LOOP: Poll shows Moore down 12 points



SENATE SCANDAL  The Senate Republican campaign arm released a poll showing Roy Moore trailing his Democratic opponent by 12 points. http://cvote.it/2z64cc9 

SENATE SCANDAL  Senate Republican leaders are reportedly weighing several options to keep the Alabama Senate seat in GOP hands. One option: Have Luther Strange resign immediately, and have Alabama Gov. Ivey appoint a new successor (law might not allow). Another option: Write-in Jeff Sessions to win back his old seat. But Sessions says he isn’t interested. http://cvote.it/2z6n3DT

MEDIA BIAS  Why is the media ignoring the corruption trial of Sen. Bob Menendez? Is it because he’s a Democrat? He’s accused of bribery, and getting visas for foreign actresses, models, and pin-ups. http://cvote.it/2muK7Gj

TAX REFORM  The Senate tax overhaul hit its first speed bump when Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI, announced his opposition to the bill because it benefited larger corporations at the expense of smaller companies. http://cvote.it/2z6S5vq

TAX REFORM  The House tax plan would eliminate a tax incentive that has been instrumental in the innovative Christo Rey education model, helping thousands of low-income kids graduate. http://cvote.it/2z5Lotw   

GUN LEGISLATION  A group of bipartisan senators have apparently reached an agreement aimed at fixing what they consider a deeply flawed National Instant Criminal Background Check System. http://cvote.it/2msJhK4  

FIDELITY  The “progressive” orders of nuns are passing away. The future belongs to the faithful. http://cvote.it/2z4PWAd

BISHOPS’ MEETING  According to a report, the U.S. bishops have chosen delegates for the 2018 Synod on Youth. They are: Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, and Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron of Los Angeles. http://cvote.it/2z6OwFy

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Margaret of Scotland – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “Your word is for ever, O Lord.” (Ps 119:89) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

SURPRISING  Three reasons why French women are quitting the pill. http://cvote.it/2muJ9dn


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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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