BANNON APOLOGIZES TO TRUMP FAMILY Former White Adviser Steve Bannon offered an apology to Donald Trump, Jr., and said he meant the “treasonous” comments to be about Steve Manafort. But the White House did not seem ready to accept any apologies yet. http://cvote.it/2m5bFih
POTUS PRESS CONFERENCE President Trump gave an impromptu press conference in which he defended his mental fitness and called for a wall on the southern border in exchange for efforts to legalize those affected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “We want the wall,” Trump said. “The wall’s going to happen or we’re not going to have DACA.” http://cvote.it/2m6xUUM
TRADE AT STATE OF THE UNION? President Trump is considering making trade a major portion of his upcoming State of the Union Address. Some tariffs, including some harsh ones against China, are being considered. http://cvote.it/2m5L1FP
TAX REFORM So far, at least one million Americans are getting bonuses from their companies because of tax reform. Here’s a running list: http://cvote.it/2m54sP0
ABORTION IN AMERICA Planned Parenthood released their annual report and they remain America’s abortion giant, snuffing out the lives of 321,384 children. Alexandra DeSanctis examines the report. http://cvote.it/2m7ENFh
COURT VICTORY A federal appeals court in Baltimore unanimously found that a new city ordinance requiring pregnancy centers to post signs about abortion is unconstitutional. http://cvote.it/2m68O8D
NEW ATTACK AGAINST OBAMACARE With legislative attempts to unravel Obamacare facing long odds in 2018, the Trump administration is looking again at chipping away at Obamacare through deregulations. First up: Easing rules on small businesses that band together to buy health insurance through associations. http://cvote.it/2m8By0H
CATHOLIC TRADITIONS Did you know about the obscure rule that allows some people to ride horses in St. Peter’s Basilica? http://cvote.it/2EjBqTe
SAINT OF THE DAY Saint Angela of Foligno – http://cvote.it/dailysaint
DAILY MASS READINGS “The Lord will bless his people with peace.” (Ps 29:11) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings
BEAUTY Interior of the Papal Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.
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