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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.

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.

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“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.

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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‘Part of the stench’: CNN’s Anderson Cooper skewers Mike Pence

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While Presiden Donald Trump has been trying to drum up fears about a crisis driven by waves of immigrants trying to invade the United States, the real crisis is a humanitarian one that forced many asylum seekers from Central America to leave their homes in the first place. And that humanitarian crisis continues on American soil in the camps and detention centers where children and others are being held in horrendous conditions, as many recent reports have documented.

CNN"s Anderson Cooper reflected on the crisis and the administration's attempts to shift the blame to others on his show Tuesday night.

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Images of drowned Salvadoran migrant and his 2-year-old daughter stir outrage

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Shocking images of a drowned Salvadoran migrant and his two-year-old daughter who died while trying to cross the Rio Grande river from Mexico to the United States have sparked outrage, underscoring the dangers faced by asylum-seekers.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe challenges ‘stubborn’ Robert Mueller to explain Trump’s corruption to ‘laymen’ — not lawyers

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough challenged former special counsel Robert Mueller to state his case against President Donald Trump in plain language, rather than placing himself above the political fray by speaking legalese.

The "Morning Joe" host said tens of millions of Americans would tune into Mueller's scheduled July 17 congressional testimony, but Scarborough wants the special counsel to do a better job explaining the findings from his 22-month Russia investigation than he did in his first public statement last month.

"The only thing I will say there is it is his responsibility as a public servant to explain some of his reasoning and some of his conclusions to lay people across America whose tax dollars paid for him to work on this very important project over the course of a couple of years," Scarborough said.

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