Bernie Sanders action toy funded on Kickstarter

Orders for a 6” tall Bernie Sanders action figure – complete with signature slouch, open mouth and accusatory pointed finger – were flooding in from fans on Kickstarter, months ahead of the products delivery date in July. Brooklyn-based FCTRY created a prototype for the plastic version of the Vermont senator and started a campaign with a goal of raising $15,000 (£10,640) to fund production. Within 24 hours FCTRY had raised about $40,000 from fans snapping up various deals, including a sold-out $20 offer for a single Bernie Sanders action figure called The Early Bern Special #1. Feb 26, 2016

Nevada caucus: Donald Trump ‘winning the country’ after third straight win

Businessman Donald Trump inched closer to the US Republican presidential nomination after easily outdistancing his rivals in the Nevada caucus on 23 February, giving him his third win in four early nominating contests. Broadcast networks called the state for Trump almost immediately after voting ended, with the state Republican Party confirming the victory soon after. With returns still being tabulated, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was in second place, with Ted Cruz, a Senator from Texas, coming in third. Feb 24, 2016

EU referendum: Brexit MPs insist David Cameron should remain party leader

Members of Prime Minister David Camerons cabinet say the Conservative party will remain unified in support of the leader even as the members publicly campaign against his stance of remaining in the European Union. In separate interviews on 22 February, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said Cameron should retain his position, regardless of the outcome of a referendum on EU membership slated for 23 June Feb 22, 2016