The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. House Barely Passes $1.1 Trillion Budget

    They got it through. With mere hours to spare, 57 House Democrats — perhaps worried the GOP will give them a harder pill to swallow next year — helped carry the bill to fund the government through the summer. There was much to dislike on both sides: Republicans couldn’t defund Obama’s immigration overhaul, and Democrats opposed loosened banking regulations. The 219-206 vote sends the measure to the Senate, which approved a two-day extension, keeping the lights on while debate continues.

    Washington Post, CNN, NYT, Reuters

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