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  • Former Gov., ex-convict (RAT felon) Edwin Edwards to run for Congress

    03/18/2014 2:18:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/17/14 | Dana Davidsen
    (CNN) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday he's running for the state's 6th Congressional district. Edwards, who was released from federal prison three years ago after serving nearly a decade on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion, made the announcement at a Press Club meeting in Baton Rouge. "I acknowledge that there are good reasons why I should not run. I know that, but there are better reasons why I should and good reasons have to give way to better reasons and therefore, I will be a candidate for congress in the sixth congressional district this year," Edwards...
  • Meet Brenda Edwards, Mother of Accused ‘Bored’ Teen Killer James Edwards

    08/21/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Did “bored” teen James Edwards learn about crime from his mother? Edwards is the 15-year-old apparent gang member accused of shooting Australian baseball player Chris Lane in the back last Friday. He appeared in court Tuesday and reportedly made a mockery of the proceedings. A search on Mugshots.com turns up one Brenda M. Edwards, 50, of Stephens County, Oklahoma. I called the Stephens County district attorney’s office today and confirmed that Brenda M. Edwards is James Edwards’ mother. Edwards is currently incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections . Her extensive rap sheet begins in 1994 with a conviction for...
  • Rielle Hunter's book tour.. comes to an end after just 6,000 copies are sold

    07/11/2012 9:29:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 11, 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    It was billed to be an explosive tell-all about what 'really happened' during the affair that ended a marriage and the dreams of the man who was being pipped to be the next U.S. president. But after all the hype, it seems not that many people really wanted to hear Rielle Hunter's side of the story, as the book about her relationship with former senator John Edwards has sold just 6,000 copies. Due to poor sales, Hunter seems to have dropped under the radar and scheduled no additional tour dates despite an initial media blitz.
  • 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."
  • Some of Obama dirty scandals

    06/24/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Milagros · 3 replies
    Solyndra scandal  ( http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-09-18/news/ct-met-kass-0918-20110918_1_solyndra-loan-guarantee-obama-fundraisers-obama-white-house ) DoJ [Nation of Islam's 'kill white babies' racist linked] NBPP, scandal  ( http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/247116/new-black-panther-party-case-update-e-mails-call-question-dojs-story-hans-von-spakovsk . http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/06/video-the-nice-young-man-eric-holder-left-off-the-hook/ ) DoJ Enabling voting fraud ( http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/3/scandal-at-justice-enabling-vote-fraud/ ) John Edwards sex scanda -- Obama knew.. In 2008. ( http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/05/08/edwards-donor-i-told-obama-campaign-about-affair ) Fast & Furious  ( http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2012/06/24/how-president-obama-his-own-worst-enemy-fast-and-furious, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/23/court-rulings-suggest-privilege-claim-over-furious-docs-would-fizzle/ ) Hani Nour Eldin - Entry for 'banned' terroristic Islamic in Gamaa Islamiya member who met in Washington with Obama admin. officials.  ( http://www.kptv.com/story/18857811/us-probes-visa-issued-to-egypt-terror-group-member )
  • 'There was zero sleep': Rielle Hunter on her first time with John Edwards

    06/19/2012 10:58:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012
    Rielle Hunter says the first time she slept with John Edwards was the 'most extraordinary night of her life.' Lurid details continue to emerge about the affair that annihilated the two-time presidential candidate's political career as Hunter's tell-all memoir slowly leaks to the public. The couple met in February 2006 at the Regency Hotel in New York City. Hours after Hunter approached the former North Carolina Senator, he called her up to his hotel room for a night of 'surrender' and 'zero sleep.' [Snip] Hunter says she caught Edwards' eye at the hotel when she followed him out of a...
  • Justice Department drops remaining charges against John Edwards

    06/13/2012 1:58:05 PM PDT · by Justaham · 39 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 6/13/12 | Liz Goodwin
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it will give up its criminal case against former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, NPR reports. In May, a deadlocked North Carolina federal jury found Edwards not guilty of one charge of accepting illegal campaign donations. The group couldn't reach a decision on five other felony charges, including one alleging that Edwards knowingly used $1 million in secret campaign donations from wealthy donors to support his mistress. Edwards could have faced 30 years in prison if convicted. Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer said in a statement that the Justice Department put forward its best...
  • Edwards advised to keep low profile before 2nd act (speaker at Charlotte RAT convention?)

    06/03/2012 3:08:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/01/12 | MARTHA WAGGONER, MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Edwards advised to keep low profile before 2nd actBy MARTHA WAGGONER and MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press – Fri, Jun 1, 2012 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now that he has survived his campaign corruption trial, John Edwards may face an even tougher fight to regain the public's respect. Image experts and friends recommended that the disgraced former Democratic presdential candidate put his public and political life on hold for a few years. The details of his affair and child with his mistress that were replayed at his trial are too fresh, they say. "Plant a small garden, tend that garden...
  • Liberals Slam Republics over Prosecuting 'Honorable' Edwards, Celebrate Not Guilty Ruling

    05/31/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/31/12 | Aurelius
    John Edwards is an awful human being who cheated on his cancer stricken wife, impregnating his mistress and lying to the people of the United States... Out of this miscarriage of justice, as expected, the Left is riding their high horse in order to shield a terrible person and slam conservatives. It would almost be shocking if it wasn't so disgusting. ...Over at the Huffington Post, it's the Republicans who are dirty, not the adulterer: And don't forget, Edwards 'only' cheated on his dying wife! What about Buuuuuush?! ...And finally, hey, Edwards is just a straight-up good guy:
  • Breaking News:John Edwards found not guilty on one of six counts

    05/31/2012 1:37:01 PM PDT · by edpc · 33 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 31 May 2012 | ABC
    Edwards not guilty on one count, mistrial on 5 other counts. Just headline for now on Yahoo. Pending video conference at link.
  • For Edwards, One Not-Guilty Verdict and a Mistrial on Five Charges

    05/31/2012 1:35:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 31, 2012 | John Schwartz
    The jury in the federal campaign finance case against former Senator John Edwards said Thursday that it had found him not guilty on one of the six counts against him, and the judge declared a mistrial on the others. The verdict came on the third count, which involved donations from the heiress Rachel Mellon. Mrs. Mellon gave more than $725,000 to help Mr. Edwards during his 2008 presidential campaign, during which large sums were spent to cover up an affair between Mr. Edwards and a former staff videographer, Rielle Mellon, with whom he conceived a daughter.
  • Judge orders deadlocked jury in John Edwards..trial to continue deliberations

    05/31/2012 12:29:27 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2012 | Staff
    URGENT: Judge orders deadlocked jury in John Edwards federal corruption trial to continue deliberations after they failed to reach a verdict on all but one of six felony counts...
  • John Edwards Jury Reaches Verdict

    05/31/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT · by sean327 · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 31, 2012 | MAT MENDEZ
    After a lengthy deliberation, a North Carolina jury has reached a verdict in the John Edwards mistress-and-money trial. The verdict is expected to be read shortly. The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules. Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.
  • Lessons Learned from the Edwards Trial

    05/26/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 5 replies
    The Rhino Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | John Hammer
    I learned something about political campaigns at the Johnny Reid Edwards trial last week. I knew that politicians lie, and I knew that people campaigning for politicians lie. What I didn't know is that all the people working for the campaign are lying to each other, or at least that was the case in the Edwards presidential campaign. Harrison Hickman, the pollster for the campaign who testified on Monday, May 14, said that the Edwards campaign wasn't a lot different from the other presidential campaigns he had worked for, and he admitted would send out polling information he thought was...
  • Lessons Learned from the Edwards Trial

    05/26/2012 1:00:09 PM PDT · by HIDEK6
    The Rhino Times ^ | May 24, 2012 | John Hammer
    I learned something about political campaigns at the Johnny Reid Edwards trial last week. I knew that politicians lie, and I knew that people campaigning for politicians lie. What I didn't know is that all the people working for the campaign are lying to each other, or at least that was the case in the Edwards presidential campaign. Harrison Hickman, the pollster for the campaign who testified on Monday, May 14, said that the Edwards campaign wasn't a lot different from the other presidential campaigns he had worked for, and he admitted would send out polling information he thought was...
  • John Edwards Has Been Flirting With A Female Juror At His Trial

    05/25/2012 12:26:58 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 56 replies
    ABC News is reporting that John Edwards has been repeatedly flirting with a female juror during his trial, a distraction that "has become so obvious that even Edwards' attorneys have to work to suppress their laughter at the absurdity of it all." The juror (who is an alternate) is a young woman with jet-black hair. According to the report, "The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles at her. She giggles. He blushes."
  • Female Juror Flirts With John Edwards

    05/25/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 25, 2012
    Here’s a riddle: What comes in group of four and is the color of French’s Mustard? After a week of deliberations, the four alternate jurors have become the prime distraction for the assembled press corps and spectators in the courtroom. On Thursday the alternates – three women and one man – caused something of a stir when they showed up in matching bright yellow shirts, hardly bothering to suppress their snickering as the judge addressed the main panel of jurors. Today they are all wearing red. For nearly four weeks, 16 jurors heard all the evidence in Edwards’ case....
  • Jury in John Edwards trial asks to see evidence exhibits

    05/21/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT · by bkopto · 8 replies
    Canada TV News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Staff
    The jury deciding the fate of John Edwards has asked to see more evidence exhibits. The former presidential candidate faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday, after nearly four weeks of testimony. Deliberations continued Monday morning. On Monday afternoon, the jurors asked to see eight evidence exhibits. Prosecutors have accused the Democrat of masterminding a scheme to use nearly $1 million in secret payments from two donors to help hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008.
  • John Edwards Defense Relies on Definition of (the word) 'The'

    05/14/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 14, 2012 | James Hill and Beth Loyd
    Not since Bill Clinton challenged the definition of "is" has so much hinged on a very short word. John Edwards appears to basing much of his defense, which begins today in a North Carolina courtroom, on the legal interpretation of the word "the." Edwards has listened to three weeks of testimony meant to prove that he violated federal campaign finance laws by using nearly $1million in donations to hide his mistress Rielle Hunter and her pregnancy during his bid for the 2008 presidential election and in the months after he dropped out -- but was still angling to be vice...
  • Edwards wanted to be Supreme Court justice, former adviser testifies

    05/10/2012 3:36:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Jonathan Serrie
    Even as John Edwards' presidential hopes dwindled, the candidate had ambitions for high office, his former senior economic adviser testified Thursday. "We talked about a more elaborate long-term goal of Mr. Edwards, which was to be a Supreme Court justice," Leo Hindery said on the witness stand. Instead of landing on the federal bench, Edwards is now a defendant in federal court. The detail about Edwards' lingering political aspirations emerged shortly before the prosecution rested its case Thursday in that trial, calling its last set of witnesses after a dramatic three weeks of testimony. Prosecutors did not end up calling...
  • Edwards' wife spent final days tormented by wounded heart

    05/09/2012 6:12:36 PM PDT · by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better · 40 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/9/12 | Jonathan Serrie
    Crying openly in court, a former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards delivered emotional testimony about the former presidential candidate's late wife, suggesting that she died with emotional wounds left by her cheating husband.
  • John Edwards' Main Source of Hush Money Was 101-Year-Old Woman

    05/04/2012 8:03:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | JAMES HILL and BETH LOYD
    The key person funding John Edwards' cover up of his affair was a 101-year-old philanthropist who had swooned over the Democratic presidential contender in 2007. Rachel "Bunny" Mellon was so taken with Edwards after meeting him at her Virginia estate in 2005 that she lent her personal plane to take him home to North Carolina, her confidante Bryan Huffman told the jury at Edwards' trial.
  • Edwards' daughter leaves courtroom in tears over testimony on Elizabeth Edwards

    05/03/2012 5:53:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2012
    John Edwards' daughter left the courtroom in tears Wednesday as a former aide testified about an argument Edwards had with his now-deceased wife, Elizabeth, on the day a tabloid published a story on his affair. Edwards turned to his daughter, Cate, as witness Christina Reynolds was beginning the account of the argument at the Raleigh airport. As Edwards asked if his daughter wanted to leave, Cate walked out of the room wiping her tears. She later returned to court after a recess.
  • Who Is Funding Barack Obama?

    07/28/2008 8:09:34 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 15 replies · 408+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | July 28, 2008 | Paul Hollrah
    Who Is Funding Barack Obama? by Paul Hollrah In a July 10 installment of “The World According to Barack,” we discussed Obama’s phenomenal fundraising juggernaut. Obama boasts of having built a contributor base of 1.5 million people, each contributing $5, $10, $20...or, as Obama assures us, “whatever they could afford.” Please do the math with me. The Obama campaign has disclosed that one-fourth, or $66.25 million of the $265 million reported as of May 31, 2008 (he has raised an additional $70 million during the month of June), came from those contributing $2,000, or more...which means that the remainder, or...
  • John Edwards, campaign reformer

    04/24/2012 9:20:02 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/24/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    The smart thinking among savvy election lawyers and political insiders is that federal prosecutors will have a hard time proving that John Edwards broke campaign finance laws when he ran for president in 2008. Edwards has pleaded not guilty. Election lawyer Jerry Goldfeder captured this view when he said, "With the government having to prove that Edwards knew the intricacies of the campaign finance law and intentionally broke it, the government has a very tough road in this trial. He may not be a sympathetic figure, but that doesn't mean he should go to prison for trying to hide his...
  • Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trial

    04/12/2012 2:32:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/12/12 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Jury selection set to begin in John Edwards trialBy MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press – 1 hr 5 mins ago GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection was set to begin Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards was expected inside a Greensboro, N.C., courtroom to face six criminal counts related to nearly $1 million in secret payments made by two campaign donors to help hide the married Democrat's pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. The money flowed to Andrew Young, a former campaign aide...
  • John Edwards' mistress furious over claims disgraced senator was one of Manhattan Madam's clients

    03/28/2012 2:05:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 28, 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    What goes around comes around. And if claims that disgraced senator John Edwards was a client of 'Manhattan Madam' Anna Gristina are true, then his mistress Rielle Hunter just got a taste of her own medicine. .................................................... A source told the National Enquirer: 'The news reports hit Rielle like a ton of bricks. She's been trying to have a second child with John - and now this. It's caused a major blowout!'
  • Edwards campaign told to repay $2.1M (He's having another bad hair day)

    03/18/2012 7:11:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | March 17, 2012 | Tom Breen
    John Edwards' defunct presidential campaign has less than a month to pay back $2.1 million in public matching funds to the U.S. Treasury, according to a Federal Election Commission decision unsealed Friday that upheld the panel's earlier finding. The commission batted aside arguments made by lawyers representing Edwards. They contended that the money in question was properly used during the campaign, and that problems with the commission led to an incorrect finding that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee received more money than he was entitled to. "After careful consideration, the commission determines that none of these arguments has merit,"...
  • John Edwards 'planning second baby with mistress'

    03/14/2012 3:17:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2012
    Disgraced former presidential candidate John Edwards has reportedly decided to have another child with the woman who destroyed his marriage. Rielle Hunter is reportedly hoping to become pregnant before Edwards' trial in April, after which he could be sentenced to up to 30 years in jail. Edwards, who has four children from his 33-year marriage to his late wife Elizabeth, already has a daughter with Hunter, four-year-old Quinn. The couple has now decided to have another baby as 48-year-old Hunter's 'biological clock is ticking loudly', the National Enquirer reported. 'She's made having another baby a top priority,' a source...
  • (John) Edwards' campaign spent nearly $900G in 2011 despite FEC complaint (owes taxpayers $2 mil)

    02/09/2012 4:51:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/09/12
    Edwards' campaign spent nearly $900G in 2011 despite FEC complaintPublished February 09, 2012 | FoxNews.com John Edwards' failed presidential campaign racked up close to $900,000 in expenses in 2011, according to newly filed finance reports, dropping thousands of dollars on airfare and hotels despite a ruling from federal election officials that he still owes taxpayers more than $2.1 million. The dozens of pages of filings for the year do not go into detail about where the flights were headed or where the hotels were booked. The purpose of the travel expenses was not clear. But they appeared to criss-cross the...
  • Judge: John Edwards Has Life-Threatening Condition (Trial postponed until March 26)

    01/13/2012 2:32:06 PM PST · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 13, 2012 | Michael Biesecker
    Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that will require surgery next month, his doctor told a judge presiding over Edwards' upcoming court case over possible campaign violations. A cardiologist for the 58-year-old ex-North Carolina Senator wrote two letters about his condition to Judge Catherine Eagles who talked about them Friday during a hearing to consider whether the trial would go on later this month. She delayed it until at least March 26. Edwards walked into the courtroom in Greensboro without assistance and appeared healthy. The judge requested that he be there. The judge did not give any...
  • John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition, judge says

    01/13/2012 12:19:15 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    POLITICO ^ | swampsniper
    John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that requires surgery and his trial has been delayed, according to reports Friday.
  • Ha! Ha!...I'll take Cain any day compared to the disaster in the White House!

    11/04/2011 7:19:23 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    11/04/11
    Earth to liberal News Media!...It's still a no-brainer. Your attempts at sinking Cain only make everyone madder at your hypocricy! Bill Clinton wanders around the White House with his pants around his ankles for eight years and that's o.k. because he's your boy. Now you scrape the bottom of the barrel to find anything that might destroy each and every republican candidate. You scum bag socialists are going to hit the wall! Your're party days are over!
  • Why did Establishment media go after Cain, yet leave it to The Enquirer to go after John Edwards?

    11/01/2011 9:31:49 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies · 1+ views
    11/1/2001 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Some time back, reports broke about John Edward's supposed extra-marital doings, and the establishment media wouldn't touch it, leaving it to The Enquirer. But the establishment media, or at least a component of it, seems to have no problem doing what seems to be the opposite with Herman Cain. Does the establishment (the political component of it?) want Romney to face Obama? McCain, we were told over and over again, was the toughest guy for Obama to face, and the best choice for Republicans. The MSM, on-the-other-hand, talked incessantly about how they were (at the same time) concerned that Obama...
  • John Edwards: Bush/Obama Conspiracy Pressing Charges Against Him

    10/13/2011 10:16:29 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/13/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    We all know what a terrible phony John Edwards, but this is beyond the pale, even for him. The former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee in 2004, who cheated on his cancer stricken wife and turned to divisive tactics to gain the party's nomination in 2008, is now blaming a conspiracy for his recent legal troubles. Edwards is charged with violating campaign finance laws relating to his 2008 campaign. Prosecutors claim that the former North Carolina Senator illegally used funds from his campaign to pay his mistress' cover-up story. The charges say that Edwards accepted over $1 million in illegal funds...
  • Edwin Edwards says Democrat party needs to move to the center

    09/19/2011 6:47:19 PM PDT · by astuddis · 30 replies
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, a longtime Democrat, says he tells state Democratic leaders that the party needs to move to the center and persuade people that it doesn't advocate socialized government. Though the Democratic Party has faced a string of losses in Louisiana and hasn't attracted well-known candidates for any statewide elections this fall, Edwards says he believes the party will attract people again. He compared politics in Louisiana and the nation to the swing of a pendulum, saying no one party stays victorious forever.
  • Ex-presidential hopeful (criminal RAT John) Edwards wants charges dropped

    08/27/2011 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/25/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    Ex-presidential hopeful Edwards wants charges droppedBy Jeremy Pelofsky Reuters – Thu, 25 Aug, 2011 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former presidential hopeful John Edwards plans to ask a judge to dismiss charges over alleged illegal campaign contributions because of problems with the grand jury that indicted him, among other reasons. Edwards, a Democratic who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004 and 2008, was indicted on six counts of conspiracy, taking illegal contributions and making false statements in a bid to cover up an extramarital affair during the 2008 recent campaign. His lawyers plan to file motions to dismiss by September 6, citing...
  • Edwards' mistress files motion in sex tape case (Rielle sleazy sex-tape war)

    07/23/2011 5:12:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 7/22/11
    Edwards' mistress files motion in sex tape caseBy The associated Press Published: July 22, 2011 HILLSBOROUGH - Attorneys for John Edwards' former mistress have filed a motion charging contempt of court against a former campaign aide and his wife, saying the couple provided off-limits information to federal prosecutors pursuing criminal charges against Edwards. Citing a hearing in a Greensboro courtroom last week in a separate criminal case involving Edwards, Rielle Hunter's attorneys contend that Andrew and Cheri Young or their legal team have turned over thousands of pages of material from her lawsuit against them. Further, they say Hunter was...
  • USAF Global Hawk Drones Return Themselves to Edwards AFB from Overseas Theaters... at 60,000 ft!

    06/21/2011 7:14:03 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 21, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk Above we have a Global Hawk UAV that has just returned from Iraq in one nonstop flight, rather than packed and transported via C-5/C-17 cargo, as would normally be the case. Do note the mission paintings on the fuselage- looks like 250+, they're really working these things, and drones are here to stay. This super-snooper can stay up for 36 hrs while operating above 60,000 feet, fulfilling the prior high-altitude surveillance role of the legendary, manned U-2. The Global Hawk is controlled via satellite by a flight-control center team in California's Mohave desert, who enjoy the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: JOHN EDWARDS NAILED BY DEAD WIFE’s VIDEO TESTIMONY!

    06/11/2011 5:20:29 AM PDT · by NCjim · 122 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 10, 2011 | BARRY LEVINE And ALEXANDER HITCHEN
    In a devastating act of ultimate revenge, a dying Elizabeth Ed­wards recorded a bombshell secret videotape for prosecutors – nailing her cheating husband John as he will stand trial on charges that could land him behind bars for 30 years. That’s the stunning secret behind the federal indictment brought against the disgraced former presidential candi­date on June 3 – following a two-year grand jury investigation into whether he illegally used campaign funds to cover up his affair with his then-pregnant mistress Rielle Hunter. “Elizabeth wanted to exact revenge against John for destroy­ing their 33-year marriage and family by cheating with...
  • Ten Reasons Why Your Liberties Are Being Lost

    06/11/2011 2:33:04 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 11 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 06/11/2011 | Barry Secrest
    It would now appear that the Democratically inspired, Rino approved onslaught against America's independence and freedom has been doubled down upon as of late. As the Conservatives battle to drag the leftist perpe-traitors out into the light--along with their ideas--increasingly intensifies, an ensuing battle by members of the Left becomes joined. Now, what could be described as the Mother of all tug-of-wars has ensued, as the Conservative media, Legislators and citizens on the Right wage ideological war against the axis press and their commanding minions on the Left, both laying siege to one another in earnest. But, as luck would...
  • The Persecution of John Edwards

    06/09/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Elizabeth Edwards’ revenge from the grave: She 'secretly recorded death-bed video testimony'

    06/08/2011 6:39:05 PM PDT · by tlb · 183 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8th June 2011 | John Stevens
    In a final act of revenge, Elizabeth Edwards secretly recorded a testimony in her dying days that helped prosecutors indict husband John last week, it was claimed today. John Edwards is due to stand trial on charges that could lead to a 30-year jail sentence after he pleaded not guilty on Friday to using $925,000 in campaign funds to cover up an affair and love child. The estranged wife of the former presidential candidate is alleged to have filmed a damning testimony that was central to the prosecution’s case for charges. Friends said the cancer victim, who died in December,...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- Weiner, Edwards, selling kidneys for IPads

    06/07/2011 4:19:35 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 06-07-11 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this episode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program we talk about the indictment of John Edwards and talk about the events leading up to the Anthony Weiner tweet pic incident. We also do our "made in America?" product pull from the Manhattan Ks, Target Store. Come and try to guess where the products you buy are made. It is a fun educational show and we invite you to listen.
  • John Edwards, campaign reformer

    06/07/2011 8:14:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/7/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    As a U.S. senator, John Edwards, a staunch defender of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform bill, decried "a system in which huge amounts of money continue to flow unregulated into the campaign process and ordinary people feel their vote makes no difference anymore." Last week, a federal grand jury indicted the North Carolina Democrat for allegedly violating federal election law by funneling nearly $1 million in campaign contributions - in violation of the $2,300 federal campaign contribution limit per election - to conceal an extramarital affair while he ran for president in 2008. Edwards denies any guilt. "I did not...
  • Is John Edwards' Fall a Tragedy?

    06/07/2011 4:17:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • John Edwards: Class-Warfare Charlatan

    06/05/2011 6:33:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/3/2011 | Robert Rector
    Former senator John Edwards is back in the news. As a politician, Edwards’s main theme was “poverty.” He ran on this issue twice in Democratic presidential primaries and as candidate for vice president in 2004. Edwards famously declared there were “two Americas,” one rich and one poor; as a candidate, he spent most of his time exaggerating the chasm between the two. In Edwards’s vision of America, nearly 40 million Americans live in “terrible” conditions, their daily life a “struggle with incredible poverty.” According to Edwards, America’s poor, who number “one in eight of us … do not have enough...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-03-11 ("THEY" are bringing down Edwards and Weiner!)

    06/03/2011 4:41:04 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 66 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 3, 2011 | DUmmie RandomThoughts, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    EDWARDS-WEINER 2012CHEATY AND TWEETYTHE TOTAL PACKAGE "THEY" are at it again! Those mysterious unseen forces are bringing down progressives left and left! John Edwards: VICTIM. Anthony Weiner: VICTIM. Dennis Kucinich: VICTIM. The list goes on and on. Ooh, those "THEY" people!! I could stamp my little feet! That's what DUmmie RandomThoughts does today in this THREAD, "So how many people do you think noticed." So let us take a trip to the land where progressives can do no wrong, DUmmieland, where the comments are in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson--asking the DUmmies to...
  • John Edwards Pleads Not Guilty: 'I Did Not Break the Law'

    06/03/2011 2:48:49 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 3, 2011 | James Oliphant, Richard A. Serrano and David G. Savage
    Former Sen. John Edwards, pictured delivering a speech during his 2008 campaign for president, pleaded not guilty to six counts of violating federal election laws Friday. "There is no question that I have done wrong," John Edwards said Friday in front of the North Carolina courtroom where he pleaded not guilty to six counts of violating federal campaign laws. "I take full responsibility for having done wrong." But, Edwards said, he did not violate federal law. "I will regret for the rest of my life the pain and the harm that I have done," the former Democratic presidential candidate said,...
  • John Edwards will plead not guilty, lawyer says (perp makes statement at courthouse)

    06/03/2011 12:36:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Mooresville Tribune ^ | 6/03/11 | Bertand M. Gutierrez
    Edwards will plead not guilty, lawyer saysMade statement outside Winston-Salem federal courthouse By Bertand M. Gutierrez | Winston-Salem Journal Updated: June 03, 2011 - 2:00 PM An attorney for John Edwards said outside the Winston-Salem federal courthouse today that the felony indictment against the two-time presidential candidate is unprecedented in campaign finance history and that Edwards will plead not guilty. An attorney for John Edwards said outside the Winston-Salem federal courthouse today that the felony indictment against the two-time presidential candidate is unprecedented in campaign finance history and that Edwards will plead not guilty. "He has broken no law, and...