Today's news -- July 13, 2017

 

 

 

More charges filed over charter school fraud claims

http://www.news4jax.com/web/wjxt/news/florida-prosecutor-charges-2-with-fraud-over-charter-schools_

 

No homework in Marion

http://www.ocala.com/news/20170712/no-homework

 

Santa Rosa superintendent responds to magistrate's ruling on teacher pay raises

http://weartv.com/news/local/santa-rosa-county-superintendent-responds-to-magistrates-ruling-on-teacher-pay-raises

 

GOP House members seek to cut education budget — but not as much as Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/education/gop-house-members-seek-to-cut-education--but-not-nearly-as-deeply-as-trump-proposed/2017/07/12/dae740c0-6723-11e7-9928-22d00a47778f_story.html

 

What you can do to resist the Trump-DeVos agenda to wreck schools

http://educationvotes.nea.org/2017/07/09/5-things-can-now-resist-trump-devos-agenda-wreck-schools/

 

Campus rape policies get a new look as the accused get DeVos’ ear

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/campus-rape-betsy-devos-title-iv-education-trump-candice-jackson.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/07/12/devos-considers-whether-to-roll-back-obama-era-approach-to-campus-sexual-assault/?utm_term=.505d3aa19bc5

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/07/13/trump-official-apologizes-for-saying-most-campus-sexual-assault-accusations-come-after-drunken-sex-breakups/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.2de0cd60e0bb

 

This is what sexual assault survivors want DeVos to know

http://www.teenvogue.com/story/sexual-assault-survivors-write-letter-to-betsy-devos/amp

 

States fight to protect students of schools

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/for-profit-college-debt-lawsuit.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170713&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

House reaches deal on expansion of college aid for military veterans

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/house-deal-expand-college-aid-military-veterans?utm_content=buffer5edd5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

The constitutional crisis in Florida we’re all missing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-constitutional-crisis-in-florida-were-all-missing/2017/07/12/16a68970-6299-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.ff31969d45c2

 

Video goes viral of traffic stop of Ayala by Orlando police officer checking auto tags

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/07/12/video-shows-ayala-grilling-cops-on-why-they-pulled-her-over-113349

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/despite-outrage-with-aramis-ayala-video-experts-say-traffic-stop-was-legit/2330242

 

Florida's private-sector job growth down 31 percent over year ago

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-adp-june-jobs-20170712-story.html

 

Thousands of Florida felons wait decades to regain the right to vote

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article160996109.html

 

Legislators quietly dish no-bid, $3 million contract to private prison group

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article160938104.html?#emlnl=Afternoon_Newsletter

 

Democracy is under siege by cyber-espionage and GOP voter suppression

https://www.thenation.com/article/american-democracy-is-now-under-siege-by-both-cyber-espionage-and-gop-voter-suppression/

 

Trump election group backs away from its request for voter data after outcry

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/13/donald-trump-election-integrity-commission-voter-data-backlash?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=234874&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Democrats aim to block funding for Trump's election commission

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/07/12/democrats-aim-block-funding-trumps-election-commission/474045001/

 

Florida voters remain concerned as Trump commission's data request put on hold https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/07/12/florida-voters-remain-concerned-as-trump-commissions-data-request-put-on-hold

 

Yellen says economy is robust, but adds that Fed will stay flexible

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/business/yellen-federal-reserve-congress-economy.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Why millennials should lead the next labor movement

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/millennial-labor-movement.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ty_20170713&nl=opinion-today&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Black-white unemployment gap is at an all-time low. Here’s how to keep it there.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/07/13/the-black-white-unemployment-gap-is-at-an-all-time-low-heres-how-to-keep-it-there/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.5e35c0d55b23

 

Trump-Russia investigators probe Kushner-run digital operation

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160803619.html

 

All Roads Now Lead to Kushner

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/kushner-donald-trump-jr-emails.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170713&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Democrats call for Jared Kushner's security clearance to be revoked

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/12/jared-kushner-security-clearance-russia-meeting-donald-trump-jr?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=234874&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Report says intelligence agencies heard Russians discussing Trump in 2015

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-officials-trump-associates_us_59669790e4b0a8d46d11e247?adq&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__071317&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__071317+CID_9e618d1e2862071edd75e8d1b74ca575&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__071317

 

Why do we assume nothing came of Don Jr.'s meeting?

https://amp.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-jr-meeting-natalia-veselnitskaya-what-happened-2017-7

 

Trump's lawyers try to control unruly White House

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/trump-white-house-lawyers-240489

 

The Trumps’ claims about transparency are actually quite deceptive

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/12/the-trumps-claims-about-transparency-are-actually-quite-deceptive/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.ced5f1d714c9

 

With glare on Trump children, political gets personal for president

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/trump-says-son-is-innocent-amid-reports-of-russia-meeting.html

 

Trump’s biggest liabilities are now his family members

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/12/trumps-biggest-liabilities-are-now-his-family-members/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.358b6be20ea2

 

Scions and scoundrels

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/donald-trump-jr-emails.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170713&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

“I think many people would have held that meeting,” Trump says of son’s huddle https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/07/12/i-think-many-people-would-have-held-that-meeting-trump-says-of-sons-huddle-with-russian-lawyer/?utm_term=.93c898bf855a

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-interview-exclusive-idUSKBN19X2XF

 

Trump contradicts his son’s emails, suggests Russia preferred Clinton

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/12/trump-contradicts-his-sons-emails-suggests-russia-preferred-hillary-clinton/?utm_term=.643b3760ccbd

 

Was Trump Jr.’s Russian connect in U.S. illegally?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/was-russian-lawyer-natalia-veselnitskaya-in-the-us-illegally

 

Trump campaign is sued over leaked emails linked to Russians

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/trump-campaign-and-adviser-are-sued-over-leaked-emails.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

This is what makes Russia a hostile power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/this-is-what-makes-russia-a-hostile-power/2017/07/12/ff67065c-6713-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html?utm_term=.7cfea76d53dd

 

Congress wants to punish Russia, but can’t dole out the punishment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/congress-sanctions-russia-trump.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The would-be president and the oligarch

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/12/trump-russia-agalarov-240434

 

The other shoe has fallen, and the Trump presidency may fall with it

https://www.vox.com/2017/7/11/15953476/donald-trump-jr-russia-collusion-campaign-emails

 

Conspiracy or coincidence? A timeline open to interpretation

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/trump-russia-election-meeting.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-million-miles-per-hour-inside-trumps-campaign-when-trump-jr-met-with-russian/2017/07/12/8f5a7964-671a-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.c3f006cb2b00

 

Republicans matter most, and they don’t seem to care much about Trump Jr.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/republicans-matter-most-and-they-dont-seem-to-care-much-about-trump-jr/?ex_cid=story-twitter

 

The lights go out on the Republican Party

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/once-again-the-silence-of-the-republicans-has-been-profound/2017/07/12/1b158ca6-6742-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.2cfaaaa3e1da

 

Worried about trust in government, senators? Prove you deserve it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/worried-about-trust-in-goverment-senators-prove-you-deserve-it/2017/07/12/c804575c-6743-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html?utm_term=.e39c023d4763

 

Rubio on Trump Jr. emails, health-care bill

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-07-12/sen-rubio-on-trump-jr-emails-health-care-bill-video

 

Get off the Trump train before it crashes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/get-off-the-trump-train-before-it-crashes/2017/07/12/6e0959e2-673d-11e7-9928-22d00a47778f_story.html?utm_term=.dc646e7c3a16

 

Campaign opposition research is standard. But not from hostile nations.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/donald-trump-jr-opposition-research-foreign-power.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

The dark art of opposition research

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/podcasts/the-daily/oppo-donald-trump-jr-russia.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170713&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Stories of foreign election influence, separate and not equal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/stories-of-foreign-election-influence-separate-and-not-equal.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s nominee to lead FBI pledges to resist White House pressure

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/christopher-wray-fbi-confirmation-hearing.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Senate Republicans, preparing new health bill, have no votes to spare

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/health-care-bill-senate.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Senate moderates sidelined in new Obamacare repeal bill

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/12/senate-republicans-obamcare-repeal-medicaid-240473

 

The Republican healthcare plan has a formidable foe: economics

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/11/republicans-healthcare-plan-formidable-foe-economics?CMP=edit_2221

 

Don’t assume that private insurance is better than Medicaid

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/upshot/dont-assume-that-private-insurance-is-better-than-medicaid.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 

A risky mix: Cutting taxes for the rich and aid for the poor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/republicans-tax-cuts-service-cuts-for-poor.html?emc=edit_cn_20170713&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Obamacare is not collapsing, imploding or exploding

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/opinion/obamacare-collapsing-imploding-trumpcare.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170713&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/obamacare-markets-health-care-240487

 

From hospitals, doctors and patients, a last gasp of opposition to health-care bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/powerpost/from-hospitals-doctors-and-patients-a-last-gasp-of-opposition-to-the-senate-health-care-bill/2017/07/12/7497c25e-672d-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html

 

Trump: “I will be very angry” if GOP senators don’t pass a health-care bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-i-will-be-very-angry-if-gop-senators-dont-pass-a-health-care-bill/2017/07/12/cad615ae-673b-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.f33d3ee42912

 

The White House’s exceedingly dishonest attack on the Congressional Budget Office

https://thinkprogress.org/white-house-exceedingly-dishonest-attack-congressional-budget-office-13ec1814be3d

 

There’s no way to replace Planned Parenthood

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/theres-no-way-to-replace-planned-parenthood/2017/07/12/89893476-6675-11e7-8eb5-cbccc2e7bfbf_story.html?utm_term=.2f9ef8a8b3b4

 

Protesters in Doral urge Rubio to vote no on Obamacare repeal

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/protest-against-gop-healthcare-bill-at-marco-rubios-office-9473776?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_medium=email

 

Trump crafting plan to slash legal immigration

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/12/trump-legal-immigration-cuts-240478

 

House Democrats urge immigrants to “prepare for the worst” under Trump

https://thinkprogress.org/dhs-kelly-democrats-warn-immigrants-deportation-255194cf0557

 

Job One at Homeland Security under Trump: immigration

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/13/us/politics/dhs-immigration-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170713&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump intervenes to grant rejected Afghan girls entry to U.S. for robotics contest

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/12/trump-afghan-girls-robots-240474

 

Net neutrality is about much more than the Internet

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-debate-over-net-neutrality-is-a-debate-over-the-whole-of-the-future/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Sessions under fire for closed-door speech to group known for anti-gay stances

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/jeff-sessions-alliance-defending-freedom-summit/index.html

 

Trump’s expected pick for wage chief sued for stiffing house cleaners

https://www.revealnews.org/blog/trumps-expected-pick-for-wage-chief-sued-for-stiffing-house-cleaners/

 

Ryan tries to control growing movement to re-open war debate

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/12/war-authorization-aumf-2017-240467

 

Tillerson is as bad a secretary of state as you’d expect the CEO of Exxon Mobil to be

https://thinkprogress.org/tillerson-is-as-bad-a-secretary-of-state-as-youd-expect-the-ceo-of-exxon-mobil-to-be-a150206a3b0c

 

Trump insists he is busy working. His schedule says otherwise.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/12/15958650/trump-russia-television

 

Actually, Trump has an enormous amount of time for watching television

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/07/12/actually-trump-has-an-enormous-amount-of-time-for-watching-television/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.f443bf1ed29d

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/07/is-donald-trump-a-tv-addict-215346

 

State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at Trump hotel in Vancouver

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-department-spent-more-than-15000-for-rooms-at-new-trump-hotel-in-vancouver/2017/07/12/5eba5d0c-61bf-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.cba1ad1dce62

 

Trump’s hotels get hacked and victims are left holding the bag

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/d22e505664b6

 

Federal appeals court upholds Wisconsin right-to-work law http://www.baynews9.com//content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/ap/2017/07/12/Federal_appeals_court_upholds_Wisconsin_right_to_work_law.html

 

Under Trump, U.S. retreats on climate change, environment

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-under-trump-us-retreats-on-climate-change-environment/2330212

 

Warnings from Antarctica

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/opinion/antarctica-larsen-ice-shelf.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170713&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Earth is on its way to biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, scientists warn

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/07/12/earth-is-on-its-way-to-the-biggest-mass-extinction-since-the-dinosaurs-scientists-warn/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.a0c220e317c1

 

We aren’t doomed by climate change. Right now we are choosing to be doomed.

https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-doomsday-scenario-80d28affef2e

 

 

 

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