Joshua Mercer

July 7, 2017

LOOP: Trump in Poland: ‘The West will never, ever be broken’

POLAND // President Trump gave, by all measures, an outstanding speech in Poland. His speech made note of the Poles who fought for American independence, and he also made
July 6, 2017

LOOP: Wounded congressman back in ICU

SHOOTING // Rep. Steve Scalise was readmitted to the ICU and is currently in ‘serious’ condition over infection concerns. Scalise continues recovery since he was nearly assassinated on
July 5, 2017

LOOP: UK refuses to let sick child travel for care

CHARLIE GARD // President Trump tweets support for very sick baby Charlie Gard. “If we can help little Charlie Gard, as per our friends in the U.K. and
June 30, 2017

LOOP: House passes ‘Kate’s Law’

IMMIGRATION // House votes 257-167 to pass “Kate’s Law” which increases penalties against criminal aliens who reenter the United States. The bill is named after Kate Steinle who was murdered
June 29, 2017

LOOP: Vatican cardinal charged by police with sexual abuse

CHURCH ABUSE // Australian police charge Cardinal George Pell, Vatican’s top finance man, with sexual abuse. Cardinal Pell claims his innocence and has cooperated fully with the
June 28, 2017

LOOP: Senate GOP delays health care vote for a week

HEALTH CARE // Lacking the 50 votes need to pass health care, Senate Majority Leader delayed a vote on the GOP plan for a week. Senate Republicans then visited
June 27, 2017

LOOP: Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that it’s unconstitutional for a state to offer playground equipment to schools but exempt religious schools from receiving the aid. http://cvote.it/2sLaIA0
June 26, 2017

LOOP: Rumors circulate about possible Supreme Court retirement

HEALTH CARE // Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada denounced the Senate GOP health plan on Friday. Within hours, a pro-Trump group sought to punish him by launching
June 23, 2017

LOOP: Negotiations begin as Senate GOP health plan released

HEALTH CARE // Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the Senate Republican plan to replace Obamacare. Four conservative Senators said that they are “not ready to vote