LOOP: Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh over brutal confirmation battle

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
TRUMP APOLOGIZES  President Trump invited Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family to the White House for a ceremonial swearing-in. President Trump said: “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure.” READ
INDEPENDENTS AND KAVANAUGH  Independents disapproved of Democrats’ handling of the Brett Kavanaugh nomination by a 28-point margin.  READ
MURKOWSKI GETS BACKLASH  Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was the only Republican senator who refused to support Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. And now Republican leaders in Alaska are considering potential action against her. READ
SENATE 2020  Democrats face a brutal map this year in their quest to retake the Senate. But the map in 2020 isn’t much better for Democrats. If Republicans pick up 2 seats this November, Philip Klein says it will be difficult for Democrats to win the Senate in 2020. READ
ASTRONAUT CAVES TO ONLINE MOB   Retired astronaut Scott Kelly quoted Winston Churchill to encourage people to accept victory with magnanimity. But when a Twitter mob condemned him for quoting Churchill, Kelly apologized. “Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill… I will go and educate myself on his atrocities, racist views.” READ
BIAS IN BIG TECH  An executive at Google bashed the GOP in a tirade, saying he hopes women will be “laughing and clapping and celebrating as your souls descend into the flames.”  (Warning: Story contains some strong language and censored vulgarity.) READ
HOUSE 2018   While the GOP has seen a bump in their polling position, Democrats remain a slight favorite to retake the House. In 69 battleground House districts, Democrats held a 4-point advantage over the GOP. “In 2016, these same districts favored Republican candidates over Democratic ones by 15 percentage points, 56% to 41%.”  READ
CATHOLIC PROFESSOR’S HATRED  A professor at Georgetown University who wished death on GOP senators for supporting Justice Kavanaugh has been placed on leave by the school.  READ
HOW TO KEEP KIDS CATHOLIC  Stephen Beale says the Synod on the Youth must discern how to invigorate the faith of young Catholics and help them successfully engage today’s secularized culture. READ
QUOTE OF THE DAY  “The Sexual Revolution turned men and women against each other because the Sexual Revolution was about selfishness.”  –Sr. Helena Burns, fsp.
SAINT OF THE DAY  This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is due to a series of legends, especially those connecting him with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris.  READ
DAILY READINGS  “Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.” (Ps 139:24)  READ
PILGRIMAGE SITE   Miracles are still being reported at the first approved Marian apparition site in the United States.  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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