CV LOOP: Senate begins debate on Gorsuch as showdown looms



SUPREME COURT // The Senate began debate on the Gorsuch nomination as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed confidence that Republicans had enough votes to trigger the “nuclear option” and confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

SUPREME COURT // Guy Benson: “History lesson: On judicial nominations, GOP must punish Democrats for decades of unprecedented escalations”

HEALTH CARE // Vice President Pence is trying to win over conservative Republicans with a new health care plan, and that has Republican moderates upset.

IMMIGRATION // Can a Catholic support a border wall? Fr. Dwight Longenecker examines the issue in light of Church teaching.  

INTERNET // There’s been a lot of misinformation about Internet privacy. In 2015, President Obama moved jurisdiction over privacy from the Federal Trade Commission to the Federal Communication Commission. The action last week by Congress was to return Internet privacy regulations back to where they were before. An article written by the heads of both these agencies explains exactly what happened.

COLLEGES // Sadly, this is all too common: An abortion activist at Texas State knocked down pro-life signs and screamed profanities at pro-life students.

WEDNESDAY WORD // Cloture – From the French word for ‘ending,’ cloture is the procedure for ending debate. In the Senate, a 3/5th majority is needed for cloture on most legislation. The Senate rules on cloture for Supreme Court nominations might be changed this week from 3/5th vote to a simply majority.

SUPREME COURT // As Senate Democrats barrel towards a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, prominent liberal legal commentators are urging Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to chart a different course. (Schumer remains unwilling to bend). 

CATHOLIC // Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to celebrate marriages validly.

FAITH // Fox News’s Tucker Carlson slammed the Washington Post‘s shoddy religious reporting by saying one of their reporters is an expert in fake news because she writes it.

ACTION >> Sign CatholicVote’s Open Letter to the Senate Republican Leadership urging them to Confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

SAINT // Saint Vincent Ferrer –

DAILY MASS // “Glory and praise for ever!” (Dn 3:52) –

VIDEO // We thought we would have a little fun explaining this whole debate over the filibuster.

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of, where he serves as Political Director. 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.

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