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Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, who is running for president, speaks at the Urbandale Democrats' Flag Day celebration on June 14 in Urbandale, Iowa.
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July 9, 2015 Ex-Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., has defended the Confederate battle flag for years, making a nuanced argument for what it represents. But that's been complicated after the shooting at a Charleston church.
Former Sen. Jim Webb speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association annual conference last month in Baltimore.
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July 2, 2015 The former senator, the fifth Democrat to enter the presidential race, has a colorful background as a veteran, author, reporter and defender of the Confederacy.
Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., speaks at the National Sheriffs' Association presidential forum in Baltimore on Tuesday. Webb announced Thursday that he is running for president.
July 2, 2015 Webb, 69, represented Virginia for a single term beginning in 2007. He says the country "needs a fresh approach to solving problems."
"Who, me? Run?" Would-be presidential candidates are ditching "testing the waters" and "exploratory committees" to hold onto unlimited and undisclosed cash for longer.
March 30, 2015 More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.
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July 9, 2008 Ken Rudin: political editor, Political Junkie, and kingmaker.
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