The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Trump Tax Tease, ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Under Fire and Whose ‘Tap’ is This, Anyway?

    Know This: President Trump’s Friday vow to introduce a “massive” tax cut plan took even his own staff aback. The Justice Department has warned eight California cities they’ll lose federal funding if they continue protecting illegal immigrants. And meanwhile, Australia will send 1,250 migrants to America under an Obama-era agreement, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence affirmed during his visit with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

    Spend This: $81: That’s what Vivendi, owner of rights to the film This Is Spinal Tap between 1984 and 2006, says is due and payable to Harry Shearer, one of the film’s actors and creators. He’s suing the multinational for $125 million, charging the company “fraudulently underreported” revenues from the comedy, which bombed in theaters, but became a cult classic in video stores and beyond.

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