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 Parenthood will be included in a reconciliation bill that also repeals the core of Obamacare. As a reconciliation bill, it can be passed with a majority vote. http://cvote.it/2jh8wNl
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // A transgender person sued a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for refusing to perform a hysterectomy procedure. http://cvote.it/2jhjBOf
IMMIGRATION // Trump’s transition team reportedly told key people in Congress that they will not demand Mexico pay for the wall, but that the United States will pay for the border wall. http://cvote.it/2jhcl4Z
UNITED NATIONS // The House of Representatives passed a resolution rebuking President Obama and the United Nations over the recent resolution against Israel’s settlement construction. More than 100 Democrats joined Republicans in the 342-80 vote. http://cvote.it/2jh3hNw
ELECTION 2016 // Read these fascinating minute-by-minute accounts of Election Night 2016, as media anchors and commentators (liberals and conservatives both) are shocked to realize that Donald Trump will win the election. http://cvote.it/2jhdNEy
CRIME // A group of black people gagged and attacked a white, disabled suburban Chicago teen who supported Donald Trump. The attackers also broadcasted their action on Facebook while chanting “f— Donald Trump” and “f— white people.” President Obama called the Chicago torture incident “despicable” and a “horrific hate crime.” http://cvote.it/2jhlbj2
CATHOLIC // The Egyptian army corps of engineers completed the restoration of Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, where a terrorist attack last month left 27 dead. http://cvote.it/2jhkDK4
WORD OF THE DAY // Chicago-style politics – A “take no prisoners” or ruthless approach to politics practiced by the Democratic Party machine.
SAINT // Saint André Bessette – http://cvote.it/DailySaint
DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
NEAT // Meet the couple who is trying to keep Latin alive by translating children’s books into Latin. http://cvote.it/2jhne6U
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