Nov 27, 2019

Jimmy Carter released from hospital after brain surgery

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Former President Jimmy Carter was released Wednesday from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and will spend his Thanksgiving at home in Plains, Ga., according to the Carter Center.

The backdrop: Carter, 95, has been recovering from brain surgery earlier this month to relieve pressure caused by a subdural hematoma.

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Jimmy Carter released from hospital after being treated for infection

Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated over the weekend for a urinary tract infection, according to the a press release put out by the Carter Center.

The big picture: Carter, the oldest living president, has been in and out of the hospital several times in recent months. He underwent brain surgery in November and suffered a pelvic fracture in October.

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Big names begin bipartisan push to build support for carbon cuts

John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leonardo DiCaprio. Photos: Getty Images.

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is launching a coalition of high-profile names — including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Leonardo DiCaprio — aimed at building public support for tougher steps against global warming, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: The unveiling of the "World War Zero" coalition comes ahead of a big U.N. climate summit that begins in Madrid, Spain next week. The group's name, per the NYT, is meant to emphasize national security risks posed by warming and the "wartime mobilization" needed to rein in emissions.

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Read DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's opening statement at FISA hearing

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz summarized his 400+ page report on the origins of the 2016 Russia investigations in an opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

The big picture: Horowitz's investigation found serious irregularities and inaccuracies in the FBI's applications for court-approved surveillance of Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Ultimately, however, Horowitz did not find evidence that the Russia investigation was politically motivated and determined that it was adequately predicated — a conclusion that Attorney General Bill Barr disputes.

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