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  • John Edwards Revisits His Past, Hanging Law Shingle Again

    11/19/2013 10:17:09 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 28 replies
    John Edwards Revisits His Past, Hanging Law Shingle Again BY PETER LATTMAN AND KIM SEVERSON Before he served as a United States senator, before he made a run at the presidency and before his political career collapsed amid a sex scandal and fraud trial, John Edwards was a trial lawyer. Now, Mr. Edwards is returning to his roots and opening a new law practice. The plaintiffs’ firm, Edwards Kirby, reunites him with his former partner, David F. Kirby, and includes on its payroll his eldest daughter, Cate Edwards. “The reason we formed this firm is because we all believe in...
  • Another comeback kid? John Edwards reactivates law license, books speaking gig

    05/18/2013 5:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Former presidential contender John Edwards has reactivated his license to practice law and is setting out on the speaking circuit. The two-time presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator is scheduled to appear June 6 at a private retreat in Orlando, Fla., for lawyer clients of the marketing firm PMP. A records check with the N.C. State Bar shows Edwards has also reactivated his license to practice law, which had been inactive for more than a decade.....
  • Rielle Hunter and John Edwards Split Up

    06/26/2012 7:54:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Russell Goldman and Katie Kindelan
    Rielle Hunter and John Edwards ended their controversial relationship last week, just days after her new book debuted and she went public about how they met, hid their affair and had a baby girl together. "We are a family, but as of the end of last week John Edwards and I are no longer a couple. Not at all," Hunter told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America."
  • John Edwards Trial Live

    04/23/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 21 replies ^ | 4/23/2012 | Chris Vaughn
    Live updates of the John (Breck Girl) Edwards federal campaign finance law violation trial.
  • John Edwards used Soccer Mom Madam Anna Gristina to hook up with prostitute in 2007: report

    03/22/2012 6:22:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 22, 2012 | Christina Boyle
    Former Sen. John Edwards allegedly used the services of a call girl employed by accused Soccer Mom Madam Anna Gristina while he was running for President, according to a report. The woman told investigators that Edwards paid her for sex during a 2007 visit to New York to raise money for his failed White House bid, DNAinfo reported Thursday. Edwards’ lawyers did not comment, the website said.
  • Trial of John Edwards pushed back to January

    09/08/2011 7:11:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 8, 2011
    (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered that the criminal trial of former senator and presidential candidate John Edwards be delayed three months until January 2012. The delay was granted Wednesday after Edwards' lawyers requested more time to prepare a defense against charges that Edwards violated campaign finance laws. Following Edwards' indictment in June, the trial was initially set for July. It was delayed until October, but Edwards' lawyers sought even more time to review some 400,000 pages of documents generated by the government's 34-month investigation.
  • "Book 'em Danno!" ... John Edwards' Mug Shot Released

    06/15/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    John Edwards' mug shot released By: CNN Political Unit (CNN)–Former U.S. Senator John Edwards, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations in early June. His mug shot was obtained by CNN following a Freedom of Information Act request. The plea came after a federal grand jury indicted him on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. A grand jury has been investigating whether money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations, a contention Edwards' team has disputed. A plea deal between the two-time...
  • The Persecution of John Edwards

    06/09/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | June 9, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    John Edwards is a vain, lying scum who cheated on his wife while she was dying of cancer. But one thing far worse than his contemptible conduct is the government's effort to put him in jail for it. In this case, prosecutors are exploiting a vague, confusing law to criminalize conduct that has not been treated as a crime before. The only good news is that its prosecution is so ill-founded and over the top that it is likely to fail. Federal prosecutors have a checkered record of late when it comes to high-profile public officials. Former Illinois Gov. Rod...
  • Is John Edwards' Fall a Tragedy?

    06/07/2011 4:17:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 7, 2011 | Mona Charen
    The Washington Post has issued a post-mortem on the career of John Edwards ("American Dream is Irrevocably Undone") and finds tragedy and pathos. "The man born Johnny Reid Edwards had it. Great gobs of potential." He might have been, the Post laments, "a great husband, could have been an enduring statesman ... president." But fate intervened. With his indictment on misuse of campaign funds last week, "America witnessed the latest distasteful episode in ... (the) fall from grace of a political comet." Grace, as any unblinkered observer could detect, is not a word that ever belonged in the same sentence...
  • Breaking: Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

    06/03/2011 7:17:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 149 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03 JUNE 11
    <p>Breaking: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Presidential Candidate John Edwards.</p>
  • Breaking: Edwards indicted on conspiracy, false statement charges

    06/03/2011 8:59:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | June 3,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    As expected, the Department of Justice landed with both feet on former Senator and one-time Democratic nominee for Vice President John Edwards today. The DoJ released a grand jury indictment on six counts — four of illegal campaign contributions, and one each of conspiracy and making false statements to the FEC: John Edwards, a two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and a former U.S. senator from North Carolina, was indicted today on charges of conspiracy and false statements. The indictment is the culmination of a secretive federal probe that has been going on for more than two years. The...
  • Edwards' reputation probably beyond repair

    06/02/2011 5:33:45 PM PDT · by NCjim · 28 replies
    WRAL ^ | June 2, 2011
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal indictment is looming for former presidential candidate John Edwards, who is still sitting on $2.8 million in his campaign fund from 2008. Whether he could use that money to fight potential criminal charges depends on the Federal Elections Commission, which makes recommendations on a case-by-case basis. ... Edwards will have little recourse to rehabilitate his image and renew his legal career if confronted with charges involving the money used to cover up his extramarital affair. A plea to a felony charge involving campaign finances could strip him of his law license, ending any hope he...
  • John Edwards suicidal over possible jail time, magazine claims

    04/18/2011 7:02:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 86 replies
    WBTV (NC) ^ | Apr 06, 2011
    A newspaper claims former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards would reportedly kill himself before he is forced to go to jail. Edwards is under investigation for improperly using campaign funds to cover up an affair he had with a woman in which a child was conceived while he was still married to the late Elizabeth Edwards. A grand jury has been meeting near Raleigh, and recently, a key witness in the case was re-interviewed. According to The Daily Mail, the National Enquirer has written that Edwards told a friend, 'I won't go to jail. I'd kill myself first!' The statement...
  • National Enquirer: Former Sen. Edwards Facing "Imminent" Indictment

    03/04/2010 2:54:57 PM PST · by TigerBait · 26 replies · 816+ views
    Newsmax ^ | yesterday
    Former Democratic Sen. John Edwards is facing “imminent” indictment relating to his use of campaign funds to cover up an extramarital affair during his 2008 presidential run, according to The National Enquirer. A grand jury has been investigating the North Carolinian's use of the funds since April, and the Enquirer quotes a friend of Edwards saying that, although the former candidate does not believe he did anything wrong, he is “terrified” that he will be made an example of in this case. And in a soap opera twist, Elizabeth Edwards may in fact testify against her estranged husband, The Hill...
  • Officers to Retrieve John Edwards Sex Tape

    02/08/2010 10:56:37 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 78 replies · 1,580+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 2/8/10 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina judge wants security officers to accompany a former John Edwards aide as he goes to retrieve a sex tape of his former boss. Superior Court Judge Abraham Penn Jones said in an order released Monday that the Orange County sheriff has appointed a security firm to help recover the video and other items. Former Edwards loyalist Andrew Young has said he has the original tape and copies stored in an Atlanta safety deposit box. Jones wants the security officer to accompany Young into the vault. Jones has declared Young was in contempt for not...
  • John Edwards: The Ultimate King of Heels?

    02/07/2010 12:37:26 PM PST · by theothercheek · 26 replies · 959+ views
    FOX News ^ | February 6, 2010 | The Stiletto
    A spate of salacious new details about John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter – and his handlers’ desperate, and possibly felonious, attempts at damage control – has become the source of endless talk recently with the publication of the bestselling campaign post-mortem “Game Change” and former campaign aide Andrew Young’s tell-all, “The Politician.” Edwards is just one in a long line of ambitious pols to cheat on his wife, and his affair with Hunter shares a number of interesting parallels with the sex scandals of previous presidents and candidates for the office.
  • John and Elizabeth Edwards Legally Separated (Breck Girl Kicked To The Curb)

    01/27/2010 7:00:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies · 1,352+ views
    John and Elizabeth Edwards Legally Separated In Tell-All-Book, Ex-Edwards Aide Says Couple Discussed How Cancer Would Help in the Polls By JAMES HILL, NADINE SHUBAILAT and LAUREN SHER Jan. 27, 2010 With John Edwards' electrifying U.S. Senate win in 1998, it was his wife Elizabeth Edwards who captivated the nation. A strong, smart, resilient woman, she became one of her husband's greatest political strengths. "He was young and good looking and charming [and] his wife did not fit Hollywood's central casting of what a political wife should look like. She was a little bit heavy-set. She was an attorney in...
  • Can John Edwards' Dreadful Image Be Rehabilitated?

    01/26/2010 5:44:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 1,176+ views
    Time ^ | Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 | Belinda Luscombe
    There's unpopular, there's widely loathed, there's despised, and then there's John Edwards. Americans are a tolerant people, but they have a line, and evidently when you cheat on your cancer-stricken wife, lie about it to everyone while running for President and then decline to acknowledge fathering a love child for two years, you've crossed it. Given the towering stack of strikes against him, can Edwards resume any kind of public life? Short of curing his wife's cancer, is there anything he could do to get people to at least tolerate him? According to a recent poll, the former presidential candidate...
  • National Enquirer submitting John Edwards coverage for Pulitzers

    01/21/2010 12:10:53 PM PST · by pissant · 15 replies · 431+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 1/21/10 | Howard Kurtz
    The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to enter his paper's work on the John Edwards scandal for a Pulitzer Prize. Don't laugh. "It's clear we should be a contender for this," Barry Levine said by phone Thursday, hours after the former presidential candidate admitted what the newspaper had been reporting all along: that he is the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. "The National Enquirer, a supermarket tabloid, was able to publish this reporting." Although the staff never doubted its reports that Edwards had fathered a baby girl with his former campaign videographer, Levine said, "there is...
  • John Edwards' $400 Haircut Tip Came From Obama Campaign

    11/10/2009 3:12:24 PM PST · by earlJam · 32 replies · 2,080+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/10/09
    John Edwards' $400 Haircut Tip Came From Obama Campaign 4:59 pm November 10, 2009 Remember John Edwards' famous $400 haircut? It was that story, leaked to Politico back in April of 2007, that helped bring down Edwards as a "man of the people" kind of candidate in his second bid for the White House. And where did that tip come from? The Obama campaign. Politico's Ben Smith, who initially reported the "hair apparent" story, writes that David Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama's race for the White House, fesses up to the Obama campaign's role in leaking the story: I was...
  • 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...
  • John Edwards' Affair Made His Wife Throw Up

    04/30/2009 12:42:23 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 45 replies · 2,043+ views
    Hollywood Life ^ | 04/30/09 | Louis Virtel
    In her new memoir, Resilience, John Edwards' wife, Elizabeth, said she was sick to her stomach when her husband confessed his affair with videographer Rielle Hunter. She writes, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up." Which is probably the same way her husband reacted when the National Enquirer broke the story of his affair and chased him through a parking garage at the Beverly Hilton. Elizabeth, who has an incurable cancer, said Hunter seduced her husband by telling him he was "so hot" and that though John confessed the affair to her in 2006, he...

    04/18/2009 10:14:21 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 1,725+ views
    Enquirer ^ | 4/18/09 | staff
    John Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter is "ready for her close-up" with her first national TV interview since the cheating scandal wrecked his career, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. In a startling change of heart, Rielle Hunter has decided to face the cameras and has narrowed her choice of interviewer to either "ABC News" correspondents Diane Sawyer or Barbara Walters, say sources. "Rielle had previously assured John she wasn't going to spill the beans," said a close source. "But she's changed her tune after thinking Elizabeth Edwards might disparage her in the upcoming interview she's already taped with Oprah Winfrey. "The...

    04/07/2009 5:22:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 975+ views
    Nat. Enquirer ^ | 4/7/09 | staff
    A federal grand jury is convening to investigate former presidential candidate John Edwards in connection with possible campaign finance violations related to paying his mistress, Rielle Hunter, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. At least four former Edwards campaign workers recently received secret subpoenas to testify in Raleigh, N.C., according to a close source in Washington, D.C. One witness has confirmed receipt of the government document and has already contacted a lawyer, according to the source.

    03/04/2009 11:52:35 AM PST · by freeplancer · 62 replies · 2,906+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | Freeplancer
    Story at link.
  • Edwards’ Absence Noted — and Endorsed — By Party Leaders

    08/26/2008 4:19:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 194+ views
    CQ ^ | 8/26/08 | Ed Epstein
    John Edwards, the Democrats’ 2004 vice presidential nominee who unsuccessfully sought the top spot on the party’s ticket this year, is like the man who never was among party leaders gathered in Denver. Edwards, the one-term North Carolina senator whose 2008 candidacy ended in January, admitted in early August, after a lot of tabloid disclosures, that he had been carrying on an extramarital affair with a campaign aide even as his wife, Elizabeth, was battling cancer. He also admitted that he had repeatedly lied about it. It still isn’t clear if he fathered an out of wedlock child during the...
  • John Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness

    08/26/2008 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2008 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    ExclusiveJohn Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness By THOMAS M. DeFRANK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Updated Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 12:07 AM   DENVER - John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair - but hearing their rage instead.As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party - or a political future - trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls.It's proving a hard sell with onetime true believers. CLICK TO SEE A PHOTO...
  • John Edwards promised Rielle Hunter they'd be together - report

    08/20/2008 9:50:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 45 replies · 299+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/20/08 | Larry McShane
    One-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards promised his mistress they would reunited once his cancer-stricken wife died, the National Enquirer reported. The Enquirer - which first broke word of the Edwards scandal - also reported that mistress Rielle Hunter refuses to make Edwards take a paternity test because she fears it will jeopardize their future. Edwards, who admitted the affair earlier this month after repeated denials, remains in contact with Hunter even now, according to the Enquirer. The North Carolina politician called her after his Aug. 8 confession on national television, reportedly telling her: "We'll be together when Elizabeth is...
  • Lawyers’ Ties in Edwards Case Suggest Extent of Hiding Affair (NY Times jumps in with both feet)

    08/14/2008 9:52:59 PM PDT · by Scarchin · 33 replies · 216+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 15, 2008 | SERGE F. KOVALESKI and MIKE MCINTIRE
    snip-The revelations of ties among the lawyers emerged through public records and interviews with people close to Mr. Edwards and Ms. Hunter, which suggested that their affair went on longer than Mr. Edwards admitted and that the effort to conceal it by Mr. Edwards’s inner circle was much more extensive than has been reported. The review found that Mr. Edwards’s political action committee went to unusual lengths to make a final $14,000 payment to Ms. Hunter’s film company months after its contract with the committee had ended. The payment was issued while the committee was short on cash and could...
  • Susan Collins:"Donn't think he(Edwards) is the father of the child?”

    08/14/2008 6:57:46 PM PDT · by maccaca · 6 replies · 189+ views
    Via Tapper, a palate-cleansing Kinsleyan gaffe from Susan Collins confirming that everyone in America, from the checkout counter to the Senate, is on the same page vis-a-vis Silky. The exchange starts at 2:00. Meanwhile, Radar picks through the latest tidbits from the Enquirer (print edition only) and floats a familiar theory about who their super-secret source might be. Exit quotation: “Of course I love you. Don’t worry, we’ll get through this.”
  • The Drive-Bys and the Breck Girl

    08/14/2008 3:00:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 170+ views
    EIB ^ | 8/14/08 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to spend a little time here, just a brief moment, on the Breck Girl. This is a story, ladies and gentlemen, not going away. People ask me, "Rush, it's over. What's the big deal? Why stick with Edwards?" This is a multilayered story, and to illustrate this, I am holding in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers (shuffling paper) a printed copy of an article by the illustrious Walter Shapiro writing at Walter Shapiro is a Drive-Byer, and he used to write for USA Today. "After covering John Edwards -- and liking him -- for years,...
  • Is Rielle Hunter the National Enquirer's Source?

    08/14/2008 12:29:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 324+ views
    Radar ^ | 8/14/08 | staff
    Another issue of the National Enquirer, another round of sordid allegations about the extent to which John Edwards is lying about his affair with Rielle Hunter. The four new pieces: • Edwards didn't confess until after a campaign staffer walked in on him and Hunter having an "intimate moment" in hotel room. Word eventually got to Elizabeth Edwards, who then confronted John, who then admitted the whole thing. But this all happened after he'd already declared his candidacy for the presidency. • The whole public tango over the DNA test, with Edwards saying he wants one and Hunter saying she...
  • Elizabeth Edwards stayed with cheating husband John for children's sake

    08/14/2008 8:08:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 90 replies · 576+ views
    Daily News ^ | Aug. 13, 2008 | NANCY DILLON, TINA MOORE and HELEN KENNEDY
    An anguished Elizabeth Edwards decided to stay with her cheating husband because she is dying and worried about their two young children, her closest friend says. "It's just tragic. That's all I can say about it," Hargrave McElroy, Elizabeth's best friend, told the Daily News. In a longer interview with People magazine, McElroy, a North Carolina teacher, said John Edwards didn't confess his adultery with his flaky videographer, Rielle Hunter, until after he officially announced his presidential run in December 2006. Then Elizabeth had a terrible choice to make. "There was anguish - excruciating anguish - for her in dealing...
  • Report: Edwards' wife in anguish after affair

    08/13/2008 7:08:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 59 replies · 253+ views ^ | 8/13/08 |
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Elizabeth Edwards' decision not to leave her husband after he confessed to an affair was hastened by the discovery of her cancer recurrence just months after the revelation, her brother and a friend told People magazine. "She couldn't say, 'Well, maybe we'll work through this for years, or maybe we should separate for two years,"' said Hargrave McElroy, a friend, told the magazine for its Aug. 25 issue. "(The cancer) forced her to choose whether to move forward." Edwards, a two-time Democratic presidential candidate, admitted last week to having a short affair in 2006 with a filmmaker...
  • DFU SONG: Johnny Angel (Johnny Edwards said sweet bed words and convinced her she should submit)

    08/13/2008 6:41:49 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 242+ views
    DFU News of the Day in Song ^ | 8-13-08 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • Report: $$ Still Flows To Edwards' Ex (Did This Have To Be Reported To The IRS? Was It?

    08/13/2008 3:53:25 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies · 141+ views
    CBS News ^ | 8/13/2008 | Staff
    Former presidential candidate John Edwards knew his ex-mistress, Reille Hunter, was receiving payments from his former campaign finance chairman, according to the National Enquirer, the publication that broke the story of Edwards' affair. What's more, says the Enquirer, it has "uncovered that Edwards' political operatives are still paying" Hunter. After months of denials, Edwards admitted to the affair, but vehemently denied fathering a baby with Hunter, or knowing she was being paid. Edwards said, "I've never paid a dime of money to any of the people that are involved. I've never asked anybody to pay a dime of money, never...
  • Even By Trial Lawyer Standards, Edwards A Real Sleazebag (Ann Coulter Alert)

    08/13/2008 3:51:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 240+ views
    Ann ^ | 8/13/2008 | Ann Coulter
    The good news: DNA testing has confirmed that John Edwards is not the father of Rielle Hunter's baby. The bad news: The father is Bill Clinton. Ha ha -- just kidding! It's almost impossible to get pregnant by having the type of sex Bill Clinton prefers. Also, by now, everyone has heard the news that Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, has refused to grant a paternity test. I wonder if Edwards knew that when he was making his chesty offer to take a paternity test? Edwards gushed to ABC's Bob Woodruff: "I would welcome participating in a paternity test, be happy...
  • John Edwards is the daddy, Rielle Hunter pal sez

    08/12/2008 11:25:44 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 254+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/13/08 | Celeste Katz
    A Texas publicist who says she was Rielle Hunter's confidant when her secret affair began with John Edwards is convinced the ex-senator fathered her friend's baby. "She would not have a child with someone that she didn't love - and she loves him," said Pigeon O'Brien, who says she was pals with Hunter for 20 years until they lost touch a year ago. As "who's the daddy" speculation persisted, the National Enquirer reported last night that Edwards lied when he told the nation - and his sick wife - that he ended the "short" affair in 2006. Edwards renewed the...
  • Edwards, Obama And The Perils Of Narcissism (Michael Medved On The Dangers Of Self Love Alert)

    08/12/2008 9:50:39 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 25 replies · 293+ views ^ | 8/13/2008 | Michael Medved
    Democratic strategists loudly insist that the tawdry sex scandal consuming John Edwards will do no damage to the Obama campaign. Despite the very public embraces between the former North Carolina senator and the presumptive nominee, Obama apologists (can we coin a new term-- "Obamapologists"?) dismiss the Edwards case as an irrelevant distraction. After all, they say that their man never seriously considered his former rival as a potential running mate or even for a major cabinet post, so the unfolding disgrace of a one-time elected official bears no connection to Barack's visionary campaign of hope, change, and global redemption. For...
  • Caption two-timing liar John Edwards

    08/12/2008 4:20:02 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 48 replies · 176+ views
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  • The Rise and Fall of John Edwards

    08/11/2008 12:37:19 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 70 replies · 172+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | August 10, 2008 | Jim Morrill
    The rise and fall of John Edwards Political stardom to public apology By Jim Morrill Posted: Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008 When veteran Democratic strategist Bob Shrum first met John Edwards in 1997, he saw in the accomplished trial lawyer a raw political talent. “I called my partners and said. ‘I think I just met a future president of the United States,'” Shrum recalls. A year later, at 45, Edwards was elected to the U.S. Senate, launching a trajectory that in 2000 put him on the short list of Al Gore's vice presidential candidates. By 2001, he'd begun planning what...
  • Rielle trashes Elizabeth Edwards: 'She does not give off good energy'

    08/11/2008 4:11:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 77 replies · 465+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10th 2008 | HELEN KENNEDY
    Rielle Hunter compared John Edwards with Gandhi and went around trashing his cancer-stricken wife, it was reported Sunday. A Newsweek writer who courted her as a source during Hunter's affair with the presidential candidate portrays Edwards' mistress as a charming but hugely indiscreet muddlehead who called reporters with New Age babble about Edwards' "old soul." Asked about Elizabeth Edwards, who is unusually well-liked by political operatives and reporters, Hunter told reporter Jonathan Darman, "She does not give off good energy. ... I've only met her once.... She didn't make eye contact with me." Darman wrote of meeting Hunter, a former...
  • Edwards aide paid paramour to split

    08/10/2008 10:28:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 259+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/11/08 | staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. - There were few people closer to John Edwards during his presidential campaigns than Fred Baron, a renowned Texas trial lawyer who evolved into one of the Democratic Party’s key fund-raisers. Baron, who made his fortune as a celebrated litigator on asbestos-injury cases before turning his attention to Democratic presidential tickets, was part of Edwards’ inner circle of advisers. But when it came to one key financial decision, Baron said he chose to keep the former senator out of the loop. On Friday, after Edwards confessed to having an affair with Rielle Hunter, a video producer with whom...
  • Mystery over New Age healer's link to Edwards, mistress

    08/10/2008 10:13:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 7 replies · 175+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 8/10/08 | Sergio Kavelseski
    It was the encounter that would unceremoniously hoist former Sen. John Edwards' extramarital affair into full public view: a visit last month with the woman and her baby at her room at a hotel in Beverly Hills where Edwards was confronted by reporters for the National Enquirer as he tried to leave the building. At the center of that now fateful episode at the Beverly Hilton was Robert McGovern, a California resident described as a spiritual healer of 20 years and a friend and former associate of the woman with whom Edwards has admitted having the affair, Rielle Hunter. In...
  • John Edwards: Study in stupid

    08/10/2008 10:20:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 18 replies · 122+ views
    Nat. Post ^ | 8/10/08 | Diane Francis
    His $400 haircut was the first clue that this guy was a first-class narcissist Just around the time the above photo was taken, during the hotly contested primaries, John's ex-girlfriend was giving birth to a baby girl who, he claims, is not his even though he paid the mother hush money to keep it all quiet. After denying any shenanigans and bad-mouthing the media for perpetuating hurtful rumors, the dummy went on the tube and admitted that he had had an affair after all. This proves, by the way, that the National Enquirer now can boast that it employs one...
  • Edwards furious with ABC News

    08/10/2008 3:20:51 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 28 replies · 84+ views
    Broadcasting & Company ^ | August 9, 2008 | Marisa Guthrie
    John Edwards’ ludicrous denials of an extramarital affair crumbled on Friday when ABC News applied enough pressure to get Edwards to agree to an interview – and an admission – finally giving the story first reported in the National Enquirer legitimacy in the eyes of the mainstream media. The flood gates opened early Friday afternoon when Brian Ross and producer Rhonda Schwartz posted a story on stating that Edwards had admitted to an affair with Rielle Hunter, a videographer who was paid in excess of $100,000 by the Edwards campaign to make a few short web videos. The Enquirer...
  • John Edwards Thinks We're Stupid

    08/10/2008 2:39:43 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 138+ views
    National Review ^ | 8/10/08 | Jim Gerahgty
    The confession of John Edwards was, to me, worthy of attention for a few reasons, but not worthy of endless analysis. The guy's chances at being Obama's running mate or attorney general are shot to hell. Having said that... there are at least two glaring questions that suggest Edwards' explanation consists of additional lies. (Besides his claim that the affair started after she was hired by his PAC, and not before, which appears to be contradicted by the PAC billing records.) If the affair ended in 2006, why were Edwards and Hunter meeting in the Beverly Hills Hilton from 10...
  • Is John Edwards Rielle Hunter's baby daddy? We may never know

    08/10/2008 2:29:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 220+ views
    LA Times ^ | 8/10/08 | Liz Snead
    Saturday, Hunter's lawyer, Robert Gordon, issued a statement saying, “Rielle will not participate in DNA testing or any other invasion of her or her daughter's privacy now or in the future." JohnedwardssonSo I guess Edwards is pretty much off the hook on that offer to take a paternity test. Is that why he so freely offered to take one? But Edwards better not make her angry... oh, maybe by not giving her what she wants, forgetting her birthday, not paying enough attention to her, or by not marrying her in a few years... She could so change her mind. Talk...
  • What Rielle Hunter Told Me

    08/10/2008 12:13:24 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 85 replies · 1,325+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 08/10/08 | Jonathan Darman
    When I next saw Rielle weeks later, she told me that she'd been fired by the Edwards campaign. She seemed perfectly cheerful about it, but she proceeded to tell me a tale of woe—how the campaign hadn't understood her, how they'd ruined the Webisodes, how they'd impeded her vision and how Edwards himself had failed to defend her. The chief villain in this saga was Elizabeth Edwards. "Someday," Rielle said, "the truth about her is going to come out." [snip] But I didn't. I stayed in touch with Rielle for months. At lunch at the Soho House in late spring...
  • Edwards Caught In Another Big Lie

    08/10/2008 9:42:24 AM PDT · by MindBender26 · 49 replies · 99+ views
    Edwards: Affair was result of egotism, narcissism Former presidential candidate John Edwards talked about his extramarital affair with filmmaker Rielle Hunter. and the effect it had on his wife Elizabeth in an interview with Bob Woodruff for ABC's Nightline on Friday. Here are some excerpts: Did you have an affair? — "In 2006, two years ago, I made a very serious mistake, a mistake that I am responsible for and no one else. In 2006 I told Elizabeth and asked for her forgiveness, asked God for his forgiveness. We have kept this within our family since that time." —"I'm in...