Joshua Mercer

August 2, 2017

LOOP: Senate confirms new FBI director

FBI DIRECTOR // The Senate confirmed Christopher Wray in a 92-5 vote. Before this vote, only one other no vote was ever cast against a nominee for FBI director. Which makes the
August 1, 2017

LOOP: White House spokesman fired after 9 days

CORRECTION // NOTE: Thanks to all the alert Loopers who spotted our mistake in yesterday’s Loop. We incorrectly identified the name of President Trump’s new Chief of Staff.
July 31, 2017

LOOP: Trump threatens to cut off health care payments

HEALTH CARE // President Trump has switched to playing hard ball. Stung by the Senate’s inability to pass health care legislation, Trump threatened to cut off payouts to
July 28, 2017

LOOP: ‘Skinny repeal’ fails after McCain votes no

HEALTH CARE // Senate Republicans thought they had it. Vice President Mike Pence was summoned to the Senate in case they needed him for a tie-breaking vote. But
July 27, 2017

LOOP: No ‘transgender’ troops in the military, says Trump

MILITARY // The media went into a frenzy when President Trump announced that transgendered individuals will not be allowed to serve in the military. But there are several reasons
July 26, 2017

LOOP: Senate votes to start debate on health care

CHARLIE GARD // As the parents of Charlie Gard desperately try to bring their son home to die, the legal and media attention to their son’s case has
July 25, 2017

LOOP: McCain heads to DC for health vote

CHARLIE GARD // The parents of Charlie Gard end their fight to save his life, after a U.S. doctor declared it was too late for experimental treatment. http://cvote.it/2uUGYCd
July 23, 2017

LOOP: Health care vote looms large

HEALTH CARE // A big vote looms on health care as early as tomorrow. But several details of the GOP health care legislation remain unknown. Senate Republicans are now considering two
July 21, 2017

LOOP: Judge won’t reinstate order against sanctuary cities

IMMIGRATION // A federal judge refuses to reinstate President Trump’s order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. http://cvote.it/2ug7xPX BUDGET // Health care