By: Jeff Passan
When he was 12 years old, Prince Fielder was playing in a youth-league game and fouled a ball off his shin. He limped off the field and didn’t return. His father, onetime home run champion Cecil Fielder, asked what happened. Prince said he was a little hurt. Cecil said, “Huh.” He walked away. His face seared itself into Prince’s psyche. Continue reading
By Aaron Blake
The Republican National Committee commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March of Washington and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech with a luncheon Monday.
The most rousing speech of the luncheon came from Bob Woodson, the head of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprises. Woodson criticized black leaders over Trayvon Martin, the black Florida teen who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted in Martin’s death. Woodson, who is black, said groups including gays and immigrants have been prioritized over poor black people in American society. Continue reading
By Sean Sullivan,
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) will launch her reelection campaign Monday afternoon with the help of some of the biggest names in the party, including Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Rick Perry of Texas.
A quick glance at what’s at stake in Haley’s race explains why some of the the heaviest hitters in the party are joining her kickoff event, and why Democrats, too, have such a keen interest in the contest. There are three main reasons why the South Carolina campaign is the hottest ticket across the gubernatorial landscape right now: Continue reading