Diving Deeper Into The Big Stories

October 1, 2019 4:25 p.m.
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Before Trump’s attempts to smear Joe Biden and undermine the Russia probe took center stage, I was captivated by the NRA’s current inner turmoil. I can’t get enough of the lawsuits, petty infighting and coup attempts. Josh Kovensky, who’s on our NRA drama beat, wrote a really insightful post about this one NRA donor who seems to be rankling the gun group’s leadership. Basically, this one man has tried to start a small insurrection of sorts among some of his fellow donors, but it’s been hard to calculate just how big this movement is. Yet, Josh explained in a Prime post why he thinks this small rebellion is actually starting to get to the NRA. 

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