The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. A Dangerous Job, War Crimes and Texas’ Funding Problem

    Know This: Award-winning Mexican reporter Javier Valdez, 50, has been shot dead in Sinaloa. The U.S. State Department has accused the Syrian government of daily mass killings at a military prison near Damascus. And hackers have pirated Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and are demanding a vast ransom.

    Read This: Four years ago, Texas banned Planned Parenthood from Medicaid, and in doing so gave up $35 million per year in federal funds. Now they want that money back — and if it’s granted, other states may decide to nix the women’s health provider.

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