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Romney Veep Watch, Krugman’s Latest Prediction and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including whether or not Marco Rubio is being vetted for vice president, why Paul Krugman thinks the U.S. will be in trouble if Romney is elected and some interesting revelations about John Edwards from his ex-mistress.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 READ MORE



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Obama and Romney’s Buckeye Smackdown, Dubya’s Head on a Spike and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in Ohio, the DOJ’s decision in the John Edwards case, and the HBO show “Game of Thrones” getting political.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 READ MORE


John Edwards Verdict

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John Edwards Gets Off

Maybe justice really is blind. Despite one poll rating his favorability at 3 percent, a jury Thursday set two-time presidential candidate and scandal magnet John Edwards free.

Posted on May 31, 2012 READ MORE



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Deliberations to Begin in Edwards Trial

Jurors in the corruption trial of former U.S. senator and presidential candidate John Edwards are expected to begin deliberations on Friday.

Posted on May 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Defense Rests in Edwards Trial

Attorneys representing John Edwards ended their case Wednesday without calling several potentially significant witnesses, including the former senator himself.

Posted on May 16, 2012 READ MORE



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More Trouble for John Edwards

He’s already faced blowback on the personal and professional levels, and now former-presidential-hopeful-turned-tabloid-philanderer John Edwards can add legal problems to his woes. On Friday, a federal grand jury indicted him on campaign finance charges.

Posted on Jun 3, 2011 READ MORE



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John Edwards’ Cover-Up Consequences

Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will likely be indicted by the Justice Department on charges that he violated campaign finance laws as he tried to conceal an affair with videographer Rielle Hunter, though a plea agreement is possible. (more)

Posted on May 25, 2011 READ MORE



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Elizabeth Edwards Dies at 61

On Tuesday, Elizabeth Edwards, who fought a very public battle with her husband John Edwards over his private life even as she fought cancer, died of the disease in North Carolina.

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Aaron Sorkin to Shoot Film About Fallen ‘Politician’ John Edwards

Aaron Sorkin made his name as a writer and producer of “The West Wing,” so he clearly knows a thing or two about political drama. Turns out he also really wants to direct movies, and he’s gearing up to make quite a debut with his big-screen adaptation of ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 16, 2010 READ MORE


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Rielle Hunter Talks About ‘Johnny’ Edwards

He was once counted among the Democratic Party’s lineup of top presidential hopefuls for 2008, but then John Edwards met Rielle Hunter on the campaign trail, and his ensuing relationship with her (not to mention the inexhaustible efforts of the National Enquirer) changed the course of Edwards’ life.

Posted on Mar 15, 2010 READ MORE


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Nat’l Enquirer: Grand Jury About to Indict John Edwards

The National Enquirer is still on John Edwards’ case, and according to the tabloid the fallen politician may be in serious troubs with a federal grand jury for allegedly redirecting campaign funds into his mistress’ pockets.

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When Politicians Have Way Too Much in Common With Paris Hilton

You know the drill: It all starts with the seductive glare of the klieg lights and the flashbulbs, followed by the ever-present entourage—stylists, publicists, various hangers-on—and the next thing you know, there’s a sex tape and someone’s career will never be the same ... as a politician, that is.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 READ MORE


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Is the National Enquirer’s Scoop on Edwards Pulitzer-Worthy?

To answer our own headline question: It remains to be seen whether this year’s Pulitzer Prize committee members think so, but the editors at the National Enquirer apparently believe that their tabloid’s coverage of John Edwards’ extramarital affair has a shot at journalistic glory. They’ve thrown their reports on the former Democratic presidential candidate’s liaison in for official consideration among the submissions for 2009.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010 READ MORE


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The Worst Type of Cad

If widely reported revelations about John Edwards’ childbearing affair are true, then the two-time presidential candidate is simply a bad person with no redeeming social or political value.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009 READ MORE


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The Phantom Candidate

I never understood John Edwards’ appeal. I therefore do not expect that Elizabeth Edwards’ new book, or the tiresome media blitz accompanying its publication, will bring a sudden change in my thinking.

Posted on May 7, 2009 READ MORE


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A Nation of Narcissists

Is American exceptionalism just a euphemism for nationalized narcissism? Are narcissists to blame for the cataclysm on Wall Street? Stephen Colbert takes a read on the national zeitgeist and brings in Slate columnist Emily Yoffe to declare that certain public figures might suffer from narcissistic personality disorder. Let the armchair diagnosing commence!

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 READ MORE


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Edwards Admits Affair, Denies Having Love Child

If John Edwards hoped to keep the lid on his extramarital affair with fledgling filmmaker Rielle Hunter, his alleged recent chase scene at a Beverly Hills hotel, co-starring spies from the National Enquirer, probably didn’t help matters much. The former presidential candidate has finally owned up to the affair, although he still denies that he fathered Hunter’s newborn. Updated

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Edwards Bows Out

Pledging to soldier on in his quest to fight poverty, Democratic candidate John Edwards dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday. Edwards has not yet endorsed either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. His two former rivals both praised him Wednesday as he made his exit. 

Posted on Jan 30, 2008 READ MORE


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Angling for Edwards’ Loyal Lawyers

Politics mixed with martinis and swizzle sticks as campaign aides from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s camps infiltrated a Puerto Rican resort in an effort to woo John Edwards’ colleagues and supporters at an annual gathering of top American trial lawyers.  Above, one of the weekend’s political players, Clinton lieutenant Terry McAuliffe.

Posted on Jan 28, 2008 READ MORE


Obama Sweeps South Carolina Primary

Sen. Barack Obama scored a big win in South Carolina on Saturday, winning the state’s Democratic primary with 55 percent of the votes—an impressive lead over competitors Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, who earned 27 percent and 18 percent of the Palmetto State’s primary tally.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008 READ MORE


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Edwards Lays Out Aggressive Withdrawal Plan

When it comes to setting an exact timetable for withdrawing American forces from Iraq, some Democratic candidates are more forthcoming with the details than others.  Take John Edwards, for example, who told The New York Times about his ambitious plan to bring nearly all U.S. troops home within 10 months if he is elected president.

Posted on Jan 2, 2008 READ MORE


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Banking on Grass Roots in Iowa

In these final days before the Iowa caucuses, John Edwards’ chance for the presidency comes down to people like Jim Clifford, trudging up an icy driveway to persuade Leo Oswald, a shipping clerk at the Georgia Pacific plant in Dubuque, to turn out and support Edwards.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007 READ MORE


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Clinton Under Fire

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team is battening down the hatches in preparation for Tuesday night’s Democratic debate in Philadelphia and launching a pre-emptive strike to offset a potential pile-on from certain other presidential hopefuls who’ve been zinging her of late.  Meanwhile, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has also joined the fray.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 READ MORE


War in Iraq, Poverty in America

Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. both understood the relationship between war abroad and poverty at home—an insight, says Boyarsky, that the nation sorely needs right now.

Posted on Aug 14, 2007 READ MORE


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Giuliani Apologizes for Ground Zero Gaffe

Rudy Giuliani switched to damage-control mode Friday in an effort to minimize the negative impact of a comment he made to the press Thursday at a Cincinnati baseball game.  Referring to his dedication to the rescue and relief efforts at the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Giuliani said Thursday that he was at ground zero “as often, if not more, than most of the workers.”  Whoops.

Posted on Aug 11, 2007 READ MORE


Finally, Democrats Move Poverty to the Foreground

Say what you will about John Edwards’ expensive haircut, he’s been an integral player in changing the national conversation on poverty.

Posted on Jul 20, 2007 READ MORE


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Elizabeth Edwards Strikes Back

Ann Coulter fielded a call-in by Elizabeth Edwards on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Tuesday night as Coulter sat with host Chris Matthews in front of a gaggle of young voters to discuss the ‘08 campaign.  Needless to say, Mrs. Edwards was none too thrilled with Coulter’s recent (and past) comments about her husband and family.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007 READ MORE


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Strike 2 for Fox News Debate

Presidential candidate Barack Obama has followed in the footsteps of fellow Democratic hopeful John Edwards in declining to take part in a primary debate co-sponsored by Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in September.

Posted on Apr 9, 2007 READ MORE


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Bill Maher Says Mind Your Own Business

On last week’s “Real Time,” Bill Maher took on conservative personality Michael Smerconish to defend John and Elizabeth Edwards’ right to privacy: “Since they announced this last week, so many people have become experts on what you should do when you get sick, when I don’t think it’s really anybody’s business but theirs.”

Posted on Apr 5, 2007 READ MORE


Politics Is Personal

The caricature of John Edwards as a preening politico evaporated the day he and Elizabeth publicly faced cancer with the same humanity and sense of mission that have been the hallmarks of his campaign.

Posted on Mar 27, 2007 READ MORE


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‘The Campaign Goes On’

Elizabeth Edwards’ cancer is back, in an incurable but treatable form.  However, the couple announced Thursday that the campaign would go on. John Edwards called his wife the most unselfish woman he has ever met, and said that when she received the news her first thoughts, after their children, were of John and the American people.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007 READ MORE


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Edwards’ Iraq Vote Explained

In an upcoming memoir, Bob Shrum, former adviser to John Edwards, says he pushed the then-senator to vote for the Iraq war authorization out of concern for his political future. Edwards denies the claim, saying of his vote: “It was not a political calculation. ... It was a mistake.”

Posted on Mar 14, 2007 READ MORE


Papers Nix Coulter’s Column

A number of newspapers around the country have dropped Ann Coulter’s syndicated column following her now-notorious homophobic zinger at a conference of conservatives last week.  In addition to the three papers Editor & Publisher tallied Thursday, Media Matters on Friday named two more dailies that have had it with Coulter’s antics.

Posted on Mar 9, 2007 READ MORE


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Coulter’s Slur Puts Spotlight on Edwards

Thank you, Ann Coulter, for boosting the principled but media-neglected presidential candidacy of John Edwards.

Posted on Mar 6, 2007 READ MORE


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Coulter Calls Edwards a ‘Faggot’ at Right-Wing Meeting

Ann Coulter tried out some reliably juvenile new material at Friday’s Conservative Political Action Conference.  “I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards,” she cracked, “but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word faggot, so I ... can’t really talk about Edwards.” 

Posted on Mar 3, 2007 READ MORE


Let’s Get Out of the 2002 Trap

Primary voters and pundits should stop browbeating Clinton over her Iraq war vote and instead take a hard look at her and the other candidates’ plans for Iraq.

Posted on Feb 21, 2007 READ MORE


An Amnesiac Healthcare Plan

John Edwards’ proposal for universal healthcare suffers from the same flaws as Hillary Clinton’s ill-fated plan of 1993.

Posted on Feb 7, 2007 READ MORE


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