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GOP official fired for racially offensive remarks on ‘Daily Show’ can’t stop using racial slurs

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A North Carolina Republican who lost his job as a county elections official after making repeated racist remarks on “The Daily Show” not only stands by his comments, but he’s expanding on them.

Don Yelton told The Wrap that GOP officials in Buncombe County were out to get him and used a racial slur to defend his comment that “lazy blacks” should decide elections.

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He added that lazy college students and lazy white people shouldn’t, either.

Yelton was asked to resign from his position as precinct chairman after telling the Comedy Central news program that a new voter identification law in the state would “kick the Democrats in the butt.”

He dismissed concerns raised by “Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi that the law would unfairly target black voters.

“If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it,” Yelton said.

He defended his comments on the show during an interview with the Ashville Citizen-Times in which he used a notorious racial slur at least twice, and Yelton repeated the same comments in his interview with The Wrap.

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“When a n—– can use the word ‘n—–‘ and it not be considered racist, that’s the utmost racism in the world, and it’s hypocrisy,” Yelton told the reporter, who pointed out in his article that he’d called the former party official “to see if he’d been unfairly branded a racist.”

The 66-year-old Yelton told The Wrap that Republicans had missed an opportunity to use his statements as proof that they’re open to all views.

“They can turn it into a positive if they want to,” Yelton said. “The party does not try to control the speech of individuals. That’s the point they could have made. You have to let people have an opinion.”

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In a local radio interview, Yelton accused “The Daily Show” of editing his remarks, which he later defended and repeated, out of context, and complained that county GOP officials had come down on him like “an iron fist.”

“There’s no political party that’s going to tell me what to say as long as I have breath in my body,” Yelton said.

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He said he’d previously been removed as precinct chair in 2012 for supporting an independent candidate but was re-elected at a three-person meeting by two votes – his own and his wife’s.

Yelton also said Republicans had failed to appreciate the media attention he’d attracted to the party.

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‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms

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On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.

The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.

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However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.

Here's some of what people were saying:

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Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?

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BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women

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The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.

The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.

"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.

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Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’

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Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.

It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.

Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.

Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.

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