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  • GOP delegate fight to stop Trump heats up in federal court

    07/02/2016 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Last-ditch attempts by a group of Republican delegates seeking to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee are quickly fading -- and now their fight is facing a federal legal challenge. At issue is whether delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are bound to vote for the results of state caucuses and primaries. A group that claims the support of hundreds of convention delegates has been pushing to change Republican presidential nomination rules so that delegates can "vote their conscience" -- reviving a long-simmering debate led by GOP purists who believe that only convention delegates --...
  • New to Posting on FR... Years long reader, Newly Zotted

    02/24/2016 8:55:23 PM PST · by NCLawyer · 168 replies
    I've been reading FR for years now but haven't ever commented. I genuinely enjoy the commentary. Sometimes it's intelligent. Sometimes it's terrible. But it's always entertaining. But I have a few questions: Why does it take so much money to keep FR going? I have numerous sites that cost a couple hundred dollars a year to keep going. Why is there censorship? Posts and comments at deleted. If they are bad or objectionable, why delete them? Why can't you self police this?
  • Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine'..

    01/12/2016 12:36:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 12, 2016
    Full title: Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine' case against Volkswagen over emissions cheatingFormer vice presidential candidate John Edwards is competing to lead private litigation against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal. The former U.S. Senator, a Democrat, was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal after it emerged he had an affair with actress Rielle Hunter - who then gave birth to their daughter. Last Friday, he sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco asking to be...
  • Better Call Saul...Or John: Former VP Nominee Edwards Returns to Ambulance Chasing

    05/27/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Trucking and Auto Accidents? Better Call John. Drowning Accidents? Better Call John. Defective or Unsafe Products? Better Call John. Why? Because we at Edwards Kirby have a record of fighting for fairness and accountability. Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York has written about John Edwards, the 2004 Democrat vice presidential nominee who came within just a few electoral votes away from being a heartbeat away from the presidency, returning to the love of his life, ambulance chasing. What is amusing is how tackily similar the Edwards' personal injury law firm, Edwards Kirby, is to the fictional Saul Goodman of the popular...
  • Kang Wong Jaywalking: 84-Year-Old Gets Ticket, NYPD Beating

    01/25/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 21 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 01/21/2014 | Michael Mullins
    Kang Wong, 84, was jaywalking on New York City’s Upper West Side on Sunday when police stopped him and attempted to issue him a ticket for the time-honored infraction among New Yorkers. He ended up in a hospital after a police beating.
  • Larry Klayman Tells Obama to “put the Quran down” (Videos at link)

    10/16/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/16/2013 | Tim Brown
    In DC on Sunday, Obama eligibility attorney Larry Klayman spoke to the crowd of veterans and protesters gathered as the Barrycades were removed from the war memorials and laid at the White House gates. While other prominent voices appeared alongside the protesters (Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert and Sarah Palin), Klayman took to the microphone and called Barack Obama a Muslim and encouraged the crowd to begin a peaceful second American Revolution through civil disobedience. “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave...
  • Rallier tells Obama to 'put the Quran down'

    10/13/2013 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | October 13th, 2013 | Killough, Travis, Rokus
    "I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up," said Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group.
  • Judicial Watch's Klayman: Truckers 'Threatened', 'Harassed by the Government'

    10/11/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies ^ | October 12, 2013 | You Tube
    Truck drivers protesting government corruption in today's "Ride for the Constitution" may have been intimidated by government officials and law enforcement, according to Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and former Department of Justice prosecutor. Klayman revealed to MRCTV in an exclusive interview that the truckers were allegedly threatened with arrest and advised to stay out of D.C.
  • Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)

    06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Larry McShane | NY Daily News
    Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didn’t chase ambulances — just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash. Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal “retainers” to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said. The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month. Kulcsar, who once represented 1993...
  • With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight

    11/04/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies ^ | 11/04/2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago. Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred between Cain and his client met the legal definition of sexual harassment. But despite repeated questions from Blitzer, he refused to specify what the alleged actions were, and he said his client would not be appearing to shed any further light on the matter. When Blitzer pointed out Cain’s vehement, blanket denial, Bennett replied, “In all my years of lawyering,...
  • Onetime priest crusades for abuse victims suing Catholic Church

    06/19/2011 8:40:56 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19th 2011 | Richard Allen Greene
    CNN) - As a young man studying for the priesthood, Patrick Wall imagined life as a professor and football coach at a Catholic university. It didn't work out that way. Two decades later, Wall has not only left the Catholic Church, he has become one of its most tireless opponents. He's an ex-priest, driven from ministry by the feeling that his superiors used him to help cover up sex abuse by other clergymen. And he's using the training he gained as a priest to work with victims of abuse who want to take the church to court. Since 1991, Wall...
  • Lawyer With 20 years Experience Suing Paedophile Priests in US Comes to UK [Jeffery Anderson]

    01/11/2011 8:50:20 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/10/11 | Riazat Butt
    Jeff Anderson joins new legal practice in UK dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuseA leading US litigator who has spent more than 20 years suing US-based paedophile priests and the church officials who moved them from parish to parish is joining a new legal practice dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuse in the UK. Jeff Anderson has filed more than 1,500 lawsuits against the Catholic church in the US and thousands more against individuals and organisations, including those belonging to other Christian denominations. His Minnesota firm says it is "aggressively committed" to child protection through civil litigation and...
  • Gov. Charlie Crist pauses to look back, prepares to move on

    12/02/2010 8:47:59 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 23 replies Petersburg Times ^ | 3 December 2010 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist dropped fresh hints about his future Thursday, saying he'll go home to St. Petersburg when his term ends next month and may join a national group that seeks alternatives to partisanship. Crist said he plans to go to New York City on Dec. 13 for the launch of No Labels, which advocates practical solutions to the nation's problems beyond party labels and has bipartisan support. A Crist friend and supporter, Democrat Nancy Jacobson, is a leader of the new group. [snip] Crist also said he's in "serious" talks with trial lawyer John Morgan about joining...
  • Trial Lawyer Who Repeatedly Sued Food Companies Now Regulating Them

    10/22/2010 12:39:24 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 22, 2010
    Mississippi native J. Dudley Butler is a notorious plaintiff’s attorney who has filed numerous lawsuits against poultry companies alleging unfair marketing and procurement practices. Before his nomination by President Obama as Administrator of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) – an agency charged with monitoring the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat and other ag products and ensuring healthy competition — he was an attorney in the Butler Farm and Ranch Law Group in Canton, Mississippi and well-known to the meat and poultry industry. He was one of the “Johnnie Cochrans” of ag law: “Got a chicken? Got a...
  • Lawsuit alleging sexual abuse filed against St. John's Prep (MN)

    05/19/2010 2:51:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 165+ views
    KARE-TV ^ | 5/18/2010
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A man who says he was sexually abused by an instructor at St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville has filed a lawsuit against the school, the religious order of monks that runs it, and his alleged abuser. The plaintiff is represented by St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who has pursued hundreds of lawsuits against alleged abusers and officials of the Catholic Church. The lawsuit accuses the monk of abusing the boy and his brother in the mid-1980s and accuses St. John's Abbey and the Order of St. Benedict of concealing a pattern of abuse by the...
  • ACLU Attack wins Important Ruling against Vatican: They must defend Themselves in Court

    05/13/2010 11:11:02 PM PDT · by 0beron · 17 replies · 443+ views
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 05/14/2010 | Tancred
    The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Vatican has failed in its attempt to maintain its immunity from liability lawsuits. Further court rulings next week will demonstrate how the Vatican will defend itself. Despite this unprecedented situation, Jeffrey Lena, the Vatican's U.S. lawyer remains confident that he will prove that the Vatican was not responsible for the sex-abuse of its American Bishops. This is not only a victory from Jeffry Anderson who intends on holding the Vatican accountable for the abuses that took place. It should be easy to provide examples of how Bishops and Priests have often refused...
  • One lawyer behind many allegations of Catholic Church abuse

    04/27/2010 8:08:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 294+ views
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2010 | Dan Gilgoff,
    The last month has seen a blizzard of new sex abuse accusations against the Catholic Church from across the United States. Almost all of them--and the intense media attention they've garnered--can be traced to one man: a Minnesota lawyer named Jeff Anderson. Last week, an alleged victim of priest abuse in Wisconsin announced a lawsuit against the Vatican itself. Anderson is representing the alleged victim. A couple of days earlier, a Mexican man who alleged abuse by a priest years ago filed suit against Mexico's top Catholic cleric in a U.S. court. The plaintiff is another Anderson client. And throughout...
  • Edwards: Secret Wedding, Dave Matthews?

    09/20/2009 9:54:01 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1,986+ views ^ | 09/20/09 | Staff
    No, it's not a storyline on "Guiding Light" (RIP) -- but rather the latest chapter in the John Edwards mistress scandal. The guy who once claimed he was the father of the child born to Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, is now claiming Edwards is the real daddy (duh!) and that Edwards once promised Hunter he would marry her after his wife died (she's sick with cancer) -- this according to a book proposal obtained by the NY Times. Andrew Young, Edwards' former aide, claims Edwards told Hunter it would be a rooftop wedding and the Dave Matthews Band would make...
  • Attorneys Push Legal Action Against Yaz

    09/04/2009 12:01:33 PM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies · 949+ views ^ | 09/04/09 | Sarah Cornell
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A popular, relatively new birth control pill is the subject of several television ads from attorneys that ask people to come forward if they have suffered side effects. The controversy involves Yaz, a contraceptive taken by mouth that has been on the market since 2006, 6News' Sarah Cornell reported. When it came out, the label listed very few side effects, and that's partially the reason law firms, including Ken Nunn, are pursuing legal action. Attorneys are actively gathering clients to sue Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz, claiming that the company neglected to list side effects, such as blood...
  • Erin Brockovich plans visit to Roane spill site

    01/01/2009 8:35:50 PM PST · by KingstonTN · 47 replies · 1,763+ views
    Knoxville News ^ | Matt Lakin
    Nationally known environmental law consultant Erin Brockovich says she plans to visit Roane County next week to talk with residents worried about the fallout from TVA’s Dec. 22 ash spill. “A lot of people don’t feel confident about what they’re being told,” she said Wednesday from her California home. “We’re going to share what we do know and what to anticipate. We’ll bring along experts and answer some of their questions.” Brockovich, a 48-year-old mother of three, has worked as a television host and describes herself as a self-taught authority on environmental issues. She worked as a law clerk in...
  • Edwards Admits Affair

    08/08/2008 11:57:31 AM PDT · by JennysCool · 764 replies · 2,562+ views
    ABC News ^ | 08-08-08 | ABC News
    ABC Radio news just announced Sen. John Edwards will admit to the affair with Rielle Hunter in an interview with the network, but insists the child is not his. We return you to your regularly-scheduled FReeping.
  • Anti-tobacco lawyer Scruggs reports to Ky. prison

    08/04/2008 10:13:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 258+ views
    Ashland, Ky. (AP) -- Anti-tobacco lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has reported to a federal prison in eastern Kentucky. . . .for conspiring to bribe a judge with $50,000.
  • Attorney Brian Loncar injured after Bentley collides with fire engine

    05/16/2008 8:55:12 AM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies · 641+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 16, 2008 | TANYA EISERER
    Prominent attorney Brian Loncar was injured Thursday night when a fire engine collided with his Bentley in the Oak Lawn area, Dallas police said. Mr. Loncar, 47, was transported to Parkland Memorial Hospital. His condition was not immediately available. The accident happened shortly before 7 p.m. as a fire truck responding to an alarm headed northbound on Lemmon Avenue, police said. snip Dallas police Lt. Scott Bratcher said that the accident remains under investigation. But he said the accident will likely be ruled as Mr. Loncar's fault because he "failed to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle."
  • Edwards' Iowa Express bus breaks down

    01/02/2008 6:20:53 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 41 replies · 188+ views
    LA Times ^ | Jan 2,2007
    Oops! To cap off his four-year campaign to win Iowa's Democratic caucus Thursday night, John Edwards planned a 36-hour marathon bus tour through 15 of the crucial state's 99 counties with a whole series of policy announcements to garner publicity and caucus votes. But 12 hours into the political odyssey -- billed as Edwards' "Marathon for the Middle Class" -- his Main Street Express bus began making very disturbing noises in western Iowa. In darkness, the bus with the entire Edwards entourage pulled over at a service station and was abandoned. Oh, the awful symbolism for a political campaign struggling...
  • John Edwards Talks Tough on Clinton, Limbaugh, Big Oil

    11/28/2007 9:13:00 PM PST · by writer33 · 137 replies · 226+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | 11/28/07 | Chris Davis
    Bow, NH—No longer satisfied with having an upbeat tone, John Edwards is ready to draw blood on the campaign trail, flogging any opponent that gets in his way. During his campaign, he plans to punch harder, especially when addressing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh, and big oil. "Hillary continues to defend a system that does not work, that is broken, that is rigged, and is corrupt," Edwards said. “And if you think I’m going to let an emasculating woman become President of the United States, then you’re out of your mind." Critics say that he...
  • Edwards Touts Record As Trial Lawyer

    11/26/2007 10:17:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 26 replies · 131+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/26/7 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer
    BOW, N.H. (AP) -- Democrat John Edwards says his experience as a trial lawyer makes him the presidential contender best able to give voters hope — and to give the establishment grief. Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina, has focused his campaign on pledges to change a government system he says is rigged against most voters. "While you shop (for candidates), I hope you will think about two key things: Who can you trust to tell you the truth about what's wrong in Washington, and who can you trust to fight like hell to make it right?" Edwards said...
  • Adwatch: Edwards Threatens Congress

    11/13/2007 9:40:48 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 43+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/13/7 | Associated Press Writer Jim Kuhnhenn
    TITLE: "Health Care." LENGTH: 30 seconds. AIRING: Iowa. SCRIPT: John Edwards: "When I'm president I'm going to say to members of Congress and members of my administration, including my Cabinet: I'm glad that you have health care coverage and your family has health care coverage. But if you don't pass universal health care by July of 2009 — in six months — I'm going to use my power as president to take your health care away from you. There's no excuse for politicians in Washington having health care when you don't have health care. I'm John Edwards and I approve...
  • Unions to endorse Edwards (United Steelworkers and United Mine Workers of America)

    09/03/2007 1:02:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies · 474+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 3, 2007 | Jesse J. Holland
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is getting the endorsement of two unions, the United Steelworkers and the United Mine Workers of America, on Labor Day. Edwards is scheduled to be in Pittsburgh, home of the Steelworkers' international headquarters, for a Monday rally and will accept the endorsements there. "The members of the Steelworkers Union and the Mine Workers union are some of the country's hardest-working, bravest, most courageous workers," Edwards said. "It is their tireless hard work which has helped build a stronger America that benefits all of us. I honor what they do every day." The former senator from...

    08/19/2007 8:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,315+ views
    The New York Post ^ | August 18, 2007 | ANDY SOLTIS
    Embarrassed presidential hopeful John Edwards promised yesterday to take millions of dollars of his own fortune out of a hedge fund tied to subprime lenders who foreclosed on victims of Hurricane Katrina. The populist candidate - who has denounced such lenders - invested $16 million of his $30 million in assets in Fortress Investment Group. The Wall Street Journal reported that 34 New Orleans homeowners struggling to overcome Katrina's aftermath faced foreclosure suits from subprime-lending units of Fortress. Yesterday, the red-faced Democratic candidate vowed to remove from his portfolio any Fortress funds that have a stake in those lender units....
  • Edwards Moving Staff Out of Nevada

    08/15/2007 7:48:05 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 414+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/15/7 | NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is moving staff out of Nevada to focus on other early voting states, a reflection of the uncertainty about the prominence of the first Western contest. Two Edwards campaign officials said Wednesday that the Nevada staffers were being relocated to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. They would not disclose how many staffers were being moved, but characterized it as a handful. The Democratic National Committee gave Nevada a new early role in the presidential nominating process for next year, allowing it to schedule its caucus on Jan. 19, between Iowa and...
  • Edwards Attacks Saudi Arms Deal

    08/01/2007 11:24:11 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies · 607+ views
    NY Sun ^ | August 2, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    Aiming to capitalize on a sluggish response from his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, John Edwards is hammering home his opposition to a proposed $20 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia... the former senator of North Carolina attacked the Saudi arms deal at the outset of his speech to a $15-a-head lunchtime fundraiser at a San Francisco nightclub. A short time later, Mr. Edwards again skewered the proposed arms sale, though no journalist asked about it. "This is a bad idea for a lot of reasons, including creating an arms race in one of the most volatile regions in...
  • Edwards: "They want to shut me up"

    07/27/2007 1:30:20 PM PDT · by RatsDawg · 99 replies · 2,090+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 27, 2007 | Ben Smith
    MyDD flags an intense minute and a half from John Edwards in Creston, Iowa, yesterday in which he heatedly tells an audience that the attention to trivia (I assume the reference here is to his haircuts) is "not an accident" and that "they want to shut me up" to silence his message about ending the war and universalizing health care. He warns, in the video segment posted by his campaign, that if we don't beat back these unnamed oligarchs, "They're going to control the media. They're going to control what's being said." He doesn't go into detail about who "they"...
  • Hair comes the groomed [John Edwards aka Pink Sapphire]

    07/16/2007 10:28:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,710+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 14, 2007 | Geoff Elliott
    Why does the elegant senator from North Carolina continue his run for the presidency? Washington correspondent Geoff Elliott reports: POOR John Edwards. He follows Barack Obama on the podium at a conference of mostly anti-war Democrats and it's like watching air whistle out of a balloon. Obama, a charismatic candidate for change in the mould of Bill Clinton and John F. Kennedy, has just worked the crowd brilliantly. Then Edwards walks in, a little later than scheduled at the Take Back America conference, thanks to an impromptu grab-and-grip show from Obama. Cameras are being pocketed again and seats resumed for...
  • Edwards to announce poverty tour

    07/09/2007 3:20:32 AM PDT · by personalaccts · 29 replies · 1,523+ views ^ | July 8, 2007 | Mike Allen
    Edwards to announce poverty tour Can JRE pull off a JFK, or an RFK (asks Politico chief political writer Mike Allen, who is sharing guestblogging duties while Ben is on vacation)? John Edwards plans to announce Monday that he’ll take a break from fund-raising and campaigning in early-voting states next week for a three-day, eight-state, 12-city “Road to One America” tour aimed at calling attention to poverty in the deep South, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and the Rust Belt. The campaign points out that none of the states he’ll visit has an early 2008 primary, and says Edwards won’t be...
  • John Edwards' Hairstylist Speaks Out on Locks, $1,250 Bill (for one haircut)

    07/04/2007 2:31:18 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 76 replies · 5,190+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7/4/07 | John Solomon
    For four decades, Joseph Torrenueva has cut the hair of Hollywood celebrities, including Marlon Brando and Bob Barker, so when a friend told him in 2003 that a presidential candidate needed grooming advice, he agreed to help. The Beverly Hills hairstylist, a Democrat, said he hit it off with then-Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) at a meeting in Los Angeles that brought several fashion experts together to advise the candidate on his appearance. Since then, Torrenueva has cut Edwards's hair at least 16 times. At first, the haircuts were free. But because Torrenueva often had to fly somewhere on the campaign...
  • ***YouTube video of ANN COULTER vs Lizzy Edwards[MRS. "Silky Pony"] from Hardball (6/26/07)***

    06/27/2007 1:00:10 AM PDT · by Syncro · 308 replies · 9,790+ views
    THE INSTITUTE OF PHENOMONOLOGY ^ | June27, 2007 | Dr. Zoo
    Chris Matthews bushwacks Ann Coulter by setting up a call from Elizabeth Edwards during his full hour with Coulter on Hardball last night.Video Here Mrs. Edwards gets owned by Ann Coulter when it is brought up the sleezy tactics that Edwards (A Democrat candidate for President of the United States of America) has used in his profession as an Attorney that exploits doctors and children for his own enrichment.
  • Edwards Returns to 2004 Campaign Theme

    06/21/2007 12:48:29 PM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies · 513+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/21/7 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is bemoaning the growing divide between rich and poor as he returns to the signature theme of "Two Americas" from his unsuccessful 2004 White House bid. Looking to break out from under two leading rivals, Edwards planned to focus on the economic gap that he argues has widened since his last run. "Our tax system has been rewritten by George Bush to favor the wealthy and shift the burden to working families. That is simply wrong," Edwards said, according to text provided by his campaign. "There are still Two Americas." He planned...
  • The Edwards' YouTube Interview (Right vs. Privilege)

    06/10/2007 3:08:46 PM PDT · by finnman69 · 6 replies · 743+ views
    real clear politics ^ | 6/8/07 | BLAKE DVORAK
    This is about a week old now, but if you haven't seen it, watch until the very end when Edwards answers the question "right or privilege?" Here's the full transcript of the "Right or Privilege" portion: Question: A college education? Edwards: Right. Q: Health care? E: Right. Q: A livable wage? E: Right. Q: Owning a handgun? E: Privilege. Q: American citizenship for someone not born here but has worked here for one year? E: Working for one year? That's a hard one, because I think people have to earn citizenship. I think I would have a period be longer...
  • Recent headlines threaten Edwards' main campaign theme

    05/23/2007 12:39:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,064+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/23/7 | Carla Marinucci
    Democrat John Edwards has eloquently established his credentials as an advocate for the poor with a presidential campaign focused on the devastating effects of poverty in America. But the former North Carolina senator's populist drive has hit a series of troubling land mines: a pair of $400 haircuts, a $500,000 paycheck from a hedge fund, and now a $55,000 payday for a speech on poverty to students at UC Davis. The problem now facing the Democratic presidential candidate is whether the pileup of headlines, including the latest regarding hefty fees from university speeches reported Monday by The Chronicle, threatens to...
  • Pride of the Caymans - John Edwards's part-time job

    05/20/2007 12:40:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies · 1,074+ views
    Let us say right up front that it's terrific that John Edwards lives in a country where he can lose an election and still land a $480,000 part-time job as a consultant to an investment firm that keeps its hedge funds in the Cayman Islands as a tax shelter for its clients. This truly is the land of opportunity. We're also encouraged to hear that, according to the former Senator's spokesman, "John Edwards is running for President to give every American the opportunities that he's had." While there may not be enough half-a-million-dollar-a-year part-time consulting gigs to go around just...
  • Edwards Pitches Clinton-era Taxes (and MORE Taxes)

    04/29/2007 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 18 replies · 761+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 30, 2007 | Stephen Dinan
    SAN DIEGO -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said yesterday raising taxes for higher-income families back to their levels under the Clinton administration is a floor, not a ceiling, and he would consider even higher tax increases. "What I believe is the starting place is to go back to the Clinton levels," Mr. Edwards told reporters after addressing the 2,000 delegates to California's state Democratic Party convention.
  • (John)Edwards has a whole lot of explaining to do

    04/29/2007 1:49:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,434+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 29, 2007 | Salena Zito
    During the lead-up to the 2004 Iowa Caucus, John Edwards was fond of saying that three tickets would be punched out of the state and he wanted to be one of those tickets. Come caucus night, Howard Dean sagged, John Kerry held on, and Edwards surged, prompting him to thank Iowa for punching his ticket. For Edwards, there has never been any doubt he would run again in 2008. So he kept his foot on caucus soil and spent four years devoting time, money and effort to Iowa. Would have been a great strategy, had the primary landscape not changed....
  • Wal-Mart Sued Over Ammunition Sale In Las Cruces

    04/25/2007 9:36:03 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 70 replies · 1,575+ views ^ | 4/25/07 | staff
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A lawsuit alleges Wal-Mart sold ammunition to an unstable man accused of fatally shooting another man six hours later in Las Cruces. Kenneth Rauch, 49, of Las Cruces has been charged with first-degree murder in the April 25, 2005, killing of Eusebio Escobedo, 27, of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The lawsuit, filed on Monday in state district court, lists the plaintiffs as Escobedo's children, fiancée and estranged wife. Their attorney, Ken Egan of Las Cruces, said Wal-Mart has a policy governing the sale of firearms, including background checks. The lawsuit alleges employees at a Wal-Mart in Las...
  • Elizabeth Edwards: scared of "rabid, rabid Republican" neighbor

    04/08/2007 3:25:28 PM PDT · by HoldFast · 165 replies · 7,853+ views
    MyrtleBeachOnline ^ | 04/08/07 | MIKE BAKER
    MIKE BAKER Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. - Elizabeth Edwards says she is scared of the "rabid, rabid Republican" who owns property across the street from her Orange County home - and she doesn't want her kids going near the gun-toting neighbor. Edwards, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, particularly recalls the time neighbor Monty Johnson brought out a gun while chasing workers investigating a right of way off his property. The Edwards family has yet to meet Johnson in person. "I wouldn't be nice to him anyway," Edwards said in an interview. "I don't want my kids anywhere...
  • Edwards: Let IRS do millions of returns

    04/07/2007 8:44:36 AM PDT · by gonewt · 70 replies · 1,808+ views
    RALEIGH -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards wants the Internal Revenue Service to calculate and complete the income tax returns of up to 50 million Americans annually.In a podcast the campaign will post on its Web site today, Edwards says the U.S. tax code is unnecessarily complicated and full of loopholes that favor the wealthy over the working class.Under his plan, the IRS would gather tax information for 50 million Americans with relatively simple returns. The IRS would calculate their tax bill or refund, and mail a final report to the taxpayer, who would be able to just sign and...
  • Edwards on Global Warming:'It'll make world war look like heaven'

    03/14/2007 2:32:15 PM PDT · by Khepera · 66 replies · 1,413+ views
    Live Leak ^ | March 13th 2007 | video
    John Edwards: March 13th Bennett College Rally at Bennett College with Presidential Candidate John Edwards, March 13th 2007. Edwards on Skipping Fox News Debate: 'I saw absolutely no reason to give Fox a special platform especially given their history on how they treat Democrats and Democrat Presidential candidates' Edwards on Global Warming: 'This is an emergency' 'It's a frightening thing' 'It'll make world war look like heaven'
  • John Edwards: March 13th Bennett College (Global warming: make world war look like heaven')

    03/14/2007 6:58:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 605+ views
    Liveleak ^ | 3/14/07 | staff
    Rally at Bennett College with Presidential Candidate John Edwards, March 13th 2007. Edwards on Skipping Fox News Debate: 'I saw absolutely no reason to give Fox a special platform especially given their history on how they treat Democrats and Democrat Presidential candidates' Edwards on Global Warming: 'This is an emergency' 'It's a frightening thing' 'It'll make world war look like heaven'
  • Adviser Regrets Pushing Edwards on Iraq

    03/13/2007 10:41:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 677+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/13/7 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was skeptical about voting for the Iraq war resolution and was pushed into it by advisers looking out for his political future, according to an upcoming book by one of his former consultants. Democratic strategist Bob Shrum writes in his memoir to be published in June that he regrets advising Edwards to give President Bush the authority to go to war in Iraq. He said if Edwards had followed his instincts instead of the advice of political professionals, he would have been a stronger presidential candidate in 2004. Edwards spokesman David Ginsberg...
  • Syndicator Keeps Ann Coulter

    03/08/2007 9:02:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1,617+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 8, 2007
    The distributor of conservative pundit Ann Coulter’s column, Universal Press Syndicate, has no plans to drop her column despite the flap she created with her recent "faggot” comment. Coulter used the gay slur in reference to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards during a March 2 speech at the American Conservative Union’s Political Action Conference. So far three newspapers that carried her column have announced that they would stop running it, and the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign has launched a letter-writing effort demanding that Universal stop distributing the column. But in a statement, Universal’s president and editor Lee Salem...
  • Edwards to Skip Nevada Debate Hosted by Fox ("progressive" gathers 250,000 signatures)

    03/08/2007 2:26:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 916+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2007 | Anne E. Kornblut and Chris Cillizza
    Former Sen. John Edwards campaign announced that he will skip the Nevada Democratic Party's planned August presidential debate, the latest fallout from the party's decision to have the Fox Network host the event. The move sparked an outcry, particularly among liberals and activist bloggers, who accused Fox of being too sympathetic to Republicans and demanded that the Democratic candidates boycott the forum., one of the nation's leading progressive organizations, gathered more than 250,000 signatures asking the Nevada Democratic Party to drop Fox as a debate sponsor. The group also created a web site -- -- to highlight the...