After a rash of violence, support for the war in Afghanistan has sharply dropped among Americans to a record low. According to a new CBS News/New York Times poll, 69 percent now say the U.S. should not be involved in Afghanistan, up from 53 percent just four months ago.
After the group’s botched effort to end its funding for Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screening programs, some Susan G. Komen Foundation race events are falling short of their fundraising goals.
Mitt Romney is scrambling to raise campaign cash for his ongoing nomination battle after badly miscalculating how long the process would last. He’s held five California fundraising events and one in Texas when he should be campaigning in Wisconsin and other primary states.
A new survey of former attorneys who clerked for the current Supreme Court justices agree the court will most likely uphold the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandates as constitutional. Even clerks for the court’s four conservative justices place the probability of upholding the law well above the 50 percent threshold.
Amnesty International’s latest report shows that the number of judicial executions worldwide has increased, even as the number of countries performing them has gone down. In 2011, there were at least 676 executions globally, but this does not include China, which is estimated to have executed thousands of people last year.
New details from the night of Trayvon Martin’s death are emerging, and law enforcement officials have hinted that there is a recording of a 911 call placed by Trayvon moments before he was shot and killed. One radio station in Chicago is reporting that the FBI is attempting to enhance the audio, and that shooter George Zimmerman can be heard in the background.
Both sides of the Syrian conflict have agreed to a peace plan, proposed by UN Envoy Kofi Annan. Even as Syrian troops clashed with rebels on the Lebanese border this morning, Annan indicated a desire from both sides for peace talks and a ceasefire.
No more print reporters will be covering Newt Gingrich from the campaign trail. In a sign of the dying Gingrich campaign, the final two print reporters embedded with the campaign pulled out on Friday.
And finally: Gingrich has apparently gotten so desperate that he’s started charging supporters $50 a pop to take a picture with him. Starting last night, he’s told supporters to go online to find their picture, but before they can download it, they must input their credit card info.