Jimmy Carter

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There were questions personal and political, silly and serious, but former President Jimmy Carter answered them all with a smile during the 38th Carter Town Hall at Emory University Wednesday.

A packed gymnasium delivered a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the nearly 95-year-old humanitarian and university professor, who quipped that it only took him writing 33 books to finally get tenure.

In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Gov. Brian Kemp has announced he is accepting applications from those looking to fill Isakson's seat when he steps down at the end of 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp takes an interesting approach to replacing Sen. Johnny Isakson by inviting all who are interested to apply for the job. Meanwhile, are we getting closer to learning which Democrats will compete for the seat?


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Weeks shy of his 95th birthday, former President Jimmy Carter said he doesn't believe he could have managed the most powerful office in the world at 80 years old.

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Jimmy Carter is known for many things: Building affordable houses, helping to cure diseases, brokering peace… the list goes on.

What you may not know him for is music.

But the 94-year-old campaigned with the Allman Brothers, brought jazz to the White House and sang hymns with Willie Nelson.


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President Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed Jimmy Carter's swipe at the legitimacy of his election and said the charge was nothing more than a "Democrat talking point," while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old former commander in chief.

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Jimmy Carter is taking a swipe at the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency, saying Russian interference in the 2016 election was responsible for putting Trump in the White House.

The 94-year-old former U.S. president said Friday that he believes Russia’s meddling “if fully investigated would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016.” Carter said he believes Trump “lost the election” and became president “because the Russians interfered on his behalf.”

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At age 94, former President Jimmy Carter has finally been granted tenure at Emory University in Atlanta.

Carter earned the distinction after serving as University Distinguished Professor for the past 37 years, the university announced Monday.

He'll be the first tenured faculty member at Emory to hold a Nobel Prize and the first to have served as U.S. president.

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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.

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Former President Jimmy Carter has changed plans and will not teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.

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As former President Jimmy Carter continued healing Wednesday night from hip surgery, his wife, Rosalynn, felt faint and was admitted for observation, according to the Carter Center.

Both Carters walked out together Thursday morning.

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While leaving to go turkey hunting Monday morning, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter fell at his home in Plains, the Carter Center said in a news release. He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. 


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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter's Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia.

At Carter's invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church.

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Those who remember the 39th presidency may remember an incident with a rabbit and former President Jimmy Carter that happened 40 years ago.

On April 15, the 94-year-old and oldest living former president "bagged a turkey" in Columbus, Tyler Jordan posted on Instagram.

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Those who remember the 39th presidency may remember an incident with a rabbit and former President Jimmy Carter that happened 40 years ago.

On April 15, the 94-year-old and oldest living former president "bagged a turkey" in Columbus, Tyler Jordan posted on Instagram.

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President Donald Trump spoke over the weekend with former President Jimmy Carter about his China policies and "numerous other topics."

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says Trump reached out to Carter on Saturday after the former president wrote him "a beautiful letter" about ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China.

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Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.

Friday is the 172nd day beyond Carter's 94th birthday, exceeding by one day the lifespan of former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at the age of 94 years, 171 days. Both men were born in 1924: Bush on June 12, Carter on Oct. 1.

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This weekend, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) became the latest presidential hopeful to visit the state in an effort to claim endorsements from top Democrats.

Klobuchar met privately with former President Jimmy Carter at his home in Plains on Friday. Following their lunch, she shared an image with the former president and first lady. "Got some good advice and helpful to hear about their grassroots presidential campaign (when no one thought they could win but they did!)"

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The Georgia attorney general filed criminal citations this week against a former city of Atlanta employee for allegedly violating Georgia’s Open Records Act.  

Jenna Garland was press secretary under former Mayor Kasim Reed, who served from 2010 to 2018. She's accused of directing another city official to delay the release of documents requested by WSB-TV in 2017.


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The state of Georgia was well represented during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Stone Mountain native Childish Gambino (a.k.a Donald Glover) earned Record of the Year and Song of the Year honors for his smash hit "This is America," the first time a rap song has won in those two categories in Grammy history.

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This weekend will be full of music celebrations ahead of the Grammys on Sunday, with Atlanta and Georgia being well represented.

But one of Georgia’s most famous sons is up for an award without rapping, singing or producing.

Former President Jimmy Carter is going for his third Grammy win in the Best Spoken Word Album category.


Senior Political Correspondent for Yahoo News Jon Ward is the author of “Camelot’s End. Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party."
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Jimmy Carter won the White House as an outsider whose successful grassroots campaign took Democratic party regulars by surprise in 1976. But by 1980, with multiple crises driving down confidence in the Carter presidency, many Democrats thought it was time to turn to the last remaining scion of a legendary Democratic family.


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A condolence book sits in front of a painting of George H.W. Bush inside the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in College Station. Bush has died at age 94.
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Following the news that former President Georgia H.W. Bush passed away at the age of 94 on Friday, politicians around the state offered their condolences through statements memorializing the 41st President of the United States.

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President Jimmy Carter is 94 on Monday. To commemorate his birthday, enjoy these photos that chronicle just a little of the life that took Carter from his hometown of Plains to his role on the world stage and, of course, back home again. 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, both Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams are focusing on education and school safety this week on the campaign trail. We’ll discuss the nuanced differences between each candidate’s proposals and how they plan to fund their efforts.

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A while back, Jimmy Carter needed a doctor.

Not just for himself, but for everyone in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. The town’s single doctor had folded up shop a while back. Luckily for Carter, he served on the board of Mercer University, which has a medical school.

Turns out, all Carter had to do to get another doctor was ask. The upshot is that his asking may lead to big things for rural healthcare around the state. 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, it comes as no surprise that former President Jimmy Carter has now endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams for Governor.


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Stuart Eizenstat has worn many hats: U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, international lawyer.

 

He was also President Jimmy Carter's chief domestic policy adviser, a position which served as the basis for his new book, "President Carter: The White House Years."

 

In the history, Eizenstat details what he says is the underappreciated legacy of the Carter administration.

 

Among the accomplishments of President Carter that Eizenstat describes are the peace negotiations Carter facilitated between Egypt and Israel. Carter also passed the country's first comprehensive energy policy and deregulated some of America's biggest industries, including communications.

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Nearly a decade after Martin Luther King Jr's death, President Jimmy Carter posthumously awarded King the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The activist's widow, Coretta Scott King, accepted the award on his behalf. On Second Thought producer Sean Powers took us back to that day at the White House with an audio postcard.

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The race for governor of Georgia has turned into a sprint now that the 2018 general assembly has concluded its business. What ammunition did the session give to candidates for Georgia’s top offices? Our panel weighs in.

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