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Heal Thyself, Dana Loesch

The NRA’s spokeswoman is a capable spin doctor. But she can’t live up to her own media criticism.

National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on Feb. 22.

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