- Business Insider 16:59December 9, 2019Paul Volcker, the towering Fed chairman and economist, has died at age 92Ed Bailey/AP Former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker has died at age 92.
Volcker served as Fed chair from 1979 until 1987, helping to reign in persistently high inflation and reset the economy from the 1970s.
After his time as Fed chair, Volcker continued to serve in various capacities including as a critical advisor to President Barack Obama during the financial crisis.
Volcker is survived by his wife and two children.
Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Paul Volcker, the 12th Chairman of the Federal Reserve and a legendary economist, died Sunday at the age of 92.
He is survived by his wife Anke Dening and two children, Janice and James.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A Guantánamo Bay detainee's drawings show the brutal CIA torture he endured at a secret US-run prison in ThailandAG William Barr reportedly liked to haze Mueller when they worked together and would 'mercilessly make fun of him' in meetingsPhotos show hundreds of thousands of people protesting in France in the biggest strikes against Macron yet
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- Business Insider 04:20December 3, 2019Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Georgia with urinary tract infectionAP Photo/John Bazemore Former US President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a Georgia hospital over the holiday weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection.
Carter, 95, is the nation's oldest living former president.
Last week, he was discharged from another hospital after undergoing a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding caused by recent falls.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a Georgia hospital over the holiday weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, the Carter Center said in a statement on Monday.
"He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon," the statement said.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Trump faces 2 impeachment deadlines as inquiry shifts focusHappy Holidays from the White House: See 91 years of presidents' Christmas cards, from Trump to JFK to Coolidge China threatens 'firm counter measures' in response to US legislation supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters SEE ALSO: President Jimmy Carter reaches new milestone: longest-lived US president
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- New York Magazine 23:00November 20, 2019Buttigieg’s Electability Argument: Only Young Outsiders Win for DemocratsMayor Pete is comparing himself to past winners Carter, Clinton, and Obama, which is clever but not exactly a slam-dunk argument.
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- The Guardian(UK) 06:06November 12, 2019Jimmy Carter hospitalized for brain surgery after recent fallsFormer US president ‘resting comfortable’ ahead of procedure on Tuesday, spokeswoman saysThe former US president Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said.The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University hospital, Deanna Congileo said in a statement. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 05:33November 12, 2019Jimmy Carter enters hospital for brain surgery to relieve pressure caused by recent fallsFormer US President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain.
The 95-year-old has fallen at least three times this year, and the first incident in the spring required hip replacement surgery.
The 39th president received a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 but survived and has since said he is cancer-free.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital on Monday evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, his spokeswoman said.
The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital, Deanna Congileo said in a statement.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to run for a Senate seat in AlabamaFormer Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he's running for his old US Senate seat representing AlabamaFrom PewDiePie to Shane Dawson, these are the 26 most popular YouTube stars in the worldSEE ALSO: Jimmy Carter was left with a black eye and needed 14 stitches after falling at his Georgia home
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- Business Insider 17:50November 4, 2019At the age of 95, Jimmy Carter says he's 'completely at ease with death'Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former President Jimmy Carter said at a church service on Sunday that he is "absolutely and completely at ease with death."
Carter, 95, was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and said he figured he was "going to die very quickly."
Instead, he was in remission just four months later after undergoing an experimental treatment.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Former President Jimmy Carter is not afraid of death.
At a church service on Sunday, the 95-year-old said that when he learned he had cancer in 2015, and that it had already spread to his brain, he figured he was "going to die very quickly."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Behind the scenes with Shepard Smith — the Fox News star who just announced his resignation from the networkSee Also:The richest person in every US statePeople are obsessed with buying their cars through Costco instead of at auto dealerships — these are the biggest differences between the twoInside the world's largest plane, which has a wingspan longer than a football field and a mysterious new owner
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- Breitbart News 14:55October 22, 2019Jimmy Carter Hospitalized After Fall at Georgia HomeFormer President Jimmy Carter on Monday evening was hospitalized after a fall at his Plains, Georgia home.
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- Huffington Post UK 12:06October 11, 20192019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Is Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed
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- Breitbart News 00:38October 9, 2019Jimmy Carter Advice to Trump on Impeachment Inquiry: Tell the Truth for a ChangeOn Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former President Jimmy Carter said he was “very glad” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was going forward with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Carter said, “My advice to him would be
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- Business Insider 08:24October 7, 2019Jimmy Carter was left with a black eye and needed 14 stitches after falling at his Georgia homeScreenshot/MSNBC Former President Jimmy Carter had a black eye and 14 stitches after falling Sunday at his Georgia home.
The 39th president appeared on stage with the injury during an evening concert in Tennessee to rally volunteers ahead of his home building project for Habitat for Humanity.
Carter turned 95 last Tuesday, becoming the first US president to reach that milestone.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter had a black eye and 14 stitches after falling Sunday at his Georgia home, but made it to an evening concert in Tennessee to rally volunteers ahead of his 36th home building project for Habitat for Humanity.
The 39th president fell earlier in the day at his home in Plains, Georgia, and required the stitches above his brow. By Sunday evening, Carter was on stage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with his wife Rosalynn, 92, to talk to volunteers and supporters of the building project that runs through Friday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most hurricanes that hit the US and Caribbean islands come from the same exact spot in the worldSee Also:Almost half of all Americans think that Trump's presidency has been bad for women, African-Americans, and MuslimsHSBC to cut up to 10,000 jobs: FTJosh Allen throws 2 TD passes as Bills smother Titans 14-7
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- The Guardian 02:54October 7, 2019Jimmy Carter receives stitches after fall at home in GeorgiaThirty-ninth president ‘feels fine’ and keen to keep to schedule of events, according to spokeswomanFormer president Jimmy Carter fell on Sunday at his home in Georgia and needed some stitches above his brow, but “feels fine”, his spokeswoman has said.Carter turned 95 on Tuesday, becoming the first US president to reach that milestone. The 39th president fell in Plains, Georgia, and received stitches, Deanna Congileo said in an email. Continue reading...
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- New York Magazine 20:00October 1, 2019Pete Buttigieg Wooing Moderates in Hope of a Biden CollapsePete Buttigieg is positioning himself as a moderate alternative to Joe Biden. Successful Democratic moderates in the past, like Carter, the Clintons, and Obama, all had strong black support, which Mayor Pete lacks. Won’t hurt him in Iowa, though.
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- Business Insider 23:14September 26, 20198 incredible things Jimmy Carter, the longest-living American president, does that prove age is just a numberAP/Mark Humphrey On October 1, former President Jimmy Carter will turn 95, making him the longest-living American president in US history.
He continues to be vocal about American politics, even recently suggesting Trump to be an "illegitimate president."
Despite his age, the 39th president also remains an active member of the human rights organization he co-founded and still enjoys a variety of hobbies both old and new.
Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On October 1, Jimmy Carter will turn 95, making him the oldest living American President and the longest-living American President in history. But despite reaching a period of life that most would refer to as their "golden years," the 39th president of the United States shows no signs of slowing down.
Since leaving the White House in 1981 after a single term, President Carter has, among many other things, won a Nobel Peace Prize, written more than a dozen books, secured the release of an American hostage in North Korea, observed 107 elections in 39 countries, and — with his own hammer and tools — helped build more than 4,000 homes in 14 countries for Habitat for Humanity.
A human rights champion, philanthropist, traveler, teacher, and avid outdoorsman, Carter is not just still actively involved in his many passions and hobbies, he's picking new ones up. To celebrate his birthday, here are eight incredible things Jimmy Carter still does despite his age.He sticks to a daily exercise routine.
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In a 2013 interview with the Washington Post, Jimmy Carter called himself "extremely lucky" and credited his active lifestyle and healthy diet to his wife Rosalynn. "She is a strict dietitian and a very good cook," said Carter. "She makes all our family meals." He went on to explain that while he can no longer run, he finds other ways to stay active: "I was an avid runner until I was 80 and my knees gave out," Carter said. "I have two new knees, and those have worked well. Now I swim regularly at home and when I travel. I'm active around the house, and with painting and woodworking." A Washington Post interview done last year noted that the couple walks every day, "often down Church Street, the main drag through Plains, Georgia, where they have been walking since the 1920s."
Jimmy and Rosalynn also enjoy riding around on their matching Trikke machines — a type of three-wheeled scooter the former president says "gives you a workout all the way from your ankles up to your shoulders" — for up to two and a half miles a day.
He loves painting and woodworking.
Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Carter took up painting in the '80s and has since produced over a hundred works, many of them capturing the people and landscapes of his beloved hometown of Plains, Georgia. But while painting is a relaxing hobby for the former president, it is also a philanthropic one. The Carter Center regularly organizes fundraising events and auctions where the former president's paintings and handcrafted furniture is sold, with all proceeds benefiting the foundation. In June of 2017, his oil painting "Monarchs and Milkweed" was sold to an unidentified bidder for $525,000. The year before, Carter's painting of crabapple blossoms brought in $750,000 during a record-setting auction.
He also has a passion for winemaking.
AP Photo/Paul Gallaher
Making wine is a Carter family tradition that the former president still dabbles in today. He explained in a 2005 interview with Wine Spectator that it's one he hopes to pass on.
"I generally get my children and grandchildren to come down to Plains, usually in August, and we go out into the local vineyards and pick around 50 gallons of grapes," said Carter. "I've got an ancient wine press — probably about 250 years old — that someone gave to me, and I've made the rest of my equipment myself."
Carter continues to make wine for family and friends, as well as to donate to the Carter Center, in his completely furnished garage woodshop in his ranch in Plains.
See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:12 photos of Hong Kong's cemeteries that show how the city is running out of space for its deadJonathan Van Ness's coming out shows how public perception of people living with HIV has changed5 things you may not know about 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara
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- New York Magazine 03:06September 19, 2019Jimmy Carter Saw a UFO On This Day in 1973On a day when there was a Jimmy Carter story and a UFO story, I discovered that on this day in history in 1973 Jimmy Carter reported seeing a UFO, leading to a pledge to release intel on UFOs if elected president, which he did not do.
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- New York Magazine 13:30August 14, 2019McGovern Didn’t Lose in 1972 By Going Too Far Left. Neither Will 2020 Democrats.Both Republicans and party moderates have often warned that Democrats are in danger of repeating George McGovern’s disastrous 1972 candidacy. But he has been unfairly maligned, and Democrats’ current problems have nothing to do with his example.
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- New York Magazine 15:00July 30, 2019What Does the History of Black Primary Voting Tell Us About 2020?New data on black presidential primary voting since 1976 shows a larger and larger segment of the electorate sometimes favoring a black candidate or and others an electable white candidate. Harris and Booker hope the former pattern prevails.
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- Breitbart News 17:31June 29, 2019Donald Trump to Jimmy Carter: Nice Man, Terrible PresidentPresident Donald Trump responded to accusations from former President Jimmy Carter, who said Trump is an illegitimate president.
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- Breitbart News 06:55June 29, 2019Jimmy Carter: Trump Administration Torture and Kidnap Migrant ChildrenAppearing Friday at the Carter Center, former President Jimmy Carter accused the Trump administration of torturing and kidnapping migrants children housed at U.S.-Mexico border facilities.
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- The Guardian 19:50June 28, 2019Jimmy Carter: 'illegitimate' Trump only president because of Russian meddlingTrump ‘put into office because Russians interfered on his behalf’Carter says investigation would show Trump didn’t win in 2016Jimmy Carter has called Donald Trump an “illegitimate president” who was helped into office by Russian interference in the 2016 election. Related: Jimmy Carter calls Donald Trump an 'illegitimate president' – live Continue reading...
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- New York Magazine 19:34June 13, 2019Jimmy Carter Is Emerging As an Unexpected Role Model in the 2020 PrimariesNot only is his name no longer a political slur – Democratic candidates are actively trying to emulate him.
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