The Morning Dispatch: The Postal Service Drama Continues

Happy Monday! To quote both President Trump on his own Cabinet and Declan on the Cubs’ three-game losing streak: “I wouldn’t say I’m thrilled with everybody, frankly.”

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 43,781 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 5.6 percent of the 782,528 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 589 deaths were attributed to the virus on Sunday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 170,052.

  • A report by the Government Accountability Office—an independent congressional watchdog—found that Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli were improperly appointed to their current roles and are therefore ineligible to serve. The GAO’s opinion is not legally binding, but will likely result in a flurry of lawsuits regarding actions taken by DHS during Wolf’s tenure.

  • Amid mounting internal pressure to relinquish power, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko reportedly appealed to Vladimir Putin over the phone for Russian military support.

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