LOOP: Democrat wins Senate seat in Alabama

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ALABAMA SENATE  Democrat Doug Jones stuns the political world by winning the special election in Alabama, handing the Democrats a major victory in the deeply Republican state of Alabama. The Senate Republican majority will now rest at 51-49. Jones will serve until the 2020 elections. http://cvote.it/2C9RIxG

ALABAMA SENATE  Mitch McConnell’s meddling in the Senate race is the reason that Democrat Doug Jones is Senator-Elect, says veteran election adviser Jordan Gehrke. http://cvote.it/2C8BTYj

JUDGES  The Senate confirms Leonard Steve Grasz to the 8th Circuit in a 50-48 vote. http://cvote.it/2C82rsw  

CHANGING THE JUDICIARY  After months of stalling, the Senate is actually on pace to break a record for the number of appeals court judges confirmed in a president’s first year in office — a big victory for the president, but also for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. http://cvote.it/2C8lkf3   

TAX PLAN  The final negotiations over the GOP tax bill are underway. It appears that the final corporate tax rate will land at 21%, with the top individual tax rate lowering modestly to 37%. http://cvote.it/2Cb22ph 

QUOTE OF THE DAY   “Republican control of the Senate is now in GRAVE jeopardy for 2018.” -election analyst Sean Trende.   

HEALTH CARE  House Republicans seek delays on Obamacare taxes on medical devices and the so-called Cadillac tax on more expensive health insurance policies. Another proposal was delaying the employer mandate, which forces all employers of 50 or more full-time workers to provide health care coverage to employees. http://cvote.it/2C6kL5o

SEXUAL HARASSMENT  Hey, Democrats! The worst sex fiends are pro-abortion.  http://cvote.it/2C8l1Rr   

CATHOLICISM  The influence of Benedict XVI on Cardinals Muller and Sarah. http://cvote.it/2C8Upjk

FAITH AMID FLAMES  Catholics in Ventura County recount stories of survival amid wildfires. http://cvote.it/2C8TL5o

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Lucy – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “O bless the Lord, my soul!” (Ps 103:1)  – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

BEAUTY  These Domincan brothers are releasing a folk album. http://cvote.it/2C9arcQ

 

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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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  1. Well, I do not find it so “stunning” that Jones won.

    One thing I do hope for is that Moore’s accusers continue to pursue their claims until the end of the process. Fair to them, fair to Moore (who I regarded as not a great candidate before the accusations).

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