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Former President Bill Clinton, still one of the most popular figures in the Democratic Party, has taken harsh shots at Bernard Sanders, saying, among other things, that the Vermont senator lives in a "hermetically sealed" fantasy land and has a platform full of wholly unrealistic policy proposals. (Associated Press)

Hillary unleashes Bill on Bernie as once-friendly primary turns ugly

- The Washington Times

Faced with the prospect of a crushing loss here in Tuesday’s crucial primary election, and with a campaign that once again looks to be in disarray, Hillary Clinton this week is relying on her husband to make a series of increasingly heated attacks against rival Sen. Bernard Sanders.

The Virginia House bill, written by Delegate Robert G. Marshall, Prince William Republican, would allow victims of sanctuary city policies to claim compensation from the state's criminal injuries fund. That bill passed on a 68-29 vote, with three Democrats joining Republicans in approving the bill. (Associated Press)

Virginia lawmakers push to hold sanctuary cities liable for illegals’ crimes

- The Washington Times

It’s unclear whether any Virginia jurisdictions qualify as sanctuary cities, but the state legislature is determined to make sure none of them stray across the line, with Republican senators and delegates pushing to withhold money from those that refuse to cooperate — and even considering making them have to pay restitution to those harmed by illegal immigrants within their borders.

A view of a typical guest room in Donald's Trump's new hotel in Washington, which is opening in September, a full two years early. (Trump Hotel Collection)

Opening two years early: Trump’s swank new hotel near the White House

- The Washington Times

Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in the nation’s capital is monumental, sumptuous and could prove an effective campaign tool for the Republican presidential front-runner in the future. It’s also opening two years ahead of schedule. With much ado, the mighty doors swing open in September, a mere six blocks from the White House. Mr. Trump has dropped $200 million on the redevelopment of this 1899 Romanesque structure — the fourteenth in his collection of international hotels. Does he have a date in mind, perhaps? At 13,200 square feet, the Presidential Ballroom will also be the largest in town, and a prime spot for an inauguration gala when the time comes on Jan. 20, 2017.

Republican presidential candidate former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush greets voters during a campaign stop Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Jeb Bush, Donald Trump trade jabs ahead of N.H. primary

- The Washington Times

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has spent months trying to convince voters — with mixed results — that he is ready to win the fight against businessman Donald Trump in the GOP presidential primary and take out former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a general election matchup.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks at a meet and greet at Building and Construction Trades Council in Los Angeles. Chiu,File)

Forced donor disclosure is bad for democracy

Many don’t seem to appreciate something that other countries envy: The American experience includes no coup d’etat. For more than 200 years, after every election, each of elected leaders has peacefully turned over the reins of power.

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Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

- Associated Press

A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

A student teacher in the second-grade classroom of teacher Susanne Diaz at Marcus Whitman Elementary School, goes over lessons with students, in Richland, Wash. (Ty Beaver/The Tri-City Herald via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT

Let no child be left unconfused

- The Washington Times

Mae West, the famous philosopher of the boudoir, would hardly believe her fortune today. "So many men," she once complained, "so little time." She was the kind of girl who set out to "climb the ladder of success, wrong by wrong."

The plane carrying the Denver Broncos arrives at Mineta San Jose International Airport for the NFL Super Bowl football game Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in San Jose, Calif.  The Broncos play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Super Bowl 50. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Beyonce's Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

- Associated Press

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and overt, that made for a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.

Pennsylvania Senate plans vote this week on AG Kane removal

- Associated Press

The top-ranking Republican in the state Senate said Monday the chamber will vote this week on whether to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a first-term Democrat who has spent the past two years working to expose an explicit and objectionable government email ring and the past six months fighting her own criminal charges related to a grand jury leak.

Gay rights advocates sue over arrest at silent protest

Associated Press

Three gay rights activists have filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky State Police, alleging their rights were violated last summer when they were arrested for silently protesting an event at the state fair.

Feds: Army deserter who supported IS faces gun charges

- Associated Press

An Army deserter from Washington state who called Osama bin Laden "a beautiful man," made statements supporting the Islamic State group and called for the death of American troops has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including machine guns, federal prosecutors said Monday.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara speaks at the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption'

- Associated Press

A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.

Canada soccer head Montagliani to run for CONCACAF president

Associated Press

Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani says he is running for president of soccer's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose past three presidents have been charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors.