Latest Jimmy Carter News

Butterfly sculpture dedicated by Rosalynn Carter in Plains

Aug. 15, 2022 12:19 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has dedicated a sculpture of monarch butterflies in a garden named for her in Plains, Georgia — part of Carter's continuing advocacy for butterflies and their habitat. Former President Jimmy Carter also attended the dedication...

Monkeypox? Climate? Deciding what's a national emergency

Aug. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In November 1979, a little over a week after student militants seized control of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American citizens hostage, President Jimmy Carter issued Executive Order 12170 declaring a national emergency against Iran. That order remains...

Former presidential yacht to be restored at Maine shipyard

Aug. 12, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A private shipyard is preparing for a painstaking stem-to-stern restoration of a floating piece of presidential history. The Sequoia is a 1925 motor yacht that served eight presidents before being sold by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. French...

Fauci receives honorary Hutch Award before Mariners game

Aug. 09, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci was presented with an honorary Hutch Award on Tuesday night prior to the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees. The Hutch Award has been awarded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center based in Seattle and typically to a Major...

David McCullough, Pulitzer-winning historian, dies at 89

Aug. 08, 2022 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose lovingly crafted narratives on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to Presidents John Adams and Harry Truman made him among the most popular and influential historians of his time, has died. He was 89. ...

Democrats could strip Iowa of opening spot in 2024 campaign

Aug. 05, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democrats are poised to strip Iowa of its traditional lead-off spot in the presidential nominating calendar in 2024, part of a broader effort to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate by allowing less overwhelmingly white states to vote first. ...

Today in History: Aug. 4, Anne Frank and family arrested

Aug. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 4, the 216th day of 2022. There are 149 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History On Aug. 4, 1944, 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank was arrested with her sister, parents and four others by the Gestapo...

Obama White House portrait to be unveiled at Sept. 7 event

Jul. 28, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama 's presidential portrait will be unveiled at the White House in a September ceremony hosted by his former No. 2, President Joe Biden. Portraits of the former president and Michelle Obama will be presented in the East Room, as is traditional, on Sept....

Today in History: July 14, Congress passes Sedition Act

Jul. 14, 2022 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 14, the 195th day of 2022. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 2004, the Senate scuttled a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (Forty-eight senators voted...

Biden to ping through Israel's iconic spots on Mideast tour

Jul. 13, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden's dash through Israel and the occupied West Bank this week is expected to cut across some of the region's most iconic places. Both luxurious and grueling, Biden's visit starts with a VIP arrival at Israel's main commercial airport — an...