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.
Tales from the Trail
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.
Don’t call Chris Christie rich. The Clintons say they still have bills to pay. And Mike Huckabee? Despite his wealth, he was born “blue collar, not blue blood.”
U.S. senators came out overwhelmingly against torture on Tuesday, in a vote that, if largely symbolic for now, marked a strong departure from the era of “enhanced interrogation techniques” under former Republican President George W. Bush.