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Joshua Mercer

April 15, 2019

LOOP: Trump suggests sending migrants to sanctuary cities

MONDAY, APRIL 15 – TAX DAY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION  President Trump said he is considering shipping migrants to so-called sanctuary cities. “Due to the fact that Democrats are
April 12, 2019

LOOP: Ohio governor signs heartbeat bill

HEARTBEAT BECOMES LAW  Gov. Mike DeWine, R-OH, signed into law the “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. Five other states have
April 11, 2019

LOOP: Pope Emeritus Benedict writes about sex abuse

BENEDICT SPEAKS  Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI unexpectedly wrote a statement about the sex abuse scandal. While “there is sin in the Church and evil … even today
April 10, 2019

LOOP: Trump says no return of family separations policy

FAMILY SEPARATION  President Trump said his administration is not planning to reinstate the family separation policy, amid the shake up at Homeland Security. “We’re not looking to
April 9, 2019

LOOP: Judge blocks Trump on immigration

JUDGE’S ORDER  A federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump administration from sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico to await processing. However, the federal judge
April 8, 2019

LOOP: Head of Homeland Security resigns

HOMELAND SECRETARY OUT  Kirstjen Neilsen has resigned as Secretary of Homeland Security amid some tensions with President Trump, who has said he wants tougher policies. Kevin McAleenan,
April 5, 2019

LOOP: Trump, Biden trade jabs

NEW BISHOP IN DC  Archbishop Wilton Gregory has officially been named as Archbishop of Washington, replacing Cardinal Donald Wuerl (who had succeeded disgraced Theodore McCarrick). Archbishop Wilton
April 4, 2019

LOOP: Senate goes “nuclear”

NOMINATION BATTLE  The Republican Senate changed the chamber’s rules to shorten debate on lower-level judicial and executive branch nominations from 30 hours to 2. “This systematic obstruction
April 2, 2019

LOOP: Senate to go “nuclear” to expedite nominations

NOMINATIONS  The Senate is expected to go “nuclear” on a proposal to expedite executive branch and judicial nominations. Under the plan, debate time would be slashed from