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Biden Reveals He'll Deliver Carter Eulogy

'Excuse me, I shouldn't say that,' president adds

(Newser) - While speaking about Jimmy Carter—who remains in hospice care in Georgia—President Biden appeared to inadvertently reveal part of the upcoming funeral plans. “He asked me to do his eulogy,” Biden said at a Democratic fundraiser Monday in Rancho Sante Fe, California, reports Axios . But Biden then...

Jimmy Carter Had Been Taking Last Drives Around Plains, Ga.

Former president is now in hospice care at age 98

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter is now in what appears to be his final days or weeks after his decision to receive hospice care at home in Plains, Georgia. There's no word on whether the 98-year-old former president is suffering from a specific ailment, reports the New York Times . He has, however,...

Jimmy Carter to Receive Hospice Care at Home

Former president makes decision after series of hospital stays

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter will begin receiving hospital care at his Georgia home, the Carter Center announced Saturday. The statement said he made the decision after a series of brief stays in the hospital, ABC News reports, without specifying any ailments. Carter has chosen "to spend his remaining time...

Other Presidents Sound All-Clear on Classified Records

Obama, Clinton staffs say documents were turned over to National Archives

(Newser) - With out-of-place classified documents now unearthed in several states and offices, a couple of former presidents made clear Wednesday that there's nothing to find in their garages or studies. The staffs of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton told the Hill on Wednesday that all classified material in...

We're Closer Than Ever to Realizing Jimmy Carter's Dream

Only 13 cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2022

(Newser) - The planet got incrementally closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease last year. The Carter Center on Tuesday announced there were just 13 cases of the disease reported worldwide in 2022, down two from the year prior for a 13% drop (the initial count of 14 was later confirmed to be...

Longest-Living President Celebrates 98th Birthday

Jimmy Carter, who grandson says is still 'with it,' receives calls and callers at home

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 98th birthday Saturday modestly, as usual, at home in Plains, Georgia. "Friends are calling, and family are around," said Jill Stuckey, superintendent of the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, who visited the nation's longest-living president in the morning. "He is...

Carters Celebrate Their 75-Year 'Adventure'

More than 300 people gather at Plains High School to honor couple

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter on Saturday turned to his wife, Rosalynn, and thanked her for 75 years of marriage, telling her that she's always been right for him. "I want to express particular gratitude for being the right woman that I chose for my wife," Carter said...

Late Night Jokes Flow Over This Presidential Photo

They 'look like a ventriloquist act,' quips Seth Meyers

(Newser) - To mark President Biden's 100th day in office, he and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden paid a visit to a couple who know a lot about what they're going through: Former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Last Thursday's meeting at the Carters' home in Plains, Ga....

Photo of Bidens, Carters Looks a Little ... Off

Bidens look enormous and the Carters tiny, but a wide-angle lens probably explains it

(Newser) - The Bidens visited the Carters last week, and the Carters tweeted a photo of the get-together on Monday. People on the internet have been scratching their heads over it ever since, notes Yahoo News . The current occupants of the White House look downright enormous in comparison to Jimmy and Rosalynn...

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In Georgia, Bidens Stop By Carters'

Tour to build support for agenda includes drive-in rally

(Newser) - In Georgia to build support for the plans he announced the night before to Congress, President Biden stopped to visit a predecessor on Thursday. Biden and his wife, Jill, visited former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, at their home in Plains, the New York Times reports. Carter, 96,...

Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama Have a Message for You

All living presidents except Trump urge Americans to get vaccinated in new ads

(Newser) - Former President Trump is noticeably absent from a new ad campaign in which the four other living presidents urge Americans to get a coronavirus vaccine when able. Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and each of their wives are shown receiving a dose in a new 60-second...

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...

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