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Debbie Wasserman Schultz

What really happened in the flag debate in Congress

WASHINGTON The head of the Democratic Party said they were among the darkest hours in the history of the House of Representatives. The White House said Republicans were strikingly eager to defend the Confederate flag. Republicans said they were merely proposing to enforce existing policies about the sale and display of the flag in national cemeteries set by the Obama administration itself in the wake of the massacre at a Charleston, S.C., church. The bottom line: The Republicans were correct that they were moving to maintain Obama policies. But that's only part of the story. Also true: House Democrats wanted to go farther than Obama and ban most Confederate flags from national...