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  • Jimmy Carter resigns from Elders

    05/27/2016 2:10:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Former President Jimmy Carter is resigning from his prominent role in the Elders, the international NGO announced Wednesday. The 91-year-old, who had played a large part of the group since its founding in 2007, announced in March that he no longer needed treatment for cancer, less than seven months after publicly revealing that doctors had found melanoma that had spread to his brain. Story Continued Below “From the Middle East to climate change, women’s rights to superpower diplomacy, Jimmy has brought the gravitas of his Presidential office but also the passion of an activist who believes the world can, and...
  • JIMMY CARTER: Donald Trump has tapped into a reservoir of 'inherent racism'

    05/25/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 83 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 24, 2016 11:02 AM | Allan Smith
    Jimmy Carter said Monday that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had tapped into "inherent racism" to bolster his candidacy. In an interview with The New York Times, Carter, the 39th president, also said Trump violated "basic human rights" by labeling Mexican and Muslim immigrants as criminals and terrorists. "When you single out any particular group of people for secondary citizenship status, that's a violation of basic human rights," Carter said. The 91-year-old Carter won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for promoting human rights across the globe through his work with the Carter Center. Carter, the oldest living US...
  • War by Community Organizers, Leftists and Lackeys

    05/06/2016 11:04:59 PM PDT · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US War against ISIS is confirming several things: One – Community organizers serving as commander in chief don’t want to fight. Two – Leftists in the White House don’t know how to fight. Three – Lackeys in the Pentagon are too self-serving to efficiently fight. The US War against ISIS is a complete, unadulterated, incrementalized joke. While ISIS continues to butcher and rape and pillage its way through Syria and Iraq, the US fights back with mere pinpricks. It doesn’t matter how many dog and pony shows the Pentagon puts on; how many smoke and mirrors, Bob Fosse Broadway...
  • Remembering a Comment on the Occasion of Carter's Loss to Reagan

    05/04/2016 9:44:58 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 28 replies
    Freep | 04/04/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    "Politicians are the People Who Ran for Class President." I find the whole election so far, hilarious, because, it's been like knocking the walls with a sledgehammer in an old Greasy Spoon to get the roaches to scurry out, seeing the Neo-Conservatives so up in arms over the loss of their supposedly non-existent, elite privileges. So, can anyone come up with the source for this? This was remarked upon, on the occasion of Jimmy Carter's disgrace at the hands of conservative Cro-Magnon Ronald Reagan. (It's an anti-pejorative, since we are all Cro-Magnons, it's the Neanderthals who are knuckle-draggers.) It's...
  • FLASHBACK: Reagan Trailed Carter 58% to 33% in March 1980

    03/10/2016 8:15:41 AM PST · by GilGil · 27 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Republican elites are very concerned this year that Donald Trump can not beat Hillary Clinton or Socialist Bernie Sanders in a general election. You hear the establishment types talk about it almost every day on the FOX News Channel. For his part, Donald Trump says he has not “even started” on hitting the Clintons. But, back in December, Donald Trump took a few swipes at Hillary Clinton after she said he was sexist. Hillary’s polling numbers immediately tanked. Hillary’s lead dropped nearly 13 points in the first week of January via Real Clear Politics. Back in March 1980 the establishment...
  • Jimmy Carter saved by jointly developed US-Israel cancer drug

    03/07/2016 8:26:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/7/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Hamas-loving former US President Jimmy Carter is now cancer free thanks to a cancer drug developed by a joint US-Israeli team. This is from the first link. Carter announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain and laid out a treatment plan, including a round of targeted radiation at the brain tumors and doses of an immune-boosting drug every three weeks. Keytruda, the drug, was approved not long before Carter's announcement and helps his body seek out and destroy cancer cells. Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that Carter...
  • 2007: CNN Wolf Blitzer And Donald Trump On Hillary Clinton

    03/03/2016 6:03:42 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 33 replies
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  • Article at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 11:07:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 6, 2016 | Renee Nal
    An "article" posted Thursday by Jeva Lange at The Week blatantly lies about Ted Cruz. And it is not the first time Lange has mischaracterized Cruz's words. The post, titled "Ted Cruz mistakenly claims Jimmy Carter endorsed Donald Trump," gives the reader the false impression that Ted Cruz said former President Jimmy Carter would vote for Donald Trump. Lange writes: ...
  • Trump: Reagan talked a good game but didn't deliver, Carter had guts (Art of the Deal)

    02/06/2016 3:11:27 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 72 replies
    Art of the Deal ^ | 1987 | Donald a Trump, Tony Schwartz
    Pg 60-61 Art of the Deal (1987) ...if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on. I think of Jimmy Carter. After he lost the election to Ronald Reagan, Carter came to see me in my office. He told me he was seeking contributions to the Jimmy Carter library. I asked how much he had in mind. And he said, "Donald I would be very appreciative if you contributed 5 million dollars." I was dumbfounded. I didn't even answer him. But that experience also taught me something. Until then, I never understood how Jimmy Carter became president. The...
  • Former President Carter Endorses Trump [semi-satire]

    02/06/2016 10:41:37 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter says his favorite GOP candidate for president is Donald Trump. He explained the surprising endorsement by pointing out "Trump is completely malleable. I don't think he has any fixed positions. From my perspective this is more preferable than a far right wing ideologue like Ted Cruz." "Cruz would clearly be an enemy of the progressive policies Obama has implemented," Carter continued. "He'd try to undo them and would shut down the government if he felt it necessary to achieve his goals. With Trump I think we could be confident that wouldn't happen. Trump has been...
  • Cruz Uses Carter's Words In Anti-Trump Ad

    02/05/2016 4:09:01 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) used former President Jimmy Carter’s words to bash Donald Trump in a new ad.
  • Cruz uses Jimmy Carter's words in anti-Trump ad

    02/04/2016 12:24:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 4, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is using video of former President Jimmy Carter against rival Donald Trump. A new ad released Thursday quotes Carter, who said Wednesday that if he had to pick between the two, he "would choose Trump" over Cruz. "Trump has proven already that he's completely malleable," Carter, a Democrat, continues in the clip. "I don't think he has any fixed opinions that he would really go to the White House and fight for. Ted Cruz is not malleable."
  • Carter: ‘I Think I Would Choose Trump’ Over Cruz [Cruz is not malleable]

    02/03/2016 10:32:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 4, 2016 | Christian Datoc
    Former President Jimmy Carter surprised reporters in London Wednesday by saying he would choose Donald Trump over Ted Cruz to win the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, "which may surprise some of you." Carter stated that given the choice, "I think I would choose Trump.... Trump has proven already he's completely malleable,” reports The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "I don't think he has any fixed (positions) he'd go the White House and fight for. On the other hand, Ted Cruz is not malleable. He has far right wing policies he'd pursue if he became president." Still, Carter feels Trump will "fade away"...
  • Carter would pick Trump over Cruz

    02/03/2016 9:29:03 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 64 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 2/3/2016 | Rebecca savransky
    Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that if he had to choose, he'd pick Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over rival Ted Cruz, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. At a lecture in Britain's House of Lords on Wednesday, Carter was asked to give his “assessment” of American politics. After talking about his own victory in the 1976 Democratic presidential caucuses, he went on to say that Trump would be a better option than Cruz. If he had to choose between them, “I think I would choose Trump, which may surprise some of you,” he said. “The reason is, Trump has proven...
  • Bernie Sanders: 'I'm prejudiced — I want Donald Trump to win the nomination'

    02/03/2016 8:29:31 PM PST · by anymouse · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 | Maxwell Tani
    "Frankly, I'm prejudiced: I want Trump to win the Republican nomination," Sanders said. "I would love the opportunity to run against him. I think we'd win."
  • Greetings American Women from the President – You are Now Subject to a Draft

    02/02/2016 8:51:15 PM PST · by pboyington · 35 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The President of the United States of America To: the women of America, ages 18 – 26, you are being notified that you have been selected for training and service with the US Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, courtesy of leftist social engineers who have no clue what military service or combat is all about. The military draft ended in 1973, but since 1980, all young men in American must register for the draft on their 18th birthday and our eligible to be called up, should the nation need their services. Now, women will soon be eligible to be...
  • Pentagon unveils budget priority for next year: Countering Russia and China

    02/02/2016 3:26:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/02/2016 | Missy Ryan
    A senior defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans, said the advances made by Russia and China do "force a competition that has to be confronted in the next decade." Almost half of the new investments Carter will propose are related to what officials see as a growing threat from Moscow, where President Vladimir Putin has demonstrated his willingness to employ Russian military might from Ukraine to Syria. Despite repeated cease-fire agreements, the conflict in Ukraine continues there between Russian-backed separatists and the government in Kiev. If approved by Congress, the budget plan...
  • The Destruction of David Petraeus

    01/25/2016 4:05:00 PM PST · by pboyington · 38 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The sharks smell blood, the blood of a retired US Army four star general who’s treading water as the Hammerheads and Great Whites circle around him and close in for the kill. Last week, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter stated that he’s considering demoting General David Petraeus, after Petraeus was convicted of a misdemeanor, given two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for providing classified material to his mistress, biographer and US Army Reserve Intelligence officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Paula Broadwell. “The secretary is considering going in a different direction,” from the Army, which said the four-star general should retain his rank, a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Former President Jimmy Carter Says He's Not Cancer-Free: 'I'm Still Taking Treatments'

    01/25/2016 3:07:03 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    ETOnline ^ | January 25th 2016 | Zach Seemayer
    Jimmy Carter says his body is responding well to treatments, but the former U.S. President says he's not entirely free from cancer. Speaking exclusively with ET's Brooke Anderson in Plains, Georgia, during the Painting, Paula [Deen] and a President fundraiser, Carter opened up about the struggle he still faces. "They haven't detected any cancer, but sometimes the cancer spots [return]," Carter said, "including in my brain."
  • Secretary Of Defense Carter Smacks Down The Littoral Combat Ship Program

    12/18/2015 9:36:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 17 December 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    In an unusually scathing memo to Secretary of the Navy Ray Maybus, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has demanded severe changes to the troubled Littoral Combat Ship program. It includes instructions to cut the number of Littoral Combat Ships to be built, and as well as focusing on building one variant, from one shipyard and general contractor. arter has specifically directed Maybus to cut the number of hulls for the LCS program from 52 to 40, and to select a single LCS design-shipbuilder team, instead of the current plan for two completely separate designs and shipbuilders, according to the letter...
  • Pentagon says Defense Secretary Ash Carter used personal email

    12/17/2015 7:44:50 AM PST · by McGruff · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 17, 2015
    The Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday that Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a personal email account to do some of his government business during his first months on the job. Carter's press secretary, Peter Cook, declined to say whether it was a violation of Pentagon email policies. He said work-related messages Carter received on his personal account were "copied or forwarded to his official account so [they] can be preserved as a federal record as appropriate."
  • Democrat Defense Secretary Ash Carter Intentionally Uses Personal Email to Give Hillary Cover

    12/17/2015 6:20:31 AM PST · by xzins · 27 replies
    Vanity | 17 Dec 2015 | Xzins
    Ash Carter is a democrat at the national level. That statement really is the only thing that needs to be written. But this use of a personal email account by a cabinet member at this time is too cute by half. No one is fooled. It is cynical beyond basic norms of honesty and decency. But simple common sense says that Ash Carter, who took office just 10 months ago, knew what was up with Hillary. The facts also say the same. "The New York Times obtained emails that showed Carter using the private account, which led to an official...
  • IS-MOSIS - The spread of ISIS across the globe

    12/15/2015 8:43:32 PM PST · by pboyington · 4 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 15, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    ISIS seems to be anywhere and everywhere these days. The organization of evil is spreading across the globe like cancer cells, causing death wherever it takes up occupancy. The maestros of murder are on the move; in Europe, the Middle East and in the US. Today, the entire Los Angeles Public School system was shut down because of an erroneous bomb threat that strangely emanated from Frankfurt, Germany. The same threat was sent to New York, but was dismissed as a hoax. Was it? Or, was it a test run by ISIS to see what our reactions were? What can...
  • Hey old lady where you going to?...US Army Ranger School

    12/13/2015 8:11:57 PM PST · by pboyington · 12 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 13, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    “Saw an old lady walking down the street She had a ruck on her back and jungle boots on her feet I said ‘Hey old lady where you going to?’ She said ‘U.S. Army Ranger School” Who knew that the famous, age old running cadence used by the US Army Rangers would become prophetic one day? That day is now. With the “graduation” of three females from Ranger School at Fort Benning and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s subsequent decision to allow women to serve in combat; the Army’s toughest, roughest training seems to have a revolving door for every...
  • Jimmy Carter Bans Iranian Immigrants from US, Deported Students During Hostage Crisis (video)

    12/11/2015 1:48:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-11-2015 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal media and Republican Party elites erupted this week after Donald Trump announced his plan to ban Muslim immigrants from the US until the government can assure it is safe to do so.But Democrat Jimmy Carter did the same thing, and much more during the Iranian hostage crisis.** Jimmy Carter banned Iranians from the US and deported Iranian students during the hostage crisis.A picture is worth a thousand– Here is a screengrab from the ABC News report of President Carter’s Iran speech – with a TV caption reading “prohibiting immigration.”This was from ABC’s coverage of Democratic President Jimmy Carter’s...
  • Sanctions Against Iran Remarks Announcing U.S. Actions [Jimmy Carter Flashback]

    12/09/2015 10:25:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    The American President Project Archive ^ | April 7, 1980 | President Jimmy Carter
    Ever since Iranian terrorists imprisoned American Embassy personnel in Tehran early in November, these 50 men and women—their safety, their health, and their future—have been our central concern. We've made every effort to obtain their release on honorable, peaceful, and humanitarian terms, but the Iranians have refused to release them or even to improve the inhumane conditions under which these Americans are being held captive. It must be made clear that the failure to release the hostages will involve increasingly heavy costs to Iran and to its interests. I have today ordered the following steps. Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury...
  • FLASHBACK: Jimmy Carter Banned Iranians from US, Deported Iranian Students During Hostage Crisis

    12/09/2015 6:37:28 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 16 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | December 8, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    The liberal media and Republican party elites erupted today after Donald Trump announced his plan to ban Muslim immigrants from the US until the government can assure it is safe to do so. But Democrat Jimmy Carter did the same thing, and much more during the Iranian hostage crisis. During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency. During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put...
  • CARTER BANNED IRANIANS FROM COMING TO US DURING HOSTAGE CRISIS

    12/08/2015 1:10:06 PM PST · by Velveeta · 53 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/8/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Trump is a monster, a madman and a vile racist. He's just like Hitler. Or Jimmy Carter. During the Iranian hostage crisis, Carter issued a number of orders to put pressure on Iran. Among these, Iranians were banned from entering the United States unless they oppose the Shiite Islamist regime or had a medical emergency. Here's Jimmy "Hitler" Carter saying it back in 1980. Fourth, the Secretary of Treasury [State] and the Attorney General will invalidate all visas issued to Iranian citizens for future entry into the United States, effective today. We will not reissue visas, nor will we issue...
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • Gallup poll: Carson's net favorability plummets

    11/24/2015 3:48:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    A new poll shows Ben Carson's net favorability rating has dropped 12 percentage points, while Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz's favorability ratings have each risen nine points. The GOP presidential candidates' favorability rankings have undergone some massive shifts, according to Gallup's Daily tracking poll. Carson has long held the largest net favorability rating among the Republican candidates, but the senators are gaining ground fast. Carson's net favorability rating is 49 percentage points, while Rubio's net favorability rating is 48 points, and Cruz's net rating is at 45 points, according to data collected from a survey conducted since November 6. "For...
  • Map: Two countries get 75% of all U.S. spending on foreign military aid

    11/10/2015 2:39:10 PM PST · by plain talk · 11 replies
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Shawn Langlois
    The United States spent a total of $5.9 billion to fund militaries around the world in 2014, according to the government’s 2015 Foreign Assistance report. Of that total, some 75%, or about $4.4 billion, was divided between Israel and Egypt. Clearly, the Middle East, at 64% of the pie, is the theme here, with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon also found among the top 10 recipients. Closer to home, Colombia led the Americas with a relatively scant $29 million. Still, that’s enough to place it ninth overall on the list.
  • Election Night 1980 from CBS [ Video from 35 Years Ago Today]

    11/04/2015 5:50:25 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/25/13: From 11/4/1980 | a depressed bunch of CBS "journalists"
    From November of 1980, here is CBS's coverage of Election Night. Taped from WJKW-TV8, Cleveland. This is part 1 of 3
  • Here we go: Defense secretary says U.S. troops will engage ISIS in “direct action on the ground”

    10/27/2015 2:21:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    They already have engaged them, of course, per the otherwise successful raid to liberate an ISIS prison in Iraq last week that ended with one American soldier being killed. That sounds suspiciously like combat, and if there’s one thing Barack Obama stands for, it’s that the era of combat in Iraq is over.How can combat not be combat? Easy. Just call it something else. It wouldn’t be the first Orwellian euphemism this White House has used to reassure progressives that they may be at war but they’re not at war-war. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook had been blunter on...
  • Jimmy Carter Offers Help for Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria

    10/20/2015 3:03:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 20, 2015
    Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he provided maps of Islamic State positions in Syria to the Russian embassy in Washington, a move apparently at odds with the Obama administration’s official policy of not cooperating with Russia in the Syrian war. Carter said on Sunday in Georgia that he knows Russian President Vladimir Putin “fairly well” because they “have a common interest in fly fishing.” When he met with Putin in April along with other global leaders to discuss the crises in Syria and Ukraine, the Russian president gave him an email address so the two could discuss his...
  • Former President Carter mediating dispute between Martin Luther King heirs

    10/07/2015 6:33:58 AM PDT · by fungoking · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/07/15 | David Beasley
    Former President Jimmy Carter is helping settle a dispute between Martin Luther King Jr.'s children over whether to sell King's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried during the civil rights movement. King's sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, want to sell their father's possessions, while the late civil rights leader's surviving daughter, Bernice King, opposes the sale, calling the items "sacred." Earlier this year, a judge in Georgia approved mediation to resolve the legal fight after attorneys in the case said they were close to an agreement and that a mediator would help finish...
  • Salon: Donald Trump's "Call Of The Wild" Beyond Racism,Nativism-Plays To "Embattled (Shortened)

    09/13/2015 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Breitbart News
    From Andrew O’Hehir writing at Salon: At some point during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980 – an event that, lest we forget, decisively scuttled the presidency of Jimmy Carter and got Ronald Reagan elected – I remember seeing a hand-painted banner outside a working-class tavern in South Baltimore. Its centerpiece was a caricature of the Ayatollah Khomeini, done in political-cartoon style with an oversized head and undersized body.
  • Is Donald Trump the Jimmy Carter of 2016?

    08/21/2015 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    With Jimmy Carter's brave and touching announcement that he has cancer lesions on his brain, it's a good opportunity to reflect on his unexpected rise from small-town peanut farmer to president of the United States. How, to put it bluntly, did a little-known, two-term state senator and one-term governor from Georgia defeat better-known members of his own party and then an incumbent president to win the White House, seemingly overnight? If anyone's taking a page from Carter's playbook, it might just be Donald Trump. Let's set the table: Eight years with the same party in the White House, two terms...
  • Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says Guantanamo has got to go before Obama does

    08/20/2015 5:52:45 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    Global Post ^ | 8-20-2015 | Emily Lodish
    Pentagon chief Ashton Carter issued a strong statement Thursday in support of closing the United States military prison at Guantanamo Bay. At a press conference at the Pentagon, Carter said the military prison in Cuba should be closed before President Barack Obama leaves his post in 2016. “This is not something, in my judgment, that we should leave to the next president,” Carter said, according to AFP. The defense secretary's reasons for wanting to close Guantanamo — something Obama made a cornerstone of his campaign back in 2009 — are manifold. "As long as this detention facility remains open, it will remain a...
  • Why, Jimmuh? Why?

    08/20/2015 12:46:10 PM PDT · by ru4liberty · 37 replies
    8-20-15 | Self
    President Carter, I’m truly sorry you are having such terrible health challenges at the end of your life. I have watched my husband die from melanoma and my uncle die from liver cancer. It’s certainly no walk in the park. I thought it was brave of you to call a press conference today and speak boldly and honestly about your condition and prognosis. You handled yourself so well in discussing the things that are likely going to be ending your life. Compassion toward you and your family for the road ahead filled my heart. And then came the following exchange:...
  • Jimmy Carter Says Doctors Found Cancer in His Brain

    08/20/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2015 14:36 UTC | Alan Blinder
    ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that doctors had found cancer on his brain and that he would begin radiation treatment later in the day. Mr. Carter, speaking at a news conference at the Carter Center here, said his health had been under scrutiny since May, when he had a cold while traveling in Guyana. The former president added that the cancer, which he said was melanoma, had been found in his liver, part of which was removed during a procedure on Aug. 3. He described the melanoma on his brain as four “very small spots.”
  • James Earl (Jimmy) Carter has metastasized Liver Cancer

    08/12/2015 1:51:08 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 129 replies
    FoxNews Cavuto | 08/12/15 | Fox News
    Verbal announcement that the previous surgery for a liver tumor has now been diagnosed as a cancer and it has apparently spread beyond the liver.
  • Former US President Jimmy Carter says he has cancer that has spread to other parts of his body

    08/12/2015 1:46:34 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 105 replies
    BreakingNews.com ^ | 8/12/15 | staff
    Breaking - more to follow
  • Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinner (Dingy 'dictator' Reid skips town)

    01/19/2011 8:23:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/11 | Christina Wilkie
    Obama, Hu toast 'strategic mutual trust' at state dinnerBy Christina Wilkie - 01/19/11 10:30 PM ET President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao toasted U.S. and Chinese collaboration and mutual interests on Wednesday night at a festive state dinner for 225 guests at the White House. Their toasts marked the high point of an evening notable for its strict adherence to the protocol and symbolism valued in Chinese culture, but which, at the same time, managed to fulfill the Chinese delegation's request for a thoroughly American dinner party. Guests dined on a meal of pear salad, lobster, ribeye steak and...
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis: West Germany’s Secret Role in Ending the Drama

    08/10/2015 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 04, 2015 – 05:30 PM | Klaus Wiegrefe
    In 1981, Jimmy Carter said the world could never know West Germany’s role in the negotiations for the release of 52 hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran. New research sheds light on the important part the country played in ending the crisis. […] The details of the German contribution, however, remained unclear. Now historian Frank Bösch, the director of the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and Spiegel have conducted research in German archives and spoken with period witnesses. This has revealed that the West German government at the time had a “smooth intermediary role,” as Bösch puts it....
  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

    07/31/2015 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    The Intercept/First Look Media ^ | July 30 2015, 7:09 p.m. | Jon Schwarz
    Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.” Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United. …
  • Of Presidents and Presidencies, and Things Presidential

    07/24/2015 8:15:53 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 24, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    We worry about our presidential primary process. Some wonder why. Some believe that we worry too much, and it all fixes itself in time; why get so worked up? Be patient, they say, the primaries will handle it, and then comes the election, don’t worry so much. And if you’re not in an early primary state, you have no effect anyway, so you’re better off saving your energy and just watching TV or going to a game. So we’re told, especially by friends and acquaintances who just don’t think it all matters that much, and who wonder why we’re willing...
  • “SHOOT REPUBLICANS” Says Former Carter Staffer

    07/17/2015 5:20:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 61 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 7-17-2015 | Michael Strickland
    “SHOOT REPUBLICANS” Says Former Carter Staffer July 17, 2015 by Michael Strickland “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution.The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.”His article ends with: I mention Republicans and conservatives,...
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage’ [Calls Himself "Born-Again" Christian]

    07/08/2015 7:10:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    Jimmy Carter: ‘Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage’ By David Sherfinski July 8, 2015 Former President Jimmy Carter says he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage but that he has a hard time believing Jesus would approve of abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother’s life was in danger. “I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage,” Mr. Carter told HuffPost Live. “That’s just my own personal belief.” Mr. Carter described himself as a “born-again Christian” and said faith has always been an important part of his life.
  • Jimmy Carter: ‘I Believe Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage’

    07/07/2015 1:39:49 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 129 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | 4:04 PM EDT | By Melanie Hunter
    snip “I believe Jesus would,” Carter said when asked whether Jesus would approve of gay marriage. “I don’t have any verse in scripture ... I believe that Jesus would approve gay marriage, but that's just my own personal belief. I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don't see that gay marriage damages anyone else." Carter, a born-again Christian and Baptist, said he still teaches Sunday school whenever he attends his home church. He. said he has never ran across “any really serious conflicts” between...
  • Jimmy Carter: Let’s face it, Jesus would support gay marriage

    07/07/2015 12:31:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 7, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “I don’t have any verse and scripture” to back that up, he allows, but he’s got a good feeling about it. And why not? “Jesus” is really just a stand-in in this question for morality writ large, right? If you support SSM you think the practice is moral (I should hope), and if you’re a Christian who believes something is moral, almost by definition you need to believe Jesus thinks so too. There’s nothing doctrinal about this, by Carter’s own admission. It’s just “I feel strongly this is right, ergo God must as well.”