Jimmy Carter

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Former Presidents Start to RSVP for Inauguration

George W. Bush will be there, Jimmy Carter won't

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration this month—but the sole living former Republican president will. A rep for George W. Bush said that both Bush and wife Laura will attend on the 20th, framing it like so,...

Radio Station Sorry for Killing Off Queen, 99 Others

Obituaries mistakenly published during RFI website work

(Newser) - Dozens of political leaders, cultural figures, and celebrities did not die en masse on Monday, though anyone perusing the website of Radio France Internationale might have thought otherwise. Obituaries for roughly 100 people were mistakenly published—and some automatically picked up by partner sites such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN—...

Willie Nelson Inhaled at the White House —and He Wasn't Alone

The country legend apparently lit one up with James Earl 'Chip' Carter III

(Newser) - Wonder what Willie Nelson would do on the White House roof? Nah, you probably know already. "When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography, he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House one night when he was spending the night with me," Jimmy Carter says in a new...

Some 'Heavy Hitters' to Appear at Night 2 of DNC

Virtual convention will also hear from Jimmy Carter, Colin Powell

(Newser) - Joe Biden is drawing on party elders at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, making the case that he and his party are uniquely positioned with experience and expertise to repair chaos that President Trump has created at home and abroad. He's also showing off younger Democrats the party hopes...

Jimmy Carter to Undergo Brain Procedure

Former president, 95, is in Atlanta hospital

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter is back in the hospital and will have a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain Tuesday morning, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . The problem is related to bleeding caused by his recent falls, including two in October. The procedure will take place at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta,...

Jimmy Carter Returns to Sunday School

Recuperating former president changes mind, speaks at Plains church

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter was back at church teaching Sunday school less than two weeks after breaking his pelvis in a fall. The 95-year-old Democrat used a walker to slowly enter the crowded sanctuary at Maranatha Baptist Church in the southwest Georgia town of Plains on Sunday. He sat on...

Jimmy Carter in Hospital After New Fall

Former president, 95, cracked his pelvis

(Newser) - Former US president Jimmy Carter has a fractured pelvis but remains in good spirits following his second fall in just over two weeks. The 39th president has been hospitalized after a fall at his home in Plains, Ga., reports the AP . Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne Congileo described the fracture as...

Jimmy Carter Gets 14 Stitches After Fall

95-year-old still made it to a Habitat for Humanity event

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter had a black eye and 14 stitches after falling Sunday at his Georgia home, but made it to an evening concert in Tennessee to rally volunteers ahead of his 36th home building project for Habitat for Humanity. The 39th president fell earlier in the day at...

Jimmy Carter: I Couldn't Have Been President at 80

'I hope there's an age limit'

(Newser) - Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he doesn't believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old. Carter, who earlier this year became the longest-lived chief executive in American history , didn't tie his comments to...

Trump Makes 'Very Interesting' Offer to Kim Jong Un

President suggests DMZ meet and greet, also weighs in on Jimmy Carter, Harris-Biden tiff

(Newser) - President Trump is set to fly back to the US Sunday after attending the G20 summit in Japan, but he's got one more thing on his list he'd like to do before he leaves: have a meet and greet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in the...

Jimmy Carter's Comments Will Not Please Trump

'He was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf'

(Newser) - President Trump bristles at the suggestion that the Russians played any role in helping him win in 2016, which is why new comments by one of his predecessors will surely not sit well. “There’s no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the elections and I think the...

Former President Goes Back to Sunday School After Surgery

Jimmy Carter broke his hip in May

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter is back to teaching Sunday school in Georgia after taking time off to undergo surgery for a broken hip. Carter told attendees at the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains that he and his wife, Rosalynn, have nursing care at home and are doing fine, the AP...

Look Who's Back for 2020

Democratic candidates are turning to him for advice

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again, the AP reports. A...

Jimmy Carter Breaks Hip in Fall

Former president has surgery, is now recovering in Georgia hospital

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter is recovering from surgery after falling at home Monday and breaking his hip. The surgery was successful, the Carter Center tweeted. The former president, who's 94, is "recovering comfortably" at a hospital in Americus, Georgia; his wife, Rosalynn, is with him. He was preparing to go...

Jimmy Carter to Set a Record for Presidents

As the oldest living former president

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has already lived longer after leaving office than any other president—more than 38 years. And on Friday, he'll be 94 years and 172 days old, the Journal Constitution reports, passing the record set by George HW Bush as the oldest living former president. Carter has kept...

Jimmy Carter's Defense Secretary Had One Big Regret

Harold Brown never forgot what happened in Iran

(Newser) - Harold Brown, who as defense secretary in the Carter administration championed cutting-edge fighting technology during a tenure that included the failed rescue of hostages in Iran, has died at age 91. Brown died Friday, said the Rand Corp., the California-based think tank which Brown served as a trustee for more...

Jimmy Carter to Ga. Official: Step Down Before Election

Carter sends letter to secretary of state Brian Kemp in contentious gubernatorial race

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the contentious Georgia governor's race with a personal appeal to Republican candidate Brian Kemp: Resign as secretary of state to avoid damaging public confidence in the outcome of his hotly contested matchup with Democrat Stacey Abrams. The 94-year-old Carter's request, made...

Jimmy Carter Blasts Trump for Tapping John Bolton

The former president called Trump's choice for national security adviser 'a disaster'

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter sat down with USA Today to discuss his new book and the former president used the opportunity to address what he says may be one of the "worst mistakes" made by President Trump: John Bolton. Carter says he believes Trump's decision to name Bolton as national...

Jimmy Carter 'Deathly Afraid' During Wife's Surgery

But Rosalynn Carter, 91, is expected to fully recover

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he was "deathly afraid" as his 90-year-old wife underwent surgery over the weekend. Rosalynn Carter was recovering at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after surgeons removed scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine early Sunday, per the AP . Meanwhile, her husband...

Awful Parasitic Disease Is Nearly Eradicated

Only 30 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported last year

(Newser) - A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. The US-based Carter Center, which leads the eradication campaign, says just 30 cases were reported last year in isolated areas of...

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