The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. No Judges, Turkish Election and Saudi Women Drivers

    Know This: The U.S. immigration crisis has inspired a new presidential tweet: “We cannot allow these people to invade our Country,” and “must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases,” deport anyone entering America illegally. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is leading in early Turkish election results, staying well ahead of secularist reformer Muharrem Ince, who’s pledged to end military rule and restore an independent judiciary. And as the Syrian government and its allies press an offensive in the country’s southwest, Washington is telling rebels it won’t come to their aid.

    Fuel for Thought: “Ali, do we need 91 or 95?” — Hessah Alajaji, 33, phoning from a Saudi gas station to ask her idled driver what octane she should put into her her Lexus on this, the first day the kingdom allowed women to drive. 

    Soul Survivor: Returning World Cup champions Germany beat Sweden 2-1 with a last-minute goal Saturday night, perhaps staving off a humiliating World Cup elimination.

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