The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Armed Oregonians, Pirates of Iceland, China’s Dead Swans and a Treat for ‘Hamilton’ Fans

    Know This: A federa jury acquitted seven people of conspiracy and gun charges in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. Iceland’s Pirate Party is projected to win Saturday’s elections. China is investigating what appears to be a mass swan poisoning. And Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants U.S. troops ejected from the country within two years.

    Listen to This: The entirety of This American Life’s episode on the fluidity of facts during the presidential race is worth listening to. Or you can skip to the end, where Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. sings a song written from the perspective of President Obama.

    Check This Out: OZY wants your prognosis on the presidential race. Make your prediction now and check back Nov. 9 to see who agreed with you — and how close you were to reality.

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