The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Tax Bill Regrets, Kenyan Bus Tragedy and Veep Trolling

    The Week Ahead: The Republican tax overhaul becomes effective Monday, just after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who voted for it, said the bill “probably went too far” in helping corporations. Monday, New Year’s Day, is will also feature Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses parade and Oklahoma and Georgia universities playing in the Rose Bowl. And Democrat Doug Jones, the unlikely winner of Alabama’s junior seat in the U.S. Senate, will be sworn in Wednesday as the body reconvenes.

    Know This: A bus collided with a truck in western Kenya today, killing at least 30 people. Erica Garner, who became a Black Lives Matter activist after her father’s police chokehold death, died at age 27 after a reportedly asthma-induced heart attack. A man shot himself Saturday in Las Vegas after killing two casino guards. And neighbors of the Colorado house where Vice President Mike Pence is vacationing have unfurled a rainbow “Make America Gay Again” banner and fed chili to Pence’s Secret Service detail.

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