Jimmy Carter’s new milestone: longest-lived US president

U.S. 03/22/19, 00:13

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 ...

Expanding the map: 2020 Dems push past early voting states

Politics 02/22/19, 16:47

The sprawling field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is on the move — to places other than the traditional early voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hopscotched from Puerto Rico to Georgia, where she met with rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams. Minnesota Sen. ...

Klobuchar to meet with Carter, Abrams in Georgia

Politics 02/22/19, 10:50

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday as she brings her presidential campaign to Georgia. Klobuchar spokeswoman Carlie Waibel says the Minnesota Democrat will meet privately with Abrams, who lost a bid for governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to ...

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

U.S. 02/17/19, 00:00

Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That's according to Professor Kendra Stewart of ...

WAS THERE: Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution sweeps nation

World 02/11/19, 01:20

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Feb. 11, 1979, after days of running street battles and uncertainty, Iran's military stood down and allowed the Islamic Revolution to sweep across the country.The caretaker government left behind by the cancer-stricken Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who weeks earlier left the nation, quickly crumbled as the soldiers ...

Jimmy Carter wins Grammy award for audiobook on his faith

Entertainment 02/10/19, 21:11

Former president Jimmy Carter is now a three-time Grammy winner. The 39th president won the best spoken word album honor at Sunday’s Grammy Awards for his work, “Faith — A Journey for All.” The introduction of this book said: "All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. ...

Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

U.S. 12/09/18, 18:10

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90.Bergland died at a nursing home in his hometown of Roseau, near the U.S.-Canadian border, his daughter Linda Vatnsdal ...

In Georgia, Stacey Abrams faces balancing act on race

Politics 11/01/18, 02:31

If Stacey Abrams becomes America's first black female governor on Tuesday, former President Jimmy Carter and Oprah Winfrey could be the keys to her success. Her ability to win over a 94-year-old white man with deep ties to the rural South and one of the world's most famous black women who ...

Update: Japanese prime minister lauds Nobel winner

Texas 10/01/18, 08:16

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):1:15 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has congratulated Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo of Japan.Abe called into a news conference that Honjo was speaking at on Monday after the immunologist won the 2018 medicine prize.Japan's leader said over a ...

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