Jimmy Carter

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Jimmy Carter: 'Y'all See Why I Voted' for Bernie?

Former president indicates he voted for Sanders in primary

(Newser) - Count Jimmy Carter among the Democrats with a political crush on Bernie Sanders. So much so that the former president suggests he voted for Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary, reports the AP . Carter and Sanders appeared together Monday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where Sanders... More »

From 3.5M Cases to Just 25: a Disease Nearly Vanquished

Jimmy Carter's efforts to fight Guinea worm disease have left just 3 countries affected

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter, who's been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016. When the Carter Center joined the battle to eliminate Guinea worm disease in the mid-1980s, there were about 3.5 million cases in 21... More »

Clintons Have RSVP'd to Trump's Inauguration

George W. Bush will also be there

(Newser) - For a while there, it looked like Jimmy Carter was going to be the only ex-president at Donald Trump's inauguration . But CBS News reports a spokesperson for George W. and Laura Bush said Tuesday the couple will be attending. "They are pleased to be able to witness the... More »

Trump 1-for-4 on Ex-Presidents RSVPing for Inauguration

Jimmy Carter will be there

(Newser) - Donald Trump may or may not have the Rockettes at his inauguration, but he'll at least have Jimmy Carter. Politico reports Carter is the only former president so far to RSVP to the inauguration. A source close to the Clintons says they aren't sure whether or not they'... More »

Carter: Time for US to Recognize Palestine Is Now

America should grant diplomatic recognition to Palestine before Obama leaves WH: Jimmy Carter

(Newser) - Time is running out before the Oval Office changes hands, and in Jimmy Carter's mind, that leaves a limited window for one major thing on America's to-do list: helping Palestine receive UN membership by granting diplomatic recognition before President Obama leaves the White House. In his opinion piece... More »

Jimmy Carter: I No Longer Need Cancer Treatment

91-year-old's cancer battle appears to be over

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's battle with cancer appears to have ended in a knockout victory for Jimmy Carter. The 91-year-old former president, who was diagnosed with melanoma on the brain last summer and declared cancer-free in December, told the Sunday school class he teaches in Georgia that he no longer needs... More »

Jimmy Carter's Grandson Takes Nap, Never Wakes Up

Jeremy Carter, 28, dies in Peachtree City

(Newser) - First cancer , and now this. Jimmy Carter told the congregation at his church on Sunday that he was 25 minutes late because his grandson, 28-year-old Jeremy Carter, had died just hours before, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Carter said his grandson was feeling sick Saturday and took a nap at... More »

Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer-Free'

Latest scan reveals no sign of cancer in former president

(Newser) - Four months after announcing that he had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 90, former President Jimmy Carter says that cancer is no more, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution , in an announcement that he made while teaching Sunday school in his hometown. " He said he got a... More »

This Might Be the Best Kiss Cam Moment Ever

Jimmy Carter kisses wife Rosalynn at Braves game

(Newser) - It's not every day you catch a former president on the Kiss Cam, but that's what happened last night at the Atlanta Braves game, USA Today reports. Jimmy Carter was attending with wife Rosalynn, and when the camera turned their way and popped their faces up on the... More »

Jimmy Carter Has Melanoma on the Brain

He starts radiation treatment today

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter addressed his recent cancer diagnosis very specifically today, outlining the history of his recent medical condition. A very bad cold in May led him to get an exam; an MRI showed a cancer growth on his liver, and about a tenth of his liver was removed in early... More »

Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer

Former US president had surgery earlier this month

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued today. "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body," Carter says in the statement released by the Carter Center. "I will be... More »

Jimmy Carter Cuts Trip, 'Not Feeling Well'

90-year-old former president was on 39th election observation in Guyana

(Newser) - Carter Center officials say former President Jimmy Carter has cut short an election observation visit in Guyana due to health reasons. Today's statement from the Center says the 90-year-old ex-president is returning to Atlanta. It did not disclose specifics, only saying Carter was "not feeling well." The... More »

Obama Offers Rare Personal Toast on Africa

Speaks of family history at US-Africa Summit dinner

(Newser) - President Obama isn't known for getting particularly personal at the podium, Politico notes, but in a speech at the US-Africa Summit , he offered up his own story. "I stand before you as the president of the United States and a proud American. I also stand before you as... More »

Trump 'Kills' Jimmy Carter

He speaks of 'late, great' ex-prez at CPAC

(Newser) - Donald Trump boasted about not using a teleprompter during his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday, but it looks like he could have used a fact-checker. "I think by next month, we will have surpassed the late, great Jimmy Carter," he told the gathering of conservative... More »

Jimmy Carter's Grandson Will Run for Ga. Governor

Jason Carter tries to be first Democrat to win in 12 years

(Newser) - Jason Carter will attempt to follow in his grandfather Jimmy's footsteps from Georgia's state senate to the governor's mansion in next year's election, he revealed in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. "We can't wait as a state," Carter says in announcing... More »

Jimmy Carter Plans N. Korea Rescue Mission 'Very Soon'

Ex-prez will try to free Kenneth Bae

(Newser) - Possibly for the first and only time, Jimmy Carter and Dennis Rodman share a common goal: securing the release of Kenneth Bae , the Korean-American tour guide serving a 15-year sentence for allegedly trying to bring down North Korea's government. The ex-president—who succeeded in a similar mission in 2010... More »

Ex-Presidents Cost US $3.7M Last Year

Nancy Reagan waived her $20K pension

(Newser) - Don't expect this budget item to be chopped any time soon: The government spent $3.7 million on the four living ex-presidents last year, excluding Secret Service costs, according to a Congressional Research Service report. The cash covered pensions, benefits for office staff, and expenses like travel and postage,... More »

Obama Offered Big Thanks for 47% Tape: Carter

Video 'a major factor' in Obama victory, says ex-president

(Newser) - When President Obama met Jimmy Carter's grandson last week—the guy reportedly behind the infamous Mitt Romney "47%" tape —the president "ran across the room, embraced him and thanked him profusely for his time," the elder Carter told CNN's Piers Morgan, per Politico . "... More »

World Habitat Day a Reminder of the Need for Shelter

Jimmy Carter urges everyone to take action

(Newser) - It's World Habitat Day, and in the Huffington Post Jimmy Carter urges you to take the time to "recognize the basic need for shelter" around the globe. In Haiti, for example, hundreds of thousands still live in tents and other makeshift shelters—almost three years after its 7.... More »

Ryan: Romney 'Obviously Inarticulate' in 47% Video

Republicans panicking as critics line up

(Newser) - Paul Ryan tried to massage his running mate's 47% faux pas yesterday in an interview with KRNV-TV in Nevada. "He was obviously inarticulate in making this point," Ryan said. "The point we're trying to make here is, under the Obama economy government dependency is up.... More »

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