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New NRA president under fire for claiming incumbent Republican lost because Democrat was a ‘minority female’

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The NRA‘s public controversies are not going away.

Just a week after now-former National Rifle Association president Oliver North lost his job and the gun lobby group’s CEO, Wayne LaPierre charged him with extortion, the new president is under fire for apparently racist and sexist remarks surrounding a U.S. Congresswoman.

New NRA president Carolyn Meadows promised voters the GOP will “get that seat back,” referring to the U.S. House of Representatives seat won in November by Georgia Democrat Lucy McBath, who unseated highly-controversial Republican Rep. Karen Handel at the ballot box.

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Meadows’ grasp of the race seemed to differ with the facts – and have a lot to do with race.

McBath ran on a platform of opposing gun violence, but that’s not the reason she won, Meadows claimed

Meadows says McBath won because she’s a woman and Black.

“There will be more than one person in the race, but we’ll get that seat back,” Meadows the Marietta Daily Journal, as Media Matters reports. “But it is wrong to say like McBath said, that the reason she won was because of her anti-gun stance. That didn’t have anything to do with it — it had to do with being a minority female,” Meadows claimed.

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She went on to insist that in deep red Georgia, “the Democrats really turned out, and that’s the problem we have with conservatives — we don’t turn out as well.”

Media Matters notes that Meadows is also “the leader of an organization, the Stone Mountain Memorial Association (SMMA), that blocked a 2015 proposal to construct a monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Stone Mountain, GA.”

The Stone Mountain Memorial Association is America’s largest Confederate memorial. It features “figures of General Lee, General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson and President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis larger than the presidential visages of Mount Rushmore,” according to Smithsonian Magazine.

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‘Brett Kavanaugh’s penis is back in the news’: Bill Maher breaks down the latest Supreme Court scandal

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HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher broke down the latest scandal facing the United States Supreme Court.

"Brett Kavanaugh's penis is back in the news," Maher said. "The New York Times kind of tripped over his dick on this one."

Maher suggested the report reflects poorly on Kavanaugh's manhood.

"The problem is the woman, the victim, has no recollection of it happening -- which isn't really a ringing endorsement of his penis," Maher said.

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‘It’s all up to Republicans’: Columnist wonders when the GOP will stand up to Trump

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President Donald Trump's burgeoning scandal with Ukraine has one columnist wondering when Republicans will put country before party.

"I was going to write today about how House Democrats are handling the impeachment question. But the truth is, it’s largely irrelevant. As long as Republicans are united in opposition, President Donald Trump will stay in office," Bloomberg Opinion columnist Jonathan Bernstein wrote. "That’s not to say that there aren’t bad and worse choices for Democrats, but they’re not the ones who have the real decision to make."

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Kellyanne Conway’s husband scorches Democrats for not impeaching Trump in blistering WaPo op-ed

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President Donald Trump has been "emboldened" by congressional inaction, according to a powerful new op-ed published Friday evening by The Washington Post.

The bipartisan appeal was written by prominent Republican attorney George Conway, who is the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, and Neal Katyal, who served as the acting Solicitor General during the Obama administration.

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