Today's news -- March 23, 2017

 

 

 

 

“An outright attack on labor unions”?

Florida’s public-sector labor unions — which represent thousands of workers ranging from school teachers to public utility linemen — would have to convince their members to pay up or else risk being shut down, under a controversial plan by House Republicans that is now headed to the floor despite little chance at becoming law. HB 11 is a priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, but it drew a resounding backlash from Democrats and labor leaders who say the measure is nothing more than a politically motivated attempt to bust up unions. It passed the Government Accountability Committee on a 14-8, party-line vote Wednesday, its second of only two committee stops. Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood, argues his proposal is about “transparency and democracy” because it would ensure labor unions serving government workers are accountable to and financially supported by at least a majority of the workers the union is supposed to represent. But Florida is a right-to-work state, so employees cannot be forced to join or pay dues to a union. Union leaders say Plakon’s proposal contradicts that state law, and it would essentially force labor organizations to continuously “campaign” for enough dues-paying members — or risk being shut down. “I think it’s very clear that this bill is about politics, not about policy,” Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, said. “This bill is about union-busting, plain and simple.” Plakon’s bill would require public-sector unions — except those representing firefighters and law enforcement or corrections officers — to report annually how many employees are eligible for representation by the union and then how many of them do and don’t pay annual dues. If the union failed to report those figures or if less than 50 percent of eligible employees paid dues to the union, the organization would be decertified as the official collective bargaining entity for those workers. “This is divide and conquer. ... It’s an outright attack on labor unions,” Rep. Wengay Newton, D-St. Petersburg, said. “The right to bargain should be upheld and shouldn’t be interfered with.” A slew of labor organizations — including the Florida Education Association and the AFL-CIO, declared their opposition to the measure, as did more than 50 individual union members who attended Wednesday’s meeting. Although the measure has riled up the left, its chances at becoming law this year are narrow. The Senate version (SB 1292) has been assigned to four committees — a high hurdle for any bill to clear — and its first stop, Commerce & Tourism, is chaired by a Democrat. It hasn’t been taken up yet, and Boynton Beach Democratic Rep. Joseph Abruzzo — who was a senator last term — expects it won’t be. “The chance of this passing is none,” Abruzzo said. “Why do we spend countless hours debating a policy and why are we putting members on the board on a policy that is not going to happen?” Rich Templin, the legislative and political director for the Florida AFL-CIO, argued enough safeguards exist to ensure unions are accountable and supported by members. He questioned why lawmakers wanted to hold unions “to a higher standard than any other democratic enterprise we have in the state” — including the Legislature itself — by equating the paying of money with support for a cause. “I would challenge each of you to go back to your own districts,” Templin told the House members, “can you guarantee me right now that you have contributions from over 50 percent of the voters that you are here representing — which is what the labor organizations are being asked to do?”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article140174123.html

 

Are class size counts on their way out for Florida's class size enforcement?

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/are-class-size-counts-on-their-way-out-for-floridas-class-size-enforcement/2317466

 

State to investigate graduation rates for alternative charter schools

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-florida-board-alternative-graduation-rates-20170322-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/whiteboard/2017/03/florida-education-officials-probe-potential-graduation-rate-padding-110598

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_GRADUATION_RATES_INVESTIGATION_FLOL-?SITE=FLPET&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-22-14-06-16

 

Jefferson selects charter school company

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/22/jefferson-county-selects-charter-school-company/99490206/

 

Charter school operators criticize state's new capital outlay funding rule

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/charter-school-operators-criticize-floridas-new-capital-outlay-funding-rule/2317543

 

SBOE raises concerns over services for English-language learners

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-board-of-education-raises-concerns-over-services-for/2317519

 

DOE “star” Dassler mourned

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/22/doe-star-brian-dassler-mourned/99495248/

 

Key Democratic senator outlines a case against school vouchers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/education/key-democratic-senator-outlines-a-case-against-school-vouchers/2017/03/21/12e894de-0e68-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html

 

U.S. Supreme Court rejects education minimum backed by Gorsuch

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/politics/gorsuch-education.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170322&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/supreme-court-sets-higher-bar-for-education-of-students-with-disabilities/2017/03/22/fcb7bc62-0f16-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1 (Francisco Negron quoted)
https://apnews.com/8946add74b7745219f06d65e0eda2d87

http://www.nea.org/home/70258.htm (Lily Eskelsen García quoted)

Multiple unsupported claims limit report on raising the bar for teacher admissions

http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Think_Twice/TT-CochranSmith-NCTQ-Teacher-Prep.htm

 

What does it take to climb up the ladder?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/what-does-it-take-to-climb-up-the-ladder.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170323&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Texas: Voucher advocates bombard legislators with fake letters of support

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/03/22/texas-voucher-supporters-bombard-legislators-with-fake-letters-of-support/

 

TCC president disbanding faculty senate (Jen Robinson quoted)
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/22/tcc-president-jim-murdaugh-disbanding-faculty-senate/99498552/

 

House unveils answer to Negron's version of higher ed reform

http://news.wfsu.org/post/house-unveils-answer-negrons-version-higher-ed-reform

 

Predator colleges may thrive again

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/predator-colleges-may-thrive-again.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170323&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

DeVos to visit Valencia College Osceola campus in first solo trip out of Washington

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-betsy-devos-preview-20170322-story,amp.html

 

Administration’s delay of rule to regulate career-training programs sparks protest

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/03/22/delay-of-rule-to-regulate-career-training-programs-sparks-protest/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.acfbe50ae490

 

Caught in crossfire between Scott and Corcoran, group fights for survival

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/caught-in-crossfire-between-rick-scott-and-richard-corcoran-group-fights/2317582

 

Democrats: Siding with Corcoran to abolish Enterprise Florida is good politics

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/democratic-talking-points-abolishing-enterprise-florida-is-good-politics-110577

 

Scott calls out Corcoran, Pinellas state lawmakers

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rick-scott-calls-out-richard-corcoran-pinellas-state-lawmakers/2317497

 

Tourism advocates raise specter of Scott’s veto in Visit Florida fight

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234527-chamber-tourism

 

Central Florida progressives, state representatives try again for an equal pay act

http://www.watermarkonline.com/2017/03/22/central-florida-progressive-groups-state-representatives-try-again-for-an-equal-pay-act/

 

Mayors rail against legislative threats to home rule

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2017-03-22/florida-mayors-rail-against-legislative-threats-home-rule?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

Beruff already playing calendar games with Constitution Revision Commission

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/234513-remarkable-ignorance-beruff

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/03/constitution-commission-announces-hearings-in-orlando-miami-boca-raton-and-pensacola-.html

 

Floridians can help put a stop to denying ex-felons the right to vote

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article140235388.html

 

Plan would let governor appoint administrative judges
http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Plan-would-let-governor-pick-administrative-judges

 

Officials: Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/politics/us-officials-info-suggests-trump-associates-may-have-coordinated-with-russians/index.html

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/schiff-russia-trump-collusion-236386

 

Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/122ae0b5848345faa88108a03de40c5a/manaforts-plan-greatly-benefit-putin-government

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/22/heres-why-the-latest-trump-russia-revelations-are-so-important/?utm_term=.e2f695383796&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

U.S. probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d43ef4166da6400ab45140978854bbbb/ap-exclusive-us-probes-banking-ex-trump-campaign-chief

 

Manafort is gone, but his associate remains a key part of Trump’s operation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/manafort-is-gone-but-his-business-associate-remains-a-key-part-of-trumps-operation/2017/03/22/6ecbaa96-0f0f-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.7b4909fc008a&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump-Russia inquiry in “grave doubt” after GOP chair briefs White House

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/22/trump-russia-investigation-committee-white-house?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=218650&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/politics/nunes-puts-credibility-of-house-panel-he-leads-in-doubt.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170323&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

https://thinkprogress.org/nunes-trump-surveillance-obama-f170ad83e0e2#.ypxrdd78d

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-intelligence-chair-says-its-possible-trumps-communications-were-intercepted/2017/03/22/f45e18ba-0f2d-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.87ada076c24a&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-politics%252Bexclusive&wpmk=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/politics/devin-nunes-wiretapping-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

McCain: House panel lost “credibility” to handle Russia probe

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/mccain-nunes-russia-probe-schiff-236395

 

House committee asks for documents on Flynn's foreign contacts

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/22/michael-flynn-ethics-pledge-foreign-contacts-house-oversight?CMP=edit_2221

 

The past week's revelations about the Trump team’s Russia ties

http://www.vox.com/world/2017/3/22/15003774/trump-russia-ties-flynn-manafort

 

Spicer dodges question about whether foreign spies are working for administration

https://thinkprogress.org/spicer-white-house-security-forms-7f61884467d3#.55tjnqik2

 

How the White House got Comey wrong

http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/how-the-white-house-got-james-comey-wrong

 

The mysterious deaths and arrests of high-level Russian officials

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/03/the-kremlins-man-the-mysterious-deaths-and-arrests.html

 

Here’s why the latest Trump-Russia revelations are so important

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/22/heres-why-the-latest-trump-russia-revelations-are-so-important/?utm_term=.82362e6c682a&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump's credibility crisis arrives

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/trumps-credibility-crisis-arrives/520347/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=170322&utm_campaign=earlyreturns

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/opinion/birth-of-the-biggest-lie.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170323&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Wall Street Journal editorial harshly rebukes Trump

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/business/media/wall-street-journal-editorial-trump.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170322&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

GOP health-care plan hangs in balance as conservatives demand changes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/house-republican-health-care-plan-set-to-face-key-hurdle-before-floor-vote/2017/03/22/2dceefdc-0ef4-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.1782a0e4b1ae&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/politics/health-republicans-vote.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170323&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/22/healthcare-bill-donald-trump-congress?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=218650&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/house-republicans-obamacare-236396

 

Inside Trump’s last-ditch bid to avoid a health care disaster

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-obamacare-repeal-debacle-236380

 

There’s yet another tax benefit for the wealthy buried in GOP health plan

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/22/theres-yet-another-tax-benefit-for-the-wealthy-buried-in-the-republican-health-plan/

 

How the rich gain and the poor lose under the Republican health care plan

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/22/us/who-gain-who-loses-republican-health-plan.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Only three in ten Americans approve of how Trump is handling health care

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/22/only-3-in-10-americans-approve-of-how-trump-is-handling-health-care/?utm_term=.71d231acf3ae&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/22/as-trump-takes-ownership-of-gop-health-bill-support-for-it-drops/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.1f2edc2bcd50

 

How is a ban on preexisting conditions preserved in the GOP replacement bill?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/23/how-is-a-ban-on-pre-existing-conditions-preserved-in-the-gop-replacement-bill/?utm_term=.c033f063eebd&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

The only Obamacare replacement that will work is Obamacare

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/22/the-only-obamacare-replacement-that-will-work-is-obamacare/

 

A sick plan for health care

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-a-sick-plan-for-health-care/2317570

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-editorial-trump-health-care-20170322-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sun-sentinel%2Fnews%2Fopinion+%28Editorial+Opinions+%2F+South+Florida+Sun-Sentinel%29\

 

What the Freedom Caucus wants in the health-care bill, and why it’s not getting it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/03/22/what-the-freedom-caucus-wants-in-the-gop-health-bill-and-why-they-arent-getting-it/?utm_term=.01806fc67207&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

How House Republicans are planning to vote on the Obamacare replacement

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/20/us/politics/health-care-whip-count.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Koch network pledges to defend Republicans who vote against GOP health bill

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/koch-brothers-obamacare-house-republicans-236389

 

One health insurer protests GOP plan

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/health/molina-insurance-executive-republican-health-care-plan.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170322&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Why Medicaid work requirements won’t work

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/why-medicaid-work-requirements-wont-work.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170323&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The GOP’s health-care plan goes in the exact wrong direction

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gops-health-care-plan-goes-in-the-exact-wrong-direction/2017/03/22/bf01c608-0f19-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.bf1978bfd22a&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Trump's personal healthcare is top quality and, for him, free of charge

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-trump-presidential-healthcare-20170322-story.html

 

Rubio ducks questions about supporting House Obamacare repeal

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/rubio-mum-on-support-for-republican-health-care-plan-110600

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rubio-noncommittal-on-health-care-bill/2317496

 

Majority of Florida congressional delegation opposes Republican health care plan

http://www.wftv.com/news/local/majority-of-florida-congressional-delegation-opposes-republican-health-care-plan/505051086

 

With GOP health care bill teetering, Ross worries failure will splinter party

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/with-gop-health-care-bill-teetering-florida-rep-dennis-ross-worries/2317588

 

Ros-Lehtinen draws heat on the right over Obamacare repeal

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/ileana-ros-lehtinen-draws-heat-right-over-obamacare-repeal

 

DeSantis has concerns on day before health-care vote

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170322/desantis-has-concerns-on-day-before-health-care-vote

 

Gaetz to support AHCA bill

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20170322/gaetz-to-support-ahca-bill

 

Scramble for GOP healthcare votes suddenly puts Cuba policy in play

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article140190463.html

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/diaz-balart-says-ny-times-story-about-talks-with-trump-over-gop-health-care-bill-cuba-categorically-and-factually-incorrect-110586

 

Floridians debate Medicaid block grants before AHCA vote

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/floridians-debate-medicaid-block-grants-before-ahca-vote/2317506

 

Puerto Rico warning Congress its health crisis will impact U.S. states http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/puerto-rico-warning-congress-its-health-crisis-will-impact-u-n736906

 

Democrats continue to press Gorsuch, but GOP confidence grows

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/neil-gorsuch-confirmation-hearings-supreme-court-nominee-heads-into-day-3/2017/03/21/2c346a8c-0e93-11e7-ab07-07d9f521f6b5_story.html?utm_term=.f2f417452b9b&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Democrats fail to move Gorsuch off script and beyond generalities

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/politics/supreme-court-confirmation-neil-gorsuch.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/neil-gorsuch-legal-views-democrats-respond-236352

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/03/22/gorsuch-is-being-cagey-about-his-views-on-trump-and-ethics-that-could-pose-huge-problems/?utm_term=.63c47e222319&wpisrc=nl_popns&wpmm=1

 

Democrats weigh deal to let Gorsuch through

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/gorsuch-democrats-supreme-court-236384

 

When Gorsuch put corporate interests over a man freezing to death

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2017/mar/23/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court-frozen-trucker-alphonse-maddin?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=218650&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Gorsuch's bland confirmation hearings

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-gorsuchs-bland-confirmation-hearings/2317545?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Joviality at Gorsuch’s hearing masks drama behind the scenes

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/politics/joviality-at-neil-gorsuchs-hearing-masks-drama-behind-the-scenes.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=13&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

The problems with originalism

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/the-problems-with-originalism.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170323&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Gorsuch’s big fat lie

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gorsuchs-big-fat-lie/2017/03/22/7828ae5c-0f3e-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.cd02d1c9b073&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Pope says closing firms without protecting workers “very grave sin”

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN16M1QI

 

Legislative rollback of Obama-era worker safety rules awaits Trump’s signature

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/22/legislative-rollback-of-obama-era-worker-safety-rules-awaits-trumps-signature/?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Inside Alabama’s auto jobs boom: cheap wages, little training, crushed limbs

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-23/inside-alabama-s-auto-jobs-boom-cheap-wages-little-training-crushed-limbs

 

New research identifies a “sea of despair” among white, working-class Americans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/new-research-identifies-a-sea-of-despair-among-white-working-class-americans/2017/03/22/c777ab6e-0da6-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.070b1a20069c&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

Federal staffers panicked by conservative media attacks

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/government-employees-conservative-media-236321

 

Meals on Wheels is just the beginning

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/39934-meals-on-wheels-is-just-the-beginning-economist-mark-price-on-trump-s-proposed-cuts

 

Eyeing Trump’s budget plan, Republican governors say “no, thanks”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/eyeing-trumps-budget-plan-republican-governors-say-no-thanks.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=16&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Congressional Black Caucus leaders meet with Trump, push for policy proposals

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congressional-black-caucus-leaders-meet-with-trump-push-for-policy-proposals-not-photo-ops/2017/03/22/6cb0e6e6-0f40-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/congressional-black-caucus-trump-236382

 

Racial equality under Trump

http://democracyjournal.org/briefing-book/racial-equality-under-trump/

 

Huckabee: A conservative plea for the National Endowment for the Arts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mike-huckabee-a-conservative-plea-for-the-national-endowment-of-the-arts/2017/03/22/8d6d746a-0d94-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.3d4fcfbabf94&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Judges shouldn’t ignore what Trump’s travel ban is really about

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/judges-shouldnt-ignore-what-we-all-know-trumps-travel-ban-is-really-about/2017/03/22/4ad23ce2-0f21-11e7-ab07-07d9f521f6b5_story.html?utm_term=.3944795711ae&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Fearing deportation, undocumented immigrants wary of reporting crimes

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/23/undocumented-immigrants-wary-report-crimes-deportation?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=218650&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

U.S. immigrants make sub-zero trek for slim chance at asylum in Canada

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/23/us-immigrants-canada-asylum-border-refugees?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=218650&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Who gets deported? Sarasota sheriff wants clarity from ICE

http://www.bradenton.com/opinion/editorials/article140055078.html

 

Trump’s reckless shame game

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/opinion/president-trumps-reckless-shame-game.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170323&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Labor nominee questioned on his work record, plans for defending workers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/03/22/labor-nominee-alexander-acosta-to-face-questions-on-his-work-record-plans-for-defending-workers/?utm_term=.6b73d8379fe8

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/us/politics/labor-secretary-alexander-acosta-confirmation.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170323&nl=first-draft&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s labor nominee defends plea deal he approved in child-sex case

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article140081793.html#emlnl=Afternoon_Update

 

Perdue, Trump’s USDA nominee, to testify in Senate confirmation hearing

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sonny-perdue-trumps-usda-nominee-to-testify-in-senate-confirmation-hearing/2017/03/22/184bdb00-0f32-11e7-ab07-07d9f521f6b5_story.html?utm_term=.a899ce55b67d&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s SEC chairman must look out for American families -- not big corporations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/elizabeth-warren-and-joe-donnelly-trumps-sec-chairman-must-look-out-for-american-families--not-big-corporations/2017/03/22/93f09b6c-0f3a-11e7-ab07-07d9f521f6b5_story.html?utm_term=.75d016aa92b6&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Secret Service asks for $60 million extra for Trump-era travel and protection

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-asked-for-60-million-extra-for-trump-era-travel-and-protection-documents-show/2017/03/22/0967e7b6-0a85-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpcost-1115a:homepage/story&utm_term=.c09e197c69ee

 

Trump's early policy moves benefit the industries he knows best -- his own

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-business-policy-moves-ethics-236392

 

 

 

 

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