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ANDREW McCABE ON THE HOT SEAT   The Department of Justice’s inspector general has referred former FBI deputy director’s case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. At issue are the four separate occasions when McCabe lied, including once to his superior, former FBI director James Comey.  READ
JUDICIAL ACTIVISM  An appeals court blocks an Ohio law defunding Planned Parenthood. The 2016 law reallocated $1.5 million to organizations that do not perform abortions. READ
POLITICAL DIRTY TRICKS  Democrats are spending money to attack two Republicans in the West Virginia GOP primary in order to help Don Blackenship win the GOP nomination. Why? Because Blackenship recently spent a year in prison after one of his coal mines killed 29 workers. (Back in 2012, Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill did exactly the same thing by propping up Republican Todd Akin knowing that he was a weaker general election candidate. Republican voters took the bait, Akin imploded, and McCaskill won another six year term.) READ
BATTLE OVER JUDGES  Former Hillary Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon will lead a new organization dedicated to fighting President Trump’s judicial nominees.  READ
“SPECIAL-ORDER” BABIES  Pro-life bioethicist Wesley J. Smith warns: “Procreation is becoming a matter of manufacturing, engineering, quality control, and other accouterments of industrial control.” He recommends that President Trump appoint a bioethicist council to lead these discussions. READ
FOREIGN POLICY & SOCIAL CONSERVATIVISM   When George W. Bush’s foreign policy went south, it was those fighting for marriage and unborn children who paid a steep political price. And this is why Peter Wolfgang doesn’t want Trump embroiled in Syria or anywhere else in the Middle East: “If a friendly president’s foreign policy is a failure, we are the ones who will bear the brunt of that failure.”   READ
U.S. SENATE IS PRO-NEWBORN  The United States Senate unanimously voted to allow children under the age of 1 to the Senate floor, during chamber votes. The move allowed Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-IL, to become the first senator to vote with a newborn. Duckworth held her daughter, Maile, who was born on April 9.  READ
QUOTE OF THE DAY  “Senator Duckworth’s newborn baby is absolutely precious. I just wish unborn life was as wholeheartedly supported on the same Senate floor.” -Kimberly Ross 
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  Here are five things Catholics can do to support international religious liberty. READ
CATHOLICISM AND CIVILITY  Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for move civil dialogue. Irish Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “We have to be aware of our language, because nowadays people switch off, they don’t hear, and we cannot get the Gospel message out simply condemning everyone who lives their lives contrary to what we believe in.” READ
FRANCE AND CATHOLICISM  Why is French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron sounding so friendly to Catholic participation in public life? Is it a ruse to placate Catholics? Or is it a counterbalance to the country’s growing Muslim population?  READ
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Conrad of Parzham served as friary porter for 41 years. Anyone who came to the friary in Altoetting would have met Saint Conrad as he greeted them at the door. Such a role may not sound like much, but Saint Conrad turned it into a true ministry of love and service. READ
DAILY MASS READINGS  “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.” (Mk 16:15)  READ

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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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