News June 7

Senator Sanders

 

Strolling of the Heifers Crowds at the Strolling of the Heifers Saturday were never so big, even as the future of Vermont dairy farming has never looked so grim. After a parade, the enormous crowds scattered to watch a U.S. senator try unsuccessfully to milk a cow for the eighth straight year. John Franklin, a farmer from Guilford, was the hands-down winner over dignitaries U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Stroll founder Orly Munzing, both of whom had trouble "covering the bottom of the milk pail," according to the Rutland Herald. LINK

 

Health Care “If we move to a single-payer system, we can provide quality, comprehensive health care to every man, woman and child in this country without spending a nickel more than we’re currently spending,” Sanders said on the Politico “Arena.” LINK

 

International

 

Obama at Normandy President Obama urged the world Saturday to live up to the sacrifice made by thousands of Allied soldiers who struggled to shore along the French coast of the English Channel 65 years ago on D-Day, The Washington Post reported, LINK

 

Clinton: Obama Has Passed '3a.m.' Test Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said President Barack Obama has "absolutely" answered questions she posed during the Democratic campaign about his lack of experience and ability to handle an international crisis, she told "This Week" on ABC News. LINK

 

National

 

Obama to Forge a Greater Role on Health Care After months of insisting he would leave the details to Congress, President Obama has concluded that he must exert greater control over the health care debate and is preparing an intense push for legislation that will include speeches, town-hall-style meetings and much deeper engagement with lawmakers, senior White House officials tell The New York Times. LINK

 

Supreme Court Asked to Block Chrysler Sale Three Indiana state pension and construction funds want the Supreme Court to block Chrysler's sale to Fiat so they can pursue an appeal in hopes of getting a better deal. The funds filed emergency papers at the high court early Sunday.

 

Vermont

 

Vermont Forests About $5.2 million in federal stimulus money will go to projects in and around Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest that Vermont's congressional delegation says will create jobs and improve public safety and access to the forest, The Associated Press reported. LINK