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 been a catastrophic event.” Trump’s remarks push back against moderate Republican Senators who were interested in delaying Obamacare repeal.

TRANSITION 2017 // Democrats promised fireworks at the first hearing to consider the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. But their planned attacks just fizzled, writes Byron York.

ASSISTED SUICIDE // Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is attempting to block the assisted suicide law passed by the City Council of Washington, DC.

FAREWELL // President Barack Obama delivered his farewell address in Chicago. In case you want a recap of the speech: 

CATHOLIC // This Dominican sister is celebrating her 110th birthday! Deo gratias!

CATHOLIC // Wow. Abortionist quits after St. Thomas Aquinas visits him in a dream.

WORD OF THE DAY // Gerrymander – A negative term for reorganizing voting districts by the party in power to insure more votes for their candidates. The term was coined after Gov. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts after he signed a bill with a odd-shaped district that looked like a salamander that a newspaper editor renamed a “gerrymander.” 

SAINT // Blessed William Carter –

DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings –


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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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