The Morning Dispatch: The Coronavirus Is Not Politics as Usual

Happy Monday! With the switch to Daylight Saving Time, we had a one hour less on Sunday to work on this newsletter, so no fun header today, sorry. Let’s jump right in.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • After a little more than a year on the job, Mick Mulvaney is out as President Trump’s acting chief of staff. President Trump announced Friday that Mulvaney would be replaced by Rep. Mark Meadows, a retiring member of the House Freedom Caucus and staunch presidential ally, while Mulvaney will serve as special envoy to Northern Ireland.

  • Another batch of Democratic primaries will take place tomorrow in six states, in what has quickly become a two-man race between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders. Each candidate notched notable endorsements over the weekend: Rev. Jesse Jackson for Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris for Biden. Still notably unaffiliated: Elizabeth Warren, who dropped out after Super Tuesday.

  • The U.S. economy added a robust 273,000 jobs in February, with the unemployment rate holding steady at a slim 3.5 percent. 

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