Thursday, September 20, 2018

Progressive Briefing for Tuesday, July 10, 2018

U.S. Army discharges immigrant recruits that were promised citizenship, who really is Trump's Supreme Court pick, military contractor used Arizona “black site” to secretly jail dozens of migrant children,and more.

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U.S. Army is discharging immigrant recruits who were promised citizenship

40 enlistees — reservists and active duty recruits, all in the country legally — had been waiting for years to be cleared for duty before being told in recent weeks that they are not eligible to serve in the U.S. military. And for many, the rejection has thrown their immigration status into limbo. As one of them said, “This is a disaster.”

Who is Brett Kavanaugh? A Supreme Court reading guide

President Trump proposed a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, his name is Brett Kavanaugh. Here, ProPublica has put together the best reporting to date on the Supreme Court nominee.

‘Are you ready for a fight?’: In a fiery speech, Sanders rallies opposition to Trump Supreme Court pick

Senator Bernie Sanders responds to Trump’s Supreme Court proposed stating “Kavanaugh will be a rubber-stamp for an extreme, right-wing agenda pushed by corporations and billionaires.”

CIA-linked military contractor used Arizona “black site” to secretly jail dozens of migrant children

BOMBSHELL: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy agreed to retire if Trump promised to replace him with Brett Kavanaugh

According to NBC News, the Trump administration has been negotiating Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement for months. Kennedy agreed to retire at the end of the term that concluded last month once he received assurances that President Donald Trump would replace him with former law clerk, Brett Kavanaugh.

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