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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 »

Carter: Wilson's Heckling of Obama 'Based on Racism'

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter says Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech last week was an act "based on racism." Carter says Wilson's comment was part of an "inherent feeling" of some that a black man should not be president. In responding to a question at... More »

Jimmy Carter, Rogue Ex-President

Carter's ideas and initiatives, slammed by old guard, resonate with youth

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter does things his own way, pursuing peace initiatives in the Middle East and South America whether Washington likes it or not, and generally redefining what it means to be an ex-president. So it’s no wonder “his mind-set and his policies seem to jibe so well with... More »

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