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Jimmy Carter: Violence against women is ‘the worst human rights abuse on Earth’

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Former President Jimmy Carter said this week that violence against women was “the worst human rights abuse on Earth” — and it was happening right here inside the United States.

During a discussion at the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit in Austin on Tuesday, Carter explained that the greatest global issue of civil rights was about equal rights for women.

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“The worst human rights abuse on Earth right now is, by far, the abuse of women and girls,” the former president said. “And this takes place not only in every foreign country, but also in the United States quite severely.”

Carter argued that “slavery” in the United States now exceeded slavery in the 19th century because 100,000 girls “were sold into sexual slavery” last year.

He also pointed to a problem of rape on college campuses that was being covered up by administrators.

“College presidents and deans don’t want it to be known that rape takes place on college campuses so they discourage the girls from reporting the rapes, and we have the same problem in the military,” Carter noted.

On the subject of equality, he observed that women received 23 percent less pay than men for the same work.

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“So, in all those areas of life, sexual abuse and deprivation of rights in the job place, women and girls suffer severely in this country, and even worse around the world.”

Watch the video below from The LBJ Library, broadcast April 8, 2014.

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(h/t: MSNBC)


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WATCH: Lindsey Graham flees Iraq War vet who politely asks to talk about Trump’s conduct

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Friday was filmed running away from a war veteran who tried to talk with him about President Donald Trump's impeachable conduct.

In a video posted by progressive veterans organization Common Defense, a man who identifies himself as an Iraq War veteran from Louisiana calmly walks up to Graham and tells the senator that he believes that he's being treated unfairly by the media.

"I believe that you honestly believe in our democracy as I do," the man tells him.

"I do," Graham replies.

"I came here to D.C. because I'm a Marine, I went to Iraq, and I believe, as I believe that you do, that President Trump is not acting in accordance to his oath," the veteran continued. "The oath that you took and I did to defend the Constitution."

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Nicolle Wallace rains hell on GOP: ‘It’s going to take a dead Russian hooker’ before they wake up to Trump criminality

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MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace this week heaped scorn upon her former party for making their minds up about impeaching President Donald Trump seemingly before hearings even started.

"It's going to take a dead Russian hooker at the bottom of the Hudson before Republicans wake up," she said. "They don't care about anything -- and now they also don't care about foreign interference in domestic elections."

Wallace then said that Republicans should be very careful about embracing a precedent in which it is acceptable for presidents to use their office to pressure foreign countries to investigate their political opponents.

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Meghan McCain snaps at View co-hosts for getting ‘cheap applause’ after she’s schooled on impeachment hearings

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"The View" co-host Meghan McCain exploded after her fellow panelists criticized Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) for signaling he would not support impeachment for President Donald Trump, despite the testimony placing him at the center of an apparent extortion scheme against Ukraine.

The conservative McCain pointed out that independents had lost support for impeachment since hearings began, and she played a clip of Hurd explaining why he didn't believe the evidence supported impeachment -- and her co-hosts wondered if he had heard the testimony.

"I think the point of the show is we live in a world where every panel has a different view," McCain said. "I also lived in Virginia -- Trump MAGA hat people everywhere -- and there are people in this country, and congresspeople like Mike Turner who are not convinced what happened."

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