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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
    NY Times ^ | 11/19/13 | BY PETER LATTMAN AND KIM SEVERSON
    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...
  • Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

    05/08/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    google.com ^ | 5/8/12 | AP
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A onetime donor to John Edwards testified Tuesday that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity before it considered offering him any position in the administration.
  • Edwards thought '1-in-3 chance' he was father of Rielle's unborn child, ex-aide testifies

    04/24/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/12 | Jonathan Serrie/AP
    John Edwards apparently didn't think too highly of his mistress. According to testimony Tuesday from Edwards' former top confidante, the ex-senator didn't give himself great odds when he doubted that he was the father of Rielle Hunter's unborn child. "He said that she was a crazy slut, and it was a one-in-three chance that it was his child," Young testified. Whether or not those were the odds, Edwards made a bad bet. After denying for months that he was the father, even after he copped to the affair, Edwards has acknowledged paternity for their daughter who is now 4 years...
  • John Edwards -- 'Boozing,' 'Suicidal' & Totally Getting My Sympathy

    04/21/2011 2:46:44 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 82 replies
    CafeMom ^ | April 7, 2011 | Sheri Reed
    Considering the source, we do have to take this news with a gigantic grain of salt, but the National Enquirer (via the Daily Mail) is reporting that scandal-maker John Edwards is really down and out. Sadly, it's not really so hard to believe though. I mean, he'd have to be completely dead inside not to be depressed about the state of his life right now -- even if he did create a good number of his woes. I really want to be mad at the guy. To say he deserves everything he gets. But I just can't. And I hope...
  • National Enquirer: GRAND JURY TO INDICT (John) EDWARDS

    03/03/2010 7:37:10 AM PST · by maggief · 47 replies · 1,310+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | March 3, 2010
    The ultimate fall from grace, a Federal grand jury is about to indict John Edwards, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. In another shocker, close sources say Edwards' estranged wife Elizabeth could help send the former presidential candidate to jail! Edwards, the disgraced two-time Presidential loser, is being investigated by the feds, including the FBI and IRS, for possible campaign violations related to paying his mistress Rielle Hunter. The grand jury has been meeting since April 2009, and insiders say an indictment is imminent. "John is terrified that he's going to be indicted," a friend told The ENQUIRER. "While he believes...
  • A Guided Tour of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter's Future Love Den (He proposed? $3.5M shack)

    03/02/2010 8:44:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 1,370+ views
    Gawker ^ | 2/11/10 | Maureen O'Connor
    A Guided Tour of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter's Future Love DenBy Maureen O'Connor The National Enquirer says John Edwards proposed to Rielle Hunter and is buying a $3.5M beach house. Now that we've found the real estate listing, a guide to the custom mahogany cabinetry (that's yuppie for "marital bliss") that lies ahead. The Enquirer's print edition included two photos from this listing with Bald Head Island Real Estate (which is, according to its website, the only real estate firm serving the North Carolina beach community), which is the only Bald Head property currently listed for $3.5 million. Since...
  • Report: DNA Tests Proves Edwards Fathered Videographer's Daughter

    08/12/2009 7:57:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies · 89,571+ views
    FoxNews ^ | August 12, 2009
    Report: DNA Tests Proves Edwards Fathered Videographer's Daughter A secret DNA test proves former presidential candidate John Edwards is the father of the baby born from an affair with a campaign aide, the National Enquirer reported Wednesday. FOXNews.com Wednesday, August 12, 2009 A secret DNA test proves former presidential candidate John Edwards is the father of the baby born from an affair with a campaign aide, the National Enquirer reported Wednesday. The Enquirer, which last year broke the story of Edwards' affair with campaign videographer Reille Hunter and their alleged "love child," said the test was taken after Hunter tried...
  • Elizabeth Edwards' Book Debut Disappoints

    05/14/2009 12:06:51 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies · 864+ views
    Even a juicy political affair and an appearance on Oprah didn't help Elizabeth Edwards sell a lot of books. To say that her new memoir, Reflections, underperformed would be an understatement. The book trailed behind Michael J. Fox's memoir and Mark Levin's Liberty, only opening with a scan of 18,853 units. To put that into perspective: Fox's book scanned 36,321 units this past week, with a total of 138,128 since it's release. The battle of the books is on!
  • Elizabeth Edwards Kicks John Out: Furious Fight Over Mistress Paternity Test

    05/13/2009 10:00:09 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 32 replies · 2,351+ views
    Cover Awards ^ | May 25, 2008 | Mark Petasky
    The National Enquirer serves up a double play this week with two marriages in crisis. To your left is Elizabeth Edwards kicking her cheating husband John Edwards out! And, to your right is Kate Gosselin “losing all 8 kids.” A good week for The National Enquirer? I’d say lucky. Because shortly, you will see three - yes three - Jon & Kate covers. The move to put the Edwards’ story on this week’s cover was a very smart one. In addition, the specific cover lines on each story make this an overall strong sell. The Edwards line “She Kicks Him...
  • NPR Plugs Elizabeth Edwards Book, But Suggests Some Think She 'Perpetrated a Fraud'

    05/11/2009 8:23:25 AM PDT · by Justaham · 15 replies · 908+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-10-09 | Tim Graham
    In addition to a sympathy tour on Oprah Winfrey’s show, Elizabeth Edwards was interviewed by National Public Radio on Thursday. But All Things Considered co-anchor Michele Norris deserves credit for channeling some of the resentment of voters – both Edwards voters and others – who feel defrauded not just by John, but by Elizabeth, who consented to completely fraudulent media stories celebrating her wedded bliss. Deep into the interview, Norris asked the toughie:
  • John Edwards is a cad, his wife's a partner in grime

    05/06/2009 8:12:23 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 1,604+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, May 6th 2009 | Michael Goodwin
    The news that federal prosecutors are investigating John Edwards' presidential campaign payments to his mistress brings a sense of satisfaction. The phoniest man in American politics is finally getting the comeuppance he so richly deserves. With his $400 haircuts and investments in predatory lenders, all while saying ending poverty was a "moral issue" and the "cause of my life," Edwards set new standards for hypocrisy as he sought the Democratic nomination. His contrived compassion was a joke among rivals. And that was before we learned he had an affair with a campaign aide. Yet any sense of justice served is...
  • Elizabeth Edwards interview with Oprah: 'No idea' if John Edwards fathered Rielle Hunter's baby

    05/05/2009 12:51:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 51 replies · 2,424+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 5th 2009 | Michael Saul
    Despite John Edwards' denials that he fathered a baby with his onetime mistress, his betrayed wife Elizabeth said she has "no idea" whether the former presidential candidate is a new dad. In an exclusive interview set to air Thursday, Oprah Winfrey asks Elizabeth Edwards about rampant speculation that he is the father of campaign videographer Rielle Hunter's one-year-old daughter. "I've seen a picture of the baby. I have no idea. It doesn't look like my children but I don't have any idea," Edwards told Winfrey. Edwards talked about the state of her marriage, her husband's infidelity and her ongoing battle...
  • JOHN EDWARDS CONFESSION TO DYING WIFE: "IT'S MY BABY!" [National Enquirer]

    03/04/2009 11:52:35 AM PST · by freeplancer · 62 replies · 2,906+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | Freeplancer
    Story at link.
  • Edwards, Rove agree when topic turns to Palin

    11/14/2008 6:53:42 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 88 replies · 4,210+ views
    ap ^ | Friday, November 14, 2008 at 8:23 a.m. | JASON DEAREN
    "But if she wants to run for president she's gonna have to get somebody to move to Anchorage, Alaska and help her take her game to another level," he said smiling. "Let's be clear about this ... it's really cold there most of the year."
  • MISSING RING (Liz Edwards kicks pony out, seeks shampoo, conditioner in divorce settlement)

    11/04/2008 9:23:10 AM PST · by presidio9 · 30 replies · 10,908+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 30, 2008 | Dick Johnson
    IS it over between John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth? "The wedding band is missing," the Washington Post reported yesterday after covering a speech the cancer-stricken mother of two gave in DC on Monday night. Edwards, the former North Carolina senator who ran for president twice, finally acknowledged three months ago that he had an affair with campaign videographer Rielle Hunter. He denies he's the father of Hunter's baby girl, although he has been spotted visiting mother and child. A source said Edwards is no longer living with Elizabeth and that the couple have separated. But reps for Elizabeth Edwards...
  • Report: Edwards' Ex-Mistress Held Particular Scorn for Elizabeth Edwards (MSM had a scoop in '06)

    08/11/2008 8:22:22 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 75 replies · 234+ views
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2008 | fox news
    Elizabeth Edwards has "bad energy," claimed the woman who had an affair with two-time presidential candidate John Edwards, according to Monday's online edition of Newsweek magazine. Rielle Hunter, the mistress at the center of the political storm around Edwards, held the former North Carolina senator in high regard. However, the party girl-turned-healer-turned-videographer was apparently less generous with her former paramour's wife. "I've only met her once," Hunter told Newsweek reporter Jonathan Darman in late 2006 during a lunch in which she mistakenly cast him as a friend. "She does not give off good energy. She didn't make eye contact with...
  • Reporters found Edwards' affair tough to prove

    08/08/2008 7:57:28 PM PDT · by jerod · 68 replies · 159+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9:04 p.m. ET Aug. 8, 2008 | The Associated Press
    AP's approach: 'Better to get it right even if we couldn't get it first' WASHINGTON - Reporters don't like being beaten on a major political story, especially by a supermarket tabloid. And being beaten up over not reporting one is even less appealing. But a sexual affair can have just two people who know the truth. Without witnesses, documents, photographs or some form of irrefutable evidence pointing to the truth, news organizations will not endanger their own integrity. That made it difficult to prove — and to print — the rumors that John Edwards had cheated on his seriously ill...
  • Media's self censorship is a bigger scandal than Edwards

    08/07/2008 6:58:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 25 replies · 271+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 8/7/08 | Tom Bemis
    <p>Commentary: Is it any wonder that nobody buys newspapers any more?</p> <p>LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The scandal over former Sen. John Edwards' alleged fathering of a love child is rapidly being surpassed by a greater travesty -- not one single major media organization in the U.S is covering the story.</p>
  • ABC defends show against outcry by pediatricians

    01/30/2008 3:17:14 PM PST · by TheRealDBear · 6 replies · 169+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 30, 2008 | Steve Gorman
    The ABC network said on Monday it will go ahead with plans to air an episode of its new legal drama "Eli Stone" despite objections from pediatricians who say the show may discourage parents from having their children immunized. The debut episode features the show's title character and hero, a trial lawyer for big corporations who decides to fight for the little guy, convincing a jury that a mercury-based preservative in a vaccine caused a child's autism. On the show, a jury awards the boy's mother $5.2 million in damages after it is revealed the CEO of the vaccine maker...
  • Caption this John Edwards house party, with Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and Tim Russert (barf alert)

    01/16/2008 9:25:08 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 68 replies · 93+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 01/09/08 | headshotphoto
    "Bedford, NH, January 7, 2008: John and Elizabeth Edwards attended a house party at the home of Peter and Joanne Smith, in Bedford, NH. They were joined by actors Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins and James Denton. Also joining them at the house party were Hilda, Grigort and Bedig Sarkisyan, the family of Nataline Sarkisyan, the 17 year old who died as a result of being denied a liver transplant by Cigma, a health insurance company. John Edwards answered questions from voters and media."
  • Swifties Still Maligned

    01/10/2008 8:14:58 AM PST · by Snardius · 31 replies · 121+ views
    Associate Press ^ | 1/10/2008 | Snardius
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Barack Obama is being endorsed by fellow Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats' 2004 presidential nominee who lost to George W. Bush that year and gave up his own plans for a 2008 run a year ago.[snip]Besides any potential help for Obama, Thursday's endorsement was a slap at Edwards, who was Kerry's running mate in the last election. The two had their differences during the campaign over strategy and spending. In post-mortem interviews, Edwards said he would have been more aggressive in challenging the unsubstantiated allegations of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the Vietnam War veterans...
  • Caption John Edwards

    01/03/2008 4:23:37 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 25 replies · 96+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 1/2/07 | staff
  • Caption The Candidates in Iowa

    01/02/2008 11:13:59 AM PST · by weegee · 38 replies · 83+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Wed Jan 2, 12:32 PM ET | various as noted
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., arrives Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, to speak in Davenport, Iowa. Democratic and Republican candidates are going all out Wednesday to encourage supporters to vote for them in the close Iowa caucus Thursday. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) walks to his campaign bus in Dubuque, Iowa January 2, 2008. (Jim Young/Reuters) Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) (C) and her daughter Chelsea (rear) visit campaign workers at her Polk County field office in Des Moines, Iowa January 2,2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES) Democratic presidential candidate...
  • 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...
  • Caption John Edwards in Iowa (Kevin Bacon performs on stage)

    12/19/2007 4:44:51 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 44 replies · 61+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 12/11/08 | John Edwards 2008
  • Just in case you missed it. (Did Edwards say what I thought he said? (Video at #31))

    09/28/2007 5:19:45 AM PDT · by WakeUpAndVote · 44 replies · 132+ views
    Edwards mouth will be his downfall. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1903273/posts
  • Clinton Sees Fear Realized in Trouble With Donor

    09/11/2007 9:29:43 PM PDT · by neverdem · 80 replies · 3,336+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2007 | PATRICK HEALY
    Of all the possible vulnerabilities facing Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton has long believed that the one of the biggest was money, friends and advisers say. Some sort of fund-raising scandal that would echo the Clinton-era controversies of the 1990s and make her appear greedy or ethically challenged. As a result, Mrs. Clinton told aides this year to vet major donors carefully and help her avoid situations in which she might appear to be trading access for big money, advisers said. Also to be avoided, the senator said, were fund-raising tactics that might conjure up the Clinton...
  • Caption this rally for John Edwards in Key Biscayne

    08/08/2007 6:07:52 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 37 replies · 570+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 6/17/07 | UN1SON
  • Caption John Edwards at a house party

    07/30/2007 4:57:57 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 36 replies · 798+ views
    Yahoo! News Groups ^ | 7/28/07 | staff
    "Democratic presidential hopeful former Sen. John Edwards speaks to people in a crowded room at a house party in Nashua, N.H."
  • (Elizabeth) Edwards Promises To Ban Laws Against Gays

    07/15/2007 11:38:45 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 95 replies · 2,074+ views
    CBS 5 SAN FRANCISCO ^ | 15 JULY 2007 | AP
    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO -- Elizabeth Edwards told a prominent gay rights group Saturday night that her husband—presidential candidate John Edwards—would help repeal more than a thousand laws that discriminate against same-sex couples. As she campaigns for her husband in California, Elizabeth Edwards has staked out an independent position on gay rights by announcing her support for gay marriage. John Edwards said her position surprised even him. The former North Carolina Senator opposes gay marriage but supports civil unions. Elizabeth Edwards also called for tougher federal hate crimes legislation, and cited the story of 26-year-old Satendar Singh—who died recently after being...
  • Caption John Edwards manning a firehose

    07/09/2007 4:36:28 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 51 replies · 1,258+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 7/7/7 | staff
    "Democratic presidential hopeful, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, left, helps Richard Knight, right, and David Martin with a firehose at a firefighter's muster in Moultonborough, N.H., Saturday, July 7, 2007. Edwards is vacationing in New Hampshire with his family. ""Rain begins to fall as Democratic presidential hopeful former U.S. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina walks with his family, wife, Elizabeth and children, Jack, and Emma Claire, at a firefighter's muster in Moultonborough, N.H., Saturday, July 7, 2007. Edwards' is vacationing in New Hampshire with his family."
  • My Reasoning for confronting Chris Matthews

    07/01/2007 3:59:41 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 162 replies · 5,241+ views
    vanity | 01 July 2007 | trueblackman
    I would have never thought in my wildest dreams that my confrontation with Chris Matthews would be picked up by my fellow Conservatives, but I feel that Matthews peddles disinformation and spin for those who are left of center and over the last four years I have watched with bitterness as those like Matthews have targeted very military that protects their right to speak. Matthews thought that he would set up Ms. Ann Coulter in an ambush when he had Ms. Elizabeth Edwards to call in and demanded a stop to what she termed as personal attacks against her husband,...
  • Hilarious! "Breck Girl" Edwards Preens Hair For Five Full Miutes To The Tune Of "I Feel Pretty"

    06/07/2007 4:00:01 AM PDT · by InfantryMarine · 17 replies · 1,104+ views
    YouTube ^ | RogerRmjet
    John Edwards fixing his hair before an interview. With appropriate music! LOL! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AE847UXu3Q&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ewtam%2Ecom%2Fpages%2Fbfrantz%2Ehtml
  • Edwards' Peculiar Brand of Patriotism

    06/04/2007 6:07:05 PM PDT · by lancer256 · 9 replies · 715+ views
    davidlimbaugh.com ^ | 06/04/07 | david limbaugh
    I watched parts of the Democratic presidential debate, then downloaded the transcript. Of all the column fodder it contained, I was particularly taken by two responses of John Edwards that, I believe, fairly represent the Democratic Party's wrongheaded foreign policy worldview. His statements were at the beginning and end of the evening, and served as figurative bookends that nicely frame the Democrats' curious attitude toward this great nation they seek to lead. They tell us all we need to know about these would-be commanders in chief: that we cannot afford to have them anywhere near the Oval Office, especially as...
  • Kerry's Regrets About John Edwards

    05/30/2007 3:53:09 PM PDT · by Baladas · 96 replies · 3,213+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | May. 30, 2007 | Robert Shrum
    He was comfortable after his conversations with Gephardt, but even queasier about Edwards after they met. Edwards had told Kerry he was going to share a story with him that he'd never told anyone else—that after his son Wade had been killed, he climbed onto the slab at the funeral home, laid there and hugged his body, and promised that he'd do all he could to make life better for people, to live up to Wade's ideals of service. Kerry was stunned, not moved, because, as he told me later, Edwards had recounted the same exact story to him, almost...
  • Obama Osama says Memorial Day NOT for Politics...but forgets to tell John Edwards!

    05/29/2007 4:50:11 AM PDT · by Demsownedbyradicalsatmoveonorg · 2 replies · 447+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | May 28, 2007 | AP
    LITTLETON, N.H. - Though he said Memorial Day shouldn't be politicized, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) used a visit to a war monument Monday to repeat his call for better services for veterans. Obama, campaigning in the first-in-the-nation primary state with his wife and daughters, laid a wreath at a war monument before attending a town hall-style meeting. "This is a day on which we reflect on those who have fallen and reflect on the sacrifices they have made for all of us," Obama said, talking with reporters after the brief ceremony. "This is a great...
  • Anti-War Groups Accused of Politicizing Memorial Day

    05/28/2007 8:59:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies · 648+ views
    Anti-War Groups Accused of Politicizing Memorial Day By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 27, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - Anti-war groups and at least one Democratic presidential candidate are planning to hold protests and demonstrations on Memorial Day, a decision that prompted veterans' groups to accuse them of politicizing a day meant to honor fallen American troops. Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) came under fire earlier for encouraging his supporters to use Memorial Day celebrations as an outlet for an anti-war message. Through a campaign website and videos posted online, Edwards encouraged supporters to "speak out, to gather together, reclaim patriotism."...
  • Support the Troops. End the War. (Edwards wants to be President!!! Disgusting!!!)

    05/27/2007 10:04:01 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Edward's Campaign Site ^ | May 26, 2007 | John Edwards
    “Speak Out in Public On Memorial Day, get your friends, kids, co-workers, neighbors, aunts, uncles, grandfathers, grandmothers, and anyone and everyone you know together to show your support for the troops and end the war. Bring “Support the Troops! End the War!” signs. Invite any local speakers who you think share our message of patriotic responsibility. Be sure to check with your local authority for any permits you need for public gatherings. Contact local media to publicize your event. Make sure you conduct yourself respectfully-both for those serving in Iraq and the memory of the brave servicemen and women that...
  • Edwards Discusses Hedge Fund Job ['Rat Hypocrisy]

    05/08/2007 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies · 685+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 8 | Nedra Pickler
    Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said Tuesday that he worked for a hedge fund to learn more about financial markets and their relationship to poverty in the United States. Edwards won't disclose how much he got paid as a consultant to Fortress Investment Group, but said he did keep the money. "It was primarily to learn, but making money was a good thing, too," the 2004 vice presidential nominee said in an interview with The Associated Press. ..... Edwards said it's legitimate to ask questions about whether there is a contradiction between campaigning against poverty while working for a hedge...
  • Edwards's Southern Strategy

    05/08/2007 8:52:02 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 706+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | May 1, 2007 | Tom Schaller
    John Edwards has predicted he can win in the South in 2008. "I think I have the strongest chance of changing the electoral map," Mr. Edwards told the Associated Press earlier this month. "I think we have a great chance to win, not just Ohio, but to win some Southern states." Mr. Edwards is right and wrong. A South Carolina native who was educated and now lives in North Carolina, Mr. Edwards has a built-in edge over his fellow Democrats, none of whom is from the South. Yet, even if he finds a way to translate that backyard advantage into...
  • Edwards: Wealth Doesn't Hurt Credibility

    05/07/2007 10:05:38 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 32 replies · 812+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/7/07 | Mike Glover
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Presidential candidate John Edwards said Monday it's silly to suggest that his wealth and expensive tastes have hurt his credibility as an advocate for the poor. "Would it have been better if I had done well and didn't care?" Edwards asked. Edwards noted that some of the most acclaimed anti-poverty advocates came from privileged backgrounds, including Franklin Roosevelt and Bobby Kennedy. "You could see and feel the empathy they had," said Edwards, speaking from his home in North Carolina during an interview on Iowa Public Radio. (snip) His credibility on the issue has been challenged...
  • Edwards' $400 Haircut (How the Candidates spent their $)

    04/18/2007 5:59:06 PM PDT · by CheyennePress · 18 replies · 823+ views
    Slate ^ | April 17, 2007 | John Dickerson
    Americans have given $160 million so far this year to the declared presidential candidates, according to recent candidate filings. [4x-2003-totals] But the great joy of digging into the campaign-finance reports is...learning how they spent it, from the $16,000 John Edwards spent on campaign paraphernalia to Obama's $10,000 on electronic equipment to the McCain's $1,600 on flowers. ... ... Romney: ($21 million raised; $13 million cash on hand.) Romney has raised the most money of any Republican, but he also likes to spend it. That money didn't go to staff perks. Romney, the richest candidate, was stingiest with his staff members'...
  • Exclusive: John And Elizabeth Edwards (Couric 60 Minutes Interview)

    03/25/2007 5:51:34 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 99 replies · 2,489+ views
    CBS ^ | March 25, 2007
    (CBS) When John and Elizabeth Edwards announced this past Thursday that her breast cancer had returned and spread to her bones, and that his presidential campaign would continue, they sparked a national discussion about the choices involved. At this stage Elizabeth's cancer is incurable and treatment doesn't always prolong life. Was it the right decision to stay in the race? Can John Edwards run for president and care for his wife and family, a family that has already suffered the death of a son more than a decade ago? Can John Edwards be president without being distracted by his wife's...
  • Edwards to Suspend Campaign (Update: Wife's cancer has returned - Does not suspend Campaign)

    03/22/2007 8:23:49 AM PDT · by kddid · 721 replies · 19,275+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 22, 2007 | Ben Smith
    John Edwards is suspending his campaign for President, and may drop out completely, because his wife has suffered a recurrence of the cancer that sickened her in 2004, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, an Edwards friend told The Politico. "At a minimum he's going to suspend" the campaign, the source said. "Nobody knows precisely how serious her recurrence is. It’ll be another couple of days before there’s complete clarity." "For him right now he has one priority which is her health and the security of the two young children," said the friend. As for the campaign, "You don't...
  • Edwards capitalizes on Coulter slur

    03/06/2007 6:49:39 AM PST · by presidio9 · 197 replies · 2,616+ views
    Prominently featured on John Edwards' presidential campaign Web site is a video of conservative commentator Ann Coulter insulting him. And with just a mouse click you can hear the invective and get a chance to donate at the same time. On Friday, Coulter, a writer and columnist known for provocative remarks, told an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate, John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I -- so kind of...
  • Edwards to Skip Debate Hosted by Fox

    03/07/2007 6:03:28 PM PST · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,389+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/7/7 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards won't participate in a debate co-hosted by Fox News Channel and the Nevada Democratic Party, his campaign said Wednesday, as party officials tried to settle a dust-up over their partnership with the conservative cable network. Edwards' campaign said Fox News' participation was part of the decision to pass on the Aug. 14 debate in Reno, but it also cited scheduling conflicts. Online activists and bloggers quickly hailed the decision as a victory in their campaign to urge Nevada Democrats to drop Fox News as a partner. MoveOn.org Civic Action says it...
  • Edwards: Jesus Would Be 'Appalled' at U.S.

    03/05/2007 3:17:03 PM PST · by MadIvan · 195 replies · 3,399+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2007 | Staff
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says Jesus would be appalled at how the United States has ignored the plight of the suffering, and that he believes children should have private time to pray at school.Edwards, in an interview with the Web site Beliefnet.com, said Jesus would be most upset with the selfishness of Americans and the country's willingness to go to war "when it's not necessary." "I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs," Edwards told...
  • G.O.P. Candidates Criticize Slur by Conservative Author [Ann Coulter]

    03/04/2007 1:18:25 AM PST · by XR7 · 163 replies · 3,631+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/4/07 | ADAM NAGOURNEY
    WASHINGTON, March 3 — Three of the leading Republican presidential candidates on Saturday denounced one of their party’s best-known conservative commentators for using an antigay epithet when discussing a Democratic presidential contender at a gathering of conservatives here. The remarks by Ann Coulter, an author who regularly speaks at conservative events, were sharply denounced by the candidates, Senator John McCain of Arizona, Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. Their statements came after Democrats, gay rights groups and bloggers raised a storm of protest over the remarks. Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference before an...
  • Edwards: Israel NOT a threat to world peace

    02/20/2007 7:42:47 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 38 replies · 1,154+ views
    AP ^ | February 20, 2007
    John Edwards' presidential campaign wants to make it clear that he doesn't consider Israel a threat to world peace. A spokesman for the 2008 Democratic candidate issued a statement today denying such a report on Variety.com. Columnist Peter Bart reports that Edwards told a Hollywood fundraiser last month that the possibility that Israel would bomb Iran's nuclear facilities is perhaps the greatest short-term threat to world peace. Edwards' spokesman Jonathan Prince says the article is erroneous. He says Edwards says one of the greatest short-term threats to world peace is Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. Bart and the host of...
  • Edwards Bloggers' Message Was Missed ("points they meant to make were worth considering")

    02/20/2007 8:13:19 AM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    It's too bad the brash-mouthed babes of John Edwards's campaign blog resorted to gutter-speak to make their points. Their points were lost in the netherworld of right- and left-wing truculence and in the jousting, jabbing, and parrying so prominent in today's nonstop news cycle. It's too bad because the points they meant to make were worth considering. Last month, Edwards's campaign hired two women, described by salon.com as "outspoken, potty-mouthed feminist bloggers, Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan" to blog for the campaign website. They were hired to lure lefty Democrats into the Edwards camp. As is so often the case...