LOOP: Trump cites brother’s alcoholism in opioid speech



ADDICTION  President Trump cites his brother’s alcoholism in a speech on the opioid epidemic. “[H]e had a problem with alcohol. And he would tell me ‘don’t drink, don’t drink.’ He was substantially older and I listened to him.” http://cvote.it/2lj8SEK

BUDGET VICTORY  House Republicans narrowly passed a budget. This will enable the GOP to later pass a tax cut with a simple majority vote. http://cvote.it/2lluqR5

CHILD TAX CREDIT  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, says he will vote against the tax bill if the child tax credit isn’t expanded. “I’m not going to vote for an increase on the middle class. But we’re not going to get to that point.” http://cvote.it/2ll7Qbg

ABOUT TIME  President Trump should have fired IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on day one. But now that the Tea Party suits have been settled, Trump has selected David Kautter to replace Koskinen. http://cvote.it/2ljuJvV

JUDGES, JUDGES, JUDGES  The Senate Judiciary Committee approved two federal appeals court nominees. Both times, every single Democrat on the committee voted no. http://cvote.it/2llCAck

RACE TO 2020  How Democrats lost touch in Macomb County, a northern suburb of Detroit, that twice voted for Barack Obama before swinging to Trump by 48,000 votes. http://cvote.it/2lkm2RW

GET TO WORK  With tax reform and critical nomination fights, Sen. David Perdue, R-GA, says the Senate should adopt a 24/7 schedule. http://cvote.it/2lhpQDD 

500 YEARS  Monday will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. It’s worth recalling that Catholic reforms began before Martin Luther. http://cvote.it/2lhr81r 

CHINA CRACKDOWN  President Xi Jinping of China seeks to tighten his government’s controls on religion in the communist country. http://cvote.it/2ljRzDP  

LIFE  “The world needs to know that I don’t ‘suffer’ from Down syndrome,” said Bridget Brown, who met with Pope Francis last week. http://cvote.it/2llBIo4

SAINT OF THE DAY  Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Lord, teach me your statutes.” (Ps 119:68) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

DEVOTION  10 reasons to love and honor Mary.  http://cvote.it/2ljXyZd


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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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