Today's news -- September 15, 2017

 

 

 

 

FEA files lawsuit challenging Best and Brightest bonus *

Florida's Best and Brightest teacher bonus, based in part on educators' long-ago SAT scores, has had critics from its inception in 2015. Not the least among them was the Florida Education Association, which filed a federal complaint against the program shortly after its implementation. This week, the FEA brought its complaint to federal court, alleging the recently expanded system discriminates against teachers of a certain age and race. "This bonus program is a ridiculous example of bad lawmaking," FEA President Joanne McCall said. "Instead of properly compensating the best teachers in the state, this program awards bonuses based in large part on the scores they received on their college entrance exams. Many teachers in Florida today did not even take a college entrance exam if they started their college career in the state's community college system." From the outset, teachers have raised such concerns, to little response from lawmakers who sought to expand the system as part of their performance pay initiative. The named plaintiffs in the case filed this week against all 67 school districts and the state Department of Education claim they were denied the bonus despite being rated "highly effective" in their evaluations. They say they were denied the bonus based strictly on test scores. The FEA alleges that the program discriminates because teachers who took the ACT or SAT before 1972 cannot get scores, disqualifying them. Also, first-year teachers are exempt from earning a "highly effective" evaluation, and most first-year teachers are younger than 40. "A bonus based upon a high school test score, likely taken at 17 or 18, will not help our students have access to great teachers," McCall said. Read the full complaint for more details.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/fea-files-lawsuit-challenging-floridas-best-and-brightest-teacher-bonus/2337546

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-best-and-brightest-meets-lawsuit-20170914-story.html (Joanne McCall quoted)

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/14/teachers-union-sues-florida-alleging-best-brightest-bonus-system-discriminatory/667029001/ (Joanne McCall mentioned)
http://news.wfsu.org/post/fea-sues-state-doe-and-school-districts-over-best-brightest-teacher-bonus-program

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170914/teachers-union-challenges-best-and-brightest

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/sns-bc-fl--teacher-bonus-lawsuit-20170914-story.html


Why weren't charters used as shelters during hurricane? *

Traditional county public schools across the Tampa Bay region and Florida are cleaning up after sheltering thousands of residents and their pets who sought safety from Hurricane Irma. Charter schools did not open their doors for the storm. Many of our readers took note. And they weren't too happy about it. Alan Pentarin posted on the Gradebook Facebook page: "Challenge to the reporters tied to this site. The traditional schools built to a higher standard served as places of shelter and security. What do the STATE LEADERS (legislators-governor not DOE talking heads) have to show how charter schools served the public better during the hurricane. How can they justify the diversion of capital outlay funds to maintain/pay for buildings that did not serve the public. Remember those rules that the charters get to ignore are creates by those sane legislators." The item quickly generated dozens of "Likes," along with added commentary both praising the school systems for their dedication, and criticizing the use of state money on charter schools. They observed that the state is now forcing school districts to share local tax money with charters, and at the same time reducing some building code requirements for the charters. "Please dig into this issue. The public needs to know ....while the aftermath of this hurricane is still fresh in our minds," Amy Lee wrote. The answer is simple. And it's likely to please few, as the same lawmakers that are getting bashed created the rules that make charters unlikely candidates for shelter use. Bottom line, state law does not require charters to meet traditional school construction guidelines for hurricane protections.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/why-werent-charter-schools-used-as-shelters-during-hurricane-irma/2337480

 

Pinellas to vote Tuesday on whether to join lawsuit against education bill

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pinellas-to-vote-tuesday-on-whether-to-join-lawsuit-against-controversial/2337483

 

Lake students back to school Tuesday, other Orlando-area districts to start Monday

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-hurricane-irma-lake-schools-open-tuesday-20170914-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Seminole schools announce storm make-up days

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-hurricane-irma-seminole-makeup-days-20170914-story.html

 

Lee schools won't open until September 25

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/education/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma-lee-county-schools-wont-open-until-sept-25/667447001/

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma-update-lee-county-schools-wont-open-until-sept-25/665896001/

 

South Florida public schools distribute food

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173285581.html

 

Lawmaker proposes higher threshold for off-cycle tax referenda

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-lawmaker-proposes-higher-threshold-for-off-cycle-tax-referenda/2337451

 

Give state students national tests for better comparison

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-florida-schools-should-adopt-national-standard-tests-20170913-story.html

 

Teachers paid less than other professionals, report finds *

How does the United States value its teachers? It pays them, on average, nearly 60 percent less than other professionals with similar education levels, according to a newly released 456-page annual report on education around the world. The 2017 Education at a Glance report, issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, looks at education data in its 35 member countries — including the United States, Canada, Chile, Australia and many of the Western European countries — as well as in some partner countries, such as the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. The good news: The report finds that since 2000, the overall workforce in these countries has become better educated. At the turn of the millennium, the majority of young adults had reached high school as their highest education level, but today the largest share of those ages 25 to 34 have a college degree. In the United States, it said, 46 percent of people in that same age group are college-educated. That’s the largest percentage in the OECD, although the gap has been shrinking; in 2000, the gap was 12 percentage points but it shrunk to 4 percent in 2016 as other countries began to catch up. The study notes that “teachers are the backbone of the education system,” but that their salaries have decreased on average in OECD countries, making the profession “increasingly unattractive to young students.” The economic crisis of 2007-08 affected teacher pay, the report said; between 2005 and 2015, salaries of teachers decreased in real terms in one-third of the countries with available data. In the United States, the report said, starting teachers earn more than in the other included countries — about $42,500 in elementary school compared with the OECD average of $31,000. But American teachers earn nearly 60 percent less than other professionals with similar education levels, “the lowest relative earnings across all OECD countries with data,” it said. Teachers’ actual salaries (including bonuses and allowances) remain below the average salaries of similarly educated full-time, full-year workers. And American teachers work longer hours than counterparts in other researched countries, it said. Middle-school teachers are required to work 1,366 hours per year at school — which doesn’t include the time they spend outside of school on their work — compared with the OECD average of 1,135 hours, and their net teaching time amounts to 981 hours compared with the OECD average of 712 hours.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/14/teachers-in-u-s-paid-nearly-60-percent-less-than-other-professionals-report-finds/?utm_term=.cdca58ee9c89

 

The theory and practice of school closures

http://www.shankerinstitute.org/blog/theory-and-practice-school-closures

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/us/2017/08/24/schools-with-more-students-of-color-are-more-likely-to-be-shut-down-and-three-other-things-to-know-about-a-big-new-study/

 

The hostile takeover of teacher training

http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-hostile-takeover-of-teacher-training.html

 

Hurricane Irma’s official death toll rises to 26 in Florida

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173448281.html

 

Nursing home to fight state ban on new admissions following eight deaths

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/14/nursing-home-where-eight-patients-died-will-fight-states-ban-on-new-admissions-114514

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/nursing-home-deaths-irma.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-reg-nursing-home-deaths-20170914-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/14/florida-nursing-home-where-8-died-closed-to-residents-amid-investigation/?utm_term=.bd6d157db6f6

 

After Wilma, bills sought to ensure nursing homes had emergency AC were killed.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article173365916.html

 

Seniors group calls on Feds to investigate nursing home deaths

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/244875-nursing-home-deaths

 

Trump administration called out for making it harder to sue nursing homes

https://thinkprogress.org/after-florida-deaths-trump-administration-called-out-for-making-it-harder-to-sue-nursing-homes-a370b704d63d/

 

No Floridian should survive hurricane, die in heat

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-no-floridian-should-survive-hurricane-die-in-heat/2337537?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daystarter&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

Everglades City residents struggle with housing, plumbing problems

https://amp.naplesnews.com/amp/664429001

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma-relief-slow-come-collier-displaced-who-need-most/668032001/

 

Blocked from home after Irma, Keys residents vow not to evacuate next time

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173433126.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173065586.html

 

After hurricane, food insecurity in Miami-Dade's poorest communities

http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/after-hurricane-irma-food-insecurity-miami-dades-poorest-communities#stream/0

 

State freezes insurance rate hikes and cancellations during hurricane recovery

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-florida-emergency-insurance-order-20170914-story.html

 

Hurricane's rains will mean more mosquitoes

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-mosquito-control-20170914-story.html

 

Sewage spills add to misery

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/15/in-irmas-wake-millions-of-gallons-of-sewage-and-wastewater-are-bubbling-up-across-florida/?utm_term=.73585dba5a00

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRMA_SEWAGE_OVERFLOWS_FLOL-?SITE=FLPAP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-15-02-42-15

 

Other storms on the horizon, so saturated state tries to make room for more water

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/article173414976.html

 

State agriculture losses widespread, billions in damage

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/business/after-irma-florida-agriculture-losses-widespread-billions-damage/TUwfYjJVF1EEUMeboD5qvL/

 

Dealer faces fines, jail time after parking cars in public garage during Irma

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/dealer-faces-fines-jail-time-after-parking-cars-public-garage-during-irma/6o1P4kSxxgsPG6fNlzDnxK/

 

Organize Florida partners with local groups on recovery fund

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/09/14/organize-florida-partners-with-a-dozen-local-groups-on-hurricane-irma-community-recovery-fund

 

Hurricane no boon to state budget

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/244924-hurricane-no-boon-state-budget

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/09/15/floridas-budget-could-take-a-hit-because-of-hurricane-irma

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/13/the-hurricanes-will-have-a-significant-negative-impact-on-third-quarter-gdp-growth.html

 

Disney labor unions ask theme park to pay lost wages after hurricane

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/09/14/disney-labor-unions-ask-theme-park-to-pay-lost-wages-after-hurricane-irma

 

For those in the service sector, hurricane hits especially hard: expense and no pay

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/14/those-service-sector-hurricane-irma-hits-especially-hard-expense-and-no-pay/658914001/

 

Why the secrecy at the hurricane command post?

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/columnists/cotterell/2017/09/13/cotterell-secrecy-hurricane-command-post/105567250/

 

Why do Floridians keep telling ourselves we can beat nature? (by Diane Roberts)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/why-do-floridians-keep-telling-ourselves-we-can-beat-nature/2017/09/14/461eb9d4-9976-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.5f797863640c

 

Frazzled Floridians in search of a balm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/florida-stress-storm-aftermath.html?_r=0

 

Why extreme deadly hurricanes, heat waves and wildfires are here to stay

https://weather.com/science/environment/news/climate-change-hurricanes-wildfires-heat-waves-global-warming

 

Irma doesn’t persuade Trump on climate change: “We’ve had bigger storms”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article173399946.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/14/trump-says-weve-had-bigger-storms-when-asked-about-harvey-irma-and-climate-change/?utm_term=.bea0a456ea74

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/14/trump-weighs-in-on-climate-change-hey-there-have-been-big-hurricanes-before/?utm_term=.da38111c39c9

 

Scott remains unsure about climate change after hurricane

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/14/florida-governor-remains-unsure-about-climate-change-after-hurricane-irma-114498

 

Now is exactly the time to have that discussion about climate change

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/column-now-is-exactly-the-time-to-have-that-discussion-about-climate-change/2337524

 

Trump meets Irma victims as Naples mayor calls for action not words

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/trump-visits-florida-to-assess-hurricane-irma-damage.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur&_r=0

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/14/trump-in-naples-dont-forget-a-sandwich/

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-reg-hurricane-irma-trump-florida-20170914-story.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-trump-20170914-story.html

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/14/irma-trump-visits-naples-southwest-florida-talk-survivors/666769001/

 

20 people now own as much wealth as half of all Americans

https://www.thenation.com/article/20-people-now-own-as-much-wealth-as-half-of-all-americans/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Trump’s push for U.S. jobs may spur boom in “corporate welfare”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-15/trump-push-for-u-s-jobs-may-spur-boom-in-corporate-welfare

 

Union power is putting pressure on Silicon Valley’s tech giants

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/union-power-is-putting-pressure-on-silicon-valley-s-tech-giants

 

Trump lied about “voter fraud” ... now he wants to steal people's votes

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/14/how-trumps-most-toxic-lie-is-becoming-an-institutional-reality?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243793&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Kobach is the real fraud

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/kris-kobach-is-the-real-fraud/2017/09/14/4ed61458-98b0-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.6ceb635f8438

 

Our elections are facing more threats online. Our laws must catch up. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/our-elections-are-facing-more-threats-online-our-laws-must-catch-up/2017/09/14/dd646346-99a0-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html?utm_term=.f0484fefe704

 

As Mueller probe intensifies, so do Trump attacks on Comey

https://apnews.com/7cc800728305430dafeb86e76af1fbfc?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

 

Trump humiliated Sessions after Mueller appointment

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/jeff-sessions-trump.html?smid=tw-share

 

Manafort spokesman to testify before grand jury today

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/paul-manafort-jason-maloni-testify-grand-jury-242737

 

CNN report details how Russia manipulated Fox and Breitbart to help punk voters

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/cnn-report-details-how-russia-manipulated-fox-and-breitbart-to-help-punk-us-voters/#.WbsL5c5-Jno.twitter

 

Trump confirms support for law to protect “Dreamers”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/trump-daca-dreamers.html?emc=edit_cn_20170915&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-dealing-on-daca-sparks-confusion-shifting-alliances-on-capitol-hill/2017/09/14/c9b2c904-994c-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.bd3a4dfded48

 

Trump’s latest tweetstorm signals major concessions may lie ahead

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/09/14/trumps-latest-tweestorm-signals-major-concessions-may-lie-ahead/?utm_term=.fe72825b1bcb

 

Trump’s DACA deal with Democrats is already a hot mess

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/14/trumps-daca-deal-with-democrats-is-already-a-hot-mess/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.8ff0f425b3c3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-and-democrats-strike-daca-deal-yes-no-sort-of-trumps-world-can-be-confusing/2017/09/14/ab6a40d4-9970-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.f398bac721e2

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/15/can-trump-continue-to-work-with-democrats-without-losing-the-support-of-his-base/?utm_term=.559bf68dc8e5

 

Inside Trump's dalliance with Democrats

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/inside-trumps-democratic-deals-daca-schumer-pelosi-242745

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/trump-schumer-pelosi-daca.html

 

Pelosi, Schumer face ire from the left over “Dreamers” talks

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/pelosi-schumer-democrats-backlash-trump-deal-daca-242741

 

Conservatives recoil at Trump’s accommodation with Democrats over DACA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/conservatives-trump-democrats-daca.html?smid=tw-nytpolitics&smtyp=cur

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/trump-daca-deal-democrats-conservatives-react-242709

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/amnesty-don-trump-tests-the-faith-of-supporters-with-talk-of-immigration-deal/2017/09/14/8d8cec42-9961-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_dacapolitics-815pm:homepage/story&utm_term=.dcdf862d52c9

 

Ryan dismisses potential DACA deal between Trump and Democrats

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/trumps-dealing-on-daca-sparks-confusion-shifting-alliances-on-capitol-hill/2017/09/14/c9b2c904-994c-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.a4499ed0f160

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/ryan-creates-working-group-on-daca-immigration-242749

 

Immigration’s sudden re-emergence scrambles Republican agenda

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/trump-immigration-democrats-conservatives-king-coulter.html?emc=edit_cn_20170915&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

The White House is against “amnesty,” but won't say what that means

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/white-house-amnesty-undocumented-immigrants-242722

 

Trump can’t believe anyone could support deporting “Dreamers”. Cue the video.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-cant-believe-anyone-could-possibly-support-deporting-dreamers-we-found-some-video-2b7cfb1797ca/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59baa78404d30152a99ed225&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Federal judge urges Trump administration to push back DACA deadline

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/nyregion/federal-judge-urges-trump-administration-to-push-back-daca-deadline.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170914&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Enough DACA drama. Make a deal and stop letting “Dreamers” twist in the wind

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-trump-daca-congress-deal-20170914-story.html

 

Ros-Lehtinen demands straight answer from Trump on “Dreamers”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/immigration/article173370261.html

 

U.S. Army kills contracts for immigrant recruits. Some face deportation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/15/army-kills-contracts-for-hundreds-of-immigrant-recruits-sources-say-some-face-deportation/?utm_term=.7348baec2b3d

 

If Trump has backed off his border wall, it’s a new day in Washington

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/14/if-trump-has-backed-off-his-border-wall-its-a-new-day-in-washington/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.7da4e542d757

 

Welcoming refugees should be a settled question

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/opinion/welcoming-refugees-trump-america.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170914&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Cutting refugee admissions hurts Americans. Here’s how.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/cutting-refugee-admissions-hurts-americans-heres-how/2017/09/14/c7c8b5e6-9987-11e7-b569-3360011663b4_story.html?utm_term=.0b3a3bfba2bd

 

Sanders’ Medicare-for-all plan is only a start. But it’s the right start.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/09/14/bernie-sanders-startsthats-startsan-important-conversation-about-health-care/?utm_term=.c4810c9bffe1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-biggest-thing-single-payer-has-going-for-it/2017/09/14/4f7e4ed0-9995-11e7-82e4-f1076f6d6152_story.html?utm_term=.89112eb027a8

 

CBO: Trump’s approach to ACA will depress enrollment, hike premiums

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/trump-hhs-cbo-csrs-open-enrollment-premiums?utm_content=buffer10cd2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Florida gets $6.6 million for Obamacare navigators, a drop in funding

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/14/florida-gets-66-million-for-obamacare-navigators-114495

 

Why turning public health care into “block grants” can’t work

https://thinkprogress.org/health-care-block-grants-cant-work-5446499098cb/

 

Tax overhaul to be unveiled this month may be less than advertised

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/tax-plan-may-be-thin-hatch-tax-reform.html?emc=edit_cn_20170915&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Divide remains over basic elements of tax reform

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/trump-tax-reform-big-six-242719

 

Trump is in denial or oblivious about how his tax cut plan would benefit the rich

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-middle-class-tax-break-93f03aee4407/

 

27 Senate Democrats get behind a big new plan to make child care an entitlement

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/14/16307090/child-care-senate-democrats

 

FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax breach -- a highly unusual comment

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-equifax-ftc-20170914-story.html

 

U.S. people of color still more likely to be exposed to pollution than white people

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/14/us-people-of-color-still-more-likely-to-be-exposed-to-pollution-than-white-people?CMP=edit_2221

 

Trump may replace Obama's big climate rule -- not just repeal it

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/14/trump-administration-may-replace-key-obama-climate-rule-242747

 

EPA will reconsider Obama-era safeguards on coal waste

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/14/epa-will-reconsider-obama-era-safeguards-on-coal-waste/?utm_term=.176883e169d7

https://thinkprogress.org/epa-to-reconsider-coal-ash-rule-06e766c96502/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59bb423404d30109ff69be64&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

Trump FEMA nominee withdraws after questions on falsified records

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-fema-nominee-withdraws-after-nbc-questions-falsified-records-n800856

 

As Houston neighborhoods dry out, residents wonder: Are they worth the risk?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/as-flooded-houston-neighborhoods-dry-out-residents-wonder-are-they-worth-the-risk/2017/09/14/cc9e983c-93ed-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.031415e95a42

 

Fire on the mountain: Forests offer clues to Yellowstone’s fate in a warming world

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/climate/yellowstone-western-fires-in-two-forests.html?emc=edit_th_20170915&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

North Korea launches another missile, escalating crisis

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/world/asia/north-korea-missile.html?emc=edit_cn_20170915&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

https://apnews.com/4509ab53e96b4ce38000bb2e232f33ad/North-Korea-fires-missile-over-Japan-in-longest-ever-flight

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/north-korean-launches-unidentified-missile?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243793&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump signals he will choose approach on Iran that preserves nuclear deal

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/world/middleeast/trump-iran-deal-sanctions-deadline.html?emc=edit_cn_20170915&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

CIA wants to expand its drone strike authority despite Pentagon concerns

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/us/politics/cia-drone-strike-authority-afghanistan.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170915&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Trump says “a lot of people” appreciated his Charlottesville remarks

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-reverts-to-defending-bigots-claims-a-lot-of-people-appreciated-his-charlottesville-remarks-9bdb2827fd14/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/14/trump-says-recent-antifa-violence-justifies-his-condemnation-of-both-sides-in-charlottesville/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.beb3e8be6ddd

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/us/politics/trump-charlottesville-tim-scott.html?emc=edit_th_20170915&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/14/trump-charlottesville-both-sides-tim-scott?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=243793&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

When history’s losers write the story

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/sunday-review/civil-war-statues-losers.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_ty_20170915&nl=opinion-today&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

UC-Berkeley braces for protests as conservative writer speaks on campus

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/09/14/uc-berkeley-braces-for-protests-as-conservative-writer-ben-shapiro-speaks-on-campus/?utm_term=.4c982c20140d

 

Trump finds that campaigning to erase Obama’s legacy is easier than doing so

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/14/trump-is-finding-that-campaigning-to-erase-obamas-legacy-is-easier-than-actually-doing-so/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.7f29c9715ec1

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/obama-v-trump/?ex_cid=538twitter

 

Zakaria on the most important lesson of the Trump presidency

https://www.vox.com/2017/9/14/16287506/fareed-zakaria-trump-presidency-lesson

 

Ivanka Trump says liberals have “unrealistic expectations” of her

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/14/ivanka-trump-father-donald-presidency?CMP=edit_2221

 

How to make $240,000 in six months by being friends with Perry

https://thinkprogress.org/how-to-make-240000-in-6-months-by-being-friends-with-rick-perry-142dc4cf6d9a/

 

Highflying Mnuchins take the country for a ride

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/opinion/mnuchin-funds-honeymoon.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170915&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=5&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/steve-mnuchin-honeymoon_us_59baf2ebe4b02da0e1407719?3s&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__091517&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__091517+CID_16a35bbfd211c952c738a189dc9b1cd9&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=HuffPost&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__091517

 

 

 

 

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