A 13th Republican candidate has entered the presidential race. Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana, just announced his bid for presidency via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. “I’m running for President of the United States of America,” he tweeted.
Tales from the Trail
Does Hillary Clinton think she is smarter than her husband? Does Jeb Bush think his last name entitles him to the presidency? If they haven’t said so, then Twitter is willing to say it on their behalf, using the trending hash tag #RejectedPrezCampaignSlogans
Where do Republican presidential hopefuls stand on permanently removing the Confederate flag from its place over the South Carolina State House in Columbia? The question over the flag, which many see as a symbol of racial hatred, surfaced after a white man shot dead nine black churchgoers in Charleston last week.
For campaign watchers, this was Trump week. After the real estate mogul announced on Tuesday that he was running for the White House, Facebook found that he was the top Republican candidate mentioned on the site. The Facebook data, which is less about popularity than about references to the individual, found that Trump’s announcement saw 3.4 million people produce 6.4 million interactions focused on him.
WASHINGTON, Iowa – Jeb Bush says there is a role for transgender people in the U.S. military. He’s not sure what that should be, but he’s open to the idea.