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Jim Webb's Rebellion

Webb's stance on the Confederate flag complicates his candidacy.

Shooting for the White House.

Photographer: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Jim Webb has been a decorated soldier, a secretary of the Navy, a U.S. senator, a bestselling author, a Hollywood screenwriter and, as of Thursday, the first person this year to have announced his presidential candidacy in a Facebook post.

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