The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Immigration Crackdown, Kellyanne’s Fate and Phones on a Plane

    Know This: For the first time, a U.S. immigrant covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been taken into immigration detention, and lawyers say he was pressured to admit false gang affiliation. Russia reportedly deployed a cruise missile, violating an arms treaty with the U.S. And the Office of Government Ethics is calling for disciplinary action against top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, but her punishment is ultimately up to the president.

    Remember This Number: 8,000. That’s how many people weighed in when the Department of Transportation asked if cell phone calls should be allowed on airplanes, and the people have spoken: No way, never. If the DoT doesn’t ban it outright, airlines will get to decide for themselves — and may choose the most lucrative option.

    Talk to Us:  We want your feedback on the Presidential Daily Brief — what you think we’re doing right and what we should be doing differently. Send us an email at

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition