CV LOOP: Kerry slammed for attacking Israel



ISRAEL // Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on Israel “emboldened extremists on both sides.” At one point in his speech, John Kerry said: “If the choice is one state, Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both, and it won’t ever really be at peace.”

TRANSITION 2017 // Trump’s transition team is turning their attention to the position of agriculture secretary. In the running: Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, former Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano, and former California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado.

TRANSITION 2017 // Trump considering “public-private option” that would allow all veterans to choose whether they want to receive care from the VA or from private doctors.

POLITICS // A liberal confesses: Donald Trump would have defeated Barack Obama, too.

2020 ALREADY? // Massachusetts liberal Senator Liz Warren got a seat on the Armed Services Committee for next year, which people speculate she’s doing to get her resume ready for a 2020 presidential run.

LAME DUCK // Obama admin announces controversial Utah and Nevada national monuments.

CATHOLIC // How 5,000 relics found a home in a Pittsburgh chapel.

ON THIS DAY // 1956 – United States prepares new strategic plan for Middle East.

SAINT // Saint Thomas Becket  –

DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings –

TRUTH // Adoration is like Christmas every day of the year.

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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