Joshua Mercer

December 31, 2018

LOOP: Judge halts decision on Obamacare

    MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 – 7TH DAY OF THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS WHAT A YEAR FOR THE LOOP!  It’s been an amazing year for the Loop.
December 28, 2018

LOOP: Government shutdown likely to continue until next year

  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 – CHRISTMAS FRIDAY SHUTDOWN TO CONTINUE  Congressional Democrats rejected an offer by the White House for less than $5 billion in border security
December 27, 2018

LOOP: Trump visits troops in Iraq

  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27 – CHRISTMAS THURSDAY TRUMP VISITS TROOPS IN IRAQ  The president and first lady made a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. President Trump
December 26, 2018

LOOP: Dems attack judicial nominee for Knights of Columbus membership

  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 – CHRISTMAS WEDNESDAY ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY  Senate Democrats questioned a judicial nominee for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, an “all male
December 21, 2018

LOOP: House approves $5 billion for border wall

  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 EDITOR’S NOTE  We will not be publishing a Loop on Monday, which is already Christmas Eve! See you on Wednesday, December 26th. The
December 20, 2018

LOOP: Illinois finds 500 more Catholic clergy accused of abuse

  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 SEX ABUSE REPORT   Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a preliminary report on clergy sex abuse that indicates that the state’s six
December 19, 2018

LOOP: Senate passes major criminal justice bill

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 PRISON SENTENCING REFORM   The Senate overwhelmingly approved a major reform of the criminal justice system in a 87-12 vote. The legislation will
December 18, 2018

Democrats sue to save Obamacare

  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 OBAMACARE COURT BATTLE   Attorneys general from 17 states have filed a motion to challenge a ruling by a federal judge in Texas that
December 17, 2018

LOOP: Judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional

  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 OBAMACARE HALTED   A federal district judge in Texas has ruled that the entire Obamacare law should be thrown out, putting the healthcare law’s