The Morning Dispatch: Security Officials Blame Intelligence Failures for January 6

Happy Wednesday! Our prayers go out to golfing legend Tiger Woods, who suffered serious injuries in a car accident outside of Los Angeles yesterday. 🙏⛳🐅

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.”

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