Today's news -- September 20, 2017

 

 

 

Schools sued after doubling down on failed bonus plan *

After being twice rammed through the Legislature, Florida’s failed “Best and Brightest” faces legal challenges. Little wonder. Imagine a company created an incentive program to raise morale and help with retention. To reward and encourage its best employees. But instead, it angered and insulted the workforce. The best veterans felt passed over and questioned their career choices. Retention problems worsened. All in all, the opposite of what an incentive program should do. This program would be considered an obvious failure. Management would replace it and never speak of it again. But if the company is the state of Florida, and the employees are public school teachers, and the management is the Florida Legislature, the response is to expand the program. Florida’s Best and Brightest Scholarship Program (it’s actually a bonus, not a scholarship, but the Legislature likes to calls it that anyway) was enacted in 2015 and now is in its third year. It’s based on the premise that for every question about educational quality you can find the answer in a standardized test. The program based the bonuses on how teachers did on college placement tests when they were in high school. So yes, teachers in their 50s were graded on how well they tested back in the MTV Era. Additionally, they needed to have scored “highly effective” on their classroom evaluation. First-year teachers, however, got the bonus for their high school SAT or ACT scores and nothing else. The later version added other standardized tests that could be used. The idea came from former state Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami. He used to be chairman of the House Education Appropriations Subcommittee. He’s due to be sentenced soon after pleading to charges of not filing income tax in 2011. As part of his plea agreement, he admitted to not filing returns between 2007-2016. You’d think a guy like that would have more sympathy for people who have trouble filling out forms. This is the kind of bill that can only pass when the usual legislative track is bypassed, because it never had much support. And each time it passed, that’s exactly what happened. The first time, after failing in committees, it was quietly inserted into a must-pass appropriations bill during a special session. The next time, it was one item among more than 50 in a 274-page education bill assembled in secret and passed in haste during the legislative session’s last days. The bill included legislation on recess time, student testing, American Founders Month, the right to bring sunscreen to school, and most significantly, an expansive program for shifting public money to charter schools. The Volusia County School Board voted in July to join five other counties in challenging that legislation in court. Meanwhile, the Florida Education Association teachers union last week filed suit against the state and all 67 Florida county school systems over the Best and Brightest Scholarship Program. The suit charges the program worked to disadvantage Hispanic and black teachers, noting that in its first year, more than 90 percent of bonuses went to white teachers. Particularly galling about the program is the way that it presumes that everyone displays their aptitude at an early age. We try to teach kids to be lifelong learners. We try to teach kids to go out into the workplace and always be upgrading their work skills. Yet we reward teachers on the idea that those things don’t matter. That you’re all you can be in 11th grade, maybe a little later if you retested. As someone who was not an especially stellar young student, I take this personally. If my job depended on my high school performance, I would not be asking you “why is the Legislature doing that?” I’d be asking you “do you want fries with that?” Fortunately, teaching in Florida is the only profession out there that evaluates people that way. Good thing.

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170919/lane-schools-sued-after-doubling-down-on-failed-bonus-program

 

Pinellas votes to help sue Legislature over HB 7069 *

They said they had no choice but to do it. They said they would rather reach a compromise. But Pinellas County school officials nevertheless moved ahead Tuesday with their long-discussed plans to join a lawsuit challenging a controversial education bill that, critics say, unfairly favors charter schools. The School Board voted unanimously to join the suit and contribute $25,000 to the fight, becoming the 12th Florida school district — and the only one in the Tampa Bay area — to do so. While the idea of suing the Legislature over the law, known as House Bill 7069, has been a hot topic across the state, it has scarcely been discussed among school officials in Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties. Pinellas has taken the lead locally in part because it stands to lose a significant amount of funding under a portion of the law that requires districts to share construction and maintenance money with charter schools. A new state formula distributes the money in part based on a school district's debt load, and Pinellas officials contend that's not fair to districts like theirs that have borrowed relatively little. "I have been very proud of Pinellas County and our work on the board that has kept us out of debt," veteran board member Carol Cook said before Tuesday's vote. "And to then be penalized for it is one of the things that irritated me most with all of this." The board also takes issue with language in the law that does not require charters to apply to their local school boards when opening "Schools of Hope" near struggling traditional schools. That erodes local control or "home rule" over education matters, board members say.  "It's the home rule issue I find to be extremely important to attack right now, because if we don't, it will continue to erode our authority," said board chairwoman Peggy O'Shea. Cook noted that, with its vote, Pinellas is stipulating that it will pull out of the lawsuit if legislators address the district's concerns and amend the law. "They said they were willing to do things to fix it," she said. "I would like to believe that that would happen, but I'm not willing to put all my eggs in that basket."

http://www.tbo.com/news/education/k12/pinellas-votes-7-0-to-help-sue-legislature-over-new-law-favoring-charter/2338058

 

Alachua joins as well
http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170919/board-deciding-how-to-make-up-four-days-for-hurricane-irma

 

State Supreme Court tosses Palm Beach case on charter school approvals

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-supreme-court-tosses-palm-beach-case-on-charter-school-approvals/2338006

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-palm-charter-supreme-court-20170919-story.html

http://extracredit.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/09/19/court-ruling-could-end-pbc-school-boards-fight-to-block-a-charter-school/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Stewart offers state schools two days for Hurricane Irma

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/education-commissioner-pam-stewart-offers-florida-schools-two-days-for-irma/2338032

 

Some Keys schools to open Monday. For others, it could be much longer.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article174184716.html

http://www.flkeysnews.com/news/local/article174099891.html

 

Manatee School Board to ask voters for extra school tax

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170919/manatee-school-board-to-ask-voters-for-extra-school-tax

http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/education/article174276181.html

 

This man teaches kids in the South why the civil rights movement matters today

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-guy-teaches-kids-why-the-civil-rights-movement-matters-today_us_59720b4ce4b09e5f6ccecce4?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__092017&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__092017+CID_51c10be0234c46eb282a0fb999802b6f&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=teaching%20the%20future&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__092017

 

Authorities close in on pro-charter school nonprofit for illicit campaign contributions

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/19/massachusetts-charter-school-group-fined-new-york/

 

Even college doesn’t bridge the racial income gap

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/opinion/college-racial-income-gap.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170920&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=4&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Florida earns C for government spending, budgeting

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/19/florida-earns-c-govt-spending-budgeting/680262001/

 

Hurricane damage could be as high as $65 billion

http://www.bradenton.com/news/weather/hurricane/article174157026.html

 

Corcoran creates select committee to study hurricane response

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/09/19/house-hurricane-response-panel-address-nursing-homes-fuel-shortages/680248001/

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170919/house-committee-to-look-at-hurricane-readiness

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/9/19/irma_florida_panel_t.html

http://www.tbo.com/news/florida/deadly-storm-may-prompt-florida-to-create-gas-reserves-ap_florida1b2cd637650947baa5578440e33633ac

 

Corcoran's hurricane panel faces clashes with Senate, Democrats

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/09/corcorans-hurricane-panel-faces-clashes-with-senate-democrats.html

 

Death toll rises to nine in South Florida nursing home that overheated

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article174278656.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/hollywood-nursing-home-hurricane-deaths/fl-reg-nursing-home-ninth-death-20170919-story.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/19/death-toll-rises-to-9-in-south-florida-nursing-home-that-overheated/?utm_term=.b998f77020da

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/19/scott-rejects-hollywood-nursing-home-officials-claims-of-contacting-state-over-power-loss-114600

 

Two more lawsuits say nursing home and FPL share responsibility for deaths

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article174204361.html

 

After hurricane, nursing homes scramble to meet a hard deadline

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/after-irma-nursing-homes-scramble-to-meet-a-hard-deadline/2338072

 

Federal and state lawmakers look at new rules for nursing homes

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article174175501.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/hollywood-nursing-home-hurricane-deaths/fl-reg-nursing-home-federal-state-response-20170919-story.html

 

Nelson, in slap at Scott, asks about “all the phone calls”

http://www.tbt.cdn.arcpublishing.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/18/bill-nelson/?utm_source=TBT_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DAILY%20BUZZ_with%20new%20logo%208/29&utm_email=6575d82b873cf5ef9faac9fbc241bd1f

 

20,000 homes, businesses in South Florida still out of power

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-bz-fpl-irma-power-outages-monday-20170918-story.html

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/245177-power-restored-except-south-southwest-central-florida-pockets

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/utilities-face-barrage-of-questions-as-power-returns-to-tampa-bay/2338002

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-duke-takes-heat-from-seminole-legislators-20170919-story.html

 

FPL's hurricane storm charge for customers could come before full cost analysis

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-bz-fpl-irma-cost-recovery-report-20170918-story.html

 

Cable, internet still out for 900,000 in Florida

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/after-hurricane-irma-cable-internet-still-out-for-900-000-florida/sBSV77S1RIiii1pG4AMPvM/

 

Hurricane debris piles could be around for months

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-reg-hurricane-irma-debris-disposal-delays-20170919-story.html

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local-govt--politics/clearing-irma-debris-palm-beach-county-could-take-three-months/3IlJ9CSBK3W3CCGgCVbsbK/

 

Floridians without flood insurance face astronomical bills

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/19/floridians-without-flood-insurance-face-big-bills-questions/678379001/

 

Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico as residents seek refuge

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?emc=edit_na_20170920&nl=breaking-news&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&_r=0

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8255dec9093a

 

Labor shortage gives workers an edge

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/business/economy/labor-shortage.html?emc=edit_cn_20170920&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Induction of union-busting Reagan into Labor’s Hall of Honor shocks union

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/19/induction-of-union-busting-reagan-into-labors-hall-of-honor-shocks-union/?utm_term=.c0b93239ed98

 

Mueller team's focus on Manafort spans 11 years

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/politics/mueller-manafort-pressure-decade-investigation/index.html

 

How the FISA order against Manafort spells big trouble for Trumpworld

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-fbi-wiretap-on-paul-manafort-is-a-big-deal-heres-why/2017/09/19/e8c33b9a-9d74-11e7-9c8d-cf053ff30921_story.html?utm_term=.391f96fc56e4

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/manafort-fisa-order-implications-trump-officials?utm_content=bufferb7ad3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Special counsel’s office has interviewed Rosenstein, who has authority over probe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsels-office-has-interviewed-deputy-attorney-general-rod-rosenstein-who-has-authority-over-probe/2017/09/19/2d74e5dc-9dab-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.7afa3b07e5e5

 

Senate panel cancels meeting with Trump lawyer over public comments

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/us/politics/trump-lawyer-cohen-russia-testimony.html?emc=edit_cn_20170920&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/michael-cohen-trump-lawyer-testify-senate-242877

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-lawyer-to-meet-with-senate-intelligence-committee-tuesday-in-russia-probe/2017/09/18/6a33fb8a-9c97-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.8067067b24af

 

Trump’s lawyers just keep stepping in it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/18/whats-the-matter-with-trumps-lawyers/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.3892d6ee8be7

 

Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/19/rnc-taps-legal-account-to-help-pay-for-president-trumps-lawyers-in-russia-probes/?utm_term=.4b0ac9861972

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-lawyers-exclusive/trump-using-campaign-rnc-funds-to-pay-legal-bills-from-russia-probe-sources-idUSKCN1BU2OS

 

Who pays for the White House to lawyer up?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/who-pays-for-the-white-house-to-lawyer-up/2017/09/19/05f54d56-9cb3-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.b0814117e2a5

 

For Trump aides caught in Russia probe, legal bills and paranoia

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-20/for-trump-aides-caught-in-russia-probe-legal-bills-and-paranoia

 

Backlash throws last-ditch Obamacare repeal effort into doubt

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/obamacare-repeal-backlash-242903

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/renewed-obamacare-repeal-effort-dealt-a-blow-as-governors-come-out-in-opposition/2017/09/19/499478fe-9d51-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.4abd697ea800

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/us/politics/obamacare-act-fix-collapses-repeal-trump.html?emc=edit_th_20170920&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/19/with-governors-opposition-republicans-effort-to-repeal-obamacare-takes-a-major-hit/?utm_term=.8f129b7b660d

 

The shocking dishonesty of the GOP’s latest repeal push

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-shocking-dishonesty-of-the-gops-latest-repeal-push/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

https://thinkprogress.org/gop-trumpcare-irregular-order-42c4a08a768d/

 

Another execrable health-care bill proves bad ideas never die

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/another-execrable-health-care-bill-proves-bad-ideas-never-die/2017/09/19/3273c13e-9cac-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.395cbf378681

 

The Graham-Cassidy health-care bill puts millions of Americans at risk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-graham-cassidy-health-care-bill-puts-millions-of-americans-at-risk/2017/09/19/517df610-9d67-11e7-9c8d-cf053ff30921_story.html?utm_term=.06f3b7320948

 

One reason to take the latest repeal seriously, and three reasons it could fail

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/upshot/one-reason-to-take-the-latest-obamacare-repeal-seriously-and-three-reasons-it-could-fail.html?smid=tw-share

 

The stark difference between Republicans and Democrats on health care

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-stark-difference-between-republicans-and-democrats-on-health-care-couldnt-be-clearer/

 

Under latest health-care bill, red states would benefit disproportionately

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/under-latest-health-care-bill-red-states-would-benefit-disproportionately/2017/09/19/fe26e61a-9cb3-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.ff7fd4873bff

 

Democrats ask base for one more ACA rescue mission

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/democrats-ask-base-for-one-more-aca-rescue-mission/2017/09/19/d9b1a94a-9d72-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.8b9e2545ac9f

 

Lindsay Graham brags about his shockingly cynical strategy to repeal Obamacare

https://thinkprogress.org/lindsay-graham-repeal-strategy-82c38693534d/

 

Cancer patients will face a nightmare scenario if Trumpcare becomes law

https://thinkprogress.org/trumpcare-premium-increase-analysis-150828a5ead6/?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=59c14d1404d30137ec37634c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

AARP calls on senators to reject GOP’s latest Obamacare repeal effort

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/09/aarp-on-new-gop-healthcare-bill-not-great.html

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/aarp-calls-on-senators-reject-gop-latest-obamacare-repeal-effort?utm_content=buffer35aa4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Ryan, White House reject bipartisan health fix

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/obamacare-stabilization-bill-status-242875

 

House GOP under pressure if Senate passes repeal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/obamacare-repeal-house-senate-republicans-242892

 

It’s unusual to vote on a health-care bill before Congress knows what it will do

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/09/19/reminder-its-very-unusual-to-vote-on-a-health-care-bill-before-congress-knows-what-it-will-do/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.ef943d1302cd

 

Republicans rip Paul for rejecting Obamacare repeal

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/rand-paul-obamacare-242897

 

Senate Democrats ponder tying up repeal debate for days

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/obamacare-repeal-senate-democrats-242909

 

Rubio embraces block grant idea in new GOP health care bill

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/20/rubio-embraces-block-grant-idea-in-new-gop-health-care-bill/

 

Kobach defends using a private email for government business

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kris-kobach-private-email_us_59c15bfbe4b0f22c4a8d1dbd?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=__TheMorningEmail__092017&utm_content=__TheMorningEmail__092017+CID_51c10be0234c46eb282a0fb999802b6f&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=defended%20his%20use%20of%20personal%20email&ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__092017

 

“My daughters are going to be OK.” Then Trump phased out DACA

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-daca-parents-20170919-story.html

 

Democratic lawmakers arrested outside Trump Tower

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/09/19/democratic-lawmakers-arrested-outside-trump-tower/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.64b0d033984c

 

Senate Republicans embrace plan for $1.5 trillion tax cut

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/us/politics/senate-republicans-tax-cut.html?emc=edit_th_20170920&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

White House considers abandoning some tax cuts for the wealthy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/19/white-house-seriously-considers-abandoning-some-tax-cuts-for-the-wealthy/?utm_term=.7a2cb9f5fc40

 

Trump’s tax proposals are wildly out of sync with what most Americans would do

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/09/20/trumps-tax-proposals-are-wildly-out-of-sync-with-what-most-americans-would-do-our-new-study-shows/?utm_term=.07183d446ef4

 

Bail disparities reflect inequality: “It is the poor people who suffer”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/20/bail-disparities-across-the-us-reflect-inequality-it-is-the-poor-people-who-suffer?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=244445&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Before the breach, Equifax sought to limit exposure to lawsuits

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/before-the-breach-equifax-sought-to-limit-exposure-to-lawsuits/2017/09/19/8e6c8020-9d47-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.c49b22afa0f6

 

Before Wisconsin, Foxconn vowed big spending in Brazil. Few jobs have come.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/business/foxconn-trump-wisconsin.html?emc=edit_cn_20170920&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Report: Trump administration has been terrible on environmental justice

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-administration-environmental-justice-report-67763a30b6ed/

 

Conservative-leaning court issues surprise ruling on climate change and coal mining

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/19/16332952/court-ruling-coal-climate-change

 

Evidence of spills at toxic site during Texas floods

https://apnews.com/b6e362177c69486fa4999946cac0e4d8

 

Chemical industry ally faces critics in bid for top EPA post

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/science/epa-chemical-industry-dourson.html?emc=edit_th_20170920&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Trump threatens to “totally destroy” North Korea

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/world/trump-un-north-korea-iran.html?emc=edit_th_20170920&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-defends-america-first-foreign-policy-at-un-threatens-to-totally-destroy-north-korea/2017/09/19/33162080-9d62-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.c250a06de592

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/19/donald-trump-threatens-totally-destroy-north-korea-un-speech?CMP=edit_2221

https://www.thenation.com/article/trumps-first-speech-before-the-un-was-an-absurd-bombastic-disaster/

 

Bluster and belligerence at the U.N.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/19/the-guardian-view-on-trump-at-the-un-bluster-and-belligerence?CMP=edit_2221

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/opinion/editorials/trump-un-address-north-korea.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170920&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=0&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

Trump undermines his own advocacy for human dignity

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-undermines-his-own-advocacy-for-human-dignity/2017/09/19/ec812dec-9d69-11e7-8ea1-ed975285475e_story.html?utm_term=.6c48cf8c5bc0

 

Trump offers a selective view of sovereignty in U.N. speech

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/world/trump-speech-united-nations.html?emc=edit_cn_20170920&nl=first-draft&nlid=3179832&te=1

 

Trump's U.N. speech left presidential norms in the dust

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/19/donald-trump-un-speech-analysis-north-korea?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=244445&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump’s U.N. speech had more than a few glaring inaccuracies

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-un-speech-fact-check-6f96a8aa96c7/

 

Trump is sending more than 3,000 troops to Afghanistan

https://www.vox.com/world/2017/9/19/16227730/trump-afghanistan-3000-troops-mattis

 

Trump's August rally cost Phoenix taxpayers more than $450,000

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/09/19/president-trumps-august-campaign-rally-cost-phoenix-taxpayers-more-than-450-000/682406001/

 

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/19/tom-price-chartered-planes-flights-242908?ncid=newsltushpmgnews__TheMorningEmail__092017

 

Why foreign propaganda is more dangerous now

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/opinion/samantha-power-propaganda-fake-news.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_ty_20170920&nl=opinion-today&nl_art=11&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

No one listens to women when they speak around here

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/no-one-listens-to-women-when-they-speak-around-here/2017/09/19/6c5e10f8-9d78-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html?utm_term=.90b387727597

 

Undercover with the alt-right

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/opinion/alt-right-white-supremacy-undercover.html?emc=edit_th_20170920&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

 

 

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