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Poll: Barack Obama Was the Greatest President of Our Lifetime Why haven’t Democrats exploited the popularity of their recent presidents, and the unpopularity of Republican ones?
The Powerful Myth of the Would-Be President RFK, 50 Years Later Robert F. Kennedy promised a kind of mind-bending coalition of minorities and white working-class voters that progressives still crave.
Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy. Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
Who Represents MLK’s Legacy Today? Barack Obama was an heir to King’s political legacy, but it’s clear now that he didn’t occupy the Promised Land of equality, either.
A Democratic Wave in the Midterms Could Expose Trump to a 2020 Primary Challenge Trump stands athwart the GOP like a colossus right now. But like him, his party doesn’t like losers.
RIP John Anderson, the Last Liberal Republican He began running for president as a Republican in 1980. Four years later, he had left the party.
Get Used to Justice Gorsuch — He Might Still Be on the Supreme Court in 2050 Officially sworn in today at age 49, he is young enough to threaten the record for longest SCOTUS tenure.
Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Attend the Trump Inauguration They will do so out of a sense of duty, say two well-placed sources.
3 Presidential Nominees Who Gambled Like Trump and Won JFK confronted religious fears; Carter changed the map; Reagan softened
an extremist image and made the election about his opponent.
No, Clinton’s Late-Primary Struggles Don’t Portend November Defeat Lest we forget, Obama — and also earlier presidents — didn’t do so well in late primaries.
Jimmy Carter Announces He No Longer Needs Cancer Treatment He made the announcement at the church where he regularly teaches Sunday school.
Jimmy Carter Lends Ted Cruz a Hand Carter criticized Cruz for being too committed to right-wing principles. Which will definitely hurt him in a GOP primary.
Ted Cruz Is Stealing a Page From Jimmy Carter’s Political Playbook How to play foil to a candidate like George Wallace — or Donald Trump.
Jimmy Carter’s Cancer is ‘Gone’ The 91-year-old former president got the good news from doctors last week.
Jimmy Carter Has Cancer “A more complete public statement will be made when facts are known, possibly next week.”
Jimmy Carter Falls Ill in Guyana, Returns to U.S. Monday’s election in Guyana will be the 100 th observed by his foundation.
Jimmy Carter Uses Snail Mail When He Doesn’t Want to Be Spied On “When I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself.”
Jimmy Carter Is Planning Another North Korean Rescue Mission Kim Jong-un got lonely, sentenced an American to fifteen years hard labor.
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Last Night on Late Night: Amy Sedaris’s Magic Cookies Will Make a Liar Out of You Plus, Chelsea Handler could care less about Taylor Momsen’s thoughts on the topic of masturbation, on our regular late-night roundup.
retired world leaders
Americans Continue to Sour on Jimmy Carter But they’re loving Bill Clinton more and more.
Jimmy Carter: Not a Witch, Cool With Masturbation “As a young man, I was not 100 percent against … “
ballsy former presidents
Kanye Has Done His Penance, Says Jimmy Carter He says the rapper’s behavior “completely uncalled for” and his “punishment was to appear on the new Jay Leno show.”
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Jean-Georges Cooks for Obama; Citarella Evicted in Harlem Plus: Kool-Aid pickles come to New York, and Jane and Michael Stern on Korean tacos, all in our morning news roundup.
What Do Five Presidents Talk About Over Lunch? Our exclusive transcript of the meeting between Obama, Clinton, Carter, and the Bushes.
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President Bush Plans Lunch With Carter, Clinton, Poppy, and Obama Wow, one of them is really going to stick out. They all have full heads of hair except George H.W. Bush!
Blake Lively and Penn Badgley Clearly Haven’t Had ‘That Relationship Talk’ Yet Plus, gossip on Brandon Davis, Molly Sims, Julia Roberts, and more in our daily roundup.
Jack Donaghy to Depart ‘30 Rock’? We’re Not Ready! Also, more gossip on Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, what folks are up to in Cannes, and more, in our daily roundup.
Jimmy Carter Makes Us Feel Like Losers Jimmy Carter has a new title on his Nobel- and Grammy-studded résumé: movie star. But the other night at a screening of The Man From the Plains, Jonathan Demme’s new documentary about the former president, Carter was still adjusting to being a leading man. “I’m waiting to see whether I’m going to be a villain or a hero,” he joked. Making the movie, he said, made him empathize with the plight of reality- TV stars. “Demme intruded in my life sixteen hours a day, week after week,” Carter said. “When I got up in the morning, he was there with two or three cameras; when I walked down the corridors, he was there in front and back with two or three cameras. He would excuse me on occasion — always when I went to the restroom.” The movie followed Carter on the book tour for his controversial Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, the 25 th book he’s written during his activist post-presidency. Right! That doesn’t make us feel lazy or anything! So, does he have any advice about what the current president might do once he leaves the White House? “I’d be a poor adviser for someone who wants to ‘replenish the coffers,’” he said. Snap! —Janelle Nanos