PRAYER //Join us in praying for our persecuted Coptic Christian brethren — 22 or more of whom just died in a bomb blast in their Cathedral in Cairo.
RUSSIA // CIA veterans—none of them fans of Donald Trump–are urging caution about allegations that Russia waged a secret campaign to put the Trump into the White House. http://cvote.it/2hnD501
ELECTION 2016 // Louisiana voters chose Saturday to send Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy to the U.S. Senate, filling the nation’s last Senate seat and giving the GOP a 52-48 edge next year. Back in 2004, both Senators from Louisiana were Democrats. Foster Campbell, the Democrat in this election, couldn’t crack 40%. http://cvote.it/2hnjxIR
53 SEATS? // Why stop at 52 Republicans in the Senate? Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, is reportedly Donald Trump’s top pick for agriculture secretary. If she takes the job and resigns her seat, a special election must be called within 90 days — and would very likely turn her seat over to a Republican. http://cvote.it/2hnpIww
TRANSITION 2017 // ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson has emerged as the likely pick for secretary of state. But Reince Priebus, who is slated to become President-elect Trump’s chief of staff, said “it’s a little premature to be claiming that this is a done deal.” http://cvote.it/2hntje6
TRANSITION 2017 // Donald Trump is reportedly selecting Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., to be Secretary of the Interior. She is skeptic on climate change and said that former Vice President Al Gore “deserves an ‘F’ in science and an ‘A’ in creative writing.” McMorris Rodgers is the fourth highest-ranking Republican in the House and the most senior GOP woman in Congress. http://cvote.it/2hnlyoK
MOMMY WARS // Kellyanne Conway says kids matter to working moms and the liberal media loses its mind. http://cvote.it/2hnhzbO
CATHOLIC // Next summer in Orlando, between 3-4,000 Catholic leaders from across the United States – including bishops, heads of national Catholic organizations, lay movements, religious orders and diocesan ministries and programs – will meet to discuss ways to be missionary disciples in today’s world. http://cvote.it/2hnyM4V