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President Jimmy Carter Joins HuffPost Live at 10:15am

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins HuffPost Live today at 10:15am from The Carter Center in Atlanta to make a major announcement in the field of public health and discuss the prospects for peace in South Sudan. The conversation will be hosted by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, one of the founding hosts of HuffPost Live. Shihab-Eldin is an Emmy-nominated journalist, a social-media addict, and in 2012 was featured on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of ‘young disruptors, innovators and media entrepreneurs impatient to change the world.’

President Carter is set to announce the record-low number of Guinea worm disease cases in 2013, a huge drop from 2012. With the significant progress and the ongoing efforts by The Carter Center, Guinea worm is set to be the second human disease in history to be eradicated.

Tune in here next hour to hear from President Carter. +1 Huff Post.

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Light Trash Talking Begins Ahead of Congressional Women’s Softball Game

It’s almost time for the Congressional Women’s Softball Game. It’s the annual event that pits female lawmakers against female journalists in a softball game that benefits the “Young Survival Coalition.” It’s always a fun affair, but it’s not something that participating journalists or politicians take lightly. It’s competitive. They practice for weeks leading up to the game and play hard when it comes around.

This time, they’ve even started talking smack in the lead-up to the big game, which takes place on Wednesday, June 26. It all started with NBC’s Kasie Hunt, who tweeted a shot of herself in the batting cages, telling Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) to “look out.”

Wasserman-Schultz responded. Read more

David Shuster: Too Sexy For HuffPost?

Current TV’s David Shuster, a regular blogger for HuffPost, had his latest submission for the news site rejected.

“We appreciate you taking the time to submit your most recent post,” a letter from the HuffPost blog team to Shuster reads. “Unfortunately, we are going to pass on it for publication at this time, and will look forward to your next submission.”

Gasp! What’s a lefty to do? Shuster’s column, which takes on Fox News and its “war on Christmas” stories, was published on Current.com instead.

An excerpt:

“[A]t Fox News, which prides itself on ‘we report, you decide,’ the mantra is actually ‘we don’t report, so we can lie.’ In story after story, the on-air staff and top producers seem to revel in being ‘uninformed’ so they can say, with a straight face, the GOP’s latest right wing talking points. …

“[T]hat approach is un-American. Our nation was founded by enlightened and intellectually vigorous thinkers who embraced freedom, liberty, and justice. Fox News continually stands for shallow, dishonest, carnival barking that perpetuates and leverages the most debased paranoia. In this season of faith and hope, pray that Fox News will someday choose to sanctify and honor our fellow citizens instead of misleading, dividing, and dumbing them down. Miracles do happen.”

We’re told this is the first time HuffPost has rejected a submission from Shuster. In an email to FishbowlDC, Shuster’s radio producer Daniel Marans labeled the column “too-hot-for-Huffpo.”

We reached out to HuffPost to find out if Shuster’s column, which wasn’t any sassier than his usual self, was indeed “too hot.”

Here’s what Shuster had to say about it… Read more