The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Crossbows in Canada, Rate Hike Pondering and the PDB Quiz

    Know This: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen believes the case for a rate hike has strengthened in recent months. Three people in Canada have died in what appears to be a crossbow attack. Oscar Pistorius tried to challenge his six-year jail sentence — and failed. And striking Bolivian mine workers have reportedly beaten the country’s deputy interior minister to death after he tried to mediate labor talks. 

    Word of the Day: Papahānaumokuākea. That’s the existing marine monument near Hawaii that Obama’s expected to quadruple the size of today, creating the world’s largest protected natural area. Oh, and here’s how you pronounce it.

    Try This: Feeling presidential after a week of briefings? Prove it with the PDB quiz.

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