The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. ‘Angry’ Comey to Testify, Cosby Goes on Trial and Manila Casino Killer Had Gambling Debts

    The Week Ahead: A reportedly “angry” fired FBI director James Comey is to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Bill Cosby goes on trial in Pennsylvania tomorrow in an alleged 2004 sexual assault. And the Nashville Predators, fired up by last night’s 5-1 home win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, will try to bring the Stanley Cup to an even 2-2 tomorrow.

    Know This: Police say the man who killed dozens in a fiery Manila casino rampage early Friday was an indebted gambling addict, casting doubt on ISIS claims of responsibility. Comedian Bill Maher has apologized for using a racial slur on his HBO talk show. And Japan is holding evacuation drills as North Korea continues its nuclear missile development.  

    Answer This: Tell us how you really feel. OZY’s next TV show, Third Rail With OZY, is launching on PBS this fall! To kick things off, we’re shelving the PC and launching debates. Each Wednesday, we’ll post a provocative question, with a focus on topics that might make it onto the show. Our Third Rail With OZY question this week delves into politics: Should you be able to withhold taxes for issues you disagree with? Why or why not? Email with your thoughts or a personal story, and we might feature your answer next week.

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