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National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at  the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

NRA’s LaPierre: It’s time to get lower-court vacancies filled

- The Washington Times

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, told NRA members on Saturday it’s time for the dozens of vacancies on federal courts to get filled and it’s up to them to back President Trump long enough to appoint the new lower-court judges and reshape the U.S. Supreme Court “forever.”

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Crowded primary field seeks to fill Mick Mulvaney’s seat

- Associated Press

Tuesday’s primary to pick a replacement for Mick Mulvaney doesn’t have the drama of the special congressional elections in Kansas and Georgia, where money poured in for candidates vying to replace lawmakers leaving Congress to serve in the Trump administration.

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.

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- Associated Press

While some Republican legislative leaders say they're glad to work with Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to make top conservative priorities law, the new governor's involved and sometimes aggressive leadership style has also meant intraparty clashes throughout the legislative session that ends May 12.

New high-tech firms flex political muscles in Massachusetts

- Associated Press

The high-tech whiz kids are starting to flex their political muscles on Beacon Hill, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into lobbying aimed at appealing to state lawmakers and helping craft public policy.

Hartford May Day rally organizers expect thousands

Associated Press

Organizers of a Hartford May Day rally say thousands of immigrants, top state officials and labor leaders are expected to gather at the state Capitol to call for an end to the Trump administration's deportation policy and an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

In this March 24, 2017 photo, Fargo City Commissioner Dave Piepkorn talks about the city's refugee resettlement program during an interview at his lawn care business in Fargo, N.D. A group of refugee supporters are collecting signatures to try and recall Piepkorn because they say his stance against the program does not support diversity. Piepkorn says he is merely asking how much taxpayer money is being spent on refugees. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

North Dakota official faces recall threat for refugee claims

- Associated Press

A firebrand commissioner in Fargo wondered out loud during a council meeting last September how much money North Dakota's largest city was spending on its decades-old refugee resettlement program, comments he has since backed up with speculation linking immigration to crime.

A man watches a TV news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing with a file footage, at Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, April 29, 2017. A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the second such test-fire flop in recent weeks but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters. The letters on top left, reading "North Korea fired a ballistic missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

N. Korean missile test fails hours after UN meeting on nukes

- Associated Press

A North Korean mid-range ballistic missile apparently failed shortly after launch Saturday, South Korea and the United States said, the third test-fire flop just this month but a clear message of defiance as a U.S. supercarrier conducts drills in nearby waters.

President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre as he arrives for the National Rifle Association Leadership Forum, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Trump to NRA: 'You have a true friend in the White House'

- Associated Press

For nearly a decade, gun owners felt like they were living on pins and needles, worried about gun rights being taken away and feeling as though their way of life was scorned and under attack.