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CONDOLENCES  Evoking his dead son, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave an emotional defense of President Trump on condolence calls to military families. http://cvote.it/2gS7ep6

BUDGET PASSES  The Republican-led Senate passed a budget resolution 51-49, clearing a major hurdle needed for President Trump’s tax plan. This allows a tax reform bill to pass with a simple majority. http://cvote.it/2gUmxh3

BABY AT THE BORDER  We told you about the federal judge who ordered the Trump administration to let a teen in the country illegally to travel freely to an abortion facility in the United States. Well the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals put the brakes on that judge’s order. Today a three-judge panel will decide what happens next. http://cvote.it/2gSdflC 

LIVE STREAM HEARING  This is a first. The D.C. Circuit will livestream today’s abortion argument at 10 a.m. ET. Link: http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/

EXTREMISM  George Will: “Democrats are the real abortion extremists.” http://cvote.it/2gT9vAc

UNION MONEY  Unions gave $756 million to various organizations over the last four years. And 99% of that cash went to liberal-leaning causes — including $1.18 million to abortion giant Planned Parenthood. http://cvote.it/2gSyWCg

PATRONIZING THE POOR  Liberals in Washington patronize low-income people by suggesting they will die unless big government “heroes” rescue them. Nicole Stacy says: “Stop using me as a prop for Obamacare!” http://cvote.it/2gUaD6I

CULTURE  Actress Mayim Bialik said that modesty could help curb sexual harassment and abuse. But the Left went insane, claiming that she was blaming victims for their own abuse. (She was not). She felt compelled to apologize, but she was right, says Brittany Hughes. http://cvote.it/2gRK4z9

ST. JOHN PAUL II’S LEGACY  Near the heart of Krakow, Poland, there’s a new study abroad program named after St. John Paul II. The JP2 Project offers two 10-day pilgrimage programs for high school students starting in 2018. And college students can take a three-and-a-half-month program, which offers up to six courses. http://cvote.it/2gRS2Iz

CONNECTIONS  A group of religious sisters in London are offering free meals in a trendy London neighborhood. But there’s a catch: Customers must forfeit use of their phones. http://cvote.it/2gSjLsI

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Paul of the Cross – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.” (Ps 32:7) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

ICONOCLASM  Outrageous! A liberal judge declares a World War I Memorial Cross located just outside the nation’s capital to be “unconstitutional” because it violates the “separation of church and state.” http://cvote.it/2gSEJrr

 

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, 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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