 

Right to work is wrong for your family -- whether you are union or not

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/Right-to-Work-Is-Wrong-for-Your-Family-Whether-You-Are-Union-or-Not.-Here-s-Why

 

Trump says health law replacement may not be ready until next year

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/donald-trump-health-care-law-repeal-replace-plan.html?em_pos=medium&emc=edit_cn_20170206&nl=first-draft&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The folly of defunding Planned Parenthood

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-the-folly-of-defunding-planned-parenthood/2312000

 

As White House backs down on voter fraud, debate far from over

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2017/0203/As-White-House-backs-down-on-voter-fraud-debate-far-from-over

 

Court finds unconstitutional racial gerrymandering in Alabama legislative districts

http://eji.org/news/alabama-legislative-districts-ruled-unconstitutional

 

Trump has begun a frontal assault on financial reform

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/business/dealbook/trump-congress-financial-regulations.html?emc=edit_th_20170204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.thenation.com/article/donald-trump-has-begun-a-frontal-assault-on-financial-reform/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

After Trump moves to undo financial regulations, Sanders calls him “a fraud”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/02/05/after-trump-moves-to-undo-financial-regulations-sanders-calls-him-a-fraud/?utm_term=.2c1306167521

 

If you want to kill the solid jobs recovery, repeal Dodd-Frank

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/03/if-you-want-to-kill-the-solid-jobs-recovery-repeal-dodd-frank/?utm_term=.1976e8a87462

 

A rules change from Trump means more money for Wall Street

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-rules-change-from-trump-means-more-money-for-wall-street/2017/02/03/b6c78d3a-ea55-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html?utm_term=.7273300ecd40

 

Trump rolls back Obama rule that protected retirees from getting bilked by advisers
https://thinkprogress.org/trump-executive-orders-wall-street-bc0d65ccc5f8#.v22onw6gl

 

Springtime for scammers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/opinion/springtime-for-scammers.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170206&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Congress has rolled back two Obama-era rules that curbed pollution and corruption

https://thinkprogress.org/first-two-cras-8baa11e3bdd7#.5u2b19xle

 

GOP hurries to slash oil and gas rules, ending industries’ eight-year wait

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/politics/republicans-oil-gas-regulations.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump’s FCC quickly targets net neutrality rules

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/technology/trumps-fcc-quickly-targets-net-neutrality-rules.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

How fast-food chain led by labor nominee stiffed workers repeatedly

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/andy-puzder-hardees-labor-law-violations_us_5893b7ade4b09bd304ba7f14

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/us/politics/andrew-puzder-labor-secretary.html?emc=edit_th_20170204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Labor secretary nominee poor choice to protect workers

http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/02/04/labor-secretary-nominee-poor-choice-protect-workers/97413520/

 

Trump’s FDA pick could undo decades of drug safeguards

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/health/with-fda-vacancy-trump-sees-chance-to-speed-drugs-to-the-market.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170206&nl=first-draft&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Pruitt is seen cutting the EPA with a scalpel, not a cleaver

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/us/politics/scott-pruitt-is-seen-cutting-the-epa-with-a-scalpel-not-a-cleaver.html?em_pos=medium&emc=edit_cn_20170206&nl=first-draft&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away?

http://www.tbo.com/news/what-would-happen-to-florida-if-the-epa-really-did-go-away-20170204/

 

Obliterating EPA would create chaos, experts say

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/02/obliterating-epa-would-create-chaos-experts-say/97399494/

 

Trump's pick for Army secretary drops out

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nhl/florida-panthers/article130727754.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/us/politics/vincent-viola-withdraws-army-secretary-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170203&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/trump-viola-withdraws-army-secretary

 

Trump missing top lieutenants across federal government

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-missing-federal-agencies-deputies-234610

 

Trump repeats respect for “killer” Putin

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/politics/putin-trump-bill-oreilly.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170206&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/05/donald-trump-repeats-his-respect-for-killer-vladimir-putin?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/pence-senators-respond-after-trump-compares-us-to-putin/2017/02/05/fab1a598-ebdc-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_video.html

http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-new-flap-erupts-over-trump-comparing-1486318331-htmlstory.html

 

Rubio criticizes Trump's latest defense of Putin

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rubio-criticizes-trumps-latest-regard-for-putin/2312158

 

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran over missile test

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/us/politics/iran-sanctions-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170203&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Spicer falsely accuses Iran of attacking U.S. Navy vessel

https://theintercept.com/2017/02/02/press-secretary-sean-spicer-falsely-accuses-iran-of-attacking-u-s-navy-vessel-an-act-of-war/

 

What’s wrong with Flynn’s bluster on Iran? Plenty

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/opinion/whats-wrong-with-michael-flynns-bluster-on-iran-plenty.html?emc=edit_th_20170204&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Videos U.S. seized in Yemen raid appear to show nothing new

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/world/middleeast/yemen-raid-centcom-videos.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170203&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/03/video-released-pentagon-prove-donald-trumps-deadly-yemen-raid/

 

How the Supreme Court affects your classroom and your students (by Lily Eskelsen García)

http://lilysblackboard.org/2017/01/supreme-court-affects-classroom-students/

 

Will the Supreme Court stand up to Trump?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/will-the-supreme-court-stand-up-to-trump.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Gorsuch must condemn Trump’s attack on a judge

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/gorsuch-must-condemn-trumps-attack-on-a-judge.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170206&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Gorsuch to barnstorm the Senate this week

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/senate-gorsuch-meetings-234674

 

In fall of Gorsuch’s mother, a painful lesson in politicking

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/us/politics/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-nominee.html

 

Obama and Gorsuch rubbed shoulders at Harvard, but their paths split

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/feb/05/barack-obama-neil-gorsuch-harvard-law-classmates?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Can the Democrats be as stubborn as McConnell?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/opinion/can-the-democrats-be-as-stubborn-as-mitch-mcconnell.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

AME bishops sound a battle cry against the Trump administration

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/02/04/ame-bishops-sound-a-battle-cry-against-the-trump-administration/?utm_term=.613303ef804a

 

Trump’s lies are not the problem. It’s the millions who swallow them who matter

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/05/donald-trump-lies-belief-totalitarianism?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/why-nobody-cares-the-president-is-lying.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

The deep denialism of Trump

http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-deep-denialism-of-donald-trump?mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20(130)%20remainder&CNDID=27750248&spMailingID=10366848&spUserID=MTMzMTgyODc1NzYxS0&spJobID=1100337055&spReportId=MTEwMDMzNzA1NQS2

 

In Trumpistan, things fall apart

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/03/in-trumpistan-things-fall-apart.html?via=twitter_page

 

Trust records show Trump is still closely tied to his empire

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/us/politics/donald-trump-business.html?referer=https://t.co/IOltBs3at0

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/04/donald-trump-business-ethics-washington-hotel?CMP=edit_2221

 

Early signs suggest Trump’s actions are taking a toll on Trump brand

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/business/the-trump-brand.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Eric Trump’s business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/eric-trumps-trip-to-uruguay-cost-taxpayers-97830-in-hotel-bills/2017/02/03/ababd64e-e95c-11e6-bf6f-301b6b443624_story.html?utm_term=.99a88dfc0760

 

“The Senate is coming apart”

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/senate-outlook-battles-threats-nuclear-options-234622

 

Obama expanded our appreciation of African-American history

https://www.thenation.com/article/barack-obama-radically-expanded-our-appreciation-of-african-american-history/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_02_03&utm_term=daily

 

A lesson in black history

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/opinion/a-lesson-in-black-history.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170206&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

 

The hidden history of NASA’s black female scientists

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/05/hidden-figures-black-female-scientists-african-americans-margot-lee-shetterly-space-race?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=211891&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

The history the slaveholders wanted us to forget

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/the-history-the-slaveholders-wanted-us-to-forget.html?emc=edit_th_20170205&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

The Democrats face up to their Trump problem

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/democrats-trump-problem-protests-234624

 

Warren: Democrats need to “grow a backbone”

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/317912-elizabeth-warren-democrats-need-to-grow-a-backbone

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-congressional-progressives_us_5895e6b5e4b0406131373015?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Elizabeth%20Warren%20Gives%20Progressives%20In%20Congress%20A%20Rousing%20Call%20To%20Arms%20Against%20Trump&utm_content=Elizabeth%20Warren%20Gives%20Progressives%20In%20Congress%20A%20Rousing%20Call%20To%20Arms%20Against%20Trump+CID_c151d99d56aa445be3d0105a19a9dfc9&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Read%20More&ncid=newsltushpmgnews

 

How think tanks became engines of royal propaganda

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/222421/think-tanks-jacob-soll-propaganda

 

What will Trump administration mean for NASA and space?

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/02/03/what-trump-administration-means-for-nasa-and-space/97396362/

 

In age of Trump, scientists show signs of a political pulse

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/science/donald-trump-scientists-politics.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170206&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

 

 

 

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