Jimmy Carter's file


Democrat from Georgia

Jimmy Carter was elected president of the United States in 1976 and served one term. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. The native of Plains, Georgia was submarine commander, peanut farmer, state senator and Georgia governor. 

Recent stories featuring Jimmy Carter

Donald Trump proposes banning Muslims from coming to the U.S. But that's not what Jimmy Carter did

Jimmy Carter's actions during the Iran hostage crisis have some significant differences with what Donald Trump is proposing.


Tracking federal debt change, Truman into Obama

Our check of a claim about increases in the federal debt under George W. Bush led us to a breakdown covering every president from Harry S Truman into Barack Obama's tenure.

Truth-O-Meter spent week detecting exaggerations

This week's AJC PolitiFact Georgia was brought to you by the word "exaggeration."

Politicians exaggerated their successes, stated remote possibilities as fact, overreached with their logic, and in one case, overstated the lengths of other nations' school years by a couple of weeks. 

Politicians of all levels of renown diverged from the truth. This week, the Truth-O-Meter tested Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President Jimmy Carter, President Barack Obama, U.S. House Rep. Phil Gingrey and state House Rep. Jill Chambers.  

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Here's how the politicians fared last week: