“The reign of terror that the snakes @nytimes @washingtonpost @CNN @MSNBC @ABCPolitics @NBCNews @CBS had over our politics is over. Killed it.”

—Sheriff David Clarke, under consideration for U.S. Homeland Security Secretary

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