Today's news -- March 13, 2017

 

 

 

Lawmakers tinker with teacher bonus plans *

More top educators in Florida would have a crack at an annual state bonus in the 2017-18 school year, under initial legislative proposals to expand a controversial, 2-year-old teacher incentive program. While there’s more room for compromise this year, House and Senate plans, unveiled last week, likely won’t appease all critics because they keep intact a core premise that teachers’ unions have vehemently opposed. To entice and reward the “Best and Brightest” teachers and — for the first time — principals who work in Florida public schools, lawmakers still want educators to demonstrate both “highly effective” teaching skills but also personal academic prowess in order to qualify for the extra cash. Teachers and principals who tested well on the SAT/ACT back in high school could still use those scores as one way to meet the requirements, and going forward, lawmakers want to also let them use other, similar benchmarks — such as qualifying scores on graduate school entrance exams or teacher certification tests. The inclusion of principals in the program is critical to expanding it, said state Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., a Hialeah Republican who is the House pre-K-12 education budget chairman and who is shepherding the House measure. “We know the No. 1 factor in the student’s life is the quality of the teacher, but the No. 1 factor in getting teachers to those schools is the quality of the leadership,” Diaz said.  How many additional teachers and principals might be eligible under an expanded program is unknown — so is the price tag for exactly how much the expansion of “Best & Brightest” would cost taxpayers or how it would be paid for. One key senator revealed last month that the House’s intent — with Senate support — is to pour as much as $250 million into expanding “Best & Brightest” next year. That would be five times the $49 million that lawmakers approved this year. Altamonte Springs Republican David Simmons, the Senate’s pre-K-12 education budget chairman, reaffirmed that pledge on Wednesday when the Senate’s proposal was released. House leaders have been less committal to a figure and said Friday that an estimated cost hadn’t been determined. The “Best & Brightest” program — the brainchild of current House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes — has been the subject of intense criticism since it was established in 2015.  Teachers’ union leaders and some lawmakers in both parties have complained that teachers’ personal academics and their performance in the classroom ought not to be linked. “Just because you do well on a test doesn’t mean you’re going to be a good teacher — clearly,” Diaz said. “However, we know that if you put individuals with higher aptitude into the classroom, they have a better chance at being a highly effective teacher and impacting our students.” The Florida Education Association, the largest teachers’ union in the state, is “still evaluating” the Legislature’s new proposals, FEA spokesman Mark Pudlow said. However, he added: New teachers “need to know there is some consistency in their base pay — not just volatile bonuses.” “Good research suggests some incentives can work, but several of the criteria being used to award the bonuses are untethered from research,” Pudlow said.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article137753233.html

The only “no” vote during Friday’s hearing came from Rep. Shevrin Jones, D-West Park, who said the changes put the House “on the right track," but he still had reservations about the bonuses. “If we could just give them a raise … we would be able to just attract teachers based on the salaries we have,” Jones said. Stuart Klatte, president of the Lake County Education Association, said that is what the unions and most teachers would prefer. “I’d rather see that money going into teacher salaries, going into the classroom, benefitting students,” Klatte said. Rep. Rene Plasencia, R-Orlando, who voted for the House bill, said there still will be “push back” from teachers and administrators, but he liked that the bonus money bypassed the usual teachers union-district bargaining process. Instead, the money gets distributed as lawmakers want. “Our intentions are carried out because it goes directly from us to the teachers,” he said.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-best-brightest-teachers-bonuses-florida-lawmakers-20170309-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

http://news.wfsu.org/post/florida-house-members-move-bill-expand-teacher-scholarships-principals

 

Scott's ideas for teacher incentives didn't resonate; Legislature has own plans

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/gov-scotts-ideas-for-teacher-incentives-didnt-resonate-legislature-has-own/2316185

 

Teaching of evolution, climate change at stake in Donalds' bill

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/education/2017/03/11/teaching-evolution-climate-change-stake-byron-donalds-bill/98901304/

 

New Pasco County school union president calls for improved culture (Don Peace quoted and Kenny Blankenship mentioned)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/new-pasco-county-school-union-president-calls-for-improved-culture/2316166

 

Despite promises, change comes slowly to Tampa school

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/despite-grand-promises-change-comes-slowly-to-tampas-four-time-f-school/2316060

 

School counselor honored for helping Miami’s most vulnerable LGBTQ students

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/gay-south-florida/article137809423.html

 

A parent lawsuit bites the dust, and legislators get rolling

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/gradebook-podcast-a-parent-lawsuit-bites-the-dust-and-legislators-get/2316124

 

New law allows out-of-county school transfers, but only if there's space

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/education/2017/03/10/new-law-allows-out--county-school-transfers-but-only-if-theres-space-video/97648958/

 

The Florida corporate tax credit program: a statewide scam *

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/07/the-florida-corporate-tax-credit-program-a-statewide-scam/

 

The origins of Florida’s tax credits for constitutionally banned vouchers

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/12/sue-legg-the-origins-of-floridas-tax-credits-for-constitutionally-banned-vouchers/

 

DeVos' holy war

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trump-education-secretary-betsy-devos-a-win-for-the-christian-right-w470605

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trumps-school-choice-plan-religious-fundamentalism-taxpayer-expense

 

Vouchers hurting the children they pretend to help

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/10/john-kuhn-vouchers-are-the-civil-wrongs-movement-of-our-time-hurting-the-children-they-pretend-to-help/

 

How a high court ruling on playground covering may pave the way for vouchers (Lily Eskelsen García and Alice O’Brien quoted)
http://neatoday.org/2017/03/09/blaine-amendment-school-vouchers/

 

What DeVos should have learned at Washington school

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-betsy-devos-should-have-learned-at-jefferson-academy/2017/03/09/bb5382d4-fa0c-11e6-9845-576c69081518_story.html?utm_term=.d53e0ab597cc&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1

 

Parents, unite against DeVos! Think of it as a bake sale to save the future

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/13/public-school-parents-battle-of-lifetime-we-must-resist?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217142&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Block grants produce waste, fraud, and abuse

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/12/denis-smith-block-grants-produce-waste-fraud-and-abuse/

 

Teacher to Ohio governor: “You are in the dark about life in the classroom”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/09/teacher-to-ohio-gov-kasich-you-are-in-the-dark-about-life-in-the-classroom/

 

New Orleans: A plagiarized charter school application

http://amp.nola.com/v1/articles/20300871/plagiarize_charter_application.amp

 

Alabama constitution still calls for “separate schools for white and colored children”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/10/fyi-alabamas-constitution-still-calls-for-separate-schools-for-white-and-colored-children/?wpisrc=nl_answer&wpmm=1

 

GOP won’t protect LGBT students, those with disabilities in D.C. voucher bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/12/gop-lawmakers-refuse-to-protect-lgbt-students-and-those-with-disabilities-in-school-voucher-bill/?utm_term=.1cc12b8e1988  

 

Colleges balk at budget cuts *

State college presidents on Friday expressed dismay that the 28-school system is being targeted for three-quarters of the cuts in the Florida Senate's initial plan to trim $131 million in higher-education spending. "It is of great concern that the first thing out of the chute is a 74 percent reduction impacting the Florida college system and it is directed at programs that support our most at-risk student populations," said Ed Meadows, president of Pensacola State College and the chairman of the Council of Presidents, which represents all the state colleges. The suggested cuts include a $55 million reduction in remedial education, the suspension of $30 million in performance funding for the colleges and the suspension of $10 million in incentive funds aimed at producing more students with technical and industry certifications. College presidents were also concerned that their system's cuts represented more than 74 percent of the $131 million total, while the state university reductions represented 10 percent and the private college cuts represented 5 percent. But Meadows noted the budget process is still in its early stages. "We hope to work with the Senate in the coming weeks to lessen the impact it could have on our ability to serve our students," he told the other presidents Friday during their monthly meeting.

http://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20170311/colleges-balk-at-budget-cuts

 

New FGCU president agrees to $350,000 base salary, plus bonuses

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/03/10/new-fgcu-president-agrees---no-term-contract/99000088/

 

Delaney’s legacy as UNF president has been built on more than just numbers

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/showstory.php?Story_id=549513

 

California Democrats unveil aid plan with goal of making public colleges “debt-free”

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-debt-free-college-20170313-story.html

 

Under radar, GOP leaders spent $240 million on lawyers

https://apnews.com/16d4889e526d4e919a58bb5e86798882/AP-Exclusive:-Under-radar,-Florida-spent-$240M-on-lawyers

https://apnews.com/1b3a0049d21e4d7da563eb0f9846f801/Lawyered-up?-A-look-at-what-Florida-has-spent-money-on

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/233732-dep-responds-house-legal

 

House votes to kill Enterprise Florida despite Scott's pressure

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article137790208.html

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/house-gives-final-passage-to-efi-visit-florida-bills-110289

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170310/no-sale-florida-house-votes-to-shut-down-jobs-agency

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170310/house-shoots-down-enterprise-florida-incentives

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/10/house-passes-plan-reduce-visit-florida-funding/99004216/

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/no-sexy-beaches-florida-legislators-clamp-down-on-agencies-ap_florida4d59658aea824ea6a8430cf955f43326

 

Who dared to defy Gov. Scott on jobs program?

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/who-dared-to-defy-gov-rick-scott-on-jobs-program/2316225

 

Southwest Florida a case study in GOP split over incentives

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170312/southwest-florida-case-study-in-gop-split-over-incentives?rssfeed=true

 

Lingering question about 2017 Legislature

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2017/03/12/editorial-lingering-question-2017-legislature/98952000/

 

Dispute over bill exposes fractures in Negron's Senate leadership team

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/trial-lawyer-setback-exposes-fractures-in-negrons-leadership-team-110302

 

Defend openness during Sunshine Week

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-defend-openness-during-sunshine-week/2316152

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article138046198.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/columnists/os-ed-sunshine-sunday-20170310-story.html

http://www.gainesville.com/opinion/20170312/editorial-protect-publics-right-to-know

 

More than half of Polk households struggling, United Way says

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170310/more-than-half-of-polk-households-struggling-united-way-says

 

Republicans want to be rewarded as if they expanded Medicaid

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/12/florida-republicans-want-rewarded-if-they-expanded-medicaid/99024466/

 

Legislators attack — and now want to preside over — courts

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/columnists/os-eisnaugle-florida-courts-dca-scott-maxwell-20170310-story,amp.html

https://www.facingsouth.org/2017/03/open-war-against-judiciary

 

Unanimous death juries legislation headed to governor's desk

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/unanimous-death-juries-legislation-headed-to-governors-desk/2316130

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/233720-floridas-death-penalty-fix

 

Legislature postpones vote on racial bias in sentencing

http://projects.heraldtribune.com/bias/vote-postponed/?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_NL&utm_content=INKA_SHT

 

Tell us why you haven't ruled Florida House tells court

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/tell-us-why-you-havent-ruled-florida-house-tells-court-ap_floridae70bc8d4085241b1a7d94fdc653bd7df

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/233714-supreme-court-reporting-bill

 

Wildfire season could be hot, damaging in Florida — thanks to La Niña

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article137818613.html

 

Gun bills aren’t dead yet, NRA lobbyist Hammer says

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170310/gun-bills-arent-dead-yet-nra-lobbyist-hammer-says?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_NL&utm_content=INKA_SHT

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/11/guns-standoff-judiciary-advocates-lose-majority-gop-defection/99020404/

 

Why hurting the poor will hurt the economy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-anti-poverty-programs-congress-wants-to-cut-are-crucial-to-the-economy/2017/03/10/5359b7e0-0509-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.b54a1bffec20&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1

 

The 1930s were humanity's darkest, bloodiest hour. Are you paying attention?

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/11/1930s-humanity-darkest-bloodiest-hour-paying-attention-second-world-war?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216951&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Steady U.S. job growth sets stage for Fed to raise interest rates

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/business/economy/february-unemployment-jobs-report.html?emc=edit_th_20170311&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump wants faster growth. The Fed isn’t so sure.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/business/trump-fed-interest-rate.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170313&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-fed-has-a-choice-to-make-with-enormous-stakes/2017/03/12/b7ff95a4-05c5-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.4a497baf6256&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump team taking more and more credit for Obama successes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/03/10/daily-202-trump-team-taking-more-and-more-credit-for-obama-successes/58c2661ae9b69b1406c75d59/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/upshot/should-trump-get-credit-for-good-jobs-numbers.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Trump's budget director claims Obama was “manipulating” jobs data

http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/12/news/economy/mick-mulvaney-obama-jobs-data/index.html

 

Trump’s head-spinning shift on the economy has left his supporters behind

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/10/the-people-who-were-left-behind-two-months-ago-are-still-left-behind/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.92608367613c

 

Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/through-his-budget-a-bottom-line-look-at-trumps-new-washington/2017/03/12/29739206-05be-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.e6a8aaf28b5f&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bnation&wpmk=1

 

House committee wants evidence for Trump's wiretap claim

http://www.bradenton.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article138036403.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-russia-house-investigators-adam-schiff-devin-nunes-235949

 

If Russia inquiry is not “legitimate,” Democrats may abandon it

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/us/politics/house-intelligence-commitee-russia-investigation.html?emc=edit_th_20170312&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

McCain to Trump: Retract wiretapping claim or prove it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/12/mccain-to-trump-retract-wiretapping-claim-or-prove-it/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.7c8132d84e7e

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/13/john-mccain-tells-trump-present-wiretapping-evidence-or-retract-the-claim?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217142&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Sources: FBI looks into computer link between Russian bank, Trump organization

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/09/politics/fbi-investigation-continues-into-odd-computer-link-between-russian-bank-and-trump-organization/

 

Trump asks U.S. attorneys to resign after Hannity calls for “purge”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/politics/us-attorney-justice-department-trump.html?_r=1

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/22093206f793

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-tells-all-remaining-obama-administration-us-attorneys-to-resign/2017/03/10/110e3d8c-05ce-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.fbe970a8783b&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/us/politics/preet-bharara-us-attorney.html?emc=edit_th_20170312&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-york-federal-prosecutor-preet-bharara-has-not-submitted-resignation/2017/03/11/39163292-067a-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.87d9db210f39&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/11/preet-bharara-us-attorney-refuses-resign-jeff-sessions?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217046&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/11/preet-bharara-said-he-wanted-to-be-a-u-s-attorney-forever-well-he-was-just-fired/?utm_term=.08177c932da9&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/nyregion/preet-bharara-us-attorney.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/us/politics/white-house-addresses-trumps-unorthodox-call-to-preet-bharara.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170313&nl=first-draft&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Bharara was investigating Fox News when Hannity urged Trump to fire him

http://www.palmerreport.com/politics/preet-bharara-was-investigating-fox-news-when-sean-hannity-urged-donald-trump-to-fire-him/1887/

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/03/winner-in-trumps-decision-to-fire-bharara-might-be-murdoch.html?ncid=newsltushpmgnews

 

Tampa's Bentley among U.S. attorneys asked to resign in Trump housecleaning

http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/trumps-asks-for-resignation-of-us-attorney-a-lee-bentley-iii/2316269?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Warren says Trump pushed out prosecutors to install “cronies”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/12/elizabeth-warren-trump-preet-bharara?CMP=edit_2221

 

Oversight Committee member is suspicious about the U.S. attorney firing

https://thinkprogress.org/cummings-preet-bharara-firing-suspicious-b92329a69391#.5qr9itc9w

 

Flynn was paid to represent Turkey’s interests during Trump campaign

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/politics/michael-flynn-turkey.html?referer=https://t.co/d6oQugCOW8?amp=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/flynn-told-trump-team-he-might-register-as-a-foreign-agent/2017/03/10/7e30713a-05cb-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpflynn-840pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.a66d80c88267

 

Trump adviser admits to contact with DNC hacker

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/323477-top-trump-adviser-admits-to-contacting-dnc-hackers-report

https://thinkprogress.org/robert-stone-exchanged-messages-guccifer-2-0-f9e75f15d1aa#.a5v1llo1e

 

Russian espionage piggybacks on a cybercriminal’s hacking

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/world/europe/russia-hacker-evgeniy-bogachev.html?emc=edit_ta_20170312&nl=top-stories&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

 

Russian oligarch responds to Trump airport connection

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/russian-oligarch-responds-trump-airport-connection/CcEXuaeizkE7B3wwInYRVN/

 

ACLU files complaint against Sessions over Senate testimony

http://www.wpbf.com/article/aclu-files-complaint-against-sessions-over-senate-testimony/9116687

 

GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut -- almost entirely for the wealthy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/business/tax-cuts-affordable-care-act-repeal.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/7/14844362/ahca-ryancare-trumpcare-tax-cut-rich

 

The five big numbers to look for in the CBO report on health care reform

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/12/upshot/five-things-to-look-for-in-the-cbo-report-on-health-care-reform.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170313&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politics/cbo-report-republican-health-care/index.html

 

GOP health plan could strip addiction and mental health coverage from 1.3 million

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-gops-health-care-plan-could-strip-addiction-and-mental-health-coverage-from-1-3-million/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_03_10&utm_term=daily

 

Trump supporters in the heartland fear being left behind by GOP health plan

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/12/republican-healthcare-trump-pence-medicaid-indiana?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217046&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/west-virginia-tug-river-obamacare/?wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-obamacare-trump-supporters-20170312-story.html

 

The moral failing of Obamacare repeal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/opinion/sunday/the-moral-failing-of-obamacare-repeal.html?emc=edit_th_20170312&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Yes, Trump scammed many of his working-class supporters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/10/trump-scammed-many-of-his-working-class-supporters-this-new-analysis-leaves-little-doubt/?utm_term=.7b1c52b01f0d&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Another key Republican senator knocks GOP Obamacare plan

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/dean-heller-obamacare-republicans-235978

 

Pence says Obamacare “failed” Kentucky, where 500,000 gained insurance

https://thinkprogress.org/pence-obamacare-failed-kentucky-where-500-000-gained-insurance-1f06df8ec2d4#.40aqvxtyn

 

Trump’s promises are taking a beating in the GOP’s Obamacare replacement

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/10/the-gops-obamacare-replacement-is-looking-like-a-bunch-of-broken-trump-promises/

 

Trump said no one would lose coverage under GOP plan. Ryan won’t back that.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-says-none-but-paul-ryan-says-he-doesnt-know-how-many-would-lose-coverage-under-obamacare-repeal/2017/03/12/be643bfc-0750-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?utm_term=.4ca89fe746e3&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Price says “nobody will be worse off financially” under Obamacare repeal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tom-price-obamacare-repeal_us_58c54bc2e4b054a0ea6b2756?w0ert9xv5uon5vzpvi&&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Morning%20Email%203132017&utm_content=The%20Morning%20Email%203132017+CID_de2cd91b058842f53a74da6bdb89d083&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&

 

Trump keeps low profile after praising health care overhaul

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/politics/trump-health-affordable-care-act.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170310&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Millions might lose health coverage? Not to hear Republican leaders tell it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/12/millions-might-lose-health-coverage-not-to-hear-republican-leaders-tell-it/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.9bd4a7c67d40

 

Sleeper issue of Medicaid’s future could prove health-care plans’ stumbling block

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/sleeper-issue-of-medicaids-future-could-prove-health-care-plans-stumbling-block/2017/03/12/d5fe2342-05af-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.fd0e0fec57f1&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

The GOP’s high-risk strategy for health law repeal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/us/politics/republican-health-law-repeal-strategy.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170311&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

GOP desire to keep party feuds private breaks down over health care

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/us/politics/gop-desire-to-keep-party-feuds-private-breaks-down-over-health-care.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170312&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Obamacare repeal could die in Senate without changes, Nelson says

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-03-10/obamacare-repeal-could-die-senate-without-changes-us-sen-bill-nelson-says?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

Nurses in Tampa speak out against GOP health law proposal

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/nurses-tampa-speak-out-against-gop-health-law-proposal#stream/0

 

Desantis under fire at town hall meeting in Daytona Beach

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170311/gop-congressman-desantis-under-fire-at-town-hall-meeting-in-daytona

https://trofire.com/2017/03/10/florida-congressman-tells-cancer-patients-go-er-seek-treatment/

http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2017-03-12/desantis-town-hall-rep-reiterates-support-repealing-aca-still-seeks-costs

 

DeSantis’s first principle: Do harm

https://flaglerlive.com/105719/desantis-obamacare/

 

Issa, Hunter face raucous anti-Trump crowds at town hall meetings

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/politics/sd-no-issa-meeting-20170310-story.html

 

Trump's revised travel ban dealt first court setback

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-court-idUSKBN16I02F

 

Mayors resist Trump's immigration policies: “We cannot submit to a bully”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/12/trump-immigration-sxsw-sanctuary-cities-philadelphia-santa-fe?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217046&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump’s revised travel ban is denounced by 134 foreign policy experts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-denounced-foreign-policy-experts.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170311&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

The travel-ban casualty the White House is ignoring

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-travel-ban-is-a-threat-to-science/2017/03/10/b1b25158-0504-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.107551baff5b&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1

 

King says civilization can’t be restored with “somebody else’s babies”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/us/steve-king-white-nationalism-racism.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170313&nl=first-draft&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/12/rep-steve-king-warns-that-our-civilization-cant-be-restored-with-somebody-elses-babies/?utm_term=.8b49cc3f3202&wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2017/03/12/iowa-rep-steve-king-muslim-children/99099712/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-king-someone-elses-babies-white-nationalism-muslim_us_58c5c27ce4b0ed71826d54c9?5grjhjlyubzw7b9&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The%20Morning%20Email%203132017&utm_content=The%20Morning%20Email%203132017+CID_de2cd91b058842f53a74da6bdb89d083&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&

 

Trump immigration crackdown is great for private prison stocks

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/your-money/immigrants-prison-stocks.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Is ICE’s help-wanted sign a welcome mat for rogue applicants, too?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/us/politics/trump-ice-agents-deportations-immigrants.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

 

Muhammad Ali Jr. stopped again after testifying about first airport detention

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-muhammed-ali-red-flag-flight-20170310-story.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/muhammad-ali-jr-detained-airport.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170310&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/03/10/i-felt-just-like-i-felt-at-my-fathers-funeral-muhammad-alis-son-describes-airport-detainment/?utm_term=.e74bacdc5a84&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/10/muhammad-ali-jr-detained-airport-congress-hearing?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216951&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

The Trump slump? Tourists say they're scared to visit the United States

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-travel-slump-2017-story.html

 

Foreigners who overstay their visas outnumber those who cross the border illegally

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article137722458.html

 

Woman detained after speaking about deportation fears is released

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/us/daniela-vargas-detained-daca-released.html?emc=edit_th_20170311&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

A man assumed a store’s Indian owners were Muslim. So he tried to burn it down.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/03/12/police-man-started-dumpster-fire-to-run-the-arabs-out-of-our-country-the-victims-were-indian/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3b57025a0ff5

 

“Go back to your country, terrorist”: Man accused of attacking restaurant employee https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/03/12/get-out-of-america-man-charged-with-hate-crime-after-attacking-restaurant-employee-with-a-pipe/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.1e9619ecba0f

 

What have we become in the time of Trump?

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/233712-martin-dyckman-become-time-trump

 

What happened after an anti-Semitic bomb threat at my school

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-happened-after-an-anti-semitic-bomb-threat-at-my-school/2017/03/10/3ed50602-05aa-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.cdee631efd03&wpisrc=nl_opinionsA&wpmm=1

 

Survey: White evangelicals think Christians face more discrimination than Muslims

http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/3/10/14881446/prri-survey-muslims-christians-discrimination

 

What the president could learn from professional economists

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/upshot/what-president-trump-could-learn-from-professional-economists.html?smid=tw-share

 

Concerns about riskier mortgages are sprouting

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/03/12/concerns-riskier-mortgages-sprouting/98954348/

 

Democrats’ line of attack on Gorsuch: no friend of the little guy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/13/us/politics/democrats-judge-gorsuch-confirmation-hearing.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170313&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/13/politics/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-nomination/index.html

 

GOP votes to “obliterate” consumer class-action lawsuits

http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-class-actions-20170310-story.html

 

Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/03/11/employees-who-decline-genetic-testing-could-face-penalities-under-proposed-bill/?utm_term=.4dee30414a79&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

We spend $100 billion on policing. We have no idea what works.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/10/we-spend-100-billion-on-policing-we-have-no-idea-what-works/?utm_term=.2570c918c032&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Sessions doesn’t want to investigate police. Here’s why we need to.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/10/sessions-doesnt-want-to-investigate-police-heres-why-we-need-to/?utm_term=.59793ef285b8&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Pruitt’s office deluged with callers after he questions the science of global warming

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/10/epa-administrator-scott-pruitt-call-your-office/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_ee-pruitt-8pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.58e49903d67a

 

How Perdue’s power benefits his friends

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/donald-trump-sonny-perdue-agriculture-235982

 

Trump’s proposed NOAA cuts would disarm our coasts in the face of rising seas

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/10/proposed-noaa-cuts-would-disarm-our-coasts-in-the-face-of-rising-seas-scientists-say/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.e3cc729ab614

 

Nelson, Rubio fight back over proposed cuts to Coast Guard, NOAA and FEMA

http://www.tampabay.com/news/nelson-rubio-fight-back-over-proposed-cuts-to-coast-guard-noaa-and-fema/2316208

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-budget-cuts-coast-guard-tsa-make-america-safe-again-898d0dec11e1#.55w6bytl6

 

How the Amazon River may make hurricanes more deadly

http://weatherplus.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/03/06/how-the-amazon-river-may-make-hurricanes-more-deadly/?ecmp=newspaper_email&user-access=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJpYXQiOjE0ODkzNDg4MTgsImV4cCI6MTQ4OTQ2Mzk5OSwicHJvZHVjdHMiOlt7InBpZCI6Ind3dy5teXBhbG1iZWFjaHBvc3QuY29tIiwiZXhwIjoxNDg5NDYzOTk5LCJhdXRoZW4iOiJieXBhc3MifV19.v8P8oC0fKyKSOh5qmIn3Zw7VeaOsNFzjXYz4CUBtEck&uuid=

 

Conservatives cheer EPA cuts that activists fear “will be borne by lungs”

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