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Jimmy Carter

The Biggest Loser: Trump Has Gotten Even Less Popular While In Office

President Trump, who won the presidency with a minority of the votes cast, has retained a strong hold on his core supporters. After a brief increase in popularity early in his transition, almost all public polls show a steep decline in Trump’s support, and he has quickly fallen into territory plumbed by Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Jimmy Carter.

February 13, 2017
Muslim Ban, Foreigners

The U.S. Has Banned Foreigners Before, But This Time It’s Different

While six of the past seven presidents, Republicans and Democrats, have relied on the same federal law to keep certain groups of foreigners out of the United States, Trump’s ban clearly discriminates against people based on their religion and is much broader, banning all people from multiple countries, including those whose status had already been determined.

February 7, 2017
Breaking with longstanding US policy, Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan

Trump Speaks To Taiwan’s Leader In Move That Could Anger China

Trump’s call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Carter adopted a one-China policy in 1979.

December 2, 2016
Sean Hannity and the right-wing media's grip on the GOP

Right-Wing Media’s Vise Grip On The GOP Only Getting Tighter

The GOP is trying to figure out what to do when its public face resembles a rodeo clown like Sean Hannity, and when so many Republican voters live inside the right-wing, fact-free, Rush Limbaugh bubble that Trump so firmly embraced.

November 1, 2016
Carter and Regan Debate

The Unmaking Of The Presidential Debate

How did an institution meant to elevate presidential campaigns end up making them even stupider than before?

October 14, 2016

Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Is Cancer Free

He said he would continue to receive regular doses of pembrolizumab, a new treatment that is part of a promising class of drugs that harness the body’s immune system to fight cancer.

December 7, 2015

Endorse This: Jimmy Carter’s Still Got It

Former president Jimmy Carter got a very warm welcome on his night out with his lifelong First Lady, when he and Rosalynn took in a baseball game Thursday.

September 18, 2015

Jimmy Carter’s Image Of Faith Truest To What Faith Should Be

For all its loudness, all its exclusion, violence, and ubiquity, the faith that is modeled in the public square is often not particularly affecting. It is hard to imagine someone looking on it from outside and musing to herself, “I’d like to have some of that.” What Jimmy Carter showed the world, though, was different.

August 26, 2015

Endorse This: Jimmy Carter Delivers The Best Sunday Show

Watch as the former leader of the free world talks about humility, friendship, and love — and asks the congregation is they know what the word “eros” means.

August 24, 2015

Carter ‘Prepared For Anything That Comes’ As He Begins Radiation For Cancer On His Brain

“I’ve had a wonderful life. I’ve had thousands of friends. I’ve had an exciting, adventurous, gratifying existence,” the former president said.

August 20, 2015

Former President Carter To Receive Treatment For Brain Cancer

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Thursday he will start radiation treatment for cancer on his brain later in the day.

August 20, 2015

Jimmy Carter: Netanyahu Decided To Deprive Palestinians Of Equal Rights

Former president Jimmy Carter is offering a bleak appraisal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

August 13, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body.”

August 12, 2015

In ‘A Full Life,’ Jimmy Carter At 90 Remains A Wise Truth Teller

Jimmy Carter lets us down. Not with his new book — a warm and detailed memoir — but with his response to the question “Does the arc of history bend toward justice?”

July 24, 2015

Endorse This: Jimmy Carter Gives Jesus’ Stamp On Marriage Equality

The nation is getting a new round of assurance that everything will be all right — from Jimmy Carter, the most religious man to be President of the United States in the last 50 years.

July 7, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking Of American Foreign Relations In The 1970s’

The 1970s: when the tectonics of global power shifted and Pax Americana entered a new phase.

February 7, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Of Paris, Peace, And Presidents

Jimmy Carter had an interesting story about the work that it takes to bring about peace.

January 13, 2015

Jimmy Carter Campaigns For His Grandson

The Democrat’s underdog campaign is finally unleashing it’s most famous asset.

October 13, 2014

Gubernatorial Campaign Strategy Could Pose Risk For Carter

By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ATLANTA — The actor William H. Macy has a problem. He’s trying to come up with a song to play at an upcoming fundraiser for Democrat Jason Carter’s campaign, and now he’s learned that former President Jimmy Carter may also attend. Suddenly, that ukulele tune has become more important. […]

April 28, 2014

WATCH: Rand Paul Says Jimmy Carter Was Better For Economy Than Ronald Reagan

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), a likely 2016 presidential candidate, has some explaining — and penance — to do. On Wednesday, Mother Jones dug up some old videos of the self-proclaimed libertarian slamming Republican hero Ronald Reagan’s economic policies for increasing government spending and debt. In 2007, while stumping on behalf of his father’s presidential campaign, […]

April 23, 2014

Civil Rights Act’s Gains Are Being Undermined, Bill Clinton Says

By Chuck Lindell, Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — Even as he praised the Civil Rights Act as a bold step in the quest to build a more perfect union, former President Bill Clinton cautioned Wednesday that the historic law’s gains are being threatened by a rising tide in the politics of exclusion. Closing the second day […]

April 10, 2014

Jimmy Carter: ‘We Must Accommodate Changing Times But Cling To Principles That Never Change’

Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—Former President Jimmy Carter said that although much progress has been made on human rights in the United States and around the world, much still needs to be done. Speaking to LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove at the Civil Rights Summit, the 39th president said women’s issues — including wage disparity, […]

April 9, 2014

Former VP Walter Mondale Recovering From Heart Surgery

By Rachel E. Stassen-Berger, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS—Former Vice President Walter Mondale had heart surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Wednesday. The surgery, which a statement said was “successful,” came just a few days after his wife, Joan Mondale, passed away. Joan Mondale, 83, died on Feb. 3 and was memorialized on Feb. 8. “Walter […]

February 13, 2014

WATCH: ‘Ayn Rand’ Explains How She Will Take Over The Republican Party

What if in 1980 Ayn Rand — the bestselling author and founder of the Objectivist philosophy that professes the virtues of selfishness — became an advice columnist? Former Daily Show contributor John Hodgman explored this theme in the pages of The New Yorker, and in the video above, he performs the columns hilariously — complete […]

January 14, 2014

Jimmy Carter Calls For Syria Elections, Peacekeepers

Washington (AFP) – Former president Jimmy Carter on Monday proposed three principles as a basis for Syria peace talks in Geneva: free elections, respect for their results and the deployment of peacekeepers. Syria peace talks are set to begin in Switzerland on January 22, though the full list of participants is still unclear. The talks […]

December 23, 2013