Nation: We're Taking Control

The hero of Camp David keeps pushing Congress

It was Jimmy Carter's 54th birthday, and the mood of celebration was upon him. Even before the birthday itself, some 1,000 of the Democratic Party faithful paid $1,000 a plate to join the President in the crowded Washington Hilton ballroom. Leaning forward to admire his multitiered birthday cake, Carter accidentally shoved a hand into the pastry, but nothing could faze him. He simply waved a dripping hand to his admirers. Carter called the affair "the most successful presidential Democratic fund raiser in the history of the...

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