The Morning Dispatch: Grand Jury Indicts Steve Bannon

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Friday that a record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in September as workers seek to capitalize on the incredibly tight labor market. There were approximately 10.4 million unfilled job openings in the country at the end of September.

  • The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday extended its previous stay on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine/testing mandate, with the court’s three-judge panel arguing the rule “grossly exceeds” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) statutory authority. The constitutionality of the mandate—which was scheduled to go into effect January 4, 2022—is likely to eventually be appealed up to the Supreme Court.

  • A federal grand jury on Friday indicted Steve Bannon on two counts of contempt of Congress after the longtime Trump associate flouted a subpoena issued by the House’s January 6 Select Committee. Mark Meadows—Trump’s chief of staff the day of the attack—did not show up for a scheduled deposition before the committee on Friday.

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