The Morning Dispatch: Civil Unrest in the Middle East

Happy Monday! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and were able to rest up for what could be the most important month of the year—it’s Christmas season!

Oh, and the House will likely draft articles of impeachment, vote on those articles, and send them to Senate in the next 30 days. Plus, both parties will need to come together on another funding deal to avert a shutdown, the United Kingdom is holding a general election on December 12, and growinng unrest in Iran, Syria, and Hong Kong is threatening geopolitical stability throughout the world. But also Christmas!

Quick Hits: What You Need To Know

  • Two people were killed and three injured in an apparent terrorist incident near the London Bridge on Friday. The suspect was killed at the scene, and ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • White House Counsel Pat Cipollone announced in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler on Sunday that the Trump administration would not be participating in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing.

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