The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Pakistan Probes Plane Crash, Trumps Taps Pro-Wrestling Exec and Union Leader Faces Threats

    Know This: Pakistan is probing Wednesday’s plane crash that killed 47 people. New Zealand’s National Party has named Deputy Prime Minister Bill English as the country’s new premier. And Donald Trump has chosen pro wrestling executive Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration.

    Hang Up on This: “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years, and I’ve heard everything from people who want to burn my house down or shoot me,” said Chuck Jones, union president for Carrier workers who said he received veiled death threats after questioning Trump’s boasts about saving jobs. “I take it with a grain of salt.”

    Listen to this Number: 57 million. That’s how many Americans heard podcasts last year. If you’re promoting a business with a national customer base, investing $500 in some good microphones and other gear and starting your own show might pay off.

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