The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Arts Fair Gunfire, Immigration Strategy and a Tenuous Truce

    Know This: One gunman is dead and 22 are injured after a fight and gunfire erupted at a crowded New Jersey arts festival early today. President Trump plans to meet Tuesday with House Republicans to confer on legislation that would overhaul immigration policy. A second Wyandotte County, Kansas, sheriff’s deputy died early Saturday after she and another deputy were shot by an inmate they were transporting to a hearing.

    Enemy at the Gates: Afghan cities saw Taliban fighters arrive this weekend to celebrate — and take selfies — alongside Afghan government forces during a cease-fire for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday. One eastern Taliban-government gathering was attacked by Islamic State, killing 36, and some fear what will happen if fighters don’t heed President Ashraf Ghani’s call to extend the cease-fire. 

    Fit to Be Tied: Iceland has done it again. After winning the hearts of the soccer world at the European Championship in 2016, Iceland, coached by a dentist, scored its first World Cup goal in Moscow Saturday, holding powerhouse Argentina and superstar Lionel Messi in a 1-1 draw.

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