US Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington in January 2017. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelJuly 27, 2017
Controversial decisions, such as Brown v. Board of Education (school desegregation), Roe v. Wade (abortion) and, most recently, Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage), often are challenged for decades by opponents seeking their reversal or limitation.
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It is obvious that passing legislation on health care is going to be a heavy lift in Congress.
Catholic Relief Services delivers seed and farming tools in Central African Republic in 2014. Photo: Kevin Clarke.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 26, 2017
The impact of the Trump foreign aid reductions, if enacted, “would be swift, devastating, and felt for years to come, imperiling millions of lives and the course of global development, stability, and partnership.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. walks from the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, as he steers the Senate toward a crucial vote on the Republican health care bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Republican proposals “exclude too many people, including immigrants,” Bishop Frank J. Dewane said in a statement.
A demonstration for affordable health care in New York City on July 13. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Fla., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called on the Senate July 21 to fix problems with the Affordable Care Act in a more narrow way, rather than repeal it without an adequate replacement. (CNS photo/Andrew Gombert, EPA)
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The sisters say that they are “most troubled by the cuts it would make to Medicaid by ending the Medicaid expansion and instituting a per capita cap [on spending].”
Politics & Society Short Take
Gregory HillisJuly 25, 2017
When I heard President Trump’s address to the Boy Scout Jamboree last night, I was appalled.