Obama Courts Big Labor At Expense Of GOP


 

Speaking to the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference in downtown Washington, President Obama  took a series of shots at GOP lawmakers Monday over their opposition to White House-backed construction spending that is aimed at repairing the nation’s infrastructure.

 

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● Suit seeks refund from Sprint

● Blood sugar level linked to brain growth

● Terrorist support brings 15-year sentence

● Forest cops lose morale

● Internet policy on trading block

● Obama trips to fundraisers cost $1.2 million

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – December 18, 2014

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Ban Ki-moon heads to Ebola-affected West Africa, new data on average lifespans and the 100-year anniversary of the World War One “Christmas Truces”

Clinton Foundation Sets Focus On Those “Too Small To Fail”

TRNS interviews Patti Miller, the Director of the Clinton Foundation’s “Too Small to Fail” initiative.

McSally Wins Final House Seat

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In a race that had been closely contested, McSally defeated the Democratic incumbent Rep. Ron Barber by margin of only 167 votes.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 17, 2014

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The United States and Cuba announce plans to “normalize relations.”

TRNS News Notes- 12/17

Senate turns out lights – buh bye
Cruz confirmations
School massacre: Pakistan mourns
Sydney siege: Questions
Did VA “mislead Congress” about wait time scandal?
Sony hackers threaten violence