LOOP: Trump nominates 10 to federal courts



JUDICIARY // President Trump nominates ten conservatives for the federal courts. After eight years, President Obama was able to get 9 of the 13 circuit courts to be majority Democratic nominees. Trump can reverse that advantage in just one term. http://cvote.it/2pVLvkU

HEALTH CARE // Obamacare is dying in Maryland, and it’s not the Republicans’ fault. http://cvote.it/2pVX4c5

HEALTH CARE // Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says of replacing Obamacare: “This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done… To those who have suffered enough already, my message is this: We hear you, and Congress is acting.” http://cvote.it/2pt3rRg 

SENATE // Republicans land top recruit for the West Virginia Senate race: Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-WV, will challenge Sen. Joe Manchin in 2018. If elected, Jenkins would be the fifth Democrat-turned-Republican in the Senate, after Shelby (AL), Hoeven (ND), Cassidy (LA), and Kennedy (LA). http://cvote.it/2pVSQ42

CRIME // For 15 consecutive years, death row populations have shrunk in the United States — and not because of executions. http://cvote.it/2psuSL0

MEDIA // Is Sinclair Broadcast Group preparing to launch a conservative network to rival Fox News? http://cvote.it/2psPClL

IMMIGRATION // Governor of Texas signs bill that would punish sanctuary cities on immigration. http://cvote.it/2pVYV0l

CATHOLIC // The surprising connection between Our Lady of Fatima and Islam. http://cvote.it/2psUTtV

CATHOLIC // Catholic pastors now have access to an online master’s degree program in parish administration and management, offered through The Catholic University of America’s Busch School of Business. http://cvote.it/2pVNVQM

SAINT // Saint John of Avila – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “All you nations praise the Lord” (Ps 117:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

NEAT // Thomas Aquinas College officially acquires new Massachusetts Campus. http://cvote.it/2pVIX6E

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