The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. House Barely Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

    They got it through. One of the least productive congressional bodies in modern memory managed to avoid a government shutdown with only a few hours to spare. The narrow 219-to-206 vote sends the measure to the Senate, which approved a two-day extension to keep the lights on and give it time to debate. The House vote capped off a day of dramatic political posturing that included a rare public spat between President Obama, who supported the bill, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who denounced it on the chamber’s floor.

    Washington Post, CNN, NYT


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