ACTION STEP >> The House is expected to vote on the Conscience Protection Act today. Call your Representative at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to vote Yes.
LGBT // A new survey (conducted by a conservative pollster) indicates two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s order compelling public schools nationwide to permit access to restrooms and other intimate facilities on the basis of gender identity. http://cvote.it/29CvZjx
2016 // Donald Trump said he would name him running mate on Friday. The top two names in speculation are Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Indiana law requires Pence to make a choice by Friday if he is running for governor or vice president. Meanwhile, Fox News and Gingrich mutally agreed to end his TV contract during the vice-presidential chatter. http://cvote.it/29CP1Yj
SUPREME COURT // Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg drops any presumption of being objective and intensifies criticisms of Donald Trump: “He is a faker.” http://cvote.it/29CyaTZ
MONEY // Nearly two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic test of financial literacy. http://cvote.it/29CyjXu
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The House Oversight committee held a hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) on Tuesday. Several Democratic House members and their experts made dubious claims about the bill. Here are six myths about the FADA. http://cvote.it/29Cz6I8
GOP // If approved at their convention in Cleveland, the Republican Party’s platform might be the strongest ever against abortion, calling for an end to taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood and a ban on the use of aborted babies’ body parts in research. http://cvote.it/29CzGpj
ON THIS DAY // 1787 – Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance. http://cvote.it/1HW32y4
SAINT OF THE DAY // Saint Henry – http://cvote.it/Daily-Saint
DAILY READINGS // Today’s readings – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
CULTURE // A new mobile game is taken the country by storm. Called Pokemon Go, it superimposes virtual creatures in the real world using your camera and augmented reality. But the Bishop of Green Bay reminds them of a better destination.