The Morning Dispatch: The Kraken Caucus

Happy Friday! Chag urim sameach to all who celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah last night!

We all received gifts yesterday: A surprise Taylor Swift album, and promises of unfathomable amounts of new Marvel and Star Wars content.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Morocco on Thursday became the fourth Arab country in recent months to establish diplomatic relations with Israel. The deal, which was brokered by the Trump administration, came to fruition once the United States agreed to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara region. GOP Sen. James Inhofe, who chairs the Armed Services Committee, criticized the move, saying President Trump “could have made this deal without trading away the rights of this voiceless people,” referring to Algerian-backed separatists who also lay claim to the region.

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