Today's news -- March 7, 2017

 

 

 

Bill to cut back state testing gains bipartisan support *

Nearly a month ago, three key Florida lawmakers set forth their "Fewer Better Tests" legislation with backing from Jeb Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education. This week, a bipartisan coalition of state senators and House members will be boosting a separate, more far reaching measure (SB 964 / HB 1249). The Senate version is introduced by Commerce chairman Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat who also runs the state superintendents association. Joining him as co-sponsors are Community Affairs chairman and former Senate president Tom Lee, R-Brandon; Education committee vice chairwoman Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach; Children, Families and Elder Affairs chairman Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah; and Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando. PreK-12 Appropriations chairman David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, also is supporting the bill. In the House, Monticello Republican Rep. Halsey Beshears has filed an identical version. The group has scheduled a news conference for noon Wednesday in Tallahassee to tout the proposal, which includes several items that the state's superintendents have requested. Among those, the bill would eliminate several high school end-of-course exams, and give school districts the option to offer paper-pencil state testing. The legislation also provides for an alternative, nationally recognized test to replace certain high school state tests, bars statewide language arts and math testing earlier than the last four weeks of school, and gets rid of value-added measures in teacher evaluations, among other things. The Senate bill has been assigned to three committees. The House version has not yet been forwarded.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/bill-to-cut-back-florida-testing-gains-bipartisan-support/2315499

 

State to examine if some charters underreport dropouts *

Florida’s Department of Education is expanding an inquiry into how schools classify students who leave without graduating, in response to a ProPublica report that the state may have thousands more dropouts than it acknowledges. Also in reaction to the ProPublica article, the school board chairman in Orlando is asking the district superintendent for a formal report regarding concerns that low-achieving students have been pressured to transfer from traditional to alternative high schools. It’s “one allegation we take very, very seriously,” chairman Bill Sublette said. “If that’s going on, that’s intolerable. ... That cannot happen.” Fifteen students at schools run by for-profit Accelerated Learning Solutions (ALS) in Orlando’s district said that, because of their academic performance, they had been denied admission to regular public high schools or told they had to transfer from them to alternative programs, according to our Feb. 21 article, which was co-published by USA Today. Some were pulled from class for surprise assemblies where ALS representatives gave a pitch to attend their schools. Several traditional schools improved their graduation rates by dispatching students unlikely to earn diplomas on time to ALS schools, the article reported. Enrollment in alternative schools in Orlando’s district, Orange County, has tripled in recent years, swelling to 3,900 in 2014. District officials say transfers for academic reasons are voluntary. ProPublica also found that these alternative schools could be significantly undercounting dropouts by coding students who leave as withdrawing to enter adult education, such as GED classes. State rules don’t label withdrawals for adult education as dropping out. ALS ran seven of the 10 high schools statewide with the most withdrawals to adult education in 2015, including the top five. Company officials couldn’t say where these students actually went — or if they took any GED classes. If all such withdrawals from ALS schools in Florida were counted as dropouts, the number of times that students quit statewide in 2015 would increase by at least 5 percent. Last week, Orange County’s school board voted unanimously to renew its contract with one ALS school, Sunshine High, which had the most withdrawals for adult education in the state in 2015. The state education department, which was already reviewing graduation-rate data, will broaden its examination in light of ProPublica’s findings, a department spokeswoman wrote in an email. The state board of education will consider the matter at its March 22 meeting. Linda Stewart, a Democratic state senator representing part of Orlando, expressed dismay in a recent interview about the apparent underreporting of dropouts. “This little play of numbers, it needs to be stopped,” Stewart said. “They need to play by the same rule book that everybody else plays by.” She said she would ask the state Department of Education to look into the questions concerning data collection and see if lawmakers could help with a “corrective measure.”

https://www.propublica.org/article/florida-to-examine-whether-alternative-charter-schools-underreport-dropouts

 

Tentative agreement reached on teacher pay increases in Calhoun (Russell Baggett quoted)
http://www.thecountyrecord.net/archives/5860-Tentative-agreement-reached-on-teacher-pay-increases.html

 

Clay teachers receive controversial state bonuses (Renna Lee Paiva quoted and FEA mentioned)
http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/clay/2017-03-06/clay-teachers-receive-controversial-state-bonuses

 

Lee school district unveils new teacher housing plan

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/03/06/lee-school-district-unveils-brave-new-teacher-housing-plan/98656178/

 

Two-thirds of state's new teachers stick around, DOE says

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/two-thirds-of-floridas-new-teachers-stick-around-department-of-education/2315631

 

Study middle school academic results, Senate panel says (FEA mentioned)

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-middle-school-study-florida-massachusetts-20170306-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Senate panel passes school religious expression protections

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/citing-discrimination-against-christians-senate-panel-passes-school-religious-expression-protections-110103

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-religious-expression-schools-florida-senate-20170306-story.html

 

Critics of “religious liberties” bill say it could lead to classroom discrimination

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/legislature/critics-of-religious-liberties-bill-say-it-could-lead-to-classroom/2315584

 

Questions unanswered about philanthropic innovations in education, review finds

http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Think_Twice/TT-Snyder-New-Schools-VenFund.htm

 

Session time: Legislators return to work

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/session-time-florida-legislators-return-to-work-ap_florida9f11f57821d54d469060de97dede4185

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170306/guns-gambling-and-taxes-florida-legislators-return-to-work

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/legislature/floridas-legislative-session-begins-tuesday-heres-what-to-expect-/2315313

http://www.ocala.com/opinion/20170307/editorial-wish-list-for-tallahassee

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-editorial-top-12-issues-florida-legislature-20170306-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sun-sentinel%2Fnews%2Fopinion+%28Editorial+Opinions+%2F+South+Florida+Sun-Sentinel%25

 

Organize Florida previews 2017 legislative session

http://www.wmnf.org/organize-florida-2017-legislative-session/

 

Scott to lay out priorities in speech to lawmakers

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/gov-scott-to-lay-out-priorities-in-speech-to-lawmakers-ap_florida7cd3ca3aad2f4bbdb24c2d0c708ac956

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Scott-will-pledge-to-fight-in-State-of-State

 

Advocates will respond to governor’s State of the State

http://capitalsoup.com/2017/03/03/advocates-will-respond-governors-state-state/

 

Prepared text of remarks

http://www.floridatrend.com/article/21691/gov-rick-scott-to-deliver-state-of-the-state-address-today

 

Legislative leaders talk issues, personalities

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-03-06/floridas-new-legislative-leaders-talk-issues-personalities

 

GOP control in Tallahassee doesn’t always mean unity

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170306/gop-control-in-tallahassee-doesnt-always-mean-unity?utm_source=SFMC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GHM_Daily_NL&utm_content=INKA_SHT

 

Rally in Ocala set for today

http://www.ocala.com/news/20170305/rally-on-square-set-for-tuesday

 

Unconstitutional? Gainer-backed bill targets protesters

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20170306/unconstitutional-gainer-backed-bill-targets-protesters

 

Corcoran appoints nine to Constitution Revision Commission

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Corcoran-names-lawmakers-to-constitution-panel

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/corcoran-appoints-tom-lee-chris-sprowls-darryl-rouson-and-chris-nocco-to/2315569

 

Equality Florida “extremely disappointed” after Stemberger’s appointment

http://orlando-politics.com/2017/03/07/equality-florida-extremely-disappointed-after-john-stemberger-crc-appointment/

 

Bill to restrict rights of cities, counties backed by House speaker

http://wlrn.org/post/bill-restrict-rights-cities-counties-backed-house-speaker

http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2017-03-06/legislative-session-highlights-local-impacts-statewide-issues?utm_source=SayfieReview&utm_medium=SayfieReviewWeb&utm_campaign=sayfiereview

 

Controversial public records bill clears second Senate panel

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/233359-controversial-public-records-bill-clears-second-senate-panel

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/03/06/bill-shading-sunshine-advances/98827498/

http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20170307/editorial-dont-darken-publics-access-to-video-in-fla?rssfeed=true

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/florida/articles/2017-03-05/florida-reporters-to-see-how-lawmakers-stand-on-open-records

 

Corcoran, Florida Lottery battle in court over contract

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Judge-weighs-challenge-to-lottery-contract

http://staugustine.com/2017-03-07/game-time-battle-over-florida-lottery-goes-court

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article136795708.html

 

After clash with Scott, Hart resigns as Enterprise Florida's chief executive

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/03/hart-resigns-as-enterprise-floridas-chief-executive-110090

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/leaving-rick-scott-in-lurch-enterprise-florida-ceo-resigns-after-just-2/2315591?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/Leader-departs-as-Enterprise-Florida-remains-under-fire

 

House Rules Committee votes to kill most economic-development programs

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/233327-enterprise-florida-5

 

Best picture winner “Moonlight” can't save state film program

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/best-picture-winner-moonlight-cant-save-state-film-program/2315595

 

Supreme Court hears arguments on restoring ex-felons' voting rights

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/03/06/florida-supreme-court-hears-arguments-to-restore-ex-felons-voting-rights

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/suvoting-rights-supporters-encouraged-by-pam-bondis-silence/2315491

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/03/06/felons-look-to-ballot-measure-to-have-voice-heard/

 

Florida bill seeks to identify judges' bias in sentencing

https://www.apnews.com/67562a858a074506a14a73c2106936a5/Florida-bill-seeks-to-identify-judges'-bias-in-sentencing

 

Lawmakers seek cash from ‘14 conservation amendment for beach projects

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/lawmakers-seek-cash-from-conservation-amendment-for-beach-projects/XYqxAFmXLjwclXwWIKInfO/

 

Trump’s Florida presidency: 241+ hours in Sunshine State

http://postonpolitics.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/03/06/donald-trumps-florida-presidency-241-hours-in-sunshine-state/

 

Our political economy is designed to create poverty and inequality

https://www.thenation.com/article/our-political-economy-is-designed-to-create-poverty-and-inequality/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_03_06&utm_term=daily

 

Trump budget reflects working-class resentment of the poor

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/business/economy/trump-budget-entitlements-working-class.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170307&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump’s blinkered fiscal vision

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/opinion/president-trumps-blinkered-fiscal-vision.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170307&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

How activists have already scored victories against Trump's policies

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/07/trump-activists-anti-progressive-policies?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216338&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

White House aides struggle to defend Trump wiretap claims

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-aides-contort-themselves-trying-to-defend-trump-wiretap-claims/2017/03/06/fef6e368-02aa-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.7c42a5e2a0e4&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-wiretapping-twitter-white-house-235747

 

GOP refuses to back Trump's wiretap claim

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-wiretapping-republicans-congress-235740

 

White House rejects Comey’s assertion that wiretapping claim is false

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/trump-rejects-comeys-assertion-that-wiretapping-claim-is-false-spokeswoman-says.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=7&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Fact-checking Trump’s defenses of his wiretapping claim

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/fact-checking-trumps-defenses-of-his-wiretapping-claim.html?emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s wiretapping claims puncture veneer of presidential civility

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/obama-trump-president-wiretapping.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Sessions insists he was “correct” to say he had no communication with Russians

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/03/06/sessions-updates-testimony-to-congress-insists-he-was-correct-to-say-he-had-no-communication-with-russians-in-campaign/?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_sessionscongress-0733pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.eedd24efe962

 

Sessions’ potential deputy faces a stern test on Russia inquiries

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/rod-rosenstein-sessions-trump-russia-justice-department.html?emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/a-top-house-republican-says-hes-seen-no-evidence-to-back-trump-wiretap-claim/2017/03/06/4aa5c46e-026f-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.695d0777df6c&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/attorney-general-russia-sessions-deputy-235735

 

Republicans are becoming Russia’s accomplices

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/republicans-are-becoming-russias-accomplices/2017/03/06/8616c2f4-027a-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.d77a5b1a861c&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

“Don’t be so desperate to rub up against Russia”

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/diplomats-foreign-policy-experts-trump-state-department-dan-fried-214873?utm_source=All+Poynter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=64d8db387c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5372046825-64d8db387c-196862717

 

Kremlin-backed media turns on Trump

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/donald-trump-russia-media-235755

 

Trump erodes confidence in presidency

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trump-erodes-confidence-in-presidency/2315564

 

Trump plays Captain Queeg

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/ruth-trump-plays-captain-queeg/2315552

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/president-donald-trump-most-powerful-cornered-animal-world?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216338&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Can Trump weather the storms of his own making?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/can-trump-weather-the-storms-of-his-own-making/2017/03/06/0f7280fa-02a4-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.2c9c56549007&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Rubio says he has “no evidence” that Obama wiretapped Trump

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/03/marco-rubio-says-no-evidence-that-obama-wiretapped-trump.html

 

House GOP reveals bill to repeal and replace Obama's healthcare law

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-details-emerge-on-gop-plans-to-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/2017/03/06/04751e3e-028f-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.934ea8893d5c&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/affordable-care-act-obamacare-health.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=1&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/06/house-republicans-healthcare-law-bill-obamacare-repeal?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216338&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obamacare-repeal-concession-gop-leadership-235723

 

Republicans' Obamacare repeal plan would cut taxes on the wealthy

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obamacare-tax-cut-repeal-235752

 

The parts of Obamacare Republicans will keep, change or discard

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/06/us/politics/republican-obamacare-replacement.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=2&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Conservatives pan House Obamacare repeal bill

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/obamacare-repeal-conservatives-235753

 

The GOP health bill doesn’t know what problem it’s trying to solve

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/6/14838122/republican-health-bill-obamacare-replacement

 

Trumpcare is out: Who wins and loses in Florida?

http://protectingyourpocket.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/03/07/obamacare-replacement-is-out-who-wins-and-loses-in-florida/

 

Planned Parenthood rejects Trump proposal to stop abortion services

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/06/politics/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-funding-abortion/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/planned-parenthood.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=8&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s revised travel ban excludes Iraqis

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/travel-ban-muslim-trump.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=3&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/06/new-trump-travel-ban-muslim-majority-countries-refugees?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216338&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Analyzing Trump’s new travel ban

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/annotated-executive-order-immigration-travel-ban.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.lawfareblog.com/trumps-revised-refugee-and-visa-order-quick-and-dirty-analysis?utm_source=All+Poynter+Subscribers&utm_campaign=64d8db387c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_03_07&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5372046825-64d8db387c-196862717

 

Don’t be fooled, Trump’s new Muslim ban is still illegal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/opinion/dont-be-fooled-trumps-new-muslim-ban-is-still-illegal.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170307&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=6&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump’s new travel ban is as arbitrary and senseless as the first

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-new-travel-ban-is-as-arbitrary-and-senseless-as-the-first/2017/03/06/9480c860-ff84-11e6-8f41-ea6ed597e4ca_story.html?utm_term=.7fb2d8b8e296&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/opinion/president-trumps-muslim-ban-lite.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170307&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1&_r=0

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-trump-travel-ban-better-still-flawed/2315559

 

Trump’s new travel ban raises the same Silicon Valley objections

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/03/06/trumps-new-travel-ban-raises-the-same-silicon-valley-objections/?utm_term=.6086a1aa2b5b&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1

 

New travel ban garners same verdict in Mideast: a slap at Muslims

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/world/middleeast/travel-ban-trump-muslim.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

How Trump's new travel ban targets the whole world

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-new-travel-ban-who-it-affects-235724

 

Trump plan pays for immigration crackdown with cuts to coastal, air security

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-coast-guard-budget-235750

 

Who does Trump think he's helping with the travel ban? It sure isn't Americans

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/who-does-trump-think-hes-helping-travel-ban?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=216338&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

New politics of immigration seem certain to shrink international tourism to the U.S.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/06/the-new-politics-of-immigration-seem-certain-to-shrink-international-tourism-to-the-u-s/?utm_term=.0df770bed43c&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s claim that immigrants cost taxpayers “many billions of dollars a year”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/07/trumps-claim-that-immigrants-cost-taxpayers-many-billions-of-dollars-a-year/?utm_term=.00c5080e8286&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s claim that “more than 300” refugees are subjects of investigations

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/03/06/trumps-claim-that-more-than-300-refugees-are-the-subject-of-counterterrorism-investigations/?utm_term=.5a9bb6211023&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

U.S. frees visa-holding Afghan family it detained for four days

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/afghan-family-visa-immigration-detention.html?emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Expedited H-1B visa program suspended

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2017/0306/Expedited-H-1B-visa-program-suspended-How-this-affects-India-s-tech-giants

 

Florida reaction to Trump's revised travel ban

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/florida-reaction-to-trumps-revised-travel-ban/2315534

 

Orlando impact of Trump's new travel ban something for hoteliers to monitor

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-orlando-international-travel-trump-worries-20170228-story.html

 

Sons of illegal immigrants, brothers bring diversity to Volusia Sheriff’s Office

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170304/sons-of-illegal-immigrants-brothers-bring-diversity-to-volusia-sheriffs-office

 

White supremacists step up recruiting on Florida campuses, group says

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article136806118.html

 

Frankel holds round table at local JCC on curbing anti-Semitic threats

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/local/frankel-holds-round-table-local-jcc-curbing-anti-semitic-threats/rcD5UiFFMMOTqfSY4OVI2H/

 

A lesson Trump and the EPA should heed

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/opinion/a-lesson-trump-and-the-epa-should-heed.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ty_20170307&nl=opinion-today&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Supreme Court won’t hear major case on transgender rights

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/supreme-court-transgender-rights-case.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=9&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Gavin Grimm will graduate without justice

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gavin-grimm-will-graduate-without-justice/2017/03/06/42643352-02ac-11e7-b1e9-a05d3c21f7cf_story.html?utm_term=.a3218bc5f4cd&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Did the Supreme Court base a ruling on a myth?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/supreme-court-repeat-sex-offenders.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Jury secrecy doesn’t apply if bias taints deliberations, justices rule

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/supreme-court-jury-bias-secrecy.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=10&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/racial-bias-in-the-jury-room-can-violate-a-defendants-right-to-a-fair-trial-supreme-court-says/2017/03/06/1ec66838-0280-11e7-b9fa-ed727b644a0b_story.html?utm_term=.846ecfb42681&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Nelson to meet today with Supreme Court pick Gorsuch

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/sen-nelson-to-meet-today-with-trumps-scotus-pick-neil-gorsuch/2315606

 

Trump’s gift to Americans: Making it easier to cheat on their taxes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-gift-to-americans-making-it-easier-to-cheat-on-their-taxes/2017/03/06/524675c6-02b3-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.2a1af72107a6&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Carson refers to slaves as “immigrants” in first remarks to HUD staff

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/politics/ben-carson-refers-to-slaves-as-immigrants-in-first-remarks-to-hud-staff.html?emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/ben-carson-slaves-immigrants-235730

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/03/06/carson-emphasizes-fairness-in-first-remarks-to-hud-staff-warning-there-will-be-no-favorites-for-anybody-no-extra/?utm_term=.b12aa09a1b65&wpisrc=nl_politics&wpmm=1

 

Trump’s obsession with generals could send us straight into war

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-obsession-with-generals-could-send-us-straight-into-war-with-iran/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY_2017_03_06&utm_term=daily

 

It’s the truth according to Trump. Believe it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-the-truth-according-to-trump-believe-it/2017/03/06/0d9b083a-02bb-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.4e993831857a&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Can Trump outlast the White House press corps?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2017/03/06/can-president-trump-outlast-the-white-house-press-corps/?utm_term=.b2ff4fbe956c&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

 

Spicer meets the press. No cameras allowed, again.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/business/sean-spicer-press-briefing-off-camera.html?emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/sean-spicer-trump-white-house-235737

 

Trump University lawsuits may not be closed after all

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/autossell/trump-university-class-action-lawsuit-settlement.html?emc=edit_cn_20170307&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

 

 

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