Latest Jimmy Carter News

Jimmy Carter becomes first living ex-president with official White House Christmas ornament

Feb. 21, 2024 17:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name. The 99-year-old is the first of the U.S. presidents to be honored with an official White House Christmas ornament while still living. The ornament was unveiled Wednesday and is the latest in an...

Egypt is threatening to void its decades-old peace treaty with Israel. What does that mean?

Feb. 12, 2024 09:07 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was a warm handshake between the unlikeliest of statesmen, conducted under the beaming gaze of U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Sunlight streamed through the trees at Camp David, Maryland, as Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin solidified a...

Biden plans to hold a March fundraiser with former Presidents Obama and Clinton in New York

Feb. 06, 2024 17:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is teaming up with predecessors Barack Obama and Bill Clinton next month for a New York fundraiser aimed at powering up donations for his reelection campaign. The threesome traded social media posts to reveal their plans. The event is set for...

Bipartisan report seeks ways to counter extreme polarization that has created distrust in elections

Feb. 06, 2024 06:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Extreme partisanship combined with a complicated and highly decentralized voting system have led to a loss of faith in election results among some in the U.S., according to a bipartisan report released Tuesday that calls for greater transparency and steps to make voting easier....

Today in History: January 29, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth become first baseball Hall of Fame inductees

Jan. 29, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2024. There are 337 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1936, the first inductees of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in...

Once in the millions, Guinea worm cases numbered 13 in 2023, Carter Center's initial count says

Jan. 25, 2024 17:42 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Guinea worm disease remains on the cusp of being eradicated, with the global number of cases in 2023 holding steady at 13, according to a provisional account released by The Carter Center. A final count will be confirmed in the coming months. But the initial count...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 23, 2024 20:56 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 21 The Washington Post on SCOTUS, “Chevron deference” To hear some describe the stakes, a pair of cases argued before the Supreme Court on Wednesday could create a watershed moment...

Today in History: January 21, Supreme Court's Citizens United decision

Jan. 21, 2024 00:13 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2024. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 21, 2010, a bitterly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, vastly...

Today in History: January 20, Franklin Roosevelt inaugurated on new, earlier date

Jan. 20, 2024 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2024. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 instead of...

Ex-governor candidate completes jail term for possession of images of child sexual abuse

Jan. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EST

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A wealthy attorney who nearly became Maine's governor was released from jail Thursday after completing his sentence for possessing thousands of images of child sexual abuse, officials said. Eliot Cutler, 77, was sentenced last year to nine months in jail...