The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Filibustering, Ballot Boxes and Wasted Billions

    Know This: Sen. Jeff Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, talked for more than 15 hours in an effort to filibuster Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination. Voters in the Gambia are heading to the polls for their first free parliamentary vote in more than two decades. And Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi has denied that there’s ethnic cleansing underway against her country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, saying that’s too strong a term.

    Remember This Number: $16 billion. That’s the estimated amount in banknotes and coins in pre-euro currencies that were never exchanged for new money — and a third of that is now completely worthless as several cash exchange deadlines have passed.

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