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Joshua Mercer

April 1, 2019

LOOP: Pope slams Trump’s border wall plan

FOUR YEARS  The Loop is now 4 years old (as of yesterday). Thanks for the outpouring of support you’ve shown us these past few years! POPE DECRIES BORDER WALL  Pope
March 29, 2019

LOOP: Trump overrules DeVos on funding of Special Olympics

SPECIAL OLYMPICS  President Trump has overruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who had proposed a cut in funding to the Special Olympics. “I just authorized a funding of
March 28, 2019

LOOP: GOP divided over challenging Obamacare

GOP DIVIDED  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, told President Trump he disagreed with the Trump administration’s attempt to get the entire Obamacare law thrown out in
March 27, 2019

LOOP: Senate rejects Green New Deal

GREEN NEW DEAL  Senate Democrats refused to vote for the Green New Deal that they endorsed. Four Democrats joined all Republicans in rejecting the legislation that would
March 26, 2019

LOOP: DOJ tells court to overturn Obamacare

OBAMACARE  The Trump administration asked a federal appeals court to strike down all of Obamacare. A federal district court ruled in December that Obamacare was unconstitutional.
March 25, 2019

LOOP: Media: Trump ‘exonerated’ by Mueller Report

MUELLER REPORT  Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his report to Attorney General William Barr. The attorney general summarized the report in a four-page report to Congress:
March 21, 2019

LOOP: 400 Catholic clergy accused in Illinois

CHURCH SCANDAL  Nearly 400 Catholic clergy in Illinois have been accused of sexual misconduct, but church officials have only informed parishioners of a fraction of these,
March 20, 2019

LOOP: Pope rejects French cardinal’s resignation

GRAMMAR POLICE Caroline Farrow, a devout Catholic journalist in Britain, was investigated by the police after she called the child of a transgender activist by the
March 15, 2019

LOOP: Gunmen kills dozens of worshippers at New Zealand mosques

NEW ZEALAND MASSACRE  Two gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. One of the murderers live-streamed his massacre on social media.