(CNN) - If presidential debate organizers want former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to participate in their forums, they'll have to meet his stipulations.
"I would not participate if it was a hostile reporter asking 'gotcha' questions with a certain time limit," Republican Gingrich said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" Sunday.
(CNN) - At 537 pages, former President Jimmy Carter's latest book, "White House Diary," is full of behind-the-scenes accounts of his time in the Oval Office - but one incident goes without mention, and it involves a rabbit.
In April of 1979, Carter used a paddle on his boat in Plains, Georgia to splash a rabbit and prevent it from swimming too close to his boat. Thirty-one years later, CNN's Howard Kurtz asked him about the ordeal.
(CNN) - Here are some of the most quotable sound bites from the Sunday morning shows:
On airport pat-downs:
"The challenge is, how do we balance the security that everybody wants - everybody wants to make sure they get to their destination safely - with the privacy that everybody wants also. How do we find that precise blend for each person?" - TSA Chief John Pistole, CNN's "State of the Union"
(CNN) - Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is adamant about running for reelection in Louisiana, but is a little cagier about a run for the White House.
"I'm running for reelection in 2011," Jindal said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I am running to be governor of Louisiana. There will be other candidates running for president."
See, it’s another one of those Sundays where I like what wasn’t answered almost as much as I like what was answered.
So the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mullen, what I liked was the question about well, okay, if NATO and U.S. forces will get out of Afghanistan with their combat troops in 2014, how much of a footprint – which is military talk for how many troops will be left behind – said, haven’t figured it out yet. And I said, “Well how many combat troops are there now?” And he just would not go there. So it’s clear to me that this is a work in progress, this plan to get out of Afghanistan by 2014, at least with the combat troops. So I liked that.
(CNN) - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff described the behavior of North Korea as "belligerent" on Sunday, following a report that the country is stepping up its nuclear program.
"It confirms or validates the concern we've had for years about their enriching uranium which they've denied routinely," Adm. Mike Mullen said on CNN's "State of the Union." "All of this is consistent with belligerent behavior, the kind of instability creation in a part of the world that is very dangerous."
Washington (CNN) - The head of the U.S. Marine Corps will fully cooperate with a repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy barring openly gay and lesbian soldiers from the military, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen said Sunday.
In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Mullen said there was "no question" that Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos, an opponent of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy at this time, would implement all necessary changes to allow openly gay Marines to serve if Congress passes a repeal measure.