The Morning Dispatch

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India and Canada’s Fraying Relationship

Plus: Saudi Arabia reaches out to the Palestinians.

The GOP Survivor Problem

The second Republican presidential primary debate was even more chaotic than the first.

Iran Shows No Signs of ‘De-Escalation’

As the White House pursues diplomacy, Iran’s president threatens America and its allies.

Unpacking the Menendez Indictment

The New Jersey senator faces another round of bribery charges, and Democrats are split on his next move.

Barreling Toward a Shutdown

The window is closing to fund the government before the September 30 deadline.

Zelensky’s Whirlwind U.S. Tour

The Ukrainian president faces resistance as he makes the case for continued support.

The Federal Reserve Hits Pause

The central bank holds interest rates steady but signals more hikes could come.

Another Migrant Surge

The Biden administration’s border policies strain under a new wave of migrants.

The UAW Strike Continues

An ongoing work stoppage at U.S. auto plants is testing the strength of Biden’s coalition.

House Republicans Remain at an Impasse

A potential compromise brokered over the weekend appears dead on arrival due to hardliner objections.

Time to Step Aside?

Questions about Biden’s 2024 bid are mounting—among Democrats.

A Rogue State Visit

A look at Kim Jong Un’s trip to Russia.

Revving the Impeachment Engines

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announces an inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The Summer of Labor?

Despite a number of high-profile strikes, union membership in the U.S. remains near record lows.

One Earth, One Family, One Future

Takeaways from this weekend’s G20 summit in New Delhi.

A Late Summer COVID-19 Surge

‘You’ll get mild illness with this virus for decades to come … But that’s okay.’