December 5, 2007 |
On Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is headed to Texas to deliver a speech on "Faith in America" in order to dispel reservations voters may have about electing a Mormon president. While this clearly echoes the famous address that his fellow Bay Stater, John F. Kennedy, gave on Sept. 12, 1960, to the Greater Houston Ministerial Assn., Romney was adamant to reporters this week that "I'm not gonna be giving a JFK speech." And he shouldn't. Romney doesn't need to do a JFK.
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October 29, 2007 |
For the last four years, Edgar Ruano and his wife, Carolina Morales, have slept on the pullout sofa bed in the living room of their one-bedroom Bellflower apartment. They reserved their only bedroom for their two children. But today they will begin building a three-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bath home in San Pedro through Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy Carter Work Project.
October 26, 2007 |
The new documentary on our 39th president, "Jimmy Carter Man From Plains," is running newspaper advertisements listing the man's accomplishments. Which is a good thing, because you won't find out much about them in the film. As directed by Jonathan Demme, this narrowly cast documentary focuses so exclusively on a publicity tour the former president took in the closing months of 2006 that a more accurate title might be "Jimmy Carter How I Sold My Book."
July 13, 2007 |
Former President Jimmy Carter, who already has a book coming out this fall about his post-White House years, is working on a memoir about his mother, Lillian, to be published next spring by Simon & Schuster. "Jimmy Carter has inspired millions. It's a great opportunity to meet the woman who inspired him," David Rosenthal, executive vice president and publisher of Simon & Schuster, said Thursday in a statement.
May 22, 2007 |
Former President Carter said his remarks were "careless or misinterpreted" when he said the Bush administration had been the "worst in history" for its impact around the world. Speaking on NBC's "Today," Carter appeared to retreat from a statement he made to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a Saturday story in which he said: "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."
May 21, 2007 |
Perhaps not since Herbert Hoover took issue with the blame heaped on him for the Great Depression by Franklin D. Roosevelt have two presidents or their spokesmen feuded quite so publicly -- and angrily -- as former President Carter and President Bush. On Sunday, the White House fired a new salvo. Carter kicked off the war of words by declaring that Bush's tenure in the White House was "the worst in history" in terms of international relations.
May 20, 2007 |
Britain's support for the war in Iraq was a "major tragedy," former President Carter said Saturday, as he criticized Prime Minister Tony Blair's unwavering backing of President Bush. Asked how he would judge Blair's support of Bush, Carter said, "Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient. "And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world," Carter told BBC Radio.
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May 4, 2007 |
On a campus beset by strained relations between Jewish and Islamic groups, former President Jimmy Carter urged the UC Irvine students to understand each other's positions and to work together. "I'd like to see the leaders form a combined group and take my invitation to go to Palestine and see what's going on for yourselves," said Carter, in Orange County to discuss his controversial book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." "If you take me up on it, I'll raise the money to pay for your trip."
February 14, 2007
Re "A road map out of Iraq," Current, Feb. 11 Why do the Republicans in Congress keep insisting that there is no other plan for Iraq than the "surge" proposed by President Bush? Zbigniew Brzezinski has given a thoughtful four-point plan in Sunday's Times. But it seems as though the president's supporters have simply closed their minds to alternatives. FRANCES SPIELBERG Pacific Palisades I read the statements by the various presidential contenders, and I must say one stood out -- the only one to demonstrate a broad, international geopolitical understanding and provide a comprehensive strategy including military, political, and social components.
January 24, 2007 |
Former President Carter defended his controversial book at a predominantly Jewish university, telling the audience that his goal was to revive Middle East peace talks and that attacks on his character had hurt him and his family. Jewish groups have expressed outrage at "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," arguing that its comparison of Israel's treatment of Palestinians to South Africa's reviled system of racial segregation could undermine perceptions of Israel's legitimacy.