Joshua Mercer

May 7, 2018

LOOP: Federal judge rebukes Mueller team

MONDAY, MAY 7 JUDGE REBUKES MUELLER TEAM   During a hearing for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III challenged the scope
May 4, 2018

LOOP: House chaplain to stay in position

THURSDAY, MAY 3 HOUSE CHAPLAIN TO STAY   Father Pat Conroy, SJ, wrote a letter withdrawing his resignation as House chaplain. House Speaker Paul Ryan accepted Fr.
May 3, 2018

LOOP: Iowa passes bill to ban most abortions after 6 weeks

    THURSDAY, MAY 3 IOWA PASSES MAJOR PRO-LIFE BILL  The Iowa Legislature has passed a heartbeat bill which would ban abortions as soon as a fetal
May 2, 2018

LOOP: Senator blocks Catholic nominee over marriage views

  WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 ANTI-CATHOLICISM?  Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, is blocking judicial nominee Gordon Giampietro over “grave reservations about his qualifications.” LGBT groups are attacking Giampietro for
May 1, 2018

LOOP: Israel claims Iran has been violating nuclear deal

  TUESDAY, MAY 1 IRAN & ISRAEL  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released allegations that Iran had been engaged in covert nuclear activity. In reaction, President Trump
April 30, 2018

LOOP: North and South Korea declare a new era of peace

                  MONDAY, APRIL 30 ALFIE EVANS  Little Alfie Evans has died. The circumstances surrounding his case and death
April 27, 2018

LOOP: Alfie Evans’ parents tell supporters to go home

                FRIDAY, APRIL 27 ALFIE EVANS   Alfie Evans’ parents to ‘form a relationship’ with the hospital. In what many
April 26, 2018

LOOP: Senate committee OKs pushes for quicker confirmations

                  THURSDAY, APRIL 26 ENDING OBSTRUCTION   A Senate panel approved a plan to shorten debate times on most
April 25, 2018

LOOP: Senate confirms religious freedom lawyer to federal bench

              WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 SENATE CONFIRMS JUDGE  The Senate confirmed religious freedom lawyer Kyle Duncan as the newest federal judge in