The Morning Dispatch: Previewing Senate Predictions

Happy Friday! We had a bunch of Dispatch all-staff meetings yesterday, so today’s TMD is on the shorter side. But there are lots of exciting things coming, and we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled programming on Monday!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • U.S. District Court Judge Aileen Cannon issued a pair of rulings on Thursday, appointing Raymond Dearie—a senior federal judge in New York—special master to review the documents the Justice Department seized from Mar-Lago last month for potentially privileged material. Dearie has reportedly accepted the position.

  • The bipartisan group of senators leading efforts to pass legislation codifying the right to same-sex marriages into federal law told reporters Thursday they would delay a vote on the bill until after the midterms in the hopes of securing more Republican votes. 

  • Freddie Mac reported Thursday the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage reached 6.02 percent this week, surpassing the 6-percent mark for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008z

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