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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke gestures as he speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sheriff David Clarke: ‘Rat bastards’ on the left never give up

- The Washington Times

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. on Friday issued criticism that spanned the political spectrum, telling gun-rights activists that “rat bastards on the left” never give up while also saying some of the misadventures of the GOP-led Congress can be “very painful” to watch.

NRA attendees Bill and Karen Geittman  watch a video of President Donald Trump while waiting for him to arrive for a keynote at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum on Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Chris Cox: NRA helped save ‘the soul of America’ in 2016

- The Washington Times

Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association’s legislative-lobbying arm, on Friday thanked gun-rights activists for their advocacy in the 2016 election, saying they “saved the soul of America” and “altered the course of history” in helping propel President Trump into the White House.

Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional seat Karen Handel speaks at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ** FILE **

Handel welcomes Trump to Georgia

- The Washington Times

Republican House candidate Karen Handel said her job isn’t to be “an extension of the White House,” despite President Trump’s expected visit to her district in Georgia on Friday.

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Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign video probe still alive

Associated Press

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says an investigation into secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist appearing to brag about sending troublemakers to Donald Trump rallies remains open, after initially saying it was closed.

Florida House votes to punish 'sanctuary city' officials

- Associated Press

After a fiery debate on Friday, the Republican-controlled Florida House approved a strict ban on so-called sanctuary cities that punishes local officials who resist federal efforts to deport immigrants living in the country illegally.

Administration: No immediate plans to halt immigration order

Associated Press

The Trump administration has told two California counties it has no plans right now to seek a court ruling immediately reinstating the president's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities.

In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. on Friday, April 28, 2017, The NSA said it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet for simply mentioning a foreign intelligence target, in a move applauded by privacy advocates. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NSA to stop collecting some internet communications

- Associated Press

The nation's signals intelligence agency said Friday it will no longer collect certain communications moving on the internet simply because they mention a foreign intelligence target, in a move applauded by privacy advocates.

Scores of legislative bills die as session ends

- Associated Press

Abortion, the death penalty, guns and the very essence of personhood. Some of the legislative session's most contentious bills seemed doomed from the start, some killed with a stroke of the governor's veto pen while others perished by legislative action or inaction.

Budget, fuel tax, other policy changes highlight session

- Associated Press

The 2017 Montana legislative session that ended Friday was dominated by debates over infrastructure and how to tighten the budget, but it also included bills to make significant changes in tax policy, health care, energy, campaign finance and other areas.

Dr. Salomon Melgen holds hands with his wife, Flor, as he leaves the federal courthouse with family and friends after arriving for a jury question Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. (Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP)

Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud

- Associated Press

A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.