The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Sometimes the Spotlight Proves a Little Too Hot

    French men and their mistresses often conjure eye rolls and smirks, but revelations of President François Hollande’s late-night moped rides hit a decidedly seedy note this week, exacerbated by his first lady’s high-profile hospitalization. Hollande will now struggle to get out from under the sheets to try to fix France’s embattled economy. On a less sordid note, Gov. Chris Christie is battling to revive his presidential chances in the wake of Bridgegate. Republicans responded to his scandal by trying to redirect the spotlight to Hillary Clinton, following a Senate intelligence report that found the 2012 Benghazi attack was “likely preventable.”

    Sources: The Economist, CNN

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