Today's news -- July 7, 2017

 

 

 

Broward right to fight charter school giveaway *

The Broward County school district isn't always smart the way it handles money — just look at what's happened with the $800 million bond issue. But the School Board is right to spend $25,000 on initial fees to fight the big wet kiss the Legislature gave to charter schools, at the expense of public schools. Broward is the first school district to sue over the passage of House Bill 7069, which basically was the Legislature giving all sorts of gifts to charter schools — public schools that are privately managed, often by for-profit companies. Public schools in Florida have been getting the shaft for a while, and HB 7069 will only make things worse. The law steers millions of dollars to charter school operators, by making districts share property tax and setting up a fund for the "Schools of Hope" program. Under the law, charters would get funds to help open in areas where elementary and middle schools have been rated D or F at least three years in a row. Those charters wouldn't have to adhere to rules like class size -- rules that public schools have had to abide. Bottom line is the Legislature is getting too cushy with charter school operators and giving them money public schools need. And there is the matter of the constitution. Charters are not permitted to collect property tax, but HB 7069 lets charters share in property tax revenue. As you might expect, House Speaker Richard Corcoran, a big proponent of HB 7069, ripped the Broward School Board. "This is another example of the educational bureaucracy putting the adults who administer the schools ahead of the children who attend the schools," Corcoran said. Considering how much state business Corcoran and his buddies were doing behind closed doors during the session, I don't feel like listening to their whining. Charter schools serve a definite purpose. They make public schools strive to be better. But public schools are the lifeblood of any community. Too bad the Florida Legislature doesn't treat them that way. I say sue away.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/todays-buzz/sfl-broward-right-to-fight-charter-school-gains-20170706-story.html

 

Will lawmakers punish for challenge to HB 7069? *

Shortly after the Broward County School Board voted Wednesday to sue the Florida Legislature over its controversial education bill, speculation quickly turned to which other boards might join the cause. Many seemed to be waiting to see if anyone would jump first before committing, Florida School Boards Association executive director Andrea Messina said. They're likely to start the conversations now, Messina suggested. But she added a caveat: If lawmakers seek retribution against the boards that get involved — and let's not forget committees resume their work in September — others might shy away. No one has issued any threat. But if history serves as a guide, that direction is not out of the question. Consider:

State leaders justified their moves each time largely as budgetary needs. But the efforts came after school boards publicly disputed the Legislature's education policy or funding decisions. Will it happen this year? Again, not a single person has hinted at any such move. People with long memories recalled the past actions, though, and are at least watching for any reaction.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/will-florida-lawmakers-punish-school-board-members-for-challenging-hb-7069/2329504

 

Palm Beach to consider suing over charter bill *

Palm Beach County School Board members will be asked this month to decide whether to sue the state over House Bill 7069, a controversial education bill that steers more money towards charter schools, the county’s schools superintendent said. Schools Superintendent Robert Avossa said Thursday that he will ask board members July 19 to weigh whether to join Broward County’s public school system in challenging the new law in court. Avossa said that school district attorneys have been conferring with Broward’s lawyers as well as attorneys for other school boards around the state. But to join the lawsuit, school board members would need to give the go-ahead. “I need to talk to the board on the 19th of July,” Avossa said. “We’ve been collaborating with the other (school districts) via phone.” The sweeping bill became a lightning rod for criticism from the state’s superintendents and public school teachers, and in May the county school board took the unusual step of asking the county’s more than 200,000 public school parents to pressure Scott to veto it. Scott nonetheless signed the bill in June, saying it “paves the way for every Florida student to receive a world-class education that every student deserves.” The sweeping 274-page education overhaul redirects more than $400 million in state money and makes a host of changes to Florida’s public-school landscape, including eliminating a state math exam, requiring most public elementary schools to offer daily recess, and providing more money for teacher bonuses and a school-voucher program for students with disabilities. But teachers unions and school district leaders were enraged by provisions that force school districts to share construction money with charter schools and create financial incentives for new charters to open and compete with low-performing public schools The provision that most angered Avossa and other school district leaders is one that allows the county’s charter schools to take a slice of the money that school districts raise for construction and maintenance through a local property tax. In Palm Beach County, that provision will cost the school district an estimated $10 million next year, or about 2 percent of the district’s roughly $400 million capital budget. That figure is expected to rise as the number of charter schools grows. Not only does the provision complicate the school district’s plans to build new schools, administrators say that it risks lowering the school district’s credit rating and raising the cost of borrowing money for future projects.

http://extracredit.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/07/07/avossa-pbc-school-board-will-consider-suing-the-state-over-charter-friendly-hb-7069/?ecmp=newspaper_email&user-access=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE0OTkzNzEyMDEsImV4cCI6MTQ5OTQ4NjM5OSwicHJvZHVjdHMiOlt7InBpZCI6Ind3dy5teXBhbG1iZWFjaHBvc3QuY29tIiwiZXhwIjoxNDk5NDg2Mzk5LCJhdXRoZW4iOiJieXBhc3MifV19.1T9kS9HOcHgmTEdJ5k2sNXCc0hlrhve4sd7fcKkjaLs&uuid=FEA48C6A-5EE4-4B9B-8AEF-47B755B9127B

 

You paid for it: Pinellas charter school exec charged with racketeering, fraud

http://wfla.com/2017/06/19/owner-of-company-that-ran-pinellas-charter-school-into-ruin-arrested-for-racketeering-fraud/?utm_content=bufferbf7fc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Law allows folks to go after evolution and climate change

Check the calendar: 2017, the year Florida relegated evolution to a tenuous supposition. Some 92 years after a substitute high school teacher named John T. Snopes stood trial for exposing students to Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection, Florida intends to force local school boards to re-litigate the old conflict between religious fundamentalism and modern science. Last month, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that will allow any county resident to challenge public school teaching materials they personally find unsuitable, inappropriate or pornographic. The law requires school boards to hire hearing officers to deal with complaints. Scott signed another throwback bill in May, making way for more Old Time Religion in public schools. Critics like the Anti-Defamation League warn that, along with a long list of other worries, the Religious Expressions Act would allow classroom teachers to “engage in proselytizing speech or prayer, or speech denigrating religion in the classroom or on campus during the school day with students as young as five years old.” There’s no mention of evolution, of course, in the teaching materials law Scott signed June 26 (just three days before Turkey’s governing religious fundamentalists announced that evolution would no longer be taught in Turkish schools). The bill allows county residents -- any local resident with a bug up his nose, not just parents -- to challenge instructional materials. But affidavits filed in favor of the bill by the Naples group Florida Citizens Alliance made it plain that school districts will soon be forced to deal with objections to that evolution stuff. One typical affidavit cited the “presentation of evolution as fact with no clarifying that this is an unproven theory, and that there are other beliefs as to the origin of life.” The complainant added, “Most Americans believe that the world and the beings living on it were created by God as revealed in the Bible.” Textbooks and other teaching materials that broach global warming will also be targeted. “Contrary to the ‘conventional’ wisdom (which is, contrarily, NOT accepted by a vast majority of Americans, nor even by the vast majority of scientists! Look it up!), the ‘consensus’ is in fact that, while global warming (and cooling) has occurred and may be occurring (although literally no warming in the last 16 years), it is not caused by human actions.” Brandon Haught of the Florida Citizens for Science worries that fervent groups of anti-science crusaders will use the law to essentially pester school districts into submission. Haught, a high school biology teacher from Volusia County and author of the 2014 book “Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom,” said that the activists behind the bill also intend to go after history and civics materials that don’t conform to their ultra-conservative, America First world view. It’s clear from the affidavits that they’re worried that anti-Christian Marxism and Islamic ideology have seeped into textbooks. They also rave about school children exposed to “pornographic” reading lists, though their definition of pornography seems rather elastic. Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Beloved” and Cristina Garcia’s critically acclaimed “Dreaming in Cuban” were both the object of considerable pique. So school boards are now required by law to find a hearing officer to handle these complaints. Brandon said that the Florida Citizens Alliance told lawmakers they need not worry about the costs of hiring hearing officers. “They said their members would volunteer to hear the cases,” he said, with a weary laugh. Vice News reported in April that at least five other state legislatures were considering measures designed to rid school curriculums of inconvenient science, mostly material dealing with climate change. David Evans, executive director of the National Science Teacher Association, told Vice that anti-science legislators were using the same language they once employed in their crusade against evolution. With Florida’s new law, the anti-science mob will be able to go after both. Censoring Toni Morrison, I guess, is just a bonus.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fred-grimm/article160012514.html

 

Teachers fired over state test they keep failing
http://www.abcactionnews.com/longform/hundreds-of-fl-teachers-fired-over-state-test-they-keep-failing

 

My school would have expelled me for who I am. Why should it get federal money?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-budget-would-discriminate-against-lgbt-students-like-me/2017/07/06/c3d3d5fa-5a81-11e7-9b7d-14576dc0f39d_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.2770dbd0d552

 

Trump can post a violent video with impunity — but a public school official couldn’t

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/07/06/president-trump-can-post-a-violent-video-with-impunity-but-a-public-school-principal-couldnt/?utm_term=.7484adec0b6f

 

States sue over delay of rule to protect students from predatory colleges

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/07/06/attorneys-general-sue-devos-over-delay-of-rule-to-protect-students-from-predatory-colleges/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.6d2b1e690f99

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/06/535776573/18-states-sue-betsy-devos-and-education-dept-over-delay-of-borrower-defense-rule?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170706

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/business/dealbook/massachusetts-betsy-devos-lawsuit.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&mtrref=t.co&_r=0

https://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-applauds-state-attorneys-general-suing-education-secretary-delay (Randi Weingarten quoted)
http://www.nea.org/home/71033.htm (Lily Eskelsen García quoted)

 

Lawsuit demands state pay up on $1 billion in donation matches to state schools

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article160007214.html

 

Proposed federal policy would cripple university research

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-proposed-federal-policy-would-cripple-university-research/2329593

 

When cutting-edge research labs get old, they face a new kind of challenge

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/07/06/how-innovation-dies-000471

 

International students are still planning to enroll in U.S. colleges, study finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/07/06/despite-worries-international-students-are-still-planning-to-enroll-in-u-s-colleges-study-finds/?utm_term=.ab9a1c340091

 

Economist sees Florida economy pushing above $1 trillion next year

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170706/economist-sees-florida-economy-pushing-above-1-trillion-next-year

 

Where are our champions for open government?

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/07/06/where-our-champions-open-government-our-view/451322001/

 

Revised forecast projects more intense hurricane season

http://www.winknews.com/2017/07/05/revised-forecast-projects-more-intense-hurricane-season/

http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20170706/NEWS06/912314316/Colorado-State-University-forecasters-up-Atlantic-hurricane-prediction

 

Morgan sues state on medical marijuana

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/07/06/john-morgan-sues-florida-to-allow-smokable-medical-marijuana-113239

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article159856784.html

 

Thousands go on record opposing Trump move for oil drilling in Atlantic

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/thousands-of-floridians-go-on-record-opposing-trump-move-for-oil-drilling/2329520

 

Progress Florida opposes Trump’s plan for seismic testing off coast

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/241178-progress-florida-joins-thousands-opposing-trumps-plan-seismic-airgun-testing-off-florida-coast

 

Prepare to fight over offshore drilling

http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20170706/editorial-prepare-to-fight-over-offshore-drilling

 

Trump’s job growth could be slower than Obama’s

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/06/trumps-job-growth-nightmare-his-first-year-could-be-slower-than-obamas-last/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e6cc1f295772

 

Labor market adds 222,000 jobs
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/business/economy/jobs-report-june-unemployment.html?&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

 

No, Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is not hurting workers

https://www.thenation.com/article/no-seattles-15-minimum-wage-is-not-hurting-workers/

 

Missouri Republicans lower St. Louis minimum wage from $10 to $7.70

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_595a69bae4b0da2c7324d725/amp?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000313

 

Federal employee civil service protections outdated? The experts speak.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/07/federal-employee-civil-service-protections-outdated-the-experts-speak/?utm_term=.5baf687998b4

 

Trump voter panel names revealed, plan to store data at White House

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/trump-voter-commission-discloses-names-of-members-plan-to-store-data-at-white-house/2017/07/06/74e454ae-625d-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.aa5fb5101bcb

 

Why Trump's voter fraud hunt is his own personal pipe dream

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/why-trumps-voter-fraud-hunt-is-a-pipe-dream.html

 

Florida to Trump election panel: We’ll only give up voter info that's already public

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/07/06/florida-to-trump-election-panel-well-only-give-up-voter-info-thats-already-public-113251

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article159988004.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/06/presidential-election-commission-voter-data-request-tough-call-florida/454807001/

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/florida-will-hand-over-some-voting-information-to-commission-ap_floridaa15d8c9b7dee4d73b32ec5fd8829de13

 

Where have we seen Trump’s voter witch hunt before? In Scott’s Florida.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/fabiola-santiago/article160025304.html

 

Election experts worry Trump commission could repeat Florida errors

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local-govt--politics/election-experts-worry-trump-commission-could-repeat-florida-errors/otqTP4W4PfgS3poyMrw2XO/

 

Trump readies for his turn with Putin

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/06/trump-readies-for-putin-face-to-face-240283

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/opinion/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-masculinity.html?emc=edit_th_20170707&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump and Putin meet today. Here are six things to watch.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/07/06/trump-and-putin-meet-tomorrow-here-are-6-things-to-watch/?utm_term=.92cfc794a7a9

 

Trump misleads on Russian meddling

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/us/politics/trump-russia-intelligence-agencies-cia-fbi-nsa.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170707&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/07/06/trumps-latest-spin-on-russia-just-left-him-badly-exposed-again/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.37a1688f7be2

 

What does Trump mean when he says “other countries” hacked the election?

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-trump-russia-hacking-20170706-htmlstory.html

 

Eight times intelligence chiefs have unequivocally said Russia meddled in election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/06/8-times-u-s-intelligence-chiefs-have-unequivocally-said-russia-meddled-in-the-u-s-election/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.54812c2c4a52

 

Here’s the public evidence that supports the idea that Russia interfered in election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/07/06/heres-the-public-evidence-that-supports-the-idea-that-russia-interfered-in-the-2016-election/?utm_term=.3b70d02b5750

 

Democrats demand that Trump confront Putin over hacking

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/on-eve-of-g-20-meeting-democrats-demand-that-trump-confront-putin-over-hacking-issue/2017/07/06/a66c49d2-6262-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.06e7b9abbfa3

 

For Russia, Trump-Putin meeting is a sure winner

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/world/europe/donald-trump-vladimir-putin-g20.html

 

Trump’s leaks crackdown sends chills through national security world

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/07/trumps-leak-vendetta-sends-chills-240274

 

Russia steps up spying efforts after election

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/07/06/politics/russia-steps-up-spying-efforts-after-election/index.html

 

FBI documents detail how the Russians try to recruit spies

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/15/politics/russia-spy-recruitment-tactics-fbi-carter-page/index.html

 

Senate Obamacare repeal vote unlikely next week

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/06/when-will-the-senate-vote-health-care-bill-240259

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/republican-healthcare-bill-mitch-mcconnell-vote-delay?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=234041&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Medicaid’s vital role for children in Trump country

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-pol-medicaid-children/

 

Medicaid cuts would make it harder for schools to help students with disabilities

https://thinkprogress.org/medicaid-special-needs-students-a24fd1d5ee24

 

McConnell says GOP must shore up ACA insurance markets if Senate bill dies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-says-gop-must-shore-up-aca-insurance-markets-if-senate-bill-dies/2017/07/06/e2df2b8e-6251-11e7-8adc-fea80e32bf47_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_healthcare-9pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.1cb05132eb6d

 

The GOP tried to troll Hillary Clinton. It backfired spectacularly.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/07/06/the-gop-tried-to-troll-hillary-clinton-it-backfired-spectacularly/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.ec82114aea71

 

More Democrats embrace universal coverage -- and the GOP goes on the attack

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/more-democrats-embrace-universal-coverage--and-the-gop-goes-on-the-attack/2017/07/06/62fb8f78-5ddf-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.2dc05e8ce6f4

 

The hidden subsidy that helps pay for health insurance

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/health/health-insurance-tax-deduction.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170707&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Paul and Trump’s wild health care ride

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/07/rand-paul-donald-trump-wild-healthcare-ride-240271

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/07/06/cruz-calls-for-clean-repeal-of-aca-if-senate-talks-fall-apart-aligning-him-with-trump-not-mcconnell/?utm_term=.3392f40f7ed0

 

The reason Republican health-care plans are doomed to fail

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-reason-republican-health-care-plans-are-doomed-to-fail/2017/07/06/4bb40f92-6286-11e7-a4f7-af34fc1d9d39_story.html?utm_term=.d00d00c860dd

 

Attack of the Republican decepticons

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/opinion/republican-healthcare-obamacare.html?emc=edit_th_20170707&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

A town hall in Kansas shows Republican struggles with health-care bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/a-town-hall-in-kansas-shows-republican-struggles-with-health-care-bill/2017/07/06/93a0a79e-6267-11e7-8adc-fea80e32bf47_story.html?utm_term=.abb1297b3608

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/us/politics/unlikely-holdout-underscores-challenge-for-senate-health-bill.html?_r=0

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/06/jerry-moran-gop-health-care-bill-townhall-240268

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/07/kansas-republican-feels-obamacare-squeeze-240280

 

Obamacare repeal could cut 78,000 Florida jobs, $8 billion from economy

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/senate-obamacare-repeal-bcra-also-cuts-estimated-78000-florida-jobs-8-billion-from-state-economy-9475291

 

Rubio takes $2.5 million from health industry, misuses dying kid's story

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/marco-rubio-says-he-wont-vote-for-single-payer-after-taking-25-million-from-health-insurance-industries-9474749

 

Activists lobby Rubio for a no vote

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/07/06/activists-lobby-sen-marco-rubio-no-vote/457112001/

 

Faith leaders to Mast: Don't vote for Obamacare repeal

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/politics/2017/07/06/faith-leaders-u-s-rep-brian-mast-dont-vote-obamacare-repeal/454740001/

 

Lawson: Change will come, someday, for Obamacare

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-07-06/us-rep-al-lawson-change-will-come-someday-obamacare

 

ICE officers told to go after undocumented regardless of criminal history
https://thinkprogress.org/ice-memo-detain-all-undocumented-immigrants-450f2252d5e5

 

Judge rejects Hawaii bid to exempt grandparents from Trump’s travel ban

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/judge-rejects-hawaii-bid-to-exempt-grandparents-from-trumps-travel-ban/2017/07/06/8e3a3252-625d-11e7-8adc-fea80e32bf47_story.html?utm_term=.a62313114148

 

Justice Department calls out “sanctuary cities” over compliance with law

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/justice-department-sanctuary-cities-citizenship-status?CMP=edit_2221

 

Despite promises, Florida police are acting like ICE agents, separating families

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/despite-promises-florida-police-are-acting-like-immigration_us_595e8ebae4b0cf3c8e8d572d

 

Interior aims to speed oil and gas permitting on public lands

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/interior-aims-to-speed-oil-and-gas-permitting-on-public-lands-with-30-day-reviews/2017/07/06/29168490-6292-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.aeb53b1b9296

 

How climate skepticism turned into something more dangerous

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/07/climate-change-denial-scepticism-cynicism-politics?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=234041&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Government ethics chief resigns, with parting shot at Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/us/politics/walter-shaub-office-of-government-ethics-resign.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170706&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/walter-shaub-resigns-office-government-ethics?CMP=edit_2221

 

Surprise us, Mr. Trump: Name an ethics watchdog with teeth

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/opinion/office-of-government-ethics-walter-shaub.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170707&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

As elites switch to texting, watchdogs fear loss of transparency

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/business/as-elites-switch-to-texting-watchdogs-fear-loss-of-transparency.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170706&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Zinke met with industry officials shortly before delaying methane rule

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/30c4f3fc43a

 

Trump administration to name Georgia health official as new CDC director

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/07/06/trump-administration-to-name-georgia-health-official-as-new-cdc-director/?utm_term=.c901bf5eb2d1

 

Hackers are targeting nuclear facilities, Homeland Security and FBI say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/technology/nuclear-plant-hack-report.html?emc=edit_cn_20170707&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump vowed to wipe out the trade deficit. He hasn’t made much progress.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/07/06/trump-vowed-to-wipe-out-the-trade-deficit-he-hasnt-made-much-progress/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.4e7df02a5e57

 

Trump’s speech in Poland sounded like an alt-right manifesto

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/7/6/15927590/trump-alt-right-poland-defend-west-civilization-g20

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/06/trump-warsaw-speech-us-west-nato-russia?CMP=edit_2221

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/340806-trump-supporter-admits-writing-anti-trump-graffiti-at-elementary

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2017/jul/06/trump-bares-his-teeth-in-poland?CMP=edit_2221

 

Trump’s white-nationalist dog whistles in Warsaw

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/07/06/trumps-white-nationalist-dog-whistles-in-warsaw/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.62afaf83eb51

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/07/donald-trump-poland-speech-western-civilisation-holy-war?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=234041&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump affirms the Polish government’s assault on democracy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/trump-affirms-the-polish-governments-assault-on-democracy/2017/07/06/e90ac592-625e-11e7-a4f7-af34fc1d9d39_story.html?utm_term=.8fbdbd8dc18b

 

Trump’s dangerous thirst for a clash of civilizations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-dangerous-thirst-for-a-clash-of-civilizations/2017/07/06/fb5398ea-6282-11e7-a4f7-af34fc1d9d39_story.html?utm_term=.e85a7a544ef9

 

Trump’s nationalist warning contrasts with European leaders’ optimism at G-20

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-nationalist-warning-contrasts-with-european-leaders-optimism-at-g-20/2017/07/06/ecc2e4e6-6266-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.178141e55fdf

 

As Europe and Japan strengthen trade ties, U.S. risks losing its voice

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/business/eu-japan-trade-us.html?emc=edit_th_20170707&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Memo reveals Trump isn’t telling the full story on Afghan troop levels

http://taskandpurpose.com/trump-mattis-truth-afghanistan-troop-increase/

 

Ethics group files complaint against Kushner over not disclosing interest in startup

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jared-kushner-ethics-complaint_us_595e47bde4b0d5b458e891fc?s5&ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__070717&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__070717+CID_f7438c3512e6d81090dff27371d61846&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=failed%20to%20disclose%20an%20interest%20in%20this%20startup&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__070717

 

Trump attacks media abroad, could inspire international crackdown on free press

https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-attacks-media-abroad-could-inspire-international-crackdown-on-free-press-2882b5ac85e1

 

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