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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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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



AP / Kathy Willens

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



AP / Matt Sayles

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.

Posted on Dec 7, 2010 READ MORE


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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.

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 READ MORE


The Politician
abcnews.go.com

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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AP / Matthew Putney

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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John Edwards 2008

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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todbrilliant.com

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

Posted on Aug 8, 2008 READ MORE


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