The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Banking Rules, Diplomacy and Denial

    Know This: Congress has agreed to water down the Dodd-Frank law regulating big banks, leaving only a handful under strict oversight. Venezuela has expelled two top U.S. diplomats. And a New York lawyer who verbally abused workers at a restaurant for speaking Spanish — one of a string of incidents in which he allegedly subjected strangers to racially motivated harassment — has issued a statement denying that he is racist.

    Remember This Number: 200. That’s how many professors at the University of Southern California have demanded university President C.L. Max Nikias step down as scandal mounts over the fact that he allowed a campus gynecologist to stay employed despite numerous complaints of misconduct beginning in the 1990s.

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