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Joshua Mercer

March 23, 2017

CV LOOP: GOP scrambles ahead of health care vote

SUPREME COURT // Despite pointed questions from Democrats, Judge Gorsuch easily glides through Day 3 of hearings. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, claimed: “You have been very much able to
March 22, 2017

CV LOOP: Gorsuch unflappable in 10 hours of testimony

LOOP 500 TRIVIA ANSWER // Justice William Rehnquist was the other dissenting vote in Roe v. Wade. SUPREME COURT // Judge Neil Gorsuch deftly answered questions on abortion, religious liberty,
March 21, 2017

CV LOOP: Democrats try to claim Gorsuch outside of ‘mainstream’

LOOP 500 // This is the 500th issue of the Loop. And our mission today remains the same as the day we started: Help Catholics quickly stay on
March 20, 2017

CV LOOP: Gorsuch confirmation hearings start today

SUPREME COURT // The Senate Judiciary Committee begins four days of testimony on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Ed Whalen breaks down what the first
March 17, 2017

CV LOOP: Trump budget would end some federal programs

TRUMP BUDGET // The White House calls for big cuts in domestic programs, including public broadcasting and the humanities. “The president finally got to the point where he said,
March 16, 2017

CV LOOP: Speaker Ryan concedes health care bill needs to “improve”

HEALTH CARE // House Speaker Paul Ryan admitted that the American Health Care Act would need to “improve” and be refined. Less than an hour later, Sen. Rand Paul
March 15, 2017

CV LOOP: Trump tax return released — but from 2005

TAXES // MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow hyped the story about the releasing of Donald Trump’s tax returns. But it turns out it she had just one year of them,
March 14, 2017

CV LOOP: HHS Secretary Tom Price dismisses uninsured estimate

HEALTH CARE // HHS Secretary Tom Price dismissed the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis, which projected an overall increase in the number of uninsured Americans under the Obamacare replacement
March 13, 2017

CV LOOP: New religious liberty law signed in South Dakota

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The South Dakota governor signs religious liberty protections for adoption agencies. Jim Kinyon, executive director of South Dakota’s Catholic Social Services, has said that the legislation