Nation: No Chip off the Old Block

A Carter marriage sours I think it's very important that we have stable family lives," Jimmy Carter told a gathering of Government employees last year. "Those of you who have left your spouses," he said with a smile, "go back home."

Last week, after five years of a far from stable marriage, Chip Carter, 28, the President's second son, and his wife, Caron, 27, separated. Caron went back to her parents in Hawkinsville, Ga., with their 20-month-old son James Earl Carter IV. Chip remained at the White House, where the couple had been living.

Chip, Caron and their parents refused to...

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