LOOP: Abortion funding gums up Senate health care bill

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FBI // Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a close friend of President Trump, told PBS NewsHour that the President is considering firing FBI special counsel Robert Mueller. But the White House responded: “Chris was speaking for himself and did not speak to the president.” http://cvote.it/2rp9nee   

2020 // President Trump plans a road trip to battleground states to sell his plans to replace Obamacare and promoting infrastructure. http://cvote.it/2rpiSdH

HEALTH CARE // Republican Senators are planning on keep the details of their Obamacare replacement bill secret until they get 50 votes needed for passage. Two senate aides told reporters that the bill’s text was nearly complete. The Senate GOP wants to advance a bill before the Fourth of July recess. http://cvote.it/2roZQnu

HEALTH CARE // To pass Obamacare repeal, the bill needs support from 50 of the 52 Republicans in the Senate. Two pro-abortion Republicans are pushing to keep taxpayer funding of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. But Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn said: “We have a strong pro-life majority in the Senate, and so it’s going to be in there.” http://cvote.it/2rUiJlG

CONSTITUTION // Recently ousted from the Heritage Foundation, former Senator Jim DeMint has a new role. He’s now senior adviser to an organization dedicated to holding a convention of states to pass new constitutional amendments like a balanced budget and a term limits on Supreme Court justices. http://cvote.it/2rp0UIc 

HEALTH CARE // The AARP is targeting Republicans with million-dollar ad buy on ObamaCare. http://cvote.it/2rUsNLz

CULTURE OF LIFE // A pro-life congresswoman opens up about ignoring doctors and choosing life for her daughter born with rare condition. http://cvote.it/2rp0CRq

CULTURE OF DEATH // Actress Sally Field celebrates abortion giant Planned Parenthood and says: “Sick of actors talking about it? Too bad.” http://cvote.it/2rUpALU

SPORTS // Holy Hill, a Catholic basilica, overlooks Erin Hills, the golf course that will host the United States Open starting Thursday. http://cvote.it/2rpsFQC

CATHOLIC // Bishops from across the United States will convene tomorrow in Indianapolis for their annual Spring General Assembly. They are expected to discuss health care, immigration, and religious liberty. http://cvote.it/2rokAvL 

SAINT // Saint Anthony of Padua – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “Lord, let your face shine on me.” (Ps 119:135) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

HUMOR // 

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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.

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