The Morning Dispatch: Withdrawal Mayhem

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Quick Hits: What You Need to Know

  • The delicate diplomatic situation in Iraq devolved into chaos Monday after the White House sent a letter to the government of Iraq seeming to say that U.S. troops would soon be withdrawing from the country—then backtracked, saying the letter was a poorly worded draft that had been released in error.  (See below for more.)

  • Former 2020 candidate Julian Castro, who dropped out of the race last week, endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president Monday, saying the Massachusetts senator is “unafraid to fight like hell to make sure America’s promise will be there for everyone.” 

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