LOOP: Trump says “no” to health fix, but wants to keep dealing

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BABY AT THE BORDER  The Trump administration is trying to save an immigrant baby’s life. A leftist judge ordered the baby dead. http://cvote.it/2gtB7PF

HEALTH CARE  President Trump announced that he does not support the health care bill crafted by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-TN, and Sen. Patty Murphy, D-WA, to “stabilize” the health insurance markets after he ended bailouts to these insurance companies. http://cvote.it/2gtAvt4

LET’S MAKE A DEAL  But President Trump indicated that he would be willing to negotiate on health care legislation. He said any effort to shore up insurance markets must also include “relief” from the unpopular individual and employer mandates. http://cvote.it/2gtj4sE

IMMIGRATION  Attorney General Jeff Sessions told senators that he’s open to compromise on immigration that includes DACA. “But it can’t just be one-sided,” he said. http://cvote.it/2gvYyYt

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY  A network of wealthy donors want to restrict ‘inappropriate’ religious freedom to advance abortion and LGBT causes. http://cvote.it/2gtu1e1

THEY FEEL PAIN  As the Senate considers the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (known as the 20-week abortion ban), Stacy Trasancos explores the pain unborn children feel. http://cvote.it/2grqwoa

FATHER MARTIN PARADIGM  It’s one thing to embrace the “marginalized,” quite another to ignore their sins, as Fr. James Martin seems to do. http://cvote.it/2yzSODz

PRESIDENTIAL DONATION  President George H. W. Bush donated the socks he wore at Super Bowl LI to the Diocese of Portland, Maine, for a fundraiser. http://cvote.it/2gw0iRv

VATICAN  Pope Francis explains why he gives interviews. “I do not prepare for this,” he said. “For me, interviews are a dialogue, not a lesson.” http://cvote.it/2gtLnar

SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Isaac Jogues and the North American martyrs – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS READINGS  “With the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption.” (Ps 130:7)  –  http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

1000 YEARS  Benedictine Monks at Buckfast Abbey in England will celebrate the millennium year of their foundation next year. http://cvote.it/2gsK4ZC

 

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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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