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Joshua Mercer

January 11, 2017

CV LOOP: Trump says no delay to Obamacare repeal

OBAMACARE // President-elect Donald Trump said Republicans need to vote to repeal Obamacare in the first week he takes office. “We have to get to business. Obamacare has
January 10, 2017

Trump should nominate Diane Sykes for the Supreme Court

In the coming weeks, president-elect Trump is expected to decide whom he’ll pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. During the campaign he
January 10, 2017

CV LOOP: Five GOP Senators push to delay Obamacare repeal

OBAMACARE // A breakaway group of five moderate Senate Republicans are now backing an amendment that would extend the target date for committees to write an Obamacare repeal bill to
January 9, 2017

CV LOOP: Kentucky passes 20-week abortion ban

PRO-LIFE // It took Republicans 100 years to win control of both houses of the Kentucky Legislature. It took them one week to pass a bill protecting unborn
January 9, 2017

Dr. Chad Pecknold is taking Augustine to Twitter

Dr. Chad Pecknold is associate professor of systematic theology at Catholic University of America, and he also provides great insights on politics from his Twitter account
January 6, 2017

CV LOOP: Defunding Planned Parenthood will be part of Obamacare vote

PLANNED PARENTHOOD // Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said defunding Planned Parenthood will be included as part of a bill to repeal Obamacare. The Speaker said cutting off federal funds to Planned
January 5, 2017

CV LOOP: House panel releases report on Planned Parenthood

PP SCANDAL// Abuses and possibly criminal violations are occurring in the fetal tissue trade between abortion clinics and tissue harvesters, concluded the special House panel investigating the
January 4, 2017

CV LOOP: Senate Dems threaten Supreme Court filibuster

SUPREME COURT // Senate Democrats are signaling that they will filibuster a Supreme Court nominee who isn’t “mainstream” — which sounds like just about anyone Donald Trump would nominate.
January 3, 2017

CV LOOP: New Congress convenes — with an ambitious agenda

115th CONGRESS // Today is the first day of the 115th Congress. Republicans retain control of both the House and the Senate, albeit with slightly smaller majorities. And