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Joshua Mercer

July 20, 2017

LOOP: McCain diagnosed with brain tumor

SENATE // Senator John McCain, R-AZ, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. A statement from his doctors say he is recovering from surgery but it is unclear
July 19, 2017

LOOP: Straight Obamacare repeal bill dies quickly

HEALTH CARE // Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Plan B was to repeal Obamacare and replace it within 2 years. That idea was already dead by lunch. But McConnell
July 18, 2017

LOOP: McConnell calls for straight repeal

HEALTH CARE // Two more GOP Senators announce opposition to the Senate health care bill, effectively killing it. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned efforts to pass the bill,
July 17, 2017

LOOP: Senator McCain’s surgery to postpone health care vote

HEALTH CARE // Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, had surgery on Friday to remove a blood clot — and it appears to be more serious than initial reports suggested.
July 14, 2017

LOOP: Vatican paper attacks American conservatism

VATICAN // The Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica published an essay attacking conservative Catholics in the United States of embracing fundamentalism from evangelical Protestants. The essay says that American conservative Catholics
July 13, 2017

LOOP: New Senate health care bill expected today

HEALTH CARE // Senators prepare for a revised health care bill expected to be released today. The latest draft is expected to include an amendment by conservative Senators Ted
July 12, 2017

LOOP: Pope announces 4th path to sainthood

HEALTH CARE // Senate cancels the first two weeks of August recess to continue work on the Senate health care bill. To win Republican moderates, Senate GOP leaders are now
July 11, 2017

LOOP: Senate health care bill remains stalled

HEALTH CARE // Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears no closer to reaching a deal on a health care bill. Talks are continuing, but Senate Republicans are becoming
July 10, 2017

LOOP: New charges filed against pro-life journalists

RUSSIA // Donald Trump Jr., son of the president, met with a Russian lawyer in the summer of 2016 after being promised he would receive damaging information on Hillary