Analysis: How 1979 created 2002

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- When we look back at recent history in light of the events of Sept. 11, it becomes clear that the year 1979 was key to the transition between the Cold War world
JAMES CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Scott's World

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- It sounds presumptuous to name "the 25 most intriguing people of 2001," but that didn't prevent People magazine from naming them this week.
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Commentary: Tin-eared government

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- For most of the last 25 years, the central debate in American politics has been over the size and scope of the federal government.
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst

Jockstrip: The World As We Know It

PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Civil rights commission row

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The White House vowed Thursday that President Bush's appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will be sworn in and will take his place at a commission h
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent

Cathy's World: Chris Matthews

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- CNBC star Chris Matthews dropped by Beverly Hills last week to speak to the Wednesday Morning Club, a group of Hollywood conservatives that meet every month or

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 20.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 20, the 324th day of 2001 with 41 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Nov. 19.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Vets back Arctic oil drilling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- On Monday, the American people will commemorate Veterans Day. And in anticipation of the day that honors them, veterans themselves have struck a blow for U.S. n

State Governors Fall Out of Fashion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The fashion that propelled President George Bush to the leadership of his party and then into the White House is already a thing of the past. It's No Longer Goo
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Nov. 4, the 308th day of 2001 with 57 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2001 with 58 to follow.
By United Press International

Country Music News


Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Oct. 31)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Jimmy Carter
Former US President Jimmy Carter, right, speaks to the media at the ruins of the American International School, which was destroyed during Israel's offensive in Gaza earlier this year, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 16, 2009. (UPI Photo/Ismael Mohamad)

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office. Before he became President, Carter served two terms as a Georgia State Senator and one as Governor of Georgia (1971–1975), and was a peanut farmer and naval officer.

As President, Carter created two new cabinet-level departments: the Department of Energy and the Department of Education. He established a national energy policy that included conservation, price control, and new technology. In foreign affairs, Carter pursued the Camp David Accords, the Panama Canal Treaties, the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II), and returned the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.

Throughout his career, Carter strongly emphasized human rights. He took office during a period of international stagflation, which persisted throughout his term. The end of his presidential tenure was marked by the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (at the end of 1979), and the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

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