June 29, 2015


Poll: Democrats face big enthusiasm gap in 2016 (Linda Feldmann, JUNE 29, 2015, CS Monitor)

[T]he Democratic Party faces a big enthusiasm gap with the Republicans, according to a poll sponsored by Democracy Corps and Women's Voices Women Vote Action Fund. 

Among Republicans, 67 percent reported the highest level of interest in the 2016 elections - rating it a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 - compared with 52 percent of Democrats. Among the so-called rising American electorate (unmarried women, minorities, and Millennials), only 48 percent responded with a 10. 

Campaigning in South Carolina, Jeb Bush calls Confederate flag 'racist' (Ed O'Keefe June 29, 2015, Washington Post)

The Confederate flag is a "racist" symbol, Jeb Bush said Monday during his first visit to South Carolina since a deadly church shooting here.

Bush, a former two-term Florida governor, explained that in 2001, "I decided to do something politically incorrect" and ordered the removal of a flag that included the Confederate symbol from the Florida State Capitol grounds.

"The symbols were racist," he told workers at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant here. "If you're trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements."

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