Greek PM Tsipras called US President Obama today to explain Greece’s latest proposals to its European Union allies, and presumably ask for help closing a deal; this follows a wider-ranging discussion with Russia’s President Putin Monday. What little is currently out about the Obama call, from the Greek side, claims Tsipras briefed Obama on “Greece’s request for a rescue loan,” which is somewhat of a new formulation, since we thought Greece was starting to negotiate a new program with the Eurogro...

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