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MONDAY, JULY 16
DEMOCRATS ON  KAVANAUGH  Senate Democrats remain bitterly divided over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to “whip” all 49 Democrats against the nomination, while hoping to pick up a Republican dissenter. But Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, is pushing back against his leader for pressuring him to vote no. Manchin said: “I’ll be 71 years old in August, you’re going to whip me? Kiss my you know what.”  READ
WOMEN DEFEND KAVANAUGH  Former female employees are defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh after a feminist group questioned whether Kavanaugh knew about the bad behavior of his former boss, Judge Alex Kozinski. “I worked for Alex Kozinski in the summer of 1992, while Brett Kavanaugh was a law clerk,” said Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley. “It was a completely professional environment, and I never saw or experienced any harassment, nor did I ever feel uncomfortable. Brett Kavanaugh is, moreover, a consummate gentleman, and I cannot imagine he ever knew about or condoned any workplace misconduct by Judge Kozinski or anyone else.”  READ
THE WEAK CASE AGAINST KAVANAUGH  Liberal activist groups are in a fever-pitch to stop the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. And newspapers like the Washington Post are enlisting several reporters to research the judge’s record and background. But so far, their attacks are falling flat. READ
RUSSIAN INDICTMENTS  Several House conservatives floated the idea of impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after he announced the indictment of 12 Russians for charges related to interfering in the 2016 elections.  Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-SC, totally rejected this idea. “Impeach him for what? No. I’m not convinced there is a movement,” said Gowdy on CBS’s Face the Nation. READ
ABOLISH ICE? REALLY?  Liberal activists, and even a few Democratic lawmakers, are calling for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be abolished. House Republicans are considering bringing such a bill to the House floor, not because they support the plan, but in order to put wavering Democrats on the spot. Rep. Mark Walker, R-NC, said: “If you are going so far as to draft legislation, then evidently you want a vote on it. So maybe we should.” READ
EMISSIONS  Last year the United States had the largest percentage decline in CO2 emissions in the entire world for the 9th time this century. And we did it even though we left the Paris Climate Accord.  READ
SOME HEROES WORE COLLARS  A new book details the extraordinary lives of holy men who dodged bullets while saving souls. READ
HUMANAE VITAE AT 50  Next week will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the Church’s prohibition on contraception. Edward Pentin takes a look at those who are trying to alter or change the teachings of this crucial encyclical.  READ
A PRIEST WITH COURAGE  Courage International honors its founder, Fr. John Harvey, on the 100th anniversary of the late priest’s birth. Courage provides outreach to those with same-sex attraction while remaining faithful to Church teaching. READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  The Blessed Virgin has many, many titles. Today we celebrate one of them—Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Mount Carmel is in northern Israel and has long been the site of a group of religious monks. The entire Church celebrates this feast along with the Carmelite Monks and Nuns. READ
DAILY READINGS  “To the upright I will show the saving power of God.” (Ps 50:23)  READ
BEAUTY   A Kansas-based ministry called “Adoration Under the Stars” led over a 1000 people to Eucharistic adoration last week. READ
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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.

1 Comment

  1. Rob Schroeder on

    It seems you are very much determined to simply make up anything to support your political agenda. In regard to the drop in carbon emissions from the US, the American Enterprise Institute link you provided literally says: “For that impressive “greening” of America, we can thank the underground oceans of America’s natural gas that are now accessible because of the revolutionary, advanced drilling and extraction technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal/directional drilling, and are increasingly displacing coal for the nation’s electricity generation.”
    Also, the Trump administration announced the US withdrawal on August 4, 2017. The withdrawal will not go into effect until November 4, 2019. President Trump specifically cited withdrawing as a way to revive the coal industry.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_withdrawal_from_the_Paris_Agreement
    Honestly, I don’t understand why you are just making things up.

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