CV LOOP: All eyes on Georgia special election

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SPECIAL ELECTION // All eyes in the political world will be watching today’s special election in the Atlanta suburbs. The election could be an early barometer on how the 2018 elections might go. President Trump tweeted about the race, and money is pouring in from both parties. If a candidate gets above 50%, they are elected. If not, the top two will run off on June 20. http://cvote.it/2psXAig

PARTY OF DEATH // How integral is abortion to the modern Democratic Party? Well, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards has been invited to join Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez and liberal Senator Bernie Sanders on a national ‘DNC unity tour.’ http://cvote.it/2psRDBI

EDUCATION // School choice has been allowed to succeed in the nation’s capital because of national Republicans in Congress. But the legislation needs to be extended to ensure that children can continue taking advantage of the program. http://cvote.it/2psQfiP

KOREA // Tensions continue to build on the Korean peninsula. Satellite imagery indicates that North Korea is preparing for a sixth nuclear test. Vice President Pence visited the demilitarized zone over the weekend during his Asian trip. http://cvote.it/2psSYZn

CORRUPTION // If Trump wants to show he’s serious about draining the swamp, he should fire IRS chief John Koskinen. http://cvote.it/2psRzSt

POVERTY // An economist estimates that Walmart, by driving prices down, has saved the typical American family more than $2,300 annually. http://cvote.it/2pt8mVu

CATHOLIC // Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday in traditional Bavarian style: with pretzels and beer. http://cvote.it/2psQXN1

CATHOLIC // Six things people get wrong about the Resurrection. http://cvote.it/2pt7AIa

SAINT // Saint James Oldo – http://cvote.it/dailysaint

DAILY MASS // “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Ps 33:5) – http://cvote.it/Daily-Readings

TRUTH // 

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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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