Joshua Mercer

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Joshua Mercer

Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also bimonthly columnist 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 five children.

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Kathleen Sebelius resigns

Some great news: Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama’s signature leg... More

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Scott Walker’s new spokesperson raises questions

It's no big secret that Scott Walker is thinking about a presidential run in 2016. But first he has to win reelection as Governor of Wisconsin this fall. And to help his reelection effort, Walk... More

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A damaging video could haunt Rand Paul’s 2016 bid

Let me first state that I think the GOP's foreign policy under George W. Bush was a disaster. I think many of you would agree with me that it would be better for the GOP to go back to a more modest fo... More

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Speaker Boehner Invites Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress

Here's a statement from House Speaker John Boehner, released just moments ago: Speaker Boehner Invites Pope Francis to Address Joint Meeting of Congress WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speak... More

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Cardinal O’Malley, Robert George to headline National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

We wanted to let you know about this great event coming up this spring. You can save money by booking your tickets by tomorrow. -Josh     * LAST CHANCE FOR EARLY BIRD TICKETS* ... More

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Religious freedom is a constitutional right not a “tax exempt status”

I don't mean to pick on my friend Matt Lewis, who wrote a splendid article called When 'leave us alone' became 'bake us a cake!" He's talking about proposed legislation in Arizona which would allow... More

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Why do we have a national romance day?

Look, I love celebrating the feast days of Catholic saints. And Saint Valentine was a martyr for the faith, so he has my profound respect. But when exactly did we decide that February 14th should be ... More

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Rand Paul’s very clever attack on Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton is traveling to Kentucky later this month to raise money for Democrat Alison Grimes' campaign against Mitch McConnell, R-KY. So fellow Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul (... More

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The President sends author of Obamacare to China

Max Baucus was the chief author of Obamacare in the United States Senate. So Max is proudly running for reelection, right? No way. Back in April 2013, Baucus announced that he wasn't going ... More

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Kudos to Katie Couric

This doesn't happen often, but I have something positive to say about a major media personality. Here is a report by Katie Couric (for her new talk show) about sex trafficking. Sex trafficking is ... More


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