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Trump: Shut Muslims Out of U.S.

December 8, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” on Monday, garnering criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Speaker John Boehner Resigns, Pope Francis’ U.S. Tour & Obama Hosts President Xi Jinping

September 25, 2015
Speaker Boehner to resign in October, Pope Francis addresses Congress, Obama hosts Chinese president Xi Jinping and Scott Walker drops out of the 2016 race.
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Obama-Putin at the United Nations and the fickle GOP electorate

September 25, 2015
Conflicting agendas for the Obama-Putin meeting in NYC.
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Pope Francis at Congress: A spiritual leader’s advice to politicians

September 25, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
It was a historic appearance, and Pope Francis seized the moment when he addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday at the Capitol.
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Pope Gives Nods To Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day In Speech At Congress

September 25, 2015
Tom Gjelten | NPR
In his address to Congress, Pope Francis highlighted four Americans whom he said have set examples and represent America's cultural tradition. Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. are well known figures. Less widely acknowledged are Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day.
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Will the pope’s visit to Congress bring a political miracle of unity?

September 24, 2015
When Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress, he'll speak from the same podium where Father Patrick Conroy, chaplain of the House of Representatives, delivers the opening prayer each morning. Father Pat joins Gwen Ifill to reflect on the pope's visit and his own role as a spiritual resource for a polarized group of lawmakers.
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Pope Francis, Obama Cite Common Causes

September 24, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politcs
Pope Francis lost no time advocating for the Earth’s delicate climate and for immigrants and “the excluded” during brief remarks on the White House lawn Wednesday morning.
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Pope Francis Challenges Congress to Heal World’s ‘Open Wounds’

September 24, 2015
Peter Baker, Jim Yardley | The New York Times
Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, challenged Congress and by extension the mightiest nation in history on Thursday to break out of its cycle of polarization and paralysis to finally use its power to heal the “open wounds” of a planet torn by hatred, greed, poverty and pollution.
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