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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TRNS News Notes- 7/6

Greece: No! / Finance minister resigns
Euro leaders’ reax: Cautious
Greece: 3 impacts on the U.S.
USA wins women’s World Cup in romp & rout: 5-2
World Cup: Pearl Harbor Twitter row
Trump/Mexico: GOP 2016 candidates respond

Monday, July 6

● Support grows for school choice

● Most Americans consume too much salt

● FTC orders sale of 330 discount stores

● Contaminated beef recalled in four states

● Amtrak experiments with amenities

● Cocaine trafficker outsmarted by canines

Greece Says ‘NO’ To European Bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has successfully campaigned against the bailout offer, claiming it would further force Greece under the control of the Euro-creditors and further harsh austerity measures