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Celebration Marks Carter's 99th
Generations Celebrate Carter

Generations Celebrate Carter

Attendees reassess presidency of the man from Plains

(Newser) - James Earl Carter Jr., known as "Jimmy" from the start—in 1924—was celebrated Saturday at his presidential library and museum ahead of his 99th birthday on Sunday. "I think of him as a man who did so much to help low-income people and minorities—and I was...

Plans Have Changed for Jimmy Carter's 99th Birthday

Some events feting ex-president have been switched to Saturday as DC shutdown looms

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's 99th birthday is on Sunday, seven months after the former president announced he was entering home hospice care. Some events for that official celebration, however, are now being moved to Saturday due to the government shutdown that's going to kick in on Oct. 1 if lawmakers...

In an Unannounced Outing, Carters Attend Plains Festival

Former first couple take a ride through a hometown event

(Newser) - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter are in rapidly declining health , their family has said. But that didn't keep the former president and first lady from attending a major local event on a pleasant day. The famous residents of Plains, Georgia, rolled slowly through the town's annual Peanut Festival in...

Jimmy Carter, at Nearly 99, Is 'Coming to the End'

But, grandson says, he and wife Rosalynn are still happy, in love

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's 99th birthday is coming up on October 1, and while his physical challenges are "really significant," the former president watches baseball and spends time with his family nearly every day, says his grandson Jason Carter. The younger Carter, chairman of the Carter Center's Board...

Jimmy Carter Is Giving Us One Last Gift
Jimmy Carter Is
Giving Us One Last Gift

Jimmy Carter Is Giving Us One Last Gift

Former president might change the way people view hospice care, writes doctor

(Newser) - Many people figured Jimmy Carter had only weeks, maybe even days, to live when he entered home hospice care back in February. Six months later, he remains in his Georgia home , still enjoying time with loved ones. With this, critical care physician Daniela J. Lamas writes in a New York ...

Carters' Grandson: It's the 'Final Chapter'

Rosalynn just turned 96 and husband Jimmy remains in hospice care

(Newser) - Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter's grandson tells People that the "final chapter" has arrived for his grandparents. The former president entered hospice care in February and the former first lady was diagnosed with dementia three months later. "It's clear we're in the final chapter," said...

Rosalynn Carter Is Suffering From Dementia

Former first lady has been a mental health advocate for much of her life

(Newser) - The wife of former President Jimmy Carter is suffering from dementia, the Carter Center shared in a Tuesday statement . "She continues to live happily at home with her husband, enjoying spring in Plains [Georgia] and visits with loved ones," reads the statement, which notes the 95-year-old has been...

Grandson on Carter in Hospice: He Knows He's 'Not in Charge'

Ex-president, 98, is in good spirits, relying on his faith, wife Rosalynn, per Jason Carter

(Newser) - Three months after entering end-of-life care at home , former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits as he visits with family, follows public discussion of his legacy, and receives updates on the Carter Center's humanitarian work around the world, his grandson says. He's even enjoying regular servings of...

For Carter's Childhood Friend, a Little-Known Murder Charge

'Washington Post' explores how future president helped Alonzo 'AD' Davis out of legal trouble

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter has fondly written about and spoken of his Black childhood friend, Alonzo "AD" Davis. The bond forged between them in Plains, Georgia, decades ago led the future president to "question the Jim Crow norms" of the day, writes Danielle Paquette in the Washington Post . Davis died...

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...

In Georgia, Bidens Stop By Carters'
In Georgia, Bidens
Stop By Carters'

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...

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