Today's news -- June 29, 2017

 

 

 

More schools earn A's and B's in state's annual report card

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/testing/floridas-school-grades-improve-as-educators-get-the-hang-of-a-new-system/2328800

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article158601459.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-school-grades-released-20170628-story.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-school-grades-florida-2017-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/school-grades-palm-beach-county-logs-improvements-retains-grade/Nbgglq6aIqzRjBmglBFS3H/

http://jacksonville.com/metro/news/2017-06-28/number-rated-schools-duval-takes-big-jump-46-10-over-last-year?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/28/brevard-schools-improve-state-grades/435773001/

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170628/3-of-5-polk-turnaround-schools-improve-grades

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/06/28/school-grades-out-five-six-schools-risk-schools-hope-improve/436218001/

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170628/school-grades-sarasota-county-maintains-rating

 

Raises in doubt for Pasco school employees, superintendent says (Don Peace quoted)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/raises-in-doubt-for-pasco-county-school-employees-superintendent-says/2328714

 

Teacher bargaining begins in Hillsborough (HCTA mentioned)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/teacher-bargaining-begins-in-hillsborough/2328801

 

Volusia School Board disperses raises, health insurance savings (VUE mentioned)
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170628/volusia-school-board-disperses-raises-health-insurance-savings

 

Coach accused of hard foul on student calls out district (Kerr Fazzone quoted)
http://www.abc-7.com/story/35773945/coach-accused-of-hard-foul-on-student-calls-out-district

 

Pinellas charter school manager accused in swindling case in jail

http://wfla.com/2017/06/28/8-investigates-pinellas-charter-school-manager-marcus-may-accused-in-swindling-case-in-jail/

 

Inside the NAACP’s fight to stop DeVos from expanding charter schools

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/naacp-charter-schools_us_5952ea88e4b0da2c731f7cb7?ku&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__062917&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__062917+CID_0ac577c16795192f38e94e4cb2b651d8&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=stop%20Betsy%20DeVos%20from%20expanding%20charter%20schools&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__062917

 

Scott says he wants to permanently expand Bright Futures

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article158723424.html

 

State lawmakers failing open government

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/fl-op-editorial-sunshine-law-scorecard-20170627-story.html

 

Voters are unaware of the Constitutional Revision Commission

http://www.floridatrend.com/article/22485/florida-voters-are-unaware-of-the-constitutional-revision-commission

 

Negron says he achieved session goals, despite Scott veto of priority bill

https://www.politicopro.com/states/florida/story/2017/06/27/negron-says-he-achieved-session-goals-despite-scott-veto-of-priority-bill-113092

 

Senate president returns to West Palm Beach law firm

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article158646804.html

 

Corcoran’s agenda and style get bashed by panel of Pinellas lawmakers

http://saintpetersblog.com/richard-corcorans-agenda-style-get-bashed-sometimes-praised-panel-pinellas-lawmakers/

 

Latvala pledges aid to mental health programs

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/06/28/senate-budget-chair-pledges-fund-mental-health-programs/436782001/

 

Court grills Ayala lawyer over avoidance of death penalty

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/os-ayala-scott-oral-arguments-supreme-court-20170627-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/aramis-ayala-defends-her-stance-against-death-penalty-i-did-what-i-believe/2328725

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/florida-prosecutor-against-death-penalty-takes-case-supreme-court/nN8ll2IfzVXQuKQvgsSfWM/

http://saintpetersblog.com/court-grills-aramis-ayala-lawyer/

 

NOAA considers moving Miami headquarters amid budget cuts

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article158523364.html

 

Springtime for union busting?

https://www.thenation.com/article/springtime-for-union-busting/

 

Trump pushes U.S. labor board toward Republican control

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-labor-nlrb-idUSKBN19J01C

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59483b71e4b0cddbb008d7fa/amp

 

The false premise behind GOP tax cuts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/opinion/tax-cuts-republican-health-care.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170629&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump official celebrates new Samsung factory that was planned before the election

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/28/samsung-and-trump-officials-announce-hundreds-of-new-factory-jobs-in-south-carolina/

 

Late-night TV on private prisons: “Trump has no idea what he's talking about”

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/jun/28/late-night-tv-trump-for-profit-prisons?CMP=edit_2221

 

Senate Intelligence committee will see the Comey memos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/senate-intelligence-committee-will-see-the-comey-memos/2017/06/28/459b4f5a-5c35-11e7-a9f6-7c3296387341_story.html?utm_term=.92b83565da1d

 

Trump backs off plan to attack Comey’s conduct

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-28/trump-said-to-postpone-filing-complaint-about-comey-s-conduct

 

Yates gives detailed account of events that led to her firing

http://politics.blog.myajc.com/2017/06/28/sally-yates-gives-detailed-account-of-events-that-led-to-her-firing/?ecmp=newspaper_email&user-access=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE0OTg2ODAwMDIsImV4cCI6MTQ5ODc5NTE5OSwicHJvZHVjdHMiOlt7InBpZCI6Ind3dy5teWFqYy5jb20iLCJleHAiOjE0OTg3OTUxOTksImF1dGhlbiI6ImJ5cGFzcyJ9XX0.Px8OLcvkUUekJHAGEWEe8ypZUtPQprkXcZSwLra2N7Q&uuid=FEA48C6A-5EE4-4B9B-8AEF-47B755B9127B

 

Democrats want House guarantee on Russia sanctions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-want-house-guarantee-on-russia-sanctions-top-republican-accuses-them-of-being-russias-best-friend/2017/06/28/811fef46-5c52-11e7-a9f6-7c3296387341_story.html?utm_term=.be93ba7bd3c4

 

Republicans are risking becoming the party of Putin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-risking-becoming-the-party-of-putin/2017/06/28/78e8e1ee-5c24-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.719f61588c2b

 

McConnell is trying to revise the Senate health-care bill by Friday

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/mcconnell-is-trying-to-revise-the-senate-health-care-bill-by-friday/2017/06/28/63550800-5c18-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.b448bfc20753

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/republicans-health-bill-240073

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/health-care-opioids-money-240077

 

How the push for a Senate health-care vote fell apart amid GOP tensions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/how-the-push-for-a-senate-health-care-vote-fell-apart-amid-gop-tensions/2017/06/28/8cdf528e-5c18-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.158074e86560

 

The GOP’s health-care bill is political kryptonite

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/06/28/the-gops-health-care-bill-is-political-kryptonite/?utm_term=.32f7c4e7a234

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/health-care-polls-republicans-240062

 

Republicans, step away from the brink

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-step-away-from-the-brink/2017/06/28/2f68503c-5c46-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.24e269203ce1

 

The Republicans’ uncertainty strategy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/opinion/trump-care-mcconnell-obamacare.html?emc=edit_th_20170629&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Democrats to “crank up the outrage” over health care bill over holiday break

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/28/senate-health-care-bill-democrats-dial-up-opposition-over-july-4-break/436608001/

 

As Affordable Care Act repeal teeters, prospects for bipartisanship build

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/as-affordable-care-act-repeal-teeters-prospects-for-bipartisanship-build.html?emc=edit_cn_20170629&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Republicans’ health-care efforts would set black women back, report finds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/06/29/republicans-health-care-efforts-would-would-set-black-women-back-report-finds/?utm_term=.7fb80d509909

 

How Trump is a little right and a lot wrong about Medicaid

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/28/how-trump-is-a-little-bit-right-and-a-lot-bit-wrong-about-medicaid/?utm_term=.f1df71fe86d0

 

AFL-CIO runs ad, social media campaigns criticizing Senate health care bill (Richard Trumka quoted)

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/afl-cio-ad-social-campaign-senate-obamacare-repeal-bill?utm_content=buffer701b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

In McConnell’s own state, fear and confusion over health care bill

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/mcconnell-kentucky-health-care-bill.html?emc=edit_cn_20170629&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Republicans running for governor put in a tough position by Trump health cuts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/republicans-running-for-governor-put-in-a-tough-position-by-trump-health-cuts/2017/06/28/3ea883d0-5c1b-11e7-a9f6-7c3296387341_story.html?utm_term=.07fdeb1bf9ed

 

Protesters vent over GOP health care bill outside Rubio’s offices

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/protesters-vent-over-gop-health-care-bill-outside-rubio-office-pga/xIM7fJYW2gwjsGjVAuf7iL/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/protesters-politicians-urge-rubio-to-vote-no-on-senate-health-care-plan/2328780

http://www.wmnf.org/tampa-groups-urge-no-vote-trumpcare/

 

Rubio blames media "misinformation" after Obamacare repeal plan's delay

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/marco-rubio-blames-media-for-stalled-gop-obamacare-repeal-9452974

 

Senate Democrats sought to work with Trump. Then he began governing.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/senate-democrats-sought-to-work-with-trump-then-he-began-governing.html?emc=edit_cn_20170629&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Stepsister, yes; Grandma, no: U.S. sets guidelines for revised travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/homeland-security-prepares-to-issue-travel-restrictions.html?emc=edit_na_20170629&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&_r=0

https://apnews.com/9c3d06565daf40cc86f0f80f5ad0effb/US-sets-new-visa-rules-for-6-mainly-Muslim-nations,-refugees

 

Tougher immigration policies face first major legislative test of Trump era

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/tougher-immigration-policies-face-first-major-legislative-test-of-trump-era/2017/06/28/20ea6090-5c3c-11e7-9b7d-14576dc0f39d_story.html?utm_term=.467eb5c4e0ae

 

Tourism officials consider Trump impact on travel

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/tourism-officials-consider-trump-impact-travel#stream/0

 

Passengers flying into U.S. to face more scrutiny, but laptops allowed

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/foreign-passengers-security-measures-laptops.html?emc=edit_cn_20170629&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Texas’s new law on immigration policy is a blow to good policing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/texass-new-law-on-immigration-policy-is-a-blow-to-good-policing/2017/06/28/f73e63ce-4b81-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html?utm_term=.5be4126cd2fa

 

Hacks raise fear over NSA’s hold on cyberweapons

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/technology/ransomware-nsa-hacking-tools.html?emc=edit_th_20170629&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

House Republicans pass tort bill by slim margin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-republicans-pass-tort-bill-by-slim-margin/2017/06/28/4615938a-5c28-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.1009f64c3a14

 

Trump nominee who wrote Bush-era torture memos is scrutinized

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/trump-nominee-steven-bradbury-bush-era-torture-memos.html?emc=edit_cn_20170629&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump's plan to slap tariffs on steel imports carries big economic and political risks

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-steel-tariffs-20170628-story.html

 

Tillerson blows up at top White House aide

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/tillerson-blows-up-at-white-house-aide-240075?utm_source=huffingtonpost.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

 

What happens when the whole world becomes selfish

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/what-happens-when-the-whole-world-becomes-selfish/2017/06/27/8caae1dc-5b5c-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.cdafb1e45cb2

 

Hating government doesn’t solve problems

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/hating-government-doesnt-solve-problems/2017/06/28/2a8c8e72-5c35-11e7-a9f6-7c3296387341_story.html?utm_term=.f6ca1bbe4817

 

How Trump and Cohn’s ruthless symbiosis changed America

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/06/donald-trump-roy-cohn-relationship

 

Trump’s Obama obsession

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/opinion/trumps-obama-obsession.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170629&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Panel rejects attempt by Democrats to get Trump travel costs

https://apnews.com/539d7f6082064052b7663a01e6625cc9/Dem-want-Pentagon-to-give-breakdown-of-Trump's-travel-costs

 

For Trump, a never-ending campaign turns a healthy profit

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-first-fundraiser-4949203da15e

 

Democrat: “Just plain wrong” for Trump to hold fundraiser at own hotel

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/28/politics/gerry-connolly-trump-fundraiser-washington-hotel-erin-burnett-outfront-cnntv/index.html

 

Trump’s future business plans may be hiding in plain sight

http://www.politico.com/interactives/2017/trump-organization-business-domain-names-vegas-moscow/

 

Authorities to investigate Trump lawyer’s nonprofit after “troubling” revelations

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/27/trump-lawyer-jay-sekulow-obamacare-repeal-christian-nonprofit?CMP=edit_2221

 

Trump's Russia lawyer faces conflict-of-interest questions over Kushner deal

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/29/donald-trump-russia-lawyer-marc-kasowitz-jared-kushner?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=232825&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

The president wants to keep us in the dark

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/opinion/white-house-press-briefing-trump.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ty_20170629&nl=opinion-today&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

 

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