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The Morning Dispatch

The Dispatch
An essential daily news roundup, TMD includes a brief look at important stories of the day and original reporting and analysis from The Dispatch team, along with recommendations for deeper reading and some much-needed humor in these often fraught times.
Created 06 Jan 2020
  • The Morning Dispatch: Will Facebook Reinstate Trump?
    06 May 2021about 19 hours ago • < 1 min read
    (Photo by Nikolas Kokovlis/NurPhoto via Getty Images.) Happy Thursday! The Cubs just swept the reigning World Series champion Dodgers. Last night’s extra-inning, walk-off win almost gave one Morning D...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Cheney in Trouble
    05 May 2021 • 9 min read
    (Photo by Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images.) Happy Wednesday! First, this crucial news bulletin: Here’s why that picture of the Bidens and the Carters looked so strange. Now, on to the rest of t...
  • The Morning Dispatch: A Trillion Here, a Trillion There
    04 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    (Photo by JIM WATSON / POOL / AFP) Happy Tuesday! We’re too tired to come up with a good lead-in today, so we’re going to play the hits: “May the 4th be with you!” Get it? Star Wars? And today’s date?...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Feds Escalate Giuliani Investigation
    03 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Rudy Giuliani. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images.) Happy Monday! Important lesson that one of your Morning Dispatchers learned the hard way over the weekend: Vaccines may be over 90 pe...
  • The Morning Dispatch: A V-Shaped Recovery?
    30 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 157 537
    (Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images) Happy Friday! We almost ripped up today’s newsletter to focus entirely on this, but the Bears traded up last night to draft Justin Fields, their quarte...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Biden Promotes Sweeping Agenda in Speech to Congress
    29 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 160 441
    (Photograph by Melina Mara/Getty Images.) Happy Thursday! This newsletter has the potential to be very, very cranky tomorrow morning depending on what Ryan Pace and the Bears do in the NFL draft tonig...
  • The Morning Dispatch: The Great 2020 People Count
    28 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 151 395
    (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.) Happy Wednesday! Reminder that Dispatch Live is back TONIGHT at 8:45 p.m. ET to preview President Biden’s address to Congress. Sarah, Steve, David...
  • The Morning Dispatch: House GOP, Live from Orlando
    27 Apr 2021 • 11 min read • 81 375
    (Photo by Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images.) Happy Tuesday! There’s a high of 85 degrees in the nation’s capital today. Your Morning Dispatchers humbly request all newsmakers to chi...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Biden Acknowledges Armenian Genocide
    26 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 159 449
    Demonstrators in Times Square commemorate the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images.) Happy Monday! It’s mRNA shot two week for a few of ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: A Peek at 2024
    23 Apr 2021 • 13 min read • 88 716
    (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.) Happy Friday! If you’re going to throw a gender reveal party this weekend, please go a different route from this dude in New Hampshire, whose use of 80 pounds of ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Thousands Protest Across Russia
    22 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 138 576
    (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.) Happy Thursday! A few of your Morning Dispatchers attended a real-life baseball game yesterday. Can’t recommend this whole “get vaccinated and ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Chauvin Found Guilty
    21 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 245 804
    (Photo by Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images.) Happy Tuesday! First things first: Ted Lasso is coming back on July 23—and we’ve got a trailer! Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories A jury on Tuesday found for...
  • The Morning Dispatch: The Pandemic Finish Line
    20 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 145 625
    (Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) Happy Tuesday! Apparently D.C. hasn’t been enforcing parking regulations all year—why didn’t anybody tell us? Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories Russian opposit...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Biden Waffles on Refugee Caps
    19 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 160 494
    (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images.) Happy Monday! All adults 18 and older should be eligible to make a COVID-19 vaccine appointment beginning today—nationwide! Go get that shot if you haven’t ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: SolarWinds Sanctions for Russia
    16 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 131 341
    (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images.) Happy Friday! Steve wanted us to let you know that former Chicago Bears Super Bowl-winning quarterback Jim McMahon said in a recent interview ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Leaving Afghanistan
    15 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 168 707
    (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Happy Thursday! It’s National Banana Day. Happy National Banana Day to all who celebrate. (Fun fact: One of your Morning Dispatchers has eaten the same exact thing f...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Hits a Snag
    14 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 165 499
    (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images.) Happy Wednesday! What will come first: President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress set for April 28, or the Chicago Cubs’ offense managin...
  • The Morning Dispatch: China Provokes Taiwan With Airspace Incursion
    13 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 127 625
    (Xinhua/Li Shaopeng via Getty Images) Happy Tuesday! Let’s dive right in. Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said Monday that the police officer who fatally shot D...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Biden's SCOTUS Commission
    12 Apr 2021 • 12 min read • 90 528
    (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images.) Happy Monday! We bet you won’t be able to guess which former president called which current Senate Minority Leader a “dumb son of a b****” over the weekend. Quick ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Biden Urges Action on Gun Violence Prevention
    09 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 122 413
    President Joe Biden. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images). Happy Friday! Sure feels like the perfect weekend to watch some golf and fall asleep on the couch in the middle ...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Tax Hikes On the Horizon
    08 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 157 491
    (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.) Happy Thursday! We heard from 31 of the top-50 TMD March Madness pool winners yesterday, but we want to make sure everyone who earned a prize receives one! If you’re...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Iran Talks Begin
    07 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 173 559
    Iranian diplomats arrive at the Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna. (Photo by Georges Schneider/Xinhua via Getty) Happy Wednesday! If your March Madness bracket ranked 47th or higher in the TMD bracket pool (...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Russia Eyes Ukraine
    06 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 142 403
    (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images.) Happy Tuesday! And a huge congratulations to “Entry Pass” and “BearsWant2EatYou” for coming in first and second, respectively, in the inaugural Morning Dispatch Mar...
  • The Morning Dispatch: The Ohio Senate Race Gets Trumpy
    05 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 169 437
    Rep. Bill Johnson. (Photograph by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images.) Happy Monday! If you missed Jalen Suggs’ incredible buzzer beater on Saturday, you can remedy that now. Quick Hits: Today’s Top...
  • The Morning Dispatch: Understanding Georgia's New Elections Law
    02 Apr 2021 • 14 min read • 129 566
    Georgia governor Brian Kemp. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images.) Happy Friday! Wishing a blessed Good Friday and happy Easter to all celebrating this weekend. Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories Pre...

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