In an exclusive interview with CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, former president Jimmy Carter shares that Paula Deen reached out to him for advice around her using the N-word.
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Coming up today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, a report on the letter sent to Charles Edwards, the Department of Homeland Security acting Inspector General, by Sens. Claire McCaskill and Ron Johnson. In it, Edwards is accused of various misconduct that the two allege has been brought to their attention by “numerous whistleblowers.” Tapper will interview Sen. Ron Johnson live during the 4 p.m. ET program.
From CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper:
Inspectors general are the internal watchdogs in government, the independent officers upon whom the public relies.
But what happens when the inspectors general themselves are accused of wrongdoing? Who watches the watchmen?
CNN has obtained a letter from the chair and ranking Republican on the Senate subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight to the acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, Charles Edwards, laying out a number of potentially damaging allegations against him, including his being susceptible to political pressure to the point that an investigation into Secret Service misconduct in Cartagena, Colombia, was scrubbed of damaging information.
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Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on New Day that the immigration bill passed in the Senate is “not going to move in the House” because a more balanced bill will require the two chambers to go into conference to appease both sides – achieving optimal border security and a clear path to citizenship.
“I do understand that that bill is not going to move in the House,” said Rep. Ros-Lehtinen. “We’re hoping that any bill will pass in the House so that we can go into conference with the Senate and out of that conference report, it will be a balanced bill.”
New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.
Actor Steve Carell, who voices Gru in “Despicable Me 2” out nationwide July 3, spoke with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira on New Day about voicing the animated character, feeling “lucky” to be busy and starring in other upcoming features “The Way, Way Back” and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”
“I’ve waited my entire life to be busy,” Carell said. “Whenever I hear actors complain about being busy, I think ‘shut up.’ Because you do, you wait to be successful or to be able to work. And yea, I’m extremely lucky.”
New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.
Tonight on AC360°, Texas Senator Wendy Davis spoke with Anderson Cooper about standing and speaking for nearly eleven hours to filibuster an abortion bill. Davis told Cooper that she “ underestimated how difficult it would be “ to stand for so long.
Tonight, "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed the four co-hosts of CNN's new version of "Crossfire," which relaunches this fall. On CNN together for the first time, all four hosts, Newt Gingrich, Van Jones, Stephanie Cutter and SE Cupp, weighed in on today's Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, striking down DOMA. Watch here.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary and former CIA Director Robert Gates spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about his view that the U.S. should be very cautious about offering military support for the Syrian rebels trying to topple the Assad regime inside Syria. Sec. Gates describes that Americans should be prepared for a lengthy association with Syria if the U.S. engages in military aid to rebels in Syria or associating with other nations undergoing revolution, telling Amanpour in his interview:
"In 250 years on the history of revolution, beginning with our own, ours is the only one that actually turned out reasonably well in the early decades. In every other case, the most radical, the most ruthless, the most violent and the best organized have been the winners in those revolutions, have come out on top."
Gates also spoke about his views on the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, who is now presumed to be in transit status at a Russian airport:
"Frankly, these are the tools that we use to protect the American people. You've always had this debate in this country over the proper balance between freedom and security. But 35 years ago, after the scandals of the CIA, we established these oversight mechanisms that under presidents is different, as Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama and George W. Bush have been continued.
And under Congress' control, both by the Republicans and the Democrats, to override all of those institutional safeguards. For an individual to take upon himself doing this is a formula for chaos and anarchy."
Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, California attorney general Kamala Harris spoke with CNN about the Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8. A highlight from the interview is after the jump and the full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS
Tonight on AC360°, Anderson will speak with Wendy Davis, the Texas senator who stood for nearly eleven hours to filibuster a bill that would place new restrictions on abortion clinics and ban the practice after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The exclusive interview will air tonight on Anderson Cooper 360° at 8pm ET on CNN.
Singer Melissa Etheridge shares her excitement to “get married in California” with CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield after the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the Proposition 8 case and to strike down a part of DOMA.