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Jason Johnson: No matter how many times Trump’s lawyers ‘shine up his turd’ Muslim ban it’s still unconstitutional

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During a panel discussion on MSNBC, an editor for The Root said that someone in the Trump White House will likely “take the fall” for President Donald Trump’s botched immigration order and that a new one will be a matter of shining “up this turd.”

Discussing the executive order that was smacked down by a unanimous 9th Circuit Court, Dr. Jason Johnson said heads will likely roll in the White House.

“There is probably going be a firing,” Johnson began. “We have to think about the fact that Donald Trump went though three campaign managers in a year last year. Does anyone think that their jobs are safe in the White House? They shouldn’t.”

Turning to reports that a revised order order may be coming from Trump next week, Johnson said the order is still based on “white-supremacism.”

“An even bigger issue is this, “Johnson explained. “The fact that you have this Muslim ban to begin with, the fact that this administration is driven by the this white-supremacist racist notion that brown people and tan people from other countries, and that Muslims are incapable are less fit or more likely to cause more crime and terrorism than white-supremacists is a problem. So I don’t care how many times or ways they want to shine up this turd, it is still bad policy, it is still unconstitutional.”

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Here’s why Trump and Putin are only frenemies at this point

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President Trump’s campaign of “maximum pressure” on Iran has hit an obstacle: Russia.

While the United States insists that Iran shot down a U.S. surveillance drone in international airspace last week, Russia rejected the charge on Tuesday and supported Iran’s claim that the Global Hawk drone with a 116-foot wingspan was shot down over Iranian territory.

A top Russian official stated Moscow’s intelligence findings at a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday, according to Haaretz, the Israeli daily.

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How the GOP is embracing more ruthless power grabs in the face of huge political challenges

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On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on two cases highlighting the collision between partisan power grabs and setting the ground rules for two of the most important elections in America—those for U.S. House and state legislative chambers.

This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

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Former White House communications director Hope Hicks frustrated Democrats last week when she refused to answer multiple questions about her time in the White House.

However, Mother Jones' David Corn and Dan Friedman noticed one bit of Hicks's testimony that shines a negative light on Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

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