Sen. John McCain, who lost in 2008 to the first African-American elected to the White House, talks to Candy about the hope for a post-racial era. McCain said President Barack Obama's speech about race relations was "very impressive" and agreed that "stand your ground" laws should be re-examined, including those in his own state of Arizona.
"The 'stand your ground' law may be something that may needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union."FULL STORY
Ana Marie Cox, Corey Dade and David Folkenflik talk to Candy about social media's role in the Zimmerman trial coverage.
On a special preview of CNN's "Crossfire," co-host Van Jones wonders aloud, "Do I now have to dress my kid in a tuxedo so he can go buy Skittles?"
Martin family attorney Daryl Parks says now is not the time to discuss bringing a civil lawsuit against George Zimmerman.
Governors Rick Perry of Texas and Pat Quinn of Illinois react to the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.
Defense Attorney Thomas Mesereau tells Candy the six-member panel that acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the slaying of Trayvon Martin made a mistake and cautions that "black lives are devalued in our system from time to time."
Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, tells Candy why the shooting of Trayvon Martin struck a chord with members of the black community.
State of the Union Highlights
It was a big morning of breaking news today on State of the Union. After deadly tornadoes swept through the Midwest overnight, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback gave Candy an update on the damage done in his state.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan the Taliban launched a coordinated series of attacks in Kabul and across the country. First on CNN, ISAF Spokesman Jimmie Cummings praised the response of Afghan National Security Forces to the attacks.
Also first on CNN, Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker spoke to Candy while his embassy in Kabul was on lockdown. He said that the attacks showed that the US still needed a military presence in Afghanistan.
After a week in which the “War on Women” was at the forefront of political discourse, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Carolyn Maloney discussed the politics of gender.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus downplayed the potential impact of the so-called Buffett Rule and questioned President Obama’s priorities in promoting it.
Legendary actor/comedian Bill Cosby talks to Candy about gun violence, and the Trayvon Martin case.
"I'm a person who believes that that gun, the gun, all around this United States, when a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing is - it will win arguments and straighten people out. And then in the wrong hands, in the wrong mind, it's death."
When asked if he saw it more as a gun issue than a race issue, Cosby said. "How are you going to solve a race issue when it becomes he-said-she-said or he said-he said? And the other question is what is solved by saying he is a racist, that's why he shot the boy? What solves that? ... It doesn't make any difference if he's a racist or not racist. If he is scared to death and not a racist, it's still a confrontational provoking of something."
When asked about the Trayvon Martin case Bill Cosby shared his feelings about gun violence.