February 21st, 2013
04:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama thanked Carter's grandson, who found '47%' tape

(CNN) - President Barack Obama expressed gratitude last week to former President Jimmy Carter's grandson, who had a role in leaking secretly-recorded video of Mitt Romney's infamous "47%" comments, James Carter said Thursday on CNN.

Obama met James and his cousin, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, last week when the president was in Atlanta for a post-State of the Union visit.

"After (Jason) got his picture taken, he told Obama that I was the one that had found the 47% tape," James Carter said on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"Then Obama said, 'Hey, great, get over here.' And then he kind of half-embraced me, I want to say, put his arm around me, and we shook hands. He thanked me for my support, several times," he said.
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Filed under: Jimmy Carter • Mitt Romney • President Obama
February 21st, 2013
09:38 AM ET
1 year ago

Jimmy Carter: No relationship with Obama

(CNN) – The nation's 39th president has no relationship with its 44th.

That's how Jimmy Carter described his interaction with President Barack Obama in an interview with CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" last January. Carter will sit down with Morgan again for an interview set to air Thursday.

Watch for how Carter describes his relationship with Obama at 9 p.m. ET only on CNN.


Filed under: Jimmy Carter • TV-Piers Morgan
Paul Ryan ties Obama to Carter on eve of Dem convention
September 3rd, 2012
06:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Paul Ryan ties Obama to Carter on eve of Dem convention

Greenville, North Carolina (CNN) – At a Labor Day rally, Republican vice presidential hopeful Rep. Paul Ryan raised the question 'are you better off' and compared President Barack Obama to one-term President Jimmy Carter.

"You see the president has no record to run on. In fact, every president since the Great Depression who asked Americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago, except for Jimmy Carter and for President Barack Obama," said Ryan.

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Carter to address Democratic convention
August 7th, 2012
11:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Carter to address Democratic convention

(CNN) - Former President Jimmy Carter will deliver remarks via video at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina this September, the convention's committee announced Tuesday.

"Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic Convention this year in Charlotte. However, we remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years," Carter, 87, said in a statement released by the committee.
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Jimmy Carter bemoans money in politics on Super Tuesday
March 6th, 2012
04:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Jimmy Carter bemoans money in politics on Super Tuesday

(CNN) – Jimmy Carter, peanut farmer turned 39th president, said he was casually following Republican politics on Super Tuesday, as he does sometimes for amusement.

Watching from the sideline has given Carter some perspective he said. He is not thrilled about how things are playing out.

Tune in to the CNN Election Center tonight at 7 p.m. ET for live coverage of the Super Tuesday primaries and follow real time results on CNNPolitics.com, on the CNN apps and on the CNN mobile web site. Follow CNN Politics on Facebook and on Twitter at #cnnelections.
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Jimmy Carter
BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?
February 21st, 2012
03:47 PM ET
2 years ago

BLITZER'S BLOG: How many times will the tables turn between now and November?

Mesa, Arizona (CNN) – Things appear to be moving in the right direction for President Obama and his re-election drive – at least a bit.

The unemployment rate has been steadily going down in recent months.

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Carter: Gingrich's 'subtle words' have racist appeal
January 18th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Carter: Gingrich's 'subtle words' have racist appeal

(CNN) – Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday charged Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich with crafting his campaign message in a way that speaks to prejudice.

"I wouldn't say he's racist, but he knows the subtle words to use to appeal to a racist group," the former Democratic president said in an interview set to air on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jimmy Carter • Newt Gingrich • TV-Piers Morgan
Obama = Carter, Romney says
July 15th, 2011
09:48 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama = Carter, Romney says

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leveled his harshest criticism to-date against President Obama Friday comparing the current president to former one-term Democratic President Jimmy Carter.

The former Massachusetts governor is expected to link the Democrats while campaigning in New Hampshire Friday. In a press release, Team Romney said Obama's comments Thursday in a television interview that Americans are "stressed out" are equivalent to Carter's 1979 "Malaise" speech when he said Americans have a "crisis of confidence." Friday is the 32nd anniversary of the address.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jimmy Carter • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Carter likes the idea of candidate Huntsman
May 4th, 2011
09:57 AM ET
3 years ago

Carter likes the idea of candidate Huntsman

Washington (CNN) - Former President Jimmy Carter called former U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman an "attractive" candidate for president in 2012.

Although the one-term president said President Obama will be his choice in the next election, he said Huntsman, who formed a federal political action committee on Tuesday, is "very attractive to me personally." But he added that his "intention is to vote for the Democratic candidate."
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Filed under: 2012 • Jimmy Carter • Jon Huntsman
When political speech turns profane
April 29th, 2011
05:29 PM ET
3 years ago

When political speech turns profane

Washington (CNN) – F#&$. S%&!. A@$.

Not quite the language you'd expect from U.S. politicians. But that's never stopped them from expressing themselves, in private and in public, as we saw during a recent speech by Donald Trump to supporters in Las Vegas.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Donald Trump • Jimmy Carter • Joe Biden • John Kerry • political speech • President Obama
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