The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Travel Ban Blocked Again, Temer Backtracks and the PDB Quiz

    Know This: At least 23 people were killed in Egypt today when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians to visit a monastery. After an appeals court ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban, the administration vowed to take the case to the Supreme Court. Russian officials say they’re investigating claims of an anti-gay “purge” in Chechnya. And Brazil’s embattled president has rescinded his deployment of 1,500 troops after accusations that he was using military force to maintain power despite the will of the people.

    Try This: Feeling presidential after a week of briefings? Prove it with the PDB quiz.

    Answer This:  Tell us how you really feel. OZY’s next TV show is premiering on PBS this fall. The Third Rail will tackle hot topics typically taboo for television. In anticipation, we’ll be posting a provocative question right here each week, focusing on topics that might make it onto the show. First up: Do you think it’s OK to have a racial preference in dating? Why or why not? Email with your thoughts or a personal story. We’ll publish the most intriguing answers Tuesday on

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