MARCH FOR LIFE Speaker Paul Ryan will headline the 45th March for Life, which is taking place on January 19th. Paul Ryan has spoken at the annual event before, but this will be his first time coming as Speaker of the House. http://cvote.it/2D2M6sI
TRUMP SLAMS 9th CIRCUIT President Trump criticized a decision by a federal judge in California that overturned his executive order on immigration. “It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our court system is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts,” said President Trump. http://cvote.it/2CYNv3r
LIBERALS VS. DEMOCRATS? Some liberals are worried that Democratic members of Congress are going to give too much away in a deal with Republicans in order to protect children of illegal immigrants. http://cvote.it/2D3gLps
WALL During a press conference with the Norwegian Prime Minister, President Trump reiterated that any immigration deal has to include the wall. “We need the wall for safety. We need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in. I would imagine that the people in the room — both Democrat and Republican — I really believe they’re going to come up with a solution to the DACA problems.” http://cvote.it/2CZVRYl
SENATE 2018 Most political pundits are suggesting that Democrats have a great chance at winning the Senate. But election analyst Nate Silver thinks Democrats’ chances might be overrated. http://cvote.it/2CZOZdt
WAY TO GO, NEBRASKA! We usually hear left-wing Christians talk about how a budget is a moral document. They usually say when they’re calling for more welfare spending. But what Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts said is music to our ears. In calling for an end to all state subsidies to abortion giant Planned Parenthood, Gov. Ricketts said: “Nebraska is a pro-life state, and the state’s budget should reflect those values.” http://cvote.it/2D0PEeR
DEATH THREATS AGAINST FCC CHAIR He’s a minority. He’s a government official. And he’s getting death threats. You would think the press coverage would be wall-to-wall. But FCC chairman Ajit Pai is a conservative Republican, so the media has been almost silent about the relentless vitriol and actual harassment that he and his family have endured. http://cvote.it/2CZ6hYu
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Went and saw The Post tonight. I watched a film about newspapers inside a movie theater inside of a mall. It was a dying industry turducken.” -Tyler Simpson, @Braintasm.
CATHOLIC DEBATE New York Times columnist Ross Douthat and Villanova University theology professor Massimo Faggioli, will debate the Pope’s impact on the U.S. and the Church. http://cvote.it/2D2XSmO
Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor 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 six children.