Today's news -- March 17, 2017

 

 

 

 

Lawmakers push tougher scoring for high-stakes tests *

Florida’s key standardized tests, which already trip up more than 40 percent of those who take them, should be even tougher for students to pass in coming years, some House lawmakers say. Reviving a debate from last year, they want to require students to show “proficiency” in order to pass Florida’s language arts and math exams, a move that could have far-reaching implications. The percentage of 10th graders who, on their first try, would pass the test needed to earn a diploma, for example, could fall from 51 percent to 36 percent, state data shows. That drop assumes “proficiency” on Florida’s tests would be pegged to that standard on the tougher National Assessment for Educational Progress, or NAEP, exams. Some state leaders tried unsuccessfully to make that connection early last year when Florida completed a scoring system for its new Florida Standards Assessments. But others opposed the move say proficiency on NAEP is meant to be a challenging benchmark while passing state tests should require “satisfactory” but not-quite-so stellar performances. The State Board of Education set the FSA passing scores in January 2016 so that a 3 on the five-level exams was passing and a 4 was considered “proficient.” The testing bill being pushed in the House (HB 773) would require a scoring system in which a 3 was proficient and, presumably, harder to attain than it is now. The proposal is an effort to have an “honest conversation” about whether the current scoring system ensures students graduate from high school prepared for what’s next, said Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, a bill sponsor, during a House education panel meeting earlier this week. “We should be striving to make our students proficient,” Diaz said. “We should not be graduating students that are not at grade level.” But Beth Overholt, a Tallahassee mother active in parent groups’ opposed to high-stakes testing, told the House panel it should not support a measure that runs counter to the state board’s vote, which was based on input from teachers and administrators. “This will result in many more students being retained as well as high school students not receiving their diplomas — all based on an arbitrary decision,” she said. “We’ll have a lot more kids that fail the test,” Overholt said, and then lots more who then need remedial classes. “This is going to explode costs for the districts.” The bill is backed by the Foundation for Florida’s Future, one of former Gov. Jeb Bush’s influential education advocacy groups.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-fsa-scores-naep-lawmakers-20170314-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Senate plans to dive into assessment, accountability *

For all the talk that Florida's 2017 legislative session would focus on higher education, giving K-12 a breather, the climate is shaping up for potentially major changes to the state's Jeb Bush-era test-based accountability system. The latest signal: The Senate Education Committee has scheduled a workshop for Monday, where it will tackle ideas in seven bills that could alter the landscape for students. The concepts on the agenda include the bill apparently favored in the House, aimed at pushing testing back to the final three weeks of school, and the Senate preferred version that would eliminate several tests and end value-added measures in teacher evaluations. Also in the mix are bills that would create more pathways to a standard high school diploma, change testing reporting rules and perhaps most notably, end the state's mandate schools retain third graders who do not pass a reading test, unless they get a good cause exemption. That latter idea has long been promoted by Democrats in the Legislature, with little to no support from the Republican majority. That it lands on the agenda for discussion alongside some of these other proposals marks a big shift at the capitol, where the appetite to scale back the model has to this point been muted. Even past efforts that did make changes did so only at the edges, with moves such as limiting state mandated testing to 45 hours, a level almost no school ever met.  Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, the Miami-Dade Democrat sponsoring the third-grade bill, recently said that he considered the legislation critical given a recent court ruling that upheld the requirement in the face of parent challenges. "When you talk to parents, students and educators about the worst parts of our over testing regime, the situation of third graders having to repeat a grade because of one standardized test just highlights how bad the overtesting has gotten," he said. "The court ruling simply reminds us that we need a statutory change." Just how much change is in the air remains to be hashed out. The Senate Education Committee will take its first go-round Monday, with no votes scheduled. Anything it comes up with would have to be approved in the House as well. Just about all the measures the Senate will discuss have House companions.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-senate-plans-to-dive-into-assessment-accountability-issues/2316944

 

Putnam schools bracing for “catastrophic” statewide budget cuts

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/putnam-county-schools-bracing-for-catastrophic-statewide-budget-cuts/423196306

 

Public school class sizes again eyed in the Legislature

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/public-school-class-sizes-again-eyed-florida-legislature#stream/0

 

Mandatory recess bill heads to Senate floor

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/mandatory-recess-bill-heads-to-senate-floor/2316821

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/dreaming-fondly-of-playtimes-and-crushes-past-senators-back-mandatory/2316862

 

Corcoran plans to bring more charter schools to Florida

http://www.fox13news.com/seen-on-tv/241997449-story

 

Trump seeks to slash U.S. DOE but make big push for school choice

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/trump-seeks-to-slash-education-department-but-make-big-push-for-school-choice/2017/03/15/63b8b6f8-09a1-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html?utm_term=.2aa98e7702b0

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/16/the-devos-trump-budget-to-privatize-public-schools/

http://wlrn.org/post/trumps-budget-blueprint-pinches-pennies-education

 

NEA president: Trump budget deprives students of opportunity (Lily Eskelsen García quoted)
http://www.nea.org/home/70238.htm

 

AFT president: “This budget takes a meat cleaver to public education” (Randi Weingarten quoted)
http://www.aft.org/press-release/aft-president-randi-weingarten-budget-takes-meat-cleaver-public-education

Why strong afterschool programs matter

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/why-strong-afterschool-programs-matter/2011/12/14/gIQAvtUpuO_blog.html?utm_term=.3760b37a12f2

 

Teachers, pastors hit Texas’ school voucher bill as “sinful” privatization

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2017/03/13/teachers-pastors-hit-texas-senates-school-voucher-bill-sinful-privatization?_ga=1.175304610.1643914223.1489508572

 

House GOP moves plan that would deny food stamps to 229,000 Floridians

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/house-republicans-move-plan-that-would-deny-food-stamps-to-229000/2316856

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Florida-could-cut-off-food-stamps-to-more-than-200000--416278493.html 

 

Five bills that would erode Florida's public records law

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/sunshine-law-in-florida-threatened-by-five-proposed-laws-in-legislature-9209282

 

Scott launches TV ad in war with House of tourism spending

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rick-scott-launches-tv-ad-in-war-with-house-of-tourism-spending/2316820

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/scott-hits-politicians-in-tallahassee-in-new-statewide-ad-110429

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/tv-ad-escalates-florida-governors-feud-with-republicans-ap_florida48c2b37bc4314258b170a60430c0a116

 

Scott encourages support for Enterprise Florida, Visit Florida

http://www.bradenton.com/news/business/article138904438.html

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170316/scott-rallies-local-businesses-to-support-state-agencies

 

Cutting Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida puts state at risk

http://www.news-press.com/story/opinion/2017/03/16/cutting-visit-florida-enterprise-florida-puts-state-risk/99245834/

 

Constitution Revision Commission to hold first meeting

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234096-constitution-comm-first-meeting

 

Prison chief: State losing corrections staff to Wal-Mart, creating insecurity in system

http://saintpetersblog.com/florida-prison-chief-state-losing-corrections-staff-wal-mart-creating-insecurity-system/

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Latvala-vows-help-for-corrections-department

http://news.wfsu.org/post/florida-senators-call-staffing-shortages-state-prisons-crisis

 

Scott removes prosecutor over refusal to seek death penalty

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-aramis-ayala-no-death-penalty-20170316-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/rick-scott-removes-orlando-prosecutor-over-her-refusal-to-seek-death/2316891?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/scott-and-bondi-denounce-decision-not-to-pursue-death-penalty-in-markeith-loyd-case-110434

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/orlando-prosecutor-will-no-longer-seek-death-penalty.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/3/16/gov_scott_to_reassig.html?cmpid=bluebar

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/03/16/prosecutors-stance-roils-death-penalty-debate/

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-markeith-loyd-death-penalty-20170315-story.html

 

Lawmakers must change their shameful attitude toward funding mental health care

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2017-03-16/friday-editorial-florida-lawmakers-must-change-their-shameful-attitude

 

Trump returns to Florida today, defying critics and costs

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/trump-returns-to-florida-today-defying-critics-and-costs/2316933

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-taxing-solution-pay-for-trump-mar-lago-getaways/8iXPU35qPtQmoYwp9k6FuN/

 

West Palm’s perfect traffic storm — Trump, boat show, bridge construction

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/west-palm-perfect-traffic-storm-trump-boat-show-bridge-construction/cyDeGe29GXvvJ3YA1oZs7M/

 

Pence scheduled to visit Jacksonville on Saturday

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-03-16/vice-president-mike-pence-scheduled-visit-jacksonville-saturday

 

Rubio takes money from telecoms, cosponsors bill to let them sell your web history

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/rubio-cosponsors-jeff-flakes-bill-to-let-isps-sell-your-web-history-after-taking-156000-from-telecom-companies-9203679

 

Trump budget is “heavy lift,” even for GOP Congress

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/budget-republicans-democrats.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/16/trump-budget-meets-early-resistance/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.2e71dc02c3f8

 

Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/capitol-hill-republicans-not-on-board-with-trump-budget/2017/03/16/9952d63e-0a6b-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html?utm_term=.f622637bae7f&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-budget-republicans-capitol-hill-236146

 

Trump’s budget cuts some agencies to their lowest levels in decades

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/16/us/politics/trump-budget-cuts.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

 

Trump budget plan declares war on “war on poverty” programs

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-16/trump-budget-plan-declares-war-on-war-on-poverty-programs

 

Entire homelessness agency could be eliminated by Trump's budget cuts

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/16/trump-budget-cut-eliminate-homelessness-agency?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217822&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Mulvaney deems climate research and poverty programs wasteful or ineffective

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/16/mulvaney-defends-proposed-cuts-to-climate-research-poverty-programs-deeming-them-wasteful-or-ineffective/?utm_term=.e502dafe1c4f&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s budget director understands that the poor prefer jet fighters to Big Bird

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/16/trumps-budget-director-understands-that-the-poor-prefer-jet-fighters-to-big-bird/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.7549ac5f50a4

 

Trump administration picks strange fight with Meals On Wheels

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58caeda5e4b0ec9d29da217c/amp?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000016&section=politics

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/16/trump-budget-chief-says-meals-on-wheels-is-not-showing-any-results-hes-wrong/?utm_term=.47f6b033a480&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s “forgotten men and women”? Budget forgets about them. Again.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trumps-forgotten-men-and-women-his-budget-forgets-about-them-again/2017/03/16/946b4a66-0a57-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.27cf80e5fc0f

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/trump-budget.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-republicans-plan-to-hurt-american-families/2017/03/16/3e4a952c-0a86-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.be2a305f278c&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Legal services in unprecedented danger under Trump's budget proposal

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/legal-aid-services-cut-trump-budget-proposal?CMP=edit_2221

 

Trump's budget calls for higher passenger fees and a privatized air traffic control

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-trump-budget-travel-20170316-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/white-house-endorses-plan-to-remove-30000-faa-workers-from-federal-payroll/2017/03/16/ce4a4e3c-099c-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?utm_term=.1324f3a5f1d8&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Scientists bristle at Trump budget’s cuts to research

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/climate/trump-budget-science-research.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s tear-down budget

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/opinion/mr-trumps-tear-down-budget.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-budget-is-utterly-unrealistic/2017/03/16/62d6ad3e-0a65-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.8dbca8869380&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/conservative-fantasies-colliding-with-reality.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-budgets-for-a-dumber-dirtier-america/2017/03/16/3373adc2-0a82-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html?utm_term=.bafc713a0755&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/16/trumps-budget-dream-paranoid-strongman-vicious-scrooge?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217822&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

From Florida, bipartisan bashing of Trump's budget plan

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/from-florida-bipartisan-bashing-of-trumps-budget-plan/2316850?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY%20BUZZ_USE%20THIS%20ONE_Clone%20first&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Key senators say they have no evidence that Trump Tower was wiretapped

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/16/key-senators-say-they-have-no-evidence-that-trump-tower-was-wiretapped/?utm_term=.740bd21acfb5&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bexclusive&wpmk=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/wiretapping-trump-tower-senate-intelligence-committee?CMP=edit_2221

https://thinkprogress.org/senate-intelligence-trump-wiretap-2b57dc0322b9#.5a231uf0e

 

Trump digs in on wiretap, no matter who says differently

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/richard-burr-mark-warner-trump-wiretap.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/16/spicer-says-trump-stands-by-unproven-allegation-that-obama-ordered-wiretapping-of-trump-tower/?utm_term=.b9a3506797f1&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/senate-intelligence-leaders-no-indications-of-trump-tower-surveillance-236138

 

GOP senators are fed up with DOJ’s silence about Trump’s wiretapping accusation

https://thinkprogress.org/amp/p/3b396ba12e7f

 

Trump adviser Flynn paid by multiple Russia-related entities, records show

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-details-released-on-russia-related-payments-to-flynn-before-he-joined-trump-campaign/2017/03/16/52a4205a-0a55-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.ae80d88ca356&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/michael-flynn-russia-paid-trip.html?emc=edit_th_20170317&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://thinkprogress.org/rt-michael-flynn-payment-moscow-trump-3a2bc0d77d66#.tp8cznlkv

http://www.businessinsider.com/mike-flynn-and-russia-2017-3

 

British intelligence agency calls claim it helped wiretap Trump “utterly ridiculous”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/16/gchq-denies-wiretap-claim-trump-obama?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217822&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/world/europe/trump-britain-obama-wiretap-gchq.html?emc=edit_na_20170317&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

 

Rand Paul calls McCain “unhinged” after McCain says Paul is working for Putin

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/rand-paul-calls-john-mccain-unhinged-after-mccain-says-paul-is-working-for-putin/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.110036c38387

https://apnews.com/c9eef209abe048df9fc29023ebb6884b?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

Trump and GOP work to win repeal of Obama’s health act

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/health-care-repeal-affordable-care-act.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=14&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Key House panel calls for work requirements, additional cuts in Medicaid

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/obamacare-revision-moves-to-next-step-thursday-house-budget-committee/2017/03/15/31fa1ec8-09f5-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?utm_term=.0c3b1170de7f&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

If they can’t do it now, Republicans can probably kiss health care reform goodbye

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/if-they-cant-do-it-now-republicans-can-probably-kiss-health-care-reform-goodbye/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.6f3a48ad36a8

 

The lessons of Obamacare: What Republicans should have learned, but haven't

http://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/3/15/14908524/obamacare-lessons-ahca-gop

 

The GOP health care plan’s fatal flaw

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/opinion/the-gop-health-care-plans-fatal-flaw.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=14&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The Republican bill to repeal Obamacare has made Obamacare repeal less likely

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/03/17/the-bill-intended-to-repeal-obamacare-has-made-repealing-obamacare-less-likely/?utm_term=.74c0ef406273&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trumpcare’s lonely, and seedy, supporter

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/trumpcares-lonely-and-seedy-supporter.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Diaz-Balart, Gaetz help advance GOP health care bill

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/diaz-balart-gaetz-help-advance-gop-health-care-bill/2316827

 

AARP: Florida slammed worst by Trumpcare

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/aarp-florida-slammed-worst-trumpcare-scared-lake-worth/Dhl7RRpms3dnILMjA2y0tM/

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/health-care/article138944743.html

 

Florida House Democrats demand Scott speak up on CBO scoring of health plan

http://saintpetersblog.com/house-democrats-demand-rick-scott-speak-cbos-scoring-gop-health-care-plan/

 

As Trump boasts about Muslim ban, courts use his own words against him

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/16/as-trump-boasts-about-his-muslim-ban-the-courts-use-his-own-words-against-him/?utm_term=.7f174c64bc3d&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/travel-ban-muslim-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Two federal judges find new Trump travel ban discriminatory

https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2017/03/16/trump-suffers-second-defeat-as-revised-travel-ban-on-hold

 

Trump is not above the courts

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/opinion/trump-is-not-above-the-courts.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=12&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Appellate judges rebuke Trump for “personal attacks” on judiciary, “intimidation”

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-appeals-court-judges-rebuke-trump-for-personal-attacks-on-judiciary/2316847

 

How Trump’s travel ban uses Muslim women as pawns

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/03/16/how-trumps-travel-ban-uses-muslim-women-as-pawns/?utm_term=.4a0ee86945d9&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Undocumenteds fade from the city they helped build

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/17/undocumented-immigrants-charlotte-north-carolina-construction?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=217822&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Fired Coptic Christian state employee incorrectly reported as “Muslim terrorist”

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/16/lawsuit-fired-dot-coptic-christian-employee-incorrectly-reported-muslim-terrorist/99253586/

 

Amid “Trump effect” fear, colleges see dip in foreign applicants

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/international-students-us-colleges-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Irish premier uses St. Patrick’s Day ritual to lecture Trump on immigration

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/irish-st-patricks-enda-kenny-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=16&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/opinion/even-on-their-special-day-irish-immigrants-in-america-have-reason-to-fear.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Soros: When hate surges

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/opinion/george-soros-when-hate-surges.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170317&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Getting a visa to visit the U.S. is a long and extensive process for most

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/16/us/visa-process-united-states.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Ex-workers at SEC nominee’s firm urge him to denounce travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/business/dealbook/sec-nominee-travel-ban-trump-jay-clayton.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=23&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump and his advisers can’t keep quiet — and it’s becoming a real problem

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-and-his-advisers-cant-keep-quiet--and-its-becoming-a-real-problem/2017/03/16/157d2100-0a63-11e7-93dc-00f9bdd74ed1_story.html?utm_term=.6ceb6b012370&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Rulings offer glimpse into what kind of justice Gorsuch would be

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/rulings-offer-glimpse-into-what-kind-of-justice-gorsuch-would-be/2017/03/16/47e461be-081d-11e7-b77c-0047d15a24e0_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Giffords: “Stopping gun violence takes courage”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/17/gabby-giffords-stopping-gun-violence-takes-courage/99293096/

 

Trump’s budget will drive up his own voters’ energy bills

https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-budget-will-drive-up-on-his-own-voters-power-bills-3a6ea89ed93e#.kda8ctg0f

 

Trump fuel economy rollback will kill jobs and cost each car buyer $1,650

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-fuel-economy-rollback-would-kill-jobs-and-cost-each-car-buyer-1-650-aa2da0479b7d#.epbh5xbzi

 

“I’d be hurt and upset”: Cities fear Trump’s cuts to urban programs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/budget-cuts-inner-city-programs-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=19&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s budget would hammer climate programs at EPA, NASA, NOAA, and Energy

http://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/3/16/14943826/trump-budget-proposal-climate-change

 

Trump budget cuts put Florida coast at risk

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trump-budget-cuts-put-florida-coast-at-risk/2316866

 

Canadians fear Trump’s budget will devastate Great Lakes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/world/canada/trump-budget-canada-great-lakes.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170316&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump's proposal to end arts endowment is latest chapter in a fraught history https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/mar/16/national-endowment-for-the-arts-trump-budget-nea?CMP=edit_2221

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-save-the-nea-20170316-story.html

 

The people from “Government Sachs”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/business/dealbook/goldman-sachs-goverment-jobs.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=20&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Edge or Liability? White House ties may cut two ways for Goldman

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/business/dealbook/goldman-sachs-white-house-relationship.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=21&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/16/goldman-sachs-ceo-salutes-bank-veterans-who-joined-trump-administration-says-he-hopes-more-follow/

 

Wells Fargo leaders reaped lavish pay even as account scandal unfolded

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/business/dealbook/17wells-fargo-executive-compensation-stumpf-sloan.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170316&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Fact check: Trump’s day of falsehoods and misleading claims

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/fact-check-trumps-day-of-falsehoods-and-misleading-claims.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170316&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Reporter accuses White House of “totally unethical” behavior

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/03/16/david-cay-johnston-accuses-white-house-of-totally-unethical-behavior/?utm_term=.b908ea611fe3&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

That moment when Trump faced the farce of his media critiques

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/03/16/that-moment-when-president-trump-faced-the-farce-of-his-media-critiques/?utm_term=.ae11c4b68ca8&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Trump doesn’t really care what you think of his Twitter obsession

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/16/people-really-dont-like-donald-trumps-tweets-that-wont-stop-him/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.c34a6536472e

 

Public broadcasters fear “collapse” if government drops support

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/business/media/corporation-for-public-broadcasting-cuts.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170317&nl=first-draft&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-pbs-cpb-npr-trump-budget-cuts-20170316-story.html

 

If Trump really wants to unify American culture, he should fund public broadcasting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2017/03/16/if-trump-really-wants-to-unify-american-culture-he-should-fund-public-broadcasting/?utm_term=.4bc5d996a884&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

 

 

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