Joshua Mercer

August 28, 2017

LOOP: Houston braces for more rain and flooding

HURRICANE HARVEY // At least five are dead in Houston due to floods after Hurricane Harvey. Dallas is preparing a “mega-shelter” for people from Houston. Hurricane Harvey’s
August 25, 2017

LOOP: Court says school can suspend coach for praying

RELIGION // A federal court (the crazy 9th Circuit) rules that a high school was justified in suspending a football coach for praying on the field. http://cvote.it/2wsIjBq
August 24, 2017

LOOP: Court filings defy Trump’s promises on religious freedom

JUDICIARY // President Trump held a press conference with religious leaders back in May in which he said: “We will not allow people of faith to be
August 23, 2017

LOOP: Trump demands funding for border wall

BORDER // In Arizona, President Trump vows: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.” The President also hinted that he might pardon
August 22, 2017

LOOP: Trump calls for troop surge in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN // President Trump admitted that during the campaign he wanted to pull out of Afghanistan, but for now, he’s calling for modest troop increase. But he also
August 21, 2017

LOOP: Trump to address nation on Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN // President Trump will address the nation tonight at 9 p.m. EDT on Afghanistan. Here’s a summary of the different options he might consider: http://cvote.it/2wfFvr9 BORDER // President
August 18, 2017

LOOP: Democrats call for removal of statues in U.S. Capitol

CONFEDERATE // The push to remove statues and rename things seems to have only just begun. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, called for all statues of Confederate leaders be
August 17, 2017

LOOP: New Obamacare repeal bill gains steam

HEALTH CARE // As many as 25 governors could be on board with a new Obamacare repeal bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC), Bill Cassidy (LA), and
August 16, 2017

LOOP: Trump: Is tearing down statues of Washington next?

CHARLOTTESVILLE // President Trump made a third statement on the violent rally in Charlottesville. “They were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E.