March 28, 2019

LOOP: GOP divided over challenging Obamacare

GOP DIVIDED  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, told President Trump he disagreed with the Trump administration’s attempt to get the entire Obamacare law thrown out in
March 29, 2019

LOOP: Trump overrules DeVos on funding of Special Olympics

SPECIAL OLYMPICS  President Trump has overruled Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who had proposed a cut in funding to the Special Olympics. “I just authorized a funding of
April 1, 2019

LOOP: Pope slams Trump’s border wall plan

FOUR YEARS  The Loop is now 4 years old (as of yesterday). Thanks for the outpouring of support you’ve shown us these past few years! POPE DECRIES BORDER WALL  Pope
April 2, 2019

LOOP: Senate to go “nuclear” to expedite nominations

NOMINATIONS  The Senate is expected to go “nuclear” on a proposal to expedite executive branch and judicial nominations. Under the plan, debate time would be slashed from
April 4, 2019

LOOP: Senate goes “nuclear”

NOMINATION BATTLE  The Republican Senate changed the chamber’s rules to shorten debate on lower-level judicial and executive branch nominations from 30 hours to 2. “This systematic obstruction
April 5, 2019

LOOP: Trump, Biden trade jabs

NEW BISHOP IN DC  Archbishop Wilton Gregory has officially been named as Archbishop of Washington, replacing Cardinal Donald Wuerl (who had succeeded disgraced Theodore McCarrick). Archbishop Wilton
April 8, 2019

LOOP: Head of Homeland Security resigns

HOMELAND SECRETARY OUT  Kirstjen Neilsen has resigned as Secretary of Homeland Security amid some tensions with President Trump, who has said he wants tougher policies. Kevin McAleenan,
April 9, 2019

LOOP: Judge blocks Trump on immigration

JUDGE’S ORDER  A federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump administration from sending some asylum seekers back to Mexico to await processing. However, the federal judge
April 10, 2019

LOOP: Trump says no return of family separations policy

FAMILY SEPARATION  President Trump said his administration is not planning to reinstate the family separation policy, amid the shake up at Homeland Security. “We’re not looking to