Today’s hot political stories 

Posted: 2:28 pm Thursday, May 19th, 2016

By Staff Writer

Here’s a look at some of the hot political stories today:

Confederate flag to no longer fly at VA cemeteries

flagcemeterygettyimages-478654132The House voted on Thursday to ban the display of the Confederate flag on flagpoles at federal veterans’ cemeteries.

The 265-159 vote would block descendants and others seeking to commemorate veterans of the Confederate States of America from flying the Confederate Battle Flag over mass graves on the two days a year that flag displays are permitted. Get more details on the vote here

Trump over Clinton in new poll

A new national poll released by Fox News Wednesday shows Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 42 percent in a general election. However, Trump’s lead is within the poll’s margin of error. Trump’s strength comes in male voters where he beats Clinton 55-33 percent, and independents where he leads by 16 percent. Clinton leads Trump 90 percent to 7 percent among blacks.