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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...

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...

Jimmy Carter: I'd Go to North Korea for Trump

The former president also thinks the media is too hard on the current one

(Newser) - Former President Jimmy Carter is interested in playing a role in the current president's administration, and he's apparently not above a little flattery to help himself get it. In an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Carter says that he would like to go to North...

On One Stage: Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter

All living former presidents get together for hurricane relief effort

(Newser) - The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter and...

Jimmy Carter: I'll Talk to Kim Jong Un

Former president offers to make trip to North Korea to press for peace, professor says

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter wants "to prevent a second Korean War," and so has offered to meet with Kim Jong Un, per a University of Georgia professor who met with the ex-US president. Park Han-shik spoke of Carter's plans to South Korea's Korea JoongAng Daily amid rising tensions...

Every Living Ex-President Will Be at Hurricane Relief Concert

Alabama will headline Texas charity event

(Newser) - There are now five living former US presidents for the first time since Ronald Reagan's death in 2004, and they will all gather to help their fellow Americans later this month. Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama will attend a hurricane relief...

Jimmy Carter Collapses While Building Home

Habitat for Humanity says former president suffering dehydration

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Canada after he collapsed while building a Habitat for Humanity home Thursday in Winnipeg, CBC reports. The 92-year-old former president was using a handsaw to cut wood for a staircase at the time. The reason given for Carter's collapse was dehydration. According to the...

Jimmy Carter: 'Y'all See Why I Voted' for Bernie?

Former president indicates he voted for Sanders in primary

(Newser) - Count Jimmy Carter among the Democrats with a political crush on Bernie Sanders. So much so that the former president suggests he voted for Sanders over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary, reports the AP . Carter and Sanders appeared together Monday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, where Sanders...

From 3.5M Cases to Just 25: a Disease Nearly Vanquished

Jimmy Carter's efforts to fight Guinea worm disease have left just 3 countries affected

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter, who's been working for decades to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says only 25 human cases of the illness were reported worldwide in 2016. When the Carter Center joined the battle to eliminate Guinea worm disease in the mid-1980s, there were about 3.5 million cases in 21...

Clintons Have RSVP'd to Trump's Inauguration

George W. Bush will also be there

(Newser) - For a while there, it looked like Jimmy Carter was going to be the only ex-president at Donald Trump's inauguration . But CBS News reports a spokesperson for George W. and Laura Bush said Tuesday the couple will be attending. "They are pleased to be able to witness the...

Trump 1-for-4 on Ex-Presidents RSVPing for Inauguration

Jimmy Carter will be there

(Newser) - Donald Trump may or may not have the Rockettes at his inauguration, but he'll at least have Jimmy Carter. Politico reports Carter is the only former president so far to RSVP to the inauguration. A source close to the Clintons says they aren't sure whether or not they'...

Carter: Time for US to Recognize Palestine Is Now

America should grant diplomatic recognition to Palestine before Obama leaves WH: Jimmy Carter

(Newser) - Time is running out before the Oval Office changes hands, and in Jimmy Carter's mind, that leaves a limited window for one major thing on America's to-do list: helping Palestine receive UN membership by granting diplomatic recognition before President Obama leaves the White House. In his opinion piece...

Jimmy Carter: I No Longer Need Cancer Treatment

91-year-old's cancer battle appears to be over

(Newser) - Jimmy Carter's battle with cancer appears to have ended in a knockout victory for Jimmy Carter. The 91-year-old former president, who was diagnosed with melanoma on the brain last summer and declared cancer-free in December, told the Sunday school class he teaches in Georgia that he no longer needs...

Jimmy Carter's Grandson Takes Nap, Never Wakes Up

Jeremy Carter, 28, dies in Peachtree City

(Newser) - First cancer , and now this. Jimmy Carter told the congregation at his church on Sunday that he was 25 minutes late because his grandson, 28-year-old Jeremy Carter, had died just hours before, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Carter said his grandson was feeling sick Saturday and took a nap at...

Jimmy Carter: &#39;Cancer-Free&#39;
 Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer-Free' 

Jimmy Carter: 'Cancer-Free'

Latest scan reveals no sign of cancer in former president

(Newser) - Four months after announcing that he had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 90, former President Jimmy Carter says that cancer is no more, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution , in an announcement that he made while teaching Sunday school in his hometown. " He said he got a...

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