The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Struggle Against Sessions, Cheap Noodles and a Michigan Recount

    Know This: China wants to introduce a new “social credit” system for ordinary citizens. Senate Democrats are signaling they’ll fight Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. And Japanese police are trying to get the elderly to quit driving — by offering discounted ramen if they give up their licenses.

    Read This: ”I didn’t sleep since yesterday, I am hungry. I want to live, I don’t want to die.” A 7-year-old girl tweeting from Aleppo, where her family’s caught in the midst of Syria’s civil war, has been chronicling the battles of the last few days that have displaced 16,000 people.

    Remember This Number: $800,000. That’s how much a recount of the presidential election in Michigan — which Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s expected to request by tomorrow — is forecast to cost.

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