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Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Hillary Clinton shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

AP FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders on health care, donors

- Associated Press

In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont and Hillary Clinton take the stage before a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday. (Associated Press)

Clinton casts self as pragmatic progressive, Sanders as unrealistic

- The Washington Times

Hillary Clinton pitched herself as a pragmatic progressive in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, repeating the meme Democratic candidates “should not make promises they can’t keep” in so much as it further alienates those already disfranchised from politicians and the government.

In this Oct. 10, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, Calif., as he designated the nearly 350,000 acres within the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles a national monument. Obama, in California this week for a fund-raising swing, plan to make the announcement Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. In all, Obama will name three specific regions national monuments –Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains (both in the Mojave Desert) and Sand to Snow in the Sonoran Desert. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama designates three more monuments in California

- The Washington Times

President Obama is designating three more national monuments Friday totaling about 1.8 million acres of Southern California desert, nearly doubling the amount of public land that he has given the status with the stroke of his pen since taking office.

"Deportation means death for some of these people," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, defending the Democrats' wishes to provide free immigration attorneys for illegals threatened with dismissal out of the U.S. (Associated Press)

Democrats demand government-funded lawyers for illegals

- The Washington Times

Top Senate Democrats announced legislation Thursday to grant government-funded lawyers to tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children and mothers who surged into the U.S. from Central America over the last few years, opening another front in the thorny immigration battle.

In this Feb. 9, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mingles with supporters at her New Hampshire presidential primary campaign rally in Hooksett, N.H. For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President. In New Hampshire, women under the age of 45 overwhelmingly backed Bernie Sanders over Clinton, exit polls showed. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Judge orders Hillary Clinton’s emails released by month’s end

- The Washington Times

A federal judge has rejected the State Department’s request to delay all of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails until the eve of the Super Tuesday primaries, issuing an order Thursday that instead makes the administration have to release the documents in four batches between now and the end of the month.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernard Sanders unapologetically describes himself as a "democratic socialist," prompting much discussion about the candidate's political pedigree. (Associated Press)

The Socialist Party USA and the Party for Socialism and Liberation have a say on Bernie Sanders

- The Washington Times

As a presidential hopeful, Sen. Bernard Sanders unapologetically describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” prompting much discussion among press and public about the candidate’s political pedigree. But wait. Mr. Sanders has also attracted the attention of some other socialists, like the New York-based Socialist Party USA, where the motto is, “Let’s build a future worthy of our dreams.” They too have a presidential candidate in mind for 2016. That would be Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik, who has a thought or two about Mr. Sanders.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with employees at a Velcro Companies facility Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Drip, drip, drip becomes splash, splash, splash

- The Washington Times

The Democrats have got the Republican dilemma nailed, and the rattle and buzz over Debbie Wasserman Schultz' tea cups is happy talk that the Grand Old Party looks stuck with a candidate the party doesn't want.