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March 31st, 2014
05:00 PM ET

Jimmy Carter calls for the end of violence against women

In Jimmy Carter's new book, "A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power", the former U.S. president calls for the end violence against women and girls around the world.

Stay Tuned: President Carter Discusses 'A Call to Action'

CNN's Erin Burnett sat down with President Carter and discussed a wide range of issues and his book, including his letter to Pope Francis.

Carter, who's a Southern Baptist tells Burnett that he and the Pontiff were able to come agreement.

A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power


Filed under: Human Rights • International • News • Politics
March 28th, 2014
10:23 PM ET

Jimmy Carter: I don’t pay any attention to Oliver North; he was a criminal

Former President Jimmy Carter says he doesn't pay much attention to Oliver North.

Last month, North, the former Reagan official and staunch critic of the Obama administration said "if you could imagine someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter."

In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, North slammed President Obama for his handling of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, by comparing him to the former president.

"Proof that the old axiom 'into any vacuum a leader will eventually come,' Putin has been handed this by what is essentially Jimmy Carter on steroids," North said.

Carter responds to the criticism by recalling North's checkered past.

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Filed under: News • Politics
March 25th, 2014
09:40 PM ET

Jimmy Carter: U.S. has to be "bold and strong" with Putin

Russia is building up its troop presence on the border with Ukraine.

Russian forces in the area now total 30,000 troops - up from 20,000 from Monday. President Obama warned Russia's president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that he would face "additional costs" if Russia does move further into Ukraine.

Obama defends handling of Ukraine crisis

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke with Former President Jimmy Carter and asked him whether there was a way to stop Russia at this point, short of war.

"I think we have to be very bold and strong in preventing Putin from having a temptation to move militarily into Eastern Ukraine," Carter said.


Filed under: International • News • Politics • Ukraine
March 6th, 2014
08:39 PM ET

Rep. Cummings slams Issa for cutting mic at IRS hearing: "That is no way to run a Committee"

Calls for the removal of a powerful congressman from his leadership post.

Democrats are demanding that House Speaker John Boehner remove Republican Congressman Darrell Issa as the chairman of the House Oversight Committee.

In a letter to the Speaker, the Congressional Black Caucus said Issa "abused his authority" at an IRS hearing Wednesday when he clashed with the Democratic ranking member of the committee Elijah Cummings.

Issa refused to take Cummings' statement and muted his microphone when he protested an early end to the hearing during which Lerner again refused to testify.

Boehner: Issa within 'rights' to shut down lawmaker

House Speaker John Boehner said Rep. Darrell Issa was justified in ending a hearing on IRS targeting of conservative groups.

"From what I understand, I think Mr. Issa was in his rights to adjourn the hearing," Boehner told reporters on Thursday.

Cummings told CNN's Erin Burnett that he was 'shocked' by Boehner's response.

"You cannot have a situation where the minority is silenced so that and prevent it from speaking one syllable," Cummings said. " That's what Issa was trying to do, preventing the minority from speaking one syllable at a hearing."

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Filed under: News • Politics
March 5th, 2014
08:37 PM ET

Lawmakers clash during IRS hearing: Rep. Issa turns Rep. Cummings' microphone off

Tempers flare on Capitol Hill.

During a House Oversight  hearing about whether the IRS intentionally targeted conservative groups seeking tax exempt status, former IRS official Lois Lerner pleaded the fifth yet again.

Issa: GOP-led IRS targeting probe may be at 'dead end'

The hearing turn ugly when the chairman of the committee, Republican Darrell Issa, tried to shut it down altogether, saying "Seeking the truth is the obligation of this committee, and I can see no point in going further."

That set off ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings.

As he stood up to leave, Cummings spoke into his mic: "Mr. Chairman? Mr. Chairman, I have a statement."

Issa ignored him and started to leave while Cummings continued. "Mr. Chairman, you cannot run a committee like this," says Cummings. "You just cannot do this.We're better than that as a country, we're better than that as a committee. I have asked for a few minutes..."

Issa muted Cummings' mic as he spoke. Issa returned to his seat and turned the mic back on, telling the rest of the chamber they were free to leave. “We've all adjourned, but the gentleman may ask his question,” Issa said.

OutFront: Bill Kristol and CNN contributor Paul Begala.


Filed under: Internal Revenue Service • News • Politics
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