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  • Turning Bill Clinton into Bill Cosby: ...a massive difference between sex abuse allegations

    01/05/2016 4:05:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    Salon ^ | Amanda Marcotte
    Turning Bill Clinton into Bill Cosby: Sorry, conservatives, there's a massive difference between their sex abuse allegations Heaven save us all from conservatives who think they have a "gotcha." And boy they sure think they have one with Bill Clinton and the supposed "hypocrisy" of feminists who don't agree that his wife's career should be derailed because of allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against him in the 1990s. At stake is this alleged unfairness that while some men accused of sexual abuse get in actual trouble for it, Clinton walks around free and even gets to campaign for...
  • 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...