The Morning Dispatch: Security Officials Blame Intelligence Failures for January 6
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Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the United Nations.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned in congressional testimony yesterday that there is a “long way” to go in the United States’ economic recovery from the pandemic, but noted that “developments point to an improved outlook for later this year.”
Georgian police raided opposition party headquarters in Tbilisi on Tuesday, arresting United National Movement leader Nika Melia on charges of “organizing mass violence” during anti-government demonstrations in 2019. A State Department spokesperson said the United States is “deeply troubled” by the development: “Polarizing rhetoric, force and aggression are not the solution to Georgia’s political differences.”