LOOP: Leaders of sanctuary cities could be prosecuted



SANCTUARY CITIES PUNISHED?  Federal authorities are considering lodging criminal charges against the leaders of sanctuary cities, said Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen during the Senate Judiciary Committee. http://cvote.it/2mD4fCW  

TRUMP MEDICAL EXAM  The president’s physician gave quite the impressive press conference on Donald Trump’s health — and that seemed to upset the White House reporters quite a bit. “All clinical data indicates that [Trump] is currently very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency,” said Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, who was also the physician for President Obama. http://cvote.it/2mG1Mrp

TAX PLAN  Humana announced that they will be raising their pay to $15 an hour, not because of some new minimum wage law, but because of the lower corporate tax rate recently signed into law. http://cvote.it/2mGz4Xg

GOVT SHUTDOWN COMING?  Lawmakers warn of a 50-50 chance of a government shutdown. Many Democrats want to tie government funding to a deal on immigration, but Republicans warn there isn’t enough time to ink a deal on immigration with the government set to run out of funds by Saturday. http://cvote.it/2mEaypZ

QUOTE OF THE DAY  “No American — whether a nun, nurse, baker, or business owner — should be forced to choose between the tenets of faith or adherence to the law.” -President Donald Trump, in declaring yesterday Religious Freedom Day. http://cvote.it/2mFmk3o

HAVE TO COME TO THE TABLE  Immigration hawk Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said that Democrats need to make concession on an immigration deal. “The president has already made his fundamental concession to their condition. He is willing to give an amnesty to hundreds of thousands, if not a million or more, illegal immigrants who, by and large, were brought here through no fault of their own. That’s his concession to this condition,” said Cotton. http://cvote.it/2mCXjpu

THE WALL IN EL PASO  When a 131-mile fence was first started in 2006, illegal crossings near El Paso totaled 122,261, but by 2010, when the fence was completed, immigrant crossings shrank to just 12,251. http://cvote.it/2mGycBY

CATHOLIC COLLEGES  Students from numerous Catholic colleges are gearing up to attend the March for Life. http://cvote.it/2mCY1mE  

ANNIVERSARY  Wyoming Catholic’s great adventure: Great Books college celebrates 10 years. http://cvote.it/2mDwKAt  

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Anthony of Egypt – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Blessed be the Lord, my Rock!” (Ps 144:1) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

NEAT  Did you know that Bluetooth is named after the first Christian Viking king? http://cvote.it/2DqmFBz


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