Today's news -- March 22, 2017

 

 

 

 

Senators ponder direction on school testing *

A Senate Education Committee meeting Tuesday on the state's accountability system turned into a show of strength by people who want to scale back standardized testing, as lawmakers consider the next move. The long-running debate over the use of assessments in school grades, teacher evaluations and retention and graduation decisions has flared again, prompting a spate of new bills from lawmakers to tamp down testing --- and pushback from supporters of former Gov. Jeb Bush's drive to strengthen accountability over the past 15 years. "The insanity has gone on far too long," said Luke Flynt, secretary-treasurer for the Florida Education Association, the state's main teachers union. "The only consistent result that we have seen from state testing is that they have sucked the joy out of learning and out of teaching." What is less clear is the way forward in the debate -- whether the Republican-dominated Legislature, which still includes many Bush protégés, will back more-sweeping proposals to eliminate several statewide tests or a measured approach backed by the Bush-founded Foundation for Florida's Future. Several of the newest proposals were aired Tuesday at the Senate Education Committee. Sen. Wilton Simpson, a Trilby Republican who has been leading the panel's meetings in the medical absence of Chairwoman Dorothy Hukill, said after the meeting that no decision has been made. "We may put together some sort of a committee bill ... with a configuration of the bills that you just heard," Simpson said. "But again, that's Senator Hukill's ultimate call. We'll have to confer with her first." Members are already moving forward with what is known as the "Fewer, Better Tests" legislation (HB 773) backed by the foundation -- a bill ironically named, critics say, because it doesn't explicitly eliminate any tests. Supporters say it could lead to some local tests being shelved because they don't meet reporting standards in the legislation. But several of the people who spoke Tuesday at the Senate committee meeting, even some traditionally aligned with conservative causes, slammed the Senate version of the "Fewer, Better Tests" bill (SB 926) as insufficient. "It's not a bipartisan bill," said Catherine Baer, chairwoman of The Tea Party Network and part of a coalition backing stronger legislation. "It's been put forward by former Governor Bush's foundation. The foundation's educational philosophy has been soundly rejected by parents in the state of Florida and across the United States." Most of those wanting to more strongly dial back testing have rallied around a bipartisan proposal spearheaded by Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat who doubles as head of the Florida Association of District School Superintendents. That measure (SB 964) would, among other things, get rid of the requirement for end-of-course tests in geometry, Algebra II, U.S. history and civics; allow college-entrance exams like the SAT and ACT to be used in lieu of the state's graduation test; and allow a pencil-and-paper option for the state's current, computer-based tests. "What began as a system to measure student performance and to hold students accountable has become an educational system that has been dominated by tests --- over-testing, I would suggest," Montford, a former Leon County schools superintendent, said Tuesday.

http://www.news4jax.com/education/senators-ponder-direction-on-school-testing

 

Keep state’s class-size mandate in force *

Two years ago, parents in Miami-Dade County began to notice that school class sizes were larger than prior years, contrary to a constitutional amendment passed in 2002 to limit sizes for core classes. An attempt by the Legislature to amend it in 2010, utilizing a school-wide average to determine class size, failed to pass. The Legislature has, over the years, whittled the constitutional amendment, defining most classes as extracurricular instead of core.  In 2013, the Legislature exempted magnet and charter schools from strict class-size requirements, and allowed them to utilize a school-wide average for calculating size. School districts then re-designated the schools as schools of choice to use this exception. But the re-labeling had attenuating problems. School districts have since attempted to pass legislation to codify an average standard for all schools on the weak rationale that the constitutional amendment does not include a penalty provision, so the Legislature is free to formulate a penalty, even if contrary to the mandate. A version of the prior maximum class size bills (HB 591/SB 808) is winding its way through the Legislature again this year. In this version, however, the requirement of the districts to report to the Florida Department of Education the actual numbers of students per core class has been eliminated. The only way for the public to know whether the districts are in compliance is to pursue a public records request for each school in the state. The public has a right to know whether the districts are complying with the constitutional class-size mandate on a classroom basis, not on a school-wide average basis. The Legislature is not free to eliminate strict reporting requirements. This provision is contrary to the idea of transparency and accountability in government.

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article140017118.html

 

Legislature to discuss expanding controversial teacher bonus program (Michelle Dillon quoted)
http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2017-03-22/legislature-discuss-expanding-controversial-teacher-bonus-program

 

Jefferson nears deal with charter firm to run district schools

http://news.wfsu.org/post/jefferson-nears-deal-somerset-academy-run-district-schools

 

Santa Rosa district, teachers on two paths to settlement http://www.pnj.com/story/news/education/2017/03/21/santa-rosa-county-school-district-teacher-negotiations/99452886/

 

Religious expression bill keeps moving in Senate, without changes

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/religious-expression-bill-keeps-moving-in-florida-senate-without-changes/2317369

 

Does new Florida law hurt school districts seeking construction funding?

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/gradebook-podcast-does-new-florida-law-hurt-school-districts-seeking/2317248

 

House subcommittee advances bill to monitor pre-k student gains

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-house-subcommittee-advances-bill-to-monitor-pre-k-student-gains/2317324

 

Corporate reform: Turning a profit at public expense *

http://nepc.colorado.edu/blog/corporate-reform

 

Five education programs that will lose big under the Trump-DeVos budget

http://educationvotes.nea.org/2017/03/21/5-education-programs-will-lose-big-trump-devos-budget/

 

How voucher dollars kept coming as an Indiana private school collapsed

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/education/2017/03/19/how-voucher-dollars-kept-coming-private-school-collapsed/97564538/

 

Bargaining for social justice

http://www.aft.org/news/bargaining-social-justice?link_id=1&can_id=c56f71ef8765350667171cbe3e9c89cc&source=email-bargaining-for-social-justice&email_referrer=bargaining-for-social-justice&email_subject=bargaining-for-social-justice

 

Student loan defaults are rising faster than you think

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/03/14/student-loan-defaults-are-rising-faster-than-you-think/?can_id=c56f71ef8765350667171cbe3e9c89cc&email_referrer=bargaining-for-social-justice&email_subject=bargaining-for-social-justice&link_id=22&source=email-bargaining-for-social-justice&utm_term=.4ce708ca8daa

 

Conflict between free speech, hate speech hits boiling point on college campuses (Kristine Anderson Dougherty quoted)

http://neatoday.org/2017/03/20/free-speech-and-hate-speech-on-college-campuses/ http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2017/03/there_s_nothing_outrageous_about_stamping_out_bigoted_speech.html

 

Forecast: Florida job creation slowing down this year

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/economicdevelopment/forecast-florida-job-creation-slowing-down-this-year/2317380

 

DCF sub-contractor accused of falsifying report, ignoring children's calls

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-vanessa-arias-arrested-dcf-falsification-20170320-story.html

 

Health care plan could reshape insurance for Floridians

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/21/bold-health-care-plan-could-reshape-insurance-floridians/99444372/

 

Poor Floridians lost benefits through welfare block grants

http://news.wfsu.org/post/poor-floridians-lost-benefits-through-welfare-block-grants

 

Some lawmakers worry children will suffer under new Florida work-for-welfare bill

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234398-lawmakers-worry-children-will-suffer-new-florida-work-welfare-bill

 

Scott, lawmakers should keep their hands off Sadowski affordable-housing funds

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article139981158.html

 

Orange Democrats back Ayala, condemn Seminole employee's comments

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-orange-democrats-ayala-20170321-story.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-seminole-ayala-facebook-suspended-20170320-story.html

 

Agree with my politics or i’ll take away your power

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/trials_and_error/2017/03/rick_scott_s_decision_to_reassign_a_prosecutor_who_opposes_the_death_penalty.html

 

Protect independence of prosecutors

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-protect-independence-of-prosecutors/2317410

 

Cantero: Florida should review entire death penalty process

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2017/03/21/cantero-florida-review-entire-death-penalty-process/99459130/

 

Redistricting wars continue: Senate passes bill targeting court in future fights

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/redistricting-wars-continue-senate-passes-bill-targeting-court-in-future/2317350?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY%20BUZZ%20032117&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://saintpetersblog.com/redistricting-bill-senate/

 

House Republicans target “sanctuary cities”

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/House-Republicans-target-sanctuary-cities

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/21/house-committee-oks-sanctuary-city-crackdown-bill/99444234/

 

Are Florida voters getting burned by lawmakers on last year's solar amendment?

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/legislature/are-florida-voters-getting-burned-by-lawmakers-on-last-years-solar/2317420

 

Investing in nature is a better way to meet Florida's needs

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-investing-in-nature-is-a-better-way-to-meet-floridas-needs/2317373

 

Throwing book at Trump over his Florida golf course outings

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/cerabino-throwing-book-trump-over-his-florida-golf-course-outings/mCd5e0XXbQycvLzQjM3d1N/

 

Trump is under investigation for ties to Russia. What happens now?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/wiretapping-intelligence-committee-hearing-comey.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170321&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/fbi-trump-russia-house-intelligence-committee?CMP=edit_2221

 

Can Republicans be trusted to oversee the FBI investigation of Trump’s Russia ties?

https://www.thenation.com/article/can-republicans-be-trusted-to-oversee-the-fbi-investigation-of-trumps-russia-ties/

 

How the FBI tailing Trump could dog his presidency

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/fbi-trump-comey-investigations-236282

 

Former campaign chairman Manafort faces new allegations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-white-house-seeks-distance-former-campaign-chairman-manafort-faces-new-allegations/2017/03/21/d284ee36-0e4b-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.b74832f8d16f&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Conway: Trump “doesn’t know” campaign aides with connections to Russia

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/conway-trump-doesnt-know-page-gordon?utm_content=buffer6c7da&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

How Trump’s businesses are financed by Russian cash

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/the-kremlins-man-how-donald-trumps-businesses-are.html

 

Trump’s lies are failing him, and it is making him deeply frustrated

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/21/trumps-lies-are-failing-him-and-it-is-making-him-deeply-frustrated/?utm_term=.6fd4550d1112

 

The White House has lots of alternative facts on troublesome former advisers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/21/the-trump-teams-alternative-facts-on-troublesome-former-advisers/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.4be29dac8721

 

Stone, the “trickster” on Trump’s side, is under FBI scrutiny

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/roger-stone-donald-trump-russia.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/20/politics/kfile-roger-stone-wikileaks-claims/index.html

https://thinkprogress.org/roger-stones-alibi-falls-apart-a1c3cc0aaf7a#.jmx0z2esc

 

Trump to GOP critics of health care bill: “I’m gonna come after you”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-arrives-on-capitol-hill-to-sell-house-gop-health-care-package/2017/03/21/e8ede3d2-0e2b-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.2d2e45cb09c1&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/house-republicans-health-care-donald-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170321&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trump-arrives-on-capitol-hill-to-sell-house-gop-health-care-package/2017/03/21/e8ede3d2-0e2b-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3ddae67c8fad

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/trump-healthcare-congress-republicans?CMP=edit_2221

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-health-care-obamacare-repeal-236281

 

The Republican health-care bill is picking up last-minute momentum in the House

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/07/whip-count-heres-where-skeptical-republicans-stand-on-the-gops-obamacare-replacement/?utm_term=.4e27c269e35f

 

Courting Trumpcare votes, GOP leaders agree to slam Medicaid even harder

https://thinkprogress.org/trumpcare-2-point-oh-9978f8b088d7#.pu5eww3qg

 

Fewer Americans would be insured with GOP plan than with simple repeal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/upshot/fewer-americans-would-be-insured-with-gop-plan-than-with-simple-repeal.html?smid=tw-share

 

A Republican health care bill in search of a problem

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/opinion/a-republican-health-care-bill-in-search-of-a-problem.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170322&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The GOP’s new Obamacare repeal bill is a big defeat for conservatives

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/21/the-gops-new-obamacare-repeal-bill-might-look-like-a-win-for-conservatives-its-not/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.da9dd2822ff1

 

What’s at stake in a health bill that slashes the safety net

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/business/economy/whats-at-stake-in-a-health-bill-that-slashes-the-safety-net.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170321&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump hoping that health-care overhaul passes, says cutting taxes will be “fun”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/21/trump-expresses-hope-that-health-care-overhaul-passes-says-cutting-taxes-will-be-fun/?utm_term=.444303286611&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s biggest Obamacare bloopers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/22/trumps-biggest-obamacare-bloopers/?utm_term=.440738f30f67&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

How to fight Trumpcare

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/03/ahca-trumpcare-aca-obamacare-medicaid-medicare-gop-cuts/

 

Ads try to pressure Miami Republicans ahead of healthcare vote

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article139934038.html

 

Trump’s budget is a stealth health-care bill that will make Americans sick

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/21/trumps-budget-is-a-stealth-health-care-bill-and-it-would-make-americans-sick/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3b7deb6f2218

 

In Trump’s budget, America comes last

https://www.thenation.com/article/in-trumps-budget-america-comes-last/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_03_21&utm_term=daily

 

Trump lays plans to reverse Obama’s climate change legacy

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/climate/trump-climate-change.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170322&nl=first-draft&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

 

White House calls climate change research a “waste.” Actually, it’s required by law.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/21/trumps-budget-slashes-climate-research-but-these-scientists-still-have-a-job-to-do/

 

South Florida cares about climate change more than many other places

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/03/south-florida-cares-about-climate-change-more-than-many-other-places.html

 

What you should know about the science budget

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/dissecting-trump-what-to-know-about-trumps-science.html

 

On NASA, Nelson on same page with Trump

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/on-nasa-bill-nelson-on-same-page-with-trump/2317333

 

Why Trump’s NIH cuts should worry us

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/why-trumps-nih-cuts-should-worry-us.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170322&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Wary about science under Trump, USF graduate students seek support

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/wary-about-science-under-trump-usf-graduate-students-seek-support/2317460

 

Millions of Americans hurt by gutting EPA’s budget

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/counterpoint-millions-americans-hurt-gutting-epa-budget/WaUhj05prAYIvfrqwK2Z6M/

 

Trump goes after Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/mr-trump-goes-after-consumer-financial-protection-bureau.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170322&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

If you like the arts, save agency, advocates tell lawmakers

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/arts/if-you-like-the-arts-save-the-nea-advocates-tell-lawmakers.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170322&nl=first-draft&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s budget targets rural development programs that provide a quiet lifeline

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trumps-budget-targets-rural-development-programs-that-provide-a-quiet-lifeline/2017/03/21/0899fe5e-0df1-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.21e1c48d8a01&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Gorsuch stresses his independence from Trump

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/supreme-court-nominee-gorsuch-starts-day-two-of-confirmation-hearings/2017/03/20/ccd81b02-0dbf-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.0b38af2cf8a5&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/supreme-court-justice-confirmation-neil-gorsuch.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170322&nl=first-draft&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

“I’ll criticize judges,” Trump says, hours after a scolding for doing just that

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/trump-gorsuch-criticizing-judges.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170321&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Schumer: “Unseemly” to confirm Gorsuch amid FBI probe of Trump campaign

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2017/live-updates/trump-white-house/neil-gorsuch-confirmation-hearings-updates-and-analysis-on-the-supreme-court-nominee/schumer-unseemly-to-confirm-gorsuch-amid-fbi-probe-of-trump-campaign/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.b307fd96d6ec

 

Where does Gorsuch stand on torture? It’s hard to say

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/neil-gorsuch-torture-bush-signing-statement.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170322&nl=first-draft&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Gorsuch’s legacy, and the planet’s

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/gorsuchs-legacy-and-the-planets.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170322&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Gorsuch, abortion and the concept of personhood

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/opinion/gorsuch-abortion-and-the-concept-of-personhood.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170322&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Will Gorsuch send women to jail for abortion?

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/324983-will-gorsuch-send-women-to-jail-for-abortion

 

Good-golly Gorsuch may turn out to be a rascal on the bench

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/good-golly-gorsuch-may-turn-out-to-be-a-rascal-on-the-bench/2017/03/21/a7a64d78-0e7c-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.f2c766919864&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Sorry, American judges are just as partisan as everyone else

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/21/sorry-neil-gorsuch-american-judges-are-just-as-partisan-as-everyone-else/

 

Why Scalia's "strict constructionist” label is about politics, not the Constitution

http://www.vox.com/conversations/2017/3/21/14990732/neil-gorsuch-scalia-supreme-court-nomination-strict-constructionism

 

ICE is calling out counties that don’t detain immigrants for deportation

https://thinkprogress.org/dhs-first-weekly-report-sanctuary-dbac5536d94a#.sbsaoaqnc

 

Nothing to see here, just the United States losing a structural pillar of its power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/03/21/nothing-to-see-here-just-the-united-states-losing-a-structural-pillar-of-its-power/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.8c6cbb386ace

 

Locked out: a casualty of ignorance (UFF mentioned)
https://medium.com/voices-on-campus/locked-out-a-casualty-of-ignorance-5a3bc0fc6453#.qpkujfg1q

 

Working for democracy, trapped in the U.S.

https://medium.com/voices-on-campus/doing-the-work-of-democracy-trapped-in-the-u-s-4b3c3552fa#.979tyttsw

 

UWF gets more than $3 million to help immigrant and refugee students

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20170321/uwf-gets-more-than-3-million-to-help-immigrant-and-refugee-students

 

Trump’s “big, beautiful wall” will require him to take swaths of other people’s land

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/21/trumps-big-beautiful-wall-will-require-him-to-take-big-swaths-of-other-peoples-land/?utm_term=.6d44ab617c7d&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

What is the logic behind Trump’s new “electronics ban”? People are stumped.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/03/21/what-is-the-logic-behind-trumps-new-electronics-ban-people-are-stumped/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.4b56f755d5a1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/tsa-ban-electronics-laptops-cabin.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170322&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Leader of group widely identified as anti-Muslim meets with White House

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/act-for-america-brigitte-gabriel-muslim-white-house-meeting?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=218505&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Labor nominee Acosta cut deal with billionaire guilty in sex abuse case

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/labor-nominee-acosta-cut-deal-with-billionaire-in-sex-abuse-case-involving-40-underage-girls/2017/03/21/d33271a8-0d85-11e7-ab07-07d9f521f6b5_story.html?utm_term=.e4e00c70c768&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump to attend NATO summit in May, White House says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/21/trump-to-attend-nato-summit-in-may-white-house-says/?utm_term=.3f9a8892ce97&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Secretary of state, NATO look for alternative date for first meeting

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nato-and-secretary-of-state-look-for-alternative-date-for-first-meeting/2017/03/21/2b8109d8-0e66-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.c0f164f8fa70&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Susan Rice: When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/susan-rice-when-the-white-house-twists-the-truth-we-are-all-less-safe/2017/03/21/f7cdef86-0e45-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.edd5102138ec&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Why does Trump keep making promises he can’t keep? The secret lies in his past.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/21/why-does-trump-keep-making-promises-he-cant-keep-the-secret-lies-in-his-past/?utm_term=.185ae9465e9d&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Why letting go, for Trump, is no small or simple task

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/us/politics/trump-obama-wiretapping-motivation.html?emc=edit_cn_20170322&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1&_r=0

 

Reality is creeping into the Trump show

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/reality-is-creeping-into-the-trump-reality-show/2017/03/21/6b791cee-0e6e-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.5f285c052a29&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

“Turkish Trump,” a hotel plan and a tangle of foreign ties

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/business/trump-organization-scion-hotel-deal.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170322&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

As Ivanka Trump’s White House role expands, her company is sued

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/21/as-ivanka-trumps-white-house-role-expands-her-company-is-sued-for-unfair-competition/?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

What will Ivanka Trump do in her White House office? The public may never know

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/national/analysis-what-will-ivanka-trump-do-in-her-new-white-house-office-the/2317363?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

A lot of lobbyists are holding their annual events in Trump properties

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-conflict-of-interest_us_58d17065e4b00705db5360ba?

 

 

 

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