Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 7.15.15

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Eurozone: “Greece headed toward a critical vote Wednesday night on its bailout package as its creditors renewed a divisive debate over giving the country a break on its debt.”
 
* More on this tomorrow: “The House voted Wednesday to approve an $8 billion bill to extend federal transportation funding until December. The funding extension was approved in a 312-119 vote.”
 
* She’s right: “Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, told lawmakers on Wednesday that proposals to increase congressional oversight of the central bank could cause collateral damage to the broader economy.”
 
* Major Garrett probably shouldn’t expect a White House Christmas card: “President Barack Obama publicly scolded CBS News’ Major Garrett during a gathering of the press corps at the White House on Wednesday, chastising the reporter for asking if the president is ‘content’ to celebrate the Iran nuclear deal while four American hostages remain in Iran. ‘That’s nonsense. And you should know better,’ Obama replied.”
 
* California: “Dramatic video released Tuesday showing Gardena police officers shooting two unarmed men – one fatally – is once again igniting debate about police use of force. And like other cases, some people view the same video in very different ways. A judge’s decision to release the tape capped months of legal battles, with the city fighting to keep the tape private.”
 
* It was a big news day yesterday; it’s a shame this didn’t get more attention: “In a broad, sometimes rousing speech, President Obama on Tuesday laid out an ambitious road map for re-imagining America’s criminal justice system, saying the present system is ‘particularly skewed by race and by wealth,’ and not only costly to taxpayers, but to society as a whole.”
 
* Bill Clinton at the NAACP’s annual national convention: “Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday said the tough on crime bill he signed as president put too many people in jail whose punishment did not fit their crimes…. ‘I signed a bill that made the problem worse. And I want to admit it,’ he said.”
 
* They’re right: “A group of Republican-appointed health officials is urging the Senate to confirm President Obama’s nominee [to] take over one of the government’s biggest health agencies. Two former health secretaries and four former Medicare chiefs – all appointed by former President George W. Bush – are urging the Senate to confirm Andy Slavitt as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).”
 
* Amazing: “The latest photo from the New Horizons spacecraft shows the icy mountains of Pluto’s surface, in ten times greater detail than anything seen before. The image, released by NASA on Wednesday, includes a portion of an area scientists have named the Tombaugh Regio, after Clyde William Tombaugh, the American astronomer who discovered Pluto in 1930.”
 
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Wednesday's Mini-Report, 7.15.15

Updated