WEST VIRGINIA IS RED // Standing with the President, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said: "I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor. So tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican." With his action, there are now a record-number 34 governors who are Republican. West Virginia was once a reliably Democratic state, even voting for Michael Dukakis in 1988. But Trump won the conservative-trending state by 42 percentage points. Next year, West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin faces a tough reelection campaign. http://cvote.it/2upvfYp
DC TAKES SUMMER BREAK // Members of Congress returned home and President Trump is heading to Florida for a break. Republicans control both the White House and Congress, but there remains consider tension and infighting in Washington power circles these days. http://cvote.it/2upGzni
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY // The threats to religious liberty keep continuing. Ryan Anderson lets us know what’s at stake and what to do about it. http://cvote.it/2uq2efd
CULTURE OF DEATH // Last year, Canada legalized euthanasia — also known as the killing of the sick and elderly. Thankfully, many Canadian doctors are reluctant to "assist" in suicide. So advocates for euthanasia are calling on the government-run health care system to pay doctors more if they participate in this grisly practice. http://cvote.it/2upL0ik
SENATE 2018 // We told you this was coming… Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has formed an exploratory committee about a possible Senate run against pro-abortion Claire McCaskill, who claims to be Catholic. If he decides to run, Hawley would be considered a strong candidate to unseat McCaskill. http://cvote.it/2upukXW
CATHOLIC // A prominent Jesuit publication’s essay on American religion and politics continues to provoke responses from critics concerned its two authors fundamentally misunderstand the situation of Catholics in the United States. http://cvote.it/2uplgCG
CATHOLIC // The Knights of Columbus ‘modernize’ Fourth Degree uniforms. The immediate reactions on social media were negative. What do you think of the new design? http://cvote.it/2upMSYf (photo courtesy of Matt Hadro).
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