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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., raises his fist in the air during a campaign rally at Milton High School in Milton, Mass., Monday, Feb. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Math favors Sanders as fractured field presents path to victory

ANALYSIS: Sen. Bernard Sanders appears to have hit a ceiling of support, with polls and early results showing him struggling to top 30% of the vote in most states. Yet that may still be more than enough to win the Democratic nomination this year. Published February 20, 2020

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, speaks as former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg looks on during a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Buttigieg says Klobuchar complicit in migrant child separations

Pete Buttigieg accused Sen. Amy Klobuchar of being complicit in the Trump administration's child separation practice because she voted to confirm his border chief, who went on to promote the Zero Tolerance border policy, and voted for judges he claimed were anti-immigrant. Published February 19, 2020

In this Nov. 7, 2019, photo, the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U.S.-Mexico border, in Donna, Texas. The Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of the border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) **FILE**

DHS to waive labor laws to speed border wall building

The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it will waive labor and procurement rules to speed up construction of President Trump's border wall, as the department rushes to build as much as possible before Mr. Trump's self-imposed end-of-year deadline. Published February 18, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Bernie blasted for ignoring interests of union workers

Sen. Bernard Sanders brags about his ties to working people, so it was a particularly harsh shot Tuesday when a California union blasted his idea to have the state take over a large power utility and said they were more disappointed he never ran the proposal by the workers. Published February 18, 2020

In this July 8, 2019, photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detain a man during an operation in Escondido, Calif. A federal judge has prohibited U.S. immigration authorities from relying on databases deemed faulty to ask law enforcement agencies to hold people in custody, a setback for the Trump administration that threatens to hamper how it carries out arrests. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Sanctuary city slap down as feds pursue penalties for 'shielding of aliens'

The Justice Department unleashed a legal assault on sanctuary jurisdictions across the country this week, filing a new round of civil lawsuits asking judges to overturn the policies, and warning state and city officials they could soon face their own criminal charges for harboring illegal immigrants. Published February 15, 2020

Border Patrol agents including four mounted on horseback train to respond to hostile crowds throwing rocks at a border fence on the US-Mexico border on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in nearby town of Sunland Park, New Mexico. The exercise was part of an annual use-of-force training for agents in the El Paso sector, which covers southern New Mexico and west Texas. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

DHS to deploy elite Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities

Homeland Security is sending elite Border Patrol teams to assist ICE in tracking down and deporting people from sanctuary cities, The New York Times reported Friday, marking a major escalation in President Trump's battle with communities that shield illegal immigrants. Published February 14, 2020

In this June 14, 2018, file photo, the FBI seal is seen before a news conference at FBI headquarters in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Feds bust immigration scam that brought people to U.S. to beg for money

Three leaders of a Philippines-based church were charged this week with a massive immigration scam that authorities said saw them entice immigrants to come to the U.S., fool Homeland Security into admitting them, then sending them out on the streets to beg for money. Published February 13, 2020

Trump grabs another $3.8 billion from Pentagon for border wall

The Pentagon informed Congress Thursday it will siphon another $3.8 billion from its accounts to build President Trump's border wall, as he rushes to get as much construction done as possible before the end of the year. Published February 13, 2020