The Morning Dispatch: Is Ukraine Winning?

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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday his state has bused more than 10,000 migrants to Washington, New York City, and Chicago since April, many to join friends or family as they await asylum hearings. Texas has spent more than $12 million on the busing, and Arizona’s copycat program has thus far spent $3 million to transport more than 1,500 migrants. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a public emergency last week and said the city would spend $10 million on a new office to support the arriving migrants, while Chicago is asking for volunteers and donations to help.

  • Canada’s Conservative Party has elected Pierre Poilievre—a member of Parliament who supported trucker protests against vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions—as its new leader. A populist, he’s appealed to financially struggling and disaffected voters and if elected prime minister promises to cut government spending and remove the central bank’s head, whom he partially blames for Canada’s inflation. Poilievre will try to unseat current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and topple the Liberal Party’s control in Parliament.

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