The Morning Dispatch

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Netanyahu Hits Pause on Judicial Reforms

‘There is a lot of mistrust in Israel, from all sides.’

France Rages Over Pension Reforms

‘It’s perhaps not the moment to take a trip to Paris.’

House Passes Parental Rights Bill

Plus: A March Madness update after an exciting weekend of games. 🏀☘️

The Mirage of the FDIC’s $250,000 Limit

Plus: TikTok’s turn in the barrel.

Xi and Putin’s Burgeoning Bromance

Plus: The Federal Reserve forges ahead with its rate-hiking campaign despite turmoil in the banking sector.

Getting ‘Forever Chemicals’ Out of the Water Supply

Plus: Biden vetoes GOP-led bill on ESG investing.

Trumped-Up Charges?

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg appears on the verge of indicting the former president. But should he?

U.S. Getting More Serious About a TikTok Ban

Plus: Grand slams ⚾, Pong 🏓, and a March Madness update 🏀!

French Pension Reform Muscled Through

Facing potential defeat, Macron sidesteps the National Assembly.

American Submarines Headed Down Under

Plus: Last chance to enter the TMD March Madness pool!

Inflation Sticking Around

The Federal Reserve faces twin challenges as prices continue to rise while the banking system wobbles.

Alaskan Oil and National Politics

Plus: The TMD NCAA tournament pool is back!

The Second-Largest Bank Failure In U.S. History

The federal government tries to contain the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.

Protests in Georgia

Plus: Protests in Georgia.

A Renewed Push to Designate Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorist Organizations

Plus: What’s going on with schoolgirls in Iran?

McCarthy Puts Republicans in a January 6 Bind

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson debuts his latest round of January 6 revisionist history.