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Joshua Mercer

April 5, 2017

CV LOOP: Senate begins debate on Gorsuch as showdown looms

SUPREME COURT // The Senate began debate on the Gorsuch nomination as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed confidence that Republicans had enough votes to trigger the “nuclear option” and confirm Judge Gorsuch
April 4, 2017

CV LOOP: Democrats have the votes to filibuster Gorsuch

SUPREME COURT // The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Judge Gorsuch on a 11-9 party-line vote. Meanwhile, Democrats have the necessary votes to filibuster (or block) an
April 3, 2017

LOOP: Democrats one short of filibuster target

SUPREME COURT // Citing abortion as a reason, Montana Democrat Jon Tester becomes the 40th Senator in favor of preventing an up-or-down vote on Gorsuch’s nomination. If Democratic Leader Chuck
March 31, 2017

CV LOOP: Pence breaks a tie to advance pro-life bill

HEALTH CARE // Apparently still reeling from the defeat of the House Republican health care plan, President Trump went on a warpath against the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
March 30, 2017

CV LOOP: House might try for Obamacare repeal again in May

HEALTH CARE // House conservatives aren’t giving up on reforming health care, and say their goal is to come up with a deal by May that could pass
March 29, 2017

CV LOOP: Pro-life investigator charged with 15 felonies

PP SCANDAL // Pro-life investigator David Daleiden has been charged by the Attorney General of California with 15 felonies for exposing Planned Parenthood baby parts sales. Daleiden called the charges
March 28, 2017

CV LOOP: Democrats force delay on Gorsuch debate

SUPREME COURT // Senate Democrats continue their obstructionist pattern. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee forced a one-week delay in sending the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the full Senate. http://cvote.it/2ncs5V3
March 27, 2017

CV LOOP: Blame game begins after health care bill pulled

HEALTH CARE // Without 215 votes to pass the American Health Care Act, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill from the House floor to prevent it from
March 24, 2017

CV LOOP: Trump warns he’ll keep Obamacare if GOP bill fails

HEALTH CARE // Lacking the votes to pass, House Republican leaders postponed a vote on their health care replacement bill. President Trump threatened to keep Obamacare in placement if the