Allegra Kirkland

Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) easily won the Maine caucuses, according to projections from the Associated Press and MSNBC. With 80 percent of districts reporting, Sanders was leading with 64.2 percent of the vote compared to 35.6 percent for Hillary Clinton.

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Donald Trump expressed unusual flexibility on immigration during Thursday’s GOP debate in Detroit, saying he was “softening” his views on accepting highly-skilled foreign workers and open to negotiating the size of the wall he wants to construct on the U.S. border with Mexico.

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