The Morning Dispatch: Knives Out Against Newsom

Happy Wednesday! We wish all those observing an Ash Wednesday full of peace and introspection.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • A Monday rocket attack on a U.S. airbase in the Kurdish region of Iraq killed one non-American civilian contractor and injured eight others, including a U.S. service member. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed outrage over the attack, and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the administration “reserves the right to respond in the time and manner of our choosing,” though they are still determining the source of the attack.

  • The White House on Tuesday announced the extension of the current foreclosure moratorium and mortgage payment forbearance enrollment window through June 30, citing the pandemic-induced “housing affordability crisis.” 

  • Health officials in the West African nation of Guinea confirmed three people have died of Ebola in recent days, declaring it an epidemic as the country experiences the first cases of the deadly disease since 2016.

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