The Morning Dispatch: Is Mike Bloomberg for Real?

Happy Friday! Reminder that today is Valentine’s Day. Might not be too late to grab some flowers and dinner reservations!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Senate on Thursday passed war powers legislation—with the support of eight Republicans—designed to limit President Trump’s ability to attack Iran without new congressional approval. Trump is expected to veto the measure. 

  • Two old hands are returning to the White House, as President Trump grows more suspicious that his staffers are working to undermine his presidency: Hope Hicks, his longtime aide and close friend who left the White House to take a job with Fox News, and former body man John McEntee. 

  • The Trump administration announced it will divert $3.8 billion appropriated by Congress for military purposes to build a wall on the southern border, earning a rare bipartisan rebuke on the Hill. 

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