LOOP: Trump talks abortion with NY Governor

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
 
CUOMO AND TRUMP  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, met with President Trump to discuss the 2017 tax reform which ended tax breaks for local and state taxes. The reform has caused a wave of New Yorkers to move to Florida. Trump listened to Cuomo’s concerns on taxes, but also brought up another issue. “The president raised his concerns to Governor Cuomo about Democrats’ support of late-term abortions,” a statement from the White House read.  READ 
 
 
 
CUOMO DISAPPROVAL  Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity plummeted to an all-time low after the passage of the abortion bill. According to a Siena poll, Cuomo’s support dropped from 51% approval to 43% in one month.  READ 
 
 
 
ABORTION IN NEW MEXICO  The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill to enshrine legal abortion, in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. READ
 
 
 
NO COLLUSION  The Senate Intelligence Committee has uncovered no evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.  READ 
 
 
 
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VOTE ON GREEN NEW DEAL  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to put Democrats on the spot by calling for a vote on the massive left-wing climate change legislation known as the Green New Deal.  READ 
 
 
 
ATTORNEY GENERAL  The Senate advances William Barr toward a final confirmation vote.  READ 
 
 
 
SENATE 2020  Former astronaut Mark Kelly announced his candidacy for Senate in Arizona in 2020. The announcement by Kelly is a major boon to Democrats’ chances to win the seat held by Senator Martha McSally, R-AZ. Kelly’s wife is former Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was shot in 2011.   READ 
 
 
 
HIGH-SPEED RAIL IN CA  Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-CA, announced that he’s abandoning plans for a high-speed rail between Los Angeles and San Francisco because costs ballooned to $77 billion.   READ 
 
 
 
SOCIAL MEDIA SEWAGE   Kids are simply not telling their parents how social media is flooded with indecent “adult” content. And the easy access to this material is having major negative consequences on young boys and girls.  READ 
 
 
 
TRANS-REGRET   Walt Heyer writes in the USA Today about his experience living as a transgender woman: “I lived as ‘Laura’ for eight years, but as I now know, transitioning doesn’t fix the underlying ailments.”   READ 
 
 
 
HUMANITARIAN CRISIS  The bishop of a Colombian diocese bordering Venezuela said that “we can’t be still” in the face of the suffering of the Venezuelan people.  READ 
 
 
 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Simple, humble persons can sometimes be powerful in their effect on and work with the people of God. Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph was such a man. Saint Giles was loved on the streets of Naples for his goodness born of prayer. READ 
 
 
 
DAILY READINGS  “O bless the Lord, my soul!” (Ps 104:1)  READ
 
 
 
CONVERSION   Actor Gary Sinise surprised his family with his conversion to the Catholic Church. “On Christmas Eve 2010, I told the family I was taking them to dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse and have Christmas Eve dinner. And on the way there, I pulled into the church, and everybody asked, ‘What are we doing here?’ I said come on in. We walked into the church. The priest was there, and he confirmed me. It was beautiful.”  SHARE
 
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