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Video: Zimmerman friend calls for patience in investigation

Video: Zimmerman friend calls for patience in investigation

Fox’s Martha MacCallum interviews a friend of the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case, George Zimmerman, on the reaction to the case, the assumptions of the media, and the political lessons being applied ahead of the facts. Joe Oliver tells MacCallum that race had nothing to do with this case, and the best action everyone can take now is to let the investigations take place and the facts be established: […]

New home market stalling?

New home market stalling?

After showing some fresh signs of life in recent months, new home construction took a bit of a tumble this past week. As Joe Weisenthal reports, construction starts had been climbing for some time, but at least one major builder – KB Homes – suddenly turned in a worse than expected earnings report. So what explains the stumble? On Friday, shares of one major homebuilder, KB Homes, fell 8.5% after […]

Video: Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplant

Video: Dick Cheney recovering after heart transplant

The news about Dick Cheney’s heart transplant came as a surprise to me last night, and I suspect to most people. His cardiac disease has been well known in a general sense, but not the decision to seek a transplant. Cheney waited twenty months for the transplant, and has a long road to recovery ahead at 71 years of age: The Washington Post provides more specifics: In July 2010, Cheney announced that a […]

Open thread: Louisiana votes: Update: Santorum closes the deal

Open thread: Louisiana votes: Update: Santorum closes the deal

So is Louisiana a comeback kid moment or another yawn festival briefly interrupting the march to Mr. Inevitable? If the former, Rick Santorum is looking pretty good. Rick Santorum is looking to Louisiana for a much-needed rebound as Republican voters go to the polls today in the state’s GOP primary. The former Pennsylvania senator is expected to do well in the contest, after a decisive loss to front-runner Mitt Romney […]

What if Trayvon Martin Had Been White, and the Shooter Zimmerman Black?

What if Trayvon Martin Had Been White, and the Shooter Zimmerman Black?

What would happen if a black man armed with a handgun confronted “suspicious persons” in his neighborhood? What would happen if the “suspicious persons” were unarmed white teens, one of them was shot dead, and the shooter claimed self-defense? This is not an exercise in mere speculation. We know what would happen in such a case. There would be no white mobs in the street chanting “No justice, no peace!” […]

California Poll: Romney leading by 19 points

California Poll: Romney leading by 19 points

Republican voters in California have swung behind Mitt Romney, with the national presidential front-runner crushing his rivals by double digits and substantially expanding his support in the state, a new poll has found. Romney won 42% of registered Republican voters, with his closest rival, Rick Santorum, trailing by 19 points, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were a distant third and fourth. Romney’s […]