Jimmy Carter

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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&#39;
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...

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...

Carter Makes Surprise Return for 2020 Election
Look Who's Back for 2020

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 While Preparing to Go Turkey Hunting
Jimmy Carter
Breaks Hip in Fall

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...

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